Thursday, June 25, 2015

New BARGE Tracks Up Now / FULL U.S. TOUR with PURE DISGUST Begins This Weekend

*Photo by Angela Owens [Site]
Richmond, VA's Barge will be joining DC's Pure Disgust this weekend for a month long U.S. Tour this summer. Barge's debut 7" EP, No Gain, was released on Vinyl Conflict in 2013, and when they return from tour they will be putting the final touches on twelve new tracks for their upcoming LP, due out early 2016.

In the meantime, we've posted up some new tracks - early mixes of two songs that will appear on the LP.  You can check those out for free download at the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page.  The band will also have a tape available on their tour.

For the unacquainted, Barge brings the blistering speed and ferocity of classics like INFEST and NO COMMENT, while laying you out flat with heavy breaks reminiscent of classic early 80's Boston.  Their intensity both live and on record is the reason they are one of the best hardcore bands coming out of RVA these days.

The first stop this weekend will be at Atlanta's Burning, a new fest whose inaugural year includes a plethora of Atlanta bands (GG King, Mercenary, Slugga, G.H.B. Paradox) plus Blood Pressure, Chain Rank, Pure Disgust, Barge, Wet Brain, Skemata, and more. Richmond VA's Hard Stripes will also be joining the tour for several weeks.

Pure Disgust recently released their 2nd EP, Chained, on Katorga Works last month, and their debut 7" is also now back in print. They also contributed a track to The Red Line DC Hardcore Compilation Tape, which features Red Death, Protester, Stand Off, Genocide Pact, and more. Hard Stripes released their debut EP on Vinyl Conflict in late 2013, and their 2nd EP on Triple B Records in 2014.

Full dates are below, thanks for reading.
Alex / Grave Mistake Records
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6.26.15 - Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery w/ Wet Brain, Rubbish, Dernier Combat, Harsh Words *
6.27.15 - Houston, TX @ Black Barbie w/ Common Ignorance, United Races, Dress Code, Paranoid Chant *
6.28.15 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Impalers, Breakout, Concrete *
6.29.15 - Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ The Sentenced, Kept In Line
6.30.15 - Las Cruces, NM @ Haphazard Hall w/ Missing Link, Slow Eater *
7.1.15 - Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West Venue w/ Sex Prisoner, Humiliation *
7.2.15 - San Diego, CA @ Legend Records w/ Cold Stare, Drug Control *
7.3.15 - La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY w/ Convict *
7.4.15 - LA, CA @ East 7th w/ Fury, Free At Last, Burst of Rage, Lock *
7.5.15 - Bakersfield, CA @ Babylon *
7.6.15 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Rock Shop w/ I.C.E., Subtle Violence *
7.7.15 - San Francisco, CA @ Honey Hive Gallery w/ Scalped *
7.8.15 - Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ Burnt Books *
7.9.15 - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Cum *
7.10.15 - Olympia, WA @ Old School Pizzeria w/ Gag *
7.11.15 - Seattle, WA @ Nuthole w/ Bricklayer *
7.12.15 - Boise, ID @ Feral House w/ Left Astray, Twat Trap, ForcedxIdentity
7.13.15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Ceremony
7.14.15 - Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective w/ Cadaver Dog, Negative Degree, Culture Shock
7.15.15 - Kansas City, MO @ Sandbox w/ Reality Abuse, Organ Trail
7.16.15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Rathole w/ Lard Boys, Much Worse
7.17.15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room w/ Falter, Short Walk, Writhin'
7.18.15 - Chicago, IL @ The 2040 w/ Sin Orden, Public Assault
7.19.15 - Indianapolis, IN @ TBA w/ Social Damage
7.20.15 - Columbus, Ohio @ Legion of Doom w/ Minority Threat
7.21.15 - Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
7.22.15 - Boston, MA @ The Boiler Room w/ I.C.E
7.23.15 - Easthampton, MA @The Flywheel w/ Chemiplastica
7.24.15 - New York City, NY @ Palisades w/ Concealed Blade, NYC Headhunters

*with Hard Stripes

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Welcome to June's Webstore Update! A bunch of solid new titles added to the store again this month, all of which you can read up on below.

First of all, thanks to everyone who picked up a Government Warning shirt or pin (or shorts!) this past month. There is still a pretty good selection of stuff in the store (along with the Red Death and Coke Bust shirts), so if you haven't had a chance to peep em you aren't too late!

