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The Best Albums of Summer 2017

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Every three months, the Bandcamp Daily editorial staff combs through the stacks to present our favorite records of the year to date. The albums presented here run the stylistic spectrum, everything from noise to indiepop to hip-hop to everything in between. And if you like what you see here, check out our picks for winter and spring of 2017, too.

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Terminal Consumption: The Best Punk on Bandcamp, September 2017

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In this installment of Terminal Consumption, our monthly reviews column focused on the margins of punk and hardcore, Sam Lefebvre spotlights Discos MMM and new records by Dame, Dauðyflin, Heterofobia, and Barcelona.

Discos MMM

Located in an unassuming home near California’s Russian River, in a small town north of the Bay Area, is the label Discos MMM, which has slowly become a hub of the international punk and hardcore scenes. Their discography, which is heavy on Spanish-language releases by groups such as Belgrado and Generacion Suicida, is a result of the relationships forged on tour by cofounders Josh Carman and Jose Gutierrez. “Almost all of the bands we met on the road,” Carman says. “So yeah, the label also ends up being about booking shows.”

Carman and Gutierrez met when they were in Born/Dead and Peligro Social, respectively, and later toured together in Ruleta Rusa. In Mexico, Carman metthe Guadalajara family band Los Monjo, and eventually released their chugging LP, La Vida Que Todos Envidian. In Colombia, the same thing happened with Secta Suicida. Spain’s tight-wound, wave-y La URSS, released Maravillas del Mundo through Discos MMM ahead of a U.S. tour last year, and Carman booked many of their dates on the West Coast.

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