12 Tone System

12 Tone System were a New-Wave Punk band from Philadelphia formed in 1996 I believe that mixed vintage synthesizers with fluid pop sounds. I'm pretty happy to be sharing this post, as that I've been trying to track this stuff down for a few years now. I found the demo tape being sold by the dudes from Deathwish Inc on an ebay auction and then months later I found the 7" as well. Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker (Tom goes to the mayor, Tim & Eric awesome show great job!) were both members of this band. Eric was one of the founding members and Tim joined up later on down the line. They released a self released demo tape and an EP called "Soundtrack to Synthetic Music" on Keystone and Ember Records in 1997. I don't think anything else was released. Members of Ink & Dagger, I Am Heaven, Elements Of Need, Sola, & The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece. This is most likely the first time this has been released online to my knowledge who knows.

12TS was:
Eric Wareheim
Brandon Vallo
John Ziemba
Tim Heidecker
Andy Johnson (demo & ep)
Mike Parcell (after ep)

eric on guitar, tim on keys.

Demo & Soundtrack to Synthetic Music


  1. I saw these guys open for the Young Pioneers in 1998. They were great live. I lost the demo (which I bought from them along with a glow in the dark 12 Tone System t-shirt) a few years ago and haven't been able to replace it. Thank you for making it available.

  2. that's awesome def jealous, and that shirt sounds awesome