NEW LONDON FIRE
the dirt the flood the faith (2011/D.I.Y.)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. After a full-length on Eyeball Records, New Jersey's NEW LONDON FIRE has gone their own way with this album that takes cues from bands like THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM and LUCERO. Flawless emo- and pop-punk consonance delivers gushing melodies fused with terse and somber samples to create an aural blueprint of lustrous distinction. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
abhorrent endings (2014/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "abhorrent endings" is the latest offering fromNEW LOWS crude, 5-song crusher that shows the band digging into the rubble in search of something darker and heavier than ever before. A purposefully unpolished and brilliantly flawed exercise in aural chaos that will leave you bruised yet wanting more. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
harvest of the carcass (2011/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. NEW LOWS are one of Boston's heaviest hardcore bands. Featuring members of THINK I CARE, SO BE IT, THE PROWL, RIFF RAFF, and more, they take their direction from classics like RINGWORM and (early) BOLT THROWER. Where many contemporary bands wield a polished approach to being brutal, NEW LOWS wield a crude, blood soaked stone. Drop tuned riffing and bone shaking double bass, guttural vocals weave a tale of social decay and emotional survival. All of these qualities make "harvest of the carcass" infectiously cro-magnon in the best way possible. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
fear of nothing (2008/REFLECTIONS)
HARDCORE. With their debut full-length, NEW MORALITY has made a huge step forward bringing them from one of the new bands to "the" new band. The sound on "fear of nothing" is massive - the vocals are angrier than ever before and the 11 songs are more innovative then on their previous release. NEW MORALITY has always stood for pure hardcore, combining their maniacal appearance and unique emotional lyrical content and you simply have one of the most intense records to come out of Europe in years.
HARDCORE-PUNK. With a reckless abandoned that would terrify weaker souls Ohio’s, NEW REGRETS screams forth on their first 5 songs 7" for Clearview Records. Fronted by the irrepressible Ed Pittman of TOXIC REASONS fame, NEW REGRETS conjurers the energy of the golden age of punk and hardcore and mixes it with old fashioned Midwest honestly to create a pummeling debut. Replete with the swagger of TOXIC REASONS and the rock 'n' roll commitment of a band with nothing to prove, NEW REGRETS self-titled release remains a fantastic return for Ed Pittman in his 1st recording since the now classic TOXIC REASONS 1st LP "independence".
funny isn't real (2013/DIRT CULT)
GARAGE/PUNK-ROCK. Imagine MEAN JEANS partying with the BLACK LIPS. Jangly garage-punk from these Ottawa party animals. The perfect soundtrack to getting drunk and jumping off the roof of a two story house into the shallow end and having to be carted off to the emergency room for a couple broken bones.
NEW TERROR CLASS
did you hear that we fucked.. (2003/ELECTRIC HUMAN PROJECT)
POST-HARDCORE. NEW TERROR CLASS are from Ohio and contain 3/4 of the highly influential group HARRIET THE SPY, as well as members of PARTY OF HELICOPTERS. The group picked up where HARRIET THE SPY left off, experimenting with textures and melody (similar to early SONIC YOUTH), and stuck with their hardcore roots as well. The result is a more mature sound, filled with HARRIET THE SPY's trademark angst and sarcasm.
NEW TRUST, THE
keep dreaming (2013/DISCOS HUELGA)
POST-HARDCORE. THE NEW TRUST is a co-ed Bay-Area band who, for the last 10 years, has been bashing out unique, melody-driven love songs. For THE NEW TRUST, however, "love song" might be a misnomer since both lyrically and musically they have more in common with bands like SHELLAC, NEUROSIS than other sappy indie-rock bands pouring their hearts out. Over the span of 10 years and 5 albums, THE NEW TRUST learned every lesson that 3 people could possibly learn about being a band. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card and is limited to 400 copies.
NEW YORK AGAINST THE BELZEBU / CSMD
split (2013/JERK OFF/RATGIRL)
GRIND/NOISECORE. Demented violent deep space propaganda to exterminate humanity and to conquer the cosmos. Put on your 3D glasses and do not listen ober!! NEW YORK AGAINST THE BELZEBU with 6min. of inconstant grind, metallic abused and desperate vocals with special guest of Alex (former ROT). Limited edition of 300 copies.
invitation to hold (2014/SECRET VOICE)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. From the beautiful skies of Belgium, NEWMOON has risen, a five-piece post-punk band layered in reverb and influenced by volume. Forming in 2013 as a two-man project, the lineup quickly became a 5 piece over a matter of months and they recorded their debut, "invitation to hold", shortly thereafter. With sounds reflecting '90s heroes SLOWDIVE and modern bands such as THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, NEWMOON bears the innocence and humbleness to become much more than they could ever expect. Colored vinyl includes a dgital download card.
hypocrite (2014/FERAL WARD)
PUNK-ROCK. If there was a vote for the best lyrical content in the '80s punk songs, Steve Drewett of NEWTOWN NEUROTICS would probably have blown everyone out of the water with his sharp to the point lyrics about the socio-political situation in the UK back during the Thatcherism. That aside, NEWTOWN NEUROTICS were one of the best UK punk bands of the 2nd wave. "hypocrite/you said no" was their 1st release from 1979.
ogien ludzkich fobii (2013/HASIOK)
SLUDGE/CRUST-HARDCORE. NEXT VICTIM is a sludge/crust hardcore band with a female vocalist from Poznan, Poland - formed by ex-members of MIND POLLUTION. "ogien ludzkich fobii" ("the fire of human phobia") is the 4th album by the crew of dark sludge punx after their split with FROM THE DEPTHS.
HARDCORE. In the bands own words "NIBIRU play hardcore bone-crunching mayhem psychedelic sex-funk from heaven.." So if you're into bands like ONLY LIVING WITHNESS, LEEWAY, CRO-MAGS you should definitely check NIBIRU out! Limited edition of just 300 copies on white vinyl.
PROGRESSIVE/BLACK-METAL. Don’t expect any fast rides, on the contrary, NICITEL takes it the other way round, from the forest, the dark coves of the Slovak Paradise. Consisting of 12 tracks, the album proves that the band has taken a significant step forward and created a more powerful and emotionally intense sound. Hosting a violin on 4 tracks, using field recordings and more thought through arrangements and lyrics, what was once a straightforward release of neanderthal anger gained a sense of deeper thought.
born to die in suburbia (2013/DERANGED)
PUNK-ROCK. At long last, New Jersey’s NIGHT BIRDS deliver the follow up to their 2011 debut LP, "the other side of darkness". "born to die in suburbia" delivers 14 tracks - refashioning the dark overtones, surf inflections, and melodic sensibilities of their signature style without dramatically altering their core sound. The result being not only their most diverse and accomplished collection of songs to date, but an output that is more distinctly NIGHT BIRDS than ever. Rife with impassioned social commentary, tales of dysfunction and despair, and lamentations of a culture in rapid decline, "born to die in suburbia" is an instant punk-rock classic for this modern world on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Vinyl includes a digital download card.