Monday, April 28, 2014

IRON LUNG and NAILS tour the west in May

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In addition to these fine shows we will be playing two with BONE SICKNESS. In Olympia, WA April 29th at Old School Pizzeria with Gag and in Reno, NV April 30th at Clark Lane Mall.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

THE LOWEST FORM & WARTHOG out right now!

Good evening,
 Are you tired of having the same corny cobs for every meal? Well, get fresh and pick your teeth with these...

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THE LOWEST FORM - Negative Ecstasy LP w/ download (LUNGS-049)
A swirling, nasty hardcore punk record by one of Britain's finest ensembles. Negative Ecstasy takes the listener (that would be you, duh) through an aural obstacle course of thuggish pounding and piercing feedback wash. Get dirty. Where would we all be without a couple fuzz pedals? Probably listening to Vivaldi or something refined. No thanks. "I want to bash my brains out, bleed all over your drugs and watch you smoke 'em up as I drift off to the inevitable. THE LOWEST FORM is it, bruv." -Martin Ken

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WARTHOG - Prison 7" w/ download (LUNGS-051)
It blows my mind that a single person, let alone a group of people, is able to get anything done in New York City. It's a non-stop claustrophobic hustle. You gotta fight just to get to the train that will probably be delayed and covered in a stranger's blood. Isn't everyone a stranger? Maybe it is that very environment that influences some of the best music of the Americas. It would certainly explain WARTHOG's brutish hardcore punk wildness. Our boys are gearing up to hurt some people. Get mean.
Recorded and mastered at the same sessions as the Exterminate Me 7" on Katorga Works.

These, as well as many other perfect IRON LUNG RECORDS concerns can be obtained at

For the European folks we are happy to announce that, in a very short time, some of our releases will be available through

Thank you for being you.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's a hit!

Pitchfork named TOTAL CONTROL's "Flesh War" 'Best New Track'
See for yourselves HERE

TOTAL CONTROL - 'Flesh War' single from Typical System!!!



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Photo Credit: Karl Scullin

Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne’s visceral post-punk band Total Control.  Typical System, their second LP, was written, recorded, created over the past two years and is set for US/Worldwide release via Iron Lung Records on June 24th and self-release in Australia/New Zealand on June 20th.


Total Control emerged from Australia’s dynamic punk scene in ’08, releasing a succession of 7”s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house.  Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands.

Subsequently, they have released three very different records: a split 12” with Thee Oh Sees, a 7” single on Sub Pop and a house remix 12”. Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases, a further development on their continually evolving sound.

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Typical System
Total Control
Iron Lung Records
US: June 24, 2014 – Vinyl / MP3 (via Iron Lung / Revolver)
World: June 24, 2014 – Vinyl (via Iron Lung / La Vida Es Un Mus)
AUS: June 20, 2014 – Vinyl / CD / MP3 (via Inertia)

1 – Glass
2 – Expensive Dog
3 – Flesh War
4 – Systematic Fuck
5 – Liberal Party
6 – Two Less Jacks
7 – Black Spring
8 – The Ferryman
9 – Hunter
10 – Safety Net

Typical System’s sleeve art designed by Bart De Boers. Insert poster designed by James Vinciguerra. Both sleeve and poster feature a collection of text and poetry from DX, ST Lore, Julia Nowak, Zephyr Pavey, Hamish Fitzsimons, Carson Cox, Holly Childs, Milos Vukcevic and several anonymous contributors.