Friday, October 11, 2013


THE NEW FLESH - REALITY LP (Cut The Chord That...)
Just when I thought the current wave of goth-punk groups has passed it's peak, I've discovered the vinyl debut by this new band from the bay area. The New Flesh from Oakland, California consist of former and current members of Chest Pain, Sacred Shock, Deskonocidos, Neon Piss and Vaaska. Fronted by sustaining, dark vocals influenced by Factory Records releases, the band fuses elements of postpunk, wave and goth-music to create their own brand of dark punkrock. The music has sensational grooves and hooks. It's velocity is built with hard-driving drum beats and emphasized bass lines. The guitar playing with it's brilliant melodies and echoing riffs is another important part of this album. Within all the darkness and desperation the tunes maintain a straight on punk feel with a fresh and punchy. sound. Think of something between Warsaw, Crisis, TSOL and The Cure. I'm not really sure, but I think they use pages from a Sartre novel for the background of their cover artwork. Very nice! (Listen to it here)