western waste (2007/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. Playing in the league of new german bands with teams like THE TOYOTAS, TATORT TOILET or THE GRIZZLY ADAMS BAND, these 5 foxes climb up position after position with their very authentic and outstanding sound. Their fine debut is comprised of 12 stirring mid-tempo and more hectic up-beat tracks, mixing the melodic, yet raspy ''land speed''-era HÜSKER DÜ guitarwork with ANGRY SAMOANS' catchiness, GUN CLUB's playful feeling for melodies and an explicit coloring of early '80s German-punk, crowned with melodic singalong choruses.
MISSION OF BURMA
the sound, the speed, the light (2009/MATADOR)
POST-PUNK. MISSION OF BURMA's 4th full-length is a departure from the pinned-needles roar of 2006’s "the obliterati". This is a perfect form of rock music that squeezes the energy and ability of a career into one album, and done well. It’s a series of tracks that blend together in a seemingly seamless mountain range of musical styles, all held within the same frame of genre that takes hard work; and it’s clear the group has put that hard work into it. It's just a burst of almost uncontainable joy that literally explodes from the speakers. Thick 180gr. vinyl!
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POST-PUNK. From the outset, "unsound" was not going to be like any other MISSION OF BURMA. As expected, the material is raw, primal and aggressive. They still have a signature knack for twisting even the most ferocious noise into complex structures. There are, of course, those killer hooks scattered throughout, but just not quite where you would expect. "unsound" is MISSION OF BURMA's 5th studio album, continuing their remarkable legacy. MISSION OF BURMA's curiosity and creativity remain undiminished. The graph just keeps rising; the boundaries breaking, and the ears ringing.
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POST-PUNK. Providing a retrospective of their early years,"vs", released in 1982, was to be MISSION OF BURMA's only full-length studio album with the original line up before disbanding.
american strike (2014/WARTHOG)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Vinyl debut from this Brooklyn, NY band. Meat-and-potatoes hardcore that references the sonic success of vicious packs of go-nowhere teens of decades past that stomped their indelible marks into 7th & A, Georgetown, Kenmore Square and the East End. MISSIONARY has managed in their own special way to craft a great tone and created a hook-filled, oi-hued, Northeastern American hardcore sound that's as timeless and familiar as it is crucial and fresh.
fuck what you heard (2010/HELLFISH)
HARDCORE. Orange County's THE MISTAKE are back with a vengeance, with a full-length's worth of hateful anthems played in the same style as LEFT FOR DEAD, THE CURSED and featuring former members of THRODOWN and ADAMANTIUM.
out of love (2011/SUB POP)
INDIE-POP/ROCK. Comprised of Nick Thorburn (ISLANDS, UNICORNS), Ryan Kattner (MAN MAN) and Joe Plummer (MODEST MOUSE), MISTER HEAVENLY is a threesome as charming and, sometimes, as tricky to pin down as their name suggests. The album title, "out of love", is both a nod to passion as a motivator and also the absence or dissolution of same: two seminal lyrical themes in the annals of pop-music. As it happens, the MISTER HEAVENLY songs owes as much to grunge and art-punk as it does '50s pop. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2014/CIEN FUEGOS)
PUNK-ROCK. Legendary German punk pioneers, founded by charismatic singer Peter Hein (later: FEHLFARBEN) in 1978. Subversiv, aggressiv and with bitter humour, sharp statements to the situation of society and politics in germany of the late '70s. The music is slower, more dub-influenced,than the typical uptempo punk-rock of those times. The album was originally released on Pure Freude as a double 7". Remastering 2014, 1st and final pressing of 1000.
a short collection of short songs (2010/ANIMAL STYLE)
INDIE-ROCK/POP. MIX TAPES hail from Cincinnati and are influenced by '90s power pop and indie-rock bands, as well as Midwestern punk bands like THE REPLACEMENTS, and draw comparisons to LEMURIA, CHEAP GIRLS or even GIN BLOSSOMS. Colored 7" includes a MP3 download card.
even on the worst nights (2012/NO SLEEP)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. MIXTAPES hails from Ohio and formed in 2010. People can surely expect the band's sarcastic sense of humor, lots of shit talking and a ton of songs and touring. MIXTAPES continue to build upon their formula of '90s college indie-rock blended with modern gritty pop-punk over melodic, heartfelt and passionate songs. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
how to throw a successful party (2012/ANIMAL STYLE)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. Originally issued as a free bonus download with pre-orders for MIXTAPES' "maps & companions", full-length. Animal Style Records has now issued a proper release of the Cincinnati indie/pop-rock band's 9-song acoustic release, "how to throw a successful party". Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
ordinary silence (2013/NO SLEEP)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. Since their last release, MIXTAPES spent time honing their songwriting on tour, and for the first time ever the band came together as one, all contributing to the writing process. MIXTAPES emerged from the studio in early 2013 with 14 cohesive songs that maintain the band's signature sound while showing growth and maturity for a dynamic sounding album. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
somewhere in trinsic (2012/ANIMAL STYLE)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. "somewhere in trinsic" features 3 songs of '90s pop/rock meets modern pop-punk including "even on the worst nights", the title track from the band's forthcoming studio album due out later this summer, and 2 more that are exclusive to the release. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the choir belongs to you (2013/ADAGIO 830)
POST-HARDCORE. MNMNTS deliver with "the choir belongs to you", 3 epic long songs. The new tracks got recorded with a new singer and they going further in the direction of catchiness. The songs are raw and melodic and will stuck in your head for days. The record comes with screenprinted jackets, a die-cut sleeve and a screenprinted b-side.
karnvapen attack (2007/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. At long last an official re-issue of this most classic Swedish hardcore 7". MOB 47 took the anger and intensity of early '80s Swedish hardcore and injected it with the speed and high energy of American thrash. The result is some of the most powerful hardcore of the early '80s. Recorded in 1984 these 8 tracks, one of which appeared on the "peace" compilation, sent a shockwave through the world of hardcore. Powerful, fast and angry hardcore from some amped up young Swedes. This record has been bootlegged and re-issued several times in different forms. The packaging is almost the same as the original except Havoc added a bunch of never before seen photos on the back of the insert. No dobt, this is a must have!