Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5/10/16 - VAASKA - FUTURO PRIMITIVO EP OUT NOW!


After a slew of delays, the US pressing of the VAASKA - FUTURO PRIMITIVO EP is finally available for mass consumption. Here's the nitty gritty:

Rejoice, VAASKA have returned with more hard punk pounders for the masses! Originally pressed in a limited amount by VOX POPULI for the band's Japanese tour in the winter of 2016, Beach Impediment is delighted to make the latest release from Austin's finest available domestically to the hardcore punk fanatics that know the real deal and for those that would like to become more educated in the field. "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" features five tracks of the top notch D-Beat wth blazing guitar leads and ferociously belted lyrics in Spanish that you have come to expect from these guys over the years. Each record comes in a felt based glue pocket sleeve adorned with the stark black and white art of the great Brian Miller that has been the band's visual trademark since the beginning. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies.

There are 100 copies on TRANSLUCENT PINK vinyl that can be nabbed here while they last!

To hear a few songs from "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" head on over to the VAASKA Bandcamp

The following stores / distros will have copies of the record in the near future, if not already: SORRY STATE RECORDS, GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS, FEEL IT RECORDS, KATORGA WORKS, SIT & SPIN RECORDS, MATERIAL WORLD, HAVOC RECORDS, TODO DESTRUIDO, APT 512 BOOTIQUE, DISCOS MMM, BRAIN ABUSE, SPHC, REVHQ, DEEP THOUGHTS JP, and more that are in the works.

I've also recently updated the label's webstore with a ton of stellar distributed releases:

FRAMTID - THE HORRIFIC VISIONS EP
SKIZOPHRENIA! - SINGLE TICKET TO DEMO-LITION LP
YOSHIHIRO HIRAKO AND HUMAN ARTS - SHOGAKARA TAIGAE LP
TRIAGE - POWER BEAT EP
PRESSING ON - NO DEFEAT NO CAPITULATION LP
CHAOS UK - SHITMAN FUCKER EP
NO TOLERANCE - YOU WALK ALONE LP
SVART SNO - DEN SISTA SPIKEN I DEN SISTA KISTEN LP
DESPERATE FIX - DEATH KICKS LIFE'S ASS EP
MOB 47 - KARNVAPEN ATTACK EP
CRETINS - MEAT EP
JAVLA - S/T EP
THE LANDLORD'S - FITZGERALD'S PARIS LP
NASA SPACE UNIVERSE - 70 AD LP
ISOTOPE - MIDNIGHT SOLDIER EP

+ many, many more!

I also went ahead and added tons of old stock to the reduced price 12" and 7" sections, lots of killer titles from the likes of BREAKDOWN, P.F. COMMANDO, LIFE, FORWARD, SUDOR, MERCHANDISE, and ton more. Take a peek here and here!

Also, there are a few more Beach Impediment shirts left. These were a one time printing and will not be made again, thanks to everyone who nabbed one! They can be found here.

And lastly, here's an updated list of what's next as far as new releases and represses on the horizon:

OMEGAS - POWER TO EXIST LP
WARTHOG new 7"
BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12" repress (hoping for mid-late June)
CONCEALED BLADE - DEMO 2015 7" repress (should have these any day now!)
ABSOLUT / PARANOID - JAWBREAKING MANGEL DEVASTATION Split 12" repress (new layout, out soon to coincide with the west coast tour that the bands will be doing in early June)

+ plenty more on the horizon. We'll get there when we get there, man.

I believe that does it for now. Thanks for reading!

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2/2/16 - BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12" and STRUTTER - S/T EP OUT NOW!




