Rolling Post-Punk Thread

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Last year I added a post-punk/dark wave/goth genre list to my year-end summary, as a lot of new bands have been coming up, and a lot of old ones making new albums. My list for 2013 is shorter, and I'm sure I'm missing stuff, so hopefully some folks can add recommendations here.

Merchandise – Children Of Desire (Jagjaguwar)
Deep Time – Deep Time (Hardly Art)
The Nightingales – No Love Lost (Cooking Vinyl)
And Also The Trees – Hunter Not The Hunted (Resurrection)
Killing Joke – MMXII (Spinefarm)
Big Joan – The Long, Slow Death Of Big Joan (Blood Red Sounds)
New War – New War (Fast Weapons/Sensory Projects)
Evans the Death – Evans the Death (Slumberland)
O.Children – Apnea (Deadly People)
Wymond Miles – Under The Pale Moon (Sacred Bones)
Pins – Luvu4lyf EP (Bella Union)
Breathless – Green To Blue (Tenor Vossa)
Viv Albertine – Vermilion Border (The Cadiz Recording Co.)
Kevin Hewick – All Was Numbered (Hacienda)
Talk Normal – Sunshine (Joyful Noise)
Grass Widow – Internal Logic (HLR)
The Soft Moon – Zeros (Captured Tracks)
Pop. 1280 – The Horror (Sacred Bones)
Ceremony – Safranin Sounds (No Emb Blanc)
Wymond Miles – Earth Has Doors EP (Sacred Bones)
Negative Fascination – Silent Servant (Hospital)
Paul Banks – Banks (Matador)
Savages – I Am Here EP (Pop Noire)
The Monochrome Set – Platinum Coils (Cherry Red)
U.S. Girls – Gem (Fat Cat)
The Futureheads – Rant (Nul)
Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense (PIAS)
The Wake – A Light Far Out (LTM)
The Distractions – The End Of The Pier (Occultation)

Savages – Silence Yourself (Matador)
Beastmilk – Climax (Svart)
PINS- Girls Like Us (Bella Union)
Weekend – Jinx (Slumberland)
The KVB – Immaterial Visions (Cititrax)
Girls Names – The New Life (Slumberland)
Pop. 1280 – Imps Of Perversion (Sacred Bones)
The Exploding Boy – Four (Drakkar)
Flaamingos – Flaamingos (Felte) | Bandcamp
Merchandise – Totale Night EP (Night People)
Still Corners – Strange Pleasures (Sub Pop)
Iceage – You’re Nothing (Matador)
The Julie Ruin – Run Fast (Julie Ruin)
Wire – Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag)
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty (Sargent House)
Esben And The Witch – Wash The Sins Not Only The Face (Matador)
New Model Army – Between Dog & Wolf (Eagle Rock)
Gauntlet Hair – Stills (Dead Oceans)
TV Ghost – Disconnect (In The Red)

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Persuade me this isn't Wire + a load of creatively-bankrupt shitmerchants, please

VENIET IMBER (imago), Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:32 (four years ago) Permalink

At some point, when it's not fucking Xmas, I'll write about more of them (you can find words about the top four in my summary), but anyone who already have their minds made up can fuck off and troll somewhere else.

Anyone know the status of Post-Punk magazine? I was going to chip into their fundraising campaigns, but the magazine supposedly slated to come out last Spring never did, and updates stopped appearing in October.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

(need to hear that Killing Joke album, before AINYC gnaws my nads)

VENIET IMBER (imago), Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:44 (four years ago) Permalink

definitely wanna hear the Julie Ruin record

imago you should know And Also The Trees, they are old school also

sleeve, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:59 (four years ago) Permalink

The Total Control LP was a fave of mine that fits.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Wha, no Factory Floor?

doug watson, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 20:07 (four years ago) Permalink

If you have Iceage, you might as well do Vår (No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers).

Michael Train, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 21:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Cellular Chaos ‎- Cellular Chaos
Yvette - Process

maarten, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 22:38 (four years ago) Permalink

There was a bunch of albums that I kind of slated as postpunk that I'd yet gotten around to listening to so I really can't complain they weren't included: new Fall and Pere Ubu, Howling Hex, Fists, Ricarda Cometa, Parquet Courts...

Some of this stuff was covered in imago's time travel thread

quarterpayne mcrapp (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Imago himself seems awfully smitten w something called Blanche Blanche Blanche; no idea if that's postpunk or not

quarterpayne mcrapp (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Viv Albertine album was cool; surprised Wobble and Levene album didn t make ur list fnb. I was p into that for a minute

quarterpayne mcrapp (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Blanche Blanche Blanche are great. It's useless to try to parse exactly what is/isn't post-punk though. Parquet Courts record is's a bit more of an 80s college rock vibe. Mission of Burma, The Embarassment, Dream Syndicate, the Feelies maybe.

dan selzer, Thursday, 26 December 2013 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

It isn't useless. Not any more or less than talking about any other genre. I personally put Factory Floor in my electronica list but it could apply here. Looks like Henge Beat (2011) is the newest by Total Control? I hadn't heard it before, so thanks. I like the Vår. Cellular Chaos and Yvette are more noise rock, though there's some no wave influence I reckon. I heard earlier Blanche Blanche Blanche stuff and didn't think of them as post-punk but the latest does kind of fit.

I liked Wobble's Psychic Life (2011) but Yin & Yang didn't grab me so much, but am re-listening. Anyone know of Lydon tried at all to get them on board for the PiL album? I was also not so much into the Fall album, as it felt like a significant drop in quality from Ersatz G.B. (2011) but it does have moments, of course.

Additions for 2013:

Wax Idols – Discipline & Desire (Slumberland)
Blanche Blanche Blanche – Breaking Mirrors (Wharf Cat)
Suuns – Images du futur (Secretly Canadian)
Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers (Sacred Bones)
Sisu – Blood Tears (Mono Prism)
17 Pygmies – The Book Of Isabel, Part I (Trakwerkz)
The Fall – Re-Mit (Cherry Red)
Ruby Pins – Ruby Pins (M’Lady’s)

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Cellular Chaos and Yvette are more noise rock, though there's some no wave influence I reckon.

Haven't heard Yvette - but there is def. no wave influence in Cellular Chaos. One of the songs on the record has a guitar part that is very early DNA-like, but then the song goes somewhere totally different.

people who care abt anti-hipster discourse (sarahell), Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Ruby Pins is one of the members of Grass Widow + a couple other dudes iirc?

people who care abt anti-hipster discourse (sarahell), Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I really need to give the Suuns a proper chance sooner or later

Quarterpayne McRapp (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 December 2013 02:56 (four years ago) Permalink

It's useless because it's endless. Factory Floor is post-punk? I know post-punkers like it, it's cool stuff. There are post-punk influences...but there are post-punk influences on 50% of the noise-inflected lo-fi outsider techno of the last year or two.

dan selzer, Sunday, 29 December 2013 04:26 (four years ago) Permalink

That's the beauty of it. It's endless, but some of us are still left wanting more, and arguing over what actually satisfies the post-punk itch. So no, Factory Floor doesn't scratch mine, but it does others.

About Ruby Pins, AMG says "Inspired by dreams her friends had about her, Grass Widow drummer Lillian Maring started this dream-like solo project in 2010."

Keep 'em coming!

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 29 December 2013 08:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Ian Crause-The Vertical Axis, new one post-Disco Inferno
Lust for Youth-Perfect View, house and minimal synth/new wave inflected lo-fi stuff
Regal Degal-Veritable Who's Who, 2012 release, krautrocky/psychedelic/art-rock through an early/mid 80s post-punk filter

dan selzer, Sunday, 29 December 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Makthaverskan - Makthaverskan II (Luxury, 2013)

Swedish band, sometimes veers from the darkness to sunny indie pop, but mostly in a good way. Has been burrowing into me.

