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Looking to track down each variant to all albums. Looking for test presses also! 6/30/17 update: I've pared down the list to reflect only what I need A to B Life 2nd Press Opaque Orange /320 Gray /200 3rd Press 180g Clear Gold /300* *3rd press has a printed inner sleeve 2017 Repress Ghost Green/500 Tour Exclusive Melted Noise Tour Exclusive Catch For Us The Foxes 3rd Press 180g Clear Red /300 It's All Crazy... 1st Press Mixed color Ten Stories 1st Press Audiophile Black Box set 2xLP /1000 3rd Press (UK Exclusive 2016) Black /300 7" Split with Norma Jean White /1000 Split w/ Circa Survive - RSD '16 Orange/blue marble /100
Grievances will be released 10/9. The vinyl through Gilead Media. Container Ships was one of my favorite releases of 2012, and I can't wait for this! Preorder here 100 - Nebula $25 -SOLD OUT 350 - Red $17 550 - Black $17 New song "Backlit" here From Gilead Media: KOWLOON WALLED CITY will release their long-awaited new full-length this Fall. Grievances, their third album and first for Neurot Recordings, finds the San Francisco band at its artistic peak, having moved even further away from its sludgy, post-hardcore origins and toward a sparser, sadder, yet still de-tuned heaviness. This shift began with 2012’s critically successful Container Ships, which Lambgoat described as, “spacious,” and, “mildly hypnotic,” with a, “Shellac-like use of dead time and instrumentation,” and The Obelisk called, “cerebral in approach.” On Grievances, the band takes these elements to even greater extremes. The strings rattle. The guitars crackle and blister. The notes ring out, at turns bleak and beautiful — sometimes both at once. “We dug into this expansive, less distorted vibe. The songs are mostly slow and bummed out but we still want them to push, to have energy,” said vocalist/guitarist Scott Evans. Evans, together with guitarist Jon Howell, bassist Ian Miller, and drummer Jeff Fagundes spent over two years working on the seven songs for Grievances. The intense editing process weeded out about two albums’ worth of songs. Howell’s unusual chord changes and discordant aesthetic channel Unwound and Slint. Miller’s gritty bass adds a surprising layer of depth and melody, while Fagundes’ drums resonate in what sounds like an impossibly large room. Evans’ shouted vocals are raw with frustration and disappointment, but without the typical veneer of macho aggression. “We’re not interested in doing something that’s good enough — we want to do something that we believe is good,” said Miller. “With Scott’s concept and sonics and Jon’s playing and our rhythm section, we feel like should be able to do something interesting. But it’s hard work.” The concept of work forms the thematic foundation of the entire record, from the cover art to the title and the lyrics. Whereas previous KOWLOON WALLED CITY releases were largely inspired by the band’s hometown of San Francisco, Grievances focuses its attention on our complex relationships with work and the power our employment — and employers — have over us. As with KOWLOON WALLED CITY‘s previous releases, Evans recorded and mixed, starting in Sharkbite Studios and finishing in his own Antisleep Audio, both in Oakland. “We’re not a fancy band. There are no effects to speak of, no reverb, no delays,” said Evans. “We each play one guitar, one pedal, one amp. So there’s not much to hide behind. I try to respect that in our recording process and our recordings.” Grievances Track Listing: 1. Your Best Years 2. Grievances 3. Backlit 4. The Grift 5. White Walls 6. True Believer 7. Daughters And Sons
7 tracks of absolutely crushing doom metal. Forays into post rock as well as heavy hardcore refresh and revive songs that just about scream desperation. Just about the heaviest thing you’ll hear this year. 600 copies. 180gram vinyl. 400 black, 200 clear. Heavy full color gatefold jackets, download code. Co released between Gilead Media and Halo of Flies. Out August 23 2013.
