Tuesday, September 2, 2014

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT - For Mass Consumption CD is out now

 
LP and CS out in October on ILR. You can buy the CD from 20 Buck Spin right now!

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT - For Mass Consumption LP/CS (LUNGS-059) & CD (SPIN066)
   Pig Heart Transplant is the alter ego of Jon Kortland, one half of the men that comprise the surgical Powerviolence duo Iron Lung. Like Iron Lung, Pig Heart Transplant delivers both a vicious beating and violent outcome, however the operating methodology is an entirely different animal; slow, churning, industrial, electronic, painfully percussive, a bureaucratic nightmare of State Power with gears grinding the individual into a hallow shell, perfectly molded into one of Them. This is 1984.
  For Mass Consumption is composed of 28 tracks, each approximately 44 seconds long, each song title a 4 letter word, structured in a perfectly palatable way for optimum group adoption and mindless adherence to common purpose. Electronic manipulation, no wave guitar noise, abrasive hammering and eerie synthetic ambience imbue the listener with the seedy malaise of manipulation on a societal scale. One might recognize the pulverizing brutality of early Swans on tracks like ‘Film’ or ‘Pigs’, the pulsing throb of Brighter Death Now and IRM on ‘Coma’ or even Robert McNaugton’s soundtrack work for Henry: Portrait Of Serial Killer on ‘1970’ or ‘1980’.
   Without doubt a horrifying work of aural terror, For Mass Consumption is the logical result of a culture bent on banal conformity and the futile struggle against its domination. Iron Lung Records (LP and Cassette versions) is pleased to bring this tormented future vision into the present in collaboration with 20 Buck Spin (CD version).
 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TOTAL CONTROL is pressed

and will ship to people starting Sept 1st, when we return from the Bèstia tour. Thanks for your patience. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Out now: UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE - Nou Món & IRON LUNG - Savagery 7"s

In a time where the average person is staring at their phone more than their television, we offer these digitally supplemented analog platters of vitality...

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UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE - Nou Món 7" w/ download (LUNGS-061)
  Two brand new long awaited songs to follow up last year's incredible "Observant Com El Món Es Destrueix" LP on La Vida Es Un Mus. UBI have managed, working so smoothly it almost seems effortless, to make music that is timelessly familiar and crackling with modern energy. Anthemic industrial tinged hardcore punk with an anarcho slant from Barcelona. Truly, music of the people for the people. One of the best bands going these days. Ring, ring, don't miss this call.
  Black or mystery color vinyl comes packaged in a heavy feltweave sleeve in the style of our other singles from this series (PHT, Column Of Heaven, Gag, Flesh World...).


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IRON LUNG - Savagery 7" w/ download (LUNGS-058)
  Twelve songs clocking in around six and a half minutes. We fucking timed it! Iron Lung's most raw neanderthal powerviolence flex without bowing to the overworked conventions of the genre. Intentionally nasty and jarring music. They said it couldn't be done, but we keep getting faster and more savage with age. The world around us is more intense than ever and the music found here definitely reflects that. Our angriest record. Our country's dumbest time.
  The first batch of 'Savagery' will be pressed on black or green vinyl and packaged in a fancy inner sleeve inside a hand stamped 12 panel poster. Art by Jon Kortland and Jensen Ward. Sounds by Jackson Long.


Both are available in our STORE now but will not ship until the end of the month because we will be on tour.

Have a pleasant downfall.
-Jensen

Friday, August 8, 2014

IRON LUNG tour vid

From a couple months ago. Our man Michel Valdes has the eye of the tiger.