Friday, May 23, 2014


La URSS is a current melodic punk band from the Andalusian region of Spain.  The sound is infectious and melancholic, almost dark in a Wipers way, but with tenacious, scrappy vocals.  More modern bands like Neon Piss and Masshysteri aren't a bad reference, as well as first wave Los Angeles bands like the Plugz or the Dils.  This style of music is all about songwriting, and La URSS succeed!  "La Gran Caida" is my favorite song.  Download their records and pay what you want.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Generacion Suicida pt. 2

Back. No fanfare. I'm gonna do some bandcamp linkin' and take advantage of others' upload efforts.  I also feel like focusing (a little) more on music that's slightly more happening and relevant, if you will.

One of my favorite current bands is Generacion Suicida from Los Angeles. They take a worn out sound and make it sound new and their own. Really great and catchy punk rock.  They're playing Latino Punk Fest in New York this August, which has an incredible line-up and I suggest you consider going.

All Generacion Suicida's releases are available on their bancamp page for whatever amount you wish to pay for it, including 0 dollars.  No reason not to check it out, but do consider tossing them some dollars.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Get Me Out Of Here (not really, though)


Life's different now, and I haven't had the mental energy to do this thing.  Things are settling (kinda) and I'm gonna start posting again, but probably more sporadically.

Here's a band you probably already know and have, but if so, then you also know that folks that don't have these songs really really need to.  Thusly, here ya go, those folks...

Saturday, March 1, 2014


I didn't mean to take a whole month off, but I guess life decided I needed to, so it happened.   Sorry about that and I promise I'll be back real freakin soon.  Hope all's well.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Cryptic Slaughter

More Thrash.  Cryptic Slaughter were out-thrashing the grown ups before they were even old enough to skip out on that whole "voting" malarkey, or even drive themselves to band practice.  This link includes their demo, Life In Grave, and their first LP, Convicted.  Don Thy Denim.  Bang Thy Head.

Detente - Recognize No Authority

Detente was a thrash metal band from Los Angeles from the mid 80's to the present(?), and their thrash was pretty standard, almost punk even.  The (female) vocals are what make this record great instead of just alright.  Dawn Crosby lead the thrash attack with a ferocity that few could match.  She left the band to form Fear Of God, and Detente replaced her with another singer, then that singer was replaced by another.  I'm not sure if they are still active or not and honestly, I haven't listened to any of their later records, so I couldn't tell you if they're as good as this one or not.  Sadly, Dawn died in '96 of liver failure.

Damad - Burning Cold

The second excellent LP from punk metal sludgers, Damad.  This is one of my all time favorite bands and I don't understand why more people don't feel the same way about them.  If you missed out on the first LP, just click HERE.