HARDCORE. ROBOT WHALES debuts with a sound all their own - blending a groove heavy sound with an atmospheric quality without leaving behind the influences that ground them solidly in the hardcore realm - think INSIDE OUT and BURN colliding with HANDSOME and QUICKSAND. The sense that you are listening to something unique and new is present - rarely does a record come out that strikes as hard to your brain as "vehicle" - infectious is the starting point, addicted is where it leaves you.
PERMANENT / RESONANCE
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Two songs each from 2 of Virginia's finest. PERMANENT comes on strong following their full-length "Sink/swim", with a sound that entrenches them somewhere between mid-tempo, straightforward hardcore, not unlike classics such as TURNING POINT and FOUR WALLS FALLING, and a distinctive melodic-punk sound that finds its roots with bands such as Richmond akin AVAIL. Virginia Beach's RESONANCE delivers aggressiveness and speed similar to bands like KID DYNAMITE and SKOOK ONES, with a musical footing that draws influence from HOT WATER MUSIC and RIVAL SCHOOLS. Don't miss out!
blackout (2016/VINYL CONFLICT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. First vinyl offering from MEMORY LOSS, one of Richmond's newest and most exciting hardcore-punk acts. On "blackout", you get 4 songs that mine from the golden era of early-'80s hardcore-punk and '90s-era noise-rock but with a very unique and individual take. Each song is the equivalent of a dark path we;ve all been down, but never talked or written about. Fear not though, MEMORY LOSS is there to speak for you. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
stealing office supplies (2016/OUR DAMN SELVES)
PUNK-ROCK. California based melodic-punk band SURPRISE VACATION have a unique style that's influenced equally by classic '77 UK punk (BUZZCOCKS, GENERATION X, RUTS) and '80s/'90s U.S. bands like NAKED RAYGUN, PEGBOY and the REPLACEMENTS. On their debut LP you'll find 10 songs; also features a souped up cover of the TELEVION PERSONALITIES proto-indie-pop song "look back in anger". SURPRISE VACATION take the intensity of their former hardcore bands (BROKEN NEEDLE, BAD REACTION, DRY-ROT etc.), and reapply the same rage to catchy punk music.
RIKK AGNEW BAND
PUNK-ROCK. RIKK AGNEW put together a 12-song album, "learn", with a permanent group known simply as the RIKK AGNEW BAND. The new tracks are easily as good as anything he wrote for THE ADOLESCENTS and his solo album "all by myself". After all these years, RIKK has not slowed down or waned in impact and vitality. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
into the morbitory (2016/FRONTCORE)
DEATH-METAL. The debut of MORBITORY, "into the morbitory" contains 6 tracks of pure old-school death-metal from Hamburg, Germany. If your into classic bands like AUTOPSY, GRAVE, DEATH or newer bands like DEATHRITE, this is for you. MORBITORY consists members of DAWN OF OBLITERATION and ROTTEN CORPSE. Limited to 398 copies.
sombra (2016/GOING UNDEGROUND/SABOTAGE)
PUNK-ROCK. "sombras" is the 3rd LP from Los Angeles' GENERACION SUICIDA. "sombra" is 10 new tracks with jangly guitars and male/female vocals. The group is obviously influenced by the VICIOUS, NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS and ESKORBUTO, but retain the sound they have been playing for years, and once again keep that classic sound fresh, exciting, and most importantly relevant. Each copy includes a 10 page fanzine insert.
the very best of sub pop 2009-2013: live at the bbc (2014/SUB POP)
POST/NOISE-PUNK. PISSED JEANS and Sub Pop Records present an astounding compilation of the finest moments of Sub Pop's recent years. "the very best of sub pop 2009-2013 live at the bbc" contains 4 live-in-the-studio tracks that (finally!) give meaning and validation to Sub Pop's existence. This historic platter is limited and these versions of the tracks are exclusive to this release. * RSD 2014 *
shallow (2014/SUB POP/PARTS UNKNOWN)
POST/NOISE-PUNK. PISSED JEANS and Sub Pop have teamed up to reissue "shallow", the band's long-out-of-print debut album from 2006. PISSED JEANS crawl out from under hardcore's seedy underbelly to blast out 8 tracks of droning punk-noise. Calling to mind the warped visions of FANG, FLIPPER, the PISSED JEANS point a dirty mirror at themselves, with fractured tales of woe in front of a harsh, blown-out backdrop. Recommended for people who never get out of bed, pop their zits with sweaty fingers and didn't have a date for the prom. Vinyl version includes a digital download card and bonus 2-song 7".
sam kinison woman/the l word (2010/SUB POP)
POST/NOISE-PUNK. PISSED JEANS, Allentown, PA's not least favorite sons, recently recorded 2 new songs unassociated with nor otherwise promotionally leading up to any upcoming full-length album they have yet to record. These are just 2 exceptionally great new PISSED JEANS songs. That’s it and that’s enough.
DEATHCAGE / UNKNOWN TO GOD
split (2013/COFFIN CUT)
CRUST-HARDCORE/METAL. Split LP from two of Sydney, Australia's most notorious hardcore-punk bands. Unquestionable heritage. Live, they give the violent, conversionist performances these end times deserve: both bands bleed for the cause, and are heavily influenced by the Japanese masters of these dark arts - DEATHSIDE, CROW, CRUDE, BASTARD, and ZOUO. DEATHCAGE also draw inspiration from classic British metal (IRON MAIDEN, leather, over the top guitars), while UNKNOWN TO GOD are peppered with the shrapnel of '80s crust.
BODY, THE & FULL OF HELL
one day you will ache like i ache (2016/EPF)
NOISE/GRIND/ELECTRONIC. Through their own respective recordings, both THE BODY and FULL OF HELL are internationally revered as forward-thinking entities of harsh music, delivering their audio torment through incredibly intense and often unorthodox methods. The Body's subsequent releases, including several LPs and more, have continued to expand upon this seminal release. Similarly, Full Of Hell rapidly became a favorite amongst hardcore, grind, death and noise metal fans upon their formation with an incredibly energetic and destructive live attack. This collaboration is self-released by the bands, pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with an artworked inner sleeve.
FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW
sister fawn (2015/A389)
NOISE/GRIND/AVATGARDE. One-time only pressing of the conclusory chapter of the acclaimed FULL OF HELL and MERZBOW collaboration. These 5 tracks showcase FULL OF HELL in a supporting role to Masami's dominant soundscapes. The harsh and rhythmic pounding consumes.
FULL OF HELL
rudiments of mutilation (2013/A389)
GRIND/NOISE-HARDCORE. Bursting with whiplashing blasts, psychotic, droning feedback and a wall of noise-drenched pedal attacks, FULL OF HELL's 2013 album secures their position as one of the most vicious and challenging bands in underground music today, blending elements of HIS HERO IS GONE, INTEGRITY and THE CURSED. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.