HARDCORE. MARGINAL MAN was formed in 1983 after the break-up of ARTIFICIAL PERACE, a seminal DC hardcore-punk band. MARGINAL MAN released one MLP "Identity", and 2 full-length LP's ("double image" and "marginal man"), along with a couple of appearances on compilations. "identity" was recorded in 1983 by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios. The vinyl was re-cut and re-mastered in 2009 and includes a digital download card.
IMPULSE INTERNATIONAL, THE
the real kid (2008/DERANGED)
POP/POST-PUNK. Here we have the 2nd 7" from NJ's (by way of Florida) IMPULSE INT'L and it's another power-pop gem. As a comparison, the IMPULSE INT'L reminds of early BUZZCOCKS and other upbeat UK classics, which pretty much means they play extremely catchy power-pop. Their 1st 7" received top notch reviews and this is more of the same brilliant sound.
peripheral vision (2015/RUN FOR COVER)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. TURNOVER's "peripheral vision" shows a band maturing to create their best effort to date; an ethereal, reverb-drenched soundscape blending elements of hazy dream-pop and the delicate emo-rock of yesteryear. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
MC RAD [MCRAD]
lion pure (2015/NOT LIKE YOU)
PUNK-ROCK. You can't have a discussion about skate-punk without the name MC RAD. Formed by Philadelphia skater Chuck Treece in the early '80s, MC RAD instantly left a mark on their local scene. Their initial "dominant force" MLP and the full-length "absence of sanity" became instant classics. An appearance on Thrasher Magazine's "skate rock vol.2" compilation followed with their music being used in classic Powell Peralta skate videos. "lion pure" is a document of those early days with this limited, DoLP set featuring both "dominant force" and "absence of sanity", which have both been out-of-print since the mid-'80s; tracks from the Thrasher "skate rock vol.2" compilation and bonus live material including 2 tracks featuring HR of the BAD BRAINS. Double vinyl includes a digital download card.
year of the hare/california cold (2015/DEATHWISH)
POST-PUNK-ROCK. FUCKED UP's "year of the hare" is the latest installment of their Zodiac themed releases. Title track "year of the hare" is a 21min. epic that frantically mixes traditional instrumentation, piano/synths, flutes and sax, experimental editing/soundscapes and guest vocals from great Isla Craig into one dizzying experience. While b-side "california cold" slowly builds and deconstructs over an 8,5min. stretch, organically shifting from jangly melodic-punk anthem into a fuzzed-out psychedelic jam session. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
fight for justice (2015/VICTORY)
HARDCORE. "fight for justice" was the final full-length from NYC hardcore legends WARZONE and was originally released in 1997, the same year as Raybeez' passing. The 15 tracks are delivered with the same speed and intensity as the band's early material but with an updated recording style and the same streetwise lyrical content people loved. Colored (blue) vinyl includes a digital download. * RECORD STORE DAY 2015 *
every last time (2015/REVELATION)
MELODIC/POP-PUNK. GAMEFACE combines the best elements of punk, hardcore, emo and pop to make something simpler, sincere, and outside a defined genre. They have the ability to reach people through catchy melodies beneath heartfelt lyrics. By consistently producing great music over the course of more than a decade, GAMEFACE earned their fame as a staple in the post-hardcore scene. Released in 1999, "every last time" showed GAMEFACE hitting their songwriting and touring stride while continuing to invite people onto their emotional roller coaster. Record has been unavailable on vinyl for over a decade. RSD 2015-edition is limited to 700 copies on translucent gold vinyl. Regular colored (white) vinyl includes a digital download card. * RECORD STORE DAY 2015 *
DEATH BY STEREO
if looks could kill i'd watch you die (2015/INDECISION)
HARDCORE. "if looks could kill i'd watch you die", originally released in 1999, is the debut full-length from this Southern California band that pushes the definition of hardcore: mixing metal, hardcore and some punk-rock to make their fresh and original sound. It is highly acclaimed in the hardcore community for its originality and raw sound, tight drumming, lightning fast guitars and tempo changes. Limited edition color (white) vinyl pressed exclusively. * RECORD STORE DAY 2015 *
fire (2014/BOSTON STRANGLER)
HARDCORE. The prodigal sons of Boston hardcore have returned with their much-anticipated sophomore record. Picking up where their 2011 vinyl debut "primitive" left off, BOSTON STRANGLER moves forward and upward on this release, still proudly wearing the same regional influences on their sleeve (SS DECONTROL, LAST RIGHTS, JERRY'S KIDS, DEATHWISH to name a few) while both fearlessly treading new territory and further establishing their own unmistakable sound. BOSTON STRANGLER shares members with RIVAL MOB, WASTE MANAGEMENT, PEACEBREAKERS, NO TOLERANCE, BATTLE RUINS, SCAPEGOAT and more. All proceeds from the sales of this record go directly to the Please Mosh Foundation.
