Ebullition: noun 1) a sudden violent outburst or display   2) the act, process, or state of boiling or bubbling up   Ebullient: adjective 1) boiling, agitated   2) characterized by ebullience   Ebullience: noun 1) the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings


Baader Brains - New Era Hope Colony LP

Ebullition #60.5

Available on LP (comes with download code)

The new LP comes with a full color poster, full color insert, as well as a download code. Two years since the fated members of the Young Tiger Free Organization began their astral journey to Procyon, the time-lock on these recordings has finally opened, and now-for a limited time-we are able to bring you Baader Brains' second, final and posthumous sonic treatise. Bringing to mind the knocked-out-teeth vibe of David Tarling's Nervous Breakdown-era Black Flag production values, and somehow mixed with the highbrow artistry of Windham Hill easy-listening releases, Baader Brains here achieves the equivalent of a ketchup-and-ice-cream mash-up. Lyrically there is much talk of mysterious glows, preparation for evacuations, and roadmaps to a better tomorrow. Whether the 'Brains grasp-or even understand-the gravity of their proclamations, time and history will yet be the determining factor. The New Era Hope Colony LP is not only a meditation on our current predicament, but also a beacon of hope looking towards a yet-to-be-determined future. Indeed, with this record the paradoxes and promises of The Incomplete Unfinished Works... will finally be resolved. Split release between Clean Plate and Ebullition Records.

Featuring members of other great bands such as Please Inform The Captain This Is a Hijack, Torches To Rome, Struggle, Fuel, Swing Kids, Sawhorse, John Henry West, Bread & Circuits, Navio Forge, Bullets In, Shivering, and plenty more!


John Henry West - Door Bolted Shut LP

Images are of the cover of the LP jacket as well as the CD booklet.

Ebullition #60

Available on LP (comes with bonus CD)

In the works for what seems like an eternity, Ebullition finally brings the John Henry West discography into existence. John Henry West played 50 shows between the fall of 1992 and the late summer of 1993. Side A of the LP features the 4 tracks from their 7" on Gravity Records, and side B features their songs from the "3/12/93" compilation and "A History of Compassion and Justice?" compilation LP, as well as 2 previously unreleased songs. The bonus CD features the original 6 song demo, their final live show at the Gilman (7 tracks), and a live set that they played on WUSB Radio in July of 1993 (9 tracks). The LP comes with a CD sized booklet with lyrics and photos.

Featuring members of other great bands such as Fuel, Navio Forge, Bread & Circuits, Sawhorse, Torches To Rome, Sixteen Bullets, End of The Line, and plenty more!


Bread And Circuits - LP or CD

Ebullition #42


When Torches To Rome broke up Mike Kirsch (from Fuel, John Henry West, Navio Forge, Sawhorse, Torches To Rome, Sixteen Bullets, etc...) joined forces with Jose Palafox (from Struggle and the Swing Kids), Mag (from Yaphet Kotto), and Chuck Shackelford (from Q Factor) to put together Bread And Circuits. These 8 songs take off where Torches To Rome ended with a sound that is similar, but even more developed. Explosive and high energy hardcore as well done as you would expect considering the people involved. Melodic, powerful and extremely sincere. Both formats come with a full color cover and a three color, 20 page booklet.

There were around 316 pressed on orange vinyl.

Sadly, Bread And Circuits has broken up. They recorded a few additional songs that appeared on the Bread And Circuits/Former Members of Alfonsin split LP.

Mike Kirsch now plays in Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack and Baader Brains.

Bread & Circuits: e-mail


Torches To Rome - 12"

Ebullition #38


Was available on LP

Mike Kirsch started Torches To Rome with the help of Steve Chamberlain, and Aaron Schlive. Mike was once again on guitar and vocals, Steve played bass and sang, and Aaron was on drums. Aaron had formerly been drumming for Portraits of Past, and his style was hard and loud. The Torches To Rome sound was powerful and aggressive hardcore that always maintained a fantastic sense of groove and melody with impassioned singing. This sound was certainly a combination of all three members, but it was also distinctly related to Kirsch's past endeavors with Sawhorse, Fuel, Sixteen Bullets, Navio Forge, and even John Henry West. An excellent record.

There were 107 pressed on red vinyl.


Fuel - Monuments To Excess LP

Ebullition #23


Was available on LP

Fuel asked Ebullition to repress their LP after Cargo Records stopped pressing the original version. Fuel was heavily influenced by Fugazi, and anyone familiar with the early Fugazi records will readily see that influence. Melodic and powerful. Still a wonderful record today.

Fuel featured Mike Kirsch on guitar/vocals, Aaron Arroyo on drums, Jim Allison on guitar/vocals, and Jeff Stofan on drums.

The Fuel discography CD was originally available on Allied Recordings. It has been repressed by Broken Rekids.

The LP version will no longer be available. We made 3,000 copies and now that they are sold out it will not be repressed.


Sawhorse - 7"

Ebullition #7

Available on 7"

Sawhorse and Fuel were both around at the same time. Fuel was more melodic and very much influenced by Fugazi, while Sawhorse was much harder with a solid Swiz influence. Very powerful and melodic, and with a heavy dose of energy that was inspired by the mid to late '80s Washington D.C. Dischord sound.

Sawhorse featured Mike Kirsch on guitar, Skot Meyer on vocals, Josh baker on guitar, Bill Schnider on bass, and Scott Pelkey on drums.

Sawhorse also had a 7" on Lookout! Records under the name Skinflutes. They originally started out as the Skinflutes, but they changed their name to Sawhorse by the time the Ebullition 7" was released.

Sawhorse were featured on the Give Me Back comp LP.