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Hard Times And Nursery RhymesLegendary Punk Rock Band's 1st Studio Record Since 2004
Group Embraces Gritty, Soulful Currents on Can't-Miss Set
Social Distortion's first new studio record in nearly six years, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes builds on singer Mike Ness twin footings, one in the haunted American landscapes of Hank Williams and the other in the raw swagger of Exile On Main Streetâ€era Rolling Stones. While these twin pillars have always been behind Social Distortions anthemic songs, on Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes they come roaring to the fore, in one of the hardest rocking, most soulful albums of Ness career.
From opener California (Hustle and Flow), a song with enough attitude to redline a 40 Merc, to the dark rockin cover of Hank Williams' Alone and Forsaken, longtime fans will find the trademark punk roar they love. New fans, too, will be drawn to Ness maturing songwriting and vocals with an eye to his rock and roll legacy. Ness also produced Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes (his first time at the production helm).
Cigar-puffing hoodlums, sleazy pimps, staggering winos, down-and-out blue-collar stiffs, on-the-run hustlers, wounded romantics, and spurned lovers are among the crowds that congregate on the street corners of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, one of the most consistent, complete, soulful, and tunefully gritty records of Social Distortions career. The set reflects the groups progressive embrace of organ into arrangements. As such, subtle spiritual undercurrents coarse through several tunes.
--Bob Gendron, TONE Audio, Issue 341. Road Zombie
2. California (Hustle and Flow)
3. Gimme The Sweet And Lowdown
4. Diamond In The Rough
5. Machine Gun Blues
7. Far Side Of Nowhere
8. Alone And Forsaken
9. Writing On The Wall
10. Can't Take it with You
11. Still Alive$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Independent Years: 1983-2004 (Box Set)Social Distortion's first ever vinyl box set, From A 'G' to A Gent, collects the band's independent label releases from their rough and tumble punk rock beginnings to the roots rock sound that defined a generation. Includes Mommy's Little Monster, Prison Bound, Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll and the compilation Mainliner (Wreckage From The Past) on unique colored vinyl, all in a collectible slipcase.LP 1: Mommy's Little Monster
1. The Creeps
2. Another State Of Mind
3. It Wasn't A Pretty Picture
4. Telling Them
5. Hour Of Darkness
6. Mommy's Little Monster
8. All The Answers
9. Moral Threat
LP 2: Prison Bound
1. It's The Law
3. Like An Outlaw (For You)
4. Backstreet Girl
5. Prison Bound
6. No Pain No Gain
7. On My Nerves
8. I Want What I Want
10. Lost Child
LP 3: Sex, Love And Rock 'N' Roll
1. Reach For The Sky
2. Highway 101
3. Don't Take Me For Granted
4. Footprints On My Ceiling
5. Nickels And Dimes
6. I Wasn't Born To Follow
7. Winners And Losers
9. Live Before You Die
10. Angel's Wings
LP 4: Mainliner (Wreckage From The Past)
1. 1945 (Posh Boy)
2. Playpen (Posh Boy)
4. Moral Threat
5. All The Answers
6. Justice For All
7. Under My Thumb
8. 1945 (13th Floor)
9. Playpen (13th Floor)
10. Mass Hysteria$99.99Colored Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Under The Influences (Pre-Order)Under the Influences, the second solo album from Social Distortion's Mike Ness, is a compilation of country, rock, and bluegrass covers released just six months after his first solo effort, Cheating at Solitaire.1. All I Can Do Is Cry
2. Gamblin' Man
3. Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing
4. I Fought The Law
5. Big Iron
6. One More Time
7. Six More Miles
8. A Thief In The Night
9. Once A Day
10. Funnel Of Love
11. House Of Gold
12. Wildwood Flower
13. Ball And Chain (Honky Tonk)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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Prison BoundThe classic Prison Bound album from rock 'n' roll legends Social Distortion is now available on vinyl for the first time in years. Their second album was the turning point that saw band leader Mike Ness expand Social Distortion's songwriting into the signature sound we know today complete with stories of hard living while teetering on
redemption.1. It's The Law
3. Like An Outlaw (For You)
4. Backstreet Girl
5. Prison Bound
6. No Pain No Gain
7. On My Nerves
8. I Want What I Want
10. Lost Child$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Somewhere Between Heaven And HellThe American punk rock band Social Distortion formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. Frontman of the band is vocalist, guitar player and main songwriter Mike Ness.
