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 ¤čtars,” 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


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