New Blood! BEAST, PALE RED, and BROKEN WINDOWS


November 5th, 2015 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:
BEAST

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Date & location formed:
April 2015 in the Bay Area.

Reason for forming:
Three of us worked together at a craft store and all happened to be in a rare period between bands, so we decided to start one ourselves. Also, Di had never sang in a band before and wanted an opportunity to do so.

What are your lyrics about?
We have a song about dealing with PTSD related panic attacks, and a song about street harassment, and a song about dead cops. Our lyrics are mostly about stigma, survival, and fighting to create a little space to get by in this fucked society.

How would you describe your sound?
Post-Wave. Dark but melodic post-punk. Something like that.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a demo / EP coming out this winter and plan to keep writing more songs and hope to have a tour and a full length in the works by next fall.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/beastbayarea
Bandcamp is in the works. Stay tuned:
www.bayareabeast.bandcamp.com

Beast (photo by Murray Bowles )

Beast (photo by Murray Bowles )

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Band name:
PALE RED (aka pail read, pal rad, paul rudd)

Date & location formed:
Jan 1, 2014 in East Van.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to spend a lot more time hanging out in a tiny room together. sick jams, tax breaks, resume building.

What are your lyrics about?
How time is a blob.

Pale Red (photo by Cody Turple)

Pale Red (photo by Cody Turple)

How would you describe your sound?
noisy and blob-like, fuzzy/freaky and manic, stuff parents don’t like, hit classics.

What’s in the future for this band?
Time’s a blob – the future radiates from the same complex, non-linear centre as the present and past. I don’t understand the question. Oh shit, and we have a big album (produced by Evan Matthiesen) coming out in a couple months!

Links and contact info:
www.paleredband.bandcamp.com
www.twitter.com/paleredband
IG: @paleredband

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Broken Windows (photo by Casey Huizenga )

Band name:
BROKEN WINDOWS

Date & location formed:
April 2015, in a front lawn in Orlando, Florida while on tour with Black Monuments & Shitty Nights.

Reason for forming:
Our drummer in former band Shitty Nights quit right before we were leaving for tour with Black Monuments, so Mike filled in for that time. Halfway through the tour we asked him to make it a permanent thing, and decided it was a good opportunity to take things in a different direction- faster and nastier, but also more serious, with a greater sense
of urgency.

What are your lyrics about?
Anxiety, depression, feeling crazy, being let down by other people and yourself.

How would you describe your sound?
Straight forward, loud, fast punk. It’s all about the attack.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a split 7″ coming out mid-November with Warrior Tribes from Chicago. More recording, and hopefully a tour in the spring (and many more!).

Links and contact info:
www.brokenwindows616.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:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

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

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