Neon Lights - LA✝E (ACNL)

Spanish post-punk/dream pop.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 4 January 2014 17:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Correct Bandcamp link for Makthaverskan -

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 4 January 2014 17:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Big love for Shopping here too

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 4 January 2014 22:33 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

loving the hell out of makthaverskan, thanks for posting abt it

hacka's f5 key (electricsound), Sunday, 26 January 2014 03:35 (four years ago) Permalink

they are kinda post punk so i'll just mention that desperate journalist are wonderful and by some measure my favourite band of the moment

hacka's f5 key (electricsound), Sunday, 26 January 2014 05:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Surprised not to see INVSN mentioned here:

Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I can’t say I would describe either of those as post-punk myself.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 30 January 2014 19:13 (four years ago) Permalink

like it or don't, i guess

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Thumbs up on both Desperate Journalist and INVSN. Of course they're post-punk! So far I'm as excited about them as Shopping. I'm not surprised they were missing because I knew I was missing stuff, hence this thread. So thanks! Also, I failed to include Holograms in my list, despite the fact that I had the damn album! That's what happens when you try to sort through nearly a thousand albums in a year.

Desperate Journalist - Cristina EP (Fandango, 2013)
Holograms - Forever (Captured Tracks, 2013)
INVSN - INVSN (Razor & Tie, 2013)

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I like Housewives. They're a bit no wavey

paolo, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:31 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm not seeing Spray Paint mentioned ... Digging both their records today along with the Glaxo Babies re-issues.

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 1 February 2014 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

faux discx have been kicking a lot of goals of late. not post punk, but the virginia wing ep they put out is v v riyl for broadcast fans

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Saturday, 1 February 2014 22:25 (four years ago) Permalink

similar to the desperate journalist/makthaversan suggestions

ep from early '13, great live band too that don't play out nearly enough

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Sunday, 2 February 2014 22:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Housewives are pretty good, remind me a lot of Six Finger Satellite who I think are a bit better.

Spite House sound like they've got a great record in them, too.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 3 February 2014 14:29 (four years ago) Permalink

flopson, Monday, 3 February 2014 15:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Hrm, so Dekoder released an album, but are only streaming a track and not selling it on Bandcamp, Amazon or anywhere else. No label, no info on RYM, Allmusic, Wiki, etc. Good times!

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 18:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Write em a letter!

Drugs A. Money, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Ştiu Nu Ştiu

appear to be some unsigned kids from Sweden, doing post punkish stuff on the heavier side, almost dipping into metal (their upcoming album is I think mixed by Kurt Ballou)

"Ultra Silvam" was a dark horse favorite of mine last year

check out "Borta" too

a chance to cross is a chance to score (anonanon), Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Heh, I did! The page is misleading in that "Pleasure" is not an album, but a teaser for Flowers To Blossom not due out until May on Chaos Rurale. You can, however, get their first album, Between The Waking And The Dying (2012) for $5:

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:34 (four years ago) Permalink

kylesa - ultraviolet

my favorite post-punkish album of 2013 by some margin.

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Thursday, 6 February 2014 17:50 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Listened to Ava Luna. Eh, they're just ok--Gang of 4 guitars on first cut, Dirty Projectors vocals on some cuts.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 March 2014 12:22 (four years ago) Permalink

It came out early last year and I'd sort of forgotten about it by the time the year-end lists started appearing, but I was reminded this morning how much I liked Crime & the City Solution's comeback - American Twilight. Not exactly in line with the type of post-punk represented by a lot of the above but I don't know what else you'd call it.

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early rejecter, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Let's try that again.

early rejecter, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:33 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Dot Dash - Half​-​Remembered Dream (Beautiful Music, 2013) - D.C. band with former members of bands including Julie Ocean, Swervedriver, Youth Brigade, Velocity Girl, etc. Their third album.

