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Learning Curve Records (USA)

Single (7")

LCR 10

LEARNING CURVE
8908600201075
FUCK YEAHS - GOOD TIME ZOMBIE

TRACKLISTING:  01. GOOD TIME ZOMBIE 02. RIDDLIN 03. EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS 04. POGO YOUR EYES OUT 05. I DON'T WANNA 06. TROUBLE
7"
Alternative Rock
08/20/2003
   3.00
USD
LCR 52

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002774
MULTICULT/POWER TAKE OFF - SPLIT

Learning Curve Records is proud to release a new 7" record featuring two of our favorite divergent recording artist of the here and now. This limited edition gem features: Baltimore's Multicult, and Concord's Power Take Off. Multicult are a three-piece titan of noise rock. The band earns a loyal fan base and maintains a reputation of audio mayhem on each new release. Power Take Off, featuring Adam Marx of Seawhores, continues to punish listeners with tortured adventures into the darkness of noise and life. Each band flexes its experimental thirst to bend your mind into an abrasive catastrophe of riffs and rhythms on their tracks. Exclusive tracks from each artist make this a must have for any fan or collector of underground rock vinyl. LIMITED TO 300 COPIES.

TRACKLISTING:  01. POWER TAKE OFF - BROKEN 02. POWER TAKE OFF - NICK'S REVENGE 03. POWER TAKE OFF - SO, THIS IS WHAT IT IS LIKE AT THE END? 04. MULTICULT - REPEATING DECIMAL POINT OF TRAUMA
7"
Alternative Rock
07/12/2016
   5.50
USD

Maxi Single (12")

LCR 62

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002880
SUPER THIEF - EATING ALONE IN MY CAR

Texas-based universe-hole rippers SUPER THIEF are breaking from their tradition of DIY self-releases to spread their driving hook-laden noise fury like a virus with Minneapolis brethren Learning Curve Records. Five tracks. Four band members. At least three chords. Two words: take shelter. Limited to 300 copies. Genre: Punk/Noise/Math Rock RIYL - Shellac, At the Drive In, DIY

TRACKLISTING:  01. GONE COUNTRY 02. SIX MONTHS BLIND 03. WOODCHIPPER 04. EATING ALONE IN MY CAR 05. YOU PLAY IT LIKE A JOKE BUT I KNOW YOU REALLY MEAN IT
12"
Alternative Rock
09/14/2018
  12.00
USD

EP (10")

LCR 56

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002835
NEARLY DEAD - IDYLLIC EVENING

Nearly Dead are a 5-piece noise band from Victoria. This five piece of dropouts from the school of gallows humor have been flying their tattered garage punk banner since 2012. Garage as in filthy and greasy, punk as in the only future is no future. Thematically pitch black, but don't judge too harshly - Nearly Dead has been around the block a few times. "Idyllic Evening" is a warped look into old age and what its hedonism and pleasures meld in to, which is an itchy reality. RYIL: Brain Bombs, Flipper Limited to 300 copies, with digital download card.

TRACKLISTING:  01. GORDIE HOWE 02. SOUTH KOREA FOR THE WIN 03. OK, BABY 04. IDYLLIC EVENING 05. SWEET OLD MAN
EP
Punk
06/30/2017
  15.50
USD

LP (Album)

LCR 79

LEARNING CURVE
0810017649303
ASBESTOS WORKER - THE SEPERATION

Asbestos Worker presents a modern "Anthem For No Tomorrow" on their second full-length effort and first on Learning Curve Records. Originally a one-person band, Asbestos Worker has now festered into a full-bore band. Songs that relate to every person's woes, fears and hardships, working-class anthems not for solidarity but for motive cocktails in the streets. Blending their surf guitar, hardcore punk, and thrash metal influences, the mix is a stew of fury-fueled anthems about everyday challenges and rising to smack them in the mouth. "The Seperation is a harrowing and heavy dose of noise rock. So, if you want something that deals with real life subjects in an unflinching manner, then this is the album for you. This will help deal with the grind of daily life, so it doesn't grind you down as much. We're talking a catharsis of the highest order. Get i." - T.Pizzola New Noise Magazine Genre: Noise Rock, Grunge, Post Surf, Hard-core, Post Punk, Pig Fuck RIYL - Drunks With Guns, Unsane, Killdozer Limited to 300 copies.

TRACKLISTING:  01. YOU'RE JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH 02. HOW NONVIOLENCE PROTECTS THE STATE 03. ACCOUNTABILITY 04. EQUAL OR GREATER REACTION 05. I HOPE YOU GET GREASED 06. FEAR IS THE LITTLE DEATH 07. PUBLIC SPACES 08. THEY'LL HANG YOU BY YOUR BOOTSTRAPS 09. ROAD RAGE 10. THIS IS HELL
LP
Alternative Rock
10/21/2022
  20.00
USD
LCR 40

LEARNING CURVE
0890863992402
BLACKLISTERS - BLKLSTRS

Leeds noise merchants Blacklisters are teaming up with Learning Curve Records to release their debut LP BLKLSTRS in the USA on October 8th. After great success in the UK, Learning Curve felt compelled to spread the word of this noise rock masterpiece. BLKLSTRS is a fist full of spazzed out vitriol-fueled noise thump. Billy Mason-Wood's skewed and often-terrifying vocals, with Dante Beesley's jagged, distinctive guitar command your undivided consideration. Underneath, Owen Griffiths' marauding bass lines and Alistair Stobbart's unabated drumming drive the songs with genuine menace. Blacklister's first bloodthirsty and uncompromising full length pulls no punches. Black vinyl, no downloads.

TRACKLISTING:  01. CLUBFOOT BY KASABIAN 02. SWORDS 03. NICE GARDEN 04. OK47 05. I CAN CONFIRM THAT RUTH ABIGAIL HOLMES IS NOT DEAD... 06. MOUTHPEACE 07. ASK YOURSELF A QUESTION IF THE ANSWER IS GO FUCK YOURSELF 08. HERO OF CHINA 09. TRICKFUCK 10. SHUSH
LP
Alternative Rock
04/24/2012
   9.50
USD
LCR 76

LEARNING CURVE
0810017644711
BLACKLISTERS - FANTASTIC MAN

Blacklisters formed in 2008, quickly earning a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humor and drawing comparisons to The Jesus Lizard and Pissed Jeans. Blacklisters returned to Greenmount Studios in 2019 to record their third album, Fantastic Man. The new album strips back the band's sound and song structures to mirror their ferocious energy as a live band. It was recorded live, in one room, in one day. With the rough edges exposed and the years of touring and playing together apparent, Blacklisters have created an exhilarating, unapologetic album that pushes their strengths to the fore. They have achieved what they set out to do, to make an album that was two things: simple and massive. "There's a band called Blacklisters, from Leeds and they play this crazy hardcore music... they're just brilliant." - Simon Neil, Biffy Clyro "Buried beneath the noise and feedback is a tightly coiled sense of dynamics, punctuated by angular shards of guitar...splendidly fucked up" - Kerrang! "Mclusky being Pulled Apart By Horses" - NME Genre: Noise Rock, Punk, Math Rock, Grunge, Post Punk RIYL - Jesus Lizard, Unsane, Whores. Idles, Pissed Jeans First pressing is 300 copies on colored vinyl.

TRACKLISTING:  01. SPORTS DRINKS 02. STRANGE FACE 03. FANTASTIC MAN 04. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER 05. WHITE PIANO 06. LE BASEMENT 07. SLEEVES 08. I CAN READ MY OWN MIND 09. MAMBO NO. 5
LP
Alternative Rock
01/08/2021
  18.50
USD
LCR 32

LEARNING CURVE
0890863000329
BLIND SHAKE - SERIOUSNESS

Noise garage rockers the Blind Shake return with their 4th record on Learning Curve Records. Their finest to date. Hypnotic rhythms coursed with screaming guitars will twist listeners into a dance party hoot-n-nanny FFO: Thee Oh Sees, Intelligence, A Frames 500 on Clear Red Vinyl, 100 on Clear white vinyl, 900 on Black. Download card included

TRACKLISTING:  01. HURRACAN 02. MAN LEAVES HOUSE 03. SOLD MY BEATLE A 04. THEY'RE ALL GONE 05. OUT OF WORK 06. NO RAGS 07. BUSY BODY 08. SUICIDE MYSELF 09. I'M NOT AN ANIMAL 10. SERIOUSNESS 11. O'RIDER 12. ON ME 13. HAND ME DOWNS
LP
Alternative Rock
08/04/2011
   9.50
USD
LCR 64

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002644
BUMMER - HOLY TERROR

From Kansas City, Bummer are purveyors of supreme Heartland noise-rock, honed to perfection over the past several years through tours with bands like Whores. and Wrong. Their new album "Holy Terror" is the band's debut full-length and it finds the trio in peak form, charging through the wheat fields with all the irreverence of The Melvins and the harshness of Unsane. Limited to 500 copies.

TRACKLISTING:  01. HEXXX GAMES 02. PLEDGE WEEK 03. REEFER MADNESS 04. ASTRO BASTARD 05. DIMEBAGGED 06. FRED SAVAGE 420 07. KING SHIT 08. TOTAL RECALL 09. FROWN JOB 10. ARTS AND CRAFTS
LP
Alternative Rock
09/14/2018
  19.50
USD
LCR 66

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002170
DAMES, THE - DETRITUS

Detritus is punk, metal, noise, pop, and plain old rock from a time when those things still mattered, a time before Kanye West's MAGA hat and young people playing banjos in public without shame. It reveals a three-piece power trio full of piss, vinegar, and gas-station snacks who were determined to cut a swath through the musical landscape through sheer force of will. For a time, the group was on the cusp of something, but life intervened with their grand plans. Now, with the release of Detritus, The Dames are issuing a blunt reminder that rock is forever, and great riffs are eternal. "The Dames approached me to write something for the release of their collection of rarities. My first thought was: 'The Dames want me to write about how awesome, fantastic, and wonderful they are.' My second thought was, 'I'd be thrilled to write about how awesome, fantastic, and wonderful The Dames are. Do you want it written in blood?'" - Todd Trainer, Shellac

TRACKLISTING:  01. ABSENTEE LANDLORD 02. MUTANY 03. HEAD OF STATE 04. DOWN FOR LONG 05. HEY PARAMEDIC 06. HUMMINGBIRD OR SO 07. LEFT RIGHT LEFT 08. DEAD SET 09. I FELL 10. MIDDLE FINGERS NEW 11. QUALITY CONTROL 12. ESMERELDA 13. L.D. 14. PUGNUT
LP
Punk
08/03/2019
  17.50
USD
LCR 41

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002415
DISASTERATTI - CEREBRAL HACK ARTIST

Following their debut album "Transmissionary" Disasteratti hits back with a slab of crushing riffs on "Cerebral Hack Artist", a grunge-laiden sonic tribute to the glory days of the year punk broke. Ten tracks layer out with introspective sludge blues, crafted with brute force, hitting you in the gut like a sledge hammer. Recorded by Jacques Waite at Terarrium in Minneapolis, MN. Mastered by Dave Gardner at Magneto Mastering. For Fans of Nirvana, Touch & Go, Shellac, Amrep, Whores. Limited to 300, 100 on color, 200 on black also comes with download codes & insert.

TRACKLISTING:  01. ROLLING BLACKOUTS 02. CONVICT 03. WHITE TRASH 04. WE SHOULD DO THIS AGAIN 05. INTERLOCK 06. THE EXODUS INWARD 07. FORCED EXPOSURE 08. RAID 09. HOLLOW 10. STATIONS
LP
Alternative Rock
03/11/2014
  11.50
USD
LCR 30

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002309
DISASTERATTI - TRANSMISSIONARY

Dark demented thunder rock. Big beats and heavy riff driven rock. For Fans of: Hammerhead, VAZ, Nirvana, and Grunge Pressing of 300, 100 on White Vinyl, 200 Black. Download card included.

TRACKLISTING:  01. THE VETERAN 02. L'ENFANT ETRANGE 03. HARD BOIL 04. RUGBURN 05. LITE BRITE 06. STRESS TEST 07. DUBAI 08. THE SALESMAN 09. NARC 10. KILLTEASE 11. BETTY
LP
Alternative Rock
09/19/2011
   9.50
USD
LCR 84

LEARNING CURVE
0810096652591
ELEPHANT RIFLE - BROKEN WATER (COLOR)

From Reno, Nevada, Elephant Rifle's freak flag-waving brand of Western noise rock falls in a crack between the most jagged crags of '90s noise-rock, '80s hardcore, and '70s classic rock. A 2011 review from The AV Club stated: "Amid strangled guitars and amputated rhythms, the group unleashes all manner of demons, psychic and sonic. But its done with an underdog abandon and sordid sense of humor." New album Broken Water is the prolific band's ninth release since 2010. First single "The New Wimpkiller" has frontman Brad Bynum howling with a quavering twang that calls to mind Jello Biafra, or maybe Al Johnson of U.S. Maple, while the band drives forward with burliness of a Melvins/Jesus Lizard jam session and the quirks of guys raised on Trout Mask Replica and Grateful Dead bootlegs. Genre: Noise Rock, Grunge, Psychedelic, Art-damage, Post Punk RIYL - Jesus Lizard, Melvins, Dead Rider/US Maple

TRACKLISTING:  01. KUBLER-ROSS 02. THE NEW WIMPKILLER 03. BEL BIV DEVOID 04. DRY NURSE 05. ALL LOCOMOTIVE, NO TRACKS 06. EVERY BILLIONAIRE IS A CRIME 07. CIG STAIN WHITE 08. MEDICINAL LEECHES 09. WAXXXING GIBBBOUS 10. SPORES, MOLDS & FUNGUS 11. PRIVATE BEACH
LP
Alternative Rock
04/28/2023
  17.50
USD
LCR 38

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002385
GAY WITCH ABORTION - OPPORTUNISTIC SMOKESCREEN BEHAVIOR

This duo of Shawn Walker and Jesse Bottomly combine together to puree a gigantic rhythmic stew of guitar and drums. Punishing and aggressive, a tornado's ballad on it's path of destruction.. Real power, natural power, the sounds of Gay Witch Abortion. Opportunistic Smoke Screen Behavior is the band's second official full-length release. This album is a punishingly brutal experiment in self-reflection and angst driven insights, forcing the listener to realize what is really in between your thoughts. Jesse and Shawn use the emotional strengths created by each of their unique instrumentations, to arrange the tracks in such a way it creates balance and chaos. Smokescreen delivers with power and raw feelings. It slices deeper at the listener's constitution, a hardy plate of riffs and rhythms that beg the question of how to digest it. FFO: Melvins, Big Business. Gatefold LP, 300 on clear orange, 300 on black, 500 on sea blue vinyl. Download code included.

