FUCK YOU PAY ME s/t LP Available April 2014!

Cleveland has been synonymous with wild, unapologetic punk-tinged hardcore since that city’s mid-90′s DIY rebirth that spawned legends like the H-100S, INMATES, DARVOCETS and 9 SHOCKS TERROR. One of the architects of that unhinged,no-bullshit scene, Tony Erba, returns yet again, this time fronting FUCK YOU PAY ME, a relentless shitstarter of a band that plays classic hardcore inspired by equal parts BGK, PAGANS, CAREER SUICIDE, Mystic Records bands, and DISCHARGE.
FYPM’s debut 12″ on Schizophrenic contains some of the catchiest and most well-written hardcore tuneage of the modern era, complete with Erba’s instantly recognizable vocals and a seriously surly attitude. One of the tightest, funnest live bands around translates to vinyl well enough to seriously fingerblast your tympanic membrane. Many have compared FYPM to GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS and that makes sense, considering the personnel here (ex-GSMF, UPSTAB etc.).
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Track Listing:
SIDE A
Fuck You Pay Me
Smear Campaign
Driving Me To Drink
Black Saturday
Scab City
SIDE B
Factory Of Sadness
Gone Squatchin’
Buyer’s Remorse
Year Of The Sap
Zero Fucks Given
Adult Situations
I Dig Pain

To order your copy click through to our Big Cartel site HERE or email jimjones@schizophrenicrex.com to set up with your distro or to order multiple copies.

ICYMI: New TV FREAKS ‘Knife’ Video Is Amazing

Check out the amazing new video from TV FREAKS for ‘Knife’, the second track off their latest and greatest release, Two.

After getting a premiere from VICE, this fine cut got pick ups at Bloody-Disgusting, Chart Attack, Cut From Steel, Songs And Cigarettes & more. The band, the label and the production company DIVORCE all really appreciate the support.

If you’ve not yet picked up TV FREAKS Two get it from our Big Cartel store, where you can also grab their s/t LP & 7″.

DEFEND HAMILTON: Eat Shit Hamilton HC Comp 7″ Out Nov 30

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Eight Hamilton HC outfits unleash eight short blasts about Steeltown’s seedier side with tracks about Evelyn Dick, Loujack Cafe, mobsters, & more local mayhem. This is a short, fast and loud follow up to Schizophrenic’s DESTROY MUSIC: Start Your Own Band 12” 2012 compilation.

Track Listing:

AT WHAT COST – Nothing’s Resolved * BORN WRONG – Loujack Cafe * DEBT’D – Nurget * DISMANTLE – Tocher * LAID TO REST – Evelyn Dick The Torso Killer *           LEFT FOR DEAD – 1946 * PICK YOUR SIDE – Janice D is Dead * SOCIAL DIVORCE – Misused. Displaced.

This is getting launched at this amazing HC show featuring two of the bands on Nov 30:

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We may have some advance editions w/bonus misprint cover available at the NOT DEAD YET Record Swap Nov 16 & Slamfest Nov 24.

Regular/black wax edition: paypal $8.00 (US/Can)/$13.00 US (Overseas) to burningspirits@gmail.com.

Die Hard/mailorder edition is limited to 100, and features gold wax with an extra printed sleeve, 8.5×11 zine, Hamilton mayhem post card set, button & screened envelope. For this version paypal $13.00 (US/Can) & $17.00 US (Overseas) to burningspirits@gmail.com.

BORN WRONG Test Press Raffle

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We’re holding another test press raffle in the hopes you win a one of a kind deluxe set featuring both recent releases from BORN WRONG, packaged by the band & the Schiz Crew.

This will include a copy of the Holding Cell 7″ & Thin Skin flexi test presses (each out of 10), a BORN WRONG/CRUELSTER split tape misprint, back patch, t-shirt, Fall 2013 US Tour Diary & disposable film roll, 2 bonus covers and some other surprises.

Raffle tickets are 1 ticket for $2, 3 for $5 & an arms length for $10 (5+)

These will be available in store at Hammer City Records & events like SLAMFEST or online via PayPal (contest@schizophrenicrex.com add 5% in USD + postage if you win we will send a photo of your raffle ticket)

UDPATED: Draw date extended to Nov 2 5PM when BORN WRONG will draw the ticket – we’ll post ticket info/video of the draw for anyone not in Hamilton.

Why are we doing this? Those Schiz die hardship/inner circle types know we’ve  gone all out for any test presses we’ve been able to share. We thought this was the best way to share an exclusive item with the wider cell of Schiz supporters.

