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LPs & 12"s
Actress "Actress Meets Shangaan"
Alcatraz "Smile Now Cry Later"
Annihilator "Never, Neverland"
Babies, The "Cry Along With… The Babies (A 12" Record Of Demos 2010-2011)"
Big Pink, The "Future This (+ D/L)"
Blood For Blood "Revenge On Society (Ltd. Ed. Colored Vinyl)"
Chapman, Michael "Rainmaker (Gatefold 180 Gram Reissue)"
Converge "Unloved And Weeded Out"
Cut Hands "Afro Noise 1: Volume 2"
Dalton, Karen "1966 (Newly Unearthed Recording!)"
Deerhoof "Reveille (Remastered 180 Gram Blue + D/L)"
Dispatch "Bang Bang Vinyl Edition"
Doomriders "Black Thunder"
Europa "La Ultima Emocion"
Family Portrait "Dark Roast EP (Ltd. 45RPM 12")"
Forensics / Textbook Traitors "Forensics / Textbook Traitors"
Gabriel, Peter "New Blood (LP + 7" + D/L)"
Guns N' Roses "Appetite For Destruction (Back To Black Reissue)"
Hauschildt, Steve "Tragedy & Geometry (Gatefold)"
Hookers "Horror Rises From The Tombs (D/L)"
House Boat "The Thorns Of Life"
Howler "America Give Up (+ D/L)"
Koolaid (Global Tyranny) "Koolaid (Global Tyranny) (+ CD)"
Majority Rule "Emergency Numbers"
Maki, Carmen & Blues Creation "Carmen Maki Blues Creation (180 Gram Reissue)"
Manix, The "Neighborhood Wildlife"
Moon Pool & Dead Band "Moon Pool & Dead Band"
Motorhead "The World Is Ours Vol. 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else (Recorded In Santiago)"
Murray, Mickey "People Are Together (Reissue + D/L)"
Nazi Dust "Wretched Hour"
Neverever "Shake-A-Baby (+ D/L)"
Nova Scotian Arms "Cult Spectrum"
Peaches "The Teaches Of Peaches (First Time As Single LP)"
Ride "Nowhere (180 Gram Rhino Vinyl)"
Samson, John K. "Provincial (+ CD)"
Secret Fun Club "Skull"
Sonic Youth "Kill Yr. Idols (Fanclub Edition; Demos & Live)"
Soundgarden "Flower (Repress)"
Sourvein "Black Fangs (LP+7")"
Spits, The "The Spits (5th Album)"
St. Vincent "Marry Me (+ D/L)"
System Liliputt "Harpa"
This Will Destroy You "This Will Destroy You"
Various Artists "Intended Play (Matador & True Panther 2011-2012 + D/L)"
Vita Noctis "Against The Rule (2LP)"
Wild Nothing "Golden Haze (+D/L)"
XBrainiaX "Deprogrammed (Gatefold)"
Electronic 12"s & LPs
Martini Bros "Big And Dirty (Feat. Tiga's Remix)"
Porter Ricks "Biokinetics (2LP)"
Proxy "Dance In Dark EP"
Trago, Tom "Iris In Dub"
ZZT "The Worm"
Blood For Blood "Livin' In Exile"
DARKSIDE (NICOLAS JAAR & DAVE HARRINGTON) "Darkside: Clown And Sunset"
Dimlite "Grimm Reality (3x10" + 7" + D/L)"
Dispatch "Dispatch Vinyl Edition EP"
Backy & John (C. Reilly) "I'll Be There If You Ever Want / I'm Making Plans"
Bazan And Deerhoof (David Bazan) "Deerbazan (Ltd. /2000 Clear Blue + D/L)"
Capitalist Casualties / No Comply "A Painful Split"
Cheap Girls / Noise By Numbers "Cheap Girls / Noise By Numbers"
Cold Snap "Spice Island Single"
Cronin, Mikal "Tide"
Fun. "We Are Young"
Guards "Do It Again / Feels Like That"
John & Tom (John C. Reilly) "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar / Lonesome Yodel Blues #2"
Lanegan, Mark Band (The Mark Lanegan Band) "The Gravedigger's Song"
Little Cuts "Plastic Disaster"
Prurient "Wrapped In The Flame Of Illusion, Masked In The Clay Of Behavior" (2x7")
RF7 "RF7 (Old Stuff + Bonus New Song)"
Rose, Frankie (Frankie Rose) "Know Me"
So Cow "GMT EP"
Baker, Aidan "Spectrum Of Distraction"
Reznor, Trent / Ross, Atticus "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
Sloth "Dead Generation"
Wire #336 Feb. 2012 (Lil B Cover)
The latest release from Connecticut's own Cold Snap is a two track single titled "Spice Island Single." It includes a brand new song, and a new, spacier take on the old smash hit "American Cancer," from their early demo days. Remember that demo? It had Nosferatu on the cover and the CD was spray painted. I remember them being passed out at every show in CT a few years ago. Great demo. This marks the third vinyl release by them, along with "Godspeed" and the split 7" with Brass Caskets we put out last year.
