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New Blood! CONMAN, MILD SHAG, and EX-DEBS

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Maximum Rocknroll #394 • Mar 2016

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MRR Radio #1490 • 1/31/15

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New Blood! CHROMA, NIGHT SHAPES, and BLEEDING GUMS


January 21st, 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:logo copy
CHROMA

Date & location formed:

Barcelona, around 2014 and 2015

Reason for forming:
Boredom basically. Chroma saved our lives from the insane daily routine.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are about the issues that we care about, of the realities that surround us, and about ourselves. We throw out ideas and raise points, question affirmations that exist in our imaginations; maybe this openness gives the lyrics a philosophical nature, which was what we were looking for. We don’t want our lyrics to be the same slogans as always. We prefer to suggest new concepts. In the background to all of this, gender issues, feminism, communication, faith, religion and capitalism are the essence of what we sing about.

How would you describe your sound?
It is repetitive, metallic- we try to make it sound like an industrial machine, like something completely unnatural. The thing about Chroma is that we want it simple, musically speaking. We want it to be direct. Our lyrics are super important but most of what the music explores words cannot be expressed: we are angry, we’re not happy, life is violent, society is shit. We don’t want our music to sound good, we want it to be uncomfortable. We are freaks!

What’s in the future for this band?
Chronologically we are releasing an LP with Hysteria Records, Dê o Fora! and Nada Nada Discos that is going to be in your favorite distros around the world in the next month. In February we will be touring the West Coast and playing the MRR Fest.

Links and contact info:
chromapunk.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
NIGHT SHAPES

Date & location formed:
2015 Oakland.

Reason for forming:
We’re just all into the same shit and had a bunch of gear laying around.

What are your lyrics about?
Usually approach each song with a feeling from the pressures of coping with being a person living with and around other people and the way we treat each other. Every time we play its different. Raw emotion I guess would be the best way to describe it? Like an improv set. Each time we play is different.

How would you describe your sound?
Psych / gaze / kraut / punk / puke

What’s in the future for this band?
Lots of shows. lots of records. New release on Heavy Dose in July.

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Links and contact info:

nightshapes.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
BLEEDING GUMS

Date & location formed:
November 2015, Chicago.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a band between The Stooges and The Fix.

What are your lyrics about?
The current state of humanity, anxiety, depression and mental health, fake friends, manipulative people.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw punk rock.

Bleeding Gums (photo by Martin Crudo)

Bleeding Gums (photo by Martin Crudo)

What’s in the future for this band?
A split tape with another band come summer, a 7″, a second tour to the east coast

Links and contact info:

bleedinggumsrnr.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 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:

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*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1488 • 1/17/16


January 17th, 2016 by

Grace plays some of her favorite records and tapes of 2015, also discussed in issue #393.

Play

Intro song:
BIG BLEACH – I’m a Punk

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See ya, 2015
LIME CRUSH – Graveyard
MIDNITE SNAXXX – Don’t Wake Me Up
VIAL – Move
VIOLENCE CREEPS – I’m Broke

Confusion Reigns
PIG DNA – Wolf
FRAU – EBD
NO – Run Dry
NO FORM – Barrier
DREGS – Parallel Justice

U S H C
JJ DOLL – Take the Time
PUBLIC URINATION – Where You Gonna Go
INDEX – I Tried to Deal
NOTS – Shelf Life
PATSY – Tuley Tude High

Barcelona, mostly
REALIDAD – Realidad
PÍÑEN – Empancipación
BARCELONA – Ansiedad
CØNDITIØN – Indictment

Pop Music
CCTV – Paranoia
SUBURBAN HOMES – Conformity in the UK
TERRY – Talk About Terry
SACRED PAWS – I Wonder

Time Travel
STICKMEN WITH RAY GUNS – Christian Rat Attack
MERCENARIAS – Mercenarias
SOBERANÍA PERSONAL – Maskavidrio

Outro song:
AQUARIAN BLOOD – Savage Mind

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! PROM NITE, BIB, and MACE


January 14th, 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:
PROM NITEprom nite

Date & location formed:
October 2015. Toronto, ON.

Reason for forming:
We either wanted to play in more active bands, or hadn’t played in bands before. Sought the opportunity to create new music with new people in the Toronto scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Mental health, self care, fuckboys being fuckboys. Sometimes playful and sometimes honest.

How would you describe your sound?
Toronto’s most punk sounding punk rock band. Real rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Performing more shows locally. We released a five song demo cassette in November. We’ll be putting out a single and another EP in 2016. Hopefully we’ll make it outside of Ontario.

Links and contact info:

realrockers.bandcamp.com
murdercityvideo.bigcartel.com

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Band name:
BIB

Date & location formed:
July 2015 / Omaha, Nebraska

Reason for forming:
We’ve all known each other for a long time, and shared a common interest in playing punk music

What are your lyrics about?
Social isolation, toxic hostility, nihilism

How would you describe your sound?
Punk

Bib (photo by Adam DeGross)

Bib (photo by Adam DeGross)

What’s in the future for this band?
We are playing Midwest Blood Fest in New Albany, IN in February. In March we are touring to and playing Everything Is Not O.K. 2 in Oklahoma City with Lemonade (Minneapolis) After that we plan on touring the U.S. and releasing a few records starting with a 7″

Links and contact info:

bibhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
MACE Logo

Date & location formed:
Around summer 2015 I guess? We’re from Chicago.

