MRR Radio #1534 • 12/4/16


December 4th, 2016 by

For the very first MRR Radio “World Show,” Alex & Mette school us on the evolution of the punk scene in their native Copenhagen, Denmark, and what’s good now.

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Intro song:
SODS – Copenhagen

No Hope For The Kids reunion at Ungdomshuset 2015 (photo by Alexander Sjöberg)

No Hope For The Kids reunion at Ungdomshuset 2015 (photo by Alexander Sjöberg)

Before K-Town Was a Thing…
BRATS – I Do What I Wanna Do
ADS – Waiting for the War
KALASHNIKOV – Famler Sig Frem

The Birth of K-Town Hardcore
AMDI PETERSENS ARMÉ – En Borger Af Samfundet
ASBEST – Astumpet
PARAGRAF 119 – Fingrene Væk
GORILLA ANGREB – København I Ruiner

Mid-2000s Moshpit Fuel
NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS – Suicide City
BOMBEREGN – No Tomorrow
NUCLEAR DEATH TERROR – The Darkest Age
DEATH TOKEN – All Dreams Are Nightmares

New Wave of K-Town Hardcore
DOGMATIST – Small Roads
HALSHUG – Sort Sind
JUNTA – Krigen Kommer Snart Til Europa
THE WAR GOES ON – This Shitty Life
PLANET Y – Sort Verden
BIG MESS – Twenties
MOTH – Synthetic Hands

Outro song:
NIGHT FEVER – New Blood

Notes from the DJs: If you want to check out some of the albums mentioned in the set, go to www.thefatpunk.dk and look them up. Top recommendations are the compilations Pærepunk and København I Ruiner.

Find the latest gossip from Copenhagen on www.livinginthecity.dk and be sure to check out www.ktownhardcorefest.org for info on the 2017 edition of Copenhagen’s craziest punk get-together. Don’t miss it!

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! VOG, JUICE BOX, INGROWN, GLEAMED, and OBEDIENCE


December 1st, 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…

vogllc-facebookBand name:
VOG

Date & location formed:
February 14, 2016 ~ HAPPY VOGGINTIMES DAY ~ in dreary Portland, Oregon.

Reason for forming:
Well after the brutal divorce and losing the kids to the international phenomenon known as Pokemon Go, I had no idea who I was anymore. My identity as a “Family Guy” had been ripped apart and no amount of import car buying or leaving nasty comments on lady strangers’ Instagram accounts was going to get me through this putrid wasteland called life. I finally called up the ole gang from the Hot Topic stockroom, and we all agreed that the best thing for 4 sexy, rock ‘n rollin’, middle-aged studs to do was to either try improv comedy or get the band back together.

What are your lyrics about?
The Mall. Confronting The Man. Avoiding Taxes – not as a rich person, but as a very poor and lowly mall rodent. Many of our songs are also just shout outs to all the cool dogs and innocent babies out there.

How would you describe your sound?
Make Amps Crate Again.

Fog (photo by Erika Elizabeth)

Fog (photo by Erika Elizabeth)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re working on some more one-minute hits, and we’re planning on touring East + West Coast in 2017. No word yet on an interior continent tour, though we’re pretty fond of the Mall of America. And just to let all you silly “punx” know: We’re tired of “all ages” shows filled with BORING ADULTS and APATHETIC TEENS. We will not rest until those sweet, innocent babies get their rightful place at the show. BABIES TO THE FRONT! P.S. If you work at the Hot Topic in the Mall of America, please help us get a show there. Thanks.

Links and contact info:

vogpdx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
JUICE BOX

Date & location formed:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Sometime in 2015? Maybe February.

Reason for forming:
Fuck the boys club! As a reason for the four of us to hang out and drink champagne every week. Some of us had never been in a band before and thought it was about time.

What are your lyrics about?
They are read off an iPad at live shows. Kayla reads Amazon reviews for sex swings, gross texts from straight white boys on Tinder (she has a lovely partner named Chris who is in a great band called Melted Mirror, so they are not from experience.) They are read from this website called straightwhiteboystexting.org which is definitely NSFW, and is updated often with horrifying messages. So the song kind of changes every time, but we think the recorded version turned out really great. And then there’s a song that educates us on how a pet rat can help you through depression.

How would you describe your sound?
A little post-punky, but also poppy. Someone called us “twee” recently which is confusing but fun.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows around Calgary and supporting the local music community. Gwen, one of our members, is one of the founders of a cool new all ages venue at the local bike co-op, The Good Life Community Bike Shop. It’s something that Calgary needs so badly. They just had their first show and it was awesome — we hope to be involved with and support more stuff like that.

Juice Box (photo by Jennifer Crighton)

Juice Box (photo by Jennifer Crighton)

Links and contact info:

juiceboxyyc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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INGROWN

Date & location formed:
We started jamming this band early January/February 2015 and played our first show later that month, in Boise, Idaho.

