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New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

“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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New Blood! PURE PRESSURE, PESADILLA, BONDAGE, FINAL, and BOOJI BOYS


June 30th, 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:

pure pressure logo

PURE PRESSURE

Date & location formed:
March 2016 in Toronto.

Reason for forming:
To play hardcore punk in a low key, low stress band with people we haven’t played with before. Most of us aren’t really that close, and I guess we thought this would be a fun and rewarding way to spend time together outside of shows.

What are your lyrics about?
Karla: I was in an abusive relationship on/off for four years, and once I moved to Toronto and was completely removed from that person and the relationship, I realized that I had suppressed a lot of what had happened over those years.
With everything coming back, and that person coming into town for a festival, I began having panic attacks due to the fear of being put into another one of those situations again. But I was very fortunate and I was able to attend therapy sessions so when I was in the same rooms with that person, I no longer felt that fear or anxiety, and it was no longer me who was having to leave the room. So the majority of the writing ended up being about all the different sides to the spectrum of being in that type of relationship, and how devastating the aftermath of it can be.
I have also been displaced for the majority of my life, having spent the first 4 years in Mexico, growing up in the American Midwest (Kansas City), and then living in the Canadian PNW, so touching on the broken immigration systems in both the US and Canada came naturally as a part of the lyrics.

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How would you describe your sound?
Robert: It’s pretty traditional hardcore punk i.e. early Agnostic Front, Negative Approach, Straight Ahead, etc. When we started piecing together our first songs I kind of wanted to do a throwback to what is, in my opinion, the golden age of contemporary Toronto HC (bands like Urban Blight, Violent Future, and Bad Choice, all of who existed before I lived here). But I don’t really think anyone else in the band thought about it that way, and we maybe don’t sound much like those bands all in all.

What’s in the future for this band?
Write some more songs, play some more shows. We have a couple good ones coming up in the next few weeks, and we are playing Not Dead Yet in October.

Links and contact info:

purepressure.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
PESADILLA

Date & location formed:
October 2015, Santiago de Chile.

Reason for forming:
We like punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Lyrics are about true survivors.

How would you describe your sound?
Third world noise.

What’s in the future for this band?
Nobody knows….. yet.

Pesadilla (photo by Franco Buccioni)

Pesadilla (photo by Franco Buccioni)

Links and contact info:

pesadillapunk.bandcamp.com

 

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BONDAGE

Date & location formed:
February 2016.

Reason for forming:
We all had a want for a place we could come together and create music. Each one of our experiences as women within our community, city, country, and world are all different. We come from different backgrounds, cities, families, cultures yet having a place to vent, talk about our lives, hang out and not feel judgement and write punk was something important to us.

What are your lyrics about?
Sometimes, they’re serious. Sometimes, tongue and cheek. A way to get across: we are all tired. So fucking tired. Of everything.

How would you describe your sound?
Bratty moody punk.
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What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our demo about a week ago and have only played two shows. Our next show is with PATSY in July in Austin. It’s goin’ be sick.

Links and contact info:
bondagetx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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FINAL

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Reason for forming:
We decided to form the band to do something different than our side projects, our guitar player is also in SECTA, the bass player plays for TRAICION, the drummer’s in TUMBAS, and we all share the same taste in music.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are basically a cocktail of personal stuff we live through on a daily basis. Stories of raw human decadence, cries of agony, it’s all reflective of our dystopian view of the future.

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How would you describe your sound?
We’ve always aimed for the rawest sound possible, taking reference from bands like CRIMEN fom Mexico with their distorted guitars and bass lines, DESTINO FINAL from Spain with delayed and echoed vocals, and last but not least the catchy sound of ESKORBUTO.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are touring in the US west and east coasts and we’re playing at the Latino Punk Fest in New York in August. We’re planning to record a long play record to accompany the demo, and our EP called Muerte that is coming out soon. After that we want to tour as much as we can, get to every corner of the globe, and wait until the Judgement Day arrives.

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Links and contact info:
finalpunk.bandcamp.com/releases
facebook.com/finalmentefinal

 

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Band name:
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BOOJI BOYS

Date & location formed:
Winter 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Reason for forming:
5 local rockers looking to rock out for the local rock scene / Just some buds that were lookin to rock.

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Booji Boys (photo by Justin Crowe’s iPhone)

What are your lyrics about?
Fun in the sun, the class war and shameful fantasies.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock/Hard Rock punk power pop? hardcore? I don’t know just rocknroll, buddie.

What’s in the future for this band?
Less talkin’ and more rockin’ / ***big new album comin out***

Links and contact info:

boojiboysfuneral.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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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.



NEW MRR T-Shirt — “Two Partied Out?”


June 27th, 2016 by

The latest and greatest in the Maximum Rocknroll lookbook, now available on our webstore!

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Based on an original flyer for Maximum Rocknroll Radio on KPFA, this is a must for the dedicated fan of everyone’s favorite weekly dose of contemporary and classic DIY punk. Available in sizes XS-2XL. Get yours today!

