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MRR Radio #1563 • 6/25/17

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MRR Radio #1562 • 6/18/17

Dan digs for choice new tracks, as Paul tries new ways to record. Intro song: THE DOGS - Fed Up First Dig FEMME KRAWALL ...

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CAUSA (photo by Arnold Galvez)

New Blood! DIASPORA, CAUSA, LAISKAT SILMÄT, OKI MOKI, and returning guest, SEX SCENES

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The Younger Lovers

MRR Radio #1561 • 6/11/17

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Maximum Rocknroll #410 • July 2017

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MRR Radio #1560 • 6/4/17


June 4th, 2017 by

Layla has numerous radio related technical disasters that make her question the reality of continued existence, however there’s a soundtrack from the recently reviewed in MRR bins and the archives of our minds to soothe all humans back to and from the brink

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Teenage girl wearing a Ginsberg poem paper dress

Intro song:
IUD – Precious

What is a Mozart
MOZART – Broad Daylight
EXOTICA – Pesadilla
RIÑA – Olivida
TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT – What It’s All About
VIXENS – Absolute Complacency
GARY WRONG GROUP – Pollen Christ

What is an Art
MORDECAI – What Is Art
Y PANTS – The Fly
LOUIS LOUIS – Do It (In Your Mind)
PLASTIC TONES – More Trouble
RIK AND THE PIGS – Gimme Mick

What is a Sentimental
MIDNIGHT MINES – Artificial Light
BEATNIKS – Egg Song
PIERRE ET BASTIEN – Secret
MARBLED EYE – Dirt
POLICE CONTROL – Sentimental
BLACK ABBA – Lost Dog

What is a Scab
SCABS – Leave Me Alone
WASP WOMEN – Kill Me / I Don’t Need Your Attitude
DAMAGE – Fight or Die

Outro songs:
TONE BENDERS – Little Black Egg
VU – Can’t Take It Anymore

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! NEKRA, MENTIRA, DISINDIVIDU, PIG CITY, and CULT DECAY


June 1st, 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:
NEKRA

Date & location formed:
October 2K16 in London, England.

Reason for forming:
We need some more girls in here, too many man too many many man.

What are your lyrics about?
Kai: The one song I wrote lyrics for on our demo is “Sisters of the Yam,”
which was inspired by a chapter in bell hooks’ book of the same name. It’s
about the frustration of withholding emotions at the
expense of avoiding conflict,
trying to overcome feeling guilty for
having those desires, and recognizing that they’re essential for personal
liberation & wellbeing. 🙏🏾

Spooky: Gringos, people sucking the life out of you, Terry Richardson… you, know the usual stuff that brings a brown girl down.

How would you describe your sound?
New worldie wave of British hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tape on La Vida Es Un Mus, gigs, and world domination.

Nekra (photo by Martin Frings)

Links and contact info:

nekra.bandcamp.com
lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

MENTIRA

Date & location formed:
Established October 2016 in Kansas City, MO.

Artwork by Nicky Rat

Reason for forming:
We formed because Ricardo moved to Kansas City, MO and was the funnest guy in town. He writes all the lyrics and some of the melodies. Also, Tony and Josh had never met before but needed to. Dakota is the person whose house we practiced at. Josh also lived there and writes the other half of the melodies.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics come from the perception of the everyday life of a Mexican who is trying to adjust to living in the Midwest; general alienation and the struggle of the middle class.

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like the only Japanese hardcore band in Kansas City, MO.

What’s in the future for this band?
We would like to put out a record anytime, all the time.

Links and contact info:
Call 406-696-3448
mentira1.bandcamp.com

Mentira (photo by Ross Adams)

 

 

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Band name:

DISINDIVIDU

It’s a reference to the individual’s quest to deconstruct all the values ​​and behaviors imposed by patriarchy.

Date & location formed:
FORTALEZA Braz-ill. We are cosmopolitan and nomadic, so we don’t really belong anywhere.

Reason for forming:
Firstly, we formed this project first so as not to die from boredom during the most difficult times on our journey through northeastern Brazil.
Secondly, we believe that anti-music is a sincere way to show our hatred and discontent, to protest, to scream, to kick.
Thirdly, we believe we have something to say.

