Signal - Love w/​o Moisture

Signal - Love w/o Moisture

On their second EP, New York punks Signal brew up a strong potion con­sis­ting of raw noise-/fuzz punk and post punk/-core. To me it sounds a bit like an amal­ga­ma­tion of ear­lier Lié and Littly Ugly girls, but also con­tains quite some of the rough, gara­gey vibes simi­lar to Warp or Vexxx.

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Nag - Red Panda

Nag - Red Panda

It's busi­ness as usual for Atlanta's Nag on their newest EP, on which they're stay­ing clear of new expe­ri­ments and bright ideas. I'm per­fec­tly fine with that. Ins­tead, their sound made from frag­ments of post-, fuzz- and noise punk once again mana­ges to con­vince me, craf­ted into three rock solid songs that aren't even try­ing to look smar­ter than they actually are - and that's exac­tly why they work so well.

Discovery - Demo

Discovery - Demo

California's Dis­co­very deli­ver ano­t­her two short but potent blasts of this par­ti­cu­lar fusion bet­ween blown out fuzzy hard­core & garage stuff that, in recent years, seems to be crop­ping up from every crack in the asphalt, a fact i couldn't be more happy about.

Pink Guitars - We Are Made Of The Sun

Pink Guitars - We Are Made Of The Sun

Just like its pre­de­ces­sor, the second EP by this band from Buf­falo, NY turns out to be ano­t­her highly con­cen­tra­ted dose of uncon­ven­tio­nal, inven­tive and at times strikin­gly melo­dic hard­core fun, also expan­ding its sty­listic ten­ta­cles into pla­ces of garage-, fuzz- and KBD style punk.

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Spräckta - Demo

Spräckta - Demo

This Toronto/​Vancouver based group fea­turing mem­bers of Dama­gers, among others, gives us yet ano­t­her one of those fuz­zed out, deli­ciously explo­sive hard­core-/ga­rage punk mix­tures, at times evo­king com­pa­ri­sons to Ver­tigo, Fried Egg, Kalei­do­scope or Cülo. Excel­lent stuff!

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Apex - Demo #1

Apex - Demo #1

Five short and fun blasts of off-kil­ter genre blur­ring rum­ble - part garage-/fuzz punk, part hard-/weird-/noi­se­core, part KBD style stran­geness. Some­what like a mix of Lumpy & The Dum­pers and Mur­de­rer, this shit might also con­tain traces of Flip­per and No Trend.

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The Nico Missile - 8 Ways To Get Infected

The Nico Missile - 8 Ways To Get Infected

The Nico Mis­sile is ano­t­her one of Ricky Hell's many pasti­mes. There are few sur­pri­ses here, ins­tead you get more of his fami­liar trade­mark of qua­lity. If you know some of his other Bands like Fasci­na­ting or Ricky Hell And The Void­boys you kinda know what to expect: Garage-edged Fuzz Punk and Noise Pop some­where in the Neigh­bo­hood of No Age, Terry Malts, Tiger! Shit! Tiger! TIger! or Male Bon­ding. What more could you want?

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Fried e/​M - Tour Tape

Fried e/M - Tour Tape

Mis­souri punks Fried e/​M create some beau­ti­fully rough and old­school noise, some­where on the frin­ges of hard­core-, garage- and KBD punk. Their sound spe­ci­fi­cally reminds me of Noxious Fumes, but a more recent Band like Laun­cher might also be a good enough com­pa­ri­son.

Paz SS - No Es Para Ti

Paz SS - No Es Para Ti

With their first long play­ing cas­sette, Paz SS from Valen­cia, Spain deli­ver a good batch of plain old garage- and fuzz punk done right, eqip­ped with the necessary pro­pul­sion by a tho­roughly com­pe­tent band. You might com­pare them to the straght garage punk of bands like Ex Cult, Sauna Youth or Foul Swo­ops, the ener­ge­tic Fuz­z­core of Ill Globo and occa­sio­nally there's even a faint shim­mer of Wipers.

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Basement Boys - Basement Boys

Basement Boys - Basement Boys

A some­what quirky ani­mal, this debut album by Min­nea­po­lis' Base­ment Boys. Starts out by radia­ting a kind of post punk vibe simi­lar to Plax or The Cow­boy, then increa­singly skews toward garage punk, augu­men­ted by a small dose of noise and some beach goth melan­choly, at times remin­ding me of stuff like Co Sonn, Ex-Cult, Shark Toys or early Wav­ves.

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