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Maximum Rocknroll #416 • Jan 2018

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MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

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New Blood! POLIS-ÄCKEL, DARK ERA, and MIRRORED LIPS


March 31st, 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…

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Artwork by Francesco Goat

Band name:
POLIS-ÄCKEL

Date & location formed:
We started rehearsing infrequently in late 2014. We live in the Marche region, in Italy.

Reason for forming:
Our aim was to create our own d-beat band, just a few distorted chords without much musical finesse. Loud and noisy to the max, with angry as fuck lyrics and vocals. We were moved by the noisier releases of bands such as Disclose, Electric Funeral, Maquina Muerta, Frigora and so on… We chose a swedish band name for a d-beat
‘tribute,’ it means “disgust for police.”

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics address violent reactions to police repression and the fascist state of the system. Utilizing anarchist ideology as a foundation on which to build upon ruins of these rotting world.

How would you describe your sound?
We would like to make our sound the more noisy and as aggressive as possible. No musical skill, just anger and distortion.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have planned a 7″ release with Imminent Destrucion records from UK for next summer. Then, play around a bit and let’s see what will happen next.

Polis-Äckel (photo by Valentina Giacuzzo)

Polis-Äckel (photo by Valentina Giacuzzo)

Links and contact info:


polis-ackel.bandcamp.com
imminentdestruction.bigcartel.com

 

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Artwork by Melanie Barron

Artwork by Melanie Barron

Band name:
DARK ERA

Date & location formed:
Before summer solstice 2014. St. Johns Newfoundland.

Reason for forming:
We’ve all known each other and been in bands together for so long. wanted to play music we wanted to play. Started out with a few riffs we had kicking around for a while then went from there.

What are your lyrics about?
Cosmic, spiritual, and emotional warfare. Astral catalepsy. Astral projection. inter-dimensional entities and ancestral demons. Reincarnation.
Space. Time. Life. Change. Instinct.
Basic survival. Dark age trials and tribulations.

How would you describe your sound?
Trotting through desolate barrens in the blinding fog. blackened d-beatish punk.

Dark Era (photo by Ritche Perez)

Dark Era (photo by Ritche Perez)

What’s in the future for this band?
Getting ready to release ” Nightscapes” EP. Recording new full length within the next few months. Also in the process of writing an album of mantras in combination with sigils.

Links and contact info:

darkera709.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
MIRRORED LIPS

Date & location formed:
April 2015, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Reason for forming:
We were recording the piano and vocals for our free-jazz project and recorded a punk album in some spare half hour of the booked time. Got our kicks. Were hooked right away.

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What are your lyrics about?
We sing of death to pigs, the premature aging of baristas, Television the band, our ninety-year-old friend, and of the tough life that small insects have to plug through in a big city.

How would you describe your sound?
One girl took a car and crashed the drums, the other plugged in her guitar and fell off a cliff into the sea, the third one came afterwards and deeply sighed.

What’s in the future for this band?
Plug through in this huge thing of a World.

Links and contact info:

mirroredlipsss.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 #1498 • 3/27/16


March 27th, 2016 by

Exhausted and destroyed by the mania of print week, co-coordinators Grace and Brendan take a dizzying spin through the new bins and beyond.

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Intro song:
MYSTIC INANE – Ode to Joy

Cement fuckers.

Cement fuckers.

Thrilling Living
IN SCHOOL – Cement Fucker
LEMONADE – Forced Sterilization
WARM BODIES – Turn Me Into Gel
TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT – Maintenance of an Application
UROCHROMES – I Don’t Wanna Be Like Me

Perverts Again and Again and Again
PERVERTS AGAIN – Brute in the Bathroom
ANIMAL LOVER – Patience
BIB – No Exist
NOTS – Dust Red

Pure Pop for Now People
THE DISTRIBUTORS – T.V. Me
THE CIGARETTES – You Were So Young
UNDERTONES – Over You
THE TIGHTS – Howard Hughes
THE WASPS – Teenage Treats

Popular Music by Popular Demand
HOME BLITZ – Murder in My Heart
FRUSTRATION – Victoires Prochaines
JOHN SCARY – Shouting Distance
HOMOSTUPIDS – Wearing Sammy
MYSTERY DATE – The One That You Really Want

Outro song:
NEGATIVE SCANNER – Ambitious People

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! MASSES, BLACKBALL, DIORETIX, ŻONA ZŁA, and TRASH KNIFE


March 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:sticker
MASSES

Date & location formed:
Sometime around 2014… In Melbourne.

