A tight-knit union of bandits also hailing from The Fucking Wrath, Glass & Ashes, The Missing 23rd, Young Livers and other acts, Stop Breathing has been pounding out their energetic skate-punk/late-'80s hardcore since 2009. Cranking things up another few notches with their fifth official release, in their fifth year as a band, "V" was recorded in two sessions; the first in 2013 right before bassist Mike Carter moved to Portland, OR and the second nine months later with everything but bass. They sent the songs up to Portland, where Carter would track the bass lines and backing screams, after which it was mastered by Paul Miner at Buzz Bomb Sound Labs (Death By Stereo, H20). Hurtling a dozen new anthems point blank into the population in just over thirty minutes, "V" surges with the restless angst of early Western US heroes 7 Seconds, Poison Idea, Descendents and Circle Jerks, delivered in a fired-up, contemporary attack fans of everything from Good Riddance and Kid Dynamite to Bane and Kill Your Idols will dive into like a swirling circle pit. Limited edition of 560 copies.