second assault (2012/RISE ABOVE)
HEAVY-METAL/ROCK. Much anticipated 2nd album from this hotly tipped young band. Nurtured in the same fertile '70s rock-rich soil that gave us WITCHCRAFT and GRAVEYARD comes HORISONT. "second assault" hails back the point in the early to mid '70s when heavy-metal was just beginning to be defined; the time when SCORPIONS and a fledgling JUDAS PRIEST were fusing the colossal riffs of BLACK SABBATH, ZEPPLIN with the soulful virtuosity of HENDRIX and DEEP PURPLE. Utterly infectious, soulful and driving heavy-rock for fans of the golden age. This is an album that is worthy of sitting alongside the true greats of the genre. Limited gatefold vinyl edition
HORRIBLE CROWES, THE
elsie (2011/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. Most of you know Brian Fallon as the frontman for THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, an act who started out in Jersey basements and slowly built their way up to headlining New York's Music Hall. Despite the success Fallon has had with his main band he's always loved decidedly less rocking acts such as the AFGHAN WHIGS and TOM WAITS. THE HORRIBLE CROWES - his new side-project alongside longtime friend Ian Perkins - is his lounge-friendly tip of the hat to the acts who have shaped another side of his musical vision. Limited colored vinyl edition comes with gatefold-cover and includes a MP3 download card!
HORRIBLE CROWES, THE
ladykiller (2012/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. The 2nd 7" from THE HORRIBLE CROWES, Brian Fallon of THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM’s side project. Comes with the titletrack of the full-length and a cover from INXS.
notes from the night that never ended (2010/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "notes from the night that never ended" is a collection of all existing HORROR SHOW recordings. You'll get 13 tracks housed in a gatefold cover. For fans of BLACKLISTED, MODERN LIFE IS WAR.
first blood (2003/CHAINSAW SAFETY)
HARDCORE. THE HORROR make their recorded debut with their "first blood" 10" on Chainsaw Safety Records in 2003. You'll get 14 songs of raw hardcore featuring members of the long-standing U.K. hardcore band VOORHEES. THE HORROR employs a similar old Boston hardcore feel of VOORHEES only tighening things up, producing a faster and heavier sound with vocals more along the lines of VOID than NEGATIVE APPROACH.
bring it on (2005/HELLCAT)
PUNKABILLY. "bring it on" is the 2nd full-length release by rock 'n' rollers, HORRORPOPS. The album is a creepy, catchy, sexy, sordid, booze-drenched maelstrom of, needle prick guitar riffs, chest rattling bass, and ear-popping drums that is sure to grab you by the ears and twist 'em until they fall off! Their special brand of music can not be labeled as one type of music - so they chose to just call it rock! This album is truly a curiously dark musical jewel that almost anyone
PUNKABILLY. THE HORRORPOPS are a straight up rock 'n' roll band with their roots buried deep in '80s new wave, old-school punk and '50s rockabilly. If you like bands like BLONDIE, SIOUXSIE & THE BANCHEES, THE RAMONES, THE CRAMPS, THE NECROMANTIX, TIGER ARMY, REVERND HORTON HEAT, then THE HORRORPOPS new release "hell yeah" is a must-have for your record collection.
kiss kiss kill kill (2008/HELLCAT)
PUNKABILLY. HORRORPOPS' 3rd release, "kiss kiss kill kill" finds the band perfectly poised betweeen the raw punk energy of their debut, 2004's "hellyYeah" and the brash, singalong pop of 2006's "bring it on". While never dropping HORRORPOPS' trademark sexy, horror-flick flair, "kiss kiss kill kill" brings back the rawness and immediacy that has made them the premiere touring band in the scene.Vinyl with 1 additional bonus track.
drain you (2010/KILL ROCK STARS)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. HORSE FEATHERS has been on the road for the majority of 2010 following of their 3rd full-length. They closed their record release show in their hometown of Portland with a cover of NIRVANA's "drain you" so powerful that the whole town was still talking about it days later! KRS made them jump into the studio between tours to commit this phenomenon to vinyl, and the result is this 7": "drain you" on the a-side and a new original, "bonnet of briars", on the b-side. Vinyl includes a MP3 download code.
thistled spring (2010/KILL ROCK STARS)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. HORSE FEATHERS 3rd album, "thistled spring" displays a rich progression more textured and lush than the band's previous albums, it also captures the skillful interplay of the band's current lineup. This album has an undercurrent of heat that translates to a thawing of frozen hearts, and music which rushes like spring torrents, all of which points to a resurgence of life after a hard winter.
INDIE-POP. The angular, intricate, and intelligent compositions of HOSPITALITY signal a sophisticated new pop voice. Singer Amber Papini's idiosyncratic songwriting and incisive lyrics coupled with the band's rich arrangements on their self-titled debut explore youth, New York, and the bittersweet commingling of past and present in a way that feels just right, right now. "hospitality", while hearkening back to '70s/'80s pop-both ELVIS COSTELLO and KATE BUSH are influences-has an ambitious vision. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
desensitized to violence (2012/FREQUENTLY DELETED)
HARDCORE. Brockton, MA's HOSTAGE bring mean-spirited hardcore to this debut full-length, taking cues from bands like COLD AS LIFE, COLIN OF ARABIA and early BLOOD FOR BLOOD. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
please remain calm (2012/RUN FOR COVER)
POP/EMO-PUNK. Following their self-titled release, "please remain calm" combines elements of SPRINGSTEEN-esque heartland rock with the band's signature blend of pop melody, '70s punk energy and '80s new-wave panache. This is a great emo-punk album - capturing the defeat, fury, and stagnation of what it feels like to be young in the American decline. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
HOSTAGES OF AYATOLLAH
anthoalogy 1982-1989 (2009/X-MIST)
HARDCORE-PUNK. German hardcore-punk legend re-issued! Limited 1st pressing of 500 copies as DoLP plus DVD, including coupon for free MP3 download of the entire album! The anthology with 32 songs by one of the very 1st german bands, alongside with SPERMBIRDS and SKEEZICKS, playing US-influenced hardcore-punk! H.O.A. took the german scene by storm with their self-released 7" in '85. All of the tracks from this classic 7" and the songs from the split LP with MANSON YOUTH are included. Furthermore there are previously unreleased tracks taken from early demo on this item, and additionally the best tracks from "simply too much nothing" released in '88, shortly before they broke up. This is a true and timeless classic!
HOT HOT HEAT
Knock knock knock (2002/SUB POP)
A first taste of these very recently signed young Canadians. 5 songs of what the fine folks at Aquarius Records in San Francisco are calling “contorto-rock” (do yourself a favor and buy records from Aquarius, they are great, knowldgeable and friendly, plus they do a bang-up mail-order business via their website). Keyboard-driven, angst-riddled, new wave-y rock, recorded (at least in part) by Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie, this EP provides evidence of a far more developed sense of F-U-N than typically expected of the Spock set (which, by the way, is a decidedly good thing)