GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS AND MAILORDER
WEBSTORE UPDATE / 05.10.13
Hello! Bothering you twice this week, so my apologies for that but I warned you earlier that this year was going to be a BUSY one! Enough small talk, let's get down to it! Bringing you a nice little webstore update today, I'll get to that in a minute though.
In case you haven't been paying attention (or have been busy with work, school, or other more "important" things), I've got a few NEW Grave Mistake releases out now! Most recently, the BIG EYES "Almost Famous" LP/CD which is officially out next week! We've been working on this new full length for a while now, and both myself and the band are all thrilled with the final product and I assure you will be too. The record begins shipping on Monday, so head on over to the webstore and pick up a copy! We've still got a few left on the limited Gold Vinyl, and I've also set up a few package deals in case you needed to grab any other Big Eyes releases along with this new LP. You can order the BIG EYES record here: http://www.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=56
The SECTARIAN VIOLENCE "Upward Hostility" LP and SICKOIDS "No Home" 12" are still fresh as well! Two raging hardcore slabs that you need to have on your turntable (you can alternate between the two) ... we've still got a few copies of the SxV LP on nice Blue Vinyl, sadly the SICKOIDS 12" on Clear w/ OBI strip is sold out from us but the regular Black vinyl version rages just as hard, trust me. Finally, the BARGE "No Gain" 7" on RVA locals label VINYL CONFLICT is still pretty fresh as well! I've got a small amount left on the limited Red vinyl for you slackers. BARGE are hands down one of the best (if not the best) new hardcore bands coming out of RVA these days ... but don't take my word for it, see for yourself.
Anyways, if you've already picked up these new releases ... THANK YOU!!! If you want to check out some tunes, head on over to the Grave Mistake Records Bandcamp page ( http://gravemistakerecords.bandcamp.com/
) - the BARGE, SECTARIAN VIOLENCE, and SICKOIDS records are all streaming in full and we've got a couple of tracks from the BIG EYES LP up too (we'll have a full stream next week).
I've got a few more releases to announce as well as some big summertime plans (most of which you've already heard me mention) but I'm going to save that until next week so stay tuned! Well, since I have you here, peep a new BRAIN F≠ track from their upcoming "Empty Set" LP here: http://brainflannel.bandcamp.com/
Now, on to the webstore update ...
GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE:http://www.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog/
WHAT'S NEW FOR 5/10/2013:http://www.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog/products_new.php
Some killer new releases in this update as well as a ton of essential reissues! On the 7" front we've got the brand new single from the UK's GOOD THROB! Their first EP didn't leave my turntable for a while, so it's good to see that they are still delivering! Grabbed a couple of 7"s I've been slacking on picking up, including the second single from Toronto's PURITY CONTROL, the limited CRIMINAL CODE 7" on Inimical, the FLIP SHIT 7", and the HYSTERICS 7" (saw this band at DAMAGED CITY FEST last month, they RULED!) to name a few. Grabbed some other new HC slabs including the newest from BAD AMERICAN, the WORD ON THE STREET / RECKONING FORCE 7" (I back any record with a STRAIGHT AHEAD cover on it), and the newest ALTERED BOYS Tape (I'll have their newest 7" on DERANGED in here SOON I promise).
Also picked up a bunch of LPs, including two new ones from HARD SKIN, the FAILURE FACE Discography LP, the newest from IRON LUNG, a long overdue reissue / US pressing of one of my favorites - SAMIAM'S "You Are Freaking Me Out" LP (how can you NOT love SAMIAM? I hope No Idea reissues "Astray" as well!); the newest SUGAR STEMS LP on DIRTNAP, a few rad 12"s from M'LADY'S RECORDS including releases from TYVEK, COASTING, and THE GOLDEN AWESOME; and a few GIVE PRAISE titles I've been slacking on picking up including releases from GASH, NO QUALMS, ACCION MUTANTE, MELLOW HARSHER, and a few more.
Finally, stocked up on the reissues (as always) including the two newest from UGLY POP - the BLITZ "All Out Attack" 7" and PARTISANS "Police Story" 7"; a slew of classic HC 12"s from TAANG including the BATTALION OF SAINTS "Second Coming" LP, FU's "Kill For Christ" LP, DYS "Brotherhood" LP, GANG GREEN "Another Wasted Night" LP, and a killer NEGATIVE APPROACH collection LP! I also restocked on the POISON IDEA "Kings of Punk" LP; and from ALONA'S DREAM Records I've got the BORED YOUTH and JJ-180 reissues, as well as a restock on the NECROS "Ambionic Sound" 7".
