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MRR Radio #1587 • 12/10/17

This week Matt pulls some rarities out of the vault to make the scums and punks drool. Intro song: STENGTE DØRER ...

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ATTENTAT!

MRR Radio #1586 • 12/3/17

On this week's MRR Radio, Rob goes ballistic for late '70s and early '80s Bloodstains punk rock from around the ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #416 • Jan 2018

Another new year, another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #416, our January 2018 issue, begins with a sad note as we ...

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"Who gives a fuck?"

MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

“[...] Elvis gives them a short speech about the death pangs that humanity must go through in order to reach ...

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MRR Radio #1584 • 11/19/17

Another fuct up Rotten Ron and Horrrible Halitosis Punker Power Hour. Intro song: DRUGCHARGE - Husk Rotten Ron fucks it up so you ...

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New Blood! CRUZ DE NAVAJAS, HIGH-VIS, NIHILISTIC FIT, CLOUDGAYZER, GARDEN CENTRE, and RELEVANT ANGER


April 13th, 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:
CRUZ DE NAVAJAS

Date & location formed:
June 2016, Mexico City.

Reason for forming:
At first to give life to some songs that I (Alex) had intended for a “solo” project that never happened, one day while talking with Sharon about doing something together in the post punk genre I told her about those songs which she liked after I showed them to her, so we started reworking on them. After unsuccesfully trying with different guitar players we decided to keep it a 2 piece, wrote a couple more songs and asked Daniel if he could write some guitar parts for the songs, to which he said yes and did a great job, he has also played with us in the live performances.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are mostly about issues in Mexico like feminicides and forced disapperiances, but theres also other songs that talk about anti-capitalist organizations that existed in other countries but that can fit into what is going on in the world and how we could still use their main idea to create newer ways of action.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark and danceable post punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Write and record more songs, reléase an LP on Going Underground Records in the US and Symphony of Destruction in Europe, we got asked to play 2 really cool fests in Oakland (Near Dark) and San Antonio (San la Muerte) this summer so we’re gonna do that and more dates in between hopefully.

Links and contact info:


cruzdenavajas.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

HIGH-VIS

Date & location formed:
Summer 2016, London UK

Reason for forming:
This band was spawned from a couple of homeless demos originally destined for former projects. These groups never really met their potential due to some pretty horrendous personal circumstances, but we liked the songs and wanted to give them a chance once the dust had settled. Having nailed those old numbers, we realised that the combination of a mutant washout from the hardcore scene, a frustrated London cab driver, the French Superman, an Israeli fugitive, and Crappy Rob made for a great lineup.

What are your lyrics about?
First world problems.

How would you describe your sound?
Miserablist punk. Imagine if MASSHYSTERI played songs in the style of THE CHAMELEONS with a Scouse singer…

What’s in the future for this band?
‘A Fist For When You’re Down’ b/w ‘Positive Intervention’ (Farewell Records UK) is in the pressing plant right now. Look out for two more 7”s already recorded by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain Studios in the near future.

High-Vis (photo by Neil Anderson)

Links and contact info:

highvis.bandcamp.com
farewelldeath.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
NIHILISTIC FIT

Date & location formed:
2015-16 Fort Worth, TX.

Reason for forming:
Lots of bands were breaking up//people moving away from NTX so it was time for a new group of bozos to play the HC.

What are your lyrics about?
Prayers, commandments and hymns from the doctrine of assbeating directly and perfectly translated by our very own oracle of assbeaterdom which he received during winter solstice from the most high on Mt. Dogweed

How would you describe your sound?
I wouldn’t.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tour this summer w/ ELIX-R, recording new material, swinging belts from coast to coast.

Nihilistic Fit (photo by Will Mecca)

Links and contact info:

i-nhnf-i.bandcamp.com

 

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Artwork by Destiny Stubbs

Band name:
CLOUDGAYZER

Date & location formed:
May 2016.

