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6/27/19 Update: New Releases from L.O.T.I.O.N., INSTITUTE, BREAKOUT, WARTHOG, UROCHROMES, ARTICLES OF FAITH, and MORE!

Hello everyone! It's been well over a month since the last webstore update, so we've got a LOT of ground to cover in this one! A handful of these titles have been available in the store for a little while, and some we've actually already sold out of AND restocked - so grab what you can while you can because who knows how long some of these will stick around.
That being said, here's a pretty banging list of some great summertime new releases and essential reissues to keep your BBQ / Pool Party / Summertime Staycation bumpin ...
For quick browsing of recent additions to the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!
 
Let's hit you with a quick rundown so you can get to record shopping! Obvious releases of choice are brand new LPs from L.O.T.I.O.N., Institute, Breakout, Headsplitters, Urochromes, Asid, Khiis, Gazm, Scrap Brain, and more; 7"s from Suck Lords, Lifelock, Judy and the Jerks, Mati, Chrome Skulls, Idiota Civilizzato, and some killer tapes including a new live tape from NYC's Warthog, second volume of the Fresh! Compilation series (features 16 bands!), and a sick new demo tape from RVA's Zima (feat. members of Haircut)!
A grip of crucial reissues in this batch as well, including the first two Articles of Faith 7"s (What We Want is Free and Wait), both Bikini Kill LPs (Pussy Whipped and Reject All American), not one but THREE Crass reissues (Stations of the Crass, The Feeding of the 5000, and Best Before 1984 singles collection), a ripping vinyl reissue of Raw Power's 1983 Demo, an obscure early 80's Toronto HC gem that is the Micro Edge '83 Demo put to vinyl, a rad fanclub collection from Japan's Outo, a reissue of the Standard Issue 1982-87 collection from UK legends Conflict, and a sick Skitslickers tape courtesy of our friends at Bunker Punks.
Still some killer releases from last month's update available as well, including LPs from Condor, Witchtrial, Game, Rakta, Fury, Generacion Suicida, Paranoid, The Comes, and many more!
Not to mention, lots of restocks as always, including the Screaming Sneakers 7", the Execute Flexi 7" plus all three Execute collection LPs, the Idiota Civilizzato LP, both Dark Thoughts LPs, a ton of La Vida Es Un Mus releases, Totalitar and Mobs tapes from Bunker Punks, and more!
Thanks for reading!!! Enjoy your summer, and we'll be back sooner than later next time!!!
Alex / Grave Mistake Records
New Titles in the Webstore for June 2019:
L.O.T.I.O.N. "World Wide W.E.B." LP (Toxic State Records)
Newest LP from NYC's L.O.T.I.O.N. "Birthed from the intensely creative and genre-bending underground DIY scene of NYC, L.O.T.I.O.N. has quickly become one of the most exciting bands of this network - gaining notoriety for their unique style of industrial cyberpunk and intense live shows. Masterminded by visual artist Alexander Heir, the group has gained recognition internationally for their fiercely political lyricism and striking aesthetic. Blending noisy electronics with live instrumentation, the band draws inspiration from the harsh minimal electronic music of Detroit, 90s rave culture, and the blazing riffs of 80s UK punk. Following their 2013 demo tape, L.O.T.I.O.N. released their debut LP, Digital Control And Man’s Obsolescence in 2015 on Toxic State Records. World Wide W.E.B., their new album, further delves into this techno-dystopian world. With the main lineup of Alexander Heir (Vocals) Tye Miller (Guitar) Cory Forrest (Bass) and the brand new addition of drummer Ryan Naideau (of Warthog on Drums and Electronics) World Wide W.E.B.sees the band leaning even harder into their hardcore/dance/punk tendencies to massively catchy, head bopping results. For fans of: Ministry, Drexciya, The Prodigy, Discharge, Front 242" - terrorbird.com

