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New Blood! VOG, JUICE BOX, INGROWN, GLEAMED, and OBEDIENCE


December 1st, 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…

vogllc-facebookBand name:
VOG

Date & location formed:
February 14, 2016 ~ HAPPY VOGGINTIMES DAY ~ in dreary Portland, Oregon.

Reason for forming:
Well after the brutal divorce and losing the kids to the international phenomenon known as Pokemon Go, I had no idea who I was anymore. My identity as a “Family Guy” had been ripped apart and no amount of import car buying or leaving nasty comments on lady strangers’ Instagram accounts was going to get me through this putrid wasteland called life. I finally called up the ole gang from the Hot Topic stockroom, and we all agreed that the best thing for 4 sexy, rock ‘n rollin’, middle-aged studs to do was to either try improv comedy or get the band back together.

What are your lyrics about?
The Mall. Confronting The Man. Avoiding Taxes – not as a rich person, but as a very poor and lowly mall rodent. Many of our songs are also just shout outs to all the cool dogs and innocent babies out there.

How would you describe your sound?
Make Amps Crate Again.

Fog (photo by Erika Elizabeth)

Fog (photo by Erika Elizabeth)

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re working on some more one-minute hits, and we’re planning on touring East + West Coast in 2017. No word yet on an interior continent tour, though we’re pretty fond of the Mall of America. And just to let all you silly “punx” know: We’re tired of “all ages” shows filled with BORING ADULTS and APATHETIC TEENS. We will not rest until those sweet, innocent babies get their rightful place at the show. BABIES TO THE FRONT! P.S. If you work at the Hot Topic in the Mall of America, please help us get a show there. Thanks.

Links and contact info:

vogpdx.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
JUICE BOX

Date & location formed:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Sometime in 2015? Maybe February.

Reason for forming:
Fuck the boys club! As a reason for the four of us to hang out and drink champagne every week. Some of us had never been in a band before and thought it was about time.

What are your lyrics about?
They are read off an iPad at live shows. Kayla reads Amazon reviews for sex swings, gross texts from straight white boys on Tinder (she has a lovely partner named Chris who is in a great band called Melted Mirror, so they are not from experience.) They are read from this website called straightwhiteboystexting.org which is definitely NSFW, and is updated often with horrifying messages. So the song kind of changes every time, but we think the recorded version turned out really great. And then there’s a song that educates us on how a pet rat can help you through depression.

How would you describe your sound?
A little post-punky, but also poppy. Someone called us “twee” recently which is confusing but fun.

What’s in the future for this band?
Playing shows around Calgary and supporting the local music community. Gwen, one of our members, is one of the founders of a cool new all ages venue at the local bike co-op, The Good Life Community Bike Shop. It’s something that Calgary needs so badly. They just had their first show and it was awesome — we hope to be involved with and support more stuff like that.

Juice Box (photo by Jennifer Crighton)

Juice Box (photo by Jennifer Crighton)

Links and contact info:

juiceboxyyc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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INGROWN

Date & location formed:
We started jamming this band early January/February 2015 and played our first show later that month, in Boise, Idaho.

Reason for forming:
Since the summer of 2010 when we started playing punk, we’ve always been influenced by early 80s hardcore and that was it. We did bands like 1d, Grocery List, Flanders Ned, & our main inspiration was always my dad’s band State of Confusion, and Negative Approach. Strictly real style hardcore and not much else. Things went weird with lots of our friends and we weren’t really doing much music at the time. Ingrown started as a last minute “ah fuck let’s just form a new band and play that show next month” kinda idea, then we just stopped doing what we always did and wrote different stuff.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly about hating bullies and racist bastards. Boise’s scene is dramatic as hell and lots of people are shit talkers so I just write about how I don’t like anything about them and want to hurt em really badly.

Ingrown (photo by Angela Owens)

Ingrown (photo by Angela Owens)

How would you describe your sound?
We started writing differently than we ever had and kinda didn’t know what we were doing. We realized Dave can blast insanely well. Then I just wanted to strum as fast as I can. We started caring less about following the same guidelines we always had, so we went for something new. It was like hardcore with a lot of blasting poured all over it then a few breakdowns stuffed in the middle. We realized two stepping kicks ass too.

What’s in the future for this band?
Continuing to live the dream. We’ve recorded, put out a tape, played OHC, and toured. That’s everything we’ve ever wanted to do and it’s all we’re gonna continue to do over and over! We’re gonna do some cool little stuff within the next few months then wanna do a tour in the summer that’s gonna be way too long for us to handle. We’re gonna go to olympia in a month and record 5 or 6 brand new songs then see how that gets put out.

Links and contact info:


ingrownhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
GLEAMED

Date & location formed:
We formed in Apr. 2015 from Tokyo,Japan.

Reason for forming:
Spreading the heavy and brutal sound.

What are your lyrics about?
Hate,anger,depression,death and human stupidity.

How would you describe your sound?
Modern Powerviolence mixed with 90’s metalcore like Disembodied,early Zao etc.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our bassist might quit the band next year when he graduates from University. If so, our activity would get a little slower.

Gleamed (photo by Kazuma Kobayashi)

Gleamed (photo by Kazuma Kobayashi)

Links and contact info:

gleamedhc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
OBEDIENCE

Date & location formed:
Austin, TX 2016.

Reason for forming:
We (Dave and Chris) have talked about starting a project for years, and finally teamed up with like minded friends (Joe and Kevin) for some fast, straightforward hardcore.

What are your lyrics about?
Social commentary- not exclusively political. With all that’s been going on this year it’s hard to not fall into that.

How would you describe your sound?
We have multiple members bringing songs in and the results are usually pretty fast and short. US hardcore style with some Euro/Japan influence.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our debut 7″ (remixed version of our demo) will be out very soon on Fair Warning. New songs, more shows… Hopefully some touring in 2017!

Obedience (photo by Jack Barfield)

Obedience (photo by Jack Barfield)

Links and contact info:

obedience.bandcamp.com

fairwarningrecords.bandcamp.com

 

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6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

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New Blood! Y2K, GELD, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, FUR COAT, TARANTÜLA, and SEXPILL


September 22nd, 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:
Ooh, I know this one!… Y2K

Date & location formed:
SICK, Another easy question! We’re gonna ace this test. December 2k15 at 1905 Adeline St., Oakland CA 94608

Reason for forming:
Damn, a paragraph answer. I hate these questions. y2k was formed because we felt unprepared for an ambiguous future.

What are your lyrics about?
The way institutions manipulate facts to drive people into a controlled panic, excuses we make to avoid personal accountability, trying to process trauma, a flower.

How would you describe your sound?
The sound of stuffing your cash into your mattress; when you close the door on your airlock and you realize you don’t get wi-fi reception; the sound of four individuals trying to thrive in the new world; unhinged hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Before the ball drops, we have a PNW tour planned October 12-17. We’ll be distributing shirts to keep people warm and tapes to keep people informed.

y2k (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Y2K (photo by Nicholas Tapin)

Links and contact info:

why2k.bandcamp.com
Or you can hit us up on slsk at briangraves, soccer.camp, bananaconda, khaghighi

 

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Band name:
GELD

Date & location formed:
2015 – Melbourne, Australia.

Reason for forming:
Cormac: Bored fuckless of the bands around us and wanted to do our own thing without preconceptions, see what happened through blending disparate influences. Our singer Al worked as a barman at my local and I noticed that he had a carousel of tasty punk t-shirts. Started chatting, discovered we’d similarly wide-ranging musical tastes. Myself, him, Rowley (drums) and Isaac (bass) were talking bollocks at the pub one night and they mentioned they’d been trying to get something together for a few years but couldn’t find the right guitarist. They’d all been in solid bands so I said I’d like to give it a shot and we took it from there. It’s fun doing a band where there’s no single personality demanding it be a certain way; we’re just letting it flow and it’s surprising how fully formed it feels.

What are your lyrics about?
Al: The crushing banality of existence, temptations of the first world, absurdist dystopian takes on anxiety and alienation.