Full list with descriptions is below, check it out and thanks for reading and for your support! Expect a more detailed GM label update next week, I'll fill you in on when you can expect the STRIKING DISTANCE and 86 MENTALITY records, as well as the new BRAIN F≠, NIGHT BIRDS, and COKE BUST ... PLUS I've got a couple more announcements you may or may not have heard me rambling about on the GM Facebook page.
Have a great weekend!
Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
NEW IN THE WEBSTORE FOR 5/10/13:
GOOD THROB "CULTURE VULTURE" 7" (MUSCLE HORSE)
Good Throb take you on a day out for this, the second single from one of our house bands. Unsurprisingly, it's off to the British Museum and then on to a club with a civil servant that likes to be dominated. Three songs; a re-imagining of a demo track and two new ones on the flip. Here is the soundtrack to building a prison out of your own painstakingly-refined tastes, described as "the missing link between Flipper and 4-Skins"; a surreal yet tuneful racket. The depraved artwork was dreamt up by the band, riso printed at home and the single was mastered by Sned.
BLITZ "ALL OUT ATTACK" 7" (UGLY POP)
Massively influential UK outfit Blitz dropped this four-song beast of a debut in 1981, the first release on definitive UK82 label No Future. Sales quickly out-paced demand and the record went on to shift over 25000 copies. Nonetheless, it's been unavailable in its intended format ever since, and with eBay prices steadily creeping higher, this seemed as good a time as any to reissue it properly. A relentlessly tough slab of raw hardcore punk that sits a lot closer to the likes of Negative Approach and early Agnostic Front than to most of its UK contemporaries, this was a huge favourite of mine as a teenager and I'm truly stoked to be reissuing it!
PARTISANS "POLICE STORY" 7" (UGLY POP)
Devastating first single from these teen Welsh punks, blazing through a quick set of peerless first-generation hardcore. Racing drums, desperate vocals and an absolutely incendiary chainsaw guitar attack make this one for the ages, sounding as every bit as vital and powerful now as it did back then. Another reissue culled from the No Future archives and getting the proper format it deserves for the first time in over thirty years! High quality pressing in repro sleeve with insert.
JJ 180 "S/T" 7" (ALONAS DREAM)
JJ180 got its start in 1977 when a group of teenagers came together around the art and music that had influenced them growing up in the 1970's in Santa Cruz, CA. They were: Polio Ferrari (keyboards), Wally Sound (guitar), Tora Brooks (bass), Walter McKee (guitar) and Caker Calloway (drums). Their music was a hybrid of the then emerging punk sound as well as 1960's surf, garage and psychedelic music. The band was a keystone of the Santa Cruz punk scene and organized many important early punk & new wave shows in their hometown. After establishing a local following, they released a single and a few songs on compilations. The original line up lasted until 1979, when Walter left the band and they changed their name to "The Realtors." A search of the band's archive has yielded two unreleased gems from their original recording session in March 1978: "Talk Talk," a cover of the classic Music Machine song and "Classroom" a JJ 180 original featuring the band's trademark dueling guitar solos and confrontational attitude.
BORED YOUTH "NOVEMBER 1981" 7" (ALONAS DREAM)
Bored Youth's scorching first recording from November 1981. A key document of the early Detroit punk scene. Grab one before they are gone again.
WORD ON THE STREET / RECKONING FORCE - SPLIT 7"
"Split 7" between these two Canadian bands. Reckoning Force are ex-Weak Link, whose tapes I carried in the distro, and they play thick, mid-paced hardcore with a distinct skinhead element. While there's a similar thing going on to bands like 86 mentality and Violent Future, RF are a bit more straight up oi! than any of those bands, which I like. As for Word on the Street, they're billed as a Straight Ahead rip, and that couldn't really be more accurate. I've never heard a band imitate Straight Ahead with the same level of precision and detail that bands put into aping Discharge, but WITS have done it with aplomb. Excellent, explosive HC." - sorrystaterecords.com
ALTERED BOYS - CASSINGLE TAPE
In time for their spring tour, New Jersey's Altered Boys have recorded 2 new songs which are housed in an cassingle style cove