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New Blood! MINORITY THREAT, SATÉLITE, ROHT, OUTSKIRTS, CÃOS, CASUAL BURN, and BLOTCHOUTS

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MRR Radio #1517 • 8/7/16


August 7th, 2016 by

In Sweden they call it a “Rook Blook.” Same in Canada.

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It’s solitary, so it’s not part of one.
MOSS ICON – I’m Back Sleeping or Fucking or Something

We hope you're bummed.

We hope you’re bummed.

Altogether these are kind of short, so it’s hard to call this a real block. Some of them kinda rock though.
GOD IS MY CO-PILOT – Anatomically Correct
BUZZOVEN – Splinter My Eye
HACESJA – No title
BLACK DICE – untitled
WRANGLER BRUTES – Erase The Faces

See, now this is the genuine article.
DEEP HEAT – It Remains
NATIONS ON FIRE – On and On
[PERU] – Jestem Dziekiem
GREYHOUSE – Value Story
BUZZ RODEO – Hot Spot
HUMAN HANDS – Hiding Place
LA BELLA – Germinal

And this is just a cheap imitation.
GUNK – And…I Won’t Stop
ZONA – Boule Quies
NOLLS – Young
SUPERCHUNK – Tower
WHITNEY HOUSTON’S CRYPT – Twosome’s Threesomes

Our submission for the Space Jam 2 soundtrack.
BASTARD NOISE – The Honesty Shop (excerpt)

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! SERVICE, BOMBERS, PAWNS, MOLAR, CHEW, and RUT


August 4th, 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:
SERVICE

Date & location formed:
August 2015 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Reason for forming:
The band started as an idea Sergio (drums) and Justin (vocals) had years ago before playing in any bands. We wanted to incorporate synths and power electronics type of sounds into a punk band.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics deal heavily with self and society, the role of the person, and their place within the world. A lot of the songs have a theme of disappointment, defeat, and acknowledging the everyday trials we experience in our surroundings.

How would you describe your sound?
The aftermath of a night of cold gin and gambling away your wages.

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Service (photo by Kevin Parnow)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re looking to record a new EP soon, and then moving on to do an LP hopefully after. We’re going to tour, play shows, and record until we degrade into shadows of our former selves. We’re hoping to play more outside of our home in Santa Rosa.

Links and contact info:

serviceusa.bandcamp.com

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Bombers band photo

Band name:
BOMBERS

Date & location formed:
December ’14 Salem/Boston.

Reason for forming:
Zipperhead died and the Combat Zone is fucking lost.

What are your lyrics about?
Self abuse, living like an animal.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
7″, tour

Links and contact info:

bombersma.bandcamp.com
twerprecords.bandcamp.com
harshreality.storenvy.com

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pawns band logo

Band name: PAWNS

Date & location formed:
Honestly we’ve lost all track of time at this point. We formed in Brooklyn and our first show was late 2014.

Reason for forming:
It’s hard to say. Originally I started Pawns as a solo project with the intention of making really heavy, straight forward post-punk and it kinda just blossomed from there.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of our lyrics deal with my personal tribulations (depression, poverty, health etc.) and relating them to broader political and social issues in the world today. I’m highly influenced by anarchist ideology which definitely plays a roll in our lyrical content as well as our over all sound and direction.

How would you describe your sound?
Anarcho-deathrock. Our sound has changed drastically over the past few months and our earlier recordings may not be totally indicative of our newer direction, but our latest release (a split cassette with Cemetery) is definitely the best example of the sound we’re going for.

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What’s in the future for this band?
Well, we are on tour right now playing with some of our favorite contemporary bands (Masses, Maudlin, Belgrado, etc.) and once we’re back we plan on getting our shit together and putting out a full-length.

8/15 Baltimore (TBA)
8/16 Philly (TBA)
8/20 NYC Nowhere to Run Fest W/ Belgrado, Crash Course in Science, Annex, Bootblacks

Links and contact info:

soundcloud.com/pawns-1

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Band name:
MOLAR

Date & location formed:
London, UK in summer 2015.

Reason for forming:
We were just all friends who couldn’t play instruments and thought it would be fun/funny.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly they are just sad/angry – struggling to exist in gross patriarchy & whitewashed lad culture, chronic illnesses, feeling alienated and sad and far from ‘home’, losing your phone all the time, generally being taken for a mug, but some are also about friends being supportive & hilarious through all those things.

How would you describe your sound?
Messy?

molar band photo

What’s in the future for this band?
We are hoping to record some more things in the next couple of months. And then tour forever (especially in Brazil because our guitarist Adri has just moved back home there :()

Links and contact info:

molartheband.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/MOLAR.THEBAND

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Band name:
CHEW

Date & location formed:
May 2015 Chicago IL.

Reason for forming:
We like punk music.

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CHEW (photo by Jen Cray)

What are your lyrics about?
Perennial discontent.

How would you describe your sound?
Nick Blinko’s Dead Kennedys cover band.

What’s in the future for this band?
Upcoming split 7”s with RASH and PENETRODE; more midwest shows and another tour; an LP.

