v/a LET THEM KNOW
the tory of youth brigade and byo records (2009/BYO)
PUNK-ROCK. Told through interviews and rare footage of the explosive L.A. punk-rock scene from the '80s until now, "let them know: the story of youth brigade and byo records" looks at the last 25 years of the influential L.A. punk band YOUTH BRIGADE and BYO Records, as well as documenting the early L.A. punk and DIY scene. The packaging also contains a 100+ page coffee table book that is full-color and hardbound full of snippets, anecdotes and rare intimate photos about the evolving independent punk-rock scene through the past 25 years; double full-length, color vinyl LPs or CDs with 31 exclusive recordings of classic songs from the extensive BYO catalog.
v/a LIMITED OPTIONS...
HARDCORE/PUNK. It's extremely obvious that a lot of time was spent on this compilation. First of all, there's a real diverse selection of bands. They've also been arranged so that each band somehow goes with the one before and after and the volume level is consistent throughout. Not easy to pull off considering the mix here: MAN AFRAID, THE STRIKE, MK ULTRA, DILLINGER 4, SWALLOWING SHIT, AND DEADSTOOLPIGEON, among others. Some of the bands are long gone, and some of the songs are previously released, but they've all got lyrics to keep you angry and thinking. This is a benefit and comes with Contrascience Fanzine # 5½. Contains articles on military recruiting, the systematic attack on the working class in the U.S., interviews with the benefit causes & pages by the bands.
v/a LIVE AT REFLECTIONS FEST
HARDCORE. This is a double LP including a DVD! The soundquality of the recordings are incredible. The album comes in a heavy gatefold sleeve and is limited to one press-run only. It comes with a poster of the festival as well. Contains stuff from MODERN LIFE IS WAR, TERROR, BLACKLISTED, NO TURNING BACK , OMISSION and RISE AND FALL. Hurry up; that item will go fast!
v/a MASS VS. CALI
HARDCORE. Re-igniting the east vs. west coast rivalry, this compilation teams up 2 of Massachusetts' most passionate hardcore bands in THE EFFORT and LAST LIGHTS and throws them in the octagon against California's ROTTING OUT and UNTIL YOUR HEART STOPS. Colored vinyl available.
v/a MERCY FOR NONE
HARDCORE. Of the many new groups that embodied positive hardcore Reaper Records have chosen a select few they have found inspiring to make for a powerful compilation of young talent. "mercy for none" is 6 exclusive tracks from 6 of hardcore's most promising up and comers including: NAYSAYER, BAD SEED, ABSOLUTE MADNESS, UNFORGIVEN, BRICK and ALPHA & OMEGA.
v/a MIDWEST THRASH ATTACK
HARDCORE. This is a double 7" compilation from the Midwest. DAMAGE CONTROL, IN DEFENCE, CHOOSE YOUR POISON and STAND OFF. All the bands bring something to the table, however the underlying feel remains the same: raw and in-your-face fast hardcore. STAND OFF is a band that never released anything and this is their welcome and exit to the scene - IN DEFENCE has been on a handful of labels and their releases should be known. CHOOSE YOUR POISON lays down their breed of doom infused hardcore and DAMAGE DEPOSIT is back with some unreleased covers. This is a real close look into the Midwest scene, and expect to be grounded in their roots!
v/a MIXED SIGNALS
(2011/RUN FOR COVER)
EMO/POP-PUNK. Run For Cover Records' 50th release, "mixed signals", marks a special occasion for the label. The roster for "mixed signals" reads like a best-of, must-hear list of current independent acts, bringing together new, unreleased and exclusive songs from a list of bands who collectively have released some of the most worthwhile records of the past few years. POLAR BEAR CLUB, BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, TIGERS JAW, HOSTAGE CALM, THE MENYINGERS, CSTVT, DAZLIGHT, END OF A ZEAR SELF DEFENSE FAMILZ, DAZTRADER, MAKE DO AND MEND, THE TOWER AND THE FOOL, THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I'AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE. Colored vinyl version includes a MP3 download card.
v/a MORE THAN A PIECE OF MIND
HARDCORE. Camp Records' compilation, "more than a piece of mind", features modern straight-edge and hardcore bands like TRUTH INSIDE, CAUGHT IN A CROWD, RAZOR X FADE, INJ/SYS, IN TIME, WRITTEN OFF and NO HEROES. Limited edition of 500 copies.
