The Drowns – “Hold Fast” / “Demons”
We’re always showcasing the amazing on the RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
Yet again, the Pirates are aiming to change the game with this release. Never before has something like this been made.
Introducing “Hold Fast” & “Demons,” two brand new songs off THE DROWNS’ highly anticipated full-length UNDER TENSION (dropping in early 2020), this 12“ one-sided record will leave just about any vinyl collector speechless.
On first inspection, this may seem like it’s a picture disc, but it’s not! The leaves in the wreath are actually transparent! This one-sided record is actually digitally printed on the non-groove side, with two separate passes through the machine, creating one very cool (and very limited!) brand new style of 12“ – pressed on real vinyl, sounding great, unlike actual picture discs.
The possibilities are endless for creating eye-catching and powerful releases using this new method of digitally printing on records…pairing this brand new format with a band garnering so much praise and generating so much excitement right now is the perfect fit; and best way to spread the word about both things, fast!
These two songs are just a taste of what’s to come from THE DROWNS on UNDER TENSION – and this record, the first of its kind, is LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. Get your hands on a copy of this treasure before they are all gone, and if your band or label want to make one of these babies, please get in touch! And catch THE DROWNS live any chance you get…may we suggest at their appearance at our own 15th anniversary bash, ROCK THE SHIP FESTIVAL, in just a couple weeks?!
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
CIRCLE OF DUST, the 90s industrial/electronic-rock project created by visionary artist/producer Klayton, marked the beginning of the musical career of the man who later went on to create independent success as Celldweller, as well as forming his own label – FIXT. The 1992 self-titled CIRCLE OF DUST album marked the beginning of Klayton’s legacy (Celldweller, Scandroid & Owner/Founder of FiXT) as he began his exploration into the unknown. Now the album has been resurrected for the first time on vinyl, offering listeners a glimpse of Klayton’s earliest experiments with sci-fi inspired industrial & electronic-rock.For its first time on vinyl, it’s accompanied with a full round of digital rarities, as well as the release of a brand new remix of “Nothing Sacred” from industrial producer and long-time FiXT friend, Sebastian Komor. Get your fix over at FIXT!
After spending a few years playing local gigs and honing their skills of execution CEREBRAL ROT finally recorded and released a 4 track demo/EP in 2018. The first press quickly sold out and caught the attention of 20Buck Spin Records. 2019 saw the repress of the EP and a new full length breathing a much needed stench back into the withered corpse that is the current state of USDM. Go grab their new album from 20Buck Spin, or grab their original EP seen here from PARASITIC RECORDS while you still can!
Combining the MySpace-era grind sound they loved as teenagers with more modern takes on the heavy music genre, the California-based SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY formed in October 2016 as a self-described “indulgence project” — but have since risen to become one of the most exciting bands in the underground scene’s new wave. “The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds” is ultimately the most honest, introspective SYSC music yet: a heartbreaking look at coping with tragedy, as well as the resolve and strength needed to push past sorrow. Dissent permeates every word of Sgarbossa’s lyrics. The darkness coloring Sgarbossa’s life around the making of the album, including suicide, mental illness and addiction, helped her refocus her voice and begin looking more inward for inspiration. Get yours from PURE NOISE RECORDS or watch SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY as they are on a US tour that started this week!
The UP YOURS COMPILATION was first released in 1997 in a cassette format. 22 years after, UP YOURS VOLUME 2 came out in a 12” and a 7” vinyl. This recent compilation is a mix of old and new skool with genres consisting of punk, hardcore, reggae among others. Filipino punk music remains strong with great support from both local and international scenes. Featuring BETRAYED, THE SKELETON YEARS, DISOBLIGE, COUNT KUTU, A.D.A., COLLISION, SABAYTONES, MONTHLY RED, C.B.I., RXD, VAMPIRE STATE, KAPITAN KULAM, OI! SQUAD, LIBERTY & JUSTICE, BAD OMEN and ISTUKAS OVER DISNEYLAND. Find out more at MIDDLE FINGER RECORDS!
ALBUM TITLE: UP YOURS 2 Compilation
LABEL NAME: Love From Hate, Delusion Of Terror, AlleinerThreat Reckordt, Middle Finger Records