Prince Daddy & the Hyena Cosmic Thrill Seekers Cosmic Thrill Seekers, the new record from Albany punk rock band Prince Daddy & the Hyena, is many things. It is an odyssey of epic, The Monitor-esque proportions, a great, galloping sonic roadtrip across space and time and Albany, boomeranging around a horn of punk, pop, indie, garage rock, and orchestral, Queen-style arrangements and theatrics; it is an exploration of the fall-out after an acid trip, manic self-destruction, bottoming-out and recovering, and then slipping again; it is a candid, acute documentation of frontperson Kory Gregory’s cyclical mental health states as told through three acts and 14 songs/chapters; it is an existential presentation of eternal return theory, a victory via surrender to impermanence; and perhaps most of all, it is about Dorothy Gale and The Wizard Of Oz. If you’ve never heard the band before then that sounds quite the introduction right? But believe us, Prince Daddy & the Hyena are the real deal. Having honed their craft in countless sweaty basements with their relentlessly fun, frantic and inclusive live shows, this creative and ambitious band are here with a joyous, cathartic record that’s sure to appeal to punk rock fans everywhere. Big Scary Monsters LP
Colour Anthology It's been ten years since Colours split up, and BSM have re-pressed their Anthology set. As per the original release, both formats come packaged in recycled brown sleeves and include an A3 insert, featuring some very fresh-faced band members in the photos! And as for the music, well it's every track they ever recorded. All 13 songs. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Nervus Tough Crowd Indies exclusive LP is on 'frosted clear w/ red splatter' coloured vinyl. The third full length album from the Watford indie-punkers Nervus. Fans of Against Me!, Milk Teeth and Jamie Lenman should check this out. Where once, songwriter-in-chief Em Foster (vocals/guitar) furiously wrote and recorded songs in her bedroom, as a type of personal catharsis, looking at the personal, and then the immediate politics of identity, gender and queerness - this third album took a different journey, using a whole new collaborative process and approach. As a result, this their third record, speaks differently to their older work. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP Signed
Cultdreams Things That Hurt The new full length album from Cultdreams, the first under this moniker since their name change from Kamikaze Girls. Turbulent dream-pop / shoegaze soaked indie-punk songs with Riot Grrl influences.. Sounding as fresh and exciting as ever, this personal record retains the bands punk and riot grrl roots but pulls in different elements of shoegaze and dream pop into their sound. The result is an ambitious, bold sounding statement that encompasses everything of how far Cultdreams have come, and where they want to go. Big Scary Monsters LP
Terrible Love Change Nothing Terrible Love is a new modern hardcore supergroup with former members of Goodtime Boys, Bastions, Crocus and Grappler! Big Scary Monsters 12"
Sleep Kit II Expected 23rd October Debut full-length (yeah the name is confusing for a debut...) album from Germany's Sleep Kit. Emo indie-post-hardcore for fans of Title Tight, Basement, Citizen and Moose Blood II shows a huge progression in songwriting, with the band taking a more melodic slant than before, further exploring influences such as Sonic Youth and Modest Mouse. Big Scary Monsters LP Pre-Order
Axes Glory Expected 3rd November New album from Axes. Experimental mathy indie-rock with members from all corners of the globe including Paul from Human Pyramids. Fans of Talons, Minus The Bear, Brontide! With a genuinely eclectic array of influences ranging from thrash to emo to r & b, the band promise to leave no genre unexplored.With a genuinely eclectic array of influences ranging from thrash to emo to r & b, the band promise to leave no genre unexplored. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP Pre-Order
Talons New Topographics New album from creative instrumental post-rock six-piece Talons who played with Fugazi's Joe Lally a few years back. Fans of Russian Circles, Battles and Mogwai get into this!The album takes its name from the photography exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape", that took place in January 1975; created almost as a reaction to more idealised landscape photography, the exhibition featured images reflecting the uniform and banal, casting a sharp critical eye on modern suburbia. The music Talons have created for their latest offering is very much inspired by these notions and serves to act as a soundtrack to the imposing conformity of life in 21st century cities. Reflecting a change in mood and tempo from previous material, the band have incorporated a stronger neo-classical influence, as well as employing a much more rhythmic and expansive sound, heightening their emphasis on the dynamic range of the music, with a particular focus on the use of repetition and atmospherics. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP