Monday, April 22, 2019

4/22/19 - NEW RELEASES from CONDOR, GAME and WITCHTRIAL OUT NOW!!




Hey all! The Beach Impediment Spring 2019 releases are finally available! PLEASE NOTE - these new titles will start shipping the first week of May, thanks in advance for your patience and understanding! Let's just get right down to it, ya dig?

CONDOR - SINGLES 2017-2018 12"

Maxime Smadja has held many positions of note in some of the more exceptional French underground groups of recent years. For instance, you might know him as the beastly beat keeper behind Paris Oi band RIXE or the song writer behind the ever so catchy BOSS but for those who have yet to be initiated this is CONDOR - a one man band and love letter of sorts to his homeland and the particular strain of Oi / Punk music that it started yielding well over three decades ago. Previously only available on a pair of scarcely pressed and circulated cassingles, Beach Impediment Records is ecstatic to further the circulation of these six songs on the vinyl format. Channeling the brightest moments of the classic compilation series "Chaos En France" (and really, anything else on the Chaos Productions label that's worth a damn) combined with an execution so precise and well crafted that it carries that undeniable trademark of Smadja's many other contributions to the genre of punk over his time in it due to it's attention to detail and adoration of quality. And as a special bonus this slab features an additional track that is exclusive to this release - a cover of "Vengeance" by the 80's Parisian Oi outfit D.E.M. Each record comes in a jacket featuring the stellar art of Beau Richie depicting what I'd assume must be a typical day in one of the abundant alleyways that weave through out the City of Lights, plus a killer 18" x 24" fold out poster insert. Be sure to catch CONDOR on tour this spring through out North America!

There are 300 copies on CREAM VINYL for mailorder while they last!


GAME - NO ONE WINS LP

At long last, the follow up to 2017’s "Who Will Play?" flexi has materialised in the form of "No One Wins" on the LP format. With influences and membership that span the world of hardcore punk, both stylistically and geographically, this platter sports 10 tracks of pummeling hardcore punk that incorporates metallic elements drawn from the near and far reaches of mid 80s international hardcore and thrash to the simplicity of domestic HC pestilence. Blended with a great finesse that is both tasteful and potent  - which seems to be a rare feat to attain this day and age - and buttressed by a top notch mastering job by the great Arthur Rizk (SHIT "What Do You Stand For," Impalers "Cellar Dweller”, Power Trip ‘Nightmare Logic’) which only feeds the fire that is the base of these already enormous tracks. GAME is the conduit. Relatively new but sending sickening sounds into the New Wave of British Hardcore collective, decimating any and all willing to be destroyed.

Seek further advice on Game's sound via the precedent set by Gastunk, Celtic Frost, Sacrilege, Death Side, and the Execute. Members of Arms Race, Fucked Up, Career Suicide, Shrapnel, Violent Reaction and Subdued.

Each record comes in a UV gloss jacket adorned with a stunning collaborative art effort by Nicky Rat, Jack Sabbat and Taketo Ikegami along with a risograph insert.

There are 100 copies on WHITE VINYL available for mailorder while they last!

UPDATE 4/22/19: WHITE VINYL is SOLD OUT!

European friends! Please order this title from QUALITY CONTROL HQ as they are handling the pressing over your way.

WITCHTRIAL - S/T 12"

With the passage of two years since the release of their demo, along with a hefty helping of gigs under their belts, Mid-Atlantic powerhouse WITCHTRIAL have at long last bestowed upon us all the absolutely thunderous offering that is their self titled 12" EP. Drawing equally on the cult sounds of mid-80's international hardcore punk and the early days of underground extreme metal, WITCHTRIAL has made it their duty to remind us that there'd be no HELLHAMMER without DISCHARGE and no BATHORY without GBH. This slab features 6 brand new cuts of the driving metalpunk madness that many a maniac has embraced since the group's inception. Recorded by Carson Cox and mastered by Will Killingsworth ensuring a sonic assault that is unmatched. Each record comes in a jacket emblazoned with a dazzling layout designed by Reuben Storey.

There are 100 copies on SILVER VINYL available for mailorder while they last!

UPDATE 4/22/19: SILVER VINYL is SOLD OUT!

As always, these titles can be purchased via the Beach Impediment Records Webstore and streamed / downloaded via the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp.

For wholesale or anything else, please drop a line to beachimpediment[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

The following distros / stores will be getting copies of these releases as soon as they are able to ship: OFFSIDES RECORDS (France), PRIMATOR CREW (France), MASKED RACCOON (France), QUALITY CONTROL HQ (UK), STATIC AGE (Germany), ADULT CRASH (Denmark), ERSTE THEKE TONTRAEGER (Germany), FEEL IT, GRAVE MISTAKE, MATERIAL WORLD, TORN LIGHT, SLUGSALT, ANGRY YOUNG AND POOR, and many others that are in the works. Check back for updates!

And as always, both EBULLITION and RevHQ will have copies on hand soon for those that prefer to order from them!

All of these bands have some gigs coming up as well! For starters, CONDOR are in the midst of their North American jaunt as I type this. Here's the tour flyer with the dates, for info on individual gigs ask a local punk, mod, herbert, etc (aka I have no clue and won't be much help as a result)


WITCHTRIAL also have a bit of a Mid-Atlantic record release weekend planned as well! Half of said gigs are with MIDNIGHT! Here's the information I have on that:

THURSDAY MAY 16th - RICHMOND, VA @ BANDITO'S w/ BAT and UNDER ATTACK.
FRIDAY MAY 17th - BALTIMORE, MD @ METRO GALLERY w/ MIDNIGHT, CEMETERY PISS and BESTIAL EVIL.
SATURDAY MAY 18th - WASHINGTON, DC @ ATLAS BREWERY w/ MIDNIGHT, DEVIL MASTER, and LOUD NIGHT.
SUNDAY MAY 19th - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ RIGHT AID w/ DEMON LOVER and GRAVE TURNER.

As for GAME, they will be invading the USA come August for a slew of shows, some of which will be with ARMS RACE! More on that as it develops, keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Alright! On to the RECENT DISTRO ADDITIONS OF NOTE! All kindsa new domestic and international, modern and classic, rocking and rolling slabs in like:

POLO PEPO - SAN FELIPE ES PUNK EP
FORRA - MOSTRAME LO PEOR EP
FRIED EGG - SQUARE ONE LP
HONKAS - DAS LIED FUR FRITZ EP
HARNROHRER - S/T EP
PHYSIQUE - THE EVOLUTION OF COMBAT LP
ZYANOSE - CHAOS BENDER LP
HEZ - PROBLEMAS EP
THE BEAST - POWER METAL 12"
KIELTOLAKI - ELAMANVALHE EP

+ loads more! Give it a gander!

Also, it's worth mentioning the STIGMATISM - S/T EP is finally back in print after a slew of delays! 400 more on black vinyl with black dust sleeves. There's also a small repress of the VAASKA - INOCENTES CONDENADOS EP in the works that should hopefully be available in the near future. In the meantime, we got the last 5 or so of the first press kicking around in the webstore. Speaking of touring, keep your eyes peeled for them to be invading the east coast alongside Japan's SKIZOPHRENIA this summer! Oh and MURO will be over as well :) but yeah, more on all of that as it develops!

Up next on the Beach Impediment label:

HAIRCUT 12"
CAREER SUICIDE 7"

+ a few other odds and ends that I'll save for another time!

I think that about does it for now! Enjoy the spring weather, folks!

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

1/22/19 - VAASKA - INOCENTES CONDENADOS EP and MURO - ATAQUE HARDCORE PUNK 12" (US Press) OUT NOW!!



Hello and a happy new year to all of ya! Boy howdy am I just TICKLED PINK to start 2019 off with both of these slabs that are just the beginning of what is looking like a busy year. Let's get right to it:


VAASKA - INOCENTES CONDENADOS EP


"A lot has happened in the three years since the "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" EP dropped in correlation with the band's 2016 Japanese tour and now VAASKA returns to a world that's worse off with what could possibly be their final statement in the form of the "INOCENTES CONDENADOS" EP. Six tracks of smoldering D-Beat based hardcore punk which could arguably be the greatest recording session of their 10+ years as a band. Mastered by Kenko at Communichaos Media Clay Station in Sweden AKA exactly who you want to be twisting the knobs on a project like this. Each record comes in a Discharge style pocket sleeve with collaborative effort imagery by Todo Destruido, Jack Blackmon and Ryan Fromdeland."

There are 100 copies on OPAQUE YELLOW VINYL for mailorder while they last.

UPDATE: 1/22/2019 - VAASKA color vinyl is SOLD OUT!

Japanese press available from VOX POPULI RECORDS.


MURO - ATAQUE HARDCORE PUNK 12"


"What is there that can be said about Bogota, Colombia's MURO that can even remotely rationalize the true force of nature that they are both in the recorded setting and as a live entity? The initiated know the deal but for those that don't... welcome! Originally released by the outstanding Nordic based Byllepest Distro label in 2017, the "ATAQUE HARDCORE PUNK" 12" was repressed for the band's explosive appearance at NOT DEAD YET 2018 and the Canadian tour that followed shortly thereafter. Channeling the ferocity of other regional greats while contributing a take on the genre that is undeniably all their own, Beach Impediment Records is honored to aid in the North American advancement of this modern day South American hardcore punk classic. Each record comes in a DIY style paper sleeve containing two massive poster inserts, all of which was screen printed and assembled by the members of MURO at their Casa Rat Trap Collective in Bogota. Keep an ear to the ground as there will be more to come from this outstanding group in 2019."

There are 100 copies on WHITE VINYL for mailorder while they last.

As always, physical copies of each record can be obtained via the Beach Impediment Records webstore and both are streaming in their entirety over at the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp page.

The following distros / stores will have copies of these records very soon, if not already: PUNK AND DESTROY (Japan), LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), DRIPPER WORLD, FEEL IT RECORDS, SORRY STATE, GRAVE MISTAKE, CRUEL NOISE, WILD MUTATION, OFFSIDE RECORDS (France), MATERIAL WORLD, SOCIETY BLEEDS RECORDS, MAKE EM SWEAT RECORDS, and more that are in the works!

As always, both copies can be obtained from the big dawg distributors like EBULLITION and REVHQ very soon! FEEL IT will have copies available as well.

