Friday, November 4, 2016

11/4/16 - OMEGAS - POWER TO EXIST 12" OUT NOW!!


Greetings! I'm rather excited to FINALLY announce the release of this one, as it's been a project in the making for a few years now! After a series of road blocks in nearly every phase of the process of this recording, the OMEGAS - POWER TO EXIST 12" is in my possession and ready to roll! I've been a major fan of this band since day one and was absolutely tickled that they asked me to be a part of releasing the latest chapter in their hardcore odyssey. Words fail me at the moment, so I'll let the poetic ramblings of a certain Toronto born Mad Man take the reigns from here:

"Much anticipated answer to 2011's 'Blasts of Lunacy,' the Omegas leave off where they picked up, coming back to their personalized vision of the nooks and crannies of early NYHC and proto hardcore cum Darby Crash cum Nollywood prankster at ever more obtuse and challenging angles. The riffs implode and the changes are impossible to follow without a map that probably leads somewhere unpleasant. Even still, the confusion feels like a stroke of luck. The gift is not knowing what you're hearing yet but knowing you've wanted to hear it your whole life. Duck, dive, spit, slam, kill: Makes you go Boom Boom. Flash forward, the power to exist. FFO: getting stop and frisked by the NYPD and having them find a giant lollypop in your otherwise empty bag/wondering who killed Tony Frenchman"

-Jonah Falco, 2016

Each record comes in a full color jacket adorned with a collaborative painting by Spoiler and Hoagie along with a printed inner sleeve, safely secured in a lovely shrink wrap.

There are 200 copies on red vinyl for mailorder customers available here while they last!

The record is also streaming in its entirety over at the (relatively) new Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp - it's also available for download as well in case some of ya that don't mess around with vinyl records and whatnot.

If you're like to obtain wholesale copies of this record, drop me a line at beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

ATTENTION CANADIANS!!! The ever so awesome FAITH / VOID in Toronto will have a metric shit ton of this release for sale, both online and in the store. And yes, they will have color copies as well! So, I urge you to please order this record from them here (and if they're not up yet please be patient, they'll be up soon). As I'm sure you know by now, shipping from America to Canada is a nightmare and it is my hope that this option will help you all out a little bit. They might also have a limited amount of wholesale copies as well, but you'll have to contact them to check and see regarding that.

In other news, the repress of the WARTHOG - S/T EP has finally arrived as well! 500 copies on black vinyl with red center labels. The first pressing of 1,000 copies disappeared in a bit over a week this past August / September, so if ya missed out the first time around get on it!

On the distro front, I got a lot of new stuff kicking around! Here's a glimpse at some of it:

BLAZING EYE - WAYS TO DIE EP
BLAZING EYE - LONELY CORPSE EP
DISCLOSE - FEAR OF THE WAR Tape (Japankore deadstock, should have more soon in the event I sell out of them quick)
THE STRAND - SECONDS WAITING LP (cool old power pop reissue!)
BAD NOIDS - IT'S A DOGGIE BAG WORLD EP
WET BRAIN - S/T EP
JJ DOLL - S/T EP
TORTURE CHAIN - WASTING SYNDROME LP
WOUND MAN - ROLLED EP
VIDEO FILTH - S/T EP

+ plenty more! I've also dropped the prices on the 7" and 12" clearance bins, so check em out!

And for those that like to look forward into the future, here's a wee glimpse at some upcoming B.I.R. releases:

CONCEALED BLADE 12" (in production, hoping to have it out early 2017)
FRIED EGG new 7"
BLOOD PRESSURE new 7"

+ some other fun stuff that I can't quite let loose yet. Stay tuned!

That does it for now! December will mark 5 years of Beach Impediment Records. Many thanks to all of you for the support and interest over that stretch of time. See you again in early 2017 when the CONCEALED BLADE 12" is out! Take care.

-B.I.R.

Friday, August 26, 2016

8/26/16 - WARTHOG - S/T EP OUT NOW!


