8 Bits High is a 20+ year old trio from Tampere, legendary for creating their punchy sound using old Commodore 64s only. This is not retro for retro’s sake but actually frigging good old school electro that will make your ass move. We’re proud to release the 4th 8BH album as a split release with Static Records, the band’s own label. Pre-order now and have it delivered on November 24th. Record release show at Playhouse Bar in Helsinki the same night, Facebook event here. Check out “New Style, Old School” off the album.
You know what you’re getting when there’s a new Radiopuhelimet album coming out – upbeat funk punk, hypnotic Stooges and Dead Kennedys inspired riffs and J.A. Mäki’s angry ranting. Check out “Ikä on numero” and pre-order the cd, lp or tape here. Out on Sep 15th.
Our favorite lo-fi punk pop/power pop/whatever band SUR-RUR has a new compilation of studio outtakes from 2006-2021. No 2nd class b-sides here, all killers that should have been on the albums but for some reason didn’t make it. Now finally available. Check out the single “Big Picture” and order the LP from our webstore.
Loins is a newish trio from Helsinki run by dudes with massive experience on loud, nasty and angular noise rock. We’re happy to put out the band’s debut 6-track ep on March 31st with help from Kaos Kontrol and Permafrost from France. Check out the band’s Bandcamp
and pre order the ep here.
Some massive releases coming out this year! Help us by ordering stuff from our webstore.
Exciting news: both the new J. A. Mäki solo album “Syys” and Sur-Rur’s lengthy “Entisyydestämmekinköhän” will be out on March 18th. Both titles are up for pre-orders now in our webstore. Check out the latest singles below:
Busy busy autumn, the Keuhkot cd/lp was postponed a couple times and the Pelkkä Väliviiva LP by several months.. Got a couple new releases in the works: Sur-Rur‘s 8th album “Entisyydestämmekinköhän” (2lp/cd) and J.A. Mäki‘s 2nd solo album, both will be out in spring 2022. Till then, keep ordering those latest releases. Check out Sur-Rur’s first single off the album:
The legendary one-man band Keuhkot return from 10 year hiatus with a powerful new album and join the If Society forces. “Jatketaan universumia” cd / lp / digital is a weird mix of lo-fi electronics, postpunk, “fake-jazz” and “arabic rock”. Old fans will be happy with Kake Puhuu ranting about the miseries of work life, consumerism, bugs, godhead, trying to live on the edge of society as a free artist etc. Check “Oraskuu” on Youtube. The vinyl comes with a download coupon that gives you a bonus alternate version of the track “Käsikirjoitus”, performed by Pentti Dassum and Keuhkot. Pre-order now: release date September 24th. Also check out the t-shirt with the legendary Keuhkot logo.
The 3rd LP by Pelkkä Väliviiva is an intimate trip into the mind of Ville Vuorenmaa, singer/guitarist of Sur-Rur. Poetic stories about life around him demand some concentration from the listener but are worth it. Check out “Kävelen sunnuntaina ulkona” here. Pre-order now – out on July 16th. Split release w/ Joteskii Groteskii.
Hope everyone’s doing well in the middle of all this madness..! Got heaps of stuff coming out this year even no-one’s playing shows these days. TASTE is a super group from Helsinki with members from tons of other bands, but unlike their punk/hc/indie projects Taste is an explosion of 80’s/90’s noiserock. Dig Brainbombs, Flipper or maybe Scratch Acid? You’ll dig TASTE. Check out “Stay-At-Home Loser”. Order from our webstore. OUT ON OCT 23rd.
“Vain unessa kärsimys loppuu” is the 4th and the most versatile album by Finland’s finest SEKSIHULLUT. Jyrki Nissinen’s absurd lyrics about everyday observations mixed with Sirpa’s awesome deep voice, three-chord punk rock, psychedelia and pop sensitivity. Check out the single “Hei paska.” Cd and tape out on If Society, vinyl out on Joteskii Groteskii. Order all formats from our webstore. OUT ON OCT 23rd.
Silver Falcons are a rather new four-piece from Helsinki with sounds reminding us from our fave late 80s/early 90s Sonic Youth, Pavement, Polvo and Unwound albums – warm and screeching fuzz guitars, some mathy noiserock beats and thunder-like walls of feedback. 180g vinyl out on June 12th w/ download. Check out the single “Zagreb 89” here and pre-order the album in our shop.