upper air (2009/DEAD OCEANS)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. "upper air" moves away from the singular sound and sentiment; each and every song on "upper air" is a journal entry that stands on its own, each a unique, beautiful piece. The arrangements are subtle: acoustic guitars, organ, piano, autoharp, violin, percussion, upright bass and more are used throughout the recording. Usually though, it is just a few of these instruments delicately supporting Moore's voice, the anchor of every song. Everyone struggles when they try to describe this music - the addictively sweet melodicism of IRON & WINE, but it churns with an underlying energy closer to a BEIRUT or something farther out, more raw, more wild.
darkest visions (2016/UNREST)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. [RELEASEDATE 14.01.2016] Imagine a mix of the ANGELIC UPSTARTS and UK SUBS with an equally potent blend of ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and TURBONEGRO, and you have a sense of Czech punks BOY and the body of their outstanding debut album, "darkest visions". Fusing old-school British punk with a touch of glam and raw rock 'n' roll, this release makes a dramatic entrance into the music market, giving BOY a mighty future within the world of punk-rock. You can expect raw, antagonistic punk-rock of the finest order. Packaging includes a foil-stamped heavy slip-case cover which contains a matte finished gatefold-jacket and coloured vinyl.
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
black dogs (2016/GOOD FIGHT)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. Since 2003, BOYS NIGHT OUT has released 3 full-length albums. "black dogs", reunites the group with the team behind all their output on Ferret Music in the early 2Ks. The release is also the bands 1st new music since 2007. They still have the same hooks and pop feelings as their earlier releases, bringing the same swagger as bands like FALL OUT BOY and SAVES THE DAY.
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.