HIBUSHIBIRE 'FREAK OUT ORGASM!' LP REPRESS
Much later than
planned repress of the classic, first Hibushibire album 'Freak Out
Orgasm!'. And, at the bands own request this pressing is the first
time it's been available on classic black vinyl as all good albums
Comes in a gloss finished full colour outer sleeve, with a slightly redesigned back cover and centre labels. Comes with a black polylined inner bag
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & INFINITY RISING ZERO / PERHAPS
‘IN SEARCH OF HIGHS VOLUME 4’ LP
and much later than planned installment in the 'In Search Of Highs'
split release series. This time two label favourites, with two
killer new songs. Perhaps and the first outing of Acid Mothers
Temple & Infinity Rising Zero.
NEW LABEL SHIRTS DUE HERE END OF AUGUST
It's about time I know, I know!
I've finally got my arse into gear and have ordered some new label shirts. They're both due in a couple of weeks, and you can pre order them now should you wish to. These are pro screen printed here in the UK onto Gildan heavy cotton shirts.
Right now, I only have mens sizes available, but don't be afraid to contact me if you'd like a womens version. I'll certainly try and get some done if so.
The classic, and original 'riot' command tee is back once again, this time in it's original black with silvery/grey prints and a new, more vibrant cardinal red shirt with orange prints (mock ups below)
And the last seen about a decade ago 'Black Country, England' skyline shirt is also back for an encore. This one is also available in either black with silvery/grey prints and a more vibrant cardinal red shirt with orange prints (mock ups below)
ORCHESTRA OF CONSTANT DISTRESS 'CONCERNS' LP OUT NOW
The fourth full
length album of Orchestra of Constants Distress Concerns marks the
end of quadruple suite of intense, dissonant, reluctant
Looking back on
five years of musical summits, which also has resulted in a couple
of cassette releases and a live LP from Roadburn festival, one might
wonder if these musicians has come to some form of insight.
Riffs seems to
have deepened into complete compulsiveness as the rhythm from
drummer Anders Bryngelsson (Brainbombs, No Balls) deliver both
frustration and caution at the same time. Between the dissonant
sounds of Henrik Rylander (Union Carbide Produtions, Skull Defekts)
and the choleric play style by guitarist Joachim Nordwall (Idealist,
Skull Defekts) a way of emotional vacuity is spreading. With the
phlegmatic and elemental bass of Henrik Andersson (visual artist)
the music of OOCD is a montage of sound-scapes rather than the
uniform of compositions.
seeking a musical presence through improvisation they seems to
perform absence and void.
Check out the promo video for opening track 'Consistence' below
TARAS BULBA 'SOMETIMES THE NIGHT' LP OUT NOW
release from Fred Laird was recorded during the period June 2020 and
January 2021 on 24trk home studio recording. It is also the first
album recorded purely as a solo artist with the occasional guest and
draws more from a roots style music (trad it isn’t) than previous
more psychedelic releases.
for the album came from listening to the self-recorded primal music
of Hasil Adkins and the first solo Link Wray album for Polydor. The
idea of these guys just doing what they wanted back of beyond seemed
more akin to me sat in a box room during lockdown feeding off a diet
of Billy Chong Kung Fu horror flicks, David Lynch, Noir crime
movies, Jean Cocteau and the works of Yukio Mishima.
sound draws form early Bad Seeds or Crime and the City Solution,
Gallon Drunk, Bohren and Der Club of Gore, The Cramps, Hasil Adkins
and various other trash inspired twilight creatures. I also wanted
to try and create that spooky organ sound that dominates the
midnight movie classic ‘Carnival Of Souls’, so there’s quite a
lot of organ and piano going on. I also got my hands on a baritone
guitar to give the songs more of a deep growly twang!
provided by Daisy Atkinson for the Jean Cocteau dedication
‘Orphee’ which is the nearest thing to a pop song on the album
and the echoey almost Sister Lover’s sound of the title track. I
got sick of my own shit voice and I just thought a female voice
would give it a more fragile ethereal vibe.
provides formidable saxophone to the album’s last three tracks
which were recorded on his mobile phone 300 miles away and synched
into the music. The big blasted swing blues of ‘The Big Duvall’
is a dedication to Andy Duvall of Carlton Melton – a big guy who
needed a big song. Who knows how big the song could have been in a
proper studio. I could have dedicated it to John Wayne but Wayne
couldn’t chop down trees with his bare hands like Andy can….’