Links and contact info:

chewpunx.bandcamp.com

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RUT (pboto by Justin Nguyen )

RUT (pboto by Justin Nguyen )

Band name:
RUT

Date & location formed:
Our first show was on February fourth of this year, so we started writing sometime in mid January.

Reason for forming:
I had already been playing bass with Chain Hex for about a year, and I began to feel an urge to start something new.

What are your lyrics about?
The realities of my place within the punk community. Anxiety, problems with my self image, marginalization or feeling unaccepted.

How would you describe your sound?
I think we fit well within the confines of contemporary hardcore (whatever that entails), but Ben, who also plays with Acrylics, has brought some of those wiggly, near uncomfortable, guitar parts with with him. I think his style has really diversified our overall sound in a huge way.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a lot of local shows lined up through September with Rixe, Government Flu, Chain of Flowers, and a bunch of other great bands. We’re also about to record again and hopefully book a short tour in support of our next release.

Links and contact info:
rut-hc.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 #1516 • 7/31/16


July 31st, 2016 by

Rotten Ron and Horrible Hal go Geriatric on your Ass

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Intro song:
BLAZING EYE – Brain

DoucheBag Trying to Start WWIII

DoucheBag Trying to Start WWIII

Rotten Ron – Donald Trump Boot Boys
RINA – Dejan Vivir A Las Marginades
CRIMINAL – Criminal Boot Boys
ODIO – Fabulous Horrible Beast
MUJERCITOS – Jesus Cristo
NANDAS – Exo

Halitosis – B-OIsterous Boot Boys
PUSSYCAT KILL – Wake UP
WARTRIBE – This is Hell
THE BRASS – Unite and Conquer
HARD LEFT – Imagination
ZEMEZLUC – Berlinska Zed
ESPERANZA – Cruel Flake

Rotten Ron – Living in a Toilet
KORROSIVE – No Law
PRISION POSTUMO – Palabra De Dios
UNISEX – No Que No
ELECTROCUTIONER – Kill Greedy Pigs
LA FLINGUE – Porcelaine God

Halitosis goes Alzheimer on yer Arse
THE FACTION – I Decide for Me
PAGANS – Hopped Up
MEAN JEANS – Allergic to Success
SHATTERED FAITH – Born to You
GUILLOTINES – She’s All Alcohol
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT – End This Endless Life
KITTEN FOREVER – Afterbite

Outro song:
OXBLOOD – Traitor

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! MALA LECHE, LADRÓN, MEMORY LOSS, PROGRAM, VIRUELA, AND STUCKO


July 28th, 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:
MALA LECHE

Date & location formed:
El 25 de Julio del 2015 en un almacen lleno de hippies cubiertos en cuero tapados con esparragos.

Reason for forming:
Me Aburro…

What are your lyrics about?
Ansiedad paralizante, nada, frustraciones sexuales, nada.

How would you describe your sound?
Una sonrisa en la guata.

What’s in the future for this band?
nada siempre se viene.

Links and contact info:

malaleche69.bandcamp.com

mala leche band artwork

 

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Band name:
ladron band logo
LADRÓN

Date & location formed:
The idea for this band was floating around since summer of 2015, but it wasn’t until October that year that we actually wrote out songs and solidified the lineup that we have today. We are from South Florida.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to make a Latino presence larger in our scene. We love Los Crudos and they have a huge impact on us, but I wouldn’t say they influence us musically. People constantly throw around the words “white boy hardcore” when they talk about hardcore in South Florida and it’s really not that way at all.

Ladrón (photo by Meline Gharibyan)

Ladrón (photo by Meline Gharibyan)

What are your lyrics about?
Most of the lyrics are about US imperialism, racism, and people rising up to face their oppressors.

How would you describe your sound?
Catchy Oi! and UK82 influenced hardcore punk. Lyrics in Spanish being shouted over melodic riffs combined with hard stomping drumming and pogo beats.

What’s in the future for this band?
More touring, more music. We’re about to tour with Klout, who you just did a feature on, to the northeast to play Latino Punk Fest in New York. We have a tape with two new songs for that. Also, in December we’re touring to Texas and Mexico with Kombat from DC. We’re hoping to put out a 7″ sometime this year also. Here are the dates/event page for the Klout tour!

8/1 – MIAMI, FL @ The Granary w/ Antifaces, No Dice, Booger, and Go! Racer
8/2 – GAINESVILLE, FL @ The Nest w/ Rubbish, Vägra, TV Set, and Flower Child
8/3 – RICHMOND, VA @ Thunderdome w/ Regulator
8/5 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Time Cube w/ Blackout and Horse Girls
8/6 – NEW HAVEN, CT @ Thee House w/ Big Man and Sick Head
8/7 – BROOKLYN, NY @ Aviv LATINO PUNK FEST 2016 (no Klout)
8/8 – WASHINGTON D.C. @ Smash! Records w/ Mad Existence and Pink Film
8/9 – GREENSBORO, NC @ ??? w/ Substance and Bad Eric

Links and contact info:
The tour’s facebook event page
Bandcamp:
ladron.bandcamp.com
Updates, Pics, Other shit:
notforyourecordings.tumblr.com
Merch:
notforyourecordings.com

 

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Band name:
MEMORY LOSS

Date & location formed:
Richmond, Virginia. Lurch, Wilbo, and Leo started playing together in October 2015. Rachel joined in January, we played our a first show a few weeks later during a blizzard.

