SHITTY LIMITS, THE
espionage (2009/SORRY STATE)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. Originally released on Dire Records in an edition of 550, "espionage" is THE SHITTY LIMITS' 3rd 7". While their early stuff stuck to fast and frenetic hardcore, "espionage" deserves the whole a-side of this slab. It is simply one of the best punk songs written in the past 25 years. Just like the early Dangerhouse 7"s, the track drips atmosphere, and it's so catchy that you'll be singing it to yourself for the next month whether you want to or not. Back it up with 2 short and sweet ragers and you have one of the most powerful and memorable 7"s in recent memory.
SHITTY LIMITS, THE
speculate/accumulate (2011/SORRY STATE)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. After one of the most impeccable runs of vinyl in modern punk, this MLP sadly marks the UK's SHITTY LIMITS' swan song. While there are still spastic hardcore bangers like "survey says", the quirky, garage-rock inspired FALL-esque influences apparent on the last few releases come to the fore with songs like "medication time" and "future mantra". Vinyl includes a MP3 download card.
a nightmare in 2012 (2009/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. Out of ashes from SOCIAL GENOCIDE, DREADED INSTINCT and SOCIAL KADAVER these Australians playing traditional Japanese hardcore. SHOCK TROOP has been around for a while now and has perfected the powerful Japanese hardcore sounds of classic bands in the vein of BASTARD, DEATHSIDE, and NIGHTMARE. Compared to european bands these guys sounds a bit like BURIAL or SELFISH in their adaptation of European hardcore and crust styles to the template of Japanese hardcore. For shure - SHOCK TROOP are more hardcore and less metal influenced.
SHOKEI / FALCON FIVE
KIDS EXPLODE / PETE THE PIRATE SQUID (2008/ALTIN VILLAGE)
Friends will be friends. This exceptional record brings together four befriended bands from all over Germany, who luckily not sound the same, and share a likeable, relaxed "let´s-just-do-it" attitude. Packaged by a stunning full-colour gatefold, you will find 2-3 exclusive vinyl-only songs by each band, ranging between post-punk, post-hardcore and mathy dance. A little treasure, leaving a lovely taste of passion and euphoria. 9 song gatefold 12"!
SHOKEI / KIDS EXPLODE
POST-HARDCORE/EMOCORE. This split is the final result of the friendship between these two german bands. KIDS EXPLODE come from Freiburg. They remind little bit of bands like FUEL, CHALLENGER and early TRANSISTOR TRANSISTOR. Very energetic, melodic and full of fun and joy. SHOKEI are from Würzburg. They are inspired by the likes of SHELLAC, UNWOUND and OFF MINOR. It really surprise when you listened to them the first time and you recognize that Steve Albini isn't in the band at all. They're just groovy, tight and amazing. This records is packed in a nice designed cover.
facetious folly feat (2014/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. SHOOK ONES play fast-forward hearts-on-sleeves hardcore-punk in the tradition of LIFETIME and KID DYNAMITE - to also mention a more recent representative of that sound. SHOOK ONES do what they do best - they step on the gas and kick out 11 snotty anthems. The raw production highlights the band’s punk roots and delivers the same unpolished sound that worked so well for the band on past releases. Think of a more in-your-face and stripped-down rendition of NONE MORE BLACK and you’re pretty close to what this is all about. And while "facetious folly feat" has plenty of good times to offer. No doubt, any fan of rampant punk-infused hardcore with witty lyrics will fall for this album. Colored (orange) vinyl version includes a digital download card.
merriweather post pavilion/fancy (2012/RUN FOR COVER)
HARDCORE. SHOOK ONES was founded at the end of 2004 in Seattle. They returning for their 1st release in nearly 3 years with a poppy hardcore 2-song 7". The 1st track is one of the longer songs in SHOOKS' catalog, striking a more pensive tone, and "fancy" is the band's learned response to their own now-classic track "order form". Vinyl includes a digital download card.
