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New Blood! BODY PARTY, URCHIN, SLUMP, MARBLED EYE, KUU-JAAT, and NARB

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, ...

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Girls Living Outside Society's Shit, photo by Renate Winter.

Goodbye from G.L.O.S.S.

A message from Olympia, WA hardcore band G.L.O.S.S. Hey y'all, G.L.O.S.S. has decided to break up and move on with our lives. ...

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MRR Radio #1524 • 9/25/16

Guest DJ & philanthropist, Chuck comes through from Pittsburg, PA to bless MRR Radio with some classic punk 7"s. Intro song: FLIPPER ...

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y2k (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

New Blood! Y2K, GELD, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, FUR COAT, TARANTÜLA, and SEXPILL

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, ...

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The Stops, Macho Boys and their gang. Photo by Rita Gonsalves' self-timer.

MRR Radio #1523 • 9/18/16

THE STOPS and MACHO BOYS drove down from Portland to invade your radio waves!! Intro song: THE STOPS - Another Day Samantha from ...

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New Blood! THE PEANUTS, ETC., DAGGAS, SPICE BOYS, SPOTTING, PLANET Y, POWER FACE, NO HOME, and THE SOFT MAYBES


September 15th, 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:
OUR ACTUAL NAME IS UNPRONOUNCABLE IN YOUR EARTHEN LANGUAGES (DUE TO YOUR LACK OF TONGUES); HOWEVER IT ROUGHLY TRANSLATES TO “THE PEANUTS.”

Date & location formed:
WE WERE FORMED IN DIMENSION C-37X ROUGHLY 17 FLIM FLAMS AGO. I BELIEVE THIS WORKS OUT TO BE ABOUT JANUARY OF 2016.

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Reason for forming:
WE ORIGINALLY FORMED AS A ROYAL BATTALION TO FEND OUR HOMEWORLD FROM INVADING SPACEWORMS, BUT SOON FOUND THAT A SONIC OFFENSE WAS A MORE VIABLE OPTION.

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What are your lyrics about?
LYRICS? DO YOU MEAN OUR VERBALISED ATOMIC RAYS? THOSE JUST KIND OF SOUND LIKE NASALLY FARTS.

How would you describe your sound?
THE CRIES OF 1000 SUNS LISTENING TO “TIME OUT FOR FUN” BY DEVO AT ONCE.

What’s in the future for this band?
OUR FUTURE IS ALREADY IN THE PAST, AS WELL AS THE PRESENT. TIME IS A HUMAN MADE CONSTRUCT WHICH WE FIND LAUGHABLE.

Links and contact info:
YOU MAY FIND OUR RECORDINGS AT thepnuts.bandcamp.com

AND YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT OUR MAJOR EARTH REPRESENTATIVE, WALKER MACDONALD, AT

 

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etc band logoBand name:
ETC. or Etecétera (the name came from a Kurt Vonnegut reference that says that ETC. means “sameness without end” and that’s how our lifes feel.

Date & location formed:
We formed around March, this year. It all started at a small room at the top of Rodrigo’s house (Mexico City), with just a guitar, its amp and a small drum kit.

Reason for forming:
While I was doing some different things with Olvido, Rodrigo and I decided to make a band; something that we always dreamed since junior high. So, yeah… a lot of years went by and we made these five songs in about a week. It took time to record em, ’cause we didn’t (and still) had the money to properly record em, so I borrowed a Tascam DR-07 and started to record instrument by instrument with Rodrigo; It was so hard, I’ve never done something like that before. Then I mixed em with ProTools and tried to make em less shitty. Finally, we decided to record Operación Ser Humano by Los Baraja, cause we love that fucking song.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about a couple of things; from “being a huge and untouchable douchebag in the punk scene,” to a history of injustice in the Mexican penitentiary system. But, those are just the first two songs, the rest of the songs are a lot about my anxiety and depression that’s fucking with me every single day.

How would you describe your sound?
I dunno. I would like to say punk for anxious and angry people. That’s why the quality of it sucks!

What’s in the future for this band?
Well, maybe make a real ‘band’ (not just the two of us), start playing shows, make some tapes, and that stuff. If all of that never happens, we’re still making some new songs that will come out later this year.

ETC (photo by Eli Bonfil)

ETC. (photo by Eli Bonfil)

Links and contact info:
etece.bandcamp.com
And if you wanna get personal:

 

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Band name:
DAGGAS

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015, San Fernando / Santiago de Chile.

Reason for forming:
We decided to start a band that allow us to express the negative side of our view about the life.

