Friday, November 27, 2015


2015 BLACK FRIDAY SALE - 11.27.15

Happy BLACK FRIDAY everyone!!! I'm going to keep this email short and sweet; the Grave Mistake Black Friday Sale brings us over 1000 distro titles on sale this weekend! Tons of LPs, 7"s, and Tapes at sick prices, many of which are discounted 20% off or MORE.  EVERY Grave Mistake release (including this year's releases) and Package Deal is on sale as well, some of which are REALLY cheap. I've also put all of the shirts and other assorted merch on sale as well (not to mention, got a few new sick 1" and 2" pin designs in this past week so be sure to check those out).  No coupon code required, everything is priced and ready to go!

You can check out the main BLACK FRIDAY SALE 2015 PAGE here:

On this page you will find links to all of the assorted collections here for easy browsing if you were looking for something specific (or just wanted to see what's available).

In addition to all of the Grave Mistake Releases and Package Deals on sale, there are over 300 freshly priced Distro 7"s and almost 500 Distro LPs on sale, not to mention another 300 or so 7"s and LPs that were ALREADY on sale have been marked down EVEN CHEAPER! Plus all Tapes are on SaleMost of these Distro titles will be on sale throughout the weekend however there are a few (probably about a quarter of the list) that will only be on sale until midnight tonight. Take advantage of your shopping today if you can!

I also decided to put a few Test Pressings up for sale as well - I rarely sell test pressings publicly, so if you are a diehard collector looking to get your hands on a limited, exclusive version of one of your favorite Grave Mistake titles - then now's your chance! There are over 20 Grave Mistake test pressings (both old and new) available, and these will only be available until Midnight tonight.

Finally, I'm also running a sale on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page - 60% off all downloads with the code: blackfriday2015

Thank you all for your support this year!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Webstore Update / 11.12.15
The year is winding down but the great new releases keep on coming! Still not much to report on the label front just yet, but you'll get a pretty decent update before the year is up so keep your eyes peeled for that! Planning my Black Friday action now too so that's something to look forward to as well.

Let's get right into this week's update …
First up is the latest LP from NJ's own (and Grave Mistake alumns) NIGHT BIRDS!  This new record is KILLER! Mutiny at Muscle Beach is everything you've come to expect from these Jersey boys, cranked up to 20. I think that this might be my favorite Night Birds release yet! Definitely check this record out - Night Birds are a band that only get better and better, and a powerful third LP can be an arduous task for most punk bands, yet they seem to pull it off effortlessly.

Two more LPs I'm extremely stoked about in this update are the Your Face Sideways 12" from Baltimore's WILDHONEY and the debut LP, The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us, from Philadelphia's BEACH SLANG. Both bands have been on constant rotation here at GMHQ since their EPs, so it's great to see new material from these bands and these new releases do not disappoint one bit. Wildhoney picks up right where their debut LP on Deranged left off, and the Beach Slang full length is warmly welcomed after two incredible EPs.
Grabbed all three PROMISE RING reissues from Jade Tree - one of the best indie/"emo" bands from the late 90's and these LPs definitely deserve the reissue treatment.   I also picked up a few other assorted odds and ends releases that I've really been digging over the past year or so - like the AYE NAKO The Blackest Eye 12", the debut LP from Toronto's ALVVAYS, the FIELD MOUSE Hold Still Life LP, all three PEACH KELLI POP LPs. All great stuff that's highly recommended!

I was able to get my hands on a few copies of the BLACK PANTIES and PATSY 7" on Total Punk, which are already both sold out from the label so act fast if you've been meaning to pick up copies! I also finally picked up the latest GOLDEN PELICANS LP from Florida's Dying, as well as restocked their first LP; Picked up a few copies of the EP reissue from 70's Belgian rippers STAGEBEAST, a brand new repressing of the classic BATTALION OF SAINTS Second Coming LP, and a few copies of the BIKINI KILL Revolution Girl Style Now LP that was released not too long ago, as well as restocks on some other essential Bikini Kill vinyl.

