life lessons (2014/PURE NOISE ENTERTAINMENT)
POP-PUNK. HANDGUNS is quickly making a name for themselves as one of the hardest-working bands in pop-punk. "life lessons" is packed with punk-rock anthems, sing-alongs and angst. Colored vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
HANDS LIKE HOUSES
EMO/POST-HARDCORE. Since their debut in 2012, HANDS LIKE HOUSES has been making waves in their scene. Now HANDS LIKE HOUSES are ready to kick things up another notch with their 12 track 3rd full-length album, "dissonants". From beginning to end, "dissonants" is packed with catchy choruses and soaring melodies that fans are sure to love. Colored vinyl includes a CD version.
plague park (2007/SUB POP)
INDIE-ROCK. The duo of HANDSOME FURS began as an idea in the 2005. Dark and minimal while noisy and earnest, the point was to be as sparse and repetitive as possible with the help of little more than vocals, guitars, and a new drum machine. Disenchanted vocals thinly resonate while cloaked in a frenzied undertone of fear and uncertainty, all punctuated by bare drum machine beats. Through the course of each track, a deep-seated sense of longing struggles with staunch realism as a restless disdain for both urban life and smaller towns collide. It is a record of melancholic tendency and heartfelt desire; a stripped-down symphony roaming between city and country, and made for ears of either side.
sound kapital (2011/SUB POP)
INDIE-ROCK. "sound kapital" is the 3rd full-length from HANDSOME FURS, the Canadian two-piece of husband and wife. On this new album they use keyboards and drum machines to forge life-affirming anthems taut with muscle and blood. These 9 songs of innocence and experience occasionally look ahead to a better world in the not-so-distant future, but HANDSOME FURS know what time it is: now. "sound kapital" was recorded quickly, polished and rehearsed in the FURS' derelict Montreal studio. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HANG THE BASTARD
sex in the seventh circle (2014/CENTURY MEDIA)
STONER-METAL. There has been a distinct change in the sound of HANG THE BASTARD since their 1st album "hellfire reign". This lots 2nd offering "sex in the seventh circle" shows a band maturing into a well refined riffing machine that has resulted in an album destined to leave a significant mark. Rearing its head for another assault of pedal to the metal riffage, is the beastly title track "sex in the seventh circle", which can be heralded as the standout track on this ball-busting album. It walks the fine line between that retro '70s stoner sound and modern day sonic fusion.
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS
go home (2015/TOXIC STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "go home" is the debut album (2012) from this New York powerhouse. Fans from all corners of punk and garage find a common appreciation for this record. "go home" deliver" 10 manic and extremely catchy songs filtered through the dirt and grime of NYC. Members of CRAZY SPIRIT, L.O.T.I.O.N, DAWN OF HUMANS. Vinyl comes with screen-printed cover.
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS
stay home (2014/TOXIC STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS have been playing sporadically. Their irreverent live show is incendiary showing a really angry front man backed by a volatile band playing the nastiest keyboard garage punk you can imagine. They're one of the most unique and exciting bands in punk today... kinda surfy, kinda garagey riffs augmented with SONICS style farfisa organ, a supplementary percussionist that makes some totally wild rhythms, and vocals that are more like really simple rapping than any punk vocalist you've heard before. It's a wild combination, but it's completely infectious, as anyone who has heard the band will tell you. Comes with a large poster and foldover lyric insert.
