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New Blood! NOTHING OF MERIT, WAIL OF SIRENS and PISSING MATCH


April 2nd, 2015 by

Formerly a section in MRR magazine, “New Blood” is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new bands…

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Band name:
NOTHING OF MERIT

Date & location formed:
May 2013, Houston, TX.

Reason for forming:
No one was playing political fast hardcore in our area — I mean like no one … there were some bands that called themselves punk but it was more in that fat wreck vein stuff that I don’t really consider punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Progressive solutions to problems where we can effect change, some left-wing politics … I studied economics in grad school so there is some of that. Also many personal songs about stuggle and how the world is seen through my eyes in general.

How would you describe your sound?
Old school punk rock. I am older and grew up in the days of the Big Boys and Articles of Faith and Naked Raygun, sort of skate-rock like. I guess we try not to pigeon hole the sound too much sometimes it just pours out in blasts of agression.

Nothing of merit

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a record coming out soon called American Blast. We just got the test pressings from it and it sounds really good. We have been playing both house and club shows — we have more material recorded but can only afford to put out one record at a time so that will come later.

Links and contact info:
nothingofmerit.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
WAIL OF SIRENS

Date & location formed:
July 2014, Västerås, Sweden.

Reason for forming:
Both Gustav and Hans played in other bands. But we had talked about forming a fast, relentless d-beat crustcoreband cause we were into a lot of the same music. So we exchanged some riffs and started rehearsing in the summer of 2014.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything that is wrong with the society we live in, and the people who rule it.

How would you describe your sound?
Relentless d-beat crustcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our EP “Final demands” will be released on cassette in april. We will continue to record our songs and are planning a split-7″ with the band “King of Pigs”. We’re also looking for shows!

Links and contact info:
wailofsirens.bandcamp.com

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PissingMatch

Pissing Match (photo by Jessika Marvin)

 

Band name:
PISSING MATCH

Date & location formed:
March 2014 in Buffalo, NY, USA.

Reason for forming:
Our guitarist, Aaron, recorded a 10-song demo by himself in October of 2013 and our singer, Jay, convinced him to make it a full-time band.

What are your lyrics about?
Shit that pisses us off: whether it be the inconsiderate behavior of certain people in the community at large, or the behavior of certain people involved in the punk community. Nothing is sacred.

How would you describe your sound?
Extremely short, fast, weird, and pissed songs.

What’s in the future for this band?
An upcoming 16 song 7″ entitled Break the Seal which will be a split release between us and Feral Kid Records due out this summer. More shows. More fun.

Links and contact info:
pissingmatch.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. 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:



MRR Radio #1438 • 2/1/14


February 1st, 2015 by

Guest DJ Vanessa Monique takes over Dan’s show. ACAB forever, Rest In Peace Shannon Williams, and shouts out to Blaque Chris.

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G.L.O.S.S.

Intro song:
G.L.O.S.S. – G.L.O.S.S. (We’re From the Future)

White People Dreads
F-MINUS – Ruined
R.A.M.B.O. – Wall of Death the System
STATE OF FEAR – Bloodthirsty System
THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB – Trains and Cops
DYSTOPIA – Stress Builds Character

Early 2000’s
LIMP WRIST – What’s Up With the Kids?
SCHOLASTIC DETH – PMA 2000
GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS – Tears of a Clone
GRAVY TRAIN!!!! – Burger Baby
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH – Fuel the Conquest

Shit we like
BLEED THE PIGS – (System) Control
DAWN OF HUMANS – Tort.Plode.Blurst
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS – Sex Pit
TORSO – Community Psychosis
GAG – Intro/Squeeze
IVY – 20’ Oh’s Willin 2.0
MALPORTADO KIDS – Mi Concha

Bay Area
BLATZ – Fuck Shit Up
TALK IS POISON – Control
CODE OF HONOR – Code of Honor
RAOOUL – Fresh and Nubile
VOETSEK – Back to the Bay
HICKEY – Believe

Outro songs:
TONY MOLINA – Change My Ways
GOWANUS MUTANT KOMMANDOS – Mutant Kommando

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!



MRR Radio #1431 • 12/14/14


December 14th, 2014 by

This week Matt hates the cops, loves the Deutschpunk, and shares some recent acquisitions from his travels, as well as spinning a few newer releases.

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Intro song:
VERTIGO – Vertigo

Grazhdanskaya Oborona

Grazhdanskaya Oborona

For the Badge-Wearin’ Fascist Villans
SLIME – ACAB
BGK – Police Crimes
MUSHROOM ATTACK – Kill the Pigs
THE KIDS – Fascist Cops
REALLY RED – Teaching You the Fear

Newer Faves
LAS CRUCES – Supersida/Matarte
LEVITATIONS – Partners in Crime
PURA MANIA – Sospechoso
VIVID SEKT – The Void

Deutschpunk Rules
MARIONETZ – Gas Gas Gas
KGB – Sekt Ist Kaltgestellt
ABWÄRTS – Monday On My Mind
EA80 – In Allen Dingen
UNWANTED YOUTH – Brain Attack
AUSBRUCH – Südafrika

From the Bins of Europe
ZARAMA – Zaramaren Erdian
KUD IDIJOTI – Preživjeti
GRAZHDANSKAYA OBORONA – Мы В Глубокой Жопе
VONBRIGDI – Ó, Reykjavík

Outro songs:
SELFISH – Overcome
CARTOUCHE – Obscenity

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!



