Off the Clock – “Vic City Skins”
More killer colors gracing this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
OFF THE CLOCK formed in the spring of 2017, 4 friends wanting an excuse to play some rough and ready tunes inspired by the likes of 4-skins and Negative Approach and drink some beers in the basement. The initial line up consisted of current and ex members of No Heart and Bishops Green, as featured on this record, although the line up has had changes since the recording in early 2018. Their first vinyl release, courtesy of LSM VINYL and WURLEY BIRD RECORDS (first release from this label). Digital only demo was recorded and released in the fall of 2017. The record is a 1 time only, limited press of 250 with 8 songs on the A-side and screen printed B-side.
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A three-piece suit – SUNSQUABI has been catching the eyes and ears of music fans around the world with their ever-evolving sound in the studio and on the live stage. SUNSQUABI has gained national attention for their unique way of producing music. The band’s live show can be described as an ‘Electronic Hydro Funk Experience’ that is different every single time out. SUNSQUABI continues to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “Live-Electronic” band should be. The band unveiled their newest album ‘Instinct’ in January of 2019 with a insane silk screened D side! The 10 track LP finds the band at their highest peak as they have been dedicated to the metamorphosis of capturing elements in their live performances in the studio as improvisational jams have been fleshed out into full-blown songs and staples in their repertoire.
Philadelphia’s DEVIL MASTER stake their claim as one of the most venomous, twisted entities in the underground with their hellish debut, ‘Satan Spits on Children of Light’. The album, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk, rattles the very gates of hell with a vile dose of black metal-infused punk mayhem. Commanding the steel of VENOM, the fury of BATHORY’s earliest years, and the raw, uncompromising nature of the notorious GISM, ‘Satan Spits on Children of Light’s’ sees DEVIL MASTER emerge from the grave and reach new blasphemous heights. Give in to the Satanic panic and obey your DEVIL MASTER over at RELPASE RECORDS!
OSC4R CAPPS rented some microphones and recorded this EP in his basement when he was 16. He played everything, mixed and mastered it. Now he’s 17 and has a live band bringing teenage punk energy back to dingy clubs and VFW’s everywhere. STOLEN WHEELCHAIRS’ ‘Out of Steps’ 7” was recorded with high levels of caffeine and enthusiasm. Inspired by Minor Threat, The Unseen, The Descendents and The Casualties. It will make you feel 16 again.
BE FOREST, is comprised of Costanza Delle Rose, Erica Terenzi and Nicola Lampredi. Since their 2011 debut ‘Cold’, BE FOREST has established an influential and organic style trying to transcend all more temporary wave trends like chill, dark, retro, synth, and vapor. Now at their third release ‘Knocturne’, BE FOREST responds to the sentiments of today’s times of tyranny, sadness, and confusions with an evocative album that retreats toward imaginative universes of midnight feels. Find out more at WE WERE NEVER BORING!
Formed in 2016 – SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY, based out of Southern California, is a metalcore band that wears its influences on its sleeves while simultaneously challenging the grain of current hardcore. In implementing things such as sass vocals, dissonant dance melodies, and visceral breakdowns, SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY is able to pay homage to the greater era of MySpace and scene music while also being able to bring something new to the table at the same time. Available only on PURE NOISE RECORDS, the album is a collection of the band’s previously existing material along with two new songs “911 Call: “Help I’ve Overdosed On Philosophy!” and “Self Help Specialist Ends Own Life”.
See y’all next week!