FALSE and BARGHEST announce split album (now streaming in full), extensive US tour by FALSE to follo
roboticempire posted a topic in Vinyl Collective Message BoardTwo of the finest underground US metal outfits have teamed up for an unstoppable split album: BARGHEST and FALSE will release a stunning 12" LP this summer via Gilead Media and Mirror Universe, a "partner label" of Robotic Empire. FALSE and BARGHEST come from drastically different worlds, and their individual approaches to black metal reflect this. BARGHEST hail from the swamps of Baton Rouge, LA and take the misanthropic "anti-human/anti-life" angle, delivering disgustingly abrasive, lo-fi metal. A lineup without bass, yet full of unflinching aggression and thickness. FALSE call the frozen landscape of Minneapolis, MN home, and with a foundation of synth-tinged European black metal complimented by a hypnotic atmosphere, create intensely eerie music. For all of their differences, they also share some key similarities. Each group released a debut album in 2011 with Gilead Media/Howling Mine, and both were met with overwhelmingly positive response from zines, blogs, and fans. FALSE and BARGHEST also each contain an oppressive quality in their respective sounds. This is not music for casual listening, but more akin to a psychological journey through realms devoid of light or hope. BARGHEST offer two tracks for the split. "Shifting Sands" is one of the first songs the band ever wrote, and is finally now available in a physical format. Although an older piece, it still possesses the aesthetic BARGHEST solidified for themselves on their Untitled debut album. "Inhuman Hatred" follows, a brand new song with obvious death metal influences. It carries a greater sense of focus and purpose than the material from their full-length, without abandoning their unique style. FALSE have grown in unbelievable ways since their debut 12". Their single track on this split--"Heavy as a Church Tower"--clocks in at nearly 18 minutes, and stands as hard evidence that FALSE are quickly becoming an undeniable force within American black metal. The ferocious intensity from their debut is amplified here, and paired with a more mature sense of mood and atmosphere. Their side of the split is very much FALSE, evolved. Artwork for this split album has been crafted by Bryan Proteau of Natvres Mortes Illustration, with LP jackets printed on heavyweight stock. A printed inner sleeve is included, and 800 copies pressed on 180gram black vinyl. This release is now available to stream in full, with FALSE showcasing their material through the mighty Decibel Magazine, and BARGHEST on bandcamp. BARGHEST side: http://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/split FALSE side: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/listen/streaming-false-heavy-as-a-church-tower/ Cover art: http://gileadmedia.net/images/relic42/relic42.jpg There you go, the entire split before your very ears. Pre-orders will come later in July via both Gilead Media and Mirror Universe/Robotic Empire. Accordingly, FALSE will embark on a lengthy US tour to support the release. An initial itinerary has surfaced, with further details to follow. FALSE - full US tour: 8/31 - Minneapolis, MN 9/1 - Milwaukee, WI - House show (early show) 9/1 - Milwaukee, WI - Quaters (late show) 9/2 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Harrison House 9/3 - Detroit, MI - House 9/4 - Huntington, WV 9/5 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter 9/6 - Baltimore, MD 9/7 - New Brunswick, NJ 9/8 - Brooklyn, NY - Acheron 9/9 - Philadelphia, PA - Golden Tee 9/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roboto Project 9/11 - Columbus, OH - Carabar 9/12 - Indianapolis, IN - Vibes Music 9/13 - Chicago, IL 9/14 - St. Louis, MO 9/15 - Columbia, MO - Hairhole 9/16 - Kansas City, KS 9/17 - Omaha, NE 9/18 - Denver, CO - Blastomat 9/19 - Albuquerque, NM - House show 9/20 - Las Cruces, NM - The Trainyard 9/21 - Phoenix, AZ 9/22 - San Diego, CA 9/23 - Los Angeles, CA - Blue Café 9/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Vacation Vinyl (early show) 9/29 - Los Angeles, CA - LAPP Pad (late show) 9/25 - San Jose, CA 9/26 - Oakland, CA 9/27 - San Francisco, CA 9/28 - Santa Rose, CA 9/29 - Sacramento, CA 9/30 - Chico, CA 10/1 - Salem, OR 10/2 - Portland, OR - Beach House (early show) 10/2 - Portland, OR - The Space (late show) 10/3 - Olympia, WA 10/4 - Seattle, WA 10/5 - Missoula, MT - Zoo City 10/6 - Billings, MT 10/7 - Minot, ND 10/8 - Fargo, ND