Here are some more records released over the last year that made us all warm and tingly all over. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here.
Once again, there is no order to these, just solid recordings from bands we’ve been checking out and encourage you to as well if you’ve been in desperate need of something actually good to listen to.
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.
It’s like radio without all the talking. Here is what we’ve been listening to. Most tracks are brand-spanking new and if you like them, go support the bands by buying albums (click on the little icon next to the track title) or checking out shows.
IMPALERS (Austin, TX)
DEBT (first show)
7:30 PM ALL AGES
$5 before doors / $7 after
LBX – 1615 E Catalina PHX
plus special guests
Get A Grip
at The Rebel Lounge
7PM Doors – 8PM Show – All Ages – Bar With ID
Negative Approach is a hardcore punk band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1981 by vocalist John Brannon and guitarist Rob McCulloch. Bassist Graham McCulloch and drummer Op Moore replaced the short-lived original rhythm section and this line-up remains, for many, the definitive Negative Approach line-up. The band was noted for their furious musical approach, combining hardcore punk and oi styles, unique for its time, and Brannon’s angry lyrics and vocals. The band released one EP and one LP (both on the Touch And Go label) during their lifetime. The classic Negative Approach line-up split in 1983 around the release of LP. Brannon attempted to tour with a new line-up but the group split after a short time on the road.
In 2006, it was announced that the band would be reuniting for an appearance at Touch And Go’s 25th Anniversary celebration in Chicago. However, the reunion was controversial since only Brannon and Moore would represent the original line-up, with Brannon explaining that the McCulloch brothers were too out of practice to be able to perform at the show. The McCullochs denied this and maintained that the appearance should not be billed as a Negative Approach reunion. Ron Sakowski (bass) and Harold Richardson (guitar) completed the new line-up. They have continued to perform and tour in the years since the Touch And Go show.