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MRR Radio #1579 • 10/15/17

Strace and Strayla vote MITCH CARDWELL for President of Punk.  Intro song: AQUARIUM - Human Current Sounds from the New Bins MR. WRONG - ...

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MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

Matt is joined by Ben and Claudia for just another hour of the best new punk and hardcore worldwide! Intro ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #414 • Nov 2017

Are y'all ready for Maximum Rocknroll #414? Our November 2017 issue will teach you a thing or two all about ...

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MRR Radio #1577 • 10/1/17

Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

“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 #1573 • 9/3/17


September 3rd, 2017 by

MRR Remote Radio reaches London and meets up with Anne Marie, Alex and Creg of collectively-run social centre DIY Space for London to chat about its set-up, mission and ethos (and also to play some refreshing new music!).

For more information on DSFL or to get involved, check out their website: diyspaceforlondon.org. More of Alex and Anne Marie’s band Charmpit can be heard on their Bandcamp page. They’ll be playing at DIY Space for London’s second birthday weekend festivities on 16th September.

If you’re interested in producing your own Remote Radio show . Don’t be put off by lack of experience – we can help!

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Intro song:
BEST PRAXIS – Strong White Male

DIY Space for London (photo by Robin Silas Christian)

Creg’s DSFL picks
NACHTHEXEN – Cheer Up Luv
SLUM OF LEGS – Doll Like
SOLUTION HOURS – Into the Sea

Alex makes choices
LITTLE FISTS – Tyler Is Not a Feminist
FRESH – These Things Are Not That Fun
CABRAMACABRA – Clover

Sam’s First Timers selects
BITCH HUNT – Lost My Shit
LANE – Margarita
THE PEOPLE THAT WE LIKE – Perimenopause

Anne Marie digs…
JUNK – Car
BIG JOANIE – Dream No. 9
MILITANT GIRLFRIEND – Segue

Outro songs:
CHARLA FANTASMA – Late for Work
CHARMPIT – Vacation

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! FEALTY, TRANSGRESSION, HETEROFOBIA, REVENUE, and SKIFTANDE ENHETER


August 31st, 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:

FEALTY

Let’s start off with some standard questions: Who’s in Fealty, and what do you play?
Fealty’s a three piece, with Erica doing vocals and guitar, Priz on vocals and bass, and Courtney delivering the drums.

When, where, and how did you all meet?
Priz: I’ve known Courtney for a few years from when we used to live in Florida. I moved to Brooklyn at the beginning of 2016 and me and Courtney started a directionless band out of sheer boredom but we could not hold down a lineup to save our lives. Then Erica proverbially saved our lives when we bumped into each other at a bar around the summertime.

What are the more “motivating” factors behind forming Fealty?
Erica: We wanted to do our part for the punk scene and to put into words what we see going on around us. Beyond that this band was a lot of going outside of the comfort zone for all of us; Priz and I had never done vocals for a band before. We weren’t intending to do them for this either. But, due to the early shifting lineup we decided to give singing a shot.

Who writes your lyrics?
Priz: We write pretty much all the lyrics together as part of duality of our vocals. It’s a good give and take of one person beginning a song and the other one filling in the gaps, and vice versa. We tried to make sure it’s not just a straight up back and forth and some songs are definitely a lil’ more Erica and some are a lil’ more Priz, but that’s hopefully some of our charm.

How would you describe your sound?
Priz: Someone came up to us after our first show and said “you guys sounded really gross” and I still have no idea what that means. Exhausted peace punk sounds

What’s in the future for this band?
Priz: Keeping ourselves alive mostly, hopefully playing some out of town shows as soon as possible! Cassettes!

Links and contact info:

fealty.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

TRANSGRESSION

Let’s start out with some introductions:
Wy does vocals, Raven plays bass, Blake plays guitar, and Max plays drums.

How did you all come to form TRANSGRESSION?
Wy: TRANSGRESSION started with Blake and I setting out to form something that “wasn’t heavy” and kinda failing miserably. Going into it, I think I was wanting and hoping that our sound would end up a bit more punky, but I love what we’ve done so far. At a show I asked Raven if she wanted to play bass, and she said she didn’t know how to. But, we didn’t really care. We went through a few drummers and played a show before finding Max. While playing our first set, right before starting our last song, I said, Hey, come talk to me if you wanna play drums for this band. Our drummer for that show is our good friend Neriah and he was already heavily involved with multiple projects at the time. Max came up to me after our set and the rest is history.

