ÜBER - Segon Senzill 7" (Sell Your Souls Rec.) 5,00 EUR
Second seven inch featuring 5 new songs of killer and retarded punk with a raw recording. If you are into NECROS or DEAN DIRG you will definitevely enjoy this gemm!!!
UFUX - III 7" (Goodbye Boozy Rec.) 6,00 EUR
Christopher Ilth's new band!!! ex Functional Blackouts, Daily Void, "UFUX is the kind of band that scatters the squares. They are abrasive, brutal, repetitive, obnoxious and ugly in the most beautiful way possible. Party music for fans of twisted humor" -Rob Karlic
covers art by Ilth!!! (limited to 250) The 7" will be issued with three different covers:
1 cover art 83 copies Black and White
2 cover art 83 copies Black and White
3 cover art 83 copies Black and White
UFUX - Trash Walk 7" (Jethrow Rec.) 7,75 EUR
New band from New Orleans. check here:
UGLY STICK - Same Tape (Telephone Explosion Rec.) 6,75 Euro
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!! Distant, distorted and pissed. 4 songs from these seven-foot-plus bashers, seriously the tallest fucking band around Toronto!!! Like DEMONS CLAWS meet CHEATER SLICKS. KILLER!!! The P.Trash HQ need more stuff from this fuckheads!!! Limd. 100
ULTIMATE BLOWUP / KALI Split 7" (Spastic Fantastic Rec.) 4,50 EUR
Raging fastcore from two parts of the world, that couldn't be more far away from each other. ULTIMATE BLOWUP from turkey with 8 tracks of maniac powerviolence with a similar stereo voice work to SPAZZ and kinda earsmashing soundwall, we all love INFEST for. KALI from canada with a similar style, super fast thrashcore smashers with a completely mad singer. Thrash to the max, play fast, die slow!
ULTIMO RESORTE - La Larga Sombra Del Punk LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Rec.) 11,50 EUR
ULTIMO RESORTE were the bridge between the very first Spanish Punk Generation and the first Spanish Hardcore Wave. During their 5 years of existence (1979-1984) they only managed to record a demo, and two impossible to find records. A self-titled 7 track 7" EP and "Una Causa Sin Fondo" a 5 track 12". "La Larga Sombra Del Punk" compiles both those records plus a 16 pages 11"x11" booklet with a long interview with the band and tons of pictures and fanzine clippings.
Musically they lay in between the most aggressive parts of VICE SQUAD, DISCHARGE, ELECTRIC DEADS or even SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES. Fronted by Silvia Resorte her voice became their trademark always backed by an urgent band trying to figure out what hardcore was about and a synth player that created a cold atmosphere over most of their songs. This seminal band hailed from Barcelona and you can tell with the desperate feeling their songs have. Their lyrics have that teenage angst feel that only bands from the early 80's managed to write. Together with RIP, KANGRENA, ANTI-DOGMATIKSS, VULPESS, DESECHABLES or LARSEN this band helped putting Spain in the international punk map back in the day.
ULTRA BULLITT - You Can't Be Serious LP + Bonus CD (Beast Rec.) 11,90 EUR
This deluxe gatefold sleeve vinyl edition comes with an included CD. ULTRA BULLITT, it's a real "Boomy" mix: a part of HIVES, one once of KINKS, one dose of STOOGES, and don't forget a little bit of Fred "Sonic" Smith to make it a bit more "spicy"! Shake it hard to be shaked! A lovely cocktail to make the girls dance, and make the boys raise the fist! Vintage valves amps, thundering drums, BIG sound is right here! A screaming voice, a dense rythm section, helped by a fat warm Les Paul : all the "Garage Rock" flavour which would't forget melodies and hypnotic riffs.
ULTRATHIN - Endless Summer II C7 Tape (Campaign for Infinity Rec.) 7,50 EUR
Spacemen 3 + Les Rallizes Denudes + Negative Approach.
ULTRA VIOLENCE RAY - Debut 7" (Stink Town Rec.) black wax 4,75 Euro
Another band that proves that Canadian hardcore can stand proud amongst the different DIY scenes found worldwide. Following in the footsteps of their brothers: VICIOUS CYCLE, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, CAREER SUICIDE!!!
