jeudi 11 août 2016

New In Distro : LOST LEGION demo tape / BRICK ASSASSIN 12" / ROGUE TROOPER - Boots on the Ground 7"

LOST LEGION - demo tape
A couple of idiots playing music drunk for no reason. Two tracks leaked last year (to be released soon on 'Oi! the Tape' on Crowd Control Media) that set the hype machine in motion.
This tape includes four new tracks that riff less on the Templars and Boot Party vein of the earlier songs and veers more towards the style of Chiswick punk, Condemned 84, and Ultima Thule. Oi! music of the future must certainly be the Oi! music of the past.

Chicago's Midway neighborhood hosts an airport and hundred's of locked cells for the working-class communities doing time on Chicago's south side. Brick Assassin come from Midway, a band of resilient goons growing up big and ugly, raised on a diet of industrial slime nuclear-green hot dog relish in a dense smog of dying industries. After a well-received debut 7" and a split 7" with Minneapolis's Victory, Brick Assassin have weathered various storms but have come back stronger than before, surviving line-up changes and label shifts. Their new LP is a series of complaints about union bosses, Nazi skins, and trying to feed a family in while the atmosphere smothers your lungs. Midway Mutant Crew.

ROGUE TROOPER - Boots on the Ground 7"
Massachusetts has a rich history of bad decisions, from witch trials to the recent influx of opioid addiction. It's easy to think that kids probably don't have to try too hard to find trouble, but I guess dumbing yourself down with religion or drugs doesn't work for everyone and some kids need a different cult to join. It's this gap where Amherst's Rogue Trooper found their home, running hard in the other direction of their peers but still staunchly staking their claim as Bay Staters; they're the younger brother that'll never live up to the potential you see in them.
Their music flexes an American muscle hard and you can hear the influence from the early Bruisers singles, Uprise comp-tracks, and the more garage-y cuts from the Wretched Ones records, but there's still a bit of that English influence from the Hammer Records catalog and that lends the band a little more melody than the founding fathers of American Oi. Their demo last year was the best new Oi recording I'd heard in quite some time and this 7" blows it away.

lundi 1 août 2016


G.L.O.S.S - Trans Day of Revenge

The second EP from the queer hardcore punk band G.L.O.S.S. conveys a violent and severe world, one in which the only reasonable and intelligent responses are anger and aggression.

VAASKA - Futuro Primitivo

Rejoice, VAASKA have returned with more hard punk pounders for the masses! Originally pressed in a limited amount by VOX POPULI for the band's Japanese tour in the winter of 2016, Beach Impediment is delighted to make the latest release from Austin's finest available domestically for the hardcore punk fanatics that know the real deal and for those that would like to become more educated in the field. "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" features five tracks of the top notch D-Beat punk with blazing guitar leads and ferociously belted out lyrics in Spanish that you have come to expect from these guys over the years. Each record comes in a felt based glue pocket sleeve adorned with the stark black and white art of the great Brian Miller that has been the band's visual trademark since the beginning.

ARM RACE - New Wave Of British Hardcore LP

ARMS RACE unleash their debut album after a well-received 6-track demo in 2013 and a 6-track 7" EP in 2014 on Quality Control HQ and Painkiller. Arms Race arrived on the scene fully formed with their powerful and gnarly UK-meets-USA hardcore: their signature sound of a vocalist chewing on glass is backed by one of the most solid rhythm sections in HC these days, and the guitar work adds a metallic element making the whole sound gigantic while keeping the ugliness and aggression to the max. NWOBHC is a statement of no-frills hardcore that is not scared to reach out to different corners of the punk and metal world.
New Wave Of British Hardcore was recorded by James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios and sounds bright and powerful. It comes housed in a sleeve designed by Andrew Fletcher with extra artwork by Nicky Rat who doubles as bass player. There is a download code, and a poster insert.

SEPTIC DEATH - Need So Much Attention 

Limited green-marbled vinyl! The first Septic Death release (1984) is also the very first Pusmort release and showcased a great collection of art. The front cover by Pushead, the back cover by Chet 'XNO' Darmstaedter. Septic Death (Boise, Idaho) was a hardcore punk band fronted by artist Brian "Pushead" Schroeder on vocals. Septic Death's music became a major influence on bands like Integrity, Citizens Arrest, Infest, and many other bands tied to the hardcore punk, thrashcore, crust punk etc. scenes. The band played only a few shows during its active years (1981 to 1986), mostly in Boise, Idaho. Tracklist: Sweat Of A Nightmare Core Of Reality Quit Child Mental Cancer Gore Story Control Advantage Never Trust Fear Hardware Negative Threat

S.S.DECONTROL - The Kids Will Have Their Say

SS Decontrol (a.k.a. SSD) were "one of the first Boston hardcore bands and the core of the infamous "Boston Crew and the "narrow minds who think the narrow way"(mentioned in the liner notes to This is Boston Not LA of Modern Method Records). Their hardcore testament were The Kids Will Have Their Say 12"(1982, XClaim!/Dischord Rec.s), and Get it away LP (1983, XClaim!), then the change of their name to SSD brought some changes to the straight edge beliefs of band members and music wise they walked a new music direction. 2015 press on Suicida Records