||[07 Mar 2007|05:06pm]
HEADCOUNT RECORDS/DISTRO UPDATE!
Hey guys, the Coke Bust 7" is ready and ripping, the pre-orders were ridiculous we have received all sorts of trades and a bunch of new distro items. there will be plenty in weeks to come, but in the mean time here as some things we have received quite recently.
Coke Bust - Demo 7"
This is headcounts NEWEST release. Coke Bust from washington dc, with members of Bail Out!, Magrudergrind, The Hate Crimes and many others they aim to DESTROY. You can check some tracks off the record on our homepage!!
About To Snap - Already Dead 7"
Blistering fast hardcore isn't new to London, Ontario's About To Snap, who follow up their demo with this 7" recording of nine tracks. Their sound is a go-for-the-throat blend of speed, intensity and nihilism that combines all of the best elements of Negative Approach, Striking Distance and Voorhees.
Black SS/How We Are split 7"
Black SS continue to crank out the releases, this time with Rochester, NY's How We Are. Black SS continue their Kill Your Idols/Slapshot influenced assault while How We Are play epic hardcore similar to Verse.
Braindead - S/T 7"
Fast and furious pissed off hardcore from Pennsylvania with catchy breakdowns.
Deconditioned - Big Act/Compartment K3 7"
"This band unfortunately just played their last ever shows. Too bad, because I think they were under-appreciated while they were around. This 7" is a fitting send-off though. Two songs of intense JESUS LIZARD/SCRATCH ACID-influenced hardcore. You heard me right. One song is fast and spasmodic, the other slow and brooding. On both the later-era BLACK FLAG-influenced guitar dominates. This band was doing its own thing, and I sincerely hope the different members continue to make music." (AM)
End of a Year - Sincerely LP
As part of the Albany music scene well known for its hardcore and metal, and veterans of heavy bands themselves, End Of A Year wanted to take it in a different direction. Inspired by the Revolution Summer period of the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene (ie. Rites Of Spring, Marginal Man, Gray Matter), End Of A Year decided that it is possible to be loud and honest while being tuneful. The music became a natural outgrowth of that position - melodic and, at times, pleasant but always gritty and married to a punk sensibility.
End of a Year/Three Fifteen SPLIT 7"
End of a Year is ex-members of Madeline Ferguson and Burning Bridges, back with 3 new songs in the vein of Fugazi or Rites of Spring. If their music doesn't take you back to early/mid 90's in DC, their attitude definitely will. Threefifteen's 2 new tracks will transport you back to a point in your life when Minor Threat was all that mattered. A classic sound with a modern edge.
Fired Up - When the Lights go out 7"
CT hardcore! New On Youngblood Records!
Lighten Up! - I'd Rather be Snoring 7"
Kev Somm, Perry, Mike and Andrew are the four guys from Philly that make up Lighten Up... These guys play old school hardcore and they play it right. The fast tempos, straight forward lyrics and the overall attitude of this band is what makes this demo a good one. If you are a fan of the Gorilla Biscuits, GO! For the Throat, or Frostbite, than you should check out these guys. This is a prime example of hardcore done right
La Piovra - Risacca 7"
Italy's La Piovra present a two-song recording of rockin' hardcore that is a little more mid-tempo than that on the recent Youth Attack 12". These songs still have the wailing guitars and Crudos-esque vocals with solid drumming.
Lovely Lads - The Best You've Got CD
The Best You've Got is the debut full length from this Massachusetts band, which boasts members of R'N'R, Say Goodbye, Soul Swallower and XfilesX. Don't be mistaken, though, because this band plays a style of street punk that's closer to bands like Cock Sparrer and Blitz than any of the members' hardcore projects.
Phoenix Bodies - Raise the Bullshit Flag LP
After countless splits and comps, Indiana's Phoenix Bodies have finally graced us with their debut full-length recording. As with previous releases, every style under the massive umbrella of "heavy music" is perfectly mashed together to give the listener an experience comparable to bare knuckles pressed against a belt sander, mixing elements of Converge with bands like Orchid and Usurp Synapse. In an age where too few bands are saying anything worth hearing, this album is more than 10 tracks of blistering music; it's also a grand calling out of pretty much the entire human race.
Skate Korpse - S/T LP
Paying homage to early '80s skate and surf punk, Rochester, NY's Skate Korpse collect all of their 7"s, splits and comp tracks on one convenient hand-screened LP along with a bunch of unreleased tracks.
Walk Aside - This Ain't No Market, and We Ain't No Commodities 7"
Walk Aside are a seldom talked about, but quite excellent hardcore band from the French speaking part of Canada. Walk Aside have a later-period MINOR THREAT sound mixed with a little bit of DAG NASTY just for good measure. It’s reviews like these that make doing this pain in the ass fucking zine worth it because without these guys sending me their shit (you reading and me writing) might not have known how good these guys are. If you make an effort to hunt this down I assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
We The People - Time to Operate 7"
Chuck from Black SS on vocals doing a more slowed down punk band. These guys rip, don't sleep on this one!
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