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MRR Radio #1520 • 8/28/16

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New Blood! BURP!, MATERIAL SUPPORT, THE VITAMENS, THE DRIPPIES, MIRROR, 86 GEMINI, WÄRFEAR, RARE FORM, and NOPES

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New Blood! MINORITY THREAT, SATÉLITE, ROHT, OUTSKIRTS, CÃOS, CASUAL BURN, and BLOTCHOUTS

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New Blood! BURP!, MATERIAL SUPPORT, THE VITAMENS, THE DRIPPIES, MIRROR, 86 GEMINI, WÄRFEAR, RARE FORM, and NOPES


August 25th, 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:
BURP!

Date & location formed:
May 2015, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Reason for forming:
We listened to a bunch of NWI punk music that was coming out at the time, Big Zit, Ooze, etc, and decided we wanted to make something in the same vein.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly just being a curmudgeon, complaining about shit that everyone else complains about, but trying to do it in a catchy way. Our hometown, internet drama, weed-induced anxiety attacks, awful jobs, etc.

BURP! (photo by KT Kanazawich)

BURP! (photo by KT Kanazawich)

How would you describe your sound?
Most people have said we have a similar sound to old school KBD records bands… Just snotty punk stuff, lots of attitude followed by riffs that’ll get stuck in your head.

What’s in the future for this band?
We broke up in June 2016, our final show was the PUNKS FOR PAWS benefit gig in Philadelphia. Everyone in the band sort of branched off and are now doing their own things. Kody fronts Body Party and plays guitar in N.E.G., Matt plays drums in Bleeders, Corey produces house music, Noah has several new projects in the works.

Links and contact info:

itsburpbaby.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
MATERIAL SUPPORT

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Queens, NY.

Reason for forming:
The Filipino punk scene in NYC is really small. Gary from Kadena introduced all of us at Namatay Sa Ingay’s (AJ and Simon’s other band) first show at the Ding Dong Lounge in 2014. We hit it off and Miles and Jackie mentioned they wanted to play in a political punk band named after an anti-terrorism law. AJ and Simon were down. We jammed and it sounded alright, so we kept playing together.

Material Support (photo by Jjca Photography)

Material Support (photo by Jjca Photography)

What are your lyrics about?
Our members are recent law grads and/or in the Filipino diaspora. Lyrics are political, but not the typical “burn all the cop cars” stuff. We’ve got songs about cops, war, gentrification, and racism, but also third-world feminism and liberation. The songs also alternate from English to Tagalog and reflect the struggles of various communities that we represent and fight for.

How would you describe your sound?
This awesome dude at our label said we were D.C. post-punk meets L.A. proto-hardcore. But we didn’t really know what that meant. Jackie doesn’t really listen to punk, so our songs don’t fit typical molds because she has no reference to the music besides Bikini Kill and hardcore bands she hates. We’re into lots of different things including T.S.O.L., Chumbawumba, and Filipina Broadway star Lea Salonga (Les Miserables).

What’s in the future for this band?
Making more music, recording our full-length, playing more shows because Jackie and Miles just graduated and are unemployed. We want to build the Filipin@ punk scene in NYC and across the US with the help of our community and our label Aklasan Records.

Links and contact info:

bandcamp.com/materialsupport
facebook.com/materialsupport
aklasanrecords.bigcartel.com

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Band name:
THE VITAMENS, daddy!the vitamens band logo

Date & location formed:
February of 2016, mama!

Reason for forming:
Barrett (bass) was concerned about his mobility after receiving multiple botox injections inside his calves (to increase his ALREADY impressive height)- the rest just came naturally, baby!

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are fucking stupid. Broken friendships, sex, addiction, and blatant aggression, honey!

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound? Not great, playing these songs sometimes makes my stomach hurt. :(

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re supposed to be putting out a single of new songs. We also have plans for a winter west coast tour with another Kansas City band, AGENT. Other than that 2 of our members will be living in Olympia so who knows!

