Interview with Shanghai’s Round Eye

Experimental Shanghai punk outfit Round Eye are primed to bring their choreographed chaos to Beijing on Sat, Dec 1 in support of their upcoming release, Full Circle

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Wang Wen (惘闻) head to Europe

Autumn: wind-swept earthy scents blown through whipping trees alongside aching nostalgia, images that domestic post-rockers Wang Wen convey exquisitely with their cinematic soundscapes that run emotional relays from melancholy to guarded hope—and back again—multiple times within single songs.

The long-running, DIY-friendly Dalian outfit—they formed in 1999 and have released six full-length records, including this past spring’s critically-acclaimed 0.7—kick off a six-date whirlwind tour through Northern Europe next Tuesday, bringing their gorgeous, seasonal-appropriate sound to crowds in Sweden, Denmark and Belgium in support of Swedish heavyweights pg.lost and Japanese post-rock heroes MONO.

Full schedule below:

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The Fever Machine “La Chupacabra” MV

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Shanghai-based stoner-rock outfit, The Fever Machine, just released this awesomely creepy new MV for their upcoming 7″ La Chupacabra. It’ll be out on Genjing Records on Sat, November 24, so keep your eyes peeled!


German hardcore band Sick Times are bringing 80s-style, old-school punk back to China with 12 shows from Oct 19 to Nov 4! Started in 2007, this Dresden-based power trio have made a name for themselves across Europe with dark, fast hardcore that rejects fashion and macho bullshit in favor of rocking out and having a good time. Join the roving party and check out Sick Times’ beer-fueled bacchanal this fall! Also check back here for information on their upcoming split with local Beijing punks Gum Bleed.

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Gum Bleed on Their Latest European Tour

Though one of the younger bands in Beijing’s burgeoning DIY scene, Gum Bleed have already established themselves as one of China’s most internationally experienced and outward-looking punk bands. Several weeks ago, these industrious street-punks returned from their third European tour, where they played festivals and clubs across four countries. We caught up with lead singer Dee to discuss his favorite cities, foreign festivals and the difficulties of touring abroad.

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Daighila Euro Tour 2012

Our friends from Malaysia, Daighila, are headed out on a full European tour this October to spread their unique brand of torrential post-hardcore. If they’re in your area, go out and show them your support! Full dates below, and check out their split with Fanzui Xiangfa here.

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Next Year’s Love Release Show

Come catch Shanghai all-girl post-punkers Next Year’s Love at their vinyl release show this Saturday! A co-release between Shanghai’s Uptown Records and yours truly, their new 7” offers up two raw and dirty cuts of dark ‘80s synth goodness. Catch them Friday in Shanghai at the new 390 Panyu Lu, Shanghai’s raucous new gay bar and Saturday in Beijing at XP. Both shows are 50 RMB entrance and include a free copy of the new 7”.

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Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now

Pre-sale tickets are now available for 60 RMB at 2Kolegas, XP and on-line from our Taobao store. Buy your tickets today for this historic show!

Banbian Pengke

Genjing Records is proud to be working together with Dave O’Dell, a founding member of Beijing’s punk scene and author of the memoir “Inseparable,” to present BanBian Pengke – a daylong festival and charity auction celebrating Beijing’s punk forefathers. Check the details below and see you at the show!

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Gum Bleed European Tour 2012

Beijing punks Gum Bleed leave for their European tour today! Check ‘em out, and pick up a copy of the double-seven inch we put out for them with Flyx (China), Cheap Stuff (Germany) and RKS (Germany).

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