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Orlando's Wet Nurse cranks out a sophomore gem right here! Power Pop,Pop Punk, whatever you wanna call it is fine. Regardless, it's greatly penned tunes with musicianship that's top notch. If you haven't seen or heard em yet imagine Breeders/Ramones blasted out by fun and shy people. My kinda fools! This band deserves your attention right now! Hand it over fukrs!
WET NURSE: Daily Whatever: LP
Wet Nurse is an all-woman trio who play clean guitar punk with sugary vocal harmonies. I want to compare them to All Girl Summer Fun Band, but they are more cigarettes ‘n’ beer than tea ‘n’ blankets, defying all twee reference points with rock’n’roll spiked riffs, spite in the lyrics and what appears to be a wicked sense of humor—just look at the photos on the back cover, where each band member is staring into space while spilling something.
1. Il Tremendo Fantasma (Baby Fat Overture)
3. So Long, Mojo
4. Tower Of Talent
5. All Winter Long
6. I've Got VD
7. Kewpie Doll
8. The Entourage
9. Baby Fat's Got A Girlfriend
10. God Damn You
11. Satan Leapt
12. Things Aren't So Bad After All
13. Living Hell
14. Thine Eyes Of Mercy
15. Creeping In Silence
16. Here To Stay
18. In The Pale Light Of The Midnight Sun
20. I'm A Lonesome Wolf
21. Just For Now
23. We Never Knew
24. Without Belief
25. Sleeping Beauty
27. Bound To Fall
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Gatefold cover. Includes full sized 32 page Libretto.
Act 1 of a rock opera by Screeching Weasel. Featuring performances by Ben Weasel, Kat Spazzy, Blag Dahlia, Roger Lima, Chris Burrows, Todd Congelliere, Paul Collins, Joe Baiza, Line Cecilie Dahlmann, Zac Damon, Pierre Marche, Mike Hunchback, Poutine, Dave Klein, Chris Gaylor, The Manges, and more.
1. Dead Leg
2. The Grownups Will Have Their Say
3. Yer Not The Only One
4. In Case You Dunno
5. Let's Go! Take It Slow!
6. Baby Makes WW3
7. Diamond Ring
9. This Is A Blind Date!
10. And Now...
12. You Don't Like The Summer
13. Th Ppl R Hm
The Underground Railroad To Candyland are akin to the Merry Prankster's cross-country voyage of 1966; a ramshackle school bus painted in day-glo rainbow tearing across the desert at 80 miles per hour, speakers blasting perversely twisted freeform tape loops of beatnik rock and roll while all manner of suspicious individuals imbibe massive quantities of speed and LSD on a quest to blur the lines between nihilistic self destruction, art, and society at large.
Jangly guitar leads and bouyant, carefree vocals carry the melodies over a springy, surf-influenced rhythm section, which string together this beastly opus of lo-fi pop-punk gems. Todd Congelliere's (FYP, Toys That Kill, Stoned At Heart)unique songwriting, lyrical sensibilities, and voice shines with the carefree spirit of youth, a vibrant wanderlust that sweeps the old and bitter away in a wash of adolescent enthusiasm and jovial exuberance. Reminding us that while there's always work and life and serious business to attend to, nothing can beat the little moments when we turn our backs and laugh this whole reality thing off as the big joke it really is.
While they've spent years garnering a reputation for their rambunctious, crowd-inclusive live shows, bridging the borders between band and rambling road show, The People Are Home captures the jubilance and vibrancy they possess live.
"I’ve long held that the hardest reviews to write are the ones about albums I genuinely love. When I sit down to write one of these and am completely stumped, it usually means I’m onto something special. It is that moment, when my own emotional response to the music goes far beyond objective analysis or even the ability to form basic sentences, that explains why I do this. Nevertheless, it still poses a problem. If I have nothing to say about the record, how am I going to convince you to pick it up? How could my words possibly do it justice? “Just go listen to the damn thing! I mean it this time!” This has only happened a handful of times over the last few years, but each time it has, the album has been in constant rotation on my iPod ever since; Danielle Duval‘s Of The Valley, Father John Misty‘s Fear Fun, Nude Beach‘s II, Screaming Females‘ Live at the Hideout. Luckily, it is the same problem I’m facing today when trying to put something together for the new LP from The Underground Railroad to Candyland, The People Are Home.
