2. NIGHT BIRDS Midwest Tour Starting TODAY / New Track Streaming
3. SECTARIAN VIOLENCE "Upward Hostility" out this April / European Tour happening NOW
4. SICKOIDS "No Home" 12" out this April / European Tour this Summer!
5. STRIKING DISTANCE playing UNITED BLOOD and DAMAGED CITY Fests / "March to your Grave" LP reissue out soon!
6. KREMLIN East Coast / South / Midwest Tour this April
7. THE SHIRKS Southern / Midwest Tour this April
8. New Records in the Webstore!
Oh man, as promised, things have gotten as BUSY as can be over here at GMHQ!!! Where do I even begin? Let's Just go Alphabetically (sorta) !!! First off, we've finally announced that the new BIG EYES full length, "Almost Famous," will see the light of day in May! We've got a brand new track, "Being Unkind," from the LP streaming over at Pitchfork.com, so check it out! In a couple of days BIG EYES will embark on a West Coast tour with CRIMINAL CODE (Deranged Records), so check em out if they play your town! Tour Dates are below!
NIGHT BIRDS are streaming the title track to their upcoming Fat Wreck single, "Maimed for the Masses," over at Brooklyn Vegan! Fat Wreck has also announced a pre-order so go order yourself a copy! The single contains three exclusive tracks along with the title track, which will appear on their upcoming full length, "Born to Die in Suburbia" due out this Summer on Grave Mistake Records (and in Europe on Taken By Surprise)! NIGHT BIRDS leave TODAY for their Midwest Tour with TENEMENT and GIVE, so check out those tour dates below!!
SECTARIAN VIOLENCE are currently 4 days into their European Tour, so check em out if they are hitting your area! They should have limited tour copies of their new LP, "Upward Hostility" so grab one if it's not too late. We are hoping to have the US version of the LP ready to roll mid-April!!! You can check out the title track up at the band's website, and we hope to have the LP streaming in FULL courtesy of our friends over at gluehc.com sometime this week (keep an eye on our FB and Twitter for more news on that)! Tour dates are below!
The SICKOIDS "No Home" 12" EP is also right around the corner! This new six song 12" is a beast of a record and a fitting follow up to last year's debut LP! While members of SICKOIDS are currently spread around the country, they are going to be hitting Europe on tour this June! You can see the dates at http://sickoids.blogspot.com/ ... Sorry State and I should have this release ready to roll mid April as well (you might be able to grab your copy at Damaged City and New York's Alright Fests if you are lucky!).
STRIKING DISTANCE will be playing UNITED BLOOD fest in Richmond in just TWO days!!! We are pushing to have some copies of their "March to your Grave" LP reissue available, but we are currently at the mercy of the pressing plant so at this point, who knows?! STRIKING DISTANCE has ALSO just been announced for a DAMAGED CITY FEST after show with the one and only THE AFTERMATH next month!!!! Get stoked!!! If we don't have that reissue for UB, we should DEFINITELY have it for DC!
THE SHIRKS also leave for tour next month, you can check the dates below ... do yourself a favor and check em out if they hit your town! They don't leave DC too often, so take advantage of it when they do!!! If you haven't picked up their newest 12" which came out last month, you can grab a copy in the GM webstore, from your favorite store or distro, or from the band on tour!
This is a new record, because I don't think in the history of the label I've had this many bands on tour (or about to go on tour) ... but KREMLIN will also be touring for a few weeks in the US this April as well! Their new LP will be available courtesy of BEACH IMPEDIMENT / BAD VIBRATIONS, and while we are pushing to have some copies of the "Will You Feed Me?" 7" US pressing ... not sure if we'll get em in time but they will definitely be available come May!! Their tour dates are below as well.
I think that's all for now on the band / release front! If you've made it this far, thank you for reading! On a final note, I added a few titles to the Grave Mistake Webstore ... finally got the new RIVAL MOB LP, new PISSED JEANS LP, DEATH CAMP 7", WAKE UP DEAD 7" COMPILATION, WRONG DECISION TAPE, and a few more goods! Check the full list below!
Thanks for reading, see you next week!
Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
UPCOMING TOURS / FESTS!
