Friday, November 7, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE: 25% OFF SALE plus New Releases from IMPALERS, BIG ZIT, RAKTA, LUMPY, and More!

An awesome webstore upate for you today, however ...
 
First order of business! Running a nice little "pre-Black Friday" sale this week and next on all Grave Mistake and Vinyl Conflict releases from 2013. If you use discount code: GM2013 when you checkout, you'll get 25% off any of our releases from 2013, and you can see the full list here (discount will be taken off of regular price, which is the one displayed):

http://store.gravemistakerecords.com/collections/gm2013/

Not only does this include all of the individual releases (and we put out A LOT of stuff in 2013!), but there are a few packages/bundles that qualify for 25% off as well. Included in the list are LPs from NIGHT BIRDS, COKE BUST, BIG EYES, SICKOIDS, SECTARIAN VIOLENCE, and THE SHIRKS, plus 7"s from KREMLIN, BARGE, HARD STRIPES, RED DONS, and DEVIL'S HAND!  That's around $9.00 for the LPs, less than $4.00 for 7"s, and even cheaper records if you grab one of the package deals.

Since my plans to announce the sale properly earlier this week were thwarted by lack of organization and poor planning, I decided to extend it until November 16th! So check out the link above, this is a great excuse to scoop up one of last year's releases that you never got around to grabbing, or possibly checking out record you've been meaning to but haven't yet!

In addition to this sale, there is a great update below so take a look and see all the new records in the webstore this week!
 
 
GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE:
http://store.gravemistakerecords.com

WHAT'S NEW FOR NOVEMBER 7, 2014:
http://store.gravemistakerecords.com/collections/new

Here's this week's rundown; some essential 2014 listening from the wonderful 540 Records, who have been kind enough to deliver us a new IMPALERS record as well as an awesome new single from Brazil's RAKTA! Hopefully you've been able to catch Rakta on their current North American tour (sadly, they didn't play Richmond) or grabbed their debut LP. As expected, this new 7" has been on constant rotation here at GMHQ this week. And of course, a new IMPALERS 12" ... that's what we call a "no brainer;" both of these releases are highly recommended.

Grabbed some of the latest releases from Not Normal Tapes, including the highly praised (and for good reason) BIG ZIT and OOZE 7"s, plus the AMERICAN HATE 7", BIG CRUX LP, new FAILED MUTATION tape, and a few more.  Was lucky enough to get my hands on a few of the LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS singles collection LP from Australia's Space Ritual records (but they are worth the import price of course), and I also picked up some of the "Concentrated Visuals" tape comp that Space Ritual released as well - a nice overview of some of the great hc/punk/etc bands that Australia has to offer these days! Also, finally stocked up on some killer releases from CV Recs including not one, but two PURA MANIA 7"s, WANUY 7", tapes from LOS MONJO and DESPERFECTO, and more.

Plenty of other new releases worth your time and money too, like the debut 7" from DC's PURE DISGUST (as well as many more releases from Flophouse Records), records from RHDP, MENSROOM, THE NUKES, CLEANSING WAVE, BURNING KITCHEN, two 12" releases from Sweden's DAMAGED HEAD, a couple of cool reissues from Canada's Meanbean records (WIPERS and CHEMICALS singles), two rad tape releases from Sorry State Records; demos from NO LOVE and WRIGGLE (the NO LOVE especially has been getting a lot of play around GMHQ this week), and more - check the full list below!

Oh, and if you were wondering, my copies of the BOSTON STRANGLER "Fire" LP all sold in one night, but of course I'll be getting my hands on more copies once it's repressed so stay tuned.

That's all for now, thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
 
 
2013 Grave Mistake / Vinyl Conflict release sale (25% off with discount code GM2013):
 

New in the Webstore for 11.7.14:

IMPALERS "Psychedelic Snutskallar" 12" (540 Records)
Well damn, here we are again. Another 12" from Austin, TX boss hogs Impalers. In the modern climate of music, nothing sticks. Every week there is a new cool 7" or tape making the rounds on social media, littering your feed with bandcamp demos and instragamed cassette j cards. It's hard to keep up, yet an amazing time of stimulation and excitement for punks worldwide. But in the midst of all this madness - it's nice to know you can count on Impalers every year to release the best record of the year.  Unless you live under a rock, you probably already know what to expect from these guys. Their LP last year topped year end charts high and low. And Psychedelic Snutskallar does damage in all the same places. Peerless d-beat, a work of art. Completely unhinged yet tight and in the pocket. This time they have upped the ante with a monstrous opening track that takes up the whole A side at a never boring 11 minute length. Tripped out artwork and packing concept by Sam Ryser (Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, Dripper World) and reworked material from short lived side project Sick Plot make this 12" EP a no brainer.

RAKTA "S/T" 7" (540 Records)
Brazil's Rakta unleash two new tracks of eerie and atmospheric post punk. From the moment the songs start you will find yourself trapped in a cave of beautiful, yet haunting tunes, in most cases, people will want to seek a way out, in Rakta's case, you will never want to leave. 'Tudo Que E Solido' is an instant nugget that fits somewhere between Blood and Roses and The Doors. It's driven by the tom tom work and the insistent and drone like keyboard work. The track builds and builds into a dark cresendo. On the flip is 'Serpente' - a 6 minute and 15 seconds dirge that's part Siouxsie And The Banshees' 'Lord's Prayer' and part 'Ballet Bag' demo era Rubella Ballet. The record comes housed in a beautifully put together booklet sleeve wraparound with printed inner sleeves with art by guitarrist Laura Lanca.

LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Collection" LP (Space Ritual Records)
From time to time, LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS prove themselves to be the terminus of the Slime Punk Express. Blown out and covered in slime, Lumpy gnashes his way through these 12 tracks about ghouls, gnats, piss, sex pits and bad breath. In the realm of screaming, searing "throbbing idiot punk" (as LUMPY calls it), this is gold. It's fast, it's vicious, and it does not give a fuck. Total raw, warped punk just like I love it! LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS sound exactly like what you'd imagine Ren & Stimpy's latin-jazz freakout band!  This band is about the filth inside, which is not to be confused with the darkness, it's not mental anguish and black godlusts that are spewing forth here, just the natural logistics of flesh, the slippery smelly stuff, honesty of form in the chitterlings and the old shambles. Semi-solid beings playing songs of uncomfortable physicality.  Wrap this whole package up in an absolutely gorgeous 2-color, screen-printed sleeve (art by LUMPY himself) and you have a 100% essential hardcore LP. Australian import!

PURA MANIA "Musica Para Gente Fea" 7"
(CV Records)
Pura Manía, a punk band from Vancouver, Bc. They like French oi!, South American punk, Iberian punk and the all mighty Eskorbuto. Vocals in Spanish. This is punk for today’s generation, or that is what the vocalist likes to think.  Screen printed packaging on recycled/garbage materials from the streets of Vancouver.

PURA MANIA "La Estafa Musical" 7" (CV Records)
Pura Manía, a punk band from Vancouver, Bc. They like French oi!, South American punk, Iberian punk and the all mighty Eskorbuto. Vocals in Spanish. This is punk for today’s generation, or that is what the vocalist likes to think.  Screen printed packaging on recycled/garbage materials from the streets of Vancouver.  Same recording session from the “Musica para gente fea” 7”

DESKARRIADOS "Maketa Grabada en Mad Box…" 7" (CV Records)
Venezuela 1990 sucked. Just 1 year after the riots/looting that left thousands killed by the army. Deskarriados recorded this songs for a demo that never came out in a proper release. This riots, also known as “El Caracazo” was an answer to a shitty economic moment. The city was sad and depressing. In the mine while, anger, frustration and the “no future” mood of the country dragged young people into punk. All this emotions can be found in this piece of vinyl.  Musically and geographically, Deskarriados is right between the Mexican punk rock sound of the “Rock Nacional Vol.2: Solo para punks” compilation and Olho Seco first 7” hardcore masterpiece. 77 catchiness and rough and simple 1-2 drumming keeps everything interesting. Venezuelan first punk hasn’t been documented properly. We hope this 7” helps somehow.

WANUY "Muerte" 7" (CV Records)
Wañuy is from Lima-Peru. Hardcore is a big part of their life. This is not a choice, it is simply an answer of what the see and live daily. Wañuy are punks, their lyrics are dark. Their sound primitive. Maybe they are not the best at their instruments. But this is what punk is all about right? This songs were made and recorded in one day.  "Wañuy" means death or eclipse. It is in Quechua, an Andean language spoke in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.  This 7" comes in three different cover colors: radioactive pink, booger green or classic white.

OOZE "S/T" 7" (Not Normal Tapes)
You read that right. At long last. Six track shit slab from the Abominable Ooze. ‘Nuff said.

BIG ZIT "Electric Zit Vol. 1" 7" (Not Normal Tapes)
The Big Throbbin’ Zit's first fit. BZ has spent months and months honing a craft that the big-city, shitty-kitties can only grasp at, all so they can deliver to all you true believers the most ragingest, rockingest, ass-shakingest rekkid sure to drop this year. At least until their next opus.

AMERICAN HATE "Dead Squeeze" 7" (Not Normal Tapes)
Hot off the heels of their stellar demo, OKC’s American Hate is wasting no time delivering more of their brand of psyched-out, United Mutation meets Mecht Mensch, freak shit to the masses.

BIG CRUX "Ponchito" LP (Not Normal Tapes)
With a millennium of rock 'n' roll beamed and crammed straight into their alien brains, Big Crux have crash landed on earth with the philosophical basis for the next 1,000 years, "Ponchito". Get ready to shake that ass, bang your head, pogo til ya can’t no more, it don’t matter, just do the mutant shuffle, you fucks!

PURE DISGUST "S/T" 7" (Flophouse Records)
Pure Disgust took DC by storm when they released their demo with their unique brand of wicked anthemic harDCore with strong socio-political lyrics. Since then they’ve grown incredibly tight and upped their ferocity with an intense live to boot. These young guns, ranging in age from only 15-21, successfully capture their anger and urgency on vinyl with their brand of brute force HC a la LIFE’S BLOOD, while still kicking out memorable punk riffs in the same way that BLITZ leave songs in our heads. Pure Disgust has become a force to be reckoned with and there is little doubt that this scorching platter will turn heads far and wide.

WIPERS, THE "Nome Noma" 7" (Meanbean Records)
Released in 1980 on THC and again in 1981 on Traction under circumstances still largely unknown by the remaining members, the sole 45 from Montreal punks the Wipers remains difficult to track down today. What's more, if you ask us it's still far too obscure, which is something we here at Meanbean aim to rectify! Although disco fever was taking Montreal by storm at the time, the Wipers went against the trend and ended up making one of the best punk singles ever produced in the province of Quebec. However, this single isn't just a historic artifact; both songs are total hits! "Nome Noma" goes off like a bomb! It's a killer, groovy punk anthem from beginning to end! On the flip, "Bowery Boy" shows a little more of a pop side with an infectious chorus and a cool strutting guitar riff throughout. Some may even call this one powerpop, but with lyrics like "poor Bowery Boy, hasn't seen the Pistols in weeks" we wouldn't dare say so! How great were the Wipers? Even the most famous female singer in the world, Celine Dion, thought they were great! However, they were considered too "alternative" by radio programmers in an era when disco was king, so the band unfortunately disbanded shortly after the release of the record. One member later achieved provincial fame with his following pop band. Originally released in a plain white sleeve, Meanbean is beefing this thing up with a brand new sleeve design made from the bands' archival materials, including pictures and liner notes by members of the band. Like the song says, NOME NOMA, COMES FROM VEGA!

