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husten, ef and we stood like kings LPs and CDs

I received a wonderful box from kapitän platte so here’s a bunch of new items:

husten – aus allen nähten LP
upbeat german indie/pop music with honest and serious lyrics

ef – ceremonies 2xLP
10 years anniversary repress of this classic postrock masterpiece, on tan/purple/black vinyl

we stood like kings – away 2xLP
we stood like kings – away CD
After the release of the CLASSICAL RE:WORKS project, on which We Stood Like Kings take a fresh look at classical music from the Baroque to the 20th century, the band goes back to cinema with a new live soundtrack project dedicated to the recent silent 3D animation movie Away by the young Latvian director Gints Zilbalodis.

we stood like kings – classical re:works CD
in 2020, We Stood Like Kings launches a new concept entitled CLASSICAL RE:WORKS, revisiting works from the whole classical music era.

kapitän plattes lokalrunde LP
includes songs from Soonago, Entropy, Qwertz, ROSI, Mellowdeath, Eaten By Snakes, Der Draht, Dünamit and Dresche, released to support the local live-clubs


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winter dust – unisono LP, daitro, sed non satiata, ghost bag, yage, off minor LPs

out now: winter dust – unisono LP

“There are many layers within the music, but I wouldn’t call it dense. It feels well balanced. Twinkling piano sits beside the distorted guitar. Overdriven intense passages are spaced out with reverberating breathing moments.”

winter dust - unisono LP - white / green / black pinwheel

this is winter dust’s first record sung in their native tongue, Italian. most songs are a bit shorter than on the band’s former release “sense by erosion”, but other than that the music stays within the same realm the band has successfully developed over the last years, as a mixture of post-rock and emo, with some mathy and hardcore influences and a raw, passionate urge that is unique.

“…the vocal delivery is so visceral. I picture Vezzaro delivering his searing call to arms as he cries out to the universe, shouting out to any who will listen. This is often what comes to mind as I listen to Winter Dust’s music. The impassioned vocals of someone crying out to the void, with brilliant music that carries just as much power and emotion to match.”

listen and order here

A while ago I received some classics from the 2000s as well as some newer records from adagio 830 records and earthwaterskyconnections, which have been added to the shop

daitro – vinyl collected LP
Frankenstein Red vinyl. This records contains the out of print stuff from the split LP w/ Sed Non Satiata, the split 7″ w/ Ampere and the 2 songs that were on the US tour 7″.

sed non satiata – mappo LP (restock)
No matter the approach to song structure, Sed Non Satiata are always able to combine equal parts consonance and dissonance, light and dark, beauty and discord, culminating in the emotional roller coaster.
2nd press on silver/red vinyl, gatefold sleeve

ghost bag – palindrome LP
Flirting with dreams of redemption, fatalistic sentiments echo throughout. Jongen is able to catch a glimpse of the outside world, while the door remains locked. A cynic might say this record is a testament of personal alienation made under trade-wind tropical rainforest weather conditions. In his own words…

browse all adagio 830 releases here

yage – anders leben!? LP
This is a very honest album, lyrically not imposing, but asking of themselves and us to look at our lives, our surroundings, culture, and to try to make a difference.

off minor – the heat death of the universe LP
In a blend of chaotic emotional intensity and precise beauty, Jamie Behar, Kevin Roche and Steve Roche find a realm of untouched hardcore catharsis. “The Heat Death of the Universe” Off Minor’s first LP is a journey of heart felt monologues built around the difficulties of the respective band member’s lives.

the kitty melodies / rain river ocean split LP
folky emoish indie from both bands on this classic german emo record

browse all earthwatersky connection releases here

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barabbas, du förtappade, eretia, gros enfant mort and nicota LPs

I received a wonderful box from slovakia so here’s a bunch of new items and additional stock from salto mortale music:

barabbas, du förtappade – discussions on existentialism LP
Fresh screamo straight out of Stockholm, Sweden, contaiings themes of alienation in cities of capitalism, death, political apathy and exhausting communications and relationships.

eretia – quietud LP
The band’s ability to create a powerful and atmospheric sound that is both heavy and delicate is truly impressive. The musicianship on display is exceptional, with each band member playing an integral role in the music.

janpalach – celestials LP
debut LP from this ukrainian band, dedicated to people who suffer from mental health.

gros enfant mort – la banalité du mal LP
Awesome sophomore LP from this french hardcore/screamo solo project for fans of daitro and young yountain.

nicota – III LP
intense and at times chaotic atmospheric hardcore from the czech republic


also I got a few copies of the beautiful
cuthbarts / we are on fire split CD
this series  pays homage to the “post marked stamps” series released by Tree Records in 1999. Cuthbarts play music ephemeral and beautiful like Mineral. We Are On Fire are a bassless band. There is a fragility and melancholy that makes use of the charm of the gaps in the sound.

I’ve added a bunch of different payment options via paypal to the shop, including direct/express checkout that shouldn’t demand you entering your address or making an account on my site, and it should enable “später bezahlen” (pay later), which I think was no option earlier.

also without needing a paypal account you can now choose from a bunch of different payment options that weren’t available before, like paying via giro card, Lastschrift/Direct Debit, express wire transfer and whatnot.

