Friday, November 27, 2015


2015 BLACK FRIDAY SALE - 11.27.15

Happy BLACK FRIDAY everyone!!! I'm going to keep this email short and sweet; the Grave Mistake Black Friday Sale brings us over 1000 distro titles on sale this weekend! Tons of LPs, 7"s, and Tapes at sick prices, many of which are discounted 20% off or MORE.  EVERY Grave Mistake release (including this year's releases) and Package Deal is on sale as well, some of which are REALLY cheap. I've also put all of the shirts and other assorted merch on sale as well (not to mention, got a few new sick 1" and 2" pin designs in this past week so be sure to check those out).  No coupon code required, everything is priced and ready to go!

You can check out the main BLACK FRIDAY SALE 2015 PAGE here:

On this page you will find links to all of the assorted collections here for easy browsing if you were looking for something specific (or just wanted to see what's available).

In addition to all of the Grave Mistake Releases and Package Deals on sale, there are over 300 freshly priced Distro 7"s and almost 500 Distro LPs on sale, not to mention another 300 or so 7"s and LPs that were ALREADY on sale have been marked down EVEN CHEAPER! Plus all Tapes are on SaleMost of these Distro titles will be on sale throughout the weekend however there are a few (probably about a quarter of the list) that will only be on sale until midnight tonight. Take advantage of your shopping today if you can!

I also decided to put a few Test Pressings up for sale as well - I rarely sell test pressings publicly, so if you are a diehard collector looking to get your hands on a limited, exclusive version of one of your favorite Grave Mistake titles - then now's your chance! There are over 20 Grave Mistake test pressings (both old and new) available, and these will only be available until Midnight tonight.

Finally, I'm also running a sale on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page - 60% off all downloads with the code: blackfriday2015

Thank you all for your support this year!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Webstore Update / 11.12.15
The year is winding down but the great new releases keep on coming! Still not much to report on the label front just yet, but you'll get a pretty decent update before the year is up so keep your eyes peeled for that! Planning my Black Friday action now too so that's something to look forward to as well.

Let's get right into this week's update …
First up is the latest LP from NJ's own (and Grave Mistake alumns) NIGHT BIRDS!  This new record is KILLER! Mutiny at Muscle Beach is everything you've come to expect from these Jersey boys, cranked up to 20. I think that this might be my favorite Night Birds release yet! Definitely check this record out - Night Birds are a band that only get better and better, and a powerful third LP can be an arduous task for most punk bands, yet they seem to pull it off effortlessly.

Two more LPs I'm extremely stoked about in this update are the Your Face Sideways 12" from Baltimore's WILDHONEY and the debut LP, The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us, from Philadelphia's BEACH SLANG. Both bands have been on constant rotation here at GMHQ since their EPs, so it's great to see new material from these bands and these new releases do not disappoint one bit. Wildhoney picks up right where their debut LP on Deranged left off, and the Beach Slang full length is warmly welcomed after two incredible EPs.
Grabbed all three PROMISE RING reissues from Jade Tree - one of the best indie/"emo" bands from the late 90's and these LPs definitely deserve the reissue treatment.   I also picked up a few other assorted odds and ends releases that I've really been digging over the past year or so - like the AYE NAKO The Blackest Eye 12", the debut LP from Toronto's ALVVAYS, the FIELD MOUSE Hold Still Life LP, all three PEACH KELLI POP LPs. All great stuff that's highly recommended!

I was able to get my hands on a few copies of the BLACK PANTIES and PATSY 7" on Total Punk, which are already both sold out from the label so act fast if you've been meaning to pick up copies! I also finally picked up the latest GOLDEN PELICANS LP from Florida's Dying, as well as restocked their first LP; Picked up a few copies of the EP reissue from 70's Belgian rippers STAGEBEAST, a brand new repressing of the classic BATTALION OF SAINTS Second Coming LP, and a few copies of the BIKINI KILL Revolution Girl Style Now LP that was released not too long ago, as well as restocks on some other essential Bikini Kill vinyl.

Some great demos in this update worth checking out - the 2nd demo (and first on tape) from DC/RVA's I.C.E. - sick, hard-as-nails-dancefloor-violence-inducing hardcore featuring members of Red Death and Pure Disgust; the LINE OF SIGHT demo - new DC hi impact posi-core featuring members of Mindset, Barge, Red Death, and Protester; the ODD MAN OUT Demo 7" - six tracks of hard pittin straightedge from Olympia / Seattle; the BLANK BODIES demo - new D-Beat/Scandi-Hc out of Denver. I also picked up a ton of tapes from Voices From Inside records from the Ukraine! This label has been doing tape pressings and reissues of a lot of your favorite US bands' (as well as a few awesome non-US bands') demo tapes and EPs, and I was able to import a few copies of each (these quantities are VERY limited though). So, if you missed getting tape versions of releases from bands like Savageheads, Bloodkrow Butcher, Die, WKSJ?, Koward, or Eel (to name a few), then check these out!

Finally, a few restocks of note - the Tenement Predatory Headlights 2xLP is back in stock (in case you've been slacking), the Protester No Identity 7", the Absolut / Paranoid split LP, and a ton of Dischord titles back in the store including the Faith/Void split, SOA demo 7", Embrace LP, Egg Hunt 7", Artificial Peace reissue LP, Marginal Man LP, Rites of Spring LP, and Teen Idles demo 7".

That's it for this update, thanks for reading!

Alex / Grave Mistake
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New Titles in the Webstore for November 12, 2015:

NIGHT BIRDS "Mutiny at Muscle Beach" LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
In 2009 NIGHT BIRDS resuscitated the surf-inspired 80’s hardcore sound and have been cranking it to a new level ever since. Mutiny at Muscle Beach, the band’s third full-length and first on Fat Wreck Chords, is an unrepentantly raw blast of punk rock that evokes the spirit of Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, Germs, D.I., and Circle Jerks. The 12 tracks are further developed with NIGHT BIRDS’ integration of modern influences, a referential aesthetic, and a healthy dose of passionate innovation. From “(I’m) Wired” to “In the Red/In the Black” to the title track, Mutiny at Muscle Beach brims with an epileptic energy that defies the listener to sit still. Just like NIGHT BIRDS’ live show, this album is an unbridled onslaught of throwback-meets-modern hardcore that never stops to take a breath.

BEACH SLANG "The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us" LP (Polyvinyl Records)
Over the past two years Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans but they've always been missing one important element: An album. Luckily the band's full-length The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is the culmination of their collective career and picks up where their two critically acclaimed 7-inches, 2014's Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street and Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? left off. The feelings of youth and vulnerability lie at the core of Beach Slang's music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis. It references the ghosts of the Replacements but keeps one foot firmly rooted in the present. It's fun and it's serious. It's sad but it isn't. It's Beach Slang. While The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us further expands on Beach Slang's unique sound, it also showcases their sonic diversity. From the shoegazing sheen of "Noisy Heaven" to the downbeat dreaminess of "Porno Love" and refracted rage of "Young & Alive," the album is a fuzzed-out masterpiece that takes influence from the past while staying rooted in the present.

WILDHONEY "Your Face Sideways" LP (Topshelf Records)
Wildhoney chooses to use songwriting and melody as primary vehicles on their pop excursions, a traditional approach they first proposed on Sleep Through It and wholly celebrate on Your Face Sideways. The five songs on Side A of the EP were recorded at Marlborough Farms by New York pop legend Gary Olson (Jens Lekman, Crystal Stilts, Frankie Rose, Literature, Architecture in Helsinki), and are steered by Shusterich's vocals. Like a sculptor, Shusterich molds her voice to carry sweet melodies against uptempo instrumentation, poetically exploring loss and depression through her lyrics. The long, slower composition "FSA II" comprises the entirety of Side B, expanding on what was explored in "FSA" from Sleep Through It. Recorded directly to tape by Jordan Romero in his Baltimore bedroom, the track uses sparse repetition, minimal guitar, glockenspiel, flute, synths, and field recordings to remind the listener that while noise and effects may come and go, Wildhoney holds a map to pop magic—taking the alternate routes, guided by heart and mind.

BLACK PANTIES "Prophet of Hate" 7" (Total Punk Records)
Following a debut single on Lumpy Records and coinciding with a brand new 7” on Windian, Total Punk’s got a brand new hit single on their hands from St. Louis’s, black masked crybaby jerk master, Black Panties.  “Prophet of Hate” is a three and half minute plodding, feedback laden, punk punisher covered in scraping guitar, reverb soaked vocals and all means of obnoxiousness. The b side is a blown out ode to Violence.  Violence and hate!  Black Panties definitely knows the way to our heart and is 100% TOTAL PUNK!

PATSY "Tuley Tude High" 7" (Total Punk Records)
Debut single from New Orleans/ Chicago punk outfit Patsy.  Patsy features members of Mystic Inane, but the connection ends there.  Nothing “mutant” about this.  Two tracks of  straight ahead rumbling punk rock highlighted by Candice’s Darby style drawn out growls and killer vocal hooks. Look for another single on Total Punk later this year. All killer no filler 100% TOTAL PUNK!

