For THE SHIRKS 12", we've got 100 copies on limited RED VINYL so grab one while you can; no limited mailorder version for the BIG EYES 7" (sorry to the nerds, hopefully you grabbed a tour version!), but the record rules regardless so pick it up if you haven't yet. We've also got a couple of package deals running if you missed some of these bands' earlier releases, so check those out too!
GRAVE057: BIG EYES "Demo 2010" 7"Finally available again! The original pressing of this 7" on Evil Weevil Records sold out pretty fast and has been unavailable for some time, so we were thrilled when they asked Grave Mistake to assist in a repress! This slab delivers the first four BIG EYES offerings that were simply too good to remain confined to cassette format. If you've picked up their "Hard Life" full length or "Back from the Moon" single, then you will know what to expect; catchy as hell power-pop-punk that draws from an assortment of influences ranging from 70s rock and roll to 80's power pop to 90s alt/punk. We'll spare you the list of comparisons and influences, as you've probably heard em all before - just grab it and hear for yourself! Split Release with EVIL WEEVIL RECORDS.
Stream the full release here:
GRAVE056: THE SHIRKS "S/T" 12"
The fifth release from Washington DC's THE SHIRKS and their first 12"! On this new release, the boys burn through eight new tracks at 45 revolutions per minute with their brand of trashy, fuzzed out punk rock n' roll. I think it's safe to say that THE SHIRKS get better with each release, and this 12", which features some of the best tracks the band has put to vinyl yet, might also be their rawest and most primitive sounding release to date. This record is guaranteed to satisfy all of the pre-existing fan-boys and girls, and should leave some new heads turned as well. First 100 copies on RED VINYL!
Check out the track "Bad Area" here:
Both of these vinyl releases come with Download codes, and full Downloads are also available on the Bandcamp page and in iTunes! This is just the start of the Grave Mistake new releases for 2013, stay tuned as we'll have more info and updates on our upcoming releases from SICKOIDS, BIG EYES, SECTARIAN VIOLENCE, KREMLIN, 86 MENTALITY, STRIKING DISTANCE, BRAIN F≠, BARGE, DEVIL'S HAND, and NIGHT BIRDS very soon!
And as I mentioned, we've got a few new distro titles, so here we go ...
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2/22/2013:
Killer new 7"s from SAUNA YOUTH, HASSLER, RAW MEAT, PERSPEX FLEX, VACCINE, CASANOVAS IN HEAT, and more; some new LPs from STOIC VIOLENCE, STRAIGHTJACKET NATION, SPECTRES, EAGULLS, and LEFT FOR DEAD, plus some new demos from SUSPECT and STEPDAD SS, and a few new zines as well! I also restocked on the SAD BOYS 7", ALTERED BOYS 7", ROUGH KIDS LP, PRISONER ABUSE LP, and a few more! Check out the descriptions below and thanks for reading and for the support!!!
Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
NEW IN THE WEBSTORE FOR 2/22/13:
SAUNA YOUTH "FALSE JESSI PT. 2" 7" (STATIC SHOCK)
London’s Sauna Youth follow up their acclaimed debut lp 'Dreamlands' with a brand new two track single on Static Shock, but those who are only hoping for Dreamlands Pt.II are likely to be disappointed. This is (for this release, at least) Sauna Youth reborn as a C86 indie pop band. These two female fronted tracks sound so good they could have been released back in the day on the Subway Organization or 53rd and 3rd. The music is raw and simple like a slowed down Ramones but the vocals are sugar sweet with lots of backing harmonies. If you love the Fizzbombs, The Flatmates or The Rosehips you will instantly fall in love with these two perfect under three minute indie pop gems.
HASSLER "AMORALITY" 7" (BEACH IMPEDIMENT)
Hot on the heels of their 2012 S/T EP released by Schizophrenic Records, Toronto’s HASSLER returns with another slab of knuckle dragging hardcore madness! “AMORALITY” features 5 tracks of harsh meat and potatoes hardcore punk that puts to shame many US bands that even attempt to harness that sound. Each record is housed in a thick glue pocket sleeve along with a cardstock insert, both of which are adorned with tasteful art by the mighty Spoiler. Retaining ferocity while staying memorable and avoiding the various pitfalls of the genre that so many succumb to, Hassler’s AMORALITY EP raises the bar considerably. Featuring current and former members of bands like BRUTAL KNIGHTS, CAREER SUICIDE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, REPROBATES, and BAD SKIN- these guys know what they’re doing and they do it well. This is the black vinyl version, limited to 400 copies.