UNDEAD - Never Say Die LP (Rebel Rec. 86`) 20 Euro
UNDER AL KRITIK – Same LP (Bad Hair Life Rec.) 12,90 EUR
Europe distributed by P.Trash Records!!!
Released by our brother in crime Larry from Houston. He also co-released the SECRET PROSTITUTES - Mati Di Moskow 7" with P.Trash. So do not miss the start of this fresh Texas label!!!
This is the first long player for this Danish hardcore punk band from Odense. A throwback sound from Reagan’s second term can be heard in the 17 tracks that bring back memories of Iran-Contra, an A-10 blasting a tank, MX missiles, and a still-standing Berlin Wall. Riffs and short solos recall the sound of hardcore bands that had heard Bonded By Blood and Kill Em All and liked them. UAK could be likened to crossover because of their combination of hardcore punk with thrash, but this band is punk before metal. They lack the goofy humor and flip-bill-ball-cap style of mall rat crossover that evolved into rap-metal breeding. Picture them playing with Fearless Iranians, Septic Death, Christ on Parade, or most obviously, D.R.I. UAK would have fit perfectly into the time and this LP could pass as a genuine release from the end of the arms race. (Bad Hair Life LN-003) 2-sided inserts and poly-lined sleeves for vinyl included.
UNDER PRESSURE - Black Bile LP (Fashionable Idiots Rec.) 11,90 Euro
This is their debut with a five piece lineup and they build upon the sound they have established themselves with mixing equal parts FUCKED UP, POISON IDEA, and a touch of THE WIPERS. Heavy driving riffage not for the weak! They just left for a month long trek across the US.
UNITED SUPER VILLAINS - Choke Slammed Back To Life LP (Deranged Rec.) 7,90 EUR
Limd. time special price offer, 1st comes 1st!
Another fast thrashing hardcore record from Wisconsin's U.S.V.; you might remember the thrasher they did on Havoc Records. The music is fast and furious but all the weird movie sound bites add a sense of comedy to the approach, but the U.S.V. lyrical content is quite good (even a song telling people to read the god damn lyric sheets!). This is a good record, and I would say anyone that likes D.S.13 or Code 13 is going to like this as well (not that U.S.V. sounds like either of these bands, but the same people that dig those bands will dig U.S.V.). Thrash on!
UNRELEASABLES - Crewe Boys 7" (Bat Shit Rec.) limd. 100 on black/white mixed vinyl with alternate artwork. 8,75 EUR
UNRELEASABLES - Crewe Boys 7" (Bat Shit Rec.) limd. 200 on black vinyl with regular artwork. 6,75 EUR
The second 7" EP outta London by THE UNRELEASABLES. Their debut record on P.Trash Rec. brought the shit eating grin back to snot rocket pop-punk. An electric shock treatment that the genre desperately needed. This slab of wax contains five killers that sound like they could have been recorded in someone's leaky basement around 1980. Think somewhere between the first two classic Queers 7"s and you've got the right idea.
THE UNRELEASABLES - Six Songs For Sick Minds 7" (P.Trash 69)
Limd. 470 black wax, cartoon-artwork sleeve, painted by Eric Baconstrip (PLAYMOBILS / ULCERS / KING SALAMI) 5,00 Euro
Daz, Mel, Betty and Robin met while being stuffed inside a trashcan by the school bullies and decided to become punk rockers and start a band in order to turn the prom night into a bloody nightmare.
These six songs about killing oneself, killing others, getting tattoed or watching Daddy stuffing his face with junk can perfectly be filed between the NOBODYS' ''Politically incorrect'' 7'', early ANGRY SAMOANS and QUEERS, LOLI & THE CHONES and the MIGHTY CEASARS.
Primitive, fast and raw, just the way you like it! And if you ever wanted to have a list of Pop-Punk bands underlayed with dirty punkrock, you get it here first. Don't be arsed, these Brits are punk, punker, the punkest!
