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New Blood! KRIMINAL, BUTCHER BOYS, THE LIMBOS, CRUTCH, and RAZORBUMPS

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New Blood! OLVIDO, KLOUT, SUNK, INCOMPETENTES, ПЕТЛЯ, and DIKTAT


July 21st, 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:
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OLVIDO

Date & location formed:
Formally on February, 2016 in Mexico City.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to have fun with our friends on stage, play the music we wanted to hear, and sing about things we had on our heads for a long time.

What are your lyrics about?
We try to talk about our feelings in an honest way and also aim to address topics that concern –and sometimes– harm us.

Olvido (photo by Eli Bonfil)

Olvido (photo by Eli Bonfil)

How would you describe your sound?
Punk with popish melodies to tap your feet to.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are writing new songs that we are gonna record sometime later this year and put some tapes out. Also, we’re looking forward to play a lot in and out of Mexico.

Links and contact info:
olvido1988.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/olvidopunk

 

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Band name:
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KLOUT

Date & location formed:
We’re from South Florida and we actually started this band about two years ago, but we were really disorganized and didn’t know what we wanted to do, so we didn’t actually release anything until February of 2016.

Reason for forming:
We just wanna play some badass hardcore punk rock music and stray away from what most other bands from down here are doing.

What are your lyrics about?
My lyrics all draw a lot from personal experience, so everything I talk about is shit I actually see and deal with either in my personal life or in the hardcore scene we come from. They’re all just about shit I think fucking sucks.

How would you describe your sound?
We’re just a hardcore band and nothing else. We have tinges of punk, rock n roll, d-beat. There’s a lot of elements but at the end of the day it’s just no bullshit hardcore music.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just put out a promo tape, actually. It’s a promo for a 7″ we’ll probably put out later this year. We’re also going on tour in August with another band from South Florida that I’m also in, which is a Latino punk band called Ladrón. Here are the dates for that:

8/1 – MIAMI, FL – w/ Antifaces, No Dice, Booger, and Go! Racer
8/2 – GAINESVILLE, FL
8/3 – RICHMOND, VA
8/5 – PHILLY – w/ SMART HEARTS and BLACKOUT
8/6 – NEW HAVEN, CT
8/7 – LATINO PUNK FEST – BROOKLYN, NY
8/8 – WASHINGTON, DC
8/9 – GREENSBORO, NC

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Klout (photo by Zack Rogers)

Links and contact info:
klout.bandcamp.com
Updates, Pics, Other shit:
notforyourecordings.tumblr.com
Merch:
notforyourecordings.com

 

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Band name:
SUNK

Date & location formed:
We started about a year ago around May in Moreno Valley, California. Since no one usually knows where that is, we usually just say Riverside to make it easier.

Reason for forming:
We had another band for a little while but a member moved away and then we just sorta lost touch with the other member so we reformed as SUNK and our vocalist of our last band learned to play bass as I was showing them the songs I made for the demo and then he eventually learned to play the bass well enough by the time we had our first show.

SUNK (photo by Maui Olivares)

SUNK (photo by Maui Olivares)

What are your lyrics about?
Being happy and skipping through happy rays of sunshine.

How would you describe your sound?
In person? Loud and probably annoying.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows and hopefully putting out something that doesn’t sound too terrible.

Links and contact info:

sunkca.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
INCOMPETENTES

Date & location formed:
We seriously formed together in late summer 2015, after our first drummer left the band.

Reason for forming:
We are classmates and we started to listen to punk bands together. We feel disgusted about what we don’t like, and one day we had the idea to focus all that hate and anger into forming a band. None of us really knew how to play any instruments, so we practiced and finally pumped out all of this shit.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about what whe hate, what we belive, what’s happened to us, and what we need.

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How would you describe your sound?
Dirty, noisy and riotous; only with that sound we can express ourselves.

What’s in the future for this band?
We will be recording a second demo soon, full of hate and noise, and also a possible split with our friends’ band Nervios.

Links and contact info:

incompetenteshcpunk.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/incompetentes

 

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Band name:
ПЕТЛЯ

Date & location formed:
We formed around a year ago in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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Reason for forming:
Me and my buddy just moved to Saint-Petersburg from a small northern town and felt the urge to play some gnarly tunes.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about insane people, the passion of human flesh, and about being locked up in the only decent city in Russia.

How would you describe your sound?
A quickly escalating fistfight between old drunk people on Sunday night in a gutter with the floor covered in piss and puke

What’s in the future for this band?
We are going to make some tapes with our last record, have a small Russian tour with our friends from Petrozavodsk, and hopefully film a short trash movie.

Links and contact info:
petlya.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DIKTAT, but for legal reasons we’re officially known as Diktat Bdx. Bdx is for Bordeaux. Everybody calls us Diktat anyway.

Date & location formed:
2014 in Bordeaux, France.

Reason for forming:
No reason why.

Diktat (photo by Chuck Ersatz)

Diktat (photo by Chuck Ersatz)

What are your lyrics about?
Everyday life, not growing up, and craving to be as free as possible.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw hardcore punk with riffs and no vocal effects.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a second tape coming out in the fall on Cool Marriage Records from Lyon.

Links and contact info:

diktat-bdx.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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New Blood! KRIMINAL, BUTCHER BOYS, THE LIMBOS, CRUTCH, and RAZORBUMPS


July 14th, 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…

Kriminal band art

Band name:
KRIMINAL

Date & location formed:
Berlin, May 2015.

Reason for forming:
Laessie: To keep ourselves off the streets. After 4 of us formed the “one gig only” Discharge and Shitlickers coverband “Shitcharge” which turned out to be lots of fun we decided to keep on playing something d-beat related together. We started in may 2015 with Janne Mannio on vocals, who sadly had to leave us after some months since he moved back to Finland. Luckily Rob wasn´t afraid of spending lots of time in a small room with 4 morons and joined
on vocals the same day Janne left
so we could keep the whole thing going.

What are your lyrics about?
Rob: Lyrically the content of our songs is varied between abstractions of personal/scene politics and a dystopian perspective of the future. Topics range from: the rise of the far right-wing around the world and its effect on people caught in the middle of rhetorical infighting, the phenomena of younger generations being controlled and distorted by social media, the tendency for elements of the punk community to become isolationist and devolving into elitism.

How would you describe your sound?
Laessie: Heavily d-beat/Swedish HC influenced punk with occasional rock´n´roll riffs.

Kriminal (photo by Per Thunell)

Kriminal (photo by Per Thunell)

What’s in the future for this band?
Laessie: More recordings in the next couple of months, touring Europe next year and finally getting our pyramid scheme started!

Links and contact info:

kriminalhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
BUTCHER BOYS

Date & location formed:
September 2014- San Gabriel Valley.

Reason for forming:
We were already talking about starting a project and it just so happened to be around halloween time and thought it’d be cool to cover X for a couple LA Halloween shows. Started on original stuff shortly after and the guys broke my heart by vowing to never cover X again.

What are your lyrics about?
LIFE OF A SALT QUEEN/POINTING FINGERS/BURNING BRIDGES/TAKING NAMES.

How would you describe your sound?
Like loose change in a dryer.

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Butcher Boys (photo by Desilu Munoz)

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a few upcoming shows:
7/16 with Busted Outlook/Primal Rite/Ex Youth/Drop In @ The Crate (Oakland)
8/7 with Wet Brain @ E. 7th warehouse (LA)
8/9 with Vanilla Poppers @ 5 Star Bar (LA)
8/13 with G.L.O.S.S./Pure Disgust/Firewalker/Thee Guillotines @ Union (LA)

Links and contact info:
butcherboys.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
THE LIMBOS

Date & location formed:
We formed in the summer of 2015 in Jackson, MS.

Reason for forming:
Nathaniel, the guitar player, had some riffs and lyrics that he’d been sitting on for about a year and he really wanted to do something with them. Mississippi has very few punk bands so he asked a few friends who weren’t already in other bands to start one.

What are your lyrics about?
Southern white conservatives, hypermasculinity, being punk, being not punk.

The Limbos (photo by Andi Harman)

The Limbos (photo by Andi Harman)

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk with Japanese hardcore influenced melodies.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re releasing a second and final tape soon. One of the members is moving and we don’t want to be a Frankenstein band.

Links and contact info:

thelimbospunk.bandcamp.com

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Artwork by Ross Adams

Band name:
CRUTCH

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Oklahoma City.

Reason for forming:
To play fast, mean songs and get some shit off our chests.

What are your lyrics about?
Inner struggles with depression and anxiety. Being queer in a conservative state.

How would you describe your sound?
Fastcore, reminiscent of 90’s powerviolence.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed Up Fest at the end of July, then writing a new EP.

Links and contact info:
crutchtheband.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/crutchtheband

Crutch (photo by Christopher Smith)

Crutch (photo by Christopher Smith)

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Band name:
RAZORBUMPS

Date & location formed:
Denton, Texas early fall of 2015.

