Aug 8, 2017

AUTUMN 2017

Here’s what’s on the horizon this Fall for WS… 

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ITANSHA – Paranoia Demo 7” (WS028)

This record has a track that repeats the same “part” about 368 times by my count, has no vocals, and advances on six minutes in length like some kind of fucked up D-beat dub edit that wields confusion as a hammer and tricks you into pounding your fist in the air, in opposing sway to your swelling, banging head. That should be all you needed to hear but just in case... ITANSHA was a one-and-done project envisaged and carried out entirely by Daiki Kusuhara (MORPHEME, VACCUUM, HEAT, CRIME DESIRE, YADOKAI) employing all instruments and vocals. Seven cuts of raw, globe-trotting hardcore punk like a nice middle ground between the cacophonic mania of noisy Japanese hardcore of the ’80s, and the dense, humid desperation of brawny Mexican and South American raw hardcore. Originally released on cassette in 2012 by Life Sucker. 

Have a listen here:  

 ...but I only posted it for streaming purposes. If you’d like to purchase a download, do so at the Life Sucker Bandcamp, since they were first. 

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LION’S SHARE – Self-Titled 7” (WS029)

Warthog Speak’s union with the Eastern provinces of Canada continues… Not unlike our homies in FATIGUE, St. John’s, Newfoundland’s LION'S SHARE bestrides the pickets of Hardcore and Oi! in a lock-step, inimical porridge of chiming, martial hymns of social combat, that are as aggressive as they are catchy and melodic. 

You can listen and download it here, via the band: 

Purchase the cassette version here.

You should also listen to their incredible first demo while you’re at it: 

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NARCOLEPTICS - 3rd 7” (WS030)

Who would have ever thought that the NARCS could top their first two EPs, but the wild, violent barrage of this third one buries that thought right quick. The catchy, pounding power of the second salvo, “Answer,” in particular is worth mentioning, but the totality of this 7” is nothing short of sickening, sonic war, and when you’re loaded with one of the most bombastic drummers in the game, the results are primed for mutually assured destruction. 

Here’s a sample track: 

The first 7" is long gone, but if you have yet to cop the second one, I’m rolling low on that too, so now's your chance: http://warthogspeak.bigcartel.com/product/narcoleptics-second-ep

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Followed shortly by: 

HEALER / DJ EONS – split 7” (WS031) - The HEALER demo on one side, and new shit from EONS on the other. 

And someday I will finish my tribute zine to the greatest modern hardcore band to do it. (I still only have just one single, solitary page to finish out of 48)