MESRINE / IRON BUTTER
split (2009/HAUNTED HOUSE)
GRINDCORE. MESRINE deliver 3 older tracks that were supposed to come out on a split 7" some time ago, but never saw the light of day. IRON BUTTER surprise with too many tracks of pure noisy grindcore bliss. Limited item of just 500 copies!
MESRINE / SAKATAT
split (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
GRINDCORE. Jaw-dropping international grindcore collaboration. Canada's long-running serial killer-obssessed grinders meet raw as fuck old-school grindcore trio from Turkey. MESRINE's side has some of their classic tunes first time on vinyl while on the flipside, SAKATAT offer agruably their fiercest recordings ever!
im schwindel (2012/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST/INDIE-PUNK. MESSER is a band from Münster, Germany with members of PRESS GANG/DRAMAMINE and RITUAL. They're limited demo tape/7" made some waves. Expectations were high but "im schwindel"; their highly acclaimed debut full-length convinced sue in all. If you like early BLUMFELD, classic '80s ndw-sound in the vein of FEHLFARBEN or even vocalwise TON STEINE SCHERBEN - you'll love this new upcoming german band.
neonlichter (2013/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST/INDIE-PUNK. "neonlicht" is the 1st single of MESSER's upcoming 2nd album "die unsichtbaren". "neonlicht" is deep bow down and reminiscence to NEW ORDER and the '80s new-wave movement. The exclusive flipside of the 7? will feature a remix by Max Rieger (DIE NERVEN).
socialize (2006/MI AMATE)
INDIE-ROCK. On their Mi Amate debut, this Baltimore duo drop a mope-addled dose of bedroom rock. Sonically meshing the angular bites of "long drive"-era MODEST MOUSE, the expansive bedroom drone of ARAB STRAP, and the subtle whispers of CAT POWER. All through blend waves of layered finger picking, sparse drum loops, stringed accompaniments, and distinctive vocal melodies that weave in and out.
transparent (2015/MASS MEDIA)
POST-PUNK. Debut 7” from this post-punk band from Copenhagen, Denmark featuring members of ARTIFICIAL MONUMENTS among others. The band likes to describe their music as wave-punk which does a great job to describe their deep '80s danish post-punk influences as well as their use of synthesizer as a loud lead instrument. METRO CULT come from the same great scene of cold wave musicians in Denmark as MOTH but METRO CULT are very much more of a heavier affair, going for the throat with a ice cold shard of glass. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
decade diary (2010/ASS CARD)
POST-PUNK. Straddling a line between the post-punk sounds of bands like FUGAZI and power pop-punk like THE THERMALS and THE POSTAL SERVICE, METROPLEX has been a veteran on the Philly music scene for the better part of the last decade. "decade diary" is their long overdue 2nd full-length and shows the band's talent for writing songs that capture the energy of their live show highlighted by intelligent lyrics, outstanding guitar work, and interesting and intricate song structures. LP includes MP3 download code.
II (2015/SUB POP)
POST/NOISE-ROCK. "II" is the concussive new full-length from Toronto's METZ. Written and recorded in 2014, after 2 years of constant touring behind their rightly-adored, self-titled debut, "II" is METZ at their most true to form-as pure an expression of what they do as can currently be committed to tape. The guitars are titanic, the drums ill-tempered, the vocals chilling, and the volume worrisome. "II" is the sound of an already monstrous band improving in both subtle and terrifying ways. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
brother, sister (2014/BURNT TOAST)
INDIE-ROCK. After spending much of 2005 and 2006 touring, MEWITHOUTYOU presented this, their 3rd full-length. "brother, sister" was a more artful record than their previous efforts, with the band toning down the chaos and shouting and creating a record that they, as music lovers, would want to listen to. Available for the 1st time on vinyl.
it's all crazy! it's all false! it's all a dream! it's alright (2009/BURNT TOAST)
INDIE-ROCK. Over the course of 3 albums and several hundred mesmerizing shows, audiences have consistently heard something dramatic and altogether different from MEWITHOUTYOU. Spirits have been jolted and calmed, in equal measures. Much of the MEWITHOUTYOU anguish of old has given way to a sense of gentle wonder, as the band and a whole slew of guest musicians have unearthed strange and beautiful sounds that accompany the album’s many marvels. The band remains in left field, but one that continuously draws to them more eccentrics, seekers, and lovers of original music. Colored vinyl with an etched d-side and a gatefold-cover.
pale horses (2015/RUN FOR COVER)
INDIE-ROCK. "pale horses", MEWITHOUTYOU's 6th album, continues their unwavering artistic vision. The result is a beautiful fusion not unlike the music found on the band's most revered releases. Epic in scope, "pale horses" is an emotional journey as captivating as any of their classic releases, referential to the best parts of their catalog with a distinguished vitality, captured in the band's signature, hauntingly iconic way. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
ten stories (2016/RUN FOR COVER)
INDIE-ROCK. This Run For Cover Records reissue of "ten stories" includes reimagined and expanded packaging. MEWITHOUTYOU returns with their 1st studio album, a self-released record and their 1st since parting with Tooth And Nail. "ten stories" is an allegorical collection of songs that, at first listen, follows a winding narrative about a circus train crash in 19th century Montana and features guest vocals on 2 songs from PARAMORE's Hayley Williams. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
derecho a la vida (2011/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
Reissue of the MG-15 debut 7" from 1985. After demo tapes both as MG-15 and SLIP AND SPERMA the band were ready to enter the studio for what is considered by most as the first DISCHARGE influenced Spanish record. Originally pressed in Italy on the almighty Attack Punk label, "derecho a la vida" gained seminal status as a classic hardcore record amongst the vibrant European scene of the early to mid '80s. Their bleak and apocalyptic vision of the world, idealistic ideas and abrasive sound made MG-15 part of a wave of new sounding hardcore bands who made the underground punk what we love today. This repress on clear vinyl contains the 4 original tracks plus a 12 page booklet with fanzine interviews and reviews from underground magazines.
Nova lux (2008/VIVA HATE)
POST-ROCK. With MUSTARD GAS AND ROSES, guitarist Mike Gallagher (of renowned dirge architects ISIS) unveils a compendium of sparse ruminations culled from years of underground musical experience. An artistic and entirely instrumental departure from band-based disseminations, Gallagher's solo debut is nonetheless in accord with the general aesthetic of ISIS, exploring the same telekinetic atmosphere via more personal and austere means. You'll get 5 ominous guitar-based soundscapes that will fit very nicely in every record collection.
wavering on the cresting heft (2007/CONSPIRACY)
POST-ROCK. With MUSTARD GAS AND ROSES guitarist Mike Gallagher (of renowned dirge architects ISIS) unveils a compendium of sparse ruminations culled from years of underground musical experience. Gallagher has developed a style characterized by dense, sustained textures coupled with a penchant for the subtle melodicism associated with the post-Sabbath riff. Imagine ISIS with much of the bombast stripped away, leaving only dark, moody and melancholic soundscapes. MGR is an emotionally charged amalgamation of sounds that, much to its credit, refuses to fit neatly into any particular category.