Friday, July 29, 2016

New EARTH GIRLS Song Streaming Now / New Distro Titles from G.L.O.S.S., RAKTA, and More!

July has been a very busy month over here at GMHQ! Here is a quick wrap up for you, as well as a nice little webstore update to get your weekend going right with some killer new punk and hardcore!

First up, we've got another brand new song from the upcoming Earth Girls Wanderlust LP streaming over at The Le Sigh! The title track to their upcoming LP is a quick and catchy cut that is packed with both power and melody; another great indicator of what you can expect from their phenomenal new full length. Wanderlust is officially out August 12th, and you can preorder yourself a copy on some nice red vinyl in the Grave Mistake Webstore.

Last week, we announced a very awesome release with our friends at Six Feet Under Records - a fully remastered reissue of the first full length from Washington DC's The Suspects. Their debut LP, Voice of America, was released in 1995, and at the time The Suspects were pretty much the punk band in the city, as well as one of the more popular east coast bands from that scene/era (you can read the full bio here). While those who remember the band during their time do so quite fondly, this LP still holds up with the best of 'em today and we felt that it deserved a reissue treatment for not only the old fans, but maybe some new ones as well.

The LP officially drops on August 19th, but we've put the fully remastered release up on Bandcamp for your listening pleasure now. You can preorder a copy of the vinyl from either Grave Mistake or Six Feet Under, and The Suspects are playing a reunion show tonight (Friday, July 29) at the Black Cat - so if you are reading this and will be in the DC area this evening, head on over to 14th street and check it out!

A few weeks ago we made the official announcement that the debut full length from Richmond, VA's Barge will finally be seeing the light of day August 26th! There's a track from the LP posted over on our Bandcamp, and the LP will be released in both the US on Grave Mistake and Europe on Quality Control HQ.

Barge will also be playing a couple of killer record release shows in RVA and DC with Pure Disgust before heading out on a two week tour with RVA's Mad Existence (who just released their debut EP earlier this month as well on the Vinyl Conflict Label).

We'll have more news on the Barge LP in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that!
Finally, while not exactly label news, some Grave Mistake bands have new releases out this summer on a few great labels! Make sure you get your hands on the new Red Death 7" on Lockin Out, the new Tenement LP on Deranged and Forward, and the new Big Eyes LP out on Don Giovanni, before the summer is over!
On the distro / webstore front - not too much new stuff but definitely some hits of the summer! We've stocked up on killer new releases from G.L.O.S.S., RAKTA, THE POSE, ALIENATION, RINGER, and FREE AT LAST plus we picked up some copies of the limited ANGEL DU$T Stay 7" that came out earlier this year on Photobooth (and is almost sold out completely along with the Upside Down single that was released on Grave Mistake).  Also picked up some restocks on the new PRIMAL RITE and JJ DOLL 7"s (both of which sold out quickly the first time around), the FIREWALKER demo, and recently back in print titles from WARTHOG, S.H.I.T., IMPALERS, GAG, and more … full list is below!
For quick browsing of recent additions to the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!
That's it for now, thanks for reading!
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New in the Webstore for July 29, 2016:

G.L.O.S.S. "Trans Day of Revenge" 7" (Total Negativity Records)
G.L.O.S.S. is still really mad, about shit that really matters. In Trans Day of Revenge, they tear down pacifism in the face of state violence, transmisogyny, and respectability politics, all in five tracks that will leave your heart pounding with joy and rage. This is for all the trans punks wanting more, six minutes that allows us to envision an alternate future and “weaponize our alienation.” Searing riffs, raw vocals, d-beats. Flippers fuck off.

RAKTA "III" LP (Iron Lung Records)
Brazil's RAKTA is back with 6 new powerfully feminine trips through the fog. Simultaneously claustrophobic and cavernous. You can feel pulsing bass and thundering battery intertwine, akin to a snake coiling around your leg, pulling you down into the murky vortex. A flourish of atmospheric keyboard and vocal clamor pulls you right back to the surface just in time to be sucker punched by silence. This garland will leave you reeling.  500 copies on black vinyl housed in a heavy duty sleeve. Art by Mateus Mondini. Sounds by Bernardo Pacheco. Mastered by Daniel Hussayn.

POSE, THE "Dig an Endless Grave" 7" (Warthog Speak Records)
This is the debut EP of thud-y, ugly hardcore from this Houston band. Hard, nasty, ogreish, heavy hardcore that has flashes of metal, but isn't metallic — I mean, Tim Yo called VOID "metallic" in MRR #2, so consider that. Members of BACK TO BACK and DRESS CODE. 250 copies, all black vinyl.

ALIENATION "2016 EP" 7" (Warthog Speak Records)
Second EP from hardcore's best kept secret – Halifax, Nova Scotia's ALIENATION. 11 tracks of venom-flinging, neck-snapping, raging thrash that's equal parts Negative FX, (early) Poison Idea, and some ripping Swedish shit. Taking the fury of last year's 12" EP and ramping up the intensity without losing the riffs. Don't sleep on this shit. Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl, with 125 copies each of neon green and neon pink covers.

RINGER Demo Tape
Brand new RVA hardccore band featuring members of I.C.E., Hard Stripes, and Break Away!

ANGEL DU$T "Stay" 7" (Photobooth Records)
Photobooth is happy to release the first single for the upcoming Angel Du$t full length LP, "ROCK THE FUCK ON FOREVER". The A-side is the A.D. you know and love, taking it to the next level with a whoop-ass love song that doesn't disappoint. The exclusive B-side is a groovy rocker, showing off the band's deeper influences while maintaining the raw edge that set them apart from the start.

