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MRR Radio #1579 • 10/15/17

Strace and Strayla vote MITCH CARDWELL for President of Punk.  Intro song: AQUARIUM - Human Current Sounds from the New Bins MR. WRONG - ...

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MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

Matt is joined by Ben and Claudia for just another hour of the best new punk and hardcore worldwide! Intro ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #414 • Nov 2017

Are y'all ready for Maximum Rocknroll #414? Our November 2017 issue will teach you a thing or two all about ...

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MRR Radio #1577 • 10/1/17

Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

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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MRR Radio #1535 • 12/11/16


December 11th, 2016 by

Rob and Spencer pay tribute to the incomparable Sarah Kirsch. Her bands, message, influences and her passion for life and music.

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Intro song:
MOTHERCOUNTRY MOTHERFUCKERS – Mothercountry Motherfuckers

Sarah Kirsch

FUEL – Disengaged
SAWHORSE – Snap
SPITBOY – Seriously
PINHEAD GUNPOWDER – I Wanna
COLBOM – A Hymn For The Cowards, Libertines And Scoundrels

ISOCRACY – Rodeo
RAIN – World’s at War
UNITED MUTATION – Sensations Fix

JOHN HENRY WEST – Ten Thousand Words
NAVIO FORGE – Weaponizing
TORCHES TO ROME – Young Aresnal

PROJECT HATE – Actual Size
MANLIFTINGBANNER – Sister
FORMER MEMBERS OF ALFONSIN – Swimming in a Lake of Fire

BREAD AND CIRCUITS – White Man
PLEASE INFORM THE CAPTAIN THIS IS A HIJACK – Postcards From the Future

Outro song:
BAADER BRAINS – RE: The Procyon Incident

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! P.E.A.R.L., HÄRDA UT, SCRAP BRAIN, PEDESTRIAN, and NERVE QUAKES


December 8th, 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:
P.E.A.R.L.

Date & location formed:
2016 in Moreno Valley, California.

Reason for forming:
I was just really bored and wanted to start a project that was a love letter to early 80s hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Wanting to kill rapists, my mental health issues, hating people who only want to be my friend because I’m trans.

How would you describe your sound?
A dog barking through static.

What’s in the future for this band?
Almost finished recording a promo that should be out early January 2017. After that who knows.

P.E.A.R.L. ( photo by Wayne Ballard! )

Links and contact info:
pearlontheattack.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
HÄRDA UT

Date & location formed:
First band meeting June 9th 2015, Gothenburg Sweden.

Reason for forming:
Kim and Ismael had been practicing drum and bass together hoping that one day find two more members to do loud and noisy hardcore together with. Meanwhile, Kristina and Lauri had been talking about starting a band. They knew Ismael from playing guitar in another band and so Kristina called him one day, when he was sitting on the toilet, and the rest is history.

HÄRDA UT (photo by Marita Jansson)

What are your lyrics about?
Shitty situations in everyday life.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore made by teenage orc-punx in Mordor.

What’s in the future for this band?
Release an LP on ADAGIO830 in the beginning of 2017. Write some new songs and do some touring.

Links and contact info:

hardaut.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

SCRAP BRAIN

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016, London, UK.

Reason for forming:
We got together for First Timers, a weekend of gigs where every band plays their first show. It’s a project designed to encourage musical participation from people who otherwise might not feel able to, particularly people who are not straight white men. (Applications for 2017 have just opened, you should form a band: application form and more information at https://www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/)

What are your lyrics about?
Navigating millenial life as a mentally ill queer wreckhead.

How would you describe your sound?
Barely-controlled weirdo punk/nowave cacophony. Unhappy hardcore.

Scrap Brain ( photo by Joseph Oremus)

What’s in the future for this band?
Doing a weekender with Score in December. Want to do some more tours after that. Hopefully a record ASAP. International Scrap Brain Day April 13th 2017.

Links and contact info:
scrapbrainhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

PEDESTRIAN

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015, Toronto.

Reason for forming:
We’ve all been active members of the Toronto/GTA punk scene for years, but for most of us this is our first band. It’s another excuse to participate.

What are your lyrics about?
Anxieties about sleep and dreaming, loss of memory, feeling low, shame.

How would you describe your sound?
Classic USHC influence not unlike the Toronto canon but with slight inclinations toward post punk/d-beat.

What’s in the future for this band?
Lots of writing, practicing, and figuring things out, new tape in beginning of new year, hopefully touring.

Pedestrian (photo by Sebastian Rodriguez Besa )

Links and contact info:
pedestrian-toronto.bandcamp.com
shirts at strangematerial.storenvy.com

 

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Band name:
NERVE QUAKES

Date & location formed:
Formed sometime around the start of 2014 in Perth, Western Australia.

Reason for forming:
Oli and Caleb wanted to jam some punk type stuff that sounded like a drum machine and lots of synth… somewhere between Gary Numan and the Screamers. Then Caitie joined on vocals, Charlie on bass and Heather on keys. Caleb ended up moving to guitar. Our sound seemed to just morph into what it is now.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about murder, the paranormal, anxiety and exploitation.

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like punks who accidentally found ourselves in a goth band!

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve got an LP coming out in the next few months so hopefully we’ll tour a bit once that is out. Aiming to get a 7” recorded by the end of 2016.

Nerve Quakes (photo by Kyle Biggins)

Links and contact info:
nervequakes.bandcamp.com
imminentdestruction.bandcamp.com
televisedsuicide.bandcamp.com
televisedsuicide.bigcartel.com
imminentdestruction.bigcartel.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 #1534 • 12/4/16


December 4th, 2016 by

For the very first in a new series of MRR Radio shows hosted outside of San Francisco, 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.