UNTIL YOUR HEART STOPS
HARDCORE. In 2007, UNTIL YOUR HEART STOPS formed in San Francisco to play hardcore music that wasn't specific to one style, but pulled from influences as diverse as AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, CONVERGE and REFUSED. Now they deliver these 9 tracks of innovative and generally honest hardcore. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
a flame with nothing to feed on (2012/COBRA)
HARDCORE. The latest release (and 1st full-length) from Switzerland's UNVEIL. UNVEIL is heavily influenced by the '90s new-school hardcore sound, especially staples like UNBROKEN, 108 and DISEMBODIED in addition to following in the tradition of bands with a strong message.
the painter (2009/ART OF THE UNDERGROUND)
PUNK-ROCK. Dirty punk-rock with great melodies. Very reminiscent of THE REPLACEMENTS, SEBADOH, and DINOSAUR JR.. Soaring guitar leads and pounding drums. This is a great follow up to their split 7" with Annie from THIS IS MY FIST.
live leaves (2012/D.I.Y.)
POST-HARDCORE. Considering Unwound broke up in 2002, there's been a noticeable drought in new material from the Olympia post-hardcore outfit over the last decade. The set was recorded throughout UNWOUND's final US tour in 2001. The material captured within is said to present the band at an interesting point in their career - UNWOUND were touring behind their final experimental and exploratory release, "leaves turn inside", and had added original drummer to their live show to play keyboards, and a second guitarist.
Old school revenge (2007/COMMITMENT)
SXE-HARDCORE. Debut 7" of UP RIGHTS, a straight-edge band from Toulouse, France. UP RIGHTS is mainly inspired by the late 1990s wave of european straight-edge bands. They play a fine mix of fast, energetic and melodic old-school hardcore and couple it with a message of typical drug-free pride and positivity, while taking a stand against the evils of today's hardcore scene, like violent attitudes, fashion slavery and MySpace addicts.
UP THE FURY
modern culture (2007/BLACKTOP)
HARDCORE. They are back on track, with new energy, trust and faith. UP THE FURY from Long Island, NY finally get this long awaited 4 tracks on the streets. UP THE FURY features former members of THIS IS HELL and THE BACKUP PLAN. Fast, emotional and sincere hardcore for fans of MODERN LIFE IS WAR, the above mentioned bands and all old-school and modern-hardcore fans!
HARDCORE. The 1st vinyl offering Toronto’s URBAN BLIGHT. They blend big breakdown hardcore with fast pissed off hardcore. Simple and effective. You'll get 3 tracks of stomp and mosh.
recycled (2010/REBEL SOUND)
HARDCORE. In 1982, URBAN WASTE unknowingly released one of the most influential hardcore 7"s of all time. Almost as quickly as they were part of the early foundation of NYHC, the band came to an abrupt halt leaving behind a legendary legacy that kept bootleggers in business for nearly 3 decades. In the late 00's, the original line-up set out to do what they couldn't do back in the '80s and that is finish what they started! URBAN WASTE had no intention of releasing an LP of new material and until they played a couple of shows they hadn't even given it a second thought. Some of the songs are from the old days that were never properly recorded (if ever) and many of the new compositions fit right in. This is URBAN WASTE 1982 in 2010 and it's pretty damn awesome!
s/t (2011/MAD AT THE WORLD)
HARDCORE. A re-issue of the classic 7" by one of the most sought after and enigmatic bands from the earliest days of New York hardcore. Despite the obscurity of the original release, URBAN WASTE was made famous through their signature style of blown-out, over the top hardcore replete with trademark menacing buzzsaw guitars and piercing vocals. This is an official release. Now available again on vinyl. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
rock & roll submarine (2011/URGE OVERKILL)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. URGE OVERKILL returns with their 1st release in 16 years - all aboard the "rock & roll submarine". Almost 2 decades since their Pulp Fiction hit cover of "girl, you'll be a woman soon", founding members Nash Kato and Eddie Roeser have reformed the band. Joined by former GAZA STRIPPERS guitarist Hadji Hodgkiss and Cherry Valence's BONN QUAST on drums. With the energy of past albums' fusion of arena-rock and punk coupled with the evolution of Kato and Roeser's songwriting over the years, "rock & roll submarine" is set to deliver its cargo of a new breed of URGE OVERKILL rock torpedos to fans hungry for new material.
USA IS A MONSTER
r.i.p. (2011/NORTHERN SPY)
NOISE-ROCK. "r.i.p.", the last album from USA IS A MONSTER, forces us to face mortality as we bid farewell to the darkly jolly duo. "r.i.p." is by far USA IS A MONSTER’s most accessible release - a swan song of a group at the top of its form, flowing with ease through psychedelia, stoner rock, prog, and even political disintegration. Featuring the far out jams and odd time signatures that have blanketed the band’s previous output. Somehow the band’s strange tendencies have morphed over time into an equally bizarre cohesion. The album brims with anthems of schizophrenic delight and voices shooting off in various directions, each telling a childish story, while bombastic percussion and psychedelic prog swirl. "ri.i.p." stands as a strong testament to the will of USA IS A MONSTER.
EMO/POST-HARDCORE. THE USED, a rock band reigning from Utah, formed in 2001. Since its inception, the band has released 4 previous albums. With over 3million albums sold worldwide, THE USED continues to create music that they stand behind 100%. All in all, "vulnerable" is a solid, diverse and very enjoyable album that brings experimentation and reminiscences from older stuff. Fans of the band should enjoy this, but people who never liked it definitely won’t change their mind. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
post ending/pre completion (2012/IRON LUNG)
NOISE/POST-PUNK. The trip just got real heavy. Effects-soaked noise rock of the highest order from the country down-under, squealing and smashing it's way into our hearts. This magma flows hot and loud with the help of Alex Newport's industrial mixing tendencies and USELESS CHILDREN's uniquely twisted style of sonic craft. There is even a guest appearance by none other than Rick FEEDTIME. If that isn't the australian noise seal of approval then noone can't help you any further than this. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
zulu (2011/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. After a couple essential 7"s on Shattered, Goner, Goodbye Boozy,... and a great 1st album, the USELESS EATERS are back with another strike: a 9 song LP. This is timeless unique music, catching the spirit and energy and rage of the first generation of so called punk bands to the deconstruction and nihilism of weird post-punk sound like JOY DIVISION to KBD fucking punk sound aka THE LEWD, URINALS or BOBBY SOXX. The songs are sharp, tight and stripped down to bare necessities. Fans of fellow Memphis punk bands like FINAL SOLUTIONS, JAY REATARD or DESTRUCTION UNIT will love them.
symptoms (2012/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. What's more punk-rock than being a punk in the Middle East? Armed with 18 years of experience and a tour history these boys from Haifa City have finally found a home with longtime friends Fat Wreck Chords for the release of "symptoms". The 12 tracks on ooze with all the irresistible appeal of songs popularized by genre heavyweights RISE AGAINST, NO USE FOR A NAME, yet clearly maintain a cohesive and unique perspective from start to finish. Vinyl includes a digital download card.