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Small Band Round-Up (01/07/14)

Posted by - 08:33 AM on 01/07/14
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SBRUBaltimore based Alternative R&B group, Kenya release the second single, "Revolution" off their debut album which is slated for a 2/4/ 2014 release.

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Gamepad has put up a full stream of their new album.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... gpGEKGhT11Mwc

Genre: Nintendo pop punk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gamepadmusic

Free download: www.gamepadoficial.com
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Wisconsin hardcore punk band Puncher released its debut EP, "Send Em To The Cemetery," on New Year's Day 2014. The six song, 17-minute long EP is filled with fast tunes and yelling about racists, mall punks, drunken college girls and other disgusting people. RIYL: Hope Conspiracy, Refused, Modern Life Is War

Stream for free or download for three bucks at puncher.bandcamp.com
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Postcode guitarist Mikie Daugherty kicks off 2014 with the release of an EP in his Nanaki guise. Released once again by Small Bear Records, the five-track Afterlight EP contains music that was recorded in the autumn of 2013 whilst Postcode was regrouping with a new drummer, with a cover painted by brilliant Leeds-based artist Grace Turner.

Back in the early-to-mid part of the last decade Nanaki was an instrumental Post-Rock-type band based on the Isle of Man, at a time that such a thing was not really deemed socially acceptable in the local scene. Known for their intense performances and excessive volume, Nanaki only released one album in their lifetime, the exceedingly limited-edition Fashion Is The Enemy Of All Art, back in The Summer Of Rock, 2003. That record predated the existence of Nanaki as a full band, having been written and recorded by Mikie and, on some songs, bassist Emma Ryan before the addition of extra personnel to the line-up. This new EP was recorded in a similar manner, with all instrumentation being handled by Mikie, with no intention to return to live performance with other musicians. Perhaps less obviously Post-Rock than the live band had been, Afterlight also sees Nanaki explore new areas, including experimentation with tempo changes and, in Saint Alessa, a 'concept' piece of sorts (though that is irrelevant to the listener, it was simply a new method of writing).

There is also now a video for the track 'Regretfully, I Must Decline Your Invitation', filmed by esteemed visual philosopher and filmmaker Venison Lamprey which can be seen here - http://youtu.be/sjKXIJggZMw
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Feels Like Home are a punk-rock band from Massachusetts just released a new EP titled "Take On Anything" for FREE, and it can be streamed/downloaded from Bandcamp: http://feelslikehomemusic.bandcamp.com/

Send all submissions for the Small Band Round Up to christian.wagner@absolutepunk.net with "SBRU" in the subject header. Also, please include all relevant links, genres, and any bands you may sound like.

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