Feeding Fingers - The Occupant (Tephramedia, 2013) - Formed in U.S. in 2006, relocated to Salzburg, Austria. Fourth album.

Eagulls - Eagulls (Partisan, 2014) - Leeds band has been getting attention earlier this spring. EP here, and full-length on Spotify etc.

Cosmic Thoughts - Cosmic Thoughts (2014) - UK post-punk, debut out May 5

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:21 (three years ago) Permalink

hardly a big deal but i don't think any of dot dash were in velocity girl

denial plan (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:04 (three years ago) Permalink

also does anyone else feel the eagulls album isn't quite as amazing as the buzz around them would have you believe? it's not bad but far from special

denial plan (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:05 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I saw Beastmilk was touring with this band. This is good stuff, how did it not come up earlier in this thread? Help me out here!

Cold In Berlin - And Yet (Candlelight, 2012)
Cold In Berlin - Give Me Walls (2010)

Lower - Seek Warmer Climes (Matador, 2014) - New release from Danish band.

Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right (Hardly Art, 2014) - From Detroit, last album was promising, this hasn't made much an impression yet, need to relisten.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Total Control - Typical System (Iron Lung)

Dan Selzer faves from Melbourne released their new album this week! MTVIggy recommends "for fans of Tubeway Army, The Chameleons, Magazine, Merchandise." You can also vote for them as artist of week - The album is kind of all over the place and even less focused than Henge Beat (2011), but from their synth punk ("Glass") to Fall/Kraut drones ("Black Spring"), it all works. I forgot to mention before they also have a great collection of singles from Feb '13 on Bandcamp -

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 28 June 2014 13:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah this is great. Rough translations of the title and songs:

ГШ (Glintshake) - ОЭЩ МАГЗИУ (Sez Store)

1 - Sculpture
2 - Shadow
3 - My New Style
4 - Squalor
5 - Hands - A Former Leg
6 - Poluchelovek
7 - A Quarter To Five
8 - Be Human
9 - Phoenix

Vnutrennee Sgoranie Sebyaboyazn

1 - Extremes
2 - Mr.
3 - Intelligent Corpse
4 - Cutting Off Excess
5 - I'm On This Earth
6 - It's Over All (Nothing's Sacred)
7 - I Bitch Jesus
8 - Orange Splendor Lesov
9 - Girl and The Echo
10 - Podlicom
11 - We
12 - Not Yet

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 26 December 2016 17:30 (one year ago) Permalink

That Vnutrennee Sgoranie is pretty interesting. Thanks. More expansive arrangements than a typical post-punk band (horns, etc.). Some tracks remind me of Tzadik-released klezmer-punk stuff like Leonid Soybelman, or other horn-y punks like Dog-Faced Hermans or God is My Co-Pilot. I'm definitely picking this one up (the price is right too).

o. nate, Thursday, 5 January 2017 02:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Random googling of Soybelman-related product led me to this, which I think I need in my life:

o. nate, Thursday, 5 January 2017 02:51 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Priests, Drab Majesty and A Projection are all decent, but I think the new RAYS album (Trouble In Mind, Mar 31) will really do the trick.

On RAYS’ debut album the band spins eleven tunes of wiry, urgent post-punk, one foot planted firmly in the nihilistic apathy of 70 & 80’s punk (Wire, Electric Eels, Pere Ubu, Eno, Television The Fall), Australian punk past & present (UV Race, Terry, Victims, Babeez), and the addictive strum of 80’s & 90’s New Zealand/Flying Nun pop; all of whom have found their own way to meld the ferocity & thuggery of punk with a singular melodic voice.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 22:38 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

(Balley Records)
Release Date: 3/10/2017 / Mid June for Vinyl
Formats: CD/LP/Amazon/iTunes