TRANSGRESSION (photo by Elaine Dalton)

I’m not comfortable coming up with descriptions for records, but Hateful Demonstration is fucking raw. What might you say about the efforts you all put into releasing it?
Wy: I really appreciate that! That’s definitely a description that falls in line with what we were going for. We played a short tour with our friends in Head Change and put out the demo a day before our home show with Kharma. Physicals haven’t happened yet, but those are hopefully on the way. We also did a run of shirts with the album art and will be printing more of those soon in another colorway.

What’s the rest of this year looking like for you?
Wy: We have some upcoming out of town shows that we’re really excited about:

9/5 – Cincinnati, OH with Couch Slut (NY)
9/6 – Lexington, KY with RIXE (France)
10/20 through 10/22 – Lexington, KY: DisPuppy Vol. 2 (we’re playing Day 3!)

Very stoked on all those shows, but especially for DisPuppy because we’ll be playing with some amazing bands like Pryss, Small Man, Livin’ Thing, C.H.E.W., Dream Probe, etc. It’s gonna be a good time. Other than that, we’ll have a few more shows in town here and there, and tapes will be available through our bandcamp in the foreseeable future.

Links and contact info:
Feel free to email any questions, stories, or cool pictures of flowers to us at
transgressionhc.bandcamp.com
Instagram: @transgression_qc
Twitter: @transgressionqc

 

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Band name:
HETEROFOBIA

Tell me about yourselves:
Heterofobia is Samara (bass and chorus), José Carlos (guitar), Alex (drums) and Daniel (vocals and lyrics).

How did you all come to form Heterofobia?
Daniel: It all started when Alex and José started talking about making a band, and I wanted to sing because I felt I had a lot to say and I only played drums with my other bands. I already had some things I wrote so we started to practice, and shortly after that I was at a party talking with Samara and we realized we had many things in common. She played bass and we didn’t have a bassist yet, so everything fell into place perfectly; we played for the first time on October 31st 2016 above a strip club.

You released Eres tan Guapo this summer, tell us about it:
Eres tan Guapo (a.k.a. You’re so Handsome in English) is the name of the second song we ever wrote. In the tape there are 9 songs we made through the last year. We just wanted to play punk with a darker twist and this was the result of that.

HETEROFOBIA (photo by Fer Muñoz)

Can you tell us about your song Renato?
He used to hang out at punk shows, being an asshole and fucking everybody over, and when we confronted him he just justified himself by “being drunk”. He bothered me two times- he’s just an annoying idiot and it seems like nobody tells him anything, so I wrote the song about him.

What’s the rest of this year looking like for you?
Playing with bands like Qloaqa Letal from Spain along with many others from Mexico and the US. In November we’ll be doing a mini tour in Texas playing in McAllen, Austin and San Antonio (Nov 17th, 18th and 19th).

Links and contact info:
heteforobiamx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

REVENUE

Let’s do a round of introductions real quick:
Severin Black on drums, Joe Murphy on guitar, Sam Parker on space bass, James Burgess on vocals.

How did you come to form Revenue?
The myth: “a bunch of investment bankers who met at a conference in Zurich and discovered they all loved Sham 69. put down a mortgage on a house in London they now all share a bedroom in. one person is allowed to leave weekly to collect rations.”

The reality: We’ve been friends for years, myself, Severin and Joe have played in a number of bands together in the past, and one of our old bands – No Coast released a split with Sam’s other band Jackals back in 2010, so we’ve remained friends since. Our musical ambitions and taste have ran parallel as we’ve grown up and it was time to start something new, so we formed in London in 2016.

Who writes your lyrics?
James does.

How would you describe your sound?
There’s influences of post punk, goth, punk, acid house, hardcore, electronic and space jazz in there. We don’t identify with belonging to one sound, so we’ll leave it up to the listener to decide.

