2018 Welcome

Projects in production for the first half of the year are new CRIMINAL CODE LP, new TARANTULA 7”, DAMAGERS debut 7”, new NO PROBLEM LP.  There’s actually quite a bit more in the works but waiting on some details to be confirmed prior to announcing.  Proper update coming soon…

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

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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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 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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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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Very busy end of year.  All the new titles mentioned below are now here and ready to ship.  US customers, please remember that you do have the option of selecting the light package option at checkout for $6 which will ship within a month via Media Mail. This is good for orders up to 5x LPs or similar variations such as 3x 7”s and 3x LPs.  Feel free to email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

Upcoming releases for 2017 are: CAREER SUICIDE LP/CD, CENTURY PALM LP, UV-TV LP, PRESSING ON 7”.

MONGOLOID plays rock and roll LP
BIG UGLY ROCK MACHINE rears its disgusted head out in a 17 minute fit of speed and beat. MONOGOLOID MONGLOID MONGOGLOID play to the tune of you spilling your drink as you fumble for your footing. Blitzed out guitars play in an echo of this world’s upset youth- bringing a giant wake up call to the vapid and empty headed rather than the more common “MA AND PA SCREW OFF!!” Yeah some how that collosal man with a skin head found a marching whistle and the beat to back it all up in this upset display of HARDCORE played the way it was meant to be.
Listen HERE

From Sorry State Man, Mongoloid’s previous releases were awesome, but they did not adequately prepare me for the sheer power of this LP. You may or may not have noticed that I rarely compare bands to Poison Idea in my descriptions… except when some aspect of the band sound uncannily like PI (like, say, Long Knife’s vocals), I tend to reserve the coveted Poison Idea comparison for only the best of the best hardcore bands. Well, Plays Rock and Roll deserves that comparison, not only because the gruff-yet-catchy vocals and occasionally slightly rocked-out solos recall War All the Time / Feel the Darkness-era Poison Idea, but also because the band are just that good. The production here is absolutely perfect… clear, loud and powerful with a drum sound that any hardcore band would kill for, and the playing is blisteringly fast and tight, but still totally in the pocket with a manic, fist-pumping groove. And the song-writing is amazingly catchy, whether you’re talking about the blistering Circle Jerks-esque changes on “Dick in the Dirt” or the overt catchiness of tracks like “Scene Sucker,” which is like a slightly tougher version of Government Warning or Career Suicide at their very best. If you like hardcore, you need to get this LP right now because this LP is hardcore. Highest possible recommendation.

Hailing from the Twin Cities, C-TV is new band featuring some of the folks who brought you The Retainers, W.H. Walker, and Cheap Time, among others. They play dynamic, hook-laden punk rock that is tight and to the point, with raw production that harkens back to the sounds of yesteryear. You can hear a range of influences that can be traced to the KBD bands, Good Vibrations label, assorted Oz punk, the Red Snerts: Sound of Gulcher comp, and an undeniable early Minneapolis sound via Suicide Commandos. Music that is short and sweet with a black eye.
Listen http://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/color-tv

WORSE rubber burner LP
New York City’s WORSE have made an LP of noisy rock’n’roll songs that don’t shy away from being punk.  The band relies heavily on pop sensibilities while having guitars that blare through sounding not unlike the classic 90’s bands HARVEY MILK and HAMMERHEAD.  The slugging-drawls of the instruments bleed into the two-singer vocals and what you’re left with is a puddle of punk rock goodness.  The arrangements are complicated even in their brute force and the quick psychedelic dives show just how compelling a two minute, three chord song can be.  The band has been compared to “Floyd the Barber”-era NIRVANA and FLIPPER, but this LP draws more from bands like COWS or even BUTTHOLE SURFERS than it does the Pacific Northwest sound.  The hardest part of describing “RUBBER BURNER” is that all nine songs stand alone independent of each other.  The members of worse have been in bands like NOMOS, BATTLETORN, GRIDS, and SYPHILITIC LUST and all three members played together in NYC’s unforgiving SHOXX.  “RUBBER BURNER” was recorded by BEN GREENBERG and mastered by WILL KILLINGSWORTH.
Listen https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-burner

BIB pop 7” 
Omaha, Nebraskas BIB presents POP. Their follow up release to their 2015 Demo. POP takes you on a panicked journey through a wormhole of anxiety and isolation. BIB continues their wall of noise style production on this release, with delayed vocals that sound like they’re being tossed off of a mountain. BIB mixes quick, full chord riffs with crushing breakdowns. Vocals weave between child like shrill barks, primordial grunts, and pressure reducing singing. The final track, P. M. F. ends the record with a chaotic blast of organ that perfectly captures BIB’s pop and hardcore sound.
Listen http://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/pop

YOUTH AVOIDERS spare parts 7”
Spare Parts is the new recording from Paris’s Youth Avoiders.  The EP offers 4 new songs in the same vein as their 2014 album (also on Deranged) where the band perfected their brand of fast melodic hardcore like Career Suicide meets hook driven punk of the Red Dons.
Listen https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/spare-parts

VIOLENT MINDS eyes of death + bonus tracks LP
Repress of the glorious hardcore classic album EYES OF DEATH by Violent Minds, remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege with two bonus tracks.  The repress also includes new art from Raf the Might/Too Many Skulls.
For the uninitiated, Violent Minds was/is Zach Amsters who temporarily relocated to Toronto to join No Warning in early 2000s.  They wrote two incredible 7”s (s/t and Riot) and then in 2007 this monster album was recorded along with a few Philadelphia locals.  Fast forward to 2012, Zach assembles a different crew in Boston and records a handful of new tracks with Chris Cory at the Paincave studio.  This repress includes 2 tracks (Prison Planet & False Prophets) from this 2012 session.  Features members of No Warning, Fucked Up, Boston Strangler, Mind Eraser, No Tolerance, Shark Attack, The Rival Mob.

