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4.20.17 UPDATE: New EXIT ORDER, PROTESTER, STAND OFF, WARM BODIES, and MORE!

For quick browsing of recent additions to the Grave Mistakwe Webstore, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections of the Webstore!
Greetings all! Time once again for another Grave Mistake Webstore Update. Some great stuff this month, like the ripping new LP from Boston's EXIT ORDER, two solid slabs of DC Hardcore from PROTESTER and STAND OFF, some rad reissues from the fine folks at Radio Raheem Records, four new titles from Lumpy Records, including new wax from MUFF DIVERS and TRAUMA HARNESS, new EPs from WARM BODIES, THE MITES, and NURSE, sick new demo from Chicago's PLOMO, five awesome new releases from Neck Chop Records (including the CHEW demo 7", which was definitely a personal favorite last year), new LP from ANARQUIA VERTICAL, and a few more hits so check out the list below!

Also, I still have a plenty of the new releases from the March update, including new stuff from RIXE, PRIMAL RITE, PUBLIC TRUST, FORESEEN, POWER TRIP, CLOAK/DAGGER, and MORE!

Damaged City fest in DC a few weeks back was an incredible time as always - if you were there and checked out or purchased something from the GM distro in person (pretty much the only public appearance it makes each year), then thank you very much! Had a blast all weekend, some personal faves this year for me were the sets from Exit Order, Krimewatch, Marked Men, Concealed Blade, Dark Thoughts, and Guilt Parade, and of course Red Death, Angel Du$t, Coke Bust, Mad Existence, and Nosebleed delivered as always! Stoked to see what Damaged City 2018 brings us …

Last bit of news for this update - I'll be tagging along with Red Death next week as they play a few east coast shows with Finland's FORESEEN, so come check out one of these gigs if they hit your town.

Foreseen / Red Death East Coast 2017

4.23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale w/ Razorheads, Hotheads
4.24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ortleib's w/ Passion, Eaten Alive, Shadow of Lies
4.25 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Coffin Dust, Malicious Code
4.26 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Witchtrial
4.27 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Firing Squad, Enforced
4.28 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings w/ Rhythm of Fear
4.29 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Sadistic Ritual, Repulsory

Foreseen will continue south towards Florida and Texas after those dates.

That being said, mailorder placed over the weekend into next week might be delayed a few days, but I should be back in here Thursday taking care of orders before the RVA gig, so the wait won't be too crazy.

Anyways, that's all for this update - thanks for reading and check out the list of new arrivals and restocks below!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records

New in the Webstore for 4/20/17:

EXIT ORDER "Seed of Hysteria" LP (Side Two Records)
Following a fantastic demo in 2013 and a flawless 7” EP in 2015 Boston’s Exit Order finally grace us with a long waiting debut 12”. Seed Of Hysteria is made up out of 10 perfect hardcore punk songs. With one boot firmly stuck on the Bristol punk sound of the golden era and with nods to early USA Hardcore and prime UK Peace-Punk Seed Of Hysteria is an all out sonic assault. Using the best elements of the last 30 years of international hardcore punk and turning them into short sharp bursts of energy. Heavy on the guitar chorus and with a extremely sharp vocal deliverance reminding at times of No Side era Comes the record flows with urgency and aggression. You’ll have to dig hard to find a punk record as tough and tight as Seeds Of Hysteria. The record comes in a heavy reverse board monochromatic sleeve with a double sided 22”x11” which doubles as poster and lyric sheet.

PROTESTER "Hide From Reality" LP (Trash King Productions)
Washington, D.C. may be the birthplace of the straight edge philosophy as articulated in song, but it certainly hasn’t been the wellspring of straight edge hardcore that many would think it would be. In the nearly forty years since the term was coined Boston, Southern California, New York City, and even Cleveland and suburban New Jersey have laid claim to the mantle of straight edge hardcore mecca. All the while, D.C. would sporadically spit out a band or two, but never one able to lead the way on the national scene while maintaining the root elements of this distinct musical tradition. Protester emerged about five years ago as a one-man-band, a study in the isolation that such a lifestyle inevitably leads to. “Hide From Reality”, their debut LP and first release as a full band, is their definitive statement as a group ready to raise the profile of D.C. hardcore to new heights. Free of the empty anthems and melodic intrusions of the worst of the genre, “Hide From Reality” is equally informed by the more nihilistic side of punk while retaining the harder edge of the fiercest in their class. With the top grade musicianship that only years on the road can bring, this record forcefully asserts their place at the top of the heap.