Reason for forming:
Masses started out as our original drummer Ryan and James who now plays guitar and sings. They used to fill in time waiting for their bandmates from their now defunct band Nuclear Flowers to show up… which luckily they never did… so Masses got started haha. It started initially as straight up anarcho-punk 2-piece taking cues from bands like early Rudimentary Peni and The Mob but the sound evolved with the new members and became a 4 piece. A few line up shuffles later and now it’s me (Tessa) on bass, Ashleigh on drums, Nellie on synth, vox & James on guitar, vox.

What are your lyrics about?
James and Nellie share the lyrics writing duties and they both have very distinct styles, I guess themes centering more broadly about an intense culture of apathy in Australia and ensuing human rights violations that continue to be ignored. With specific mentions to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers and persecution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. But it’s not all doom and gloom… we do a mean Midnight Oil cover.

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How would you describe your sound?
Anarcho & new wave’s shitty divorce.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our first LP “Moloch” will be out sometime in April 2016 on Lost in Fog Records in Australia & Mass Media Records in the US. We’re touring North America in July/August, doing some dates with Pleasure Leftists from Cleveland, which we are super excited about.

Links and contact info:

massesmelbourne.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/massesmelbourne

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
Early 2015, Raleigh, NC.

Reason for forming:
Ericka told me (Jeff) at one point that no one would start a hardcore band with her where she lives in Richmond, VA. A couple of us in Raleigh had started playing music together just for fun, and I decided to recruit Ericka to make the commute and sing for us. Everything kind of fell into place after that.

What are your lyrics about?
Ericka writes all the lyrics. When I asked her this question she said: “It’s complicated.”

Blackball (photo by Megan Gallagher)

Blackball (photo by Megan Gallagher)

How would you describe your sound?
The finest examples of catchy 80s hardcore punk dubbed way too loud to tape. Also, most of us in this band believe that Out Cold is the greatest band that ever existed.

What’s in the future for this band?
We put out a 3-song tape, which is coming out as a 7” with 3 more tracks on Sorry State Records very soon (hopefully). The plan is to do an East Coast/Midwest tour sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Links and contact info:

Keep peepin’ sorrystaterecords.com for the 7” to drop.
Should be out mid-April 2016!

 

 

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Band name:dioretix-edlee
DIORETIX

Date & location formed:
San Francisco, 2015.

Reason for forming:
The underground music scene in SF is in pretty bad shape right now. Rather than move somewhere that’s more hip, like lots of people are doing, we’re still here trying to create something special for ourselves and what’s left of our community.

What are your lyrics about?
Dave steals all his lyrics and ideas from ELTON JOHN and DOUGLAS ADAMS.

How would you describe your sound?
A close friend once said we sound like a less pretentious TRAGEDY, haha!

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording, writing, making friends.

Links and contact info:
dioretix.bandcamp.com

Dioretix (photo by Robert Bishop and Lizzy Byrne)

Dioretix (photo by Robert Bishop and Lizzy Byrne)

 

 

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Band name:zz andrzej
ŻONA ZŁA

Date & location formed:
a while back (sometime in 2015) in a damp dark room of Karate Club during a drunken BLOWINS practice Andrzej grabbed a mic and proved to know what he is doing…

Reason for forming:
to destroy ourselves as we cannot destroy this fucked up world.

What are your lyrics about?
scumbags in the streets, dumbing down of society, depression and frustration, regression and stagnation, patridiotism, no future no hope…

ZONA ZLA (photo by Adam Brzostek)

ZONA ZLA (photo by Adam Brzostek)

How would you describe your sound?
punk. 80s hardcore mixed with UK82 plus a bit more of 80s Polish hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
we put out a demo tape – which is almost gone, a few people want to help us with a 7″.

Links and contact info:

 

 

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Band name:shitlogo
TRASH KNIFE

Date & location formed:
Fall of 2015 / Philadelphia PA.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to be in band that was different from our other still active bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Having a good time, dancing at shows, skate boarding, being true to yourself, female empowerment.

How would you describe your sound?
Garage hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tape on endless daze this sping, 7” on P-Trash this summer. 5 week European Tour Fall 21016. Long term – LP Hopefully in Spring, and to continue this pace of releases.

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Links and contact info:
trashknife.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 #1497 • 3/20/16


March 24th, 2016 by

Pete and Langford talk you through yet another day of your dreary life.

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Wake up ragin’.
SUNPOWER – Another Rage

We didn't play this, but look at that cover! So great.

