Donnerstag, 10. April 2014

ETT - 022 - Needles​/​/​Pins - Shamebirds LP

Out soon!




How many current bands try to sound unique and outstanding, especially like the kind of pop music that NEEDLES//PINS are playing? We’re talking about awesome snotty power pop laced punk rock from Vancouver / Canada.

NEEDLES//PINS start where White Wires, Gentleman Jesse, Young Governor and others leave off and take their really own incredible song craft at work here – all instantly likable and infinitely memorable. It’s unique and outstanding in a serious way! For everyone who loves jams catchy as fuck: NEEDLES//PINS are just what you needed. The “Shamebirds” LP will make the coldest, loneliest and most boring of days fun and crazy again. The songs circle somewhere between mid-period Replacements, Selling the Sizzle-era Smugglers, The Hives’ “incredibly famous for a minute” stint and ‘70s/’80s Canadian power pop punk (Pointed Sticks / Teenage Head) and you’d be close. It’s just awesome!

Please go out and catch them on their upcoming European Tour with their friends from Sonic Avenues and see two of the best power pop / punk bands at their boiling point. So haul your ass out of your easy chair and get this one!

The US pressing will be out on Dirt Cult Records! Go out and catch them on their upcoming European tour with the studs from Sonic Avenues, here are the dates and locations:


2014.05.06 Cologne (DE) @ Sonic Ballroom
2014.05.07 Berlin (DE) @ Cortina Bob
2014.05.08 Aachen (DE) @ AZ
2014.05.09 Rotterdam (NL) @ Rotterdam Riot
2014.05.10 Osnabrück (DE) @ Substanz
2014.05.11 Bremen (DE) @ Sielwallhaus
2014.05.12 Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
2014.05.13 Heemskerk (NL) @ Cafe Lokaal
2014.05.14 Tübingen (DE) @ Epplehaus
2014.05.15 Innsbruck (AT) @ PMK
2014.05.16 Ostrava (CZ) @ Plan B
2014.05.17 Roznov Pod Radhostem (CZ) @ Vrah
2014.05.18 Munich (DE) @ Kafe Kult
2014.05.19 Vienna (AT) @ Arena
2014.05.20 Budapest (HU) @ Trafik Klub
2014.05.22 San Sebastian (ESP) @ Le Bukowski
2014.05.23 Castellon (ESP) @ Four Seasons Club
2014.05.24 Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
2014.05.25 Malaga (ESP) @ Velvet Club
2014.05.26 Madrid (ESP) @ Rock Place
2014.05.27 Oviedo (ESP) @ La Calleja La Ciega
2014.05.28 Zaragoza (ESP) Pub Eccos





Dienstag, 18. März 2014

ETT - 021 - Blotter - Under Armour 77 EP


Out Soon!




500 copies are made - 500 on Black Vinyl


Hey, Hardcore-Fans! Lose your minds! Here’s the real deal. Blotter is everything you want from a modern day hardcore punk band. Over the past few years, Austin, TX has seen a resurgence in young, quality punk bands. Blotter is one of the top tier groups of this new school of Texas hardcore and Under Armour '77, their debut vinyl effort, stands as some of the best work this scene has produced. Primordial ooze USHC at its finest.

Blotter is yet another new hardcore punk featuring members of Wiccans, Glue, Impalers and Creamers.


Blotter delivers just brutal, stomping stuff with a perfect, early 80s-sounding 8-track production. This five piece band rages through five songs in a little over five minutes. Fast precise hard hitting drums, loud distorted guitar that flirts with chaotic, noisy feedback, compliment dynamic and aggressive vocals that have just the right amount of snot and grit. Their sound touches on classic 80’s hardcore, whilst paying no tribute to any other HC band I’ve listened to in the last few years. This is unique, this is weird, fucked up and awesome! No filler on this EP – it’s all legit. No nonsense Hardcore in 2014, go and get your copy. Fuck.




ETT - 020 - Secret Prostitutes / Crooked Bangs - Split EP


Out Soon!





500 Copies are made

100 Secret Prostitutes Edition - Black Vinyl with Different Silksreen Cover
100 Crooked Bangs Edition - Black Vinyl with Different Silkscreen Cover
300 Normal Edition - Black Vinyl with Standard Silkscreen Cover


Two bands located in Texas, one sings in French, the other in Indonesian and I’m gonna put out a Split 7“ for them… Do you know which bands I’m talking about!? If not, here is the answer: Crooked Bangs and Secret Prostitutes.



After their stunning first record, Crooked Bangs approach their sound in a way that is sinister but also inviting, a veil of gloom — courtesy of Ginestra’s foreboding vocals and Wendel’s snappy guitar work — with an inducing rhythm section. There are elements of ’70s punk and ’60s garage rock lurking throughout, but these influences don’t override their own ideas. The upfront person is vocalist/bassist Leda Celeste Ginestra, who sings like she discovered punk in the catacombs of a Parisian cabaret. Alternating between French and English lyrics, Ginestra brings uncommon depth and richness to macabre depictions of blood castles and flesh-ripping wolves. At the same time, she's quick to morph into guttural, Linda Blair-style screeching when the song demands it. Guitarist Samantha Wendel cuts the clutter in favor of finding the perfect surf-goth tone, while drummer Phillip Gonzalez plows through the anxious night like a pepped-up trucker.




