Saturday, December 30, 2017

BEST OF 2017

7“ 
Andy Human & The Reptoids - Kill The Comma (Emotional Response) 
Beatniks - Beatnik Theme (Neck Chop) 
Bless – Yr always on TV (DZ Tapes) 
The Cavemen - Dog On A Chain (Slovenly) 
Dagger - Writhing in the Light Of The Moon (Lengua Armada)
Dirty & His Fists - s/t (Feel It)
Flasher - Winnie (Sister Polygon)
Genpop – On The Screen (Lumpy/ Upset! The Rhythm) 
Katastrof - s/t (Adult Crash/ Beach Impediment) 
Kid Chrome - Demons (Goodbye Boozy)
Liquids - More Thana Friend (Drunken Sailor) 
Marble Eye - s/t (Erste Theke)
Nag - No Flag (Space Taker) 
Psico Galera - Senza Via Di Fuga (La Vida Es Un Mus) 
Rik & The Pigs - Blue Jean Queen (Feel It) 
Surfbort- Bort To Death (HoZac) 
Swinehood - Payback Time (Ken Rock)
Trampoline Team - Drug Culture (Space Taker) 
Tropical Trash/Brutal Birthday - Split (Maple Death)
The Wad - Benny's Business (Lumpy) 

LPs 
Bed Wettin‘ Bad Boys - Rot (R.I.P. Society/ What's Your Rupture)
Booji Boys - s/t (Drunken Sailor)
Brainbombs - Inferno (Skrammel)
Mark Cone - Now Showing (Neck Chop)
The Cowboy - s/t (Fashionable Idiots/ Drunken Sailor)
The Cowboys - s/t (HoZac)
Destination Lonely - Death Of An Angel (Voodoo Rhythm)
Feral Ohms - s/t (Silver Current) 
Flat Worms - s/t (Castle Face)
Flesh World - Into The Shroud (Dark Entries)
Heavy Metal - Smash Criticism Smash Optimism Smash Arachnophobia (Static Age)
His Electro Blue Voice – Mental Hoop LP (Iron Lung/ Maple Death)
Impalers - Cellar Dweller (540/ Static Shock)
Mythic Sunship - Land Between Rivers LP (El Paraiso)
David Nance - Negative Boogie (Ba Da Bing!)
Priests - Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)
Taiwan Housing Project - Veblen Death Mask (Kill Rock Stars)
Terry - Remember Terry (Upset The Rhythm)
USA/Mexico – Laredo LP (12XU/Riot Season)
The World - First World Records (Upset The Rhythm)
VA – Horrendous New Wave (Fish) 

Reissues (LPs + 7"s) 
Astronauts – It’s all done by mirrors LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
J.D. Buhl – Little Victories LP (Mighty Mouth) 
Chemotherapy - s/t 7" (Time Change) 
Boris Dzaneck - In His Own Words (Danger)
Gerry & The Holograms – s/t LP (Cache Cache)
Gary Wrong Group – s/t 2xLP (12XU)
KBO! – Perspektiva 1982-1989 LP (No Plan)
Look Blue Go Purple - Still Bewitched 2xLP (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks) 
Los Reactors - Dead In The Suburbs 7“ (Paramecium) 
Lowlife - Leaders 7“ (HoZac)
Mick Trouble - It's The Mick Trouble EP 7“ (Emotional Response) 
Negazione - Tutti Pazzi 7" (No Plan) 
Neon - s/t 7“ (Static Age/Water Wing) 
The Nurse - Discography (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Normal Hawaiians - More Wealth Than Money 2xLP (Upset! The Rhythm) 
Solid Space – Space Museum LP (Dark Entries)
Teenage Graves - s/t (Re-Ken)
Die Tödliche Doris - " " (Etats Unis)
Vietnam - s/t LP (Burka For Everybody)
Y-Pants – s/t LP (Water Wing)
The Zellots - s/t 7“ (Supreme Echo)
Zoomers - Exist LP  (Mighty Mouth)
VA – Even A Tree Can Shed Tears. Japanese Folk And Rock 1969-1973 2xLP (Light In The Attic)
VA – Deutsche Elektronische Musik Volume 3 3xLP (Soul Jazz)
VA – Kuoleman Tappaneet - Punk Rockia Pienkustanteilta 1977-1983 LP (Svart)
VA – Sammlung - Elektronische Kassettenmusik, Düsseldorf 1982-1989 LP (Bureau B)
VA – Subnormal Girls Volume 2 (Waiting Room)
VA – Warfaring Strangers – Acid Nightmares 2xLP (Numero Group)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

HAIRCUT - SHUTTING DOWN 7"

Label:     Feel It
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Ripping hardcore-punk from Richmond's Haircut.

RIK & THE PIGS - BLUE JEAN QUEEN 7"

Label:     Feel It
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Curently one of my favourite bands and this 7" is another real scorcher.

