Recorded over the course of 2009–2011, Spoiler is careful dismembering. Two years of songwriting non-music songs, instrumentals, winter afternoon TV hymns, homemade industrial recordings, ballads, man music, involuntary speech, late summer slugs, and the like. Comes out from under the palms of Robert Ashley, NWW, Bob Dylan, etc. Private press vinyl-only release of 300 copies w/insert on Amen Dunes’ Perfect Lives imprint (contains songs from the tape release Rat On A Grecian Urn).
Dark Entries is proud to present The Thing From The Crypt, a 16-track compilation of UK DIY/Synth/New Wave/Post-Punk originally released in 1981. Showcasing the thriving post punk sound of Watford, a town in Hertfordshire, England, located 20 minutes northwest of central London. “The Thing From The Crypt neither attempts to sell a ‘Wotford sound’ nor claims to be a comprehensive guide to the area’s best beat bands. Like all good compilations, its essence is variety: some tracks will make you come whilst other will make you vomit.” — original liner notes by Robert Dellar (more…)
Damien Dubrovnik is a duo consisting of Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard, and was the first ever project to be put out on Posh Isolation. The Vanity Set is an important recording in the Damien Dubrovnik discography and was bound to have a second release after the long sold out tape on Järtecknet in 2011. (more…)
The Product were a duo from the small villages Kvistgaard and Espergaerde, in the north of Denmark. Dan Stielow Mortazavi wrote the lyrics and sang while Kenneth Neuhaus composed the music and played the instruments. They met in the Autumn of 1982 and recorded their sole album Alive Again over a weekend. It was self-released on cassette in 1983 and limited to 50 copies. (more…)
Pesteg Dred, a trio of teenagers from Denmark made up of Martin Hall (Ballet Mécanique, Under For, Before), Per Hendrichsen (Dialogue, Uté-Va) and vocalist Inge Shannon, who later starred in Hall’s project SS-Say. Their first and only album, Years of Struggle Against the Lies, the Stupidity and the Cowardice was written, recorded and produced during a weekend in December 1981. Unable to pay for the recording session, the master tapes were confiscated and the album remained unreleased until the summer of 1985 where it was issued as a bonus cassette with the Danish art magazine Atlas. (more…)
Nairobi presents Wax, an album of intense reggae with collaborations of Tippa Irie (UK), DBRO (Gambia), Tea Time & James Manuel (Chile), Las Kellies and Catnapp. After playing in Africa with their mentor Mad Professor, the band recorded this album that pays tribute to the continent, its elegance and mystery.
Fifth album by Lakes squares the circle with bleak folk, medieval wanderings and dark post-punk. Ten new songs, simple yet evocative, direct but solemn. Think of Rose Clouds of Holocaust-era Death in June covering Discharge’s “Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing.” For fans of Current 93 and Sol Invictus, Joy Of Life, and Above The Ruins, plus domestic heroes Strength Through Joy. Black wax in black inner sleeves and pic sleeves printed in black also on the inner side.
Empires collapse, toxics are shared fairly, the whip breaks an eardrum, a marble Venus leaves her museum and a virgin gives birth.
Eight tracks of nightlife synth pop. LP edition of 2010 debut cassette album from Copenhagen based duo featuring members of ICEAGE and SEXDROME.
LP version remastered for vinyl by Peter Peter of Sods / Sort Sol and housed in extra thick covers.
New Portland band on Distort Reality, featuring Skell and Hopper, raw fast hardcore punk. NOT totally distorted noise like you might have expected.
Newest LP from Melbourne, Australia Raw-punk/D-beat Punx! Latest installment of noise drenched hardcore power from these Australian ragers, one of the best live hardcore bands anywhere, catch them if you can.
2013 release, the debut full-length album from the Olympia, WA-based Indie Punk rockers. Cruise… follows the band’s 2010 Beyond Living 12-inch EP from Perennial Records, as well as last year’s Almost Live cassette. The band was formed by two brothers, Alex Coxen and Joe Rutter (who couldn’t play music yet), who dreamed of starting a band. So, they did what all good Olympians do: they learned their instruments, toiled and toiled, until they came out with some off-beat, catchy hits.
Self Released Anthology plays as more of a greatest hits than anything. It includes a few unheard songs, and some that UV PØP fans have been trying to track down for years. An absolute must have.
Baron sounds like a band made up of the kind of adult who is still super cool and intriguing to youngsters. I picture them being quiet and polite and attracting the stares of every developing artsy kid at whichever coffee shop they may read the papers at. The “prog-ness” of Columns is not that of Rush, but of A Love Supreme. Columns is an album with movements, with the willingness to slow down before the cloudbursts and with the maturity to restrain the explosions so that the vocals can keep their chanting consistent enough to guide you through the voyage. Visually, it’s a misty record; all the places it takes you to are subtly obfuscated through a UK haze. The nightfalls are sitting on hilltops looking at the village below; the sunrises are made diffuse by non-threatening fogs. It’s an album that makes you feel like you’ve woken up to a non-day, the kind of day where you never feel 100% present and your to-do list lacks its usual importance. — Decoder Magazine
Limited-edition CD with Risograph print poster insert; includes download code-card
Case Studies is the solo project of Seattle’s Jesse Lortz, formerly of The Dutchess & The Duke. This is the just the second Case Studies release after the excellent The World Is Just a Shape To Fill the Night LP on Brooklyn’s Sacred Bones Records, and we feel that these two songs continue to showcase Jesse’s ability to write extremely memorable and sincere folk songs. “Villain” is the darker of the two, while “Dull Knife” is a bit more upbeat and while this is one of the more mellow records in the Sweet Rot archive, it’s also one of our favorites. Recorded at his grandfather’s cabin in Lake Inez, MT. 300 copies pressed.
Long time friend, collaborator and rotbrain Ryan Oppermann (aka Neuntoter der Plage, Klinikal Skum and more) will be issuing a variety of material on the label over the next year, starting with this reissue of his 2002 debut originally released on CDR by Marco Corbelli (RIP) on his venerable Slaughter Productions imprint. True thud-scrape-wail-whisper over basement-mold-infused drum machine failure. There’s a totally destroyed SWANS cover on this. What more does your industrial sweet tooth need? Double-sided color artwork on color paper, painted & labeled red-shell cassettes.
January 21, 2014
- SBR-3013 Vex Sanctuary: The Complete Discography LP
- SBR-3014 Various Artists Killed by Deathrock LP/CD
February 4, 2014
- SBR-103 Marissa Nadler JulyLP/CD
- SBR-111 Prolife Overheated b/w Gold Leaves7"
March 4, 2014
- SBR-107 The Men Tomorrow’s HitsLP/CD