Since its inception the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent, with many members coming and going with the only constant member being Mike Ness.
'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell' is their fourth studio album originally released in 1992. It continues the melding of country and rockabilly influences with punk that began two albums before with the album 'Prison Bound'. Clear influences include Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.
The album also marks the first time that a Social Distortion line-up had not changed in three consecutive studio recordings.1. Cold Feelings (3:30)
2. Bad Luck (4:25)
3. Making Believe (4:12)
4. Born To Lose (4:08)
5. Bye Bye Baby (3:05)
1. When She Begins (5:03)
2. 99 To Life (4:29)
3. King Of Fools (2:49)
4. Sometimes I Do (4:00)
5. This Time Darlin' (4:08)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Agents of the UndergroundOver their tenure as the progenitors of the metal-infused punk sound, Strung Out have yet to get complacent. Instead, like a championship fighter that gets stronger with every round, they continually unleash a battering assault of technical guitar work and gripping melodies.
The band's latest full-length (7th overall), Agents of the Underground, is a triumphant defense of the title they've held for years. With blisteringly fast riffs, crushing rhythms, and powerful vocals, Agents of the Underground is quintessential Strung Out, yet, as with each succeeding release, the band manages to evolve their sound. This time around the band enlisted the producing talents of Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion, Danzig, Pennywise) and from the very first moments of the album the success of the collaboration is overtly apparent. With passionate melodies that recall Strung Out's earlier albums and the ruthless aggressive music showcased on their recent releases, Agents of the Underground can be hailed as the perfect culmination of all their past efforts. As Strung Out fans have come to expect, the hybrid of raw pulsing emotion, scientific precision, and years of experience yields a product that far surpasses all imitators. Agents of the Underground is no exception to this, rather an escalation. One listen and you'll know exactly how the band maintains relevance and continues to garner new fans with each release.1. Black Crosses
3. The Fever and the Sound
4. Heart Attack
6. Ghetto Heater
7. Agents of the Underground
8. Nation of Theives
9. Jack Knife
10. Dead Spaces
11. Andy Warhol$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Prison Bound (Deluxe)
Limited Edition Of 2000
180 Gram Concrete Colored Vinyl
Includes Art Print
The classic album from rock legends Social Distortion is now available on vinyl for the 1st time in years. Their 2nd
album saw band leader Mike Ness expand into the signature sound we know today complete with stories of hard
living while teetering on redemption. Deluxe Edition features concrete colored 180g vinyl, commemorative art print &
embossed/debossed album jacket.1. It's The Law
3. Like An Outlaw (For You)
4. Backstreet Girl
5. Prison Bound
6. No Pain No Gain
7. On My Nerves
8. I Want What I Want
10. Lost Child$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
England Keep My BonesFrank Turner is ready. On the other side of the Atlantic in his native U.K., he has had a banner year, seeing his single gI Still Believeh catch fire at radio, nominated for NMEfs Best Solo Artist award, scooping the prestigious 'Spirit Of Independence' award from Kerrang, and headlining a sold]out Brixton Academy show in December.
Now Frank Turner is set to release his highly anticipated fourth album, England Keep My Bones, with contributions from Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, folk singers Emily Barker and Chris T]T, and Unbelievable Truthfs Andy Yorke.
England Keep My Bones comes on the heels of Frankfs biggest U.S. push so far, a fall tour with Social Distortion, continuing the DIY aesthetic Frank has brought to conquering America: touring with Chuck Raganfs Revival Tour, Gaslight Anthem, and the Offspring, while always taking the opportunity to play at a local record store or living room along the way. Now that he has built a U.S. base one fan at a time, 2011 looks set to be the year of Frank Turner.1. Eulogy
2. Peggy Sang The Blues
3. I Still Believe
5. I Am Disappeared
6. English Curse
7. One Foot Before The Other
8. If Ever I Stray
9. Wessex Boy
10. Nights Become Days
12. Glory Hallelujah$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Social DistortionSocial Distortion's third eponymous album from 1990 turned out to be their best-known work and would come to spawn the most hits, with singles 'Ball And Chain', 'Story Of My Life' and the Johnny Cash cover 'Ring Of Fire'.