STAGEBEAST "Belgium Ain't No Fun Anymore" 7" (Belgian Waffles Records)
Stagebeast was a band from the north coast ( our only coast ahah ) of Belgium. Ostende , the ferry town which took all the Belgian punks to the punk Mecca of London, to be exact.  So it's no surprise that shitty holiday's "sun-hole" became the birthplace for one of the very first punk 7"s , a 7" that was more a legacy than a starting point. Stagebeast started beating the bars and other anonymous places in late 76 , but didn't record their sole 7" till late 77.  A short story much like Sex Pistols , signed with a label, destroyed the manager's office like good fucked-up punks , and were then banned. It became difficult for them to find dates, so Willy Willy,cwho was thinking about a real career as a musician leaves the band, the split is inevitable . Willy joined the Scabs who will take a "colder" direction , Frank Dubbe and his Ostende's contingent  soon form Revenge 88 ,a wavy punk sound perfect for the desperate early 80's and his numbers of dead.. and Stagebeast becomes another bookmark in punk history. Now lovingly reissued by Belgian Waffles in nearly identical color cardboard sleeves. Turn this beast up and annoy your neighbors.

BIKINI KILL "Revolution Girl Style Now" LP (Bikini Kill Records)
Originally released in May of 1991, Revolution Girl Style Now was Bikini Kill's first demo. For this reissue, the songs have been remixed by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) and remastered by John Golden. This version also features three previously unreleased tracks: "Ocean Song," "Just Once," and "Playground

(Nutrons Records)
Newly reissued version of Battalion of Saints' classic LP, done by the band on their original Nutrons label. The Battalion of Saints are one of the more hard core punk bands from there time. Starting in 1980 out of San Diego, their songs were nonstop blasts of adrenaline and raw power. The Batts were one of the most furious and nihilistic bands that were ahead of there time. In 5 years the band accomplished unforgettable performance's leaving a deep impression and influence on the punk rock scene.

ODD MAN OUT "S/T" 7" (Warthog Speak Records)
Vinyl version of Olympia/Seattle straightedge band's cassette demo from earlier this year. Six tracks of pit-clearing, straightedge HARDcore with a conscience. East Coast and Mexico tour this winter with PROTESTER. Limited Edition of 250; 150 on Black vinyl / 100 on Green (we have BLACK VINYL for distro)

ICE "2nd Demo" Tape
Second demo from this DC / Richmond band featuring members of Pure Disgust and Red Death!

Brand new band out of the nation's capital coming correct with 4 sick ass tracks of straight edge hardcore. Features members of Clear, Mindset, Red Death, Barge, and Protester.

Four dummies from Denver who accidentally discovered the secret for writing Swedish riffs with American hooks. This seriously sounds like if ANTI-CIMEX was as obsessed with SSD as they were DISCHARGE. Four idiot anthems and a MECHT MENSCH cover. Members of LOW TAX, NEGATIVE DEGREE, CADAVER DOG, CITY HUNTER, and NO CROSSES, but don't let any of that dissuade you...this band is actually good

PROMISE RING, THE "Very Emergency" LP (Jade Tree Records)
The highly anticipated third album with ten songs produced by J. Robbins of Burning Airlines. At this point, these guys need no introduction. Now available again on vinyl. LP includes free MP3 download of album.

PROMISE RING, THE "Nothing Feels Good" LP (Jade Tree Records)
The Promise Ring's penchant for writing the most perfect pop songs around has never been more evident than on their sophomore full-length. Irresistible in every way, Milwaukee, WI's jukebox heroes have encapsulated their vibrant live energy on record and it shows. You won't be able to get these songs out of your head for months. Now available again on vinyl. LP includes free MP3 download of album.

PROMISE RING, THE "30 Degrees Everywhere" LP
(Jade Tree Records)
The debut full-length by the hit-making, hip-shaking pretty boys from Milwaukee, WI proves that they aren't just a singles band. An inspiring collection of 12 poetic arrangements, the album is overflowing with soaring energy and enough hooks on which to hang the entire football team's varsity jackets. Now available again on vinyl. LP includes free MP3 download of album.

GOLDEN PELICANS "Oldest Ride, Longest Line" LP (Florida's Dying Records)
After making a run at the heavyweight championship of the punk rock world with their debut long player back in 2014, the Golden Pelicans are back with a new 12” -- and this time they’re determined to take the belt back to Orlando. On “Oldest Ride, Longest Line” the Pelicans bolster their patented thug punk attack with monstrous riffs straight out of the seventies Aussie hard rock playbook. Think of an alternate reality where Black Flag got stuck on Rose Tattoo instead of Black Sabbath and you’re almost there. However, like any veteran of the ring, the Pelicans are more than just a bunch of one-move jabronies. Sure, the nine songs on this record seethe with an aggressive swagger guaranteed to put hair on your chest, but these guys have the brains to meld their tough-guy bravado to the type of memorable hooks that serve as the backbone for all the best punk rock. The result is a non-stop rager that rips from start to finish. If you are a TOTAL PUNK who enjoys the finer things in life like shotgunning beers, the X-Spurts album, and Scott Steiner promos, then learn to love the Golden Pelicans, because they may just be the best band around. Limited to 500 copies with silkscreened covers featuring a killer design by Mac Blackout. - Steve Borchardt

AYE NAKO "The Blackest Eye" LP (Don Giovanni Records)
Aye Nako is a 4-piece collaboration made up of Mars Dixon, Angie Boylan, Jade Payne, and Joe McCann dedicated to untangling histories of abuse, race, trauma, family, love, gender, and a misrepresentation of identity. Also a dissonant and melodic punk band carving out a space to co-exist in the fold between music, art, and politics while trying not to be priced out of New York City. Formed in Brooklyn, NY during the summer of 2010,Aye Nako has performed at basements, clubs, museums, and schools all over the country. As an update to the sound heard on Unleash Yourself, their first, self-released album, they’ve self recorded a new EP titled “The Blackest Eye”. Named after Toni Morrison’s 1st novel, "The Bluest Eye”, The album lyrically takes on the similar themes of cultural conceptions of beauty and worth and the devastating long term effects it can have on those who do not fit those conceptions. The songs narrate through singer/songwriter Mars's experiences with physical abuse, family, anti-blackness and racial self-acceptance while growing up in the southern united states. Musically it all comes together through dual guitar leads, precise drums, fuzzed out bass, and an underlying appreciation for the darker side of pop sensibility.

PEACH KELLI POP "I" LP (Infinity Cat Records)
This shit is absolutely adorable, sez Space Rock Mountain. "It is lighthearted, very lo-fi, and catchy as all fuck." Damn straight. We're honored to bring Peach Kelli Pop's bubblegum pop stateside, so you can dedicate each and every song to yr crush. Pressed on tie-dye purple vinyl, attempted by our friends at United Record Pressing for the first time ever! Also comes with a download card so you can get to making those mixtapes. Ahhh, young luv.

PEACH KELLI POP "II" LP (Burger Records)
PEACH KELLI POP’S sophomore self-titled LP. Super catchy bubblegum pop hits!

(Burger Records)
3rd album of Sticky Bubblegum pop hits!!! “Deftly crafted pop…hooky as hell & to the point…sweet yet detached like the fading flavor of a watermelon Jolly Rancher long crunched & swallowed.” - Pitchfork

FIELD MOUSE "Hold Still Life" LP (Topshelf Records)
Hold Still Life, which was co-produced by band members Andrew Futral and Rachel Browne, marks Field Mouse's first full-length that's been written and released as a full band. The album was recorded at Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn & Let 'em In, Brooklyn and mixed by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin', Waxahatchee, Upset). Upon returning from a tour with Laura Stevenson and the Cans in 2013, the band wasted no time arranging the album. Inspired by burgeoning adulthood, social overload and isolation, life in New York, and the realization that life is going by with a terrifying swiftness (plus a handful of breakup songs to boot), Field Mouse wrote and recorded the new album in late 2013. If you're a fan of artists like The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Velocity Girl, My Bloody Valentine, Beach House or Juliana Hatfield, you're gonna enjoy Field Mouse. Plus, they have a really great cover of the Twin Peaks song so there's that.

(Polyvinyl Records)
Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of cassettes and a love of jingle-jangle. Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac. Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass. With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears.

AMBUSH "Noize For Insanity" Tape
(Voice From Inside Tapes)
Ambush is Boston's raw d-beat punk act including members of Aspects of War (3/4) and Brain Solvent Propaganda! 4 tracks of purest noise insanity with double guitar and double bass punk raid. Best japanese loud traditions of Disclose, Defector, Zyanose, D-Clone and Gloom and in these 4 songs! This is reissue of the flexi that came out on Brain Solvent. Who missed the flexi, now you can get a piece of insanity on tape. PUNK KILL

BLOODKROW BUTCHER "Nigh Hell" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
Last release of this awesome Boston's punk band. This release has its own sound and sounds like scandi d-beat hardcore mixed with UK82 tunes. Imagine if Totalital or Anti-Cimex were from 80's Bristol hanging out with local punks or The Partisans were the part of Goteborg's GBG punks community! Memebers of Scapegoat, Savageheads, Subclinix, Casanovas in Heat, 2x4, zipperhead and many other Boston punk bands.

BLOODSUCKERS "Cheap Trip" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
11 track raw hardcore punk attack for all fans of British 80's punk (GBH, Disorder, Chaos UK) and Finnish Hardcore in the vein of Kaaos, Bastards, Riistetyt !!!

DIE "Vexed" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
One of the best modern UK hardcore punk bands, sounding fucking angry, antisocial and violent like classic mid/late 80's UKHC (Heresy, Ripcord) mixed with early 80's Boston hardcore punk in SS-Decontrol / Jerry's Kids vibe. Cassette reissue of the Vexed EP is out now!

EEL "Endless Fucker" Tape
(Voice From Inside Tapes)
Cassette reissue edition of Pittsburgh noise junkies EEL, stuff from same 7" (Even Worse Recs) and 12" (Konton Crasher)! 9 songs in the best tradition of UK noise punks like Disorder and Wankys and Japanese loud assault like Gloom and Confuse!!!! One of the best US raw punk band of nowadays!

KORROSIVE "Syovytaava" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
Finland '83 inspired hardcore punk band from Oakland, CA. Sounds like Kaaos / Riistetyt / Appendix / Tampere SS and other contemporary punk bands! Coming in double sided O-card with red obi-strip!

KOWARD "S/T" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
This EP was recorded in 2010, originally released by Total Rucker from Boston, and for now the band is divided by East and West Coasts but is still going. Raging d-beat hardcore as its best, Discharge meets Totalitar with some 80's USHC tunes. Members of Scapegoat, PMS 84, WKSJ?, Earthpig, Contingent, Sadist, 2x4, Terokal and many others!

SAVAGEHEADS Demo Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
4 track demo 2013, catchy as hell songs in the vein of The Partisans- you know how this band is impossible to confuse with some others). Including 3/4 of Bloodkrow Butcher, also guys play/ played in No sir i Wont, Male Nurses, Subclinix, 2x4, Casanovas in Heat and lots of others!

(Voice From Inside Tapes)
Boston pogo punk attack for all who's into Japanese classic pogo bands (Discocks, Tom and Boot Boys, Pogo Machine, Shit-Faced etc), UK82 and the best 90's street punk bands!

Restocks for November 12, 2015:

ARTIFICIAL PEACE "Complete Session Nov. 1981" LP
BIKINI KILL "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" LP
BL'AST "Blood" LP
GRAY MATTER "Food for Thought" LP
MINOR THREAT "Out of Step" 12"
SOUL SIDE "Trigger" LP
TENEMENT "Predatory Headlights" 2xLP
WEIRDOS, THE "Destroy All Music" LP

EGG HUNT "Me and You" 7"
PENETRATORS, THE "Teenage Lifestyle" 7
PROTESTER "No Identity" 7"
RITES OF SPRING "All Through A Life" 7"
SLUGGA "Parasite" 7"
SOA "First Demo 12/29/80" 7"

Friday, October 23, 2015


It's been a busy few weeks since the last update, and there's been some killer new stuff that's come in recently so I'm just going to keep this email short and simple.

First off, and I know I said this last time but I'll say it again - thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy of the IRON BOOTS Discography LP! We are very stoked at the response to this reissue and glad everyone is as excited as we are. Both myself and Triple B have about 10 or so copies each of the limited Orange vinyl - so if you are still hoping to get your color vinyl fix on this release, better grab one soon! You can pick up a copy in the Grave Mistake store HERE.

Ok, now for new distro stuff …
Picked up awesome new LPs from NYC's LA MISMA and Spain's SUDOR; the brand new 2nd EP from London's SNOB; the pulverizing new SCALPED 7"; a ton of releases from the Not Normal label including a repressing of the ripping BIG ZIT debut 7", new EPs from SIN MOTIVO and SIN ORDEN, and a handful of tapes including THE BUG Demo, THE FLOOR ABOVE Demo, CRUDE HUMOR Demo, and BUGHOUSE VOL. I Mixtape which features a ton of hits (count em - 37 tracks!) from some great bands including but not limited to ORDEN MUNDIAL, PRIMETIME, TENEMENT, THE BUG, CHRISTI, MYSTIC INANE, and many more!

Speaking of new tapes, I also picked up a couple of local jammers from some Richmond hcpunkmetal groups; the demo from new RVA heavy hitters OUTSHINED and a rad collection tape from CRETINS which features both their upcoming new 7" on Deranged in it's entirety and their debut 7" that came out last year on Vinyl Conflict.  Also picked up the demo from NYC's WORSE, and a nice selection from More Power Tapes out of Buffalo, and the latest Feral Kid Mixtape compilation.

A webstore update wouldn't be complete without a few sick new reissues. This time around we've got the latest gem on Toronto's Ugly Pop Records - LP reissue from Germany's PACK; a ripping reissue from Australia's LETHAL OVERDOSE; and all three LP reissues from Canadian legends CHOKEHOLD.
I also grabbed a few more of the latest releases from Baltimore's A389 Recordings including the brutal new full length from Washington DC's GENOCIDE PACT and the 2nd LP from Baltimore's NOISEM.

Finally, grabbed some restocks on a few old and new hits including (but not limited to) the SOCIETY ABUSE 7", CROWN COURT Demo Tape, FORESEEN 7", GLUE 7", SCUMRAID 7", SLIMY MEMBER 7",  and POINTED STICKS and BUREAUCRATS 7" reissues.  Full restock list is at the bottom of the email.

Thanks for reading!

Alex / Grave Mistake
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New Webstore Titles for October 23, 2015:

LA MISMA "Kanizadi" LP
(Toxic State Records)
"After a year and a half of waiting for a proper follow up to their excellent debut 7, NYC's La Misma return with their debut LP. To cut to the chase, I'm shocked at the level of improvement from the 7" to this. The 7" was great, but this record might just be a masterpiece. There is a far more dynamic approach to the songwriting and flow of the record that really stands out. On some of the slower songs, you would possibly think that you're listening to the best (unintentional) post-punk record of the year. Every element of the band is excellent, of course, but what TRULY stands out are the guitar parts, which are the best NYC punk (or American punk) has to offer in 2015. As always, the packaging is the best in the game." - Katorga Works

SNOB "S/T (2nd)" 7" (Self Released)
Finally the long awaited follow up to SNOB's debut 7" from last year. This time around 4 tracks of aggressive distorted hardcore somewhere in between RUDIMENTARY PENI and USA CONFLICT. The songwritting has improved drastically, moving the band away from their influences and finding them in their own realm. A vital part of the current London scene and a must hear.

(Video Disease Records)
Hot off the heels of their debut 7" on Warthog Speak, the Bay Area, CA's Scalped is back with their sophomore release on Video Disease. Picking up where they left off, Scalped brings us four songs of downtrodden, hateful, in-your-face hardcore heavily influenced by late-80's NYHC and early-80's Japanese HC. Heavy riffs coupled with throat-crushing vocals mixed with a Biohazard-esque swagger and devastating breakdowns, Scalped is a part of a new wave of HARDcore that refuses to back down. Featuring a guest appearance by Tony Molina. Limited edition of 300 copies.

SUDOR "Enamorado de la muerte juvenil" LP (Todo Destruido Records)
10 new tracks of raw punk from Spain in the vein of Discharge/Eskorbuto.

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.

BUG, THE "What’s Buggin’ You?" Tape (Not Normal Tapes)
After over a year of throbbin’ and writhin’ underground, these freaks have finally unleashed the first wave of an ongoing infestation. The Bug takes cues from Die Kruezen, Mecht Mensch, and Wrangler Brutes to make music as bratty and annoying as the members themselves. This little piece of rectanguloid plastic trash contains six tracks of contentious, screeching noise played at 78rpm, of palpable cynicism and contempt for the human turd, of rejection of punk as a marketing gimmick. The real fucking deal.

SIN MOTIVO "Laberinto b/w Tierra Del Deseo" 7”
(Not Normal Tapes)
Long awaited vinyl pressing of this raw demonstration of power. Sin Motivo has been at it for some time now, making a name for themselves by crafting tight, manic hardcore tunes that are always a few notches above their closest peers. What you have here, true believers, is one sprawling behemoth spread out over two sides, blasting off at 45rpm before working itself into a trance and tearing right back into high gear before the whole thing collapses. This is an absolute monster of a record, the burly vocals and wailing guitars calling to mind fellow Texans Wiccans (which makes sense considering there's some incestuousness between the two bands). Comes with two-color screen printed insert courtesy of Ian! Freeze! Ink. Get this rekkid!

