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New Blood! DIASPORA, CAUSA, LAISKAT SILMÄT, OKI MOKI, and returning guest, SEX SCENES

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New Blood! DIASPORA, CAUSA, LAISKAT SILMÄT, OKI MOKI, and returning guest, 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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1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
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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:

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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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New Blood! THE LION’S CAGE, COMPLEX, AGUIRRE’S DOGS, and DIAS AZULES


May 25th, 2017 by

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Band name:

THE LION’S CAGE

Date & location formed:
June 2016, Brooklyn NY.

Reason for forming:
We got together pretty quickly and naturally, I (Joe) hit up my longtime friend (Brian) about potentially doing a band. I told him I had a singer in mind (Bobby) and he mentioned that he knew someone who might be down to play drums (Rob). Within a month or two we had a few songs written and by the end of summer 2016 we started playing gigs regularly around New York.

What are your lyrics about?
Running from the cops, beating up racists, supporting all marginalized people in a fight for equality, having fun and kissing. :)

How would you describe your sound?
Other people have described our sound as similar to the Before The Quarrel Cro-Mags demo, Madball – Ball of Destruction, Gut Instinct, and a few others. We never really sat down with a specific style to try and emulate, we tend to borrow from all over the place. We just wrote songs that we ourselves would want to hear.

What’s in the future for this band?
More shows, more jams, and hopefully a record sometime soon.

The Lion’s Cage (photo by Darren Nanos)

Links and contact info:

thelionscagenyhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COMPLEX

Date & location formed:
July 2016, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
To cause a ruckus for the mutants.

What are your lyrics about?
If your brain was a series of filing cabinets, it’s the file where all the negative observations go while trying to live a positive life, but failing and succeeding simultaneously.

How would you describe your sound?
Pissed pogo punk, influenced by life and all the shit that goes with it.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our tape last month and we’re gettin ready to play Philly Still Fucking Shreds fest next month. Working on recording for a 7″ that we can have on a midwest(ish) tour come November.

Complex (photo by Kevin Spaghetti)

Links and contact info:

complex.bandcamp.com
Allweknow.info

 

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Band name:
AGUIRRE’S DOGS

Date & location formed:
Valentine’s Day 2016 B More MD.

Reason for forming:
We had all known each other for a hot minute and talked a bunch of shit about getting together until shit got real… real shitty.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re just stories that attempt to convey a feeling, and maybe give some truth or a lesson.

How would you describe your sound?
God’s fingernails on a cosmic chalkboard.

What’s in the future for this band?
Some Blade Runner shit, hopefully.

Aguirre’s Dogs (photo by Farrah Skeiky)

Links and contact info:
aguirresdogs.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DIAS AZULES

Date & location formed:
May 2016, New York.

Reason for forming:
All members of Dias Azules play in different NY Latino-Punk bands. Renzo plays guitar in R-Tronika, Maria plays drums with Ratas en Zelo and Amor Prohibido, and Dani plays Bass in Subtropico Militia Heavy Sound.

We are all from Peru and getting together to play music is a way we share our experiences and discover the musical and cultural connection between us.

Cover artwork by Renzo Ortega

Dias Azules is a side project and a collaboration for all of us. This makes it less stressful than playing in a regular band and allows more freedom in terms of musical interpretation. Renzo writes the songs and Maria and Dani add their own musical forms to the tracks.

What are your lyrics about?
Our music is Inspired by Punk Rock and South American Popular Music, so our lyrics are about life experiences, love, personal relationships, and politics.

How would you describe your sound?
Distorted Love Songs.

What’s in the future for this band?
In January 2017 we released our EP on Cassette called “24 Oceanos”. We also have one track in the “Tamboreras” punk compilation. In the summer we will play a People Of Color Punk Fest in NY. We want to play more shows in cities outside of NY, record new tracks and look forward to visiting the west coast, and of course getting together to play in our hometown Lima, Peru.

Diaz Azules (photo by Juan Toro)

Links and contact info:

diasazules.bandcamp.com

 

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New Blood! SIN CAVE, NERVOUS WRECK, FUTURE TERROR, LOSST, FLOZ, and DOG PRISON


May 18th, 2017 by

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Artwork by Trish Bryant

Band name:
SIN CAVE

Date & location formed:
February of 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

Reason for forming:
We sought each other out because we wanted to have fun and create together, to produce and learn on our own terms.

What are your lyrics about?
We sing about our identities and struggles. Our songs touch on themes like: straddling cultures, police brutality, racism, white fragility, and our experiences in the scene/community/life. Our songs are part of our resistance.

How would you describe your sound?
Sass punk pa la gente.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just finished our first tour and put out our second tape, but as far as the future goes we have no expectations. Distance is a factor in getting together and this project has evolved into something very important to us.