TRACKLISTING:  01. CULT CHIMERA 02. HORNET JAPONICA 03. PRISON CHARM 04. PUGSLEY 05. SMILE TRAIN 06. GROW OR DIE 07. VARANSAI GHAT 08. AIR WONDER STORIES 09. SUSAN'S DAD 10. LIQUID FENCE 11. KIDNAP ALL THE LIGHT 12. GUN MAD MOUNTAIN FOLK 13. BE STILL
LP
Alternative Rock
10/23/2012
  11.00
USD
LCR 59

LEARNING CURVE
0089086300594
GAY WITCH ABORTION/GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY - SPLIT

New and exclusive tracks from two of the leading Noise Rock bands active in the US. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy from San Antonio TX churn out 4 heavy burners and Gay Witch Abortion spews out 5 songs of caustic spasms. Heavy riffs, spastic drums and sonic attitude make up the tracks on this limited split lp. Limited pressing of 500 copies. Genre: Punk/Noise/Grunge/Drone FFO: Whores. Unsane. Lightning Bolt, Amrep

TRACKLISTING:  01. GAY WITCH ABORTION - WAGON TRAIN 02. GAY WITCH ABORTION - SUMMON THE CREEPS 03. GAY WITCH ABORTION - THAGOMIZER 04. GAY WITCH ABORTION - BULLIES 05. GAY WITCH ABORTION - ORGAN PILLAGE 06. THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY - CROCODILE TEARS 07. THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY - HIDE YOUR KEYS 08. THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY - TEETH 09. THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY - FIVES
LP
Alternative Rock
08/24/2018
  16.00
USD
LCR 78

LEARNING CURVE
0810017648948
GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY - A CULT THAT WORSHIPS A GOD OF DEATH

A Cult That Worships A God Of Death is TGLH's latest gift to the world. Sonically, the band has created a mood maker that elicits feelings of positive dread and crushing momentum. TGLH have heightened its songwriting prowess with tight, rockin', riff-laden tracks sprinkled with melodic tangents. In a world of pick and play, ACTWAGOD plays as a cohesive album, seducing you to take the ride through the tracks. The album opens with the droning "Untitled," a post-apocalyptic warning, the calm before the storm. The following four ways blast forth with urgency, riffs piled high and plentiful with vicious vocals and bass-heavy, fuzzed-up guitars and drums. The last three instrumental tracks close the album with a melodic gaze, bringing a chaotic yet soothing introspection. By the time you reach the final track, you're frowning and banging your head, for what you just heard was nasty and delicious. "This is weighty, mature stuff, with real bite and ferocity. It draws its fair share of comparisons to bands you mightn't typically associate with the genre, even if the tag does fit them to an extent. In particular, imagine the riff-heavy swagger of EVERY TIME I DIE meets the sludgy onslaught of a band like ISIS." -DistoredSoundMag.com If you are into nasty, ugly, sludgy heaviness, do yourself a favor and check out this monster today, it rules! - Super Copper Genre: Noise rock, Stoner Metal, Goth, Heavy Music, Riff Metal RIYL - Eye Hate God, Pinko Whores.

TRACKLISTING:  01. UNTITLED 02. THE ACT OF BUYING GROCERIES 03. CHARGING BULL 04. TENNESSEE 05. THE PASTOR POCKETS 06. A CULT THAT WORSHIPS A GOOD DEATH, PARTS I-IV 07. BULLET CURTAIN 08. SOUND CHECK
LP
Alternative Rock
10/14/2022
  20.00
USD
LCR 48

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002484
HAMMERHEAD - GLOBAL DEPRESSION (RED VINYL)

The legendary noise rock trio founded in Fargo, ND in 1989 have three previously released seminal albums on Amphetamine Reptile and have re-grouped to release these 6 new killer tracks. They also have scheduled a European tour for 2014, & a US tour in 2015! There is no measure that can explain the visceral energy of Hammerhead. Honesty and vulgar science shape what Hammerhead is, a genre defining behemoth from the Heartland. Fueled by heroic isolation and space mythology, the band creates its head pounding strain. "Global Depression" is a 6 song EP of brutal riffs and precision instrumentation. A whirlwind of robust sound that assault the senses of any person who dares approach. An unearthly journey on a trail of pent up abrasiveness and sonic mayhem. Limited to 500 on clear/red vinyl and includes the download codes. HAMMERHEAD are touring Europe in fall 2014 and the USA in 2015! For fans of Unsane, METZ, VAZ, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Karp, Melvins.

TRACKLISTING:  01. GLOBAL DEPRESSION 02. SANTA PRISCA 03. LIKE A WIZARD 04. OUTER RIM 05. ANOTHER ROOM 06. DESCENDED FROM APES
LP
Alternative Rock
09/09/2014
  12.00
USD
LCRR 35

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002354
HAWKS - PUSHOVER

Atlanta scum rockers third LP is their debut LP with LCR. Recorded by Kyle of Harvey Milk. Abrasive rock with a southern twitch. For fans of Jesus Lizard, Floor, Whores. 400 white vinyl with black streaks, 100 black vinyl with white streaks. Download card included.

TRACKLISTING:  01. WHITE CROSSES 02. COLOSSUS 03. BLISTERED 04. TANKED 05. COTTONMOUTH 06. CRUEL MASS 07. PLUSH 08. SUNDER KING 09. NO EXERCISE
LP
Alternative Rock
04/24/2012
   9.50
USD
LCR 42

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002422
HENRY BLACKER - HUNGRY DOGS WILL EAT DIRTY PUDDING

Henry Blacker features members of UK's noise deities Hey Colossus. This three piece rock outfit is riff heavy and drips with sludge rhythms. This album pounds and pulses away like a hammer to a nail. Authentic noise rock for beer, beards and riffs. For fans of: Hey Colossus, Red Fang, Melvins, Whores. Limited to 200 copies on Black vinyl, comes with download code.

TRACKLISTING:  01. CRAB HOUSE 02. PULLIN' LIKE A DRAY 03. YOUR BIRTHDAY HAS COME AND GONE 04. MY MAJESTY 05. SCUMBLOOD 06. PEARLIE 07. A BONE & A THISTLE 08. TEMPLE CONTROLS
LP
Alternative Rock
01/28/2014
  11.50
USD
LCR 37

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002378
HEX MACHINE - FIXATOR

Since the release of their debut album Omen Mas, Hex Machine has soldiered on in feigned attempts to contain its angular raging bull on acid approach to the stage with the likes of the Jesus Lizard, Clutch, Harvey Milk, Converge, and Lamb of God. Scenes at dives and dark caves all across the US, as well as appearances at various putrid fests such as SXSW, created a type of bangover likening the band to a state of mind akin to the rock freak magnet that is now considered classic hardcore Touch&Go / Amphetamine Reptile guitar strangling mind-spelunking rawk. After finally being committed to a secluded studio deep in the Northern California woods, these newly frankensteined tracks were confined to tape by agent Tim Green (Melvins, Earthless). Off in the distance, their signal soon showed up on radar at an Amrep army officer's club, commonly referred to as "Grumpy's", by recruiters known as Learning Curve Records. For the last decade, this outfit has been known for picking up the slack while Amrep retards their missions, yet operating out the same barracks. For fans of Clutch, Today is the Day, Amrep label. LP/CD 300 on black vinyl, 200 on clear/smoky blue vinyl. Download code included.

TRACKLISTING:  01. CHUB 02. NEIGHBOR 03. SHAMELESS PREMONITION 04. HANDSTAND 05. HAUNTED 06. RED CLOCK 07. DON'T TOUCH MY MUSTACHE 08. YOU'VE GOT CRIME 09. BLAST FURNACE FOR STRINGS 10. GLASS FED
LP
Alternative Rock
06/12/2012
   9.50
USD
LCR 75