POWER TRIP / INTEGRITY Split LP (Magic Bullet Records)
As an exemplar of intergenerational confluence out on the metallic hardcore fringes of heavy music’s spectrum, Magic Bullet Records presents a split release between legendary stalwart INTEGRITY and contemporary phenom POWER TRIP. The release is semi-dual-reissue in nature, as INTEGRITY’s contribution is a retooled, remixed rendering of their 2010 Magic Bullet Records 7” VVe Are the End. The POWER TRIP material culls the two original tracks from their Self-Titled 7” on Lockin’ Out Records, originally released in 2011. Previously unheard or released prior, INTEGRITY also contributes “Her Eyes is Filled with ϟtars,” their unique cover of the bizarre song that Howdy (Crispin Glover) serenades Stephanie (Jenny Wright) with in the 1989 film Twister. The cover song is exclusive to this split across all formats. Brand new artwork and layouts by INTEGRITY’s Dwid Hellion draws further cohesion between the bands on this one, as both physical formats feature a “co-headliner” visual presentation and a foldout poster containing all lyrics, credits, and additional original artwork. For vinyl fans, the first pressing is being issued on three color ways: black, clear, and red. Both sides are spun at 45 RPM for maximum fidelity.

SILENT ERA "S/T" 7" (Square One Again Records)
Debut EP from the Bay Area's Silent era (ex-Brilliant Colors, Army of Jesus, and Neon Piss). This EP features four tracks of Silent Era's near perfect amalgam of the best kind of melodic hardcore (think Post-Regiment) and dark anarcho punk (think A Touch of Hysteria or Zounds). The sleeve of 7" comes with a printed insert and is housed in a sleeve with gorgeous cover art by singer Michelle Hill.

FREE AT LAST "Embrace You" LP (
Triple B Records)
The last thing that should come to mind, if anything, when hearing the word "Springfield" followed by "Missouri" is that it gave to the world a band, Free At Last, that has written one of the most genuine, unique, and fresh hardcore records of recent times--"Embrace You" showcases honest expression, balancing the best of what has already been established while equally forging their own creative path. Stranger things have happened I suppose. For fans of Count Me Out, Turning Point, and Fury.

WOLF WHISTLE "The Present Disturbance" 7" (Triple B Records)
Wolf Whistle features current and former members of Have Heart, XFilesX, and Straight Razor. Musically, the band brings to mind '90s powerviolence at times, with a healthy dose of both fast and sludgy riffs. Formed back in 2007, Wolf Whistle have yet to release a proper full-length, but Triple-B Records just issued a new 7" EP from the group called The Present Disturbance. Featuring 10 tracks, the record doesn't waste any time getting to the point. Songs like "White Sheep" and "American Slavery" sound like something you would hear on those great Reality compilations that Six Weeks Records released in the '90s. -

SYMPTOM "Hideous World" 7" (Failure Recordings)
Following up their 2014 demo, Boston's Symptom return with a brand new EP, 'Hideous World'. 6 tracks of punishing d-beat raw punk akin to some of the Japanese classics we all know and love (Gloom, Gai, Gauze, Disclose). Members of Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Human Bodies, Cinderblock, etc. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl.

DYE "Savages With Power" Tape
(Super Secret Records)
This tape consists of what was to be DYE's 1st ep.  After a member moved to Portland, the band decided to just do a tape and a limited lathe 7" since they had no plans on touring (The band is not broken up though) and didn't want to leave a label stuck with a bunch records.  Ok, after 2 tapes DYE returns with 4 songs of simple yet tough 1-2-1-2 pogo punk you have come to expect from them.  Again the main focus is on the strong rhythm section while the vocals are as angry and hateful towards the police and all authority figures as before.  Influenced by Chaos UK, the Germs, and The Dicks (Not all influence comes from music, but ideas and attitude).  Mastered by Dan Randall.  Limited to 200 copies.  Pro tape/shrink wrapped.

CLOROX GIRLS "S/T" LP (Headcount Records)
Clorox Girls high-energy debut album was released in 2004 to rave reviews including Thurston Moore and Byron Coley who wrote in Arthur Magazine, "The sound on their eponymous Kurt Bloch-produced debut LP is clean and has a basic goodness that is harder to ignore than a trouserfull of antlers." Clorox Girls were formed in 2003 in Oakland, CA, when guitarist and singer Justin Maurer met drummer Clay Silva while both were both living in a punk rock squat mostly populated by doom-struck crust punks. Tired of the gloomy and abrasive music they were hearing day and night, Justin and Clay decided to form a band that paid homage to their love of poppy old-school punk (they took their name from a tune on Redd Kross' first EP, when they were still known as Red Cross), first-generation rock & roll, and smart '60s pop from England and France. Justin's girlfriend Jennique was recruited to play bass, and Clorox Girls started playing Bay Area clubs. After spotting them on their first West Coast tour, Jonny Cat Records and 17 Television Records released the band's first single, a four-song vinyl 7". By the time the record hit stores, Jennique was out of the band, and was quickly replaced by Zack Lewis. Clorox Girls also pulled up stakes, making Portland, OR, their base of operations. After plenty of frantic touring throughout North America, SmartGuy Records released The Clorox Girls' self-titled 2004 debut album, produced by former Fastbacks leader Kurt Bloch; the album quickly sold out its first pressing, and a second press was gone by the time the band finished their next tour. After 3 albums, 12 singles, world tours, lineup changes, and a 7 year hiatus, Clorox Girls' classic first album lineup is back on tour with their out-of-print debut album being reissued for the first time in 12 years. This vinyl release includes the original track list and artwork. If there can be a quintessential early-aughts West Coast punk band, it is without a doubt Clorox Girls.

