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Violent Pacifists CD and 7"

added by Alex Deller on Thursday April 27 2017 in New Releases

Violent are a hardcore band from Dundee playing music of the short/fast/loud variety. They have a CDEP out now and a 7" available for pre-order. The former has 39 songs on it and the latter 40, and we can only assume that barring that one extra song that it's the same stuff on each, because anything else would just be insanity.

link: everydaymadnesseverydayrecords.bigcartel.com

Kaleidoscope - 'Neurosonic Data Collection' cassette

added by Alex Deller on Thursday April 20 2017 in New Releases

Kaleidoscope are a really, really interesting band and Outsider Tapes have released a comp cassette which brings together a bunch of their miscellany. The label says: "This band is definitely the most interesting and fascinating outfit from NYC's creative punk scene in the last few years. Kaleidoscope's approach to making music has a big appetite for experimentation and merging a wide range of different genres which are rarely represented in punk. Armed with outer space and esoteric sounds, psychedelia, jazzy parts, fat beats and noise, the band is apsolutely breaking the norms and making unique music that actually sounds like a logical continuitation of their previous bands, Deformity, Ivy and JJ Doll. This is future punk!"

link: livinginadoomtown.bigcartel.com

New New Year.

added by Alex Deller on Thursday April 13 2017 in New Releases

The band that is called The New Year have a new album on the way. Who knew! It is called 'Snow' and looks to be being released by German label Grand Hotel van Cleef.

link: thenewyear.net

Current Affairs EP and tour

added by Alex Deller on Monday April 10 2017 in New Releases

Glasgow "gothy post-punk" band Current Affairs have a cassette EP out now. You can listen to it via the bandcamp link below, and also catch them live in these places this week:

11/04 - Edinburgh, Banshee Labyrinth

12/04 - Gateshead, Old Police House

13/04 - Leeds, Wharf Chambers

14/04 - London, The Lexington

15/04 - Bristol, Cafe kino

16/04 - Manchester, Fallow Cafe

link: comidillotapes.bandcamp.com/album/current-affairs-object

Sheer Mag - Compilation LP

added by Alex Deller on Saturday April 8 2017 in New Releases

Static Shock (or Wilsuns RC, if you're stateside) have just released a compilation LP from the wonderful Sheer Mag. Here's the skinny: "Sheer Mag's Compilation LP features the Philadelphia rock band's three seven-inches, released between 2014 and 2016. All twelve songs were recorded onto the same vintage 8-track tape machine, carted to various locations around Philadelphia. The first two were produced in a makeshift studio wedged between two bedrooms in the band's former South Philly house, while the third came out of a practice space in the Port Richmond neighbourhood. Sequenced chronologically, the newly remastered songs reveal a young DIY band finding its sound."

Next up from Static Shock will be a 7" from arch snarkers Sarcasm and a new LP from Sievehead. Cool.

link: staticshockrecords.blogspot.co.uk

Evoken 'Embrace The Emptiness' reissue

added by Alex Deller on Friday April 7 2017 in Reissues

Season Of Mist are reissuing Evoken's 'Embrace The Emptiness' debut on vinyl. Pre-orders are up now for fans of crushing death-doom who didn't grab the Kreation Records version a few years back.

link: season-of-mist.com

Endless Grinning Skulls - 'Risus Sardonicus' LP

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday April 4 2017 in New Releases

The second LP from Endless Grinning Skulls, entitled 'Risus Sardonicus', is out now via Viral Age. You can expect some searing, vengeful hardcore punk from it, I would imagine.

link: viralagerecords.blogspot.com