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MRR Radio #1520 • 8/28/16

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New Blood! BURP!, MATERIAL SUPPORT, THE VITAMENS, THE DRIPPIES, MIRROR, 86 GEMINI, WÄRFEAR, RARE FORM, and NOPES

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WYX

MRR Radio #1519 • 8/21/16

This week Matt is joined by ex-MRR coordinator, veteran, and overall badass Golnar Nikpour! Intro ...

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MRR Radio #1518 • 8/14/16

JJ Doll stopped by during their west coast tour to drink our coffee and raid ...

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Minority Threat (photo by Levi Marshall)

New Blood! MINORITY THREAT, SATÉLITE, ROHT, OUTSKIRTS, CÃOS, CASUAL BURN, and BLOTCHOUTS

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MRR Radio #1520 • 8/28/16


August 28th, 2016 by

A new edition of Maximum Rocknroll Radio featuring Layla’s fractured DJ skills/mind and a few boxes of recently reviewed records from the pages of MRR.

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Primetime

Primetime

Intro song:
HEAVY METAL – Snail of Rocknroll

Synthesized minds
UNITS – Work
HOLIDAY INN – Mob Mob Mob
GIORGIO MURDERER – Crimes
MARK CONE – 91
VCR – Society Apathy

Mutilated City Sounds
UVTV – Fight Flight
VATS – Impenetrable Urge
RAKTA – Intenção
NANDAS – Dawntown

Shifty Looks
SHARK TOYS – Eyes
PRIMETIME – Anyway
LITHICS – Metal Helmet
SLEEPING BEAUTIES – Hands Across America
BLACK PANTIES – I’m Made of Bugs
THE FALL – Print Head

Political CAOS
JJ DOLL – Dirge
SP CAOS – Politicos
BIB – No Exit
EX_CULT – Let You In
IN SCHOOL – Cement Fucker
ANXIETY – The Worst

Outro song:
SSD – How Much Art

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



New Blood! BURP!, MATERIAL SUPPORT, THE VITAMENS, THE DRIPPIES, MIRROR, 86 GEMINI, WÄRFEAR, RARE FORM, and NOPES


August 25th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
BURP!

Date & location formed:
May 2015, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Reason for forming:
We listened to a bunch of NWI punk music that was coming out at the time, Big Zit, Ooze, etc, and decided we wanted to make something in the same vein.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly just being a curmudgeon, complaining about shit that everyone else complains about, but trying to do it in a catchy way. Our hometown, internet drama, weed-induced anxiety attacks, awful jobs, etc.

BURP! (photo by KT Kanazawich)

BURP! (photo by KT Kanazawich)

How would you describe your sound?
Most people have said we have a similar sound to old school KBD records bands… Just snotty punk stuff, lots of attitude followed by riffs that’ll get stuck in your head.

What’s in the future for this band?
We broke up in June 2016, our final show was the PUNKS FOR PAWS benefit gig in Philadelphia. Everyone in the band sort of branched off and are now doing their own things. Kody fronts Body Party and plays guitar in N.E.G., Matt plays drums in Bleeders, Corey produces house music, Noah has several new projects in the works.

Links and contact info:

itsburpbaby.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
MATERIAL SUPPORT

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Queens, NY.

Reason for forming:
The Filipino punk scene in NYC is really small. Gary from Kadena introduced all of us at Namatay Sa Ingay’s (AJ and Simon’s other band) first show at the Ding Dong Lounge in 2014. We hit it off and Miles and Jackie mentioned they wanted to play in a political punk band named after an anti-terrorism law. AJ and Simon were down. We jammed and it sounded alright, so we kept playing together.

Material Support (photo by Jjca Photography)

Material Support (photo by Jjca Photography)

What are your lyrics about?
Our members are recent law grads and/or in the Filipino diaspora. Lyrics are political, but not the typical “burn all the cop cars” stuff. We’ve got songs about cops, war, gentrification, and racism, but also third-world feminism and liberation. The songs also alternate from English to Tagalog and reflect the struggles of various communities that we represent and fight for.

How would you describe your sound?
This awesome dude at our label said we were D.C. post-punk meets L.A. proto-hardcore. But we didn’t really know what that meant. Jackie doesn’t really listen to punk, so our songs don’t fit typical molds because she has no reference to the music besides Bikini Kill and hardcore bands she hates. We’re into lots of different things including T.S.O.L., Chumbawumba, and Filipina Broadway star Lea Salonga (Les Miserables).

