TLAL 2018 Releases

Newly out:
TLAL137 – Hummingbird Of Death – Forbidden Techniques LP

Newest release from these Boise fastcore freaks.

TLAL138 – WVRM – Can You Hear The Wind Howl 7″

SC grinder’s crushing Kurt Ballou recording session

TLAL139 – Marx Bros / TRAVØLTA – split LP

Members of Seein Red/Larm pair up with Chris Dodge of Spazz in MxB and Travolta is crushing Belgian fast hc.

TLAL141 – Gasp – Sore For Days cassette

OG demo reissue, almost sold out. Stay tuned.

TLAL142 – Sidetracked – Impediment cassette

Lightning quick fifteen songs of fastcore in two minutes or so.

TLAL143 – ACxDC / Goolagoon – split 7″

West Coast grindviolence meets East Coast hc punkviolence

TLAL145 – Six Brew Bantha – Blight LP/cassette

Best grindcore you’ll hear all year

TLAL144 – Depraved – s/t EP

Cali PV

TLAL150 – V/A – To Live A Lie III 7″

Last in the comp series. Best? You be the judge.

Out Very Soon:
TLAL140 – Realize – Demo LP
– FFO GODFLESH, SKINNY PUPPY, and FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, all music by Kyle of SEX PRISONER

TLAL147 – Regional Justice Center
– World Of Inconvenience LP/cassette – raging Cali pv

TLAL148 – Bruised Ego – Roman Numeral One LP/cassette
– ripping Baltimore HELLNATION worship

TLAL149 – God’s America – The Undeserving cassette
– noisy Vegas hc punk

TLAL151 – Failure – s/t 7″
– Italian powerviolence

TLAL152 – Escuela / Reeking Cross – split cassette
– super popular split between Ithica and Baltimore grinders

The cassette treatment:


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TLAL Spotlight – Burnout

I had a friend who had no idea who Burnout was until I explained some of the background of the band to him and that got me thinking that a lot of you don’t know some about the newer/more underground bands that I have dealt with. That brings us to the idea of doing a in depth spotlight on bands, much like I’ve noticed Ebullition does with labels.

Burnout is a newer band from Phoenix Arizona, but even though the moniker is newer, the members go back a ways for me. My first connection with the band was back when I had a good working relationship with Max Ward of 625 who would frequently ask me to do co-releases and I think I said to every single one of them because each one was a band I had not quite become familiar with until his email and instantly loved when he did. I was familiar with AxRxMx, but he introduced me to FinalDraft, Athrenody, Bloody Phoenix, and one of the catchiest powerviolence acts I had heard in the modern day, Get Destroyed!



Get Destroyed, to me, mixed the power and intensity of Despise You and the sound of No Comment into a tight package. I had the luck of saying yes and co-releasing Burnt Offerings and Shut In along with 625, my friend Paul from Give Praise, and two other labels between the two releases (one being Sandro from RSR). Somewhere between putting out Shut In and talking about doing an LP/the band’s last release/the ill-fated record that didn’t come out, I started talking to the band directly and not through Max and I became friends with Jay from the band.

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Here is Jay’s take:

Get Destroyed was a band we started in high school, we only stopped doing stuff because the singer Ben moved to Olympia. We’ve had a bunch of reunion shows since almost always at Christmas time when he is in Arizona visiting family, the last one being in December 2015





Gay Kiss was a band that popped up and got big really fast. Jay was an amazing human and asked me to do their LP at a time that didn’t work for me financially and luckily the record got picked up by another label local to here, Sorry State. Honestly I think the sound fit well in the fold with SSR with the band having a sort of off the wall energy. They played here in 2014 and ripped up two shows in the same night if I remember correctly.

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Jay quickly summarizes the birth of Burnout:

After the [Gay Kiss] break up, Burnout, which was a two piece, recruited Roger from Gay Kiss on vocals, and Justin (ex-Destruction Unit) to play bass in the band.

Jay excitedly told me about writing a few songs which was the formation of a new band he started. If my memory serves me right, he had a silly name for the band and I was like “man this stuff sounds rad but I question the name of the band”. The name Burnout or Burn Out was tossed around and the band settled on a name and wrote a crushing EP. With the additional two members the band sounded 30x heavier and took on a Artimus Pyle/Mehkago N.T. sound which you can hear on their 2017 tour tape.

Find Burnout on Facebook and on Bandcamp.

Each TLAL band is a weaving story to me and I love the connections to bands and evolution of musicians.

