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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

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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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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! PTSD, OND TRO, NAUX, DEODERANT, HUMANOIDS, and OXIDANT


June 29th, 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:

PTSD (Paterson Thomas Stuart Developments)

Date & location formed:
Mid 2016 New York City

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a band that satisfied our divergent tastes and landed on this.

What are your lyrics about?
Years of living dangerously.

How would you describe your sound?
Like Post-Punk detours of Punk bands.

What’s in the future for this band?
No Patience Records is releasing our demo and we are working on some new stuff. We will hopefully do an album within the year

PTSD (photo by James Stuart)

Links and contact info:

nopatiencerecords.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

Artwork by Jack Sabbat

OND TRO

Date & location formed:
Formed 2016 in Copenhagen

Reason for forming:
Frustration and lust.

What are your lyrics about?
Life and death and everything in between.

How would you describe your sound?
Bleak, anxious, punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows, touring, recording

Links and contact info:

ondtro.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/ondtrocph

 

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artwork by Corona

Band name:
NAUX

Date & location formed:
Around January 2016 in Portland, OR

Reason for forming:
Wanting 2 rock.

What are your lyrics about?
Feeling like you’re crazy, annoying people who don’t just shut up and listen, depression, internalized bullshit and trying to overcome it, fuckers who won’t let you just exist and be yourself, wondering why anyone doesn’t think it’s okay to fuck up a nazi.

How would you describe your sound?
pissed, fast, heavy or “90s fastcore with some 2010s neo-ignorance” – Mac Pogue

What’s in the future for this band?
Riffs riffs riffs…

Also some shows around the PNW in the summer and a two week tour in October 2017.

A demo tape + new 7″ or tape in October?

 

NAUX (photo by Corbin)

Links and contact info:

nauxpdx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

DEODERANT

Date & location formed:
Winter 2016 Chicago/Evanston IL.

Reason for forming:
The stars aligned and we like each other

What are your lyrics about?
Books, gentrification, the police, dark side of the farm, punk stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Anti-capitalist funk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording a full length LP, doing a bunch of shows in Chicago, going on tour, 7 digits.

Links and contact info:



deodorant1.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
HUMANOIDS

Date & location formed:
Sometime in 2016 between Oakland and San Luis Obispo, CA

Reason for forming:
We wanted to play music we would like to listen to and that would be fun to produce. Plus, what else are we going to do with our lives?

What are your lyrics about?
Mental health, the indifference to political injustices that seems to blanket the world, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Little freaky ass punk

What’s in the future for this band?
The future is unknown!!! Just kidding, we’ll probably release new things and do band things soon.

Links and contact info:

humanoidspunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

OXIDANT

Date & location formed:
Will S. and Mike met early last year at the first meeting of a group called To the Front Music Alliance, a group designed to bring marginalized members of Raleigh NC’s punk scene together to make friends, start bands, and create art. Mike was a recent transplant from Buffalo and had played in a number of bands up there and wanted to form a group down here. Will B. joined later that summer, and KJ joined in November 2016, solidifying the lineup.

Reason for forming:
Raleigh’s scene is constantly waxing and waning and unfortunately at the moment most bands in the area with DIY ethics have broken up and most houses have disbanded so we are trying to fill the void. We also want to promote a less homogeneous scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Songs like Third Crack and Guillotine talk about specific problems like the School to Prison Pipeline as well as exploiting the status of undocumented immigrants for cheap labor. Other songs are more personal, such as the song Deconstruct where we talk about the idea of no longer respecting an individual after discovering they have mentally and physically harmed others, and the song Joey, which is a deeply personal song about the loss of a best friend.

How would you describe your sound?
There is a wide array of ages in the band and we all come from different backgrounds so our sound is quite varied. Generally we are attempting to hone the raw power of the early west coast powerviolence bands all while taking nods from early NY, DC, Boston, SoCal, and Midwest hardcore punk. Swedish, German, Japanese, Finnish, Dutch, and early Italian hardcore are also a crucial part of our sound.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are very excited and proud of our newly recorded EP, titled Deconstruct, which will be out on To Live A Lie Records before the end of the year. We have plans to play shows across NC and VA, and will possibly trek further up the east coast within a year.

OXIDENT (photo by Brett Bays)

Links and contact info:

oxidant.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 #1563 • 6/25/17


June 25th, 2017 by

On this week’s MRR Radio, Greg is joined by Gina, one of the organizer’s of Near Dark Fest, happening on Aug 5-6th in Oakland, CA. Fun is had. Punk is heard.

