Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4/15/14 - GAS RAG - BEATS OFF MLP OUT NOW!


After a slew of delays (fuck Record Store Day) the GAS RAG - BEATS OFF MLP is FINALLY available for your ordering pleasure! Better late than never I suppose! I'm excited to finally have a new release for 2014. Anyways, READ ON:

The anarcho-prostitutes of Chicago's GAS RAG return with the "BEATS OFF" MLP, featuring 11 more tracks of the hardcore punk that you dingles have come to know them for. Following up the "HUMAN RIGHTS" EP that that lit up all the interwebs and print media rags with a plethora of praise and hate from all kinds of bloggers, "music journalists," and other assorted dimwits; the gang is back with their first 12" that continues to pay homage to their Midwestern homeland whilst sending warm regards to the distant land of Scandinavia, all the while churning out a special brand of aggressive rock. This is a platter full of frantic yet tasteful riffs, a savage vocal delivery, and professionally executed pre-teen drumming - producing an end result that will inevitably aid in the listener's self destructive course of choice. Try not to freak the fuck out.

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

To hear a song from the GAS RAG - BEATS OFF MLP, http://soundcloud.com/beachimpediment

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

Interesting trades will also be considered.

For more information, please visit http://beachimpedimentrecords.blogspot.com

EUROPEANS: PLEASE ORDER THIS RECORD FROM EVEN WORSE RECORDS! They pressed it over there and not only will it be cheaper to get it from them but you'll receive the actual record a lot faster.

Also, the band will have copies on hand at the NEW YORK'S ALRIGHT festival this weekend up in NYC. Get you some.

The following distros will have copies of the record in the near future:

FERAL WARD, GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS, FEEL IT RECORDS, SORRY STATE RECORDS, VINYL CONFLICT, and more that are in the works.

And as always, for those that prefer to big dick it with the big dawgz - EBULLITION, REVHQ, and COBRASIDE will be have a bunch of them very soon as well.

That does it for now. These will begin shipping early next week. Cheers!

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS EP & MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP REPRESSES AVAILABLE NOW + OTHER UPDATES



Hello,

After a slew of delays, the represses of both the GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS EP and the MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP have finally arrived at BIR HQ. Nerd stats: GAS RAG is the 3rd press of 500 copies with yellow and green center labels and the MERCY KILLINGS EP is the 2nd press with green and black center labels limited to 330 copies. Should your store / distro fancy any copies, drop me a line for wholesale rates. Interesting trades will also be considered.

In other news, the arrival of the GAS RAG - BEATS OFF MLP is getting closer and closer! The powers that be are informing me that these should (hopefully) be in my hands come mid-April, barring any shenanigans possibly caused by the infamous white folks holiday that happens around the same time. Anyways, the plan is for the band to DEFINITELY have copies at NEW YORK'S ALRIGHT, so if you're going to that shindig chances are looking pretty damn good that you'll be able to nab a copy in person from the band. Two songs from the record are available for your sampling; the first via a bad ass music video that the band made and the second from the ever so trusty B.I.R. Soundcloud. Also, for all of you Europeans out there that hate the shit postage that comes with ordering from America - fear not! My main man Noel at Even Worse Records will be handling the European release of this stellar record, so be sure to holler at him for a copy once they're available come April. Anyways, more information on that as it develops.

Here's some more label news:

-The "HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE" compilation is moving along at a snail's pace (as per usual) but hey, I got a track from S.H.I.T. the other day and it is THE SHIT!!! By the way I am no longer accepting submissions for this, the lineup is set... now I just wait for slow ass bands (my own included) to actually capture the magic in the studio... so stay tuned!!

-I've got a slew of releases planned for this year and I'm usually hush hush until I get close to getting the ball rolling on them. So now that the music has been sent off for this, I figured I'd let y'all know that BIR-012 will be the debut 7" from BLOOD PRESSURE, a band from Pittsburgh, PA that is absolutely ape shit. I'm legitimately excited to be apart of this and will be sure to post a track on the Soundcloud once we get a bit closer to the release. In the meantime, the band is selling copies of their demo tape. Holler at Eric via radiationmasturbation[at]gmail[dot]com if ya fancy a tape, there's only 100 made so get on that! I'm gonna try to get some for the webstore as well.

