Saturday, March 8, 2014

NEW RELEASES in the webstore! HYSTERICS, DRAIZE, VEXX, and MORE!















I've been putting a ton of new stuff in the store over the past few weeks and haven't had a chance to get an update done, so I'm dividing it up between NEW RELEASES and REISSUES!!! Some great stuff in both categories, so here is part 1!

Click the title to go straight to the item in the store!

BELLICOSE MINDS "THE BUZZ OR HOWL SESSIONS" 10" (A389)
Portland's THE BELLICOSE MINDS classic cassette-only debut completely remastered and available on vinyl for the first time ever.  Perfectly dark, cynical and catchy goth/darkwave infused postpunk.

BREAKOUT "RAZOR WIRE" 7" (ON HIGH)
Excellent hardcore punk from Austin, TX featuring ex members of BOMBER and CREAMERS . listen to a few songs here: http://breakoutaus.bandcamp.com/

HYSTERICS "CAN'T I LIVE" 7" (M'LADYS)
NEW HYSTERICS! I know, we're freaking out too. It gets even better; this record is spectacularly brutal. 12 (!) minutes of fury jammed onto a super hi-fi 7" EP, uncompromising and brilliant, it sounds even better on the 500th listen than it does on the first, which is SAYING something. From the opening blast of "Outside In" to the molten lahar of "No Vision", Hysterics throw down with a ferocity not seen since... well, since their debut. All hyperbole spiel aside, comrades, this record is among the very best we've ever had the pleasure of bringing you. IT'S THAT GOOD. THIS IS THE SOUND OF THE NEW BREED - GET INVOLVED AND GET THRASHED.

DRAIZE "S/T" 7" (BAD TEETH)
These Boston powerviolence pros have returned with new material at last! This 6 song slab will seriously put you right back in your fucking place. One of the finest modern hardcore bands blast through approximately 10 minutes of pure aggression with the sweetest punk edge. You thought you had seen the last of Draize...you were incorrect. A blistering follow-up to their impressive full-length from a few years back!  Record comes packaged in gorgeous hand-screened covers along with a cardstock poster insert.

CORPSE, THE "S/T" 7" (DISTORT REALITY)
Ripping hardcore punk from Portland!

ATTACK SS / FRENZY - SPLIT 7" (DISTORT REALITY)
"Brand new split 7" from these two noise punk bands. Attack SS are more in the Confuse Contempt for Authority mode; in other words you don't the melodic, Swankys-inspired bass lines that a lot of bands go for; instead, this is all about simple, raging, noisy punk, and the energy level is off the charts... maybe it's kind of comparable to early Zyanose? As for Frenzy, they're from Portland I think and they have a faster, more jagged sound. It's kind of a mess in some ways, with all kinds of crazy tempo changes and some noisy guitar solos, but it's super energetic. Throw in some sick artwork and you have an all-around solid noise punk release." - sorrystaterecords.com

ECTOPLASM "S/T (2ND)" 7" (DISTORT REALITY)
Second EP from these raging hardcore punks from Gainesville along the lines of Crude SS, Varukers, Kaaos and UK82 bands. Some mid-tempo pounders and some awesome fast songs. Distorted everything.

VEXX "S/T" LP (GRAZER)
Hailing from Olympia, Washington, VEXX are a true anomaly. These 8 tracks combine unhinged, Penelope Houston-style vocals with the meth-driven guitar solos of the ZERO BOYS and highly syncopated rhythms to devastating impact.  Songs like “Falling Down” and “Spirit/Contraint” blaze past with their breakneck tempos, yet contain enough pop sensibility to yield repeated plays.  While VEXX sound more small-town Midwest than gloomy Northwest, they still pay occasional homage to the ominous sounds of the WIPERS on standout track “Ocean Shores” – showing they understand their geographical antecedents better than most. Elsewhere, “Stress” and “Roky, Take me Home” recall the thuggish menace of Hermosa Beach groups, with vocals that alternate between a grumble and a roar.

BARREN GIRLS "HELL HYMNS" 7" (MERGE)
Formed in December of 2011, BARREN GIRLS hail from the tight-knit Raleigh, NC, punk scene. Hell Hymns is a collection of four succinct songs that tackle paranoia, heartbreak and other personal issues through the lens of gritty, rowdy garage rock. CARLA WOLFF (vocals, guitar) wanted to start an all-girl punk group, so she connected with former bandmate ASH VAN EIJK (drums) and friend JENNY WILLIAMS (keyboards), who had never taken up an instrument before. They played together as a trio for three months until FRAN ARAYA joined on bass to complete the line-up. A scorching performance at the Hopscotch Festival in September brought them to the attention of Merge, and with a 4-track and their friend WILLAIM G. EVANS of Aleph Audio, the girls recorded this four-song EP in their cotton mill practice space. “She-Devil” is the longest song they play at almost three minutes, while “Alter Ego,” “Deal With the Devil” and “How Could You” represent the faster raw punk energy people have come to expect from their live performances.

