YOUTH CODE “A PLACE TO STAND” and COLLECTION CD “AN OVERTURE” AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER

 

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Youth Code : A Place to Stand 12” EP  

Youth Code’s latest release, A Place To Stand, is an expression of rage that could only come from Los Angeles. Perfectly capturing the frustration and claustrophobia of the early 80s LA hardcore scene but re-appropriating that aggression and melding it to the strict, pounding electronics of classic industrial. Produced by Josh Eustis (Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons of Magdalene), Side A of A Place to Stand features four new Youth Code tracks that showcase the band exploring an evolved sense of melodic synth work and more varied tempos than anything they have released to date. From the pure adrenal rush of opening track, “Consumed By Guilt” and the Wax Trax-esque dance floor anthem “To Burn Your World” to the lush synthscape melodies of “For I Am Cursed” You can hear Ryan George and Sara Taylor perfectly balancing respect for their elders whilst creating something that’s uniquely their own. Rounding out the Youth Code originals on Side A, “A Litany (A Place To Stand)” figuratively stands out, as it is a spoken-word diatribe on society that encapsulates the feeling of the entire record.

Side B of “A Place to Stand” collects four remixes of earlier Youth Code tracks, from artists as diverse as Corrections House’s Sanford Parker, Sub Pop signed avant rap crew Clipping., industrial / EBM mainstays God Module & the dark and minimal techno mastermind, Silent Servant.  What makes A Place to Stand exceptional is Youth Code’s ability to coax raw, organic emotion out of cold, primitive synths. A trait that stems from the band’s peculiar genesis.

(Matte finish jacket with spot gloss logo overlay! Limited to 100 on Blood Splatter [SOLD OUT], 400 on Marble, and 500 on Clear Bottle Green)

PRE-ORDER NOW – SHIPPING 9/23

Check out the first single, Consuming Guilt, over at Pitchfork

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Youth Code : An Overture CD

Youth Code presents a CD collection entitled An Overture comprising their four brand new songs off their 12” EP “A Place to Stand”, along with 2013′s incredible debut self-titled LP, as well as the breakout single 7” from Angry Love Productions.  16 tracks in total.

PRE-ORDER NOW – SHIPPING 9/23

Check out Youth Code as they tour North America this winter as part of the Alliance of Sound Tour featuring Skinny Puppy, VNV Nation and Haujobb.

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New album by NYC synth post punk outfit YOU.

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YOU. : Sunchaser LP – Limited 500

NYC post-punk outfit YOU. may have a heart that beats for Detroit (vocalist and founding member Trever Millay and synth/drum programmer Brad Taormina both hail from there), but the soul of their music stretches far beyond the Midwest. Sunchaser is their third record, and first for Dais, and also their first to feature their expanded lineup of guitarist Scott Kiernan and bassist Lee Lichtsinn.

YOU.’s music up to this point has always pitted its more reflective elements against the austerity of electronics, not so much as to create a warm sound as to invite the listener in as respite from the cold. Sunchaser refines those qualities, almost to the point of reinvention. There are humans, and humanity, beneath the shell, and YOU. makes the most of the studio environment to bring this across. Tracks like “Breaking Collapse” and the title track push simple, effective melodies in the face of austerity, and make the stone walls collapse, beaming with hope in the face of adversity, while still retaining a distant, reserved presence. Opening track “Feral” gallops along the loose swing of Taormina’s drum machine, evoking Suicide’s pulse and using it to somewhat brighter means. The entirety of Sunchaser was recorded by Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth) at Heaven Street, and his previous work with YOU. informs the care he put into the production, rendered soft and discreet, the sound of systems working thanklessly in the dead of night to keep us alive and safe.

Edition of 500 vinyl copies and available digitally. Release due on August 26, 2014.

Listen to the track “Feral” off the new album, Sunchaser, by YOU. 

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$16.00 – Click to pre-order – Available on August 26, 2014

New collaboration single by Tor Lundvall & Leila Abdul-Rauf

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Leila Abdul-Rauf & Tor Lundvall : Ibis / Quiet Seaside 7” – Limited 300

Over the past few years, Tor Lundvall has thoughtfully displayed his ambient sound works in connection with Dais Records, releasing two retrospective multi-disc box sets and two full length albums. Apart from his collaboration with Tony Wakeford on Autumn Calls, collaborations with others have been extremely rare. Tor and multi-instrumentalist, Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum / Hammers of Misfortune / formerly of Amber Asylum) first got in touch in late 2011. Their exchanges eventually led to a musical collaboration of both like-minded artists joining in to illustrate their unique and personal visions of nature, life and art.

During a visit to Lundvall’s home in May 2012, Leila wrote a spontaneous track on Tor’s Winter Piano entitled Ibis. Tor recorded and engineered the track along with Leila’s vocals. Later that month, Lundvall added various sounds and ambient washes to the mix. A solo version of Ibis, featuring the original piano / vocals but with additional horn, was released on Abdul-Rauf’s debut LP Cold and Cloud on Saadi Saati Records in 2013 (Lundvall also designed the sleeve and created the cover art for this LP). The earlier, collaborative version of Ibis has remained unreleased until now. It was agreed that a 7″ was the perfect format.

