Phylums – Phylum Phyloid LP Out Now! 1st 200 On Green Vinyl, Mailorder Only!

Radioactivity – Silent Kill Out Now!


It’s finally out! Radioactivity – Silent Kill LP/CD’s are available right now!


First 500 are on clear vinyl and are available only at (or at our record shop, for you Portlanders!)


Order your copy now!


Free shipping with $35 order (US customers only, sorry), 1000’s of other titles available in our distro! All copies come with download coupon!


Stream the entire LP here:


Seems pretty safe to assume that almost no one doubted Radioactivity’s ability to follow up their 2013 Dirtnap debut with something equally stunning. Frontman and chief songwriter Jeff Burke (The Marked Men, The Reds, The Potential Johns) has certainly done more than enough to earn that kind of expectation and pressure. But Silent Kill, which finds Burke backed by Marked Men compatriot Mark Ryan and two-thirds of Bad Sports (Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford), does more than merely match the virtues of its self-titled predecessor.

Radioactivity’s first LP was rightly hailed as a sort of sequel to The Marked Men’s remarkable run through the first decade of the millennium, and while Silent Kill bears the unmistakable hallmarks of that band’s tightly wound “Denton sound,” Radioactivity can now lay claim to a sonic territory of their very own. Burke’s distinctive hooks dig as deep as ever, but the scope of his vision has expanded, and now that the Burke/Ryan/Fried/Rutherford all-star team has had some time to cohere, Radioactivity can do all sorts of damage in less than thirty minutes.

Although the twelve songs on Silent Kill abide one strict rule–providing garage punk pleasure at all costs–Radioactivity bend that mandate in myriad ways. Breathless ragers like “Battered” and “No Alarm” are as fleet and raw as anything in the combined canon of Radioactivity’s members, while mid-tempo heartbreakers “Way Out,” “Connection” and “Where I Come From” find Burke and company opening up their sound to let in a little tenderness. And then there are songs like “Not Here” or “With You,” which enact perfect unions of melody and kinetic energy.

Admirers of Burke’s legacy will be not only satisfied, but pleasantly surprised.


Track List:

1. Battered
2. Stripped Away
3. Not Here
4. Way Out
5. Silent Kill
6. No Connection
7. I Know
8. No Alarm
9. Where I Come From
10. Silent
11. With You
12. Pretty Girl

Nervosas Tour Dates


6/24 Bloomington, IN @ Madison Square Garden
6/25 Chicago, IL @ Burlington (w/ Red Dons, Mac Blackout Band, Daylight Robbery)
6/26 Milwaukee, WI @ Bremen Cafe
6/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Pork Haus (w/ Brain Tumors, Junkbomb, Chuckleheads)
6/28 Minot, ND @ Blue Rider
6/29 Missoula, MT @ The ZACC
6/30 Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar
7/1 Seattle, WA @ Narwhal
7/2 Vancouver, BC @ Railway Club (w/ Aging Youth Gang, Flagpolers)
7/3 Olympia, WA @ Flophouse7/4 Portland, OR @ Green Noise Records (w/ The Stops)
7/4 Portland, OR @ Blackwater (w/ Vivid Sekt)
7/5 Oakland @ House Show (w/ Birthday Girl, Freak Vibe)
7/6 Santa Rosa @ TBA (w/ Audacity, Useless Eaters, Vial, Together Pangea)
7/7 Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records
7/8 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern (w/ Street Eaters, Silent Era)
7/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar
7/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Dog Haus (w/ Generacion Suicida, War Path, Benny and the Roids)
7/12 Fullerton,CA @ The Continental (w/ White Murder)
7/13 Las Vegas, NV @ Womb Room with Good Grief
7/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
7/15 Denver, CO @TBA
7/16 Omaha, NB @ TBA
7/17 Kansas City, MO @ FOKL (w/ Nature Boys, Red Kate, Polish Gift, Horace Grant)
7/18 St. Louis, MO @ Bad to the Boner Zoner (w/ Veil ?)

Radioactivity – Pretty Girl Mp3


Radioactivity – Pretty Girl Mp3 debuts at AdHoc

Record is scheduled to come out June 30th, although with the now inevitable production delays, it might come out slightly later. (more details as we get them) Just a reminder, Dirtnap Records does not do preorders.

The Splits – II Out Now!


Hello – just a quick note to let you know that Helsinki, Finland’s The Splits have a new LP out on Dirtnap! The first 200 are on GOLD vinyl, and are only available via mailorder. (or at our shop, for you Portlanders!)


Order your copy nowat! Free shipping with $35 order (US customers only, sorry), 1000’s of other titles available in our distro! All copies come with download coupon!


Stream the entire LP here:


The Splits came together in Helsinki, Finland in Fall of 2010. Originally consisting of Helena (guitar/vox), Maiju (bass), Kiti (guitar/vox) and Aiju (drums), The Splits were the first band that any of them had played in.


After recording what were originally intended to be demos, a friend of theirs sent the recordings, (without the band’s knowledge) to Germany’s iconic P Trash Records. P Trash offered to put out an LP on the spot (and local Finnish label Airiston Punk Levyt a 7”), without the band having played so much as a single show. Shortly after the album’s release, the recordings also came to the attention of Dirtnap Records, who promptly flipped out, began helping to distribute the album in the USA, and told the band to get in touch once they recorded more stuff. A couple of tours of Europe/UK followed, one of which with like-minded English band The Love Triangle. (You should check them out if you haven’t already, they’re awesome!)


Things took a downturn in 2013, though. Multiple breakups left most of the band heartbroken and homeless. Original drummer Aiju departed to have a baby, to be replaced by current drummer Jussi, who acted as the producer on their 1st LP and 7”. The band was committed to re-building, however, and it was during that tumultuous period that what became this, their 2nd album, was born.


This dark era in the band member’s personal lives is captured perfectly in the music and lyrics, sometimes quite directly.


The Splits and their new LP defy easy classification. They are the kind of band that can be well received at hardcore fests, and then turn around and go on tour with garagepunk bands. There are definite dark undertones and a slight post-punk influence to their music and lyrics, but this is still far more aggressive and stripped down than the sounds of the currently fashionable goth-revival thing.


The band lists some of their favorites as Poison Idea, Testors, Dead Moon, Pagans, Wipers, Marked Men, and Varuas, all of which make sense after listening to the album. (They also want you to know that they like beer, hamburgers, cats, and bicycles, which proves they are good people!) Think of the dark, driving sounds of the bands born of American Pacific Northwest winters, mixed with the trashy rock n’ roll sensibilities of Memphis, along with an abiding love of obscure 70’s punk.


At a relatively concise 9-songs, II captures an effective snapshot of a specific time and place, and a mish-mash of different influences coming together to create a haunting, memorable album. We would be very surprised if this is the last we hear from The Splits.


Track List:


1. Rotten Me

2. Two Faces

3. No Time

4. I Know

5. End Is Near

6. Melody

7. Death Song

8. You Don’t Get My Love

9. On The 6th

Nervosas Join Dirtnap

Nervosas Pic

We here at Dirtnap Records are excited to announce the addition of Ohio dark-punks Nervosas to our roster of bands. Their s/t Dirtnap debut (following their also-s/t LP on Let’s Pretend Records) will be out in early June, followed by lots of touring.

Listen to their earlier releases here: