Servants In Heaven, out November 22nd via Iron Lung Records.
Sinking In out November 22nd via Iron Lung Records.
Human To Human, out November 22nd via Dog's Table.
Do The Get Around, out November 15th via Drunken Sailor Records.
New Day , out November 15th via La Vida Es Um Mus Discos
Lieder vom Glück, out November 8th via Spastic Fantastic Records.
Boston electro punk duo Rita Repulsa enter the scene with their first EP, whose largely sample-driven contents roughly resemble the charme of an extra brain damaged version of North Carolina's ISS, supplemented with a subtle dose of noise rock and a lyrical fixation on… Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?!? Works for me.Album-Stream →
Richard Rose are a new band from Los Angeles whose lineup includes members of Ex-Cult, GØGGS, Bad Sports and OBN IIIs - in the small world of garage punk, it doesn't get much more exquisite than this! Their music however doesn't sound all that much like california to me, but rather i'm reminded of high energy australian garage acts like Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters, Mini Skirt, Dumb Punts or WOD. Somewhat of an outlier here is Queen Selene, a crawling stoner jam, which is usually not exactly my cup of tea, but for some reason i kinda like this one.Album-Stream →
Wet Specimens' current EP - their third already - turns out to be a massive sonic assault made of uncompromising breakneck hardcore punk with traces of post-/dark punk, bearing some similarity to what we've heard in recent years from bands like Acrylics, Policy, Anxiety or Impulso.Album-Stream →
Warp hail from San Francisco and have members of - among others - Flesh World and Blank Square among their lineup. Their debut album is already kicking butts in a fully convincing fashion and delivers an adorably excentric sound roughly in the realm of fuzz- & garage punk, hard- & postcore which comes across just as unpolished as it's inventive. The whole thing is somewhat reminiscent of bands like Vexx or Dots, as well as the occasional faint echo of Surfa Rosa-era Pixies. Quality stuff!Album-Stream →