The distro is loaded up with a plethora of platters as well, ya know:

IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO - S/T LP
V/A - RAISE YOUR VOICE JOYCE 12"
CONDOR - CASSETTE SINGLE #2
DESGRACIA JUBENIL - MAXICO LP
RED DELICIOUS - FAR FROM THE TREE EP
TOTALITAR - 1986-1989 LP
SCAVENGER O.D. - NORTH AMERICAN DEATH SENTENCE EP
WASTE MANAGEMENT - TRIED AND TRUE LP
WAR OF DESTRUCTION - ANGST LP
FORWARD - FUTURE TROOPS LP
FORWARD - APATHY KILLS PEOPLE EP
FANCY - S/T EP
WARTHOG - S/T (4th) EP
L.O.T.I.O.N. / SCUMPUTER Split 12"
VANILLA POPPERS - I LIKE YOUR BAND EP
IRON BARS - S/T LP
RAT CAGE - BLOOD ON YOUR BOOTS EP
New additions to the DISCOUNT 7"s and DISCOUNT 12"s

+ LOADS OF OTHER SHIT! Give it a look-see. 

Up next on the Beach Impediment label:

WITCHTRIAL 12"
CONDOR 12"
CAREER SUICIDE 7"

+ some more crap I can't let loose at the moment so stay tuned!

That's all for now, okay? TALK SOON!

-B.I.R.

Friday, October 19, 2018

10/19/18 - NEW RELEASES from VANITY, BLOOD PRESSURE, STIGMATISM, and L'AMOUR OUT NOW!!




And we're back! It's been a busy year with not much to show for it... until now! As luck would have it all of these projects pretty much came together at the same time, thus they will be released as such! B.I.R. unloads 4 more slabs of all kindsa types today with more to follow next month! But for now, let's focus on the heavy hitters in question - READ ON!

BLOOD PRESSURE - SURROUNDED 12"

Say there was a Keystone State Wrestling Alliance of sorts that consisted of a plethora of regional hardcore punk bands instead of a gaggle of scantily clad lowbrow beefcakes in spandex... Pittsburgh's own BLOOD PRESSURE would surely be the undisputed heavyweight champions of this fictitious league that I envisioned whilst rocking a slash in that alley across from the Rock Room. Yeah, I was pretty hammered BUT who would object to such a notion though?! Hell, the proof is right here in the pudding buddy roe, which in this case is essentially just a bunch of pureed proteins and starches - AKA precisely the recipe of audibility that these yinzers have mastered and carried out time and time again. Two years away from the studio clearly didn't turn them into slouches by any stretch of the imagination. "SURROUNDED" supplies an undeserving world with ten tracks of seething and hate filled hardcore punk that is bound to tickle the fancy of any and all "real ones" or whatever. Cover art by the esteemed and ever so handsome Nicky Rat. BPHCFU b/w "WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN MOLE-A-MANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU?" 

There are 150 copies on RED VINYL for mailorder while they last!

European pressing of this record has been cancelled, please order it from Beach Impediment.

VANITY - EVENING RECEPTION LP

"A lost episode of Fawlty Towers set in the present day astride a shoddy sofa in a den in Brooklyn: Instead of not “mentioning the war” the challenge is to swim through this LP without uttering or even entertaining the tiniest sniff of dearest Nanker Phelge. This proves far more rewarding than throwing a knee-jerk ticker tape parade for the open-tuned greyzone murk of Guitar-Centre blues musicians everywhere and frankly, that would be a lazy disservice to what you're about to hear. Rising up instead, we have the grandiose and pampositical return of the perfectly named, Vanity. Yes that’s a compliment, no it's not a real word. Energetic punk consommé indebted to rock and roll but coming across less like the deliberate broken chains of Vans slip ons and Target 501s swapped for sequins, strides, and scarves - but more like an effort forged in Billy Zoom’s living room on Warren Zevon’s gear as played by the Saints’ roadies in a bar that serves really, really, really cold beer. Coincidentally, I would endorse that as a suggested serving. Take a long hard look in the mirror, slyly lit so your cheekbones pop, and preen yourself ’til your skin peels off."

-Jonah Falco, 2018

Each record comes in a matte jacket adorned with stunning art by the remarkable Lauren O'Connor.

L'AMOUR - LOOK TO THE ARTIST: 1978-1981 12"

When admiring a piece of cultural and historical significance it's not uncommon for the admirer to question where it all began; to trace it all back to the epicenter of the event that set it all into motion. If RICKY AND THE WHITE BOYS were the punk rock meteor that crashed into an unsuspecting Richmond, VA in the age of disco then L'AMOUR was the shock wave immediately following that fabled and chaotic impact event, forever altering the cultural landscape within the city limits. Formed in 1978 by a couple of disciples of rock and roll who'd had their lives altered by said genre / belief system in the years prior to that, Tom Applegate and Dave Stover recruited other like minded rockers to aid them in their aural conquest over the next few years that followed in the group's all too brief existence. In that time they left behind a trail of broken bottles, perhaps a few broken hearts, and definitely some perturbed club owners up and down the east coast. But most importantly, the fellas in L'AMOUR left us with documentation of their rock in the form of some long forgotten tapes. Nearly 40 years after the band entered the studio to lay down tracks for their first and only 7" single on the band's own legendary ZERO DEGREE RECORDS (a label that became synonymous with the release and widespread circulation of the early Richmond punk scene that was soon to follow), Beach Impediment is proud to not only re-release those classic songs but also bring to light a slew of previously unreleased tracks, alternate demo takes, and even a rare later era soundboard recording of the band live in their hometown that exhibits a grip of originals that sadly never made it into the studio before the band's untimely demise the day before Reagan took office. Lovingly transferred from the original 1/4" reels (some of which were a wee bit moldy after years of being M.I.A. but were thankfully salvaged via professional cleaning) along with a new mastering job, these tracks hit harder than ever! Members would go on to play in other classic and ground breaking Richmond bands like BEEX and THE PREVARICATORS. Each record comes with a fold out 12" x 24" double sided insert chock full of archival photos and flyers plus liner notes from Tommy the Rock himself that give the reader a glimpse into the counter-cultural explosion of the late 70's / early 80's in the land once known as Dixie. Electric guitars were (and still are) their only desire. Limited to 500 copies.