Please note we also have a hand full of test presses for this title available for $30 in our online store.
Listen https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/eyes-of-death-bonus

In case you missed these recent gems:
TENEMENT self titled LP
After the release of last year’s highly anticipated double LP masterpiece, “Predatory Headlights,” comes a new 12” EP by the Wisconsin punk outfit known as Tenement. This self-titled record includes the newly mastered 5-song tour EP only previously released to a limited 50 cassettes, as well as two new unreleased tracks. Like most Tenement releases, this record transitions willingly into a different side of the band, one that’s a little less punk and a little more pop. It’s a sound that’s been poking it’s way through the band’s decade long tarp, finally stretching a hole large enough to crawl out of. The band has always stayed steadfast to being one big polychromatic puzzle. No singular record can properly portray their musical identity as a whole. Here lies yet another piece to the ongoing puzzle, a puzzle many fans surely hope won’t get solved anytime soon.  Limited Orange vinyl available while copies last.

BIB ‘demo’ 7”
When you hear Omaha, Nebraska, you might think of steak, Warren Buffet, or Saddle Creek Records. But you probably don’t think of hardcore. In comes BIB. Noisey, blown out hardcore from the middle of nowhere. Following the “everything louder than everything else approach” to their demo, Bibs already colossal riffs sound like an avalanche when the bottom drops. Squirmy effected vocals veer their sound from huge to weird. Live, sometimes seen with 3 guitar players, Bib takes their wall of sound to a whole new level that will leave your eardrums vibrating. The straight ahead, downstroke pounding demo has been compared to the likes of Hoax mixed with Pissed Jeans. Originally released on a limited run of self dubbed tapes, Bib is happy to bring their demo to life as a 7 inch with help from Deranged. 

Cult Values was formed in October 2014 in Berlin as an international collaboration between people from the USA, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. After recording a much acclaimed demo in 2015 (out on Berlin’s own Static Age Rec.) and a line up change on drums right after, CV started playing tons of shows in Germany and the periphery as well as writing songs for an LP.

Musically, there is something very early American hardcore meets moody punk about their sound, defined by fast, melodic, and confident guitar play reminiscent of Articles of Faith and more recently Criminal Code.  Cult Values deliver 10 tracks of potent dark hardcore that will surely leave those hungry for a solid contemporary take on a classic sound quite satisfied.

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I am expecting my copies of the BIB demo 7”, TENEMENT s/t LP, and CULT VALUES s/t LP to arrive at my place next week at which point all orders will be packed and shipping on my next trip to the US which won’t be long.  Canada Post is likely going on strike this week which will shut down mail service in Canada.  Lots of new releases in the works.

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Red Dons, LI, Spectres

Three new releases are scheduled to arrive at H/Q next week.  Pretty excited about these.  Lots in the cooker for summer.

L.I. on the corner LP (DY284) 
“How often do we witness punk bands that seem to rebirth effortless clones of themselves when their previous projects disband? It seems unfamiliar to catch a band that challenge, and progress with their sound. The now expired Freak Vibe has reformed with their new vocalist, Gabe Gutierrez as L.I. (aka Lysol).  Gabe’s earnest vocals are a breathe of fresh air from a sound that was beginning to be pastiche of a signature Australian howl that once co-existed within the band. The swampy, reverb drenched guitar of Chad Bucklew are still accompanied by the pummeling and driving rhythm section of Xtine Lundberg and Anthony Gaviria who keep locked as Gabe expels his words, and give Chad room to displace his breaking fuzzed out tone. The sound still take odes to the 60’s and 70’s, but now with bottled intensity of the early 80’s. The soundtrack of overtly caffeinated, chain smoking freaks. “

SPECTRES utopia LP (DY269) 
Utopia is an 8-song offering of gloomy and compelling gothy postpunk that shows the five piece evolving further along the road to more complex melodies, guitar lines, and singer Brian Gustavson pushing his vocals into higher ranges, adding a more dynamic cast to the overall song selections here. Put bluntly, Utopia is a magical postpunk masterpiece: while the Spectres’ earliest EPs and songs had a gritty Warsaw/Crisis feel, Utopia is a lush and shimmering document of doomy greatness, one of the crowning albums of the current postpunk and deathrock revival. It’s more firmly in the ballpark of bands like The Sound or the early 4AD “lush” postpunk bands of the early 1980s than the band’s earlier material.
Utopia is the band’s 3rd LP and was recorded in 2015, but has been delayed for various reasons. It showcases an evolution towards a more nuanced sound – the vocals are more echoey, the guitars feel more atmospheric and shimmery, and Nathan Szilagyi’s driving bass provides a firm underpinning for each track. On tracks like the penultimate “Strange Weather” – which was originally supposed to be the title of their last LP – Mitch Allen’s drumming chops shine through brilliantly. 
From Oliver Sheppard via CVLTnation.com

RED DONS dead hand of tradition LP (DY275)
Five years after their seminal “Fake Meets Failure” LP, Red Dons return with their junior album “The Dead Hand of Tradition”.
A lot has happened in those five years.
Two of the band’s core members Douglas Burns and Hajji Husayn left their hometown Portland, Oregon behind, for Chicago and London. They recorded and released a slew of singles on labels like Grave Mistake and Dirtnap (including a collaboration with TV Smith of UK punk legends The Adverts). Despite the distance between them, they’ve managed to tour regularly in North America and Europe.
In January 2015, they reconvened in Portland to record “The Dead Hand of Tradition” at Buzz Or Howl Studios, the same establishment where they recorded the album’s predecessor. “The Dead Hand of Tradition” features ten new tracks of their signature dark, driving, melodic punk rock sound. The formula of their distinctive songwriting hasn’t changed, but has matured as a result of having five more nomadic years under their belts. These new experiences have only added to the themes of alienation, emigration, and loss, present in their music.

Punknews review:
Distance is something Red Dons know all about. With members spread across the globe, even simple things like getting together to record a few songs can become complicated exercises in coordination. That probably explains why we’ve waited more than five years for a new Red Dons full-length, though the band hasn’t exactly stayed silent during the period between records. Last year saw Red Dons team up with TV Smith for the A Vote For the Unknown 7-inch, while the previous year saw the release of the excellent Notes on the Underground 7-inch.

