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New Blood! P.E.A.R.L., HÄRDA UT, SCRAP BRAIN, PEDESTRIAN, and NERVE QUAKES

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New Blood! VOG, JUICE BOX, INGROWN, GLEAMED, and OBEDIENCE

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New Blood! P.E.A.R.L., HÄRDA UT, SCRAP BRAIN, PEDESTRIAN, and NERVE QUAKES


December 8th, 2016 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:
P.E.A.R.L.

Date & location formed:
2016 in Moreno Valley, California.

Reason for forming:
I was just really bored and wanted to start a project that was a love letter to early 80s hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Wanting to kill rapists, my mental health issues, hating people who only want to be my friend because I’m trans.

How would you describe your sound?
A dog barking through static.

What’s in the future for this band?
Almost finished recording a promo that should be out early January 2017. After that who knows.

P.E.A.R.L. ( photo by Wayne Ballard! )

Links and contact info:
pearlontheattack.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
HÄRDA UT

Date & location formed:
First band meeting June 9th 2015, Gothenburg Sweden.

Reason for forming:
Kim and Ismael had been practicing drum and bass together hoping that one day find two more members to do loud and noisy hardcore together with. Meanwhile, Kristina and Lauri had been talking about starting a band. They knew Ismael from playing guitar in another band and so Kristina called him one day, when he was sitting on the toilet, and the rest is history.

HÄRDA UT (photo by Marita Jansson)

What are your lyrics about?
Shitty situations in everyday life.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore made by teenage orc-punx in Mordor.

What’s in the future for this band?
Release an LP on ADAGIO830 in the beginning of 2017. Write some new songs and do some touring.

Links and contact info:

hardaut.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

SCRAP BRAIN

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016, London, UK.

Reason for forming:
We got together for First Timers, a weekend of gigs where every band plays their first show. It’s a project designed to encourage musical participation from people who otherwise might not feel able to, particularly people who are not straight white men. (Applications for 2017 have just opened, you should form a band: application form and more information at https://www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/)

What are your lyrics about?
Navigating millenial life as a mentally ill queer wreckhead.

How would you describe your sound?
Barely-controlled weirdo punk/nowave cacophony. Unhappy hardcore.

Scrap Brain ( photo by Joseph Oremus)

What’s in the future for this band?
Doing a weekender with Score in December. Want to do some more tours after that. Hopefully a record ASAP. International Scrap Brain Day April 13th 2017.

Links and contact info:
scrapbrainhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

PEDESTRIAN

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015, Toronto.

Reason for forming:
We’ve all been active members of the Toronto/GTA punk scene for years, but for most of us this is our first band. It’s another excuse to participate.

What are your lyrics about?
Anxieties about sleep and dreaming, loss of memory, feeling low, shame.

How would you describe your sound?
Classic USHC influence not unlike the Toronto canon but with slight inclinations toward post punk/d-beat.

What’s in the future for this band?
Lots of writing, practicing, and figuring things out, new tape in beginning of new year, hopefully touring.

Pedestrian (photo by Sebastian Rodriguez Besa )

Links and contact info:
pedestrian-toronto.bandcamp.com
shirts at strangematerial.storenvy.com

 

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Band name:
NERVE QUAKES

Date & location formed:
Formed sometime around the start of 2014 in Perth, Western Australia.

Reason for forming:
Oli and Caleb wanted to jam some punk type stuff that sounded like a drum machine and lots of synth… somewhere between Gary Numan and the Screamers. Then Caitie joined on vocals, Charlie on bass and Heather on keys. Caleb ended up moving to guitar. Our sound seemed to just morph into what it is now.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about murder, the paranormal, anxiety and exploitation.

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like punks who accidentally found ourselves in a goth band!

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve got an LP coming out in the next few months so hopefully we’ll tour a bit once that is out. Aiming to get a 7” recorded by the end of 2016.