Check out the video/audio for album opener 'The Green Eyes Of Dragon' via the YouTube link below
HIBUSHIBIRE 'OFFICIAL LIVE BOOTLEG VOL 6' LP
THIS RELEASE IS NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. THERE WILL BE NO REPRESS. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Ultra limited transparent yellow vinyl bootleg style live LP. Recorded live in Nottingham in May 2019 on the bands last UK tour with the original three piece line up.
A handy little live momento to pass the time until we get the bands third album proper. Due to it's limited nature, this release will only be available direct and via few selected shops/distros.
DOPE PURPLE 'GRATEFUL END' LP
THIS RELEASE IS NOW TOTALLY SOLD OUT. A REPRESS IS PLANNED AND WILL BE DONE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN GIVEN ALL THE VINYL PRESSING DELAYS CRIPPLING US
Welcome from Taiwan DOPE PURPLE
This Friday, March 5th 2021 sees the DOPE PURPLE 'Grateful End' LP go up for pre sale via the label webshop and bandcamp site at 10am UK time.
The album is a co release between Riot Season Records & WV Sorcerer Productions, with the latter mainly handling the release over in the Far East countries. Both editions are exactly the same, all pressed on transparent yellow vinyl with a download code.
I'm expecting stock to arrive at RSHQ early April so will aim to have it in shops/distros around April 23rd. Mail order copies will ship once they land here of course.
As this is a split label release, i'm getting less to sell for my own needs than i normally would. I've no idea what the interest will be in this one, but for me anyone with a love of Acid Mothers, Hibushibire, Les Rallizes Denudes etc should be all over it ... but i'm biased obviously. That said, that's exactly what got me into them when i stumbled across a link to this album last year.
Please note, this LP is a totally remastered version of the original limited CD/Cassette release from 2019.
USA/MEXICO 'DEL RIO' LP
After such a shithouse year, 2021 is already guaranteed to start with a wallop as we also welcome back our Texas buddies USA/MEXICO with their third, and most devastating album yet 'Del Rio'
‘Del Rio’ is the third album from the Austin triumvirate of guitarist Craig Clouse (Shit and Shine), bassist Nate Cross (Marriage, Expensive Shit) and drummer King Coffey (Butthole Surfers) and the band’s first release to feature vocals from Colby Brinkman (Taverner). While their two prior albums (2017’s ‘Laredo’ and 2019’s ‘Matamoros’) were somewhere on the periphery of rock music , ‘Del Rio’ is a step or several beyond and a real testament to human imagination (maybe you’re impressed by Tesla Powerwall batteries but that’s because you’ve not heard “Soft Taco”, yet)
Once again co released with 12XU records, Riot Season will be covering the UK & Europe release with 12XU taking care of North America. Both versions have been cut and manufactured separately and vinyl colour will differ.
The Riot version is pressing on gold vinyl and is a one off pressing.
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MAINLINER 'DUAL MYTHS' CD & 2LP OUT NOW
'Dual Myths' the much anticipated new album by Japanese psych/noise rock legends Mainliner is out now!
Limited one off CD pressing housed in a gloss varnished shrink-wrapped gatefold vinyl style card sleeve and a limited double vinyl (2xLP) housed in a gloss varnished 6mm spined gatefold sleeve with black polylined inners bags. This vinyl version is a one off pressing with sides A&B pressed on silver vinyl and sides C&D pressed on black vinyl to match the sleeve artwork
The follow up to 2013's 'Revelation Space' has been rumoured for many years. I've even heard tales of several recordings being finished and scrapped over the last five years. That's how hard it is to run a band when members are based on different continents and in other very busy bands themselves.
But it's finally done. And it's being pressed as I type.
The killer trio from the original reformation is all intact, we have Kawabata Makoto (motorpsycho guitar), Koji Shimura (drums) and Kawabe Taigen (bass/vocals) and we're back to calling them just Mainliner once again.
Q. What does 'Dual Myths' sound like ?
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