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Built To LastImport
1000 Numbered Copies On Rust Brown Colored Vinyl
Built To Last is the fourth full-length studio album and the second major label release by New York Hardcore Punk band Sick Of It All, released in 1997.
Built to Last was the result of a year's work for Sick Of It All, with pre-production beginning around late 1995/ early 1996. The recording took place in Normandy Sound studio in Warren, Rhode Island (where their first three albums had been recorded, including Scratch The Surface and in two studios in California.
Featuring the anthems "Good Lookin' Out", "Us vs. Them" and "Built To Last". Circle pit!1. Good Lookin' Out
2. Built To Last
4. One Step Ahead
5. Us vs. Them
7. Don't Follow
10. Burn 'Em Down
11. End The Era
12. Chip Away
13. Too Late
14. Jungle$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Last Act Of Defiance
Black LP Comes With Cd Version Of Entire Album
Recorded with Tue Madsen (Heaven Shall Burn, The Haunted) at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York and mixed at Madsen's Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, "Last Act of Defiance" marks the third time SICK OF IT ALL have recorded with the Dane. What they get in return is a heavy, thick sound that recalls the hardness of the Big Apple and aligns perfectly with the wicked rhythms of guitarist Pete Koller, the deep grooves of bassist Craig Setari, Majidi's cement-cracking drums, and Lou Koller's fist-raising shouts and screams.1. Sound The Alarm
3. Road Less Traveled
4. Get Bronx
5. Part Of History
6. Losing War
7. Never Back Down
8. Facing The Abyss
9. Act Your Rage
10. Disconnect Your Flesh
11. Beltway Getaway
14. DNC$22.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Soul SickThere are artists who can command attention. They lean into their songs with an irresistible edge and total emotional connection and stay there. Sallie Ford is one of those artists. On her upcoming new album Soul Sick, out via Vanguard Records, Ford creates music that draws on all of her influences but still comes out her own. From the album's opening line "I woke up feeling sour on the sweetest summer day," the 11 tracks on the album chronicle Ford's journey through anxiety, insecurity, and depression.
"This is a 'confessional' album. It's about struggling with my issues - some that I've overcome and some that I still carry around. I felt confused, down about life and unsure of myself," states Ford. "On these new songs, it felt good to write on one theme and from one place. All in all, Soul Sick has taught me a lot about myself and helped me to heal."
That healing is captured throughout the music played on the album. With Mike Coykendall (M. Ward and She & Him) at the helm, it's laced with nostalgic feeling and produced to enhance that essence. "I asked Mike to produce, Ford says. "He loves old rock & roll and always records on tape, but he's also an experimenter, exploring new things with his music.
Soul Sick finds Ford further mining, updating and perfecting her vintage influences to stand alongside her uncompromising and confessional lyricism. On her first themed album, her doo-wop harmonies, slippery British invasion keyboards, and crunchy, fuzzed-out guitars back Ford's distinctive howl and surround her at-once intimate and confrontational musings on love, depression, and fear.1. Record On Repeat
2. Screw Up
3. Loneliness Is Power
4. Get Out
6. Middle Child
7. Never Gonna Please
8. Romanticized Catastrophe
9. Hurts So Bad
11. Rapid Eyes$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
H2O (Awaiting Repress)Originally released in 1996, H2O is the debut album from the New York City hardcore band of the same name who were once roadies for contemporaries Sick Of It All. Recorded at Brielle Studios in New York City and produced by Larry Buksbaum, the 10-song set is a defining release of heavy, punk-flavored power-pop featuring guest appearances by Freddy Madball, Vinnie Stigman and CIV. Bridge Nine Records is now honoring the album's 15 Year Anniversary with this vinyl re-issue.1. 5 Year Plan
2. Scene Report
3. Spirit of '84
4. I Know Why
7. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
8. Family Tree
10. My Curse$11.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Collateral DamageCollateral Damage was recorded with Dean Baltulonis at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH (Agnostic Front, Modern Life Is War, Sick of It All). These ten
songs have brutally honest lyrics that cover a wide range of topics and harsh truths with no holds barred. Musically, these songs are equally as punishing
as Rude Awakening puts an updated spin on heavy hitting CT and NY-style hardcore.1. Progression Through Aggression
2. Burning At Both Ends
3. Fence Walker
4. Black Widow
5. Path Of Destruction
6. Collateral Damage