CHEMICALS, THE "Out of My Mind" 7" (Meanbean Records)
Meanbean's second release by Montréal's The Chemicals is a little obscure pop jewel. Influenced by classic sixties bands, seventies punk, eighties new wave and all-caps POP, the band ended up writing two incredibly catchy numbers that have all the ingredients to make a hit: big hooks, killer guitar riffs, catchy singalong melodies, and an awesome pop sensibility. While both songs were definitely infused with the New Wave vibe prevalent at the time, "Out Of My Mind" shows a bit of a sixties vibe and "Run and Hide" on the b-side shows more of the band's punk edge. No matter what though, one thing remains consistent on both sides: we're talking about goddamn hits here! There's no reason you won't go simply gaga over this thing unless you are completely tone deaf or utterly tasteless. If the majority of records coming out in the mid-eighties had even a third of the level of songwriting on display here, nobody would be talking shit about the eighties anymore! This record gained some attention nationwide on college radio at the time, and eventually the band was even approached about the possibility of a European tour. Unfortunately they broke up before they were ever able to capitalize on their local success. This was originally released in 1985 on the VOT label in a plain white sleeve, but Meanbean is serving this tasty treat up for you in a new sleeve design featuring archival pictures and liner notes from the band. We're doing all this because Meanbean cares and doesn't do anything half-assed! *CANADIAN IMPORT

RHDP "Parusa" 7" (Tension Head Records)
New 4 song ep from RHDP. RHDP blend Punk with Blues Heavy Rock and Roll with Lyrics sung in Tagalog.

MENSROOM "I Quit" 7" (Self Released)
Pretty great self-released 7” by Richmond, VA’s Mensroom, which starts off in a sprint with “Passive Problems” and then slows to a crawl for the last two tracks. Big burly riffs are what’s on order here: “MCV“‘s bouncy lead spills into a nasty guitar solo, and “I Quit” sounds like it could’ve fit right into Rollins Band’s Life Time LP. Creative drumming and welcome tempo changes keep this one afloat and set it apart from the hordes of Side B of My War worshippers. Rock solid 7” right here. Limited to 300 copies. - http://goodbysunball.tumblr.com/

NUKES, THE "Fascist Perverts" 7" (Man in Decline Records)
The Nukes play hardcore punk that sounds like it was conceived in that glorious period between 1978 and 1981 when punk was speeding up but hardcore had not fully developed as a distinct sound all its own—think: THE NUBS (SF), THIS IS BOSTON, NOT LA-era GANG GREEN AND F.U.'s, ANGRY SAMOANS and newer bands like CAREER SUICIDE. On Fascist Perverts, the band tears through 6 songs in less than 7 minutes and the no-frills approach works to punishing effect. The Nukes are a band with tons of promise and we hope this is the first of many recordings by the band, so they can take their place as the next addition in a long list of venerated CHICAGO bands.

CLEANSING WAVE "Crude" 7" (Man in Decline Records)
The "CRUDE EP" is the latest release by Massachusetts punk quartet, CLEANSING WAVE. Crude serves as a follow-up to a previously released demo, a "s/t" 7" EP, and a series of slit releases, including a split flexi with GASH, a split cassette with TINITUS, and a split 7" with San Francisco's MIDNITE BRAIN. Cleansing Wave is known to win audiences over with their ripping live show full of reverb-drenched vocals and all-out punk attack. To honor the session that produced Crude, Man In Decline Records created a 3-Sided 7" cut by long-time MID collaborator and lacquer wizard, Adam Gonsalves of Telegraph Mastering. The A-Side contains two songs and a reverse cut third track, making the overall 7" a 5-track EP.

STUN EVENT "S/T" 7" (Man in Decline Records)
STUN EVENT was started by former OUT COLD members, Kevin Mertens and John Evicci, after their recent collaboration on OUT COLD's posthumous release: A Heated Display. Kevin had been the original singer for OUT COLD and rejoined the band on vocals in order to help them complete their final recordings after the tragic passing of the band's primary songwriter: Mark Sheehan. After their collaboration on A Heated Display, they decided to start a new project, including John's brother, Fred (another OUT COLD alumnus), and these six songs are the first recording from the band. Musically, STUN EVENT provides a fresh take on a genre that can be predictably derivative.The familiar elements are there but they're executed in such a way that the maturity of the musicianship and songwriting comes through. There are nods to early punk influences from disparate and somewhat unexpected sources: like THE FIX or NEGATIVE APPROACH playing "Paranoid Time" but the end result is all their own.

DAMAGED HEAD "Tunnel Vision" LP (Man in Decline Records)
Sweden’s Damaged Head delivers a full-length of 15 brand new songs that brilliantly follows up their self-titled 12" EP; released in spring 2014 on Man In Decline (US) and Adult Crash (EU). "Tunnel Vision" finds the band continuing their successful formula of combining old USHC with classic Swedish hardcore (e.g., Totalitär), only this time with even more energy and urgency. This is likely due to the fact that the music for Tunnel Vision was recorded, live, in less than an hour. For those keeping track, “Tunnel Vision” was recorded by Kenko (MEANWHILE, BURNING KITCHEN) at the Communichaos Media Clay Station and Damaged Head is comprised of ex-and current members of AGENT ATTITUDE, HERATYS, INSTITUTION, and NITAD. If you find yourself wanting more hardcore with an emphasis on songwriting and hooks, this is the record you’ve been waiting for.

DAMAGED HEAD "S/T" 12"
(Man in Decline Records)
DAMAGED HEAD is a new band from Sweden with ex-and current members of HERATYS, INSTITUTION, NITAD, and AGENT ATTITUDE. Damaged Head plays traditional hardcore with punk sensibilities and hooks (think POISON IDEA, TOTALITÄR, and newer bands like AMDI PETERSENS ARMÉ and CAREER SUICIDE). After only a short time as a band, they recorded this self-titled EP with Kenko (MEANWHILE, BURNING KITCHEN, etc) at Communichaos Clay Station and the result is one of the most energetic and exciting hardcore EP's we've heard in a very long time. The Damaged Head EP contains 6 songs ranging from fast hardcore blasts to midtempo anthems, with the longest song clocking in at barely over 2 minutes. The North American pressing of the Damaged Head EP is a one-sided, screenprinted 12″ packaged in a single-pocket LP jacket with an insert.

BURNING KITCHEN "Many Wonder About the Meaning of Life" 2xLP (Man in Decline Records)
Sweden’s Burning Kitchen were instrumental during the ‘90’s in the development of an aggressive melodic punk sound that would inspire a whole generation of Scandinavian bands to come, ranging from MASSHYSTERI, GORILLA ANGREB, TERRIBLE FEELINGS and VANNA INGET to American bands like ARCTIC FLOWERS and SIGNAL LOST. During their initial period of activity, Burning Kitchen toured Europe extensively and were known for their live shows and substantive socio-political lyrics. Since their breakup, they have been extremely missed and as their releases have become harder and harder to find, a demand for a vinyl discography has grown. Man In Decline Records is honored to release this double LP compilation which features the trilogy of 7"s (Confirmation, Consolidation, Confrontation), the "Damn If You Do, Damn If You Don't" 10", various compilation tracks, and 8 UNRELEASED TRACKS from 1998 (35 songs total).  This 2xLP also includes a wide spine jacket and a 12 page booklet with pics, flyers, a short history of the band, etc, and, as always, you will receive an immediate download of the record upon purchase. Color only available via mail-order and/or the band.

AUTONOMY / STREET EATERS Split 7" (Off the Books Records)
Two very different bands’ take on modern post-punk. Street Eaters (Berkeley, CA) deliver a seriously heavy jangly ripper while Autonomy (Carbondale, IL) give us a shiny pop tune and a badass Pailhead cover. First pressing of 500 on swirly vinyl. Comes with download code.

CANCERS "Dig" 7" (Off the Books Records)
Two extremely lo-fi sludge rippers from ex-members of Dead Dog (NY/GA) and Unfun (Canada). The first two songs set to wax. Real stoned. Real raw. We have some of the last copies of this (most-likely) one time pressing! Get 'em before they are go for 10 times as much on e(vil)-bay! Comes with download code.

NO JUSTICE "Still Fighting" 7" (Underestimated Records)
Backstock copies of the second press (gold vinyl) of this classic early 2000's hardcore record. Along with bands like like TEAR IT UP, LIFE'S HALT, GORDON SOLIE, etc ... this MD band played a vital role in pumping life back into the hardcore scene with no frills fast and pissed hardcore punk. Remembered most notably for their chaotic live shows, this E.P. was the only official release from this band. While some may argue that the intensity of their live set couldn't be captured on record, this EP definitely delivers six tracks of raging hardcore. When the opening chord of "political scheme" rings out ... watch for flying bodies and drum equipment. Members went on to play in a slew of bands including 86 MENTALITY, GIVE, DESPERATE MEASURES, SET TO EXPOLDE, LOJ, and THE AFTERMATH.

SMARTSAM UTLOSNING Demo Tape (Flophouse Records)
The SMÄRTSAM UTLÖSNING demo is an international effort from members of Uppsala, Sweden's Agent Attitude and two members of DC's Coke Bust. These five songs pay homage to the members' favorite past and present Swedish d-beat hardcore bands a la Herätys, Totalitär, Dismachine and Mob47 while still maintaining its own flavor. Recorded live in a practice room with a couple of mics, the production is raw in a way that compliments the style and brings out the intensity. The demo includes a double-sided lyric insert for English-speakers who cannot read the Swedish text. The creepy, desolate lyrics were too good not to translate.

GOVERNMENT FLU "Tension" Tape (Flophouse Records)
Government Flu are are a hardcore punk band from Warsaw, Poland that play a really cool mix of classic early 80's US style HC, hard-hitting burly hardcore and hints of old Polish punk like Dezerter and Post Regiment in their fast parts. I released this tape as an American version of their upcoming LP for their US tour around Damaged City Fest in Washington, DC. Government Flu proudly made history as the first Polish punk band to ever tour the United States. It's impressive how tight this band is, both live and recorded. As with all punk and hardcore, the quality of the drumming is ultimately what determines the quality of the band and with European legend WOLFI rocking the kit, this does not disappoint in the slightest. Check the European vinyl version on Refuse Records.

FEEDING CHAIN "Public Execution" Tape (Flophouse Records)
Feeding Chain are a vicious band from the southern coast of England who draw influences from the speed and hatred of Infest with the driving hardcore punk influence of Negative Approach and more recently… early Think I Care. Features members of Never Again, Repentance, Sectarian Violence, and others! The UK has been killing it lately with hardcore and the bands from up North have received a lot of much deserved recognition. Feeding Chain remind us that the entire island is diseased, all the way down to the southern coast. Absolutely crushing.

SEM HASTRO 2014 Demo Tape (Flophouse Records)
Sem Hastro is a band that was formed in June of 2014 in Washington, D.C. I met Xavero from doing a Brazilian tour after he helped out alot. We invited Xavero to come to Washington, D.C. and come to Damaged City Fest. He accepted the offer, stayed with us and liked D.C. so much that he stayed for 6 months. Once he was here, we had to start a band with him. The four of us sat down and wrote a bunch of Eskorbuto meets Ramones meets Final Conflict songs and sped them up. We jammed these songs a lot in the Summer months and even played a handful of local shows before recording the demo. The band plans on continuing with Xavero back in Brazil. We’ll all be around.

BAD BLOOD Demo Tape (Not Normal Tapes)
New, cross country collaboration between morons from bands you know. Eight tracks of raging Hardcore Punk. Not for the weak.

FAILED MUTATION "Give Into Sleep" Tap
e (Not Normal Tapes)
The first in our new “These Are The Voices…” cassingle series. Two brand new tracks from these Wisconsin maniacs, above and beyond their already stellar 2013 demo tape.

MAKARRA "Mierda De Hardkore" Tape (CV Records)
Harsh hardcore from Lima Peru. Like a weird and perfect mix of Lip Cream and Ataque Frontal. Members of DHK.

LOS MONJO "Sencillos" Tape
(CV Records)
One of the best punk bands in the world. Los Monjo play punk rock in the veins of Eskorbuto. This tape compiles all their singles from 2008-2012.  Released a few years ago I asked the band to make a repress of this car/Walkman modern classic.