BORN WRONG Holding Cell 7″ & Thin Skin Flexi

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Holding Cell, a frantic follow up to their debut S/T 7″, again harnesses the band’s untameable live show. This steamroller never loses momentum as they charge through five angry and honest mid-tempo rippers. BORN WRONG proves hardcore doesn’t have to be blown out and drowning in feedback to be aggressive. A smart, progressive, and agitating follow up release. These wild fucks will be venturing on their third US tour in October 2013. Expect to feel uneasy but satisfied.

Track Listing:                                                                                                            Heretic   Holding Cell    Destroying The Family   True Patriot Love   Loujack Café

Regular or mailorder edition: paypal $8.00 (US/Can)/$13.00 US (Overseas) to burningspirits@gmail.com. Mailorder edition is limited to 100, and features white wax with an extra printed sleeve.***Add the flexi below for an additional $4.00!

Stream the chaos here and get more WRONG info, updates & US tour dates here.

BORN WRONG Thin Skin Flexi

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This limited edition (250) one track crusher with art work paying homage to legends Poison Idea is available now for $6.00 post paid – while they last! *** Only $4.00 if added to either BORN WRONG 7″!

TV FREAKS Two LP

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Hamilton, ON’s TV FREAKS return with their sophomore album titled Two. Like past records, it’s loaded with irritable treble-worship and signature frantic-yet-catchy compositions. While ripping through the same jangly and driving terrain, Two finds the band venturing into more refined and sonically complex territory. The songs are concise, demented, frenzied with repetition and just elaborate enough to stick. Ranging from in-the-red saturated guitar, to stomping low-end seizures, set against howling mantras filled with themes of melancholy neurosis. This offering is dominant collection of rabid and discerning punk songs, borrowing cues from the likes of THE STOOGES, THE GERMS, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, or a tougher EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING. Ignore at your own peril.

Track Listing Side A: Rewind  -  Knife  -  Overreacting  -  Battle  -  Pusher  -  Game

Track Listing Side B: Nothing  -  Phone  -  Salvation  -  Snake -  Friend  -  Mine  -  Think

Stream the album here at Exclaim

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The die hard edition limited to 100 copies comes on clear vinyl with an alternate cover, hand silk screened in red and black (back) ink, available only via mailorder and at Hammer City Records. The regular release is $17 US/Canada and $23 US PPD by air overseas & limited edition copies are $20 US/Canada and $25 by air overseas. Paypal orders can be sent to burningspirits@gmail.com

TV FREAKS S. Ontario/Quebec dates:
10/04 London, ON – Blood Haus w/Eraserhead
10/05 Windsor, ON – Coach & Horses w/Cellos, Greys, Eraserhead
10/11 Ottawa, ON – Mugshots w/Thee Nodes, Blood Red
10/12 Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubie w/Sonic Avenues
11/01 Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub w/Born Wrong, Kremlin, Burn Victim

Check out the band giving the VILETONES’ Screaming Fist the TV FREAKS treatment via NOW Magazine & chatting up Chart Attack. Here’s some great reviews from Weird Canada, The Canadian CanonNOW Magazine 

SNAKE CHARMER s/t EP

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sssSSSsss…SNAKE CHARMER strangles you with nine bursts of reckless despondency. These blown out charging psalms characterize the current climate of Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Written for beings of another world, SNAKE CHARMER’s freshman release remind the listener that you are fighting a losing battle of victim vs victimizer. Combining elements SEPTIC DEATH, LOU REED’s Metal Machine, and blast beats that sound like you are pulverizing your knuckles on a rusty stairwell as Hep C infests your soul. Enjoy/regret at maximum volume. sssSSSsss

Track Listing:
SIDE A 1. Self Immolate   2. Nothing West of Queen St.  3. Don’t Touch Me 4. Maggot Ball
5. Ball and Chain SIDE B 6. Severed Feet  7. Honest Broker  8. Split Link  9. SCDC

Listen here. Watch here:

Regular Edition (black wax, rad fold out cover w/obi): paypal $8.00 (US/Can)/$13.00 US (Overseas) to burningspirits@gmail.com.

Die Hard Edition (egg white wax, with bonus button & patch packaged in an envelope with Obama + Harper art, possibly a booklet): For mailorder copies paypal $13.00 (US/Can) & $17.00 US (Overseas) to burningspirits@gmail.com.

 

CONTEST ALERT: Win a SNAKE CHARMER Test Press Package!

Check out our draw video here, and congrats to lucky #574701 who won this great package including bonus covers – including one made of metal! – a button set, booklet, posters and packaged in a one of a kind 2 sided tote bag.

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YES we’re holding a raffle in the hopes you win a one of a kind deluxe set featuring their debut 7″ packaged by Schiz Crew & SCDC.

This will include a copy of the test press (1 of 10) packaged in a silk screened envelope with 2 bonus covers, 1 silk screened poster, a 1.75″  button set & more.

Raffle tickets are 1 ticket for $2, 3 for $5 & a snake length for $10 (5+)

These will be available in store at Hammer City Records & events like SLAMFEST or online via PayPal (contest@schizophrenicrex.com add 5% in USD + postage if you win we will send a photo of your raffle ticket)

Draw date Sept 1  5PM EST as we close shop, SC will draw the ticket and we’ll post video of the draw.

Why are we doing this? Those Schiz die hardship/inner circle types know we’ve  gone all out for any test presses we’ve been able to share. We thought this was the best way to share an exclusive item with the wider cell of Schiz supporters.

***UPDATE: Catch SNAKE CHARMER on tour in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia:

Thursday, August 1 – The Richmond Tavern, London, ON
Friday, August 2 – Charlie’s, Brantford, ON
Saturday, August 3 – The Pslip Inn, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON
Sunday, August 4 – The Hammer
Monday, August 5 – The Shop (under Parts and Labour), Toronto, ON
Tuesday, August 6 – Ottawa, ON                                                                        Wednesday, August 7 – The Drones Club, Montreal, QC
Friday, August 9 – Fredricton, NB
Saturday, August 10 – Halifax NS

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Holy Shit! 2 Year SUNDAY SLAMFEST-versary SUN JULY 28

Hammer City Records & Jamie Problem Present:

2 Year Slamfest-versary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY SLAMFEST XXV: 2 Year Slamfest-versary Party
This monthly all ages punk/HC matinee has been giving local bands and buds from outta town a place to rage out at for two whole years – let’s make it an afternoon to remember!

ABSOLUT (Toronto HC/Noise Assault)
http://absolutnoise.bandcamp.com/

ARTIFICIAL DISSEMINATION (TO/Steeltown 2 Piece Punk)
www.notevenamyspacelink.wtf

SYSTEM SYSTEM (Hamilton HC ex Gunnar-Vertebrates)
http://systemsystem.bandcamp.com/

SKETCHBOOKS (Sketchy Hamilton HC)
https://www.facebook.com/sketchbookshc

Sunday July 28
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St North, Hamilton
Doors 2:30PM Bands 3PM $6
All Ages Monthly Matinee

One band had to drop off so hi-five to SYSTEM SYSTEM for stepping in at the last minute.

Give a hoot, read a write up in VIEW featuring Jamie Problem here.

On a related note, Hammer City Record’s 3rd Birthday Blowout is set for the August 9 Art Crawl Night in store. See ya then shop friends!

Next Schizophrenic Shit: SNAKE CHARMER 7″ – TV FREAKS Two LP – DEFEND HAMILTON Comp 7″ – BORN WRONG 7″

SNAKE CHARMER 7″ – Available early September

sssSSSsss…SNAKE CHARMER strangles you with nine bursts of reckless despondency. These blown out charging psalms characterize the current climate of Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Written for beings of another world, SNAKE CHARMER’s freshman release remind the listener that you are fighting a losing battle of victim vs victimizer. Combining elements SEPTIC DEATH, LOU REED’s Metal Machine, and blast beats that sound like you are pulverizing your knuckles on a rusty stairwell as Hep C infests your soul. Enjoy/regret at maximum volume. sssSSSsss

http://snakecharmer666.bandcamp.com/

TV FREAKS Two LP Second full-length outing from these awesome freaks will be coming late September. For a preview check out this live recording from Blanket Fort:

Check out the slick artwork and a couple more tracks by clicking here.

DEFEND HAMILTON: Eat Shit 7″ Comp
Eight local HC outfits unleash eight short blasts about Steeltown’s seedier side with tracks about Evelyn Dick, Loujack Cafe, mobsters, & more local mayhem. Features AT WHAT COST, BORN WRONG, DEBT’D, DISMANTLE, LAID TO REST, LEFT FOR DEAD, PICK YOUR SIDE, and SOCIAL DIVORCE. Coming this fall!

BORN WRONG 7″ These local HC nutters want to assault you with another chunk of wax and we’re happy to help. Out this fall!

Watch/listen: http://www.southernsouls.ca/born-wrong/

Read/weep: http://www.idioteq.com/born-wrong-exclusive-interview/