Greetings! It's been quite the summer to say the very least and I am rather ecstatic to end it with this monster of a record finally seeing the light of day. Ecstatic is probably an understatement to be honest. Let me just say that hearing this record for the first time around March or April, after having sampled the deluge of works that the hardcore punk world had spewed upon me at that point in 2016, was absolutely invigorating! Anyways, I'll leave it at that, enough of my jibber jabber, here's the info:

NYC hardcore punks WARTHOG return with what could possibly be their best recorded output yet. It's been a couple years since their EP's on Katorga Works and Iron Lung Records were unleashed upon us all and in that time the members of the Hog have perfected their particular formula and have finally delivered four more tracks of pounding hardcore savagery that stands out ten fold from most of the bullshit that fans of the genre are bombarded with on a regular basis. Are you a functioning human in a functioning world? Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve along with a two color risograph printed insert.

There are 200 copies on Opaque Cream vinyl that are available for mailorder here via the Beach Impediment Records webstore.

**UPDATE: COLOR VINYL IS GONE, SOLD OUT IN A FEW HOURS.**

You can hear a track from the record here via the Beach Impediment Records Soundcloud.

The record is also streaming in its entirety via the new Beach Impediment Records Bandcamp here (also, expect more B.I.R. jams from the past 5 years to be uploaded to that new Bandcamp in the coming weeks!)

Any questions and/or wholesale orders can be directed to beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

And just a heads up for all my friends across the pond, this record has a European press that is out now compliments of the always stellar STATIC SHOCK RECORDS, so if you're over there please grab it from them and save yourself the ridiculous shipping costs that come with dealing with the USPS.

The following distros / stores will have copies of the record soon, if not already: SORRY STATE, MATERIAL WORLD, PUNK AND DESTROY, IRON LUNG RECORDS, GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS, VINYL CONFLICT, SACRED BONES, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, FEEL IT RECORDS, DRIPPER WORLD, PAPERTOWN COMPANY, DEEP THOUGHTS JP, ACADEMY RECORDS, CRUEL NOISE RECORDS, BRAIN ABUSE, SIT AND SPIN, JOINT CUSTODY, DEAD TANK, and many more that are in the works.

In addition to this new release, I have added a few distributed items to the webstore lately:

RIK AND THE PIGS - LIFE'S A BUST EP
FRIED EGG - DELIRIUM EP
ZERO - S/T LP
THE WANKYS - S/T EP
BETA BOYS - REAL ROCKERS EP
ANARKIA - CENSURADO EP
WARHEAD - CRY OF TRUTH EP
NANDAS - S/T EP

+ a whole bunch more!

I've also marked down a ton of 7"s and 12"s that can be found here and here. Plenty of good deals to be had on records from all over Earth! Golly!

Also, here's a few updates on Beach Impediment releases since we last spoke:

-The represses for the BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12". ABSOLUT / PARANOID - JAWBREAKING MANGEL DEVASTATION Split 12" and CONCEALED BLADE - DEMO 2015 7" are in and going fast. These will not be repressed after this so nab em while ya can!

-After a good year and a half of production, the OMEGAS - POWER TO EXIST LP is finally at the plant! Shooting to have this one out by late winter 2016, stay tuned. In the meantime, you can hear songs from it here and here.

-And just for good measure / for those that don't like reading a bunch of crap, here's a list of what's coming up on B.I.R.:

OMEGAS - POWER TO EXIST
CONCEALED BLADE new LP
BLOOD PRESSURE new EP

+ some other goodies in the works that I can't let out of the bag yet.

That does it. As always, thanks for the support and talk soon!

-B.I.R.

PS: I wanted to say thank you to all who have reached out and lent a helping hand over the past few months in lieu of the death of a friend and longtime band mate, Brandon Ferrell. The outpouring of support for his widow and children in their greatest time of need has been awe inspiring to say the least and being a part of throwing the benefit gig earlier this month was exhausting yet ultimately rewarding (a special shout out to all the bands that traveled so far to be there and all the amazing record labels that provided records for the raffle, and the folks that did benefit shows in other cities!!!). Seeing friends from all over come together for that event along with all the people from the global hardcore punk community that contributed to the GoFundMe that Baybay set up for the Ferrell family (which is still up, feel free to contribute by clicking here) has been a reminder of the amazing company that I keep as a result of having been involved in all of this for so long. Much love to all of ya.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5/10/16 - VAASKA - FUTURO PRIMITIVO EP OUT NOW!


