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New Blood! GONGFERMOUR, DEEP CREEPS, SOCIALITE and PRETTY HURTS


November 20th, 2014 by

MRR magazine’s new-band section “New Blood” is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

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Band name:
GONGFERMOUR

Date & location formed:
We formed in Omaha, NE, in May 2011 with Dinghaas on guitar/vocals and Dave Diction on synths/vocals. Currently in addition to the founding members we have Sean on bass and Rat Think on drums.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a punk rock band with synths, who we felt were lacking in our local scene as well as in the global punk rock world. We felt we were on the same page in musical influences and needed a catharsis for our angst.

What are your lyrics about?
Sexual frustration, the dehumanizing working world, struggling to resist conformity as you hit your 30s and confronting stupidity

How would you describe your sound?
A nice mix of DEVO, the Dickies, Sparks, Big Black, Killing Joke and the Lords of the New Church. Some songs are angry and aggressive while others are more quirky and upbeat.

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Gongfermour (photo by Jason Husak)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re currently on hiatus until the new year when Rat Think adjusts to being a father. We plan on releasing a split EP with our friend/shared member band Buggy Lewis and the Rabbit Grenades in March. Hopefully more out of town shows and a small tour of the Midwest will be in the works.

Links and contact info:
Gongfermour Facebook page

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Band name:
DEEP CREEPS

Date & location formed:
September 2013. Boise, Idaho.

Reason for forming:
Longtime friends that rip.

Deep Creeps (photo by Ellen Rumel)

Deep Creeps (photo by Ellen Rumel)

What are your lyrics about?
Our drummer is a garlic farmer and our lyrical content is about issues related to community-based farming.

How would you describe your sound?
Weirdo Punk. Mutant Hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re getting some studio time this winter, and planning a Northwest US tour in late March 2015.

Links and contact info:
creepsdeep {at} gmail(.)com
www.deepcreepsmusic.com
deepcreeps.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
SOCIALITE

Date & location formed:
March of 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.

Reason for forming:
Jeff wrote some songs shortly after moving to Philly, and Ian wanted to do something hard and blown out.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly my conflict with being an irresponsible piece of shit, mixed in with some other unimportant punk nonsense

How would you describe your sound?
80s Boston hardcore mixed with some slimy mid-tempo rock riffs. Plenty of stomp, plenty of spirit.

What’s in the future for this band?
Write more songs, record some of them. do some weekend trips and keep playing cool shows in cool Philadelphia. Life Is Cool.

Links and contact info:
stupidsocialite.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
PRETTY HURTS

Date & location formed:
End of 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

Reason for forming:
Having a band that plays dark and intense punk music.

What are your lyrics about?
Disappointment, irritability, alienation, teen-angst, nightmares involving spiders and hypnagogic hallucinations, creating some sort of movement… everyday stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark and intense punk music.

What’s in the future for this band?
Consistently putting out music and touring. Maybe creating some sort of movement. We’ll see.

Links and contact info:
prettyhurts.bandcamp.com
prettyhurts {at} mail(.)de

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1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?

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New Blood! REVERIE, ABORTICIDIO and xMAPKOx


November 13th, 2014 by

MRR magazine’s “New Blood” section is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

Band name:
REVERIE

Date & location formed:
September 2012 in Buffalo, NY.

Reason for forming:
Sean (vocals) started writing songs with Joey (guitars) and had trouble getting together with our original drummer due to his very busy schedule. Matt (bass) and Rich H. (former drummer) were a part of another band Sean was in. The two bands combined after Joey heard a song we wrote and just decided to combine the two bands into Reverie.

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What are your lyrics about?
I (Sean) write mostly about situations that I’ve been in, what they’ve meant to me. I also tend to write about the lack of god, monsters, and the plethora of shit I hate.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast, aggressive, melodic punk. Rites of Spring meets Cursed.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a record coming out soon that we are self releasing and our recording a EP this winter.

Links and contact info:
reverieny.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
ABORTICIDIO

Date & location formed:
We started writing and recording instrumental shitty songs in Summer 2012, but we became a “real band” late last year. We’re from Mexico City and its metropolitan area.

Reason for forming:
Boredom maybe. Two of us play in Avichines, but we wanted to make a new band that sound like Gudon, Nightmare, Chicken Bowels, Matsuji, and those mid/late ’80s Japanese thrash-hardcore bands. There were no Hispanic bands playing that kind of hardcore, so we started the band. Somehow we ended up sounding completely different, now we play noise punk.

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Aborticidio (photo by Branny [Día Final])

What are your lyrics about?
Most of our lyrics are about drinking, girls, feeling stuck and depressed, hating everything and everybody, being uncomfortable everywhere, hating the idea of growing up and having to work and live in a stupid third-world country, and stuff like that. Some other songs are a little bit more optimistic, and talk about how much we love punk, and that feeling that nothing else in the world matters if you’re listening to a great punk rock record, or partying with your good friends.