DESPERFECTO Demo 2013 Tape (CV Records)
Quirky punk rock from Santiago, Chile. All girl band and a boy that learned how to play for this tape. Full of passion punk for the punks.

CANCERS Demo Tape (Off the Books Records)
Members of Dead Dog (NY/GA) and Unfun (Canada) take on a whole new sound with heavy a heavy 90's grunge influence. Pop melody meets sludge attitude! 4 songs and the perfect precursor to the debut LP "Fatten the Leaches" on Dead Broke Records. Comes with download code.

NO LOVE Demo Tape #2
(Sorry State Records)
After an earlier self-released demo, Raleigh, North Carolina’s No Love move to Sorry State proper for their second release. Dispensing with some of the poppier tendencies of their demo, No Love play fist-pumping melodic punk along the lines of the Buzzcocks, the Avengers, and the Canadian Subhumans, occasionally augmented with the sarcastic snap of bands like the Angry Samoans. Tape #2 contains four new tracks recorded by Colin Swanson-White (Davidians), and the new recording does a much better job of capturing the band’s dense combination of melodic bass lines, dueling lead guitar and anthemic vocals. Cassettes are professionally duplicated and come with a digital download. Limited to 100 copies.

WRIGGLE Demo Tape (Sorry State Records)
Greensboro, North Carolina's Wriggle are pure North Carolina hardcore... loud, fast, heavy, and slightly metallic in a tradition that started with No Labels and COC and carried on through Double Negative, Devour, and Stripmines. I'm not sure how aware Wriggle are of that tradition or if they even care, but this demo cassette is one of the rawest, meanest, and catchiest slabs of hardcore I've heard in ages. With its spot-on 4-track production this could have been a lost contribution to the No Core compilation cassette, and the music is undiluted angst of the type only a small southern town can engender. Recommended for people who would sooner sell a kidney than part with their copies of Flex Your Head or This Is Boston Not LA.

V/A "Concentrated Visuals" Australia HC/Punk Comp Tape (Space Ritual Records)
From Perth's Space Ritual Records. 16 tracks of Aussie punk and hardcore. Probably the best representation of the current underground music scene in Australia you're going to get. Featuring HELTA SKELTA, DIE GUTTER GODS, SIMFUCKERS, UNPEOPLE, PLASTIC BAGS, PRAG, OILY, BOYS, the lot from Cool Death Records, and more!

OMEGA BOYS Fall 2014 Demo Tape
Latest demo from this Richmond hardcorepunk band. Features members of THE LADIES and BAD ADVICE.

BROWN Demo Tape
From Boston, Brown plays heavy, catchy tunes with thick riffs in the vein of bands like Dino Jr, California X, Milk Music, etc. but with some added shoegaze influence thrown in to separate them from the pack

THIN LIZZY "Live in DC 1977" Boot Tape (Fanclub Pressing)
Title says it all.

VOID "Potion For Bad Dreams" Boot Tape (Fanclub Pressing)
This is a boot of the legendary unreleased LP from the classic Maryland hardcore band, VOID!! I got a small package of these in from the fine folks at DAS BOOTS tapes.

Restocks for 11.7.14:

AGENT ATTITUDE "Repulsive Action" Tape
DISXEASE 2013 Demo Tape
JAVLA 2014 Demo Tape
KOMPLOTT "Sei Vivo, Sei Morto a Nessuno Importa" Tape
MODERN PROBLEMS Demo Tape
OBSTRUCT Demo Tape
V/A "Across the Pond" UKHC Compilation Tape

Friday, October 24, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE: New AUSMUTEANTS, RAZORHEADS, YDI, and MORE!

GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS AND MAILORDER
Webstore Update / October 24, 2014
 
Once again I let the new releases pile up over the past few weeks; but last night I finally got them all up in the webstore so here's another update for you! Before I get into it, we put out a couple of new 7"s a few weeks back and I strongly suggest you pick them up! We've got the second 7" EP from Austin's BREAKOUT, and the debut 7" from Richmond's ASYLUM (on the Vinyl Conflict Label). Considering the two releases we did prior to these (EARTH GIRLS and SUPERCRUSH) were some of the catchiest / most melodic releases GM has put out - figured it would be a good move to change it up with two of the hardest, most abrasive hardcore punk EPs we've done this year (of course, not including the ripping CRETINS 7" that came out at the beginning of Summer) … 
 
Anyways, back to the new releases; you can check out both the BREAKOUT and ASYLUM EPs on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page - both are up for free download, so head on over and give em a listen. For the mailorder nerds, I've got a small number of the color vinyl left of each so if you like what you hear, head over to the store and grab a copy. Here are links to both, along with descriptions:
 
GRAVE072: BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7"
BREAKOUT's second single follows their self-released "Razor Wire" nicely with a strong brand of UK punk-meets-US hardcore pummeling. Menace-meets-Nihilistics, Ruts-meets-Bad Brains; solid, catchy, furiously great songs.  Amongst the latest crop of punk bands in Austin (and everywhere else), BREAKOUT is one of a kind and "True Crime" proves it.  100 copies on Grey Vinyl
 
 
VC-005: ASYLUM "S/T" 7"
The debut EP from Richmond, VA's ASYLUM delivers six tracks of some of the most devastating and precisely executed hardcore punk you'll hear these days; a brooding hardcore assault powered by the driving rhythm of Motorhead, layered with buzzsaw guitars that bring to mind classic Scandinavian bands, and delivered with the non-stop intensity of Discharge.  ASYLUM have grown to become one of the best punk bands going in our city, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have their first vinyl output as the fifth Vinyl Conflict release.  100 copies on Pink Vinyl
 
 
Up next is the TENEMENT "Bruised Music Vol. 1" LP singles collection. We've got the vinyl, covers, and printed inners in house and we've just got the art for the insert booklet, so hoping to have these ready to roll by mid November! This project has been in the works for almost a year now, so of course we are very excited to finally have this out - everything looks and sounds wonderful!
 
Anyways, enough label talk, here's what's new in the webstore …
 
 
GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE:
 
WHAT'S NEW FOR OCTOBER 24, 2014:
 
This webstore update is definitely a bit more of a "mixed bag" than usual, but I assure you it's ALL 100% quality!  Some great new singles and EPs, including the new AUSMUTEANTS single on Total Punk (haven't grabbed the new LP yet, soon though!), the 7" debut from RAZORHEADS, some copies of the WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET? "Gluehead" 7", the URBANOIA 7", THE BROOD 7", DAILY RITUAL 7", a nice little restock of the LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Sex Pit" 7", and the 7" reissue of the demo from LUMPY spin-off, CAL AND THE CALORIES.  If you wanna branch out of the HC/PUNK realm (but not TOO far), I picked up some cool EPs from the Nostalgium Directive label, like the POPULATION 7" the debut 7" from Baltimore's WILDHONEY (both of their EPS are HIGHLY recommended!), and a couple more; plus a couple of essential reissues like the YDI "A Place in the Sun" reissue and a top notch reissue of the LA PESTE "Better Off Dead" 7" single - a KBD classic!  And speaking of reissues, finally got some copies of the second X (Australia) reissue on Ugly Pop - the "Spurts" LP, and you should of course pick it up along with the "Aspirations" LP.
 
Some rad LPs in this update as well, like the debut long player from Canada's ZEX, the latest UKIAH DRAG LP, and the long overdue full length from St. Louis' (and Grave Mistake alums) one and only CARDIAC ARREST! However, if you've hit a fast hardcore/punk overload (hey, it happens and there's no shame in it) and are are looking to mellow out or lighten things up with something a little catchier, a little more melodic - then this update is the one for you! Grabbed some copies of THE ERGS "Dorkrockcorkrod" LP repress (this, of course, is an all time personal favorite of mine), the wonderful third LP from Baltimore's highly underrated DEAD MECHANICAL (along with some other cool releases from the Toxic Pop Label), the WEED HOUNDS LP on Katorga Works (another highly recommended release, possibly in my top 10 of 2014), and a bunch of releases from Run for Cover Records including full lengths from PITY SEX, TIGER'S JAW, CITIZEN, and BASEMENT. 
 
Finally, picked up a few new tape releases as well including the "City Baby Attacked By Bats" comp (featuring a bunch of great current NYC bands), BLACK PANTIES "Dead and Gone" tape, SOME NERVE tape, and DIA FINAL tape. 
 
Check out the full list with descriptions below, and as always thanks for reading and the support!
 
Alex / Grave Mistake Records
 
New Webstore Titles for 10.24.14:
 
AUSMUTEANTS "Fed Through A Tube" 7" (Total Punk Records)
Ausmuteants are four Geelong goons who lie compulsively, have a bad sense of humor, and probably crack up whenever negative things are written about them on the internet. My kind of guys and an obvious fit for TOTAL PUNK. Over the last two years they have been putting out record after record of hook filled punk jams of the devolved variety, and the new single is no exception.  The A-side "Fed Through a Tube" is a slightly jerky punk ripper about being too lazy to chew your own food that would make Terri Schaivo proud. On the flip side "Arguements" they slow things down a bit add a catchy synth line and sing about the joys of being disagreeable. Oh yeah and did I mention they feature members of Poison?  100% TOTAL PUNK and not long for this world.
 
RAZORHEADS "S/T" 7" (Failure Recordings)
The vinyl debut from New Jersey’s favorite punks, Razorheads. If you’re not familiar, Razorheads play Japanese/Swedish influenced d-beat in the vein of Anti-Cimex, Disclose, Crucifix, ect. If you like your hardcore raw, noisy, and loud, then this is for you. This 7” has updated versions of the songs featured on their New York’s Alright promo cassette, as well as brand new material.
 
WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET? "Gluehead" 7" (Joe Pogo Records)
Another new 7" from Boston's Who Killed Spikey Jacket, recorded in the same session as their Beerstorm Trooper 7"
 
URBANOIA "Psykisk Terror" 7" (Solar Funeral Records)
4 ripping furious HC tracks from Norway's URBANOIA. As you can imagine, since the EP is named after the Norwegian band, Psykisk Terror, they play hardcore that harkens back to early 80s Norway. Simple, loud, raw thrash with Norwegian style.
 
CAL AND THE CALORIES "Demo" 7" (Lumpy Records)
"CAL AND THE CALORIES was formed to play songs that were rejected by the band LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS for being "too poppy". Apparently, "too poppy" to them means playing slightly more melodic music that follows in the grand tradition of Midwestern punk along the lines of more fucked GIZMOS or THE PANICS after they've been thrown through a mud puddle."
 
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Sex Pit" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Here it is, finally...the vinyl debut for St. Louis' LUMPY & THE DUMPERS. After a couple excellent tapes, Lumpy recruited some local freaks from bands like SHAVED WOMEN to back him up as THE DUMPERS. The result has been a string of wild live shows and this here three song 7". I imagine LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS as an odd growth off some of the freakier first wave US "KBD" punk bands like THE MAD or GIZMOS. Odd, creeping tempos and pure snot vocals lurch throughout these three songs. Excellent stuff that really stands out from the pack, and highly recommended. REPRESS with paper sleeve
 
DAILY RITUAL "Depressed State" 7" (4490 Records)
Daily Ritual play a standard style of catchy, melodic punk rock, in line with such bands as The Observers, Red Dons, Autistic Youth, the Estranged, etc. The melodies are memorable, the songs are catchy, the record is fucking good all around. If you are someone that actually cares about punk on a worldwide scale, this is a good record to scope to hear something that's currently exciting and relevant in southeast Asia. This is one of the better (and more popular) releases to come out of southeast Asia, pick it up and discover what the punks are dancing to on the other side of the world.
 
BROOD, THE "Defective" 7" (Self Released)
Debut 7" from this Philadelphia band, and like their killer demo tape it's a ripping little slice of straightforward, no-nonsense hardcore. The Brood kind of reminds me of Wasted Time a little bit in that Poison Idea clearly seems to be the main influence, and there's a total bulldozer effect to the way that the entire thing comes together. There are a couple of little tricks here and there to keep your ear interested... a couple of lead guitar parts, some catchy little stops and starts... but at the end of the day this is just bruising hardcore... if that's what you want to hear I'd recommend you pick this up.
 