Sin Cave (photo by Alvino Salcedo)

Links and contact info:

sincave.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
NERVOUS WRECK

Date & location formed:
Chicago, 2017.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to make music with other rad folks. Many of us have made music before but never quite fit in, out of anxiety from feeling underrepresented as queer, non-binary humans. When we discovered other queerdos in Chicago, we found a way to collaborate on a positive, creative outlet to talk about and deal with the anxiety-inducing world we live in. We also wanted it to be a political project, making punk a threat again, and making shows more than just some straight, white cisdudes playing music in hype bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Nervous Wreck is by and for queer, anxious punks. Our music is weird and funky and so are we. As a band (lyrically, in the shows we play, etc) and in our daily lives (as activists, organizers, etc), we challenge abuse & trauma, homophobia & transphobia, fascism, white supremacy, anti-semitism, the current presidency & political climate, as well as the anxiety and anger that are a product of this garbage.

How would you describe your sound?
Nervous post-punk. Think LiLiPUT, Delta 5, Big Boys, early RHCP. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

What’s in the future for this band?
It’s unclear, but summer sure is gonna be fun! We will be playing with other rad, queer & trans punk bands at Fed Up Fest in Chicago this July. We also just finished a mini-tour, bringing the good word to the rest of the Nervous Nation. Anything we do will hopefully push beyond apolitical punk shows, and go hand-in-hand with playing benefits, book fairs, workshops, and more.

Nervous Wreck (photo by Masha S.)

Links and contact info:
nervouswreckchicago.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
FUTURE TERROR

Date & location formed:
1/20/2017 Richmond, VA

Reason for forming:
To play straight forward fast punk. I think everyone was kinda bored with what they had been doing and wanted to do something a little different. Justin (guitar) typically does vocals, Jeremy (vocals) usually plays drums, Adam (guitar) usually plays bass, and this is Mackenzie’s first band so it’s a fresh start for everyone. Plus we all love Swedish and Japanese-influenced hardcore punk. It all kinda fell into place. Alex just recently showed up and started playing drums so no one is really sure what his agenda is yet.

What are your lyrics about?
Anti-religion, horrors of war, moronic scum, and nuclear annihilation. On the one hand we aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel with this band but on the other hand it’s all become increasingly relevant given the current administration and political climate we’re immersed in.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast and pissed, influenced by Japanese and Swedish hardcore punk bands with an affinity for pedals.

What’s in the future for this band?
Terror, duh. And we’ll probably play some shows.

Links and contact info:
Feel free to contact us at with any weird barn, basement, or sewer shows you’d like us to play.
futureterror.bandcamp.com/releases
We’ll be making demo cassettes soon.

 

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Band name:

LOSST

Date & location formed:
Somewhere around 2016. The band originally from Mentakab, Pahang; Malaysia. Currently we’re: me on vocals, Dean on guitar, Bopix on bass, and Fazrul on drums.

Reason for forming:
We love Hardcore and Punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Almost always about typical stuff, lyrics center around what happens in our everyday lives.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore!

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re in the middle of writing new songs for an upcoming EP. We’ll be playing more shows and probably start touring.

Links and contact info:

lossthc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
FLOZ

Date & location formed:
February, 2017.

Reason for forming:
We wanted make the sound that people can relate to (and slam).

What are your lyrics about?
Police brutality, ignorance in the community, Trump, racism.

How would you describe your sound?
Sounds like being broke, bumming cigs, drinking other people’s beer, crashing apartment complex pools, and everything else you wish you were doing right now.

What’s in the future for this band?
Right now we’re all helping Jake draft a text message. Later maybe we’ll get some drinks. Eventually, touring and records.

Links and contact info:

flozflozfloz.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DOG PRISON

Date & location formed:
LIL RAWK ARKANSAS AUGUST 2017.

Reason for forming:
TO MAKE ZINGERS FOR ALL THE VARMITS WITHOUT HOMES OR PROPER LUV.

What are your lyrics about?
BEING SEXY AND DIRTY, HUMANS BEING DEMONS, FRANK (A DOG), AND HOW SOCIETY DEEMS WOMENS BODIES AS PUBLIC PROPERTY.

How would you describe your sound?
LOUD, OUT OF TUNE, DOOMY.

What’s in the future for this band?
A TOUR OF ALL THE ANIMAL SHELTERS THAT’LL PUT JOHNNY CASH’S FOLSOM PRISON SHIT TA SHAME. LIBERATE ALL THEM POOR BABIES!!!

