false xmas (2011/KATORGA WORKS)
POST-PUNK/NEW-WAVE. [reduced price] ( ) is the vinyl debut of MERCHANDISE's David Vassalotti's pet project. How do you pronounce it? "false xmas" was originally released as a seldom-heard tape on Cult Maternal, but now the 2 tracks found its way on vinyl. This particular ( ) record finds David channeling NEW ORDER through a more lo-fi lens with even worse vocals reciting emotionally devastating prose. These 2 songs make up what is a perfect pop single. The band is called "( )" or "parenthesis".
in the eyes of the lord (2014/A389)
HARDCORE. Finally available again on vinyl after years of being out-of-print. Legendary Connecticut hardcore heavyweights 100 DEMONS' debut LP, "in the eyes of the lord", this definitive/expanded edition includes full re-mastered audio spread over 2 records for optimum sound quality, a slew of demo/compilation bonus tracks never before available on vinyl featuring original vocalist Bruce LePage, a deluxe gatefold layout with never before seen live photos and a huge, bonus poster insert. Colored double vinyl includes a digital download card. * RSD 2014 *
HARDCORE. Connecticut has always been a breeding ground for heavy and menacing music. Encapsulating a pure viciousness and ravenous intensity that few ever could achieve. The 100 DEMONS approach is utterly monstrous, equal parts hardcore intensity and gut wrenching metallic precision. After 10 years available again on colored vinyl which includes a digital download card.
green street (2004/RIPTIDE)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. With "green street", Eric Richter continues to define THE 101’s infectiously catchy sound, combining the finely honed atmospheric touch of his previous band ANTARCTICA, with the emotive drive of his CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE years, to create a well-crafted rock album with no end to its emotional depth or sense of tasteful simplicity. Richter’s writing here recalls the burning modern rock sound of JIMMY EAT WORLD and the introspection of early REM. For those out there who like rock served with pop hooks, buzzing with heady energy, intelligence, and real emotional depth, prepare to swoon to the sounds of THE 101’s "green street".
POST-HARDCORE. Recorded over a frigid weekend in Boston, 108 have returned with their most electrifying and intense album to date, "18.61." It's apparent that a spiritual restlessness and awareness continues to write in the collective consciousness of 108 which is an attribute that has set them apart from the rest of the common hardcore scene since their inception. From there, "18.61" pounds forth with the utmost intensity. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
the discography (2013/PARADE)
HARDCORE. Complete discography of this Spanish hardcore band which played intermittently from 1999 to 2004, and which created an original and abrasive blend of screamo and power-violence. Their sound was compared to ORCHID, REVERSAL OF MAN or even IN/HUMANITY. Their lyrics pictured an anguished existence under a darkly poetic charm. Release contains 9 tracks (includes the 4 tracks of their debut 7", 2 other 1999 tracks on the a side, and 3 rehearsal tracks from 2004 on the b-side. Remastered and pressed on heavy 180gr vinyl.
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here waits thy doom (2013/WAR ON MUSIC)
METAL. "here waits thy doom" is the 4th album from the Canadian traditional heavy-metal heroes. "here waits thy doom" journeys even farther back into the realms of retro, reaching deep into the darkerst lairs of late '70s hard-rock and proto-metal. The result is a flawless onslaught of punishing, epic tracks with untouchable soaring highs and endless priceless licks. Now available on vinyl; repackaged in a heavy gatefold-jacket with brand new exclusive artwork.
the days and nights of everything anywhere (2007/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. The best music is always truly indefinable. Portland, Oregon's prolific 31KNOTS have described their sound as "post-apocalyptic vaudevillian punk", and while that's an apt description, it doesn't begin to express the level of demented-pop brilliance on the band's latest full-length, "the days and nights of everything anywhere. From the stuttering sequenced intro of the opener to the airy ambient ending of the closer, "the days and nights of everything anywhere" is the complete realization of the sound 31KNOTS have been working toward for the last 9 years.
trump harm (2011/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. In a day and age in which bands are exalted, obsessed over, and then forgotten as quickly as a web page can be refreshed, creating consistently adventurous and exciting albums for over a decade is no small feat. Moving into their 7th full-length, "trump harm", 31KNOTS are a living testament to the advantages of staying true to yourself over fleeting flash-in-the-pan glamour in an age of instant gratification. More than anything else, the sound of "trump harm" is yet another fresh take on the band’s unique brand of jagged yet melodic, gritty yet graceful, grandiose punk-rock. 31KNOTS executes each teetering musical jerk and halt and subsequent somersault with jawdropping agility. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
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time has gone (2009/DESTINATION UNKNOWN)
HARDCORE. Straight-forward and pissed hardcore like NEGATIVE APPROACH comes in a massive silkscreened gatefold cover and with complete discography CD.
say it (2010/HEADHUNTER)
HARDCORE. Debut single from this popular O.C. hardcore band featuring Dan O from NO FOR AN ANSWER on vocals and Kevin Murphy from HEADFIRST and FARSIDE on guitar. Features one song that didn't make it to the album. Dave Smalley on back up vocals.
the side you cannot see: complete discography 1990-1992 (2014/WORKSHED)
HARDCORE. The long-awaited discography LP by Orange County's post-hardcore pioneers 411. Years ahead of their time musically and lyrically, these legends paved the way for countless southland melodic acts to follow. Fronted by Dan O'Mahony (NO FOR AN ANSWER, CARRY NATION, SPEAK 714 and DONE DYING) with the tunes being laid down by Kevin Murphy (FARSIDE, HEADFIRST), Josh Stanton (FARSIDE) and Mario Rubalcaba (ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, OFF!, EARTHLESS), this band represents the cream of the crop from an era never to be repeated. Re-press on colored (white) vinyl is limited to 400 copies.
SKA/PUNK-ROCK. Following up 3 highly successful 7"s and compilations, 45 ADAPTERS is back with this 6-song eclectic mix of ska, punk, soul and rock 'n' roll. Limited edition of 500 copies.
pray for nothing (2013/SIX FEET UNDER)
HARDCORE. Now a staple in Australian and international hardcore, 50 LIONS 1st bared their claws in 2005 in their native Byron Bay. Focusing on producing a more traditional hardcore sound, they released two 7"s, a split 7" with DOWN TO NOTHING, a two full-length over the years. "pray for nothing" is the band's return from a brief hiatus and has 3 ragers on it. They haven't showed any signs of slowing down in their old age either, picking right up where the last album left off. Vinyl vinyl includes a digital download card.
time is the enemy (2011/SIX FEET UNDER/RESIST)
HARDCORE. Available again on vinyl and for the 1st time as an US-pressing. This is 50 LIONS 1st album. Australia's 50 LIONS are one of the hardest-working bands down under, having already logged extensive tours of their home country. "time is the enemy" is an outpouring of real hardcore, spitting forth all the disgust, pessimism, and heart that a band could ever collectively create. Uniquely raw, sincere, and undeniably in your face. Their sound is as hard and strong as their work ethic, taking influence from bands like DOWN TO NOTHING, BLACKLISTED and TERROR. Vinyl includes a digital download card.