SIN ORDEN "Ha Llegado El Momento" 7"
(Not Normal Tapes)
Chicago's Sin Orden is the band that never quit, over ten years of "Love & Rage" and not a single sign of slowing down or mellowing. If anything, this is a demonstration of them at their absolute best, with seven new songs that meld the raging fast hardcore punk the South side of Chicago has been producing for decades with the D-beat of Texas stalwarts like Vaaska and Criaturas. This band has factored heavily in my life ever since I first started attending shows in the city and it's an absolute honor to release this slab of wax. Play this one loud, true believers.

V/A "Bughouse I Mixtape" Compilation Tape (Not Normal Tapes)
Not a lot to it, true believers. 37 tracks of pure punk rock 'n' roll from the likes of American Hate, Baghead, Boots, the Bug, Bugg, Christi, Chuckleheads, CHUD, Coltranes, Common Ignorance, The Floor Above, Fogg, Lech, Leech, Mystic Inane, Negative Scanner, Orden Mundial, Otherized, Primetime, Slugbugs, Tenement, and Youth Sucks.

CRUDE HUMOR "Jeri’s Grill" Tape
(Not Normal Tapes)
Look, everyone wants to be a freak in 2015 and in this age of danglies and glue and Vile t-shirts, it's easy to forget that most fools at the ch(A)os gig couldn't hack it for 5 minutes with a group of true freaks. And, true believers, Crude Humor is a group of true freaks. Teenaged rockers unsullied by neither trend nor pretense, this four piece from Chicago channels classic Texas weirdos like Butthole Surfers and Stickmen With Rayguns and jams them headfirst into Circle Jerks-esque trash. A perfect demo if you still like punk.

FLOOR ABOVE, THE "S/T" Tape (Not Normal Tapes)
There's a certain virtuosity and creativity that isolation cultivates. When you have no one left to impress or please, you truly find yourself. The Floor Above is a one-man wrecking crew from Nashville, TN that has been cranking out small-run demos and even a relatively unnoticed, yet completely flawless LP, for some time now of Land Speed Record-era Husker Du meets Mecht Mensch nightmare music. This is completely unhinged, unrelenting, unparalleled hardcore. Pay attention. This is how it's done.

PACK "S/T" LP (Ugly Pop Records)
Nobody can tell us that this 1978 German monster isn't one of the best footlongs of the era, a gnarly slab of pure '70s punk rock recorded in an abandoned WW2 bunker with two mics in one session. 'Pack' is just hit after hit, killer songs delivered with snarl, style and non-stop energy. Essential first generation punk, remastered with extensive liner notes and vintage photos!

LETHAL OVERDOSE "Unfinished Business" LP (Collision Course Records)
First-ever album release for this obscure Australian hardcore/crossover act. Recorded in 1988 and apparently sold on cassette at the band’s shows around that time period, that cassette is unfortunately the only existing source, and we all know how well cassettes hold up over time. However, a quality transfer and remastering job results in a remarkably decent sound. Very reminiscent of a crossover but pre-metal D.R.I. Fast and tight, anti-religion, anti-government, anti-war and anti-melody! Great riffs, intelligent lyrics, the occasional thrashy guitar lead, and just enough variety to keep things interesting in this very confining style. My only complaint is that there’s nothing in the liner notes in the way of band history, and an internet search yielded very little, other than the fact that three of these songs were actually released in 1989 on a four-band Aussie comp called Thank you Charles. Nonetheless, an excellent find and worth picking up. - Razorcake

CHOKEHOLD "Content With Dying" LP
(A389 Records)
The sophomore album by this legendary 90's Canadian hardcore band is available once again! Thirteen tracks of politically charged metallic hardcore, including a remixed version of the 'Tooth And Nail' EP as bonus tracks.  All completely re-mastered by Audiosiege, with a brand new layout by Dwid Hellion including lyrics insert, a 24"x24" poster and digital download code.

CHOKEHOLD "Prison of Hope" LP (A389 Records)
The debut 1993 album by Canadian hardcore legends CHOKEHOLD is finally back in print! Fourteen tracks in all (including the 'Instilled' EP) completely re-mastered by Audiosiege, with a brand new layout by Dwid Hellion including lyrics insert, a 24"x24" poster and digital download code.

CHOKEHOLD "S/T (Early Years Collection)" LP (A389 Records)
This self-titled CHOKEHOLD collection LP compiles all of the band's early EP's and splits (completely remixed) alongside select demo / compilation appearances and unreleased tracks.  All completely re-mastered by Audiosiege, with a brand new layout by Dwid Hellion including lyrics insert and digital download code.

GENOCIDE PACT "Forged Through Domination" LP (A389 Records)
Washington DC's GENOCIDE PACT (members of RED DEATH / D.O.C.) present their crushing debut LP 'Forged Through Domination'.  Seven bludgeoning and barbaric tracks that bring to mind the early era of classic Earache bands.  Housed in heavy Tip-On style jacket with incredible artwork by Joshy Brettell (ILSA).

NOISEM "Blossoming Decay" LP (A389 Records)
Baltimore’s NOISEM return with their highly anticipated sophomore LP: ‘Blossoming Decay’. The bar has been raised with nine frantic and furious new tracks that blurs the line between grind/death/thrash metal and punk.  LP is packaged in die-cut cover with fold-out full color collage inside.

ILSA "The Felon's Claw" 2xLP
(A389 Records)
Washington DC's masters of occult-inspired Doom/Crust ILSA return with their fourth full length offering: 'The Felon's Claw'.  Spread across two 12" records cut at 45 RPM for maximum sonic oppression, 'The Felon's Claw' unleashes ten severely down-tuned and pulverizing tracks culminating into ILSA's darkest and most focused record to date. Recorded at Developing Nations and Mastered by Audiosiege with artwork by Joshy Brettell, the vinyl pressing is sure to impress with a full size pop-up gatefold cover center-piece as well as printed inner sleeves.

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #390, the November 2015 issue! On our cover: AS MERCENÁRIAS, DIY post-punk legends from Brazil whose revelatory 1983 demo was just reissued on Nada Nada Discos. This issue also includes two conversations spanning the punk festival circuit: Not Dead Yet organizer Greg Benedetto sheds light on the motivations behind punk promotion, the ethical challenges of a growing fest, and a perfect day in Toronto; further south, organizers and performers alike pitch in on a brief oral history of Chattanooga’s Do Ya Hear We fest. Even more interviews in these pages, direct from the source: famously prolific MPC-augmented Ohio punks OBNOX; revolutionary Oakland noise voyagers SBSM; the dark and entrancing STRANGLED out of Edmonton; severe and austere Chicago post-punkers POPULATION; the raw noisy hardcore pandrogynous agenda of Portland’s EMASCULATOR; and last but not least, our first-ever interview with PARASITES in their nearly 30-year history spanning New Jersey and the Bay Area. As if that weren’t enough for you, we’ve also packed in photo spreads from the opening weekend of DIY Space for London and, from the dead center of the midwestern freak beat underground, Springfield, IL’s Dumb Fest 3D. All of this, the columns you love to loathe, and the most extensive reviews section in the wide world of punk print.

CRETINS "Collection" Tape (Cretins Cassettes)
New tour tape from Richmond rippers CRETINS. This tape contains their upcoming second EP due out on Deranged in a few months, plus their debut 7" from 2014.

OUTSHINED Demo Tape (Demo)
"A young new band playing a crossover hardcore style that feels both contemporary as well as refers to the past. It's a style that's quite popular these days, and for good reason, hah. Bands like Bitter End, Broken Teeth, Take Offense, etc all have a modern sound but have clearly also listened to crossover bands like the Crumbsuckers, Ludichrist and D.R.I..  The same goes for Outshined, but even more so than the aforementioned bands, you can clearly hear their late 80s influences in the way the songs are written and played. And they are good at what they do! They don't stretch out songs needlessly, aside from closing track 'On Your Time' all the tracks are done within 2 and a half minutes. Get in, do your thing, and get out. Awesome! Outshined's singer also uses a vocal style and a flow that reminds of late 80s crossover bands. I will definitely keep this band on my radar!" -

WORSE Demo Tape (Demo)
Rising out of the ashes of the late, great Shoxx, 3/4 of the band reconfigure and become...Worse. Heyo! Bad jokes aside, this is one of the more unique demos to come out of the NYC punk scene this year, which isn't surprising considering the people in the band. I can't really pin down what this band is like outside of saying "noisy punk/hardcore," as its a bit all over the place. The first song even has a part that sounds like Smashing Pumpkins or Nirvana haha. That being said, it's a really promising start and you should check it out! Recommended.

FERAL KID MIXTAPE VOL. 2 Tape (Feral Kid Records)
After a much anticipated wait we are finally proud to announce the availability of the Feral Kid Mix-Tape Vol. 2! 33 previously unreleased songs by such acts as Skate Korpse, Gas Chamber, Homostupids, Space Wolves, Aaron & the Burrs, and more!  Dont snooze on this, quantities are limited!