LEARNING CURVE
0810017645022
HEY COLOSSUS - DANCES/CURSES

Amplification moves air and gestures to the celestial. A splitter van parks in a service station. The afterglow of the stage. The weight of a bass cab up a steep flight of metal stairs. Hey Colossus are no strangers to the dualities of life as a loud rock band. But more importantly, they know how to channel both facets into records that transcend all limitations in a blinding volley of incandescence. Dances/Curses - their lucky thirteenth record - is the work of six musicians at the peak of their considerable powers of intuition and inspiration. Constant motion is also something Hey Colossus know a little about, now into their eighteenth year as a band in a never-ending search for new trouble and new epiphanies. When this iteration of the band - which came together around the making of their last release, 2019's 'Four Bibles', geographically spread between Somerset, Watford, London, Nottingham and Sheffield - first began work the chemistry apparently took care of itself, with their meetings at weekend rehearsals seeing them undergo a process less like jamming and more like a particularly intensive form of instant composition. Whatever sparks were spontaneously flying in these initial sessions, they gave rise to enough material to make Dances/Curses a double record, running the gamut from the rhythmically-driven, infectiously melodic songcraft of 'Donkey Jaw' and 'Medal' via the slow-burning atmospherics of 'U Cowboy' to the mightily motorik-driven 15 minute travelogue that is 'A Trembling Rose', which takes in a plethora of unified headspaces in richly cinematic style. Longterm Hey Colossus fan Mark Lanegan makes an appearance amidst the languid and sun-soaked denouement of 'The Mirror', the existential gravitas of his tones entirely at home in these revelatory surroundings. Genre: Goth Rock, Grunge, Alternative, Post Punk Track 8, The Mirror is a collaboration with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees. RIYL - Birthday Party, Peru Ubu, Screaming Trees, Dischord Records, Touch N Go

TRACKLISTING:  01. THE EYEBALL DANCE 02. DONKEY JAW 03. MEDAL 04. DREAMER IS LYING IN STATE 05. NINE IS NINE 06. A TREMBLING ROSE 07. (REPRISE) DISC #2: 01. THE MIRROR 02. REVELATION DAY 03. STYLITES IN REVERSE 04. U COWBOY 05. DEAD SONGS FOR DEAD SIRES 06. BLOOD RED MADRIGAL 07. TIED IN A FIRING LINE
2xLP
Alternative Rock
01/08/2021
  22.00
USD
LCR 83

LEARNING CURVE
0810096652713
INTERCOURSE - HALO CASTRATION INSTITUTE

In a nod to the iconic line from the film Stand By Me, the album's opening track and first single, "Where Losers Go to Die," kicks off with frontman Tarek Ahmed bellowing: "Hey man, want to see a dead body?" What follows is an eerie The Jesus Lizard-esque dirge that slips into a Neanderthal breakdown, serving as a perfect introduction to Intercourse's world. Choosing brutish simplicity as their weapon of choice, the band prowls the shadowy fringes of noise rock and hardcore, a zone also occupied by the likes of Chat Pile and Couch Slut. "Were too weird for a lot of the hardcore scene and too aggro for the weird scene," states Ahmed. The band's sole founding member, Ahmed wields a singular vocal style that smashes the line between the sublime and the ridiculous. With a strangulated roar, almost cartoonish in its unhinged glory, Ahmed spouts painfully direct, often poetic, lyrics about the pain of existence. His songs reference a litany of characters from his own past, growing up in the backwoods of Connecticut as an Egyptian kid in the post-9/11 years, and from the annals of true crime - hitman Richard "The Iceman" Kulkinski, bulldozer enthusiast Marvin Heemeyer, and Bjork stalker Ricardo Lopez, to name a few. A 2021 write-up from No Echo hailed Ahmed as "a brilliant wordsmith I aspire to someday match in skill." Colored vinyl. Genre: Noise Rock, Hard-core, Grind RIYL - Chat Pile, Nerver, Couch Slut, D.R.I.

TRACKLISTING:  01. WHERE LOSERS GO TO DIE 02. I NEED SATURDAY OFF SO I CAN PLAY A TEENAGER'S BASEMENT 03. THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST ALLIN 04. THE ICEMAN'S TEARS 05. HEEMEYER'S HAMMER 06. MY OWN PERSONAL 9/11 07. GEORGE SOROS FUNDED 08. SKIN WALKER BROTHEL 09. HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA 10. KABRISTAN
LP
Punk
05/05/2023
  17.50
USD
LCR 63

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002613
MULTICULT - SIMULTANEITY NOW

Simultaneity Now is Multicult's 5th full length and first with Learning Curve Records. The trio featuring former members of Triac and Fight Amp. Multicult are the PHD's of noise rock. Where most "noise rock" is abrasive and pummeling. Multicult offers another spectrum of intricate rhythms and seething vocals and guitar. It exposes you to a higher level of musical manufacturing, known for its art and reverence for the spacey angular pop noise that it is founded upon. Multicult stays in the aura of legible, caustic assault as tight chops of rhythms collide to a whirl wind of precision laid guitar and vocals. Imagine this album as sound track that plays on a battle ship in Battlestar Galactica. Future/Harsh/Caustic/Flow. RIYL - Shellac/Don Caballro/ Boys Noise, Umberto, Strangulated Beatoffs, Big Black, Unsane, Birthday Party

TRACKLISTING:  01. CATERWAUL 02. TORSION 03. ISO 04. GAMMA 05. HIGH CONTRAST IMAGE ARENA 06. INCOMING NOISE 07. GRIEFLEX 08. SIMULTANEITY 09. CARDINAL 10. FED BACK FATIGUE
LP
Alternative Rock
08/03/2019
  17.50
USD
LCR 71

LEARNING CURVE
0810017643035
NEW PRIMALS - HORSE GIRL ENERGY

From start to finish, guitarist/vocalist Sam Frederick's angular riffing is electrifying and their theatrical howls are right in league with the best of their wild-eyed predecessors - frontmen like David Yow, Circus Lupus' Chris Thomson, and US Maple's Al Johnson. Beneath Frederick's manic energy, the unshakable rhythm section of drummer Lars Oslund and bassist Ali Terveen drives forward with ironclad intent. Minneapolis' preeminent weekly, City Pages, describes a recent New Primals show as "a festival of the id, a madcap display of what would happen if you demolished your inhibitions and gave yourself to the animal sleeping in your brain." Kicking off with an album release show on March 20th, the band will take its "festival of the id" on the road for a spring tour. RIYL - Three One G (Arab on Radar, Ex Models).

TRACKLISTING:  01. BLOOD & WATER 02. A BEAST WITH TWO BACKS 03. WAX POETS 04. COMA FIEND 05. WRAITH 06. HORSE GIRL ENERGY 07. MODERN LOVER 08. SOFT BULLET 09. BREAK/FALL/ROT 10. TIGHTROPE
LP
Alternative Rock
03/27/2020
  17.50
USD
LCR 77

LEARNING CURVE
0810017647132
PART CHIMP - DROOL

Black vinyl version for retail limited to 100 copies! In the psychic wastelands of the 21st century, one particular sonic force looms large. Transcendental like the malignant force that fuels the zombie movies of lore, Part Chimp have made it their business to shake speaker-stacks, fry brains and induce jouissance and tinnitus alike across the UK. Yet whilst their legendary status as primal paragons of the riff has been largely a fixture of the vinyl-stacks and battered amps of the underground, Drool - their fifth and perhaps finest transmission thus far - has other ideas. Drool is everything that makes Part Chimp the most intimidating primate fit to lay waste to a city near you. It's a fearsome testimony to a band with a skewed melodic skill to match their mighty potency. Echoes of their forebears - the ornery prehistoric lurch of Melvins and the droogy ur-clang of Sonic Youth among them - can be distantly discerned, Yet they're now drowned out by an individual assault as pulverising as invigorating, nihilistic yet life-affirming. This band will demolish your house, but you'll cheerfully thank them for it afterwards. At the heart of the zombified stomp of 'Back From The Dead', the narcotised drawl of 'Drool', and the krautpunk rocket of 'Up, With Notes' is not just a gratuitous celebration of fuzz and volume for their own sake but the alchemy that can be achieved with simple ingredients and sleight of hand. Guitarist and vocalist Tim Cedar sums up the raison d'Ítre of Chimp as "the stupid amounts of fun you can have with very loud amps, stupid tunings, weird pedals and weird people. That inspires us" With recording taking place between various studio sojourns across London, New York and Somerset, and the longtime trio of Tim Cedar, Iain Hinchcliffe and Jon Hamilton joined by appearances from both longtime four-stringer Joe McLaughlin and new recruit Robin Freeman, the emphasis here is on capturing the raw energy of the band in its purest form. "Part Chimp is honest music" reckons Tim. "It's true to us and what comes out is totally us. If it isn't, it feels wrong and when it feels wrong, it's not fun. If it's too difficult to play or I couldn't possibly sing this tune. Stop! Next" RIYL - Torche, Mogwai, Pissed Jeans, Red Fang

