FAKE PUNK / ART PUNK ET AL

You cannot dance to this, you cannot pronounce the bandname, you dont know what the feck the album title means and the song titles are funny too…. yes, we are diving into fake punk / art punk. FEEL IT RECORDS from USA is releasing the LP of QLOWSKI called QUALE FUTURO?, along with MAPLE DEATH RECORDS from the EX-EU country UK. Maybe I am too old for this or I am not educated enough, but listen for yourselves:

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DRUMMER NEEDED.

GENUINE PARTS from Oakland, California, need a drummer, must love rock n roll and NWOBHM. If you do not know what that is you are dismissed.

DM would be via Instagram of course.

You can reach them via Instagram or Bandcamp, where you can, who would have thought of that, also listen to their music.

THE ROUTES GO INSTRUMENTAL

This Japan-based 60s garage rock / psych band has done a lot of albums in the past, too many to mention here, but the next one might be their best one: it is called INSTRUMENTALS II. Yeah ok, i missed the first one, but well, here is their second installment of instros, and if you think this is just some boring covers album, no sir, all ten cuts are originals! Surf / Western / 50s rockers, you name it, they deliver.

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WHAT IS GOING ON WITH BRACKET?

Category: Ex-Fat Wreck Band with the most ugly record covers is: BRACKET. Yeah, this is not an easy one, but the trophy goes to this group of grown up men from California, USA. They have never been famous for good cover designs, with the exception of their two albums BEFORE they signed with Fat Wreck, namely “Forestville” and “4-Wheel-Vibe” (CLASSIC albums if you ask me…), the Fat era album covers were so-so, but what happened since their “comeback” in 2014 is just one eyesore after the other. Just when you thought it could not get worse, after last years “Best of Würst” LP/CD which looked more like some demo CD cover of a mid 90ties ska-punk school band, here is the new one…

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BANCROFT RECORDS IS ALIVE

Old label, new logo.

Be honest: did you miss Bancroft Records? Not really? Of course there were other premier garage punk labels with outstanding releases. Bachelor Records comes to me mind… i dunno why… well. Bancroft started in the early 00 years and did classics like BLACK TIME, REAL LOSERS and CATHOLIC BOYS, but they lost their fun in releasing records in 2009. God knows why, but they are revitalizing the label with two releases we are really looking forward to!

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DIG! Records, Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

Glam Pop or Glitter Punk, I dunno, but what I know is that this JOSEPHINE & HERSHGUY album that DIG! Records just put out is a instant classic. It is so good that only four tracks that are available for streaming on their bandcamp site are reason enough to buy this album.

And while at it, be sure to pick up the latest repress of THE WHIFFS – Another Whiff LP, this time on cream colored vinyl.

JOSEPHINE AND HERSHGUY – Stocky Tunes LP

THE WHIFFS – Another Whiff LP

REMINDER RECORDS (AGAIN!)

This US reissue label is on again! The second batch of releases that are out in the next days consists of two singles and, for the first time on Reminder Records, an full lenght, the complete recordings of David Burnett and Lee Cuttelle. Australian songwriting duo responsible for some of the best and most sought after punk and powerpop singles of the era. DAVE & LEE – Singles Collection LP will also have lots of rare photos and extensive liner nots, packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

The other two releases are singles a reissue of the lone single of LAZY, a short lived DC powerpop / party band, originally released in 1980, and THE DAZE – I wanna be a star 7″ reissue, originally out in 1979. If you see an OG out in the wilderness, there are chances that there is a 500 Euro price tag on it….

www.reminderrecords.com

THE MONKEYWRENCH REISSUE LP

Munster Records / Spain is going to reissue the second album of THE MONKEYWRENCH named “Electric Children” via their sublabel Bang! Records. It came out in 1999, when most of you were still wearing Airwalk (TM) sneakers and baggy pants. This band was including Mark Arm (Mudhoney, Bloodloss), Steve Turner (Mudhoney), Tim Kerr (Big Boys), Tom Price (Gas Huffer, U-Men) and Martin Bland (Bloodloss, Lubricated Goat).

Originally this was released on ESTRUS RECORDS. Is this one of the first reissues of records that came out on Estrus? Let us know. Thank you!

Release Date: January 15, 2021