Out of hibernation for 2017...

RRHQ went into a little bit of a deep sleep in 2016, but we are back with the first two of many new releases slated for this year.

SOREX - Portrait of a Prisoner LP

Hailing from Redondo Beach, California, Sorex released just a single 7” EP – three tracks of no-fi, snotty-yet-abrasive beach hardcore – in a 200-copy micro pressing in 1985, and played a scant dozen or so shows up and down the California coast before fading into hardcore record collector obscurity.

Radio Raheem’s crack team of hardcore archaeologists have since managed to rescue Sorex’s elusive EP from the collector ghetto and tack on 17 additional tracks, culled from the band’s 1984 demo tape and sessions for a never- released 1985 LP, all accompanied by a 16-page, full-color booklet full of rare photos, flyers and ephemera. Limited to 500 copies.

SMART DADS - Bummer Summer LP

In our humble opinion, San Antonio, Texas’ the Smart Dads are the embodiment of lo-fi cassette punk at its finest. This LP contains the only recorded output by this short-lived group of military school misfits, who self-released a 7-track cassette in 1982 with an obnoxious 7”-sized insert, inconveniently housed in an oversized zip-lock bag with a badge clipped to the front. The title track — or any of the other 6 tracks, for that matter — would have found the perfect home on Bloodstains Across Texas or any of the Killed By Death volumes, had it made it to vinyl during the band’s original tenure. This record is a testament to what we at Radio Raheem HQ love — 100% junk, full-on punk, completely sincere, and scarcely heard.

One time pressing of 300 copies complete with 12-page, full-color booklet and silk screened vinyl B-side. Mail order copies include reproductions of the original 1.25” button designs.


On deck we have releases by Acid Attack, Sarcasm, Insanity, Hellbent, Against, and the NYHC legends The Psychos -- not to mention our first foray into publishing with the long awaited Matinee photo book project and Tri-X Noise, a collection of photos by Texas legend Bill Daniel. Both of those should be up for sale soon with exclusive mail-order only special editions. More details on both soon!

Posted on March 16th, 2017
New releases and represses

Hey there... long time, no update. Things have been moving at a sub-leisurely pace over at Radio Raheem HQ, so we decided to break the boredom with a couple new releases: a fancy new reissue from New Zealand's leading oi-boys NO TAG, and the definitive collection of lost material by Wales' THE VENOM. Both are limited (500 and 600, respectively) and we don't have a ton of copies on hand, so don't miss 'em!

Also the AGNOSTIC FRONT No One Rules LP is back in stock (third pressing!) for anyone still looking for a copy.

Posted on November 19th, 2015
AGNOSTIC FRONT LPs shipping now

After a few small setbacks with the inserts, we finally have the AF LP's on hand and ready ship after the weekend. Apologies to anyone who has been waiting, you won't be disappointed. 

Posted on January 31st, 2015
NYHC 1980-1990 book launch

Next Thursday our buddy Tony Rettman will be holding a book launch for his new NYHC book in Brooklyn, so if you're in the area stop by and say hello. We'll be there selling records and maybe some new shirts and other assorted jetsam.

Posted on November 30th, 2014