LA LUZ "Damp Face" 10" (Hardly Art Records)
Damp Face is the first-ever release from La Luz, originally self-released by the band in late 2012 (and later reissued on tape by Burger Records. Five tracks of dreamy surf-tinged girl group rock n rollers.

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #399 - August 2016
It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #399, the August 2016 issue! This issue of the planet’s greatest punk fanzine features a revelatory peek under the mask with St. Louis rocker BLACK PANTIES, a photo essay on ABC No Rio as it faces the demolition of its current location and the construction of a new building, and an interview with PSYCHO SQUATT and Maloka Records covering 30 years of French punk history. If that’s not enough, we also have features covering the standout dark punk of Australia’s MASSES, the Pacific Northwest-based Skate Witches collective discussing projects like Skate Like a Girl and preeminent skate punk band SKITCH, Richmond hardcore ensemble FRIED EGG, Berlin punk/emo group FRIEND CRUSH, Oi!-influenced French punk from SYNDROME 81, the melodic punk of Chicago’s BOILERMAN, Virginia’s RHDP (that stands for Red Horse Drunk Punks, FYI), and Finnish punk photographer Jussi Janis. That ain’t it: MRR #399 also includes photo spreads from Total Attack Fest #6 and a special Moscow Madness edition of the MRR Presents gig series, an Australian tour diary from Singapore’s LUBRICANT, and a scene report from North Texas. All this, plus the biggest reviews section in the world of Serious Music Criticism and over a dozen reports from your favorite columnists; it’s all here, and it’s all happening.

Restocks for July 29, 2016:

AGNOSTIC FRONT "United Blood" 7"
ALTERED BOYS "Left Behind" 7"
ANTIDOTE "Thou Shalt Not Kill" 7"
BURN "S/T" 7"
IVY "A Cat's Cause, No Dog's Problem" 7"
JJ DOLL "S/T" 7"
PRIMAL RITE "Pestilent Clutch" 7"
S.H.I.T. "Collective Unconsciousness" 7"
WARTHOG "Prison" 7"

COCK SPARRER "Shock Troops" LP
FORCED ORDER "Vanished Crusade" LP
GAG "America's Greatest Hits" LP


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

THE SUSPECTS "Voice of America" LP Reissue out 8/19

Label Update - July 19, 2016
THE SUSPECTS "Voice of America" LP Reissue out August 19th on Grave Mistake / Six Feet Under
Preorder and Full Album Stream up Now / Reunion show at the Black Cat (DC) July 29th

Photo by Chris Henderson
PREORDER The Suspects Voice of America LP from the Grave Mistake Webstore
LISTEN / DOWNLOAD Voice of America from the Grave Mistake Bandcamp
Reunion show info available on the Black Cat website


The Suspects / Washington DC
Grave Mistake and Six Feet Under are honored to present a significant artifact in Washington, DC punk history - a reissue of The Suspects' 1995 full length, Voice of America, along with the tracks from their 1994 debut self-titled 7". Originally released on their own Torque Records label, the band's seminal output contains thirteen blasts of timeless and unadulterated punk rock, delivered with a precise intensity that maintains its urgency two decades later. There is no denying The Suspects' significance during their tenure as torchbearers for Washington DC Punk and Hardcore, and their role in its history paved the way for the city's scene to grow and thrive for decades to follow.
The state of punk rock in Washington DC in the early 90's was an interesting one, to say the least.  A decade had passed since the initial wave of classic punk and hardcore bands put the city on the map, and the District was comfortably settled in a post-Revolution Summer era of indie and math rock.  While there is no denying the importance and influence of the late 80's / early 90's Dischord Records bands that dominated the region, it came as no surprise that there were a few who still longed for the urgency of the classic hardcore punk sound and attitude that remained notably absent from the DC scene at this time.

It was out of this void that The Suspects were formed.  Founded by original Scream drummer Kent Stax alongside guitarist Bryan Harbin, bassist Chris Condayan and vocalist Brian Gayton, the Suspects came together in 1993 with one objective -  to inject the Nation's capital with a long forgotten dose of uninhibited punk intensity. Combining their love for classic '77 UK punk with the aggression and power of the DC Hardcore classics, The Suspects were a pivotal band for the region; crucial in keeping the spirit of DC Punk and Hardcore alive and flourishing for generations to come.

Supported by energetic live performances, the band gained an impressive following not only locally, but nationally as well.  They shared the stage with a plethora of name bands from the decade - Rancid, The Pist, Violent Society, Dropkick Murphys, Blanks 77, Showcase Showdown, The Boils, Swingin Utters, US Bombs, and Pennywise, as well as legendary bands like the UK Subs, Fear, and The Ramones.  Regarded by many as the most relevant DC punk band of the nineties, their music bridged the gap between the eighties Dischord scene and the diverse punk subsets of the 2000s, consequently providing a soundtrack for the lives of countless mohawked outcasts. Chances are if you lived in DC at the time and considered yourself a fan of punk music in any way, you were a fan of The Suspects.
To coincide with the release, The Suspects will be playing a reunion show with their original lineup on Friday, July 29th, at the Black Cat in Washington DC. They will be joined by Blockhead and Free Children of Earth.
Check out this archived interview with The Suspects (conducted by Positive Force's Mark Andersen) which originally appeared in the March 1995 issue of MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL
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Friday, July 15, 2016

NEW RELEASE: BARGE "S/T" LP out August 26th - New Track Up Now!