slaughter of the insole (2012/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. "slaughter of the insole", captures moments where the word fun fits perfectly between reckless and powerful - these 2 songs along with their rendition of LEATHERFACE's classic "not a day goes by" round out their 7min. debut release on Revelation. You can trace the SHOOIKS' sound back to classic bands such as 7 SECONDS or early DESCENDENTS, and while often garnering comparison to LIFETIME and KID DYNAMITE, their unique style has just as much in common with the aforementioned bands as it does with JAWBREAKER. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card and is limited to 500 copies.
the unquotable a.m.h. (2014/PAPER + PLASTIC)
HARDCORE. Their 1st release since "facetious folly feat" on Revelation, "the unquotable a.m.h." is SHOOK ONES re-introducing themselves to the world with more fast, upbeat, poppy hardcore in the vein of classics like LIFETIME or KID DYNAMITE and even some hints of JAWBREAKER or common bands in form of DEATH IS NOT GLAMEROUS, PAINT IT BLACK.
SHOOK ONES / DEATH IS NOT GLAMOROUS
split (2013/RUN FOR COVER)
HARDCORE. Unlike nearly every other band compared to LIFETIME, KID DYNAMITE and NONE MORE BLACK, SHOOK ONES and DEATH IS NOT GLAMEROUS both pull of sounding like the best melodic hardcore-punk bands of yesteryear while pushing the genre even further. DEATH IS NOT GLAMOROUS, from Oslo, Norway, offer up 2 new ones on their side. Former Revelation Records artists, SHOOK ONES, also offer up 2 songs of Yemin influenced punk with a distinct northwestern attitude. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
SHOOT IT UP
s/t (2007/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
PUNK-HARDCORE. Long awaited sophomore release from these young wasted punks from Long Beach, CA. They deliver 6 new retarded, fucked up drug promoting tracks. A big dose of that good old "fuck you" attitude coupled with some of the best sloopy played tunes. Sure winner for everyone into SURF NAZIS MUST DIE, DEAN DIRG and all those other hyped bands.
silver year (2011/DRUGGED CONSCIENCE)
NOISE/PUNK-ROCK. Debut full-length from SHOPPERS, Syracuse queer noise-punk. Matching pop sensibility and form with visceral, manic noise, "silver year" is comprised of new and old from the band's 1st year of existence: re-recorded takes from several tapes alongside newer material. At times very melodic, sure still noisy as fuck, but if you can sift through the ruckus it could almost be poppy.
it's gonna get ugly (2008/YO-YO)
POP/EMO-PUNK. The final will and testament of this short lived band featuring Matt from LATTERMANN and Chris from JAWBREAKER! The long awaited full-length, post-mortem. "it's gonna get ugly" contains 12 solid songs and it's an emo and pop-punk walk through the panic attack of a world in ruins. Find catharsis in singalongs calling out the fucked up power imbalances that we face in this world. SHOREBIRDS was an awesome band made up of awesome people.
s/t (2008/NO DEA)
POP-PUNK. Originally released in 2007 in a limited run of 500 copies, this debut 7" from SHOREBIRDS features 4 tracks of melodic, mid-tempo punk with members of the band including Matt of LATTERMAN and Chris of JAWBREAKER.
coup de grace (2010/NO IDEA)
EMO/POST-PUNK. The roots of Michigan’s SHORES tap the wellspring of RED HOUSE PAINTERS, BEDHEAD, THE NEW YEAR, CODEINE, LOW, and SLOWDIVE. The 1st haunting note of "coup de grace" rings out, clear and clean, followed in time by another drenched in natural reverb, the living sound of a dark, wooden room. Clean guitars, loud drums, clear vocals. Purposeful over casual, downbeat yet forward moving. Dark, not depressing. A rainy day, a late night adventure. Colored vinyl comes with screenprinted cover and includes a digital download card.