After a slew of delays, the US pressing of the VAASKA - FUTURO PRIMITIVO EP is finally available for mass consumption. Here's the nitty gritty:

Rejoice, VAASKA have returned with more hard punk pounders for the masses! Originally pressed in a limited amount by VOX POPULI for the band's Japanese tour in the winter of 2016, Beach Impediment is delighted to make the latest release from Austin's finest available domestically to the hardcore punk fanatics that know the real deal and for those that would like to become more educated in the field. "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" features five tracks of the top notch D-Beat wth blazing guitar leads and ferociously belted lyrics in Spanish that you have come to expect from these guys over the years. Each record comes in a felt based glue pocket sleeve adorned with the stark black and white art of the great Brian Miller that has been the band's visual trademark since the beginning. Limited to a one time pressing of 500 copies.

There are 100 copies on TRANSLUCENT PINK vinyl that can be nabbed here while they last!

To hear a few songs from "FUTURO PRIMITIVO" head on over to the VAASKA Bandcamp

The following stores / distros will have copies of the record in the near future, if not already: SORRY STATE RECORDS, GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS, FEEL IT RECORDS, KATORGA WORKS, SIT & SPIN RECORDS, MATERIAL WORLD, HAVOC RECORDS, TODO DESTRUIDO, APT 512 BOOTIQUE, DISCOS MMM, BRAIN ABUSE, SPHC, REVHQ, DEEP THOUGHTS JP, and more that are in the works.

I've also recently updated the label's webstore with a ton of stellar distributed releases:

FRAMTID - THE HORRIFIC VISIONS EP
SKIZOPHRENIA! - SINGLE TICKET TO DEMO-LITION LP
YOSHIHIRO HIRAKO AND HUMAN ARTS - SHOGAKARA TAIGAE LP
TRIAGE - POWER BEAT EP
PRESSING ON - NO DEFEAT NO CAPITULATION LP
CHAOS UK - SHITMAN FUCKER EP
NO TOLERANCE - YOU WALK ALONE LP
SVART SNO - DEN SISTA SPIKEN I DEN SISTA KISTEN LP
DESPERATE FIX - DEATH KICKS LIFE'S ASS EP
MOB 47 - KARNVAPEN ATTACK EP
CRETINS - MEAT EP
JAVLA - S/T EP
THE LANDLORD'S - FITZGERALD'S PARIS LP
NASA SPACE UNIVERSE - 70 AD LP
ISOTOPE - MIDNIGHT SOLDIER EP

+ many, many more!

I also went ahead and added tons of old stock to the reduced price 12" and 7" sections, lots of killer titles from the likes of BREAKDOWN, P.F. COMMANDO, LIFE, FORWARD, SUDOR, MERCHANDISE, and ton more. Take a peek here and here!

Also, there are a few more Beach Impediment shirts left. These were a one time printing and will not be made again, thanks to everyone who nabbed one! They can be found here.

And lastly, here's an updated list of what's next as far as new releases and represses on the horizon:

OMEGAS - POWER TO EXIST LP
WARTHOG new 7"
BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12" repress (hoping for mid-late June)
CONCEALED BLADE - DEMO 2015 7" repress (should have these any day now!)
ABSOLUT / PARANOID - JAWBREAKING MANGEL DEVASTATION Split 12" repress (new layout, out soon to coincide with the west coast tour that the bands will be doing in early June)

+ plenty more on the horizon. We'll get there when we get there, man.

I believe that does it for now. Thanks for reading!

-B.I.R.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2/2/16 - BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12" and STRUTTER - S/T EP OUT NOW!




