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The Best Punk on Bandcamp: June 2019


Bandcamp has long been a home for DIY punk and hardcore from around the world, touching all of the myriad subgenre styles and helping to translate the simple effectiveness of cut-and-paste to the digital age. For June’s edition of the best punk releases on Bandcamp, Kerry Cardoza features the artsy post-punk of French Vanilla, the wild dissonance of Kansas City’s Warm Bodies, the brutal sounds of Monterrey’s Heterofobia, and much more. Continue reading

This Week’s Essential Releases: Anatolian Psych, Black Metal, Punk And More

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Welcome to Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend crucial new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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Terminal Consumption: The Best Punk on Bandcamp, September 2017


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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