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MRR Radio #1565 • 7/9/17

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New Blood! SKULL CLAMP, DREAM PROBE, FUERZA BRUTA, THE INVESTMENT, and BEEP TEST


July 6th, 2017 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…

Artwork by Nick Welch

Band name:
SKULL CLAMP

Where did you start this project, and why?
Josh: 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. As an outlet in which to channel the various anxieties I experience as a result of living with OCD.

Would you mind sharing more on that? I deal with this myself:
Josh: I am not particularly comfortable with sharing the specifics of my OCD. I will say that when it first got bad, I thought I was losing my mind. It was like somebody had smashed a window in my brain and everything that I had previously taken for granted was suddenly turned upside down. It was pretty agonizing at first, especially before I received a proper diagnosis. But after going into treatment, I thankfully now have a much better handle on my OCD. Regardless, it is something I anticipate that I will struggle with for the remainder of my life.

What are your lyrics about?
Delusions, misanthropy, cosmic horror.

How would you describe Skull Clamp’s sound?
Josh: A garbage bag filled with bones being crushed with a baseball bat.

Who’s in the bag?
Josh: Me.

What are you up to outside of this?
Josh: Outside of Skull Clamp, I work as an animator. When I’m not drawing or making music, I spend most of my time working on the house that I share with my girlfriend and two dogs.

What’s in the future for you?
Josh: I’m currently working on another demo which will hopefully see release in the fall of 2017.

Skull Clamp (photo by Maggie Mclean)

Links and contact info:
skullclamp.bandcamp.com
joshfreydkis.com

 

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Band name:

DREAM PROBE

Date & location formed:
March-ish 2017 in Champaign, IL.

Reason for forming:
Vince (guitar) moved to Champaign from Chicago last year and asked two locals he didn’t really know (Olguie, bass/vocals, and Tyler, drums) if they’d wanna start a band. (This is Olguie’s first band ever!).

What are your lyrics about?
Dream Probe’s lyrics are influenced by Olguie’s experiences as a trans queer immigrant and their relationship with Puerto Rican diaspora.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast hardcore a la early Die Kreuzen/Poison Idea with vocals in Spanish. Mild D-beat adjacent riffs on the side.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are playing The Universe Is Lit fest in the Bay Area in early August and will have a 2nd demo out not long before then. After that some sporadic touring, 7″ next year?

Dream Probe (photo by Veronica Mullen)

Links and contact info:

dreamprobe.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

FUERZA BRUTA

Date & location formed:
June 2016 in Chicago. We practiced for three weeks and played our first show the same month.

Reason for forming:
Two members are from Brazil (Fortaleza and Londrina), two members are from Chicago, and one is from Birmingham, AL. Every time we would run into each other we would talk about bands from our respective hometowns, as well as old international punk and Oi! other people we knew weren’t into. Most conversations ended with, “we should start a band!” We finally did.

What are your lyrics about?
Our guitarist Matheus writes most of the lyrics, and they’re about observing American politics as a Brazilian living in the US. He writes drafts in Portuguese and then works with Beto to translate them to Spanish.

How would you describe your sound?
We try to cover all of our interests, from the SUB comp of Brazilian HC, to Italian and Japanese Oi! to Basque punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing a 12” on Foreign Legion Records (run by Ian, who plays guitar), working on new material in the winter for whatever releases come up.

Links and contact info:

foreignlegionrecords.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
THE INVESTMENT

Date & location formed:
We formed last August in South San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
We had all gone to high school together and our bands were fizzling out, and it’s shitty to have nothing to put your energy into. The four of us had vaguely overlapping music tastes and we like hanging out together, we were going to community college, and our singer Alessio had a sick darkwave bass/drum machine solo project at one point, so we decided to build off of that.

What are your lyrics about?
Alienation, finding a sense of identity, social pressures and relationships.

How would you describe your sound?
Music for retail jobs and vacant suburban streets late at night. Post punk or deathrock or darkwave, not sure.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows in San Fran and San Jose here and there, setting up outdoors shows in our area when we find a good outlet and an isolated location. Maybe making a bad music video. Fighting capitalistic tendencies of the music economy. We’re finishing writing our first full length, which we are going to hopefully record and release this summer. Overdubbing some recycled cassettes.

The Investment (photo by Kelsey Johe)

Links and contact info:
theinvestment.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/theinvestmentssf

 

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Band name:
BEEP TEST

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016, Montreal QC.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to learn to play new instruments collaboratively and be a part of the intensely vital scene here in Montreal.

What are your lyrics about?
The total collapse of humanity as mediated by cable TV, small dogs, jewellery, general uneasiness.

How would you describe your sound?
The dead zone between no wave and synth-punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Life is easy at the start and gets progressively more difficult. We’d like to play in Hamilton, Ontario sometime.

Beep Test (photo by Sofia Shutenko)

Links and contact info:
1-587-257-0558
beeptest.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.



MRR Radio #1564 • 7/2/17


July 2nd, 2017 by

This fourth installment of MRR Remote Radio comes from Vincent Troplain, a veteran of the Rouen, France scene and all-round oracle of the last 30 years of French punk, hardcore and Oi! Vincent runs the label/distro Emergence Records and hosts his own show, Des Lendemains Qui Déchantent (Desperate Tomorrows), on Radio Campus Rouen. Tune in as he takes our collective hand and guides us through French punk, from the early ’80s to the present day.

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Vincent in action

Intro song:
DOGS – Algomania

Early ’80s (I got infected)
AUSWEIS – Suralimenté
HAINE BRIGADE – Vivre et Pas Survivre
VERDUN – Pourriture
HEIMAT LOS – Varsovie

Late ’80s (Still infected)
FINAL BLAST – Quelque Chose à Dire
SCRAPS – Apartheid
RAPT – Trash War
FLITOX – Envers et Contre Tous

Early ’90s (Punk rock saved my life)
GONOKOX – Le Retour de la Dezaï
BURNING HEADS – Hey You
LES THUGS – Stop the War
RAWNESS – Small King

Mid/late ’90s (Noise grinding violence vs emo)
VOMIT FOR BREAKFAST – Punk Rock Song
ÖPSTAND – Prejudice
COCHE BOMBA – Try to Say Hello
BODA – Kill Rock Stars
AMANDA WOODWARD – A l’Assaut

Early 2000s (Steal these records)
BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN – Love (As We Know It) Hurts With or Without You
TEKKEN – Back to the Roots
YOUSSOUF TODAY – I’m So Punk
THRASHINGTON DC – I Hate You Punk Rock
STRONG AS TEN – Zombies Don’t Run

Late 2000s/early 2010s (Long time running)
LA FRACTION – Sirènes
GASMASK TERROR – Mise au Pas
SEAL OF QUALITY – Power Failure

2016/2017 releases (Oi!, punk and more)
SYNDROME 81 – Seul Contre Tous
YOUTH AVOIDERS – Face up to It
SHORT DAYS – Suicide City

Outro song:
URAKEN – Perfection

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



New Blood! PTSD, OND TRO, NAUX, DEODERANT, HUMANOIDS, and OXIDANT


June 29th, 2017 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:

PTSD (Paterson Thomas Stuart Developments)

Date & location formed:
Mid 2016 New York City

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a band that satisfied our divergent tastes and landed on this.

What are your lyrics about?
Years of living dangerously.

How would you describe your sound?
Like Post-Punk detours of Punk bands.

What’s in the future for this band?
No Patience Records is releasing our demo and we are working on some new stuff. We will hopefully do an album within the year

PTSD (photo by James Stuart)

Links and contact info:

nopatiencerecords.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

Artwork by Jack Sabbat

OND TRO

Date & location formed:
Formed 2016 in Copenhagen

Reason for forming:
Frustration and lust.

What are your lyrics about?
Life and death and everything in between.

How would you describe your sound?
Bleak, anxious, punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows, touring, recording

Links and contact info:

ondtro.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/ondtrocph

 

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artwork by Corona

Band name:
NAUX

Date & location formed:
Around January 2016 in Portland, OR

Reason for forming:
Wanting 2 rock.

What are your lyrics about?
Feeling like you’re crazy, annoying people who don’t just shut up and listen, depression, internalized bullshit and trying to overcome it, fuckers who won’t let you just exist and be yourself, wondering why anyone doesn’t think it’s okay to fuck up a nazi.

How would you describe your sound?
pissed, fast, heavy or “90s fastcore with some 2010s neo-ignorance” – Mac Pogue

What’s in the future for this band?
Riffs riffs riffs…

Also some shows around the PNW in the summer and a two week tour in October 2017.

A demo tape + new 7″ or tape in October?

 

NAUX (photo by Corbin)

Links and contact info:

nauxpdx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

DEODERANT

Date & location formed:
Winter 2016 Chicago/Evanston IL.

Reason for forming:
The stars aligned and we like each other

What are your lyrics about?
Books, gentrification, the police, dark side of the farm, punk stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Anti-capitalist funk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Recording a full length LP, doing a bunch of shows in Chicago, going on tour, 7 digits.

