Iron Cages - January 2020 Tour Promo

Iron Cages - January 2020 Tour Promo

On their newest EP, Washington's Iron Cages give us three excel­lent new blasts of gara­gi­fied hard­core punk which indi­cate mas­sive step for­ward for the band, towards a more com­pact and cohe­rent sound fri­ends of stuff along the lines of Fried Egg, Punk Gui­tars, Cülo, Anxiety or Elec­tric Chair will surely appre­ciate.

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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Speed Plans - More Hardcore

Speed Plans - More Hardcore

Okay… this is an easy one to exp­lain. You just put equal amounts of MC5 and Bad Brains into a blen­der and the result will have a taste simi­lar to wha­te­ver this group from Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia does on its third not-quite-an-LP. As simple as that and every bit as elec­tri­fy­ing as you might hope for.

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Goon - Natural Evil

Goon - Natural Evil

Here's an ultra neat attack made of noise-dren­ched hard-/post­core by a band from Den­ver, Colo­rado. Think of a curious mix­ture of Lumpy & The Dum­pers, Anxiety, Cülo or their quasi-suc­ces­sors Taran­tüla.

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Alien Nosejob - HC45

Alien Nosejob - HC45

Alien Nose­job seem to become the kind of band where Aus­mu­te­ants sin­ger Jake Robert­son only does wha­te­ver the fuck he wants to at the moment. They star­ted out as a more or less exact copy of his more well known band, then it star­ted to get unpre­dic­ta­ble as they ven­tu­red into retro tear­je­r­ker power pop, among other things. Also, we had to suf­fer through a maxi sin­gle of ultra-cheesy synth pop. This time they make it easier for me: It's hard­core. It rota­tes 45 times a minute. And it's very good.

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Acrylics - Sinking In

Acrylics - Sinking In

After a num­ber of incredi­ble EPs, it took Santa Rosa's Acry­lics a good two years to assem­ble their fist long player, which - to no real sur­prise - turns out to be their most varied and mature chunk of noise. Their ambi­tious, but simul­ta­ne­ously always per­fec­tly cohe­rent mix of styles draws a per­fect tri­angle bet­ween the dark post punk of Cri­mi­nal Code, hard­core punk of the quite punis­hing variety remi­nis­cent of Cülo, Hate Preachers, Impulso and for­ward thin­king Post­core of acts like Ivy and Bad Bree­ding.

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Lux - New Day

Lux - New Day

Barcelona's Lux already have a demo and a pro­mi­sing debut album under their belt, but with this recent EP their sound really clicks into gear, in which some of the more excentric strands of 80s post- and hard­core punk - Man Sized Action and The Pro­le­ta­riat come to mind - col­lide with dis­tinc­tive goth/​deathpunk bass lines. You might also be remin­ded of more recend bands like Street Eaters or the potent cow­punk pro­pul­sion of Mur­de­rer.

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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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