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


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


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!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DIÄT and VACANT LIFE footage in case you missed them.

Thanks as always to Michel Valdes.


In support of the Romanticized LP coming out on the 14th, LSD will be playing a couple in the NE.





Monday, September 19, 2016

THE LOWEST FORM is on the way

Should be out in November. Tests approved.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

IRON LUNG//GAS CHAMBER west coast tour 2016

We are going to be hitting the west with Gas Chamber in October. All shows are all ages. Here are the dates:
21 - San Francisco @Knockout w/Mozart. 9pm
22 - Los Angeles @The Safari* w/Lock, Mynx. 9pm
23 - Phoenix @51W w/Lusitania, Humiliation, Dayak. 8pm
24 - Fresno @Ask A Punk w/Midwest Moms, GFSP, Chokeslam. 7pm
25 - Oakland @Hella Vegan Eats w/Sterile Mind, Rut. And a special screening of One Scythe Fits All. 6pm
26 - Santa Rosa @Ask A Punk w/Acrylics. 8pm
28 - Portland @Black Water w/Dreamdecay, U-Nix. 8pm
29 - Seattle @Black Lodge w/Endorphins Lost, Newlywed. 8:30pm
30 - Olympia @Obsidian w/Dreamdecay, Jaeng. 9pm
*This location could change, stay frosty. More updates will follow as we get them.

Friday, September 9, 2016


WOUND MAN - Rolled 7" (LUNGS-082)
  Wound Man is the fevered brain child of Breathing Fire's Trevor Vaughn and continues to bulldoze in that harrowed vein. Steel heavy and nimble as a fox, with punishing blasts and wicked pounding sludge interlaced.
  Recorded in New Bedford, My America on a 4 track by the man himself. Classy pocket sleeve and stickered bag house the limited blue vinyl or unlimited black. Get creepy.

INTENSIVE CARE - This Is Exactly Who You Are 7" (LUNGS-087)
 INTENSIVE CARE is the phoenix from the ashes of COLUMN OF HEAVEN, a band we all loved and few understood. Bright and angry. Don't relax and think this will be any easier for you to figure. Pure bitterness, cynicism and furor here. The amount of idiocy in the world is confounding. Let this reset your barometer.
 Art by Jonathan Bauerle. 500 copies on black vinyl. Thank you.

Get em in the

Thanks a little. Day. Prez.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

New ILR jams on the way

Here's a preview of PRIVATE ROOM (PNW) and ROHT (Iceland). They are music.

Friday, August 26, 2016


Some of you may know, some not, we are playing in Boston's premier death metal group INNUMERABLE FORMS. Here are two new songs for you to digest until we record the new album (already written, thatswhatsup) later this year. Thank you.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Iceland's newest and brightest

These uncomfortable angles are from the show they played with Lotus Fucker a couple days back. Sick.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Out today on ILR: RAKTA - III LP

RAKTA - III LP w/download (LUNGS-086)
 Brazil's RAKTA is back with 6 new powerfully feminine trips through the fog. Simultaneously claustrophobic and cavernous. You can feel pulsing bass and thundering battery intertwine, akin to a snake coiling around your leg, pulling you down into the murky vortex. A flourish of atmospheric keyboard and vocal clamor pulls you right back to the surface just in time to be sucker punched by silence. This garland will leave you reeling.
 500 copies on blue vinyl housed in a heavy duty sleeve. Art by Mateus Mondini. Sounds by Bernardo Pacheco. Mastered by Daniel Hussayn. Thank you.

This and more are available at Thank you.


We could not be more pleased to announce our involvement in the fantastic STATIC SHOCK WEEKEND IV in London UK this November. Even happier to see friends and great bands. Thanks for having us Tom.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

RAKTA Live in SP June 16th

Here is a what a band at their peak of power looks like. We cannot wait to see what they do on the tour coming up. This is pretty much the whole new LP. Shit is straight up amazing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NUDITY - Here Comes The White Light video!

Here Comes the White Light from Joaquin de la Puente on Vimeo.