The first thing that’s clear on The Dead Hand of Tradition is that the band’s formula hasn’t changed. And frankly, there’s no reason it should. Red Dons have perfected a recipe that combines post-punk gloom with the driving beat of classic punk rock and the melodic leanings of bands far poppier. While the model is the same, there’s a key addition that amps things up, and that addition is guitarist Ruby Sparks. She brings a crunch that adds a new layer to the band’s sound, and it’s particularly noticeable on tracks like album opener “The Good Disciple,” as well as the record’s title track. Both songs are instantly recognizable as Red Dons tracks, but the added power of Sparks’ guitar gives them even more of an edge than before.

Thematically speaking, the record treads similar territory to the band’s previous output, but the subject matter never feels tired. While one could categorize the tone as melancholy, it’s a different kind of melancholy than that which is often associated with modern punk. It’s certainly not the emo-tinged gruff punk rock that’s so popular today. It’s much more a timeless melancholy, like a veil of darkness spurred by a feeling of disconnection from the people, places and things one cares about. Singer/guitarist Douglas Burns isn’t just projecting his problems, he’s singing about the thoughts and feelings we all have, and he’s doing it with an urgency that we can all relate to.

When a band is more used to putting out 7-inches than albums, there’s always a worry that the full-length can fail to capture the same energy of a shorter release. Thankfully the sequencing of the album prevents that from happening, as every time it seems like the energy level begins to dip, something exciting happens and raises it back up again. Red Dons prove on The Dead Hand of Tradition that they can keep pace over the long haul. Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait so long to hear them do it again.

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LOTS of new titles coming out between now and late February and all are now available for preorder.  Just a friendly reminder for US buyers that you can select the $6 light packet shipping option for up to 4 x LPs assuming you can be patient with your order.  This option involves me shipping from media mail which only happens about once a month when I cross into the US.

TENEMENT the blind wink LP (DY265) 
The repress of Tenement’s second album, The Blind Wink courtesy of Deranged Records.  Their first album Napalm Dream was heavy on the high octane catchy punk, and definitely great but The Blink Wink is where the band found their confidence and compiled a very distinct and mixed sounding album’s worth of material.  From the Replacements, the Descendents, and the Lemonheads, the influences are obvious and the delivery spot on. 
I am not sure how a band that is so deeply rooted in hardcore punk ends up creating such a diverse and strong album so early in their ‘career’ but Tenement have managed to comfortably move beyond the confines of the punk song and keep us captivated. 
“This record is a beautiful oddity.” Razorcake Magazine
***available in both black vinyl and limited color vinyl
Listen here https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-blind-wink
Order here http://www.derangedrecords.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=784

WAVELESS spirit island 12” (DY272)
WAVELESS is a three piece living in MPLS /// playing layered reverberating
music. // Finding inspiration in the likes of Slowdive, Neil Young, and Sonic
Youth // “Its moody without being saccharine and sincere without being
self-indulgent.”  Previously playing together in the short lived noisy punk band
TOTAL TRASH /// and forming in it’s demise ///
Listen here:  https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/spirit-island
Order here http://www.derangedrecords.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=782

TOTAL ABUSE excluded LP (DY278)
The Total Abuse has been a band since 2007.  They have released three LPs and two 7"s, and they are considered one of the creators of a rare mixture of the old school hardcore punk sound with 80s industrial / noise aesthetics.  Many bands have tried to copy their sound and vibe but no one has been able to emulate the pure hellish intensity of Total Abuse.

Excluded is their 4th full length LP and was recorded in Austin,TX at Ohm recording studio and produced by David Williams.  After the pure noise sludge mess of Prison Sweat the band decided to take their songs to a different place by focusing on pure riffs.  Each song batters the listener down with raging buzz saw guitar riffs and unadulterated heaviness.  Total Abuse have always been huge fans of true guitar gods like Nirvana and Slayer and here it is most apparent.  These new Total Abuse tracks are still filthy and as noise drenched as ever, but is an album with a stealth and form unlike the three before it.  Excluded is an album about survival, an album about identity, an album (as always) about obsession.  Excluded is Total Abuse at their best!
Listen here https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/excluded
Order Here http://www.derangedrecords.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=786

PRESSING ON no defeat no capitulation 12” (DY282)
Portland’s based Pressing on put out a small amount of tapes earlier this year, which was more of a rough version of the totally remastered and mixed know known as the “No defeat, no capitulation” record, and boy did it turn out louder and clearer then i would’ve imagined. Pressing On consists of members of the late and great Talk Is poison, as well as from Ashes Rise, and the still going Raw Nerves. Expect nothing less then total anthemic and defiant hardcore with all around great musicianship, and strong sense of melody in that great Talk Is poison style, yet holding their own. A clenched fist pumper for sure.

Available in both black vinyl and red vinyl
Listen here https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/no-defeat-no-capitulation
Order here http://www.derangedrecords.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=788

OAF s/t 7” (DY281)
Debut 7” from newish Vancouver hardcore band. Evil riffs, raw tone, driving beats and manic vocals. Expressing the stress anxiety and rage of living in an insane world. Stuck in a web of violence and oppression, on the bottom of a hierarchy where capital is the sole representation of power and influence. Seeing the game for what it is and understand that in a dying world you must CHEAT 2 SURVIVE.
Listen here
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CRETINS meat 7” (DY280) 
CRETINS rear their ugly heads yet again with six new cuts of destructive hardcore punk on “Meat”.  This is a completely savage recording that harnesses the pure hatred of Poison Idea and depraved genius of Cleveland’s finest into one crushing EP. This is not the safe, easygoing, or experimental garbage that has crept into HC punk in recent years.  CRETINS’ approach here is simple - hard hitting and forceful songwriting with lyrics that espouse a clear distaste for humanity.  Executed much faster and tighter than previous material, if there’s one CRETINS release to end it all to, “Meat” surely wins out.
Listen here https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/meat
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DESGRACIADOS humanidad en la obscuridad 7” (DY277)
Talk about left field – a blazing Spanish hardcore punk band from Calgary/Vancouver – who knew?  Absolute scorching hardcore punk – no frills no gimmick.  A solid 4 song EP that will definitely please fans of international hardcore punk.  Art by Matt Bellosi
Listen here https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/humanidad-en-la-obscuridad-2
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TV FREAKS bad luck charms LP on ltd color vinyl
We have limited color copies of this title and the band screened limited covers on both Red and Yellow covers.  Both are available on the online store.

