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Maximum Rocknroll #388 • Sep 2015

Maximum Rocknroll #388 • Sep 2015

MRR #388, the September Issue, features interviews with New Orleans mold breaking freak-punks MYSTIC INANE, ...

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Blast From the Past: Luk Haas and Tam 89 Records

This ran in MRR #307/Dec ’08. OUT OF PRINT A few months back Luk Haas ...

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Gattopardo (photo by Mateus Mondini)

MRR Radio #1463 • 7/26/15

Special guest Ben Paulsen joins Matt and plays some great stuff from his label Commodity ...

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Blast From the Past: Really Red Part Two! U-Ron Speaks

This originally ran in MRR #326/July ’10, which you can grab here Deep South Punk Legends ...

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Blast From the Past: Really Red PART ONE

This originally ran in MRR #323/Apr ’10, which you can grab here It’s Not Just Entertainment: ...

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New Blood! MOOR MOTHER GODDESS, MALPORTADO KIDS, and HUMAN FORM


July 22nd, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
MOOR MOTHER GODDESS

Date & location formed:
Philadelphia, December 2013/2014.

Moor Mother Goddess (photo by d1L0)

Moor Mother Goddess (photo by d1L0)

Reason for forming:
Wanted to start a solo project different from my band The Mighty Paradocs.

What are your lyrics about?
ABOUT BEING A BLK WOMAN IN THE PUNK SCENE, POLICE BRUTALITY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND GUN VIOLENCE, BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM, SYSTEMATIC RACISM.

How would you describe your sound?
Low fi/dark rap/chill step/blk girl blues/witch rap/coffee shop riot gurl songs/southern girl dittys/black ghost songs/love chants/african warrior spells/kongo hoodoo/holly hill Mississippi root jams/project housing bop/baptism jazz/Black quantum futurism/anthropology of conscience/scorpion gospel/Lima dream music/slaveship punk/soultronic beats/afrofuturist funk/death poems.

What’s in the future for this band?
Overseas tours and new zines, making more split tapes with other bands.

Links and contact info:
https://moormothergoddess.bandcamp.com
http://mmgzmmgz.tumblr.com
https://soundcloud.com/moor-goddess

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Band name:
MALPORTADO KIDS

Date & location formed:
Providence, RI 2014

Reason for forming:
We also play in the more straight up punk band Downtown Boys. We wanted a new aesthetic vehicle to carry our propaganda to other worlds.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are focused around political anthemic ideas about Chicananess, identity crisis and resistance, and struggle.

Malportado Kids

Malportado Kids (photo by Jesse Ponkamo)

How would you describe your sound?
Blown out punk global bass

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully we are able to play shows and make recordings that help build a space for people who want it most. Hope the future is a manifestation of our greatest dreams and expression of anger meeting empathy.

Links and contact info:
http://malportadokids.bandcamp.com/
Order our record: http://deadlabour.com/
malportadokids {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
HUMAN FORM

Date & location formed:
Formed Autumn ’14 in London, UK. Demo was recorded in January of this year and we played our first show in February.

Reason for forming:
Falling in and out of love and hate with each other.

What are your lyrics about?
Avoiding human contact; failures of the not-so-distant future; Self-dizgust, self-congratulatory art projects; orgasms of the past, current hangovers; ripping it all up and not starting again, these are not/might well be the last days.

How would you describe your sound?
Bad-weathered/ill-tempered dark & doomy punk with a heavy derby of regional British accents. Strong West Coast influence (total WIPERS worship through to PERENNIAL DEATH) meets YOUNG GINNS or MOSS ICON, and a bit of recent Sydney scraw (OILY BOYS) thrown in there somewhere too.

What’s in the future for this band?
Unsure, we just played our best show yet supporting VEXX, but the guitarist and bassist just broke up so maybe we did too.

Human Form

Human Form

Links and contact info:
https://humanforming.bandcamp.com
humanformband {at} gmail(.)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 email 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?
7) Links and contact info:

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

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



Record of the Week: NO


July 22nd, 2015 by

NO – “Treating People Like They Don’t Exist” MLP
These Londoners have really outdone themselves this time. While I whole-heartedly enjoyed the self-titled 12” on Static Shock, this record is definitely the next level. The recording here is much akin to “the lunatic ravings of a one-off man-mental!” Somehow the guitar has this brittle clean tone clarity while still being completely overdriven. The bass and drums are heavier than an anvil dropped onto a baby grand and still retain precision and punchiness. On top of all that is this completely feral, animalistic, snarling vocal. All of this alone would make a good record, but it is the totally inventive songwriting that makes this a great record. One more reason UK hardcore is back on the map…with a vengeance. Do yourself and your neighbors a favor. (Jon Kortland)

(La Vida Es Un Mus)



Top Tens from MRR #387 • August 2015


July 21st, 2015 by

By popular demand, we present our reviewers’ Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the August 2015 issue, MRR #387.
Buy it now!!