BAD COYOTES "IT'S TIME FOR SEX POSITIONS WITH …" 7" (RESSURECTION)
What do Bad Coyotes sound like? Imagine a bunch of chainsaws playing a garage punk version of Sex Pistols songs and you will have a pretty good idea of what to expect. It's heavy, energetic, and way too British sounding to be from Oakland (but in a good way). The record starts with a couple of unrelentingly vigorous garage punk jammers, fueled by buzzing guitars, a pounding rhythm section, and sing-a-long vocals. Side B1 sounds like a long-lost track from the UK Misfits (No, there was never a UK Misfits), and the last track is an awesome cover of one of the greatest punk songs of all time. This record is would make a great gift for that garage punker that needs just a bit more pogo in their life.

LUNCH "JOHNNY PINEAPPLE" 7" (RESSURECTION)
Hot on the heels of "Quinn Touched The Sun", this 7" contains 4 of Quinn's most manic jems, newly remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering. Lunch's infectious brand of upbeat post/garage punk takes listener's from fast-paced pop anthems to trudging, reverberated doggerel, and nowhere in between. It's like The Gun Club, Wire, UK Decay, and whatever garbage garage punk punk your into at the moment got smashed into the shape of a 7". The is guaranteed to stay or your turntable for a while (or at least until you throw it out the window).

INTEGRITY "BLACK HEKSEN RISE" 7" (A389)
Originally released in Europe on various formats over the past few years, we're thrilled to present INTEGRITY's majestic masterpiece 'Black Heksen Rise', in a permanent / easy to obtain edition.  Contains a cover of 'No Power' by Zouo which was previously not included in any prior editions.

HAYMAKER "LET THEM ROT" 7" (A389)
Legendary Canadian hardcore terrors HAYMAKER return with their first new recordings in almost ten years.  Raw furious and REAL hardcore with no punches pulled.  Members of Left For Dead/Pick Your Side/Chokehold.  Limited edition pressing of 1000 copies.

ADULT CRASH "UNFINISHED BUSINESS" 12" (STANDARDS)
On Unfinished Business, their debut 12” EP, Adult Crash plays a powerful brand of hardcore, with the dramatic, rhythmic build-ups of Bl’ast!, the concrete-thick guitar work of SS Decontrol, the blunt vocal delivery of early Agnostic Front, and some left-of-center thrash flourishes a’la Septic Death. Far more than just a Frankenstein monster of well-tread influences, Adult Crash has a seamless, naturally flowing sound that can only come from veterans who have truly internalized the craft of hardcore songwriting. Featuring a cadre of San Diego/Chula Vista HC veterans, including Tim Gonzalez of Amenity and House of Suffering, Adult Crash has the credentials and musicianship to convincingly deliver their unique sonic onslaught in spades. Mandatory listening for all true believers in the HC arts.

WACO FUCK "ELIMINATE CULTURE" 12" (STANDARDS)
Final 12” EP from North County San Diego’s ferocious HC stalwarts Waco Fuck. Distilling the Totalitar and Napalm Death obsessed ultracore of their earlier output into a more powerful, midpaced assault, Eliminate Culture weaves deftly through Scandinavian-derived thrashings, violent dirges, infectious, Rudimentary Peni style riffing, and the hard hitting SoCal traditions of Battalion of Saints and the like. If you have an ear for forward thinking, well played hardcore bound by neither cliché nor pretension, Eliminate Culture is for you.

SEE YOU IN HELL "JED" LP (SPHC)
Czech hardcore heroes See You in Hell return with their third LP in their 14 year career, and like all great bands, they just continue to get better! Jed LP is the best See You in Hell material yet as they continue to master the “Burning Spirits” Japanese hardcore style on their own terms, with their own subtle and unique twists. Bringing a distinctly Czech//eastern European sensibility to the Japanese hardcore style, they are a band that, like most great punk bands, at once sounds familiar yet instantly recognizable. This small-run American pressing was done in conjunction with their USA west coast tour with Lotus Fucker.

NUCLEAR AGE - DEMO TAPE
New hardcore band from DC/MD area. http://nuclearage.bandcamp.com/

JERK STORE #13 - ZINE
Latest issue of this top-notch Australian zine. Features writings about 1981, a Daylight Robbery tour diary, a bunch of spot-on, incredibly well-written record reviews and a lot of other content for the discerning punk. I love that Alex has really diverse yet demanding tastes, and I think it's safe to say that if you're into what Sorry State does (particularly on the label end of things) this should be one of your must-read zines.



RESTOCKS:

ANNE - DREAM PUNX LP
BOOM BOOM KID - MUSICA SIN LA ... LP
COLUMN OF HEAVEN - MISSION FROM GOD LP
DEAD IN THE DIRT - BLIND HOLE LP
EXIT HIPPIES / LOTUS FUCKER - SPLIT LP
FORWARD / TEARGAS - SPLIT 7"
INFERNOH - 7 SPAR LP
NOISEM - AGONY DEFINED LP
PRIMITIVE HEARTS - HIGH AND TIGHT 7"
SEX PRISONER - STATE PROPERTY 7"
SHIPWRECKED - THE LAST PAGANS LP

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