No Talk "Confusion/Outside World" 7" 45
New single by these Houston,Texas natives who pay homage to dirty and harsh punk from the early 80's! This is their 4th single,with each one being just as solid as all the others. Beau vocals really compliment the almost oi-ish punk. Great stuff...think the Dicks! This pressing is pretty much sold out as only 150 were made on clear wax but there is a European version available too!
Going Underground Records,USA
1822 G St.,Bakersfield,CA,93301
Broken Needle s/t 7" ep
Broken Needle have been around for a while now(almost 7-8 years!)but this is only their 2nd release. This follow up to the Lengua Armada Records 12" contains 5 tracks well structered hardcore that is very remanescent to Uniform Choice,Unity,and Insted..but be sure that Broken Needle is NOT a straight edge band. Standouts are "Bring Out Your Dead" which deals with victims of war and "Trash This Place" which addresses venues that get fucked up by punks(i think we all have feelings about this topic). This version is the record release version of 89 copies with silkscreened and hand numbered copies.
Hunx and His Punx "Teardrops on My Telephone" 7" and "Don't Cha Want Me Back?" 7" 45
Absolutely infectious punk from this San Francisco queer pop masters! "Teardrops..." is a great title track and "I Won't Get Under You" is an amazing rager! The "Don't Cha.." 45 has 2 tracks that are just as great as all their singles. Unfortunately Hunx has become somewhat of a collector band and even though all their vinyl is pretty new(less than 2 years)all 5 singles are completely sold out!!! Check record stores and distros and hopefuly you'll get lucky.
True Panther Sounds Records,USA
Sabbat "Finnish Demonsluaght" 7"
2 tracks from this long running Japanese metal act. This was pressed to coincide with their Euro/Finland tour. The first track,"Musta Tuli",is a great metal classic sung in Finnish and the b-side is "Mions Hill" is pretty much the same track sung in Japanese. These guysa are just plain amazing and very prolicfic with pretty much a new rlelease every month for the last 8 years!!! Limited to 1000 copies but only 924 copies were pre sold or or are label copies and band copies. The remaining copies were burned. Check out the label site for photo's. Good luck finding one.
Metal Warning Records,Finland
C.O.P. "Dedicated Cop" 7" ep
8 tracks on this new ep from these Southern Cali tharshers! In my opinion it's better than the first ep. These 8 songs blaze through with a Poison Idea,Neon Christ,Mecht Mensch,DRI("Dealing With It" era)speed and unrelenting ferocity. The standout is the track "Permanent Hate"(2nd track on the b side). I would have loved to know what Josh was singing but after looking at the lyric sheet I kinda like the one that comes with the record. Another winner from...
Flat Back Records,USA
6191 Santa Catalina
Garden Grove,Ca 92845