PARTS & LABOR
POST-PUNK. Brooklyn outfit PARTS & LABOR has dramatically altered their wall-of-sound: Their 4th album, "receivers", finds PARTS & LABOR using on open spaces, longer movements, expansive arrangements and loftier goals. On 8 epic tracks, "receivers" showcases the band's catchiest and darkest moods to date, reveling in a growing dynamic sensibility only hinted at in their previous work. They are now utilizing the full possibilities of a band that was once a scrappy punk trio, and now a mature art-rock quartet. It's a heady mix of psych, noise, and pop influenced by the arty minimalism of WIRE, the surreal pop of early ENO, and even the spaced out psychedelia of "dark side"-era PINK FLOYD.
PARTS & LABOR
constant future (2011/JAGJAGUWAR)
POST-PUNK. "constant future" is the career-defining statement from Brooklyn-based noise-pop trio PARTS & LABOR. The album's 12 tracks deliver the bare essentials that made them sui generis totems of modern art-punk: synthesized keyboard riffs distorted into oblivion, percussion pummeled hypnotically, crackling drones that haunt and soothe, fearless melodies hollered skyward. Thw 5th album "constant future" finds them crashing back to earth, focusing pointedly on what they do best: unique, electronic landscapes melded with buzzing, anthemic hooks. PARTS & LABOR have distilled the lessons and experiences of nearly 10 years as a band into a catchy, blown-out masterwork. LP includes MP3 download card.
PARTY BY SLICE / MALPARIDO
split (2009/IDONEUM BELLO)
HARDCORE. PARTY BY THE SLICE are Milwaukee's crushing d-beating, pizza eating, hardcore ripping jerks. Very much a faster version of the crusty bands you love. Talented, attractive, and tougher than leather. MALPARIDO represents the great country of New Zealand but blasts those sheep-sheering stereotypes out of the water. Non-stop LOS CRUDOS and LIMP WRIST worship blasting.
PAS CHIC CHIC
au contraire (2008/SMPRINI)
POST-ROCK/INSTRUMENTAL. It is the individuals that compose PAS CHIC CHIC that best define the originality, energy and identity of the band. All the band members have come very different yet illustrious musical backgrounds that have morphed into the unique sound that makes PAS CHIC CHIC (featuring members of GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, CURSED, A SILVER MT. ZIONLEM IN MY HEART, COBRA NOIR, THE BLACK HAND, and IRE). Their fractured melodies, cinematic arrangements, driving rhythms and retro-futuristic synths simultaneously bring to mind psychedelia, shoegaze and tropicalia. This is pop music with one foot in the past and the other, way into the distant future. Comes on 180gr wax and contains the MP3 download code!
diene der party (2014/ROOKIE)
PUNK-ROCK. Der fünfte Longplayer von PASCOW, "diene der party" entpuppt sich gleich beim ersten Hören als zweifellos pascowesk. Deutschsprachiger Punk-Rock, schnell, hart, ehrlich und direkt. Gewachsene Qualitäten ausbauen, neue entdecken - so könnte man den Longplayer mit 15 Songs zusammenfassen. Wo in früheren Werken Texte stärker codiert wurden, stehen heute klare Aussagen im Mittelpunkt. Diese musikalische Vertrautheit, der Sound, an dem wir PASCOW seit mehr als 15 Jahren unmittelbar erkennen. Ein extrem facettenreiches Album.
endless autumn (2012/CRICKET CEMETERY)
POST-ROCK. "endless autumn" is the debut LP from Virginia's PASSING PHASES. You'll get 9 tracks worth of dusty, REPLACEMENTS-style jangle featuring members of PYGMY LUSH. Catchy, infectious garage-post-rock. Limited to 300 pressing comes with deluxe cover, insert and a digital download card.
fasader (2011/POWER IT UP)
CRUST-HARDCORE. The highy productive PASSIV DÖDSHJÄLP is back with a new full-length. Hereon you will find 7 songs and a TINNER cover. Pulverizing crust-hardcore from Sweden. Intense in a direct way - keeping focus of the shit in todays society. Add to that some thundering and real heavy rhythm sections, balancing on the thin line between controlled rage and chaos. There are many bands that combine the raging sound á la SKITSYSTEM, DISFEAR, WOLFBRIGADE with some black-metal structures, but only a few who do it as good as PASSIV DÖDSHJÄLP. The vinyl version contains the whole album on CD as bonus.
häng dom (2010/HALVFABRIKAT)
CRUST-HARDCORE. "häng dom" is the long awaited follow up to the PASSIV DÖDSHJÄLP split 7". This one carries the PASSIV DÖDSHJÄLP sound all the way through those 13 songs which resembles a lot to modern scandinavian crustcore or d-beat with the power and imagination of WOLFBRIGADE and DISFEAR.
