“DISTORT BERLIN”!!! Earth Crust Displacement with another 6 Tracks and a cover (Discover) Distorted Raw Punk D-Beat Noise Inferno! Gau with a fantastic recording in the vein of Gai, Confuse, Swankys. Berlin’s back on the map. Total Distorted Destruction!!!
Mastering Valley Boys Drone Attack EP.
“VALLEY BOYS – Drone Attack EP (UP048)
Toronto’s VALLEY BOYS speed through four tracks of hyperactive punk here, frenetic tempos, desperate vocals and some tasty guitar work placing this solidly in the tradition of early ’80s hardcore. “Drone Attack” is no one-dimensional thrashfest, however; these veterans deliver memorable songs and relentless energy that sets this apart from any number of generic contemporary rehash outfits, and there’s real character here. While sounding like no one exactly, this is exemplary trad hardcore that would fit in nicely with the likes of The Fix, early Poison Idea and The Germs LP.”
Mixing the forthcoming Good Throb LP “Fuck Off”
Here is a review of their first effort:
“Good Throb’s initial public offering draws from all of their previous bands’ work (the Sceptres, the Shitty Limits, Tortura et al.) in the shadows of the Nixe’s Utreg punk, with a hint of “Swiss Punk Now”, a bit of the Australian X’s burliness, but any desire for comparison is overwhelmed by a certain wall of sound and ferocity – on every instrument – that breeds a perfectly nasty sense of empathy. Empathy for a visceral breeze, for the methodical assassination of tedium, for the distilled detestation of our rosy society, and for Tesco anthems. Raw depictions of a mundane universe. (NG – Terminal Boredom)”
“ENRAGED MINORITY represents streetpunk the way it should be: a powerful mix between classic Oi! and hardcore punk with some ska and rock’n'roll influences.
Founded in autumn 2007 in the south-western German town Rheinfelden (Baden) but moved to Freiburg in 2013, ENRAGED MINORITY had a brew with the lads from most of your favourite bands by playing more than 100 concerts all over Europe.
After their debut album (2010), a split EP with Streets Of Rage from Nancy (2012) and a live split album with the legendary The Oppressed (2013), ENRAGED MINORITY now comes around with their second full length album!”
Mastering the forthcoming LP by Dottie Attie.
Recorded at Portland’s Buzz or Howl by Stan Wright.
“Those three girls that you may recognize from the front row of so many shows are now the front line of Portland’s new band Dottie Attie. With a punk boy drummer and songs about condoms and how being a girlfriend isn’t always fun, they will make you fall in love.”
ANGER BURNING/Earth Crust Displacement.
It looks like RENS-002 will beat RENS-001 on the finish line.
Swedish D-beat Vs German D-beat.
I guess that followers of Spela Snabbare Records don’t need an introduction for Anger Burning.
Eart Crust Displacement on the other hand, plays dirty, raw and noisy D-beat straight from hell.”
Celebrating Tandang Store’s, Malaysia, first ever tape release!
Red Dons “Fake Meets Failure” Tape || Tandang 001 || Rm 8 || USD 3 + postage.
“Take the epic heaviness of FROM ASHES RISE, dilute it to a more punk rock formula, throw in the density of the WIPERS and add some early- ‘80s LA hardcore melody, and that’s the winning concoction of the RED DONS..,” – Maximum Rocknroll #329
Mastering Rebel Steele‘s forthcoming sessions on Universal Warning Records.
More action out of Denver, CO!
“What I love about The Cry! is that they’re pop and proud of it! They take their inspiration from the source: British Invasion, Beach Boys, doo-wop. They understand the history and the craft of pop music. Ask them if “pop” is a dirty word, and they’ll just laugh and go listen to Buddy Holly. They write perfect melodies in their sleep. They sound like they’ve been practicing their harmonies for 25 years – even though none of these lads are over 22! But don’t go thinking The Cry! are straight-up revivalists. Maybe it’s just their youthfulness, but they come off quite “current” to my ears. Their angle is that they’ve “reinvented the two minute pop song for the next generation”. Combining doo-wop harmonies with ’60s pop jangle and a touch of ’77 punk, their “new-old school” sound falls somewhere between The Connection and The Biters. And that’s a fine place to fall! The full-length, as expected, is stacked with hits. In that mythical perfect world I so often conjure in my reviews, “Modern Cinderella” would top the pop charts for weeks! Everyone from your kid brother to your gym teacher to your local congressman to your favorite porn starlet would be singing it while standing in line at Starbucks. If the chorus were any catchier, it would be illegal in at least 17 states. And once that lead guitar hook gets stuck in your head, you’re doomed!”
“Raw, trashy garage that eases right up to the border of being hardcore. Has the crunch of early rocknroll rooted punk like The Damned mixed with the reckless aggression of Teengenerate or The Retainers.”