Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mean Jeans-EP 7"

yes, Mean Jeans are great. apparently they play ramones-style punk, but i really don't see it. these guys are just always having a great time. as shown in most of there lyrics. as well as some videos they have made. that's what i love about this band. love love love love love it. it was limited to 500. on slime green vinyl and my copy even comes with a sticker. here we go, an already rare record. released in 2008 on Rehab records out of Seattle and impossible to find. and when you do find them, they go for over $50. luckily i got mine from a guy for half of that, great guy. anyway, they have released a couple other 7"s and a 12", all great. so everybody download this and make them your new favourite band.
1. stoned to the bone 5/5 (huge.)
2. total creep 5/5 (great, and another newer version of this song is on their 12".)
3. invisible bugs 5/5 (shout it.)
4. wtfa401k 5/5 (great short song.)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
can't find this anywhere to buy so search.


Night Birds-EP 7"

(((re-post from April 29/2010@8:32pm)))
(((this is a re-post cause Night Birds are awesome and they deserved a better rip. also cause someone was looking for this 7" so i figured i give him the best rips i can, hope he comments. listening to these rips compared to my old ones, there a few more crackles this time. now read what i wrote a while ago.)))

RAMONES SUCK!! but anyway. i always start a post with "time for some," and i've got nothing better to say so, time for some new hardcore punk/surf. this was released in april of this year, so i just received it in the mail. the great thing about this record is the presentation. all 500 records were hand made, hand cut and hand stamped. that's why the title is a little faded. lyrics and stuff at bottom. i bought this for only $4.50 at Grave Mistake records. get the download then go over there and buy it. it's all gold, too me. definitely the best 7" of the year so far. notice the similar sound of The Gift Givers song and the circle jerk's song World Up My Ass. i love the second track Thrilling Murder. the lyrics are about how the human-race is useless and they should all be killed. great stuff.
1. prognosis: negative 5/5 (great.)
2. thrilling murder 5/5 (best song, fast and great lyrics.)
3. unanswerable 5/5 (nice.)
4. the gift givers 5/5 (vocals are great.)
5. harbor rats 5/5 (instrumental surf song, and great.)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
this was released on Grave Mistake records and with the small press run it's going to go fast. so get yours today, and get tons of other stuff they have.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Imposters-The First Four Years Tape: OUT NOW!

well here we have it, The Imposters-The First Four Years tape is out now. i said in the other post that these will be released in April, but i got the tapes way faster then i thought. so, the first release on my label is by Hermosa Beach's "The Imposters". if you don't know The Imposters, you should definitely check them out. go here to listen to some of their tracks. they have released some great stuff over the last four years. i did do one review of there first 7" here.

here is the cover of the tape. there are 16 tracks total (listed below). they are demo, cover and early cut tracks. order away! more then half of these tapes are already accounted for.
it is limited to 50 tapes (24 of them have some poorly made stickers)

prices postpaid:

$5.00 canada and usa
$6.00 everywhere else

paypal to: zachrykse AT hotmail.com
or if you want, you can send some money in the mail.

if you have any questions or want to order or don't like the price or anything, you can comment here or email me: zachrykse AT hotmail.com


1. Unknown
2. I Wanna Surf
3. Skate Punks
4. Neighbourhood Watch
5. Revenge
6. Flush The Bouncers
7. The Wedge
8. Arguing In 2006
10. No Friends
11. Pool Maintenance
12. Advanced Placement
13. Too Much Hate
14. Almost Dawn/On My Own
15. (Time Goes By) So Suddenly
16. Bus-Stop Blues

below are just some pictures documenting the process:

if any other band wants to do a small tape run like this, contact me.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Boy Toys-Girls Like You 7"

well before i get back to punk, here is a nice little Beatles style 7". almost powerpop. i have no info on this band except that they are from Indiana and you can contact them here. i just bought this because it was cheap and i liked the cover. this was released in 2009 on Spin The Bottle records. i'm not sure what's going on with that label these days. i really have nothing else to say. this is a great record. love the vocals.
1. girls like you 5/5 (love it.)
2. i want you 5/5 (great.)
3. black and blue and grey 4/5 (slower song, but good.)
overall: 9/10 strongly recommended
don't worry i'll post some Neos or something next for you hardcore fans. but take a seat and listen to this little gem for now.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Absentees-CD

