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We have a couple of new releases on our label. After years of dormancy, moving to Charlotte, opening a store, and hosting tons of shows we have begun to put out records again. Why? Because Charlotte gets neglected in the grand scheme of the punk south and seems to have a bad reputation based on all of the metalcore that spawned from here. After being here for a few years, I got inspired and reminded of the Atlanta scene I grew up in 10-15 years ago, so we're doing our best to bring attention to a thriving indie/punk scene that isn't cookie-cutter crap.
OTHER RECENT RELEASES:
GRIDS - s/t 7"+ download
Grids has been around for about a year now and has made quite a dent in the North Carolina scene. Loud and noisy like a wonderful mix of old school AmRep worshippers sacrificing all of their friends' ears for their own sadomasochistic fun. For fans of Clockcleaner, Pissed Jeans, Young Widows, Jesus Lizard, all things heavy. Comes with download card for the analog impaired. (Lunchbox Records #14)
Grids on MySpace
OBSTRUCTION - s/t 7"+CD
While most of the state seems obsessed with the throwback style hardcore oh No Way & Sorry State Records, North Carolina's Obstruction are one of the few modern punk bands that incite comparisons to both the Faith and "Dealing With It" period D.R.I. Honing their crossover style of hardcore while playing dozens of shows in the southeast with bands like Municipal Waste, Double Negative, Magrudergrind, Phobia, etc. they've become a permanent fixture in NC's thriving punk scene. This is their debut 7" after a pair of demos that received great reviews and an interview in the Feb. 2008 issue of MRR. It contains 5 ultra fast songs of blistering punk/thrash mayhem. Each record comes with a CD of the songs, comes on colored vinyl, and features hand-colored covers. Obstruction will be on tour for most of July 2008. (Lunchbox Records #13)
Obstruction on MySpace
CALABI YAU - Elitist 7"
Calabi Yau hail from Charlotte, NC and have been around since 2004. They are currently working on a new LP/CD for release on Alone Records in late 2008. Over the last few years they've perfected combination of an upbringing listening to too much of the Skin Graft catalog, early no-wave, and a little D.C. post-punk rhythm and melody. They have a truly unique dual-guitar style with amazing drumming that relies much more on accents than beats, making a sound not unlike DNA. Calabi Yau have done several regional tours, one national tour and played with Pere Ubu, Lightning Bolt, Melt Banana, Kites, USAISAMONSTER, Xiu Xiu, Make Believe, Zs, Q and not U, Dan Deacon, An Albatross, Old Time Relijun, Raccoo-oo-oon, Yukon, Dysrhythmia, Des_Ark, Parts & Labor, Dove, Cinemechanica, Blame Game, Ahleuchatistas, New Flesh, Thank God, Daughters, Hex Machine, and tons more. They also run the Yauhaus, a local DIY house-show staple. This is Calabi Yau's first vinyl release after one full length CD on Din Din Records.(Lunchbox Records #12)
Calabi Yau on MySpace
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