Missiles of October – “Better Days”

Missiles of October – “Better Days”

Missiles of October
Better Days
Pogo Records/ Ebus Music/ Trummer Records/ Forbidden Place Records/ What’s For Breakfast Records/ Skate Pizza Records (2016)

 

While this one isn’t exactly new, it was sent to us out of the blue from a Belgian band of old punks, Missiles of October, and was definitely a nice surprise. You like surprises, right?

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Bleach Party, USA – “Get Stoked”

Bleach Party, USA – “Get Stoked”

Bleach Party, USA
Get Stoked
Mystic Records (2017)

 

Serious times call for serious measures. In a time where everybody is so goddamned serious about and offended by everything, Bleach Party, USA comes rolling off the bus from Tucson to piss in your neighbors plants with their old school sensibility and traditional punk-chuckle-fuck sense of humor ready to have a good time. For what punker amongst us hasn’t a legendary prank of questionable taste in their arsenal?

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TV Tragedy/ A.T.O.F. – “2017 Split”

TV Tragedy/ A.T.O.F. – “2017 Split”

TV Tragedy/ A.T.O.F.
2017 Split
Self Released (2017)

 

There is nothing worse than picking up a split and having half of it blow. I can think of many instances where this particular situation has left me wondering if I can get half the money back because a cup of mediocre coffee would be more fulfilling than having to fast forward through that shitty 4-6 songs again.  Thankfully this split from Lake Havasu’s TV Tragedy and A.T.O.F. is pretty fucking rad on both sides, stitches together seamlessly, and is “name your price” so you won’t even have to forego a drink to get a copy of your very own (although we would still recommend kicking the bands a couple bucks for not being awful).

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Pent Up – “In Jail”

Pent Up – “In Jail”

Pent Up
In Jail
Self Released (2017)

 

Let’s take a quick little journey back to a time when hardcore wasn’t the dirty little secret of punk — before metal stuck its greasy hands in the cookie jar, before screamo thought it hardcore, when noise punk was more linear, and before mathrock fell over the prog cliff. Now fast forward a tiny bit to the post-hardcore time when bands like Unsane and Scratch Acid made it little weirder, a little darker, and a hell of a lot more interesting. You can throw whatever label on it you want– this is the section of your record collection where In Jail belongs.

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White Demons – “Bleed It Out”

White Demons – “Bleed It Out”

White Demons
Bleed It Out
Self Released (2017)

 

More than a decade after their last release Say Go, Phoenix’s White Demons come crashing back with their trademark sleazy Motor City sounds on Bleed It Out. Boasting 10 glam-packed tracks steeped in booze, smokes, and tight pants, this album captures the spirit of late 70’s/ early 80’s Rock ‘n Roll while keeping a more modern punk energy reminiscent of the Hellcat Records crowd.

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