BARGE "S/T" LP (GRAVE079) out 8/26
Stream the Track "Social Pressure" on Bandcamp

The debut full length from Richmond, VA's BARGE will finally be seeing the light of day August 26th on Grave Mistake Records in the US and Quality Control HQ in the UK! We've posted the first track from the LP up on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp, so head over and give it a listen. This upcoming LP is their long awaited follow up to Barge's 2013 debut, the No Gain E.P., on the Vinyl Conflict Label.

To coincide with the release of their new LP, Barge have planned two Record Release shows - on 8/26 in Richmond (w/ Pure Disgust, Bracewar, Mad Existence, Stuck Pigs, and Nosebleed), and 8/27 in DC (w/ Pure Disgust, Triage, and Stuck Pigs) - both shows will also be Record Release shows for DC's Pure Disgust, who have their new LP coming out on Katorga Works next month as well.

Immediately following these Record Release shows, Barge will be embarking on a two week Southern and Midwest tour; Richmond's Mad Existence (who just released their debut EP on Vinyl Conflict) will be joining them for a portion of the tour. You can check out the Tour Event Page or the dates posted below.

We hope to have a Preorder for the new LP up in both label's respective webstores early next month, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we just put a few new Barge T-shirts and longsleeves up in the webstore, and their debut 7" is on sale for the rest of the month as well, so pick that up if you haven't yet.
BARGE Back 2 School Tour 2016
8.26.16 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Record Release w/ Bracewar, Pure Disgust, Stuck Pigs, Mad Existence, Nosebleed

8.27.16 - Washington, DC @ The Pinch
Record Release w/ Pure Disgust, Triage, Stuck Pigs

8.28.16 - Greensboro, NC w/ Mad Existence
8.29.16 - Tampa, FL
8.30.16 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's Pub
8.31.16 - Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou's
9.1.16 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Mad Existence
9.2.16 - Birmingham, AL w/ Mad Existence
9.3.16 - Nashville, TN w/ Mad Existence
9.4.16 - Louisville, KY w/ Mad Existence
9.5.16 - Bloomington, IN w/ Mad Existence
9.6.16 - Chicago, IL w/ Mad Existence
9.7.16 - Detroit, MI w/ Mad Existence
9.8.16 - Cleveland, OH
9.9.16 - Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, July 8, 2016

NEW RELEASE: MAD EXISTENCE "S/T" 7" Out Now on Vinyl Conflict

Label and Webstore Update - July 8, 2016

Greetings everyone! Here's a quick label and webstore update for you …
NEW RELEASE: MAD EXISTENCE S/T 7" (VC-007) out Next Week

First off, we've got a brand new release on the Vinyl Conflict Label due out next week - the debut 7" EP from Richmond's MAD EXISTENCE. Mad Existence are a killer hardcore band have been kicking around town for a little over a year, releasing tapes and playing shows - you know, things bands do. Their debut is a pretty vicious little slab of hardcore punk goodness; M.E. delivers a tried and true 80's hc sound that pulls a little something from all good styles of hardcore across the decade.

You can give the full EP a listen or free download on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page, and the record is also available for mailorder in the webstore. We pressed up 110 copies on Clear Vinyl, half of which are for mailorder and the other half will be available in the physical Vinyl Conflict Record Store.

The Vinyl Conflict Label is a Richmond based locals-only label focusing on 7" releases from upcoming Richmond punk/hardcore/metal bands, run by Grave Mistake and Vinyl Conflict Record Store. To date, VC has released EPs from Barge, Hard Stripes, Cretins, Devil's Hand, and Asylum, with the debut EP from RVA's Left Cross due out later this year.

RED DEATH on Life and Death Tour / Permanent Exile LP/CD on Sale

Red Death are currently several days into The Life and Death Tour 2016 with Terror, Power Trip, Harm's Way, Angel Du$t, and Fury, so check that tour out if it's coming near you because all of those bands are sweet. Red Death's long awaited Deterrence 7" is finally going to see the light of day this month on Lockin' Out Records as well, so keep your eyes peeled for that soon too (we should have a handful of distro copies in the Grave Mistake store shortly after it's out).

This week and through the weekend, you can pick up Red Death's Permanent Exile on LP for just $10 (and CD for $5) in the Grave Mistake store along with the remaining couple of Red Death shirts we have (size availability varies).

EARTH GIRLS Wanderlust LP out August 12th / Preorder and Track Stream up Now

If you missed the update last week, the debut LP from Chicago's Earth Girls will be hitting the streets on August 12th! GM released their debut EP back in 2014, and while the band's debut full length has been in the works since shortly after that release, we are beyond thrilled that it will soon be in your ears and hands.

You can Preorder the LP on some nice looking Red Vinyl now, and do yourself a favor and give a listen to "Say Goodnight," the first track we've posted up from the LP.


For quick browsing of recent additions to the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!