There are 100 copies on YELLOW VINYL for mailorder while they last! This edition also comes with a reprint of Tom and Dave's 1978 zine RICHMOND NEW RAVER scanned from the original master copy and chock full of reviews, rants, opinions, Patti Smith worship, and previously unpublished photos of THE RAMONES, THE CRAMPS, THE RUNAWAYS, and some local groups & rockers to boot PLUS reprints of three classic L'AMOUR flyers on thick card stock paper!

STIGMATISM - S/T EP

Ya know that Big City Records compilation "Montreal New York Connection 85 Live" with all the wild looking cartoon punks on it? STIGMATISM is the sonic equivalent of that big fella on the cover with the mohawk rocking boots and braces whilst letting off and undoubtedly blood curdling howl doing key bumps of meth with that flag toting skinhead from the back of the "United Blood" EP in a real seedy alleyway at like, 3:41 AM on a Tuesday. STIGMATISM is an infatuation with and/or an astute observation of the more, dare I say, "early man" aspects of that first wave of NYHC. Featuring an ex OMEGA and a native New Yorker united in their love of this particular style of hardcore punk, this demo recording has been slapped onto some slabs of plastic that can be played loud on a phonograph or utilized as a level plane for those aforementioned servings of meth. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve adorned with a design by the illustrious Spoiler. Limited to 500 copies.

There are 100 copies on WHITE VINYL for mailorder while they last!

As always, these releases are available for order from the Beach Impediment Records Webstore.

And they're also streaming / available for download over at the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp.

The following distros / stores should have copies of these releases in the near future, if not already:

SORRY STATE, GRAVE MISTAKE, FEEL IT, LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), PUNK AND DESTROY (Japan) STATIC SHOCK (UK), PAINKILLER, NECKCHOP, STATIC SHOCK MUSIK (Germany), CRUEL NOISE, VINYL CONFLICT, CELEBRATED SUMMER, XSENTIENTX (Germany), MATERIAL WORLD, QUALITY CONTROL (UK), PATIENT ZERO, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, SLUG SALT, WILD MUTATION, SOCIETY BLEEDS, SMASH DC, VELTED REGNUB and a few others that are in the works.

And as always, these will be available from EBULLITION, REVHQ, and FEEL IT for those that like to do the wholesale thang with the big dawgz.

I've admittedly been kind of slack on the distro game as of late, but there's been some gooduns in the mix lately like:

DISSEKERAD - S/T (VARNING) EP 
CEMENT SHOES - A PEACE PRODUCT OF THE USA 7"
EU'S ARSE / MUSTANG Split 7"
FORWARD - ANOTHER DIMENSION EP
TIPI & MINISTERIT - VERTA RAKASTAVA NAINEN EP 
OJO POR OJO - S/T LP
INMATES - CREATURES OF THE NIGHT EP and S/T EP
BETA BOYS - LATE NITE ACTS LP
INSINUATIONS - PROMPT CRITICAL EP
KORSFAST - SKARPT LAGE LP
SNOR - SCANDINAVIAN HEARTBREAKER EP
LA URSS - NUEVO TESTAMENTO LP

+ lots of other crap, many additions to the MARKED DOWN 7"s and MARKED DOWN 12" and a bunch of incoming titles from LA VIDA ES UN MUS, PAINKILLER RECORDS, and a few others that are in the works.

Up next on the Beach Impediment Label:

MURO - ATAQUE HARDCORE PUNK 12" (North American pressing of this modern day Colombian hardcore punk classic! The band is currently touring Canada as I type this, go see em if ya can!)
VAASKA - INOCENTES CONDENADOS EP (Split release with Japan's VOX POPULI RECORDS)
CAREER SUICIDE - MACHINE RESPONSE EP (US pressing of the band's recent European tour 7" featuring a previously unreleased track)

+ some more shit that I'll tell ya about later.

That'll do it. Thanks for the interest and if you're an American reading this please fucking vote on November 6th. CHEERS!

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

4/2/18 - FETISH - S/T EP and WITCHTRIAL - DEMO 2017 12" OUT NOW!!



Greetings! Welcome to the first Beach Impediment Records new release post of 2018. I got a couple hot platters on deck for ya along with a good glimpse of the rest of the year in B.I.R. happenings so let's just get right to it:

FETISH - S/T EP

"While one should hesitate to use the term "super group," it would be kinda hard to not consider utilizing some kind of label in that vein in regards to Portland, Oregon's FETISH. For starters if we're gonna talk about genre altering personnel within the ranks of this group, you'd have to note that this recording showcases the first time that Thee Slayer Hippy and Vegetable have come together to create ugly hardcore punk music since their stint together in the "War All The Time" era of the legendary Kings of Punk POISON IDEA three decades ago. It also doesn't hurt that 3/4 of PDX punk heroes LONG KNIFE (Colin Jarrell, Scott Goto, and Chris Reid respectively) are in the mix as well along with later era PI guitarist Brandon Bentley. Their debut track "TAKE THE KNIFE" showcases the sheer power of this group and is just a sign of what is to come with the band's full length record that will hopefully see the light of day later this year. On the flip side, a stirring rendition of LOVE's classic track "A House Is Not A Motel" closes this one out leaving us hungry for more. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve featuring cover art by the talented Joe B."

