New Blood! ODIO, MIGRAINE, DEATH CHURCH, and MACHO BOYS


March 10th, 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:
ODIO

Date & location formed:
Oakland, CA end of 2015.

Odio (Photo by Martin Crudo)

Odio (photo by Martin Crudo)

Reason for forming:
Most of us have been friends for close to ten years. This is the first time we have all lived on the same coast. And with the addition of our little angel hair drummer from the land of lasagna we formed this band to reach out to the youth, the future of punk.

What are your lyrics about?
All of our songs are about the fight to legitimize and acknowledge “mythical animals” and solidify their place in our society. If more people believed in unicorns, there would be more unicorns. Its a simple matter really, its a shame we still need to address these issues in 2016.

How would you describe your sound?
The darkest deepest depths 80’s Japanese hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
About to release a 7″ on Nightrider Records, tour and crush hardcore forever.

Links and contact info:

 

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Band name: MIGRAINE bandcampphoto

Date & location formed:
Fall 2015 / Austin, TX.

Reason for forming:
Bex had recently moved back to Austin after spending some time living in Olympia & Portland. They totally fell in love with the DIY queer hardcore/punk music scene in the PNW and realized it was definitely something that was missing- or maybe just lacking- in Austin. When Bex moved back, Schuyler texted them randomly one day and asked if they wanted to start a band and Bex was like “actually… yeah. I wanna yell really loud.” Raine had been wanting to play really fast and heavy bass, something different from her other band, Mean Girls. We wanted to start a band that was totally DIY. We didn’t wanna play at bars because we were real sick of a lot of the punk shows being at bars here (though lately Bex has been booking more shows at Monkeywrench Books and This Is Austin Not That Great has been booking shows at Tamale House, so that’s cool.) Really our goal was for our music to be as accessible as possible, especially to queer & trans folks and underage kids. We found our drummer, Alex, immediately, and Raine started playing in Migraine a couple months after. Schuyler, Raine and Alex had never played this kind of music before, and Bex had never sang before, so it was a very new and exciting thing for all of us. Everything kind of fell into place after that.

What are your lyrics about?
Learning how to defend yourself, living with depression & a depersonalization disorder, overcoming all of the guilt & shame that comes with being raped, making yourself totally vulnerable and asking for help and also reminding yourself that asking for help is an okay thing to do, letting go of people you love who have emotionally abused & manipulated you, being objectified, struggling with dysphoria, calling out people who only speak out against violence against women and queer and trans people when it benefits them, finding a strong sense of autonomy after feeling like you haven’t been in control of your own body or emotions for a really long time.

How would you describe your sound?
Very raw, very angry, very heavy, very honest. A little noisy at times. Also fun to dance to in my very honest opinion.

Migraine (photo by Dave Creaney)

Migraine (photo by Dave Creaney)

What’s in the future for this band?
We just recorded our demo which will be out on tape soon if it hasn’t already been released by the time this weekly New Blood is published. We’ll have some pretty sick t-shirts in a couple months. We’re touring the midwest this summer with our demo and a ~summer tour tape~. We want to try and do a west coast tour later this year or early next year. We’re going to have a lot of fun.

Links and contact info:

migrainehc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DEATH CHURCH

Date & location formed:
Been together for almost a year now…

Reason for forming:
We were kinda bored with what was going around us….

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics cover a multitude of things such as alienation, paranoia state mind control, and struggling within your own self…

How would you describe your sound?
An aggressive and more contemporary version of Christain death.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have released a 7″ Flexi which comes with a fanzine showcasing some great artists from around Australia. We plan on releasing two more…

 

Death Church (photo by Adam De Ville)

Death Church (photo by Adam De Ville)

Links and contact info:

deathchurch.bandcamp.com

 

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Artwork by Keith Henderson

Artwork by Keith Henderson

Band name:
MACHO BOYS

Date & location formed:
December 2015, Portland (although we had the idea in October).

Reason for forming:
Tekiah needed to be in a band.

What are your lyrics about?
Feminism, wrestling, and punk—one of our songs is all quotes from Stone Cold Steve Austin.

How would you describe your sound?
Classic 80s American Hardcore, Minor Threat.

What’s in the future for this band?
Write more songs, dub more tapes, play more shows, piledrive the patriarchy, raise money for the abortion fund (Network for Reproductive Options) via our bowling team, go to California
in August; Sabotage Records will put out our
demo tape in Europe, so be on the lookout.

Macho Boys (photo by Nick Whitson)

Macho Boys (photo by Nick Whitson)

Links and contact info:

machoboys.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/machoboyspdx

 

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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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