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Artist: DUM DUM GIRLS
Title: I Will Be
Format: LP
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"As far as modern girl groups go, DUM DUM GIRLS are setting the new standard in fuzzed-out pop euphoria ever since HoZac unleashed their first 7-inch as part of the HoZac Hookup Klub a year ago, this month. With the astonishing full development from a solo home-recording unit to their first flights as a live band last summer, Dum Dum Girls have truly come full circle. This sparkling and ominous debut album was recorded in New York with producer RICHARD GOTTEHRER (member of the Strangeloves, co-author of The Angels 1963 hit "My Boyfriends Back", and producer of Blondie and The Go Gos), who truly worked his magic here, keeping the jagged scuzzy pop edge of the bands style tied effortlessly to the Girl Group sound he helped create. HoZacs most lavish release to date and its limited to 1,000, with black & white cover on black vinyl. CD and second pressing of the vinyl available on Sub Pop. " - Horizontal Action.
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Artist: FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS
Title: Mirror of Fear
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Just as the Summer winds begin their sultry slide into place, one last gob of cold blackness swoops in on the wings of a fallen angel, as Bisbee, Arizonas FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS drop a ten ton anvil on your head, and crack your mind open like a petrified dinosaur egg. With a shell-shocking single last year on Going Underground and their debut LP just released this month on the same label, its time you left the safety and security of your homely hut and ventured out into the danger zone with these two throbbing death tomes of blunt force and gastrointestinal damage that will cause irreversible harm and shave multiple years off your lifespan. By far the most brutal and unsettling HoZac release to date, and the sleeve art alone will surely test the limits of your tolerance for full frontal male nudity. If you dont want a picture of a bloody dudes balls in your living room, you better go for the gold on this one." -Horizontal Action

Artist: FUNGI GIRLS
Title: Turquoise Hotel
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The unlimited charm of Texas strikes again as FUNGI GIRLS release their first 7-inch single this month, following up an impressive 12-inch EP debut on Play Pinball! Records last fall, both of which will have you twitching with unexpected enthusiasm. The guys that comprise this power trio are all still barely over the legal driving age, but still not even close to the drinking age, so when the surprising and wise-beyond-their-years modern psychedelic/gaze sounds first bolted from our speakers, we had to do something about it. Their first impression sits heavily on the unique and subdued vocals that seem to lightly hover over the hazy, yet complex arrangements, forming an incredibly atmospheric blast that doesnt really sound like anything else. These promising teenagers somehow harness the confidence and proclivity to emulate compelling mid-tempo lo-fi pop songs that eerily deliver hooks that stick, and come out with a sound all their own that youll no doubt be hearing more of soon. Look for the Fungi Girls full length LP on HoZac to hit record stores later this year, and dive into their world head-first with this seductive single. 500 on black." -Horizontal Action

Artist: MESS FOLK
Title: Something I Remember
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Nova Scotias underground punk output has been sorely ignored by most of the world, and with the debut 7-inch EP by Sydneys brilliantly belligerent MESS FOLK, hopefully a little more light will be shed on this systematically-neglected barren frontier. With an immediate slop/savant aesthetic that conjures a drooling, drugged-out, and agitated ball of putrescence, Mess Folk keep their blurry message straight to the point and deliver three devastating punk cuts simmering in anxiety, depression, and the delusional inner turmoil that sets in after months of cabin fever. The deranged, discombobulated vocals go so perfectly with the frantic razored guitar slashings and choppy songwriting that eeks out resemblances of discarded Electric Eels and Urinals ruination/infatuation, radiating with a sticky familiarity you just cant quite put your finger on. Anyway you cut it, Mess Folk have arrived and its gonna take a hell of a lot of zit cream and/or stain remover to eradicate their slimy presence from the ugly face of modern punk." - Horizontal Action.

Artist: MICKEY
Title: Shes So Crazy
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"When it comes to local bands in Chicago, it definitely goes in phases, as no one would have assumed a band such as MICKEY with its assortment of random ex-band members could have come up with a sound this ridiculously compelling. Rather than run down the list of their various past projects, its best to take Mickey for exactly what theyve become: a top-notch gutter-level glitter punk band that runs circles around everyone else, both live and now on record. What makes them special are the combined forces of experienced and inexperienced nuances that really shine on their recordings and will soon show the world how their now signature brand of glammed-up/dumbed-down shambolic pop music can hold up incredibly well under any circumstances. Everything from the unexpectedly touching T.Rex-style backup vocals on the show-stopping, "Shes So Crazy" to the heartfelt and brazenly-delivered innocence they muster up on the already-classic "I Am Your Trash," Mickey are quickly becoming Chicagos most notorious and best-loved band and we couldnt be more excited to offer their debut single for your adoring eardrums." - Horizontal Action.

Artist: MYELIN SHEATHS
Title: Do the Mental Twist
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Yet another Canadian entry in HoZacs new batch, Lethbridge (about 100 miles south of Calgary), Albertas MYELIN SHEATHS have boldly thrust themselves forward and erupt here with an incredibly powerful debut 7-inch featuring blistering production that jumps out of the grooves, and a wall of noise/pop vocals that sends chills down your spine and raises all hairs unshaven. As each song contained within offers up a thundering blast of icy guitars and pulse-pounding rhythms, each more intense than the last, Myelin Sheaths have found a perfect platform to desecrate the chill and melt the frozen wilderness around them. The endlessly reverberated dual male/female vocals blend together on the B-sides "Drugstore Pharmacy" so well that you can feel the sky open up and suck you straight into heaven, as it washes away the troubles clouding your weary consciousness. Like if someone plugged the entire C86 sound into a fried-out supergenerator, Myelin Sheaths have the potential to skyrocket straight to the top of your list of new favorites." - Horizontal Action.

Artist: NERVE CITY
Title: Red Tops
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"As raw and bitter as the north winds blowing off the Virginia mountaintops, HoZac is proud to serve you a platter of new songs to ease the winter solitude with three impeccably satisfying noisy folk vibrations from NERVE CITY. As you may already know, Nerve City is one of the brightest home-recording projects thats been exploding into a gripping live band, all the while holding a line of desperate tension and aggressive simplicity that climbs inside your skull within seconds and never really leaves. With a strong handle on jangling 60s guitar instrumentation and misanthropic melody, coupled with brash, shell-shockingly savage recording methods and songwriting thats so far above its peers, its time you warmed up a spot in your withered soul for Nerve City before they blow up in your face. Look for their debut LP coming soon on Sweet Rot, along with a 12-inch EP on Sacred Bones right around the corner as well. Recommended if you like: Medication, Kurt Vile, Teepee, Thee Oh Sees." - horizontal Action.

Artist: PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SOUND
Title: Shockwave Rider
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"For years, this Chicago scuzz-punk psychedelic prog machine has been turning heads as the Midwests answer to Hawkwind, Can and other mind-expanding primordial brain-fryers. At long last, and after years of preparation, HoZac is proud to unleash the quintessential 7-inch single from PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SOUND as they obliterate the blistering biker-psych formula, blasting the shrapnel deep into the innerspace of your mind. Presented here is their epic "Shockwave Rider," edited down from its 6-plus-minute format for maximum loudness and divinity. Featuring a lead guitar line from VEE DEEs NICK DVYNE that will turn your hair white and stir up your endorphins before it even hits the first chorus, all while displaying the gnarly heaviness that PCWS have made all their own." -Horizontal Action

Artist: RAYON BEACH
Title: Memory Teeth EP
Format: 12"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"We get really excited about bands sometimes, right? Well folks, RAYON BEACH are one of the most head-blasting, endorphin-rushing musical anomalies weve stumbled across in a while, and these six tracks of exotic punk psychedelia are just what the doctor ordered. Located terrestrially in Austin, TX but borne of outer limits only imagined by acid casualties trying to find where Syd Barrett lives, Rayon Beach take us on an incredible ride through surreal soundscapes and off-center arrangements, and pull it all together under a tight black umbrella, soaked in afterbirth and glowing like weird moon rocks. With aural slices so scrappy and inspirational, they effortlessly conjoin shards of obscure noise, not unlike the uncategorizable brilliance of The Deviants, Swell Maps, and The Soft Boys, in that inescapable running of the primal Pink Floyd nuance through the chainsaw-style state of mind. With no Gold edition, and only 550 black vinyl copies available of this high-powered 12" EPs maiden pressing, you might want to jump all over this before its morphed into something unrecognizable from its original state. Watch out for Cryptic Scissor as well, a side-project emanating from Rayon Beach and Woven Bones as part of the next round of the HoZac Hookup Klub, coming soon."-HoZac. Limited to 550 copies.

Artist: SHARP ENDS
Title: Northern Front
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Calgary, Alberta has been unearthing gem after gem of exciting new post-punk outfits recently, and SHARP ENDS are the "gateway drug" into that inner circle people been waiting to find. With an icy Tubeway Army/Joy Division/Crisis vibe that blackens the circles under your eyeballs and causes your pores to contract with its clammy, cold-wave simplicity, this is the foreboding sign of impending doom weve been so anxiously anticipating from the mysterious North. If this alluringly stark, and monolithically dark pop piques your interest, dont pass up the chance to grab this, the Sharp Ends debut single." -Horizontal Action.

Artist: WIZZARD SLEEVE
Title: Make the World Go Away
Format: LP
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Just as the harrowing chill of summers slow death drifts across the land, the skin-crawling death-punk masterpiece debut LP from Alabamas confederate glue-wave goth tards, WIZZARD SLEEVE hits the shelves and drags all the sinister vibrations from the ugly side of psychedelia right up front where it belongs. As their influences have cited, and the self-described trinity of Chrome, Crime and Creedence settles into place in your chemically-damaged skull, and the unexpectedly danceable hits from their string of vile, self-depreciating 7-inch singles are reborn with a devastatingly murky effect that will drag you down into a hole faster than any over-the-counter anti-anxiety cocktail youve ever ingested. Like Peter Murphy sucking on a tailpipe, Wizzard Sleeve are the end of the line for your happy good times and the start of a new atrocious standard in head-expanding, zooed-out and shut-in true punk weirdness that wont be getting many brownie points with mom, dad, church leaders, or parole officers anytime soon." -Horizontal Action.

Artist: WIZZARD SLEEVE
Title: Mommys Little Baby
Format: 7"
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Alabama has more than one reason to worry, and WIZZARD SLEEVEs debut single is a testament to all the toxicity and torturous lineage built up into a vicious compound of corrosion, chemical damage, and overall bad vibes. They have the supernatural nuances and ominous grooves that can brighten any funeral and blacken any rainbow." - Horizontal Action
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Artist: WOVEN BONES
Title: In and Out and Back Again
Format: LP
Label: Horizontal Action
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"WOVEN BONES need no announcement to herald their arrival, but as their irresistibly iridescent hazy pop grime drills itself deeper into your soft skull, its best to just stand back and experience them exploding out of your speakers. Like the eardrum-shattering noise pop icons that came before them, Woven Bones blaze their own trail of lascivious loudness and controlled snarl thats just what the world needs right now, and the perfect soundtrack to your screwed-up summer. The debut album, In and Out and Back Again delivers nine heart-stabbing hits that just keep hitting back, so without further hesitation, we give you the debut album that explodes heads on contact, by your new favorite band, Woven Bones." -Horizontal Action

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