On the flip there will be the mysterious reincarnation of KBD Punk. In my opinion there’s no introduction needed! You just have to know that the KBD spirit of the band and the music fit genuinely into the era of the style. They would fit perfectly into the early Houston punk scene of bands looking for a place to play. The beat and Indonesian lyrics will cause you to tap your boot, shake your ass and scratch your head while you’re banging it. But it will always make you smile, unlike your KGB counterparts who haven’t been this confused since trying to understand the argot of contempt sung secretively by bands behind the Iron Curtain.




ETT - 019 – Cold Circuits – s​/​t 12“


Out Soon!




200 Copies - 200 on Black Vinyl


The Bay Area is one of the most interesting places for punk these days – one of the most outstanding bands from there are the Cold Circuits! Shattered guitar sound, mutated post punk basslines creating a danceable despair with bratty darkwave vocals, this is so punk! No garage, no post punk, no deathrock or whatever…

The icy, anxiety-ridden post punk is replaced by salivating droning punk. Less twitching, more pogoing, but still ravaged by the mounting dissolution and paranoia. A fucking great rhythm section (well known from Synthetic ID) rounds this whole thing down. Cold and bleak with sporadic tinges of fear. If you are a fan of Terrible Feelings and also Rank//Xerox, Cold Circuits will be your new obsession! Keep your eyes open – the 12“ will be limited to 200 copies!






ETT - 018 - Happy Hookers For Jesus - s​/​t EP


Out Soon!




300 Copies - 300 on Black Vinyl

If you are looking for a new and outstanding band from Europe, here you got it. My mind was blown after the first time of listening to these songs that are so depressive, cold, pissed and snotty. One thing was sure: I just had to repress this EP because 200 copies are far too little for this killer 7“.

What you get is pure Danish unrelenting punk rock damage! Take the smarmy music oft The Urinals, speed it up to 150 % and crank the volume up to the max and you hear what the Happy Hookers For Jesus are all about. This 7“ is a little bastard of punk that‘s stuck in your head with the first listen. A nihilistic feedback orgy in four acts, packed with merciless insanity, screeching guitars, distorted echo-voice and a totally wasted I-don't-give-a-flying-fuck-attitude, all thrown together in a stinky garage. So, get it or get lost!







Dienstag, 21. Januar 2014

ETT - 017 - The Real Energy - Beyond Delay LP

Out Now!!!


Get it here: The Real Energy - Beyond Delay LP

Previously called The Energy:

“It has been said many times and in many ways the what the world needs now is another rock and roll band." This could very well be the one of which the pundits spoke.




500 are made - 500 on black vinyl + The Real Energy Poster Insert.


The Real Energy are a serial killer blues band and they come up with a potent combination of garage squeal and feedback, don't-give-a-shit vocals and a sense of melody that borrows from '60s girl groups and psychedelic pop. The whole thing has a wonderful and natural devil-may-care attitude that can be severely lacking in today's bloated, pretentious and often histrionic rock world. I thought punk was supposed to kill all that? The Real Energy are quite unique at what they do and they are everything but yet another generic and predictable rocknroll band. First of all, most of the songs on The Real Energy's third record are more than three minutes long… The song structures are repetitive but always fueled with sonic and riff-heavy garage punk rock parts which are written intelligently (and I'm not saying that in a pretentious way). Repetitive riffs are always accompanied with background noise and feedback, killer solos and melodies which reflect the psychedelic side of the 60's and 70's garage + glam rock, and you can even hear some glam rock influences. You just get everything you love in let‘s just call it, what it is - rocknroll.





The crisp and exacting music of THE REAL ENERGY has been a long time coming, although the group itself was formed only shortly before the inspired recording of their first album. THE REAL ENERGY consists of four parts: composers Triplett and Bates performing on electric guitar and vocals respectively; Josh Wolf, percussionist, bronze god, pulse of the rhythm section; and bass guitarist Chris “Chris Ryan” Ryan. For the past ten years or so each of these fellows has been pursuing his own private destiny within the confines of the “punk rock jungle.” Their varied apprenticeships include stints with infamous groups from past decades and more recent sorties such as the short-lived but illustrious “Ultimate Spinach.” As is so rarely the case, the whole of THE REAL ENERGY is greater than the sum of its parts, and the newly formed amalgam threatens to undermine the foundations of the rock power elite.





Thus treads heavily the titanic THE REAL ENERGY, casting a long shadow upon the contemporary rock wasteland, aspiring to spill its seed on barren ground, and at the same time, struggling to make sense out of the flotsam and jetsam of its eclectic musical heritage. With a solid first album under its belt, and with an ever-expanding reputation as a dynamic performing group, it would appear that THE REAL ENERGY’s place on the American musical scene is assured.




Montag, 4. November 2013

ETT 016 - Savageheads - Demo Tape

Sold out!!!


Savageheads, Boston, Uk 82, Pogo, Punk, Partisans, No Future, Got it?!




100 are made ( Europe Version all on clear Tapes )


You like the Partisans!? Yes?! ok, you will love this Demo!!!!!



Savageheads offer up one hell of a four song demo. Most descriptions you'll find online compare them to UK82 bands and this will make sense as soon as you hear it. Great new UK-82 inspired demo from these Boston boys. Members of just about every band in Boston ever, this is a fantastic debut with tons of promise. Warmly recorded, well written, and expertly executed. Highly recommended!




Nothing more to say! Punk my Friends, Got it?! If not, Fuck Off!!!!!





