TRACK PREMIERE: Soursob "Blow"

by Beck Teria

posted Thursday Jun 17th, 2021

We’re excited to announce the debut LP from Glasgow’s SOURSOB this month, a viciously minimal 3-piece that does so much with so little, yet packs such a powerful punch you won’t soon forget. A bass-driven groove holds these songs in an awesome aggressive limbo between the lush, heavy-noise of the post C-86 sound and the brash early 90s invigoration of riot grrrl noise. Like nothing we’ve ever encountered, their anger toward simple modern pleasures is just short of breath-taking, dragging everything you hold sacred into their pit of resilience. Thick accents drizzle over thick blocks of drastic fuzz as each ...

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EXHUMED: Eddie Criss Group "Witch's Hour" 1980

by Janet Orr Slick Predicament

posted Friday Oct 16th, 2020

At this point, it’s pretty fair to assume that the USA’s most famous “Punk hotspot” has been pretty well-mined for it’s obscure fringe rock’n roll nuggets for some time now. And with further investigation within the deep confines of David Peel’s Orange Records catalog in recent years since his passing, we’ve found a couple of tragically-overlooked rippers. Behold: the Undertaker LP from the elusive Eddie Criss Group, released to minimal fanfare in 1980. Little to no information really exists on the band, who were a short-lived studio-only project that employed the MC-5’s legendary Wayne Kramer on blistering lead guitar on ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: TESTORS "Scary" (1976)

by Anna Fallaxis

posted Wednesday Feb 12th, 2020

"Sonny Vincent is a true punk pioneer, we all know that already. But did you know how deep this man's well of punk madness really goes?" Well, it’s taken seven long years since that statement was made, but luckily, here we are with a full LP’s worth of those recordings we’d wondered about, providing a pivotal glimpse into one of NYC’s most shadowy figures of the underground. It’s almost incredulous that his rock’n roll lineage goes back this far, with his first recording made while home on leave from the Vietnam War, and yet he was still a part of ...

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EXHUMED: The Anemic Boyfriends 7"

by Richie Dagger

posted Tuesday Jul 9th, 2019

Here we are with the official reissue of the incredible, unforgettable, and oh so elusively un-comped Anemic Boyfriends, one of the only punk movements of such power and grace from the fair state of Alaska that can come to any stretch of the mind. Lead by the inimitable Louise Disease, The Anemic Boyfriends’ uber-punk classic “Fake I.D.” is one of the most riveting, jarring, and arresting TEEN PUNK blasts you will EVER hear, and you will NOT forget it. As the title track from their second 7” single released in 1981 on Red Sweater Records, “Fake I.D.” is not just ...

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VIDEO FEED: The Velvet Underground in Dallas 1969

by Major Overload

posted Friday Jun 28th, 2019

BEHOLD! The impossibly rare late 60s video of the Velvet Underground has been recently unearthed! In October of 1969, the Velvets played the Dallas Peace Moratorium, and it was captured on color video, now complete with sound. Also included is a brief interview with Sterling Morrison, among several live snippets of VU songs being performed live at the outdoor event, almost 50 years ago. It's not a complete set by any means, but even the slightest live color footage of the Velvet Underground in the 60s is enough to warrant excitement, so kick back and pop this frame into full-screen ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: The Reaction "The Kid's Arrived" (1979)

by Maxim Burmaladur

posted Wednesday Nov 14th, 2018

It’s been said innumerable times, but really try to imagine the shock to popular western culture known as punk rock on a global scale in a pre-nternet world. Information and trends traveled and mutated incomparably to that of today. Major cities with their individual character and long history of rock ’n’ roll laid claim to a bold new era with full embrace both sonically and visually; it was a fast moving storm that had the music industry grappling to keep up with the massive new wave of independently produced music. In smaller places however, punk was a loosely defined ‘no ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: Des Demonas "Bay of Pigs"

by Gene Abnormality

posted Thursday Oct 4th, 2018

Washington DC band Des Demonas have exploded into the national consciousness with a debut LP on In The Red a few months back, and they're not letting up now. We've got the world premiere of their latest single "Bay of Pigs" streaming here today, as diseased organ-soaked and fizz-drenched as it can get. If you couldn't tell already, sometimes a song is just tailor-made for VoT, and "Bay of Pigs" keeps it real with it's pounding chorus "Living like a Victim of Tiiiiiime" so naturally this works on many levels. Featuring a guitar player from Kid Congo & ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: VECTOR COMMAND "Ports of Venus" (1983-84)

by Major Overload

posted Monday Jun 25th, 2018

When it comes to post-punk from 1st wave 70s punk bands, there are many great examples of how the nihilism of 1977 translated into the 80s, yet from a band as important as CRIME was to the 1970s, it's remarkable that until now, there haven't been any strong connections to the next wave. Introducing VECTOR COMMAND, a 2-man dark synth punk outfit from San Francisco circa 1983-84 with an ominous new direction from their CRIME personas that's got to be heard to be believed. Featuring Johnny Strike and Joey D'Kaye, VECTOR COMMAND is about as far from CRIME's ...

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BREAKING SOUNDS: Velveteen Rabbit "Mind-Numbing Entertainment"

by Janet Orr

posted Tuesday Mar 20th, 2018

As sad it was to hear about the demise of The Jeanies, by far NYC’s most addictive power pop band of the last half decade, we’re happy to announce their re-emergence as Velveteen Rabbit, now with far more polish and panache and pushing the boundaries of glam pop to unimaginable levels of euphoria. Whereas The Jeanies had a more ragged American pop feel like early Tom Petty meets Gentleman Jesse, Velveteen Rabbit are pure gloss & glam and far more fey, yet no less ferocious. Far less flavor of The Fevers here and more aligned with ...

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BREAKING SOUNDS: Holograms Surrender LP

by Stainzer Prohmdrez

posted Saturday Dec 2nd, 2017

Stockholm's icy minimalists, and abysmal post punk envelope-pushers, Holograms are back with Surrender, their third full-length and first for Push My Buttons, and its just in time for the winter freeze to set in here in America. Jutting out from behind a thunderous backbone and delicate and spidery guitar interplay, you instantly hear Robert Smith's inflection, but Holograms are really a lot more complex than a simple rip off, as each track develops it's own personality, and it just gets darker and bleaker from there. From jarring post punk anthems to somber and sludgy death rock cavity-fillers, this ...

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RIP: David Peel - NYC Legend / Punk Icon

by Todd Mayberry

posted Sunday Apr 9th, 2017

I wish I could say something profound in memory of David Peel. If there was a Brain Lapse #2, he would have been interviewed along with Giorgio Moroder (the bubblegum years), the October Cherries guys, and the Hudson Brothers. But now David’s dead. It speaks volumes that Peel is completely unknown outside of counterculture circles. As an artist, he was dismissed and ignored. The Trouser Press Record Guide could have squeezed him in between their entries for the Pedaljets and Pegboy … but they didn’t. The 1300+ page All Music Guide to Rock omitted him in print between Ann Peebles ...

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SUNDAY MATINEE: Terror On Tour (1980)

by Todd Killings

posted Sunday Dec 20th, 2015

Here we are, Finally! The elusive punk-shock-rock classic Terror on Tour is back in full, streaming right here uninterrupted, and ready to drop jaws across the land. Since we took a trollop through the bloody snow with last year's Christmas horror collection, it's time to give you what you REALLY WANT, and boy does Terror on Tour deliver. Played by actual Chicago area power pop band The Names who were one of the first bands released on the Cary Baker's seminal Chicago label Fiction Records, but here in disguise, they are known as The Clowns, and someone is claiming they ...

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