Light research tells me that Hard Stripes are from Richmond and they feature members of Hounds Of Hate and Fire & Ice (and probably some other bands). This is their debut 7" pressed on white wax by Vinyl Conflict. The name says it all, this is HARDcore that references all kinds of east coast stuff from the early-mid 80's. Most things I've read place a lineage back to the early Boston hardcore scene, and that's certainly not far from the mark, though an obvious NYHC tone rears it's head here and there with the thick recording. Attribute most of this to the slightly larger budget the band probably had for this recording. Certainly a minor progression from the bands previous demo, and a welcome one.