Before I get to the webstore update, we've got some bands touring this summer; some coming up and a couple already in progress! Tenement is currently on tour with Indiana's Big Zit which wraps up this weekend; Red Dons have two more shows on their current Midwest tour, and will be hitting Europe in early fall; Red Death will be touring in late July with Power Trip and Finland's Foreseen; Barge and Hard Stripes are about to meet up with Pure Disgust for a full US tour this summer.

Speaking of Barge, their new LP due out early 2016 on Grave Mistake is almost finished. The band threw together a quick 3 song promo tape with some rough cuts of a couple of LP tracks (as well as a choice cover), and we've got that up for stream and free download so give that a listen if you haven't yet. If you catch them on tour, pick up a tape!

Here are some links for those tours, check these bands out if they are heading your way!
Tenement / Big Zit Tour (Currently Happening)
Red Dons Midwest Tour (In Progress)
Barge / Hard Stripes / Pure Disgust Tour
Power Trip / Red Death / Foreseen Tour

That's all the label news for the moment, but expect a few more big updates before the summer is up!


A bunch of new releases this month that you should definitely check out! We've got the much anticipated new "Predatory Headlights" 2xLP from TENEMENT (which of course, comes highly recommended from me), the latest EP from DC's PURE DISGUST, the second LP (and ltd. single) from FLESH WORLD, a new LP from TX's INSTITUTE (as well as restocks on their other 12"s),a new ACHTUNGS LP, a new single from MYSTIC INANE, the debut 7" from SLIMEY MEMBER, a few copies of the GOWANUS MUTANT KOMANDOS 7", the ripping FIT FOR ABUSE reissue, some copies of the latest LOST TRIBE LP (as well as a handful of other releases from Mass Media Records), a really cool tape from the SF's THE SHANGHAIS, live COKE BUST tape, the latest issue of Hashtag Hardcore Fanzine, and more!

Added a handful of new and restocked imports and fanclub releases, including a ton from the MISFITS and NIRVANA, plus some from BLACK FLAG, FEAR, GISM, CONFUSE, and THE VICTIMS (Aus.),GERMS, LSD, BLACK RANDY AND THE METROSQUAD, and THE URINALS.

Finally, restocked on the new SUPERCRUSH single once again, as well as the "The Red Line" DC Hardcore tape compilation!

Thanks for reading!!!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records
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TENEMENT "Predatory Headlights" 2xLP
(Don Giovanni Records)
Predatory Headlights was completed over the course of three years with the assistance of engineer and co-producer, Justin Perkins. Pitsch has often cited Perkins' involvement in early 2000's groups Yesterday's Kids and The Obsoletes as a heavy influence. Perkins also worked with Tenement on their 2011 offering, Napalm Dream, as well as acclaimed records by the likes of The Goodnight Loving, The Sugar Stems, and The Mystery Girls. The bulk of Predatory Headlights was written and recorded at BFG in Appleton, Wisconsin - Tenement's home and personal studio. The house was symbolically demolished within days of finishing the record, and in a fitting display of finality, three years of sweat and nightmares and beauty and dissonance returned to the soil and found its way back into the water and woods with only this document to prove it ever even existed at all. Thanks to Don Giovanni Records, you hold the very document in your hands - Tenement's newest window into the nature of the human being and the complexity of life: Predatory Headlights.

PURE DISGUST "Chained" 7" (Katorga Works Records)
Washington, DC's best and brightest, Pure Disgust, returns with their second EP, Chained. Blistering hardcore punk is the name of the game here, but with the added melodic elements of UK77 to keep things catchy. Certainly, this is their strongest recorded material. What makes Pure Disgust truly exceptional, however, is the lyrical content, which channels the collective suffering and frustrations of Black America in a time of 21st Century Slavery. Despite overlapping territories and intertwined history, the punk political mind, blinders on, is devoid of any substantive critique of perhaps the most pressing issue(s) in America today, so be grateful for Pure Disgust for making you uncomfortable with your place in society and what it means for Others.

(Katorga Works Records)
GMK is the brainchild of infamous NYC punk figure Weird Luke. First time I saw them two years ago, I thought they were the worst band ever. Fast forward to now, the band has self

MYSTIC INANE "Ode to Joy" 7" (Negative Jazz Records)
Newest single from New Orleans' MYSTIC INANE.