Reason for forming:
Since the summer of 2010 when we started playing punk, we’ve always been influenced by early 80s hardcore and that was it. We did bands like 1d, Grocery List, Flanders Ned, & our main inspiration was always my dad’s band State of Confusion, and Negative Approach. Strictly real style hardcore and not much else. Things went weird with lots of our friends and we weren’t really doing much music at the time. Ingrown started as a last minute “ah fuck let’s just form a new band and play that show next month” kinda idea, then we just stopped doing what we always did and wrote different stuff.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly about hating bullies and racist bastards. Boise’s scene is dramatic as hell and lots of people are shit talkers so I just write about how I don’t like anything about them and want to hurt em really badly.

Ingrown (photo by Angela Owens)

Ingrown (photo by Angela Owens)

How would you describe your sound?
We started writing differently than we ever had and kinda didn’t know what we were doing. We realized Dave can blast insanely well. Then I just wanted to strum as fast as I can. We started caring less about following the same guidelines we always had, so we went for something new. It was like hardcore with a lot of blasting poured all over it then a few breakdowns stuffed in the middle. We realized two stepping kicks ass too.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continuing to live the dream. We’ve recorded, put out a tape, played OHC, and toured. That’s everything we’ve ever wanted to do and it’s all we’re gonna continue to do over and over! We’re gonna do some cool little stuff within the next few months then wanna do a tour in the summer that’s gonna be way too long for us to handle. We’re gonna go to olympia in a month and record 5 or 6 brand new songs then see how that gets put out.

Links and contact info:


ingrownhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
GLEAMED

Date & location formed:
We formed in Apr. 2015 from Tokyo,Japan.

Reason for forming:
Spreading the heavy and brutal sound.

What are your lyrics about?
Hate,anger,depression,death and human stupidity.

How would you describe your sound?
Modern Powerviolence mixed with 90’s metalcore like Disembodied,early Zao etc.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our bassist might quit the band next year when he graduates from University. If so, our activity would get a little slower.

Gleamed (photo by Kazuma Kobayashi)

Gleamed (photo by Kazuma Kobayashi)

Links and contact info:

gleamedhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
OBEDIENCE

Date & location formed:
Austin, TX 2016.

Reason for forming:
We (Dave and Chris) have talked about starting a project for years, and finally teamed up with like minded friends (Joe and Kevin) for some fast, straightforward hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Social commentary- not exclusively political. With all that’s been going on this year it’s hard to not fall into that.

How would you describe your sound?
We have multiple members bringing songs in and the results are usually pretty fast and short. US hardcore style with some Euro/Japan influence.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our debut 7″ (remixed version of our demo) will be out very soon on Fair Warning. New songs, more shows… Hopefully some touring in 2017!

Obedience (photo by Jack Barfield)

Obedience (photo by Jack Barfield)

Links and contact info:

obedience.bandcamp.com

fairwarningrecords.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.



MRR Radio #1533 • 11/27/16


November 27th, 2016 by

On this week’s radio show, Greg brings you songs of failure, resistance, the end of the world, immortality, perversion and more!!

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Intro song:
DEFECT DEFECT – We’ve Already Lost

Ice 9

Ice 9

Songs for These Miserable Times of Fighting the Great Terribleness and Eradicating the Honky Menace
THE BODY – Cop Killer
THE CRUCIFUCKS – Hinckley Had A Vision
RATS REST – We Must Destroy the Honky Menace
ICE 9 – Revolting Mess
THIS IS MY FIST – A History of Rats

Happy Birthday to…
MINUTEMEN – Little Man With A Gun in his Hand
IMPRACTICAL COCKPIT – Lowell “Bud” Paxton
CARRIE NATIONS – Top Gun
HARUM SCARUM – Systematic Death
EXCESSIVE DEFIANCE – Amanda
LIGHTNING BOLT – 13 Monsters
LIL’ RUNT – New Method
EXPLODING HEARTS – Making Teenage Faces

New Clanks in the Bins
PANDEMIX – Faultless
HARTLE ROAD – Lemmy
MALA LECHE – En Celo
X 45 – Untitled
DAUDYFLIN – Drepa Drepa
PRIMETIME – Pervert

Outro song:
COUNTY Z – End of the World

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! THE CAVEMEN, THE NANCYS, BIG MAN, COMMANDO, SUBSTANCE, and MISSION CREEP


November 24th, 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:
THE CAVEMEN (NØT those kiwi-chest-hair twirlers §, not Ug and …, NOT Nick Cave, NOT Cave Beat, NOT Primitive Man, NOT Ancient Filth, DEATH 2 ALL FALSE CAVEMEN). We are not ‘MEN’ – we represent ancient mankind in all it’s filthy forms.

Date & location formed:
October 2015, Θn the corner of N. Beacon and Life st. Allston, ssachusetts.

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The Cavemen (photo by Ethan Long)

Reason for forming:
To take Rock and Roll back to square one. Bands be trying SO DAMN HARD to sound like Cro-Mags but ‘not racist’ and D.R.I. but ‘serious’. And frankly, ever since Supercharger kicked the bucket music hasn’t been dumb or bad enough.

