SPR3 News Updates

Posted by FZ on 2023-10-26 15:38:15

Big time update equals big time fun! New songs: “Phreaked” was released on 9/26/23 and “Special Breakfast” was released on 10/01/23! New music videos: “Special Breakfast” got one on 10/09/23, “Phreaked” and “La Grande Mort” both got videos on 10/14/23, and “Colorized Classics” (Two of our oldest videos that were originally in black & white are now in color for YOUR viewing pleasure). But, wait – there’s more! “Weird Shit 2023”, a bandcamp compilation by our friends at Borenail Records and featuring our smash hit “Human Being”, came out on 09/25/23! On 10/06/23 we uploaded PDFs of issues 31, 32, and 33 of CHIAROSCURO (the legendary SLC, UT zine that mutated into a little band called The SPR3) to this very website. Oh, and, we updated The SPR3 art gallery with 29 our most recent visual delights!

Posted by FZ on 2023-09-17 00:09:05

Time for a long overdue update! New songs: “Lingua Franca” was released on 8/13/23, “Infelicissimo” was released on 8/29/23, “Pornography” was released on 9/5/23, and “La Grande Mort” was released on 9/16/23! The three part “Song of the Summer” got it’s own music video on 8/3/23. Not our best, but it is our longest! And, last but not least, our smash hit “Trauma Sturgeon” was included on a bandcamp compilation called “Radio Engram: Volume 1” by the good people at Engram Recordings! Whew!

Posted by FZ on 2023-07-16 08:38:21

Slip on an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polkadot bikini and hit the beach because things sure are heating up! We have got THE song(s) of the summer to soundtrack your next game of beach blanket bingo! That’s right, plural! It’s something of an “Another Brick in the Wall” situation, dig? “Song of the Summer” (Part One) was released on 6/20/23, “Song of the Summer” (Part Two) was released on 6/29/23, and “Song of the Summer” (Part Three) was released on 7/6/23. Enjoy!

Posted by FZ on 2023-06-07 06:10:43

At about 2 am we uploaded our newest music video! “Cat on the Bus” is sure to be remembered as one of our greatest videos of all time! It’s purr-fect, I tell ya! Damn, we’ve been busy. We released two other videos since the last “news update” was posted. The “Human Being” one dropped on 5/7/23 and the “I Give Up” one hit the freezing scene on 5/23/23. New songs? Yeah, we’ve got those too. “How Little We Know” (5/2/23) and the aforementioned “I Give Up” (5/20/23). Have we earned a vacation? Definitely. Do we owe it to our fans to keep delivering the hits? Unfortunately!

Posted by FZ on 2023-04-29 23:45:43

April is almost over which means that our unbelievable 20th year is nearly one third of the way over. I just cannot stress to you enough how crazy it is that we’ve been doing this for twenty fucking years. Do anything for twenty damn years, I dare ya! We’ve put out THREE new songs since the last update: “Human Being” (3/30/23), “Exegesis” (4/17/23), and “Church and State” (4/24/23). We’ve got a new music video too, it’s for “Haul My Ashes” and it’s a humdinger! What does the future hold for THE SPR3? Only MotherCat knows for sure!

Posted by FZ on 2023-03-25 01:37:10

Prolific as fuck that’s us. Since our last update we’ve released two new songs: “Akimbo” (2/14/23) and “Trauma Sturgeon” (3/2/23). We’ve put out two new music videos as well. One for the aforementioned “Trauma Sturgeon” and one for “Blue32”- a top notch banger whose audio was released way back in January. In other thrilling SPR3 news, BORENAIL RECORDS included our smash hit “Dream Woman” (6/25/22) on their “A Wistful Valentines Compilation 2023” over on bandcamp. Then they released a “Dragged Vocal Mix” of “Dream Woman” on their “VAPORIZED” remix album. It’s all pretty insane stuff. But, we’re only a fourth of the way through our superlatively mad and mind bogglingly historic 20th year… you won’t believe what we do next! Stay fucking tuned!

