|MESS UP THE MESS "You Remind Me of Summer Vacation" 14 song CD $11 ppd in U.S. ($12 Mex/Can, $15 World)
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if the Algonquin Roundtable had put out indie rock seven-inches instead of writing for the New Yorker? Well wonder no more: Mess up the Mess delivers 14 acid-soaked gems on their debut album. MUTM never forget that the personal is political, and boy oh boy, this time it's personal for real! This group is tuned into the mess that is the modern condition. However, instead of messing it up by burning down every ex-urban subdivision, taking a baseball bat to every gentrifier's SUV, or placing voodoo curses on every neo-con, they perform upbeat songs: Songs about wanting people to go away, or people telling you to go away, or people basically being jerks a lot of the time. It's the truth, and you know it, and it's a mess. But at least you can dance to it and, unlike arson, it's not against the law - yet.
|THE CAPRICORNS "Pure Magical Love" 9 song CD $11 ppd in U.S. ($12 Mex/Can, $15 World)
The Capricorns were borne of a pure magical love that will never die. On this record they return in fine form with their most expressive & fully realized recordings to date. Join Heather Lynn & Kirsten on a fantastical journey through 9 hauntingly danceable love songs. Includes (for the first time) lyrics.
|HOTT BEAT "A Hott Mess" 12 song CD $11
ppd in USA ($12 Mex/Can, $15 World)
Paroxysm records rises from the ashes to bring you the debutiful CD by the spastic, crunked out, disgustingly catchy musical smorgasbord known as HOTT BEAT. This well-fed DC-based duo has been confounding & delighting audiences since 2002. Like a child catches a firefly in a jar, now fans can bring a litle bit of the glimmering glamour home. 12 super-caffeinated synthpunk show-stoppas, fueled by Gem Clear & Red Bull. Best believe it's a classic ya bastids. Listen to Mall Song. And Hott Beat Down.
|DELTA DART "Fight or
Flight" 13 song CD $11 ppd in U.S. ($12 Mex/Can, $15
The much anticipated second album by Delta Dart. Operates on a series of dualities: love vs. hate; electric vs. acoustic; stay vs. go; fight vs. flight. Songs ranging from intimate acoustic songs to full on rock songs, with beautiful dual vocals from Amber and Sissy. An ambitious collection of songs using multiple layers of sounds, voices, and words. Takes familiar pop references and turns them on their heads.
THE CAPRICORNS "In the Zone" 13 song CD $11 ppd in U.S. ($12 Mex/Can, $15 World)
|DELTA DART "Lone Star" 14 song LP $9
ppd in U.S. ($10 Mex Can/$14 World)
The debut LP from Olympia based threesome comprised of Sissy Chrome (Blue Monday, Crown for Athena), Amber (Firesign, Shotgun Won, Petal Pushers) and Erin (Makeshift Conspiracy, Shotgun Won, Steak-Knife). On this album Delta Dart uses acoustic and electric guitars, bass, casio, turntables and multiple throats to create their heartwrenching songs. The 3 members have their own variations of each song before they hear the others, and they blend together by fate because they are all musical soulmates operating on a wavelength unattainable by buttrock boys. Reflections on themes of distance, separation, time and communication breakdown. Ultimate sanguineous resilience and attitudes on fire. Handscreened red covers.
|WACK CAT "That's What My Girlfriend Says" 12 song LP $9 ppd in U.S. ($10 Mex Can/$14 World)
Paroxysm proudly unveils the most eagerly awaited artefact in pop history since Elvis Presley's afterbirth was put up for auction in Tupelo, Kansas in 1982!
This magnificent piece captures, we believe, the very essence of Wack Cat: The laughter, the violence, the many moods if you will, of this, the finest of English bands.
HEAR! - The songs Gene Defcon wishes he'd've written!
SEE! - Sounds turn to colours and hypnotise and you surrender to the power of WACK CAT!
FEEL - The very fabric of reality RENT ASSUNDER as you are pummelled sensless in a relentless onlsaught of fucked-up New Wave!
Scratchy guitar + chiming keyboard + funky bass lines + spastic phat disco beats +malt-liquor-smooth melodic vox = WaCk cAt FuTure SoUnD
|BLUE MONDAY s/t
10 song CD $11 ppd ($12 Mex/Can & $15 World)
Using only 2 voices and an acoustic guitar these girls create 10 songs that are far more intense and intricate than most bands create with more tools. Lyrics that are sharp as knives. Soaring vocal lines that weave in and out of each other, forming harmonies like no other. Brutally honest songs that explore the darker side of relationships, isolation and instability. The sound of a psyche being pushed past its breaking point. These songs will get stuck inside you. Melissa and Erin were/are also in Firesign, Delta Dart, Shroomunion, and Echo Sonora. You might have seen Erin perform as Sissy Chrome at Ladyfest. Essential listening.
|The Makeshift Conspiracy
"New Water Cycle" split with
Sourtooth "The Screen Test" 7". 5 songs total.
$4 ppd ($6 Mex/Can, $7 World)
A split 7" of D.I.Y. superstars from the US & UK. the Makeshift Conspiracy present 3 emotionally charged tales of longing and bitterness. More melodic than their previous stuff but just as powerful. Their final release, a sure sign of what could have been. Members went on to play in Delta Dart, Shotgun Won, Steak-Knife and Yr Dreams.
Glasgow's Sourtooth deliver the goods with 2 songs melding girl/boy vox, melody/agression, & sweet/sour melodies. Will leave you wanting more.
COPING SAW "Outside,
Now" 13 song CD $11 ppd
($12 Mex/Can & $15 World)
THE TURN-OFFS 4 song 12" single $7 ppd in U.S. ($8 Mex/Can, $12 World).
