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Beach Impediment

  • 01. Intro
    02. (My Heart Goes) Beat Beat
    03. He Obliterates Me
    04. Tuesday Morning
    05. Guyana
    06. Butch
    07. Empty House
    08. Daddy
    09. What I Am
    10. Kicks
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    BEEX

    The Early Years: 1979-1982

    [engl] In August of 1978, the young and burgeoning scene of Richmond, VA was rocked to it's very core by the untimely and tragic death of Ralph Harper - the frontman for one of the area's earliest punk bands known as RICKY AND THE WHITE BOYS. The city mourned the loss of their 23 year old comrade. Once the grief had subsided enough, Ricky along with a couple of the other members of the White Boys ultimately decided to form a new outfit to pick up where they'd left off. After a slew of auditions with hopeful candidates, they found their new band leader in the form of a Jersey transplant named Christine Gibson who's voice and personality were like none other they'd ever encountered. Earning their band name (which was in honor of the prominent beaks of the majority of the band) via the popular vote of the crowd at their first live gig in December of that same year, what followed was a blur of gigs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and the creation of catchy and timeless punk songs that went hand in hand with Gibson's inability to even remotely suffer anyone's bullshit - be it from a smart ass in the crowd or within the ranks of her own band. While the latter would lead to some lineup changes in these formative years, little did all involved know that it was the beginning of a rock and roll odyssey that carries on to this very day. This record compiles the band's first couple studio sessions that yielded a pair of classic early American punk singles: 1979's " (My Heart Goes) Beat Beat b/w He Obliterates Me" on Wasp Records and 1982's "Butch b/w Empty House" on the great Zero Degree Records along with unreleased tracks from each session that have been lovingly remixed and remastered by Chris Corry. Each record comes in a stunning gatefold jacket featuring never before seen photographs, flyers and other imagery from four decades ago along with liner notes by founding guitarist Richard "Ricky" Buchanan, all of which give those who are curious a glimpse into the formative years of the mighty BEEX.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.06.2021
     
  • 01. Manarchist
    02. Tumbas
    03. Knockdown
    04. Glaze
    05. Pestes
    06. Not Tomorrow
    07. Si Somos
    08. Emergencia
    09. Que Paso?
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    CANAL IRREAL

    s/t

    [engl] This 12" brandishes 9 tracks of absolutely driving hardcore punk rock with the unmistakable bullhorn vocals of Martin Sorrondeguy, steering this careening blur in and out of tightly written musical corners. Featuring members of Sin Orden as well, there is a lot of Chicago punk rock DNA in here manifesting itself as aggression draped in burning, melancholic guitar leads and an unpredictable hazy melodic wash. Like Greg Sage ghost writing a Naked Raygun track while vacationing in Southern California! Recorded by guitarist Scott Plant and mastered by Jonah Falco, each record comes in a UV Gloss jacket adorned with art by Martin.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.06.2021
     
  • 01. La Mer À Boire
    02. Condor
    03. Que Jeunesse Se Passe
    04. Chacun Pour Soi
    05. Les Bourreaux Des Cœurs
    06. Tapage Nocturne
    07. Vengeance
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    CONDOR

    Singles 2017-2018

    [engl] 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.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2021
     
  • 01. Ersatz
    02. Mensrea
    03. Cicadas
    04. Vacancy
    05. Skeleton
    06. Bubble Baby
    07. Parlor Games
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    DAME

    Dame

    [engl] At long last, as a follow up to the 7" on the band's own Charm School label a few years back, we are granted the debut 12" by Boston's DAME. Though currently spread out geographically, the quintet were able to capture these modern classic tracks of post punk / gothic brilliance at Side Two Studios before the world turned upside down on us all. Equal parts melancholic and haunting, these seven tracks permeate the deepest corners of your psyche, refusing to vacate for quite some time. Each record comes in a full color jacket along with a fold out 24" x 24" poster insert, both of which feature art by guitarist Anna Cataldo.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    28.07.2020
     
  • 01. Always Never
    02. No Mercy
    03. Jump From Tower
    04. Devil Only
    05. Latlay Fotfoy
    06. Born With Weapon / Born With Wound
    07. Gamble With Life
    08. Legions of Punisher
    09. Carry on Shambling Ghoul
    10. Addiction
    11. Scapegoat
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    EEL

