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New Blood! MALA LECHE, LADRÓN, MEMORY LOSS, PROGRAM, VIRUELA, AND STUCKO


July 28th, 2016 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:
MALA LECHE

Date & location formed:
El 25 de Julio del 2015 en un almacen lleno de hippies cubiertos en cuero tapados con esparragos.

Reason for forming:
Me Aburro…

What are your lyrics about?
Ansiedad paralizante, nada, frustraciones sexuales, nada.

How would you describe your sound?
Una sonrisa en la guata.

What’s in the future for this band?
nada siempre se viene.

Links and contact info:

malaleche69.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
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LADRÓN

Date & location formed:
The idea for this band was floating around since summer of 2015, but it wasn’t until October that year that we actually wrote out songs and solidified the lineup that we have today. We are from South Florida.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to make a Latino presence larger in our scene. We love Los Crudos and they have a huge impact on us, but I wouldn’t say they influence us musically. People constantly throw around the words “white boy hardcore” when they talk about hardcore in South Florida and it’s really not that way at all.

Ladrón (photo by Meline Gharibyan)

Ladrón (photo by Meline Gharibyan)

What are your lyrics about?
Most of the lyrics are about US imperialism, racism, and people rising up to face their oppressors.

How would you describe your sound?
Catchy Oi! and UK82 influenced hardcore punk. Lyrics in Spanish being shouted over melodic riffs combined with hard stomping drumming and pogo beats.

What’s in the future for this band?
More touring, more music. We’re about to tour with Klout, who you just did a feature on, to the northeast to play Latino Punk Fest in New York. We have a tape with two new songs for that. Also, in December we’re touring to Texas and Mexico with Kombat from DC. We’re hoping to put out a 7″ sometime this year also. Here are the dates/event page for the Klout tour!

8/1 – MIAMI, FL @ The Granary w/ Antifaces, No Dice, Booger, and Go! Racer
8/2 – GAINESVILLE, FL @ The Nest w/ Rubbish, Vägra, TV Set, and Flower Child
8/3 – RICHMOND, VA @ Thunderdome w/ Regulator
8/5 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Time Cube w/ Blackout and Horse Girls
8/6 – NEW HAVEN, CT @ Thee House w/ Big Man and Sick Head
8/7 – BROOKLYN, NY @ Aviv LATINO PUNK FEST 2016 (no Klout)
8/8 – WASHINGTON D.C. @ Smash! Records w/ Mad Existence and Pink Film
8/9 – GREENSBORO, NC @ ??? w/ Substance and Bad Eric

Links and contact info:
The tour’s facebook event page
Bandcamp:
ladron.bandcamp.com
Updates, Pics, Other shit:
notforyourecordings.tumblr.com
Merch:
notforyourecordings.com

 

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Band name:
MEMORY LOSS

Date & location formed:
Richmond, Virginia. Lurch, Wilbo, and Leo started playing together in October 2015. Rachel joined in January, we played our a first show a few weeks later during a blizzard.

Reason for forming:
Seemed right/stop drinking alone/pass the winter months.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics mostly deal with depression, feeling disconnected emotionally, alienation and frustration.. the usual.

How would you describe your sound?
Noisy hardcore punk? Maybe “harsh” or “dark” should be in there somewhere. Loud.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continue to play out of town, trying to have a 7″ out by winter.

Memory Loss (photo by Jake Cunningham)

Memory Loss (photo by Jake Cunningham)

Links and contact info:

memorylossrva.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PROGRAM

Date & location formed:
February 2015, McAllen, TEXAS.