BLOBS Demo Tape
(More Power Tapes)
True outsider punk. 7 songs of snotty, riff-heavy, female-fronted hardcore punk. Beware of BLOBS

(More Power Tapes)
Five songs of dark yet catchy disturbing post-punk lunacy. The third and best cassette thus far by FACILITY MEN out of Buffalo, NY. You may recognize the vocals and drumming style as the driving force of the now defunct PLATES. if that was up your alley, then look no further, this band is for you.

FLESHY MOUNDS "You're Welcome" Tape (More Power Tapes)
Fleshy Mounds - "You're Welcome" cassette. Debut release from buffalo, ny's Fleshy Mounds. Male Fronted Hardcore with a full female backing band. truly dark and scary punk music.

(More Power Tapes)
GILLOOLY cassette. More Power tapes plugs right along with an unappreciated upstate NY band from a handful of years ago. Members of Brown Sugar, Skate Korpse, and Golden Buffet come together for this 11 song cassette.

(More Power Tapes)
GLAMOUR GIRLS cassette. Third release by the up and coming More Power tapes, this time moving out to Sailorsburg, PA. Glamour Girls play a mix of dirty punk rock, youthful pop-punk, and rock n' roll, all the while intertwining professional wrestling sound clips.

KHARLOS "Don't Think About Dying at My Party" Tape (More Power Tapes)
Modern psychedelic inspired pop has never sounded better. Kharlos does it like the best of them. Driving tunes cranked out by this 3-piece with additional keys and female vocals really pushing it over the top. Very catchy, very weird, very necessary.

Restocks for October 23, 2015:
BUREAUCRATS, THE "Feel the Pain" 7"
ESPERANZA "The Beginning" 7"
FORESEEN "Structural Oppression" 7"
GLUE "S/T" 7"
POINTED STICKS "What Do You Want Me To Do?" 7"
SCUMRAID "Rip Up" 7"
ZAP Demo Tape

Friday, October 9, 2015

WEBSTORE UPDATE! New Distro Titles plus Last Weekend for NIGHT BIRDS Sale / Test Press Contest!

Webstore Update / 10.09.15

Well hellooooo … we are almost through the year and things have been pretty busy here at GMHQ as 2015 winds down. Here's a recap of everything that's been going on in the GM webstore over the past month, as well as a little update for you with some new distro titles (from the likes of Pleasure Leftists, Absolut, Parnaoid, Nasty Facts, Rata Negra, Longings, and more) that were recently added.
NIGHT BIRDS Sale and Test Press Contest - Ends Sunday!
First off, for the past month we've been running a sale on all NIGHT BIRDS releases (both CD/LP formats) on Grave Mistake; Born to Die in Suburbia, The Other Side of Darkness, and Fresh Kills Vol. 1.  The sale ends this Sunday night, so now's your chance to grab any of their back catalog for a good price!  You can check out that sale HERE - all of those titles are marked down along with all package deals/bundles for multiple releases which will save you even more cash.

Their newest LP, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, was just released on Fat Wreck Chords and you should check it out (stream it HERE!) because it's awesome. Night Birds have a handful of shows coming up over the next few months, including some great shows this weekend with Dillinger Four. All of those dates are listed below.

In addition to the sale, we are also running a pretty rad Test Press contest to go along with it.  All you have to do to enter is pick up one of these earlier Night Birds releases during the sale, and you could win a test pressing of their Born to Die in Suburbia LP. For more info on that, check out the full post HERE.
IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP - Out Now!
The latest Grave Mistake release is officially out now - a twenty song discography from one of Virginia's finest hardcore acts, IRON BOOTS.  We went all out with this discography, including the full remaster treatment from Daniel at North London Bomb Factory, some awesome new cover art courtesy of Spoiler, and a killer 24x24 poster insert - definitely worth picking up if you were a fan of the band, a casual listener, or if you are just looking to check them out for the first time! I can assure you this material has never sounded better (especially on wax).
You can pick up a copy of the Iron Boots Complete Discography LP HERE
If you want to give it all a listen or downlad, then head over to the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page and check it out!  The LP is currently making the rounds this month through myself and Triple B Records, with whom this was a co-release; all preorders have shipped, and we have the final copies of the limited Orange Vinyl slowly disappearing - so grab one before they are gone!

In addition to the reissue, we also reprinted a couple of rad Iron Boots shirt designs - so snag one of those while you are at it! For more info on the release, head over to yesterday's update HERE.
Finally, here's a Distro update for you …
New Webstore Titles from Pleasure Leftists, Absolut, Longings, Nasty Facts, Rata Negra, and More!
Surprisingly not too much new stuff has accumulated over the past month, but here's a quick rundown for you -

Grabbed a few new titles from Deranged Records -  the brand new Pleasure Leftists LP, Flowers of Evil LP, and Century Palm 7"; grabbed a couple of sick KBD fanclub singles, the Public Disturbance "S&M" 7" and Nasty Facts "Drive My Car" 7"; scored the latest fire from Beach Impediment - the Absolut / Paranoid split LP; got new LP from MA's Longings; plus stocked up on7"s from Cadaver em Transe, Rata Negra, and Freak Vibe, not to mention some reissues from upstate New York - reissue of the first Modern Warfare 7", Moderns 7", and Bloodstains Across Buffalo Compilation LP.

Some new tapes in the store as well, including the debut of Richmond's latest, Terminal Five (which features members of Cretins and Slugz), Dead Hero demo, and Criminal Wave demo.

Did some zine stocking as well, including the two most recent issues of Distort, latest issue of Nuts (plus a restock on a ton of Nuts back issues), and newest issue of Stitches in My Head.

That's all for now, you can check out descriptions for all of these releases below, following the upcoming Night Birds dates. Thanks for reading and thanks for the support!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records
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Night Birds / Mutiny at Muscle Beach Record Release Shows 2015

Fri. 10/9 - Philly, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Dillinger Four, Iron Chic, Dark Thoughts
Sat. 10/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Hall of Music w/ Dillinger Four, Iron Chic, Big Eyes
Sun. 10/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus w/ Dillinger Four, Iron Chic, Big Eyes
Sat. 10/17 - Warren, NJ @ Warren American Legion w/ Executors, Hot Blood, No Parole
Fri. 10/23 - Binghamton, NY @ Fitzies
Sat. 10/24 - Toronto, ON @ Comfort Zone w/ Rixe, Boston Strangler (Not Dead Yet Fest)
Sat. 10/31 - Gainesville, FL @ Lot 10 w/ Lagwagon, Teenage Bottlerocket (Fest 14)
Fri. 11/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Ravagers, Advlts, Flying Faders
Sat. 11/21 - Richmond, VA @ En Su Boca w/ Iron Reagan, Red Death, Cross Eyed
Fri. 11/27 - Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church w/ Negative Approach, Dropdead
Sat. 11/28 - Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Negative Approach, Casanovas in Heat, Dark Thoughts,
Sun. 11/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ Negative Approach
Thu. 12/3 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Angry Snowmans, VHS, The Loss
Fri. 12/4 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club w/ The Jolts, Angry Snowmans
Sat. 12/5 - Portland, OR @ Black Water
Fri. 12/18 - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar w/ The Dickies
New Distro Titles for 10.09.15:

PLEASURE LEFTISTS "The Woods of Heaven" LP (Deranged Records)
Pleasure Leftists formed in 2010 with vocalist Haley Morris, guitarist Kevin Jaworski, drummer Mark TerVeen, and bassist Steve Peffer. With a clear vision in place, the group made its debut with a self-titled EP that recalls everything from Joy Division to Comsat Angels to Chameleons. Unlike many who rip off these influences, Pleasure Leftists take only a few cues from the past, all to better construct its understanding of the present. The Woods of Heaven is the band's first proper LP after a string of EPs and singles through labels such as Katorga Works, Fan Death Records, and its current home, Deranged Records. This album features an aggressive tone with tense yet catchy songs such as "Cannon" and "Heaven's Rocker." Lead single "You You” is a perfect showcase of just how impressive a vocalist Haley Morris is—not only in her range but in her audible confidence, which propels every track like an engine motor. The Woods of Heaven is a jaw-dropping debut full-length. Most artists dream of writing an LP where every song sounds important, urgent, and necessary. Pleasure Leftists have done just that.

FLOWERS OF EVIL "S/T" LP (Deranged Records)
Flowers Of Evil crawled out of the New York City sewer in the sweltering summer of 2014. Armed with a set of avant-snot rippers, they’ve been leaving a trail of broken glass and bloody noses all over the city. Their self-titled debut album is coming soon from Deranged. For fans of the Germs, Rudimentary Peni, the Monorchid and beyond.

