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  • Why Bother? – Serenading Unwanted Ballads
    Why Bother? – Serenading Unwanted Ballads
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    Serenading Unwanted Ballads is the fifth album from Iowa’s WHY BOTHER? and a testament to the fact that they will never make the same record twice. Full of twists, their […]

  • The Ar-Kaics – See The World On Fire
    The Ar-Kaics – See The World On Fire
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    The Ar-Kaics are back with See the World on Fire, their first new album in six years. It’s also the first release from this newly-minted partnership between Feel It Records […]

  • Lysol – Down The Street
    Lysol – Down The Street
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    ‘Down the Street’ is the latest EP from Seattle punks LYSOL, following 2021’s ‘Soup for My Family’. The four piece lineup of Anthony Gaviria, Xtine Lundberg, Chad [...]

  • Choncy – 20X Multiplier
    Choncy – 20X Multiplier
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    From the foxhole of the Rust Belt, Choncy fleshes out a frenzied, multifaceted approach to punk with their sophomore album, 20X MULTIPLIER. The Cincinnati four-piece delivers an intoxicating [...]

  • Bermuda Squares – Outsider
    Bermuda Squares – Outsider
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    As corny as it sounds, you can’t help but describe Bermuda Squares as a Minneapolis supergroup. Ringleaded by singer/guitarist Tony Milek, the band comprises members of Sinks, Neo Neos, Citric [...]

  • Vacation – Rare Earth
    Vacation – Rare Earth
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    “Vacation’s new album Rare Earth comes at a time when the powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence. […]

  • Vacation – Rare Earth
    Vacation – Rare Earth
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    “Vacation’s new album Rare Earth comes at a time when the powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence. […]

  • Vacation – Rare Earth
    Vacation – Rare Earth
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    “Vacation’s new album Rare Earth comes at a time when the powder keg of civilization as we know it is particularly vulnerable to the spark that swallows our very existence. […]

  • Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop – Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop
    Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop – Doom Beach / Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop
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    Connecticut “noise legends,” and God’s least favorite two-piece, DOOM BEACH, follow up their sophomore LP Copperhead with the release of four head-splitting songs in [...]

  • V.A. – Passing Bells 7″
    V.A. – Passing Bells 7″
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    6 track comp 7” with all killer, no filler. A return to the 80s and 90s style of high quality cooperative comp releases you actually love to have in your […]

  • The Last Survivors – 2001-2016 LP
    The Last Survivors – 2001-2016 LP
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    Chaos is here! Legendary Tokyo raw punks, THE LAST SURVIVORS early material finally collected in one place. The Last Survivors sent shock waves through the Japanese punk scene showing there […]

  • Deef – 1982-1983 CD
    Deef – 1982-1983 CD
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    A more affordable pro-CD option containing both of the Deef LPs released by General Speech on one CD. Still with the full liner notes in both English and Japanese, some […]

  • Deef – Real Control LP
    Deef – Real Control LP
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    Documenting the band’s final era, when hardcore gigs in Sapporo were banned, and still had to be organized in private recording studios with seating. Before bands like Gai and Confuse […]

  • Deef – Nou LP
    Deef – Nou LP
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    Deef, forming in 1979 in Sapporo City, Japan evolved from a school-age free jazz group into a raw hardcore band influenced by the global explosion of political punk and hardcore, […]

  • Die Öwan – Mikawa Ken-Ichi LP
    Die Öwan – Mikawa Ken-Ichi LP
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    Die Öwan’s final cassette release, 1983’s Mikawa Ken-Ichi, shows the band at their most focused, crafting a full on album’s worth of music in their trademark style of DIY experimental […]

  • Die Öwan – Öwannibalism LP
    Die Öwan – Öwannibalism LP
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    A cult teenage Japanese punk group which existed from 1979-1983, and during that time managed to release the rarest punk record in Japan, operate their own cassette label, organize house […]

  • Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Black Vinyl)
    Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Black Vinyl)
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    Julian Isaacs aka Auntie Pus, made a bet with his childhood friend Chris Millar (Rat Scabies of The Damned) that one of them would have a top ten record within […]

  • Fucked Up – Rivoli (Transparent Magenta & Opaque Black Vinyl)
    Fucked Up – Rivoli (Transparent Magenta & Opaque Black Vinyl)
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    2xLP LP recorded live at the Rivoli Club in June 2014, 6 days after the release of “Glass Boys”. This release gives you Fucked Up at their peak, bringing you […]

  • Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
    Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
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    Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends “The Modern Dance” and “Dub Housing”, following by [...]

  • Minor Threat – Out Of Step
    Minor Threat – Out Of Step
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    ***BACK IN PRINT ON BRAND NEW WHITE VINYL!!! MINOR THREAT’s classic 1983 Out of Step album remastered and re-released.

  • Alien Nosejob – The Derivative Sounds Of
    Alien Nosejob – The Derivative Sounds Of
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    Less than twelve months on from the triumphant rock ’n’ roll record that was Stained Glass, Australia’s most tasteful sonic culinary artiste Jake Robertson serves up The Derivative Sounds Of, [...]

  • Milk Music – Demo + 2
    Milk Music – Demo + 2
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    Milk Music was conceived in the late aughts as brothers Alex Coxen (guitar, vocals) and Joe Rutter (drums) drove around the Northwest jamming on tunes in a shitty old Volvo. […]

  • Superchunk – On The Mouth
    Superchunk – On The Mouth
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    Often referred to as the “difficult third album,” the only thing difficult about it has been trying to find a copy as of late. Now reissued in all of its […]

  • Wipers – Is This Real?
    Wipers – Is This Real?
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    Unquestionably Portland’s most well-loved punk group, THE WIPERS formed in the late 1970s and in 1980 released their debut LP, Is This Real?— twelve songs of stabbing, jittery guitar, [...]

  • Iggy And The Stooges –  Raw Power
    Iggy And The Stooges – Raw Power
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    This double LP version includes the originally released David Bowie mix of the album on the first LP and the latter remixed version by Iggy Pop himself on the second […]

  • The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
    The Threat – Live In Limerick (1981)
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    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
    The Threat – Lullaby In C / High Cost Of Living
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    Legendary Dublin punk band formed in November 1978 by Maurice Foley (guitar/vocals), which had a number of iterations before disbanding in 1981. The Threat built up a following in Dublin […]

  • Thee Retail Simps – Live On Cool St.
    Thee Retail Simps – Live On Cool St.
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    “After countless hours of data driven market research it was determined that the wild success of the first Retail Simps album, Reverberant Scratch was 82.6% due to the cheeky and […]

  • The Writings of Austin Osman Spare: Anathema of Zos, The Book of Pleasure, and The Focus of Life
    The Writings of Austin Osman Spare: Anathema of Zos, The Book of Pleasure, and The Focus of Life
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    The Writings of Austin Osman Spare is a collection of three books written by the famous artist and occult author. The three books included in this publication are Anathema of […]

  • Facs – Still Life In Decay LP (Colored Vinyl)
    Facs – Still Life In Decay LP (Colored Vinyl)
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    Everything eventually turns to dust. Everyone knows this, but few want to acknowledge that our time on this mortal coil is fleeting, preferring to remain in stasis, in hopes that […]

  • Lethal – Lethal’s Hardcore Hit Parade
    Lethal – Lethal’s Hardcore Hit Parade
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    Crawling from beneath the streets of New York City is the brand new project from familiar faces, LETHAL. Bringing together UK influence with NYHC influence…reminding me of bands such as [...]

  • Icons Of Filth – Onward Christian Soldiers
    Icons Of Filth – Onward Christian Soldiers
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    Mortarhate Records – LP MORT 5 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Fan Club Release Country: UK Released: 1996 VG+/VG+ Light marks, some shelf & cornerwear

  • Negative Approach – Tied Down
    Negative Approach – Tied Down
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    Reissue Of Negative Approach’s sole LP

  • Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen
    Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen
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    Buzzcocks’ seminal first album, lovingly restored and re-mastered from its original ¼ tapes for the first time since its March 1978 release.Newly curated booklet featuring an essay from cultural [...]

  • Susan Neiman – Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy
    Susan Neiman – Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy
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    Evil threatens human reason, for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans, the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil. Today we view evil as a matter […]

  • Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid and Pyschedelic Folk
    Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid and Pyschedelic Folk
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    In the late 60s and early 70s the inherent weirdness of folk met switched-on psychedelic rock and gave birth to new, strange forms of acoustic-based avant-garde music. Artists on both […]

  • Renata Salecl – Perversions of Love and Hate
    Renata Salecl – Perversions of Love and Hate
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    Why, when we are desperately in love, do we endlessly block union with our love object? Why do we often destroy what we love most? Why do we search out […]

  • William Seabrook – Astounding Secrets of the Devil Worshippers’ Mystic Love Cult
    William Seabrook – Astounding Secrets of the Devil Worshippers’ Mystic Love Cult
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    “Beast or poet? Monster or moralist? Charlatan or magician? Genius or madman?” These are the questions William Seabrook, the great writer on such things as zombies and witchcraft, [...]

  • Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader
    Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader
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    Since launching his career at the Village Voice in the early 1980s Greg Tate has been one of the premiere critical voices on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and […]

  • Fruit LoOops – Last Chance At The Pharmacy CS (2nd pressing)
    Fruit LoOops – Last Chance At The Pharmacy CS (2nd pressing)
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    Ships by or around 7/21/223 “Do you wanna hear it? Do you want to hear me screeeaaaaammmm!?” Fruit LoOops vocalist Jackie Switzer opened their 2020 LP, Orangina, with these words. […]

  • Chat Pile – Tenkiller Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Chat Pile – Tenkiller Motion Picture Soundtrack
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    Oklahoma’s Chat Pile have had an exciting 2022; they released their album God’s Country, toured the midwest and east coast in support of the album, announced their appearance at Roadburn […]

  • Fucked Up – One Day
    Fucked Up – One Day
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    With One Day, Fucked Up have delivered one of the most energizing and intricate albums of their career, a massive-sounding record that arrives in deceptively small confines. The Canadian hardcore [...]