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

GELD (photo by Dave Forcier)

How would you describe your sound?
We’ve had a pretty hard time describing it satisfactorily. I liked Tim from Maggot Fest’s take: “Something like Cleveland’s H-100s would come up with if they’d moved to Tokyo in the mid 90s, gone on a three-day conbini sake binge and then jumped on stage at a Burning Spirits show.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Our mate Jon’s just after re-releasing our demo tape on his label Space Ritual. We’ve another batch of songs almost ready so we’ll be looking to record them over the next months, then see if anyone can be arsed releasing them or do it ourselves.

Links and contact info:
spaceritual.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS

Date & location formed:
February 2016. We formed in a share house in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Amyl & The Sniffers (photo by Loredana Lo Porto)

Reason for forming:
We originally started to play house parties and drink beer for free, make energy/cause trouble. We all live together so we recorded our E.P one afternoon.

What are your lyrics about?
Power, alcohol, coastal towns, sad heart, road trips perspectives, Melbourne and St Kilda, pleasure and not being lonely.

How would you describe your sound?
Short sharp and mean. Sounds of 70’s Australian rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Couldn’t tell you xx

Photo by (Doug Bennett )

Photo by (Doug Bennett )

Links and contact info:

amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/amylandthesniffers

 

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Band name:

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Logo by Erica Young

FUR COAT

Date & location formed:
Sometime during the dark Toronto winter of 2015/16, in a basement called Ozzy’s Palace.

Reason for forming:
Fear of the world around us.

What are your lyrics about?
Fear of the world to come.

How would you describe your sound?
Cataclysmic psych.

What’s in the future for this band?
Longer songs, fewer riffs, more pedals, a second demo (soon), a record (later), and touring (as soon as possible).

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Links and contact info:

fur-coat.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
TARANTÜLA, not TARANTULA. It’s just that simple.

Date & location formed:
I dont know when we started, but thats of no consequence. all that matters is that we exist. We organized our troops in the putrid depths of Chicago subways and sewers. Mr.future, Drügface, Corporal Cunt, and Dr. DNA.

Reason for forming:
Because what the fuck else is there to do.

What are your lyrics about?
lyrical subjects are the collective consciousness of the lives, loves, and adventures of Tarantüla. And drug stuff.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk rock music.

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

Tarantüla (photo by Martin Sorrondeguy)

What’s in the future for this band?
Only Mr. Future can know these deeps secrets, and by no means are they fit to be strewn about the general public.

Links and contact info:

tarantulashocktroops.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
sexpill-logoSEXPILL

Date & location formed:
2014, South East Houston.

Reason for forming:
Swervy: Dani n I just met n shared the love 4 Japanese punk n agreed That Texas punk scene needed a change of pace, sound n influence. Dani: I became friends with Swervy and we just nerded out real hard on Japan punk. Around this time I was messing around w a guitar that a friend let me borrow. Once Swervy came up with a name I talked to Barry (drummer) and he was down to record a demo. Next day, Me n Barry went to His practice space, split an aderall and I called in to work and under 2 hrs we recorded a very crude demo I barely knew how to play guitar but somehow we recorded 3 tracks and then called up Swervy who some how hadn’t gotten any sleep in 24hrs and he just freestyled over the demo w a phasor pedal over his vocals.

What are your lyrics about?
Swervy: Not being ok in the head embracing being a weirdo hating the HPD n the shenanigans of being a party boy who loves beer.

How would you describe your sound?
Swervy: Fucked up noisey adk influence chaos.
Dani: Noisey punk from hell.

What’s in the future for this band?
Swervy: Hopefully tour n flexi maybe 7in if someone would help us out it out but definitely more shit coming out. Dani: it would be badass if we could tour but everyone else is in other bands and really busy always but hopefully one day we can tour. Tryna put out a 2-3 track flexi in the near future!

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Links and contact info:
sexpill.bandcamp.com

 

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New Blood! BURP!, MATERIAL SUPPORT, THE VITAMENS, THE DRIPPIES, MIRROR, 86 GEMINI, WÄRFEAR, RARE FORM, and NOPES


August 25th, 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:
BURP!

Date & location formed:
May 2015, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Reason for forming:
We listened to a bunch of NWI punk music that was coming out at the time, Big Zit, Ooze, etc, and decided we wanted to make something in the same vein.

What are your lyrics about?
Mostly just being a curmudgeon, complaining about shit that everyone else complains about, but trying to do it in a catchy way. Our hometown, internet drama, weed-induced anxiety attacks, awful jobs, etc.

