In today: new Static Shock releases (Sievehead, Sarcasm), new Brainbombs, Kurrakä, Pinku Saido, Nope
We have a lot of new stuff in the store over the past few days! Here's a quick rundown.
First up, we have two new releases from London's great Static Shock Records. First we have the new LP from Sheffield's Sievehead who have had some awesome earlier releases on Static Shock and other labels. This is great, dense music that stands somewhere on the border between noise rock, punk, and indie:
Also on Static Shock we have the debut 7" from London's Sarcasm. With a post-punk sound that doesn't skimp on the punk, you'll want to hear this if you're into stuff like Good Throb, Frau, and the similar bands coming out of London over the past several years:
We also restocked a few older Static Shock releases from Uranium Club (both LPs) and Ultra Violent, so dig into the catalog if you're looking for those!
Next up we have a brand new album from Sweden's legendary Brainbombs! I haven't had a chance to spin this one yet, but I'm guessing that we can expect more of the warped noise rock the band is known for:
(Sorry, I can't seem to find any streams from this one!)
Next up we have a brand new cassette from one of my favorite current bands, Austin, Texas's Kurrakä! While they've always kind of teetered on the line between post-punk and more of an anarcho or even hardcore sound, on this new stuff I'm sensing a distinct Rudimentary Peni influence, though it's infused with the sense of songcraft present on their earlier releases.
Next on the agenda is the debut LP from France's Pinku Saido. If you think that name sounds a little strange for a French band, you're not losing your mind... Pinku Saido have a Japanese singer, and honestly they sound more Japanese than French to my ears, melding blistering 90s Japanese garage like Teengenerate and the Registrators with the big melodies of the more melodic, Snuffy Smiles Records-type bands from Japan. I also must say I love the artwork on this one too... dig that Get It Away-inspired color scheme!
Next up we have a demo cassette from Nope, which is another one of these noisy, one-person projects that the kids seem to love so much these days. Check it out!
Finishing things off, we have a bunch of new releases from Germany's Rockstar Records. I won't list everything, but for me the highlights are new LPs by Pretty Hurts and Komplications:
Of course that's not everything, but what would a trip to the Sorry State site be without a glance at the new arrivals anyway?