INSTITUTE "Readjusting the Locks" LP (Sacred Bones Records)
With half the band having left their native Texas for New York, Readjusting the Locks is the first Institute album written across the country. Despite the distance it sounds every bit as cohesive as if they were all still hanging out every night in the same Austin dives. The newly NYC-based Moses Brown and Arak Avakian flew to Houston in October 2018, where they joined Barry Elkanick and Adam Cahoon to demo the entirety of the new album in a single day. In December, the band got back together in Brooklyn to record with their longtime producer Ben Greenberg (Uniform). Where the previous Institute albums often wandered into the experimental, Readjusting the Locks strives to be economical, its 13 tracks clocking in at a tight 29 minutes. The band has seamlessly incorporated more ’77 rock n’ roll into their sound, some songs feeling like they could’ve been a Stiff Records single. This sound is emphasized by Greenberg’s expert production — crisp but still blown out and dirty. Lyrically, Readjusting the Locks moves away from the traditionally personal words of frontman Moses Brown. Rather than attacking the internal workings of his brain or its socialization, as on previous records, this album attempts to address the societal atmosphere in which his agita exists. Blaming Neoliberalism and the irresponsible notions of utopia fostered under it, Brown argues that in recent decades the Western world’s assumption that humanity would continue to prosper into the future has, on the contrary, created a disastrous political vacuum. This has allowed banks, corporations, and their politicians to aimlessly advance the Neoliberal agenda into an inconceivably dangerous place. He argues that we are deadlocked in a permanent existential crisis, stuck in an unhumanitarian and environmentally destructive system so all-consuming that we will not find a clear alternative. Without a true plan for a sustainable future those in power will continue to offer humanity new policies, technologies, and politicians that promise change but are only capable of “readjusting the locks” on our incomprehensible existential predicament.  
BREAKOUT "Say Hello" LP (On High Records)
Brand new full length from Austin, TX's BREAKOUT!

ARTICLES OF FAITH "What We Want is Free" 7" (Alona's Dream Records)
What We Want Is Free and Wait were released during the first wave of American hardcore punk. Original pressings of these records are still sought after and held in high esteem by punk fans today. Alona’s Dream has teamed up with legendary punk label Alternative Tentacles to make faithful official reproductions of these essential 7”s available for the first time ever. These are the original mixes of the EPs, transferred and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in 2018 and are pressed in black vinyl with careful reproductions of the original jackets and inserts.

ARTICLES OF FAITH "Wait" 7" (Alona's Dream Records)
What We Want Is Free and Wait were released during the first wave of American hardcore punk. Original pressings of these records are still sought after and held in high esteem by punk fans today. Alona’s Dream has teamed up with legendary punk label Alternative Tentacles to make faithful official reproductions of these essential 7”s available for the first time ever. These are the original mixes of the EPs, transferred and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in 2018 and are pressed in black vinyl with careful reproductions of the original jackets and inserts.

WARTHOG "Live!" Tape (Shout Recordings)
Live WARTHOG tape! Recorded live at Zebulon. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Mike Kriebel, Art/Layout by Warthog and Raymond Schmidt. Limited to 250 copies

UROCHROMES "Trope House" LP (Wharf Cat Records)
On their first long player, Urochromes complement their catchy-as-fuck punk bangers with colorful experimental rock that choogles forth like the waters of the Mississippi River Delta where it was recorded. There are classic Urochromes chargers like first single “Hair So Big” and the catchy kiss-off “Millieux” that pair Dick Riddick’s concise and explosive playing with some of Jackieboy’s best sketches of uptight, paranoid characters on the edge.  “Rumshpringa” plays it straight with a beautiful slow-burning riff and soul-searching lyrics (”When do I get my Rumshringa?... / I want to lean back in time like that Tower of Pisa”); it’s a new Urochromes classic where Riddick’s licks spark and lilt through the bridge toward the closing verse’s poignant refrain. The more experimental tracks, like the unhinged cover of Bikini Kill’s “Resist Psychic Death,” must be heard to be believed and show a band that gives not the slightest fuck about acceptance within the circles of boring cookie-cutter punk. Combining the raw sound of Gary Wrong’s Jeth-Row Studios, where the album was tracked with the talents of longstanding Urochromes engineer Will Killingsworth (Dead Air Studios), Trope House delivers the most hi-fidelity Urochromes recording to date without sacrificing any spontaneity or power. Featuring artwork by John D Morton (Electric Eels). Mastered by Carl Saff. First Edition of 1000 vinyl records.