It mixed Punk with Rockabilly, Blues & Country, and split the difference between Rockabilly and Ramones-style Punk.
It is albums like this that prove why Social Distortion was able to survive the demise of the LA Hardcore scene with flair and come out on top!1. So Far Away
2. Let It Be Me
3. Story Of My Life
4. Sick Boys
5. Ring Of Fire
6. Ball And Chain
7. It Coulda Been Me
8. She's A Knockout
9. A Place In My Heart
10. Drug Train$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MillportThis album represents three distinct historical trends that came together in the span of only 10 days during recording at Studios 606 and Big Bad Sound in April of 2016. The most obvious one is the musicians themselves. The rhythm section is composed of players from Social Distortion. 36 years ago, Bad Religion and Social Distortion shared a stage in Santa Ana, California. Well, it wasn't really a stage, it was an abandoned warehouse made into a punk concert/party place. That was my first concert, as the singer/songwriter in Bad Religion. Our styles over the years diverged, but one consistent element remained - our love of American Folk Rock and Old-Time music continued to grow.
The second root apparent on this album is that of the sound and musicianship itself. No mere hacks, these musicians are masters. Vintage wood, having been crafted into musical instruments, produces the sound of history when played by virtuosos such as those collected here. An old guitar, a vintage fiddle, drums and bass, clawhammer banjo, and a combo of electric guitar and tubed amplifier, create a sound that can only be described as classic. When you add the beautiful harmonies of these most excellent background singers, there is no doubt that this music comes from a deep-rooted expression of American experience.
The final historical root is a personal one. The people who introduced me to Old-Time music are now old-timers themselves. My family roots go back to Indiana and Wisconsin. The Indiana folks sang a-Capella in the old country chapel at my Grandma's funeral. Her children taught me to sing and the songs they chose came from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and of course the folk revival tunes of the 1960s. This was the sound I brought forth to my own band starting in the 1980s. It's the only kind of lyrical style I know. And hopefully, this album will add another strong branch to my music. Thank you all for continuing to water the tree.
-Greg Graffin 20161. Backroads of My Mind
2. Too Many Virtues
3. Lincoln's Funeral Train
5. Time of Need
6. Making Time
8. Echo on the Hill
10. Waxwings$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
White Light, White HeatImport
1 - Dear Lover
2 - Don't Drag Me Down
3 - Untitled
4 - I Was Wrong
5 - Crown Of Thorns
6 - The Wanderer (Live At The Ritz '86)
1 - Down On The World Again
2 - When The Angels Sing
3 - Gotta Know The Rules
4 - Through These Eyes
4 - Pleasure Seeker
5 - Down Here (w/ The Rest Of Us)
6 Mike Ness - I Fought The Law (Live)$39.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trouble MakerRancid as a band has always been imbued with a sense of place: the blue collar neighborhoods where they grew up in Berkley, California, their place as individuals within their band, their band as part of a movement and their evolving sense of place in relation to the world at large. This year Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Matt Freeman (bass, vocals), Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar), and Branden Steineckert (drums) return with their ninth studio album Trouble Maker.
Born in the midst of the post-Reagan economic downturn in the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay region specifically, Rancid came to light as Armstrong and Freeman were moving forward after the first band they founded, Operation Ivy, reached a friendly demise. As Rancid, the band took up the torch of social commentary and the examination of the local scene and instantly inflamed the newly revived punk community, setting the stage for what was to come. After having seen the American dream dwindle and fade within their country, community, and homes, Rancid put their description of its aftermath into their songs. Each album served as a layer cementing Rancid's natural place in punk. Their lyrical themes established their identity in the punk rock world while musically they incorporated horns, rockabilly bass lines, reggae rhythms, rasp, and distortion. Balancing their personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude, Rancid gave their listeners a community.