STAND OFF "Behind the Wire" 7" (Youngblood Records)
Stand Off return with "Behind the Wire". 6 songs of ripping D.C. Hardcore.

ANARQUIA VERTICAL "Sistema Total De Liberación" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
ANARQUIA VERTICAL’s Sistema Total de Liberación aims to be the handbook of the ultranihilist revolution to come: think about Eskorbuto’s “anti-todo” motto becoming not just an slogan but a full gospel in the hands of five suited-up punks. The A-side contains 10 tracks of raw 80’s hardcore in the vein of Spanish and Italian traditions; think about Anti-Dogmatikss and Eskoria-Tza in one hand and Indigesti, Negazione or CCM in the other, plus some NYHC circa ‘82 like The Mad, Kraut and Heart Attack, some Deep Wound and tons of Void. The B-side contains a remix of all the tracks of the A-side in the form of a couple of dark electronic tracks courtesy of Hagal, of Destino Final's fame.  Sistema Total de Liberación comes housed in a sleeve designed by the last great living artist, Oriol Roca who manages to capture the contents of the record flawlessly with a full colour sleeve and insert. Includes download code.

RIÑA "Demo" 7" (Cintas Pepe Records)
Rina from Mexico City play that brand of punk you can only make when you live in a third world country surrounded by people who expect you to shut up and continue living a meaningless life. This record is a celebration of  the anger and hate small people feel. The same people that make things happen but are neglected and forgotten. These three chavas and one güey managed to make a record with all the characteristics that define Latinamerican hardcore punk; honesty and that unique sound where urgency and heart are above the lack of resources and any technical shit.

SOREX "Portrait of a Prisoner" LP (Radio Raheem Records)
Hailing from Redondo Beach, California, Sorex released just a single 7” EP – three tracks of no-fi, snotty-yet-abrasive beach hardcore – in a 200-copy micro pressing in 1985, and played a scant dozen or so shows up and down the California coast before fading into hardcore record collector obscurity. Radio Raheem’s crack team of hardcore archaeologists have since managed to rescue Sorex’s elusive EP from the collector ghetto and tack on 17 additional tracks, culled from the band’s 1984 demo tape and sessions for a never- released 1985 LP, all accompanied by a 16-page, full-color booklet full of rare photos, flyers and ephemera. Limited to 500 copies.

SMART DADS "Bummer Summer" LP (Radio Raheem Records)
In our humble opinion, San Antonio, Texas’ the Smart Dads are the embodiment of lo-fi cassette punk at its finest. This LP contains the only recorded output by this short-lived group of military school misfits, who self-released a 7-track cassette in 1982 with an obnoxious 7”-sized insert, inconveniently housed in an oversized zip-lock bag with a badge clipped to the front. The title track — or any of the other 6 tracks, for that matter — would have found the perfect home on Bloodstains Across Texas or any of the Killed By Death volumes, had it made it to vinyl during the band’s original tenure. This record is a testament to what we at Radio Raheem HQ love — 100% junk, full-on punk, completely sincere, and scarcely heard. One time pressing of 300 copies complete with 12-page, full-color booklet and silk screened vinyl B-side. Mailorder copies include reproductions of the original 1.25” button designs.

PLOMO Demo Tape (Demo)
Raging Chicago hardcore punk with Spanish vocals, ex GAS RAG!!!

MUFF DIVERS "S/T" LP (Lumpy Records)
10 songs from the disciples of muff. Glam with a drum machine and a hearty reverence for the ramones. Screen printed jackets and a lovely double sided insert drawn by Beau Richie.

MALA LECHE "S/T" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Computer virus punk/hc straight from the clown farm. Tape 1 on Side A, tape 2 on B. Risographed sleeves + an insert.

FRIED E/M "S/T" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Ballsy punk with a hc edge. Bugman's delight. Risographed sleeves + a double sided lyric sheet. Cover drawn by MOLLY STEIN, Bugman's 15 year old sister.

