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  • 01. Rotten Mind
    02. Binding Me
    03. The Lonely Face
    04. Empty Places
    05. Forming Horrors
    06. Corpse Dream
    07. Nets
    08. Simple Evil
    09. The Roads
    10. Blood Apex
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    HUMAN TROPHY

    Corpse Dream

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    Reuben Sawyer is nothing if not prolific. He’s also a man of many talents - his various projects have included the coldwave sounds of The Column, Hollow Sunshine’s blown-out psych-noise, Anytime Cowboy’s take on countrified weirdo-pop, and even ambient house courtesy of Rose. Oh, and he’s a visual artist too, of course. Pfft, who needs an attention span anyway? One thing he’s also dabbled in, however, is post-punk. Human Trophy is firmly in line with that tradition, but pulling from multiple directions at once - one minute this album rattles along like Big Black with the tempo down and the textures dialled up, the next we’re firmly in Christian Death territory. The twisting guitar lines and pummelling bass of ‘Forming Horrors’ even call to mind his blackened punk project Dry Insides, but with less velocity and a helluva lot more menace. Is ‘Corpse Dream’ a goth record? Possibly. Whether goth is a lifestyle choice for Sawyer or not, he’s certainly adept at immersing himself in sounds and making them feel like a comfortable fit. As with all his projects, it feels like another effortless facet of Reuben Sawyer - and in keeping with the rest of his output, it’s absolutely packed with songs you’ll wanna play again and again. Penultimate track ‘The Roads’ is built on a none-more gloomy pile-up of darkly portentous rhythms and a firm sense of disquiet, but once you’re locked into its circular riffage you’ll feel an urge to keep the loop going endlessly.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2021
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. S Construction
    02. Violent Game
    03. Blind
    04. Eyes Conversing
    05. Lude 2
    06. Mind Temp
    07. Do You?
    08. Goons On The Beach
    09. New Way Out
    10. Lude
    11. Step
    12. Irrelevant Man
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    SMIRK

    s/t

    [engl] 
    A year characterised by a pandemic, lockdowns, political ineptitude and oh, so much staying the fuck at home is enough to make anyone want to blow off a little steam. One overused piece of glib idiocy at the start of the Trump era was ‘at least punk will be good’, as though punk can only be good when it flips the bird to right-wing, authritarian shit-headery rather than amplifying anything else. Sure, there’ve been plenty of great records over the last four years, but sometimes (across the whole of 2020, for instance) the levels of anger, fear and frustration can be overwhelming and you need a little space to goof around. For some of us, though, goofing around is serious business - and here’s a record to illustrate that perfectly. Smirk is the solo project of Public Eye’s Nick Vicario, and while you’ll hear similarities to his main outfit across these 12 excellent tracks (from the off, you can imagine how PE might refine garage-carved nuggets like ‘S Construction’), here there’s less sang-froid and more… well, fun. The reference points you might expect are still there (Killed By Death comps and Wire, especially their 80s period, to name a couple), but with added scuzz and something even approaching joy - the whirling synths of ‘Eyes Conversing’ feel ominous, but they also convey a sense of delirious excitement.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2021
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. B What You B
    02. Here's The Rub
    03. God Bless The Ego
    04. Reprobate
    05. Playin MTV
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    ITCHY SELF

    Here's The Rub

    [engl] 
    A year characterised by a pandemic, lockdowns, political ineptitude and oh, so much staying the fuck at home is enough to make anyone want to blow off a little steam. One overused piece of glib idiocy at the start of the Trump era was ‘at least punk will be good’, as though punk can only be good when it flips the bird to right-wing, authritarian shit-headery rather than amplifying anything else. Sure, there’ve been plenty of great records over the last four years, but sometimes (across the whole of 2020, for instance) the levels of anger, fear and frustration can be overwhelming and you need a little space to goof around. For some of us, though, goofing around is serious business - and here’s a record to illustrate that perfectly. Smirk is the solo project of Public Eye’s Nick Vicario, and while you’ll hear similarities to his main outfit across these 12 excellent tracks (from the off, you can imagine how PE might refine garage-carved nuggets like ‘S Construction’), here there’s less sang-froid and more… well, fun. The reference points you might expect are still there (Killed By Death comps and Wire, especially their 80s period, to name a couple), but with added scuzz and something even approaching joy - the whirling synths of ‘Eyes Conversing’ feel ominous, but they also convey a sense of delirious excitement.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2021
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. The Abandonment
    02. Tears
    03. Eternity
    04. The Grotto Screams
    05. Veil of Sanctuary
    06. Death in the Country
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    ALTAR OF EDEN

