From the always excellent UK powerhouse Drunken Sailor Records we get another delicious 7" of full of raw and primitive, fuzzed-out and hyperventilating, at times hardcore-propelled garage punk bliss by a Detroit group, easily eclipsing their recent EP on Goodbye Boozy Recs which i liked a lot already.Album-Stream →
DWP is the current solo project of Sloane Flashman who has also been playing the guitar in Seattle post punk group Nail Polish. If you're already acquainted with the latter band's no-wave inspired noise, you might already suspect this EP is gonna be a rather bumpy, adventurous ride as well and you'd be totally right. Over the course of eight abstract, droning sketches a soundscape of experimental Art Punk unfolds that appears to draw equal amounts of inspiration from Suicide, Wire and Glenn Branca, among many other things.Album-Stream →
Their 2018 Clone Age LP sure had its moments, but this Philadelphia group's second album is just plain spectacular, their songs being so much more fleshed out, their sound having so much more grip to it and the propulsive rhythms carrying an overall vibe bringing to mind The Spits or Mind Spiders. This is some catchy oldschool garage punk perfection right here.Album-Stream →
Another excellent EP by Rhode Island's Germ House, a solo project of Justin Hubbard who also happens to be playing in Far Corners. These three songs once again sparkle with his familiar stripped-down lo-fi charme and a sonic range that stretches from abrasive post- and art punk - which surely owes a thing or two to The Fall or Desperate Bicycles - to classic garage rock and contemporary garage punk, while also revealing a surprising catchyness, deep melancholy and a playful vibe reminiscent of The Woolen Men.
A fresh batch of fucked up lo-fi DIY garage punk jewels by some barcelona group, reminding me of so much that's good right now in the genre. Like a weird mix of R.M.F.C., Neo Neos, Erik Nervous, Alien Nosejob in hardcore mode… also, there's a striking similarity to fellow barcelonians Prison Affair. Wait, are these the same band?Album-Stream →
This Melbourne group has been around before. That was sometime during the 90's and back then, their sound could be described as your typical, slightly emo-fied postcore style of that period with echoes of Chavez, Slint and Polvo. Their first new songs in a quarter-century however are quite far from a nostalgic retread of their earlier tunes. Instead, we get presented an all-new and slick post punk sound clearly belonging into the present day, which doesn't look out of place among acts like say, Sleepies, Gotobeds or Drahla, at the same time sounding rather timeless and mature in all the best ways, at times also evoking a subtle Moving Targets or Volcano Suns vibe.Album-Stream →
It's been a few years since i last heard of London group Sarcasm. On their latest and, apparently, last EP their ultra-minimalist post punk with strong hints of Crass and more recent bands like Marbled Eye, Rank/Xerox or Labor still sounds pretty much as if not a minute has gone by since then, which is totally fine with me. Quite possibly, these songs were recorded not long after their 2017 Malarial Bog EP.Album-Stream →
Stare Into The Sun 12" releases April 5th via 4Q-HQ.
Spread Joy releases April 2nd via Feel It Records.
X-Flies releases March 19th via Kapital Media.S