music for drivers (2012/DENOVALI)
AMBIENT/ELECTRO/EXPERIMENTAL. Comprising of Christoph Clöser (BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE), Tycho Schottelius (DESMOND DENKER), Thomas Mahmoud & Gerald Mandl (TANNHÄUSER STERBEN & DAS TOD), THE NEST have created their own blend of electronic sounds, jazz and noise across various improvisational sessions recorded live in Cologne in 2011. "music for drivers" is a 62min. long entity which is driven by the contrast between the organic and the mechanical, between the organized and the shredded. The mostly minimalistic sounds of THE NEST manage to keep a fragile balance between an eerie atmosphere and a very subtle and peculiar humor. Vinyl, limited to 350 copies comes with thick gatefold-sleeves, 180gr vinyl and includes a digital download card.
PROGRESSIVE-METAL/NOISE. NETHERLANDS were formed in New York City in 2010 by multi-instrumentalist Timo Ellies. In addition to already having an extensive solo discography, Ellis appeared on almost 100 albums and has recorded and collaborated with the likes of JOHN ZORN, THE MELVINS, WEEN, and GIBBY HAYNES among many others. NETHERLANDS was created to express Ellis' heavier inclinations. Their 3rd record, "audubon", is a moody, noisy, sludgy juggernaut, combining murderous riffs and infectious hooks. The musical greats are always leaders, not followers. NETHERLANDS have proven to be the front-runner of NYC's credited experimental scene, one about to spread worldwide.
NETJAJEV SOCIETY SYSTEM
anarchy andromeda (2012/RESCUED FROM LIFE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The sold-out full-length is back in print. Recorded beyond the darkest reaches of space in early 2005 and originally released in 2008 as a limited edition of 234 copies, this classic slab of netherworldly hardcore has now been repressed. "anarchy andromeda" deliver 20 tracks of depraved hardcore violence and neurosurgical torture including a cover of THE RAMONES’ "i don’t wanna be learned". This roaring zenith in NETJAJEV S.S.’ storied career of interstellar blasphemy was unfortunately missed by most the first time around.
money money 2020 (2015/ADELINE)
POST/WAVE-PUNK. This is the 2003 debut full-length from this exceedingly mysterious group, oh heck, it's all 3 members of GREEN DAY plus their touring band members. THE NETWORK presents an electronic, post-punk experience in sound and fury, with strong robotic and mechanical overtones. Their new-wave, futuristic chaos gives nods to the likes of ADAM & THE ANTS, P.I.L., or DEVO. THE NETWORK has formed an anomalous synthesis of pop and sarcastic social commentary.
right is might (2012/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. Havoc Records presents a deluxe reissue of this long lost material from '80s Dutch hardcore band NEUROOT. Many people know this band from their killer 7". Recorded 1985 at Emma in Amsterdam, this studio session was meant to be the NEUROOT side of the split LP with FRATRICIDE on Pusmort. Pushead pressed 25 test-pressings of this LP but never put it into production, making it one of the rarest hardcore records of the '80s. This is repressed as a 12", gatefold-sleeve and sweet '80s style layout.
fires within fires (2016/NEUROT)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. NEUROSIS takes its most dominant step yet with their 11th full-length, "fires within fires". Three decades in the making, striking their signature balance between light and dark, beauty and repulsion, this latest album gives due to its predecessors while progressing forward into the unfamiliar and formidable. The album is a welcome companion to what's now been a 30-year-long trek into the infiniteness of sound and sight coalescing into consciousness. An all-encompassing reminder that transfiguration in sound remains their most commanding and inimitable strength, this is the next powerful step toward a destination that has long been and continues to be the very heart of becoming for the mighty NEUROSIS. Colored (white european exclusive) vinyl is limited to 1000 copies and housed in an old style stoughton gatefold tip on jacket.