FIT FOR ABUSE "Mindless Violence" LP (Armageddon Records)
This Massachusetts HC classic finally sees the light of day again, reissued after 17 years. The 12 tracks have been mastered at New Alliance East, pressed on 150 gram vinyl, housed in a heavy duty Stoughton tip-on jacket, includes a 12x12 insert and download with bonus track. Fit For Abuse started in the winter of 1995 inspired to play hardcore in the vein of classic bands like Negative FX, Poison Idea, Gang Green and Negative Approach. After numerous local shows and one demo, in September of 1996 FFA recorded these 12 tracks with Kurt Ballou of Converge in his original 8-Track home studio. The “Mindless Violence EP” was originally released in a pressing of 1000 copies in early 1997, and repressed one time in 1998. Urban HC legend has it that several more tracks were recorded at the same time, but so far have been impossible to track down... beyond one cover song, "Nuclear Threat" originally by The Abused. Not long after the original record came out, singer Matt  Kelly was asked to join the Dropkick Murphys as their drummer. He made the choice to leave FFA due to his nonstop touring schedule. The band decided to continue on without him. Over the years, Joe continued playing music with Think I Care, R'n'R, Vaccine and others. Muzzi was in Out  Cold for a while. Matt is still in The Dropkick Murphys. Where everyone else is, well who knows. "Mindless Violence" made a mark in the 1990's for some of us, an often underrated and constantly overlooked piece of Massachusetts musical history. Hopefully now this properly mastered version will leave it's mark on a new generation of hardcore fans, and  make some older ones clean the wax out of their ears. 12 songs. Hardcore done the way it's meant to be done, with no bullshit added.

INSTITUTE "Catharsis" LP (Sacred Bones Records)
Politically speaking, not much has changed about the way Austin’s Institute exists as a band since signing to Sacred Bones. Having members in Glue, Wiccans, and Back to Back, all fellow stalwarts of the Texas punk scene, helps streamline the approach for them, as all of their bands operate from the same basic ethos (i.e. operating outside of the normal cycle of PRs, agents, social networking and self-promotion). In fact, singer Moses Brown has said they’re only comfortable being on Sacred Bones because he considers the label “a punk label on steroids.” (A note from the label—“Drugs, yes. Steroids, usually no.”) Aligning themselves so closely with punk politics might make some of the music on Catharsis come as a surprise. Yes, they’re still the anarcho punks who put out gloriously lean Crass and Crisis worship across a demo, a 7-inch, and last year’s Salt EP. But for their boundary-smashing debut long-player, they’ve incorporated everything from acoustic guitars to proto-punk psych excursions, even stretching their songs out to Krautrock lengths when necessary.

FLESH WORLD "Just to Tear Me Down" 7" (Iron Lung Records)
The first installment in the 3rd series of ILR 2 song singles. This new series sees blank labels, color specific to the band (light blue in FW's case), that will be hand stamped and a standardized j-card sleeve that will also be hand stamped and numbered. All singles in this series will be strictly limited to 304 copies. More of that dreamy yet jagged pop sensation that you've come to know from FLESH WORLD. The A side is from the album and the B is an exclusive remix done by none other than that Canadian audio shaman Don Pyle.  This is a booster slab for the upcoming "The Wild Animals In My Life" LP due out in June on this fine imprint. Art by Jess Scott ("she's very good").

FLESH WORLD "The Wild Animals in My Life" LP (Iron Lung Records)
It’s not often that fuzzed-out C86 jangle and brash queercore find common musical ground, Flesh World's inception focused less on their other bands (Limp Wrist, Needles and Brilliant Colors), and more on their mutual love for drag shows and punk gigs, as their vision took form in the under dwellings of San Francisco’s DIY scene. -Max Mohenu/Pitchfork. The Wild Animals In My Life is the first full album and second 12" sized record for this incredible reverb swarm. Knowing and growing from the past unto now, power is the underlying draw here. Lulled by the fist/pummeled by the euphoria.  Hearty black vinyl in a heavyweight full color jacket with a poster insert even.

SCUMRAID "Rip Up" 7" (Iron Lung Records)
Completely raging crasher style punk music from Seoul, South Korea. Unorthodox song structures and virtually note free noise thrash with dual, over-the-top aggro vocals. The guitarist tells us he doesn't even listen to punk (only blues). WTF?! Unbelievable. Seeing is believing and what we saw was fucking fantastic. 700 copies on an etched black disc housed in a quality glued pocket sleeve with a collage crust insert.

SLIMY MEMBER "S/T" 7" (Todo Destruido Records)
Just like most cities, there's a new generation of kids and lots of new bands have been popping up. Dallas is no exception, and Slimy Member is one of those bands. Slimy Member play dark/anarcho/punk. The main reason this band really stood out to me amongst the many goth/post punk/dark bands(whatever) is because even though they have elements of those sounds, they still maintain to sound punk through the whole thing. The band reminds me of a mix between Exit-Stance and 80's L.A/OC Punk. After a demo tape and a U.S tour, this is their debut 7". Limited to 500 copies/pocket sleeve.

(Sacred Bones Records)
Cheena's debut 7" on Sacred Bones. This is some dark slide-gutiar punk madness in the vein of the Flesh Eaters or Gun Club, but with a distinct NYC vibe. Their demo was a pretty cool start to things, but it pales in comparison to this EP. The song "Did I Tell You Last Night?" is one of the best songs I've heard all year. Members of Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Dawn of Humans, Pharmakon, Anasazi, Crazy Spirit, etc.

ZERO "Paradox" 7"
(Desolate Records)
Blazing hardcore punk from this Minneapolis band. Catchy and driving songs with a strong burning spirits influence. These guys are one of the most exciting bands around and while they have obvious influences their attention to melody and quality song writing stands out in today's punk scene. Packaged in 2 color screen printed (inside and outer) cover with a risographed insert and hand cut stamp on the inner sleeve. Recorded by Matt Castore (of Condominium) at a Harder Commune and mastered by Enormous Door.

PART 1 "Funeral Parade" LP (Sacred Bones Records)
Part 1 formed in 1980 and were part of the original London anarcho-punk scene. During the early 1980s they played a number of gigs, often with Rudimentary Peni, who the band became associated with, as well as other acts operating around the London Anarchy Centres funded by Crass’ Bloody Revolutions 7”. Part 1’s final gig (before reforming in 2013) was at the 100 Club in 1983 with Subhumans.  The band’s only vinyl release during this time was the Funeral Parade EP , released in October 1982. As well as an anarcho-punk classic, the record is now regarded as a seminal deathrock release – largely due to the dark, heavily flanged guitar work, morbid imagery, and anti-religious lyrical themes. Indeed, Part 1 have been described as “England’s Ultimate Cult Deathrock band.” (CVLT Nation). This very special reissue finally sees this lost classic receiving a long-deserved quality release: A remastered 12" vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with accompanying horror zine I...Paraworm, packed with never-seen text and unpublished artworks from the pen of guitarist Mark Ferelli, all contemporaneous to the 1982 release.

ACHTUNGS, THE "Welcome to Hell" LP (Going Underground Records)
Teen Punk is a universal language. Red Cross’ Born Innocent is a masterpiece. A little is more than a lot. If you disagree with any of the preceding, you can probably skip The Achtung’s new album “Welcome to Hell.” But you really ought to reconsider. This very short record feels even shorter, because the folks who made it sound like they’re having a blast. Perhaps you should join them. Features the hits “You’re Not My Friend,” “I Wanna Be Mean,” and “They sent Me Back to Hell.” They’re from Finland, but you’d never guess. On the Going Underground label, so you know it’s messed up. - Geoffrey Weiss

TRAGIEDIA "Punk 'Til Destruction" LP (Todo Destruido Records)
Todo Destruido's newest release chronicles Tragiedia's 2 demos from 1988 and 1989 that were never officially released, just passed around through tape trading circles and some select tracks more recently released as a split tape with PSI by Malarie Records. You might recognize some of their songs from Post Regiment's "Tragedia" LP. Tragiedia was a late 80's polish band that played raw HC/Punk with anger and fury. For fans of Siekiera (1984), TZN Xenna, etc. Mastered by Smoku of Post Regiment.

