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FOR PETE'S SAKE "In Faith And Loyalty"

FOR PETE'S SAKE "In Faith And Loyalty"
12"LP - $9.60
REACT / RXR051v


OK. Pyramid Sound; Ithaca, NY; Anthrax-SOD-Testament; trying to draw like Pushead; Guav putting out that first Earth Crisis 7"; tattoos and GED's; Ronny James Dio down the road, halfway to Syracuse; late night punk radio on Thursdays; hating Boston for no good reason. All of the things that add up to one particular and specific moment in time, which in hindsight seems like endless good times. Sorta happily skips over the common denominator running straight down the line: life sorta sucked. Fuck your parents. Fuck cops. Fuck your teachers. And on. And on...

Nostalgia—nostos algos—literally translates as "our pain" which always seems the part the endless reunion show cycle/spirit of 88 seems to ignore. FOR PETE’S SAKE is a sorta magic trick: it sounds like the Hardcore you remember, but (even better) sounds like WHY you listened to Hardcore in the first place. And there's just nothing better than that, even when then there's nothing worse. ‘Cause, God knows (my God; the one with the horns) that's what all the good music does and did, then and now: got you through the worst shit.

—Banks Violette, visual artist, dna

Track Listing: 
01. In Faith and Loyalty
02. Sail Away
03. This Is War
04. Deeper Praise
05. Train of Thought
06. In Search of The Truth
07. Why Did We Run Away
08. This Time
09. To Die
10. We'll Change The World


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TRUTH INSIDE "Keeping It Alive"

TRUTH INSIDE "Keeping It Alive"
12"LP - $9.60
LIFE TO LIVE / LIFETOLIVE024v


This is a complete discography of everything Truth Inside ever recorded. Everything has been fully remastered by the legendary Carl Saff (mindset + more). The artwork was designed by Ev from React Records so it has an extremely crucial look. Truth Inside was a straight edge band from Florida playing a youth crew style of hardcore influenced by bands like Gorilla Biscuits, In My Eyes, and Youth Of Today.

Track Listing: 
01. Keeping It Alive
02. Goals and Dreams
03. Truth Inside
04. Let's Get Right
05. True Talk
06. Perspective
07. Abusive Ways
08. Best Times
09. Unity
10. Abstain
11. Skate Dawgs
12. Try Harder
13. Hospitality
14. Intro / Forward Thinking
15. Rhodes
16. Reach Out
17. Age*
18. Take The Risk*
19. True Till Death*


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THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE "Malaise"

THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE "Malaise"
12"LP - $12.50 / CD - $8.75
THROATRUINER / THROATR051


Bayonne-based quintet THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have been nothing but unstoppable since their very first steps in 2009, tirelessly sculpting a signature sound torn between the most abrasive sides of chaotic hardcore, post-metal or screamo. After gaining a growing reputation all over Europe due to their 250 staggering, seizure-inducing live shows, the band returned to Amaury Sauvé's studio in Laval during summer 2015 to track «Malaise», their third full-length and follow-up to 2013's «Consequences».
While most acts tend to soften with age, the band's work has only become darker over the years. Opener "Le Parfum" sets the tone, with merciless, spasmodic rhythms morphing into bleak, slow-paced heaviness and emotionally-charged vocals screamed to the breaking point. From the straight-up barrage of grinding yet melodic tracks ("Carrying Icons", "Final Relief") to more downtempo, menacing ones ("Syngue Sabour", "Thousand Of Nails"), «Malaise» is a dense album with rich atmospheres and structures. On these nine tracks THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE's trademark sound has turned more expressive, resulting in nothing but the band's strongest material to date.

Track Listing: 
01. Le Parfum 
02. Carrying Icons 
03. Passing Daemons 
04. Syngue Sabour 
05. Je Me Noierai 
06. Ildoak 
07. Makurrak 
08. Final Relief 
09. Thousand Of Nails


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MINDSET "Nothing Less"

MINDSET "Nothing Less"
7"EP - $4.10
REACT / RXR053v


In the tradition of the valedictory three-song 7”, inaugurated by Youth of Today’s 1989 sendoff, Disengage, Mindset have in the earliest days of 2016 staked a claim on record of the year with a farewell triptych of their own: Nothing Less. A densely packed charge of pure explosive energy, the record — like one of Mindset’s peerless live sets — arrives with astonishing force, shows us something we’ve never seen before, and is suddenly over: A vanishing show of force and barely controlled chaos that awes, exhilarates, and inspires — and lives forever in memory. The new music, backed by the best-in-the-business drumming of Daniel Fang, delivers all the speed, crunch and crescendo that made Mindset’s full-length LP, Leave No Doubt, a generational document. And the lyrics, as urgent and authoritative as ever, rise to the occasion of a last will and testament: reflective, free of regret and apology, and more wrenchingly personal than ever before. Mindset will soon be gone, but with Nothing Less they have defied us to forget them.

