FIRESTARTER/MADHOUSE Split 7"
Since the 70's, Los Angeles has been a place of wonder, creation, and innovation when speaking of punk, hardcore, new wave, death rock, and myriad other alternative subcultures and divergent musical manifestations. Enter the late 80's, when straight edge hardcore began to reign supreme across the California Southland. By this time, however, proper Los Angeles had fallen off the proverbial straightedge map, with a few exceptions (see Extinction Burst/Advanced Perspective's forthcoming Interlocked LP). While music continued, straight edge hardcore comprised of actual Angelinos was rare.
With great excitement we bring to you Firestarter. To us they are making history. Tracing back their genetic origins to ancestors such as Insted (What We Believe era) Firestarter can claim to be true heirs to the Los Angeles throne of Straight Edge Hardcore, a privilege only few can actually brag about.
As if that wasn't enough we present to you Madhouse. Never was a name so apropos as now. Madhouse comes to you from the Inland Empire. Many forget that California is the most populated state in the United States. Many forget that most of the population of California lies in its southern portion. When thinking about youth culture in the US we often think New York and Los Angeles, when thinking of Los Angeles we forget about the vast regions that surround this metropolis. We forget about areas such as the Inland Empire and their tremendously rich contributions to culture. Madhouse continues this legacy. Bringing you raging hardcore reminiscent of Heresy, Intense Degree, and Cryptic Slaughter. While many youth are taking their cues from the 90's, Madhouse draws inspiration from the foundational musical periods of the 80's. Fast, aggressive, and angry, Madhouse is here to break the monotony of status quo moments within subculture. (members of Wise, Zulu and Rolex)
Without bias, this EP should be one of the best in the last two decades of American hardcore.
Recorded, Mixed and by Brad Racine at Local Man Studio in Hesperia, CA. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. Cut for vinyl by Amy Dragon. Layout and designs done by Raymon Ruiz DSD
Guiding from Tokyo,Japan are exactly what hardcore in 2023 needs. They bring us back to fast hardcore with memory receptors lighting up voraciously as the mind recalls Wide Awake and Mindset alongside Death Side and Systematic Death. Add this to your playlist and remember that eclecticism within the punk/hc subculture is a beautiful thing.
Thank You again for all the continued support!
DEMAND "Nearly Human" 7" (members of Firewalker, Asesinato and Trapped Under Ice doing stripped down hardcore. No gimmicks) out in mid February
INTERLOCKED "Live from KXLU 91'" LP It's been a long time coming but it finally here.
EXTINCTION BURST Southern California Showcase (April 2023)
Out of Los Angeles CA, Spirit Dive bring us their version of indie infused punk. Memoratic moments, fuzzed guitars, and a compact sound that draws its inspiration from a varied mix of sonic landscapes. Taking influence from more contemporary bands like Title Fight, and Milk Music, Spirit Dive conjures up memories of other times and other eras while rooted in the present. Underlying melodies nod to Sarah Records, but expand into elements of other labels (and even bands), ranging from mid 90's Dischord (Jawbox) to late 90's Jade Tree (Promise Ring). Vocals even induce memories of Sarah Kirsch on Jump Salty. With that said, Spirit Dive encapsulates so much within their sonic bursts of music. Anyone enjoying the aforementioned eras, sounds will relish in delight of this California ensemble.
Recorded, Mixed and mastered by Brad Racine at Local Man Studio in Hesperia, CA
Demo and Demo/Shirt bundles now available in the EB store!
Firestarter/Madhouse split 7" (split with Advanced Perspective)
Guiding cassette demo (burning spirits meets Chain of Strength from Tokyo, Japan)
Demand "Nearly Human" 7" (members of Firewalker, Asesinato and Trapped Under Ice doing stripped down hardcore. No gimmicks) out in mid February
We are happy to announce two new releases out now!
Jade Dust bring us their second 12" titled "Wild Geese". Picking up where their 6 song ep left off, "Wild Geese" deliver more Revolution Summer inspired hardcore but you can definitely hear a growth in their musical direction. Relying on more vocal melodies and drive, these 8 songs are crafted to hit an emotional nerve. A call for empathy to anyone that will listen. This is a joint venture with Ebullition Records
Extinction Burst is proud to release the U.S. pressing from these two heavyweights.
Hatã ("duro" in Guarani), is a hardcore punk band based in Barcelona. With members from Paraguay, Colombia and the UK, the geographical convergence in Hatã reflects distant but related influences such as the South American hardcore punk of the 80's of bands such as La Pestilencia, Sedicion or even the compilation SUB from Brazil, raw punk combined with a more compact sound of the UK scene such as The Flex or Arms Race.
