XYZ is the trans-Atlantic collaboration between American Ian Svenonius and Frenchman Memphis Electronic. You might recognize Mr. Svenonius’ effort to free Arthur Lee with his former group, the Make-Up, or his more recent work with Chain & the Gang or Escape-ism, the same way you might recall Mr. Electronic’s time with NON!, the Dum Dum Boys or Die Idiots. Continue reading “XYZ – Artificial Flavoring”
All aboard! MELTING PALMS decidedly take us as a guest on their cosmos-bound space craft from Hamburg. Their new self titled cassette tape is a 22-minute voyage through their little corner of the universe. It’s released by the good folks in Hamburg, Germany at La Pochette Surprise Records in a short run of just 100 copies.
Formed in early 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin, DUMB VISION now has two separate cassette tapes under their belt. A Total Commitment To Evil was released in late 2017 on the bands own Rare Plant label. Their two tapes are only the beginning of bigger things to come, as the band has both a 7″ and a full-length album planned for later down the road in 2018.
You can stop waiting, for THE RAW NERVES have returned with their long-awaited sophomore record. More Nerves is their second LP on 1:12 Records in New Zealand, coming with 15 more tracks about love, depression, straight-up hooliganism, and then some.
Now operating under the name Florida’s Dead Records, they just proudly released the long-awaited debut LP from 80’s Florida punk band BROKEN TALENT. Rules No One compiles 14 tracks spanning their brief life from the slums of Miami.
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Every so often, an audacious band comes around that breaks free from the creative constraints of eye-rolling genre limitations – HOME BLITZ is a prime example of this enterprising spirit. Hailing from Princeton, New Jersey, their second full-length, Foremost & Fair is now available on Richie Records. Continue reading “Home Blitz – Foremost & Fair”
The folks at Frantic City Records have been on a tear this far through 2015. Wall of Cheese from LADY BANANA, a trio based in Göteborg, Sweden, is their third most-recent release, delivering a blend of bluesy garage and punk in a blistering 20-minute tantrum.