The KREMLIN 12" has existed for a few weeks now, however shipping was delayed due to a certain white people holiday... UNTIL NOW! These are en route to me and will be in my hands as soon as this week, DAWG willing. STAY TUNED. In the meantime, here's what I have cooking at BIRHQ. Expect these two releases to be out this summer:
BIR-006: MOD SUBS - PRIMITIVE BY TODAY'S STANDARDS 12"
Originally released as a sparsely circulated cassette tape in 1980, BIR is proud to team up with Steady Sounds to revive this once lost recording session by one of the first punk bands to spring out of the former capital of the Confederacy. Members of the MOD SUBS would go on to form Richmond legends WHITE CROSS. In fact, an early version of the song "SUBURBANITE" appears on this recording along with many other originals and a few covers to boot. More info as it develops!
BIR-007: GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS EP
After releasing a stellar demo earlier this year, Chicago's GAS RAG will be returning with a 7" recorded during the same session! 6 tracks of shit kicking hardcore punk bringing to mind the likes of YDI and even CRUCIFIX with a little Midwest flavor thrown in as well, all while brining their own unique goods to the table. East coast / Midwest freaks, be on the lookout for some gigs from these guys this summer, at which you should be able to grab one of these slabs. Familiarize yourself with GAS RAG by listening to the demo here.
And of course there are some other projects in the pipeline as well. While I can't announce them all, here are some teasers:
MERCY KILLINGS 7" - Hardcore songs from some of the suedeheads, idiots, and freakbangers who brought you bands like WASTED TIME, DIRECT CONTROL, COUNTRY BOY KNUCKLES, and some other hot acts.
V/A - HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE - the name says it all, go on and fix you a plate! Line up in the works.
HASSLER repress will hopefully be in soon as well. They got a blog now, so peep that shit!
And for all you stores / distros out there, Cobraside will have BIR titles in stock in the near future.
Smell ya later Thatcher,