Excellent post punk of the moderately dark variety with some traces of postcore, math- and noise rock is what we get on this australian group's first EP, kinda like a Fusion of B-Boys, Girls In Synthesis and Rank/Xerox… but also not entirely dissimilar to stuff like Video, Public Eye, Tunic or The Estranged.
Third longplayer by this Oakland group and of course it's some pretty amazing shit once again. I still find it kinda hard to believe how what started out as sort of a Hüsker Dü soundalike has developed into one of the most powerful, original and instantly regognizable bands of recent years, effortlessly channeling the raw energies of hard- & postcore, noise rock and garage punk into a rowdy, unpredictable force.Album-Stream →
Nice little split tape via Dirtbag Distro. Never heard of Kansas City's Foil before, but this dude's three songs on here instantly get my blood pumping with a quirky, raw and shambolic take on hardcore punk.
Silvie S on the other hand is another alias for the guy known as Billiam, who also seems to be part of Dot.com and Disco Junk, among others. From him, we get another trio of fun little ditties in his familiar style of minimalist DIY garage- and synth punk.
Another fine EP by North Carolina electro-/sample-/mashup punk duo ISS on which they, among other things, venture into full-on hardcore territoty (in Facemask), which i don't think they've ever done before and it works just beautifully here.Album-Stream →
Mat Williams' solo project Liquids has been around for a good while now and every new entry in his by now pretty substantial discography has been a pleasant, albeit inconsistent experience, as many of his releases felt like rather loose collections of material with varying degrees of quality. That's not the case at all for Life is Pain Idiot, his strongest collection of songs in quite a while. With Erik Nervous once again working his producer magic here, new stuff blends in perfectly with what i consider to be the definitive versions of songs which already appeared in some form on one of his previous releases.Album-Stream →
Soft Shoulder Ding! Ding! Ding!
Body Farm I H8 Bugs
Pringue Dron Policía
Wails Who Took My Shit
Citric Dummies Step on Me
Black Button Praying for Peace
Youth Regiment Wasted Life
Stinkhole Orange Juice
Garbage Disposal Union Business is Booming
Broken Vessels Drag Of Hate
Pensioner I Don't Sweat
Silicon Heartbeat BC932
Silicone Values Just as Simple as That
Baby Tyler Nevereverever
New Vogue Safe On The Autobahn
Dr. Dence Covid 45
Meat Wave Yell at the Moon
Night Miasma Sleepless Nights
Paracetamøl Ice Cold
Daydream Conscious Raising
Brunsten Low Resolution
Mystic Inane Peckerwood Nero
The Smog Set In Stone
Jah Hell Silver Linings
The Chisel Not The Only One
EggS Old Fashion Virtue
Broken Vessels are a group from Santa Ana, California featuring members of Grimly Forming and Rolex (whose incredible debut album/compilation/re-recording thingy i didn't post here as far as i remember, so give that one a spin if you haven't yet). Their debut EP sounds a lot like a somewhat dumbed down version of Rolex, while Mystic Inane comes to mind as another valid and wholly flattering comparison.
Highly flammable shit, the debut EP of Stockholm group Wails which unleashes four perfect storms of ass-kickin' straight-ahead-rockin' garage punk while also involving some hardcore propulsion, occasional traces of sludge. I'm reminded of garage powerhouses like Ex-Cult, The Cowboy, Jackson Reid Briggs and the Heaters, Flat Worms or, more recently, Archaeas.Album-Stream →
Night Miasma are a group from Chemnitz, Germany featuring members of L'appel Du Vide, whith whom you're probably familiar already if you're into that kind of thing. Their debut EP doesn't stray too far from that stylistically, delivering a flavor of dark punk / deathrock-infused post punk that doesn't add anything new to the genre but gets all the basics right in these four soundly constructed songs.Album-Stream →
Another Impotent Fetus release, another short and sweet burst of noisy, oldschool-ish hardcore punk approaching the genre from charmingly odd angles.Album-Stream →