Links and contact info:



deodorant1.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
HUMANOIDS

Date & location formed:
Sometime in 2016 between Oakland and San Luis Obispo, CA

Reason for forming:
We wanted to play music we would like to listen to and that would be fun to produce. Plus, what else are we going to do with our lives?

What are your lyrics about?
Mental health, the indifference to political injustices that seems to blanket the world, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Little freaky ass punk

What’s in the future for this band?
The future is unknown!!! Just kidding, we’ll probably release new things and do band things soon.

Links and contact info:

humanoidspunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

OXIDANT

Date & location formed:
Will S. and Mike met early last year at the first meeting of a group called To the Front Music Alliance, a group designed to bring marginalized members of Raleigh NC’s punk scene together to make friends, start bands, and create art. Mike was a recent transplant from Buffalo and had played in a number of bands up there and wanted to form a group down here. Will B. joined later that summer, and KJ joined in November 2016, solidifying the lineup.

Reason for forming:
Raleigh’s scene is constantly waxing and waning and unfortunately at the moment most bands in the area with DIY ethics have broken up and most houses have disbanded so we are trying to fill the void. We also want to promote a less homogeneous scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Songs like Third Crack and Guillotine talk about specific problems like the School to Prison Pipeline as well as exploiting the status of undocumented immigrants for cheap labor. Other songs are more personal, such as the song Deconstruct where we talk about the idea of no longer respecting an individual after discovering they have mentally and physically harmed others, and the song Joey, which is a deeply personal song about the loss of a best friend.

How would you describe your sound?
There is a wide array of ages in the band and we all come from different backgrounds so our sound is quite varied. Generally we are attempting to hone the raw power of the early west coast powerviolence bands all while taking nods from early NY, DC, Boston, SoCal, and Midwest hardcore punk. Swedish, German, Japanese, Finnish, Dutch, and early Italian hardcore are also a crucial part of our sound.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are very excited and proud of our newly recorded EP, titled Deconstruct, which will be out on To Live A Lie Records before the end of the year. We have plans to play shows across NC and VA, and will possibly trek further up the east coast within a year.

OXIDENT (photo by Brett Bays)

Links and contact info:

oxidant.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.



MRR Radio #1563 • 6/25/17


June 25th, 2017 by

On this week’s MRR Radio, Greg is joined by Gina, one of the organizer’s of Near Dark Fest, happening on Aug 5-6th in Oakland, CA. Fun is had. Punk is heard.

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Intro song:
DADAR – Brain

Greg’s got the hits
SYNDROME 81 – N’oublie Jamais
PMS 84 – Last Laugh
KALEIDOSCOPE – Activation
RATAS NEGRA – Ratas
JUDY AND THE JERKS – Sweet Treat (For Me)

Near Dark Preview 1
OMEGA TRIBE – Is This a Future?
FALSE FIGURE – Cardinal Cross
CRUZ DE NAVAJAS – Esclavas
KURRAKA – Otra Dimension
TERMINAL A – Satellite

Near Dark Preview 2
RIKK AGNEW – OC Life
PAWNS – The Cross
REMNANTS – Get Back Here
SCREATURE – Laws of Intrigue
ÖTZI – Magpie

Greg’s got more hits
DAUÐYFLIN – Útlendingastofnun
PURA MANIA – El Ultimo Punk Del Planeta Tierra
FUTURE VIRGINS – Cheapen It
NATURE BOYS – Into the Waste

Outro song:
VEXX – The Rule

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



MRR Radio #1562 • 6/18/17


June 18th, 2017 by

Dan digs for choice new tracks, as Paul tries new ways to record.

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Intro song:
THE DOGS – Fed Up

Macho Boys

Macho Boys

First Dig
FEMME KRAWALL – Uhuras Discos
MACHO BOYS – Pig Sweat
TROPICAL TRASH – Early Wish
C.H.E.W. – Narcoleptics/Half Pint
BETA BOYS – High on Drugs

Paul gets violent!
SCREAMING SNEAKERS – Violent Days
YOUTH BRIGADE – Violence
BLACK REBELS – It’s Time of Violence
ZOUNDS – War
NEWTOWN NEUROTICS – Mindless Violence

Second Dig
EXIT ORDER – Mass Panic
FYPM – Dumbed Down
XYLITOL – It’ll Slip
COKE BUST – Community Abuser
S.H.I.T. Individuation (Twenty Nothing)

Third Dig
APOGEE SOUND CLUB – Hungover Again
SUNBATHER – My Dreams
AYE NAKO – Half Dome
WHOOPERUPS – Karaoke

Outro song:
ROHT – Strákarnir Okkar

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!