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While the untangling of duality is hardly a new artistic exercise, such rich questioning is rarely attempted in the form of a six song EP, until now! DEMONS is here with their newest work, “Great Dismal” in an absolutely SPECTACULAR package put together by none other than SPARTAN RECORDS! Decidedly heavier and more aggressive than previous projects, DEMONS took stylistic cues from the likes of many influential bands that have shaped them, and with decidedly not scary artwork. This limited run has reverse board jacket and printed insert, but the real magic is in the silk screening on the B side of the record! Visible on both sides for the ‘Ultra Clear’ version are cats, and a different silk screen and labels for the Half-N-Half version. Better hope that SPARTAN isn’t already sold out!!!
BAND NAME: Demons
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/demonologie
LABEL NAME: Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE: spartanrecords.com
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Originally released in 2005, this 7″ was the debut output from blazing Norwegian hardcore band SHIPWRECKED, who formed from the ashes of the equally powerful Insurance Risk. These eight tracks follow the path originally blazed by bands like DYS and SSD and never skimp on speed, anger and intensity. This 2015, ten-year anniversary pressing comes housed in a gatefold cover with tons of photos, with an inserted poster/lyric sheet combo with new liner notes and sick looking ‘WHITE’ with splatter version, all from your friends at BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS!
BAND NAME: Shipwrecked
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shipwrecked/128324550519408
LABEL NAME: Brass City Boss Sounds
LABEL WEBSITE: http://shopshogun.com/
2 TON BRIDGE is Alexander Wright: a hands-on troubadour with a voice of reason digging deep into rich musical soil. This DIY / self produced affair is called “Digital 45”, which is 2 songs on a CD in a 7” gatefold jacket. Americana music at it’s finest, you can find 2TON BRIDGE at a few appearances in September or get your fix now by going to their website.
BAND NAME: 2Ton Bridge
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.2tonbridge.com/
Through one EP and seven full length albums, THE BLACK has continued to forge their unique and mysterious Metal Mentis, continuously progressing, all while remaining true to their artistic vision. Perhaps the most underrated and rare album is 1993’s “Abbatia Scl. Clementis” which was only released on CD, only pressed once and which has since become hard to find. This album has now – 22 years later – been resurrected by HORROR RECORDS on vinyl! Get a load of the ‘Black’ inside ‘Highlighter Yellow’ Color in color version with splatter! Check out HORROR RECORDS today!
BAND NAME: The Black
BAND WEBSITE: www.mariotheblack.com
LABEL NAME: Horror Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.horrorrecords.com
The Minneapolis men of steel, THE BLIND SHAKE, are a force to be reckoned with. Detuned to destroy. Heaving nimble Riffs that make you wanna jump on a strangers back. Of course this minimal surf punk party is brought to you from CASTLE FACE RECORDS. About to start a mini midwest tour, you can pick up THE BLIND SHAKE’s ‘Live in San Francisco’ album if you can’t see them live, which is almost as good, right?
BAND NAME: The Blind Shake
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.theblindshake.com/
LABEL NAME: Castle Face
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.castlefacerecords.com/
With the fourth single off their forthcoming LP, THE BLOODHOUND GANG just dropped “Clean Up in Aisle Sexy”! With 4 different versions of the song, this limited edition ‘Oil Spill’ (‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ Color In Color) version ties right in with the art and song. Available for preorder now, get this or some other killer swag at THE BLOODHOUND GANG website!
BAND NAME: Bloodhound Gang
BAND WEBSITE: www.bloodhoundgang.com
LABEL NAME: Jimmy Franks Recording Company
LABEL WEBSITE: stufftobuy.bloodhoundgang.com
This recording is of a one-off live performance between Man Forever’s KID MILLIONS aka John Colpitts and Carsick Cards / White’s ZHANG SHOU WANG at Beijing’s legendary experimental venue XP on the occasion of Man Forever’s China tour. This very special event is brought to you on vinyl by GENJING RECORDS, a Beijing-based record label specializing in vinyl from Chinese artists. They aim to promote vinyl and DIY culture in China while creating links between Chinese musicians and their counterparts around the globe. Find out more about these artists or how you can help promote music in China by visiting the GENJING RECORDS site today!
LABEL NAME: Genjing Records
LABEL WEBSITE: genjingrecords.com
QUICKSAILS is the main creative outlet for the prolific Chicago music-maker Ben Baker Billington. While QUICKSAILS can be considered BBB’s solo enterprise, he called in some friends to help with this record so basically what you have here is a meeting of minds featuring some of the finest experimental, jazz, psych, and avant-garde heads the Chicago music scene has to offer. CAPTCHA RECORDS created a beautiful package to accentuate the music choosing an ‘Electric Blue’ colored vinyl with a ‘Red(ish)’ Haze available now!
BAND NAME: Quicksails
LABEL NAME: Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.captcha-records.com
ANBERLIN’s “Never Take Friendship Personal & Cities: Live In New York City” is a song-by-song live replica of their acclaimed albums of those respective titles. ANBERLIN’s unmistakable alt-rock sound has been a staple in the TOOTH & NAIL catalog for over a decade. Seven albums later, they have toured the world many times over and shared the stage with countless artists over the years, necessitating this monochromatic double LP set from their live performance. With an ‘Orange Crush’ disc one and a ‘Royal Blue’ disc two, celebrate ANBERLIN with TOOTH & NAIL today!
BAND NAME: Anberlin
BAND WEBSITE: www.anberlin.com
LABEL NAME: Tooth & Nail
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.toothandnail.com
See y’all next time!