Set-Top Box / R.M.F.C. Split 7" releases January 24th via Goodbye Boozy Records.
Softly / Grace 7" releases January 23rd via Subroutine Records.
Debuts releases January 17th via Howlin Banana Records.
Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud releases January 17th via Drunken Sailor Records.
Speed Kills releases January 16th via Static Shock Records.
EP1, out January 10th via Bust Never Sleeps.
In recent years, Cologne has developed quite an impressive track record of folks putting on DIY garage shows, thus i always wondered why i didn't get to hear much in terms of local bands, even less in terms of recorded material. However… Acid & Eltern are indeed a band from Cologne and their first demo makes for a thoroughly pleasing listen. Recorded in raw and fuzzy mono, I'd locate their sound - among others - roughly in the realm of Ex-Cult, Useless Eaters and the muddy LoFi-Aesthetics of early Erik Nervous.Album-Stream →
California's Discovery deliver another two short but potent blasts of this particular fusion between blown out fuzzy hardcore & garage stuff that, in recent years, seems to be cropping up from every crack in the asphalt, a fact i couldn't be more happy about.
What we got here is twelve minutes worth of minimalistic, uncompromising DIY industrial noise/-punk shit by some duo from River Falls, Wisconsin. Being more of a clueless
idiot tourist in this particular field, i'd describe this as what a fully electronic variant of Big Black might have sounded like. Or maybe draw parallels to the more recent but comparably minimalistic noise by Black Pus.
Just like its predecessor, the second EP by this band from Buffalo, NY turns out to be another highly concentrated dose of unconventional, inventive and at times strikingly melodic hardcore fun, also expanding its stylistic tentacles into places of garage-, fuzz- and KBD style punk.Album-Stream →