I am still hesitant going down the google pay / apple pay rabbit hole, would those options be vital to people?


and in case you missed it, there’s a new amid the old wounds video, too!

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swan districts – tapeography, dignity for all LP and 石の犬 aka ishinoinu 7″

contemporary australia-based emo bands have always had a way of undeservedly keeping a low profile in the western world, staying unnoticed by most while being cherished a lot by few. swan districts from adelaide are a perfect example for that. being active for only 2 years, the band put out a handful of small run cassettes before disbanding in 2011. I am happy to release the full discography of this dreamy australian lo-fi instrumental twinkly postrockish emo duo, remastered by will killingsworth at dead air studios. it is available now everywhere you stream music and as a super limited double cassette box.

60 copies were made, 20 were destroyed being shipped to australia, 20 are available from the band. do the maths, if you want it, don’t wait.

featuring john of no action, nebraska etc, this release includes almost 90 minutes of music, 14 songs in total, featuring all songs from kanda, the coming into land EP, the crepuscular rays over yorke peninsula EP and the split with benjamin zubkevych, spread over 2 music cassettes, baby blue and baby pink. comes in handstamped kraft paper cardboardboxes with a die-cut window, it also includes a full color 8 page zine with small details about the original releases, some concert flyers and leaflets and credits

listen and order here

I also received a wonderful box from rufen publishings in japan so here’s a pair of releases rarely available in central europe:

dignity for all – discography LP
This is a complete collection of songs by the 90s emo band Dignity for all from Sapporo. Dignity For All was one of the breakout bands in the late 90’s, you may have heard of them from a split 7″ they did with Jejune which was release in the USA by classic label BigWheelRecreation

石の犬 (ishinoinu) – hole, water 7″
poppy emo-influenced rock with postrock bits from japan

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overo LP and split 7″ with asthenia, parting 10″, king slender LP

I just added a bunch of items from the uk from sncl to the shop:

overo / asthenia split 7″
two of the best emo bands in the world going at it head to head. two songs each. a perfect match.

overo – waiting for the end to begin LP
This release sees the band pushing harder in all directions with tracks that are harsher, softer, and more experimental than the band’s debut.

king slender – gold days LP
tightly wound melodies, yelled vocals, driving guitars, tick tick tick. what you have here is a collection 9 jammers that will have you shaking along and tapping your chest.

parting – unmake me 10″
The debut release from the ’emo revivalist’ supergroup consisting of Keith Latinen (Empire! Empire!), Ben Hendricks (Annabel), Gooey Fame (ex-Dowsing, Annabel), and John Guynn (Hawk & Son).


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pi network and no action 7″s, flexi disc and cassettes

I received a wonderful box from australia so here’s a bunch of new items from no action and related projects:

no action – long march through the institutions cassette
a collection of cover songs

no action – eve of destruction cassette
No Action are back, singing the song on everyone’s minds, P. F. Sloan’s timeless ‘Eve Of Destruction’. On the b-side is a live version of Richard Berry’s party time anthem ‘Louie Louie’, recorded at Ancient World near the end of 2020. Don’t food fight!

no action – payday 7″
on the b-side: tiger hunt

no action – thirst of june flexi disc
No Action returns with an alternate recording of a track from their  to be released second LP.  100 copies made

pi network – reimage EP 7″
Four new futuristic piano compositions recorded at Twin Earth 2019. Classical music for the new dark ages.

the band was so nice to include some diy photocopy style a4 zines with lyrics, leaflets and pictures, I’ll add one to each order including a no action item (if packaging restrictions allow, while supplies last)

also if you haven’t done so yet why not combine with a copy of the no  action / amid the old wounds split 7″ we released in early may?


furthermore when checking inventory I found a ridiculously tiny amount of copies of the japan variant of the amid the old wounds – rebreather 7″ we released exactly one year ago. these come on exclusive opaque purple with black haze vinyl and include a dark red stripe that reads the artist and title in japanese writing. furthermore I assembled some test presses of the same release, which also include that japanese stripe

check all those out here

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no action / amid the old wounds split 7″ out now!

two new recordings each band in a beautiful handmade black and white paper artwork with handstamped center labels and inner sleeve and torn paper edges

according to new action’s song ‘III’ is “a haunting symphony from Adelaide’s emo realm, summons the ethereal specters of The Hated, Evergreen, Hüsker Dü, and Comet Gain. With a relentless, pulsating rhythm, this emotional punk rock jam accelerates through the depths of human sentiment. Veiled in a mist of slightly distorted vocals, the organic essence of its sound resonates with the raw, untamed spirit of a truly honest offering. This ephemeral, simply crafted, yet hearty and genuine, “III” unfolds its poignant narrative in a mere two minutes, leaving listeners wanting more.” of course their second song ‘monument to taste’  is just as much of a banger.

amid the old wounds contributes two songs that mark the start of a new chapter of work titled ‘half alive’. musically they don’t stray too far from what the artist presented on his predeceeding 7″ ‘rebreather’, maybe they are even a little sadder, and more intimate.

