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Three new Canadian punk/hardcore records out this month on Ugly Pop:

PROXY - Slow Suicide 45 (UP047)
VALLEY BOYS - Drone Attack EP (UP048)
SFH - Mayor On Crack 45 (UP049)

Three new Canadian punk/hardcore records out this month on Ugly Pop:

PROXY - Slow Suicide 45 (UP047)
VALLEY BOYS - Drone Attack EP (UP048)
SFH - Mayor On Crack 45 (UP049)

Record Release Gig for SFH “Mayor On Crack” 45 and STRANGE ATTRACTOR “Barely Doing Crime” EP. Toronto, April 26.

Record Release Gig for SFH “Mayor On Crack” 45 and STRANGE ATTRACTOR “Barely Doing Crime” EP. Toronto, April 26.

blankstaresatthelake:

"This just ain’t my world…"

The (currently mothballed) record label I run, Bancroft Records, released this single by Wisconsin band the Goodnight Loving in 2008.

For a couple years preceding the release I had a couple demo’s by the band and played them quite often. This song stuck with me especially. I think it had something to do with living in the Great Lakes, going up north and the summer romances that would occur. It became a perennial fixture on all summer mix tapes I’ve made to this day.

When the band recorded their debut album with Greg Cartwright (Oblivians/Reigning Sound) for Dusty Medical they dropped me a note that they saved this track for me as I had been bugging them for awhile to let me put a record out by them and they knew how much I loved the song. Along with this a-side the flip had two “more rustic and weepy” numbers “Wisconsin Avenue" and "Pay Phone."

While organizing some records and so on last night I found a pinch of these stashed away. I would like to find good homes for them for $6.50 in the USA (shipping included.) Drop me an email at smashintransistors@yahoo.com if more details and price for International orders.

I also have a scant few copies of the Flips “That Girl Stacy" and the 2nd pressing of the Mystery Girls "Turned On, Tuning In" that I put too if anyone is looking. All the other Bancroft Records releases are long gone though so don’t ask as I just have my own personal copies and no extras.

X - Aspirations LP (UP054)
This Sydney band’s 1979 debut is one of the all-time great Australian records, a devastatingly tough yet diverse album featuring 14 tracks of superb punk rock seething with urgency and barely-restrained desperation. This antipodean classic has fallen out of print again in recent years but should always be available, so Ugly Pop is pleased to announce that we’ll be reissuing it this summer with new insert and unseen photos.

X - X-Spurts LP (UP055)
Before their legendary debut LP, X recorded a 1977 demo session that remains a brilliant ten-track snapshot of the period, and a treasure for anyone with an interest in world-wide first wave punk. 37 years on, Ugly Pop presents the first ever vinyl appearance of this seminal document.

I spent some time this morning at Greg Dick’s, listening to the Kimona Nails studio session from April ‘83. Members of Dream Dates, Forgotten Rebels, Direct Action and BFG doing excellent hard glammy punk rock in the style of Heartbreakers, Dolls, Joneses and early Teenage Head, with no wussy ballad/hair band damage. Hard to believe something this great has been sitting unheard in a box for over three decades, but I promise that anyone who likes loud, raw guitars will be all over this.

It’s a 27 minute session with zero duds, so mini LP, not a 45. First song is a completely ripping version of Dream Dates hit “Heart Attack Rhythm”, just as raw but just a little faster and burlier. Expect late spring release for this LP!

Record shop profile: Good Music in Toronto

vinylhunt:

Toronto, Canada Good Music is down the familiar black and white striped staircase of the Black Market on Queen Street, where I can already hear the early 80s punk music blasting over the sound system. It’s been years since my last visit but the smell and sounds haven’t changed.

Via blogTO

In a city with several new *real* record stores, this thing has no chance of success.

PF COMMANDO - Rough Sound EP (UP051)
As if it wasn’t cool enough to be able to reissue their debut LP, Ugly Pop is now very proud to announce that we’ll soon be reissuing PUNK FORCE COMMANDO’s killer 1980 “Rough Sound” EP. Absolute top shelf pure punk rock here!