Baixa Permanent is a Catalan Hardcore band based in Barcelona who have taken the early Rev catalog sound and made it their own. The result of four friends involved in the underground hardcore scene moved by the need to change things around them. They are part of LA PLAGA DIY, a collective made to help bands grow in their community. "We do our thing with the tools we get and we love to share them"
ROCKING FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
New Merch and More
Some new things and restocks added to the store. Demand shirts are in! Designed by @daynamicsd Also, we finally got around to making some more totes. These are all done by hand so there are no two prints alike. Anyone in the High Desert can pick these up at @wisecrackrecords, they should have a few left. We also restocked some more sizes of the EB t-shirt and the DEMAND demo. DEMAND songs are done, recorded and mastered and will be going to the plant next week! Members of Trapped Under Ice, Firewalker, Asesinato and Grand Scheme to name a few. No frills hardcore just the way you remember it. Sign up for our mailing list to get updates on future projects and new releases!
Lastly but most importantly we will be tabling this Saturday 7/16 at Rocking for Reproductive Rights. This is a benefit for NNAF (National Network of Abortion Funds) vendors will be there at 5pm and bands go on at 7pm. Playing will be @shiivagroove @heartthrobpunx @staywildband @vacancypunks for directions send us a message or @c47diy
THE HIGH DESERT Book Reading and Discussion w/
James Spooner and Braxton Marcellous on July 22nd
James Spooner will come home to discuss his new graphic novel “The High Desert” which is based off his years as a young Black punk living in Apple Valley, CA during the early 90’s. The show will also include guest speaker Braxton Marcellous (Zulu, Madhouse, Shred Bundy, Wise) as well as music by Heartthrob Away (first show) Ursula and Spirit Dive. This will all take place at Wisecrack Records in Oak Hills CA. Keep checking back for more info or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date. Thank you to the high desert punk/hardcore community for making this possible! @kingbraxtonson @spoonersnofun @spiritdiveca @weareursulaband @heartthrobpunx @wisecrackrecords
IN TIME / FIRESTARTER June Tour!
In Time and Firestarter will be hitting the road this summer! They will have copies of their demos with them. Make sure to come out and support! In Time is currently writing for their 7” on Extinction Burst. Firestarter/Madhouse 7” in the works!
VACANCY 12" out this Friday 5/13/22
Vacancy's 12" titled "Shadows" will be available this Friday the 13th!!
They will also be playing on 5/25/22 @C47 in Hesperia CA. They will Be supporting JADE DUST whose 1st 12" has just been repressed and available now.
For directions to the show DM @C47
JADE DUST California Spring Tour 2022
Jade Dust California Spring tour. For more info on shows, dm us or @jade_dust. Jade Dust have a new LP in the works which will be a split with us and Ebullition records! We hope “Wild Geese” will see a late summer/fall release. Their 6 song EP is currently being repressed (more info soon)
EB gets a new webpage!
We gave the webpage a new facelift! Let us know what you think. We kept the web store up on limitedrun since we can adjust the shipping options to keep mail prices as low as we can. Also when looking over the new site, if you noticed your photography being used, let us know so we can give you proper photo credit.
Updates: Last Reclaim show, Jade Dust and In Time Tours, Firestarter/Madhouse split
On 2/20/22 RECLAIM played their last show. To us, they are the reason EB started in the first place. They will be missed! Here are some pictures from the show at C47 with support from CEL DAMAGE, BE ALL END ALL, WISE, FACE FACTS, MADHOUSE and SHRED BUNDY. Photos by Riley Hambruch @rileyhamphoto
Finally, JADE DUST and IN TIME will be hitting the road in March and May. Jade Dust is set to release a new 12" this year titled "Wild Geese" which will be a split release with Extinction Burst and Ebullition. In Time are getting ready to enter the studio this year to record their 7" on Extinction Burst. Amazing people in these bands! Go and catch them!
Jade Dust repress
Jade Dust's 6 song ep repress is coming soon. If you missed out on the first press sign up for our news letter so you don't miss out on this one. New Jade Dust LP in the works!
The Q Factor Discography preorders!
THE Q FACTOR came out taking full swings with heartfelt youth anthems. Mid 90s. Living out of bay area/LA. Amidst a scene that seemed undecided on what the "positivity" they were singing about meant, The Q Factor championed shit that matters: politics of race, gender, nationality, sexuality, class, environment, love, etc. A refreshing clarity and sincerity in their lyrics, sounds, imagery, and lived ethics.