Reason for forming:
Jenn: We wanted to make music that people could move their bodies to and dance! The guys had been jamming these songs for while before they came to me and said, “you’ve gotta sing on this.” I loved the tracks from the get-go. Since then, we’ve recruited two pals from Hattiesburg, MS to play with us live… so we consist of members of Ritual Order, Baghead, Big Bleach, Dumspell, Common-
Ignorance, and Elix-R).

What are your lyrics about?
Jenn: The lyrics for the demo, where do I start? The tracklist basically guides you through a young adult dealing with recreational drug use turned habit, abortion, peer pressure, friends that don’t take your advice… or ever shut up, and conscience themes. There will be a lyric zine available soon that will depict the lyrics in multiple perspectives. I had a great time writing the lyrics and recording this demo, its definitely the funnest thing I’ve ever done.

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How would you describe your sound?
Jenn: We think it was best described in a youtube post from our pal Jimmy: “garage-tinged rock n’ roll with bits of pop punk influence sprinkled graciously throughout.” It’s practically everything I could possibly want from a band of this nature: melodic, catchy as hell riffs and bass lines (often times sound like they’re playing a different song entirely with how dynamic they can be), some of the best drumming in the business, and reverbed female vocals layered on top of one another to give the illusion of legitimate vocal harmonies. And, of course, with there being added touches of delightfully sharp chords added into the mix in the first two tracks. They’re eventually abandoned for the last three tracks, instead sticking to more-straight-forward garage rock melodies as opposed to the poppy, chromatic-chord laden stuff displayed in the first two tracks.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Jenn: Since recruiting our new members there has been talk of a first show and a possible tour later into 2017, we are so stoked to play live shows and continue writing more music!!

Links and contact info:

razorbumpstx.bandcamp.com

Tapes available at:

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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?
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New Blood! SURGE, S-21, TRASH LOBSTER, and UNITED VOID


July 7th, 2016 by

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Band name:SurgeLogoNewBlood
SURGE

Date & location formed:
We formed in Dublin, Ireland about a year ago. At the time we had Emmett from Strong Boys playing drums but he wasn’t able to commit to the amount of gigs we wanted to do due to lots of great bands he’s already in but luckily we weren’t out of action too long when our good friend Tommy stepped in and we all gelled together really well.

Reason for forming:
Denise was really angry about a lot of stuff happening in society in Ireland and globally and wanted to vent about it. Lyrics formed in her head and we wrote a bunch of tunes in short space of time and it took off pretty quickly.

What are your lyrics about?
Denise: Generally about things that really piss me off, and make me despondent. Stuff I really need to vent about, which there is no shortage of on this fucked up little island. Sexual assault and how certain attitudes perpetuate bullshit rape culture, Ireland’s archaic abortion legislation, and the torture and death that results from state inaction on it, the absurdity of total environmental destruction as a result of rampant capitalism, struggles with self harm ideations, the dangers of mob mentality against oppressed minorities, queer identity and erasure.

Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)

Surge (photo by Aleks Andrs Robotiņš)

How would you describe your sound?
A raw mix between Japanese and Scandi hardcore? That’s what we were aiming for anyway but it developed at bit different as always. It’s noisy anyway.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released a 7 track tape (available through Dogs and Vultures Distro) and have started writing songs for another release, hopefully a split with another queer/feminist hardcore band. We’re up for touring and festivals as much as time allows, we have some trips to mainland Europe in the pipeline already.

Links and contact info:

surgepunx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/surgepunx

Distro:

dogsandvultures.com

 

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S-21

Date & location formed:
September 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

Reason for forming:
A bunch of bands broke up and a new wave of Philly punk bands started up, S-21 being one of them.

What are your lyrics about?
Genocide, being objectified/hyper-sexualized as an Asian woman, abuse, systemic oppression.

How would you describe your sound?
US hardcore punk band ripping off primitive Japanese punk metal riffs.

What’s in the future for this band?
Northeast tour in August and recording a record mid-summer.

S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)

S-21 (photo by Marit Staſstrom)

Links and contact info:
s-21.bandcamp.com

 

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Artwork by Jeffrey Drees

Band name: TRASH LOBSTER

Date & location formed:
June 2015, Oklahoma City.

Reason for forming:
Contributing to a punk scene that has stood up for and supported us.

What are your lyrics about?
Resistance to oppressive systems.