    Night Parade of 100 Demons

    [engl] Polish Hell, Pittsburgh's EEL have once again crawled out of a dimly lit basement a few blocks from Gooski's to offer up their most forceful effort yet. "NIGHT PARADE OF 100 DEMONS" is the culmination of a band spending half of a decade perfecting their particular interpretation of the microcosm that is punk. The end result is eleven tracks of violent and destructive commotion that seems to mirror the world that has always surrounded us but is becoming far more apparent as of late. Once again, these freaks of nature achieve their prime objective - bombarding the listener with a relentless barrage of their rust belt style noise drenched hardcore punk... an all out aural assault. Each record features stunning black and white cover art by the legendary Japanese hardcore artist Kazuhiro Imai accompanied by a stellar piece on the reverse by Luke Kislak.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.10.2017
     
  • 01. Take the Knife
    02. A House Is Not a Motel
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    FETISH

    s/t

    [engl] While one should hesitate to use the term "super group," it would be kinda hard to not consider utilizing some kind of label in that vein in regards to Portland, Oregon's FETISH. For starters if we're gonna talk about genre altering personnel within the ranks of this group, you'd have to note that this recording showcases the first time that Thee Slayer Hippy and Vegetable have come together to create ugly hardcore punk music since their stint together in the "War All The Time" era of the legendary Kings of Punk POISON IDEA three decades ago. It also doesn't hurt that 3/4 of PDX punk heroes LONG KNIFE (Colin Jarrell, Scott Goto, and Chris Reid respectively) are in the mix as well along with later era PI guitarist Brandon Bentley. Their debut track "TAKE THE KNIFE" showcases the sheer power of this group and is just a sign of what is to come with the band's full length record that will hopefully see the light of day later this year. On the flip side, a stirring rendition of LOVE's classic track "A House Is Not A Motel" closes this one out leaving us hungry for more. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve featuring cover art by the talented Joe B.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    03.04.2018
     
  • 01. Halfassed Hand
    02. Teeth
    03. Easy Way
    04. Side By Side
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    FRIED EGG

    Back and Forth

    [engl] 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.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    05.05.2017
     
  • 01. Become Nothing
    02. Million Sorrows
    03. God Is Blind
    04. Compass
    05. Dead May Rest
    06. Hunger
    07. Come Along
    08. The Best
    09. The Line
    10. Lose Everything
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    GENTLEMAN JESSE

    Lose Everything

    [engl] After ten long years away from the studio, Gentleman Jesse returns to us bearing a new ten-track album that benefits greatly from the wisdom and heartbreak that a decade of life on this planet affords. An album titled "Lose Everything" is bound to have its dark side, and behind the powerful melodies and jangly guitars a hint of sadness hangs in the air. But Jesse makes a bad time a good listen—after all, he's responsible for tunes like Carbonas' "Phone Booth" and his debut single "I Don't Wanna Know." While age tends to water down the output of older musicians, it's had the opposite effect on Jesse. Gone is any semblance of kitsch or power-pop convention. Also gone are his band—he's flying solo this time. What remains is a dazzling, mature earworm of a guitar-pop album. Each record comes in a matte jacket adorned with the photography of Riley McBride and also includes a lovingly assembled booklet featuring lyrics and original woodcut prints made by the Gentleman himself.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.11.2021
     
  • 01. Les Va A Tocar
    02. El Tiempo
    03. Seeking
    04. Sensation
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    HAIRCUT

    Sensation

    [engl] After turning some heads with their debut 7" entitled "SHUTTING DOWN" released on the high quality Feel It Records label back in 2017, HAIRCUT have finally unleashed their follow up with the "SENSATION" EP. Four tracks of pummeling hardcore punk that retain the velocity and ferocity of the band's previous output whilst adding a decisive dose of meat and potatoes to the sonic formula, all the while Juliana belts out lyrics in both Spanish and English at a feverish pace. As we collectively sit on the cusp of entering the 2020's within a matter of months, HAIRCUT is a wonderful reminder that when it's done with equal parts precision and passion there's just no room for the gimmicks, posturing or other eye roll inducing baggage that tends to afflict the genre of hardcore punk, be it regionally or internationally. Such purity can stand on its own two feet and present itself loud and proud which is something that all enthusiasts can take great delight in as this genre cascades into yet another decade of continuation. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve with art and layout done by Colombian punk artist Juan Sebastian Rosillo.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    10.09.2019
     