Track Listing:
01. Nothing Less
02. We're Right
03. Effigy

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SUPER UNISON "Self Titled"

SUPER UNISON "Self Titled"
7"EP - $4.10
SELF-RELEASED / SU001v


“The EP is four songs long, none of which pass the two minute mark, and this thing just gets better every time you play it. They slow it down compared to Punch, and Meghan changes up her vocals a lot more which works really well. This is just great hardcore -- it's musically compelling, and even kind of accessible, but not at the expense of its total fury.” - Brooklyn Vegan

Track Listing:
01. Walk Away
02. Recognize You
03. Close Your Eyes
04. On Repeat

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MERCY TIES "Proper Corruption"

MERCY TIES "Proper Corruption"
12"LP - $8.75
GLORY KID / GKR035v


The cover of the new Mercy Ties record is a lie. It shows the solemn aftermath of the Mount St. Helens eruption, the placid, soot-strewn roads and abandoned vehicles. It does nothing to prepare you for the savage, incendiary assault of Proper Corruption.
Recorded with Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City, Puig Destroyer, Thou) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Yob, Old Man Gloom) the punk fuckedness of the Seattle band’s debut EP, A Dim Lit Place, has been sharpened and grown more ugly. Now as a five-piece, they’ve channeled the venom of their live shows into these ten tracks.

In a little over 20 minutes the band uses d-beat, grindcore, sludge and vertigo-inducing mathrock to create something oppressive and relentless with only moments of relief, brief passages of unnerving quiet before another convulsion.

Featuring ex-members of Tigon, The Abominable Iron Sloth and Beau Navire, Mercy Ties is now operating at the height of their abilities, crafting music that effortlessly tears through genres to create something unique and venomous. So maybe the album cover isn’t a lie, but a warning of what to expect after Proper Corruption’s final note.

TRACK LISTING: 
01. You Have The Right To Remain Violent
02. Analysis Of A Smile
03. Now Is The Time To Make New Enemies
04. Thinking Through Your Fingers
05. Fuck Your Male Sexual Entitlement 
06. The Lowest Animal
07. Poetics Of Despair
08. Stifling Process
09. Life Is Worth Losing
10. Proper Corruption


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FOUNDATION "Turncoat"

FOUNDATION "Turncoat"
12"EP - $8.75
JAWK / JAWK006v


After five years of meticulous effort, Atlanta's very own Foundation return with "Turncoat" a twelve inch E.P. that is comprised of five songs, all in the blistering, moody, and unrelenting vein of the Foundation tradition. This may be their finest output yet, and a definite high note to bow out on, brought to you by reactivated hardcore label Jawk Records (Indecision / Trial / Chokehold). Featuring guest vocals by Anderson Bradshaw from The Promise & Another Victim and Mike DC from Damnation A.D. and recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos / Harm’s Way) at Bricktop Studios in Chicago. Grab a copy of Turncoat and catch them on their final string of shows, before it's all over.

Track Listing: 
01. The New Faith
02. A Warm Place In Hell
03. Failure Breeds Failure
04. Devotion III
05. Silence Above, Quiet Below


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FEATURED TITLES

BASEMENT "Promise Everything"

BASEMENT "Promise Everything"
CD - $7.50 / CASSETTE - $5.65 / 12"LP - $15.00
RUN FOR COVER / RFC143v


Since abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of 2012’s breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness, Basement’s intensely devoted following has only grown. Promise Everything is the band’s full-length return to writing and recording since the break. Challenged by the spacing out of members not only across the country - but across the globe - Promise Everything was written by piecing together songs without the luxury of a space or even a time zone to share. Perhaps this is why upon listening, Promise Everything feels like a conversation between different people, revealing different moods and feelings throughout. This conversation shifts and evolves, filtering subtle, tasteful alternative rock touchstones through the band’s unmatched melodic lens. More clearly aggressive songs like “Brother’s Keeper” and title track “Promise Everything” situate Basement at the forefront of the rock world, pairing that aggression with an inherent sense of melody. On the standout track “Aquasun,” lyrical flow and melody overtake the listener while overt meaning gives way to musicality and its nuance. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement’s musical conversation has been one that has lingered even when after it was interrupted too soon by their premature & luckily temporary break, - and as their first true cohesive document, Promise Everything is only the beginning of what Basement has to say.

