Johnny Goth / Molly Drag Split A split 7" from Molly Drag and Johnny Goth. Molly Drag is the solo project of Ontario musician Michael Charles Hansford and Johnny Goth is a California songwriter. Both acts occupy the same continuum of lo-fi pop, featuring dreamy guitar-scapes and distant, wandering vocals that would sound right at home on nu-emo labels like Run for Cover and Birdtapes. Mutant League Records 7" Pre-Order
Bartees Strange Live Forever If you're interested in this record then click the Notify me button and we'll let you know if we get it in stock. The highly anticipated debut full length album from the genre-chemist Bartees Strange. Released via Will Yip's Memory Music label. Strange grew up in Mustang, Oklahoma, an overwhelmingly white and racist sundown town on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. In Mustang, he says, “I didn’t let myself be seen. I held myself down so I could make people feel more comfortable around me.” Live Forever is a direct and stunning result of this conviction. It’s impossible to divorce the reality of Strange’s personal trajectory from the intricate and idiosyncratic 13-track saga on record: it spans gentle, Moses Sumney-meets-Yves Jarvis minimalism, Killers-ish indie rock vigor with post-punk cracks in its danceable veneer, the throbbing industrial alt-soul of Algiers, Justin Vernon’s acoustic tenderness, and the volatile, unforgiving production and delivery of Death Grips. Simply put, it is a combination that none but Strange could execute under—and as a result of—precise circumstances. 1. Jealousy 2. Mustang 3. Boomer 4. Kelly Rowland 5. In A Cab 6. Stone Meadows 7. Flagey God 8. Mossblerd 9. Far 10. Fallen For You 11. Ghostly Memory Music Pre-Order
Self Defense Family Make Me A Pallet Fire On Your Floor / Local Clerics A new 7" from the ever-excellent punk-rockers Self Defense Family. Recorded on a tour of Australia a few years back. A fun session with Neil Thomason at Headgap Studios. He was recommended to us on the strength of his old band, Ricaine, but his resume as an engineer is just as impressive. Our friend Amy Muir (of Fourteen Nights At Sea) blessed us with organ on this one. And that's former Sydney resident/occasional promoter and now Massachusetts homeowner Jessie Maas at the beginning. One of our members was left by their partner during the tour and the lyrics to 'Pallet Fire' reflect that circumstance. It was nice to sing about someone else's problems for a change. 'Local Clerics' is about as concise and clearheaded as I've managed to be on the topic of small minds. I hadn't revisited the song since the recording but hearing it now I believe it to be among our best. Run For Cover 7"
Say Anything In Defense Of The Genre The follow up to one of our biggest albums of 2004. We were on this from the first time they released "..Is a real boy" so if we got you into Say Anything make sure you get it from us! One of our regular customers was good enough to buy this record from us, and let us know what he thought about it... "...The album's just full of surprises. It feels like it has a long shelf life in it which I really like. I miss the days when you'd buy an album and just listen to it non-stop for months. Recently i've just been dipping in and out of bands because, yeah you can write a good pop song but theres nothing more to it, or yeah you can write personal songs but they're just bland, or wow that's heavy, but why? If you get me? Where I live at the moment it's all about how "bR0otul" or "metul" you are, and I just wish these "my morals came free with a Comeback Kid t-shirt" kids would just admit they're liars, didn't grow up on Bad Brains and Black Flag, but spent their summers skateboarding badly and listening to Blink 182 and New Found Glory. Haha! Anyways, rant over. And that's what I love about Say Anything; they come so close to cringeworthy and pump out some unabashed pop songs, but they don't feel guilty about it, and that to me is more 'punk' than anything Gallows have achieved by calling everyone c*nts and getting angry. I'd like to say i do like Gallows, but they're not reinventing the wheel. Say Anything aren't