Never Been To California (zyng012)

by The Rayguns

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    The Rayguns are a fantastic & energetic punk band from Boston, USA. ZyNg have produced a re-issue of their very popular 'Never Been To California' release. Limited to 30 copies worldwide.

    Produced on a c20 clear ferro tape with full colour label housed in a clear Norelco case with full colour j-card. Cassettes are dubbed in real time on Tascam & Dennon pro decks. Cassettes are individually hand numbered and shrink-wrapped.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Never Been To California (zyng012) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 17 ZyNg tapes releases available on Bandcamp.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of On New Horizons Vol III (zyng017), PAWRAWNAW (zyng015), Boney Finger In The Sweet Spot (zyng014), Michael Ceramist (zyng013), Alice Kat, Never Been To California (zyng012), Globule (zyng011), Savage Goth (zyng010), and 9 more. , and , .

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The Rayguns have a 7-track mini-album, Never Been to California. The title track is brilliant catchy punk-pop. No Time At All combines the fuzzier kind of 1980s indiepop with a punky kick. Break is super-melodic pop beefed up with a punky snarl and buzzy fuzzy guitar. Faded adds an angular rock touch and an angsty atmosphere to the band's usual punk-pop style.

The Rayguns have an exciting sound that balances strong catchy melodies with an energetic kick. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from them in future! The tape has the usual high standard of visual presentation expected from ZyNg Tapes, and is limited to just 30 copies.

Kim Harten


released January 15, 2016



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Track Name: Never Been To California
As I've been writing down the list
Of everything I need
There's been a nervousness adrift
With everything I wrote

It's getting harder to lift myself out of bed
As I am trying to decide to head out west

I set my player to repeat
Track three on Combat Rock
And as I listen to the beat
I know that I'm all right
Track Name: No Time At All
Time is on my side
You never lied

Don't know why I stood here waiting
Took no time at all
Track Name: The Look
From day to day it drifts away
I have control that doesn't stay
I look at you in my own way
You look at me and think the same

Oh no, oh no, right through me

You're giving me all I can see

When I look up you're all I need
You seem to nod and I proceed
I might be lost within your stare
I like to think that I don't care
Track Name: Break
Can't deal with it anymore
Can't stand this awful war
Going my own way
Nothing keeps me in your place

You know it's all been said
That's how it's all been done
True words false confessions
Who else can I pretend to love?
Reworking past nonfictions
Till' my brain gets numb

Play the game
Or the game will play you
Break the chain
And live like you want to
Track Name: Faded
I've got another question
You've got another time
I've got another answer
You've got another lie

It's faded
Track Name: You're Gone
There goes another dead
I look and feel misled
Your eyes are gone and look naive
Your face is starting to deceive

I can feel it coming
It's coming, you're gone

I thrash and kick the bed
To get myself ahead
Your eyes are gone and look naive
Your face is starting to deceive

You give me nothing to remember
Track Name: Let It Out
Let it out
Oh, let it out

There is something here without a
Face that always seems to linger
Lying underneath the daily task
That I have set to focus

There is something here without a
Face that tends to look familiar
Lying somewhere in between the
Past and where I came to notice