New Blood! URSULA, ALIEN BOY, and LYSOL


October 22nd, 2015 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:
URSULA

Date & location formed:
last summer??? Boston.

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Reason for forming:
Bored + angry + horny + got free instruments from dude on crack (true story).

What are your lyrics about?
Lots about sex and different fears.

How would you describe your sound?
Fucked up punk or noise or something. some people say we sound like nails on a chalkboard. not bad.

What’s in the future for this band?
Touring, putting out a real record, corny ass band tattoos, moving
the fuck away from Boston ASAP.

Links and contact info:

www.ripursula.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/ripursula

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Band name:
ALIEN BOY

Date & location formed:
We formed in Portland Oregon. Me (Sonia) and Derek started playing the songs together in the summer of 2014 and Mac and Caleb joined in January 2015 after our first show.

album cover picture by Parker Johnson, and designed by Caleb Misclevitz

album cover picture by Parker Johnson, and designed by Caleb Misclevitz

Reason for forming:
I had never done a band with songs I had written before because I was too nervous about it. After secret practicing for months it ended up being something we were more excited about than I expected so we started demoing songs which is how Caleb got involved. It was almost like a challenge for myself, I had this really specific idea of what I wanted this band to be like and I wanted to see if I could pull it off.

What are your lyrics about?
For the most part their about being obsessed with The Smiths, drinking a lot, and being in love with one of
your best friends for years
and never having it work out
the way you pictured it.

How would you describe your sound?
If Alkaline Trio wanted to sound more like The Wipers and had a really shitty Johnny Marr playing second guitar and a queer-wanna-be Morrissey singer.

Alien Boy (photo by Natalie Eagan)

Alien Boy (photo by Natalie Eagan)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re touring the west coast in November with Drunken Palms in support of our first full length “Never Getting Over It” and just started demoing new songs for an EP or a split.

Nov. 5th – Portland, OR @ Reed College
Nov. 8th – Portland, OR @ The Know
Nov. 12th – Boise, ID
Nov. 13th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Nov. 15th – Tucson, AZ
Nov. 16th – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
Nov. 17th – LA, CA
Nov. 18th – LA, CA
Nov. 19th – Santa Barbara, CA
Nov. 20th – Santa Cruz, CA
Nov. 21st – San Francisco, CA @ House Show
Nov. 22nd – Bay, CA
Nov. 23rd – Arcata, CA @ The Bat Cave

Links and contact info:


http://alienboypdx.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/alienboypdx

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Band name:
muema014
(until we get sued)

Date & location formed:
June 2015 Seattle, WA

Reason for forming:
3/4 of us were in another band together which imploded on itself so we started a new band.

What are your lyrics about?
Social anxiety, stress, sex, standing on the corner, walking down the street… general rock n roll topics.

How would you describe your sound?
We can’t agree on what to say here except the Stooges is a band we all like.

What’s in the future for this band?
Just had an eight song cassette come out on Perennial that will soon be released as an LP on Deranged called “On The Corner”. Perennial is also doing a single called “Night Fever”. We are about to do a tour with Beta Boys from KCMO and will be doing many more after. Stay tuned.

Lysol (photo by Che Hise-Gattone)

Lysol (photo by Che Hise-Gattone)

Links and contact info:
http://lysolpunx.bandcamp.com
http://www.perennialdeath.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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