VIOLENT MINDS eyes of death LP
LYSOL on the corner LP
TENEMENT new 12”
RED DONS the dead hand of tradition LP

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TV FREAKS bad luck charms LP/CD & HELTA SKELTA beyond the black stump LP


TV FREAKS bad luck charms LP/CD
With a fistful of singles and two albums to hide behind, Hamilton, ON’s TV FREAKS spew up a miasma of contradictions for their third LP: angular yet liquid, chunky but with gravy, and like a sour grape, hard to keep down - it’s the aptly titled Bad Luck Charms. A trio of underground rock royalty brought the album to life, with production from Dallas Good (THE SADIES, ELEVATOR, THE FILTHY GAZE OF EUROPE), mixing from Don Pyle (SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET, CRASH KILLS FIVE), and mastering from Mikey Young (TOTAL CONTROL, EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING) - TV Freaks’ new record is art made by near-descendants of early man and as intricate and nuanced as a Biblical fresco, painted with a boulder instead of a brush. Pummelling primal rhythm blocks battle with snaky guitars and static-shock bass as a man cries out and rips his own shirt off, with nothing more to offer but his own flesh. Is our luck about to turn? US customers, you can select the $6 option if you can wait a few extra weeks for your order. This will allow me to ship media mail from the US which I do every 3 weeks or so **** US tour in the works for 2016 listen to one track here - https://soundcloud.com/gordon-dufresne/tv-freaks-thirteen

HELTA SKELTA beyond the black stump LP
Helta Skelta is the newest face of Australian punk - there I said it. Granted they already have an album and a few singles under their belt, Beyond the Black Stump sounds very different from previous outputs and believe this is the album people have been waiting for them to write. It’s hands-down their strongest batch of songs, and the recording does them complete justice. The various elements of this album have always been there, swirling in the soup of varied influences and ideas these guys soak in, but this album smacks of a band getting its ducks in a row. In particular, Jon’s vocals have mellowed from an earlier, more aggressive hardcore delivery into a brilliantly snarky, deadpan, sardonic drawl that draws easy comparison to EDDIE CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING or X. The guitars are tight, choppy and bright, the bass and drums pin the beat down with straightforward but rock-solid rhythms. US customers, you can select the $6 option if you can wait a few extra weeks for your order. This will allow me to ship media mail from the US which I do every 3 weeks or so **** US tour in the works for January 2016 listen to one track here https://soundcloud.com/gordon-dufresne/helta-skelta-pretty-girl

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Pleasure Leftists ‘the woods of heaven’ LP

It’s with great pride that we offer ‘the woods of heaven’ by the Pleasure Leftists. Full album stream is available here https://soundcloud.com/gordon-dufresne/sets/pleasure-leftists-the-woods-of
The Woods of Heaven is the band’s first proper LP after a string of EPs and singles through labels such as Katorga Works, Fan Death Records, and its current home, Deranged Records. This album features an aggressive tone with tense yet catchy songs such as “Cannon” and “Heaven’s Rocker.” Lead single “You You” is a perfect showcase of just how impressive a vocalist Haley Morris is—not only in her range but in her audible confidence, which propels every track like an engine motor.

Limited color vinyl and regular black vinyl are available to order.  Records have pressed but orders will not ship for another 3 weeks (when they arrive at the office).  thanks

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TV FREAKS - bad luck charms streaming ‘Thirteen’

The third album by Hamilton’s TV FREAKS is due out this fall.  Without a doubt, this is their best record and we are happy to offer up the first single for your listening pleasure.  You can stream ‘thirteen’ via Noisey or Exclaim below:



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PLEASURE LEFTISTS new single protection - now streaming

The second single from PLEASURE LEFTISTS upcoming album ’ the woods of heaven’ is now available at NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/08/05/429333110/vikings-choice-pleasure-leftists-protection

I am now accepting pre-orders for this release along with CENTURY PALM 7” and FLOWERS OF EVIL LP. 

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HELTA SKELTA - beyond the black stump LP stream

Here is the first single from the upcoming album by Australia’s Helta Skelta due out this fall. 


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PLEASURE LEFTISTS ‘you/you’ stream

We recently released the first single ‘You/You’ from Pleasure Leftists upcoming album ‘the woods of heaven’ due out August 21st.  Order information will be coming in early August. You can listen to YOU/YOU here:


Lots of love from Noisey, Pitchfork, Impose, ADHOC, and MTV IGGY so far. Feel free to share and post the stream elsewhere.

The band is also touring part of the west coast USA and Canada.  Please visit their facebook for dates:

VIOLENT MINDS eyes of death ART
I am looking for an artist to redesign the jacket art for VIOLENT MINDS eyes of death album.  The record has been remastered and now includes two bonus tracks.  Please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if that’s something that might interest you.

HURULA betongbarn 12”
Four years after the end of his punk band Masshysteri, Robert Hurula returned with a solo album under his last name: Vi Är Människorna Som Våra Föräldrar Varnade Oss För. The LP achieved wide acclaim in Hurula’s native Sweden and cult adoration in the U.S. Hurula follows that album with the Betongbarn 12”. Two new songs and two covers cut through the ever-present tension of daily life, screaming and fighting. All the songs bursts with conviction, feeling brilliant like an aced quiz or triumphant like revenge on a junior high bully. Screeching guitars propel the chorus of “Betongbarn” to cosmic heights. Hurula knows how to craft a hook, like Hüsker Dü or fellow Swedes Jonas Game or Terrible Feelings. “Tyna bort” throws out the reggae foundation of Ebba Grön’s original for three and half minutes of punk discord and vocal calls to action. “Ge oss nått som är sant” cuts John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” in half and morphs it into a rager with classic 1960s girl group-style harmonies. You can listen to the EP here

NO PROBLEM kid killer 7” (DY266)
New 7” is out now and the band just returned from their third European tour.  You can listen to the 7” here https://soundcloud.com/gordon-dufresne/sets/no-problem-kid-killer

For all US mailorder clients - selected the flat rate option of $6 at check out for your shipping. I go to the US and ship out media mail once a month – you just got to be a little patient.

