The first year of Slope Records has churned out an impressive bounty of raw and classic punk rock vinyl, and the end of 2016 is only proving to be more bountiful than we expected. Check out the line-up of vinyl coming up in the new few months from Slope Records.
Exterminators - Product of America - Vinyl 12" LP
Release Date: 11/8/16
The Exterminators were born in 1977 out of many of the same punk rock ingredients as their early peers: angst, empathy-by-force, impulse, and necessity. Several young dudes came together, bashed out some songs, and damaged a few brain cells along the way while helping to lay the foundation for the Phoenix underground music scene to come. Don Bolles (Germs/Ariel Pink), Dan Clark (Feederz/Victory Acres), Doug Clark (Mighty Sphincter), and Cris Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) have resurrected the Exterminators here in 2016, recording Product of America for Slope Records.
The Brainz - Self Titled - Vinyl 7" EP
Release Date: 11/30/16
Check out the mustaches on these Brainz guys. Take a good look Really stare at the record sleeve for the Elementary Monster/Terra 7″ (1979, self-released) while you spin one of the two prog/punk gems contained therein. These are not men to trifle with and they are certainly not anyone you would want to go for a ride with in a primered Chevy Van missing a taillight and most of the interior door handles. The Brainz meant business and during their short lifespan as one of Phoenix’s earliest proto-punk incarnations, they cranked out what would become part of the calling card for avant-desert-acid punk that Phoenix is known for. Is it metal, is it punk, or is it prog rock? Who knows and who fucking cares. This hard to find rarity has everything the eclectic collector needs to impress even the most opinionated music snob. It’s rare, it’s weird, and it’s rockin’.
Nip Drivers - Destroy Whitey - Deluxe Edition Vinyl 12" EP
Release Date: 1/1/17
Nip Drivers were totally insane and always on the verge of dancing one-legged in a sea of broken glass while taking the piss out of anyone or anything within spitting distance. Destroy Whitey is a record that needs to be played by only the most easily offended church going motherfuckers out there. In fact, all Lutheran ministers should buy two copies. One for themselves and one for the illegitimate child who lives in a shed behind the church.
Nip Drivers - Oh Blessed Freak Show - Deluxe Edition Vinyl 12" LP
Release Date: 1/1/17
Nip Drivers could suck a dog turd through a straw and spit out a goddamn diamond. Oh Blessed Freak Show is maybe the best combination of covers and originals put out by any band from the 80s. The album oozes a type of cool unseen since Jackie Kennedy turned down Lyndon Johnson’s giant cock after JFK’s funeral and that says a lot. Turn it up, get down, and bliss out to the cerebral sounds of genius.
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