UNSANE - Wreck LP (Alternative Tentacles Rec.) 14,90 EUR
Street Date: March 20th, 2012! -- New York City noise-rock gods Unsane return with a vengeance on their long-awaited seventh album. Recorded by the band and producer Andrew Schneider at Brooklyn’s Translator Audio (Shrinebuilder, Keelhaul, etc.), Wreck is an unfettered burst of pent-up emotions and frustrations channeled into song—an unflinching glance into a type of life others probably should not lead. From the shock and awe of lead track “Rat” and the stunningly damaged “Decay,” to the doom and gloom of the heavy-handed “No Chance” and the transcendental brainwork of “Stuck,” Wreck is darkly abrasive and poetic music delivered with a fearsome intensity. A punishing yet ultimately tuneful album, realistic in subject matter and as engaging as it is abrasive, the album showcases Unsane at their legendary best. Chris Spencer’s vocals and lyrics positively ache with fear and loathing (resembling the sound of a man trapped in the New York Subway system) while his searing Telecaster howl and pulverizing chords wreak havoc over Vincent Signorelli’s thundering drums and Dave Curran’s muscular, thick-as-lava bass lines. Unsane celebrates its 20th anniversary by delivering the darkest and most personal record of their celebrated career; Wreck is the band’s defining moment.
UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS - If That's Love 7" (Tic Tac Totally Rec.) 6,50 EUR
Europe distributed by P.Trash Records!!!
Debut 45 is pregnant with 4 songs from The Unwed Teenage Mothers, who share members of Lover! and Bass Drum of Death. Who is the father?! This record bounces between a nice 'n sweetened-up "hollow-guitar" sounding Ramonesy pop (a-la-First Base) and the supercharged Marked Men-level jolts of....uh, the Marked Men? Yes. But strip off the serious face, you! None of that here. Go leniant on some slop (it all gets chewed up in your mouth anyways). And get to talking about such scholarly topics as the "TEENAGE BRAIN". You are now entering the world of The Unwed Teenage Mothers. What makes these guys resonate is the knack for hitting on some genius-grade stupidity while also slipping you some "relationship blues" while yer bobbing along. Certainly not revolutionary, but what is you ass-brain?! And it's great! Power-pop-punk-gumball-gummy-gunk in a quickly shifting lil poppy hurry-up offense. Shifting from sheer fun to depressingly simple & effective lyrics (check out "If That's Love" and "Stick Around" for ditties of such magnitude and longitude and latitudinal lines.
UNWELCOME GUESTS - Wavering LP (Dirt Cult Rec.) 15,50 EUR
Europe distributed by P.Trash Records!!!
Mixing the raw energy and heartfelt lyrics in the vein of Husker Du and catchy vocal melodies that are akin to those found on a Springsteen album, The Unwelcome Guests rock through songs leaving the listeners begging for more and the songs are sung with heartfelt conviction. From the poppy drunken sing-along style, to the slow heartbreak songs, to the country tinged mid-paced rockers
UP FOR NOTHING - In Trance 7" (It's Alive Rec.) 5,75 EUR
Brooklyn's Up For Nothing have been around for 10 years, but from their style and sound you might think it was closer to 20. They play it fast, melodiic, anthemic and overflowing with positivity much like the bands coming out of New York back then. But their passion and energy keep it fresh and focused on what's going on today not just in the greater New York area, but far beyond as well. Mixing the best of NY past and underground pop punk present, Up For Nothing come up with some of the catchiest and instantly memorable hooks of any band playing today. Singing along with the choruses on your first listen is a huge testament to the power of a band's hook. Up For Nothing will succeed in doing just that. In Trance was recorded by Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls), produced by Ernie Parada (Token Entry, Black Train Jack, Grey Area) and mastered by Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL). I don't usually make a point of listing non-band credits when introducing a new record, but with guys like these with such incredible credentials behind them, I can't resist.
UPTOWN BONES - Locust 7" (no sleeve) 4,00 Euro
UPTOWN BONES/ Satans Confusing Realm 7" (Compulsiv Rec.) 4,00 Euro
UPTOWN BUMS, THE - Same 7" (Shake Your Ass Rec.) 5,50 EUR
Another fine debut on Shake Your Ass records, baby! The Uptown Bums are five young lads from Denton/Arlington, TX, and they come with a fistful of kickin' ass garage pop that will blow your mind away and make your heartbeat crazy. Stay tuned!