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Regional Justice Center – World Of Inconvenience LP & Tour

After an absolutely crushing demo in 2017, we are proud to announce that we are co-releasing the newest Regional Justice Center LP in 2018.

Please also catch the band on tour

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Upcoming Oxidant shows, DOC tour, Goolagoon tour

Hummingbird Of Death – Forbidden Techniques LP artwork reveal and preorder

They say that it takes ten thousand hours to master anything. Using that logic, Boise’s HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH has then practiced a bit over two hours a day for their twelve years as a band to hit this mark right before going into the studio to record Forbidden Techniques because the Boise boys have put together an absolute masterpiece. Twenty four songs in twenty four minutes will decimate your mind and memory for twenty four hours after listening. HOD has been perfecting their song and taken nods from NEOS, LARM, ELECTRO-HIPPIES, and all things fast and has taken twelve days in the studio formulating a fastcore mental maze of weaving/looping riffs and runs that will leave you breathless and satisfied. This is the best recording, best effort, and best material of the ever-evolving purveyors of playing faster than fast.

Preorder here

Marxbros / TRAVØLTA – split LP out now

MARXBROS are the (non)musical continuation of the Dutch legacy of Paul and Olav. This music picks right up where LÄRM and SEEIN’ RED left off. For this recording (and hopefully subsequent ones) they have enlisted the expert bass playing of Chris Dodge from SPAZZ/STIKKY/TO THE POINT. The tracks range from fast to faster and are both punk and blast-laiden, but also have boot stomping parts. Seventeen tracks that bring the 80’s back into 2017. On the flip side, Belgian TRAVØLTA have expertly crafted thirteen tracks of angry blasty modern hardcore inspired fast punk. Both sides are wicked fast and thirty tracks will make a bad day seem more bearable after this record makes your heart rate soar and temporarily makes you see red. Comes with a sick poster.

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Also brand new:
TLAL138 – WVRM – Can You Hear The Wind Howl 7″
– Greenville South Carolina’s WVRM are back with their most insane, menacing, an absolutely frightening vinyl production to date. To realy bring this album to life, it was recorded by the illustrious Kurt Ballou of Converge fame at GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. In six songs, WVRM puts forward their most unnerving and almost uncomfortable grindcore blast masterpiece.

TLAL141 – Gasp – Sore For Days tape
– Very limited re-release of the legendary 1996 demo from GASP. This is the recording that started it all. One of the bands that defined the burgeoning power violence scene of the 1990s, in their early and HEAVY version. The perfect mix of sludge, death, punk, grind, experimental, hardcore and everything else ugly and pissed off.

TLAL142 – Sidetracked – Impediment tape
– Limited tape release, fifteen songs in almost no time. 100 copies.

TLAL144 – Depraved – s/t EP
– Cut from the same cloth as their classic powerviolence forefathers, DEPRAVED break into the LA scene with a perfectly dialed-in modern hardcore sound with ten absolutely crushing tracks. Picking up where albums like No Man’s Slave and Trapped Inside left off, the band carves out their freshman EP with bouncing bass lines and blasting start-and-stops. With INFEST and NO COMMENT are their Neanderthalic grandfathers, DEPRAVED continues their strong tradition as their knuckle-dragging progeny.

TLAL146 – Faim – Demo tape
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Pre-order going up next week for:
TLAL137 – Hummingbird Of Death – Forbidden Techniques LP
– They say that it takes ten thousand hours to master anything. Using that logic, Boise’s HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH has then practiced a bit over two hours a day for their twelve years as a band to hit this mark right before going into the studio to record Forbiddden Techniques because the Boise boys have put together an absolute masterpiece. Twenty four songs in twenty four minutes will decimate your mind and memory for twenty four hours after listening. HOD has been perfecting their song and taken nods from NEOS, LARM, ELECTRO-HIPPIES, and all things fast and has taken twelve days in the studio formulating a fastcore mental maze of weaving/looping riffs and runs that will leave you breathless and satisfied. This is the best recording, best effort, and best material of the ever-evolving purveyors of playing faster than fast.
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At the plant:
TLAL125 – Sex Prisoner / Harm Done – split LP
– This split between Arizona’s SEX PRISONER and France’s HARM DONE is an audible story of the anger you have after the worst day of your life. Each band produces four songs to brutalize your eardrums and make you rethink stepping outside. The SEX PRISONER side is angry and moshy, and HARM DONE have a bit more of a metallic hardcore sound that almost sounds a bit CRO-MAGS at times. I know for a fact you will not want to miss out on this release.

