Banquets / Mayflower – Cassette
Dust off your cassette players and take a listen to this. Two great bands on one shiny icy blue cassette. Two new songs from each band, plus a cover song each. Banquets takes on ‘Versatility’ by Hot Rod Circuit and Mayflower covers ‘Travelin’ Band’ by CCR.
Side A: Banquets
1. “Sexy Ghosts ”
2. “Unforgiven V”
3. “Versatility” (Written by: Hot Rod Circuit)
Side B: Mayflower
1. “Cork High”
3. “Travelin’ Band” (Written by: John Fogerty)
These are limited ‘icy blue’ cassettes (/100) with incredible artwork. I highly recommend picking this up! Both bands are incredible and compliment each other very well on this release.
This is a co-release between Shouting Street Audio Cassettes (Shout#04) and Black Numbers (BN-025)
Grey Area / Go Rydell – 7″
This split 7″ marks the first release by the newly reformed NYC veterans Grey Area in over 10 years and pairs them with Florida's best and brightest, Go Rydell. Grey Area (ex members of Warzone, Token Entry, Black Train Jack, and a slew of others) reignited their passion for playing together with two sold-out reunion shows in New York and Philadelphia and a surprise special guest set at This is Hardcore 2010. On the heels of these hugely successful shows comes the band's first recorded effort in their post-Victory Records career. More than holding their own, pop punk/hardcore favourites Go Rydell, named one of Alternative Press's 100 bands you need to know in 2010 deliver two of their most melodic songs to date. Having shared the stage with Terror, H20, Title Fight, and recently named to This is Hardcore 2011, the Florida quintet has been quietly building a name for themselves for years. The first pressing of 500 is nearly sold out.
Bangers – Small Pleasures – LP
The new BANGERS album “Simple Pleasures” packs intelligent lyrics and tight musicianship into a mid-tempo punk rock melee. The record is littered with subtle hooks, head-bobbing breakdowns, and endearingly gruff vocals. Couple those components with an amazingly warm sound it makes this full length incredibly authentic sounding. It's hard to put a finger on what one thing that makes you want to listen to “Small Pleasures” on repeat but I guess that is what makes it so darn perfect. Great music for drinking to, or driving to, just try not to do them both at the same time.
Mall’d To Death – Can’t Make a Living – 12″
Very catchy stuff! The title is linked to their Punknews profile where you can stream this. We have gold and black vinyl to choose from.
The vinyl is a one-sided 12″ and it has 7 bonus tracks from their session for OUT OF STEP on Radio K.
With artwork by Corey Ayd of Banner Pilot.
Dirty Tactics – The Divine Middle – 7″
Philadelphia's Dirty Tactics bring 5 tracks (4 on the vinyl) melodic mid tempo punk rock to the table on The Divine Middle EP. Sometimes sad sounding, sometimes upbeat, sometimes angry, this is a complete record that doesn't stick to any generic or worn formulas. Lyrically, each song unfolds like a short story. Musically, the band has honed their chops and really kept a focus on dynamics in their song-writing. There are hints of Against Me!, hints of Americana at times, but these boys can't be pegged down to any one genre or “sound alike” band.
This EP was recorded by The Pete from the Bouncing Souls. Definitely worth checking out!
First pressing, coloured vinyl.
The Hot Toddies – Get Your Heart On – LP
HOT TODDIES “Get Your Heart On” Review @ Pop Matters ?
Since Best Coast is shaping up to be the Animal Collective of 2010, expect more attention for bands that bring that brand of beach blanket beat. Oakland’s Hot Toddies are four California Gurls tough enough to be on Asian Man Records, but with no compunction about rhyming “Seattle” with “skedaddle” (as they did on their 2007 debut, Smell the Mitten). Fans of Asian Man alumni Alkaline Trio will appreciate Get Your Heart On‘s nod on “Matt Skiba Sandwich”, and the gluten-intolerant should enjoy “Celiac Love Song”. The sweet sing-alongs, with delightfully rudimentary arrangements and lyrics about boys n’ beers, have an endearing “Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” kind of quality. It’s as if Darla and the other girls on The Little Rascals grew up, moved to Malibu and developed an enthusiastic taste for guitars and Guinness. Thank goodness for global warming, because now you’ve got the perfect delayed-summer jams.
Vultures United – Savages – LP
01. The Natives
02. The Joy Divisions
03. Marty, Hang On
04. I Am My Father’s Son
05. Haunted Houses In The City Of Fountains
06. The Last Surviving Member Of The Nostromo
07. Red Crossed
08. I Don’t Need Drugs, I Need Money
09. Shit Talk From Skull Mountain
11. Salon Girls
12. Fine Night For An Exorcism
13. The Disappearance Of The Green Valley Pig
Red Scare Records