DUM DUM GIRLS
only in dreams (2011/SUB POP)
POP-PUNK. On several levels, DUM DUM GIRLS’ 2nd full-length "only in dreams" is a great leap forward for a gifted songwriter and an equally gifted band - it's heavy, deeply personal stuff and surely unprecedented for this style of music. It retains DUM DUM GIRLS' signature blend of the girl-gang eyeliner punk of the SHANGRI-LAS, the trashy propulsion of THE CRAMPS, and the moody atmospherics of MAZZY STAR, but for the first time, all 4 DUM DUM GIRLS play and sing on the album. Vinyl includes a MP3 download card and a bonus 7".
electrifying tales (2012/ROOKIE)
GARAGE/PUNK/ROCK. This is the sound of a band that is relentless in their mission to bring back the spirit of multiple generations of punk-rock and garage. Flinging all caution to the wind, DUMBELL embraces power pop sensibilities (BIG STAR, THE NERVES), tackles Detroit mayhem (MC5, STOOGES) and by way of the beginnings of the US hardcore and punk scene (ala THE WIPERS, HÜSKER DÜ and BLACK FLAG) they thumb their noses at the guitar pyrotechnics that are expected from their contemporaries. At the same time they combine elements of garage mixing it together for a sound that is all their own. Vinyl comes with exclusive bonus track and includes a digital download card.
DUMBELL/ REBEL ASSHOLES, THE
split (2012/NO SOLUTION)
GARAGE/PUNK/ROCK. Social networking has its plus points, as the boys from DUMBELL met a fantastic bunch of French punkers in the form of the band the REBEL ASSHOLES. Both bands fell in love with each other, went on tour together, and did what most couples who are freshly in love do...made sweet music together! This slab of vinyl has 4 rare songs from each band, killer spoof artwork and an insert with pictures and lyrics.
noctiluca (2012/POST PRESENT MEDIUM)
POST/INDIE-POP. DUNES are a mysteriously ethereal and minimal trio from Los Angeles. Appropriating pop and experimental music into a familiar swirl, while retaining a fresh outlook and approach, DUNES inhabit a space of tweaking, twisting, imagining moments and emotions from the past, destined to end up as their future. These undoubtedly 11 great pop songs sink in further as you listen more and more. "noctiluca" is a well thought out record, moments can bring you to the crafty and whimsical pop of THE COCTEAU TWINS, while staying stripped down to feel as though it may be through the lens of RICHARD HELL.
Take me away (2003/STEREODRIVE)
Bereits das zweite Album der Mnsteraner Punkrocker und ich muss sagen, dieses gef„llt mir richtig gut. Die 5 Jungs bieten hier in ihren 11 Songs melodischen, eing„ngigen Hardcore/Punk, wie man ihn kennt und mag. Massig Singaglong-Passagen und abwechslungsreiche Songs mit Ohrwurmcharakter. Dazu noch eine fette Produktion und ein sch”nes Layout, die der Platte den letzten Schliff geben. Empfehlung!
distortion empire (2012/GRINDATTACK)
DOOM-METAL. DUST from Bielefeld, Germany is a aggressive doom-metal band. "distortion empire" is their 1st vinyl release, and will be by far their strongest to date. DUST can keep up with every stoner, doom or extreme metal band by creating a very unique and heavy fusion of downtuned euphoria with a massive sub-groove and a certain blues feel; probably the most aggressive doom band around. Limited vinyl version includes free CD of this entire album.
total dust (2012/POLYVINYL)
POST-ROCK. After six years of constant HOLY FUCK touring, Brian Borcherdt emerged from the tangled cables and broken drum machines with a slew of new songs. Looking to explore a different sound, Borcherdt teamed with producer Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula) and together the pair recorded in a converted garage under the name DUSTED. The resulting album, "total dust", resides in an atmosphere that is sometimes melodic, sometimes haunting, and always clouded by a fuzzy glow. With string arrangements and half-hidden guitar feedback held together by the occasional tambourine and minimal drum machine, the stripped down mood perfectly complements a collection of songs that are more than capable of standing on their own merits. Vinyl comes on 180gr. and includes a digital download card.
earth-sick mind (2010/MANKIND)
DOOM-METAL/ROCK. "earth-sick mind" is the 7 song debut full-length from California doom-rock unit DUSTED ANGEL. The album explodes with DUSTED ANGEL's patented, crushing, doom-groove crossover, as previously heard on their self-titled 7". Features Clifford Dinsmore of BL'AST and SPACEBOY on vocals.
the thorn/valium 5 (2010/CORRUPTION)
DOOM-METAL/ROCK. Featuring Clifford Dinsmore of BL'AST, SPACEBOY and GARGANTULA on vocals and Bill Torgerson of BL'AST on drums, DUSTED ANGEL present 2 tracks of heavy, driving doom and stoner-rock in the vein of HIGH ON FIRE, KYUSS and SAINT VITUS on this, their debut 7".
collected sounds (2007/DON GIOVANNI)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Compiling the "little pieces" LP and both "tall tales" 7"s, totaling 16 tracks in all, from this NYC hardcore-punk outfit. DUSTHEADS have been spending the last few years refining their dirty, mid tempo punk sound, taking cues from bands like BLACK FLAG and BORN AGAINST to create their own volatile sound.
little pieces (2008/DON GIOVANNI)
HARDCORE-PUNK. DUSTHEADS bring their 1st full-length worth of material on "little pieces". This is dark and heavy hardcore with dirty style rock with plenty of attitude. On "Little pieces" DUSTHEADS taking cues from BLACK FLAG, POISON IDEA and even ANNIHILATION TIME, drug and depression to create the feel bad record of the year.
DUSTY RHODES AND THE RIVER BAND
palace and stage (2009/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
ROCK. "palace and stage" is DUSTY RHODES AND THE RIVER BAND's sophomore album and brings in a new batch of adventures, characters, singalongs and stories. The band has successfully blended modern rock, gospel, Motown, alt-country and folk together in an intoxicating mix showcasing music that is as accessible as it is original. The group's music defies easy categorization, but boasts the freewheeling approach that draws natural comparisons to "exile on main st."-era ROLLING STONES.
blood guts and pussy (1990/SUB POP)
PUNK-ROCK. This is classic, raw, in-your-face punk with good melodies. Universally recognized as the group's high-water mark, this is a roller coaster ride of bad taste that holds nothing sacred. If you like your punk fast, rude, raucous, drug induced, and dirty this still may be too much for you. Also recommended for fans of album art depicting nude women and midgets covered in blood.
born again (2011/MVD)
PUNK-ROCK. That's right folks, THE DWARVES magnum opus is done and set to drop on LP/CD, both including a free DVD! You get punk, ear banging pop and everything in between from the long standing masters of all styles. Damaged rock celebrity cameos mix with twisted phone messages and ear splitting noise all delivered with the pomp and circumstance that only the mighty DWARVES can deliver.
fake id. (2012/MVD)
PUNK-ROCK. The almighty DWARVES return to party with this colored 10", features 5 songs, including the hit "fake id." and 2 songs available nowhere else! Limited pressing with no planned represses. Get it before it's gone.