Articles tagged punk

Punk Was Never the Same After the Slits Came on the Scene

There’s a lot of blood on the pages of Albertine's memoir. And she mixes it into the ink generously for an unflinching look at life in a punk and post-punk world.

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Vicky and the Vengents - “You Used to Be My Baby” (audio) (Premiere)

The '50s American diner aesthetic meets punk power chords in the "maltshop punk" stylings of Vicky and the Vengents on their latest single, "You Used to Be My Baby".

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Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts - “All My Friends Are Dead” (video) (Premiere)

Werewolves, zombies, and Rolling Rock all feature in the demented house party thrown by Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts in their latest music video, "All My Friends Are Dead".

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‘Mudbird Shivers’ Is the Ex’s Propaganda of the Deed

The Ex confer elegance onto a wall of sound that often comes close to the sound of bombing raid alarms and the subsequent bombs themselves.

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False-Heads - “TwentyNothing” (video) (Premiere)

The young London band False-Heads take a leaflet out of the book Nirvana wrote with its energetic new single, "TwentyNothing".

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Fawn Spots: From Safer Place

Moments of calm within the hurricane rush of massed vocals and guitars, from a young York, England, punk trio.

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Sheer Terror: Standing Up for Falling Down

Hate Core is alive and well! Sheer Terror, New York hardcore hate-mongers, return with a new record, new line-up, and their same old abhorrence for, well… everything.

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Priests: Bodies and Control and Money and Power EP

The newest EP from these DC punks is heavy on rage and passion, but the notes they hit are all too familiar.

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6 Mar 2014 // 10:43 AM

Iska Dhaaf - ‘Even the Sun Will Burn’ (album stream) (Premiere)

On Iska Dhaaf's debut Even the Sun Will Burn, the bittersweet hints of '60s psychedelia lend depth and texture to catchy indie-pop melodies.

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You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.

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Melt-Banana: Fetch

Fetch marries the lupine, atypical grindcore of their mid-'90s output, with the lunatic pop sensibility of 2007’s Bambi’s Dilemma with results powerful enough to destroy entire continents.

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Football, Fists, and the Filth and Fury are All Present in ‘East End Babylon’

Responsible for Oi! and some remarkably violent gigs, this little band from London's East End has a story that's more interesting than most.

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Pussy Riot and the Art of Political Pranks

Why has the West taken such interest in Pussy Riot? Would our reactions be so different if a similar incident occurred in one of our major cathedrals, synagogues, or mosques?

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Hunx and His Punx: Street Punk

Hunx returns with His Punx after his excellent 2012 solo album Hairdresser Blues. Where that album showed him moving in a softer and more sentimental direction, Street Punk completely reverses course in the best way possible.

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David Markey & Heavy Friends: Volume Infinite

Thick Syrup does it again. Twenty years after the fact, they're releasing something mainstream America won't understand for another 20 years... by design.

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Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy

Gypsy folk punk may be too idiosyncratic to ever be mainstream. That said, if there ever was a Gogol Bordello album that deserves to launch them onto American radio waves, it’s Pura Vida Conspiracy.

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Trolling the Player: Punk Aesthetics and the “Anti-Fun” of Suda 51’s Games

Suda 51's games are smart, and, of course, annoying as hell, due to the frequency of repetitive tasks and the banal nature of such activities. Often enough, Suda's goal in game design seems not to be in facilitating a fun experience for the player but to troll his own audience. And I kind of love him for it.

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Rip Rig & Panic - “Sunken Love” (song review)

The fun-loving, anarchic jazz-punkers projected their sumptiously cool slice of post-punk pop into the future with 1983's "Sunken Love", a number that was jaw-droppingly far ahead of its time.

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20 May 2013 // 11:02 PM

Odonis Odonis: Better EP

Odonis Odonis' Better EP is louder, darker, and uglier than its predecessor, the noisy, surf-minded Hollandaze. But the hooks are still there, buried mile-deep in feedback and sludge.

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Wire Never Propped Up Punk’s Posing Corpse: ‘Read & Burn’

"With the meaningless luxury of hindsight", Wilson Neate echoes back at the band its own detachment -- and its dry wit. This reverberates with his own sharp, honest, but affectionate reaction to Wire's sounds and moods.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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