HEADSPLITTERS "S/T" LP (Desolate Records)
Debut of rampaging hardcore punk. After 2 demo tapes, a 7", and tours on both coasts with Extended Hell and Forward the band is ready put out their first full length release. 14 tracks of in-your-face burly punk with nods to Scandinavian bands like Svart Framtid and So Much Hate. Released as they head off for a European tour with Canada's Languid.
JUDY AND THE JERKS "Music for Donuts" 7" (Thrilling Living Records)
Over the past half-decade Hattiesburg, MS has become a perhaps unlikely center of the international punk scene, a highlight on any band's journey through the American South. Judy and her Jerks are one of the groups at the hub of it all and it's easy to see why — their modern take on a lean, tight, and tuff USHC sound is catchy (CIRCLE JERKS are kin in not just name alone) and their enthusiasm for this music and each other is contagious. After a series of self-released tapes and comp appearances, this is their vinyl debut, as well as the overdue first record to be released from the modern-day Hattiesburg punk scene. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl.

SCRAP BRAIN "A Journey Into Madness" LP (Thrilling Living Records)
London / Oxford-based SCRAP BRAIN are back with a long player that expands and improves on their dirgey and unconventional brand of hardcore punk. This time around the group embraces a wall of sound approach; this is a record that sounds both huge and claustrophobic at once. A dissonant take on FLIPPER with one of the best lyricists in contemporary music. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl, this is a split release with Drunken Sailor. Recorded and mixed by Jonah Falco (FUCKED UP, CAREER SUICIDE, GAME).

LIFELOCK "2018 EP" 7" (Brain Solvent Propaganda)
Track from the latest EP by Singapores' LIFELOCK. Remixed/Remastered vinyl version of 2018 demo cassette released by the band last year. Four new tracks and a cover. Total raw Disaster attack that's unrelenting from start to finish.

KHIIS "Bezoar" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
Oakland's KHIIS, on this, their first full-length record, unleash a torrent of killer riffs, building songs of purpose and power, absent of the chaos and noise that engulfs many modern hardcore records. While such noise obviously has its place in the canon of punk and its raw machinations, KHIIS know they don't need the obscurant balm of feedback, they stand clear and robust, simply put: they've just got the fuckin riffs. Similarly the vocals are declamatory and forthright, not wild ghosts of delay and reverb, determined attacks, stark in their fury. KHIIS charge mightily through nine striking tracks of thick, full-blooded hardcore punk, taking no prisoners (Joe Briggs). Bezoar jacket design by Ji Hwan with insert and A2  poster by Austin M.

ASID "Pathetic Flesh" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos)
"On their first vinyl effort, ASID’s almost monomaniacal devotion to gutting hardcore of its accretions of style and refinement and revelling in its basest instincts of power and fury is on rude display. Pounding forward with a jackhammer beat, ASID burn through tough riffs birthed choking in a dirty glut of muggy fuzz that conjures up the sickened tone of something like Disclose’s Nightmare or Reality 12″. Pathetic Flesh is an intense explosion of a record, chucking up the rudimentary stomp of Fever, the brawny pogo of Bootlicker, the panic-stricken downhill rush of the title track. This record is a total hardcore statement, with stunning art from the singer Tin, whose tortured yell struggles painfully against the storm of the noise, breaking through with ugly anguish." Joe Briggs

IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO "Civilta Idiota" 7" (Static Shock Records)
The idiots are back with a follow up to last years powerhouse LP! Due to some wonderful visa issues the band are currently scattered around the world, but don't worry, the vibe of a midwest American hardcore band lost on the way to the infamous Virus squat in Milan (and we're talking pre-internet age of course, plus their A-Z isn't doing them many favours) is still strong. Four new tracks and a one time pressing.

