s/t (2004/PARTS UNKNOWN)
HARDCORE. San Diego's S.B.V. deliver the goods on their debut 7", taking the best of old Southern California bands like UNIFORM CHOICE, but leaving out the Hallmark card lyrics and poetry intros. Sick artwork by Jeff Gaither, who has worked with everyone from the The Accüsed and Annihilation Time.
maneater (2009/TAKEN BY SURPRISE)
POP-PUNK-ROCK. Fronted by Justin Maurer of the CLOROX GIRLS and featuring members of THE BRIEFS, THE SHOCKS and IPCHORD, they deliver great poppy punkgems with a hint of '60s beat. This 7" is the follow up to their great "17 television" 7". "maneater" on the a-side is one hell of powerpoppy anthem and on the b-side the band blasts through "modern lovers' she cracked".
a killing tradition (2013/MVD)
PUNK-ROCK Brand new punk glam masterpiece from the MURDER .JUNKIES. "a killing tradition" builds on the classic punk sound and lyrical sickness. Infamous as scum rocker GG Allin's backing band on his last few tours, the MURDER JUNKIES have come into their own as a downright fearsome punk-rock band. Anchored by the punkest rhythm section around: GG's brother, Merle Allin on bass and Dino Sex on drums; this time around the Junkies caught punk-rock lightning in a bottle and are heaving it your way.
III (2016/IRON LUNG)
POST-PUNK. Brazil's RAKTA is back with 6 new, powerfully feminine trips through the fog. Simultaneously claustrophobic and cavernous. You can feel pulsing bass and thundering battery intertwine, akin to a snake coiling around your leg, pulling you down into the murky vortex. A flourish of atmospheric keyboard and vocal clamor pulls you right back to the surface just in time to be sucker punched by silence. This garland will leave you reeling. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
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this packed funeral (2014/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
SOUL/KLEZMER/PUNK-ROCK. Latest album from veteran punk-rock cabaret ensemble. Equal parts punk, soul, klezmer and jazz, replete with horns, piano, guitar and a lot of boys and girls with very sharp teeth, the Brooklyn-based group's must-see stage charisma rivals SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB. The ensemble has over 40 members. In the band's unique punk-rock cabaret style, the much anticipated new album "this packed funeral" features their signature critically acclaimed romantic-tangoing, violent break-up-inducing mayhem while combining contrapuntal fugue and the classic punk sounds of T.S.O.L. and THE DAMNED. Vinyl includes a digital download card with bonus track.
traditional failures (2010/KISS OF DEATH)
HARDCORE-PUNK. NO FRIENDS unleash their 2nd release, a 6-song MLP packed with '80s melodic hardcore flavor in the vein of DESCENDENTS, ADOLESCENTS or DAG NASTY. These gents feature the vocalist of MUNICIPAL WASTE and 2 members of NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQUAD. Colored vinyl available!
terror regime (2015/VICTORY)
DEATH-METAL. This 2013 effort from long-time death-metal stalwarts finds the band going back to their winning formula of knuckle-dragging, powerful death. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card and is part of the remaining stock from Record Store Day 2015. * RSD *
NO FRIENDS (MAGA)ZINE
#3 (2016/NO FRIENDS)
HARDCORE/PUNK. Issue #3 has interviews with Oakland art-damaged, weirdo punks VIOLENCE CREEP, bleak Icelandic post-punks BÖRN, Los Angeles stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane, ringleader behind Halo of Flies Records and PROTESTANT, Corey Von Bohlen, Vermont’s queer-centric record label Stickshift Records, international d.i.y. documentarian John Yingling of the World Underground series, Buffalo, NY’s one-woman lo-fi punk powerhouse JAMIE & THE DEBT. Plus tons of columns, hundreds of music reviews, and articles about stuff like how to go skateboarding in North Korea, 120 pages of some of the most interesting and most entertaining punk/hardcore/whatever coverage you're gonna find these days. Issue #3 will come with exclusive tracks from Oakland’s VIOLENCE CREEPS, the straight-ahead screech and riffs of Brooklyn’s SHOCKWAVES, Chicago’s weirdo-punk noiseniks TV SLIME, and the best goddamn teenaged punk band the city of Bellwood has to offer, BLEEDING GUMS.
lights went out (2016/REACT)
SXE-HARDCORE. Having made a name for themselves over the last few years as, PRAISE now deliver one of the most anticipated records of the year. "lights went out" builds upon the foundation of the band's previous 7"s and exceeds the standards set with their earlier work. Strong references to the evolving mid-'80s Dischord Records catalog meld effortlessly with the urgency of melodic straight-edge bands like VERBAL ASSAULT and TURNING POINT in a way that only PRAISE can. This is the kind of record that helps others by sharing the burden. Reach deep. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
there will be no miracles here (2010/NO SLEEP)
POST-HARDCORE. The powerful set of pipes that engraved the bombastic flair of ELLLIOTT - and previous to that, FALLING FORWARD - into the tender consciousness of an entire generation of indie kids has returned with FRONTIER(S). The Louisville quartet has been gaining momentum since 2008, gradually building the massive sonic structures that make up their debut full-length. "there will be no miracles here" is a record of an entirely different identity. Hook heavy and dramatic, FRONTIER(S) has the nervous energy of youth alongside the discretion of experience. Proof that for Chris Higdon and company, their finest moment is right now. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
duh (2011/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
MELODYCORE/PUNK. The debut album from LAG WAGON has been remastered and repackaged with expanded artwork and includes the rare "section 8" demo recordings. CD is packed with 22 previously unreleased tracks.
GOOD, THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY, THE
brainbomb/killing time (2012/FYSISK FORMAT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. What we have here is an example of classic white trash punk-rock from Oslo! THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY has released three 7" this far and have quickly become underground darlings in their hometown. Absorbing plenty of filth and speed from the school of GG ALLIN and POISON IDEA and adding a snotty and absurd sense of humour, these young men have created a new breed of punk-rock that is as repulsive as it is irresistable. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl.
salad days (2009/DISCHORD)
HARDCORE. The final recording by one of the best hardcore bands of all time. Released post-humously in 1985, 2 years after the band hand broken up. Features 3 songs including the classic title track "salad days". The vinyl was re-cut and re-mastered in 2009.
POST/EMO-PUNK. Blackball Records presents the 20th anniversary edition of JAWBREAKER's beloved 1990 debut album "unfun" - 12 groundbreaking tracks that captured the very inception of emo's big band and launched a galaxy of young, earnest bands and the scenes that love them. The vinyl version is available for the 1st time since 1992. Vinyl version includes a digital download card plus bonus tracks from "whack & blite" 7" as well as the 7" mix of "busy".
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vol.1 (2013/SACRED BONES)
POST-PUNK. In 2007, Sacred Bones Records founder Caleb Braaten started unearthing rare and little-heard post-punk, death-rock and dark-punk tracks for an eventual compilation. Seven years later, those tracks are finally being released on vinyl. Bands from all over the world are represented on the compilation: YOUR FUNERAL, KITCHEN & THE PLASTIC SPOONS, TWISTED NERVE, MOVE, BUNKER, TASTE OF DECAY, AFTERIMAGE, SCREAMING FOR EMILY, GLORIOUS DIN, THE NAKED & THE DEAD and BAROQUE BORDELLO. What all these songs have in common, apart from their dark, icy atmosphere, is that they're quintessential pieces of the death-rock story that haven't been heard by nearly enough people - until now. Vinyl includes a digital download card.