Track Listing: 
01. Brother’s Keeper 
02. Hanging Around 
03. Lose Your Grip 
04. Aquasun 
05. Submission 
06. Oversized 
07. Blinded Bye 
08. For You The Moon 
09. Promise Everything 
10. Halo


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GHOSTLIMB "Difficult Loves"

GHOSTLIMB "Difficult Loves"
12"LP - $15.00
VITRIOL / VITRIOL044v


Ghostlimb's first release since 2012's Confluence, this is a beast of the hated interim period. This is a chiseled down, lean beast of a record, equal parts melody and graveled hardcore. Some of these songs find the band in expanded form, exhibiting elements of thrash, death-metal and rock through the lens of punk and generally disliking everything in the world. This comes in a heavy glued jacket with art by Alan from Gorlock. Peep this.

Track Listing: 
01. A Gobi of Suburbs 
02. Sense of Place 
03. Hostility Compelling 
04. Wall of Books 
05. Difficult Loves 
06. Brushfire 
07. Folds in the Sheets 
08. Nine 
09. Addressee Relocated to Cemetery 
10. Treason Fluently 
11. Life's Blood


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GRAF ORLOCK "Crime Traveler"

GRAF ORLOCK "Crime Traveler"
12"LP - $15.00
VITRIOL / VITRIOL042v


Finally, the feature full-length film comes into being. After stealing so many hours, sneaking into film editing rooms and crying for sympathy, this record has come to fruition. Putting all of the ridiculous ideas and unimplemented theories from previous, less-realized projects, Crimetravler goes there, bringing together the last ten years of Gorlock in one depressing and aggressive LP. This is 10 songs, running just over 31 minutes and is packaged in a 12 page full-color, completely related, content driven morass that is like a time-wasting video game with much less payoff. Delve into the minds of people you wouldn't even want to be friends with in this overtly complex (master) piece. Comes with digital download and whatever else we throw in there.

Track Listing: 
01. Bad Cell Service on Connecticut Avenue 
02. 600,000 Tons of Explosive Ordnance
03. Afternoon Lunch at the Red Bacchus 
04. A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley 
05. Regional Turf War Spills Blood on Vegas Strip 
06. Nursing a Hangover 
07. Our Infallible Cybernetic Future 
08. Summer Getaway, Mount Hermon 
09. Difficult Decisions in the Yutani Mess Hall 
10. Cheaper, Safer, and Better than the Real Thing


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NO TOLERANCE "You Walk Alone"

NO TOLERANCE "You Walk Alone"
12"LP - $11.25
PAINKILLER / PKR060v


8 years after an impromptu afternoon jam that resulted in their first writing and recording session, and 4 years since their last record, No Tolerance return to deliver the straight edge hardcore album the youth and young-at-heart have been waiting for. Unchanged by the unstoppable march of time, You Walk Alone finds the band still able to mine the same territory as always, but formatted for the ebb and flow of a full length album. Expect a meticulous alloy of "Break Down the Walls", Confont's "Payday", and the Hard Stance E.P.s.

Track Listing: 
01. No Sympathy 
02. Judgement Day 
03. Not For Me 
04. Never The Same 
05. Keep Your Distance 
06. Watch You Break 
07. Victimized 
08. Losing Control 
09. Pay The Cost 
10. No Excuse 
11. Choosing Sides 
12. You Walk Alone


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THINK I CARE "Singles Collected"

THINK I CARE "Singles Collected"
12"LP - $11.25
PAINKILLER / PKR059v


Think I Care were a band that existed in the first half of the aughts in Massachusetts, and available on this lp for the first time since 2002 are their two earliest 7" releases, plus an unreleased song and a stray comp track from that era - remastered for maximum destruction. During 2000-2002 TIC canvased the USA on the back of these 2 7"s, hitting every shithole basement and VFW that would have them. While their later work was known for a midpaced NYHC style, this era of the band was heavily indebted to Infest, DYS, Dropdead, and Siege, or if you're a New England townie local: Hatchetface, Intent to Injure, and Paindriver. Members of TIC also did time in Fit For Abuse, New Lows, Prisoner Abuse, Dead Black, Vaccine, and many more.