How would you describe your sound?
Think of your favorite Japanese noisecore bands… Confuse, Gai, The Swankys, So What, State Children, Z, Tranquilizer, Gloom, Dust Noise, etc. We don’t sound like them.

What’s in the future for this band?
Release some 7″ records, maybe an LP or two. Tour the US, Europe, Japan, Canada, and if it’s possible Central and South America, Australia and Southeast Asia; contract AIDS and an alcoholic liver disease on those tours, and then die.

Links and contact info:
aborticidio.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/Aborticidio

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xMAPKOx (photo by Hristo Krstevski)

Band name:
xMAPKOx

Date & location formed:
This project started in the winter in 2014 in Skopje, Macedonia.

Reason for forming:
I was in a hardcore band but we didn’t tour. Also in that time I got heavy into folk punk so the plan was simple: to write songs as much as possible and to go on tour.

What are your lyrics about?
Well, the lyrics are describing the life in Macedonia. After the fall of Yugoslavia, Macedonia was (maybe still is) in the transition process and was looking to change the system. But during that period a lot of people lost their jobs and the political parties had (still have) the big part if you want to have a job. So basically my lyrics are about social changes and some of my life experience.

How would you describe your sound?
Angry acoustic folk punk….Think a mix of Neil Young and Ian MacKaye.

What’s in the future for this band?
I’m planing to release some splits soon and after that to release a full-length album and to tour…

Links and contact info:
xmapkox.bandcamp.com

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2) Date & location formed:
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5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?

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New Blood! BRICKLAYER, TURTLE NECK, CONSOLIDATED PLASTICS and MALOKIO


November 6th, 2014 by

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Bricklayer

Band name:
BRICKLAYER

Date & location formed:
Bricklayer formed out of the ashes of Grimace in 2013, members live in Olympia and Seattle.

Reason for forming:
We formed because the guitar player for Grimace had to leave the band to take care of some life stuff and we all still wanted to continue the band but didn’t feel right doing it without him. Changed the name, added our friend Che to the lineup and boom! Bootdozer rides again.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are all written by Malcolm.

How would you describe your sound?
The sound is a blend of US hardcore , Oi, and good street punk. The sound is Grimace.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing a record and touring.

Links and contact info:
bricklayer.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
TURTLE NECK

Date & location formed:
Formed in the Clown Farm basement in Oly at the end of 2013.

Reason for forming:
I wrote all the songs for it when Adjustment To Society was broken down in Arizona for eight days and wrote them down on a Pepsi box. My best bud Taylor and I had conceptualized the band years ago. All the members skate aggressively and love punk.

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What are your lyrics about?
Every single song is about skateboarding and how badass it is.

How would you describe your sound?
The songs are UK82 style with some melodic ’77 punk intros and some rock ’n’ roll. All the music Taylor and I loved when we were 13 and 14, ha.

What’s in the future for this band?
The future is certain for Turtle Neck. Skateboarding comes first, then the band. A West Coast tour is being planned for this fall. Shout outs to Seth Pickett Stick-it.

Links and contact info:
turtleneck.bandcamp.com

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Consolidated Plastics photo cred The Commish

Consolidated Plastics (photo by The Commish)

Band name:
CONSOLIDATED PLASTICS

Date & location formed:
Fall equinox 2013. Also known as Todd’s landing date.

Reason for forming:
To express ourselves in a healthy and creative way.

What are your lyrics about?
Daily frustrations, various artistic movements of the 20th century, and the Home Shopping Network.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock ’n’ roll for test tube babies.

What’s in the future for this band?
First to be a significant building. Once achieved, total destruction.

Links and contact info:
consolidatedplastics.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
MALOKIO

Date & location formed:
September 2013 in Montreal, Quebec.

Reason for forming:
We were in the band Silent Bones. We went on tour and the singer left the band when we came back, so we asked Lisa to sing, wrote a new set, and here we are.

What are your lyrics about?
Angry anarchist love songs sung in Italian, English, Spanish, and French that talk about a love/hate relationship with city life. Allegorical narratives influenced by science fiction and horror about systemic problems in society.

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How would you describe your sound?
Melodic punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a demo coming out soon and we want to play more shows outside of Montreal.

Links and contact info:
malokio.bandcamp.com

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2) Date & location formed:
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4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?

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New Blood! SCHLEIM , CHAINSHOT, MORON and ANONYMOUSE


October 30th, 2014 by

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Band name:
SCHLEIM

Date & location formed:
We formed winter of 2013 in the basement of Thrillhouse Records in San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
Cause punk’s not dead and we wanna kill it.

What are your lyrics about?
Stabbing cops, petting cats, hating ATMs, crimes.

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How would you describe your sound?
Post-performance art pop-punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
I think were probably gonna go get a pizza from Safeway, or something.

Links and contact info:
www.facebook.com/pages/Schleim/1515746371972111

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chainshot

Band name:
CHAINSHOT

Date & location formed:
Nashville, TN, in May 2014.