TRACKLISTING:  01. BACK FROM THE DEAD 02. WALLOW 03. ONE IN THE EYE 04. CLEVER 05. I FEEL FANTASTIC 06. DROOL 07. UP, WITH NOTES 08. NO SAD FACES 09. DIRTY BIRDY 10. IT'S TRUE MAN 11. US IS A 12. WORMS
LP
Alternative Rock
06/04/2021
  20.00
USD
LCR 58

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002583
PLAQUE MARKS - ANXIETY DRIVEN NERVOUS WORSHIP

Founded by three veterans of Philly's punk and hardcore scenes, whose current and recent bands include Creepoid, Fight Amp, and Ecstatic Vision - and all three of whom work shifts at the city's preeminent rock dive, Kung Fu Necktie - Plaque Marks pound out the rawest, most caustic music any of these musicians has ever made. The band is the self-proclaimed "stain on the smile of the Philadelphia music scene." Plaque Marks credit Texas legends Rusted Shut and Cherubs for inspiration, as well as the early works of contemporaries Pissed Jeans- and while some of the members' other work, particularly Fight Amp resides in this ballpark too, Plaque Marks take it to new depths. This is noise-rock in its simplest and most corrosive state, and Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship is right at home on Minneapolis label Learning Curve Records, responsible for releases by Vaz, Hammerhead, and Gay Witch Abortion. With digital download card and poster insert.

TRACKLISTING:  01. PLAQUE MARKS 02. OREGON CHEM-TRAIL 03. ANIMAL PLEASURES 04. URBAN BLIGHTERS 05. PIECEMAKER 06. ANXIETY DRIVEN NERVOUS WORSHIP
LP
Punk
11/10/2017
  13.00
USD
LCR 53

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002538
POWDER ROOM, THE - LUCKY (LP+7")

The Powder Room are not a lucky band, after a van break in followed days later by a van fire (pictured on the LP), The Powder Room is now more ambitious then ever to turn it around and make good. On it's second LP, cheekily named "Lucky", the power grunge trio from Athens GA produced a barren collection of tart boisterous anthems for folks who feel the need to smash a wall or scream their head off into a pillow to help them get through a crappy day. A soundtrack to the frustrations of the daily grind, Lucky is the grunge you are looking for to start a rebellion. 12" LP plus 7 inch and download code. Pressing of 300, 100 on milk/clear, 100 on bone white in red and 100 black.

TRACKLISTING:  01. VANBURNER 02. LUCKY 03. THAT'S NO WAY TO LIVE 04. DEEP DISH 05. BLACK DRESS 06. INTERLUDE 07. SYCOPHANT 08. WORK AROUND 09. NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPENED TODAY DISC #2: 01. ABORT 02. THE ELITIST
2xLP
Alternative Rock
10/14/2016
  15.00
USD
LCR 43

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002439
POWER TAKE OFF - THIS IS LATE (180 GR COLOR)

Power Take Off's debut lp is a smattering of low-end rift indulgence. The band delivers a full 10 song buffett of hammering riffs and an abusive onslaught of thundering sludge. The album was recorded and mastered by Harvey Milk's Kyle Spence. 180 gram colored vinyl with insert and download codes.

TRACKLISTING:  01. WHERE AM I 02. KANSAS 2-ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 03. PLOWSHARE-REDUX 04. MAN IT SMELLS GREAT IN HERE 05. SOME GAVE ALL 06. TIME'S UP 07. WORK 08. DRUMBS 09. BYYYE
LP
Alternative Rock
05/20/2014
  12.00
USD
LCR 73

LEARNING CURVE
0810017644087
REPTOID - WORSHIP FALSE GODS

Reptoid is a one-man, industrial-influenced noise-rock band from Oakland, California. The sole member, Jordan Sobolew, surrounds himself with an army of drums, homemade fuzz pedals, noise devices and a sampler, to produce spastic, hypnotizing rhythms, and painfully amplified sounds drenched in effects through an oversized pedal-board full of odd implements. Vocals are delivered through a mic strapped directly to the face by a modified respirator mask. Everything is performed live and without the aid of a computer or backing tracks. "The intent is to convey frenetic, third eye-opening energy," says Sobolew. Debut full-length Worship False Gods is dazzling. Even those listeners bearing no knowledge of the music's origin will be wowed by Reptoid - an onslaught of churning noise-rock, punctuated by an array of glitchy sounds and propelled by Sobolew's drumming which ranks somewhere between the frantic assaults of Brian Chippendale and the almighty hammering of Dale Crover. Had Worship False Gods been bashed out by a full band, it would be regarded as a devastating slab of experimental rock, in league with Daughters, The Locust or Lightning Bolt. But the kicker is that this is a solo project, composed and performed solely by Sobolew, using a small mountain of highly customized gear. For one person to execute these songs, live, in real time, without any sort of accompaniment or enhancement, is a technical marvel. As an awe-struck Invisible Oranges proclaimed in 2017: "Reptoid encases feral-yet-precise drumming with noxious clouds of noise and maniacal synth. And it's just one guy." Limited to 500 copies.

TRACKLISTING:  01. PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE 02. VOID FILLER 03. YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPROMISED 04. WE STILL CAN'T DECIPHER THE MEANING OF PAIN 05. THIS IS PROGRESS 06. SHIFTED, PROBED, IMPLANTED 07. CEREBRAL WALL 08. I DRANK THE PUNCH
LP
Alternative Rock
08/28/2020
  18.50
USD
LCR 85

LEARNING CURVE
0810096656667
SOMETHING IS WAITING - ABSOLUTELY

Four years since the release of its sophomore effort, Songs for the Sally Beauty Pavilion, Something Is Waiting returns with a brand new full-length. Absolutely is an unapologetic tour-de-force that sees this Chicago band dig its heels even deeper into the strange patch of dirt it owns - "the shrieky, sleazy, crust-glam you crave," as one review from Kerrang! describes it. Sounding unlike any other band of today, Something Is Waiting exudes all the swagger of the latter-day hair metal saints and up-and-coming groove-metal goons who filled Riki Rachtman's cue cards in the earliest days of the '90s, yet seethes with enough vitriol to delight the nihilistic noise rock hordes who gathered to witness its set at this year's Caterwaul Festival. Formerly a five-piece, stripped down to a trio now, Something Is Waiting's three core members have stuck to their guns and mastered their craft. Gobbo and the boys' dedication to the likes of Pantera, White Zombie, and the early works of Ross Robinson, coupled with their enduring love of the most caustic cuts from the AmRep catalog, has paid off. Six years deep, the band is in a league of its own, the undisputed king of its own style of hard-charging "nu roll," which no one else within noise rock - or within any other strain of heavy music currently deemed "cool" - is even doing. But make no mistake: while the musical elements might seem simple and traceable, Something Is Waiting is not. Using a palette of sounds inspired by their aforementioned heroes, the band builds unusual songs that are as perplexing as they are headbangable. And here is where it gets even more interesting: Gobbo is a wildly creative lyricist who conjures surreal scenarios with the euphoric wordplay of a Beat poet. His critiques, pointed at an array of targets, from the music industry to society at large, are thick with sarcasm and pop culture references. On "House of Style," he quotes a lyric from The Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian." On "In the Pool (Wetworld)," which features guest vocals by Dead to Fall's Jon Hunt, he spits the gem, "drunk like Sia with my hair in my face." The album's closer, "Poster Boys," is written from the point of view of a Hit Parader centerfold, hanging on a teenage girls wall. Indeed, Absolutely is the sound of a band being unapologetically... them. It is the sound of a band that has doubled down and committed to its own, odd vision. It is the sound of a new genre: "nu roll." It is, absolutely, Something Is Waiting. RIYL - White Zombie. Poison, Motley Crue, Helmet. Genre: Noise Metal, Sleaze Rock, Groove Metal, Nu-Roll, Punk Metal