What are your lyrics about?
The Primeval & Ancient STRUGGLE of EXISTENCE

How would you describe your sound?
REAL, REAL BAD. 2-3 chords per song – I dare you to count. 

What’s in the future for this band?
D. Baggy left for warmer pastures, as did Yrrap. Couch keeps the dream alive with a crew of 7 now known as “Thee Cavemyn*” . But, D. Baggy is busy assmbling the Philthadelphia chapter of The Cavemen to wage war against the Boston chapter.

*Def NOT affiliated with any TERF bullshyt’

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Links and contact info:
paleoboys.bandcamp.gov

Youtube Playlist of our videos + promos:

 

 

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Band name:
THE NANCYS the-nancys-band-photo

Date & location formed:
January 2016 Boston, Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Grasping at sanity and listening to lots of blues and rock and roll.

What are your lyrics about?
The devil mostly.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock and roll.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully better equipment and some gigs.

Links and contact info:
nancys.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
BIG MAN

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in New Haven CT.

Reason for forming:
To write music to send to deep fucking space.

What are your lyrics about?
People, things and ideas that we’ll never support; stagnation and discontent; deep fucking space.

How would you describe your sound?
Dirty hardcore punk that dismantles the big man.

What’s in the future for this band?
Since we recorded our first EP called Habitual Contempt, we added a fifth member. We’re writing new songs right now for upcoming releases and playing as many shows as we can.

Big Man (photo by Zack Milliron)

Big Man (photo by Zack Milliron)

Links and contact info:

bigmantheband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COMMANDO commando-tape-cover

Date & location formed:
November, 2015, Rochester, NY.

Reason for forming:
Russ and Brandon (who play in a metallic hardcore band OBSESSOR) wanted to start a late 70s style punk band for over a year, and Alex (ex-Skate Korpse) had moved back into Rochester after living in New Orleans for a few years. It’s a perfect line up and the rest is history.

What are your lyrics about?
Struggle, triumph, snow.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark, energetic punk with some melody. Mainly influenced by 70s punk, and 80s hardcore to an extent.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing records, playing in and around Rochester.

Commando (photo by Mike Patenaude)

Commando (photo by Mike Patenaude)

Links and contact info:

morepowertapes.bandcamp.com/album/come-out-fighting
commandorochester.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
SUBSTANCE substance-band-logo

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Houston TX.

Reason for forming:
We all go to high school together and dig punk and stupid artsy shit so we got together and tried to emulate our favorite bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Anger, angst, dissatisfaction, hating conformity, hating yourself, identity issues.

How would you describe your sound?
Early US hardcore like The Germs, Jerry’s Kids and SSD. Hardcore punk for hardcore punks.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re releasing a 7″ early 2017 and going on a midwestern tour in the summer. If anyone wants to help out with either of those things, hit us up.

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Links and contact info:

substancetx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/demandafuture

 

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mission-creep-band-logoBand name:
MISSION CREEP

Date & location formed:
Washington, DC in winter of 2015.

Reason for forming:
The exorcising/ exercising of demons personal and otherwise.

What are your lyrics about?
The soul crushing feeling of indecisiveness about what to do with your life and the extent of actual agency you have over your existence in a capitalist world. Alienation/ aliens. Ghouls and ghoulish behavior. Unflattering drug habits.

How would you describe your sound?
Spooky/ scary. Like if Christian Death, The Chameleons and Killed by Deathrock Volume 1 all worked at the same Spirit Halloween store.

What’s in the future for this band?
We go to the moon, play the moon, eat the moon. That and stage blood if budget permits.

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Links and contact info:
missioncreepdc.bandcamp.com
Also reachable by Ouija and astral projection.

 

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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 #1532 • 11/20/16


November 20th, 2016 by

Kimiya, Amanda, Nicole, and Dan boot up this week’s show. Fuck the system, fight back.

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Intro song:
LIFE’S HALT – Histeria

Haram

Haram

Amanda & Kimyia: Windows 95
BODY PRESSURE – Body Pressure
HARAM – Blood
FINAL – Ciudad
ALIEN KULTURE – Asian Youth
SIYAHKAL – Pari Bolandeh

Nicole: Windows 98
HUMAN BODIES – Resolution
ARNAUT PAVLE – Unorthodox Funeral Procession
KRIMEWATCH – Peach Generation
SADIST – In the Shadow of the Swastika
MELLAKKA – Traditio

Amanda & Kimyia: Discharge?
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS – Tub Disaster
R.I.P. – Antimilitar
DISCHARGE – Never Again
PARTISANS – Police Story
THE KIDS – Do You Love the Nazis?

Dan:
IN SCHOOL – Bloodlust
ALLERGIC TO BULLSHIT – Palms, Cards, Water
PURE DISGUST – White Silence

Outro song:
LOS CRUDOS – Del Pasado al Presente

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!