    The Grotto Screams

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    Perhaps you, like me, have listened to Bauhaus and Killing Joke and thought, ‘Well, this is great, but I wish it was a bit more of a rager.’ Similarly, maybe you listened to The Effigies and Samhain before musing to yourself, ‘Cool, although I thought it’d be darker.’ In other words, it’s occurred to you that deathrock could be a tad deathier and - if it’s not too distasteful of me to say so - rock a hell of a lot harder. Step forward, Altar of Eden. The project of Austin, TX resident Albert Limones (whose bruising sounds you may have heard in the shadowy likes of Nosferatu and Creamers), it’s an unholy marriage of Big Black’s mechanistic rhythms and the serrated, atmospheric noise of yer favourite early ‘80s 4AD types. Tracks like ‘The Abandonment’ absolutely lay waste to your speakers - it opens with a harrowing shriek before throbs of chorusing bass and guitar carve out their own unnerving paths. Somewhere in the distance, a menacing voice can be heard, buried in murk and distortion, with the song operating at breakneck pace and maximum volume - hey, I think our criteria may have been met. Second track ‘Tears’ ups the ante, leaning heavily on atmospheric gloom while pushing the drum machine to the fore, like Clan of Xymox setting up traps for the Slenderman, before the lacerating strafes of guitar on ‘Eternity’ invite the nightmares to truly begin.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2021
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Can't Feel Good
    02. Half Track Mind
    03. Rockpile
    04. Eyeball Crush
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    STOOLS, THE

    Feelin' Fine

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    We’re all familiar with Seven Minutes in Heaven, right? It’s some sort of weird kissing game that cinema informs me was played by the cool kids at parties. You know, the sort of normie party you weren’t invited to, leaving you to sit at home, listening to the Misfits and scrawling Dead Kennedys logos over any and every available surface. Where are those kids now? Dunno, doing some boring job, I guess. Whatever. ‘Seven minutes in heaven’ is also a pretty apt description of the new EP by Detroit punx The Stools - the four songs that make up ‘Feelin’ Fine’ are over before you’ve had chance to blink, but hot damn, they’re good. They call themselves a ‘bluesy punk trio’, and fair enough - like their hometown forebears the MC5, they take the raw tools of rock’n’roll and dial up the speed, the intensity and the fury, resulting in a record that commands your attention, your adrenaline and your utter devotion. Like their 2018 album ‘Q-Nails’, ‘Feelin’ Fine’ sashays in with a loose-hipped swagger and an audible commitment to getting your feet flying every which way, but this time they’ve had a relatively hi-fi makeover - opener ‘Can’t Feel Good’ is yer classic show-opener, going from a flurry of chords and cymbal wash into an ear-catching riff and bone-crunching rhythm section.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    05.03.2021
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Point Of You
    02. State Of Mind
    03. Talk
    04. Going Numb
    05. Mr Situation
    06. Got It To Go
    07. Glass
    08. Kids Out On The Grass
    09. Fill In The Blanks
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    STIFF RICHARDS

    State Of Mind

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    First things first - you don’t need me to tell you about the significance of Australia in the history of punk. I mean, what am I, Jon Savage? Google it yourself, FFS. Instead, let’s just agree that the speedy, feral racket thrown together by the likes of The Saints, Radio Birdman and The Scientists in the mid-late ‘70s is AT LEAST as deliriously entertaining as anything concocted by their UK/US counterparts, sowing the seeds for seemingly endless garage-inflected noisemakers in the land down under. No one likes using words like ‘tradition’ or ‘heritage’ here - the punk rock clusterbomb is far too messy for any of that business - but also emerging from Australian rock’s primordial soup is the addictive sneer of Stiff Richards. Like their predecessors, the band are a gleefully wracked mess of full throttle energy and barrelling power chords, with songs like ‘Kids Out On The Grass’ and ‘Point of You’ proving at least the equal of ‘(I’m) Stranded’ or ‘Aloha Steve And Danno’. Nine tracks in less than 30 minutes, all winners and all determined to leave you flipping over couches and smashing your TV set. And let’s face it, you may as well; there’s nothing good on. It all builds towards frantic closer ‘Fill In The Blanks’, which rattles around your speakers like the UK Subs trying to play Ed Kuepper riffs at the centre of an earthquake, before grinding to a halt as a voice says, “That’s the one.
    Format
    LP red
    Release-Datum
    21.01.2021
    Genre
    Punk
    Preis
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  • 01. Nightmare World
    02. Bomb Blast/ Age Old Time
    03. Straight and Upright
    04. Harsh Reality
    05. Oceanic Feeling
    06. All Too Real
    07. Revelations
    08. A Sight To Behold
    09. No God
    10. Destroy and Resist
    11. Always The Victim
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    SLIMY MEMBER

