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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

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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Flipper rules, OK?

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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Maximum Rocknroll #410 • July 2017

Maximum Rocknroll #410, the July 2017 issue, has arrived! We hang out with Mexico City’s RIÑA and talk art and politics with Iceland’s hardcore punks DAUÐYFLIN and their US tourmates, Olympia’s XYLITOL. We have interviews with Berlin supergroup LIFE FUCKER, the creator of Exotic, a documentary covering sex work in Guam, and Hiro the Aggression from the legendary DISCLOSE. Garage punkers REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA tell us about the scene in Istanbul, in fair Verona we meet LOS FASTIDIOS, no wave femme-punk heroines Y PANTS reflect on the occasion of their recently reissued back catalogue, IN FLUX mix powerviolence and D-beat in Portland, and MYDOLLS are still at it playing feminist punk in Houston and recording new music nearly 40 years into their life as a band. All of this plus photo spreads from Waynze World III in Kansas City and Olympia’s Book Your Own Fest, as well as an interview with collective members organizing Chicago’s queercore Fed Up Fest. And that’s not all — we’ve also got the biggest record, zine, demo and film review section in punk. What are you waiting for?

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MRR Radio #1560 • 6/4/17


June 4th, 2017 by

Layla has numerous radio related technical disasters that make her question the reality of continued existence, however there’s a soundtrack from the recently reviewed in MRR bins and the archives of our minds to soothe all humans back to and from the brink

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Teenage girl wearing a Ginsberg poem paper dress

Intro song:
IUD – Precious

What is a Mozart
MOZART – Broad Daylight
EXOTICA – Pesadilla
RIÑA – Olivida
TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT – What It’s All About
VIXENS – Absolute Complacency
GARY WRONG GROUP – Pollen Christ

What is an Art
MORDECAI – What Is Art
Y PANTS – The Fly
LOUIS LOUIS – Do It (In Your Mind)
PLASTIC TONES – More Trouble
RIK AND THE PIGS – Gimme Mick

What is a Sentimental
MIDNIGHT MINES – Artificial Light
BEATNIKS – Egg Song
PIERRE ET BASTIEN – Secret
MARBLED EYE – Dirt
POLICE CONTROL – Sentimental
BLACK ABBA – Lost Dog

What is a Scab
SCABS – Leave Me Alone
WASP WOMEN – Kill Me / I Don’t Need Your Attitude
DAMAGE – Fight or Die

Outro songs:
TONE BENDERS – Little Black Egg
VU – Can’t Take It Anymore

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! NEKRA, MENTIRA, DISINDIVIDU, PIG CITY, and CULT DECAY


June 1st, 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:
NEKRA

Date & location formed:
October 2K16 in London, England.

Reason for forming:
We need some more girls in here, too many man too many many man.

What are your lyrics about?
Kai: The one song I wrote lyrics for on our demo is “Sisters of the Yam,”
which was inspired by a chapter in bell hooks’ book of the same name. It’s
about the frustration of withholding emotions at the
expense of avoiding conflict,
trying to overcome feeling guilty for
having those desires, and recognizing that they’re essential for personal
liberation & wellbeing. 🙏🏾

Spooky: Gringos, people sucking the life out of you, Terry Richardson… you, know the usual stuff that brings a brown girl down.

How would you describe your sound?
New worldie wave of British hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tape on La Vida Es Un Mus, gigs, and world domination.

Nekra (photo by Martin Frings)

Links and contact info:

nekra.bandcamp.com
lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

MENTIRA

Date & location formed:
Established October 2016 in Kansas City, MO.

Artwork by Nicky Rat

Reason for forming:
We formed because Ricardo moved to Kansas City, MO and was the funnest guy in town. He writes all the lyrics and some of the melodies. Also, Tony and Josh had never met before but needed to. Dakota is the person whose house we practiced at. Josh also lived there and writes the other half of the melodies.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics come from the perception of the everyday life of a Mexican who is trying to adjust to living in the Midwest; general alienation and the struggle of the middle class.

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like the only Japanese hardcore band in Kansas City, MO.

What’s in the future for this band?
We would like to put out a record anytime, all the time.

Links and contact info:
Call 406-696-3448
mentira1.bandcamp.com

Mentira (photo by Ross Adams)

 

 

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Band name:

DISINDIVIDU

It’s a reference to the individual’s quest to deconstruct all the values ​​and behaviors imposed by patriarchy.

Date & location formed:
FORTALEZA Braz-ill. We are cosmopolitan and nomadic, so we don’t really belong anywhere.

Reason for forming:
Firstly, we formed this project first so as not to die from boredom during the most difficult times on our journey through northeastern Brazil.
Secondly, we believe that anti-music is a sincere way to show our hatred and discontent, to protest, to scream, to kick.
Thirdly, we believe we have something to say.

Disindividu (photo by Grilo)

What are your lyrics about?
We sing against the state, humanity, heteronormativity.
Our lyrics are about our indignation, and dark feelings that guide us, like hatred and contempt.
But we mainly sing about the possibilities of re-establishing ourselves within a dystopian slave world, inventing new ways of life, animal liberation, the destruction of binaries instilled by authoritarian systems which make life even more ordinary and machine-ike.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk noise queer anarcho punk anti-Oi! and anti-skins.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re recording a new EP, going on another bike tour through Latin America, and taking our noise strength wherever we go.

Photo by Junior Cavalcante

Links and contact info:

disindividu.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

PIG CITY

Date & location formed:
October, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Reason for forming:
Tired of seeing police sympathy, capitalist sympathy, hypermasculinity, and apolitical bands within AZ’s hardcore community.

What are your lyrics about?
Strong themes of anti-capitalism and anti-fascism as well as a general call for people to take up an ideology of total liberation. This band is heavily influenced by Marxist and anarchist politics despite the butting of heads that often occurs between the two ideologies.

Pig City (photo by Delivan Oswood)

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore and crust with sprinkles of powerviolence on top.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ll keep playing locally, tour, and we’ll be releasing a full length within the next year.

Links and contact info:

pigcity.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/pigcityusa

 

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Band name:

CULT DECAY

Date & location formed:
We began around late April, 26-28th in my bandmate Marvin’s garage in Korea Town, Los Angeles.

Reason for forming:
Cult Decay is Porky, Ethan, and Marvin AKA Burnouts.

We started this band as a side project while playing in our main band Perplexions, but as time went by our drummer for our main band wasn’t really showing up for practice so instead of heading home and calling it a day. We stuck around our bandmate’s garage and kept jamming our so called side project but as time went by and finally called quits on our main band decided to focus on Cult Decay.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly on politics. The struggle of living the hood and personal issues depression and shit.
But mostly unjust politics.

Cult Decay (photo by )

How would you describe your sound?
Porky: I believe our sound is quite hardcore that has been infested by noise.

Ethan: We have a lot of influences, noisy punk and noise being the biggest… We are Punk.

Marvin: Well, describing our sound has two answers I believe:
One: when we are sober and on top of our game, and…
Two: when we are drunk and stoned out of our mind but yeah.. what Ethan said.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are planning on releasing a 4-5 track EP late June or Mid July
before heading up the West Coast for a tour we have been planning with
our friends from SOMA.

Links and contact info:
cultdecay.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/cultdecay
Contact thru Bandcamp or Facebook.

 

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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.