With their debut album „Parents + FBI = Cahoots“, Shrinkwrap Killers out of Oakland bring a load of paranoia and conspiracies
to the picnic table. The sun may be shining, but the melodies in the guise of 80s Dark Wave / Synth Punk are eerily beautiful enough to darken the sky. Yes, you can dance to this, cry, drink and smash the goddamn State to this. All at the same time.
A perfect mixture of The Spits, Wipers & Brat Farrar.
„Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you!“
Released on tape by Transylvanian Tapes last year, the album is finally getting its well-deserved vinyl release. Plus – there is a hidden vinyl-only bonus track!
Preorder has already kinda started on bandcamp. Ships early September – get yours on yellow vinyl while they last!
You think you don’t like Country music, right? Well, here are two good reasons you might wanna change that attitude.
Jenny Don’t has written a lot of great songs over the past 10 years and some of them accidently turned out as punk (DON’T). But here we get the real deal – Garage Country with the darkness of Hank Williams and the spirit of Patsy Cline. Featuring members of DON’T, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., WIPERS, DEAD MOON and PIERCED ARROWS this group from Portland, Oregon is the best Country band in Punk Rock.
Ok, wow! If you liked the first LOST TAPES album you will definitely love their second record. This fantastic post punk band out of Aachen just came up with 10 brand new songs that merge the dark and punk sound of early 80’s Joy Division/The Cure/Wipers with contemporary bands like The Estranged or Grave Pleasures. What the fuck is the sophomore jinx? These 4 guys are better now than ever and happily serve you 40 Minutes of inconvenient joy. Awesome.
Berlin’s Amoeba-Underground-Surf-Lineup is back on their fourth release with eight tongue-shearing hip-shakes in the corner of Black Hole & Beach Boulevard and cracks open nuts of all angry German potato-citizens with the opener Potato Mash Bash, wonderful! At the other end „DINTE“ as chainsaw ripper graduation with the active support of many guests on the mic, friendship without borders, punk with exclamation marks!
Between? Whether it’s an amphetamine addiction cream cut from the ZERO BOYS tube, or MODERN ACTION / BODIES sounding mode in the vein of Hardcore Classics from the Agnew School or simply nude bathing with THE CROWD… GULAG BEACH will make you feel like being in a Posh Boy porn.
KOMPLIKATIONS fifth release is yet another 12″ that proves they just don’t run out of great melodies, awesome harmonies, smart lyrics and aggressive dance beats. No Good News starts with synthesizers that sound like a car with engine troubles but don’t get fooled – these 5 songs will take you on a wild ride through a mixture of emotions. Joy, hate, disbelief, frustration and mourning.
No guitar, no bass, just synthesizer, drums and vocals. Still Punk as fuck!
This beautiful record comes in pinkish vinyl and is officially out now!!! Don’t sit on this one..
Hello and a very Happy New Year! I’m just here to announce our newest addition to the label roster. VAN DAMMES! Those 4 guys hail from Helsinki and are fucking great! If you like your Punk Rock with just the right amount of dirty organ and snotty Garage, you might have found your new favourite band right here.
With their new EP on Rockstar Records they pretty much perfected the mixture of catchy hooks, melodic riffs and scruffy noise. For fans of Marked Men, Sedatives and Statues. There’s even a little bit of Zebrassierers in there, if you remember that band. 6 Songs on this 7″ – all killer.
Officially out now. Click here…
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Hailing from Tel Aviv, these 4 Israeli Power-Punk-Poppers are finally back with their sophomore album after the great debut in 2013. „Two Men“ comes with twelve marvelous Punk Rock / Power Pop hymns in the vein of Sonic Avenues, Steve Adamyk Band and Radioactivity so expect a lot of speed, melody and background choirs. The Sweatshop Boys really do excel in making you happy through a record – try to stay mad at the world/yourself/your boss while listening to this album…you won’t succeed. It’s like MDMA without the serotonin hangover.
The record will ship around September, 29th. Preorder it now!
Rockstar Records turns 20! Holy shit – time flies, amirite?
To celebrate this, we managed to catch some really great bands who will play at our festival next month (October, 6th at AZ Aachen).
One of them are the always awesome MISCALCULATIONS who will play their first and exclusive Germany show ever.
In addition, our new friends from Tel Aviv, the SWEATSHOP BOYS and from Helsinki, the VAN DAMMES will be participating in our little revelry and will perform their amazing live sets. Don’t miss this!
שלום and Hei!
Also, THE LOST TAPES will present their new ass-kicking songs and there will be a raffle and some beautiful silkscreens and rare records and you can drink cheap beer and play foosball and buy T-shirts and so on and so forth. It’s gonna be wild!