Posted by FZ on 2023-02-11 03:09:10

We’re so proud of our new songs that we added a “Most Recent SPR3 Songs” playlist to the frontpage on January 24th, 2023. We’ve released two new music videos since our last update, “Meow is the Time” and “The Charm Offensive.” On the 27th of January the good people at The City Weekly (the local alternative weekly paper ‘round these parts) was nice enough to let their readers know that not only do we have lots of swell new content but also that we are now in our long hyped twentieth year. Read it for yourself at yer leisure, the link can be found in the “Press (SPR3 & Chiaroscuro)” section. Most importantly, our newest song – “Cat on the Bus” – came out on February 7th. Listen to it today via that aforementioned new playlist and then shower us with compliments in the official SPR3 dot com guestbook. Oh! And don’t forget to participate in the new poll! It’s IMPORTANT!

Posted by FZ on 2023-01-18 07:02:54

On December 31st, 2022 we released “Moldy Figs” and then when the clock struck midnight our amazing 20th year began. That’s right, my friends! Way back in 2003 DOOMLAZER and FILTHYZINESTER began creating music together as THE SPR3. Our favorite creations were introduced to the world (a.k.a. the SLC, UT zine scene) as part of “THE CD OF THE ABSURD” – a CD included with every copy of CHIAROSCURO #12. Cover date – October 2003. Since this thrilling, historic, and undeniably sexy year began we’ve released THREE new songs and ONE new music video! “Haul My Ashes” came out on the 8th, “Blue32” on the 14th, and “SundayScaries” dropped on the 16th. The music video for “Grammelot” came out on the 16th as well. Stay tuned, folks. We’re just getting started!

Posted by FZ on 2022-12-21 18:00:05

Since our last update we’ve released three new songs: “Snafu” (11/10/22), “Grammelot” (12/3/22), and “The Charm Offensive” (12/18/22). Our smash hit, “Teen Werewolf!” (5/7/22), finally got it’s own music video. And “Worst Year Ever” (6/30/21) was included on Borenail Records’ “Weird Shit 2022 Compilation” over on bandcamp. In less than two weeks THE SPR3’s thrilling 20th year will begin…

Posted by FZ on 2022-10-29 19:38:27

Our productivity is through the damn roof around here, I tell ya! We released “Theme Song” on 10/13/22, “Omnium Gatherum” on 10/23/22, and “Sprezzatura” on 10/29/22! And earlier this week “Theme Song” was included on “The 5th Annual Charity Pornogrind Compilation” by Dollar Pickle Records over on bandcamp. Pretty fucking good month to be The SPR3.

Posted by FZ on 2022-09-28 20:14:34

It’s update time, baby! On 9/7/22 we released one hell of a toe tapper by the name of “No Signal.” On 9/12/22 a music video for “Dream Woman” was released into the wild. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, our 2nd new song of the month was completed on 9/20/22. And on 9/24/22 the aforementioned “No Signal” got it’s very own music video. Only three months to go until our historic 20th year of making noise begins!

Posted by FZ on 2022-08-31 06:44:04

One more update before this month finally ends - Got two important things to tell ya about! Number one! Art! What is it? Why is it? And tell it to stop humping my leg! You want it? We’ve got it! 77 new sensational visuals have been added to the art gallery! Click on “SPR3 images” and your life will never be the same again! Number two! Mixclouds! What are they? Why are they? And, I’m flattered really - but, cut it out! Learn all you need to know about “Mixclouds” by clicking on the new link - it’s between the youtubes and the soundclouds and is sure to blow your mind!

Posted by FZ on 2022-08-18 15:08:24

These are exciting times for The SPR3 and our fans! This week we released TWO new music videos! One for the 2021 classic “Salty Breeze” and one for our brand new smash hit - “Off Switch.” — In other news three more issues of CHIAROSCURO have been uploaded in PDF form. Now the first twenty-one issues of SLC’s most legendary zine are on the site! — More excitement? You know it! FZ was interviewed for the “Awangarda U Kloszarda” blog! Who will interview FZ, DL, or the entire band next? Maybe you!

Posted by FZ on 2022-07-29 15:57:07

Everything zen? Gavin Rossdale says he doesn’t think so. The SPR3 say “Y-not?” Today we released our 9th new song of 2022 AND it already has a music video! It’s called “Guided Meditation” and it’s sure to chase away the summertime blues! — Also, back on 7/16/22 we released a video for “Jam.” There’s a censored version floating around on youtube, but the original version is exclusive content to this very website! — P.S. The countdown is getting serious. Roughly five months until we begin celebrating our 20th anniversary. Stay tuned and sign the fucking guestbook. It’s fun, I promise!

Posted by FZ on 2022-07-10 20:17:50

A new song was uploaded today! It’s called “Jam” and it’s our 8th new song of the year! — A few weeks ago we completed a music video for “Music is an Insult to Silence.” It’s our 4th new music video of the year! — Yes, sir, 2022 has been a great year for SPR3 content thus far! We’re less than six months away from 2023 now too and… you know what that means! Soon we will be celebrating 20 fucking years of THE SPR3!!! We’re almost as excited as you are!

Posted by FZ on 2022-06-25 13:10:41

Don’t worry, I come bearing good news! Since our last “news update” was posted, two new SPR3 songs have been completed and uploaded for your enjoyment. “Meow is the time” hit the scene back on 5/28/22 and it’s revolutionary spirt is needed now more than ever. “Dream Woman” is brand fucking new today. Neither have music videos. Yet.

Posted by FZ on 2022-05-27 05:33:10

1) Our newest song is called “Teen Werewolf” and it’s a gosh darned banger! It was completed and uploaded on 5/7/22. 2) Our newest music video (completed and uploaded on 5/21/22) is for “Aunt Poison” and it features top notch footage from my Vegas vacation a few years back! Pre-pandemic, naturally, I’m not a monster. 3) Last AND least, today we celebrate the one year anniversary of last year’s hit song “Corpse Fuck*r” !!!

Posted by FZ on 2022-04-26 07:03:49

1) Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of our now legendary “Rhythm & Booze” cassette tape! If you don’t have a copy, but you are reading this, that’s bananas! Order your copy immediately! 2) On 4/13/22 our newest song was completed and uploaded. It’s called “Aunt Poison” and you should listen to it twice ‘cuz it’s just that damn nice!

Posted by DL on 2022-04-07 17:45:05

This update is going to be like Mary Lou Retton - Short and Sweet. Check out the new songs "Detritus" and "Music is an Insult to Silence". Also, watch the two (2) music videos for Detritus linked on the 'About' page.

Posted by FZ on 2022-03-11 18:14:41

Great news. — Since our last “News Update” we unleashed “No Room” which was truly the song of the season. The season was a fucking terrible bloodbath, but… ya still gotta dance to sonething! — Today we have uploaded “Detritus”, for better or worse. Jiving that ya were voodoo. The children were crass, naturally. — Chiaroscuro #13-18 were added to the site. In PDF form. — Sha-la-la-la-la, man.

Posted by FZ on 2021-11-06 20:57:58

Gee fucking whiz, it has been AWHILE since our last “News Update.” — First things first, today we released a sensational number called “Cannonballs Anonymous” AND it has a music video too! — Second things second, a few months back a little song called “Muddy Puddles” came out. It has a music video too! — What else… our “Rhythm & Booze” cassette got a swell plug on a podcast called “People are the Enemy.” Host seems like an amicable fella. — Doomlazer has been awfully busy with a VERY exciting project so…. stay tuned for more fun and excitement from yer pals, THE SPR3!

Posted by FZ on 2021-08-08 07:03:12

On August 5th, 2021 we completed and uploaded our latest and greatest music video. Clearly our devoted public agrees with that assessment as “Worst Year Ever” has been viewed over A DOZEN times since then! Turns out, even during a pandemic people still love it when shit goes viral! — That’s not all that’s new though! Since our last “News Update”, a lot has happened in the wonderful world of The SPR3! We had the honor of appearing on the 6th episode of the “Banana Runts Memories” podcast! We uploaded more classic issues of “CHIAROSCURO” ! AND we’ve got new songs! “Slideshow” & “Bananaz” are our newest audio delights! Enjoy!

Posted by FZ on 2021-07-01 11:00:53

A new song was completed and uploaded yesterday! So, six months since this website went live we have made EIGHT new songs! “Dot Com”, “HeadCase”, “Idiots”, “Get Beat”, “Jealousy”, “Corpse Fuck*r”, “Salty Breeze”, and our newest… “Worst Year Ever.”

Posted by DL on 2021-06-23 09:52:28

New video for Corpse Fuck*r released.

Posted by FZ on 2021-06-18 21:37:12

Today’s YOUR lucky day! We’ve got a new feature here on this very website that will enable YOUR dream to come true! Assuming that your dream was to help us make a future SPR3 song, that is! Check it out - Upload noises, compliments, or weird sex shit! Do as thou wilt, I say! AS THOU WILT!!!