Track Listing: 
01. Draw The Line 
02. Stay Home 
03. First Things First 
04. Think I Care 
05. Persist 
06. No Turning Back 
07. Quick To Quit 
08. Where's The Courtesy 
09. Without 
10. Trapped 
11. Phase 
12. Belong 
13. Burn 
14. Force Fed 
15. Different Face 
16. Toy Town Crew 
17. Doubt It 
18. How's It Feel? 
19. Get It Away 
20. Mothafuck Yourself


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NEW DISTRO TITLES

DRESS CODE "Perception"
7"EP - $5.00
XPRESSIONS / XPR002v


Since the dawn of time, “punk” and “hardcore” have been synonymous yet separate. The former invokes a more theatrical yet haphazard approach, with the latter connoting more deliberate and tough. The term “punk hardcore” has often come to mean a transitional phase between these to connected genres, but Houston, Texas’s Dress Code are not a missing link, they are the curators of this definition. Their use of both punk and hardcore’s defining features allow them to have a show where members fall and moshers mosh, while their music is a berates our ear drums with relentless speed and baritone vocals. Perception is the debut 7” out this winter on Xpressions Records.

Track Listing: 
01. Perception 
02. Illusion Of 
03. White Knight 
04. Mind Game 
05. On The Ball 
06. Washed Up


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FUMING MOUTH "Practitioner b/w Seismic Emasculation"
7"EP - $3.75
FRIGID MISERY / FMRL001v

First release on the new FRIGID MISERY RECORD LABEL for MA's own, FUMING MOUTH. This 7" single features 2 new songs from their recording session over Summer 2015. All songs from that session can be streamed at www.fumingmouth.bandcamp.com. This 7" is strictly limited to a 1 time pressing of 500 copies.

Track Listing: 
01. Practitioner 
02. Seismic Emasculation

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GOD'S HATE "Mass Murder"
12"LP - $13.40
CLOSED CASKET / CCA042v


In just two years, God's Hate has made a name for themselves with minimal touring and two EP releases. Produced and recorded with Taylor Young at The Pit in Van Nuys, CA, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, God's Hate delivers their debut full-length, "Mass Murder." This nine-track LP hits even harder than their prior efforts while introducing metallic harmonies and solos to fully complete the band's original vision. Vinyl version includes digital download.

Track Listing: 
01. Extermination 
02. Violent Procreation 
03. Mass Murder 
04. Father Inferior 
05. Crown Of Power 
06. Righteous Fear 
07. Unsound Fury 
08. Witness Rejection 
09. Benevolent Submission


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LIFE OF REILLY "Break The Silence E.P."
7"EP - $5.00
XPRESSIONS / XPR001v


There are very few things that are straight forward in this world. Yes means no, no means yes, everything somehow means something else. Nothing can escape being scrutinized and analyzed one thousand times over. Life of Reilly leave no room for interpretation: they are a hardcore punk band akin to early USHC and that’s it. Their debut 7”, Break The Silence, shows the band playing authentic, unembellished music equal parts midwest and abrasive DC.

Track Listing: 
01. Games 
02. Getting By 
03. Lost 
04. Watch Me
05. Change 
06. Insecurities 
07. Our Time Is Now 
08. Turn My Back 
09. Slave To Society 
10. The Life Of Reilly


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RESPONSE "THERE'S NO CHOICE E.P."
7"EP - $5.00
XPRESSIONS / XPR003v

The metaphysical multiverse is a hypothetical existence in which every single opportunity creates its own universe. Even the most infinitesimal of decisions we make would be turned into a whole separate plane of existence. California’s Response exist in the world that we live in, however, and there aren’t possibilities for them: there is no choice. Playing a relentless style of hardcore, Response spend the entirety of their debut 7” in the here and now.

Track Listing: 
01. In My Way 
02. Retaliate 
03. Guilty
04. There's No Choice
05. Force You Out


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WORLD BE FREE "The Anti-Circle"
12'LP - $11.25 / CASSETTE - $6.35 / CD - $8.45
REVELATION / REV162

With a love and appreciation for classic hardcore music and the intent to create something new and refreshing, World Be Free was formed. During the fall of 2014, Scott Vogel (Terror/Buried Alive), Joe Garlipp (Despair), Andrew Kline (Strife) and Sammy Siegler (Judge/CIV/Rival Schools) joined together to start World Be Free, with Arthur Smilios (Gorilla Biscuits) joining later on bass. They worked on crafting a sound that leaned heavily on the inspiration of the classic hardcore and punk albums they all grew up on, while adding a modern twist that kept it new and fresh. LP includes digital download of this record. This is the green vinyl version, limited to 553 copies.

