12/29/17

HDD Radio #75: Jazz, World Music, Post-Punk, EDM, Noise, and More


Oh the weather outside is frightful and fire is so...errrrreeeatchhhh fuck that noise. Here's a new episode of HotDogDayz Radio that you're sure to love more than any Christmas gift. And yo, if you have some gift money burning a hole in your pocket, head over the hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com and pick yourself up something real nice. Ring in the new year with a new zine, shirt, or mixtape. You deserve it.



Tracklist:
Miles Davis – Yellow
The Seven Ages of Man – The Age of Conception
Fairport Convention – Matty Groves
King Ayisoba – Sooba
Kalbata Mixmonster – Congo Beat the Drum (feat Major Mackerel)
Sully – Encona
Mak & Pasteman – Automatik
Strange U – Shots
Mammal – Repulsion
Gnod – Real Man
Bosta – Larcia Anal
AxDxBx – Algumas Mulberes Tom Giromba
GxFxCx – Metallik
Rezeegtnuk – Unknown (medley)
Pescado – Chanquete is Dead
Pescado – Pescado Nordico
Breathilizer – Life of Terror

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12/20/17

Best Punk & Hardcore of 2017


Pic stolen from Bandcamp
Alright, we know how this goes. These aren't necessarily all of the best punk and hardcore records of 2017, rather some of the best punk and hardcore records that came out in 2017. It's all stuff that was either sent to me for free (which I am continually grateful for) or that I purchased myself. I mean, it's not like I didn't put any work into compiling this. It's not just a master list of everything I listened to this year. I definitely did not include stuff that sucked, like the Career Suicide record, or stuff that I didn't get a chance to listen to, like the newest HIRS record.

This runs alphabetical by band name because it's easy to sort in an Excel spreadsheet, and also because rankings are bullshit. If you really want to know what I think was the absolute best, I'd say it's a tie between Haram, Limp Wrist, and Barcelona, with Daudyflin, Anxiety, and Una Bestia Incontrolable tied for second.

As far as labels go, La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk ran away with it yet again, but Static Shock, and Toxic State are worthy contenders. I guess Beach Impediment is worth a mention too.

Seven to 10 songs on a 12" that plays at 45 RPM is still the best format. I never need to see another 7" that costs over five dollars ever again. Just put that shit on a tape already. Props to those that put out nice looking product even though it's not necessary.

This is still work in progress, as I'll come back and add more words from time to time, so check back if words are a thing you care about. If I missed something, hit me up. I welcome the discourse. You can leave a comment if you want, but comments are like, so 2006. Take it to Twitter homie.

-Nathan G. O'Brien


Anarquia Vertical - Sistem Total De Liberacion (La Vida)
Barcelona, Spain
Raw hardcore indebted to the '80s Spanish and Italian style. B-side contains a darkened electronic remix of all the tracks on the A-side.


Anxiety - Wild Life 7" (La Vida)
Glasgow, Scotland
Dystopian, abstract, industrialized anarcho hardcore.


Barcelona -  Un Ulitmo Ultrasonido Nacio Y Murio En Barcelona LP (La Vida)
Barcleona, Spain
Extreme Nihilism.

Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers - The Furious Era: 1979-1987 2xLP (Area Pirata)
Pisa, Italy
First official reissue of classic long out-of-print (sans bootlegs) material. Killer punk shit that bounces from psychadelic to straight forward and back again.


Clear Focus - Demo cassette / Self-Inflicting Damage cassette (Self-Released)
Buffalo, NY
SXE hardcore. You probably think you know what this sounds like but you'd only be partially correct. Actually, no, you're probably right.


Concealed Blade - Self-Titled LP (Beach Impediment)
Pittsburgh, PA
I wonder if any of these guys have ever been in a knife fight? I mean, I haven't but I'm not in a band called Concealed Blade.

Daudyflin - Ofbeldi LP (Irong Lung)
Iceland
Thankfully I never got into meth. I did it a few times just to like, have the experience or whatever, but it was pretty dumb and I'll definitely never do it again.

Dream Probe - Demo I cassette / Demo II cassette (Prescience Tapes)
Champagne, IL
My kid was tearing around the house the other day and his nose was running so bad that it was pouring into his mouth. All of a sudden he coughed really hard and puked up a bunch of snot. It was super gross.

