self/entitled (2012/FAT WRECK)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. After more than a quarter century as a band, not only is NOFX not slowing things down, but they're actually getting more aggressive. "self/entitled" is NOFX's 12th studio full-length, yet it feels as potent as any material they've ever released. Rather than drifting off into a land of forgettable and mindless rehashes of their older material like many other veteran acts, NOFX approached "self/entitled" with a reinvigorated virility. The 12 tracks fully embrace the hostile early L.A. punk sound while maintaining just the right amount of that trademark technical and melodic sound that NOFX is renowned for. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
the decline (1999/FAT WRECK)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. NOFX is pissed off and they want to tell you all about it.
the longest line (1992/FAT WRECK)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. The classic NOFX mini-album. Includes "kill all the white man" and the slow version of "the longest line". El Hefe's 1st recording, and it shows.
they've actually gotten worse live (2007/FAT WRECK)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. Part punk-rock show, part comedy hour, NO FX deliver an unforgettable performance, chock full of glaring mistakes, drunkenness, rants, and the general good time melee that their shows have become famous for! 24 songs (none of which were on the 12 live album 12 years ago), mixed with plenty of onstage commentary amount to an audio experience that makes you feel like you’re actually there. Most of the songs have new or different arrangements? Electric versions of acoustic songs, B-sides, and other rarities await you! This is not a studio record with canned applause between songs! DoLP version includes the CD as well!
wolves in wolves clothing (2006/FAT WRECK)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. After garnering major political press with the 2003 release of "the war on errorism", and their involvement with punk voter, NOFX take a seemingly less politically targeted approach with "wolves in wolves’ clothing". The album is filled with songs that will make you think, alongside songs that go good with drink! NOFX forge new territory on the punk-rock landscape with offerings like the dub/post-punk and beatles-inspired “the marxist brothers”, and the new wave-inspired “getting high on the down low”. With the release of their 11th studio full-length, it’s clear that NOFX are not just a mainstay, but a frontrunner in the world of independent music.
xmas has been x'ed/new year's revolution (2013/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. In the holiday spirit, everyone's favorite punk-rock pranksters decided to take aim at 2 of their most beloved celebrations with their new 7". Because NOFX didn't want to play favorites between berating x-mas and new year's, they made the 7" a double a-side, giving both title tracks a shared billing and their own full artwork. "xmas has been x'ed" appeared on NOFX's most recent album, "self entitled", while "new year's revolution" was recorded specifically for this 7". The band also threw in a little bonus by adding a recently rerecorded and refreshed version of the rarity "wore out the soles of my party boots". All 3 tracks show the whip-smart sense of humor NOFX is known for and are paired with their signature speedy melodic instrumentation.
rising tide (2013/GMM)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. After a slew of 7"s, Seattle's NOI!SE present their 1st full-length that draws upon oi, street-punk and melodic-rock. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
NOISE BY NUMBERS
over leavitt (2012/JUMP START)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. The sophomore release from this Chicago four-piece, "over leavitt" is 11 tracks of '90s-influenced punk-rock that has drawn comparisons to bands like HÜSKER DÜ, SUGAR, THE REPLACEMENTS, and BIG DRILL CAR. Filled to the brim with melodic hooks, catchy singalongs and a huge rock sound, "over leavitt" is a record that wouldn't be out of place in a dirty basement somewhere in Chicago. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
pyroclastic annhiallation (2008/REGURGITATED SEMEN)
GRINDCORE. Finally receiving the recording and production they deserve, NOISEAR (featureing current members of PHOBIA, KILL THE CLIENT, CEPHALIC CARNAGE) offers up their 3rd full-length of blindingly fast grindcore entitled "pyroclastic annhiallation". NOISEAR belting out 14 tracks along with a cover of HAIL OF RAGE's "Priorities", this is one of 2008's best grind releases! Full color cover art by Jon Santos (CATHETER, HIGH ON FIRE...) to boot! CD contains 6 bonus tracks.