NIGHT BIRDS / TENEMENT / GIVE - "CAN'T STAND THE MIDWEST" TOUR 2013
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/
Wed. 3/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class - http://www.facebook.com/
Thu. 3/28 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House - http://www.facebook.com/
Fri. 3/29 - Chicago, IL @ Township - http://www.facebook.com/
Sat. 3/30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bog Ward - http://www.facebook.com/
Sun. 3/31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa - http://www.facebook.com/
Mon. 4/1 - Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar - http://www.facebook.com/
Tue. 4/2 - St Louis, MO @ Blank Space - http://www.facebook.com/
Wed. 4/3 - Memphis, TN @ 1372 Overton Park - http://www.facebook.com/
Thu. 4/4 - Indianapolis, IN @ Adam's Pizza - http://www.facebook.com/
Fri. 4/5 - Cincinnati, OH @ Rakes End
Sat. 4/6 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups - http://www.facebook.com/
Please email BRIANGORSEGNER@GMAIL.COM with any questions.
SECTARIAN VIOLENCE - EUROPEAN TOUR 2013
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/
23 - BRADFORD (uk) @ The 1 in 12 Club, with Voorhees etc (https://www.facebook.com/
24 - SHEFFIELD (uk) (http://www.facebook.com/
25 - PARIS (fr) @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire (http://www.facebook.com/
26 - TOULOUSE (fr) @ Le Saint des Seines
27 - BARCELONA (es) @ Casal Joves Guinaueta (http://www.facebook.com/
28 - VALENCIA (es) @ CSA La Residencia (http://www.facebook.com/
29 - SALAMANCA (es) @ 13 Monos
30 - VIGO (galicia) @ Torreiro da festa
31 - LISBON (pt)
1 - SAO JOAO DA MADEIRA (pt) @ Ecos Urbanos
2 - MADRID (es) @ Sala Barracuda
3 - BORDEAUX (fr) @ Athénée Libertaire (http://www.facebook.com/
4 - NANTES (fr) @ Le Floride (http://www.facebook.com/
5 - LILLE (fr) @ La Rumeur
6 - DAY OFF
7 - BRIGHTON (uk) @ The Hope with Final Rage, Violent Reaction, Ego Trip (http://www.facebook.com/
8 - SOUTHAMPTON (uk)
9 - LONDON (uk) / (http://www.facebook.com/
BIG EYES - WEST COAST TOUR 2013
ALL DATES WITH CRIMINAL CODE (Deranged Records) UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED!
30 Sat - Seattle, WA @ The Comet w/ Mean Jeans, Big Crux, Pelvis Wrestlies
3 Weds - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Arctic Flowers
4 Thurs - Tacoma, WA @ Fifth Dimension w/ Freedom Club
5 Fri - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ TBA w/ Nu Sensae
6 Sat - Victoria, BC, Canada @ Lucky Bar w/ Stimpy
7 Sun - Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur w/ Naomi Punk, Love Interest
8 Mon - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project w/ Prescription
9 Tues - San Francisco, CA @ Thrillhouse
10 Weds - Riverside, CA @ Blood Orange Info Shop (http://www.facebook.com/
11 Thurs - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA w/ Audacity, Bad Antics
12 Fri - Oakland, CA @ 1234 GO! (http://www.facebook.com/
13 Sat - Arcata, CA @ Ink Annex (http://www.facebook.com/
14 Sun - Portland, OR @ Star Theater (Bender Fest) **WITHOUT CRIMINAL CODE**
THE SHIRKS - SOUTHERN / MIDWEST TOUR 2013
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/
6 - Bristol VA Grind House w/ Nerve Endings, Gutter Popes
7 - Asheville NC Odditorium
8 - Nashville TN Stone Fox
9 - Atlanta GA
10 - Huntsville AL Copper Top w/ Los Vigilantes & Las Ardillas
11 - Jackson MS Morningbell Records w/ Overnight Lows
12 - New Orleans Siberia w/ Manateees, Nots and Moving Finger
13 - Memphis TN Buccaneer w/ Sharp Balloons
14 - Indianapolis IN Indy's Jukebox w/ The Gitmos, Thee Rockefeller Sheiks, DJ Jewey Ramone
15 - Bloomington IN Magnetic South w/ Apache Dropout
16 - Cleveland OH Hot Trash Radio WCSB 89.3 www.wcsbradio.com
17 - Cleveland OH Now That's Class w/ When Particles Collide
KREMLIN - EAST COAST / SOUTH / MIDWEST TOUR / APRIL 2013
April 20 - New York City at The Acheron w/ Culo, Creem, Missionary
April 21 Baltimore - K Bar w/ Chaos Destroy, Merciless Game
April 22nd Raleigh - The Maywood w/ Future Binds, Macht Nichts
April 23rd Atlanta - 529 w/ Mercenary, Uniform, Gun Outfit?