TRACKLISTING:  01. THE REAL BOKU DRINKERS OF RIVER NORTH 02. HOUSE OF STYLE 03. THE SIW NU ROLL PINBALL MACHINE 04. SMOLDER HOMIES 05. UNHOLY ALLIANCE 06. LICK THE SPOON 07. THOUSANDAIRE PIMP ENCAMPMENT 08. IN THE POOL (WETWORLD) FEATURING JONATHAN OF DEAD OF FALL 09. GET YOUR GIMMICKS 10. III ALBUMS, NO 11. FULL FRICTION 12. POSTER BOYS
LP
Punk
09/29/2023
  18.50
USD
LCR 68

LEARNING CURVE
0810017640188
SOMETHING IS WAITING - SONGS FOR THE SALLY BEAUTY PAVILLION

Chicago Sleaze rockers Something Is Waiting release their second full length LP "Songs For the Sally Beauty Pavilion". Massive, pounding backbeats propel sinister, bluesy riffage, while one of the baldest voices in all of music snarls like Axl at his most pissed, spitting out lyrics that dismantle his various targets, viciously yet poetically. Music scene foibles and other cultural trash fires are the focus of many songs - soulless retro fashions, delusional cover bands, and more. Gobbo is a wordsmith but, make no mistake, he is singing literally and directly about the issues on his mind. When he sings about "Nikki Lane's Neo Nashville Airbnb," he is singing about the time he stayed at Nikki Lane's Airbnb in Nashville. "Maybe it's the way they mix chuggy hard rock, shrieking crust, and greasy glam metal to create a sound that's reminiscent of everyone from Today Is The Day and Dillinger Escape Plan to Ministry and Dope. Maybe it's how they perform hostile, chugging crushers with titles like "Fuck In Peace" and "Hippies Became Lawyers". But though their sound is harsh and mind-boggling, the Chicago quintet have none the less managed to capture our hearts and minds with their patented form of driving pissy weirdo metal." - Kerrang! Limited to 500 copies. RIYL - Sleaze Rock/Faster Pussy Cat/Nashville Pussy

TRACKLISTING:  01. YOUR VINTAGE NU ROCK BAND 02. LOST IN SPACE 03. FUCK IN PEACE 04. NIKKI LANE'S NEO-NASHVILLE AIRBNB 05. FRESH SQUEEZED 06. WORK HUSBAND 07. (WE'RE IN A) TRIBUTE BAND 08. I COLLECT STAMPS
LP
Punk
04/10/2019
  16.00
USD
LCR 86

LEARNING CURVE
0810096652843
TUNNEL, THE - SHUDDER (COLOR)

With stabs of growling bass, a discordant peal of guitar, and the robotic thump of a floor tom, Shudder's title track launches into being, setting the stage for frontman Jeff Wagner's unmistakable voice - a sinister croon, caked in distortion and sleaze. Bearing traces of such pompadoured antiheroes as Nick Cave, Wagner's dark and theatrical twang is offset by the band's mechanized throb. These two energies - the sultry noir and the cold machinery - grind against each other and create the sparks that are The Tunnel. The glorious clash of styles can be depicted in many ways. A 2020 review from White Light/White Heat saw it as a mix of "seedy primeval swampy muddy groove" and "industrialized noise racket" and dropped a flurry of names, from The Birthday Party to Big Black. Shudder is the prolific San Francisco band's seventh full-length album, amidst various other EPs, splits, and tracks on comps. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band itself, Shudder is an absolutely perfect expression of its makers' well-honed vision. Over ten tracks, the band - Wagner, flanked by bassist Sam Black and drummer Michael Jacobs - slinks and slithers from the shotgun shack to the dark alley and back again, evoking a fantasy where macabre backwoods gloom unites with dystopian urban decay. While some of the inspiration flows from the songs and films of the aforementioned artists, the band's hometown provided the rest. Genre: Goth, Post Punk, Dark Side. No Wave RIYL - Big Black, My Bloody Valentine, Goth, Birthday Party

TRACKLISTING:  01. DEATHRAY 02. FRONTAGE 03. SHUDDER 04. TUNGSTEN 05. HANGMAN 06. SUBDUCTRESS 07. RACKNID 08. DAYBREAK 09. ZEALOT 10. UNEASY
LP
Alternative Rock
05/26/2023
  22.50
USD
LCR 35

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002347
VARIOUS - A BUTCHER'S WALTZ

Exclusive tracks from Gay Witch Abortion, Power Take Off, Seawhores and Skoal Kodiak. Each band has several tracks. For fans of AMREP label's compilation "Dope Guns and Fucking in the Streets". 300 black vinyl, 200 on yellow with splatter. No download.

TRACKLISTING:  01. SEAWHORES - OUR EMBASSY/THE ARCHITECT/CLEANING LADY 02. POWER TAKE OFF - PLOWSHARE 03. SKOAL KODIAK - RUINED RINGS 04. SKOAL KODIAK - 99999 05. GAY WITCH ABORTION - OBLATION A)SEEDS FROM SPACE B)DINNER BELL C)S.T.AL. D)CROCOITE E) BARBADOS LEG
LP
Alternative Rock
10/15/2011
   9.50
USD
LCR 45

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002897
VARIOUS - A BUTCHER'S WALTZ VOL.2 (COLOR)

Butcher's Waltz Vol. 2, features VINYL EXCLUSIVES from STNNNG, Blacklisters, Blackthorne and Hey Colossus. STNNNG are a long time noise rock pioneers rom St Paul. Active for 15+ years the band continues to throttle fans with their abrasive brand of angular noise. Blacklisters are Englands answer to Jesus Lizard and Pig Fuck noise rock. Renowned for their caustic noise and performances they live up to the hype and have continued to crush all listeners. Blackthorne is a power thrash band from Minneapolis. Features ex members of Song of Zarathustra, they burn through 8 blistering tracks of all out rage and fury. Hey Colossus hails from England. Hey Colossus is a legendary noise outfit with a diehard global fan base. Known for experimental song crafting and brutal compositions. Recorded at various times and locations over the last two years. 3 different color vinyl combinations.

TRACKLISTING:  01. STNNNG - IDIOT 02. BLACKLISTERS - KING PRICK 03. BLACKLISTERS - QUIFF RICHARD (A DUET) 04. BLACKTHORNE - VICIOUS CHARM 05. BLACKTHORNE - HOT BOX 06. BLACKTHORNE - LAC CONIS JUST BITCH MILK 07. BLACKTHORNE - STREET DRUGS 08. BLACKTHORNE - SCOTT HALL AS THE SIGN GUY 09. BLACKTHORNE - SEAL TAMER 10. BLACKTHORNE - GET THE FUCK 11. BLACKTHORNE - OUTTA MY HOUSE 12. HEY COLOSSUS - THEY DON'T LIVE
LP
Alternative Rock
03/03/2015
  11.50
USD
LCR 50

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002507
VAZ - PINK CONFETTI E.P. (CLEAR SPLATTER)

Born from the ashes of noise/rock outfit Hammerhead, guitarist/vocalist Paul Erickson and drummer Jeff Mooridian found their musical talents reincarnated in Vaz. The duo that took its first steps in Los Angeles, soon found its running legs taking the two noisemakers up and down the Pacific Coast. The growing Vaz got strong breathing West Coast air and with one giant leap flew over their quaint Midwest homes landing with both feet firmly planted in Brooklyn. These recordings were made in 2007, and finally see the light of day exclusively for a BLACK FRIDAY release on 140 gram clear with red splatter vinyl.

