NEW RELEASES

THE DIRTY NIL • 

smite

"The Dirty Nil have released their debut EP. And believe me, they’ve gone from mere prodigies of alternative rock and pop-punk to actual disciples of dead set punk. There’s still some of the glorious anthem qualities that ‘Fucking Up Young’ and ‘Verona Lung’ initially showcased. But instead of leaning on the big hook/chorus combo, The Dirty Nil have gotten dirtier, filthier and more ragged. They’ve stripped back the fleshy pop tendencies. Or rather, they’ve skinned them alive, and feasted on the gory remains. Then they’ve gotten up on a stage and bombastically torn down all cynical expectations." Taken from: http://ryansaar.com/2014/02/18/album-review-the-dirty-nil-smite-ep/ **LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE

- www.thedirtynil.bandcamp.com
Out: March 29, 2014 - LP $11.99

SENSEI • 

Lumen/ Halfway

First release from Hamilton's SENSEI: Ryan Ferguson (Electroluminescent, Sianspheric), Paul Brown (Kestrels), Josh St. Denis (Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band), and Beth de Jong //\\ 2 Songs + download code --- Shoegaze/ Alternative/ Noise/ Punk

Infinite Ceiling - www.senseisensei.com/
Out: March 28, 2014 - CD $cassette+download $3.99

HARLAN PEPPER • 

Take Out A Twenty and Live Life to the Fullest

"Somewhere in between the extremes of these two identities, the slackers and the prodigies, lies the secret to Harlan Pepper’s sweet and pure rock groove. The band exudes confidence without preciousness, an attitude that shapes their sound more than any of their many influences. Harlan Pepper’s good times vibes bring to mind a variety of musical references that meld seamlessly with the band’s roots rock instincts. In Harlan Pepper you’ll also find the fresh-faced teen themes reminiscent of 1950s rock and roll and elements of 1960s surf rock. Harlan Pepper’s music falls somewhere in between The Yardbirds and Traveling Wilburys, with a Tarantino-esque taste for retro groove. With Take Out A $20 And Live Life To The Fullest, Harlan Pepper heads in the opposite direction of the hey-ho chorusing, hand-clapping pack. This album is not your average feel good fauxk, it’s a true blue rock and roll album that speaks to the contradictory essences of youth itself: innocence and lawlessness, ambition and loafing, odd jobs and big dreams." Taken from: http://sixshooterrecords.com/tag/harlan-pepper/

- www.harlanpepper.com/
Out: March 25, 2014 - CD $12.99

BA JOHNSTON • 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

The Hammer's sweetheart BA Johnston is at it again, but this time he's aiming for our coffee cups and cat sitters. God bless beer and bellies.

- mammothcave.bandcamp.com/album/mission-accomplished
Out: February 4, 2014 - CD $9.99 - LP $14.99

OLENKA & the AUTUMN LOVERS • 

Hard Times

Our sweet friends from London (Ontario) bring us another gem to win us over. This time it's gracefully lined with more of a Country feel, poetically weaved together to make you feel like there is always tomorrow. Listen by clicking the link below...

Olenka & the Autumn Lovers - www.olenkalovers.bandcamp.com/album/hard-times-ep
Out: January 3, 2013 - CD $11.99

THE MONARCH PROJECT • 

A Better Part Of You/ Reprise/ Desire

Local Hamilton pals play Infectious jangly 60's/ Brian Jonestown/ Sloan influenced feel good rock'n'roll! Oh yeahhhh...

Homegrown - themonarchproject.bandcamp.com/
Out: January 3, 2013 - LP $6.99 - 7" single only

The DIRTY NIL • 

Little Metal Baby Fist/ Hate Is A Stone 7”

Another Dr. Disc favourite! Loud and hooked on with Weezer "Blue"-esque momentum, they've got it... and by "it" I mean what it takes to make you feel 12 again. Check out a review and music here http://sockmonkeysound.com/articles/album-reviews/dirty-nil-metal-baby-fist/ or the link below.

The Dirty Nil - thedirtynil.bandcamp.com/
Out: January 2, 2013 - LP $6.99 - 7" single only

NEW HANDS • 

Whichever Way You’ll Have It/ Tulips 7”

Us as staff don't always agree on bands... this one everybody likes. It's catchy, simple yet complex... hints of Joy Division throwbacks and new wave tendencies. They're tight and fun live, not to mention the young lads are soft on the ol' eyes too! Catch them right here in the Hammer! Listen to it now at the link below...

Indie - Hamilton - www.newhands.bandcamp.com/
Out: January 2, 2013 - LP $6.99 - 7" single only

The DEAD BEAT • 

Boss Sound

Our local instrumental surf-psych heroes! Let's twist again!!

The Dead Beat - thedeadbeat3.bandcamp.com/album/boss-sound
Out: January 1, 2013 - CD $8.99

TAKESHI TERAUCHI • 

Nippon Guitars - Instrumental Surf, Eleki & Tsugaru Rock 1966-1974

I LOVE THIS ALBUM!

Big Beat - www.allmusic.com/album/nippon-guitars-instrumental-surf-eleki-tsugaru-rock-1966-1974-mw0002225348
Out: January 1, 2013 - CD $18.99 - LP $20.99

(Various) SURF-AGE NUGGETS • 

Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966

The ultimate in rare surf finds! This 4 CD box set Includes a gorgeous book which is full of info on each song and group, essays, color photos of ads, comic book covers, magazine covers, and other surf-related media from the '60s!! Sweeeeeet.

Rock Beat - www.allmusic.com/album/surf-age-nuggetstrash-twang-instrumentals-1959-1966-mw0002362468
Out: January 1, 2013 - CD $60.99
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