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New Blood! MALA MENTE, LACE, PURITANS, HYÄNE, PETITE, ESSEX MURO, and BAD VIBES

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

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NO FIGHT NO GET

MRR Radio #1549 • 3/19/17

Things can get kind of boring and repetitious over here at MRRHQ, so today Grace stick 'n pokes Matt while ...

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MRR Radio #1548 • 3/12/17

Mexico City's Cadenaxo dropped by the compound at the end of their west coast tour. CADENAXO - Cadenaxo (Los Tirios) DESOBEDIENCIA CIVIL ...

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D-Sagawa (photo by Reid Haithcock)

New Blood! D-SAGAWA, TASHME, THE BOLOS, SLOPERS, and D-BOYS

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

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Maximum Rocknroll #407 • April 2017

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #407, the April 2017 issue — can you handle it? We talk to Brazil’s FUTURO, ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #407 • April 2017

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #407, the April 2017 issue — can you handle it? We talk to Brazil’s FUTURO, who are about to set out on a full US tour; L.A.’s GENERACION SUICIDA give us the report from their UK/Ireland jaunt, OHYDA talk bringing delay-drenched hardcore to Poland, and ULTRA clue us into punk life in Barcelona in advance of their first US tour. THE CAVEMEN get nuts in London via New Zealand, CROOKED BANGS make dark punk in Austin, Finland’s KOVAA RASVAA teach us about their steady diet of Discharge, pork fat, and alcohol, and Icelandic duo ROHT find the sweet spot between powerviolence and punk. Plus, we have a scene report from Cleveland that proves it’s not “The Most Miserable Place to Live,” and we speak to K9-67, the most mysterious-guy hardcore band of them all! All this plus the best film, record, book, demo, and zine review sections going. Order today!

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New Blood! MALA MENTE, LACE, PURITANS, HYÄNE, PETITE, ESSEX MURO, and BAD VIBES


March 23rd, 2017 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:
MALA MENTE

Date & location formed:
We formed in Denver, CO around December of 2016.

Reason for forming:
We’re all close friends and we do a lot of different types of work together. As a brown femme in punk, I would rarely ever see other femmes in bands, particularly femmes of color, so I felt a certain representation was missing and I wanted to help fill that void.

What are your lyrics about?
We wanted to talk about issues we feel passionately about.. that may make some feel uncomfortable. Our lyrics touch on racism, certain forms of assault, police brutality, colonization, anti-borders, heartbreak, machismo. Issues that many people, who may not have a platform to speak on these things, can relate to.

How would you describe your sound?
I’ve heard “Heavy, cathartic, sludgy hardcore” someone compared us to Dystopia and I want that person to know they’re wrong.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are playing Book Your Own Fest, a DIY fest in Olympia that centers Womxn/Queer/Trans/Femme/PoC voices in Punk and Hardcore on April 29th & 30th. We just released our self-titled EP. We have tapes and shirts on the way! We live in different parts of the country but we work around the distance.

Mala Mente (photos by Ethan Hsieh)

Links and contact info:

malamentehc.bandcamp.com
or through facebook as: mala(space)mente.
For faster responses on FB: Ix Ix Chel.

 

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Band name:

 

LACE

Date & location formed:
January 2016//Houston Texas.

Reason for forming:
Creating something with old friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Destructive human behavior.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore/Post Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
A full length LP on Iron Lung Records. Playing San Antonio’s San La Muerte Festival, and looking for select shows around the country.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/lacetx
lacetx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PURITANS

Date & location formed:
Early 2016.

Reason for forming:
Creative outlet.

What are your lyrics about?
Societal pressures, criticism of human behavior, religion, anxiety, romanticization of depression and suicide, selfishness, self-righteousness

How would you describe your sound?
Post-punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Planning on recording new songs in the next few months, and keep playing shows.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/PuritansVancouver
puritansband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

HYÄNE

Date & location formed:
Summer/fall 2015 in Berlin.

Reason for forming:
Three friends who wanted to start a band.

What are your lyrics about?
Social issues, fucked up society and weltuntergang.

How would you describe your sound?
The idea was to play angry and raw post-punk inspired by early 80s west-berlin/german and U.K. punk bands from the cold war era.

What’s in the future for this band?
travelling and playing live as much as possible. new songs, records, … and getting more hooked on synths.

HYÄNE (photo by Romeo of Padkarosda)

Links and contact info:

hyaene.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
PETITE

Date & location formed:
11/15/2016 – Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
Escaping heartbreak to do something we love.

What are your lyrics about?
Intersections of oppression, the experience of being female, social justice, a better future.

How would you describe your sound?
Chaos En France walks in on No Future Records knockin’ boots with Riot City.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tours, romance, bad jokes, pushing our demo and possibly a record?

Petite (photo by Darren Plank)

Links and contact info:

petitepdx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
ESSEX MURO

Date & location formed:
2015 Raleigh North Carolina @ roach garden.

Reason for forming:
We had the idea floating around for a couple of months before we started writing for it. Honestly, we were just fucking bored and thought it would be cool to play with our favorite local punk bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Our shitty house that we all live in AKA (roach garden) and local weirdos.

How would you describe your sound?
Weird psych hardcore punk, I guess.

What’s in the future for this band?
Records, more speed and touring.

Essex Muro (photo by Will Butler)

Links and contact info:

essexmuro.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
BAD VIBES

Date & location formed:
Cardiff, Wales, April 2016.

Reason for forming:
I made the demo on this knackered Tascam years ago, and then forgot about it. I’d been back in Cardiff a year, and Max from Joanna Gruesome liked the tracks so much he decided he’d start a band with guys from Artefact and Caramel to play them live. I kindly got asked to join.

What are your lyrics about?
Fragility. Dull stuff. Konbini Boys is about two young guys who worked at the 7/11 near my place when I lived in Japan. They were total dudes, and often worked the same shift. One of them went missing for a while. I asked why, and his friend whispered the guy was ‘too heartbroken’ to come to work, which I liked. Bad Vibes the song is about this deli in Glasgow I eventually got fired from. Behind the scenes it was fucking disgusting, and I’m pretty sure it had ties to organised crime.

How would you describe your sound?
Regressive, largely unhelpful.

What’s in the future for this band?
Regret. New demo in May!

Bad Vibes (photo by Will Dickins)

Links and contact info:

badvibescc.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 #1549 • 3/19/17


March 19th, 2017 by

Things can get kind of boring and repetitious over here at MRRHQ, so today Grace stick ‘n pokes Matt while he tries to DJ one-handed and talk about cool punk music.

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Intro song:
SO MUCH HATE – Progress

NO FIGHT NO GET

Newness
MIDNITE SNAXXX – I’ve Been a Jerk
RETRASERES – Tu Antes Molabas
OI POLLOI – Soil Yourself
VIVISEKTIO – Ruumiita
QUESTION – A New You

Bloody Inkstains Across Sweden
LÄDERNUNNAN – Ensam I Natt
GRISEN SKRIKER – Ettusen Punks
LIVIN’ SACRIFICE – Fuck Off
USCH – Röda Rummet
PROFAN RELIK – Ensam Kvar
TT REUTER – Hör Inte Till

Hakodate Hardcore
CRUDE – Just Go Go Ahead
BALANCE – Twisted History
MUSTANG – Over Drive
ETÆ – Rotten To the Core

Nasty ’80s Hardcore from the Rockies
WHITE TRASH – Nazis In My Neighborhood
BUM KON – Drunken Sex Sucks
ANTI SCRUNTI FACTION – Daddy’s Little Girl
FRANTIX – You’re Ill
LEPERS – So We Can Talk

Bloody Inkstains across Texas and California
THE HUNS – Busy Kids
CHILD MOLESTERS – I’m Gonna Punch You In the Face
THE NEXT – Cheap Rewards

Outro song:
D.S.B. – Never Die

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 #1548 • 3/12/17


March 12th, 2017 by

Mexico City’s Cadenaxo dropped by the compound at the end of their west coast tour.

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CADENAXO – Cadenaxo (Los Tirios)

Photo: Angela Owens

DESOBEDIENCIA CIVIL – Padres y Patriarcas
ABORTICIDIO – Está Culero
ABSURDO – El Tabaco Apesta
POLO PEPO – San Felipe es Punk

MALCRIA – Consumismo Libertario
RIÑA – Vulnerables
NIÉGALO TODO – Niégalo Todo
DESPERFECTO – Olvidé

ATOXXICO – Punks de Mierda
TERCER MUNDO – Apatico
SACRIFICIO – Mátate, No Estés Chingando
LOS MONJO – Con Cerdos
REBEL’D PUNK – H.E.R.O.I
ORQUESTA EL MACABEO – Se pone difícil

CADENAXO – El Soberbio
CADENAXO – La Crisis en la Ciudad

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! D-SAGAWA, TASHME, THE BOLOS, SLOPERS, and D-BOYS


March 9th, 2017 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:
D-SAGAWA

Date & location formed:
We deformed December 25th 2015, I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a cold frosty christmas morning and we met with each other to jam in an old abandonded baby-food factory on the MA/NH line after answering a craigslist ad posted by our bassist Jon a few nights prior. Chills ran down my spine as Larry stroked that first chord. from that moment on, I knew this would become something.

D-Sagawa (photo by Reid Haithcock)

Reason for forming:
Because we ran out of things to set on fire(in the name of Kawakami).

What are your lyrics about?
Death.

How would you describe your sound?
A bear being killed by a motorcycle.

What’s in the future for this band?
Prison, torturous existence, then eventually death. As for now, we are currently recording tracks for new releases and will play in your basement.

Links and contact info:
Contact T.P.P at 617-485-6296 cuz hes a cool guy, or email us at
d-sagawa666.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TASHME

Date & location formed:
We formed in April 2016 in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Reason for forming:
We’re all friends who have been going to shows and playing in bands for years and I guess we just had the resources and motivation to work on something together. We wanted to do something with a serious tone to it, in terms of lyrical content and stylistically. We named the band after a Japanese internment camp in BC, Canada where one of our member’s grandfather was held during WWII. This was sort of a starting point of what would inform some of our lyrics.

What are your lyrics about?
Different songs cover different topics but some recurring lyrical themes include: the unjust incarceration/detainment of people, dealing with more personal issues like anxiety, exploitation within capitalism, and a little bit of scene politics. Some songs are in Spanish.

How would you describe your sound?
I’m not really sure. We wanted to take influences from 80s Hardcore bands like Jerry’s Kids, YDI, Void and things in that vain. I think we started there and added some breakdowns, more throaty vocals, and a bit of a metallic edge. D-beats.

What’s in the future for this band?
More releases (working on an EP), touring.

Tashme (photo by Chelsea Watt)

Links and contact info:

tashme.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
THE BOLOS

Date & location formed:
2015, San Antonio.

Reason for forming:
Our after bar jams started to sound good.

What are your lyrics about?
How shitty your mid 20’s can be.

How would you describe your sound?
Garage punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Touring the mid-west and east coast this march to play Sick Weekend.

Links and contact info:
thebolos.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/TheBolosTX

 

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Band name:
SLOPERS

Date & location formed:
Amy: Some time in 2016; someplace in Chicago.
Luke: Chicago in 2016.

Reason for forming:
Amy: We just wanted to have a good time.
Luke: There really wasn’t a reason not to start a band.

What are your lyrics about?
Amy: The lyrics are about having good times, having bad times, being lazy, eating doughnuts, and getting shredded.
Luke: Shit talking, eating shit, dealing with shit, fuckin’ shit…..

How would you describe your sound?
Amy: The musical equivalent of making poor decisions in a good choose your own adventure book.
Luke: We literally don’t give a fuck about anything, so whatever that translates to into your ears.

What’s in the future for this band?
Amy: Not sure, but we’re gonna try our goddamn best.
Luke: Doing a split with Alouette (Chicago), hopefully doing a few dates outside of Chicago this summer (hit us up).

Slopers (photo by Lena Rush)

Links and contact info:

slopers.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/SLOPERS

 

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Band name:
D-BOYS

Date & location formed:
2016 in San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
I was hanging out in Southern California and really wanted to make an album.

What are your lyrics about?
Society, food.

How would you describe your sound?
Like you’re off-roading in a mini-van with all your friends.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tapes out and hopefully some shows; hit us up!

Links and contact info:

d-boys1.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.