DAS KLOWN is now a new band on Take the city records

Posted on July 9th, 2024

Yes, the iconic and irreverent punk band from the 90´s, DAS KLOWN are back and they are part of the Take the city roster. More news about to come!

DAS KLOWN, formed in North Hollywood, California in 1989, is one of the noteworthy hardcore bands to come out of Southern California. Growing up as a punk rocker in the late 70’s in Long Beach, lead singer A.J. Ransdell was heavily influenced by both U.K. and U.S. punk bands throughout the ages. Wanting to help keep the scene alive at the end of the 80’s, Das Klown was created. Their sound combines melodic, heavy guitar riffs, powerful drumming and abrasive vocals. Its chaotic, roller coaster ride of sound and its lyrics—which are based on real-life struggles—are a natural fit. The band promptly gained a reputation, going against the grain with their brutally honest "in your face" stage presence. They quickly gained momentum, releasing several records and embarking on a number of U.S. tours, often accompanying bands like THE DICKIES and FEAR. Eventually touring over seas in 99’, DAS KLOWN gained a strong European fanbase. After taking a 23 year hiatus, they are back playing shows and planning to release a new album in 2024.

THE HUMPERS first 2 records published in the USA re issue, this is a special edition on vinyl

Posted on June 22nd, 2024

First time ever of the first two records of THE HUMPERS released in the US with Sympathy For The Record Industry.

THE HUMPERS shouldn´t need presentation but for those who don´t know them, they recorded some of the finest punk rock and roll albums of the 90´s, with labels such as Sympathy for the record Industry and Epitaph.

“Positively Sick on 4th St” was originally released in 1993 on Sympathy For The Record Industry, now back on vinyl totally remastered with bonus tracks

“Journey to the Centre of Your Wallet” was originally released in 1994 only on CD, now it´s remastered with new and incredibly artwork by Mario Riviere, and of course, it has bonus tracks too. This is a co-release with the friend labels Ghost Highway and Beat Generation.


New Band On Take The city!

Posted on June 13th, 2024

This time is the duo from Oz, NASTY PARTY, they play punk rock, power pop and new wave and have one of the best singles collection since BUZZCOCKS´s “ Singles Going Steady”.

We are releasing a Lp containing all their songs to date, with some special artwork. Stay tuned!

New release, THE SQUIRT from Switzerland!

Posted on May 31st, 2024

There is a new release, this time is the re issue of the only LP by the hardcore punk band from the early 80´s, THE SQUIRT.

This edition is remastered from the original master tapes of this overlooked gem: a long out of print Euro Hardcore classic made in Switzerland that needs to be heard to be believed. With strong sonic ties to the best american Hardcore (think BLACK FLAG and early SST and TOUCH & GO BANDS) it still sounds as fresh, powerful and aggressive as when it was originally recorded in 1983! 15 tracks of pure unaltered anger and frustration. Includes a bonus track not included on the original vinyl version and a fold out insert with lyrics and an interview with the band.