The Koffin Kats – “Party Time in the End Times”
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It’s been over 16 years since Vic, Tommy, & E-Ball started THE KOFFIN KATS in their parent’s basements and played for beer in local Detroit bars. A psychobilly/punk band with influences ranging from The Damned to The Stray Cats, THE KOFFIN KATS have covered a lot of ground. Nine albums later, a few member changes, and over 2,500 live shows from international tours… the founding lineup returned in 2016. Their Ninth album titled “Party Time In The End Times.” is finally out on Vinyl! Go check them out on their EU tour starting the end of May!
BAND NAME: The Koffin Kats
LABEL NAME: Koffin Kats Records
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The legendary KOOL KEITH has joined forces with THREE ONE G for this 7″ EP, which features a remix by Planet B and a mash up with Dead Cross, both of which are also THREE ONE G artists. KOOL KEITH is still spitting his eccentric thoughts decades into his career with as much flow as ever. Well-known for his lyrics focused on absurd metaphors and surreal similes, KEITH’S oddness certainly aligns with hip hop-punk amalgam Planet B, comprised of punk vocalist Justin Pearson and double MPC-wielding Luke Henshaw. The duo have once again collaborated with KEITH to create a blistering remix of his new track, “Blast”, which can also be found on this EP. Get the limited edition ‘Shark’ colored vinyl from THREE ONE G!
BAND NAME: Kool Keith
LABEL NAME: Three One G
PIRATES PRESS RECORDS and RAMOMS are dropping a Mother’s Day surprise gift on ya! It hasn’t even been a year and Gritty is by far the most popular and adored mascot in professional sports today. So it only makes sense that Philadelphia’s RAMOMS dedicate the first track from their new 7”, “Problem Child,” to the Flyers’ beloved mascot! The all female quartet from the City of Brotherly Love base their songs on classic Ramones with their own motherly twist, with tracks such as “Gritty Is A Punk” (a take on ‘Judy Is A Punk’) and “Boogie Not Snot” (“Blitzkrieg Bop”). Of course, they give us a proper cover of “Rockaway Beach” on the B-side to round out this dynamite release! Grab a ‘Blood Red’ from 7” today, only on PIRATES PRESS RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Ramoms (Store / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube)
From Costa Rica, psychedelic/garage rock band LAS ROBERTAS have been making huge waves with their sunshine-tinged garage psych. They just finished playing both weekends at Coachella where the LA Times named them “One of the Top 10 International Bands to Watch”. Grab the “Coachella” Special Edition EP where three new songs released to coincide with the bands performance at Coachella from ROGUE WAVE RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Las Robertas
LABEL NAME: Rogue Wave Records (an imprint of Ripple Music)
SOLYPSIS is the dissonant electronic project of James Miller. James has been recording as SOLYPSIS for 20 years and has just finished playing shows in Denver and Arizona will be plotting shows in the summer and fall. ‘Hybrids’ represents remixes from across SOLYPSIS’ 20 years of existence and features remixes from Justin K Broadrick(Godflesh), Meat Beat Manifesto , cEvin Key(Skinny Puppy/Download and !). Find out more info at COMPONENT RECORDINGS!
BAND NAME: Solypsis
LABEL NAME: Component Recordings
VALE OF PNATH’S second EP following two acclaimed full-lengths (2011’s The Prodigal Empire and 2016’s II), ‘Accursed’ is fueled with Tech Death adrenaline and shrouded in black metal’s iniquitous aura. Those complementary qualities enhance what is unequivocally another giant step forward in penetrating songwriting dynamics. Concision with depth describes the five proper compositions, while the cold, mechanistic opening soundscape “Shadow and Agony” and chilling interlude “Audient Void,” are equally vital in completing an EP that is best absorbed as a holistic musical experience, albeit one that is the stuff of nightmares. The picture painted is a bleak one, the intensity unleashed nothing short of devastating to the nervous system and traumatic to the psyche. Get yours from WILLOWTIP today!
BAND NAME: Vale of Pnath
Label Name: Willowtip
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