Hey, it's 2016 and the B.I.R. shit show continues! I said I'd have these out in January but, as usual, the world of pressing records is a sly and unpredictable beast; a selfish lover, if you will. Regardless, they are FINALLY here and ready to roll, so let's get down to the nitty gritty:

BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12"

BLOOD PRESSURE finally deliver "NEED TO CONTROL" as a follow up to their Self Titled EP that turned heads all over when it came out in 2014. After a few personnel changes and a slew of gigs up and down the East Coast, the boys churned out yet another absolute pounder for the masses. You know the deal - this one features ten tracks of scathing hardcore punk from the Steel City, crafted in the way that they know how to make it out there... which is of the ripping, bleak, and fucked up variety. Featuring full color cover art by Matt Bellosi.

100 copies on COKE BOTTLE CLEAR vinyl for mailorder while they last!

STRUTTER - S/T EP

Beach Impediment is pleased to introduce the debut EP from Austin's STRUTTER. Hot on the heels of a true ripper of a demo and a slew of US and Canadian dates with GLUE that the band closed out 2015 with, this four song 7" delivers more of their brand of raging hardcore punk, bringing to mind groups like WHITE PIGS and other frantic and vicious hardcore acts in that vein. Featuring members of IMPALERS, VAASKA, GLUE, and THEE NODES. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve featuring full color art by Scott Young.

150 copies on TRANSLUCENT BLUE vinyl for mailorder while they last!

A song from each record can be heard here.

I've also recently made up some BEACH IMPEDIMENT shirts that I've been wanting to make for years and just never got around to doing until recently. These new releases, shirt, and a slew of other B.I.R. releases and distro items can be obtained here.

And for all of you folks over in Europe, please note that the BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12" is OUT NOW on EVEN WORSE RECORDS and WAY BACK WHEN RECORDS in The Netherlands and the STRUTTER - S/T EP will be OUT SOON on STATIC SHOCK RECORDS in the UK. Please order these releases from them, not only does it make sense to do so since you all share a land mass but recently postage prices in the USA got even worse than they were before! Thanks!

The following distros / stores will have copies of these new releases in the near future, if not already: SORRY STATE, FEEL IT, GRAVE MISTAKE, RECORD SHOP BASE (Japan), KATORGA WORKS, HELTA SKELTA RECORDS (Australia), TODO DESTRUIDO, END OF AN EAR, BRAIN ABUSE, DISTORTED PRESS, VELTED REGNUB, NAILGUN MURDER (Australia), SOAP AND SPIKES, HAUSFRAU RECORDS, ALL DAY RECORDS, DISCOS MMM, DERANGED, SAVAGE ERA, SLUG SALT RECORDS, REEL TIME, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, RUST AND MACHINE, and many more that are in the works.

In other B.I.R. release news, I finally got the repress of the AJAX - S/T EP in stock! 300 more with stamped back covers. The first press flew out of here pretty quick, so grab one while you can...

I've also recently stocked the distro with tons of great releases from all over:

DEATH SIDE - WASTED DREAM LP
DEATH SIDE - BET ON THE POSSIBILITY LP
KIELTOLAKI - VAPAUDEN ILLUUSIO LP
POWER - ELECTRIC GLITTER BOOGIE LP
BANDIT - HEATHEN ROCK 12"
TRAU - 12 SONG EP
EEL - THE MIND CURE YEARS 12"
FRIED EGG - THE INCREDIBLE FLEXIBLE EGG 7" FLEXI
MUERTE - S/T LP
ERA DEL VACIO - S/T LP
PMS 84 - S/T EP
BUTCHER - HOLDING BACK THE NIGHT LP
PISS - S/T EP
SKEMATA - SANCTIONED GENOCIDE EP
SEI TO SHI - VIDA Y MUERTE EP
PSYCHO SIN - FORWARD TO THE CAVES LP
NO PAROLE - S/T EP

+ many more! And I've also updated the marked down 7"s and 12"s sections for those interested in such things! Plus, I should have more releases from the likes of NO TOLERANCE, CHAOS UK, MUSTANG, CRUDE, and others coming in any day now.

And while I have you, here's a little glimpse at the next round of releases I have planned for 2016:

OMEGAS new 12"
VAASKA new 7" (US Pressing of the Japanese 7" for their upcoming tour)
DESPERAT new 12"
+ some other stuff I can't talk about yet.