April 24th New Orleans - house show? still coming together
April 25th - Houston - East Side Social Center
April 26th - Austin - Holy Moutain w/ Wiccans, Criaturas, Recide, Breakout
April 27th - Denton - Bruisers Dojo w/ Wiccans, more
April 28th - Kansas City - Bad Haus w/ Lumpy and the Dumpers, Dirty Work, No Class, Laugh Boy
April 29th - St Louis at "Bonerville" w/ Bathhouse Boys, Pink Sock
April 30th - Detroit at Jumbo's Bar w/ Roach Clip, SCUM
SICKOIDS - EUROPEAN TOUR / JUNE 2013
Check the tour flyer at http://sickoids.blogspot.com/ !
Some Fests featuring GRAVE MISTAKE bands ...
UNITED BLOOD FEST / Richmond, VA / March 29-30: http://unitedblood.blogspot.
DAMAGED CITY FEST / Washington DC / April 12-13: http://dc-damaged-city.tumblr.
CHAOS IN TEJAS / Austin, TX / May 30 - June 2: http://www.chaosintejas.com/
NEW IN THE WEBSTORE 3.27.13:
RIVAL MOB, THE "MOB JUSTICE" LP (REVELATION)
Drawn up by some of the most unsavory souls in the Boston, MA underground hardcore scene and reinforced by members who have done time in infamous area bands like Mind Eraser, Righteous Jams, Mental, XfilesX and many others, The Rival Mob have become the darlings of the current hardcore scene, inspiring shameless violence and playing high on the bill at the most important hardcore festivals in America: This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, Sound And Fury in California, and Chaos in Tejas in Austin, TX. In between serving time with their current other projects World War 4, Give, No Tolerance, and Boston Strangler, the band will be playing on both coasts highlighted once again by the big summer festivals as well as their first-ever trip across the Atlantic to Europe. The band's Revelation Records debut picks up right where their previous EP, "Hardcore For Hardcore," left off, with vocalist Brendan Radigan spewing venom at the ills that plague both the outside world and the scene itself, all delivered over fast, stage dive-inspiring hardcore that brings to mind the best of mid-to-late '80s New York hardcore bands like Youth Of Today, Warzone, and Breakdown. Vinyl version includes digital download.
PISSED JEANS "HONEYS" LP (SUB POP)
Age and four full-lengths haven’t mellowed Pissed Jeans; they can still unleash a blare that will exfoliate your cochlea. Formed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Pissed Jeans released Shallow, their first album, in 2005 on Parts Unknown Records. The band relocated to Philadelphia seven years ago, and Sub Pop released Hope for Men in 2007, and then King of Jeans in 2009. The latter was recorded by Grammy nominee Alex Newport, who also recorded Honeys. Age and experience have, however, refined Pissed Jeans. Their ideas and execution have become more subtly focused. The songs on Honeys are direct without being obtuse, evocative without being vague, personal without being indulgent. They also rock like nobody’s business. Forget all the claptrap you’ve heard about other bands delivering the goods. If you want bloodthirsty, you’ve got it… At times Honeys is the sound of being bashed over the head with a snow shovel. At times the band slows down and sounds like waking from a nightmare you can’t quite remember. The songs are catchy, but in a way that would appeal to mental patients who only understand colors. Honeys stews on the kind of mundane, niggling things that keep you up late at night. It’s an ode to the misery and shackles of being a responsible adult, and the shame of one’s own narcissism. Pissed Jeans trucks in menacing songs about insecurity, and nobody has ever done it better.
