The opening track from their EP, “MPQN,” begins with a minute-long slow burn—the gradual pound of drums, an ominous bassline, screeching guitar feedback—before picking up in both speed and heft.Singer Camille Rearden’s message is extremely clear: “Chronic mental illness isn’t sexy/You can’t fucking fix me.” She adds, pertinently, “Fetishize at your own risk.”Stiff Prescription is full of scream-filled, feedback-laden bashers.(And there’s more where this came from—follow the rolling Twitter thread.)Shake Appeal is Pitchfork deputy news editor Evan Minsker’s ongoing survey of garage rock and punk records.
Out of Melbourne comes CIVIC, a new hard rock outfit whose Saints and Dead Boys worship is evident on their debut record.
Standout track “New Vietnam” is propelled by stomping percussion, a bouncing opening hook, and a heap of gang vocals from Jim Mc Cullough and his bandmates.
With its choppy guitars and rapid-fire drums, the A-side to their new single, “Teenage Trance,” opens at a chaotic clip somewhere between hardcore’s intensity and proto-punk’s swagger.
Eventually they slow down for a second, filling the void with guitar solos and prolonged screams, proving that Lysol in a trance is just as good as Lysol in a hurry." data-reactid="28"Though their 2016 debut album was released under the lawsuit-proof name L.
There aren’t many lyrics here, but we do get a good idea of the song’s narrator—a self-described fixer-upper who’s dependable but not exactly rolling in it.
Consider this his greasy plea to go steady; honestly, with these kinds of beefy solos in the mix, you could do worse.Eventually they slow down for a second, filling the void with guitar solos and prolonged screams, proving that Lysol in a trance is just as good as Lysol in a hurry. cemented Hank Wood and the Hammerheads as one of New York City’s best working punk bands, they made good on all that promise with their new self-titled album.Though there’s no cowbell this time around (and don’t confuse this for sarcasm, the second percussionist on was crucial), the essentials are intact and at their best on this two-minute wrecker.What’s crucial here isn’t the density or volume, which literally any band can deliver—it’s the ascending riffs that tighten the tension and increase the song’s overall attack.Rabid Dogs make their debut outing with this 7” released by the pre-eminent Melbourne garage rock label Aarght!” Pretty soon, though, Rik’s singing about facing the noose or the firing squad for speaking his mind.