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You or Someone You Know

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 work […]

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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 […]

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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/)

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“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

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Onsind – Immature Feminist 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/)

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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 […]

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Hardcore band United Nations released a ferocious protest song that is basically the sound ringing in my head as I watched Donald Trump’s Inauguration. The song is available on their bandcamp, and all proceeds will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Green Day, during their AMA performance yesterday, chanted “No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!” from the stage. The chant is based on the 1982 song “Born To Die” by hardcore band MDC, who actually released a 2016 version of the song with that chant (see above.) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Hard-working orchestral folk punk band East Cameron Folkcore is releasing a lot of material in September. There is an all-new LP  Better Off coming out in September (in Germany on Grand Hotel van Cleef) as is Fossils, an all-acoustic, live EP of older, truly stunning material. The EP is streaming on soundcloud now, and available for streaming […]

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 Earlier this year I wrote about what Beach Slang’s 2015 album The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us means to me. The band will soon release their next record A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, and the first precursor is a song that is basically a description of my first year in […]