MEERCAZ & THE VISIONS “Get Muzzled” LP out now on Sweet Rot!
Sweet Rot is back with the 2nd full length from one of America’s most under-rated bands. Meercaz is the brainchild of Oakland’s Muslim Delgado who has released a handful of proto-punk gems over the years on labels as diverse as Gulcher, Night People, and Tic Tac Totally (plus a quite fine single on Sweet Rot if you don’t mind me saying so). This time Muzz has kept the thug-punk Gizmos/Twinkeyz-esque foundation of past Meercaz releases but upped the glam and pop factors a fair bit to come up with a set of 11 songs that’ll please fans of bands like The Hammersmith Gorillas and Coloured Balls and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Songs like “Hey Mover”, “Linda Lee”, “Kate Actually” and “Wild With Me” are total hits and are by far the catchiest songs the band has written to date. Muzz is joined on these recordings by Terry Six (Exploding Hearts) on drums. Absolutely killer cover art courtesy of Mac Blackout. Download code included.
DREAMSALON “Soft Stab” LP out now on Sweet Rot!
Sweet Rot and Dragnet Records have teamed up for “Soft Stab” the impressive 2nd LP from Seattle’s Dreamsalon. If you’ve been paying attention to the NW rock underground of the past decade or so, you’re likely familiar with the names Min Yee, Matthew Ford and Craig Chambers who have collectively played in bands like Evening Meetings, A Frames, Intelligence, Le Sang Song, Factums, Yves/Son/Ace, etc. and together they’ve crafted a set of songs that will please fans of their earlier work as well as earn them new ones. The nine songs of “Soft Stab” have a little bit more of a sinister edge to them compared to their great debut LP “Thirteen Nights” and this sharpened attack is evident both in the songwriting and the production. All of these songs have the classic, locked-in, repetitive, booming Yee bass lines, paired with Ford’s seemingly-loose-yet-actually-tight distinctive drumming style while Chambers guitar work varies from reverbed-out pick scratching, to wailing feedback, to straight ahead driving punk. 9 songs. 500 copies. Download card included. Recorded in Seattle at MRX by Matt Stegner. Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk.
US CUSTOMERS ORDER HERE – These copies ship from Dragnet Records in the US.
CANADA/INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS ORDER HERE – These copies ship from Sweet Rot in Canada.
NERVE CITY “Asleep On The Tracks” LP out now on Sweet Rot!
In January 2010 Sweet Rot released our first LP which was the debut long player by Nerve City. Nearly four years later we are extremely pleased to be releasing the 2nd Nerve City LP, “Asleep On The Tracks”. In the years since the debut, front-man Jason Boyer has been busy traveling, touring, moving from Virginia to Florida, and writing an impressive amount of songs. The best of these were selected and recorded in late 2012 with a full band at Memphis’ Electraphonic Recording. The earlier Nerve City releases (including records on Sacred Bones, Hozac, and Kill Shaman) garnered a lot of positive attention from the likes of Terminal Boredom and Negative Guest List for Boyer’s knack to channel the classics like the Velvet Underground, JAMC, and The Troggs and to couple those influences with his distinctive and haunting blown-out home-recording techniques. And although no one will mistake “Asleep On The Tracks” of being anything other than a Nerve City record, the full band/studio production really adds a new element to the band’s sound and highlights more than ever Boyer’s ability to write a great fucking song. We couldn’t be happier to continue our relationship with one of our favourite artists. 330 copies. Silk-screened sleeves.
Got 2 new singles out just in time for summer!
Some hectic Midwestern punk from Iowa City’s Solid Attitude and more French weirdness from Strasbourg’s SIDA.
Got 2 new releases ready to ship! Fantastic 7″s by Minneapolis’ The Blind Shake and Seattle’s Case Studies. Head on over to our store page to order them, or over to our Bandcamp page to download/stream them. And don’t forget to sign up to the Sweet Rot mailing list to be the first to know what’s going on with Sweet Rot and to like us on Facebook.
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Sweet Rot is extremely pleased to announce the release of 3 new titles that we couldn’t be happier with – the fantastic debut LP of Seattle’s Evening Meetings (members of A Frames, Love Tan, Factums, Le Sang Song, etc.) as well as killer singles by Cheap Time and Lamps. Head over to the store page for more info and check out songs from each release on our Bandcamp page.