Eel - Night Parade of 100 Demons LP (Beach Impediment)
Pittsburgh, PA
"Noise not music" is funny thing that people say because they think it makes them seem cool.

Fence Cutter - Demo cassette (Psychotic Break)
Perth Amboy, NJ
There's never been a better album cover nor will there ever be again.

Facial - Facade LP (Chain Letter)
Los Angeles, CA
Once upon a time there was a thing called the 1990s. It was pretty cool.

Fried Egg - Back and Forth 7" (Beach Impediment)
Richmond, VA
I had one of those “naked egg tacos” from Taco Bell, where they employ innovative techniques like using a fried egg as taco shell. Just kidding, that’s a total lie. I haven’t had anything from Taco Bell since what is commonly referred to by those in attendance as “The Black Tar Incident” back in ‘04.

Full Contact - Demo cassette (Self-Released)
Oakland, CA


FYPM - Dumbed Down LP (Tankcrimes)
Cleveland, OH


Glue - Self-Titled LP (La Vida)
Austin, TX

Gutter Knife -Demo cassette (Self-Released)
Brighton, UK

Haram - When You Have Won, You Have Lost LP (Toxic State)
New York, NY

HVAC - Mentality cassette (Self-Released)
New York, NY
When my kid was a baby I never would have said what I'm about to say. In fact, I'd pray for the exact opposite, yet here I am saying it now: Please don't stop screaming. Please don't ever stop screaming.

Impalers - Cellar Dweller LP (Static Shock)
Austin, TX

Institute - Insubordination LP (Sacred Bones)
Austin, TX

Katastrof - Self-Titled 7" (Beach Impediment)
Sweden
Drop the needle on this one and let the blaze burn through your cranium like a Dinobots clear cutter parting a forest of sequoias for Kang the Conqueror to come eat your babies.

Krimewatch - Self-Titled 7" (Static Shock)
New York, NY
Spelling things wrong is fun. Using a K for a C, clever. I mean, I use a Z for an S, so who am I to complain?

Life's Blood - Hardcore A.D. 1988 LP (Prank)
New York, NY
Legendary short-lived band. Collects 27 songs from their Defiance EP, demo tape, compilation tracks, splits, WFMU and WNYU recordings, and live tracks.

Limp Wrist - Facades LP (La Vida)
Chicago, IL
Don't be surprised if every band next year sounds like side B of this record.

Long Knife - Sewers of Babylon 7" (Beach Impediment)
Portland, OR
Not much new here in terms of growth, but they’ve gotten a little creative. I mean, inasmuch as adding organ to a song can be considered creative. I normally would turn my nose up at this sort of thing, but it’s not as disruptive to the overall sound as it often is when bands think they’re being cool.

Milk Music - Mystic 100s LP (Dom Amercia)
Olympia, WA
Fuzzed-out vibes that work well alongside the morning cup of coffee, the sunny bike ride to work, the happy hour beers, the party in the park, and the bike ride back home down darkened streets. Or ya'know, whatever you do with your day.

Mutual Jerk - Self-Titled 7" (State Laughter)
Atlanta, GA
Do you know how much a plane ticket to Atlanta from Minneapolis is in March? Too much. That's how much.


Nosebleed - Self-Titled 7" (Grave Mistake)
Richmond, VA

Pinkgrip - Demo cassette (Far So Far)
London, UK

Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now LP (Sub Pop)
Allentown, PA
Take it from me, it's weird being a narcissist that also hates himself. Being a Pissed Jeans fan has both helped and made it worse. Thanks for everything/nothing, assholes.

Priests - Nothing Feels Natural LP (Sister Polygon)
Washington, D.C.
Priests somehow manage to offer an escape from this messed-up world by making the listener revel in it. That's called punk, I think.

Pure Mania - Cerebros Punk LP (Sabotage)
Vancouver / Mexico City
Punk walked through miles of broken glass and vomit to get to post-punk.


Rabid Minds - Demo cassette (Layin' Waste)
NYC/Bay Area
At some point demo tapes just became the way a hardcore record should sound. I'm not sure but I might be the one that made this rule up. Rules usually suck, but in this case it's hard to argue the opposite.


Rakta - Oculto Pelos Seres 7" (La Vida)
Brazil
Saw them at What We Like Fest and it was like... I don't know, an experience.

Rash / C.H.E.W. - Split 7" (Slugsalt)
Chicago, IL

Rata Negra - Oido Absoluto LP (La Vida)
Madrid, Spain
If you had told me this was some recently excavated ‘80s gem getting the reissue treatment I’d have no reason not to believe you. It's not though.

