Verspannungskassette #63 (C-60)

They Had So Many Names Ghosts & Girls
Su­per­friends Im­pos­tor Syn­drome
Sprgrs Es­cuchar
Завірюга Дай Рецепт
Sex Mex New Girl
Pow­er Pants Spi­der-Man Un­der­wear
Bil­liam Leather Pep­per
Dun­kle Strassen Die Verdeck­ten Er­mit­tler
Blue Dol­phin Docile Jan­nette

The Losers Hand-Made Cof­fin
Con­sen­sus Mad­ness Mad­ness
Achter­licht Blind
Com­man­do Dés­abusé
Ec­to­plasm Dis­guised
Rote Cough­ing On The Sys­tem
To­tal Na­da Cuer­pos
Meat Shirt Burn­ing Bilder­berg

Klint Be­fore New Dawn
Kalte Hand Strafe
Con­stant Cold War Dweller
Col­late Num­bers
The Bo­zo Big Shit Garbage Band You're Gonna Make Me Ill
Flat Worms Time Warp in Ex­ile

Dizzy Daze Slug
Pam­ple­mousse Der­ry, Maine
Pleas­er Full Col­lapse
Phan­tom Bay Air­tight
Red Dons Dead Sounds
Pale An­gels I'm a Boar
Datenight Since She Bought A Car

Billiam - Corner Tactics

Billiam's first re­leas­es were around the 2020 mark yet it feels to me as if this dude has been around for a lot longer, a sub­lim­i­nal pres­ence al­ways hov­er­ing at the pe­riph­ery of a wider 12XU-rel­e­vant bub­ble. His newest LP should launch him right in­to the spot­light though, this be­ing his strongest and most con­sis­tent batch of new tunes so far in his hard-to-im­i­tate (though plen­ty of folks are try­ing for sure…), vague­ly egg-ish melange of some­times rather bare-bones synth- garage- and post punk - catchy as fuck, sim­ple and dumb yet every sin­gle move hits home!

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Flat Worms - Witness Marks

Flat Worms have been among the most re­li­ably awe­some groups of the past decade or so - you rough­ly know what to ex­pect, know it's gonna be good and will have just enough fresh ideas and flour­ish­es to keep things in­ter­est­ing. Need­less to say, their newest LP won't dis­s­a­point ei­ther, their sig­na­ture sound in­be­tween the worlds of garage punk, noise rock and post punk com­ing across as tight and en­er­getic as ever and, just maybe, even a bit more var­ied and play­ful than on pre­vi­ous ef­forts. In SSRT the dis­tinct grooves of Wire and Tele­vi­sion com­bine in­to an ever-so-slight­ly kraut-in­fused ex­er­cise. Time Warp In Ex­ile feels like a fu­sion of The Cow­boy and Spray Paint - the same then kin­da ap­plies to the al­bum clos­ing ti­tle track, which ad­di­tion­al­ly seems to bor­row a thing or two from The Ruts' clas­sic It Was Cold.

Sor­ry folks, there's no em­bed­d­a­ble full al­bum stream avail­able but you can lis­ten to the whole thing over at their Sound­cloud.

Citric Dummies - Everyone I Know Will Forget Me

Zen And The Ar­cade Of Beat­ing Your Ass re­leas­es No­vem­ber 3rd via Feel It Records.

Poor Kids O.C. - Big Mac Party

Poor Kids O.C. re­leas­es Oc­to­ber 13th via Kopish­op.

Gob Psychic - Respect For Authorities

Gob Psy­chic re­leas­es Oc­to­ber 6th via Le Cèpe Records.

Dizzy Daze - Proto-Being

Ex­cit­ing shit in the realm of noise rock, post­core and garage punk on this Tokyo group's newest EP show­cas­ing quite a bit of styl­is­tic va­ri­ety. Pro­to-Be­ing crash­es right out of the gate like a mix of Mul­ti­c­ult, Tar and Dri­ve like Je­hu. Slug then ex­hibits a more catchy, melod­ic sen­si­bil­i­ty akin to, say, Bitch Mag­net, Pol­vo or Chavez. Ev­i­dence has some acid-drenched pro­to punk vibe to it like MX-80 col­lid­ing with ear­ly The Men plus a hint of Wipers and last but not least, Dis­con­nect ra­di­ates some dis­tinct Hot Snakes-meeet-Na­tion Of Ulysses kind of en­er­gy.

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Kalte Hand - Kalte Hand /​/​ Dunkle Strassen - Alles Fuckt Mich Ab

Two note­wor­thy ger­man-lan­guage post punk re­leas­es here. Kalte Hand hail from Augs­burg though they sound a lot more like stuff from the cur­rent Berlin Scene, their dystopi­an post punk drenched in pitch-black sar­casm call­ing to mind groups like Pi­geon, Glaas, ear­ly Diät and Pret­ty Hurts as well as oth­er ger­man lan­guage groups á la Die Wärme Hyäne, Maske, Die Ver­lier­er, L'appel Du Vide… al­so a hint of Puff and Pisse.
The lat­ter two groups' ten­den­cies then take cen­ter stage on the de­but EP of Ham­burg duo Dun­kle Strassen - a straight­for­ward post- and garage punk sound with a dis­tinct noise rock edge thrown in­to the mix which might aswell some sim­i­lar­i­ty to a bunch of in­ter­na­tion­al acts such as Ar­se, As­cot Stab­ber or Cri­sis Man.

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Datenight - Clueless and Hangless

At first glance i wasn't quite sure if this Nashville group's newest LP isn't gonna be just a bit too mel­low for my taste but even­tu­al­ly, the sheer strength of their Lo-Fi in­die rock songcraft wins me over once again, the whole thing hav­ing the feel of a scrap­py odds-and-ends col­lec­tion which might just be the case. This as­sess­ment is on­ly be­ing re­in­forced by the fact that the songs ap­pear in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der here - the tunes them­selves are pure A-grade stuff though.

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