TOTAL ABUSE "Looking for Love" 7" (Deranged Records)
Total Abuse, the ugly boys from Texas return after a two year hiatus with Looking For Love, a 3 track 7" EP ...Expect dissonant, debased, sleaze filled dirgy hell tunes... You either love them or hate them but you know to expect the filthiest ear shredding hardcore around . Looking For Love is the a search for forgiveness through the trash filled alley ways and underbelly of a seedy Texas city... Cover art by Jamie Fletcher... Back cover and an incredible illustrated 10 page booklet by Matthew Bellosi.
 
GOLDEN PELICANS "S/T" LP (Total Punk Records)
Remember your creepy uncle that lived in your grandma's basement and always snuck you beers at Thanksgiving while regaling you with tales of all the trouble he got into at high school and how "bad ass" everything was when he was growing up.  Well imagine him and all of his derelict buddies formed a punk band. The Pelicans are that band and after 3 singles they are back with their first 12". 8 blasts of raging riff heavy punk action clocking in at just over 14 minutes and 100% TOTAL PUNK.
 
UKIAH DRAG, THE "In the Reaper's Quarters" LP (Wharf Cat Records)
The Ukiah Drag has continued to improve with each release, but nothing could prepare me for how fucking good their debut LP. This is a monolith of an album that descends through the most drugged-out realms of desert punk and psychedelia. This will most certainly go down as being one of the most essential records of the year.
 
UKIAH DRAG, THE "Jazz Mama is Cryin" LP (Wharf Cat Records)
Wharf Cat has repressed the much sought-after 12" version of their initial tape release on Ascetic House. This is the band at their most raw, 4-track glory. They might never sound like this again (which is both a good and bad thing), but at least this material has been immortalized on vinyl. Essential!
 
ZEX "Fight for Yourself" LP (Capitalicide Records)
After releasing Savage City 7" , Wanderlust 7" and having East Coast US tour, theres a time for a debut long play for Ottawa's punks ZEX whose sound is a mix of old school punk rock (77-79) influenced by rock-n-roll and some speed/heavy metal tunes. 10 songs sound really fresh thats why you gotta hear it!
 
NOT AFRAID "Locked Out" LP (React! Records)
NOT AFRAID is a Belgian hardcore (super)group featuring members of True Colors (Packo back in action on vocals, sounding harder than ever), Justice and Dead Stop. The LOCKED OUT LP is as diverse and intense as you would imagine from such a cast and brings together the unique qualities of each band without attempting to recreate them. NOT AFRAID combines the passion and intensity of True Colors with the creativity and groove of Justice, stomped mercilessly into the streets of Antwerpen by the boots of Dead Stop. While definitely inspired by classic 80's hardcore, the Locked Out sound is difficult to categorize into a specific subgenre. All things considered, this is a HARDCORE record, and one of the best you’ll hear all year.
 
CARDIAC ARREST "In the Mouth of Madness" LP (Lumpy Records)
Cardiac Arrest is back with an all out classic hardcore effort, picking up and beefed up were last 7"s left off. An old Boston influence seems to be heard thrue these ears, judge for yourself 12 tracks to pummel too.
 
LA PESTE "Better Off Dead" 7" (Wharf Cat Records)
In their brief but storied career, Boston's La Peste put out only one official record consisting of just two songs. First released in 1978, right between the golden age of East Coast punk and hardcore’s takeover in the early 1980s, La Peste’s "Better Off Dead" seven-inch was informed equally by raw 60s rock and roll and the dust-clearing first wave of punk in 75-76. Hugely influential to post-punk, new wave, and hardcore punk, this seminal single has a rightful place in the hands of any vinyl junkie with a taste for the harder underground offerings of the late 70s. The A-Side’s needling intro bridges post punk and surf rock before crashing into a Damned-worthy power chord surge that never lets up or resolves. It’s a perfect sonic balance of CBGB sleaze and proto-hardcore rebellion — well suited to a tale of underage lust and parental disapproval. The B is a moodier, bass-driven cut that forges further out towards punk’s fringe, merging Christian Death’s goth menace to Gang of Four’s righteous throb. "Better Off Dead" captures a regional darling coming into its own. It sounds at once intimidating and scared of its own strength.  The record was released to massive acclaim in 1978 from punk's critical vanguard. Robert Christgau and John Peel both approved. It quickly became a sought-after artifact, and can still fetch three figures at auction, long after the band called it quits. The title track found its way onto a Killed By Death compilation, and the band’s remaining unreleased material populated several posthumous compilations (all now out of print).  This recording comes directly from the original 1978 Boston reels, with a light-touch polish from Josh Bonati of New York’s Bonati Mastering that serves only to preserve the original sound while cranking the volume. The first 100 records come packaged with a rare photo of the band previously thought lost, but tracked down expressly for this release. The limited run reissue offers the lost punk classic a chance to be found again, sounding as fresh as ever on vinyl, and presented with an attention to detail that pays tribute to the original artifact.
 
YDI "A Place in the Sun" 7" (TKO Records)
We are honored and excited to finally make this classic slab of brutal 80s U.S. Hardcore Punk available again in its original format!! In the early 1980s, YDi put Philadelphia on the map with their ferocious brand of Hardcore. In 1983 they unleashed their debut EP "A Place In The Sun" on Bloodbubble Records, a label formed by notorious Punk/HC promoter "Fat Howard" Saunders (RIP). "A Place In The Sun" is a blistering nine-track blast of HC fury, that holds it's own with "Pick Your King" the Negative Approach EP, and any other prime example of early American Hardcore. Unavailable for over a decade on ANY formate, we are glad to make this vital piece of American Punk history available again. Be sure to look for the complete YDi discography collection, coming soon from our friends at Souther Lord Records, but for now, drop the needle and enjoy some vintage, authentic inner city aggression from YDi!!
 
X "Spurts" LP (Ugly Pop Records)
Before their legendary debut LP, X recorded a 1977 demo session that is a brilliant snapshot of the period, and a treasure for anyone with an interest in world-wide first wave punk. Ten tracks, perfect raw/full recording, seething with desperation and urgency, this is the sound of early AC/DC meets "Pink Flag" with everything cranked.  37 years on, Ugly Pop presents the first ever vinyl appearance of this seminal document.
 
WEED HOUNDS "S/T" LP (Katorga Works Records)
Around five years in the making, Weed Hounds has finally completed their debut full length. This album perfectly captures their phenomenal blend of classic-era shoegaze and 90s indie pop a la the legendary Slumberland Records. Unlike a majority of their peers at the time, Weed Hounds was able to create something far more extraordinary than the usual, tepid nugaze or faux-twee pop that littered the indie world. Instead, Weed Hounds stands above the pack with a superior recording courtesy of Ben Greenberg and, most importantly, a songwriting ability that exhibits a clear understanding of what this style of music was meant to be.
 
WILDHONEY "S/T" 7" (Nostalgium Directive Records)
Baltimore's premier shoegaze act's debut 7". Their last one really blew me away considering it's a contemporary shoegaze record. I hate most of the newer stuff, but it really floored me. I went back and revisited this one that I thought was just pretty good, but it's much better upon second try. Definitely don't snooze on this one.
 
NOSTALGIST "Monochromantic" 7" (Nostalgium Directive Records)
Seattle's NOSTALGIST descend into a realm of dark sonics on their debut release, meshing the cold solitude of '80s post-punk like SISTERS OF MERCY with the warm, shoegazing heft of SLOWDIVE. Shimmering melody haunts the slow, reflective trudge of "illusory", while "twisting, slowly" sticks a lush, dreamy respite in the middle of an otherwise propulsive charge. Ten minutes of enveloping melancholy.
 
POPULATION "Relic" 7" (Nostalgium Directive Records)
Chicago's Population channel a citywide darkness with this pair of atmospheric post-punk tracks. "Relic" cruises at a steady, menacing pace as vocalist Keelan McMorrow laments a lost love. On "Mourning Dawn," the band locks in a steady groove as keyboards inject French coldwave lushness into the band's Manchester-inspired minimalism. In perfect accompaniment, the record comes packaged in a hand-assembled/-stamped/-embossed reliquary envelope designed by McMorrow.
 
HOLLOW SUNSHINE "Cold Truth" 7" (Nostalgium Directive Records)
Versatile visual artist Reuben Sawyer (Destruction Unit, Chelsea Wolfe, GAG) and vocalist Morgan Enos follow their 2013 debut LP with even catchier explorations of their drone/shoegaze/pop amalgam. Fans of Jesu and Hum will rejoice in the beautiful contrast of Sawyer's downtuned guitar mass with Enos' subdued, earnest vocal melodies as the duo meander pleasantly through two songs of helplessness, departure and relief. The record includes an exclusive woven patch designed by Sawyer.
 
DEAD MECHANICAL "OK Night" LP (Toxic Pop Records)
Baltimore's Dead Mechanical offer up their 3rd LP and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring it to you. This is a band we've loved from day one and it's been great watching them grow into the band they've become. Bands like Jawbreaker and Superchunk still hold down the foundation for the sound here, but this threesome has really come into their own with their songwriting, both musically and lyrically. This is easily their best record yet and they show no signs of slowing.
 
CAPITALIST KIDS, THE / TIGHT BROS Split 7" (Toxic Pop Records)
On one side you've got Austin's The Capitalist Kids churning out the hits on par with previous releases. Here they give us a love song, a timely song about government surveillance, and a cover by a band many would consider the antithesis of punk that they've spun into gold and worked out a tune that will be stuck in your head long after the record stops spinning. On the other side we've got three new songs from Columbus, OH's Tight Bros. This was our first introduction to the band and we got very excited very fast upon hearing these songs. An easy description would be something along the lines of a slightly more pop-punk friendly take on The Marked Men. These are songs for summertime. We look forward to more from these guys. Comes with a digital download code.
 
CAPITALIST KIDS, THE "At A Loss" LP (Toxic Pop Records)
Austin's The Capitalist Kids return with their third album, "At a Loss". They continue proving their love for classic Lookout! Records pop-punk band like The Mr. T Experience and Green Day while twisting the genre up just a bit by alternating between perfectly sweet love songs and perfectly insightful songs of social critique. The major difference this time around is the addition of a second guitar player which helps to make the melodies that much more infectious.
 
CITIZEN "Young States" 7" (Run For Cover Records)
The material offers a glimpse into the band's impressive and diverse growth, talent and promise. Tracks like "I Still Shut My Eyes" and "Untitled" are some of the catchiest uptempo emo/punk songs of the last decade while "Right Through" has ballad-esque qualities, calling to mind the slow pop punk classics of bands liek Taking Back Sunday and Brand New. The two acoustic renditions further showcase singer Mat Kerkes raw natural charisma and prove that Citizen has a long and exciting career ahead.
 
WHIRR "Part Time Punks Sessions" 7" (Run For Cover Records)
Originally released by the band as a tape, this awesome recording is seeing the light of day on vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day (4/20/2013). The track list features songs spanning the band's whole discography, all performed eerily perfect in comparison to their original, but the raw, live recordings show the songs in new light.
 
BASEMENT "Colourmeinkindness" LP (Run For Cover Records)
The young UK band's sophomore full-length is also their swan song - Basement has announced an indefinite hiatus following record release shows this winter, and the record burns with the cathartic, confessional urgency of leaving it all on this one last document. The album is the perfect blend of Knapsack-esque midwestern emo and overblown '90s grunge a la Nirvana and Sunny Day Real Estate.
 
