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Mihai Edrisch - 'Un Jour Sans Lendemain' LP repress

added by Alex Deller on Monday October 16 2017 in Reissues

Echo Canyon Records have repressed Mihai Edrisch's 'Un Jour Sans Lendemain' LP, which originally came out on Purepainsugar Records in 2005. Label says: "For those who are not familiar with the band, Mihai Edrisch was like a comet in the sky… shortlived but full of light. Active in the early 2000s, in a time when bands like Amanda Woodward, Daïtro, Belle Epoque, Gantz, Hyacinth, Sed Non Satiata and co were releasing records and touring, Mihai Edrisch as well had that (what is trademarked now as) 'French screamo' touch but they pushed the intensity, complexity and depth further than their peers. Driven by emotional high-ends guitars, heavy drums, aerial bass lines and desperate vocals, that album is a true masterpiece for the genre and it was time to bring it under the light once again. Featuring members of Celeste, Daïtro, Baton Rouge, Lost Boys, Pinku Saido and more."

link: echocanyonrecords.com

'Matinee: All Ages On The Bowery 1983-1985' photo book

added by Alex Deller on Thursday September 21 2017 in Books

Neat thing from Radio Raheem: "Between 1983 and 1985, New York City photographer Drew Carolan began photographing the patrons of the now infamous hardcore matinees that were going on at the seminal underground music club, CBGB. During the week, Carolan was working as an assistant to legendary portrait photographer Richard Avedon, and on weekends he set up a makeshift studio across the street from CBGB and intercepted kids on their way to the all-ages afternoon shows. The result is a collection of photographs capturing the beauty, vulnerability, and the unbridled energy of youth during the height of the Reagan years. The Bowery at that time was a true melting pot of downtrodden adults, underage hardcore punk kids, and people living on the fringes of society. Now, more that thirty years later, all of that has disappeared and a copacetic, prosperous, and gentrified element has taken its place. While the hardcore punk scene still thrives today, these photographs capture a time and place in history that no longer exists."

link: radioraheemrecords.com

Disfear - 'Live The Storm' LP reissue

added by Alex Deller on Thursday September 21 2017 in Reissues

La Familia have reissued Disfear's 'Live The Storm' LP, which came out back in 2008 on Relapse Records and was reissued a year later by the band themselves. You know if you want it or not.

link: lafamiliareleases.com

Bad Breeding autumn tour

added by Alex Deller on Friday September 8 2017 in Gigs

Bad Breeding are going on tour. They are excellent live and on record, so you should go and see them. Dates are:

20/10 - The Cellar, Oxford

21/10 - The Loft, Portsmouth

22/10 - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton

24/10 - Wharf Chambers, Leeds

25/10 - The Fulford Arms, York

26/10 - Aatma, Manchester

27/10 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

28/10 - Broadcast, Glasgow

03/11 - The Shacklewell Arms, London

Onkalo - s/t cassette

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday August 29 2017 in New Releases

Ireland's Onkalo have a tape out, which features "four songs of fast, crushing filth." Can't argue with that, can you?

link: onkalofilth.bandcamp.com

Don Caballero - 'Singles Breaking Up (Vol 1)' vinyl reissue

added by Alex Deller on Thursday August 17 2017 in Reissues

Touch and Go are putting out a vinyl edition of Don Cab's 'Singles Breaking Up (Vol 1)', which originally came out back in 1999. Says T&G: "'Singles Breaking Up (Vol. 1)' offers a wide range of the band’s history to appreciate plus a wealth of sundries for fans of Don Caballero who may not have had the opportunity to enjoy them in the 7" vinyl format of their initial release."

link: touchandgorecords.com