Posted by DL on 2021-06-01 19:59:35

Grab yourself a mojito and enjoy the summer sounds of the latest SPR3 song "Salty Breeze". It's in the "shuffle all" playlist.

Posted by DL on 2021-05-30 18:59:23

New song released: Corpse Fuck*er. The song title is a reference to the surrealist game, Exquisite Corpse, that inspired the technique used to produce this track. FZ and DL took turns emailing back and forth adding one 'piece' to the track at a time. There was no preplanned theme or musical ideas other than how the song would be created. It started with 15 seconds of drumming and after more than a dozen iterations, morphed into the finished version. Yes, technically that differs significantly from how Exquisite Corpse is played, but we lean dadaist.

Posted by DL on 2021-05-19 15:44:39

If you haven't already ordered your cassette tape of "Rhythm & Booze" you better hurry - we only have several thousand more available. After you order, check out the just-released SPR3 song "Jealousy" in the 'Shuffle All' playlist. More zine issues, SPR3 pics and some minor formatting changes have also been added recently.

Posted by FZ on 2021-04-26 21:28:44

“Rhythm & Booze” - the cassette.

Posted by FZ on 2021-04-17 19:06:14

Due to unpopular demand, more issues of the legendary zine that birthed The SPR3 have been uploaded in reader friendly PDF format no less! There’s a new song too. Answers to “Get Beat” and it’s... something alright! #NoSpoilers but... there’s a lot of exciting shit on the horizon. Stay tuned. Be young. Have fun. Drink pepsi.

Posted by DL on 2021-03-13 20:34:03

Few people realize how toxic it is to produce a single SPR3 song. The numbers are shocking and frankly, it has has the potential to destroy our planet. Take a look for yourself: That said, we've just added 38 recent SPR3 songs missing from the website. That's 102 minutes of new music in the "Shuffle All" playlist!

Posted by FZ on 2021-03-10 21:24:17

Big news! The THIRD new SPR3 song of 2021 has arrived! It’s called “Idiots” and just like “HeadCase” or “Dot Com” you can find it on the “Not on CD” and “Play All” playlists! Also! More music videos have been created and uploaded for YOUR enjoyment! All the new songs have videos!

Posted by FZ on 2021-02-27 16:58:20

For a hot minute there, we forgot that it was all about the MUSIC! 2nd new song of 2021 has arrived. It’s called “HeadCase” and if you don’t know by now how to find it here... yeesh! She was a boy, he was a girl... can i make it anymore obvious?

Posted by DL on 2021-02-24 16:37:26

The WebAmp media player now works on Safari! Since Safari doesn't enable WebGL2.0 by default, it loads without the visualizer. It's possible to enable it though. I might add instructions on how to do this at some point - might not!

Posted by FZ on 2021-02-03 03:19:32

There’s a new poll on the front page, a long lost FZ appearance on Brian Staker’s “Awkward Hour” podcast, and we’ve got a fun as fuck doodle wall now!

Posted by DL on 2021-01-27 17:04:04

Salt Lake City Weekly just did a short piece on

Posted by FZ on 2021-01-21 09:10:44

Big update roundup! More links! More music videos! Video games! Hackers! Schizopolis! And lots of behind the scenes stuff that keep the site working and looking great that I’m told is quite the hassle!

Posted by DL on 2021-01-18 03:13:11

It still needs some work but I reconfigured the image galleries, sorted based on category, and optimized most of the images. Everything should now load faster. Other than the WebAmp music player, the site is now 100% written from scratch by DL, so blame him.

Posted by FZ on 2021-01-07 06:40:48

Happy birthday to Dustin Neil Diamond!

Posted by DL on 2021-01-05 18:43:00

New song release in celebration of the recent website launch. "DOT COM" was uploaded to soundcloud here: It was also added to the "not on CD" and "all songs" playlists on

Posted by DL on 2021-01-05 04:06:18

Exciting news! This SPE3 News page has just been created. The site only came online Jan 1st 2021, so we're making some progress. This will mostly be used to announce and track new song releases. In the unlikely event something else happens it might be mentioned here. Who knows? You're all invited to the SRP3 party happening now til ????