URANIUM COMEBACK - Same 10" (Short-Circuit Trash 04)
Limd. 478 Regular Edit. 11,75 Euro
Limd. 100 "P.Trash Club" Edit. have deluxe silk-screened covers, purple / white / copper print! For P.Trash Club-members only! 14,90 Euro
Money was handed over and our man is back in the subterranean P. Trash HQ with uranium in sufficient concentration to maintain a sustained nuclear Punkrock chain reaction. The catchy isotopes in the 8 songs will generate the heat in every Power-Pop reactor.
URANIUM COMEBACK from Ottawa/Canada was elaborated by scientifico numero uno STEVE ADAMYK and members of the MOTHER'S CHILDREN, SEDATIVES and WHITE WIRES laboratories exclusively. The fissile material is comprised of a good dose of the faster and poppy STEVE ADAMYK BAND sound ''Out of time'', ''Walking'', ''Wanted to tell'', accumulated with killer WIPERS guitar lines ''Dance the ground'', DEVO-ish staccato beat ''Minds'' and a grittier '77 Punk edge on ''Frightening'' and ''Burning eyes''. Together with a version of the POINTED STICKS' ''What do you want me to do'', this is highly stereoactive material with an endless half-life, fortunately fallen into the right hands of P. Trash.
URBAN BLIGHT - Total War 7" (Static Shock Rec.) 5,00 EUR
Following on from last years 'More Reality' 12" ep on Slasher Records, Toronto's Urban Blight are back with five new tracks of blown out hardcore punk. These new tracks, while still mining the Abused / SSD sound, also bring forth the Discharge and The Insane influence even more. This is hardcore as it's meant to be. The 7" comes housed in a 6 panel poster sleeve, to go up next to all of the Crass and UK82 ones on your wall.
URBAN BLIGHT - s/t 7" (Deranged Rec.) 5 Euro
Toronto's Urban Blight blend big breakdown Hardcore with fast pissed off Hardcore. This is as simple as it is effective. Three tracks of stomp and mosh. Good, tough, early 80's-inspired Hardcore like LAST RIGHTS.
URBAN JUNIOR - Très Chic 7" (Squoodge Rec.) 5,90 EUR
Review follow soon!
URGES - Psych Ward LP (Screaming Apple Rec.) 10,90 Euro
Born out of suburban frustration The Urges started out in a damp Dublin garage in late 2004. With little or no musical knowledge they set out to write nothing but raw stripped down rock 'n' roll. Since then they have enjoyed the success of their debut single '(Around &) Around Again' which topped the Irish charts in the summer of 2005 and have played along side many big named bands such as The Zutons, The La's, Wild Billy Childish, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, The Buzzcocks, Babyshambles, Kulashaker and just about every major garage band since the 60's (The Electric Prunes, The Remains, The Cynics, The Pretty Things). They have been included on a number of compilations with the likes of The Hives, 5678's, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Chesterfield Kings & have spent the last year playing festivals throughout Europe including Oxygen (David Bowie, The Strokes, P.J. Harvey, The Kings of Leon) and the notorious Primitive Festival in Rotterdam, Holland (Von Bondies, The Mighty Ceasars, The Chesterfield Kings) The Urges sound can be traced as far back as the mid 60's where primal fuzztone and psychedelic organ kicked of real rock 'n' roll - all the way up to the present day where indie garage rock could not be a more domineering musical force. When it comes to live shows The Urges don't resort to filling a set with pagiarized riffs & shoe gazing, their performances are both primal & chaotic emanating a threat of violence which makes the men stand back & makes the girls step forward! The Urges effortlessly drift in and out of different timings & melodies but constantly maintain an authentic yet primitive sound which always leaves the crowd crying for more. Having spent the last two years honing their sound The Urges have managed to capture this on their debut album. A new generation of teenage psych-punk bands is hitting the scene these days and the leaders of this movement are without any doubt the amazing Urges, which 'Psych ward' proves impressively. They can be best described as the missing link between those old titans of the 60's, such as the Music Machine, the Seeds and the Electric Prunes and the 'Paisley Underground' of the 80's with bands like the Morlocks, Fuzztones and Miracle Workers. In fuzz we trust!!! The vinyl comes in a lim. edition of 700 Copies
URINALS - Negative Capability DoLP (In The Red Rec.) 24,90 EUR
In The Red is proud to announce this double-vinyl release of The Urinals’ Negative Capability, originally released by Amphetamine Reptile on CD in 1996. Before changing their name to the less restricting 100 Flowers and becoming one of the most respected underground post-punk-pop acts in the US, Los Angeles’s seminal trio released eleven songs during their 1977-1980 tenure—ten on their three 7-inch singles and one more on a 7-inch compilation, all on their own Happy Squid label (they were about the only Los Angeles band to do that back then). This retrospective triples their output to 31 songs!