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Links and contact info:
Call 816-591-4041 and ask for Barrett! You have a computer- google it, fuckers :P

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Band name:
THE DRIPPIES

Date & location formed:
October 2015 at the Bong House, KCMO.

Reason for forming:
we were all cross faded in our living room listening to KBD records and decided it would be cool to be a band.

What are your lyrics about?
Being a degenerate, people that we don’t like, crime, drugs, being a basket case, y’know. shit like that.

How would you describe your sound?
If Protex and the Stooges had a dumpster baby that did a lot of DMT when it got older.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just recorded a new 7 inch that should hopefully be out in a few months, hopefully another record and a west cost tour in 2017.

The Drippies (photo by JJ Sears)

The Drippies (photo by JJ Sears)

Links and contact info:
thedrippiespnr.bandcamp.com

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Mirror (photo by HDF)

Mirror (photo by HDF)

Band name:
MIRROR

Date & location formed:
April 2015 in Austin, TX, via Saturn.

Reason for forming:
To reflect society’s ills through the power of sensual glam rock.

What are your lyrics about?
Many topics including fragile egg men, canabalism, radiation, licking boots, and Comte de lautreamont.

How would you describe your sound?
Space ritual of the tupa-tupa.

What’s in the future for this band?
About to release a 7″ on erste theke tonträger and possibly tour Mexico/Midwest.

Links and contact info:
mirrortx.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
86 GEMINI

Date & location formed:
Early 2015, played our first show in August.

86 Gemini (photo by Maddie Rehayem)

86 Gemini (photo by Maddie Rehayem)

Reason for forming:
A need to create and move the body with friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Entropy, acceleration towards the void, seeing a darkness in the species, cycles of shame, indulgence, and repression, mass self-denial and destruction, the human wad, the collective consciousness, energy, movement, power, love, suffering, memories, and finding pleasure and beauty in all of the above.

How would you describe your sound?
Holing up in your room all winter eating acid listening to Bastard and GISM while you surf craigslist for pervert money.

What’s in the future for this band?
West coast tour in August. 7″ coming out eventually on High Fashion Industries (Frankl’s vision), a track on a Cretins of Distortion compilation, another tour hopefully with our Nebraskan soulmates through middle America, and some day a VHS-EP.

86 Gemini (photo by Will Mecca)

86 Gemini (photo by Will Mecca)

Links and contact info:

86gemini.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
WÄRFEAR

Wärfear (photo by Nurmaisarah Mokhtar)

Wärfear (photo by Nurmaisarah Mokhtar)

Date & location formed:
Formed sometime in January 2016, Malacca, Malaysia.

Reason for forming:
It’s hard to say. We just think that we need to play something pure and honest. I personally love simple punk riffs with angry, driven vocals. That’s all.

What are your lyrics about?
Same old shit. War, corruption, state control, politics.

How would you describe your sound?
Crust punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have just released a demo tape last May 2016. Currently planning for some short tours interstate, then we’ll probably record some new shit for 7″.

Links and contact info:
warfear666.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
RARE FORM

Date & location formed:
December 2015, New Haven, Connecticut.

Reason for forming:
Me and our drummer’s old band had just broken up and we wanted to start a completely different band. I had always wanted to front a hardcore band, and my roommate had just started learning bass so that was a no brainer.

What are your lyrics about?
My experiences as a woman in the world and in the hardcore scene mostly, but also other subjects such as losing friends, politics, etc.

Rare Form (photo by Dan Patrick)

Rare Form (photo by Dan Patrick)

How would you describe your sound?
Energetic punk you can mosh to. we all listen to a wide variety of bands so it’s kind of a mix of all our favorite subgenres. we just play what we think sounds cool.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just put out our demo, we’re gonna get some tapes made of that. we’re hoping to do a weekend tour sometime soon, I would love to do a longer tour with another cool band. we’ve already been working on some new songs! hoping to play lots of shows next year, maybe a fest or something. hit us up!

Links and contact info:
rareformhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
NOPES

Date & location formed:
Late 2014/ early 2015.

Reason for forming:
We all have shitty day jobs, from which needed some release. We all really wanted to play something noisy, fast, and loud that people would either hate or (hopefully) love.

