The Cowboy - WiFi on the Prairie

The Cowboy - WiFi on the Prairie

Not too long after their recent 7" sug­gested some amount of rela­xa­tion in the Cleve­land trio's sound, they fall right back into their tense and gritty old ways on their second album - even dou­ble down on them com­pa­red to the already rough blast of their debut album three years ago - amoun­ting to ano­t­her per­fect round of fuz­zed out garage noise glory, this time remin­ding me of early Green­berg-era The Men in all their uncom­pro­mi­sing force.

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Modern Needs - Survey of the Animal Kingdom

Modern Needs - Survey of the Animal Kingdom

San Francisco's Modern Needs let off one deli­cious fart after ano­t­her into the atmo­s­phere, con­sis­ting of strai­ght, simple & effec­tive Fuzz remi­nis­cent of early 80s west­co­ast punk & hard­core as well as ple­nty of crude KBD-vibes. As such, they make good com­pany to other con­tam­porary bands like Laun­cher, Frea­kees, Beast Fiend or Liquid Assets.

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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.