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

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New Blood! BODY PARTY, URCHIN, SLUMP, MARBLED EYE, KUU-JAAT, and NARB


September 29th, 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:
BODY PARTY

Date & location formed:
January 2016, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
All of us wanted to try something new, half the band was new to their instruments but all enjoyed playing.

What are your lyrics about?
A mix of nihilistic self-reflecting stuff, political statements, and just straight up talkin’ shit.

How would you describe your sound?
A lot of noise and chaos with underlying groovy drum beats.

What’s in the future for this band?
Well, I think currently we’re all trying to figure out what we want for the next project. We’ve made a lot of changes, constantly wanting to construct our sound in a way we all like, and make the best stuff we can. Eventually we’ll be releasing a 10-12 song record, either late 2016 or early 2017. We’re all looking forward to it and we’re all pretty confident that it is a big step up from the demo, with some good changes.

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Links and contact info:

yrbodyismyparty.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
URCHIN

Date & location formed:
First practice was January, 2016. first show was April.

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Reason for forming:
PJ wrote a demo worth of material he had been sitting on for a while.

What are your lyrics about?
Being a fish in jail, bed bugs, war.

How would you describe your sound?
Early Swedish hc punk, middle era Varukers.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording a 7″ in October.

Links and contact info:

 

 

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Band name:
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SLUMP

Date & location formed:
Richmond VA, Around 2 years ago.

Reason for forming:
Sonic camaraderie. The NSA was listening so we turned the noise on. Slump is deafening delinquency that has taken this form of fuckery. The right members showed up at the right place at the right time, we’re just going with it.

What are your lyrics about?
Avoiding smug Rhetoric, we all feel a tension, a estranged urgency.

How would you describe your sound?
Broody scrambled grey matter.

What’s in the future for this band?
Put out.

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Links and contact info:

Slumpva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Marbled Eye

Date & location formed:
January 2016 in SF / Oakland, CA.

Reason for forming:
Our friends heard we were sitting on a few demos and booked a show for us without our permission.

What are your lyrics about?
You tell us.

How would you describe your sound?
More night time than afternoon.

What’s in the future for this band?
Cassette edition of the self-titled ep available in Europe via Paris label Gone With The Weed soon. Recording new material at Oakland’s Secret Bathroom Studios for a new release soon. Pacific Northwest tour soon.

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Marbled Eye (photo by Justin Divver)

Links and contact info:

marbledeye.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/marbledeye

 

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Band name:
KUU-JAAT

Date & location formed:
Formed early 2015 winter in south side shitcago.

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Reason for forming:
To play what we wanted to hear and being bored the fuck outta our minds with shit that was going around.

What are your lyrics about?
Nihilism, Depression, Being a fuck, Pig suckers, State control.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw Hardcore Punk influenced mostly by 80’s EU and Latino hcpunk bands.

What’s in the future for this band?
Try to put a record out hopefully, maybe another demo & splits with bands from south Asia.

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Links and contact info:

kuu-jaat.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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Band name:
NARB

Date & location formed:
We were formed May of 2016 in McAllen, TX (RGV).

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NARB (photo by Roldy Boc)

Reason for forming:
Pace: me and Tj had just got out of a band and wanted to be in a new one already, Jessie hadn’t been in a band for a while and wanted to start one, and Nelson had just started learning bass so it just made sense especially because we all wanted the same sound. We met up for practice and made our first three songs.

What are your lyrics about?
Hating yourself, hating others, hating cops, and drinking chlorine.

How would you describe your sound?
NARB-y B)

What’s in the future for this band?
We are having a tape release show for our new EP on October 27th which will also be available on our bandcamp the same day. Other than that we just plan making more music and going on a west coast tour in January.

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Photo by Roldy Boc

Links and contact info:

narb956.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.



Goodbye from G.L.O.S.S.


September 25th, 2016 by

A message from Olympia, WA hardcore band G.L.O.S.S.

Girls Living Outside Society's Shit, photo by Renate Winter.

Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit, photo by Renate Winter.

Hey y’all,

G.L.O.S.S. has decided to break up and move on with our lives. We all remain close friends, but are at a point where we need to be honest about the toll this band is taking on the mental and physical health of some of us. We are not all high-functioning people, and operating at this level of visibility often feels like too much.

We want to measure success in terms of how we’ve been able to move people and be moved by people, how we’ve been able to grow as individuals. This band has become too large and unwieldy to feel sustainable or good anymore—the only thing growing at this point is the cult of personality surrounding us, which feels unhealthy. There is constant stress, and traveling all the time is damaging our home lives, keeping us from personal growth and active involvement in our communities. Being in the mainstream media, where total strangers have a say in something we’ve created for other queer people, is exhausting.

The punk we care about isn’t supposed to be about getting big or becoming famous, it’s supposed to be about challenging ourselves and each other to be better people. It feels hard to be honest and inward when we are constantly either put on a pedestal or torn down, worshipped or demonized. We want to be whole people, not one-dimensional cartoons.