Want to hear America’s Wire, only twice as primitive (if that’s possible), with one quarter the sound quality? Even when they are covering the Soft Machine’s “Why Are We Sleeping?” they sound like a three-step primer on minimalism, in scratchy, fast, burping, nutso punk with clipped vocals. You can see why the Minutemen covered “Ack Ack Ack Ack,” but it’s the real solid, melodic stuff—such as the Last-inspired harmonies of the great A-sides “Black Hole” and “Sex,” and “Scholastic Aptitude,” and the instrumental “Surfing With the Shah” (which foreshadows the coming of 100 Flowers and later offshoot Trotsky Icepick)—that makes so many Angelinos remember this goofy but great trio so fondly. Negative Capability has an unrelenting, authoritative intelligence and sense of humor. —Jack Rabid
URINALS - Another 7" (Superior Viaduct Rec.) 8,75 EUR
Originally released in 1979 on the band’s own Happy Squid Records, The Urinals’ second 7-inch picks up where their first left off. Bookended by the slow-building pressure of “Black Hole” (covered by The Gun Club and Grass Widow, among others) and rapid-fire surge of “Ack Ack Ack Ack” (famously covered by the Minutemen), Another EP shows what happens when dynamic songwriting meets condensed attitude. Essential recordings that are best appreciated in small doses, repeated over and over and over.
URINALS - Same 7" (Superior Viaduct Rec.) 8,75 EUR
Hailing from the late-’70s underground of Los Angeles, The Urinals were often called “the American Wire” for their graceful tension, wild energy and trademark brevity. Recorded with a sole microphone and guitar / bass running through a single amplifier, their debut 1978 EP defies its limitations while defining The Urinals’ unique aesthetic. “Dead Flowers,” “Hologram” and “Last Days of Man on Earth” are not simply classic songs, they are venerable punk haiku—raw and unrestrained.
USE – Chien D'La Casse LP (Born Bad Rec.) 15,90 EUR
I listened to this one today based solely on the cover art – a bunch of dogs and a drum kit in front of a VW Transporter with some weird Neil Young-looking dude laying on the roof. I can’t tell if the drums are analog or electronic, but they sound pretty good (I get the impression that they are at least partially live drums). The synths and whatever else are in use all sound pretty rich, from lo-fi throwback sounds to futuristically hard saw-tooth waves. Parts of it remind me a bit of Add N to X’s Avant Hard, but I’m not enough of a student of the genre to say what else is going on. The Bandcamp write-up suggests that this is the sound of the new French garage movement, but maybe Me and the French have a different definition of the term Garage.
USELESS EATERS - Desperate Living 7" (Slovenly Rec.) 5,90 EUR
After four full lengths and at least two bucket fulls of singles, Slovenly has finally been graced with a 7" EP from San Francisco's most petulant purveyors of punk rock, USELESS EATERS. Hand picked by Jay Reatard as the opening band on his last ever tour, Useless Eaters careen back on the scene with "Desperate Living" on the A side. It's as good a song as band leader SETH SUTTON has ever done, and he's done a ton of them. "Dungeon" and "I Think She Wants To Find Out " are on the flip and possibly even crazier. Ping-pong stereo KBD / '77 riffs bounce about and have never sounded as now as NOW. These three snotty blasts of weirdo pogo bring the attack with droning Buzzcocks licks and tribal, ritualistic beats. A raging session for their Slovenly debut!
