THE NEW WHITE TRASH IN THE POST-PARADIGM ERA


Mining a new groove, and with a kind of rough grace, DOUBLEWIDE, the 37 song, 2 CD set from the NEW WHITE TRASH, chronicles the slide of the former American middle-class down a steep and slippery slope to the New White Trash, a place impartial to race, religion, creed or color.


The New White Trash (NWT) demographic is the outcome of the former middle class being folded in with the working poor and, for good measure, the unemployed and uninsured.  The NWT defines and represents a majority of people whose common bond includes and exists beyond the demographics of age, race, location, education. The people of the NWT are the new 'have-not's', and by its nature and size, this vast swath of population (99%) is now squarely at odds with the 1% who own, operate and dispense our corporate universe, big pharma, big food, big oil, big defense and big government included. ‘By the people for the people’ is receding.


The Post-Paradigm Era describes the vacuum left by the sudden disappearance of the former American middle class.  It is in this vacuum we now find ourselves, tumbling in turmoil as home losses mount, bank balances shrink, and shelters are jammed with the likes of you and I. The good old days are done and dusted. That party is over. The coming chaos of the post-paradigm era will lead to a radical and immediate rethinking and remaking of America or it will lead us to complete devastation.


THE MUSIC OF THE NEW WHITE TRASH

As Woody Guthrie filled a musical vacuum by acknowledging the pain and the suffering of the Great Depression, the New White Trash fills a bigger and more insidious vacuum left by a rampant, programmed consumerism that serves only corporations and their shareholders. 


This is a new breed of American music in which the message is clear: You're f**ked.  But now what?  


NWT portrays a post-paradigm, 'less beautiful' America, brought to life through music, media, theatre and message - those of, love,need and a desire for social justice. 'Drop it down’, ‘don't dig too deep', 'we charge extra for this', 'take these', 'we can't escape from', all are the language of the NWT.  And for good reason.


If you got no credit and you got no cash, you're NWT.  If you got more going out than you got coming in, you're NWT. If your 401k is MIA, if you’ve filed for bankruptcy, if you find yourself living in a trailer or back with your parents, if your unemployment has run out, if your roads have holes and local schools are closing, if you lost your health insurance to a pre-existing condition, you are the NWT. If you bought the hype and borrowed on a dream,and now your house is gone and you’re selling your things, you're the NWT. If you're pissed off, yet you keep a sliver of love in your crossed heart and at least a post-ironic smile on your lips, you're NWT. If what you had is gone - just like that - then you know you're running with the New White Trash.


The NWT offers what popular music does not: it recognizes and acknowledges all those who are being marginalized and dropping off the radar screens of “official” life. It is not all depressing. In fact, the NWT celebrates the joys, simple pleasures and love that are often re-discovered only in the darkest times.


Be loud, be proud, be heard. Enjoy the music of the New White Trash! 


NWT FAQ’s

 

Q: Who is the New White Trash?

A: If you have to ask, you are not.

 

Q: Do you have to be white to be NWT?

A: Absolutely not.  NWT is multi-cultural, multi-racial, omni-sexual.  Today's NWT population exists in the great cities and well as the deep country; amongst the educated and uneducated alike.  But you must have once thought that you were doing everything right and had it together.

 

Q: Who is in the band?

A: New White Trash is a tribal music lodge. Whoever is in the lodge when songs are written and recorded, or plays live on stage, is a band member.

  

New White Trash was founded in 2009 by the De Void Tribe: Wade (Doug Lewis), Cross (Michael C. Ruppert), Phil (Andy Kravitz), Cara Mia (Cara Tompkins), Cookie and Cherry De Void (Malia Luna and Bailey Rye). Also KV De Void (Kristen Vigard), RoBo De Void (Robit Hairman), Tangodog DV (Phil Maggini), Michael Jost (MJ De Void).

 

Band members include author/activist/singer/ songwriter Michael C. Ruppert (Cross De Void) who began singing on stage in his twenties and kept alive his dream of recording and performing while he fought to change a “screwed up world”, Veteran vocalist Kristen Vigard (K.V. De Void), sings backgrounds with Fishbone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Joost (M.J. De Void), is a Venice CA guitar staple, singer and photographer Cara Mia De Void, also the two sisters, Cherry and Cookie De Void, the list goes on…

  

Q: Why do band members have pseudonyms?

A: Because it’s about music before personalities.  And you got to put a name to ‘de void’.



Enjoy the music

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