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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: Dialectics Of Shit
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The first full-length offering from BILLY BAO. Born and raised on the unstable streets of Lagos, Nigeria before relocating to the alleyways of a then-recently freed Bilboa, Spain, Billy Bao is a rough, dangerous, borderline example of societys woes turned against itself, of cultural repression made flesh, as it foments into a madness both gleeful and destructive. Befriended by world-renowned noise guitarist MATTIN, the two men formed a personal alliance through the community of punk rock and the blunt-force politics therein. Every musical action Bao makes is a statement of political and personal intent, of the persecution that boils within him, and yet, across his previous releases any notions of political punk rock of the tired, insipid Anglicized version are brutally choked out. Mattins musical backdrops swing with the force of Baos vocal delivery to rattling, devastating effect." - Parts Unknown.
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Artist: BILLY BAO
Title: May08
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The Nigerian monstrosity that is Billy Bao returns in agony. Bleeding. Pointing a colossal black finger at global capitalism, regular music, non-music and anti-music, at the food crisis of 2008, the moribund spirit of 1968, and especially at you, the record buyer, who maybe "really dug" his first LP, Dialectics of Shit, and will come back for more, or perhaps "heard a lot about him" and his bandmate Mattin in the "blogosphere" or even in print media (ooh!) (whatever that is), and are "curious to finally hear his music" because you find the stories "interesting" and this is even heavier and more fucked up than The Brainbombs at their heaviest and most fuckeduppednest, and you "get it," right? Yeah! Or wait, let me guess, you got the record for free along with this press release because youre an influential but too-modest-to-admit-it journalist or music critic or program director and so far youve had something to say about Billy, or not, and this is a wonderful opportunity for you to comment upon the work of someone whose primary subject is his own work, so that you can enter into a "dialogue" with "him," or maybe "introduce new audiences" -- maybe even some "kids"! Hooray for the kids! -- to some "awesome" new sounds that "engage the listener in a perceptual tug of war, a struggle to make sense of the unnatural experience of playing audience member to someone elses performer" -- or even better, outsmart Billy, outsmart this record, and call it out as bullshit or play along and pretend that youre in on some "joke" that, lets be honest, you sometimes suspect you dont really get yourself. It dont matter! Were all human beings here, except for those of us who arent, and none of us is more human than Billy. What matters is the way Alberto Lopez pounds the drums, the way Xabier Erkizia rips up the guitar, Mattin and Xabis computer dicking, and Billy right in the middle of it, channeling a desperation so total its embarrassing. This LP is so angry the songs dont even have titles. Some of em are really long, some are really short, but theyre all pretty goddamn infuriating, as they oughta be. The Dialectics of Shit LP and the Accumulation 7" didnt go out of print as quickly as any of us would have hoped, but at least the 10" on SS and the seminal and almost-legendary Bilbos Incinerator EP that started everyone puckering their cornholes are now almost impossible to get. May 08 is actually surprising, which is pretty goddamn surprising, because where do you go after those first four platters, honestly? Well, fuck, you make a record thats somehow noisier than all of those, more tweaked and fucked-with and digitally distorted than anything before it, crammed with grotesque and sublime samples from the noise of yesteryear: Nono, Kuti, Whitehouse, Brainbombs, and Billy, Billy Bao. What? What do you want? Look at the kindsa shit people said about Bilbos Incinerator: "Nigerias answer to Stickmen With Rayguns-era Bobby Soxx -- abhorrent pummeling scuzzrock that is [...]extremely harrowing." -Art for Spastics "He might not wallow in the same cesspool as Bobby Soxx, but Billy Bao has the shine." -Siltblog "Billy Bao is identical to Bobby Soxx of Stickmen With Rayguns in every conceivable way." - Acapulco Dance Party "Punishingly prescient. Vocals sound like the second coming of Kickboy Face, and this as a whole comes off as a terrifyingly real example of what human beings are capable of if pushed far enough. The real world equivalent to the Pissed Jeans 7�?�. An important record." - Dusted Magazine Wow!!! Punishingly prescient!!! Important!!! And whattabout Dialectics of Shit? That one came out on Parts Unkown too! "One heckuva magnificent achievement. " -The Wire "Difficult and entertaining, there is nothing here that would ever be mistaken for easy listening. Punk + experimental + challenging what you think an album should sound like." - Scott Sorianos Webtoons "When Billy Bao isnt making me blow nonexistent fluff off my needle, theyre swamping my stereo with a sickly twenty-generations-removed blues vomit. Its violently dissociative in the most life-affirming way." - Z-Gun It should be pretty goddamn clear to you why you want and need to purchase this record. If you dont care about "enjoying" May 08 the way the artists "intended," go download the music for free and completely miss out on the experience of listening to this record on your turntable in "glorious" analogue sound while fixing your gaze on the epic violence of Billys 12 x 12 cover artwork. Dont play this record if you dont want to." - Parts Unknown.
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Artist: DRUNKDRIVER
Title: Born Pregnant
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"With nothing more than guitar, drums, vocals and a red-raw recording, Brooklyns Drunkdriver recalls early, bleak, instrument-based noise/rock outfits like Ramleh, legions of spastic hardcore bands of the mid-90s, and a skein of ugly truth about punks rotten corpse. Guitarist Kristy Greenes singular tone and riff-based approach are clearly her own, amping up the proceedings to dangerous levels. Drummer Jeremy Villalobos plays with an unerring mechanical drive; his blasts and rolls across the kit sound like bombs hitting foreign soil. Tormented vocalist Michael Berdan is going to take it out on you the whole time. Drunkdriver is touring the East Coast, Midwest, and South all throughout November, and has shared bills with Pissed Jeans, Pink Reason, Eat Skull, Psychedelic Horseshit and all that other crap." - Parts Unknown.
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Artist: DRY ROT
Title: Philistine
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"I dont want to say Dry Rot are controversial, because to me theyre not. But their personal religious beliefs somehow get a lot of peoples panties in a bunch for whatever ridiculous reasons. Who cares if they thank God on their insert when theyve released what is probably the best hardcore full length of the year. For Christians they certainly are some weird fucking dudes, and thats all that matters to me. Philistine racks up some serious points for unrelenting and furious hardcore rippers, but its the stuff that happens in between that makes them a special band. Strange instrumental passages that sound as if they couldve come from some Nineties alternative band, a surprising array of odd guitar and bass sounds, the mellow jam of "Can A Game Kill Time?" and its tape-tricked vocals, some weird-punk breakdowns, some post-hardcore Touch&Go-ish moves, there are unconventional touches all over this LP. Its not often you get a hardcore record with this much character, and it makes you enjoy the crushing Die Kreuzen-like bring-the-hate moshers even more. A band has to be pretty good at the basics to pull off the weird stuff. And Dry Rot are just that, not some generic punk band trying to play the weird card (or using their religion to stir controversy/sales, but even if they are, who can blame em?), they are a genuinely blistering outfit at the base level which allows them to fit all the unusual moments into their work seamlessly. Nothing seems forced or contrived, no shoehorned in eccentricity just for the sake of it. The most interesting and individualistic band in hardcore punk today, theyve gotten better with each release and this LP is certainly and rightfully the high point of their path so far. I cant recommend this record enough, even to all you garage rockers out there who think you outgrew hardcore years ago. Dry Rot and their debut LP rise above genre confines and should appeal to all and any who appreciate idiosyncratic rock music in general. Scum stats: test/tour press version of 100 copies has been floating about for a bit with alternate silk-screened sleeves. Regular release should be widely available. And as a footnote, the drummer of Saccharine Trust plays on this LP." - Richard K., Terminal Boredom.
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Artist: HOME BLITZ
Title: Weird Wings
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"This is the sound of a bedroom garage rock band getting inside a refrigerator carton and being pushed down a steep hill. The Home Blitz 12? bangs through five songs, including Slades ode to civic pride, "My Town". Internet superstar Sarim on drums. Highly American music from three guys into good times." - Parts Unknown.
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Artist: HOMOSTUPIDS
Title: The Intern
Format: CD
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"After two singles, Cleveland, Ohios Homostupids give up their debut full length to the Parts Unknown empire. A perturbing stew of full-bore garage spew and psychedelic punkaroo, this disc will be the soundtrack to many losers bad drug parties for centuries to come. "The Intern" LP is fourteen songs and one big headache." - Parts Unknown.

