New Blood! NEGATIV, VATS, CASUAL HEX, DISOLADOS, DRY HEAVE, and CHUSMA


May 12th, 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:
NEGATIV

Date & location formed:
Late winter 2015 in Gamlebyen/Oldtown, Oslo.

Reason for forming:
Frustration with supertechnical trendy, pacified hardcore punk.
We wanted to play old school hardcore with elements of everything we enjoy from NEGAZIONE to SVART FRAMTID to GAUZE.

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What are your lyrics about?
Depression, anger, uselessness, gentrification, all the absurd human performances and glue.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark, stripped down, rockin’ primitive hardcore punk for negative punks.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully a demo tape and then a EP or maybe even a full-length. We also want to do some touring, but some of
our members aren’t allowed to travel outside of scadinavia at the moment.

Links and contact info:

negativ1010.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
VATS

Date & location formed:
We got together in summer 2013 in Seattle.

Reason for forming:
Because we found each other.

VATS (photo by Keith Feltis)

VATS (photo by Keith Feltis)

What are your lyrics about?
We have songs about household objects, dreams, movies we like, the pains and pleasures of being hit on, mind games, and once in a while we write about serious personal matters…

How would you describe your sound?
We’ve been called ‘post punk’ a lot but like… what does that even tell you? We like our sound to vary song-by-song so we don’t get bored with writing. Some are moody, some are dancy, some are spazzy, some are aggressive, some are jazzy. We are loud.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our first full length LP called “Green Glass Room” is dropping in July along with a new music video we filmed and edited ourselves. We’re doing a US tour (and parts of Canada) in July/August as well.

Links and contact info:
vatsseattle.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/vatsseattle

 

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Band name:
CASUAL HEX

Date & location formed:
April 2015.

Reason for forming:
Casual Hex formed as a way to hold on to the musical bond between the three of us. We all played in a band together before that had broken up 6 months prior to Casual Hex forming.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are a cathartic expression for processing personal experiences and general ideas on the human condition.

Casual Hex (photo by Conner Lyons)

Casual Hex (photo by Conner Lyons)

How would you describe your sound?
Forbidding post-punk with an emphasis on angularity and dissonance. Dark, driving bass lines. Sporadic guitar. Pitch-shifted vocals.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are currently working on writing a full length album that we intend on releasing at the end of the summer. We do not have any plans of touring right now but hope to make it out to the East coast soon and Europe in the near future.

Links and contact info:

facebook.com/casualhex777
casualhex.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
June 2015, Cambridge MA.

Reason for forming:
We met hanging around local punk shows, and came together because we were hungry to express ourselves in our own way and find a way to share our culture. We were disappointed at the lack of opportunity to do so before we met.

What are your lyrics about?
Dehumanized Culture.

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How would you describe your sound?
Raw Spic Punx.

What’s in the future for this band?
¨The future is now¨ – Gandhi

¨Too much noise in the garage¨- Robespierre

¨Give me a beer¨- Mateo

Links and contact info:

disoladospunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DRY HEAVE

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Champaign, Illinois.

Reason for forming:
Elliot needed a band. James needed a band. Abby needed a band. And Mario was too nice to say no.

What are your lyrics about?
Fears, trauma, heartbreak.

Dry Heave (Photo by Sam Jem Hadge)

Dry Heave (photo by Sam Jem Hadge)

How would you describe your sound?
We like being clumped with “weirdo Midwest punk”. It’s like awwwwwww, friends.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve got some cool shows coming up: last show at the Dingbat Dungeon in Urbana, IL with 86 Gemini (CHI) and Bugg (IN) and Pryss (Springfield, IL); show with Validation (Seattle) at Black Sheep in Springfield; we’re playing an after show for Dumb Fest in Springfield, IL. Hopefully, we will be putting out a new tape by July.

Links and contact info:

ooeygooeytapes.bandcamp.com/album/designer-skin

 

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Band name:
CHUSMA

Date & location formed:
Spring 2015 in Oakland.

Reason for forming:
When Menstrual Psycho was going into hiatus we still wanted to keep making music, and so Chusma was born. Kept it simple by being a two-piece which makes it easier for scheduling practices and shows as well as jamming in general. We also wanted to experiment with other instruments so we switch off halfway through our sets.

What are your lyrics about?
Injustices of society, social commentary, inside jokes, tortas, inspirational mantras, rage, and homages to old rap songs.

How would you describe your sound?
That’s a good question. We don’t even know most of the time. Vignettes of improvised amateur instrumentals, obnoxious intentional feedback, experimental punk, sprinkled with love.

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What’s in the future for this band?
More cowbell! Getting heavier and faster! Recordings and touring! A three-way split within the next year or so with two other two-pieces. Our next show will be Aklasan Fest 3 July 16th, it such an honor to be playing with all the bands and the support we have received thus far.

Links and contact info:

facebook.com/ChusmaBand
We just made a band camp page, we will upload some live recordings as soon:
chusma.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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