Thursday, January 16, 2014

Available Feb 1st: Five new releases on Not Normal. Permanent Ruin - San Jose EP, Gas Rag - Six Song EP, Regimen - Upprepning Ar Ofrankomlig tape, Inservibles - Grabaciones 2008-2012 tape, and American Hate demo. Hold on to your butts.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

It’s time for another NNT update, you freaks!

NNT #023 - Sucked Dry - Dog Children LP - Here it is, the squirming, writhing, two-ton, big-mouthed monstrosity you’ve all been waiting for: Sucked Dry’s debut LP Dog Children. Yeah, True Believers, the Age of Slime may be upon us, but Sucked Dry’s psychedelic mind fuck presents a terrifying look at what still has yet to pass with fifteen tracks of noisy, uncomfortable hardcore punk that pours equal parts Die Kruezen, Mecht Mensch, Minutemen, Rudimentary Peni, and Melvins into a blender, straps the foul concoction to a rocket, and launches that fucker straight through the sun. Don’t snooze.
Also available:
NNT#014 - HA HA! Fanzine #1 - New year (or two), new name.
HA HA! Fanzine is finally here, compiling various writings from the last few years, many of which were originally intended for the oft-delayed and finally dead and buried Dead Possession #2. Contains Now Is The Now article (write-up on the top US bands and their respective scenes including: Dawn of Humans, Pukeoid, Culo, Confines, and Son Skull), record reviews, and, of course, unfounded opinions and shit talking, plus one of five possible center spreads of the above mentioned bands. 24 pgs, B&W, 8.5”x7,” punk.
NNT #020 - Welcome To 2013 Compilation - 40 minutes of Hardcore Punk madness featuring new/exclusive tracks by Adjustment To Society, Aspirina Infantil, Big Crux, Bored Straight, Broken Prayer, Brown Sugar, Culo, Good Throb, Haute Couture, Hondartzako Hondakinak, Inservibles, NASA Space Universe, Negative Degree, Ooze, Porkeria, Tenement, and Thee Nodes and art by Amos Pitsch (Tenement), Ben Trogdon, Drugface, and Josh Davis. Comes in two-color screen printed jackets with a twenty page booklet.
NNT #022 - Curmudgeon - Amygdala LP - Fuck, true believers, we here at NNT (along with our friends at IFB and Parade of Spectres) have a monster of a record for you this time. Ah, Curmudgeon: at once the grimy reflection of and the unfaltering to the American culture of shit. That same culture which perpetuates the daily violence and degradation in our lives and has sold obedience as the ultimate virtue. Every aspect of this record throbs with palpable contempt, even the name, Amygdala, is a mocking stab at a society that has all but voluntarily ripped theirs out. Seven tracks of disgusting, blown-out filth from Boston’s premiere Hardcore Punk band. Comes with a beautiful screen printed foldover jacket, dust sleeve, and obi-strip once again flawlessly executed by the band’s own Ryan Stanis and screened by IFB.
Head over to www.notnormal.bigcartel.com and do what needs doing.
I also updated the Bandcamp with the entire Sucked Dry LP, so give a listen, ya mutants!
Up Next:
Failed Mutation
Gas Rag
HA HA!
Permanent Ruin
RIP:
Adjustment To Society
Ooze

