Dwarves remain strong years after their guitarist died and then magically returned and in 2016, they have an album out on Burger Records called Invented Rock & Roll
, or it should be read as Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll
. Nonetheless, it was released in August of 2014 so if you haven’t been able to listen to it in the last 27 minutes, best you hurry up to embrace their magic.
Regardless of the language, solid metal will allow you to get involved within, under, and around the translation while feeling its essence and power, which Rise OF The Northstar have done with their new song “Again And Again”. The album was released this past November, you may check it out by going to Amazon.com below.
Relapse Records have another scorcher on their hands and this one is a pure juicer. This one comes from Magrudergrind, whose new album will be out on February 12th called Sacrificial Hire
. They’ve made a video for the title track and as you will hear, their complex hybrid of influences is enough to make your brain explode, even if the video lasts only 105 seconds.
Mobile Clones released an EP in 1980 that has gained a small but devoted following from those who came to discover it in different ways. 35 years later, the EP from the Vancover-based group will be nicely reissued. Abrasive Air will be released as a 10″ EP, an expansion from the record’s original 7″ format, and that will mean much better sound quality with the remastered sound. On top of that, the EP will feature two songs from the sessions that were not released until now.
The record can be ordered and will be available in two color variations:
Austin, Texas band Expanded had recorded a 6-song EP and pressed it up themselves, only made 25 copies on cassette and decided to see if a few copies would sell. It did and Caligari Records decided to give the EP new pressing done on professional tapes and nice looking covers. Only 150 copies were made on cassette but if you are someone who loves thrash and hardcore with blasts of crust and punk, you’ll really enjoy what these guys have to offer. Stream the EP above and if you want to go for the cassette, you can find out how to order by heading to Caligari Records.
Gaytheist are ready to bust out once again with a tour in support of their split album they did with ᴚABBITS called GAY*BITS (Good To Die). While ᴚABBITS are not joining them this time around, you will be able to enjoy Gaytheist with groups such as A Volcano, Deep Creeps, Cutthroats 9 and many others. Check the dates below:
October 28… Chico, CA (Maltese) 🏃
October 29… San Francisco, CA (The Eagle) 😃
October 31… Los Angeles, CA (The Viper Room) 🍔
November 1… San Diego, CA (Tower Bar)
November 2… Las Vegas, NV (Beauty Bar)
November 3… Salt Lake City, UT (The Metro) 🎅
November 4… Boise, ID (The Neurolux) 🎥
November 7… Portland, OR (High Water Mark) 💪
🏃 = w/ Teeph
😃 = w/ Cutthroats 9
🍔 = w/ Gayc/DC
🎅 = w/ Baby Gurl
🎥 = w/ Deep Creeps
💪 = w/ A Volcano
Can a punk band have a happy and festive name like Sunny Gang? Or will that make someone say “they consider themselves sunny but why do they have to be in a gang?” No matter, they are a 4-piece group but you can call them a gang of friends, who have played at Afropunk twice. Following their debut EP ReadyMadeRiot!, Sunny Gang will be releasing their debut album called Party/Animal and from it is the festive… well, let’s just say active. Okay, from it is the very active “Godzilla”. While they are a punk band, the flow here is on the hip-hop side just a bit and it works beautifully. A punk band doing something “beautiful”? Beauty is in the ear of the beholder.
Seattle trio Childbirth will be releasing a new album next month, their second effort (what some journalists like to call a “sophomore” release) called Women’s Rights (Suicide Squeeze) and they’d like to share a song from it for you. This one is called “Since When Are You Gay?”, which touches on a topic that has been getting a lot of attention throughout the year but then again, pretty much in the last 20 to 40 years, if not… basically, a long time. If you’d like to pre-order the album, head to the Suicide Squeeze store.
While some may look at Motherfucker and go “oh, they’re ladies”, forget that for a brief moment. Their Confetti album comes from a band that not only write their songs quite well, but play it in a way that can and should put them among some of the best and great bands on any quality lists, if you care for such things. They play in a way that has a lot of rage and passion at the same time, the anger that comes from what they’re singing about but the passion to make sure it sounds great and their fans will hear it and go “oh damn, that blew me away.” Their name will immediately hit people across the head a few times but they sound like a mixture of Mudhoney, Babes In Toyland, Sleater-Kinney and at times, Unrest. The intense warble of the bass and guitar will get into your heart sooner or later, and the power of the rhythm section will put it inside out if it doesn’t reach your heart the normal way. What works are the lyrics that are written for while the voice of guitarist Erica Strout may be one reason to want to listen to her, reading the lyrics in your mind as she sings them is sure to make these songs last forever, they’re not just fairy tales to soothe your lonesome souls. Upon hearing this, you might step back when you realize this is only their debut. This isn’t the kind of music that you’d expect to hear on a debut so if they plan on staying around for the next five years or so, Motherfucker will be more dangerous than they are right now.