7. Dragging The Anchor
8. Hypocrisy Among Us
9. Higher Power
10. Against The Grain$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Don't Forget Your RootsH2O has been a mainstay in hardcore and punk since their inception back in 1995 and have had many influences along the way. The band is thrilled to pay homage to those influential artists by covering their songs on Don't Forget Your Roots. H20 tip their hat to bands like: The Ramones, Dag Nasty, Madball, Rancid, Circle Jerks, Descendents, Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, The Clash, Government Issue, Verbal Assault, Gorilla Biscuits, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 7 Seconds, Embrace, Social Distortion, Sick of It All and Warzone.1. Bad Brains - Attitude
2. 7 Seconds - Satyagraha
3. Madball - Pride
4. Descendents - Get The Time
5. Embrace - Said Gun
6. Ramones - I Wanna Live
7. Gorilla Biscuits - Cats and Dogs
8. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Someday I Suppose
9. Rancid - Journey to the End
10. Dag Nasty - Safe
11. Social Distortion - Sick Boy
12. Sick Of It All - Friends Like You
13. The Clash - Train in Vain
14. Verbal Assault - Scarred
15. Warzone - Don't Forget The Struggle, Don't Forget The Streets$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Revelation 150: Past Present, Breaking Out The ClassicsImport
Past Present is a collection of current bands covering classic tracks from the Revelation Records catalog, including songs by GORILLA BISCUITS, WARZONE, YOUTH OF TODAY, CHAIN OF STRENGTH and more. These songs were recorded specially for this release; 22 of the 23 tracks have never been available before and all are currently not available elsewhere. Twenty-three songs covering more than 20 years of hardcore played by a diverse group of bands including SICK OF IT ALL, BOLD, WALTER SCHREIFELS, TERROR, DEATH BY STEREO, SET YOUR GOALS, DOWN TO NOTHING and more, all together on one record. Cover art by Jeff Caudill features the entire Revelation G.I. Joe collection gathered through trading early releases in the 80s and 90s.1. As One (WARZONE) - SICK OF IT ALL
2. Searching For The Light (SUPERTOUCH) - BOLD
3. Hold Your Ground (GORILLA BISCUITS) - DAMNATION A.D.
4. Friends (SIDE BY SIDE) - TERROR
5. Without A Reason (NO FOR AN ANSWER) - TRIPLE THREAT
6. Wise Up (BOLD) - BACKLASH
7. Break Down The Walls (YOUTH OF TODAY) - DEATH BY STEREO
8. Through These Eyes (CHAIN OF STRENGTH) - ON
9. Running Like Thieves (BOLD) - AMBITIONS
10. Forgotten (GORILLA BISCUITS) - SET YOUR GOALS
11. Where It Went (JUDGE) - DOWN TO NOTHING
12. Disengage (YOUTH OF TODAY) - IGNITE
13. Clean Slate (QUICKSAND) - THE TWILIGHT TRANSMISSION
14. Burning Fight (INSIDE OUT) - COUNTDOWN TO LIFE
15. Out Of Time (BURN) - CAPITAL
16. Et Tu Brute (CIV) - THE MEDIAM
17. Pushed Too Far/Friends Like You (SICK OF IT ALL) - Walter Schreifels$37.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ConnectSick Puppies is a three piece rock band that formed in Australia in the late 1990s. The current lineup for the band is Shimon Moore on guitar, Emma Anzai on bass and Mark Goodwin on drums. In the early 2000s the band, which at the time did not include Mark, moved to the states to start their career as a professional rock band. They were signed to Virgin Records and released their second album, Dressed Up As Life which has sold over 200,000 copies in the United States and abroad since it's release in 2007. The band furthered their career and released their third full length album Tri-Polar in 2009 which featured hits such as, You're Going Down, Riptide, Maybe and Odd One.
Connect is an album that takes all types of Sick Puppies sound and combines it all into one. You have hints of Welcome To the Real World, Dressed Up As Life and Tri-Polar in the album. You have the hard rock and heavy bass songs such as, Die To Save You, There's No Going Back, Walk Away, Gunfight and The Trick The Devil Did; and you have the ballads, Poison, Where Did The Time Go, Telling Lies, Connect, Run, Healing Now and Under A Very Black Sky. The album comes together really well and isn't the bad kind of overpowering. Fans, if you've been anxiously awaiting this album to see if it's good; I'm here to tell you that this album is very good and worth the wait.
My Favorite Song Is... There's No Going Back. The song starts right off the bat with a very rhythmic acoustic guitar. The chorus then comes in and hits you with very strong lyrics. There's no going back / when life's a loaded gun / you pull the trigger, trigger / There's no going back / the past is in the past / thank God it doesn't last forever /. The use of Emma as a backup vocalist has always been something I wanted the band to do in every song, and this song, her small presence gives it such a bigger presence on the album. There's No Going Back is also the band's first single off the album.
