Friday, August 22, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE: New Releases from INMATES, SLUGZ, INSTITUTE, IVY, and More!

GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS AND MAILORDER
Webstore Update / August 22, 2014

Greetings ladies and gents! Summer is almost over and I've been keeping pretty quiet on the label front as of late, but things are about to pick up pretty soon as we head into Fall. A couple of quick label updates, then we'll get to the webstore update …

On the release front, we'll have three new releases heading your way next month - the BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7", TENEMENT "Bruised Music Vol. 1" Singles Collection LP, and the ASYLUM 7" (on Vinyl Conflict) have all been pressed up and most of the covers are on order.  We will most likely see the two singles out around early/mid September and the Tenement LP towards the end of the month so stay tuned.

In other exciting label news, GMHQ is actually MOVING again! Yup, this will be the second time moving the full label operation this year!  As odd as it sounds, I'm actually pretty excited to be moving again so soon because I am finally getting everything OUT of my house and into a space solely for the label! I've been operating this record label and distro out of various houses and apartments over the past 12 years, so it's been a long time coming.  I'm currently crammed in an approximately 200 square foot extra bedroom in my apartment with record shelves floor to ceiling, and cannot WAIT to get into a much bigger space.

The move will hopefully only put a hold on shipping for two or three days next week, but any orders placed over the weekend will be ship out on Monday before the move. Needless to say, I'm very excited - so excited that I'm doing a 20% off discount code for any Grave Mistake Releases (including package deals). Just put in the code: gm-movingsale#2 when you check out, and it will deduct 20% from any Grave Mistake titles in your order! This code will be good through the end of the August.
 
Once I'm all settled into the new spot, I plan on kicking September off in high gear over here. Vacation's over - some fun stuff in the works before the year is up!

And on that note, here's what's new in the webstore this month …
 
 
GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE:
http://store.gravemistakerecords.com

WHAT'S NEW FOR AUGUST 22, 2014:
http://store.gravemistakerecords.com/collections/new

Once again, another month has passed since the last webstore update, and some killer records have been added to the store over that time. Sadly, a couple new releases came and went before I could get this update out (like the new HANK WOOD and LONG KNIFE records), but I'm working on getting restocks soon. I also have a few more new titles that are en route, but sadly didn't make it in time for this update (like the new GLUE 7", STEP FORWARD 7", and LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS restocks).  However, once those show up they are going up in the store right away - so if you are looking to grab em ASAP, keep an eye on the new arrivals section of the store or the GM Facebook page. Anyways, there is still a ton of great stuff in stock …

Picked up the long awaited new 12" from Cleveland's one and only INMATES; some new stuff from our friends from Katorga Works, including the new INSTITUTE 7" and IVY LP (GM be one of only a handful of distros selling copies until the regular version is ready); a few choice slabs from Video Disease like the rad LP from THE FLEX and 7"s from STERILIZED and IRON YOUTH; picked up a couple of great new releases (and two of my favorites for 2014) from the wonderful city of Baltimore, MD - the ANGEL DU$T "A.D." LP and the WILD HONEY "Seventeen Forever" 7" - I was also able to grab some of the last remaining copies of the GIVE "I Am Live" 7"; picked up the debut LP from RVA's own SLUGZ, the newest LP from the almighty COLD WORLD, a handful of the latest LP releases from Dirt Cult like the BLANK PAGES LP, UNWELCOME GUESTS LP, and AUTONOMY / NO SIR I WONT Split LP; some rad singles from Grazer Records (POW!, SO WHAT, and COCKTAILS), the debut 7" from the UK's SNOB, the long awaited debut 7" from Atlanta's CRIMINAL INSTINCT, and a few choice reissues from VERBAL ABUSE, SIEGE, and PF COMMANDO.  A lot more new records not mentioned here, so check the full list below!

Stocked up on some of the new MERCY KILLINGS tape which features 2 ripping new tracks from their upcoming 7" as well as a live set, and some rad demos from Richmond's CHRISTI, CROWN COURT from the UK, and STERILE MINDS and FATIGUE (both from the Bay Area).

Finally, got a ton of cool restocks on both recent and older titles from the likes of ANTI-CIMEX, KRAKDOWN, MFP, SOCIALCIDE, SWEET TOOTH, BROKEN PATTERNS, VAGINORS, CIRCLE JERKS, ADOLESCENTS, DEFORMITY, PERSPEX FLESH, VALLEY BOYS, ARCTIC FLOWERS, DRI, LEATHERFACE, NO, EVIL CONDUCT, and more - full restock list is at the bottom of the update.