BURP! (photo by KT Kanazawich)

BURP! (photo by KT Kanazawich)

How would you describe your sound?
Most people have said we have a similar sound to old school KBD records bands… Just snotty punk stuff, lots of attitude followed by riffs that’ll get stuck in your head.

What’s in the future for this band?
We broke up in June 2016, our final show was the PUNKS FOR PAWS benefit gig in Philadelphia. Everyone in the band sort of branched off and are now doing their own things. Kody fronts Body Party and plays guitar in N.E.G., Matt plays drums in Bleeders, Corey produces house music, Noah has several new projects in the works.

Links and contact info:

itsburpbaby.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
MATERIAL SUPPORT

Date & location formed:
September 2015, Queens, NY.

Reason for forming:
The Filipino punk scene in NYC is really small. Gary from Kadena introduced all of us at Namatay Sa Ingay’s (AJ and Simon’s other band) first show at the Ding Dong Lounge in 2014. We hit it off and Miles and Jackie mentioned they wanted to play in a political punk band named after an anti-terrorism law. AJ and Simon were down. We jammed and it sounded alright, so we kept playing together.

Material Support (photo by Jjca Photography)

Material Support (photo by Jjca Photography)

What are your lyrics about?
Our members are recent law grads and/or in the Filipino diaspora. Lyrics are political, but not the typical “burn all the cop cars” stuff. We’ve got songs about cops, war, gentrification, and racism, but also third-world feminism and liberation. The songs also alternate from English to Tagalog and reflect the struggles of various communities that we represent and fight for.

How would you describe your sound?
This awesome dude at our label said we were D.C. post-punk meets L.A. proto-hardcore. But we didn’t really know what that meant. Jackie doesn’t really listen to punk, so our songs don’t fit typical molds because she has no reference to the music besides Bikini Kill and hardcore bands she hates. We’re into lots of different things including T.S.O.L., Chumbawumba, and Filipina Broadway star Lea Salonga (Les Miserables).

What’s in the future for this band?
Making more music, recording our full-length, playing more shows because Jackie and Miles just graduated and are unemployed. We want to build the Filipin@ punk scene in NYC and across the US with the help of our community and our label Aklasan Records.

Links and contact info:

bandcamp.com/materialsupport
facebook.com/materialsupport
aklasanrecords.bigcartel.com

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
February of 2016, mama!

Reason for forming:
Barrett (bass) was concerned about his mobility after receiving multiple botox injections inside his calves (to increase his ALREADY impressive height)- the rest just came naturally, baby!

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are fucking stupid. Broken friendships, sex, addiction, and blatant aggression, honey!

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound? Not great, playing these songs sometimes makes my stomach hurt. :(

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re supposed to be putting out a single of new songs. We also have plans for a winter west coast tour with another Kansas City band, AGENT. Other than that 2 of our members will be living in Olympia so who knows!

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Links and contact info:
Call 816-591-4041 and ask for Barrett! You have a computer- google it, fuckers :P

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Band name:
THE DRIPPIES

Date & location formed:
October 2015 at the Bong House, KCMO.

Reason for forming:
we were all cross faded in our living room listening to KBD records and decided it would be cool to be a band.

What are your lyrics about?
Being a degenerate, people that we don’t like, crime, drugs, being a basket case, y’know. shit like that.

How would you describe your sound?
If Protex and the Stooges had a dumpster baby that did a lot of DMT when it got older.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just recorded a new 7 inch that should hopefully be out in a few months, hopefully another record and a west cost tour in 2017.

The Drippies (photo by JJ Sears)

The Drippies (photo by JJ Sears)

Links and contact info:
thedrippiespnr.bandcamp.com

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Mirror (photo by HDF)

Mirror (photo by HDF)

Band name:
MIRROR

Date & location formed:
April 2015 in Austin, TX, via Saturn.

Reason for forming:
To reflect society’s ills through the power of sensual glam rock.

What are your lyrics about?
Many topics including fragile egg men, canabalism, radiation, licking boots, and Comte de lautreamont.

How would you describe your sound?
Space ritual of the tupa-tupa.

