Thursday, December 31, 2015

Destruction Unit

Phoenix, Arizona's Destruction Unit started as a simple synth-punk solo project and evolved over the years into a haunting and hallucinatory brand of experimental punk rock.  These guys creatively combine psychedelic noise rock and primitive hardcore punk into an even more complex mixture of sounds that's hard to pinpoint.  Their music consumes you with layers of eerie soundscapes that blanket over trippy effects-drenched guitars, deep bass rhythms, driving drum beatings, hypnotic keyboards and grungy vocal melodies.  Destruction Unit's latest full length is easily one of the best albums of the year so if you've slept on this gem, get on it.  Snag these noisy, hazy and intriguing tunes now and lose yourself.  Dig.

Negative Feedback Resistor LP (2015)

Live In San Francisco LP (2015)

Dust [Single] (2014)

Merchandise / Destruction Unit / Milk Music : 3-Way Split LP (2014)

Deep Trip LP (2013)

Two Strong Hits 7" (2013)

Void LP (2012)

Sonoran LP (2011)

Eclipse LP (2010)

Destruction Unit / Black Sunday Split LP (2008)

Let's Lie 7" (2008)

My Disease 7" (2000)



Washington D.C.'s Protester plays a hate filled brand of straight-edge hardcore that shows major influence of early Boston and NY bands with a rough and thumping result.  Their sound is filled with massive amounts of energy, aggression and fills your brain with thick riffs, driving tempos and throaty vocals.  This band is tough-as-nails and a force to be reckoned with!  Snag everything below and dig.

Paincave Sessions Cassette (2015)

No Identity 7" (2015)

The Red Line Comp. (2015)

Protester 7" cover art
Self Titled 7" (2014)

Demo Cassette (2013)


sump    Cryptic Salve Band
Sump is a two-piece blacked oi-punk band from Yorkshire, England.  These guys play a super-raw, lo-fi blend of thumping punk riffs, straight ahead drum beats and tormentingly vicious vocals.  High levels of subtle-yet-driving intensity are captured in a dark and filthy realm of punk hell.  This stuff is ugly, nasty, fuzzy, hypnotic and extremely awesome!  Everything I could find from these guys is posted below.  Dig!

Murder Cassette (2014)

VII : Ways To Pass Into Death Cassette (2012)

Old Butchery Cassette (2012)

Dicta Hell Cassette (2011)

Cursed Means Cassette (2011)

Sump / Cadáver Split 7" (2011)

Sump / Sexdrome Split 7"  (2011)

Taken Dead Cassette (2010)

Demo III Cassette (2010)

Demo II : Autumn's Blood Cassette (2009)

Sex Wound Split Cassette (2009)
(Sump Tracks Only)

Demo I Cassette / 7" (2009)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Valenteens

Playing some of the messiest (as well as darkest) surf-punk I've heard in a while, The Valenteens will leave you pleasantly hyped with their catchy melodies and song structure. It's a surprise I hadn't heard of them sooner. Download their current discography below.

- For Fans Of:  TenementBoilerman & Sneeze 


Condominium is an extremely talented trio hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota that plays an unpredictable blend of hardcore punk and noise rock.  This riff-heavy material is endlessly creative with odd structures, deranged guitar shredding, fuzz-drenched bass rhythms, constant drum beatings and deep vocal howls.  This band is grungy, noisy, experimental, unpredictable and all around masterful in their delivery.  These guys are too rad for words.  Snag below and dig.

Thug 7" (2014)

Carl 7" (2013)

Warm Home 12" EP (2011)

Gag 7" (2010)

Barricade / Big Plans 7" (2009)

Live On The Bloc Cassette (2009)

Hello Tomorrow 7" (2008)

Pupils 7" (2008)

Demo Cassette (2008)


Lewisham, UK's Playlounge is a kickass noise-pop duo that creates massive soundscapes.  This fuzzed out and catchy band compiles elements of lo-fi indie rock, pop-punk and even some shoegaze to their upbeat-yet-melancholy sound.  These two dudes deliver walls of intricate guitar hooks, blown-out riffs, driving percussion and dual vocal harmonies that will surely keep you grooving.  Snag everything below and dig.

- For Fans Of:  Sport, Wavves, Dowsing & Nai Harvest

4-Way Split 12" EP (2015)
(Playlounge Tracks Only)
You Say So's [Single] (2015)

Title Track 7" [Single] (2015)

Nai Harvest / Playlounge Split 12" EP (2014)

Pilot LP (2014)

Pretty Pretty / BORRD (2014)

Fan Fiction / Day Trip To The Plague Pit (2014)

Sick Of Hits Vol. 1 Cassette (2013)
(Playlounge Tracks Only)

Thrash Magic 12" EP (2012)

Family Portrait : 4-Way Split 7" (2012)
(Playlounge Tracks Only)

Something Something Compilation #1 (2012)
(Playlounge Track Only)

Joanna Gruesome Split Cassette (2012)
(Playlounge Tracks Only)