BASEMENT "I Wish I Could Stay Here" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Nestled away in the UK's quiet, picturesque east coast town of Ipswich, the lads in Basement are conflicted between the comfort of the beautiful familiar and the allure of escape. As frontman Andrew Fisher's gravelly, Lifetime-esque yowl skips and stretches over driving rhythms and poignant guitar melodies, it's clear Basement expertly walk the line between the contrast of heartrending emo and gruff post-hardcore. Whether working through a slow, Seaweed-styled mid-tempo burn of pounding-out driving punk, Basement has a quiet layer of jagged desperation weaving their songs together under the smooth melodic surface.
 
CITIZEN "Youth" LP (Run For Cover Records)
From the first note of "Roam The Room," this album's massive, towering rock songs bleed emotion through until the tape runs out on the album closer, "Drawn Out." Ohio natives Citizen have captured the ghost of Brand New's "The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of Me" and reinvented brooding, chorus-driven alternative rock for a new generation. Beautifully harmonized, half-shouted vocals along with fuzzy, reverbed-out leads lend weight to the album's mood while also making it impossibly catchy.
 
PITY SEX "Dark World" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Hailing from Ann Arbor, MI, Pity Sex specialize in foggy, lo-fi noise pop and fuzzed-out, blown-speaker walls of sound, all with their own midwestern emo subtleties. The "Dark World" EP was originally pressed and sold out on midwest label Forward Records. The record is now being reissued via Run For Cover Records in advance of the band's debut LP due out mid-2013. 12"ep includes digital download and is limited to 500 copie
 
PITY SEX "Feast of Love" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Walking the razor's edge between overdriven, navel-gazing bliss and perfect pop sensibility, Ann Arbor, MI's Pity Sex has crafted a breathtaking debut LP that's both awesomely beautiful and deftly evocative. Massive, harmonically distorted guitars and airy, dual male/female vocals are hallmarks of "Feast Of Love," all washed in warm, dreamy reverb. Calling on the infectious, hooky inclinations of the Pixies, dreary melodies of the Breeders and sonic mass of My Bloody Valentine, Pity Sex's "Feast Of Love" twists and churns with these beautiful, yet fleeting, vignettes captured in sound.
 
TIGERS JAW "Charmer" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Between the power pop melodies of early Saves The Day and the hard-driving folk rhythms of Fleetwood Mac lies Tigers Jaw, a band whose raw immediacy is infectious and intoxicating. Shimmering organ textures, chunky guitar chords, and male/female vocal harmonies show the Scranton, PA, natives taking rural rock music from its legendary past to its vibrant future. Among the more innovative acts on Run For Cover Record's star-studded roster, Tigers Jaw has a profound musical purity that is as equally stirring in a basement of 40 people as it is in a club of 1,000.
 
TIGERS JAW "S/T" LP (Run For Cover Records)
For the past few years, five young friends from Scranton, PA known as Tigers Jaw have been playing their brand of upbeat, yet melancholy, indie rock, captivating nearly everyone in the room each time. The debut from Tigers Jaw may wear its influences on its sleeve, but instead of a repetitive list of soundalike bands, themes such as death, friendship and growing up are tackled from an endearing and hopeful perspective that is almost impossible not to relate to. This is a reissue of the debut self-titled full-length that served as the recorded introduction to Tigers Jaw and should tide over fans between the Balance And Composure/Tigers Jaw split 12" and the band's forthcoming sophomore full-length due to be released late summer 2010.
 
TIGERS JAW "Two Worlds" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Aptly titled "Two Worlds," Tigers Jaw's sophomore full-length draws on the strengths of the band's raw, minimalist atmospheres and driving grunge-rock rhythms, funneling them into a catchy, brooding and brilliantly focused album. Firmly planted in their own niche of the '90s-era Midwestern emo sound, "Two Worlds" probes Superchunk's indie-punk stylings, Weezer's discordant pop moments and the far edges of Kurt Cobain's brain while managing to sound almost nothing like those groups. It evokes many moods the band is known for, but adds a depth that will leave listeners discovering new reasons to love them with each new listen.
 
ERGS, THE "Dorkrockcorkrod" LP (Don Giovanni Records)
10th Anniversary! Back in print! New vinyl master!  A masterpiece of an album, and a fresh vinyl master that sounds way better than the original pressings. "The three-song suite of "Most Violent Rap Group," "Pray For Rain," and "Saturday Night Crap-O-Rama" may be one of the best triple plays in all of rock music, let alone pop-punk" - The A.V. Club
 
SETE STAR SEPT "All is Wrong" 12" (SPHC Records)
What is a "noisecore song" anyway? 10 songs, 100 songs, 1000 songs, everything blurs right by you as brief moments of expression. Our favorite Japanese grind crew threw two fingers in the air and wrote an 18-minute noisecore song a few years ago and released it as a tape. Granted the difference between 1000 songs in 18 minutes and one singular 18-minute song may be kinda superfluous in this context, but I have come to appreciate the nature of this epic noisecore narrative piece. It's a repetitive song that paints a certain kind of decay and 'falling apart' feeling that, yeah, really does just feel like musical destruction. This limited 12" single is a vinyl re-release of this song that was originally seen as a tape and 3" CD. Normal version on the A-side, which you can hear in its entirety below, and acoustic remix on the B-side.
 
SETE STAR SEPT "Messenger from the Darkness" LP (SPHC Records)
A 12" release of this free-form and improvised recording session, done with Official Lotus Fucker//SPHC Noise Scientist Mr. Mike Walls behind the controls, right here in Baltimore in May 2013, right before Sete Star Sept started their tour. Some tracks even feature Mike guesting on guitar.
 
THISCLOSE "One Foot in the Grave" LP (SPHC Records)
What if Cal was the only person in Discharge that thought heavy metal was cool? (Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing LP music, Grave New World LP vocals)
 
V/A "City Baby Attacked by Bats" Tape Comp (Burn Books Records)
DJ Chi2 presents CITY BABY ATTACKED BY BATS Mixtape! Featuring previously released material as well as some never before heard tracks by: Anasazi, Aube, Big Bang, Children With Dog Feet, Crazy Spirit, Creeping Dose, La Cruor, Freak Vibe, G.A.S.H, Goosebumps, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, L.O.T.I.O.N, Mommy, Razorheads, Savage Sex Boys, Sex Cross, Spiderman, Survival, and Warthog! ESSENTIAL NYC PUNK DOCUMENT.
 
BLACK PANTIES "Dead and Gone" Tape (Lumpy Records)
Brand New 10 Track 'album'. Raw rnr, ungrateful and distorted. You will want these songs out of your head but they won't go.
 
SOME NERVE "S/T" Tape (Failure Recordings)
Here we have the latest output from MA's Some Nerve. 3 tracks of hard, but catchy hardcore punk with some serious Poison Idea vibes. This is one of my favorite demos of the year, do not sleep on this. Cassette pressing of 150, pro-dubbed, with a doubled sided j-card and insert.
 
DIA FINAL Demo 2014 Tape (Demo)
Demo cassette from this new band featuring a bunch of veterans of the Los Angeles punk scene. This is an absolutely explosive demo cassette... the music is built around pretty simple 1-2 drumming and strong and simple punk riffs, but something about the performance here just jumps out of the speakers. It definitely bears a little bit of resemblance to the whole Ruleta Rusa / Peligro Social style, but the production is much more raw, the vocals have more of a kind of snotty, '77 flavor that recalls bands like the Stitches, and the music is much more straightforward and stripped-down.
 
MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #378 - Nov. 2014 (MRR)
Maximum Rocknroll #378, the November 2014 issue, features Part I of our ex-Yugoslavian history series: an extended Slovenian punk retrospective. BULDOGI, TOŽIBABE, INDUST-BAG, QUOD MASSACRE, PANKRTI, GRUPA 92, ŠUND, and KUZLE are interviewed about their roles in the fertile early Slovenian punk scene, including stories about smuggled instruments, bootlegged records, and high-school dances, as well as the legacy of Ex-Yugo bands. Also in this issue, Northwest Indiana’s BIG ZIT and OOZE stop by the compound on their West Coast tour for a split interview, and we have the final interview with recently-split Bay Area band YI. Jason Flower, the man behind the excellent reissue label Supreme Echo, gives us a window into how he developed his eclectic taste and clues us in to a few upcoming releases. An in-depth Australian scene report of punk activities Down Under and a photo spread from Philly’s recent POC Rockers! show round out the issue. And, as always, we’ve got all the columnists you love to hate, plus demo, book, movie and zine reviews and the most extensive punk record review section in print!
 
Restocks for 10.24.14:
 
ANGEL DU$T "Extra Raw" 7"
BIRTH DEFORMITIES "Suburbanized" 10"
BREAKDOWN "Runnin' Scared" LP
COCKNEY REJECTS "Flares N' Slippers" 7"
HOT NASTIES "Invasion of the Tribbles" 7"
IVY "S/T" LP
MASTERS APPRENTICES "Undecided" 7"
NERVOUS TREND "Demo" 12"
RAKTA "S/T" LP
RED DONS "Pariah" 7"
ROCK'N'ROLL BITCHES "Wild West" 7"
VEXX "S/T" LP

Friday, October 3, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE: New TOTAL CONTROL, DIE, IRON LUNG, NUMBER ONES, and MORE!

 
My apologies for hitting you with two updates in a row, but I've never been good with planning accordingly so this happens from time to time!
 
In addition to the new BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7" and ASYLUM "S/T" 7", I just put a bunch of awesome new distro stuff in the store this morning so figured it would be best to get a proper recap in before the week is up!

Of course, the new releases are available in the store (color vinyl out of 100 for each while they last), and you can give them both a listen or download over at the Grave Mistake Bandcamp. These are in house and are shipping out now, so no "preorder" bs and no waiting - anything that doesn't get out today will be in the mail Monday.

Anyways, I spoke about those a bit more in depth yesterday, so check that update out HERE if you missed it - they are both great fuckin EPs and I'm very excited to have them out.

As for the new webstore stuff, it's not that much but it's definitely all killer, no filler! We've got the new records from DIE, TOTAL CONTROL, UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE, IRON LUNG, GENERACION SUICIDA, plus the brand new X "Aspirations" and P.I.G.Z. reissues on Ugly Pop; the new LP from THE NUMBER ONES on Deranged, some copies of the MYSTIC INANE and STONE DAGGER 7"s, plus a few copies left of the NYC MAYHEM reissue LP.

Just restocked on the S.H.I.T. "Collective Unconsciousness" 7", INSTITUTE Demo 12", first GENERACION SUICIDA LP, ACHTUNGS LP, and PRIMETIME 7", as well so grab em if you haven't yet.