Monday, July 8, 2013

A little late and a few dollars short, but the Curmudgeon LP is finally available.
NNT #022 - Curmudgeon - Amygdala LP - Fuck, true believers, we here at NNT (along with our friends at IFB and Parade of Spectres) have a monster of a record for you this time. Ah, Curmudgeon: at once the grimy reflection of and the unfaltering to the American culture of shit. That same culture which perpetuates the daily violence and degradation in our lives and has sold obedience as the ultimate virtue. Every aspect of this record throbs with palpable contempt, even the name, Amygdala, is a mocking stab at a society that has all but voluntarily ripped theirs out. Seven tracks of disgusting, blown-out filth from Boston’s premiere Hardcore Punk band. Comes with a beautiful screen printed foldover jacket, dust sleeve, and obi-strip once again flawlessly executed by the band’s own Ryan Stanis and screened by IFB.
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I started posting tracks from the upcoming Sucked Dry - Dog Children LP and in the coming weeks I'll start putting up stuff from the ATSX, Inservibles, Permanent Ruin, and Regimen releases as well.  2013 is gonna be an insane year, so stayed tuned everyone!
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New distro shit:
EPs:
Barge - No Gain
Catatonic Youth - Piss Scene
CTS - S/T
Family Stoned - Rituals b/w High Times Woman II
GAG - Ski Mask ‘95
GAG - Gas Mask ‘95
Good Throb - Culture Vulture
Ilegal - Callejon Sin Salida
Ilegal - La Vida…
Inservibles - Una Vida De Tristeza
No Justice - Still Fighting
Nudes - Skin
Permanent Ruin - Hell Is Real
Rakosi - I
Rakosi - II
Short Fuse - Fruitless Efforts
V/A - Wake Up Dead

8":
Merciless Game - S/T

LPs:
Baader Brains - New Era Hope Colony
Beyond Pink - The New Black
Beyond Pink - Pride & Prejudice
Big Crux - Nature Cruising
Broken Prayer - S/T
Closet Burner - S/T
Glam - Veneno En Sus Flechas
Kremlin - Drunk In The Gulag
Lotus Fucker - S/T
Lotus Fucker - Forever My Fighting Spirit
Manipulation - S/T
Milk Music - Beyond Living
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
Porkeria - La Mierda De Siempre
Sectarian Violence - Upwards Hostility
Sickoids - No Home
State - All Wrong
Una Bestia Incontrolable - Observant
Violent Reaction - City Streets

Tapes:
Cold Lovers - Mouth
Flip Shit
Hunted Down
Laugh Boy
Lumpy and the Dumpers
The Nukes

Zines:
Cretins of Distortion #1

Sale Stuff:
EPs:
Broken Prayer - WOW! b/w Pull A Kaczynski
Germ Attak - Death To Cops
Haute Couture - Max’s Room
Human Touch - S/T
Hunted Down - Life’s Womb
I Resign - No Prospect, No Amnesty
Resist Control - Dissipation
Sin Orden/Sietembre Once Split
Shave Women - Static
White Whale/Mallwalkers Split
Yadokai - II
Zero Progress - Derailed

LPs:
Failure Face - Discography
Nuklear Blast Suntan - Blot Out The Worthless Sun
Poison Planet - Boycott Everything
RazorXFade - S/T
Stripmines - Crimes of Dispassion

Tapes:
Blood Patrol
Dean Dirg
Defile
Holy Shit! - Live on WMSE
Lung Matter
Mallwalkers
No More Art Vol. 1
Pripyat
Vreditely
Up Next:
Inservibles Discography
Regimen Discography
Sucked Dry - Dog Children LP
Welcome to 2013 Repress

Later:
Adjustment To Society
Big Zit
HAHA!
Lumpy and the Dumpers
Ooze
Permanent Ruin

Thursday, March 7, 2013

It's time, yeah, it's time true believers. for another Not Normal update.

First things first, that beast has finally been birthed, that wretched slab of wax you've all been waiting to get your paws on is finally available for purchase.  Welcome To 2013, the words on the tip of every mutated tongue!

NNT#20 - Welcome To 2013 - 40 minutes of Hardcore Punk madness featuring new/exclusive tracks by Adjustment To Society, Aspirina Infantil, Big Crux, Bored Straight, Broken Prayer, Brown Sugar, Culo, Good Throb, Haute Couture, Hondartzako Hondakinak, Inservibles, NASA Space Universe, Negative Degree, Ooze, Porkeria, Tenement, and Thee Nodes and art by Amos Pitsch (Tenement), Ben Trogdon, Drugface, and Josh Davis.  Comes in two-color screen printed jackets with a twenty page booklet.


