Philadelphia, PA noise rock quartet Ladder Devils make their long awaited return with Clean Hands, the first proper full-length for the band. Featuring former members of hardcore heroes The Minor Times, the group previously released a series of EPs and splits with Helms Alee, Kowloon Walled City and Fight Amp, leading up to the recording of this album. Now with tighter songwriting and cleaner production, the band mix the punk urgency of Nirvana with the sonic experimentation of The Pixies to create a sound that is all their own. Fans of post-hardcore, noise rock, grunge and loud indie rock will surely embrace the rattling sounds of Ladder Devils.
Clean Hands was recorded at Gradwell House Studios in Haddon Heights, NJ by Steve Poponi (Fight Amp) in the winter of 2013/2014 and will see it’s release on November 4th on LP/Digital. The LP is limited to 300 copies on white vinyl and includes an 11″ x 11″ insert. The vinyl is available for pre-order HERE while the digital edition can be pre-ordered HERE.
The second part of Brutal Panda Records 2013 7″ split series features brand new tracks from Tacoma, WA rockers HELMS ALEE and Philadelphia noisey grunge rockers LADDER DEVILS. The 7″ is limited to 500 copies (100 pink / 400 black) and features artwork from Nat Damm (Torche, The Jesus Lizard, Akimbo). The record is available here. Additionally, Pitchfork is currently streaming Helms Alee’s side of the split, “Not Dot” here.
**Please note that this series is sold out but each title will be avaiable for individual order** Brutal Panda Records is proud to announce their first ever vinyl subscription series. The label will be releasing four split 7″s every couple of months throughout 2013 and featuring Black Tusk, Fight Amp, Kowloon Walled City, Helms Alee, Ladder Devils, Rabbits, Whores and Batillus. The series is kicking off with a new repress of the long out of print Black Tusk / Fight Amp split featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley. Each additional split will contain brand new and exclusive tracks from the aforementioned bands with details on the second title to be released shortly.
The series will be limited to 100 subscribers who will receive a special vinyl color for each release in addition to the chance at winning a test press of one of the titles. The subscription is currently available for purchase at this location while the Black Tusk / Fight Amp split is available for order here with the Fight Amp side streaming here.