Thanks for reading!

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New in the Webstore for 08.22.14:


INMATES "S/T" LP
Finally! A new INMATES record! 9 more songs from Cleveland's finest. (Painkiller Records)

INSTITUTE "Giddy Boys" 7"
Austin, TX's Institute delivers this stunning debut single highlighting their superior brand of punk heavily inspired by anarcho and post-punk greats. Taking obvious cues from bands such as Crisis with hints of Public Image Ltd., and even the Partisans, the band has delivered on the potential of their much-hyped demo cassette. Success! (Katorga Works Records)
 
IVY "S/T" LP
Delivering on the lo-fi promise of their demo, NYC's Ivy presents their debut 12", a cleaner and fuller representation of their brand of off-kilter hardcore punk that, no matter how hard they try to play it by-the-books, ends up being terribly unique and truly amazing. (Katorga Works Records)

FLEX, THE "Wild Stabs in the Dark" LP
The Flex have been tearing up the fucking world the past few years after their debut 7" on Video Disease/Milk Run. They show NO signs of slowing down with their LP "Wild Stabs In The Dark". 10 Songs of incredible early 80's UK meets late 80's NYHC.  The Flex are part of the new breed of UKHC, and "Wild Stabs In The Dark" is a milestone in this new sound and in this new age. (Video Disease Records)

STERILIZED "Chemical Dust" 7"
The English may have invented it, but as always, the Americans perfected it. Blazing, brutal, USHC influenced D-Beat from Olympia. 4 songs of in your face P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N. Every record comes in a custom d-beat style sleeve and on illustrious white vinyl.  Released simultaneously along with a 7" on the almighty Warthog Speak label.  EAT IT AND DIE. (Video Disease Records)

IRON YOUTH "S/T" 7"
Debut 7" from this Austin, TX outfit that shares members of Glue and Institute. Although they may share members with those bands, they do not share sounds.  Iron Youth is a massive, nasty, sweat-filled stinking sock of ugly, bottom-feeding hardcore. Think No Trend if they were more suicidal and were bred on a diet of early 80's USHC.  Limited to 300 copies and NEVER to be repressed. Most of the copies are gone. Buy one now or lose out forever. (Video Disease Records)

WILD HONEY "Seventeen Forever" 7"
Wildhoney is a shoegaze band from Baltimore, MD. On this single, buried under thick layer of jangly fuzz, are some upbeat indie-pop gems sure to please fans of Cocteau Twins, Black Tambourine, and Medicine. The vocals are airy, yet powerful, maintaining a strong presence amongst the beautiful noise of the band. (Photobooth Records)

GIVE "I am Live" 7"
Give is a rock band from Washington, DC. This live record takes songs recorded by Ashley Sykes at two shows in Baltimore and DC. Two songs from each show. (Photobooth Records)

SNOB "S/T" 7"
Debut six song 7" from this great new London band who feature a member of Good Throb among others. A lot of bands recently have been described as 'Rudimentary Peni influenced', but this is definitely one of the few that actually bring them to mind, even if the songs are slightly faster paced. Great DIY packaging with riso-ed sleeves and hand stamped labels. (Self Released Records)

ANGEL DU$T "A.D." LP
Angel Du$t is an American hardcore punk band from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2012. It all started with their first EP, Xtra Raw, a collection of 8 songs that managed to be as catchy as they were explosively energetic. Traces of influence from bands like Bad Brains, The Stooges, Poison Idea, Black Flag, and Misfits are apparent, yet Angel Du$tmanages to contribute something truly unique that could have only come out of Baltimore. Even with influences that seem to draw deep into the ’80s and earlier, Angel Du$t finds a way to approach it all with a youthful honesty, with songs that touch on everything from the personal to the sexual to the socio-political. Their first full length, A.D., is due for release June 10th on REACT! Records / Reaper Records; 12 tracks recorded with Brian McTernan (The Explosion, In My Eyes, Polar Bear Club) that blur the lines between punk, hardcore, rock, and pop. (React! Records)

