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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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Secreto Público

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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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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New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

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New Blood! SKULL CLAMP, DREAM PROBE, FUERZA BRUTA, THE INVESTMENT, and BEEP TEST


July 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…

Artwork by Nick Welch

Band name:
SKULL CLAMP

Where did you start this project, and why?
Josh: 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. As an outlet in which to channel the various anxieties I experience as a result of living with OCD.

Would you mind sharing more on that? I deal with this myself:
Josh: I am not particularly comfortable with sharing the specifics of my OCD. I will say that when it first got bad, I thought I was losing my mind. It was like somebody had smashed a window in my brain and everything that I had previously taken for granted was suddenly turned upside down. It was pretty agonizing at first, especially before I received a proper diagnosis. But after going into treatment, I thankfully now have a much better handle on my OCD. Regardless, it is something I anticipate that I will struggle with for the remainder of my life.

What are your lyrics about?
Delusions, misanthropy, cosmic horror.

How would you describe Skull Clamp’s sound?
Josh: A garbage bag filled with bones being crushed with a baseball bat.

Who’s in the bag?
Josh: Me.

What are you up to outside of this?
Josh: Outside of Skull Clamp, I work as an animator. When I’m not drawing or making music, I spend most of my time working on the house that I share with my girlfriend and two dogs.

What’s in the future for you?
Josh: I’m currently working on another demo which will hopefully see release in the fall of 2017.

Skull Clamp (photo by Maggie Mclean)

Links and contact info:
skullclamp.bandcamp.com
joshfreydkis.com

 

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Band name:

DREAM PROBE

Date & location formed:
March-ish 2017 in Champaign, IL.

Reason for forming:
Vince (guitar) moved to Champaign from Chicago last year and asked two locals he didn’t really know (Olguie, bass/vocals, and Tyler, drums) if they’d wanna start a band. (This is Olguie’s first band ever!).

What are your lyrics about?
Dream Probe’s lyrics are influenced by Olguie’s experiences as a trans queer immigrant and their relationship with Puerto Rican diaspora.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast hardcore a la early Die Kreuzen/Poison Idea with vocals in Spanish. Mild D-beat adjacent riffs on the side.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are playing The Universe Is Lit fest in the Bay Area in early August and will have a 2nd demo out not long before then. After that some sporadic touring, 7″ next year?

Dream Probe (photo by Veronica Mullen)

Links and contact info:

dreamprobe.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

FUERZA BRUTA

Date & location formed:
June 2016 in Chicago. We practiced for three weeks and played our first show the same month.

Reason for forming:
Two members are from Brazil (Fortaleza and Londrina), two members are from Chicago, and one is from Birmingham, AL. Every time we would run into each other we would talk about bands from our respective hometowns, as well as old international punk and Oi! other people we knew weren’t into. Most conversations ended with, “we should start a band!” We finally did.

What are your lyrics about?
Our guitarist Matheus writes most of the lyrics, and they’re about observing American politics as a Brazilian living in the US. He writes drafts in Portuguese and then works with Beto to translate them to Spanish.

How would you describe your sound?
We try to cover all of our interests, from the SUB comp of Brazilian HC, to Italian and Japanese Oi! to Basque punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing a 12” on Foreign Legion Records (run by Ian, who plays guitar), working on new material in the winter for whatever releases come up.

Links and contact info:

foreignlegionrecords.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
THE INVESTMENT

Date & location formed:
We formed last August in South San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
We had all gone to high school together and our bands were fizzling out, and it’s shitty to have nothing to put your energy into. The four of us had vaguely overlapping music tastes and we like hanging out together, we were going to community college, and our singer Alessio had a sick darkwave bass/drum machine solo project at one point, so we decided to build off of that.

What are your lyrics about?
Alienation, finding a sense of identity, social pressures and relationships.

How would you describe your sound?
Music for retail jobs and vacant suburban streets late at night. Post punk or deathrock or darkwave, not sure.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows in San Fran and San Jose here and there, setting up outdoors shows in our area when we find a good outlet and an isolated location. Maybe making a bad music video. Fighting capitalistic tendencies of the music economy. We’re finishing writing our first full length, which we are going to hopefully record and release this summer. Overdubbing some recycled cassettes.

The Investment (photo by Kelsey Johe)

Links and contact info:
theinvestment.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/theinvestmentssf

 

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Band name:
BEEP TEST

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016, Montreal QC.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to learn to play new instruments collaboratively and be a part of the intensely vital scene here in Montreal.

What are your lyrics about?
The total collapse of humanity as mediated by cable TV, small dogs, jewellery, general uneasiness.

How would you describe your sound?
The dead zone between no wave and synth-punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Life is easy at the start and gets progressively more difficult. We’d like to play in Hamilton, Ontario sometime.

Beep Test (photo by Sofia Shutenko)

Links and contact info:
1-587-257-0558
beeptest.bandcamp.com

 

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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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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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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

“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:

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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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:

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