Friday, July 9, 2010

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.


  1. The file is messed up. Only 20 bytes.

  2. Thank you for pointing that out. I'll get on it.

  3. found a live vid: