Favorite band alarm! Hoover were active between 1992 and 1994, released a couple of singles, a great full-length on Dischord and as final statement a self/titled EP on Slowdime. They are the missing link to understand the characteristic post-hardcore sound from Washington D.C’s early 90’s. The EP is finally reissued and we’re very grateful for this. Thanks.
The long-awaited 3rd full length by Ruined Families is finally out via Adagio830. It’s called Education and you can get your copy here.
As they promised, Ruined Families did a second video. This time for We Want Everything.
Stranded by global disarray, we are trying to find ways to navigate in a world that looks increasingly complex and dangerous. Despite loss and defeat, we are fuelled with rage and spite while seeking possible lines of escape.
We do not pursue a return to any version of an idealized past; we desire real change. We want to construct visions of the future that are more inclusive and equal for all. Our volatile bodies act as barriers and battlefields. We may be ugly and strange, but we are determined.
The old world is in front of us. We want everything.
We’re kids of the 90s and we obviously love most of the bands from back in the day. Fireside’s Do Not Tailgate from ’95 is one of our favorite records. Only released on CD it’s now finally available on vinyl for the very first time and it still sounds so good. Watch the official video and a live clip to Kilotin below and get your copy (with the great Daniel Clowes artwork) here.
The US-American Garage-Noise-Punk band The Men from Brooklyn, New York are back with their sixth album. Devil Music is self-released on the band’s own We Are The Men Records and distributed by Sacred Bones Records and (I’m glad it) sounds again rougher than the previous record Tomorrow’s Hits (and of course totally different than Campfire Songs). Listen to the whole album below!
Let’s get hyped! Vanity from NYC is the (new) project from Colemen (of Creem & Natural Law fame) and Evan (The Rival Mob & Wolf Whistle) and is addicting as fuck. Don’t Be Shy on Katorga Works is their second album and finds a place in melodic, yet dirty and driving rock ‘n’ roll-inspired Oi!. I’m singing the hook of You’ll Never Matter Much To Them all day long. Cheers!
Tempest from Vancouver are a band for awhile. Their debut Passages from 2010 blew us away and the following 7″s (Solace / split with Masakari) too. Years later their self-titled second proper album appeared and what can I say, it rips. Blackened and crusty hardcore at its best.
I’m not sure if David Bazan’s Pedro The Lion is still around, but Suicide Squeeze re-released their 7″ Progress from 2000 again with two bonustracks as double 7″ in a sweet looking gatefold cover and it is still a unique singer-songwriter record with bittersweet melodies, somnambulist instrumentation, sparse arrangements, and introspective lyrics.
Fade Kainer’s (who is also the mastermind behind such bands as Batillus, Theologian, Tombs and a regular collaborator of Jarboe) solo-project Statiqbloom is in our ears for a while. His album Mask Visions Poison is already from 2013 but only now gets a vinyl release via Adagio830 and Vendetta. Imagine a modern version of the breakneck intensity of EBM / Industrial bands like Ministry, Skinny Puppy or KMFDM and you get an idea what Statiqbloom sounds like. It’s the soundtrack to a dark and cold world. Urban decay.
Yes, Ruined Families are back! Our favorite Athenians recorded 10 new songs for their new album Education which is up for pre-order right now and will be released in November.
And again, they are playing ripping & furiously pissed-off hardcore! Watch an awesome video to Image Of An Image below and get excited (as we are).
Well, another little present from Adagio830. A mixtape with 8 songs of newer and upcoming releases. The Bad Vision, Levitations and Slow Worries LPs are already released. Dark Blue, Kindling, Rank // Xerox, Artefact and Härda Ut are coming sooner or later.