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Top Tens from MRR #384 • May 2015


April 18th, 2015 by

By popular demand, we present our reviewers’ Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the May 2015 issue, MRR #384.
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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Don’t Wake Me Up 7”
SHITFUCKS – Det Är Ditt Fel EP
CCR HEADCLEANER – Cokesmoker 12”
PART 1 – Pictures of Pain LP / PRAG – Gas EP
ISOLIERBAND – Keine Gnade/Kontrolle 7”
VATICAN DAGGER – Not to Be/The Mess 7”
QUAALUDES – EP / CAL AND THE CALORIES 7”
RITUAL CONTROL – Inoculation EP
BROKEN WATER/BAUS – live

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
RIXE – Coups et Blessures EP
LIÉ – Consent LP
INSTIGATORS – Nobody Listens Anymore LP
POHJASAKKA – Maailma Täynnä Vihaa EP
DEAD CULT – Ghosts Still Dance/No Religion
QUAALUDES – Nothing New EP
SUICIDAS – Los Primeros 7”s 12”
VIOLETA VIL – Mujeres Ulaga LP
RADIOACTIVITY – live
TERVEET KÄDET/AUSENCIA – live

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
SUICIDAS – Los Primeros 7”s 12”
RITUAL CONTROL – Inoculation EP
SIN ORDEN – Raices de Resistencia LP
DISCARD – Death From Above EP
TRTRKMMR – Avec la Souillure Nous… LP
LIFE – The World Lies Across Them LP
DEATH SENTENCE – Ryan Exhumed LP
POPULATION – Relic/Morning Dawn 7”
G.L.O.S.S./GENERACION SUICIDA – live
MÖRPHEME/ÖTZI/EXHAAUST – live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
VATICAN DAGGER – Not To Be/The Mess 7”
QUAALUDES – Nothing New EP
CHICKEN CHAIN – Birth of the Googus LP
SUNDAY PAINTERS – In My Dreams LP
THE INSULTS – Stiff Love EP
FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS – LP
DD OWEN – Windian Records Subscription Series #3 7”
FIRST BASE – You’ve Got a Hold On Me EP
CAL AND THE CALORIES – Bastard in a Yellow Suit 7”
OBNOX – Boogaloo Rated LP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
TRTRKMMR – Avec La Souillure Nous… LP
RIXE – Coups et Blessures EP / LIFE CHAIN – live
PISSING MATCH – demo tape
NUDITY – Astronomicon LP / GAS CHAMBER – live
V/A – This Is West Coast… tape
GARYU – From Reality CD
SCAB EATER – Constant Failure EP
NÜ-KLĒ–əR BLAST SUNTAN – Prophetic Visions
VIOLETA VIL – Mujeres Ulaga LP
DISROTTED – LP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
THE COLTRANES – Cat of Nine Tails EP
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Don’t Wake Me Up 7”
ISOLIERBAND – Keine Gnade/Kontrolle 7”
SUSAN – Just Call It EP / SUNDAY PAINTERS – LP
VATICAN DAGGER – Not To Be/The Mess 7”
CAL AND THE CALORIES – Bastard in a Yellow Suit 7”
SHITFUCKS – Det Är Ditt Fel EP
WILDHONEY – Like Me EP
QUAALUDES – Nothing New EP / LIÉ – Consent LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
PILLAGE – Lash Out EP
PRAG – Gas EP
NUDITY – Astronomicon LP
DEAD CULT – Ghosts Still Dance/No Religion
QUAALUDES – Nothing New EP
SOLUTIONS – Life of Joy 12”
SCAB EATER – Constant Failure EP
RITUAL CONTROL – Inoculation EP
RADIOACTIVITY – live
HOUNDS OF HATE – live

