HARDCORE. Moving beyond the simple HIS HERO IS GONE comparisons and taking cues from fellow Northwest noisemongers KISS IT GOODBYE, this crew makes things interesting for the noise-damaged ear, yet still makes a lot of room for 2min. anthems of mistrust for a rotten world. Vinyl version includes digital download and comes with gatefold cover.
aftertaste (2012/LET THEM EAT)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. "aftertaste" is the 4th album by HELMET, released in 1997 on Interscope. "aftertaste" harkens back to HELMET's earlier, rawer sound, omitting some of the experimental/jazz tendencies of "betty". This album along with "meantime" and "betty" is considered a definitive text in post-metal. Limited to 1000 copies on thick 180gr, colored vinyl.
betty (2014/LET THEM EAT)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. "betty" is the 3rd full-length by HELMET, released in 1994 on Interscope. The album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's success with the previous album, "meantime". Limited to 500 copies on thick 180gr, colored vinyl.
meantime (2012/LET THEM EAT)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. "meantime" is the 2nd full-length and major-label debut by HELMET, released in 1992 on Interscope Records. The album reached #68 on Billboard's Top 200; an unexpected success for the band. Limited to 1000 copies on thick 180gr, colored vinyl.
strap it on (2012/LET THEM EAT)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. "strap it on" is the debut full-length by American band HELMET. Originally released in 1990 through Amphetamine Reptile Records, it was subsequently rereleased by Interscope in 1991. Critics considered the album innovative for its explosive, propulsive, and often staccato riff style. It has since become a cult classic in the alternative-rock and post-hardcore genre and even influential on the metal scene. Limited to 1000 copies on thick 180gr, colored vinyl.
sleepwalking sailors (2014/SARGENT HOUSE)
POST-METAL. The Seattle trio's unique amalgam of metal, art-rock and punk is charmingly reminiscent of the fertile creativity that groups once had before the internet seemed to instruct bands to only copy one another. Helms Alee's third album, "sleepwalking sailors", sounds like many styles combined into one, and none of it concerned with any notion other than creating vital, urgent and uniquely characteristic music. They take parts of bands like the MELVINS, KARP, BIG BUSINESS and the like for a product all their own. Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
pretend to care (2014/6131)
INDIE-POP. Lots of bands have been mining the fertile landscape of '90s music for inspiration lately, and HEMINGWAY is no exception. With the release of their debut album, "pretend to care", HEMINGWAY put forth 10 tracks of heart-on-the-sleeve, pop goodness that simultaneously feel sunny yet full of melancholy, a dichotomy essential in the most masterful of '90s releases too. The sonic quality of "pretend to care" matches the great songwriting contained within. Colored vinyl includes a download card.
HENRI PARKER & THE LOWERED LIDS
mutual ties (2012/BRÜCKENTICK)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. Northern Germany's HENRI PARKER & THE LOWERED LIDS are Henri and Gunnar from GRAND GIFFON and ESCAPADO. They're playing heartful, lovely folk music which remains on CHUCK RAGAN and BRIAN FALLON. Full-length deliver 12 fine country-folk tracks. Limited vinyl edition comes with inside-out cover, lovely artwork and includes a digital download card.
deutschland, du täter (2013/APOCAPLEXY)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. HENRY FONDA comes around with their 1st full-length, which means 18 songs within 15min. - songs between thrash and power-violence hardcore against society. Nothing more to add - period! Limited to 300 copies with b-side screenprint and a fantastic die-cut cover.
HER BREATH ON GLASS
we aimed straight down (2008/IFB)
EMOCORE. Amazing new record by these emo vetrans of the LAST FOURTY SECONDS and SADDEST LANDSCAPE. Expect solid '90s style emo with pained vocals and raw, visceral guitar and drums. This album will definitely please fans of the band, as they add some heavier parts, and some dark moodiness for a seriously epic set. This release has split black/red vinyl, a hand screened cover with 5 prints, a hand stamped envelope with 9 full cover inserts and 2 other inserts and a patch! This is passionate '90s style emocore just the way it should be!
HER BREATH ON GLASS / SOFY MAJOR
EMOCORE/POST-HARDCORE. HER BREATH ON GLASS are 2 guys from SADDEST LANDSCAPE doing noisy and passionate '90s style emocore just the way it should be - raw and honest. SOFY MAJOR hail from France and play punishing post-hardcore, screamo, sounding like early ENVY and MIHAI EDRISCH had a noisy unruly children. The d.i.y. packaging brings the '90s back, too. This nicely 7" comes with handscreened, handmade packaging made from waste materials.
HER NAME IS CALLA
the quiet lamb (2010/DENOVALI)
POST-ROCK. HER NAME IS CALLA return this year with a new full-length album named "the quiet lamb". The album sees the band fully immersed into their song writing, making clear steps forward from their highly acclaimed previous album "the heritage". HER NAME IS CALLA are known for their impressive live shows full of emotion, explosions of noise and passages of the quietest, most gentle harmonies. Based around as core unit of 5 members, the band wields a multitude of instruments, from drums and guitar to recorders and synthesis, from violin and trombone to vocals and harmonica. The resulting sound is dense but controlled. Stretched over the course of 75 min., the new album finds the band at their most passionate to date taking the listener through a journey of ten songs, each one a part of a whole. Comes with thick triple gatefold-cover, and a 24 page booklet.
naen punaista (2012/LA FAMILIA)
HARDCORE. The hardcore maniacs HERÄTYS are back to say good-bye and fuck-off. After their ripping debut full-length and killer 7" they keep it up and bring you 7 more ragers on this slab ob vinyl. Sadly the show, together with Seein' Red was also their last live appearance but on vinyl you can get a last fix of this absolute Scandinavian hardcore superiority.
DOOM/SLUDGE/STONER. HERDER became an often mentioned band in the world of underground, extreme music with their self titled debut album. Delivering a furious mix of stoner, doom and sludge all based on the insane riffing. With "gods" HERDER is taking another big step forward with an even darker and heavier sound than on their previous work. The songs show more depth and have a more sinister feel without losing the in-your-face brutality the band became famous for. HERDER is a band that doesn’t need much words and "gods" is the new chapter in the dark, evil and fucked up loudness that is HERDER! The viny comes in a deluxe gatefold, reverse side print, gatefold sleeve.
horror vacui (2012/REFLECTIONS)
DOOM/SLUDGE/STONER. The possible survivors of the smoldering crater that the HERDER debut album left after impact, are now completely finished off with a furious deathstab to the neck. No mercy, no positivity, no sobriety. Only the strong will be left standing, the rest will have their throats ripped out. Filth ridden bass, crushing triple guitars, thunderous hammering drums and genuinely pissed off vocals lay down the soundtrack for prison shanking, bar brawls, heavy smoking and lizard night drives at high speed! Lock up your wives, daughters, and well, your dogs too just to be sure. "horror vacui" is the new weapon against human morale and it fucking destroys! There's no stopping now: HERDER is harder! Limited edition of 666 copies.