Cult Leader "Useless Animal"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Cult Leader are a chaotically aggressive band from Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Useless Animal” is the three song follow up to their acclaimed debut, “Nothing For Us Here” (Deathwish 2014). Both “Useless Animal” and “Gutter Gods” are full bore assaults on the senses. A grinding combination of otherworldly heaviness and deafening distortion. Both played with a guttural ferocity and rage that few bands could ever tap into. The B-Side, however, shows Cult Leader expanding their sonic horizons. Joining forces with Subrosa members for a stunning cover of the Mark Kozelek & Desertshore number “You Are Not My Blood”. Paying respect to the somber original while still infecting it with their own brand of creative darkness.
01. Useless Animal
02. Gutter Gods
03. You Are Not My Blood
313 - Transparent Red w/ Black Splatter
733 - Transparent Blue
1014 - Gold
Cold Cave "Full Cold Moon"
Cold Cave is the creative rebirth of acclaimed musician and writer Wesley Eisold. Cutting his teeth in underground bands American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) and Some Girls, Eisold's body of work has truly effected a generation of listeners. Through constant cross-pollination Eisold has gained mass appeal, influencing underground and popular culture with his ever evolving artistic vision.
With an already prolific number of releases, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres. Propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails, among others.
Deathwish are proud to announce “Full Cold Moon” from Cold Cave, now for the first time on 12”LP vinyl format (a CD collection was released on Eisold’s Heartworm imprint in 2014).
“Full Cold Moon” is a compilation of EP recordings originally individually released in 2013, now presented as one collection; “A Little Death to Laugh”, “Oceans With No End”, “God Made the World”, “Black Boots”, and “Nausea, the Earth and Me”. Notably this is also the first vinyl appearance of the song “Dandelion” as well as the entire “Nausea, the Earth and Me” EP (previously only available on limited CD and Digital formats). This is Cold Cave at it’s most artistically skeletal, similar to the celebrated “Cremations” and “Love Comes Close” releases. Twelve minimal compositions driven by Eisold’s synth derived hooks, alluring vocals, and compelling character.
01. A Little Death To Laugh
02. Young Prisoner Dreams of Romance
03. Tristan Corbiére
04. Oceans With No End
05. People Are Poison
06. God Made the World
08. Black Boots
09. Meaningful Life
10. Nausea, the Earth and Me
11. Don't Blow Up the Moon
12. Beaten 1979
315 - White
1742 - Black
Fucked Up "Year of the Hare"
Format: 12"LP, Digital
Fucked Up are one of the most prolific hardcore punk bands of our generation. Since their 2001 inception, they’ve challenged listeners with thoughtful artful chaos and a seemingly limitless drive for musical experimentation. Because of this, they’ve also become a record collectors worst nightmare; releasing over 80 recordings and collaborations on countless labels that include Arts & Crafts, Matador, Jade Tree, and more.
Fucked Up “Year of the Hare” is the latest installment of their Zodiac themed releases. Over a two year period, it was recorded and constructed at Electrical Audio, Key Club Studios, and Candle Studios. Title track “Year of the Hare” is a 21 minute epic that frantically mixes traditional instrumentation, piano/synths, flutes and sax, experimental editing/soundscapes, and guest vocals from great Isla Craig into one dizzying experience. While B-Side “California Cold” slowly builds and deconstructs over an 8 and a half minute stretch. Organically shifting from jangly melodic-punk anthem into a fuzzed out psychedelic jam session. Eclectically blending musical styles and voices in the most, well, Fucked Up way possible.
01. Year of the Hare (21:38)
02. California Cold (8:21)
263 - Gold
735 - White
2048 - Black
Modern Life Is War "Witness Reissue"
Format: 12"LP, CD, Digital
In conjunction with the 10 year anniversary of “Witness”, we are proud to announce a complete revamping of this seminal album. Along with a spectacular remastering job by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege, packaging for both CD and Vinyl formats has also been drastically improved. For the first time ever, the vinyl version is presented in a Deluxe Gatefold Jacket w/ a 12”X12” 28 Page Booklet. While the CD version comes in new Eco-Friendly packaging w/ a 28 Page Booklet. Both formats also include additional liner notes from listeners worldwide.
Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, "Witness" is not only musical progression for the band, but artistic perfection. "Witness" is their true story of real life struggle in contemporary rural America. As importantly, "Witness" is also their artistic journey into the soul of personal rebellion. An introspective gaze into the bitter exile of their own lost generation. Lyrically captivating, musically discordant, and soulfully haunting, Both the crowning achievement and well worn scar we all long to artistically create. Saying the words that we all wished we could say, in the name of the pain, beauty, and the hardship of living.