DOOM/DEATH-METAL. The "demo" part sounds like primitive early DARKTHRONE and ULVER with melodic Swedish death-metal melodies tossed in here and there. Some of the riffs and solos conjure up old-school thrash and even traditional heavy-metal like JUDAS PRIEST. The "hardchrist" part half focuses on better production and more of a black- and doom mood in the vein of early CANDLEMASS. Viking elements are hinted at as well. "hardchrist" contains the 1st demo "given the chance to die" and the "hardchrist" MCD.
PATARENI / BUREK DEATH SQUAD
split (2011/HAUNTED HOTEL)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Unreleased 2002 recordings of Croatia's legend PATARENI back to life after over a decade. On the flipside one of their hundreds side-projects named BUREK DEATH SQUAD. All songs here feature Giulio of CRIPPLE BASTARDS on vocals. This is catchy, no frills, growling punk/thrash in that unique bizarre style that made this band an unforgettable icon in the past. PATARENI even throws in some trumpets. BUREK DEATH SQUAD specializes in Japanese hardcore classics like G.I.S.M. and LIPCREAM.
...sings the bourgeois blues (2013/PER KORO/PHOBIACT)
HARDCORE. More than 3 1/2 years after "deathinteresse" was unleashed on the hardcore-punk crowd, PATSY O'HARA have returned with their 2nd full-length, "...sings the bourgeois blues". It has everything the genre has to offer in one powerful set of 11 songs (nearly 48min.). Nothing sounds stale and they have their own distinct sound while building off the ideas of the music they love to listen to. "...sings the bourgeois blues" is a huge improvement on every level, with the group's hybrid mix of upbeat hardcore, punk, post-rock and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll - melting together to near perfection throughout their latest effort. The quintet puts on a riveting spectacle, with beatific swells of atmospheric and rocking hardcore - over the top, epic intertwined guitars - beautiful groovy bass lines - galloping, punchy drum patterns - demented, raspy screaming vocals. The band knows how to effectively build up a song, tension that mounts to a breaking point. It leads to many exciting moments, as the boiling point tips over, leading to an explosion of aggression. PATSY O'HARA switches off between fast-paced death 'n’ roll mayhem and slower mini-epics. There are also various interludes that move along the album. Recorded and mixed at the mighty Tonmeisterei, the production is full and lush. This, along with the fantastic dynamics between all the band members and the compelling songwriting, makes for a successful sophomore album. Thick 180gr vinyl comes with an outstanding and eyecatching gatefold-sleeve with reverse side printings, black innersleeve and includes a digital download card. Not sure, but the point remains that this release is a killer - so stop reading and pick it up right away! [PK #061]
deathinteresse (2009/PER KORO/PHOBIACT)
HARDCORE. PATSY O'HARA was formed back in early 2007 when 5 young men gathered to start something to live up their love for dark and aggressive yet melodic hardcore. After a well reviewed demo and nearly 50 shows they went into the studio and recorded "deathinteresse" by Robin Völkert. Musically "deathinteresse" is a badass bastard of rock 'n' roll driven hardcore with a good portion of Portland hardcore, not unlike FROM ASHES RISE, TRAGEDY etc. or even early Swedish ENDSTAND with dark and desperate lyrics/vocals which have often been compared to those of MODERN LIFE IS WAR and their likes. "deathinteresse" contains 9 blazing tracks fueled with scathing vocals, driven melodic riffs, and a ton of passion. Armed with anger as their energy and backed by achingly severe riffs, unforgiving beats, and ramrod snarls, the band wades through the ultimate tragedy of the modern world. Colored vinyl comes with 350gr thick cover, a huge inlay and includes a digital download card. [PK #047]
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science pinata (2010/ALTIN VILLAGE)
POST-PUNK. PTTRNS, cologne based superdudes, finally release their 1st album via Altin Village. After 32 months, two cassette tapes and three vinyl singles, "science pinata" is a successful documentation of their restlessness and energy, in its organic immediacy far away from a fixation on technique while still skillful and elaborate. An outstanding pop-sensibility, clearly informed by disco and afrobeat, is worked to give polyrhythmic post-punk-layers their soul back and to create something genuinely new and sincere in the process.
PATTERNS / FALCON FIVE, THE
split (2008/ALTIN VILLAGE)
This split features 4 songs each by these 2 young german bands. Both bands are playing upbeat modern Post-Punk, influenced by the ikes of LES SAVY FAV, early ROBOCOP KRAUS, THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW, Q AND NOT U, etc. And both bands are doing it in a refreshing and enthusiastic way, full of youthful energy!
HARDCORE. Hailing from Baltimore, PEACE delivers 5 songs of driving, urgent hardcore influenced by classic bands like SIDE BY SIDE, NO FOR AN ANSWER and CHAIN OF STRENGTH. Vinyl includes a digital download card.