Youth Fountain – “Letters to Our Former Selves”
Get ready, another killer RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog is coming at you!!
YOUTH FOUNTAIN is a two piece Emo / Pop Punk band based in Vancouver B.C. Canada. “Letters To Our Former Selves” is a compilation of all previously existing material as well as new recordings. The album is a representation of looking back on things and having the ability of self-reflection. It is a follow up to their self-titled 2018 debut EP on PURE NOISE RECORDS. Check YOUTH FOUNTAIN out on tour now and headlining towards the end of the month!
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The undisputed king of Japanese noise MERZBOW returns, as the landmark album ‘Venereology’ celebrates 25 tinnitus-inducing years with its inaugural vinyl pressing! Remastered by James Plotkin (ISIS, ELECTRIC WIZARD, FULL OF HELL, and more) and featuring reworked art, this is the most extreme recording of harsh electronic sickness you will ever own! ‘Venereology’ features a second LP with more than 20 minutes of unreleased bonus material. Get yours from RELAPSE RECORDS today!
THE DEAD WALK! were an energetic hardcore band of zombie apocalypse proportions! Hailing from Newcastle, NSW: a small, blue-collar industrial town on the east coast of Australia, they raised a decaying music scene from the dead with equal parts music style and blood & gore. With live shows consisting of non-stop crowd participation, undead dress-ups and more fake blood than a George A. Romero film, they literally left their splattered mark on the music venues they performed in. Their first EP ‘re-animation’ was released on CD in 2005 and immediately gained popularity, and is now re-released on vinyl by small DIY label BRAINDEAD RECORDS in limited quantities. With the color options of dead (zombie green with blood splatter) or alive (bone with blood splatter), it has instantly become a treasured collectors item!
Born from the ashes of seminal Midwest emo bands Merchant Ships and Midwest Pen Pals, WILLIAM BONNEY is an angry, earnest expression of youth—a time capsule of love and loss colored by an all-consuming sense of heart. Despite their brief and volatile tenure as an active band, the songs of WILLIAM BONNEY persist and continue to find their way into the ears of listeners new and old, wide and far. ‘All Ten’ brings together the entirety of the band’s discography: the Good Vibes EP, their side of the split 7” with Chicago’s Droughts, and the one-off single “Dope Castle.” Fully remixed and mastered by original engineer, producer, and drummer Mike Kenway, and including a new interpretation of the infamous paper bag head by illustrator Em Randall, ‘All Ten’ is the final and ultimate celebration of WILLIAM BONNEY’S lasting impact.
Be tempted…Into the death-grip of Madness, Murder and Mayhem. This Hell-damned collection of weathered Nashville legends and battered backwoods-poets features tales of Craven Lusts, post-Apocalyptic Visions and Atomic Redemptions, Gospel Exultations and bottomless Sinful Degradations. Often originally waxed on marginal labels and distributed in disheartening amounts, these Troubled Troubadours sing of scalding Hellfire Flames, tortured Ghostly Apparitions and tearful Howling Bedlam. Years in the making – ‘Hillbillies In Hell’ (Volume 8) presents 16 timeless tribulations – Luciferian trysts, Satanic temptations, grisly Truck-Stop homicides and harrowing Barroom executions.
The sophomore album from Santa Cruz, CA based Super group, CONTINUUM – formed of members of Animosity, Rings Of Saturn, Arkaik, Allegaeon, Inanimate Existence – is finally out via UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS! ‘Designed Obsolescence’ is relentless, meticulously executed Tech/Death with world class musicianship. Essential listening for fans of Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Origin & Obscura.
BAND NAME: Continuum
LABEL NAME: Unique Leader Records
Remember to set your clocks back this weekend!