Not much new to report since last week's update - a rad new single from the Bay Area's The Shanghias, plus two new releases on La Vida Es Un Mus and restocks on the new Blazing Eye and Primetime 7"s, releases from Rixe, Barcelona, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Framtid, Nasa Space Universe, Fried Egg, the Adult Crash 2 Photo Book / 7", and a few issues of Nuts.

Not to mention there are still a few copies of the new stuff from last week's update kicking around the store, like the JJ Doll and Kaleidoscope 7"s, new Lumpy and the Dumpers and Black Panties LPs (along with a ton of Lumpy Record restocks), new Razorheads 7", Framtid 7", Primal Rite 7", and much more.

That's all for now, thanks for reading!
Alex / Grave Mistake
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New Titles in the Webstore for July 8, 2016:
SHANGHAIS, THE "Fall in Love" 7" (Endless Daze Records)
Four new tracks from the Bay Area's favorite rock n' roll babes.  The Shanghais play catchy garage punk that is great for fans of The Shangri-La's, Nikki & the Corvettes and early Donnas.  Limited run of 300 copies with hand-numbered, hand-screened covers.

ANXIETY "S/T" 12" (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
Formed in August 2015 Glasgow's ANXIETY have achieved quite a reputation locally thru their stage presence. A fully formed band which irradiates personality from the very first play and is not afraid to look at hardcore punk from outside the box. This their first release sees the band delivering nine tracks of discordant hardcore with layers and layers of distortion and vocal effects in barely 20 minutes. Pinpointing a band like ANXIETY is really hard. While they play hardcore based music their approaches are as broad as you can imagine with members coming from bands as different as HERBERT POWELL, PENNYCRESS, THE LOWEST FORM or APOSTILLE. So think of a way more aggressive BUTTHOLE SURFERS mixed with the less pompous SONIC YOUTH and a hint of contemporary Barcelona and NYC hardcore bands and then you may or not be close to describe ANXIETY's sound. The entire atmosphere of the record is hectic and oppressive with quite existential lyrics creating an overall feeling of uneasiness and internal confrontation pivotal to understand the band. Basically the band name says it best.

EFIALTIS "Κολοσσιαίο Γυναικείο Κεφάλι" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
Recorded at the same session that their debut EP on Static Shock Records and comprising one new track and two songs from their debut demo EFIALTIS second vinyl offering sees the band delivering a punch in the face of male musical normality. EFIALTIS, an all female London based trio with heavy Greek/ Cypriot/ Welsh roots, brings what feels like the most menacing, stomping feral punk recorded in the last few years. Their sound is militant and obviously punk based. Their songs are simple, anthemic and mechanical. Their beat is perfect marching punk and in my dreams I see a bill with CRISIS, STRESS(GR) and CONTROPOTERE where after the last note church, state and any form of oppression is overtaken.

Restocks for July 8, 2016:

ADULT CRASH #2 Book w/ 7" (feat. Barge, Night Birds, Govt Warning)
BARCELONA "Extremo Hihilismo en Barcelona" LP
BLAZING EYE "Lonely Corpse (UK Press)" 7"
FRAMTID "Under the Ashes" LP
FRIED EGG "The Incredible Flexible Egg" 7" Flexi
NEO-PUNKZ "Fascist Fuckerz" 7"
NUTS ZINE Issue #17
NUTS ZINE Issue #18
PRIMETIME "Going Places" 7"
RIXE "Coups et Blessures" 7"

Friday, July 1, 2016


It's crazy to think that 2016 is halfway over, but here we are! To kick July off right, decided to hit you with a nice webstore update and bring you up to speed with some rad new titles that hit the distro recently. Not to mention, things are picking up pretty nicely over here at GMHQ on the label front, so let's do a quick recap of some Grave Mistake happenings first …

First off, the long awaited debut LP from Chicago's Earth Girls, Wanderlust, will finally be hitting the streets August 12th and we have a Preorder up in the Webstore now along with the first track stream from the record, "Say Goodnight," over at A.V. Club! Grave Mistake jumped at the chance to work with Earth Girls in 2014, releasing their debut 7" EP, Wrong Side of History, and it is an honor to now be handling the release of their first full length as well.

There are 200 copies pressed up on Red Vinyl for our mailorder friends, and we'll have some more news on the release, along with another track or two, in a few weeks - for now head over and listen to "Say Goodnight," it's an incredibly catchy tune that you're sure to love!

Second bit of quick news - we just received the 2nd Pressing of the Iron Boots Complete Discography LP that was released fall of last year. This time around we did a few on some rad looking Green Vinyl with slick looking blue and silver labels. Same killer packaging as the first pressing (printed inner sleeve with huge poster insert), so if you slacked on grabbing a copy until now, here's a good excuse to make up for it! To coincide with this new pressing, all Iron Boots T-shirts in the Grave Mistake webstore are currently on sale for $10 each!

Finally, Grave Mistake will be releasing a new 7" EP for San Francisco's Primal Rite this fall. The 7" will be out this October, coinciding with a quick Primal Rite / Barge East Coast outing and stop off at Not Dead Yet 2016, and our friends at Pop Wig will be handling a cassette version of the EP as well. If you haven't yet, be sure to check out Primal Rite's debut 7" - we have a few copies available in the webstore.
Primal Rite just kicked off a 10 day West Coast Tour yesterday, so head over to the tour Event Page to check out the info on those shows.