Orders should start shipping the end of this week / beginning of next week.

Be easy,

-B.I.R.

Monday, October 5, 2015

10/5/15 - ABSOLUT / PARANOID SPLIT 12" OUT NOW!


As promised, B.I.R. has returned with more HCPM for that ass. Let's get right to it:

ABSOLUT (Canada) and PARANOID (Sweden) team up to unleash this split 12" of JAWBREAKING MANGEL DEVASTATION! We are pretty proud of this release as it comes with full color artwork by the legendary Japanese hardcore punk artist SUGI and comes in a gatefold sleeve. Its limited to 500 (400 black vinyl and 100 transparent orange). If you've heard either band before you know what to expect. ABSOLUT plays devastating HC punk influenced by late era Cimex and other punk bands with a metal tinge to them. The vocals on this are relentless. PARANOID hailing from Sweden have members from many other Swedish kang bands and are in my opinion one of the world's best current punk acts. Taking influence from the countless raging Swedish bands they grew up with but also taking plenty of cues from Japan and combining them into a barrage of intense hardcore punk that will leave you numb!

To order individual copies of the record, please go to http://beachimpedimentrecords.bigcartel.com

For wholesale inquiries, please contact beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

There are 100 copies on translucent orange vinyl for mailorder only.
UPDATE 10/6/15: Color vinyl is sold out!

This is a split release with BRAIN SOLVENT PROPAGANDA

The following stores / distros will have this record in the near future in the event it is easier to obtain from them: FERAL WARD, HAVOC RECORDS, SORRY STATE, GRAVE MISTAKE, VINYL CONFLICT, CELEBRATED SUMMER, THE TOTAL END, MIND CURE, BRAIN ABUSE, SIT & SPIN, CHIMICHANGA, and some more that are in the works.

Not sure yet if I will have enough copies to send off to EBULLITION, REVHQ, and COBRASIDE as usual due to the fact the record is selling quickly.

UP NEXT:

BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12"
STRUTTER - S/T EP
OMEGAS new 12"

Talk soon,
-B.I.R.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

MOVING! WEBSTORE CLOSED! BE BACK SOON!


SUP? B.I.R. and the fools that make it happen (a grown man and an adolescent feline) are in the midst of moving. The webstore has been closed but fret not, you can get all three of those new releases (along with any older titles that are still in print) from a slew of hot stores and distros all over Planet Earth - many of which are posted under the tab above this labeled "Distribution" so check around or you can even learn to use Google, perhaps? And don't worry about colored vinyl, that shit is long gone anyways so please don't email me about it.

All orders from this last round of releases have been shipped as of last week. I will try my best to respond to emails during this downtime but, eh, on top of moving and all that jazz I'm kind of enjoying the break from this as well. Don't be sad, it's not you, it's me...

Anyways, expect the return of B.I.R. via an update in early October during which the ABSOLUT / PARANOID split 12" will finally be unleashed! Sound good?

Another dumb summer is over / stay freaky,
-B.I.R.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8/25/15 - NEW 7"s from EEL, CONCEALED BLADE, and AJAX OUT NOW!!!


We meet again! B.I.R. is back with 3 new releases on the 7" format. There's not much else to say so I'm just gonna get down to it:

EEL - S/T EP

After a bit of down time since their last record, EEL has emerged from whatever local Pittsburgh landfill they came from with some more sonic blasts of the blown out noise infused hardcore punk pounders that they’ve made themselves known for with their past few releases. This particular slab features three original rippers followed by a DISORDER cover to close it all out. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve featuring some stunning cover art by Denis Boardman of the legendary UK band DOOM. Also included is a 14”x14” poster with a rather intricate black and white collage done by the band’s own 1984.

There are 150 copies on translucent red vinyl for mailorder only while they last.