Track Listing: 
01. World Be Free
02. Shake The Ghost
03. All These Colors
04. Empty Things
05. Never Slip
06. Breakout Or Busted
07. The Anti-Circle
08. I'm Done


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FRAMEWORKS "Time Spent"
7"EP - $5.00
TOPSHELF / TOPSHELF144v


"Frameworks are building on an already impressive sound — the Gainesville post-hardcore band had our attention with their searing 2014 debut Loom, and they captivate even further on “Time Spent,” their first track since then and the precursor to a new album that’s out next year. The song in particular will feature on an EP that’s due out in February, alongside one other new one, “Worn Out.” Everything sounds even more textured and epic here, as if that were even possible, and they still hold onto that same fury." - Steregum

Track Listing: 
01. Worn Out 
02. Time Spent


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FREE "Demo 2015"
CASSETTE - $5.00
SELF RELEASE / FREE001cs


Debut demo from Free, featuring members of Have Heart. Recorded by Trevor Vaughan at the Colloseum in New Bedford, MA.

Track Listing:

01. Dedication 

02. Vow 

03. MA Flex 

04. We Live Free 


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FULL OF HELL "Amber Mote In The Black Vault"
7"EP - $5.25
BAD TEETH / BADTEETH009v


After multiple full-lengths, 7"s, splits and collaborations, the United States' very best noise-grind quartet FULL OF HELL is back with a brand new 3 song EP, complete with a MELVINS cover at the end. This is the band at their fastest and most technical, truly proving that they are not only better than any current metal band but also more interesting. This record is short, fast, brutal, heavy and loud...honestly, what more would you expect from them? Get the pre-order and then go see them live, they tour constantly and I have never seen them play a bad show.

Track Listing: 
01. Halogen Bulb 
02. Amber Mote 
03. Barb And Sap 
04. Oven (Melvins Cover)


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MAGIC CIRCLE "Journey Blind"
CD - $11.10 / 12"LP - $16.10
20 BUCK SPIN / SPIN078


Who said anything about running out of ideas? The stubborn ones were born to linger, to nose out newer, more subtle permutations with the help from a few ragged fucks willing to practice them. Magic Circle mutt roll in heavy metal whatness, striking a balance with the pituitary culture it begat, and the tunes it jacked out. Suburban drag races. Basement bum wine scrum. Every collective thought burnt into a dirty tape dub of Mob Rules.
Sabbath, especially in its later incarnations, hulks ephemerally among all openings, rests and codas. When Chris Corry’s and Dan Ducas’s guitars aren’t jelly-legging around Iommi, they’re rekindling “Neon Knights,” brandishing “Die Young” credo. Meanwhile, Q clubs the kit like a drunken Ginger Baker. Brendan Radigan stakes a big, black flag in vocal territory long occupied by Saint Vitus, Saxon, Armored Saint and Trouble. Bassist Justin DeTore alternates creepy crawl and thunder word belch, laying yoke over each tune and driving them predjudicially underground.

But motherfuck simply “sounding” like these bands. Magic Circle celebrates them, and in doing so honors the form they have found. It’s heavy metal. Hit hard. Write riffs that clack along like rustbucket tanks into perpetuity. “Play” bass in ways that make you at once inseparable from every punch the drummer lands, and also ghosts every riff—working beneath, between, behind the rhythm. Sing that fucking story as every ancient did their Homer. It means something. It stands for something. Bring that to the tape.

And so Magic Circle does. Tunes are rude, vicious. Some lumber ominously along, bare-fisting the downbeat through riffs risen from basements held in the odors of stale beer, mold and want. Others stuff the song’s shape with directional changes—tipping a cap to Trouble and Saint Vitus via Sabbath. All the dots are easily connected. There’s no sport there. But, in lieu of refinement, one gets an honest reckoning: Magic Circle is a band (quickly) becoming. Through the web of influence and itchy, artistic compulsion they’ve found savage and ultimately promising ways of reanimating long since taxidermied forms.

TRACK LISTING: 
01. Journey Blind
02. The Damned Man
03. A Ballad For The Vultures
04. Lightning Cage
05. Ghosts Of The Southern Front
06. Grand Deceivers
07. Antediluvian


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SPINE "Deny"
7"EP - $4.40
BAD TEETH / BADTEETH010v


Brand new 6 song EP from Kansas City's SPINE showing a darker, heavier, faster side of what was already a powerhouse of fast hardcore. Late 80's youth crew-inspired punk with more of SIEGE/DESPISE YOU influence this time around. Don't sleep on what is undoubtedly SPINE's best material to date...an excellent follow-up to their debut full-length "TIME HAS GONE" which came out late last year.

Track Listing: 
01. Visitor 
02. MMS 
03. Cavity 
04. Burden Of Life 
05. Cry Wolf 
06. Visitor
 

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