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Intro song:
DADAR – Brain

Greg’s got the hits
SYNDROME 81 – N’oublie Jamais
PMS 84 – Last Laugh
KALEIDOSCOPE – Activation
RATAS NEGRA – Ratas
JUDY AND THE JERKS – Sweet Treat (For Me)

Near Dark Preview 1
OMEGA TRIBE – Is This a Future?
FALSE FIGURE – Cardinal Cross
CRUZ DE NAVAJAS – Esclavas
KURRAKA – Otra Dimension
TERMINAL A – Satellite

Near Dark Preview 2
RIKK AGNEW – OC Life
PAWNS – The Cross
REMNANTS – Get Back Here
SCREATURE – Laws of Intrigue
ÖTZI – Magpie

Greg’s got more hits
DAUÐYFLIN – Útlendingastofnun
PURA MANIA – El Ultimo Punk Del Planeta Tierra
FUTURE VIRGINS – Cheapen It
NATURE BOYS – Into the Waste

Outro song:
VEXX – The Rule

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!



MRR Radio #1562 • 6/18/17


June 18th, 2017 by

Dan digs for choice new tracks, as Paul tries new ways to record.

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Intro song:
THE DOGS – Fed Up

Macho Boys

Macho Boys

First Dig
FEMME KRAWALL – Uhuras Discos
MACHO BOYS – Pig Sweat
TROPICAL TRASH – Early Wish
C.H.E.W. – Narcoleptics/Half Pint
BETA BOYS – High on Drugs

Paul gets violent!
SCREAMING SNEAKERS – Violent Days
YOUTH BRIGADE – Violence
BLACK REBELS – It’s Time of Violence
ZOUNDS – War
NEWTOWN NEUROTICS – Mindless Violence

Second Dig
EXIT ORDER – Mass Panic
FYPM – Dumbed Down
XYLITOL – It’ll Slip
COKE BUST – Community Abuser
S.H.I.T. Individuation (Twenty Nothing)

Third Dig
APOGEE SOUND CLUB – Hungover Again
SUNBATHER – My Dreams
AYE NAKO – Half Dome
WHOOPERUPS – Karaoke

Outro song:
ROHT – Strákarnir Okkar

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! DIASPORA, CAUSA, LAISKAT SILMÄT, OKI MOKI, and SEX SCENES


June 15th, 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:

DIASPORA

This isn’t a name you pull out of a punk hat. Is there a story to it?
Azriel: In my last visit to the Philippines, I purchased a book there called “In The Country” that prefaced itself as “tales from the Filipino diaspora.” A lot of the stories struck a chord in me, so I took a lot of my influence from that.

Tell me when and how Diaspora formed:
Azriel: It started around February this year after I came back from visiting my family in the Philippines. My Lolo who was living there had just passed away and I had a lot of stuff going through my mind that I really wanted to let out, so I decided to write and record a demo to do it. I wanted to play with people whom I’ve felt comfortable with musically and personally, so I got Daniel from Pure Disgust and Connor from Red Death to join me. I feel pretty lucky to have this kind of outlet.

There’s a line your song “In Place”: “Traded my body for the right (white) mind, body, and soul.” In your words, what are your lyrics about?
Azriel: That song’s about how I use to disassociate myself from my background because of how different it made me feel from the people I surrounded myself with for a long time. I harbored a lot of feelings of resentment towards myself and others when I was younger because of that. Most of the lyrics are about those kinds of self realizations that made me question my self-worth, and trying to overcome those mental hurdles and connect with the people who’ll appreciate who I am and where I came from.

How would you describe your sound?
Azriel: Articles of Faith meets the video of Harley Flanagan explaining how incredible the rhythm section for Age Of Quarrel is.

What’s in the future for you all?
Azriel: Hopefully have a 7″ ready by the end of the year. Play outside D.C. Do a couple of weekends. Maybe more.

Links and contact info:

diasporadc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

CAUSA

Tell me about yourselves:
We are all queer latinx punks from Los Angeles.

Your lyrics are powerful and empowering. Tell me about them:
Our lyrics are based on our collective queer experience and struggles. They stem off of a place of frustration, desiring social change, and anger. We are inspired by the lack of representation in punk.

