Not a best-of 2016 show, but a compendium of almost entirely 2016 material from the likes of CAR, THE MIAMI DOLPHINS (pictured), NEUTRAL, GROUPER, LES POSTERS, PURPUR SPYTT, THE STACHES, URANIUM CLUB, AMATEUR HOUR and many other leading lights from the sub-underground. I found a way to harness the Now Sound of late 2016 in one 62-minute episode in hopes that you’ll be finding your new favorite band or artist during that hour.
THE MIAMI DOLPHINS – Quail Birth CAR – Pretty Seriously Mad URANIUM CLUB – That Clown’s Got a Gun LES POSTERS – European Eyes MARS – 3E (live 1978) BLANK SQUARE – I Was High NEUTRAL – Gaze CARLA DAL FORNO – Fast Moving Cars GROUPER – Headache DADAMAH – Nicotine LEDA – Clear PURPUR SPYTT – Limp DOCTOR NOD – I’m The Creator THE STACHES – Fury AQUARIAN BLOOD – I’m Lit NOPES – Screens AMATEUR HOUR – Down
I bought my first copy of Maximum RocknRoll since….well….let’s say it’s been a few years. Why? Because they had the good sense to have Dynamite Hemorrhage contributing editor Erika Elizabeth write a column.
She’s in the new July issue, talking about THE SHIFTERS, URANIUM CLUB, her lost female-fronted punk piece in Dynamite Hemorrhage #2, and some other deeply-buried obscurities that you need an alterna-sherpa like Ms. Elizabeth to help find.
Outstanding panic from Minneapolis. Our correspondents inform us, alas, that the band may have already packed it in.
Update 4/9/15: Just got a timely note from Brendan Wells from the band – “We’re currently writing new songs and may play shows again soon. The tape we released will be a 12" on Fashionable Idiots and we’ve already approved test pressings.”