Here is the full list, thanks for reading!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records
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New in the Webstore for 10.3.14:

DIE "Vexed" 7"
Follow up to their amazing debut from last year. 8 new tracks of nihilist and anti social hardcore punk with a sound heavy rooted in both Bristol and Boston circa 1983. (Sonic Terror Discs)

TOTAL CONTROL "Typical System" LP
Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne’s visceral post-punk band Total Control. Typical System, their second LP, was written, recorded, created over the past two years and is set for US/Worldwide release via Iron Lung Records on June 24th and self-release in Australia/New Zealand on June 20th.  Total Control emerged from Australia’s dynamic punk scene in ’08, releasing a succession of 7”s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands.  Subsequently, they have released three very different records: a split 12” with Thee Oh Sees, a 7” single on Sub Pop and a house remix 12”. Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases, a further development on their continually evolving sound. (Iron Lung Records)

IRON LUNG "Savagery" 7"
Twelve songs clocking in around six and a half minutes. We fucking timed it! Iron Lung's most raw neanderthal powerviolence flex without bowing to the overworked conventions of the genre. Intentionally nasty and jarring music. They said it couldn't be done, but we keep getting faster and more savage with age. The world around us is more intense than ever and the music found here definitely reflects that. Our angriest record. Our country's dumbest time.  The first batch of 'Savagery' will be pressed on black or green vinyl and packaged in a fancy inner sleeve inside a hand stamped 12 panel poster. Art by Jon Kortland and Jensen Ward. Sounds by Jackson Long. (Iron Lung Records)

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE "Nou Mon" 7"
Two brand new long awaited songs to follow up last year's incredible "Observant Com El Món Es Destrueix" LP on La Vida Es Un Mus. UBI have managed, working so smoothly it almost seems effortless, to make music that is timelessly familiar and crackling with modern energy. Anthemic industrial tinged hardcore punk with an anarcho slant from Barcelona. Truly, music of the people for the people. One of the best bands going these days. Ring, ring, don't miss this call.  Black or orange vinyl comes packaged in a heavy feltweave sleeve in the style of our other singles from this series (PHT, Column Of Heaven, Gag, Flesh World...). (Iron Lung Records)

NYC MAYHEM "For Real" LP
26-track LP contains all of NYC Mayhem's studio recordings: two demo tapes and their unreleased "For Real!" 7" that was to appear on Urinal Records. Also includes a 12-page full-color book containing extensive liner notes and many rare/unseen images. Limited to 500 copies. (Radio Raheem Records)

NUMBER ONES, THE "S/T" LP
THE NUMBER ONES (AKA THE #1s) will take you to power pop heaven with their razor sharp 10 track self titled debut album. They are a Dublin based four-piece featuring members of Cian Nugent and The Cosmos (Matador / No Quarter), Cheap Freaks (Big Neck), Strong Boys (Milk Run), and The Pacifics (Bachelor). Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you've heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it's welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors."  (Deranged Records)

P.I.G.Z. "Bloody Belgium" EP
One of the crown jewels of worldwide first-wave punk, this Belgian band's sole release really is as good as it gets. All three songs here are excellent but "Bloody Belgium" and "Stooges" are stone classics. Unavailable since it was released in 1978, with original copies fetching up to four figures, and finally back in print through cooperation with the band. Includes booklet with interview, clippings and unseen photos! (Ugly Pop Records)

X "Aspirations" LP
The Sydney band's 1979 debut is one of the all-time great Australian records, a devastatingly tough yet diverse album featuring 14 tracks of superb punk rock, equal parts wiry tension and savage release. This antipodean classic has fallen out of print again in recent years but should always be available, so Ugly Pop is pleased to announce that we'll be reissuing it with new insert and unseen photos. (Ugly Pop Records)

GENERACION SUICIDA "Todo Termina" 12"
Second 12" from Generacion Suicida. This time around the group (from South Central, not East LA) brings 9 tracks of their sound. This is their sound, not some knock off, not some imitation, not a homage or retro dress up party... this is what the group does best. I'll save any boring comparisons and you save yours. Jam it up super and see. Recorded in 2014 after a European tour. The group has tour copies with them now on their East Coast tour.  B side is silk screened and includes a 18x24 poster. We have a limited color for mail-order copies. The bands East Coast tour starts this Friday!  (Going Underground Records)

SICK THOUGHTS "Coming Over" 7"
There's a few ST records out, but this is a shining star. Lazy record reviewers and critics alike say sick thoughts sounds just like a reatards rip but he's really coming into his own here.i hear a huge KBD and GG ALLIN as an influence on this one. With all these records coming out, Some may call it over saturation but Theyre all great so who gives a shit? Sick Thoughts LP out soon on Going Underground ("Home of the Hits")! (Going Underground Records)

SICK THOUGHTS "The Last Beat of Death" Tape
Last Beat of Death is pretty exceptional: the kid can't buy cigarettes legally but managed to record the entirety of these eight tracks in less than 48 hours. These new songs are his best yet -- blistering, frantic and unrelenting — all delivered in short hot spurts of two minutes a piece. Drew Owen's musicianship is finally catching up to the frenzied, pissed off headspace they were conceived in and you can bear witness via this hot pink piece o’ plastic, available in limited run of just fifty tapes (Minas World Tapes)

MYSTIC INANE "Deep Creep" 7"
Rising from the ashes of insta-cult hardcore punk outfit Necro Hippies, New Orlean's Mystic Inane finally deliver on the promise of their two demo tapes. Switching singers from tape to tape, the vocals on the second demo seemed a bit too unrefined for my taste, but that was clearly just a temporary thing because they're more powerful and more effective on this 7", which also boasts their best recording quality to-date. Top it off with a re-recording of their best song from the first demo, "Deep Creep," and we have a winner! If you haven't heard Mystic Inane before, they take their modern brand of freaky Midwest 80s USHC and mix it with No Trend, doing the combination more than justice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. (Negative Jazz Records)

STONE DAGGER "The Siege of Jerusalem" 7"
The highly acclaimed sold-out demo tape from new US Epic Heavy Metal band Stone Dagger featuring the voice of Brendan Radigan (Magic Circle, The Rival Mob, Battle Ruins) on 7"-vinyl, remastered by Jaime Gomez of Orgone Studios (Ghost, Cathedral, Aura Noir). For fans of Manilla Road, Dio, Cirith Ungol, early Manowar and Black Sabbath.  Third and final pressing! (Electric Assault Records)

FUN THINGS "S/T" 7"
Reissue of this classic mega rare (and mega expensive) Australian punk EP.  The Fun Things were a high energy punk band that was formed during the heyday period of punk rock. Known for their admiration of Radio Birdman, they also have been documented as being "modeled on almost exclusively on the Radio Birdman / Stooges / Sex Pistols mould".  The Fun Things released one highly acclaimed E.P. and has become "one of the most collectable artifacts from Australia’s punk rock era."   (Fanclub Pressing)

NEO-PUNKZ "Fascist Fuckerz" 7"
Back in 1980, punk was all about nihilism and not giving a fuck. Young punks got themselves guitars and drums and started their own band. So did a bunch of them who hailed from Haarlem, the exact same place Jesus and the Gospelfuckers came from. They recorded 5 songs that sounded snotty and raw. Obviously they did not care a lot about good musicianship and quality recordings and that might be exactly why this is such a great record. Snottyness that sounds natural and not as ' wanna be'  as a lot of bands these days. This is an essential record for people who like their punk raw and vicious.  Comes with 8 page booklet including the never before printed lyrics as well as lots of never before used pictures of this young punkz. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)

SUSPENSE "Murder with the Axe" 7"
I remember getting a letter from one of the DISORDER members who asked me to re-record him the SUSPENSE ep, because the song ' Crazy Sod'  got cut off before it ended. As a lot of punk bands, the NEO PUNKZ were influenced a lot by DISCHARGE (and not only musically) and in comparisation to the first ep, they sped up and had a distinct UK82 in sound (as well as their appearance). The subtitle of this record is; ' the end of the NEO PUNKZ , this is SUSPENSE'. They replaced one of the guitar players, recorded 3 fast songs and one longer and much slower one.  Again, this is one of the milestones in Dutch punk history and boy, don't they look good in studs and leather. Essential. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)

Restocks for 10.3.14:

ACHTUNGS, THE "Full of Hate" LP
GENERACION SUICIDA "Con La Muerta A Tu Lado" LP
INSTITUTE "Demo" 12"
PRIMETIME "S/T" 7"
PROXY "Slow Suicide" 7"
S.H.I.T. "Collective Unconsciousness" 7"

NEW RELEASES: BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7" and ASYLUM "S/T" 7" Out Now!

 


Two new releases out today; we've got the second 7" EP from Austin, TX's BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7" on Grave Mistake, and the debut EP from Richmond, VA's ASYLUM on the Vinyl Conflict Label. Very very excited for both!

Both EPs are up on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page streaming in full. I also decided to just put the DL's up for free, but of course, if you want to throw a couple of bucks our way for the download we will gladly accept it! If not, that's totally fine too - we appreciate you checking them out regardless.

Here is the info on both releases, and as always we have ltd. nerd versions for mailorder (which are shipping immediately).  Both releases will also start shipping out to distros/ stores and such next week, so if you would like copies in trade or wholesale please drop me a line and hopefully we can work something out.

GRAVE072: BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7"
BREAKOUT's second single follows their self-released "Razor Wire" nicely with a strong brand of UK punk-meets-US hardcore pummeling. Menace-meets-Nihilistics, Ruts-meets-Bad Brains; solid, catchy, furiously great songs.  Amongst the latest crop of punk bands in Austin (and everywhere else), BREAKOUT is one of a kind and "True Crime" proves it.  

100 copies on Grey Vinyl

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VC-005: ASYLUM "S/T" 7"
The debut EP from Richmond, VA's ASYLUM delivers six tracks of some of the most devastating and precisely executed hardcore punk you'll hear these days; a brooding hardcore assault powered by the driving rhythm of Motorhead, layered with buzzsaw guitars that bring to mind classic Scandinavian bands, and delivered with the non-stop intensity of Discharge.  ASYLUM have grown to become one of the best punk bands going in our city, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have their first vinyl output as the fifth Vinyl Conflict release.

100 copies on Pink Vinyl

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Also, a few webstore adds for this week like the incredible DIE "Vexed" 7", the debut LP from THE NUMBER ONES, the newest 12" from GENERACION SUICIDA, a new 7" and tape from SICK THOUGHTS, the MYSTIC INANE 7", STONE DAGGER 7", NYC MAYHEM reissue LP, and more …

As always, thanks for reading and thanks for the continued support!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE: KOWARD, GLUE, STEP FORWARD, BROTHERHOOD, and More!

GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS AND MAILORDER
Webstore Update / September 26, 2014


 
Hey all!  Wanted to drop a quick webstore update for you since it's been about a month since the last update; we'll have the BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7" and ASYLUM "S/T" 7" out next week so keep your eyes peeled for those. For now, here's a quick recap of what's been added to the webstore during September - it's been a little slow on the new distro front, but there is a lot of great stuff this batch so give it a read! I've also got a TON of new distro releases on the way, so expect a few sick updates within the next few weeks.

Over the past month picked up the latest 7"s from STEP FORWARD, GLUE, KOWARD, PROTESTER, NERV, NO FAITH, ARREST, LOW THREAT PROFILE, PATHETIC HUMAN, and RADIOACTIVITY, plus a few copies of the HURULA LP, the BROTHERHOOD reissue LP, FAILED MUTATION demo 7", the latest ORDEN MUNDIAL 12", PUSRAD LP, a few SATAN'S SATYRS records including both of their LPs, some rad melodic punk splits from the likes of CHESTNUT ROAD, THE NO MARKS, and BUZZORHOWL, debut 7" from DC's GENOCIDE PACT, demo tape from DC's ZOOM, and a few more.

Also restocked on both LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS singles on Total Punk, the HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "Stay Home" LP, the GAS RAG LP, a couple of CONDOMINIUM 7"s, both GIUDA LPs, and more. Check out the full list below, and thanks for reading!

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STEP FORWARD "S/T" 7" (Painkiller Records)
The original Step Forward 10 song E.P. was recorded in 2006 and released at the end of that year. In 2007 they started working on songs for a follow up, eventually recording a second session in 2009. That session was scrapped due to quality issues, with excerpts released on a cassette tape sold at one show in 2012. In Winter 2013, Step Forward decided to give their second E.P. one more try, rerecording some of the songs from 2009, and adding several new ones. After 8 years, here is the second Step Forward 7".

GLUE "S/T" 7" (Katorga Works Records)
Following up an endlessly-praised demo is certainly a feat in today's fickle world of hardcore punk, but Austin, TX's Glue pulls it off with aplomb with the band providing us with a slab of classic USHC that improves upon the tremendous promise of the aforementioned demonstration. Living in the darkness, sleeping in the light, Glue's in the city gonna run the night.

PROTESTER "S/T" 7" (Trash King Productions)
Bubbling over with pre-apocalyptic, post-adolescent furor stands Washington, DC by way of suburban NC's Protester. The singular vision of one angry youth is channeled into tightly packed bursts of rage at an unfriendly world in uncertain times. Unhindered by the complications of opposing viewpoints or musical sensibilities, this one-man-band delivers classic straight edge hardcore with maximum impact. While avoiding the retro trap of singular worship of one particular group or vibe, this recording blends the best of DC/Boston ’82 with Clevo/Seattle ’89 and a musical vocabulary that is enriched by, without being dulled by, all that has/is/will be punk.