PERSPEX FLESH "ONA" 7" (VIDEO DISEASE)
Debut 7" by Perspex Flesh, one of the best UK hardcore bands I have heard in a long time. After hearing their demo tape I knew I had to release a record from this band, and when they sent me the final mix of these tracks I was simply blown away. This record is full of incredibly rough and nasty hardcore, Perspex Flesh takes cues from classic USHC, but manages to create their own unique sound. Ugly, nihilistic, and uncompromising, the four songs on this 7" will leave you breathless. This is hands down one of the best releases I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound for maximum impact. Limited to 500 copies on black/white mixed vinyl.
RAW MEAT "DEMO" 7" (VINYL RITES)
Remixed and remastered demo by these NY gentlemen. Members of the briefly lived Nomos and the always wonderful Rival Mob. I drop these names only because they are good reference points for what Raw Meat actually sounds like, hardcore.
VACCINE "DEAD INSIDE" 7" (PAINKILLER)
Vaccine return with their newest 10-song 7" of razor sharp hardcore. A relentless assault of blast beats, buzzsaw guitar and politically-charged misanthropic lyrics. Undoubtedly their most aggressive release to date.
WEEKEND NACHOS "WATCH YOU SUFFER" 7" (A389)
Two brand new tracks from Chicago's reigning champions of hardcore/powerviolence. B-side is exclusive to this single. For fans of Despise You, Infest, and Magrudergrind.
GOD'S AMERICA "OUR BONES WILL BLEACH THE SUN" 7" (A389)
Crushing and abrasive powerviolence/grindcore from Las Vegas, Nevada. For fans of Infest, Phobia, and Magrudergrind.
CASANOVAS IN HEAT "RUINS" 7" (DERANGED)
Casanovas In Heat are a punk band from Boston, MA. Formed in 2010, neighborhood chums, Davy & Con (also of MALE NURSES) decided to take a whack at high-energy, sweat-induced, melodic punk that they had been screwing around with since they were teenagers. They recruited fellow mavericks, Steve & Sean, to complete the dream team. Sparked by a wide-range of influences, the Casanovas want nothing more than to turn every day into a night, and every night into a crusade. A solid mix of the REPLACEMENTS and NAKED RAYGUN.
STOIC VIOLENCE "S/T" LP (VIDEO DISEASE)
Debut 12" from this brand new southern California band. After a well received raw demo, the band decided to go a completely different route with recording techniques and entered a proper studio. The result of that session is presented here, eight songs of biting, hate-filled USHC executed to perfection. All the noisier elements of the demo tape are gone, instead the band opted for a clean, clear sound to grasp the full power of their sound. Chainsaw guitars, unhinged, out-of-control drumming, an incredibly fuzzy bass, and self-loathing vocals. The New Wave of USHC is here. Mixed at Dead Air Studios by Will Killingsworth, mastered and cut by Josh Bonati.
STRAIGHTJACKET NATION "LIVE ON PBS 8/3/07" LP" (NO PATIENCE)
Originally released on cassette and limited to 100 copies, it’s been 5 and a half years since Australia’s STRAIGHTJACKET NATION first took to the airwaves and this incredible live set was captured. A band known around the world for their rabid live shows this recording comes closer to capturing that raw energy and power than any before or since. 11 tracks of Cleveland influenced hardcore fury for fans of 9 SHOCKS TERROR, and H100s, including a cover from short lived Sydney group MASSTRAUMA. Searing guitar meets manic cat-in-a-bag style vocals backed up by relentless bass and drums. Wild and chaotic hardcore punk from one of Australia’s finest, featuring members of THE UV RACE, DICK DIVER, PISSCHRIST, BLOODY HAMMER, TOTAL CONTROL, EAST LINK, SUCIO PODER, and more.
SPECTRES "NOTHING TO NOWHERE" LP (DERANGED)
Spectres are a Post Punk band from Vancouver, B.C. originally formed largely as a studio only project by Brian Gustavson and Steve Hanker In Coombs, British Columbia. After self releasing several demos both Gustavson and Hanker relocated to Vancouver and brought Heather and Nathan Szilagyi in on Drums and Bass, and Zach Batalden in on second guitar. Heather Szilagyi would soon be replaced by Steve Gerenscer on drums, and after releasing two singles and touring the west coast with the Estranged Hanker would leave the band to be replaced by Tyler Pilling. 2010 saw the release of the band’s first full length LP, LAST DAYS which was followed in 2011 by a European tour and a split 7” with Arctic Flowers. NOTHING TO NOWHERE is the new album and the Spectres most ambitious to date, with ten new songs that push the band’s sound in new directions.
EAGULLS "S/T" LP (DERANGED)
The ferocious post-punk 5 piece bands, Eagulls based in Leeds, England are pleased to share their 5 track EP on Canada’s prestigious punk label Deranged. A few lucky folks have been able to catch the band’s European shows. The shows received high accolades as some of the most thrilling and visceral performances ever. EAGULLS has shared the stage with Iceage, Milk Music, Ceremony, and Fucked Up. The five tracks - “Coffin”, “Moulting”, “No If’s, No Buts”, “Cripple” and “Still Born”; Drawing from a wide variety of influences, EAGULLS manage to create something new, while still paying homage to classical punk.
LEFT FOR DEAD "DEVOID OF EVERYTHING" LP (A389)
Left For Dead's entire studio recorded output from 1996-1997, taken from the original 1/4" multi track reels by Kevin Bernstein. Featuring members of legendary Canadian hardcore band Chokehold, whose members went on to form Cursed, The Swarm, Haymaker, Pick Your side & Burning Love. Produced by James Plotkin (KHANATE). Gatefold jacket with 11" insert and download codes.
GEHENNA "NEGOTIUM PERAMBULANS IN TENEBRIS" LP (A389)
The band's first full length debut record from 2000 on vinyl with a a bonus track. Pure raw brutality, Gehenna is seething with primitive fury and laying waste with barbaric execution. Remastered by Brad Boatright with original artwork including a gatefold jacket with 18x18 poster insert. For fans of Integrity, Infest and Hellhammer. Vinyl comes with digital download codes.
LOW PLACES "SPIRITUAL TREATMENT" LP (A389)
Intense power-violence influenced hardcore from Los Angeles loaded with breakneck fasts, crushing slows and early Earache style riffin'… plus a Neanderthal cover to boot! Comes with a 24x24 poster insert of the cover collage by Szymon Siech!!! Check it out if you like: No Comment/Neanderthal/Entombed.
ANNE "DREAM PUNX" LP (A389)
"Wow, this is a first. A389 recordings putting a shoegaze/indie rock record out! Anne pay homage to the shoegaze/dreampop bands of the '90s like My Bloody Valentine, Lush, and Slowdive, and Catherine Wheel. Portland, Ore's Anne complete the package with dreamy vocals and reverb/delay-heavy guitars. This LP features new songs plus tracks from their highly sought-after self-released mixtapes. Killer album. Another highly recommended release by A389! Enjoy" - elementaryrevolt.blogspot.com
RINGWORM "STIGMATAS IN THE FLESH" LP (A389)
Legendary Cleveland thrashers Ringworm release their first live album recorded in 2010 at A389's label 6th anniversary bash. Label head DR describes the night, "There was a lot of tension in the air. After Gehenna's set almost ended in a riot, RINGWORM took the stage and just leveled the place. It was truly one of the most vicious performances I've ever seen." Available on 300 copies on clear or black vinyl, with printed insert and MP3 download codes.
NOTHING "DOWNWARD YEARS TO COME" 12" (A389)
On their third release, Philadelphia's NOTHING orchestrate a dense symphony with guitars and keyboards drenched in reverb and haunting vocal melodies. Featuring members of the band HORROR SHOW, Nothing will appeal to fans of ANNE, WHIRR, Cold Cave and Jesus & Mary Chain. Comes with download codes.
SUSPECT - DEMO TAPE
"While the entire universe seems to be focusing on the last 12 months of music, it’s important to remember that if the end of the world is nigh, thank god some labels are still putting out music with a true “fuck it all” spirit. Enter Suspect, the new California-based hardcore act. An incestuous lineup to boot—members of Knife Fight (Nick Townsend who recorded the demo,) Tear It Up, Find Him and Kill Him, Deep Sleep and three members of Kent State, Suspect is a powerhouse. The band is Paranoid Futures owner/operator Nick Vance’s most aggressive work to date, hopefully a sign of more to come. The entire demo exists with incredible intensity, never once slowing or choking under its own ferocity. There are moments that ring true to the sound of the project Suspect’s members make up (a few feel oddly similar to the ‘80s SST sound of Vance’s Deep Sleep) while maintaining an energy so much more than the sum of their parts."