Reason for forming:
We found like-minded, solid people, with the direction of bringing a different sound into our Rio Grande Valley’s punk community. That resulted in PROGRAM’s assembly with pillars, and amongst the ruins of local dissolved punk bands which helped consolidate our friendships, sound and the band’s foundation.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics talk about the things we experience and family’s circumstances like depression, addiction and poverty and their effects on me, on us, our friends and the people we love. Also about our community problems that prevail, but are not limited to the place where we live in the US/MEXICO border, for example: girls getting raped and slaughtered and people thrown into mass graves, the drug-war’s death toll, destruction and corruption; the unequal displacement of money. They also talk about broader spectrums that affect entire countries like war devastation, and the weapons used by systems to create and fight all these events.

Program (photo by Alicia Flores)

Program (photo by Alicia Flores)

How would you describe your sound?
Scandinavian-Dbeat-riffage influenced hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Play some more in Texas, finish releasing the 7″, work on an LP and then tour in the US when and to where people invite us.

Links and contact info:

(demo cs in Europe)
(demo in US) 
programtx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
VIRUELA

Date & location formed:
Summer 2016, México city.

Reason for forming:
We aren’t from CDMX, Lisa is from Canada and Patricio and I are from the north of the country. We became close friends, and wanted to play and do something together before we left the city. We jokingly called this whole deal “the suicidal punk mission” since we practiced, played shows, and recorded in just one month.

What are your lyrics about?
They’re about mental illness, being sick of the city you live in, sexual harassment, feeling like you don’t fit in anywhere, fighting against shit that wants to fuck you up, disdain for control freaks… pretty much how we feel about the things we hate and are against.

Viruela (photo by Víctor Arellano)

Viruela (photo by Víctor Arellano)

How would you describe your sound?
Scrappy, loud, dual-vocals, crusty punk with an Angry Samoans kind of vibe.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our EP. We’re talking about making tour dates all over the country next year, when Lisa comes back to Mexico. And of course we’re making cassettes. We’re really excited for all this!!!

Links and contact info:
doomsdayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/viruela

 

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Band name:
STUCKO

Date & location formed:
October 5th 2015, at 3:18 PM in our room talking through the window into the backyard.

Reason for forming:
What else are we gonna do, we dunno, next question.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything our age knows, but is too chicken to talk about.

How would you describe your sound?
If you took a bowling ball, and rolled it into punk, the seven ten split is Stucko.

What’s in the future for this band?
Play shows, meet people, Rolling Stone magazine.

Stucko (photo by Gobe)

Stucko (photo by Gobe)

Links and contact info:

discontinuousinnovationinc.bandcamp.com

 

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Friday Photo Blog: Simon Marsham


February 19th, 2016 by

Simon Marsham sent us some killer photos from the Defensem Transformadors solidarity gig for this weeks Monday Photo Blog  (Appearing on a Friday in an attempt to disrupt the workweek) A raging time featuring Una Bestia Incontrolable, Chroma, Vértigo, Nueva Fuerza, Piñen, Barcelona, Arrest and Maquina Muerta at CSOA Transformadors on 30th December 2015… You can check out more of Simon’s work here

Transformadors

Transformadors

Una Bestia Incontrolable

Una Bestia Incontrolable

Barcelona_03

Barcelona

Chroma

Chroma

Maquina Muerta

Maquina Muerta

Pinen

Piñen

Una Bestia Incontrolable

Una Bestia Incontrolable

Barcelona

Barcelona

MaquinaMuerta

Maquina Muerta

 

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Barcelona

poster: Guillem

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: . 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!



New Blood! SIRENA VICTIMA, DREAM WHIP, and ULTRA


February 11th, 2016 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:image
SIRENA VICTIMA

Date & location formed:
December 2014, San Francisco

Reason for forming:
Our three separate bands played at elbo room on the night the Giants won the 2014 World Series and we all saw how awesome the other was. We hung out and realized we could all be in one band together.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics vary from women’s issues, language barriers, romantic trouble, people in San Francisco, and random funny stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
San Francisco fog rock with a little grage pop.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just finished recording our second album and can’t wait to put it out on tape, it is going to sound really good.

