Tuesday, December 25, 2012

KNIFE MANUAL



WE HAVE NEW SHIRTS THEY LOOK LIKE THIS

ALSO GOT A NEW SITE. YOU CAN ORDER SHIRTS AND LISTEN TO THINGS HERE.




Sunday, November 18, 2012

DUMP ON THE CHUMP

SACRED HANDS 7" IS OUT NOW AND AVAILABLE AT INIMICAL RECORDS.

"One time press limited to 372 copies.

Two songs from the same recording session as the recent Deranged debut EP "Hollowed". One is a melodic hardcore song that has become their signature, featuring equal parts Husker Du, Replacements and the Wipers. The B side gets much darker, exploring their post punk side, Criminal Code's take on Bauhaus meets My Bloody Valentine. Two outstanding new songs from a band that is always pushing forward."



WE NO LONGER HAVE COPIES OF HOLLOWED ORDER FROM DERANGED.

"Having recently signed with Deranged and planning an LP for early next year, Tacoma post-punk titans Criminal Code have returned with a quick 7-inch platter.

The three-song effort continues to explore the band's penchant for gristly guitars, shouted vocals and well-written songs. If the Wipers or the Replacements were more firmly rooted in the current DIY hardcore scene, they might sound something like this."



GOT SOME SHOWS IN THE BAY COMING UP. KEEP YOUR EARS PEELED.


RELEASES//UP NEXT:

IRON LUNG MIXTAPE II

SPLIT 7" WITH BIG CRUX 
(AN UNRELEASED TRACK FROM THE SAME SESSION AS HOLLOWED/SACRED HANDS)

7" EP (CUT THE CHORD THAT...RECORDS)
(THESE SONGS WILL BE SHORTER,FASTER AND MORE HA-CORE. YA DIG?)

NO DEVICE LP (DERANGED RECORDS)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CROWS LUNG

HOLLOWED 7" IS OFFICIALLY OUT AND READY TO ORDER HERE.


SACRED HANDS 7" SINGLE WILL BE OUT NEXT WEEK ON INIMICAL. WE WILL HOPEFULLY HAVE A FEW FOR  THE TWO SHOWS BOOKED IN OCTOBER.



FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH: SEATTLE, WA (FUNHOUSE) CROWS WEDDING SHOW W/SKARP. DEFFECT DEFFECT.  BI-MARKS

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH: PORTLAND, OR (BLACK WATER RECORDS)
W/THE PROCESS. IRON LUNG. FUNERAL PARADE



WE STILL HAVE SOME OF THE HOLLOWED 7" TOO. YOU CAN GRAB THEM AT THE SHOWS ABOVE...THEY MIGHT BE OUR LAST SHOWS FOR THE YEAR.






Monday, July 16, 2012

AUGUST SHOWS

WE WILL HAVE SOME RECORDS OUT VERY SOON:

CRIMINAL CODE - HOLLOWED 7" EP (DERANGED RECORDS) 
TEST PRESS APPROVED.

CRIMINAL CODE - SACRED HANDS 7" SINGLE (INIMICAL RECORDS) 
OUT SEPTEMBER. 

IRON LUNG MIXTAPE II 
(RECORDED. WAITING ON EVERYONE ELSE)

CRIMINAL CODE/ BIG CRUX SPLIT 7" 
(OUR SIDE RECORDED.WAITING ON EVERYTHING ELSE)
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AUGUST SHOWS:













MON. AUGUST 20TH (VANCOUVER BC) @ ALF HOUSE W/ SYSTEMATIK. SPECTRES




FRI. AUGUST 24TH (SEATTLE) W/ BIG EYES. BIG CRUX






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RECORDING FOR OUR LP "NO DEVICE" ON DERANGED RECORDS, AND ANOTHER 7INCH THIS WINTER. THE 7INCH SINGLE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR OUR EUROPEAN TOUR IN SUMMER OF 2013.






Wednesday, June 6, 2012

REVIEWS

COLD THOUGHT REVIEWS:

MRR #350

"Criminal Code has crafted a hardcore record that is equally interested with cultivating gloomy tension as it is with absolutely obliterating listeners. It’s not a dynamic record. The vocals are consistently shouted, the drums lurch and wallop in the middle of choruses and the guitar is severely blown out but discernable in the mix. The group has succeeded in conveying dark tones without compromising any of their fury. The drums are particularly effective, as the percussion is relentlessly busy and hardly repeats it’s self, but it doesn’t appear to be the result of a showy attitude. Likewise, the guitar alternates between neurotic, dark leads and fierce riffs without detracting from other musical qualities. Interestingly, their morose tones don’t seem contrived, as one might expect considering the rising popularity of goth-influenced punk bands, their aesthetic is natural, unpretentious and all the more effective because of it. This is brooding depressive hardcore of the finest order"


AV CLUB:

"Olympia’s never been short a great scene, either—and one of its latest exports, Criminal Code, has dropped a warhead in the form of Cold Thought. With hints of early Hüsker Dü and Articles Of Faith’s more melodic excursions, the album saws off its own jagged edges—the result is a blurry, chiming, fuzz-drenched onslaught of impassioned, mid-tempo anthems that mark the boundary of where hardcore and the artier end of punk collided in the mid-’80s. It’s an undermined pocket of the punk canon, and Criminal Code makes it feel so fresh, it may as well have helped invent it.



COLLECTIVE ZINE UK:

"Criminal Code like their treble. At least I think that's the right term, I don't know nuffink about this music business, hence my propensity for garbage reviews where I just write “hey, this is great!” or “hey, this is fucking shit!”. Anyway, Criminal Code play hardcore punk that very much relies on treble. This gives them a somewhat 1980s sound, and bizarrely, to my ears at least, makes them sound a bit like Revolution Summer-esque obscuremos such as After Words, but faster. Or just early Husker Du. All seven songs on here stretch their legs and hit a straight ahead rhythm, and by golly does it conjure up quite the sound. Clearly there are killer melodies strewn throughout these songs, but in the way that something like Torches to Rome is “melodic”, you know? It's all buried under fuzz and fury. And bar the drawn out noisy introduction to b-side opener, the belligerent “Specimen”, Criminal Code tend to just set the bulldozer in gear and leap from the cab."



DUSTED MAGAZINE:

"Like the healthy toddler assigned lifelong “living miracle” status by virtue of being born with knotted intestines or a kidney lodged in its sinus cavity, Criminal Code are an amazing band blazing forward in defiance of their musical DNA. It’s true that the stylistic attack by way of cherry-picked forefathers that defines Criminal Code would be some high-mileage, acutely-exhausted tedium in lesser hands, but it should be noted that “in lesser hands” happens to be the only place to currently find these building blocks; sonic vanilla worn smooth by years of HoZaC/Termbo herd-mentality and the paint-by-numbers thievery that some incorrectly see as “influence”. Influence is impossible when the historical shopping spree is limited to a picked-over end-cap with the same five or six touchstones to choose from. That isn’t influence; it’s playing by a set of rules no one has had the motivation to challenge.

But Criminal Code have grabbed a huge chunk of Screamers and filled in the gaps with what sounds like a hardcore past and an immersion in Jay Reatard’s Blood Visions. If I still need to spell it out for you, I will: under normal circumstances, the musical affair that calls for a profound Screamers angle to be in bed with attempted yet tragically-fumbled golden-moment Reatard … well, this grand idea could be face down in the highway median, engulfed in flames while being sodomized by a yeti, and my foot wouldn’t so much as hover over the brake pedal. And that goes for each and every band that still rides this terminally-flogged horse … EXCEPT Criminal Code.

Oh, I forgot to mention the Metal Circus-perfect Mould guitar sound achieved on this EP, which was unfair of me due to its relative scarcity compared to how the aforementioned attributes are scattered across the shitscape we continue to romanticize as some form of underground. This greases the gears to push the reality of Cold Thought right up in our ears: Criminal Code have released a 7” and an EP that both belong in the upper echelon of all things rock, and they did it with broken tools and an engine that, 99.9% of the time, fails to turn over. This small record of bursting energy and huge hooks is as great as it gets, and Criminal Code have spewed a great deal of integrity, unknowingly of course, by remaining in an aesthetic/sonic ghetto that needs an ass-load of help. Recommended. Highly. "

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TOAST





CHEERS TO A GOOD TOUR. THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE: IAN//WHITE WARDS. FELIX REYES. DARYL JOHNSON. JIMPSON. MIKE CROW. COLLIN STRANGE. SOCIETY NURSE. GRIMACE. ADAM//VACANT STATE. BIG PURP. SPECTRES. SEVE//AUTISTIC YOUTH. ROBERT//THE KNOW. THE GEOLOGIST WHO SECRETLY GOT ME DRUNK AT 6AM. STAN WRIGHT//ARCTIC FLOWERS. ICY MIKE. JESS FROM AVON LADIES. MARK BEEF. THE DINGERS. JON GLUE. CHAD FROM SAN DIEGO. LEE//BURGER RECORDS. JON//BAD ANTICS. COLE. THE GARDEN. PERMANENT RECORDS. BLOOD BUDDIES. DARYL GUSSIN. THE INDOORS. CLARK//HOLLAND PROJECT. LIZ DOTTS. RAINBOW PERSON. MAXIMUM ROCKANDROLL. MAX AND JAKE FROM HUNTING PARTY. DAHLIA. DAN GOETZ. COLLEEN. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

COLD THOUGHT 12"EP

COLD THOUGHT 12"EP IS NOW OUT. ORDER FROM INIMICAL RECORDS. HERE 

WE WILL HAVE SOME COPIES FOR TOUR.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE THIS SHIRT. 