What’s in the future for this band?
Making more music, recording our full-length, playing more shows because Jackie and Miles just graduated and are unemployed. We want to build the Filipin@ punk scene in NYC and across the US with the help of our community and our label Aklasan Records.

Links and contact info:

bandcamp.com/materialsupport
facebook.com/materialsupport
aklasanrecords.bigcartel.com

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Band name:
THE VITAMENS, daddy!the vitamens band logo

Date & location formed:
February of 2016, mama!

Reason for forming:
Barrett (bass) was concerned about his mobility after receiving multiple botox injections inside his calves (to increase his ALREADY impressive height)- the rest just came naturally, baby!

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are fucking stupid. Broken friendships, sex, addiction, and blatant aggression, honey!

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound? Not great, playing these songs sometimes makes my stomach hurt. :(

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re supposed to be putting out a single of new songs. We also have plans for a winter west coast tour with another Kansas City band, AGENT. Other than that 2 of our members will be living in Olympia so who knows!

the vitamens band photo

Links and contact info:
Call 816-591-4041 and ask for Barrett! You have a computer- google it, fuckers :P

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Band name:
THE DRIPPIES

Date & location formed:
October 2015 at the Bong House, KCMO.

Reason for forming:
we were all cross faded in our living room listening to KBD records and decided it would be cool to be a band.

What are your lyrics about?
Being a degenerate, people that we don’t like, crime, drugs, being a basket case, y’know. shit like that.

How would you describe your sound?
If Protex and the Stooges had a dumpster baby that did a lot of DMT when it got older.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just recorded a new 7 inch that should hopefully be out in a few months, hopefully another record and a west cost tour in 2017.

The Drippies (photo by JJ Sears)

The Drippies (photo by JJ Sears)

Links and contact info:
thedrippiespnr.bandcamp.com

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Mirror (photo by HDF)

Mirror (photo by HDF)

Band name:
MIRROR

Date & location formed:
April 2015 in Austin, TX, via Saturn.

Reason for forming:
To reflect society’s ills through the power of sensual glam rock.

What are your lyrics about?
Many topics including fragile egg men, canabalism, radiation, licking boots, and Comte de lautreamont.

How would you describe your sound?
Space ritual of the tupa-tupa.

What’s in the future for this band?
About to release a 7″ on erste theke tonträger and possibly tour Mexico/Midwest.

Links and contact info:
mirrortx.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
86 GEMINI

Date & location formed:
Early 2015, played our first show in August.

86 Gemini (photo by Maddie Rehayem)

86 Gemini (photo by Maddie Rehayem)

Reason for forming:
A need to create and move the body with friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Entropy, acceleration towards the void, seeing a darkness in the species, cycles of shame, indulgence, and repression, mass self-denial and destruction, the human wad, the collective consciousness, energy, movement, power, love, suffering, memories, and finding pleasure and beauty in all of the above.

How would you describe your sound?
Holing up in your room all winter eating acid listening to Bastard and GISM while you surf craigslist for pervert money.

What’s in the future for this band?
West coast tour in August. 7″ coming out eventually on High Fashion Industries (Frankl’s vision), a track on a Cretins of Distortion compilation, another tour hopefully with our Nebraskan soulmates through middle America, and some day a VHS-EP.

86 Gemini (photo by Will Mecca)

86 Gemini (photo by Will Mecca)

Links and contact info:

86gemini.bandcamp.com

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warfear band logo

Band name:
WÄRFEAR

Wärfear (photo by Nurmaisarah Mokhtar)

Wärfear (photo by Nurmaisarah Mokhtar)

Date & location formed:
Formed sometime in January 2016, Malacca, Malaysia.

Reason for forming:
It’s hard to say. We just think that we need to play something pure and honest. I personally love simple punk riffs with angry, driven vocals. That’s all.

What are your lyrics about?
Same old shit. War, corruption, state control, politics.

How would you describe your sound?
Crust punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have just released a demo tape last May 2016. Currently planning for some short tours interstate, then we’ll probably record some new shit for 7″.

Links and contact info:
warfear666.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
RARE FORM

Date & location formed:
December 2015, New Haven, Connecticut.

