Pre-order of Suburban Bars / Golden Square. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
releases April 28, 2016
$9USD or more
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
$7 PPD will get you a 45 RPM single on the dealer's choice of clear mint, transparent yellow, or black vinyl.
The art is a double-sided, triple pane, roughly 21"x7" fold-over insert by the Designer's Republic (Aphex Twin, Autechre, Warp Records, New Atlantis Records, et al!).
This is a pretty goddam ripping rock and roll album.
Includes digital pre-order of Suburban Bars / Golden Square.
You get 2 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
New Atlantis Records is thrilled to present the debut 7" from fledgling Bay Area post-hardcore unit UNRAZE, bundled with a reworked tune from Ohio math/noise rock mainstays HYRROKKIN.
UNRAZE began as a solo vehicle for Oakland-based drummer Joe Barker, a veteran of established Bay Area bands Tigon, Ventid, Externs, and others. With UNRAZE, Barker also steps out on guitar, crafting dissonant, knotty frameworks to his stagger-stepped, loose-limbed drumming. A consummate manifestation of the punk rock ethos, UNRAZE exists as entirely DIY as a band can be, yet the music lives and breathes with the intense fire and interplay of a band ritualistically running it down in its practice space. For obvious reasons, solo projects make for daunting work. The communal spirit, aesthetic decisions, and creative interplay that define and inform the workings of a "normal band" rest squarely on the judgment of one solitary human. At the same time, the music produced makes for a refreshingly pure and direct view into the mind of the composer... This is thrilling stuff, and the core principles at work are engaging and infectious. Fueled by Barker's passion to live out his vision, UNRAZE blossomed from a solo undertaking into a group pursuit with the addition of ex-Tigon vocalist Clint Chandra, and bassist Ed Ricart (Hyrrokkin, Matta Gawa, Haitian Rail). Tracked with Tim Green (Unwound, Melvins) at Louder Studios, 'Suburban Bars' exists in its own sonic space built on a foundation of the abrasive, propulsive music from the halcyon days Dischord, Homestead, and Touch & Go. New Atlantis will release this 7" to coincide with the group's live debut at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco on April 28- so if you can, come catch a full-fledged quintet for the live iteration of the group.
The flipside is a ripper too! Commemorating their 5th year as a band, and celebrating the birth of UNRAZE, HYRROKKIN debut a new version of 'Golden Square' to accompany 'Suburban Bars.' This is one of the bands' earliest tracks, albeit slightly rewritten, recorded with Jason LaFarge (Swans, Akron Family) and mastered by Bob Weston. Things were pretty quiet for the trio in 2015, despite gigs alongside bands like Body/Head, Bill Orcutt, Brandon Seabrook, Oneida, Horse Lords, and many others... 2016 will see the release of collaborative ensemble material with Merzbow, Andrea Parkins, Jerry Busher, Chuck Bettis, and Rob Mazurek on TAIGA Records!
This limited run 7" marks the first music from New Atlantis in 2016- $7 PPD will get you a 45 RPM single on clear mint, transparent yellow, or black vinyl. The art is a double-sided, triple pane, fold-over insert by the Designer's Republic (Aphex Twin, Autechre, Warp Records, New Atlantis Records, et al!)
releases April 28, 2016
UNRAZE - 'Suburban Bars'
Joe Barker: Guitars
Joe Barker: Drums
Joe Barker: Songs
Ed Ricart: Bass
Clint Chandra: Vox
Vox recorded by Justin Divver
Drums and strings recorded by Tim Green @ Louder Studios
Mastered by Tim Green
HYRROKKIN - 'Golden Square'
Brett Nagafuchi - Drums
Paul Larkowski - Guitar
Ed Ricart - Bass
Written by Hyrrokkin
Recorded by Jason LaFarge @ Seizures Palace
Mastered by Bob Weston
New Atlantis Records is an independent record label documenting exceptional creative music, from avant jazz and free
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