Zombi – “Shape Shift”
Welcome in Autumn with another cracking’ Record of the Week Blog!
After the lengthy break that followed the band’s beloved last album, ZOMBI is ready to reclaim their rightful role as space-rock overlords with their sixth full-length “Shape Shift”! Darker, heavier and more dynamic than their more recent works, this album sees the duo in “live band” mode, a fitting return to their roots after their successful North American tour a triumphant headlining appearance at the prestigious Roadburn Festival last April. RELAPSE RECORDS performed just as expected with this masterpiece! From the Color-In-Color versions to the ‘Silver’ set of discs, you can’t go wrong. You really can’t go wrong with that super sick ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Royal Blue’ AsideBside with splatter version!
BAND NAME: Zombi
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/zombi/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com
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Dropping this Summer 2015 over at KICDRUM PRODUCTS is a limited double 7″, which includes a production by KDP’s Soulicit on the first disc featuring the Legendary Godfather Don on vocals and a bonus 7″ with special remix by the Mighty V.I.C. (of Beatnuts and Groove Merchantz fame). With demonic cuts and scratches by Mista Sinista (formerly of the X-Ecutioners), get your ‘White’ and ‘Highlighter Yellow’ AsideBside version from KICDRUM now!
LABEL NAME: KicDrum Products
LABEL WEBSITE: www.kicdrumproducts.com
This is the first offering from HILLBILLY COSMONAUT RECORDS featuring two great tastes – the Russian punk blitzkrieg of the SVETLANAS and the podunk thundering of 20 year vets, HELLSTOMPER. This limited edition picture discs feature songs that are exclusive to vinyl, so if you want to hear this you better get ordering!
BAND NAME: Hellstomper
BAND WEBSITE: www.hellstomper.com
BAND NAME: Svetlanas
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.svetlanas.su/
LABEL NAME: Hillbilly Cosmonaut Records
LES MOUCHES is the band fronted by Owen Pallett who recorded and releases two EPs and one LP during their short time together. “You’re Worth More To Me Than 1,000 Christians” was originally released on CD in 2005, but now for the first time on Vinyl ORCHID TAPES can hook you up with this sick looking ‘Gold’ and ‘Baby Pink’ AsideBside variation that will blow your mind!
BAND NAME: Les Mouches
BAND WEBSITE: http://owenpalletteternal.com
LABEL NAME: Orchid Tapes
LABEL WEBSITE: http://orchidtapes.com
MSXII SOUND DESIGN had been around going on 3 years now, specializing in unique drum, instrument sounds and sample/loop libraries for producers and song writers. “Soulful Stems 3”, is a first of its kind. It is a record of original compositions designed for the “sampling” based producer. They’ve used vintage analog recording and mixing techniques to round out the sound for a warm, authentic character that is sure to give any production the right “feel.” The collection is meant for sampling–royalty-free, guaranteeing the end user master clearance. Get one from MSX AUDIO while you still can!!
NAME: Soulful Stems 3 – A Cratediggers Dream
LABEL WEBSITE: twww.msxaudio.com
Combining the heaviness and riff worship of doom and stoner metal with the speed and venom of punk, HASHTEROID’s debut release, ‘Respect the Depths’ is out! Unfortunately any tours have been put on hold as the band’s drummer, brother and best friend Steve Chambers passed away before the record could be pressed. More material is in the works, but this sick ‘Kelly Green’ 10” covered in ‘Grimace Purple’ haze is sure to tide you over until then…
BAND NAME: Hashteroid
BAND WEBSITE: https://hashteroid.bandcamp.com
HEATERS have been described as sounding like the Byrds on mushrooms, boosted by chaotic Bo Diddley-type blues riffs and surf rock melodies in the classic tradition of Duane Eddy and Dick Dale. For their first full length, “Holy Water Pool” BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND RECORDS made this killer ‘Electric Blue’ records with ‘Mustard’ and ‘Cyan’ splatter. HEATERS have a few shows coming up in New York, but BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND can help you get your fix now!
BAND NAME: Heaters
BAND WEBSITE: https://heaters.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://beyondbeyondisbeyondrecords.bigcartel.com
THE DEATHLESS feature Members of Santa Cruz’ FURY 66 and Los Dryheavers! Here, the B side features spoken word from NOAH LEVINE author of the book DHARMA PUNX. With an effort to bring spirituality and hard core together again. THE DEATHLESS write powerful / meaningful songs about inner struggles and mindfulness. The dudes over at CHAPTER ELEVEN RECORDS are very proud of this release, available on classic ‘Black’, ‘White’ or ‘UltraClear’ today!
BAND NAME: THE DEATHLESS
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/TheDeathless?fref=ts
LABEL NAME: CHAPTER ELEVEN RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.corpitus.com
Canada’s own OFF SEASON RECORDS just announced the debut record from PARKLAND! Recorded entirely in Rob Malowany’s home studio, “Singularity” is lush and captivating piece of work. Get this limited run double LP, all discs ‘Sea Blue’ with ‘Bone’ splatter, from OFF SEASON while you still can!
BAND NAME: Parkland
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.parklandmusicproject.com/
LABEL NAME: Off Season Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.offseasonrecords.com
THE MEANIES have one of the most storied histories in the chronicles of Australian punk-rock. Four friends that loved beer and underground music came together in 1989 and somehow landed on a formula of snotty power-pop that would see them tour the world. POISON CITY RECORDS must be busting at the seams with pride on this release, as it’s the first from THE MEANIES in 20 years! “It’s Not You, It’s Me” is sure to be another cult hit before you know it…
BAND NAME: THE MEANIES
BAND WEBSITE: www.themeanies.net
LABEL NAME: Poison City Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.poisoncityrecords.com
See ya next time!