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TERRIBLE FEELINGS tremors LP (DY263) OUT NOW – ships early JUNE
The glorious return of TERRIBLE FEELINGS.  For the last 6 years, Sweden’s Terrible Feelings have been blazing a trail of power pop meets Killed by Death punk. The band’s new LP, Tremors, pushes them further in songwriting and intensity. Remember the last time you heard a catchy song and couldn’t get it out of your head? Imagine that for 12 blistering tracks. Available to order at the online store.

HURULA betongbarn 12” (DY264) OUT NOW – ships early JUNE
4 more songs at 45rpm for Robert Hurula.  Known for his previous bands - Masshysteri, The Vicious, and Regulations, HURULA blends elements of punk, post punk, garage, and no-wave. The new line up includes 2/3 of TERRIBLE FEELINGS. Limited colored vinyl available at the online store.

NO PROBLEM kid killer 7” (DY266)
Not out yet but next in line.  The band is going to euro-land again this summer.  See here for details https://www.facebook.com/noproblemedmonton?fref=photo

For all US mailorder clients - selected the flat rate option of $6 at check out for your shipping. I go to the US and ship out media mail once a month – you just got to be a little patient.

TENEMENT blink wink LP
VIOLENT MINDS eyes of death + bonus songs LP

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WILDHONEY sleep through it LP

The WILDHONEY is out and the band planning to be on the road quite a bit over the year.  Reviews have been great and the records is almost sold out.  Mailorder copies have all shipped out.  thanks

up next are new TERRIBLE FEELINGS ‘tremors’ LP, HURULA ‘betongbarn’ 12” EP, the NO PROBLEM ‘kid killer’ 7”.

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WILDHONEY sleep through it LP

Debut LP from Baltimore’s shoegazers is now available for pre-orders.  The records have been pressed and we expect them to arrive here in late January/early February.  **US customers - the check out process offers few different shipping options. IF you can wait a few weeks for your order to ship out, US customers ordering 5 x records of less can select LIGHT PACKET FLAT RATE for $6. I will be shipping these media mail (no tracking) from the US but i only cross over the border once a month. 

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Busy couple months.  The last wave of releases for 2014 are now upon us.  All these are now available for pre-order and are all scheduled to complete in the month of October.

You can listen to all of these new titles here: https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/

****FOR US CUSTOMERS *** I now offer media mail shipping assuming you are flexible with the shipping date.  I have to physically drive into the US to ship your order and I only do that every 3-4 weeks.  So assuming you want to save some money on shipping and you are patient, you can order up to 4 x 12”s and select the flat $6 rate at check out.

HURULA Vi Ar Manniskorna Vara Foraldrar Varnade Oss For LP (DY261)
The stunning debut from Robert Hurula Petterson is now available in North America.  Known for his previous bands - Masshysteri, The Vicious, and Regulations, HURULA blends elements of punk, post punk, garage, and no-wave and delivers what might very well be one of the best of post punk records of 2014.

The Number Ones (AKA THE #1s) will take you to power pop heaven with their razor sharp 10 track self titled debut album. They are a Dublin based four-piece featuring members of Cian Nugent and The Cosmos (Matador / No Quarter), Cheap Freaks (Big Neck), Strong Boys (Milk Run), and The Pacifics (Bachelor). Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you’ve heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it’s welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors.”  7.9 on Pitchfork if that means anything to anyone.  European pressing is on Static Shock.  They are doing a short East Coast tour of the USA in October.

Here’s the first proper full length album by this California powerhouse. After a slew of singles and EPs, this Long Beach, CA based quartet develop their style of aggressive Dangerhouse Records meets early 80s SoCal Hardcore even further. Yes, the L.A. Times called them a “female fronted BLACK FLAG” – it’s that band. 12 new cuts of pre-Reagan, post-neutron bomb hardcore punk.

HASSLER fed, worked, and watered LP (DY257)
Hardcore punk band from Toronto Canada founded in 2012. Featuring a very long x members list from bands you may know from the past blah blah won’t bore you with that. After releasing a 7” ep on schizophrenic records and a follow up on beach impediment records, the band’s sound is fully realized on this new LP for deranged/cut the cord that. A furious mash up of hardcore punk sounds from the past with no concern for current trends. Vocalist Jay Chisamore delivers the goods through 16 storming tracks. No 10 minute nowadays style hc “mini lp” here but a full length lp of unrelenting and enraged HC done for real.

THE NEW FLESH the absurd LP (DY252)
Hailing from Oakland, California, The New Flesh delivers driving, melodic dark post-punk with the speed and aggression of hardcore. These somber but upbeat songs deal with issues of the personal, political and an intersection of both: alienation within the context of capitalism. Featuring members of Neon Piss, Deskonocidos, and Vaaska,

TOTAL ABUSE looking for love 7” (DY253)
Total Abuse, the ugly boys from Texas return after a two year hiatus with Looking For Love, a 3 track 7” EP ...Expect dissonant, debased, sleaze filled dirgy hell tunes… You either love them or hate them but you know to expect the filthiest ear shredding hardcore around. Looking For Love is the a search for forgiveness through the trash filled alley ways and underbelly of a seedy Texas city… Cover art by Jamie Fletcher… Back cover and an incredible illustrated 10 page booklet by Matthew Bellosi. Mastered by Dan Randall of Mammoth Sounds.

VOIGHT-KAMPFF last house on the right b/w little dyings 7” (DY259)
The first new VK recording in 3 years and what a gem it is. Now residing in separate states, Sulier and Swanson-White return with two new dark moody tracks rooted in punk but definitely post-punk in delivery. “Last House on the Right” is the definitive standout of the two with Swanson-White’s new-wavy guitar rhythm combined with for Sulier’s baritone vocals, making this a one of the better post punk track of 2014. Unfortunately it’s only two songs but with any luck we’ll see a new album in 2015.

RED DONS a vote for the unknown 7” (DY260)
A Vote for the Unknown is a collaborative effort between punk legend TV SMITH and the RED DONS. The former ADVERTS front man provides the lyrics and vocals to music recorded by the Red Dons. Tracked in a Swedish bomb shelter and mixed by Hajji Husayn at the NORTH LONDON BOMB FACTORY, A Vote for the Unknown is a must have for any ADVERTS fan looking for one more offering from TV SMITH backed by a punk band.

