Los Angeles label The Black Lodge has released its fourth vinyl release, alongside two benefit compilations.

Italian outfit EXPERIMENT ZERO delivers the label’s newest 12″, The Non Assay Sound of the Underground, which features six typically razor-edged cuts of hard-hitting acid, wave, and jacking beats. Preceding the release, the Italian duo featured on Unknown to Unknown, Ilian Tape, Gravitational Waves, and Crème Organization.

Additionally, the label is focusing its attention on current events with a series of compilations, on digital and cassette, used to raise funds for various non-profit social justice and relief organizations.

The first in the series, THE AWAKENING: PESTILENT EXPRESSIONS 1, which features 14 cuts from, among others, Bill Converse and C.L.A.W.S., dropped last month and has raised $600 for The Movement For Black Lives.

The second, THE AWAKENING: PESTILENT EXPRESSIONS 2, features 17 tracks from label associates such as AshTreJinkins, L/F/D/M, and Kosmik. PESTILENT EXPRESSIONS 2 will raise money for Carecen, an immigrant rights/relief organization. A third compilation will be announced soon.

You can find all three releases on The Black Lodge Bandcamp page, and stream The Non Assay Sound of the Underground in full via the player below.


A1. The Non Assay Sound of the Underground
A2. It’s Not Our Nation
A3. Jak Reaction
B1. Black Money
B2. Napalm
B3. Fake Production