Sunday, June 25, 2017

CUNTROACHES - S/T 7"

Label:     not released so far
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

Cuntroaches from Berlin are currently looking for someone to release this 7". And if I had a label I would be interested. This trio has developed a crude minimalistic but shredding fusion of hardcore noise and no wave punk. An intense and totally unique 6 songs inferno. 

PINKU SAIDO - DEMO 2016 CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: France

Ripping high-energy punkrock from Lyon with an undercurrent of great melodies. One main highlight are the unique vocals sung in Japanese.

DISPLAY HOMES - S/T EP

Label:     none
Year:      2016
Country: Australia

The debut release of Sydney's Display Homes offers three tracks of non-conventional post-punk. Can't wait to hear more from this group. Highly recommended.  

RACE CAR - BUILD YOUR OWN GO-KART 7"

Label:     Neck Chop
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Race Car from California play blasting high speed punkrock with cheap drum computer beats and a good sense of melodies. Members of S.B.F..

FRIED E.M. - S/T 7"

Label:     Lumpy
Year:      2017
Country: USA

6 songs somewhere between nasty noise-punk in the vein of Lumpy And The Dumpers and early US hardcore. Once again you can't go wrong with a record released by Lumpy Records.

STATIC MEANS - CAN'T COPE 7"

Label:     Dingleberry
Year:      2016
Country: Germany

Static Means from Leipzig fuse bleak postpunk with driving punkrock. Not unlike Levitations or Kenny Kenny Oh Oh. A very promising debut 7".

LIFE FUCKER - S/T 7"

Label:     Static Age
Year:      2016
Country: Germany

Excellent hardcorepunk from Berlin. Members of Belgrado, Modern Pets, Blank Pages and Diät. Don't miss it.

STRUL - LENNART OCH ASEN LP

Label:     Ken Rock
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

No frills hardcore from Sweden. 13 short and energetic tunes. Another high quality release from Ken Rock.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FRAGMENT - DEMO 7"

Label:     Imminent Destruction
Year:      2016
Country: Canada

Uncompromsing d-beat hardcore from Canada. A noisy wall of distortion. Killer stuff!

COMMANDO - COME OUT FIGHTING 7"

Label:     Gummopunx
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Commando was the latest band from Brandon Ferrel (Government Warning, Direct Control, Wasted Time, No Way Records). "Come Out Fighting" is the vinyl pressing of Commando's demo cassette. You get four melodic punkroch tunes rooted in the sound of US bands from the early '80s like Adolescents, Agent Orange or Naked Raygun.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

EXOTICA - MUSIQUE EXOTIQUE #02 MLP

Label:     La Vida Es Un Mus
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Exotica is an international hardcore group with members coming from Mexico, Argentinia and the USA. After a ripping demo they have now released this nice 9 song mini LP. Exotica have created a raw and ugly stomping style of hardcorepunk, that takes influences from '80s Brazilian hc and early Discharge. 

MUFF DIVERS - DREAMS OF THE GENTLEST TEXTURE 12"

Label:     Lumpy/ Erste Theke Tonträger
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Primitive and demented punkrock influenced by The Ramones and early synth-punk. A total banger.

Friday, June 16, 2017

VINCAS - BLOOD BLEEDS LP

Label:     Douchemaster
Year:      2012
Country: USA

An older release but it's a true masterpiece: Vincas from Athens, Georgia play a dark style of psych-punk that takes influences from The Gun Club, The Scientists or Zen Guerilla. Also have a listen to their lastet "Deep In The Well" LP from 2016. 

VIDEO FILTH - S/T 7"

Label:     Nightrider
Year:      2016
Country: USA

Ripping d-beat hardcore from Boston. Heavily influenced by Totalitär.

HVAC - MENTALITY (DEMO) CS

Label:     La Vida Es Un Mus
Year:      2017
Country: USA

On their demo debut New York's HVAC deliver 7 tracks of raw and furious hardcore-punk. Highly recommended.

KENNY KENNY OH OH - I WILL NOT NEGOTIATE LP

Label:     Contraszt! / Abfall
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

First full lenght from this all girl group from Leipzig. Great mix of post-punk and punkrock. Somewhere between Gorilla Angreb and Levitations.

