Art For Blind Put Ears

Mastered at NLBF:

Various Artists “Put Ears on Yourself Vol​.​1” on Art For Blind.

Released March 10, 2017

Taken from Circuit Sweet:

“Put Ears on Yourself is the first in a new 7” single series curated by Art For Blind Records. Each 7” will feature 4 bands from Ireland and the UK and will be housed in a series of limited edition screen printed sleeves designed by emerging artists, designers and illustrators.

The first volume features UK artists Trust Fund, Milk Crimes and Lower Slaughter along with Dublin based garage punk band Sissy. The records are housed in covers designed by Leigh Arthur, Charolotte Ager, Rebecca Bronya, Sinead Young and Edel Doherty and were handprinted in County Leitrim by Pulled.

Trust Fund offer up the track “Splitter”. The track is a lo fi melodic soundtrack to long journeys and features record-mates Milk Crimes on backing vocals.

Trust Fund’s Ellis says of the track: “Splitter was mostly recorded in 2014 — I played guitar and drums, and Stefano played the bass which is why it’s extra fresh. It was going to be the b-side of ‘Cut me out’, but then I guess that song never came out as a single. Then in 2016 the band Milk Crimes came down to my basement and laid some sweet harmonies over it. Ellie left her reduced-price fake meats in our freezer and I was super excited but then they remembered and came back for them and that was a bad time for me. The song is about the ‘splitter’ adapter which means that two or more people can listen to music from one headphone jack. It could be argued that the song is therefore also concerned with the role of technology in mediating human intimacy. It has a sick guitar solo.”

Elsewhere on the 7″, “I’ll be Back Soon” is Leeds based punks Milk Crimes first outing on vinyl after an exciting demo released on cassette by Chunk in early 2016. The song is a promising glimpse of their forthcoming debut album in late 2017.

Dublin/London based Sissy contribute the track “Nice Guy” to the compilation, which is a deliciously snarling piece of garage punk taking aim at those fucking nice guys and is the perfect follow up the bands recent self released 7”.

Rounding off the record is Lower Slaughter’s “Tied Down”. The result is a sound which brilliantly shows the most of Sinead’s very different vocal style and maintains the ingenuity and experimentation which make the band such a breath of fresh air.”

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The Beat featuring Ranking Roger

Mastered at NLBF in 2016 The Beat featuring Ranking Roger “Walking On The Wrong Side” on Heavy Soul Records.

“The unmistakable voice of Rankin’ Roger has returned to the 7″ format, and come back with another classic BEAT single to follow on all those Two-Tone and Go Feet classics: Mirror in The Bathroom, Too Nice To Talk Too, Tears Of A Clown and Stand Down Margaret cemented The Beat at the top of the UK reggae tree along with UB40.
A soundtrack to a generation of skanking youth, The Beat are back with a new album due in September called “Bounce” and this is the first single to be taken from it. Backed with a non-album exclusive b-side “On The Road” get ready to get those knees in the air again!”

Rest In Power Ranking Roger ❤

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Mastering True Vision “Demo Tape 2016” on Quality Control HQ.

Released July 24, 2016

“Promo for the Against the Grain 7″ which came out August 2016 on QCHQ and includes an exclusive cover of the band Release (Greed)”

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Scheissediebullen - Anwohner raus!

Mastering Scheissediebullen “Anwohner raus!” on Gunner Records  & Meta Matter Records.

Released November 11, 2016

“Gut drei Jahre nach “Aufschwung” gibt’s ab dem 11.11.2016 endlich den Nachfolger “Anwohner raus!”. Wie gewohnt kommt die Platte mit der patenten Laufzeit von gut 44 Minuten verteilt auf 15 Songs daher. Soviel Mucke passt gerade noch auf eine Vinylscheibe, von der es direkt von den Labels auch eine auf 200 Stück limitierte Edition mit farbigem Plastik und Siebdruckhülle geben wird. Für die 90s Kids gibt’s CDs und für die Millenials beizeiten auch noch alles in digital für umme von Bandcamp.” 

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Johnny Notebook - s:t

Mastering Johnny Notebook and the Blue Screens s/t on Stencil Trash Records.

Released October 30, 2016

Johnny Notebook is the synth punk solo project from Daniel of Dean Dirg, Toyotas and Metric Eyes.

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Wonk Unit Mr Splashy

Mastering Wonk Unit “Mr Splashy” on TNSrecords.

Released September 23, 2016

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

Well, you should if you are ignorant of the air, leanings and grandeur of Wonk Unit, London’s improbable heroes. Heroes of community, of politics and melody.

Champions of Wonkfest, the ever growing London festival that is key to the punk rock calendar. Yes, punk rock. Individual, ironic, poignant and occasionally wistful, Wonk Unit deliver “Mr Splashy” in your ears and it resonates in a contemporary way, legitimizing the mantra of “21st century punks”.
My mate Sean brought home the latest Descendents effort on vinyl recently and spun a few tunes. My reaction?“This sounds like Wonk Unit”. Case closed.