Mittwoch, 11. September 2013

ETT 015 - Vånna Inget - Ingen Botten LP

Out Now!!!


Get it here: Vånna Inget - Ingen Botten LP






Yep! The new masterpiece from Swedens melancholy pop wave hit machine will be out in autumn! Stay tuned for this amazing LP!! They have started with the recording process. VÅNNA INGET are working with the producer Jari Haapalainen (MONEYBROTHER, THE INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY etc.) in legendary "Varispeed Studios" http://www.varispeedstudios.com. THE HIVES recorded most of their records at "Varispeed Studios" also! The Band recorded everything in the best, the old school way... drums, guitars, organ, bass and vocals live straight down on 2" 16 ch tape. It's gonna be a lot of live show feeling on the record.





In 2011, VÅNNA INGET released their debut album "Allvar". Although rapidly written and recorded, the chemistry is extraordinary and leaves one wondering if they had been working on it for years. "Allvar" was an unexpected success and VÅNNA INGET became a name associated with great expectations. Two years on, Vånna Inget has played over a hundred gigs spanning Sweden, Europe and the USA. They have a steadily growing fan base and it certainly showed in May 2013 when the band played a triumphant concert to a large audience at Debaser Medis in Stockholm. A gig that was proof of how music can grow organically, by itself, once it has taken root in the heart of its people.

VÅNNA INGETS music speaks volumes. It was clear from the opening track of "Allvar" and even more so with the bands second album. Produced by Jari Haapalainen (THE BEAR QUARTET, KAJSA GRYTT, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, ELDKVARN...) in legendary "Varispeed Studios" where THE HIVES recorded most of their records also! The Band recorded everything in the best, the old school way... drums, guitars, organ, bass and vocals live straight down on 2" 16 ch tape.





Where "Allvar" found power in its urgent and relentless delivery, "Ingen Botten" is a more nuanced affair. Sharp guitar riffs and shimmering organ melodies are woven together with an attentive and dynamic rhythm section. The band has also taken down the tempo in places and left room to move within the arrangements. But above all, there is a refined approach that goes beyond merely changing for the sake of change. VÅNNA INGET knows where they stand and nurture their songs to a maturity that makes them unique in a meeting between raw, punkish nerve and melodic sensibility. They possess the ability to turn claustrophobic themes of confinement and desperation into something that feels uplifting and liberating.

Above all, Karolina Engdahl's vocals have grown to reach even higher levels of poignant intensity. She sings with a powerful, yet brittle, force. "Ingen Botten" fulfils the high expectations surrounding Vånna Inget during the two years since their debut. An album that broadens their scope and works its way deeper into the essence of what VÅNNA INGET truly is.


Karolina - Vocals
Tommy - Guitar
Andréas - Drums
Joel - Organ
Niklas- Bass





1500 are made

350 ETT Version „deluxe version, cover is a heavy cardboard sleeve (350 g/m²) with gold print and gloss paint, comes also with printed cardboard innersleeve (300g/m²)”
550 P.Trash Version „deluxe version, cover is a heavy cardboard sleeve (350 g/m²) with gold print and gloss paint, comes also with printed cardboard innersleeve (300g/m²)”
100 P.Trash Club Members Version
500 HepTown Rec. Version











Band: https://www.facebook.com/pages/V%C3%A5nna-Inget/176549792399959


Mittwoch, 7. August 2013

ETT 014 - Neighborhood Brats - Total Dementia EP

Sold out!!!





Why Neighborhood Brats are currently one of the best no-qualifier, no-additional-adjectives-needed punk bands on the West Coast? Because they got this raw melodies. Buzzy, bucking guitar work. Rampart-and-heartbeat strong bass. Forced marching to bad places drumming. Post-apocalyptic beach party music. Live, they pantsed a room full of unsuspecting Awesome Festers. Its like watching an above-ground nuclear testing documentary. Rad. If you're into classic female-fronted hardcore punk, you're gonna go apeshit for Neighborhood Brats! Jenny Angelillo (ex Orphans) and George Rager (Roofie and the Nightstalker) teamed up with Jasmine Watson and Kirk Podell (Neo Cons) late last year to form this fearsome foursome, and already the band's go on their first Europe Tour and of course ETT is doing a tour EP for them! Some lineup changes can't stop these brats.

Angelillo's voice certainly has that Penelope Houston/Avengers quality and provides the band with vocals that are reminiscent of the whole Dangerhouse era, whilst fronting a band that pile drives ahead with some top notch, catchy punk rock'n'roll which also seems to have an Avengers quality to it, albeit with a much beefier sound than their predecessors. The result is that this is a blast from start to finish, something to enjoy without having to think too much about what you listening to as it's just got that sort of feel to it. Neighborhood Brats basically do a smash 'n' grab job on my ears, although it's one that they are welcome back to repeat over and over. Don't expect anything highbrow in respect of the lyrics; in fact, despite how much I really enjoy the vocals, it's not conveying an earth shattering message. Once again, it's just a fun release with all the songs not overstaying their welcome, even with frequent plays. And by the way, it's a great new ep! This is instantly timeless California punk. You could have dropped the needle on this record in the late 70s or early 80s or in 2012 and the result would be the same. This kills. Female vocals, furious energy, leather jacket clad, snotty punk rock. You want more? Here is more! Just out for the first Europe Tour!




