Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shirtless Thugs - "Ripped You Off!"

Nearly four minutes of snot nosed and fucking stupid (in the best way possible) hardcore punk from the Salvation and Cult Maternal camps on an 8 dollar cassette.  Musically it's like a less inspired "Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes".  I guess you did get ripped off.  Ah-ha-ha-ha.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sickoids - "Sickoids" LP

Philadelphia's SICKOIDS are a straight up phenomenal band.  Taking influence from punk and hardcore across the spectrum their sound falls somewhere between "Kings Of Punk" era Poison Idea, "Land Speed" era Husker Du with some Italian hardcore style wildness thrown in for good measure.  This band sounds instantly classic and new simultaneously, which is a difficult thing to do with hardcore punk in 2012.  This LP has everything I like in a hardcore record, weirdness, speed, occasional stomping intros and gruff vocals.  This record is near flawless.  They also put on an incredible live show.