better off.. (2002/DEAD ALIVE)
HARDCORE. This band plays a New York style of youth-crew ala YOUTH OF TODAY combined with more traditionally pissed off hardcore style comparable to NEGATIVE APPROACH. DRAGNET is angry and ready to explode with their brand of no punches pulled hardcore.
we're all cutthroats (2003/DEAD ALIVE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "we're all cutthroats", DRAGNET's sophmore release, starts off with a wall of feedback and distortion and then continues to rage through 10 tracks of angry and energetic hardcore-punk. Though influences from the early Boston and late '80s New York bands still aparent, they have built on that sound with more complex song writing, an overall more serious vibe, and tons of heart and emotion. Lyrically this tackles everything from personal apathy and depression to acomplacent and corporate American society.
tambourine freak machine (2008/BAD AFRO)
GARAGE/PSYCHEDELLIC-ROCK. The BABY WOODROSE side-project called DRAGONTEARS is ready to release their 2nd album entitled "tambourine freak machine". The album is musically quite similar to the debut album - "2000 micrograms from home", but the band used a larger amount of electronics and the eternal quest for hallucinatory experimentation has made the music span a sligthly wider range, transcending musical styles like neofolk, psychedelic, space-rock and electronica.
turn on turne in fuck off (2010/BAD AFRO)
GARAGE/PSYCHEDELLIC-ROCK. DRAGONTEARS is featuring members of BABY WOODROSE and ON TRIAL and this will be the final album in the DRAGONTEARS triologi. From now on the freakier and more experimenting parts of main man Lorenzo Woodrose'songwriting, which DRAGONTEARS very much represents, will be incorborated into the music on future BABY WOODROSE albums. "turn on tune in fuck off" contains 6 songs of a very diverse nature of which 4 are in English and 2 are in Danish language. First print of 500 copies of the LP will include a free 7" featuring 2 exclusive tracks.
DRAIN THE SKY
haunted by rivers (2007/LEVEL PLANE)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Cohesively blending together the melancholic inclination of NEUROSIS and the ripping attack of HIS HERO IS GONE, DRAIN THE SKY's debut album is a diverse and upright punch in the gut. Pensive at one moment and pissed off in the next, this is sure to please fans of the forementioned bands as well as anybody that likes their music genuine and sincere. Features a dude from HIS HERO IS GONE. The record comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with original artwork from Carl Auge and includes a bonus CD containing the full-album for all digital enthusiasts.
DRAIN THE SKY
introduction to the past (2007/DESTRUCTURE)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. DRAIN THE SKY formed during 2005, in Oakland. The Bay-Area hardcore veterans collaborate to create visceral, atmospheric, threatening music that seeks to collapse (musical and other) boundaries. This 4 songs release will be a limited edition of 500 pieces.
and so our troubles began (2011/SOUTHERN LORD)
HARDCORE. DRAINLAND hail from Ireland and play some seriously ugly and heavy Hardcore. This sounds like it would be some weird gem from the mid '90s with the eerie unorthodox playing, the eerie buildups and hoarse vocals that give it a distant mean sound. The lyrics create pictures of unease and discomfort. This draws from many elements of the hardcore lexicon and puts them together to craft something that doesn't sound like anything else, but rings true.
DRAINLAND / TRENCHES
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Damn - this is a split with epic proportions. DRAINLAND offer 4 songs of noise drenched hardcore. Slow, fast, heavy and powerful. For fans of UNRUH, NOOTHGRUSH and DYSTOPIA. TRENCHES deliver 1 song that lasts for about 14 min.. They could be best compared to a mixture between IRE and ISIS ("celestial" period). Riffing, groove, dark and just simply great.
s/t (2014/BAD TEETH)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Boston area scoundrels DRAIZE are back with their 1st recorded output in a few years, once again blurring lines between hardcore, punk and power-violence, bringing 6 tracks that are reminiscent of CROSSED OUT, WEEKEND NACHOS and LACK OF INTEREST.
POST/EMO-PUNK. People from IDLE HANDS and PRESS GANG with kinda different stuff. Reminds us of old '90s heroes like SHOTMAKER, various Dischord or Gravity records band and also the mighty THE JESUS LIZARD. Complex groovy and noisy guitar sounds with nice melodies and an energetic drummer. The limited 7" will contain 3 new songs showing the whole variety of the band. Be prepared for some killer record, guess you are, aren't you?
green horse (2011/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST/EMO-PUNK. "green horse" is the 2nd full-length by Münsters DRAMAMINE and they know how to worship the '90s! This is full of influences from late Dischord/D.C. stuff, SONIC YOUTH, WIPERS, AT THE DRIVE-IN. The most notable development - besides the distinct enlargement that went along with the adding of a 2nd guitar - can be found in the vocals - now their singer has reinvented his singing completely and finds his space in the band's very own sound. You’ll find the old DRAMAMINE hectic, the drive and the passion but also a noisier and more experimental attempt. Overall, the songs developed more different directions. The record comes in a limited pressing run of 500 pieces and includes a digital download card..
POST/EMO-PUNK. DRAMAMINE is a band from Münster, Germany which featuring members of PRESS GANG, IDLE HANDS. DRAMANINE is loud, noisy, with a certain pop-affinity, minimalistic, but in the very next second pretentious, doomy and oozing with pathos. A heavy, deep bass, guitars which you will find hard to classify, a krauty drumming - all this put together with resentful, hectic vocals, which will finally leave you asking for more. It's 2010 and you might think that the creative reservoir of noisy and drugged guitar music has been exhausted for a long time now: DRAMAMINE prove you wrong! Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the calm before the storm (2005/THIS BLESSING, THIS CURSE)
HARDORE. This band is unafraid to tackle larger issues that many are afraid to take a stand on, delivering an infectiously anthemic, but pointed social commentary over hard-edged rhythms that are classically hardcore.
DREADEYE / SU19B
split (2010/REGURGITATED SEMEN)
POWER-VIOLENCE. New stuff by the japanese sludgy power-violence monsters SU19B. Soundwise again a holly mixture of CORRUPTED and CROSSED OUT. Members of FINAL EXIT (japanese) continuing their audio onslaught with 3 smashers. On the flipside you'll get 3 tracks from DREADEYE. Pure Tokyo power-violence with an unlimited destruction. Limited to 500 copies.
surfer joe (2012/UGLY POP)
PUNK-ROCK. The final 7" from this excellent Hamilton band, culled from the same 1979 session that gave us their "moans on the phone" and "mess you're in" releases. The a-side's a ripping rendition of a lesser-known SURFARIS number, while the flip attacks Freddie Cannon's "tallahassee lassie" in similar fashion, all blazing, dirty guitars, sneering vocals and amphetamine pace. If you heard both previous 7"s, you know what to expect - pure late '70s North American-style punk-rock in the vein of DEAD BOYS, HEARTBREAKERS, TEENAGE HEAD and THE USERS. Not technically a reissue, but it sure fits the theme. Limited edition of 500 copies, black vinyl, no gimmicks!