What will you be up to for the rest of the year?
We recorded our second ep in April, which we’re really pleased with and are hoping to release towards the end of the year. All the songs are very varied in sound and a nice progression from the first cassette. We’d love to play some shows in Europe too.

Revenue (photo by Keira Cullinane)

Links and contact info:

whippingboyrecords.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
SKIFTANDE ENHETER

When and where did you form?
JJ: Gothenburg, Sweden. Summer of 2016.

Why tho?
JJ: I (the singer/guitarist) wanted to make basic DIY punk stuff inspired by early fall, swell maps, buzzcocks’ spiral scratch EP, television personalities and the suburban homes, we started rehearsing some songs I had written with my girlfriend Elin on the drums. We recruited Viktor who we knew liked some of that stuff and that was it. The actual reason for me to make music is that I need to do it to survive.

What are your lyrics about?
JJ: Boredom, hate, love, money.

How would you describe your sound?
JJ: Some influences come to mind… Vägra Raggarna Benzin-comps, Messtethics-comps, and the previous response applies as well.

What’s in the future for you?
JJ: New releases are on their way!

Skiftande Enheter (photo by Martin Cannert)

Links and contact info:
skiftandeenheter.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 #1572 • 8/27/17


August 27th, 2017 by

On this week’s MRR Radio, Greg and Michelle try to help you find meaning in this cold, dark world…with punk music!

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Intro song:
PREENING – Double Taper

Squelch (photo by Kelly Kish)

New hits for a new dawn
MEA CULPA – The Castle
MOTORSAV – Bløder Ud
BB EYE – Marinated Toe
THE SNAILS – Big Mistake
AUSENCIA – Mi Lugar en Este Mundo

Michelle returns bearing gifts from DON’T ASK / MABS tour
DON’T ASK – Life
MABS – 3 Parts J.K.
GOOD DOG – Control
PLANET WHAT – Milligram Ann
SQUELCH – Teetheater
WEIRD WORLD – Discourse

Greg plays old songs about how everything is gonna suck and newer ones about living in that reality
BLUE DOLPHIN – Ida
FROZEN TEENS – Berryman’s Bridge
PROPAGANDHI – (I Want to See) Oka Everywhere
AVT – Hijos del Capitalismo
FASTBACKS – In America

Michelle solely goes boldly for some roly poly oldies
DEAD MILKMEN – Dean’s Dream
LILIPUT – Die Matrosen
WIRE – Dot Dash
DOGMATICS – Thayer Street

Outro song:
GLORIA BALSAM – Rockin’ High Hopes

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 #1571 • 8/20/17


August 20th, 2017 by

FRIED EGG swings by to scramble our feeble minds…

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Intro song:
FRIED EGG – Teeth

Fried Egg (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

Sam Richardson
THE LANDLORDS – Stigmata
LSD – Kill
SHOTGUN SOLUTION – Shotgun
THE DEFEX – Machine Gun Love
THE GENERAL FOODZ – Be So Funny

Sam Roberts
CONFUSE – Indignation A.I.
T WRECK – Contact
DARVOCETS – CONTACTEE
OUT COLD – Can’t Win
INMATES – Kuso

Tyler
BLIGHT – Dream Was Dead
GLOOM – Wargasm
UNITED MUTATION – Zone
DEEP 6 – Ghost Ride
D-CLONE – Life Is..

Erik
CHAIN GANG – Son of Sam
FRICTION – Pistol
MASSMEDIA – Das Jazz
HEADCLEANERS – Dying in Maze
FRANTIX – You’re Ill

KFTH Rock Block
DICKS – Anti-Klan (Part 1)
DICKS – Rich Daddy
DICKS – No Nazi’s Friend
DICKS – Bourgeois Fascist Pig
DICKS – Anti-Klan (Part 2)

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! TABLE SUGAR, ECHO PEOPLE, ZEK, SECURITY, and SIMILAR ITEMS


August 18th, 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:
TABLE SUGAR

Who is Table Sugar?
We’re 4 femmes making music! Pascal, Jenna, Aidan, and Ella. Our good friend Brynn Juniper has also played drums with us, and recorded/mastered our album.

How and when did you all meet?
We met in a art program at evergreen state college in 2014 and sought out each other disregading any technical music ability. We basically learned by playing together and trusting our initiation over theory.