KOWARD "Desperate" 7" (Side Two Records)
Koward return with 4 Blasts of UK inspired heavy dbeat. Staying away from the epic side of things, Koward keeps their songs catchy and punk. For fans of Doom, Disrupt and raw punk that's also music.

NERV "USA Off Earth Now!" 7" (Lagerville Records)
The newest batch of tunes from Iowa City’s NERV are now available on a 7″ titled USA OFF EARTH NOW, which you can check out/purchase in the Lagerville store. NERV play fast, unrelenting hardcore punk from the real American midwest that no one talks about. Seven songs clocking in at 8 minutes that are soaking of misanthropy and self-disgust. This record is for those who’d rather stay in than go out.

RADIOACTIVITY "Danger" 7" (Secret Mission Records)
It is no secret that Radioactivity are one of the hottest garage/punk acts on the planet right now. Featuring Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan from a legendary Denton, Texas quartet the Marked Men, the band saw the release of their highly anticipated debut LP on Dirtnap Records as well as a-song 7” on Germany’s Alien Snatch Records in 2013. Both records were received extremely well by the press and fans alike. Continuing the legacy of their mighty predecessor, Radioactivity, offer up some of the catchiest, most infectious, tightly executed pop tunes out there. But that doesn’t mean the band is content with just following a single formula, as is evident on their latest release on Secret Mission Records. Here are two brand new songs that offer some moodier melodies and are laced with colorful if not different guitar sounds, then on their previous releases. Danger is a contemplative number, in which singer/guitar player Jeff Burk does some deep soul searching, laid to a beautiful tune. While Why is a more confrontational number, with bigger drum sounds. Still, as usually is the case with Radioactivity, the melody is the driving force here. This is an amazing record! You definitely need it!

FAILED MUTATION "We Are a Failed Mutation (Demo)" 7"
(Self Released)
Self released vinyl version of their demo on Not Normal Tapes. That's right, True Believers, Not Normal is back with a brand new offering of Midwest slime: Milwaukee's Failed Mutation. Some schmucks you know/love got together and oozed out 7 originals plus a Deep Wound cover and were magnanimous enough to let us put it out. Raging hardcore that takes cues from Necros, Zero Boys, and, yeah, a bit of Deep Wound. You're a Failed Mutation, I'm a Failed Mutaion, We're all Failed Mutations, so do the mutant shuffle and get this tape, you fucks!

HURULA "Vi Ar Manniskorna Vara Foraldrar Varnade Oss For" LP (No Good Records)
New solo project from Robert Hurula Petterson who is also in Masshysteri, The Vicious, and Regulations.  Hurula continuing where he left off with the last amazing Masshysteri album.

BROTHERHOOD "Till Death …" LP (Southern Lord Records)
Having raged the West Coast from their 1987 inception to their disbanding just over two years later,BROTHERHOOD existed alongside Insted, Bl'ast, Chain Of Strength and Uniform Choice. The members of the band were all bred in the Northwest on The Accused, Poison Idea, The Melvins, and with East Coast threads born of SSD, DYS, Corrosion Of Conformity and Straight Ahead woven into their sound they created a powerful strain of straightedge hardcore in which the band conveyed their intolerance for racism, sexism and more through their lyrical basis and on-stage delivery. Their relatively short-lived run went on to inspire many of the seminal bands that have followed in hardcore straightedge such as Undertow, Unbroken, Champion, No Tolerance and many more. Members of BROTHERHOOD have posthumously forged numerous other musical endeavors including but not limited to Christ On A Crutch, Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters, Resolution, Digh Down, Burning Witch, Engine Kid, Sunn O))) and Goatsnake.

PUSRAD "Erarre Humanum Est" LP (Dead Beat Records)
Phenomenal LP here from Sweden's finest, PUSRAD, who feature two former members of the almighty Raped Teenagers. Creative mutants PUSRAD continue to redefine the boundaries of Punk/HC with fresh ideas and blistering songs. PUSRAD take cues from classic US HC bands like Deep Wound, FU's, Jerry's Kids, and Koro; but throw in really weird off kilter riffs and unsuspecting, stop-start tempo changes to really make their songs stick. The crisp, clean production really captures their ferocious, manic energy and for a HC band their musicianship is impeccably tight. 'Erarre Humanum Est' is as relentless as it is creative, and the unpredictable, uniqueness of each song is really what makes PUSRAD's music stand out. Flawless Swedish HC here from a band that continues to impress.

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE "Observant Com el Món es Destrueix" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Barcelona's UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE came out of nowhere a few months ago. Within a few weeks of their existence they had recorded a promising demo of experimental noisy hardcore, played a few shows in UK and Spain and started working on their debut album. Barely 6 months later they give birth to "Observant Com el Món es destrueix". A 9 track LP integrally sang in Catalan and with a psychedelic approach to their previous bands sound (GLAM/ ATENTADO/ DESTINO FINAL / INVASION/ CROSTA amongst others). Their primative anthems of nature seeking dreams are distorted, repetitive and heavy at times. With their boots firmly stuck in hardcore based while keeping the overall sound free of any boundaries and styles. The artwork by guitarrist Guillem el Muro reflects the spirit of the album perfectly. An explosion of hardcore between day dreaming of peace and nightmares of reality.

ORDEN MUNDIAL "Obediencia Debida" LP
(La Vida Es Un Mus)
Hailing from Mallorca ORDEN MUNDIAL plays unadulterated distorted hardcore punk which is equally influenced by WRETCHED/ CRUCIFIX or UNITED MUTATION/ MECHT MENSCH. Their guitar sound is unhinged with an insane tone over a relentless drums/bass and a vocalist which manages to get his point across firmly. Their message is clearly anti-authoritarian with most lyrics on the album questioning dogma and painting a bleak picture of our lifes. An urgent record for urgent times.  The album is pressed in 180 gsm vinyl and comes housed on a 350gsm reverse board jacket designed from the band. Includes a 60x30 black and white insert with lyrics and art.

SATAN'S SATYRS "Die Screaming" LP (Trash King Productions)
Resist if you please, deny if you will. In 2014 it is inescapable- Satan's Satyrs will surely find you, and you will "Die Screaming!" Screaming for more. This, their first LP as a souped up power-trio sees the young men from Virginia rising from the depths of the basement into the heights of 3-dimensional sight and sound. While "Wild Beyond Belief!" was a lumbering, thundering blast of crude fuzz and teenage snarl, this new LP is a multi-layered theatrical display of once-in-a-generation proportions. Engineered by Don Zientara (Void, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Foo Fighters) in his Inner Ear Studios, this 100% analog edition of their definitive release is as much a sonic delight as it is a showcase for their road-honed chops and creative brilliance. Starting with a grinding Hammond organ cranked through a vintage Leslie rotating speaker, this slab of wax, cut to vinyl by none other than Paul Gold- shows towering crescendos, and staggering lows are within the realm of Clayton and the gang's command. This release is the ONLY release in contemporary times that handles heavy occult rock with the delicate touch it requires. Not an exercise in belched lyrics atop a turgid amateur-hour approximation of Sabbath's "Hole in the Sky" for the 999th time - this release is varied and nuanced, from slow to fast, from jazz-informed passages to the scuzzy dragstrip sound of '60s exploito-cinema, this record truly has it all. Housed in a custom made Trash-Pak foldout cover, this is THE hard rock release of 2014.

SATAN'S SATYRS "Wild Beyond Belief" LP (Trash King Productions)
Remember the go-nowhere kid at your high school in Anytown, USA? The first to drop acid, the first to drop out, the first to wag the finger of adolescent inhibition in the face of all standing in their way. What if that kid actually got their shit together, and took the harder route of transforming their blood, sweat and hormones into a ripping deluge of blasphemous scuzz-rock workouts? Wild Beyond Belief!, the debut album from Virginia's Satan's Satyrs, is that refreshing blast of youthful energy in the staid wasteland of modern heavy metal.

HYALIN / THE NO MARKS Split 7" (Brassneck Records)
THE NO MARKS released their debut 7" at the end of 2013 and this 7" sees 2 brand new recordings of quality melodic punk from ex (and current) members of BLOCKO, CROCODILE GOD & THE DOWN AND OUTS.  This is the debut release from HYALIN who are made up of 2 thirds of BLOCKO and 2 thirds of CHESTNUT ROAD. 1 original song and 1 BROCCOLI cover.

CHESTNUT ROAD / BUZZORHOWL Split 7" (Brassneck Records)
I think BUZZorHOWL sum their sound up nicely with the line "We heard guitar was in trouble. We came as soon as we could". But for those of you who need a little more, the band hail from the North West of England and include members of Drive and Jailcell Recipes. They released their debut 7" in 2013 (a split with Good Grief) on Drunken Sailor Records. This is their second release and it is killer.  Chestnut Road appear on this page quite a lot. And rightly so. Hopefully you know them already but, if not... they are a 3 piece from Toulouse, France and they play music that, if I was looking for an easy comparison, would say sounded loosely like a bunch of guys who love Leatherface and Broccoli. As such, Chestnut Road love Leatherface & Broccoli. And they are one of the best bands out there at the moment.

CHESTNUT ROAD / PANIC ATTACK Split 7" (Speedowax Records)
Two awesome international bands, each doing one original and one Broccoli cover!!!

MODERN PETS "B.I.Y.S." 7" (Secret Mission Records)
MODERN PETS are back! With a couple of LP’s, a demo and a string of EP’s on such infamous labels as P.Trash, Modern Action and Dead Beat  Records, among others,  under their belt, this outfit from Berlin, Germany is showing no signs of slowing down. Their latest offering, a two-song scorcher, on Secret Mission Records recalls the best of late seventies-style power pop/punk rock bands like The Undertones, The Kids, Normals,  as well as some later combos such as The Hives(early on), Teengenerate, Carbonas and their fellow krauts The Kidnappers. The lead track, “B.I.Y.S.”, is an absolute fist-pumper. Punchy drums, killer guitars with a crazy fuzzed out lead in the middle. An all too familiar battle call in the chorus takes on a whole new life here. An instant classic, for sure! On the flipside is “Sweet Frustration”, a testament to trials and tribulations faced by a teenage leather jacket clad Romeo. A superbly executed sing-along that will be stuck in your head for quite some time. This EP will be out in time for the band’s North/South American Tour. A limited pressing of 500,  with  free download coupon included. And don’t forget to check them out live in the scummiest, sleaziest rock & roll pit near you!

DIALS "School Girl" 7"
(Secret Mission Records)
The latest from Secret Mission Records is a split release with the legendary Japanese label Mangrove. Continuing in the grand tradition of lo-fi garage punk from The Land of The Rising Sun is the brand new 7” from Mito, Japan’s DIALS. Even though the obvious and may be a bit lazy comparison to the great bands that came before them, such as the mighty Teengenerate and the fab Registrators is not out of place, it’s the tunes on this baby that make us flip with joy and make us look to the current and, perhaps, to the future!!! School Girl, a great punk rock & roll number that’s a little faster and a little grimier. Super catchy! Nervous is a guitars-forward rocker, dressed in tight drumming and booming bass. And to assure that you won’t sit still they throw in hand claps a-plenty, which (in the perfect world) turns it in to something you can shake your money maker to.  This record comes in a slick hand screened jacket. Only 200 copies are available for US distro with 300 going to Japan! GET IT NOW OR CRY ABOUT IT LATER!!!

