Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Diet Cig

My good friend at Minimal Crimes reviewed this duo's most recent two song 7" and it was love at first note. Diet Cig play fun little songs with a 90's pop element surrounding them. Add in some punk stylings and you get a "we don't give a fuck but let's have fun with this and dance" attitude.

Sleep Talk / Dinner Date 7"

Culture Abuse

Hey, I'm back. Yes! Well here is something for you druggy fucks out there. Culture Abuse! Some dudes from Cali from bands you've heard of playing "party anthems" under the influence of multiple illegal substances. It's awesome too! These dudes are doing something new and kind of creepy. One of the guitars has this cool effect on it that makes it creepy and trippy. I think it's a guitar. The vocals are rad too. Really fucked sounding and desperate. Get into this. Buy your copy here! Peep their new 7" and the 12" EP edition of their first release, The Day Dreams Of Nothing. The exclusive track on it is RAAD.


This western MA trio are a tidal wave of 60's rock nostalgia. Playing a darker and sloppier version of rock n' roll yesteryear, Gluebag don't forget the past as they truck along towards an unknown future of confusion, alienation, and mental breaks.  

Members were also in: Aerosols, SQRM, & Fugitive 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Big Crux

Big Crux hails from Seattle, Washington and plays and funky combination of hardcore, skate-rock and post-punk that's so damn catchy.  The energy is always high and the mood these guys set with their sound is super positive and smile-inducing.  Snag everything below and have fun with these upbeat and driving jams.  Boogie down and dig.

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Ponchito LP (2014)

"R13" from split 7" w/Criminal Code cover art
Criminal Code Split 7" (2013)
(B<X Track Only)

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Welcome To 2013 Comp. LP

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Big Crux Is Big Funk 7" (2011)

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Nature Cruising 12" EP (2011)

Redwing Blackbird

New Hampshire's Redwing Blackbird consists of two best friends playing a damn enjoyable form of acoustic folk rock.  I love every one of their releases! Heartfelt, catchy & flawlessly crafted songs will make you fiend like a junkie for more.  Perfect for any mood, snag it all!  Posted below is everything I could find from them.  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Death To Tyrants, Dweller On The Threshold & Footings

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Birds Of A Feather (2013)

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Walk With Me (2013)

That River Skinned A Bear cover art
That River Skinned A Bear (2010)

Winter Versions / Ampere Songs (2009)

Redwing Blackbird (2007)

Sing Me To Sleep (2006)

Preskool Dropouts

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Boston, still spitting out ragingly insane hardcore as usual.  Preskool Dropouts released two demos on Twerp Records that're unbelievably rowdy.  This material is a raw and stomping thrash-fest of classic Boston HC sounds that will have you hooked instantly.  Enough said, snag below and punch something.  Dig.

Demo Too Cassette (2015)

Demmo Cassette (2014)


Here's some unrelenting fast-core from Boston's Beartrap.  This is some absolutely face-ripping hardcore with violent buzzing riffs,  pummeling drum insanity and utterly pissed off vocals.  These guys are fast and fierce with an undeniably intense delivery.  Snag these frantic blasts of aggression below and hope for more soon!  Dig.

- For Fans Of:  Cyborg, DNF, ThreatenerFlat Out & DS-13

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To Live A Lie Vol. II Comp. LP (2014)

Stoughton Forever Demo Cassette (2013)

Covers (2013)

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Sleep Eradication 7" (2012)

Drawn And Quartered : 4-Way Split 7" (2012)

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Nailed Shut 7" (2011)

God, Fearing Youth Cassette (2010)

Witches With Dicks

Witches With Dicks
Witches With Dicks was a gruff, rugged and fun as hell pop punk band from Boston, MA.  The energy is there, the attitude is there and the all-around joy of punk rock is definitely there!  All of the members share vocal duties too which is super-cool!  Snag everything I could find below and dig.

American Railroads 7" (2007)

Manual LP (2007)

Witches With Dicks / Conversions Split 7" (2005)

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Buffalo, New York's Blobs are a straight-ahead, rock-fused punk band that doesn't shy away from awesome grooves.  These guys and gal create tunes that're loaded with tasty licks, moving bass lines, upbeat drums and gritty female fronted groans.  Their jams are rad as hell so snag 'em up and dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Space Wolves, Bad People & Brown Sugar

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Demo Cassette (2015)

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Feral Kid Mix-Tape Vol. II (2015)
(Blobs Track Only)

The Afternoon Gentlemen

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The Afternoon Gentlemen, from Leeds, England,  is a jaw-dropping and unpredictable mincegrind/powerviolence outfit drenched with drunken aggression.  These guys play faster, harder and more precise than most attempted bands of the genre.  This is a clever and brutal start-stop grind band that constantly blows my mind.  They have the perfect mixture of face-melting grindcore and punk-as-fuck powerviolence that's highly addictive.  Enjoy the crushing speed and download everything I could find below.

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Lycanthrophy Split 10" (2015)
(T.A.G. Tracks Only)

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Self Titled LP (2015)

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Grind In The Mind 7" (2014)

Power Joogle Pogger Violence 10" (2012)

Pissedography LP/CD (2009-2011)

White Cider Chronicles : The Birdshit Basement Sessions (2007-2008)

Aggression Pact

Aggression Pact is a menacing hardcore punk group with quite the pedigree of members.  This ripping brand of American hardcore is direct and on-fucking-point with supercharged riffs, pummeling drum work and tough vocal grunts.  These guys don't let up and create a constant barrage of punk intensity.  Snag their jams below and dig hard!

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Self Titled 7" (2015)

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Promo Cassette (2014)


Ilmestys brings a breath of fresh air to the raw black metal scene. Both of these tapes are absolutely insane! Get on this. "Total fucking whirlwind of chaos not to be slept on. Driving riffs, incredible drumming, and layers of noise encircle you in despair and supernatural anxiety."

Demo II (2015)

Demo I (2012)