Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ken Burns

Ken Burns was a passionate and masterfully crafted screamo band from the Boston area.  This short-lived outfit had great vocals and the music is top notch with angular guitar work, moody bass grooves and intricate drum delivery.  These guys were too good to last I suppose.  Damn shame.  Snag their two phenomenal releases below and DIG!

Self Titled 7" (2015)

Self Titled Cassette (2014)


Deadbeat (L.A.) is a heavy and crusty powerviolence assault on the senses.  These dudes display a desired need to play destructive, blast-friendly hardcore punk at ripping speeds.  This stuff is straight-up mean!  Their amazing demo was re-released as a Self Titled 7" and they've finally followed it up with a flawless split 7" with the UK's Boak.  Snag these incredibly brutal jams below and DIG!!

Deadbeat / Boak Split 7" (2017)

Self Titled 7" (2015)


New York's Urchin is a sonic mess of raw d-beat punk.  These neanderthals deliver a primitive and ripping brand of raw punk that's loaded with gritty guitar riffs, banging drum abuse, blanketing bass noise and howling vocals.  These guys are killing it so get on this right now.  Dig!

How To Make Napalm 7" (2017)

Demo Cassette (2016)

Pura Manía

Vancouver's Pura Manía is a catchy, scummy and all-around amazing punk rock outfit that consists of members from Fracaso and Spectres.  I can't get enough of these post-punk South American inspired sounds for the life of me.  This fucking rages and won't leave your head.  Snag everything below and DIG!

Cerebros Punk 12" EP (2016)

La Estafa Musical 7" (2014)

Musica Para Gente Fea 7" (2014)

Ratas De Dos Patas Demo Cassette (2014)


Portsmouth, New Hampshire's Leash delivers heavy and unrelenting sounds consisting of massive chugging riffs, pummeling drums, blown-out bass tones and ferocious vocal howls.  It's a combination of metallic d-beat and grinding crust-punk.  "We do drugs and listen to Discharge and Carcass. Kill every fucking human."  Get on these mammoth jams and dig hard!  

Dead End Breed Cassette (2016)

Leash / Rejiem Split Cassette (2015)

Demo Cassette (2015)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Radiation Risks

Radiation Risks hails from Buffalo, New York and plays a gritty, noisy and catchy brand of rock-infused hardcore punk.  These pop-friendly hardcore tunes are loaded with rocking riffs, upbeat drum action, driving bass rhythms, grizzled vocal harmonies and saxophone magic!  These guys seem to be having a blast creating some incredibly fun punk sounds and I simply can't get enough of it.  Cheers pricks.  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Blobs, Space WolvesBad People & Brown Sugar

Goodbye Money 7" (2017)

Demo Cassette (2016)


Baltimore, Maryland's Alter is a promising outfit that constructs beautifully atmospheric shoegaze-infused post-rock.  These guys dropped a gripping debut EP that really absorbed me back in 2015 and now they've unleashed an undeniably epic full length LP.  This trio creates layers of sounds with trance-inducing guitar noise, blanketing bass tones, driving percussion and monotone-yet-melodic vocal harmonies.  Snag everything below.  DIG!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  EyeletмищаBarbelith & Eternity Eyes

Embers LP (2016)

Self Titled 7" (2016)
Stream / Download

Static Sea [Single] (2015)

False Dawn cover art
False Dawn Cassette (2015)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Terminal Youth

Terminal Youth was a blazing fast-core powerhouse from Boston.  These dudes delivered thrash drenched hardcore at break-neck speeds with endless energy and sheer aggression.  After a couple of EP's and splits these guys unleashed an unapologetic full length that stands the test of punk times.  Get on these gems now.  Dig!

Self Titled LP (2006)

Terminal Youth / Hostile Takeover Split 7" (2004)

Terminal Youth / Fruit Salad Split 7" (2004)

Line Of Defense CD-R (2004)

Shit Fit 7" (2003)


Superdude is an undeniably fun instrumental math-rock outfit hailing from New Hampshire.  These guys play an intricate and progressive mix of rocking sounds that're groovy and melodic.  They're full of energy, loaded with complexity and still maintain an upbeat-yet moody feel that leaves you wanting so much more.  Their amazing demo has finally been followed up with a full length!!! Don't miss out, dig.

Supermoon (2016)

Basement Tapes (2013)

God's America

Las Vegas, Nevada's God's America plays demolishing grind-violence that's loud, heavy and fast as all hell.   These dudes create a classic powerviolence sound with added heaviness and mammoth volumes.  Shred along to walls of buzzing guitar riffs, rumbling bass tones, pummeling drum insanity and angered vocal howls.  This band is extremely creative and dropped an incredible LP last year that needs to be heard.  Snag everything below and DIG!

Merge With The  Infinite LP (2016)

Sete Star Sept Split 7" (2015)
(God's America Tracks Only)

Our Bones Will Bleach In The Sun 7" (2013)

God's America / Human Junk Split 7" (2012)

Seed Of Rape Demo (2011)


Chicago's Rash plays an ugly brand of hardcore punk that's thumping, thrashy, urgent and catchy.  These guys dropped a nasty demo along with a follow-up cassette in 2014 on High Fashion Industries and now they have a long-awaited full length under their belt!  This band kicks an incredible amount of ass and I hope they don't slow down.  Snag this gold below and support like a mofo!  Dig!!!!!!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Boilerman, Gidim, StrangersDivine RightVacuusPicked Clean & Defile

Skinner Box LP (2016)

Hunting Humans Cassette (2014)

Demo Cassette (2014)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Funeral Chic

Funeral Chic hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and constructs a pummeling mixture of blackened hardcore, grindcore, crust and punk that will simply destroy you.  This band dropped a beast-like full length that delivers absolute brutality.  Their sound is insanely heavy and surely pissed off with blasting drum work, blazing guitar riffs, deep bass noise and ferocious vocal howls.  Snag these mammoth sounds below and DIG!

- For Fans Of:  Hierophant, Martyrdöd, God Harvest & Hate

Hatred Swarm LP (2016)

Self Titled EP (2014)

Uranium Club

Uranium Club (or The Minneapolis Uranium Club) is a weird concoction of 70's rock and punk styles with a heavy dose of 80's new wave. This shit is catchy and odd with twangy guitars that come damn close to clashing throughout, all the while giving the listener a delightful ear worm. The general public must agree because their debut self-released CS got a face lift with a vinyl release.  These dudes released a couple of new teasers and a long-awaited follow up album that're incredibly fun and will indeed get stuck in your brain.  Huge thanks to Jimmy for doing all the great things he does.  Snag this gold below and Dig!

- For Fans Of:  Parquet Courts, Devo & Nancy