STEPDAD SS - DEMO TAPE
The Stepdad SS demo is finally ready. 17 minutes of hardcore punk rock repeated on both sides for your listening (dis)pleasure. This band includes the 3/4 of No Power that didn't ditch Charlotte for the great white north. Stepdad SS is what it would sound like if the Boston crew cut their teeth in Tampere. Burly, (occasionally mid-paced) American hardcore with an obvious affinity for fast Finnish punk... SSD meets Vaurio maybe? Buy the tape and make your own stupid comparisons.
MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #358 - MARCH 2013
Hey everybody! Maximum Rocknroll #358, the March 2013 issue is here, featuring the infamous YEAR-END TOP TENS OF 2012!!! That’s right — inside you will find varying opinions from some of your fellow punks on the best of. Crack this new issue open to argue or confirm what “taste” is! We also have interviews with Brontez Purnell of YOUNGER LOVERS discussing his various projects, DIY and his involvement in punk through his own unique lens. We also have Northampton, Massachusetts’ POTTY MOUTH with their unique blend of sounds reminiscent of punk, pop and surf rolled into some killer tuneage. From the long days and long nights of Sweden we have NITAD busting up preconceptions of Swedish punk, hardcore and crust. Noise assault weirdos SCHIZOPHAZIA from Canada invite you into the demented mindset that creates this demented sound. Plus an East Anglia, UK, scene report, and we introduce you to our MRR Shitworker of the Month: Mark Dober. All of this along with your favorite columns, news and the most extensive review section in punk rock print!
DOWN AND OUT ZINE - ISSUE #26
Comprehensive (46 page) 2013 Hardcore issue of Down and Out. Features interviews with SALVATION, GOOSEBUMPS, HERPES and some lesser known acts FUMES, NEED, and SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. Also includes over ten pages of reviews scouring all ugly, noisy, and fucked up HC punk from the past few months. A serious (aside from the GOOSEBUMPS interview) and almost painfully thorough look at current hardcore punk from Australia's Sam Vince. US version printed by Feel It.
SEX BEFORE SUICIDE ZINE - ISSUE #3
Alright! New issue of this fantastic French rag features almost 50 pages of content...including interviews with sleaze master BRUCE LABRUCE, performance artist and ex-L.A. punk RON ATHEY, murder-zine cult figure FULL FORCE FRANK, and cinema snob BRAD JONES. Also features tons of cult music and film reviews and features plus other shocking content! (Gaye ADVERT nude spread anyone?) All this with the familiar spastic layout and fiendish writing you've come to expect from these Frenchmen. US version printed by Feel It.
DEFIANT POSE ZINE - ISSUE #7 (UK FANZINES '77-'84)
44 page UK fanzine anthology 1977-84, from early punk through to Better Badges, Crass and post-punk/hardcore. Covers London, Manchester, Sheffield, Ireland and Scotland, Crass, Ripped & Torn and anarcho punk. Interviews, graphics and some reprints. Seriously amazing collection from the UK's Mike Inflammable. This has been in the works for almost ten years and is essential for anyone interested in the UK punk or fanzine culture from '77-'84. US edition printed by Feel It.
RESTOCKS FOR 2/22/13:
ALTERED BOYS - S/T 7"
CAREER SUICIDE - SARS 7"
DAWN OF HUMANS - BLURST OF THE BIRDFISH 7"
INTEGRITY - WALPURGISNACHT 7"
MALE NURSES - S/T 7"
NO MORE ART - TOUGH TO BREATHE 7"
POISON CONTROL - THE VIOLENT YEARS 7"
RATIONAL ANIMALS - CROSS EYED DELIGHTS 7"
SAD BOYS - S/T 7"
WHITE LUNG - ATLANTA 7"
WITHDRAWAL - FAITH, FLESH, AND BLOOD 7"
BRUTAL KNIGHTS - BLOWN 2 COMPLETION LP
BURNING LOVE - SONGS FOR BURNING LOVERS LP
CULO - LIFE IS VILE LP
NATURAL LAW - FIND THE FLOCK LP
NEON PISS S/T LP
NO PROBLEM - AND NOW THIS LP
PRISONER ABUSE - S/T LP
REGULATIONS S/T LP
ROUGH KIDS - THE STATE I'M IN LP
TRANZMITORS - BUSY SINGLES LP
TRANZMITORS - EP 12"
WHITE LUNG - SORRY LP
WICCANS - SKULLDUGGERY LP
DISTORT ZINE - ISSUE #19
DISTORT ZINE - ISSUE #22
DISTORT ZINE - ISSUE #37
SEX BEFORE SUICIDE ZINE - ISSUE #2