TOO BROKE FOR BANDCAMP is a new column I’m doing where I compile some noteworthy releases on bandcamp that are either FREE (name your price), or VERY VERY CHEAP (nothing over a buck or two). It’s good praxis to pay something if you have it and want to support the artist. Artists labor is not free!☭ Sometimes we are simply too damn broke. That’s okay! In this case make sure to sign up for the mailing list when you download, and consider sharing on social media! It’s also beneficial for an artist to have their release pop up on your bandcamp download page for other people to discover. If the artist has other releases that are not free, maybe you’ll purchase those at some point as well.
M.A.Z.E. “TOUR TAPE” (Name Your Price)
Japanes band M.A.Z.E. have a new record on on Lumpy Records and it is exceptionally good. This song reminds me a bit of SUBURABN LAWNS and the tape covers ground from weird garage punk to post punk. Great femme vox. Highest recommendation.
DICKSÜCKER “GAY GUERILLA TERRORISM UNIT” (Name Your Price)
Balls to the wall queer-as-in-fuck-you gay grind power violence, complete with a LIMP WRIST cover.
PRIMTIVE HEARTS “BELIEVE ME” (Name Your Price)
Maltshop-core sweet garage pop from the Bay. This is available on FDH Records 20 song sampler also featuring DIGITAL LEATHER, TERROR VISIONS, & DESTRUCTION UNIT.
RUBBER ROOM “CHEMICAL IMBALANCE” (Name Your Price)
SCREAMERS-ISH wavey future punk from down under. Really good and has a great video too.
COLLATE “MATERIAL INSPECTION” (Name Your Price)
COLLATE are one of the best bands going right now in Portland. I’ve sang their praises before, but now you can download their demo tape, name your own price! They know their way around those repetitive & non-obvious grooves with guitar angularity, off-kilter melodies and rhythms, and shouty bits interspersed with dry, talk-sung deadpan. It’s also downright catchy. I also filmed a vid of them at Speck’s Records in Portland that i’ll post here too!
ISS “ARM CHAIR ARYAN” (Name Your Price)
ISS sample old punk, new wave, and hip hop records and make some truly mean and original sounding sample heavy punk. Downlaod the S/T EP and the full length, Endless Pussyfooting, you won’t regret it.