Almost two years after an awesome demo tape, this dude from Cologne has finally unleashed upon us his full length debut and damn, is that another irresistible super-sized bucket of pure garage- and ***punk bliss roughly in the neighborhood of usual suspects like Set-Top Box, Metdog, Prison Affair, Erik Nervous or Dee Bee Rich, among many others.Album-Stream →
An early contender for the loudest record of 2022, this burst of maximally abrasive noise - recorded sometime in 2016 and now finally released via Runstate Tapes - truly has what it takes to startle the dead and sounds like it crawled out of a disgusting brown puddle of pure despair, its hardcore punk foundation buried deep under thick layers of white noise and feedback… but listen closely and you might also find many unexpected flashes of melody embedded deep in there.Album-Stream →
… two great releases by Zhoop and Glands, which - as happens quite often - fellow blog Manierenversagen beat me to the punch posting. Damn you, Manierenversagen!
Nah, just kidding, this saves me some work. So may i suggest you just visit Arne's own little media empire (always a good idea anyway, if you ask me) to listen to the good shit?
The debut LP of this Long Beach group, inconspicuous at first glance, evolves into a real treat for friends of smart, minimalist post punk at a closer listen. Lithics are the first comparison that springs to mind as well as post punk weirdos Patti and Minneapolis garage punk geniuses Uranium Club, while lead vocalist Jett Witchalls conjures up some serious Kim Gordon vibes here, whose 1980s output with Sonic Youth might've also served as an inspiration on downbeat tracks like Shapes, as well as some bits and pieces of 70s/80s The Fall.Album-Stream →
Another Print Head release means another perfect storm of weird-ass excentric, chaotic but often unexpectedly melodious garage- and post punk shit, this time around coming across like an odd mixture of contemporary groups of the vaguely egg-related variety with the sluggish grooves of the UV Race and old british Acts like Swell Maps, early Mekons.Album-Stream →
This Melbourne group's tape delivers a whole bucketload of synth-enhanced garage punk delight hovering somewhere inbetween the reference points of Useless Eaters, Sauna Youth, Ausmuteants, Metdog… and also fairly close to the whole Warttman Inc.-affiliated clusterfuck.Album-Stream →
Last year's debut tape of this Portland group was a perfectly fun little thing already but this new shit is just so much stronger in pretty much every aspect, their presentation tighter and the songs more concise, simple yet perfectly balanced and 100% efficient in their amalgamation of garage-, synth- and post punk, radiating out some serious vibes á la Research Reactor Corp., Mononegatives, Ghoulies or Warm Exit.Album-Stream →
Yet another Stucco sublabel? This cassette looks pretty much like an Impotent Fetus release to me though. Sounds like one, too! Oldschool garage punk of the KBD-infested variety and definitive must-have fodder for friends of acts such as Launcher, Liquid Assets or Freakees.Album-Stream →
Sydney's Daughter Bat And The Lip Stings, who've already been making some waves with a whole shitload of fun EPs in 2020, are now returning with their strongest selection of tuneful garage punk, fuzz- and power pop smashers so far, their knack for catchy hooks provoking thoroughly flattering comparisons to the likes of Booji Boys, Radioactivity, Royal Headache or Sweet Reaper.Album-Stream →
…and here's yet another short and sweet artifact of vaguely egg-related garage punk by some NJ person. This shit plays out like a mix of Alien Nosejob in HC 7" mode, S.B.F. and Connie Voltaire's hardcore-focussed projects. Also, good call transforming two slow, boring tracks into exciting, fast tracks through the wonders of cutting edge pitch adjustment technology.Album-Stream →