TLAL143 – ACxDC / Goolagoon – split 7″
– ACxDC has been on a rampage since their revival and the release of Second Coming. For this split they produce four more straight-forward hardcore punk ditties with less blasts than in the past and more knuckledragging than you’ve come to expect from this heinous group of miscreants. Super memorable hooks and lyrics as only ACxDC can bundle up. For the first time on vinyl we’d like to welcome GOOLAGOON, who summon the ghost of ACxDC’s early days but with a blasting punk ethos. Honestly to me, this sounds like if LACK OF INTEREST were to do a split with LIFE’S HALT, or INFEST were to do a split with E.T.A., or if NO COMMENT were to do a split with SCHOLASTIC DETH. Bonus points go to GOOLAGOON for actually doing an amazing SCHOLASTIC DETH cover to finish their side. ACxDC really give some on point new material to sink our teeth into and do a great job to usher in the newest band that is about to spread around the powerviolence world.

TLAL145 – Six Brew Bantha – Blight LP
– SIX BREW BANTHA put one of the best technical but brutal grindcore records I had ever heard in 2012, in 2014 they did it again, and I honestly didn’t think it was possible but in 2018 they have topped both of those releases. Good things come in threes, and this third LP is everything I wanted in under eighteen minutes of grind. True story, the band flipped their van in 2012 and lived to continue the tour with minimal scrapes besides a full leg brace and I think that speaks everything of them… there is NO STOPPING them. Canada grindcore is alive and comes in a gruesome gatefold LP.

TLAL150 – V/A – To Live A Lie III 7″
– The TLAL comp series has taken hours of preparation, tons of communication, and probably about five or six years of hardcore organizing. EAch comp focuses on bands we have wanted to work with and we have tried to create some consistency in what each one brings to the table. To boil them down, VOL I (bronze) TLAL50 is the grindcore album, VOL II (silver) TLAL100 is the powerviolence record, and VOL III (gold) TLAL150 is the hardcore punk album. The golden album brings you the same artwork with the series, the same pressing specs, all are mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. A perfect album to close the series, this time featuring LOWHANGERS, CLAW, BODY PRESSURE, MEMORY LOSS, METERFEEDER, and OXIDANT. This will most likely come with a digital download of all three comps so you can see where the series has come from and where it finishes.
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Jason Loewenstein – Raleigh NC House Show


Jason and two of the other members of Sebadoh are headed out on a crazy house show tour of the US and they are gracing Raleigh with an intimate night of heavy indie rock.

Snag tickets before it sells out, grab em here

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Gasp – Sore For Days

TLAL is teaming up with Nero One to release the long out of print 1996 Gasp demo tape ‘Sore For Days’. The band will have a hundred clear copies for their reunion show, Nero One will have 50 purple copies, and TLAL will have 50 yellow copies. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Gasp, they are an almost undefinable band that I would call experimental psych hardcore who had major influence on the 90’s LA powerviolence and sludge scene.

Copies of the tape will be available from the band directly at their release, and a pre-order will be available from the the labels on September 26th.

Stay tuned for a few more exciting TLAL announcements in the next month.

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Oxidant – Deconstruct, 07.07.17.

Final reminder that the EP is up for preorder and will go out Friday. 300 7″s and 100 tapes are not expected to last long!

360 Video of our benefit show at The Pinhook the other night for Triangle Chance For All:

Our upcoming record release show:

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New Hummingbird Of Death LP, ACxDC/Goolagoon split, Oxidant EP pre-orders

TLAL is happy to announce the newly slated release of Hummingbird Of Death’s Forbidden Techniques LP. Here is a raw unmastered track to listen to:

We will also be handling the US pressing of the ACxDC/Goolagoon split. ACxDC’s last material and Goolagoon’s first vinyl appearance!

Last, Oxidant’s EP Deconstruct will be up for pre-order at a random time on Saturday 7/1 to ship by or before the release date of 7/7. Refresh this link like a mad person on that day. White vinyl limited to 100 copies, black to 200, smokey cassettes limited to 50, gold cassettes limited to 50 but only available at shows, and 15 on pink shells available to friends of the band. Tapes and white vinyl will come with a limited namecard sized CD-R full of fliers, live pics, recording pic, and a ten minute video I shot during the recording session. All copies come with a download card of the music and the same bonus features including the recording video in higher resolution. I put together two music videos commemorating this release and those can be seen below.