Samstag, 15. September 2012


You can now pre-order the DAYLIGHT ROBBERY - ECSTATIC VISION LP from the TAKEN BY SURPRISE webshop - or by simply clicking on this button:


first 100 copies on white vinyl with printed innersleeves and thick 300g cardboard sleeves.

Check the Daylight Robbery bandcamp page for a full stream of the album:

The US version is available from our good friends at RESIDUE RECORDS!

Here's a first review from RAZORCAKE: In 2010, David and Christine Wolf had to replace the equipment that was stolen when their Chicago house was broken into. They wound up building a home studio, where their band Daylight Robbery recorded their gritty second album, Ecstatic Vision, on a Tascam 38 tape recorder. The album’s lyrics come from people balancing adult responsibilities with playing in a DIY band; rebuilding while sorting out memories and trying not to dwell in the past; asking questions like, “What’s the point?” and “Where do we go from here?” While the lyrics are taking stock, the music pushes forward, vibrant, faster, urgent, with David and Christine both sounding more confident and engaged on the mic. Like their first album, Through the Confusion, Ecstatic Vision has ten songs, but it’s five minutes shorter, wrapping up after twenty-eight minutes with the choppy, jolting “Grassroots,” one of the few new songs that hasn’t jettisoned the band’s new wave influence for spacious, propulsive Australian garage like Radio Birdman or Eddy Current Suppression Ring. It’s not that Daylight Robbery sound like a different band, it’s that they’ve avoided the “same thing, not as exciting” sophomore trap by putting out a record that is rawer and punker, the live-to-tape closeness (and muffled drums) making it easy to mistake for the lost demos of some awesome L.A. by way of Australia band, circa 1979. A retooled dynamic compensates for the downgrade in fidelity. In this claustrophobic recording, the guitar parts have a stronger delineation between riffs and leads, and the band creates the signature space between David’s dark, desert/surf leads and the counting-trees-flying-by-on-the-highway momentum of Christine’s bass and Jeff’s drums by minimizing overdubs. If Confusion was the sound of running down the middle of a dark street, trying to gauge the closeness of your pursuer’s footsteps over the pounding of your heart, Vision is peeking out of a gangway, panting, knife pulled, hoping that the person chasing you runs past. Keep fighting, Daylight Robbery. –CT Terry

Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2012

Sabo52: Warsong: The Caravan 12''

from kalle stille..

Here we go, from the ashes of INSOMNIO and NO ESCAPE comes WARSONG with their second release after their impressive “Ancient times” debut-LP. Five songs: all killer no filler (four original songs plus a Wipers song that hasn’t been covered to death – especially not in Spain). On a good day, this record will make out an instant classic, on a bad day you’ll have to play it twice to discover the depth and richness of this record, but you definitely won’t sell it to anyone else again, because real good records stay forever. If you want to describe the sound of WARSONG, put together a band with a young Clif Hanger (The Freeze) fronting an all star band with the best ingredients from DAG NASTY, ALL, THE WIPERS and the mighty ADOLESCENTS. Your wettest dreams come true, if their subject is pure melodic hardcore-punk in classic 80s style. The more often you play this record the bigger it grows … and it’s damn huge right now.
If you trust a over 40 Year Old Punk Rock Nerd, buy this Record or let it be!!!! Again Mastered by genius Hajji Husayn from the awesome Red Dons.

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Freitag, 17. Februar 2012

Sabo49: Bi-Marks: The Golden Years LP

18 blistering tracks of non stop hardcore punk! Once you drop this wax on your turntable you will glue it down for a while. You can't just listen to one song this is an addictive album that just refuses to stop! The gift that keeps giving...Bi Marks!
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Sabo51:Mundo Muerto: Entre El Kaos LP

The debut lp by California's mighty MUNDO MUERTO! Retaining the melody of the
earlier 7" and 12" eps but with a harder, faster edge this lp is by far MM's
best material to date. 11 tracks of pure hardcore punk greatness. From the build
up on the first track to the last note this smokes all the way through!!!! The
Spanish vocals only add to the amazingness of this lp and all the "whoa" parts
will have you singing along even if you dont speak the language. Catch the
Histeria!!!Split label release with Charged//Distorted(Vancouver, BC)500
copies-random colored inserts.

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Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2011

Sabo42: Cat Party: Rhapsody in Black LP

Cat Party started in 2007. They are a post-punk band from Orange County, CA. Since then they're released a hanful of records and been playing shows non stop. They've played up and down the west coast states as well as the southwest. This year their send full length entitled "Rhapsody In Black" is being released. Sticking to their DIY roots the band is releasing limited versions of the cd while Sabotage records out of Germany is handling the vinyl. Release date for the new record is scheduled to be May 16, 2011.

Rhapsody In Black was recorded at Cal State University, Domiguez Hills. Our friend Josh McKendry (Jisaw Thoughts 7", The Aftertaste/Cut City split 7", Heartache Over Headache EP)
was finishing up school, getting his bachelors in sound engineering.

We recorded everything there as part of his final project and later fixed up 25% of the record (bass/vocals) down in San Clemente at Jasmine Studios. This record was done entirely by Ryan and Roger, Roger on drums and Ryan handling guitar, bass, and vocals. We are very proud of this record. There's some typical Cat Party tunes on here as well as some songs that took on a new direction/approach. I hope everyone enjoys the record, we worked extremely hard on this one. We owe Joshbig time!

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Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2011



After many delays it’s finally here! The debut 7″ by Berlin based BLANK PAGES.

Members were / are active in bands like IDLE HANDS, MODERN PETS, LIES FEED THE MACHINE and DRAMAMINE. They pick up the torch from IDLE HANDS playing melodic punkrock with a certain WIPERS twist and offer 4 songs on this EP. Watch out for them playing your town soon!

For a copy please send 5.50 EUROS (Germany) or 8 EUROS (rest of the world) ppd via paypal to OR buy it from our webstore here!

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