Coliseum Parasites EP CD/12"
You may remember this Louisville hardcore trio from their Record Store Day 2011 split with Superchunk [Editor's note: or from their previous band, Breather Resist or their split with Doomriders or their previous LPs or even their tour with Thursday (JC)]. Coliseum’s sound can be described as blazing, aggressive and heavy punk with a dash of metal thrown in. There’s a very Queens of the Stone Age-esque “desert rock” flavor present, but there’s a much greater emphasis on high-speed hardcore energy as opposed to stoner rock. The lyrics are creative as well: in the soaring, poetic “Ghost of God,” vocalist/guitarist Ryan Patterson mourns that “there’s nothing / behind your eyes but a cold soul waiting to die.” The unrelenting, feedback-strewn thrasher “Blood of the Beasts” is another highlight, commenting that “we’re a violent race / full of savage beasts / led by a cold desire to consume all we see.” The introspective closer “Give Up and Drive” ponders “how many years will I drive alone before I find my home?” Their energy and musicianship really resonates throughout, expressing a very authentic sound that doesn’t care about sounding too traditional or experimental.
Life In Your Way Kingdoms 3xCD
Life In Your Way is a melodic christian metalcore/hardcore band from Connecticut that originally formed in 1999 and called it quits in 2008. Recently, they've gotten back together and with the wild success of their kickstarter endeavor, self released an epic three disc album called, "Kingdoms". Each disc is named appropriately to the material on it; "Kingdom Of Man", "Kingdom Of Darkness", and "Kingdom Of God". Similar to Johnny Cash's "Love, God & Murder". The band has expanded this time around to include three guitar players including former member Todd Mackey (vocalist of With Honor) and Andrew Nelson (Wrench In The Works, Call It Arson). For the sub-sub-sub-genre of melodic-christian-metalcore, this album is perfection. The hooks, the beefy guitar riffs, the blistering drums, the mosh, the pretty singing parts, they're all there and working together perfectly. Since "metalcore" as a scene has basically dissolved, I find this album a fitting nail in the coffin. No one will top this. I patiently await the vinyl version.
Pinch & Shackleton Pinch & Shackleton CD/2LP
(Honest Jons Records)
This record came out a little while ago and it has grown on me considerably with repeat listens. Pinch and Shackleton separately are names (if you are in touch with electronic music) you know well as veterans of the dubstep genre. While much of the spotlight on dubstep has been on the more club friendly drum 'n' bass sounds these two dwell closer to what many refer to as post-dubstep. This record floats close to the IDM tag even (if that's something people use anymore; it is). It is dubbed out and definitely dubstep with really deep and analogue sounds (sounds sourced not from the depths of chips and processors, but rather from blocks and actual drums etc.; of course, those chips and processors definitely play a part here and there and intermingle with ease). As hinted at, this is not dance floor material, but bedroom headphone head nodding contemplation music; the soundtrack to filing around the office or driving at night during a snow storm (I'll probably be doing this soon). Real chill and "organic." Vibezzz.