OUTO "S/T (Collection)" LP (Limited Punk Records)
1980's Japanese hardcore-punk band from Osaka. (26) tracks collecting their 12". 1st 7" and 4-way split and comp tracks. full size double sided insert with sticker. import from Brazil, limited to 180 copies

V/A "Fresh! Vol. 2" Compilation Tape (Teeny Tiny Records)
Teeny Tiny Records Presents FRESH! vol. 2 Compilation Tape Featuring: Red Delicious  • Loviv  • Provoke  • Initiate  • Tozcos  • Temple of Angels  • O.U.T  • Causa  • Grudgepacker  • Nekra  • Porvenir Oscuro  • Namatay Sa Ingay  • Entry  • Malaka  • Mystic Spit  • Escuelagrind

MATI "S/T" 7" (Self Released)
New York City’s MATI are a Greek language hardcore punk band taking in a variety of cues from Finnish, Japanese and Swedish hardcore classics alike, but with a lineup of four born and raised New Yorkers their sound is naturally marinated in old NYHC. Their debut EP effortlessly blends influences from Rattus, Bad Brains, and Bastard into their own unique take on hardcore punk. -Spoiler

CHROME SKULLS "The Metal Skull" 7" (Vanilla Box Records)
The new Chrome Skulls 7" "The Metal Skull" comes stomping, prodding, and ripping out of the fog underneath the Asbury Park boardwalk with driving, pit slapping freak punk madness that conjures up all eras of NJ punk and hardcore, as well as touches from international scenes while somehow being undeniably New Jersey.

SUCK LORDS "True Lords Music" 7" (Edger Records)
It's in the name: TRUE LORDS MUSIC. 8 trax of true Lords' expression. Continuing with a disregard for anything besides playing hard and fast, this new platter is hectic, chaotic, confusing, juvenile. Buy it now or get ass cancer. 300 copies on black. Screenprinted covers-some red/some black. 3 different back cover prints.

GAZM "Heavy Vibe Music" LP (11 PM Records)
Tethered between two worlds: the real, and unreal; heaven and earth; hardcore and punk. Montreal's GAZM is the celestial link sent to meld and destroy. With vibes heavier than lead, their debut LP weighs down on all who hear it and forces listeners to slam or face their demise. Fourteen tracks that take you from the grimy city streets, straight to the hell that lies beneath. GAZM will be enforcing their cruel reign of terror upon the US this summer and the LP is only the meager beginning to the damages that will incur. Limited 100 limited slime green for band and mailorder packed in a full color glue pocket sleeve with artwork by GAZM's own, Sebbe.

ZIMA Demo Tape (Demo)
Ripping new hardcore from Richmond featuring members of Haircut, Cement Shoes, and Destruct.

ZYMOTIC "8 Tracks" Demo Tape (Desolate Records)
“Finally released! The current group MUECO, PARASYTE, BLOCKADE, PROJECT GBG members gathered and formed A Varning For Montreal 2017 Canada · Montreal hiper distortion from the Family Member of 2017 1st Pro Copy · cassette by NOISE CRUST group ! Even from the logo of the group or from the artwork it is obviously conscious of Osaka CRASHER NOISE CRUST such as DEFECTOR and ZYANOSE etc. Anyway COLLAPSE SOCIETY burst of the initial impulses collapses one step forward Unsophisticated slursch · scandge NOISE CRUST sound It is wonderfully cool and cool! It is not mimicry of Japanese things just because they are acting, so it's Misoro style to the last miso!”

NEGATIVE GEARS "S/T" LP (Static Shock Records)
Static Shock is pleased to bring the fully formed debut 12" from Sydney's NEGATIVE GEARS to the world, following a domestic pressing by Disinfect Records (Low Life, Oily Boys). Seven tracks of tightly wound post punk from a group of individuals that give you the feeling that they're looking at the glass not so much half empty, but long since spilt and with no replacement on the horizon. The type of anguish that makes you either want to scratch your head at the state of the world, or take a full on somersault onto a razor blade, being held up by an anonymous hand from your home country, much like the mateyboy on the front cover. If you've had time for bands such as DIÄT, INSTITUTE and MARBLED EYE, you should be taking 16 minutes out of your life for NEGATIVE GEARS too.

RAW POWER "'83 Demo" LP (Ugly Pop Records)
One of the fiercest, most violent punk sessions ever recorded, the legendary Italian hardcore outfit’s 1983 ‘Brown Studio’ demo has unbelievably never appeared on vinyl in its original form (although you’ll recognise ‘Fuck Authority’, culled from here to appear on MRR’s ‘Welcome to 1984’ comp). Nineteen songs of feral thrash in 23 minutes, kicked out with unreal fury, chainsaw guitars and savage vocals. Remastered by Raw Power freak James Cavalluzzo (Malhavoc) from an original copy of the demo, this has been beefed up without sacrificing the essential rawness. Ugly Pop is proud to present this killer 12”, released in a limited pressing with the band’s cooperation, spring 2019.

MICRO EDGE "'83 Demo" LP (Ugly Pop Records)
In the works for a couple decades now, this holy grail of early Toronto hardcore finally sees wax. Culling the best takes from three ‘83 studio sessions, this is pure ‘80s HC in the vein of SS Decontrol, Abused, The Fix, Negative Approach, YDI, Urban Waste and early Agnostic Front.  An essential piece of punk history, 17 tracks cut loud at 45 with 16-page 8.5" x 11" zine. One-time pressing of 500 only.

CRASS "The Feeding of the 5000" LP (One Little Indian Records)
The Feeding of the 5000 is the first album by Crass, released in 1978. The record came to be made when Pete Stennett, owner of Small Wonder Records, heard a demo that the band had recorded. Impressed by all of the material, he decided that rather than release a conventional single by the band, he would put all of their set onto an 18 track 12 inch EP. However problems were encountered when workers at the Irish pressing plant contracted to manufacture the disc refused to handle it due to the allegedly blasphemous content of the track "Reality Asylum" (referred to as "Asylum" on the record sleeve). The record was eventually released with this track removed and replaced by two minutes of silence, retitled "The Sound Of Free Speech". This incident also prompted Crass to set up their own record label in order to retain full editorial control as well as political and legal responsibility for their material, and "Reality Asylum" was shortly afterwards issued in a re-recorded and extended form as a 7 inch single. A later repress of The Feeding Of The 5000 (subtitled The Second Sitting) released on Crass records in 1981 restored the missing track. The song "They've Got A Bomb" also features a period of silence within it, inspired by John Cage's "4'33"". The band have acknowledged the influence of Cage, and said that the idea of the space in the song, when performed live, was to suddenly stop the energy, dancing and noise and allow the audience to momentarily 'confront themselves' and consider the reality of nuclear war. According to band founder and drummer Penny Rimbaud, who wrote in 1986: "We named the album The Feeding Of The Five Thousand because 5000 was the minimum number that we could get pressed and some 4900 more than we thought we'd sell. Feeding is now only a few hundred short of going golden, though I don't suppose we'll hear too much about that in the music press".

CRASS "Stations of the Crass" 2xLP (One Little Indian Records)
Stations of the Crass is the second album by Crass, released in 1979. The record, originally released as a double 12", includes live tracks from a gig recorded at the Pied Bull pub in Islington, London, on August 7, 1979. The first three sides contain the studio tracks and play at 45 rpm, while the final side comprises the live material and plays at 33 rpm. The album's title is not only a pun on the Catholic rite of the Stations of the Cross (such jibes against the religious establishment were typical of Crass), but is also a reference to the graffiti campaign that the band had been conducting around London's underground railway system, the cover artwork depicting a wall at Bond Street tube station that had allegedly been 'decorated' by them.[citation needed] Although the album met mixed critical reception at first, it managed to sell at least 20,000 copies within two weeks.

CRASS "Best Before 1984" 2xLP (One Little Indian Records)
Best Before 1984 is a compilation of Crass' singles and other tracks, released in 1986, including lyrics and a booklet ("...In Which Crass Voluntarily 'Blow Their Own'") which details the history of the band in their own words. The album was named in reference to the notion that 1984 was the band's "'sell by date", the year that they had often publicly stated that they would split up. Indeed, the band ceased gigging and recording in that year.