-Both the OBLITERATION - WAR IS OUR DESTINY EP and the MOD SUBS - PRIMITIVE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS LP are down to their last half a dozen copies each. There are no plans to repress either of these, so if they tickle your fancy get you some!!

And while I'm here, how about a distro update:

WARTHOG - EXTERMINATE ME EP
HEAVY NUKES - S/T 12"
APPARATUS - DEGENERATION OVERDRIVE EP
PARASIT - BAG OF ENEMIES EP
BREAKOUT - RAZOR WIRE EP
ECTOPLASM - S/T EP
DHK - EXTINCION EP
MOB 47 - BACK TO ATTACK 2xLP
DROPEND - DISTORTION HELL EP
RITUAL CONTROL - NO AFFINITY EP
ARCHAIC - NOISE IN YOUR HEAD EP

+ much more, available here.

That does it for now. I'll post again once the GAS RAG 12" is ready to roll!!

-B.I.R.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

12/26/2013 - MOD SUBS - PRIMITIVE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS LP OUT NOW!


So it appears I lied in my previous post, the MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP (which is almost sold out) was NOT my last release of 2013! After a plethora of delays and a few years of planning the actual release (not to mention the 32 years since these recordings were cut), the MOD SUBS - PRIMITIVE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS LP is FINALLY ready  to roll! MOD SUBS were one of the first punk bands to pop up in the former capital of the Confederacy back in 1980. When Marty approached me about this project I was pretty stoked, my only knowledge of the MOD SUBS was from the WHITE CROSS live set on that CD that GTA did years ago, where Crispy says "Now we're gonna do our MOD SUBS set" and they go into "Can't Handle the Load" - I'd always wanted to hear more and was excited when I finally got around to hearing it! These recordings were released on a cassette tape and I'd be willing to bet most of the very few copies that existed didn't even make it out of Richmond. It consists of a studio session from the infamous Studio Two featuring both originals and covers along with a live set at the very end where they play some songs that, while they didn't manage to be captured in the bands' one studio session, eventually became staples of the live sets of the bands that would follow when MOD SUBS inevitably called it a day, leading to the formation of VAHC greats like WHITE CROSS who would include the song "Pink Flamingos" on their "WHAT'S GOING ON?" LP  a few years later. There's even an early / slower version of "Suburbanite" - a track that would eventually appear much tighter and faster on 1982's "FASCIST" EP by WHITE CROSS. Anyways, I'll leave the rest to Doug Dobey. Not only was he there for all of it, but this release could not have happened without him, so cheers! Read on:

"So a lady walks into a record store …and she’s carrying a box of reel-to-reel tapes. The box is unmarked, but inside it is a piece of Richmond punk rock history. Written on one of the tape boxes are the words ‘Mod Subs/Live in Studio Two’ and the guys at Steady Sounds immediately recognize that they’re on to something. I take their call, questions are asked and answered, and the story begins to unfold...

The Mod Subs were one of Richmond’s original punk bands. They formed in the spring of 1980 and stuck it out for a little over a year. Mike Rodriguez played lead guitar; Jeff Keezel, bass; Hal Imburg, drums; and Dave Lewis, aka ‘Bowie’, was the singer.

This long-lost master reel was originally recorded and mixed after-hours in the basement studio at Union Theological Seminary where Keezel worked a day job as an AV tech. The tracks are a mix of originals, early punk covers, and a couple of repurposed American classics. It’s presented as it was originally released, a mixture of live-in-the- studio songs recorded two, three, four at a time without a break, and inter-cut with a few samples from movie soundtracks. The last three songs were recorded live at a local club and capture some of the joy and chaos of a Mod Subs show. That’s me announcing the band, by the way. I thought I was being clever at the time.

