Sunday, September 14, 2014

Violets


Barcelona's, Violets dropped a killer self-titled debut last year and I can't believe I haven't found this band until now. 11 tracks of old-school skate punk with that small dose poppy goodness. Female fronted and it sounds so, fucking, goood. 


For fans of: The Offspring, The Vigilantes, & Pennywise


Business Models


Here's a nice dose of 90's inspired indie from the supergroup trio, Business Models. These guys play with a more pretty and riff inspired style of the genre which creates an awesome cocktail of both memorable and fun songs. 

Members were also in: Algernon CadwalladerApe Up!, & Man Without A Plan


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Impulse

Here's some bombastic and blazing powerviolence from Chula Vista, California's Impulse.  This band is a full fledged burst of hyper-speed delivered punk that's not the regular ripoff of the ever-growing genre.  Tight, forceful and original to say the least.  Snag their rippers below and DIG!!!!!!

- For Fans Of:  Spazz, Ordstro, Detroit, Flat Out & SFN

COLDSTART cover art
Burning Points 7" (2014)

Chula Violence 7" cover art
Chula Violence 7" (2012)

Chicano Violence EP (2012)

2007 High School Demo cover art
High School Demo (2007)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Criminal Code

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Tacoma, Washington's Criminal Code owns!  This post-punk outfit blows my mind every time I listen to them.  These guys rip track after track with refreshingly upbeat-yet-moody sounds consisting of constant hardcore drum abuse, fuzzy guitars, bass parts soaked in effects and grungy vocals.  This trippy, reverb-drenched display of modern hardcore punk is a godsend for any music fan... Period!  Snag everything below and dig hard!!!!!!


No Device cover art
No Device LP (2014)

Sacred Hands / Distressed Dreams 7" (2012)

CRIMINAL CODE cover art
Hollowed 7" (2012)

Cold Thought 12" EP (2012)

Live On Sonic Reducer Cassette (2012)

Demo Cassette (2011)

Protester

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Washington D.C.'s Protester plays a hate filled brand of straight-edge hardcore that shows major influence of early Boston and NY bands with a rough and thumping result.  Their sound is filled with massive amounts of energy, aggression and fills your brain with thick riffs, driving tempos and throaty vocals.  This band is tough-as-nails and awesome as shit!  Snag their raging new 7" along with their demo below and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Coke Bust, Red DeathLast Words, Thick SkinPure Disgust & Abuse.

Protester 7" cover art
Self Titled 7" (2014)
Download

Demo Cassette (2013)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Headroom

This UK four-piece plays a progressive indie that's much more poppy and memorable then some of the other stuff that's been coming out lately. Headroom definitely have a late 90's early 00's feel to their music, but cut out the unnecessary "jam rock" parts to make room for solid songwriting. Their debut 7" is a good listen no matter what you're doing. Carry Me Away, their newest 7" is slightly darker and more mature but still awesome. Snag it and keep your fingers crossed for a full-length.       

For fans of:  Black LoveThe Appleseed Cast, & Bummer

Headroom 7"

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cop Torture


This short and only release from PA's Cop Torture is a fun listen. Catchy punk riffs with a little bit of speed and plenty of aggression towards...well you know. Members went on to form Bad Faith

NERV


Punk played dirty and recorded throughout Iowa city basements. Nerv are proud of their DIY upbringing and it's present in their music. Loud feedback and uneven levels makes their discography punk as fuck. Don't be overwhelmed by the noise. Just slam your head against the wall.



Die Demo 2011

Friday, September 5, 2014

Anopheli

Anopheli.
Anopheli is taken from the word Anopheles, the Greek scientific term for Mosquito, which means, “good for nothing.”

Anopheli is an emo crust band from Oakland, CA via London, England. Members of Light Bearer, No Babies, Monuments Collapse, etc. Crust, emo, doom, melodic, cello. The End.
LP via Alerta Antifascista. Cassette via Halo Of Flies.


Baba Naga

Baba Naga is heavy, psychedelic, doom and gloom from the UK. The band states they they don't smoke or take trippy drugs but their live shows evoke that kind of feeling in the audience. A natural drug free high. I'm in. Drugs for sXe kids, man! Righteous!

O


"◯ isn´t just the letter. ◯ is the circle symbol,
The Band got together with the aim to create spheric musical landscapes. The music wants to take the audience on a turbulent journey somewhere between ambient and postrock and sometimes you can guess their musical roots found in punk/hardcore."

O is beautiful.

 I do not have their newest full length up for download so you should go buy it! I am. Also if you are a fan of Twin Peaks as I am you definitely need to hear their cover of the "Laura Palmer Theme Song" that is on the split with Planks.



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Oaf

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Vancouver's Oaf is a gritty, blown out, thrashing mess of distorted hardcore punk.  Their demo came out of nowhere and kicked me square in the face.  The production of their material is ugly in the best way and these driving tracks of blasting drum beats, frantic guitar riffs and fierce vocals are captured perfectly.  Not much else can be said so listen and have fun.  Dig.


Demo (2014)