mindrot (2009/IDONEUM BELLO)
HARDCORE. SHORTLIVED are another New Zealand band worth checking out. Their "mindrot" 7” has 8 great tracks of raw, fast and pissed-off hardcore not unlike DROP DEAD. On "mindrot" you'll get 7 tracks of their own and a nice LIGHTS OUT cover as icing on the gravy! Limited edition of just 300 copies. You know the deal!
Band aus Japan und wie sollte es auch anders sein, hier wird 6 mal rasend schneller Japan-Core in Richtung Systematic Death geboten. Super Scheibe! Wer also auf den ganzen Japan-Core steht sollte hier zugreifen.
PUNK-ROCK. After several years in the making this 19 song epic full-length album has finally been properly released in its entirety. SHOTWELL falls somewhere between THE CLASH and STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, all with a heavy mid '90s Bay-Area influence. And after over 15 years of continuous performing and recording (through countless line-up changes) the "patriot" stands alone as a recording of SHOTWELL at their best.
from bad to worse and nine to five (2010/RISING RIOT)
HARDCORE. About 2 years after the fabulous debut 7" of SHOYU SQUAD from Bielefeld, the 4 guys recorded 10 new songs to release their 1st full-length called "from bad to worse and nine to five". The tracks are way darker than the tracks of the 7". SHOYU SQUAD play hardcore with diverse influences, a lot of power, outstanding vocals, and raging guitar leads. This full-length, which encompasses the power they have as a band with precision and depth more fully than of their previous release. If you enjoy BOMENALARM or CHAINBREAKER you should take a listen to this nice platter!
new age soma (2009/KEEP IT ANGRY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the 5 track debut 7" by this crazy hardcore kids from Bielefeld and Hannover! It's fast, loud, angry, political, and your mom hates it. Every track is non-stop hardcore with a hint of punk that will leave you with a couple of black eyes. So buy it and try not to hurt yourself. Limited edition of nearly 500 copies. You better get your copy now!
PUNK/NOISE-ROCK. Mind bending pysch and noise-punk from Orange County, California. "meltdown" contains material from THE SHRILLS 1st 3 releases plus additional new songs. This album is arranged so that each song blends seamlessly into the next, creating one chaotic mess of trippy, psychedelic fuzz. Recorded and pressed on wax directly from the original master tapes using all analog equipment. All copies include colored vinyl and a digital download card.
against all odds (2011/VICTORY)
SXE-HARDCORE. With an emphasis on old-school values and new-school musical sensibility, SHUTDOWN is poised to take over where bands like GORILLA BISCUITS left off. And with a legend like Jimmy Gestapo (Murphy's Law) manning the production duties on "against all odds", SHUTDOWN is ready to be recognized worldwide as the leaders of hardcore's new breed. This record also contains 3 tracks from their older releases, alongside 11, detailing the evolution of SHUTDOWN, and of hardcore as a whole.
SHYBOY / BEERWULF
split (2011/SOLAR FUNERAL)
PUNK-ROCK. Split 7" between 2 Japanese bands. SHYBOY from Fukuoka has member of PEAR OF THE WEST, BUTCH and SCREAMING FAT RAT. They play melodic punk-rock like '70s UK punk. Think THE CLASH, NEWTOWN NEUROTICS or more recently bands like SMALLTOWN, RINGERS. BEERWULF from Kyoto are former I EXCUSE and play also melodic punk-rock with female vocal. More powerful, think FIFTH HOUR HERO, THIS IS MY FIST. Each band brings 2 songs.
in a box (2012/LABOR OF LOVE)
INDIE/POP-ROCK. "in a box" deliver 2 songs of dream pop perfection from the women that have brought you the likes of AMPERE, LIBYANS, and CONFINES. SIAMESE TWINS follow their acclaimed self-released 2011 demo with a vinyl debut . For fans of the COCTEAU TWINS, THE CURE, and sad songs. Sleeves and inserts on specialty uncoated stock.