We are so thankful for everyone who has supported us and taken the time to tell us what we mean to you. If this band was for you, you know who you are, and no one can take that away. We will be playing Not Dead Yet Fest in Toronto in October, and planning one final show in the northwest with details to come. All of the money we make on Bandcamp after our break-up will be donated to the Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter, a low-barrier homeless shelter in Olympia, WA. Our records will remain in print.

Thank you for understanding why we have decided to put this down. While we know it might be sad for a lot of you, please understand that it is sad for us, too, but also relieving and nurturing. Ending the band is the right thing to do if we want to have healthy personal lives. (On that tip, while we appreciate your support so much, please don’t email us asking us not to break up or asking us about merch.)

We are eternally grateful for the people we have met and the places we have been due to G.L.O.S.S. Making these connections has been deeply rewarding and meaningful. Thank you so much for everything over the past year and a half.

Sharing this experience with you all has truly meant the world to us.

With love,
Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit



MRR Radio #1524 • 9/25/16


September 25th, 2016 by
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Guest DJ & philanthropist, Chuck comes through from Pittsburg, PA to bless MRR Radio with some classic punk 7″s.

Intro song:
FLIPPER “Get Away”

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Killer of Sheep

And we’re off…
KILLER OF SHEEP – Pawns
NO TALENTS – Easy Girl
CAUSTIC CHRIST – Doesn’t Anyone Want to Impress Jodie Foster Anymore?
BLOOD FARMERS – Cranked Up

Can yinz dig it?
HALF LIFE – Consider the Alternative
BARBED WIRE DOLLS – Killing Me
THE MOTARDS – Bombs Away
KROMOSOM – Paranoid

How about any of this, punker?
AUS ROTTEN – This Is Brainwash/Secret Police, Secret Army
PINK LINCOLNS – Cotton Mather
LSDOGS – You’re Done
SCARED OF CHAKA – Automatic

Three individual tracks and an entire B-side (because who wouldn’t want to hear an entire Lil Bunnies side???)
STEEL MINERS – What Can You Do
TEENGENERATE – Get Me Back
LIL BUNNIES – Carrot Juice Stomp/Hop, Fight, and Fuck/Bunnies
VIOLENT SOCIETY – In Crowd

Sam chimes in with a track while we peruse the inserts
SCREECHING WEASEL – Dingbat
SUBMACHINE – She Things (live)
D.R.I. – Against Me
TV FREAKS – D.Y.O.T.

Outro:
ZZZ HACKER – Zum Geburtstag

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! Y2K, GELD, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, FUR COAT, TARANTÜLA, and SEXPILL


September 22nd, 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:
Ooh, I know this one!… Y2K

Date & location formed:
SICK, Another easy question! We’re gonna ace this test. December 2k15 at 1905 Adeline St., Oakland CA 94608

Reason for forming:
Damn, a paragraph answer. I hate these questions. y2k was formed because we felt unprepared for an ambiguous future.

What are your lyrics about?
The way institutions manipulate facts to drive people into a controlled panic, excuses we make to avoid personal accountability, trying to process trauma, a flower.

How would you describe your sound?
The sound of stuffing your cash into your mattress; when you close the door on your airlock and you realize you don’t get wi-fi reception; the sound of four individuals trying to thrive in the new world; unhinged hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Before the ball drops, we have a PNW tour planned October 12-17. We’ll be distributing shirts to keep people warm and tapes to keep people informed.

y2k (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Y2K (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Links and contact info:

why2k.bandcamp.com
Or you can hit us up on slsk at briangraves, soccer.camp, bananaconda, khaghighi

 

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Band name:
GELD

Date & location formed:
2015 – Melbourne, Australia.

Reason for forming:
Cormac: Bored fuckless of the bands around us and wanted to do our own thing without preconceptions, see what happened through blending disparate influences. Our singer Al worked as a barman at my local and I noticed that he had a carousel of tasty punk t-shirts. Started chatting, discovered we’d similarly wide-ranging musical tastes. Myself, him, Rowley (drums) and Isaac (bass) were talking bollocks at the pub one night and they mentioned they’d been trying to get something together for a few years but couldn’t find the right guitarist. They’d all been in solid bands so I said I’d like to give it a shot and we took it from there. It’s fun doing a band where there’s no single personality demanding it be a certain way; we’re just letting it flow and it’s surprising how fully formed it feels.

What are your lyrics about?
Al: The crushing banality of existence, temptations of the first world, absurdist dystopian takes on anxiety and alienation.

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

How would you describe your sound?
We’ve had a pretty hard time describing it satisfactorily. I liked Tim from Maggot Fest’s take: “Something like Cleveland’s H-100s would come up with if they’d moved to Tokyo in the mid 90s, gone on a three-day conbini sake binge and then jumped on stage at a Burning Spirits show.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Our mate Jon’s just after re-releasing our demo tape on his label Space Ritual. We’ve another batch of songs almost ready so we’ll be looking to record them over the next months, then see if anyone can be arsed releasing them or do it ourselves.