  • 01. Sunglass Party
    02. Someday
    03. You Gotta Go
    04. Sunglass Party
    05. The Edge
    06. I Want (Turn Around World)
    07. You Gotta Go
    08. Someday
    09. I.T.W.A.N.
    10. What Do You Call It?
    11. Even Completed
    12. The Investigation
    13. Tommy the Rock
    14. No Time To Waste
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    L'AMOUR

    Look To The Artist: 1978?-?1981

    [engl] When admiring a piece of cultural and historical significance it's not uncommon for the admirer to question where it all began; to trace it all back to the epicenter of the event that set it all into motion. If RICKY AND THE WHITE BOYS were the punk rock meteor that crashed into an unsuspecting Richmond, VA in the age of disco then L'AMOUR was the shock wave immediately following that fabled and chaotic impact event, forever altering the cultural landscape within the city limits. Formed in 1978 by a couple of disciples of rock and roll who'd had their lives altered by said genre / belief system in the years prior to that, Tom Applegate and Dave Stover recruited other like minded rockers to aid them in their aural conquest over the next few years that followed in the group's all too brief existence. In that time they left behind a trail of broken bottles, perhaps a few broken hearts, and definitely some perturbed club owners up and down the east coast. But most importantly, the fellas in L'AMOUR left us with documentation of their rock in the form of some long forgotten tapes. Nearly 40 years after the band entered the studio to lay down tracks for their first and only 7" single on the band's own legendary ZERO DEGREE RECORDS (a label that became synonymous with the release and widespread circulation of the early Richmond punk scene that was soon to follow), Beach Impediment is proud to not only re-release those classic songs but also bring to light a slew of previously unreleased tracks, alternate demo takes, and even a rare later era soundboard recording of the band live in their hometown that exhibits a grip of originals that sadly never made it into the studio before the band's untimely demise the day before Reagan took office. Lovingly transferred from the original 1/4" reels (some of which were a wee bit moldy after years of being M.I.A. but were thankfully salvaged via professional cleaning) along with a new mastering job, these tracks hit harder than ever! Members would go on to play in other classic and ground breaking Richmond bands like BEEX and THE PREVARICATORS. Each record comes with a fold out 12" x 24" double sided insert chock full of archival photos and flyers plus liner notes from Tommy the Rock himself that give the reader a glimpse into the counter-cultural explosion of the late 70's / early 80's in the land once known as Dixie. Electric guitars were (and still are) their only desire. Limited to 500 copies.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.10.2018
     
  • 01. Swinging Back
    02. On Your Own
    03. Pressure
    04. Same Cycle
    05. Don't Ask Me
    06. Hardcore Pt. IV
    07. Attitude
    08. V.T.E.
    09. Some Nerve
    10. The Gulch
    11. Dunce
    12. Outro
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    LAFFING GAS

    It's a Beautiful Day in the Gulch

    [engl] Nearly four years after delivering a handful of demos along with a live tape then seemingly dropping off the radar release wise, Bloomington's LAFFING GAS swing back at any and all credulous hardcore punk enthusiasts who might have forgotten about them or thought they'd just run their course and faded into obscurity as so many tend to do. "It's a Beautiful Day in the Gulch" showcases 10 blazing tracks of classic Midwestern hardcore punk, the vibe of which is more in debt to the revolutionary aural offerings of the early Touch and Go and/or Version Sound labels or even Kick N' Punch Records as a slightly more modern reference than what the region has become synonymous with in more recent times. Each record comes in a stunning glossy jacket featuring art and layout by the band's guitarist Kora Puckett.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.03.2020
     
  • 01. Night of the Hunter
    02. Rough Liver
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    LONG KNIFE

    Night of the Hunter b/w Rough Liver

    [engl] Well shit, PDX's 21st century Kings of Punk have graced us with yet another slab of the hardcore punk perfection that they've been crafting for quite some time now! The world we live in has changed considerably since 2017's "Sewers of Babylon" EP and that is reflected in these two songs that serve as a precursor to the band's forthcoming and long awaited full length. While keeping to the tried and true hardcore punk formula that has served as a sonic vessel for numerous trips around the circuit there are some far more rocking elements in the mix this go around which is just a taste of what is to come. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve featuring a rather arousing back cover.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    28.07.2020
     
