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“I’ve seen Tom Lugo around, so I thought I would have a look at who he is. Usually, you find people are in a band and that’s about it, a few photos with their family maybe.

When I saw that Tom was a musician AND had a label AND another band AND another band AND he’s a black belt in martial arts AND another band etc… I began to take notice.

What I found is a polite, considerate, helpful man with an appetite for art. Let me introduce you to Tom Lugo.” 



Release date: Nov 7, 2017 “Rock Back: Stronger than the storm” a compilation in support of victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Over 50 tracks from artists from all around the globe have contributed their music to “Rock Back: Stronger than the storm” Disaster Relief Compilation to be released on Patetico Recordings.

Cover art by: Andy Jossi


  1. BNLX – Penny Drops (USA)
  2. The Churchhill Garden – Breath (Switzerland )
  3. Vibrissae – Incident Report (USA)
  4. Chiaroscuro – Empty Apartment (USA)
  5. BEATASTIC – Nothing Will Be The Same This Year (MWYDU remix) (UK)
  6. Flamingo Chicks – Mountain Bunny (USA)
  7. Fragile Tom – Removed From Fiction (Germany)
  8. Lusterlit – Flight (USA)
  9. Ummagma – Human Factor (Canada/Ukraine)
  10. Whimsical – Beautiful Virtue (USA)
  11. The Sorry Shop – Queen Of The North (Brazil)
  12. Tomorrow Forever – Do You Feel What I Feel (Italy)
  13. Dani Mari & Chris Miller – Emerald City (USA)
  14. Remora – Sayme (USA)
  15. Angel Falls – No Breeze (Long Version) (USA)
  16. Creature in The Spiral – Anodyne (USA)
  17. ArTLs – Eternity (USA)
  18. CLUSTERSUN – The Whirling Dervish 08:04 (Italy)
  19. Gustavo Leyes – No Me Miras 03:09
  20. Entre-Knobs – Xmas not so much (feat. Rob Boyd) (Argentina)
  21. Cascadia Fault Line – Tide to the moon (UK)
  22. Distant Creatures – Faith (USA)
  23. Blackpool Astronomy – In the wake of the night (USA)
  24. Periscope – Green Onions (UK)
  25. The Corrupting Sea – Horizon (USA)
  26. Soft Skies Inc – Top of the stars (USA)
  27. NAX – Siguiendo a las estrellas (Argentina)
  28. Alison Clancy – ET Phone Home (USA)
  29. My Favourite Things – A little closer (USA)
  30. Noise Cluster – Disasteriod KA (Italy)
  31. Painted Mirror – Tell me maybe (USA)
  32. MINT THE BAND – A horror story (USA)
  33. New Zero God – Tarrot Card Reader (Greece)
  34. New Nobility – Rebel hero (Australia)
  35. Bleach Bath – Shampoo (Canada)
  36. Clarence Mayhew – Irma judges you (USA)
  37. Red Crickets – My deviance (Finland)
  38. Violentene – Denial (Canada/US)
  39. THE QUESTION (eLaMoRTe) – Arian Rhod (mourning version) (Colombia)
  40. Two Way Analog – Not too late (UK)
  41. Sounds of Sputnik – Shades of the cosmos (Russia)
  42. The Skating Party – Strangled by stars (USA)
  43. The Raft – Glad I don’t know (UK)
  44. Sana Obruent – Adumbra Lineamenta Satis Quieta (USA)
  45. City of Dawn – Through our eyes (USA)
  46. El Ultimo Espacio Identico – Dos meses (Argentina)
  47. Parsons Rocket Project – Exit launch (USA)
  48. Lux’s Dream – Type 4 (France)
  49. The Age of Colored Lizards – Wake Up (Norway)
  50. Fir Cone Children – Action Speaks Louder Than Words (Germany)
  51. Tiananmen – The sun remains (Guatemala)
  52. The Blue Hour – Block the sound (USA)
  53. REV REV REV – We can but dream (Italy)
  54. Gr3g Hunt – Irma (USA)
  55. Whyme – Toda tu vida en un dia (Mexico)
  56. Panophonic – After the storm (USA)


The concept of the Rock Back compilation series was born in 2011 when disaster hit Japan and Tom Lugo, Patetico Recordings’ label owner who is very passionate about helping causes and non-profit organizations, decided to reach out to the community of artists he has in his network to put together a compilation with profits being donated to relief efforts. The response was overwhelming, over 100 artists all over the world joined to together in the efforts. What was to be a single CD compilation grew to an 8 disc compilation titled “Rock Back for Japan”.