Rixe - Bapteme Du Feu 7" (La Vida)
France
“Paris-Est” is a standout track. It starts off with a killer marching-style drum beat, which leads way to a spiking onslaught of hoarse precision. And the sprinkle on top is the cool echo effect on the vocals at the end of the chorus. Whether Rixe have some tricks up the sleeves of their pressed Ben Shermans, remains to be seen. But there’s a strong hint they do.

S.H.I.T. - i7" (La Vida)
Toronto
The aura of leather jacket-clad arrogance that I’ve always appreciated is still intact, but they’ve evolved a bit.Musicality-wise, it’s still that buzzing, noisy crux that we go gaga for but with a little wiggle room for each player to flex their chops.

Sarcasm - Malarial Bog 7" (Static Shock)
London, UK
Angular post punk led by skeletal guitars and a locked in rhythm section.

Sievehead - Worthless Soul LP (Static Shock)
London, UK

Slurm - Self-Titled (Self-Released)
GA, Spain

Straightjacket Nation - Self-Titled LP (La Vida)
Australia
Intimidating and foul, ridden with feedback, lurching and slamming, screeching and boiling over.

Una Bestia Incontrolable - Metaforfosi LP (La Vida)
Barcelona, Spain

Upside - Nati Per Soffrire 7" (No Good)
Italy
Reissue from 1983. Tuff, dark, and tossed with a touch of Oi! and post-punk.

12/14/17

HDD Radio #74: New Zine, '90s Punk, New Hip-Hop, and More


We just released issue no.17 of Soda Killers Magazine. It's fresh. Go to hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com to get yourself a copy.




Tracklist:
No Age – Impossible Bouquet
L7 – Nonexistent Patricia
Trash Talk – Birth Plague Die
Can – Doko E, part 1
Irreversible Entanglements – Enough
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia – Deep in the Casket
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent – Damn
DJ Format & Abdominal – Dirt
Insight & Damu – You Couldn’t See Me
Foul Mouth Jerk & Gus Cutty – Fuck That Noise
Starvin B – Who Am I
Sean Price – Negus (feat MF Doom & Ike Eyez)
Sean Price – Rap Professor
My Bloody Valentine – Touched
My Bloody Valentine – Loomer
Nine Inch Nails – Eraser
No Use For A Name – It Won’t Happen Again
Pennywise – Kodiak
The Offspring – Demons

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12/13/17

Soda Killers Magazine #17 OUT NOW~!



Featuring Chicago duo Bad Mechanics, dungeon synth artist Erang, pro-wrestling photographer Wayne McCarty, '93 'Til Infinity: a survey '90s pop culture, WrestleMania III, comic books, NBA basketball cards, record stores of yesteryear, action and horror films, punk & hardcore 7''s, rap and metal cassette tapes, noise CD-Rs, non-fiction, poetry, and more.

With contributions from Luke Sick, Brando Hargen, Robert Newsome, Sal Petersen, and Nathan G. O'Brien.

40 pages, half-size, cut 'n' paste, photocopied in black & white w/some color. 

FIRST 20 COPIES ARE FULL-COLOR.


11/27/17

HDD Radio #73: Nathan's Back, Noise CD-Rs, Punk, Hardcore, Post-Punk, and More


Hey Y'all! I'm back.

Check it out, I spin some noise, punk, hardcore, post-punk, EDM, and more. I also brag a little about some things that I'm either good at or mostly good at. Then I thank some people.

-Nathan

 

Tracklist:
The Corn/Monkey Genetic Splice – Frog
The End it Biteth Like an Adder – Lottery Ticket
Clell Miller’s Corpse – No Witnesses
Evil Hippee – Wizardrum Circles
Young Slaya – Funky Fresh Dope
Fried Egg – Side by Side
Daudyflin – Turblettir
Rakta – Rodeados Pela Beleza
Upside – Nati Per Soffrire
Os Replicantes – Surfista Calhorda
Non Band – Duncan Dancing
Cabaret Voltaire – Walls of Kyoto (live)
Juares – Hindernis Und Folge
Keita Sano – Leave the Floor
DMarc Cantu – No Control
Evil Hippee – Satanic Dub

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11/10/17

HDD Radio #72: Luke Sick's "Reinvent the Word Explode" Mix

What'up headz?!

