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Some Downloadables…

February 17, 2008

Japan’s Gauze released a new album is December. It’s called “Binbouyusurino Rhythm Ni Notte” and will be available around May on vinyl format from Prank Records.  Until then check out the download.  10 songs in 13 minutes.

Download the 5th Gauze record here.

Here’s some older Gauze stuff as well, taken from a comp called City Rockers released in 1982.  It was actually the first stuff they ever reorded.   Much more akin to early Discharge than later Gauze stuff.
Download comp tracks from City Rockers here.

fram.jpgNot musically too much, but personally, Gauze remind me alot of Framtid… er, maybe more like Framtid remind me more of Gauze, I dunno. It’s just that Framtid is one of the the only Japanese bands that remind me of Gauze that I’ve seen live. While on tour in Europe, Environmental Youth Crunch played with them at Trash Fest in the Netherlands. This was there first show on that tour, having just gotten off the plane that day.  Didn’t matter, they were great.   

Watch a video clip of Framtid here.
Download “Under The Ashes” here.


Sound Idea Net Radio

February 2, 2008


Bob Suren of Sound Idea Distribution (Brandon FL!) has a net radio show though his website.  He posts a new show every Saturday morning and leaves it up all week. After that, it is gone! So act fast, bookmark his page, do what you gotta do so you don’t miss the weekly rock session. There’s no talking between songs, and he puts up really well written commentary for each song on the site…  such as this..  

“01 Maggot Sandwich “My Florida” (FL)
I love this band. I love this song. It’s from their third record, the “Get Off The Stage” LP, released by singer/guitarist Vik Kaos’ own label, KML Records in 1987. I used to pen pal with Vik a lot and he kept me up to date on punk happenings in Florida’s panhandle, an area of the state that doesn’t get a lot of attention. He gave me a few cool records and tapes over the years. Maggot Sandwich started back in 1984 when Vik and brother Steev (That’s how he spells it!) started jamming and called their band Kaos. (They took the name from the evil organization from the old “Get Smart” TV show.) When they discovered that there were other bands named Kaos, Kaaos, Chaos and C.H.A.O.S., they changed the name to Maggot Sandwich. For a while, they had a zine of the same name. Maggot Sandwich went through several line ups over the years. Some of the members left under less-than-good terms. Eventually the band broke up in the late 1990s. A couple of years ago, we reconnected and I asked Vik if I could put out a Maggot Sandwich discography. He said he would love to do it, but that it might not sit well with some of the ex-members and that some of them might actually threaten me with legal action if I did so. So, I have wisely avoided this quagmire. Perhaps some day all of the members of MS can kiss and make up and the world will get the complete musical output on CD. Until then, you can visit the Maggot Sandwich My Space page, which has photos and a few MP3s.

02 Teen Idles “Get Up and Go” (Washington, DC)
This is the big bang of D.C. hardcore. Or at least Dischord Records. After seeing the Bad Brains, some D.C. teenagers, including Jeff Nelson and Ian MacKaye were inspired to start a band. The Teen Idles were part of the D.C. hardcore explosion that brought S.O.A., Untouchables, Government Issue and later Youth Brigade, Void, Faith and Minor Threat. The Teen Idles “Minor Disturbance” 7″ (Dischord Records, 1981) was released after the band broke up but it is still a landmark of the D.I.Y. ethic. And the cover art is some of my favorite of all time. Some have called the early Dischord releases sonically inept, amateurish, etc. So what? That’s what hardcore IS! It’s all about the ATTITUDE and the early D.C. crew had that in spades. ”

From early 80’s Florida punk bands to classic DC. Show’s got everything.

Check it out


New Hours, New Books, New Releases

January 17, 2008


I’ve been typically neglecting the store as of late.  All these out of town shows with bands I’m in and a really… um.. interesting new schedule at my job has eaten up mad time.  That combined with a combining of storefront factors, have left us with new hours at the store.   Without further adieu…

Wednesday 2-7pm
Thursday 2-7pm
Friday 2-7pm
Saturday 2-7pm

This starts tomorrow, and we’re closed today. Limited I know.  But having this reorganized means we’ll be getting more new stuff in the store.  We may be expanding the hours in the future.  Speaking of new stuff here’s some new books we got in…

* Talking the Walk: A Communications Guide for Racial Justice – Hunter Cutting
* The Day The Country Died: A History Of Anarcho Punk 1980-1984 DVD
* Beat the Heat: How to Handle Encounters With Law Enforcement – Katya Komisaruk
* The High Times Reader – Johnny Rotten
* Food Not Lawns: How To Turn Your Yard Into A Garden And Your
Neighborhood Into A Community – Heather C Flores
* We Owe You Nothing- Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

New records are on the way too…

Until then, you can soak up some music by some bands we’ll be releasing on our in-house label soon…

Upcoming releases include… 

A split 7″ between Richmond’s Brainworms (pictured) and St. Augustine’s Tubers.

