Lauren Records is turning 7 years old this month and to celebrate it's evolution we are taking 20% your orders for the rest of the month. We will also be giving away our iconic Animorphs tshirt with every order over $30. If that's not enough, we made some cool bundles where you can pick out of any Lauren Records releases that are still in stock and get them bundled up for cheap! Take a browse!
Closer is a 3-piece melodic hardcore band from Brooklyn whose members also all play in Real Life Buildings, who we did a record with earlier this year!
It’s amazing how much stuff you can fit in a great hardcore song. “Gift Shop,” the first thing we’ve heard from the new New York band Closer, has rushing, expressionistic black metal grandeur. It has twinkly, evocative Explosions In The Sky-esque guitar-chimes. It has enough time-signature switch-ups to leave your brain reeling. It has at least one moment where the rhythm section clicks into warlike lockstep and just conquers. And it has a feverish, committed performance from singer Ryann Slauson, who puts her entire soul into her brooding, raging, larynx-destroying wail. “Gift Shop” is two and a half minutes long, but it feels like an epic. And it also feels like the beginning of something. –Tom (Stereogum)
Here you go, for $5 only get this Banned In Philly shirt. I've never gotten this many messages about a shirt before asking what does it mean. It actually means a lot of things. For only $5, you too can be asked what does the shirt mean.
Not sure if people are getting this joke, but I think it's funny. New nike/twitter mash shirts available in the store. Twitter won't verify you? Who cares? No one. For this week only get this shirt for free with any order of $30 or more before shipping. Just leave your size in the order notes and you shall receive. Or just pick one up for $12 by clicking on the picture.
Happy to releasing another cassette for AJJ. They were one of the first bands I got to release something for and now Back in the Jazz Coffin is #66! 5 new songs available on cassette here, and CD from the band!
Back in the Jazz Coffin delivers honesty and appreciation as singer Sean Bonnette recounts experiences as varied as a childhood memory or spats with Border Patrol and an ex. Such scenes perfectly refract the sights and sounds that grow up to become memories. With five songs that clock in at less than ten minutes, Back in the Jazz Coffin reminds us why we fell in love with AJJ in the first place: they blow the cap off secrets with an awe-inspiring degree of candidness. Bonnette trusts listeners with his darkest moments and deepest sources of shame, shedding wisdom all the while.
1. American Body Rentals 2. Blood, Hatred, Money and Rage 2 3. Border Patrol (Yuma) 4. My Crooked Leg 5. Fuckboi