"SCARCITY OF TANKS, this Cleveland combo, led by Matthew Wascovich, ... But this effort, NO ENDOWMENTS, featuring Clevelanders Dave Cintron (Terminal Lovers, Downside Special), Ted Flynn (Theodore Vril), Andrew Klimek (X-Blank-X, Johnny & The Dicks, Death On A Stick, Ugly Beauty), Scott Pickering (Pufftube, Prisonshake, My Dad Is Dead, Spike In Vein, Happy Flowers), Nate Scheible (Self Destruct Button), Dan Wenninger (Oblique Orchestra) and Oakland, California's Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers, XBXRX, Lake Of Dracula) is [some] freeform skronk, but other parts are great rolling-CLE-word-spews in the Laughner/Kryss tradition, with instrumental moves jacked from Death of Samantha and Rocket From The Tombs, then updated like crazy. Crazy." - Byron Coley, Archivist.
"SCARCITY OF TANKS: No Endowments Damn, this tape smokes. I mean it's practically a Saccharine Trust tribute album, but that's a pretty admirable target and Scarcity of Tanks hit a bullseye. Matthew Wascovich, whom you may know from his Cleveland-based Slow Toe imprint, writes and voices the fightin' words and, I assume, plays the screeching and cutting guitar (actually a little more Mark Morgan than Joe Baiza to these ears). No credits so I don't know who the rhythm section is but it is most definitely bass and drums and the players are going for it. (UPDATE: The album features a few different lineups, featuring members from Cleveland bands "X-Blank-X, Ugly Beauty, My Dad Is Dead, Prisonshake, Pufftube, Numbskull, Self Destruct Button, Theodore Vril, Terminal Lovers," along with some guitar, bass, and drums contributed by none other than Weasel Walter... vinyl version coming out from Total Life Society and CD from Textile
Records.)" - Larry Dolman, Blastitude Magazine
"Scarcity of Tanks at the Smell - You can never have enough tanks, which is why the Cleveland rocker/ranter/nihilist Matthew Wascovich is bringing out the big guns for his debut Southland shows. His ever-mutating Ohio collective Scarcity of Tanks is augmented tonight by several local heavy hitters, including the subtly sparkling Television-style guitarist Tom Watson (Slovenly, Overpass) and the fully raging bassist Mike Watt (the Minutemen, Firehose, Dos, the Madonnabees, Banyan, the Stooges, the Secondmen and seemingly every other group in the known rock-funk-jazz-punk universe). Cleveland wise guy John Petkovic (Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha) is also part of the gang, in a rare West Coast appearance, although he’s apparently just playing guitar and won’t be crooning any of his own morbidly cynical tunes, which is a pity. (Cobra Verde’s cheerfully titled recent album, Haven’t Slept All Year, is another decadently swanky set of glitter-pomp
rockers.) Backed by such disparately cool musicians, Wascovich should provide plenty of anti-entertainment as he howls over free-noise interludes like “Hedge Over Height” and “Recalling Practice,” as well as sludgy post-punk blasts from the Tanks’ new LP/CD, No Endowments (Textile Records/Total Life Society Records), and a thunderously ragged sonic reduction of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My.” Also at Harold’s Place in San Pedro, Thurs., Jan. 15; and Dipiazza’s, Sat." - Falling James - L.A. Weekly