Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In case you've been sleeping under a rock (or, like I've been the last few months--busy as hell), Droughts is an emotional hardcore band from Chicago-era. Pulling influences from what seems to be literally every style of alternative music, they've created masterpieces twice-over already (Once, with their Unmoved EP, secondly with their Split with William Bonney), and are going for a solid third. This song, "Deaf Grin," isn't a reinvention of the Droughts wheel, but is actually more stylistically in sync with Unmoved. All that to say: this song kicks ass like Droughts always has, and I'm more excited than anyone that they're getting the recognition they deserve.
This is an incredible split, as you've no doubt already known of it, and Droughts being on it makes my heart so happy, I could cry tears of gold. Wonderful release from one of the best bands in the nation, and one of my personal favorites.
Friday, December 6, 2013
A few months ago we posted about a killer band out of Texas known as Common Ignorance. Well in the time between that post and now we've been working with the band on releasing both of their 2013 EP releases on cassette. Limited to 70 copies total (50 of which are available online), this hand painted release features 11 absolutely killer tracks.
Copies are available over at our webstore.
We're also running a holiday bundle deal where upon order you'll receive:
One (1) Common Ignorance CS
One (1) Mother Brain CS
One (1) Toxicbreed's Funhouse Button
One (1) The Funhouse Button
Visit out store and check it out! http://thefunhouse.storenvy.com/
Thursday, December 5, 2013
After a four year hiatus, Texas powerhouse DIE YOUNG return with a brand new EP entitled "Chosen Path". Die Young entered the studio this past November to record this EP which is full of brand new material and revisiting two older tracks they wanted to to reconquer for a split 7" with Brazil's Confronto. Below is a rough mix of the title track of the upcoming "Chosen Path" EP - recorded at Origin Sound in Spring, TX (Bitter End, Venomous Maximus, Iron Age, Will to Live, etc) with Craig Douglas overseeing engineering.
The "Chosen Path" EP is set for an early 2014 vinyl release in the U.S. via Headfirst! Records and on CD in South America by Vegan Records. details for the vinyl release in Europe via Ugly and Proud Records to be announced at a later date.
Each choice made
A step towards my fate
A journey that cannot be undone
To live with the weight of my mistakes
And grow stronger as I carry on
The days of lashing out at everything
And biting the hand that feeds
Only wore me down
Now I'm left to reap what I had sown
Perhaps I've felt this broken before
Losing battles and losing the war
To stand in the fire and feel its burn
Suffer 'til there's nothing left to learn
What else can one do?
Keep lifting through the pain
Through years of trial and error
You learn to see things a little bit clearer
No matter how the world unravels,
The greatest war to be won
Is within yourself
"This is the path you chose"
And there's no turning back
So now I must collect myself
Pick up the pieces of shattered dreams
And learn the way of grace:
To make use of suffering
Each choice made - a step towards fate
A journey that can't be undone
Keep lifting through the pain
In spite of everything.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
We at Toxicbreed's Funhouse are EXTREMELY excited to bring you a full stream of the new KDC full length entitled "The Veracity of Solitude". I (Wayne) was lucky enough to book this band in Southern California this past November and was completely blown away by their set.
For those of you unfamiliar with KDC, here's a quick rundown. Originally hailing from Puerto Rico, KDC members packed their bags and moved to New York in 2009 to continue to do what they love on a consistent level. After years of touring the country and releasing various Demos, EPs, and Splits along the way, KDC finally found a home over at Head 2 Wall Records who will be releasing the forthcoming LP (which is produced by Andy Nelson of Weekend Nachos fame) on this December.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
We're extremely excited to bring you a full EP stream for North Carolina's own Distrust. EP is slated for a cassette release November 23rd through 13th Floor Records. Cassette is limited to 100 copies on camo shells. In the meantime enjoy a stream of the full EP and make sure to support the band/label if you enjoy what you hear.