Well top of the bloody fokkin' mornin' to ya! The Beach Impediment label is here to bestow upon ye some Saint Patrick's Day cheer in the form of three brand new releases that you can blast before and after we're all quarantined due to being respectful and attentive to the needs of those in our populace with compromised immune systems in the face of this global pandemic! Read on for more information on that along with the latest (and greatest) distro items and mark downs, a re-up on the Beach Impediment canvas tote bags and lotsa other crap! To quote Lep in the Hood, "a friend with weed is a friend indeed but a friend with gold is the best I'm told" - that has nothing to do with these releases btw, I just got that flick on my mind due to the holiday at hand, ya feel me? But yeah, it's looking like I'll be outta work for at least the next couple weeks and plan to get these out to y'all ASAP starting tomorrow! ANYWAYS:
MURO - PACIFICAR LP
It's been a few years, countless miles of international touring that has exhibited their energetic live show to those lucky enough to witness it, and an incalculable amount of hours spent in rehearsal perfecting a breed of auditory frenzy that is all their own... and at long last we, the hardcore punk faithful, are rewarded with the great MURO delivering to us their latest LP titled "Pacificar." Many would have fathomed a follow up to 2017's "Ataque Hardcore Punk" to be quite the unthinkable feat, but these 11 tracks prove that MURO are far from a flash in the pan like so many others in this day and age and that they don't take the creation of their contributions to the greater punk canon lightly. As a testament to their unwavering work ethic and approach to presenting their art how they see fit, all print material was made by the band and friends at their Casa Rat Trap Collective in Bogota, Colombia and features a series of alternate versions of cover art a la The Execute's 1983 self titled EP compliments of the band's own Carlos Velásquez and Wilson Melo. It's a privilege to kick off yet another decade of hardcore punk with a release of this caliber.
There are 150 copies on WHITE VINYL for mailorder while they last!
Europeans! Please order this from ADULT CRASH RECORDS in Denmark if you haven't already.
LAFFING GAS - IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE GULCH LP
Nearly four years after delivering a handful of demos along with a live tape then seemingly dropping off the radar release wise, Bloomington's LAFFING GAS swing back at any and all credulous hardcore punk enthusiasts who might have forgotten about them or thought they'd just run their course and faded into obscurity as so many tend to do. "It's a Beautiful Day in the Gulch" showcases 10 blazing tracks of classic Midwestern hardcore punk, the vibe of which is more in debt to the revolutionary aural offerings of the early Touch and Go and/or Version Sound labels or even Kick N' Punch Records as a slightly more modern reference than what the region has become synonymous with in more recent times. Each record comes in a stunning glossy jacket featuring art and layout by the band's guitarist Kora Puckett. Limited to 500 copies.
There are 100 copies on CLEAR VINYL for mailorder while they last!
VANITY - RARELY IF EVER b/w WE'RE FRIENDS 7"
The second of two brand new singles that one of NYC's greatest will be gracing us with during this balmy winter and their first recorded output since the release of their highly praised "Evening Reception" full length, the Beach Impediment Label is honored to be an even minuscule component in releasing yet another slab for the almighty VANITY. With a track record of releases that spans the past 7 years, the style and approach of the group has (much to the dismay of some yet absolute delight of others) arguably seen it's fair share of metamorphosis over the course of this particular project's run. Yet amidst the sonic evolution exhibited by VANITY as their catalog has progressed, the expertise in conceiving an ever so catchy ditty still holds true as is evident with the A-Side "Rarely if Ever" - a track that is guaranteed to remain embedded in one's head for quite some time. "We're Friends" closes it all out on a triumphant and decidedly rocking note, bebé, leaving those who've been on this journey thus far yearning for what comes next. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies.
I also went ahead and put together a little Vanity VALU PAK of sorts, for more on that check out the entry for the "Evening Reception" LP for more information on how to get that and the new 7" for a niiiiice priiiiice!
You can order these new releases via the Beach Impediment Records Webstore.
You can stream these releases via the Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp.
I also went ahead and did ONE MORE RUN of the Beach Impediment tote bags since the first batch disappeared so quickly. These ones are black with a greyish ink and definitely the last time that design will be used. Shout out to the homie Nolan, hit him up here for your screen printing needs.
And, as per usual, got some HOT SHIT in the distro section as of late:
UZI - CADENA DE ODIO LP
CHUBBY & THE GANG - SPEED KILLS LP
DESTRUCT - ECHOES OF LIFE LP
VANITY - ANTICLIMAX EP
CESSPOOL - WE HIDE AMONG YOU LP
BATO - RAVAGES OF TIME LP
NUKKEHAMMER - A DISTANT HISSING IN YOUR EAR EP
RECKONING FORCE - S/T EP
+ loads and loads more! I also went ahead and added a buncha records to the MARKED DOWN 12" and 7" options as well where one can find many a deal to be had!
In case you haven't heard, MURO had their European tour canceled in light of the global pandemic a good week into it and are currently stranded in London trying to get tickets back home to Colombia. To help with the unexpected travel fees, Paco over at La Vida Es Un Mus will be aiding the band in selling their leftover tour merch with the hope of recuperating some of the money lost. In the event it's easier for you to do so feel free to order the new record from LVEUM here and help the band directly in this time of need.
On the GIGGIN' front, keep your eyes peeled for WARTHOG at K-TOWN FEST along with a Northern European tour come June. LAFFING GAS will be touring select parts of the states come May in support of the new record, more on that as it develops.
Stay tuned for information regarding upcoming releases from the likes of PUBLIC ACID, DAME, LONG KNIFE and a slew of others (both current and long gone) that I'll fill ya in on at a later date. In the meantime, please stay safe and look out for one another in the midst of this pandemic!
Good tidings in these trying times,