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Mastering Traitre “Dors Bien” on Les âmes d’Atala.

Taken from American Oi:

“In my previous review I already warned you guys that not one, but two Traitre seven inches will hit the streets this March. Where the first one is a two-track single, the second release, “Dors Bien”, is a full-blown EP with four brand new tracks! LADA Records, who also brought us the first two Traitre 45’s in 2014, has this slab of wax set for release on March 15th and comes in a total of 500 copies.

I already mentioned in my review on the “Humain En Vue” b/w “Un Pays À Détruire” single that Traitre delivered their best work to date. Since that 7” is coming out two weeks prior to “Dors Bien” I wasn’t exactly telling a lie, but I definitely think they top that single with this release! Because where “Humain En Vue” stood out with superb melodies, the “Dors Bien” EP stands out through sheer melancholy.

With hints of Manchester-alike post-punk mixed in their sound, there’s an apocalyptic feel to Traitre’s blend of Oi! and streetpunk that strongly reminds me of Criminal Damage and Blitz with a small touch of Warsaw / Joy Division to it. It’s funny how this band can merge completely different influences into each release, but still sound 100% Traitre. They amaze me with every single, EP or demo that has been released so far and “Dors Bien” is no exception!

Therefor I truly hope that Traitre will hit the studio soon again to record their first ever full-length album, because these guys sound more ready than ever! Don’t miss out on these guys and pick up “Dors Bien” and the single for Build Me A Bomb Records the moment they come out, you won’t regret it!”

Split Veins

Mastering Split Veins “s/t” on Godzilla Records.

“Debut album with 2/3rds of NAILBITER picking up where they left their previous band. 8 Distorted hardcore punk tracks with lots of delay which takes BOTH the golden era of Japanese and Sweden hardcore as template. One of the best London releases in a long time.”

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Mastering White Night “Weird Night” on Burger Records.

“SPACED-OUT POP PUNK MADNESS OUTTA ORANGE COUNTY AND FEATURING MEMBERS OF AUDACITY, PTERODACDUDES, ADOLESCENTS, SHRED SAVAGE AND MORE!!!”

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Deep Heat

Mastering  Deep Heat “Still Life” on Poison City Records.

“Deep Heat never drop below 160 beats per minutes and deliver a polished set of rapid-fire post-punk that’s bursting with energy and so fucking righteous.” – Beat Magazine
Following the release of their 2013 10″/EP ‘New Design’ and Split 7″ with White Walls, Deep Heat members have been busying themselves with a variety of other projects; guitarist/ vocalist Gus Lord with the Stevens, Tyrannamen and Twerps while guitarist Alicia Saye and Jacquie Hynes also play in the dark-post-punk band Infinite Void.

Earlier this year Deep Heat headed back into the studio with Mat Robins at Coloursound (mixed by Steven Smith), emerging with a debut album that perfectly melds elements of 80’s UK post-punk, buzzy garage-punk and angsty Midwest rock. “I joke that Still Life sounds like a dry 70s pop record to me with some wanderings into 80s post punk and 90s lo fi indie rock. It’s more melodic but varied more in terms of pace and texture. Gusto (guitar/vocals) tracked lots of nice acoustic overdubs too. I’m really proud of this record and I feel positive and excited about its upcoming release and touring it” bassist Jacquie Hynes told Noisey/ VICE.

FOR FANS OF: Royal Headache, Gold Class, Love Of Diagrams, Wipers “

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Mastering Primetime “Going Places” on La Vida Es Un Mus.

“Primetime return with their second EP ‘Going Places’ on La Vida Es un Mus. A four track EP of juvenile Joie de vivre. Each of the four tracks ooze sass, nonchalance and that special ingredient – songs that demand repeat listens. Standout track is ‘Pervert’ which is one minute and 56 seconds of post punk perfection which would happily sit on Rough Trade’s seminal 1980 compilation ‘Wanna Buy a Bridge’ in between Kleenex, Swell Maps and The Raincoats. You will not find something as instant and essential in 2016.'”

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Sophisticated Boom Boom “Straight To Your Heart” on Snappy Little Numbers.

