New Blood! COMMONERS, MALE PATTERNS, UNREAL THOUGHT and G.L.O.S.S.


February 14th, 2015 by

Formerly a section in MRR magazine, “New Blood” is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new bands…

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Band name:
COMMONERS

Date & location formed:
Early spring 2014. Ausin, TX.

Reason for forming:
We have to or life is unbearable. Create, or stagnate and rot.

What are your lyrics about?
Existential nihilism, anti-salvation, the politics of collective memory, slavery and the prison industrial complex. shitty relationships, addiction, friends that become nazis or cops, depression.

How would you describe your sound?
Deteriorating mental states, fringe hardcore punk.

COMMONERS

Photo by Will Mecca, 2014

What’s in the future for this band?
Tours and records, forming a cult, soft pretzels. 7″ by mid-spring.

Links and contact info:
commonersatx.bandcamp.com

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male patterns

Band name:
MALE PATTERNS

Date & location formed:
Albany, NY, 2014.

Reason for forming:
We started because Dan Barker (LIBYANS, NO SIR I WON’T) moved back to Albany and I (Mike) have always been buddies with Dan and always thought all of his Mass bands are rad. We asked Jamie (NUCLEAR FAMILY) to play bass and Brendan (NEUTRON RATS) to do vocals.

What are your lyrics about?
Getting old, being pissed, posers, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Loud and angry.

What’s in the future for this band?
New 7-inch EP out January 9, 2015 on Shock to the System Records. Split 7 with SCUZZ out spring 2015 on Loud Punk Records. Some (not much) East Coast touring.

Links and contact info:
malepatterns.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
UNREAL THOUGHT

Date & location formed:
Formed in Dec. 2013 in a bedroom in Halifax, but actually started jamming as a band in 2014.

Reason for forming:
Cody and Dylan wrote a song one day in his bedroom with a drum machine and keyboard and decided to keep writing and asked our friend Ben to drum so we started jamming with him during the summer and recorded seven songs.

What are your lyrics about?
Isolation and our weather/climate/landscapes.

unreal thought band photo

How would you describe your sound?
Post punk, death/goth rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continue to play and record maybe do a couple weekends to other citys to play.

Links and contact info:
unrealthought.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
G.L.O.S.S. — GIRLS LIVING OUTSIDE SOCIETY’S SHIT

Date & location formed:
Fall 2014, Olympia, WA.

Reason for forming:
I think we were all tired of the totally substance-free white boy “slimy creep” thing — all these dudes whose identities are reflected everywhere but who see themselves as outcasts.  We’re tired of punk catering to white men, and excluding all others. We want to make jocks feel uncomfortable and targeted. We’re not trying to be weird, we are just actual outcasts of society — queers, trans women, women of color, gender queer femmes, feminists, etc., and we love hardcore and are sick of being sidelined and misrepresented, so we are representing ourselves.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about reclaiming femininity from cis women, trans-girl issues, fighting back against men, boring punk boys, bad girls doing Bad Girl Shit, all the double standards that women, particularly marginalized women like trans women and women of color, face.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk by people who have historically depended on hardcore punk for survival. Fucked up and from the heart.

What’s in the future for this band?
A cassette of our demo (which is currently online) via Not Normal Tapes, and a 7″ of that same demo on Nervous Nelly and Total Negativity (Sabotage is handling a European pressing). We’re working on songs for a second 7″ to keep the ball rolling. Touring the West Coast at the end of February…Seattle, PDX, SF, Oakland, San Jose, and Oly, and hopefully bigger tours to come.

Links and contact info:
girlslivingoutsidesocietysshit.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. Use our new online submission form or 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:

One response to “New Blood! COMMONERS, MALE PATTERNS, UNREAL THOUGHT and G.L.O.S.S.”

15 02 2015
Turbo & Gang (20:25:26) :

Bedroom sand-freaks from Halifax get a pass from the bummed-contingent of the Gang. If I think about how it sounds like Bpeople/Alex Gibson on Suburbia sound track, I dislike it less/am ok with it. 1 Gag, no Barfs.

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