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)

nopes band photo

Links and contact info:

hellanaw.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/nopesband

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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…

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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?
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.

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