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.