In early May, Rhode Island’s DOWNTOWN BOYS released their first full length LP, Full Communism. Issued by Don Giovanni Records, the liberating release is a hardcore onslaught of societal criticisms. Political punk can often come across as cliche or forced but Full Communism is a timely and relatable protest piece combating the member’s perceived social injustices.
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After bouncing around labels in what I can only assume was an inebriated blur, Melbourne’s WOD has settled with Pissfart Records and since released their full length debut, I’m Going To Tell Everyone We Slept Together Even If We Didn’t on tape. Continue reading “WOD – I’m Going To Tell Everyone We Slept Together Even If We Didn’t CS”
Formed late last year in Syndey, let us welcome POLISH CLUB to the United States. With only three songs to their name and two members to the band, Polish Club has perked the ears of the local listeners and will inevitably attract more with their looming debut album in the works. Continue reading “Polish Club – Singles”
Stolen Body Records (Bristol, UK) continue to issue fuzzy garage rock goodness with the second edition of their split LP series. This LP features another group of Grand Rapids rockers, BLACK FRUIT, and local Bristolian ensemble, FACTOTUM.
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During a two-year hiatus from releasing music with the Beach Fossils, frontman Dustin Payseur and his wife, Katie Garcia, built Bayonet Records. The couple’s new platform now purveys a collection of contemporary bands including Red Sea, Warehouse and Payseur’s new project, FLUORIDE.
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After releasing a well-received demo EP, Austin, Texas’ INSTITUTE dropped the distressed 7″, Giddy Boys, with Brooklyn’s Katorga Works in June 2014. Institute features members from established hardcore acts Glue, the Wiccans and Blotter, but their new project boasts a deranged anarcho-punk attitude that has blog’s buzzing. Continue reading “Institute – Giddy Boys 7″ EP”
OS NOCTÀMBULOS released their debut album, Corsica Garden, Septemeber 1, 2014. The promising Franco-British newcomers boast a distinctly 60’s style that combines garage rock, surf, psychadelia and shades of country. Corsica Garden is available on limited edition vinyl from Evil Hoodoo Records in Sheffield. Continue reading “Os Noctàmbulos – Corsica Garden LP”
After quietly releasing two albums, SEALION’S third, HEAVY FIZZ, is set to blow out eardrums and any doubts about their legitimacy as bonafide surf-punks. Their unique blend of artsy post-punk and pop-infused surf tones make for a perfect, sultry-summer soundtrack. Released July 29, the album is available in both vinyl and cassette formats from Hovercraft and Lollipop Records respectively. Continue reading “Sealion – HEAVY FIZZ”
Internationally recognized as a primitive, psychotic force of rock n’ roll, THE ANOMALYS initially released their self-titled debut through Slovenly Recordings in June of 2010. The nine-song assault of blues-flavored, punk rock savagery can definitely be summed up in one word – raw. Now they’re back with a new 7″ EP from the label, Deadline Blues. Continue reading “The Anomalys – s/t LP + Deadline Blues 7″”
After dropping Alex Falardeau from their lineup, the remaining Plantains (Andrew Tamlyn, Josh Korf, Nolan Krebs) have spiced things up with a new band name, HEATERS. The enduring trio picked up right where Plantains left off with Brown Sugar, an EP full of 5 psych-flavored garage songs. Continue reading “Heaters – Brown Sugar EP”