INTO IT. OVER IT.
proper (2011/NO SLEEP)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Evan Weiss (aka INTO IT. OVER IT.), however, at 26 years and with his debut full-length album, "proper", has attained level of depth in his songwriting not seen by most artists throughout their entire careers. Having written, recorded and played with an eclectic pedigree of artists, INTO IT. OVER IT.'s culmination of experiences with said bands have stylistically fused together for the grand effort that is Weiss' debut. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
INTO IT. OVER IT.
twelve towns (2011/TOPSHELF)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. This is the culmination of INTO IT. OVER IT.'s "twelve towns" series. Evan teamed up with 6 other artists to release 6 separate split 7"s each limited to 500. Now that all of them are sold-out they are available completely remastered and in one location and includes a bonus track that wasn't part of the series. The vinyl version of this release will come with 5 bonus acoustic tracks which were recorded as a separate session. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
INTO IT. OVER IT. / KOJI
split (2010/NO SLEEP)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Evan Thomas Weiss (INTO IT. OVER IT.) and Andrew Koji Shiraki (KOJI) have made something "ten years overdue". The 2 prolific singer/songwriters, who have been friends for years, entered a studio to record 10 new songs (5 songs each) with the help of engineer Mark Michalik (The Swellers, Fireworks, Stay Ahead Of The Weather). This split vinyl LP release, featuring a tirade of guest musicians from bands such as LA DISPUTE, CASTEVET, CLOUDMOUTH and more. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
la caza (2008/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
HARDCORE. Originally released as a tour-edition and sold immediately during their USA tour INVASION's new album is finally out. 6 sick tracks of claustrophobic hardcore that updates the traditional UK anarcho sound, and the experimental Japanese hardcore of the early '80s. This item is dirty and un-easy. The raw production makes the crazy vocals full of echo and delay the main focus but they are backed up by a steamroller of overdrive driven noise guitar and manic drumming with tons of feedback joining the tracks together, managing to get you on edge for the entire duration of the record wondering what's gonna happen when it is over. This release is more proof that even a limited style like hardcore can provide head scratching bands in this day and age.
s/t (2007/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
HARDCORE. INVASION from Barcelona bring us 10 tracks of claustrophobic, intense, noisy and chaotic hardcore. Influenced equally by DISCHARGE and old Italian and Japanese bands their debut full-length is a mix of pure anguish and anger. Their sound is dirty and direct and the vocal delivery is extremely crazy, using delay and echo effects that together with a primal recording and production create an atmosphere of pure desperation.
hela världen brinner (2010/NY VAG)
PUNK-ROCK. After a couple great records as the LOST PATROL BAND the band decided 2 years ago to change both language and direction. Choosing the name INVASIONEN and going for a sound more grounded in swedish music tradition. With influences from the late '70s Swedish punk scene mixed with early new wave sounds and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll they've created a sound that is both old-school, familiar and new. "hela världen brinner" is 13 songs about growing up and dealing with the rules that both we ourselves and the world around us has set. Both more political and personal before the lyrics have a nerve that is most unique.
s/t (2014/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)
POST-ROCK. INVENTIONS is the new band formed by longtime friends, tourmates, and labelmates Matthew Cooper of ELUVIUM, and Mark T. Smith of EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY. INVENTIONS exceeds all expectations by discarding them from the get-go. They have created their own tiny, wondrous corner of the world, one with ever-changing sounds and colors. Across 8 songs the duo explore the delicate and disturbing - and virtually everything in-between - with majestic abandon. It's the kind of beauty and brilliance that only masters of their craft can accomplish when all egos and expectations are cast aside in pursuit of the splendor of sound. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
Vine of souls (2001/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
Englische Band von denen ein paar Mitglieder auch bei AMEBIX am Werke waren. Geboten wird alter englischer Anarcho-Punk der rgendwo zwischen AMEBIX und ZYGOTE anzusiedeln ist. Hier handelt es sich aber nicht um eine Kopie der eben genannten Bands, sondern man geht eigene Wege.
these are the arms (2011/GOLDEN ANTENNA)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. IRA hails from Germany and presents you their 3rd album. Their previous records showcased a combination of indie-rock, hints of post-rock and a bit of shoegaze. "these are the arms" is different, with only 6 songs in 30min.. IRA makes '90s emo combined with beautiful post-rock.
POST/PROGRESSIVE-ROCK. This DoLP includes 2 different mixes of the album and several remixes of befriended artists like JESU or TRANSITIONAL. Vinyl one features the original IROHA mix from Andy Swan. The 2nd LP includes a finish from Justin Broadrick and several remixes of TRANSITIONAL, JESU and BLACK GALAXY. Thick 180gr vinyl comes with a gatefold-sleeves.
shepherds & angels (2012/DENOVALI)
POST/PROGRESSIVE-ROCK. Birmingham based shoegaze, metal outfit IROHA are back with the follow up to their highly acclaimed self-titled debut album."shepherds & angels" is another heavy slab of densely melancholic and yet extremely uplifting songwriting combining elements of shoe-gaze, metal and electronica. From the opening, monolithic riff, through the swirling atmospherics "shepherds & angels" is equally as heavy as lead and as fragile as glass. Andy Swan (FINAL), Diarmuid Dalton (GODFLESH etc.) and Dominic Crane (THE BOATY MAN, RUMBLE FISH) are having a great feeling for melodies and know how to combine them with powerful sound elements to create a fuzzy warm mood. Thick 180gr vinyl comes with deluxe gatefold-sleeves and includes a digital download card.
the end of an era (2011/DENOVALI)
POST/PROGRESSIVE-ROCK. After a collaboration record with FRAGMENT from France and the debut full-length, "the end of an era" constitutes the 3rd release of IROHA - the new project consisting of Andy Swan (FINAL), Diarmuid Dalton (GODFLESH, JESU) and Dominic Crane (THE BOATY MAN, RUMBLE FISH). The 4 tracks (with a total playing time of 25 min.) express their love to shoegaze just as much as their interest in the sound of new-wave acts like NEW ORDER - all this mixed with a metal orientated sound basis and little ambient influences. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
IROHA & FRAGMENT.
POST/PROGRESSIVE-ROCK. An original member of FINAL, alongside Justin Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU) and Nic Bullen (NAPALM DEATH, SCORN), Andy Swan's new project, IROHA, mixes layers of textured guitar and basslines with heartbreaking melodies and brutally slow beats to produce songs of melancholic beauty. For their first release IROHA team up with the very talented drone and ambient artist FRAGMENT. from france to create a stunning 6 song sound collaboration. If you're hankering for some heavy blissed out dreamy chugging and shoegazey post-metal, and can't wait for the next JESU record, then heck, grab one of these; the sound is of course fantastic, epic and majestic and bleary eyed, a little bit more mellow and laid back than JESU prope. Vinyl comes in a gatefold-cover and is strictly limited to 500 pieces.
the sleeping eye (2009/TEE PEE)
CROSSOVER-METAL/HARDCORE. Austin's IRON AGE have been slugging it out in hardcore and punk circles since the middle of the decade. With "the sleeping eye", IRON AGE remains a modern torchbearer for the long tradition established by the crossover classics CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's "animosity," CRUMBSUCKERS' "life of dreams", CRO-MAGS' "best wishes", but twists the NYC hardcore inspired thrash of their debut to create something bigger and darker, enhancing the violence of their former efforts with mammoth Lovecraftian atmopshere. "the sleeping eye" is a sprawling modern heavy-metal opus that doesn't forsake its hardcore roots, forging a sound that honors the crossover forefathers while treading new ground in brutal atmosphere and doomy ambiance.
IRON AND WINE
the shepherd's dog (2007/SUB POP)
SINGER/SONGWRITER/POP. IRON AND WINE's most ambitious and accomplished recording to date, and also the most satisfying. This whole album breathes. Its seductive rhythms percolate and undulate. Sam Beam returns as IRON AND WINE with another 12 tracks of hushed acoustic folk on his 3rd full-length for Sub Pop. "the shepherd's dog" is set to thrust IRON AND WINE into the upper crust of American folk artists. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.