CHICKEN CHAIN "Birth of the Googus" LP (Snot Records)
On the verge of losing their jobs at the oh so popular fast food restaurant, Burger King, 4 16 year olds from Baltimore wrote a punk record in 45 minutes and recorded it on their 4 track. Drew Owen (Sick Thoughts) found them at his old high school and stole their demo tape so that he could put it out on his friend's new label, Snot Releases. No word has been given as to the whereabouts of the original Chicken Chain members.
LOST TRIBE "Solace" LP (Mass Media Records)Lost Tribe's Solace" is an epic odyssey through the graveyard dimension of punk, drawing inspiration from early crust, 80s California deathrock, UK anarcho-punk, and the more tribal side of post punk bands like Killing Joke. "Solace" combines piercing bass lines with earthquake-like drumming, strong vocals, darkly atmospheric synths, and razor-like guitars to weave a spell of death, lamentation, destruction, and disease over the listener. Punk from the wrong side of midnight."-Oliver Sheppard
CEMETERY "Wind and Shadows" LP (Mass Media Records)
Following a cult-classic cassette demo and subsequent vinyl reissue via Mass Media, Chicago/NYC’s Cemetery have returned to both recorded format and live shows with a vengeance. Its been a few years since many musicians versed in punk and hardcore’s energy and ethos have been delving in the dark arts of post punk and death rock ,revitalising  a genre that since the 90s has been cursed with overproduction and lackluster theatrics.  CEMETERY, along with BELLICOSE MINDS, SPECTERS and ARCTIC FLOWERS are at the forefront of this movement and their demo (reissued as “collection”) was one of its first widely distributed documents.  Now some 5 years later, CEMETERY has emerged from its hiding place to unleash their proper debut and the years have been good to them, presenting a more refined and expansive sound while remaining raw and mysterious.  A very much guitar driven death rock project, the guitar sounds entrance with their choral melodies one minute, slice through with cutting distortion the next, and there is definitely a difficulty discerning the role of snyths from the layers of guitar effects at times.  Its apparent that more so than the heaviest of their modern post punk contemporaries like aforementioned ARCTIC FLOWERS, LOST TRIBE and CRIMSON SCARLET that CEMETERY are far more informed by the 80s sound of what was called death-rock, with a very apparent CHRISTIAN DEATH influence while obviously digging deeper.  More melodic post punk influences shine through this time around most notably that  of  the CHAMELEONS (whom are covered on this LP, with a fantastically twisted punk version of “Fan and the Bellows”) especially on the very dance floor ready tracks “ Wind and Shadows”, “XVVX” and “Almond Eyes”.  This album remains true to its title as it is both the noise and chaos of a world being torn apart by winds of modern life as well as a testament to the classic sounds of post punk that have flourished in the shadows of the dance club scene.  Here is the sound of its rebirth, and death rock sounds more dead than ever.

LUNCH "Let Us Have Madness Openly" LP (Mass Media Records)
Another great post punk band from Portland?  BELIEVE IT.  Lunch is a young band that has matured quickly and being among bands both locally and sonically such as ESTRANGED, ARCTIC FLOWERS, BELLICOSE MINDS, UNDERPASS, and SHADOWHOUSE has treated their brooding mixture of post punk and downtrodden garage well.  ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN and GUN CLUB are two of the most apparent influences as LUNCH don’t shy away from melody and a pounding mid tempo punk backbone, while retaining the austere tones of THE MOB and CHAMELEONS.  Immediately catchy and well produced with lots of extra instrumentation (saxophone , synth, etc) to give this record a full sound worthy of their 80’s influences

MASQUERADE "Blood is the New Black" LP (Mass Media Records)
Helsinki, Finland’s Masquerade undoubtedly live up to their tag as the “Finnish Siouxsie and the Banshees” (as described in a profile on Finnish National Televison) with frontwoman Suzy Sabotage’s charismatic vocal delivery leading the way.  This timeless sound is given a Finnish punk treatment via her firecracker of a band; their lively chemistry giving each song on this record a melodic vitality that shimmers among the shadows.  With a traditional gothic rock aesthetic, this mini album is a dark pop gem that can hold its own among the classics as well as  the new crop of post punk bands with DIY hardcore roots such as Arctic Flowers, Cemetery, and Pleasure Leftists. 200 pressed, Red and Black vinyl

POPULATION "Beyond the Pale" LP (Mass Media Records)
New debut LP from this band of post punks from Chicago.. POPULATION has been crafting their sound since 2009, very much influenced by the post punk building blocks of JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER which was apparent on their earlier (now sold out) vinyl EPS. A few tours later and with the addition of a stellar new synth player, their sound has expanded into a new dark realm of intensity, aural layering, and diversity of influence  “Beyond the Pale” describes the album perfectly as POPULATION clearly moves beyond the routines of dark wave and death rock.  TONES ON TAIL and SISTERS OF MERCY are brought to mind on the heavier gothic rock dance songs, all put through a punk rock filter of tight angular bass lines and concise drum fills.  On other tracks we hear more of a CURE/CHAMELEONS/NEW ORDER dark pop sensibility with the gorgeous washed out synths adding a shoegaze element here and there.