We didn’t play this, but look at that cover! So great.

Read the news to stay current.
NAKED LIGHTS – New Carrion
WHATEVER BRAINS – An Object
SNOB – Death Erection
GLASSBOOTS – I Want to Wear You
FATE VS FREE WILLY – Bitches

Take the train to work.
DRIVE LIKE JEHU – Bullet Train to Vegas
THE NATION OF ULYSSES – Last train to Cool
MISSION OF BURMA – Train
THE VAN PELT- The Speeding Train
FRENCH TOAST – Train’s Leavin’
BATON ROUGE – Voyages en Train la Nuit

Daydream about the sea.
BEEF JERK – Move into the Ocean
WAVELESS – Yellowknife Bay
THE BANANAS – The Sundering Sea
THE DICKS – Off-duty Sailor

Hum a song on your way home.
MARRÓN – Capital
ORATIONS – Circus of Currents

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! BODY PRESSURE, RAN, and VIOLENCE


March 17th, 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…

Artwork by Theresa Moher

Band name:
BODY PRESSURE

Date & location formed:
August 2015 / Austin, TX

Reason for forming:
After Faiza left Hatred Surge and put Mindless on hold for the time being, she wanted to pursue doing another band but something different. Tired of being in bands with all white men, all men or feeling like her voice wasn’t being heard, Melissa and Faiza started talking about forming a band. Eventually, they approached Bryan Taylor who had already played with Faiza in several bands, with their ideas. Tommy and Melissa worked together at a burrito shop in North Texas years
before. and it turns out Tommy’s band and Faiza & Bryan’s old band had played together in California at some point, so when we locked ourselves in the practice space- it just clicked.

What are your lyrics about?
Being a woman, Being a person of color, Being a person of color who is a woman. My father being beaten because he is an Arab immigrant. My mother being whipped in school for speaking her native language. My family, my people being treated like trash their entire lives because of our culture, our skin color and who we are. All the bigotry, hatred, self-doubt, self-hatred and bullshit we drudge through every single goddamn day. This world and the shit and human that fill it with toxic waste.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore with a purpose.

Body Pressure (photo by Dave Creaney)

What’s in the future for this band?
We released our demo and played our first show in October of 2015 with G.L.O.S.S (which was so sick!) and have been poppin’ around playing shows and fests like This is Austin, Not that Great and Everything is Not OK. We hope to release a 12” this summer and tour the US.

Links and contact info:

bodypressure.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
RAN

Date & location formed:
March 2015 in Buenos Aires, Capital Federal.

Reason for forming:
We all had hardcore punk bands before and decided to make a band together to play something different in our scene. Our first gig was in september 2015 for the release of our first demo on tape, since then we played only 8 gigs in our city and another near cities in Argentina and we’ve been very active.

What are your lyrics about?
In the demo lyrics are about a spanish anarchist called Lucio Urtubia, a bad trip on drugs, how society is fucked up in our country, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Pop music but really noisy and loud, vocals with lots of reverb and fuzzy guitars, some synths and influence from 90’s sound, kind of post punk with some shoegaze.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re about to release a 7″ with 2 new songs, very different from our demo, punk with audio samples and synths, planning to record an LP later this year and touring and hanging around as much as we can.

Links and contact info:

r-a-n.bandcamp.com
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Band name:
VIOLENCE

Date & location formed:
Summer 2015 in Oakland, California.

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Violence (photo by Carlos Garcia)

Reason for forming:
We wanted to play punk with just girls, no boys, no bullshit.

What are your lyrics about?
Dominance, anarchy, female power…basically bubblegum punk and BDSM. Our singer is a pro-domme and she is writing about her daily life and songs about our girl gang.

How would you describe your sound?
Catchy bass heavy primitive pogo with no guitar.

What’s in the future for this band?
To keep having a blast & causing chaos. We’ll be playing Manic Relapse Fest in April, and we have a lot of California shows coming up but we really want to tour and see our friends worldwide. Most importantly, we hope to influence other women to start their own bands. Krystal, our drummer, didn’t know how to play drums six months before we recorded our demo, Lexy was briefly in one other band years ago and this is Amanda’s first time writing riffs. Amelia was in Cervix, but we all still feel like we’re really new to this. Basically, anyone can do this, and we hope you will, too. Punk is not a boys club!

Links and contact info:
violenceoakland (at) gmail.com
Demo tapes are currently being put out on multiple cassette labels all over the world.

 

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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.