New Blood! LILAC DAZE, GRUMP and WEBCAM TEENS


September 18th, 2014 by

MRR magazine’s popular “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:
LILAC DAZE

Date & location formed:
We became a band in December of 2012 in Frederick, MD.

Reason for forming:
Evan and Matt had been in bands together since they were 14 years old and were in between projects at the time. After receiving a book on Riot Grrrl, Patti began learning bass and started jamming with Evan and Matt. Within a month, the band gained momentum and started playing house shows in our hometown.

Lilac Daze

What are your lyrics about?
All three of us contribute lyrics to the band. We usually write about anything from the trials and errors of growing up, finding happiness, and maintaining relationships to guinea pigs and beer.

How would you describe your sound?
We play jangly alt rock with a crunch. Our songs are largely influenced by the music we grew up on. We incorporate elements of punk rock and ’80s and ’90s alternative rock mixed with modern up-and-comers. We filter out all the bullshit and leave you with pure goodness, like a Brita filter.

What is the future for this band?
We plan to continue releasing music, and want to tour more and meet cool people. Hopefully Matt won’t have to make pizza 5 days a week.

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/lilacdazeband

lilacdaze.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
GRUMP (questions answered by Marshall)

Date & location formed:
Grump formed in February 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Cody and Ian had been jamming a bit before then, but I’m pretty sure it was February when Luke and I joined.

Reason for forming:
Boredom, I guess. I don’t know, same reasons anyone starts a hardcore band—not really anything better do to.

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What are your lyrics about?
My lyrics are mostly just free association of whatever I’m thinking or reading about at that time. I collect lines in a notebook and try and jam them together based on a related theme. The usual tropes—alienation, thought control, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Chorus pedal punk weirdocore.

What is the future for this band?
We’ve got a short tour of Eastern Canada planned. After that who knows. Maybe a record or something, more touring. No concrete plans yet.

Links and contact info:
grump.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
WEBCAM TEENS

Date & location formed:
We formed in Tallahassee, FL and played our first show in August ’11 at the Farside Collective, which was a DIY spot some of us in town helped to open and run for a while (RIP).

Reason for forming:
We started playing together after other bands some of us had played in broke up for one reason or another. We’re all at different stages in our lives, but being in a band with your friends is a good constructive release for lots of pent up shit that we all deal with, the rigors of life, nothing unique.

What are your lyrics about?
Our songs are about crooked politicians and leaders, life punching your ass in the gut, nothing making sense ever, motherfuckers who like to hear themselves talk and talk and talk, scenelords, drunk punks, the end of the world dance party, our creeping technological doom, bad business arrangements, spinning your wheels, killing yourself, the importance of saving yourself, and letting go of everything. Most of them rhyme.

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Webcam Teens (photo by Kate Decosmo)

How would you describe your sound?
Fast and straight ahead. But we’re on some now you see us, now you don’t shit. Tesco Vee fronting a sped-up Feel the Darkness era Poison Idea.

What is the future for this band?
Hopefully pressing wax and writing new shit. Contact: Our first demo/EP tape was released on Spirit Cat tapes. Our songs are free at webcamteens.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 is 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:



MRR Radio #1416 • 8/31/14


August 31st, 2014 by

Rachel and Nathan dig through the collection, and Dan sandwiches their jams with demos and new releases.

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Intro songs (dedicated to Michael Brown):
AK-47 – The Badge Means You Suck
POISON IDEA – The Badge

Sorrows

Sorrows

Dan is stoked on demos and a working tape deck
SORROWS – Change Your Mind
STERILE MIND – Hate Sick
BAD BLOOD – Catch a Bad One
MYSTERIOUS SKIN – Give Up
NARCOLEPTICS – Intro/Programmed

Rachel’s cute songs that make her happy
CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS – Easy Targets
CRUCIFIX – Steelcase Enclosure
THE ABUSED – Nuclear Threat
GERMS – No God
BROWN SUGAR – Total Fucking Garbage

Rachel and Nathan didn’t name their combined set
NIHILISTICS – Love and Kisses
SICK PLEASURE – I Don’t Play Pretty Music
FLOWER LEPERDS – Only 12 Years Old
KILSLUG – Make It Rain

Nathan’s turn
OUTBURST – The Hardway
POISON IDEA – Ballad of a Pre Op
NY WOLFPACK – Changed
STISISM – Dancing with Bacteria
SUPERTOUCH – Searching for the Light

Dan ends with a new one and a new reissue
THE JUMPERS – This Is It
BLOTTER – No Country for Old Kids

Outro song:
VOMIT PIGS – Baby’s Playing Games

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 DJ’s 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!