through silver in blood (2015/RELAPSE/NEUROT)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. "through silver in blood", the band's 5th full-length album (originally from 1996) combines straight-ahead metal, vocals that tread lightly into hardcore territory, epic structuring (4 songs either approach or exceed 10 min.), and actual dynamics. "through silver in blood" is an immensly heavy, trance-inducing, and chaotic roller-coaster ride through walls of static, distorted, thickly layered guitars, bizarre samples and spoken-word weirdness, and occasional tranquility. The lyrics are a bit, well, twee, but that's not terribly unsurprising on an album so top-heavy with mystical topics. NEUROSIS are definitive of musical taste and integrity. Vinyl comes with heavy gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
times of grace (2015/NEUROT)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. This is a double vinyl reissue, featuring the original recording back from 1998 plus NEUROSIS' alter ego TRIBES OF NEUROT. An introspective war cry hurled through space with 11 tracks of jaw-crushing primal rock, relent-free defiance, tribal sonic-roar and brutal psychedelia. Vinyl comes with heavy gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
bomb worship (2013/LOUD PUNK)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Saratoga-based punk band NEUTRON RATS, formed in 2009, and "bomb worship" is their 2nd release. "bomb worship" deliver a sonic assault on the ear drums for this devastating punk trio. Just raw punk that would make DISCHARGE and ANTI-CIMEX proud.
feral dogs (2012/LOUD PUNK)
HARDCORE-PUNK. In the last few years NEUTRON RATS has become symbiotic with Albany hardcore-punk. This new 4 track 7" pushes forward their manic hardcore. The drumming plays everything twice the speed as its contrasted with the muddy guitars and distorted vocals. Overdriven drum production really stands out. This is clearly from the ANTI-CIMEX, GAUZE, DEATH SIDE descent of hardcore-punk.
NEW AMSTERDAMS, THE
outroduction (2013/NIGHTSHOES SYNDICATE)
EMO/INDIE-PUNK. Matt Pryor from THE GET UP KIDS startet THE NEW AMSTERDAMS as a side project. This is the 7th and final album from the band. Acting as a more introspective singer-songwriter outlet than the loud emo-punk of his primary band. When THE GET UP KIDS broke up, THE NEW AMSTERDAMS became his primary focus. It was during this time that the bulk of "outroduction" was recorded. With the release of this record Pryor closes THE NEW AMSTERDAMS chapter of his career. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
basic function (2016/ERSTE THEKE)
POST/POP-PUNK. Indeed, the 13-track, 24min. affair is the stuff that '80s indie dance nights are made of. The McAllen-based trio cut a rug with ringing guitars, frantic bass lines, and hyperactive drums, sounding like a particularly nervous SMITHS trying to impress John Peel. NEW BERLIN brings influences from a host of punk sub-genres together to the year 2016 and made a instant brilliant classic for your ears. Deceptively simple but supremely catchy songwriting, spare arrangements, and memorable vocals. These tracks sound like pretty straightforward punk - and the combination of minimalist production and upbeat, simple pop songs reminds of a BILLY CHILDISH-type record or the TELEVISION PERSONALITIES.
NEW BOMB TURKS, THE
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. "destroy-oh-boy" is the NEW BOMB TURKS' gang-bustin debut album! Balls-out loud-fast-simple punk-rock! You'll get 14 deadly cuts recorded in 7 hours with super-loud distorto-guitar crunch, snot-caked vocals!
NEW BOMB TURKS, THE
pissing out the poison (1995/CRYPT)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. "pissing out the poison" is a 26-song 7" compilation. A swank package indeed! This beastie contains the following: their rare as heck 1st two 7"s, a cut from "bumped by karaoke" CD, the 7"s on Sympathy, Empty, Bag Of Hammers, Demo Derby, GEt Hip, Damaged Goods, 1 cut from the VPRO LP, "cowtown #2", the Xmas cut from "happy birthday" 10" on Sympathy, unissued NEW YORK DOLLS cover, unissued HAWKWIND cover, unissued BLUE cover and more!
NEW BOMB TURKS, THE
tapeworm blues (2013/CRYPT)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. "tapeworm blues" deliver 6-song from NEW BOMB TURK's demo from 1992. Crude, rude and loud punk-rock blort recorded 4 months prior to the epic "destroy-oh-boy" sessions. Contains 2 never-heard originals ("tapeworm blues", "drug chicks") and 4 cuts later re-recorded for "destroy-oh-boy". Vinyl includes a digital download card.