subvert the dominant paradigm (2011/RELAPSE)
GRINDCORE. NOISEAR's Relapse debut rips through 30 tracks of totally unique, forward-thinking grindcore, shifting rapidly from stop-start rhythmic squalls to mid-paced skronk where volume swells and subsides, all within a warp-speed grindcore archetype propelled by the rapid fire blastings of drummer Bryan Fajardo who also lends his talents to KILL THE CLIENT and PHOBIA.
turbulent resurgence (2012/DEEP SIX)
GRINDCORE. NOISEAR’s long-awaited "tubulent resurgence" offers 20 tracks of totally unique, forward-thinking grindcore. Tracks shift rapidly from stop-start rhythmic squeals, to mid-paced skronk where volume swells and subsides, all within a warp-speed grindcore archetype propelled by the rapid-fire blastings of drummer Bryan Fajardo (KILL THE CLIENT/PHOBIA). One of the most forward-thinking grind acts in extreme metal today are returning with another album of spontaneous, off-the-wall, grindcore pandemonium! Similar bands or musical genres: DISCORDANCE AXIS, PHOBIA, MURDER CONSTRUCT, and KILL THE CLIENT.
NOISEAR / DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
split (2012/POWER IT UP)
GRINDCORE. The split 7" contains 14 grind eruptions (8 tracks from DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION and 6 attacks from NOISEAR). DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION is violent and destructive, the drummer hammering like an insane speed in an infernal, the guitars cut your brain-damaged and the shouting of fronters make the mix complete. Harder, better, faster, stronger NOISEAR - this is the apocalyptic nuclear explosion as the result of a massive global war that the first nineteen songs represented. Standout tracks which all bring some unique grind and extreme metal elements to the table. Awesome material - noisy, unhealthy and destructive!
NOISEAR / IDOLS PLAGUE
split (2013/JERK OFF/RATGIRL)
GRINDCORE. Desert baked grindcore from Albuquerque New Mexico. Recorded as a 3 piece while on tour back in 2007. This session features 3 original NOISEAR slabs plus a cover of GRIDE's "argument". IDOLS PLAGUE is a bloody confetti spewed from the corpses of pregnant nuns, blast beats, thrash, bong loads, and beers.
NOMADS / TREACHEROUSKIN
violent fucking world (split) (2013/MELOTOV)
HARDCORE. Searing crust-punk thrashers NOMADS melt the wax with head-banging hardcore crossovers TREACHEROUSKIN on "violent fucking world" with both bands featuring hardcore veterans from MINORITY UNIT, SLEEPWALKERS and SPITTING TEETHG. Both bands offer up their own interpretation of aggressive, violent hardcore and with innate meticulousness, carefully manipulate it into a blunt force instrument. For fans of NAILS, DEAD IN THE DIRT and ENTOMBED. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Nomadic dementia.. (2007/MUNSTER)
GARAGE-PUNK. The best of the first 25 years Swedish import with 20 songs. THE NOMADS can rock as hard as any act around but there's no shortage of melody in the songs - which sets them apart from some of their latter day contemporaries. There's a simple economy of playing and high quotient of killer hooks that does it for you every time THE NOMADS are proof of this sort of rock`s ability to move and cleanse. Fans of THE HELLACOPTERS, THE CYNICS etc, this sort of mix will get where THE NOMADS have been coming from and will continue to come from for another 25 years as they are that kind of band. Call it garage or call it whatever - THE NOMADS` favorite names to bring up and drop as sources of inspiration when they started always MC 5, THE STOOGES, THE CRAMPS, DEAD MOON, GUN CLUB, JOHNNY THUNDERS, THE SAINTS... and today you would have to add names like SONIC YOUTH, THE NEW BOMB TURKS, JON SPENCER, MUDHONEY and a whole bunch of others - the list would be too long. Real, pure rock'n'roll done as only THE NOMADS have done.