Saturday, March 28, 2015


Baltimore, Maryland's Alter is a promising new outfit that constructs beautifully atmospheric shoegaze-infused post-rock.  These guys recently dropped a debut EP that really absorbed me at first listen.  This trio creates layers of sounds with trance-inducing guitar noise, blanketing bass tones, driving percussion and monotone-yet-melodic vocal harmonies .  Bookhouse Records will soon release "False Dawn" on cassette, but until then, snag a digital download below, then buy the shit outta that tape when it drops!  DIG!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  мища & Barbelith

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False Dawn EP (2015)

Lack Of Interest

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Now it's time for some good ole' So Cal Powerviolence from Lack Of Interest.  Loaded with a whirlwind of distortion, rapid paced drums and tough-guy vocals, these guys are awesomely baddass!  Formed back in the early 90's, Lack Of Interest has always been about the music and never about the money.  These guys never want to headline shows, they just want to be included on some ill-ass bills.  Good messages and damn good tunes.  If you dig early powerviolence, don't miss these guys.  They own!  Everything I could find is posted below.  Snag and DIG!!!!!!

Bastard Noise / Lack Of Interest Split LP (2013)

Weekend Nachos / Lack Of Interest Split 7" (2012)

This Comp. Kills Fascists Vol. 2 (2010)
(Lack Of Interest Tracks Only)

Capitalist Casualties / Lack Of Interest Split 7" (2010)

Never Back Down LP (2005)

Trapped Inside LP (1999)

Bllleeaauurrrgghh! : A Music War Comp. 7" (1998)
(Lack Of Interest Track Only)

Stapled Shut Split 7" (1997)
(Lack Of Interest Tracks Only)

Spazz Split 7" (1997)
(Lack Of Interest Tracks Only)

Slave State Split 7" (1993)
(Lack Of Interest Tracks Only)

Brain Killer

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Brain Killer played some blazing American hardcore with noisy Japanese d-beat inspirations.  These guys ripped through pummeling material that was tough as nails and never let up for a second .  Their music is filled with buzzsaw riffs, muddled bass noise, non-stop drum abuse and burly vocal grunts.  Snag everything below if you haven't had the privilege yet.  Dig!!!!!!

III 7" (2012)

Every Actual State Is Corrupt 12" EP (2011)

Self Titled 7" (2008)

Demo Cassette (2008)

Crown Court

London's Crown Court dropped one hell of a demo with their debut entitled "Trouble From London" and now they have a new 7" EP under their belt!  These early 80's Oi! inspired jams are incredibly addictive.  Rough, thumping and surprisingly melodic in a punk-as-fuck way.  Get pissed.  Dig!

- For Fans Of:  Blitz, Nuclear Spring, The Flex & Criminal Damage

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Ruck And Roll 7" (2015)

Demo Cassette (2014)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

We Were Skeletons

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania's We Were Skeletons always delivered the goods.  Lasting from 2007-2013, this trio spit out technical and heartfelt emotional hardcore jams that always brought Off Minor and Ampere vibes to my mind.  These guys constructed masterful tunes of noodly-yet-heavy guitars, angular bass rhythms, mathematical drum work and harshly melodic dual vocals.  Snag everything below and DIG!

- For Fans Of:  La Quiete, Youth Funeral, Forms & Innards

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Blame & Aging LP (2012)

4-Way Split LP (2011)
(We Were Skeletons Tracks Only)

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The Saddest Landscape / We Were Skeletons Split 7" (2011)

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Self Titled LP (2010)

We Were Skeletons / мища Split 7" (2010)

Ryan Oatman EP (2009)

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Summers LP (2008)

Thursday, March 19, 2015


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Olympia, Washington's G.L.O.S.S. is a raging new hardcore band that dropped a tasty demo this year that's been praised quite a bit lately.  I'd have to agree with said praise and say that this is a solid display of ultra-pissed hardcore loaded with furious vocals, rough and catchy guitar hooks and thumping drums throughout.  Everyone should be cranking to these jams by now but in case you haven't, snag below and dig!

- For Fans Of:  Glue, Sem Hastro, DiE & Snøb

Demo Cassette (2015)

Giraffes? Giraffes!

This duo plays some of the most technical and instrumental math rock I've heard. With a name like Giraffes? Giraffes! They were destined to acquire an odd sound. There's no way to describe Giraffes? Giraffes! So, I'm just going to repeat what I thought once I heard their discography for the first time. G?G!= A blender filled with math rock+instrumental+alternative+psychedelic, turned on high speeds to confuse and entertain.  Saw these dudes blow up a bookstore in Peterborough, NH this spring with Ampere and Speedy Ortiz.  Killed it!!!  Snag everything below because it's incredible..  Jam on.  Dig.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Waste Management

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Here's some fierce and meaty Boston hardcore from Waste Management.  These 80's inspired beantown jams are loaded with thick buzzing riffs, stomping drums and forceful vocal grunts.  These guys deliver a constant barrage of ragingly mean hardcore that goes for the throat.  Snag everything below and dig.

The Stomp-I-Lation Cassette (2014)

Power Abuse 7" (2011)

Get Your Mind Right 7" (2007)

Limp Wrist

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As Limp Wrist claimed "We put the 'core' back in homocore."  This pioneering hardcore punk band created blistering material that's super-fast, thrashing and undeniably catchy.  These guys are classic and inspiring in many forms and it shows very clearly on their recorded output and overall message to scenes everywhere.  With much-appreciated assistance from What We Do Is Secret, you can snag their entire discography below!  DIG!!!!!!

Self Titled 12" EP (2008)

Want Us Dead 7" (2006)

Discography CD (2000-2004)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Long Knife

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Long Knife is a rocking hardcore punk outfit from Portland, Oregon that absolutely kills it.  This band rips through unstoppable tracks of supercharged mayhem.  There's guitar riffs galore, wailing leads, driving bass melodies, drum work that's fucking-on-point! and ugly snarling vocals.  I can't describe their greatness with words alone.  Snag, support, dig.

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Meditations On Self Destruction LP (2014)

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Forward / Long Knife Split 7" (2014)

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Possession 7" (2014)

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Wilderness 12" EP (2013)