Bands

Never

Never

Enter Never: a Brooklyn-based 3-piece, wall-of-shred. This new star-gaze band is twisting heads right off their necks with their dynamic, crushing sound, and we at MFR couldn’t be more pleased to be releasing their first album. From tender melodies and quiet, downward moments Leanne Butkovic’s vocals soar straight into the stratosphere to rise above her monstrously saturated guitar. Scott Fitzpatrick bashes and trods in perfect support while Chris Marchini grounds it all with the biggest bass sound I’ve ever heard. If this is shoe-gaze, sign me up. Their debut album, Cloudy, is six songs of pure heavy, washy bliss and is available now on a limited run of translucent green 12″ vinyl: MFR Bandcamp store

The Amputees

The Amputees

Afropunk Says–
“Giant harmonies elevate the lead single “Beaner,” while the minimal quasi-cowpunk keeps it solidly anchored to the ground. Frustrated and weary, singer Louis Ramos opens with the line “I was born here, under the hot sun” before alternating between longing to go back to Texas and longing for New York. Continue reading

bbigpigg

bbigpigg

Erupting from Brooklyn’s guts like a cultural vomiting fit, bbigpigg’s ferocious SEWER-PUNK sound leaves audiences with ringing ears and the best kind of bad taste in their mouths. Mixing “noise” and “rock” in equal measure, bbigpigg’s blunt, pulverizing knuckledusters crossbreed The Jesus Lizard’s airtight rhythm section with Arab on Radar’s haywire guitar-work, invoking an ugly, groove-heavy commotion far catchier than it has any right to be.

bbigpigg now puts the world’s original mad animal on blast with the 4 song EP, “Din-Din.” Raunchy, violent and grotesquely comic, “Din-Din” captures the band veering from the monolithic noise-groove of “Chowtime” to the twisted, time-signature spasms of “Partydogs” with scathing intent.

Best Behavior

Best Behavior

Garage Surf Punk. Based out of Brooklyn, NY the four piece, Alex Gruenburg (Vocals, Guitar), Alex Heigl (Bass, Vocals), Jon Mann (Guitar) and Chris Jimenez, formed in 2015. Inspired by the 1960’s garage punk  Nuggets collection and lesser known British Invasion bands features a sound soaked in reverb, biting guitars, and haunting vocal harmonies.
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The Black Black

The Black Black

If you always thought that Joe Lally, Falco, James Murphy, and Joe Easley should have a band together then your hopes are probably too high for The Black Black. But nothing shapes a person better than disappointment, and TBB is constantly putting the best spin they can on the grueling world around us. Formed in Brooklyn in 2011, these guys have been forcing their bass grooves on DIY spaces, dive bars, and living rooms for the past five years. They call it groove punk, but all that really matters is that it’s loud as fuck and its heart is on every upbeat. Listen while you ride your bike to work, after your boyfriend dumps you, or while you dig your own swimming pool in your back yard. It’s right for every moment of your grind, good or bad. Releasing their records on Brooklyn’s Money Fire Records, TBB has a 7”, an LP, and a brand new set of EP’s titled Adjusted I, and Adjusted II to their credit. Adjusted I & II were each released as “T-Shirt-Records”, cause everyone has a torso. Available in all sizes.

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Earworms

Earworms

From the depths of inner-space and the far reaches of the cosmos, rippling through density and ripping through the walls of the fifth world, the Earworms have arrived. Out of time and right on the one, they have come pounding and percolating. Expanding, connecting, dust sending. Lessons learned in the citadel of rock, punk — née meta-all — put to the test of weir and bent through force of will. The time is now. Be aware! The Meta-all is here.
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Fellow Project

Fellow Project

Review of The Stable Life LP via Collective Zine:

“This record came out late last year to minimal fan fare as far as I am aware, I know that I didn’t stand around blowing a herald trumpet or driving around in a land rover with a loud-hailer bellowing “Fellow Project is here!”. Continue reading

GRIZZLOR

GRIZZLOR

“As a long time fan of metal and grunge, I’m always excited by something new. Grizzlor come from New Haven, Connecticut and their music is full of pure aggression and youthful energy. This is a band I’d go out of my way to see – the energy here needs to be heard.” – Thom Green of Alt-J, NME Magazine, UK
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GSD

GSD

GSD’s brand of eccentric hardcore punk, driving, wild & full of melody, really melds together on their latest LP- IN HADES, and shows a band defining their sound. This is GSD at their absolute best, mind-blowing. Get the fuck ready. Ex-members of I FARM, Fresh Coats, Basement Black & more. Continue reading

The Last Throes

The Last Throes

Two bananas walk into a bar. Astonished to see that the only other patron is a living breathing piece of shit, they shrug their shoulders and order drinks. “Hey, have you fruits ever heard of a band called The Last Throes?” says the inebriated feces. “Uhh…no, should I have?” a banana patronizingly replies. The shit-faced steampile siezes the opportunity to explain. Continue reading

Low Fat Getting High

Low Fat Getting High

OH MY ROCKNESS says—
“Brooklyn’s Low Fat Getting High are a loud band from Brooklyn that wants to blitz YOUR FACE. They perhaps explain their own sound best as “post-noise-grunge-core-shredding.” This band is a beast and with a self-description like that, I do believe I’ve found my spirit animal. ”
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Suaka

Suaka

Suaka was born in the summer of 2001. With heavy metal as the main element from the beginning, they have infused their music (and will continue to do so) with Indonesian traditional music through creative explorations of various indigenous Indonesian melodies.
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Vulture Shit

Vulture Shit

Named after the worst kind of shit, Vulture Shit is a three-piece punk band out of Brooklyn. The group— featuring Randy Vandal on vocals, Mike B. on bass, Mike D. on drums, and no one on guitar— formed in 2011 after meeting at an NYC Household Special Waste Drop-Off Site in Bensonhurst, where they were all dumping car batteries on the same day. Continue reading