Nervous Posts New EP “Duration And Delusion”

“Duration and Delusion,” the second EP by Oakland trio Nervous, is out today on Twelve Gauge Records and the band’s own Turbulent Records. You can stream the entire release below.

Following a 2013 self-titled release, “Duration and Delusion” was recorded and mixed by Max Senna (Ash Borer, Wild Moth) and mastered by Alan Douches (Torche, Young Widows). The track listing is as follows:

1. The Future
2. Lapse
3. Breathing and Choking
4. The Break
5. Yearly
6. Nostalgia and Expiration

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Nervous Streaming New Track “The Future”

Oakland trio Nervous has revealed “The Future,” the opening track off new EP “Duration and Delusion.” Listen in below, and you can also hear the previously posted track “The Break” at this location.

Front man Jake Spek says “Duration and Delusion” is a record about time: “It’s about our understanding of time and how it controls us. How our understanding of it shapes how we approach everything.”

The EP comes out October 23, a split release between Twelve Gauge Records (home to recent recordings by Power, Sabertooth Zombie, and Youth Funeral) and Spek’s own new label, Turbulent Records.

“Duration and Delusion” was recorded and mixed by Max Senna (Ash Borer, Wild Moth) and mastered by Alan Douches (Torche, Young Widows).

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Nervous Releasing “Duration And Delusion” EP

Oakland, California trio Nervous announces new EP “Duration and Delusion” is coming October 23 on Twelve Gauge Records and Turbulent Records.

Frontman Jake Spek comments on the record: “It’s about our understanding of time and how it controls us. How our understanding of it shapes how we approach everything. Time as a power structure and a tool used in the reproduction of capital. The limitations imposed by structures we ourselves have created and abide by. The police. The state. Capitalism. People taking the streets. And weed, of course. Kill the cop in your head.”

“Duration and Delusion” was recorded and mixed by Max Senna (Ash Borer, Wild Moth) and mastered by Alan Douches (Torche, Young Widows). The track listing is:

1. The Future
2. Lapse
3. Breathing and Choking
4. The Break
5. Yearly
6. Nostalgia and Expiration

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Power Streaming New Track “Cageless”

Twelve Gauge Records presents the July 10th release of the new Power EP “Heavy Muscle.” Today you can also check out the new single “Cageless” below, courtesy of Twelve Gauge Records also comments:

“From Bremerton, Washington, a small Navy town right across the sound from Seattle, Power is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most legit hardcore punk bands of today. Sincerity counts in hardcore, and Power has it in spades. When frontman Evan Somerhiser belts out ‘I don’t have the patience to sit / Can’t focus for shit’ on ‘Cageless,’ he sings it like he means it. When he screams ‘If I owe you money when I die, you can suck my dick / Unless you were a friend then just hit up my fucking kids,’ on the EP’s opener, ‘$uck It,’ there is no doubt this is his actual last will and testament.

“As negative as some of these lyrics sound, the overriding Power vibe is one of live-for-now reckless abandon. The cover photo is not staged – that’s Somerhiser at a backyard party in Bremerton. The Power boys have been living the life for years. All best friends since their early teens, they ran DIY venue Tiki House in Bremerton for a decade, hosting scores of touring bands along the way.

“Power couples its warts-and-all, punk-as-heck realness with a propensity for swinging and strutting in almost a ’70s rock fashion. The band is crisp and tight; not only can it rage, it can glide through shuffles and tempo shifts and even a 5/4 riff. They have been known to cover Diamond Head and Black Sabbath. Power is not unlike Black Flag in this way – on one hand, a cathartic expression of the most painful realities, on the other hand, a worship of riffs and sweet grooves.

“Above all, Power is a sick hardcore punk band that might make a person want to jump off a high thing just to make tonight the best night ever.”

The “Heavy Muscle” EP was recorded and mixed by Phil Jones at The Dangler in Seattle, and mastered by Chris Mathews, Jr. The EP follows 2013 full-length “Bremerton Zoo” and 2011 EP “Death Haunts,” both also released on Twelve Gauge Records. The track listing is:

1. $uck It
2. Cageless
3. L.O.S. (Life of Spite)
4. Slow Train Coming
5. Shepherds and Sheep
6. When It’s Time

Having played recent shows with Cro-Mags, Harm’s Way, Code Orange, Sabertooth Zombie, and Iron Lung, Power hits the road in June for this upcoming West Coast tour:

Jun 7 – Everett, WA @ Firewheel Community Coffee House
Jun 10- Bremerton, WA @ The Manette
Jun 11 – Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland
Jun 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Casa de Chaos
Jun 13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Champs for Kids Fest
Jun 14 – Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center
Jun 15 – La Puenta, CA @ Bridgetown DIY
Jun 16 – Merced, CA @ Tigers & Daggers Records
Jun 18 – Oakland, CA @ The Hive
Jun 19 – San Jose, CA @ SJ Rock Shop
Jun 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Honey Hive Gallery

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Sabertooth Zombie Streaming New Track “Crazy Endings”

After giving you a headache, Sabertooth Zombie is now offering up some “Crazy Endings.” Check out the new track below, courtesy of BrooklynVegan.

