We Were Sharks – “Not A Chance”
Here yet again with another sick RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming at you!!!
Based in Ottawa, Ontario and collecting members from the far reaches of Eastern Canada, WE WERE SHARKS continue to wield the full-force of Canadian pop/punk. Through a penchant for blending melodic harmony with powerful dissonance they continue to produce infectious music. Even though these boys already have a lot of mileage under their belts, their book is far from written. This re-release is the first vinyl pressing of “Not A Chance” along with two exclusive acoustic tracks, coming at you from Pop Punk powerhouse PANIC STATE RECORDS!
BAND NAME: We Were Sharks
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
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Long time comedy mainstay STAND UP! RECORDS brings you MISHKA SHUBALY VS. JT HABERSAAT! After receiving an expensive MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, MISHKA SHUBALY promptly realized he was more interested in playing music in dive bars than writing. A native New Yorker currently calling Austin, Texas home, JT HABERSAAT has headlined and curated the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour since its inception in 2008, averaging 130+ shows per year. Get their joint 10” – ‘Into The Wilderness’ and if you’re lucky some of the ‘White’ records with ‘Cyan’ smoke are still left…
BAND NAME: Mishka Shubaly (Website / Facebook / Instagram) vs. JT Habersaat (Website / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Stand Up! Records (Website / Facebook / Instagram)
COLD BLOODED formed from members of various Seattle, WA and Spokane, WA area hardcore and metal bands back in 2011. “Throneburner” is their second full length album and first full length release on BLACKHOUSE RECORDS, however this is the follow-up release to their first BLACKHOUSE EP, “This Place is Death”, a limited edition live cassette EP pro-recorded at the Knitting Factory. The “Forever War” single off “Throneburner” made a world premier at New Noise magazine and a full music video for the track “No Hope=No Problem” coming soon!
BAND NAME: Cold Blooded (Facebook / Twitter)
LABEL NAME: Blackhouse Records (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr)
Emerging from the darkness of Scandinavia comes the much anticipated debut ep by one-woman black metal band MYRKUR. Combining the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with the natural sonic beauty of Sigur Ros MYRKUR has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre. In anticipation of her forthcoming album, RELAPSE RECORDS is making her debut EP available again!
BAND NAME: MYRKUR
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
“Unbreakable” is the perfect way to describe OF MICE & MEN. After charismatic frontman and founding member Austin Carlile left the band due to Marfan Syndrome, bassist Aaron Pauley took over singing duties seamlessly. This 7″ single is some of the band’s most hard-hitting yet catchiest music to date and RISE RECORDS gives us this PICTURE DISC and ‘ULTRA CLEAR’ w/ BLACK ‘SMOKE’ vinyl!
BAND NAME: OF MICE & MEN
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
VICE SQUAD was formed in Bristol, UK in 1978 by Vocalist: Rebecca Bond (Beki Bondage), guitarist: Dave Bateman, bassist: Mark Hambly and drummer: Shane Baldwin. THE DROOGETTES were formed by Philadelphia area based musicians: Rachel Starlett and Jenn in the fall of 2012. So, REBEL SOUND RECORDS put together one of the original female fronted punk bands, VICE SQUAD, and teamed them up with one of the newer female fronted bands, THE DROOGETTES, to press a limited edition split 7”, out now!
BAND NAME: Vice Squad / The Droogettes
LABEL NAME: Rebel Sound Records
DEAD ON THE STREETS is an American Oi/hardcore band hailing from the working class streets of Pittsburgh, PA. They’ve been seen at Midwest Live and Loud as well as Tsunami Fest the last 2 years. REBEL SOUND brings you their first self titled full length, with only 100 being the super sick splattered ‘Piss Yellow’ color!
BAND NAME: Dead on the Streets
LABEL NAME: Rebel Sound Records
Though DEERHOOF have often made albums from start to finish with virtually no input from the outside world, now is not the time for artists to operate in isolation. “Mountain Moves” throws the doors wide open. Working quickly, the band invited myriad guests to participate, some of them dear friends, others practically strangers. DEERHOOF is the Artist in Residence for this year at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS, which means that along with this official full length release they will be releasing much more music, all from side projects or previously unreleased recordings.
BAND NAME: Deerhoof (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Product page)
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings (Website / Facebook / Twitter)