Over the past 2 decades, Rancid has shown awareness of their changing environment and have established their place in it, all while never losing sight of themselves as individuals or as a band.1. Track Fast
2. Ghost of a Chance
3. Telegraph Avenue
4. An Intimate Close Up Of A Street Punk Trouble Maker
5. Where I'm Going
7. Farewell Lola Blue
8. All American Neighborhood
9. Bovver Rock and Roll
10. Make it Out Alive
11. Molly Make Up Your Mind
12. I Got Them Blues Again
13. Beauty of the Pool Hall
14. Say Goodbye to Our Heroes
15. I Kept a Promise
16. Cold Cold Blood
17. This is Not the End$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Over the past 20 years Tiger Army have made themselves a household name in the sub-culture and
punk rock communities. They've toured the world over countless times, sharing the stage with Morrissey,
AFI, Social Distortion and more. They've appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and have headlined many
punk rock / rockabilly festivals such as The Hootnanny. With four full-length albums, and three EPS
Tiger Army have sold over 430,000 albums to date.
It's been almost ten years since their last release, but Tiger Army are back and stronger than ever with
their heavily anticipated new album, V. The album was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem,
Flogging Molly, The Bouncing Souls) and includes 13 tracks that showcase the band doing what they do
best, fusing elements of punk, rock, and rockabilly. V is the album critics and fans have been hoping for.
Tiger Army is alive and well, and V proves that the band is still just getting started, even after 20 years.1. Prelude: Ad Victoriam
3. Prisoner Of The Night
4. I Am The Moth
5. World Without The Moon
6. Dark And Lonely Night
7. Knife's Edge
8. Devil Lurks On The Road
9. Happier Times
10. Candy Ghosts
11. Train To Eternity
12. When The Tide Comes In
13. In The Morning Light$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags,
guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion,
defies expectations at every turn. Produced by David Kalish, noted for his long
association with Rickie Lee Jones, at his Redstar Studio in Los Angeles, the
album features 10 striking original songs written by Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a.
A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum
was enlisted for the recording. Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham
on "Then You Stand Alone," while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced
several of Browne's classic '70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos'
multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in
on "Wayward Cain" and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric
Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled
by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello's bands. Wickersham's colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough
and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander
Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.1. One Foot In The Gutter
3. Then You Stand Alone
4. Clay Wheels
5. Forlorn Walls
6. Wayward Cain
8. Hope Dies Hard
9. Alone Tonight
10. The Way It Goes$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wild in the Streets (200 Gram)
200g Black Vinyl Numbered
Limited To 1000 Copies
Mastered For Vinyl By Masterdisk
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The litany of SoCal hardcore classics continues at Drastic Plastic Records with the reissue of one of the all time greats: Wild in the Streets by the Circle Jerks.
The Circle Jerks have come to typify the last great youth movement in America: The hardcore punk movement of he late 1970s and early '80s. Wild in the Streets, the band's second album, is the Jerks in classic form: poignant, political, sarcastic and raunchy. And the cover features a gang of youths led by none other than Mike Ness, of Social Distortion. Wild in the Streets proceeds Golden Shower of Hits also available on Drastic Plastic Records.
ORIGINAL MASTER: Our Wild in the Streets reissue was mastered from the original, Jerks-approved mix which only appeared on the first vinyl pressing in 1982, and never on CD.1. Wild in the Streets
2. Leave Me Alone
3. Stars and Stripes
4. 86'd (Good as Gone)
5. Meet the Press
7. Murder the Disturbed
8. Letter Bomb
9. Question Authority
10. Defamation Innuendo
11. Moral Majority
12. Forced Labor
13. Political Stu
14.Just Like Me/Put A Little Love in Your Heart$30.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
KikoKiko on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
Distinguished Band's Ambitious 1992 Album Stands as Peak Moment in a Career Filled With High-Water Marks
Gloriously Multidimensional Sonics Yield Colorful Quilt of Textures and Subtleties: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Exposes Use of Studio as an Instrument
Rollicking Blues, Cabaret Jazz, Otherworldly Lullabies, Snarling Rock, and More Fill Landmark Set
Only a few years removed from breaking through with their cover of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," Los Lobos turned even more heads with Kiko, a beautifully textured and flawlessly executed musical statement that reveals the group taking on ambitious musical challenges and surmounting every one. In pairing with producer Mitchell Froom, the band yielded this critically acclaimed 1992 set that remains the apex of its distinguished career.
