JUNE OF 44
four great points (2013/TOUCH AND GO)
INDIE/MATH-ROCK. Often referred to as the punk-rock pirates of the math-rock world, JUNE OF 44 were a collective from 1994 to 2000. Truly a who's who of the indie world, the band consisted of member and ex-members of RODAN, REX, CROWNHATE RUIN, CODEINE, SONORA, and HOOVER, all of whom were living in different cities at the time. On their 4th full-length album "four great points", JUNE OF 44 furthered their sound. The album reflects the ideals of rock, fusing them with arty almost dub-like passages to make a newer sound. Instrumentals bleed with an unbelievably mesmerizing bass while the vocals barely reveal themselves, breathing into the listener as if they are having a personal conversation with the band. Reissue comes with download card.
s/t (2009/REACT WITH PROTEST)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. Debut album by JUNE PAIK. This is much in the vein of mid-'90s Canadian screamo bands such as UNION OF URANUS and ONE EYED GOD PROPHECY.
s/t (2013) (2013/REACT WITH PROTEST)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. This has all you expect from this great band - an emotional apocalyptic journey that sounds more desperate and anxious than ever! a heavy monolith that continously builds up tension and beauty just to unleash hell in an intense eruption - giving you a glimpse of hope just to drive you to despair in the end!
part ache (2013/VENDETTA)
HARDCORE. JUNGBLUTH is a new unbelieveable awesome political hardcore band hailing from Münster, Germany. They play a blend of dark hardcore and '90s screamo. One mindblowing wall of sound crushing down in-your-face, force you to head-bang and going crazy. The lyrics are pretty fine and moving?message is always quite strong. "part ache" is 9 songs played by 3 of the 4 members of ALPINIST. Vinyl comes in a silk-screened cover and includes 9 inlays plus a poster.
JUNGBLUTH / CALLOW
HARDCORE. This is a split 7” between CALLOW from Philadelphia, USA and JUNGBLUTH from Münster/Bielefeld, Germany. JUNGBLUTH can definitely be considered as one of the most exciting and vibrant bands coming from Germany these days and should be a well-known name for all of you who are into dark hardcore. This three-piece is featuring former members of ALPINIST. Emotional intensity meeting the toughness of hardcore, and the wafty soundscapes of post-rock, it seems as though JUNGBLUTH is carving out their own niche in a scene that has too many genres to even list. CALLOW is a relatively new melodic hardcore band from Philadelphia. The band shares members with LOVECHILD. CALLOW play a blend of intense emotional hardcore with powerful delivery, mixing subtle elements of darker and heavier bands like CURSED and CONVERGE.
involuntary convulsions (2013/GIVE PRAISE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. JUNGLE JUICE are a power-violence infused hardcore band from Arkansas. Emerging onto the scene in 2010 - they bring a burly and in-your-face attitude to add to the blasting hardcore that beats out of their base sound. Bringing influence from everyone from modern hardcore to classic grindcore - they create a variant of murderous hardcore! Limited to 300 copies on colored vinyl.
the headless king (2012/A389)
SLUDGE/STONER-METAL. Fronted by vocalist Scott Angelacos of BLOODLET fame, JUNIOR BRUCE's debut album continues along the sludgy path paved by their predecessors. With no intention of rehashing their musical past, JUNIOR BRUCE take a sharp turn into territory riddled with straightforward grooves, huge stoner riffs and gruff, yet melodic, vocals. Recommended for fans of SAINT VITUS, HIGH ON FIRE and RED FANG. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
days of the fallen sun (2014/PROSTHETIC)
POST-ROCK. Boston post-rock quartet JUNIUS has returned with the highliy-anticipated follow-up to their groundbreaking 2011 release "reports from the threshold of death". This new release expands in 24min. JUNIUS' vision, epic and celestial in its scope and execution. JUNIUS is a perfect hybrid of NEUROSIS and THE SMITHS. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card with 2 additional bonus tracks.
reports from the threshold of death (2011/PROSTHETIC)
POST-ROCK. Described as a hybrid of NEUROSIS and THE SMITHS, Boston's JUNIUS present another concept album, exploring the chronicles of the journey of the soul after physical death. For the last several years they have appeared on tours. JUNIUS blurs the line between dark new-wave and brooding cinematic art-rock to form a genre-defining post-wave aesthetic. Vinyl version comes with a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
JUNIUS / ROSETTA
split (2011/MYLENE SHEATH)
POST-ROCK. A special, limited edition split LP between long time friends, and new wave of American metal stalwarts, JUNIUS and ROSETTA. This collaboration has been talked about between the bands for years and is finally seeing the light of day on vinyl. JUNIUS contributes "a day dark with night", clocking in at around 8min., and ROSETTA contributes "tma-3", which runs just under 10min..
can't fight the feeling (2007/LOUD PUNK)
HARDCORE. THE JURY play raw fast hardcore out of Albany NY. Think Cleveland, meets Japan with a touch of POISON IDEA thrown in there for good measure. With throaty, gruff vocals that are coupled with bassy, down-and-dirty, mid-to fast hardcore. This release is bursting with real hardcore soul. This will grab you by the throat and slam your head into a wall. Limited to 500 copies only; handnumbered!
everybody loves (2011/540)
PUNK-ROCK. Originally recorded in 1980 and released in a limited edition of 200, this 7" from early Australian punk band JUST URBAIN has been reissued for mass consumption by those of us born too late.
JUST WENT BLACK
dead ends (2011/ASSAULT)
HARDCORE. JUST WENT BLACK is back with 6 new tracks of heartfelt and passionate hardcore from jaded old men. Following the trail of dead bands, these guys still got what it takes to write intense songs laced with their signature melodies. Eventhough this is their 5th record, their songs are as passionate as ever. You're invited to be a part of this, so journey with them down into these "dead ends". To make this extra special, all records come housed in custom-made covers, on clear vinyl and with a silkscreened b-side, making this a pleasure for ears and eyes alike.
dismania (2012/HARDLY ART)
POST-PUNK. NY's K-HOLES have returned with "dismania", the group's 2nd full-length. "dismania" comes packed with the same kind of sinister, feverish punk skronk the New York quintet (featuring former members of GOLDEN TRIANGLE and THE BLACK LIPS) is known for. Their abdication follows a natural extension of the atrophied rock/roll ligament - from the PAGANS, to BIRTHDAY PARTY, FLESH EATERS beyond - colored, at times, with smudges of primitive ceremony. It's a dark, brutal, menacing trip - the sound of escape with the sheen of redemption, fueled by the low, thundering beat of tribal divination.
ristiinnaulittu kaaos (2003/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. This killer LP was originally released by Barrabas Records in Finland in 1984. Fight and Havoc continuing to re-issue classics of Finnish hardcore teamed up to re-press this classic. KAAOS were one of the foremost Finnish hardcore bands of the '80s along with RATTUS, TERVEET KADET, APPENDIX, BASTARDS and RIISTETYT. KAAOS has the trademark Finnish '80s sound, fast buzzsaw thrash riffs, reverby vocals, all over the placedrumming, and plodding bass. This re-press has reproduced the original Crass-style poster sleeve and contains 3 bonus tracks not on the original.