SCANDALIZED, TRAUMATIZED & BAPTIZED <==
Compilation double LP $13 ppd ($14 Mex/Can, $21 World)
Featuring mostly exclusive tracks from the following bands: Deep Lust, Golden Starlet, the Sarcastic Bitch, the Yummy Fur, the Vestpocket Psalm, the Makeshift Conspiracy, Lucid Nation, Dig Yr. Grave, Coping Saw, Learning 2 Play, Wack Cat, I'm Being Good, I Live the Life of a Movie Star Secret Hideout, Steak-Knife, Bald Mermaid with Deep Kiss, Small Black Pig, Link, Milky Wimpshake, the Turn-Offs, Small Things, Complete Sentences, Red Eye & Goodnite Moon.
|GOLDEN STARLET "Token Gadgy" 26 song LP + comic
book $10.00 ppd ($11 Mex/Can, $15 World).
This LP compiles most of the recordings by the legendary British punk band, predecessor to INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FORCE. Includes the "Cheap Tartlets"ep, "Corps of the Hard" ep, a remixed version of the "Scarlet Harlot" cassette, comp tracks etc. Cross the Ronnettes with the Ramones, then add a pinch of Sepultura, and youre getting close to the GS* sound. Distorted guitars, double drumming, hilarious on-point lyrics, catchy tunes & take-charge vox. Songs exposing the hidden truth behind crap boys, copkillers, bitchy sisters & pregnant boyfriends. Also comes with a comic book documenting the adventures of Ms.C & her partners in crime. Find out why everybody wants to be Ms.C. One of the funnest records ever, top value for your entertainment dollar!
For all U.S. orders
|All the covers
are hand decorated and each is totally unique. Comes with band pics & lyrics
It's a celebration of the D.I.Y underground. There's so much amazing stuff on here, seriously. Every track's a winner, no filler. A good introduction to the label. The track listing can be found here incase you're interested.
|THE MAKESHIFT CONSPIRACY
"s/t" split with
THE SARCASTIC BITCH "Jaded from 9th Grade" 17 song LP/CD $9.00/$11.00 ppd (LP $10 Mex/Can & $14 World, CD $12 Mex /Can & $15 World)
(LP co-released with Kill Cupid Productions and My Room Records)
2 all girl teen trios out of Southern California. The SB move from angry distorted/chaotic bursts to melodic slow parts, while the MC move straight ahead, keeping the momentum with driving melodies and vocals ranging from soft to having risen out of hell. Real teenage drama. Songs about shitty relationships, shitty people and shitty bands. A total classic of the teen D.I.Y. underground. Members from the Makeshift Conspiracy went on to be in Shotgun Won, Delta Dart, Steak Knife and other awesome bands. There is no stopping the SB & they continue to dominate in the new millenium. (LP) (CD)
|STEAK-KNIFE 4 song tape $3.00 ppd in U.S. ($5 Mex/Can., $6 World) 4
sad, beautiful & raging songs from 2 ex-Makeshift Conspirators. Acoustic guitar,
piano, bass, voices and telephone. "Cos we all think you're so good, you're god's
gift to what? I think it's dirt". Features a song ripped off from
Red In Reverse and another later jacked by Delta Dart.
DISTRIBUTED STUFF (if you want to use paypal to buy this stuff that's cool just email me & tell me what you want):
"Deathcheck Can Dance" 5 song
7" $4 ppd in US
Awesome queercore punk from Germany w/dueling girl/boy vocals. Loud & fast & rocking. Comes with awesome packaging including English translations etc.
|Gone Done Wrong
"Neither Here Nor There" 18 song CD $11 ppd
This is the debut CD by Gone Done Wrong which features Melissa of Blue Monday + Paul of Still life + Kevin. The sound is sorta rock meets alt-country meets punk, along with some cool synth flourishes & ambient noises. Melissa's songwriting is strong as ever & she still knows how to deliver a brutally honest lyric. The songs are multi-textured, melodic & haunting.
STRIKE FORCE "Treat Yourself" 4 song 7"
(Slampt) SOLD OUT
The latest release from ISF (nee Golden Starlet) and the final release on the amazing Slampt label. Subjects ranging from the band's glamourous lifestyle ("food & booze & chicks & all for free!") to an ode to the art of shopping ("I'm up to the limit on my charge card, I need more credit, life is hard!").
"Deux Tardes Aux Citron Et Une Salade de Fruit" 7"
ep $3. 50 ppd in US
Cool German 7" of acoustic queercore campfire songs (yes you read that correctly). The B-side has songs by a bunch of different German bands, like a mini compilation. Comes w/a mini zine + a zine of English translations. Great hand printed paper sleeves.
|The Savage Boys
and Girls Club 5 song 7" (Empress) $3 ppd in US.
DC via Savage MD co-ed PUNKRAWK with songs about Nation's Bank and an Angry Samoans cover. Now rocking on as Crucial Defect.
REVERSE/LUCID NATION split 3 song 7" (Kill Cupid) $4 ppd
Red in Reverse is the band that turned into the Makeshift Conspiracy & they do 2 rockin songs about empty spaces, broken places & people who deserve to be hated. Play their side at 33rpm instead of 45 and you have a new Ozzy single. A double value. Lucid Nation does their hit "Television".
Psalm "Over Brooklyn" 4 song 7"(Ruffian) $4
ppd in US
The Vestpocket Psalm was a band from NY & DC that existed in the mid-90s. You probably have heard their song "Ophelia" from the Scandalized compilation. This 7", their last record, has 4 songs total combining poetry and melodic punk. A fantastic record, it features Raphael of VITAPUP on bass. Includes the hit "American Glamour Girl".
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