Civilization as we know it has been largely replaced by roving tribes of mutants and Not Normal sent it's own intrepid reporters into the unknown to document the wailing, screeching caterwauling that has replaced the treacly, soothing Top-40 splendor of yesteryear and the primitive cave-drawings that have likewise usurped the proud tradition of kitsch reproduction as "art."  What purpose have these cretinish imps?  What motivates them, beyond vile impulse? Have the last bastion of propriety and moral standards any chance of reversing these adverse affects and restoring society to its natural balance?

Doubtful.  The end is nigh.  Pick up your copy here.  Give a listen here.

If you haven't yet, you can still get your filthy mitts on those other instant classics from Not Normal, premier purveyors of taste and slime.  Yeah, we're talking about the Broken Prayer single, HAHA! #1, and the Menanites Demo.  


NNT#019 - Broken Prayer - WOW! b/w Pull A Kaczynski - In anticipation of their soon-to-be-legendary LP on Sorry State Records, Broken Prayer wished to release a single showcasing their pop classic WOW! When BP's frontman approached Not Normal about releasing it, he handed me two envelopes: one with the tracks and a short letter requesting that the purveyors of taste and slime Not Normal assist in releasing them and a second only to be opened if we declined said request. While I'm sure everything was on the up-and-up, I'm sincerely glad we agreed to release this one.
Broken Prayer is true weirdo music, synth-driven punk without the goofy goggles. Crucifucks/No Trend cynicism and X-Ray Spex/Devo satire permeate the entire ordeal, the guitars screech and wail and the drums are pummeled into submission. True Believers, this isn't one to miss out on. Comes in screen printed, white-on-black dust sleeves.
Pick up your copy here.  Give a listen here.

NNT#014 - New year (or two), new name.
HA HA! Fanzine is finally here, compiling various writings from the last few years, many of which were originally intended for the oft-delayed and finally dead and buried Dead Possession #2. Contains Now Is The Now article (write-up on the top US bands and their respective scenes including: Dawn of Humans, Pukeoid, Culo, Confines, and Son Skull), record reviews, and, of course, unfounded opinions and shit talking, plus one of five possible center spreads of the above mentioned bands. 24 pgs, B&W, 8.5"x7," punk.
Pick up your copy here.
NNT #021 - Snotty, shitheaded punk from new NWI miscreants, Menanites. Takes equal cues from old KBD comps and the legions of Indiana Mutants that came before them. 11 track demo that features both Cher and Black Randy & the Metrosquad covers. Essential.

Pick up your copy here. Give a listen here.

Plus we updated the distro with Broken Prayer and Green Beret LPs, Vaginors EPs, and much more.

Up Next:
Curmudgeon - Amygdala LP
HAHA! #2
Inservibles - Discography Tape
Regimen - Discography Tape
Sucked Dry - Dog Children LP

Later:
Lumpy and the Dumpers
Ooze
Rainbow Party

Still Available:
Condenada - Discografia Tape
Poison Planet - Boycott Everything 12" EP
RazorXFade - S/T LP
Self Abuse Demo
Side FX Demo
Zodiacs Demo

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Holy hell, true believers.  A real whopper of an update here.  

First things first, we didn't get all the distro items we were waiting on this week, so I decided to just go ahead and update the damn thing anyways.  At long last, Broken Prayer - WOW! b/w Pull A Kaczynski, HAHA! #1, and Menanites - Demo are available for purchase, along with some choice distro items like the Recide, Spine, and Catatonic Youth EPs, Weird TV, Failure Face, and Night Birds LPs, Iron Youth and GAG demos, and a bunch of tapes from premier Midwestern tape label Ultrawaste.

Expect a mini-update with Green Beret and Broken Prayer LPs, the new Vaginors EP, and a slew of Texan (Blotter, Breakout, Glue) idiocy soon.

Head here, and do what needs doin' now.

