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New York Hardcore Band Haram Reclaim Post-9/11 Trauma On Their Bold New EP

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Photography by Angela Owens

In his 1991 novel, Mao II, the author Don DeLillo proposes that the end goal of modern terrorists’ is not merely overt violence, but the creation of unforgettable, traumatizing images: or as he calls them, “raids on the human consciousness.” On their new EP وين كنيت بي ١١​/​٩؟? (which translates to Where Were You on 9​/​11​?), NYC hardcore punk band Haram boldly repurpose an outline of the World Trade Center, which has become an infamous image of modern terrorism, on their cover. Continue reading

Terminal Consumption: The Best Punk Albums of 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 recaps year’s best releases.

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The Best Albums of 2017: #100 – 81

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We’ll be revealing the full list, 20 albums at a time, this whole week.

Last year, the Bandcamp Daily staff put together our first “Best Albums of the Year List,” 100 albums we felt defined 2016 for us. At the time I remember thinking, “This is tough, but it will probably get easier as the years go on.” Now, one year later, I’m realizing that I was wrong. The truth is, the world of Bandcamp is enormous, and it contains artists from all over the world, in every conceivable genre (including a few who exist in genres of their own invention), and at every stage of their career. The fact of the matter is, any list like this is going to fall short because, on Bandcamp, there is always more to discover. Right now, there’s probably someone in their bedroom in Buenos Aires, making a record on their computer that is going to end up on next year’s list. So as comprehensive as we’ve tried to make this list, we realize that, even at 100 albums, we’re only scratching the surface of what’s available. The albums that made this list, though, were the ones that stayed with us long after they were released—the ones we returned to again and again and found their pleasures undimmed, and their songs still rewarding.

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