Death Bag releases May 13th.
When this New York dude's enchanting and bewildering 2020 debut EP Hedgemakers hit, i didn't have the slightest clue who's the mastermind behind Peace De Résistance. Turns out it's none other than Institute vocalist Moses Brown - yeah, kinda makes sense in retrospect, i guess. Dunno how i missed that. His first longplayer now unfolds a somewhat more elaborate, yet still pretty minimalist soundscape that once again feels out of place in all the best ways - a time capsule of hazy false memories weaving early strains of proto-, art- and post punk into a vivid, semi-plausible case of the Mandela effect.Album-Stream →
The second longplayer (ignoring last year's Her Majesty's Ship OST) by this Kaleidoscope-adjacent New York duo sees their sonics shifting into a comparatively downbeat, darker and more cumbersome, yet equally rewarding direction. There's simply no other group quite like them in the current post punk/-core landscape and these chaps clearly maintain their position on the cutting edge of contemporary (art-/post-)punk while simultaneously being perfectly aware of its rich history, culminating in what to me is the crowning achievement of this album - the slow-burning, sprawling Beware, which kinda sounds like classic landmark records of the Chairs Missing and The Argument caliber boiled down to their very essence.Album-Stream →
Another excellent EP by that band from Graz, Austria with a sound more akin to some random Berlin group, members of whom are also playing in whatever other group you might also have heard of… i don't remember exactly and can't be bothered to look that shit up right now, okay? Post punk with an ever-so-slight death rock undercurrent. Yeah, Berlin-esque as i already mentioned, think like… Diät, Pigeon, Clock Of Time but also with some similarity to powerhouse US acts á la Rank Xerox or Institute.Album-Stream →
Live! Live! Live! releases April 28th via Just Step Sideways Records.
Sky Bird releases April 29th.
Electric Chair releases May 13th.
Beyond Everything releases June 10th via In The Red Records.
Total Sham Pools
Skinned Pig Pussy. Blow. Caffeine.
Rude Television Rat Bastard
SOSS Ron's House
Priors Voice Of Reason
Pinch Points Capital
Snitsh Pitsh Rosie Coaster
Max Mucus Countin' Kernels
The Gobs Mind Control
Secret Agent Headcheese The Only Good Bug (Is A Dead Bug)
Toilet Rats My Bomb Shelter
Psychic Graveyard What Happens At Zero
Sex Mex Breakfast In America
VR Sex Taste Of Hate
Wasted Break You
USA Nails God Help Us If There's A War
Nape Neck Don't Know
Soft Shoulder Left Over, Table Top
No Healer Movie Night
Rotten Mind Degenerates
Gentlemen Rogues Francy
Neutrals Gary Borthwick Says
Weak Signal Who The Hell Are You?
I'm kinda blown away right now by the strength of that latest EP by a group probably based somewhere around the Leipzig/Berlin/Halle axis of garage- and post punk. What we get is simply first rate melodic garage shit recorded in appropriately rough fidelity, simple and stupid, stunningly effective and completely endearing. A feast for admirers of, say, Booji Boys, Sweet Reaper, Telecult… even some hint of Radioactivity / Marked Men is evident here.Album-Stream →