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we are beyond excited to be releasing Spew's debut EP, Only The Worst this friday. the album premiered via the truly wonderful Dan G at Post-Trash. an excerpt:

Blending elements of post-hardcore, math rock, skate metal, and noise punk to their own spastic whim, Spew's debut is unrelenting and thoroughly abrasive. Built on dizzying menace ("Bad Egg") and jagged opposition ("No Reference Cartoon"), the duo's technical ability is unquestionably phenomenal but it's their destructive spirit that really shines in only the worst of ways. Devastation you can get behind.

stream the EP here:

and read the rest of the review here: http://post-trash.com/news/2017/2/7/spew-only-the-...


Posted on February 9th, 2017
welcoming Double Grave to the family + new song

we're extremely happy to welcome Minneapolis' Double Grave (fka Ego Death) to the sad cactus family. their blend of harmonic, yet scuzzy rock is truly engaging, at once visceral and cathartic. their new song "New Year's Day" off of the upcoming New Year's Daydream premiered on Post Trash, and can be heard below. keep your eyes peeled for more news and the record pre-order!


The full piece, courtesy of Dan Goldin, can be read here: http://post-trash.com/news/2017/1/4/double-grave-n....

Posted on January 11th, 2017
2016 is nearly, thankfully over, but there were some incredible tunes


hello -- like everyone else, we feel that the end of the year is a goood time to look back and see how blessed with good tunes we've been, and for an otherwise immensely shit year, we've been unbelievably lucky to get to work with the people we did this year.

this year gave us everything from SUPERTEEN and Vishnu Basement (the bands who comprised our first two releases ever in way back in 2014!) to the chance to finally work with old friends Quarrels, Off Drugs, and Ideal Husband, to an absolutely jaw dropping group of new friends and unbelievable musicians in Abi Reimold, Rita Fishbone, BIG FRED, darkturn, Fern Mayo, floral print, and (rip) Fake Boyfriend.

you can find all of these albums digitally and physically here: http://www.sadcact.us/releases

thank you to everyone who bought a tape, or streamed a song.

see you in 2017!

Posted on December 20th, 2016
Fern Mayo EP "Hex Signs" on cassette out now + new video

We're extraordinarily excited to announce that we're issuing Fern Mayo's EP Hex Signs on a physical format for the first time! Hex Signs is a continuation of the incredible debut Katie Capri and Fern Mayo released back in October of 2015, and one of the best records to have been made this year, and the cassette features a new song "SS Ari" exclusive to the physical release. The Hex Signs cassette comes out today, alongside a new video for "New Ketamine" that premiered on The Le Sigh.

"Katie Capri’s songwriting carries the intimacy and openness of an emotionally packed vignette, allowing the listener into the scribbled margins of her diary. . . Capri conjures power within every line she speaks. Her soft chants build into an anthemic roar as she sings, “What would you do different / If you knew you wouldn’t get everything they promised / If you just stay stay still a bit longer.” - Abbie Jones (for The Le Sigh)

The cassette is available at any live shows and here: http://www.sadcact.us/products/582672-pre-%20order...

You can see the video and read the full piece here: http://www.thelesigh.com/2016/12/premiere-fern-may...

Fern Mayo's Upcoming Tour Dates:

December 10 @ All Nite Diner, Philadelphia *

December 14 @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn ~Tape Release Show~

January 5 @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn

January 11 Montclair, NJ @ tbd ^

January 12 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong ^

January 13 Philadelphia @ All Nite Diner ^

January 14 tbd

January 15 Albany, NY @ Relief Theater ^

January 16 Burlington, VT @ Monkey House ^

January 17 Northampton, MA @ Flywheel ^

January 18 Boston @ Middle East Upstairs ^

January 19 Brooklyn @ Silent Barn ^

*solo

^ with Human People

Posted on December 9th, 2016
Abi Reimold named one of Stereogum's "40 Best New Bands of 2016"

Abi Reimold was named one of Stereogum's "40 Best New Bands of 2016," for her incredible first full length record Wriggling. Gabriella Claymore (of Stereogum) says of Abi:

"The first thing you notice when you listen to Abi Reimold’s debut full-length, Wriggling, is her voice. It starts in lilting falsetto and sinks to a low and grating rasp the moment Reimold’s songs start to sound too pretty. Wriggling is a rock n’ roll tempest, a series of songs about growing up and fucking up and seeking something undefined. It’s a humbly-produced album that proves Reimold has the potential to grow into something much, much bigger."

We agree on every front, and could not be happier to have worked on Wriggling with Abi. You can stream the album on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, or wherever else music is found.

You can see the full (amazing!) list of artist here: "Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands of 2016"

Posted on November 1st, 2016