fragments of sirens (2007/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. ICOS hail from Gothenburg, Sweden where the collective was founded in 2001. "fragments of sirens" is their long-awaited debut full-length. ICOS brings you powerful, devestating and intense music filled with tuned-downed guitars, thundering drums and over the top vocals that molds together with more quiet, ambient parts. Both music and lyrics are delivered with talent, ambitiousness and a never-failing integrity. Expect inspiration and influences that range from NEUROSIS, CATHARSIS to HIS HERO IS GONE and even KYUSS to ISIS. The double LP is packed in an outstanding gatefold-cover!
hambrientos de un sol distinto (2013/SKULD)
CRUST-HARDCORE/METAL. Re-release of their 2005 masterpiece! ICTUS formed in 2004 in Galicia, Spain and deliver fucking excellent modern dark and epic hardcore. Besides showing definately similarities to EKKAIA, TRAGEDY or even CATHARSIS, they are a brand of their own. With 3 guitarplayers and a hellish aggressive singer they manage to unleash such a wall of frustration and anger to leave everyone speechless. Dark and heavy hardcore crust with undeniable hints to black-metal melodies and some ambiental parts and screaming political thoughts. This is the perfect soundtrack to fuck shit up!
i know about you (2008/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. The remarkable "i know about you" benefits greatly from the addition of drummer Michael Littleton, whose spartan, pensive rhythms add a powerful new dynamic to IDA's quietly intense sound; at the same time, the harmonies and songs of Dan Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell resonate with greater intellectual clarity and emotional depth than on "tales of brave ida". Comes for the 1st time on 180gr vinyl with deluxe gatefold jacket and contains the MP3 download code.
Lovers prayers (2008/POLYVIYL)
INDIE-ROCK. IDA make their triumphant return with "Lovers prayers", their 1st new album in 3 years and their clearest, most dynamic to date. A collection of songs that invoke the proximity of the invisible and the reality of love with an earned grace that comes from experience, persistence, and an undiminished enthusiasm for making sounds together. IDA cranked out a collection of songs that remain true to their hushed sound, with both male and female vocals evoking a range of emotions from this now legendary Brooklyn band. The vinyl version limited edition to 1000 copies of 180gr in a deluxe double gatefold jacket and contains the mp3 download code!
My fair, my dark (2008/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. This 7 song, 30 min. mini-album was recorded in a barn in Woodstock, while IDA was making their latest album, "Lovers prayers". "My fair, my dark" features guest appearances by Levon Helm, Michael Hurley and Tara Jane Oneil. Includes covers of songs by John Martyn, Dolly Parton and Annie Briggs. The vinyl version limited edition to 1000 copies of 180gr in a deluxe double gatefold jacket and contains the mp3 download code!
tales of brave ida (2008/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. The debut album by Dan Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell is a beautiful and fragile piece of dreamy folk-pop. The spare yet clean production introduces a band whose vocal stylings and soft instrumentation help create a mood of uplifting contemplation. For a drumless effort, "tales of brave ida" manages to fill the space with a rich, dynamic sound which appropriately revolves around the beautiful harmonizing of Mitchell and Littleton, whose quiet lyricism so perfectly mirrors the gentle strumming of acoustic and electric guitars. "tales of brave ida" is a bold and creative debut filled with folk-pop classics that will hopefully be rediscovered by a larger audience over the years. Comes for the 1st time on 180gr vinyl with deluxe gatefold jacket and contains the MP3 download code.
ten small paces (2008/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. Continuing a tradition established on their previous album, "i know about you", IDA's ranks swell to include another new member on bass guitar. "ten small paces" is unspeakably beautiful, a mesmerizing collection of songs marked by a rare intelligence and poignancy. Recorded at various points throughout the country the album maintains a loose, offhand feel perfectly suited to the warmth and intimacy of the group's material; strewn with covers - a superb reading of NEIL YOUNG's "everybody knows this is nowhere" refutes any notion that IDA can't rock out, while their rendition of BRIAN ENO's "golden hours" rejects the assumption that they possess no sense of humor. "Ten small places" is both more understated and more dynamic than any of the band's previous work. Comes for the 1st time on 180gr vinyl with deluxe jacket and contains the MP3 download code.
IDI AMIN & THE AMPUTEES
disco bitch (2010/GOING UNDERGROUND)
PUNK-ROCK. This 7" is a reissue of a lost Aussie punk smasher from 1978 or is it FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS tricking you to think it is? Dangerous kbd-style punk-rock for drug addicts and creeps. Limited edition of 500 items.
am apparat (2012/KINK)
POST-PUNK. This is the debut by Mannheim, Germany's new (post)-punk hope. On their debut 7", "am apparat" you'll get 4 minimalistic tracks, with keyboard undertones and songs about their hometown city. If you like the FEHLFARBEN or newer bands like HERPES, MESSER you shoul give IDIOPHON a try - it's worth!
HARDCORE-PUNK. After the well done "Demo" these german smoking maniacs went back to the studio and recorded a couple more songs for their debut 7". They deliver 6 tracks of straightforward 80's hardcore with political and personal inyourface lyrics. This one is angry, dirty and straight. If you like the releases on No Way or Deranged Records you should give those german wankers a try!
of class and paper (2015/UNCLE M)
POP/EMO-PUNK. With their honest melodic punk-rock mixture they create the missing link between Fat Wreck evergreens and the new classics by Run For Cover Records. Even when IDLE CLASS change their focus to mid-tempo songs, you will find a lot of surprising double time shifts which showcases their ability to write a variety of songs. "of glass and paper" has everything a good punk record needs to get stuck in your mind and have you singing along; and all that by a band from the deepest German backwoods. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
volatile matters (2009/ROCKSTAR)
PUNK-ROCK. Straight after their highly acclaimed 1st full-length these smart boys from Münster/Osnabrück guys deliver 4 new songs of good old-style punk which will sweep you off your feet - at least if you listening to WIPERS, BUZZCOCKS or MARKED MEN does. Comes with silkscreen-cover.
i hate this city (2011/CONSPIRACY)
DRONE-ROCK/AMBIENT. IGNATZ finds a perfect way to use the lo-fi recording and purposeful imperfections in order to sound direct. An album with the mysterious quality that serves it so well, and while Devens' songwriting isn't that of a mediocre modern-day bluesman, it's the sum of its parts that makes this noteworthy. This album's a curious document. Space folk drone, a blend of buzzing lo-fi murk, a stumbling buzz infused sprawl as spacious as it is clattery and chaotic. Beneath the drone and ambience there is always a blues element to IGNATZ. Limited pressing of 500 copies.
a war against you (2015/CENTURY MEDIA)
HARDCORE. IGNITE has been flying the flag for melodic hardcore from Orange County California, building on the foundation laid by bands like UNIFORM CHOICE, UNITY. "a war against you" is the band's 4th full-length album. Vinyl includes a CD version
call on my brothers (2014/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. Revelation Records has re-released IGNITE's debut full-length "call on my brothers". Originally put out by Conversion Records in 1998, the amazing remastered 17 song classic is now finally be available, giving new fans the opportunity to hear why IGNITE has achieved such a large worldwide following while allowing old fans to hear the album as it was intended to be. Colored (red) vinyl includes a digital download card.