Tower 7 - Entrance To A Living Organism

From the same bou­tique New York noise man­u­fac­ture that has brought us, among oth­er things, the vig­or­ous and smart hard-/post­core of Kalei­do­scope, we're giv­en an­oth­er force of na­ture to deal with. The de­but al­bum by Tow­er 7 sure bears some re­sem­blance to the afore­men­tioned Kalei­do­scope but, by al­so tak­ing more than just a few cues from an­cient UK crust tra­di­tion, man­ages to de­liv­er a bunch of blows even more re­lent­less. Their tools of choice are ob­vi­ous­ly a bit more blunt, though equal­ly ef­fec­tive.

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Glen Schenau - Jhumble​/​​Jearnest 7"

Glen Schenau, oth­er­wise prob­a­bly best known as the Front­man of Bris­bane group Kitchen's Floor, has so far re­leased two EPs of bor­der­line-avant garde art rock, con­vinc­ing by virtue of its sheer weird­ness, marked by dis­so­nant, hy­per­ac­tive gui­tar strum­ming - kin­da like an out-of-tune funky al­ter­nate re­al­i­ty ver­sion of The Wed­ding Present - com­ple­ment­ed by crude pots-and-pans style per­cus­sion. On his newest 7", the lat­ter gives way to an ac­tu­al drum kit as well as a full band sound and as a whole this takes on a slight­ly less ex­per­i­men­tal, way more tan­gi­ble form on the fringes of post punk, noise rock and 90s in­die rock while re­tain­ing the quirky, in­ven­tive qual­i­ties of its pre­de­ces­sors. Melk­bel­ly-meets-Live Skull? Nah, not quite… but not too far off ei­ther.

DeStructos - Blast!

A flaw­less de­but EP by a Philadel­phia Duo, de­liv­er­ing four pre­ci­sion blows of a quite smart and ver­sa­tile mix­ture lo­cat­ed some­where in the con­tem­po­rary post­core-/noise rock-/post punk neigh­bor­hood and rem­i­nis­cent of such di­verse acts as Dash­er, Cutie, Donors, Lit­tle Ug­ly Girls, Hit Bar­gain, Street Eaters, Xe­tas.

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Qlowski - Ikea Youth /​ Grinding Halt

Some­what un­ex­pect­ed­ly on this Lon­don band's new 7", their sound takes a strong turn to­wards ear­ly 2010's scan­di­na­vian post punk, pret­ty much in be­tween the un­com­pro­mis­ing ear­ly Copen­hagen school (Low­er, Iceage, Echo Peo­ple…) and way more ac­ces­si­ble Acts like Holo­grams, RA. Al­so, Australia's Low Life might be a vi­able com­par­i­son. Then, on the B-Side they in­ject Cure's Grind­ing Halt with a slight hint of New Or­der, which al­so works quite ad­mirably.

Reality Group - Music For Fools Vol. 1

Af­ter hav­ing churned out an ex­cel­lent De­mo and a no less amaz­ing EP in '16/'17, it took a while for Melbourne's Re­al­i­ty Group to come up with their first full length, which makes up for the long wait with a no­tice­ably ma­tured - al­though, thank­ful­ly, in no way or form san­i­tized - set of tunes. This al­bum is every­thing you might have have hoped for from this band; a de­li­cious­ly quirky franken­stein brew made up of garage-, art- and post punk you sim­ply shoudn't miss out on if you have any affin­i­ty for shit in the vein of Pinch Points, Ura­ni­um Club, Andy Hu­man & The Rep­toids, Erik Ner­vous, Lithics or even ear­li­er Teenanger.

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The Floaties - Square Eyes

Now In Col­or re­leas­es Ju­ly 10th via Po­laks Records.

Nest Egg - Dislocation

Dis­lo­ca­tion re­leas­es Ju­ly 10th via The Acid Test & Lit­tle Cloud Records.

Moth - Ritual

Ma­chine Na­tion re­leas­es Ju­ly 3rd via Mar­t­house Records.

Impotentie - Stille Rebellen

Leopold II Is Ni­et Dood Ge­noeg re­leas­es June 28th via Roach­Leg Records.

Radical Dads - Don't Wanna Go

Paved Moun­tain re­leas­es June 23rd.