There are 200 copies on OPAQUE RED VINYL for mailorder while they last.

UPDATE: Color vinyl is SOLD OUT from Beach Impediment but the band will have plenty of copies at their soon to be announced record release show in Portland.

WITCHTRIAL - DEMO 2017 12"

Rather than let it remain exclusive to a small run on the cassette tape format, Beach Impediment is proud to give the 2017 Demo by the Mid-Atlantic metalpunk power house WITCHTRIAL a proper go on vinyl. While the members of this band are known to many for creating a slew of well done hardcore punk outfits in recent years, their venture into this particular realm of the heavier and far more grisly has proven to be a worthy one as evidenced through these four tracks. Featuring a new mastering job by Will Killingsworth (the ferocity of which is truly magnified on a 45 RPM 12") along with striking cover art by Alex Heir and logo by Guilherme Bacellar. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl.

As always, these releases can be purchased from the Beach Impediment Records Big Cartel and streamed / downloaded over at the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp page.

The following distros / stores should have copies of these records soon, if not already: SORRY STATE RECORDS, GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS, FEEL IT RECORDS, PUNKDISTRO (Germany), BLITZ RECORDS (UK), PHOBIA RECORDS (CZ), PUNK AND DESTROY (Japan), RECORD BOY (Japan), HELL'S HEADBANGERS, JOINT CUSTODY, REPO MAN RECORDS (Denmark), DISK UNION (Japan), VINYL CONFLICT, MATERIAL WORLD, DESOLATE RECORDS, EXTREME NOISE, NECKCHOP RECORDS, DISTORT REALITY RECORDS, and a few more that are in the works.

And as always, both releases are available for wholesale from EBULLITION and REVHQ.

In other news, this past January we had the inaugural release on our cassette tape imprint label ANONYMOUS CAVE with the BATTERING RAM - LET ME FIGHT WHERE I LAY... CS. Most of the copies have sold but I have a few more up in the webstore for those interested. Here's the information on that one:

"For the inaugural release on the Beach Impediment cassette only imprint label ANONYMOUS CAVE, we're proud to bring you the BATTERING RAM - LET ME FIGHT WHERE I LAY... CS. This group is a real tour de force or some shit, featuring the Brothers Radigan aka Biff and Big Ev coming together to share three heavy metal / hard street rock originals that (along with the mystical powers of narcotics) might very well make the listener think they're in a seedy London alley circa 1982, sprawled out on top of a pile of rubbish, suckling sour milk directly from the teat of one of them fabled Filth Hounds of Hades; along with a ZZ Top cover to close it all out and send ya the fuck off. Each tape comes enclosed within a black and white card stock J-card adorned with art by Andy Fletcher. Limited to 200 copies."

You can also stream / download the cassette over at the Anonymous Cave Bandcamp page. And on the off chance that any of you will be seeing BATTLE RUINS in Germany this coming weekend, I'd imagine Brendan will have copies of the tape for sale at that gig as well.

It's also worth noting that both the EEL - NIGHT PARADE OF 100 DEMONS LP and LONG KNIFE - SEWERS OF BABYLON EP have been repressed and are once again available!

Got a shit ton of distro updates as well with heaps of new titles available:

CRUDE - DRUG CULTURE LP
GHOUL - NIGHT OUT LP
KALEIDOSCOPE - 2017 EP
THE FRITZ - S/T LP
LOSE LOSE - KILL OR BE KILLED LP
HAIRCUT - SHUTTING DOWN EP
ABSOLUT / SVAVELDIOXID - Split 12"
LIFE FUCKER - Z LP
JACK & THE RIPPERS - NO DESIRE EP
V/A - MY MEAT'S YOUR POISON 12"
CASANOVAS IN HEAT - TWISTED STEEL SEX APPEAL LP
THE COWBOYS - VOLUME 4 LP
WASTED TIME - FUTILITY LP
DOG SOLDIER - ABSOLUTE EPIC HORRORS LP
DISSEKERAD - IV EP

+ LOADS & LOADS & LOADS more! Give it all a gander in the webstore.

Next up on Beach Impediment:

BLOOD PRESSURE - S/T LP
VANITY - EVENING RECEPTION LP
L'AMOUR - DISCOGRAPHY 12" (Richmond punk circa 1978, a collection of all their recorded material which includes their sole 7" that Tom's Zero Degree Records released in 1979 along with loads of previously unreleased material)
CAREER SUICIDE - MACHINE RESPONSE EP (US pressing of the band's European tour 7" from last year that includes a previously unreleased track)

+ some more shite that's in the works for you freakies.

That does it for now. Be good to one another, ya hear?

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

10/3/17 - EEL - NIGHT PARADE OF 100 DEMONS LP OUT NOW!!



Well, well, well... I'm excited to be closing the year out with this one - the magnum opus by some of Pittsburgh's finest miscreants, beer drinkers, and hell raisers AKA James Rose and his EEL boys. More on that below along with some tour dates coming up soon in the northeast, a fair amount of which are with the legendary VARUKERS. So yeah:

"Polish Hell, Pittsburgh's EEL have once again crawled out of a dimly lit basement a few blocks from Gooski's to offer up their most forceful effort yet. "NIGHT PARADE OF 100 DEMONS" is the culmination of a band spending half of a decade perfecting their particular interpretation of the microcosm that is punk. The end result is eleven tracks of violent and destructive commotion that seems to mirror the world that has always surrounded us but is becoming far more apparent as of late. Once again, these freaks of nature achieve their prime objective - bombarding the listener with a relentless barrage of their rust belt style noise drenched hardcore punk... an all out aural assault. Each record features stunning black and white cover art by the legendary Japanese hardcore artist Kazuhiro Imai accompanied by a stellar piece on the reverse by Luke Kislak."

