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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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?
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