  • 01. Painting the Night
    02. The Tower
    03. Only a Reflection
    04. Citadel
    05. Bastards of Bedlam
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    LONG KNIFE

    Sewers of Babylon

    [engl] 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.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    05.05.2017
     
  • 01. Feeding
    02. No Uniform
    03. Life
    04. Escape Reality
    05. Violent Action
    06. Religious System
    07. Dreams/Reality
    08. Urban Decay
    09. Dogs of Death
    10. Impatient Culture
    11. Suffer
    12. Pain and Profit
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    MERCENARY

    Demos Collection

    [engl] While this is titled “Demos Collection,” it’s actually a discography–the collected works of one of the most ferocious hardcore groups to come out of the Southeast in the last decade. Mercenary’s noisy, heavy riffing blends Scandinavian and Japanese influences, and the drums blaze a frantic d-beat. It’s the vocals, though, that propel their recordings into the stratosphere. Vocalist Michael “Ruby” Rubenstein was at his most unchained in Mercenary, and his performance here has been likened to a “Neanderthal’s battle cry.” While modern science has concluded that Neanderthals were complex primates capable of art and symbolic thought, they were probably terrifying to face in a struggle for survival. While they had some enticing opportunities, the band never committed anything to vinyl save a comp track. They broke up in 2015, leaving behind two tapes and achieving legendary status for their pummeling live performances in Atlanta. In 2021, Ruby passed away unexpectedly, a devastating loss for friends, punks, and music dorks around the world. This album is not only a brutal slab of tuneage, it’s also an important artifact representing Ruby’s life and his love of music. The tracks on this LP have been remixed and remastered to better capture the band’s intensity, and the album comes with a foldout insert and a photo of Ruby in action along with stark cover art by Joe Della. If Mercenary flew under your radar the first time, you missed out. Snag this once and future bonzer now. Proceeds from the sales of this record will go to a mural in memory of Ruby as well as the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.03.2022
     
  • 01. Asphyxiation
    02. Truth Expires
    03. Target for Killing
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    MOMENT OF FEAR

    Covid Sessions 2020

    [engl] From the ashes of a pandemic stricken Long Beach, CA comes MOMENT OF FEAR! Long time PDX based screamer extraordinaire INSANE AKA Tony Bartek (of RELIGIOUS WAR, THE CORPSE, ROTTEN CADAVER and loads of others) has returned to his ancestral homeland to churn out more of that ace hardcore punk he's become known for over the past few decades. Mastered by Jack Control and featuring cover art by Todd Janeczek, the 3 tracks on the "COVID SESSIONS 2020 EP" are a barrage of hardcore racket that will please the ears of absolute maniacs and purists alike.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    27.11.2020
     
  • 01. Te Odio
    02. Planeta Negro
    03. La Muerte Esta Llamando
    04. Al Reves
    05. Por Que
    06. Manana
    07. El Chico en la Discoteca
    08. Mijos de la Frontera
    09. Harto
    10. Muerte en Paraíso
    11. OVNI
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    MUJERES PODRIDAS

    Muerte en Paraiso

    [engl] Hailing from what could arguably be called one of the epicenters of great modern punk music, Austin's MUJERES PODRIDAS have broken their studio silence of a few years to deliver an absolute monster of a debut 12" slab. Considering the personnel in question here have served time in groups like CRIATURAS, VAASKA, KURRAKA in addition to already churning out two excellent releases in this current project, it comes as no surprise that "MUERTE EN PARAÍSO" exhibits 11 tracks of punk perfection with tight musicianship that can hold its own before being catapulted even further via the unmatched vocal delivery of Dru Molina, frantically spewing vitriolic acid in the Spanish language. Recorded at Deep Space 3 on Halloween of 2020 and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, each record comes in a glossy jacket adorned with stunning full color art and a fold out 11"x17" insert, both of which were designed by the bands own Phil Gonzalez.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.08.2021
     
  • 01. Boom Boom
    02. Machine Vs. Machine
    03. System Lickers
    04. Drug Zoo
    05. Splendid Blaze
    06. Dog by Day
    07. City Loser
    08. Deep or Wild
    09. Sock Drawer
    10. Power to Exist
    11. Pandemonium Man
    12. Mumble Jungle
    13. The Glimpse
    14. Duster's Blues
    15. Lord and the Stud
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    OMEGAS