What are your lyrics about?
Shitty day jobs, scraping by in the city, banh mi’s and death.

How would you describe your sound?
Herky jerky fringe arena punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a US tour 10/5-10/25 and our debut LP “Never Heard of It” out that same month on Magnetic Eye Records.

Tour Dates:
10/05 (Wed): Chico, CA
10/06 (Thurs): Eugene, OR
10/07 (Fri): Portland, OR
10/08 (Sat): Seattle, WA *2 shows – early and late
10/09 (Sun) Olympia, WA
10/12 (Wed) Boise, ID
10/13 (Thurs) Logan, Utah
10/14 (Fri) Grand Junction, CO
10/15 (Sat) Denver, CO
10/16 (Sun) Albuquerque, NM
10/17 (Mon) Day off?
10/18 (Tues) Austin, TX
10/19 (Wed) San Antonio, TX
10/20 (Thurs) El Paso, TX
10/21 (Fri) Phoenix, AZ
10/22 (Sat) San Diego, CA
10/23 (Sun) Fullerton, CA
10/24 (Mon) San Luis Obispo, CA
10/30 (Sun) San Francisco, CA (LP Release Show)

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Links and contact info:

hellanaw.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/nopesband

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2) Date & location formed:
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6) What’s in the future for this band?
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New Blood! MINORITY THREAT, SATÉLITE, ROHT, OUTSKIRTS, CÃOS, CASUAL BURN, and BLOTCHOUTS


August 11th, 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…

minority threat band logoBand name:
MINORITY THREAT

Date & location formed:
March 2015 in Columbus, OH.

Reason for forming:
Our current social and political climate.

What are your lyrics about?
Our current social and political climate. Police, racism, sexism, scene politics.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast, pissed punk/hardcore in 90 second bursts.

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing and playing shows! We’re currently writing our first LP, with plans to tour after it drops on Head2Wall. We want to reach as many people outside of Ohio as possible, while writing the best music we can to spread our message.

Minority Threat (photo by Levi Marshall)

Minority Threat (photo by Levi Marshall)

Links and contact info:

minoritythreat.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/minoritythreatOH
twitter.com/minoritythreat

 

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satélite band logoBand name:
SATÉLITE

Date & location formed:
September 2015. Madrid, Spain.

Reason for forming:
Similar musical interests through which we project our sensitivity (we don’t know if that makes sense).

What are your lyrics about?
Human perception and what/how we feel about the system.

How would you describe your sound?
80’s post-punk, anarcho-punk, sometimes psychedelic noises.

What’s in the future for this band?
Future doesn’t exist but we want to make and record new songs, and keep playing.

Satélite at Villatruño in Logroño, Spain (photo by Mónica)

Satélite at Villatruño in Logroño, Spain (photo by Mónica)

Links and contact info:

satelitepunk.bandcamp.com

 

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ROHT BAND LOGOBand name:
ROHT

Date & location formed:
Formed in Reykjavík earlier this year.

Reason for forming:
The two of us play/have played in other bands together, we wanted to play in a hardcore band.

What are your lyrics about?
Anti-authoritarianism, mental health problems, feeling out of step with the world. Trying to balance out your nihilistic side with the side that wants things to be better.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk with a heavy mix of noise/industrial music. We like the classics but we also listen to and get a lot of influence from current hardcore punk from all over the world.

What’s in the future for this band?
A 7″ in the fall and some more shows. Hopefully some touring in the not too distant future.

ROHT (photo by Alexandra Ingvarsdóttir)

ROHT (photo by Alexandra Ingvarsdóttir)

Links and contact info:
roht.bandcamp.com
pbppunk.com

 

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Band name:
OUTSKIRTS

Date & location formed:
Summer 2015. Brooklyn / Queens, NYC.

Reason for forming:
Because we’ve all been in bands since we first met punk and we don’t know how to stop.

Outskirts (photo by Jason Rigas)

Outskirts (photo by Jason Rigas)

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly about being angry with how horrible the world can be while being hopeful that positive change is possible.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast hardcore with an addiction to d-beat and mid-tempo breakdowns.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continuing to play 10-song sets in under 15 minutes. stay tuned for new releases.

Links and contact info:

outskirtsnyc.bandcamp.com

 

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cãos band logoBand name:
CÃOS (I guess you could pronounce it something like “cuh-oos”).

Date & location formed:
Around march 2016, in Curitiba (ghost town), Brazil.

Reason for forming:
Boredom, the name of the band sounded good, also finally finding someone to play the drums (Thx Mika!).

What are your lyrics about?
Late capitalism and surveillance/punitive paranoia getting into people’s heads. Cruelty and misunderstanding inherent to human speech. Anxiety. And of course cinism. Someday i’ll translate the lyrics into English.

How would you describe your sound?
Noise rock / post-punk but sometimes I think it has something to do with black metal.

Cãos (photo by Andrey Michaelzechen)

Cãos (photo by Andrey Michaelzechen)

What’s in the future for this band?
Some touring inside Brazil and new songs, dunno if we’re gonna release it as 7”, cass singles or if we’ll record a LP, hope we have new material until the end of this year.

PS: Labels from anywhere, if you want to release future stuff from Cãos please contact!

PPS: the last copies of our debut cassette are still available for sale at Meia-Vida’s bandcamp

Links and contact info:


meiavida.bandcamp.com/album/c-os/
ca-os.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CASUAL BURN

Date & location formed:
August 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Reason for forming:
The usual hanging around, talking about music, making dumb jokes and deciding, hey, this is actually a really unintimidating nice combination of folks to play music with. We all had a similar aesthetic in the kind of music we wanted to play and I think a lot of the focus on forming the band was just general summer malaise and wanting to have fun.

Casual Burn (photo by Xandra Wong)

Casual Burn (photo by Xandra Wong)

What are your lyrics about?
I feel like a lot of the lyrics we have come from a place of frustration with expectations of femininity, and the impulse to chew that up and spit it back out. A lot of the lyrics seem to kind of glamorize being a waste case and getting around, but really all just come back to being angry if you want to be, being a mess if you want to be, and generally owning whoever you are. There’s a lot to be mad about, and I think everyone has a part of them that just wants to laugh, and break things, and pee on the rug.

How would you describe your sound?
Other people have definitely done a better job than we’ve been able to. We used to describe ourselves as sleazy good time driveway music, which I think latches on to certain aspects of good ol’ fashioned rock and roll. We’ve also been described as “surf sunniness meets no wave gloom.” There’s definitely a nice base coat of punk in there.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re drawing straws for who gets to really lose it, full on deep end. Or maybe we’ll just settle down and find a little house at the quiet end of a street and get a couple of dogs. In the meantime, we’re about to go on our second tour, this time out west. I think it’s really cool that we’re all very excited about getting to travel with this band, and hopefully there’s a lot more of that down the road. Oh, and hopefully a sugar daddy, we’re taking applications.

Here are the tour dates:

8/25 – Houston, TX
8/26 – Austin, TX
8/27 – San Antonio, TX
8/29 – Tucson, AZ
8/30 – Flagstaff, AZ
8/31 – Los Angeles, CA
9/1 – Santa Cruz, CA
9/2 – Oakland, CA
9/3 – Oakland, CA
9/4 – Santa Rosa, CA
9/6 – Eugene, OR
9/7 – Portland, OR
9/8 – Seattle, WA
9/9 – Seattle, WA
9/10 – Bellingham, WA
9/11 – Tacoma, WA
9/12 – Missoula, MT
9/14 – Denver, CO
9/16 – Albuquerque, NM
9/17 – Sante Fe, NM
9/18 – Oklahoma City, OK
9/19 – Denton, TX
9/20 – Fort Worth, TX

Links and contact info:

casualburn.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
BLOTCHOUTS (credit to Anna Kavan)
Dylan- drums, Kiana- guitar, Nick- bass, Yacob- vocals, guitar, recordings

Date & location formed:
As a recording entity- Richmond CA late 2015. As a functional- live band Summer 2016, San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
Brief bursts of spontaneous automatic song creation throughout the depths of a lengthy debilitating depression as singularly experienced by Yacob Glowniss. Once Discontinuous Innovation Inc. agreed to release the tape, the collective realized we had to form a performative iteration to move the product. All members thus far are D.I. interns.