Reason for forming:
Chapman (guitar) and Harold (bass) are childhood friends and have played together before. Chapman knew Chris (drums) and they started practicing together and then around summer I joined because I really wanted to do vocals in a band again.

What are your lyrics about?
Some are about having post-traumatic stress disorder, “Predator” is about confronting/kicking out people at shows who are there seemingly solely to ruin everyone else’s good time. A lot of the songs are about people talking down to me, over me, tone-policing me and so on because it’s been a theme for me even from Good Punks who think they’re better than talking down to a woman, a survivor, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Nü tough guy hardcore.

MACE Band Photo

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a song coming out on a flexi with the 2nd issue of No Friends Zine, playing some fun shows, and hopefully writing another demo or 7” worth of material to tour with when the weather is nicer.

Links and contact info:

macehc.bandcamp.com
Send Mail to:
7228 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago IL 60645

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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 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:

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*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1487 • 1/10/16


January 10th, 2016 by

Oh, Maximum listeners. I thank you. I want you to get through that MAN IS THE BASTARD song. It will be worth it.

Play
Grace can no longer take it.

Grace can no longer take it.

Intro song:
THE MORTAL MICRONOTZ – So Fine

Pete punishes Grace’s ears
REGAL – Layer World
MAN IS THE BASTARD – Long Pig
CENTURY PALM – Valley Cyan

Pete destroys discs
ZŁODZIEJE ROWERÓW – SIŁA
SHEARING PINX – Pumpknot
EXHAUSTION – Phased Out

Pete slays stacks of vinyl
FARMERS – It’s in My Diary
GIRLS – Any Other Way it Would Be Different
BELLS OF… – Down
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY – When the Barn Caves In

Outro song:
THE EMBARRASSMENT – I’m a Don Juan

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! BLACK COMMUNION, VIAL, and NIÉGALO TODO


January 7th, 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:
BLACK COMMUNION

Date & location formed:
Winter of 2014 was our first practice, but it took us until the summer of 2015 to really figure out what we were doing lineup wise, and to play our first show with the current lineup. We’re in Portland, Oregon.

Reason for forming:
I (Jason) played in a band called hell&reason when I first moved to Portland. Through playing shows, I got connected with Gareth (and his band Profits) and Phil (and his band Carrion Spring). Gareth and Phil are some of the most talented people I’ve ever had the opportunity to play with, and I was a big fan of both of their bands prior to our formation. The three of us had been in and out of projects over the past ~6 years we’ve known each other (Gareth and I have been in another band for the past 5 years), and have always been supportive of one another. Good timing, a little boredom, and everything “clicking” by the 2nd or 3rd practice were all contributing factors.

What are your lyrics about?
Destiny.

How would you describe your sound?
I think the best comparison that we’ve received so far was Cursed meets Isis. It’s a good comparison because we are loud, have some fast parts, have some heavy parts, but we also don’t lose track of the groove. So Cursed meets Isis, Converge meets Young Widows, Cave In meets Breather Resist. That kind of thing.

What’s in the future for this band?
More recording. We all toured and did that, and I think we’re good with being a little more settled into our region. So we will probably play in the PNW and maybe the west coast over the course of 2016. But more importantly, we will be recording more songs.

Links and contact info:
BlackCommunion.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @BlackCommunion
Instagram: @BlackCommunion13

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Band name:

Date & location formed:

Fall of 2013

Reason for forming:
So we could hang out with each other all the time and collaborate.

What are your lyrics about?
Standing up for what’s right, standing up for ourselves. Confronting the people / issues in our life that make us angry and need addressing. And then the lessons learned from all of it.

How would you describe your sound?
“Babies scratching on a guitar.” – K Fal

What’s in the future for this band?
“We don’t have a future!” – Italy Jon

Links and contact info:
vialpunk.bandcamp.com

vial-band.tumblr.com

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Band name:
NIÉGALO TODO

Date & location formed:

We formed in early 2014 in the isolated Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Yes, that´s in Mexico.

Reason for forming:
We formed out of frustration of not having any hardcore snotty punk bands in Chiapas, we formed one, you know, DIY and stuff.

What are your lyrics about?
General alienation, frustation with life and that great feeling of stagnation when you reach certain age and realize how horrible everyone around you is.

How would you describe your sound?
I’d love to say raw, but that’s too pretentious and general, I mean, we love Wretched and Selena, so, who knows?. Just give a listen to our stuff and decide for yourself.
What’s in the future for this band?

Well, the guitar player and lead singer moved to Florida, so we don’t know. We’d love to tour the USA and release more stuff.

Links and contact info:

niegaloxtodo.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 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:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.