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 →
Don't expect anything huge. It's just a little zero-effort extension to this blog where i'm posting some links, podcasts, videos i find worthwhile, random brain farts, what films i've been watching and some rather nerdy stuff largely unrelated to the main blog. Just click on Dump in the menu.
As i'm trying to get a bit more invested in the fediverse anyway (as well as coax other people in that direction, away from corporate social media), i've simply made it another Pleroma/Mastodon (etc…) handle you can easily follow on the fediverse.
Be aware though that the stuff on there may occasionally be of a rather personal nature or might touch on subjects such as (leftist) politics and atheism (as am currently still grappling with my own deconversion from religion over the past few years). Just in case that kind of stuff is problematic to you, be warned.
Also, as quite a few people are quitting facebook and twitter in favor of open and decentral alternatives right now, i wanna encourage you to do the same and join the decentral fediverse. I'm not feeling confindent enough in maintaining my own pleroma instance to open it up for registration just yet - it will stay my own single-user instance at least for the time being. However, there are tons of public instances out there open for registration. For my fellow music nerds, i recommend taking a look at linernotes.club.
Their 2019 debut album New Freak was great fun already, but on the belgian group's newest EP all the moving parts click into each other way more tightly and effective, while their quite slick yet powerful garage punk sound has gained a bit more of a subtle post punk vibe. At various points i'm reminded of groups like (early) Teenanger, Video, Flat Worms, Sauna Youth, Ex-Cult as well as french acts Nightwatchers & Telecult.Album-Stream →
Another fresh new batch of hissy, distorted, melodic and simply awesome garage punk, fuzz- & noise pop bangers by this one-man project from Ely, UK.Album-Stream →
Man, it's been at least half a decade since i last heard of this New Orleans group. However unexpected the release of their new 7" might come, their blend of garage- & post punk, hard- & postcore certainly sounds as fresh and energetic as ever on this one, fitting in nicely with more recent groups in the vein of Launcher, Liquid Assets or Fried E/M.Album-Stream →
With their second longplayer, Portland punks Daydream set off eleven new blasts of carefully controlled chaos, imaginative and unpredictable as ever and with quite a bit of fine-tuning to their very own anything-goes brand of slightly garage-flavored postcore, which might draw comparisons to groups such as Kaleidoscope, Bad Breeding… even a very slight hint of Drive Like Jehu, maybe?Album-Stream →
Montreal group New Vogue never sounded better than on their most recent EP, whipping out infectious hooks at a dangerous pace, merging them into shiny little nuggets of garage- and synth punk with echos of Useless Eaters as well as many loosely Warttman-affiliated bands like Satanic Togas, R.M.F.C. or Set-Top Box. Nice!Album-Stream →