Hi friends. Life is funny. I put out 2 records I thought were absolutely killer in March, and was fairly certain I was pretty much done doing a label after that and here we are with news of 4 new products to consume on 12/19/14, all exclusively available direct from the label, from the bands or at Extreme Noise Records in Minneapolis.
In a curious turn of events, none of these 4 releases are on vinyl. In looking to add a little inspiration back to the label, I wanted to mix things up and try working within another medium this time, extremely limited cassettes and a free digital download.
25D 012 Deleter ‘Komposition’ EP
Komposition is the new foursong extendedplay by Twin Cities espionage punk troupe Deleter.
While still possessing the sharp hooks, angular guitars, jazztinged rhythm section and Knol Tate’s (Ex KillSadie, The Hidden Chord) trademark venomous spoken/spat poetic vocal delivery, the band introduces garage band organs reminiscent of The Monks or The Fall’s take on The Monks, which bookend the e.p. on the songs “Misinformation” and “I Am Nomad.” Additionally, they get a little stranger in the guitar department this time around, making good use of effects on the aforementioned tracks while keeping arrangements simple like on “Burn Notes” and sometimes as dry and immediate as Wire’s Pink Flag on “Concealed”. They keep expanding upon their sound while retaining crucial elements a good punk band should possess: anger, energy, and a sense of humor. Released on cassette with an accompanying digital download in an edition of 77 copies.
25D 013 Deleter ‘Zweite Komposition’ EP
Zweite Komposition is a companion release to the new extendedplay, Komposition. Usually, a band will plan to release a fulllength album and either first output an EP to build buzz, or afterwards so the Bsides don’t get tossed in the dumpster. Deleter simply decided to just create two EPs in close succession to one another. Nevertheless, don’t think of Zweite Komposition as cutting room floor scraps not suitable for a proper release; all of the material presented is quite competent to instill a sense of urgency and restlessness in the listener. Slightly smoother but by no means any less edgy, Zweite Komposition is more influenced by late 70′s Wire and Psychedelic Furs than it’s more immediate counterpart. With strong command of their instruments, clever arrangements, and biting commentary of the world around them, Deleter keeps proving they are one of the best band in Minneapolis right now timeandagain. Add Zweite Komposition to the list of evidence. Released on cassette with an accompanying digital download in an edition of 77 copies.
25D 014 Pallex ‘Pallex’ EP
Lone recording by this very short lived band from Minneapolis, featuring members of Ex Nuns, Deleter and Hollow Boys having played only 5 shows and documenting 4 songs, they still left a heavy enough impression for me to know I had to release something by them. This is ‘shoegaze’ in the fullest, loudest, most aggressive sense of the world when asked for influences, the band mentioned anything but what might immediately come to mind (Unwound, Swans, etc.), though the affect can be clearly found in listening to their output. Released on cassette with an accompanying digital download in an edition of 77 copies.
25D 015 Bush’s Baked Brains FREE DOWNLOAD
Speaking of very short lived… Bush’s Baked Brains was a project started by myself with 3 friends when I booked a benefit show in the beginning of 2008 and needed another band to play. We had 4 or 5 practices, one show and this 3 song recording.
Mark Jorgensen Drums (Song Of Zarathustra, Khayembii Communique, The Infinity Dive, etc.)
Dave Matters Bass/Vocals (Mrs., The Book of Right On, Kentucky Gag Order, etc.)
Adam Bubolz Guitar (Rabbit Holes, Charles De Gaulle, etc.)
Ian Casey Vocals (Assassinations, 1919, The Infinity Dive, etc.)
and on the recording:
Tom Helgerson Saxaphone
Olivia Arganarez Backing Vocals
recorded by John Miller at Nicollet Park Recording Studio in February or March of 2008.
This is a free digital download avalable exclusively from our bandcamp page. Why not?
Already in talks about numerous upcoming releases to follow, stay tuned.
Finally, we are doing a pre-order for the month of November on 25 DIAMONDS shirts. Available in Youth Large – XL sizes, these will be the logo printed in a sharp silver ink on black shirts and will be $10.00. Please visit our storenvy page to make an order, and BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR SIZE IN A COMMENT UPON ORDERING! Shirts will ship when the new batch of releases go up in December (just in time for Christmas, you heathens). If you live in the Twin Cities and would like one, get in touch directly to avoid shipping costs. We’re also going to be making these funny little postcard things with a direct link to a free download with a track from every 25 DIAMONDS release thus far to be given out with all orders, etc. All shirt orders will include a postcard, sticker and pin as well.