PRE-ORDER We Were Living In Cincinnati 1975-82 comp LP

October 18th, 2019

WE WERE LIVING IN CINCINNATI is the culmination of a long-idealized project from Peter Aaron of the Chrome Cranks, who amassed a large collection of Cincinnati-area records and demo tapes from the 70s & 80s, lots of which have never been comped before, and four of which are presented here on vinyl for the first time anywhere. We all love the incredible music from Ohio’s other more well-known punk spawning grounds, and Ohio is THE Mesopotamia of Punk after all, so it’s our great pleasure to release another lesser-known corner of the state’s rich underground music history for you, and man is it gonna change your mind about Cincinnati!

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check out the previously unreleased track “Sleeping Around” from THE DENTS (1979):


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BACK IN STOCK: I’m Just The Drummer BOOK

August 28th, 2019

Hozac Books is proud to present our third art book, I’m Just The Drummer the Bob Bert artist compendium of photography and interviews, establishing his irreplaceable link between the 1970s No Wave movement and contemporary noise rock. Although Bert’s immediate work is best known drumming in his wide array of musical projects he’s been involved with (such as SONIC YOUTH, PUSSY GALORE, CHROME CRANKS, LYDIA LUNCH, and many more) since the early 1980s, the focus of his book isn’t drum-centric as it is an encapsulation of the artistic world he’s developed within. It’s not a drumming instructional guide, or a critical assessment of how the drummers in bands are treated, but a 200+ page guide through Bob’s musically adventurous life, and what a ride! Starting out with his teenage love of photography and his process of capturing the underground downtown figureheads as well as the emerging unknown No Wave bands, Bob was just as much of an enthusiastic fan of music as he was a fixture in some of the most crucial music of the 1980s, 90s, and beyond. And that’s what’s really important in the long run, as his excitement for music bursts from each page, providing the springboard to his long-running life in bands on the fringe of the mainstream.

HZB-008
200+ pages, paperback
SECOND EDITION of 400 copies
ISBN: 978-0-9963319-7-5

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SHIPPING NOW: Summer 2019 vinyl 3-PACK!

August 3rd, 2019

ORDER SUMMER 2019 3-Pack HERE!!

NEW LPs from TRAMPOLINE TEAM and VELVETEEN RABBIT and the debut 7″ EP from DISCO JUNK!

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Trampoline Team new LP + European Tour

July 6th, 2019

SHIT-HOT second LP coming THIS SUMMER, and don’t miss ’em on tour in Europe in August:

Sun 8/11 Aarhus Denmark
Mon 8/12 Copenhagen @ Mayhem
Tue 8/13 Gothenburg
Wed 8/14 Stockholm @ Vielle Montagne
Thu 8/15 Malmo @ Massingshornet
Fri 8/16 Berlin @ Bei Ruth
Sat 8/17 Leipzig Germany
Sun 8/18 Prague Czech Republic
Mon 8/19 Vienna Austria
Tue 8/20 Zagreb Croatia @ Klub Mocvara
Wed 8/21 Venice Italy
Thu 8/22 Bergamo Italy
Fri 8/23 Bologna Italy @ Freak Show
Sat 8/24 Teramo Italy
Sun 8/25 Naples Italy
Mon 8/26 Mantova Italy
Tue 8/27 Kreuzlingen Switzerland @ Horst
Wed 8/28 Heidelberg Germany @ Schmitthelm
Thu 8/29 Hamburg Germany @ Hafenklang
Fri 8/30 Hamburg Germany
Sat 8/31 Hamburg Germany

SHIPPING NOW: Spring 2019 4-Pack!

May 7th, 2019

JULIAN LEAL

Archival debut Remastered/Expanded LP – 1985 private press Power Pop masterpiece.

NUN

The Dome LP – Melbourne darkwave synth punk

MATT GIMMICK

Detroit Renaissance ’79 Archival 7″ – 1979 DETROIT STOOGES-soaked KBD PUNK

THE ANEMIC BOYFRIENDS

Fake I.D. Archival 7″ – 1980-81 ALASKAN TEEN PUNK SUPREME

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SHIPPING NOW: There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of BIG STAR – BOOK

September 20th, 2018

After FIVE solid years of painstaking research and hard work, Rich Tupica’s epic tome on the deep end of the BIG STAR story is ready.

1st edition now SOLD OUT!
2nd edition shipping NOW!

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THERE WAS A LIGHT is an oral history containing new and archival interviews with those closest to Chris Bell and the Big Star circle: their friends, family, former bandmates—even some fans, exes, classmates and co-workers.

The varied cast of voices, many from the band’s hometown of Memphis, comprises all the members of Big Star, including: Chris Bell, the iconic Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. In the following decades after its 1975 breakup, the obscure group somehow reached and inspired some of rock’s most important bands, including R.E.M., the Replacements, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, Beck, and Wilco.

With Chris Bell at the center of the Big Star universe, this book carefully reveals the production of Big Star’s masterful 1972 debut LP, #1 Record, for Ardent/Stax Records. Despite stellar reviews in music magazines, the record saw abysmal sales. Soon after, toxic personality conflicts and turmoil tore Big Star apart while Bell battled drug abuse and clinical depression.

There Was A Light then delves into Big Star’s second and third albums, while recounting Bell’s second act as a struggling solo musician and devout born-again Christian. During several trips to Europe, he ambitiously recorded songs and pitched to record labels—even crossing paths with Paul McCartney. From this productive era arose Bell’s lone solo album, the posthumously released I Am the Cosmos LP—his swan song and masterpiece.

There Was A Light details the pop culture phenomenon that made Big Star legends and divulges how its staunch fanbase saved the band from obscurity.

SHIPPING NOW: Fall 2018 Archival LP 3-Pack

September 16th, 2018

CHEAP NASTIES

LP – 1977 Perth, Australia (pre-SCIENTISTS/MANIKINS)

BABY GRANDE

LP – 1975-77 Canberra, Australia (pre-THE CHURCH)

VECTOR COMMAND

System 3 LP – 1983-84 SF, CA (post-CRIME)

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ORDER Archival 3-Pack HERE
ORDER Archival 3-Pack HERE

The Sueves European Tour 2018

August 31st, 2018

The Sueves are coming to EUROPE with their new R.I.P. Clearance Event LP to make mincemeat out of you, and to carry their torch of bludgeoning rock’n roll right into your brains. See them at Get Lost Fest in Germany, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, FREAKENDER in England, Scotland, France, and Belgium, DO NOT MISS this crucial Midwest punk band!

SHIPPING NOW: Spring 2018 4Pack!

March 5th, 2018

THE SUEVES R.I.P. Clearance Event LP
RUBY KARINTO s/t debut LP
VELVETEEN RABBIT debut 7″
F.U.K. Road Kill / I Got A Head 7″ (1977 Archival)

ORDER 2018 4-Pack HERE
ORDER 2018 4-Pack HERE
ORDER 2018 4-Pack HERE

Check out the official video for “Fox’s Wedding” by RUBY KARINTO right here:

Check out the official video for “Never Been To The Beach” by THE SUEVES right here:

STREAM a track from the debut RUBY KARINTO LP Here:

STREAM a track from VELVETEEN RABBIT HERE:

STREAM a track from THE SUEVES HERE:

STREAM a track from F.U.K. HERE:

SHIPPING NOW: Madman’s Eye: The Art of Mac Blackout – BOOK

November 28th, 2017

OUT NOW ON HOZAC BOOKS,

More Info & ORDER DETAILS HERE!

HZB-006
1st edition of 300
240 Pages, Full color monograph