New Blood! THE DEACONS, WHIPPING POST, MOON BLOOD, CHILLER, POST PINK, and PLASTIC


September 8th, 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:
THE DEACONS

Date & location formed:
We formed in 2015 in Kansas City, MO.

The Deacons (photo by Will Mecca)

The Deacons (photo by Will Mecca)

Reason for forming:
Davey and Me have been playing in punk bands together for a few years and since we we’re best friends and real rockers we wanted to do something that shows our love for primal dirty filthy rock n’ roll. Real 70’s shit. He wanted to play guitar and I wanted to sing.

What are your lyrics about?
Rock N’ Roll Lifestyle.

How would you describe your sound?
Real Rockers.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re currently relocating to the West Coast. We plan on getting some new Deacons and playing a lot of shows out there.

Links and contact info:

thedeacons.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
WHIPPING POST

Date & location formed:
Early 2016 in Leeds, UK.

Reason for forming:
Previous bands breaking up (Perspex Flesh/Mob Rules)/pathological need to regularly carry heavy equipment from one room to another.

What are your lyrics about?
Ailing bodies, boredom, work etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Music to appeal to people who don’t hate SSD’s How We Rock or who still like BORN AGAINST as much as they used to.

What’s in the future for this band?
More shows and records.

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Links and contact info:
whipping-post.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/christatthewhippingpost

 

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Band name:
MOON BLOOD

Date & location formed:
Las Vegas, Early Spring 2015.

Reason for forming:
I think we were all hanging out one day and talking about the bands they were all in. I always wanted to do vocals for a band and we all just said fuck it, we wanted to do something together.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of my lyrics are about my experience as a female bodied person and growing up surrounded by addiction. I get as real and vulnerable as I can because people have such an aversion to being vulnerable and emotional. For me, I’m still affected by the addiction I grew up around and its the reason I’m straight edge. I have a real difficult time with the way we play into socialized ideas of gender and the way we’re treated because of those ideas. So I talk a lot about issues like sexual assault and abuse, consent, menstruation and substance abuse.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk/Riot Grrl that gets mean.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are currently changing some things and writing new stuff. We want to release our new stuff in the next couple months…maybe on vinyl.

Moon Blood (photo by Anthony Constantine)

Moon Blood (photo by Anthony Constantine)

Links and contact info:

moonbloodlv.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CHILLER

Date & location formed:
Pittsburgh, PA in May 2015.

Chiller (photo by Suzi Anderson)

Chiller (photo by Suzi Anderson)

Reason for forming:
I don’t like this question.

What are your lyrics about?
Lack of accountability, cultish behavior, spiritual liberation and escaping the self, suicide and its effect on families, the inability of the punk scene to rally around abused women, rebuilding oneself, the inevitable disappointment in a hero.

How would you describe your sound?
United States hardcore/punk beholden to no one.

What’s in the future for this band?
Demo cassette was released on 8/20/16 at Skullfest. Touring East/South in fall/winter 2016/2017.

Links and contact info:
chillerpgh.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
POST PINK

Date & location formed:
Summer 2014 in Baltimore.

Reason for forming:
Sam (drums), Angie (vocals), and I (Emily, bass) were driving to our friend Sophie’s house for a party she was having in celebration of Hip Hop Chicken. While in the car, we found ourselves passionately engaged in a sing-along to Bush’s “Swallowed.” We immediately decided to start a band named after the song title. We asked David to play guitar and when we all got together for our first couple practices, Swallowed did not happen. However, Post Pink did and we think it’s for the best.

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What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics range from socio-political commentaries, literary references and adaptations, past romances, to nonsense. Our songwriting process isn’t one that has a central focus or theme. we make it a point to leave them open to the listener’s interpretation. Music is personal and people are free to take whatever they’d like from it.

How would you describe your sound?
Minimal and manic. Urgent and unusual. Silly yet sincere. 21st century punk music for short attention spans.

What’s in the future for this band?
Getting signed to Atlantic Records and a Coors Light endorsement. No, but seriously we’re hoping to have a new record written this winter with a tour to follow.

Links and contact info:
postpinkband.com
postpink.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PLASTIC

Date & location formed:
Blake started practicing the songs on the first demo with an old drummer in March of 2015 in Chicago. Since then he’s the only original member of the band.

Reason for forming:
We want more synthesizers in hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Bugs. People. People Bugs. Doubting reality and the existence of those around you.

How would you describe your sound?
Non-guitar rock music, synth-rock, proto new wave. We sound exactly like the screamers because we have a synthesizer.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just sent off mastered songs to Not Normal records for our debut 7″. No Friends fanzine is releasing our high-octane live tape “Live in not so New York City (Buffalo)”. We just got a new synth player and we are writing an EP and an LP. Eventually we will only release recordings of malfunctioning lawn mowers and power tools, so stay tuned. More touring in the future, maybe west coast?

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Links and contact info:

animatedmusic.bandcamp.com
We love phone calls. Call us! 630-392-1822

 

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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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