- aNewRisingDesign1. Die to Save You
2. There's No Going Back
3. Walking Away
6. Where Did the Time Go
7. Telling Lies
10. The Trick the Devil Did
11. Healing Now
12. Under a Very Black Sky$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
For The Cause
Pressed on Clear Vinyl
Maintaining urgency, authenticity and integrity has never been an issue for New York City's hardest, and hardest working band, MADBALL. Twenty-five years along as a recording and touring entity, MB brings forth its ninth aural chapter, »For The Cause«; a signature collection of lionhearted, groove-laden, street-level New York Hardcore as only MADBALL can bring it.
The aptly titled album doesn't so much revisit where the group has been since 1994 - although MADBALL released its first EP, »Ball Of Destruction« as a virtual AGNOSTIC FRONT side-project back in 1989 - but forges forward and represents where the fellas find themselves collectively and personally a quarter-decade down the road.
Throughout the band's storied history, MADBALL has asserted its mission; carrying forth a simple yet righteous cause, and this time around, they've chosen to define that cause more succinctly than ever before. Tornadic vocalist/front man Freddy Cricien explains, "If you're not fighting for a cause, you're not participating in life. Simple as that. Speak up, fight, educate yourself, make a difference and make sacrifices for what's important to you." Words to live by.
»For The Cause« sees the return to the fold of guitarist Matt Henderson, who hasn't appeared on a MADBALL album since 2000's »Hold It Down«, for which Henderson also served as producer. "To have him record with us again was really special," offers Freddy. He adds, "Matt's been playing 'commemorative' shows and tours with us on-and-off over the years, so, obviously, the love and friendship is there. He'll always be an honorary member A MADBALL lifer."
Unique to this album is the stellar production work by RANCID's Tim Armstrong, who clearly helped express MADBALL's distinctive voice powerfully and dynamically without stepping on the trademark formula the band has forever carried, yet constantly seeks to improve upon. "It's a tricky thing, producing. You can truly enhance something, but you could also ruin a record if a band lets you," says Cricien. Freddy continues, "Tim has always respected our band and how we do what we do. He knew we had a vision for how this album should sound, so he let us do our thing, but was there every step supporting and cheering us on. Whenever he did chime in, it was well thought out and he made strong suggestions. He even helped write the hook on 'For You.' He was there for us in a non-meddlesome role, which for this particular record, was the best-case scenario." Danish studio veteran Tue Madsen (MESHUGGAH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SICK OF IT ALL) skillfully handled mixing duties on »For The Cause«.
Also, noteworthy on »For The Cause« are the various cameo appearances by some of MADBALL's friends, as well as several artists with whom the group shares a mutual respect; namely PSYCHO REALM's Sick Jacken on the track 'Rev Up,' THE BUSINESS' Steve Whale and producer Armstrong on 'The Fog,' plus legendary emcee Ice-T on the hardcore banger 'Evil Ways.' Freddy discloses, "Jacken is our homie. He just came through to say what's up and check out the spot and I happened to be recording 'Rev Up.' He was really digging the song and just freestyled. It really drove the message of the song home. As for Ice-T, he added a good flavor to 'Evil Ways.' It was a real honor to work with someone I've been following and have respected since I was a kid. He genuinely supports our band and the scene we come from. Tim and Steve jumping on 'The Fog' happened organically like everything else with this record." The UK Oi! legend provided the spoken intro and a guitar lead to the street punk-tinged anthem.
What's maybe most notable on »For The Cause« is its various twists and turns both musically and vocally to keep MADBALL's brand of NYHC fresher than it has ever been. Freddy presents, "How do you grow as a band or as a person if you don't take chances? We feel obligated to ourselves and everyone else to evolve, at least somewhat. We took more 'chances' on this record than on any previous one, and we're happy about that! We're proud that it's still very much us; it's real and honest. There is plenty on there to satisfy the people that support us from every era of this band."