either, but they're kind of shaping it into some kind of new wheel which is better than the last one." We definitely agree, there just isn't another band quite like Say Anything! CD1: 1. Skinny, Mean Man 2. No Soul 3. That Is Why 4. Surgically Removing The Tracking Device 5. This Is Fucking Ecstasy 6. The Church Channel 7. Shiksa (Girlfriend) 8. Baby Girl, I'm A Blur 9. Retarded In Love 10. People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist 11. Died A Jew 12. An Insult To The Dead 13. Sorry, Dudes. My Bad CD2: 1. Spay Me 2. In Defense Of The Genre 3. The Truth Is, You Should Lie With Me 4. The Word You Wield 5. Vexed 6. About Falling 7. You're The Wanker If Anyone Is 8. Spores 9. We Killed It 10. Have At Thee! 11. Hangover Song 12. Goodbye Young Tutor, You've Now Outgrown Me 13. I Used To Have A Heart 14. Plea www.myspace.com/sayanything J Records / Hassle Records CD
Dashboard Confessional MTV unplugged THIS IS DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL AT HIS VERY VERY BEST. From late 2002, this album is a real treasure and now available on a limited run LP pressing. Hangman Records LP
Pup This Place Sucks Ass Banquet exclusive 12" is on 'A-side | B-side - black / cyan / red' coloured vinyl. /300. Indies exclusive 12" is on 'orange w/ mint, magenta + black splatter' coloured vinyl. Here we go! the new EP from one of our favourite punk-rock bands PUP. Following on from their awesome 2019 record Morbid Stuff with another blast of their scuzzy, high-energy, noisy and super anthemic punk-rock tunes. "Yes, that's a real title. It started as a joke that felt like it came true. New song "Rot" out now. No matter your circumstances, this EP is about where you're from and where you're at now. Wherever it is, it def sucks ass." - PUP “Our expectations are so high. Every album we make, we want it to be better than the last,” says Babcock. “But just putting out songs we like and think are fun, that’s also pretty rewarding. Taking a breather from the pressure we put on ourselves has been so positive for us.” Like all of their material, This Place Sucks Assis a document of the band PUP is—at times thoughtful and introspective and at other times wildly cathartic. And they hope that fans will take its sentiments of anger, frustration, and bitterness that run through This Place Sucks Ass and find collective empowerment and joy in turning them outward along with them. “Everything sucks and that’s OK, because it sucks for everybody,” says Babcock. “And we can make it a little bit better by being together in the shittiness.” Rise Records 12" | CD Pre-Order
Mat Kerekes Amber Park 12" is 'purple in clear' coloured vinyl. We're the UK carrier for this release. /500 worldwide. The new EP from the awesome Mat Kerekes, known well as the fronter of Banquet-faves Citizen. Following on from the genre-busting and acclaimed 2019 record Ruby. 12"
Eastwood It Never Gets Easy LP is on 'swamp green w/ bone, easter yellow and white splatter' coloured vinyl. The debut full length album from Eastwood, the side project of Knocked Loose guitarist Cole Crutchfield, showcasing and exploring in his songwriting craft with indie-punk / emo vibes. Fans of Jimmy Eat World, Transit, Elder Brother and Turnover should check this out. Most people know Cole Crutchfield as the guitarist of Knocked Loose, Kentucky’s premier hardcore punk/metalcore crossover outfit. Those who have dug a little deeper will also be aware he’s also the vocalist of death metallers Torture Tomb. Yet while he’s best known as the creator of seriously heavy riffs, there’s much more to him that. In fact, Eastwood – a band he started in 2016 – is a project that he hopes will shake off any pigeonhole people have placed him in because of those other bands. “A lot of people think because I’m in a hardcore band and play death metal that I only listen to heavy music,” he says. “But I actually probably listen to indie music way more. So I think that people might be caught off-guard by this album, and I hope they are, because I want to smash that cliché that if you’re into death metal or hardcore you can’t play or listen to other kinds of music.” Pure Noise LP Pre-Order