Disindividu (photo by Grilo)

What are your lyrics about?
We sing against the state, humanity, heteronormativity.
Our lyrics are about our indignation, and dark feelings that guide us, like hatred and contempt.
But we mainly sing about the possibilities of re-establishing ourselves within a dystopian slave world, inventing new ways of life, animal liberation, the destruction of binaries instilled by authoritarian systems which make life even more ordinary and machine-ike.

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore punk noise queer anarcho punk anti-Oi! and anti-skins.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re recording a new EP, going on another bike tour through Latin America, and taking our noise strength wherever we go.

Photo by Junior Cavalcante

Links and contact info:

disindividu.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

PIG CITY

Date & location formed:
October, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Reason for forming:
Tired of seeing police sympathy, capitalist sympathy, hypermasculinity, and apolitical bands within AZ’s hardcore community.

What are your lyrics about?
Strong themes of anti-capitalism and anti-fascism as well as a general call for people to take up an ideology of total liberation. This band is heavily influenced by Marxist and anarchist politics despite the butting of heads that often occurs between the two ideologies.

Pig City (photo by Delivan Oswood)

How would you describe your sound?
Hardcore and crust with sprinkles of powerviolence on top.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ll keep playing locally, tour, and we’ll be releasing a full length within the next year.

Links and contact info:

pigcity.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/pigcityusa

 

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Band name:

CULT DECAY

Date & location formed:
We began around late April, 26-28th in my bandmate Marvin’s garage in Korea Town, Los Angeles.

Reason for forming:
Cult Decay is Porky, Ethan, and Marvin AKA Burnouts.

We started this band as a side project while playing in our main band Perplexions, but as time went by our drummer for our main band wasn’t really showing up for practice so instead of heading home and calling it a day. We stuck around our bandmate’s garage and kept jamming our so called side project but as time went by and finally called quits on our main band decided to focus on Cult Decay.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly on politics. The struggle of living the hood and personal issues depression and shit.
But mostly unjust politics.

Cult Decay (photo by )

How would you describe your sound?
Porky: I believe our sound is quite hardcore that has been infested by noise.

Ethan: We have a lot of influences, noisy punk and noise being the biggest… We are Punk.

Marvin: Well, describing our sound has two answers I believe:
One: when we are sober and on top of our game, and…
Two: when we are drunk and stoned out of our mind but yeah.. what Ethan said.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are planning on releasing a 4-5 track EP late June or Mid July
before heading up the West Coast for a tour we have been planning with
our friends from SOMA.

Links and contact info:
cultdecay.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/cultdecay
Contact thru Bandcamp or Facebook.

 

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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 #1559 • 5/28/17


May 28th, 2017 by

Special guests FUTURO from São Paulo take over the airwaves and feed you a fat helping of their favorite punk tunes.

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Intro song:
FUTURO – A Torre da Derrota

Futuro

Pedro kicks things off with psych inspired punk
SALVATION ARMY – Mind Gardens
THE LEFT – Hell
UNITED MUTATION – Take Your Pick
VISIONS OF CHANGE – Roundabout and Swings
HÜSKER DÜ – Pink Turns to Blue

Bá just plays what he likes
B.U.S.H. – Alucinado
FEED YOUR HEAD – Thoughts in Motion
BIKINI KILL – Magnet
ARTICLES OF FAITH – Wasn’t I Right
DRUNK INJUNS – For Real

Xopô likes stuff too!
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY – Rememoration
PLEASURE LEFTISTS – Private Persons
GORILLA ANGREB – Astma
DIÄT – Toonie
MASSHYSTERI – Satans Barn

Mila showcases some of her influences
MERCENÁRIAS – Policia
INTENSE DEGREE – Victim In Pain
SACRILEGE – Blind Acceptance
THE COMES – Dirt Off
SADO NATION – We’re Not Equal

Outro song:
INFECT – Oque Há De Se Fazer?

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 LION’S CAGE, COMPLEX, AGUIRRE’S DOGS, and DIAS AZULES


May 25th, 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:

THE LION’S CAGE

Date & location formed:
June 2016, Brooklyn NY.

Reason for forming:
We got together pretty quickly and naturally, I (Joe) hit up my longtime friend (Brian) about potentially doing a band. I told him I had a singer in mind (Bobby) and he mentioned that he knew someone who might be down to play drums (Rob). Within a month or two we had a few songs written and by the end of summer 2016 we started playing gigs regularly around New York.

What are your lyrics about?
Running from the cops, beating up racists, supporting all marginalized people in a fight for equality, having fun and kissing. :)

How would you describe your sound?
Other people have described our sound as similar to the Before The Quarrel Cro-Mags demo, Madball – Ball of Destruction, Gut Instinct, and a few others. We never really sat down with a specific style to try and emulate, we tend to borrow from all over the place. We just wrote songs that we ourselves would want to hear.

What’s in the future for this band?
More shows, more jams, and hopefully a record sometime soon.

The Lion’s Cage (photo by Darren Nanos)

Links and contact info:

thelionscagenyhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COMPLEX

Date & location formed:
July 2016, Philadelphia.

Reason for forming:
To cause a ruckus for the mutants.

What are your lyrics about?
If your brain was a series of filing cabinets, it’s the file where all the negative observations go while trying to live a positive life, but failing and succeeding simultaneously.

How would you describe your sound?
Pissed pogo punk, influenced by life and all the shit that goes with it.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our tape last month and we’re gettin ready to play Philly Still Fucking Shreds fest next month. Working on recording for a 7″ that we can have on a midwest(ish) tour come November.

Complex (photo by Kevin Spaghetti)

Links and contact info:

complex.bandcamp.com
Allweknow.info

 

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Band name:
AGUIRRE’S DOGS

Date & location formed:
Valentine’s Day 2016 B More MD.

Reason for forming:
We had all known each other for a hot minute and talked a bunch of shit about getting together until shit got real… real shitty.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re just stories that attempt to convey a feeling, and maybe give some truth or a lesson.

How would you describe your sound?
God’s fingernails on a cosmic chalkboard.

What’s in the future for this band?
Some Blade Runner shit, hopefully.

Aguirre’s Dogs (photo by Farrah Skeiky)

Links and contact info:
aguirresdogs.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DIAS AZULES

Date & location formed:
May 2016, New York.

Reason for forming:
All members of Dias Azules play in different NY Latino-Punk bands. Renzo plays guitar in R-Tronika, Maria plays drums with Ratas en Zelo and Amor Prohibido, and Dani plays Bass in Subtropico Militia Heavy Sound.

We are all from Peru and getting together to play music is a way we share our experiences and discover the musical and cultural connection between us.

Cover artwork by Renzo Ortega

Dias Azules is a side project and a collaboration for all of us. This makes it less stressful than playing in a regular band and allows more freedom in terms of musical interpretation. Renzo writes the songs and Maria and Dani add their own musical forms to the tracks.

What are your lyrics about?
Our music is Inspired by Punk Rock and South American Popular Music, so our lyrics are about life experiences, love, personal relationships, and politics.

How would you describe your sound?
Distorted Love Songs.

What’s in the future for this band?
In January 2017 we released our EP on Cassette called “24 Oceanos”. We also have one track in the “Tamboreras” punk compilation. In the summer we will play a People Of Color Punk Fest in NY. We want to play more shows in cities outside of NY, record new tracks and look forward to visiting the west coast, and of course getting together to play in our hometown Lima, Peru.

Diaz Azules (photo by Juan Toro)

Links and contact info:

diasazules.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 #1558 • 5/21/17


May 21st, 2017 by

Grace tours the new bins and the earworms slithering through the recesses of her mind…

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Intro song:
PSYCHO SIN – Everything’s Fucked Up
PAGANS – Dead End America

The Nixe.

VITAL IDLES – My Sentiments
AMY AND THE ANGELS – I Hate Being In Love
Y-PANTS – You’re Off the Hook
VAIN AIMS – Count
FOTZEN POWER GERMANY – Fischgräte
NIXE – Happens

KATE FAGAN – I Don’t Want to Be Too Cool
VILETONES – Screaming Fist
THE NEXT – Cheap Rewards
SUICIDE SQUAD – New World in the Morning
RAMONES – Something to Believe In

PLASTIC TONES – The Eyes
LES CALAMITES – Toutes Les Nuites
THE PACIFICS – When I’m Gone
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS – Final Day
THE RATS – Broken Wire Telephone
HANS-A-PLAST – Sex Sex Sex
REPTILE RANCH – W.T.B.

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!