    Power To Exist

    [engl] Much anticipated answer to 2011's "Blasts of Lunacy," the Omegas leave off where they picked up, coming back to their personalized vision of the nooks and crannies of early NYHC and proto hardcore cum Darby Crash cum Nollywood prankster at ever more obtuse and challenging angles. The riffs implode and the changes are impossible to follow without a map that probably leads somewhere unpleasant. Even still, the confusion feels like a stroke of luck. The gift is not knowing what you're hearing yet but knowing you've wanted to hear it your whole life. Duck, dive, spit, slam, kill: Makes you go Boom Boom. Flash forward, the power to exist. FFO: getting stop and frisked by the NYPD and having them find a giant lollypop in your otherwise empty bag/wondering who killed Tony Frenchman
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    04.11.2016
     
  • 01. Death is Only the Beginning
    02. Snake
    03. Tortured Dreams
    04. Crucified Hope
    05. Blazing Violence
    06. Bleed in Black
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    PEACE DECAY

    Death Is Only...

    [engl] Here we have it, the debut release from the Austin, TX hardcore punk powerhouse known as PEACE DECAY. "Death is Only..." features six tracks of the blazing and pummeling hardcore ferocity you'd expect from a group consisting of current and former members of VAASKA, SEVERED HEAD OF STATE, GUERRA FINAL and many more acts the great nation of Texas has bequeathed to us, the hardcore faithful, over the past few decades or so. Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, each record comes in a full color matte jacket adorned with cover art by vocalist Enok Vazquez and also features a stunning 11" x 17" collage by Barcelona visual artist and analog collagist JFKollages. Much like death, this initial offering from PEACE DECAY is only the beginning.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.03.2022
     
  • 01. Nuclear Child
    02. No Revival
    03. Electric Plague
    04. Condemnation
    05. Spoiled by Hate
    06. Flag Fetish
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    PUBLIC ACID

    Condemnation EP

    [engl] Woo-wee! Public Acid, folks - the undisputed pride of North Carolina! Or is it Virginia now? A bit of both perhaps?! Ah hell, is acknowledging geographic location really even relevant when it comes to top shelf hardcore punk? The dead fucks that made those borders and boundaries wouldn't know shit about riffs anyway. In the couple years since their self released 12" came into being, the band has gigged all over the country (back when that was an option) and expanded their catalog further via a flexi and some cassettes, garnering much deserved attention and adoration from those fortunate enough to be enlightened with those scenarios and/or physical formats. But that was the old world and what matters here and now is that the "CONDEMNATION" EP is 6 urgent blasts of punk music that result in a sonic whirlwind that few others have previously concocted. In a genre that has become dominated by embarrassing posturing, this slab is a much welcomed breath of fresh air in an age of suffocating and uncertainty. Recorded and mastered at Artifact Audio in NYC by Sasha Stroud just before the shit hit the fan, each record comes in a folded sleeve both designed and screen printed by Public Acid and collaborator/comrade Thomas Sara.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    27.11.2020
     
  • 01. Polico fikas a?ulon
    02. Nur unu ekzisto
    03. Malgranda ka?o
    04. Nia nova pa?o
    05. Fajro de kolero
    06. Nigraj vivoj gravas
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    SOCIO LA DIFEKTA

    Kreski

    [engl] okyo, Japan's SOCIO LA DIFEKTA have bestowed upon the international punk community a barn burner of a slab in the form of this, the "KRESKI" EP. Featuring members of regional greats like UNARM and MALIMPLIKI among others, this smashing debut contains 6 tracks of rabid yet precise hardcore punk topped off by the dual vocals of Nanae and I?imura catapulting their fierce howls in the Esperanto language. Recorded by Shigenori Kobayashi at Tokyo's legendary Noise Room, each record comes in a stunning DIY print sleeve along with a fold out insert chock full of the lyrics and their translations into Japanese and English; all of which was designed and laid out by bassist and renowned visual artist Ippei Matsui.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    20.03.2022
     