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
TRTRKMMR – Avec La Souillure Nous… LP
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
RITUAL CONTROL – Inoculation EP
CAL AND THE CALORIES – Bastard in a Yellow Suit 7”
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Don’t Wake Me Up 7”
QUAALUDES – Nothing New EP
SOLUTIONS – Life of Joy 12”
XETAS – The Redeemer LP
RADIOACTIVITY/GENERACION SUICIDA – live
WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET? – live

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy
QUAALUDES – Nothing New EP
V/A – Quadrature Du Carré EP
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Don’t Wake Me Up 7”
V/A – Windian Subscription Series #3 6×7” boxset
TIGER HIGH – Inside the Acid Coven LP
STUPORHERO – Clams? LP
CHICKEN CHAIN – Birth of the Googus LP
LIÉ – Consent LP / THE INSULTS – Stiff Love EP
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
SUICIDAS – Los Primeros 7”s 12” / THE POP GROUP – live

Ray Lujan
FIRST BASE – You’ve Got A Hold On Me EP
FLATLINERS – Resuscitation Of The Year/Fangs
HAGAR THE WOMB – Life of Lies EP
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Don’t Wake Me Up 7”
MODERN ACTION – Molotov Solution CD
NUDITY – Astronomicon LP
STRUNG OUT – Transmission.Alpha.Delta LP
SOMERSET THROWER – Falling Swingers EP
CH3 – live / THE CROWD – live
THE POP GROUP – live / RADIOACTIVITY – live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
PRAG – Gas EP
RIXE – Coups et Blessures EP
ISOLIERBAND – Keine Gnade/Kontrolle 7”
CAL AND THE CALORIES – Bastard in a Yellow Suit 7”
SUICIDAS – Los Primeros 7”s 12”
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Don’t Wake Me Up 7”
VATICAN DAGGER – Not to Be/The Mess 7”
TRTRKMMR – Avec La Souillure Nous… LP
SUICIDE/PHARMAKON – live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
QUAALUDES – Nothing New EP
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
STRANGLED – Body Bag 12”
SUICIDAS – Los Primeros 7”s 12”
LIFE – The World Lies Across Them LP
PRAG – Gas EP
RIXE – Coups et Blessures EP
SHITFUCKS – Det Är Ditt Fel EP
RITUAL CONTROL – Inoculation EP
VIOLETA VIL – Mujeres Ulaga LP

Lena

Lena

Lena — NEW TOP TENNER!!
UKRYTE ZALETY SYSTEMU – CD
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
MISCALCULATIONS – A View for Glass Eyes LP
SUICIDAS – Los Primeros 7”s 12”
AMOEBAS – Telephone/Ain’t About Her 7″
WILDHONEY – Like Me EP
RIXE – Coups et Blessures EP
STRANGLED – Body Bag 12”
GENERACION SUICIDA – live
RULETA RUSA – Me Dan Asco EP and live

Eli Wald

Eli Wald

Eli Wald — Still new!
SUNDAY PAINTERS – In My Dreams LP
PART 1 – Pictures of Pain LP
VATICAN DAGGER – Not to Be/The Mess 7″
CHICKEN CHAIN – Birth of the Googus LP
WILDHONEY – Like Me EP
RIXE – Coups et Blessures EP
BARCELONA – Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona 12”
CCR HEADCLEANER – Cokesmoker 12”
VIOLETA VIL – Mujeres Ulaga LP
G.L.O.S.S. – live

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Top Ten Zines
Car vs. Pedestrian
Cretins of Distortion #6
Disposable #3 & 4
Equalizing Distort Vol. 15 #1
Ghost Pine: Boys #13
Not Like You #3
Nuts #15
PUS, Spring 2015
Something For Nothing #71
Termbo #1



Create to Destroy! 1984 Printing


April 17th, 2015 by

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This interview is with Richard of 1984 Printing who was affected by the recent fire in West Oakland that started in a building attached to their building. Others who live in the AK Press building, also attached to the building where the fire started, were devastated by this harrowing incident in which two people died and massive damage was caused. Approximately 30 people have been relocated at present. I wanted to raise awareness and encourage monetary support as the two DIY businesses severely affected, 1984 Printing and AK Press,  are staples in our Oakland community and our international punk community. Your support is needed!

