It’s so good that SD is back, isn’t it? Ah we have missed it…To open up my bank account, I will kick off with the first split release from Australian label Psychic Hysteria. The 7″ features two short, sharp blasts of punk madness from beautifully damaged trio PISS FACTORY (named after the seminal Patti Smith song I assume) and bratwave duo HEARTS & ROCKETS (FKA Heat Wave; changed after one of those ugly cease and desist letters clattered through their letterbox recently. Why can’t we all get along? Ah well…)
Davida Loca, the main man behind PART TIME since 2009, has a brand new 7″ from Sweaters & Pearls Records to go along with his newly released LP on Burger Records, Virgo’s Maze.
Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle are the duo behind ENERGY SLIME. Their new 7″ covers a vast mix of sounds in a brief sample of time, bringing to life a technicolor sisterworld of squishy synth pop. Continue reading “Energy Slime – New Dimensional 7″”
Hot Off the Press this week: BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS released their second 12″ record (Total Punk), the NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS just released their debut (Deranged Records), and SCHONWALD has a new sophomore record to share with the world (Anywave Music/ Manic Depression Records). Continue reading “Hot Off the Press: Buck Biloxi and the Fucks, Neighborhood Brats, Schonwald”
Australian synth-punks AUSMUTEANTS are currently on a tear. Stale White Boys Playing Stale Black Music is their latest, a 7″ released by Easter Bilby before they tour the USA for their first time ever.
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The machines are humming, the band’s locked in and the psychic damage has been done. The question is where do you go from here? BEAR IN HEAVEN’S latest entry Time is Over One Day Old captures a group that’s grappling with those questions; trying to find the answer and move forward. Continue reading “Bear In Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old”
Slug Guts weren’t so much a band as they were a primal force of nature conjured up from the darkest recesses of a chasm in the Earth – guitars whipped and struck with the frightening intensity of sandstorms bearing down on you as drums rolled in from a distance like thunder warning you to run, and those vocals… it was like being torn apart by a cackling pack of starved hyenas. WHITE HEX, then, seems to be a measured response.
Continue reading “White Hex – Gold Nights LP”