Mastered from original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram LP version of Kiko presents the record in previously unimaginable fidelity. In particular, Froom's exquisite production can now be experienced in full relief, with the vintage tape-loop keyboards and spare arrangements yielding an ethereal feel, otherworldly ambience, and colorful finish that complement the ace playing. The subtleties of the richly detailed backdrops-splashed with distortion, feedback, random sound effects, sonorous horns, ominous chants, delicately plucked harps-are greatly enhanced, turning the multifaceted Kiko into the aural equivalent of a sensational IMAX presentation.
The material, too, ravishes the senses. In Rolling Stone's original review of Kiko, David Okamoto remarks "the music sounds more created than contrived, thanks to the compassionate touch of the group's main songwriters, singer-guitarist David Hidalgo and drummer Louis PÉrez." Indeed, the Los Angeles ensemble tackles tough-minded social issues such as alcoholism, suicide, abuse, homelessness, death, and rape without coming across as preachy or melodramatic. The record's power relates to that possessed by the most timeless albums-the emotional and metaphysical capacities to transcend problems, overcome adversity, and deliver catharsis.
Spanning rollicking blues and dreamy pop balladry to snarling rock and traditional Mexican-inspired waltzes, Kiko seemingly knows no bounds. Lullabies such as "Saint Behind the Glass" claim mellifluous elegance while the cabaret-laced jazz of work like "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" glows with a dark majesty, thanks to both the skilled performance and Froom's illuminating production. Los Lobos seldom, if ever, drifted so far outside of the roots-rock box as they do on Kiko. And yet, the collective's binding connection to folklore remains in tact. Native American, Hispanic, and Catholic elements surface in the lyrics and arrangements, the characteristics expressing a multicultural reach that parallels the songs' multidimensional construction.
And still, it remains impossible to ignore the use of the studio as the record's secret-weapon instrument. Imaginative tricks such as noise gates, filters, and psychedelic devices help establish a surrealism that never lets up. Neither does Kiko.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Dream In Blue
2. Wake Up Dolores
3. Angels with Dirty Faces
4. That Train Don't Stop Here
5. Kiko and the Lavender Moon
6. Saint Behind The Glass
7. Reva's House
8. When the Circus Comes
9. Arizona Skies
10. Short Side of Nothing
11. Two Janes
12. Wicked Rain
13. Whiskey Trail
14. Just a Man
16. Rio de Tenampa$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cheating At Solitaire (Pre-Order)Cheating at Solitaire is the first solo album from Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness. Originally Released in 1999, it bypasses much of Social Distortion's punk muscle in favor of a more roots-oriented approach to rock and roll.1. The Devil In Miss Jones
2. Don't Think Twice
3. Misery Loves Company
4. Crime Don't Pay
5. Rest Of Our Lives
6. You Win Again
7. Cheating At Solitaire
8. No Man's Friend
9. Charmed Life
10. Dope Fiend Blues
11. Ballad Of A Lonely Man
12. I'm In Love With My Car
13. If You Leave Before Me
14. Long Black Veil
15. Send Her Back
16. Company C$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER 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
Last Chance To DanceWhile Fat has a long history of bands influenced BY the Ramones (Chixdiggit!, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, Screeching Weasel), releasing an album FROM an actual Ramone is a first and a true honor. Last Chance to Dance is CJ Ramone's second solo album and was recorded with the stellar backing band of Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and David Hidalgo, Jr. (Social Distortion). With a sound and style true to the Ramones, CJ has created a positively infectious punk rock record. Sometimes you just "need a Ramones fix," the expression goes, and CJ Ramone's Last Chance to Dance satisfies that craving in spades. And now, a word from the man himself, CJ RAMONE:
Hey kids CJ Ramone here. My new record Last Chance to Dance is coming out November 25th!!! It's 12 tracks of everything you'd expect from a CJ Ramone record. Hard chargin' and vicious with some sweet melodies to smooth out the edges. Keep an eye for dates for our 2015 World Tour. See y'all on the big road.
