@@@ John Maus: Screen Memories (Ribbon Memories, 2017) To me it is a contradiction but this is upbeat krautrock synth rock. The sounds are kraut-y, a bit industrial with sawtooth synth basses but it’s all served up with a cherry on top. There is a B horror movie lower register singing doing an accent-less Dracula thing. It’s all right, I never got synth rock myself, have at if you do.
@@@ Maximum Mad – Dear Enemy (Good to Die, 2017) Some good old fashioned ass kicking metal/hardcore splatter for your dissatisfied earholes. This is no epic, classically influenced business, this is set ’em up and grind ’em down with a hardcore singer and drums that are pleasantly perched betwixt metal and punk. They also have a few stray Pearl Jam sorta pubes going tucked under the pillow. I prefer the dirty business to the grunge business but it’s mostly in the guitar riffs and my what a pleasantly farty bass in the third tune Active Aggressive. Peep for yoself.
@@@ Proto Idiot: Leisure Opportunity (Slovenly, 2017) Classic self-effacing old school Brit punk off this week’s CFUV playlist email. Do you remember when people weren’t so far up their own asses? I do! These guys do too. It’s 15 songs in 32 minutes so that’s commando style for sure. Let’s peep a few more nuggets and head out of town. I’m stupid, you’re stupid let’s do it! That sounds about right to me. Big sing a long vocal hooks, the classic simple punk rock playing. Come and get it you mohawk wearing retards.
YTD recordings listened to: 764
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 409
Not good music: 318
Honorable Mentions: 7
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