Moist Boy - Deep Rest

Moist Boy from New Bed­ford, Mass­a­chu­setts are one of the rare cas­es in which a band comes some­what close to what you could call pop punk with­out im­me­di­ate­ly piss­ing me off. But for me, that's hav­ing most to do with in­cred­i­bly low stan­dards in that par­tic­u­lar genre rather than an aver­sion to sim­ple, straight­for­ward melodies. Pop punk bands just tend to fuck up even the most ba­sic, fun­da­men­tal com­po­nents of de­cent punk rock.
Moist Boy don't suck in the slight­est and that's thanks to first rate song­writ­ing abil­i­ties, an ad­e­quate­ly tight and punchy per­for­mance and - to counter the sweet catchy­ness of their melodies - a dis­tinct garage edge as well as some rather dark lyri­cal con­tent. Qual­i­ty stuff through­out and re­quired lis­ten­ing if you ap­pre­ci­ate bands like Cheap Whine, Dark Thoughts, Steve Adamyk Band… maybe even The Marked Men!

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The Chats - Identity Theft

High Risk Be­hav­ior re­leas­es March 27th via Bar­gain Bin Records.

Modern Rituals - The Bull Never Wins

This Is The His­to­ry re­leas­es March 20th via Holy Roar Records.

Shell Of A Shell - Knock

Away Team re­leas­es Feb­ru­ary 28th via Ex­plod­ing In Sound Records.

Wasted Shirt - Double The Dream

Fun­gus II re­leas­es Feb­ru­ary 28th via Fa­mous Class.

Videodrome - Video Store

Live Fast! Die Like David Car­ra­dine re­leas­es Feb­ru­ary 27th via Le Turc Mecanique.

Raspberry Bulbs - Doggerel

Be­fore The Age Of Mir­rors re­leas­es Feb­ru­ary 21st via Re­lapse Records.

Dead Cells - Bell

I re­leas­es Feb­ru­ary 15th via Er­ste Theke Ton­träger.

Video Daughters - Shakedown

Cut Back re­leas­es Jan­u­ary 31st via Al­ready Dead Tapes and Records.

The Resource Network & Big Hog - Split 7"

This al­ready marks the sec­ond time these two bands from In­di­anapo­lis are pool­ing their, um… re­sources for a split re­lease - this time it's a 7" on Good­bye Boozy Records. Not on­ly is the record­ing qual­i­ty a lit­tle bit less rough than last time; both bands have al­so sig­nif­i­cant­ly di­ver­si­fied their mu­si­cal vo­cab­u­lary.
The Re­source Net­work al­ter­nate be­tween smar­ty­pants garage punk of the Ura­ni­um Club & Yam­mer­er va­ri­ety, a post punk/-core thingy you could imag­ine as a weird mix of Rites Of Spring and ear­ly Sloven­ly, and fi­nal­ly a straight punk rock­er ra­di­at­ing a Launch­er-style KBD Vibe.
Quite a bit of the lat­ter you can al­so find on Big Hog's side and there's less of a hard­core edge to their new songs - in­stead you'll find a wild post punk ride you might de­scribe as Pat­ti-meet-ear­ly-Min­ute­men, sur­round­ed by two blasts of noise punk re­sem­bling what Lumpy & The Dumpers could have sound­ed like on some sort of sludge/​doom trip.

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