|HSR035- The Life and Times "No One Loves You Like I Do" LP Buy
The Life and Times build on their previous hallmarks of mood, melody, and dynamic pulses of sound, the band’s new album condenses the beautifully lush, over-the-top arrangements into a tight, dense collection of songs with much more immediacy, urgency and directness.
|HSR034- Sweet Cobra "Live at Dark Lord Day 2011" 10" Buy
Recored live at the infamous Dark Lord Day 2011 Festival at Three Floyds Brewing in Munster, Indiana. Dark Lord Day is the annual April event that the brewery makes their world famous Dark Lord Imperial Stout
This 10" record was record live at the 2011 event and is limited to 700 copies on Pink vinyl.
|HSR033 - Old Baby "Misunderstanding Human Behavior” LP Buy
Old Baby is pure rock music from Louisville, KY featuring: Jonathan Glen Wood on the guitar and vocals (singer/song-writer), Evan Patterson on the guitar & backing vocals (YOUNG WIDOWS), Drew Osborn on the drums (YOUR BLACK STAR, WORKERS), Neal Arghabright on the synthesizer (PHANTOM FAMILY HALO), and Todd Cook on the bass THE FOR CARNATION, SHIPPING NEWS, SLINT, DEAD CHILD).
|HSR031- ÆGES “Roaches” 7″ Buy
"Post-hardcore is definitely one of my desert island genres, so I always appreciate a band willing to not fuck around and find their way back to the day s when Walter Schreifels wasn’t just some New York weirdo. These tow songs, played by members of Underow and Pelican, are dedicated to controlled feedback, big, gritty melodies and that still-so-addictive guitar tone.” -Shane Mehling DECIBEL October 2011
|HSR030 - The Life and Times "Day II b/w Day III" 7" Buy
"The Life And Times continue to perfect the formula Epley invented with Shiner. They strive for entirely new artistic heights, especially on this new single. “Day II” seems a peculiar choice for the A-side; it seesaws between dreamy passages and charging beats. Epley warbles quietly over the attack, his vocals obscured and barely audible. “Day III” is just as confounding: it’s spaced-out with more vocal presence and acoustic guitars that just barely anchor the undulating keyboards and Hendrix-ian guitar swoons." - Alternative Press
|HSR029 - Brain Banger "Munsoned" CDep Buy
"If 'Munsoned' was released on cassette, it would be the perfect tape to pop into your ’94 Cutlass as you went down to cruise the dive bars in the old part of town. What more could you want from a rock ’n’ roll record?" -Alternative Press
|HSR028 - The Life and Times "Tragic Boogie" LP Buy
"The Life and Times still rock harder than most. Take in one of their live shows for evidence of this—the music mesmerizing, the tinnitus impending. With second album Tragic Boogie, however, Epley, bassist Eric Abert and drummer Chris Metcalf have arrived upon an aural mixture that finds the ratio of pure rock to effects-laden mood has been raised significantly. Furthermore, it's a much catchier set of songs than Suburban Hymns, revealing that The Life and Times have had some truly brilliant hooks in them all along. " -Treble Zine
|HSR027 - Medusa "En Raga Sul" CD/ LP Buy CD | Buy LP
"Sludgy, old school riffs, sped up, slowed down, slathered with the muck, Medusa delivers killers like "Left Behind," "Throne of God," "Body Count," and the soon to be immortal "Flesh Fly." Lead singer Scott "Medusa" Van Buren croaks when he needs to, but punctuates the riffs with an intensity that is genuine." -Music Emissions
|HSR026 - The Life and Times "The Magician" LP Buy LP
"They're characterized by impressive depth of field, dizzying changes in sonic emphasis and a bracing disregard for hierarchal arrangements. Instruments switch roles, rhythm takes the lead, everything bleeds into everything else and the downshifts are just as thrilling as the crescendos." -Blurt
|HSR025 – Suicide Note “Empty Rooms” CD / LP Buy CD | Buy LP
Accomplished post-metal, experimental rock monsters, SUICIDE NOTE, are back with their first album in four years, the follow-up to 2004’s “Too Sick To Dance (Forever Fucked) [on Ferret Music].” Entitled “Empty Rooms,” the band’s new behemoth
|HSR024 - Dead Child "Dead Child" EP Buy EP
The band features some of Louisville’s finest musicians: David Pajo (Slint/Papa M/Tortoise/Zwan), Todd Cook (Slint/Shipping News), Michael McMahan (Slint/For Carnation), Tony Bailey (Lords), and Dahm (Phantom Family Halo). The music was recorded at Headbanging Kill Your Mama Music by Chris Owens (Lords). Available on white vinyl (500 pressed).
|HSR023 - The Life and Times "Suburban Hymns" LP Buy LP
"On Suburban Hymns, shoegaze-inspired guitars are neatly folded between heavy modern rock drumming, rhythms are toyed with, stretched, and collapsed on songs like "Muscle Cars" and "Skateland", and the band creates a wall of sound that moves in and evaporates like fog, leaving only keyboards and moogs behind. It's a new step for Epley that, for once, places mood and atmosphere ahead of the riffs." -Pitchfork
|HSR022 - Pelican "March into the Sea" EP Buy EP
Side A is the original 20 minute blistering version of “March Into The Sea”, with a 12 minute “Angel Tears” remix by JK Broadrick (Jesu, Godflesh) on Side B.
|HSR021 - Your Black Star "Beasts" CD/LP Buy CD | Buy LP
"The album pulses with a dark, raging energy that calls The Jesus and Mary Chain or Peter Murphy to mind. The influence of the ex-Bauhuas singer is particularly apparent in Jeremy Johnson’s powerful, sinister tenor. It’s a voice that never stumbles or trips, leaping with sure confidence over the free-form poetry of the album" -Space City Rock
|HSR020 - Sweet Cobra "Forever" CD/LP Buy CD | Buy LP
"Sweet Cobra are either exploring a new direction for metal or a completely forgotten one. They don't entirely hide their hardcore roots nor do they fear growth, and do just enough wandering around to promise innovation. Forever is a logical step forward, and they've managed to breathe another fresh breath into today's rock scene in a way that keeps familiarity far from becoming monotonous. There is no sass, no mess, no filler, just down-tuned grooves that are self-complimentary the entire way through. Inarguably one of the year's most solid albums." -Lambgoat
|HSR019 - Brain Banger "Yellow Belly" CD/LP Buy CD | Buy LP
Brain Banger features powerful vocals on top of tight bass/drum grooves and often ambient guitar riffs. They pull much of their influence from the early '90s Northwest while having severe growing pains to '70 punk and metal. Consisting of Nick Thieneman (Black Cross, Breather Resist, Young Widows) on bass/vocals, Patrick Hume on guitar (knighted as one of many Lords bassists), and Jeremy McMonigle on drums, their sound has an originality in the tradition of bands from their hometown.
|HSR018 - Playing Enemy "Accessory" CDep Buy CDep
The final release of this west coast behemoth features a 70 minute minute song called “To Her, To Thank Her”. The song experiments with the idea of taking one singular riff and slowly building upon it and weaving in and out of various textures and levels of intensity. The song continues to add new parts without the cessation of any of the previous arrangement, it is a constant build from an initial foundation.
|HSR017 - Skullfuzz "self titled" CD Buy CD
Skullfuzz debut release is 11 tracks of grooved out sludge rock.
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- May 4, 2013
Starts: 10:00 pm
Location: Chicago, IL @ Township
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Location: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
- May 18, 2013
Starts: 10:00 pm
Location: Louisville, KY @ Astro Black/Quill's
- May 23, 2013
Starts: 8:00 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest