sexual harassment (2012/VOLCOM)
PUNK/ROCK. Originally formed in Oslo, Norway in 1989, TURBONEGRO returns in 2012 with their 9th album "sexual harassment". Not only one of Scandinavia’s leading mainstream rock bands, but TURBONEGRO is recognized as international punk-rock legend. Based on a musical blend of hardcore, metal and classic rock, TURBONEGRO is approachable on many levels - as a masterclass in nonconformist punk-rock attitude; a veritable orgy of twisted humour; an exploration of dark, self-destructive philosophy; as formularized performance ala ACDC, Ramones, Slayer; as ritualized sexual deviancy; and, of course, as ass-shakin' rock & roll, second to none.
island manöver (2010/18NULL9)
EMO/INDIE-PUNK. TURBOSTAAT sind ein Phänomen: auf den Konzerten der Flensburger wippen Altpunks einträchtig mit Indiekids im Takt. Doch die Einträchtigkeit rührt nicht von langweiliger Konsensmusik her, vielmehr setzt das Quintett auf eine prägnante Mischung aus Deutschpunk, Alternative und kratzigem Gesang. TURBOSTAAT treffen den Nerv der Zeit, mit Musik voll roher Energie und Kraft, die dennoch die Hirnzellen beansprucht. Bei all dem intellektuellen Anspruch vergessen TURBOSTAAT jedoch nie, was den Leuten am meisten Spaß macht: anständig rocken. So tummeln sich auch auf dem vierten Album jede Menge Hits, und künftig werden gewiss noch viel mehr Leute bei den Konzerten aufschlagen, die lauthals "husum, verdammt!" mitgrölen.
vormann leiss (2007/18NULL9)
EMO/INDIE-ROCK. "vormann leiss" is the 3rd album released on TURBOSTAAT's own label. Another and deeper look into the depths of this society with good, intelligent and soulful german lyrics and wonderful guitarwork. Vinyl comes with a nice booklet!
what is the meaning of what (2012/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)
POST-ROCK. "what is the meaning of what" is the 3rd album from New York's psych-dance-post-rock stalwarts, TURING MACHINE. The extended hiatus was largely due to its members other projects, most notably drummer Jerry Fuchs' relentless rotation in virtually every live band, including but not limited to LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, MASERATI, HOLY GHOST, MASSIVE ATTACK and others. Shortly after TURING MACHINE began to work on this album, Fuchs tragically passed away. In his absence the other members completing the album, with a little help from a plethora of friends, including DISAPPEARS vocalist Brian Case. "what is the meaning of what" boasts an increased focus on the dance floor while maintaining the adrenalin-fueled psychedelic post-punk fetishism that is the heart of TURING MACHINE. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
to the open sea (2010/UNITED BLOOD)
HARDCORE. After their split 7" with MORE THAN EVER, TURN AWAY from Germany's Stuttgart area delivers intense and catchy old-school hardcore tracks combined with amazing punk-rock tunes. You'll get 6 tracks complete with singalongs and intense melodies. Colored vinyl in stock.
TURN THE TIDE
What's behind these eyes (2007/COMMITMENT)
SXE-HARDCORE. TURN THE TIDE started out as a project when people involved in several other finish hardcore bands, decided it was time for a straight-edge band playing traditional hardcore in Finland again, as such a band had been lacking since the breakup of ON A SOLID ROCK. Although TURN THE TIDE take the inspiration for their sound clearly from the classic youth-crew bands, their sound also contains elements of melodic hardcore, with raw production adding an extra sting. Shouted by a voice that sometimes brings Ian MacKaye to mind, the lyrics on their debut 7" are reflections of everyday life and relations with other people: greed, love, self-confidence and personal choices and growth.
