Acrylics - Stagnant

Sink­ing In out No­vem­ber 22nd via Iron Lung Records.

Woolen Men - Mexico City Blues

Hu­man To Hu­man, out No­vem­ber 22nd via Dog's Ta­ble.

Gino And The Goons - Hard Way

Do The Get Around, out No­vem­ber 15th via Drunk­en Sailor Records.

Lux - Action

New Day , out No­vem­ber 15th via La Vi­da Es Um Mus Dis­cos

Tot - Kündigung

Lieder vom Glück, out No­vem­ber 8th via Spas­tic Fan­tas­tic Records.

Rita Repulsa - Rita's Revenge

Boston elec­tro punk duo Ri­ta Re­pul­sa en­ter the scene with their first EP, whose large­ly sam­ple-dri­ven con­tents rough­ly re­sem­ble the charme of an ex­tra brain dam­aged ver­sion of North Carolina's ISS, sup­ple­ment­ed with a sub­tle dose of noise rock and a lyri­cal fix­a­tion on… Mighty Mor­phin Pow­er Rangers?!? Works for me.

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Richard Rose - Richard Rose

Richard Rose are a new band from Los An­ge­les whose line­up in­cludes mem­bers of Ex-Cult, GØGGS, Bad Sports and OBN II­Is - in the small world of garage punk, it doesn't get much more ex­quis­ite than this! Their mu­sic how­ev­er doesn't sound all that much like cal­i­for­nia to me, but rather i'm re­mind­ed of high en­er­gy aus­tralian garage acts like Jack­son Reid Brig­gs & The Heaters, Mi­ni Skirt, Dumb Punts or WOD. Some­what of an out­lier here is Queen Se­lene, a crawl­ing ston­er jam, which is usu­al­ly not ex­act­ly my cup of tea, but for some rea­son i kin­da like this one.

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Wet Specimens - Haunted Flesh

Wet Spec­i­mens' cur­rent EP - their third al­ready - turns out to be a mas­sive son­ic as­sault made of un­com­pro­mis­ing break­neck hard­core punk with traces of post-/dark punk, bear­ing some sim­i­lar­i­ty to what we've heard in re­cent years from bands like Acrylics, Pol­i­cy, Anx­i­ety or Im­pul­so.

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Warp - Traffic Control

Warp hail from San Fran­cis­co and have mem­bers of - among oth­ers - Flesh World and Blank Square among their line­up. Their de­but al­bum is al­ready kick­ing butts in a ful­ly con­vinc­ing fash­ion and de­liv­ers an adorably ex­cen­tric sound rough­ly in the realm of fuzz- & garage punk, hard- & post­core which comes across just as un­pol­ished as it's in­ven­tive. The whole thing is some­what rem­i­nis­cent of bands like Vexx or Dots, as well as the oc­ca­sion­al faint echo of Sur­fa Rosa-era Pix­ies. Qual­i­ty stuff!

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Hamer - Hamer

Whoa… three years af­ter i first no­ticed this band from leeds and a quite charm­ing, chaot­ic ear­ly EP of theirs, i hon­est­ly didn't ex­pect their de­but al­bum to blow my socks off the way it did just now. In­stead of the EP's re­laxed DIY-Vibes you now find your­self in the mid­dle of a fe­ro­cious high speed trip whose rough co­or­di­nates hov­er some­where be­tween fuzzed out space-, psych- and garage punk. Sure, these Songs won't win any awards for their orig­i­nal­i­ty but to­tal­ly make up for that by de­vel­op­ing in­to a blast so po­tent and rest­less it doesn't give you a sec­ond to think about such bull­shit any­way. I'm re­mind­ed of bands like De­struc­tion Unit, Wash, Flat Worms, Drag­gs or even japan­ese genre vet­er­ans High Rise.

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