Hey, it's 2016 and the B.I.R. shit show continues! I said I'd have these out in January but, as usual, the world of pressing records is a sly and unpredictable beast; a selfish lover, if you will. Regardless, they are FINALLY here and ready to roll, so let's get down to the nitty gritty:

BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12"

BLOOD PRESSURE finally deliver "NEED TO CONTROL" as a follow up to their Self Titled EP that turned heads all over when it came out in 2014. After a few personnel changes and a slew of gigs up and down the East Coast, the boys churned out yet another absolute pounder for the masses. You know the deal - this one features ten tracks of scathing hardcore punk from the Steel City, crafted in the way that they know how to make it out there... which is of the ripping, bleak, and fucked up variety. Featuring full color cover art by Matt Bellosi.

100 copies on COKE BOTTLE CLEAR vinyl for mailorder while they last!

STRUTTER - S/T EP

Beach Impediment is pleased to introduce the debut EP from Austin's STRUTTER. Hot on the heels of a true ripper of a demo and a slew of US and Canadian dates with GLUE that the band closed out 2015 with, this four song 7" delivers more of their brand of raging hardcore punk, bringing to mind groups like WHITE PIGS and other frantic and vicious hardcore acts in that vein. Featuring members of IMPALERS, VAASKA, GLUE, and THEE NODES. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve featuring full color art by Scott Young.

150 copies on TRANSLUCENT BLUE vinyl for mailorder while they last!

A song from each record can be heard here.

I've also recently made up some BEACH IMPEDIMENT shirts that I've been wanting to make for years and just never got around to doing until recently. These new releases, shirt, and a slew of other B.I.R. releases and distro items can be obtained here.

And for all of you folks over in Europe, please note that the BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12" is OUT NOW on EVEN WORSE RECORDS and WAY BACK WHEN RECORDS in The Netherlands and the STRUTTER - S/T EP will be OUT SOON on STATIC SHOCK RECORDS in the UK. Please order these releases from them, not only does it make sense to do so since you all share a land mass but recently postage prices in the USA got even worse than they were before! Thanks!

The following distros / stores will have copies of these new releases in the near future, if not already: SORRY STATE, FEEL IT, GRAVE MISTAKE, RECORD SHOP BASE (Japan), KATORGA WORKS, HELTA SKELTA RECORDS (Australia), TODO DESTRUIDO, END OF AN EAR, BRAIN ABUSE, DISTORTED PRESS, VELTED REGNUB, NAILGUN MURDER (Australia), SOAP AND SPIKES, HAUSFRAU RECORDS, ALL DAY RECORDS, DISCOS MMM, DERANGED, SAVAGE ERA, SLUG SALT RECORDS, REEL TIME, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, RUST AND MACHINE, and many more that are in the works.

In other B.I.R. release news, I finally got the repress of the AJAX - S/T EP in stock! 300 more with stamped back covers. The first press flew out of here pretty quick, so grab one while you can...

I've also recently stocked the distro with tons of great releases from all over:

DEATH SIDE - WASTED DREAM LP
DEATH SIDE - BET ON THE POSSIBILITY LP
KIELTOLAKI - VAPAUDEN ILLUUSIO LP
POWER - ELECTRIC GLITTER BOOGIE LP
BANDIT - HEATHEN ROCK 12"
TRAU - 12 SONG EP
EEL - THE MIND CURE YEARS 12"
FRIED EGG - THE INCREDIBLE FLEXIBLE EGG 7" FLEXI
MUERTE - S/T LP
ERA DEL VACIO - S/T LP
PMS 84 - S/T EP
BUTCHER - HOLDING BACK THE NIGHT LP
PISS - S/T EP
SKEMATA - SANCTIONED GENOCIDE EP
SEI TO SHI - VIDA Y MUERTE EP
PSYCHO SIN - FORWARD TO THE CAVES LP
NO PAROLE - S/T EP

+ many more! And I've also updated the marked down 7"s and 12"s sections for those interested in such things! Plus, I should have more releases from the likes of NO TOLERANCE, CHAOS UK, MUSTANG, CRUDE, and others coming in any day now.

