Hardcore punk revivalists OFF! stays in their comfort zone on this latest record of theirs, but I’ve gotta admit it sounds pretty freakin’ good.
OFF! drops a new video for “Hypnotized,” which features a comedic altercation between two patriotic superheroes in ridiculous costumes. While the storyline is pretty zany, it’s really the antics and food-for-thought lyricism of frontman Keith Morris that make me wanna jump out of my chair and put my fist through my computer screen. UGH!
Look for OFF!’s latest album, Wasted Years, on Vice Records this April.
Watch the embedded playlist of videos to check out the five classics week reviews I did for the 2013-2014 classics week. Watch the playlist further to check out classics week reviews from the last few years as well. Woo!!!
Oakland hardcore punk act Nervous has its self-titled debut full-length scheduled to drop on September 24 via San Francisco’s Twelve Gauge Records. Considering how rough and wild the band’s approach is, it should be no surprise that one of the group’s members plays with Loma Prieta, too. Above, you can pre-order the album on 12″ as well as stream its anthemic opening track “Good Morning.”
With all of the skramz revivalism floating around the Internet these days, it was only a matter of time before I was talking about some German screamo, right?
These guys are a Münster-based rock trio, I believe. They’ve lovingly named themselves after WWII activist Karl Jungbluth, too. Their new record is stitled Part Ache–hah, I get it–and the nine tracks they present on this LP have much of what I look for in records of this style: intense vocals, tight playing, anthemic guitars. The added bonus is the album’s mix is pretty dang heavy, too! Give it a stream via the widget above, and enjoy!