Friday, September 16, 2011
Brutal Panda Records released HARKONEN’s seminal rock and roll/hard-core masterpiece, ‘Shake Harder Boy’, on vinyl this September. This criminally underrated album, originally released on Hydra Head Records and recorded in 2002 by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, BOTCH), is getting the vinyl treatment for the first time ever. Vinyl mastering was done at world-renowned MasterDisk studios to give the LP the finest possible sound. The release is very limited, with only 300 copies being pressed on ocean blue and clear wax. The clear vinyl has already sold out, but limited quantities of ocean blue are still available HERE.
For those unfamiliar with Harkonen, a band whose members later formed Helms Alee and These Arms Are Snakes, these gents like things brutal and roaring with noise. This album is truly something special, a blueprint for the post-hardcore scene of the last decade. Brutal Panda Records have given us an exclusive stream of "Baristas Get Stalked" which can be found below.
We will be launching a contest to win a copy of the vinyl in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for me from Harkonen!
Harkonen – ‘Shake Harder Boy’
A2.”Baristas Get Stalked”
A5.”We’ve Come for Your Daughters”
B1.”All This Time I Thought Your Name Was Cool Dude”
B2.”The Burly Spur”
B3.”Your Name is Shit”
B4.”Introducing the Creeker Sneaker”
Posted by Dan Goldin at 12:17 PM