BIKINI KILL "Reject All American" LP (Bikini Kill Records)
Reject All American is the final studio album by the American punk rock band Bikini Kill, released on April 5, 1996 by Kill Rock Stars. . Reject All American received generally favorable reviews from music critics. David Browne of Entertainment Weekly opined that the album is "28 wonderfully concentrated minutes of unrelenting punk, with mid-tempo stops that pay homage to Kurt Cobain and Tony Randall. The Go-Go's as riot grrrls." Robert Christgau praised Kathleen Hanna's vocals and Billy Karren's guitar playing, stating that they add definition and confidence.

BIKINI KILL "Pussy Whipped" LP (Bikini Kill Records)
A more experimental follow-up from these punk rock furies. While there's still lots of vitriol, the songs are more varied and even catchy. "Rebel Girl" is a manifesto just waiting to be discovered, and the rest of the album sees the band occasionally adding fun to their recipe for punk chaos. A good starting point.

CONFLICT "Standard Issue 1982-87" LP (Beat Generation Records)
Originally released in 1989, Standard Issue 82-87 presents British anarcho punks Conflict at their most fierce and confrontational, with a complete overview of the band´s classic early stages. Their extremely pissed off yet melodic trademark sound is here in all its angry splendor: three full 7"s are included, plus tracks from another 7", 3 LPs and a re-recording of their eponymous anthem. 13 blasts total of raging, original and strongly political UK hardcore, the ideal soundtrack to a world falling again into a pit of nationalism and fascist stupidity. Now more than ever, Conflict´s powerful protest noise needs to be listened to, and loud!

PRIMITIVE TEETH Demo Tape (Demo)
Chicago trio Primitive Teeth may play a classic style of punk (straightforward and accessible, with a dark edge and a little bit of swagger), but their subject matter feels utterly of our time. “Chemistry of Decay” seems to mock climate change deniers and the ineffectual global leaders who refuse to take adequate steps to protect our planet. “Don’t, don’t worry about it / Bury it six feet down / It’s someone else’s problem / We won’t be around,” vocalist Christine Wolf bellows. “Beyond the Right,” an emotional track, and also the longest, ruminates on how complex and emotionally draining family relationships can be. Opener “Plastic” is a clear highlight, its lyrics dealing with a problem that writers and musicians have been grappling with since day one: love gone wrong. At least at the hands of Primitive Teeth, you can pogo that toxicity away. -Bandcamp.

ALIEN BOYS "Night Danger" LP (Desolate Records)
Punk as fuck, political rock'n'roll from this powerhouse group from Vancouver. A rousing and charged record of melodic punk to move and inspire. For fans of La Fraction, The Gits, Vånna Inget, etc.

SKITSLICKERS "GBG 1982" Tape (Bunker Punks Records)
Fanclub cassette release of the legendary Shitlickers EP!!! Comes w/ inserts

RESTOCKS FOR 6/27/19:

BELGRADO "Obraz" LP
CHAIN CULT "Isolated" 7"
CONSTANT MONGREL "Living in Excellence" LP
DARK THOUGHTS "At Work" LP
DARK THOUGHTS "S/T" LP
DESGRASIA JUBENIL "Máxico" LP
DOUBLE-O / RED C "Demos" LP
EXECUTE "A-Z" 7"
EXECUTE, THE "Greatest Punk Hits (Collection Vol. 1)" LP
EXECUTE, THE "S.L.A.S.H. (Collection Vol. 2)" LP
EXECUTE, THE "S/T" (Comp Track Collection) LP
EXTENDED HELL "Call of the Void" 7"
GAI "Rock N Roll History Fuck Off" Lp
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO "S/T" LP
INNUMERABLE FORMS "Punishment In Flesh" Tape
KRIEGSHOG "S/T" 7"
KRIEGSHOG "S/T" LP
LOS CRUDOS "Cobardes" 7"
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Huff My Sack" LP (UK Press)
MOBS "Projection of Astral Body" Tape
NURSE, THE "Discography" LP
RASHŌMON "Pathogen X" LP
SCREAMING SNEAKERS "Marching Orders" 7"
SIAL "Binasa" 7"
SIAL "S/T" LP
TOTALITAR "Sin Egen Mostandare" Tape


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