The new Worriers album has been out for a bit more than a week and it’s really … wonderful?
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Beauty Pill’s Blue Period
A consistent theme of my late thirties is that I’m discovering or appreciating bands that I could’ve already loved in my twenties.
Passionless Pointless: The Joy of Missing Out
New grunge album from Berlin out today.
Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass: The Fleas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TimJrA5ekI0 So here we arefinally on our kneeswaiting for the world to shake us offlike a bad case of the fleas With “The Fleas”, Frank Turner & Jon Snodgrass released a new song for the apocalypse. The song is from “Buddies II: Still Buddies”, a lovely, conversational record made by friends. It’s out now on …
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You or Someone You Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huffam4qf4Y I’m just going to go out on a limb here: You or Someone You Know by Worriers is my favorite record of the year. Such a perfect punk/power pop record – I listen to it when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m sitting in the sun on my balcony, when I have to …
You’re So Pretty When You Hate
Punk is really at its best when its angry and abrasive – and Deutsche Laichen, a decidedly queer feminist punk band from Göttingen, Germany, are really, really abrasive. Their self-titled debut LP is almost physical in its rejection of toxic masculinity, homophobia and (cis)sexism. Case in point: “Du bist so schön, wenn du hasst”, the …
Kettcar – Benzin und Kartoffelchips New video for Kettcar’s Benzin und Kartoffelchips, one of my favorite songs off of last year’s amazing Ich Vs. Wir. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
“Post-” by Jeff Rosenstock First popculture highlight of the year. Punk rock for waking up to a nuclear dick measuring contest and weird, appeasing NYT op-eds and immediately becoming tired again. Listen on spotify or get it on bandcamp
Onsind – ImmatureFeminist punks ONSIND released Immature, the first single off their upcoming album We Wilt, We Bloom. It’s about, like, millennial dissent and stuff. (All proceeds from the bandcamp single go to Salvage Collective, supporting women (cis, trans & intersex), trans & non-binary survivors & activists)(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Like punk rock, literature is a kind of subculture. Most people can’t be bothered to dive in. Hopefuls can be dissuaded when a longtime member’s protective passion reads as exclusivity. But ask anyone who’s fallen hard for one and they’ll tell you—becoming part of an art scene will change your life (that’s not to say …