New Blood! BLANK SPELL, LATEX and DARK THOUGHTS


October 16th, 2014 by

MRR magazine’s “New Blood” section is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below for info on how to submit. This week’s bands are all from  on World Gone Mad Records outta Philadelphia, PA!

Blank Spell Logo

Band name:
BLANK SPELL

Date & location formed:
March 2014, Slow Club basement in West Philly.

Reason for forming:
Aaron, Jake and I had played together in a different band that crumbled as quickly as it started but we liked playing together. In the winter I spent enough time in my bedroom jangling around making songs and playing ones that had been festering for a while. I figured it was time to take another stab at something once spring rolled around.

Blank Spell (photo by Rosie Muchanic)

Blank Spell (photo by Rosie Muchanic)

What are your lyrics about?
Dichotomy & duality, reflections from dreams and nightmares, mental chatter, fear, and ecstasy.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark and pounding songs that are too erratic to outstay their welcome. A lot of the music is influenced by the sounds of Die Kreuzen, the Feederz, United Mutation; groovy but creepy.

What is the future for this band?
We are finishing up songs for a 7″ or 12″ to be recorded in the winter and are going on a small tour around New Years that will poke into Canada and some of the Midwest. And plenty more shows since Philly is great right now.

Links and contact info:
blankspell.bandcamp.com

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Dark Thoughts Logo
Band name:
DARK THOUGHTS

Date & location formed:
December 2013, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
We love the Ramones.

Dark Thoughts (photo by Will McAndrew)

Dark Thoughts (photo by Will McAndrew)

What are your lyrics about?
All the lyrics are about being broke and lonely.

How would you describe your sound?
Downstrokes.

What is the future for this band?
We’re writing songs for an LP, hopefully touring in the winter.

Links and contact info:
dark-thoughts.bandcamp.com

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Latex Logo

Band name:
LATEX

Date & location formed:
4/20/2013 at 69 St., Philly, PA.

Reason for forming:
Brian and Natalie just moved to Philly and wanted to start playing music here. Jeff and Brian had talked about starting something before, and Natalie had some riffs.  Natalie saw Lauren dance hard at shows and knew she wanted her to sing.

What are your lyrics about?
fighting/hate/no future

How would you describe your sound?
“Chorused out, stompy UK 82 meets northeastern US influenced HC punk” —Aaron M., WGM Records
“Shoe punk. (Translation: street punk)” —Drunk Brandon B., WGM Records

What is the future for this band?
Touring the Midwest in the winter and releasing a 7″ / no future.

Links and contact info:
Latex-Punk.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 send 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 is the future for this band?

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

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