ORCHESTRA OF CONSTANT DISTRESS 'CONCERNS' LP COMING AUGUST 6TH
Our favourite Swedish noise bearers Orchestra Of Constant Distress are back with 'Concerns', their fourth album for Riot Season on August 6th. If you've heard them before you'll know what to expect. If you haven't what the hell are you waiting for?
Check out the promo video for opening track 'Consistence' below
TARAS BULBA 'SOMETIMES THE NIGHT' LP COMING JULY 30TH
announce the next label release will be 'Sometimes The Night', the
third album from Fred Laird's post Earthling Society alias Taras
Bulba, and once again it's a thing of beauty and musically nothing
like it's predecessors.
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.
GREAT REVIEW IN WIRE MAGAZINE
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 ?
GREAT REVIEW IN WIRE MAGAZINE
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO 'THE RIPPER AT THE HEAVENS GATES OF DARK' 2LP
Nine years since it's initial release, when the black vinyl edition sold out within' a few weeks i'm happy to say a long long awaited reissue/repress of this classic AMT release is happening soon!. The sleeve artwork has had an upgrade/tweak and is now presented as a full colour gatefold design.
Second pressing on transparent light blue vinyl with black marbling/swirls SOLD OUT
First pressing on transparent red vinyl with black marbling/swirls SOLD OUT
TARAS BULBA 'SOUL WEAVER' LP OUT NOW
CHECK OUT THE PROMO VIDEOS ON THE LABEL YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Soul-Weaver was recorded between February and April of 2020. The album is a sharp contrast to the Taras Bulba debut. Whereas ‘One’ was a laid back psilocybic novelty travelogue; Soul-weaver is more guitar driven dream like psychedelia, mixing 60’s garage rock, shoegaze, bucolic west coast acid folk and ambient feedback. The album builds on song structures instead of drifting instrumentals prevalent on our debut and is an indication of the path I want to go musically. Constructing the album in such a short time and under lockdown restrictions changed the way the album took shape. There were no drum sessions between myself and Jon due to the social distance rule and therefore percussion had to be constructed from drum machines or ‘found’ from previous sessions and cannibalised. So, in some ways this is more a solo record (Jon has never heard the songs). It is a guitar album whereas ‘One’ was a rhythm/percussion focused recording.
Lyrically it draws on (quite accidentally) the writings of Dion Fortune, particularly her novel ‘The Sea Priestess’ which I read 12 months before. It never even came into mind until I started draughting the lyrics and things started popping up that had very strong comparisons to that novel. That’s the subconscious mind I suppose and also living next to the Irish sea which is literally at the top of my street. I can see it and smell the salt on the air everyday. I’m lucky really for that. I took it all for granted up until the last year or two. The recording has a bit of a watery, dreamy feel too and it’s also haunted.
It’s haunted by a good soul though; with electric blue eyes.
Early March I recorded the track ‘Sun and Steel’ and I could hear a female vocal on it. I needed to record a vocal and my sister in law always fancied herself as a bit of a singer. I thought she could weave some magic on it. I text her at 9:26am, it was a Thursday morning. She never replied.
This is for you Susie (1971 – 2020) eternally in our hearts.
SHIT AND SHINE 'GOAT YELLING LIKE A MAN' LP OUT NOW
CHECK OUT THE 'WELCOME' VIDEO VIA YOUTUBE
Shit And Shine return to the mighty Riot Season - the label that was brave enough to put them on the map in the first place!
This LP, like last years ‘DOING DRUGS, SELLING DRUGS’ returns to the black SLUDGE. Sludge the way SLUDGE is meant to be ... fucking SLUDGY and EVIL.
This shit is ridiculously HEAVY, in fact i’d say it’s one of the heaviest sludgiest records ever made. Yeah, for real.
Sleep? Melvins? you call that sludge!? PAH!! No, not quite. Sure it’s heavy and riffy but NOTHING close to this SLOW MOTION EXPLODING MOUNTAIN OF FILTH LAVA. Yeah I like that - that sums it up nice.
GOAT YELLING LIKE A MAN what a great name for a fucked up record. No bullshit the LP includes actual goats yelling like men as vocals.
Hail the mighty black goat of your nightmares!
Hail Shit And fucking Shine!.
When sludge needs to be done PROPER, Shit And Shine DO NOT FUCK AROUND
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