Narrows "DW Live Series 06: Live at KEXP 09.26.10"
The Deathwish Live Series is a series of FREE live recordings of Deathwish/Malfunction affiliated artists. These recordings are from a variety of sources: Radio shows, official live recordings, bootlegs, and more. We are giving these recordings away as a thank you to the listeners who continue to support independent music. If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com.
Deathwish Live Series 06 features Narrows performing live on Hannah Levin's "Seek & Destroy" Radio show on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle, September 26th, 2010. The recording was engineered by James Nixon and features the songs "Chambered", "Gypsy Kids", and "Life Vests Float, Kids Don't". It's truly a fantastic recording, full of the hair raising energy and punishing volume that Narrows are known for. Special thanks to KEXP for contributing this recording.
Narrows "Self Titled" 7'EP/Digital
Narrows "New Distances" CD/LP/Digital
Narrows & Heiress Split 7"EP/Digital
Photos by Reid Haithcock
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Killing The Dream "Lucky Me"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
California's Killing The Dream are an inspiring and passionate hardcore band. Embodying the same positive emotion found in contemporaries Comeback Kid and Bane, Killing The Dream's approach is the definition of hardcore power. Making even the most jaded of listeners appreciate and praise them as their new hardcore heroes in the making.
After releasing a fantastic 7"EP/CD on Rivalry in 2004, Killing The Dream made Deathwish their new label home. In 2005, the band released their "I Rewrote It" 7"EP on Deathwish to praise from hardcore kids everywhere. In early 2005, Killing The Dream travelled to Godcity Studios to record their "In Place Apart" album with Kurt Ballou (Converge). The album was declared "The best hardcore album of the year" by Alternative Press Magazine. And in 2008, Killing The Dream released "Fractures", a stunning 12 song album recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox), that solidified the band's place at the very top of today's hardcore community.
Since then, Killing The Dream have been hard at work on their newest effort, "Lucky Me".
Recorded by Zach Ohren and Pat Hills, "Lucky Me" shows Killing The Dream in the grips of true artistic progression. With "Lucky Me", Killing The Dream have taken their formulaic metallic hardcore approach and evolved within it. Injecting hook laden melodies deep in their core that bring new dimension and depth to an already impressive sound. "Lucky Me" shows that a band can grow within, without having to leave themselves or their audience, behind.
1. Blame The Architects
2. Walking, Diseased
4. Past Of A Saint (We Were Thieves)
5. Part IV (Sinner's Future)
6. Hell Can Wait
300 - Green mix
700 - Green / Black Split
1000 - Solid Green
Horror Show "Notes From The Night That Never Ended"
Format: 12"LP, Digital
"Notes From The Night That Never Ended" is the final vinyl collection of all existing Horror Show recordings.
"We (Horror Show) started playing around 2000. It was a good time cause' Josh, Matt, and myself finally started having a knack for writing music together after playing in a couple punk and hardcore bands… We really enjoyed the thought of leaving Philadelphia as often as possible and touring was always our ultimate goal. As time marched on I found myself in a bit of trouble and inevitably we would have to put Horror Show on hold for 2 years. It was tough to leave behind something that meant so much to us and our friends and those years would prove to be more unforgiving than any of us would have ever thought. With the death of Dan (Stone) and Josh (Tshirlig), within just two years of each other, too many legs had been kicked off of our table and we put the band to rest… Yeah, I think it will always be meaningful to all of our friends. It will always remind me of what unique goodness can come out of something that sometimes, is not so good."
- Domenic "Nicky Money" Palermo
01. Practicing Uncertainty
02. Our Design
03. The Last Steel Mile
04. Inconsiderate Me
05. Seconds To South
06. Stuck Again
07. Broken Record
09. 76 Hours
10. Stay Gold
12. One For The Angels
13. The Four Of Us Are Dying
100 - Black vinyl w/ Plain white sleeve & zine (sold at "This Is Hardcore" Festival)
900 - Black vinyl w/ Standard gatefold cover
Format: 7"EP, Digital
After two years of touring the world, Carpathian have returned with their most soulful and pensive effort to date, the "Wanderlust" 7"EP. Recorded in their home of Melbourne by Drew Parsons, the effort was shipped over to the states where Jay Mass ("Isolation" engineer) handled the final mixing duties.