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01. Lick It
02. In And Out
04. Don't Love Me
05. Monday Blues
06. Mined Expanders
07. I'm A Living Sickness
08. College Town
09. Be A Caveman
10. Get Out Of My Life
11. Eat My Dinner
12. Queen Of The Surf
13. Love Gestapo
16. Nobody Spoil My Fun
17. I'm A Liar
18. Wind Blows Your Hair
19. Chocolate River
20. 13 Stories High
21. When I Needed You
22. Stop And Listen
23. You Need Love
24. Mad And Kinda Sad
25. Brand New Cadillac
26. Love Makes Me A Monster
27. Average Dick
28. Every Night
29. Schizophrenic X-Mas
30. Mommy Daddy
31. Love Makes Me A Monster (Alternate)
32. I Hate Girls
33. Leave Your Mouth At Home
34. Suburban Nightmare
LICK IT (THE PSYCHEDELIC YEARS) 1983-1986
LIMITED! ONCE THESE COPIES ARE OUT WE WON'T BE REPRESSING THEM!!
Originally Released by Recess in 1999,this much sought after package is back with new art, 5 different colors of vinyl and a suave ass gatefold jacket!
The early paisley garage Dwarves are represented here tearing through their first LP (Horror Stories) and early singles and unreleased tracks that predate their rebirth as punk icons. Thrill to tambourines, Farfisa organs and background vocals with attitude!
Hits include Living Sickness, Don¹t Love Me, Get Outta My Life.
Birthday Suit-Spin The Bottle:Adult Party BUY LP
1. Johntro 01:13
2. Happy Man Forty Two Late 01:55
3. Golden Weeks 03:28
4. My Smell Boulevard 02:31
5. Miracle Brothers III 00:41
6. Minneapolis 02:20
7. Legend Man 00:48
8. Moon Bar 01:55
9. Dual Personality 02:04
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I've been in love with MPLS's (By the way of Japan) Birthday Suits since the first time we ever shared a stage. This two piece is the best live two piece out there! I'm proud to have them on Recess
This one-sided 12" slab oozes that great live set onto your needle!
Here's What Scene Point Blank says:
"Birthday Suits always surprise me on record. Live, it’s fierce and reckless; sweaty mayhem and cathartic rock ‘n’ roll. On record, it’s more calculated, with the vocals coming stronger in place of the guitar/drum overload that powers the live show.
The Minneapolis two-piece play something in the vein of garage rock, but with a ballsy and crafty “serious” musicianship that’s as unkempt as The Stooges but alternately as precise as AC/DC. Maybe throw a little hiddenRamones in there somewhere too, and it’s rock like it’s meant to be. Traditional yet inspiring and ultimately unique.
Adult Party: Spin the Bottle is just their third full-length in ten years as a band, and it’s just nine songs in 16 minutes at that. Those 9 songs, though, don’t ever let up. Intro jam “Johntro” showcases what the band is about, with hooky guitar and drumming that inspires new directional twists throughout the memorable bits—angular garage with a focus on the L-O-U-D. It then segues seamlessly into “Happy Man Forty Two Late.” Certainly an odd title for a song, but it’s driving and head-bobbing rock with the vocals from Hideo Takahashi punchy and articulate—they’re sung, but with an emphatic punctuality that hits on the beat. His voice has a touch of a yelp to, or a slightly higher pitch bark that plays well over the guitar tone, though tends to play second fiddle on stage.
The record carries different tempos within the songs, but never with a slow song thrown in the mix. Birthday Suits approach is to play loud and to play fast, letting up time to time within the song in well-structured pieces that could probably be three times longer if played by other musicians. These aren’t three chords distortions being thrown at an audience for 2 minutes a pop; they’re real songs with movements and progressions, wound so tightly that the tension is the defining emotion conveyed, the strings wringing and ready to pop. While it’s more melodic on the record than live (where it’s more furious), it’s a punchy record of impressive musicianship and a testament to the fact that garage/punk/noise/whatever you choose to call it, isn’t an anti-art statement, it’s just a tighter package that showcases different emotions."
White Murder-Form Early BUY LP
03. Fury of a Morbid Principle
04. Middle Class
05. Feminist Rag
07. Intoxicating Effects of Resentment
08. Place Your Bets
10. Controlling the Drones
What a bittersweet sophomore LP. Upon first hearing this I got that kinda excitement you get when you feel like something truly great is about to happen. Then the band broke up (or maybe just hiatus?). Playing with, and seeing this band live for the last few years has been a breath of fresh air for me and this record confirms that. The best early '80s LA punk updated with great songwriting and chops. It's no secret of my disdain of the ongoing stale and predictable LA music scene. When bands like this are playing around LA I tend to talk less shit. Now someone get me a toothbrush.
