Dead Mothers - Life is Poison EP



We are pretty pumped to be releasing Dead Mothers' first EP.  It is killer.  Lacquers are in the process of being cut now.

Founded in 2014, Asheville, North Carolina’s Dead Mothers have written a crushing debut EP due this summer on Bitter Melody Records.  Mixing their punk ethos, social awareness, and technical musicianship they have recorded 5 songs with Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, NC.  The result is a tight, monumentally heavy EP.  “Life is Poison” crosses genres of mathcore, grind, and sludge.  This album will fit right in your collection between your Gaza, Knut, Pig Destroyer, and Converge albums. 

Bitter Melody is proud to be releasing this on 7” vinyl this summer featuring artwork from Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man.

You can stream the first song ("White Squaw") off the EP at New Noise Magazine now:  http://newnoisemagazine.com/song-premiere-dead-mothers-white-squaw/

Dead Mothers is:

Olive Ardizoni
Mike Royal
Jordan Vermillion
Ryan Moon


Spring Update 2015

We have several new releases out now and new ones planned.  Here's a rundown of new and upcoming projects.

We recently released two cassettes for two phenomenal hardcore bands.

Down In It from Wilmington and No Restraint from Jacksonville, FL.  We are planning a new project with the two of them now, but you can pick up their cassette EPs now.  You can stream and download both of these EPs from their bandcamps.  downinit.bandcamp.com and norestraint.bandcamp.com



NCHC veterans Gut Feeling return with their first new recording since 2012's S/T EP.

Gut Feeling features former members of Catharsis, Undying, Torch Runner, Nightbear, and others.
Like the previous EP, the 2015 S/T EP was engineered by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business (Greensboro, NC).

Six new tracks of fast hardcore punk, a little reminiscent of early 2000’s hardcore like Champion, Modern Life is War, Comeback Kid. This EP, like the previous one, will be released as a joint collaboration between Headfirst! & Bitter Melody Records. The packaging is absolutely stunning and features illustrations by Thomas Sara and screenprinted by Death By Ink printing. We have some really special stuff in the works for this 7". (If you saw the packaging for round one, you should know this will not disappoint!).

100 glow in the dark, 150 black, 250 coke bottle clear


New represses and a new 7" from Milky White

We now have two beautiful represses of Old Flings - Spite and Indecision - Unorthodox on some crazy new colors.

Old Flings on mustard green out of 100
Old Flings on cosmos out of 100 - sold out



Indecision on PMA (red, green, yellow) 100 -almost sold out
Indecision on green out of 150

The Milky White 7" is out now!

Milky White were Charleston, SC's best kept secret, until now. They have finished their first EP which we are proud to release on vinyl. This EP is available on green, pink, and black 7" vinyl.

There's also a bundle in the drop down menu for a 3 pack with all three colors (save $1.50). Each 7" comes with a download code for a high quality download of the EP.

The band describes themselves as "90s teen movie house party jams" but however you want to describe it, the undeniable fact is that it rules. We were sold once we heard the bass lines and Jules' vocals.

Juan Diniz at The 1st Five writes "Hailing from Charleston, SC, Milky White are a female-led quartet whose sound echo some of the more subdued pop-driven styles of 90′s shoegaze and even some post-Smashing Pumpkins quietness. Think of maybe Silversun Pickups with female vocals at the forefront and a fearless approach to let the guitars get as noisy as possible. But all the while maintain a dreamy and languid restraint. It’s definitely an example of indie pop as its finest.
Oh, and by the way, the band describes their sound as “90′s teen movie house party jams”. Well, I have to agree wholeheartedly with that and then some. Definitely evokes the finer and more heart-wrenching, warm fuzzies sounds and feels of 90′s alternative music. But it’s today, right here, right now."


100 pink, 100 green, 300 black

We also have a new tape from Richmond's Cross Eyed. 

The group comes from an impressive band pedigree featuring current and former members of Hold Tight!, Tight Hold, Friendly Fire, Springtime, Family Cat, Tiger Tail, Just Friends.

We are very excited to be helping release this EP. Comes with a link to find the download.

Cross Eyed write short, snotty pop punk songs with three different members doing vocals, bringing a different sound to each song. They bring a mix of their other bands and a touch of Ramones-core to craft a record that will fit nicely in the catalog of RVA punk.

Their debut 7 song debut is being released on 50 red and 50 white cassettes.

Tracklisting:
1. Lose Me
2. Stuck
3. Heads Up
4. Ruffner
5. Blonde
6. Shovel
7. Every Minute


New things.

It's been a little while since I have posted here. We have been busy.

We have a new 7" from Manalive (NJHC) with members of Ensign, Kill Your Idols, Nora, and a bunch more.  It's great 90s style HC. 

We have a  new split 7" from Old Flings / The Fake Boys.  Both bands are absolutely killer. Pick this up.

We did a vinyl version of Muscle & Bone's steller EP with a bonus song and redesigned artwork from the amazing Nate Powell.  He is a NY Times bestselling comic artist and it was a pleasure to get to work with him on a project.

Coming up next:

We have a repress of Old Fling's Spite in the works, a cassette version of Colour Me Wednesday's great record I Thought it was Morning, a split demo cassette for Fever./The Kids' Crusade (both have members of This Routine is Hell) and an LP of This Routine is Hell's Howl for the States.

Gut Feeling 7" is finished!!

This thing is finally done and ready for you guys.  It's absolutely stunning.  Over the top screenprinted and die cut packaging. 3 vinyl colors.  This is the most extravagant thing that I've helped release.

Gut Feeling is a North Carolina hardcore band consisting of various members around the region (ex-Catharsis, Undying, Torch Runner, Nightbear, etc). Musically these guys deviate from the previous more metal-laced endeavors and the only part that really carries over from the previous is top notch song-writing, structure and musicianship. Gut feeling does a great job bringing back anthemic hardcore in the vein of bands such as Champion, Comeback Kid, Modern Life is War, etc think fast polished hardcore punk with melodic guitar overtones, a tasteful spattering of gang vocals and sing along parts. recorded in late 2012 by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege and released digitally shortly thereafter.
brought to you on vinyl by Headfirst! and Bitter Melody Records (http://bittermelodyrecords.limitedrun.com/) to mark our 16th releases!
three colors of vinyl available all with two sided screenprinted die-cut covers, and interchangeable 8 headed two sided insert (also screenprinted!! 200 copies available from Headfirst! and 200 copies available from Bitter melody:
total pressing information:
Test Press:: #/19 (with color faded covers that matches up to vinyl colors)
baby blue: /100
gold with red haze: /150
Clear w/ light green splotches: /250 (these are almost just clear, didn't quite come out as good as we expected but do still have traces and pale green splotches but for the most part are just..clear!

art concept by; Chris Gannon design by; Chuck Johnson (http://charleswilliamjohnson.com/) printed by: Josh @Deathbyink (http://www.deathbyinkprintshop.com/)

Test Press:: #/19 (with color faded covers that matches up to vinyl colors)
baby blue: /100
gold with red haze: /150
Clear w/ light green splotches: /250 (these are almost just clear, didn't quite come out as good as we expected but do still have traces and pale green splotches but for the most part are just..clear!


These can be order from me (bitter melody) here:

http://bittermelodyrecords.limitedrun.com/products/514521-gut-feeling-s-t-7-3-vinyl-colors-available  INDIVIDUAL

http://bittermelodyrecords.limitedrun.com/products/514523-gut-feeling-s-t-7-2-pack-pick-2-colors-you-want  2 PACK

http://bittermelodyrecords.limitedrun.com/products/514522-gut-feeling-s-t-7-3-pack-with-all-colors  3 PACK

Order single colors or multi packs - your choice.

Or from our label family Headfirst! records here:

http://headfirstrecords.limitedrun.com/products/514501






We are very excited to announce our first release of 2013.  We will be partnering with our good friends at Headfirst! Records to release a deluxe 7" for NC's Gut Feeling.  Gut Feeling feature members of legendary NC hardcore bands Undying and Catharsis.  And they have 4 raging melodic hardcore songs ready to go on this 7".
Oh Geez.  I'm bad at this.  Too much social media.  I try to keep my facebook/twitter up to date. 

Well.  The Old Flings record has been flying off the shelf and popping up on numerous end of year lists and we could be more happy.

Discourse and Old Flings are on the road right now so Ihope you will go check them out in your city.

We released the Muscle & Bone and Family Cat cassettes and the Oddczar - One Word LP most recently. 

Check out the webstore for more on these releases.  bittermelodyrecords.limitedrun.com
Old Flings - Grip
music video
We worked hard on putting this together.  Check it out.  New video coming soonish.
We've got loads going on here.  We are gearing up for the release of Old Flings LP and the Discourse 7".  The fires & floods LP is shipping now.  We don't have very many color copies of the fires LP remaining so act now.

Preorders are up for both Old Flings and Discourse records.  Hopefully they will both be shipping by the end of Sept. and early Oct.  We will also be set up this year at the Fest in Gainesville, FL.