CONCEALED BLADE - DEMO 7"

Braddock’s CONCEALED BLADE caught many off guard when their Earth shattering demo became available in early 2015 and now Beach Impediment is proud to bring it to the masses on the 7” format. Featuring members of BLOOD PRESSURE, HOUNDS OF HATE, and NO TIME, this recording is a relentless one full of the kind of riffs and vocals that bring late 80’s NYHC to mind while retaining a modern yet tasteful vibe all its own. For fans of hardcore and just simply “not for the fucking weak,” as they say.

There are 100 copies on clear vinyl for mailorder only while they last.
UPDATE 8/26/15: CLEAR VINYL IS SOLD OUT!

Available in Europe from HARDWARE RECORDS

AJAX - S/T EP

NYC’s finest follow up their demo and 7” on Katorga Works, along with their appearance on the HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE compilation, with what could very well be their best material to date! The four tracks on this new recording continue to exhibit the band’s perfected blend of USHC combined with the best of Sweden with harsh vocals barked over TOTALITAR influenced riffing. Saying that this release is essential would be an understatement. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve adorned with artwork by Shiva Addanki.

All copies are on black vinyl.

Available in Europe from STATIC SHOCK RECORDS

To order individual copies of these records, please go to http://beachimpedimentrecords.blogspot.com

To hear songs from these records, please go to http://soundcloud.com/beachimpediment

For wholesale inquiries, please drop me a line at beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

The following stores / distros should have copies of these records in the near future: KATORGA WORKS, FERAL WARD, GRAVE MISTAKE, SORRY STATE, FEEL IT, WARTHOG SPEAK, RECORD SHOP BASE (Japan), VINYL CONFLICT, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, TODO DESTRUIDO, BRAIN ABUSE, BLINDEAD PRODUCTIONS (Sweden), CHIMICHANGA, 5540 (Singapore), PAINKILLER, SOAP AND SPIKES, NO PATIENCE (Australia), REEL TIME, SPENDING A LOUD NIGHT IN, VELTED REGNUB, MIND CURE, DISTORTED PRESS, CELEBRATED SUMMER, WAX DELI, SURVEILLANCE INVESTMENTS, ORIFICE BIZZARRE, THE TOTAL END, JOINT CUSTODY, and more that are in the works.

And as always, for those that prefer to work with the professionals, these and all other in print Beach Impediment titles can be obtained with ease from EBULLITION, REVHQ, and / or COBRASIDE.

PLEASE NOTE: The label will be taking a little vacation for a couple weeks in early September due to moving. The webstore will be shut down and I will not be answering emails as frequently, but rest assured you can get the new joints from the fine labels and stores above along with any other in print Beach Impediment titles.

On the distro front, there are some new and exciting titles:

BLOOD PRESSURE - PROMO TAPE (tracks from the upcoming 12" that B.I.R. will be pressing)
FRAU - MIRA EP
ABSOLUT - PUNK SURVIVAL LP (Euro pressing)
THE VULTURES - S/T EP
THE SQUATS - NOISE-OVERDOSE EP
RIXE - COUPS ET BLESSURES EP
TOXIN III - I ROCK, I RAN EP
SLIMY MEMBER - S/T EP
RUKKUS - RAW SHOCK TERROR EP
PURE DISGUST - CHAINED EP

+ I added some more marked down 7"s and 12"s to that area of the store and even dropped the price more. Nab it up, I'm moving soon and the less shit I gotta pack the better!

Here's the updated list of what's up next:

ABSOLUT / PARANOID split 12” (October 2015)
BLOOD PRESSURE 12” (in production)
STRUTTER 7” (in production)
OMEGAS 12” (still working on some studio majik, baby)
+ some more shit for you hardcore punk funboys and fungals!

That's it. R.I.P. RSO.

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5/26/15 - VAASKA - TODOS CONTRA TODOS 12" OUT NOW!



Summer is once again rolling into the blue collar resort town of VB. The roads are crowded and the people are obnoxious, so it's been my pleasure spending the past week inside getting Beach Impediment #15 ready for you all! Thanks to those who snagged an advance copy of the record from the band on their East Coast tour with AJAX back in April. For everyone else, have at it! Here's the nitty gritty:

"Since the earliest days of hardcore punk, the city of Austin, TX has been known for producing some of the best in the genre. The notoriety of this particular scene has grown exponentially over the past few years with a deluge of stellar bands coming out and capturing the adoration of those in search of “that good shit.” Out of them all, VAASKA would have to be the longest running and most abrasive of the bunch.  After a five year break from the format the boys have delivered yet another 12” platter of the raging D-Beat that they initially made themselves known for and have been perfecting over the years. And the aforementioned half a decade break between the 12”s was in no way an indication of them slowing down, seeing the release of a 7” on Germany’s Heart First Records and the recording of a session with their latest and greatest lineup (featuring the addition of Chris Ulsh on the kit) that yielded a split 7” with fellow ATX goons THE IMPALERS and another with Japan’s SKIZOPHRENIA on Beach Impediment and 540 / Todo Destruido respectively. “TODOS CONTRA TODOS” features 11 tracks of blown out hard punk pounders that will continue to capture the attention of those who admire the art of crafting urgent and seething songs."

To order individual copies of the record, please go to http://beachimpedimentrecords.bigcartel.com

To hear a song from the record, please go to http://soundcloud.com/beachimpediment or you can hear a few songs via the band's Bandcamp page at http://vaaska.bandcamp.com

For wholesale or trade inquiries, please contact beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

There are 150 copies on translucent purple vinyl for mailorder only.

The following distros / stores will have this record available for sale in the near future: SORRY STATE, GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS, FERAL WARD, LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), TODO DESTRUIDO, PUNK AND DESTROY (Japan), VINYL CONFLICT, RECORD SHOP BASE (Japan), BRAIN ABUSE, END OF AN EAR, KATORGA WORKS, HEAVEN STREET, DISCOS MMM, CELEBRATED SUMMER, VELTED REGNUB, TRABUC RECORDS (Spain), INTERPUNK, REVHQ, RAUNCH RECORDS, ASSURD RECORDS (Italy), VOX POPULI (Japan), THE TOTAL END, and more that are currently in the works.

And as always, for those that prefer to work with the big dawgz this will be available from EBULLITION, REVHQ, and COBRASIDE in the near future.

On the distro front, I've stocked a few bangers since we last met:

FINAL WARNING - DEMONSTRATION 1983 EP
SHEER MAG - II EP
TRAGIEDIA - PUNK 'TIL DESTRUCTION: 88-89 LP
NEU-RONZ - S/T EP
TERVEET KADET  - LAPIN HELVETTI LP
WARHEAD - S/T LP
AGGRESSION PACT - S/T EP
BOSTON STRANGLER - FIRE LP
P.I.G.Z. - BLOODY BELGIUM EP
P.F. COMMANDO - ROUGH SOUND EP
P.F. COMMANDO - GO GO GO EP
PROXY - SLOW SUICIDE EP
SOMA COMA - S/T LP
PERTTI KURIKAN NIMIPAIVAT - OMA RAUHA EP
THEE NODES / NAUGHTY GIRLS - split 7"

+ some more records added to the discounted 7"s and 12"s section and tons of other stuff!

Lastly, here's the usual "up next" list with a few revisions and a new addition featuring some of my favorite joy boys:

EEL - S/T EP
CONCEALED BLADE - DEMO 7" (US Press)
ABSOLUT / PARANOID split 12" (Split release with BRAIN SOLVENT PROPAGANDA)
AJAX new 7" (US Press, out soon (now?) across the pond on STATIC SHOCK)
OMEGAS new 12"
BLOOD PRESSURE 12"
DESPERAT 12"

That'll do it for now,

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3/17/15 - V/A - HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE 7" OUT NOW!


