New Blood! SPEAR, CO-OP, WATCHDOG, LAUGHTER, DEADBEAT CLUB, and BODY FLUID


November 3rd, 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…

spearlogoBand name:
SPEAR

Date & location formed:
Fall 2015 Cincinnati OH.

Reason for forming:
Formed at the same time as another band called Head Collector. Wanted to rebuild a scene, book good shows, prove that Cincinnati isn’t as bad as everyone thinks.

What are your lyrics about?
Hard work, dealing with shitheads in the scene. straight edge.

How would you describe your sound?
Oi! infulenced hardcore punk. 86 Mentality, Shipwrecked. Groovy Tunes.

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing and recording for a 7”, Playing more were all really busy with life and other bands but kicking into high gear this winter.

Spear (photo by Aaron Moss)

SPEAR (photo by Aaron Moss)

Links and contact info:

spear.bandcamp.com
4qtape.bigcartel.com

 

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Band name:
CO-OP

Date & location formed:
Nov 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

Reason for forming:
Premonition of Gene Wilder’s death.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly politics, social interactions and material ripped off from books Evan happens to be reading. Sometimes he forgets the words and has to make stuff up.

How would you describe your sound?
“Heavy-lidded crooners…”

What’s in the future for this band?
Self titled EP out now via Gary Cassettes. We’ll be recording new material for upcoming release this winter. Hopefully getting more opportunities to travel and play music.

Co-op (photo by Marisa Holmes)

Co-op (photo by Marisa Holmes)

Links and contact info:
thebandco-op.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
WATCHDOG

Date & location formed:
Early 2016, in Kamloops and Vancouver B.C. Canada.

Reason for forming:
Disconnecting from our previous band Goms in more of an intense approach towards hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Lyrics are political, personal and (anti)social. Our demo features songs about Big Brother surveillance (hence the name), the police state, anger, privileged suburban youth, and hardcore punk culture. Other songs that will be out soon hit more issues such as animal exploitation, mental health stigmas, systemic racism, and technological dependence.

How would you describe your sound?
The music is very scandi/boot punk influenced but with a lot of Boston crew vibes here and there. Abrasive hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are almost done writing for an EP-LP on Slow Death Records, and we are touring the west coast states in May 2017.

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Links and contact info:
watchdoghc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
LAUGHTER

Date & location formed:
Early March of 2016 in Denton Texas.

Reason for forming:
We had been talking about doing something for a little bit. Channel zero was supposed to play everything is not okay but broke up and since two of their members were in laughter we took their place. We wrote a set and played our first show at the fest about a week later.

What are your lyrics about?
All the lyrics are about mental health problems. Mostly focused around anxiety, depression, and disassociation.

How would you describe your sound?
Just some nasty rock n roll that you can boogie and crawl to

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re about to record for a new tape and go on our first tour in December/January through the Midwest and South

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Links and contact info:
laughterntx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DEADBEAT CLUB

Date & location formed:
Formed December 2015 in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Daniella Doom, Mandy Coxx, Lilian Filth and Edie Von Slayer met in 2015 and connected through music. Members from La Noia (Mandy Coxx) and Chasma (Lilian and Edie) joined forces. Some of us we sick of playing with boys and we all were trynna start something serious.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are subversive, political, feminist, dramatic, histrionic, campy, appropriative. We have songs about tricks, spells, hexes, revenge, historical figures, divas, campaign ads, constipation, bodies, predatory men, and our hot drummer, Lena.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is moody: sometimes furious and harsh sometimes nostalgic and melancholic, sometimes dissonant and sometimes melodic.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are going on a U.S tour in December and January & have dreams to take over the world

Deadbeat Club (photo by So Onam)

Deadbeat Club (photo by So Onam)

Links and contact info:
deadbeatclub1.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/deadbeat-club
facebook.com/deadbeatclub8

 

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Band name:
BODY FLUID

Date & location formed:
Los Angeles, 2016.

Reason for forming:
Ego.

What are your lyrics about?
Love.

How would you describe your sound?
👱🏻

What’s in the future for this band?
2017.

Body Fluid (photo by Kelsey Carter)

Body Fluid (photo by Kelsey Carter)

Links and contact info:
bodyfluidla.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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