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new vinyl from chivàla, la quiete, hexis, riah, storm(o), féroces…

… phoenix bodies, drei affen, demersal, coma regalia, det är därför vi bygger städer and more:

A sensational screamo split with Spain and the U.S. uniting to create a stunning collection of songs. Spain’s DREI AFFEN (members of OsoLuna) follow up their 12″EP with two more songs of punishing, screamy and crusty hardcore while the almighty COMA REGALIA offers up another three tracks of themed screamo very much in line with Funeral Diner and Orchid.
 
screamish emo from sweden, ex careless
 
four of North American’s top underground screamo acts teamed up to deliver this awesome 4-way split record
 
Feroces bring you stunning cinematic post-rock from france with ex-members of Gantz, Asidefromaday and Hiro.
 
Split 10″ featuring two great Italian post-hardcore/emo bands
 
Through an aggressive performance, their music explores feelings of grief and meaninglessness, communicated through passages of chaotic, expressive hardcore, and melancholic post-rock, joined with vocals that seem both powerful and fragile.
 
With the songs Exstirpo and Exorbeo the band follows their distinctive blend of black metal that is influenced by doom-ish sounds and the furiousness of hardcore-punk without only adapting the stereotypes of the mentioned genres.
 
college-rock-ish emo-indie 5-song EP featuring shawn decker (coma regalia)
 

storm(o) – finis terrae LP
Darkness and storminess reign the sound of Finis Terrae, which will rouse you within no time. Once again, Storm{O} proof their skill in doing chaotic, hardcore-driven mathcore, wrapped in a doomy, blackened robe.

phoenix bodies / la quiete split 5″
one short song each of these classic screamish emo bands from the early 2000s

chivàla – EP II 12″
Chivàlas second EP of chaotic punky screamish emo, that has its twinkly and even singalong bits, too. comes on a single sided 12″ record with a screen print on the B-Side.

riah / postvorta – riahpstvrt LP
Chivàlas second EP of chaotic punky screamish emo, that has its twinkly and even singalong bits, too. comes on a single sided 12″ record with a screen print on the B-Side.

furthermore to clear some storage space and help fund upcoming releases  a few hundred records (some merch as well) are still on sale, mostly 30-40% off, for now it’s everything that has been added to the shop in the year 2016 (busy year, fyi…). the shop doesn’t offer a way to filter for items on sale, so you will have to browse a little, maybe you’ll find something you’d have never thought of… sale ends december 31st.

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new vinyl from ef, the low frequency in stereo, zinnschauer…

…zilp zalp, karina kvist, Антенна, früchte des zorns, probably not, palila, herr paulsen und das zeitproblem and more, plus a new amid the old wounds video!

furthermore to clear some storage space and help fund upcoming releases  a few hundred records (some merch as well) are on sale, mostly 30-40% off, for now it’s everything that has been added to the shop in the year 2016 (busy year, fyi…). the shop doesn’t offer a way to filter for items on sale, so you will have to browse a little, maybe you’ll find something you’d have never thought of… sale ends december 31st.

from another mother – atatoa LP
The song arrangements are characterized by multi-rhythmic grooves, sudden breakdowns, active dynamics, all covered with melodic guitar and vocals, influenced by the indie rock of Biffy Clyro, the math structures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the energy of And So I Watch You From Afar.

palila – tomorrow i’ll come visit you and return your records LP
From calm grooves and Neil-Young-references through lighthearted grunge patterns up to their post-punk airiness which reminds one of Built to Spill, Urge Overkill or Wilco.

the low frequency in stereo – s/t LP
The self titled first album is a pure instrumental record.
Pure and energetic, with beautiful soundscapes that establish their trademark “catch & release” style of building tension to explore and release by their own rules. While a bit shy by the band´s later standards, many of it´s tracks are still on the bands live set serving as a constant reminder of the qualities of the first album.
An instant classic.

the low frequency in stereo – travelling ants who got eaten by moskus LP
The second album “Travelling ants who got eaten by moskus” took on a different direction. While building on their post-rock fundations, there is a hunger for new styles and sounds that push the songs into indie-rock territories. The tracks are dirtier, bolder and introduce vocals to the mix, including the untamed “Man don´t walk” which became a hit on the european alternative scene.
The obvious differences between these records are undermined by the strong and carachteristic sound that makes The Low Frequency in Stereo so special.

zinnschauer – das zimmer mit dem doppelten bestand LP
Zinnschauer sing, shout, speak about responsibility, about growing up and about the ratio of the generations. They call it Fairytale-Emo: Death-Folk meets orchestral indie.