Nerve Quakes (photo by Kyle Biggins)

Links and contact info:
nervequakes.bandcamp.com
imminentdestruction.bandcamp.com
televisedsuicide.bandcamp.com
televisedsuicide.bigcartel.com
imminentdestruction.bigcartel.com

 

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1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
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7) Links and contact info:

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New Blood! VOG, JUICE BOX, INGROWN, GLEAMED, and OBEDIENCE


December 1st, 2016 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…

vogllc-facebookBand name:
VOG

Date & location formed:
February 14, 2016 ~ HAPPY VOGGINTIMES DAY ~ in dreary Portland, Oregon.

Reason for forming:
Well after the brutal divorce and losing the kids to the international phenomenon known as Pokemon Go, I had no idea who I was anymore. My identity as a “Family Guy” had been ripped apart and no amount of import car buying or leaving nasty comments on lady strangers’ Instagram accounts was going to get me through this putrid wasteland called life. I finally called up the ole gang from the Hot Topic stockroom, and we all agreed that the best thing for 4 sexy, rock ‘n rollin’, middle-aged studs to do was to either try improv comedy or get the band back together.

What are your lyrics about?
The Mall. Confronting The Man. Avoiding Taxes – not as a rich person, but as a very poor and lowly mall rodent. Many of our songs are also just shout outs to all the cool dogs and innocent babies out there.

How would you describe your sound?
Make Amps Crate Again.

Fog (photo by Erika Elizabeth)

Fog (photo by Erika Elizabeth)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re working on some more one-minute hits, and we’re planning on touring East + West Coast in 2017. No word yet on an interior continent tour, though we’re pretty fond of the Mall of America. And just to let all you silly “punx” know: We’re tired of “all ages” shows filled with BORING ADULTS and APATHETIC TEENS. We will not rest until those sweet, innocent babies get their rightful place at the show. BABIES TO THE FRONT! P.S. If you work at the Hot Topic in the Mall of America, please help us get a show there. Thanks.

Links and contact info:

vogpdx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
JUICE BOX

Date & location formed:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Sometime in 2015? Maybe February.

Reason for forming:
Fuck the boys club! As a reason for the four of us to hang out and drink champagne every week. Some of us had never been in a band before and thought it was about time.

What are your lyrics about?
They are read off an iPad at live shows. Kayla reads Amazon reviews for sex swings, gross texts from straight white boys on Tinder (she has a lovely partner named Chris who is in a great band called Melted Mirror, so they are not from experience.) They are read from this website called straightwhiteboystexting.org which is definitely NSFW, and is updated often with horrifying messages. So the song kind of changes every time, but we think the recorded version turned out really great. And then there’s a song that educates us on how a pet rat can help you through depression.

How would you describe your sound?
A little post-punky, but also poppy. Someone called us “twee” recently which is confusing but fun.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows around Calgary and supporting the local music community. Gwen, one of our members, is one of the founders of a cool new all ages venue at the local bike co-op, The Good Life Community Bike Shop. It’s something that Calgary needs so badly. They just had their first show and it was awesome — we hope to be involved with and support more stuff like that.

Juice Box (photo by Jennifer Crighton)

Juice Box (photo by Jennifer Crighton)

Links and contact info:

juiceboxyyc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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INGROWN

Date & location formed:
We started jamming this band early January/February 2015 and played our first show later that month, in Boise, Idaho.

Reason for forming:
Since the summer of 2010 when we started playing punk, we’ve always been influenced by early 80s hardcore and that was it. We did bands like 1d, Grocery List, Flanders Ned, & our main inspiration was always my dad’s band State of Confusion, and Negative Approach. Strictly real style hardcore and not much else. Things went weird with lots of our friends and we weren’t really doing much music at the time. Ingrown started as a last minute “ah fuck let’s just form a new band and play that show next month” kinda idea, then we just stopped doing what we always did and wrote different stuff.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly about hating bullies and racist bastards. Boise’s scene is dramatic as hell and lots of people are shit talkers so I just write about how I don’t like anything about them and want to hurt em really badly.

