Saturday, October 22, 2016

DD Owen - Self Titled 12"

"On the heels of an impressive pile of records under the Sick Thoughts, Chicken Chain and LSDOGS monikers, 19 year old Drew Owen left Baltimore, decamped to New Orleans and recorded his first 12" under the DD Owen imprimatur, 8 songs that reflect a new-found maturity, songcraft, enhanced production values and deeply sophisticated worldview.

Alright, at least the part about the record being 8 songs long isn't a total fucking lie."


Friday, October 21, 2016

Latisha's Skull Drawing - Romanticized LP



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Exotica - Musique Exotique #01

Brand new hardcore project from New York, featuring members of La Misma (Lauren) and Tercer Mundo (Dave Rata). 
Fast and raw signature pogo-bouncy Toxic State punk. Sung in both English and Spanish.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Grotto - Manic Evil EP

"Grotto is a word most associated with caves, caverns and subterranean activity. 

Appropriate to the new MANIC EVIL 7", it also contains the word grot. GROT-TO! Underground filth! Dig deep and expose the rivers of pus and detritus that flow beneath the Melbourne streets! 

Grotto erupted, rode a wave of frantic activity, of constant live shows, the release of the PINK SOCK CS and recording of this 7". Their presentation reimagines thee ancient crossover of hardcore punk and thrash metal: flying V and leather, glam chains and exposed flesh. 
Their songs behave like a bereaved drunk one moment, stumbling around in an evil haze, and then the next, a whip on the whip and an explosion of manic activity. This dynamic between dumb blunt forceful mashing of your mind and the thrill of speed is what you need to make your fluids flow. 

The thrash metal tinged drug punk of PINK SOCK recalled the last phase of the REATARDS when Jay couldn't decide if he wanted to write catchy pop songs or venomous hardcore songs. MANIC EVIL spits more venom, a more realised expression, a mood of intoxication and bad intentions."


Bad Noids - It's A Doggie Bag World EP

"Cleveland's resident punk geniuses and troublemakers are back with a new EP, possibly the best sonic reductions that BAD NOIDS have committed to vinyl. “Into The Future” is a strikingly simple, yet instantly memorable and aggressive punk hit, bearing torch to the top shelf lineage of Cleveland punk doled out over the decades by labels like Drome and Non-Commercial. Side B features two quick and snappy blasts of perfectly disaffected hardcore punk slop, a bit more of a recognizable BAD NOIDS sound from previous outings on Katorga Works and Saucepan, yet even tighter and further refined with age. With clever lines such as “I hate water, it makes me wet” you can bet that BAD NOIDS haven't drifted too far from the Cleveland water supply, though they will be touring Europe for the second time on the heels of this 7”. Recorded by the same folks that brought you Cruelster/Perverts Again and with stunning artwork by W.Mass legend Tony Pasquarosa (SQRM, Gluebag, Burnt Envelope) this is a real gamma ray toasted blast into the future."