New Blood

July 14, 2016

New Blood! KRIMINAL, BUTCHER BOYS, THE LIMBOS, CRUTCH, and RAZORBUMPS

“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…

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Band name:
KRIMINAL

Date & location formed:
Berlin, May 2015.

Reason for forming:
Laessie: To keep ourselves off the streets. After 4 of us formed the “one gig only” Discharge and Shitlickers coverband “Shitcharge” which turned out to be lots of fun we decided to keep on playing something d-beat related together. We started in may 2015 with Janne Mannio on vocals, who sadly had to leave us after some months since he moved back to Finland. Luckily Rob wasn´t afraid of spending lots of time in a small room with 4 morons and joined
on vocals the same day Janne left
so we could keep the whole thing going.

What are your lyrics about?
Rob: Lyrically the content of our songs is varied between abstractions of personal/scene politics and a dystopian perspective of the future. Topics range from: the rise of the far right-wing around the world and its effect on people caught in the middle of rhetorical infighting, the phenomena of younger generations being controlled and distorted by social media, the tendency for elements of the punk community to become isolationist and devolving into elitism.

How would you describe your sound?
Laessie: Heavily d-beat/Swedish HC influenced punk with occasional rock´n´roll riffs.

Kriminal (photo by Per Thunell)
Kriminal (photo by Per Thunell)

What’s in the future for this band?
Laessie: More recordings in the next couple of months, touring Europe next year and finally getting our pyramid scheme started!

Links and contact info:
kriminalhc@hotmail.com
kriminalhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
BUTCHER BOYS

Date & location formed:
September 2014- San Gabriel Valley.

Reason for forming:
We were already talking about starting a project and it just so happened to be around halloween time and thought it’d be cool to cover X for a couple LA Halloween shows. Started on original stuff shortly after and the guys broke my heart by vowing to never cover X again.

What are your lyrics about?
LIFE OF A SALT QUEEN/POINTING FINGERS/BURNING BRIDGES/TAKING NAMES.

How would you describe your sound?
Like loose change in a dryer.

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Butcher Boys (photo by Desilu Munoz)

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a few upcoming shows:
7/16 with Busted Outlook/Primal Rite/Ex Youth/Drop In @ The Crate (Oakland)
8/7 with Wet Brain @ E. 7th warehouse (LA)
8/9 with Vanilla Poppers @ 5 Star Bar (LA)
8/13 with G.L.O.S.S./Pure Disgust/Firewalker/Thee Guillotines @ Union (LA)

Links and contact info:
butcherboys.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
THE LIMBOS

Date & location formed:
We formed in the summer of 2015 in Jackson, MS.

Reason for forming:
Nathaniel, the guitar player, had some riffs and lyrics that he’d been sitting on for about a year and he really wanted to do something with them. Mississippi has very few punk bands so he asked a few friends who weren’t already in other bands to start one.

What are your lyrics about?
Southern white conservatives, hypermasculinity, being punk, being not punk.

The Limbos (photo by Andi Harman)
The Limbos (photo by Andi Harman)

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk with Japanese hardcore influenced melodies.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re releasing a second and final tape soon. One of the members is moving and we don’t want to be a Frankenstein band.

Links and contact info:
thelimbospunk@gmail.com
thelimbospunk.bandcamp.com

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Artwork by Ross Adams
Artwork by Ross Adams

Band name:
CRUTCH

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Oklahoma City.

Reason for forming:
To play fast, mean songs and get some shit off our chests.

What are your lyrics about?
Inner struggles with depression and anxiety. Being queer in a conservative state.

How would you describe your sound?
Fastcore, reminiscent of 90’s powerviolence.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fed Up Fest at the end of July, then writing a new EP.

Links and contact info:
crutchtheband.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/crutchtheband

Crutch (photo by Christopher Smith)
Crutch (photo by Christopher Smith)

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Band name:
RAZORBUMPS

Date & location formed:
Denton, Texas early fall of 2015.

Reason for forming:
Jenn: We wanted to make music that people could move their bodies to and dance! The guys had been jamming these songs for while before they came to me and said, “you’ve gotta sing on this.” I loved the tracks from the get-go. Since then, we’ve recruited two pals from Hattiesburg, MS to play with us live… so we consist of members of Ritual Order, Baghead, Big Bleach, Dumspell, Common-
Ignorance, and Elix-R).

What are your lyrics about?
Jenn: The lyrics for the demo, where do I start? The tracklist basically guides you through a young adult dealing with recreational drug use turned habit, abortion, peer pressure, friends that don’t take your advice… or ever shut up, and conscience themes. There will be a lyric zine available soon that will depict the lyrics in multiple perspectives. I had a great time writing the lyrics and recording this demo, its definitely the funnest thing I’ve ever done.

razorbumps band photo

How would you describe your sound?
Jenn: We think it was best described in a youtube post from our pal Jimmy: “garage-tinged rock n’ roll with bits of pop punk influence sprinkled graciously throughout.” It’s practically everything I could possibly want from a band of this nature: melodic, catchy as hell riffs and bass lines (often times sound like they’re playing a different song entirely with how dynamic they can be), some of the best drumming in the business, and reverbed female vocals layered on top of one another to give the illusion of legitimate vocal harmonies. And, of course, with there being added touches of delightfully sharp chords added into the mix in the first two tracks. They’re eventually abandoned for the last three tracks, instead sticking to more-straight-forward garage rock melodies as opposed to the poppy, chromatic-chord laden stuff displayed in the first two tracks.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Jenn: Since recruiting our new members there has been talk of a first show and a possible tour later into 2017, we are so stoked to play live shows and continue writing more music!!

Links and contact info:
sarcophagusclub@gmail.com
razorbumpstx.bandcamp.com

Tapes available at:
sarcophagusclub@bigcartel.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: mrrnewblood@gmail.com

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.

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