Some great demos in this update worth checking out - the 2nd demo (and first on tape) from DC/RVA's I.C.E. - sick, hard-as-nails-dancefloor-violence-inducing hardcore featuring members of Red Death and Pure Disgust; the LINE OF SIGHT demo - new DC hi impact posi-core featuring members of Mindset, Barge, Red Death, and Protester; the ODD MAN OUT Demo 7" - six tracks of hard pittin straightedge from Olympia / Seattle; the BLANK BODIES demo - new D-Beat/Scandi-Hc out of Denver. I also picked up a ton of tapes from Voices From Inside records from the Ukraine! This label has been doing tape pressings and reissues of a lot of your favorite US bands' (as well as a few awesome non-US bands') demo tapes and EPs, and I was able to import a few copies of each (these quantities are VERY limited though). So, if you missed getting tape versions of releases from bands like Savageheads, Bloodkrow Butcher, Die, WKSJ?, Koward, or Eel (to name a few), then check these out!

Finally, a few restocks of note - the Tenement Predatory Headlights 2xLP is back in stock (in case you've been slacking), the Protester No Identity 7", the Absolut / Paranoid split LP, and a ton of Dischord titles back in the store including the Faith/Void split, SOA demo 7", Embrace LP, Egg Hunt 7", Artificial Peace reissue LP, Marginal Man LP, Rites of Spring LP, and Teen Idles demo 7".

That's it for this update, thanks for reading!

Alex / Grave Mistake
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New Titles in the Webstore for November 12, 2015:

NIGHT BIRDS "Mutiny at Muscle Beach" LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
In 2009 NIGHT BIRDS resuscitated the surf-inspired 80’s hardcore sound and have been cranking it to a new level ever since. Mutiny at Muscle Beach, the band’s third full-length and first on Fat Wreck Chords, is an unrepentantly raw blast of punk rock that evokes the spirit of Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, Germs, D.I., and Circle Jerks. The 12 tracks are further developed with NIGHT BIRDS’ integration of modern influences, a referential aesthetic, and a healthy dose of passionate innovation. From “(I’m) Wired” to “In the Red/In the Black” to the title track, Mutiny at Muscle Beach brims with an epileptic energy that defies the listener to sit still. Just like NIGHT BIRDS’ live show, this album is an unbridled onslaught of throwback-meets-modern hardcore that never stops to take a breath.

BEACH SLANG "The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us" LP (Polyvinyl Records)
Over the past two years Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans but they've always been missing one important element: An album. Luckily the band's full-length The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is the culmination of their collective career and picks up where their two critically acclaimed 7-inches, 2014's Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street and Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? left off. The feelings of youth and vulnerability lie at the core of Beach Slang's music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis. It references the ghosts of the Replacements but keeps one foot firmly rooted in the present. It's fun and it's serious. It's sad but it isn't. It's Beach Slang. While The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us further expands on Beach Slang's unique sound, it also showcases their sonic diversity. From the shoegazing sheen of "Noisy Heaven" to the downbeat dreaminess of "Porno Love" and refracted rage of "Young & Alive," the album is a fuzzed-out masterpiece that takes influence from the past while staying rooted in the present.

WILDHONEY "Your Face Sideways" LP (Topshelf Records)
Wildhoney chooses to use songwriting and melody as primary vehicles on their pop excursions, a traditional approach they first proposed on Sleep Through It and wholly celebrate on Your Face Sideways. The five songs on Side A of the EP were recorded at Marlborough Farms by New York pop legend Gary Olson (Jens Lekman, Crystal Stilts, Frankie Rose, Literature, Architecture in Helsinki), and are steered by Shusterich's vocals. Like a sculptor, Shusterich molds her voice to carry sweet melodies against uptempo instrumentation, poetically exploring loss and depression through her lyrics. The long, slower composition "FSA II" comprises the entirety of Side B, expanding on what was explored in "FSA" from Sleep Through It. Recorded directly to tape by Jordan Romero in his Baltimore bedroom, the track uses sparse repetition, minimal guitar, glockenspiel, flute, synths, and field recordings to remind the listener that while noise and effects may come and go, Wildhoney holds a map to pop magic—taking the alternate routes, guided by heart and mind.

BLACK PANTIES "Prophet of Hate" 7" (Total Punk Records)
Following a debut single on Lumpy Records and coinciding with a brand new 7” on Windian, Total Punk’s got a brand new hit single on their hands from St. Louis’s, black masked crybaby jerk master, Black Panties.  “Prophet of Hate” is a three and half minute plodding, feedback laden, punk punisher covered in scraping guitar, reverb soaked vocals and all means of obnoxiousness. The b side is a blown out ode to Violence.  Violence and hate!  Black Panties definitely knows the way to our heart and is 100% TOTAL PUNK!

