Author Archives: Ethan Duran

AUDIO: GORILLA KNIFEFIGHT – “AN ODE TO THE GORILLA // AN ODE TO THE KNIFE”

Duck Earnhardt, also known as Matt Glassel, released a two-track cassette this month dripping with ransom note, stenciled DIY aesthetic and amp-busting riffs pulled from the American hardcore wave of the early ‘80’s. A single maxed-out guitar blares an air raid siren noise over a simple drum machine track while Glassel belts out lyrics about awaking something primal in yourself.

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AUDIO: Brave You – “Lifer”

“Lifer” by Brave You is full of powerful punk-infused rockers with vocalist Mary Sibilski and guitarist Alex Meylink trading verses about parties, memories, regret, youth and facing adulthood. Influences from bands like The Lawrence Arms and Dillinger Four bleed through as most songs are energetic, melodic and often introspective. “Dream On” is a song about holding onto youthful memories with

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