Monday, December 5, 2011

New Warm Hands tracks from their upcoming split with Blackhealth

Warm Hands are a great upcoming band from Jacksonville, Florida. They are fast, gruff, noisy at times, with a bit tough edge to them that works with this style instead of against it. The guitar is really choppy at times, which lends itself well to this style. I'm having trouble pigeon holing this band, which is good.

This band arose from the ashes of Gypsy Spit, a power violence band whose demo showed incredible promise, but unfortunately never made a follow up release. I've kept in touch with Spenser on and off ever since and was stoked to get this from him.

Kim Phuc - Copsucker

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For the unindoctrinated Kim Phuc are nothing short of great. Noisy post-punk from Pittsburgh, a town known for creating dysfunctional fuckers.

On their debut LP Kim Phuc have really honed in on their sound and created one monster of an album. Snotty, noisy, rocking and in your face. The way they like it, not you.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

NEW Gay Kiss song

"Spit Oath" off their upcoming EP that will blow their last 7" out of the water.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rebel - "Rebel" 7" Flexi

Rebel were a Japanese Hardcore band that played fast, sloppy, noisy and ugly punk. Not full blown noise punk, but not far off. Near perfection.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Void - "Sessions 1981-83"

The definitive Void reissue is finally out on Dischord records. "Sessions 1981-83" features unreleased and unheard songs, remastered versions of the famous "Hit and Run" and "Condensed Flesh" demos, comp tracks and live songs. This record offers more insight on this incredible and strange band.

If you want to hear it you can still preview it here

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Total Abuse - "Prison Sweat"

The last nail in the infamous coffin of Total Abuse. A degenerative band who halfheartedly rode the mysterious guy hardcore train better than a lot of their try-hard contemporaries. Prison Sweat is bound to disappoint and simultaneously turn heads. I guess that sums up the band pretty well too.

Grasseaters - Demo 2011

Grasseaters - Demo by Grasseaters

I don't know anything about this. My friend Jack sent this to me, so I assume they're Midwest based. I can't find a mediafire link or anywhere to buy this or anything. Shit's good. Really fucking weird. The vocals are high pitched shouting, the guitar is really fucking chaotic as are the drums. This is really fucking good, reminiscent of Raw Nerve, no doubt. Be on the look out for this band. All the info to be had (I think) is on this blog. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Condominum - "Warm Home"

Condominium's long awaited LP, "Warm Home", finally drops, and it's nasty. They've all but dropped the grunge feel "Gag" had, brought back the snottiness of their earlier EPs. "Warm Home" is like the epic conclusion to a horribly fucked up saga. I'm enthralled.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Bored Straight - "Locked Up"

Bored Straight's final output, such a fucking shame this band is done. I booked their show in Phoenix over the summer, the cops showed and tried to shut us down but they played a destructive five minute set to no more than nine people in a hellishly hot brick shed. They fucking killed it, and the shed hasn't looked the same ever since.

These guys know what they're doing, taking influence from Deep Wound, Die Kreuzen, Void and other early fast hardcore without being complete throw-back garbage. Instead they have a noisy edge to them that prevents them from fitting right in with the No Way Records bands, though they don't sound like a Youth Attack band either. Instead they play timeless in your face hardcore. This is highly recommended.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Self-Interest - "Blooming"

Another demented ripper from Pass Judgement Records. Self-Interest have come a long way since their Four Songs tape from last year. They still riff like Greg Ginn, but they added some grunge flare to their nasty brand of hardcore. Stoked to hear any further output from these mad men.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers - "Right to be Italian"

CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS were an Italian band insanely ahead of their time, or just out of place in general, they played inimitably bizarre hardcore. No one will ever come close to sounding like this, although many have tried and failed. This tape compiles their last show and first demo.

The Execute - "Criminal Flowers"

The Execute are my favorite early Japanese hardcore band. They were darker, faster and stranger than a lot of their contemporaries (GISM excluded, of course) This 7" captures them at their weirdest, wankiest and fastest. Some serious weirdo riffing on the opening track. Fucking incredible.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hoax - Second 7" (Youth Attack)

I often avoid reading a punk band's lyrics, usually because they are pretty inane. This is fine. I think we all agree you don't have to be an Oxford graduate to be the lyricist of a hardcore band, but when the lyrics are good it can increase tension and hatred, or sometimes in this case self-hatred. Hoax has some pretty great lyrics. I got that old familiar spark I felt at age 15 when I first started listening to this shit.

And that's just the lyrics. These four songs demean and abuse you while are simultaneously self-abusive as well. We are drowning in the same cesspool together, but keep your distance. The music is simple, but this depressive intimidating wall of aggression hits hard. Sincerity is achieved unlike many of the try-too-hards in bands these days that desperately attempt to convey how fucked up or crazy they are. Hoax is legitimately fucked up.

So I end this by touching on some cliche territory. Hoax represent why I like punk in the first place. This is a home for freaks and weirdos (see the lyrics: "we're both ugly puny shits"). People that have trouble functioning in the real world. This is not a gimmick.

and remember, "a true friend pulls the trigger"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Haldol - "Boredom on All Fronts"

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Haldol are a new punk band from Nashville, Tennessee, playing some awesome death rocky crust. This is a song off their up coming self titled EP that is bound to turn some heads.

Double Negative - "Hardcore Confusion" vol. I & II

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DOUBLE NEGATIVE do it again.

D-Clone/Mörpheme - "Progressus" 7"

Raw fuckin' punk. Do you like my feedback?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nightgaun - "Nightgaun" 7"

Nuclear addicts rejoice! Nightgaun from Tempe, AZ play straight forward Confuse/GAI worship with enough loud bass and weird feedback to keep it interesting. Reverbed vocals, unintelligible guitar noise, fast drums, and thundering bass. What's not to love?

To get a copy email the band at nightgaun82 (at) gmail (dot) com. If you not I'm sure some distros have this too.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Disgusting underrated hardcore punk from Cleveland, Ohio featuring knife enthusiast/hardcore maniac extraordinaire Chris Erba on vocals (H100's, Ruiners, Avon Ladies, etc.) Violent, obnoxious, fast and ugly hardcore done fucking right.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gay Kiss - "Dumpster Rules"

Gay Kiss play demented hardcore punk that has drawn comparisons to Born Against, Rorschach, PageNinetyNine and Salvation. They don't sound like any of those bands, but I can't think of any better comparisons. This band is truly unique, going back and forth between art damaged and noisy to fast and heavy seamlessly.

Anyone who has witnessed them live can attest to their power and insanity.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mad Men - "Suspiria"

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Mid-paced stomping hardcore from Canada. Featuring a Jonah Falco from the mighty Fucked Up and the mightier Career Suicide, respectively. This 7" opens with a heavy as fuck cover of the Suspiria theme, turned into one wickedly creepy hardcore song. This band reminds me of Poison Idea, which rules. This is highly recommended.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Slices - "Modern Bride" single

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Noisy hardcore behemoths SLICES quickly became one of my favorite current bands and have yet to let up. This 7" single marks a change of pace with Slices drudging into garage rock territories. Don't let that deter you, this is still dissonant hardcore punk at it's finest.

And fear not because Slices will be rearing their ugly head once again to release "Still Cruising" later this year on Iron Lung Records. You can listen to a preview track here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Vanishing Leper

Fucking awesome and weird. Vanishing Leper had members of Dry Rot and sound nothing like them. Kinda reminiscent of late Unwound, with Middle Eastern sounding riffs thrown in. Solid release. Vinyl is limited to 100 so act fast. All digital proceeds go to Amnesty International, so if you like it BUY IT.

The cover is flat black, that's not a broken image.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Suburbanite - Suburbanite

Gruff, noisy and tough hardcore punk from New York. Featuring some likely suspects in the Youth Attack camp. Not unlike early New York Hardcore, or modern bands like Urban Blight. Lo-Fi recordings, short songs, tough vocals, and urgent delivery. Some stand out songs on this 7". "Winter Soldier" and "Ruling Class Rebel" are clearly the hits of the record, so to speak. Not to be missed.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Shaved Women - Shaved Women

I've been waiting for this for awhile. The new LP from Shaved Women, a band that deserves a lot more attention. They're dense, angry, noisy, fast, weird and totally unique. No description I've tried to make does them justice. You should just pick this up. Limited to 150 and I'm already calling it; one of the best records of 2011.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Vaccine - "Crimes In Blood"

The new Vaccine 5". Crushing speeds. There's only one song over 25 second mark on this piece of vinyl. I usually hate 5"s but for this band it almost seems fitting, though the format still annoys the hell out of me. What you've come to expect. Blah Blah Blah. Tour only so see them.