resuscitation of the year/fangs (2015/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. "resuscitation of the year" consists of 2 songs from the recording session that yielded THE FLATLINERS' 2013 full-length "dead language". The lead track is such a charged jolt of guitars and melody that it could very well be exactly what its title suggests. The previously unreleased b-side is a darker, yet equally high-energy song. Both tracks are laced with THE FLATLINERS trademark fervor and they hit like a brick.
the great awake (2007/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. Blending punk-rock, reggae, hardcore and straightforward rock, Toronto's FLATLINERS are one of Canada's hardest-working punk outfits, spending the last two years on the road. Since the release of their 1st full-length in 2005, THE FLATLINERS have worked non-stop at building a fan base while at the same time developing themselves as a unit.
erect nation (2008/HARLAN)
POST-HARDCORE. "erect nation" is 8 angular songs, ugly but still triumphant, from this Providence trio. If UNWOUND, WIRE, and UNIVERSAL OF ARMAGEDDON were put through a champion juicer for HARRIET THE SPY to drink for breakfast. Relevant, loud, and haunting. Members are/were also in TINY HAWKS, PALATKA, SPIRIT ASSEMBLY, and RAINY DAY REGATTS. This item is limited to 600 copies.
FLEAS AND LICE
recipes for catastrophies (2001/SKULD)
CRUST-PUNK. After some years of silence FLEAS AND LICE are back with a bang and went once more time into the studio to record, after countless split projects and an amazing mini album, their 1st full-lenghth album - 12 songs of relentless, energetic and powerful crusty hardcore-punk with female/male trade off shouted vocals. Although the music has a slight metal-edge it's always delivered in a catchy sing-along style. Being as always full of anger and rage the lyrix deal with the everyday madness in this fucked up system on a collapsing world.
a line in wet grass/not a soul (2014/IRON LUNG)
POST-PUNK. After a MLP on La Vida Es Un Mus, FLESH WORLD from the Bay-Area come back with this 2-song 7" of washed-out, reverb-drenched post-punk with synths and a dark vibe throughout, channeling CHRISTIAN DEATH, BAUHAUS and JOY DIVISION. Imagine spiky melodies and washes of reverb mixed with the driving intensity of cold, post-punk spirit - skull-piercing guitar feedback, scratchy riffs, anxious drum builds, ominous moods, and bright guitar hooks when you'd least expect them. First pressing is 600 copies in a heavy felt-weave jacket with a handy little insert. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
just to tear me down/poolside boys (remix) (2015/IRON LUNG)
POST-PUNK. The 1st installment in the 3rd series of ILR 2-song 7"s. This new series sees blank labels, color specific to the band (light blue in FLESH WORLD's case), that will be hand-stamped along with a standardized sleeve that will also be hand-stamped and numbered. All singles in this series will be strictly limited to 314 copies. More of that dreamy yet jagged pop sensation that you've come to know from FLESH WORLD. The a-side is from the album and the b-side is an exclusive remix done by none other than that Canadian audio shaman Don Pyle. This is a booster slab for the upcoming "the wild animals in my life" LP. Limited edition of 314 copies.
planned obsolescence (2014/NO PATIENCE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Devastating noisy hardcore from Australia mixing classic US hardcore power with the intensity and aggression of Italian greats such as WRETCHED and INDIGESTI. This is the vinyl pressing of their cassette from 2011, criminally overlooked and almost lost to time, a cult record in the making. Claustrophobic and chaotic, one of the most over looked Australian hardcore-punk records of the last 5 years. Members of TEARGAS, PATHETIC HUMAN, THE ZINGERS, LAKES, RATSAK, and more. Australian import comes with shrinkwrapped, on red vinyl.
s/t (2013/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
POST-PUNK. On their debut MLP, San Francisco's FLESH WORLD plays ice-soaked punk-rock led by dark and infectious guitar flourishes and a just-under-the-surface pop sensibility that makes each song an immediate stand out track. Featuring band members from bands including LIMP WRIST, BRILLIANT COLORS, NEEDLES, and more, FLESH WORLD brings influences from a host of punk sub-genres together, calling to mind the tense moodiness of classic British post-punk, the sneer of the 1977 schoo. Most importantly, this MLP includes 6 hopelessly catchy songs that will work their way into your skull like an infection without a cure. The album comes with a double sided poster.