    Ugly Songs For Ugly People

    [engl] Thought you’d missed out on the chance to scoop up one of the best punk albums of 2017? Luckily for you, here’s another opportunity - the debut album from Dallas’ own Slimy Member is back in print. That first pressing evaporated from stores almost as soon as it was released by Drunken Sailor, and now here it is, just in time for Xmas. So happy fucking holidays, and maybe don’t sleep on it this time, cheez. You know the sound already; a meaner-than-thou blast of ominous power chords and lowdown menace with nods to Rudimentary Peni (obviously), Die Kreuzen and the seething rush of early Saccharine Trust. That title, meanwhile, recalls The Cramps while there are even hints of the Misfits and their horror punk brethren - not least in Cesar Perez’s compelling growl, which alternates between a cathartic croon and conjuring images of someone gargling broken glass in an echo chamber. Either way, it sounds fucking great. With an endless stream of punk bands throwing back to the 1980s and somehow getting it very wrong indeed, you’d be forgiven for reading this dumbass precis and thinking, ‘So fucking what?’ But trust me: this record more than holds its own with the bands it draws influence from. It’s a howl from the gutter set to music that makes you want to pile up your belongings and set fire to them while bricking the windows of your local Conservative Club. Alternatively, it’s WAY existential and it fucking slays. Am I swearing too much? I can’t fucking help it. I fucking love this record. Don’t let yourself miss out for a second time.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.01.2021
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Mouth Full Of Snakes
    02. Dark Thoughts
    03. Black Paralysis
    04. Face Up To The Mist
    05. 7070'S
    06. Le Fay
    07. Three Foxes
    08. Tamam Shud
    09. Television Suicide
    10. They Surround Us
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    ZERO ZEROES

    s/t

    [engl] 
    Zero Zero: a sadly unlamented 1990s anthology comic series published by Fantagraphics, which published some of the most batshit underground cartoonists of the time, as well as some of the smartest satirists and grossest gross-out artists. It was briefly incredible; it stopped before it ran out of steam; it was punk as fuck. Zero Zeroes: just one of those ungoogleable band names, scuppered a tad by the existence of Californian ‘70s punkas The Zeroes. But this German band are definitely their own beast - OK, there are touches of San Diego legend John Reis in their DNA (the garage-centric power chords are pure Rocket From The Crypt; the relentless drive of the guitars calls to mind the wild focus of Hot Snakes), but they’re here to make a racket their own way, and it’s scintillating. So why mention the comic? Well, aside from the similarity in the names, there’s something about this gleefully menacing racket that just feels like it draws from the same well; equal parts smart, serious, cartoonish, and drawn to a devilish sense of reckless abandon that you’ll only find if you really know where to look for it. Whether making fist-clenching punk anthems from unsolved murder cases (as they do on the rollicking ‘Tamam Shud’) or simply slapping you in the face with killer riffage and even better tunes (‘Mouth Full Of Snakes’, ‘Dark Thoughts’.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.10.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Sea Of Tranquility
    02. Chosen One
    03. Prophecy
    04. Calamine
    05. Wrong Calculator
    06. Peaceful and Extinct
    07. Digital God
    08. Specialtronics
    09. Green Vision
    10. Open Up The Book
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    Knowso

    Specialtronics Green Vision

    [engl] 
    Ever since Rocket From The Tombs gave way to Pere Ubu and The Dead Boys, Cleveland’s been producing endless shots of adrenaline courtesy of the wildest, weirdest sounds around. Knowso may not have much sonically in common with their city’s elder statesmen, but they’re following in the same spiritual tradition, blasting away with a take on punk rock that’s tense, spiky and powerful. Following on from their ‘Look At The Chart’ 12” for California’s premier trash-rock stable Neck Chop, and a 7” for Total Punk, ‘Specialtronics Green Vision’ is their debut album - and as full-lengths go, it’s a helluva first offering. Cuts like ‘Calamine’ echo the likes of Devo in their jerked-out fury, but whereas there’s a whole raft of slopcore bands in recent years who’ve focused on the other-worldly side of Mothersbaugh and co., Knowso rub their angular tendencies against clenched-teeth riffage and a brutal sense of righteous outrage. The effect is somewhere in between Steve Albini’s more pointed rackets, Black Flag in both ‘weirdo freakout’ and ‘perfect slice of fury’ modes, and (unexpectedly) even the screwy rhetoric of Welsh wonders Future Of The Left. They have a killer CV - Knowso boast members of Cruelster, Perverts Again and Cloud Nothings among their line-up - but still, this is a record that sounds everything and nothing like those bands, with a healthy number of bonus ingredients thrown in.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    14.08.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Descending
    02. New Years
    03. Awful Questions
    04. The Door Is Always Closed
    05. Lost Dog
    06. Neat Machines/ Red Flags
    07. I Might Go
    08. The Fiend
    09. The Duet
    10. You're Being Laughed At
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    Public Eye