magnolia (2013/RUN FOR COVER)
POP-PUNK. Their debut full-length fulfills the promise set forth in their prior releases - contemplative, brooding pop-punk songs written with a somber, yet undeniable catchiness. "magnolia" will soon take its place as a timeless and enduring record with a depth and breadth rarely seen in today's punk scene. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
TURNOVER / CITIZEN
split (2012/RUN FOR COVER)
POP-PUNK/POST-HARDCORE. Michigan's CITIZEN and Virginia Beach's TURNOVER each follow up acclaimed debuts by contributing 2 new songs apiece to this impressive split 7". CITIZEN opens with crunchy post-hardcore-emo songs. The band effortlessly blurs lines from crashing FOO FIGHTERS-esque drums and loud guitars to quiet, emotive twinkling breaks akin to peers BASEMENT and TITLE FIGHT but with their own personality. TURNOVER opens with rumbling jumpy toms and a sad, shimmering guitar line before soaring vocals dart in, tugging at the heartstrings and begging for a singalong. Simple, relatable lyrics coupled with infectious vocal melodies make TURNOVER one of the catchiest bands making punk music. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
step 2 rhythm (2013/REAPER)
HARDCORE. Collectively from the Baltimore,D.C.,Columbus areas, these 5 long-time friends formed TURNSTILE in 2010 as an outlet to play their shared love of energetic hardcore. On their latest effort, "step 2 rhythm", life experiences continue to take a front seat in vocalist Brendan's lyrics and musical approach. "step 2 rhythm" contains 7 heavy tracks that pick up right where "pressure to succeed" left off. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
the resisting dreamer (2008/TORTUGA)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. Chicago's TUSK are comprised of most of the members of PELICAN, YOUNG WIDOWS and KAYO DOT. This is a 4 song feeding frenzy of eerie power dirges, echo-chamber intrigue, and soaring space rock finesse. Like JESUS LIZARD kicking it with THROBBING GRISTLE and BAUHAUS. TUSK blend grind, atmospheric metal, black-metal, and a myriad of other styles into one great release. Now available on colored vinyl.
PUNK-ROCK. Hamilton's TV FREAKS are busting at the seams with energy and spit. The sleeve speaks volumes about the music inside and that music is loud and scathing. The vocals are just as distorted as the guitar. There is a smug cynicism that sits on top of every song. An angry din of frustrated chord pounding, shouting and the drumming like they're trying to stab through cymbals and skins. TV FREAKS do a great job of taking some classic and modern influences to come up with their own unique and fresh sound. This is pure punk that looks better in blood on a guitar than spray painted on a leather jacket.
PUNK-ROCK. Former members of ROCKET REDUCERS and BURNING LOVE combine forces to lay down blown out garage infected punk to the TV FREAKS vinyl debut. Mixing elements of KBD and the catchiness of early Hamilton Punk bands like TEENAGE HEAD and THE FORGOTTEN REBELS, TV FREAKS explode with a party mix of melody, aggression and nudity that will stick with you. Proving they can bring the fun anywhere, this LP was recorded on analog equipment in a wicked old barn!
i'm stupid (2012/FEEBLE MINDS)
HARDCORE. The East-Coast's most recent usurpers of unruly hardcore have emerged from the wooded depths of Amherst, Massachusetts. Combining the fundamentals of straight forward US hardcore with the snotty melody of early '80s West-Coast punk-rock, TWERPS offer you 4 tracks of rough and rowdy mid-paced hardcore with just enough gruff harmony to keep things interesting. More music for glue sniffers and general misfit fuckups.
dynamite steps (2011/SUB POP)
INDIE-ROCK. "dynamite steps", the 5th album from Greg Dulli's TWILIGHT SINGERS collective, and the group's 1st in 5 years. "dynamite steps" is clearly the next chapter, a whole new level of catharsis and progress, evocatively cramming all the highs and lows of the maverick singer-songwriter's past half-decade into unexpected sonic trapdoors. The album's 43min. prove an unflinching odyssey through the dark side, but one that’s ultimately redemptive in its scope and power.