Hardcore punk band The Mons have released a full stream of their new album, Trust No One, that is due for release this Friday via Triple Eye Industries. Trust No One is available for pre-order on black, and a very limited edition orange with black spatter, vinyl as well as digitally. Trust No One can be streamed in full via Scene Point Blank here
The Punk Site review of Trust No One can be read here
You can pre-order Trust No One via Bandcamp here
Trust No One
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Chicago has always been a city that has been at the forefront of the American punk rock scene, and the five members of The Mons have been there for the better part of it. The Mons are comprised of ex-members of bands such as Apocalypse Hoboken, The Arrivals, The Mashers and Lynyrd’s Innards, and they are now set to release their sophomore album, Trust No One, that follows on from their 2015 debut album In The Original It’s Red, on the 20th October via Triple Eye Industries.
Trust No One melds Dead Kennedys intensity with Black Flag‘s attack and Adolescents drive to create a hybrid that has a distinctly old school feel, almost every track flashes past in an instant before the next one kicks in at full throttle. The lead single Alarm Clock captures the spirit of early 80’s hardcore perfectly and my other personal highlights from Trust No One include the tracks Silent Majority and Party Down, these are sandwiched between the constant barrage of short hardcore blasts and intense old school punk riffs that populate the fifteen track album.
The Mons have released an album that manages the recreate the intensity of the early American hardcore scene, the album also embraces a few metallic and later punk rock influences along the way, and as you’d expect from that decription this album is a little on the short side as all fifteen tracks are done and dusted in just over twenty minutes. Trust No One is something of a throwback, had this album been released in the early eighties it would be hailed as a classic, but it’s 2017 and enjoyable as Trust No One is this is an album that brings nothing new to the party, but whilst it’s not an original release this is a fast, furious and intense album that briefly resurrects the ghost of punk’s past.
Trust No One
can be pre-ordered on vinyl and digital formats via Triple Eye Industries here
Hardcore punk band The Mons are streaming, Trust No One, the title track from their upcoming album which will be released via Triple Eye Industries on October 20th 2017. The track is a short blast of old-school punk that is highly recommended for fans of The Circle Jerks, Black Flag and early COC.
You can stream the title track from Trust No One via Svbbterranean here
Trust No One can be pre-ordered here
Sludgy hardcore band War Brides
have announced they will tour the US starting next week with support from Twelves
. The band will be playing all shows in support of their critically acclaimed album Regrets
, which was recently released via Triple Eye Industries
follows the lead of their previous release, Burden
, by focusing on hook-laden bangers all the while embedding more punk and hardcore into the mix and showcasing their fastest songs to date.
can be streamed and ordered here
You can view War Brides tour dates below
Hardcore punk band The Mons are streaming their new song Alarm Clock via Nine Circles. The track is a short blast of old-school punk that is highly recommended for fans of The Circle Jerks, Black Flag and early COC. Alarm Clock will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Trust No One, which will be released via Triple Eye Industries on October 20th 2017.
Trust No One can be pre-ordered on vinyl and digital formats via Triple Eye Industries here
You can stream Alarm Clock via Nine Circles here
Triple Eye Industries have announced that they will release Regrets by Chicago bruisers War Brides on April 28 2017. The album was engineered by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters) at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Regrets follows the lead of their previous release, Burden, by focusing on hook-laden bangers all the while embedding more punk and hardcore into the mix and showcasing their fastest songs to date. Regrets will be available digitally and on vinyl, on white splatter, opaque green and black variants.
Regrets can be pre-ordered via Triple Eye Industries here
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Minneapolis’ Buildings and Milwaukee’s Volunteer have both been hard at work in their respective cities, each crafting their own distinct brand of dissonance over the course of the last few years. This release brings the two geographically disparate bands together for hell raising six track EP, each band has contributed three tracks to this Split EP that was released at the tail end of last month via Triple Eye Industries.
First up on this EP are Buildings, this is their first release since last years Life Doesn’t Matter EP and their contribution to this release continues in their fine tradition of genre defying brutal noise. Opening track Something Better is a brief slice of discordant alt rock, it’s a fine warning shot that just makes this Split hit the ground running with it’s brutal pounding beat and abrasive guitar riffs, the next two tracks are almost the equal of it and the first three rounds of this EP have all hit the mark. Buildings could fall under almost banner you try to describe them with, punk, noise rock, post hardcore and alt rock would all be appropriate, but somehow fall short of capturing their essence.
The second half of this Split opens in an even more aggressive fashion, Volunteer make an intense and heavy assault on the senses, if Buildings were the opening burst of shock and awe then Volunteer are the tank that crashes into your living room. They are angry, loud and heavy, very heavy. The guitars are pulverising distorted numbers that don’t relent until the final cymbal has faded away the end of the final track. This is their first release since 2014’s Goner EP and it sounds like they’ve been building their rage over the last two years, and have unleashed it all in the twelve minutes that their three songs occupy on this Split.
Both bands compliment each other perfectly and you couldn’t ask for a more perfectly dysfunctional match up. Unlike many of the Split EP’s I’ve encountered where the bands are at odds with each other, this is one where the bands compliment each others natural aggression and noisy style perfectly. If you’re a fan of either band, or just of noisy brutal alternative music, then this is a release that belongs in your collection, whilst I have a slight preference for Buildings contribution it is exactly that, slight, and this EP showcases two bands that I look forward to hearing a lot more of.
You can order a copy of the Buildings / Volunteer Split EP here
Minnesota’s Buildings and Milwaukee’s Volunteer have been hard at work in their respective cities, each crafting their distinct brand of dissonance over the course of the last few years. Triple Eye Industries is happy to announce that on August 26 they will release a split EP featuring brand new material from both acts. Since the release of the Goner EP in 2014, Volunteer has evolved, they’ve added Kevin DeMars on drums, and former drummer Mark Sheppard has moved to guitar, Volunteer is at its strongest in 2016. Their side of the split finds them at their angriest and most aggressive, with bigger guitars, tighter rhythms and furious vocals. Buildings make their Triple Eye Industries debut with their three offerings on the split. Much like Volunteer, Buildings have also experienced a slight line up change with the recent addition of bassist Mike Baillie. Their side of the split contains the band’s best material to date, while showcasing what the band does best: Pushing the sonic boundaries of what a trio can create. The songs contained here are as hectic as they are sparse and don’t let up from start to finish.
You can pre-order the split now on clear with blue splatter, opaque yellow or black vinyl here