USELESS EATERS - Space City 7" (Nashville's Dead Rec.) 6,90 EUR
Weird post-punk sound like JOY DIVISION to KBD fucking punk sound aka LEWD, URINALS or BOBBY SOXX. USELESS EATERS have a new full length from Tic Tac Totally. It’s a compilation LP of the band’s singles, but this single is not be featured on that album. 300 on black vinyl.
USELESS EATERS - Linear Movement 7" (Goodbye Boozy Rec.) 6,00 EUR
Side A : Linear Movement Recorded In Brunswik East , Australia By Jack Petty And Seth Sutton November 2012. Seth - Guitar/Vocals, Jack - Bass , Elias - Drums.
Side B : Bloody Ripper, Recorded In Okland , USA By Seth Sutton June 2013 All Instruments By Seth Sutton
!!!Punk/Lo-Fi/K.B.D./Wave!!! (limited to 250) The 7" will be issued with two different covers:
Black and white - 125 copies
Red and black - 125 copies
USELESS EATERS - New Program 7" (Anti Fade Rec.) 9,50 EUR
USELESS EATERS return with a new 7-inch on Australia’s Anti-Fade. You get the cut “New Program,” backed with “Expensive Taste” and “Smoke Alarm.” Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies. Australian import.
USELESS EATERS - Addicted To The Blade 7" (Tic Tac Totally Rec.) 6,25 EUR
The last two USELESS EATERS LPs have flirted strongly with first-wave UK punk and new wave. No matter how trashy or raw the punk bits get, they are often book-ended by strong melodic riffage that allude to both the capabilities of their songsmith and a desire to expand. The band’s new single seems to completely unveil those hidden shapes that SETH’s writing has been poking at throughout the entirety of Daily Commute and C'est Bon. The elastic guitar flourishes and melodic hooks are out in full force, along with a maturing sense editorial restraint. Both tunes use either substantial amounts of breathing room (”Addicted To the Blade”) or outright killer, spastic riffing (”Starvation Blues #2”) to this end. It's basically aggressively melodic material with clued-in, UK DIY punk tendencies that's basically being sculpted into clean, modern, minimal statements. Something that would've fit onto a radio program 25 years ago between Wire’s "On Returning" and Np Trend's "Teen Love." It's a good mixture. The seed is healthy. If it finds fertile ground, this should be a turning point for Useless Eaters toward a more matured yet energized and powerful signature. Released as a tour single for upcoming tour with Ty Segall and White Fence.
USELESS EATERS - C'est Bon! LP (Southpaw Rec.) 16,90 EUR
Europe distributed by P.Trash Records!!!
SETH SUTTON clearly made a name for himself in 2011 releasing two critically acclaimed LP’s (P.Trash & Tic Tac Totally Rec.) and a singles compilation LP featuring sold out 7”s from Goner, Goodbye Boozy, and Jay Reatard’s Shattered label to name a few. Seth has created a brand a punk that is hook heavy, angry, and sleazy all at the same time that keeps us wanting more. The time is here for Sutton’s first release of 2012 and his 3rd LP C’est Bon!. On this release Sutton gets a little darker and treads into some new territory including some instrumental tracks that carry a slight Devo vibe as well as Sutton’s original KBD influences. Includes digital download code.
USELESS EATERS - Moves 7" (Jolly Dream Rec.) 6,90 EUR
“So, do you think you’ve got the moves? More moves than a sharecropper? Not yet, you don’t! Jolly Dream brings you this swarthy slab of Nashville punk from USELESS EATERS—our second offering to gods unknown. Four songs in a heartbeat’s time of a pilled-out puke with a penchant for rough shit at a fast clip and a minute to live. ‘Overselling,’ you say? With any other label you'll likely overpay for an inferior disc, a band that lisps, limp wrists and songs that aren't hits. ’The Moves,’ ‘American Car,’ ‘Plague is Vague,’ and ‘Proper Conduct.’ Seth Sutton, sucker!” Edition of 400 copies on white vinyl with gluepocket jackets.