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Honk If You Wonk. Johnny Takeaway” 

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Hyäne - s:t

Mastering Hyäne s/t on Static Age Musik.

Released November 18, 2016

 ” Hyäne are a powerful post punk band from Berlin who’ve recently released an impressive ep on Static Age Musik. In this instance it’s “post punk for geeks who wear boots and sport shitty haircuts as opposed to the goth and eyeliner crowd.” It was recorded and mixed by Tobias Lill…” – Taken from just some punk songs.

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CopyCats

Mastering CopyCats “Internet Pirates Will Make Music Prevail”

Released July 1, 2017

“Copycats vienen de Granada para presentar su último trabajo, un EP titulado Internet Pirates Will Make Music Prevail, una propuesta de garage punk setentero con referencias reconocibles, pero traídas hasta nuestros días. Pablo, Jason y Diego reflejan esa rabia generacional en unas canciones que sudan rock por cada costado. Las guitarras siempre prevalece, la música sobrevive.

# Copycats, bienvenidos al podcast de ERA Magazine. Para todo aquel que no os conozca, contadnos quiénes son Copycats y qué aspecto musical destacaríais para que alguien se introduzca en vuestra propuesta.

# Empezamos con las canciones que venís a presentar. La primera es «Youngsters In Granada». Contadnos algo de ella.

# Johnny Thunders, Dead Boys, The Only Ones o Television son las referencias más comunes cuando se habla de vuestra música. Cómo os sentís vosotros cuándo se os compara con estos artistas. No sé si habéis escuchado a todas estas bandas, lo digo por vuestra juventud.

# Vuestra música se entiende más desde una rabia generacional? Es imprescindible analizarla desde esa óptica?

# La segunda canción que escucharemos es «Lorena», preséntadnosla.

# Otros de los aspectos que predominan en vuestra música son los sonidos punk, en los que la guitarra toma protagonismo, como construís vuestras canciones.

# Y cómo es el encaje con las letras, son antes, después, y de qué os gusta hablar.

# Llegamos a la tercera canción, «Talen’s Suicide». Háblanos de ella.

# Este verano hicisteis una gira por Europa. Qué tal os fue y qué tal la acogida entre el público? ¿Tenéis más actuaciones este invierno?

# La última canción, decidnos cuál es y por qué la habéis elegido («This Tour Is Killing»).

# Gracias, Copycats, por haber estado en el podcast de ERA Magazine. En las notas del programa dejaremos los enlaces pertinentes para que puedan seguir tu música. Mucha suerte.” – Taken from Era Magazine

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Street Eaters - The Envoy

Mastering Street Eaters “The Envoy” on Nervous Intent.

Released May 12, 2017

“THE ENVOY is a concept album based on famed dystopian, gender revolutionary, anti-authoritarian author Ursula K. Le Guin’s books “The Dispossessed” and “Left Hand of Darkness”. Cover art by Miriam Klein Stahl (illustrator of “Rad American Women A-Z” and “Rad Women Worldwide”).

STREET EATERS are a truewave/punk band from Berkeley+Oakland, CA that has drawn a range of sonic comparisons to bands from Wipers to Masshysteri, Autoclave to Mission of Burma, Huggy Bear to KARP, Sonic Youth’s ‘Bad Moon Rising’ to the early recordings of Warsaw. After years of relentless international touring on the heels of their well-received album “Blood::Muscles::Bones” (released on Nervous Intent in the U.S./Contraszt! in Europe), Megan March and John No (joined as of Summer 2018 by guitarist Stevo) returned home to troubled times in their immediate bay area underground punk community/family and the world at large. True to form, the band sought to come to terms with this changed landscape by diving deeply into their own recording studio to create a new record with an expansive new vision with “The Envoy”. Directly inspired by Le Guin’s radical speculative fiction and analytical lens on the world around us and beyond it, Street Eaters tackle transformative and transgressive lyrical themes of oppression, resistance, and change explored in the books.”

“On The Envoy, the followup to 2014’s Blood::Muscles::Bones, [Street Eaters] conjure entire worlds. March and No thread the underwater yawp of sea lions, the grind of collapsing glaciers, and whistling oscillations of planets through their already noisy soundscape. Feedback whips and howls, while a wildly overdriven bass leads the way deeper into the darkness.”  Taken from Flood Magazine

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Polis-Ackel - Security Shutdown

Mastering Polis-Äckel “Security Shutdown EP” on Imminent Destruction Records

Released November 14, 2016

“Debut vinyl release from Italian Raw Punks POLIS-ÄCKEL

Following on from where their 10 track demo from last year left off, the intensity is raised further with these new recordings.

8 new tracks of fast, raw and chaotic anger!
As furious and nihilistic lyrically as they are musically.

A raging mix of DISCLOSE / MAQUINA MUERTA / FRIGORA / ANTI-CIMEX / SHITLICKERS”

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