Decomisos La Toledana - Quinquidemo

Dan­ger­ous­ly catchy Lo-Fi garage punk and pow­er pop from Madrid, kin­da chan­nel­ing the strengths of oth­er span­ish acts of late, most ob­vi­ous­ly among those would be Prison Af­fair, Be­ta Max­i­mo and Fi­nale while in­ter­na­tion­al acts á la Nuts, R.M.F.C. or or Sa­tan­ic To­gas aren't too far off ei­ther.

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Smirk - Material

New shit from Nick Vic­ario aka Smirk, al­so known as part of such po­tent punk pow­er­hous­es as Pub­lic Eye, Cri­sis Man und Ce­men­to. His sec­ond LP car­ries more of his eclec­tic post- and garage punk ex­trav­a­gan­za sourced out of a gen­er­ous grab bag of punk sam­ples, bear­ing fleet­ing sim­i­lar­i­ties to such di­verse acts as ISS, In­sti­tute, Alien Nose­job, Cher­ry Cheeks, Ura­ni­um Club, Re­al­i­ty Group or Mar­bled Eye.

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Crime Waves - Crime Waves

Dumb and sim­plis­tic garage-/synth punk shit from Swe­den that won't fail to en­er­gize fans of the likes of Liq­uid Face, The Spits, Aus­muteants, Sex Mex, Ma­teo Man­ic, Slimex, Pow­er­plant, Buck Biloxi and the Fucks… pick your poi­son!

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Spiral Rash - Demo

Damn, un­for­giv­able how i could over­look this kick­ass tape al­ready re­leased this sum­mer, con­tain­ing deli­cilous­ly ex­cen­tric Lo-Fi post punk shit giv­ing off a heavy smell of Des­per­ate Bi­cy­cles, Swell Maps, ear­ly Mekons plus any ran­dom ar­ti­fact of 80s cas­sette cul­ture as well as some New Or­der-ish vibes in the clos­ing track Dog Hav­ing Its Day.

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Drýsildjöfull - Dýflissupaunk

You know what's re­al­ly been miss­ing re­cent­ly? A new dun­geon punk scorcher! This ar­ti­fact of un­clear ori­gin goes the buz­z­saw syn­th­punk-meets-black-met­al route and does a for­mi­da­ble job at get­ting you in­to the mood for some skull-split­ting ac­tion in the musty cat­a­combs.

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Rider/​Horse - Feed 'Em Salt

The sec­ond LP by that Duo fea­tur­ing none oth­er than Spray Paint's Cory Plump as well as some mys­te­ri­ous Chris, who has in some ca­pac­i­ty worked with Les Savy Fav, Trans Am and Scene Cream­ers in the past, de­liv­ers more of their ad­dic­tive melange of post punk and noise rock with that cer­tain in­dus­tri­al feel, as ex­per­i­men­tal as it's hyp­not­ic and catchy all the same. Maybe it's just due to the mix and mas­ter­ing, but the son­ic spec­trum ap­pears some­what de­clut­tered here com­pared to the pre­de­ces­sor with an at times less claus­tro­pho­bic, more nat­ur­al feel and plen­ty of room to breathe. Still tons of Swell Maps or, al­ter­nate­ly, Ex­ek vibes to go around though and there's even a hint of Pro­tomar­tyr in Rot­ting Prof­its, some echoes of Wire in Flori­da Gaso­line.

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Klint - Existence

A new batch of lo-fi viking synth punk mad­ness from that Schleswig dude who at this point doesn't need an in­tro­duc­tion i think, hav­ing craft­ed a very unique niche of his own with a string of EPs and sin­gles over the short span of less than a year. His newest one is an­oth­er strong beast os­cil­lat­ing be­tween snap­py garage punk smash­ers and throb­bing dance floor rough-ups.

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Easers - Easers

More force­ful garage punk shit out of Grand Rapids, Michi­gan equipped with a healthy dose of hard­core thrust, al­ter­nat­ing be­tween the son­ic pat­terns of acts as di­verse as Pro­trud­ers, Hank Wood and the Ham­mer­heads, Strange At­trac­tor, Jack­son Reid Brig­gs, Sauna Youth or Cri­sis Man.

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The Dirts - II

Sim­ple and stu­pid, raw and prim­i­tive garage smash­ers abound on these Swedes' new LP, kin­da like a mid­dle ground be­tween acts like Sick Thoughts, Buck Biloxi and the Fucks, Bart and the Brats, Achtungs or Frea­kees. Al­so some traces of Dead Moon and The Spits may be hid­den in here as well as a cer­tain KBD vibe high­ly sug­ges­tive of The Men­tal­ly Ill.

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Snooper - Town Topic

Three fifths of this EP have al­ready trick­led out very slow­ly in the form of demos and dig­i­tal sin­gles. Fi­nal­ly, we can wit­ness the thing in full now. I'd say the Nashville out­fit have found their own unique lit­tle niche in­side a crowd­ed pool of egg-re­lat­ed weird­ness, their jan­g­ly garage punk det­o­na­tions shrunk­en to mi­cro­scop­ic scale… a bit like a su­per-mut­ed in­car­na­tion of R.M.F.C. with ad­di­tion­al hints of Print Head, Neo Neos or ear­ly Erik Ner­vous.

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