heavenward grand prix (2010/POLYVINYL)
POST-ROCK. "heavenward grand prix" is a JAPANDROIDS' original and "shame" is a PJ HARVEY cover. Recorded during the duo's brief period of time off between tours, each 2 song 7" in the five-part series will include an a-side of previously unreleased material written during the "post-nothing" sessions and a cover b-side. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
no singles (2010/POLYVINYL)
POST-ROCK. JAPANDROIDS’ critically acclaimed debut full-length, set a course for the band that landed them on over 30 year-end lists. Prior to "post-nothing’s" release, JAPANDROIDS released 2 five-song CDR. The releases were limited to 500 copies and quickly fell out-of-print. The companion piece to "post-Nothing", "no singles" compiles these into one album. Meticulous packaging designed by the band includes a 32-page booklet with liner notes detailing JAPANDROIDS’ early history, complete with rare photos and show fliers. The 180gr vinyl version comes in a deluxe double gatefold-jacket and includes a digital download card.
POST-ROCK. A guitar and drums duo from Vancouver, JAPANDROIDS crank out eardrum-bursting noise-rock that takes cues from alternative-rock vets such as HÜSKER DÜ as well as contemporary bands like NO AGE. On their debut, "post-nothing" they deliver a rush of fuzzed-out rockers and stoner-metal grooves, plus an awesomely bummed-out drone track. Unlike most arty noise bands, these guys don't take themselves too seriously. Comes on thick 180gr vinyl.
decline of western civilization IV... (2012/HAPPINESS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. JAPANESE WOMEN return with a flexi 7" ("decline of western civilization IV: major tom visits a space cantina in new los angeles on mars (penelope spheeris mix") after their much praised "order" tape. Five punks from Alabama blend hardcore, noise, kraut-rock and old psychedelic garage all too well. In just under 4min. this assault of weirdness dishes out punk-rock that attacks you violently and then leaves you seeing colors. SLAVESCENE meets kraut-rock.
bilder fressen strom (2010/WE DELIVER THE GUTS/UNUNDEUX)
GRINDCORE. JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE, in addition to their pretty unique approach at a combination of punk-infused death/grind with whatever samples they dig up, have always been about the lyrics. The brilliant booklet artwork give hints as to how much these guys despise what’s around them, as the lyrics reek of insidious cynicism and ridicule against our beloved system. The full-length contains 27 songs and packed with great riffing, thick groove and an equally punchy, yet subtly improved production; compared to their last full-length “rauchen und yoga” to boot. The tempo is a bit slower, blast beats are used only as complementary elements, heaviness and groove are more prominent, chaos less so. If you like MISERY INDEX check this out.
skuffed up my huffy (2009/SABOTAGE)
POST-ROCK. "skuffed up my huffy", the band's 5th full-length (with 12 new tracks and a total of about 27min.). JAPANTHER's trademark hooks, singalong choruses and MISFITS & RAMONES infectiousness has finally crystallized on an album. With the current vogue for shoegaze-inspired noise walls thrust out by NO AGE and DEERHUNTER, perhaps this duo can gatecrash the party!
JARHEAD FERTILIZER / PURGE
split (2014/CRICKET CEMETERY)
POWER-VIOLENCE/GRINDCORE. JARHEAD FERTILIZER features members of FULL OF HELL. Two bass crushing grindcore-violence. Absolute insanity, scary. PURGE are Pittsburgh grindcore. Head banging caustic slithering madness. You'll get 4 songs from each band. Limited edition of 300 copies.
beasts among sheep (2009/BRUTAL PANDA)
SLUDGE-HARDCORE. On the heels of their crushing 2008 debut, Philadelphia's JAVELINA have outdone themselves and furthered expanded the aural soundscape of brutal and sludgey music with their devastating sophomore release "beasts among sheep". Embodying the massive sludgy nature of BUZZOVEN and EYEHATEGOD with the raw punk intensity of HIS HERO IS GONE and the straightforward nature of HIGH ON FIRE help make "beasts among sheep" one of the most aggressive and death-defying albums of 2009!
s/t (2008/TRIUMPH OF DEATH)
SLUDGE-HARDCORE. Featuring members of Philadelphia's LICKGOLDENSKY, JAVELINA's sound embodies the massive, sludgy nature of BUZZOVEN and EYEHATEGOD with the raw hardcore intensity of HIS HERO IS GONE and the straightforward nature of HIGH ON FIRE all wrapped up into one. Vinyl is limited to 500 copies and comes on thick 180gr. wax!
loss of innocence (2011/BLOOD & INK)
HARDCORE. Few bands have emerged from within spirit-filled hardcore creating music that appeals far beyond that scene, yet JAWBONE is doing just that. Their music recalls the '90s heavier hitters, both in sonic texture and lyrical potency. But don't be mistaken... despite blending chaotic, somewhat metallic, influences into their music, these boys from Indiana are most certainly hardcore. Colored 7" includes a MP3 download card with 1 additional track.
for your own special sweetheart (2009/DESOTO)
EMO/POST-PUNK. JAWBOX was born in 1989 from the post-hardcore scene emerging from the Dischord Records family in Washington D.C.. After a few records with Dischord, the band left to try their luck with Atlantic, producing "for your own special sweetheart", which is regarded by many to be the band's finest hour. Fast-forward to 2009 and the record has been uncovered and re-mastered, and is available for the 1st time in years on vinyl. Vinyl includes a digital download card, including the tracks from the "savory" 7".
EMO/POST-PUNK. The 11 tracks of "grippe" got re-cut in 2013. Colored vinyl includes a digital download which includes 5 extra songs - the 4 tracks from JAWBOX's debut 7" and the song "footbinder", which appeared on the "screw" compilation. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
EMO/POST-PUNK. After more than a decade out-of-print, JAWBOX's 2nd full-length album, "novelty", is finally back on vinyl. "novelty" was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in 1992. The record has been remastered and recut and is pressed onto clear-colored vinyl with revised artwork. Colored vinyl includes a digital download plus 2 additional tracks.
POST/EMO-PUNK. Blackball Records presents the 20th anniversary edition of JAWBREAKER's "bivouac". Originally released in 1992, this groundbreaking record has been remastered from the original tapes and the increasing sampling rate boosts some of the bottom end and mid-range. The CD and download versions of "bivouac" include the "chesterfield king" release as well as 2 bonus tracks from the original studio session and restored original artwork with additional band photos from the time of the recording. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
chesterfield king (2012/BLACKBALL)
POST/EMO-PUNK. Featuring the track "chesterfield king" from "bivouac" and 4 others, this MLP was originally released in 1992 around the time of "bivouac" and has been out-of-print since. It has been remastered from the original tapes and the increasing sampling rate boosts some of the bottom end and mid-range.