LIFE LIKE savages 7” (DY251)
Life Like’s debut EP, Savages, opens with the force of a Mack truck driven by a bull, hellbent and dead set on demolishing the china shop in his crosshairs. As raw and primal as the EP’s name implies, the no-frills, thunderous introductory breakdown sets the tone for what is to come as the rest of the six-track offering continues to pummel its listeners into submission, alternating to and from high-speed fury and catastrophic end-of-the-world mosh. From the album’s grimy-as-fuck cover art (by Martin “Lumpy” Meyer) to the music’s thick, dirty production, the entire affair is exactly as real as true hardcore should be: No bullshit, no marathon songs, no posers allowed. Music to riot to and songs for smashing your fist into the wall until all you pull back is a bleeding shapeless stump. Savage indeed. Words by Daniel Hill.

CROSS a vote for the unknown 7” (DY258)
CROSS is an swedish punk musical duo, active since 2012 and composed of vocalist and drummer from now long gone Masshysteri. Their unholy meltdown of punk and free jazz blast through this two-song 7” in a blindingly bright and blazingly hard demeanor. Trebly noisy guitars, machine-driven drums and vocals crawling on top of each other to be heard, make up this duo’s subterranean sounding debut.

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Listen to it here : http://www.cvltnation.com/a-post-punk-anthem-cvlt-nation-streaming-voight-kampff-last-house-on-the-right/
Order here: http://www.derangedrecords.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=729&osCsid=45b366be105046845ce32eab21cf4d63

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THE NUMBER ONES and TOTAL ABUSE 7” vinyl has arrived and will be shipping in the next week.  HURULA preorders are now up and enjoy this: http://www.cvltnation.com/cvlt-nation-video-premiere-stream-hurula-stockholm-brinner-allt-ska-forsvinna/

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THE NUMBER ONES album is on press this week which means I should have records very soon.  The HURULA album is also in production and expected in 6 weeks, more details on that one coming shortly.  TOTAL ABUSE 7” is now done and expect ordering information next week.

Go and enjoy the last bit of summer.

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STOIC VIOLENCE ‘chained’ 12” was slightly delayed in production but expect to have that sorted shortly.  For those who ordered, expect that shortly.

THE NUMBER ONES (AKA THE #1s) will take you to power pop heaven with their razor sharp 10 track self titled debut album. They are a Dublin based four-piece featuring members of Cian Nugent and The Cosmos (Matador / No Quarter), Cheap Freaks (Big Neck), Strong Boys (Milk Run), and The Pacifics (Bachelor). Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you’ve heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it’s welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors.”

European pressing of the vinyl is being handled by Static Shock Records in the UK.

Up for preorder at the deranged store now. 

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New Titles Shipping

The following releases are now out:

PREGNANCY SCARES mind control 7”

All orders are packed and shipping in the next week with the exception of STOIC VIOLENCE which will be arrive to me in about a week.  it will be worth the wait. Also worth mentioning, for US mailorder customers, you can now order any 3x 12"s and select the lightpacket shipping option of $6 so long as you are willing to wait a few weeks for me to ship (i cross the border into the US monthly). 

New titles at the plant:

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summer music is here. spread this - thanks!


The #1s Don’t Have a #1 Yet but “heartsmash,” Streaming Now, Should Be Yours | NOISEY noisey.vice.com
Power-pop-perfection, due on Deranged Records in August 5

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New Releases

STOIC VIOLENCE chained 12”
NO PROBLEM LP already dead
PLEASURE LEFTISTS 1st 12” (fandeath repress)
PREGNANCY SCARES mind control 7”

The first wave of releases have arrived and have started shipping out.  These include: INSTITUTE 12”, NO PROBLEM LP, and DAVIDIANS.  The ARCTIC FLOWERS LP, PREGNANCY SCARES 7” and PLEASURE LEFTISTS 12” have all pressed but have not yet arrived at my place just yet.  The STOIC VIOLENCE won’t be too far behind.  If you haven’t noticed, US customers can order up to 3x LPs for $6 shipping (assuming you are flexible with the shipping date – I have to cross the border to make this work).

You can preview all these here: https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/

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One of the many bands popping up in Austin’s buzzing punk scene, Institute leans to the punk side of post-punk. They recall Crisis & Coitus Int. with a mix of anarcho bands thrown in there too.  Members of Wiccans, Glue, & Recide.  This 12” is a vinyl pressing of their superb demo.  We have 70 copies on TAN colored vinyl for those interested. They also have a fantastic 7” coming out in Katorga Works in the near future.  Tour dates below:
May 3rd - Austin Kick Off Show w/ Recide & Glue
May 9th - Houston, TX w/ Back to Back and Mystic Inane
May 10th - New Orleans, LA w/ Mystic Inane
May 11th - Atlanta, GA
May 12th - Raleigh, NC w/ Black Drugs, RHDP +1 @ the Roux
May 13th - Richmond, VA w/ Mercy Killings and Tendril
May 14th - DC w/ Protester + 1
May 15th - Philadelphia, PA w/ New Crime and Bad Energy
May 16th - New York City w/ Ivy +1
May 17th - New York City
May 18th - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Ugly Parts +1
May 19th - Providence, RI w/ Ratstab +1
May 20th - Day off in Newport, RI
May 21st - Boston, MA w/ Leather Daddy +1
May 22nd - Western Mass w/ Gay Mayor and Dry Socket at the barn
May 23rd - Day off in Western Mass
May 24th - Montreal, CA with Aube +1
May 25th - Toronto, CA (that’s canada)* w/ Hank Wood + ?
May 26th - Detroit, MI* w/ Anonymous Touch at the Precinct
May 27th - Hammond,IN* w/ Big Zit, Carbonleak, and Public Assault
May 28th - Chicago, IL* w/ Gas Rag and Final Grin
May 29th - St. Louis, MO* w/ Trauma Harness and Black Panties at Plush
May 30th - KC, MO* w/ Blood Shaman
May 31st - Ft. Worth TX w/ The Sentenced, Lacerations
June 1st - Austin* w/ Nothing
*—> with Destruction Unit  
Listen to album here: https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-ep

