Over the last couple years the Bay’s hardcore scene has experienced some turmoil — staple venues have shuttered, bands have come and gone, and mainstay acts have left the genre. The sense of community, however, hasn’t diminished. Layin’ Waste is a brand new hardcore label representing a group of family bands with members largely operating out of San Jose and San Francisco.
Mainstays like South Bay’s Busted Outlook are on the roster, bolstering a new tape with demos from an upcoming 12″, and newcomers Profile, Tundra Hogs, and Winter Hill Gang, some featuring members of Creative Adult and Scalped, and many of the players pulling double duty. Layin Waste is the brainchild of SF thrash band Scalped’s drummer Jeremy, and many of the groups on the label also share members with the renowned spinkickers.