There are 100 copies on HIGHLIGHTER YELLOW vinyl for mailorder while they last.

UPDATE: All color vinyl is SOLD OUT.

You can buy a copy of the record over at the Beach Impediment Records Big Cartel.

The record is also streaming in its entirety and available for download over at the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp.

In the event you happen to be interested in obtaining wholesale copies of this release and/or have any other questions, drop me a line at beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com.

The following stores / distros will have copies of the record soon, if not already:

SORRY STATE, LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), PHOBIA RECORDS (Czech Republic), GRAVE MISTAKE, FEEL IT, CRUEL NOISE RECORDS, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, SOCIETY BLEEDS RECORDS, SIT AND SPIN RECORDS, HAUSFRAU, FAITH / VOID (Canada), NECKCHOP RECORDS, DISTORT REALITY, THE TOTAL END (Canada), BYLLEPEST DISTRO (Norway), MATERIAL WORLD RECORDS, SOAP AND SPIKES, and many more that are in the works.

Be sure to catch them on the aforementioned jaunt up in the nord'east that is popping off in about a month, they didn't really provide me with much information as far as venues and all that other important stuff but I trust that there are some gumshoes among you that can suss out the nitty gritty:

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9th - STATE COLLEGE, PA
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10th - NYC
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11th - WOOSTA, MASS BRO!
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12th - PHILADELPHIA, PA w/ VARUKERS
MONDAY NOVEMBER 13th - BALTIMORE, MD w/ VARUKERS
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14th - PITTSBURGH, PA w/ VARUKERS

Speaking of Beach Impediment groups on the road, Richmond punk darlings FRIED EGG are about to embark on a tour centered around their participation in this year's NOT DEAD YET FEST in Toronto, Ontario. Here's the details on that one:

10/7 Philly @ Time Cube w/ Dark Thoughts, Weed Hounds, Dialer
10/8 Hadley, MA @ Tears for Sears w/ Meat Dreams, Gay Mayor
10/10 Montreal @ Braserie Beaubien w/ Radiation Risks, Total Bliss, Boar God
10/11 Ottawa @ Pressed w/ Radiation Risks, Doxx
10/13 Toronto - Not Dead Yet Gig #3 @ Sneaky Dees w/ Glue, Haram, Patsy, Booji Boys, Rashomon, Tashme
10/15 Cleveland @ Now That's Class w/ Yambag, Weedwhacker

In other record related news, the 3rd and FINAL press of the WARTHOG - S/T EP is now available as well! 300 on SALMON VINYL since that's Naideau's favorite color or some shit, I dunno man. Anyways, get it while ya can cuz once its gone its GAWWWNNN! In other repress news, be on the lookout for a 2nd press of the LONG KNIFE - SEWERS OF BABYLON EP as the first press flew out the door.

In distro news, got a few new thangs floating around in there:

NEGATIVE INSIGHT # 3 w/ SHITLICKERS EP reissue
BAD POSTURE - C/S LP
NEGATIV - AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS EP
NARCOESTADO / AUSENCIA Split EP
TESTA DURA - LOTTA CONTINUA EP
REMNANTS - ACCOMPLICES NOT ALLIES LP
some new additions to the discount 12" and 7" sections

+ copies of the new LEBENDEN TOTEN - MIND PARASITES LP that should be here any day now!

That about does it for now. As always, here's a little glimpse at what is to come. The bulk of this will be more than likely dropping in 2018:

CAREER SUICIDE - MACHINE RESPONSE EP (US press with extra track not included on limited European tour pressing)
WITCHTRIAL - DEMO 12"
BATTERING RAM cassette tape (heavy metal and hard rock from the Brothers Radigan, this will be the debut release on our cassette only imprint label ANONYMOUS CAVE)

+ eventual new recordings from the likes of BLOOD PRESSURE, CONCEALED BLADE, WITCHTRIAL, and some more that are in the works and can't be unveiled yet.

Much love,
-B.I.R.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7/25/17 - KATASTROF - S/T EP OUT NOW!!


Coming to you live from the heatwave that is currently gripping the capital city of Virginia, here's another edition of the "New Release from Beach Impediment Blog Post Thing" - this month we're bringing you some FIIIIINE Swedish hardcore; a debut recording crafted by some veterans from that sector of the world / that particular style of hardcore punk that are pretty damn good at what they do as evidenced by their respective catalogs, feel me? At any rate, enough jawing, read on for more info on the aforementioned hardcore slab, some distro additions, a glimpse at what's next, and other fun stuff in that vein:

Beach Impediment is proud to present the US pressing of the debut release by Sweden's KATASTROF. A few years after the demise of their short lived yet utterly fantastic project known as INSTITUTION, the voice of TOTALITÄR and the riff boss of HERÄTYS have come together yet again to bring us some more top shelf mangel; a style that they've proven to be knowledgeable in the composition and execution of for quite some time now. Five tracks recorded at Communichaos Clay Station that will please any enthusiast of the genre / art form that is Swedish hardcore. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve and includes a download code.

