This is the new, super-high tech home on the internet for The First Punic War. Thank you for stopping by.
News - A Third Punic War release, "Vanessa" is slated
for summer. It will be a full length 12". There may also be a First
Punic War 12" EP to keep things going while work continues slowly and
with difficulty on the First Punic War full length.
The Unicorn 7" is now out, and the Canada Day 7" is
coming along very nicely. Please visit our new store, where you can
and pre-order for Canada Day (details inside). There are still
copies of Candle lying around, so get that while you're at it.
About The First Punic War is one musician, and also many musicians. Currently in the 'many' category. There have been quite a few releases under this umbrella, beginning with the confusing nomenclature of The First Punic War - Where Have All The Lawn Darts Gone?, The Second Punic War - Autistically Yours, The Third Punic War - Music For Dead People. These three releases are all currently available on 2CDs at Failure Records, along with a newer CD entitled Red Deer - The Album (under the name The First Punic War). 2005 brought out a 7" entitled Candle EP, which you can get if you keep reading this website.
Music Hey hey! For the Unicorn 7", thought we'd do something special. You can download it in mp3 or FLAC format (lossless). Thanks to archive.org for hosting the FLAC! If you still want a 7" after hearing the songs, then by all means head over to the store. If not, oh well. MP3 folder is approx. 7 megs, FLAC about 86. Previously on A Very Special Blossom: The entire Candle EP - Here Is A Candle To Light Your Way, Nursing Student Surprise, Last Train To Nowhere, After It's All Said And Done, I Still Wear The Tightest Pants, May, S____, A Light, Stop Expressing Yourself.From the 'Red Deer - The Album' CD - Rabbit In Red. From The Second Punic War cassette - Asthma and 1/264. From The First Punic War - 'Lawn Darts' cassette - Seaweed, All About Pants, and Where Have All The Lawn Darts Gone?. Finally, a couple live oddities - Unidentified Suspects and All About Pants (electric). Those live ones are really, really poor in quality. Sorry about that.
Press - Very little. We have onsite an archived interview done with the Drake University rag, the Times-Delphic. There's some reviews of the Candle EP scattered around online if you'd like to take a peek - Indieville - Splendid - Aiding&Abetting (scroll down) - Ptolemaic Terrascope Online (scroll down) - Razorcake - Dusted Ezine, and Screaming Bloody Mess, which is the newest one (only 11 months after the record was sent to 'em, too!). Yeah, some of these reviews are downright hostile, but there ya go...
Contact - Email me at jason (at) thefirstpunicwar dot(.) com There's also a messageboard. I don't expect many people to use it.