2017 was a good year. Not only in terms of music, but also for myself. Got a new fulltime job, finally went to see Manchester United and announced that me and the missus expect a second child in 2018. But without further ado, he’re is my Top 25 of 2017:
- Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3
- Ex Eye – Ex Eye
- Dödsrit – Dödsrit
- Dead Neanderthals – Womb of God
- Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
- Employed To Serve – The Warmth of a Dying Sun
- Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
- Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapés
- Amenra – MASS VI
- James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits
- Converge – The Dusk in Us
- Drab Majesty – The Demonstration
- Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
- Human Future – Flat Earth Blues
- Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
- Krallice with Dave Edwardson – Loüm
- Luwten – Luwten
- Dead Neanderthals – Craters
- Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 OST
- Oak – Your Mess as Much as Mine
- Dead Cross – Dead Cross
- The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
- Pallbearer – Heartless
- Sority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
- Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
We’re excited to announce the third RITES EP: ‘Misery Is Company’. The five-track release will be available via Smithsfoodgroup DIY, Cult Culture (UK) and the band themselves and is to be released early November 2017.
Rites is one of those bands that we’ve always loved working with and this will be our fourth time doing so. With ‘Misery Is company’ they’re showing off their growth without losing that gritty punkrock edge.
‘Misery Is Company’ was recorded by Jasper van de Broek (o.a. Call It Off, Wasted Bullet, For I Am King) and the artwork was created by German artist Lisa Kistner.
200x Green Crystal Black
200x Purple White Blue
Grab a pre-order via smithsfoodgroupdiy.bigcartel.com
We’re pleased to announce we have a handful of Listener – Being Empty : Being Filled vol. II 7″ records up for pre-order. Pressed on oxblood red vinyl, this is the second installment of the BE:BF series, leading up to a full length release early 2018.
Get it in our webshop
Belgian friends: get this 7″ via its European releasor: Black Basset Records. UK friends, you can grab it from Truthseeker Music!
Hi folks, we’re super excited to finally tell you that we’re releasing Tusky’s debut 7″! Tusky is a new punkrock-band hailing from the beautiful Alblasserdam. The band consists of former John Coffey guitarist Alfred van Luttikhuizen, John Coffey guitar-tech Sjors van Reeuwijk, drummer Bas Allein Richier en bassplayer Justin Ghijssen. One big punkrock family.
Tusky plays uncomplicated punkrock-songs. Time to mosh, time for some heavy headbangs and the perfect time for that perfectly placed windmill kick. The 7″, simply called the Tusky 7-inch, will be released on september 15th but is available for pre-order here. So stay true, stay dirty and stay Tusky!
Super excited to say we have the all new Listener 7″ on exclusive Dutch distro via Black Basset Records.
We’ve been fans of Listener for a long time and are bringing the first volume of ‘Being Empty : Being Filled’ to the Netherlands. This is the blue Euro version of the vinyl, a red American version is available via the band.
If you’re in Belgium, please get this one from Black Basset Records. If you’re in Germany, please get this one from Kings Road. If you’re in the United Kingdom, please get this one from Truthseeker Music and if you’re from another European country and like your labels a bit less DIY (but still very cool!), get it from Deathwish Europe.
This first volume 7″ contains two brand new Listener songs, taken from the upcoming full-length ‘Being Empty : Being Filled’.
This 7″ is to be released on July 28th and will start shipping around this time.
500x red vinyl (USA)
500x blue vinyl (EUROPE)
1. Pent Up Genes
2. Little Folded Fingers
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Hi everyone. Smashfest 2017 last night was fun, the smoothest edition we’ve ever had and I wanted to thank each and everyone who’s been a part of it. Whether that’s bands, volunteers, visitors, artwork, promo. It’s been great so thank you.
The morning after is also the right time to announce that after the already announced August 26th show and the to-be-announced November 18th show we are likely done with booking bands. There might be a third one and there’s always labelbands that we’re going to try to get out there, but that’s it.
The label is still in full effect, or course, and I’d highly recommend you listen to a track of our latest release by Group Of Man, it’s up at https://smithsfoodgroup.bandcamp.com. Sam from Earth Moves took the vinyl copies with him from England so we received them yesterday, they turned out great.
Please stop adding us on our personal pages when you don’t know us, stating “hi I need a show next week can you make it work”. It’s stressful as hell. If you do this to others: just quit it all together.
A big big thank you to everyone who’s ever helped us along the way. Will hopefully see you in August, November or at someone else’s show. Don’t let weird hardcore skip the Netherlands again.
See you on the side of the pit eh. Thank you.