CENTURY PALM "Valley Cyan" 7" (Deranged Records)
Two song single with Valley Cyan b/w Accept It's perhaps cliche to speak of a new band bursting upon the scene, but in the case of Toronto's Century Palm, such a claim is entirely valid. This collaborative project between five veterans of the Canadian underground has amassed no small degree of interest from the informed and attentive. Century Palm is a new group with ambitions far beyond their rawer formative endeavours, and the extent of that shared vision is now becoming clear. Not content to simply combine influences, Century Palm slither effortlessly across genre boundaries, drawing upon myriad times and places. Simple Minds, The Units, Neu!, Wire, Television, Brian Eno's pop records, and contemporary sounds from the Australian garage rock subterrain all come to mind. Century Palm frequently employ minimal but propulsive rhythms in service of intoxicating melodies. Songs shiver, pulsate and glisten, losing none of the essential energy of band members' previous projects while adding new worlds of texture and feeling. There's a fascinating tension, a palpable struggle between their inner selves and their music that demands to be heard. Now all you need to do is listen. – Simon Harvey, Ugly Pop

ABSOLUT / PARANOID Split LP (Beach Impediment Records)
ABSOLUT (Canada) and PARANOID (Sweden) team up to unleash this split 12" of JAWBREAKING MANGEL DEVASTATION! We are pretty proud of this release as it comes with full color artwork by the legendary Japanese hardcore punk artist SUGI and comes in a gatefold sleeve. Its limited to 500 (400 black vinyl and 100 transparent orange). If you've heard either band before you know what to expect. ABSOLUT plays devastating HC punk influenced by late era Cimex and other punk bands with a metal tinge to them. The vocals on this are relentless. PARANOID hailing from Sweden have members from many other Swedish kang bands and are in my opinion one of the worlds best current punk acts. Taking influence from the countless raging Swedish bands they grew up with but also taking plenty of cues from Japan and combining them into a barrage of intense hardcore punk that will leave you numb!

NASTY FACTS "Drive My Car" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Yet another excellent fanclub edition of a classic KBD single. The lone release from this Brooklyn band, "Drive My Car" is one of the best American punk songs ever recorded. Well, now you can get it for a reasonable price! And, not unlike the recent Suicide Squad 7", this fanclub edition sounds FANTASTIC.

(Fanclub Pressing)
Yet another excellent fanclub edition of a classic KBD single. Originally released on the legendary Mutha records, Public Disturbance's debut EP is one of the finest records of its kind, hence the $300-$400 price tag. Well, now you can get it for a reasonable price! And, not unlike the recent Suicide Squad 7", this fanclub edition sounds FANTASTIC.

RATA NEGRA "S/T" 7" (Discos MMM)
Spain has been on the top of its game lately for great punk bands and RATA NEGRA is no exception. The band formed when "Juanita" from JUANITA Y LOS FEOS and Pablo, drummer for LA URSS got together in Madrid and started playing. The result is just what you would hope, top notch melodic and dark punk along the lines of ULTIMO RESORTE, AGENT ORANGE, ADOLESCENTS and even WIPERS. Here is their debut 7" giving you 4 songs. Folks in LA already got a shot at the 7" when RATA NEGRA played a house party last month around the JUANITA Y LOS FEOS U.S./Mexico tour. Don't sleep on this one: 300 pressed.

CADAVER EM TRANSE "S/T" 7" (Iron Lung Records)
Countries with strict borders and immigration policies are ruining the cultural exchange, the enrichment, the fucking quality of life that is an inherent right for all of humanity. Social media is no substitute for real life experience. By denying Brazil's CADAVER EM TRANSE entry, the US government has made it impossible for us to further ourselves as a people and a community. This is bullshit.  For those of us who will not get to see this band full of productive, passionate, driven, warm hearted and artistically important people, ILR has opted to at least make their music available to you. 4 stunningly crafted gritty não wave punk charmers in the vein of MUZAK's sharp angled post punk or VZYADOQ MOE's raw wave darkness with a slight and steady undercurrent of industrial heaviness. Members of RAKTA.  400 copies of heavy duty clear/black marble vinyl in a textured pocket sleeve with insert and fancy silver sticker. Art by Murilo Pommer. Photos by Mateus Mondini.

(Framework Records)
Longings explore the dark passages of post-punk with an intricate and melodic edge. Both bleak and levitative, their self-titled debut aggressively conquers themes of frustration & isolation. The Western Massachusetts trio, comprised of Meghan Minior, Will Killingsworth, and Cole Lanier, have grown and intensified their sound dramatically since the release of their 2013 demo tape, and it truly shows on these recordings. Over the course of eight songs, the band crafts an acute and urgent album by way of dynamic guitar work, compelling vocals, and spirited delivery. We could not be happier to release this record to the world. All copies on colored vinyl, with newsprint poster insert and download card.

MODERN WARFARE "Dayglo Shadows Delivered" 7" (UT Records)
Reissue of the underrated first 7 from Modern Warfare. Popular opinion will tell you the "#2" 7" is the better (and more expensive) record, but not me. Three tracks of perfect 1980 Geza X-produced Long Beach punk, "In the Shadows" is a great early LA punk tune, with twin guitar interplay and a nice little hook. "Delivered" has some great stereophonic guitar trickery and always reminded me a bit of The Dils, "Dayglo" is a tight little punk stomper a la Eyes with more cool Geza production tricks. An under-rated record from an under-rated band and under-rated scene/label in general, that whole weird little Bemis thing is a really cool little early Eighties niche that hasn't been plundered by the reissue labels yet - Ut tapped a good vein here, with some more Bemis label surprises coming in 2015. Scum stats: three different silkscreened (inside and out) sleeve color variations."- Terminal Boredom

MODERNS, THE "When She Gets Back" 7" (
Feral Kid Records)
Recorded in 1979, The Moderns only recording sat for 35 long years before seeing the light of day. An incredible unsung power-pop/punk/new wave record, now available. snag this lost classic before its gone!

FREAK VIBE "Cuss Gang" 7" (CV Records)
From the sewers of Seattle comes Freak Vibe. They play punk in the vein of The Cramps and The Stooges. That means heavy on the cool guitars, the blues vibe and the scummy attitude of those early punk bands that just loved primitive and simple rock and roll. If you cried when Lux Interior died, you think that Poison Ivy is the best guitarist in the world or are just like me, a poseur that rediscovered The Cramps just a couple of years ago and now think it is the best band in rock history, then Freak Vibe is for you. This guys and girls are doing a Spring Tour. Check them out they are good. First time I saw them in their native Seattle they blew me away, they are like wild animals with instruments. The drummer is Latino and one of the most violent hitters I have seen, the guitarist has the moves and nice facial hair, the bass player has STYLE and cool hair and the vocalist is just Latino scum.They are even playing a few fests here and there, just in case you go to those kind of events.

AARON AND THE BURRS "Release the Bats" 7" (Feral Kid Records)
Debut vinyl release from Buffalo surf powerhouse Aaron & the Burrs after two killer cassettes. Produced by the Legendary Geza X. Covers are hand screen printed on different colored stock.

V/A "Bloodstains Across Buffalo" Compilation LP
(Extra Evidence Productions)
Bloodstains Across Buffalo LP - the first city specific compilation in the classic BLOODSTAINS saga. 15 tracks of first-wave punk and power-pop from Buffalo, NY, all from the golden age of punk; 1977-1984. A total classic!

TERMINAL FIVE Demo Tape (Feel It Records)
Three fresh cuts of loud punk rock from Richmond’s best new export, THE TERMINAL FIVE. Four SLUGZ members kept together after the group disbanded, resulting in a new rock’n’roll unit designed to flat out destroy. On 3x5, THE TERMINAL FIVE zero in on a sound that draws from the best 70's punk, applying a solid appreciation for the powerful songwriting and playing present on degenerate rock records like Killer and Raw Power. With the recent addition of Jarrett from SATAN’S SATYRS on guitar, THE TERMINAL FIVE are already hard at work on a proper album. Tapes come professionally duplicated and printed for best results.

DEAD HERO Demo Tape (Discos MMM)
This is the US pressing of the DEAD HERO demo tape. DEAD HERO is a female-fronted punk rock oi band with members of SECTA SUICIDA from Bogota, Colombia. They will be playing this year's VARNING FROM MONTREAL Fest and MMM is very excited to bring their music stateside. Think classic punk and oi like THE EXPELLED, ONE WAY SYSTEM, and LAST RESORT with their own Colombian twist. Great stuff.

CRIMINAL WAVE "Rural Savages" Tape
CRIMINAL WAVE's debut full length, "Rural Savages" delivers 13 tracks of anxiety, rage, and decay filled hardcore punk. This release pays homage to The Adolescents, TSOL, and JFA but retains its own style that is shaped by the small town and rural punk scene of Northern CA.

KOLUMNA BURRUTI Demo Tape (CV Records)
“El Burro” also known as “Severino”,etc. Is a punk that has been walking around the streets of lima with his “visu” (peruvian word for punk visual) for years and years making fun of the rich, hating cops and the government one step at a time. He is the mastermind behind bands like DHK and Ratas Rabiosas, two of my favorite bands going on right now in Latin America. Kolumna Burruti is his solo project, written, played, recorded and drawn by him and him only. This is exactly like a mix of his two bands I already mentioned. If you haven't heard about them in the past few years you need stop doing what you are doing and buy their records/tapes ASAP! Kolumna Burruti is like if two people from the japanese early Sodom and two people from the peruvian Ataque Frontal just found out about the Nordic Beat and recorded a tape. That is it more or less it. Tapes like this are the ones that keep me stoked on punk. El Burro is one of the most interesting and musical productive punks in the world and the amount of love for punk this guy has makes me happy to live right now and not the 80s.

