Jazz Mama Is Cryin is the debut vinyl release of the Ukiah Drag from Providence-via-Boston-via-Florida, masters of desert-fried psych punk garbage. It was originally released in a limited run on cassette on Ascetic House. Like many of that great label’s releases, it was impossible to find for most, so it made sense to the band to have the tape remixed, remastered, and cut to a 45rpm 12-inch for the best possible quality and additional accessibility. A one-time pressing of 300 copies. Mastered by Kris Lapke, cut by Josh Bonati.
Released in time for their February/March European tour, Hoax grace us with a new two song single. Both tracks are hard moshing anthems with a nasty destructive sound. Distorted to the max and with a blown out of control guitar this double A side single is a bass heavy yet catchy and memorable hardcore piece of rage. The sleeve art designed by Heather Benjamin reflects perfectly the vibe on this release. Claustrophobic hardcore for non-fitting punks.
Belgrado are back following an immense debut album from 2011. Based in Barcelona and with members from Venezuela, Poland and Spain Belgrado have been turning heads for those listening to contemporary anarcho DIY post punk. This two track single, released on time for their Canada and USA tour is a sample of what is to come on their second full length, to be recorded as soon as they return from tour. Sonically more dynamic than previous recordings the two tracks of this single sound extremely busy yet solid on the rhythm section with their trademark echoplex filled guitar riffs and distant female voice. Bringing to mind Skeletal Family, Brigandage or Blood and Roses. Running between goth and post punk while keeping a foot firmly in the DIY anarchist scene.
Barcelona’s Belgrado return with their second album Siglo XXI and first for La Vida Es Un Mus. The 11 track album melds dark and dreamy goth and post punk with a stunning and clear production. The bass leads and drives each track into the batcave whilst the vocals yearn and ache on top. This record has a clear 80’s English influence (Killing Joke, Vex, A Touch of Hysteria, Blood and Roses etc) but it also very modern day Barcelona with the reverb as important as an instrument and totally DIY. 2011’s excellent self titled LP has been bettered in sound, production and song. The LP comes in a thick black and white sleeve with artwork from drummer Jonathan also including a 30 × 30 insert, an extra lyric sheet and a 40 × 55 poster.
Born in a cavernous Brooklyn warehouse in the winter of 2013, LODRO is branded with an ominous desolation. Fueled by the intricate and shadowy perspectives of Jeremy Cox, Jigmae Baer (both formerly of Royal Baths), and Lesley Hann (formerly of Friends), the trio has made their presence known through a blitzkrieg of brilliantly unsettling live shows and a small glimpse down what promises to be a deep rabbit hole of analog home recordings.
Mirror-board LP-style jacket. Obi strip, original lyrics, lyrics translation, and sleeve notes.
One of the most well known of Portland’s fertile post punk influenced scene, Arctic Flowers follows up their well received debut EP and split with Spectres. Their sound builds on the foundation of UK anarchopunk meeting their previous work with such bands as Signal Lost and The Observers. This 12-inch has 8 songs leaning more towards the hardcore end of the spectrum while throwing in the occasional Mob influenced bit of melodic punk.
Recorded over the course of 2009–2011, Spoiler is careful dismembering. Two years of songwriting non-music songs, instrumentals, winter afternoon TV hymns, homemade industrial recordings, ballads, man music, involuntary speech, late summer slugs, and the like. Comes out from under the palms of Robert Ashley, NWW, Bob Dylan, etc. Private press vinyl-only release of 300 copies w/insert on Amen Dunes’ Perfect Lives imprint (contains songs from the tape release Rat On A Grecian Urn).
The Bellicose Minds
Sacred Bones favorites The Bellicose Minds release their first full length on PDX label Blackwater. A truly great post punk record all the way through.
Damien Dubrovnik is a duo consisting of Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard, and was the first ever project to be put out on Posh Isolation. The Vanity Set is an important recording in the Damien Dubrovnik discography and was bound to have a second release after the long sold out tape on Järtecknet in 2011. (more…)
Dark Entries is proud to present The Thing From The Crypt, a 16-track compilation of UK DIY/Synth/New Wave/Post-Punk originally released in 1981. Showcasing the thriving post punk sound of Watford, a town in Hertfordshire, England, located 20 minutes northwest of central London. “The Thing From The Crypt neither attempts to sell a ‘Wotford sound’ nor claims to be a comprehensive guide to the area’s best beat bands. Like all good compilations, its essence is variety: some tracks will make you come whilst other will make you vomit.” — original liner notes by Robert Dellar (more…)
The Product were a duo from the small villages Kvistgaard and Espergaerde, in the north of Denmark. Dan Stielow Mortazavi wrote the lyrics and sang while Kenneth Neuhaus composed the music and played the instruments. They met in the Autumn of 1982 and recorded their sole album Alive Again over a weekend. It was self-released on cassette in 1983 and limited to 50 copies. (more…)
Pesteg Dred, a trio of teenagers from Denmark made up of Martin Hall (Ballet Mécanique, Under For, Before), Per Hendrichsen (Dialogue, Uté-Va) and vocalist Inge Shannon, who later starred in Hall’s project SS-Say. Their first and only album, Years of Struggle Against the Lies, the Stupidity and the Cowardice was written, recorded and produced during a weekend in December 1981. Unable to pay for the recording session, the master tapes were confiscated and the album remained unreleased until the summer of 1985 where it was issued as a bonus cassette with the Danish art magazine Atlas. (more…)
Nairobi presents Wax, an album of intense reggae with collaborations of Tippa Irie (UK), DBRO (Gambia), Tea Time & James Manuel (Chile), Las Kellies and Catnapp. After playing in Africa with their mentor Mad Professor, the band recorded this album that pays tribute to the continent, its elegance and mystery.
October 15, 2013
- SBR-095 The Men Campfire Songs 12" EP
- SBR-106 Wymond Miles Cut Yourself Free LP/CD
November 12, 2013
- SBR-100 The Hunt The Hunt BeginsLP/CD