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Throat - 'Smile Less' pre-orders

added by Alex Deller on Thursday March 4 2021 in Pre-orders

Svart are now taking pre-orders from ever-excellent noise-rock act Throat. It's out on May 14. Here's some blurbage: "Throat's third album, Smile Less carries a significantly darker tone compared to the band's previous output albeit the light at the end of the tunnel has always been dim. While the foundation of Throat's sound remains in 90s noise-rock, 'Smile Less' pushes its way through all boundaries, starting off with cold post-punk vibes and ending in a wall of harsh noise. The space between those moments is stuffed with noisy rock music offering the listener the odd chance for groovy booty shake before throwing a curve ball with some industrial sound experiments. The first impression may not be as jarring as on their earlier recordings, but 'Smile Less' is still a demanding listen as Throat have never been poster boys for entertainment value."

link: svartrecords.com

Sunami / Gulch - split 7"

added by Alex Deller on Monday March 1 2021 in Pre-orders

Triple B Records are taking pre-orders for a massive pairing: Gulch and Sunami sharing a 7" single. Colour variants have gone already, so be quick if you want a physical manifestation of this at all. Label says: "Bay Area Juggernauts Sunami and Gulch team up to deliver the biggest gut punching split to drop in years. Sunami deliver two new tracks as a teaser for their upcoming debut LP on BBB later in 2021. Gulch come out of the gate with two brand new tracks as their followup to the 2020 Closed Casket Activities 'Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress' LP."

link: triplebrecords.limitedrun.com

Gimmick s/t 7"

added by Alex Deller on Friday February 26 2021 in Pre-orders

Sorry State are taking pre-orders for Gimmick's vinyl debut - a five track stinger of ugly, snotball hardcore. The label says: "While Gimmick’s snotty, noisy chaos recalls 80s greats like Sick Pleasure, they don’t sound like a retro band, just a group of young punks sipping from the same cocktail of frustration, anxiety, and hormones that have powered so many loud and fast bands across punk’s history. Through a perfectly gritty recording, Gimmick delivers an eleven-minute burst of bile, climaxing with the closing 'Grease Trap,' whose riff sounds like Kurt Cobain grew up seeing bands like Gag and Glue in seedy basements."

link: sorrystaterecords.bandcamp.com

The Little Explorer 2xLP

added by Alex Deller on Monday February 22 2021 in Reissues

Italy's Legno Records are pressing The Little Explorer's self-titled album and its follow-up 'Siderali' onto vinyl as a double LP package.

link: thelittleexplorer.bandcamp.com

High On Fire - 'The Art Of Self Defense' reissue

added by Alex Deller on Friday February 5 2021 in Reissues

Southern Lord are repressing High On Fire's magnificent debut, 'The Art Of Self Defense'. What else really needs to be said?

link: southernlord.com

Smirk, Itchy Self and Human Trophy pre-orders

added by Alex Deller on Friday February 5 2021 in Pre-orders

Drunken Sailor Records have three new releases available for pre-order: the self-titled LP from Smirk (the solo project of Public Eye's Nick Vicario); Human Trophy's 'Corpse Dream' LP and a Euro pressing if Itchy Self's 'Here's The Rub' 12". Cool!

link: drunkensailorrecords.co.uk

Divide & Dissolve - 'Gas Lit' vinyl

added by Alex Deller on Friday January 29 2021 in Pre-orders

The new album from cinematic avant-drone duo Divide & Dissolve is released digitally today, and it's a belter: intense, artful and absolutely beautiful music that seeks to smash white supremacy and bring about positive change. If you crave a physical copy, pre-orders for the CD and vinyl editions are live now via Invada Records.

link: invada.co.uk