IGNORANTES "Olor a Cuero Rancio…" Tape
(CV Records)
This little tape is probably the most exciting thing I have ever released on the label. Is one of those small things charged with backstory, exchange of letters and punk. The story goes like this: My good friend Atacho from a bunch of cool bands in Chile told me there was one of the best bands in the world right in a small town close to his city Concepcion. He told me there were insane, they didn't play too many shows and didn’t had anything online because they hated the internet, like for real. He sweared to me they were a mix of Dexkoncierto, Rasix and Ataque de Sonido. From just saying that I wanted to release their shit ASAP. I got a hold of El Barto and Gabriel and they send me their two demos on cdrs. And I have to say it is the best demos I heard in a long while, if not ever. I listen to both cdrs hundreds of times and sang their lyrics at the top of my lungs while commuting/hating my job for months. They are PUNK, harsh and real, I think Ignorantes have the of the best lyrics in punk since Eskorbuto. I told them I wanted to release this on a 12” but they promise to send me new songs for an 12” that is coming on Cintas Pepe and CVR in a few months (years? decades?). For now we will have to conform with this tape called “Olor a Cuero Rancio, Vino y Raja” (smell of rotten leather, wine and ass in English) Check them out!

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #389 - October 2015 (MRR)
Maximum Rocknroll #389, the October 2015 issue! On the cover we’ve got SICK THOUGHTS, teen punk and the man behind the most prolific one-man-band du jour. Robert Collins of CONQUEST FOR DEATH takes us on the band’s recent tour of Mongolia, South Korea, China, and Japan (lots of his patented fukks included!) and we’ve got a double dose of Portland, Oregon, with interviews with the STOPS and VIVID SEKT. We go deep and dark into the damaged minds of San Francisco’s SWIFTUMZ, find out about Detroit stalwarts TYVEK, get clued into a bit of the Irish hardcore scene with RATS BLOOD, and speak with Danish dark punks MOTH and Croatian synth punks MODERN DELUSION, plus a conversation with Oakland-based feminist, anarchist, badass-ist duo RAGANA. And, as always, your essential guide to new punk records, demos, books, and zines, and all of your favorite columnists.

Latest dispatch from Cleveland-via-Australia's STITCHES IN MY HEAD fanzine. This issue includes interviews with GIBBOUS (from St. Louis, remember that killer 7" single Lumpy did?), Boston's ANIMAL MOTHER, Clevo HC label KONTON CRASHER, a SEX DWARF US tour journal, plus interviews with new Aussie groups CUM and OBAT BATUK. All this plus the energetic smattering of reviews and live photos that you've come to expect from SIMH. Edition of 40 printed by Feel It.

NUTS ZINE Issue #16
NUTS! #16 continues in short and sweet style of the past couple issues - this time Ben chats with NYC locals VANITY and NANDAS. SHEER MAG expound on the lyrics to their first EP. West coast scene coverage from Laura Pallmall and Julia Booz, plus live reviews from the editor and a bonus insert from Mike Caiazzo of Mommy. Cover artwork by Nay Rosario of La Misma.

DISTORT #48 Zine (Distort)
A tribute to Al Montfort, Snake, who has spent the last decade playing in some of Melbourne's most active underground bands - Straightjacket Nation, The UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver, East Link and Lower Plenty. From mutant glam punk to psychotic hardcore to damaged post punk to feral dole wave, Snake has made a huge impact on the sound and drive of contemporary Australian music. In 2013, Douglas Lance Gibson interviewed Al and DX about playing in bands together for the past ten years, and shot some photographs. The bulk of this issue is this interview and photographs. Also in this issue is an interview by Tim Scott with Al Montfort and a complete to time of printing discography of his recording career, numbering a significant 66 releases. North American edition with red cover printed by Feel It.

DISTORT #47 Zine (Distort)
Establishing a thinking about music and writing about music that is unsympathetic to academic resonance or market value is very important. Distort is in this spirit. I lay in bed and listen to the city and think about Sakevi plotting revenge. He knows what you did.  Modern Melbourne comedown: interviews with Brando's Island, Justin K Fuller and Moon Rituals, a piece by Jess Johnson who illustrated the art on the cover, a piece by Jesse Thomas about the YDI record Black Dust, and some writing on choice modern psychedelic, hardcore and psychotic electronic music: Glue, Blotter, Puce Mary, Culo, Long Knife, Perspex Flesh, Martyr Privates, Goosebumps.  North American edition with red cover printed by Feel It.

Restocks for 10.09.15:

SCUMRAID "Rip Up" 7"
TOTAL CONTROL "Typical System" LP
WANUY "Muerte" 7"

DISTORT #46 Zine
NUTS ZINE Issue #11
NUTS ZINE Issue #12
NUTS ZINE Issue #13
NUTS ZINE Issue #14
NUTS ZINE Issue #15

NEW RELEASE: IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP - OUT NOW!

The Iron Boots Complete Discography LP is officially out now!  A joint production between Grave Mistake and Triple B Records, this remastered 20 song collection features the band's entire recorded output during their existence.

Featuring their 2004 Demo, Weight of the World 7", Easy Green 7", and tracks from the Generations: A Hardcore Compilation on Revelation Records, all tracks have been remastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory.  This reissue also includes a 24x24" double sided poster insert/lyric sheet and brand new cover art from Spoiler (who did most of the band's graphic/logo work, much of which is incorporated into this packaging). You can pick up a copy in the Grave Mistake Webstore, or Stream or Download the full release from both labels' respective Bandcamp pages.

Along with the LP reissue, we also did up a couple of t-shirt reprints featuring some classic Iron Boots graphics!  Both designs are still available in all sizes in the webstore, so check those out as well.
Preorders from both labels have shipped and, although the Blue vinyl version is sold out, we still have a handful of copies of the limited Orange vinyl available. The release will also be hitting stores and distros over the course of the month.  If you do a store or distro and would like to carry copies, please feel free to hit me up about wholesale.

For the uninitiated, IRON BOOTS hailed from in Virginia Beach, VA and were most active from 2004-2006 before playing their final show in Richmond in 2008.  With their hi-impact, fuck-your-attitude delivery and NYHC influenced songwriting, the Boots were one of few contemporary hardcore bands that were able to take influence from classic hardcore punk and successfully make it their own.  Along with bands like Down to Nothing, Bracewar, Victim and Wasted Time, Iron Boots were key in solidifying Richmond / Virginia Beach as a relevant and vital Hardcore scene during the mid-00's.  In their short career, Iron Boots managed to churn out an impressive catalog - an eight song demo, two 7" EPs, and two tracks for a Revelation Records compilation - all of which are featured on this release.  Iron Boots took pride in maintaining a classic "If it ain't broke don't fix it" approach to hardcore in both songwriting and aesthetic.  The end result being, as proven on this reissue, a timeless recorded and visual output that still maintains a fresh and vital feel more than a decade later.

Thanks for reading and thanks for the support!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

IRON BOOTS "Complete Discography" LP Now up for PREORDER!

PREORDER: IRON BOOTS "Complete Discography" LP 

Release Date: October 6, 2015

Preorder the IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP from Grave Mistake HERE
Stream / Download the full release from the Grave Mistake Records Bandcamp HERE

Finally!!! With this project in the works for well over a year, Grave Mistake Records and Triple B Records could not be more thrilled to present you with the twenty track Complete Discography LP from Virginia's IRON BOOTS. The LP (available on limited color vinyl) along with several Iron Boots T-shirt reprints, is now available for Preorder through the labels' respective webstores, and will begin shipping in early October!
Compiling all of the band's output during their brief existance, this collection contains all of the material from their 2004 Demo, Weight of the World 7", Easy Green 7", and tracks from the Generations: A Hardcore Compilation on Revelation Records.

All of the audio has been remastered by the wonderful Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory, and features killer packaging which includes brand new cover art done by the one and only Spoiler, a printed inner sleeve featuring some additional reprinted original Iron Boots artwork, and a huge 24x24" double sided Poster lyric sheet! We also pressed up two limited vinyl colors - Blue Vinyl (out of 170) and Orange Vinyl (out of 225). The vinyl comes with a Download featuring a digitally remastered version of the collection as well.
In addition to the vinyl reissue, we also reprinted two Iron Boots shirt designs, one featuring an early shirt design done by Spoiler (also used on later pressings of their Demo 7"), and a killer pocket print double-sided t-shirt as well.

The digital remaster is also available on each of the labels' respective Bandcamp Pages for a $6 Download (streaming in full as well).

