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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Heavy Breather – “S/T”

Heavy Breather – “S/T”

Heavy Breather
Heavy Breather Cassette
Seizure Salad (2016)

 

You used to listen to Black Flag when they were good? Still have some of those old JFA seven inches? Are you secretly hoarding Flipper tapes but deny ever liking them? Have you only ever wanted just one Pepsi? If you answered something to the nature of “yes,” then this is the band that’s been missing from your life.

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A Fat Wreck

A Fat Wreck

By now, I’m sure everyone here is quite familiar with Fat Wreck Chords and the ever-so-colorful Fat Mike. Some of us may even be familiar with how it began and the hundred plus bands that have touted the Fat Wreck seal of approval on one or all of their releases. The alumni list is pretty hefty, particularly if you include subsidiary labels Honest Don’s and Pink & Black, which unfortunately, were barely mentioned in this documentary. I have more complaints being a terminal curmudgeon, but we’ll get to those later.

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