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09.10.17 / TARANTULA / HELTA SKELTA / HEAT / NIGHT PEOPLE

4 X new 7"s shipping in November.  For US customers, you should order via media mail ($6 flat rate). 

NIGHT PEOPLE 7”
Night People play driving, synth-touched punk rock and feature current and ex members of Pura Mania, Fashionism, Spectres and Haggatha. Using the same desperation found in bands like The Wipers and the melodic energy of bands like Masshysteri and the Observers, they began writing music in Vancouver, BC in 2016 and self recorded a demo in June of 2017. The lyrics are heavily influenced by childhood religious indoctrination and iconography and how they relate to love, death and the modern world.

HELTA SKELTA nightclubbin 7”
There’s a weird one-off episode of Only Fools And Horses set in Florida, and a running side-joke is that Americans can’t tell the difference between a cockney and aussie accent, constantly confusing the two.  It always comes to mind when I think of Helta Skelta.  Given that Jon’s accent floats somewhere between them like a trans-hemispheric version of the “mid-atlantic” twang, and that the tune itself plays out like a mix of Eddie Current and Blur’s “Parklife”, filled with Sleaford Mods (millennial John Cooper Clarke)- esque stream of consciousness wordplay and compounded colloquialisms from both sides of the equation, the comparison grows only more apt. Stylistically, the band has been leaning towards a sparser, more minimal post-punk vibe for a while, and this single is the clearest expression yet of this trajectory.  One play is not enough, expect to be returning the needle repeatedly.  Alex Leech, No Exposure

TARANTULA weird tales of radiation and hate 7”
Second EP from Chicago’s Tarantula.  The band features former members of Culo with the additional layer of the always popular bass player.  Musically, Tarantula is just as catchy as Culo, a little less mid tempo, with a more obvious classic punk influence. Great jacket art from DrugFace as per usual. Mastered by Geza X. Killer 7”.

HEAT end 7”
Six primitive marching orders from San Diego’s HEAT culling lean inspiration from the well of early 80’s Boston dirge and late 80’s NYHC beat down hardcore, with upfront drum beats busting forward to propel charging guitars that bouyance tough, throaty vocals. Curt and to the point, with quick turns and drops in short quick bursts. The brute edges cut with stark simplicity recall Encincatas CROSSED OUT’s sparse meditation on IMPACT UNIT/ NEGATIVE FX style hardcore, though the burly vocals bark and bite between the curt toughness of DEATHREAT and a more frightening spouts of vocal spillage. Recalls many influences, copies none as HEAT slows to mosh, sets to stun, energetic rumbling that throttles in a broadly more expansive recording than hardcore originators, but shines in a stronger yet similarly manifest presentation. Ken Sanderson, Prank Records

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15.02.17 / CAREER SUICIDE / UV-TV, CENTURY PALM

NEW RELEASES are now shipping. Up next are PRESSING ON 7” and LEISURE WORLD 7”.

UV-TV glass LP
Stuck somewhere in the middle of Florida is UV-TV. Rose Vastola, Ryan Hopewell and Ian Bernacett write melancholy pop songs with jagged, abrasive edges. Combining strong hooks with chainsaw guitars and bliss-ey treble—comparisons to Black Tambourine, JAMC and The Shop Assistants fit best. Shoegaze stripped of its fat and its fluff.

After a well-received demo (High Fashion Industries) and 7” split with LA’s Shark Toys (Emotional Response) in 2015, “Glass” is the band’s first long-play record (available from Deranged). The 11 burning cuts were self-recorded over two days in a retired Gainesville train station with a couple borrowed microphones and a Tascam 388. This is UV-TV. You should listen loud.

CAREER SUICIDE machine response LP / CD
Writhing, sneering, tight cornered “Machine Response” the only acceptable follow up to the blistering and landmark “Attempted Suicide.” Nearly ten years of beating around the bush, casually playing around the world and drip releasing music along the way, Career Suicide is backed by their best lineup ever, ready to break back through themselves with this new full length. Machine Response veers in and out of pure speed, bursts of melody, and chunky tempo shifts, indenting the long standing influence of early 80s USHC, late 70s punk, and a peppering of 60s swagger, with their own clearly developed style. Dallas Good (Sadies, Andre Williams, John Doe, Half Japanese, Elevator and a million more) presents a magnificently essential 2nd guitar and lead presence; a screaming guitar contribution by great friend and long time supporter of the band, Souichi Hisatake, (Forward, GISM, Insane Youth, Gudon etc) to crack your brain up; artwork in collaboration with Ryan Tong of S.H.I.T. and Toronto’s life-giving Faith/Void; and a thundering recording, once again helmed by the decorated and limitless in his pursuit of smooth hearing loss, Jon Drew, provide the most damaging clarity Career Suicide have been able to capture to date.

CENTURY PALM meet you LP / CD
Century Palm are Paul Lawton (Ketamines), Andrew Payne (Zebrassieres), Penny Clark (Tough Age) and Jesse Locke (Dirty Beaches). Their debut album, Meet You, was recorded by the band in Toronto, mixed in Vancouver by Jay Arner and mastered in Australia by Mikey Young.

Meet You is 10 songs about getting to know another layer of yourself – even when you think you know yourself. About subtle tones of despair. About the things you aren’t encouraged to express on an everyday basis.

Musically, Century Palm crib shamelessly from Wire, Neu!, and Eno-era Roxy Music, modern Australian bands like Total Control, and failed experiments from earlier, abandoned projects. Many instances of droning synths ruining perfectly nice pop songs.

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04.01.17 / HEAT 7”

Heat’s debut 7” is a hellish, whirlwind onslaught of ultracore agony.  It would be easy to just name check the cult HC groups of yore who make up Heat’s primary influences—Neanderthal, Citizens Arrest, Impact Unit, Crossed Out, etc.—but these San Diego insurgents aren’t content simply paying homage; they’re taking their savage influences and pushing the aural torment into a refreshing, self stylized direction.  Whether full tilt blasting, stomping at a mid-pace, or trudging through a dirge, there’s a natural fluidity and cohesion to Heat’s under-a-minute nuclear reactions that belies the group’s intensity.  Simply put, any fan of extreme hardcore will revel in Heat’s burly, mutant approach.  Buy it, steal it, hype it, but above all: feel it. - Colin Tappe   available to ship now.  listen here https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heat

 

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