Anyways, that's it for this week in label news.  The summer fun is just getting started over here so stay tuned, and be sure to check out Red Death and Angel Du$t on the LIFE AND DEATH TOUR 2016 (w/ Terror, Power Trip, Harms Way and Fury), which kicks off next Wednesday, July 6th, in Chicago!!!

Now (if you're still with me), on to the webstore update …
For quick browsing of recent additions to the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!
Nice little update this week to kick the second half of 2016 into gear! We've got two new releases from Katorga Works - debut 7"s from JJ DOLL and KALEIDOSCOPE; the debut 7" from PRIMAL RITE: the latest EP from IN SCHOOL; the latest offering from Japanese hardcore legends FRAMTID; the second EP from NJ's RAZORHEADS; and a couple of cool reissues from DER STAB (Socal '82, members of Adolescents) and REVENGE 88 (killer Belgian punk circa '81-82)
Got a nice big box of releases from Lumpy Records this past week. In that haul I was able to restock the brand new LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Huff My Sack" LP (US Pressing), pick up the new 12" from BLACK PANTIES (a vinyl treatment of their 2013 "Dead and Gone" tape), plus restock on a TON of 7"s, including EPs and singles from UROCHROMES, CAL AND THE CALORIES, MYSTIC INANE, MUFF DIVERS, BLACK PANTIES, GLITTER, RUZ, and Q!
I also got a nice box of reissue restocks this past week as well! In that haul included a recent fanclub pressing of the classic THE SUBHUMANS "Death to the Sickoids" 7" single as well as restocks on some killer fanclub singles and more legitimate reissues from DEATH SIDE, THE AUTHORITIES, THE AVENGERS, BLACK FLAG, FEAR, THE MISFITS, NIRVANA, RAMONES, BLACK RANDY, CONFUSE, THE VICTIMS, WEIRDOS, and ZERO BOYS, not to mention restocks on almost ALL of the Killed By Death compilations that are currently available! All restocks are listed below!
That's all for now, thanks for reading!
Alex / Grave Mistake
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New in the Webstore for July 1, 2016:

JJ DOLL "S/T" 7" (Katorga Works Records)
Rising from the ashes of Ivy, NYC’s JJ Doll has taken the already-excellent cult 80s USHC formula of their progenitor and distilled it into the perfect hardcore punk sound. With sibling band Kaleidoscope highlighting his most freaky playing, guitarist Shiva provides the Doll with his most catchy and, dare I say, pleasing guitar work to-date. As such, JJ Doll has proven themselves to be one of the best new American punk bands.

KALEIDOSCOPE "Vol. 2 No. 1" 7"
(Katorga Works Records)
Kaleidoscope has quickly become one of the most fresh and exciting bands in the new NYC hardcore punk scene, quickly establishing its own sound that is both of its locale, yet uniquely “Kaleidoscope.” Touches of psychedelia and mind-melting guitar work are laid over a foundation of raw hardcore punk, coming off as the logical continuation of their previous work in Deformity, meaning limits of the genre are pushed in the most fascinating of ways.
PRIMAL RITE "Pestilent Clutch" 7" (Warthog Speak Records)
PRIMAL RITE is a resurrection to the still-warm corpse of San Francisco's SCALPED. Their path is a similar one, but with a new vocalist and a slight rebirth comes a burly hardcore titan that's harder, heavier, and more hessian in approach. Crushing and brutal.
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Huff my Sack" LP (Lumpy Records)
St Louis Lumpy and the Dumpers delivers their first mini album, after a string of seven inches and tapes which gained them worldwide recognition among the hordes of misfits lovers of slimy bad punk musik. Nine tracks of snotty punk driven by one of the crudest guitars tones heard by these ears in a long time. The songs flow seamlessly, the lyrics are sharp and full of vile and stick in your brain like any classic punk should. The album includes their own classic take on 'Loony' the B-Side of the 1978 by Slime from London which feels both a statement and a re-appropiation of a song which could have easily being written by the Dumpers if it hadn't existed. In fewer words this is a magnificent gross record. The record comes housed in a sleeve designed by Lumpy himself carrying their signature aesthetic. US PRESSING on Lumpy Records.

BLACK PANTIES "Dead and Gone" LP
(Lumpy Records)
Magnum opus from the man in black. Released in 2013 on poorly duplicated cassettes, now given the proper wax treatment. 10 trax of raw rnr, ungrateful and distorted. You will want these songs out of your head but they won't go.

IN SCHOOL "Cement Fucker" 7"
(Thrilling Living Records)
Second EP from NY's IN SCHOOL.

FRAMTID "The Horrific Visions" 7" (Brain Solvent Propaganda)
4 Devastating new tracks from OSAKA crust legends FRAMTID!

RAZORHEADS "Black Blade" 7" (Electric Assault Records)
Black Blade is the 2nd 7" from this New Jersey punks RAZORHEADS.  This new EP features 6 cuts of sonic destruction, with the band building upon the noisy, d-beat foundation that they laid down on the 1st 7" from 2014. The results are a tighter, more aggressive, yet catchier formula that most of their contemporaries lack and what this music needs.

DER STAB "Tracers" 7" (Negative Jazz Records)
Unreleased 1982 single from Southern California punk band DER STAB, produced by Mike Patton of The Middle Class and features Keith Walsh (later of Primal Danse & Christian Death) on vocals, Frank Agnew on bass and Rikk Agnew (Adolescents, Christian Death) on guitar. Master tapes are long gone so this 7" was mastered from the best surviving source.Limited to 700 copies with silkscreened covers, liner notes by Keith Walsh, Mike Patton and Rikk Agnew.