These new songs come by way of “Human Performance IV,” due to drop on March 3rd via Twelve Gauge Records. Sabertooth Zombie’s “Human Performance IV” record release show goes down March 14th at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. The track listing is:

1. The Headache
2. Coffin Coast
3. Gardens of Loss
4. Crazy Endings

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Youth Funeral Streaming New Track “Confidante”

Youth Funeral’s newest track, “Confidante,” is now streaming below, thanks to the folks at New Noise Magazine.

The young New Hampshire band’s second EP, “See You When I See You,” comes out January 27th on San Francisco label Twelve Gauge Records, home to releases by Nervous, No Sir, Sabertooth Zombie, and more. Catch Youth Funeral on the road on these dates:

Jan 8 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Trophy House Grill
Jan 9 – Chicago, IL @ Mousetrap
Jan 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Planet Vegeta
Jan 13 – West Haven, CT @ The Crunch House

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Daggers To Release New Album “It’s Not Jazz, It’s Blues”

Belgian vicious punk/metal outfit Daggers has announced the forthcoming release of new album “It’s Not Jazz, It’s Blues,” which is due out this spring through Throatruiner Records.

Like the band’s previous releases, this album was recorded live and mixed by Ben Phillips then mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna). This is the band’s third full-length and the follow-up to 2011’s “Euphoria” (Twelve Gauge Records/Holy Roar Records). Throatruiner Records also comments:

“During their five years of existence, Belgium’s Daggers has worked hard on creating unique and singular records to forge a very personal sound. The new full-length ‘It’s Not Jazz, It’s Blues’ is an entire different animal than on their crust-infused hardcore previous releases, delivering twelve epic tracks that will drag you down to the bottom of the earth and shred the living out of you with the haste and anger of a thousand rusty swords. Captured in an organic live recording setting, ‘It’s Not Jazz, It’s Blues’ takes a hypnotic, noisy approach to the band’s claustrophobic blend of punk and metal, more ruthless and vicious than ever.”

Euphoria by DAGGERS

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Nervous Posts New “Perfection” Song Online

BrooklynVegan today premieres “Perfection,” a track off Nervous’ self-titled debut album, due out September 24th on Twelve Gauge Records. Give the song a listen below.

From Oakland, California, the band features frontman Jake Spek, also of Lewd Acts, and pounds out infectious anthems of anxiety and depression, described by BrooklynVegan as “brash, sarcastic, angry noise punk that should appeal to fans of late-period Black Flag, Flipper, The Jesus Lizard, or a newer band like Pissed Jeans.”

Nervous’ debut was recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Japandroids). The previously posted “Cog In The Machine” and “Good Morning” tracks can also be heard at this location.

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Self Defense Family Posts New Song “The Bomber Will Always Get Through”

Verbicide Magazine premieres “The Bomber Will Always Get Through,” the third and final track from Self Defense Family’s upcoming new EP, The Corrections Officer In Me, out August 27th on Family Drugs.

Check out the track, along with “It’s Not Good For The Man To Be Alone” and “Pop Song Written On The Automall,” in the player below. The following press release was also issued:

“The Bomber Will Always Get Through is a seven-minute meditation, built on a hypnotic bassline and metronomic beat, intensified by distant guitar textures and frontman Patrick Kindlon’s slow-building tale about the day he fell off his bike: ‘Fell off my bike / Struck my head to the curb / Bad for my hairline / Great for self-worth…’ The song evokes the world-weary post-hardcore of Dischord Records legends like Fugazi and Lungfish.

“The ever-unpredictable Self Defense Family, formerly known as End Of A Year, features an evolving lineup of anywhere from three to ten members, hailing from all across the US and UK. Records have been recorded across the globe, from Iceland to Jamaica to the Bay Area, and released on many various labels, including Deathwish Inc, Run For Cover, Hex Records, and now, Family Drugs.

“Frontman Kindlon also fronts the band Drug Church, co-owns Harm Reduction Records with Jami Morgan of Code Orange Kids, and runs a comic book press.

“The Corrections Officer In Me was written and recorded in one 24-hour period with producer Sam Pura, creator of ‘The Waiting Room’ series, which has featured live performances by Touche Amore, Loma Prieta, and many more. Pura is also co-owner of Family Drugs (with Twelve Gauge Records boss Jihad Rabah), the label on which the EP sees its release on August 27th. Family Drugs releases are distributed exclusively by Deathwish Distribution.”

The Corrections Officer In Me by Self Defense Family

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No Sir Streaming Full New Album “The Future Is Bright”

No Sir’s debut album, “The Future Is Bright,” officially released today on Twelve Gauge Records and can be heard at Bandcamp or in the player below. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Future Is Bright 02:30
2. The Crowd 03:08
3. C.A.L.I.F.O.R.N.I.A. 01:26
4. Anxiety Consumption 03:21
5. I Doubt You’ll Ever Swing Again 03:06
6. Wet Worlds 02:55
7. I Pushed Back, Violently 02:17
8. Interlude 02:09
9. The Baseline Percentage 02:05
10. Bad Vibes 02:47
11. Momma I’m A Good Boy 03:01

The Future Is Bright by No Sir

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