Big Eyes – Almost Famous
The sophomore album from Seattle-based power-pop trio, Big Eyes. An office staff favorite! Preview the whole record now, via Grave Mistake’s website.
Marriage – For Brotzmann
The debut full-length LP form Austin, Texas-based quintet, Marriage, which includes former Black Eyes drummer, Mike Kanin. Heavy, dissonant percussion and dub-inflected grooves that carry the ball forward from last year’s 7” single (which is also back in stock, btw). If you were a fan of Black Eyes’ first LP, you will probably not be disappointed. Preview a song here.
Bad Brains – Live at CBGB
Bad Brains live LP that draws from three nights’ worth of performances at CBGBs in December 1982. Note that it’s an entirely different set of songs/takes than the CD and DVD versions.
Also just in:
Christie Front Drive – First LP
Highness – Hold
Sickoids – No Home EP
Lucian Perkins – Hard Art, D.C. 1979
In 1979, a soon-to-erupt punk scene took hold in Washington, D.C., with bands like the Bad Brains, Teen Idles, the Untouchables, and the Slickee Boys at the forefront. Lucian Perkins, later a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist for the Washington Post, was then an intern who photographed several pivotal shows over a short period of time. Hard Art collects these now iconic photos, pairing them with a narrative by Alec MacKaye and an essay by Henry Rollins.
Zomes – Time Was
The latest LP from Lungfish guitarist Asa Osborne’s solo project, Zomes, Time Was marks a departure from the routines that he’s established over his last two releases. It’s the first Zomes record be recorded in a studio, rather than on a cassette deck, and also the first to be written as a duo featuring vocalist Hanna Olivegren.
Zomes – Earth Grid
The second LP from Asa Osborne’s Zomes project is back in stock on CD and LP. Distorted, cyclical keyboard melodies held together with simple tape-looped drum beats. Preview the whole thing via Thrill Jockey’s here.
Office of Future Plans/Daria – Split 7”
The first in a series of 7” singles from Lovitt Records, this split features new tracks from Office of Future Plans and Daria, a band from Angers, France. The single contains an original song by each band plus 4 digital-only bonus tracks — two of each band covering the other, and two cover songs in honor of the late record producer Iain Burgess. You can preview the record here
Fulgora – Risen b/w Artifice
The debut single from Fulgora, a new band that features Adam Jarvis, of Pig Destroyer and Misery Index, on the drums. Two heavy thrash cuts, limited to 100 copies. Nice little write-up here, if you need more info.
A couple of new items and a few restocks.
Roger Gastman - Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s explores the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. This book serves as the catalog to the corresponding exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Stewart Dean Ebersole - Barred For Life: How Black Flag’s Iconic Tattoo Became Punk Rock’s Secret Handshake
Barred for Life is a photo documentary cataloging the legacy of Punk Rock pioneers Black Flag through stories, interviews, and photographs of diehard fans who wear their iconic logo.
Punk Planet - We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet Collected Interviews
The first compilation of the riveting and provocative interviews of Punk Planet magazine, founded in 1994 and charging unbowed into the new millennium.
The Shirks - S/T
The debut LP by D.C. garage punk quartet, The Shirks. Eight raw and blown-out tracks that are over and done with in just about 20-minutes. Preview the record here.
Empire – Expensive Sound
Empire was a UK-based punk group formed by guitarist Bob Andrews and drummer Mark Laff during the early '80s, following the dissolution of Generation X, their band with singer Billy Idol. Empire only released one album, Expensive Sound and one single, "Hot Seat," before calling it quits. This reissue collects that material, plus seven unreleased tracks. An influential record for many Dischord groups, Rites of Spring in particular.
Black Eyes – Shut Up, I never
This CD compiles Black Eyes' first 7" single, Some Boys b/w Shut Up, I Never, as well as their half of a split with D.C. math-rock titans, Early Humans. Both records are long OOP.
We are now stocking the complete collection of 7” singles from Windian Records’ first subscription series, which includes contributions from scuzz-rock heavies like Terry Malts, Suns of Guns, and Heavy Times.
Barreracudas - 7th Time Around b/w Nasty Boots
Two blown out, but hook-laden tunes from this Altanta, GA power-pop quartet. B-side, “Nasty Boots,” has sort of a budget Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers feel. Not necessarily a bad thing.
Heavy Times – – K-9 b/w Lantern Trail
Psych-tinged garage sludge from this Chicago outfit that released a full length on Hozac Records last year.
Static Eyes – – Trouble b/w Waves
Spittle-flecked and sloppy garage-punk from these carefree Midwestern bashers.
Suns of Guns – 5,000 Watts b/w Ralph E. Static
D.C.’s Suns of Guns back in action after a couple of years of relative silence. B-side, “Ralph E. Static,” is the cut here.
Terry Malts – Living With the Human Race b/w Over 21
Two new songs from San Francisco noise-pop trio Terry Malts, who had an LP on Slumberland last year. Includes a pretty great cover of Henry’s Dress’ “Over 21.”
Priests - Radiation b/w Personal Planes
Washington, D.C. riot-surf trio Priests follow up their debut cassette with this two song 7". Features Chain & the Gang’s Katie Alice Greer on the mic. Check out the songs here or catch them on tour.
Hume – Phasing EP
The final release by Baltimore-via-D.C. experimentalists, Hume. Last year, the quartet cloistered itself in a rented house in upstate New York, hoping to write and record a full-length record. These two songs – “Phasing” and “Camwood on the Leaves” – are the only two tracks ever to see the light of day from those sessions. They provide a peek at the band as it shifted gears, switching from prog-riffage toward ambient trance music built from interlocking loops. Includes remixes by Doldrums, Dustin Wong (Ponytail), and Glass Window (Aaron from D.C.’s Protect-U).
America Hearts – Be My Jones
The four-song debut single from America Hearts, which is lead by E.D. Sedgwick drummer Jess Matthews. You can preview the songs here.
Ian Svenonius – Supernatural Strategies For Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group
A new must read text from Ian Svenonius, the author of The Psychic Soviet and a former member of the revolutionary musical outfits, The Make-Up, and The Nation of Ulysses . Here, Svenonius communes with the spirits of long-departed rock stars –Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison, etc. – seeking insight into the history, meaning, and effective creation/destruction of the rock ’n’ roll group. “Supernatural Strategies” has everything the would-be star should know to get started: Including sage advice on sex, drugs, sound, group photos, vans, and the manufacture of nostalgia. The book is available in paperback and also in a hardbound special edition signed by the author.
Oldest – S/T
Six tracks of raw, soot-caked avant-hardcore from New York’s OLDEST, a duo that includes guitarist Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Krallice, Crom-Tech) and drummer Brooks Headley (Born Against, Wrangler Brutes, Universal Order of Armageddon). Heavy stuff.
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