Reason for forming:
Me and our drummer’s old band had just broken up and we wanted to start a completely different band. I had always wanted to front a hardcore band, and my roommate had just started learning bass so that was a no brainer.

What are your lyrics about?
My experiences as a woman in the world and in the hardcore scene mostly, but also other subjects such as losing friends, politics, etc.

Rare Form (photo by Dan Patrick)

Rare Form (photo by Dan Patrick)

How would you describe your sound?
Energetic punk you can mosh to. we all listen to a wide variety of bands so it’s kind of a mix of all our favorite subgenres. we just play what we think sounds cool.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just put out our demo, we’re gonna get some tapes made of that. we’re hoping to do a weekend tour sometime soon, I would love to do a longer tour with another cool band. we’ve already been working on some new songs! hoping to play lots of shows next year, maybe a fest or something. hit us up!

Links and contact info:
rareformhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
NOPES

Date & location formed:
Late 2014/ early 2015.

Reason for forming:
We all have shitty day jobs, from which needed some release. We all really wanted to play something noisy, fast, and loud that people would either hate or (hopefully) love.

What are your lyrics about?
Shitty day jobs, scraping by in the city, banh mi’s and death.

How would you describe your sound?
Herky jerky fringe arena punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a US tour 10/5-10/25 and our debut LP “Never Heard of It” out that same month on Magnetic Eye Records.

Tour Dates:
10/05 (Wed): Chico, CA
10/06 (Thurs): Eugene, OR
10/07 (Fri): Portland, OR
10/08 (Sat): Seattle, WA *2 shows – early and late
10/09 (Sun) Olympia, WA
10/12 (Wed) Boise, ID
10/13 (Thurs) Logan, Utah
10/14 (Fri) Grand Junction, CO
10/15 (Sat) Denver, CO
10/16 (Sun) Albuquerque, NM
10/17 (Mon) Day off?
10/18 (Tues) Austin, TX
10/19 (Wed) San Antonio, TX
10/20 (Thurs) El Paso, TX
10/21 (Fri) Phoenix, AZ
10/22 (Sat) San Diego, CA
10/23 (Sun) Fullerton, CA
10/24 (Mon) San Luis Obispo, CA
10/30 (Sun) San Francisco, CA (LP Release Show)

nopes band photo

Links and contact info:

hellanaw.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/nopesband

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1519 • 8/21/16


August 21st, 2016 by

This week Matt is joined by ex-MRR coordinator, veteran, and overall badass Golnar Nikpour!

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Intro song:
ABSURDO – Barcelona 92

WYX

WYX

Matt Delivers the News
INFANTILE DISSENSION – Pride & Privilege
SIEVEHEAD – Buried Beneath
DISIPLINE – I Like It Rough
BARCELONA – Infierno de Cobardes
BOMBARDEMENT – Duped

Killed By Date
STRANGLEHOLD – She’s Not Leaving
LAST STAND – Scum Guns
TARGETS – Damien
SAIRAAT MIELET – Tippa Tappa
DYBBUK – Perversion

Shit Matt Likes
LOST GENERATION – Never Work
BREAKOUTS – All We Wanna Do
NECESSARIES – You Can Borrow My Car
WYX – Association
KALASHNIKOV – Schlüters Kabinet

Golnar’s Random Tunes, Not On TAANG
TNT – Movie Billy
LEGAL WEAPON – No Sorrow
GI & THE IDIOTS – Uncivilized
EFIALTIS – Malaria
DYAKS – Gutter Kids

Outro song:
LEMONHEADS – Second Chance

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



MRR Radio #1518 • 8/14/16


August 14th, 2016 by

JJ Doll stopped by during their west coast tour to drink our coffee and raid the bonzer bunker.

