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.
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:
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!