TRACKLISTING:  01. PINK CONFETTI 02. MISS CYCLONE 03. CHERRY COKE 04. MUM'S THE WORD 05. PINK CONFETTI 06. DEATH OF SILENCE
LP
Alternative Rock
11/28/2014
  12.00
USD
LCR 54

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002545
VINCAS - DEEP IN THE WELL

Vincas is a three-piece psych band from Athens GA. Vincas deal in scuzzed out psychedelic punk fireballs in the broad shouldered tradition of Gun Club and the Scientists. They are art damaged frenzied space rock. Vincas have upped the feedback squalor, infused a hefty rhythmic pulse with a muscular dexterity and top it off with a darker Alan Vega snarl. "DEEP IN THE WELL" is a fuzzed out trippy waltz into the dark riffs and pounding beats of noise grunge. From the first howls of "Blackout" the album screeches in and out of acid drenched fuzz rock. RYIL: Gun Club, Scientists Features Members of Space rock group Maserati LIMITED TO 500 COPIES.

TRACKLISTING:  01. BLACK OUT 02. NOT HOME 03. BLACK ROSE 04. LOWBORN 05. BLOOD BLEEDS 06. DEATH MARCH 07. MURDER 08. HAMMER 09. UNBURIED 10. LOVE NOOSE 11. LOST SPECTRE
LP
Alternative Rock
07/12/2016
  12.00
USD
LCR 74

LEARNING CURVE
0810017643356
VINCAS - PHANTASMA

From Athens, Georgia, Vincas conjure a uniquely Southern brand of death-rock - a thrilling, chilling, Deep South cemetery stomp. The band take cues from the assorted works of H.P. Lovecraft, Howlin' Wolf, and David Lynch, whilst bashing out some of the most macabre post-punk this side of The Birthday Party. A mix of live and programmed drums propel twangy guitars, distorted bass, and frontman Chris McNeal's nefarious baritone, through ten gleefully dark, cinematic anthems. With song titles like "Until It Rains Red," "The Witch," and "Bury Me Upside Down," Vincas' drama is moonlit, morbid, and lots of fun. The Nick Cave influence is strong, but the setting is a haunted shack on the banks of a Georgia swamp. McNeal (who also rocks as a member of the renowned Maserati) states: "Pretty much every song on the record is about an unimaginable evil destroying or enhancing a person's life. Just a random horrible or liberating experience." Vampiric lust oozes through lyrics such as "I've been here all along / Your body is my home / I'll build a bed out of your bones" (from "The Witch") and "I'll crawl through your window / I'll scratch, let me in / Say the words and let me in" (from "Let Me In"). Phantasma is Vincas' third full-length, following 2013's Blood Bleeds and 2016's Deep in the Well. The album was engineered by Mike Albanese (Maserati), and mixed and mastered Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk). Newest Vincas member Gene Woolfolk, who joined during the recording of Phantasma, is a member of noise-rock supergroup Plaque Marks. Genre: Southern Rock, Swamp Rock, Grunge, Goth RIYL - Shellac/Don Caballro/ Boys Noise, Umberto, Strangulated Beatoffs, Big Black, Unsane, Birthday Party Limited to 500 copies.

TRACKLISTING:  01. UNTIL IT RAINS RED 02. THE WITCH 03. BURY ME UPSIDE DOWN 04. BLOOD MOVER 05. LET ME IN 06. PHANTASMA 07. LEAD MAN 08. DEAD TRAIN 09. THE SHADOW HAND 10. I'M TAKING YOU TO HELL
LP
Alternative Rock
05/29/2020
  18.00
USD
LCR 33

LEARNING CURVE
0789577696013
WOLVHAMMER - BLACK MARKETEERS OF WORLD WAR III (LP+7")

Records is proud to announce the vinyl release of Wolvhammer's crucial metal opus "Black Marketeers Of World War III" on vinyl. The LP is on fire colored wax with an exclusive bonus 7in, features an alternate recording of "World War Winter" a CD track, and an exclusive track "Bathed in Blood" Wolvhammer is a black metal band based out of Chicago, IL. They are self described, "Blacked sludge punk." With tenaciousness for the dark underside of hard core and metal, the band has treaded out its destructive path across the country with relentless tours and self released EPs. Wolvhammer teamed up with super metal producer Sanford Parker to record and release "Black Marketeers of World War III" on INIT Records in 2010 on CD. Now with a new line up, the band is full of venom and ferine disregard for society's path and is looking to throttle its tales of misanthropy and disgust down your ears. Hear the power of Wolvhammer unleashed on this vinyl release on Learning Curve Records. Recorded by Sanford Parker. Comes with exclusive 7" of unreleased material. For fans of Atlas Moth, Black Metal, Hardcore. 500 Flame Vinyl Lp's with the 7" on black vinyl. Download for 7" tracks only.

TRACKLISTING:  01. COLD GHOSTS 02. WITCHERY ARTILLERY 03. WORLD WAR WINTER 04. DAS KULT 05. CALL TO ASSIMILATE 06. SNAKETONGUES 07. SUICIDE BRIGADE 08. A CANCER OF PURITY 09. MONOLITH DISC #2: 01. WORLD WAR WINTER 02. BATHED IN MOONBLOOD AND WOLFLIGHT
LP
Metal
06/11/2010
  13.50
USD
LCR 91

LEARNING CURVE
5056688800062
YOUNG JAMES LONG - OROGENY

It is with great fanfare that we proudly announce the return of the esteemed improvisational chainsaw blues trio Young James Long. Young James Long formed in Dallas in 2003 with a weekly residency at a local (and appropriately named) dive bar called Muddy Waters. PW Long (guitar, vocals) and Kirkland James (guitar) had known each other socially since the 90s when Long was fronting Quarterstick Records Mule, and James was playing with Tenderloin. Long would go onto make a series of incredible solo records under his own name and that of PW Longs Reelfoot and James would play with Alejandro Escovedo (among many others) before their paths finally crossed again. They recruited Taylor Young (Hi-Fi Drowning, Young Heart Attack, The Polyphonic Spree) on drums and a raw, blues-punk-rock-and-roll band emerged fully formed, songs flying out of them with enthusiasm and ease. Orogeny is released on October 6th 2023 via Wrong Speed Records (UK/EU) and Learning Curve Records (US). RIYL - Captain Beefheart, ZZ Top, Mule, John Lee Hooker, Laughing Hyenas, Quarterstick Records. Genre: Blues Punk, Southern Fried Blues

TRACKLISTING:  01. MENOMINE 02. BLOOD OF THE HOOD 03. INDIE GIRL 04. BORNOU MAN 05. IMMORTAL BEDEVILED 06. KUKAWA 07. IN THERE 08. KEROSENO 09. LEAVE 10. RUBY RED 11. CRACKALEE 12. ST. JAMES ARMORY 13. GREEK FIRE 14. SEROBELLA 15. SHAKE 16. SEXIATRIC 17. HER
LP
Blues
10/06/2023
  20.00
USD

Compact Disc

LCR 18

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002187
BLIND SHAKE - CARMEL

The Blind Shake's second LP with Learning Curve. This is the album where they find their full stride of garage psych acid rock. LP/CD Pressing of 500 Black Vinyl. Hand silkscreen LP jacket. Design by Miss Amyjo.

TRACKLISTING:  01. JOLLY JOE'S 02. BEEN YOUNG 03. WEXFORD SCRAMBLE 04. MIDNIGHT SCREAM 05. BLUE STEP 06. FAKE SILHOUETTE 07. ST. PAUL CREAMERY 08. BROKEN DOWN STAIRS 09. PEACH LINES 10. FIBERGLASS 11. WOOL JACKET 12. WHY THE LIBRARY
CD
Alternative Rock
11/13/2007
   7.00
USD
LCR 26

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002620
BLIND SHAKE - COLD TOWN/SOFT ZODIAK

Split release featuring songs by the Blind Shake on side A and side B featuring Michael Yonkers with the Blind Shake. New garage heroes collaborate with psych guitar legend. FFO: Thee Oh Sees, Intelligence, A Frames.