For the uninitiated, IRON BOOTS hailed from in Virginia Beach, VA and were most active from 2004-2006 before playing their final show in Richmond in 2008.  With their hi-impact, fuck-your-attitude delivery and NYHC influenced songwriting (open your eyes, they sounded exactly like WARZONE, and wore that label proudly), the Boots were one of few contemporary hardcore bands that were able to take influence from classic hardcore punk and successfully make it their own.  Along with bands like Down to Nothing, Bracewar, Victim and Wasted Time, Iron Boots were the crew that was key in solidifying Richmond / Virginia Beach as a relevant and vital Hardcore scene during the mid-00's.  In their short career, Iron Boots managed to churn out an impressive catalog - an eight song demo, two 7" EPs, and two tracks for a Revelation Records compilation - all of which are featured on this release.  Always remembering to keep the faith, Iron Boots took pride in maintaining a classic "If it ain't broke don't fix it" approach to hardcore in both songwriting and aesthetic.  The end result being, as proven on this reissue, a timeless recorded and visual output that still maintains a fresh and vital feel more than a decade later.

IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP will be out officially on October 6th, and preorders will begin shipping that week as well!
Thanks for reading!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

ALL GRAVE MISTAKE 7" Releases ON SALE! 200+ Distro 7"s Marked Down!! NEW WEBSTORE TITLES!!!

Webstore Update / 09.11.15
- ALL GRAVE MISTAKE 7" Releases on SALE plus Recent Markdowns on 200 Distro 7"s! -

- NIGHT BIRDS Sale and Test Press Contest! -

- New Webstore Titles from ROYAL HEADACHE, EXIT ORDER, THE STOPS, and MORE! -
A quick webstore update for you before you enjoy your weekend! All Grave Mistake 7" releases are on sale for the next week! Not to mention, I've marked down over 200 7" titles in the webstore. Usually I save this sort of thing for the fun "holiday" that is Black Friday, but this year I decided to get a head start on cleaning house.
So, earlier this week I decided to run this pretty sweet Grave Mistake 7" sale, and you can check that out HERE. Yup, every single Grave Mistake 7" release we have in stock is on sale in some form or another. Newer releases are $1.00 off, older releases are marked down even more (some over half off)!!! The sale on Grave Mistake titles will only run until next Friday (9/18/05) so take advantage while you can!
In addition to that, I've also marked down 200 additional distro 7"s! You can check out those titles HERE in the webstore, or if you wanted to do a quick scan I've made a convenient clickable link list HERE. Great for people looking to check out some new bands or pick up some records on the cheap.  If you want to make the most of your bargain hunting, don't forget about the preexisting clearance / markdown section in the store as well, which you can find HERE. Over 500 7"s, LPs, CDs and Tapes for some really nice prices!
NIGHT BIRDS Sale and Test Press Contest
NIGHT BIRDS' new LP is right around the corner, so we decided to do something fun here at GMHQ to get you stoked on it! All Night Birds releases on Grave Mistake are on sale for the next month, and if you pick up a release you will be elidgible to win a Test Pressing of their Born to Die in Suburbia LP.  Check out the post HERE to get the full scoop!
Mutiny at Muscle Beach will be out October 2nd on Fat Wreck! We are stoked and you should be too ...
Finally, a few more new bangers in the webstore, as well as a recap of some hits from last week that you still might need to pick up.  New for this week, finally scored copies of the ROYAL HEADACHE High LP! An incredible release, this LP is gonna find a spot in my Best of 2015 list for sure! I also grabbed copies of another LP I've been digging a ton, the debut LP from Portland's THE STOPS!  Definitely another recommended new release for you to check out. Also picked up a few copies of the debut 7" from Boston's EXIT ORDER! Featuring members of a few bands you probably already know (Green Beret, Leather Daddy, Chain Rank) - this EP is a strong follow up to their demo that came out a year or so ago. Was lucky enough to catch em in RVA last weekend and they shredded - so definitely give this one a listen!
Restocked the CONCEALED BLADE, AJAX, and EEL 7"s that just came out on Beach Impediment, so do yourself a favor and scoop em all up.  Not to mention, still have a few copies of the new 7"s from DC's PROTESTER and Chicago's EARTH GIRLS (who will have their debut LP out in 2016 on Grave Mistake!). And, in addition to this new stuff, the debut LP from BOSTON STRANGLER, Primitive, is now back in print and the store is stocked up for those of you who weren't lucky enough to grab a copy when it first came out.
Finally, a few new tapes in the mix, like the demo from new Richmond act UGLY and cassette verion of the brand new UTAH JAZZ full length!
That's all for now ... IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP preorders next week??? Maybe!
Thanks for reading!
Alex / Grave Mistake Records
New Webstore Titles for 9/11/15:
EXIT ORDER "S/T" 7" (Side Two Records)
Boston ripper Exit Order's debut EP steps away from the non stop hardcore of their demo and shifts into a catchier UK82 meets Welcome to 1984 euro punk style. Featuring members of LEATHER DADDY, GREEN BERET, and CHAIN RANK.

ROYAL HEADACHE "High" LP (What's Your Rupture Records)
Following a period of rest and reflection and a recent performance at Sydney, Australia's Opera House, Royal Headache is ready to ride once more. "High" injects even more soul and passion into the breakneck formula that became synonymous with Royal Headache. If their first album was akin to a courtship, think of "High" as the romance. Not just on the level of two people falling in love, but a romance with the qualities of pop music that make Royal Headache who they are and inform what they do: eternal optimism, wistful beauty and interlocking presentation that evolves from four guys singing on a street corner to speed-addled rock, and all the brightness and darkness in between, teetering between stability and chaos and total awareness of how unsteady their footing might be. The amount of emotion and range of Shogun's vocals and the whip-smart counterpoint provided by the band - drummer Shortty, guitarist Law, and bassist Joe - present a dash through decades of pop history, recombining not just the music but all of the feelings of pain and joy elicited from audiences, supercharged and ready to explode once more.

STOPS, THE "Nameless Faces" LP
 (Dirt Cult Records)
These five women from Portland, OR play dark and melodic punk rock for fans of old school OC punk bands like The Adolescents as well as their hometown predecessors like The Wipers and The Observers. Absolutely essential.
BOSTON STRANGLER "Primitive" LP (Fun With Smack Records)
The debut LP by Boston Hardcore's prodigal sons... All the best bits n' pieces of SS DECONTROL, The F.U.'s, JERRY'S KIDS, DYS, LAST RIGHTS, DEATHWISH, IMPACT UNIT etc, squeezed through a meat grinder, filtered through Springa's coke and cum saturated digestive system, and defecated out into a primo-choco-log of 12" vinyl... NOT FOR THE WEAK! Boston Strangler shares members with Rival Mob, Waste Management, Peacebreakers, No Tolerance, Battle Ruins, Scapegoat and more.

V/A "Still No King" Compilation 7" (Dis-Illusioned Records)
See here, new compilation EP featuring off-beat players of the UK82/raw punk inclinations characteristic of the eastern seaboard. SAVAGEHEADS (Boston, NY) kick things off as they once did on their earliest demo offering, presenting the crud-stomper, 'Detained.' Back to basics, ROTTEN UK here present their finest track to date, 'Siouxsie Sioux:' an ode to the lady with the liner. PRIMITIVE PACT (Brooklyn, NY), nasty outsiders of the New York scene, give us 'Keep Staring' on the flip. A new group from Montreal, SEXFACE here present one of the most interesting tracks of the lot: 'Cult Culture' says it plain. Four songs of filth. Pick your king? Still no king; incidental colonialism.

GREEN DREAMS "Rich Man, Poor Man" 7" (Cherish Records)
"The ‘90s are back! Not the tight rolled-B.U.M. Equipment-Hypercolor bib-overall-jean shorts ‘90s, we’re talking some Docs-shorts over the thermals—fuck it, I might just wear two flannels at one time ‘90s. Grungy, distorted female vocals. Crunchy, chewy, stonerific guitars. This shit takes me back to a bygone era. Four tasty little nuggets from this Rochester, NY three-piece. A real substantial snack." - Razorcake
LOVE CANAL "Enter the Love Canal" Tape (Black Dots Records)
The interbreeding of Buffalo’s underground taken to a logical conclusion. A punishing brand of noise­laden hardcore birthed in the unforgiving desolation of suburban Western New York.

UTAH JAZZ "Ivory Wave" Tape (Black Dots Records)
Years in the making, we're pleased to announce the release of the debut UTAH JAZZ LP, "Ivory Wave." Featuring members of the world­renowned BROWN SUGAR and regionally legendary MAYDAY, The UTAH JAZZ have been helping reform the dominant sound of the Western NY punk scene with their undefinable brand of dual­guitar rock'n'roll wankery for nigh on five years now. A more­than­suitable follow up to their previous works on #2 guitarist B. Gaffney's Media Schlitz imprint. F.F.O. HOMOSTUPIDS (... the mutant sounds of Cleveland, Ohio), ZZ TOP and good ol' fashioned American psychedelia.

UGLY Demo Tape (Demo)
From Richmond, Virginia, UGLY is the perfect name for the music they play. Fast demented riffs, shredded throat vocals and rhythms that sound like they can derail at any moment. Their first offering is a four song blast of noxious rage that will leave you feeling ugly and liking it.