Links and contact info:
sirenavictima.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/Sirena-Victima

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Band name:
DREAM WHIP

Date & location formed:
December 2014 / Calgary, AB

Reason for forming:
We were all really inspired by various girl groups, ranging from the 60s to now and wanted to do something of our own. It’s really been about creating our own opportunities to have fun, say what we want to say, and support each other to make the music we like.

What are your lyrics about?
Eating chips, romance, misogyny, going to the beach, being lazy, hating the music your boyfriend likes, breking all your teeth.

How would you describe your sound?
We have a lot of different influences, but when we get together, what comes out is something between pop, punk, and power pop.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re releasing a music video and album this spring (2016), playing shows and house parties, and probably a mini tour this summer.

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Links and contact info:

dreamwhip.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/dreamwhipp

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Band name:
ULTRA

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Date & location formed:
Born on the edge of a lightening bolt in the Bay Area Babylon tech reign era.

Reason for forming:
Magic Lord and The Bovver Boys exists. War on the terraces of Mission Park (dropbox stomp).

What are your lyrics about?
Sinead O’Connor, The Proto-Working class // from slavery to empire.

How would you describe your sound?
Kind of a cross between Soul Train and the Old Testament. JK. Actually, musically – like ANDREW WK meets STARS AND STRIPES.

What’s in the future for this band?
Lifting weights, eating protein, and hot tubs w/ cigars… i.e. the struggle.

Links and contact info:

livelifeultra.bandcamp.com

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Threat by Example. An interview with Martin Sprouse by Martin Sorrondeguy.


October 6th, 2015 by

This originally ran in MRR #291/Aug ’07. The 25th Anniversary Issue which you can order here

All photos courtesy of Martin Sprouse.

OK, Martin, why don’t you start off by talking a little about yourself—tell me who you are and how you first got into punk.

My very first exposure to punk was in 1977. My next-door neighbor was an art student, and he became punk overnight—like crazy Sid Vicious punk—overnight. I had just seen something about punk on the news, and all of a sudden one day he shows up—he’s got a punk rock girlfriend, a Sid Vicious look head-to-toe, messy hair and spiked jacket and harnesses and boots—the whole Vivenne Westwood type of thing. They looked amazing, like the most outrageous thing in the world. He played some music for me; I didn’t understand it at all. I was just a skater kid, and I was just thinking, “That is the most fucked up thing I’ve ever seen.” But it was also cool, because he was the nicest guy in the world. This had to be ’77. So that was my first exposure, and I had a positive impression of it, but I didn’t understand it at all. It was just too crazy. And I was probably just a little too young to get into it, you know? Later on, when hardcore came out in the early ’80s, it all made sense. It was kind of connected through skateboarding. Punk and hardcore kind of fused for me, being young and in Southern California where everything was happening. It was like, “This is it!”

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Where did you grow up?

San Diego.

You got into hardcore when hardcore pretty much started, so what was your first show? What was that experience like?

It was a local San Diego show, just San Diego punk bands.

Do you remember who played?

No. I remember seeing Black Flag early on, and that was life-changing. It was crazy. Southern California was really violent at the time, but we were young, so it all kind of made sense, but at the same time it was really sketched-out, you know? So it had this crazy energy, really exciting, really underground, really small, really young, youthful, violent. Rebellious in all the right ways. You know, when you get older, you over-think everything, everything’s theory and process. This was full-on energy, Southern California hardcore punk rock. It was scary too, but in a good way. It just defined you immediately. Everyone that you were friends with didn’t like you anymore, you know, because you were a “punk rock faggot.” I think that was my name for most of the rest of high school.

1984 Leading Edge crew

1984 Leading Edge crew

When did you start Leading Edge zine—how did that come about?