TRAUMA HARNESS "Ghost of a Flea" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Astral pop on the A side with some drum machine new wave tracks on the flip. Risographed sleeves, Random color vinyl

TENEMENT Presents "Music Composed for the Motion Picture 'PROXY'" LP (Malokul Records)
A meandering guide, the music composed for PROXY flows gracefully into and out of its gradual peaks and valleys, steadily preparing for the summit of a pensive journey with 'Closing Theme.' This is not Blind Wink or even the oddities of Predatory Highlights, it's an entity aside. No 'hit' song to be found, only an experience discovered by witnessing it's entirety. An incredibly dynamic composition built on the mastery and focus of each individual auditory contribution. ''It's odd, isolated, skittish, and can't be pinned down to a single tone or feeling.'' - Eric Schuman; director/writer of PROXY. 300 copies in a full color gatefold jacket with stills from the film, photos of the artists and notes from the director.

WRETCHED "Libero E Selvaggio" LP (Agipunk Records)
To celebrate their release number 100, Agipunk has reissued the first and only Wretched singles collection, approved by the ex members of the band. Forget all the bad sounding bootlegs and all the cheap quality products that have been released so far, this one's a real blast! The collection includes the split 7" with Indigesti, the "In Nome Del Loro Potere" 7" EP, the "Finirà Mai" 7" EP and the "In Controluce" single 7". The songs sound better than ever, as the original records and tapes have been remastered for delivering a new vibe of destructive CHAOS NON MUSICA!!! The record is pressed in 1000 copies and comes in a nice gatefold cover with tons of never seen pictures of the band playing, traveling, demonstrating and having fun.

WARM BODIES "My Burning Love" 7" (Thrilling Living Records)
Unruly, paranoid, wound-up punk, with twisted leads (think Greg Ginn caught in a Midwestern tornado! Ian Teeple is my favorite living Amerikkan guitarist!) and wailing vox from a certified Girl Genius.

NURSE "2nd EP" 7" (Scavenger of Death Records)
4 more tracks of NURSE: a mirthless willow that has been hardened by time and pressure into a solid, heavy, cold obelisk of petrification. If you enjoy sitting alone at the bar trawling through the mists and half-submerged roots of your own agony, you might like what NURSE has to say. As I've always said, they will forever remain America's premier funeral hardcore band. Also FFO: people who are confused by superfluous descriptions of records.

CHEW "Demo" 7" (Neck Chop Records)
Frankly-speaking, it was really only a matter of time before this band’s demo was given the wax treatment. C.H.E.W. (formally known as Chew, and before you ask, no, the acronym doesn’t stand for anything) has quickly proven themselves to be one of Chicago’s crowning hardcore acts, even when this seven-track demo – originally released in March of 2016 – is the sole exposition of this group’s distinctive, menacing grooves; and that’s just tragic. In a subgenre so easily inundated with rehashed, recycled, ultimately repetitious riffs and breakdowns, bands like C.H.E.W. help breathe new life into a subcategory otherwise left to be scoffed at, be it through genuinely brilliant, genre-bending songwriting, or compacting every ounce of the members’ passion into a discordant, unconventional hardcore performance that’s nothing short of stunning, banshee-like vocals, searing riffs, abusive drumbeats and all. C.H.E.W. truly is a band you have to listen to believe, a near hallmark of today’s take on the genre – one of those seems to pop up every other week, but the praise doesn’t seem any more warranted than it does for these freaks.

BEATNIKS "S/T" 7" (Neck Chop Records)
There’s two things you could infer from a band who calls themselves the “Beatniks”: that they either do a shitload of drugs, or just get high off of their own simplistic, contrastingly-impactful proto-punk sounds – even as a mere listener, exposing yourself to this marled sprawl of regurgitated rock and roll riffage can quickly prove to be intoxicating, if not lethal. With metallic whirls, squeals, and screeches complimenting the generally downbeat garage anthems, the temper the Beatniks’ exhibit in this four-track record is shorter than the end of the stick they were given at birth; their musicality is palpably snide and ridden with angst, contributing to the shades of contempt and catharsis their rudimentary sounds will surely fill you with. “KBD” is a descriptor that often gets thrown around when translating a band’s sounds into words, implying that they seem as if they were appropriated from another era: Oakland’s Beatniks – featuring members of esteemed acts such as The World, Andy Human & the Reptoids, Life Stinks, and Violent Change – may as well be the epitome of that.

