HOT WATER MUSIC / LEATHERFACE
EMO/PUNK-ROCK. The 1st in the BYO Records split series, 6 songs from England's LEATHERFACE, backed up by 5 songs of Florida's HOT WATER MUSIC.
HOT WATER MUSIC / THE BOUNCING SOULS
EMO/POP-PUNK. In 2010, THE BOUNCING SOULS and HOT WATER MUSIC embarked on a tour of Australia and New Zealand that was routed in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada in 2003. To celebrate the tour, THE BOUNCHING SOULS and HOT WATER MUSIC put together this special 7" to bring with them. THE BOUNCING SOULS cover HOT WATER MUSIC's "wayfarer" and HWM take on the SOULS' "true believers".
run wild, young beauty (2015/INVOGUE)
POST-HARDCORE. The debut LP from HOTEL BOOKS, "run wild, young beauty", finds the band combining elements of emotional, melodic hardcore with spoken word poetry in the same vein as bands like LA DISPUTE and TOUCHE AMORE.
goodness (2016/TINY ENGINES)
EMO/POP-ROCK. THE HOTELIER exploded in 2014 with its sophomore album "home, like noplace is there". In 2016, THE HOTELIER returns with its ambitious 3rd album, "goodness", a record about natural, unnatural and supernatural love. "goodness" proves once again THE HOTELIER is not content to stand still as it pushes and progresses its art further. These 13 tracks are a thrilling pop-punk venture in the same vein as BRAND NEW, MODERN BASEBALL, JOYCE MANOR, TIGERS JAW and others. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
home, like noplace is there (2015/TINY ENGINES)
EMO/POP-ROCK. The most political music is often the most explicit, battering its audience with its beliefs. But that isn't always the case; sometimes it embeds its ideas in subtler, more successful ways. Take THE HOTELIER (previously THE HOTEL YEAR), whose 2014 full-length "home, like noplace is there" comprises what can only be described as anthemic, cathartic rock songs, set occasionally to delicate and destructive extremes. It's clear there's more to the record than its powerful melodies. By making political statements through personal explorations, THE HOTELIER has not only made a uniquely political record, but also a subtler, more successful one. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
it never goes out (2015/TINY ENGINES)
EMO/POP-ROCK. Before THE HOTELIER made a splash in 2014 with their sophomore release, "home, like noplace is there", the band (as THE HOTEL YEAR) quietly released their classic debut full-length, "it never goes out", in 2011. The album was unfortunately kept in label limbo in regards to a proper physical release but the time has finally come to right that wrong. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HOUNDS OF HATE
hate spring eternal (2014/BRADDOCK HIT FACTORY)
HARDCORE. HOUNDS OF HATE is a four piece straight-edge hardcore band from Pennsylvania who formed in 2010. They play a stripped down, no-frills, and venomous style of hardcore. HOUNDS OF HATE have a strong '80s Boston and classic NYC hardcore vibe going on with their sound that calls to mind bands such as D.Y.S., SICK OF IT ALL, WARZONE or even SLAPSHOT . These 10 songs make for a phenomenal listen. HOUNDS OF HATE is an absolute must listen for fans of CREEM, THE BOSTON STRANGLER, PRISONER ABUSE or OMEGAS
HOUNDS OF HATE
no redemption (2011/KATORGA WORKS)
HARDCORE. Katorga Works' release of the debut 7" of HOUNDS OF HATE. Featuring current and former members of CREEM, NATURAL LAW and PISSED JEANS. HOUNDS OF HATE play unrepentantly straight-edge hardcore in the vein of late '80s NYC hardcore, particularly that of SICK OF IT ALL and WARZONE with a production striving for a sound akin to the "free for all" compilation.
HOUNDS OF HATE
HARDCORE. Hailing from Brooklyn and featuring current and former members of CREEM, NATURAL LAW, and R.A.M.B.O., HOUNDS OF HATE play unrepentantly straight-edge hardcore. The sounds on their debut full-length are reminiscent of NYC hardcore in the late '80s, bringing to mind bands like SICK OF IT ALL, LIFE'S BLOOD and WARZONE. This is bleak and stomping midtempo hardcore with some oi!-influences and a strong "us vs them" attitude. Don't miss out if you're into hardcore!
HOUR OF PENANCE
DEATH-METAL. The Italian masters of death-metal precision return with the monumental "regicide". A masterclass in brutality for fans of IMMOLATION or MORBID ANGEL. Death-metal is the aural expression of humanity's darkest side, of devastation, sorrow and the harbingers of mankind's own inhumanity and ultimate destruction. This is the doctrine Italy's HOUR OF PENANCE, spewn forth with unrelenting musical ferocity through their sickening, mind-obliterating auditory assault on the senses. Since releasing 2012's acclaimed " the blasphemous quartet have annihilated fans worldwide. Vinyl includes download card.
HOUR OF THE WOLF
decompositions vol.II (2012/THINK FAST)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "decompositions vol.II" neatly packages half of HOUR OF THE WOLF's recorded material to date and marks the 1st time many of these tracks have ever been released on vinyl - including 2007's "waste makes waste", various unreleased covers and the out-of-print split with LEWD ACTS. A must for any vinyl nerd or HOUR OF THE WOLF collector. "decompositions vol.II" comes with a bonus CD of the band's 2009 "obsolete". For fans of BLACK FLAG, early AFI. Colored vinyl includes a CD version.
HOUSE OF APPARATION
BLACK-METAL/NOISE. If you think about influences while listening to this beast, alongside newer acts that wander the path between noise and black-metal you surely have to think of DARKTHRONE. Starting as black-metal pioneers and later developing their very own punkish crust sound. HOUSE OF APPARATION uses these elements to create a unique listening experience that combines the traditional spirit of early Norwegian bands with a modern Youth Attack Records styled approach. Midpaced melodies, minimal drumming, tortured screams errupt into furious thrashing riffs all enveloped in dark harsh electronic noise. Music as rough as it is nihilistic. Vinyl comes with handscreened, embossed and handassembled ultra heavy cardboard covers. Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl.
HOUSE OF LIGHTNING
lightworker (2014/FAIR WARNING)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. From the mad-genius mind of Henry Wilson (FLOOR, DOVE, CAVITY) comes an uncategorizable yet positively spiritual incorporation of heavy-metal, thrash, bits of math, a sprinkle of prog, a pinch of 1984 and a dash of 5150. Limited edition of 500 copies.
time spent (2016/BLOOD & INK)
POST-HARDCORE. "time spent" is the kind of album that ignores what is expected. Incorporating elements of hardcore, emo and post-hardcore, its influences are varied and deep, but shaped together in a way that is invitingly familiar. Intricate guitar lines weave in and out of heavy breakdowns, lightning fast drumming effortlessly flows into hauntingly subdued passages, and Gilbert's powerful, newfound singing voice holds it all together. For fans of SUCH GOLD, HUNDREDTH and PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HOWLING WIND, THE
a tyrannical deposit (2009/INIT)
BLACK-METAL. The new release from THE HOWLING WIND (featuring Killusion from UNEARTHLY TRANCE), following their amazing debut CD on Profound Lore Records. One brand new exclusive song on the a-side, and a DARKTHRONE cover on the b-side. Pressed on picture-disc vinyl, limited to only 500 copies worldwide. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.