Loads of new punk arrivals this week, plus newies from Blank Realm, King Gizzard, Civic, Grouper and Metal licka! RSD info below as well.
LOCAL NEW ARRIVALS
Civic - New Vietnam (Anti-Fade) Cracker of a punk record featuring members of Whipper, Drug Sweat, AD Skinner and Cuntz. Mix of 70’s NY punk with a more aggressive edge.
Vintage Crop - New Age LP (Anti-Fade) First full length release from Geelong’s Vintage crop. For fans of agitated garage punks like Eddy Current and Ausmuteants.
Wives - Doomsday LP (Black Wire) Second album of bleak, angular post-punk from Canberra’s finest.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Gumboot Soup (Blue Vinyl) The new, new, new album!
Stonefield - Far From Earth Far From Earth is the latest addition to an extensive catalogue that the four psyched out Findlay sisters have been officially releasing since 2010.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex And Food (Pink vinyl) One man psych band from New Zealand who now calls Portland home.
Collector - Forced Extraction 12" Excellent new Ep from Newcastle electronic industrial artist Collector.
Tapes from URGE RECORDS
Quick Fix Tape Members from Death Bells, Berzerker Boyz, Controlled, Ill Brigade. Quick Fix’s music could be compared to Boston hardcore from the past and present (à la Exit Order) but in the riffs of ‘Equalizing Distort’ era Gauze, mixing these influences with chorus-affected punk that Sydney has become known for in contemporaries like Oily Boys, Low Life & Nervous Habit
The Nuclear Family - Live In Japan Bryony says: Kids from the year below you at school secretly playing hardcore No Trend style jams, wailing sax sandwiched between an enormous escarpment covered in clouds and banana palms and the big blue void of the pacific.
Hugh - R Lovejoy R . Lovejoy could be compared to Tim Hecker or Oneohtrix Point Never but his experimentation uniquely fits into a punk platform. This is one person, alone in his room, doing sound experiments.
Whole bunch of punk stuff also arrived like:
Runt - Positions Of Power MLP RUNT are total aggro primitive punk built on furious spit and stomp, snarling electric agitation and primal clattering. Each track is short, angry and on the edge of falling apart at any moment. Yet it never does. Ash's vocals are totally confrontational and in your face while the (a)rhythmic section of Jyoti and Ralph pulverise anything in their way, laying the path for Alex’s guitar to slowly build up the sound of city-living anxiety. It has an obvious nod to early Crass Records releases but mixes it with something more modern and definitely more nihilistic.
Snob - Self Titled LP SNOB has snarled around the local London scene since 2014, leaving a trail of two self-released 7 inches and adulation in their wake. It’s now the year 2018, and SNOB finally bring us their fully fledged follow up of tense hardcore punk that’s characterised by frantic snotty dictation, agitated guitar lines and pummelling rhythms. The ten songs on the self-titled 12” are filled with disparities – sneering hi-energy, sentient meat and potato, adroit silliness, agitated apathy – creating a bleak and angry sonic force. The whip-smart whip-short lyrics are almost a poetry-to-arms that rails against all of the absurdities of modern living. To these ears, SNOB is like if you left YouTube tabs of ICONS OF FILTH, PENI, NOG WATT and JETSET/ BLOEBAD all playing at once, and it somehow sounded wonderful.
No Babies - Someone To Watch (Upset The Rhythm) Oakland, CA's No Babies return with their second LP, another furiously ecstatic exploration of the overlapping margins of punk, hardcore, and no wave. The pieces we've come to expect are all here: Jasmine Watson's invectives against capitalism, binaries, police; Ricky Martyr's inimitable and always surprising stop-start guitar; horns of all stripes breaking through the noise; a nimble and powerful jazz-influenced rhythm section. Their particular brand of composed/improvised noise/music has never been chaos at all (they've always known exactly what they're doing), and this time around the band seems more at one than ever, aided by the crispness and brightness of Jack Shirley's able production. These are walls of sound, something like a runaway train, or a writhing sea serpent, and we are along for the ride. This is music that feels necessary. These are songs that sound vital to survival. We must play them or we will explode. We must play them in order to explode.
Plus these punx arrivalz and restocks
Arms Race - The Beast 7”
Permission - Contagious Life MLP
DAWN OF HUMANS - SLURPING AT THE COSMOS SPINE LP
HARAM - WHEN YOU HAVE WON, YOU HAVE LOST LP
PATSY - LA WOMEN MLP
SLENDER - WALLED GARDEN 7”
Rixe – Collection
BARCELONA - UN ÚLTIMO ULTRASONIDO NACIÓ Y MURIÓ EN BARCELONA
Framtid – Horrific Visions 7”
ORDEN MUNDIAL - PORQUE LAS DROGAS SON VENENO 7”
Crisis – Hymns Of Faith LP
Hank Wood And The Hammerheads – Stay Home LP
Insurgency - Militant Death Cult LP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE - METAMORFOSI LP
From Hobbies Galore: due any day is the new Blank Realm LP Last Seen, plus tapes from XUX - Live At Lulu’s Tape and Green Child - Self Titled Tape
PLUS these will be here by RSD, April 21st
Metallica - Garage Days on orange vinyl (due Friday April 13th)
Vacant Lot (April 21st)
Rixe- Tour Cassette
Grouper - Grid Of Points LP
Tarantula - Weird Tales Of Radiation 7” (feat. members of Culo)
Uranium Club live album!
Stars Of The Lid - Gravitational Pull Vs Desire For Aquatic Life
Geld - Perfect Texture
Ghastly - Death Valour
Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist - Distant Companion LP
Record Store Day will be on Saturday 21st of April. It looks like to some good stuff is coming out for the day so we’ll be giving the credit card a bit of a bash. Here’s the link to the website.Crates of new secondhand, Import RSD items, unofficial RSD items and a shop full of independent music you won’t find elsewhere. Maybe even this baby?