New Blood! SERVICE, BOMBERS, PAWNS, MOLAR, CHEW, and RUT


August 4th, 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:
SERVICE

Date & location formed:
August 2015 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Reason for forming:
The band started as an idea Sergio (drums) and Justin (vocals) had years ago before playing in any bands. We wanted to incorporate synths and power electronics type of sounds into a punk band.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics deal heavily with self and society, the role of the person, and their place within the world. A lot of the songs have a theme of disappointment, defeat, and acknowledging the everyday trials we experience in our surroundings.

How would you describe your sound?
The aftermath of a night of cold gin and gambling away your wages.

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Service (photo by Kevin Parnow)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re looking to record a new EP soon, and then moving on to do an LP hopefully after. We’re going to tour, play shows, and record until we degrade into shadows of our former selves. We’re hoping to play more outside of our home in Santa Rosa.

Links and contact info:

serviceusa.bandcamp.com

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Bombers band photo

Band name:
BOMBERS

Date & location formed:
December ’14 Salem/Boston.

Reason for forming:
Zipperhead died and the Combat Zone is fucking lost.

What are your lyrics about?
Self abuse, living like an animal.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
7″, tour

Links and contact info:

bombersma.bandcamp.com
twerprecords.bandcamp.com
harshreality.storenvy.com

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pawns band logo

Band name: PAWNS

Date & location formed:
Honestly we’ve lost all track of time at this point. We formed in Brooklyn and our first show was late 2014.

Reason for forming:
It’s hard to say. Originally I started Pawns as a solo project with the intention of making really heavy, straight forward post-punk and it kinda just blossomed from there.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of our lyrics deal with my personal tribulations (depression, poverty, health etc.) and relating them to broader political and social issues in the world today. I’m highly influenced by anarchist ideology which definitely plays a roll in our lyrical content as well as our over all sound and direction.

How would you describe your sound?
Anarcho-deathrock. Our sound has changed drastically over the past few months and our earlier recordings may not be totally indicative of our newer direction, but our latest release (a split cassette with Cemetery) is definitely the best example of the sound we’re going for.

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What’s in the future for this band?
Well, we are on tour right now playing with some of our favorite contemporary bands (Masses, Maudlin, Belgrado, etc.) and once we’re back we plan on getting our shit together and putting out a full-length.

8/15 Baltimore (TBA)
8/16 Philly (TBA)
8/20 NYC Nowhere to Run Fest W/ Belgrado, Crash Course in Science, Annex, Bootblacks

Links and contact info:

soundcloud.com/pawns-1

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Band name:
MOLAR

Date & location formed:
London, UK in summer 2015.

Reason for forming:
We were just all friends who couldn’t play instruments and thought it would be fun/funny.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly they are just sad/angry – struggling to exist in gross patriarchy & whitewashed lad culture, chronic illnesses, feeling alienated and sad and far from ‘home’, losing your phone all the time, generally being taken for a mug, but some are also about friends being supportive & hilarious through all those things.

How would you describe your sound?
Messy?

molar band photo

What’s in the future for this band?
We are hoping to record some more things in the next couple of months. And then tour forever (especially in Brazil because our guitarist Adri has just moved back home there :()

Links and contact info:

molartheband.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/MOLAR.THEBAND

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Band name:
CHEW

Date & location formed:
May 2015 Chicago IL.

Reason for forming:
We like punk music.

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CHEW (photo by Jen Cray)

What are your lyrics about?
Perennial discontent.

How would you describe your sound?
Nick Blinko’s Dead Kennedys cover band.

What’s in the future for this band?
Upcoming split 7”s with RASH and PENETRODE; more midwest shows and another tour; an LP.

Links and contact info:

chewpunx.bandcamp.com

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RUT (pboto by Justin Nguyen )

RUT (pboto by Justin Nguyen )

Band name:
RUT

Date & location formed:
Our first show was on February fourth of this year, so we started writing sometime in mid January.

Reason for forming:
I had already been playing bass with Chain Hex for about a year, and I began to feel an urge to start something new.

What are your lyrics about?
The realities of my place within the punk community. Anxiety, problems with my self image, marginalization or feeling unaccepted.

How would you describe your sound?
I think we fit well within the confines of contemporary hardcore (whatever that entails), but Ben, who also plays with Acrylics, has brought some of those wiggly, near uncomfortable, guitar parts with with him. I think his style has really diversified our overall sound in a huge way.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a lot of local shows lined up through September with Rixe, Government Flu, Chain of Flowers, and a bunch of other great bands. We’re also about to record again and hopefully book a short tour in support of our next release.

Links and contact info:
rut-hc.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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