What’s in the future for CAUSA?
Touring, recording, releasing more music in different formats, and continuing to connect with bands and people who are down to support the cause…

CAUSA (photo by Arnold Galvez)

Links and contact info:

causapunx.bandcamp.com
Say hello if you see us at a show!

Group pic photos by Arnold Galvez.

 

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Band name:
LAISKAT SILMÄT (means lazy eyes in Finnish).

When and where did Laiskat Silmät begin?
We originally formed in summer 2014 in Bar Breezer, Helsinki, but our new group formed in May 2017.

Reason for forming:
Like most bands I guess. Laiskat Silmät was created due to the boredom of everyday life. Karkki and Annabel had always wanted play in a band, so they went for a beer and called their friend who used to have a drum kit on sale in her vintage store. In the beginning there was four of us, but later this year our former singer and bass player found out they didn’t have time for the band anymore. Tero joined the band officially in May and took over the lead guitar. He had played for some of our life sets earlier, so it was quite natural to keep the same name even we started to do music with a whole different energy.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are usually statements to current social issues. Anti-facism and feminism are close to our hearts!

Laiskat Silmät (photo by Emilia Pennanen)

How would you describe your sound?
When Karkki and Annabel started to play, they were listening a lot of Finnish punk music and got influenced by bands like Kivesveto Go Go and Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. When Tero joined the band we decided to get rid of the bass completely and play with two guitars instead. This way we added some new sound to the older songs and took them to the next level.

What’s in the future for this band?
Right now we are making new songs for our future LP and playing as much gigs as we can. We have also plans to do a small release with our earlier songs later this year.

Links and contact info:

facebook.com/laiskatsilmat
laiskatsilmat.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

OKI MOKI

Where and when did you come together?
San Sebastian, Basque Country, 2016.

Reason for forming:
To start a homemade band, bring some sun into the Basque punk scene, and share wild nights with new friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Staying in bed, boring towns, expensive cities, and destroying things.

How would you describe your sound?
DIY homemade dirty dreamy punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
About to share our new cassette, play play play, and go touring.

Links and contact info:

okimoki.bandcamp.com

 

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SEX SCENES was featured last December, and since then they’ve been up to some exciting new shit. We invited them back to tell us a little about about it.

 

What have you all been up to since we last connected?
We recorded a record that is coming out June 20th on Gloss Records. We just started tour and We are working on a full length that should come out later this year.

What are you up to outside of Sex Scenes?
Hangin and bangin… kicking it and sticking it.

I wanted to ask you this last time- it could be my head wishing for more glam shit, but has anyone compared Zach’s voice to David Johansen?
Zach: David Johansen is my goddamn hero. All I have ever wanted since I was a kid was to be David Johansen.

Tell me about your lyrics. Last time we featured you, Zach mentioned that writing is a therapeutic practice. Care to elaborate?
Zach: I used to have a lot of problems with drugs. But being in this band has helped me deal with a lot of it. A lot of the new EP has helped me work through that shit. Like depression, drugs, alcohol…

Tell us about the EP your’e about to release:
We recorded it ourselves. Its called Swallow and it comes out on silver cassette through Gloss Records on June 20th.

Sex Scenes (photo by PJ Moody)

Links and contact info:
sexscenes.bandcamp.com
glossrecords.us

 

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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 #1561 • 6/11/17


June 11th, 2017 by

Substitute teacher Sam steps in when the scheduled DJ goes AWOL and plays some of his favourite tunes featured on the past 100 episodes of MRR Radio!

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Intro song:
KALOU – Loosie

The Younger Lovers

Catchier than a cold
THE #1S – Sharon Shouldn’t
KLEENEX – Hitchhike
THE YOUNGER LOVERS – Get Up Get Up
THE WORLD – In Pieces

Better than a Q-Tip
QUANGO – Fatality
TOZIBABE – Dezuje
IN SCHOOL – Cement Fucker
LIL BUNNIES – Carrot Juice Stomp
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS – Flush ‘em
HYGIENE – Hygiene

Zone out, forget about it
UVTV – Only Matters When
HELEN – Violett
KREMLYN – The Girl Is Mine
WATERY LOVE – Ned’s Dreamcatcher

Infectious cleansing
PLASTIC EP & THE RECORDS – So You Want To Make a Record
TERRY – Talk About Terry
MARK WYNN – Baby Baby
DOGMATICS – Thayer St

Outro song:
CHRON GEN – Living Next Door To Alice

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!