There are 100 copies on WHITE VINYL available for mailorder while they last.

UPDATE: WHITE VINYL sold out within a few hours and is no longer available.

You can buy copies of the record over at the Beach Impediment Records Big Cartel.

The record is also streaming in its entirety and available for download over at the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp.

In the event you're interested in obtaining wholesale copies of this release (and any others) or have any other questions, please drop a line to beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

And for my Euro folks out there, the great ADULT CRASH from Copenhagen, Denmark will be handling the European pressing of the record, please obtain it from them once its officially out in the very near future.

The following distros / stores / etc either already have copies of the record or will have em in the near future: SORRY STATE, STATE LAUGHTER, MATERIAL WORLD NYC, BRAIN ABUSE, DEEP THOUGHTS JP, SOAP AND SPIKES, NECK CHOP, HAVOC RECORDS, ALL DAY RECORDS, DISCOS MMM, BIOCIDIO, TODO DESTRUIDO, and some others that are still in the works and/or that I'm blanking on at the moment.

In DISTRO news, lotsa new bangers are floating around in the shop since we last spoke. Here's just a smattering of what we're working with:

IMPALERS - CELLAR DWELLER LP
GLUE - S/T EP
V/A - MY MEAT'S YOUR POISON 12"
SACRIFICIO - PULIDORES DE TUMBAS LP
EXOTICA - MUSIQUE EXOTIQUE 2 LP
ANXIETY - WILD LIFE EP
ULTRA - MISTICA MODERNA EP
CAREER SUICIDE - MACHINE RESPONSE LP
CRIATURAS - RUIDO ANTISOCIAL EP
PRESSING ON - FUTURE EP
SVAVELDIOXID - KRIGETS BRUTALITET EP
BRING THE DRONES - IGNORANCE PARADISE LP
FIT FOR ABUSE - THE PSYCHO RAY SESSIONS EP
FIT FOR ABUSE - TOO LITTLE TOO LATE EP

+ much, much, much more!

A few other things... FRIED EGG embark on their west coast tour later this week! Here's the info for those interested, definitely catch them if your schedule / geographical location permits as they are one of the few great punk acts in Virginia at the moment:

JULY
27 PORTLAND @ Blackwater w/ Heavy Hands (last show), Naux, U-Nix (https://www.facebook.com/events/1399375846816295/)
28 SANTA ROSA @ The Church on 5th w/ Acrylics, Rut, The Goochers, Hose Rips (https://www.facebook.com/events/1427127960641366/)
29 SF @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Violence Creeps, Beatniks, North Is Everywhere (https://www.facebook.com/events/435592786792709/)
30 LA @ Rec Center (ask a punk) w/ Dirty & His Fists, Thee Guillotines, Lifer (https://www.facebook.com/events/473926099636574/)

AUGUST
1 TIJUANA @ Moustache Bar
2 GROVER BEACH @ Skip Gibson's BBQ w/ Humanoids, HWY!, Phoebe, + more (https://www.facebook.com/events/255466141612765)
3 OAKLAND @ The Octopus w/ Marbled Eye, Nopes, Lofter (https://www.facebook.com/events/363930747342318/)
4 PORTLAND @ Esta Noche House w/ Daudyflin, Xylitol, Macho Boys (www.facebook.com/events/843048995844008)
6 OLYMPIA HARDCORE FEST - Sunday Matinee @ Le Voyeur w/ Rik and The Pigs, Rina, Flamethrower (https://www.facebook.com/events/264515980632053)
7 SEATTLE @ The In w/ Narcoestado, Ausencia, United Void (https://www.facebook.com/events/1496361733767333/)
8 VANCOUVER @ 333 w/ Policy of Truth, Crumb, Hygiene (https://www.facebook.com/events/265260680545843)

Before I wrap this up, here's a little glimpse at what is to come next on the Beach Impediment Label:

EEL - NIGHT PARADE OF 100 DEMON LP (late summer / early fall 2017)
CAREER SUICIDE - MACHINE RESPONSE EP (US pressing with extra track not included on European tour edition)

+ new recordings from BLOOD PRESSURE, CONCEALED BLADE, WITCHTRIAL, and some other stuff I'm keeping the lid on at the moment but if ya see me around town drunk or something and ask me I might tell ya about like one or two of em, IDK.

Be well,
-B.I.R.

Friday, May 5, 2017

5/5/17 FRIED EGG - BACK AND FORTH EP and LONG KNIFE - SEWERS OF BABYLON EP OUT NOW!!




It's that time of year, folks... The Beach Impediment Label hath spewed out some more hardcore punk for the fuckers that fuck with such things. It's a rag tag group, that bunch. This time around we have exclusive punk music from the likes of FRIED EGG - the pride of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Portland, Oregon bruisers LONG KNIFE. Rejoice! Curse! Laugh! Cry! The choice is yours, grease or annihilation:

FRIED EGG - BACK AND FORTH EP

FRIED EGG are back with a new EP for Beach Impediment Records following their debut 7" on Negative Jazz and a self-released flexi. For the uninitiated, FRIED EGG have been one of Central Virginia's most exciting and original hardcore punk acts to watch over the past couple of years. Their style has a very contemporary feel, yet manages to stand out based on consistently inventive songwriting that is matched with the finesse and power that belongs in the hardcore punk genre. "BACK AND FORTH" boasts four new cuts (tracked live including vocals for anyone keeping score) that truly stand out from the pack. From the precise and original guitar lines to the absolute wrecking crew of a rhythm section, FRIED EGG have produced an EP that commands your attention - a stark, original effort that obliterates any generic, poorly recorded garbage in its way. Need we say more? Each copy comes housed in a glue pocket sleeve adorned with artwork by Nathan Ward.