Dog Prison (photo by Kelly Kish)

Links and contact info:

dogprison.bandcamp.com

 

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New Blood! PROTOCOL, PiNK THiNG, DECISIONS, ACRACY, SUZI Q, ODD, and ESPEJOS


May 4th, 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:
PROTOCOL

Date & location formed:
January 2016 in Tallahassee, FL.

Reason for forming:
We had all been friends and we had all talked about starting a hardcore band in town for a long time, and we finally had time to do it!

What are your lyrics about?
Being black/brown, being a human, being seen as primarily black/brown when you wish only to be seen as human.

How would you describe your sound?
Mutant idiot music that tried to bridge the gap between Gauze and Negative Approach but failed miserably.

What’s in the future for this band?
Nothing concrete yet – hopefully more shows and more music!

Protocol (photo by Allie Dwight)

Links and contact info:
Band:
Label:
protocolbrownbois.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PiNK THiNG

Date & location formed:
September 2016 in dallas next to a police station.

Reason for forming:
Forgot to ask each other why til now. We were all active in the scene already. We played in other bands and we wanted to start a new project to do our part for dfw punk. Cesar wanted to start something with Sophia and he asked his good friend Matt to drum. Lauren did vocals for a band called Channel Zero that only played two shows and her vocal style was so good, she had to front another band again.

What are your lyrics about?
Dysmorphia, paranoia, alienation.

How would you describe your sound?
Plain and simple pink punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing another tape this year. touring next year. trying to figure out a japan tour sometime soon too.

Links and contact info:
Band:
Label:
pinkthing.bandcamp.com

817 846 4306
Texts are 10 cents a piece and will be billed thru your service provider.

312 N Montreal Ave, Dallas TX
Knøck three times on the front door and walk around to the back

 

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Band name:
DECISIONS

Date & location formed:
February 2016, New York City (we released our first tape April 2017).

Reason for forming:
Jacob, Ellen, Jonathan, and Liana all in one band seemed to make sense.

What are your lyrics about?
Class resentment, being queer, feeling powerful.

How would you describe your sound?
Aggro but funky, freaky…like hitting a tin can.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully scouring the USA for hot punk shows and playing shows around NYC that are not at our house. Also a midwestern tour in June ’17! ((Please help us play in Detroit/Bloomington/St.Louis!!))

Decisions (photo by Nori Needle)

Links and contact info:

deathbysheeprecords.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

ACRACY

Date & location formed:
Portland, Oregon. June 2016.

Reason for forming:
To yell about things we’re angry about; essentially promoting Anarchism.

What are your lyrics about?
Anarchism, Anti-Capitalism, Economic Destabilization, Anti-Colonialism, Hypernormalisation, Anti-Nationalism/Anti-Fascism, Anti-State.

How would you describe your sound?
Abrasive.

What’s in the future for this band?
Implementing the insurgency, playing peppered shows through out the east and west coast of the U.S., and maybe a lifelong dream of touring Japan.

Links and contact info:

acracy-anarchy.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
SUZI Q

Date & location formed:
OMAHA 2025.

Reason for forming:
THE WORLD ELITE HAS DECLARED PUNK TO BE DEAD, IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK.

What are your lyrics about?
TO DELETE AND REFORMAT REALITY.

How would you describe your sound?
HARDWARE AND HARDCORE, JACK IN AND LET GO.

What’s in the future for this band?
SPREADING THE VIRUS AROUND THE GLOBE.

SUZI Q (photo by Alex Kinnerk)

Links and contact info:
SUZIQ.BANDCAMP.COM

 

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Band name:
ODD

Date & location formed:
Fall 2016 in Montreal.

Reason for forming:
Mauricio was learning to play drum and I start to jam with him for fun and after we just decided to start a real band and look for a guitarist and a singer.

What are your lyrics about?
Feminist/Political.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark anarcho melodies with fuzzy guitar.

What’s in the future for this band?
We gonna play a lot of shows in the next months in the Québec and Ontario,the Skullfest in Pittsburgh in August and we plan an east coast tour at the same time.

Links and contact info:
oddpank.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
ESPEJOS

Date & location formed:
Winter 2016/Chicago (south/north side connect).

Reason for forming:
Brian/Lupe/Fernando wanted to continue playing with each other after the end of Sin Orden (RIP.) With Kerry on vocals, we wanted to create melodic/dark-punk with a different perspective. Switch it up, bring something unique to Chicago DIY.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about the beauty and pain of life, i.e. everything from Elena Ferrante’s novels to sexual assault to the lie of love.

How would you describe your sound?
Passionate, dark, danceable post-punk. Anything that we are influenced by musically.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording in May, hopefully putting out an LP for late summer. Plan for a tour August/September. Continue creating new music and having fun!

Espejos (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

Links and contact info:

espejos-chi.bandcamp.com

 

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1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
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5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

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