Links and contact info:
spaceritual.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS

Date & location formed:
February 2016. We formed in a share house in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Reason for forming:
We originally started to play house parties and drink beer for free, make energy/cause trouble. We all live together so we recorded our E.P one afternoon.

What are your lyrics about?
Power, alcohol, coastal towns, sad heart, road trips perspectives, Melbourne and St Kilda, pleasure and not being lonely.

How would you describe your sound?
Short sharp and mean. Sounds of 70’s Australian rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Couldn’t tell you xx

Photo by (Doug Bennett )

Photo by (Doug Bennett )

Links and contact info:

amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/amylandthesniffers

 

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Band name:

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Logo by Erica Young

FUR COAT

Date & location formed:
Sometime during the dark Toronto winter of 2015/16, in a basement called Ozzy’s Palace.

Reason for forming:
Fear of the world around us.

What are your lyrics about?
Fear of the world to come.

How would you describe your sound?
Cataclysmic psych.

What’s in the future for this band?
Longer songs, fewer riffs, more pedals, a second demo (soon), a record (later), and touring (as soon as possible).

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Links and contact info:

fur-coat.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TARANTÜLA, not TARANTULA. It’s just that simple.

Date & location formed:
I dont know when we started, but thats of no consequence. all that matters is that we exist. We organized our troops in the putrid depths of Chicago subways and sewers. Mr.future, Drügface, Corporal Cunt, and Dr. DNA.

Reason for forming:
Because what the fuck else is there to do.

What are your lyrics about?
lyrical subjects are the collective consciousness of the lives, loves, and adventures of Tarantüla. And drug stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk rock music.

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

What’s in the future for this band?
Only Mr. Future can know these deeps secrets, and by no means are they fit to be strewn about the general public.

Links and contact info:

tarantulashocktroops.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
2014, South East Houston.

Reason for forming:
Swervy: Dani n I just met n shared the love 4 Japanese punk n agreed That Texas punk scene needed a change of pace, sound n influence. Dani: I became friends with Swervy and we just nerded out real hard on Japan punk. Around this time I was messing around w a guitar that a friend let me borrow. Once Swervy came up with a name I talked to Barry (drummer) and he was down to record a demo. Next day, Me n Barry went to His practice space, split an aderall and I called in to work and under 2 hrs we recorded a very crude demo I barely knew how to play guitar but somehow we recorded 3 tracks and then called up Swervy who some how hadn’t gotten any sleep in 24hrs and he just freestyled over the demo w a phasor pedal over his vocals.

What are your lyrics about?
Swervy: Not being ok in the head embracing being a weirdo hating the HPD n the shenanigans of being a party boy who loves beer.

How would you describe your sound?
Swervy: Fucked up noisey adk influence chaos.
Dani: Noisey punk from hell.

What’s in the future for this band?
Swervy: Hopefully tour n flexi maybe 7in if someone would help us out it out but definitely more shit coming out. Dani: it would be badass if we could tour but everyone else is in other bands and really busy always but hopefully one day we can tour. Tryna put out a 2-3 track flexi in the near future!

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Links and contact info:
sexpill.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 #1523 • 9/18/16


September 18th, 2016 by

THE STOPS and MACHO BOYS drove down from Portland to invade your radio waves!!

Play

Intro song:
THE STOPS – Another Day

The Stops, Macho Boys and their gang. Photo by Rita Gonsalves' self-timer.

The Stops, Macho Boys and their gang. Photo by Rita Gonsalves’ self-timer.

Samantha from MACHO BOYS kicks it off!!
DELTA 5 – Anticipation
GAUCHE – Pay Day
ANGRY ANGLES – Memphis Creep

Sam, Tekiah and Chris bring you new ragers and old faves
STEEL CHAINS – Counting Waves
BIG BOYS – TV
THE VITAMENS – R&R
LOWEST PRIORITY – Golden and Violent
RARE FORM – Not Ur Baby
GORILLA ANGREB – Astma
N.O.T.A. – Propaganda Control

Lizzie from THE STOPS takes you to Portland
WIPERS – Window Shop for Love
EXPLODING HEARTS – I’m a Pretender
YOUTHBITCH – Space Station

Fukuko, Ruby and Rita continue to pummel your brains
ZONE – Kagega
FORWARD – Go to Dive
THE SPLITS – I Know
SÄRKYNEET – Joku Hyvä Koira
RATSIA – Taidetta
RATOS DE PORÃO – Periferia

Cissie brings us to a full stop
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS – Levitation
EPPU NORMAALI – Poliisi Pamputtaa Taas

Outro song:
MACHO BOYS – Class of 1984

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!