Exit Hippies​/​Lotus Fucker split 12" (SPHC​-​20)

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(SPHC-20)
(Japan/USA)

After recording delays, re-recordings, art delays, re-drawings, re-masterings, and then the inevitable pressing plant delays, summing to multiple years of process, we are extremely proud, pleased, and relieved to finally present this split record between two bands that both love noise, cute cartoon characters, and the KLF/Extreme Noise Terror 7”.

Exit Hippies is one of the most exciting raw punk bands around, carving out a totally unique scene and style of punk that knows no bounds and no fears, making punk music as they see fit, without compromise to style or expectation. Their material here is possibly their most brutal and harsh recordings yet, in the style that they are known and loved for. Absolute shit-fi unlistenable garbage Extreme Noise Terror/Sore Throat worship mixed with lo-fi minimalist acid/house techno. This recording contains some new songs (including a slow mosh jammer that I think if the first slow song they’ve ever written?), some old songs re-recorded (like usual), and all songs that make us grin from ear to ear and feel like life is still worth living.

Lotus Fucker produces their most claustrophobic, paranoid, and anxious material yet in their standard “noise hardcore” style, fueled by sleep deprivation, lack of sunlight, and poor dietary decisions. We will never be defined by others. Noise forever. Features artwork by Izak.

released in 2013
850 copies over 2 pressings
out of print

Holy shit. This record. While I never lost faith, I think everyone else around me eventually acknowledged and accepted that this record would never get released. oh ye Lotus Fuckers of little faith.

Exit Hippies....fuck. One of the best punk bands of all time. One of my favorite bands of all time. A band that changed my life forever. The first time I heard the Exit Hippies/Tantrum split 7", that's when it all hit me, that's when it all clicked. I had all the relevant Gloom/Framtid/Lebenden Toten/Atrocious Madness/Contrast Attitude/Disclose/etc etc records, and I liked them. But I heard Exit Hippies and I was like "raw punk is the best punk there is, it's the most exciting punk there is, it's exactly how I want to express myself and exactly the art that I want to master", and I started Kamikaze Noise a week later. Still, there's very few bands that I think are as exciting, relevant, ambitious, and forward-thinking as Exit Hippies. Truly one of the greatest of all time.

It is a fucking honor to share a record with them, I still whig out about it from time to time because it's just fucking amazing, I am so honored and thankful they asked us to do a split with them, and I have also never given up hope on our many-many-years-discussed Exit Hippies/Lotus Fucker tour.

John wrote all the songs on our side. We almost never played them live for some reason....a shame because "The Scroll Was Blank" and "The Whispering Cat" are fucking great songs....but some of us I think had trouble playing them and were loathe to do it live. I wasn't quite able to capture what I was going for on "My Eyes Bleed", but I tried. This was also the vinyl debut of Baltimore punk boss/legendary hero Tess.

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released February 15, 2015

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