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DWLIVE09
New Lows "DW Live Series 09: Live on WERS"
Format: Digital

The Deathwish Live Series is a series of FREE live recordings of Deathwish affiliated artists. These recordings are from a variety of sources: Radio shows, official and non-official live recordings, bootlegs, and more.

We are giving these recordings away as a thank you to the listeners who continue to support independent music. If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com.

This is an early recording of Boston's New Lows from the "Radio Beat" radio show on WERS. This recording showcases New Lows' no frills hardcore approach in a raw embryonic state. After this session, the band went through a number of lineup changes while creating their infamous "Harvest of the Carcass" album. Now reinvigorated and refocused, New Lows continue to wreak havoc on the hardcore community everywhere.

Photo by Reid Haithcock

Also Available:
New Lows "Harvest of the Carcass" 12"LP/Digital

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DW110
Victims / Kylesa "Split"
Format: 7"EP, Digital

This classic split 7"EP was previously released in Europe by our friends at La Familia. This revamped Deathwish version is a brand new pressing and features killer new artwork and design by Ryan Patterson (Coliseum).

Savannah, Georgia's Kylesa offer a monster of a song in "Pain And Suffering", a sample heavy punk/doom jam that calls to the band member's deep roots within the punk/crust community. Since the recording, Kylesa have gone on to release the "Spiral Shadow" album, which showed the band moving in a more progressive influenced direction. On the B-Side, Sweden's punk/hardcore mainstays Victims offer up "On Our Knees", a buzzsaw of a song recorded by Fred Estby (Dismember, etc) and Nicke Andersson (Entombed, Hellacopters, etc). And if that's not enough, Victims also plow through a version of the Kylesa's "Descend Within", the most infectious song from Kylesa's self titled album on Prank.

Track Listing:
01. Kylesa - Pain and Suffering
02. Victims - On Our Knees
03. Victims - Descend Within

First Press:
330 - Red
780 - Yellow

Second Press:
1100 - Transparent Gold
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DW124
Self Defense Family "I'm Going Through Some Shit b/w All Fruit is Ripe"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



This first installment of Self Defense Family's "Island Series" of recordings.

Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston Jamaica, these songs capture the unique energy of the legendary studio that Bob Marley founded.

"Heavy" is a odd word to invoke when discussing Self Defense Family. Up to this point, the band could be described as tense and challenging, but rarely heavy in the contemporary sense. On this release a "heavy" impression is unavoidable, as Self Defense Family emotionally engages listeners like few others can.

In both songs that make up the release, discordant melodies dance around plodding/building percussion, while Pat Kindlon's croons animate his trademark lyrical wit. Ultimately all of this ignites their torch of DC influence into the mesmerizing inferno that is so unique to them. Beautiful yet flawed, uplifting, yet at the same time, depressing. Without question, this is human music for those reaching for something unpretentious in a world of posturing and temporary trends. A stunning release that does more in two songs than many bands potentially do in a lifetime.

Track Listing:
01. I'm Going Through Some Shit
02. All Fruit Is Ripe

First Press:
65 - Test Presses
290 - Opaque Yellow
707 - Clear Green

Second Press:
939 - Black
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DW130
Punch "Nothing Lasts"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



Punch "Nothing Lasts E.P." is released by a partnership of Deathwish, Discos Huelga, and 625 Thrash.

In June of 2011, Punch piled into their two beat up Honda Civics in San Francisco, CA and set off on a twenty six minute journey to East Palo Alto, CA. With a population of just over four thousand gang members, East Palo Alto may be a peculiar place for a punk band to go, but nestled in its urban isolation is acclaimed engineer Jack Shirley and his Atomic Garden Studios (formerly the ShitBox). There under Shirley's attentive ears, Punch poured their patchwork sound into their latest work, "Nothing Lasts E.P.”

The influences on “Nothing Lasts” are as varied as the 5 members’ musical backgrounds, spending time in bands as diverse as Doppelganger, Loma Prieta, and Bullets In. As with their previous releases “Nothing Lasts” straddles a variety of hardcore sub-genres. From thrash to d-beat to straight up youth crew Punch recombines all of these genres to create something all their own without ever being forced or cheesy (they're vegan, duh). “Nothing Lasts” is a slightly more introspective release for the band which lyrically and musically explores active nihilism – the idea that it is better to actively break down your walls and change yourself rather than to sit around and wait for the world to spoon feed you. Make each moment count because no matter good or bad, nothing lasts.