Reason for forming:
To bring hardcore punk to Music City.

What are your lyrics about?
Love, suicide, murder, shootings, paranoia, joking about things that aren’t fucking funny, work, daily life, bad moons.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast hardcore from the Midwest circa early ’80s.

What’s in the future for this band?
We hope to have our second 7” soon.

Links and contact info:
Our first 7″ is at primitiveprison.bandcamp.com/album/chainshot-7
primitiveprison {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
MORON

Date & location formed:
January 2014, Western Mass.

Reason for forming:
Our other bands were winding down and Marc had songs written for many years with no band to play them. Moron is basically a vehicle for us to party and scratch that itch.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re poetic and abstract takes on traditional rock and roll themes and “the human condition.”

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How would you describe your sound?
’80s New York Hardcore meets classic heavy metal. For fans of Motörhead, Bl’ast, Stooges, Germs, ACDC, Danzig, Poison Idea, Black Sabbath, Gauze, Amebix, Youth Of Today, Antidote.

What’s in the future for this band?
Touring the US over the next year, a single on Community Chest, and currently finishing up an LP.

Links and contact info:
tamperedreels.bandcamp.com/album/moron-demo
marpaucan {at} gmail(.)com

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anonymouse

Band name:
ANONYMOUSE

Date & location formed:
2014 in Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
We got together to make your ears bleed.

What are your lyrics about?
Anarchy and our life and stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like a bunch of angry monkeys on amphetamines.

What’s in the future for this band?
We exist to not sell out and hopefully not die in the process.

Links and contact info:
anonymouseband.bandcamp.com
anonyourbusiness {at} gmail(.)com

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2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?

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New Blood! GO DIE, BA’AD TRIP and TRRASH


October 23rd, 2014 by

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Band name:
GO DIE

Date & location formed:
Formed in mid-2013, Orange, CA.

Reason for forming:
We formed Go Die as a way to get all out all the ideas, diatribes and poetry swimming around in our heads, and to deliver it in short, personal, catchy blasts of punk rock. Not to mention we are two dudes who have been best friends for fifteen years. Two best friends getting to make music we love and sharing it with new ears, while making new friends along the way…that’s reason enough in itself.

What are your lyrics about?
We write about personal, first-hand experiences of our lives, as well as more daunting topics that come with living in an encroaching dystopia; being swelled with anger and discontentment over topics like police brutality, inequality, diluted and cookie-cutter suburban life, stale musical scenes, failed families, and anti-intellectualism, to name a few. We were reared on punk rock that challenged what we knew, and made us seek out more information. If we have one mission for our lyrics, it would be for them to not be the last word on a topic, but to either open up a discussion or to simply be a launching off point for the listener to delve into the subject matter. We aim to challenge and engage.

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How would you describe your sound?
We like to be heavy and noisy, but more importantly, melodic. We strive to get out of our own comfort zones, and to venture into new punk territory. There is no allegiance to any particular aesthetic; there is no slavish devotion to capturing a bygone era’s sonic discoveries. We’ve been influenced by every corner of the punk rock map, but choose to chart our own, new territory. It’s been tough to pinpoint what exactly our sound is, but we like calling it Nail House (mainly because making up sub-genres is fun).

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully continuing to play DIY spots around Southern California, as well as across the US at some point (this would be a dream come true). Really, the future is to just keep making music as two best friends, while making more friends along the way, connecting with people who are just as angry and fed up with shit as we are, and feeding off that energy and dialogue to continue making more albums.

Links and contact info:
godie.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
BA’AD TRIP

Date & location formed:
Formed in January 2013 in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Moved to Pittsburgh, PA, August 2013.

Reason for forming:
I started this as a one person recording project so I could put out some songs I had written. It’s grown into a live band now.

What are your lyrics about?
death. suicide. puke. skateboards. destruction. gender and sexuality issues. possession.

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Ba’ad Trip (photo by Ehren Kaz)

How would you describe your sound?
Lo-Fi punk. Heavily influenced by garage punk, surf punk and Rudimentary Peni. Reverb everywhere.

What’s in the future for this band?
I’m working on a split tape with a new queer punk band from Youngstown, OH, called RIDE. Putting out a 7″ of stuff recorded with the dudes in the live band. Hopefully an LP and some more splits by spring 2015. Trying to start touring in the spring of 2015 too.

Links and contact info:
baadtrip.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/baadtrip

Logo by Dustin McChesney — dustinmcchesney.tumblr.com

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Trrash

Band name:
TRRASH

Date & location formed:
Februrary 2014 at the Nuthole in Seattle, WA.

Reason for forming:
Convenience. We all live together.

What are your lyrics about?
Against popular belief there are some lyrics among all the nasally sounds.

How would you describe your sound?
Ugly noisy garbage music with itchy vocals.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hoping to do a West Coast tour in winter or spring.

Links and contact info:
www.soundcloud.com/53rd/trrash-demo-full
psychedtodie {at} gmail(.)com

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5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?

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