Monday, December 18, 2017

COLLATE - MATERIAL INSPECTION CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Discordant and repetitive post-punk made with drving beats and pumping bass lines. Reminds me of the great Lithics LP from last year.

WITCH COAST - DEVIL VISION

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Noisy lo-fi punk/garage from Washington D.C.. Reminds me of early recordings from Times New Viking, Wavves or Black Time.

THE FRITZ - DEMO II CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Primitive punkrock from Hammond, Indiana. Not unlike The Liquids, Booji Boys, The Coneheads etc.

KING GIZZARD & THE GIZARD WIZARD - POLYGONDWANALAND LP

Label:     Hyperloop
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Quite popular psych-rock from Melbourne, Australia. 

GEE TEE - DEATH RACE 7"

Label:     Neck Chop
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Latest 7" from this Aussie band. Synth-punk meets garage meets '70s punk. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

MUTTON - GOULD STREET DEMOS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Seven raw and filthy songs that recall the classic sound of early '90s noise-rock. Bands like Feedtime, Venom P. Stinger or Jesus Lizard come to mind while listening to these recordings.


PROM NITE - DANCING TO THIS BEAST LP

Label:     Barfbag
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

A true winner record. Fuckin' brilliant punkrock from Toronto. For fans of The Liquids, Booji Boys or The Coneheads. Twelve short and highly energetic tunes. One of my favourite records in 2017. 

BEYOND PEACE - S/T 7"

Label:     Hard Art
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Just good old hardcore. And it's really good. Yes!


PURPLE-X - DEMO 2017 CS

Label:     Byllepest 
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

Norway has always been a great place when we are talking about hardcore and Purple-X is another great example. This new band takes the classic sound of '80s X-Port Plater releases and fuses it with gloomy deathrock and current hardcore not unlike Crazy Spirit. What a banger!

NATURAL MAN & THE FLAMIN' HOT BAND - S/T CS

Label:     Mutants 4 Nuclear Waste
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This is truely one of the best cassette release I have heard in a long time. Unique 100% non-conformist punk with weird sax-parts and great melodies. A real scorcher!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

JUDY AND THE JERKS - ALIVE AT THE SKATEPARK CS

Label:     Earth Girl
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Yes! Another top notch cassette release from Judy And The Jerks. This band fuses Dangerhouse punk with the '80s US hardcore influences. 7 short and frantic tunes.

Monday, December 4, 2017

DAGGER - WRITHING IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOON 7"

Label:     Lengua Armada
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Dagger feature members of The Liquids, CCTV and The Coneheads. Their vinyl debut offers six tracks of fast primtive hardcore influenced by US bands from the early '80s. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

STRANGE MOTEL - S/T CS

Label:     Sexy Romance
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Dark post-punk/indie from Australia. There are some hints of early Flying Nun bands and Siltbreeze release, but in the end it's Strange Motel's own unique style. What a blast!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

THE HALLINGTONS - 1-2-3-4 SONGS 7"

Label:     Monster Zero
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

Perfect pop-punk in the vein of The Ramones, The Queers, Screeching Weasel or The Riverdales.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

ROLEX - DEMO 2017

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Frantic and dissonant hardcorepunk from Los Angeles. A very promising demo debut. 

SEK - DEMO CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017 
Country: Canada

D-beat hardcore from Montreal. Not something unique. but well done and really brutal. 

LUX - THE FULL BLOWN LUX TREATMENT EP

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Sounds like a modern version of Flipper, Black Flag and The Germs. Frantic and crazy punk/hardcore from Sydney. Stomping beats, ugly vocals and noisy guitars. 10 out of 10 points.

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - BIG ATTRACTION CS

Label:     Burger
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Yes, this is great. 70's style punkrock from Melbourne with some hints of hardrock. Homeless will rerelease their first two cassettes as a 12". A must have!

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - GIDDY UP CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017 
Country: Australia

And here's their first cassette release. 
 

PIG/CONTROL - VOR DEN MAUERN 12"

Label:     Sabotage
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

Their final release. Powerful hardcorepunk from Berlin. One of the the best German bands in recent years.

LIQUIDS - HEART BEATS TRUE 7"

Label:     Digital Regress
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Seven slabs of brilliant primitive punkrock. The Liquids fuckin' rule!

DICAPRIO - I WENT TO THE MALL YESTERDAY AND I GOT SICK LP

Label:     Irrelevant
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Driving post-punk from Atlanta. Somewhere between other current bands like Parquet Courts, Protomartyr or The Uranium Club. 

RUT - ATTRACTION 7"

Label:     Digital Regress
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Angry '80's style hardcore from California.

OND TRO - S/T 7"

Label:     Spaghetti Cassetti
Year:      2017
Country: Denmark

This trio from Copenhagen plays rough punkrock with some hardcore influences. Brilliant vinyl debut.

Monday, November 20, 2017

SUBVERSIVE RITES - THE DEMOS LP

Label:     Bloody Master 
Year:      2017
Country: USA

A band from New York that recalls the classic sound of British anarcho hardcorepunk from the early '80's. Not unlike The Varukers, Potential Threat, Conflict or Chaos UK.