A split 7″ between Orlando’s  Republicorpse (pictured) and Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Dead Radical.

A full length LP from Gainesville’s Cassette.


New Stuff… Some Brazilian Hardcore

December 14, 2007

Not in yet, just on the way..

DISCARGAQUE VENHA ABAIXO –  7´ EP New exclusive tracks from this brazilian local heroes. With no doubts Discarga is one the best bands that came out on 90´s in Brasil.Playing their fucking fast hardcore, they remind us Manliftingbanner and late Lärm with a brazilian early 80´s punk feeling. This exclusive Peculio Discos release includes 6 new tracks and a Septic Death version. Go faster if you can!

ROT + WOJCZECH – SPLIT 7´ Brand new tracks from both bands, total brutal and insane old school grindcore. Rot is the brazilian longest standing grindcore band and Wojczech is german grind assault!

AÇÃO DIRETA + CONTRASTO – SPLIT 7´ Ação Direta is still doing great after so many years; this recording brings an intense and brutal brazilian hardcore, includes an unreleased track plus a Wolfpack cover version. Contrasto is a political fast and noisy hardcore band from Italy, I´m shure you´ve heard their name before, they have two unreleased tracks here as well.

MY OWN LIES + BETERCORE NO MORE IMPERIALISTIC WAR – 7´ Two of the best bands that appeared in Europe in the 90´s! My own lies is the ultra fastcore heroes from Germany, Capitalist Casualties meets Drop Dead with some metal touch on the guitars. Betercore is the fucking-youth-crust-sXe-but-not-assholes straight in your face!  Directly from the Netherlands maintaining the tradition of awesome bands. Unreleased tracks from both bands.

I SHOT CYRUS / DISCARGASPLIT LP  Ultra brutal hardcore crossover with rocking guitars vs.super fast hardcore punk heroes. Brazilian hardcore at its best!

B.U.S.H. – New American Century – CD After the huge acceptation of their debut 7´ EP here comes the debut full-length. B.U.S.H. is getting a lot of attention lately with their unique sound that band consider themselves as a jam session between Minor Threath, Wire and brazilian early 80´s punk. This album is fantastic and puts them on the history of hardcore/punk forever.

B.U.S.H. + BRUCE BANNER– SPLIT 7´ Brazilian punk rockers B.U.S.H. seems to be the greatest revelation of the scene lately. 80´s american hardcore and skate punk with 60´s feeling and early 80´s brazilian punk all together makes this band awesome! Bruce Banner from Sweden can combine Scandinavian raw sound with 80´s american hardcore and thrash like nobody does. Now with duo male/female vocals.

BANDANOSWE CRUSH YOUR MIND WITH THE THRASH INSIDE – CD Veterans of the Brazilian scene who passed on several bands (Warhate, Prime Mover, NoViolence, Rot, Point of no return, Questions, …) for the last two decades joined together to play 80´s crossover in such a way that you can only think about bang your head and circle pit. Combination of Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I. and The Accused is the best definition of their sound.



November 26, 2007


Saturday’s show with Antarctic, Dark Castle, Vultures and Iron Eyes Cody was fun. Urban Jacksonville mentions the show and drools over Antarctic a bit here. Joey’s pictures form the show are here. We’ll have pictures up soon. And finally, concerning pictures if you took any please email them to us at deadtank (at) gmail (dot) com.

Tonight’s show / Nov 26th – IRON LUNG, RELIGIOUS AS FUCK, and GOMEK

(Iron Lung)

Some important notes for the Iron Lung show. We’re normally closed on Monday so… The store opens 6pm, doors for show 7pm, show starts promptly at 8. Everything will be over at 10pm. Show up late, miss out.  After party at Shanty Town?

….then on Saturday December 1st, at Inertia – Following a Jax Against War protest.
Environmental Youth Crunch, Peace Trout, James K. Polk and the Family of Friends, Laura Bullard, and Joe Gaskin. More information on the protest here.

Last but not least…
… mark your calenders for this upcoming show in January..

January 13th – Mekago N.T, Howl, St. Jude. (Early show, ends at 10pm)

Mekago N.T – Southern Florida’s newest thrashing maniacs. Pummeling fast, raw and heavy. Five tracks of old school heavy grindcore with a twinge of dbeat. These are surprisingly lengthy and brutal songs with heart. Features members from TORCHE and SHITSTORM.  Listen 

(RI) – “Bong ripping, labyrinth metal.” listen

Saint Jude (RI) – listen


Gainesville Fest / Halloween House Show

November 1, 2007

Some pictures from Gainesville Fest and last nights Halloween show. More pictures on our flickr page.  

Gainesville Fest
…in Gainesville. I didn’t get many band pictures…
In order of appearance. Old Growth, selling records on the sidewalk, people at Environmental Youth Crunch show, Environmental Youth Crunch, fresh tattoos “See You Next Fall”, Off Minor.
old growththinkin eyc eyc See you Next Fall. offminor

Halloween Show
…at the Good Idea House.
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Fun Costumes
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Spin it.