v/a MOSH CIRCLE, JERK PUNKS
HARDCORE-PUNK. A crazed Japanese compilation featuring IDOL PUNCH, RAZOR EDGE, TOMORROW, and BBQ CHICKEN. You'll get 16 songs of high energy Japanese thrashy hardcore-punk.
v/a NÄGEL MIT KÖPFEN
HARDCORE/GRIND/DEATH-METAL/DOOM. This is the 2nd volume from this awesome festival compilation LP. This compilation is the perfect soundtrack for all the people which haven’t been at the festival. What you get is power-violence, death- and grindcore and doom. SUFFERING MIND, ENTRAILS MASSACRE, BAD LUCK RIDES ON WHEELS, IDIOT SAVANT, AUGIRRE, MALIGNANT TUMOUR, LIGHT IT UP, OBSCURE MORTUARY deliver some unreleased tracks or from their current releases. Get the spirit of d.i.y. ethic and friendship.
v/a NÄGEL MIT KÖPFEN
HARDCORE/GRIND/METAL/DOOM. This is the 3rd volume from this awesome festival compilation LP. This compilation is the perfect soundtrack for all the people which haven’t been at the festival. What you get is post- and progressive-hardcore, power-violence, death- and grindcore. PLANKS, SS20, SAYWHY, DEATHRITE, SCREWED UP, LYCANTHROPHY, LIGHT IT UP and ICON OF EVIL deliver some unreleased tracks or from their current releases. Get the spirit of d.i.y. ethic and friendship.
v/a NAGOYA CITY HARDCORE
HARDCORE. This compilation was originally issued on CD in 2008 on Japan’s legendary MCR label. The LP combining 3 tracks each of CLOWN, REALITY CRISIS, ZILEMMA, D-CLONE, and DEMOLITION. CLOWN has previously released a full-length of anthemic, innovative and tough hardcore. REALITY CRISIS have existed since the early '90s, and shows once more a dual vocal crust- and stenchcore attack. ZILEMMA deserve catchy melodic, guitar driven hardcore, D-CLONE deliver a noisy attack of high energy, total distortion. DEMOLITION have a classic rocking brand of Japanese hardcore similar to their previous release. This release comes with a large 11" x 11" color booklet.
25 year anniversary edition (2010/MYSTIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the 25 year anniversary edition of the classic "nardcore" compilation from Mystic Records on colored vinyl featuring a bonus CD of the DR. KNOW "burn" 7", FALSE CONFESSION "left to burn" 7", RAT PACK "ice cream acid and cigarettes" 7", R.K.L. "it's a beautiful feeling" 7" and SCARED STRAIGHT "born to be wild" 7". The LP will feature a couple more bands like ILL REPUTE, AGRESSION, STALAG 13, A.F.U., ROTTERS and HABEAS CORPUS. This is a real skate-hardcore-punk classic!
v/a NO BULLSHIT
vol.4 (2009/NO WAY)
HARDCORE. Brand new installment in the "no bullshit" series. This time you'll get CITIZENS PATROL, ANTI YOU, BORN BAD, CIVIC PROGRESS, LOGIC PROBLEM, VIOLENT ARREST and INSOMNIO. All great tracks in the usual "no bullshit" tradition.
v/a NOISE ORDINANCE
(2011/MAXIMUM ROCK 'N' ROLL)
HARDCORE/PUNK. In that same tradition as the nearly 30 years old "not so quiet on the western front" MRR presents this nice compilation. This Bay-Area compilaton features some of the most exciting and dangerous sounds of the local scene over the past few years, including MORPHEME, NEEDLES, RANK/XEROX, NN, SHOTWELL, BLACK RAINBOW, SURRENDER, CONQUEST FOR DEATH, ACEPHALIX, AIRFIX KITS, RULETA RUSA, FACE THE RAIL, ECOLI, MIGRAINE, YEAR ONE, LOVE SONGS, SUICIDE BOMB, HUNX AND HIS PUNX, ACTS OF SEDITION, FIX MY HEAD, I WILL KILL YOU FUCKER, DUCK AND COVER, and the FLESHIES. And (of course) it comes with a newsprint zine-sized insert with a page from each band and some killer photo spreads from local photographers.