The compilation series hit the top 10 Indie Rock releases on’s chart for several weeks as well as certain volumes holding the number 1 spot.

Since then Patetico Recordings has released the benefit compilations “Rock Back: Animal Rescue”, “Rock back for Ecuador”, “Rock Back for Haiti”

“Whenever Tom Lugo reaches out to his musical family you know it’s for a crucial and essential cause, The Rock Back for Nepal CD compilation is no exception. I’m proud to be part of this relief effort / fund raiser for anyone affected by the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal and if I can help or contribute in some way to aid support and assistance to the many displaced people I will without question. Please support this cause and donate as generously as you can.” -Dean Garcia

“It is a horrible tragedy this destruction of culture and life. I feel lucky that I can use my craft and contribute a song to this fund to help them raise money for relief. If we can all do something to help and give relief for the people of Nepal we should do it now.” – Oliver Ackermann

Stellarscope’s latest release, ‘Standing In The Shadow Of Your Ghost’, is infused with what could easily be found in your early 80’s alternative scene with bands like The Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, Bauhaus and The Jesus and Mary Chain. They’ve masterfully taken bits and pieces from the Post Punk era and brought them forward into today’s realm…..

Many thanks Tom Lugo and Stellarscope for taking the time for Torched Magazine!

Read the interview here:




Thank you Matthias and Mescaline Injection for the review of Stellarscope’s “Standing in the shadow of your ghost” #shoegaze #postpunk #indierock#philadelphia #stellarscope


Rough translation:

“The Philadelphia Boys celebrate on their album an exciting and above all working mixture. They mix the sweeping guitar width of the shoegaze with angular post-punk beats and interweave them temporarily with elements from the indie and alternative rock. The muted, melancholic singing does the rest to support the shoegaze effect. In the end, perhaps, a little bit of grasping parts are missing, which stick in the ear and do the right thing; who does not need something like that, can enjoy an almost unconventional, atmospheric album.”


Patetico Recordings is requesting indie-rock/indie-pop/shoegaze/dream pop/ambient/ and related genres artists for their help by donating a track for a benefit compilation for those affected by Hurricane Irma.
As we have done in the past with the “Rock Back for Japan“, “Rock Back: Animal Rescue“, “Rock Back for Ecuador“, “Rock Back for Nepal” Disaster Relief Compilation Series all money generated with be donated to the disaster relief efforts.
If interested in being considered please send a 320 kps MP3 or Wav track to also send the following information: Band Name, Track Name, Hometown/Country. Please rename the track in this manner Artist/Band Name-Song Title.wav/mp3

Thank you,
Tom Lugo
Owner of Patetico Recordings


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Thank you The Ark of Music for the kind words!!! “Having listened to countless acts as a music critic, I can safely announce that a tasteful amount of contrast is always key to producing a great body of work. That said, abstract in its composition—yet intentional in its mood and message—veteran indie-rockers Stellarscope have created that contrast masterfully in Standing In The Shadow Of Your Ghost. The group is to be commended for finding the courage to continually evolve and expand as artists.
Whose lovechild…?
Nine Inch Nails makes a record with The Cure…” Read the full review here: #postpunk #indierock #shoegazer #stellarscope #philadelphia

“Fifty-one bands from all around the world have joined their hearts and music together to pay tribute to one of the most passionate music enthusiasts that the shoegaze community has ever known. Premiering today, June 29th, at The Big Takeover is a compilation affectionately titled For The Love of Chris Tressler, dedicated to the memory of this amazing man.”