Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Young - Voyagers of Legend

The Young started out around 4 years ago or so as a one man band. His first show was in a record store with a guitar, a mic, and a small drum set. Hans utilized all three at once and it was pretty awesome. Pretty good angsty garage stuff from what I remember.

Now fast forward to a week ago, their record release show, and I finally see them a second time and it is now a full band. Members include: the owner of Austin’s only punk record store, sound on sound (RIP); a dude who was in Sacred Shock, Army of Jesus, and a few other bands; a dude who is in Deskonocidos and some other bands, and a dude who was in some bands whose names I can not remember. The cops show up to the house before The Young even start playing, but they leave and the show goes on.

As soon as they finish the first song, my mind is blown. They are no longer primitive garage rock, it is something of its own. If I had to try to describe it, which I do, I would say that it’s a super fuzzy, dreamy, mix of psych rock, shoegaze, and the punk. It’s still raw in all the right ways, but there is enough clarity for you to slowly discover what exactly is going on. It’s like awesome stoner shoegaze with punk energy. If I smoked weed, I would totally do it to this. I strongly encourage you to, AT LEAST, listen to the album. If you like it, you should definitely buy it, it comes on nice thick wax. I wish I were better at reviews, because I am not doing this record justice. I fucking LOVE it and the more I listen to it, the more I like it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

No Trend - When Death Won't Solve Your Problems


Pissing Through

Harsh Noise from the North of England. Dreary, aggressive, dazed.
For fans of Fecalove, Trash Dog, Pukers, Deep Jew, and binbags.

looking pissed

Friday, July 16, 2010

Coke Bust - Fuck Bar Culture

Coke Bust. Obnoxiously obvious DC straightedge hardcore played at max volume and velocity to most everyone's dismay. Fuck Bar Culture was their EP debut on Third Party Records after the demo 7" which sold out like 4 times. Ridiculously fast, completely abrasive, and reminiscent of 80s classics, this is an ideal EP to wreck your bedroom with.

Possibly the best aspect of this band is their boisterous, powder-keg-explosive live performance, which ignites each of these potential hardcore classics right into flames. Unapologetic lyrics are screamed right into your ears during each song, which bob and weave their way through blisteringly fast chords and mid-tempo mosh parts. I mean, if you aren't the slightest bit compelled to stagedive during the beginning of "FBC," you're probably in the wrong genre.

Containing pissed off lyrics with the intensity of a sawed off shotgun, raging guitars, and percussion which isn't afraid to approach  the blurring speeds, Coke Bust completely blow the lid off your shitty 90's sedan with this EP. Download this and play at hilariously loud volume for your own good. It doesn't even matter if you're straightedge or not, you're moshing to this one.

Coke Bust
Third Party Records

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bonestorm - Discography

Current / Ex - Closure, Cutting Class, FKAS, Grand March, Normal Man, Omerta, The Osterman Weekend, Pure Graft, Sick-Fuckin-O, UYA, Whores Whores Whores.
I picked this up the other day, and I'm guessing there was only a few made for the show as it's titled "Worst Last Minute Discography CD Ever! 06.07.10"//"Thrown Together For Our Last Gig With Pete/Maybe Ever With Punch and Comadre As Our 4Way Split Was Not Ready"//"DEMO + OUR SIDE OF A SPLIT + A COVER". Oh, don't you feel elite. It's rare. Maybe LTD.33; WHO THE FUCK KNOWS.
Just like all the bands they share members with. Traditional Powerviolence.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Criaturas - Self Titled Demo

Yo, I'm new here. My first post is going to be the Criaturas demo. This shit is awesome, members of Vaaska, Severed Head of State, and the world's worst one man band, Fully Coherant (lol). These guys are Austin's best going band right now, they keep accidentally playing indie rock shows and weirding everyone out. Basically it's super catchy punk, SUPER CATCHY, with female vocals in Spanish. They "sound like a tie-died Discharge shirt." I can't find any pictures of the demo, and I'm too lazy to take a picture of my own right now (edit: phone pix!), but the link is sent to me straight from the band. I highly suggest downloading it and sending it to everyone you know. I'm guessing this shit is in FLAC cus the file is huge.

I still need to figure out how to do hypertext and all that shit, but eventually I'll get it and I'll become a great writer.