300 are made - Clear Vinyl ( Limited Europe Tour 7" )











Band: https://www.facebook.com/neighborhoodbrats

ETT - 013 - Derby Dolls - s​/​t EP

Out Now!!!


Get it Here: Derby Dolls - s​/​t EP Limited ETT Version




Get ready for a new Derby Dolls EP! When I first listened to the rough mixes I was thinking again, yes, that‘s tight! The 4 new songs come with German lyrics and a solid early NDW background, but with an amazing sound! You will love it! I don‘t know when this band had the time to write a new EP, because two of them are playing constantly with Hysterese. Derby Dolls are always the best happy thing between sweet pop and early Neue Deutsche Welle. With this new 4 Song EP they put some more snotty Midwestern Garage influences into their unique sound and they often remind me of Something Fierce, maybe it‘s the excellent bass sound or just the perfect songwriting?! The guitar lines are jangling and aggressive – but not in a testosteron way. And Helens voice is doing the rest. The debut 12“ was sold out in a few months without the Derby Dolls having played one show. You should buy one of these little vinyl jewels and grab your own copy, because this is another unique piece of fine music, combining the power and the pop when it comes to punk.


500 are made

100 Black Vinyl ( Ett Version - Turquoise Silkscreen Cover )
100 Black Vinyl ( Band Version- Pink Silkscreen Cover )
300 Black Vinyl ( Normal Edition - Black Silkscreen Cover )






Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2013

ETT - 012 - Vånna Inget - Allvar LP - Re - Press


Out Now!!!


GET IT HERE: Vånna Inget - Allvar LP





Of course there will be a ETT Version of the awesome Debut LP from Malmös Vånna Inget, when there is a Re - Press. And a very special one, every ETT version will include the ETT 005 - Vånna Inget - Jag Ska Fly Tills Jag Hittar Hem 7" EP in a Hand - Stamped Version, be fast, limited to 47!!!

NEW SWEDISH BAND WITH ANXIETY, NOISE AND BEAUTIFUL MELODIES

Vånna Inget is punk with pop melodies and melodic vocals. The inspiration for the album is a jumble of Tant Strul, Pink Champagne, The Go-Go's, old Uggla, Håkan Hellström and Marked Men.

The album "Allvar" is filled with musical spontaneity without studio work with to much choirs and guitars and the new EP will be hold this level. It should sound so sad and vivid as possible. The album was recorded in guitarist Tommy Tift (Sista Sekunden) studio by the band themselves, the EP too. I told you that the new EP is the same level, maybe a little bit more sad and vivid and also amazing!

Everyone in the band come from small places around Småland, Sweden and the country rather than the town that inspired the band to this EP. But everybody in the band has now moved to the big cities, away from the small town small mind syndrome.

Singer Karolina Engdahl sings with a passion of a rare luxury, anxiety squirts out of her jaw. Bass player Johan Ottosson laid his bass with depth and with drummer Andréas Almqvist and Tifts guitar; they receive a carpet of beautiful noise.

Band members play in or have played in such great bands like Sista Sekunden, A Good Deed, The Confession, Speakeasy, Civilisationen, The Part Timers and Morsans Gula Blend.

The band has a sound that Swedish bands like Masshysteri, Knugen Faller, Baboon Show, Invasionen, etc. has conveyed the last ten years. Bands that have given punk a little more melodic vein. Vånna Inget have turned down the distortion and added some more minor chords and vocal harmonies but the intensity, anxiety and the energy is there anyway. Sort of like new wave that came after punk explosion in 1977.

Line up:
Karolina Engdahl - Vocals
Tommy Tift - Guitar
Johan Ottosson - Bass
Andréas Almqvist – Drums





To our humble ears, the alloy of Scandinavian melancholy and perfect melodies somehow always seems to work whenever we put on Swedish bands like the BOMBETTES, TERRIBLE FEELINGS, VICIOUS or INVASIONEN. But never has a comparable sound emulgated into what awaits to be discovered inside the blurry cover of this record. The unlocked potential of the small-town blues of Småland and the ardent post-teenage angst bundled in 10 songs that slowly burn a hole into a gray and bland surface. Singer Karolina's crystal clear and intense voice covers a tight texture of melodies that brachiate from hookline to hookline, somehow comparable to the early 80s Californian Punk of THE AVENGERS that meets the more New Wave sound of Swedish Feminist-Agit Punk bands TANT STRUL and PINK CHAMPAGNE. The three slower songs on this LP perfectly fit inside the steady mid-tempo and increase the feeling sadness and anxiety expressed im- and explicitely. A piercing ray of sunlight on a cold autumn day. This LP has all the hallmarks of being a killer instant classic!!!








Dienstag, 4. Juni 2013

ETT - 011 - Terrible Feelings - Backwoods 7"


Out Now!!!


GET IT HERE: Terrible Feelings - Backwoods EP




Someone described the music as “Loud, dark, therapeutic, and rough around the edges” and Anton once said he played “black angst-ridden power pop.” Both quotes sum up Terrible Feelings pretty well. Place their sound somewhere in the wastelands between Wipers, Redd Kross, Ebba Grön and Murder City Devils.

Listen to a new Terrible Feelings song from the upcoming ”Backwoods” 7”…release date is august 5th…. Called I don`t even know you.





Terrible Feelings from Malmö, Sweden have existed since fall 2009.They sprung out of late parties, punk rock, pop, and friendship.