BRAIN VACATION "THE MUSICIANS" LP (WALL OF YOUTH)
Brain Vacation first appeared in 2008 as repulsive noise supposedly here from the post-apocalyptic future. Now that we’ve all survived 2012, BV re-emerges as an actual band from Chicago whose approach is a bit more tuneful but no less focused on the end of everything. Their new record takes full advantage of the fact that punk is whatever they make it to be — furious hardcore, upbeat pop, lumbering almost-metal — propelled by huge guitars and lots of yelling. This fearless sense of play makes it feel like the record could have been made 30 years ago by a group of Angeleno kids despite the fact that it was made a few months ago by a quartet of 30-year-old Anglo goons. Fuck Armageddon... This is The Musicians LP by Brain Vacation! The LP (Wall of Youth’s first) is pressed on severely heavy 180 gram “molten core” colored vinyl and housed in a printed matte jacket with 2-sided lyric sheet/insert, shrink-wrapped for posterity and limited to 250 copies. Play at maximum volume for a real treat.
DEATH CAMP "TEENAGE NIGHTMARE" 7" (BLACK REBEL)
Here it is folks, the debut vinyl release for both Death Camp and Black Rebel Records... Finally available after many delays. The band plays heavy, almost metallic H/C, with their influences ranging equally from stuff like Sheer Terror & Warzone as well as The Replacements, Suede & Sisters of Mercy. The record was recorded live (even vocals) in March 2012 with Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. Comes with a stickered poly bag with the band info on it to take away some of the mystery of what the hell you're listening to! Rochester RN'R baby!
RAW NERVES / ACTS OF SEDITION - SPLIT 7" (MAN IN DECLINE)
Ahead of a West Coast tour in March 2012, Man In Decline issued a split 7" by these two prolific bands. Raw Nerves comes on like a strong dose of early hardcore in the vein of The Fix and Negative Approach mixed with influences from the '90's like, Citizen's Arrest, Born Against and Rorschach. Acts of Sedition continue their established sound of dark, depressing hardcore that should appeal to fans of Tragedy, Born/Dead, Citizen's Arrest and Nausea.
WAKE UP DEAD VOL. 1 - V/A - COMP 7" (BAD TEETH)
Get excited about current hardcore all over again with this 7" compilation of 6 American bands featuring THE REPOS, CURMUDGEON, SEX PRISONER, TO THE POINT, SUCKED DRY and THICK SKIN. All new/exclusive material. Includes a beautiful 8-page booklet insert.
DOWN TO NOTHING "UNBREAKABLE" LP (REVELATION)
Down To Nothing started from humble beginnings in 2000. Around that time, local Richmond VA favorites Count Me Out and Time Flies found themselves at the tail end of their careers, making Down To Nothing the perfect fit to fill the void of the two fallen heroes. Like most young bands, DTN's expectations didn't go much further than a little touring and releasing a record. After putting out their first full-length, "Save It For The Birds" in 2003, DTN knew they were bound for more. In the next two years, DTN released two splits: The first came out in 2004 and was with Florida's Kids Like Us (Eulogy Records); the second split was the result of a strong friendship they forged with the UK's On Thin Ice on their first European tour in 2005. The two splits along with three unreleased songs were compiled and released as "Splitting Headache" in 2005. This compilation showed immense growth and acted as a bridge to their most recent work, "The Most." After being out of print for over a year, DTN's "Splitting Headache" and "Save It For The Birds" are finally available again on one special Revelation release, "Unbreakable." New pressing now available on purple vinyl and limited to 500 copies. Vinyl version includes digital download of this record.
INTEGRITY "SYSTEMS OVERLOAD" LP (ORGANIZED CRIME)
Originally released in 1995, "Systems Overload" was a shock to the hardcore scene that was focused more on politically correct ideas than the sheer brutality of the music. "Systems Overload" marks the third chapter from the first volume of one of the most loved and hated hardcore bands in history. This expanded edition contains new cover art, fold-out poster and layout by Dwid Hellion, as well as liner notes about the making of the record from Aaron Melnick. LP includes digital download.
LIARS ACADEMY "NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS" LP (EQUAL VISION)
Featuring ex-members of CROSS MY HEART (Deep Elm Records) and STRIKE ANYWHERE (Jade Tree Records) this Baltimore area trio plays polished and melodic hook-laden songs that will appeal to fans of all realms of emo and indie rock.
