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New Blood! ALLERGY, DESPERFECTO, and MODERN LOVE


December 18th, 2014 by

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

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Band name:
ALLERGY

Date & location formed:
33 weeks ago in Gainesville, FL (sent Nov. 15)

Reason for forming:
WE LOVE NOISE PUNK!!!!

What are your lyrics about?
Anti-war, paranoia, enemies, and “the bomb.”

How would you describe your sound?
Freak Rock // Noise Punk

Allergy (photo by Russell Woolery)

Allergy (photo by Russell Woolery)

What’s in the future for this band?
More recording and more shows. East coast tour happening in december/early january. Tour Tape and E.P. in the works.

Links and contact info:
allergygainesville.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
DESPERFECTO

Date & location formed:
Formed in March 2013 in Concepción, Chile, South America.

Reason for forming:
We began playing just for fun. We met one day to hang out, we didn’t know how to play, but we had a place where we could rehearse for hours. That made us play a lot, create and record the songs for the demo.

Comenzamos a tocar por amistad, luego de juntarnos un día a pasar la tarde, no sabíamos tocar instrumentos, pero teníamos un lugar donde ensayar por horas, por lo que, en poco tiempo logramos hacer y grabar las canciones del demo.

Desperfecto

What are your lyrics about?
The demo lyrics are about everything we love and everything we hate. certain types of attitude that we don’t like, and the fear to give up. Our newest songs on the other hand are much more negative, we dedicated our time to talk about what we can’t stand.

Las letras del demo hablan de las cosas que nos gustan y las que odiamos, de actitudes humanas que no nos gustan, y del miedo que tenemos a renunciar a nuestras ideas. La nuevas canciones que hemos hecho son mucho mas negativas en sus letras, nos dedicamos a hablar mas de lo que detestamos.

How would you describe your sound?
Our songs sound like what we could do with our instruments, simple punk influenced by very honest bands like Irreparables or Las Tímidas. People say that we sound like Vice Squad, Ultimo Resorte, Cocadictos and the like, basically primitive punk, female fronted bands.

Nuestras canciones suenan a lo que podiamos hacer con nuestros instrumentos, punk sencillo, influenciado por bandas actuales muy honestas como Irreparables o Las Tímidas. La gente dice que sonamos a Vice Squad, Ultimo Resorte, Cocadictos, osea bandas de punk primitivo con voz femenina.

What’s in the future for this band?
This month we are recording four new songs for a split CD with another band called Rehusar. They are from Talca, Chile. We would like to record again in early 2015 and check what we could do with those songs. We have played in a couple of sorrounding cities, now we would like to travel to further places and continue playing as much as we can.

Este mes grabaremos cuatro canciones nuevas para un CD split con la banda REHUSAR, ellos son de Talca, Chile. Nos gustaría grabar algunas canciones mas en enero/febrero y ver que podemos hacer con aquella grabacion. Hemos tocado en varias ciudades cercanas a la nuestra, nos gustaría seguir viajando y tocando en nuestra ciudad tanto como podamos.

Links and contact info:
desperfecto.bandcamp.com
discultura {at} yahoo(.)com
You can grab a copy of our demo with Rafael at Cabeza de Vaca Records: cabezadevacarecs {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
MODERN LOVE

Date & location formed:
Oslo, Norway, 2012. Played our first show with Urbanoia, Evolve and Noose.

Reason for forming:
Trying to breathe in the suffocating world of capitalism.

Modern Love (photo by Jon Mohajer)

Modern Love (photo by Jon Mohajer)

What are your lyrics about?
Alienaton. Isolation. Desperation. Dreams of a world outside the world without outside.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk. Some add the prefixes anarcho or post.

What’s in the future for this band?
We recently released a 4-song 7″ called Small Stone EP on Lilla Himmel Records, and just came home from a small UK tour, playing with great bands like Sievehead, Commiserations, Gloss Rejection and Kinshot. In the future we will record an LP.

Links and contact info:
modernlove.no

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature. Just send us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

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?

Along with the answers, please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), a logo if you have one, and links and contact info for the band to: mrrnewblood {at} gmail(.)com



New Blood! SPECULUM, STEVE CREATURE and NO CROSS


December 11th, 2014 by

Formerly a section of MRR magazine, New Blood is now a weekly web feature to spotlight new, up-and-coming bands. See below for info on how to submit your band. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

Band name:
SPECULUM

Date & location formed:
Feb. 2014 in Miami, FL (Little Haiti).

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a hardcore punk band.

What are your lyrics about?
Punk love, heart break, betrayal, bad kids, urban decay, snapping under the pressure of society, drunk skanking, vengeance, death.

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How would you describe your sound?
Little Haiti Hardcore, snotty punk, silly string and studs.

What’s in the future for this band?
Record full-length.

Links and contact info:
speculum9.bandcamp.com
Facebook page

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Steve Creature

Band name:
STEVE CREATURE

Date & location formed:
Started this tape project sometime in 2012 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Reason for forming:
Boredom. I bought a pack of 100 cassette tapes that could only record 2.5 minutes per side. I started recording little pop songs on these tapes and hiding them around my town. I thought it would be neat to offer custom cassettes where people can pick any two of my songs and I’ll record a tape and mail it out. A bit more personal than a 7” because no two tapes are alike…But they are tapes, so most people hate me from the start.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly self loathing.

How would you describe your sound?
Tape fuzz, acoustic guitar with sometimes a drum machine. My dog barks a lot when I record.

What’s in the future for this band?
First 100 tapes were on solid yellow, I’m almost out of my 2nd 100 on clearish yellow. I guess I’ll keep doing this until the tape company goes bankrupt.

Links and contact info:
Feel free to order a tape at stevecreature.blogspot.com or just walk around Lancaster, PA, and you might find one.
Photo is of my one tape I did for fussy fucker tapes, drawn by Liz Prince.

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No Cross

Band name:
NO CROSS

Date & location formed:
February 2014, Sunderland, UK.

Reason for forming:
Lack of music scene where we live despite its punk heritage and a urge to play. Bedroom demos were put together by myself (Jamie) and guitarist Jacka, we then recruited two friends; Dean who also plays in Sunderland legends HDQ & Josh from drone merchants Neolithic.

What are your lyrics about?
The duality of man, the complacency of the modern age, paranoia, fear, stress, matricide, genocide, pollution & the mundanity of my life and yours.

No Cross live

How would you describe your sound?
American ’80s and UK ’90s hardcore punk. This qoute has been applied: “Sounds like SS Decontrol hitting hard against Rudimentary Peni” – Steve Stewart, Jaded Eyes.

What’s in the future for this band?
New demo tape/CD very soon, more gigs and new material.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/nocrossband
nocross.bandcamp.com

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature. Just send us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

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! RIDE OR DIE, WET HEAVE and NAMATAY SA INGAY


December 6th, 2014 by

Formerly a section of MRR magazine, New Blood is now a weekly web feature to spotlight new, up-and-coming bands. See below for info on how to submit your band. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

Band name:
RIDE OR DIE

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Date & location formed:
Youngstown, Ohio, April 2014.

Reason for forming:
We were all sick of not being in bands and Lucy had never been in a band before. They were humming while we were kicking some ass playing corn hole. I asked if they would start a band with me and Rayne (Human Petting Zoo) offered to play drums. We practiced the next day and had a show in our friend’s garage the next week.

What are your lyrics about?
Queer issues, women’s rights, animal rights, personal issues, skateboarding, bike riding, being femme as fuck.

Ride or Die

How would you describe your sound?
Fast and in your face. Occasionally dark and dreary. Skate punx.

What’s in the future for this band?
Make tapes for our split with BA’AD TRIP, record a split with The Bijous, keep writing songs and booking shows with awesome bands that want to pass by our area, tour, then take over the world.

Links and contact info:
ride-or-die.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/rideordie.ytown
rayneblakeman {at} yahoo(.)com

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Band name:
WET HEAVE

Date & location formed:
November 2013, Bloomington, IN.

Reason for forming:
To cure boredom and write songs that reflect our way of life, soda pop dreams and pizza delivery service.

Wet Heave (photo by Mikey Medlicott)

Wet Heave (photo by Mikey Medlicott)

What are your lyrics about?
Usually about the people we loath, the moments we hate and the time we eat.

How would you describe your sound?
Lo-fi garage punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
A long road of raw riffs, strings broken and faces melted.

Links and contact info:
wetheave.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
NAMATAY SA INGAY

Date & location formed:
January 2014 in Queens, New York.

Reason for forming:
It’s a dream to form a punk band in New York City. That’s the plan when we all met. One day Rupert Estanislao of Aklasan Records told us he would help us release our demo. We immediately grabbed the opportunity. Friends back home [the Philippines] also encouraged us. We started out as drinking buddies just hanging out, the rest is history.

What are your lyrics about?
Our songs are mainly about the third world struggle, poverty and oppression. We have songs against discrimination, racism, homophobia and other shit. We write songs about the people we love and the people we hate, mostly based on real life experiences that we feel we should share to others, no limits. Some of the songs are in Tagalog and Bisaya (Filipino languages).

Namatay Sa Ingay

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is a product of the Philippine hardcore punk scene in the 1980s. Our influences include bands like Dead Ends, GI and the Idiots, Intoxication of Violence, Betrayed and Urban Bandits.

What’s in the future for this band?
We will be touring the West Coast next year for Aklasan Fest and play with other Pinoy punk bands based here in the US. A 7″ is also a possibility.

Links and contact info:
namataysaingay.bandcamp.com

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature. Just send us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

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?

Along with the answers, please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), a logo if you have one, and links and contact info for the band to: mrrnewblood {at} gmail(.)com



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…

Gongfermour logo

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.

Gongfermour

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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Do you have or know of an awesome new band? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature. Just send us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

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.

Reverie

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.

Aborticidio

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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Do you have or know of an awesome new band? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature. Just send us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

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?

Along with the answers, please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), a logo if you have one, and links and contact info for the band to: mrrnewblood {at} gmail(.)com