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MRR Radio #1554 • 4/23/17

Join Luke and Henry from the Wallaby Beat record label and blog for this edition of MRR Remote Radio as ...

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New Blood! RATAA, CELL, VELVET SUNSHINE, ENEMIES, SECT MARK, and ANTI-SEED

“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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MRR Radio #1553 • 4/16/17

This week on MRR Radio, Greg blasts into the stratosphere with Lourdes from DON'T ASK and Alex...from punk. Grab a ...

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New Blood! CRUZ DE NAVAJAS, HIGH-VIS, NIHILISTIC FIT, CLOUDGAYZER, GARDEN CENTRE, and RELEVANT ANGER

“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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MRR Radio #1552 • 4/9/17

Dan finds easy gold in the new bins, and Arielle makes her DJ debut! Intro song: RANK/XEROX - M.Y.T.H. Dan SOFT CHEEK - Fodder BLEEDING ...

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New Blood! PRETTY, ULTRARAT, LÖSS, and DECOY


April 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…

Band name:
PRETTY

Date & location formed:
December 2016/Boston, MA.

Reason for forming:
Most of my creative output is centered around recording and drumming, so I wanted to start a solo project where I could play badly play some riffs and yell a lot; I’m constantly inspired by a ton of talented friends and a lot of it rubs off on me whenever I pick up a guitar and noodle!

What are your lyrics about?
Queerness, embracing identity, and toxic complacency.

How would you describe your sound?
Fairly rockin’~

What’s in the future for this band?
Writing new material and playing some shows with my buds! I’m moving to NYC soon, so hopefully gigging with some of the fantastic bands in the area!

Pretty (photo by Kit Castagne)

Links and contact info:

iampretty.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/artifactaudio

 

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Band name:
ULTRARAT

Date & location formed:
February 2016 in Montreal.

Reason for forming:
At first the Ultrarat demo was a solo project.
I wanted to play shows so I decided to form the band with my best buds.

What are your lyrics about?
Pain, Life and social, and mental issues.

How would you describe your sound?
We’re a d-beat raw punk band with a lot of Swedish punk influences.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are working on a lp and planning to go on tour in the end of 2017.

Ultrarat (photo by Marie Eve Scarey)

Links and contact info:
ultrarat.bandcamp.com

 

 

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Band name:
LÖSS

Date & location formed:
Late summer of 2016. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Reason for forming:
Three of us played together in another band that was on hiatus at the moment and so we got restless, switched some instruments and started a new band together with Clara.

What are your lyrics about?
First world problems, slaves to new trends, void, having Jesus as your only friend, morons who walk in the bicycle lane, greed, bs…

How would you describe your sound?
Raw & catchy.

What’s in the future for this band?
Make more songs and do more shows…we just got started!

LÖSS (photo by Masoud Vatankhah)

Links and contact info:
losspunx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DECOY

Date & location formed:
FALL 2015 IN A STORAGE UNIT IN GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA BUT MORE LEGITIMATELY EARLY 2016 IN THE FANTASY ULTRA LOUNGE.

Reason for forming:
To rock as hard as possible, and because 90% of punk bands here are the same 5-6 people switched around.

What are your lyrics about?
Street metal, how Decoy is your favorite band, death, standard stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Pummeling Street Metal.

What’s in the future for this band?
Touring, gigging, and making tons of money.

Decoy (photo by Matt Martin)

Links and contact info:

decoy666.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.



Maximum Rocknroll #408 • May 2017

The May issue of Maximum Rocknroll, #408 is here! Things kick off with the future of Berlin post-Deustchpunk — MÜLLTÜTE, and then we hang with Gainesville shoegazers UV-TV, we discuss Scandinavian hardcore with Minneapolis’ ATAXXIA, uncover the history of Wales’ hidden gem REPTILE RANCH, and hear about Truewave with SF’s own STREET EATERS. We also learn about bobos and squats with France’s ZONE INFINIE, and round things out with Boston peace punks PANDEMIX, Costa Rican grindcore band EXACERBACIÓN, and the debut of a harm reduction column. All this plus tons of fresh zine, record, and film reviews. Get yours now!

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MRR Radio #1551 • 4/2/17


April 2nd, 2017 by

Amelia brings you the finest from her recently played vinyl stack in great anticipation of her first trip to Japan in a few days and some Crass.

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Harsh Immortal

Intro:
R.U.G. – Deathly Fighter

Satisfactory Meal
GHOUL – Street Gangs
EXECUTE – Nasty Nasty Nasty
RUSTLER – I Need Love
RUSTLER – Wet Men Song

Blunt Sleazy
BONES – Sex!
GHOUL – Oi Oi Oi
GAGIZE – Final Revolution

You Can’t Escape
L.S.D. – 憎悪戦争
L.S.D. – L.S.D.
S.H.I. – Theme
POIKKEUS – Katsmesser
DOOM – Financial Coup
DOOM – Police Bastard

War is Over if You Want It
CRASS – Anthem for Doomed Youth
CRASS – How Does It Feel (To Be the Mother of a 1000 Dead?)