the wild animals in my life (2015/IRON LUNG)
POST-PUNK. It’s not often that fuzzed-out C86 jangle and brash queercore find common musical ground, FLESH WORLD's inception focused less on their other bands (LIMP WRIST, NEEDLES and BRILLIANT COLORS), and more on their mutual love for drag shows and punk gigs, as their vision took form in the under dwellings of San Francisco’s d.i.y. scene. "the wild animals in my life" is the 1st full-length album and 2nd 12"-sized record for this incredible reverb swarm. Knowing and growing from the past unto now, power is the underlying draw here. Hearty vinyl in a heavyweight full-color jacket which includes a poster insert and a digital download card.
scrape the walls (2006/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
PUNK-ROCK. After three long years, here's the latest record from Oakland punk-fuzz-rock-?!? faves THE FLESHIES! "Scrape The Walls" is a spirited 17-song record that successfully molests punk rock in a similar manner to how Sparks unwholesomely molested glitter rock, the MELVINS mauled rock, or the BUTTHOLE SURFERS maimed music in general. (Speaking of Sparks, this album includes a delightful cover of "Happy Hunting Ground" with Jello Biafra on guest vocals!) "Scrape the Walls" bounces everywhere from somewhat sunny-dispositioned pseudo anthems to sludgy, stoner rock-esque castings, all glazed with Fleshies' inimitable sense of fuck-you humor. But honestly, no 200-word summary can neatly tie up the disorderly strands of ideas and musical chaos that is THE FLESHIES and we wouldn't want to do them such disservice so we will just say Scrape the Walls is exactly the kind of record AT should be releasing and leave it at that!
don't bother with the outside world (2015/LOCKIN' OUT)
HARDCORE. There is no question that the U.K. is putting out some of the finest hardcore right now. At the forefront of this new wave renaissance is the wolfpack from Leeds, THE FLEX. With a sound that invokes DYS birthed in the gutters of New York in 1986, "don't bother with the outside world" sees THE FLEX rip through 6 ferociously violent tracks of pure hardcore aggression on their Lockin’ Out debut.
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flexual healing vol.5: o you think i'm flex (2015/BLEEDING EDGES)
HARDCORE. The U.K. boys are back. Recorded during the same session as their 7" on Lockin' Out Records these 2 songs are hard, stomping-in-your-face hardcore. THE FLEX takes heavy influence from late '80s NYC hardcore and early '80s Boston punk. You should already be familiar with their LP. This is the 5th volume in their "flexual healing" releases, the previous 4 being tapes.
wild stabs in the dark (2014/VIDEO DISEASE)
HARDCORE. After a devastating 7", the UK's THE FLEX return with their debut LP which combines Boston '82 with the NYHC '87 but putting their own original twist on the tried and true formula. Played by gents who can also be found in bands like VIOLENT REACTION/SECTARIAN VIOLENCE and PERSPEX FLESH. Colored (pink) vinyl.
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himmel steht still (2013/TWISTED CHORDS)
WAVE/PUNK-ROCK. Eines der besten und intensivsten Alben der FLIEHENDE STÜRME, im Original 2001 auf dem Hostile Music-Label des heutigen Bassisten erschienen und seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt auf Vinyl ausverkauft. Die FLIEHENDE STÜRME gingen aus der Stuttgarter Punklegende CHAOS Z hervor und schafften den Spagat zwischen klassischem punk-rock auf der einen und dark-wave auf der anderen. "himmel steht still" ist neu aufgelegt im Originalartwork mit 10 grandiosen düsteren punk im Spannungsfeld zwischen klassischem deutsch-punk, wave, gothic. Wer mit Bands wie BAUHAUS oder JOY DIVISION oder eben EA 80 und CHAOS Z etwas anfangen kann, kommt an den FLIEHENDE STÜRME nicht vorbei.
priesthill (2013/TWISTED CHORDS)
WAVE/PUNK-ROCK. Neuauflage des 2., im Original auf Storm Records erschienenen, FLIEHENDE STÜRME Kultalbums von 1991. "priesthill" perfektioniert nach dem Debut "an den ufern" (1988) den ganz eigenen unerreichten Sound der Stürme und erinnert wieder verstärkt an die Vorgängerband CHAOS Z. Musikalisch wesentlich härter und punkiger als die heutigen Releases der Band prügeln sich die FLIEHENDE STÜRME durch 9 wunderbare düster-depro-songs. "priesthill" wurde teilweise mit Drumcomputer und Synthesizern eingespielt, was dem Sound eine ganz eigene Note verleiht und sich wunderbar ins industriell-morbide, hoffnungslos-depressive Bild des Albums einfügt. Schwermütiger wave-punk mit Texten, die man eher zur Prosa zählen kann. Neben EA 80 wohl eine der individuellsten deutschen bands der ersten Stunde, die bis heute ihren Weg geht und spannende Alben veröffentlicht.