records include a download code for all 4 songs. edges are handtorn, which makes every copy unique. available in opaque dark green and black vinyl

this was coreleased with magic hour records (aus), rufen publishings (jap), softseed music (usa/can), sncl (uk), polar summer (rus) and salto mortale music (slv), so if you’re in their area please consider ordering from them


also out:
wishes on a plane – we’re still june / blanket I
‘we’re still june’ was released on the DATH+ NO3- compilation in 2007, ‘blanket I’ on the split CD-R and 7″ with bail in 2009 and 2011, and a few compilations. they weren’t available on streaming platforms, so we made this little digital release. enjoy!

for example on youtube

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new records by odessa, crossed/vibora, riah and only

…and a restock of the very popular tromblon LP have arrived from shove records

odessa – costi / benefici 12″ EP
Odessa’s sound is a personal and unique blend of classic Dischord, Ebullition, Gravity stuff. beautiful die cut sleeve

crossed / vibora – pena split 7″
Born out of the mutual friendship, “PENA” marks an immense and captivating return for one of the most intense, genre blending hardcore bands from Spain. the outer plastic sleeves are screenprinted, which looks amazing

riah – a man and his nature CD
RIAH (Ropes Inside a Hole) are coming back after few years from their debut album “AUTUMNALIA” and from the split “RIAHPSTVRT” with Postvorta (both of those LPs are still in stock as well) with a new Line up and a refreshed spirit.

only – I cassette
(missing in the picture, sorry!)
partly frantic, partly desperate hardcore-screamo from italy. 100 copies made

tromblon – je me fiche d’être français LP
great dark screamo with atmoshperic bits from france


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new records from janpalach, sobras del descontento, conquestio…

…and many more have arrived from collector’s series diy in spain:

janpalach – celestials LP
debut LP from this ukrainian band, dedicated to people who suffer from mental health. red vinyl

I you are into janpalach I also have copies of the etre / janpalach split 10″

beelzebeat / kamisori split 7″
psychobilly, grindcore, hardcore, punk from italy and japan

boom / ansïa – sin hielo 7″
The best and most unique Hardcore Punk // Crust // Neocrust of the current moment, with messages related to the animalist, vegan movement.

metamorphosis 7″
hardcore punk from peru

los ingobernables / hermanxs de la mente furiosa split 7″
Two DIY HC punk bands share this vinyl. Both are from Argentina. Los Ingobernables sounds as a faster and trasher version of Eterna Inocencia. Hermanxs plays an intense HC fueled by emotion and politics!

el hambre & crisischrist – split EP 7″
grindcore from spain

represión 24 horas – horrores del nuevo mundo LP
militant and powerful hardcore punk LP by this band from the canary islands

sobras del descontento / conquestio split LP
crust/hardcore from czech republic and chile. black vinyl

iberian rock cities, collector’s compilation vol. I LP
“The incredibles stories about as the punks came from outer X-pain”
very cool garagy punkish compilation from Spain, featuring Toxic Womb, Smoking Victims, Sado After Dead, Mr. Moto, Dirty Sanches, Bodega Canibal, Devil’s Dandruff, Hairy Nipples, Icarus Crash and MG15

the beauty full monsters, collector’s compilation vol. 2 LP
another cool cool compilation from spain, this time mostly rock, punk and metal
featuring Advermix ,Chupa Der Buka, Dirty Sánches, El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo , Historial Psiquiátrico, Johnny B. Nasty & The Rock Circus + Sherpa , La Pila Punk, La Plaga, La Quinta Del Sordo, Los Makarras, Operación Mutante, Staydown, The Blackberry Clouds, The Castro Zombies & The Mutant Phlegm, The Smoggers and Txuminos Imberbes
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divided by water 2×7″ – 15 years special edition

divided by water 2x7" XV edition
divided by water 2x7" XV edition

I’m not actually celebrating and there will be no explicit release for this occasion this time but 2022 marks the 15th birthday of time as a color, so I made this super limited edition of the divided by water compilation. it comes in 3-color screenprinted jackets and includes the same inlay and handstamped labels as the common variant. also comes with this cassette inlay from the 90s that reads “XV” and is hand numbered out of 30


also I got in some very nice records from france from emergence records:

angry silence – strange times call for strange measures LP
Honest post-punk from Brittany. Jangly and abstract timing with sweet hooks like SWELL MAPS .

ostavka – discography CD
Complete discography of this post punk band from the bretagne. 15 songs from their entire existence, two singles, LP and demo cassette.

tromblon – je me fiche d’être français LP
great dark screamo with atmoshperic bits from france

children – 25/02/2000 nancy LP
french hydra head style hardcore from tarbes, france. 6 songs with an unbroken cover

apologize – blind love & rockets LP
french dc hardcore from paris, france with members of kromozom 4, burning heads, krull, l’infanterie sauvage, komintern sect, one of the first bands in france who claimed influence by dc hardcore, such as fugazi, gray matter, rites of spring, dag nasty.