  • 01. The Aggressor
    02. It's Too Late
    03. Business End
    04. Your Demise
    05. End Is Near
    06. Death Sentence
    07. The Long Way
    08. Bloodshed
    09. Ego-Maniac
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    STIGMATISM

    s/t

    [engl] Ya know that Big City Records compilation "Montreal New York Connection 85 Live" with all the wild looking cartoon punks on it? STIGMATISM is the sonic equivalent of that big fella on the cover with the mohawk rocking boots and braces whilst letting off and undoubtedly blood curdling howl doing key bumps of meth with that flag toting skinhead from the back of the "United Blood" EP in a real seedy alleyway at like, 3:41 AM on a Tuesday. STIGMATISM is an infatuation with and/or an astute observation of the more, dare I say, "early man" aspects of that first wave of NYHC. Featuring an ex OMEGA and a native New Yorker united in their love of this particular style of hardcore punk, this demo recording has been slapped onto some slabs of plastic that can be played loud on a phonograph or utilized as a level plane for those aforementioned servings of meth. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve adorned with a design by the illustrious Spoiler.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    19.10.2018
     
  • 01. Atrapados
    02. Regimen Autoritario
    03. Poder Absoluto
    04. Miles De Muertos
    05. Agonia
    06. No A La Guerra
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    VAASKA

    Inocentes Condenados

    [engl] A lot has happened in the three years since the "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" EP dropped in correlation with the band's 2016 Japanese tour and now VAASKA returns to a world that's worse off with what could possibly be their final statement in the form of the "INOCENTES CONDENADOS" EP. Six tracks of smoldering D-Beat based hardcore punk which could arguably be the greatest recording session of their 10+ years as a band. Mastered by Kenko at Communichaos Media Clay Station in Sweden AKA exactly who you want to be twisting the knobs on a project like this. Each record comes in a Discharge style pocket sleeve with collaborative effort imagery by Todo Destruido, Jack Blackmon and Ryan Fromdeland. Limited to 500 copies.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2019
     
  • 01. If You Must
    02. Someday Is Right
    03. Glad To Not
    04. These Things Tend To Not Go Anywhere
    05. It's That Way For A Reason
    06. Gimme Hyperbole
    07. You Can't Have Both
    08. Cease Fire
    09. Mea Culpa
    10. World Gets Smaller
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    VANITY

    Evening Reception

    [engl] A lost episode of Fawlty Towers set in the present day astride a shoddy sofa in a den in Brooklyn: Instead of not “mentioning the war” the challenge is to swim through this LP without uttering or even entertaining the tiniest sniff of dearest Nanker Phelge. This proves far more rewarding than throwing a knee-jerk ticker tape parade for the open-tuned greyzone murk of Guitar-Centre blues musicians everywhere and frankly, that would be a lazy disservice to what you're about to hear. Rising up instead, we have the grandiose and pampositical return of the perfectly named, Vanity. Yes that’s a compliment, no it's not a real word. Energetic punk consommé indebted to rock and roll but coming across less like the deliberate broken chains of Vans slip ons and Target 501s swapped for sequins, strides, and scarves - but more like an effort forged in Billy Zoom’s living room on Warren Zevon’s gear as played by the Saints’ roadies in a bar that serves really, really, really cold beer. Coincidentally, I would endorse that as a suggested serving. Take a long hard look in the mirror, slyly lit so your cheekbones pop, and preen yourself ’til your skin peels off.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.10.2018
     
  • 01. Rarely If Ever
    02. We're Friends
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    VANITY

    Rarely If Ever b/w We're Friends

    [engl] The second of two brand new singles that one of NYC's greatest will be gracing us with during this balmy winter and their first recorded output since the release of their highly praised "Evening Reception" full length, the Beach Impediment Label is honored to be an even minuscule component in releasing yet another slab for the almighty VANITY. With a track record of releases that spans the past 7 years, the style and approach of the group has (much to the dismay of some yet absolute delight of others) arguably seen it's fair share of metamorphosis over the course of this particular project's run. Yet amidst the sonic evolution exhibited by VANITY as their catalog has progressed, the expertise in conceiving an ever so catchy ditty still holds true as is evident with the A-Side "Rarely if Ever" - a track that is guaranteed to remain embedded in one's head for quite some time. "We're Friends" closes it all out on a triumphant and decidedly rocking note, bebe, leaving those who've been on this journey thus far yearning for what comes next. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    17.03.2020