It was always Mikey’s band. He had already run the short-lived Vacants through their paces, when he put together the Modern Suburbans. Once the lineup settled down to the four guys on this record, the name was shortened to Mod Subs, and the rest, as they say, is history. After the Subs, Mikey became the driving force behind Red Cross, White Cross, then later, Mudd Helmut. A few of the songs on this record stayed with him throughout the life of his later bands. One of them, the venerable ‘Pink Flamingo’, became a Richmond shout-along classic that’s still trotted out to this day. Here’s the story behind the song...

Bowie and I had scouted out a yard in North Side Richmond early one evening. It was chock-full of yard ornaments and we wanted one. We returned late that night. Bowie was the wheel man, and I was the thief. He pulled up onto a side street about a block from the house. Bowie killed the lights as I got out of the car. It looked easy enough, just hop over a small hedge and a chain link fence, grab the bird and go. I grab the bird and as I’m clearing the fence, the flood lights come on, and I break into a run. I sprint down the street laughing, with a pink flamingo under my arm while the owner chases after me. I yell at Bowie, “Go, go, go!” He gets the car moving and I climb in. We got away with it and we laughed hysterically all the way home. The next night Bowie wrote the song. Funny how one silly incident like that can develop a life of it’s own.
Mikey could be a taskmaster, but someone’s got to be in charge I guess. He was always berating Hal to play below his ability. “Nothing fancy!” he’d shout. “No fills! Just ‘boop-bap-boop-bap-boop-bap-boop-bap’!” Keezel was his own man, and stood up to Mikey more than anyone else in the band. The tension was palpable at times. Especially when they were playing live, there was always a sense that one of them might go off on the other. Bowie was always being talked into more and more outrageous behavior, like appearing onstage in his underwear, a diaper, a miniskirt. He could have said no, but that wasn’t his way. Then came the “The Ipecac Incident” at Hard Times...

Ipecac is a syrup that was used at the time to induce vomiting in cases of poisoning. Bowie got talked into drinking a bottle of the stuff before the show. If things went as planned, at the climax of their set Bowie would spin around on stage and become a ‘hurling dervish’. Anything to please the crowd. Trouble is it didn’t work. Try as he might, Bowie couldn’t bring himself to puke. He tried putting his fingers down his throat, made some pretty horrific gagging noises into the mic, but no vomit. At least not on stage. After the show, Bowie was sitting on the curb outside when the Ipecac finally kicked in. He was out there for a while, head between his knees, sadly puking into the gutter.
 
The Subs played pretty regularly around town with a few forays to DC and Virginia Beach. Typical of the time, they were banned from a couple of local venues. Some tables got knocked over, a few bottles got broken, a couple of fights broke out. Nothing outrageous really, until the ‘Fish Kill’ at a club called Newgate Prison...

Some grandstanding local punk group had trumped up a fake rivalry with the Subs. Their moneyman booked a special Halloween show, and hyped it as a battle of the bands. The Subs agreed to play. Why not? They were getting paid. Then Bowie got an idea. He and I went to a local seafood store to acquire some fish guts, ostensibly for a ‘VCU art school project’. You could get away with almost anything back then if you said you were working on an ‘art project’. We stole a couple of pumpkins from Safeway and carved out special deep-bottom jack o’ lanterns and filled them with as much of the rotting guts as they would hold. The Subs played first. When the other band was well into their set, we carried the gut-laden pumpkins through the crowd and placed them at the corners of the stage. Of course their singer would feel compelled to kick the pumpkins into the crowd. We barely had time to get to the back before their fans were covered with fish guts. As you can imagine, the club’s owner wasn‘t happy.

As the original title suggests, this record is just as “Primitive by Today’s Standards” as it was at the time. It’s as much a document of a place and a time as it is anything."

-Doug Dobey

Limited to 300 copies. Each record comes in a beautifully done screen printed and die cut sleeve, along with an insert featuring extensive liner notes and rare photographs of the band.

This is a split release with STEADY SOUNDS RECORDS and in the event it is more convenient to do so, I urge you to pick it up from them as well.