“Our Snappy Little Numbers Customer Appreciation release is here!  It’s the debut EP, “Straight To Your Heart”, from Denver’s Sophisticated Boom Boom.  Featuring members of SPELLS and Eyes & Ears, Sophisticated Boom Boom blends 60’s girl group stylings with a little pop in their dash of punk.  Best of all, this release is free!  That’s right, we heart you fans that much!  It comes on the lovely cassette format and of course has a download code.  You can order one from our shop HERE (you can either pay for shipping or have one thrown in with any other product) or watch for them around Denver at Wax Trax, Mutiny or at SPELLS shows or from the band themselves when they start playing out again in a few months.  You can also download the digital version HERE.  Thanks for all the support loyal followers! “

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Mixing Aerosol Burns “Afraid Of The Phone” on Pogo Time Records.

“Featuring members of Young People With Faces and the Chain Letters, the Aerosol Burns emerge from the garage playing fierce DIY power pop packed with hooks and killer riffs. Fans of the Buzzcocks, Zeros, Distractions and Pointed Sticks will flip out over this.”

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Mastering Bad Manifest “S/T” on Reagent Records and Quality Control Records.

“Slashing and snarling out of North Yorkshire town Harrogate, comes Bad Manifest. Three young skate punks raised on DIE KREUZEN, VOID and BONES BRIGADE videos, who have created a unique sound of deranged, raw, outsider hardcore punk.
While influences from the weirder side of early 80’s US hardcore shine through, there’s also a dark anarcho underbelly to this beast. Bad Manifest have clearly witnessed the intensity of UK bands of recent years like PERSPEX FLESH, MOB RULES and NO and filtered it into their adolescent skate core brains.
However, the way this thing is composed makes it no re-hash. Reverb riddled vocals and chorus soaked guitars meet rolling bass lines and catchy, eclectic drum beats. And to boot there’s timing changes that will confuse the pit and excite you into a pogo frenzy!
Listen to this on repeat while you’re skating curbs then go home and cry yourself to sleep because you wish you could have written a record like this when you were 17!” (Bryan Suddaby)

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Mastering The Worms “Everything In Order” on Negative Space.

“Consisting of members of Primitive Parts, Cold Pumas and Primetime, The Worms began playing in 2014. ‘Everything In Order’ is their first release, squeezing in an impressive 12 songs in 20 minutes. Full-length? Mini-album? Who the fuck knows. Either way, it’s great and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

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Mastering GAG “America’s Greatest Hits” on Erste Theke Tontraeger.

“Your favorite mid-tempo manglers are back and you should hold on to your fucking shit because this noisy hardcore punk outfit will make you want to fight someone. GAG is from Olympia WA and bring deranged, distorted and noisy hardcore with strength and anger. This record is a continuous attack on your senses. And I mean that in the best possible way! Ferocious dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. Experimental hardcore, an album of feedback and reverb drenched punk. A storming sea full of noise, with delayed waves!

Our friends at sorry state said: I’ve loved this band pretty much from the beginning, but “Locker Room” just blows away their previous records with heavy, spot-on production and a complete sense of recklessness that very, very few bands are capable of capturing on record. Much like Gay Kiss and Avon Ladies, Gag at their best have this way of combining the meathead brutality of Hoax with something more dissonant, uncomfortable and exciting. Basically, what that means is that the bass player is playing a total pit-clearing riff while the guitar player(s?) just wail out with sheets of noise over the top. A simple formula, perhaps, but one that is executed to perfection here. This is the type of band you expect to see people emerging from the pit bruised and bloody after watching them.

Their earlier releases perhaps left a bit to be desired fidelity-wise, but this 12″ hits with maximum impact. The sound is raw, fucked, and wild hardcore with a heavy delay on the vocals and weird changes throughout. If you like bands like GISM, Church Whip, or United Mutation not just for their aggression but also for their weirdness as well, you’ll flip for GAG.

You want any references? I don’t have a clear one! Listen to this beast and judge for yourself! The only thing I can say, the flagship of the NEW WAVE OF INDUSTRIAL HARDCORE IS BACK! This is music for freaks! Play it loud, get weird and spread the noise with the upside down smile!”

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