owner operator (2012/MOON EATER)
GARAGE-PUNK. The debut 7" from Bay-Area garage-punks MOON EATER. Hailing from Santa Cruz, this foursome rocks with a forceful aggressive attitude that many spend years to master. They keep it fresh and original with clear influences ranging from THE WIPERS, DRIVE LIKE JEHU and JAMES BROWN. Fans of the San Diego garage-punk scene will easily connect to the sound and theme with hard authority driven vocals, sharply interwoven guitar lines, muscular rhythms and a natural melodic sense. Limited to just 300, hand numbered on orange vinyl.
the end of time (2014/D.I.Y.)
STONER-ROCK. Whiskey-soaked stoner-rock from the hills of Kentucky. Features David McElfresh of HANK3, Steve Earle of AFGHAN WHIGS and HERMANO, and guest vocals on the track "take it for granted" by John Garcia of KYUSS. Limited edition on red vinyl.
city wrecker (2014/JAGJAGUWAR)
INDIE-ROCK. Spencer Krug’s songwriting is elastic. In the past, his sumptuous, warbling melodrama has been able to serve as the framework for larger arrangements, as in his prior outfits WOLF PARADE and SWAN LAKE, as well as the minimalism sprinkled in his sometimes-solo projects. MOONFACE began as Krug alone and eventually expanded to an entire band. He's singing about Montreal, his longtime home. His melody is limited, but it makes the most of its cramped, claustrophobic clutch of notes. Where "Julia with blue jeans on" filled almost every available space with either emotional fullness or palpable absence, "city wrecker" feels pinched and constrained; the former was a drain to listen to in the best possible way, while this new one only occasionally breaks the skin. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
INDIE-ROCK. MOON FACE is Spencer Krug's (WOLF PARADE) latest project. The 2 song release (approximately 20min. of music on a single side). sounded like classic Krug, but less busy then SUNSET RUBDOWN and definitely a lot less noisy than WOLF PARADE. Just Krug in full story teller mode over a simple instrumental. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
julia with blue jeans on (2013/JAGJAGUWAR)
INDIE-ROCK. The quietly stunning "julia with blue jeans on" is the 4th MOONFACE release, bringing a degree of intimacy and self-reflection unlike anything Spencer Krug has produced to date. Since January 2010, Spencer Krug has used MOONFACE as a venue for home-recorded instrumental and conceptual experimentation, expanding the ideas he developed collaboratively with WOLF PARADE, SUNSET RUBDOWN, and FROG EYES. Releases under this moniker have come quickly, each distinct from the other. "julia..." is an ode in the classical sense, pivoting around the beauty inherent in the most simple, taken-for-granted sights. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
organ music not vibraphone like i'd hope (2011/JAGJAGUWAR)
INDIE-ROCK. It seems almost obligatory to comment on how Spencer Krug plays in a bunch of bands (WOLF PARADE, FROG EYES etc.). His penchant for projects was established even before his latest nom de record, MOONFACE. But this latest one, he promises, will be his last - at least until he performs under his birth name. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
with siinai: heartbreaking bravery (2012/JAGJAGUWAR)
INDIE-ROCK. Spencer Krug has made another MOONFACE record, this time with the help of some new friends. The 3rd product of an ongoing series of changing collaborations and approaches to tune-making is called "with siinai: heartbreaking bravery". Surprise, a two-part title. Let's bust in to this brothel one door at a time. "with siinai:" SIINAI is the Finnish band Krug worked with on this album. Big beats boomed. Colours burst. Krug's addiction to melody and pop music met SIINAI's love for simplicity and their rare patience for music that slowly evolves, and something somewhere in the middle was created. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
calling all demons (2012/DOOMENTIA)
DOOM/STONER-ROCK. The band started in Copenhagen, Denmark back in 2008 by people who cut their teeth in the local punk-scene throughout the '00s in bands such as NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, HJERTESTOP, AMDI PETERSENS ARME and others. After releasing a demo on vinyl in a really limited quantity, the band went in the studio to record "calling all demons". Musically lying somewhere in between stoner, doom and heavy-rock. Underneath the Tony Iommi-styled riffing, thunderous drums and fuzzy bass lines, lies choruses and real catchy hooks that will stick in your craniumThe songs on this debut album are nothing short of a triumph, ready to step up at the top of the mountain of bodies that used to be called the stoner scene. Pure primal testosterone sludge done the right way, the MOONLESS way.
i'll keep you in mind, from time to time (2015/NO SLEEP)
EMO/INDIE-ROCK. Hailing from Canterbury, England, MOOSE BLOOD was formed in 2012. United by their passion for music and love for mid-'90s emo, the band set out to create a sound that was distinctly their own. Two short years after forming, MOOSE BLOOD returns with their impressive, debut full-length record, "i'll keep you in mind, from time to time". Finally new pressing - colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
i was a teenage teenager (2011/JAILHOUSE)
POP-PUNK. Classic MORAL CRUX out-of-print for over 15 years! Cited by such pop-punk pioneers as Ben Weasel, Larry Livermore and many more as being one of the best pop-punk albums ever released. This is issued raw, and untouched to preserve the integrity of the original. Packaging is in complete 3D artwork, comes with large foldout poster, with artwork from Cassie Podish on one side, and lyrics and pics on the other side, gimmicky 3D glasses included.
s/t (2013/MASS MEDIA)
POST-PUNK. After what seems like a lifetime this LP features new material from Portland peace-punk and death-rock band MORAL HEX. The bands self produced demo was a cult favorite with its peace-punk imagery. This vinyl moves along the same dark realm but with a sharper production which doesn't detract from the bands punk roots but brings serves to bring choral guitar effects and even some well placed synths to the forefront. In the time that the band have been trying to get this vinyl out, they have seen a lively moment of what are modern death-rock bands brought up though the anarcho-punk scene such as BELLICOSE MINDS, BELGRADO, LOST TRIBE, ARCTIC FLOWERS. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
magic tommy jackson (2014/BRIDGE NINE)
EMO/POST-PUNK. MORAL MAZES was formed from a friendship earlier this year between some former members of FAR/ONELINEDRAWING, DEAD ENDING, JAWBOX/GOVERNMENT ISSUE. This band is a studio project at its finest, and this 2-song 7" is an absolute amalgamation of the members' collective bands and influences. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
vientos de mierda (2012/MALOKA)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Yet another inbreed combo from the european capital of crustcore - known as Barcelona, Spain. MÖRDARE spits out 10 songs of vicious, pissed off crust that comes along raw and fat with a crucial rock 'n' roll guitar and heaps of MOTÖRHEAD here and there. MÖRDARE keep going full throttle forward on this album, wasting no time on pauses and just knocking everything over with a wall of sound! Comes with a TOTALITÄR cover and features members of APATIA NO, NO CONFORME, LOS DOLARES, VIOLENT HEADACHE and others.
DEATH-METAL. Unlike many in this certain business, MORDBRAND does not have a thick, buzzing guitar sound: this is a more regular, breathing death (and perhaps slightly black) metal tone. A good dose of solos are added on top of the crumbling riffs, backed by a lot of d-beats. Vocal delivery is in the very common style, meaning low-pitched growls, and tempo is kept at moderate levels. Adorned with a fantastic artwork, not only does it include 3 new tracks, but as a special treat it also features one killer EXCITER cover ("war is hell") with added eerie keyboard layers that makes it even more evil-sounding. "unmake" could just as well have been recorded at Sunlight Studios in 1991, cause many wouldn't know the difference. Svensk dödsmetall rules!