Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Surrogate Activity demo

Juls, the former singer for Margaret Thrasher, switched coasts. She moved from Vancouver to St. John's. From what I can gather in her columns in MRR it was for work. This is her second band since moving there. The first was called Rumours which had some kind of reference to Fleetwood Mac. Surrogate Activity is along the lines of a mid-tempo punk band. Lots of melody. And they way that Juls sings reminds me a lot of the singer from Sofahead. Juls is also playing guitar in this band, as well. They are a three piece. Think of Dangerloves or the Bayonettes in execution. The songs on here are:
1. Graveyards
2. Breakfast
3. Cut Loose
4. Toronto
5. Open
6. Worry Cycle
7. Where This is Going
Here is the lyric sheet. Click on the images to pull up better versions to download.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sucio Poder demo

SUCIO PODER are a band from Melbourne Australia that features members of PISSCHRIST, SCHIFOSI, and SJN. They play a hybrid of sounds driven by their unique takes on things. They still do have a brooding sound in their TRAGEDY sort of way that comes from the SCHIFOSI side of the equation, but they are playing that mid paced punk that CRIMINAL DAMAGE has been developing. And it looks like they are singing in Portuguese. So this adds another element. With the language and the old school sound they have a retro feel, but there is a heaviness to their sound that doesn’t exist for their predecessors. It is murky and heavy like early DISCHARGE, but played at a punk pace. Great stuff. (Combat Action Tapes – 122 Argyle Street / Toronto, ON / M5V 2K8 / Canada) - SP

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Resist Control demo

Resist Control are a brand new hardcore band from Buffalo. The band features Mike Gifford of RUNNING FOR COVER / SLAVE STATE fame. They take their name from the Born Against song, but they play a banrd of hardcore that is influenced by the power violence scene. Just blazing fast hardcore along the lines of RUNNING FOR COVER in that the music is played so fast that it sounds like it is about to fall in on itself. The bass is totally prominent and conjures up sentiments of PISSED HAPPY CHILDREN. This demo was recorded in April 2009 in the band's practise space. It is amazing sounding. The songs on here are:
1. Modern Times
2. Kill the News
3. Pale Imitation
4. Broken Eggs
5. Kleptocracy
6. Fallin' Apart
7. No Solution
8. Recipe for Success
9. Short Leash
10. Don't Want It
11. Act 1 Scene 1
12. John From
For more information about the band you can write Peterwalkee Records at 408 Richmond Avenue, Buffalo, NY / 14222 / USA or check out there website at

At Both Ends, Issues 9 and 10

This is a zine from Vancouver that I have never heard of before. It is unfortunate that I find out about this zine at the end of it’s life. This is the final issue of the zine and it combines Issue 9 and 10 together into a 142 page glossy zine. It is beautifully put together. There is full colour in a bunch of sections. The magazine is book bound and this is of coffee table stature. On top of that this package comes with a double 7” which has four bands each with a side. BANE and GRADE have new exclusive recordings and they team up with new bands UNRESTRAINED and BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY. This deserves it’s own review unto itself, but everything comes together in the finale of this publication. And the issues are split with a flip. The front cover reads one way and the back cover is issue 10 flipped on it’s end. The issue starts out with a tour diary of South America written by BANE. The next piece is an article on the van that ALL tours in. Now that doesn’t sound so exciting, but the piece was surprisingly interesting. There is an interview with Dave Larson from Excursion Records who also made the film Edge of Quarrel. I didn’t realize there was a big beef between him and Kent McClard, but this explains all the ads I used to see for Excursion Records in MRR and not HeartattaCk. There is a neat piece that collects reviews on SPARKMARKER. There was an interview with a vegan straight edge band from Rome called TO KILL. There is also an interview with the SAINTE CATHERINES from Montreal, who a lot of people have been digging. There is a piece on science fiction. And there is an interview with VERSE, who are a straight edge band from Providence, Rhode Island. There is a metal inspired band called A PERFECT MURDER, from Quebec that gets interviewed. Kyle Bishop, the singer of GRADE does a list of his favourite top 20 releases. There is an interview with SICK OF IT ALL. Ad the issue ends with a questions asked of some zine editors. Issue 10 starts out with an interview with SHAI HULUD, which I skipped. There is a piece on being vegan. There is an interview with Brian Clement who sings for a band called WAR BY OTHER MEANS. The interview is about Frontline Films, which is his film company he does. There is a great interview with a guy who masters vinyl on the process which is hugely fascinating. There is an interview with the Swedish band ANCHOR. Loads of material from Canada and loads of material on stuff involving straight edge. ( / - SP

