the darkest of grays (2010/PER KORO)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. "the darkest of grays" is PLANKS 2nd full-length. It features 12 songs that are pretty much different from their 1st self-titled record. Yet it is totally PLANKS. The band focused more on the dynamic aspekt in their music instead of sheer brutality. The songs are all full of different nuances, tempi changes and have an undeniable sense of melody. Stylewise don't expect pop music here, even though there are clearly some structures of a classic ('80s dark-wave ) hints to be found. If you feel the urge to describe the whole thing, you could imagine a blending of HIS HERO IS GONE's "the plot sickens" with MASTODON's "leviathan" mixed with ISIS "oceanic" , "closer" by JOY DIVISION and some classic swedish or norwegian black-metal. It all sounds rather unique and contemporary. If you enjoy bands such as the ones mentioned before this record might be your cup of black coffee. Vinyl comes with gatefold-sleeve with reverse side printings, poster and black innersleeve. [PK #051]
the choir belongs to you (2013/ADAGIO 830)
POST-HARDCORE. MNMNTS deliver with "the choir belongs to you", 3 epic long songs. The new tracks got recorded with a new singer and they going further in the direction of catchiness. The songs are raw and melodic and will stuck in your head for days. The record comes with screenprinted jackets, a die-cut sleeve and a screenprinted b-side.
YACÖPSAE / DEEP
split (2007/INSTITUT FÜR MENTALE HYGIENE)
GRINDCORE/NOISE. This is the official re-press of the ultrarare (just 40 copies exist worldwide!) split 5" from 2000. YACÖPSAE deliver on sharp smasher called "plakativ korrekt" in the vein of their "fuck punk rock"-era. Noise and AMBIENT monster DEEP from Augsburg doing a coverversion from YACÖPSAE's own "blind". If you already own the original copy...haha...you don't need this well down re-press.
the devil and god are raging inside me (2013/MUSIC ON VINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. Formed in 2001, Long Island, NY's BRAND NEW has built a massive cult following, largely from a notorious live show and relentless touring. BRAND NEW's "deja entendu" is considered by many as one of this decade's breakout rock releases. Thick 180gr double vinyl is housed in a gatefold-cover.
SLUDGE-HARDCORE/METAL. Finland's nastiest sludge lowlives LOINEN return with a 2nd full-lenght after the debut on Streaks and Blind Date Records from in 2007. If you’re the kind of person who likes putting on music so grimy and obnoxiously rad that pigeons and innocent bystanders burst into flame, LOINEN are right up your alley. LOINEN have a sound vomited up from the painful side of the world most people turn their heads away from. Vinyl is limited to about 400 copies and there is no download card. Hunt for it, hungry headbangers!
criminal trap (2014/SVART)
HARDCORE. The ANTI CIMEX "criminal trap" got a proper and legitimate reissue at last! Prepared with the band's approval and mastered for vinyl by the world's biggest ANTI CIMEX fan, Jack Control at Enormous Door, these LP reissues come in gatefold-jackets with all of the original cover art intact and with new liner notes by drummer Charlie, rare photos and also complete lyrics.
absolut country of sweden (2014/SVART)
HARDCORE. The ANTI CIMEX "absolut country of sweden" got a proper and legitimate reissue at last! Prepared with the band's approval and mastered for vinyl by the world's biggest ANTI CIMEX fan, Jack Control at Enormous Door, these LP reissues come in gatefold-jackets with all of the original cover art intact and with new liner notes by drummer Charlie, rare photos and also complete lyrics. This album is presented in a slipcase which covers the original "banned" cover art.
IRON AND WINE
around the well (2009/SUB POP)
SINGER/SONGWRITER/POP. Collecting songs ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released, "around the well" spans IRON AND WINE's debut ("the creek drank the cradle") through material recorded for "the shepherd's dog". Three more songs written and recorded for the film "in good company" finally make their appearance here as well. "around the well" also brings together hard-to-find covers like NEW ORDER's "love vigilantes".
divide and exit (2014/HARBINGER SOUND)
POST-PUNK/HIP-HOP. "divide and exit" sees SLEAFORD MODS once again released on the elusive Nottingham-based low-profile Harbinger Sound label. "divide and exit" contains 14 tracks all written over the last 12 months and the result is as immediately in your face as its vicious predecessor. Whilst Fearn's beats and loops will pull you up into the urgency of SLEAFORD MODS they also allow you to run the gauntlet from delibrate clumsy dance-floor swaggers to full-on punk throwabouts with them. Williamson is let free to spit out his unempathic litany of bile and anger towards the bloated and tedious.
live series (2014/MOSHERS DELIGHT)
SXE-HARDCORE. The 4th entry in the live series. The a-side features full live(8 tracks) audio from MINDSET's set at "this is hardcore" fest recorded on July 26, 2014. The b-side features an exclusive 30min. audio interview with the band on October 23, 2014.
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. Record-Store-Day 2015-edition is limited to 700 copies on translucent gold vinyl. Regular colored (white) vinyl includes a digital download card.
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.
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".
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".
fucker (2015/VIDEO DISEASE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Following 2 lauded and highly publicized demo tapes, Australia's SIMFUCKERS finally unleash their debut 7" upon the world and what an ungodly racket it is - 6 songs of snotty, nasty punk that seethes angst and frustration. Blown out, ugly and downright idiotic songs that could only come from some of the masterminds that helped make VAGINORS and BLOODCLOT FAGGOTS so special. Limited edition of 200 copies.