COLD WORLD "How the Gods Chill" LP
Years in the making, "How The Gods Chill" is the definitive Cold World album that the hardcore world has been clamoring for. Recorded by Will Yip (Studio 4) and Arthur Rizk (Salomon's Gate) "How The Gods Chill" is a thirteen song amalgamation of Hip Hop character and Hardcore heart. Openers "Blind" and “The Real Deal” bounce and stomp akin to "Urban Discipline" era Biohazard. While "Never Knows Best" and "No More Fun and Games" melodically and respectfully pay homage to influential legends Only Living Witness and Life Of Agony. It wouldn’t be a Cold World album without a myriad of diverse guest appearances. Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren, George Hirsch of Blacklisted, legendary Kool G. Rap, and even Max B are all featured on the album. Altogether creating an infectious melting pot of sound and spirit unlike anything out there today.  (Deathwish Records)

PF COMMANDO "Rough Sound" 7"
Originally released in 1980 as "Nu Ska Vi Ha", this second PF Commando single is a high point of early Euro punk rock. "Rough Sound" is the a-side hit, a massive pure punk blast that hits as hard as anything from the era, balancing melody and impact as effectively as early SLF or DOA. Two tracks on the flip maintain the energy and power, so you'll be turning this one over repeatedly. First reissue since 1980, in one of the best sleeves ever. (Ugly Pop Records)

PF COMMANDO "Manipulerade Mongon" LP
Self-released in 1979 by one of Sweden's most notorious bands, this monster debut was the country's first punk LP, packing in 15 tracks of pure three-chord bash at its most primal and aggressive. Vocals are alternately barked and snarled, guitars slash and buzz, the rhythm section thrashes along maniacally-- no pop, no art, just PUNK in the vein of Dead Boys, Viletones, Germs and early Black Flag! (Ugly Pop Records)

SIEGE "Lost Session '91" 7"
Long believed to be lost… the infamous unreleased SIEGE recording. While going through the archives of WEYMOUTH ROCK PRODUCTIONS, a cassette was discovered labeled “SIEGE Quincy Session w/ Seth.” Presented are four demo cuts that were meant to be the follow up to the legendary DROP DEAD cassette and CLEANSE THE BACTERIA compilation tracks. The original masters were damaged and completely unsalvageable.  Painstakingly restored by Lucky Lacquers, this 7″ is limited to 1000 copies. (Patac Records)

SLUGZ "S/T" LP
It’s been a long way to go, but SLUGZ are finally ready to roll with this new self-titled LP. Following their “Suit and Tie” and “Empty Space” singles, the Richmond area group reformed with a fully realized five-piece lineup. The eleven new tracks on this LP capture SLUGZ at their best yet – drawing from late 70s punk, adding a dose of speed to the mix, and bashing things out with just the right amount of rocknroll sensibility. The all-analogue recording on this album really allows the new dual guitar version of SLUGZ to cut through the mix, while the tight rhythm section and snot-dosed vocals present on earlier output shine through stronger than ever. After a couple of spins this album feels like a continuation of the raw, gritty punk rock that you know SLUGZ for melded with a more driving, forceful sound that’s propelled the band towards the release of this LP. Bust the shrink open on this album and see for yourself… LP includes a printed inner sleeve designed by artist William Chapman and is limited to 300 copies.  (Feel It Records)

AUTONOMY/NO SIR I WON'T Split LP
Autonomy: Our favorite collective of misfits is back with another - and quite possibly their best - batch of songs. The band plays a Crass-inspired brand of dark and melodic anarcho-crust punk. No Sir, I Won't are from Boston (members of Brain Killer, Awful Man, etc.) and give that Conflict-style assaulting peace punk. (Dirt Cult Records)

BLANK PAGES "S/T" LP
Berlin's Blank Pages released on the of the best records on the 2013 on Hardward Records out of Germany and Dirt Cult is rereleasing it for their upcoming US tour. Amazing dark and melodic punk for fans of The Fall and The Wipers, or contemporaries such as Red Dons/The Observers. (Dirt Cult Records)