Ingrown (photo by Angela Owens)

Ingrown (photo by Angela Owens)

How would you describe your sound?
We started writing differently than we ever had and kinda didn’t know what we were doing. We realized Dave can blast insanely well. Then I just wanted to strum as fast as I can. We started caring less about following the same guidelines we always had, so we went for something new. It was like hardcore with a lot of blasting poured all over it then a few breakdowns stuffed in the middle. We realized two stepping kicks ass too.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continuing to live the dream. We’ve recorded, put out a tape, played OHC, and toured. That’s everything we’ve ever wanted to do and it’s all we’re gonna continue to do over and over! We’re gonna do some cool little stuff within the next few months then wanna do a tour in the summer that’s gonna be way too long for us to handle. We’re gonna go to olympia in a month and record 5 or 6 brand new songs then see how that gets put out.

Links and contact info:


ingrownhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
GLEAMED

Date & location formed:
We formed in Apr. 2015 from Tokyo,Japan.

Reason for forming:
Spreading the heavy and brutal sound.

What are your lyrics about?
Hate,anger,depression,death and human stupidity.

How would you describe your sound?
Modern Powerviolence mixed with 90’s metalcore like Disembodied,early Zao etc.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our bassist might quit the band next year when he graduates from University. If so, our activity would get a little slower.

Gleamed (photo by Kazuma Kobayashi)

Gleamed (photo by Kazuma Kobayashi)

Links and contact info:

gleamedhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
OBEDIENCE

Date & location formed:
Austin, TX 2016.

Reason for forming:
We (Dave and Chris) have talked about starting a project for years, and finally teamed up with like minded friends (Joe and Kevin) for some fast, straightforward hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Social commentary- not exclusively political. With all that’s been going on this year it’s hard to not fall into that.

How would you describe your sound?
We have multiple members bringing songs in and the results are usually pretty fast and short. US hardcore style with some Euro/Japan influence.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our debut 7″ (remixed version of our demo) will be out very soon on Fair Warning. New songs, more shows… Hopefully some touring in 2017!

Obedience (photo by Jack Barfield)

Obedience (photo by Jack Barfield)

Links and contact info:

obedience.bandcamp.com

fairwarningrecords.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:

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*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



New Blood! THE CAVEMEN, THE NANCYS, BIG MAN, COMMANDO, SUBSTANCE, and MISSION CREEP


November 24th, 2016 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 CAVEMEN (NØT those kiwi-chest-hair twirlers §, not Ug and …, NOT Nick Cave, NOT Cave Beat, NOT Primitive Man, NOT Ancient Filth, DEATH 2 ALL FALSE CAVEMEN). We are not ‘MEN’ – we represent ancient mankind in all it’s filthy forms.

Date & location formed:
October 2015, Θn the corner of N. Beacon and Life st. Allston, ssachusetts.

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The Cavemen (photo by Ethan Long)

Reason for forming:
To take Rock and Roll back to square one. Bands be trying SO DAMN HARD to sound like Cro-Mags but ‘not racist’ and D.R.I. but ‘serious’. And frankly, ever since Supercharger kicked the bucket music hasn’t been dumb or bad enough.

What are your lyrics about?
The Primeval & Ancient STRUGGLE of EXISTENCE

How would you describe your sound?
REAL, REAL BAD. 2-3 chords per song – I dare you to count. 

What’s in the future for this band?
D. Baggy left for warmer pastures, as did Yrrap. Couch keeps the dream alive with a crew of 7 now known as “Thee Cavemyn*” . But, D. Baggy is busy assmbling the Philthadelphia chapter of The Cavemen to wage war against the Boston chapter.

*Def NOT affiliated with any TERF bullshyt’

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Links and contact info:
paleoboys.bandcamp.gov

Youtube Playlist of our videos + promos:

 

 

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Band name:
THE NANCYS the-nancys-band-photo

Date & location formed:
January 2016 Boston, Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Grasping at sanity and listening to lots of blues and rock and roll.

What are your lyrics about?
The devil mostly.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock and roll.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully better equipment and some gigs.

Links and contact info:
nancys.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
BIG MAN

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in New Haven CT.

Reason for forming:
To write music to send to deep fucking space.

