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
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,