VERBAL ABUSE "Just an American Band" LP
1983. The East and West were engaged in the cold war, economic collapse loomed just around the corner, democracy was slowly being strangled by Reagan and Thatcher, Orwell vision of 1984 loomed large on the horizon and Verbal Abuse recorded their seminal album, 'Just An American Band'. Having moved from Texas to San Francisco in 1981 and subsided on a diet supplied by soup kitchens and whatever else they could lay their hands whilst playing shows with MDC, The Dicks and The Big Boys, Verbal Abuse epitomized the term Hardcore. Theirs was a sound born of fury, born of righteous anger. This was hardcore in it's rawest form, undiluted by the outside world. The band were a soundtrack to a scene still in it's infancy, a scene that rallied and stood firm against the outside world. MTV had yet to sink it's corporate teeth into the scene, the notion of anything pop being associated with punk rock was a joke. While 'Just An American Band' may not sound as clean and polished as the slick boy band poseurs passing themselves off as punk rockers of today, it's power and passion remain as a testament to a time when to be hardcore, you had to live hardcore. Anything else was unacceptable. Re-issued by Beer City, along with a live set from the 1984 tour on which the band played with punk legends as The Ramones, The Dead Kennedys, Die Krezen, Poison Idea and the Cro Mags, and featuring sleeve notes from the band themselves, 'Just An American Band' is the sound of liberty. The sound of an emerging force, of a band who lived it, eat it , slept it, dreamt it and did it. This is Verbal Abuse. This is Hardcore.  (Beer City Records)

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS "Hypocrite" 7"
If there was a vote for the best lyrical content in the 80s Punk songs, Steve Drewett of Newtown Neurotics would probably have blown everyone out of the water with his sharp to the point lyrics about the socio-political situation in the UK back during the Thatcherism. That aside, Newtown Neurotics were one of the best UK Punk bands of the second Punk wave. “Hypocrite / You Said No” was their first release from 1979. (Feral Ward Records)

COCKTAILS "Friday" 7"
On this follow-up to their self-titled EP, San Francisco’s COCKTAILS deliver a trio of buoyant bubblegum hits. Bouncy organ lines and propulsive guitar leads are the order-of-the-day here – a formula that recalls beloved jangle-pop bands GAME THEORY and THE LAST. But their subject matter – long work weeks, missed connections and misapplied makeup – remains more blue-collar and relatable than these references suggest. With aid from the sparkling production of Rob Good (WARM SODA), COCKTAILS have created three of the most uplifting songs you’re likely to hear anytime soon. (Grazer Records)

POW! "One Eyed Scorpion" 7"
Hot on the heels of their High-Tech Boom LP, space rockers POW! deliver more of the same: sneering vocals, wriggling keyboard lines and stinging fuzz guitars. A-side "One Eyed Scorpion" writhes and squirms before transforming into a full-on synth meltdown, all while being propelled by singer Byron Blum's agitated Eno-isms. The songs on the flip burn with proto-punk inspired misanthropy, complete with the primordial rhythms that SIMPLY SAUCER and NERVOUS GENDER once supplied. Like their Castle Face debut, the tracks here show a band seething over the state of their city. Lucky for us, they're still channeling that anger into enduring punk anthems.  Mastered by Mikey Young of TOTAL CONTROL. (Grazer Records)

SO WHAT "What You Do To Me" 7"
San Francisco's mutton-chopped rockers SO WHAT hark back to the days of catchy, assembly-line pop — when bubblegum bands like THE EQUALS and 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY rightfully topped the charts. Nonetheless, SO WHAT temper the saccharine qualities of those groups with a punk and glitter-influenced sneer, incorporating lots of tom heavy beats, snotty vocals and distorted guitars.  The result is not unlike SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS covering KASENETZ-KATZ: a stomping, sing-along good time. A-side "What You Do To Me," a gritty rocker with melodic Townshend-ian backups, is worth the price of admission alone. (Grazer Records)

CRIMINAL INSTINCT "Fever" 7"
Criminal Instinct - "FEVER" Seven songs of Atlanta's hardest showing what they're made of. (Solid Bond Records)

MODERN PAIN "Self Deconstruction" 7"
Modern Pain was formed in 2010 by 4 people with music taste on opposite ends of the spectrum for the sole purpose of playing straight edge music with no gimmicks. No bleached hair, no pseudo-positive lyrics. While their individual music tastes might not be similar, the few bands they mutually love have an apparent influence on their music; from classics like Integrity and Infest to more recent bands like Think I Care. With a handful of tours, a demo and an EP under their belt thus far, MP has no means of slowing down upon the release of Self Deconstruction.  (Six Feet Under Records)

