HARDCORE-PUNK. This is indeed the follow-up to the BREATHE IN debut LP that came out on Bridge Nine. Knowing their previous material leaves you ill-prepared for these 5 blasts of punk-rock fury. Abrasive and very much in-your-face, these guys have gone native, coming up with a sound that is way more pissed and angry, while still retaining BREATHE IN trademarks, namely a keen sense of melody and Louie's unique and hoarse vocals. This isn't another well-designed hardcore product, more of a 'fuck you' to slick layouts and fancy graphics. Fans of TOTAL ABUSE or early PISSED JEANS take note. Limited edition with purple cover.
for the ultimate pain of medusa's love (2012/RESCUED FROM LIFE)
BLACK/DEATH-METAL. Choke to death on the miasmal morbidity of BREATHILIZOR! Recorded inside a decommissioned sulfur mine near Cleveland in early 1993, "for the ultimate pain of medusa's love" was originally slated for release on fledgling Norwegian metal label Deathlike Silence. The album seemed doomed to linger in an abyss of setbacks after the master tapes were confiscated and detained in moralistic quarantine by outraged Scandinavian customs agents. The reels were eventually returned to Ohio and the album was issued on a limited edition compact disc that instantly sold-out and has since become a fiercely sought-after commodity among underground collectors. Now, at long last, this putrid metal classic has again been made available to the masses in the vastly superior vinyl format. This soul-ripping, limited to 300 items slab of blasphemous comes encased in a hand-screened gatefold-cover. Engage your senses with a bestial wad of fist-fucking metal the likes of which only BREATHILIZOR could deliver. This is the true soundtrack of hell.
years of lead (2008/PAINKILLER)
HARDCORE. In 2004 BREATHING FIRE quietly laid down one of the most impressive demos, following which, they promptly disappeared. In 2007 the band reconvened to unearth the remains of some unused songs and attempt some new ones, thus beginning a brief but fruitful reconnection between the members that produced this album. "Years of lead" takes the framework of their demo and pushes everything much further. The recording is dirtier and much more harsh, the slow sections more ominous, the fast sections more head spinning. Influenced by early power violence, harsh and dark hardcore, classic sludge, and hazy doom standards, but "years of lead" speaks its own language.
fuck the army (2010/COMBAT ROCK)
The second BRIARD single now re-issued, snotty rock'n'roll with a message! Limited pressing of 1000 copies worldwide.
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
rebuilding year (2011/NO IDEA)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Sonically anchored by a guitar-driven melodicism reminiscent of later-era SMALL BROWN BIKE, BRIDGE AND TUNNEL harness the explosive, angular technique employed by luminaries like FUGAZI and CURSIVE to convey a cutting sense of immediacy and intensity. Bookended by soaring atmospheric compositions, the roots of the album lie in a commanding mastery of complex rhythm. Above it all, their voices weave together through a range of emotionally-laden tones as somber harmonies flip to a wrenching howl that echoes the desperation and defiance they've put to paper. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
s/t (2012/RUN FOR COVERS)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Sonically anchored by a guitar-driven melodicism reminiscent of later-era SMALL BROWN BIKE, BRIDGE & TUNNEL harness the explosive, angular technique employed by luminaries like FUGAZI and CURSIVE to convey a cutting sense of immediacy and intensity. Above it all their voices weave together through a range of emotionally laden tones as somber harmonies flip to a wrenching howl that echoes the desperation and defiance they've put to paper. BRIDGE & TUNNEL offer up 2 songs furthering the socially-aware, atmospheric and melodic punk they've become known for. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
s/t (2007/NO IDEA)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Finally, here's a band who's probably influenced by standard '90s (post)-punk legends like FUGAZI and HOT WATER MUSIC, but don't make it that obvious, merely by combining the heartstring-tugging of emotional punk-rock and the intricate, almost atmospheric structures of post-hardcore into one palatable, delicious mixture. BRIDGE & TUNNEL proceed on the 4 track 7" with male/female vocals across songs about gentrification, hopes and dreams, and through singing lines and spinning guitar textures that show an incredible, depth-filled sense of melody.
sex objects (2004/B.Y.O.)
PUNK-ROCK. They combine influences from late '70s English punk, early '80s L.A. stuff with a little bit of early NYC for good measure. These guys have been exhausting audiences with their manic live engergy since the start of the millennium, building a loyal following by playing nonstop and connecting with their growing fan base. "sex objects" is their 3rd full-length release and shows the maturity and precision song-writing, that can only come with the hard work and experience that this band has produced. This one is destined to be a classic!
steal yer heart (2005/B.Y.O.)
PUNK-ROCK. Hailing from the caffeinated hub, Seattle, THE BRIEFS' exquisite '77 style of pogo inducing punk-rock can get any crowd moving. "steal yer heart" marks the bands 4th full-length release and offers up 12 of the most enjoyable 2min. shocks of punk-rock that your heart can ever desire. On this outing, the band has moved into the bizarre world of their romantic selves. Never fear, you can expect to find another peak into the absurd world of THE BRIEFS who are quickly becoming part of every music lovers essential collection and there's no sign of slowing down.
crocodile tears (2014/PURE NOISE ENTERTAINMENT)
POP-PUNK. BRIGADES is South Carolina's best kept secret. Their debut, "crocodile tears" blends pop-punk with more agressive skate-punk riffs which allows the band to cross into multiple different sub-genres of all ages music. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
come all you madmen (2008/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
PUNK-ROCK. After spending the last several years burning up the road THE BRIGGS recently settled in to record a new album. Featuring guest appearances from punk-rock legends Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat), Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys) and Dicky Barrett (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), "come all you madmen" erupts with explosive anthemic working class street-punk. From the soaring guitars, the marching beats and of the Irish inspired singalongs, to the raw melodic sincerity THE BRIGGS continue to prove themselves as one of punk's most respectable and memorable acts.
a christmas album (2013/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Originally released in 2002 as a Saddle Creek Online Store exclusive with all proceeds benefiting the Nebraska AIDS Project. "a christmas album" features 11 traditional christmas songs performed and arranged by BRIGHT EYES. Colored vinyl is on 180gr and includes a digital Download card.
a collection of songs written and recorded 1995-1997 (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. On this double LP are 20 songs compiled from the 4-track recordings of Conor Oberst. Depressingly honest music that falls somewhere between smog and portastatic. Now available on 180gr vinyl with a gatefold-cover and CD of this entire album.
cassadaga (2007/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. A swirling, euphonious record, at times bursting with bombastic confidence and country swagger, and at others loose-limbed and mesmeric. If "i'm wide awake..." was the New York City album, then "cassadaga" is the America album, in which Conor Oberst chronicles his travels around the country and articulates his sense of history in the landscape. Oberst's impassioned prose is still recognizable in every track, but the songs are rich with elaborate production, cinema-sized orchestration, and at times, sprawling, almost psychedelic atmospherics. Vinyl version is high quality, 180gr virgin vinyl and includes code for a free MP3 download of this album.
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digital ash in a digital urn (2005/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. This is the 2nd of two records that BRIGHT EYES is releasing on the same day. "digital ash in a digital urn" is a more produced, band- centric album featuring cameo appearances by Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The albums features appearances from members of TILLY AND THE WALL, CURSIVE, THE FAINT and THE POSTAL SERVICE.