If you live in Beijing you’re bound to notice the ever present tags from local graffiti artist ZATO. Now, one has even appeared on the sleeve of our latest release! As spotted and reported by Josh Feola for RADII (take a close look at the little dragon).
The cover art for the forthcoming Die! Die! Die! / Birdstriking split 7″ was done by local concert promoter and illustrator Krish Raghav. Krish worked to incorporate several subtle references to Beijing life in his design, see if you can spot them all!
Die! Die! Die! are back again for a fall China tour. This time in conjunction with the release of a split 7″ with local indie rockers Birdstriking. The two bands will perform together for their Beijing release show with up and comers Backspace, definitely a show not to miss!
There couldn’t be a better pairing that this! New Zealand noise-pop punks Die! Die! Die! meet China space rockers Birdstriking on this new 7″ slab. The two bands have been working together a lot recently, Die! Die! Die! helping Birdstriking in New Zealand and Birdstriking returning the favor back in the Middle Kingdom. And it makes sense as they are two of the hardest working bands we can think of. Now they’re commemorating their freindship on wax. Come out September 8 to YUE Space in Beijing to see both bands play and pick up a copy, or head on over to our store and order yours while they last!
Canadian hardcore-punk legends D.O.A. are returning to China in support of their new split 7″ release with The Diders. Although relatively brief, their five China dates are part of a larger Asia tour including shows in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Bangkok. They’re joined on stage in Beijing by Genjing’s own Struggle Session, a band who knows how to have a good time. Fascists beware! For everyone else, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
We couldn’t be more psyched about this release! Canadian punk legends, and the originators of the term “hardcore”, D.O.A. are splitting a slab of wax opposite Beijing’s own fastcore heroes The Diders, and it sounds great! D.O.A. offer up two cuts of their classic sound including the single “Not Gonna Take Your Crap No More” off their new album “Hard Rain Falling”. On the flipside, the Diders blow through with three new recordings capturing them at their sonic best. The vinyl is out in time for D.O.A.’s China tour, pick it up at the shows or grab your copy here!
Beijing-based, self-proclaimed “brutally fun fastcore” act, Struggle Session, are storming the Iberian peninsula with a string of shows on both sides of the Gibraltar Strait. They have been winning fans across China with their intense sound and wild performances, often involving wardrobe changes and failures. Check out some of their live videos here and, if you’re in Southern Spain, don’t sleep on these shows!
The tour promotes their new split 12″ release with Guangzhou punks Die!ChiwawaDie! Each band takes a side, throwing down raw hardcore-punk, on beautiful splatter vinyl. Be sure to check it out on-line and grab your copy here.
We’re super excited to announce the release of our new split 12″ between Guangzhou’s Die!ChiwawaDie! and Beijing’s Struggle Session! This record brings together two of China’s most exciting DIY hardcore acts on one piece of wax. Die!ChiwawaDie! open with 13 tracks of raw emotive punkrock, thrashing the stage while proclaiming that they “will never be a hardcore band.” On the flip side, Struggle Session tear through 8 scorchers blending grindcore, deathcore, and 80’s hardcore-punk into a brutal shot of unique modern fastcore. Co-released with Guangzhou’s QiiSnacks Records, this split represents the forfront of China’s DIY underground. Check it out online and pick up your copy today.
We’re excited to announce the release of our new 12″ and proud that it’s already appeared on Pirate Press’ Record of the Week blog! The record is a split between two of China’s most exciting new DIY acts: Guangzhou’s Die!ChiwawaDie! and Beijing’s Struggle Session. The release is planned for this Friday, but, since the preverbal cat is already out of the bag we thought a sneak-peak was in order.
In March of 2015, we organized a China tour for legendary Melbourne synth punk band Primitive Calculators. They performed eight shows across five cities with notable local acts such as Birdstriking, Snapline, AV Okubo, and Torturing Nurse. If fact, the tour was in conjunction with the release of a Genjing 7″ split between Primitive Calculators and Torturing Nurse. Remember that one? It was a scorcher!
The whole idea for the tour came about while discussing the Melbourne scene of the late ’70s, specifically the Little Bands, spearheaded by Stuart Grant and the Primitive Calculators, and comparing it with Beijing’s Zoomin’ Night scene of the mid-00s, masterminded by Zhu Wenbo. We wanted to bring these two luminaries together and see what sort of magic would ensue. The new documentary Which Way Is China? tells the story of that tour, the meeting of two scenes thirty years apart, and a struggle to come to grips with just what is happening with modern China. The whole documentary is currently available to stream on YouTube, drop whatever you’re doing now and go check it out!
Yang Haisong wears many hats. For starters, he’s played on more Genjing releases than any other artist, performing in Dear Eloise, After Argument, and Alpine Decline. His connection to Genjing doesn’t stop there as he’s recorded and produced many of the releases in our catalog: The Fallacy, The Fuzz, The Yours, Alpine Decline, Carsick Cars, Low Bow, The Diders… the list goes on. He’s also the one who gave the label its name! This is all on top of running the Beijing label Maybe Mars and fronting his own band, the seminal P.K.14! Haisong has recently been profiled by Bandcamp Daily highlighting some of his work. It’s a good read written by our friend Josh Feola. Check it out!