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Oct 5, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

FIRE RETARDED:
Scroggz Manor: CD
Scuffed-up garage rock fronted by a vocalist who switches easily between cocky crooning and blown-out shrieking (with a noted preference for the latter). “Garage” is about as worn-out and oversaturated as a genre prefix can get these days, but Fire Retarded do spice things up with some unorthodox deviations into weirdo psych rock riffage. Comparisons to The Reatards are inevitable—do you think the name’s a coincidence? This stuff is fast, frenzied, and dirty. –Indiana Laub (Big Neck)

 

Oct 2, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. just reviewed 3 of our records in issue #82. Go buy and check them out. I will post them up here, 1 a day for the next 3 days. Oddly, they have not reviewed Sonny Vincent's new album.

Trust Fun Suicide: 7”EP
Female fronted, this four piece outta DC slaps together members of Lady Cop, Electrocutions, and SWALTB. Three new garage punk songs which cast shadows of The Runaways tear off into the title track, a jangly fuck you to all the trust fund babies and their inherited swag. Sal Go, the female vocalist, spits the title like a punch to their pretty, cocaine-eaten noses. “Ice Cream vs. Gasoline” is carried by a tight guitar hook like early Bass Drum Of Death. On the flip side, “Cut by a Hog” continues the catchy guitar leading into a clear, chirping solo and Sal’s sloppy Courtney Love voice. While all of this is well and good, they sound like an opening act—there to warm up the crowd, as the material isn’t especially engaging or memorable. But the fundamentals are there and with a little time and experimentation, they’ll be headlining a dive near you.  –Kristen K. (Big Neck)

Sep 26, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart
 
Revved up punk'n'roll with wailing guitars that don't suck and snarly buncha vocals.  These are just basic drinking punk songs - so obviously don't expect a treatise on the state of humanity here - still, they play with a good level of intesity.  "Drinking for my Baby" is pretty generic tune but the bass and guitar tone is pretty rad. The last tune "Retaliate Now!" has more of a strum intro big late 80's/ early 90's grungy punk a la New Bomb Turks (who seem to be the primary influence of this band) and a bit of Mudhoney's "You Got It".  Nothing too special but not bad at the same time.
 

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Mar 28, 2013

Best Freeby of the Week and Best Demo


Best Freeby:

Haven’t received much swag from our sister labels or other labels out there recently, but I will tell you that the bands out there are sending us a bundle of cool stuff.  I present to you the best Freeby this week was sent in by The Sworn Liars from Germany!  They sent this cool long sleeve tee shirt to us (remember folks, I am a big guy so send XL or above).

Best Demo:

Best Demo of the week comes from The Screaming Demons of Trashville.  So when the Things from Dublin decided to part ways there were two different camps.  Robbie went to the Cheap Freaks and started putting out the best Garage Rock n Roll we have ever heard.  In fact I will attest that the Cheap Freaks will take over Europe and the U.S. within the next couple years. The rest of the Things decided to form a new band that would rediscover their love of punk rock by exploring their roots.  They built their sound around late 70’s punk rock from the Ramones to the Stooges to the Stiff Little Fingers.  Throwing this all together you get a mean fast punk garage rock sound that explodes out of your speakers.  This is a band that commands the rock but also seems to just be having a great time playing these songs and this type of music.

Check out a few videos they have up on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAx-uNBU2Xo

Category: General
Posted by: bart

Best Freeby:

Haven’t received much swag from our sister labels or other labels out there recently, but I will tell you that the bands out there are sending us a bundle of cool stuff.  I present to you the best Freeby this week was sent in by The Sworn Liars from Germany!  They sent this cool long sleeve tee shirt to us (remember folks, I am a big guy so send XL or above).

Best Demo:

Best Demo of the week comes from The Screaming Demons of Trashville.  So when the Things from Dublin decided to part ways there were two different camps.  Robbie went to the Cheap Freaks and started putting out the best Garage Rock n Roll we have ever heard.  In fact I will attest that the Cheap Freaks will take over Europe and the U.S. within the next couple years. The rest of the Things decided to form a new band that would rediscover their love of punk rock by exploring their roots.  They built their sound around late 70’s punk rock from the Ramones to the Stooges to the Stiff Little Fingers.  Throwing this all together you get a mean fast punk garage rock sound that explodes out of your speakers.  This is a band that commands the rock but also seems to just be having a great time playing these songs and this type of music.

Check out a few videos they have up on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAx-uNBU2Xo

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