Guest selector Luke Sick takes command of the HDD Enterprise this time around, spinning a selection of rare NYC hip-hop tracks. Luke is the emcee in rap groups Sacred Hoop, Grand Invincible, and Grand Killa Con. In addition he runs the small-batch record and tape label Megakut Records, and publishes the inimitable Bay Area rap zine Let's Side. He's @megakutrecords on Instagram.

Behold Luke Sick's HDD Radio exclusive mix: Reinvent the World Explode... 

 

Tracklist:
Brand Nubian – Live Stage Banter
Nas - Mobb Deep Freestyle
G-Dane – Coolest of the Cool
Beatnuts – Sandwiches (Original Version)
Roc Marciano – The Prophecy
Grand Puba – Lickshot
Footprints – Pelan
Foul Godz – New Life
Lord Ishawn & the Bronx Outlaws – The Kid's Got It Goin’ On
Reef Hustle – You'll See
Karim Jamal – Pelon Rising
Style Skillz – Fake Cats
Crime Lords – Tons of Paper
Crime Lords – Criminal Thoughts
Norfside Heroes – Hang Wit Us
Widow Prizum – Danger
Brain Dead – A Soldier's Story

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10/27/17

HDD Radio #71: Guest Host Nathan Paoletta, Chicago Stuff, Spooky Stuff, and More


Happy Halloween you costumed creeps!

Nathan Paoletta is our guest host for this extra spooky edition of HotDogDayz Radio. Nathan lives in Chicago, where he designs cool, unique tabletop role-playing games. He's also the co-host of Two Hundred A Day, a podcast dedicated entirely to the The Rockford Files. It's great. Check out NDP Design at ndpdesign.com. You can listen to Two Hundred A Day on iTunes and wherever else podcasts are available. He's @ndpaoletta on Twitter.

Nathan spins eclectic sets of hip-hop, industrial, goth, and more; most tainted with creepy crawly Autumn eeriness. Check it out!
-NO'B

 

Tracklist:
Nnamdi Ogbannaya – iVyTRA
Jean Deaux – Birthday Suit, part. 2
Mick Jenkins – Healer (feat Jean Deaux)
Noname – Casket Pretty
Fisherspooner – Emerge
Ego Likness – Burn Witch Burn
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Kooler Than Jesus
Jenny Hval – Female Vampire
Dawnbringer – One-Eyed Sister
Rosy Finch – Hyde Formula
The Mountain Goats – Werewolf Gimmick
Bauhaus – Rose Garden Funeral of Sores
The Decemberists – Shankill Butchers
Freestyle Fellowship – When the Sun Took a Day Off and the Moon Stood Still

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10/13/17

HDD Radio #70: Guest Host Jim Gies, Japanese Punk, Chicago Punk, and More


What's up freaks?!?!

Is it already time for another episode of the best radio show on the internet? Yes, yes it is.

This time we turn things over to Jim Gies. Jim lives in Chicago, where he plays in bands Boilerman and Rash (among others), writes for Bandcamp Daily, and runs the label and distro Hip Kid Records. He's @jim_gies on Twitter. Hip Kid Records can be found at http://hipkidrecords.blogspot.com/

Jim has just returned from Japan, and he brought along some records the he picked up on his trip. In addition he spins some records from his homeland, and an assortment of odds 'n' ends. Check it out!
-Nathan

 

Tracklist: 
Teengenerate - Right Now
Nightmare - Sense of Worth
The Stalin - カタログ (GO GO LP, 2nd Song, Side A)
Ging Nang Boyz - あいどんわなだい (2009 12" EP, Side A)
Sawpit - Standards
Thin Lizzy - Hollywood (Down On Your Luck)
C.H.E.W. - Still Stuck
Bhopal Stiffs - One Track Head
Jesus Lizard - Mouthbreather
The Bug - Oh, Brother!
Intifada - FLA
Articles of Faith - Buy This War
The Arrivals - Frontline
Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man
Post Teens - Got a Problem
Nurse - The Anchor
Merkit - Paycheck Mercenary
Kriegshog - Love Blood
Paintbox - Cry of the Sheeps
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain

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10/6/17

Open Call: Zine Writers


Hey Friends!
Extra big thanks to everyone that helped out with issue no.16 of Soda Killers. It can be attained through the link below. Please spread the word by mouth, on social media, or whatever.

http://hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com/product/soda-killers-10

And as one chapter closes a new one opens: The call for submissions for issue no.17 is now open!

