on the street (2009/LOUD PUNK)
PUNK-ROCK. From the ashes of the late and great THE DICK SPIKIE comes Japan's newest pogo punk heroes THE EQUALITIES. This killer 10 track debut full-length takes off where THE DICK SPIKIE left off with a more COBRA influence.
POP-PUNK. Available again on vinyl...with a black cover. Playing a high-energy, high-octane style of pop-punk that may have been right at home on Lookout Records during its beginnings. New Jersey's THE ERGS bring this 2 song 7", featuring the songs "blue" and "blew" that is helping cement the band's place as one of the hottest up-and-coming punk acts.
dork rock cork rod (2011/DON GIOVANNI)
POP-PUNK. THE ERGS go from pop to trash, to jazz back to pop then punk in a matter of seconds without missing a beat. “Dork Rock Cork Rod” is their much anticipated debut full length that blends the musical stylings of ELVIS COSTELLO, early GREEN DAY, DESCENDENTS, THE MINUTEMEN and even BLACK FLAG. Pop the vinyl on the turntable, then enjoy the rest of the day. This is the re-issue from the out-of-print full-length from 2004.
hindsight is 20/20, my friend, vol. 1 (2009/DIRTNAP)
POP-PUNK. THE ERGS take their musical cues in a truly eclectic fashion, mixing their sound with punk-rock, pop, hardcore and a bit jazz. This is a compilation of a whopping 33 tracks, spanning THE ERGS' career, featuring material from splits, singles, comps and everything in between. For some songs, this is the first release in which they have been given a proper mastering or mixing job. Available on vinyl with a gatefold cover. Vinyl version includes free MP3 download of the entire album.
jersey's best prancers (2007/DON GIOVANNI)
POP-PUNK. THE ERGS brings 7 new songs from New Jersey's actual best prancers. THE ERGS "jersey's best prancers" palindromic rock filled hooks that take cues from the MINUTEMEN, REPLACEMENTS, ELVIS COSTELO, BLACK FLAG, GREEN DAY and the ZOMBIES. An incredible rollercoaster ride of fast, slow, and really fast tempos with heart felt lyrics that hit close to home. THE ERGS know how to rock.
that's it..by (2009/DON GIOVANNI)
POP-PUNK. These are the last 3 songs written and recorded by THE ERGS, whose DESCENDENTS meets RAMONES meets THE MINUTEMEN sound has taken legions of bespectacled pop-punk kids by storm. These are leftovers from their last show... The Fest 7! The last songs THE ERGS ever wrote.
POP-PUNK. THE ERGS are ruining bands' dreams, and that could be the best thing for music in a long time. Lots of bands dream of becoming a great punk band, a great pop band. But the truly great bands, the ones that come along and alter the course of music, can never be pigeonholed into just one genre. You don't want to listen to the same type of music all the time, so why would a band want to drone through songs that all sound the same? THE ERGS have the talent to play outside the lines. The New Jersey-based trio draws influences from the strongest sections of the SST catalog, pop-punk in the vein of both RAMONES and DESCENDENTS, country, and even jazz. When listening to THE ERGS, prepare to have your definition of pop-punk challenged. As a band, everything goes; As listeners, everyone wins.
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split (2009/NO IDEA)
POP-PUNK. The battle of New Jersey commences on this split 7", pitting THE ERGS and their DESCENDENTS and THE REPLACEMENTS-inspired rockin' punk tunes that were recorded prior to their final "that's It...bye" record against THE MEASURE (SA)'s female-fronted melodic punk-rock in the same vein as DISCOUNT and DILLINGER FOUR. Colored 7" includes a MP3 download card.
guitar & voice (2012/CONSTELLATION)
POST-ROCK/INDIE. ERIC CHENAUX is one of Canada's most respected, long-standing experimental guitar players and songwriters. Starting with legendary Toronto punk band PHLEG CAMP in the early '90s, he has tirelessly expanded his musical vocabulary in countless improv, avant-folk, damaged jazz and contemporary music ensembles. With this 4th album for the label, simply and aptly titled "guitar & voice", CHENAUX has made what in a literal sense can be called his 1st solo album, in that this recording features only his playing and singing; no guest or supporting musicians, minimal overdubs, and a rigorous structure that alternates back and forth between longform, mostly vocal-based tunes and shorter, cacophonously harmonious bowed-guitar instrumentals. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a poster and a digital download card.
car alarm (2012/POST PRESENT)
INDIE-ROCK/POP. Eric Copeland is a member of BLACK DICE from New York. His solo work under his own name exhibits an exciting and intensely original take on song structure, delivery and approach. Since 2007 Eric has recorded and released a hand full of records and lately has been cranking out the tunes on 7"s. Eric has taken and warped pop song ideas and skewed them incredibly, crafting out some very killer tunes.
ESCROTO DE RATA
neber main de bollos (2012/LA VIDA ES UN MAS)
PUNK-ROCK. This LP is the 2nd release of the ESCROTO DE RATA series. More snoty punk which will fit right in between LARSEN and KGB. ESCROTO DE RATA paint depraved pictures of rural mayhem and existentialist doubt while playing catchy demented punk tunes which will hook you up. Limited edition of 500 copies comes with gatefold-sleeve.?
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punk rock sex basura (2011/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
PUNK-ROCK. ESCROTO DE RATA are in our humble opinion Barcelona's best kept secret. Their iconoclastic punk brings to mind bands like KGB, TNT or LARSEN. They have the most inspiring nihilistic lyrics and their art and approach to their existence is raw and even filthy. ESCROTO DE RATA play punk of the brand that punk bands used to play it before it became formulaic and sterile. Crunchy and under-produced yet catchy and timeless. They would fit perfectly in "bloodstains across spain" compilation. "punk rock sex basura" is a repress of their 2nd full-length CDR from 2008.
s/t (2011/SIX FEET UNDER)
HARDCORE. Initially ESHAS was to be a one time collaboration between old friends Robert Fish and Aaron Edge. After creating music in some very memorable bands over the last decades - 108, HIMSA, THE JUDAS FACTOR, RESSURECTION, amongst others - it only made sense that one day the 2 friends would create something together. ESHAS is music outpoured so haphazardly, so unrefined, that it cannot be mistaken for anything but the guttural cry of those who demand more from their music than catchy hooks and rehashed tragicomic metal. Colored 7" includes a MP3 download card and comes with silkscreened covers.
al parlamento (2011/MUNSTER)
PUNK-ROCK. This is the 1st ever legal reissue of ESKORBUTO's legendary 1986 promo 7". The original 7" came out as part of the band's campaign to enter the Spanish general elections as a political party. They didn't achieve it but these 2 songs told more truths that any political speech. Limited edition of 800 copies.
demasiadas enemigos (2010/GUNS OF BRIXTON)
PUNK-ROCK. Vinyl reissue of the 6th full-length. “demasiados enemigos” (too many enemies) is not just the title of another record by the blazing band from Santurce but the album with the difficult duty of putting an end to a legendary combo as we knew it. ESKORBUTO is at this time a much more experienced band. This is an unique album. Special due to its legacy and the circumstances under which it was recorded. If you didn’t get it at the time or you were too young to know, now you have the chance to request the max from your turntable not giving a damn if volume affects the structure of the building. Always visceral. Always ESKORBUTO.