no this isn't a real post but i can tell you where to get it. i don't have this only because it's on a cd. otherwise i would snap at a vinyl version. anyway, i posted their half-great (including one of my favourite songs of all time "tryin to mess with me") 7" a while ago. i thought the tracks after '79 would be crap, but i was way wrong. all the tracks are really great. there are a couple of tracks near the middle of this cd where they kind of sound metal-ish, but then they start playing this tangy cow-punk type stuff. so yeah this is great. get it at the good blog named, Disorder-Are You Experienced? if you're into buying cds, buy the cd at this site: The Absentees. you know what, it's only $10 postpaid. i might just buy it too. here is a track to listen to:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Almost Here

yep, you're looking at the first release on Foreign Fish. i sent out for the tapes/cases so they should arrive in a week or two. so this will probably be out sometime in April. the first press is limited to 50 tapes. below is a preview of one of the tracks on the tape. it is a cover of a Wasted Youth song.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Electric Deads-EP 7"

time for some more female fronted punk. this dates way back to 1982. recorded in one take at Marco Polo Sound. released originally on Electro Static records, but the one you see here is the re-issue by Noise and Distortion records from 2010. a very good re-issue if you ask me. a little pricey though. anyway about the music. hardcore punk as you would come to guess from '82. now Bibi's voice can get a little annoying but there is only 4 tracks so it's not too bad. they released three 7"s in their lifetime. i originally got a download of this from KBD and he didn't include the last song because he didn't like it. well i actually do like it. that was basically my reasoning for uploading this. well i'm off to tend to my flooded basement.
1. order 4/5 (great.)
2. zig zag 4/5 (nice.)
3. fish in a pool 4/5 (my favourite ED track.)
4. compact chaos 4/5 (nice.)
overall: 7/10 recommended
buy this from the link above. i would have bought all three of their releases if the price weren't so high. so yes, i only bought this one (from Hits and Misses).

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Neckties-Skating With A Boner 7"

yes i haven't been around lately but i'll be posting up some more records more regularly again. starting with a record that doesn't really get any credit. released on one of my favourite record labels, (headman by Nickolai of The Imposters) Secret records in 2008. great mostly fast paced newer skate punk. the thing i like about the insert for this record is that it says (back in 2008) that there is a new 7" release by boogie nazis coming out. that 7" never happened. it reminds me of reading through touch and go zines saying that a bored youth 7" would be coming out, that never happened either. anyway, the neckties are gonna release some new stuff sometime this year, so look out for that. just download and enjoy!
1. skating with a boner 5/5 (my favourite track.)
2. let us skate 5/5 (nice.)
3. shitty surf 4/5 (good.)
4. tech is over 4/5 (don't like the chorus but i love the rest.)
5. salsa and chips 5/5 (great guitar riff.)
6. city 5/5 (great!)
7. so what 4/5 (good too.)
8. sscgc 2.5/5 (meh.)
overall: 8/10 strongly recommended
you can buy this from Nickolai from the link above. speaking of The Imposters, my label is under works for a "first four years" tape of them. featuring some tracks from albums and some unreleased stuff. coming soon on Foreign Fish.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bad Influence-War's No Fun Demo 7"

alright here is some great hardcore punk. i've got a massive headache but i want to get this up for Dave G. and i'll tell you why. we both got the pre-orders from No Way and this 7". they ran out of this 7" and i wasn't gonna get a copy. i asked Dave if he got the same news, but he was in fact getting a copy. then he said i could have his copy. so long story short, thank you so much Dave! can't thank you enough. anyway, this is some great punk. these guys started from the S.F. Bay Area. this was recorded in 1983 and finally released by Who Cares? records in 2010. 250 pressed and 50 on a different sleeve. i've got number #230. back in the day, Bad Influence sent there demo to Tim Yohanon from MRR, and he booked them to play their first show with Minor Threat. pretty cool. so on this demo, the vocalist wrote all the lyrics and the guitarist wrote all the music. i love the vocals on this. great drum sound too. short songs with lyrics included in the scans so you can all sing along.
1. war's no fun 5/5 (nice.)
2. mental war patient 5/5 (love the guitar riff.)
3. irs 5/5 (great.)
4. do what you want 5/5 (yep.)
5. bad influence 5/5 (good.)
6. always on my ass 5/5 (love this song, my favourite.)
7. i don't care 4/5 (go.)
8. maximum punishment 4/5 (nice.)
overall: 8.5/10 strongly recommended
this is sold out from everywhere. so go hunt for it. i wish i could write more but my head hurts so much. i'm going to bed.


don't worry, something coming really soon. and it's great.