What are your lyrics about?
Rich idiots. Anxiety. Fatigue. Poverty. The slog of life thru the fly-encircled landfill of late capitalism. Mental and physical illness. Malaise at the black hole center of our galaxy. Watching a complacency rock band and wishing I’d brought a book. My bunny’s bout with pneumonia. The end of the world.

It’s political, but in the same way as shouting into the void, or tossing bouquets of flowers into its gaping maw.

Blotchouts (photo by Oliver O'Haver)

Blotchouts (photo by Oliver O’Haver)

How would you describe your sound?
Careening off the rails no wave / bummerpunk 2.0 / sluggy bludgeoning drugdgery / a little bit of go-go.

What’s in the future for this band?
A constantly permutating chaotic live iteration. More slogging through literal garbage. More sweltered heat death janky closet-recorded missives.

I hope that as more people join and learn the songs and perform with the band it subdivides into infinitude, that there will be endless varieties of new bandspores with blotchouted mitochondria.

Links and contact info:

albacorerecords.bandcamp.com/
discontinuousinnovationinc.bandcamp.com

 

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6) What’s in the future for this band?
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New Blood! SERVICE, BOMBERS, PAWNS, MOLAR, CHEW, and RUT


August 4th, 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:
SERVICE

Date & location formed:
August 2015 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Reason for forming:
The band started as an idea Sergio (drums) and Justin (vocals) had years ago before playing in any bands. We wanted to incorporate synths and power electronics type of sounds into a punk band.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics deal heavily with self and society, the role of the person, and their place within the world. A lot of the songs have a theme of disappointment, defeat, and acknowledging the everyday trials we experience in our surroundings.

How would you describe your sound?
The aftermath of a night of cold gin and gambling away your wages.

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Service (photo by Kevin Parnow)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re looking to record a new EP soon, and then moving on to do an LP hopefully after. We’re going to tour, play shows, and record until we degrade into shadows of our former selves. We’re hoping to play more outside of our home in Santa Rosa.

Links and contact info:

serviceusa.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
BOMBERS

Date & location formed:
December ’14 Salem/Boston.

Reason for forming:
Zipperhead died and the Combat Zone is fucking lost.

What are your lyrics about?
Self abuse, living like an animal.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
7″, tour

Links and contact info:

bombersma.bandcamp.com
twerprecords.bandcamp.com
harshreality.storenvy.com

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Band name: PAWNS

Date & location formed:
Honestly we’ve lost all track of time at this point. We formed in Brooklyn and our first show was late 2014.

Reason for forming:
It’s hard to say. Originally I started Pawns as a solo project with the intention of making really heavy, straight forward post-punk and it kinda just blossomed from there.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of our lyrics deal with my personal tribulations (depression, poverty, health etc.) and relating them to broader political and social issues in the world today. I’m highly influenced by anarchist ideology which definitely plays a roll in our lyrical content as well as our over all sound and direction.

How would you describe your sound?
Anarcho-deathrock. Our sound has changed drastically over the past few months and our earlier recordings may not be totally indicative of our newer direction, but our latest release (a split cassette with Cemetery) is definitely the best example of the sound we’re going for.

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What’s in the future for this band?
Well, we are on tour right now playing with some of our favorite contemporary bands (Masses, Maudlin, Belgrado, etc.) and once we’re back we plan on getting our shit together and putting out a full-length.

8/15 Baltimore (TBA)
8/16 Philly (TBA)
8/20 NYC Nowhere to Run Fest W/ Belgrado, Crash Course in Science, Annex, Bootblacks

Links and contact info:

soundcloud.com/pawns-1

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Band name:
MOLAR

Date & location formed:
London, UK in summer 2015.

