I know you've all been waiting for this. The second dispatch from Copenhagen garage-/hardcore punk duo OK Satán has arrived, filling us in on seven epic new stories from their magical world limited only by an ever-expanding technicolor horizon, dealing with important and controversial topics such as their names, your very problematic face and them not giving a shit. Another brilliant, multi-layered masterpiece!Album-Stream →
Another worthy release by London group Italia 90. The A-Side Borderline presents their post punk sound in its most slick and accessible iteration so far, having a bit of a Gotobeds, Sleepies or B-Boys bent. If you ask me though, the main attraction here is the much darker, edgier b-side Declare, which comes across like a more sophisticated throwback to their very first EP, showing a similar minimalist, noisy Swell Maps- and Membranes-leaning vibe.
Mesh releases May 21st via Born Yesterday Records.
Good Thing They Ripped Up The Carpet releases June 4th via Lulu’s Sonic Disc Club.
Hologram releases July 16th.
Sweet Dreams Of Violence releases April 30th via Convulse Records.
Lightning Don't Strike Twice / Life's Lemons 7" releases May 28th via Partisan Records.
Keesh Mountain releases May 28th via Fire Talk.
An awesome new ruckus let loose by some Philadelphia group, equal parts garage punk and noise rock and carrying the spirit of so much classic shit on the intersection of old school (post-) punk and (proto-) noise rock. At one point you might recall Brainiac, but mostly it's 80's stuff like U-Men, X (AUS), Flipper, Feedtime, No Trend… even a hint of early Minutemen shines through on the closing track. Of the more recent scene, i'm thinking of acts like Cutie or Patti.Album-Stream →
Yup, accurate title for the third cassette by Minneapolis punk project Dummy aka Sean Alberts of Skull Cult, QQQL and Belly Jelly fame. Another metric ton of smart, quirky and at times surprisingly elaborate Garage-, Synth- and Egg-related weirdness that never fails to make me smile is being crammed into a rather convenient form factor here.Album-Stream →