Yo dogs, here we have the first release of 2015 for the Beach Impediment label - the long awaited HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE compilation. It's already shaping up to be a busy year and I'm elated to be kicking it off with this platter full o' pounders, here's the scoop:

HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE is a glimpse into a select few of the modern day practitioners of hardcore punk that reside within the continent of North America and are considered to be the cream of the crop by the primate in charge of Beach Impediment Records who is, coincidentally, responsible for putting this compilation together over the past year and a half. Contained within this 7" record are exclusive tracks from S.H.I.T. (Toronto, ON), IMPALERS (Austin, TX), PEACEBREAKERS (Boston, MA), AJAX (NYC), VIOLENT END (Chicago, IL), and MERCENARY (Atlanta, GA) that you wont hear anywhere else. Each record comes in a pocket sleeve along with a fold out insert featuring art from each of the bands.

There are 200 copies for mailorder on translucent brown vinyl while they last.

UPDATE 3/19: COLORED VINYL IS SOLD OUT!

To order individual copies of the record, please go to http://beachimpedimentrecords.bigcartel.com

For wholesale inquiries, please contact beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

The following distros / stores will have this release available for sale in the near future, if not already: SORRY STATE, FERAL WARD, LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), GRAVE MISTAKE, PUNK AND DESTROY (Japan), PAINKILLER RECORDS, STATIC SHOCK (UK), HELTA SKELTA RECORDS (Australia), ARMAGEDDON SHOP, KATORGA WORKS / HEAVEN STREET, FUN WITH SMACK, VINYL CONFLICT, 540 RECORDS / END OF AN EAR, OFFSIDE RECORDS (France). FEEL IT, FAILURE RECORDINGS, XSENTIENTX (Germany), WARTHOG SPEAK, VELTED REGNUB, 4490 RECORDS (Thailand), CHIMICHANGA DISTRO, BRAIN ABUSE, SOAP & SPIKES, THE TOTAL END, UGLY POP (Canada), MUTANT RECORDS (France), TEN FEET TALL RECORDS, BLACKWATER RECORDS, DEATHWISH INC, STATIC SHOCK MUSIK (Germany), GIVE PRAISE, RAT TOWN RECORDS, BAD HAIR LIFE RECORDS, and more that are in the works.

And, as per usual, for those that prefer to kick it with the big dog (ARF ARF!) distros you will soon be able to obtain this record from EBULLITION, REVHQ, and COBRASIDE.

I thought about posting a track from this on the Soundcloud, but what's the fun in that? Due to not wanting to spoil the surprise of any of these exclusive tracks, here's some links so you can hear the bands on this compilation in the event you're not already familiar with them:

S.H.I.T.
IMPALERS
AJAX
PEACEBREAKERS
VIOLENT END
MERCENARY

On the distro front, I got some newer items in stock such as:

BARCELONA - EXTREMO NIHILISMO EN BARCELONA MLP
RIXE - COUPS ET BLESSURES EP
AJAX - S/T EP
S.H.I.T. - FEEDING TIME EP
SOMA COMA - DUST LP
LEATHER DADDY - S/T EP
PILLAGE - S/T EP
SKEMATA - S/T LP
PIG DNA - CONTROL YOU FUCKER #3 EP
CAUSTIC DEFIANCE - S/T EP
FORWARD - AGAINST THEIR INSANITY LP

+ a bunch of marked down 7"s and 12"s, lots of killer titles from the likes of ARCHAIC, CHAOS UK, COLERA, DESPERAT, ISTERISMO, CONTRAST ATTITUDE, ILEGAL, OBLIVIONATION, ULSTER, and many more! Gotta make room for all the shit that's planned this year, so have at em!

Here's a glimpse into what's up next on Beach Impediment Records:

VAASKA - TODOS CONTRA TODOS LP
EEL - S/T EP
CONCEALED BLADE - DEMO 7" (US press)
ABSOLUT / PARANOID split 12" (US press, split release with BRAIN SOLVENT PROPAGANDA)

And much later after that there will be another 7" from BLOOD PRESSURE, the long awaited DESPERAT LP, and some other ill shit that is in the works. As always, stay tuned!

Peace,
-B.I.R.