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DW155
Death of Lovers "Buried Under a World of Roses"
Format: 12"EP, Digital

Death Of Lovers is a new band featuring current members of Whirr and Nothing, formed from a bond members made while touring together in 2013.

Although Death Of Lovers carries qualities of members previously applauded efforts, they carry a shimmer and fuzz all their own. Dreary vocals, slow motion melody, and plodding percussion swirl together to create a crushingly depressing atmosphere. Kicking up the dust of their prominent influences (Joy Division, The Cure, etc) as they explore the fractured depths the of their uniquely haunting sound. A beautifully addictive introduction to their greatness to come.

Track Listing:
01. Cold Heaven
02. Shaken
03. Buried Under a World of Roses
04. The Blue of Noon

First Press:
1006 - Transparent Gold
656 - Transparent Gold w/ Opaque Light Blue
310 - Opaque Light Blue

Second Press:
1099 - Transparent Blue
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DW153
Self Defense Family "Try Me"
Format: CD, 2XLP, Digital



Your favorite band’s favorite band, Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic, the band has done things their way almost to a fault. Eschewing sing-alongs and easy anthems in favor of personal lyrics, they stand apart from their contemporaries in punk and hardcore. Their strangely tense guitar-work framed within otherwise hook laden songs lends the band an unmistakable sound. Opting to be heavy in emotion rather than heavy in sound.

Led by vocalist, lyricist, and personality Patrick Kindlon, Self Defense Family have extended their branches to organically include touring and session musicians. Allowing them to evolve into a musical collective with more than ten active members at any given time. Interestingly enough, no member of the assemblage has played every show or played on every recording by the collective.

"Try Me", Self Defense Family's latest full length offering, will be released January 7th, 2014 on Deathwish.

Track Listing:
01. Tithe Pig
02. Nail House Music
03. Turn The Fan On
04. Mistress Appears At A Funeral
05. Apport Birds
06. Angelique One
07. Aletta
08. Fear Of Poverty In Old Age
09. Weird Fingering
10. Dingo Fence
11. Angelique Two

First Press:
300 - Clear and Black
700 - White and Black
2000 - Pink and Black
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DW152
Bossk "Pick Up Artist b/w Albatross"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



Bossk are an atmospheric post-everything band from Ashford, Kent, England. The band released four promising recordings ("1", "2", the "3" DVD, and a split EP w/ Rinoa) on their own Eyes Of Sound label before taking temporary hiatus in 2008. After four years of dormancy, Bossk awoke from their slumber collectively inspired to create in 2012. The band then performed at UK's Damnation Festival In the Fall of 2012, and entered the studio to record the "Pick Up Artist". A seven minute textural epic that is crushingly heavy and uniquely melodic. Crashing forward in two unique movements, "Pick Up Artist" has a hypnotic ebb and flow that carries Bossk passed obvious influences (Isis, Neurosis, etc.) as they expand into new uncharted territory. The song was released to the public via free download in the Fall of 2012 to critical acclaim:

"…Perhaps, after the demise of Isis, Bossk are gunning for the vacated crown of post-metal kings. Keep this up and there's a good chance they'll get there…" - The Free Record Blog

"…lives up to the unrealistic expectations I set for it…" - Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"4.5...Superb..." - Sputnik Music

In 2013, Bossk completed a UK Tour (their first in four years) with Dragged Into Sunlight. The band also managed to enter the studio to record a version of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". A beautiful track that allows Bossk to explore the more serene peaks and valleys of their ever evolving sound. Deathwish are proud to announce a limited vinyl release of these two spectacular songs as one 7"EP.

Track Listing
01. Pick Up Artist
02. Albatross

First Press
330 - Transparent Green w/ Black Smoke
800 - Transparent Gold
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DW149
Harm Wülf "There's Honey In The Soil, So We Wait For The Till..."
Format: 12"LP, Digital



Harm Wülf is the bedroom musical entity of G. Hirsch, known for his moving lyrical and vocal contributions in Philadelphia's Blacklisted. Harm Wülf's debut album is a collection of songs which touch upon the dark and rustic themes of solitude and aging disappointment. Inspired by a wide range of artists: from the tranquil resonance of Low, rhythmic acoustic strumming of Strength Through Joy and the ascending power of Angels Of Light, to the insular, grotesque Americana of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O'connor. Most times sparse and austere, others apocalyptically orchestrated, Harm Wülf has the sound of something long since missing.

Track Listing:
01. Old Fur
02. Silk Soul
03. Astral Oblivion
04. When Old Becomes New
05. More Weight
06. Spectrum Blues
07. We Hold Empty Names
08. Bone Picker
09. There's Honey In The Soil So We Wait For The Till (I&II)

First Press:
300 - Black in Clear
700 - White

Second Press:
1000 - Silver
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DW148
Doomriders "Grand Blood"
Format: CD, LP, Digital



"Grand Blood" from Doomriders is the follow up to their highly regarded 2010 album "Darkness Comes Alive". "Grand Blood" was engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, and features artwork from Thomas Hooper as well as packaging from Ryan Patterson (Coliseum) and J. Bannon.