The band has to date released three 7”s and one full length album. They’ve embarked on no less than five full European tours and two US tours (one on each coast). They’ve shared stages with bands such as Jeff the Brotherhood, White Lung, Imperial State Electric, Fucked Up, The Raveonettes, and The Babies; and were handpicked by none other than Refused as support in both Europe and Sweden on their final tour.

Musically Terrible Feelings has been described as proto punk, dark power pop and gloomy surf, with a tint of both country and 70s hard rock. All descriptions are correct. It’s rock 'n' roll.

August 2013 will see the dawn of “Backwoods”, the band’s first release in over a year. Three new songs on 7” format. Watch out.





1000 are made

500 Black Vinyl ( ETT )
500 Black Vinyl ( Sabotage Records )
10 Testpress ( Different Artwork )

North America Press out on Deranged Records


Band: www.terriblefeelings.com





Montag, 18. März 2013

ETT - 010 - Cold Circuits - s/t EP


Out Now!!!


GET IT HERE: Cold Circuits - s​/​t EP





Whatever these Bay Area guys secretly mix in their drinks, it seems to bring out an endless flow of brilliant and catchy, yet distinctive songs – in each of their bands. I'm talking about the rhythm section of Synthetic ID with the same guys of this awesome new San Francisco band! Ok, many bands try to do some kind of post punk stuff these days, but in my opinion the Bay Area knows how to do it best! After Rank//Xerox and Synthetic ID, Cold Circuits is the band to listen to right now! Robert Collins said: "UK post punk meets an angular cousin" and he's totally right. There are similarities to Synthetic ID, even though this band is less focused on the vibe and more on driving the listener. Lazy guitar lines weave in and out of logic, while bass and drums keep the whole thing forward with an inevitably urgency. It sounds excitingly familiar and so new in skills and maturity, that you just can't listen to anything similar elsewhere. What can I say?! Get it or not – this thing will explode, without any doubts!




500 are made

250 Europe Black Vinyl ( ETT Version with Stamped Back Cover )
250 North America Black Vinyl ( Satellite Vision )
5 Testpress ( Different Artwork )





This Bay Area Maniacs Released one of the best Demo Tapes in 2012 and of course ETT have to ask this Band for a Release and in some weeks the s/t EP will spin on your Record Player. Best Fanzine in the World ( MRR ) reviewed the demo tape like that: "UK post punk meets an angular cousin on this killer demo. There are similarities to Synthetic ID (who share Cold Circuits' rhythym section), but this demo is less focused on the vibe and seems more intent on driving the listener. Lazy guitar lines weave in and out of logic while bass and drums keep straight time forcing the whole thing forward with unwavering urgency. If there's a hit, it's the final track "Easy Opportunities," where they slow the pace just a little and raspy vocals strain to maintain the two word chorus. Awesome, but criminally limited so don't snooze." (Robert Collins)


Band: http://warmingtheboard.blogspot.de/

Montag, 24. September 2012

ETT - 009 - Allvaret - Tänk på döden LP

Out Now!!!


GET IT HERE: Allvaret - Tänk på döden LP Limited ETT Version





If anyone would ask me if I was serious about releasing this record from a totally unknown Swedish band, I would totally say yes. Why is ETT going to release Allvarets debut LP "Tank pa doden"? Not just because Allvaret means "serious" in Swedish, but because this LP is seriously great. Hailing from the Swedish underground punk scene, this catchy phenomenal guitar lines can only be written by Swedish guys and sound so perfectly vintage! Allvaret emerge from a fertile musical ferment to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one song. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian – Masshysteri and The Vicious say Hello. The driving rhythm section with the harmonic drum and bass parts remind me of some kind of early UK street punk, without sounding stupidly Oi! The most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with Swedish lyrics matching perfectly together. A bag full of diamonds for sale, even if you don't speak Swedish, this record will make you want to start the kind of dance action you haven't had since that childish days way back then!




500 are made

100 Clear Vinyl ( ETT Version )
100 Green Vinyl ( P. Trash Version )
300 Black Vinyl
10 Testpress ( Different Artwork )

Listen to the 1st Song of the Tänk på döden LP:









Band: http://soundcloud.com/allvar

Dienstag, 28. August 2012

ETT 008 - Synthetic Id - Apertures 12" EP

Out Now!!!


GET IT HERE: Synthetic Id - Apertures 12" Limited ETT Version





There’s a new best band in San Francisco. And this band plays a beautiful cacophony of raw, frenetic guitars, fiercely pounded drums, and jerky yet oddly melodic vocals. Perfect timing and guitar damage reminiscent of the Proletariat underscores a vocal delievery not dissimilar to the Observers but less operatic and more desperate. Synthetic ID sound like Greg Sage, D. Boone, and Colin Newman fabricating the house band for the International Space Station. Or better yet, spending three days in close quarters on an uncharted trek to the Sea of Tranquility. Anxious paranoia dripping from the walls. It's jerky, derailed, and draws heavily from early post-punk, but chugs along at a classic punk tempo, blasting out totally agitated lyrics the whole time. Space madness? Or just a need to escape the surface of this planet, even if it just be through the act of playing two minute punk jams? Either way, it's exciting and different. This record is a tight, fuzzy underground treasure in the waiting.





500 are made

150 Clear Vinyl ( ETT Version with Obi Stripe )
100 Clear Vinyl ( Tour Version - 50 with Tour Obi Stripe )
250 White Vinyl
2 Testpress ( Different Artwork )


Track Premiere: Synthetic ID - Pressure Gauge by B. Kruder





Synthetic ID evokes collapsing architecture, mangled pin cushions in undated photographs and above all else, tension. The San Franciscan group’s debut EP was an exercise in straight-ahead punk with a post-punk guitar aesthetic that eschewed heavy-handed pastiche in favor of modern neuroses. Sinuous guitar leads deftly plunge, serrate and splice with insidious resolve while the band asserts mid-tempo conviction and tasteful restraint. Constantly on the brink of a seething barrage, the group retreats into their festering comfort zone, as if unable to cope with the demands of healthy social behavior. To illustrate, Synthetic ID recently performed in a Mission District taco shop and margaritas curdled.





Their debut EP was such a distilled document of sonic maladjustment and bagged-up- but-doin’-damage moodiness that it’s difficult to imagine a more potent offering. Only, Oakland’s 1-2-3-4 Go! Records and Haug's Erste Theke Tonträger is arranging the group’s follow up 12” and judging by this track, Synthetic ID is reacting to their urban locale with more spite, damage and unnerving vitality.






Also check the 1st EP of this unique Band, this Review is the answer if you are asking why:

These three songs have restored my faith in modern punk rock. I had essentially "given up" on most new punk rock a few years ago, but this EP got me pulling out some of my old stuff... Nic Lang chants old-school "oi" style over a driving beat and grinding bass line on White Walls. Between The Lines has a definite post-punk vibe with the same chanting from Nic on the chorus. Every time I play these three songs though, if I am able to keep it turned down at all Throwaway is where I loose all control and either cause hearing damage to myself (with earphones) or scare the neighbors (via home stereo). This may be one of punk rock's all time greatest songs. Yeah that's right, I did just say that. The energy in this song is undeniable. It starts off with a sludgy riff but quickly breaks into a fast paced almost bouncy rhythm with Jake Dudley throwing out some really cool arpeggios and bends on the guitar. Nic amps up the chanting to an impassioned shout on the chorus ("Throwawaaaaay") and there's a breakdown with just Will Litton's drums and Paul Lucich's bass.




Band: http://synthid.blogspot.de/

Montag, 9. Juli 2012

ETT 007 - Endless Column 7"

Coming Soon!




Douglas Burns was in the Observers. Douglas Burns wrote the Observers records, so What's Left Now? Besides, Red Dons - Douglas Burns is now in Endless Column. And Endless Column are just like his other Bands - Beautiful!




But how this Band started? Doug told me: "David Wolf (Daylight Robbery/Pedestrians) & I wanted to do a project together. We decided that over the course of last summer we would write and record some songs together before I moved away from Chicago. He had an old 4-track that he was itching to use, so we recorded everything on that. Eric Watts joined the project on drums. At the end of the summer we wanted to play a show. So, Jim McCann (Tyrades) joined us and we recorded this demo and played our one & only show."
So thats it! enjoy this perfect mixture of Red Dons + Daylight Robbery Songwriting, i love it!!!








Band: http://endlesscolumn.bandcamp.com/

Montag, 7. Mai 2012

ETT 006 - Sedatives - Teenage Runaway b/w Fascists 7"

Out Now!!!

GET IT HERE: Sedatives - Teenage Runaway b​/​w Fascists Limited ETT Version






Yes it is true! The Ottawa Boys strike back! After having given us the first 7''s and the Debut 12" im so happy that they let me put out this new mind blowing 45! The energetic melodies that blast through every Sedatives Song, are simple and mind blowing. This Canadian punk band from Ottawa has released their self-titled album some days ago, and it may just be one of the best things that has ever been produced in the history of melodic punk rock. The harmonizing vocals of the four Gentleman are the perfect balance of aggression and sincerity while the predominant Bass, the Organ and drumbeats keep the motivating energy that drives their music. These four Canadian gentlemen may be held responsibles for having written one of the best songs in ages with ''Slip away'' but this two Songs are also just A - side Songs! Maybe we should mark both Labels with A - Side. The Sedatives dared to go step further and once more set a landmark in the little mundo punko with this new record that will shake your heart and legs!!! You will never be disappointed with this 7" - believe me!!!




1500 are made

150 Clear Vinyl ( ETT Version )
100 Red Vinyl ( P. Trash )
150 White Vinyl ( Red Lounge Records )
1100 Black Vinyl
12 Testpress ( Different Artwork )









Band: http://www.myspace.com/sedativesedatives

Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011

ETT 005 - Vånna Inget - Jag Ska Fly Tills Jag Hittar Hem 7" EP

Out Now!!!


GET IT HERE: Vånna Inget - Jag Ska Fly Tills Jag Hittar Hem EP





NEW SWEDISH BAND WITH ANXIETY, NOISE AND BEAUTIFUL MELODIES

Vånna Inget is punk with pop melodies and melodic vocals. The inspiration for the album is a jumble of Tant Strul, Pink Champagne, The Go-Go's, old Uggla, Håkan Hellström and Marked Men.

The album "Allvar" is filled with musical spontaneity without studio work with to much choirs and guitars and the new EP will be hold this level. It should sound so sad and vivid as possible. The album was recorded in guitarist Tommy Tift (Sista Sekunden) studio by the band themselves, the EP too. I told you that the new EP is the same level, maybe a little bit more sad and vivid and also amazing!