This shit is sold out, but I still suggest trying to find a copy.

ps, this is what the alphabet would look like if q and r were eliminated

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cut The Shit

Marked For Life | Purchase

Q:How angry can you get? A: Cut The Shit. This is the sound fucked up kids make when they're sick of their school, fed up with the prescription amphetamines forced down their throats, ready to punch their parents and skate. Sloppy aggression, fueled by speed and honest anger. No diatribes here, just pissed thrash.

Slices - The 7"s

Self Titled II | Purchase
Previous Slices Post
Unsettling noisy hardcore punk. Not unlike your other B-Side of My War bands, only better.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wrangler Brutes - Discography

The 7"|Good luck
Sam and Brooks from Born Against, Andy and Cundo from Nazti Skinz. Why say anything more when the music speaks for itself? One of the smartest, noisiest punk bands to grace your speakers. You truly need all their music.

Cold Sweat - Blinded

Link removed, official digital download here|Purchase
The second full length from this Seattle powerhouse. Employing the noisier paint-peeling qualities of Rollins-era Black Flag, the speed of Deep Wound and the darkness of Rorschach to force out another creeping, speedy rager. This record improves on its predecessor while taking some new direction. Cold Sweat let up as much as they disappointed.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cold Sweat - Severed Ties

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Angry, fast, powerful and damn good. Cold Sweat are one of those bands of the last decade that will leave a lasting imprint on punk and be remembered as one of the greats of '00s hardcore. Featuring members of Walls, Iron Lung and Repercussions and packing a heavy punch and having that same strange darkside that seems unique to early black metal, noise rock and a select few greater hardcore punk bands.

Raw Nerves - Murders Among Us (LINK FIXED)

Raw Nerves, not Raw Nerve. A crusty, metallic hardcore band from Portland, Oregon. They are really heavy and a little slowed down, but still a rager none the less. They take influence from a vast amount of punk but have a decidedly Northwestern sound. There are tinges of Resist and Poison Idea here and there. They also cite Sex/Vid as a heavy influence, but I personally don't hear it.

This Ep must require a few spins before you start to get into them. It seems boring at first, but it's not. This is not the case with the new LP, which is fucking fantastic first play, but I'm waiting for that to sell out before I post it here.

The one time I saw Raw Nerves they played a short angry set full of faster songs than they seem to have recorded. Maybe they just play faster live but they seem a lot more enthusiastic and passionate than this recording lets on, so go see them. Especially if you can see them with Resist, Iron Lung and Dropdead in Seattle.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Magnum Force - Demo 'x9 reup

Magnum Force are Arizona's premier powerviolence band. Their sound takes more from Crossed Out and No Comment instead of Iron Lung and Hatred Surge. The same could be said for their imagery, reminiscent of early Spazz and Capitalist Casualties records. Get fucking ready!

Blank Stare - LP

Hell yes. Boston hardcore the way it was meant to be. Fast, pissed, and delightfully rough around the edges, Blank Stare dropped a behemoth of an LP in 2008 before their demise in Fall of 2009. Every time I toss on this 10 track ripper, I can barely sit still, as the band rages through each song with reckless abandon with lightning fast chord changes and percussion.

An excellent form of pure fast hardcore, Blank Stare complete their LP in about 16 minutes, leaving out any filler while still giving people a little more than the 45 second songs which seem to frequent the genre more often these days. Totally in your face and unapologetic, these dudes seemed to increase their aggressiveness exponentially with each and every song, devoid of any weak links. Toss in plenty of old school influences from legendary Boston acts you've already heard about 500 times, and the picture becomes clear. Download this and max out the volume.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Male Nurses - Self Titled 7"

Male Nurses have progressed a great deal since their demo, adding surf rock rhythm to some traditional hardcore rippers. A fucking great record all around. It's really reminiscent of the Authorities at their best, except I am pretty sure Male Nurses has better lyrics. No one can touch the ingenious stupidity that Authorities reached in their heyday. Fuck, this is good!

Link taken from Toxicbreeds Funhouse

Previous Male Nurses post.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Slices - Cruising

The Iron Lung write up on this is wrong, when they said this is just punk I expected something like their earlier releases (though I wouldn't say those aren't just punk either), and while this is definitely Slices, this is a much weirder and harder to digest album. Slices play noisy hardcore punk in the same vein as their other Pittsburgh peers Brain Handle. They're fast, except kinda not, they are insane, brilliant, creepy and unique while still feeling classic and anthemic. A must.

Slices are currently finishing up a west coast tour with the ever astounding Iron Lung. Don't miss out!