The band is back in the swing of the things with a retooled lineup and a hunger for the road. Yes.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

RAKTA N. America/Japan tour poster

RAKTA - III LP should be ready just in time for this tour to start. We love this band!
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

One Scythe FIts All [full movie]

Here is the whole movie full of our friends and family doing the best shit we can do. We are so proud to have something to do with this.

One Scythe Fits All from One Scythe on Vimeo.

Soundtrack 7"s to this are still available but in short supply. BUY IT HERE

Friday, May 27, 2016

Out today on ILR: DJ EONS v. MAS.KOHANE - Escape From The Planet of the Crate Goblins CS

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DJ EONS v. MAS.KOHANE - Escape From The Planet Of The Crate Goblins CS (LUNGS-081) 
   An international battle beats tape featuring members of Spazz and Agents of Abhorrence flexing their middle fingers all over a turntable or two. Mix & match sources, freestyle sound collaborations, all instrumental underground hiphop. Pro printed C-30s limited to 100 copies. 'Nuff said, bet.


New IRON LUNG album almost finished.

Here is a video peak at some of the new material. Praise Jamie Thomson.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

RAKTA - III LP out in July

Here is a taste

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Some new ILR jams on the way

Here is a smattering of new music we are releasing this summer because we like it and it's the best.

Out in May.

Out in August.

Out in September.

Monday, April 25, 2016

They just announced it...

IRON LUNG is playing Netherlands Deathfest 2017. It will most likely be our only show in Europe in 2017.
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Out today on ILR: IRON LUNG 1st LP reissue & LIFE DRAG s/t CS.

A quick update today. These are ready for consumption at the ILR STORE:ILR STORE

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IRON LUNG - Life. Iron Lung. Death. [remastered] LP w/download (LUNGS-069)

"I may have a million ways of saying brutal, but "Life. Iron Lung. Death." has left me damn near speechless. Anyone who reads this zine ( with any frequency knows that I live for IRON LUNG. In fact, I have been known to mark time by using IRON LUNG releases as reference points. Some of you may have thought me a bit daft. Some of you may have thought I "overdid" it in my praise of the band. Well, HA HA HA! Once you listen to this album, you'll see that I was RIGHT and you were WRONG! There simply aren't enough words of praise in the English language for me to adequately sing the praises of this album. Jon and Jensen have outdone themselves. Literally. Some of the moments on this are the fastest IRON LUNG have ever tackled and others are the most sludge filled. So many extreme bands seem to reach a cruising speed early in their careers and then just ride it out. IRON LUNG, by contrast, keeps pushing harder and faster each year. The band takes the momentum of the split LP with LANA DAGALES (the band's finest work until now) and cranks everything up one more notch. If you are one of the unlucky ones who have not yet learned to breathe with an IRON LUNG, then this is the perfect album to start with." -Jeb Branin 2004
 Lovingly remastered and recut, housed in a high test tip-on sleeve. A classic finally available again in the proper form. 400 on black, 100 on green.

LIFE DRAG - Life Drag CS w/download (LUNGS-078)

  "We have for you today a cassette offer of the new Industrial Strength American Noise band LIFE DRAG. Half dirge, half dub. Minneapolis. The New Brighton Hill Bombing Crew. Wet fucks and loose trucks. The new thing in heaven. Subterranean synapse break. Walk all night. Sleep when you're dead. Thug tunes.'
  'Package includes bass, bass, synth, synth, drum machine, guitar, laundry chute and vox. Always one take, always how it needs to be. Upon physical evidence of sound we will pollute the ears of the midwest and beyond."
-97.4% The Horse's Mouth

freshly repressed:
S.H.I.T. - Collective Unconsciousness 7” w/download (LUNGS-047)

at the plant:
RAKTA - III LP w/download (LUNGS-086)
WOUND MAN - Rolled 7” w/download (LUNGS-082)
DIÄT - Positive Energy LP w/download (LUNGS-070)
GAG - America's Greatest Hits LP w/download (LUNGS-075)
WARTHOG - Prison 7” w/download (LUNGS-051)

Thanks, Love you. Jensen

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

DREAMDECAY has a store

where you can get all the nice things directly from them. Shirts, art and records now and more to come in the future. Check it out.  HERE
...and a video from a couple months ago, F.R.A.N.K.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

RAKTA in SP a couple nights ago.

Did you know that we are doing the next RAKTA LP? It's true. We are tightening screws as hard as we can to have it ready for their US/Japan tour in early July.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SCUMRAID California tour.

To say this is truly a West Coast tour would be false. Californians take note and go wild when these noise masters play near you. They will have a new tour tape with them that fucking rips. You should get it if you can. If you can't, we will do our best to get some.  Also the SCUMRAID LP is recorded but they will not have that with them because it isn't even finished being mixed yet. We hope to have that out later this year.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

BEHAVIOR in Los Angeles 3.24.16

This band rules. If you haven't seen them yet, they will be doing a full US tour this spring. Go skate with them or feed them the finest vegan foods. Either way they will be stoked to have you. Dates to follow shortly. 
Valdes at it again...

Monday, March 28, 2016

DREAMDECAY playing in Fullerton 3.25.16

Hi quality video by Michel Valdes. What an eye.

Dreamdecay from Michel Valdes on Vimeo.
This show is the day after their van got broken into and all their money stolen along with Jason's clothes (hence the Snoopy thrift store shirt, a real sex getter). They made it back and killed it at every show. We love this band.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Some new things on the way.

Here's a lick of each.
LIFE DRAG - s/t CS. Basement weirdo industrial thug music by Mutant Video folks. Out in April.

WOUND MAN - Rolled 7". Ripping depression-violence tinged hardcore from Breathing Fire/Mind Eraser people.  Out in June?

DREAMDECAY - untitled 2nd LP. A more pop infused Kraut dirge Seattle sound for the classic modern age. No space, no time, no era, just genius. Out later this year.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

DREAMDECAY tour things and Cassingle

In addition to updated tour dates (below), DREAMDECAY have self released a Cassingle called F.R.A.N.K. some of which will be available in our store of goods later this week.

This song (mixed differently) will also appear on the upcoming DD 2nd LP out later this year on ILR.
Please enjoy things when they are there for you to enjoy.

March 18th................Seattle (@ Office Space) w/ Casual Hex, Nail Polish, Smiling, Acrylics

March 19th.................Vancouver BC (@ Fingers Crossed Studios) w/ Other Jesus, Crumb. 

March 20th.................Olympia (@ Le Voyeur) w/ Gag, Naomi Punk, Mozart, Violence Creeps

March 21st..................Reno (@ Holland) w/ City Wolves, Okay Urge

March 22nd................San Jose (@the murder house) w/ Leer, Busted Outlook, Breathing Patterns

March 23rd................Oakland (@ 1234 go! Records) w/ The Same, Night Shapes

March 24th.................LA (@ E. 7th) w/ Behavior, P 22

March 25th................Anaheim (@ Paradise Records) w/ Behavior, Fugue

March 26th.................San Francisco (@ Thee Parkslide) w/ Wild Moth Las Piñas, Daisy World, *Chasms DJ Set*
March 27th.................Portland (@ Black Water) w/ Private Room, Panzer Beat

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Out today on ILR: PRIVATE ROOM 7" and tour dates

This is out today. We are hitting the road for a few shows starting today too so anything ordered won't ship until March 1st.

PRIVATE ROOM - Life Com 7" w/download (LUNGS-076)
 The first release for PRIVATE ROOM. It's the new WALLS band. Better songs, worse attitude. Strong. A 2 song single to hold you until the LP drops later this year.
 The second 7" in the new series strictly limited to 300 copies ever. Black vinyl, stamped sleeve and labels.

February 2016:
Wed 24 Seattle - Black Lodge w/ Nasti & Moist
Fri 26 Oakland - 1234 Go Records w/ Pig Heart Transplant, No Statik & Exhaaust
Sat 27 Los Angeles - E. 7th St. Warehouse w/ Doses, Laughing Gas & Purity
Sun 28 San Francisco - Thrillhouse Records w/ Sterile Mind, Rhizome & Life Stinks.
Mon 29 Portland - The Know (21+) w/ Rabbits, Stress Position

Mailorder is here ILR STORE

Thank you.

GAG - "Pretty Boy" video and tour dates

Gag are on tour! Go see them:
February 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Heaven’s Gate
February 26, 27, 28 – Houston, TX @ Badass Weekend
February 29 – McAllen, TX @ TBA
March 1 – Monterrey
March 2 – Zacatecas
March 3 – San Luis Potosí
March 4 – Mexico City
March 5 – Guadalajara
March 6 – Colima
Mar 8 – Austin, TX @ TBA
March 9 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
March 10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Everything is Not Ok
March 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Master’s Chambers
March 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ East 7th
March 15 – Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center
March 18 – Eugene, OR @ 991 W 3rd Ave
March 19 – Portland, OR @ Bloodshed

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

DIÄT tours in UK/EU soon

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18/03/16 - Diät @ Friese, Bremen DE

19/03/16 - Sick Thoughts, Diät @ Trinkhalle, Rheine DE

20/03/16 - Diät @ Roodkapje, Rotterdam NL

21/03/16 - Diät, Sealings, Negative Space, Es @ The Cowley Club, Brighton UK

22/03/16 - Diät, Rainbow Grave @ Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK

23/03/16 - Diät, Anxiety, New Values @ Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow UK

24/03/16 - Diät, Chain of Flowers, Disjoy @ The Buffalo Bar, Cardiff UK

25/03/16 - Diät, Good Throb, Chain of Flowers, Retrofuture, Sarcasm @ DIY Space for London, London UK

26/03/16 - Eagulls, Diät, Sievehead, Chain of Flowers, Temple of Coke, 99 Watts @ Broom Hall Centre, Sheffield UK

27/03/16 - Diät, Imaginary Dictionary, Partisan @ JC Den Eglantier Berchem, Antwerp BE

30/03/16 - Diät, Sick Horse, Fotzen Power Germany @ Tommy Haus, Berlin DE

Friday, February 12, 2016

Out on ILR today: J. GALLEGO - Wash OST LP

J. GALLEGO - Wash OST LP w/download (LUNGS-065)
  This minimal synth driven soundtrack effectively captures what it's like to wander the desert at night. It's full of chance meetings and mystical events that can only be believed by experiencing them personally. A haunting midnight road trip through the imaginary cinemascape of Wash, a motion picture spectacle by J. Gallego. You may know that name because he is the main force behind DREAMDECAY whose album we released last year (and is available again now). Don't be afraid to think of Mica Levy (Under The Skin) or Rob (Maniac [2012]) or even Susan Justin's Forbidden World when you hear Wash.
  "Man, this is really cool! Right up my alley. I kind of feel like I want to listen to this when I go camping next weekend, but at the same time I feel like it's way too freaky for that. When track 4 kicked in the dog got real spooked and tried to lick the speaker and then stared it for several minutes." -J. Robinson
 Wash comes packaged in a custom diecut jacket with a full color inner sleeve inside. All on black vinyl. A one time pressing of 500 copies.

Also back is an orangy gold vinyl version of White Glove Test. What a month.
STORE (get your things at the)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PRIVATE ROOM tour dates


February 2016:
Wed 24 Seattle - Black Lodge w/ Nasti & Moist
Fri 26 Oakland - 1234 Go Records w/ Pig Heart Transplant, No Statik & Exhaaust
Sat 27 Los Angeles - E. 7th St. Warehouse w/ Doses & Purity
Sun 28 San Francisco - Thrillhouse Records w/ Sterile Mind, Rhizome & Life Stinks. 
Mon 29 Portland - The Know (21+) w/ Rabbits, Stress Position

We will have freshly stamped and limited copies of the Life Com 7" with us on the trip. It's real good.

Promo vid for a beats tape.

Our mainest dudes, Eons and Crumbs are making a split beats tape that we are releasing later this year. Then this video appeared.

Friday, January 22, 2016


It's a Friday fulla something. New somethings. Loud somethings. Dark somethings.

GAG - America's Greatest Hits LP w/download (LUNGS-075)
 Destined to be the most famous of all the bands. At least in their vision of the future that is. We like them. You like them. Why not? Go big or fuck off.
 Trippy violence and snake charms drenched in delay and fuel this wild, ugly, mid-tempo hardcore punk vehicle. All the way across the salt. For 180 days. Crew up and get down with America’s greatest.
 700 copies on black vinyl, 300 on something else, housed in a heavy duty sleeve adorned with Scott Young’s perfect artwork. Recorded by Nudity’s own Capt. Tripps in Olympia, WA.