    Music For Leisure

    [engl] 
    "Hey, we’re all angry these days. Day in, day out, it feels like all there is to do it kick against the pricks or kick out the jams - sometimes both at the same time. But what do you do when all your righteous anger gets caught up in the mesh of the daily grind? When your despair at the world (and hey, it’s boiling over with right-wing fuckheads, senseless violence and the sort of oppression you might once have idealistically hoped would be a thing of the past by now) is a regular, everyday occurrence, as much a part of your daily routine as getting your caffeine fix in the morning? If ever a sound articulated that feeling, it’d be Public Eye’s second album ‘Music For Leisure’. Written in the wake of the US presidential election in 2016, and surrounded by the sinister political voices that seemingly felt legitimised by you-know-who taking the White House, it’s the sound of fury, righteous indignation, disillusionment and dejection, all wrapped up inside booming elliptical basslines, staccato guitar stabs and pithily spat summations of the American dream. Opening track ‘Descending’ has an air of much-loved gloom-rockers Protomartyr in its monochromatic rumble, but the album’s main musical inspirations come from the punked-out nuggets of the infamous ‘Killed By Death’ compilation series, under the shadow of Wire’s art-damaged racket.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    14.08.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Amber Alert
    02. HawaiiCBM
    03. On A Rope
    04. (I Don't Wanna Line In A) Fucked Up World
    05. Concrete
    06. Serotonin Steve
    07. Turner Street Ghost Motel
    08. Spectator
    09. Don't Talk
    10. Smug
    11. Crawlspace Boyfriend
    12. Negative Justice
    13. Black Beauty
    14. Code White
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    Chain Whip

    14 Lashes

    [engl] 
    "Right-wing governments. Riots following sickening, racist police brutality. The general feeling that these are end times and the human race we know it is hurtling towards a doom of its own foolish making. Yessir, you can draw a lot of parallels between 2020 and the 1980s, although obviously as soon as anyone says it’s worth suffering all this because ‘the tunes will be better’, you are obliged to call them a fucking moron, set their hair on fire and give them a wedgie for good measure. Still, just as good tunes are undoubtedly a good thing, so too are absolutely blazing, ear-shredding, soul-soaring, fist-raising punk rock songs. Especially ones that race by at 150mph, while implicitly daring you to scream along with every line and probably dismantle all your furniture by bouncing all over it. Just ask Chain Whip; they know all about it. Hailing from the Canadian city of Vancouver and comprising members of Fashionism, Corner Boys and more, Chain Whip don’t so much sound ‘in thrall’ to the sounds of 1980s hardcore punk as ‘completely inhabited by the spirit’ of it, in the best way possible. They snarl, they holler, they roar and by gosh every single cut on debut album ‘14 Lashes’ is a thrill ride and a half. Originally released in 2019 on their own Chain Whip Records (makes sense), it gathers together 14 (also makes sense) blasts of irresistible fury in under 20 minutes, with subjects ranging from half-baked cultural commentators to not wanting to live in a fucked-up world (say it three times: this makes sense).
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    07.07.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Gone With The Wild
    02. Crime
    03. What's Inside (Never Dies)
    04. It's Nothing To Me
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    Goldie Dawn

    s/t

    [engl] 
    "The lasting effect of constant exposure to the Rip Off Records back catalogue, Back From the Grave, and the general radiation of Destroy All Monsters has produced this 4 track guitar-athon. This is dripping with touches of the Electric Chairs, Kiss, and the Heartbreakers, but holds together as a blast of modern offering in the grande tradition of very loud guitars and loving rock and roll". - Jonah Falco. "You’re gonna enjoy Goldie Dawn’s debut EP. It begins with a crash of power chords. Nothing fancy, just the sound of Cheap Trick’s ‘Surrender’ being pushed down a fire escape. Almost immediately, it explodes into a bona fide garage-punk stormer, like Brian James’ finest Damned riffs bolstered by some serious bottom-shaking – yes, we’re going there – GROOVE. ‘Gone With The Wild’ sashays and slinks around, even as it feels like it’s hurtling full throttle towards your skull. It is without doubt a tremendous slice of rock and/or roll. Hailing from Glasgow, Goldie Dawn’s mighty racket is heralded by the dramatic presence of Kate Rambo on vocals – and hers is a formidable snarl, with shades of Ludella Black and A Giant Dog’s Sabrina Ellis. It meshes perfectly with the wall of sound concocted by her bandmates, equally capable of creating an addictive noise from the finest riffs in punk’s ignoble history (‘Crime’) as they are of making a jauntily moving country ballad that twangs in all the right places (‘It’s Nothing To Me’).
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    29.05.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Bad Liar
    02. Protection Act
    03. Yer A Fuckin Wolf
    04. Everybody Fuckin Hates Me
    05. Rat City, Baby
    06. Who's The Judge
    07. Generic Ruin
    08. Let's Get Serious About Punk Rock
    09. Paper Factory
    10. A Brand New Kinda World War
    11. Full Length Debut
    12. Bullying Pact
    13. New Brunswick Tour
    14. Firing Squad
    15. Losing It All
    16. Fight Comp
    17. Suck Wank Freak
    18. TV Guide
    19. Lease
    20. Ryan's Song
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    Antibodies

