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RABBITS – HIDE 10″(ELN09)
*4 SONG 10 INCH ON 140g BLACK VINYL
*ARTWORK BY RABBITS
*3 COLOR SCREENED JACKETS BY SEIZURE PALACE
*INSERT SHEET WITH LYRICS
Four more hardcore grit and grime songs from this 3 men, 2 guitars, 1 drumkit cluster of RABBITS. Continuing with their lyrical themes of evolution, space and time, its clear the sludgy down tuned riffs churned out here are not boneheaded stoner jams but drunken leaps into the existential void. HIDE brings forth swarming sounds of both blistered and booming guitars set to the hypnotic rhythms of a drummer pounding his kit to rubble.
“the monkey brain knows only pain, the thickest hide is what survives.”
MONKEY MITES from HIDE 10″
UNDER MOUNTAINS DISCOG TAPE(ELN08)
18 song cassette retrospective out soon
THE CYSTS – PUBLIC RELEASE 7″ (ELN07)
*5 SONG 7INCH 45RPM ON BLACK VINYL
*ARTWORK BY DANIEL RIZER
*FULL COLOR SEALED JACKETS
*FULL LYRIC INSERT
Atonal thrash and sludge hardcore band primarily composed of dudes who have been very active in the diy noise scene here on the west coast; Argumentix, Budweiser Sprite & Frozen Body are a few of the projects they’ve been involved in.
OUT COLD from PUBLIC RELEASE 7″
ENVY THE DEAD blog
GONE TO CROATOAN – THEY(ELN06)
*8 SONG 7INCH 33RPM ON BLACK VINYL
*ARTWORK BY CRYSTAL LABS
*SCREENED COVERS BY SEIZURE PALACE
*400 COPIES – BLACK AND WHITE SPACE SHIP VERSION
*100 COPIES – BLACK ON BLACK TOUR EXCLUSIVE SKULL VERSION
Gone to Croatoan is Jason Dinges from SLAM DUNK (with authority) on drums, and Michael Wall from THE BETTER TO SEE YOU WITH on bass and vocals. Best description I can muster is progressive grind, or, if Palatka were to cover the Swans “Filth” album, though neither of those dudes have heard both of those bands.
If you want to get a hold of the limited all black version of this, email me, though I’m warning you, they look amazing and the price is reflective of that.
UGLY WINTER from THEY
PURPLE RHINESTONE EAGLE – AMORUM TALI(ELN05)
*5 SONG 12INCH AT 45RPM
*HEAVY GRADE TURQUOISE SWIRL VINYL
*ARTWORK BY CHRISTINA LAFONTAINE
*SCREEN PRINTED JACKETS BY SEIZURE PALACE
*FULL COLOR INSERT W/ COMPLETE MYSTICAL LYRICS
*LIMITED TO 500 COPIES
Most excitedly, we’re proud to release the PURPLE RHINESTONE EAGLE “Amorum Tali” 12inch. Pressed on turquoise vinyl and housed in vibrant screen printed jackets by Seizure Palace. Best described as a cross of heavy garage and 60′s psych rock by three women into the sound of early Pentagram, the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the politics of D.I.Y. punk and riot grrrl.
EARTH TO TEMPER THE FIRE from AMORUM TALI
ACRE – A SHIELD OF AIR / BORN OF LIGHT(ELN04)
*2 SONG 7INCH ON HEAVY WHITE VINYL
*ULTRA MINIMALIST YELLOW AND WHITE SILK SCREENED JACKETS
*ULTRA LIMITED 300 COPIES
“A shield of air / Born of light” is a direct challenge to the limitations and concept
of a drone “single”, as the music Acre creates normally takes time and space to
unfold. With these two songs in their form and frequency, Acre extends his pallet
of sounds to push the listener head on in the midst of his signature daze out
Phil Niblock / Spacemen3 seances.
SIDE B – BORN OF LIGHT
CITY OF CHURCHES – MEMELUST(ELN03)
*63 SERIOUSLY SHORT SHREDDING SONGS!
*7 INCH BLACK VINYL AND ALL BLACK LABELS
*HAND SCREENED 3 COLOR JACKETS ON 100% POST CONSUMER CHIP BOARD
*INSERT W CREDITS ALL IN RESEALABLE POLY BAG
*500 COPIES – FIRST, LAST, AND ONLY PRESSING
Spontaneous combustions of thrashing guitar, complex blast beats and spastic
blurts of voice synchronized by musical notation system invented by the
musicians, somewhere in the twilight zone between composition and improvisation.These are some of the fastest and most harsh noises created, similar in intensity to Painkiller, Harry Pussy, and Crom Tech, and evoking descriptions like “brutal prog” and “the robert fripp of thrash!”
TRACK 34 OF 63 from MEMELUST
SLAM DUNK (WITH AUTHORITY!) VS. ORDER OF THE GASH(ELN02)
*HEAVY GRADE 12INCH VINYL PRESSED IN PERIWINKLE
*DUNK SIDE IS 4 TRACKS AT 33RPM
*GASH SIDE IS 6 TRACKS AT 45RPM
*ARTWORK BY JACQUI RAE MEADOWS
*HAND NUMBERED AND LIMITED TO 300
*HAND SCREENED EDITIONS OF SILVER (SOLD OUT), GOLD (20 LEFT), AND BLACK ON BLACK (100)
*CD-r RECORDING INCLUDED
ORDER OF THE GASH bust instrumental thrash licks with astounding precision. Their
fierce sometimes melodic songs reveal a sick sense of humor, especially during
maniacal blood soaked performances.
SLAM DUNK (WITH AUTHORITY!) plaster finger tapping power metal guitar stylez,
blasting crust rhythms and mangled vocals onto your eardrum. Recorded with Joshua Hughes of Rabbits at his studio, The Fairy Cave. Party ’til you’re Pete!
OBESSIVE REPULSIVE by ORDER OF THE GASH
RABBITS VS. UNDER MOUNTAINS(ELN01)
*140 GRAMP 12INCH BLACK VINYL
*RECORDED BY MIKE LASTRA, MASTERED BY JOHN GOLDEN
*COVER ARTWORK BY K.A.
*COVERS PRINTED BY SEIZURE PALACE
RABBITS are circus heavy bashology fusing a simplicity and intensity of fuzzed
guitars and rhythmic drums unparalleled in the murky waters of sludge music.
Down-and-dirty, bellyache and grimace-inducing moonshine metal at its finest.
UNDER MOUNTAINS boast balls of steel at each quick turn of their progged out
doom grunge. This lo-tech, dirty dirge unit recalls Melvins at their slow points
tempered with Locust- like blasts of feral noise.
RABBITS – SLOTH VS. BEES(RBBT01)
*HEAVY GRADE BLACK VINYL 7INCH
*2 SONGS AT 33RPM
*HAND PRINTED MONOCROMATIC COVERS IN BLACK, WHITE OR RED.
RABBITS, Portland’s confounding and strangely innovative metal trio, compose
a fast song about a sloth and a slow song about bees. Dense and complex,
blown out and droney, revved up and wild, careening like some sort of PCP dosed
yeti. A hand-made, artful effort that exemplifies just how beautiful
brutish sludge can be.