The Smith Street Band – “More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me”
Hold onto your hats, it’s another RECORD OF THE WEEK coming at ya!
Kicking it off are the brilliant Aussies THE SMITH STREET BAND. Formed in 2010, “More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me” is the band’s 4th LP and the first on the band’s very own new label, Pool House Records in their native Australia and it’ll be released in the US by SideOneDummy, Specialist Subject Records in the UK and Uncle M in Germany. Just marvel at the ‘BABY BLUE’ inside ‘ULTRA CLEAR’ Color-In-Color with ‘HOT PINK’ and ‘MUSTARD’ Splatter! They’ll be touring Australia for all of spring so grab one of the many color variants they have available!
THE BAD SIGNS are a seedy tribute to the fringe culture of 1960’s America – the beatniks, the beehives, the bikers, the whole scene. The Bad Signs’ new EP, “Black Magic Moments,” was named an “official release” of Record Store Day 2017 – Side-B of these exclusive 12” vinyl is backmasked with subliminal messages that conjure spirits when the album is spun backward. Each RSD record also contains a page from “The Lost Diary of Elvis Presley.”
ROCK JONG IL is a crossover metal punk band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have been in the Albuquerque punk scene for over 20 years and the new 7″ EP is a follow up to the band’s debut 12″ vinyl entitled “Dictators of Rock” on Orange Whip Records. Played with passion and fury, Rock Jong IL tear through life with a purpose. The lyrics range from everyday life to the political spectrum, Roswell, and the current and rapid devolution of mankind. These guys are their own thing, but definitely have the power and general philosophies down to perfection. Grab a RED, WHITE, or BLACK vinyl from the band at their next show!
HELLEBORUS is the dark sonic emanation of Jerred & Wyatt Houseman from Colorado. Like the enigmatic and deadly winter flower from which the project takes its name, Helleborus pushes the exploration of traditional black metal into the uncharted territory of sensual duality and mysticism. Building on their professional experience with Execration and personal experiences through Akhenaten, the Houseman brothers sought a deeper expression of their experiential-driven musical style that audiences can connect with through a union of opposites. This limited edition vinyl on BLACK or ‘BEER’ is released by Sacramento extreme metal label Flesh Vessel.
THE BEARER is a Metalcore band based out of Austin, Texas, and is made up of seasoned musicians who play for the love of the music. “Fiction” was recorded in Austin with Andrew Hernandez (The Sword, Mammoth Grinder) at Estuary Recording Facility. This sophomore release from The Bearer features concept songs based on science fiction movies, books, tv shows and video games such as Dune, Blade Runner, The X-Files, and Doom. Grab a ‘DEEP PURPLE’ with ‘EASTER YELLOW’ and ‘AQUA BLUE’ SPLATTER vinyl from one of their shows!
BAND NAME: The Bearer
Formed in 2015 Melbourne, Australia’s WATCHTOWER may have delivered the most brutal and crushing 2 song debut heavy metal doom EP of all time. “Radiant Moon” is nothing short of heavy metal doom perfection that all metal fans will be able to easily dig into. The beautiful BLACK in ‘MILKY CLEAR’ can be found on the mighty MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS’ website!
BAND NAME: Watchtower
LABEL NAME: Magnetic Eye Records
Lion’s Law formed from the ashes of infamous band MARABOOTS and hit the ground running in 2012 followed up by their first release, the ‘Watch ‘Em Die’ 7” EP on Sydney Town and Un Vie Pour Rien record labels. Following that they have released many records and played many shows on 4 continents and dozens and dozens of countries around the world! Lion’s Law are constantly touring, having recently been in South America and toured Japan. In May, Lion’s Law will be touring the west coast of the USA including an appearance at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. This is a limited edition re-issue on LONGSHOT MUSIC of the debut release of this now world-renown band!
Stop by our table at SXSW in Expo Hall 4 between March 16th and the 18th for FREE stuff!