MACHO BOYS "S/T" LP (Neck Chop Records)
Portland’s Macho Boys are many things: A punk band. Feminists. Partial wrestling enthusiasts, etcetera etcetera. But as far as most listeners are concerned, Macho Boys should be commended for being one thing in particular: 80’s hardcore revivalists. As the group’s name would imply, Macho Boys’ debut LP is a non-stop spasm of light, pummeling rhythms in the vein of highly-revered hardcore classics, specifically the likes of Minor Threat, and boasts a sharp, angular sound accordingly. In a Coors-fueled love letter – à la the great Texas Rattlesnake –, Macho Boys storm through their 16-minute runtime with jagged discharges of puerile hardcore beatitude, not only managing to recapture the youthful energy of the treasured hardcore acts of yesteryear, but also make the sound their own through inflammatory, equally-playful tonality needed to better suit the social commentary at hand… as well as an honorary hymn dedicated to the one and only Stone Cold Steve Austin, of course. Needless to say, this record is an absolute blast; and people say you can’t catch lightning in a bottle.

RACE CAR "Go Build Your Own Go Kart" 7" (Neck Chop Records)
The guttural snarls of a vicious, rabid vocalist clawing at your throat. The crisp, punchy cadence only a live drum set could conjure. The penetrating, sharp-tongued lyricism spearheading songs covering topics most are too afraid to speak up on.  With California’s Race Car, you get absolutely, positively, UNDOUBTEDLY, fucking none of that – not unless you consider songs about go-karts and in-school suspension to be “touchy”. No, you instead get four steaming, shitspeckled hot ones from a wannabe cowboy – Raymond A.K.A. “Shrink Ray” – armed with nothing more than a drum machine, twang-loaded guitars, various mechanical noise-makers, and more importantly, an intense hankering for SPEED. No, not the amphetamine, I’m talkin’ SPEED: Race Car’s customary unit of measurement for HOW HARD HIS MINI-GAS-GUZZLERS TEAR UP SUBURBAN STREETS. Believe me, the quirky, garage-y nature of these pastoral earworms won’t detract from how much these songs’ll rip up the highway to your earholes, “hombre” – these records might as well be soaked in gasoline. Unlike Raymond’s later project, S.B.F., you’re not gonna want to expose this four-track EP to an open flame. Grippin’, rippin’, and straight-up scorchin’.

A TOUCH OF HYSTERIA "1 Sided Demo" LP (Demo Tapes Records)
First reference of the Demo Tapes Label. One sided 12" of anarcho punk with heavy goth elements.

NO DEFENCES "Released" LP (Demo Tapes Records)
Recorded in 1985 for Crass Records but never released, Demo Tapes do the decent thing and release this five track lost album by five piece South London band No Defences. The album was recorded at Southern Studios with Pete Wright producing , but it was never completed. This album has been painstakingly put together and remastered from tapes taken from the studio at the time. Their sound was anything but anarcho punk - it had a strong tribal element in the rhythm section, post punk flourishes in the guitar work and lyrics that were poetic, individual and radical. The songs were often long with multiple timing changes but always with an intensity and passion. No Defences played gigs with everyone at the time from Crass to Flux of Pink Indians to Crucifix and toured  with Chumbawamba and Reality Control but sounding like none of these bands. No Defences were a special band and after years and years of trying to release this album, Demo Tapes are proud to release ‘Released’ 32 years after it was recorded. It comes with a full size full colour booklet with photos, lyrics, archive and a full list of every gig No Defences played._

MITES, THE "Asphalt Ocean" 7" (Painterman Records)
The Mites play the kind of girl-fronted alternative rock that wouldn’t be out of place on the Clueless soundtrack, seamlessly blending power pop, lo-fi, and elements of shoegaze into muscular slabs of pop perfection that harken back to the golden years of MTV. Their new single, Asphalt Ocean, finds the San Antonio quartet at the height of their powers.

BIG BITE "I Don't Think So" 7" (Painterman Records)
Debut release from Seattle's Big Bite. Two bangers.

