Factory City Children - Factory City Children

The noise on this de­but EP by New York (?) group Fac­to­ry City Chil­dren comes ac­cross like a some­what black­ened vari­ant of garage-/elec­tro punk noise­mak­ers á la S.B.F., Stal­ins Of Sounds, Kid Chrome and The Gobs with a smidge of Sick Thoughts thrown in for good mea­sure. Hav­ing been pre­vi­ous­ly re­leased pret­ty much un­der everyone's radar as a tape, Tox­ic State Records now has it ei­ther as a 7" or a way over­priced dig­i­tal down­load, well know­ing we'll pay the ten bucks any­way be­cause we're all ad­dict­ed to the shit. Cap­i­tal­ism fuck yeah!

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Strange Attractor - Good Boy Bad Boy

I didn't re­al­ly ex­pect this to hap­pen, close to a decade af­ter their last record­ed sign of life, yet here we are be­hold­ing the won­ders of a new Strange At­trac­tor LP. This is a smash­er from start to fin­ish in their trade­mark style load­ing up some of the most an­cient pos­si­ble in­gre­di­ents of garage punk with a raw and pri­mal, quirky and un­kempt en­er­gy that is very much of their own, non-stop crank­ing out those in­fec­tious hooks with fright­en­ing ease and ef­fi­cien­cy.

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Silicone Values - Bystander Apathy /​ When The Future Seems Futile

It took the Bris­tol group just shy of a year to come up with the newest in­stall­ment in their, so far, ab­solute­ly spec­tac­u­lar and flaw­less run of (dig­i­tal) sin­gles. I'm glad to an­nounce that i've got noth­ing new to say about this one - these two tunes are yet an­oth­er mas­ter­class of melod­ic post punk and pow­er pop songcraft with clear echoes of Buz­zcocks, Tele­vi­sion Per­son­al­i­ties, Mekons and many more arte­facts of pre­dom­i­nant­ly british DIY punk his­to­ry.

Another round of boozy…

A thor­ough­ly high qual­i­ty new batch of 7"s and even a CD from the ever re­li­able ital­ian garage punk in­sti­tu­tion Good­bye Boozy Records.
Tee Vee Re­pair­man is yet an­oth­er project of Ish­ka Ed­meades who you might al­so know from acts such as Sa­tan­ic To­gas, Set-Top Box, Re­search Re­ac­tor Corp., Gee Tee, Re­mote Con­trol, Main­frame… this dude seems to be in pret­ty much any­thing out of the Warttman or­bit and be­yond that. Let's just say dude's been's a con­stant fix­ture on this blog in re­cent years and will sure crop up many more times be­cause every­thing he touch­es tends to be­come in­stant garage punk and pow­er pop gold.
A dif­fer­ent beast al­to­geth­er is the 7" by Wayne Pain & The Shit Stains, a sim­ple & stu­pid at­tack of de­cid­ed­ly old­school fuzzed-out garage punk with that clas­sic rock­a­bil­ly edge to it.
Speak­ing of rock­a­bil­ly… Qin­qs have a touch of that go­ing on too, al­though in their case it reeks less of The Cramps and more of The Fall - The Great White Won­der might as well be called How i re-wrote Elas­tic Man - as well as more re­cent oc­cur­rences á la Shark Toys, Ex Cult, Par­quet Courts or The UV Race.
The newest tape by the mys­te­ri­ous Zoids then is an­oth­er en­dear­ing­ly ec­cen­tric treat of min­i­mal­ist elec­tro-/space-/garage punk trans­port­ing more than just a lit­tle bit of a Sui­cide-meets-Met­al Ur­bain /​ Dr. Mix and the Remix vibe. Al­so: Yeah, fuck vinyl 'cos the fu­ture be­longs to the com­pact disc bro.
Dadgad's tracks then serve as the per­fect tran­si­tion be­tween the afore­men­tioned elec­tric space punk stylings and the op­po­site half of a 7" fea­tur­ing - yet again - that dude known as Zhoop… or was it Feed? Djinn? Brun­dle maybe? I don't care re­al­ly it's all good shit!

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Légumes Sex - LPette

An over­flow­ing buck­et of joy, the newest LP(ette) by some duo from Mon­treuil, France, gen­er­at­ing a mix­ture melod­ic of garage punk, old­school in­die rock, fuzz- and jan­gle pop re­mind­ing me of a di­verse group of more-or-less re­cent acts á la Dumb Punts, Woolen Men, Her­met­ic, Land­lines, The Ex­bats, Tape/​Off… or maybe a more down-to-earth P.S. I Love You, aswell as old in­die rock­ers of the Su­per­chunk, Archers Of Loaf va­ri­ety. This record serves as a per­fect re­minder that you don't need to stage a huge spec­ta­cle if you just de­liv­er on the melodies that stick.

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Klint - Guilty

More great fod­der by synth-/elec­tro viking punk mae­stro Klint on this nice com­pi­la­tion avail­able ei­ther dig­i­tal­ly or dubbed on­to pre-loved cas­sette stock, if you're so in­clined - i do cer­tain­ly ap­prove of that, giv­ing old cas­settes a new home! So what we got here is a mix of old shit you might have heard al­ready, old shit you prob­a­bly haven't heard yet and new shit you def­i­nite­ly haven't. Oh and then ap­par­ent­ly there's al­so the mat­ter a of a cou­ple of re­cent­ly un­earthed an­cient wax cylin­ders, glo­ri­ous­ly rough around the edges and un­played since ap­prox­i­mate­ly 1904-1912. Neat!

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Witch Piss - Tape 1

A quick and pain­less at­tack of garage- and synth punk equal­ly catchy and noisy by some group or per­son from Si­mi Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia. This is more than a lit­tle rem­i­nis­cent to con­tem­po­rary genre pow­er­hous­es such as S.B.F., The Gobs, Slimex, Ghoulies, Quit­ter or C.H.I.M.P., among many oth­ers and every bit as good.

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Itches - Kingdom Upstairs

The newest EP by this group from Antwerp, Bel­gium is a flaw­less butt-kick­er made up of fair­ly tra­di­tion­al yet, thank­ful­ly, al­ways sound­ly con­struct­ed garage punk stylings, thor­oug­ly based on an ex­cel­lent un­der­ly­ing song sub­stance with some added british in­va­sion touch­es á la Res­onars, oth­er­wise to be lo­cat­ed in a sim­i­lar or­bit as Dadar, Shit­ty Life, Mi­traille, Big Ba­by or Sauna Youth.

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Cheap Heat - Demo 2022

This Sch­enec­tady, New York group kicks up a per­fect storm of some­what motörized noise some­where be­tween the cor­ner points of garage punk, hard­core and sleaze rock on their de­mo tape. A high­ly com­bustible recipe that should mix well with oth­er acts á la Ce­ment Shoes, Po­lute, Hip­py­fuck­ers, Flea Col­lar, Doll­house, Cü­lo… and maybe just a smidge of hard­core-era Hüsker Dü on top.

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Die TV - Side D

Side num­ber four by Marmo­ra, New Jer­sey garage trou­ba­dor Die TV is yet an­oth­er su­per-sol­id batch of garage-/synth-/elec­tro punk minia­ture good­ness. Not much more to add to that oth­er than what i al­ready said about his pre­vi­ous re­leas­es: Friends of weird­ness in the same or­bit as, say, Pow­er­plant, Stal­ins of Sound, Erik Ner­vous, The Spits, Set-Top Box, Dig­i­tal Leather… re­joice!

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