USELESS EATERS - Zulu LP (Full Trash 68))
Limd. 400 "Regular" Edit. Black Wax packed in normal sleeves! 11,75 Euro
Limd. 100 "Train#1-gone" Edit. Yellow Wax packed in "devil face" artwork prints hand glued to black sleeves! Sold Out
Limd. 100 "P.Trash Club" Edit. on transparent clear, with red sprinkled vinyl packed in recycled/natural sleeves! For P.Trash Club-members only! Sold Out
After an essential singles on Shattered, Goner, Goodbye Boozy,... and a great first LP on TicTacTotally the USELESS EATERS are back with the third strike: A new 9 song LP. This is timeless unique music, catching the spirit and energy and rage of the first generation of so called punk bands to the deconstruction and nihilism of weird post-punk sound like JOY DIVISION to KBD fucking punk sound aka LEWD, URINALS or BOBBY SOXX.
The songs are sharp, tight and stripped down to bare necessities. Precise staccato guitar riffing matches Seth barking shouts perfectly. There are wilder punkers and cool a bit slower tunes dealing with girls as well but don’t get me wrong, expect no ballads here! It’s this genius rhythmic thing where guitar and voice once alternate and then again support each other that gives the songs their electrifying sting. You can read this in almost every review but I really think Seth wrote some great new songs. A number of major hits here like “Radioactive” where the breathless staccato verse leads to a melodic and flowing refrain. “Sticking Daggers” the kind of timelss punk song I want to hear! You can hear all the youth anger frustration and disgust in “Filthy Cop”. And you get “The Nausea” with JAY REATARD drumming like a maniac really driving the song onward and Seth’s overdriven voice close to hysteric really desperate shouting “I just wanna leave I don’t know what’s wrong with me!” Definitely gives you the feeling of what state the guys where in…
Fans of fellow Memphis Punk bands like FINAL SOLUTIONS, JAY REATARD or DESTRUCTION UNIT will love them.
"Zulu" is dedicated to IAN CURTIS & JAY REATARD!!!
USERS - Lo-Fi 7" (Rave Up Rec.) 5,90 EUR
In 1977, Cambridge record dealer Lee Wood founded Raw Records, and quickly recorded The Users in March of the year, releasing the single Sick of You/I'm In Love Today on May 5, 1977. Sounds magazine stated that it "burns into your brain without compromise." Despite only releasing two singles and being active for less than three years, the band developed a lasting cult following. BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel placed their first single Sick of You in his chosenFestive Fifty chart of 1977, and after his death it was revealed that he'd kept it as part of his fave singles of all time! Rave Up is now proud to release and EP with four unreleased tracks of these monsters of UK punk rock. BE FAST TO GRAB THIS JEWEL, ONLY 400 COPIES AVAILABLE!!!
UV GLAZE - Same 7" (Bachelor Rec.) 5,50 EUR
UV GLAZE is a Berlin based fuck you, noise punk monster including members of HERPES, NOEM, JAILHOUSE FUCK and WOLFGANGS VACATION. Its hard to describe their sound and dynamics its just uncontrollable and loud, noise/gunk punk! Been a fan of 'em before they even existed! UV GLAZE is throwing us back to the mid 90ties when we all dug records of AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS. Loud, wylde and even fun sometimes! If you go crazy while listening to THE JESUS LIZARD, COWS, GUZZARD or BIG BLACK, or much more recent PISSED JEANS and METZ, this band and this 45 is definitely a sure shot! UV GLAZE: ' Fuenfmal Rock\\'b4n\\'b4Roll mit Migrationshintergrund, live bei Smail (www.schaltraum-aufnahmestudio.de) in ein paar Stunden aufs Band geschaendet. Mentalitaet: Mittelfinger. Hauptsache der Sound pumpt, normal.
UV RACE - Racism LP (In The Red Rec.) 16,90 EUR
God is saying this to you: Racism is the third album by Australia’s most genius avant-tards The UV Race, dragging melodious pop songs through a devolved, malodorous glam-punk aesthetic. It continues the stylistic jump from their self-titled debut to sophomore full-length Homo, further exploring the possibilities of the first wave of punk, incorporating orchestral arrangements and gutter-glitter psych stomp, like if Vom tried to write their own Forever Changes; like if the Electric Eels backed up Bolan or if The Fall put out a record on Crass Records. There are tuneful lamentations of heartbreak and loss alongside very debased, toilet-humor punk licks; Lovecraftian psych-cult morbidity at one moment and rousing anti-anthems against self denial the next. It has been an especially productive year for the band—they are about to launch their first feature-length film, Autonomy and Deliberation, and the soundtrack LP recorded for the film comes alongside Racism, a split 7-inch with Native Cats (on Ride the Snake), a split live LP with Eddy Current Suppression Ring (on Almost Ready, originally released on a limited run of cassettes back in 2008), and the Gypsy King single (from Racism, on HoZac). All this, plus the output of the numerous other Melbourne bands in which members of UV Race play—Asps, Dick Diver, East Link, Guy & Marcus Blackman Experimentation, Lower Plenty, School of Radiant Living, Soma Coma, Straightjacket Nation and Total Control—reveal a relentless commitment for the sake of the song.
UV RACE - Homo LP (In The Red Rec.) 14,90 EUR
2007 saw the first recording from Melbourne, Australia’s The UV RACE a self-released tape featuring four songs of primitive thud, minimal assemblage and high-energy expression. Over the next three years the band has continued to show dedication to these themes with a string of cassettes and singles and their 2009 self-titled debut fulllength, and their sophomore album Homo delivers on the promise of these early releases. Working again with Eddy Current Suppression Ring guitarist Mikey Young at the recording and mixing stages, The UV RACE developed the songs over several sessions. Their willingness to explore is clear, from the psychotic bedroom confessional of “Girl in My Head” with its confident teenheat swagger, to the seven-minute closer “Homo,” where nods to the Ramones enclose a psychedelic freak-out reminiscent of the closing minutes of The Stooges’ Funhouse. In between, the band explores influences ranging from their Australian proto-punk and garage fascinations to American country, Krautrock and UK post-punk, citing the Velvet Underground and the Saints as influences.
U.X. VILEHEADS - Catch 22 7" (Sorry State Rec.) 5,65 EUR
2nd EP from this new-ish HC punk band from Umeå, Sweden, and it rages even harder than their first! Featuring former/current members of bands like Instängd, Tristess, and Regulations, you know that these guys know their way around a classic-sounding punk tune and they drop four ragers on this little slab. It's rare to hear punk rock that is as raging as it is catchy, but this EP absolutely fits the bill, providing the perfect soundtrack to your next violent circle pit.
UZBEKS - Goggles & Flipflops LP (Twintoe, Urban Decay Rec.) Limd. Yellow wax 11,50 EUR
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, they will release a Split 7" with MODERN PETS early 2012!!! First full length extreme fun colorful LP by the 5-piece israeli-spicy-sweet-sour-punk-rock-n-roll with the pita twist inside the hummus plate, and lots of sun in the eyes. Punk rock in the vain of ADOLESCENT, NAKED RAYGUN, CIRCLE JERKS and DEAN DIRG!!!
Sound mastered by Robin .V (DEAN DIRG, The NOW DENIAL), Artwork by Paul .X (Julith Krishun, Tangled Lines) ROCK IT!
UZI RASH - Coreless Roll Can-Liner LP (1-2-3-4 Go! Rec.) 15,90 EUR
End times art damage anti-rock. The rhythm of The Monks played by a bloodied miscreant who looks to Dan Van Vliet, Ed Sanders and Nikki Sudden for spiritual guidance and advice on mental health issues. Oft described as "weird" or "fucked". The Golden Dawn is here. Comes with download code. First pressing limited to only 500 copies.
UZI RASH - Whyte Rash Time LP (Dead Beat Rec.) 12,50 EUR
Left coast wack jobs UZI RASH continue to make some of the most unique and memorable music around. Sounding like a stripped down garage band diving head first into a bottle of cough syrup, UZI RASH blast irresistibly, unpredictive tunes from the outer viscera of the garage scene. It's all bottom heavy, gutted, swamp-fuzz slathered in their own shimmering, oddball charm that helps UZI RASH carve out there own little pantheon of coolness in wierdsville. Sloppy, shambolic cave man thud that'll sidle up nicely against your Cramps, Swell Maps, Cheater Slicks, and Pussy Galore records. A chaotic mess from start to finish.