A couple of us who grew up together, we all got into punk and hardcore about the same time. It just sort of happened; it was very spontaneous. We weren’t really the fucked-up kinda kids, we were all skater kids. We didn’t really become the stereotypical early-’80s punk rock asshole guys. We immediately became friends with people that put on the shows, we started reading the little underground xeroxed fanzines, we became friends with the bands. It became a natural extension for us to do something. We’d go to LA and get these fanzines from all over the place and that’s how you’d learn about everything. So immediately, it was like, “We should do it,” once we started going to LA. We started Leading Edge in like ’82 or ’83. It was a while after we’d seen some shows. The first issue must have come out the summer of ’83.

Why did you do it?

Just to do our own thing. It was obvious to us…’cause San Diego had the military there, so a lot of punk guys were in the military, it had the violence, a lot of drugs, a lot of fuck-ups, y’know? It just had a bad reputation. There were a lot of fights in LA, but there were twice as many fights in San Diego. It just sucked. Out natural extinct was not to be a part of that. We didn’t want to be the stereotypical SD “Self-Destruct,” “Slow Death,” fight-starting, maybe shaved-head, junkie thug, beating everybody up. None of that had anything to do with us—but we liked the energy of the hardcore scene. There were also a lot of young hardcore bands that weren’t part of that; younger bands that weren’t doing stupid shit, but still playing really fucking great hardcore. They kind of identified with us and vice versa, and we started a fanzine that would represent that, while at the same time respect all the other stuff that was going on. I wasn’t just focused on skate punk or straight edge punk or positive punk, we were covering bands from all over.

84 interviewing Tim for L.I

84 interviewing Tim for L.I

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New Blood! WET BRAIN, SNEAKS, and CAMP KOALA


October 1st, 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:

Date & location formed:
We had our first practice on New Years Eve at the end of 2012 in Baltimore City.

Reason for forming:
We formed out of necessity. I think all of us needed this creative outlet in our lives- the opportunity to be as loud, lewd, and aggressive as we want to be, but in a controlled and specific way.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrical content is diverse and very personal. We write about the social pressures to conform to gender roles, the oppression of capitalism and working in the service industry, walking home alone at night in Baltimore, bad relationships, the thought process involved in getting an abortion, and so much more. We are unapologetically expressing our thoughts and feelings about the turmoil and experiences that many women in our demographic also share. Hopefully this narrative can provide an outlet for people who don’t have the opportunity to be so out front and aggressive.

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How would you describe your sound?
We play heavy surf punk. The low end is extensive because we have two bass players.

What’s in the future for this band?
I don’t know what the future holds. We are very motivated and driven to keep writing and releasing material. We have toured extensively in the eastern USA, so we’d like to branch out and go farther West. After our 12″, “Not Sorry” comes out we will being working on booking a European tour which has been a long term goal for us.

Links and contact info:

wetwetbrain.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/WETBRAINWETBRAIN

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Band name:
SNEAKS

Date & location formed:
Early 2014 in my dorm room in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Reason for forming:
Only thing that made sense at the time.

Sneaks (photo by Walter Wlodarczyk)

Sneaks (photo by Walter Wlodarczyk)

What are your lyrics about?
Family feuds.

How would you describe your sound?
Cult rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing new songs on new tape new new soon.

Links and contact info:

sneaks.bandcamp.com
sneaks2000.tumblr.com

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Band name:
CAMP KOALA

Date & location formed:
2014 November, Budapest.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to spread some emo terror with a little spoon of twee in it.

What are your lyrics about?
Most of them are political: against patriarchy or basically the system, about how stupid they think we are. But sometimes its just about atmosphere.

How would you describe your sound?
90s dissonance, present noise melodies. Though my favourite description is by MRR columnist Viktor Vargyai: Pinhead Gunpowder memorial / early Cat Power and late Die Kreuzen copyband.

What’s in the future for this band?
The future is yet to be written – Ulrike Meinhof

Links and contact info:

www.campkoala.bandcamp.com
Listen to them on Youtube

Camp Koala (photo by Tamás Bernáth)

Camp Koala (photo by Tamás Bernáth)

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