Reason for forming:
We were just all friends who couldn’t play instruments and thought it would be fun/funny.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly they are just sad/angry – struggling to exist in gross patriarchy & whitewashed lad culture, chronic illnesses, feeling alienated and sad and far from ‘home’, losing your phone all the time, generally being taken for a mug, but some are also about friends being supportive & hilarious through all those things.

How would you describe your sound?
Messy?

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What’s in the future for this band?
We are hoping to record some more things in the next couple of months. And then tour forever (especially in Brazil because our guitarist Adri has just moved back home there :()

Links and contact info:

molartheband.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/MOLAR.THEBAND

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Band name:
CHEW

Date & location formed:
May 2015 Chicago IL.

Reason for forming:
We like punk music.

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CHEW (photo by Jen Cray)

What are your lyrics about?
Perennial discontent.

How would you describe your sound?
Nick Blinko’s Dead Kennedys cover band.

What’s in the future for this band?
Upcoming split 7”s with RASH and PENETRODE; more midwest shows and another tour; an LP.

Links and contact info:

chewpunx.bandcamp.com

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RUT (pboto by Justin Nguyen )

RUT (pboto by Justin Nguyen )

Band name:
RUT

Date & location formed:
Our first show was on February fourth of this year, so we started writing sometime in mid January.

Reason for forming:
I had already been playing bass with Chain Hex for about a year, and I began to feel an urge to start something new.

What are your lyrics about?
The realities of my place within the punk community. Anxiety, problems with my self image, marginalization or feeling unaccepted.

How would you describe your sound?
I think we fit well within the confines of contemporary hardcore (whatever that entails), but Ben, who also plays with Acrylics, has brought some of those wiggly, near uncomfortable, guitar parts with with him. I think his style has really diversified our overall sound in a huge way.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a lot of local shows lined up through September with Rixe, Government Flu, Chain of Flowers, and a bunch of other great bands. We’re also about to record again and hopefully book a short tour in support of our next release.

Links and contact info:
rut-hc.bandcamp.com

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New Blood! MALA LECHE, LADRÓN, MEMORY LOSS, PROGRAM, VIRUELA, AND STUCKO


July 28th, 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:
MALA LECHE

Date & location formed:
El 25 de Julio del 2015 en un almacen lleno de hippies cubiertos en cuero tapados con esparragos.

Reason for forming:
Me Aburro…

What are your lyrics about?
Ansiedad paralizante, nada, frustraciones sexuales, nada.

How would you describe your sound?
Una sonrisa en la guata.

What’s in the future for this band?
nada siempre se viene.

Links and contact info:

malaleche69.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
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LADRÓN

Date & location formed:
The idea for this band was floating around since summer of 2015, but it wasn’t until October that year that we actually wrote out songs and solidified the lineup that we have today. We are from South Florida.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to make a Latino presence larger in our scene. We love Los Crudos and they have a huge impact on us, but I wouldn’t say they influence us musically. People constantly throw around the words “white boy hardcore” when they talk about hardcore in South Florida and it’s really not that way at all.

Ladrón (photo by Meline Gharibyan)

Ladrón (photo by Meline Gharibyan)

What are your lyrics about?
Most of the lyrics are about US imperialism, racism, and people rising up to face their oppressors.

How would you describe your sound?
Catchy Oi! and UK82 influenced hardcore punk. Lyrics in Spanish being shouted over melodic riffs combined with hard stomping drumming and pogo beats.

What’s in the future for this band?
More touring, more music. We’re about to tour with Klout, who you just did a feature on, to the northeast to play Latino Punk Fest in New York. We have a tape with two new songs for that. Also, in December we’re touring to Texas and Mexico with Kombat from DC. We’re hoping to put out a 7″ sometime this year also. Here are the dates/event page for the Klout tour!

