HOT WATER MUSIC
the new what next (2008/NO IDEA/EPITAPH)
EMO-PUNK. When it comes to forceful, fluid and intricate punk-inspired sounds, few - if any - roar with the kind of expression and precision found on "the new what next".
HOT WATER MUSIC
till the whels fall of (2008/NO IDEA)
EMO-PUNK. "till the wheels fall off" is a collection of rare songs, b-sides, compilation tracks, outtakes, covers and split releases. Included are songs from the out-of-print "moonpies for misfits" 7", their splits with ALKALINE TRIO and LEATHERFACE, and 5 songs recorded over the span of their 3 albums on Epitaph. The selection of bands they cover is pretty insane too: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, LEATHERFACE, ALKALINE TRIO, GOVERNMENT ISSUE, MIDNIGHT OIL, CIRCLE JERKS, THE CLASH and TURBONEGRO. The DoLP will be on multiple kinds of colored vinyl!
HOT WATER MUSIC / LEATHERFACE
PUNK-ROCK. The 1st in the BYO Records split series, 6 songs from England's LEATHERFACE, backed up by 5 songs of Florida's HOT WATER MUSIC.
HOUNDS & HARLOTS
the good fight (2012/BLACK HOLE)
PUNK-ROCK. From the fog lined streets of San Francisco, they set out to form a new faction. While the reverberation of a punk revival echoes in their songs, declarations embracing themes of justice, freedom, unity and new beginnings fills their lyrics. HOUNDS & HARLOTS calls out to all persons with the same passion for music and life; to join them in their search for the ultimate good time! For fans of bands like BOUNCING SOULS, RANCID, GENERATORS... with a bit of early SOCIAL DISTORTION thrown in for good measure.
HOUR OF THE WOLF
decompositions vol.I (2010/THINK FAST)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "decompositions vol.I" may very well be the closest thing to a full-length album that we ever see from THE WOLF - that is, until vol.II drops in 2011. Five years in the making, "decompositions vol.I" neatly packages half of the bands' recorded tracks to date and marks the 1st time that any of these songs are being released on vinyl. Included is the brand new track "domestic wild", the entire "power of the wolf" MCD and various covers for good measure. Colored LP includes a digital download card.
HOUR OF THE WOLF
decompositions vol.II (2012/THINK FAST)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "decompositions vol.II" neatly packages half of HOUR OF THE WOLF's recorded material to date and marks the 1st time many of these tracks have ever been released on vinyl - including 2007's "waste makes waste", various unreleased covers and the out-of-print split with LEWD ACTS. A must for any vinyl nerd or HOUR OF THE WOLF collector. "decompositions vol.II" comes with a bonus CD of the band's 2009 "obsolete". For fans of BLACK FLAG, early AFI. LP includes a digital download card.
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. HOWL returns to the scene with "bloodlines", the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut full-length, "full of hell". "bloodlines" finds HOWL having grown into a fully developed metal beast. HOWL have settled into their groove as masters of the riff. This is a pummeling, aggressive, muscle-y record that will leave you humming its hooks after it kicks out your teeth. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
full of hell (2010/RELAPSE)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. Rhode Island’s HOWL ushers in a new age of iron and steel with their Relapse debut "full of hell". Wave after wave of the quartet’s devastating riffs pound hard. "full of hell" rocks hard and heavy, and is as unrelenting as the title implies. Recommended if you like: MASTODON, BOLT THOWER, BARONESS, CROWBAR, KYLESA, DOWN, TORCHE, COALESCE. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
HOWLING WIND, THE
a tyrannical deposit (2009/INIT)
BLACK-METAL. The new release from THE HOWLING WIND (featuring Killusion from UNEARTHLY TRANCE), following their amazing debut CD on Profound Lore Records. One brand new exclusive song on the a-side, and a DARKTHRONE cover on the b-side. Pressed on picture-disc vinyl, limited to only 500 copies worldwide. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
HTRK (formed 2003) are a mysterious three-piece from Melbourne who reside in Berlin and London. Inspired by the sounds and images of David Lynch, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and electronic artist Pita, HTRK effortlessly create music of sublime tension and beauty. Heavily processed and bathed in reverb, 'Nostalgia' is a collection of 7 live recordings from 2004. It was after 'Nostalgia' that Rowland S. Howard became interested in HTRK, eventually going on to produce their forthcoming debut album 'Marry Me Tonight', which will be released later this year. Nostalgia was recorded with two microphones and an old tape deck, prior to their first tour of Sydney in 2004. Says Nigel, "We ran through our set and the performance was uncanny... we called it Nostalgia because of our hatred of bands and fans who suck the past dry, as well as our own guilty nostalgia for the nihilistic energies rampant in the 80s underground, and the strange role that the Tarkovsky film Nostalghia played in the earliest days of the band's creation up in the Macedon hills. It is in many ways our definitive introductory statement."
base desire (2011/CRICKET CEMETERY)
HARDCORE. Laying down a litany of anger against an unjust world, HUBRIS comes thrashing up from the lost landscapes of Washington, D.C. to herald a terrifying battle cry for the pound of flesh owed to the dispossesed. Blown out and brutal beyond description, this solemn mob hurls the razorwire along the spine of such other angry merchants as HIS HERO IS GONE, FROM ASHES RISE and TRAGEDY. "base desire", brings 4 HUBRIS howls that will punch you in the gut, and demand to know why you ever gave up the fight. Members of BITTER AMERICAN, NATURAL LAW, DEATHRATS and LOTUS FUCKER.
HUE BLANC'S JOYLESS ONES
fait accompli (2006/P. TRASH)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Russ and Dean of UNDERDOG fame present their band HUGE, with a more rock 'n' roll approach to hardcore-punk and influence provided by the beaches of New Jersey. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
INDIE/POST-ROCK. "comfort" was written and recorded in the fall of 2010 between a series of long breaks due to careers and touring. The MLP will appeal to any fan of indie music in need of the warmth only provided by a great song. For fans of DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, MINUS THE BEAR. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
anger problems (2009/DESENSITIZED)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Bakersfield's HUMAN MESS is back with another 5 tracks of crazed and destructive hardcore on this follow up to their new full-length on No Way Records. Even more raw and louder than ever, this one is sure to please fans of demo-era POISON IDEA.