when the smoke clears (2011/BRIDGE NINE)
SXE-HARDCORE. Atlanta's straight-edge hardcore stalwart, FOUNDATION, has delivered one of the best and heaviest records of the year with their Bridge Nine debut, "when the smoke clears". Carrying the torch from alumni bands CHAMPION and HAVE HEART. FOUNDATION's debut full-length album is a must-have for any fan of pure, unadulterated hardcore, both past and present. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
FOUR YEAR STRONG
enemy of the world (2010/UNIVERSAL)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. With influences like LIFETIME, SAVES THE DAY, GORILLA BISCUITS and NEW FOUND GLORY, FOUR YEAR STRONG has become one of the premier bands mixing pop-punk with hardcore. Vinyl version includes a MP3 download card.
FOUR YEAR STRONG
in some way shape or form (2011/UNIVERSAL)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Worcester outfit FOUR YEAR STRONG continue to move up in the world, releasing 2011's "in some way shape or form" fresh off a big tour with Bad Religion and Rise Against. Their brand of music mixes melodic hardcore and pop-punk with trudging breakdowns similar to A DAY TO REMEMBER but covered in beards.
the golden age (2013/ESCAPIST)
HARDCORE. Founded in 2010, the members of FOXFIRES have cut their teeth in a variety of bands over the years, including time with MOUNTAIN NMAN, FOUR YEAR STRONG and LAST LIGHTS. FOXFIRES creatively piece together a unique, passionate and inspiring listening experience; drawing influence from defining artists like THE SUICIDE FILE. REACH THE SKY and MODERN LIFE IS WAR. Vinyl includes a digital download card plus 2 additional tracks.
small victories (2013/13TH FLOOR)
POST-HARDCORE. FRAMEWORKS play a melodic, yet chaotic, style of hardcore that leans into the heavier realm, putting their own spin on the emotional movement of bands like TOUCHE AMORE and PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH.
FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS
the white bull weeps from valhalla (2012/VIDEO DISEASE)
PUNK/NOISE-ROCK. The final LP from Arizona drug lords FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS. It starts off with the catchiest riff the band has ever written as the song slowly descends into the madness of Francis Harold's mind. The song then degenerates into a stripped down version of it's former self where it then incorporates noise pedals, piano, and trumpet dragging the listener into the final phase of the record. FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS decided to destroy the equipment while they were recording, so if you listen closely you can hear Francis smashing his amps and pedals into oblivion. The band then disintegrated after this recording session and will not be heard from again. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies and comes with a screeen-printed b-side.
christmass (2012/VINYL LOVERS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. Collection of live acoustic performances from Frank Black's (a.k.a. BLACK FRANCIS, ex-frontman of the PIXIES) 2006 US solo tour. Featuring renditions of PIXIES favorites like "where is my mind?" and "wave of mutilation" and many gems from over the course of Black's solo career. Also includes a 4 track 7" with an ELVIS PRESLEY cover.
england keep my bones (2011/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. FRANK TURNER has established himself as one of the premier UK singer/songwriters. "england keep my bones" is a record of heartfelt anthems in the same vein as AGAINST ME, BILLY BRAGG, and THE HOLD STEADY. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
love ire & song (2011/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. FRANK TURNER is an English folk singer/songwriter and former vocalist of legendary UK punk band MILLION DEAD. Like an earlier folksinger with roots in the punk movement, BILLY BRAGG, TURNER spits out songs that are at once effortless and heartfelt, filled with venom, self-doubt and love for the everyday people he meets in the street. This album was released in the UK in 2008 to glowing reviews and year-end best of lists and is now available stateside. His infectious melodies will worm their way into the hearts and minds of America. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
poetry of the deed (2011/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. "poetry of the deed" is the 2009 full-length from English folk singer FRANK TURNER, who previously did time in MILLION DEAD and brings the same kind of punk background t his acoustic songs as BILLY BRAG. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
rock & roll (2011/EPITAPH)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. "rock & roll" features 5 studio recordings, including his UK hit "i still believe". An offering to hungry fans between last year's "poetry of the deed" and a new full-length coming 2011, "rock & roll" will remind worldwide fans what the UK already knows full well - that FRANK TURNER is a singer-songwriter to be reckoned with. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
tape deck heart (2013/INTERSCOPE)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. FRANK TURNER has already established himself as one of the premier solo artists in the UK and with "tape deck hearts", his American major label debut, is set to launch his career stateside. His brand of heartfelt, punk-influenced acoustic-rock should appeal to fans of BILLY BRAGG, CHUCK RAGAN and BON IVER or AGAINST ME.
FRANK TURNER / TIM BARRY
split (2009/SUBURBAN HOME)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. Suburban Home Records in conjunction with Epitaph Records is excited to announce the split 7" between Richmond's TIM BARRY and London's FRANK TURNER. Both Tim and Frank have new albums coming out this fall and this split 7" will serve as 7" from both artists. TIM BARRY contributes "thing of the past" and FRANK TURNER contributes an acoustic version of "try this at home". Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. Vancouver's FRATRICIDE were one of the original hardcore bands, playing a volatile mix of high-speed hardcore and crunching thrashmetal inspired by the likes of POISON IDEA, ACCÜSED, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT and D.R.I.. They entered the studio in 1987 to record a split LP with Dutch thrashers NEUROOT, slated for release by Pushead's highly-esteemed Pusmort label, a record which reached test-pressing stage but was never released. More than 20 years later the recordings will finally presents the legitimate release of FRATICIDE's rare tracks. Limited pressing of just 900 items.
FREAK ACCIDENT, THE
Tissue sample (2007/NERVE CENTER)
POST-PUNK. Following the most recent disbanding of VICTIMS FAMILY, Ralph put together a record with an eclectic bunch of Bay-Area musicians which became the basis for THE FREAK ACCIDENT, a stylistic rollercoaster ride through punk, pop, latin surf, blues, piano ballads and more. The sophomore effort "Tissue sample" is a tight sinewy set of 11 new brash, satirical rock songs that take on heavyweight topics such as, the teaching of evolution, suicide, cross-dressing, hero worship, consumerism, human cloning, unrequited love, religious fanaticism and the relative merits of various poisonous substances. Musically the band is tight as a drum with giant grooves, a crushing bass tone and moments ranging from raging punk to shimmering beauty to garagey blues.