What are your lyrics about?
People, things and ideas that we’ll never support; stagnation and discontent; deep fucking space.

How would you describe your sound?
Dirty hardcore punk that dismantles the big man.

What’s in the future for this band?
Since we recorded our first EP called Habitual Contempt, we added a fifth member. We’re writing new songs right now for upcoming releases and playing as many shows as we can.

Big Man (photo by Zack Milliron)

Big Man (photo by Zack Milliron)

Links and contact info:

bigmantheband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COMMANDO commando-tape-cover

Date & location formed:
November, 2015, Rochester, NY.

Reason for forming:
Russ and Brandon (who play in a metallic hardcore band OBSESSOR) wanted to start a late 70s style punk band for over a year, and Alex (ex-Skate Korpse) had moved back into Rochester after living in New Orleans for a few years. It’s a perfect line up and the rest is history.

What are your lyrics about?
Struggle, triumph, snow.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark, energetic punk with some melody. Mainly influenced by 70s punk, and 80s hardcore to an extent.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing records, playing in and around Rochester.

Commando (photo by Mike Patenaude)

Commando (photo by Mike Patenaude)

Links and contact info:

morepowertapes.bandcamp.com/album/come-out-fighting
commandorochester.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
SUBSTANCE substance-band-logo

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Houston TX.

Reason for forming:
We all go to high school together and dig punk and stupid artsy shit so we got together and tried to emulate our favorite bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Anger, angst, dissatisfaction, hating conformity, hating yourself, identity issues.

How would you describe your sound?
Early US hardcore like The Germs, Jerry’s Kids and SSD. Hardcore punk for hardcore punks.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re releasing a 7″ early 2017 and going on a midwestern tour in the summer. If anyone wants to help out with either of those things, hit us up.

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Links and contact info:

substancetx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/demandafuture

 

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mission-creep-band-logoBand name:
MISSION CREEP

Date & location formed:
Washington, DC in winter of 2015.

Reason for forming:
The exorcising/ exercising of demons personal and otherwise.

What are your lyrics about?
The soul crushing feeling of indecisiveness about what to do with your life and the extent of actual agency you have over your existence in a capitalist world. Alienation/ aliens. Ghouls and ghoulish behavior. Unflattering drug habits.

How would you describe your sound?
Spooky/ scary. Like if Christian Death, The Chameleons and Killed by Deathrock Volume 1 all worked at the same Spirit Halloween store.

What’s in the future for this band?
We go to the moon, play the moon, eat the moon. That and stage blood if budget permits.

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Links and contact info:
missioncreepdc.bandcamp.com
Also reachable by Ouija and astral projection.

 

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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! METER FEEDER, LÍO, OHYDA, COMMUNITY, TORPUR, and CUTTING THROUGH


November 10th, 2016 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:
METER FEEDER

Date & location formed:
March, 2016 in Western Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Since hardcore should be over & done with already, we wanted to start an entirely new genre.

What are your lyrics about?
A day in the life of your average Meter Feeder; feeling remorse about having eaten at Applebee’s when you should have gone to Chile’s for unlimited enchiladas (for only $9.99), how it should be against the law to be obligated to go to some garbage party your co-workers are having, and reading about rural Massachusetts warriors who make their own license plates out of cardboard in MassLive & trying to get a job there. Our new material is about how L.A. is an uninhabitable city of robots, and stalking Anthony Kiedis.

How would you describe your sound?
Roll, NEVER rock.

Meeter Feeder (photo by Laura Motley)

Meeter Feeder (photo by Laura Motley)

What’s in the future for this band?
A new cassingle on Gut Freak, playing Be Bad Weekend in Richmond in January, followed by a short East Coast tour.

Links and contact info:

meterfeeder.bandcamp.com
gutfreak.storenvy.com

 

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Band name:
LÍO

Date & location formed:
November 2015. Santiago de Chile.

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Lío (photo by Viviana Perez Figueroa)

Reason for forming:
To show how bored we are about our routine life.

What are your lyrics about?
Frustration and anger against a world that fills us with absurd obligations.

