NINTH MOON BLACK
chronophage (2013/ORCA WOLF)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK/DOOM. Dark, oppressive, instrumental post-rock mixed with progressive and doom hints. If your tastes include bands like NEUROSIS, ISIS, and PELICAN, "chronophage" is certainly going to be right up your alley, as NINTH MOON BLACK have really conjured up a dark, twisted listening experience here that creates some serious tension and drama.
bleach (2011/SUB POP)
GRUNGE/ALTERNATIVE, Continuing to remind people NIRVANA had a record before "nevermind", Sub Pop Records presents the band's debut album. Originally released in 1989, it recenty got the remaster treatment for a deluxe edition. This expanded double-LP will include a never-before-released live performance.
ge oss mer (2009/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Originally released on Kranium Records a couple years ago in a small run of 200 copies, this 7" was just too good to keep it out-of-print and unavailable for mass consumption. "ge oss mer" contains 5 tracks that won't dissapoint. If you’ve heard their newest stuff, you know they are a swedish hardcore-punk powerhouse. They have a hard sound to describe as it’s pummeling with power, yet still keeping the melody and staying catchy enough to remember what’s going on ever after listening. NITAD have been on their A game for the last couple years and it doesn’t look they plan on slowing down!
ibland kan man inte hindra sig sjalv (2008/DERANGED)
HARDCORE-PUNK. After a number of 7" releases in 2006 and 2007, NITAD offers its 1st full-length album with 12 new tracks of mid-tempo hardcore-punk. Where as their earlier records were more straight forward fast hardcore, this time around, NITAD have taken a slowed things down slightly to a mid-tempo speed and sound like a less layered and more raw FUCKED UP ("hidden world" period). Excellent artwork to be avoided under the influence of any hallucinogens.
nu borjar minnena komma tillbaka (2009/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Sweden’s NITAD offer on this platter 4 great new tracks of their awesome brand of Swedish meets US hardcore-punk. This is definetly their best stuff to date. Best songwriting, best recording, best art, just all around perfect. The songs are catchy but just so powerful and in-your-face, it’s ridiculous. This isn’t rehash hardcore-punk, that’s why it’s so hard to describe and their so underestimated, but do yourself a favor and pick it up, NITAD rules!
NK 6 / DUDMAN
HARDCORE. Ballistic Tokyo thrash from these 2 Tokyo distortion mongers. Four songs each, in preparation for their West Coast tour in January 2006.
can you dig it? (2013/ELECTRIC INDIAN)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Connecticut NO is in possession of something rare: that inimitable, smile-inducing blend of hardcore authority and rock 'n' roll playfulness. The trio recognize its twofold responsibility as a punk band: to provide visceral catharsis and, simply, to have fun. Moreover, they know how to fuse the two so tightly that most listeners wouldn't be able to find the seam. Punk-rock monotony is shattered at every corner of "can you dig it?" with scaling, busy basslines and a genuine sense of funk. Breakdowns are pure MINUTEMEN.
great space (2013/VIDEO DISEASE)
HARDCORE. [reduced price] NO has progressed immensely since their 1st record, honing their sonic assault and pushing the boundaries of what they are capable of producing. The songwriting on "the great space" is well-crafted, while still sounding incredibly chaotic and vibrant. The vocals gnash and gnarl, while the band cranks out every song as fast and as hard as they can. NO gives the illusion that things are on the brink of completely falling apart. But this is where they truly excel; NO can reel the listener back in from the point of destruction and take them where they never thought hardcore could go. This is the new breed of UK hardcore.
s/t (2012/STATIC SHOCK)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Following a couple of demo tapes that didn't really do them any favours, London's NO did what most bands should do, namely go back to the practice space. After a while, everything finally clicked and they recorded this killer record - 8 tracks of ferocious, desperate hardcore-punk played by misfits (some of whom also play in SATELLITES OF LOVE, SHITTY LIMITS and TREMORS) that sounds rooted in the sounds of early Richmond and Mid-Western American hardcore (comparisons to DIE KREUZEN, a more rabid WHITE CROSS and MECHT MENSCH aren't completely invalid), but not stuck completely in the past. This is going to be seen as an essential document of UK hardcore in years to come. Lmited to 500 copies.
an object (2013/SUB POP)
POST-ROCK. With "an object", their 4th full-length album, NO AGE has forgone the straight and narrow route, landing in a strange and unexpected place, feet planted in fresh, fertile soil. As the title "an object" suggests, these 11 tracks are meant to be grasped, not simply heard. Still, this is hardly a work of avant garde noise music. These songs are hummable, political, recognizably rooted in underground rock, and informed by an understanding of sound as a material to be shaped, handled, and worked over. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
everything in between (2010/SUB POP)
POST-ROCK. Since the release of "weirdo rippers", through "nouns", and beyond, LA duo NO AGE has earned enthusiastic notice from all over the globe. "everything in between" sees NO AGE expand on the emotional force at the core of their catchy song-writing through tone, structure, noise, and samples. They've pushed themselves in challenging and different directions, deconstructing their weird-out pop songs while still maintaining their original aesthetic and intent. And, it's their best record yet. The vinyl edition includes deluxe packaging, with a 48 page booklet and includes a digital download code.
glitter (2010/SUB POP)
POST-ROCK. NO AGE is the Los Angeles duo of Dean Spunt and Randy Randall. "glitter" is the lead track from their highly anticipated new album, "everything in between". They’ve pushed themselves in challenging and different directions, deconstructing their weird-out pop songs while still maintaining their original aesthetic and intent. Where their explorations in sound were previously suspended separately around instrumental reveries and misty coatings of distortion, these abstractions are now adding to the emotion and euphoria throughout every song. "glitter" is available on a MLP and 7" with their own b-sides. Vinyl includes a digital download code.
loosing feeling (2009/SUB POP)
POST-ROCK. "losing feeling" is a new 4-song MLP from our Southern Californian friends NO AGE. All 4 songs were written in the band’s practice space. “genie” was even recorded there; the other 3 were recorded at Infrasonic Sound. All of it took place in Los Angeles. "losing feeling" is available as a MLP, but not as a compact disc.
nouns (2008/SUB POP)
POST-ROCK. "nouns", the band's Sub Pop debut, is succinctly all-encompassing, from the faux-simplicity of the title to the beautiful distortion of its sound, to the packaging that includes a 68-page fullcolor book packed with photos and art pieces. The record opens with a symphony of noise and sometimes creeps, sometimes smashes through a sonic headlock befitting "daydream nation"-era SONIC YOUTH, KIWI POP, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, and experimental noise. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
yo no soy como tu (2014/GILGONGO)
POST-PUNK. A 5 song 7" of spastic no-wave punk that is delivered like an amalgamation of THE EX, DOG FACED HERMANS, SLEETMUTE NIGHTMUTE and GOD IS MY CO-PILOT. A follow up to their LP and 4-way split, this is their 1st release with Jasmine (NEO CONS and NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS) on vocals.