ROXY EPOXY & THE REBOUND
band aids on bullet holes (2009/DAMAGED GOODS)
PUNK-ROCK. Roxy Epoxy made a lasting impact on the punk community in her former band, THE EPOXIES. Now, freshly rejuvenated and ready to tackle the music industry with both fists and a great set of pipes, Roxy embarks on the next chapter of her musical career with her newly-minted band ROXY EPOXY & THE REBOUND. This result is a dynamic album of punkified new-wave and synth-infused punk-rock that stomps when it should skip and gallops when it should sway. The herky-jerky pop BANSHEE-esque goodness hearkens the early anarchic days of the London Underground.
high (2015/WHAT'S YOUR RUPTURE)
INDIE-POP. "high" injects even more soul and passion into the breakneck formula that became synonymous with ROYAL HEADACHE. If their 1st album was akin to a courtship, think of "high" as the romance. Not just on the level of two people falling in love, but a romance with the qualities of pop music that make ROYAL HEADACHE who they are and inform what they do: eternal optimism, wistful beauty and interlocking presentation that evolves from four guys singing on a street corner to speed-addled rock, and all the brightness and darkness in between, teetering between stability and chaos and total awareness of how unsteady their footing might be. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
blackwater (2011/KING OF THE MONSTERS)
HARDCORE. Featuring ex-members of WHERE EAGLES DARE, LANDMINE MARATHON and GET DESTROYED, ROYAL MONSTERS deliver 4 tracks that infuse hardcore, metal and thrash, creating a desperate, dark, and furious sound. Features guest vocals by Sean Bonnette from ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD. Limited edition of 330 copies.
secret record society (2008/RED LOUNGE)
POP/GARAGE-PUNK. Power pop-organ-punk from the ex-REAL TURDS members. This is like dancing shit on the fun side of life. And, in order to increase the fun, their line up now features black-metal legend Martin Rafoss and Afroboy (CRACKBRAINED SERENADERS). Orgel Garage Pop, file under OBLIVIANS, REATARDS, germans legend TRIO and a pinch RAMONES!
good graphics (2016/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
INDIE-ROCK. The band draws from a variety of musical influences ranging from '90s punk to WEEZER to the Broadway musicals that Hudkins listened to as a kid. The album explores everything from the struggles of growing up to the simplicity of everyday pleasures, celebrating the absurdity of life rather than being weighed down by it. Welcome to the darker side of fun. This is a reissue of their 2015 tape release. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card and a silkscreened b-side.
too shabby (2015/BROKEN WORLD)
INDIE-ROCK. If writing dials-to-ten indie alt-rock is a science, "too shabby" is what will earn ROZWELL KID their PhD. The West Virginians' LP showcases a sharpened, louder band that hasn't lost any of their quirkiness or charm. "too shabby" is a fun, infectious and kinetic record that features an intelligence that is more present than ever in ROZWELL KID' career.
RS2 SOLID SOUND
the best is yet to come/uflyptodonme (2016/NOT LIKE YOU)
PUNK-ROCK. RS2 SOLID SOUND is a side project of Ray Stevens from skate-rock heroes THE FACTION, DRUNK INJUNS and LOS OLVIDADOS, making another journey into the world of punk-rock inspired by all things skateboarding. Colored vinyl is limited to 580 copies.
archaic (2013/OUTER HIMALAYAN)
ANARCHO-PUNK. The release of their 1st 7" in 1981 coincided with their first gig, with Flux of Pink Indians in London. Despite many rumours, no member of the band has ever died, and the line up has remained constant on all the recorded releases. "archaic" deals more with personal experience than the majority of the bands previous releases. The 12 songs on the album cover a variety of, shall we say, darker topics including mortality, despair, cremation, and the closing of the British national health service. Remastered version of the outsider punks 2004 release. Vinyl version is on 180gr black wax and features a gatefold-sleeve, 6 full size double-sided art cards, bonus poster, and includes a digital download card.
cacophony (2013/OUTER HIMALAYAN)
ANARCHO-PUNK. At the time it confounded and delighted fans in equal measure. With retrospect it is considered by many to be the band's masterwork, as well as one of the most visionary and radical works in the history of British punk. "cacophony" could be considered a concept album in the sense that its spirit is obsessed with the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Musically it is a glorious melting pot of noise-punk, heavy guitar riffs, experimental rhythms, and pseudo-pop melodies. What is truly remarkable is the vocals of Nick Blinko, who throughout the 43min. of "cacophony" assumes at least a dozen personalities and moves from punk screams to vaudevillian characterisations to Shakespearian monologues to pop choruses, and back again. Remastered version of the highly acclaimed 1988 album (unavailable on vinyl for 15 years) on 180gr vinyl and features gatefold-sleeve, poster, 8 page full size booklet and a digital download card.
RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA / SOLID DECLINE
HARDCORE. RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA from Vienna are even better on this nice split LP than on their crucial 7". You'll get 10 shredders that are proof that their crucial 7" was no one hit wonder. On the flip there's a bunch of East-Germans that used to be in the thrash band Y and NUCLEAR CULT nowadays. After changing the bandname and getting lost in generic crust territories quite a bit, the band must be on its peak now. Besides diverse other sources they're paying homage to '80s american hardcore. It's rather bands like early HÜSKER DÜ, DIE KREUZEN etc. whose legacy you can sense when you listen with an open mind. The vinyl comes with a selfprinted screenprinted cover. This baby is gonna make you shit your pants...honestly!
Ghost of the past (2007/AGIPUNK)
D-BEAT HARDCORE. Out of the ashes of classic UK bands like DOOM, SCATHA, DISAFFECT and DEBRIS rises this d-beat and crust influenced outfit. RUIN are fast, political and fuckin' punk. No emo, no pop punk - just plain d-beat hardcore-punk, that will spike your hair and dye your clothes black while you´re smashing the cop car parked around the corner of your local squat. Way better then most of the overrated US bands. This is 12 track full-length is one of the best d-beat albums since a while.
embers' grave (2015/DOOMENTIA)
CRUST-METAL/HARDCORE. Back in 2011, longtime friends Lasse Pyykkö from HOODED MENACE and Dopi from MACHETAZO realized they shared a mutual love for what was labelled stenchcore in the mid '80s, that mix of heavy and dark-metal with crust and apocalyptic themes. Both having many side-projects proving their eclectic taste (death-metal, doom, d-beat etc.), they wasted no time coming up with a new entity, RUINEBELL. And what a scorcher "ember's grave" is... AMEBIX and AXEGRINDER will once again be proud and more than ever, you can also see VOIVOD dystopian shadow in the back. But while the martial drums and somewhat cold wave vibe is still vivid here, clocking at a grand total 21min., those 4 songs showcase a thrashier and more headbanging side while at a same time leaning towards something more sinister. Watch out, armageddon is just around the corner!
blank language (2013/ADAGIO 830)
POST-HARDCORE. After their debut LP and their great 7" from last year, RUINED FAMILIES from Athens, Greece take another step forward to push themself into a new direction. From the chaotic fast hardcore they got more and more complex and dark. Mixing up their fast pissed of hardcore with post-punk elements and intense song writing. "blank language" is 9 songs of blistering hardcore. RUINED FAMILIES are really finding their voice and are able to convey the emotions they want you to hear on every song with every riff and every breakdown!
hell is empty (2009/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. In today's world of pacification and placation in the hardcore scene, RUINER came screaming out of Baltimore in 2005 and they have not stopped. "hell is empty", produced by J. Robbins (Against Me, Jets To Brazil, Modern Life Is War), is a brooding, caustic hardcore record - dirty, full of attitude and lyrical wit with a humor not found in most bands. Their sarcastic, clear "fuck you" to the world is well written, powerful and doesn't care if you agree or not. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
i heard these dudes are assholes (2008/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. RUINER has made a name for themselves in the hardcore scenes with relentless touring and their selfreleased redcords when no one would give these Baltimore upstarts a chance. "I heard these dudes are assholes" is a 14 song collection of the "What could possibly go right" 7" released in various forms, the split 7" with Portugal's DAY OF THE DEAD as well as the band's original demo. All of these songs are out of print an have been re-mastered by Nick at New Alliance to give this 14 song collection a sharper, louder and heavier sound. Colored (bronze) vinyl includes a digital download card.