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.


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Oxidant – Deconstruct 7″

This has been an insane month. Saw my friend Christophe (if you remember Abuse.) get married two weekends ago and at the same time had an astounding RSD, then spent all weekend last weekend getting those jams out to you. Stacked about 250lbs of records in the mail for the mail person who was a good sport about picking them up. Have quite a few new releases and new items in the store, instead of listing all of them, go here and do note Cave State/Concussive split is for sale, as well as new ACxDC and Chest Pain shirts, Flash Out EP, and of course the Sex Prisoner tape.

Anyway, before this insane month was a few insane months before this and there was one back in March where my band Oxidant drove to Greensboro and recorded at Legitimate Business with Kris Hilbert. Since then some masterful mixing was done and then we have been working closely with Nick Townsend to get a really impressive set of masters together to soon have an amazing twelve song EP out for you in a few more months.

Here is the track that will be starting out the b-side, titled Third Crack:

Here are some assorted pictures from the studio:

Here is the show we put together in a few days for Body Pressure right before recording. Photo by Brett Bays:

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Backslider – West Coast Tour 2017

West Coast June 2-9. Europe with WAKE August 15-29.

6.2. Phoenix, AZ @ The Lunchbox
6.3. Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
6.4. Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Opera-house
6.5. Eureka, CA @ The Siren’s Song Tavern
6.6. Portland, OR @ Black Water Bar
6.7. Olympia, WA @ TBA
6.8. Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
6.9. Portland, OR @ The Bossanova Ballroom

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Upcoming release announcement: Despise You / Coke Bust – split 7″

For those who see me often, you will know there is a big chance I’m either wearing a Despise You No More Feelings shirt in whatever color I picked out that day or a Coke Bust hoodie. Nothing makes me more proud to announce that TLAL will be doing the US pressing of the Despise You / Coke Bust split! Bones Brigade Records will be doing an amazing Euro pressing of this beast. I will go into more details closer to the release but this will be released early 2017 on both labels.

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Out now: WVRM – Heartache LP/tape and Lowhangers – Ulterior Motive tape

WVRM has crawled out of Greenville South Carolina and is PISSED. The band meshes perfectly together a precise grindcore sound with a darkened hardcore edge to it. Six lightning quick blasts on the first side and two angry evil longer tracks on the reverse. Sardonic, brooding, and generally misanthropic, Heartache will make your heart actually hurt a bit after listening to it for better or for worse. I highly suggest this record for when your hatred for humanity has reached a high threshold and you need something to release that feeling. Amazing full color artwork by Matt Stikker. 400 on black vinyl, 100 on yellow vinyl, 100 on clear tapes.

Order here: TLAL Webstore: WVRM – Heartache LP/tape

Lowhangers tape added to the store. You may not have heard this band yet but they are making a huge splash in and outside of the Chicago scene. Focusing more on the brutal side of punk.

Order here: TLAL Webstore: Lowhangers – Ulterior Motives tape

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To Live A Lie Volume III

The TLAL comp has been a huge excitement and a great labor of love for me through its two iterations. My initial thinking was to do a serious of three EPs that I was super hyped on over a period of time, and there would be #1 the bronze EP, two the silver EP, and last the gold EP. Well I put together the first one and focused on grindcore. The second I focused on powerviolence and accidentally asked too many of my favorite bands and made it an LP.

Getting back to the series as I had seen it the gold EP is coming together. Due to things I’m seeing in the world under our new president, the fire and completely unwarranted hatred of people towards the Oakland fire victims, and the rise of certain anonymous extreme political groups, there is more of a need for angry voices to be heard. The gold EP I wanted to continue to both focus and give voice to women, non-binary, queer, people of color, etc AND show some of my favorite heavy bands in the same breath.

I’m excited to announce and post some music of the first confirmed bands:



Memory Loss

Rare Form



I have a few more bands waiting to be confirmed but I’m beyond excited for the bands I have confirmed and have coming up. This will be an amazing third and final TLAL comp.

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