    2019+2018

    [engl] 
    "Look up the Canadian city of Charlottetown and you’ll learn a decent chunk of its musical history. Big bands, opera... even fiddle music, thanks to early Scottish settlers in the province of Prince Edward Island. What the guide books won’t tell you, for some unfathomable reason, is that the place is also home to one of the most blazing weirdo hardcore punk bands on the planet. Meet Antibodies: Ben, Teajay, Ryan and Brett make a thoroughly scuzzy, blink-and-you’ll-have-missed-half-the-album racket that shares a lax attitude to studio fidelity with their countrymen the Booji Boys. So far they’ve racked up one mighty impressive demo tape and two intensely enjoyable albums, the helpfully titled ‘LP 2018’ and ‘LP 2019’. It’s the latter two releases we’re talking about today, since they’ve been compiled together onto one unmissable slab of wax (equally helpfully titled ‘LP 2019 + LP 2018’). With each side ten tracks long and wobbling around the 11-minute mark, it’s clear they’re aiming for brevity, concision and a speedy approach that’s gonna see ‘em ram as many full-pelt ragers through your ears in as short a time as possible. Yes, on first listen it’s a blur of furious energy and brutal power chords, with barely enough time to pause and take it all in.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.05.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Smashed On Glass
    02. Knocked Into The Reptile Enclosure
    03. Going Off The Grid
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    Cement Shoes

    A Love Story of Drugs & Rock N' Roll & Drugs

    [engl] 
    "There’s a parallel universe out there somewhere, one where Poison Idea’s ‘Pick Your King’, Gang Green’s ‘Sold Out’ and Negative Approach’s ‘Tied Down’ are sacred texts and all art is merely an attempt to bow down and pay tribute to their holy genius. In this universe, Richmond, VA’s Cement Shoes will be truly worshipped as the heroes they deserve to be - this triple shot of hits is a perfect piece of punk in that lineage. ‘Smashed on Glass’ opens with a gloriously farty synth replicating the Universal Pictures movie fanfare, setting us up perfectly for the scraped-knuckle joy to follow. It’s a two-minute thrill ride of high-speed aggression, bludgeoning guitars and vocals that sound like singer Trevor’s larynx has been wrapped up in barbed wire, crushed with a steam roller and then coaxed back to life by vigorous brushing with wire wool. You know, all that fun stuff. It’s followed by the brilliantly titled ‘Knocked Into The Reptile Enclosure’, which continues their sonic assault with gusto as Trev roars into life with a ‘bababababa’ that sounds like The Trashmen falling into a vat of toxic waste - perfect for hollering back from beerdrunk moshpits, or simply for turning up to maximum volume, annihilating all goodwill with your neighbours and earning yourself a tidy warning from The Man.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    29.05.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. I Wanna Piss In The Face Of The World
    02. Goon
    03. Boy (I'm Allergic To You)
    04. You're Dreaming
    05. Everybody's Punk Now
    06. You've Got To Split
    07. Now I Wanna Be A Bad Boy
    08. All That You've Done For Me
    09. Shadow Of Your Former Self
    10. Big Time Rocker
    11. Big City Smoker
    12. I Just Have To Get Her Off My Mind
    13. Touch Of Grey
    14. Mark's Blues
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    MARK VODKA GROUP, THE