• Limited Pressing of 300
• 150 Black / 150 Clear
• Two-Sided 11 x 11" Insert w/ Lyrics
• Download Code Included On Insert
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July 19 Vegas at Dive Bar
July 21 Denver at Hi Dive
July 22 Kansas City at Blind Tiger
July 23 Bloomington,IN at PIX fest
July 24 Columbus at The Summit
July 25 Baltimore at Barclay House
July 26 Brooklyn,NY at Acheron
July 27 Cincinnati at Northside Yacht Club
July 28 Chicago at Quencher's
July 29 Mpls at 7th st entry
July 30 Pierre,SD Festival
July 31 Bozeman,MT at Whistle Pig Korean
Aug 1 Bellingham at Makeshift
Aug 2 Vancouver,BC at Astoria
Aug 3 Seattle at Black Lodge
Aug 4 Portland at The Know
Aug 5 Sacramento at Old Ironsides
Aug 6 SF at Hemlock
TOYS THAT KILL
Todd Congelliere gave birth to F.Y.P (Five Year Plan) in 1989, out of Torrance, California. After slangin' 4-track demo cassettes of himself playing a shitty guitar and a Toys "R" Us drum machine, he then wanted to put out a vinyl record, and that's what he did — releasing the Extra Credit 7-Inch EP (Recess #1) in 1990, on his on the fly, make-believe (at first) label, Recess Records. Since F.Y.P's inception, Todd has led the way with his own, snotty, sophomoric brand of sloppy spazz-punk. He wasn't shy about unleashing it on the masses, neither — especially his skateboarding peers (he was a professional vert-skater at the time). Todd started out just singing in the band, and eventually learned how to wing it on guitar and do both. After various lineup changes throughout F.Y.P's 10-year existence, ever-changing musical styles and directions, and relocating to the neighboring South Bay town of San Pedro (towards the end) — quite possibly, Todd's five year plan went a little longer than anticipated. I guess Todd succeeded in getting all his adolescent anguish off his chest, shortly before pulling the plug on F.Y.P, while at the same time, transitioning his new band conception: TOYS THAT KILL — also the title of the final F.Y.P (Toys That Kill) record (Recess #67), released in 2000, on Todd's now "established," Recess Records label. Todd decided to up the ante with a clean slate and a zealous new lineup. Along for the ride, was longtime F.Y.P bandmate, Sean Cole — switching to guitar (plus helping with the singing) for this new endeavor, along with additional key members coming aboard, like: Chachi Ferrara (on bass) and Denis Fleps (on drums). Denis played on the first Toys That Kill record, The Citizen Abortion, released in 2001, and left the band shortly after their first couple of tours. Their sophomore record, Control the Sun, brought forth powerhouse drummer, Jimmy Felix, which solidified the current lineup from here on out. Toys That Kill have five LPs (The Citizen Abortion - 2001, Control the Sun - 2003, Shanked - 2006, Fambly 42 - 2012, Sentimental Ward - 2016) under their belt, a handful of 7-inches and numerous compilation appearances, etc., etc. Since the beginning, Toys That Kill have pushed the envelope at their own pace and on their own terms. Almost all of Toys That Kill's records have been released on Recess Records and they fairly recently started doing their own recordings (last two records) at Todd's homemade studio, Clown Sound. They have toured Europe a few times, Japan twice and continue to take their party to the rest of the country on a regular basis. After 15 active years, Toys That Kill continue to do their thing, while inspiring others in their town and abroad, making them without a doubt, the "anchor" of the San Pedro punk community (like the Minutemen were before them). SIDE NOTE: Todd, Jimmy, Chachi and Sean (along with Jack Doyle, Trevor Roundsville and John Predny) also play in the band, the Underground Railroad to Candyland. With each new Toys That Kill release, their output keeps getting better and stronger, giving their fans something to look forward to with each release, which is rare in this day and age. Well guess what, folks? The new Toys That Kill record, Sentimental Ward is finally here! With much anticipation and mucho touring to follow. Sentimental Ward is also Recess Records' 200th release, to boot! A fitting release for this rare milestone, for any label in existence, I have to say. Not too shabby for this humble veteran Pedro outfit. Get all Sentimental why don't you ...
— Craig Ibarra, 2016
TOYS THAT KILL-SENTIMENTAL WARD
OUT JULY 1st 2016
Check out the first two songs streaming HERE!
Goodbye New World LP
Out Oct 2016!
Technically a reissue although this one never came out on vinyl. Grossly underheard! They are the kinda band that started off with a bang so hard that you might mistake this for their new album. Keep in mind their last album was Volatile Molotov. Yes, this debut is THAT good! (Oct 2016)
Doomsday Raga LP
Out August 2016
Their 3rd album,and 2nd for Recess, solidifies what we all should know by now. The FV's are tight and aren't concerned about your jobby ways. They are lifers, NOT jobbers! (Aug 2016)
Pale Angels-New LP TBA
Demos are just barely trickling in but they are doozys! Can't wait for this!