christian television (2010/RORSCHACH)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK. FIELD DAY are a new instrumental band to come out of Richmond. The band features ex-RESONANCE. The band has a catchy noodley sound that fans of CAP N' JAZZ and ALGERON CADAWALLER will love. If you have enjoyed bands on Rorschach Records in the past such as BRAINWORMS, ANTLERS, you will not be disappointed by this record.
INDIE-ROCK. Recorded in Philadelphia and written through a 12-month period which delivered sudden family illness and a deteriorating relationship, "episodic" is fashioned from 10 feverish bouts of guitar-pop; led by Browne's fearsome and fearless vocal and informed by an instrumental backing that underpins the entire record with a vibrant concoction of guitar, drums and keys. For fans of RILO KILEY, old WEEZER and THE BREEDERS. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
FIEND / RECALCITRANT
GRINDCORE. This split 7" from FIEND and RECALCITRANT is a showcase in brutality from 2 of the best grindcore bands that California has to offer. FIEND is a two piece powerhouse hailing from Fresno. Their crushing guitar tone and punishing blast beats have pushed FIEND straight into grind royalty. Once you've had your fill of blast madness from side-a, RECALCITRANT come from the mean streets of Los Angeles to destroy your ears on the flipside. RECALCITRANT's tracks on this 7" perfectly capture their complex song structure and an intense energy that is unmatched in most modern grindcore. With this release, both these bands are shining examples of the evolution and future of the grind genre.
FIFTH ALLIANCE, THE
unrevealed secrets of ruin (2013/DEMONS RUN AMOK)
POST-HARDCORE. THE FIFTH ALLIANCE was conceived in the underground of Breda, Netherlands late 2006. The band took inspiration from chaotic hardcore bands like COALESCE, BOTCH, CONVERGE combined with heavy acts like DISEMBODIED, CULT OF LUNA. Their new album delivers on top sludge and doom infested hardcore hints, merged into 7 epic tracks, ranging from slow, gut wrenching riffing, claustrophobic screaming, to hectic, lightning fast blasts. "unrevealed secrets of ruin" deals with isolation, loss, self-destructive nature of man, organized religion and blind consumption. Colored vinyl comes with gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
FIFTH HOUR HERO / SAINTE CATHERINES, THE
EMO-PUNK/HARDCORE. Quebec natives FIFTH HOUR HERO have several releases on No Idea Records. Dual male, female vocals over driving emotional upbeat punk influenced indie-rock. Montreal's THE ST. CATHERINE's is a six-piece with 3 guitars, bass, drum and a frontman. Agressive unquie hardcore with husky vocals reminiscent of a heavier UNFUN era JAWBREAKER cranked on 45rpm.
no trace/hide your teeth (2015/REPTILIAN)
NOISE/PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Here at the tail end of what we once referred to as civilized times, Philadelphia boiled up as the new hub of American noise-rock. This 7" on Reptilian, part 4 of their "keystone noise series", carves another notch into FIGHT AMP's developing legacy. "no trace" is a riffy and melodic, tight and precise jam that recalls TAR or QUICKSAND's better moments, while "hide your teeth" is a gritty pummeler showcasing the band's high/low, dual-vocal split and propulsive heaviness. Vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
s/t (2007/SOLAR FUNERAL)
HARDCORE. Raging riffs at a destructive pace, this ripper has 3 songs of savage energy, driving drums, harmonic leads, and plenty of speed picking. From their final recording session, 2 new ones and 1 re-recorded that previously appeared on the 2005 tour demo. Hailing from Baltimore and Philadelphia, this is their 4th release; a testament to the progression of their sound. The lyrics tell tale of a blackened earth, but not without the will to dream. The music is nestled somewhere between the early Peaceville sound and modern Swedish crust. Total pressing of 500 copies in a full color sleeve.
s/t (2004/ED WALTERS)
HARDCORE. This is the 1st official record from this politically driven Philadelphia three-piece. This self-titled album features 13 songs of modern hardcore influenced by Bay-Area thrash and international hardcore. Featuring ex-members of R.A.M.B.O.!
suffering the loss (2011/BLOOD & INK)
HARDCORE. FIGURE FOUR still stand as one of the heaviest hardcore bands to ever come out of the spirit-filled scene. Featuring members who would later form such fan favorites as COMEBACK KID and GRAVE MAKER, FIGURE FOUR was distinctly treading their own path. Blood & Ink Records is happy to release their seminal album "suffering the loss" for the first time ever on vinyl LP.
fission (2010/HIGH SPEED SOUL)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. FILM SCHOOL is a band with impressively eclectic influences (PINK FLYOD) and obscure electronica, metal, drone, alternative '80s hints. As their name implies, FILM SCHOOL creates sounds with a cinematic eye. "fission" is the LA band's 4th album, after 2 on Matador Records. Limited pressing of 500 copies on clear vinyl, with MP3 download code.
live the chaos (2012/SILVER SPROCKET BICYCLE CLUB)
PUNK-ROCK. This 7" was FILTH's debut to the punk-rock circuit, originally released by Lookout in 1990. You'll get 4 punk anthems for dysfunctional kids and adults alike... reminding you to keep your mohawk above water, outta the clouds and off of the fucking postcards. This 7" is adorned with artwork by Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy. Available again on colored vinyl and limited quantitiy of 500 copies.
FILTHY GAZE OF EUROPE, THE
domestic accidents (2012/UGLY POP)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. New project from Don (SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET, CRASH KILLS FIVE) and Dallas (THE SADIES). Assaultive, disjointed thrash with guitar and bass backed by programmed drums and synths, different vocalists on each song. This 1st release features Damian (FUCKED UP) and Amanda Schenk on side-a, Chris Colohan (BURNING LOVE, LEFT FOR DEAD, CURSED) and Mickey Skin (THE CURSE) on the flip.
FIN FANG FOOM
POST-ROCK. If you've never heard FIN FANG FOOM, or just think you know what they're all about, "monomyth" is an ideal moment to catch up. Not only is it their 1st new record in 6 years, it represents the pinnacle of their craft - the interplay between pensive, yet powerful, guitar, rumbling bass guitar, ominous keys and restrained singing, and dynamic drumming has never been more subtle and powerful. Vinyl version includes free digital download code.
ashes to ashes (2014/TANKCRIMES)
HARDCORE. Los Angeles, California's FINAL CONFLICT were highly influenced by British punk bands like DISCHARGE and one of the 1st bands to blend hardcore’s simplistic and manic sound and heavy metal's musicianship with any degree of success. These spiky haired punks created a sound that would go on to be emulated by hundreds of bands, none ever reaching the level of raw power that this LP contained. Originally issued on Pushead’s Pusmort Records in 1987 then later issued via Relapse Records in 1994, this stellar album now find’s a new home. Includes 24 page booklet with old photos, flyers and interviews plus lyrics and fold out poster. CD version includes 15 additional demo tracks.
in the family (2010/HAVOC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. FINAL CONFLICT from Minneapolis played great rampaging Midwestern hardcore. Powerful and aggro hardcore similar to contemporaries like NEGATIVE APPROACH, MECHT MENSCH, THE STATE or DIE KREUZEN. This 4 track 7" was recorded in 1983 and is re-issued by permission of Reflex Records. Produced way back by Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü.