The Death Set
Hailing from Baltimore USA, by way of the Gold Coast, Australia, The Death Set was formed by Johnny Siera and Beau Velasco in 2005.
Both drawn to each others reckless care of music, Johnny and Beau united to write fleeting songs with infectious hooks and overdriven melody. Following two home-recorded EPs ('To' and 'Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods') The Death Set signed to Ninja Tune off-shoot Counter Records in 2008 and released their debut album 'Worldwide', which within 25 relentless minutes they manage to fit in 18 tracks of reckless electro-punk abandon. Heavily influenced by traditional punk bands such as Black Flag, Minor Threat, and Buzzcocks, The Death Set channel their 'punk roots' through their love for hip-hop beats, and mad-capped electronica.
OIB Split Volume 3 feat –
Lovvers | Knyfe Hyts | Best Fwends | The Death Set
OIB010 | 4 Tracks
Lovvers – Boys Club & Vox Pop / Knyfe Hyts – Hyts of Summer / The Death Set – Zombie / Best Fwends – Hail
7" | Limited to 450 copies
Having released one of our favourite albums of 2008, 'Worldwide' (Ninja Tune / Counter Records), we just had to get The Death Set on the 'punk' volume of our OIB Records split series. Formed by Johnny Siera and Beau Velasco (RIP) in Australia in 2005, the band soon relocated to Baltimore USA and began to tear up every house-party in sight with their heavily punk-influenced electro and reckless disregard for instruments. Drenched with b-movie samples and grotesque brain-eating lyrics 'Zombie' is a furious, electro-punk track that features ludicrously fast keys, 'killer' riffs, and Johnny's trademark high-pitched rapid-fire punk snarl.
The third volume in our series of limited edition split 7" records is a much heavier affair and brings together four of the most exciting contemporary DIY punk bands on the planet! Each volume is built around a loose musical theme with four artists that share a similar ethos in their approach to music construction. Limited to just 450 copies worldwide with reversible gatefold sleeves, inserts, and one-inch badges designed by the bands involved.
**OIB Records webstore exclusive: The first 50 copies come with an exclusive set of all four one-inch badge designs as opposed to the single one with the retail copies.