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday February 21, 2010

DOA - Donnybrook (Sudden Death)

DOA - Billy and the Socreds (Sudden Death)
THE CLASH - Working for the Clampdown (Epic)
HANSON BROTHERS - Duke It Out (Alternative Tentacles)
DEAD KENNEDYS - Jock-O-Rama (Alternative Tentacles)
ANTI-DOGMATIKSS - Olipisme (Tralla)

TEENAGE HEAD - Love for Sale (MCA)
MINUTEMEN - Lost (Reflex)
NOT FUNNY ANYMORE - Sky Hook Coat Hanger (Jigsaw Laboratories)
PEGBOY - Fields of Darkness (1/4)
SHOTMAKER - Nick’s Question (Kung Fu / Manticore)

LION OF JUDAH - Astral Peace (Universal Peace)
NOW OR NEVER - Taken for Granted
RAH - It Won’t Last (Labelled)
DEATH THREAT - High for Now (Triple Crown)
H2O - Here Today Gone Tomorrow (Self-Released)

JERK WARD - Knowledge (Supreme Echo)
TUTU AND THE PIRATES - Wham Bam Son of Sam
ULTRATUMBADOS - Auto Gesto (Southkore)
SCHOOL JERKS - Rent Boy (Cowabunga)
THE LADIES - Trashed (Cowabunga)

MEDICATION - Didn’t Wanna Know (Hozac)
MYELIN SHEATHS - Do the Mental twist (Hozac)
MICKEY - She’s so Crazy (Hozac)
KING KHAN AND THE BBQ SHOW - Shake Real low (In the Red)
THE FIRE JACKS - Tell that woman (Sin)

THE CLASH - Clash City Rockers (Bootleg)
CHUCK RAGAN - California Burritos (Side One Dummy)
GREG GEFFIN - The Highway (Epitaph)
TIM BARRY - Shoulda outta (Suburban Home)
SARAH BLACKWOOD - Trainwreck (Stomp)

Demo Feature
RESIST CONTROL - Modern Times (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - Kill the News (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - Pale Imitation (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - Broken Eggs (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - Kleptocracy (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - Fallin Apart (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - No Solutions (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - Recipe for Success (Self-Released)
RESIST CONTROL - Short Lease (Self-Released)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rehashed "Code Black" CD

REHASHED is another crossover band fronted by Mike from DFA. REHASHED produce the same kind of blazing crossover that brought attention to DFA. Just manic crushing riff riding in the spirit of BEYOND POSSESSION, except this time there isn’t a bunch of other bands doing the same kind of hardcore. But I think it helped bring DFA back out of early retirement. Damn this continues to be great. Stop on a dime thrash that just pummels the listener.
The songs on here are:

1. If It's Not Broken, Break It
2. Amazing Grave
3. Without Warning
4. The High Cost of Living Rich
5. Good, That's Perfect
6. D-Beating a Dead Horse
7. The Adventure
8. Code Black
9. Luke's Song
10. Waste of Life
11. Darkness Destroyer
12. Five Stages of a Fist Fight

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Diodes "Time Damage" LP

This album is a live recording from a show the band played at the El MoCambo back on March 3rd, 1978. "Time Damage" was released domestically in parts of Europe. the set was described as "High decibel, high energy with aggressive guitars and swirling melodic vocals". This has been previously unreleased until February 2010 when Rave Up Records released this.

Flyer - Saturday, February 20, 2010

Flyer - Saturday February 20, 2010

Update: February 20, 2010

We uploaded some old Studio 3 sessions. This week we were able to get up :

- Margaret Thrasher, originally recorded August 29, 2007
- The Metal Eddies, originally recorded July 30, 2006
Rammer, originally recorded January 18, 2004

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

SONS OF ISHMAEL - Today's Victim Tomorrow's Aggressor (Self-Released)
ANGRY THALIDOMIDE BABIES - Elvis Inc. (Self-Released)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Small Town Mentality (Self-Released)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Stairway to Heaven (Over the Top)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Ohio (Over the Top)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Does it Matter? (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - A Man and His Penis Sceptre (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Downsview (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Hallowe'en Party (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Louie Louie (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - This is Germany (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Do Something Radical (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Evolution is for Turkeys (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Jimmy Swaggart Stuck His Pee Pee in My Poo Poo (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Umbrella Toenail (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Undulating Blobs (Sell-Out Activities)
SONS OF ISHMAEL - Break-Free (Self-Released)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Update: February 13, 2010

We were able to get up some more of the Pig Papers. Please find :

