the people's key (2011/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "the people's key", the band's 7th studio album, is the eagerly awaited follow-up to "cassadaga". Since 2006, the once revolving cast of BTIGHT EYES players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, "the people's key" is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a MP3 download card.
there is no beginning to the story (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. "there is no beginning to the story" is a 4-song MLP featuring "from a balance beam", off of "lifted...", as well as 3 additional non-album tracks. Available again on vinyl. Vinyl version includes full CD.
BRIGHT EYES / NEVA DINOVA
one jug of wine, two vessels (2010/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. The collaboration "one jug of wine, two vessels" is the fruit of a long-time musical appreciation between BRIGHT EYES and NEVA DINOVA. Featuring 4 songs in addition to 6 from the original 2004 Crank Records release, this full-length is less of a split and more of a bona fide collaboration. Dividing the songwriting duties, the original tracks were recorded by Conor Oberst and Jake Bellows in basements of houses on quiet, leafy streets in Omaha in the fall of 2003. Colored LP includes code for free MP3 download of this album.
BRIGHT EYES / SON, AMBULANCE
oh holy fools: the music of son, ambulance and bright sight (2012/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE-ROCK. Two crafty songwriters - Conor Oberst (BRIGHT EYES) and Joe Knapp (SON, AMBULANCE and BRIGHT EYES) - come together with a moving split LP geared to let their talents shine. Four tracks a piece, all of them lyrical, honest, haunting and melodic. Thick 180gr vinyl includes free CD of this entire album.
big deal (what's he done lately?) (2009/ALIVE)
GARAGE-PUNK. "big deal (what's he done lately?)" is a new album by Lincoln's favorite garage sons. This time the gang went to Costa Mesa to record "big deal (what's he done lately?)" (the title references a quote from Johnny Ramone about Phil Spector) at the Distillery Studio. The result is considerably more fuzzed than their previous work with Jim Diamond but still pummels. In fact it's a blast from start to finish!
this wave is only for.. (2008/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK)
EMO/POST-PUNK. This, is what "proper" emo should be! The kind of band that, if certain emo hating hardcore kids could get past their own prejudices with the word, then they could see what a cracking record this is. The band themselves claim influence from the RED SCARE and you also hear slight similarities in part with perhaps REIZIGER or KOSJER D; however there is also the more obvious SHOTMAKER comparison that many folk make, and that is not without merit. Certainly their songs are forged on a great rumbling, anvil-hammered bass sound, and with desperate vocals hollering out at you, they could indeed be SHOTMAKER's fruity euro brother. To top it all off there is some very smart cover art, rounding off the whole quality package. Lovely stuff!
BRITO / GRINDING HALT
split (2013/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK/MOMENT OF COLLAPSE)
EMOCORE/HARDCORE. Split between 2 dutch bands. BRITO are back after their MLP from sometime ago. New drummer but that didn’t change their sound. Still heavily influenced by the likes of SHOTMAKER, SHELLAC and THE RED SCARE they deliver the goods again. Amazing stuff which should appeal to everyone into mentioned bands. GRINDING HALT come with 4 songs on this split. Ranging from d-beat to heavy grooving some power-violence droning and some '90s mosh this is probably a great example of what this band is capable of.
be all that you.. (2009/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
POP-PUNK. Oregonian pop-punk trio BROADWAY CALLS present a teaser 7", warming their fans up for an upcoming full-length on Side One Dummy Records, with the a-side appearing on that upcoming full-length and the b-side being an unreleased track from that recording session. For fans of THE LAWRENCE ARMS and ALKALINE TRIO.
comfort/distraction (2013/NO SLEEP)
POP/EMO-PUNK. It's been 3 long years since the release of their sophomore album, "good views, bad news", which found the band label-less and without a budget to record a follow-up at the end of its cycle. Armed with determination and confidence in their new songs, BROADWAY CALLS would eventually find a new home amongst a burgeoning roster of like-minded bands at No Sleep Records to release their best album to date. For fans of ALKALINE TRIO and THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
good views, bad news (2009/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
POP-PUNK. Since forming 4 years ago, this trio of childhood friends have been touring constantly and fine-tuning their unique blend of melodic pop-punk. For the band's new full-length, "good views, bad news", the band entered the studio to record with Descendents drummer and production guru Bill Stevenson, an experience that had a strong result on the end product. From upbeat pop-punk anthems to melodic masterpieces and remarkably mature-sounding ballads "good views, bad news" showcases many musical sides of this immensely collaborative trio.
POP-PUNK. Oregon touring machines BROADWAY CALLS follow up a stellar debut MCD with this full-length, giving up 14 tracks of energetic, melodic pop-punk, bringing to mind bands like HOT WATER MUSIC and THE LAWRENCE ARMS.
BROADWAY CALLS / MIXTAPES
split (vision quest) (2012/NO SLEEP)
POP/EMO-PUNK. "vision quest" features 2 new tracks from BROADWAY KILLS and MIXTAPES. For fans of THE WONDER YEARS and SET YOUR GOALS. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
cycle of hate (2013/GIVE PRAISE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. BRODY'S MILITIA deliver 6 brand new studio tracks of brutal hardcore-punk. Chainsaw thrash and cut throat rock 'n' roll expertly blended for the finest in violent musical celebration on your stereo. A sadistic barbarian freak out with endless ripping guitars and a duel-throated vocal attack vomiting out pure venom and hate. Limited to 444 copies all on white wax.
the appalachian twelve gauge massacre (2005/SOUND POLLUTION)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Southern Ohio butchers BRODY'S MILITIA finally come down from the mountain and offer up their debut full-length slaughterfest! The aptly entitled "the appalachian twelve gauge massacre" opens fire with 25 traumatic blasts of flesh-ripping thrash that take equal inspiration from the hard-hitting punk of ANTISEEN, and POISON IDEA, and the ultrathrash brutality of early RUPTURE and ANTI-CIMEX. A perfect blend of catchy riffs and violent distortion! This album is drenched in malicious hate and aural bloodlust. Your teeth are about to get reacquainted with the steel-toed boot of BRODY'S MILITIA!
covered in violence (2012/REGURGITATED SEMEN)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Kentucky’s most savage thrash assholes lovingly mutilate 12 punk and metal classics! From the thermonuclear caterwauling of the early years to the hardrock chainsaw barbarity of the current abomination, these recordings span BRODY’S MILITIA’s entire decade-long career of rampant idiocy! Bloody fucking homage is paid in spades with crushing covers of NAPALM DEATH, LED ZEPPELIN, RUPTURE, MOTORHEAD, CRASS, NUNSLAUGHTER, BLUE OYSTER CULT, DEATH SIDE, THE RAMONES, ANTISEEN and more! Maximum sonic cruelty with brilliant cover art by Nor Prego.