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MRR Radio #1511 • 6/26/16


June 26th, 2016 by

Amelia ANOK4U2 brings you some old, some new, some high on glue…

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Ladies & Gentlemen, How do?
DAMNED – Love Song
ZYANOSE – Love Song

For Katsunori
DANSE MACABRE – Think About Death
BAWS – Like Let’s Have a Ball
IRON CROSS – Crucified for Your Sins
MUTANT ITCH – Spider
CHAOS TRIBE – Muerte Súbita

I Want Ya Back
BRIARD – I Really Hate Ya
TOŽIBABE – Bog
GASH – God is Dead
THE NIXE – Happens

Nagasaki Nightrider
LIP CREAM – Born to Loose
STALIN – Niku
LAUGHIN’ NOSE – Hell Home
OUTO – I Like Cola
CLAY – Future Terror

Ready to Rot
PLASMATICS – Butcher Baby
SIC BOY FEDERATION – Exploding Baby
BLACK EASTER – What the Fuck
SIC BOY FEDERATION – World Disasters

To Sir with Love
JIMMY SMACK – Hating Life
LOU MIAMI – Dancing with Death

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! SLUR, FUSSY, DOXX, AND CRUMB


June 23rd, 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:
SLUR

Date & location formed:
Fall 2014, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
The band progressed naturally out of us meeting together once a month to blow off steam from work and to partake in something genuinely enlivening, not dead and mass-produced, through sound. Over the course of the fall and winter we felt certain themes and ideas emerging from our improvisations that we wanted to hone in on.

We want to address power, desire, suffering, sexuality, fantasy, love and hate without adhering to any particular pre-conceived attitude or playing style. Our songs are fleshed out from free-form improvisations to reflect the spontaneity which we want to manifest.

We wish to give shape to otherwise unnameable desires.

SLUR (photo by Thomas Ignatius)

SLUR (photo by Thomas Ignatius)

What are your lyrics about?
Intoxication, regret, fear, failure, strength, masochism, romanticized despair, fractured masculinity, loss, hauntings.

How would you describe your sound?
Cavernous, dream-like, meditative, gothic, an angel exploding. Someone once described it as “wasted in the passenger seat of a car.”

What’s in the future for this band?
We have been separated for a while geographically but will be reunited in the fall, when we will begin work on pushing our sound into different realms, releasing a record and developing our live show. Until then we will be playing one-off gigs, practicing when we can and working on

Links and contact info:

ssslurrr.bandcamp.com
ssslurrr.tumblr.com

 

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Band name:fussy demo artwork
FUSSY

Date & location formed:
April 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Reason for forming:
I play in two other bands that are other peoples projects and I wanted to start something that was mine and be able to play by my own rules.

What are your lyrics about?
A sour friendship. The songs are about loving someone you cant trust and the frustration that comes from this. The songs are about FUSSY.

How would you describe your sound?
It’s anxious and noisy but fun.

What’s in the future for this band?
Im dubbing tapes of the demo right now…and printing shirts….and going to record an EP around halloween. I’m in the middle of booking a tour with a band called OVVN that should happen in Aug.

Links and contact info:
whoisfussy.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DOXX

Date & location formed:
Formed in March 2016 in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

DOXX (photo by Pelluco Fernandez)

DOXX (photo by Pelluco Fernandez)

Reason for forming:
The Ottawa hardcore scene is (predominantly) macho garbage. We hope to shake things up a little with a femme-fronted political hardcore punk band in a city of basketball shorts and bands who identify as “hardcore, not punk” (gross).

What are your lyrics about?
Seven month winters draining your desire to do anything at all; heteronormativity and toxic masculinity in the punk scene; masculine / flexing / powerlifting hardcore dudes.

How would you describe your sound?
Straight forward hardcore punk tinged with slime.

What’s in the future for this band?
Aiming to put out a 7″ and do a short US tour. Until then, shaking up macho hardcore lineups and creating discomfort through Sof’s unabashed feminine anger.

Links and contact info:

doxxottawa.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CRUMB is Damon, Oskar, Brenayin, Cam.

Date & location formed:
April twentieth in the year of our Lord, 1969 in Vancouver BC.

Reason for forming:
Freedom, man.

What are your lyrics about?
Being human in a society designed by aliens

How would you describe your sound?
Our demo sounds better after you throw it in the garbage.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our demo is coming out on tape on Slow Death Records. Other than that, we’ll see what the big man upstairs has in store for us.

CRUMB (photo by Ted Liu)

CRUMB (photo by Ted Liu)

Links and contact info:

crumbvancouver.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 #1510 • 6/19/16


June 19th, 2016 by

Layla demonstrates the healing power of gentle strums with added neural input from Grace

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Intro song:
ALMOST 21- Drowning In The Rug

Layla gets angular and fatal
QUANGO – Fatality
THE FALL – It’s the New Thing
ANGRY ANGLES – Blockhead
TERRY – 8 Girls

Layla ingests some demented calories
TWINKEYZ – Tonight
COUNTER INTUITS – Dementia/Dementia
CAL & THE CALORIES – My Calorie
ANDY HUMAN – Sarcastic

Grace destroys brains daily
EFIALTIS – Efialtis
KALEIDOSCOPE – Elephant
MYSTIC INANE – We Tell Ourselves Stories
IN SCHOOL – Awakening

Layla realizes America is a dream
ALICJA POP – Calm World
THE WORLD – Lullaby
SUICIDE – Dream Baby Dream
CURLEE WURLEE – I Wanna Know
CRAIG BELL – America Now

Outro song:
LANDLORDS – Countess Sophia

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!