SIAN ALICE GROUP
59.59 (2008/SOCIAL REGISTRY)
As work began on London-based SIAN ALICE GROUP debut full length "59.59", it became clear early on that it would not simply be a collection of songs. The music that they have brought to bare is a much more fully realized experience that moves through traditional pop songwriting and dynamic instrumental composition while being tempered with studio improvisation. The title of the record comes from its running time and, as this suggests, "59.59" manipulates elements of texture, pacing and timbre as if it’s one sweeping composition. It is an epic record that showcases the talent, range and ambition of this young group, taking in elements of various genres and making them their own. At the core of SIAN ALICE GROUP are multi-instrumentalists Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook who formed the band along with vocalist Sian Ahern in late 2006. In order to flesh out their sound they brought in Sasha Vine and for live shows have added Douglas Hart (JESUS & MARY CHAIN) and John Webster Johns. "59.59" was recorded and produced predominantly during the summer of 2007 by Clervaux at SIAN ALICE GROUP’s central London studio where the group are able to enjoy complete self-sufficiency, enabling full flexibility in their creative process. As a testament to the open and collaborative nature of SIAN ALICE GROUP, the group welcomed other musicians in to the studio and, for the album closer ‘Complete Affection,’ were joined by John Coxon (SPIRITUALIZED, SPRING HEAL JACK) on guitar and Brian DeGraw (GANG GANG DANCE) on lead piano. SIAN ALICE GROUP have already received a number of lazy comparisons to Shoegaze music, something that they should shrug-off with ease after the release of this album. The stylistic range of "59.59" is way more far reaching than such a reductive comparison would imply and further brings to mind references such as Arthur Russell, Angelo Badalamenti and Steve Reich. The album even features a song, ‘Motionless,’ that is inspired by the music of legendary Detroit techno pioneer Jeff Mills, and loosely based on his track ‘Solid sleep’.
HARDCORE. Washington, DC's straight-edge powerhouse SICK FIX's debut vinyl, "vexed", comes loaded with 12 tracks of fast, crushing, pissed off female-fronted hardcore. Formed in 2006 by members of MAGRUDERGRIND/COKE BUST and friends. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
SICK FUCKIN O / WHITE MALE DUMBINANCE
split (2012/REGURGITATED SEMEN)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. SICK FUCKIN O from UK play fast power-violence hardcore. Featuring ex-members of VOORHEES, MEATLOCKER, DEAL WITH IT and CLOSURE. This is raw fast hardcore being played by one of the best bands in England right now! WHITE MALE DUMBINANCE is a great hardcore act from Newcastle, Australia. They play fast, pissed off power-violence for fans of INFEST, CROSSED OUT, SPAZZ. They deliver ferocious and pissed-off hardcore. Blastbeats just fills up the great riffs and the insane vocals with mid-tempo parts.
PUNK-ROCK. Four young punks from Amsterdam that sound like they were born 30 years too late and should really be living in southern California. This debut release is for fans of ARTICLES OF FAITH, ADOLESCENTS, AGENT ORANGE and even early BAD RELIGION. Definitely pick this up right away.
SICK OF IT ALL
based on a true story (2014/THINK FAST/CENTURY MEDIA)
HARDCORE. For nearly 3 decades, New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have continued to deliver classic hardcore records time and time again. In 2011, they released "based on a true story". It was quickly considered the band's heaviest effort since the '94 classic "scratch the surface" and the limited vinyl quickly went out-of-print. Think Fast is once again bringing "based on a true story" back into press, with a limited 2nd press run of 500 copies on tri-colour vinyl, complete with a gatefold-jacket and S.O.I.A.'s iconic dragon logo embossed on the front cover. * RSD 2014 *
SICK OF IT ALL
blood, sweat and no tears (2014/REBELION)
HARDCORE. "blood, sweat and no tears" is the 1st full-length album fromm SICK OF IT ALL and contains 19 tracks of passion fueled, raw, energetic New York hardcore. Originally released 1989, it became a cult favorite among die-hard SICK OF IT ALL fans, as well as a classic from the golden age of the late '80s hardcore scene. Colored, thick 180gr vinyl comes with heavy jacket and deluxe printed innersheet.