From the first ringing notes, it's apparent that Carpathian have grown into a darker and more reflective band since the release of "Isolation". Crushing opener "Wanderlust" clutches a potent musical weight and grit that is a true progression Carpathian. While "Iron Heart" screams with emotion, ultimately becoming blatantly heavy without being remotely predictable. The nearly epic "Monochrome" shows why less can be more in contemporary heavy music. With Carpathian allowing their newly discovered discordant guitar work swell and build throughout this memorable melancholy anthem.
Altogether "Wanderlust" is a special effort. Not an EP placeholder between albums, but the sound of a band searching for their own unique collective voice. Within that, Carpathian, whether conscious of it or not, are becoming something truly special in the process.
2. Iron Heart
400 - Orange Marble
600 - Clear
1000 - Black
Converge "On My Shield"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Deathwish Direct Distribution is the exclusive distributor of this release.
"On My Shield" was recorded at Godcity studios in-between the band's 2010 "Axe To Fall" U.S. & Euro tours. The release features the new song "On My Shield" on the A-side, while the B-side features a laser etching. "On My Shield" is limited to 3000 copies total, and is available in three different color variations (each limited to 1000 copies).
Each copy of the release (excluding Euro tour copies, sorry folks) comes with a FREE Digital Download Coupon
(located inside the physical 7"EP packaging), good for a high quality MP3 download of the release.
01. On My Shield
1000 - Milky Clear & Beer transparent vinyl (Tour version)
1000 - Black & White inside/outside vinyl (Converge Estore version)
1000 - Dark Swamp Green & Dark Sea Blue transparent vinyl (Retail version)
Bitter End "Guilty As Charged"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
Bitter End are an intense hardcore band from San Antonio, Texas, influenced by the metallic New York Hardcore bands of the late 80's and early 90's. With their exhaustive touring and their debut 7"EP "Mind In Chains", they established themselves as a brute force in the hardcore community. Refining their mid-tempo power displayed in their previous release, Bitter End took it to the next level with their debut album, "Climate of Fear". Tight production accentuated song after song, creating a controlled chaos few bands could ever achieve. They soon after followed this album with a three song "Self Titled" 7"EP. A release that displayed a band evolving and refining their technical ability and song writing power.
2010 brings us "Guilty As Charged", the pummeling new album from Bitter End. With all the makings of a contemporary hardcore classic, "Guilty As Charged" bruises and batters with dynamic riffing, potent vocals/lyrics, and bone shaking breakdowns. Songs like "Unjust" and the title track "Guilty As Charged" showcase this hybrid brand of hard hitting thrash and hardcore. A tried and tested formula that Bitter End not only embrace, but continue to improve upon in their own vicious way.
01. Corrupted Souls
02. Guilty As Charged
03. The Hand That Feeds
04. Means To An End
06. Suenos Muertos
300 - Grey / Maroon mix
700 - Clear Ice Blue / Black mix
1000 - Opaque Maroon
Self Defense Family "You Are Beneath Me"
Format: CD, LP, Digital
Your favorite band’s favorite band, Cohoes New York’s End of a Year enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic, the band has done things their way almost to a fault. Eschewing sing-alongs and easy anthems in favor of personal lyrics, End of a Year stands apart from their contemporaries in punk and hardcore. Their strangely tense guitar-work framed within otherwise hook laden songs lends the band an unmistakable sound. Opting to be heavy in emotional rather than heavy in sound.
After first gaining attention through a full-length on seminal hardcore label Revelation Records, End of a Year took to the 7”EP format with a rare zeal. The result was EP’s and splits from a dozen labels in half-a-dozen countries. Genuinely uninterested in genres and expectations, End of a Year released these records on a wide variety of labels while touring the world over.
Building on the post everything sound they’ve continued to pioneer, End of a Year returns to the full-length format with boundless creative energy. “You Are Beneath Me” is the band’s most focused work to date. Expanding greatly on the recent 7"EP material they’ve built their name on. Dense and anxiety-ridden, “You Are Beneath Me” approaches punk in a hyper-personal and singularly artistic manner. Not afraid to be confrontational, honest, and pure in every way. Proving that End of a Year continue to be a true breath of fresh air in today's independent music world.
01. Composite Character
02. Charles Ewert
03. Marissa Wendolovske
04. Fred Dekker
05. Louis Slotin
06. Eric Hall
07. Sara Hayden
08. Jeni Leigh
09. Bo Diaz
10. Eddie Antar
11. Philip Jose Farmer
300 - Opaque Yellow
700 - Opaque Blue
1000 - Opaque Magenta
1029 - Bone