    s/t

    [engl] 
    Debut LP from The Mark Vodka Group, Nova Scotia delivers again. FFO Coneheads, DLIMC, Buzzcocks and sunshine in the city. More effortlessly catchy brilliance from Nova Scotia, Canada, that your ears, speakers and shelves simply cannot live without. You want a quality guarantee? Well, howsabout if I told you that The Mark Vodka Group includes members of the Booji Boys? Their 2019 opus ‘Tube Reducer’ should still be rattling the walls of your house and making your neighbours question the wisdom of moving next door to one of those ‘punk rockers’ the newspapers warned them about. This is a different prospect to the Boojis, of course. While that group buries deceptively tasteful hooks in clouds of ear-lacerating distortion, The Mark Vodka Group opt for a more immediately accessible level of audibility, while still keeping things firmly in the box marked ‘lo-fi’. They sound like a bare-bones Descendants at their most irritably bratty, stealing the Oblivians’ homework and doodling stupid faces all over the most insightful parts. Or maybe the other way around. Point is, they do smart and stoopid simultaneously and they’ll make you wanna dive onto a dancefloor to revel in both sides. As they’re not ashamed to tell you, however, the band have been around this music long enough to grow pissed off with… well, what have you got? Scenester elitism (‘Big Time Rocker’), the sudden trendiness of punk among previously sceptical normies (‘Everybody’s Punk Now’, which also boasts a killer Buzzcocks homage at its peak) and everyone dumb enough to cross them.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.03.2020
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Like It Shows
    02. Pretty Houses
    03. Speed With Goldie
    04. Loner
    05. Doin' Nothing
    06. Paralyzed
    07. Fade Away
    08. I Want You
    09. I Don't Mind
    10. Tell Me
    11. Bite Me
    12. Waiting
    13. I'm Freaking Out
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    GINO AND THE GOONS

    Do The Get Around

    [engl] 
    It's budget, it's punk and it rocks. Gino and the Goooooooons are back. Led by Gino Bambino, the Goons play rowdy punk rock that holds up it’s pint to the Ramones, Chuck Berry, Willie Nelson, Nervous Eaters, and Motorhead. It sounds like being in the middle of a really tense house party. Ten songs to dance, drink, fight and breakdown to. With records on Slovenly, Total Punk, Red Lounge etc, Drunken Sailor is proud to release their 4th (5th??!!) long player. "Another lo-fi garage-punk maverick, you say? Sure thing! In fact, throw away yr Ty Segall records, smash yr Oblivians 45s into dust and sand down the grooves on yr Gories LPs – you ain’t gonna need ‘em any more. OK, yes, you could also stick ‘em on eBay, sell to the highest bidder and live out the rest of yr days in the lap of luxury (sorta), but c’mon now, that really wouldn’t be in keeping with the spirit of beer-soaked, fuzz-fuelled mayhem. Much better to trash ‘em and live drunkenly in squalor. Who’s with me? Point is, Gino And The Goons are here to claim their crown as the new kings of trash. Led by the primal howl of Gino Gambino – it’s not just a clever name – the Florida band drop their fourth album on us with scant regard for subtlety, maturity or basically anything that isn’t a rowdy, hip-shaking groove or a gnarly guitar sound.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.11.2019
    Genre
    Punk
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    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Blah Na Nothing
    02. The Mind
    03. Running On My Head
    04. Enjoy Your Fantasy
    05. Technical Intuition
    06. Excelsior
    07. Space Is Binary
    08. Baby Rats
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    MIND, THE

    Edge Of The Planet

    [engl] It's the year 2019. The future has arrived. And so have THE MIND. A cross-country collaboration made possible by modern technologies but driven by that ancient spirit of creative cooperation between like-minded musical peers. Who are these people you ask? Would calling them two guys from HOMOSTUPIDS and DRYROT summon thoughts of screaming loud guitar rock and aggressive tempos? Perhaps I should refer to them as being members of URANIUM ORCHARD and PLEASURE LEFTISTS. That will get your head somewhere in the area code necessary to digest what has been laid down for us here. To add that they've also played in FACTORYMEN and COSMIC SAND DOLLARS should then make you raise an eyebrow just enough to realize that this LP goes out THERE to the perimeter. It's hard to pin down. Sci-fi post-punk new-wave punk-rock. It's beautiful and rhythmic and weird. Robotic and organic. Future primitive. And I haven't even mentioned the vocals yet - radiant sonic transmissions tuned in straight out of the ether. A girl's voice to tie it all together with an elegant Gordian knot, giving warm life to the cold musical machinery. The cryptic lyrics she's singing so beautifully should not alarm you at all. The record is called 'Edge of the Planet'. The trip to get there starts now.. RICH KRONEISS (Termbo)
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.10.2019
    Genre
    Punk
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Go To Work
    02. All These Boxes
    03. Salaryman
    04. Shingles Bell
    05. Time To Stop
    06. Existence
    07. Back Stabber
    08. Sound Off
    09. Go Go Go
    10. Knife & Heart
    11. Spending Money
    cover

