MXPX – “Pokinatcha Picture Disc”
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Marking its only physical release on limited-to-1,000-numbered-copies, double LP “Pokinatcha Picture Disc” Vinyl, this live concert experience puts you directly in the center of the action as a crowd participant, recapping the 25-year live performance history of MXPX. In this 22ish-song anthology, recorded June 24-25th, 2015 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, the electricity of the crowd is unmistakable, and you’ll relive every sweet, dirty smell and taste of the salt on your lips as you sing along to every song, from the comfort of your own turntable.
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Ritualistic, apocalyptic noisemakers ATRIARCH are back with their fourth offering of mind-altering, doom-soaked, death rock entitled “Dead As Truth”. Coming out on RELAPSE RECORDS, “Dead As Truth” sees ATRIARCH venture deeper into the blackened abyss with haunting incantations, exotic drones, and crushing aural experimentations that boldly embrace death’s cold heart. Fragments of post-punk, gothic doom, black metal, sludge, and noise complement the band’s desolate universe and further supplement their most immediate and formidable release to date. ATRIARCH prescribe the order that there is but one truth and that is death.
CAPTAIN, WE’RE SINKING have always had a story to tell. For the decade they’ve been a band, their songs have always confronted life’s hardships in a way that feels lived-in and authentic. On “The King of No Man”, the band presents their best work to date – a punk album that is resilient in every sense of the word. Right from the start of “Trying Year,” The King of No Man confronts life’s seemingly constant defeats, and throughout navigates themes of desperation, debt, and death. Make your way over to RUN FOR COVER RECORDS to grab a copy!
During the night of April 26th in 1986 a world-changing accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Inspired by this catastrophe and its consequences a highly radiated German band called CYTOTOXIN pulverized the Death Metal world in 2010. Since their first release via UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS – CYTOTOXIN has played Europe-wide club and festival shows – Now you can get their latest, “Gammageddon” in a sick ‘Piss Yellow’ vinyl with ‘Black’ smoke!
ISAAC ROTHER & THE PHANTOMS call back to an era where rock n’ roll was simple and dangerous.The voodoo magic of early rock n’ rollers such as Bo Diddley and Screaming Jay Hawkins is seamlessly fused with the tongue-in-cheek humor of classic novelty hits like Wooly Bully and Surfin’ Bird. THE PHANTOMS work relentlessly hard having toured Europe, the Westcoast and are about to hit the road again!
BAND NAME: Isaac Rother & The Phantoms
LABEL NAME: Rock N Rhythm
Lovely and loud, HONEYRUDE is a melding of time and influences. “The Color Blue” is the debut album from the Austin, TX band HONEYRUDE out now on SHIFTING SOUNDS! Keep close tabs as they are just about to announce a LP release show…
VASUDEVA is an instrumental rock band from New Jersey. Formed out of a lasting high school friendship, the tight-knit trio blends elements of electronic music with their more indie/experimental rock foundation to create seemingly effortless, beautifully dynamic soundscapes, all locked in by a firm backdrop of unrelenting grooves. Self-recorded with an array of colors in their sonic palette, effect pedals, tape players, samplers, drum machines, and a Rhodes piano were just a few of the components used in the making of “No Clearance” (mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden), capturing VASUDEVA at their rawest, yet most refined form to date.
D&G (DAVID & GOLIATH) – The concept for the group simply came from Dawhud’s name (David in Arabic) and Ace-One, who was in the midst of finishing up his “Rapmonster” series. Those two elements and the sheer chest pounding vibe of their prior track led to the creation of “David & Goliath”. Epic, biblical, and loaded with imagery that paints what the duo are trying to convey in just a name. “The Scepter & The Sword” will be released on July 14th with the splatter version being the deluxe version only available direct from the band…
Over those years, LSD AND THE SEARCH FOR GOD’S cult-like following within the underground psych/space/shoegaze community remained as passionate as ever, and ‘Heaven Is A Place’ picked up where they last left off—then blasted off for parts unknown. “Heaven,” “(I Don’t Think That We Should) Take It Slow,” and “Elizabeth” showcases the band at their best—swirling, reverb-drenched guitar chords, intertwined with shimmering male/female vocals—while “Outer Space” and “Without You” slow it down a bit and throw hazy, psychedelic guitar riffs into the mix. Check them out on their West Coast tour this July
SELF is the project of Matt Mahaffey, a Murfreesboro, TN-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who began writing songs at age four. During high school he became proficient at home recording, setting up a studio in his basement recording demos, some of which eventually became part of his debut album, 1995’s Subliminal Plastic Motives. The album, an eclectic blend of power pop, hip-hop, and samples, earned Self a devoted following and tour dates with big alternative acts of the day. Porno, Mint & Grime is a companion piece of demos to sElf’s album, Ornament & Crime. Originally recorded between 2001-2004, neither record has ever been officially released and both are coming out on the same day, 8/25/17.
On the forefront of China’s DIY scene, GENJING RECORDS brings two of the countries most prominent hardcore-punk bands together for this split LP. From the south, Guangzhou’s DIE!CHIWAWADIE! serve up a chaotic mix of hardcore with Midwestern indie rock aesthetics. While their northern compatriots, Beijing’s STRUGGLE SESSION combine everything heavy into a driving power-brutality. Captured together these two bands represent the future of DIY hardcore in China.
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