CELL - DEMO 7"

Label:     Drunken Sailor
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

Cell from Montreal play reverb-friendly midtempo hardcore with some hints of metal. Reminds me of Gag, Bib and Hoax. An impressing first release.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

F.I.T.S. - Feeding Illness To Society 7"

Label:     Blow Blood
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

Noisy weirdo hardcore from Montreal not unlike Bad Noids, Fried Egg, Nosferatu or Lumpy And The Dumpers. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

NECTAR - 4 SONGS CS

Label:     Rat King
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This cassette is filled with 4 catchy as hell tunes, that will immeatiately get stuck on your head, but at the same time they maintain a blasting no frills punkrock sound. It's a great mix of Ramones influenced punkrock, punk pop in the vein of The Muffs or Scared Of Chaka and hints of early '90s indie-rock. 


TRAUMA HARNESS - TRIED MY HARDEST LP

Label:     Lumpy/ Rat King
Year:      2015
Country: USA

The first full lenght from this brilliant St. Louis based post-punk group. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

RUBBER MATE - CHA BOI/ HOG TRIED 7"

Label:     Total Punk
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Rubber Mate from Cleveland fuse noise-rock with primitive hardcore-punk. Imagine a mix of Brainbombs and The Homostupids. The demented vocals are one main highlight and the whole single is a total banger. 

NORMS - S/T 7"

Label:     Permaculture
Year:      2013
Country: Hungary

This is an old release but it's a real scorcher. Wild, noisy and reverb-friendly hardcore from Budapest that reminds me of Cult Ritual and other Youth Attack releases.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

MALA LECHE - DEMO CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: USA

Another great new band from St. Louis. Mala Leche play frantic synth-punk not unlike The Ausmuteants. 

THE JAGGED FREQUENCY - EYES FULL OF SAND 7"

Label:     Belly Button
Year:      2017
Country: Belgium


The Jagged Frequency's musical foundation is built from the sound of '60s garage and psych. They knock out great songs that swim around in your head and don't let go. .


SKIFTANDE ENHETER - 4-SPARS 7"

Label:     Levande Begravd
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

Brilliant kbd punk from Sweden!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

THE ØDELEGGERS - FEIL STED, FEIL TID 7"

Label:     Sjakk Matt Plater
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

More Norwegian hardcore in the classic way and it's another winner release from Sjakk Matt Plater. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TERRORSTAT - 6 SPORS 7"

Label:     Sjakk Matt Plater
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

6 tracks of classic Norwegian hardcorepunk in the vein of late '80s X-Port Plater releases. For fans of Svart Framtid, Bannlyst or So Much Hate.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KID CHROME - I HATE IT... IT'S GARBAGE CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: USA

This is a collection of songs previously released a demos. The cassette is filled to the brim with  infectious lo-fi punk/garage. The songs are simple and straightforward, have really impressive screaming vocals and a unique scratchy guitar-work that make this stand out.


ZONE INFINIE - S/T LP

Label:     Maloka, Senseless Acts Of Anger, Bisournours Prod
Year:      2015
Country: France

Zone Infinie from Saint Etienne, France play powerful punkrock with plenty of great melodies. Not unlike Syndrome 81 or Short Days. 

UV-TV - DEMO CS

Label:     High Fashion Industries
Year:      2015
Country: USA

UV-TV find a perfect balance between noise and pop. Chainsaw guitars are paired with catchy melodies. A truely unique mix of pop-punk and post-punk. Don't miss their brandnew LP on Deranged.

LIFE / ZUDAS KRUST - SPLIT 7"

Label:     Doombringer, Phobia, Crust War, Headnoise, Not Enough
Year:      2017
Country: Japan & Indonesia

This split release originally came out as a CS in 2015. Now five labels from all over the world bring the vinyl version. Life is a long running Japanese Crust/HC group that doesn't need an introduction. You get two brilliant tracks that are as great as all their previous releases. On the flipside Zudas Krust from Indonesia dish up super raw and noisy hardcorepunk. 

CLOAK/DAGGER - I WANT EVERYTHING LP

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This is the first full lenght since eight years from Richmond's Cloak/Dagger. Taking inspiration from a wide variety of bands ranging from 'early 80s punk/hc like Black Flag or Circle Jerks, '60s garage-punk and more current groups like Hot Snakes or Drive Like Jehu, the four-piece continues to develop their signature style.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ÖTZI - GONG SHOW/ SUNBEAM 7"

Label:     Long Way To Go
Year:      2017
Country: USA

On their vinyl Debut Oakland's Ötzi create bleak wave/post-punk that recalls the sound of Siouxsie And The Banshes, Christian Death or current groups like Crimson Scarlet and Arctic Flowers.  

