happy loneliness (2009/NO WAY)
PUNK-ROCK. "happy loneliness" is the heavily anticipated 2nd studio album and a brilliant and broody follow-up to last year's ripping "no escape". On "happy loneliness" you'll get 8 brandnew melodic driving punk-rock. This is yet again fresh, catchy, snotty and still raw - mid paced and catchy as hell. A big step up for them as well, throwing in a strong dark influence with twisted hooks and desperate lyrical content. It reminds of the ZERO BOYS, ADOLESCENTS and newer bands like NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS and YOUNG WASTENERS. The production has a real late '70s rock influenced punk sound. Limited to 1000 copies!
walking on the string (2008/NO WAY)
PUNK-HARDCORE. "walking on the string" contains 4 songs of killer spanish punk for fans of old punk and hardcore where the song matters a little more than the noise. Catchy as hell, but still hardcore in the way that REAGAN YOUTH, BLITZ and DESCENDENTS were. This is also a must have for fans of bands like PELIGRO SOCIAL or NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS.
drag utan drog (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On their 1st two 7"s, Umea, Sweden's INSTÄNGD made a name for themselves by pounding out some of the rawest and snottiest early '80s-inspired hardcore around, and they continue that trend on this 7". This time around, the production is a little clearer with a more powerful drum sound and a biting, obnoxious, yet clear, guitar sound, but the music is still all about the primitiv energy. You'll get 6 songs that will have you confused about whether to hum along or just punch yourself in the face. 7" includes a MP3 download card.
konkret och brutal (2008/ADULT CRASH)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The new wave of hardcore-punk that goes back to the roots of the '80s hardcore rawpunk. This is the 2nd offering from these Umea hardcore-punks! On "konkret och brutal" you'll get 6 new '82 flavoured hits paying homage to scandinavian classics like HEADCLEANERS/HUVUDTVATT and even MINOR THREAT. Really nice and raging!
mitt svar pa ingenting (2007/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Sweden's INSTÄNGD are a new band featuring members of REGULATIONS and TRISTESS, but they don't sound anything like the melodic-punk of those bands. On "Mitt svar pa ingenting", INSTANGD take as their main influence old, barbaric scandinavian hardcore-punk like HEADCLEANERS, HUVUDTVATT, MISSBRUKARNA, or S.O.D. (the swedish one). If you need a less obscure comparison, URBAN WASTE would make a good reference point since this has a completely blown-out, blistering guitar sound and catchy, punk-as-shit vocals. Needless to say, this 6 song rager destroys everything in its path.
not my religion (2008/PUNKCORE)
PUNK-ROCK. Unlike many of their contemporaries who disappeared in the '80s, only to return 20 years later as a sad shadow of the original band, INSTANT AGONY never went away and never changed! One of the very few original '80s UK punk bands.
INSTANT ASSHOLE / MOUTH SEWN SHUT
split (2008/TANK CRIMES)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Oakland's INSTANT ASSHOLE brings 4 quick witted fast hardcore-punk jams. Boston's MOUTH SEWN SHUT throw down 2 crushers in the same vein as their other band, TOXIC NARCOTIC. No reggae grooves on this one, just straight fast punk delivery. Essential punk split - just awesome!
INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL
call of the blue distance (2014/AGIPUNK)
CRUST-HARDCORE. One of the heaviest European crust legion finally landed in the blackest of the Agipunk territories. The music developed a step ahead to a more contaminated sound by some elements coming from the less uncompromised post-punk bands like KILLING JOKE ans ALARIC. The reminiscences of stench core heroes like AXEGRINDER, AMEBIX and BOLT THROWER are still strong, but there's a new vibe one this record that definitely makes it even more interesting than their previous releases. Be ready to be buried once again by INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL. Vinyl comes with poster and gatefold-cover.
POST-PUNK. One of the many bands popping up in Austin’s buzzing scene. INSTITUTE leans to the punk side of post-punk. They recall CRISIS and COITUS INT. with a mix of anarcho bands thrown in there too. Members of WICCANS, GLUE and RECIDE. This is a vinyl pressing of their superb 6 track demo. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
giddy boys (2014/KATORGA WORKS)
POST-PUNK. Texas' INSTITUTE delivers this stunning debut 7" highlighting their superior brand of punk heavily inspired by anarcho and post-punk greats. Taking obvious cues from bands such as CRISIS with hints of P.I.L. and even the PARTISANS, the band has delivered on the potential of their much-hyped demo cassette.
salt (2014/SACRED BONES)
POST-PUNK. Formed in Texas, in 2013, INSTITUTE includes members of WICCANS, GLUE, BLOTTER and RECIDE, and after multiple releases they present a raw, noisy punk on a MLP. The "salt" tracks are as sharp as the band's earlier work but suggests longer, more experimental forms and a more incisive lyrical perspective, dealing with topics from existentialism to the singer's experience as a closeted youth.
domen ar att (2013/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. This is a re-press of the very limited LP on DeNihil Records of Sweden that sold-out in a hot minute. Members of TOTALITÄR, HERÄTYS, KVOTERINGEN and MEANWHILE join forces to deliver an LP of hard hitting Swedish hardcore in the TOTALITÄR tradition.
olympus mons (2012/KAPITÄIN PLATTE)
POST-ROCK. "olympus mons" is the 2nd album from this Munich-based band with a fantastic mixture of indie-prog-post-rock between FUGAZI, MOGWAI and MOTORPSYCHO. Limited, handnumbered edition includes a digital download card.
s/t (2010/(KAPITÄN PLATTE)
POST-ROCK. INSTRUMENT is a Munich based post-rock band. They formed out of the ashes of COSMIC CASINO. On their self-titled debut they serve 9 fantastic tracks. Soundwise it's a beautiful mixture of OCEANSIZE post-rock and MOTORPSYCHO psycho-prog-rock. This is an album that explores every emotion, sweeping the listener up in its beauty, its wholeness, and its musical greatness. The limited to 600 copies DoLP is hand-numbered and comes with a bonustrack, a nice silk-screen cover and a MP3 download code.
PUNK-ROCK. Still retaining some of that Southern California beach punk influence as shown on the 7" and demo, the band has also taken more additional cues from the real surf-rock genre, KBD punk and obscure rock 'n' roll in general. Its hard to describe it really apart from a few obvious nods and this record does stand on it's own. This band is part of the very amazing Rotcore scene, for the uninitiated that's Rochester NY. Look it up because they're churning out some gems. Per band's request there is no color vinyl, insted nostalgic full-color brown interior cardstock covers.