Everyone in the band come from small places around Småland, Sweden and the country rather than the town that inspired the band to this EP. But everybody in the band has now moved to the big cities, away from the small town small mind syndrome.

Singer Karolina Engdahl sings with a passion of a rare luxury, anxiety squirts out of her jaw. Bass player Johan Ottosson laid his bass with depth and with drummer Andréas Almqvist and Tifts guitar; they receive a carpet of beautiful noise.

Band members play in or have played in such great bands like Sista Sekunden, A Good Deed, The Confession, Speakeasy, Civilisationen, The Part Timers and Morsans Gula Blend.

The band has a sound that Swedish bands like Masshysteri, Knugen Faller, Baboon Show, Invasionen, etc. has conveyed the last ten years. Bands that have given punk a little more melodic vein. Vånna Inget have turned down the distortion and added some more minor chords and vocal harmonies but the intensity, anxiety and the energy is there anyway. Sort of like new wave that came after punk explosion in 1977.

Line up:
Karolina Engdahl - Vocals
Tommy Tift - Guitar
Johan Ottosson - Bass
Andréas Almqvist – Drums







After a great debut LP Vånna Inget are back with a 4 Song EP. The promotion text for the 1st release sounds like this:

To our humble ears, the alloy of Scandinavian melancholy and perfect melodies somehow always seems to work whenever we put on Swedish bands like the BOMBETTES, TERRIBLE FEELINGS, VICIOUS or INVASIONEN. But never has a comparable sound emulgated into what awaits to be discovered inside the blurry cover of this record. The unlocked potential of the small-town blues of Småland and the ardent post-teenage angst bundled in 10 songs that slowly burn a hole into a gray and bland surface. Singer Karolina's crystal clear and intense voice covers a tight texture of melodies that brachiate from hookline to hookline, somehow comparable to the early 80s Californian Punk of THE AVENGERS that meets the more New Wave sound of Swedish Feminist-Agit Punk bands TANT STRUL and PINK CHAMPAGNE. The three slower songs on this LP perfectly fit inside the steady mid-tempo and increase the feeling sadness and anxiety expressed im- and explicitely. A piercing ray of sunlight on a cold autumn day.
This LP has all the hallmarks of being a killer instant classic!!!

So we will see what their EP will bring!




1st Press:

1035 are made

85 Clear Vinyl ( ETT Version )
103 White Vinyl ( P. Trash )
258 Black Vinyl - sold out!
150 Turquoise Vinyl ( Jaguar Trust )
103 Purple Vinyl ( Heptown Records )
336 Yellow Vinyl ( Chaos Rurale Records + Band Edition )
5 Testpress ( Different Artwork )


2nd Press:

300 are made

300 Black Vinyl





Und ein Review im Plastic Bomb sagt:

Hah ! Hinter dem unscheinbaren Cover und dem Namen VANNA INGET steckt eine fantastische neue Band, die Erinnerungen an MASSHYSTERI, KNUGEN FALLER und die BABOON SHOW wach werden lässt. Die Sängerin hat eine tolle Stimme und die Songs strömen wunderbare Melodien sowie eine Herz erweichende Melancholie aus. Hinzu kommt die wunderbare schwedische Sprache. All das berührt mich, begeistert mich, spielt sich innerhalb von Sekunden in mein Herz. Hier gewinnt nicht der Schnellste, Lauteste, Härteste, sondern der Einklang von Melodie und Melancholie. Das ist Punk mit Herz, mit einem Sinn für Harmonien und Schönheit. Die Bandmitglieder kommen alle vom Land, aus Kleinstädten und nicht aus den größeren Metropolen, was man den Songs auch anhört. Denn hier hat man alle Zeit der Welt. Es ist nichts zu spüren von der Schnellebigkeit einer sich immer rasanter drehenden Welt. Highlights sind für mich die Songs "tickande bomb" und "alla andra dagar". Tolle Platte ! Micha




Band: http://vannainget.com/





Dienstag, 22. November 2011

ETT 004 - Warsong - The Caravan EP 12"

Sold Out!!!



Ex Insomnio + Ex No Escape - check out the 1st 12" here. From the hot and corrupt Spain comes this icy wind, Warsong. Born as an Insomnio Spin off, and as a change of ideas, they introduce them selves with a rockier intention and more melodic vocals to create their own way. Warsong inherits from Insomnio the strength of the main guitar and the way of working. The Caravan e.p. and their previous Lp Ancient times are entirely recorded at their rehearsal place by their guitar player, José López. This time the feeling of maturity in the sound comes from Hajji Husayn mastering The Caravan at North London Bomb Factory with astonishing results.




1st Press

500 are made

500 Black Vinyl
4 Testpress


2nd Press

100 are made

100 Clear Vinyl ( Tour Edition )



Because I hate to write promotion Stuff, I asked my friend Kalle Stille if he would write me a short review of this new 12" EP and of course Kalle write a Review, because he is a Record Freak since a long time and he love to get a free Record from me, haha! Read it here:


WARSONG - The Caravan EP


Here we go, from the ashes of INSOMNIO and NO ESCAPE comes WARSONG with their second release after their impressive "Ancient times" debut-LP. Five songs: all killer no filler (four original songs plus a Wipers song that hasn't been covered to death - especially not in Spain). On a good day, this record will make out an instant classic, on a bad day you'll have to play it twice to discover the depth and richness of this record, but you definitely won't sell it to anyone else again, because real good records stay forever. If you want to describe the sound of WARSONG, put together a band with a young Clif Hanger (The Freeze) fronting an all star band with the best ingredients from DAG NASTY, ALL, THE WIPERS and the mighty ADOLESCENTS. Your wettest dreams come true, if their subject is pure melodic hardcore-punk in classic 80s style. The more often you play this record the bigger it grows ... and it's damn huge right now.