Outro:
R.U.G. – Crazy Bomber

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! SUB SPACE, CRICO, TOTAL REALITY, OMERTA, and GAG TAPE


March 30th, 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:
SUB SPACE

We are:
Vocals- Sam Light
Guitar- Joe Z.
Bass- Martin
Drums- Tony Kaplan

Date & location formed:
March 2016 Brooklyn, NY.

Reason for forming:
I really wanted to start a hardcore project. I had a lot of aggression that was consuming me in an unhealthy way, and music has always been an outlet for me, so I thought why not start making some. Around that time there were so many amazing femme-fronted hardcore bands coming out and KILLING IT! It really inspired me to finally start a project and put myself out there.Me and Joe started the project and then asked Tony and Martin if they wanted to be part of it. We have all known each other for the better part of a decade so everything just kinda fell into place as we began to write. We all put an equal amount of effort and creative energy into the songs, so everything we have written so far has been a real collaborative effort.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics all have interconnecting themes about standing your ground and the constant struggle of internal and external destruction. It’s about raw femme and queer power, about claiming our space, about confronting anger and actually using it as a source of strength. I wanted to write fem-dom lyrics to assert my dominance and make it very present.

I also made the decision to write some of the songs in Spanish. I chose to do that because I am a mix Latina New Yorker. This is a part of me and the lyrics I wrote in Spanish are actually the most personal and vulnerable.

How would you describe your sound?
Sub Space is definitely hc with punk sensibilities. We found a sound that really represents every single one of our personal styles and we are super excited to continue to grow into that sound.

What’s in the future for this band?
As for the future, we are getting ready to put out tapes of our demo and wanna keep playing shows!

Sub Space (photo by Ayşe Yasa)

Links and contact info:

subspacenyc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CRICO

Date & location formed:
Mexico City, November 2016.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a Rock’n’Roll band influenced by Garage Punk with a raw Hardcore backbone. We all listen to a lot of different stuff as well as sharing a lot of common interests in music and general. Fun, friendship, punk, and memes.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics talk about having fun with our friends, the boredom of everyday life and the satisfaction of emotional and musical self destruction. Dating, relationships, and anecdotes, want to see the city blow to bits, letting your feelings take control disregarding the consequences. We invite people to dance and go nuts, to enjoy the music and just dance.

How would you describe your sound?
Strong and fast. a No-holds-barred invitation to wobble your head, stomp around a have a good time.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tour, make more music and more memes.

Crico (photo by San Atarashi)

Links and contact info:

crico.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TOTAL REALITY

Date & location formed:
I don’t know about date, but some time around May or June 2016 in my flatmate’s room while hanging out with our now singer (Thauer), who was visiting the glorious.

Reason for forming:
Thauer was never in a band and really wanted to sing somewhere so I figured why not. We hit up our two mates Basti (Bass) and Marcel (Drums) and then I wrote the Demo in two weeks cause I still had some riffs leftover from a former band that never really went anywhere.

What are your lyrics about?
It’s mostly about personal stuff which in Thauer’s case involves a lot of social anxiety and disdain towards his peers which – living in Berlin – consists of Tumblr warriors living behind a computer screen. I think if he would live somewhere else, he would be less aggravated but since he’s a graphic designer Berlin is kind of his natural habitat.

How would you describe your sound?
Primitive, simple but effective. In terms of bands I’ve ripped off probably Urban Blight, Negative Approach, SSD or something like that.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just toured so it might be a while before that happens again but definitely writing and recording new stuff. Gonna play some weekends and fests here and there, maybe throw in the occasional one off show.

Links and contact info:

totalxreality.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
OMERTA

Date & location formed:
July 2016, Ottawa.

Reason for forming:
Sick and tired of being sick and tired.

What are your lyrics about?
World/society, scene politics, grieving the loss of loved ones, destruction.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast hardcore influenced by early Italian and finish Hardcore in the vein of Wretched, Puke, Mellaka etc.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just came back from touring Mexico in February, gonna write new songs, play more shows and hopefully release a 7 inch in the future.

Links and contact info:
omertapunk.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
GAG TAPE

Date & location formed:
Boyle Heights, CA 2017.

Reason for forming:
We were tired of the same bands playing in every show in the L.A scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Oppression, police brutality, and feminism.

How would you describe your sound?
Ass Clapping Hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Tour in the bay area June 9-11, 2017.

Links and contact info:
gagtape666.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/GAGTAPE666

 

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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 #1550 • 3/26/17


March 26th, 2017 by

Berlin’s Piss take over MRR Radio at the tail end of their North American tour.

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Intro song:
SHITLICKERS – War System

TERVEET KÄDET – Pissa ja paskaa
ARMLESS CHILDREN – Leper of Love
THE EX – The Well-Known Soldier
ESKORBUTO – Cualquier Lugar
ANTI-CIMEX – War Machine
TITMACHINE – I Wanna Be Your Dog

DISGUISE – No Chaos?
DISCLOSE – Once the War Started
ENNIO MORRICONE – Magic and Ecstasy
VAMPIRE – At Midnight I’ll Possess Your Corpse

SIDA – Balas de Justicia
DAF – Essen Dann Schlafen
DOLLY PARTON – Mule Skinner Blues
DEMONIOS SALVAJES – Hombre Animal
JIMMY SMACK – I Hate Life

PISS – Stuck in the Gutter

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!