dress for distress (2013/IRISH VOODOO)
HARDCORE. Dan O'Mahony (NO FOR AN ANSWER, 411 etc.) is back on the mic, this time backed by Mike Hartsfield (OUTSPOKEN) and some more vets. DONE DYING play traditional Orange County hardcore with Dan O's signature intelligent and personal lyrics. For fans of IGNITE, BATTERY and 411.
shelf life (2013/REAPER)
HARDCORE. Helmed by veterans whose friendships span decades and discographies run on for pages, Orange County's DONE DYING is a prime example of pure, old-fashioned hardcore crafted in the hands of experts. One listen to their set and it's easy to believe that the lineup of Dan O'Mahony, Mike Hartsfield, Chris Lohman and Kevin Panter boasts mileage in such notable acts as NO FOR AN ANSWER, CARRY NATION, STRIFE, OUTSPOKEN, SPEAK 714. With their previously released debut 7", "dress for distress", their library of skills and experience is on full display throughout 4 of the most blistering, back to basics, pure hardcore tunes. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
born with stripes (2011/DEAD OCEANS)
POST-ROCK. San Diego's THE DONKEYS strike a balance of smiling, surfer mysticism and winking, slacker mystique. They reanimate the charming hallmarks of sunshine-rock past without being sepia-toned retro or bubblegum-cloying. The nods to GRATEFUL DEAD are better balanced with echoes of other Cali arists, notably PAVEMENT. The country-rock flairs are often overtaken by power-pop hooks. What some might call a lazy melody is really just a melody on its own clock. Nice and relaxed. VInyl includes a digital download card.
away away (2011/DOOMTOWN )
POST-PUNK. DON’T formed in 2009 when 4 people from very disparate musical backgrounds got together to exchange musical ideas. The musicians in DON'T carry credentials from some of Portland's legendary rockers like THE WIPERS, NAPALM BEACH, and POISON IDEA and create a solid foundation for the vocals of relative newcomer Jenny Don't. These 10 songs run the gamut from straight-up rock 'n' roll to surf and punk with just a hint of blues and rockabilly for good measure. This is a voice, and a band, you will listen to again and again.
love lost/killing me (2011/DOOMTOWN)
POST-PUNK. Following on the wake of their amazing full-length, DON'T has released this powerful 7". Combining impassioned vocals with precision, heartfelt songwriting, DON’T continues to play the kind of powerhouse sounds that Portland has become known for. Featuring a veteran line-up of ace musicians including original WIPERS drummer Sam Henry.
fuck peaceville (2009/TWISTED CHORDS)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Out-of-press since years - now in press again. This has been released due to the treatment the band has received from Peaceville Records, who have sold half the label to the major Music For Nations Rcords. This happened after they had assured the band that the recordings wouldn't fall into the hands of a major label. The double LP contains 37 tracks from their out-of-print, early Peaceville Records recordings, including the "war crimes" LP and split LP with NO SECURITY, re-recorded with the new line-up and twice as powerful as the originals. Comes with poster and gatefold cover!
tyranny (2009/BURNT BRIDGES)
CRUST/GRINDCORE. A full blown aural assault from these political crusty grinding bastards. Take the ferocity of early '90s Earache releases, crustcore greats like EXTREME NOISE TERROR, DOOM, SKIT SYSTEM and the proficiency of seasoned musicians and you get the entity known as DOOM SIREN! Hailing from Austin, Texas this release is a follow up to their "homeland insecurity" LP. This 5 song release deals with the current state of dissolution in our world economic system collapse growled over a barrage of blasting double bass and soul crushing guitars letting the listener know that this band means fucking buisness.
walking through walls (2011/NO OPTIONS)
PUNK-ROCK. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, DOOM TOWN play a energetic style of punk with male/female melodies much like Los Angeles X, but with more raw emotion like GORILLA ANGREB or DAYLIGHT ROBBERY. Their mid-west roots are also present in the bands sound which is well crafted and intelligent. This is their 1st of many vinyl forays - limited to 300 copies.
black thunder (2012/MAGIC BULLET)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. DOOMRIDERS are comprised of a stellar lineup featuring Nate (CONVERGE), along with longtime friends Jebb, Chris (CAST IRON HIKE), and Chris (HALLRAKER). The demon child of their collective unhealthy obsession with classic rock, hardcore, and skateboarding, DOOMRIDERS are a rare beast in today's music world. What THE BRONX tried to capture and grasped has been perfected here by the DOOMRIDERS. With an upbeat drum assault countered by insistent metal guitar work "black thunder" takes all things enjoyable about hardcore and packs them into 13 drowning tracks. Their soulful no frills approach conjures the spirits of THIN LIZZY, ENTOMBED, and damn near every evil in between. Making DOOMRIDERS approach one hell of a rebellious and exciting musical ride. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
darkness come alive (2010/DEATHWISH)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. Rage and gloom have come to roost in DOOMRIDERS' 2nd proper full-length album. "darkness come alive" is a monumental full-length achievement, that shows a more monstrous DOOMRIDERS emerging from the depths. The opening seconds of the aforementioned sets an electrifying backdrop before erupting into one of the most hook laden ebb and flows of recent memory. Proving not only that aggressive music still has much to offer, but that DOOMRIDERS are, in fact, more soulful and heavier than all. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
grand blood (2013/DEATHWISH)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. "grand blood", from DOOMRIERS, is the follow-up to their highly regarded 2010 album "darkness comes alive". Where "darkness comes alive" was smooth and heavy in tone, "grand blood" is jagged and hard in its heart. "grand blood" is DOOMRIDERS pushing themselves into wilder sonic territory previously unexplored by the band. Colored 1st press comes with deluxe cover and the vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOOMRIDERS / DISFEAR
HARDCORE. To celebrate their long standing friendship, DISFEAR and DOOMRIDERS have paired up to release a limited split 7". With DOOMRIDERS, we get a glimpse into their progression since "black thunder" in the soon-to-be classic, "a crooked path". On the other side, DISFEAR unleash the hook laden "fear & trembling". Vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOOMRIDERS / SWEET COBRA
are we not men (split) (2012/HAWTHORNE STREET)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. Originally only available for Record Store Day 2012, this 7" is back-in-print on colored vinyl featuring the metal behemoths DOOMRIDERS (members of CONVERGE and CAVE IN) and Chicago's SWEET COBRA colliding for an unlikely split in which both cover DEVO songs.
s/t (2007/SWISSED OFF)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On this debut 7" are 5 tracks of DISCHARGE style d-beat punk-rock from this relatively new Southern California-based band. Musically this is a pretty straight forrward take on the genre, but remarkable qualities being the almost machine perfect drum playing and the quite professional sounding guitar leads (nothing DISCHARGE did comes close). This band shows some real promise for taking a classic genre to a whole new lavel. The cover art and logos are by the always amazing Nesa (Doomsday Graphics) and comes with a pro-printed full color insert. Impressive indeed.
DOOMSDAY HOUR / MOUTH SEWN SHUT
HARDCORE-PUNK. DOOMSDAY HOUR's 2nd vinyl release has 2 new songs of hard-hitting, crushing d-beat punk. This band is a hidden gem amongst the saturated punk scene. MOUTH SEWN SHUT are ex-TOXIC NARCOTIC, very similar in style but add a groovy reggae mix to make you want to shake your ass to!