Verspannungskassette #68 (C-60)

Reck­less Randy Skate­board II
Pow­er Pants Got­ta Do It My­self
Bil­liam Scoop & Weigh
Me­dia Puz­zle Sim­ple As That!
Cher­ry Cheeks You Don't
Club De Bowl­ing Salien­do A La Calle
Feed­ing Tube Can you???
Poo Poo Talks B2S
Re­pul­sion Switch I'm Down
Elvis 2 Livin with the A.P.P
Stu­art Pearce Nu­clear Foot­ball
Dez­in­for­ma­ci­je Kan­ta Za Smeće

WWW Litio
Part Time Filth Filth Inc.
Night­man Sauteed
Plumb Bob Plumb­ing Song For Gel To Sing
Bog Peo­ple Dark Skies
Laz­er Bul­let No Monku
Mu­tat­ed Void Aban­doned
No Brain­ers Bull­shit World
Götri Sang Pem­bunuh
To­tal Sham Ice Cold
Zoids Evil Kniev­el Su­per­star

Know­so Drink from the Lake
Zenomorph (Ba­by I'm A) Freak­show
Ghoulies Tow­el King
iPad Ba­by Ohio Riz­zler
TTT-Tur­bo 2 Heads 1 Soul
Raut Pun­ish The Sin­ners
Snoop­er For Yr Love
Pear'n Who?
Μπριτζολιτσεσ I Used To Be A Cheesepuff

Cthtr Cop­per Gate
Gob­lin Day­care Gut­stown
Munchkin Head Un­known Ti­tle
Night­watch­ers 2 temps, 3 mou­ve­ments
Con­sen­sus Mad­ness L(abor) O(f) L(ove)
Psy­ch­bike Evad­ed
ØL Pis­sevenn
High Heels Jane From Oc­cu­pied Down­ing­town
Ataque Zerø Ciu­dades

Warm Exit - Ultra Violence

When Brus­sels group Warm Ex­it toured Ger­many last year few of us, my­self in­clud­ed, had an­tic­i­pat­ed the kind of sur­prise we'd gonna be in for, al­though their 2022 TV /​ Ul­tra Vi­o­lence sin­gle al­ready hint­ed at their sound mor­ph­ing in­to more of a clas­sic post punk di­rec­tion. On stage though, it im­me­di­ate­ly be­came clear what a rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion this group had gone through with bare­ly a speck to be found of their ini­tial sound more in line the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion of quirky garage-/synth-/eg­g­punk acts, now re­placed by an in­tense and pitch-black abyss of at­mos­pher­ic post punk, which is now al­so re­flect­ed on their full length de­but, call­ing to mind a il­lus­trous and di­verse ar­ray of groups like Rank Xe­rox, Crim­i­nal Code, Diät, Girls In Syn­the­sis, Sieve­head or Neg­a­tive Space.

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Thee Alcoholics - Baby I'm Your Man

Feed­back re­leas­es Feb­ru­ary 23rd via Rock­et Record­ings.

Knowso - Pulsating Gore

Cleveland's Know­so for sure have been among the most idio­syn­crat­ic and mem­o­rable groups of the past cou­ple years. Their newest full length shows them at the height of their strength once again, their amal­ga­ma­tion of post punk, noise- and math rock still com­ing across just as quirky and whim­si­cal as it is tight, rigid and an­gu­lar all the same, com­bin­ing a seem­ing­ly pro­ce­dur­al and ef­fi­cient, math­e­mat­i­cal ap­proach with an amount of fun and catchy­ness you wouldn't re­al­ly ex­pect in­side these rough pa­ra­me­ters. At this point, their sound is pret­ty much their own thing but if you ab­soiute­ly must com­pare them to oth­er groups, you might find some sim­i­lar­i­ties to stuff such as Brandy, Landown­er, Big Bop­per or maybe Nag in their more ap­proach­able mo­ments.

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Cthtr - Cthtr

Al­ready hav­ing a cou­ple EPs un­der his belt, this Whit­ti­er, Cal­i­for­nia dude's first full length cas­sette, al­so his first re­lease fol­low­ing over five years of ra­dio si­lence, im­me­di­at­ley clicks with me. That shit is right up my al­ley with its en­dear­ing­ly crude, mod­er­ate­ly psy­che­del­ic mix of garage-, post- and synth punk car­ry­ing the traits of so many house­hold names, among them the likes of Mononeg­a­tives, Use­less Eaters, Die TV, Elec­tric Prawns 2, Beef, ear­ly Pow­er­plant, Pow!, Freak Genes and Lost Pack­ages.

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Klint - Stark EP & Should Be Honey /​ Sherbet (Golden Twenties) 7"

Al­ways an oc­ca­sion of pure, un­mit­i­gat­ed joy, new songs by Schleswig, Ger­many so­lo viking synth punk war­rior Klint. The self-re­leased new Stark EP de­liv­ers six-and-a-half ex­cel­lent new blows of the equal­ly rough and noisy, weird and catchy as fuck synth punk ac­tion we all know and love. His Should be Hon­ey /​ Sher­bet 7" re­leased si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly via ital­ian garage punk in­sti­tu­tion Good­bye Boozy then goes on a thrilling ex­per­i­men­tal side quest in­volv­ing heavy use of an­cient brass and vo­cal sam­ples pulled from 1920s swing records. This is some­thing… kin­da ran­dom, baf­fling and un­ex­pect­ed for sure. Sick shit!

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Jëg Hüsker - Demo!

Ex­cel­lent new shit by a group from Karl­sruhe, Ger­many fea­tur­ing, as far as i can tell, the two mem­bers of Thee Khai Aehm. There are par­al­lels to be drawn to that group, es­pe­cial­ly con­cern­ing the heavy dun­geon-es­que vibe of which much is re­tained here as well, but over­all i'd say this group's garage- and fuzz punk sound is a dif­fer­ent kind of beast al­to­geth­er, in­volv­ing way high­er ve­loc­i­ties and more styl­is­tic va­ri­ety. The open­er has some pri­mal pro­to punk en­er­gy to it while the melod­i­cism of As Loud As Me re­minds me of ear­ly No Age or Wavves. Give Me Beat ven­tures deep in­to hard­core ter­ri­tor­ry and clos­ing track Fo­mo Boy is a force­ful blast of clas­sic dun­geon punk ex­cess. Well… if the word "clas­sic" even has any mean­ing for a genre this young. What­ev­er, there's no use ar­gu­ing with this kind of fury.

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ØL - Demo

Ger­man lan­guage "deutsch­punk" that doesn't suck still is much of a rar­i­ty, sad­ly. This thing here in­deed does not suck in the slight­est though. The de­but LP of this group from Aachen treads an in­ter­est­ing mid­dle ground, hav­ing clear echoes of some of the bet­ter and quite ob­vi­ous ger­man in­flu­ences (think the likes of Oma Hans, ear­ly Muff Pot­ter, Tur­bostaat, Oiro, Düsen­jäger…) while at the same time hav­ing a more garage-lean­ing vibe to them rem­i­nis­cent of a quite di­verse bunch of in­ter­na­tion­al acts like Cri­sis Man, Flow­ers Of Evil, Waste Man, As­cot Stab­ber, Mys­tic Inane… plus the oca­sion­al hint of Hot Snakes /​ Dri­ve Like Je­hu to boot!

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