Their 2019 debut album New Freak was great fun already, but on the belgian group's newest EP all the moving parts click into each other way more tightly and effective, while their quite slick yet powerful garage punk sound has gained a bit more of a subtle post punk vibe. At various points i'm reminded of groups like (early) Teenanger, Video, Flat Worms, Sauna Youth, Ex-Cult as well as french acts Nightwatchers & Telecult.Album-Stream →
Man, it's been at least half a decade since i last heard of this New Orleans group. However unexpected the release of their new 7" might come, their blend of garage- & post punk, hard- & postcore certainly sounds as fresh and energetic as ever on this one, fitting in nicely with more recent groups in the vein of Launcher, Liquid Assets or Fried E/M.Album-Stream →
Is this really the first time i'm posting a release of this group? This is baffling to me 'cos it feels as if these guys from Kaloomps, Canada have been around forever, having first won my attention with a string of nine cassingles of steadily increasing quality, followed by a self-titled EP which for some reason didn't click with me quite as much. On their recent follow-up however, they're definitely in their zone, delivering six high-momentum bursts of vaguely KBD-ish and Wipers-esque Garage-/Post Punk, also bearing some similarity to groups like Launcher, Institute, Liquid Assets and, occationally, a hint of Crass.Album-Stream →
A thoroughly pleasant listening experience, this debut EP by some Los Angeles group, made up of noise rock, post- and garage punk ingredients, reminding me of a slightly garage-leaning incarnation of Nag, spiked with some weirdness of the Soupcans, Stinkhole or Lumpy & The Dumpers variety. Tasty shit.
Whoa, what a beautifully crude piece of DIY lo-fi fuckery in the twilight zones of slightly no-wave-ish post punk and garage rock, this digital release by some unknown Hicksville, NY entity. Kinda like an incredibly weird incarnation of The Woolen Men intermingling with Half Japanese and The UV Race. This is just gorgeous!Album-Stream →
While their 2017 Pupal Stage EP still struck me as a bit undercooked, their newest tape shows these croatian punks (featuring members of Modern Delusion) refining their sound into something way more consistent and enjoyable, made up of straight-ahead punk rock that sometimes veers slightly towards the KBD-inspired garage sound of groups like Launcher, Freakees… at other times taking some cues from melodic, post punk-leaning acts in the fashion of Red Dons, Xetas, Anxious Living or earlier The Estranged.Album-Stream →
Having released a strong debut EP in 2017, Melbourne group Super-X now deliver their first full length, once again packed with tons of spaced-out sonic force. Classic Stooges energy collides with psychedelic fireworks á la early Telescopes, some unexpectedly high amount of post punk and a hint of MX-80, while they manage to keep things interesting and versatile throughout the whole journey, evoking a rather diverse cluster of comparisons such as Public Eye, Writhing Squares, Destruction Unit, Faux Ferocious, Bailterspace, The Cowboy or Open Your Heart-era The Men.Album-Stream →
Two noisy new artifacts brought to us by New York's exquisite D4MT label. First, there's a new extended play by hard-/postcore powerhouse Kaleidoscope on which their sound comes across a tiny bit more more simplified and straightforward than on last year's killer debut LP, yet as inspired, playful and inventive as ever.
Similar things can be said about the debut album of Straw Man Army, a duo i can't find much information on, but at a quick glance they seem to consist of none other than Kaleidoscope's drummer boy and some other dude. Just as you'd expect, this is another quite adventurous ride through the realms of dark post punk both classic and contemporary, sometimes bordering on Crass-style minimalism, Wipers-esque melancholia while also reminding me of more recent eccentricities by the likes of Murderer or Wymyns Prysyn.
As was to be expected, this Atlanta group's first full length effort is thirty minutes of pure post punk bliss, reminding me, at several points, of some of the genre's best contemporaries - the rigid rhythms of Knowso and Nag come to mind, mixed with the more playful flourishes of Patti or Marbled Eye. Other valid comparisons might be acts like Bruised, Sarcasm or Labor.Album-Stream →
Baltimore's Lip first won my attention through a split EP with Nag a while ago. While there's definitely some similarity to said Atlanta post punk group, i'd say what they're pulling off on their latest EP bears a much closer resemblance to groups like Sievehead, Rank Xerox or Criminal Code. At times, their sound has a more pronounced oldschool goth/death rock vibe to it though, bringing to mind Disjoy or, more recently, Clock Of Time.Album-Stream →