Friday, December 30, 2016


Brooklyn's Worse delivers a loud and bombastic brand of noise-rock with hints of punk and blues.  This trio constructs massive sounds consisting of primitive drum beatings, blown-out bass structures, endless amounts of dirty rock-driven guitar riffs and aggressive vocal howls.  These guys dropped an amazing LP this year that's easily one of my favorites of the year.  Get on this now and DIG!

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Nomos, Shoxx, MissionaryGridsNö PöwerObstructionBattletorn Syphilitic Lust 

Rubber Burner LP (2016)

A Tape For You To Listen (2016)

Live On WFMU (2015)

Demo Cassette (2015)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fucking Invincible

This band is amazing.  Providence, Rhode Island's Fucking Invincible delivers a mix of fast rampaging hardcore punk with powerviolence and the result is brutal.  These dudes consume you with blazing distortion-soaked riffs, pummeling drums, blown-out bass, maniacal vocals and plenty of ear-piercing feedback.  This is sheer punk violence that's undeniably powerful.  Get on this!  Dig.

Fucking Invincible / Lifespite Split 7" (2016)

I Hate Myself And Want You To Die 7" (2016)

Sick Of Things The Way They Are Comp. 7" (2015)

It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better LP (2014)

Downtown Is Dead 7" (2013)

Very Negative 7" (2012)

Demo Cassette (2012)

Ancient Filth

Boston's Ancient Filth rips shit up!  This is some non-stop, unapologetic, thrash-drenched hardcore punk that doesn't let up for a second.  Constant riffs and squeals mend with highly energized drum abuse while obnoxious vocals are spit at you.  These guys are insanely entertaining and hopefully keep banging out more ripping material.  Their new flexi rips.  Dig!

Earth Brains Flexi 7" (2016)

Everything In The Void Cassette (2015)

You're Nothing You're Everything cover art
You're Nothing You're Everything 7" (2014)

S/T EP cover art
Self Titled 7" (2012)

The Illusion of Freedom is Control cover art
The Illusion Of Freedom Is Control Cassette

Demo cover art
Demo Cassette (2010)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Knife Hits

Knife Hits hails from Philly and Chicago but originally formed in Orlando, Florida back in 2011.  These dudes create a throwback screamo sound that resembles Orchid and Pg. 99 but takes it to an entirely darker level of grinding punk madness.  Their latest release is an epic display of brutality with blasting drums, buzzing riffs, ferocious vocals and walls of noise.  This band is ridiculously talented and delivers powerfully massive sounding material.  Get on this.  Dig.

- Members Also Play(ed) In:  Backslider, Khann & Republicorpse

Eris LP (2016)

Tour Cassette (2016)

Knife Hits / Bastard Swine Split 7" (2012)

Choke Up

Choke Up
Choke Up is an awesomely catchy and original punk band from Boston.  They play a fresh and driving blend of pop-punk, screamo and post-hardcore.  Choke Up is chock-full of energy, precision and originality.  I was hooked instantly after hearing their demo.  Their LP was easily one of the best releases of 2015.  The band recently released an unreleased single along with some acoustic tracks titled "Hart."  Enjoy everything below and DIG.

-For Fans Of:  Weak Teeth, Everybody Row, Hard GirlsComadre

Hart EP (2016)

Black Coffee, Bad Habits cover art
Black Coffee, Bad Habits LP (2015)

Pilot Passenger / Joaquin Murietta cover art
Pilot Passenger / Joaquin Murietta EP (2013)

Split W/ Luau cover art
Luau / Choke Up Split 7" (2011)

Spent cover art
Spent 7" (2011)

Demo cover art
Demo (2010)

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Portland, Oregon's Mongoloid is a super-charged force of American hardcore punk.  These dudes create direct and dirty hardcore with a stripped down approach that's soaked in grit.  Their fierce and catchy sound dives into your brain with endless wailing riffs, plucky bass rhythms, driving drums and ugly vocal grunts.  Mongoloid delivered one of the best full lengths this year that seriously rocks hard as fuck.  Get on all of this now.  Dig.

Plays Rock And Roll LP (2016)

Birth Of The Slam Pig Cassette (2014)

Cream Of The Crop Comp. Cassette (2014)

Lumpy Mixtape (2013)

Demo Cassette (2013)



Vancouver's Koszmar plays a distorted brand of noisy and forceful d-beat hardcore that barely lets up.  Koszmar's Scandinavian-influenced sound is packed with noisy walls of blazing riffs relentless drumming skills and aggressive vocals belted out in Polish.  Dudes from SNØB and Systematic rip it up in this band as well.  These guys absolutely kill it and need to be heard by everyone.  Snag their jams below and dig face!

- For Fans Of:  D-Clone, Total Fucker, Vaarallinen & Mauser

Destrukcja Flexi 7" (2015)

Nuklearna Supremacja 7" (2015)

Jeniec Wojenny LP cover art
Jeniec Wojenny LP (2013)

Polska Dupa Demo Cassette (2012)

Fried Egg

Richmond, Virginia's Fried Egg is a bombastic hardcore punk outfit with undeniable energy and rage.  These mutants deliver thrash-filled jams that're fast and obnoxious with blazing guitar chords, spazzed-out bass, frantic drum abuse and unhinged vocals.  This band is no joke and I can't stop spinning them for the life of me.  Get on this now, DIG!

Fried Egg Mixtape (2016)

Delirium 7" (2016)

The Incredible Flexible Egg Flexi 7" (2015)


Notches hails from the seacoast of New Hampshire and plays a refreshing brand of driving and energetic punk.  Their gritty, pop-driven sound is upbeat and angular with clever guitar work, blown-out bass structures, stylized drum delivery and dual vocal melodies that keep the listener more than occupied.  This trio creates some incredibly fun jams that will surely get you moving.  Snag everything below and DIG!

Change My Mind Cassette (2016)

High Speed Crimes LP (2016)

Sayin' [Single] (2015)

Huge 7" (2015)

The Boys Split 7" (2014)
(Notches Tracks Only)

Normal Demo Cassette (2013)