How would you describe your sound?
Queer Dumpster Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed Up Fest in July and a second release sometime before Fall.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/trashlobster666
trashlobster.bandcamp.com

Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)

Trash Lobster (photo by Smashley Killiams)

 

 

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Band name:
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UNITED VOID

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Andrew’s living room. East Tacoma, WA.

Reason for forming:
Steve: I moved to Seattle from KC in September and started hanging with Paul, who lived in KC for a while too. Neither of us had any bands going on and he introduced me to Tyler and Andrew. We all started jamming songs we had written and things kind of clicked between us.

What are your lyrics about?
Wasting time around shitty people, social climbers, feeling stuck in shitty situations, and joining gangs of monsters. Most are written in retrospect about bad times I was having the past couple years before I moved.

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How would you describe your sound?
USHC. Poison Idea/Boston/Midwest Hardcore all put into one.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording again in the next few months and planning a tour for late August/early September. Until then just keep writing songs and playing shows.

Links and contact info:

unitedvoid.bandcamp.com

 

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New Blood! PURE PRESSURE, PESADILLA, BONDAGE, FINAL, and BOOJI BOYS


June 30th, 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:

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PURE PRESSURE

Date & location formed:
March 2016 in Toronto.

Reason for forming:
To play hardcore punk in a low key, low stress band with people we haven’t played with before. Most of us aren’t really that close, and I guess we thought this would be a fun and rewarding way to spend time together outside of shows.

What are your lyrics about?
Karla: I was in an abusive relationship on/off for four years, and once I moved to Toronto and was completely removed from that person and the relationship, I realized that I had suppressed a lot of what had happened over those years.
With everything coming back, and that person coming into town for a festival, I began having panic attacks due to the fear of being put into another one of those situations again. But I was very fortunate and I was able to attend therapy sessions so when I was in the same rooms with that person, I no longer felt that fear or anxiety, and it was no longer me who was having to leave the room. So the majority of the writing ended up being about all the different sides to the spectrum of being in that type of relationship, and how devastating the aftermath of it can be.
I have also been displaced for the majority of my life, having spent the first 4 years in Mexico, growing up in the American Midwest (Kansas City), and then living in the Canadian PNW, so touching on the broken immigration systems in both the US and Canada came naturally as a part of the lyrics.

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How would you describe your sound?
Robert: It’s pretty traditional hardcore punk i.e. early Agnostic Front, Negative Approach, Straight Ahead, etc. When we started piecing together our first songs I kind of wanted to do a throwback to what is, in my opinion, the golden age of contemporary Toronto HC (bands like Urban Blight, Violent Future, and Bad Choice, all of who existed before I lived here). But I don’t really think anyone else in the band thought about it that way, and we maybe don’t sound much like those bands all in all.

What’s in the future for this band?
Write some more songs, play some more shows. We have a couple good ones coming up in the next few weeks, and we are playing Not Dead Yet in October.

Links and contact info:

purepressure.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
PESADILLA

Date & location formed:
October 2015, Santiago de Chile.

Reason for forming:
We like punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Lyrics are about true survivors.

How would you describe your sound?
Third world noise.

What’s in the future for this band?
Nobody knows….. yet.

Pesadilla (photo by Franco Buccioni)

Pesadilla (photo by Franco Buccioni)

Links and contact info:

pesadillapunk.bandcamp.com

 

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BONDAGE

Date & location formed:
February 2016.

Reason for forming:
We all had a want for a place we could come together and create music. Each one of our experiences as women within our community, city, country, and world are all different. We come from different backgrounds, cities, families, cultures yet having a place to vent, talk about our lives, hang out and not feel judgement and write punk was something important to us.

What are your lyrics about?
Sometimes, they’re serious. Sometimes, tongue and cheek. A way to get across: we are all tired. So fucking tired. Of everything.

How would you describe your sound?
Bratty moody punk.
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What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our demo about a week ago and have only played two shows. Our next show is with PATSY in July in Austin. It’s goin’ be sick.

Links and contact info:
bondagetx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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FINAL

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Reason for forming:
We decided to form the band to do something different than our side projects, our guitar player is also in SECTA, the bass player plays for TRAICION, the drummer’s in TUMBAS, and we all share the same taste in music.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are basically a cocktail of personal stuff we live through on a daily basis. Stories of raw human decadence, cries of agony, it’s all reflective of our dystopian view of the future.

