Candy Apple - Sweet Dreams Of Violence

Sweet Dreams Of Vi­o­lence re­leas­es April 30th via Con­vulse Records.

Chubby And The Gang - Lightning Don't Strike Twice

Light­ning Don't Strike Twice​ /​​ Life's Lemons 7" re­leas­es May 28th via Par­ti­san Records.

Wombo - Dreamsickle

Keesh Moun­tain re­leas­es May 28th via Fire Talk.

TVO - Alive!

An awe­some new ruckus let loose by some Philadel­phia group, equal parts garage punk and noise rock and car­ry­ing the spir­it of so much clas­sic shit on the in­ter­sec­tion of old school (post-) punk and (pro­to-) noise rock. At one point you might re­call Braini­ac, but most­ly it's 80's stuff like U-Men, X (AUS), Flip­per, Feed­time, No Trend… even a hint of ear­ly Min­ute­men shines through on the clos­ing track. Of the more re­cent scene, i'm think­ing of acts like Cutie or Pat­ti.

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Dummy - Weird

Yup, ac­cu­rate ti­tle for the third cas­sette by Min­neapo­lis punk project Dum­my aka Sean Al­berts of Skull Cult, QQQL and Bel­ly Jel­ly fame. An­oth­er met­ric ton of smart, quirky and at times sur­pris­ing­ly elab­o­rate Garage-, Synth- and Egg-re­lat­ed weird­ness that nev­er fails to make me smile is be­ing crammed in­to a rather con­ve­nient form fac­tor here.

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Peacemaker - See You Dead /​ Greed

Here's yet an­oth­er short and sweet tape car­ry­ing one of those de­li­cious old­school hard­core/KBD-style/­Garage Punk hy­brids, so sim­ple and el­e­gant and flaw­less in its ex­e­cu­tion. I nev­er get tired of this kind of shit.

Nasty Party - Celebration

This Sydney/​London based duo hits every nail on the head straight­away on their first EP with an hon­est ur­gency to their straight­for­ward lyrics and a sound not en­tire­ly dis­sim­i­lar to re­cent british DIY phe­nom­e­na like Sil­i­cone Val­ues or Sub­ur­ban Homes, al­though Nasty Par­ty sup­ple­ment their ob­vi­ous Tele­vi­sion Per­son­al­i­ties vibes with quite a bit of Buz­zcocks dri­ve. I'm al­so vague­ly re­mind­ed of Pro­to Id­iot and Freak Genes.

Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle - Learn To Lose

Im Re­ich Der Wilden Tiere (No Milk No Sug­ar) re­leas­es May 18th via Voodoo Rhythm Records.

Health Plan - Post Traumatic Growth

Health Plan re­leas­es May 7th via Buz­zhowl Records.