BOYS ORDER "Tomorrow Dancing" 7" (Secret Mission Records)
There is pop music, and then there’s POP!!!! Osaka, Japan’s Boys Order fall into latter category. Made up of ex-members of Radio Shanghai, Prambath and Zero Numbers, these guys offer the kind of New Wave noise that could potentially feel up a sports arena with screaming fans in their native land and a decent size club here, in the US of A. Everything on this record is BIG! Big guitars! Big drums! Big bass! Big keyboards! The girl vocalist has a sweet voice that’s, well…. BIG! Both songs are extremely catchy. Superb party music that would make Andrew W.K. proud. Tomorrow Dancing is an anthem that could challenge Kim Wyld’s “Kids In America” or Epoxies’ “Need More Time” in a karate match! A more frantic Danger offers screaming guitar, wild futuristic synth noises and crazy drum beats! This record is not meant to be listened to low decibels. Some side effects may occur, such as hanging from the ceiling fans, beer showers, food fights! 500 copies only!

GENOCIDE PACT "S/T" 7" (Bad Teeth Records)
Washington D.C.'s GENOCIDE PACT are back with their first official follow-up to their excellent 4 song demo.  The 2 brand new songs on this 45 7" single are a very apparent step up from their previous material. Perfectly crafted death metal in the vein of classic bands like Obituary, Carcass and Entombed but not without its own personal touch. You get the best of both worlds here, punk and metal fans united as one.  Now available!!! One time pressing of 500...don't sleep on this! It will never be repressed once these are gone.

ARREST "La Poli Bastarda" 7"
(No Nostalgia Records)
ARREST follow up their killer demo with La Poli Bastarda 7", finding itself at the perfect intersection of Spanish punk and UK 82/Oi!. On this record, members of other excellent Barcelona bands such as CRIMEN DE ESTADO and SIBERIA harness their appreciation for DECIBELIOS, RIP, and BLITZ into 4 flawless tracks of driving and angry punk, with an infusion of melody and catchiness that recalls NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS. In the true Barcelona spirit, lyrics commenting on state repression and class struggle are delivered with impeccable timing in both Spanish and Catalan, including an added bonus of English translations on the insert. The record comes beautifully packaged in full color with an obvious nod to the timeless 4-SKINS. This is a shared release with Discos Enfermos (Barcelona) and required material for fans of international punk.

PATHETIC HUMAN "Public Disgrace" 7" (Helta Skelta Records)
After releasing some of Austrlia's best hardcore, including a split with SUFFER, a S/T 7" and string of cassettes this is PATHETIC HUMAN'S, third and final vinyl output. Recorded back in 2009 but unreleased until now. This slab of strange power violence sees them taking their approach one step further. Still loose and heavily indebted to anti-social sounds and substance, but with a heavier take and a more eratic mood. In sound this is heavier than their previous releases but just as claustrophobic and stifling. An ugly assault. A great send off to this now defunct band. Fortunately members moved onto CHROME DOME, ZINGERS, VELVET WHIP, HEADLESS DEATH, RIP FUCKER, DEBACLE, HAVITTAJAT and various more.

NO FAITH "Dead Weight" 7" (Clean Plate Records)
Power violence saturated with noise and disgust.  No Faith is 3/4 of VACCINE grinding through an ear shattering twelve minutes of pummeling and heavy angst.  Not for the faint of heart. Reminiscent of early Suppression, Bucket Full Of Teeth, Man Is The Bastard, and other extremes.

LOW THREAT PROFILE "Product Number 1" 7" (Deep Six Records)
Back in print! Ten tracks of straight forward hardcore with members from No Comment, Infest and Lack of Interest.  Recorded before 9/11/2001.

LOW THREAT PROFILE "Product Number 3" 7" (Deep Six Records)
This third output from Low Threat Profile features Infest's Matt Domino not only playing guitar and bass but doing all of the vocals as well, with the band being rounded out by Bob from Deep Six/Lack Of Interest on drums. These nine tracks are exactly what should be expected: fast, intense hardcore that borders on the powerviolence played by those who originated the genre.

WOODWORK / DYING Split 7" (Hydrogen Man Records)
Here's a killer split 7" featuring new material from Philadelphia, PA's Dying and Toulouse, France's Woodwork.  The first two songs on the split come courtesy of Dying.  For those of you unfamiliar with the band, Dying is a vegan straightedge hardcore band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2012.  Dying play a dark and metallic style of 90's influenced hardcore.  Musically, Dying can be said to be influenced by bands such as Unbroken, Harvest, and Torn Apart.  The second two songs on the split come courtesy of Woodwork.  Woodwork is a five piece band from Toulouse, France who formed in October of 2011.  Woodwork play a metallic and politically charged style of hardcore with a killer 90's vibe.  Overall, this is a killer split and both band's offer up top notch material for this split.

LOS CRUDOS "Cobardes" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Four hard to find Crudos tracks comped onto one 7"... includes three tracks that were originally released on compilations back in the day as well as one that was a CD-only bonus track on their discography CD. Four vintage slices of Crudos' 90s hardcore attack and they sound great on wax!

VIDEO "Cult of Video" 7" (No Good Records)
Two killer new songs from everyone’s favourite Texas punks.  Taken from the “Join The (Hate) Wave” 7” recording session on Total Punk.

FRAU "Punk Is My Boyfriend" 7" (Static Shock Records)
Static Shock Records gets the honour of releasing the debut three track 7" from London feminist punks Frau who feature members of Woolf and Good Throb. They released the much loved 8 track 10 minute demo on Tuff Enuff Records in late 2013 (which has now been reissued on LP by Dead Beat Records) and now return with three more short blasts of discordant and furious noise. 'Punk Is My Boyfriend' is a dirty and scratchy cut with pounding drums and an insistent guitar hook. It comes over like a mix of Pre 'Cut' Slits, Huggy Bear and Kleenex. 'Snakeskin' is possibly the only song in the world that could have appeared on both Crass' 'Bullshit Detector' and any Kill Rock Stars compilation. Final track 'Orca' sounds like it could fall apart at any moment and just about makes the one minute mark. The guitars grind over a busy bass, heavy yet loose drums and explosive vocals. DIY has never sounded so good. Limited to 400 copies with hand stamped sleeves.

SATAN'S SATYRS "Black Souls" 7" (Trash King Productions)
Satan's Satyrs return with their first studio release since 2012's "Wild Beyond Belief" and it is nothing short of electrifying. "Black Souls" the lead-off single from their upcoming "Die Screaming" LP is a wild ride out of the dungeon that spawned them into a three-dimensional orgy of forbidden delights. Swirling guitars, grinding bass, and thundering drums propel their sound to new heights of rock and roll abandon. Never has their potent blend of psychedelic-hard-blooze-rock-a-punk-a-rolla sounded so crystal clear, and yet so earthshakingly heavy. This release marks their first recordings as a full band, with none other than Don Zientara (Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Fugazi) of Inner Ear Studios at the board. Recorded 100% analog, with real instruments- this young power trio lays waste to bands twice their age. Backed with a USA exclusive instrumental b-side that brings to mind the classic soundtracks of yore, this record is released in an extremely limited edition. Don't delay, order today, and whet your appetite for the rock and roll experience of 2014: "DIE SCREAMING"- THE LP!

SATAN'S SATYRS "Live at the Black Cat" 7" (Trash King Productions)
Recorded live shortly after the release of their debut LP, this 7" showcases the youthful energy and seasoned swagger of the premier power-trio of the twenty-teens. Filling the stage with their massive stacks of Mississippi-made gear and once-in-a-generation freak charisma, this is the first document of their fully realized lineup. Raw and loud, this puts you in the front row- the proper appetizer for their worldwide assault this year. Catch them at Roadburn, on the road in the USA and Canada, or right in the comfort of your listening room and experience the future of rock and roll: intriguing, heavy, and WILD BEYOND BELIEF!

DROPDEAD / CONVERGE Split 7" (Armageddon Label)
A pairing of two legendary bands celebrating their joint twenty year history within the Punk/Hardcore genre.  Both songs were recorded at Kurt Ballou's God City Studios in early 2011, and mastered by John Golden (Neurosis, Melvins, etc). "Runaway" from Converge is an instant classic for the band, unrelenting in its speed and emotional ferocity from beginning to end. While Dropdead's "Paths of Glory" is an unforgettable political punk/hardcore anthem, that proves that the years behind the band have only strengthened their hold on the battlefront of the true underground.

POISON IDEA "Getting the Fear (RSD 2014)" 7" (TKO Records)
Limited edition Record Store Day colour 7" originally released as a 12".  When it was originally released over 25 years ago, the Getting The Fear 12" was immediately considered by many to be the height of POISON IDEA collector scumdom: a mailorder-only 12" single, pressed on a vast array of limited color versions, all hand-numbered and including a poster. The original pressing quickly disappeared into legend, joining Pick Your King as one of the most sought-after pieces in the vast POISON IDEA discography. Now you too will be able to own this classic release on vinyl without paying out the $300+ price the original fetches in the online collector market. You're welcome As always, keep your eyes peeled for further POISON IDEA LP reissues for the TKO RECORDS Kings Of Punk series!!

BRIMSTONE HOWL "Blowhard Deluxe" LP (Dead Beat Records)
Roaring out the gates with a gale force of noisy, feedback-drenched guitars and thunderous pummeling drums, the pride and joy of Lincoln, NE return with a snarling, shambolic vengeance.  On  'Blowhard Deluxe', BRIMSTONE HOWL continues to exorcise their putrid, grimy Rock N Roll demons by primitively, pounding Blues fucked riffs into gloriously-trashtastic backwoods anthems.  The fingerprints of BRIMSTONE HOWL's sound is seeped in the rich musical grime of bands like  The Gun Club, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Cramps and The  Oblivians; and they cathartically spew raw, gritty blasts of Riff N Roll supremacy.  Pioneers in the underground Garage scene, BRIMSTONE HOWL have come a long ways since their early days working with Jay Reatard and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). Another winner from the HOWL.

ZOOM Demo Tape (Trash King Productions)
ZOOM is the culmination of things brewing for quite some time. East meets west, young meets old- a story oft repeated but mostly obscured by ex-member hyperbole and undelivered promise. The difference for ZOOM is that rather than attempting to adhere to the narrative of the dominant trends in music in this era ZOOM exists for the symbiotic renewal and enrichment of music for all eras. This vampiric feast of youthful energy and time-tested wisdom is as much for those in the crowd as it is for those on the stage. While this spirit is immortal, ZOOM's lifespan is surely finite- feast while you can on their eponymous cassette debut.

OUT FOR BLOOD Issue #1 Zine
Richmond's new hardcore rag OUT FOR BLOOD is here - includes interviews with John Evicci (Out Cold / Oblivionation) and Jon Westbrook (Knife Fight), plus the appropriate amount of reviews, shittalking, and exclusive photos to make for a quality HC zine. Has a similar feel to Counterfeit Garbage, with writing and layout duties split between two proficient cretins. Not for poseurs or pseudointellectuals - a real meat and potatoes HC rag.

FASHIONABLE ACTIVISM Zine Issue #3
Issue #3 features interviews with Laura Pallmall, Elijah Funk, and Black Panties  plus loads of full bleed gig photos among other things. It’s 32 pages and printed on a risograph machine with red ink which looks killer!

Restocks for 9.25.14:

ARCHAIC "Noise in Your Head" 7"
BRAIN TUMORS / PISS WALKER Split 7"
CONDOMINIUM "Carl" 7"
CONDOMINIUM "Thug" 7"
CREEM "Curator" 7"
ETERNAL CHAMPION "Last King of Pictdom" 7"
LIFE STINKS "Portraits" 7"
LUMPY & THE DUMPERS "Gnats In The Pisser" 7"
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Bat" 7"
MAGIC CIRCLE "Lighting Her Fire" 7"
SPINE "S/T" 7"

FRAU "S/T" LP
GAS RAG "Beats Off" LP
GIUDA "Let's Do It Again!" LP
GIUDA "Racey Roller" LP
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "Stay Home" LP
HATED YOUTH / ROACH MOTED Split LP
POISON IDEA "Kings of Punk" 2xLP
SADO-NATION "We're Not Equal" LP
SPAZZ "Crush Kill Destroy" LP
SPAZZ "Dwarf Jester Ring" LP
SPAZZ "La Revancha" LP
TRAGEDY "Nerve Damage" LP