March 6, 2017

THE LIONS CAGE (NYC), "Demo 2016"

Nice little throwback to some early-80's sounding NYHC here—from NYC.

February 14, 2017

PHANTOM PAIN (NJ), "Demo 2017"

Sludgy thickness via the NJHC Turnpike featuring members of Suburban Scum and Manipulate.

January 10, 2017

DIVISION OF MIND (RVA), "Demo 2017"

DIVISION OF MIND. Richmond Hardcore. Pit music.

January 2, 2017

DRUG CONTROL (CA), "Stabbed" EP

San Diego Straight Edge Hardcore.
So Straight Edge. So Hardcore. So good.

December 31, 2016

15 Highlight Tracks Of 2016

This was an off-year for me in terms of keeping up with new releases, let alone new releases from new bands. Apple Music sidelined me for a few months, taking some wind out of my sails until I decided to cancel it altogether and go Spotify. I know I missed quite a few things this year but, luckily, a bunch of old faithful's released some great records that filled in any gaps.

Enjoy 15 tracks from some of the year's highlights.