Where "Darkness Comes Alive" was smooth and heavy in tone "Grand Blood" is jagged and hard in its heart. "Grand Blood" is Doomriders pushing themselves into wilder sonic territory previously unexplored by the band. In songs like "Back Taxes" and "Bad Vibes", an angular noise rock influence takes the lead, creating a harsh and charged environment. Not to fret, the hooks Doomriders are known for are as sharp as ever though, sinking into songs like the personal "Dead Friends" and melodious and emotional "Gone to Hell". Two songs that impressively showcase Nate Newton's evolving vocal ability. While monsters "Father Midnight", "New Pyramids", and "Death In Heat" are Doomriders at their heaviest and discordant to date. All complimented by new drummer Q (Magic Circle, Clouds, etc), whose frantic style powers this genre crossing masterpiece.

Track Listing:
01. New Pyramids
02. Mankind
03. Grand Blood
04. Bad Vibes
05. Dead Friends
06. Death In Heat
07. We Live In The Shadows
08. Gone To Hell
09. Back Taxes
10. Father Midnight

First Press:
300 - River Of Blood
700 - Bone and Blood
4000 - Opaque Purple
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DW151
Touché Amoré "Is Survived By"
Format: CD, LP, Deluxe LP, Digital



"Is Survived By" is the anticipated new album from Touche Amore, produced and engineered by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate, etc) and mastered by Hans DeKline (Lisa Loeb, mewithoutYou, etc).

"Is Survived By" shows Touche Amore embracing a maturation of their trademark melancholy. The sounds are welcomingly familiar; inspired percussion amid a sea of imaginative guitars and impassioned vocals. However, the underlying unrest is more complex and touching than any previous Touche Amore release before it. Simply put, these are not simple "love" songs that dwell in the past, but complex "life" songs about living in the present. Throughout the entire album vocalist/lyricist Jeremy Bolm digs deeper in search of personal catharsis, allowing us to relate to his drive to be clearly heard, truly understood, and unapologetically remembered. "Is Survived By" not only shows growth in subject matter but musicianship for Touche Amore. The jangly guitar work of Clayton Stevens and Nick Steinhardt is on a new level here. Throughout the release they effortlessly entangle one another to construct beautiful yet unexpected melodies. While the explosive rhythm section of Tyler Kirby and Elliot Babin shines in the frenetic pace they keep. Achieving a stunning balance of hook laden listenability and emotion.

Without question, "Is Survived By" is another masterwork from Touche Amore. More importantly, it is a release that lives up to the promise of past releases while not repeating it. Not a departure, but a continuation down the remarkable road that they alone travel.

Track Listing:
01. Just Exist
02. To Write Content
03. Praise / Love
04. Anyone / Anything
05. DNA
06. Harbor
07. Kerosene
08. Blue Angel
09. Social Caterpillar
10. Non Fiction
11. Steps
12. Is Survived By

First Press:
100 - Clear
299 - White
397 - Transparent Dark Blue
698 - Transparent Light Blue
2006 - Clear / Cyan Mix
11499 - Opaque Blue
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DW150
Modern Life Is War "Fever Hunting"
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Modern Life Is War are one of the most beloved bands in the punk rock/hardcore world of the last decade, appealing to everyone from the jaded to the driven. The band released three highly influential albums before announcing a temporary hiatus in 2007.

"Fever Hunting" is Modern Life is War's triumphant 2013 return to form with original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich in place. A true story of their collective coming of age, "Fever Hunting" plays and reads as an open diary of their last five years. Exposing every frayed nerve and internal struggle that it's creators carried deep within their hearts. Impassioned, embattled, and forever resilient to the world outside.

From the first strikes of the anthemic opener "Old Fears, New Frontiers" it's apparent that Modern Life Is War have not lost a step in absence, but have quickened pace on their own path. From there, the outpouring is overwhelming as eleven songs unfurl with equal and unmatched emotional weight. All of them bravely moving forward rather than resting on past laurels. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, etc) and Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Engineering (From Ashes Rise, etc).

Track Listing:
01. Old Fears, New Frontiers
02. Health, Wealth, & Peace
03. Chasing My Tail
04. Media Cunt
05. Blind Are Breeding
06. Fever Hunting
07. Dark Water
08. Brothers In Arms Forever
09. Currency
10. Cracked Sidewalk Surfer
11. Find a Way

First Press:
300 - Mint Green / Kelly Green Mix
500 - Mint Green / Olive Green
700 - Olive Green / Grey
3500 - Olive Green

Second Press:
2000 - Bone
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