I hope you all survived Record Store Day 2014 and got the 180g Deluxe repress of the LP you can buy for 5 bucks at the second hand store. I spent it walking along the Thames in the sun drinking a Brew Dog Punk IPA with good company and did not go see Adam Ant. Anyway, back to the real talk.
The brandnew TBS webstore is finally up and running just in time for the release of the MOTHER’S CHILDREN – LEMON LP and the NO PROBLEM – ALREADY DEAD LP! Big thanks to my main webman Keith Bayer, this new thing features all your online needs, carefully calculates and includes your shipping money and let’s you pay directly via PayPal or bank transfer. I managed to transfer all your login data from the old store so you don’t even have to create a new customer account.
Find it here: www.takenbysurprise.net/store place an order or two and let me know if you encounter any bugs. Oh and if you have any, make sure to tell your friends…
That being said, two new releases are here, here’s what’s
SURPRISE 045 | MOTHER’S CHILDREN – LEMON LP
From the mean sour streets of Ottawa, Canada comes the second full length of MOTHER’S CHILDREN aptly entitled: LEMON! 12 new tracks of stompy and glammy powerpop with that old wham-a-lam-bam-thanks-ma’am attitude that we’re used to from those four mouseketeers. Get your fix of Vitamin MC from the sweetest fruit that grows in Canada.
First press are 100 on mellow yellow vinyl and 400 on back in black vinyl.
Order it HERE!
US press to be released on RESURRECTION RECORDS.
CAN press to be released on MAMMOTH CAVE RECORDS.
SURPRISE 046 | NO PROBLEM – ALREADY DEAD LP
Another Canadian addition to the TAKEN BY SURPRISE family from Edmonton Oilers town, Edmonton: NO PROBLEM! After their stellar debut AND NOW THIS (Deranged / P.Trash) they deliver a sophomore LP that takes their frustrated and paranoid hardcorepunk to a new level. Still taking cues from BLACK FLAG, D.O.A. or TSOL, they add darker and more melodic elements to the mix.
“This is music for maladjusted adults who are too old to be able to relate to teenage problems, but whose feelings of alienation have in no way withered with age, and are looking for something that musically and lyrically captures the frustration of adult punk life in the same way that, say, so many ADOLESCENTS songs are a product of teen angst. One of my favorite things in the world is bands effectively fusing hardcore with catchy yet aggressive or paranoid melody, as bands like SOCIAL CIRCKLE and DEEP SLEEP have done in recent years.” – MAXIMUM ROCK’N’ROLL
First press are 500 copies on black vinyl. First 100 copies come with a nice 1.5×1.5″ button.
Order it HERE!
NORTH AMERICAN press to be released on DERANGED RECORDS.