departures and landfalls (2015/TOPSHELF)
EMOCORE. "departures and landfalls" is BOYS LIFE's iconic, '90s, emo-core release. This album has been remastered for vinyl and comes with expanded packaging inside a gatefold-jacket. Vinyl includes a digital download card with a bonus live set that includes 3 previously unreleased songs.
BOYS NIGHT OUT
make yourself sick (2008/SUBURBAN HOME/FERRET)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. BOYS NIGHT OUT is Canada's newest export and the great white north has another winner on their hands. At the beginning of an exceptionally promising career the boys are itching to get their music to the masses. BOYS NIGHT OUT play a dark take on pop-punk laced with screaming vocals and the occasional breakdown. "make yourself sick" is a masterpiece of a debut album. From choirs to samples to multiple layers of vocals this album more than hints at what this band can become.
bled dry (2013/MAGIC BULLET)
POST-HARDCORE. This limited 7" includes 2 exclusive songs recorded for RSD Day 2013. * RECORD STORE DAY 2013 *
s/t (2015/BRIDGE NINE/END HITS)
POST-HARDCORE. 21 years since their formation and 5 years into their reunion, Delaware sons BOYSETSFIRE are finally starting to really pickup the pace again. Off the back of 13’s critically endeared "while a nation sleeps" the post-hardcore legends return with another collection of politically and socially heated anthems for a failing world, with hopes of sparking the revolution or at the very least conjuring a stage dive or two. The band jump from the honestly bruising to the vitally rousing within a change of track and come out the other end with an album for every variety of music fan there is. This is BOYSETSFIRE at their most free flowing and fearless and being able to achieve that after so long in the game is something to be applauded. Vinyl comes with digital download card.
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.