    SLUMB PARTY

    Spending Money

    [engl] 
    Second LP from Slumb Party, Nottinghams finest Post Punkers. First LP is long gone, don't sleep. Everyone’s favourite herky-jerky Nottingham noiseniks Slumb Party return to blow minds once more. Maybe it’s time you polished all the hard surfaces in your house and strapped on your dancing shoes, cuz once this one lands on your stereo you’re gonna be pulling shapes and bouncing from the floor to the walls and back again. Last time round their influences were clear: James Chance, Minutemen and Gang Of Four rose to the surface in a heady concoction of skronking, sax-drenched post-punk and addictively wonky hooks. This time they’re no less deliciously addictive, but the pop factor rides higher in the mix, at the cost of precisely none of their aching smarts or visceral thrill. A wheezing synth powers opener Go To Work, with nods to the same heroes as before, but also a sense of Attractions-style powerpop appeal – if XTC had ever attempted to refract pub rock through their angular prism while shouting ‘CAN YOU BUY ME A PINT’, it might have felt something like this. Sound good? Of course it fucking does, and it sets the tone for the rest of the album. While their 2017 debut (and if you slept on that masterpiece, then what are you waiting for, dummy?) dealt with working a day job and dealing with getting older, here the world weighs even more heavily on their shoulders.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.10.2019
    Genre
    Punk
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Contrition
    02. Calling
    03. Lucky Citizen
    04. New Replacement
    05. Nothing Good
    06. Tube Reducer
    07. Life As A Fed
    08. Cody Oi
    09. Berlinetta
    10. Distorto
    11. Herky Jerky
    12. Stevie Cool
    13. Honey Boy
    14. Nervous Idea
    15. Moto-Hard
    cover

    BOOJI BOYS

    Tube Reducer

    [engl] 
    "Ever found yourself staring at the sleeve of a record from before your time, thinking to yourself, ‘I wish I’d been around for these guys…’? Well, wake up and smell the vinyl – the best fucking punk band of your generation has already released two bona fide classics, and here they’re dropping their third. ‘Tube Reducer’ follows 2017’s double whammy of their self-titled debut and its gnarlier-than-thou follow-up ‘Weekend Rocker’ – the latter of which was released on Xmas day, cuz what’s more festive than the gift of ultra-lo-fi punk that sounds like The Undertones playing ‘Smarter Than U’ inside a hairdryer while dragging The Jags by their skinny ties and throwing them in a chemical waste dump? And guess what? It’s more of the good stuff. In fact it could well be their best record so far. Sonically, you should know what to expect by now – a disregard for fidelity that’d make Guided By Voices knock back another beer or 12 in appreciation; songs that sound way more effortlessly simple than they necessarily are; melodies that’ll burrow their way into your head even as you fight through the fuzz to make out what the hell vocalist Alex Mitchell is actually singing… ‘Stevie Cool’ is the bona fide winner this time – the scuzzed-out powerpop anthem to end all scuzzed-out powerpop anthems – but there’s not a bad cut on offer here.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.08.2019
    Genre
    Punk
    Preis
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  • 01. Unreality
    02. Sacrifice Half
    03. Rotary Phone
    04. Strict Imagination
    05. Be Free
    06. Capable
    07. Sympathy
    08. Selfish Breath
    09. Ceau?escu's Dream
    10. Reality
    cover

    DROIDS BLOOD

    Be Free

    [engl] 
    Debut LP from this Chicago band that is a new iteration of Broken Prayer. If you were a fan of Broken Prayer it’s hard to imagine how you wouldn’t be on board with Droid’s Blood, since they rely on a similar combination of noisy hardcore and whirring synth topped with Scott Plant’s trademark topical lyrics and distinctive vocals. Since 2016 Plant has been fronting Droids Blood, whose lineup also includes Broken Prayer drummer Nick Donahue. On their new self-titled tape, they vary the tempos more and even add some borderline poppy hooks, but there's also lots of grimy, slightly industrial synth gunk and bass murk—"Unreality" sounds deranged in the best possible way. "As a rush of drums introduces Droids Blood’s debut album Be Free, you might think you know what to expect. Maybe some snappily energetic powerpop in the vein of The Marked Men, or even some Uranium Club-styed post-garage oddball punk? As the guitars kick in, however, all your preconceptions are reduced to rubble; smashed to dust and debris by a singularly powerful wrecking ball of chaos and darkness. Something immediately goes very wrong – and it feels so fkn right. This album was initially self-released on cassette by the band, earlier this year in their hometown of Chicago.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    16.06.2019
    Genre
    Punk
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    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Message From The Archfiend
    02. Lawfucker
    03. Through The House Of The Night
    04. Transmission From The Black Hole
    05. Hindrance Of Grace
    06. Worm Feed
    07.Believe In Nothing
    cover

