50THIRDAND3RD Staff Picks – Girlsville Top 10 SINGLES OF 2017


THE BUZZARDS “You Got Me Down” 7″ (Jett Plastic / Ziti)
Detroit garage legends. Massively underrated back in the y2k Detroit garage explosion.

Olympia, WA band released this stunner that sounds like peak era Kill Rock Stars circa 1995.

RED CORDS “Gonna Find My Baby” b/w “Bad Moon Brain” 7″ (Nerve Centre Records)
Caveman stomp and elastic dumb punk rhythm and beat.

TRAMPOLINE TEAM “Drug Culture” b/w “I Don’t Play Games” (Pelican Pow Wow)
Killer snotty Rip Off Records-style punk.

ACRYLICS “Despair” 7″ (Iron Lung Records)
Weirdo Hardcore from Santa Rosa, CA

THE DARLING BUDS “Evergreen” EP (Odd Box Records)
The Buds return in fine form with their best record since Crawdaddy.

ANDY HUMAN & THE REPTOIDS “Kill The Comma” 7″ (Emotional Response)
Strong Buzzcocks-ish melodies and some nice X Ray Spex-ish sounding hot ‘n freaky sax!

THE PRIMITIVES “New Thrills” EP (Elefant Records)
The Primitives consistently deliver timeless pop melodies.

UV-TV “Go Away” EP (Emotional Response)
From the Emotional Response website: “Supercharged melodic-pop songs, played with the feverish ferocity of some of the best DIY hardcore of right now. UV-TV comfortably straddle many genres, C86, post-punk, shoegaze, with a pop sensibility that denies their youthful years, sounding like The Shop Assistants on steroids.” TAKE MY MONEY!

COLD MEAT “Pork Sword Fever” 7″ (Helta Skelta / Static Shock)
Vicious feminist punk sounds from down under. Good Throb meets Bratmobile.

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Courtney DelMar

Aside from writing about bands for 50THIRDAND3RD, CJDelMar runs the Girlsville Records imprint out of Portland, OR. Girlsville is home to bands like COACHWHIPS, HOOD RATS, TOWANDA, MR. AIRPLANE MAN, VIRVON VARVON, & THE PRISSTEENS. girlsville.bandcamp.com

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