NO TIME "S/T" 7"
Pittsburgh’s Oi! punks, No Time were formed by ex-members from one of Pittsburgh’s most brutal extreme acts, Heartless. This current musical reincarnation of sorts has found the band members repositioned on new instruments. Former Heartless bassist Adam Thomas is handling vocal duties and has already seen comparisons to Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham and seminal Oi! outfit, 86 Mentality. Longtime fans of punk rock and Oi! should find a lot to love here.  (Six Feet Under Records)

NO WARNING "Suffer, Survive" LP
Second LP from Toronto's NO WARNING no on vinyl. One time only repress. (Six Feet Under Records)

UNWELCOME GUESTS "Wavering" LP
Mixing the raw energy and heartfelt lyrics in the vein of Husker Du and catchy vocal melodies that are akin to those found on a Springsteen album, The Unwelcome Guests rock through songs leaving the listeners begging for more and the songs are sung with heartfelt conviction. From the poppy drunken sing-along style, to the slow heartbreak songs, to the country tinged mid-paced rockers (Dirt Cult Records)

NEEDLES/PINS "Shamebirds" LP
Airtight power pop from Vancouver, Canada for fans of Steve Adamyk Band, Sonic Avenues, Gentleman Jesse as well as classic Canadian power pop bands like Teenage Head and Pointed Sticks. But this stuff isn't just a carbon copy. Needles//Pins have a sound all of their own. (Dirt Cult Records)

HOAX HUNTERS "Comfort and Safety" LP
The best music can stop time. The best songs have sounds that surround you, drowning out everything else. They annihilate year and age.  On Comfort and Safety, Hoax Hunters flood you with a hell of a lot of the best music. Fleets of buzz-rumble guitars that pull you out of your day, wave on wave of songs bust loose, buoy and buffet, like your first favorite record all over again.  This record is a torrent of noisy American rock: Sonic Youth squeals, Hüsker Dü hook-howls, Drive Like Jehu's ascending tensions, Dag Nasty's drenching intensity. (Negative Fun Records)

SETE STAR SEPT / NEW YORK AGAINST BELZEBU Split 7"
In a world full of generic grindcore split 7"s, this one stands a bit taller and shines a bit brighter than the norm. Sete Star Sept is....basically the best band in the world. While their discography grows at an exponential rate, I think this recording is a cut above the rest, and it holds a special place in my heart as it's a product of Mike Walls (Official Lotus Fucker Noise Scientist and resident SPHC audio engineer), recorded on our home turf here in Baltimore. This perfect recording captures Sete Star Sept spontaneously generating totally wild and chaotic grindcore that just barely holds enough form and coherence to qualify beyond "noisecore". For fans of harsh music, there is no equal. New York Against Belzebu is a legendary Brazilian noisecore band that comes from a slightly different scene than bands like Noise and Industrial Holocaust. This material is some of my favorite NYAB stuff to date, totally frantic and balls-to-the-wall noisecore with wild guitar styles, unhinged and chaotic drumming, and crazy fucked up vocals. All grind freaks, hail the masters. (SPHC Records)

BRODY'S MILITIA "Napalm Zepplin Raids" 7"
Y's legendary rednecks return with their most rocked out effort to date. You may remember the fast-as-fuck hardcore of their older releases and their previous band Hellnation, but this record has only a few blastbeats and LOTS of sick 70's hard rock riffing and hardman's swagger. While the quintessential Brody's Militia material is a more evenly-keeled mix of fast hardcore, 70's hard rock, and country, this record leans very heavily into the "hard rock/heavy metal" territory, and it's definitely for the better.  This EP is such a fascinating counterpoint to all their more generic fast hardcore records. It shows an evolutionary endpoint of the band and a successful mastering of their influences. Out of their large discography, this is one of the must-have releases. (SPHC Records)

LAS OTRAS "Devolver el Golpe" LP
Las Otras are an all women hardcore punk band from Barcelona. After a well received 7" they are back with a new 12" for their US tour of the west coast.  They are taking their cues from local bands of their friends in the DIY punk scene as well as 80's hardcore and punk like Ultimo Resorte and Antidogmatikss. Their new 12" is faster, but they are just as angry as before. Unabashedly political, the lyrics are still are about their radical feminist outlook and are screaming about the injustice that surrounds us. This isn't trendy or cool. This is pissed hardcore! (Discos Sense Nom)

HEAVY NUKES "Ultra Mega Raw" 7"
This is amazing, a one man side project of Swedish band Anger Burning, and it's just totally perfect Cimex/Shitlickers raw punk. When I got this I thought it was kind of joke/parody record (dis is getting pathetic.. sort of vibe) but actually it's deadly fucking serious raw punk, much better than most "raw punk" bands out there. Has that "broke into the studio in the middle of the night and recorded" sound quality. The vocals, drums and guitar tone are all perfect like a 1982 Swedish jam.  (Static Age Records)

MERCY KILLINGS "Snuffed Out" Promo Tape
Two brand new songs and a live set on this latest offering from VA's MERCY KILLINGS. Killier follow up to their debut EP, these two songs are a teaser for their upcoming "Snuffed Out" EP, out this fall on Beach Impediment. (Beach Impediment Records)

CROWN COURT Demo Tape
Crown Court is a band out of London, England playing Oi! the way it was meant to be played. Drawing influences from Slaughter and the Dogs, Menace and throwing in a bit of French melody a la Camera Silens and L’Infanterie Sauvage and you have 3 songs featuring solid riffs, catchy leads and simple melodies that perfectly captures the UK sound we all have come to love. (Mind Rot Records)

FATIGUE "Dog Bodies" Tape
The perfect soundtrack to watching the soul of real life bleached down to an unrecognizable, squeaky-clean, child-safety prison outside of your control. FATIGUE is growling, ripping and tearing back from the deepest, darkest corners of the gut. Take the ugly snarl and familiarity of first wave punk, add the blood-thirsty fervor and frostbite of a vacant Cass Corridor warehouse in 1982, and steady it with the gobbing, No-Future confidence of the UK punk sound of that same year, and you end up with a snarling beast similar to this. With ex- and current members of SYDNEY DUCKS, CAGED ANIMAL, YOUNG OFFENDERS, SCALPED, and HUNTING PARTY among the ranks, the sound all makes sense. The savagery of "Outlander" being the standout track. Nasty. (Demo)

STERILE MIND Demo Tape
New band from from the Bay Area, playing a style that pulls influences everywhere from Poison Idea (PYK era) to Copout/Deathreat, Totalitar and other Scandi greats. (Demo)

CHRISTI Demo Tape
Yes! A new Richmond band that you need to take note of immediately, CHRISTI have just released this eight song demo that's as downright catchy as it is rocking. These four ladies pull together a mix of stomping rocknroll-based punk (see: Cramps, Gories) and pop inflected sweet (ala Shop Assistants, Protex) that really stands out from the pack. CHRISTI are a soulful, rocking, and irresistibly memorable bunch that have gone and unleashed hit-after-hit on this demo, serving as their first true recording. This full length tape offers a preview of two tracks that will later appear as the debut CHRISTI single on Feel It. Dig in now and see why these ladies are quickly becoming one of Richmond's best. Self released with gold paper cover and lyric insert/poster. (Demo)

MUKEKA DI RATO "Gaiola" Tape
It's our enormous honor and extreme pleasure to help reissue this classic piece of Brazilian hardcore on the cheapest, easiest format, perfectly suited and timed for your summer boombox requirements.  The 00's should be remembered for a lot of things....and one of them is Brazilian fastcore. Bands like Discarga, I Shot Cyrus, Merda, Infect were popping out a respectable volume of high-quality fast hardcore, and seemed to put Brazil back on the international hardcore map. But the band that stands out the most to my ears has always been the legendary Mukeka di Rato, who are my favorite post-80's Brazilian hardcore band. Mukeka di Rato play a loose, wild, super-catchy, and hyper-energetic style of fast hardcore with an appreciation for anthemic mid-tempo pop rockers and the occasional samba/reggae/chiiiillllll part (and the occasional blastbeats-and-grind-vocals part to balance). They have an instantly recognizable sound and vibe entirely their own (well okay maybe their other band Merda feels the same way to me haha). Perfect hardcore music that can't help but bring a smile to your face. (SPHC Records)

MERDA "Greatest Shits" Tape
A collection of songs spanning the entire discography of this noteworthy Brazilian hardcore band. From their earlier chaotic and unhinged fast hardcore style to their later style of fast hardcore more influenced by skate rock and pop-punk, Merda has always managed to evoke a feeling of happiness within me. When hardcore is this raging and energetic, but still catchy and fun in a sincere way, it can't help but make me smile. Hearing instant-smash-hit sing-alongs like "Maradona" and "Takusan Nomitai" interspersed amongst balls-to-the-wall mosh-inducing fast hardcore is a guaranteed formula for success. To me, this is one of the best bands in the world. (SPHC Records)

NUTS ZINE Issue #13
Short and sweet summer issue from NYC's NUTS! Issue #14 clocks in at just one 24"x 36" newsprint page but is jam packed full of content as always. The highlight here is a GAS RAG interview that delves into singer Zach London's rather interesting gig as a paid sex worker, among other things. Also included, a rather opinionated but well thought out review of New York's Alright fest 2014, plus the live show and record reviews you've come to expect from NUTS! Another visually arresting issue that's a little quicker to digest this time around! (Nuts)

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #376 - Sept. 2014
How’s it going, Maxi Rockers? We just got another killer edition of MRR hot off the presses! In Maximum Rocknroll #376, the September 2014 issue, we have an extensive talk with punkettes the DISHRAGS, one of the first all-lady punk bands, who started out in Canada in 1977; we spend some time superbly wasted with Chicago’s favorite punk ragers GAS RAG, and we talk to Toronto’s hardcore menaces and mobilizers S.H.I.T.. We also have a long talk with Jon and Jensen of Iron Lung Records, talk abyss punk and goth inspiration with Philly’s FAR-OUT FANGTOOTH, and Madrid’s EXTINCIÓN DE LOS INSECTOS debate experimentation and creativity within the DIY setting, while director Vladimir Kozlov tells us about his upcoming documentary on ’80s Siberian punk, Traces in the Snow. Last but not least, after a great split EP and before their upcoming tour in the US, we get a split interview with Finnish dark synthy post-punks KUUDES SILMÄ and MAAILMANLOPPU; a chat with Paul Birnbaum of SEPTIC DEATH, and a scene report from Patras, Greece! All this, plus “New Blood,” Shitworker of the Month, a photo spread, book, demo, zine and movie reviews, all the columns you love to hate, and let’s not forget the most extensive review section in punk print! Grab your copy today! (MRR)

Restocks for 8.22.14:


ANTI-CIMEX "Anarkist Attack" 7"
ANTI-CIMEX "Victims of a Bombraid" 7"
CHAOS CHANNEL "(Magic Bullet) That Works to Feed the Pig" 7"
DEFORMITY "Shards" 7"
KRAKDOWN "S/T" 7"
MFP "S/T" 7"
PERSPEX FLESH "Ona" 7"
ROCK BOTTOM AND THE SPYS "Rich Girl" 7"
ROCK'N'ROLL BITCHES "Wild West" 7"
SPYS, THE "Underground" 7"
SWEET TOOTH "Japanese Void" 7"
UMBILICAL CORD "S/T" 7"
VAGINORS "Nuclear Pap Smear" LP
VALLEY BOYS "Drone Attack" 7"
VILE NATION "Tight Leash" 7"
YADOKAI "Final" 7"

ADOLESCENTS "S/T" LP
ARCTIC FLOWERS "Procession" LP
BENT WIND "Sussex" LP
BROKEN PATTERNS "Pattern Interrupt" LP
CHRISTIAN DEATH "Only Theatre of Pain" LP
CIRCLE JERKS "Group Sex" LP
DRI "Dealing With It" LP
DRI "Dirty Rotten" LP
EVIL CONDUCT "Oi! Scorchers: The Best of Evil Conduct" 2LP
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "Go Home" LP
LEATHERFACE "Mush" LP
LONG KNIFE "Wilderness" LP
NO "The Great Space" LP
OXYMORON "Fuck the 90's, Here's Our Noize" LP
RED KROSS "Born Innocent" LP
RIKK AGNEW "All By Myself" LP
SOCIALCIDE "Unapproachable" LP
TEAR IT UP "Nothing to Nothing" LP
THOR'S HAMMER "If You Knew: Icelandic Punk & Beat '65-67" LP

MARKED MEN "Ghosts" Tape
MARKED MEN, THE "Fix My Brain" Tape
VIOLENT REACTION Demo Tape

DISTORT ZINE #41
DISTORT ZINE #42
NUTS ZINE - Issue #10
NUTS ZINE - Issue #11
NUTS ZINE - Issue #12
NUTS ZINE - Issue #13

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