TRACKLISTING:  01. WHAT CAN I DO 02. WERE YOU IN THE WAY 03. I WANT TO TELL YOU 04. SEVENTH HEAVEN 05. COLD TOWN 06. BEFORE 07. WHEN YOU'RE FALLEN 08. THE NEW END 09. WISE MR. OWL 10. SOFT ZODIAC 11. RADON DETECTOR 12. BAD TIMES 13. BIRDO
CD
Alternative Rock
04/18/2009
   7.00
USD
LCR 14

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002149
BLIND SHAKE - RIZZOGRAPH

Blistering debut CDEP from drum guitar trio. Dueling vocals, post punk riffs.

TRACKLISTING:  01. HIM IN HIS UNIFORM 02. CALLING ALL HORSES 03. RUNNING FROM THE MAIL 04. SLOW MOVER 05. HOMECOOKING 06. GREY SLEEVES 07. PAINTING ROOM 08. WHITE MOCHA ARMY 09. DECATHLON 10. HONEYTOWN 11. LAP DOG 12. CRAZYMAKER
CD
Alternative Rock
10/11/2005
   7.00
USD
LCR 15

LEARNING CURVE
0789577527126
DEAF, THE - THIS BUNNY BITES

Overdriven guitars and punishing rhythms make this a classic Twin Cities release even before it's time. Calling back to the Amrep heyday, this CD brings the noise and punishes your stereo like no other. For fans of Karp, Big Business, The Melvins & Unsane.

TRACKLISTING:  01. INTO THE FIRE 02. YOU KNOW 03. CHIM CHAM 04. AIR RAID 05. HELEN OF TROY 06. READY TO DIE 07. SHIV 08. POCKET CHANGE 09. LET'S GO 10. FUCK THAT SHIT 11. GOING NOWHERE 12. BEATDOWN 13. MOTHERFUCKER 14. GET'ER DONE
CD
Alternative Rock
   7.00
USD
LCR 30

LEARNING CURVE
0707541432191
DISASTERATTI - TRANSMISSIONARY

Dark demented thunder rock. Big beats and heavy riff driven rock. For Fans of: Hammerhead, Nirvana, and Grunge.

TRACKLISTING:  01. THE VETERAN 02. L'ENFANT 03. HARD BOIL 04. RUGBURN 05. LITE BRITE 06. STRESS TEST 07. DUBAI 08. THE SALESMAN 09. NARC 10. KILLTEASE 11. BETTY
CD
Alternative Rock
09/19/2011
   7.00
USD
LCR 46

LEARNING CURVE
0789577729421
GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY - ALL SADNESS, GRINNING INTO FLOW

The Grasshopper Lives Heavy wears two masks, one of an incredibly loud and imposing wall-of-sound approach to heavy rock, and one of introversion and transcendence that takes said heavy rock to planes of the unconscious. "All Sadness, Grinning into Flow", takes these two countenances and forces them to face each other. More dynamic, intense, emotive, and compelling than their previous works, the listener could draw elements from classic 70's kraut and psychedelic, 80's horror scores, 90's sludge, 00's post-whatever, and modern heavy rock. For fans of Melvins, Seawhores, Lightning bolt and LOAD RECORDS.

TRACKLISTING:  01. MARATHON I 02. MARATHON II 03. RED AFTER IMAGE 04. HEARTS OF FIRE 05. MEDICINE EYES 06. SHADES
CD
Alternative Rock
07/08/2014
   7.00
USD
LCR 48

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002842
HAMMERHEAD - GLOBAL DEPRESSION

The legendary noise rock trio founded in Fargo, ND in 1989 have three previously released seminals albums on Amphetamine Reptile and have re-grouped to release these 6 new killer tracks. They also have scheduled a European tour for 2014, & a US tour in 2015! There is no measure that can explain the visceral energy of Hammerhead. Honesty and vulgar science shape what Hammerhead is, a genre defining behemoth from the Heartland. Fueled by heroic isolation and space mythology, the band creates its head pounding strain. "Global Depression" is a 6 song EP of brutal riffs and precision instrumentation. A whirlwind of robust sound that assault the senses of any person who dares approach. An unearthly journey on a trail of pent up abrasiveness and sonic mayhem. HAMMERHEAD are touring Europe in Fall 2014 and the USA in 2015. For fans of: Amphetamine Reptile Records, METZ, VAZ, Karp, Melvins.

TRACKLISTING:  01. GLOBAL DEPRESSION 02. SANTA PRISCA 03. LIKE A WIZARD 04. OUTER RIM 05. ANOTHER ROOM 06. DESCENDED FROM APES
CD
Alternative Rock
09/09/2014
   9.50
USD
LCR 37

LEARNING CURVE
0890863002668
HEX MACHINE - FIXATOR

Richmond, VA noise metal veterans debut on LCR. Fixator is a punishing slab of hook-laden hard rock with seething vocals and scrawling structures. The album is a slaughterhouse's soundtrack. For fans of Clutch, Today is the Day, Amrep label.

TRACKLISTING:  01. CHUB 02. NEIGHBOR 03. SHAMELESS PREMONITION 04. HANDSTAND 05. HAUNTED 06. RED CLOCK 07. DON'T TOUCH MY MUSTACHE 08. YOU'VE GOT CRIME 09. BLAST FURNACE FOR STRINGS 10. GLASS FED
CD
Alternative Rock
   7.00
USD
LCR 16

LEARNING CURVE
0789577538825
SEAWHORES - OPUS MAGNANIMOUS

Together forever, Adam and Cody have been tinkering, toying with, and manipulating the elements of music for well over ten years. They refer to their musical chemistry set as the Seawhores. Cutting their teeth by touring the basement scene and backwoods bars with such bands as Melvins, Lightning Bolt, Vaz, Wolf Eyes, Pink and Brown, and Phantoms; they have crushed eardrums around the world. In and out, a dramatic collaboration of drumming corps - Dale Crover (Melvins) and Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt and Sightings) have filtered through the band. The Seawhores walk a thin line of art damage punk noise and often construct their own instruments, speakers, and amps making them one of the most DIY and magical duos to ever come out of the Twin Cities. After releasing several self-made EP's and their first record "Forest" on Essay Records, the Seawhores have unleashed their most triumphant epic to date. Opus Magnanimous is the product of some of Minneapolis' most talented musicians: Freddy Votel (ex-Cows and TVBC) on drums and Brady Lenzen on guitar round out this dominant movement. Epic sonic noise anthem. A 20+ minute epic journey of musical experiment crying the tears of distortion and amplified instruments the OPUS is the crowning achievement of the Seawhores catalogue. For fans of Lightning Bolt, Melvins, Vaz, Amrep Label. CDEP - Digipack w/ booklet.

TRACKLISTING:  01. OPUS MAGNIMOUS
CD
Alternative Rock
08/07/2007
   7.00
USD
LCR 9

LEARNING CURVE
0707541720922
WE INVENTED TORNADOES - WE INVENTED TORNADOES

Primal guitar rock from the upper midwest. We Invented Tornadoes provide a sound track to hockey fights. Ex members of Guzzard and King Kan. Features Dan Beeman of Helmet.

TRACKLISTING:  01. OMAR 02. AVERAGE 03. FLIGHT OF THE DODO BIRD - PART II 04. BELONG 05. CARNIVAL 06. LITTLE SHORTY 07. GOOSENECK 08. FUCKO 09. BLACK MODE 10. I SEE BLUE 11. MASTER OF DECEPTION 12. TRIXX
CD
Alternative Rock
06/15/2003
   7.00
USD