Red Delicious - Far From the Tree EP
Red Delicious channels the wavelengths of Great Lakes Hardcore to bring us Far From The Tree, an eight track punk 7". Vocals snarled in Portuguese and riffs dripping with au jus, Far From The Tree is a product of Chicago, exportable to fans of Midwest hardcore, YDI, and anyone that likes a little groove in their punk.
Beyond Peace - What's There To Be So Proud Of? EP
This is not superficial "I hate my job / don't talk to me" hardcore punk. It’s 2018: are you saying “fuck white pride” enough? This is Beyond Peace from Iowa City and their EP, "What's There To Be So Proud Of?"
Casual Burn - Tomorrow Problem EP
"Emerging from the depths of the Southeast, New Orleans’ Casual Burn follows up their 2016 earthquake of an eight-song tape with their equally powerful, debut EP Tomorrow Problem. On this record, Casual Burn delivers three songs of pummeling, abrasive, yet melodic punk rock that call to mind bands like SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, THE BAGS, and even a stone-y, Black Sabbath-obsessed, late eighties BLACK FLAG. Those comparisons might seem disparate and jumbled. But, as Casual Burn shows on Tomorrow Problem, they are a band capable of genre-bending, mixing and matching the sounds of Surf, Goth, and even No-Wave. What emerges is a punk rock casserole of sorts. Sure to make your belly ache and your eyes roll back in your skull." (Keith Riley)
S-21 - Operation Menu EP
S-21’s second and final EP “Operation Menu” is finally available via SLUGSALT and WORLD GONE MAD. A 5-piece from Philadelphia, S-21’s music highlighted the experiences of historically marginalized voices— those of POC and first generation immigrants navigating the punk scene and society as a whole. Taking its name from the illegal bombings conducted by the US in Cambodia starting in 1969, “Operation Menu” continues the band’s message, addressing issues of U.S. imperialism, intergenerational trauma and genocide, toxic masculinity, and loss of language and culture through assimilation. Following in the footsteps of their first EP “Year Zero”, expect even further refined pummeling, heavy, dirty and driven hardcore punk fueling the unrelenting vocals and lyrics. The total sales on 20% of the pressing will be donated to non-profits benefiting refugees, displaced people and immigrants.
Rash / C.H.E.W. - split 7"
"Two edgy, provocative and dynamic Chicago bands, each hammering through their songs with a single-minded intensity. C.H.E.W. submerge the occasional post-punk element into an aggressive and charging sonic fray, while RASH continue to screech and squall their way through their face-melting hardcore compositions. Both provide a loud and dark scream from the soul." -- Al Quint - Suburban Voice zine and Sonic Overload radio
C.H.E.W. / Penetrode - Strange New Universe Split CS
C.H.E.W. (formerly CHEW) and Penetrode link up and breathe life back into an endangered species: the split release. Nine songs of no holds barred, tightly wound hardcore punk. Four new tracks from each band: one of Chicago's finest and Philly's "most charismatic".
N.E.G. - II CS
A relatively new Philly band, N.E.G. began making noise mid-2016 with a demo tape out on Cruel Noise. This is their follow-up cassette, with 11.5 more minutes of raw, hardcore punk.
S-21 - Year Zero EP
S-21 are one of Philadelphia’s best hardcore punk outfits making music right now. With their “Year Zero” EP, they’ve drummed up four new songs that are a natural follow-up to the four tracks on their demo tape. S-21 create mid-tempo punk with pummeling riffs and powerful vocal delivery. Four cuts to stomp around to. Co-released with World Gone Mad (each label with 200 copies).
Lip Service - DEMO2106 CS
A disgruntled three-piece emerged from W. Philly last year. Finally, their demo tape!
Penetrode - Loss Adjustment CS
Florida punks have moved to Philadelphia at a quickening pace. Penetrode is the direct result of this diaspora. RIYL: tightening up your portfolio, MS-DOS, hating your job.