REVENGE 88 "Neon Light" LP (Belgian Waffles Records)
It's here and it's a beautiful new release from Belgian Waffles Records, following the Stagebeast 7" out a few month ago, we continue the "north coast" punk history with a 12" from Revenge 88. In fact this is the band which followed Stagebeast, nearly same line-up, fronted by Frank Dubbe, who's still singing in a more rock'n'roll version of Revenge 88 today. On this 12" you'll find the "A" and "B" sides of both ( and only ) 7's from the band, both out on J.D.M. in '81 and '82, two collectors 7's today, try to find one! In addition to those 4 songs we added an unreleased cut found on the master. In fact , we were hopefully surprised to find the original master when we were searching for band photos and archives, which is more than rare in belgian punk investigations, so aside the punk/wave hit "Neonlight" , "Alone" , "Thousand years from you" and "Unwanted son" you can hear for the first time in 35 years the song "Babylon" from the same session than "Neonlight" , just another killer recording, no more !! The record is filled with a double sided color insert with cool photos and other memorabilia, a text by Stephaan Delarue, a close band fan and friend from the early hour. Now it's just time to get a copy and play it loud and louder on 45 rpm, cheers !!!

BETON COMBO "High on War" 7" (Static Age Records)
A mandatory reissue of three of the finest tracks West-Berlin Hardcore Punk had to offer in 1983. It is about time this gem of a 7” was finally reissued. Uncompromising HC Punk with a killer production that is raw yet powerful! “High on War” has got to be one of the best songs by any German Punk band in the 80s, but the other two songs are great, too. The packaging on this one is pretty deluxe and really does the music justice: The EP comes with liner-notes by Tom Schwoll (Zerstörte Jugend etc.). Here is your chance to pick this one up at a normal price 31 years after it originally came out!

SPERMA "Zuri Punx" 7" (Static Age Records)
1979 appeared on Urs Steiger label Another Swiss Label the punk anthem "Züri Punx" ("Zyt from flower power ish verbii / Woodstock ish shit GSII ...") by the group Sperma. This song expressed with his musical directness and their slogans like lyrics ("They träumed vo Punk and Anarchy") very nicely the fierce determination of the first round. The following year, the song reappeared again with a new B- side (Sinnlos insteed of Bombs). Today, 35 years later Static Age Musik from Berlin did release for the first time all 3 songs on a single in an edition of 500 copies with the two original covers and some liner notes.

LIFE FUCKER "S/T" 7" (Static Age Records)
Do you remember the good old days of Berlin hardcore? Neither do Life Fucker and THANK FUCK! The new wave of raw Berlin hardcore is here and alongside fellow labelmates/push moshers PISS, LF are holding a match to the firecracker set to explode under the asses of all the would-be artists, internet activists and party people currently scourging the German capital. Not everything in Berlin used to be better, people and Life Fucker are a response to the long unanswered question of where to pit this Friday. For Fans of PiSS, S.H.I.T, Destino Final etc. !!! Feat. members of Diät, Blank Pages, Modern Pets and others. Artwork by Alexander Heir.

TRAU "Doblers" 7" (Static Age Records)
Trau are from Mallorca and deliver on their first 7“ 12 Tracks of raw mid eighties Euro Hardcore. In the spirit of BGK, Anti DogmatikSS and even a bit Totalitär. With members of Orden Mundial. Thick Silckscreened Cardboard Sleeve with Artwork from the almighty Bernard Mundial.

PISS "S/T" 7" (Static Age Records)
The great STATIC AGE label is on a roll these days: Last month they brought us a SPERMA 7", now it's time for a PISS 7". So the PISS trio from Berlin finally got its SHIT together and put out an EP, about time! Their great demo from 2013 is already a little worn out. I used to say that they were the best recent Hardcore Punk band from Berlin that was not on the "Berlin Tristesse" compilation. But that does not really matter now, as there are so many good new bands in town, most of which don't sing in Swedish. What I also love about PISS is that they are touring like crazy. Unless you have an ocean between yourself and Berlin it's likely that they will play your shitty burg soon -- or played there last week without you noticing. For some reason the band is also hip with folks who have never seen them, even people from Texas and the notorious CVNTNATION. And when they play locally, they get a strange mix of folks out. Maybe this is because of Robins (vox & git) exquisite dress sense? But back to the music on this platter: I think they recorded around 15 songs and only picked the best 5 for this EP. Then went back to record another EP. Judging by what I hear on this platter, the next best 5 songs from the same session would probably make most other bands proud, but we might never hear them. Esp. "Spränga Allt" is a sure hit and recycled here from the demo. This is totally unhip sounding, straight-up hardcore punk the way it should be played. On the perfect vinyl format for this sound. Do yourself a favour and buy this before the masses discover this band and maybe ruin the fun for us.

KORROSIVE "Syovyttava Laji" 7" (Distort Reality Records)
Finland '83 inspired hardcore punk band from Oakland, CA

WHATS GOOD "Steppin Outta Line" 7" (Video Disease Records)
The most controversial demo of '14 available on vinyl. Taking influences from Outburst and Breakdown that takes you through a spiritual journey into the life of Andrew Baker and the IE/OC brotherhood. Members of Soul Search Violent Situation New Brigade Twitching Tongues Forced Order Fury Minority Unit Disgrace Pocketknife Enough Said Skinfather Creatures SOS Booking

SUBHUMANS "Death to the Sickoids" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Killer fanclub repro of the first single from Canada's THE SUBHUMANS. Subhumans and DOA were the two pillars of the Vancouver, BC, Canada punk scene who caught Jello Biafra's attention and were spotlighted in the landmark Alternative Tentacles compilation Let Them Eat Jellybeans. The Subhumans, first active between 1978 and 1982, were the more elusive of the two, with many out-of-print releases fetching bank on eBay and making it difficult for present-day fans to connect the dots.