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What do you need the most of right now?
Mainly financial support for us and all the other tenants here. We have never asked for help before and feel pretty uncomfortable about doing so now, but we do need it. Since the fire, people have been amazing. From the moment the fire was out everybody’s community has responded as needed and as able. From punching holes in the floor to drain the water to keeping the building secure to food and coffee or just emotional support. It has continued since with clean up and roof repair. Now we need monetary support and ideas, as well. The City of Oakland red tagged the building, and we are navigating the process to continue to keep what we think is a safe building open for AK Press and 1984 Printing, as well as the many artists that have work space here and the tenants that call this building home.

How can local punks and the community here in the Bay Area help?
Look for support funds to help with and if you know somebody displaced please reach out personally. Many of us have various levels of emotional trauma depending where they were during the fire and how they are dealing with it. Many may need a place to stay. There are various benefit shows being organized as well. Please come out, celebrate and help.

How can the rest of us support you through this nightmarish time?
Order a book from AK Press. Let us print a zine or book for you when we get up and running. Buy art from artists that were in the building. I feel like a broken record about money, but a lot of us are from the DIY and/or punk scene so we handle this shit as well as we can- that said, we do not have any extra resources at our disposal. AK Press and 1984 were built on hard work and community support so we just need a lot of that.

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Peanut and Honey, survivors

So, in a condensed version, what the hell happened?
At 3 a.m. Saturday morning of March 21st, there was a fire that started in the building in back of ours. A neighbor saw the smoke and called the fire department. That unit became engulfed in fire, killing the two residents and spread to the roof. It then spread to our building. Smoke detectors immediately went off inside our building (we have 180 through out the building). My wife Amy was at the shop working and heard alarms in the press room. It had filled with smoke from the unit behind us. She evacuated with the rest of our building tenants. No one was hurt in our building. The fire burned four units and through to the roof. The fire was directly above our press room and the back half of AK press. We both sustained massive water damage. 1984 lost every piece of paper and every printed job in the press room. Amazingly our equipment seems OK. But, we’ve been too busy to get going again right now. AK Press lost a lot especially in the back half of their space. The rest of their building has smoke damage to varying degrees. They are still sorting through it all. The four hardest hit were the units upstairs areas that are total losses. One unit (David and Jen’s) is completely burned from floor to ceiling. Michele’s sustained both smoke fire and water damage. The fire stopped at her unit but 2/3 of it looked destroyed. Another unit is a total loss. It was burned from the loft up but destroyed everything inside. And Jason’s unit didn’t have any fire damage but smoke and water from the sides and directly above destroyed everything he had.

What did you lose? (Sorry to ask such a traumatizing question.)
We lost many printed jobs that were waiting for bindery, numerous pallets of paper waiting to be printed on, Amy’s main computer (but not her backup!) and our copier is down. We are still assessing damages and dealing with lots of lost time and distractions. We don’t live in the space so we still have a place to live. People upstairs in our building lost everything and two died in the building in back, so that is keeping all our losses and hardships in perspective.

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What are you glad made it through the fire?
Amy, my wife and partner, and our little dogs, Peanut and Honey. Business-wise, our four-color press is the most important thing and it made it through the fire.

What are your next steps right now, right this second?
We are working with our landlord to keep our building open at this moment. I’m on the phone trying to secure a bridge loan for him to help with the Red Cross payments and initial repairs. The live-in tenants are at the Red Cross at this moment learning about medium to long-term options and help that is available to them.

Where do you hope to be in a few months?
Same place and hopefully back to full production.

What was your last completed project?
Social Justice Journal. They just moved into the building this month! Stefania was amazing after the fire with hugs and offers to help as well as helping to push water out.