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

To hear a few songs from the "PRIMITIVE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS" LP, go to http://soundcloud.com/beachimpediment

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

For more information, please visit http://beachimpedimentrecords.blogspot.com

I'm heading out of town for about a week and a half. I will start shipping these out on January 6th, 2014. I will also be responding to any and all wholesale inquiries upon my return as well. Thanks for the understanding! And if that's not fast enough, hit up the homies at Steady Sounds and they will get you sorted before that.

UPDATE 1/11/14: STEADY SOUNDS are all sold out of their copies but I still have some left. Been laid out with the flu for the past week but slowly getting to wholesale inquiries and sending out mailorder copies. Thanks for your patience!

The following stores / distros have or will have copies in the near future: EBULLITION, SORRY STATE RECORDS, NAT RECORDS (Japan), SOAP AND SPIKES, FEEL IT RECORDS, LIGHT IN THE ATTIC RECORDS, DISCHORD RECORDS, END OF AN EAR RECORDS, VINYL CONFLICT, VELTED REGNUB, HELTA SKELTA (Australia), and more that are in the works.

On that note, thanks again for all the orders and generally good vibes this year! To revise the list from the last post, here is what I had the pleasure of spreading in 2013:

HASSLER - AMORALITY EP
KREMLIN - DRUNK IN THE GULAG 12"
GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS EP
VAASKA/IMPALERS - SPLIT 7"
OBLITERATION - WAR IS OUR DESTINY EP
MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP
MOD SUBS - PRIMITIVE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS LP

So again, cheers to the lovers and the haters! Have a neat rest of the year, I'll be back within a few months with the GAS RAG 12".

Talk soon,
-B.I.R.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12/10/13 - MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP OUT NOW! / END OF YEAR UPDATE


Beach Impediment is proud to close out 2013 with the debut EP by MERCY KILLINGS. Formed earlier in the year by a cadre of chaps who’d previously served time in DIRECT CONTROL, WASTED TIME, and a slew of other acts; the prime directive hasn’t changed much for the folks in question. There is still a desire to produce and execute punishing hardcore punk, the results of which are captured on this 6 song EP. This is harsh and ugly music for those with a matching demeanor and appearance. Each record comes in a felt based glue pocket sleeve adorned with full color art by Guillem Muro.

There are 150 copies on blue vinyl for mailorder.

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

To hear a song from the MERCY KILLINGS EP, please go to http://soundcloud.com/beachimpediment

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

For more information, please visit http://beachimpedimentrecords.blogspot.com

The following distros / stores will have copies of the MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP available in the near future, if not already: PAINKILLER RECORDS, GRAVE MISTAKE, SORRY STATE, FERAL WARD, LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), KATORGA WORKS, HEAVEN STREET, BAD VIBRATIONS (Canada), FEEL IT, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, END OF AN EAR, XSENTIENTX (Germany), SIT AND SPIN, VINYL CONFLICT, SOLAR FUNERAL, VELTED REGNUB, CHIMICHANGA DISTRO, TENSION HEAD, SOAP AND SPIKES, EVEN WORSE RECORDS (The Netherlands), SEWERCIDE RECORDS (Canada), VIDEO DISEASE, HAVOC, TODO DESTRUIDO, DISCOS MMM, INTERPUNK, BLINDEAD PRODUCTIONS (Sweden), SUSPECT DEVICE (UK), SELF ACCEPTANCE RECORDS (UK), HYSTERIA RECORDS, DISTORT REALITY, BRAIN ABUSE, and more that are in the works.

And as always, the big dogs at EBULLITION, COBRASIDE, and REVHQ will have these on hand for those that prefer to work with them!

I've also stocked the distro with tons of titles from the likes of THE ABUSED, THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, LOW CHARGE, ABJECT PAX, FRENZY, ATTACK SS, CONCRETE ASYLUM, ALERTA!, NEMESIS, and many more to come.

MERCY KILLINGS had some left over T-SHIRTS from the weekend we just did so I put some of those up in the store as well (by the way, huge thanks to anyone who caught those gigs, its appreciated!!)

UPDATE 12/16/13 - Color vinyl is gone and all orders as of yesterday have been shipped, cheers!

