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.
united states of mind demo (2013/LOST TIME)
HARDCORE. Detroit's FREEDOM's demo was pressed onto this one-sided 7" so the world could get a glimpse of the band's raw, NYC hardcore-inspired sound that takes cues from STRAIGHT AHEAD and SIDE BY SIDE.
PSYCHEDELIC-ROCK. A conglomeration of highly respected into the one communal thing that moves us all.. sound! The union of: Ruben (NEBULA/FU MANCHU), John (MONSTER MAGNET etc.), Scott (KYUSS etc.), Isaiha (EARTHLESS), Lorenzo (BABY WOODROSE etc.), Jason (THE CASBAH etc.), John (LUDICRA etc.), Jack (SKIN YARD etc.), Bernie (WIZARD OF WOO etc.)... has finaly come into being. Construction is complete the final mixes are in the can! Now all are welcome to slip inside this house as they pass by. All are welcome to do thou wilt and let the sounds move them to their newly found oneness. All are welcome to meet and join the new Tribal Council. All are welcome to sample the kool-aide. All together welcomed to FREEK-OUT. The grandest of all welcomes.. THE FREEKS!
land of the lost (2008/SCHIZOPHRENIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Finally reissued after a decade. Originally released in the early '80s this full-length still sounds fresh and new. "land of the lost" bridged the gap between THE FREEZE's signature Boston hardcore-punk style and a more rock 'n' roll sound they employed later in their careers. They still have the punk enthusiasm as in previous releases and use some songs on this recording as scathing criticisms of that period's Boston hardcore scene.
live from cape cod 1980 (2007/SCHIZOPHRENIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The holy grail of all FREEZE Releases. THE FREEZE are considered to be Boston hardcore, but they never truly fit into the typical Boston mould. This live album contains the earliest live documentation of the band. The band had just released their classic "i hate tourist" 7" and were masking enemies wherever they went. This LP contains unreleased songs and many songs that were rewritten or adapted and would later be featured on the bands classic 80's LP's ("land of the lost" and "rabid reaction". Great sound quality.
rabid reaction (2007/SCHIZOPHRENIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Schizophrenic Records is proud to announce the reissue of the FREEZE "rabid reaction" full-length. THE FREEZE are the forefathers of melodic, hard edged hardcore-punk that has been re-discovered by many modern day bands. 10 songs of hook filled, melodic cutting edge hardcore originally released in 1986. The LP includes extensive liner notes from THE FREEZE's Clif Hanger, as well as a full colour insert featuring original concepts of the LP cover. If you already missed the original, get this at once!
smoko at the pet food factory (2011/FAT WRECK)
PUNK-ROCK. Australia's melodic punk masters are back with their 8th full-length record, coming in just as offensive and controversial as ever with 16 tracks tackling topics like cockroaches, goths, racists.
noizey trouble (2012/DISTORT REALITY)
HARDCORE. Re-stock. Debut from this new Portland noise-punk band. While the cover art on this one might make you think they're going for straight up DISORDER worship - this sounds like straight up early '80s style hardcore with particularly noisy production. There's a little bit of the DISORDER-style 1-2 punk beat in places, but at its core this really seems to have a lot more in common with basic and straight-up early hardcore. This one's a ripper!