RULE OF THIRDS "S/T" LP (Mass Media Records)
“From the first song – the entrancing, seductive, and deliberately-paced “Any War” – the new LP comes across as a more focused, even sophisticated, affair than their two previous efforts, the 2013 “Altars” EP and the 2012 demo. The earlier Rule of Thirds material had a grittier sound – it harkened back to the early 80s L.A. deathrock of the Superheroines, 45 Grave and Voodoo Church. This new 9 song LP, however, feels more British – more in line with the nuanced early gothic rock of Skeletal Family and Juju-era Siouxsie and the Banshees. In all, this self-titled LP is as good as contemporary dark postpunk gets; it’s an essential document of modern dark music.One thing that immediately jumps out at you is how thick Rule of Thirds’ self-titled 2015 LP is on atmosphere and mood. Freya’s vocals provide the dark center to Rule of Third’s sonic conjurings: She’s a strong singer – but not overpowering – and her vocals have a slightly witchy feel; you feel like she might start speaking incantations in Latin, or more likely in a heathen and non-Christian language, at any moment. Celeste and Ben’s guitars take their postpunk-y cues from Stan Greenwood (Skeletal Family) and John McGeoch. And although Rule of Thirds, like their colleagues in Lost Tribe, are a sextet, their sound is amazingly restrained and meticulous; you would never suspect there are six humans playing here. Their gloominess is the result of a meticulous building of sonic tension and not from the blunt bashing out of power chords. Dieter’s bass and Tom’s drums provide the skeletal scaffolding around which the rest of the band weave sometimes-slashing-and-
dissonant, sometimes spidery-and-melodic, guitar and synthesizer lines.” Oliver Sheppard,

NIRVANA "Foretaste" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Songs are from the 1991.09.03 John Peel radio session. Tracks: Drain You / Dumb / The End of Music

NIRVANA "Beauty and Power E.P." 7"
(Fanclub Pressing)
Fanclub Release. Tracks: Happy Hour / Downer / Hairspray Queen "Happy Hour (If You Must)" is an unreleased song and it's cool to have it on vinyl, but the other two songs are most likely the same versions from Incesticide.

MISFITS "Evilive" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Fanclub Release - Live EP from 1981-82. 7 tracks

GISM "Anarchy Violence" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Fanclub Release of 1991 EP

FEAR "Fuck Christmas / I Love " 7
" (Fanclub Pressing)
Fanclub Release combining two FEAR singles - I Love Livin' In the City and Fuck Christmas. "I Love Livin' in the City" is the first single by the punk rock band Fear. It was originally released in 1978 on the Los Angeles-based Criminal Records. "Fuck Christmas" b/w "(Beep) Christmas" is the second single by Fear. It was recorded during the sessions that produced their debut The Record, but was not released until months later.

BLACK FLAG "Live #1" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Live Bootleg, recorded around 1982/83. Only old songs with Henry Rollins on vocals. Spray Paint the Walls / Room 13 / Rise Above / Six Pack / Life of Pain

VICTIMS, THE "Television Addict / Flipped Out Over You" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Fanclub Release - Without question, the Victims debut 45 is one of the 5 best Australian punk singles ever recorded, not to mention one of the greatest punk singles ever. Originally self-released in 1977 in a highly limited edition, "Television Addict" is an absolute classic. Snotty garage punk at it's finest with perhaps the first ever hardcore track "(I'm) Flipped Out Over You" (predating the BAD BRAINS, BLACK FLAG, & MIDDLE CLASS by a few years) on the flip side. It's Even 35 years after it was released, it still stands up as one of the best examples of Australian punk rock. This single is right up there with the SAINTS' "(I'm) Stranded" or anything that Radio Birdman ever did. The cult status of these Perth punks continues to grow enormously as original copies of the “Television Addict” 45 have sold for between $750-$2000 recently.

