Jeffrey’s top 25 of 2017

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:

  1. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3
  2. Ex Eye – Ex Eye
  3. Dödsrit – Dödsrit
  4. Dead Neanderthals – Womb of God
  5. Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  6. Employed To Serve – The Warmth of a Dying Sun
  7. Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
  8. Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapés
  9. Amenra – MASS VI
  10. James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits
  11. Converge – The Dusk in Us
  12. Drab Majesty – The Demonstration
  13. Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
  14. Human Future – Flat Earth Blues
  15. Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
  16. Krallice with Dave Edwardson – Loüm
  17. Luwten – Luwten
  18. Dead Neanderthals – Craters
  19. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 OST
  20. Oak – Your Mess as Much as Mine
  21. Dead Cross – Dead Cross
  22. The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
  23. Pallbearer – Heartless
  24. Sority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
  25. Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

Grieved and Employed To Serve to play practice room in Utrecht

grievedSwedish combo GRIEVED set out to tour Europe with our buds in Employed To Serve. They are coming out for a special practice room set, supported by Wreckage. Show takes place on Monday February 1st at dBs Studios, CAB Rondom at Utrecht.

Very, very limited tickets available via smithsfoodgroupdiy@gmail.com. They are €6 each!

Employed To Serve – Greyer Than You Remember cassette out now

The first full length album by British miserable post-hardcore friends Employed To Serve on beautiful grey tapes, limited to 100 in total. Get the vinyl and CD via Holy Roar Records and complete your collection.

Following a string of highly succesfull EPs, these Go(d)(th)s are back in 2015 with their best effort to date. We’re not just saying this as a label- ‘Greyer Than You Remember’ is truly sick. With amazing artwork provided by Bill Trevey of Throats fame, this album will set the bar for every lover of Converge / Norma Jean / early Every Time I Die this year.

Employed To Serve – Greyer Than You Remember (tape, ltd. to 100. Vinyl and CD available via Holy Roar Records)

Get it here

STORE BOMB!

So incredibly proud to announce the release of the following, all available via http://smithsfoodgroup.storenvy.com:

– Artemis​ – Nothing Left To See EP (tape, CD, with Dingleberry records and distribution​)
– 2 Years to Apocalypse​ – Dissonance EP (CD, download, merch)
– Employed To Serve​ – Greyer Than You Remember (exclusive cassette, with LP and CD available via Holy Roar Records​)

Free item(s) with every order containing all three releases, too. 2 Years To Apocalypse (April 11) and Employed To Serve (May 25) are preorders, all orders containing either of those will be send out in full when the later item is in! Thanks loads for all the support!