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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
NO – Treating People Like They Don’t Exist 12”
MYSTIC INANE – Ode To Joy EP
NUN – LP / VEXX – Give and Take EP
SHOVELS – LP / FLESH WORLD – LP, EP, & live
BÖRN – Engan Skal Hungra EP
SWIFTUMZ – Everybody Loves Chris LP
DOWNTOWN BOYS – Full Communism LP
CHROME CRANKS – LP / THE PACIFICS – EP
PERMANENT RUIN – Are You Ready to Sacrifice? LP
PHATIMA RUDE – live

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
DOWNTOWN BOYS – Full Communism LP
MOSKWA – Nigdy! LP
BLAZING EYE – No Outside EP
NARCOESTADO – CS
DVA MINUTA MRŽNJE – both EPs
KUUDES SILMÄ – Kuolemaa EP
BÖRN – EP and live
TRAGIEDIA – Punk ’Til Destruction LP
WARHEAD – LP
NIGHTERS – Drop Down Dead EP

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
KUUDES SILMÄ – Kuolemaa EP
WARHEAD – LP
PLASTIC CAVES – “Dispossessed/Cold Remains”
NIGHTERS – Drop Down Dead EP
GAS CHAMBER – Stained Hand EP
DVA MINUTA MRŽNJE – both EPs
REPAIRS – “Decay/Cycle” 45
BLAZING EYE – EP / CEMETERY – LP
BROCRUSHER / CRONE – live
KOBAN / VATS – live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
SWIFTUMZ – Everybody Loves Chris LP
FLESH WORLD – The Wild Animals In My Life LP
BALLROOM – 12”
DAWN OF HUMANS – Slurping at the Cosmos Spine LP
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS – Stay Home!! LP
ACTION SWINGERS – Quit While You’re Ahead LP
BLACK TIME – Aerial Gobs of Love LP
RAYS – live
NOTS – live
EX-CULT – live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins

GAS CHAMBER – Stained Hand EP
CRAP – CS / SPACE IS HAUNTED – CS
BÖRN – Engan Skal Hungra EP
ABNORMI – Noidankehä EP
WARHEAD – LP
GORILLAxMONSOON / VEXED – split CS
FLESH WORLD – LP, EP, & live
V/A – Death Trap From Hell CD
LITOVSK – CS
DESERT OF TOMORROW – both CDs

 

 

Layla Gibbon

Layla Gibbon
VEXX – Give and Take EP
MYSTIC INANE – Ode To Joy EP
NUN – LP
BLACK TIME – Aerial Gobs of Love LP
FLESH WORLD – The Wild Animals In My Life LP
PEACH KELLI POP – LP
SHOVELS – LP / SWIFTUMZ – Everybody Loves Chris LP
NO – Treating People Like They Don’t Exist LP
THE SPLITS – II LP
DOWNTOWN BOYS – Full Communism LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz – live
PERMANENT RUIN – Are You Ready to Sacrifice? LP
DOWNTOWN BOYS – Full Communism LP
FREAK VIBE – “Cuss Gang/Jesus in the Kitchen”
SAVAGEHEADS – Wrong Side of the Law EP
BRUDTE LØFTER – Køvenhabn EP
FLESH WORLD – The Wild Animals In My Life LP
FLEABITE – What’s Up EP
CLOCKED OUT – LP
SEVERE – Distorted Views LP
SNOOTY GARBAGEMEN – LP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
RATS REST – Hedonite 45
VEXX – Give and Take EP
TENEMENT – Predatory Headlights 2xLP
50 MILLION – CS
MYSTIC INANE – Ode To Joy EP
FREAK VIBE – “Cuss Gang/Jesus in the Kitchen”
SCUMRAID – Rip Up EP
NATURAL CAUSES – LP
BÖRN – Engan Skal Hungra EP
PHATIMA RUDE – live

Kenny Kaos
WARM SODA – Symbolic Dream LP
PEACH KELLI POP – LP
DER FADDEN – “Best Guess/Filaments”
BAD WEED – Hillside EP
MAKEOUTS – Svarta Läder EP
ACTION SWINGERS – Quit While You’re Ahead LP
DOWNTOWN BOYS – Full Communism LP
JIM TABLOWSKI EXPERIENCE – Home Street Home EP
THE PACIFICS – Say You Love Me EP
BUMMER’S EVE – Fly on the Wall/Blue

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SWIFTUMZ – Everybody Loves Chris LP
BLACK TIME – Aerial Gobs Of Love LP
THE PACIFICS – Say You Love Me EP
MARY BELL – Vultures EP / FLEABITE – What’s Up EP
PERMANENT RUIN – Are You Ready To Sacrifice? LP
VEXX – Give And Take EP / FREAK VIBE – Cuss Gang 45
DAWN OF HUMANS – Slurping At The Cosmos Spine LP
PISSE – Mit Schinken durch die Menopause LP
NUN – LP / REMA-REMA – Entry/Exit 12”
Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise – film

Ray Lujan
DER FADDEN – “Best Guess/Filaments”
DOWNTOWN BOYS – Full Communism LP
LAURICE – Best of Vol. 2 LP
LEGENDARY WINGS – Do You See? LP
MARY BELL – Vultures EP
NUN – LP / TOMBOY – Sweetie LP
TOXIC REASONS – Essential Independence CD/DVD
WARM SODA – Symbolic Dream LP
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET – live
UK SUBS – live / REFUSED – live

Lydiya!Lydiya
AUSENCIA / TOZCOS / FUNDAMENTAL – live
SADICOS / DRAPETOMANIA / MUTANT ITCH – live
MOSKWA – Nigdy! LP / BLAZING EYE – No Outside EP
KURRAKA – LP / CHROME CRANKS – LP
DVA MINUTA MRŽNJE – both EPs
KUUDES SILMÄ – Kuolemaa EP / NO – 12”
NIGHTERS – EP / NATURAL CAUSES – LP
TRAGIEDIA – LP / KALTE LUST – LP
PERMANENT RUIN – LP / ABNORMI – Noidankehä EP
BÖRN – Engan Skal Hungra EP / HERPES – Fight On EP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
DOWNTOWN BOYS – Full Communism LP
SHEER MAG – Fan The Flames EP
FLESH WORLD – EP & LP
PISSE – 12” / KURRAKA – LP
VEXX – EP / MYSTIC INANE – EP
DAWN OF HUMANS – Slurping at the Cosmos Spine LP
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS – Stay Home!! LP
ANASAZI – Nasty Witch Rock LP
SWIFTUMZ – Everybody Loves Chris LP
RATS REST – Hedonite 45

Lena

Lena

Lena
KUUDES SILMÄ – Kuolemaa EP
DVA MINUTA MRŽNE – Došao Je Kraj EP
BAD WEED – Hillside EP
MOSKWA – Nigdy! LP
THE PACIFICS – Say You Love Me EP
SAVAGEHEADS – Wrong Side of the Law EP
KÜKEN – LP
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE – live
WARSONG – live
JOYRIDE! – live

Eli Wald

Eli Wald

Eli Wald
MYSTIC INANE — Ode to Joy EP
NO — Treating People Like They Don’t Exist LP
VEXX — Give and Take EP
FLESH WORLD — The Wild Animals In My Life LP
PURE DISGUST — Chained EP
NUN — LP
SHEER MAG — Fan the Flames EP
SCUMRAID — Rip Up EP
BLACK TIME — Aerial Gobs Of Love LP
SHOVELS — LP



Monday Photo Blog: Jack Pitt


July 20th, 2015 by

Jack Pitt has sent a few flix to the Monday Photo Blog from the K-town Hardcore Fest this past June, which was held at Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen. For more from Jack, check out riotintheinfirmary.

Orden Mundial at the K-town Hardcore Fest at Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen. (photo by Jack Pitt)

Ajax at the K-town Hardcore Fest at Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen. (photo by Jack Pitt)

Impalers at the K-town Hardcore Fest at Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen. (photo by Jack Pitt)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: photoblog {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com. Include your name, a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever), and the band (or subject), date and location of each photo. Just send your best photos — edit tightly. Three to seven photos is plenty, and it’s best to send pictures of different bands. Please do not send watermarked photos. Please make your photos 72 dpi and about 600–800 pixels at the longest side. Not everything sent in will be posted, and a response is not guaranteed, but we do appreciate all of your contributions. Feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!



MRR Radio #1462 • 7/19/15


July 19th, 2015 by

Layla attempted to get DICK DIVER to guest DJ but the redwoods were calling, so here is an audio solo descent into total collapse…

Play
Plastix

Plastix

Intro song:
PERE UBU – Cloud 149

Recently-released ragers
NOTS – Shelf Life
CCTV – Paranoia
BRANDO’S ISLAND – Autism Vision
PIERRE ET BASTIAN – Femme
SILVER SHADOWS – Night Drive

Might as well die?
MAD VIRGINS – I’m a Computer
BLAST – Damned Flame
NO FORM – Goddess of Fire
BROKEN TALENT – Might as Well Die
PLASTIX – Ungustios

Button up and kill!
AIGO TAXICO – Fukishima
VIOLENCE CREEPS – Drop Out
FLESH WORLD – Strawberry Bomber
SHEER MAG – Button Up
THE TSUNAMIS – Kill Kill Kill

Biffed Up DNA
CONEHEADS – Lizard Lady
PEACH KELLI POP – Big Man
THE ACHTUNGS – I Like You Alot
ANDY HUMAN – Biffed Up
TROPICAL TRASH – DNA Smoke

Use It or Lose It
SOBERAMA PERSONAL – Tapos
NO – Toil
BØRN – Einskis Virdi

Outro song:
CONFLICT – Listen to the News

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!