How would you describe your sound?
Furious adolescent fastcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We want to record an EP for the 2017 and a couple of surprises with some friends bands.

Links and contact info:

liopv.bandcamp.com

 

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ohyda-logoBand name:
OHYDA

Date & location formed:
Don’t remember the exact date, probably beginning of 2015. We played our first show on 1st may 2015. 3/4 of band members live in Lublin, Poland, while our vocalist lives in Łódź, Poland.

Reason for forming:
3/4 Ohyda members played in the last Alert! Alert! line-up. After A!A! broke up after 4 years of existence, we felt we still wanted to play together. Kamil whom I’ve been in bands before joined us as the drummer.

What are your lyrics about?
Olo, our vocalist writes all the lyrics. All of them hold an orwellian, pessimistic if not misanthropic vision of the future and mankind.

How would you describe your sound?
Hmmm… we;re aiming for being dark, raw and psychedelic at the same time. I guess we’re inspired by both older polish bands like early Siekiera, Tragiedia or Atak, 90’s bands like P.E.S.D., lots of contemporary bands and I must admit we probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Destino Final, haha!

What’s in the future for this band?
We played 20 gigs so far, including a small tour with Life Fucker, done one gig abroad (Dublin, Ireland) and released a tape. We have a 12″ out soon on LVEUM. Hopefully after the record is out we’ll play some more shows and tour outside of Poland.

Ohyda (photo by Olga)

Ohyda (photo by Olga)

Links and contact info:

ohyda.bandcamp.com
lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COMMUNITY

Date & location formed:
Round about 19:00, 16th November 2015. Sheffield, UK.

Reason for forming:
Ben wanted to try singing in a band, paddy likes drums. We each liked the bands the others had been in, and liked each other.

What are your lyrics about?
Hating work, wrecking the planet and feeling helpless to do otherwise, hating magic and people who do magic tricks; they’re generally pretty sarky with an occasional hopeful bit… basically qualified negativity.

How would you describe your sound?
Some mid paced jammers, some fast stuff, mostly kind of mushy.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve recorded for a 7” and got a bunch of new tunes for a tape for Blenk, and we want to get out of the UK for a bit in the new year as well. No definite timeframes on any of this stuff. More Habesha (Best food in Sheff).

Community (photo by Davey Gooch)

Community (photo by Davey Gooch)

Links and contact info:
thepunkcommunity.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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TORPUR

Date & location formed:
December 2015 in Kraków, Poland.

Reason for forming:
Drunken conversation and a slimy cellar.

What are your lyrics about?
Male-induced disgust. Dungeon skate gang. Punk opinions. Using skateboards to hurt people. Nationalistic delusions. A goblin that is hungry and fucked up. Free time as a means of wasting potential. Free time as a means of resistance.

How would you describe your sound?
Goblin punk. Dungeon rock. Crooked grind.

What’s in the future for this band?
Learning how to play our instruments. Also a split tape and more shows.

Torpur (photo by Zuzanna Dzwonkowska)

Torpur (photo by Zuzanna Dzwonkowska)

Links and contact info:

torpur.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/torpurpunx

 

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Band name:
cutting-through-logo
CUTTING THROUGH

Date & location formed:
May 2016 Portland, Oregon.

Reason for forming:
Singer Mike and guitarist Kyle looking to do a band for a long time with a specific nyhc sound and aesthetic.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are a mix of issues such as the epidemic of sexual abuse in punk, positive thinking and health, and the straight edge.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is fast and hard hitting late 80’s New York hardcore, similar to many revelation records bands.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are recording in winter, hoping to have an ep out by summer and we would like to play the east coast in 2017.

Cutting Through (photo by Dan Gonyea)

Cutting Through (photo by Dan Gonyea)

Links and contact info:

cuttingthrough.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:
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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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*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



New Blood! SPEAR, CO-OP, WATCHDOG, LAUGHTER, DEADBEAT CLUB, and BODY FLUID


November 3rd, 2016 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…

spearlogoBand name:
SPEAR

Date & location formed:
Fall 2015 Cincinnati OH.