BEHAVIOR - 375 Images of Angels LP w/download (LUNGS-074)
  John Cage related this anecdote: “One evening I was walking along Hollywood Boulevard, nothing much to do. I stopped and looked in the window of a stationary shop. A mechanized pen was suspended in space in such a way that, as a mechanized roll of paper passed by it, the pen went through the motions of the same penmanship exercises I had learned as a child in the third grade. Centrally placed in the window was an advertisement explaining the mechanical reasons for the perfection of the operation of the suspended mechanical pen. I was fascinated, for everything was going wrong. The pen was tearing the paper to shreds and splattering ink all over the window and on the advertisement, which, nevertheless, remained legible.”
  This little musing somehow rhymes with the spirit of BEHAVIOR’s '375 Images of Angels,' unique “musical” approach to punk. The very essence of punk is a contemptuous “fuck you” to convention anyway, or at least a troubled groping for new avenues of self creation. There is a simple beauty in deconstruction, in calculated naivety, in messes, in processes and in the plain night air of Los Angeles. '…Angels' dances like a dog shaking off a swim. '...Angels' is as deliberate as it is free. Don’t we all want this dichotomy in our lives? The drive to make our time our own and the permission to chase joy?

GAUCHO - Desplazados 7" w/download (LUNGS-072)
 The darkness and hate of living in the modern day is inescapable. People will always try to control you, force their ideologies on you and bind you with their ridiculous laws. Sooner or later you will get tired and hit back. And if true passion is there, you will succeed. It is hard not to hear the passion on this record. Gaucho delivers a Colombia-via-Canada raw hardcore pogo march to the death of tyrants far and wide. Members of S.H.I.T. give us a 5 song window into the struggle for a higher quality of life and we thank them for that.

and last but not least

WILKINSON/KORTLAND - One Scythe Fits All OST 7" w/download (LUNGS-073)
 The highest fidelity lo-fi synth driven soundtrack written and recorded by PIG HEART TRANSPLANT partners in crime, Greg Wilkinson and Jon Kortland. To say it's heavy and creepy is a no brainer. Are there slight moments of comic relief? Of course, it's a horror movie, duh. In true 80's slasher style there a small bits of dialogue between scintillating score tracks. Imagine listening to a mashup of Black Devil Doll From Hell (Chester N. Turner) and The Fog (John Carpenter) and you start to get an idea of the sounds happening here. Would you swim in a a pool where a dead body was found? We would, and we would listen to this while we were doing it.
 300 copies on red and black splatter vinyl housed in a beautiful full color pocket sleeve with merch insert. Art: Amy Browne. Photos: Karoline Collins. Directed: Dionne Stevens & Maya Messoriano.

DREAMDECAY tours the west March 2016

F. March 18th................Seattle (@ Office Space) w/ Casual Hex, Nail Polish, Smiling
S. March 19th................Vancouver BC
Sn. March 20th..............Olympia w/ Gag, Naomi Punk 
M. March 21st................Reno (@ Holland)
T. March 22nd ...............San Jose w/ Wild Moth
W. March 23rd...............Oakland (@ 1234 go! Records) w/ The Same, Night Shapes
Th. March 24th..............LA (E. 7th) w/ Behavior, P 22
F. March 25th................LA w/ Behavior
S. March 26th................SF w/ Wild Moth
Sn. March 27th..............Portland (@ Black Water) w/ Private Room

They will most likely have the N V N V N V LP repress with them and the new J. GALLEGO - Wash OST LP too. It's great.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Behavior tour dates UPDATED

1/25 - San Francisco, CA at the Hemlock Tavern w/ Scraper and Beast

1/27 - Olympia, WA at the New Moon Cafe w/ Private Room, Nasti, and Control Test

1/28 - Seattle, WA at the Vera Project w/ Vacant Life, Nudes, Vats, and Nasti

1/29 - Portland, OR at the Know w/ Dreamdecay, Public Eye, and Numbered

1/30 - Oakland, CA at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ No Babies, P22, and Baus

2/6 -   Los Angeles, CA (TBA) <--- div="">

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

GAG, a 7.7 hardcore journey through the glossy pages of the internet...