On the reverse, Lundvall has written a new piece entitled Quiet Seaside constructed around Abdul-Rauf’s guitar riffs which Lundvall also recorded during her 2012 visit. The track captures Tor’s signature lush keyboard and ambient whirl. The early mix was sent to Leila who worked in her slow-moving brass performance and textured tone scales to make this work as introspective as it is beautiful.

Limited edition of 300 vinyl copies featuring artwork by Tor Lundvall.  Release due on August 5, 2014.

Listen to Quiet Seaside 

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$8.00 – Click to pre-order now – Available August 5, 2014

New 7” releases by legendary experimental composer Maurizio Bianchi & avant-noise outfit Sissy Spacek

 

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Maurizio Bianchi : Amentest 7” – Limited 300

The late 70′s rejection of punk and rock-oriented music within select underground subcultures was signified by the works of of bands like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Whitehouse. Using their network of record labels and propaganda, these like-minded noise makers created a sound and aesthetic that is known far and wide as something quite English.  But in Italy, a storm was slowly brewing in the works of a lone composer by the name of Maurizio Bianchi.   Starting in 1979, Bianchi formed his earliest sketches of abstract loop composition under the pseudonym Sacher-Pelz.  After only a few months, he felt it was time to start producing more conceptual works under his given name, sometimes shortening his authorship to only MB.  The following years saw some of industrial and ambient music’s most  genre defining works. Rumors surrounded a series of mischievous unauthorized releases only to be contradicted by his humble and earnest willingness to collaborate with other like minded composers coincidentally followed up by his ominous “disappearance” from music during the late 80′s / early 90′s.  His various comebacks always showed MB to be the master of his own device who undoubtedly influenced and inspired thousands of musicians, artists and composers with his creative output.  Most recently, MB has been reflective on his 35 year history in music and the impact he has had on it. His recent works show MB as undoubtedly reflective yet remaining persistently original.

Amentest is Bianchi’s most recent work employing the 7” single format, a medium that MB has only dabbled in briefly. Keeping his abrasive rhythmic sounds, beautiful use of delay patterns and selective subject matters at hand, MB’s genius still shows that he is as relevant today as he was back when he was quietly manufacturing his echoed sound sculptures in the foothills of Italy in 1979.

Limited to 300 copies. Edited by Kris Lapke (Alberich) with artwork by Ryan Martin (York Factory Complaint / Dais).

$8.00 – CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

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Sissy Spacek : Lead Their Exit 7” – Limited 300

On Xmas day in 1999, the channels of the noise canon received a new entry into its ranks by the name of Sissy Spacek. 15 years later, the outfit, held together by core members John Wiese & Charlie Mumma, has left a littered trail of damaged recordings and countless performances in its wake.  Known for it’s cult output and conceptual performances—each idea folding over the last to create havoc in the way that most would care to avoid, Sissy Spacek takes this all head on.  Their newest 7” shows the band exploring song-based material (see also their live shows), employing it’s newest member Sara Taylor to provide vocal accompaniment to their special brand of furious destruction.  To those familiar with their previous works on PPM, Chondritic Sound, Gilgongo or Wiese’s own Helicopter imprint, one will instantly welcome their signature hybrid of grindcore blasts and avant-garde sensibility and remain captured by the band’s semblance of leftfield song writing.

Limited to 300 copies.

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New black metal onslaught by Los Angeles’ hate thrash trio Harassor

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Harassor : Into Unknown Depths LP – Limited 300

Unrelenting raw black metal fused with punishing death-laced thrash punk, L.A.’s hate fueled trio Harassor drop their newest statement of destruction and apocalypse on Dais Records with Into Unknown Depths.  For the past 10 years, the band’s output has seen releases on Husk, Nostilevo and their own Rising Beast and Universal Consciousness imprints, which lead to the bands arrival on the Southern Lord’s lauded 2011 compilation The Power of the Riff.  Singer Pete Majors blood splattered live performances use black metal tradition but appropriate the bleak landscapes of their own creation to recognize their hellish, bleak dismissal of the human race.  Drummer Sandor GF (a.k.a Lord Time) alongside guitarist James “Roach” Brown III (a.k.a. the infamous Lord Foul / Moonknight) pull together a demonic metal assault of unholy blasphemy and sinister hostility.  Subversive as it is demonic, Into Unknown Depths reeks of true underground blackened hate.

Limited to 300 copies. (50 on “Dirty Snow” Vinyl, 250 on Black vinyl)

ALL “DIRTY SNOW” VINYL EDITIONS COME WITH A LIMITED EDITION HARASSOR PATCH!

Listen to Die Forever by Harassor

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$16.00 – CLICK TO ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE MAY 27