It's a living (2008/WRONG)
PUNK-ROCK. The album is exactly what you would expect from a bunch of toothless RAMONES-loving ex-hockey players - it's big, it's loud, it's unquestionably dumb in places. "It's a living" brings together all of their live favourites. Their reverence of the RAMONES is well-noted on many of their songs, though their influence is perhaps nowhere more obviously featured than on their playful and loving, though still thoroughly storming, tribute to the late Joey Ramone. The set is equally stomping, delivering big fat high-energy punk-rock tunes , all cut together with hilarious radio interviews that create a kind of document of a band on the road, offering a fast, frenetic and massively enjoyable insight into the HANSON BROTHER' talents in a live setting.
s/t (2010/SUB POP)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. HAPPY BIRTHDAY formed in 2008 and was supposed to be a project and a one-show band. They enjoyed playing with each other so much that they decided to keep doing it. Kyle Thomas has applied his voice to an impressive array of genres: psych-folk in FEATHERS, stoner-rock in WITCH, glam-rock as KING TUFF. On HAPPY BIRTHDAY's debut, this voice meets perhaps its ideal application: simulated! Although the debut album from HAPPY BIRTHDAY was initially shrouded in mystery, a few spins later and it’s provided a real pleasant surprise. Whilst it may not necessarily be too high-brow or clever in it’s nature. This record is 35min. of catchy, hook filled glam-punk fun.
so bunted/my zone (2015/TOP SHELF)
POP/EMO-PUNK. The Bay-Area sludgy pop-rockers worked with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Whirr) on this 2 track 7", creating a sound reminiscent of SUPERHEAVEN, OVLOV and WEEZER. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HAPPY HOOKERS FOR JESUS
s/t (2014/ERSTE THEKE)
PUNK-ROCK. If you are looking for a new and outstanding band from Europe, here you got it. What you get is pure Danish unrelenting punk-rock damage. Take the smarmy music oft THE URINALS, speed it up to 150% and crank the volume up to the max and you hear what the HAPPY HOOKERS FOR JESUS are all about. This 7" is a little bastard of punk that‘s stuck in your head with the first listen. A nihilistic feedback orgy in four acts, packed with merciless insanity, screeching guitars, distorted echo-voice and a totally wasted i-don't-give-a-flying-fuck-attitude, all thrown together in a stinky garage. So, get it or get lost!
anger (2015/FLINCH LUMIN)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Infamous recordings of raw and ferocious hardcore finally available on vinyl. Recorded in 1993, just as so-called, power-violence was about to take hold. Features the gutteral vocal monstrosities of Dan Lactose (SPAZZ). Mixing thrashing speed and intensity, influenced by the likes of INFEST and CROSSED OUT, with grinding sludge ala GREIF and EYEHATEGOD. Vinyl is limited to 300 copies, comes with handstamped labels, a HAPPY? sticker and includes a digital download card.
frowns vs downs (2012/FYSISK FORMAT)
HARDCORE. The 2nd 7" shows the Oslo-based band improving on all levels on the recipe of their 1st 7": making the best old-school hardcore since 1982. Like the debut, the 4 tracks are recorded and mixed by the band themselves and features artwork by Esra Roise. This 7" is a testament to how wonderful music can be when when young men reach expert level in stupidity and aggression and nail it with 100% precision and taste. Limited to 500 copies.
sleep tall (2013/FYSISK FORMAT)
HARDCORE. "sleep tall" consists of 15 tracks written after the principle of maximum musical energy effect per second. "sleep tall" is not a tribute to BAD BRAINS, BLACK FLAG or MINOR THREAT. It is a competent refinement of a genre that most new bands misinterpret. Features former members of Norway's most infamous straight-edge bands, TIEBREAK and FAIRFUCK.
sinister vibes (2015/SVART)
ROCK/PUNK/METAL. The Finnish 4-piece rock n' roll band HARD ACTION is releasing their 1st full-length on Svart Records. Following the debut 7" "dead dogs" the band takes up where they left off with the 1st release only to take it up a notch with this 10-track LP. The music is deeply rooted in 1970's rock and late-70's punk-rock, and the simple-yet-catchy songs are topped with burning hot lead guitar parts, so expect nothing less than an album filled with electric guitar worshipping rock music. Featuring members of SPEEDTRAP, DEATH TOLL 80K, FORCED KILL etc. This is pit slamming rock 'n' roll, full of fire and energy with no frills. Each song, more often than not, starts at a ferocious pace and HARD ACTION don’t let up for a second.