What were you working on at the time of the blaze?
Specious Species Issue 7, Found Paper Journal from Rowan Morrison and Louder the Room, the Darker the Scream for Timeless Infinite Light. We were working on all of them at the same time.

Why is is so important for you to print?
I have always loved the power of the small press. From the beginning, with political pamphlets to spread radical ideas, to posters and full-color art books that continue that tradition. This is also our project. Amy and I did shows, toured with bands and did lots of other work in different communities but this is all ours. We have created an amazing shop with hard work, a lot of awesome customers and caring friends.

Will you keep printing?
Yes! Send us your jobs!

Do you want to say anything?
Thank you to our friends and community. Please get smoke detectors and thanks for this opportunity. MRR and Tim have played such a huge part in my life. I’m always grateful and amazed to be a a part of it!

Thank you, Amelia!

Help out 1984 Printng at gofundme.com/1984printing



New Blood! VOIDED SOCIAL CONTRACT, LICKER, THE LOSING KIND and BEROSSZULÁS


April 16th, 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…

Voided Social Contract

Band name:
VOIDED SOCIAL CONTRACT

Date & location formed:
August 2014, San Francisco Bay Area.

Reason for forming:
We grew up together in Redwood City playing in various punk/grind/noise groups. Some of the bands that we’ve been associated with are Jacob Ham, Agents of Satan, Go Like This, Translators, and the Feldmans. We formed this group because we felt like there was a lack of bands in the area doing this style of music, which we love so much. Well…I suppose that’s only coincidental, the truth is when you play music it’s hard to stop playing music…so we’re playing music because we have to…like junkies. We are junkies.

What are your lyrics about?
Nearly everything we write about revolves around rational and/or irrational fear — e.g., The Government wants to take your minigun and kill you with vaccines “click here to find out why!”

How would you describe your sound?
If you like Redd Kross, the Crowd, Circle Jerks, the Nuns, Ramones, 999, Eater, Descendents, Black Flag, Posh Boy Records stuff, etc., then you’ll probably like VSC.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a 7” that we are putting out ourselves under the Ape Law Records banner (being pressed as I write this), we have a shows coming up at the Hemlock on April 30th with Hard Left (record release!) and Bad Daddies. (If you have yet to see these two groups, get to this show because it will melt yer fucking face off!)

Links and contact info:
www.voidedsocialcontract.com
facebook.com/voidedsocialcontract
seantmcdonnell {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
LICKER

Date & location formed:
fall of 2014 , montrose, hou$ton, tx

Reason for forming:
boredom, wanted to start a band that sounded Like a mix of Gai, Mexican Norteno music and the intro to your favorite Saturday morning cartoons.

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What are your lyrics about?
Whatever herber goes on in Herbers brain(transsexual porn, nazism, Stalinism, doin drugs in your attic, punks policing other punks, satanism, punk, punk, punk, and Japanese manga) usually a song is written in 5-10 minutes thanks to the magical powers of cocaine and cocaine accessories.

How would you describe your sound?
Chopped n skrewed Kyushu noiseGospel delivered by the sexiest bags of gelatinous stupidity in the H. Basically Like someone leaving a tv on a static-y channel while oasis and the partisans are being played on at the same time on your beat up record player and tape player while beating off to a city being destroyed by a pisses off lizard with baby hands.

What’s in the future for this band?
Doing a split with the greatest noise pop band in history(aborticidio) as well as touring and other hood ass shit.

Links and contact info:
herberquattro {at} gmail(.)com
licker1.bandcamp.com/album/i-kill

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Band name:
THE LOSING KIND

Date & location formed:
September 2013, Vacaville, CA.

Reason for forming:
To offer old school punk rock ‘n’ roll to the masses.

What are your lyrics about?
A variety of subjects from politics and social issues to just having fun and rock and rollin’.

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How would you describe your sound?
The Losing Kind is bare bones rock ‘n’ roll with razor blade guitar, sonic boom drums, and freight train Bass. Yes, all that from a three-piece band.