-CJ1. Understand Me?
2. Won't Stop Swinging
3. One More Chance
4. Carry Me Away
5. 'Til The End
6. Long Way To Go
7. Mr. Kalashnikov
10. You Own Me
11. Last Chance To Dance
12. Cluster Fuck$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World Downfall (Awaiting Repress)Pressed From the Original Master Tapes
Specially Recreated Using Full Dynamic Range Mastering
Originally released in 1989 'World Downfall' is widely regarded as one of the most influential grindcore albums of all time. Hailing from Los Angeles, Terrorizer was one of the most extreme bands of a generation armed to the teeth with heavily distorted riffs, harsh vocals and scathing social commentary in the lyrics. The members went onto play in other household names in the extreme music scene such as Napalm Death, Morbid Angel and Nausea.1. After World Obliteration
2. Storm Of Stress
3. Fear Of Napalm
4. Human Prey
5. Corporation Pull-In
6. Strategic Warheads
7. Condemned System
9. Enslaved By Propaganda
10. Need To Live
11. Ripped To Shreds
13. Whirlwind Struggle
15. Dead Shall Rise
16. World Downfall$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Strange PeaceSince releasing their self-titled debut record in 2012, which The New
Yorker called, "One of the year's best albums a punishing, noisy,
exhilarating thing," the Toronto-based 3-piece METZ have garnered
international acclaim as one of the most electrifying and forceful live acts,
touring widely and extensively, playing hundreds of shows each year around
Now, Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), along with Hayden Menzies (drums), and
Chris Slorach (bass) are set to unleash their highly-anticipated third
full-length album, Strange Peace, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to
the status quo.
The best punk isn't an assault as much as it's a challenge - to what's
normal, to what's comfortable, or simply to what's expected. Teetering on
the edge of perpetual implosion," NPR wrote in their glowing review of
METZ's 2015 second album, II.
Strange Peace was recorded in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve
Albini. The result is a distinct artistic maturation into new and alarming
territory, frantically pushing past where the band has gone before, while
capturing the notorious intensity of their live show. The trio continued to
assemble the album (including home recordings, additional
instrumentation) in their hometown, adding the finishing touches with
longtime collaborator, engineer and mixer, Graham Walsh.
Strange Peace isn't merely a collection of eleven uninhibited and urgent
songs. It's also a kind of sonic venting, a truculent social commentary that
bludgeons and provokes, excites and unsettles. With all the pleasurable
tension and anxiety of a fever dream, Strange Peace is equal parts
challenging and accessible. It is this implausible balancing act, moving
from one end of the musical spectrum to the other, that only a band of
METZ's power and capacity can maintain: discordant and melodic,
powerful and controlled, meticulous and instinctive, subtle and complex,
precise and reckless, wholehearted and merciless, brutal and optimistic,
terrifying and fun.
"Their whiplash of distortion is made with precision, a contained chaos.
But you would never talk about them like that. Because METZ are not
something you study or analyze," wrote Liisa Ladouceur in Exclaim! "They
are something you feel: a transfer of energy, pure and simple." In other
words: to feel something, fiercely and intensely, but together, not alone.1. Mess of Wires
2. Drained Lake
5. Lost in the Blank City
6. Mr. Plague
8. Common Trash
9. Escalator Teeth
10. Dig a Hole
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landmark"There's a moment in growing up when it becomes clear that the road you walk is your own to cultivate."
A surprisingly profound sentiment for a band of 21-year olds. Nevertheless, it's a sentiment that animates much of landmark, the debut album from Minneapolis' Hippo Campus.