STOIC VIOLENCE ‘chained’ 12”
The return of California’s STOIC VIOLENCE comes in the form of 8 new songs pressed on the always great 12” 45rpm format, housed in a gatefold jacket featuring some sick art from LA artist Austin Delgadilo.  The 8 songs on ‘CHAINED’ are mean, ugly, and punishing.  Record comes out in mid/late May, on black vinyl only.  This is a split release with Video Disease.
Listen to album here: https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/chained

NO PROBLEM ‘already dead’ LP
New album from Edmonton’s NO PROBLEM. After their stellar debut they deliver a sophomore full-length that takes their frustrated and paranoid hardcore-punk to a new level. Still taking cues from BLACK FLAG, D.O.A. or TSOL, they add darker and more melodic elements to the mix. This is music for maladjusted adults who are too old to be able to relate to teenage problems, but whose feelings of alienation have in no way withered with age, and are looking for something that musically and lyrically captures the frustration of adult punk life. NO PROBLEM effectively fusing hardcore with catchy yet aggressive or paranoid melody.
They are going on their 2nd European this in May with Voight Kampff. 
Listen to album here: https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/were-already-dead
13.05.2014 Amsterdam - Vrankrijk
14.05.2014 Münster - Baracke
15.05.2014 Aalborg - 1000 Fryd
16.05.2014 Bremen - G 18
17.05.2014 Copenhagen - Dödsmaskinen
18.05.2014 Stockholm - tba
19.05.2014 Oslo - Deichmanske Bibliotek Grünerløkka
20.05.2014 HELP
21.05.2014 Örebrö - Kulturföreningen “Stationen”
22.05.2014 Hamburg - Ms Hedi
23.05.2014 Leipzig - Zoro
24.05.2014 Warsaw - Club CDQ (w/ Hysterics)
25.05.2014 Wroclaw - CRK
26.05.2014 Berlin - Koma F
27.05.2014 Vienna - EKH
28.05.2014 Budapest - Trafik Klub
29.05.2014 Zagreb - Grey Room
30.05.2014 Bologna - Atlantide
31.05.2014 Milano - Cox 18 (w/ Condominium)
01.06.2014 Munich - Kafe Kult
02.06.2014 Tübingen - Epplehaus
03.06.2014 Paris - La Mécanique Ondulatoire
04.06.2014 Kortrijk - The Pits

VK have a new 7” coming out this summer and an album later in the year.  They are also touring Europe this May with NO PROBLEM (above).  More information as it comes available. 

The album comes out next month (late May).  Here is a review fro CVLT Nation: ‘After last year’s excellent “Procession” EP, an EP that showcased the Flowers’ talent for combining the tradition of anarcho/peace punk with a postpunk sensibility, the new “Weaver” LP continues in much the same vein. The first side kicks off with the energetic track “Magdalene” and the pace doesn’t let up too much from there, culminating in the barnstorming track “Anamnesis,” which employs a riff that reminds me of a Rudimentary Peni track (specifically, “The Evil Clergyman” off RP’s “Cacophony“). But it’s Side 2 that contains my favorite tracks off this new release. The second side kicks off with the memorable track “Byzantine”; guitarist Stan Wright lays down a chunky, Killing Joke-esque riff (think of that band’s song “Tension” mixed with “The Wait”), complemented by frontwoman Alex’s vocals, which recall the classic goth-punk of bands like Rubella Ballet and Lost Cherrees. The following title track, “Weaver,” is another winner – just a great mid-tempo punk rocker that, in true Arctic Flowers fashion, blurs the boundaries between classic punk, postpunk, and early gothic rock.
That’s the genius of Arctic Flowers, though, on full display in this new offering: their ability to recombine and synthesize, in new and interesting ways, the traditions of gothic rock and anarcho-punk into a novel, fresh whole. Stan’s nimble guitar is pushed to the fore in the mix of most songs. The rhythm section isn’t far behind, though: Cliff’s drums cover a wide expanse of tempos, from the slower gothic dirge of “Dirges Dwell” (which features a Joy Division-esque bass and guitar opening, harkening back to “Dead Souls”) to the uptempo barnstormer that is Side 1′s late track, “Anamnesis.” Bassist Lee’s work centers the band’s arrangements perfectly, like the lodestar around which one orients a compass. As always, Arctic Flowers’ playing is smart, thoughtful, passionate, centered, and succinct. It is at turns intricate and blunt, subtle and heavy. The long-running DIY background of the band’s members imparts to the songs an urgency one is not likely to find in the more disingenuous bands trying to hop on the recent goth-punk bandwagon.  Weaver is simply an excellent LP.’
Listen to album here: https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/weaver

Deranged is repressing their debut LP, previously on FanDeath records.  Should have this out in late May.  Hold tight.  They are also touring Europe in May and will have a new album in fall 2014. The demo songs I’ve heard so far are excellent.
4/30 - Bielefeld, Germany
5/1 - Kortrijk, Belgium
5/2 - London, UK
5/3 - Manchester, UK
5/4 - Norwich, UK
5/5 - Nottingham, UK
5/6 - Paris, France
5/7 - Tübingen, Germany
5/8 - Zürich, Switzerland
5/9 - Bologna, Italy
5/10 - Zagreb, Croatia
5/11 - Budapest, Hungary
5/12 - Graz, Austria
5/13 - Brno, Czech Republic
5/14 - Berlin, Germany
5/15 - Hamburg, Germany
5/16 - Giessen, Germany
5/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Album has been recorded and will be out this summer along with tons of touring.  More information forthcoming over the next month or so. 