There are 100 copies available for mail order while they last; 30 on EGG PATTERN VINYL (these were more expensive to make, hence the difference in price) and 70 on CLEAR YELLOW VINYL.

LONG KNIFE - SEWERS OF BABYLON EP

Following a couple years of  relative dormancy after a series of tours in support of a well received full length that spanned various continents, PDX punk heroes LONG KNIFE return with five tracks of sonic venom in the form of the "SEWERS OF BABYLON" EP. The recipe remains the same, the delivery just as biting, and the addition of Keith Testerman on drums (WARCRY, LEBENDEN TOTEN, HELLSHOCK, etc) adds even more to the already savage total package. Portland's 21st century Kings of Punk are still alive and well. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve with full color cover art by Dennis Dread.

There are 100 copies on OPAQUE RED VINYL available for mail order while they last.

Copies of each record can be found at the Beach Impediment Records Big Cartel.

Both records are streaming in their entirety over at the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp.

In the event you'd like wholesale copies of the record or if you have any other questions, please send an email to beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com.

The following distros / stores will have copies of these new releases soon, if not already: SORRY STATE RECORDS, LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), MATERIAL WORLD, GRAVE MISTAKE, FEEL IT RECORDS, NECK CHOP, FAITH / VOID (Canada), CRUEL NOISE, STATIK SHOCK (Germany), PAINKILLER RECORDS, CHIMICHANGA DISTRO, VINYL CONFLICT, ERSTE THEKE TONTRAGER (Germany), REVELATION RECORDS, and more that are in the works.

And as always, in the event its more convenient to work with these fine folks, both releases will be available from EBULLITION and REVHQ in the not too distant future!

In addition to these new releases, there's a metric shit ton of new distributed records available as well. Here's a sampling of what we're working with:

HUMAN GAS - DISCOGRAPHY LP
AGGRESSION PACT - INSTANT EXECUTION EP
V/A - BLOODSTAINS ACROSS VIRGINIA 12"
TYRANT - S/T EP
PLOMO - TODO PASA DEMO TAPE
RIXE - BAPTIME DU FEU EP
STRAIGHTJACKET NATION - S/T LP
PUBLIC TRUST - THE LEPER EP
S.H.I.T. - i EP

+ loads and loads more! I've also updated the marked down 7"s and 12"s with all kindsa releases, man.

Enough of that, though. Both bands have a slew of live dates coming up this summer:

FRIED EGG have a string of east coast dates starting TODAY:

5/5 BRADDOCK, PA @ Dock 5 w/ KILLER OF SHEEP and MEDIUM UGLY
5/6 TORONTO, ON - It's Cold Outside Fest @ Owl's Lodge w/ TAPEHEAD, NO NEGATIVE, BOOJI BOYS, and many more
5/7 ROCHESTER, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ TAPEHEAD and STRESS
5/8 NYC @ The Gateway w/ PSYCHOS ONLY and MASS MEDIA

and a quick little jaunt north a few weeks later:

6/1 WASHINGTON, DC @ Chill Factory w/ KALEIDOSCOPE, RASHOMON, and DIASPORA
6/2 BALTIMORE, MD @ TBA

and then the boys will be heading out west come late July / early August... these gigs are still in their formative stages so keep an eye out for more information if ya live out that way:

7/27 PORTLAND, OR
7/28 SANTA ROSA, CA
7/29 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
7/30 LOS ANGELES, CA
7/31 REDLANDS, CA
8/1 TIJUANA, MEXICO
8/2 SANTA ANA, CA
8/3 OAKLAND, CA
8/4 EUGENE, OR
8/5 - 8/6 OLYMPIA, WA for OLYMPIA HARDCORE FEST
8/7 SEATTLE, WA
8/8 VANCOUVER, BC
8/9 PORTLAND, OR

LONG KNIFE are currently in the midst of finishing a run of east coast gigs with Japan's mighty AI. These are the remaining gigs:

5/5 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Second Empire
5/6 BOSTON, MA @ Hardcore Stadium w/ GREEN BERET, STERILE, and NEW CROSS
5/7 NYC @ Sunnyvale w/ URCHIN and MATI

and come June they will be returning to Europe! Updates on the tour can be found here as they develop, but as of right now the itinerary is as follows:

6/8 MUNICH, GERMANY
6/9 LEIPZIG, GERMANY
6/10 PRAGUE, CZECH
6/11 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
6/12 TORUN, POLAND
6/13 GDANKS, POLAND
6/14 BERLIN, GERMANY
6/15 HAMBURG, GERMANY
6/16 - 6/17 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK for K-TOWN FEST
6/18 BREMEN, GERMANY w/ LEBENDEN TOTEN
6/19 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND w/ LEBENDEN TOTEN

UP NEXT:

KATASTROF - S/T EP (ex members of TOTALITAR and HERATYS doing what they do best)
EEL - NIGHT PARADE OF 100 DEMONS LP
CAREER SUICIDE - MACHINE RESPONSE EP (US press with an extra unreleased song that wasn't on the European tour press)

+ some eventual new slabs from BLOOD PRESSURE, WITCHTRIAL, and some other stuff I'm not able to talk about at the moment.

That's all for now,

-B.I.R.