Thursday, November 25, 2010

Extortion / Completed Exposition - Split 7"

Here's the new Extortion split with Japan's Completed Exposition. I was a bit surprised when the needle first hit Extortion's side and out came a rather catchy drumbeat leading into an instrumental intro that gets slower and slower. Then you're hit in face with two new fast songs and they finish off with a ripping Man Is The Bastard cover. Completed Exposition side is good too but not something I would've usually bought, that's splits for ya. You can pick this up from RSR, there's 500 on black, 100 with tour sleeves.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Iron Curtain - Reissues

Pylon Records have reissued some more records from synth/goth group Iron Curtain. These are some of their singles pressed on coloured vinyl. All of these songs are already on the Desertion compilation except for "Miami Beach" which has been added as a bonus track to the Shadow 12". If you're into Joy Division / New Order then I would recommend giving this band a listen. They were a bit on the pricy side for singles but still cheaper than paying hundreds of dollars for an original. You can buy them here if your interested.

Iron Curtain - Shadow 12"
Limited to 300

Iron Curtain - Terror Story / Anorexia 7"
Limited to 200

Iron Curtain - Like A Family / Telephone 7"
Limited to 200



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pissed Jeans - Your Life Is Worth 7"

The new Pissed Jeans 7" just dropped into my mailbox. Two songs exclusive to this record, nothing new here but I'm not complaining. Sweet looking record too, digging the bright colours and retro looking labels. Out now on Sub Pop.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I've been listening to Morne a lot lately and finally got round to picking up their records. They play dark atmospheric doomy crust with a definite Amebix and Neurosis influence. Jeff Hayward from Grief/Disrupt fame plays guitar/backing vocals, which was what sparked my initial interest in the band. This is all their recorded output to date, except the demo. They're currently working on a 2nd album so I can't wait to hear how that turns out.

Morne - Untold Wait 12"

Morne - Twilight Burns / Seams 7"

Morne / Warprayer - Split 12"

Get them from Feral Ward.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trap Them - Filth Rations Cassette

This is the cassette version of Trap Them's latest EP "Filth Rations". It came out as a one sided etched 12" earlier in the year on Southern Lord but I'm such a sucker for tapes, I had to have this too. They've gone all out on the packaging for this release and it turned out amazing. One of the best tape releases I've ever seen. It's limited to 350 copies and you can still get one from Dead Accents if you're quick.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Confines - Withdrawn 7"

I picked up Confines latest 7" after being impressed with their demo from last year. The demo above really shreds and "Withdrawn" is just as good. Confines are from Boston and play fast chaotic hardcore with really pissed off but intelligent lyrics. I've been a bit bored with hardcore lately but this is definitely one of the better releases in the genre to come out this year. The sleeve is a foldout poster on textured paper and there's also a essay / rant to read as well as all the lyrics. Get it from Labour Of Love and Side Two. The demo is sold out but you can download here.