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L’Obscurité “White / Offended” on Mass Media Records.

“L’obscurite’ from Stockholm, Sweden are a three piece synth punk wave band. Features both male and female vocals. Songs touch on gender politics and have such an urgency.”

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Muerte

Mixing Muerte “s/t” on SPHC, Cintas Pepe Records, Cabeza de Vaca.

“The awaited and hotly anticipated vinyl debut of Muerte, yet another flawless execution of “hardcore punk” from the Mexico City crew that brought you Tercer Mundo, Inservibles, Era del Vacio, Cintas Pepe Records, etc.

While the 2013 demo tape hinted at a more expanded vision and wider array of influences than their other bands, having a more goth-y anarcho-y undertone, its execution wasn’t quite perfected. Their 2014 gigs with Sete Star Sept, Tercer Mundo, Lotus Fucker, and Globsters (now THAT was a tour!!!) left a big impression on us, with a tighter and more cohesive sound and style, and a powerful live show. And their appearance at Not Dead Yet fest in Toronto, with new songs and an undeniable urgency, cemented them as, well, I dunno, basically the best newer hardcore band in the world, in my opinion.

This summer we’re proud to drop their LP, which is (in my opinion) the best single record to come out of the much-hyped Mexico City scene. Flawless hardcore punk with the finely crafted songs and informed, immediate style that these bands are known for, but with some goth/anarcho-punk/New Model Army undertone that makes this record more dynamic, moody, and dark than the average hardcore record. Slower tempos with bursts of speed that builds and releases all the tension this shitty world builds inside of you. The soundtrack to your despair and rage. Real punk music.”

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Mastering Copout “Spray Paint”.

“Copout is a new punk band with ex-members of Fourfunzies.
The band is about to release its first 7″ via toanol records.
Stay tuned!”

 

Zomenauts

Mastering Zomenauts “Hybrids [EP]”.

Evil love from Portland, Oregon.

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Wonk Unit

Mastering Wonk Unit “Feel The Wonkness” on Drunken Sailor.

“Wonk Unit were formed several years ago by Alex Johnson, formerly of The Flying Medallions, I’m told they began as a performance art project, essentially a vehicle for vocalist Alex. Alex Johnson is a one off. He provokes reaction. Poet, songwriter, performer, “tourtured soul”, there isn’t much that life hasn’t already thrown at him.
Wonk Unit have released several albums on CD and become one of the hardest working bands in the UK, playing countless gigs (I mean, they even have their own festival, Wonk Fest!).
An obvious reference point would be Snuff (hell, Duncan Redmonds even plays on some songs and occasionally drums for them live), with the perfect UK pop- punk sound, organ and horns. Wonk Unit are much more than that though, with songs that are fun, energetic, heartfelt, thought provoking, angry, hilarious, exciting and catchy as fuck.
Never afraid to push boundaries, whilst having a sound born out of Snuff/ Wat Tyler/ China Drum, they still have an originality that makes them unique.
With songs chosen by the band, Johanns Face and Drunken Sailor and taken from the albums ‘Trolleys, Muffy, Nervous Racehorse and a couple of exclusive songs, we think it is the perfect introduction to one of the best UK bands.”

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Cult Values

Mastering Cult Values “Demo 2015” on Static Age Records.

“New band from Berlin doing the melodic driving Hardcorepunk thing with some dark undertones.”

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Disguise

Mastering Disguise “Signs Of The Future” on Static Shock Records.

“Dublin, like New York or London, is a city whose punk in 2015 matches its vibrancy with its refusal to be defined by one sound. Multiple bands, all with wildly divergent takes on 2015 punk, all unified in their DIY ethic and refusal to compromise. The first 12″ from searing rawpunx Disguise (who also feature 2/3 of Zom and members of Strong Boys) continues where their System Shock 7” left off, slamming together the lithe turmoil of Gloom, the monstrous purpose of Bastard, the ugly burn of Crude SS into a violent driving gunk, like Florida’s Mauser or Australia’s Kromosom, taking that Scandi-Japanese rawpunk axis and stretching it out to their own corner of the globe.

Built on a relentless sinister thrum, a taut propulsive clatter, Disguise explode with scalding fury in the screaming guitars and tortured barks and roars echoing out of the radioactive slurry. From Constant Victim pure vitriol rolling into Signs of the Future’s noisestomp groove, to Depleted Uranium heady crash and BBFM’s broken fade, this is ferocious hardcore punk, worked til its end.”

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Crown Court

Mastering Crown Court “English Disease” on Rebellion Records.

Recorded by Jonah Falco.

Taken from American Oi:

“With the mint “Trouble From London” demo and their superb debut 7”, the “Ruck And Roll” EP from earlier this year, London’s number one troublemakers, Crown Court, took over the scene by storm! A storm that is far from over, because the Crown Court boot boys ave it again with a banging new piece of vinyl, that continues on spreading “The English Disease”!

 Just like the demo and their debut EP, “The English Disease” contains another three riotous anthems that will cause a ruck on the dancefloor! I can see the chaos, the fists and boots flying through the air when a song like “We Made You” sets off all the rabble-rousers in the crowd on a Friday night, ready to do it all over again on the terraces the day after! There is so much power, pace and energy in Crown Court’s sound and lyrics, that it gives me an absurd adrenaline rush when playing “No Paradise”, “Jack Jones” and, the earlier mentioned B-side, “We Made You” over and over and over again!

 Therefor Crown Court not just ‘ave it’, they and please pardon my French, fucking kill it on “The English Disease”! These lads are rowdy, raucous and right on the frontline of the NWOBOi!, or should I say the New Wave Of Best British Oi!? Because this is simply one of the sickest bands out there right now, ready to infect you with their much anticipated sophomore EP “The English Disease”! Get it!”

Miscalculations

Mastering Miscalculations “Kill the Whole Cast” on FDH RecordsP.Trash Records, and Rockstar Records.

“CAPITAN MARCO of the London-based punk rock fleet No Front Teeth Records is an unweary demonio for the good punk work and he was the singer of the recently deceased GAGGERS and played in a helluva other bands. He quickly calculated his remaining super-powers: writer of excellent punk poetry + wizard of super catchy melodies = MISCALCULATIONS. That’s simple math. Bam! New band going. Together with drummer SHAUN he already wrote and pounded out two LPs on Dead Beat and Rockstar Rec. and now kills everything with this third LP. Though the Miscalculations know how to add 7+7, and Marco’s gritty and snotty voice screams ’punk singer’ with every syllable he spits out, Miscalculations definitely advanced the punk sound (some may call it Post-Punk). The 12 songs on ’Kill the whole cast’ are a tasteful blend of the sound of Buzzcocks, Wire, The Statues and even some Mind Spiders with the catchy and sharp, yet laconic guitar work and the melancholic and demanding undertone of Wipers, Masshystery or The Vicious, plus some Electro-Synth-NoWave-Punk of The Units or even The Spits. Always intense, always poetic with outstanding cryptic yrics and wrapped up in cool imagery. When this album has passed they killed the whole cast / You will be obsessed when they killed the whole cast!”

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Heavy Makeup

Mastering Heavy Makeup “2nd Tape” on Farsot Records.

Heavy Makeup came out of nowhere and just stirred shit up with their dirty, edgy and dark mid-tempo hardcore punk. This is their second tape that is a perfect continuation of their portrait of human angst and desperation. I have a very limited amount of these tapes, so grab one and get lucky. “

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