A poet's life (2007/HELLCAT)
SKA/PUNK. "A poet's life" began as a “thank you” from TIM ARMSTRONG to RANCID fans, bringing his 1st solo release to the wide world, backed by some of the strongest radio support. With a killer old-school two-tone groove, helped along by Hellcat labelmates THE AGGROLITES, "A poet’s life" is loose, punky, infectious, and shamelessly danceable. First single “Into Action” features a mod dance groove, a horn chart Motown would be proud of, and the alluring co-vocals of Skye Sweetnam. Comes with a bonus DVD featuring videos of every song along with ARMSTRONG's typical fan-friendly pricing, "A poet’s life" is far from being a holdover between RANCID releases. This one is taking on a life of its own!
40 miler (2012/CHUNKSAAH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. Throughout "40 miler", the rough-hewn characters populating BARRY's lyrics refuse to surrender even in the face of long odds. "40 miler" also finds TIM BARRY taking his spare folk-country sound in a different direction. This time around, BARRY opts for more raucous, rocking approach on several tracks, adding more electric guitar, organ, piano, and harmonica, as well as the gorgeous voice of Richmond songstress Julie Karr to the mix. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
laurel st. demo 2005 & live at munford elementary (2013/SUBURBAN HOME)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. This is a re-issue of TIM BARRY's 1st solo career recordings. It also includes the live recording of TIM singing with the children of the Munford Elementary School in Richmond. This includes two WOODY GUTHRIE songs and is quite in the style and feel of GUTHRIE's recordings for children. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
SINGER/SONGWRITER. For those of you not familiar with TIM BARRY, you may have heard of the band he has spent over 20 years playing with, AVAIL. Tim has gone through more this past year than most people have in a lifetime. "manchester" features 12 songs and features many of the same players who have played on his past releases (most notably Josh Small and Caitlin Barry). Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
dropped pianos (2011/KRANKY)
AMBIENT/POST-ROCK. This new and welcomely out of the blue TIM HECKER release is composed of sketch pieces recorded in 2010 in preparation for what would become the outstanding "ravedeath, 1972" album. All of the compositions are piano driven and minimal in nature. This is not a new TIM HECKER album, but rather a peek behind the curtains into the working process. That these pieces stand on their own as compelling soundworks is a testament to the fact that Tim Hecker is at the absolute top of his game at the moment, and has been for years.
ravedeath, 1972 (2011/KRANKY)
AMBIENT/POST-ROCK. Canadian ambient artist TIM HECKER has a new album called "ravedeath, 1972". Hecker has been churning out fuzzy, collage-based drones since 2001. To date he's put out 7 albums on labels like Kranky, Alien8 and Mille Plateux, most of which have met with considerable critical acclaim. The album is the epitome of TIM HECKER's style, a choir of synth bombards you from start to finish with sensualising symmetry. The arc of the album is like a deep secret being buried. Sweet sounding pulses with dark undertones, the architecture of this music is actually pretty simple but implies a complex truth.
TIM VERSION, THE
Decline of the southern gentleman (2008/NO IDEA)
PUNK-ROCK. Tampa, Florida's THE TIM VERSION keep with the rich tradition of melodic-punk from No Idea records, playing 12 tracks of infectiously energetic rock 'n' roll music that takes its cues from bands like HOT WATER MUSIC, LEATHERFACE, LUCERO and DILLINGER FOUR. Though at first listen it’s a simple punk album, there are a handful of subtleties that prove "Decline of the southern gentleman" a solid release through and through. Underlying REPLACEMENTS-influenced guitar riffs and growly backup vocals fill the album until it nearly bursts with energy. This release marks a giant step forward for THE TIM VERSION, who have been playing together for nearly 10 years and have at least 8 releases under their belts.
Darker days (2008/HELLCAT)
PUNK-ROCK. Since the release of their Hellcat Records debut "The stories are true", Los Angeles' TIME AGAIN have been steadily on the road. It was on these tours that the band crafted "Darker days", another 14 adrenaline-fueled street-punk anthems that borrow sounds from bands like RANCID, THE UNSEEN, OPERATION IVY and THE CLASH.
The stories are true (2006/HELLCAT)
PUNK-ROCK. An album with a title fitting of it's content: Truly inspired songs, with lyrics inspired by true events. From nights spent in jail, to days spent living on the street. "The stories are true" is an album that grabs you and won't let go. TIME AGAIN rips through through 13 exciting and thought provoking tracks pushing the limits of punk today. While the album also plants a flag firmly in the territory of '80s punk, TIME AGAIN's versatility still manages to shine through. Turning their instantly catchy melodies, and their heart racing instrumentation into an infectious and classic debut.
can't change the past (2000/INDECISION)
SXE-HARDCORE. Fast-paced, GORILLA BISCUITS-influenced hardcore with a healthy dose of melody in their sound, seemingly separating them from the rest of the late '80s hardcore revivalists. The 2nd full-length offering from this Virginia band featuring a member of fellow Indecision labelmates, COUNT ME OUT. High fives, stagedives, and singalongs....what else is there?
on our way (1999/INDECISION)
SXE-HARDCORE. Virginia hardcore at it's finest. TIME FLIES deliever on their debut full-length 13 songs of singalong, straight-edge, stagediving fun in the vein of GORILLA BISCUITS.
TIME FOR CHANGE
bye bye blackbird (2010/GLORY KID)
SXE-HARDCORE. This posthumous 7" release from Southern California's own TIME FOR CHANGE sends the band off into the sunset with 4 tracks of fast, yet heavy, '90s-inspired hardcore in the vein of TRIAL; STRIFE, CHOKEOLD and UNDERTOW.
TIME FOR CHANGE
memoirs (2008/NEW AGE)
SXE-HARDCORE. Influenced by bands from the mid '90s hardcore sound such as TRIAL, UNBROKEN, and STRIFE, TIME FOR CHANGE produces heartfelt and outspoken lyrics coupled with fast melodic riffs that rise, dive and inevitably crash down into catastrophic breakdowns leaving listeners overwhelmed and wanting more. Featuring members of ONE CHOICE and XIBALA.
TIME FOR LIVING
the cheat is not dead (2003/RIVALRY)
HARDCORE. Taking the best parts of traditional hard nosed New York hardcore and throwing in a poppier edge here and there, San Francisco's TIME FOR LIVING temper raw aggression with melodic sensibilities. 10 songs total, including re-recorded versions of the songs from their 2002 demo.
TIME IN MALTA
A second engine (2002/EQUAL VISION)
San Francisco's Time In Malta have crafted the perfect blend of aggression and melody on their debut full length release, A Second Engine. This sonic masterpiece was engineered and produced at the prestigious Toast Studios in San Francisco, which has hosted recordings by Pearl Jam, REM and No Doubt. The band has blended the key elements of hardcore, metal, punk and indie rock into the revolutionary sound showcased on the twelve tracks contained within A Second Engine. This release is destined to be the soundtrack of the summer for the independent music scene.