Touché Amoré / Self Defense Family "Self Love"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
TASDF “Self Love” is a collaborative release between Touche Amore and Self Defense Family members. “Self Love” was created by 15 musicians working together as one band, all eventually captured by engineer Will Yip (Blacklisted, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA.
A-Side “Circa 95” is an upbeat combination of Touche Amore’s explosive emotional leanings and Self Defense Family’s trademark cynicism. As the song twist and turns, it peels and curls to reveal layers of guitars and dueling percussion. All while lyrically paying subtle homage to hardcore legends Unbroken. While B-Side “Low Beams” begins with a contagious jangle before erupting into an catchy sonic finale. Telling the story of nomadic displacement; the highs, lows, and in between that many who travel the open road experience.
01. Circa 95
02. Low Beams
200 - Clear
200 - White
300 - Opaque Light Pink
726 - Transparent Orange
5320 - Opaque Grey
Self Defense Family / Creative Adult "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
A split release between Deathwish and Run For Cover Records.
Creative Adult comes from the diverse musical breeding ground of California's North Bay Punk scene. With hardcore roots, they explore noisy, sometimes psychedelic sounds with an undeniable Dischord styled edge. Their song “Americans” meanders and builds as if were an ’85 era Punk anthem. Using musical repetition and biting social commentary to create a dark, infectious atmosphere.
Self Defense Family are one of the most prolific Punk bands out there today. Through countless releases and as many musical contributors (they have had more than ten active members at any given time), the collective has grown in both sound and vision. Their song here, “Somertron” is the band at their best. An experimental tangle of guitar melody swirls as Patrick Kindlon’s unmistakable story telling swells into a beautiful, fracturing crescendo.
01. Americans - Creative Adult
02. Somerton - Self Defense Family
332 - Transparent Red
330 - Transparent Green
332 - Opaque White
2295 - Clear
Harm's Way "Rust"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
“Rust” is the new album from Harm’s Way. Recorded at Brick Top Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails). Brutally and meticulously refined, “Rust” brilliantly combines industrial repetition (think Godflesh), metal attack (think Sepultura, Helmet, Celtic Frost), and hardcore aggression. Showing that Harm’s Way have emerged from the wreckage of past genres as the new high watermark of heavy in contemporary aggressive music.
Opener “Infestation” stomps with machine-like precision before plunging into a depressing sonic dirge. While songs like “Law Of The Land”, “Hope”, “Cancerous Ways”, and others introduce guitar and electronic driven atmospherics into the arsenal. These subtle dynamics bleed into other aspects of “Rust” as well. Mid-album beast “Left To Disintegrate” unfurls as an unforgettable anti-anthem ripe with infectious creeping metallic undertones. While “Amongst The Rust” and “Turn To Stone” introduce guest vocals from Colin Young (Twitching Tongues) and Emily Jancetic. Both of them adding haunting nuance to the brute force of the band. All of this leads to the epic closer “Ease My Mind”; a take-no-prisoners aural bludgeoning so heavy that it needs to be heard to be believed.
02. Law Of The Land
05. Cancerous Ways
06. Amongst The Rust
08. Docile Bodies
09. Turn To Stone
10. Ease My Mind
314 - Rust
707 - Cloudy Clear
2100 - Ginger Ale
Blacklisted "When People Grow, People Go"
Format: LP, CD, Cassette, Digital
"When People Grow, People Go" is the new album from Blacklisted.
Recorded by Will Yip at Studio 4, "When People Grow, People Go" is an eleven song amalgamation of Blacklisted’s brave experimental leanings ("No One Deserves…" direction) and their unquestionable hardcore heart ("Heavier Than Heaven…" direction). All of it musically electric, pushed to the point of explosion by vocalist and lyricist George Hirsch's melancholic introspection. Widening the gap between them and everyone else with their inspiring originality, vulnerability, and power.