Found this while checking out 2017 albums on the Rate Your Music website. Brutalism is amazing, like the nihilism of Pissed Jeans meets the rigid abandon and sardonic lyrics of Mclusky. Very vicious, very heavy (one of the write-ups I found on the album is from a primarily metal website called, appropriately enough, Heavy Blog Is Heavy), like if Wire had less art and more fuck.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The CD will cost me $20 in the USA with shipping. Will some cool label please pick up this band for North America? I will be happy to take my usual cut. Thanks in advance.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"1049 Gotho" is just fucking perfect!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i like it

na (NA), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 19:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the nihilism of Pissed Jeans meets the rigid abandon and sardonic lyrics of Mclusky.

lol this better deliver cause that's total catnip to me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's very mclusky

na (NA), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

great video starring their bass player

na (NA), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ok yes I like this very much

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Told ya!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I hear a bit of Girl Band in there as well...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

In case it's relevant, and in case anybody who'd want it doesn't already have it, the '1981' post-punk box set I did here on ILM back in '04-'05 is up in full for download (9 themed mixes totalling 230 or so tracks, plus another "bonus" collection of 290 tracks, roughly 28 hours) for a limited time.

Soundslike, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Simon, you think that the Idles would fit in rolling metal?
I do, but that's because I always assume that as a metalhead anything I like is metal.
(Well, maybe not everything, but you know...)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

(Wharf Cat Records)
Release Date: 4/28/2017
Formats: CD/LP/Digi

This is the debut and also last full-length album from the NYC band who broke up several months before the release of Untitled. Although I am "the metal guy" at The Agit Reader, I reviewed the album...

New York has changed a lot since the halcyon days of No Wave, but Wall isn’t having it. The band wears its influences like a badge of honor, rekindling memories of the city before CBGB was an overpriced clothes boutique, when Alphabet City was a genuinely scary place, and when the heartbeat of the city pumped blood through innovative artists rather than price them out,

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 28 April 2017 18:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

This is pretty good. I guess it's noise psych, but feels pretty post-punk to me:

The Gluts - Estasi

Looking forward to this:

Algiers - The Underside Of Power (Matador) June 23

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 5 May 2017 16:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

It doesn't seem Sneaks has been mentioned. One gal and a drum machine. I checked out some other songs I didn't like as well as this one, but for 1:56 she really nails the ultra-minimalist vibe of Oh-OK.

I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Friday, 5 May 2017 17:44 (ten months ago) Permalink


I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Friday, 5 May 2017 17:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

I like Sneaks. Didn't realize they have a new one already.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

feeling like clearance (from chicago) should be here. does anybody like them?

sounds a lot like the embarrassment !

budo jeru, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 21:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

Embarrassment? First track I heard was "No Glance You Took" from their last album, and it was 100% Pavement. Basically a Pavement tribute band. "Owner/Operator" from the last single is an improvement, some nice jangly guitar work. It gives me hope for their next album.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 13 May 2017 15:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

i heard the 7" first and liked it.

then i checked out the album and found that it sounds very different and not nearly as good.

i don't like pavement and consequently don't listen to them very often. re-listening to "death travels west" rn and maybe the embarrassment isn't the best comparison? idk i just like that 7"

budo jeru, Saturday, 13 May 2017 23:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

crack open a room temperature Hansen's and get into these flat-style worms

del griffith, Saturday, 19 August 2017 03:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

That last one is nice. Bit of a ringer since it's from 2013, but I'd never heard of it, so it's new as far as I'm concerned.

o. nate, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 01:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

whole label was new to me!

and technically anything that's come out after 1983 or so is "new" post punk far as i'm concenred

dan selzer, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

In my year-end piece, there were a couple good punk and hardcore albums too, but it's mostly post-punk:

Punk, Post-Punk & Hardcore
Punk and its subgenres feel like a natural reaction to the current horrific political environment. Does music make a difference? Not always directly, but it’s a therapeutic escape valve, an important vehicle to express righteous leftist rage. Sure, there’s been a couple instances of right wing punk bands, but fuck them. Wet Lips are fresh out of the Melbourne queer punk scene. While they have every reason to be angry, their music expresses more proud defiance, such as the opening track “Shame,” refusing to feel shame. This can be even more powerful, especially in the context of a supportive, close-knit scene (they founded Wetfest for female and LGBTQIA+ performers, which completed its third year) to help people feel safe being themselves in an otherwise toxic, hateful world. Of course it helps that their raw, scruffy songs rock in a way that reminds me of Sleater-Kinney at their most ecstatic 20 years ago. Bassist Jenny McKechnie also fronts Cable Ties, which features a more rhythmic post-punk style. London’s H.Grimace is unpolished but talented. Another Australian newcomer is RVG. While I included them in the jangle pop list below, I made an exception to put them in two lists because I’m so damn excited about ’em. These women give me hope.
Protomartyr have been winning over fans and critics seemingly exponentially the past couple years. Their existential angst is balanced by pretty sophisticated, adult lyrics framed with dark, gnarly arrangements that sound like no one else. While Joe Casey’s vocals are not terribly melodic, his delivery is infinitely more interesting and involving than Sleaford Mods. Interestingly, only a few other bands are getting much attention, mainly Priests and Idles, with Algiers slowly getting a bit more due in year-end lists this past week. Clearly there’s many others deserving of a listen. | Spotify -

1. Algiers – The Underside Of Power (Matador)
2. RVG – A Quality Of Mercy (Our Golden Friend/Island)
3. Male Gaze – Miss Taken (Castle Face) | Buy
4. Wet Lips – Wet Lips (Hysterical)
5. H.Grimace – Self Architect (Opposite Number) | Buy
6. Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent (Domino)
7. Cable Ties – Cable Ties (Poison City)
8. B Boys – Dada (Captured Tracks)
9. Grave Pleasures – Motherblood (Century Media) | Buy
10. Drab Majesty – The Demonstration (Dais)
11. Orion – Orion (Cool Death/Paradise Daily)
12. INVSN – The Beautiful Stories (Dine Alone) | Buy
13. Rips – Rips (Faux Discx)
14. The World – First World Record (Upset the Rhythm)
15. Desperate Journalist – Grow Up (Fierce Panda)
16. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)
17. Bonnie Doon – Dooner Nooner (Bonnie Doon)
18. Nicole Sabouné – Miman (Century Media)
19. WALL – Untitled (Wharf Cat)
20. Peter Perrett – How The West Was Won (Domino)
21. Duds – Of A Nature Or Degree (Castle Face) | Buy
22. Century Palm – Meet You (Deranged)
23. Death Of Lovers – The Acrobat (Pias)
24. Snapped Ankles – Come Play The Trees (Leaf)
25. Savak – Cut-Ups (Ernest Jenning)
26. Omni – Multi-Task (Trouble In Mind)
27. Sneaks – It’s A Myth (Merge)
28. Taiwan Housing Project – Veblen Death Mask (Kill Rock Stars)
29. Feature – Banishing Ritual (Upset the Rhythm)
30. Downtown Boys – Cost Of Living (Sub Pop)
31. Pregnancy – Urgency (Lost And Lonesome/Emotional Response)
32. Document – The Void Repeats (Document)
33. The Cowboy – The Cowboy Album (Fashionable Idiots)
34. Makthaverskan – Ill (Run For Cover)
35. ISS – (Endless Pussyfooting) (State Laughter)
36. Flesh World – Into The Shroud (Dark Entries)
37. Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights (Rise Above) | Buy
38. Idles – Brutalism (Balley)
39. Code Orange – Forever (Roadrunner)
40. Converge – The Dusk In Us (Epitaph)

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 07:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Awkward semi-self promotion:

Maybe wise to start with this single.

Dan.S., Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Nice Swiss post punk

Michael Train, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:02 (three months ago) Permalink

And North Carolina:

Michael Train, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

And Germany, though this was 9/16

Michael Train, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

That Downtown Boys album is excellent. Produced by Guy Picciotto!

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

17. Bonnie Doon – Dooner Nooner (Bonnie Doon)

Ahhh I know them sorta! Cool band, cool album.