- Volume 03, Issue 01
- Issue 04
- Issue 11
- Issue 12

Full Contact 03 and Full Contact 09 went up as well.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Existers "Depreciation" CD

The Existers were a first wave punk band from Toronto and they released an ep back in the day. They were on the show a few years ago and played a live set where they realized the interest in what they were doing, so they went back through their tapes and re-learned the songs from back then and recorded them in a studio. This CD is the result of a self-produced CD by the band and it sounds incredible. The songs that appeared on the ep are re-recorded along with 8 other tracks from back in the day. The songs found on here are:
1. Future Shock
2. Spadina
3. Telex Love
4. (I Don't Wanna) Talk About It
5. Cake
6. Responsible Men
7. I Can't See
8. Never Think Big
9. Enchanted Cottage
10. Lena

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Flyer - Tuesday March 9, 2010

This is a DVD release for all the various projects Wayne Brown has been involved with. Wayne was the original singer in the Fits. He did some music projects with Sam Fererra of the Ugly and Steve Leckie of the Viletones. He started a band with Freddie Pompeii in new york City called Thee Immaculate Hearts. There is footage from all four of these projects on the "What Makes ya Think You're so Amazing Baby?" DVD.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Click to download

THE EXISTERS - Future Shock (Builtrite)
THE EXISTERS - I Don't Wanna Talk About It (Builtrite)
THE EXISTERS - Cake (Builtrite)
THE EXISTERS - Enchanted Cottage (Builtrite)

NAYSAYER - Peace of Mind (Reaper)
THE EFFORT - My Declaration (Words of War)
MOTHER OF MERCY - Inside and Out (Six Feet Under)
UPLIFT - Pedestals (Self-Released)
ANOTHER BREATH - Dogtown (Panic)

CURSED - Search and Destroy (Goodfellow)
MURDER CITY DEVILS - Broken Glass (Sub Pop)

THE CLASH - In the Pouring Rain
HOSTAGE LIFE - Carbon Heart Radio (Underground Operations)
HUSKER DU - Pink Turns Blue (SST)
ORPHAN CHOIR - Cross Your Fingers (Art of the Underground)

DURESS - Indifference (Underestimated)
TEN YARD FIGHT - Line of Scrimmage (Equal Vision)
ANTI-CIMEX - Victims of a Bombraid
HELLNATION - Fuck the Kids (Sound Pollution)
BOILING OVER - Trash City (Lifeline)
SURROGATE ACTIVITY - Toronto (Self-Released)
POISON IDEA - Pure Hate (Fatal Erection)

OI POLLOI - Scrudadh 2323 (Nikt Nic Nie Wie)
AMMUNITION - Won't Take it Anymore (Class War)
THE GREATEST HITS - Hangups (No Front Teeth)
HICKOIDS - Queen of the Bar-B-Q (Saustex)
THE D.I.'s - People Like Me (Hepcat)

Demo Feature
TOTAL TRASH - Gregor Samsa (Self-Released)
TOTAL TRASH - Socially Fucked (Self-Released)
TOTAL TRASH - Sanitize Me (Self-Released)
TOTAL TRASH - No Freedom (Self-Released)
TOTAL TRASH - No York (Self-Released)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Flyer - Saturday February 6, 2010

Update: February 6, 2010

We put up some more audio files from old live Studio 3 sessions. This week we were able to get up:

- DFA from July 7, 2002
- the Fallout from July 4, 2004
- the Existers from May 6, 2007
- Motherfuckers from January 25, 2009

Gary "Pig" Gold was in last week and was able to bring us a bunch of the "Pig Papers" in. He loaned them to us and we were able to get some of them up electonically. The Pig Paper is one of the oldest zines in Toronto and carried a lot of punk information in the late 70's and early 80's. The issues that got posted this week include:
- Issue 01

I was also able to post up Issue 2 of Full Contact.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Radio - Sunday, January 31, 2010

 Click for download 

SIMPLY SAUCER - She's a Dog (Pig Records) 
Interview with Gary "Pig" Gold 
SIMPLY SAUCER - Interview with Gary "Pig" Gold 
SIMPLY SAUCER - (Sonic Unyon) 
 THE CLASH - Dictator (Unreleased) 
RANCID - Reconciliation (Hellcat) 
DELINQUINTS - Go Van Gogh (Self-Released) 
HORSES - Danforth and Main (Juice Box) 
 MUD - Ice T (Fans of Bad Productions) 
INFEST - Where's the Unity? 
ADRENALIN O.D. - Bugs (Buy Our Records) 
NOMIND - Checking the Obituaries (Lone Wolf)