B'URST "Grim Machine" 7" (Assurd Records)
So finally the sophomore record from our friends in B'urst will see the light! After a debut 7" out for Criminal Right Records, highly appreciated, guys in the band deliver again 3 new tracks plus a cover of Public Opinion by the legendary Urban Waste .What do you expect? Think to Cro-Mags combined with mid 80's NYHC vibes , fantastic guitar riffs and angry desperate vocals from hell!

MINDFORCE Demo Tape (Straight and Alert Records)
Mindforce bust onto the scene with their 2016 demo. Four songs of hard-hitting crossover and profound lyrics. From the school of Leeway, Cro-Mags, Icemen,Turnstile and 108. We are siked to be handling the European pressing of their awesome demo.

DRUG CONTROL "Stabbed" 7" (Straight and Alert Records)
Drug Control, formed in early 2014, was set to put San Diego straight edge back on the map. DC’s songs and lyrics are straight to the point and in your face, influenced by acts such as Agnostic Front, Warzone, SSD, and Youth of Today. After a great demo tape on Criminal Rights records and a debut 7″ on STRAIGHT & ALERT recs and COINTOSS recs, they now have a new record on STRAIGHT & ALERT and legendary NEW AGE records.

HAMMER, THE "Vermin" 7" (Straight and Alert Records)
The Hammer is a 4 piece hardcore band from Gotenbörg, Sweden. Their first 7″ No Escape blew me away the very first time I listened to it, plus I became friend with them on tour so it was obvious if they had a new record coming out I had to put it out! They are now back with a new line up and a new 6 track 7″. If you are into The Flex, Right Brigade, Think I Care or 86 Mentality you HAVE TO check them out.

URANIUM CLUB "Human Exploration" LP (Static Shock Records)
Originally released as a cassette, the debut from Minneapolis' Uranium Club is now widely available as an LP. Uranium Club play a kind of minimalist, agitated, catchy punk rock that reminds us of Wire before they released 'Pink Flag', but with an extra snotty attitude and bundles of energy. For a more recent comparison try early Total Control or the Shitty Limits. Each of the seven tracks on here explode from the vinyl, with each track more energetic than the one before, and they'll all be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards.

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #408 - May 2017 (MRR)
The May issue of Maximum Rocknroll, #408 is here! Things kick off with the future of Berlin post-Deustchpunk — MÜLLTÜTE, and then we hang with Gainesville shoegazers UV-TV, we discuss Scandinavian hardcore with Minneapolis’ ATAXXIA, uncover the history of Wales’ hidden gem REPTILE RANCH, and hear about Truewave with SF’s own STREET EATERS. We also learn about bobos and squats with France’s ZONE INFINIE, and round things out with Boston peace punks PANDEMIX, Costa Rican grindcore band EXACERBACIÓN, and the debut of a harm reduction column. All this plus tons of fresh zine, record, and film reviews.

Restocks for 4/20/17:

AGNOSTIC FRONT "No One Rules" LP
ANGEL DU$T "Xtra Raw" 7"
ARMS RACE "New Wave of British Hardcore" LP
BELGRADO "Obraz" LP
DESECHABLES "La Maqueta" LP
DISCLOSE "Tragedy" LP
DISCREPANCY "Where the Strength Lies" 7"
FLEX, THE "Flexual Healilng VI: Live from the Paincave" Tape
HANK WOOD IN THE HAMMERHEADS "Stay Home (UK Press)" LP
INMATES "S/T" LP
LEATHER DADDY "Sob Story" Tape
LOS CRUDOS "Cobardes" 7"
LOST SYSTEM "No Meaning No Culture" 7"
MIND ERASER "Legacy of Brutality" Tape
MINDSET "Leave No Doubt" LP
NYC HEADHUNTERS "The Rage of the City" 7"
PRAISE "Leave It All Behind" LP
PRAISE "Lights Went Out" LP
PRIMETIME "Going Places" 7"
PROTESTER "S/T" 7"
STAND OFF "S/T" 7"
SUPERCRUSH "I Don't Want to be Sad Anymore (Canadian Press)" 7"
UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE "Observant Com el Món es Destrueix" LP
URANIUM CLUB "Who Made The Man? (UK Press)" 7"
WOUND MAN "Perimeter" LP


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