under the ashes (2013/LA VIDA ES UN MAS)
HARDCORE. "under the ashes" is finally available again. An absolutely over the top recording comprising 12 tracks of punishing hardcore with a huge wall-of-noize production adding to their faultless song writing. As noisy as the album is, all the songs are hits and hard to forget. They're what the new generation of noize-not-music punk lack, memorable anthems. Housed in a thick tip-on sleeve and without alterations to the art or sound from the original, this reissue tries to bring an undoubtedly classic of our generation back to life.
FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS
hang the goat (2011/GOING UNDERGROUND)
PUNK/NOISE-ROCK. The 1st recordings from Arizona's favorite smashers since the "who said these were happy times" full-length. Two long overdue new blasts of FRANCIS HAROLD's venomous power pressed to a mere 550 copies. Raw and heavy jams in the bands trademark style.
FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS
the white bull weeps from valhalla (2012/VIDEO DISEASE)
PUNK/NOISE-ROCK. The final LP from Arizona drug lords FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS. It starts off with the catchiest riff the band has ever written as the song slowly descends into the madness of Francis Harold's mind. The song then degenerates into a stripped down version of it's former self where it then incorporates noise pedals, piano, and trumpet dragging the listener into the final phase of the record. FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS decided to destroy the equipment while they were recording, so if you listen closely you can hear Francis smashing his amps and pedals into oblivion. The band then disintegrated after this recording session and will not be heard from again. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies and comes with a screeen-printed b-side.
christmass (2012/VINYL LOVERS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. Collection of live acoustic performances from Frank Black's (a.k.a. BLACK FRANCIS, ex-frontman of the PIXIES) 2006 US solo tour. Featuring renditions of PIXIES favorites like "where is my mind?" and "wave of mutilation" and many gems from over the course of Black's solo career. Also includes a 4 track 7" with an ELVIS PRESLEY cover.
england keep my bones (2011/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. FRANK TURNER has established himself as one of the premier UK singer/songwriters. "england keep my bones" is a record of heartfelt anthems in the same vein as AGAINST ME, BILLY BRAGG, and THE HOLD STEADY. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
love ire & song (2011/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. FRANK TURNER is an English folk singer/songwriter and former vocalist of legendary UK punk band MILLION DEAD. Like an earlier folksinger with roots in the punk movement, BILLY BRAGG, TURNER spits out songs that are at once effortless and heartfelt, filled with venom, self-doubt and love for the everyday people he meets in the street. This album was released in the UK in 2008 to glowing reviews and year-end best of lists and is now available stateside. His infectious melodies will worm their way into the hearts and minds of America. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
recovery/we shall not overcome (2013/XTRA MILE)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. "recovery" is a 7" from FRANK TURNER's 2013 full-length "tape deck heart" with the b-side being previously unreleased and appears on the deluxe CD version.
rock & roll (2011/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. "rock & roll" features 5 studio recordings, including his UK hit "i still believe". An offering to hungry fans between last year's "poetry of the deed" and a new full-length coming 2011, "rock & roll" will remind worldwide fans what the UK already knows full well - that FRANK TURNER is a singer-songwriter to be reckoned with. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
sleep is for the week (2014/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWITER. Now available widely for the 1st time since a small run of its initial pressing in 2007, this LP features 13 tracks from UK solo artist FRANK TURNER who is heavily influenced by solo acts like BILLY BRAGG and "nebraska"-era SPRINGSTEEN. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
tape deck heart (2013/INTERSCOPE)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. FRANK TURNER has already established himself as one of the premier solo artists in the UK and with "tape deck hearts", his American major label debut, is set to launch his career stateside. His brand of heartfelt, punk-influenced acoustic-rock should appeal to fans of BILLY BRAGG, CHUCK RAGAN and BON IVER or AGAINST ME.
my dad's a fuckin' alcoholic (2014/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
PUNK-ROCK. Aurora's FRANTIX transfixed the early '80s Colorado punk scene with their unique sound and chaotic live show, releasing just two 7"s before evolving into the equally renowned grunge band THE FLUID, Sub Pop's 1st non-Seattle signing who helped lead the label's grunge invasion of the mainstream. The group's complete recorded works - both 7"s plus rare, unreleased and great-sounding demo and live material - are collected here, most tracks appearing on vinyl for the 1st time ever. Though many people mistakenly believe that MUDHONEY's well-known version of "my dad's a fuckin' alcoholic" is an original, this is the true kbd-classic. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. Vancouver's FRATRICIDE were one of the original hardcore bands, playing a volatile mix of high-speed hardcore and crunching thrashmetal inspired by the likes of POISON IDEA, ACCÜSED, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT and D.R.I.. They entered the studio in 1987 to record a split LP with Dutch thrashers NEUROOT, slated for release by Pushead's highly-esteemed Pusmort label, a record which reached test-pressing stage but was never released. More than 20 years later the recordings will finally presents the legitimate release of FRATICIDE's rare tracks. Limited pressing of just 900 items.
FREAK ACCIDENT, THE
Tissue sample (2007/NERVE CENTER)
POST-PUNK. Following the most recent disbanding of VICTIMS FAMILY, Ralph put together a record with an eclectic bunch of Bay-Area musicians which became the basis for THE FREAK ACCIDENT, a stylistic rollercoaster ride through punk, pop, latin surf, blues, piano ballads and more. The sophomore effort "Tissue sample" is a tight sinewy set of 11 new brash, satirical rock songs that take on heavyweight topics such as, the teaching of evolution, suicide, cross-dressing, hero worship, consumerism, human cloning, unrequited love, religious fanaticism and the relative merits of various poisonous substances. Musically the band is tight as a drum with giant grooves, a crushing bass tone and moments ranging from raging punk to shimmering beauty to garagey blues.
FREDAG DEN 13:E
under iskalla fanor (2010/CIVILISATION)
CRUST-HARDCORE. FREDAG DEN 13:E was formed in Göteborg in 2006. Musically the band is aiming to combine both the power of scandinavian crust-hardcore with the rock 'n' roll feel of POISON IDEA and MOTÖRHEAD. The result has been desrcibed as singalong d-beat hardcore, which isn't far from the truth.
pay the price (2014/BACK TO BACK)
HARDCORE. Detroit's very own FREEDOM makes their debut on Back To Back Records with their new record, "pay the price". This 8-song 7" is inspired by hardcore staples such as early STRAIGHT AHEAD, SICK OF IT ALL and early AGNOSTIC FRONT.