Artist: PIGEON RELIGION
Title: Scorpion Milk
Format: 7"
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"PIGEON RELIGION plays three songs that are the aural equivalent of a demented wrong-turn mescaline trip, something akin to a wastoid blow-job in the bathroom of a bad hippy party with Jefferson Airplane playing at 15rpm on a broken turntable in the background. Sickly and hopelessly noisy, churning feedback laden guitars recall nights of miserable, unprotected sex and getting your ass beat by punk rockers only a quarter your age." -Parts Unknown
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Artist: SNAKE APARTMENT
Title: Paint The Walls
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Snake Apartment let twelve gross inches of ugly, noisy punk slither out of Rhode Island. Heavy scuzz rock drenched in syrup puts on its studio shoes and has a loose night out on the town, sounding like a shelved Am Rep gem just dusted off and released to cumsumers. Heres a small glimmer of hope for middle aged losers who enjoy late Black Flag, Flipper, Brainbombs, Drunks With Guns, God Bullies, and TAD, and neo hipsters and indie label CEOs falling over themselves with glee over bands like Pissed Jeans, Clockcleaner, and Nirvana. Limited to 500 copies, all on green card green vinyl. Get it while the gettins good." - Parts Unknown.

Artist: VILE
Title: Solution
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"A limited edition repress of this notorious New England ripper recorded at Radiobeat, which has gained legendary status due to its rarity and offensiveness. Limited to 500 copies" - Parts Unknown.
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Artist: VIOLENT STUDENTS
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Eight tracks of brain throbbing annoyance that will draw the line in the sand between the real deal hardcore youth and all the other ironic moshers, noise losers, and various other butter users. Do you know The Brainbombs, The Fuckin Flyin A-Heads, The Sickness or Kilslug? Then you already know Violent Students. Best band from Philly since Circle Of Shit." - Parts Unknown.

Artist: YOUNG GOVERNOR
Title: Hidden Love
Format: LP
Label: Parts Unknown
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"From the Great White North and the twisted mind of a one time child actor comes "Hidden Love" the first 12" EP from Young Governor. While no doubt people will jump to comparisons of Jay Retard, Home Blitz, and Kurt Vile, that is doing Young Governor a grave diservice. The perfect summer record just in time for summer, "Hidden Love" is the perfect blend of pop, singer songwriter, lo-fi, and dare we say folk. Ben Cook the mastermind behind it all has been a busy boy indeed. Its a wonder that he finds time to write and record not just Young Governor material but also releases music under the banner Bitters, all the while being a full time member of the much heralded outfit Fucked Up. Wonders will never cease and you will no doubt find yourself humming aloud the songs of pure pop class demonstrated here after just a few listens." - Parts Unknown.

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