Reason for forming:
Seemed right/stop drinking alone/pass the winter months.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics mostly deal with depression, feeling disconnected emotionally, alienation and frustration.. the usual.

How would you describe your sound?
Noisy hardcore punk? Maybe “harsh” or “dark” should be in there somewhere. Loud.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continue to play out of town, trying to have a 7″ out by winter.

Memory Loss (photo by Jake Cunningham)

Memory Loss (photo by Jake Cunningham)

Links and contact info:

memorylossrva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PROGRAM

Date & location formed:
February 2015, McAllen, TEXAS.

Reason for forming:
We found like-minded, solid people, with the direction of bringing a different sound into our Rio Grande Valley’s punk community. That resulted in PROGRAM’s assembly with pillars, and amongst the ruins of local dissolved punk bands which helped consolidate our friendships, sound and the band’s foundation.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics talk about the things we experience and family’s circumstances like depression, addiction and poverty and their effects on me, on us, our friends and the people we love. Also about our community problems that prevail, but are not limited to the place where we live in the US/MEXICO border, for example: girls getting raped and slaughtered and people thrown into mass graves, the drug-war’s death toll, destruction and corruption; the unequal displacement of money. They also talk about broader spectrums that affect entire countries like war devastation, and the weapons used by systems to create and fight all these events.

Program (photo by Alicia Flores)

Program (photo by Alicia Flores)

How would you describe your sound?
Scandinavian-Dbeat-riffage influenced hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Play some more in Texas, finish releasing the 7″, work on an LP and then tour in the US when and to where people invite us.

Links and contact info:

(demo cs in Europe)
(demo in US) 
programtx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
VIRUELA

Date & location formed:
Summer 2016, México city.

Reason for forming:
We aren’t from CDMX, Lisa is from Canada and Patricio and I are from the north of the country. We became close friends, and wanted to play and do something together before we left the city. We jokingly called this whole deal “the suicidal punk mission” since we practiced, played shows, and recorded in just one month.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re about mental illness, being sick of the city you live in, sexual harassment, feeling like you don’t fit in anywhere, fighting against shit that wants to fuck you up, disdain for control freaks… pretty much how we feel about the things we hate and are against.

Viruela (photo by Víctor Arellano)

Viruela (photo by Víctor Arellano)

How would you describe your sound?
Scrappy, loud, dual-vocals, crusty punk with an Angry Samoans kind of vibe.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our EP. We’re talking about making tour dates all over the country next year, when Lisa comes back to Mexico. And of course we’re making cassettes. We’re really excited for all this!!!

Links and contact info:
doomsdayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/viruela

 

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Band name:
STUCKO

Date & location formed:
October 5th 2015, at 3:18 PM in our room talking through the window into the backyard.

Reason for forming:
What else are we gonna do, we dunno, next question.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything our age knows, but is too chicken to talk about.

How would you describe your sound?
If you took a bowling ball, and rolled it into punk, the seven ten split is Stucko.

What’s in the future for this band?
Play shows, meet people, Rolling Stone magazine.

Stucko (photo by Gobe)

Stucko (photo by Gobe)

Links and contact info:

discontinuousinnovationinc.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 #1515 • 7/24/16


July 24th, 2016 by

Rob circle pits the world of punk playing lots of foreign classics and a new one from the United States on this week’s MRR Radio!

Play

Intro song:
GØGGS – Shotgun Shooter

TZN Xenna!

TZN Xenna!

Distort Sweden
DISPENSE – Mass Genocide
SKIT SYSTEM – Martens Murar Rasar
ASOCIAL – The Nightmare Arrives/Goodbye
DISKONTO – 3 Fragor Till Makthavarna
BLACK NATION – Bomben

Distort Brazil
INOCENTES – Garotos Do Surburbio
RATOS DE PORAO – Parasita
COLERA – Gritar
FOGO CRUZADO – Desemprego
OLHO SECO – Lutar, Matar

Distort Australia
THE VICTIMS – Television Addict
THE NEWS – Chop, Chop, Chop
THE SCIENTISTS – Shake (Together Tonight)
LEFTOVERS – Cigarettes & Alcohol
POSITIVE HATRED – In Tune With Living
ROCKS – Migraine Headache
ROCKS – Kamikaze Twist
JOHNNY DOLE & THE SCABS – Living Like An Animal
VIGIL-ANTI – Reality, It’s Laughing At You

Distort The Rest Of The World
E.A.T.E.R. – Kriget Cancinne
RATTUS – Reaganin Joululanju
SLIPS & SPERMA – Caos Final
BGK – Computer Control
DEZERTER – Spyta Milicjanta
RAW POWER – Fuck Authority

Outro song:
TZN-XENNA – Dzieci

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!