Top Tens from MRR #376 • September 2014

13 09 2014

Each month we post our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the previous issue of Maximum Rocknroll. These are from MRR #376, the September 2014 issue.

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
JUANITA Y LOS FEOS- Nueva Numancia-LP
NAPRED U PROŠLOST-Komunizam-EP
MAAILMANLOPPU-both EPs
REPLICA-Beast-EP
VIVID SEKT-EP
ALERTA ROJA-Algo Esta Cambiando…-LP
S.H.I.T-Generation Shit-EP
BAD ENERGY-Dead Magic-EP
DISARRAY-1982-1986-LP
BLAZING EYE-live

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
KLAXON-EP
ALERTA ROJA-Algo Esta Cambiando…-LP
NAPRED U PROŠLOST-Komunizam-EP
AHNA/CONTORTURE-split EP
DEGENERATE-CD / ELECTRIC FUNERAL-2xLP
SUFFER THE STORM-side of split
NIGHTFELL-CD
V/A-Bloodstains Across Buffalo-LP
EU’S ARSE-EP & split / KONTAMINAT-EP
KRUEL/BLAZING EYE/ARGENTAVIS-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
DUTCH MASTERS-All in the Wires-LP
I GET MYNZE-Big Wup-EP
NOTS-Fix/Modern-45
V/A-Bloodstains Across Buffalo-LP
THE MAN-EP
THE ACHTUNGS-45
THE SHIVVERS-LP
MARY MONDAY AND THE BITCHES-45
YI-Crying-LP
THE GIZMOS-live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
BAD DADDIES-You AIn’t Right-EP & live
LIMBS BIN/SETE STAR SEPT-split demo
KONTAMINAT-EP
AHNA/CONTORTURE-split
METHRA-demo
S.H.I.T-Generation Shit-EP & live
MARDOU-demo
REPLICA-Beast-EP / NAPALM A.D.-12”
PUBERTY WOUNDS-live
SHITSTORM-live

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Justin Davisson

Justin Davisson
WHITE PAGES-Bam Bam-EP
ZIG ZAGS-Brainded Warrior-EP
THETAN-Laughed at by the Gods-LP
HUMAN ADULT BAND-Trash Pickin’-EP
ZERO GAIN-Slow Thinking-LP
APERIODIC/MALA IN SE/JOE 4/KNIFE THE SYMPHONY- EP
THE GIZMOS-live
PHANTOM SURFERS-live
PERSONAL & THE PIZZAS-live
BANANAS-live

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
NOTS-Fix/Modern-45
CURTIS SEALS / CHRISTIAN D’ORBIT-split 45
ALERTA ROJA-LP / NAPRED U PROŠLOST-EP
SOUTHERN COMFORT-45 / PRIESTS-LP
THE SHIVVERS-LP
STRANGE WILDS-EP / HUMAN ERROR-LP
JUANITA Y LOS FEOS-LP / MARY MONDAY-45
TAULARD-LP / PERSPEX FLESH-LP
NEO-PUNKZ-EP / AR-KAICS-45
V/A-Bloodstains Across Buffalo-LP / XEROX-LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
MARY MONDAY AND THE BITCHES-45
KONTAMINAT-Team Player-EP
STRANGE WILDS-Wet-EP
BUSTED OUTLOOK-demo & live
V/A-Bloodstains Across Buffalo-LP
XTRA MEDIUM-side of split-EP
REPLICA-Beast-EP
LIMP WRIST-live
GAS RAG-live
YOUNGER LOVERS-live

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
REPLICA-Beast-EP
TODD CONGELLIERE-Wrong Side-LP
BAD DADDIES-You Ain’t Right-EP
NOTS-Fix/Modern-45
YI-Crying-LP
MANATEEES-Seek Help-45
CHRISTIAN D’ORBIT/CURTIS SEALS-split EP
THE ACHTUNGS-45
V/A-It Came From Alabama-LP
FUNERAL CONE-live / ANCIENT FILTH-live / THE GIZMOS-live

Kenny Kaos
CIRCLE JERKS-Wild in the Streets-LP
GRANDMAS’S BOYFRIEND/THE STEADYS-split EP
THE GIRLST-Let’s Not Be Friends-LP
BIG EYES/POST TEENS-split EP
MARY MONDAY AND THE BITCHES-I Gave My Punk Jacket to Rickie/Popgun-45
THE AR-KAICS-Why Should I?/Slave to Her Lies-45
FIRST TIMES-Mono Mono-EP
MANATEES-Seek Help-45
THE ACHTUNGS-45 / THE SHIVVERS-LP

Carolyn Keddy
NOTS-Fix/Modern-45
BAD DADDIES-You Ain’t Right-EP
MANATEEES-Hate on Parade/Struggle-45
DUTCH MASTERS-All in the Wires-LP
SICK THOUGHTS-You Just Lie-EP
THE AR-KAICS-Why Should I?/Slave to Her Lies-45
THE ACHTUNGS-45 / KILLER BEES-45
MARY MONDAY AND THE BITCHES-45
ROY AND THE DEVIL’S MOTORCYCLE-CD
THE PENETRATORS-45 / THE SHIVVERS-LP

Ray Lujan
EARTH GIRLS-Wrong Side of History-EP
DAN WEBB AND THE SPIDER-CD
MASKED INTRUDER-CD
NEEDLES//PINS-Shamebirds-LP
REPLICA-Beast-EP
NEWTOWN NEUROTICS-45
THE SHIVVERS-LP / MARY MONDAY AND THE BITCHES-45
ABOLITIONISTS/RUBRICS-split EP
THE GIZMOS-live / WHITE LUNG-live
BLACK FORK-live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
JUANITA Y LOS FEOS- Nueva Numancia-LP
TAULARD-Les Abords du Lycée
NEO PUNKZ-EP / SUSPENSE-EP
KLAXON-The Kids Today-EP
ALERTA ROJA-Algo Esta Cambiando…-LP
S.H.I.T-Generation Shit-EP & live
NAPRED U PROŠLOST-EP / REPLICA-Beast-EP
KONTAMINAT-Team Player-EP
V/A-Bloodstains Across Buffalo-LP
GLUE-live / GAS RAG-live / BLAZING EYE-live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
JUANITA Y LOS FEOS- Nueva Numancia-LP
BAD DADDIES-You Ain’t Right-EP
KLAXON-The Kids Today-EP
S.H.I.T-Generation Shit-EP
MARY MONDAY-45
REPLICA-Beast-EP
ALERTA ROJA-Algo Esta Cambiando…-LP
PRIESTS-Bodies and Control and Money and Power-12”
CHRISTIAN D’ORBIT/CURTIS SEALS-split EP
NOTS-Fix/Modern-EP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
ALERTA ROJA-LP / S.H.I.T.-EP / KONTAMINAT-EP
EU-Vostoliitto- Yksin Maailmaa Vastaan-EP
JUANITA Y LOS FEOS- Nueva Numancia-LP
WHITE PAGES-Bam Bam-EP
MANATEEES-Seek Help-45
BAD DADDIES-You Ain’t Right-EP
CRETINS-EP
MAAILMANLOPPU- Haista Vittu Maailma-EP
NEO PUNKZ-EP / SUSPENSE-EP
NAPRED U PROŠLOST-Komunizam-EP

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Diana Vashti

Diana Vashti
TETOLA93-LP
PRIESTS-Bodies and Control and Money and Power-12”
MANATEEES-Hate on Parade/Struggle-45
S.H.I.T-Generation Shit-EP
BAD DADDIES-live
BAD DADDIES-You Ain’t Right-EP
REPLICA-Beast EP
ALERTA ROJA-Algo Esta Cambiando…-LP
YI-Crying-12”
BIG EYES/POST TEENS-split EP

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September 13th, 2014 by MRR


MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

12 09 2014

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

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More at www.nothingmattress.com and facebook.com/nothingmattress
Nothing Mattress book #2 is out now! Get it here.

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NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com

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KRUST TOONS by Teddy Hazard!

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More funny funnies by Teddy at hazardstudiosdotnet.wordpress.com

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

September 12th, 2014 by MRR


New Blood! RED DEATH and FISCAL CLIFF

11 09 2014

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…

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Band name:
RED DEATH

Date & location formed:
Red Death was formed in October 2013 in the dining room of The Newton house in Washington, D.C.

Reason for forming:
The band was created by four roommates who liked hanging out, eating shitty food and talking about music. We reached our peak when we got the neighbor to cuss us out in the middle of a snowstorm and call the cops. (Cheers)

What are your lyrics about?
“Acidic chaotic genocidal war torn freak outs. I used to play fucked up evil ass ‘last man standing’ style games with my toys when I was a kid. Real bloody and gory and no holds barred. Now I just sing about it.” —DHD

How would you describe your sound?
We sound like a mix of C.O.C., The Accüsed, Cro-Mags, Discharge, vine compilations and all things punk.

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What is the future for this band?
Red Death will record an LP called Permanent Exile for Grave Mistake Records (USA) and Hardware Records (Europe). We’re going to do a Southeast tour in late February, full USA tour with The Flex in April, and a European tour in summer 2015.

Links and contact info:
reddeath.bandcamp.com
reddeathdc {at} gmail(.)com

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Band name:
FISCAL CLIFF

Date & location formed:
We first formed last year in Oakland as a two piece, but we really became a complete unit when Nicole joined the band five or so months ago.

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Reason for forming:
For the sake of rocking out.

What are your lyrics about?
Isolation, paranoia, New-Age, Southern California Gurus, and desolate suburban towns off Highway 80.

How would you describe your sound?
We like to jangle, but also enjoy getting loud, dancey, and head-bangy. People tell us we sound like a different band at every show and some comparisons are more baffling than others.

What is the future for this band?
Our guitarist just moved to Philadelphia, so we won’t be playing as much for a while—but, we just recorded a new 4-song EP that we’re planning on releasing soon. There also may be some wintertime shows in the works!

Links and contact info:
fiscalcliff2.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: mrrnewblood {at} gmail(.)com

September 11th, 2014 by MRR


Record of the Week: PROTESTANT In Thy Name LP

9 09 2014

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Hoooly shit! I’ve always loved me some PROTESTANT, but this new record is something else entirely, departing from their well-honed dark hardcore attack to embrace the hateful, raw filth of black metal. Cory’s unmistakable vocals (and the occasional massive breakdown) provide a link to the band’s previous discography, and the throat-ripping fury of metalpunk is definitely there, but they’ve rebuilt their sound from the ground up with some deliciously lo-fi production. The whole thing is overflowing with jaw-dropping riffs, played with the passion and precision of a band a decade into their existence. Easily one of the top black metal/crust crossovers I’ve heard—and believe me, I’ve heard far too many in the last several years. I would have to say that this is also PROTESTANT’s best, most consistent full-length to date. Trends come and go, but In Thy Name is the real deal. An instant classic.
(Halo of Flies)

—Will Blomquist

September 9th, 2014 by MRR


Monday Photo Blog: Hank Wood and the Hammerheads in Santa Ana, CA

8 09 2014

The Black Flame Collective sent over some photos of Hank Wood and the Hammerheads for today’s Monday Photo Blog. These photos are from their show at El Centro Cultural de Mexico down in Santa Ana, CA, this past July. For more about Black Flame, check out facebook.com/blackflamecollective.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

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!

September 8th, 2014 by Matt Average