Shearing Pinx – Haruspex 7″ Pre-order

Shearing Pinx

You can still pre-order the Shearing Pinx – Haruspex 7″.  The first 50 of these are a special hand-screened design, and there are still a few these left (what is wrong with you people – Get on this!). Pre-order the 7″ on the Divorce site now (they are shipping in a couple of weeks). I am super excited for this release and I would be surprised if it doesn’t end up in my top singles of the year (given how much I like the other Shearing Pinx recordings).

Pre-Orders and Other Things You Should Know About

A whole rash of imited edition style releases that warrant a Saturday post.

Shearing Pinx

At Divorce Records, you can pre-order the Shearing Pinx – Haruspex 7″, which isn’t due until April. Why pre-order? The first 50 will be a special hand-screened design. The other 394 will be factory printed (444 total). I was talking to Divorce a couple of days ago about this release, and there isn’t art or a place to buy it on their website yet, but if you email Darcy at chikwhite@gmail.com, you can reserve one.

I have been meaning to write about the split / Mutators 12″, which has been in high rotation around here, so this was a no-brainer for me.

Almost Ready

Volume 2 and 4 of Almost Ready’s World’s Lousy 7″ compilation series are ready for pre-order: both 7″s are $12 ppd in the USA/$14to Canada/and $17 overseas. Volume 2 features Lady Doctors, Black Orphan, Factums, The Pink Noise, while volume 4 features Touched, Coconut Coolouts, El Vicio, Fag Cop. To pre-order, paypal: cherrygarciarecords@hotmail.com

Shit EagleMentholsElectric Bunnies

Finally, this trio of “first 100 on coloured vinyl” singles from Shit Eagle (gold), Menthols (blue), and The Electric Bunnies (white w/ silk screened covers) is now out from Florida’s Dying, one of my favourite labels right now. This shit is going to be highly collectible, but more than that: this shit is going to be pleasing to your ears.

Mutators – Paper Words 7″

a1: Paper Words
a2: Little Liar
b: Glass
Available directly from Broadway to Boundary
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Broadway to Boundary are going to be a label to watch. This Mutators 7″ kind of comes out of nowhere, and the upcoming lineup features a Shearing Pinx 7″ in January and a Sex Negatives 7″ in December. It is nice to see Vancouver producing a scene like this, and it doesn’t hurt to have a local label to distribute it beyond the rockies.

I am going to agree with Jason’s assessment here; this is pretty damn good, but I can see some people absolutely hating the music. Too abrasive, too challenging, too fucking harsh. You have this band completely thrashing out, but with that element of drone that a lot of these West Coasters are going for.

On top of that, you have this woman absolutely screeching into the mic, getting that “screeching into the mic” distortion that we all know and love. Remember when the screamo sound went somewhat mainstream a couple of years ago? Especially in Canada, when Alexisonfire and Billy Talent blew up? That was nice screaming; this, on the other hand, will hurt your feelings.

The Mutators 7″ comes in blue vinyl and is limited to 300 copies.