Reason for forming:
We thought a hardcore band would be a good front for our transgender vigilante bigot-smashing super squad.

What are your lyrics about?
Radical queer resistance, killing rapists, dysphoria and dissociation, gender fuckery, destroying the state on the first date.

How would you describe your sound?
Spastic thrashy powersass hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed up fest July 2017, tape release soon!

Links and contact info:

cloudgayzer.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/cloudgayzer

 

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Band name:
GARDEN CENTRE

Date & location formed:
Brighton UK, Last year.

Reason for forming:
Desperate need to write about a single, fictional social group.

Garden Centre (photo by Josh Harvey)

What are your lyrics about?
Garden Centre started off with the idea of writing about a group of friends who meet up, or have met up, at an abandoned plant nursery. For the first record I wrote almost exclusively about this group. I really wanted to make songs that were based around a young person’s connection with free spaces in the landscape around them. Garden centres, junkyards, and portions of the beach where you can find really good bits of rubbish are islands in a sort of ‘archipelago of adventure’- where for some the realisations that come with growing up can be discarded. I wanted to write about relationships in these environments. Since then I have also taken a great interest in semi rural energy drink consumption.

How would you describe your sound?
Zingy, but not nearly zingy enough.

What’s in the future for this band?
I am hoping that the other members of the band will all join together and buy me a place in a cookery school, or at least that one of them might teach me to correctly cook. Never once have they hinted that they might be so kind as to do this.

Links and contact info:

gardencentre.bandcamp.com

 

 

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Band name:
RELEVANT ANGER

Date & location formed:
Technically we were a band in 2014 but broke up a few months later then reformed with a new and consistent line up and sound in late 2015. We formed in San Dimas, CA.

Reason for forming:
Other than spewing nonsense that goes in my head, I’ve always wanted to front in a band and the band I was in broke up to become Relevant Anger. But that incarnation of the band is done.

What are your lyrics about?
The flaws that goes on in hardcore, getting through everyday life, hating stuff, how much I hate the fucking military and how this country should stop bombing others as well as killing innocent people.

How would you describe your sound?
Someone said we sound like Think I Care and that made me happy because that’s the best hardcore band to ever exist on this miserable planet. Fight me if you disagree.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just got out of a hiatus a few months ago so we can play Book Your Own Fest that’s taking place in Olympia which will be happening by the end of April. Day prior to that we’re playing in Portland and after the fest we’re playing our first show in SoCal since like September. Considering focusing on writing new material, but we’ll see.

Relevant Anger (photo by Photo by Daisy Donutt)

Links and contact info:
relevantanger.bandcamp.com
abnormalbroadcasting.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 #1552 • 4/9/17


April 9th, 2017 by

Dan finds easy gold in the new bins, and Arielle makes her DJ debut!

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Intro song:
RANK/XEROX – M.Y.T.H.

Nosebleed

Dan
SOFT CHEEK – Fodder
BLEEDING GUMS – Tether
S-21 – Brass Gavel
THE WAD – Benny’s Business
UV-TV – Lilith

Arielle: Alien-nation
THE HASKELS – Taking the City By Storm
THE PUDZ – Take Me To Your Leader
HÜSKER DÜ – Books About UFOs
REZILLOS – Destination Venus
WIPERS – Alien Boy

Arielle
EPPU NORMAALI – Poliisi Pamputtaa Taas
SUB KIDS – Boots on Cars
THE 101ERS – Keys To Your Heart

Dan
BB EYE – Big Cicada
WARM BODIES – At the Laundromat
LOST SYSTEM – Medical Study
NOSFERATU – Spectator

Dan
ACRYLICS – Despair
NOSEBLEED – Lowlife
LYSOL – Knucklehead

Outro song:
RAYS – Attic

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! PRETTY, ULTRARAT, LÖSS, and DECOY


April 6th, 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:
PRETTY

Date & location formed:
December 2016/Boston, MA.

