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  1. The San Diego = band Heat play hardcore so ridiculously fast and raw and grimy that it almost seems over-the-top. The band just released a new 7" EP. It has six songs, and only one of them is more than a minute long. All of the songs are just cartoonishly menacing. They're quick, bruising little…
  2. This year, the New York hardcore band Haram has been in the news for a pretty fucked-up reason. Frontman Neder Haram sings in Arabic, and even though his lyrics are secular and anti-extremist, that's been enough for the FBI and the NYPD to interrogate Haram. But the band have responded in true punk rock fashion,…
  3. Try to imagine the exact opposite of Macklemore. That image that you've got in your mind is Nacho Picasso. Nacho, Macklemore's fellow Seattle rapper, has been making grim, eerie, socially irresponsible music for years; his 2011 full-length For The Glory was one of the first feted in our old Mixtape Of The Week column. Last…
  4. If you're looking for spooky music for this time of year, you could do a whole lot worse than Oculto Pelos Seres, the new EP from the Brazilian punk band Rakta. Rakta released their self-titled debut in 2013, and their new 7" EP builds on its swirling atmosphere and heavy vibes. Like a lot of…
  5. Last month, cultishly beloved UK art-rock outfit Wild Beasts announced they were calling it quits with a few goodbye shows and a final EP, Punk Drunk And Trembling. The EP features three songs culled from the sessions for the group's last album, 2016's Boy King, two of which previously appeared on that record's deluxe editions.