02. Turn In The Pike
04. Deeper Kind
06. Burnt Palms
07. Foreign Observer (w/ Nick WOJ of Cold World)
09. Wooder Ice
10. Bottle Rockets
11. When People Grow, People Go
315 - Opaque Purple / Blue Mix (Band Exclusive)
302 - White / Clear Mix
723 - White / Blue Mix
2699 - White
Blacklisted "Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God: Deluxe Edition"
Limited to 500 copies, this is the Deluxe LP version of “Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God”
This Deluxe version includes an alternative gatefold jacket, a 12” x 12” 24 Page Booklet, and 180 Gram Virgin Black vinyl. Audio has been remastered for vinyl from the original God City mixes by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. An instant download of high resolution FLAC audio is included with your purchase.
Whether it's with their infectious hardcore urgency, or uniquely powerful lyrics, the true grit of Blacklisted will move you. They carry a soul and energy unlike any other hardcore band. Picking up the torch that contemporary legends AN/GUTG once proudly carried. Merging a violence, honesty, and emotional outpouring into one untamable and inspiring hardcore animal.
Recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City, "Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God" is a true classic from Blacklisted. It carries the psychological darkness hinted at in their previous "Peace On Earth..." release, and dives head first into the jaws of introspective abyss. This bold leap sharpened their teeth and reaped great creative rewards. Songs like "Stations" and "Touch Test" erupt with shocking state of emotional electricity, while the abrasive melancholy of "Circuit Breaker" and "Wish" possess the ability to haunt listeners for a lifetime. All these qualities showcase Blacklisted's continuing evolution as a band, and distance them far from the rest of the hardcore pack. Cementing their reputation as one of the only true lone-wolves of their hardcore generation.
Photography: Melissa Farley
02. Touch Test
03. I Am Weighing Me Down
05. Memory Layne
06. Circuit Breaker
09. Burning Monk
500 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
Self Defense Family "Indoor Wind Chimes b/w Cottaging"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
This is the third installment of Self Defense Family's "Island Series" of recordings.
Recorded by Jamie Savage at Chem 19 Studios (Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap) in Glasgow, Scotland.
Challenging is one of the best words to use when describing Self Defense Family. With this release, vocalist/lyricist Patrick Kindlon and Company continue down their seemingly limitless creative road.
Opener “Indoor Wind Chimes” paints a brutal yet honest picture of the end of days. Poetically exploring the rarely discussed politics of dying on a foundation of a beautiful melodious riff. B-Side “Cottaging” is some of Self Defense Family’s best work to date. In it Kindlon, tells his tale of a staling relationship amid complicated mistakes. Through his gift of unflinching realism, he makes his brand of self deprecation a touching and emotional work of art. Without a doubt, this is another stellar release from one of today’s most prolific underground bands.
01. Indoor Wind Chimes
342 - White
775 - Opaque Blue
2100 - Transparent Red
Touché Amoré "Live On BBC Radio One: Vol 2"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Since their inception, Touche Amore have been touring relentlessly, playing their brand of emotional hardcore/punk everywhere from dingy basements to sprawling arenas. While traveling in the UK in 2013, they were invited to record at the legendary BBC Studios for "The Punk Show" with host Mike Davies for a second time (the band released their "Live on BBC Radio 1 Vol .1 in 2012 on Deathwish). Again, Touche Amore worked with acclaimed engineer Simon Askew (Pulp, PJ Harvey, Foo Fighters) and assistant Phil Deacon during a half day of recording.
Touche Amore “Live on BBC Radio 1” Vol. 2 offers heartfelt renditions of recent “Is Survived By” anthems “Just Exist”, “Harbor”, and “Non Fiction”, as well as “Gravity, Metaphorically”, originally on their split w/ Pianos Become The Teeth.
01. Just Exist (BBC Live Version)
02. Gravity, Metaphorically (BBC Live Version)
03. Harbor (BBC Live Version)
04. Non Fiction (BBC Live Version)
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330 - Transparent Purple
770 - Opaque Blue
4200 - White