PATSY "Tuley Tude High" 7" (Total Punk Records)
Debut single from New Orleans/ Chicago punk outfit Patsy.  Patsy features members of Mystic Inane, but the connection ends there.  Nothing “mutant” about this.  Two tracks of  straight ahead rumbling punk rock highlighted by Candice’s Darby style drawn out growls and killer vocal hooks. Look for another single on Total Punk later this year. All killer no filler 100% TOTAL PUNK!

STAGEBEAST "Belgium Ain't No Fun Anymore" 7" (Belgian Waffles Records)
Stagebeast was a band from the north coast ( our only coast ahah ) of Belgium. Ostende , the ferry town which took all the Belgian punks to the punk Mecca of London, to be exact.  So it's no surprise that shitty holiday's "sun-hole" became the birthplace for one of the very first punk 7"s , a 7" that was more a legacy than a starting point. Stagebeast started beating the bars and other anonymous places in late 76 , but didn't record their sole 7" till late 77.  A short story much like Sex Pistols , signed with a label, destroyed the manager's office like good fucked-up punks , and were then banned. It became difficult for them to find dates, so Willy Willy,cwho was thinking about a real career as a musician leaves the band, the split is inevitable . Willy joined the Scabs who will take a "colder" direction , Frank Dubbe and his Ostende's contingent  soon form Revenge 88 ,a wavy punk sound perfect for the desperate early 80's and his numbers of dead.. and Stagebeast becomes another bookmark in punk history. Now lovingly reissued by Belgian Waffles in nearly identical color cardboard sleeves. Turn this beast up and annoy your neighbors.

BIKINI KILL "Revolution Girl Style Now" LP (Bikini Kill Records)
Originally released in May of 1991, Revolution Girl Style Now was Bikini Kill's first demo. For this reissue, the songs have been remixed by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) and remastered by John Golden. This version also features three previously unreleased tracks: "Ocean Song," "Just Once," and "Playground

(Nutrons Records)
Newly reissued version of Battalion of Saints' classic LP, done by the band on their original Nutrons label. The Battalion of Saints are one of the more hard core punk bands from there time. Starting in 1980 out of San Diego, their songs were nonstop blasts of adrenaline and raw power. The Batts were one of the most furious and nihilistic bands that were ahead of there time. In 5 years the band accomplished unforgettable performance's leaving a deep impression and influence on the punk rock scene.

ODD MAN OUT "S/T" 7" (Warthog Speak Records)
Vinyl version of Olympia/Seattle straightedge band's cassette demo from earlier this year. Six tracks of pit-clearing, straightedge HARDcore with a conscience. East Coast and Mexico tour this winter with PROTESTER. Limited Edition of 250; 150 on Black vinyl / 100 on Green (we have BLACK VINYL for distro)

ICE "2nd Demo" Tape
Second demo from this DC / Richmond band featuring members of Pure Disgust and Red Death!

Brand new band out of the nation's capital coming correct with 4 sick ass tracks of straight edge hardcore. Features members of Clear, Mindset, Red Death, Barge, and Protester.

Four dummies from Denver who accidentally discovered the secret for writing Swedish riffs with American hooks. This seriously sounds like if ANTI-CIMEX was as obsessed with SSD as they were DISCHARGE. Four idiot anthems and a MECHT MENSCH cover. Members of LOW TAX, NEGATIVE DEGREE, CADAVER DOG, CITY HUNTER, and NO CROSSES, but don't let any of that dissuade you...this band is actually good

PROMISE RING, THE "Very Emergency" LP (Jade Tree Records)
The highly anticipated third album with ten songs produced by J. Robbins of Burning Airlines. At this point, these guys need no introduction. Now available again on vinyl. LP includes free MP3 download of album.

PROMISE RING, THE "Nothing Feels Good" LP (Jade Tree Records)
The Promise Ring's penchant for writing the most perfect pop songs around has never been more evident than on their sophomore full-length. Irresistible in every way, Milwaukee, WI's jukebox heroes have encapsulated their vibrant live energy on record and it shows. You won't be able to get these songs out of your head for months. Now available again on vinyl. LP includes free MP3 download of album.