What’s in the future for this band?
The future for The Losing Kind holds nothing but promise. As hard as they work in the studio, they work even harder on stage. The Losing Kind is hard at work completing their soon to be released recording “I Can’t Exist in a World Like This.” They are also booking a West Coast tour and looking for festivals to join.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/thelosingkind
soundcloud.com/thelosingkind

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Band name:
BEROSSZULÁS

Date & location formed:
Autumn of 2014. Budapest, Hungary.

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Reason for forming:
All of us missed a band from the scene that communicates that level of frustration when you don’t even want to say words but yell as loud as you can. We wanted to make the essential soundtrack of feeling shitty in Hungary with as simple and stressed and negative punk music as possible. And we are really good friends who were hanging out in the practice room all the time anyway.

What are your lyrics about?
Being young in Budapest, drug abusing, general disgust towards people and our country’s rulers and the cops and people on night buses and almost everything else.

How would you describe your sound?
Dizziness, gagging, headache, bitter spit, shaking limbs, that’s what the word BEROSSZULÁS means. We’re trying to sound as simple as knocking on a table.

What’s in the future for this band?
More records, more hangovers, more puking.

Links and contact info:
berosszulas.bandcamp.com
revolution.bummer {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. Use our new online submission form or 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



Record of the Week: KRONOFOGDEN Arbete och/eller Fritid LP


April 14th, 2015 by

KRONOFOGDEN_LPThe second full-length from Hudiksvall, Sweden’s KRONOFOGDEN (“Enforcement Officer”) shares some obvious DNA with the legendary bands from their hometown (members of MISSBRUKARNA even do guest a chorus on one track), but charges harder on a ramshackle USHC bent, with vocals quickly spat out over fourteen straightforward hardcore bursts. Sturdy, linear drumming propels the fuzzed-out gnarl of guitar distortion, as the angry vocals and shouted choruses in Swedish scrape the volume peaks of their slightly distorted recording. With enough elements stewing, this sturdy engine here stirs things up enough to keep it on edge like a noisier, more raw take on the best moments of DS-13 and ETA, and the second side has a few more crunchy downbeat moments that shadow some TOTALITÄR poundings. The title (which translates to “Work and/or Leisure”) reveals a good portion of the lyrics’ meanings, with English translations explaining how they questioning the Swedish relationship to work and employment, the cost of public transportation in traditionally poorer areas of their city, the closing of youth centers, and other local issues. Cover artwork is pen-and-ink scribble, somewhere between MAGGOT SANDWICH and MUNICIPAL WASTE, with assembly lines, robot cops, zombies and more. Also comes with a 16-page comic. Killer!
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MRR Radio #1448 • 4/12/14


April 12th, 2015 by

Dan hands the reins to Jolie and Colin, who demonstrate their great taste.

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Emily's Sassy Lime

Emily’s Sassy Lime

Intro song:
DISTORTED PONY – Go Kart

Jolie: California
MIKA MIKO – With My Ducks
ANGST – We Only Rot
SUBJECTS – Leather in the Park
EMILY’S SASSY LIME – 14 Hour Ride
MODERN WARFARE – Out of my Head

Colin
THE COMES – Public Circle
IMPACT – Ribillione
CREMALLERAS – Ex Novios
VEXX – Clairvoyant
G.L.O.S.S. – Outcast Stomp
ELECTRO HIPPIES – Freddy’s Revenge

Jolie
DEEP WOUND – Lou’s Anxiety Song
STP – Hey Bastard
JUANITA Y LOS FEOS – 500 Muertos
SCHUND – Terror
ERIC’S TRIP – Blinded
YOUNG TRYNAS – Be Gone

Colin
HICKEY – Believe
GORIES – There But For the Grace of God Go I
THE RATS – Stay
VEX – It’s No Crime
RAKTA – Serpente

Outro song:
RED CROSS – S&M

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!