Announcing: SIMPLY SAUCER Baby Nova EP Out June 24, 2014

The pride of Hamilton’s first wave of punk SIMPLY SAUCER mark a return to turntables with the release of their Baby Nova 12” EP on June 24 courtesy of Schizophrenic Records. Exclaim unleashed these details yesterday day via

This EP will premiere the first ever studio versions of five classic SIMPLY SAUCER songs recorded in Detroit MI at Jim Diamond’s Ghetto Recorders studio in August of 2011, and produced by Jeff Meier (Detroit Cobras and Rocket 455). The use of vintage analogue recording equipment in this session allowed the band to return to the immediacy of their own raw edgy roots in a city that had influenced the formation and early direction of the band.

“With the addition of composer/arranger/session musician and bona fide Detroit legend McKinley Jackson on keyboards on a couple of tracks SIMPLY SAUCER went further and deeper into the ‘Detroit Sound’ to the soul/funk roots that had so influenced bands like Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, the MC5 and the Stooges,” says song writer and front man Edgar Breau of this release.

Pressing info: 800 copies including 700 multi color mix colours vinyl + 100 black vinyl w/ additional black and white fold over sleeve. All copies include 4 page booklet with lyrics, images etc.

The release of Baby Nova will be marked with several events including an instore launch at Hammer City Records in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (228 James Street N at rear off Robert Street alley) Friday, June 27 7PM (RSVP here), & full sets at The Casbah (306 King St W at Queen St) on Saturday, July 5 8PM (RSVP here), and in Toronto at the legendary Silver Dollar Friday, July 18 (RSVP here).
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2014 Schizo Record Store Day Exclusives: From The Vaults AVAILABLE SOON

In way belated news, limited edition advance version of the awesome RAMMER Siege of Madness LPs were released at Hammer City Records as an in store exclusive of a Schizophrenic Records title from the vaults. Wider release details of that will be ready soon along with order information for ROACH BANK LPs, BORN WRONG double s/t & Holding Cell 7″ set, and HAYMAKER Live at CIUT Studio 3 Session 7″. We know you all wanted these but limited editions were run as a Hamilton in store exclusive – we’ll get mailorder details up shortly.

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.).

Track Listing:
Fuck You Pay Me
Smear Campaign
Driving Me To Drink
Black Saturday
Scab City
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 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










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

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

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 ( 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



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 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




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″!


TVFreaks Two

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


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

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 



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

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



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.

SC TP Package


SC Contest
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 ( 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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