Upcoming Triangle NC Shows

Have two shows coming up, come out if you can!

Lightning Born
@ The Pinhook 6/22/2016
Facebook Event Link

Iron Cages
Bad Eric
@ Triangle Sound Factory 7/9/2016
Facebook Event Link

Come out and support a good cause and a new DIY spot in the area!

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2016 New Track Roundup

As you all have seen and know I don’t operate like a large label or honestly do I promote in the way even smaller labels do with promo packets and estimated markets. I slap stuff online, get super stoked along with everyone else, and go about my day. I realized I’ve been silently premiering stuff on the fly lately and that I needed to link it all together in one spot, and this is that spot.

Funeral Chic – Ugly
Hatred Swarm LP

Impulse – Backbreaker
Backbreaker EP

Impulse – Backbreaker
Backbreaker EP

Cave State – Data Sapien
Split 7″ with Concussive

Hummingbird Of Death – Human Train Wreck
Split 5″ with Beartrap

Beartrap – Weightless
Split 5″ with Hummingbird Of Death

Savage – Insurgent Violence
Split 7″ with Loathing

Loathing – Loathing – Big Mouth Strikes Again
Split 7″ with Savage

Chest Pain – The Primate’s Advantage
The Primate’s Advantage EP

Beartrap – Keep Walking
Stoughton Forever EP

Beartrap – B.B.S. (I Stand Alone)
Stoughton Forever EP

Humus – Appassiti Trofei Della Peste Fascista
Eterna Cordanna LP

Humus – Produzione Oppressione
Eterna Cordanna LP

Upcoming release announcement: Funeral Chic – Hatred Swarm LP

(Photo above courtsey of Chuck Johnson, from the Emma Greer tribute fest aka Greer Fest)

TLAL is proud to announce that we are releasing Funeral Chic‘s first full length record. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, the band has produced ten tracks of blackened hardcore seething with sardonically angry vocals and crushing guitars to create a bludgeoning aural assault. Formed in 2014, and putting out an amazing EP on NC’s own Headfirst Records in 2015, they have brought one of the most pissed off records of 2016. Professionally recorded by Rick Contes and expertly mastered by Brad Boatright at Audio Siege and pressed to 150 gram vinyl, this will be a truly heavy release.

Here is an exclusive new track off the album:

The band playing live at Greer Fest:

Check the band’s east coast tour:


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Out Now: Impulse – Backbreaker 7″, TLALX Zine, TLAL hat, distro restock from Not Normal and Bad Teeth

Impulse – Backbreaker 7″

Impulse are back with their sophomore EP dripping with scathing fast powerviolence mixed with pissed youth crew style hardcore. Formed in high school nine years ago the band pumped out pummeling powerviolence and slowly honed their sound and incorporated 80’s and 90’s style hardcore to round out their perfect style of stop and start powerviolence. This EP is the band at the top of their game and is easily up there with the top releases on TLAL such as SEX PRISONER, SIDETRACKED, and XBRAINIAX. The band mixes old Revelation-style (YOUTH OF TODAY, WARZONE, UNIFORM CHOICE) with both new and old powerviolence (INFEST, CHARLES BRONSON, SPAZZ, NO COMMENT). I cannot stop recommending this band, this is THE TLAL sound, a complete must have… once you hear one song from this band you will be hooked.

Get both Impulse EPs for a limited time for the same price at the top of this list: Buy here now

TLALX – Ten Years Of Running a DIY Hardcore Punk Label Zine

TLALX is a sixty-two page retrospective of the ten plus years of existence of To Live A Lie Records. The zine, almost a mini book, is broken into a few different sections. In the first section Will Butler provides a series of vignettes detailing the early years along. A bulk of the zine includes classic interviews from BACKSLIDER, SICK/TIRED, HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH, BEARTRAP, DEATHRATS, ACxDC, and SIXBREWBANTHA. Following that are photos of friends and TLAL love over the years, a catalog of TLAL tattoos, and of course some great vinyl pics. Last are reflections on past releases by artists who worked with the label including Lucas Korte of XBRAINIAX, Matt Gauck the label go-to artguy, Jay Tichy from SIDETRACKED, and last is an amazing story of the ARCHAGATHUS Canadian Horse cover photoshoot by Dan Ryckman. This magazine is the first physical documentation of the history of TLAL unless you include the hundred plus releases that have come out on To Live A Lie. It really gives you insight of a ten year journey of a DIY record label.

Also available bundled with Fastcore Photos for cheap: Buy here now

New in the distro

TLAL Hat here: Buy here now

New in distro from Not Normal Tapes:
Big Zit – Electric Zit 7″
Crude Humor – Jeri’s Grill EP tape
Curmudgeon – Amygdala 12″
Menthol – Plastic Garden 7″
Permanent Ruin – San Jose 7″
Poison Planet – Boycott Everything LP
Side FX – Demo tape
Sin Motivo – Laberintos b/w Tierra Del Deseo 7″
V/A – Bughouse I Mix tape
V/A – Not Normal Presents… Welcome To 2013 LP
Buy here now

New in distro from Bad Teeth Records:
Bent Life – Cheat Death 7″
Draize – Self Titled 7″
Full Of Hell – Amber Mote In The Black Vault 7″
Spine – Deny 7″
Spine – Time Has Gone LP
V/A – Wake Up Dead Volume 1 7″
Buy here now

Coming up…

Big announcement coming Tuesday, be prepared.

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Sissy Spacek – US Tour May-June 2016


Sissy Spacek

US Tour 2016

May 21 — Lethal Amounts, Los Angeles, CA

May 22 — Non Plus Ultra, Los Angeles, CA
May 23 — Master’s Chambers, Tempe, AZ
May 24 — The Tannex, Albuquerque, NM
May 25 — Mutiny, Denver, CO
May 26 — Fokl, Kansas City, KS
May 27 — William A Kerr Foundation, St. Louis, MO
May 29 — Dreamland Theater, Louisville, KY
May 30 — HomeTron, Lexington, KY
May 31 — Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA
June 01 — MySpace, Baltimore, MD
June 02 — Century, Philadelphia, PA
June 03–05 — End Tymes, New York, NY
June 06 — WMFU, Jersey City, NJ
June 07 — Tommy’s Place, Providence, RI
June 08 — Deep Thoughts, Boston, MA
June 10 — Box 63, New Haven, CT
June 12 — Flywheel, Northampton, MA
June 14 — Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
June 15 — Sugar City, Buffalo, NY
June 20 — Coalition, Toronto, CAN
June 21 — The Foam Doam, London, CAN
June 23–24 — Woodward Theater, Cincinnati, OH
June 25 — The Santuary, Detroit, MI
June 27 — The Leathershop, Lima, OH
June 28 — TBA, Chicago, IL
June 29 — Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI
June 30 — TBA, Minneapolis, MN

For updated dates please check here.

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Upcoming release announcement: Cave State / Concussive – split 7″

Cave State’s third vinyl output and a doozy of one. Concussive have three killer splits since their demo last year and are a newer California powerviolence powerhouse. I have a brand new Cave State track to whet your whistle:

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Shitstorm/Conga Fury limited repress and Shitstorm 2016 US tour with Boris and Earth

I’m pleased to announce that the long sold out Conga Fury/Shitstorm split 7″ is being repressed after being sold out for five years and will be available in both the webstore and on tour with the band. This third pressing will most likely be the last one ever and will be 300 on clear vinyl.

Boris / Earth / Shitstorm tour 2016 US tour:
07/22 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
07/23 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
07/25 Dallas, TX – Trees
07/26 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07/28 Ybor City, FL – The Orpheum
07/29 Orlando, FL – The Social
07/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/31 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
08/01 Nashville, TN – Third Man Records
08/03 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
08/04 Washington, DC – 930 Club
08/05 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
08/06 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
08/07 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
08/09 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
08/10 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. *without Earth
08/11 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *without Eart
08/12 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
08/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
08/14 Chicago, IL – Metro
08/16 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
08/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fineline Music Cafe
08/18 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
08/19 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
08/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
08/22 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
08/23 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
08/25 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
08/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
(check for updated schedule at Flower Booking )

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Out This Fall: Boak / Deadbeat – split 7″


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Preorder: Backslider – 2008-2013 Discography CD

FPO TLAL99 mockup  KG

Will probably ship late March.

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Upcoming release announcement: Sick/Tired / Triac – split LP


To Live A Lie Records is extremely happy to announce that late in 2016 we will be putting out a split between Baltimore’s Triac and Dekalb’s Sick/Tired. More info, artwork, teaser tracks, and artwork to come. There will be a Euro pressing on Psychocontrol. Stay tuned.



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