KING KHAN & PAT METEOR
fiery tears of st. laurent (2010/SUB POP)
GARAGE-ROCK. the "fiery tears of st. laurent" is KING KHAN's tribute to French Canada. The a-side recalls the story of St. Laurent who was burned at the stake for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ in front of the King. While his flesh was burning he said: "i am crisp on this side it is time to turn me over", an act that earned him a sainthood. Shooting stars (traditionally called the "fiery tears of st. laurent") can often be seen above KING KHAN's hometown of Montreal.
IRON LUNG / SHANK
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This is the final recording from Scotland's knife-wielding neds known as SHANK. Crazy time changes, bitter lyrics, heavy guitar tones, and their best recording; fucking brilliant. The IRON LUNG material is from the same Polymorph session that their last release came from, so you know what to expect. Insanely frantic two man fastcore that sounds unlike anything that has come before.
MIRRORS AND WIRES
PUNK 'N' ROLL. MIRRORS AND WIRES 3rd installment, the band has found them floating away from what you expect and grasping the more traditional roots of their influences. No rookies in this line-up with member of PREGNANT and ex-members from FOR SCIENCE, DOWN IN FLAMES and THE DEGENERICS. MIRRORS AND WIRES creates a time warp of surf, punk and rock 'n' roll. For fans of MAN OR ASTROMAN? or AGENT ORANGE and everything in between.
MIRRORS AND WIRES
colourized audio transmissions (2009/HEADCOUNT)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. "colourized audio transmissions" is MIRRORS AND WIRES debut record. After having a solid hit on the New Brunswick compilation "right to assemble vol.2", they come back with 4 new songs. This record captures all the energy and fun of old style surf-rock like DICK DALE, picks up the pace and adds in some evil sound effects and organs.
CHEAP GIRLS / FAILURES' UNION
split (2009/ART OF THE UNDERGROUND)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. CHEAP GIRLS from Minnesota and Buffalo's FAILURES' UNION (including members of LEMURIA) deliver a split of '90s alternative indie-rock. For fans of loud noisy bands like DINOSAUR JR., SEBADOH, and nostalgic groups like BUFFALO TOM.
world of waste (2009/ARREST)
HARDCORE. IGNORANCE are a five-piece hardcore outfit from Maine and New Hampshire, bringing a brand of tough hardcore akin to DEATH THREAT, MADBALL and TERROR, with fast choruses leading to stomp-inducing mosh parts. This CD features the 7 song "world of waste" recording session plus 4 from the demo.
paint the walls (2007/PARTS UNKNOWN)
NOISE/PUNK-ROCK. SNAKE APARTMENT from Rhode Island puke out ugly, noisy punk slithers. Heavy scuzz rock drenched in syrup puts on its studio shoes and has a loose night out on the town, sounding like a shelved Amphetamine Reptile gem just dusted off and released to cumsumers. Here's a small glimmer of hope for middle aged losers who enjoy late BLACK FLAG, FLIPPER, BRAINBOMBS, DRUNKS WITH GUNS, GOD BULLIES and TAD, with glee over bands like PISSED JEANS, CLOCKCLEANER.
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.
s/t (2006/COMMUNICHAOS MEDIA)
HARDCORE-PUNK. After a well-received and much acclaimed debut 7", ENDROPHOBIA went back to work and wrote this fearsome 11 song LP. If you are not yet familiar with this band, then you should know they hail from Stuttgart, Germany and have a bit of an all-star cast that includes Tati, formerly of LOST WORLD on vocals, and also includes Kelly Haliburton from DEFIANCE, MASSKONTROLL, DETESTATION, PROBLEMS and other Portland greats. Musically this is powerful yet melodic hardcore-punk with plenty of scorching guitar riffs. Although their style is an entirely modern brand of hardcore punk, they also pay homage to their roots by including a classic SLIME cover.
volume one (2008/WARM BATH/NANCY JO)
NOISE/AVANTGARDE-ROCK. "volume one" features contributions from Jon Kortland (IRON LUNG PIG HEART TRANSPLANT), Greg Wilkinson (BRAINOIL, LANA DAGALES), Patrick Bolger (GAS CHAMBER, RUNNING FOR COVER), and David Bailey (CAGES, RUNNING FOR COVER). Limited vinyl comes with screen-printed cover.
never sleep again/man with the hat (2013/HIP KID)
NOISE-PUNK. Californian weirdos COLTRANES are back with "never sleep again", a heavy, psychedelic freakshow of an full-length. A 14 part movement through the mind of a serial killer. Limited to 500 copies. Holy hell, this record is good, just pick it up!
WORDS THAT BURN
spawning ground for hatred (2004/CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY)
CRUST-HARDCORE. WORDS THAT BURN play an insane mix of crust, grind, hardcore and metal with fast as hell songs, blazing riffs that stick to your brain and some seriously insane vocal tradeoffs mixing blood curdling growls and high pitched screams/shouts. These guys lay down some serious damage for only a three piece, that's for certain. Despite the speed on display here, WORDS THAT BURN have an extremely dense sound that gives you a claustrophobic feeling as if you're head will explode at any moment. This is an essential album for all crust/grind fanatics out there, very highly recommended stuff with great lyrics and an awesome layout.
FACADE BURNED BLACK
ashen remains of mid western planet (1999/CLEAN PLATE)
HARDCORE. Slow, powerful, bludgeoning hardcore with a very heavy beat and harsh screaming from Virginia’s FACADE BURNED BLACK. The lyrics are cryptic and dark and they make use of a lot of sound bites and samples. "ashen remains of mid western planet" includes 6 originals with the 7 track being a cover of CITIZENS ARREST's "utopia". Oppressive and desperate.
ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES
POST-HARDCORE. ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES is a four piece emo-hardcore band formed in 2012 in Strasbourg, France. The band is composed with members of ELECTRIC SUICIDE CLUB, CCHAOS IS, THE ORING, OAK and others. ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES blur the lines between hardcore, screamo, and related sub-genres, offering something of substantial emotional weight to their listeners. If your into SAETIA, BIRDS IN ROW or TOUCHE AMORE - give them a try.
s/t (2009/REACT WITH PROTEST)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. Debut album by JUNE PAIK. This is much in the vein of mid-'90s Canadian screamo bands such as UNION OF URANUS and ONE EYED GOD PROPHECY.