As stated above, the 2nd and busiest year yet of B.I.R. will be winding down with this release. Thanks a ton to all who have supported the label, its appreciated for sure! Beach Impediment yielded the following releases in 2013:

HASSLER - AMORALITY EP 
KREMLIN - DRUNK IN THE GULAG 12"
GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS EP
VAASKA / IMPALERS - SPLIT 7"
OBLITERATION - WAR IS OUR DESTINY EP
MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP

So again, thanks from the sole ape that runs this whole operation! 2014 is gearing up to be interesting as well. I will say that the MOD SUBS 12" will FINALLY see the light of day early on in the year. Beyond that, I just sent off the GAS RAG 12" to be cut, so hopefully that fucking BEAST of a record will be ready to roll late winter/early spring. After that I got a few more things lined up, I'll be sure to keep you all posted as they develop.

That does it for now.

-B.I.R.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

MERCY KILLINGS EP OUT SOON! / BANDS ON TOUR / DISTRO UPDATE / ETC

MERCY KILLINGS in Richmond - Baybay ripping it up! Photo by Mick Anders

Yo,

Well, 2013 is nearing its end and its been a busy year on the label front. Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of the various B.I.R. releases that came out this year! I have two releases that have been in a bit of a limbo this year (respectively, releases 6 and 9 [I planned it that way]) and its looking like at least one of those will be out before the year is done; the MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP. Very excited to finally get this out after numerous delays with it. Not only can you hear a song from it by clicking here, but you can finally see the art that Guillem Muro (INVASION, IMPALERS, DESTINO FINAL, etc) did for it. There's a small chance that the MOD SUBS 12" will be out before the year is done as well, but we shall see on that...

Speaking of the MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP, the band will have copies of the record at a few select dates on the east coast the first weekend of December. If you're in the area feel free to catch a gig, I'll be the doofus fronting MK:

12/5/13 - PHILLY - The Golden Tea House w/ LOW CHARGE, PARANOIAS, and COOL LIFE. More information can be found here.

12/6/13 - CAMBRIDGE - Elk's Lodge w/ BOSTON STRANGLER, WASTE MANAGEMENT, MFP, and SAVAGEHEADS. More information can be found here.

12/7/2013 - NYC - The Acheron w/ PEACEBREAKERS, MFP, and MISSIONARY. More information can be found here.

Also, GAS RAG will be embarking on a tour that will be hitting parts of the Midwest, Texas, and even Mexico! Here's a rundown of the dates thus far:

12/3/13 - Iowa City
12/4/13 - Kansas City
12/5/13 - Oklahoma City
12/6/13 - Dallas/Denton
12/7/13 - Austin
12/8/13 - McAllen
12/9/13 - OFF
12/10/13 - Queretaro or Colima
12/11/13 - Guadalajara
12/12/13 - Mexico City
12/13/13 - San Luis Potosi
12/14/13 - Monterrey
12/15/13 - OFF
12/16/13 - Houston
12/17/13 - New Orleans
12/18/13 - St. Louis

More information will be available here as it develops.

On the distro front, I have a plethora of new and exciting records available for purchase:

THE ABUSED - LOUD AND CLEAR 12" (!!!)
THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY - CRUNCH ON EP (NYHC demo rarity put to vinyl)
ALERTA! - S/T EP (the latest and greatest band from Barcelona!)
VAASKA / SKIZOPHRENIA - split 7" (KILLER split! VAASKA tracks recorded at the same time as the split B.I.R. releases with them and IMPALERS, equally ripping output from them on this one!)
THE BUSINESS - HARRY MARY EP
COCKNEY REJECTS - FLARES N' SLIPPERS EP
STIV BATORS' DEAD BOYS - LAST STAND 1980 EP
STIV BATORS / DAVID QUINTON - MAKE UP YOUR MIND EP
DISAPPOINTED PARENTS - AM I GETTING THROUGH? EP (NOLA 83 HC rarity, repressed by the great Psycho Wolf Records!)
CONDITION - BOMBED OUT EP
ZYANOSE - WHY THERE GRIEVE? LP

+ many more! As usual, B.I.R. releases and distro items can be found here.