  • MX-80 Sound – Big Hits And Other Bits
    MX-80 Sound – Big Hits And Other Bits
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    This monster package of 1976 material comprises 18 songs, including the entire original 7-song EP, 2 rarities and 9 previously unreleased tracks, all meticulously mastered from the original [...]

  • V/A – Oi! 40 Years Untamed – 2020
    V/A – Oi! 40 Years Untamed – 2020
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    It has been forty years since the release of “Oi – The Album”. Four decades of laughter, defiance and working class rebellion. To celebrate its ruby anniversary, GARRY BUSHELL—who put [...]

  • Sonic Youth – EVOL
    Sonic Youth – EVOL
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    What our staff has to say: “‘Mystery train/three-way plane/expressway to your skull.’ Enough said.” – Cleo Released in May 1986 on SST Records and Blast First! in the UK, EVOL [...]

  • Giovanni Intra – Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
    Giovanni Intra – Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
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    Artist, gallerist, and writer Giovanni Intra’s inventive approach to art writing provides a guide to the New Zealand and Los Angeles art scenes of his era. Everything you read about […]

  • Sun Ra: Collected Works Vol. 1 – Immeasurable Equation
    Sun Ra: Collected Works Vol. 1 – Immeasurable Equation
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    Sun Ra was a master jazz musician unlike any before or after him. Here is a stunning collection of 260 of his cosmic poems and selected prose.

  • The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition
    The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition
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    Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales is the subject of this groundbreaking and intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s [...]

  • Try to Tell a Fish about Water: The Art, Music, and Third Life of Norma Tenega
    Try to Tell a Fish about Water: The Art, Music, and Third Life of Norma Tenega
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    In addition to her accomplishments as a gifted musician and songwriter, Norma Tanega was a noted gallerist, teacher, and a central figure in the vibrant and homegrown creative scene of […]

  • Three New York Dadas and the Blind Man: Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood
    Three New York Dadas and the Blind Man: Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood
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    Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of […]

  • Suicide – A Way of Life Rarities (RSD, Colored Vinyl)
    Suicide – A Way of Life Rarities (RSD, Colored Vinyl)
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    This Rarities EP is part of the celebration of the 35th anniversary of Suicide’s third studio album. It includes a selection of unheard rarities found in the band’s archive ,including […]

  • Hüsker Dü – Hüsker Dü – Tonite Longhorn (2xLP, Album, RSD) (NM or M-)
    Hüsker Dü – Hüsker Dü – Tonite Longhorn (2xLP, Album, RSD) (NM or M-)
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    A 2xLP set of rare, early Hüsker Dü live recordings, featuring original flyers and artwork. Drawn from the historical Hüsker Dü recording archives compiled by Terry Katzman, this double disc […]

  • Carnivorous Bells ‎– Room Above All
    Carnivorous Bells ‎– Room Above All
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    Human Headstone presents…”Room Above All,” the sophomore installment from Philadelphia’s Carnivorous Bells.Carnivorous Bells uniquely carve through ten compositions under [...]

  • Why Bother? – A City of Unsolved Miseries LP (Pre-Order)
    Why Bother? – A City of Unsolved Miseries LP (Pre-Order)
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    Mason City, Iowa’s WHY BOTHER? return with ‘A City of Unsolved Miseries’, their third album in as many years. Their patented basement recording setup has yet again captured [...]

  • Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Pink Vinyl)
    Auntie Pus – Halfway to Venezuela b/w Marmalade Freak (Pink Vinyl)
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    What our staff has to say: “Leave it for General Speech to show you something you’ve never heard of. This time it’s Auntie Pus. Early UK punk, friends and contemporaries […]

  • Wheezing Maniac – Shade Through The Night Door
    Wheezing Maniac – Shade Through The Night Door
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    Wheezing Maniac was a mysterious, short-lived band with enigmatic lyrics that was active in Southern California in the late eighties. Due to their off-kilter originality, high energy, and thanks [...]

  • Discharge – Early Demos March/June 1977 (Red Vinyl)
    Discharge – Early Demos March/June 1977 (Red Vinyl)
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    Vinyl LP pressing. UK archive release from the Hardcore Punk legends containing some of their earliest recordings. These previously unreleased demos predate their debut album by three years and [...]

  • Blitz – Voice Of A Generation
    Blitz – Voice Of A Generation
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    What our staff has to say: “Blitz is like the Cheap Trick of 80’s UK Punk but instead of 2 hot guys and 2 ugly guys, it’s 2 punks and […]

  • Blitz – Time Bomb: Early Singles And Demos Collection
    Blitz – Time Bomb: Early Singles And Demos Collection
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    Repress, originally released in 2013. A pure shot of abrasive punk/rock n’ roll with a hint of working class Oi!, Blitz were among the most influential punk bands ever. It […]

  • Anti-Cimex – The Complete Demos Collection 1982-1983
    Anti-Cimex – The Complete Demos Collection 1982-1983
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    It’s with great pleasure that we announce the Swedish raw punk legends ANTI CIMEX have finally reached the joyful lands of Agipunk. On this record we’re collecting in chronological [...]