As for MADBALL's astounding longevity in the hardcore game: "We don't know how to do anything else at this point. We raise our families to the best of our ability; we do MADBALL to the best of our ability So far so good, and we don't feel that we've reached our full potential in either of those areas just yet."1. Smile Now Pay Later
2. Rev Up
3. Freight Train
5. Old Fashioned
6. Evil Ways (feat. Ice T)
7. Lone Wolf
8. Damaged Goods
9. The Fog (feat. Tim Timebomb)
10. Es Tu Vida
11. For You
12. For The Cause
13. Confessions$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Presentation Of Gruesome PoeticsWashington State's THE DRIP roar onto the scene with a blasting EP of filthy, angry grind produced and engineered by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust. An absolute must for fans of all of the ferocious forefathers of grind-Napalm Death, Nasum, Rotten Sound, etc. This is a relentlessly skull crushing record of pissed off, high energy, barbaric grind. This hate is timeless. First press of the vinyl version comes with a totally sick etching on the b-side.1. Catalyst
2. Rise To Failure
3. Bygones Only Burn Once
4. Black Screen
6. Lash In, Lash Out$12.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dead FriendsAustin, TX's Shawn David McMillen has appeared under his own name via Catfish (Tompkins Square), End Of The City (dnt,abandon ship) and now, Dead Friends (Tompkins Square). Past involvements have included Friday Group, Ash Castles, Max Ochs, Jandek, warmer milks, Tom Carter, Christina Carter, Peter Walker, Ralph White, Starving Weirdos, Steve Gunn, Marc Orleans and more recently Gel Jail with Mikey T and Greg Bachus. Dead Friends is Shawns new slow burning record rendered in amber fidelity. From Phantom Rivers to Sick on Navasota its all here.1. Walking Home (At The End of the Night)
2. For Carrie Brown
3. The Moth
4. No Time Left In This Place
5. Night Train
6. A Morning With Dead Friends
7. Frankensteins Kiss
8. Our Weather
9. Beladona Along The Brazos
10. Every Eye$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Exile On Coldharbour LaneWe live in a sick, sick world where every problem seems to be answered with a bomb and a band like ALL SAINTS get widespread respect. It's corrupted and mangled on every level; enough to make people turn to the church. Yet when that turns out to be nothing but a hotbed of hypocritical farce and unholy allegations, it's time for a new religion. Time for THE VERY REVEREND DOCTOR D WAYNE LOVE and his band, ALABAMA 3.
They spread their word via acid beats, bluesy harmonica and country sensibilities - and the word is Love. On 'Hypo Full Of Love (The 12-Step Plan)', a satire on a Minnesota rehabilitation programme, the Glaswegian D Wayne evangelises like he never set foot outside Texas: Make a searching inventory of all your good shit/Inventory taken you hand all that good shit over to me.
The whiskey-smooth vocals of LARRY LOVE - part cowboy and part pimp - are at their best on a cover of JOHN PRINE's 'Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness'. It's 'Mao Tse Tung Said', though, that's their finest moment, vicious in its attack of the 'change must come through the barrel of a gun' slogan and intrusively, intelligently insidious. Forget Jesus. All you need is Love. - -NME1. Converted
2. Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
3. Woke Up This Morning
4. U Don't Dans 2 Tekno
5. Bourgeoisie Blues
6. Ain't Goin' To Goa
7. Mao Tse Tung Said
8. Hypo Full Of Love (The 12 Step Plan)
9. The Old Purple Tin (9% of Pure Heaven)
10. The Night We Nearly Got Busted
11. Sister Rosetta
12. Peace In The Valley$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Superfuzz Bigmuff EPRock & roll got a badly needed revitalizing overhaul with Seattle's grunge explosion of the late 1980's, and Mudhoney was there to make sure it got done right. Although nearly eclipsed by the success of such bands as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Mudhoney was arguably the most important grunge band of all. Their Touch Me I'm Sick defined a generation of disenchanted middle-class malcontents bored stiff by the predictable mire that rock & roll had become.
Superfuzz Bigmuff compiles the band's rare early singles in one convenient package. Twelve essential tracks here, and they all rock mightily. If you're old enough you'll want to say that you were there, if you know what you're talking about, folks might believe you. Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with the rock & roll revival that was Mudhoney.1. No One Has
2. If I Think
3. In 'N' Out Of Grace
5. Chain That Door
6. Mudride$15.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
The Sum Of Who We AreMerging melodic pop rock hooks with rockin' riffs, Framing Hanley are poised for their big breakthrough with their
upcoming album, 'The Sum of Who We Are.' Comprised of Nixon, guitarists Ryan Belcher and Brandon Wooten, plus
drummer Chris Vest, Framing Hanley has steadily built a buzz, as evidenced by their earlier album's steady rise on
the Billboard 200 Chart (2007's 'The Moment' peaked at #169, while 2010's 'A Promise to Burn' reached #57), while
the song Lollipop went Digital Gold (over 500,000 copies sold).