LIFE LIKE 7”, DAVIDIANS 7”, PREGNANCY SCARE 7” and #1’s LP are in the works

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WILDHONEY album coming late summer on deranged/Forward.  I expect great things.  In the meantime, you can listen to SEVENTEEN over and over again.


april 11 athens, oh @ Smiling Skull w/ Katherine, Sega Genocide and Satanarchy
april 12 louisville, ky @ The Cure Lounge w/Aphids and Comforter
april 13 bloomington, in @ Rachels Cafe w/ Kam Kama
april 14 chicago,il @ Empty Bottle w/ Doomsquad
april 15 millwakee, wi @ Quarters w/ Technicolor Teeth and Blonder
april 16 detroit, mi @ Trumbullplex w/ Tyvek, PRC, Roachclip
april 17 cleveland, oh @ Now That’s Class w/ Sails, Field Trip, The Sleeps
april 18 pittsburgh,pa @ Garfield Artworks w/ Barlow and Brighside
april 19 frederick, md @ Cafe Nola w/ Ghost Hotel, Dead Monk, Crimson Wave

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Preview track from upcoming 12” on Deranged/Video Disease this spring   http://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/chained

CRIMINAL CODE no device REVIEWS from cvltnation.com:
Criminal Code from Tacoma, Washington, play an anthemic, sneakingly melodic mixture of post-punk and post-hardcore. Formed in 2011, they’ve just released their debut LP No Device on Deranged Records, a welcome shot in the vein (or kick in the teeth) to an increasingly ethereal genre.

No Device harkens back to the raw, stripped down and primal intensity that characterised the early days of post punk, back when it was still considered just punk, only punk that was a little off and slightly more unsettling than usual. Criminal Code straight rip and rock with an urgency and rabid junkie unpredictability that was traded in long ago when post punk started investing wholeheartedly in synthesisers and chorus pedal collections and diverting down broodier pathways to goth and whatever-wave.
That isn’t to say that Criminal Code have forsaken all of post-punk’s preoccupation with subtlety and atmosphere, it’s just, for lack of a better word, more subtle than the usual midnight fog of chorus and bed of synthesiser shimmer. Throughout No Device chorus is used only as the slightest colouring on the already unsettlingly atmospheric guitar work, which switches on a dime between serpentine melodies, angular, trebly chord-work, and bouts of harsh dissonance, and unless I’m mistaken, there isn’t a synthesiser in sight.

Criminal Code’s drummer crashes with a force more befitting a hardcore band; there’s no mistaking these beats for a drum machine. Likewise, Criminal Code’s vocalist eschews the standard pallid moaning and mono-baritone for a full throated roar with a faint but pervasive melodic undercurrent, more indebted to 90s post-hardcore than any Ian Curtis or Peter Murphy.

Criminal Code are a perfect mess of contradictions, simultaneously full-bodied and forceful, and cold, distant and washed-out, like a hardcore heart in pale post punk skin, or vice versa.

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February 6th – Queretaro
February 7th – San Luis Potosí
February 8th – Monterrey February 9th – Saltillo
February 12th – Colima
February 13th – Guadalajara
February 14th – Leon Saturday
February 15th – Mexico City w/Los Monjo and Crimen

Stoic Violence is invading Mexico in February. A special tour only tape version of the first LP will be available with exclusive artwork by Yecal Disaster of Inservibles.

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January 2014

2013 was a great year.  Released some really solid titles, moved into my new office space, built a mini-ramp in our workshop, help start up a brewery/farm, and started some really exciting projects which will come to fruition in 2014.  Lots of releases in the works for the first ½ of 2014 and the first two are now available for ordering.

First wave of releases for 2014 (OUT NOW):


CRIMINAL CODE no device LP (DY240)
Comes out Feb 4th with some extensive touring to follow. You can order through the online store.

THIS IS TACOMA, NOT OLY Criminal Code’s first proper long-player deals twelve tracks of technical precision matched with brickwall power. There’s a barbaric impulse festering in the twisted hearts of this Tacoma threesome, but No Device unfurls with dynamic tact and structural intricacy, sating its every aggressive urge with surgical attention to detail. With a stark palette of grizzly grays and off-white stains, Criminal Code details a singular spectrum of punk both bleak and savage. Naturally, the hardcore camp digs it because No Device extracts maximal strength from a few instruments in a minimal amount of time, but taut brooding snaps into serpentine guitar leads on enough songs for your death punk beholden to break off a piece. At any rate, Criminal Code tears down your descriptors and brings its own on No Device. A fiercely present, assertive album that dictates its own terms, listeners will find their go-to snappy little tags utterly inadequate and reductive. In the age of vaguely negative-wave nouveau and post-punk pastiche, Criminal Code is a colossal outfit casting its own long shadow. Sam Lefebvre Oakland, 2014
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PITFALL scapegoat 7” (DY242)
Essentially Punch in the Face with Ebro puling double duty (vocal and drums).  Straight forward hardcore from 3 longstanding Chicago punks.
Listen to album here: http://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/pitfall

WHITE LUNG songs of the south 7”(DY241)
Two new songs from Vancouver’s WHITE LUNG continue where SORRY left off.  Honing on their unrelenting post punk formula, WL returns with a clear confidence that they can write great songs and plan on delivering on the goods.  Featured as best new song on both Pitchfork, Rolling Stones, and Stereogum – whatever that means.  The band has been busy in 2013 but expect them to be everywhere starting 2014…  Limited orange vinyl available.
Listen to album here: http://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/blow-it-south

DERANGED 2013 sampler
Recap of the year.  Free download available here:

CAREER SUICIDE attempted suicide LP(DY85)
Available again.  Printed more jackets for vinyl I’ve had here for years.
Listen to album here:  http://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/attempted-suicide



2nd Album is getting close to completion. Expected this summer along with a European tour with VOIGHT-KAMPFF.

INSTITUTE demo 12” EP (DY244)
Absolutely loved the demo and really excited about putting this out on vinyl.

New album has been recorded, mixed and mastered. Artwork is being finalized and should expect it for early spring. In the meantime, you can listen to two preview tracks here:


Are currently putting finishing touches to a new single and prepping for an album later in 2014.  They are touring Europe with NO PROBLEM this summer.  Should have preview track(s) soon.

Have a smoking hot new 7” on Dirtnap http://noisey.vice.com/blog/neighborhood-brats-sound-like-a-female-fronted-black-flag  .  They are going in the studio very shortly to record a new album for Deranged and going to tour Europe again this summer along with a good part of the US.

Their 2nd 12” is almost complete.  It will be a split with Video Disease.  They are planning a number of US tours this year so expect them in a town near you soon enough.

One of the best hardcore record you may not have heard this year…

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