Archives for the month of: November, 2012

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Mastering the Maniac Recordings.

Dudes who are/were in these bands:

“Clorox Girls, Cute Lepers, The Girls, The Warm Jets, L.A. Drugz, Red Dons, Rough Kids, Suspect Parts. Now in Maniac.”

 

 

Red Dons Auslander 7″ mixed and mastered here, Razorcake Review.

 

“RED DONS:
Ausländer: 7”
I’m of the opinion that Red Dons are the best band walking the planet today. I fuggin’ love this band! They have this way of making music that causes everything else around you to melt away and all that is left is the music. You are completely in that moment. It’s a great feeling. The songs soar, race, and have undeniable soul. Catchy without being corny. Insightful without being overwrought. Just fucking great music. The title track is godhead! I’ve listened to it over and over so many times, and have yet to tire of it. Is that even possible? It’s such a great song. A nice, quick tempo and the vocals float over, pulling you into the song, and the chorus burns into your mind. I like how the guitar comes in at the end and builds and closes out with a noisy swirl. The kind of song that makes you want to start a band and take over the world. On the B side is “Mauvaise Foi,” which slows down a little bit with a jerky and bouncy rhythm here and there. When the melody comes in, nothing else matters. I really like the line, “Anointed one, where did I go wrong,” as it leads into the verse. This single is a classic. –Matt Average (Dirtnap, dirtnaprecs.com)”

Original Post Here

 

Mastering a new Sauna Youth 7″ coming out on Static Shock Records.

“Sauna Youth are a four piece punk rock band from London, England. They pose the question “why can’t you be the Ramones and Steve Reich?” in much the same way Kurt Cobain once asked “why can’t you be Black Sabbath and the Beatles?” They are MINCE / PINES / BOON / ECKE. They play at Power Lunches all the time. They have a 12” out soon on FAUX DISCX / GRINGO RECORDS. Get on it.”

In the meantime have a listen to their Dreamlands LP.

 

Red Dons new 7″, mixed and mastered here, reviewed in Maximum Rock n Roll!

 

Sorry and the Sinatras new EP mastered here reviewed by Uberrock.

They are the Kings of Shambles Street and beyond I’d imagine. What an unexpected pleasure it was blasting out this here five track EP from one of the finest bands to emerge in the past decade even if they are on indefinite hiatus: anyone who’s ever got down with Sorry and the Sinatras needs to get this – fuck it, if you’ve a shred of rock ‘n’ fuckin’ roll in your body you need to buy it.

No bullshit Rock ‘n’ Fucking Roll boys and girls as opener ‘The Kings Of Shambles Street’ will testify as it begs to be played at speaker splitting volume for the full effect. The unmistakable tone of Scott Sorry’s too many jagerbomb vocals tears through your soul and makes you pump your fist and think to yourself – Damn, this band is good. Fuck, this band is great! They sound like these songs are the best of times and this gang of four can turn the worst, most shitty night into the best night of your life. Hurtling out of the speakers with a chorus chant that won’t leave your skull until you go to sleep but then be the first thing you remember come the morning (trust me it’s happened every damn day since I got this EP), this is punky, dirty and catchy as hell.

Anyone who purchased the online compilation ‘Heavy Hearts’ should be familiar with the bittersweet, drug fuelled love song that is ‘Valencia’: with its racing beat and lush guitar licks it was indeed the highlight of that compilation over and above some pretty heavyweight acts and stands tall as a fine, fine tune.

Halfway through the EP you get the heavy as bricks ‘Pretty Letters’ and for me it’s just about the pick of the bunch as it chugs with pure menace but is layered with a insane melody from a band who are quite simply killing it. There is no point in searching for new superlatives to dress up a review when it’s as devastatingly good as this and I could use all the pretty letters I like but the bottom line is this is an essential purchase in anyone’s language and if it needed a near perfect cover version wedged in amongst its four new(ish) tunes why not go for one of the best songs by one of the best bands ever. ‘Bastards Of Young’ is nail – head – hit! If you’ve never heard it or the Replacements then shame on you, but this is as good a place as any to be introduced. A passionate and superbly delivered rendition of a superb tune and it sees Mr Rich Jones tackle the lead vocals and give this classic the respect and shot of energy it deserves.

Alas my friends in Glunk we’ve reached the end and only ‘Bleach And Gasoline’ is left to play out a sparkling EP and a long overdue and welcome release. Not as furious or as in your face as the other songs on offer ‘Bleach & Gasoline’ has something of a dreamy pace and dare I say it has a hint of Mr Cobain in the opening verse and melody, but by the time we reach the chorus this fucker is soaring and you won’t be able to stop your leg twitching in time with Lenny Thomas’s hi-hat. The press blurb says this EP is a glorious swansong but I’m more optimistic than that and I hope and pray that one day I’ll be able to write a piece for the new Sorry and the Sinatras album and not just an EP.

Uber Rock approved? What do you think? It might not be number one in the top ten at the end of the year but if we had an EP of the year it’s just about nailed on. It’s everything punk rock fuelled music should be….simply stunning. Buy it!!!!!!!”

Original Post Here

No More Art‘s 7″ Perepetia, mastered here, reviewed at Punknews.org.

“No More Art is a quartet from Hamburg, Germany that has created a two track seven-inch that is close to being one of the best singles I’ve heard in years. Okay, admittedly when there are only two tracks it’s more difficult to have a stinker amongst the output, but regardless of that, here I have that gem that we all crave for in that it’s just a great record from a band that has managed to create a wonderfully straightforward but effective sound.

This record covers a number of bases in terms of that sound, with a bit of a Scandinavian influence mixed in with that of some of the Dangerhouse era bands along with a blend of garage punk and new wave to bring it all together in a marvelous amalgam that is totally irresistible.

Vocalist Jessica Milone’s (Milo) voice is perfect for this kind of music, providing an impeccable delivery over both tracks. Will Kinser (also of Red Dons) lays down some simple but hugely effective lead guitar to provide a solid melodic feel to the music whilst, on bass, Jonas Ball provides a pleasingly bouncy quality to it that is aided and abetted by a snappy drum sound courtesy of Juan Miguel Pardo, which keeps things racing along at a decent pace. All in all, this is the kind of single that you keep flipping over and over as it never loses its initial appeal.

This single is also available on Bandcamp, as is the four-track demo the band recorded which also includes these two songs but it must be noted that the additional two tracks on that demo are well worth getting hold of too.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ALERT!

I had to look up the word “perepeteia” and a brief explanation is that it’s an element of tragedy as espoused by Aristotle:

The Perepetia is the fatal working of the plot to result the opposite of that intended. For example events do not turn up according to the intentions of expectations of the hero/heroine. They move in an opposite direction to his/her intention.”

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Mastered here and out now on Zandor records Zan 12 : Dry Heaves “Medicated Youth” 7″

“Follow up to their self released demo tape and “Loose Tongues” 7″ this band from Sheffield, Yorkshire is getting better all the time and i think this release captures the feeling of their brilliant live performances a little more. I can always hear elements of Germs, Angry Samoans and Black Flag in their sound. Other people have compared them to Adolescents and Descendents, anyway you get the idea – killer, catchy, hardcore punk! My personal favourite track is “Graft” it’s about working to live not living to work.

Keeping the same aesthetic as the first record with the Pogger artwork this one is 5 tracks recorded by Atko (Voorhees, The Horror, Gentlemens Pistols) and mastered by Daniel Husayn (Red Dons, Thee Spivs) limited to 300 copies on green vinyl.

£3.50 + postage (get in touch for rates)
3 copies or more gets you wholesale rates
Distros / Labels get in touch!”

 

Mastering Skänka’s demos for LP release on Rawmantic Disasters.

“USA Hardcore crust crasher to hell noise raw punk band from Atlanta, GA with members of IN RUINS and DISABLE. 7 tracks recorded in 2010. Influenced by Japanese super crusties Framtid and Zyanose. ”

New Red Dons and Estranged split Interview in Maximum Rock n Roll!

It’s the end of the world and we feel fine!

The new (and potentially last???) issue of your favorite punk rock magazine has hit the streets! The December issue,MRR #355, comes busting at the seams with the best punk from around the world — 100% by the punks for the punks!

This month we talk to our Doomsday cover artist Avi Spivakand we have a split interview with Portland-based punks, the RED DONS and the ESTRANGED. We catch up with Sweden’s crust megaliths AGRIMONIA, and Russia’s hardcore punxANTIMELODIX tell us their story and and explain love of Finland.NAPOLNARIZ talk about what it’s like growing up punk in Puerto Rico and LA ARMADA examine their experience of coming to the US from the Dominican Republic. Peru’s anarchia punks DHK tell us about their scene in Lima, while BREATHING LIGHT from Chicago discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be a punk of color within the punk scene and beyond. The VICTIMS take us on a trip in the second part of their European tour diary, and our scene report from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada sheds some light onto this active part of the Great White North. This, plus all the columnists you love to hate (and hate to love!) and the most extensive record reviews in punk!”

Order your copy here

 

Mixing a new Alchemists Record.

The Alchemists are a punk band from Volta Redonda / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I case you haven’t hear them  before below is a song from their last release “Sunny Days”.

“They play garage punk that is clean and creative in the style of the Adolescents. Guaranteed one of the best releases of Brazilian punk of the year. Already sniffed out by Maximum Rock n’ Roll,”

Check out the Maximum Rock and Roll Photo Blog featuring the boys.

 

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