As a result, they have headlined and sold out venues all throughout the United States and the UK, and have toured
with the likes of Good Charlotte, Sick Puppies, Saving Abel. Also, Framing Hanley has been spotted turning heads at
such mega-festivals as Download in the UK and Soundwave in Australia.1. Criminal
2. Twisted Halos
4. Crooked Smiles
5. Simple Life
7. No Saving Me
10. Streetlights and Silhouettes
11. Crash & Burn
12. Forever Till the End
13. Castaway$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Feel The NoiseYeah, it's a concept man. Rock n' roll... remember that? Well I do, like it was yesterday. Standing on the corner of Hollywood & Vine in LA or on Columbus & Broadway in front of Aquarius Records in North Beach San Francisco circa 1975... Thinking that all I wanted to do is rock out, so sick of everything I was hearing on the radio, all those bands seemed to suck to me, I couldn't understand what happened to the real rock n roll that I grew up on. Where did it go ? Where were the balls? Where were the guts? Where were the songs that blew my mind, the guitar licks, the harmonies... what happened? For too many years after that all I heard was the same old thing... "rock n roll is dead". Every time I heard it, it made me mad, it made me think... yeah... FUCK YOU! Then I heard the Ramones, and things got better for a while, and then it got bad again. Then I heard Nirvana and things got better again for a while, then they got bad again, but at that point I didn't really care anymore because I knew that Rock N Roll was never gonna die... you know why? Because there will always be a new generation of kids who will dig this shit as much as I do... Feel The Noise! Remember kids, the future is in your hands! Keep on Rocking!
Paul Collins1. Feel The Noise
2. Only Girl
3. Baby I Want You
4. I Need My Rock 'n' Roll
5. Don't Know How to Treat A Lady
6. With A Girl Like You
7. For All Eyes To See
8. Little Suzy
9. Can't Get You Off My Mind
10. Baby I'm In Love With You
11. Reach Out I'll Be There
12. Walk Away$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Complete & Unbelievable...The Otis Redding Dictionary Of SoulRanked 254/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
50th Anniversary Double LP Package Includes Both Mono & Stereo Versions + Bonus 7-Inch Single
Otis Redding helped define soul music in 1966 with Complete And Unbelievable... The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul. The album, which peaked at #5 on the U.S. R&B charts, was once praised by critic Jon Landau as: The finest record ever to come out of Memphis and certainly the best example of modern soul ever recorded.
Redding recorded his fifth studio album, THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL, in the summer of 1966 at Stax Studios in Memphis. Together with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, pianist Isaac Hayes and the Memphis Horns, Redding recorded 12 songs for the album, including the all-time classics, Try A Little Tenderness and Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song).
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark recording, Rhino will release THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL as a double-LP set featuring both mono and stereo versions of the album, the latter of which has been out-of-print for decades. Both LPs will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl for superior audio quality. The set comes with a bonus 7 reissue of the single: Try A Little Tenderness b/w I'm Sick Y'all.LP 1
1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) [Mono] [Remastered]
2. I'm Sick Y'All (Mono) [Remastered]
3. Tennessee Waltz (Mono) [Remastered]
4. Sweet Lorene (Mono) [Remastered]
5. Try A Little Tenderness (Mono) [Remastered]
6. Day Tripper (Mono) [Remastered]
7. My Lover's Prayer (Mono) [Remastered]
8. She Put The Hurt On Me (Mono) [Remastered]
9. Ton Of Joy (Mono) [Remastered]
10. You're Still My Baby (Mono) [Remastered]
11. Hawg For You (Mono) [Remastered]
12. Love Have Mercy (Mono) [Remastered]
1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) [Remastered]
2. I'm Sick Y'All (Remastered)
3. Tennessee Waltz (Remastered)
4. Sweet Lorene (Remastered)
5. Try A Little Tenderness (Remastered)
6. Day Tripper (Remastered)
7. My Lover's Prayer (Remastered)
8. She Put The Hurt On Me (Remastered)
9. Ton Of Joy (Remastered)
10. You're Still My Baby (Remastered)
11. Hawg For You (Remastered)
12. Love Have Mercy (Remastered)
1. Try A Little Tenderness (Remastered)
2. I'm Sick Y'All (Remastered)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono & Stereo + 7 Single - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
La PesteAlabama 3's second album shows off their trademark uplifting quality, albeit in a "Screamadelica"-style fusion of euphoria and melancholy. Songs like SAD EYED LADY OF THE LOWLIFE and recent single TOO SICK TO PRAY have a gospel-like hugeness about them, while WADE INTO THE WATER and MANSION ON THE HILL twang with countrified swagger.
