mournful cries (2010/SST)
DOOM-METAL/ROCK. "mournful cries" was SAINT VITUS' 2nd album with singer Scott "Wino" Weinrich and, like "born too late", it confirmed he was the ideal vocalist for the band. The gritty resignation and throaty, fevered force of his voice meshes perfectly with Dave Chandler's howl-in-a-void guitar work. Weinrich's 2nd guitar also gives Chandler more space to stretch out with his thick, buzzing chords, as Armando Acosta's carefully punctuated drumming hits like a fist in the gut and Mark Adams' bass gives the songs a simple but rock-solid foundation. If you are unfamiliar with SAINT VITUS, they are considered the godfathers of the whole doom-metal genre.
thirsty and miserable (2010/SST)
DOOM-METAL/ROCK. Allegedly the 1st release from the seminal doom merchants with Wino on vocals. This 3 track MLP from Wino and Co. saw SAINT VITUS playing more slow and low tunes thick with BLACK SABBATH riffs and one ode to serious drinking by the way of a BLACK FLAG cover song.
SAINTE CATHERINES, THE
dead dogs (2011/ASIAN MAN)
EMO-PUNK. THE SAINTE CATHERINES have been churning out melodic and emotional punk in the same vein as AGAINST ME and JAWBREAKER for more than twelve years and now present this 7" with 2 unreleased songs that is strictly limited to 400 copies so get them while they last.
headswell (2013/NO SLEEP)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. SAINTHOOD REPS got their start in Long Island in 2009. Influenced by bands like SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE, MY BLOODY VALENTINE and MOGWAI, the band blends an eclectic mix of indie-rock, post-rock, post-hardcore and alternative-rock, creating a unique, brooding sound that grabs hold of listeners' attention with each riff and verse. Continuing on their musical path of lush, distorted guitars and penetrating lyrics, SAINTHOOD REEP' latest effort incorporates an array of intricate styles that bleed together creating a cohesive experience that fans will be happily surprised by. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
SAINTHOOD REPS / WEATHERBOX
INDIE/POST-ROCK. This split showcases a brand new song from SAINTHOOD REPS and WEATHERBOX. This is also the 1st newly recorded music from either band in a while. For fans of CARAVELS, AFICIONADO. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER
brutus (2015/BLOOD & INK)
HARDCORE. Putting Indiana on the map for intense, passionate hardcore, SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER have been making a name for themselves since forming in 2003. Filled with heartfelt, astonishingly matured songwriting, "brutus", originaslly released on CD only in 2008, marks a new level of intensity and honesty from SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. After releasing a well acclaimed debut album and a split with THOU, here's the 2nd full-length by virginas' SALOME. Fronted by a vocalist with one of the most powerful voices in metal, this three-piece quickly earned a reputation as one of the heaviest bands alongside the likes of YOB and DARK CASTLE, recognized for bearing the doom-metal torch passed to them by legends KHANATE and BURNING WITCH. "terminal" is the most powerful entry in the heavy music arena this year. An album so crushing, ritualistic and epic in scope, it is destined to be recognized as a classic and milestone in American doom-metal.
whiskey & records (2014/25 DIAMONDS)
PUNK-ROCK. THE SALTEENS were a band that existed in the mid to late '90s in Minneapolis, who's only ever proper release were 2 show-stealing songs on the "no slow…all go" compilation. They recorded the 5 songs for this 7?, which has been planned and/or rumored to come out on numerous labels over the years, and then promptly broke up. Members went on to (or were already involved in) THE SOVIETTES, THE GATEWAY DISTRICT, CLEVELAND BOUND DEATH SENTENCE and THE STRIKE, but this record completely stands firmly on it's own two feet. Limited to 300 copies, colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
mortality interactions (2010/YOUTH ATTACK)
HARDCORE. The 2nd LP by Pennsylvania's SALVATION finds their sound sunk to the bottom of a mental abyss. Jettisoning all peripheral elements from previous efforts, what remains is a stark and minimal presentation with vocals so ferocious that, when combined with the controlled bleeding of the riff structures, erects an aural tension that is nearly unbearable. Recorded by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air studios to deliver maximum volume impact. This edition features a lavish single pocket gatefold sleeve and fold-out poster that showcase artist/vocalist Matt Adis' incredible ink renderings and lyrics, pressed on colored vinyl.
billy (2012/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
EMO/POP-PUNK. The 3rd full-length from SAMIAM before jumping to a major label. "billy" is 13 tracks of classic, melodic, East-Bay, emotional, poppy punk. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover and a digital download card.
complete control session (2012/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
EMO/POP-PUNK. Side One Dummy once again rounded up the troops to put together the 3rd edition of "the complete sessions". Complete Control is a nationally syndicated radio show hosted by Side One Dummy Records co-owner Joe Sib. SAMIAM's 6 track session is the 4th in this ongoing series. Colored vinyl is limited to 400 copies and includes a digital download card.
i am (2012/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
EMO/POP-PUNK. As part of New Red Archives' 2012 SAMIAM vinyl reissue series, this 4 track 7" is now available again for the 1st time in nearly 20 years. "i am" was the only output for SAMIAM on the legendary Lookout Records. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2012/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
EMO/POP-PUNK. SAMIAM's 1st full-length, recorded back in 1990, this self-titled effort is 16 tracks of melodic, and sometimes melancholy, East-Bay alternative/punk. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover and a digital download card.
soar (2012/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
EMO/POP-PUNK. "soar" is the 2nd full-length from East-Bay melodic punk outfit SAMIAM was produced by Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover and a digital download card.
EMO/POP-PUNK. Formed in 1988 and hailing from Berkeley, SAMIAM have toured the world a several times during the last decades. Launching from the same late-'80s do-it-yourself punk circles that spawned bands like GREEN DAY, SAMIAM's distinctive blend of melodic phrases atop a hardcore foundation found the band standing out from the typical fare of the time. "trips" is SAMIAM's 8th studio album. It was recorded in Green Day's studio, Jingletown.