FEEDING'S GOT THE 10 1/2.

Monday, February 13, 2012

TOUR pt.2

HERE ARE TOUR DATES SO FAR. INFO WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY. KEEP CHECKING. WE WILL BE PLAYING THE BAY SHOWs WITH JAWSH'S OTHER BAND, THEE INDOORS. 


Tues. April 24th: Tacoma, WA @ The Den w/Autistic Youth. Youth Avoiders. Acid Fast. Snak Pak (early show 6pm)
Wed. April 25th: Vancouver BC @ Zoo Zhop w/Vacant State. Spectres. Grimace
Thurs. April 26th: Seattle, WA @ Nut Hut w/Society Nurse. Bone Sickness. Deathbox
Fri. April 27th: TBA
Sat. April 28th: Boise, ID @ Venue w/HOD. Downsided. Sidetracked. more.
Sun. April 29th: Drive me to the park
Mon. April 30h: Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo Taco w/TBA
Tues May 1st: Phoenix, AZ @ Inner City Youth Center w/Tragedy. Avon Ladies +more
Wed. May 2nd:Tucson, AZ @ The District w/ Pop Gestapo
Thurs May 3rd: San Diego, CA @ Bar Eleven w/The Phantoms
Fri May 4th: Fullerton, CA @ Dude's w/ White Night. Bad Antics
Sat. May 5th: Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records w/Blood Buddies.
Sun. May 6th: Ventura, CA @ Billy O's w/Horse Marriage. Dirtworm
Mon. May 7th: Fresno, CA @ Pink Teeth w/ Gorilla Stomp. Beat Red.
Tues. May 8th: Reno, NV @ Holland Project w/ Negative Standards. Fathoms
Wed. May 9th: Reno, NV @ Ground Zero w/Thee Indoors. Spitting Image
Thurs. May 10th: Sacramento, CA @ Boiz Barn w/Thee Indoors. Rainbow Person
Fri. May 11th: Oakland, CA @ Dan's Room w/Thee Indoors. Synthetic ID. Crimson Scarlet. No Babies.
Sat. May 12th: San Francisco, CA @ 630 House w/Thee Indoors. Hunting Party. Wild Moth. Heist
Sun. May 13th: Redding, CA @ TBA w/Drug Culture. Stress Relief
Mon. May 14th:Record @ Buzz Or Howl
Tues. May 15th: Record @ Buzz Or Howl
Wed. May 16th:Portland, OR @ THE KNOW w/Arctic Flowers. Freedom Club. Happy Noose

Saturday, February 4, 2012

NEON//EYES

NEXT SHOWS. 



SUN.FEB 26TH @ FIFTH DIMENSION (TAC) W/ NEON PISS. HYSTERICS
8PM $5






THEN WE WILL BE PLAYING SOME WASHINGTON SHOWS WITH OUR FRIENDS BIG EYES.

FRI. MAR. 2ND @ TBA (BHAM)  W/BIG EYES

SAT. MAR. 3RD @  RAT & RAVEN (SEA) W/BIG EYES. POLICE TEETH. DON PEYOTE  (EARLY SHOW ALL AGES SHOW. 4PM)

SUN. MAR.4TH @ LE VOYEUR (OLY) W/BIG EYES. HAPPY NOOSE. (ALL AGES 7PM)

FRI. MAR. 9TH @ TOP OF TACOMA (TAC) W/BIG EYES. SISISI (21+)







WE WILL BE ON TOUR LATE APRIL - MAY.  RECORDS ARE ALMOST DONE. DATES WILL BE POSTED VERY SOON.




Saturday, January 21, 2012

COLD THOUGHT 12"EP

COLD THOUGHT 12"EP WILL BE OUT VERY SOON. INIMICAL RECORDS WILL BE PUTTING IT OUT. IT IS GETTING MASTERED AND PRESSED RIGHT NOW.


HERE IS THE ARTWORK. BY FEEDING.


HERE IS TWO SONGS.











Wednesday, January 11, 2012

JIMPSON

"Danny Glover's here at our lab. Just heard his voice coming through the wall. Hilarious. He's lookin pretty old. It'd be a great Dad Core cover. Maybe call it I'M GETTING TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT" -Jim Crux