What’s in the future for this band?
About to release a 7″ on erste theke tonträger and possibly tour Mexico/Midwest.

Links and contact info:
mirrortx.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
86 GEMINI

Date & location formed:
Early 2015, played our first show in August.

86 Gemini (photo by Maddie Rehayem)

86 Gemini (photo by Maddie Rehayem)

Reason for forming:
A need to create and move the body with friends.

What are your lyrics about?
Entropy, acceleration towards the void, seeing a darkness in the species, cycles of shame, indulgence, and repression, mass self-denial and destruction, the human wad, the collective consciousness, energy, movement, power, love, suffering, memories, and finding pleasure and beauty in all of the above.

How would you describe your sound?
Holing up in your room all winter eating acid listening to Bastard and GISM while you surf craigslist for pervert money.

What’s in the future for this band?
West coast tour in August. 7″ coming out eventually on High Fashion Industries (Frankl’s vision), a track on a Cretins of Distortion compilation, another tour hopefully with our Nebraskan soulmates through middle America, and some day a VHS-EP.

86 Gemini (photo by Will Mecca)

86 Gemini (photo by Will Mecca)

Links and contact info:

86gemini.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
WÄRFEAR

Wärfear (photo by Nurmaisarah Mokhtar)

Wärfear (photo by Nurmaisarah Mokhtar)

Date & location formed:
Formed sometime in January 2016, Malacca, Malaysia.

Reason for forming:
It’s hard to say. We just think that we need to play something pure and honest. I personally love simple punk riffs with angry, driven vocals. That’s all.

What are your lyrics about?
Same old shit. War, corruption, state control, politics.

How would you describe your sound?
Crust punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have just released a demo tape last May 2016. Currently planning for some short tours interstate, then we’ll probably record some new shit for 7″.

Links and contact info:
warfear666.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
RARE FORM

Date & location formed:
December 2015, New Haven, Connecticut.

Reason for forming:
Me and our drummer’s old band had just broken up and we wanted to start a completely different band. I had always wanted to front a hardcore band, and my roommate had just started learning bass so that was a no brainer.

What are your lyrics about?
My experiences as a woman in the world and in the hardcore scene mostly, but also other subjects such as losing friends, politics, etc.

Rare Form (photo by Dan Patrick)

Rare Form (photo by Dan Patrick)

How would you describe your sound?
Energetic punk you can mosh to. we all listen to a wide variety of bands so it’s kind of a mix of all our favorite subgenres. we just play what we think sounds cool.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just put out our demo, we’re gonna get some tapes made of that. we’re hoping to do a weekend tour sometime soon, I would love to do a longer tour with another cool band. we’ve already been working on some new songs! hoping to play lots of shows next year, maybe a fest or something. hit us up!

Links and contact info:
rareformhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
NOPES

Date & location formed:
Late 2014/ early 2015.

Reason for forming:
We all have shitty day jobs, from which needed some release. We all really wanted to play something noisy, fast, and loud that people would either hate or (hopefully) love.

What are your lyrics about?
Shitty day jobs, scraping by in the city, banh mi’s and death.

How would you describe your sound?
Herky jerky fringe arena punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a US tour 10/5-10/25 and our debut LP “Never Heard of It” out that same month on Magnetic Eye Records.

Tour Dates:
10/05 (Wed): Chico, CA
10/06 (Thurs): Eugene, OR
10/07 (Fri): Portland, OR
10/08 (Sat): Seattle, WA *2 shows – early and late
10/09 (Sun) Olympia, WA
10/12 (Wed) Boise, ID
10/13 (Thurs) Logan, Utah
10/14 (Fri) Grand Junction, CO
10/15 (Sat) Denver, CO
10/16 (Sun) Albuquerque, NM
10/17 (Mon) Day off?
10/18 (Tues) Austin, TX
10/19 (Wed) San Antonio, TX
10/20 (Thurs) El Paso, TX
10/21 (Fri) Phoenix, AZ
10/22 (Sat) San Diego, CA
10/23 (Sun) Fullerton, CA
10/24 (Mon) San Luis Obispo, CA
10/30 (Sun) San Francisco, CA (LP Release Show)

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Links and contact info:

hellanaw.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/nopesband

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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

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