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  • Transmissions From Abroad – The Itallian Connection / Italo 77-90 – Radio Topo #9
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    Radio Topo #9 Recycled C60 of Italo Disco / High NRG bangers from the 80’s All Vinyl Mix by DJ WW4  

  • Ingrown – Gun (Blue and Yellow Splatter Vinyl)
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    Boise hardcore legends return with one of the best hardcore LPs of the last 10+ years.

  • P.S.Y.W.A.R. – DEMO CS
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    P.S.Y.W.A.R. – 2021 Demo Exclusive 4.Q. second pressing of Blasting Lo Fi HC from members of Spine, Devil’s Den And Direct Threat. Limited to 25 Red J-Card 1.Intro/ Mandatory Institution 2.His [...]

  • Totalitar – Sin Egen Motstandare
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    Sweden’s TOTALITÄR originated from small town Hudiksvall in the mid-80’s silver age of Swedish Hardcore punk, releasing a few EP’s and touring the UK before disbanding in 1990. In 1994 the band [...]

  • Crow – Last Chaos
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    Osaka’s CROW formed in the early 1980’s explosion of Japanese hardcore, but have always been a distinctive, unique band even within that astonishing pantheon. Much of Early Japanese [...]

  • Cross – Die Forever
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    Warmer Milks founder Ma Turner and visual artist R Clint Colburn formed CROSS in summer 2008 as a means for friends to express themselves both live and on tape through a total freedom of rock [...]

  • Spike In Vain ‎– Disease Is Relative
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    2021 repress. “The cover art by the band’s Chris Marec tells nearly everything one needs to know about this album: a misshapen, CHUD-like figure wanders in a graveyard bearing a [...]

  • Crazy Doberman – — / Haunted, Non / Haunted – 2nd pressing
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    The Doberman crew has been relentlessly touring the U.S. for years now, existing as a traveling band of frequent collaborators and changing lineups, consisting of often radically different [...]

  • General Speech No. 10
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    “46 full size pages of writing and photos about punk and hardcore! (no fucking ads!) In this issue, Mune from Japanese hardcore legends PAINTBOX talks openly and emotionally about his early [...]

  • Transmissions From Abroad – Soviet Wave 1986 – 1990 – Radio Topo #9
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    Radio Topo 002 Transmissions From Abroad Soviet Wave 1986 – 1990 Recycled C-90 compilation of Russian synth pop/new wave bands from 1986 to 1990 done by Marinity Kriegs PROGRAM REPEATS BOTH [...]

  • Master Musicians of Joujouka – Live In Paris
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    50 years since their first LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka was released (1971), The Master Musicians of Joujouka release a stunning double-LP recorded live at Centre Georges [...]

  • Indigo Ranch – Love Or Perish
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    “A contrite and rainy release, remnant of the saddest and most obscure UK 80s indie pop. The snare is only static as you pass through stations on the radio at 2am. The kick is your pulse. [...]

  • Event Horizon (Collector’s Edition) – Blu-Ray
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    “[It] doesn’t just borrow from fine antecedents, it takes their future shock value to new heights, using genuinely original FX and creep camerawork to great effect.” – Empire Magazine [...]

  • The United States Of America – s/t
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    The United States of America, led by respected modern classical avant garde musician Joseph Byrd, cut a wide swath through the 1968 world of rock, just then comfortably settling in to its [...]

  • Gang Of Four – Solid Gold
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    Matador Records will reissue two of Gang of Four’s critical early works, Entertainment! (1979) and Solid Gold (1981). Both have been remastered from the original analog tapes and will be made [...]

  • Wire – Pink Flag
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    Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was [...]

  • Spike In Vain – Disease Is Relative
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    The cover art by the band’s Chris Marec tells nearly everything one needs to know about this album: a misshapen, CHUD-like figure wanders in a graveyard bearing a cross, while a mutated fish [...]

  • Enhet For Fri Musick – Det Finns Ett Hjarta Som
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    Enhet För Fri Musik is a free-folk and experimental music collective formed in 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band features assorted members of the current Swedish underground from bands like [...]

  • Alien Nosejob – HC45 -2
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    ALIEN NOSEJOB – HC45-2 7″ (LUNGS-177) The second installment of ALIEN NOSEJOB’s hardcore alter-ego that is also called ALIEN NOSEJOB. Blasting frantic riffs over snappy drums [...]

  • Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg ‎– Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus
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    Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provacateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually [...]

  • Donnie & Joe – Dreamin’ Wild
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    Pacific Northwest isolation mixed with wide-eyed ambition, a strong sense of family and the gift of music proved to be quite the combination for teenage brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson. [...]

  • V/A – Pacific Breeze: JapaneseCity Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986
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    Pacific Breeze documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere. By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy. Thriving tech exports [...]

