Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Hydra Head Records have posted their November newsletter, below are our highlights. To read the entire newsletter click HERE...
"On Black Friday (November 26th, 2010) we are releasing not one, but FOUR new items. Two all-new titles, and and two albums new to vinyl:
- Cave In - Anomalies Vol. 1 LP
- Kayo Dot - Stained Glass CD EP
- Daughters - s/t LP
- Harvey Milk - s/t 2xLP
Ask for them at your local record store, or order all four from the Hydra Head shop and use the coupon code: SUGARBEAR2 to get 10% off all four.
*Cave In - Anomalies Vol. 1 LP - Order it here!
While genre bending might be the name of the game in contemporary hardcore/metal, it can be argued that Cave In heralded, even created this trend long before the explosion of craptastic bands with chugging verses and faux-emotional choruses diluted the form to a point of meaningless static. The seamless blending of pummeling thrash, squalls of psychedelic melody, truly emotive vocalizations (of both the sung and screamed variety), and peerless arrangements make all the originals as well as the highly altered covers (Black Sabbath, The Cure, Bad Brains) in this compilation as vital now as they were then. Though some of these tracks were released in various forms around the time they were recorded, it is only now over a decade since their creation that the true enormity of their growth and subsequent impact on the next generation of bands can be fully appreciated.
Anomalies Vol. 1 Tracklist:
1. Mr. Co-Dexterity
2. Inflatable Dream
3. I Luv I Jah
5. N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover)
6. Innuendo And Out The Other (Demo)
7. Cave-In (Codeine cover)
*Daughters - s/t LP - Order it here!
The first 200 orders will get a free copy of Daughters 'The First Supper" 7". One per order, only while supplies last. If you are not one of the first 200 people to order, you will not receive a copy of "The First Supper" 7". Limited quantities will also be available in stores.
Daughters comes through with an untouchable new record absolutely snuffing out your now-so-surly being. Because that is exactly the kind of record Daughters' s/t is, the kind you can't stop turning up... The kind that satisfies every cultural/musical requisite a critical listener possesses while simultaneously reinventing the wheel... The kind that's so immediately gratifying that you don't even bother to compare your instincts with what today's internet has to say... The kind you won't have to remove from your dad's old turntable for months on end...
None of that, "this band is my fine art project, musicianship is secondary because I am an artist foremost" garbage included... This is what the dudes in Daughters do and that fact has never been more apparent than in this record... Because, this time around, they absolutely nailed it! S/t is a ten.
1. The Virgin (2:03)
2. The First Supper (3:19)
3. The Hit (3:44)
4. The Theatre Goer (3:40)
5. Our Queens (One Is Many, Many Are One) (3:11)
6. The Dead Singer (4:28)
7. Sweet Georgia Brown (3:14)
8. The Unattractive, Portable Head (4:16)
*Jesu - Heart Ache & Dethroned - Order it here!
While Heart Ache itself may be reason enough to warrant investigation by the uninitiated, the inclusion of the recently completed Dethroned EP as a part of this release gives further reason for new listeners and long time devotees to discover (or remember) why so many accolades lay heaped at the altar of Jesu. Stream "Annul" from Dethroned at Stereogum.
12/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland w/ Totimoshi, Hot Fog
11/23 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/24 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
11/25 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
11/27 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who
11/28 Gent, BE @ Decadance
11/29 Koln, DE @ MTC
11/30 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
12/01 Lyngby, DK @ Templet
12/02 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
12/03 Leipzig, DE @ Zoro
12/04 Innsbruck, AT @ Pmk
12/05 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007
12/07 Tunbridge Wells, UK @ The Forum w/ Scott Kelly
12/08 Southampton, UK @ Joiners w/ Scott Kelly
12/09 Leicester, UK @ Firebug w/ Scott Kelly
12/10 Glasgow, UK @ Captain's Rest w/ Scott Kelly
12/11 Belfast, UK @ Auntie Annie's w/ Scott Kelly
12/12 Dublin, IE @ Academy 2 w/ Scott Kelly
12/13 Newcastle, UK @ Trillians w/ Scott Kelly
12/14 Leeds, UK @ Joseph's Well w/ Scott Kelly
12/15 London, UK @ 12 Bar w/ Scott Kelly
Posted by Dan Goldin at 10:23 PM