HARDCORE. On "subordinate", cues were taken from the likes of DIE KREUZEN, VOID, and the oft neglected UNITED MUTATION, to name a few, with the lyrical content focusing on the most vile and sick aspects of real life. This 6 track 7" is a concept record detailing a true incident of slavery in recent times. Includes a 16 page booklet with art by guitarist Jordan Darby, who played in Ventura's HIT THE DECK along with the drummer. This is hateful hardcore-punk. The end result of listening to VOID and obsessively studying human enslavement.
magic man (2009/LIVIN' LOUD)
PUNK-HARDCORE. DRY SPELL is a new Richmond based hardcore band. Mid tempo hardcore-punk that is as tough as it is catchy. It's kind of like a cross breed of late '70s punk and early '80s hardcore. The vocals are great and catchy, as they should be over punchy hardcore songs with great guitar riffs and wailing solos. Great breakdowns within the songs that are tough but not macho. All around a great debut release that was recorded and produced by the band members. DRY SPELL feature 2 members of SOCIALCIDE as well.
s/t (2011/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. DRY SPELL's one of Richmond's hardest working bands at the moment, and this LP definetly shows them at their peak. Driving mid tempo punk to full on hardcore with tune-age that immediately gets stuck in your head. The best thing really about DRY SPELL is you can't pidgeon hole them into one genre. You can hear influence from "feel the darkness" era POISON IDEA, mid tempo parts of JERRY'S KIDS, maybe throw in some TURBONEGRO, some Late '70s KBD-punk and '70s rock all at the same time. This lp is 10 great songs, none of them too long to keep your interest.
DUCK. LITTLE BROTHER, DUCK
don't take our filth away (2012/TOPSHELF)
EMO-PUNK. Born and bred in the petri dish of Portland, DUCK. LITTLE BROTHER, DUCK grew up throughout the years with the same friends and the same music tastes, which ultimately left them on the same wavelength. "don't take our filth away" is the mind-scrambling follow-up to their 1st release. Colored vinyl includes a digital dowenload card.
DUCKY BOYS, THE
chasing the ghost (2012/STATE LINE)
PUNK-ROCK. THE DUCKY BOYS are back for their 1st album in nearly 6 years with "chasing the ghost". The album features 17 songs, making it the longest DUCKY BOYS album to date. THE DUCKY BOYS have matured as a band throughout the course of their 5-album career, just as their listeners have matured in age. From their beginnings as teenage punk rockers alongside contemporaries in THE UNSEEN and DROPKICK MURPHYS to the current day, THE DUCKY BOYS have always been seen as an honest and forthcoming band making them close to the hearts of many of their listeners.
DUCKY BOYS, THE
the war back home (2006/SAILOR`S GRAVE)
PUNK-ROCK. Boston's THE DUCKY BOYS have shown time and time again that, sometimes, less is more. There has never been any glamour. There has never been any star status. On "the war back home", THE DUCKY BOYS address such matters as life, love, living and dying as they always have. This time out the songs have taken a step forward in their arrangement while taking a step back to basics in their presentation. The songs are infectious; you'll be wondering why THE DUCKY BOYS isn't a household name.
DUCKY BOYS, THE
three chords and the truth (2004/THORP)
PUNK-ROCK. Boston's unwavering punk-rock heroes, THE DUCKY BOYS, come back swinging with "three chords and the truth". Heartfelt, hook-laden, gripping punk 'n' roll from the soul that'll leave you tapping your feet and waving you fists.
Specium sommer (2003/SOUND POLLUTION)
PUNK-ROCK. THE DUDOOS fucking rock! Imagine if the TOY DOLLS spawned in Tokyo and your getting much warmer. Influenced by THE DICKIES, THE VINDICTIVES, ASTA KASK, and others, THE DUDOOS have forged their own style of (super) high energy punk. Full of excellent guitar riffing and some mad keyboard parts, "specium sommer" is 14 songs of insanely catchy melodic punk that you won’t be able to get out of your head!
las palmas o.k. (2012/GRABELAND)
POST/EMO/PUNK-ROCK. Finally their debut LP from 2004 available again on their own newly founded Grabeland Records label. Killer, gloomy emotional post-punk with some californian influences. Limited edition of 500 copies.
lethargie & ausverkauf (2012/GRABELAND)
POST/EMO/PUNK-ROCK. Those 4 DUESENJAEGER songs are their 1st recording session in late 2000. Reminiscent of FLIEHENDE STÜRME, EA80 or BOXHAMSTERS. Limited, colored edition of 500 copies.
POST/EMO/PUNK-ROCK. This is DUESENJAEGER's 1st 7" from 2000 as a re-release. Gloomy, rapid punk-rock with German lyrics reminiscent of FLIEHENDE STÜRME, EA 80 or BOXHAMSTERS. Limited edition of 500 copies on red vinyl!
POST/EMO/PUNK-ROCK. Their already classic and much sought after 2nd full-length record, originally released in 2006 on Go Kart Records repressed on their own Grabeland label. This is once more thoughtful, emotional punk-rock. Limited edition of 500 copies.
DUM DUM GIRLS
end of days (2012/SUB POP)
POP-PUNK. "end of daze" flows from a pair of bombastic opening tracks, through the simmering, plaintive cover of STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE's "trees and flowers", to the regretful ballad "lord knows", in which Dee Dee's voice remains rich yet crystalline, a gorgeous, toned instrument revealing an awareness of fear and misstep. Closing the MLP is a raucous and practically joyful closing of the book on past pains, and, perhaps more importantly, a looking forward to the future. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
DUM DUM GIRLS
he gets me high (2011/SUB POP)
POP-PUNK. Los Angeles-based DUM DUM GIRLS follow up their fuzzy, girl group-inspired debut "i will be" with "he gets me high", a MLP composed of 3 originals and a cover of swooning SMITH' classic "there is a light that never goes out".
DUM DUM GIRLS
i will be (2010/SUB POP)
POP-PUNK. Debut full-length, recorded at home by Dee Dee & mixed with the help of Richard Gotteher (Blondie, Go-Go's, Raveonettes), is a decidedly medium-fi record. Just under 30min. with 11 songs, it's a short tribute to love, fun, & the classic pop form of the '60s girl groups and early punk-rockers.