Who cares if you don't know how to say it or spell it: ИO///sé is here to kick yer ass in with their infectious melodic dark pop punk rock! After delivering one of the best records of 2012, ИO///Sé returns with their sophomore LP, “Lower Berth”. Lower Berth is comprised of songwriting prowess backed by killer riffs, infectious melodies, an impervious rhythm section, and absolutely no filler and fluff. The final product is 13 tracks of stick-in-your-brain groove that varies from stomping anthem (e.g., "One Step Behind") to DANGERHOUSE or BUZZCOCKS-esque pop genius (e.g., "Buried Alive"). Unlike many bands that are currently hyperfocused on copying one particular band or sound, ИO///Sé mixes a wide array of disparate influences and creates something familiar but original. There are elements of old classics like WIPERS and X (Australia) along with newer bands like RED DONS, THE ESTRANGED, and MARKED MEN. If you are familiar with the first LP, Lower Berth will feel like a natural progression. If you’re new to the band, welcome and enjoy. For those keeping track, ИO///Sé contains ex-members of YOUTH BRIGADE, GLASS & ASHES, and YOUNG LIVERS. This is a corelease with 1859 Records. Co-release by 1859 & Man In Decline Records. 500 copies in heavy-duty jackets w/ matte finish + insert + sticker. This shit RIPS.
7 new jams from this prolific, pissed-off, and poppy punk band from Portland! Abrasive, yet catchy. One-sided 12" EP. Co-release with 1859 Records & Different Kitchen (UK). First pressing: 300 copies (100 black/100 "coke bottle clear" [UK]/100 opaque orange [USA]) - First 2 orders get Orange vinyl! For fans of UNFUN, Young Livers, etc. Learn More
A debut 7" of haunting indie-punk with wonderfully loud guitars reminiscent of the louder moments of the Neil Young catalog. A split release with Salinas & Mandible Records. Cara went on to play in Outer Spaces. On Mixed Color vinyl! Learn More
Team up Roxy Epoxy (THE EPOXIES) and Chris “Gobo” Pierce (DOC HOPPER+SINKHOLE) and you get “Presenting”, the absolutely fantastic debut album from Faux Replika. Since the break up of The Epoxies (Fat Wreck Chords) in 2008, Roxy has kept herself quite busy, These songs were written half long distance with her in Oregon and Chris in New Jersey, and half on Roxy’s trips back east. The result is an equal mix of their two styles that mix and bubble in the cauldron of rock n roll. The end product is nothing short of electrifying. Roxy’s low hypnotic voice and captivating performances as The Epoxies frontowman has drawn comparisons to Chrissie Hynde, Siouxie Sioux and even a young Leonard Graves from The Dickies. Now take Chris Pierce. Here’s a man who has produced bands like The Ergs and Nightbirds and has the ability to utterly destroy any instrument he picks up. Lock the two of them in a studio in New Brunswick and this is what you get. An eclectic mix of punk rock, new wave, hyper fuzzed out electro-rock, deluxe hooks and mega riffs. Think DEVO meets Tilt. Think Dance Hall Crashers meets Gary Neuman. It’s strange, it’s awesome and it’s catchy as hell. FFO: The Epoxies, Doc Hopper, DEVO, The Network. Rad Girlfriend Recs.
"It's The Allovers! My new favorite band from Canada. It's garagey. It's punky. It's crooning. It's funny. It's heartfelt. I dig it so much, I thought I'd help them release it to the world. So here it is! First press of 500 is on Halloween Orange vinyl. I'm even selling it cheaper than normal AA LP's because I want you to have it in your collection. Dig it! Have some goddamn fun, will ya?"
–Ryan Young (Anxious and Angry Records/Off With Their Heads)
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The World’s Best American Band.
The bold statement from Louisville’s White Reaper is not only the title of their new album, but also the band’s credo.
“Because we are the best,” says guitarist/vocalist Tony Esposito. “Just like Muhammad Ali was the greatest, you gotta say it out loud for people to believe it."
And with that mentality the band hit the studio with close friend and producer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Young Widows) and made a good ol' fashioned in-your-face rock ’n’ roll record.
“We didn’t make this record or start this band because we wanted to come across in a single, certain way," says Esposito. “We just make records that we'd want to hear. We started doing this because it's fun as hell, just as much now as it was when we were 14."
Boasting textured melodies, layered guitars and more seasoned lyrics, The World’s Best American Band finds the quartet busting out of the basement sound established on their previous full length (2015’s White Reaper Does It Again) and setting their sights on the arena.
Garnished with glimpses of the golden age of rock and roll, TWBAB is loaded with guitars that scream and gigantic drums in lockstep rhythm, each song packing its own massive, but none the less unique, punch. Lead single “Judy French” struts like a runway model raised on Heavy Metal Parking Lot, while midway point “The Stack” pairs a classic rock shimmy with a flair for glam.