    NO NEGATIVE

    The Last Offices

    [engl] 
    Second LP from Slumb Party, Nottinghams finest Post Punkers. First LP is long gone, don't sleep. Everyone’s favourite herky-jerky Nottingham noiseniks Slumb Party return to blow minds once more. Maybe it’s time you polished all the hard surfaces in your house and strapped on your dancing shoes, cuz once this one lands on your stereo you’re gonna be pulling shapes and bouncing from the floor to the walls and back again. Last time round their influences were clear: James Chance, Minutemen and Gang Of Four rose to the surface in a heady concoction of skronking, sax-drenched post-punk and addictively wonky hooks. This time they’re no less deliciously addictive, but the pop factor rides higher in the mix, at the cost of precisely none of their aching smarts or visceral thrill. A wheezing synth powers opener Go To Work, with nods to the same heroes as before, but also a sense of Attractions-style powerpop appeal – if XTC had ever attempted to refract pub rock through their angular prism while shouting ‘CAN YOU BUY ME A PINT’, it might have felt something like this. Sound good? Of course it fucking does, and it sets the tone for the rest of the album. While their 2017 debut (and if you slept on that masterpiece, then what are you waiting for, dummy?) dealt with working a day job and dealing with getting older, here the world weighs even more heavily on their shoulders.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.05.2019
    Genre
    Punk
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Introduction / Deadweight
    02. Half A Pill
    03. Die TERF Scum
    04. Crybaby
    05. Floundering
    06. Migraine
    07. Smog
    08. Lean In
    09. Limbs In The Night
    10. A Journey Into Madness / Outroduction
    cover

    SCRAP BRAIN

    A Journey Into Madness

    [engl] London / Oxford-based SCRAP BRAIN are back with a long player that expands and improves on their dirgey and unconventional brand of hardcore punk. This time around the group embraces a wall of sound approach; this is a record that sounds both huge and claustrophobic at once. A dissonant take on FLIPPER with one of the best lyricists in contemporary music. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl,.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.05.2019
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. Waxing Moon
    02. Cold Ideas
    03. Canned Laughter
    04. Breach
    05. Strange Light
    06. Get Ready To Go
    07. Now It's Done
    08. You Think You Know Yourself
    09. Nothing In Between Us
    10. Stitches
    11. Pushing Back
    12. Close Up Fear
    cover

    FREAK GENES

    III

    [engl] 
    3rd LP from Freak Genes, they make cleverly deranged punk music for freaks, by freaks. Whether it's in their genes or acquired from years of dysfunctional ideas gone awry playing in bands, this album is a synth in your face. For their third LP, Freak Genes have unearthed 12 more sort-of-pop sort-of-not songs for your ears to enjoy. Making use of a synthesiser found in a skip and a guitar that won’t stay in tune, III is garage rock meets Gary Numan. There are some hit tracks, weird stuff and almost intentional accidents. If you like making functional use of dysfunctional ideas, this is for you…and if you love DAF, The Units, Lodger-era Bowie, 154-style Wire or The Flying Lizards then so much the better. Freak Genes III was made by Charlie Murphy (Red Cords) and Andrew Anderson (Hipshakes / Proto Idiot) and mixed/mastered/made good by Mikey Young. Strictly not for norms. "The always wonderful Freak Genes are back with what is already their third album in 20 months. On Qwak Qwak, you could hear Andrew and Charlie flirting with electronic instrumentation. III (out on Drunken Sailor Records) finds them all-in on synth-pop. Think more 154 era Wire, less Pink Flag. That's quite a leap for inside of two years, but in my business we call that a "natural progression" (Wire themselves did the same thing!).
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.03.2019
    Genre
    Punk
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  • 01. My Dickies
    02. Ugly People
    03. T.O.A.P.
    04. I Don't Wanna Be Like Me
    05. I'm Gonna Confront Ya
    cover

    UROCHROMES

    The Beat Sessions

    [engl] 
    Boston Anarcho Punks No Sir I Won't return with their 4th record, Shit and in my opinion their best. Made up of ex and current members of Surrender Libyans, Witches With Dicks, Shithead, Brain Killer and Foreign Objects. Boston's No Sir, I Won't feature members of the mighty Brain Killer (RIP) and Libyans. Musically, they play a sort of classic hardcore that combines the feel of Dead Kennedys and the crust of Crass and Discharge. The band have followed up their More Politicians with this six-song EP, The Door, and it builds on the two songs found on the earlier EP, giving the group a chance to really show what they can do. Maximum Rock N' Roll sez.. "No modern band could possibly carry on the musical tradition of bands like CRASS and ALTERNATIVE like NO SIR, I WON’T. When bands simply fill out popular punk templates it’s boring. Aincha just sick of being promised a horrible, gnarly noise and getting a whole load of polished, whiny pop-rock instead? Fear not, there are no such concerns with Urochromes. These guys know their Touch & Go from their SST; their Scratch Acid from their Flipper; their mutilated guitar rifferama from their serrated musical bludgeoning. The Beat Sessions crams the sounds of your favourite pigfuck bands into a winningly ostentatious collision of pre-programmed drums and manic rawkundrol lunacy.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    26.10.2018
    Genre
    Punk
    Preis
    7,50 EUR
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