And while I have you, here's a little glimpse at the next round of releases I have planned for 2016:

OMEGAS new 12"
VAASKA new 7" (US Pressing of the Japanese 7" for their upcoming tour)
DESPERAT new 12"
+ some other stuff I can't talk about yet.

Orders should start shipping the end of this week / beginning of next week.

Be easy,

-B.I.R.

Monday, October 5, 2015

10/5/15 - ABSOLUT / PARANOID SPLIT 12" OUT NOW!


As promised, B.I.R. has returned with more HCPM for that ass. Let's get right to it:

ABSOLUT (Canada) and PARANOID (Sweden) team up to unleash this split 12" of JAWBREAKING MANGEL DEVASTATION! We are pretty proud of this release as it comes with full color artwork by the legendary Japanese hardcore punk artist SUGI and comes in a gatefold sleeve. Its limited to 500 (400 black vinyl and 100 transparent orange). If you've heard either band before you know what to expect. ABSOLUT plays devastating HC punk influenced by late era Cimex and other punk bands with a metal tinge to them. The vocals on this are relentless. PARANOID hailing from Sweden have members from many other Swedish kang bands and are in my opinion one of the world's best current punk acts. Taking influence from the countless raging Swedish bands they grew up with but also taking plenty of cues from Japan and combining them into a barrage of intense hardcore punk that will leave you numb!

To order individual copies of the record, please go to http://beachimpedimentrecords.bigcartel.com

For wholesale inquiries, please contact beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

There are 100 copies on translucent orange vinyl for mailorder only.
UPDATE 10/6/15: Color vinyl is sold out!

This is a split release with BRAIN SOLVENT PROPAGANDA

The following stores / distros will have this record in the near future in the event it is easier to obtain from them: FERAL WARD, HAVOC RECORDS, SORRY STATE, GRAVE MISTAKE, VINYL CONFLICT, CELEBRATED SUMMER, THE TOTAL END, MIND CURE, BRAIN ABUSE, SIT & SPIN, CHIMICHANGA, and some more that are in the works.

Not sure yet if I will have enough copies to send off to EBULLITION, REVHQ, and COBRASIDE as usual due to the fact the record is selling quickly.

UP NEXT:

BLOOD PRESSURE - NEED TO CONTROL 12"
STRUTTER - S/T EP
OMEGAS new 12"

Talk soon,
-B.I.R.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

MOVING! WEBSTORE CLOSED! BE BACK SOON!


SUP? B.I.R. and the fools that make it happen (a grown man and an adolescent feline) are in the midst of moving. The webstore has been closed but fret not, you can get all three of those new releases (along with any older titles that are still in print) from a slew of hot stores and distros all over Planet Earth - many of which are posted under the tab above this labeled "Distribution" so check around or you can even learn to use Google, perhaps? And don't worry about colored vinyl, that shit is long gone anyways so please don't email me about it.

All orders from this last round of releases have been shipped as of last week. I will try my best to respond to emails during this downtime but, eh, on top of moving and all that jazz I'm kind of enjoying the break from this as well. Don't be sad, it's not you, it's me...

Anyways, expect the return of B.I.R. via an update in early October during which the ABSOLUT / PARANOID split 12" will finally be unleashed! Sound good?

Another dumb summer is over / stay freaky,
-B.I.R.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8/25/15 - NEW 7"s from EEL, CONCEALED BLADE, and AJAX OUT NOW!!!


We meet again! B.I.R. is back with 3 new releases on the 7" format. There's not much else to say so I'm just gonna get down to it:

EEL - S/T EP

After a bit of down time since their last record, EEL has emerged from whatever local Pittsburgh landfill they came from with some more sonic blasts of the blown out noise infused hardcore punk pounders that they’ve made themselves known for with their past few releases. This particular slab features three original rippers followed by a DISORDER cover to close it all out. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve featuring some stunning cover art by Denis Boardman of the legendary UK band DOOM. Also included is a 14”x14” poster with a rather intricate black and white collage done by the band’s own 1984.