What are your lyrics about?
An iron glove strangling your neck, sultry and sad.

How would you describe your sound?
Noise and sick punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Preparing surprises for the future.

Daggas (photo by Joaquin Matias)

Daggas (photo by Joaquin Matias)

Links and contact info:
daggas.bandcamp.com


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Band name:
SPICE BOYS

Date & location formed:
Spice city Umeå 2016.

Reason for forming:
We just needed the money you know. I had gone into business with the wrong people to pay off my loans and bills and stuff because, come on, work sucks. Now these people needed their money back and I had just spent it all so I was in a bit of a predicament so to speak. I saw this add that a local pub needed a cover band and the money was pretty good so I called up some friends and we formed the band. We were rehearsing songs like brown eyed girl, hotel california and that kind of crap but when we were supposed to play our first gig we all got so high and drunk the songs sounded more like a drug induced psychosis than anything else. Anyhow people kinda seemed to like it so we stuck to that concept and now we’re big shots. Real high rollers baby.

What are your lyrics about?
Its mostly mumbo jumbo and total nonsense but once in a while we sing about more serious subjects like pizza flavored kisses and being a real high roller.

How would you describe your sound?
A cover band trying to play ”Boys are back in town” during a drug induced psychosis.

What’s in the future for this band?
Were playing a show in London on the 1st of October at the SLIME BALL at old blue last with fellow labelmates. Also our debut full length album ”GLADE” will be released on PNKSLM recordings next spring.

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Links and contact info:
facebook.com/spiceboysume
soundcloud.com/spiceboysume

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
February 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

Reason for forming:
To yell at men.

What are your lyrics about?
Baby bitches.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk or Post-Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
A cassette through No Patience and a 7 inch through Aarght Records.

Links and contact info:

spotting.xyz

Spotting (photo by Joanna Nilson)

Spotting (photo by Joanna Nilson)

 

 

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Band name:
PLANET Y

Date & location formed:
2015 around Ungdomshuset Copenhagen k-town.

Reason for forming:
We had a ton of idea’s and riff that wouldnt match our other bands
we got together in a reheardsal space and suddenly we had alot of songs.

What are your lyrics about?
Everyday life, and our perspective of this crappy world.

How would you describe your sound?
We have all being listen to alot of dangerhouse stuff and want to do our own version
we through it should turn out a more surfed than it did but i guess we just went to a darker direction.

What’s in the future for this band?
Record a 7″ during September, and get touring.

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Links and contact info:

planetypunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
POWER FACE

Date & location formed:
January 2015, Stockholm.

Reason for forming:
To bring the thunder of hard rock to the lightning of hard core. No but seriously, Leo (drums) and Jerka (guitar) had written a batch of songs for their old band that weren’t going to be used and they figured they’d start a new band in the style of those new songs. So they invited me (Oskar (vocals)) and Adam (bass) knowing that we shared their love for hardcore and rock n roll and after that things came pretty natural.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly going to shows, partying, fucking and dealing with anxiety. And the pains and pleasures of living in Stockholm.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk with a healthy dose of rock n roll.

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What’s in the future for this band?
Adam just recently became a father so things have been moving kind of slow the last couple of months, but we’ll soon be recording a new 7’’ and then hopefully we’ll start writing more new songs and do some touring as well.

Links and contact info:

powerface.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/powerfacehc

 

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Band name:
NO HOME

Date & location formed:
April 2016, London, UK.

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Reason for forming:
Why does it always have to be a band? Why can’t I just be my own “band”? I’m forming myself.

What are your lyrics about?
Trauma, people having capitalistic tantrums, being a Black person in a white world and trying not to drown.

How would you describe your sound?
Shiny, crunchy peanut butter.

What’s in the future for this band?
Another EP by the end of the year, and maybe a few shows. Just to have fun.

Links and contact info:

nohomeldn.bandcamp.com
charlottecjoseph.tumblr.com

 

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Band name:
THE SOFT MAYBES

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015 in New Jersey.

Reason for forming:
The lead singer, Dash Maybe, forced the rest of the group to come together and play a one-off gig, but then it ended up being a lot of fun and now it can’t be stopped.

What are your lyrics about?
Dogs, muscles, female empowerment, slime, paranoia, Edgar Allan Poe.

How would you describe your sound?
Heavy Party Punk. Our riffs are intended for head bangin’ and booty shakin’…

What’s in the future for this band?
More shows and an LP, what else do u need?