s/t (2013/DERANGED/CUT THE CORD THAT)
POST-PUNK. VOIGHT KAMPFF have been working on these sounds since the last millennium and their efforts will reward your earholes with music dripping with dark basement sounds. Far from a goth-punk rehash, this project leans heavily on guitar driven post-punk, so much so that it’s easy to overlook the superb brooding vocals and even to miss the subtle keyboards and concentrate on the gloriously simple guitar leads. The 2 fellows at the center of VOIGHT-KAMPFF know exactly what they are up to and are no strangers to killer sounds (dude from CARDIAC ARREST and FORMALDEHYDE JUNKIES/DAMAGE DEPOSIT), but this is easily their finest work to date. Easily lumped in with both Swedish melodic sounds like VICIOUS or with the current '80s dark punk resurgence, this is one of the few fortunate bands who sound instantly familiar and fiercely original at the same time. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. This full-length compiles all of BLOODLET's early 7" into one LP, totalling 16 tracks of heavy, metallic and proficiently played mid-tempo hardcore delivered in a style comparable to COALESCE and STARKWEATHER. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
A DAY TO REMEMBER
MELODIC-HARDCORE. One of the most talked about forces in the underground scene, the unstoppable A DAY TO REMEMBER kick off an unforgettable year with the release of "homesick". Two short years since their debut release, A DAY TO REMEMBER have exploded from a small band with a dedicated fan base in Florida into a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the insane live shows and pop hardcore they have lovingly made their own. They now are set to push the boundaries of their sound that can best be compared to bands like SET YOUR GOALS and FOUR YEAR STRONG. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
A DAY TO REMEMBER
for those who have heart (2008/VICTORY)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Florida's A DAY TO REMEMBER have managed to combine upbeat, melodic punk, and sensitive emo stylings with crushing metallic hardcore, creating a record that has a broad appeal. Imagine the shoutalong gang vocals of COMEBACK KID mixing with raw melodic hardcore of ATREYU and SILVERSTEIN. Throw in some massive breakdowns that would make BURY YOUR DEAD green with envy and you have a vicious and catchy record. This re-release contains 4 bonus tracks including a cover of KELLY CLARKSON. The DVD portion contains a full live performance in the band's hometown, a blooper reel, music videos and some behind the scenes footage of the band.
v/a SOMEONE GOT THEIR HEAD KICKED IN
HARDCORE/PUNK-ROCK. Classic hardcore and punk compilation from 1982 and the 1st ever release from BYO Records featuring 18 songs by 8 bands including ADOLESCENTS, AGGRESSION, BAD RELIGION, BATTALION OF SAINTS, BLADES, JONESES, SOCIALN DISTORTION and YOUTH BRIGADE. This compilation brings the best of the bands around at that time together on one LP! Classic Los Angeles area punk and hardcore.
BATTALION OF SAINTS
second coming (2012/TAANG)
HARDCORE. The classic "second coming" full-length from perhaps the only notable San Diego hardcore band from the '80s is back in print. THick 180gr vinyl or colored vinyl, housed in a gatefold-cover. CD includes an entire live set record at CBGB in 1984 to make 34 total tracks.