HUXLEY BOON - DISTRACTIONS LOOPS CS

Label:     Twin Lakes/ Burnt Brain
Year:      2017
Country: UK

Two extended tracks. Experimental and minimal drone music. Made with samples Sauna Youth used on their album 'Distractions'. 

PIGFUCKER - OST

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This is a soundtrack to a video game. Composed by the guy behind Buck Biloxi And The Fucks and Giorgio Murderer. 

HAG - DEMO 2017 CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

Yes, what a great demo cassette! Imagine a mix of furious nardcore in the vein of RKL and powerful mid-tempo hc not unlike Bl'ast. 

HUMAN NOTHING - DEMO CS

Label:     Space Ritual
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Hailing from Perth Australia this trio plays a great mix of post-punk and late '70's art-punk.Reminds me of bands like Taco Leg, Diät or Total Control. Highly recommended.

THE SURFIN' SURFERS - S/T 7"

Label:     Mistkäfer
Year:      2017
Country: Ireland

The bandname says it all. Wild surf-punk from Dublin. Four instrumental tunes.

LION'S SHARE - DEMO 2017 7"

Label:     Warthog Speak
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This 6 song 7" sounds like a middle ground between hymnial Oi! punk in the vein of No Future releases and US hardcore not unlike Negative Approach.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

MACHINE GUN - S/T 7"

Label:     Even Worse
Year:      2017
Country: USA

10 cuts of raw hardcorepunk that recalls the classic sound  of '80s US hardcore. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

PERVERTS AGAIN - MY ACCIDENT 7"

Label:     Total Punk
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Great weirdo-punk from Cleveland, Ohio. Another winner release from Total Punk.

STRUL - FÖREDAR JU FEST 7"

Label:     Adult Crash
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

Their latest 7" release. Frantic hardcore that recalls the sound of classic US bands from the early 80's.

MUJERES PODRIDAS - DEMO 7"

Label:     Symphony Of Destruction
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Brilliant Latino Punk from Austin. Raw punkrock is paired with some catchy melodies. Influenced by Spanish bands from the 80s.

NEO NEOS - THE HAMMER OF CIVILISATION 7"

Label:     It's Trash
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

Four tracks of short, noisy and primitive punk/hc. Great!

TOYLETTES - TAPE ON VINYL 10"

Label:     Harbinger Sound
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

Toylettes from Berlin are heavily influenced by German punk bands from the late 70s like Hans-A-Plast, Cretins, Bärchen und die Milchbubis or Neon. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

RASH / C.H.E.W. - SPLIT 7"

Label:     Slugsalt
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Great split 7" feturing two totally raging Chicago HC bands.

BIG HEET - ON A WIRE LP

Label:     Exploding In Sound
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Big Heet from Tallahassee, Florida play a noisy, chaotic and discordant style of punk/hardcore. Their  full lenght debut combines influences raging from post-punk, noise-rock and emotive post-hardcore. The ten songs are throbbing with a tight and heavy grooving rhythm section and super-varied guitar-work. A band of many directions with a totally unique and uncompromising style!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

KETTENHUND - S/T 7"

Label:     Contergan Punk
Year:      2017
Country: Austria

On this nice EP Vienna's Kettenhund dish up four tracks of dirty punkrock with super gruff vocals. Reminds me of Hammerhead (the German ones).

Thursday, November 2, 2017

BLANK SPELL - MIASMA LP

Label:     World Gone Mad
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Deathrock meets hardcore. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IMPULSO - S/T 7"

Label:     Erste Theke Tonträger
Year:      2017
Country: Italy

Frantic and noisy hardcore from Italy. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

MIXED DEUCE - DEMONSTRATION EP

Label:     ?
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Classic punkrock from Columbus, Ohio. For fans of The Pagans, The Testors, Dead Boys and late 70s US punk in general.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

DIRTY & HIS FISTS - S/T 7"

Label:     Feel It
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Their 4 song vinyl debut. Brilliant US punkrock. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

XYLITOL - IS TOXIC TO THE PIGS?? 7"

Label:     Thrilling Living/ Total Negativity
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Raging noise-punk with a heavy UK'82 influence. Not unlike The Vaginors or classic bands like Gai or Disorder.

LITTLE WHIRLS - REARRANGE THE COMFORT ZONES LP

Label:     Unbreakmyheart
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

Lofi indie-pop from Hamburg, Germany. Heavily influenced by Guided By Voices and Teenage Fanclub. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

ACID BABY JESUS - LILAC DAYS LP

Label:     Fuzz Club
Year:      2017
Country: Greece

Great psych/folk/garage/pop from Greece. Their latest full length.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SONIC ORDER - S/T 7"

Label:     Doomtown
Year:      2017
Country: UK 

Negative, raw and really pissed off hardcore from Norwich, UK.