Simon H., Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink

A couple nice entries from the Bandcamp year-end list:

Agent Blå – Agent Blue (Luxury) - Swedish post-punk and dream pop, better than Makthaverskan, nearly as good as Desperate Journalist, just more shambolic production along the lines of Orion.

French Vanilla – French Vanilla (Danger Collective) - L.A. minimalist art punk with saxophones, plus a song about Carrie!

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 15 December 2017 17:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Spiritual Cramp – Mass Hysteria EP (React!)

gSp (girlSperm) – gSp EP (Thrilling Living)

The above two were recommended by King Woman and Mary Bell via Bandcamp. I had the Mary Bell album since Jan 3, and got burned out on it. However I'm enjoying it more again.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 17 December 2017 01:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Good call on French Vanilla!

the underground is pass-agg (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:45 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I remember when these folks had a fundraising campaign to start a print magazine. It never went anywhere, and didn't realize they had a list.

Post-Punk album of the year:

Drab Majesty - The Demonstration

The rest of the best:

Slowdive - Slowdive
Sally Dige - Holding On
The Horrors - V
Algiers - The Underside of Power
Desperate Journalist - Grow Up
Second Still - Second Still
Pawns - The Gallows
Egrets On Ergot - Surfeit of Gemütlich
Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel - I Can Spin A Rainbow
Boy Harsher - Country Girl EP

Honorable mentions:

Choir Boy - Sunday Light
Gary Numan - Savage (Songs From A Broken World)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Punishment of Luxury
Death Bells - Standing at the Edge of the World
Glaare - To Deaf a Day
Bootblacks - Fragments
Azar Swan - Savage Exile
Ride - Weather Diaries
Die Selektion - Deine Stimme Ist Der Ursprung Jeglicher Gewalt
Odonis Odonis - No Pop
Martial Canterel - Lost At Sea
The Iron Oak - Dune Messiah
Veil of Light - Front Teeth
Death of Lovers - The Acrobat
Sextile - Albeit Living
Multiple Man - New Metal

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:07 (one month ago) Permalink

My Favorite Post-Punk Albums of 2017

1 Idles - Brutalism (Balley)
2 Anwar Sada​t - Ersa​tz Livi​ng (Broken World Media)
3 WALL - Untitled (Wharf Cat)
4 Grave Pleasures - Motherblood (Century Media)
5 Wire - Silver/Lead (Pinkflag)
6 Drab Majesty - The Demonstration (Dais)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Haha awesome!

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 3 March 2018 08:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Shopping ‘s Edwin Collins produced album is ok in a Au Pairs kinda way. They’re doing some US gigs with French Vanilla

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, Shopping was my first pp purchase of the year. It's good but they haven't evolved quite as much as I'd expect. My list so far:

Shopping - The Official Body (FatCat) | Bandcamp
Frigs - Basic Behaviour (Arts & Crafts) | Bandcamp
Shame - Songs Of Praise (Dead Oceans) | Bandcamp
Neon Lights - A Slice Of Life (ACNL) | Bandcamp
Monochrome Set - Maisieworld (Tapete) | Buy
Dreamweapon - SOL (Fuzz Club) | Bandcamp
Mamuthones - Fear On The Corner (Rocket) | Bandcamp
Ought - Room Inside The World (Merge) | Bandcamp
The Men - Drift (Sacred Bones) | Bandcamp

I'm excited to see that the three For Against albums from the 90s will be reissued in a PledgeMusic campaign with extra goodies. I don't think they gave a release date yet.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 14:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It just gave a date when I did my pledge/pre-order, August 1. Though they said we'd receive music (CDs and dl in my case) "well before" the release date.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 14:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Whoa- I didn't know there was a new Ought out.

o. nate, Saturday, 10 March 2018 02:56 (one week ago) Permalink

you you you you ought to know

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 10 March 2018 03:40 (one week ago) Permalink

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