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new: one hundred year ocean/you could be a cop split 12″, onsloow LP, chalk hands 7″ and EU tour

in case you missed it the chalk hands – burrows & other hideouts 7″ is officially out today and can be ordered from me, left hand label in the UK and clever eagle records in the US, so if that’s where you’re based please consider buying from them.


the band will start their central europe tour with fall of messiah, starting tomorrow:
chalk hands euro tour

also I got in some very nice records from slow down records:

onsloow – s/t LP
Onsloows rousing and dreamy powerpop-sound also got this undercurrent of pop punk flair, with gritty edge on the guitars that hides behind fun and pop friendly choruses.

one hundred year ocean / you could be a cop split 12″
both combining inspirations from emo, postrock and even singer-songwriter bedroom atmosphere these two bands make a perfect match in the way they don’t match perfectly


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new chalk hands 7″, flesia LP, dying hydra LP

following their highly praised debut LP from early 2022  we are proud to provide well deserved vinyl treatment to chalk hands’ first ever release, their 2-song EP “burrows & other hideouts”

“Filled with melodic, emotionally settling/unsettling (yes, they do both), clean indie riffs, these four musical geniuses from Brighton are quick to give you an aneurysm with their spastic and drastic changes of instrumental build ups into cataclysmic and passionate gang vocals.” (new noise magazine)

this is a collaborative release with left hand label in the UK and clever eagle records in the US, so if that’s where you’re based consider buying from them. the record will release on september 14th and will ship in time to be with you that day


the band will tour central europe in september with fall of messiah
chalk hands euro tour

also I got in some very nice records from maniyax records:

flesia – trost LP
Under the mighty roar of fatally melodic and gruellingly dissonant black metal, the Leipzig trio Flesia sees the darkness of the world.

dying hydra – at lowly origin LP
DYING HYDRA is a sludgy post-metal band from Copenhagen/Denmark delivering heavy and immensely dirty soundscapes


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their something borrowed, glory – s/t out now!

this is a collaborative project by koenich and amid the old wounds brought to life for a special occasion

01: out of reach (originally by the get up kids)
02: the book of love (originally by the magnetic fields)

released july 23rd, 2022

digital release only.


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new records by least, showbread, floorbird, turquoise, eugenius, wet tropics

I received some records from the US from friend club records, most of these are kinda hard to come by over here in europe and I only got small quantities

On a quite important sidenote German Post is reconstructing their policies, so smaller orders including LPs can no longer be sent through media mail. There are some petitions trying to fight this, but it seems from july postage prices for orders of single or few LPs will increase drastically. This is out of my hands, so if you want to order just an LP or two please do so today or tomorrow. cheers

least – folding my hands, accepting defeat LP
“Folding My Hands, Accepting Defeat is about finally giving into my gender dysphoria. It’s about my darkest moments as a trans person stuck in the closet, but also the revelation of figuring out that it’s possible to move forward and live a fulfilling life.” – Taylin Willis

showbread – cancer LP
Cancer, Showbread’s latest studio outing, follows the story of a downtrodden and rebellious rock icon of a protagonist as he attempts to use a punk rock band to lead a revolt against inter-dimensional fascists called “The Principalities” in a not-so-distant American future.

floorbird – fall apart anywhere LP
Floorbird channel’s the best of Dashboard Confessional, The Maine and Cartel into a glowing polished embrace that is sure to warm your heart

turquoise – fermented fruit LP
Fermented Fruit is an eight song journey laced with debauchery that bounces along with a joy and passion rarely heard.

eugenius – midlife 2xLP
dark, aggressive hip hop, a chaotic, angular and melancholic soundtrack to the enlightening, and sometimes isolating, act of reaching the midpoint of life.

wet tropics – everybody get in LP
Wet Tropics  has the Gen-X slacker charm firmly in place, but it’s also hotwired with key elements of garage rock, power pop, and post-punk


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new amid the old wounds 7″ and 2×7″, lacing CDs…

…as well as war honey 12″, world’s fair LP, groupie LP and restock of matte black LP
amid the old wounds second single ‘rebreather’ is out now and available on its own as well as in a very limited 2×7″ boxset including the debut 7″ ‘rebreather’ from 2020. you can stream all three songs now whereever music can be streamed, you’ll find some general streaming links on the bottom of the offical artist website or here’s some streaming platform links too. If you’re not subscribed to any you can always use youtube for free.
furthermore some records have arrived in the distro from handstand records:
war honey – shard to shatter 12″ EP
reamy slowcore indie influenced by Slowdive, Crumb, Cigarettes After Sex, Modest Mouse, and Nick Cave.
world’s fair – we can’t be magic LP
Continuing to build upon the hook laden, guitar driven indie rock  “We Can’t Be Magic” adds to its sonic repertoire  with layered pop structures, a stronger focus on vocal arrangements to slower tempos and even “quieter” moments
groupie – ephemeral LP
A glorious and riotous amalgam of Patti Smith, Roxy Music, Velvet Underground, Bikini Kill, and The Raincoats
lacing – bummer CD
The mind-bending, bone-shaking debut album Bummer from the Chattanooga quartet LACING starts in the realm of shoegaze, taking influence from legendary bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive
lacing – without CD (restock)
Dreamy, heavy shoegaze with dramatic post-rock swells and nuanced noisy outbursts. Ethereal vocals compliment the icy clean guitar lines in a series of swirling waves before the storm of dark hooks and trembling discord.
matte black – psyche LP (restock)
In the four years since the release of Dust of This Planet, Brooklyn all-wave trio Matte Black has been honing its sound into something more direct and organic than ever before.
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new amid the old wounds 7″ and 2×7″ boxset available for preorder are streaming a new song by amid the old wounds, the title track of the upcoming ‘rebreather’ 7″. Please check out  the article and stream here:

after reading and listening you can PREORDER THE 7″ HERE

we also made a limited 2×7″ boxset combining the first two atow singles on white vinyl (vinyl color is exclusive to this release). comes in an off white cardboard box with shaped sticker on front, artist name handstamped to the back and includes two lyricsheets. 100 copies made


K.C. Milian discography available for streaming
10 years after its physical release we made the k.c. milian discopgraphy entitled ‘all sorts of things’ available on all major and minor streaming platforms, so in case you missed it please check it out!

International postage rates increase
Sadly german post reorganizes the entire media mail system, so from june this year new dimension limits apply, which will sadly make it impossible to ship 10″ and LP records as cheap as I have for the last 15 years. They will have to ship as packages, which cost significantly more. I will slowly implement the new shipping method into the shop system, and the old one will be shut off once german post deceases it. So if you are considering placing a small order including LPs, do so before june!

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new LPs from kantine, okay, bye and alienate!

have arrived from schädelbruch platten and can be ordered now:

kantine – rosa LP
garagy poppy alternative rock with a punk edge from germany reminiscent of bands like madsen

okay, bye – personal hell / s/t LP
guitar/drum duo from exeter/uk playing pop-punk like a smarter, less polished version of no doubt or paramore

alienate! – …they said “no future” LP
hardcore-punk from münster, germany, anti-capitalistic, politically engaged debut LP from this diy band

on other news chalk hands have just released a live session video to  a song from their upcoming LP on dogknights productions, please give it a watch:

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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!


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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.