RAMMING SPEED / A.N.S.
HARDCORE. A.N.S. continue to explore the realms of skate-hardcore, crossover, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MUNICIPAL WASTE and "my war" era BLACK FLAG. On the flipside RAMMING SPEED is channeling the early Earache grinding hardcore catalog and freshening it up with some serious whammy attack, duel lead, and thrash-metal guitars. Sick cover artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Autopsy, Cannabis Corpse).
RAMPANT DECAY / KRUDS
POWER-VIOLENCE. San Antonio, Texas teeth clenching power-violence misfit burnouts KRUDS and Providence beer-soaked anti-everything crossover champions RAMPART DECAY come together for about 10min. of loud fast chaotic tributes to hating and killing yourself. Vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
whiteboys loves the blues (2007/SPIDERGHOST PRESSGANG)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Oakland's RAMPARTS feature former current members of CEREMONY and play their own unique blend of hardcore-punk and psychedelic '70s rock that at times speeds up to a furious pace, and slows down to showcase some serious riffs.
and out comes the wolves (2008/EPITAPH)
PUNK-ROCK. "and out come the wolves" combines Dylanesque portrayals of down-and-out streetlife and personal experience with tunefully concise, dynamic songwriting to create an enduring body of work that grows better with each listen and every passing year. Styles range from the recklessly belligerent punk-rock rampage to masterful pop craftsmanship and to fully realized punk/ska hybrid. This record is deservedly among the most influential and successful of its time.
let's go (2004/EPITAPH)
PUNK-ROCK. RANCID's 2nd full-length, released in 1994, is disarmingly good from start to finish. With roots set firmly in their Berkeley punk-rock origins, on "let's go" RANCID set out with heart, soul and vehemence to reach new heights in their music. All the of the songs bristle with the unmatched signature of Tim Armstrong's intensely evocative writing style. Do10" comes with a gatefold.cover.
life won't wait (1998/EPITAPH)
PUNK-ROCK. A year long project that took the band from San Francisco to Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Jamaica, "life won't wait" has highlights that are as varied as they are rewarding. Of the 2 songs actually recorded in Jamaica, is a poignant addict's lament with sweet soulful vocal assists from Hepcat, while the title track features Tim and Lars sparring with dancehall kingpin Buju Banton against a canvas of urgent old school ska. Self-produced, culled from life experience, and played live in large measure, "life won't wait" is as ambitious and independent as it gets.
s/t (2000) (2000/HELLCAT)
PUNK-ROCK. From its ominous, xeroxed album cover, to the barely legible lyric sheet to the sheer chaos invoked by the music, RANCID 2000 (as the 2nd self-titled album) is paint-peeling punk-rock of the highest order. Produced by long-time friend and producer Brett Gurewitz, most of the 22 songs clock in at well under 2min., and there are absolutely no ballads. Guitars are driven to within inches of meltdown, the bass burns with the signature maniacal virtuosity of Matt Freeman, and the vocals are delivered with raging conviction. RANCID's hardest, fastest record to date!
RANCID / NOFX
PUNK-ROCK. This 3rd volume of the BYO split Series features 2 of the most infamous punk bands in the world, RANCID and NOFX. The twist on this one is that each band has gone into the studio to record six of the other bands songs. Neither one revealed which songs they were going to do, so the mystery became even more of a reason to get more bold on song selelctions, and the outcome is amazing. The contrasting styles of both bands make the songs that much more interesting, and the self produced efforts bring forth all the energy and fury that punk-rock is built on.
paper cage (2012/TO LIVE A LIE)
HARDCORE. RAPE REVENGE is a vegan-straight-edge queer feminist band from Calgary, Alberta. They have been together for 2 years and have released a 7", a self released live tape, and now the "paper cage" 7". RAPE REVENGE writes songs about queer issues, women’s rights, child sexual exploitation, veganism, and anarchy. Their new 7" features their fastest and blastiest material to date. Record comes with photocopied zine featuring the lyrics from the album.
s/t (2013/MATA LA MUSICA )
HARDCORE. RAPID LOSS hailing from Canada. These punks started their band in snowy terrains of Alberta. With one previous 7" release under their belts RAPID LOSS laid out this hardcore-punk record and raised the bar! With influences from BGK to SIEGE these guys bring this ripping album to life. The guitars rip so hard and it's like a gift that won't stop giving...hardcore track after hardcore track. Make sure you keep an eye out for them.
RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER
Level Plane is pleased to collect together the first two CD releases of RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER on to one nifty double LP. RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER, a four-piece from Bloomington Indiana, combines the influences of Hazel-era RED KRAYOLA, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and GASTR DEL SOL. The team of Mike Dixon, front man Michael Anderson (RACEBANNON), Sal (RACEBANNON), and Rob Smith are not the typical rock set up. If you took members of US MAPLE and PAVEMENT, shrunk them into 8 years olds, threw them into a sandbox in the sweltering, humid Indiana summer, and let them simmer for about 5 hours, then finally screamed "ICE CREEEAM!" The sounds you would hear these prepubescent, veteran indie-rockers make would be something like RAPIDER.
RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER
Rapider than the world (2004/ALONE)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER prove that they are "Rapider Than The World" with their latest offering. Rapider takes their music to new levels of ridiculousness while never forgetting to keep things fun. The result leaves even the most jaded snob-rock fans with smiles on their faces and question marks in their minds. Rapider write songs about best friends (with Guns 'n' Roses-laced lyrics), super-sizing (now strictly prohibited, RIP), dating Bruce Springsteen's daughter (totally fun), and making money off of music (really absurd!). Features members of RACEBANNON and REO SEKI.
RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER / MAE SHI, THE
do not ignore the potential (2005/NARSHARDAA)
POST-PUNK. RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER are members of RACENANNON and REP SEKI and come from Bloomington, Indiana.They are playing some geeky avangarde post-punk influenced by bands like CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, PAVEMENT or LES SAVY FAV, but do not sound like any of these bands at all. THE MAE SHI are from Los Angeles and play surprise music and are just influenced by homemade mixtapes and mainstream hip hop as they are by fat day or the ex.None of this X meets Y shit is gonna work though, because THE MAE SHI is a band that you will listen to more than talk about.
ice cream, acid & cigarettes (2010/MYSTIC)
HARDCORE. First released in 1989 and unavailable for years, these original copies of the RAT PACK "ice cream, acid & cigarettes" 7" were recently uncovered and are available again for a limited time only. RAT PACK was a part of the Nardcore scene in the mid-'80s and was featured on various Mystic Records compilations. For fans of AGRESSION, ILL REPUTE and STÄLÄG 13.
white noise pollution (2011/ASIAN MAN)
POST-PUNK. Chris Carr and Dan Hanaway from the legendary Chicago, IL band SLAPSTICK, BROADWAYS, and THE HONOR SYSTEM continue to push the boundaries of punk with RATASUCIA in which they combine the sounds of bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE MISFITS, HOT SNAKES and THE STOOGES. LP includes a MP3 download card.