That about wraps everything up for now, expect an update within a couple weeks regarding the release of the MERCY KILLINGS ep! 2014 is already shaping up to be a busy year yet again. Soon enough I'll be announcing the first release of the year, I got the final mix of said recording the other day and it is a scorcher!!!

Be easy,
-B.I.R.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

10/15/13 - VAASKA / IMPALERS SPLIT 7" & OBLITERATION - WAR IS OUR DESTINY EP OUT NOW!



OUT NOW ON BEACH IMPEDIMENT RECORDS!!! Two releases at once!

VAASKA / IMPALERS – SPLIT 7”

Both VAASKA and IMPALERS, who are arguably two of the best hardcore punk bands out of Austin, TX these days, have teamed up to unleash one of the most blistering split 7"s I've heard in years. A limited tour edition was available back in August for the East Coast/Midwest tour that both bands embarked on, but the legitimate pressing is now finally available to the masses! Each band shows the world how it should be done over the course of only two songs each; with VAASKA executing their mastery of raw hardcore all the while straying from the plethora of bands that have beaten the style into a boring submission and IMPALERS showcasing the ability to produce their own uniquely virulent metalpunk fist pumpers that have become the band's earmark over the past few years. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve with art by the great Brian Miller. Look out for a West Coast tour with these bands this winter! 150 copies on translucent dark green vinyl for mailorder while they last.

OBLITERATION – WAR IS OUR DESTINY EP

Almost lost to the sands of time, but resurrected for a limited time by Beach Impediment Label, here's the final EP from Obliteration. More of the Americanized Scandi-core from their last 2 EP's: glass-in-throat vocals, driving manic drums, abusive tasteless guitar solos, and the title track is a dumbed down version of the St. Vitus classic. No over-cooked crasher crust, just balls to the wall hardcore punk. Limited one time pressing of 600 copies, 100 of which are on clear vinyl and available for mailorder while they last.

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

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

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

The following distributors / stores will have copies of these releases in the near future: SORRY STATE, FERAL WARD, TODO DESTRUIDO, GRAVE MISTAKE, LA VIDA ES UN MUS (UK), VINYL CONFLICT, WARTHOG SPEAK, PUNK AND DESTROY (Japan), PAINKILLER RECORDS, HEARTFIRST RECORDS (Germany), HAVOC RECORDS, RECORD SHOP BASE (Japan), END OF AN EAR, NO PATIENCE (Australia), VELTED REGNUB, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, RUST AND MACHINE, MMM DISCOS, BRAIN ABUSE, AGITATE RECORDS, UGLY POP (Canada), KATORGA WORKS, HEAVEN STREET, GOING UNDERGROUND, TENSION HEAD, FEEL IT, SOAP AND SPIKES, and more that are in the works.

And as always, EBULLITION, REVHQ, and COBRASIDE will have these titles available to the stores and distros out there that prefer to run with the big dogs.

In addition to these new releases, I've also stocked the distro with releases from a plethora of bands: IMPALERS, E.A.T.E.R., LIFE FORM, RAW NERVES, VAASKA, CONCRETE CROSS, SNAKE CHARMER, TWERPS, CONFUSE, ALERT! ALERT!, ECTOPLASM, IMPACT, COLERA, THE BELLICOSE MINDS, FRAMTID, LEATHERFACE, HALSHUG, VIOLENT ARREST, MAJOR DAMAGE, CHAOS UK, E.N.T., NO FUCKER, TERVEET KADET, SACRILEGE (NYC), KURRAKA, DYSCONTROL, WARCUPID, CREEM, and many more! A little bit of something for everyone.

A few other items of note:

-MERCY KILLINGS - S/T EP will be out in November. The vinyl is in, just waiting on the art. Really excited to get this one out! Northeast folks, be on the lookout for some gigs in your area come the first weekend of December! The Boston gig is looking STACKED!

-MOD SUBS test presses have been approved! Everything else is in, just waiting on the vinyl. This one has been a long time coming, beyond stoked to get this out! Hopefully this will be released alongside the MERCY KILLINGS 7".

