SOCIEDAD SECRETA DEL VACIO EP OUT NOW
A new colorful degree of Tijuana DIY brings us SOCIEDAD SECRETA DEL VACIO. This project features ex-members of Maladie, Satie, Walle, and co-conspirators of the infamous Paradox Pedals. SOCIEDAD SECRETA DEL VACIO is a three piece instrumental melodic noise post-punk/hardcore group who takes their approach to new loud hypnotic oscillating levels. Their debut EP RESET is a serious dance through tenured beats, exploding rhythms, flirty melodies, fuzzed out riffage, thoughtful noise, and charming poise on infinite repeat. Moody yet soulful, fierce but cunning, well versed, optimistic, and of course brutal when needed. This is a no nonsense execution of a debut release. For fans of all things Ethospine Noise. Pop and lock your way to getting your hands on this cassette.
Limited to 250.
In related news, SOCIEDAD SECRETA DEL VACIO will be doing a short stint of shows with Ethospine Noise culprits MOXIEBEAT, XHENDRIX, and MALASTARE in Guadalajara, Toluca, and D.F. where all will join ANNAPURA for LXS GRISES FEST! ANNAPURA’s test press has been approved and we are anticipating a spring debut 7″, celebrating Ethospine Noise’s 30th release to date! As always, the economy will not boom, but your stereo must.
Marrón will be performing witg Government Flu (Poland), HAARM, and Skullcrack on Tuesday, September 6th at
PROGRAMME SKATE & SOUND at 2495 E Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831, www.programmehq.com
Limited 250 cassettes available through web store
ESN-028 “Days of future thrash” The sons of Tijuana are back at it again without a doubt. This extension of the late great WALLE bring the birth of XHENDRIX, the brain child of Rene Bocanegra and Victor Villarespe. This twisted mixture of psychedelic powerviolence, classic 80’s hardcore riffage, post primitive punk, decadent bass licks, and retro 70’s stoner rock flare (not in the vein of Toni Iommi, but dare we say, Hendrix?). This debut cassette EP from XHENDRIX toasts the lineage of their prominence and tenure to Tijuana DIY hardcore. With this new project, Bocanegra and Villarespe have teamed up with drummer Sergio Picos to continue their never-ending genre-bending assault. Ambitious and unapologetic, this you must hear and experience. Recorded at Earth Capitol by Alex Estrada. Packaging designed by Picos.
ESN-027 – Released in October of 2015, NEW RUIN’s debut release encapsulates the band’s social consciousness and reverberating live performances. Taking influences from punk, hardcore, and new wave, the eponymous release’s seven tracks integrate melodic interludes through a wall of sound. With songs about deindustrialization, alienation, dirty wars, and the will to resist, their work aims to humanize communities often forgotten, suppressed, or struggling to reclaim themselves from the grips of capitalism and imperialism. All music was written by NEW RUIN. All lyrics were written by Anna Quinones and Kevan Aguilar. Artwork by Tomas Acosta. Recorded at Beware House studio in Orange, CA with Chung Il Kwon and Matt Pathmajeyan.
Limited 150 CD release available through web store
ESN-026 WASTE AGE’s self-titled EP demonstrates complex, layered, musical patterns that continue the moody melodies of what you could only expect from another Chung Il Kwon project. Following their 2013 split 10” with Pittsburgh’s EDHOCHULI, this record captures the band’s pronounced songwriting, honing their intricacies, making their musicianship feel effortless. Intertwining guitars each in different tunings and deep groovy-dark keyboards fill the room. This EP is full of rich harmonies – vibrant and on-point, and a lot of hair to back up the punching drums. A punk approach to post-rock, both playfully elaborate and raw. Soul-punk at its finest. “Their best release to date” – anonymous KUCR DJ. Okay, Elliot Fong said it. Art by Fritz Aragon. Recorded by the band themselves at their very own Beware House.
Limited release of 217 Cassettes on the web store
ESN- 025 “Frecuencia de Corte” is the first and final full length of the now deceased JACQUES COUSTEAU hailing from Mexico City. It is the follow-up release to their 2014 7’’ split with MONOGITARI. “Frecuencia de Corte” executes a deliberating beautifully composed brutal attack on the senses. A definite pleaser for those experiencing boredom from contemporary hardcore. JACQUES COUSTEAU creates a space for new noise and fresh ears. This session is truly epochs in seconds. Words cannot give enough justice to “Frecuencia de Corte” but rather something that is to be experienced. Tracks on this album range from six seconds to two-and-a-half minutes. Fast, explosive, rhythmically clustered, chaotically flustered, creating complex layers that are linear, noisy, and jazz infused. Blown out throaty vocals, heavy driving bass lines, accompanied by jangly, crunchy, spazzed out guitars. All pieced together with soulful drum signatures navigating into disarray, making their sound even more artful, unique and apparent. Caution: Do not drink their water, unless you want the best acid trip Mexico has to offer.
LEUCROTA / NEW RUIN / ANNAPURA will be detonating their sound through Mexico for a few dates in Feb. Check them out and make sure to crowd surf the guitar player of New Ruin—that’s ALL he has ever wanted in life!
October 17th at 3:00pm, Moustache Bar, Madero 1250, Centro Tijuana, $100 pesos (around $6) Admission
ANNA PURA (DF) • DAYS OF STRUGGLE • FISSURE (CA) • HARUKA • JACQUES COUSTEAU (DF) • LEFT ASTRAY (CA) • MALASTARE (GDL) • MALINCHISTA (CA) • MOXIEBEAT (CA) • NEW RUIN (CA) • PESADILLA • SOCIEDAD SECRETA DEL VACÍO • TERROR CÓSMICO (DF) • TORMENTAS (DF) • VRIL (CA) • WALLE • ZETA (VEN)
October 18th at 3:00pm, Blood Orange Infoshop, 3485 University Ave, Riverside 92506, $10 Admission
ANNA PURA (MX) • DFMK (TJ) • GHOSTLIMB • HARUKA • HOT NERDS • JACQUES COUSTEAU (MX) • LIFE OF REFUSAL • MARRÓN • MOXIEBEAT • NEW RUIN • TERROR CÓSMICO (MX) • TORMENTAS (MX)
The full Marrón 12″ e.p. is now streaming online at takeitback.bandcamp.com.
- Pre-order for the Marrón album will be available in Europe through TAKE IT BACK out of Germany.
- For U.S. orders, Ethospine Noise: www.ethospine.com/store.
- All pre-orders through Ethospine Noise will receive a free poster from album cover artists, Pavel Acevedo: www.pavel-acevedo.net
- Ebullition mailorder at Ebullition Records
- A review of the demo by SLOAN is here (Hungarian, might need to translate): unitedbysloane.blogspot.hu