Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Off! - 2014 - Hypnotized - Video

Off! is a  four piece hardcore punk band from Los Angelese, California, USA. Wasted Years is their new LP, Hypnotized is a new song from that LP. It's vaguely political with references to conspiracy theories and continues to wave the flag for modern hardcore punk. Off! consists of Keith Morris, Dimitri Coats, Steven McDonald, Mario Rubalcaba who have played in bands like Circle Jerk, Black Flag, Midget Handjob, Buglamp, Burning Brides, Redd Kross, Tourists, Tater Totz, Sparks, Beck, Earthless, RFTC, Hot Snakes, Clikitat Ikatowi.

Almenara - 2014 - Desestructurando lo Aprendido

Almenara is a five piece punk band from Valparaíso, Chile. Desestructurando lo Aprendido is their third EP. Almenara play a catchy, fast brand punk pop and do roughly the same thing on acoustic. The guitars are smooth and whip fast, the singer has a forceful short and there are no shortage of background Whoa oh oh's. Every song on this all too short EP introduces itself forcefully, makes itself known and then vacates the stage just as quickly. The last two songs are acoustic punk songs that seem constructed for everyone in the pit to sing along with at the top of their lungs. If you like fast punk or have a soft spot for some acoustic punk, Almanera's Desestructurando lo Aprendido will serve well.