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
24 fucking Young Leaves songs! "So like a couple years ago The Young Leaves decided to get back together and to celebrate we collaborated on this tape collection of their first 2 LPs and 7"s. And then my life fell apart and I forgot all about the tapes until I unearthed them the other day. And I don't think the band ever played more than one show upon reforming. Anyway, I loved this band so much so please get these tapes out of my house." Bloated Kat Recs.
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
The Underground Railroad to Candyland ended one fateful night in San Diego after a vicious food fight (this really happened). Band leader, Todd Congelliere (F.Y.P, Toys That Kill), knew it was time for a change by the time the second taquito hit drummer, Jimmy Felix.
What started as an effort to let the past be the past and to play some of Todd C’s solo songs live was rerouted to their own Clown Sound studio in San Pedro, CA. The sessions were revitalizing. Fresh off of being accidentally recruited, guitarist Jacob Galaxy fondly recalls, “I’ve had the time of my life — and I’ve never felt this way before.” Guitar tracking for Isaac Thotz, Todd C. and Jacob was bizarrely committed to 388 tape simultaneously live. The usually dubious rhythm section, Jimmy Felix, Chachi Ferrara and Trevor Rounesville unanimously exclaim, “Call me a relic, call me what you will. Say I’m old-fashioned, say I’m over the hill, today’s music ain’t got the same soul!!” When asked what makes this any different than the music that’s coming out currently.
You might be young and agree. You might be old and disagree. In any case, Clown Sounds are not food wasters. Limited to 100 cassettes in hand silkscreened cases on State Champion Recs.
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