Reason for forming:
Formed at the same time as another band called Head Collector. Wanted to rebuild a scene, book good shows, prove that Cincinnati isn’t as bad as everyone thinks.

What are your lyrics about?
Hard work, dealing with shitheads in the scene. straight edge.

How would you describe your sound?
Oi! infulenced hardcore punk. 86 Mentality, Shipwrecked. Groovy Tunes.

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing and recording for a 7”, Playing more were all really busy with life and other bands but kicking into high gear this winter.

Spear (photo by Aaron Moss)

SPEAR (photo by Aaron Moss)

Links and contact info:

spear.bandcamp.com
4qtape.bigcartel.com

 

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Band name:
CO-OP

Date & location formed:
Nov 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

Reason for forming:
Premonition of Gene Wilder’s death.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly politics, social interactions and material ripped off from books Evan happens to be reading. Sometimes he forgets the words and has to make stuff up.

How would you describe your sound?
“Heavy-lidded crooners…”

What’s in the future for this band?
Self titled EP out now via Gary Cassettes. We’ll be recording new material for upcoming release this winter. Hopefully getting more opportunities to travel and play music.

Co-op (photo by Marisa Holmes)

Co-op (photo by Marisa Holmes)

Links and contact info:
thebandco-op.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
WATCHDOG

Date & location formed:
Early 2016, in Kamloops and Vancouver B.C. Canada.

Reason for forming:
Disconnecting from our previous band Goms in more of an intense approach towards hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Lyrics are political, personal and (anti)social. Our demo features songs about Big Brother surveillance (hence the name), the police state, anger, privileged suburban youth, and hardcore punk culture. Other songs that will be out soon hit more issues such as animal exploitation, mental health stigmas, systemic racism, and technological dependence.

How would you describe your sound?
The music is very scandi/boot punk influenced but with a lot of Boston crew vibes here and there. Abrasive hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are almost done writing for an EP-LP on Slow Death Records, and we are touring the west coast states in May 2017.

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Links and contact info:
watchdoghc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
LAUGHTER

Date & location formed:
Early March of 2016 in Denton Texas.

Reason for forming:
We had been talking about doing something for a little bit. Channel zero was supposed to play everything is not okay but broke up and since two of their members were in laughter we took their place. We wrote a set and played our first show at the fest about a week later.

What are your lyrics about?
All the lyrics are about mental health problems. Mostly focused around anxiety, depression, and disassociation.

How would you describe your sound?
Just some nasty rock n roll that you can boogie and crawl to

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re about to record for a new tape and go on our first tour in December/January through the Midwest and South

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Links and contact info:
laughterntx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DEADBEAT CLUB

Date & location formed:
Formed December 2015 in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Daniella Doom, Mandy Coxx, Lilian Filth and Edie Von Slayer met in 2015 and connected through music. Members from La Noia (Mandy Coxx) and Chasma (Lilian and Edie) joined forces. Some of us we sick of playing with boys and we all were trynna start something serious.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are subversive, political, feminist, dramatic, histrionic, campy, appropriative. We have songs about tricks, spells, hexes, revenge, historical figures, divas, campaign ads, constipation, bodies, predatory men, and our hot drummer, Lena.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is moody: sometimes furious and harsh sometimes nostalgic and melancholic, sometimes dissonant and sometimes melodic.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are going on a U.S tour in December and January & have dreams to take over the world

Deadbeat Club (photo by So Onam)

Deadbeat Club (photo by So Onam)

Links and contact info:
deadbeatclub1.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/deadbeat-club
facebook.com/deadbeatclub8

 

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Band name:
BODY FLUID

Date & location formed:
Los Angeles, 2016.

Reason for forming:
Ego.

What are your lyrics about?
Love.

How would you describe your sound?
👱🏻

What’s in the future for this band?
2017.

Body Fluid (photo by Kelsey Carter)

Body Fluid (photo by Kelsey Carter)

Links and contact info:
bodyfluidla.bandcamp.com

 

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