The homie Sam had THIS to say about our boys today. Thank you, Sam.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2015 Top Ten plus however many more because I can do whatever I want.

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The punks (and lesser types) never let me down when it comes to genre busting and general freekiness. There have been so many big things this year. Thankfully, a pigeon hole is not one of them. Life moves quick and changes even quicker so you have to pick your battles more carefully than ever. I suppose you could stumble through and be fine but the quality that comes with living that way is absurd and lacking. I choose the fringe. I choose passion. Even more, I choose the records that the passionate fringe produces.

Records are crazy expensive to make and to buy now but there is something magical about having that tangible artifact from your personal journey. Records rule okay? Buy them. But buy the good ones, the real ones, not those insipid Record Store Day reissues or major label avarice platters. Besides, with streaming and downloading being so easy, we don’t have spend all our dough building a huge vinyl collection just to hear our favorite tunes on a repeat basis.

Gathering new music these days can be like listening to that mystery mixtape the weird stranger kid leaves at the record shop randomly offering his accumulated tastes on anyone willing enough to listen. Hearing MARTIN DENNY’s ‘Misirlou’ next to JAMES GANG following JANKY and PATRICK FITZGERALD is not that uncommon any more. I fucking love that. I mean, it does take some curating but still the diversity these days is invigorating to say the least.

For me, music has always been about the energy and the vibe. Here is what got me this year:

L.O.T.I.O.N. - Digital Control And Man’s Obsolescence LP (Toxic State)
CONEHEADS - 14-Year Old High School PC-Fascist Hype Lords Rip Off Devo For The Sake Of Extorting $$$ From Helpless Impressionable Midwestern Internet Peoplepunks LP (International Players Club)
MAN IS THE BASTARD - The Lost M.I.T.B. Sessions LP (Deep Six)
DAWN OF HUMANS - Slurping At The Cosmos Spine LP (Toxic State)
MINNEAPOLIS URANIUM CLUB - Human Exploration LP (Fashionable Idiots)
ABYSS - Heretical Anatomy LP (20 Buck Spin)
SLEAFORD MODS - Key Markets LP (Harbinger Sound)
WARHEAD - s/t LP (540)
PRURIENT - Frozen Niagara Falls 3xLP (Profound Lore)
DESTRUCTION UNIT - Negative Feedback Resistor LP (Sacred Bones)
SPRAY PAINT - Punters On A Barge LP (Homeless)
NO TOLERANCE - You Walk Alone LP (Painkiller)
NO FORM - s/t LP (Reagent/Muscle Horse)
JUNKIE XL - Mad Max: Fury Road OST 2xLP (Mondo)
PROTOMARTYR - The Agent Intellect LP (Hardly Art)

FRAU - Mira 7” (Frau)
PUBLIC ASSAULT - No Way Out 7” (Foreign Legion)
MYSTIC INANE - Ode To Joy 7” (Negative Jazz) & Eggs Onna Plate 7” (Lumpy)
RAKTA EM TRANSE - s/t 7” (Nada Nada/Dama Da Noite)
IVY - A Cat’s Clause, No Dog’s Problem 7” (Katorga Works)
G.L.O.S.S. - Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit 7” (Total Negativity/Nervous Nelly)
GIBBOUS - Mortal Crust 7” (Lumpy)
C.C.T.V. - C.C.T.V. 7” (Lumpy)
AJAX - Priced 7” (Beach Impediment)
CONCEALED BLADE - Demo 2015 7" (Beach Impediment)
GAS CHAMBER - Stained Hand 7” (SPHC)
ANXIETY HAMMER - What Stands Between Us 7” (Curtain Fire)

COLLIN STRANGE - Recorded Live 10/31/14 CS (Existential Nihilism)
NASTI - Ex Static CS (Perennial)
LOCK - Demo 2015 CS (Lock)
LATISHA’S SKULL DRAWING - s/t CS (Cult Maternal)

Enjoy your year, it might be your last.   ❤ Jensen