Track Listing:
01. Do It Yourself
02. Done
03. Time Apart
04. Planning Is Easy
05. Four Letters
06. The Chase
07. How Nothing Lasts

First Press:
100 - Clear
300 - Blue / Black mix
700 - White
2000 - Blue

Second Press:
1000 - Black
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DW86
Ressurection "I Am Not: The Discography"
Format: CD, 2XLP, Digital



Within months the sound and ideologies that dominated the hardcore scene from the mid 80's into early 1990 had literally collapsed as if an entire scene had "grown up" and gave in all at once. Looking back it should have come as no surprise. A scene that was predicated on being an individual had become as pathetically uniform as the world it claimed to disdain. It died because it no longer had a pulse.

In early 1991 a few friends decided that sound, feeling, and emotion was more important than mere memories, and that ideals didn't need to be confined to the sounds of the past. There were no goals, no strategies, and no need to over think what could be. With that, a band was formed, and Ressurection set out to play as loud and as often as possible.

Musical influences? Black Flag, Bl’ast, Absolution, whatever. A message? At times straight edge, at times political and at times just hurt kids. Simply put the idea was to say what you feel and feel what you say, no limitation. Ressurection was noise and feeling.

Between 1991 and 1994 Ressurection played well over a hundred shows around the US while releasing 2 EP's, an LP, and a few tracks on various compilations. The beauty of Ressurection? The sole focus on the energy of the live setting. The downside? That same sole focus on the energy of the live setting. When recording the "I Refuse" LP the band was in heavy debt from touring and used all of the recording budget to pay off their debts leaving $200 to record, mix, and master the record, and of course, buy something to eat during this process. The result was not pretty. Over the years this remained a regret shared by the members of the band.

In 2007, the idea of a discography was brought up to the fine people at Deathwish. Over a four year period, the recording reels were dusted off and Kurt Ballou completed a remix at Godcity Studios. Soon after, additional tracks were collected and the result is the 21 track "I Am Not: The Discography", containing remixes of all three records, the band's first recorded song, as well as their classic live set from KXLU in its entirety.

Track Listing:
01. Build
02. Fuck Your Sympathy
03. Bleed
04. Chains
05. I Refuse
06. Culture
07. Gag
08. Melting Away
09. Suffocate
10. Pretty Love
11. Culture (Redemption EP)
12. Pretty Love (Redemption EP)
13. Blindside (New Age EP)
14. Why (New Age EP)
15. Fuck Your Sympathy (New Age EP)
16. Suffocate (New Age EP)
17. Melting Away (Horizon Comp)
18. On Your Own
19. Out Of Step
20. Their Mind Control (Live)
21. Possess (Live)
22. WPSC Live Set

First Press:
318 - Red
733 - White
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DW123
Living Eyes "Starve For Agony"
Format: 7"EP, Digital



Deathwish are proud to announce the debut 7"EP from Living Eyes.

Four losers make good after multiple stints in the septic tank that is modern U.S. punk/hardcore. Members of Ceremony, Look Back and Laugh, Punch, Talk is Poison, Skin Like Iron, Loma Prieta, Rely, Dead and Gone, California Love, etc. Nods to early North American primitive hardcore and UK punk stone carvings. Oakland.

Track Listing:
01. Occupational Hazard
02. Oblivion
03. God Country
04. Starve For Agony
05. Heathen Blood
06. Hatemaker
07. No Shame
08. Resist

First Press:
130 - Test Presses
100 - Clear w/ Red Splatter
926 - Clear
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DWLIVE08
Deafheaven "DW Live Series 08: Live at The Blacktop"
Format: Digital

The Deathwish Live Series is a series of FREE live recordings of Deathwish affiliated artists. These recordings are from a variety of sources: Radio shows, official and non-official live recordings, bootlegs, and more.

We are giving these recordings away as a thank you to the listeners who continue to support independent music. If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com.

On January 15th, 2011, Deafheaven played a stunning set on a loading dock turned venue called "The Blacktop" in Bell Gardens, California. Also on the show was Low Places, Joyce Manor, and label mates Touche Amore. Deafheaven's performance that night left attendees in awe, serving as the flash point for a whirlwind year for the genre bending band. This is a recording of their entire set from that show.

Recorded by Chris Avis
Photo by Reid Haithcock

Also Available:
Deafheaven "Roads to Judah" CD/LP/Digital

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