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The Cowboys - 'Vol 4' LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday August 3 2017 in Pre-orders

Drunken Sailor are taking pre-orders for a vinyl iteration of the Cowboys' 'Vol 4' album. If you've not heard 'em and like weird, off-the-wall garage-surf-rock n' roll-punk stuff then you should definitely give 'em a squiz.

link: drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/volume-4

'Eight Feet Under Volume 1' 2xLP compilation

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday August 2 2017 in New Releases

The ever-busy IFB Records have just released a whopping double LP compilation of international screamo. Here're some details: "Eight-band/four-country split 2x12" with gatefold cover! A truly stunning snapshot of eight fantastic EPs, including new/exclusive songs from (Sweden) Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket and Via Fondo, (Canada) Nous Etions and The World That Summer, (USA) Sleeper Wave and Youth Novel, (Italy) Lamantide and Pastel. 2x12" black vinyl in a gatefold cover with art by Italian graffiti artist Nero. Comes with a download code. 2-4 songs by each band for a total of 22 tracks." Cripes!

link: ifbrecords.com

Blind Idiot God - 'Undertow' reissue

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday July 26 2017 in Reissues

Indivisible Music is reissuing an expanded, remastered edition of the second Blind Idiot God LP this October. The band is also working on a new album, which is due out next year. Here's a bit more info: "The album was produced by Bill Laswell and originally released in 1989. The three bonus tracks, which are pressed to twelve-inch 45 RPM for the vinyl iteration make it a double vinyl, gatefold release. Bonus material includes their collaboration with John Zorn (saxophone), 'Purged Specimen', and a remix of their hard driving collaboration with Henry Rollins for the title track of the movie 'Freaked' (directed by Alex Winter), plus the original longer, never released version. It is the only BIG track featuring a vocalist to date."

link: indivisiblemusic.com

Corrupted / Noothgrush reissue on the way

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday July 11 2017 in Pre-orders

20 Buck Spin are doing A Good Thing and reissuing the Corrupted/Noothgrush split LP, which was originally released by Reservoir Records 20 years ago (sheesh). Pre-orders are available now.

link: 20buckspin.com

Shellac, playing some more gigs.

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday July 5 2017 in Gigs

The rock band Shellac is doing a tour of some places in the UK and Ireland. Here:

29/09 - Galway, Roisin Dubh

30/09 - Dublin, Tivol

01/10 - Belfast, Black Box

03/10 - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree

04/10 - Glasgow, SWG3

05/10 - Manchester, Academy 2

06/10 - Birmingham, Asylum

07/10 - Bristol, Fleece

09/10 - Brighton, Concorde 2

10/10 - London, Electric Ballroom

Negativ - 'Automatic Thoughts' 7"

added by Alex Deller on Saturday July 1 2017 in Reissues

Doomtown have kindly reissued the 'Automatic Thoughts 7" from Negativ. Label says: "Negativ are from Oslo, Norway and this is their violent, cold response to the new wave of Scandinavian hardcore.

"This piece of vinyl contains five negative hits full of punishing, bitter and thrash-infused takes on 80s hardcore, combining everything that was great about early Italian, American and Japanese hardcore. Plus, add some Norwegian guitar work weirdness, polka stomping beats and bestial vocals on top of that and you get the totally unique, yet brutal Negativ; just like a shiv stuck in your neck, shitting razors or ten blocks of cement poured down your throat!

"The first press of this amazing 7" sold out instantly so now it's been repressed on blue vinyl with slightly different artwork. Limited to 500 copies!"

link: doomtownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/automatic-thoughts-7