How would you describe your sound?
Someone once said we sound like a car breaking down but in a good way. We thought was really funny but weirdly accurate.

What are your lyrics about?
Pascal: I want them to be open to interpretation. Theyre mainly a self therapeutic sort of channel.

What’s in the foreseeable future?
We’re self-releasing a bunch of music this year and touring touring touring!!!

Table Sugar (photo by Max Keyes)

Links and contact info:
tablesugarband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

ECHO PEOPLE

Date & location formed:
Very early 2016 in Copenhagen.

Reason for forming:
We’re friends, who at the time all had other bands that were coming to an end, but we wanted to play a certain style of music, so we made a band where we’d have the opportunity to play gothic punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Abstractions on despair, loneliness, anxiety, loss.

How would you describe your sound?
Loud, melodic post punk with deathrock elements.

Echo People (photo by Stina Broström)

What’s in the future for this band?
We just recorded a 4-track E.P. that’ll hopefully come out this fall. We have some shows lined up for the rest of the year, next year we want to do an album.

Links and contact info:

echopeoplecathedral.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

ZEK

Who is ZEK?
Alec Tullio ➽ drums
Jack Padurariu ✐ guitar
Oli Dunk ➳ vocals
Villi Koira ☞ bass

Where, when, and how did you all meet?
Jack: ZEK started pretty slowly in the summer of 2016, me and Oli are old friends and we were messing around, writing and scrapping songs and members until Oli asked two of his workmates at Black Cat to join, Alec and Villi. It’s a great vegan cafe in Hackney (London) that I now work at too, diy/ethical/punk to the max and massive portion sizes to boot, in a way we owe it to them for bringing us together. As people we’re from England, Romania, Czech Republic and Australia so we’ve all come to this band and this city with radically different punk past lives but we’re all keen as on ZEK.

What are your lyrics about?
Oli: Absolute disgust at the world and my place in it. Uneducated and angry digs at England and its imperial past. Being pissed off, poor and sick of having to work all the time. Not taking yourself too seriously. Kinda anything that pisses me off to be honest. Terminator: judgement day-style global extinction.

How would you describe your sound?
FX heavy huge bass, trebly frenzy guitar, blasting dense drums and lunatic vocals. Our current demo is a really weird take on fast hardcore punk, we’re just making it up as we go along and as long as it sounds different from the rest of what’s going on in the U.K. scene, we’re happy.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve got another release in the works that we’ll be recording very soon, and we’ll be putting that and the first demo on tape in the next month or so. The new material is more direct and tiring to play. We’ve also been putting on shows at New River Studios and will carry on doing that to play with as many of the incredible bands operating around the country as we can. There’s no lineup for the next one as of yet, it was booked yesterday but it will be on sept 30th. We also want to play waaay more shows so PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON PUT US ON.

ZEK (photo by Neil Anderson)

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/zekzekzekband

 

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Band name:

SECURITY

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016, Montreal QC

Reason for forming:
We had an experimental synth-pop band together in the past, we listened to a lot of different music and one day decided we should start a project that was harsher and reflected a lot of our influences at the time. We were heavy into bands like The Birthday Party, Cranes, Swans and Godflesh.

What are your lyrics about?
Carving up your own personal heaven. We try to focus on setting a mood rather than telling any story with meaning. You can search for that on your own time.

How would you describe your sound?
Brutal and beautiful.

What’s in the future for this band?
We will be playing up north in Quebec this winter and hope to continue east, west and south in the coming years.

Security (photo by Tony)

Links and contact info:

securitymontreal.bandcamp.com
menacecollective.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

SIMILAR ITEMS

Date & location formed:
Salem, MA, early 2017.

Reason for forming:
We all wanted to be in a band with a little less bullshit than we were used to.

What are your lyrics about?
Fuckers that try to tell you how to live your life while they lie, cheat and steal their way to easy street, and leave everyone else to fuck off.

How would you describe your sound?
A Mark Arm fronted Born Against grooving on Necros and Crucifucks covers.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing more shows, our demo is coming out on tape, do some more recording, go on a couple small tours.

Similar Items (photo by Riley Knispel)

Links and contact info:

similaritems.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.