The Kentucky boys eagerly await hitting the road in 2017. Armed with a record that celebrates rock in all of its glory, they are poised to satisfy crowds whether they are packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the "standing room only" pit or kicking back in the cheap seats.
“Come to the show, have a drink, have fun,” laughs Esposito. “But be nice to everybody, cause you're gonna get real close." Polyvinyl. On 180-gram vinyl! Learn More
Tune in, turn up, burn out. Fear not fellow traveler, BOTHERS brings you napalm daydreams for the dystopian present. How’s the treble? Maxed. Bass? Thick. Brains? Parboiled. Imagine Reis and Froberg squaring up for a naked knife fight, seven caps deep and frothing rabid, circa 1993. Faster than a dingo humping a power outlet, this is a front row ticket to the void that is your future. Fusing the best parts of WIPERS, X, and BORN AGAINST, they aren’t selling wolf tickets - this record fires all four carbs before spitting a melody in your eye when you least expect it. Is that analog delay or an intracranial hemorrhage? Does it even matter any more? All said, it’s the perfect soundtrack to throwing your boss in a fucking woodchipper. Limited to 269 on black vinyl! (Ex- Young Livers) Dirt Cult! Learn More
The debut release from Chicago hard rock heathens HITTER features 6 tracks, all filled with an overdose of pounding energy and excitement that'll leave you reaching for the Xanax once the needle finally slides into the dead wax. Recorded live in one 10 hour session to an 8-track Tascam cassette recorder by Taylor Hales (Electrical Audio), this mini-LP is a perfect introduction to the band with the best chance of bringing back the era of the Heavy Metal Parking Lot.
HITTER formed in the year of our Lemmy 2018 by four battle-scarred musicians of the Chicago DIY music scene. Under the influence of heavy metal, tequila, leather and ABBA, Hanna Hazard (vocals), Adam Luksetich (guitar), Ryan Wizniak (drums) and Madalyn Garcia (bass) have created their own unique brand of hard rock ’n’ roll. HITTER hopes to showcase it’s love for hook filled sing-along choruses, perfected by big haired arena rockers, and also the fast and loose riffs and screams of the punks and weirdos who dwell in mildewy basements.
Soon after forming, HITTER self-released it’s debut demo cassette and was playing shows locally with acts like A Giant Dog, Meat Puppets, Oozing Wound and Eyehategod, all while touring circles around the midwest. In the coming months, HITTER will enter Electrical Audio studios to record it’s debut long playing record with hopes of receiving global recognition, instant superstardom and millions of dollars. One things for sure, HITTER will always be barricading the exits, plugging in permanently and cranking all knobs to the right.
“Friday night party tunes with a heavy hitting, fun sexual energy to it.” -Sarah Kitteringham of BangerTV
“‘Born To Rock’ had the most jammin’ groove to it. Almost expected Angus Young to do some leads.” -Fenriz of Darkthrone. 1st press: Limited to 200 copies on black vinyl in a black dust sleeve. Full color jackets and insert w/ download code. Le'ts Pretend Recs Learn More
Dirty Feral HC from DC informed by chaotic 80s HC greats like Void, Neos, and Sodom’s ADK omnibus tracks (!!!!!!!). An amazing six songs in Five minutes, all played by one chapped millennial (who went on to do the Hologram ep on LVEUM if you’re a members of type of wank). Definitely barking up the same tree as Nosferatu – young men trapped in the 21st century playing crazy hardcore that could as well be from the 80s. Lumpy Recs Learn More
“HEAD IN THREATENING ATTITUDE” is the long awaited debut album by NATTERERS, who over the past couple of years following their demo/flexidisc and “Toxic Care” 7” have quickly imprinted themselves as one of the finest new bands on the UK hardcore punk scene.
The album, recorded in France and mastered by the legendary Geza X (producer for DEAD KENNEDYS, GERMS, WEIRDOS, MDC, BLACK FLAG and more) are the first recordings to feature the new rhythm section, last seen in VOORHEES of ROB BEWICK (ex HDQ, LEATHERFACE) and DAVE ALLEN (THE HORROR, YOUNG CONSERVATIVES) who have taken the band up yet another notch when teamed up with Thomas’ angular and powerful guitar and Emma’s crushing vocals.
14 amazing tracks that imprint and see the NATTERERS sound develop, with influences from DEAD KENNEDYS, THE DAMNED, NIGHT BIRDS all present in the mix, but a sound that is distinctly NATTERERS. No nonsense Northern punk rock! UK IMPORT from Boss Tuneage! Learn More