the misery index (2015/BRIDGE NINE/EQUAL VISION)
POST-HARDCORE. After being on the cutting edge of the new then unknown emo-movement, BOYSETSFIRE took to making the hardcore scene a positive thing. The album is filled with socially charged lyrics and the unmistakable BOYSETSFIRE sound, which is sure to excite new and old fans equally. "the misery index" expanded the band's sonic palette (piano, string instruments and horn sections) beyond their already adventurous, aggressive and melodic sound. Get ready for a lesson from the true pioneers in post-hardcore. Colored (green) vinyl includes a digital download card.
this crying, this screaming, my voice is being born (2012/MAGIC BULLET)
POST-HARDCORE. To kick off its 15th year as a label, Magic Bullet Records is going all the way back to release #1 and giving "this crying, this screaming, my voice is being born", by BOYSETSFIRE, its just dues on vinyl format. Covers are one-color print on chipboard material and inserts are photocopied in an attempt to recreate the atmosphere of the original release. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
while a nation sleeps (2015/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. Hardcore pioneers BOYSETSFIRE are back with a bang; 7 years after their groundbreaking album "misery index - notes from the plague years". BOYSETSFIRE has been a driving force in the hardcore scene since 1994, achieving the fine balance between furious old-school hardcore and melodic, emotional punk hooks like no other band to date. Never again would outsiders be permitted to threaten the existence of such a fragile construct. Colored vinyl includes a download card with 3 additional bonus tracks.
BOYSETSFIRE / FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
split (2014/NO SLEEP)
POST-HARDCORE. Bonded by a deep friendship that's lasted throughout the years, BOYSETSFIRE and FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND have shown the ultimate admiration for one another by covering each other's music. The record features BOYSETSFIRE's take on FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND's classic track "10:45 amsterdam conversations" and FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND covering BOYSETSFIRE's quintessential song "rookie". US version on colored (silver) vinyl includes a digital download card.
closer to closed (2011/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. From 1993 to 1997, as BRAID carved out its musical niche, the pages of the band's history were filled with endless lists of shows played. Then, a year after the release of 1998's "frame and canvas" - a genre-defining album that continues to serve as an influence for countless musicians to this day. Fast forward a decade where it took only a few practices to write 3 new tracks and arrange a cover of JEFF HANSON's "you are the reason", all of which the band then recorded. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
frame & canvas (2008/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Considered by many to be the definitive BRAID album, "frame and canvas" was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in 1997. BRAID's leaner, more focused sound on the album was in direct correlation to the band's constant and prolific touring. "Frame and canvas" is not only the definitive BRAID record, but also an album that practically defined the genre known today as "emo". Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
i'm afraid of everything (2010/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "i'm afraid of everything" is one of the most successful and popular 7" in the history of Polyvinyl having sold thousands of copies. The title track became a staple of BRAID's live set with the b-side featuring Steve Lamos of AMERICAN FOOTBALL. "i'm afraid of everything" continues the push to bring all of BRAID's output back into print on vinyl. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
kids get grids/because i am (2015/TOPSHELF)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. This clear vinyl 7" is a Record Store Day release featuring the unreleased BRAID original "kids get grids" and a cover of the BROKEN HEARTS ARE BLUE track "because i am" on the side-b. Colored double vinyl includes a digital download card. * RSD 2015 *
movie music vol.1 (2010/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. From their inception in 1993, BRAID released nearly as many songs on 7"s, split 7"s and compilations as on its 3 albums. The idea of finding all of the original masters to the songs and releasing them was conceived by BRAID as early as 1997 - 17 songs total. Thick 180gr vinyl comes in a gatefold-sleeve and includes a digital download card.
no coast (2014/TOPSHELF)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Legendary Midwestern emo pioneers BRAID are back with their 1st studio album in 16 years. "no coast" is an album full of hooks accompanied by their signature sound that should make old and new fans alike excited for the album. For fans of THE PROMISE RING, HEY MERCEDES and TEXAS IS THE REASON. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
the age of octeen (2010/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "the age of octeen", the sophomore full-length from BRAID, mixes passionate vocals, excellent wordplay, dueling guitars and a relentless rhythm section. Once the heir apparent to the post-FUGAZI and JAWBOX throne, BRAID released 3 albums before deciding to call it quits in 1999. Out-of-print on vinyl for over a decade, this long-awaited reissue is re-mastered. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2013/DIRT CULT)
HARDCORE. Absolutely raging female fronted old-school hardcore from Austin. Members of WICCANS, SEX ADVICE, RATS & BIRDS and more. Limited edtion of 330 copies on black vinyl.
empty set (2014/GRAVE MISTAKE)
PUNK-ROCK. After 2 killer 7" and a much-loved and ambitious LP, North Carolina's BRAIN F# return with the long-awaited "empty set". The new album refines the unique formula that worked so well on their debut, "sleep rough", where jittering hardcore rhythms, cascades of noisy guitar and charismatically unique vocals collided into an instantly distinctive sound. On "empty set". The male and female vocal interplay sounds more purposeful - passionate, even - but still puzzlingly disaffected in their now-characteristic way. You can hear the sounds of a band growing far more confident in their own, singular sound. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
restraining order (2011/STATIC SHOCK)
PUNK-ROCK. Following from a well received demo tape (under the name BRAIN FLANNEL), this is the debut 7" from North Carolina’s BRAIN F# (featuring members of LOGIC PROBLEM and GRIDS) is now available to order. This 2 track 7" kicks off with "restraining order", which was originally on the demo, and definitely one of the more catchy tracks. The songs are bass driven, have scratchy guitar-work and have really impressive interloping male/female vocals that make this stand out.
sleep rough (2011/SORRY STATE/GRAVE MISTAKE)
PUNK-ROCK. The 1st two singles from North Carolina's BRAIN F left a lot of people scratching their heads - is it garage? is it hardcore? - it's definitely punk. How did they write such catchy riffs? How do you pronounce F#? Everything has been amped up for this release... the hard stuff is harder, the catchy stuff is catchier and the weird stuff is weirder. There's no need for band comparisons, but if you're into that sort of thing then imagine the SAINTS' minds in TEENGENERATE and THE AVENGERS' bodies sent to a dystopian future. Vinyl includes a digital download card.