8/1 – MIAMI, FL @ The Granary w/ Antifaces, No Dice, Booger, and Go! Racer
8/2 – GAINESVILLE, FL @ The Nest w/ Rubbish, Vägra, TV Set, and Flower Child
8/3 – RICHMOND, VA @ Thunderdome w/ Regulator
8/5 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Time Cube w/ Blackout and Horse Girls
8/6 – NEW HAVEN, CT @ Thee House w/ Big Man and Sick Head
8/7 – BROOKLYN, NY @ Aviv LATINO PUNK FEST 2016 (no Klout)
8/8 – WASHINGTON D.C. @ Smash! Records w/ Mad Existence and Pink Film
8/9 – GREENSBORO, NC @ ??? w/ Substance and Bad Eric

Links and contact info:
The tour’s facebook event page
Bandcamp:
ladron.bandcamp.com
Updates, Pics, Other shit:
notforyourecordings.tumblr.com
Merch:
notforyourecordings.com

 

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Band name:
MEMORY LOSS

Date & location formed:
Richmond, Virginia. Lurch, Wilbo, and Leo started playing together in October 2015. Rachel joined in January, we played our a first show a few weeks later during a blizzard.

Reason for forming:
Seemed right/stop drinking alone/pass the winter months.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics mostly deal with depression, feeling disconnected emotionally, alienation and frustration.. the usual.

How would you describe your sound?
Noisy hardcore punk? Maybe “harsh” or “dark” should be in there somewhere. Loud.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continue to play out of town, trying to have a 7″ out by winter.

Memory Loss (photo by Jake Cunningham)

Memory Loss (photo by Jake Cunningham)

Links and contact info:

memorylossrva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PROGRAM

Date & location formed:
February 2015, McAllen, TEXAS.

Reason for forming:
We found like-minded, solid people, with the direction of bringing a different sound into our Rio Grande Valley’s punk community. That resulted in PROGRAM’s assembly with pillars, and amongst the ruins of local dissolved punk bands which helped consolidate our friendships, sound and the band’s foundation.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics talk about the things we experience and family’s circumstances like depression, addiction and poverty and their effects on me, on us, our friends and the people we love. Also about our community problems that prevail, but are not limited to the place where we live in the US/MEXICO border, for example: girls getting raped and slaughtered and people thrown into mass graves, the drug-war’s death toll, destruction and corruption; the unequal displacement of money. They also talk about broader spectrums that affect entire countries like war devastation, and the weapons used by systems to create and fight all these events.

Program (photo by Alicia Flores)

Program (photo by Alicia Flores)

How would you describe your sound?
Scandinavian-Dbeat-riffage influenced hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Play some more in Texas, finish releasing the 7″, work on an LP and then tour in the US when and to where people invite us.

Links and contact info:

(demo cs in Europe)
(demo in US) 
programtx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
VIRUELA

Date & location formed:
Summer 2016, México city.

Reason for forming:
We aren’t from CDMX, Lisa is from Canada and Patricio and I are from the north of the country. We became close friends, and wanted to play and do something together before we left the city. We jokingly called this whole deal “the suicidal punk mission” since we practiced, played shows, and recorded in just one month.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re about mental illness, being sick of the city you live in, sexual harassment, feeling like you don’t fit in anywhere, fighting against shit that wants to fuck you up, disdain for control freaks… pretty much how we feel about the things we hate and are against.

Viruela (photo by Víctor Arellano)

Viruela (photo by Víctor Arellano)

How would you describe your sound?
Scrappy, loud, dual-vocals, crusty punk with an Angry Samoans kind of vibe.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our EP. We’re talking about making tour dates all over the country next year, when Lisa comes back to Mexico. And of course we’re making cassettes. We’re really excited for all this!!!

Links and contact info:
doomsdayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/viruela

 

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Band name:
STUCKO

Date & location formed:
October 5th 2015, at 3:18 PM in our room talking through the window into the backyard.

Reason for forming:
What else are we gonna do, we dunno, next question.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything our age knows, but is too chicken to talk about.

How would you describe your sound?
If you took a bowling ball, and rolled it into punk, the seven ten split is Stucko.

What’s in the future for this band?
Play shows, meet people, Rolling Stone magazine.

Stucko (photo by Gobe)

Stucko (photo by Gobe)

Links and contact info:

discontinuousinnovationinc.bandcamp.com

 

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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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