By Mittens XVX

V.A. – I Can Already Smell Your Unhappyness

Artist: Various Title: I Can Already Smell Your Unhappyness Release: Tape, Digital Year: 2016 Label: Prejudice Me “I Can Already Smell Your Unhappyness” is an awesome compilation featuring 16 DIY punk bands to celebrate five years of Prejudice Me label’s existence! Prejudice Me is Fran & Zoe’s cute DIY label and distro that started out in 2011 simply as a […]

By Charlie Vásquez

Deceso Por Causa Desconocida – Demo

Artist: Deceso Por Causa Desconocida Title: Demo Release: Digital / Cassette Year: 2016 Label: Tobi Records Deceso Por Causa Desconocida is a hardcore band formed by young punks from Santiago, Chile. Some of them used to play in the deathrock/hardcore band El Antagonista. This new band has the raw sound that’s becoming classic in all the releases […]

By Charlie Vásquez

María – Breve Cielo

Artist: María Title: Breve Cielo Release: Digital Year: 2016 Label: DIY This is the second EP and the second release of 2016 from María, an indie/punk band from Buenos Aires, Argentina, a place with a long and rich history in punk, with a lot of emotional and passion driven bands. What does the young people of Buenos Aires got for […]

By Mittens XVX

Ruined Families: An Education in Unlearning

2016 has been a tough year, however, being involved in the DIY hardcore punk scene is still something I feel wholeheartedly passionate about. In retrospection, there are so many bands and records I’ve listened to, live or on record, during the past year. Some of them are truly admirable and worthwile both musically and lyrically, but there […]

By Angel S.

Music to play at home – Motorama live in Sofia

photo by Svetoslav Todorov (Indioteq) Motorama were a huge thing for me when I first heard them, probably somewhere late in 2010. I’ve had their self-titled album on repeat basically ever since it was released. Last night (Dec 13) I finally had the chance to see Motorama live and I wish I had stayed and gave the album […]

By Charlie Vásquez

No Pueden Matarnos a Todos – Hablar en lenguas

Artist: No Pueden Matarnos a Todos Title: Hablar en lenguas Release: Digital Year: 2016 Label: DIY In all black, the Chilean hardcore punk outfit No Pueden Matarnos a Todos (You Can’t Kill Us All) presents their debut release, Hablar en lenguas (Speak in tongues), a long EP full of hard hitting chords, distortion and raw voices. The band […]

By Angel S.

NOT YOUR WORLD MUSIC: Noise in South East Asia

Ever since I first met Cedrik Fermont (C-Drik, Kirdec, Syrphe etc.) back in 2008 when Amek brought him to Sofia I’ve known about his dedication and determination to come up with a book dedicated to the experimental / noise scene of South East Asia. Through the years he’s been constantly updating his followers on the progress […]

By Mittens XVX

El Banda – Wściekłyszpaler EP

Artist: El Banda Title: Wściekłyszpaler Release: Digital Year: 2016 Label: DIY El Banda has been a favorite band of mine ever since I’ve heard them back in 2006. For those who are not familiar, El Banda comes from Warsaw and features long time Polish punk veterans: Antidotum, Trawnika,—and the best fucking band in whole world—Post Regiment! Their first […]