MODS! MODERN MINDS! FITS! HOT NASTIES! Spring 2018 Canadian Punk BUNDLE PRE ORDER

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EASILY THE BEST BET HERE-- GET ALL FOUR OF OUR NEW RELEASES FOR ONE POSTPAID (US) PRICE. Ships in June

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THE MODS - Reactions LP

Among cognoscenti of the era, this Toronto unit are known for one of the great lost singles of early Canadian punk. As great as 1978's 'Step Out Tonight' 45 was, however, there was much more where that came from. Filtering the clear inspiration of mid '60s Who and Kinks through the aggressive delivery of such contemporaries as The Jam and The Clash, The Mods honed their attack into an unstoppable rush, hard-edged but melodic, and began working on a planned major label LP that never did materialise. This new Ugly Pop LP includes the single and highlights of the aborted album session; hyperbole aside, it's an astonishingly good record, and one of the best we'll ever release. New liners and rare pictures inside. LIMITED FIRST PRESS OF 300 ON RED VINYL. (Ugly Pop UP065)

HOT NASTIES - Ballad Of The Social Blemishes EP

Calgary's Hot Nasties came early and disappeared just as quickly, leaving behind a massive 1980 EP that is among my all-time Top Five Canadian punk singles. Forty years after forming, the group reunited to make this four-song EP. First new recordings in 38 years, and legitimately good-- picks up right where they left off. Limited edition of 500 only! (Ugly Pop UP066)

MODERN MINDS - Go LP

This Edmonton outfit formed in January 1979, playing a raw but melodic punk influenced by Buzzcocks and Undertones. Quickly developing a reputation as one of the city's finest underground live groups, they went into the studio to record four tracks, three of which would appear on an excellent 7" EP, 'Theresa's World', in 1980. As was so often the case with tremendous groups of the era, The Modern Minds soon went their separate ways, frontman Moe Berg going on to real commercial success with his next group, The Pursuit Of Happiness. This new Ugly Pop LP collects the original EP and eight more unreleased studio cuts, along with a deluxe gatefold insert featuring photos and new liner notes. LIMITED FIRST PRESS OF 300 ON WHITE VINYL. Go! (Ugly Pop UP065) SHIPS IN JUNE

THE FITS - Bored Of Education EP

As much as I've enjoyed and appreciated the recent surge of interest in, and documentation of, early Toronto punk, there's been one consistent and inexplicable omission that has always bothered me-- this absolutely killer 1979 single from The Fits.' Bored of Education' isn't a historical footnote worthy of attention simply by virtue of its obscurity, either, but is about the best record to come out of the entire '70s Toronto punk scene, other than the first Viletones. It's ridiculous that this monster slab of tough, raw, driving and aggressive hard punk with real hooks has gone largely unnoticed.

Rectifying that, here's an authorised reissue with new insert, limited edition of 500 copies only. (Ugly Pop UP068)