01. The Outsiders (AKA Hell Is For Heroes Part I)
02. Martin Atchet
03. John and Jimmy
06. Young Man On A Spree
07. I'm Not Ready
08. Young Man Blues
09. Hair Raising Accounts of Restless Ghosts (AKA Hell Is For Heroes Part II)
312 - Blue / Silver Mix
307 - Opaque Blue in Cloudy Clear
511 - 180 Gram Black
1048 - Silver
Coliseum "Anxiety's Kiss"
Format: CD, LP, Cassette, Digital
Founded by Louisville musician Ryan Patterson and including Kayhan Vaziri and Carter Wilson, power trio Coliseum have grown to become one of today's quintessential contemporary punk bands. Successfully melding progressive musicianship, hardcore fervor, and vital social awareness into one constantly evolving artistic vision.
Over the last decade Coliseum have released music on a host of labels including; Temporary Residence, Relapse, Level Plane, Auxiliary (Ryan’s own label), and Deathwish.
“Anxiety’s Kiss” is the new album from Coliseum, recorded at The Magpie Cage by producer/engineer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines). “Anxiety’s Kiss” is a hook-laden maturation of the Coliseum sound. Nods to their early D-Beat leanings are there, but it is their willingness to embrace Post-Punk melody and explore the space between notes that make “Anxiety’s Kiss” so alluring. Confidently growing within the punk world, without ever leaving it behind.
“We Are The Water” kicks things off with a synth-driven stomp while lyrically serving as a poignant social awakening and call for human empathy. Amidst a tangle and twang of melody, “Course Correction” and “Wrong/Goodbye” then emerge to tackle the ripe subjects of class division and police brutality. “Drums & Amplifiers” picks up pace, taking on those who reflect on their punk past rather than absorb the spirit that still charges the air around us. It’s not all social and subcultural commentary though. The dizzying “Dark Light Of Seduction” and sultry “Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh” (where J. Robbins guests performing the BulBul Tarang) are darkly provocative narratives about the power of lust and love. In soul and tone, they both interject an emotional underbelly to it all. Robbins also adds bass on “Comedown”, an industrial-tinged romp led by Vaziri’s baritone guitar and Wilson’s booming toms. Coincidentally, it is also the first Coliseum song ever recorded to not feature Patterson on guitar. “Sunlight in a Snowstorm” is the band at their most melodic, with a snow-covered New York City as its lyrical backdrop. The high beam lit, cinematic noir of “Driver at Dusk” and infectious, fuzzed-out “Escape Yr Skull” lastly descend to close out the album. A flawless, yin and yang pairing that is Coliseum at the peak of their experimental and anthemic powers.
01. We Are The Water
02. Course Correction
04. Drums & Amplifiers
05. Dark Life Of Seduction
06. Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh
08. Sunlight In A Snowstorm
09. Driver At Dusk
10. Escape Yr Skull
315 - Clear w/ Splatter
733 - Semi-Transparent Brown
1047 - Silver
300 - Cassette Tape
Self Defense Family "Talia b/w Taxying"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Available exclusively from the Deathwish Store beginning on Record Store Day, April 18th, 2015. Features "Talia" the first single from Self Defense Family's "Heaven Is Earth" album as well as an exclusive B-side "Taxying".
Limited 1000 copies on Black vinyl.
Burning Love "Down So Long b/w Medicine Man"
Format: 7"EP, Digital
Burning Love are an unapologetic punk band from Toronto, fronted by vocalist/lyricist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Left For Dead, Ruination, etc). Burning Love's approach is more nuanced than his previous bands. Mixing raw melody and swagger (akin to Laughing Hyenas, Poison Idea, etc) into their hardcore blood. Since 2007, Burning Love have released a number of records on labels like Deranged, High Anxiety, and Southern Lord.
"Down So Long" b/w "Medicine Man" is a two song banger of an EP, recorded by Josh Korody at Candle in Toronto (Fucked Up, etc). Opener "Down So Long" emerges from ghostly feedback with an unrelenting punk romp. Lyrically addressing the social chaos of our world askew, despite the illusion of military and political order. While the infectious "Medicine Man" addresses fashionable drug addiction in the punk world, despite the trail of havoc that it cuts through the most wounded of world populations.
01. Down So Long
02. Medicine Man
03. Secret Solace (Digital Only)
329 - White
769 - Clear w/ White Smoke
1091 - Grey