Dec 28, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR, IDIOTS.

All traveling and houseguests for the holidays is over, so I can finally sit and update this for real, and there's lots to say...

After six months lumbering away at the pressing plant, NARCOLEPTICS and VACANT STATE EPs are finally up for sale. NARCOS arrived a couple weeks ago and is already selling, but VS just got here on Friday as I was leaving town, so it will finally be going up for sale tonight. Here's the details on both:

NARCOLEPTICS – "S/T" EP (WS-oo9)
      This six-track, thirteen-minute monster of a debut from NARCOLEPTICS is a relentless ass-whooping of blown out, nasty thrashing hardcore with some of the sickest drumming this side of "Is This My World," that in no way apes any specific style, trend, or formula, but nods to many. First press limited to 289, all on black vinyl, with copies at or on the way to Sorry State, La Vida Es Un Mus (UK), Going Underground, Soap and Spikes, and Punk and Destroy (Japan).

listen to the whole thing here:




Buy it from me here: http://warthogspeak.bigcartel.com/products

VACANT STATE – "Chains" EP (WS-008)
      New 5-songer from Canada's best hardcore band, this time with three mid-paced stompers and two faster burners. Saying that it reminds me of a more Oi!'d out LAST RIGHTS wouldn't be too far off the mark. First press of 550 copies, all on black. For the Euros, there is also a version released simultaneously on Hardware Records.

Listen to the first track here:


Maximum Rocknroll also played the track, "Where's the Line?" on last week's radio show, so you can peep that (and BUSTED OUTLOOK traxxx) at http://maximumrocknroll.com/mrr-radio-1433/

Speaking of BUST OUT, early 2014 will see the release of BUSTED OUTLOOK's Spitting Wind EP on Warthog Speak. They put a couple unmastered trax from the EP on a promo tape for Not Dead Yet fest that you can check out here:



After that WS is gonna take a big ol' break, but not before eeking out the first 7" for SF's FATIGUE, which they're recording on January 15th, and I'm counting the minutes. Their demo was fucking fantastic and you can prove that to yourself by checking out this nasty track from it:


Following that, who really knows what's up. There's one other record that I offered to do, if it happens, you'll know, if not, break time!
If you're curious, these were my favorite releases of 2014 in alphabetical order:

AJAX – demo CS/demo 7"
AUSENCIA – demo CS
BISHOPS GREEN – Pressure LP
BLAZING EYE – EP
FATIGUE - demo CS
GAS RAG – Beats Off LP
IMPALERS - Psychedelic Snutskallar 12"
NARCOLEPTICS - EP
PERMANENT RUIN - San Jose EP
PURO MANIA – both EPs
old:
DEATHWISH – Tailgate 12"
v/a - Charred Remains 2xLP

preemptive best of '15:
MERCY KILLINGS -  Snuffed Out EP.
Peace.