  • Shine – Stare Into The Sun LP – White Purple Marble
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    Featuring members of hardcore juggernauts, Regional Justice Center and Seattle’s New Gods, Shine channels the noise and driving aggression of the these bands, but through a more playful, [...]

  • Aviador Dro ‎– Nuclear, Sí
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    Formed in Madrid in 1979. Influenced equally by Dadaism and Futurist ideas as by the contemporary sounds of bands such as Devo, Throbbing Gristle, or Cabaret Voltaire, they started creating their [...]

  • Engürdetz – Svin LP (pre brainbombs)
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    “Svin” was issued in 1987 in the staggering amounts of 18(!) copies, sold to the close circuit of friends and with only a half-handful of copies going outside of Sweden (perhaps). It [...]

  • Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
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    With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning previously undescribed. In this collection, [...]

  • The Fall – Grotesque (After The Gramme)
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    2021 repress. “Bursting into the 1980s on a new label (the then-upstart, now-legendary Rough Trade) and with an augmented, audibly panicked lineup, The Fall’s Grotesque is the true [...]

  • Sexual Harrassment – I Need A Freak
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    Dark Entries is pleased to announce a deluxe reissue of Sexual Harrassment’s 1983 opus I Need A Freak. Lynn Tolliver, DJ/Program Director at Cleveland’s WZAK, adopted the pseudonym David Payton [...]

  • The Mekons ‎– The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen
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    “After two singles for Fast Product, Leeds art-punk collective The Mekons signed with Virgin Records in 1979. The band would have to borrow gear from their mates Gang Of Four to record [...]

  • Spacemen 3 – For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3 (First Ever Recording Session, 1984)
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    “In 1984, Spacemen 3 made their first-ever recording session and sold a few cassettes at now-legendary, incendiary gigs. Growing out of the dual guitar attack of Jason Pierce and Pete [...]

  • David Axelrod – Seriously Deep
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    2021 repress. “The rediscovery of the music of David Axelrod in the 1990s was a revelation to the scores of hip-hop and breakbeat DJs that sampled him, but his composition genius was on [...]

  • This Mortal Coil – Blood
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    Landing at the start of a new decade, after much had happened in both producer Ivo Watts-Russell’s life and with his 4AD label, the final part of the This Mortal Coil trilogy, Blood (1991), felt [...]

  • Rose McDowall – Cut With The Cake Knife
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    Cut With the Cake Knife was recorded by Rose McDowall in 1988 and 1989 following the break up of her group Strawberry Switchblade. Produced with the aid of several musicians in several studios, [...]

  • Chubby & The Gang – Speed Kills (Partisan Remaster)
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    Speed Kills is the debut full length from London’s loudest breakout band Chubby and the Gang. Beginning as a humble pipe dream of West London electrician Charlie Manning, who spent years [...]

  • Chronophage – Th’pig’kiss’d Album LP
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    SOLD OUT FROM THE LABEL The charming and courageous Chronophage return with their sophomore release “Th’Pig’Kiss’d Album.” From first listen you know you’ve [...]

  • Sir Lord Baltimore – S/T
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    Trading Places present a reissue of Sir Lord Baltimore‘s self-titled album, originally released in 1971. Fresh from their US tour supporting Black Sabbath, Brooklyn-based heavy metal trio [...]

  • Black Midi – Schlagenheim
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    black midi — Geordie Greep   (vocals/guitar),   Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin  (vocals/guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals/bass), and   Morgan Simpson   (drums) — have a dynamic energy, playing [...]

  • Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Edition)
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    Young Marble Giants one and only album Colossal Youth celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. This special edition reissue includes the titular album as well as songs from Salad Days, Is The [...]

  • True Body – Heavenly Rhythms for the Uninitiated LP
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    We’re thrilled to announce the debut LP from Richmond’s best kept secret, True Body. 10 songs of uncompromising power and emotion, ebbing and flowing with beautiful highs & crushing lows. [...]

  • The U.N.I.T. – What’s It All For?
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    Debut vinyl from my new house label 4QHQ. Fast mean and clean – straight from the heart of Texas. – Dan Edition of 250 single sided 180 gm lp in Yellow Sleeve. Artwork by Renata [...]

  • Roky Erickson-Clear Night For Love
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    2020 repress. Alternative Fox present a reissue of Roky Erickson‘s Clear Night For Love, originally released in 1985. Dallas-born Roger Kynard Erickson, better known as Roky Erickson, is a [...]

  • Maria Monti – Il Bestiario
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    “First time available since its original release on the Italian Ri-Fi label, Maria Monti’s 1974 LP Il Bestario is a rare item even in its native country. Monti is an Italian singer [...]

  • Temple Of Angels – Cerise Dream 7″
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    “Cerise Dream / Breathless” sees the band further explore a more melodic direction with two songs perfect for the summer days. Second pressing on limited white vinyl.


  October 8, 2021  |  Staff Picks