PROMISE RING, THE "30 Degrees Everywhere" LP
(Jade Tree Records)
The debut full-length by the hit-making, hip-shaking pretty boys from Milwaukee, WI proves that they aren't just a singles band. An inspiring collection of 12 poetic arrangements, the album is overflowing with soaring energy and enough hooks on which to hang the entire football team's varsity jackets. Now available again on vinyl. LP includes free MP3 download of album.

GOLDEN PELICANS "Oldest Ride, Longest Line" LP (Florida's Dying Records)
After making a run at the heavyweight championship of the punk rock world with their debut long player back in 2014, the Golden Pelicans are back with a new 12” -- and this time they’re determined to take the belt back to Orlando. On “Oldest Ride, Longest Line” the Pelicans bolster their patented thug punk attack with monstrous riffs straight out of the seventies Aussie hard rock playbook. Think of an alternate reality where Black Flag got stuck on Rose Tattoo instead of Black Sabbath and you’re almost there. However, like any veteran of the ring, the Pelicans are more than just a bunch of one-move jabronies. Sure, the nine songs on this record seethe with an aggressive swagger guaranteed to put hair on your chest, but these guys have the brains to meld their tough-guy bravado to the type of memorable hooks that serve as the backbone for all the best punk rock. The result is a non-stop rager that rips from start to finish. If you are a TOTAL PUNK who enjoys the finer things in life like shotgunning beers, the X-Spurts album, and Scott Steiner promos, then learn to love the Golden Pelicans, because they may just be the best band around. Limited to 500 copies with silkscreened covers featuring a killer design by Mac Blackout. - Steve Borchardt

AYE NAKO "The Blackest Eye" LP (Don Giovanni Records)
Aye Nako is a 4-piece collaboration made up of Mars Dixon, Angie Boylan, Jade Payne, and Joe McCann dedicated to untangling histories of abuse, race, trauma, family, love, gender, and a misrepresentation of identity. Also a dissonant and melodic punk band carving out a space to co-exist in the fold between music, art, and politics while trying not to be priced out of New York City. Formed in Brooklyn, NY during the summer of 2010,Aye Nako has performed at basements, clubs, museums, and schools all over the country. As an update to the sound heard on Unleash Yourself, their first, self-released album, they’ve self recorded a new EP titled “The Blackest Eye”. Named after Toni Morrison’s 1st novel, "The Bluest Eye”, The album lyrically takes on the similar themes of cultural conceptions of beauty and worth and the devastating long term effects it can have on those who do not fit those conceptions. The songs narrate through singer/songwriter Mars's experiences with physical abuse, family, anti-blackness and racial self-acceptance while growing up in the southern united states. Musically it all comes together through dual guitar leads, precise drums, fuzzed out bass, and an underlying appreciation for the darker side of pop sensibility.

PEACH KELLI POP "I" LP (Infinity Cat Records)
This shit is absolutely adorable, sez Space Rock Mountain. "It is lighthearted, very lo-fi, and catchy as all fuck." Damn straight. We're honored to bring Peach Kelli Pop's bubblegum pop stateside, so you can dedicate each and every song to yr crush. Pressed on tie-dye purple vinyl, attempted by our friends at United Record Pressing for the first time ever! Also comes with a download card so you can get to making those mixtapes. Ahhh, young luv.

PEACH KELLI POP "II" LP (Burger Records)
PEACH KELLI POP’S sophomore self-titled LP. Super catchy bubblegum pop hits!

(Burger Records)
3rd album of Sticky Bubblegum pop hits!!! “Deftly crafted pop…hooky as hell & to the point…sweet yet detached like the fading flavor of a watermelon Jolly Rancher long crunched & swallowed.” - Pitchfork

FIELD MOUSE "Hold Still Life" LP (Topshelf Records)
Hold Still Life, which was co-produced by band members Andrew Futral and Rachel Browne, marks Field Mouse's first full-length that's been written and released as a full band. The album was recorded at Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn & Let 'em In, Brooklyn and mixed by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin', Waxahatchee, Upset). Upon returning from a tour with Laura Stevenson and the Cans in 2013, the band wasted no time arranging the album. Inspired by burgeoning adulthood, social overload and isolation, life in New York, and the realization that life is going by with a terrifying swiftness (plus a handful of breakup songs to boot), Field Mouse wrote and recorded the new album in late 2013. If you're a fan of artists like The Breeders, Sonic Youth, Velocity Girl, My Bloody Valentine, Beach House or Juliana Hatfield, you're gonna enjoy Field Mouse. Plus, they have a really great cover of the Twin Peaks song so there's that.

(Polyvinyl Records)
Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of cassettes and a love of jingle-jangle. Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac. Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass. With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears.

AMBUSH "Noize For Insanity" Tape
(Voice From Inside Tapes)
Ambush is Boston's raw d-beat punk act including members of Aspects of War (3/4) and Brain Solvent Propaganda! 4 tracks of purest noise insanity with double guitar and double bass punk raid. Best japanese loud traditions of Disclose, Defector, Zyanose, D-Clone and Gloom and in these 4 songs! This is reissue of the flexi that came out on Brain Solvent. Who missed the flexi, now you can get a piece of insanity on tape. PUNK KILL

BLOODKROW BUTCHER "Nigh Hell" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
Last release of this awesome Boston's punk band. This release has its own sound and sounds like scandi d-beat hardcore mixed with UK82 tunes. Imagine if Totalital or Anti-Cimex were from 80's Bristol hanging out with local punks or The Partisans were the part of Goteborg's GBG punks community! Memebers of Scapegoat, Savageheads, Subclinix, Casanovas in Heat, 2x4, zipperhead and many other Boston punk bands.

BLOODSUCKERS "Cheap Trip" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
11 track raw hardcore punk attack for all fans of British 80's punk (GBH, Disorder, Chaos UK) and Finnish Hardcore in the vein of Kaaos, Bastards, Riistetyt !!!

DIE "Vexed" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
One of the best modern UK hardcore punk bands, sounding fucking angry, antisocial and violent like classic mid/late 80's UKHC (Heresy, Ripcord) mixed with early 80's Boston hardcore punk in SS-Decontrol / Jerry's Kids vibe. Cassette reissue of the Vexed EP is out now!

EEL "Endless Fucker" Tape
(Voice From Inside Tapes)
Cassette reissue edition of Pittsburgh noise junkies EEL, stuff from same 7" (Even Worse Recs) and 12" (Konton Crasher)! 9 songs in the best tradition of UK noise punks like Disorder and Wankys and Japanese loud assault like Gloom and Confuse!!!! One of the best US raw punk band of nowadays!

KORROSIVE "Syovytaava" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
Finland '83 inspired hardcore punk band from Oakland, CA. Sounds like Kaaos / Riistetyt / Appendix / Tampere SS and other contemporary punk bands! Coming in double sided O-card with red obi-strip!

KOWARD "S/T" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
This EP was recorded in 2010, originally released by Total Rucker from Boston, and for now the band is divided by East and West Coasts but is still going. Raging d-beat hardcore as its best, Discharge meets Totalitar with some 80's USHC tunes. Members of Scapegoat, PMS 84, WKSJ?, Earthpig, Contingent, Sadist, 2x4, Terokal and many others!

SAVAGEHEADS Demo Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
4 track demo 2013, catchy as hell songs in the vein of The Partisans- you know how this band is impossible to confuse with some others). Including 3/4 of Bloodkrow Butcher, also guys play/ played in No sir i Wont, Male Nurses, Subclinix, 2x4, Casanovas in Heat and lots of others!

(Voice From Inside Tapes)
Boston pogo punk attack for all who's into Japanese classic pogo bands (Discocks, Tom and Boot Boys, Pogo Machine, Shit-Faced etc), UK82 and the best 90's street punk bands!

Restocks for November 12, 2015:

ARTIFICIAL PEACE "Complete Session Nov. 1981" LP
BIKINI KILL "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" LP
BL'AST "Blood" LP
GRAY MATTER "Food for Thought" LP
MINOR THREAT "Out of Step" 12"
SOUL SIDE "Trigger" LP
TENEMENT "Predatory Headlights" 2xLP
WEIRDOS, THE "Destroy All Music" LP

EGG HUNT "Me and You" 7"
PENETRATORS, THE "Teenage Lifestyle" 7
PROTESTER "No Identity" 7"
RITES OF SPRING "All Through A Life" 7"
SLUGGA "Parasite" 7"
SOA "First Demo 12/29/80" 7"