TERROR "NO REGRETS NO SHAME" LP (BRIDGE NINE)
With heart-stopping stage dives, singsongs and unparalleled energy from the band, "No Regrets No Shame..." captures Terror at their inception and in their glory days; a must-have for any modern-day hardcore fan. Now available on colored vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download.
CEREMONY "ROHNERT PARK" LP (BRIDGE NINE)
Bay Area, CA's Ceremony is back with their third and most unpredictable full-length album to date: "Rohnert Park." This new album is equal parts aggressive, incendiary and, dare we say it, catchy. Don't let that fool you, though; Ceremony's trademark pissed off punk stomp is apparent on "Rohnert Park" and vocalist Ross Farrar's lyrics and delivery are as fiery as ever. Now available again on colored vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download.
CRUEL HAND "PRYING EYES" LP (BRIDGE NINE)
Cruel Hand's "Prying Eyes" is a record that's going to knock you on your ass. Originally a side project for members of Outbreak, Cruel Hand has evolved from a band that never meant to tour into a band that has done three full US tours, a full European tour and are releasing their sophomore full-length on Bridge Nine. Combining early Metallica, Madball and a crossover hardcore style that sounds like a modern Agnostic Front or D.R.I., Cruel Hand is set to show you that hardcore can be metal or your metal can be hardcore. Now available on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover.
COCK SPARRER "TRUE GRIT OUTTAKES" LP (PIRATES PRESS)
Remixed and remastered, this foil-stamped gem includes all of the tracks that were recorded for their debut with Decca, only uncut with all the count-ins and banter in between. Previously released on CD by Captain Oi! as "Rarities," this record is like a snapshot of being in the studio with Cock Sparrer during the very early days. As would be expected with such an amazing band, many of these songs have held strong through decades of new music and continue to reign as many of the "hits" they still perform today.
WRONG DECISION "THE US TAPE" TAPE (BLEEDING EDGES)
Wrong Decision is a new band from Belgium. On first listen, I was getting comparisons to 86 Mentality, Dead Stop, Insurance Risk and Commitment Crew. Straight forward early 80's style US hardcore, with burly vocals is what you should be expecting. Most of these songs will be on an upcoming 7", but there's some exclusives here. The A side give you 8 ripping hardcore tracks, the B side you'll have to experience first hand...
RESTOCKS FOR 3/27/13:
BAYONETTES - GUILTY PLEASURES 7"
BLOODY GEARS - S/T 7"
CRIMINAL CODE - HOLLOWED 7"
GORILLA BISCUITS - S/T 7"
NEO CONS - S/T 7"
NIRVANA - SLIVER 7"
PISSED JEANS - SAM KINISON WOMAN 7"
RED DONS - PARIAH 7"
SPINE - SUBHUMAN 7"
TERRIBLE FEELINGS - IMPENDING DOOM 7"
TRANZMITORS - S/T (REACT) 7"
ALL - ALLROY'S REVENGE LP
ALL - BREAKING THINGS LP
BACKTRACK - DARKER HALF LP
BLACK FLAG - EVERYTHING WENT BLACK 2xLP
BLACK FLAG - THE FIRST FOUR YEARS LP
BLACK FLAG - MY WAR LP
BLACK FLAG - DAMAGED LP
BLOODY GEARS - LANDSCAPES OF DISEASE LP
BRAIN KILLER - EVERY ACTUAL STATE IS CORRUPT LP
CAREER SUICIDE - KANGAROO LP
CHAIN OF STRENGTH - THE ONE THING THAT STILL HOLDS TRUE LP
COCK SPARRER - SHOCK TROOPS LP
CREEM - S/T LP
DOWN TO NOTHING - THE MOST LP
EAGULLS - S/T LP
FOUNDATION - WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS LP
IGNITE - CALL ON MY BROTHERS LP
NO CLASS - S/T LP
NO CLASS - KEINE KLASS II LP
NO POWER - NO PEACE LP
NOMOS - NOTES FROM THE ACHERON LP
PISSED JEANS - KING OF JEANS LP
RED DONS - FAKE MEETS FAILURE LP
RED DONS - DEATH TO IDEALISM LP
SYSTEMATIK - S/T LP
VACANT STATE - FILL THE VOID LP
YOUTH OF TODAY - BREAK DOWN THE WALLS LP
YOUTH OF TODAY - WE'RE NOT IN THIS ALONE LP