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Intro song:
JJ DOLL – She’s Onto You

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Vox 
WHITE PIGS – Victims
THE NEXT – Cheap Rewards
THE VICTIMS – I Understand
GG ALLIN + THE JABBERS – Cheri Love Affair
THE TIGHTS – Cracked

Low End
ZIPPER – Scars
THE ROTTERS – Amputee
MC5 – Black to Comm
FILTH  – Don’t Hide Your Hate
CHOSEN FEW – (Do the Manic) To Kill or Maim

Skins
CRUDE SS – Who’ll Survive
TAMPERE SS – Kuollut & Kuppattu
CRUCIFIX – Prejudice
ABSURD – Blodigstad
DILS – I Hate the Rich

Roadie
THE MAGGOTS – Rough Dub
THE STALIN – Tama Negi Hatake
YEASTIE GIRLS – Talkin Shit
TEDDY & THE FRAT GIRLS – I Owe it to the Girls

Outro:
IVY – Arch-Foe

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



New Blood! MINORITY THREAT, SATÉLITE, ROHT, OUTSKIRTS, CÃOS, CASUAL BURN, and BLOTCHOUTS


August 11th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

minority threat band logoBand name:
MINORITY THREAT

Date & location formed:
March 2015 in Columbus, OH.

Reason for forming:
Our current social and political climate.

What are your lyrics about?
Our current social and political climate. Police, racism, sexism, scene politics.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast, pissed punk/hardcore in 90 second bursts.

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing and playing shows! We’re currently writing our first LP, with plans to tour after it drops on Head2Wall. We want to reach as many people outside of Ohio as possible, while writing the best music we can to spread our message.

Minority Threat (photo by Levi Marshall)

Minority Threat (photo by Levi Marshall)

Links and contact info:

minoritythreat.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/minoritythreatOH
twitter.com/minoritythreat

 

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satélite band logoBand name:
SATÉLITE

Date & location formed:
September 2015. Madrid, Spain.

Reason for forming:
Similar musical interests through which we project our sensitivity (we don’t know if that makes sense).

What are your lyrics about?
Human perception and what/how we feel about the system.

How would you describe your sound?
80’s post-punk, anarcho-punk, sometimes psychedelic noises.

What’s in the future for this band?
Future doesn’t exist but we want to make and record new songs, and keep playing.

Satélite at Villatruño in Logroño, Spain (photo by Mónica)

Satélite at Villatruño in Logroño, Spain (photo by Mónica)

Links and contact info:

satelitepunk.bandcamp.com

 

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ROHT BAND LOGOBand name:
ROHT

Date & location formed:
Formed in Reykjavík earlier this year.

Reason for forming:
The two of us play/have played in other bands together, we wanted to play in a hardcore band.

What are your lyrics about?
Anti-authoritarianism, mental health problems, feeling out of step with the world. Trying to balance out your nihilistic side with the side that wants things to be better.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk with a heavy mix of noise/industrial music. We like the classics but we also listen to and get a lot of influence from current hardcore punk from all over the world.

What’s in the future for this band?
A 7″ in the fall and some more shows. Hopefully some touring in the not too distant future.

ROHT (photo by Alexandra Ingvarsdóttir)

ROHT (photo by Alexandra Ingvarsdóttir)

Links and contact info:
roht.bandcamp.com
pbppunk.com

 

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Band name:
OUTSKIRTS

Date & location formed:
Summer 2015. Brooklyn / Queens, NYC.

Reason for forming:
Because we’ve all been in bands since we first met punk and we don’t know how to stop.

Outskirts (photo by Jason Rigas)

Outskirts (photo by Jason Rigas)

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly about being angry with how horrible the world can be while being hopeful that positive change is possible.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast hardcore with an addiction to d-beat and mid-tempo breakdowns.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continuing to play 10-song sets in under 15 minutes. stay tuned for new releases.

Links and contact info:

outskirtsnyc.bandcamp.com

 

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cãos band logoBand name:
CÃOS (I guess you could pronounce it something like “cuh-oos”).

Date & location formed:
Around march 2016, in Curitiba (ghost town), Brazil.

Reason for forming:
Boredom, the name of the band sounded good, also finally finding someone to play the drums (Thx Mika!).

What are your lyrics about?
Late capitalism and surveillance/punitive paranoia getting into people’s heads. Cruelty and misunderstanding inherent to human speech. Anxiety. And of course cinism. Someday i’ll translate the lyrics into English.

How would you describe your sound?
Noise rock / post-punk but sometimes I think it has something to do with black metal.

Cãos (photo by Andrey Michaelzechen)

Cãos (photo by Andrey Michaelzechen)

What’s in the future for this band?
Some touring inside Brazil and new songs, dunno if we’re gonna release it as 7”, cass singles or if we’ll record a LP, hope we have new material until the end of this year.