From the resplendent "Way It Goes," a guitar led gallop about the Instagram-filtered church of cool, to the propulsive "Boyish," a horn-kissed rumination on children of divorce, landmark is shot through with a woozy dissonance between precocious wisdom and old-as-time coming of age stories. The result is a messy, brave, and earnest whole - not to mention, a tectonic shift forward for a young band still discovering itself.
Of course, that should come as no surprise. Hippo Campus - comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jake Luppen, guitarist/vocalist Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach Sutton, and drummer Whistler Allen - have done their fair share of growing up since forming in late 2013. Their pair of 2015 EPs, Bashful Creatures and South, catapulted a freshly-formed band onto sold out tours, radio airwaves, late night TV stages, timelines, feeds, and glowing screens the world over. After a 10-month stretch of work informed by their surprising ascent, Hippo Campus' first full-length showcases not only their trademark ear for ringing melodies and impeccably constructed pop frameworks, but a desire to dig deeper-both into their talent and in their selves-for inspiration.
landmark's recording, helmed by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, etc.), primarily took place at Sonic Ranch, with finishing touches applied at Pachyderm Studios in the band's native Minnesota. The ranch, a residential studio located on a 2300-acre pecan farm near the border between Texas and Mexico, represented a big shift for four young men from the northern Midwest's cooler climes. "You're just in the middle of the desert, and there are these pecan trees for as far as you can see," says Stocker. "It's pretty surreal-kind of like a dream."
Dreams are where the mind's deepest desires manifest, so it's fitting landmark is rife with up-close lyrics that reflect the struggles of crash-landing into an always-on world. "It's our most honest release yet, but it didn't start that way at all," says Luppen. "There are two halves to the record-the first half represents our first stage of writing, where we're showing off our ironic side and criticizing the culture of social media, and the youth culture that we're a huge part of now. It's a world we've been forced to plug into, whether we want to or not, and we talk about our qualms with that world."
Perhaps nowhere on the album are those qualms more evident than on "Western Kids," one of landmark's most upbeat numbers, but also one of its most contemptuous: "I just love this, I swear I'll go viral, from the burbs to the streets now it's a revival," sings Luppen, tongue firmly planted in cheek. "The spirit is found in the idealistically idle, the age of excess."
Meanwhile, "Sun Veins," the distortion-heavy track that opens the record, is a direct response to the expectations heaped upon the band as they grew: "'Sun Veins' represents an intense period in my life when I wanted to burn everything down, and it represents this moment of absolute clarity," says Luppen. "I'm talking about a person, but at the same time I'm talking about myself and us as a band. Throughout the past year, I thought that I had to be different and that the band had to be different, but it turned out that we had to look more inward and find ourselves again."
Indeed, landmark invites introspection and close listening-even its most upbeat songs are rich with details, like the whistling break that lands in the middle of the galloping "Simple Season" or the spangles of guitar that slice through the clamor of "Tuesday." Elsewhere, the second half of landmark is dominated by a somber stretch that includes the lush "Monsoon," which slowly blooms into a quiet freak-out of reverb and synth, a revelation in the context of the band's catalog. "It was a breakthrough-we could use the studio and make something transcendent," says Luppen.
Transcendence doesn't come easy. It's usually the payoff to a long journey. And while Hippo Campus' journey is still being written, with landmark, the band has never seemed more confident in the road they're walking.1. Sun Veins
2. Way It Goes
5. Simple Season
7. Western Kids
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Champions At Heart (Out Of Stock)Limited Edition On Red Colored Vinyl!
Dave Smalley (DYS, Dag Nasty, All) and Down By Law celebrate 23 years as a band with this album of melodic punk anthems that is their ninth full-length release and reminiscent of their classics on Epitaph. Down By Law's First new album since 2003. 16 tracks recorded by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and mastered by Derek O'Brien (Social Distortion).1. Bullets
3. New Song
4. Popcorn & Coke
5. Knock This Town
6. Tiny Answers
7. Face Forward
8. Punk Rock United (Step I)
10. Misfits United (Step II)
11. Warriors United (Step III)
13. Perpetual Sorrow
14. Rebels & Angels
15. Champions At Heart
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