ef – mourning golden morning 2xLP
It’s a revisit to the strengths of Mogwai, the tones and soundscapes of Explosions In The Sky, and the more successful vocal inclusions in the genre – a distant Sigur Ros comparison is fair, though more in line with The Album Leaf and recent Eluvium

früchte des zorns – kaleidoskop (20 jahre) 2xLP
This radical left anarchist antifolk triple from Berlin celebrates its 20th anniversary with this beautiful double vinyl compilation including 19 of their most important and remastered songs of the band’s history. Comes in high quality printed cover, on white vinyl and with extensive inlay.

zilpzalp / probably not split LP
melodic and influenced by 90s emotional Hardcore vs rough and melodic Post Hardcore

Антенна (antenna) II LP
punky garagy screamy emo-indie with german lyrics
one-sided LP on black vinyl

herr paulsen und das zeitproblem – aufgewacht verlaufen LP
emo punk with german lyrics

karina kvist – nur was, ist die frage. 12″
Auf fünf Tracks prügeln und schreien sich Karina Kvist die Seele aus dem Leib und treffen mitten ins Herz. Man fühlt sofort mit den Protagonisten und sehnt sich nach einem erfüllenden Moshpit. Bei aller vorhandenen Aggression schwingt auch immer ein Prise Gefühl mit, und genau das macht guten Screamo-Punk aus.

oaken heart – alluvium LP
blackened sceamo with sludge and hardcore influences from Leipzig.

also amid the old wounds‘ video to the song ‘a friend in need’ from the recently released split LP with you could be a cop has been released on youtube, check it out!

STREAM AND ORDER LP HERE

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news and restocks on vinyl by cady, coma regalia, la luna, iris…

as well as majorel, agak, we had a deal, the sordid states 7″ and coma regalia’s intense vau auspei 5xCD boxset:

desolate hands move the hour 10″ (cady / majorel / agak / coma regalia)
Some of the best bands from all over the world team up to bring you 11 tracks of emotional dissonance across dark screamo and emoviolence

coma regalia – vau auspei 5xCD
This 5 CD collection is every Coma Regalia song recorded over the span of their first 10 years as a band. They are professionally printed CDs that come in an Amray DVD style case and includes a paperback lyric book / photo diary.

coma regalia / we had a deal split 7″
This solid gray vinyl comes in a magazine size spiral bound silk screened cover complete with in glued 6 page booklet.

sordid states 7″ (anodes, the story changes, gas up yr hearse!, acidic tree, dessa sons, coma regalia)
6 Middle Man Records bands! You know the deal!

la luna – always already LP
La Luna are a four-piece screamo/punk/hardcore band from Toronto, Ontario that formed in 2009. For the first few years of their existence they were known as Brain Fever. This changed in 2013 when they reissued their first LP, which had been recorded a year prior, and self-titled it under their new name. La Luna play a dark and aggressive brand of screamo akin to Ampere or Loma Prieta, with the technical side of things leaning towards Off Minor.

iris – haunt me 10″
If you’re looking for a band that’s a suiting fit to play aloud at your funeral, then look no further, because Toronto’s 4-piece Emo-Shoegaze band iris delivers a haunting and depressing soundtrack.

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chaviré and woodwork LPs added to the shop

chaviré - maintenant que les flammes sont partout LP
woodwork - age of concrete LP

chaviré – maintenant que les flammes sont partout LP
An explosion of emotions and rebellious punk poetry that is Nantes’ band Chaviré, they come back with a brand new record. Part of the beauty that makes Chaviré’s sound so fascinating comes from their ability to make uplifting punk music in a time of desperation and despair. When there’s nothing left to lose, there comes a song like this pumping you with hope and opening your radical imagination for thousand of possiblities.

comes in beautiful red/white a-side/b-side pressed vinyl

woodwork – age of concrete LP
political hardcore from france

also amid the old wounds recently released a video to the song 'anywhere' (originally by wishes on a plane), which appeared on their latest split LP with you could be a cop:
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new release: you could be a cop / amid the old wounds split LP

norway’s you could be a cop and amid the old wounds from germany team up to deliver 4 emo songs each on this beautiful split LP. ycbac provide almost 20 minutes of dreamy, heart on your sleeve, nostalgic indie-emopop with postrock-bits not unlike rainer maria or jejune. atow offers up 4 songs at roughly 12 minutes, 3 of which have been written almost 18 years ago but mostly left unnoticed (although one of them has originally been performed by wishes on a plane), the fourth being a cover version of no use for a name’s ‘let it slide’. musically you can again expect living room athmosphere recordings of an acoustic guitar and a voice, heavily influenced by early 2000’s emo heroes like the get up kids, the new amsterdams or bright eyes.
records have RPM speed numbers handstamped onto the center labels (33 for ycbac, 45 for atow) and come in a beautifully designed cut-and-paste-collage-style gatefold cover. available in sky blue and black vinyl. this will officially release august 23rd, you can order it now for a chance to hold it in your hands on release day.

we also made some videos to some songs:

WATCH, STREAM AND ORDER LP HERE

as always, labels and distros please get in touch for trades and wholesale

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wishes on a plane – self titled ep out now and tricktape restock

after receiving great response on the posthumous wishes on a plane record “unreleased” in spring 2020 the band decided to unearth more songs that were self-released back in 2003, mostly to a small audience of friends, family, and visitors of local shows. this self titled EP was their first actual release and shows the band’s earlier songwriting stages with a softer and more straight forward, introverted, almost shy style of songwriting, arrangement and production. The songs were remixed and remastered keeping both an eye on portraying the soul and feel of the original recording, but also providing modern sound aesthetic.

this is a digital release only, available via bandcamp and all big and small streaming platforms, you can either visit your preferred platform directly or check out this following page which includes some links:

FIND ALL DETAILS HERE

finally tricktape is back in stock! please click the picture to the left to order your pack now!

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wishes on a plane – self titled available for digital preorder

after receiving great response on the posthumous wishes on a plane record “unreleased” in spring 2020 the band decided to unearth more songs that were self-released back in 2003, mostly to a small audience of friends, family, and visitors of local shows.
this self titled EP was their first actual release and shows the band’s earlier songwriting stages with a softer and more straight forward, introverted, almost shy style of songwriting, arrangement and production. The songs were remixed and remastered keeping both an eye on portraying the soul and feel of the original recording, but also providing modern sound aesthetic.

digital release only, releases May 15 2021 on bandcamp

STREAM 1 SONG AND PREORDER HERE

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duct hearts – so the walls fell silent out now!

this is a digital release of a collection of songs that were released on singles, splits and compilations between 2009 an 2018. Basically it is all the band has released so far except the feathers LP:

the sun downed. and so did we. (excerpt a)
the sun downed. and so did we. (excerpt b)
enduring war
if you prick us, do we not bleed?
i’m a cat person
atlas
been there
schlafen
this has taken way too long
been there (acoustic)
shell (acoustic)

digital release only, available via youtube, deezer, tidal and all other major and many small streaming platforms from april 15th 2021. I am going to add links to platforms to the following page as soon as they become available:

duct hearts – so the walls fell silent

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new vinyl by respire, catacombe, rýr and toundra

Some great records have just arrived from narshardaa records, especially if you are into the heavier side of postrock this may be something for you:

toundra – II 2xLP
even if TOUNDRA are slowing down sometimes, they are kicking ass like a perfect new formed band outta the ashes of KYUSS and RUSSIAN CIRCLES and this without rocking the same boring riffs for hours and hours. Another band nobody is talking about, which is destroying almost every other band playing similar shit now and forever.

catacombe – scintilla LP
redefining post-rock with deeper harmonies and hypnotic, unpredictable rhythms – there are heartwarming breaches of light cutting through the massive walls of sound.

rýr – left fallow LP
“left fallow” combines crushing and heavy riffs with spherical clean sounds in a non-standard yet intuitive way to balance different sets of emotions within individual songs.

respire – dénouement LP (half red/half black vinyl)
his record… is an attempt at closure. a reflection on a decade spent gasping underwater. a reflection on trauma, addiction, guilt…

respire – black line cassette
A band embodying the notion of community is a sight for sore eyes as the world moves into post-2020; Canada’s Respire stands firm as one of the most forceful in the realm of new screamo and post-hardcore bands, pushing what it means to encourage diversity and representation within the roots of art.

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new vinyl by eyes of tomorrow, nordend, by a storm, ash return, new hate rising

some classic hardcore releases from fellow german label dedication records have just been added to the shop.

eyes of tomorrow – settle for more LP
If you are into Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Madball or Sick Of It All then you really should be adding the name of Eyes Of Tomorrow to the list but then you know that already, don’t you?

why not combine an order with the band’s debut 7″ from 2018:
eyes of tomorrow – gone for good 7″

nordend – gegenwind LP
metallic hardcore, mixed with samples, breadowns and singalongs. limited to 100 copies

by a storm – your voice your weapon LP
German oldschool Hardcore rooted in the NYHC scene. Think Agnostic Front mixed with Sick Of It All mixed with Madball and then add some German HC school a lä Rykers/Miozan and you get an idea. Their second album.

ash return – the sharp blood of integrity LP
Consistent heaviness with catchy melodies, hardcore and metal easily form a symbiosis, blitzing guitar solos with fist raising singalongs, diverse vocals extending from deep growls and hardcore shouting to virtuoso Bruce Dickinson heights doing the rest. Hardcore will be Hardcore!

new hate rising – miles LP
From rock to metal to hardcore, NEW HATE RISING remain true to their style and their versatility is reflected in each of the twelve new songs.

manifestation / relations split 7″
manifestation play aggressive hardcore with a lot of oldschool influence and a bit of 80s metal, relations play a pissed off style of hardcore influenced metal with german lyrics