The Soft Maybes (photo by Shannon Webb)

The Soft Maybes (photo by Shannon Webb)

Links and contact info:

thesoftmaybes.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 #1522.5 • 9/14/16


September 14th, 2016 by

Two thirds of Seattle’s VATS (post-punk purveyors of “absolutely killer insurrection sound” according to Layla in MRR #401) took over the radio along with their roadie earlier this summer—now it’s time to hear the hits. 

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Intro song:
VATS – Melting Culture

Vats take over MRR Radio!

Vats take over MRR Radio!

Time’s up for Gabe 
BUZZCOCKS – Time’s Up
DOW JONES AND THE INDUSTRIALS – Can’t Stand the Midwest
UNITS – Cannibals
GAI – Blood Spit Night

DJ JJ on the radio
ANEMIC BOYFRIENDS – Guys Are Not Proud
ANEMIC BOYFRIENDS – Badgirls in Love
GG ALLIN AND THE JABBERS – 1980’s Rock & Roll
THE DAMNED – Jet Boy, Jet Girl

Mimsy becomes MRR’s roadie 
DC SNIPERS – Straight Razor
ADVERTS – Bored Teenagers
NERVOUS PATTERNS – Beautiful Brutal
YOKOHAMA HOOKS – Panic

Eli’s inner trip to purgatory
FEEDTIME – Fractured
NOCTURNAL PROJECTIONS – In Purgatory
MENTHOL – Inner Trip
ZOOM – Subway Surfin

Outro song:

THE WORLD – In Pieces

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 #1522 • 9/11/16


September 11th, 2016 by

Archives and teachers and London and Seattle.

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Scholastic Deth

Intro songs:
THE MACS – I’m 37
DER STAB – Tracers

Shivaun green-tapes herself to the computer
SOLGER – I Hate It
ALIENATION – Lifetime Problems
YOUNG IDENTITIES – Instant Feelings
CURTISS A – I Don’t Wanna Be President

John No: Teaching Resistance
SEEIN’ RED – Resist
THE OVENS – Bureaucrats
STRANGE FACES – No Peace
SCHOLASTIC DETH – Killed By School
DIAMOND GLAZE – Diamond Glaze
LOS CRUDOS – Tiempos de la Miseria

Lorraine’s farewell Bay Area set
HUFF STUFF MAGAZINE – Yesterday’s News
NEON PISS – Bullet
YI – Got a Store
SYNTHETIC ID – White Walls

Craig plays bands associated with DIY Space for London
WOOLF – Taunting Me On My Own Street
EFIALTIS – Τίποτα
PRIMETIME – Tied Down
SAUNA YOUTH – Oh Joe

Dan takes a quick trip back to where he came from
THE ACCUSED – Child These Days
RPA – Shoot the Pope

Outro song:
ACCIDENT – Kill the Bee Gees

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! 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.



Maximum Rocknroll #401 • Oct 2016

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Here it is, Maximum Rocknroll #401, October 2016. This special edition is our ART ISSUE—how much can you take? We’ve got an interview with Olivia Gibb, who came all the way out from Kansas City as our very first MRR artist-in-residence to design this issue’s cover, and conversations between Tokyo photographer Chiro Yoshikawa and Los Angeles artist/designer Sonya Sombreuil (of Come Tees renown) as well as between Toronto’s Lia Lepre and Sebbe Melbourne. Plus: interviews with Los Angeles-based artist Jess Scott, New Orleanian comics artist Ben Passmore, and Indiana’s Alex Micallef; a convo between Osa Atoe and video artist Perry Holstein; and a feature on the “This Record Changed My Life” exhibition at Copenhagen’s K-Town Hardcore Fest. Other artists represented in this issue include Sarah Sequoia, Ashley Hohman, Apolo Cacho, Sam Wallman, Shitboy Face, Trevor 32, Mónica Di Francesco, Luke Kislak, Aaron Demuth, Cecilia Calidera, Joseph Heuermann, Keith Caves, Josh Feigert, and Rael Brian Rau. On top of all that, we’ve got a photo spread from a gig at the Casa Club Ramones museum on the outskirts of Mexico City, the latest dirt from our columnists, and more reviews than you can handle.

Buy this issue of MRR

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The Shitworker Issue! London’s EFIALTIS, AMERICAN HATE from Oklahoma City, the BUG from Chicago, SYNDICATE and SILENT ERA from the Bay Area, Budapest’s NORMS, zinester/scholar Mimi Thi Nguyen, Arwen Curry on her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, punk journalist Oscar Gutierrez, DC hardcore photographer Farrah Skeiky, Scream Queens radio/magazine, and a K-Town Hardcore fest photo spread and interview.

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