October 29, 2007

Iron Lung Collection
Picture from a random user in a thread titled “Post Pictures of your collections here.” The picture is this users collection of Iron Lung releases. Who are playing the store November 26th.

All this Black Kids inflation, deflation, and everything in between.  And the Radiohead’s new online only release cutting out the middle man of music… What’s left? Wired discusses how vinyl may be the final nail in CD’s coffins. Article is copied below. 

I’ll be posting about Gainesville fest soon with some pictures. And speaking of ‘vinyl over CDs’ and Gainesville fest, I only brought only records to sell during the fest.

“As counterintuitive as it may seem in this age of iPods and digital downloads, vinyl — the favorite physical format of indie music collectors and audiophiles — is poised to re-enter the mainstream, or at least become a major tributary.

Talk to almost anyone in the music business’ vital indie and DJ scenes and you’ll encounter a uniformly optimistic picture of the vinyl market.

“I’m hearing from labels and distributors that vinyl is way up,” said Ian Connelly, client relations manager of independent distributor alliance IODA, in an e-mail interview. “And not just the boutique, limited-edition colored vinyl that Jesu/Isis-style fans are hot for right now.”

Pressing plants are ramping up production, but where is the demand coming from? Why do so many people still love vinyl, even though its bulky, analog nature is anathema to everything music is supposed to be these days? Records, the vinyl evangelists will tell you, provide more of a connection between fans and artists. And many of today’s music fans buy 180-gram vinyl LPs for home listening and MP3s for their portable devices.

“For many of us, and certainly for many of our artists, the vinyl is the true version of the release,” said Matador’s Patrick Amory. “The size and presence of the artwork, the division into sides, the better sound quality, above all the involvement and work the listener has to put in, all make it the format of choice for people who really care about music.”

Because these music fans also listen using portable players and computers, Matador and other labels include coupons in record packaging that can be used to download MP3 versions of the songs. Amory called the coupon program “hugely popular.”

Portability is no longer any reason to stick with CDs, and neither is audio quality. Although vinyl purists are ripe for parody, they’re right about one thing: Records can sound better than CDs.

Although CDs have a wider dynamic range, mastering houses are often encouraged to compress the audio on CDs to make it as loud as possible: It’s the so-called loudness war. Since the audio on vinyl can’t be compressed to such extremes, records generally offer a more nuanced sound.

Another reason for vinyl’s sonic superiority is that no matter how high a sampling rate is, it can never contain all of the data present in an analog groove, Nyquist’s theorem to the contrary.

“The digital world will never get there,” said Chris Ashworth, owner of United Record Pressing, the country’s largest record pressing plant.

Golden-eared audiophiles have long testified to vinyl’s warmer, richer sound. And now demand for vinyl is on the rise. Pressing plants that were already at capacity are staying there, while others are cranking out more records than they did last year in order to keep pace with demand.

Don MacInnis, owner of Record Technology in Camarillo, California, predicts production will be up 25 percent over last year by the end of 2007. And he’s not talking about small runs of dance music for DJs, but the whole gamut of music: “new albums, reissues, majors and indies … jazz, blues, classical, pop and a lot of (classic) rock.”

Turntables are hot again as well. Insound, an online music retailer that recently began selling USB turntables alongside vinyl, can’t keep them in stock, according to the company’s director, Patrick McNamara.

And on Oct. 17, launched a vinyl-only section stocked with a growing collection of titles and several models of record players.

Big labels still aren’t buying the vinyl comeback, but it wouldn’t be the first time the industry failed to identify a new trend in the music biz.

“Our numbers, at least, don’t really point to a resurgence,” said Jonathan Lamy, the Recording Industry Association of America’s director of communications. Likewise, Nielsen SoundScan, which registered a slight increase in vinyl sales last year, nonetheless showed a 43 percent decrease between 2000 and 2006.

But when it comes to vinyl, these organizations don’t really know what they’re talking about. The RIAA’s numbers are misleading because its member labels are only now beginning to react to the growing demand for vinyl. As for SoundScan, its numbers don’t include many of the small indie and dance shops where records are sold. More importantly, neither organization tracks used records sold at stores or on eBay — arguably the central clearinghouse for vinyl worldwide.

Vinyl’s popularity has been underreported before.

“The Consumer Electronics Association said that only 100,000 turntables were sold in 2004. Numark alone sold more than that to pro DJs that year,” said Chris Roman, product manager for Numark.

And the vinyl-MP3 tag team might just hasten the long-predicted death of the CD.

San Francisco indie band The Society of Rockets, for example, plans to release its next album strictly on vinyl and as MP3 files.

“Having just gone through the process of mastering our new album for digital and for vinyl, I can say it is completely amazing how different they really sound,” said lead singer and guitarist Joshua Babcock in an e-mail interview. “The way the vinyl is so much better and warmer and more interesting to listen to is a wonder.” “