Prison Affair - Demo II

Seems i for­got to post this Barcelona group's first de­mo a while ago, stu­pid me. Well, here's their newest one to make up for it and once again this is a thor­ough­ly fun lit­tle treat of quirky DIY garage punk bear­ing some sim­i­lar­i­ty to R.M.F.C., Dee Bee Rich, Nuts or Erik Ner­vous.

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Alien Nosejob - Once Again The Present Becomes The Past

An­oth­er record by muteant Jake Robertson's shapeshift­ing project Alien Nose­job. Af­ter last year's 7" on Iron Lung Records, this is the sec­ond time he's ven­tur­ing in­to hard­core punk. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of the longer run­ning time, we see him mix­ing things up and ex­plor­ing the genre a bit deep­er this time, re­sult­ing in a quite var­ied set of tunes. Every­thing Robert­son tack­les here, it just works ad­mirably well.

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Verspannungskassette #9 (C-90)

Side A

Track­list:

Shame Al­pha­bet
Ray Gun Seance
Ranch­er Head Crash
Black­lis­ters White Pi­ano
Shift­ing Spudgasm
Wax Chat­tels Yoko­hama
Girls In Syn­the­sis Pres­sure
TOL Col­laps­ing
Wortlis Quo­zo Это Не Я
Chain­shot Vic­tim Soul
GAG Mad Dog
Laun­dry Boys Mus­tard Mon­ster
UAV Emk
True Sons Of Thun­der Toob Sock
Chico Per­ro Es­ta­mos Mejor Que Nun­ca
Oth­er Half Trance State
Rolex Stripes
Landown­er Be­ing Told You’re Wrong
Re­mote Con­trol Sub­ject
Ok Satán It Is To­day (Be­lieve It)
Yam­mer­er Boa Con­stric­tor
The Ar­chaeas Re­al­i­ty Com­man­der

Side B

Track­list:

Brandy (Wish You Was) Mad­ball Ba­by
Speed Week Phish­ing
Moth Work
Iso­tope Soap The Hap­pi­est Kid on Earth
Erik Ner­vous Toil Is Stu­pid
Dig­i­tal Leather Com­pass
I Am The Fly Ax­olotl
Tor Wifi Head
Diode To­mothy
Borky!! Post Punk
Pro­vo Ihml
Es­care On­ly Lives
Neo Neos Big Chin
Ruben Ri­ley Dead Man's Rock­et
Ex-White My Love, The Rock
Gee Tee Mu­tant World
Sinkin' Feel­ings Gimme The Look
Sa­tan­ic To­gas Hit #69
Vaguess Mask of Van­i­ty
Sil­i­cone Val­ues Nu­clear Sun
Ton­er Un­der the Gun

The Unfit - The Unfit

This Seat­tle group has been around for quite a few years now, but it took them just as long to come up with their de­but LP. Thus, it's no re­al sur­prise this thing sounds rather ma­ture for a de­but record, with a firm grip on this par­tic­u­lar sub­genre some­where be­tween the garage-lean­ing zones of the post­core spec­trum and some con­tem­po­rary noise rock - right in the neigh­bor­hood of bands like ear­ly Video, Hot Snakes, As­cot Stab­ber, Da­vid­i­ans or Flow­ers Of Evil.

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Neutrals - Personal Computing

Per­son­al Com­put­ing 7" re­leas­es De­cem­ber 4 via Slum­ber­land Records.

Modern Needs - Genetic Makeup

Don't know how i didn't ever stum­ble up­on this San Fran­cis­co dude's out­put be­fore ear­li­er this year, when Mod­ern Needs re­leased a cer­tain killer tape called Sur­vey of the An­i­mal King­dom. Well, what's more im­por­tant is that he's got a new al­bum out al­ready and just as ex­pect­ed, it once again de­liv­ers loads of stu­pid fun made up of some old­school US west coast shit, time­less garage punk and plen­ty of KBD-style weird­ness. Of the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion you might think of Launch­er, Liq­uid As­sets, Frea­kees, Fried E/​M… or of old­er ar­ti­facts by The Men­tal­ly Ill, Nox­ious Fumes. Al­so this time, the gen­er­ous use of Synths cre­ates an un­de­ni­able Aus­muteants feel.

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Lip - Commodity

Baltimore's Lip first won my at­ten­tion through a split EP with Nag a while ago. While there's def­i­nite­ly some sim­i­lar­i­ty to said At­lanta post punk group, i'd say what they're pulling off on their lat­est EP bears a much clos­er re­sem­blance to groups like Sieve­head, Rank Xe­rox or Crim­i­nal Code. At times, their sound has a more pro­nounced old­school goth/​death rock vibe to it though, bring­ing to mind Dis­joy or, more re­cent­ly, Clock Of Time.

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Speed Week - Hey Hey It's Speed Week

Garage punk by a Mel­bourne group sound­ing some­what like a cu­ri­ous mix of some straight­for­ward rockin' shit sim­i­lar to Mi­ni Skirt, Flat Worms, Ex-Cult just as much as the more play­ful ap­proach­es tak­en by the likes of Vin­tage Crop, Dumb.

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Moth - Modern Madness

An­oth­er sol­id EP by Melbourne's Moth, this time com­ing across a bit less synth-heavy than on their last one. Once again this takes some cues from fa­mil­iar garage punk acts like Use­less Eaters, Ex-Cult, Aus­muteants and ear­ly Teenanger, as well as some of the Warttman Inc.-affiliated groups like Re­search Re­ac­tor Corp., Set-Top Box. Al­so, in Dig­i­tal Cri­sis, their sound takes an un­ex­pect­ed turn to­wards dark post punk of the Ex­it Group, Diät, Rank/​Xerox va­ri­ety.

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Chainshot - Chainshot

Hard­core Punk that starts out like a throw­back to the ear­ly days both in terms of its un­com­pro­mis­ing force as well as its in­ven­tive­ness, un­bur­dened by genre rules and con­ven­tions. Then things get… even more in­ter­est­ing with every pass­ing minute. Of­ten mak­ing use of un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cal­ly melod­ic gui­tar work and catchy garage-style riff­ing, the Nashville group's freestyle ap­proach to plun­der­ing their way through punk's rich his­to­ry fits in just as well with more re­cent de­vel­op­ments in Hard­core and bands such as Ce­ment Shoes, Rolex or Pink Gui­tars.

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