Friday, November 4, 2016

Out today on ILR: THE LOWEST FORM - Personal Space LP

It's true, it really came out today. We added a bunch more awesome shit to the webstore too. Check it. We are in London playing Static Shock Weekend this weekend so shipping on these orders may be a bit slower than usual. Don't trip, we will get you taken care of.


THE LOWEST FORM - Personal Space LP w/download (LUNGS-088)

"The second album from UK hardcore engine The Lowest Form, Personal Space sees the band cutting through a comedown fug of feedback, sharp butterflyknife guitars flashing deadly over a wasteground rubble of noise.

Songs drawn up from discord, songs of marshalled cacophony, coils of scritching guitars break apart and reform, coalescing around insistent basslines and heavy drumbeats, before splintering again. It's hardcore constructed from textured noise as much as from breakdowns and riffs, rumbling infectious chants emerging from the wavering clamor, the vile keening of consciousness's half-known edges, noise in the grain of it all, noise as bedrock, an abrasive acid bath of fuzz, susurration and machinewhirr.

"SMASH MY FUCKIN' HEAD AGAINST THE WALL" is the line that opens it up, rising out of Interplanetary Bad Boy's hissing swell. Driven through the album are anguished explorations of interior/exterior limits, whirling around viciously in the grubby borders of your skull, spinning hopelessly in the cosmic of the aether, untethered, higher than the sky but way down in the muck. From Gak Attack's claustrophobic pogo or Last Smash's drawling thump to Star Slammers manic tumble and Dread Future's rolling barrage, The Lowest Form have brought together another LP of murdered-out panicattack punk, lithe and unleashed, born of bad vibes and background radiation, an album at once uncomfortably close and fully heavy." -Joe Briggs

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Friday, October 28, 2016

DREAMDECAY preview tracks from the new LP

This is at the plant now. Out early 2017. Can't say enough good things about this band but I will let "Ian" tell you what you need to hear today (and for the rest of your lives).


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Santa Rosa made an IRON LUNG commercial.

The punks have been busy preparing in Santa Rosa.

The goods will be delivered this evening.

LIFE DRAG in Minneapolis 10.17.16

They've come from the depths...

 ...Yes, they have.

Friday, October 14, 2016

OUT NOW: PRIVATE ROOM and LATISHIA'S SKULL DRAWING LPs.

Get 'em while they're hot.


PRIVATE ROOM - Forever And Ever LP w/ download (LUNGS-084)
  Forever and Ever, the debut album from Pacific Northwest power-trio PRIVATE ROOM, is a terse and tense record. With its discordantly bent notes, shots of industrial clang, atonal noise washouts, and boneheaded punk, the album cultivates a forbidding atmosphere for the sardonic lyrics to comfortably reside. With stunning album art provided by Justin Gallego (DREAMDECAY),  the stark future-vision of PRIVATE ROOM is immediately apparent. Although a charred cynicism colors Forever and Ever,  the music itself elbows at the boundaries of whatever genre - punk, hardcore, noise-rock, or any micro-niche thereof -one might apply to it. It suggests that patterns, be they imposed from above or within, are binds to be broken. 


   Do any of these apply to you? 
•Constant irritability
•Significantly reduced interest or feeling no pleasure in all or most activities
•Significant weight loss when not dieting, weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite
•Insomnia or increased desire to sleep
•Fatigue or loss of energy
•Feelings of worthlessness, or excessive or inappropriate guilt
•Trouble making decisions, or trouble thinking or concentrating
•Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or a suicide attempt
 If so, you are listening to the right record.

We put a big stack of cool ILR related things in the store too. 
Shop for them in the STORE STORE STORE

Have a pleasant day. If you're in Toronto this weekend come say hi. We will be there playing drums and hocking wares and being awake way too long for our own goodsssssssssssssssgoodnight.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

LACE is a band we like.

Looks like we are going to be doing an LP for Houston's LACE in the not too distant future. Writing has begun. Until then, enjoy their demo (coming soon to the ILR shop). Favorite track on this is 'Poison Drum' - you gotta love that Reggaeton beat!