I've heard there are those among you who weren't entirely satisfied with the year 2020. Well, the good news is we're all gonna have just as much fun this winter. Also, some folks even managed to record some music to be released in the coming weeks. Here's a first batch of things to look forward to.read more →
Probably my last good deed in this super awesome year of joy and progress. You guys hang in there. Some time in early january i'll start another attempt at keeping this blog updated with at least some regularity. In the meantime, my bones need some sleep and my head a some kind of therapy. See you then!
I've included bandcamp links this time (just click on a song title). If you can afford it right now, please consider making these artists slightly less broke, okay?
Jason Henn A Straighter Line (Ballad of JPHS)
The Resonars My Fog
Skink Tank Isn't It Nice?
Zoids Black Hole
Billiam I Need A Robot
Department Technicians Online
Static Static We Are of the Night
Silicon Heartbeat Atomic Experiments For Boys
Smirk Do You?
Chronophage Talking Android
Nervous Tick And The Zipper Lips The Feeling Is Alright
Sex Drive Uncontrol
Richard Rose On the Bridge
TV Freaks Souvenir
Termination Cold Dead Blood
Proto Idiot That Is Not a Good Idea
The Unders Ohio!
X-Nipples Loser's Bar
Lebenden Toten Eat the Life
C-Krit The Kids Will Have Their Say Pt. II
Ond Tro Herfra/Hertil
PeZ Virtue Signals
Innuendo Finding Death
Fugitive Bubble Silver Spoon
Poison Joy Vultures
Cruelhouse Good Old Days
Science Man Brazilian Napkins
Prized Pig Mistake
Nutrition Failed Satyr
Jah Hell Losing Steam
Satanic Togas Tools For Fools
The Dirts Zero Boy
The Spits Kop Kar
The Sweatys Married To The Limelight
Erik Nervous Motivation
Civic Radiant Eye
Impotent Fetus, the marvellous new-ish cassette sublabel of the equally fantastic Stucco empire, has already brought quite a bit of joy to the world recently with that Septic Yanks tape. In the meantime, they've already released two new puddles of noise to bathe in, made by two groups of unknown whereabouts, easily upholding the high quality standards.
Fugitive Bubble create a delightful and inventive mess of fuzzed out hard-, noise- and weirdcore, at times reminding me of Das Drip, Warm Bodies, Vexx, the early output of NAG or Kaleidoscope.
C-Krit, on the other hand, sound a lot like a disfigured crossbreed between Soupcans, No Trend and Lumpy & The Dumpers. Also, their fucked up rendition of the Screaming Sneakers evergreen Violent Days is pure gold.
In the two years that have passed since Podium of Valencia, Spain gave us an excellent first impression with their debut EP, what has been a solo recording project back then has grown into a complete band line-up, restlessly bulldozing ahead with their own flavor of straight & stupid garage punk, roughly in the same orbit as Archaeas, Ex-Cult, Flat Worms and Sauna Youth, while adding to their formula some subtle overtones of noise, stoner punk, hard- & postcore.Album-Stream →
Fun and tasteful no-frills melodic Fuzz Punk / Noise Pop from the UK, consisting mostly of crunchy noises, percussive noises and tape hiss. Regarding two of these Songs, On The House and Pedigree Chums… I've heard these before from a band/project called Crown Moulding so i assume some kind of connection here, genius pop music Sherlock that i am.Album-Stream →
Is this really the first time i'm posting a release of this group? This is baffling to me 'cos it feels as if these guys from Kaloomps, Canada have been around forever, having first won my attention with a string of nine cassingles of steadily increasing quality, followed by a self-titled EP which for some reason didn't click with me quite as much. On their recent follow-up however, they're definitely in their zone, delivering six high-momentum bursts of vaguely KBD-ish and Wipers-esque Garage-/Post Punk, also bearing some similarity to groups like Launcher, Institute, Liquid Assets and, occationally, a hint of Crass.Album-Stream →
A thoroughly pleasant listening experience, this debut EP by some Los Angeles group, made up of noise rock, post- and garage punk ingredients, reminding me of a slightly garage-leaning incarnation of Nag, spiked with some weirdness of the Soupcans, Stinkhole or Lumpy & The Dumpers variety. Tasty shit.
True Sons Of Thunder Killin’ It
Speed Plans Brick Wall
Real People Psychic War / The Hollywood Gimp
Septic Yanks Human Currency
G.S.B. Somebody Like Me
Gnarles Manson Feel Nuthin
The Freakees Perfect Hair
Primal Brain Primal Brain
Rat-Nip Age Out
Metz No Ceiling
Strangelight Adjustable Rate
Kaleidoscope Volunteer Armies
The Unfit Pills
Peace De Résistance Pickin' on a Scab in L.A.
Disco Junk Printer Jam
Wild Joe I've Got Wild Joe Vision
Gen Pop Hanging Drum
The Celetoids Light Beam
Armedalite Rifles All That Makeup
Dumb Punts Get Up
Mr. Teenage Waste Of Time
Star Party All I Really Wanna Do
Wicketkeeper The Side
Safety Net Johnny Wholesome
Super-X Turn To Black
Natural Beauty releases December 12 via La Vida Es Un Mus Discos & Cleta Patra Records.
Feral Rats Have Become Our Only Pets releases December 4 via Iron Lung Records.