SC Distributon

Title
Artist
Label
Release Date
2015-02-17
A Place To Bury Strangers: Transfixiation
CD  $12.99     LP  $16.99    

"That's the most intense fear and feeling - when you go to a show and you're actually scared," says Oliver Ackermann, guitarist and frontman of Brooklyn trio A Place To Bury Strangers.

"Or you can palpably feel the danger in the music," adds bassit Dion Lunadon, "Like it's going to fall apart at any moment and the players doing it are so in the moment they don't give a shit about anything else. They're just going for it. It's a gutter kinda vibe; everything about it is icky and evil and dangerous."

The same could be said the band's fourth album, Transfixiation. Rather than fixate on the minute details like they may have done in the past, the group, rounded out by drummer Robi Gonzalez, trust their instincts and try to keep things as pure as possible. Music is much more exhilarating when it's unpredictable even on repeat plays, and this is very much an unpredictable record. Gonzalez makes his recording debut with the band here, and it's obvious that he's helped pushed the band's recordings closer to the level of their infamous live shows.

"The one thing we have in common is this fire when we're playing," adds Gonzalez. "I don't know; it's real intense."

Title
Artist
Label
Release Date
2015-02-17
A Place To Bury Strangers: Transfixiation (Deluxe Bundle)

Transfixiation on CD and limited edition two-color pink and blue LP

Limited edition 7" featuring two unreleased songs, Petty Empire b/w Get Away From Me

Limited edition poster on 11x17" gloss stock

Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s), redeemable two weeks before release date on February 3, 2015

Title
Artist
Label
Release Date
2015-01-20
Viet Cong: Viet Cong

Recorded in a barn-turned-studio in rural Ontario, the seven songs that make up Viet Cong were born largely on the road, when Flegel and bandmates Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen embarked on a 50-date tour that stretched virtually every limit imaginable. Close quarters hastened their exhaustion but also honed them as a group. You can designate records as seasonal, and you can feel Viet Cong's bleakness and declare it wintry. But the only way you get a frost is when there's something warmer to freeze up. So yes, Viet Cong is a winter album, but only until it is a spring record, then a summer scorcher, then an autumn burner, then it ices over again.

Title
Artist
Label
Release Date
2015-01-20
Viet Cong: Viet Cong
CD  $12.99     LP  $15.99     LP  $15.99    

Recorded in a barn-turned-studio in rural Ontario, the seven songs that make up Viet Cong were born largely on the road, when Flegel and bandmates Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen embarked on a 50-date tour that stretched virtually every limit imaginable. Close quarters hastened their exhaustion but also honed them as a group. You can designate records as seasonal, and you can feel Viet Cong's bleakness and declare it wintry. But the only way you get a frost is when there's something warmer to freeze up. So yes, Viet Cong is a winter album, but only until it is a spring record, then a summer scorcher, then an autumn burner, then it ices over again.

Title
Artist
Label
Release Date
2014-12-02
Audacity: Counting The Days
7"  $4.99     7"  $5.99    

If you've lived anywhere near Fullerton, California over the last decade, or if you've paid any attention to the recent flux of sun-baked, surf-soaked power pop proliferating along the Western coastline of the U.S. in recent years, chances are high you've taken notice of Orange County's rambunctious guitar pop mavens Audacity. And if you've taken in Fullerton's pride-and-joy both in a sweaty, dingy live environment and on your turntable, you're undoubtedly aware that there is a certain unbridled quality to the band that can't quite be replicated on record. While last year's Butter Knife LP came pretty damn close to capturing Audacity in all their wild and ecstatic splendor, they've finally captured the triumphant bedlam of their live show with their latest 7", "Counting the Days" b/w "Mind Your Own Business". The A-side is Audacity in all their ragged glory - righteous guitar leads, buoyant choruses, and unhinged energy. For the flipside, the OC boys pay tribute to British post-punkers Delta 5 with an explosive cover of their debut single from 1979. "Counting the Days" b/w "Mind Your Own Business" is available worldwide on vinyl and digital formats courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records. The vinyl version is limited to 750 (250 on fluorescent pink, 500 on black) copies and includes a download coupon.

Title
Artist
Label
Release Date
2014-12-02
Songs: Ohia: Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Reissue)

Didn't It Rain is Jason Molina's first perfect record. Recorded live in a single room, with no overdubs and musicians creating their parts on the fly, the overall approach to the recording was nothing new for Molina. But something in the air and execution of Didn't It Rain clearly sets it apart from his existing body of work. His albums had always been full of space, but never had Molina sculpted the space as masterfully as he does on Didn't It Rain.

Title
Artist
Label
Release Date
2014-12-02
Songs: Ohia: Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Reissue) Bundle

Album on both 2xLP and 2xCD, containing previously unreleased demos recorded for the Didn't It Rain sessions

GIANT 27" x 39" Songs: Ohia Didn't It Rain cinema style poster, suitable for framing. Rolled and shipped in a separate tube mailer

Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s), redeemable two weeks before release date on November 18, 2014

The Coathangers / These Arms Are Snakes: Sex Beat b/w Energy Drink and The Long Walk Home (red and black splatter vinyl)
7"  $6.99    

Back in 2009, Suicide Squeeze Records labelmates These Arms Are Snakes and The Coathangers teamed up for a series of tour dates on the East Coast. It was a perfect pairing: The Coathangers' jagged catabolic garage rock and These Arms Are Snakes bleary and blighted artcore made for an evening of celebratory chaos. But These Arms Are Snakes' seven-year run came to an abrupt end a few months later, leaving a final unfinished recording--a cover of Lost Sounds' "Energy Drink & The Long Walk Home"--gathering dust in the vaults. In the five years since the Snakes' dissolution, The Coathangers have toured relentlessly on their three albums for Suicide Squeeze; releasing a slew of split 7"s with various road comrades along the way. Though These Arms Are Snakes remain broken up, the finishing touches on "Energy Drink" were finally wrapped up in 2014, and it seemed only appropriate to pair the song with a track from their old tourmates. The Coathangers are still hard at work touring on their highly lauded album from earlier this year, Suck My Shirt, but they found the time to counterbalance the Snakes' Lost Sounds cover with their take on The Gun Club's "Sex Beat". Suicide Squeeze is proud to release the split single worldwide on a limited vinyl run of 1,000 (clear w/ red and black splatter) 7"s with an accompanying download code. The songs are also available digitally.