As for those new releases, here's some info:

NNT#014 - HA HA! Fanzine #1 - New year (or two), new name.

HA HA! Fanzine is finally here, compiling various writings from the last few years, many of which were originally intended for the oft-delayed and finally dead and buried Dead Possession #2.  Contains Now Is The Now article (write-up on the top US bands and their respective scenes including: Dawn of Humans, Pukeoid, Culo, Confines, and Son Skull), record reviews, and, of course, unfounded opinions and shit talking, plus one of five possible center spreads of the above mentioned bands. B&W, 8.5"x7".

Subscribers get the fanzine, plus all 5 possible center spreads, in a special envelope.

NNT#019 - Broken Prayer - WOW! b/w Pull A Kaczynski - In anticipation of their soon-to-be-legendary LP on Sorry State Records, Broken Prayer wished to release a single showcasing their pop classic WOW! When BP's frontman approached Not Normal about releasing it, he handed me two envelopes: one with the tracks and a short letter requesting that the purveyors of taste and slime Not Normal assist in releasing them and a second only to be opened if we declined said request.  While I'm sure everything was on the up-and-up, I'm sincerely glad we agreed to release this one.

Broken Prayer is true weirdo music, synth-driven punk without the goofy goggles.  Crucifucks/No Trend cynicism and X-Ray Spex/Devo satire permeate the entire ordeal, the guitars screech and wail and the drums are pummeled into submission.  True Believers, this isn't one to miss out on.  350 on black vinyl housed in screen printed, white-on-black dust sleeves. 75 Band/Record Release editions, black vinyl housed in screen printed, white-on-red dust sleeves.  50 "Sorry State Records" edition, black vinyl housed in screen printed white-on-blue dust sleeves. 25 Subscriber-only editions, black vinyl housed in screen printed, white-on-green dust sleeves.  Subscriber editions also come with a copy of NNT#19.5, a limited run of Broken Prayer demos on cassette.

Listen Here.

NNT#021 - Menanites - Demo - Snotty, shitheaded punk from new NWI miscreants, Menanites. Takes equal cues from old KBD comps and the legions of Indiana Mutants that came before them.  11 track demo that features both Cher and Black Randy & the Metrosquad covers.  100 on blue tint cassette.

Subscriber editions come with Menanites official "One-Sheet," autographed by the world's newest teen heartthrobs.

Listen Here.

NNT#020 - Welcome to 2013 is all set to drop on February 23rd.  We'll be doing two release shows that day with a bunch of the bands showcased on the comp, plus some good friends.


































Don't miss out on these shows or your chance to get the record.

Finally, Not Normal and good friends Hip Kid Records recently bought out the back stock of Underestimated Records.  We're just about done cataloging it all, so we'll post the available titles within the week.  Expect some stellar deals on these killer records.

Alright, that's it for now.  Stay tuned for a bunch of new release announcements, 2013 is going to be our craziest year yet.


Ralph and NNT

Friday, January 11, 2013

Since quite a few essential distro items still have not come in, we here at NNT are going to have to delay the update again.  Sorry, everyone. 

It will be worth the wait though: New essential Not Normal jams from Broken Prayer and Menanites and the distro will be updated with Weird TV, Green Beret, Failure Face discography LPs, Recide EPs, GAG demos.
Stay tuned.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Welcome to 2013 Release/Not Normal Showcase

To celebrate the release of Welcome to 2013, the head idiots over here have decided to throw a show (or two).

Saturday, February 23rd
 
Matinee Show @ The Alderaan

Broken Prayer
Bored Straight (WI)
Adjustment To Society (WA)
Skrapyard
Strangers

+1 TBA

Starts at 2pm sharp.  Don’t fuck around.

Night Show @ The Mouse Trap

Tenement (WI)
Thee Nodes (Montreal)
Culo
Ooze

+TBA

Starts at 7pm.
 $8 dollars each/$14 for both.
 You will miss bands if you come late.

Fliers/remaining bands soon. Spread the word.