Reason for forming:
Most of my creative output is centered around recording and drumming, so I wanted to start a solo project where I could play badly play some riffs and yell a lot; I’m constantly inspired by a ton of talented friends and a lot of it rubs off on me whenever I pick up a guitar and noodle!

What are your lyrics about?
Queerness, embracing identity, and toxic complacency.

How would you describe your sound?
Fairly rockin’~

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing new material and playing some shows with my buds! I’m moving to NYC soon, so hopefully gigging with some of the fantastic bands in the area!

Pretty (photo by Kit Castagne)

Links and contact info:

iampretty.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/artifactaudio

 

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Band name:
ULTRARAT

Date & location formed:
February 2016 in Montreal.

Reason for forming:
At first the Ultrarat demo was a solo project.
I wanted to play shows so I decided to form the band with my best buds.

What are your lyrics about?
Pain, Life and social, and mental issues.

How would you describe your sound?
We’re a d-beat raw punk band with a lot of Swedish punk influences.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are working on a lp and planning to go on tour in the end of 2017.

Ultrarat (photo by Marie Eve Scarey)

Links and contact info:
ultrarat.bandcamp.com

 

 

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Band name:
LÖSS

Date & location formed:
Late summer of 2016. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Reason for forming:
Three of us played together in another band that was on hiatus at the moment and so we got restless, switched some instruments and started a new band together with Clara.

What are your lyrics about?
First world problems, slaves to new trends, void, having Jesus as your only friend, morons who walk in the bicycle lane, greed, bs…

How would you describe your sound?
Raw & catchy.

What’s in the future for this band?
Make more songs and do more shows…we just got started!

LÖSS (photo by Masoud Vatankhah)

Links and contact info:
losspunx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DECOY

Date & location formed:
FALL 2015 IN A STORAGE UNIT IN GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA BUT MORE LEGITIMATELY EARLY 2016 IN THE FANTASY ULTRA LOUNGE.

Reason for forming:
To rock as hard as possible, and because 90% of punk bands here are the same 5-6 people switched around.

What are your lyrics about?
Street metal, how Decoy is your favorite band, death, standard stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Pummeling Street Metal.

What’s in the future for this band?
Touring, gigging, and making tons of money.

Decoy (photo by Matt Martin)

Links and contact info:

decoy666.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.



Maximum Rocknroll #408 • May 2017

The May issue of Maximum Rocknroll, #408 is here! Things kick off with the future of Berlin post-Deustchpunk — MÜLLTÜTE, and then we hang with Gainesville shoegazers UV-TV, we discuss Scandinavian hardcore with Minneapolis’ ATAXXIA, uncover the history of Wales’ hidden gem REPTILE RANCH, and hear about Truewave with SF’s own STREET EATERS. We also learn about bobos and squats with France’s ZONE INFINIE, and round things out with Boston peace punks PANDEMIX, Costa Rican grindcore band EXACERBACIÓN, and the debut of a harm reduction column. All this plus tons of fresh zine, record, and film reviews. Get yours now!

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MRR Radio #1551 • 4/2/17


April 2nd, 2017 by

Amelia brings you the finest from her recently played vinyl stack in great anticipation of her first trip to Japan in a few days and some Crass.

Play

Intro:
R.U.G. – Deathly Fighter

Satisfactory Meal
GHOUL – Street Gangs
EXECUTE – Nasty Nasty Nasty
RUSTLER – I Need Love
RUSTLER – Wet Men Song

Blunt Sleazy
BONES – Sex!
GHOUL – Oi Oi Oi
GAGIZE – Final Revolution

You Can’t Escape
L.S.D. – 憎悪戦争
L.S.D. – L.S.D.
S.H.I. – Theme
POIKKEUS – Katsmesser
DOOM – Financial Coup
DOOM – Police Bastard

War is Over if You Want It
CRASS – Anthem for Doomed Youth
CRASS – How Does It Feel (To Be the Mother of a 1000 Dead?)

Outro:
R.U.G. – Crazy Bomber

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!