-KREMLIN are calling it a day. Legit fucking bummer, but on the flipside I am confident those guys will continue making fucked up and awesome music. It was a pleasure working with and getting to know those guys, they have a few more shows lined up- the last of which is at NOT DEAD YET FEST in Toronto. I have a few more copies of the LP left for those who might have missed out early on, not sure if this will be repressed so nab it while ya can!

That does it for now. 

-B.I.R.

Monday, August 26, 2013

GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS EP 2nd PRESS OUT NOW! / END OF SUMMER UPDATE

OI,

The 2nd press of the GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS EP has finally arrived and is starting to disappear quicker than I thought it would. 500 copies with red and yellow center labels, best get ya some. MRR had some pleasant words about this slab:


I concur! Anyways, as usual single copies are available in the webstore and multiple copies are of course available from me via wholesale directly or even from other fine punk distributors. Interesting trades will be considered as always. The following distros/stores are hip to this shit and either have copies of the repress already or will have them soon:

HAVOC RECORDS, SORRY STATE, GRAVE MISTAKE, MMM DISCOS, REVHQ, EBULLITION, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, DISEASED AUDIO, BLACK WATER, SPHC, DISTORT REALITY, MAN IN DECLINE RECORDS, LOUD PUNK, SIT AND SPIN, SCHIZOPHRENIC RECORDS, DEATHWISH INC, and some others in the works.

And for you European folks not in the know, my main man Noel over at Even Worse Records has done a European pressing of this stellar record! So please order from him if you're over there, thanks!

The touring noted in the previous post is starting to wind down, but both DESPERAT and HASSLER got a few more gigs coming up so be sure to peep those should they come near you! Many thanks to everyone who went to go see GAS RAG and the VAASKA / IMPALERS tours, both bands sold out of their records completely and by all accounts had a good time. I do not have any of the tour edition of the VAASKA / IMPALERS split 7", all copies were given to the bands, so please do not email asking me for copies. Information on the legit press below.

Here's what I have on deck to have available to you all this fall:

MOD SUBS - PRIMITIVE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS 12" - BIR-006 (the gentlemen at Steady Sounds received and approved acetates for this one the other day, gears are finally starting to turn! One time pressing of 300 copies for this obscure Virginia punk recording session, stay tuned...)

VAASKA / IMPALERS - split 7" - BIR-008 (we were able to have some tests rushed for tour and those sold out very quickly. Now I'm just waiting for the actual records and covers. 2 songs each from 2 of Austin's finest!)

MERCY KILLINGS - S/T 7" - BIR-009 (debut EP from this VA/NC project featuring members of DIRECT CONTROL, GOVERNMENT WARNING, WASTED TIME, and STRIPMINES among others... mean HC punk. Tests have been approved, working out the art and all that fun stuff.)

OBLITERATION - WAR IS OUR DESTINY EP - BIR-010 (so I had a vague mention of this one in my last post, but here it is- the final recordings from one of my favorite projects from the Boston gang. I added a song to the B.I.R. Soundcloud a few weeks ago, be sure to check it out along with some songs from the other upcoming releases.)

Other shit of note:

- HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE still accepting submissions, its a comp so the process is bound to be slowed down a bit whilst waiting for some of the hot acts to submit tracks. I'll be sure to post any and all updates as they occur.

- MERCY KILLINGS 2 song promo tapes are gone from me, both SORRY STATE and FEEL IT grabbed a few copies off me at our gigs earlier in the month, stay tuned to their webstores if ya need one.

- Festival Season 2013 is in its final months. These great fest not only feature great bands we have released but are also all in the great nation of Canada: DISTORT VANCOUVER (featuring our pals DESPERAT and HASSLER), A VARNING FROM MONTREAL (with our buds in KREMLIN), and the fucking stacked NOT DEAD YET FEST (which will feature the first Canadian appearances of THE IMPALERS and VAASKA and will also see sets from GAS RAG and KREMLIN). So if you've been looking for an excuse to visit the great white north and catch some sick groups, then look into these.

- Summer is finally winding down and I got a few more exciting releases that are coming together slowly but surely. More on those as they develop.

Later,
-B.I.R.