There are 150 copies on translucent red vinyl for mailorder only while they last.

CONCEALED BLADE - DEMO 7"

Braddock’s CONCEALED BLADE caught many off guard when their Earth shattering demo became available in early 2015 and now Beach Impediment is proud to bring it to the masses on the 7” format. Featuring members of BLOOD PRESSURE, HOUNDS OF HATE, and NO TIME, this recording is a relentless one full of the kind of riffs and vocals that bring late 80’s NYHC to mind while retaining a modern yet tasteful vibe all its own. For fans of hardcore and just simply “not for the fucking weak,” as they say.

There are 100 copies on clear vinyl for mailorder only while they last.
UPDATE 8/26/15: CLEAR VINYL IS SOLD OUT!

Available in Europe from HARDWARE RECORDS

AJAX - S/T EP

NYC’s finest follow up their demo and 7” on Katorga Works, along with their appearance on the HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE compilation, with what could very well be their best material to date! The four tracks on this new recording continue to exhibit the band’s perfected blend of USHC combined with the best of Sweden with harsh vocals barked over TOTALITAR influenced riffing. Saying that this release is essential would be an understatement. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve adorned with artwork by Shiva Addanki.

All copies are on black vinyl.

Available in Europe from STATIC SHOCK RECORDS

To order individual copies of these records, please go to http://beachimpedimentrecords.blogspot.com

To hear songs from these records, please go to http://soundcloud.com/beachimpediment

For wholesale inquiries, please drop me a line at beachimpediment[at]gmail[dot]com

The following stores / distros should have copies of these records in the near future: KATORGA WORKS, FERAL WARD, GRAVE MISTAKE, SORRY STATE, FEEL IT, WARTHOG SPEAK, RECORD SHOP BASE (Japan), VINYL CONFLICT, ARMAGEDDON SHOP, TODO DESTRUIDO, BRAIN ABUSE, BLINDEAD PRODUCTIONS (Sweden), CHIMICHANGA, 5540 (Singapore), PAINKILLER, SOAP AND SPIKES, NO PATIENCE (Australia), REEL TIME, SPENDING A LOUD NIGHT IN, VELTED REGNUB, MIND CURE, DISTORTED PRESS, CELEBRATED SUMMER, WAX DELI, SURVEILLANCE INVESTMENTS, ORIFICE BIZZARRE, THE TOTAL END, JOINT CUSTODY, and more that are in the works.

And as always, for those that prefer to work with the professionals, these and all other in print Beach Impediment titles can be obtained with ease from EBULLITION, REVHQ, and / or COBRASIDE.

PLEASE NOTE: The label will be taking a little vacation for a couple weeks in early September due to moving. The webstore will be shut down and I will not be answering emails as frequently, but rest assured you can get the new joints from the fine labels and stores above along with any other in print Beach Impediment titles.

On the distro front, there are some new and exciting titles:

BLOOD PRESSURE - PROMO TAPE (tracks from the upcoming 12" that B.I.R. will be pressing)
FRAU - MIRA EP
ABSOLUT - PUNK SURVIVAL LP (Euro pressing)
THE VULTURES - S/T EP
THE SQUATS - NOISE-OVERDOSE EP
RIXE - COUPS ET BLESSURES EP
TOXIN III - I ROCK, I RAN EP
SLIMY MEMBER - S/T EP
RUKKUS - RAW SHOCK TERROR EP
PURE DISGUST - CHAINED EP

+ I added some more marked down 7"s and 12"s to that area of the store and even dropped the price more. Nab it up, I'm moving soon and the less shit I gotta pack the better!

Here's the updated list of what's up next:

ABSOLUT / PARANOID split 12” (October 2015)
BLOOD PRESSURE 12” (in production)
STRUTTER 7” (in production)
OMEGAS 12” (still working on some studio majik, baby)
+ some more shit for you hardcore punk funboys and fungals!

That's it. R.I.P. RSO.

-B.I.R.