Later today,performances by Blank Hellscape, Chris Brokaw, John Sharkey III and Unholy Two, all filmed at remote locations in only the safest of methods.

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Replay on Saturday 12/26

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Coming January 29 : USA/Mexico – ‘Del Rio’

by 12XUadmin on December 4, 2020

preorder (first 200 on brown opaque vinyl ) :
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‘Del Rio’ is the third album from the Austin triumvirate of guitarist Craig Clouse (Shit and Shine), bassist Nate Cross (Marriage, Expensive Shit) and drummerKing Coffey (Butthole Surfers) and the band’s first release to feature vocals from Colby Brinkman (Taverner).  While their two prior albums (2017’s ‘Laredo’ and 2019’s ‘Matamoros’) were somewhere on the periphery of rock music , ‘Del Rio’ is a step or several beyond   and a real testament to human imagination  (maybe you’re impressed by Tesla Powerwall batteries but that’s because you’ve not heard “Soft Taco”, yet) 



Coming off a pair of records their respective labels could barely keep in stock and critical assessments that put reviewers’ own chops to the test (see below), USA/Mexico have delivered their most fully realized statement to date.

(if ordering from the UK/EU, ‘Del Rio’ is available from Riot Season)

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Coming January 15 : Chris Brokaw – ‘Puritan’

December 4, 2020

(photo : Anthony Saffery) Chris Brokaw is the consummate underground rock musician. In a career spanning thirty-plus years he has been in countless bands (Come, Charnel Ground, Codeine, The Lemonheads, to name a few) has been a sideman with everyone from Thurston Moore to GG Allin, pounded countless stages on nonstop tours, and played on […]

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Coming December 4 : Voice Imitator – ‘Plaza’

November 5, 2020

“Adult Performer”, from the album ‘Plaza’ Voice Imitator is the collaborative project of Per Bystrom, Justin Fuller, Mark Groves, and Leon O’Regan. All four have been active as part of numerous, cross-genre ventures in the Australian underground for many years. Bystrom has offered a rhythmic heart for Exhaustion and Leather Towel, whilst further expanding on […]

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Coming January 15, 2021 : Wolf Eyes / Blank Hellscape split 12″

November 5, 2020

Wolf Eyes – “Winter Sunday” b/w Blank Hellscape – “Concrete Walls” 12″ (12XU 127-1) out January 15, 2021 What happens when Detroit’s Wolf Eyes and Austin’s Blank Hellscape team up to provide a suitably nightmarish backdrop for USA 2020 vanquished by fear, greed, incurable disease, etc. ? Fuck if I know, it’s not like they […]

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John Sharkey III – I Found Everyone This Way

October 23, 2020

John Sharkey III – “I Found Everyone This Way” from the album ‘Shoot Out The Cameras’ (March 5, 2021) stream / download : 12XU – North America Mistletone – Australia “I Found Everyone This Way” is the arresting first glimpse of ‘Shoot Out The Cameras’, the debut solo album by John Sharkey III. Written and […]

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Coming April 24 : Lewsberg – ‘In This House’

February 2, 2020

(photo by Hasret Emine) ‘In This House’, the second album by Rotterdam-based Lewsberg and their first US release will be issued on LP by 12XU on April 25. (PREORDER ‘In This House’  – 12XU  / Bandcamp*) In This House by Lewsberg The quartet’s latest offering seeps into your consciousness in a different way to their debut, though […]

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Coming January 24, 2020 : Xetas – The Cypher

November 26, 2019

The Cypher by Xetas (video directed by Kana Harris) Xetas – The Cypher (12XU 120-1)   out January 24, 2020 Why do people start bands anymore? To get rich and famous? Compliment re-tweeting? To gain the respect of their peers in the RIAA? I don’t know, and I don’t have a computer so I can’t look […]

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Coming October 18 : Rocket 808 – ‘Rocket 808’

November 26, 2019

Rocket 808 by Rocket 808 (photo : Frostine Shake) Following a late 2018 debut 7″, ‘Rocket 808’ is the eponymous debut LP from the latest brainchild of John Schooley, a guitarist with an impressive resume in the American underground going back a couple of decades with bands including but not limited to the Revelators, the […]

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Coming October 25 : Spray Paint – ‘Into The Country’ (12XU 119-1)

August 30, 2019

Into The Country by SPRAY PAINT Stream “Cleaning My Gun” at Spotify Preorder ‘Into The Country’ from 12XU Preorder ‘Into The Country from Bandcamp ‘Into The Country’ was recorded throughout the year of 2016 in-between touring/working and Cory & Chris moving to Mexico and Australia respectively. Basic tracks were recorded by longtime collaborator Ian Rundell […]

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