Thursday, June 4, 2015


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Ok so here's a doozy for y'all. I've been trying to get this band off the ground since 2008 and it has finally happened. Six songs of blisteringly straight edge hardcore out of, strangely enough for 2015, Olympia, WA. 4/5ths of the band lives in Seattle so it's interesting to call it an Olympia band but the idea and original demo were conceived in the Reed Family basement by myself and two fellow Olympians right about the time Sixes was starting. The first three songs on that demo were kept and re-recorded and I wrote three new songs to add to this release in 2014. Cassettes are now here and 7" is coming in August on Warthogspeak. Stay tuned, you can pick up a cassette Here

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Flex - Don't Bother With the Outside World CS

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I had the pleasure of being reunited with The Flex boys again this year on their voyage across America. Bricklayer toured up from Texas with them and Red Death and we of course accommodated them in Portland, Seattle and Olympia as they came through our Northwest Territories. I absolutely love these boys, a real group of genuine lads out to have fun, good heads on their shoulders and just so happen to play dope hardcore. I gotta say this is definitely the best Flex release to date. The songs hit harder than bricks. I can't stop listening to it. I like that Tom just uses the Outburst drum fill for "Back For More" to open the song. This cassette is a pre-release for the record coming soon on Lockin' Out. I'm gonna see these boys again in a couple days in New York, how did I get so lucky this year? One of my top five current releases for sure. Do yourself a favor and download it.


Crown Court - Trouble From London Demo CS

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Bias admitted, I absolutely love this. I'm not sure who all is in the band aside from Nick but I picked this demo up from the lads from Leeds while we were on tour. The demo reminds me of Red Alert with some 70s sentiments, it's catchy, infectious, driving and gruff as fuck. They don't make em like this too often anymore. I'm hooked, can't wait for more. Good contemporary Oi is hard to come by, this is very, very good.

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Concealed Blade - Demo CS

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More new projects from the Hounds boys, Concealed Blade combines the furious aggression and speed of first wave hardcore with the brute strength and hard breaks of the east coast in the late 80s all sprinkled with more divebombs than you know what to do with. This demo will kick you on your ass. Another cut from the Hit Factory.

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S.L.I.P. - Songs of Love Ideals and Peace CS

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Dave gave me this cassette when Hounds came through last time around. Catchy, poppy hardcore punk akin to some late 70s acts. Dave equated it to Jabbers but I feel like it has much more of a Southern California vibe, I'm still trying to put my finger on what it really reminds me of. Until I do I'm going to enjoy listening to this bad boy over and over as I have been recently. Recorded at the Hit Factory baby.


Combat Knife - S/T CS

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Somewhere between the first wave of Japanese hardcore psychosis and American hardcore ugliness rests Combat Knife. The band comprises members from Olympia, WA and Portland, OR and this tape is the first release on Joey's Schizoid Unit. Member's of GAG and Life Form etc. you know you're gonna like it. Maniac drumming and mean, ugly riffs.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Supercrush - I Don't Want To Be Sad Anymore b/w How Does It Feel (To Feel Like You)

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The much anticipated sophomore release from Supercrush. Two more songs to add as fuel to my ever growing adoration for this band. If you missed my post of their first single please check it out here. Where this release differs slightly from the first is that it doesn't have as much of that crunch and feedback so ever present on the first single. These tracks have a much more jangly sing-song feel to them. Absolutely wonderful. Just in time for summer.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

The Coneheads - Selected Ringtones Tape 3

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I have received transmission from the great Cone. Eight new communications. Be prepared for consumption of limited quantities. 

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Tercer Mundo - El Punk No Es Cultura 7" Repost

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Reposting this incredible record because I've been visiting it a lot recently. Read my original write-up here. This is one of the most important punk records of the past decade in my opinion. Here's a scan of the booklet as well. Love these boys.

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G.L.O.S.S. - S/T Demo CS

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Fucking finally, it's been years since a good subversive hardcore band has come out of Olympia and now we have G.L.O.S.S. A scene which just four years ago was a radical punk utopia has slipped into the mundane grips of annoying, contrived, drab, lame punk imagery reflecting and projecting all the same bullshit the world smothers us with (Society's Shit you may say?) NOW, thank fucking god, a band comes flying out of the gate with a blast of fresh air in the dingy stale room of punk. Get it while the gettin's good.

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Strange Wilds - Single

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The new single from Olympia's Strange Wilds for the forthcoming LP on Sub Pop. Three songs to shake your tush to. I wish the damn thing had lyrics!

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Public Assault - No Way Out 7"

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Notice a theme in these posts? Got a little package from Mark with lots of new goodies. Public Assault comin' atcha.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Liquids - Mat's Demo

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Got a little package from Mark and here's a new band with Kevin (also of Big Zit), drummer of The Coneheads and singer of Pukeoid. The music reminds me of if the Ill Repute rock records were good. More fire from NWI!

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D.L.I.M.C. - (What's Your) Dew Do Dude b/w My Baby (Is A Battery)

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Now here is a wonderful treat. Mark just keeps the groovy oddities coming out of Northwest Indiana. He's been doing cassingle installments this year and this is the February edition. A little band with two infectious songs pertaining to too much Mountain Dew and love with a battery. Seriously so sick.

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Download Dew
Download Battery

V/A - Brutales Matanzas

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I never thought I would own this record. It is incredible and run in limited quantities. Now thanks to my good friend Yecatl, who runs Cintas Pepe Records of which this LP is the first release in 2010, my dream became a reality. Seventeen tracks of blisteringly fierce Mexican Hardcore all on one disc. This comp introduced me to such favorites as Inservibles, Los Monjo, Crimen, Ratas Del Vaticano among every other burner on this disc. This comp is essential for contemporary hardcore music coming out of Mexico. Productive bands with dope shit to say. I am so incredibly grateful to have toured with Yecatl and made his friendship and to add a tangible feeling and connection to this record I used to listen to so much. Now's your chance to catch the feelin!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bricklayer - Test Press

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We just pressed a new single for the LP. One song from the upcoming full length and one B-side exclusive to the release. Here's a download of the unmastered tracks. The Wall is coming.

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Pukeoid - CS

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Damn, this tape was a pleasant surprise in the mail. This band captures the intensity and vocal styling characteristic of first wave hardcore punk; think Corrosion, the Stains, Bl'ast, Youth Korps kinda feel. I know that's a weird blend but trust me there is a common know, those gruff vocals over chaotic riffage. To put the icing on the cake it's Kevin and Mark's first release: Doug's Tapes #1. Dope tape.

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Marky Plays Marty - Gnats in the Pissa b/w Jackhamma

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Initially I received the above pictured tape in the mail and had no idea what was going on. Mark informed me of what it was and just recently I got a new rendition of the cassette layout. This little cassette is a single Mark recorded called Marky does Marty. He recorded a Lumpy and the Dumpers song and a Cal and the Calories song somewhat Coneheads style. Very dope in fact. Peep it.

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