Hit Bargain
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Stream Hit Bargain’s self-titled debut EP

Los Angeles punk outfit Hit Bargain released their debut self-titled EP last week. But, they have posted the EP in its entirety so you can stream it via Soundcloud below and/or buy it via iTunes. Hit Bargain are the progenitors of a new genre – “queencore”, the intersection of queer, queening and hardcore. They’re as much a part of […]

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Flat Worms announce 7″ single + new track ‘Petulance’

Los Angeles’ newest punk trio, Flat Worms, is nothing short of a powerhouse. The trio consists of members from such renowned acts as: Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Kevin Morby, and Dream Boys. Flat Worms are making their presence felt and not holding any punches with a new 7″ ‘Red Hot Sand’ set for release on April 29 via Volar Records. Along […]

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The Melvins announce new album ‘Basses Loaded’ + release new song

The Melvins, who have a history of imaginative line-up changes, feature not only one, but six different bass players on their perfectly titled new album, ‘Basses Loaded’ (June 3, Ipecac Recordings). The collection features Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover joined by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren,  Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ […]

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Scott Thompson and Paul Bellini reunite for Mouth Congress live at The Rivoli

Mouth Congress, a reference to oral sex found in the Sir Richard Burton translation of the Kama Sutra, was founded in 1984 when Paul Bellini rented a beatbox from Long & McQuade so he and Scott Thompson could jam around the big freezer in their basement. An openly gay punk band at a time when no other existed, Paul and Scott […]

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Solids announce ‘Else EP’ + tour dates w/ The Dirty Nil

Solids have announced their first release since their debut LP, 2014’s ‘Blame Confusion,’ titled the ‘Else EP,’ which will be released via Dine Alone (Canada) and Topshelf Records (Rest of the World) on April 15th, 2016. ‘Blame Confusion’ was lauded for its revved-up take on early 90s alt-rock. You can listen to Traces. which is lifted […]