If you trust a over 40 Year Old Punk Rock Nerd, buy this Record or let it be!!!! Again Mastered by genius Hajji Husayn from the awesome Red Dons












Band: http://warsong.bandcamp.com/

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?3380kezetexg4t2

Donnerstag, 20. Oktober 2011

ETT 003 - No More Art - Peripeteia b/w Evil Eyes 7"

Out Now!!!


GET IT HERE: No More Art - Peripeteia b​/​w Evil Eyes






The next Release on Erste Theke is ready! No More Art is comprised of people from rather dissimilar backgrounds in music, but the elements are easy enough to lay out. There are the surf-drenched guitars, the complementary female vocals, and the rock ‘n’ roll frenzy of X (Los Angeles), some of what has been brewing in Denmark and Sweden over the last decades with bands like MASSHYSTERI / VICIOUS, and NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, but also with lots of melody and leads that is reminiscent of 80's LA bands like SOCIAL DISTORTION and ADOLESCENTS, but with a unique sound of their own as well. Lead singer Milo has been paying her dues for some years now as a singer song writer in her own solo project ROSIE TIE. Drummer Juan Miguel has been busy on the heavier side of music, playing guitar in bands like LOS DOLARES, ETACARINAE, and PELIGRO!, in Barcelona over the past decade. Will has also done time in many bands over the past decade with groups BORN/DEAD, DESOLATION, SUICIDE BOMB, DOPECHARGE, and most recently Portland's RED DONS. Recorded by Dennis Rux at Yeah Yeah Yeah Studios and mastered by RED DONS Hajji Husayn in a 80s sound that made you KBD fans out there forget the modern world. Enjoy the first No More Art songs!




1st Press:

500 are made

400 Black Vinyl ( With normal Center Hole ) - sold out
100 Black Vinyl ( ETT Version - With Big Center Hole )
5 Testpress ( Different Artwork )


2nd Press:

500 are made

500 Black Vinyl




Download: here





Band: http://nomoreart.bandcamp.com/

Samstag, 1. Oktober 2011

NEWS!!!


Whats up!? Want to know what ETT got for you in 2014? The most interesting point is that the new webstore is done! Check the Shop here: http://erstetheke.de Here are the new ETT releases that you can order really soon!


1st: Texas finest killer blues punk band The Real Energy (aka The Energy) are back on track, with their third record.





Members of No Talk, Secret Prostitutes and Wicked Poseur show you what happens when you mix up some rock, glam, punk and psychedelic in a garage blender. If you own the first two records, you should know what you get, if not: The guitars put out as much distortion and reverb as a 70's Marshall can handle. Think Wire's “Pink Flag” with KBD influence, but with howling guitar solos and lyrics that read like the diary of a serial killer and a big glam rock’n’roll influence, check it here!





By the way: The Energys first album will be soon available as an European pressing, out on ETT as well…





2nd: ETT got the repress from IMO one of the best European bands: It’s the s/t EP from Denmark’s weirdest and most talented punk bands, Happy Hookers for Jesus.





A nihilistic feedback orgy in four acts, packed with merciless insanity, screeching guitars, distorted echo-voice and a totally wasted I-don't-give-a-flying-fuck-attitude, all thrown together in a stinky garage. Nothing more to say! Check it out right here!





3rd: The Bay Area is one of the most interesting places for punk these days – one of the most outstanding bands from there are the Cold Circuits!





Shattered guitar sound, mutated post punk basslines creating a danceable despair with bratty darkwave vocals, this is so punk! No garage, no post punk, no deathrock or whatever… Less twitching, more pogoing, but still ravaged by the mounting dissolution and paranoia. A fucking great rhythm section (well known from Synthetic ID) rounds this whole thing down. Cold and bleak with sporadic tinges of fear. If you are a fan of Terrible Feelings and also Rank//Xerox, Cold Circuits will be your new obsession! Keep your eyes open – the 12“ will be limited to 200 copies!





4th: Two bands located in Texas, one was singing in French, the other in Indonesian and I’m gonna put out a Split 7“ for them… Do you know which bands I’m talking about!? If not, here is the answer: Crooked Bangs and Secret Prostitutes. After their stunning first record, Crooked Bangs approach their sound in a way that is sinister but also inviting, a veil of gloom — courtesy of Ginestra’s foreboding vocals and Wendel’s snappy guitar work — with an inducing rhythm section. There are elements of ’70s punk and ’60s garage rock lurking throughout, but these influences don’t override their own ideas. Don't know them!? Here have a look:





On the flip there will be the mysterious reincarnation of KBD Punk. In my opinion there’s no introduction needed!




5th: I really hope that my busy friend Doug Bourns will finish the artwork for the Endless Column 7", which should be out early 2014. This band exists for only a few months now: Daylight Robbery, Red Dons and Observers members teamed up to a super group, check the songs here:











6th: I think four new releases are enough news for you guys, if you need more information for upcoming stuff, check the two videos below and enjoy!








Take care!

Haug