AUTHORITIES "Puppy Love" LP (Get Hip Recordings)
The Authorities explode with 14 fast, short ones on this album. Recorded in 1982 –1983 and sounding a bit like early Descendents without the juvenile or pop sensibilities, this Stockton, CA band falls into the punk rock vein as opposed to hardcore. Remastered reissue of the Get Hip-EV 1996 release with high-quality lyric booklet!

WEIRDOS "It Means Nothing / Neutron Bomb" 7"
(Fanclub Pressing)
First demo session - Recorded In Hollywood In 1977

MISFITS "Back with a Bang" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Limited edition fan club 7" pressing of the Misfits "back with a bang" 7 45. Side B is recorded live. The rear sleeve credits the live gig as having been on 31st February 1983 at D.C Space although this date is impossible and the band never actually played a gig at D.C Space. Tracks B1 to B4 are actually recorded live at Michigan Union Ballroom, Ann Arbor, MI on April 23, 1983. Part live recording of Nike A Go-Go also included on recording, but not listed on jacket sleeve.  Tracklist: Last Caress (Studio Mix) / Who Killed Marilyn / Nike A Go-Go (Part Recording - Not Listed On Jacket) / Devil Lock / Devils Whorehouse

ANGEL DUST "Rock the Fuck on Forever" Tape (Run For Cover Records)
Cassette version of the brand new LP from Angel Du$t! Rock The Fuck On Forever isn’t just the name of their new LP, it’s a fucking command. If you want nothing more in life than to rock your stupid ass off, then do yourself a favor and pick this shit up straight from POP WIG records. The band also has some other records but this one is way better than that old bull- shit. This record was recorded and produced by Will Yip, who did Title Fight, Citizen, and Circa Survive. I bet he sang on it too or something. He also did the Turnover record that I know you all fuck with. This shit rocks hard as fuck. If you’re still a virgin this record will make you not one.

Get ready for Maximum Rocknroll #398, the July 2016 issue and the second edition of our Ex-Yugo retrospective special! This one features Croatian bands including the wild synth-punk of KAOS, Rijeka’s PARAF as well as KUD IDIJOTI and BESPOSLI_ARI from the small yet bustling scene of Pula, plus some classic Slovenian groups such as BULDO_ER, LUBLANSKI PSI, and Ljubljana’s NIET. We also got a chance to get in some of the latest and greatest in North American hardcore, interviewing the globetrotting Bay Area straightedge outfit TØRSÖ and Toronto teenage maniacs MOLLOT. The UK’s DOMESTICS talk about their unrelenting dedication to punk in East Anglia, and RED RED KROVVY also sit down for their first MRR interview ten years after their formation as a high school punk band on Australia’s isolated north coast. Also featured: an article on Mabel Valdiviezo, whose upcoming documentary Prodigal Daughter tells her story as a punk woman in the DIY subterráneo scene in Lima in the ‘80s, coming to the US as an undocumented immigrant in the ‘90s, and her subsequent return home. This issue also includes an Iowa City scene report, a photo spread from Nothing Nice To Say fest, hundreds of reviews (records, demos, books, films; you name it), another fix of your favorite columnists; in short, another high stakes, buy-or-die edition of MRR.

Restocks for July 1, 2016:

Restocks from Lumpy Records:
MUFF DIVERS "No Muff Too Tuff" 7"
MYSTIC INANE "Eggs on a Plate" 7"
Q "S/T" 7"
RUZ "S/T" 7"

Restocked Reissue and Fanclub Titles:
ALLEY CATS "Nothing Means Nothing Anymore" 7"
AUTHORITIES "Soundtrack for Trouble" 7"
AVENGERS "We are the One" 7"
BLACK FLAG "The Unheard 1983 Demos" 7"
CONFUSE "Nuclear Addicts" 7"
DEATH SIDE "Wasted Dream" LP
DINOSAUR JR. "You're Living All Over Me" LP
FEAR "Fuck Christmas / I Love Livin' in the City " 7"
FIX, THE "At the Speed of Twisted Thought" LP
LSD "Destroy" 7"
MISFITS "3 Hits from Hell" 7"
MISFITS "Beware" 7"
MISFITS "Evilive" 7"
NIRVANA " ...and the Rest - BBC Sessions" 7"
NIRVANA "A Tribute to the Vaselines" 7"
NIRVANA "Beauty and Power E.P." 7"
PART 1 "Funeral Parade" LP
RAMONES "Carbona Not Glue" 7"
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 1 V/A "Rare Punk 77-82" LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 10 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 12 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 2 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 3 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 4 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 5 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 7 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 8.5 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 9 Compilation LP
VICTIMS, THE "Television Addict / Flipped Out Over You" 7"
ZERO BOYS "Vicious Circle" LP

Other Assorted Restocks:
ABSOLUT / PARANOID "Jawbreaking Mangel Devastation" Split LP
BLOOD PRESSURE "Need to Control" LP
GLUE "S/T" 7"