Monday, May 8, 2017

KALEIDOSCOPE - VOLUME 3 12"

Label:     Feel It
Year:      2017
Country: USA

The latest release from New York's Kaleidoscope and it's another hit platter. Not half of the year has passed, but this 12" will definitely be part of my best of 2017 list. A unique mix of post-punk and noise-punk with some hints of hardcore added for good measure.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

BETA BOYS - AFTER DARK 7"

Label:     Neck Chop
Year:      2016
Country: USA

Beta Boys have really developed their own unique style: A reverberant guitar sound influenced by classic US death-rock is paired with blasting 80s hardcore. This is their best release so far.  

BLEEDING GUMS - FOUR STAR CS

Label:     Not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Energetic punk'n'roll from Chicago. Bleeding Gums sound like a more dirty and furious reincarnation of  '90s Crypt bands.   

PLAYBOY - CELEBRATION 12"

Label:     Negative Jazz
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

On this 12" you get four songs driven by dissonant bass lines and weird sax parts. Playboy from Quebec take influences from bands like Flipper, Pere Ubu and No Trend to create their own merciless style of noisy post-punk. Brilliant!

BIKINI COPS - TWO 7"

Label:     Goodbye Boozy
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Another winner release from Italy's Goody Boozy Records. This 7" was originaly released as a CS last year and now here's a vinyl version. Bikini Cops play brilliant '70s punkrock that sounds like it was taken from a "Where The Birdmen Flew" compilation. 

DRAGGS - 3D FUNERAL 7"

Label:     Goodbye Boozy
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Draggs feature members of Gee Tees who released a similarly great 7" on Goodbye Boozy a few month ago. Weird lo-fi punk from Australia. Reminds of The Spits. Killer stuff. 

JUDY AND THE JERKS - 3 SONGS CS

Label:     Earth Girl
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Wild and frantic high speed punk for fans of current Total Punk and Lumpy releases. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

ASSÄSSINI - S/T 7"

Label:     Rawmantic Disasters
Year:      2017
Country: Mexico

No compromises on this one, just pure Mexican ultra mega raw d-beat hardcore!

C.H.E.W. - DEMO 7"

Label:     Neck Chop
Year:      2017
Country: USA

On their vinyl debut Chicago's C.H.E.W. deliver 7 tracks of short, fast, raw hardcore-punk. Like a swift slap in the face, bringing to mind the classic sound of early '80s midwest hardcore. 

THE PACIFICS - QUADRAFENIANS 7"

Label:     Mistkäfer
Year:      2016
Country: Ireland

Great mix of power-pop, 70s punk and rock'n'roll.The 4 tunes recall the golden days of Northern Irish punk. Fans of Protex, The Outcasts or Rudi won't be disappointed here. 

NAILHOUSE - S/T CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2015
Country: Australia

Gloomy post-punk from Australia. Not unlike Birthday Party but with a more noisy and rawer approach.

MACHO BOYS - DEMO CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: USA

New band from Portland with members of Piss Test and Low Colture. Macho Boys rip through 6 short songs of hardcore-punk that sounds like it's straight out of the early '80s.

Friday, April 28, 2017

DETENZIONE - VOL.I CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Guitar-driven, mid-tempo hardcore from Milwaukee. Rooted in the classic sound of '80s bands like Black Flag and Bl'ast. 6 short assaults. Fantastic! 


Thursday, April 20, 2017

RASHOMON - DEMO 2017 CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA 

Rashomon are a new band from Washington D.C..They are inspired equally by traditional '80s US hardcore and Japanese d-beat groups like Framtid or D-Clone. If you like raw and noisy hardcore-punk with great guitar melodies and a driving rhythm section, this one's for you.

BRAT FARRAR - III LP

Label:     Kizmiaz / Off The Hip
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Brat Farrar has become well known as a member of such great bands as Digger And The Pussycats, Russian Roulettes or Kamikaze Trio. Since a few years he has started a solo projekt and this is already is third full lenght. Once again the individual songs cover a wide range of influences. Imagine a product of Wipers, Chrome, New Order and Farrar's previous bands. 

TOTALOVE - LO QUE TOCO LO DESTRUYO 7"

Label:     Flexipunk
Year:      2017
Country: Mexico

Don't confuse Totalove with the Canadian pop-punks Total Love. This group is from Merida, Mexiko and they play a completely different style. Raw and straight-forward hardcore-punk at it's best. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SPOTTING - S/T 7"

Label:     Aarght
Year:      2017
Country: Australia 

On their vinyl debut Spitting from Melbourne offer 4 tracks of driving synth-punk with dark, swirling undercurrents. Fans of Nun or Holy Balm won’t be disappointed here.