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How would you describe your sound?
We’ve always aimed for the rawest sound possible, taking reference from bands like CRIMEN fom Mexico with their distorted guitars and bass lines, DESTINO FINAL from Spain with delayed and echoed vocals, and last but not least the catchy sound of ESKORBUTO.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are touring in the US west and east coasts and we’re playing at the Latino Punk Fest in New York in August. We’re planning to record a long play record to accompany the demo, and our EP called Muerte that is coming out soon. After that we want to tour as much as we can, get to every corner of the globe, and wait until the Judgement Day arrives.

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Links and contact info:
finalpunk.bandcamp.com/releases
facebook.com/finalmentefinal

 

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Band name:
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BOOJI BOYS

Date & location formed:
Winter 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Reason for forming:
5 local rockers looking to rock out for the local rock scene / Just some buds that were lookin to rock.

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Booji Boys (photo by Justin Crowe’s iPhone)

What are your lyrics about?
Fun in the sun, the class war and shameful fantasies.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock/Hard Rock punk power pop? hardcore? I don’t know just rocknroll, buddie.

What’s in the future for this band?
Less talkin’ and more rockin’ / ***big new album comin out***

Links and contact info:

boojiboysfuneral.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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New Blood! SLUR, FUSSY, DOXX, AND CRUMB


June 23rd, 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:
SLUR

Date & location formed:
Fall 2014, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
The band progressed naturally out of us meeting together once a month to blow off steam from work and to partake in something genuinely enlivening, not dead and mass-produced, through sound. Over the course of the fall and winter we felt certain themes and ideas emerging from our improvisations that we wanted to hone in on.

We want to address power, desire, suffering, sexuality, fantasy, love and hate without adhering to any particular pre-conceived attitude or playing style. Our songs are fleshed out from free-form improvisations to reflect the spontaneity which we want to manifest.

We wish to give shape to otherwise unnameable desires.

SLUR (photo by Thomas Ignatius)

SLUR (photo by Thomas Ignatius)

What are your lyrics about?
Intoxication, regret, fear, failure, strength, masochism, romanticized despair, fractured masculinity, loss, hauntings.

How would you describe your sound?
Cavernous, dream-like, meditative, gothic, an angel exploding. Someone once described it as “wasted in the passenger seat of a car.”

What’s in the future for this band?
We have been separated for a while geographically but will be reunited in the fall, when we will begin work on pushing our sound into different realms, releasing a record and developing our live show. Until then we will be playing one-off gigs, practicing when we can and working on

Links and contact info:

ssslurrr.bandcamp.com
ssslurrr.tumblr.com

 

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FUSSY

Date & location formed:
April 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Reason for forming:
I play in two other bands that are other peoples projects and I wanted to start something that was mine and be able to play by my own rules.

What are your lyrics about?
A sour friendship. The songs are about loving someone you cant trust and the frustration that comes from this. The songs are about FUSSY.

How would you describe your sound?
It’s anxious and noisy but fun.

What’s in the future for this band?
Im dubbing tapes of the demo right now…and printing shirts….and going to record an EP around halloween. I’m in the middle of booking a tour with a band called OVVN that should happen in Aug.

Links and contact info:
whoisfussy.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DOXX

Date & location formed:
Formed in March 2016 in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

DOXX (photo by Pelluco Fernandez)

DOXX (photo by Pelluco Fernandez)

Reason for forming:
The Ottawa hardcore scene is (predominantly) macho garbage. We hope to shake things up a little with a femme-fronted political hardcore punk band in a city of basketball shorts and bands who identify as “hardcore, not punk” (gross).

What are your lyrics about?
Seven month winters draining your desire to do anything at all; heteronormativity and toxic masculinity in the punk scene; masculine / flexing / powerlifting hardcore dudes.

How would you describe your sound?
Straight forward hardcore punk tinged with slime.

What’s in the future for this band?
Aiming to put out a 7″ and do a short US tour. Until then, shaking up macho hardcore lineups and creating discomfort through Sof’s unabashed feminine anger.

Links and contact info:

doxxottawa.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CRUMB is Damon, Oskar, Brenayin, Cam.

Date & location formed:
April twentieth in the year of our Lord, 1969 in Vancouver BC.

Reason for forming:
Freedom, man.

What are your lyrics about?
Being human in a society designed by aliens

How would you describe your sound?
Our demo sounds better after you throw it in the garbage.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our demo is coming out on tape on Slow Death Records. Other than that, we’ll see what the big man upstairs has in store for us.

CRUMB (photo by Ted Liu)

CRUMB (photo by Ted Liu)

Links and contact info:

crumbvancouver.bandcamp.com

 

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