I'm looking for people to share their stories/reviews/musings about punk, rap, graffiti, music, art, metal, youth, hardcore, wrestling, hoops, film, comics, crime, general mischief, etc. If you've been keeping up with recent issues, you know we've really broadened our horizons and trying to fit all that into the previous four sentences would be doing it an injustice. Basically, I'm open to most types of ideas.

Here are the descriptions of some older issues to give you an idea:

Issue no.15
Issue no.14
Issue no.13
Issue no.12
Issue no.11

All contributors will receive modest compensation and a handful of copies. If you have an idea or know of anyone I should reach out to, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email me: thee.n.o.b(at)gmail(dot)com. Soft deadline is 12/01/17.

Thanks,
Nathan

9/26/17

HDD Radio #69: Guest Host My Little Brother, All-Seattle Summer Wrapup


What's up Jabronis?!?!

Finally HotDogDayz Radio has come BACK... to Seattle... or something.  The show continues on without me, as I'm still knee deep in real life and will likely be for a while yet. So I called upon my little brother to help out for this episode. With summer coming to it's official end, RO'B takes to the airwaves to spin some sets inspired by the various block parties he attended in Seattle over the past few months.

 It's a fun show. Check it out!
-Nathan



Tracklist: 
Don't Talk to the Cops - Murderburger (feat OC Notes & Rachel Ratner)
Tha Fabulous Downey Brothers – The Bottom
Tha Fabulous Downey Brothers – My Career (Live)
Mudhoney – Touch Me I'm Sick (remastered)
DoNormaal – Adja (prod Brakebill)
Dude York – Paralyzed
La Luz – Call Me in the Day
La Luz – Dump Face
YourYoungBody – Scabbed Over
So Pitted – Get Out of My Room
So Pitted – Chop Down That Tree
Sturgill Simpson - In Bloom

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9/18/17

Soda Killers Magazine #16 OUT NOW~!



Featuring the seedy underbelly of multi-plex movie theaters, the mental compromise of selling out, '90s emo reclamation, White Wolf Games and the World of Darkness, Paul Baloff's reincarnation as an alcoholic gym teacher, ghetto livin', rap and metal cassette tapes, noise CD-Rs, collage, psychedelic art, and more.

With contributions from Sal Petersen, Rory Creedon-Carey, Carl Alessi, Brando Hargen, Muscle Palace Eric, SJC, Michael Francis, Food Fortunata, and Nathan G. O'Brien.

40 pages, half-size, cut 'n' paste, photocopied in black & white w/some color.

9/15/17

HDD Radio #68: Guest Host Brando Hargen, Powerviolence, Hip-Hop, Metal, Oddities, and More


What's up creeps?!

Yo, so I'm like, sooo busy right now that I desperately needed some people to take over the show for a bit. I'll be back eventually, but for the next few episodes we'll have some guest sound selectas steering the ship. There's some very cool shit lined up, trust me. And with that...

Brando Hargen steps in with some unique sets of far-out sounds that will both pique and torture your eardrums - fastcore, grind, powerviolence, metal, hip-hop, electro, and, ah, other stuff.

Brando is a Pacific Northwest-dwelling anti-socialite by way of Long Beach, CA. He specializes in loud noises and humor pertaining to sweaty muscle men. Send your hot dog-related questions to him on Twitter @xenodistortion.
-Nathan



Tracklist:
7,000 Dying Rats – Altar of Goat Skulls
Society of Friends – Damage III
R.A.M.B.O. – Jobstoppers
No Le$$ – Ruff and Tumble
The Koreatown Oddity – Transmission Blast (feat J-Swift & DJ Yugi)
Kompound – Flies
Paradise – Clepto (feat BigBear)
Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans – Tsugaru Jongara Bushi (Shin Bushi)
The Seatbelts – Time To Know ~ Be Waltz
Jaga Jazzist – Animal Chin
Estradasphere – Smuggled Mutation
Keelhaul – Everything's a Napkin
Cocksure – Razor Invader
Plack Blague – Boyz Club
Miss Violetta Beauregarde – Sesso Illustrato Per Silvestrin
Lycanthrophy – The Morning After
Failed Species – Questions
Intensive Care – Scopophilia
XXXSECRET BONUS SONGXXX

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