CONFUSE "Nuclear Addicts" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Known as one of the essential groups of Japanese hardcore throughout the 1980s, Confuse has long been a favorite for those who desire their hardcore overloaded with sheer intensity. Light years ahead of their contemporaries when it came to chaotic, raw, distorted, and blindingly noisy sounds, ranking right them beside fellow heavyweights GISM and GAUZE. Originally recorded in 1984 and issued as a Japanese-only flexi, this EP documents the first studio recordings of Confuse. This EP is an absolute classic noisecore record; abrasive rough buzzsaw thrash that took UK hardcore groups like DISORDER & CHAOS UK as a starting point, but then brought it to a whole new extreme level. This 7 song 7” EP is pressed on red vinyl with custom printed labels to resemble the original flexi. Comes packaged in a high quality glued sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original stark black & white artwork.

COKE BUST "Live at This is Hardcore" Tape
(Self Released)
The title says it all! Live tape from DC's rippinest.

SHANGHAIS, THE "Pretty Mean/Sick of You" Tape
(Endless Daze Records)
Bay Area babes on a Rock n' Roll mission!!  For fans of Hunx & His Punx, Shannon and The Clams, The Corvettes, fast cars and cold beers! VROOM This tape is a compilation of The Shanghais' two previously released EPs, "Pretty Mean" and "Sick of You". Limited run of 100 cherry red cassettes with hand screened three color covers! Each tape is hand numbered.

HASHTAG HARDCORE Zine Issue #4 (Zine)
Issue #4 of this consistently solid Hardcore zine out of Europe. Sadly, strictly hardcore focused zines of this size and quality seem to be harder to come by these days, but luckily this one is jam packed with interviews, reviews, photos, flyers, and other tidbits; everything you'd want from a zine like this. Great mix of both old and new hardcore bands spanning the past 30+ years featured in this issue as usual; plenty of classics to get you nostalgic while keeping it equally current and relevant with present day bands. Great cut and paste layout to boot. Buy this or pose hard. Featuring  LAST DAYZ / SLAPSHOT / CHUNKS ZINE / ICEPICK / NYC HEADHUNTERS / BROTHERHOOD / COLD WORLD / NOT AFRAID / MERAUDER / BAD BRAINS BOOT-O-GRAPHY / BACK TA BASICS TOP 10 / REVIEWS / PICTURES / BULLSHIT; 44 pages full size.

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #386, the July 2015 issue! FLESH WORLD dish on their new record, out now on Iron Lung, and clue us into the secrets to surviving in a rapidly changing San Francisco. PISS TEST reflects on their hometown of Portland and talks some shit in advance of their upcoming West Coast tour. We’ve got two blasts from the past: Philadelphia’s YDI talk about their recently reissued records and THE WRECKS (featured on Not So Quiet on the Western Front!) give us a window into Reno’s early punk scene and the role of women within it. The producer and director of Here To Be Heard: The Story of the Slits clue us into the progress of the documentary, which was spearheaded by Ari Up just before her death. We’ve also got conversations with PDX rockers BITCH SCHOOL, Russian post-punkers SIERPIEN, Australia’s Homeless Records, and a massive London, UK scene report! Plus, a photo spread documenting many of the worldwide MRR Presents shows that happened on May 16th, 2015, new regular columns from Erika Elizabeth (of Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine and Expressway To Yr Skull radio) and Sadie Switchblade (of G.L.O.S.S. and PEEPLE WATCHIN’), and all the record, zine, book, film and demo reviews that are fit to print. Cover art by Roz Adams!

Restocks for 06.24.15:

CONFUSE "Spending Loud Night" 7"
CULO "Military Trend" 7"
FLESH WORLD "A Line in Wet Grass" 7"
GERMS, THE "Lexicon Devil" 7"
LSD "Destroy" 7"
MISFITS "Cough/Cool" 7"
MISFITS "Famous Misfits of Filmland" 7"
MISFITS "Halloween" 7"
MISFITS "Night of the Living Dead" 7"
MISFITS "Spook City U.S.A" 7"
NIRVANA " ...and the Rest - BBC Sessions" 7"
NIRVANA "A Tribute to the Vaselines" 7"
NIRVANA "Total Fucking Godhead" 7"
SUPERCRUSH "I Don't Want to be Sad Anymore (Canadian Press)" 7"
URINALS "Another" 7"

INSTITUTE "Salt" 12"
PRIESTS "Bodies and Control and Money and Power" LP

V/A "The Red Line Comp" DCHC Tape