Currently in its third year, ASMclothing has released
4 lines of designs.
While the company originally began as an online-only
retailer, ASM has since expanded into a stand-alone
retail outlet located in Rocky River, Ohio. The
company currently specializes in quality shirts
with original designs, created to reflect the alt-rock
and punk sensibilities of their target demographic.
ASM got its start and taste in the music industry
through the band Driver Side Impact (currently signed
to Victory Records). Through tough times between
the band and ASM, in the end, they continued to
be friends and communicate with DSI stating "...if
you guys ever need any help or anything, let us
As a part of the Cleveland music scene, ASMclothing
has continued to form partnerships with indie rock
bands such as ...And You're Not Invited, Storms
in May and Forever in a Day. From the New Jersey
area, ASM has befriended record label Blue Duck
Records and specifically two acts associated with
the label, After the Sirens and Polaris.
2008 - Present
As of January 2008, ASM has halted
production of designs and all company
activity due to breach in contracts
with 3 acts they had signed a year
ago and when their contract was
up for renewal, the bands failed
to sign off and repay monies owed.
Total monies owed are assumed to
be $30,000+. When inclined for comment,
ASM commented, they will keep everyone
updated as things progress, but
as of January, there has been no
progress, nor does there seem to
be a light at the end of the tunnel.
They went on to apologize to the
customers and bands they represented.
The breach of contracts not only
interrupted their design and music
divisions within the company, but
also stopped and sent their production
of an indie film and commercial
into "development hell",
which as most know, it becomes an
uphill battle for such projects