"To take a stand, it's gotta be your own feet, not the prepackaged newly improved ones they want you to buy. Stand up for yourself." —Stand up in the Name of Archibald Tuttle, The Q Factor.
Members went on to be in the bands Esperanza, Former Members of Alfonsin, Bread and Circuits and Please Inform the Captain This is a Highjack.
Preorders up now!
*LP Purchase comes with instant download
**Ships mid to late March
The Q Factor was: Jake Hockel - Drums, Max Frixione - Guitar, Mona Martinez - Guitar, Chuck Shackelford - Bass, Nathan Apperson - Bass, Butch Bowen - Vocals
Mastered by Will Killingsworth
A few updates and news from EB. January will be the start for some new releases…3 to be exact that we’ll be sending off to the plant. One of those will finally be the Interlocked LP. 1991-1992 Boyle Heights straight edge. This is exactly the reason we started the Curatorial Sound Series…for bands like this who’s story needs to be told and documented. This will be a split release with @advancedperspective
April we'll see the release of the Vacancy 12”. There will also be a small repress of the Jade Dust 12” coming soon for those who missed out on the first press.
We also updated our site with new releases from Asesinato and Diztort on Advanced Perspective. We have copies of the Demand demo tapes and copies of the Sin Orden anthology LP which includes all their early comp tracks and their 1st 7” which to us should be considered a classic Chicago hardcore record.
We want to take the time to welcome three new bands to the Extinction Burst family. Demand is a band from Washington DC who play a style of hardcore somewhere between Beyond and Born Against. The band has members of…who gives a shit, just believe us when we say this stands on its own. We are excited to be working with them on their debut release. We will be working with Hatã and Baixa Permanent from Spain on the U.S. pressing of their split e.p. Both bands play their own interpretations of hardcore drawing influence from the sounds of early NYC hardcore and South American punk. To read more on them they have pages up on our website. Link is in bio.
Lastly, we have copies of the Mi Cumpleaños: My Birthday - Childrens Book. Written by Juan Carlos Gonzalez, a resident of San Bernardino who started his own children’s book publishing project called @el_barrio_publishing . Illustrated by Caylin Yorba Ruiz @caylin.perry a resident of Victorville and a graduate of the UCR arts program who dedicates her work on helping survivors of assault and abuse.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We know it’s a long one!
Jade Dust full set up now
Heartthrob demo 1 & 2 out now!
Heartthrob demos 1 & 2 is 10 tracks of emotionally scarred lyrics, upbeat drumming and enough melody to put in a music box. Originally the brain child of Cesar Marquez, Victorville's Heartthrob was manifested out of a broken heart and sleepless nights. This is sad foo music for sad foo nights.
FFO The Ergs, Kid Dynamite and anything dramatic
Cesar Marquez - Guitar/Vocals
Brad Racine - Drums
Chad Zappia - Guitar
Chuy Ceballos - Bass
released December 14, 2021
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Brad Racine at Local Man Studios.
Artwork by Taylor Soul
Photos by Danny Mathews @jpg4you
click cover for purchase
Jade Dust, In Time and end of the year announcements
Over this past weekend, EB family Jade Dust and In time had shows. On December 3rd, Jade Dust played their first show in Portland, OR with FAIM, CHANGE and ENACT at the Brightside Social Club, and followed it up with their second show on December 4th in Tacoma, WA. It took a minute for their s/t 12" to arrive but we couldn't be happier with the results. Six melody and urgent driven hardcore tracks cut at 45rpm to give it the full balanced sound that this recording deserves. Recorded by Stan Wright at The Map Room Studios, mastered by Don Zientara at Inner Ear studios and cover art by Eric Himle, we couldn't have asked for a better rounded release! Blue vinyl is SOLD OUT but there is about 100 copies left on black. In Time are currently writing for their debut 7" on Extinction Burst. They will be touring the west coast in January and they will have a small amount of their demos with them. This will be the last batch of tapes we do for this release so make sure you pick one up at one of their shows.
Video by Bothgunsblazing
Jade Dust photos by Augustus Bowman
In Time photos by Raymond Camacho
Lastly, we want to thank you for another year of support. We really hope we were able to provide you with good quality releases! We have a lot of projects and collaborations for 2022 and we will also be vending on 1/8/2022 in Los Angeles (more news on that very soon).
Here is just some of what we have planned! Take care of each other
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