FORCED TO DECAY
yggdrasil (1996/PER KORO)
POST-HARDCORE. After a demo tape this is the 1st vinyl output from Germany's powerhouse FORCED TO DECAY. "yggdrasil" surprise with 3 extreme, doomy, evil and emotional, metallic-screamo and slowmotion hardcore songs - full of demonic heavyness. A really painful and unique sound that reminds on NEUROSIS and other heavyweights of the early '90s. If you are looking for the roots of metallic, sludgy and doomy German hardcore, here it is. TESTPRESS (NEW unplayed, limited white labeled vinyl) comes with original fold-out cover. [PK #009]
person to person (2009/SECRETLY CANADIAN)
INDIE-POP. An album of dense pop that justifies the band's place among top songsmithing contemporaries like Cass McCombs and James Mercer, as well as Bowie. But the band is able to bypass the songwriter label by delivering a much more collective sound. African high-life guitars are countered with new wave wash; the sound of a band daring to keep its palette open to most any influence, from U2 to THE FEELIES. FOREIGN BORN deliver the soundtrack for the backyard BBQ of the ages.
a kind of life (2011/DIRT CULT)
PUNK-ROCK. Boston band featuring former & current members of LIBYANS, CONVERSIONS and AMPERE. The music is simple, catchy and to the point punk in the Dangerhouse tradition, but the vocals are what really sell this... incredibly unique and powerful, like Kathleen Hannah if she were really into "chavo"-era BLACK FLAG.
no sensation (2011/VINYL RITES)
PUNK-ROCK. FOREIGN OBJECTS blast through 8 songs of upbeat punk, somewhere between Dangerhouse, '77 pogo, riot grrl and early post-punk. They get compared to WIRE and BIKINI KILL a lot, and you'll hear more X. FOREIGN OBJECTS feature members of AMPERE and LIBYANS.
mammonism (2012/CUT THE CORD THAT)
PUNK-ROCK. Melodic punk with people from LIBYANS, CONVERSIONS and a couple more. Here are the 1st new recordings with their new bass player. You'll get 2 fast punk smasher that let us think of a missing link between old Californian punk and BIKINI KILL. If you dig their previous records, you'll love this gem as well!
FOREIGN TONGUES / FELIX CULPA, THE
split (2014/NO SLEEP)
INDIE/POST-HARDCORE. After three years on hiatus THE FELIX CULPA has returned reinvigorated to their 3-piece roots with 2 new, raw and honest songs, with FOREIGN TONGUES contributing an additional set of songs for the split as well. The one-sided, colored, silk-screened vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2010/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE. Featuring ex-members of IN ONE PIECE, FORESEEN from Finland plays brutal metal-influenced New York-style hardcore that reminds of bands such as CRO-MAGS, MADBALL, BIOHAZARD, MERAUDER and, yes, METALLICA.
structural oppression (2013/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE/CROSSOVER. This is a teaser for FORESEEN's upcoming full-length, which is scheduled for late 2013. These 2 exclusive recordings were brought to tape in late 2012. "structural oppression" is the sickest New York crossover worship (think LEEWAY and NUCLEAR ASSAUILT) with a heavy dose of nwobhm thrown in.
FORESEEN / UPRIGHT
split (2011/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE. Two of Europe's current best bands team up for one great split 7" of hard hitting New York-style hardcore made in Finland. The vinyl includes 4 songs, the digital MP3 download card includes 2 extra songs. The cover features yet again some awesome artwork by Spoiler.
FOREVER CAME CALLING
contenter (2012/PURE NOISE)
POP-PUNK. Calling the sleepy California desert town of 29 Palms home, FFOREVER CAME CALLING has had to do things their own way with countless basement shows and relentless touring until they began turning heads with their infectious brand of emotional pop that takes cues from bands like THE EARLY NOVEMBER and NEW FOUND GLORY. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
the lower depths (2009/REAPER)
HARDCORE. FORFEIT is a band birthed by the inspiration that its members drew from the legacy of their local scene. After their highly acclaimed 7" in 2008, FORFEIT recorded yet again their 1st full-length for Reaper Records. The album is entitled "the lower depths" and promises to build and expand on their musical vision. For fans of FLOORPUNCH, TERROR and MADBALL.
s/t (2012/TOO SMALL TO FAIL)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Brooklyn, NY’s FORGETTERS have released their long-awaited debut full-length. Made up of JAWBREAKER/JETS TO BRAZIL leader Blake Schwarzenbach, original AGAINST ME drummer Kevin Mahon and Caroline Paquita of BITCHIN’. They hopped into the studio and cranked out an 9 track debut full-length, which delivers more dark, melodic indie/emo-punk with Blake's trademark croons. This record should win over any fan of the members’ previous projects. CD includes 2 additional tracks. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
the inimitable (2011/SPHC)
NOISE-PUNK. Mr. Wanky of the infamous WANKYSA joins forces with other miscreants from the British Isles (HEALTH HAZARD and ATOMGEVITTER) to release yet another noise-punk gem. This time, the band seems to be focusing a bit more on catchiness than the WANKYS, making this less furious, but more fun. Also, there's an ode to the legendary Donkey Dan on this 7", so don't miss it!
new love (2010/UPSET THE RHYTH)
ELEKTRO/POP. Freddy Ruppert's newest collaborative project is as much an emotional obsession as it is an obsession with sound. The new album is poppier, cleaner. More seductive, sweet, charming, but more bitter. The claustrophobic reverb from the last album has been replaced. The female collaborators on the album (Nika Roza Danilova of ZOLA JESUS Yasmine Kittles of TEARIST) materialize more as simulations, stand-ins or memories of lost loves than as simple musical partners. Roza's intense, operatic style and Yasmin's softer, coquettish beckoning surround Ruppert as the core, writhing, masculine presence in an open, chaotic album. Jamie Stewart of XIU XIU adding percussion, wrap-around synths, extra-textures.
the language that we speak (2011/NO SLEEP)
POST-HARDCORE. Coming from the barren and simple fields of Iowa, FORMER THIEVES has created a record that personifies the feelings and emotions of coming from nothing and fighting the entire way to what they have created. "the language that we speak" takes the listener through a thorough commentary on the frustration of Midwestern life. Articulate, sharp, and sincerely pissed. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.