Dangerous Minds: New music by Rough Francis, from ‘A Band Called Death’

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Surely you’ve seen A Band Called Death by now, right? If not, you seriously need to get on that. Though it seems to have expired from Netflix streaming (booooo), it’s still available to subscribers on Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime (and it’s only like $3 for non-Prime Amazon streaming). If you’ve missed this story somehow, the film relates the saga of the Hackneys, three young African-American brothers in Detroit, MI, in the early ‘70s, whose family band eerily predicted the back-to-basics hard rock ethos and sound of punk by a couple of years, and yet they remained entirely unknown to the world until the discovery of their excellent self-released 7” made them a 21st Century cause célèbre among record collectors.

The rediscovery of Death brought forth some marvelous fruits—Death’s lost LP For the Whole World to See was released to justifiable acclaim in 2009, and the band’s vaults were emptied with the releases of the collections Spiritual Mental Physical and III, and an album of new material by the reconstituted and re-energized band (minus guitarist/visionary David Hackney, who died of lung cancer in 2000), titled N.E.W., is due later this month. And the discovery had generation-spanning effects, in that the three sons of Death’s bassist/singer Bobby Hackney have, rather symmetrically, formed a family band called Rough Francis

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Order heavy on Riot House’s ROUGH FRANCIS 45 of “MSP2/Blind Pigs” — out April 18– as it will surely sell out!
RF 7inch WHITE ILD copy

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Patac legends FISTULA to play ROADBURN 2015!

Ohio sludge legends FISTULA have signed on for the 20th edition of the ROADBURN festival, playing Het Patronaat on Saturday, April 11.

Born out of a primordial ooze made of recombinant DNA, dissolved Percocet and cheap hooch – or as they like to call it, Akron, Ohio – Fistula first became active in 1998 and quickly earned a reputation as one of sludge’s most deranged, malevolent acts.

Its catalog is an impossible-to-chase-down barrage of splits, EPs and singles no less chaotic than their sound itself, but in 2014, FISTULA released its first full-length in six years, Vermin Prolificus, and on songs like “Smoke Cat Hair and Toenails” and “Pig Funeral” FISTULA proved it’s as terminally fucked as it’s ever been.

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“Everywhere FISTULA go, it leaves a trail of destruction behind it,” explains ROADBURN Festival coordinator Walter Hoeijmakers, “So we thought, no place better to have them play than in the church.”

Founder, former drummer and current guitarist/vocalist Corey Bing, vocalist Dan Harrington, bassist Greg Peel and drummer Jeff Sullivan are sure to be the perfect blend of blasphemy and assaulting volume, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them at Het Patronaat on Saturday, April 11 for the 20th edition of ROADBURN.”

May new release book!

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The May 2015 new release book is out and can be downloaded here. Ship date is April 28th. Street date is May 12th.

Below is a list of this months current releases! Make sure to get your pre-orders in and let us know if you have any questions!


LABEL SKU FORMAT ARTIST TITLE UPC
Beer City BCR189-2 CD DEATHWISH Out for Blood 650557018920
Beer City BCR199-2 CD BRASS TACKS Just the Facts: 15th Anniversary Edition 650557019927
Innerstrength ISR024-1 LP IN OTHER CLIMES Leftover 859700002414
Innerstrength ISR025-2 CDEP LIFE FOR A LIFE Soul On Ice 859700002520
Rodent Popsicle RPR126-2 CD ABSINTHE ROSE The More That We Learn, The More We Learn That We’re Wrong 747728012624
Specialist Subject SPS035-1 LP PERSONAL BEST Arnos Vale 055450003514
SRA SRA034-1 LP +HIRS+ The Second 100 Songs 61979003416
SRA SRA034-1 CD +HIRS+ The Second 100 Songs 61979003423
SRA SRA034-1 CASS +HIRS+ The Second 100 Songs 61979003447

ILD labels: Best punk-related releases of Record Store Day 2015

Beer City, Frontier and SRA make Dying Scene‘s list of best punk-related Record Store Day titles!

As you’re probably aware given the recent barrage of Record Store Day release posts here on the pages of Dying Scene, April 18th marks the eighth annual installment of every music lover’s favorite holiday!

The official US list of Record Store Day releases have officially been published. While 2014 was, in my opinion, bit of a down year comparatively, 2015 seems to be anything but. As always, your friendly Dying Scene staffers took the time to highlight the best of this year’s punk-related releases so you don’t have to (though I stress to you that “punk-related” is applied a bit liberally here). We’ve got everything from new Dave Hause material to reissues of a classic 101ers album (featuring Joe Strummer) and Social Distortion’s self-titled album and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Question The Answers to Cory Branan covering the one-and-only Prince to live sessions from OFF! and Cobra Skulls. Check out our list below, and chime in on the comment section to let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

If you care to peruse the full, official Record Store Day release list, you can do so right here.

D.R.I.Live at CBGBs 1984 – LP

FLAG OF DEMOCRACYLove Songs – 7″ vinyl

BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONGLive Freaky! Die Freaky! – 7″ picture disc EP
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Mechanical Man 111

FOD Love Songs

Dave Hause on Carson Daly!

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Congratulations to Chunksaah records and Dave Hause is in order.Last night Dave Hause was on Last Call on Carson Daly!

Its just so happens we distribute two titles that Dave is on. The ‘Loved Ones’ 10″ and ‘Dave Hause – Time Will Tell 7″‘. The info on each is below.

Stock is available for immediate shipment.Be sure to place your order for these titles.


LABEL VENDOR SKU FORMAT ARTIST TITLE UPC
Chunksaah CAR022-1 LP Loved Ones Loved Ones 10″ 809796002218
Chunksaah CAR054-7 7” Dave Hause Time Will Tell 809796005417

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