Fifth album by Lakes squares the circle with bleak folk, medieval wanderings and dark post-punk. Ten new songs, simple yet evocative, direct but solemn. Think of Rose Clouds of Holocaust-era Death in June covering Discharge’s “Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing.” For fans of Current 93 and Sol Invictus, Joy Of Life, and Above The Ruins, plus domestic heroes Strength Through Joy. Black wax in black inner sleeves and pic sleeves printed in black also on the inner side.
Empires collapse, toxics are shared fairly, the whip breaks an eardrum, a marble Venus leaves her museum and a virgin gives birth.
Eight tracks of nightlife synth pop. LP edition of 2010 debut cassette album from Copenhagen based duo featuring members of ICEAGE and SEXDROME.
LP version remastered for vinyl by Peter Peter of Sods / Sort Sol and housed in extra thick covers.
New Portland band on Distort Reality, featuring Skell and Hopper, raw fast hardcore punk. NOT totally distorted noise like you might have expected.
Newest LP from Melbourne, Australia Raw-punk/D-beat Punx! Latest installment of noise drenched hardcore power from these Australian ragers, one of the best live hardcore bands anywhere, catch them if you can.
Jaw-dropping Swedish hardcore. One of the best bands anywhere right now. Seven new tracks on Distort Reality Records. Simply amazing hc similar to Desperat, Heratys, Skitkids, Institution. Highly recommended.
2013 release, the debut full-length album from the Olympia, WA-based Indie Punk rockers. Cruise… follows the band’s 2010 Beyond Living 12-inch EP from Perennial Records, as well as last year’s Almost Live cassette. The band was formed by two brothers, Alex Coxen and Joe Rutter (who couldn’t play music yet), who dreamed of starting a band. So, they did what all good Olympians do: they learned their instruments, toiled and toiled, until they came out with some off-beat, catchy hits.
Self Released Anthology plays as more of a greatest hits than anything. It includes a few unheard songs, and some that UV PØP fans have been trying to track down for years. An absolute must have.
Baron sounds like a band made up of the kind of adult who is still super cool and intriguing to youngsters. I picture them being quiet and polite and attracting the stares of every developing artsy kid at whichever coffee shop they may read the papers at. The “prog-ness” of Columns is not that of Rush, but of A Love Supreme. Columns is an album with movements, with the willingness to slow down before the cloudbursts and with the maturity to restrain the explosions so that the vocals can keep their chanting consistent enough to guide you through the voyage. Visually, it’s a misty record; all the places it takes you to are subtly obfuscated through a UK haze. The nightfalls are sitting on hilltops looking at the village below; the sunrises are made diffuse by non-threatening fogs. It’s an album that makes you feel like you’ve woken up to a non-day, the kind of day where you never feel 100% present and your to-do list lacks its usual importance. — Decoder Magazine
Limited-edition CD with Risograph print poster insert; includes download code-card
Case Studies is the solo project of Seattle’s Jesse Lortz, formerly of The Dutchess & The Duke. This is the just the second Case Studies release after the excellent The World Is Just a Shape To Fill the Night LP on Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones Records, and we feel that these two songs continue to showcase Jesse’s ability to write extremely memorable and sincere folk songs. “Villain” is the darker of the two, while “Dull Knife” is a bit more upbeat and while this is one of the more mellow records in the Sweet Rot archive, it’s also one of our favorites. Recorded at his grandfather’s cabin in Lake Inez, MT. 300 copies pressed.
Not content resting on the laurels of his past projects, Jonathan Canady continues his passion for sex, death and synth. Two long sides of analog synthesizer soundtracking to projected edits from some classic hallucinatory Giallo flicks. The artwork pulls from these films as well, in glorious red, yellow and black. Late night scores to fleeing phantom stalkers. Double-sided color artwork on color paper, painted & labeled cassettes.
Long time friend, collaborator and rotbrain Ryan Oppermann (aka Neuntoter der Plage, Klinikal Skum and more) will be issuing a variety of material on the label over the next year, starting with this reissue of his 2002 debut originally released on CDR by Marco Corbelli (RIP) on his venerable Slaughter Productions imprint. True thud-scrape-wail-whisper over basement-mold-infused drum machine failure. There’s a totally destroyed SWANS cover on this. What more does your industrial sweet tooth need? Double-sided color artwork on color paper, painted & labeled red-shell cassettes.
New duo operating in the heavy industrial and noise zones, with an awareness of vivisect-era Skinny Puppy, incorporating guitar, synthesizers and drum machines writhing like mercury under sharp female vocals. Double-sided color art on color paper, painted and labeled cassettes.
Void… existing for reasons that need no explanation. Destruction Unit… audible vortex of voracious appetites for filling the former beyond brimming. Vociferously vomitous yet sonically satisfying and… beyond indeed. These few in the desert do dwell while even fewer will there ever do well. Cacti, snakes, mountains and mesas may not speak, but predators still prey upon the weak. As for this album the human ear a hungry freak shall feast.
For those unfamiliar; Destruction Unit’s history dates back more than a decade with founding member Ryan Rousseau, previously of Reatards, Wongs, and Tokyo Electron. Originally formed with Jay Reatard and Alicja Trout, DU exhibited heavily the so-called “punk“ aggression that has in later years developed a more monstrous, psychedelic feel. The unit’s output morphed by the collective inputs of Rusty Rousseau, Andrew Flores, Nick Nappa and Jes Aurelius.
By 1980, punk as we knew it was having a bit of a personality crisis. The Pistols we dead and buried, The Clash had lost the plot and...Oh No!...here come the Mohawks. After nearly 3 years (and nearly as many chords) The Young Identities decided to try something different if not entirely distant. They still get a buzz from fast and sinister music so they change their name to KICKS and release a very limited edition cassette singe titled “Leather/Godzilla.” Sounding fresh, brash and furious but with more depth than previously heard, the boys continued to expand on the new noise with the 1981 vinyl double A side follow up “Return of the Action Man/The Secret.*#8221; The single sold well locally and was an acknowledged influence on new and upcoming bands like Mystery of Sixes and Public Execution.
January 21, 2014
- SBR-3013 Vex Sanctuary: The Complete Discography LP
- SBR-3014 Various Artists Killed by Deathrock LP/CD
February 4, 2014
- SBR-103 Marissa Nadler JulyLP/CD
- SBR-111 Prolife Overheated b/w Gold Leaves7"
March 4, 2014
- SBR-107 The Men Tomorrow’s HitsLP/CD