PS: Labels from anywhere, if you want to release future stuff from Cãos please contact!

PPS: the last copies of our debut cassette are still available for sale at Meia-Vida’s bandcamp

Links and contact info:


meiavida.bandcamp.com/album/c-os/
ca-os.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CASUAL BURN

Date & location formed:
August 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Reason for forming:
The usual hanging around, talking about music, making dumb jokes and deciding, hey, this is actually a really unintimidating nice combination of folks to play music with. We all had a similar aesthetic in the kind of music we wanted to play and I think a lot of the focus on forming the band was just general summer malaise and wanting to have fun.

Casual Burn (photo by Xandra Wong)

Casual Burn (photo by Xandra Wong)

What are your lyrics about?
I feel like a lot of the lyrics we have come from a place of frustration with expectations of femininity, and the impulse to chew that up and spit it back out. A lot of the lyrics seem to kind of glamorize being a waste case and getting around, but really all just come back to being angry if you want to be, being a mess if you want to be, and generally owning whoever you are. There’s a lot to be mad about, and I think everyone has a part of them that just wants to laugh, and break things, and pee on the rug.

How would you describe your sound?
Other people have definitely done a better job than we’ve been able to. We used to describe ourselves as sleazy good time driveway music, which I think latches on to certain aspects of good ol’ fashioned rock and roll. We’ve also been described as “surf sunniness meets no wave gloom.” There’s definitely a nice base coat of punk in there.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re drawing straws for who gets to really lose it, full on deep end. Or maybe we’ll just settle down and find a little house at the quiet end of a street and get a couple of dogs. In the meantime, we’re about to go on our second tour, this time out west. I think it’s really cool that we’re all very excited about getting to travel with this band, and hopefully there’s a lot more of that down the road. Oh, and hopefully a sugar daddy, we’re taking applications.

Here are the tour dates:

8/25 – Houston, TX
8/26 – Austin, TX
8/27 – San Antonio, TX
8/29 – Tucson, AZ
8/30 – Flagstaff, AZ
8/31 – Los Angeles, CA
9/1 – Santa Cruz, CA
9/2 – Oakland, CA
9/3 – Oakland, CA
9/4 – Santa Rosa, CA
9/6 – Eugene, OR
9/7 – Portland, OR
9/8 – Seattle, WA
9/9 – Seattle, WA
9/10 – Bellingham, WA
9/11 – Tacoma, WA
9/12 – Missoula, MT
9/14 – Denver, CO
9/16 – Albuquerque, NM
9/17 – Sante Fe, NM
9/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
9/19 – Denton, TX
9/20 – Fort Worth, TX

Links and contact info:

casualburn.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
BLOTCHOUTS (credit to Anna Kavan)
Dylan- drums, Kiana- guitar, Nick- bass, Yacob- vocals, guitar, recordings

Date & location formed:
As a recording entity- Richmond CA late 2015. As a functional- live band Summer 2016, San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
Brief bursts of spontaneous automatic song creation throughout the depths of a lengthy debilitating depression as singularly experienced by Yacob Glowniss. Once Discontinuous Innovation Inc. agreed to release the tape, the collective realized we had to form a performative iteration to move the product. All members thus far are D.I. interns.

What are your lyrics about?
Rich idiots. Anxiety. Fatigue. Poverty. The slog of life thru the fly-encircled landfill of late capitalism. Mental and physical illness. Malaise at the black hole center of our galaxy. Watching a complacency rock band and wishing I’d brought a book. My bunny’s bout with pneumonia. The end of the world.

It’s political, but in the same way as shouting into the void, or tossing bouquets of flowers into its gaping maw.

Blotchouts (photo by Oliver O'Haver)

Blotchouts (photo by Oliver O’Haver)

How would you describe your sound?
Careening off the rails no wave / bummerpunk 2.0 / sluggy bludgeoning drugdgery / a little bit of go-go.

What’s in the future for this band?
A constantly permutating chaotic live iteration. More slogging through literal garbage. More sweltered heat death janky closet-recorded missives.

I hope that as more people join and learn the songs and perform with the band it subdivides into infinitude, that there will be endless varieties of new bandspores with blotchouted mitochondria.

Links and contact info:

albacorerecords.bandcamp.com/
discontinuousinnovationinc.bandcamp.com

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.