The album runs the gamut of emotions in the face of adversity: from the incandescent beauty of the shimmering WALKING IN MY SLEEP and the closing SINKING " to the claustrophobic beats of COCAINE (KILLED MY COMMUNITY) and the energy rush of STRANGE, adding a sense of dope-fuelled urban paranoia.Of particular note are a twisted beat-heavy cover of the Eagles' HOTEL CALIFORNIA, throwing a totally new slant on the song as the last cocaine-addled stop on the country musician's road to oblivion, and THE THRILLS HAVE GONE, whose spoken word contribution from Birmingham 6 survivor Paddy Hill brings into focus exactly what the band mean when they talk about injustice.
LA PESTE (THE PLAGUE) may well be HIV, computer viruses or simply a global decline in justice and morality, but Alabama 3 are imploring us to come together and get loaded anyway. After all, we all have to die sometime. -PHASE9.tv1. Too Sick Too Pray
2. Mansion On The Hill
3. Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlife
4. Walking In My Sleep
5. Wade Into The Water
6. Hotel California
7. Cocaine (Killed My Community)
8. The Thrills Have Gone
12. Woke Up This Morning$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Out Of The Garden180-Gram Clear Teal Vinyl
Out of the Garden is a mission statement that underscores the
"power" in power-pop and is punctuated by lyrics as razor-sharp as
Written over a two-year period during a break from touring,
the album's emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations was
shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott's experiences living in
Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town.
"I learned how to speak up when I needed to and how to truly be
myself without reservation," Abbott recalls. "I felt afraid walking
home at night, and after a couple of months I just got sick of it and
started getting into self-defense and self-empowerment as a means
of coping. Finding my own strength changed everything."
After writing and tracking every song in her apartment, Abbott (also
of beloved Minneapolis trio Now, Now) enlisted Kevin Medina and
Terrence Vitali to add drums and bass to her demos. The band then
traveled to LA to record with OFF! bassist Steven McDonald and
That Dog vocalist/guitarist Anna Waronker.
Abbott's fearlessness to discuss personal topics is referenced in
the album's title, an allusion to exiting Eden and leaving behind all
the restrictive cultural norms engrained in the Biblical "paradise":
tradition, purity, holiness, binary gender, heterosexuality, and the idea
that anything is forbidden (especially for women).
Says Abbott, "Out of the Garden represents doing what you want,
what you need, without letting anything or anyone stop you - and
smiling while you do it."1. Bed Case
3. Control Me
4. Not Likely
6. The Glow
8. Hang Me
9. Sell My Head
11. Pretty Girls$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Hunt Begins2007: The cover art of the first record Sacred Bones ever released depicted an
androgynous wild banshee wearing warpaint, clad all in leather and animal
bones, holding a sacrificial knife pointed at the sky. This debut single was The
Hunt's lone statement. The songs were a visceral pulsation, etched in echo.
The band appeared veiled in black scarves, painted faces bringing in devotees of
the waves of old: post punk, darkwave, deathrock and the like. The sick fiends
that followed, followed to the end; as bright as their flame shone, as dark was
their demise. London, structure fires, and mental institutions all played a part in
the downfall of the originators of 21st century redskin darkwave.
2009: After multiple tumultuous attempts at recording a full length The Hunt
decamped to their collective hometown, Boston, to record the ultimate
document of their time on earth. Buses begat buses, couches begat couches, and
slowly the songs began to come together as they should have all these passing
years. On the edge of perfection their time was cut short and this document sat
for years, untouched by human hands.
2013: The Hunt lives on. In honor of both the first and one hundredth release,
we will finally see and hear the toils of New York's most enigmatic post
punk band of recent. Ian Danger, percussive wunderkind; Mike O'Brien, whose
four strings drew blood nightly; Christian Kount, master of negative space;
and Jasper McGandy, the man who's hopes for a darker future led them towards
a reality we only now have the honor of witnessing. After all these years the
time has come. The Hunt Begins.1. Mountains
2. Fifteen Minutes
3. Summer of Hate
4. Set the Rising Sun
5. Black and White
8. When The Sky Turns Black
9. One Thousand Nights$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You Can't Stay Here (Awaiting Repress)Iron Chic's new record is two things: both the same as previous releases and absolutely incomparable to them.
You Can't Stay Here addresses the same big questions that have plagued the Long Island punk group from their outset: anxiety, depression, relationships, substance abuse, mortality, life, death, what it all means, why we're forced to experience them. But this album is punctured with grief and devastation; while these are all familiar concepts, they're relayed with an added desperation, and the claustrophobic, inescapable reality of them. There's no punchline, no immediate silver-lining. That pervasive darkness goes right back to the record's title, a line from the song, You Can't Stay Safe. It's a manifestation of a general anxiety, a permanent lack of peace.
No matter what you do in this world, there's always some danger or something lurking there for you, Lubrano sighs. Even when you kind of think you're okay, you might not be. That was just sort of like a desperation there: you can't really be safe anywhere.
It's hard to not hear all of this as a product of the loss the band suffered in January 2016, when Rob McAllister, Iron Chic's founding guitarist, died unexpectedly.
The band is still coming to terms with McAllister's passing. I've dealt with loss before in my life, Lubrano says. I lost my dad when I was 21, but he was sick and we kind of saw it coming, and I was able to process it in that sense. Rob was a unique thing because it was one of the &rst times a close friend has died, and someone my age.1. A Headache With Pictures
2. My Best Friend (Is A Nihilist)
3. You Can't Stay Safe
4. Let's. Get. Dangerous.
6. Planes, Chest Pains, And Automobiles
8. Profane Geometry
9. Invisible Ink
10. Ruinous Calamity
11. To Shreds, You Say?$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapThere's a real sense of menace to Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, the title song of AC/DC's third album. More than most of their songs to date, it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott, the sense that he reveled in doing bad things, encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young who provided him with their most brutish rock & roll yet. But for as glorious as the title track was, the entire album served as a call to arms from a group that wanted nothing more than to celebrate the dirtiest, nastiest instincts humans could have, right down to the insurgent anti-authority vibe that runs throughout the record. Take Big Balls -- sure, it's a dirty joke, but it's a dirty joke with class overthrow in mind. There's a sense on Dirty Deeds that AC/DC is storming the gates -- they're problem children sick of waiting around to be a millionaire, so they're gonna make their own money, even if they take down others as they go. That's what gives Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap its supercharged, nervy pulse; there's a real sense of danger to this record, something that can't be hidden beneath the jokes. Maybe that's why the album wasn't released in the U.S. until 1981, after Bon's death, after AC/DC had become millionaires -- if it arrived any earlier, it would have been too insurrectionist for the common good.
-Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)1. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
2. Love at First Feel
3. Big Balls
5. Problem Child
6. There's Gonna Be Some Rockin'
7. Ain't No Fun (Waiting Round to Be a Millionaire)
8. Ride On
9. Squealer$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Paul WalkerConsisting of Patrick Kindlon (End of A Year, Self Defense Family), Chris Villeneuve (drums), Nick Cogan (guitar), Cory Galusha (guitar) and Pat Wynne (bass), Drug Church is the sound garbage makes when thrown off a roof into the dumpster your dickhead boss rented for your underpaying contractor gig. Come back in a few weeks and steal the copper piping because there's no other benefit to the job and you're probably getting sick from asbestos, so to hell with it.
Borrowing heavily from bands like Seaweed and Quicksand, Drug Church released their debut, self-titled EP in July of 2012, the perfect record to listen to as you skate home from your night shift cleaning up puke in the bathroom of a Steak & Shake. It even scored the band a spot on Alternative Press' "100 Bands You Need To Know" list earlier this year!
2013 rolled around the guys took a break from delivering pizzas and entered the studio to record their first full-length, Paul Walker; surely named for their secret obsession with 'Varsity Blues' and 'Eight Below.' And the thought of letting these dudes wild again in the studio scared the shit out of No Sleep President Chris Hansen; rightfully so!
No Sleep offered us a bunch of money and suggested producers to record this LP with and we said, 'Bro. You forgot the struggle, you forgot the streets," Kindlon says. "We're recording this as the coregods intended: Quick and nasty.' So what's what we did. Pushpit.
Nonetheless, the guys somehow managed to crank out ten of the gnarliest tracks you'll hear all year long, including the new song, "Donny's Woods."
For everyone who ever thought about faking their own death, we present 'Donny's Woods' a song about how quickly people will forget about your ass, Kindlon tells AltPress.com.
One thing people won't forget though is how awesome Paul Walker is...oh and the album is pretty good too!1. Thinking About Joining Drug Church
2. Reading Youtube Comments
3. Clifton Country
4. Shopping For a Belt
5. Donny's Woods
6. Learning To Speak British
7. Attending a Cousin's Birthday Party
8. Deconstructing Snapcase
9. Thrill Hill
10. Riding the Bus To Schenectady$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Ire Works succeeds in many of the same ways that their previous album did, while branching out creatively. They continue to toy with technical metal, blistering hardcore, jazz breaks, and post-punk, but here they evolve again by adding more twists and turns with additional electronic elements. While the merging of too many styles in hardcore can make for a convoluted result (see Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled release), the added instruments and genre changeups enhance the result rather than acting as ornamental distractions.
Edgy Aphex Twin-style drill'n'bass drum breaks and stretched and squeezed electro blips feel strangely at home next to the psychotic time-signature changes and manic riffs, especially on the tracks Sick on Sunday, Dead as History, and When Acting as a Wave. Violins, pianos, and trumpets sit nicely in the mix, and the group's willingness to take chances leads to stunning artistic endeavors rather than stale attempts at crossing genres just for the sake of being clever. Original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis makes an appearance, as does Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds, but the most notable inclusion is drummer Gil Sharone, who proves himself an expert at picking up the slack after the departure of founding member Chris Pennie to play in Coheed and Cambria.
Undoubtedly, this act added anger to fuel the fire of their heavier numbers. 82588, Fix Your Face, and Party Smasher are as wicked and manic as their most difficult earlier stuff; conversely, the melodic hooks and falsetto of Black Bubblegum and the watery ambience of Mouth of Ghosts balance out the album nicely. It can be inaccessible and terrifying all at once, but in a genre overly saturated with formulaic groups, Ire Works is a true standout. If DEP aren't careful and continue down this innovative path, they could easily be labeled the Radiohead of metalcore- a visceral metal album that pushes the envelope.1. Fix Your Face
3. Black Bubblegum
4. Sick On Sunday
5. When Acting As a Particle
6. Nong Eye Gong
7. When Acting As a Wave
9. Milk Lizard
10. Party Smasher
11. Dead As History
12. Horse Hunter
13. Mouth Of Ghosts$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Die ScreamingSomething sinister is looming in the mist - a ghastly three-headed apparition, equal parts riffage & rancour and fuelled by a steady diet of garage rock 7-inches played at 33RPM and horror movies watched at 5AM, the primeval force of Satan's Satyrs is returned to the earth to lay waste to everything in its path.
Rising from the primordial ooze of Herndon, Virginia Satan's Satyrs hit the metal underground like a tidal wave of sulphur with their debut proper, 2012's Wild Beyond Belief. This almighty assault, almost entirely the work of chief Satyr Clayton Burgess, was a harrowing blast of fuzz-drenched aggro - a clash of Venom-esque metalpunk squalor and in-the-red garage-rock dementia.
With Jarrett Nettnin soon joining the fray on guitar and Stephen Fairfield on drums, the power-trio were soon invited by Electric Wizard to 2013's Roadburn Festival, which they graced with two scorching sets, one being entirely comprised of cuts by their heinous heroes Blue Cheer. Yet the three-piece, despite being barely into their twenties, weren't about to rest on their laurels. What's more, the result of their onward march into grisly pastures new is the more mature yet no less malicious new opus, 'Die Screaming' which sees it's European release via Bad Omen Records in 2014.
This time around, the band set about expanding their sound, maintaining their trash-obsessed aesthetic whilst sharpening their songcraft to produce an album possessed of both mighty heaviosity and incisive hooks. Bolstered by roaring Hammond and percussive ornamentation that bring still more Hammer Horror atmosphere to the fray, 'Die Screaming' transcends the band's Black Sabbath, Stooges and Black Flag influences to arrive at a relentlessly gory and gung-ho assault on the senses. One minute, this terror-troupe are dishing out the rotten rock n'roll of 'One By One (They Die) and Curse Of The Corpse, which stalk the Earth like the reanimated corpses of Budgie and Blue Oyster Cult records past. The next, on the jaw-dropping title-track, they're throwing Death SS, the Alice Cooper of Sick Things and Scott Reagers-era Saint Vitus into a bubbling cauldron and standing well back. Yet at all times Satan's Satyrs' gonzo attack is authentically red in both tooth and claw.
Rising high above the overkill of self-styled occult rock that lurks in the underground at present. Satan's Satyrs are blazing a trail through a nightmarish world of battered VHS videos, overheated ampstacks and dog-eared vinyl, and are a band fit to set the pulse of any self-respecting trash connoisseur racing. With 'Die Screaming', they're set to carry out the Devil's bidding across the globe with uniquely sordid and salacious style.1. Thumper's Theme
2. Instruments of Hellfire
3. Curse of the Corpse
4. Black Souls
5. Show Me Your Skull
6. One By One
7. Lucifer Lives
8. Die Screaming$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now