New Releases From Solar Flare Records – Big Business + Fashion Week

Solar Flare Records is a French label that specializes in noise, punk and hardcore and since inception in 2010 it put out records by Pigs (Brooklyn band that features members of Unsane and Converge) and American Heritage among others. Two upcoming releases on the label are by Melvins associates Big Business and a brand new band called Fashion Week who…

On Tour – Summer of 2012 – Melvins Lite, Unsane, ASIWYFA and more!

Who: Melvins / Retox Where:  US and Canada (including stops in Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco and New York) When: July 1 to July 20 Melvins Lite ("the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins triangle", according to Buzz Osbourne) are hitting the road this summer in support of their debut Freak Puke. Melvins labelmates Retox will join…

Archival Mixtape – Karp

Historical note "Dark," "ultra-cynical" and "heavy" have been the some of the adjectives used to describe the Tumwater, WA's Karp. First calling attention to themselves in '94 with their first full-length Mustaches Wild on K Records, Karp laid it on thick by flaunting their fascination with the Melvins and Black Sabbath. The following year Suplex was released with the…