KILLER new punk and hardcore in today: Muff Divers, PMS 84, Una Bestia Incontrolable, Slimy Member, and Lux!

So, first of all, there's a TON of stuff in today, so you'll probably want to skim through the whole new arrivals section. However, if you're a highlight reel type of person there are five releases you really need to pay attention to... I know five is still a lot, but don't hold it against us that these all happened to arrive on the same day. 

First up we have my personal favorite of the bunch, the new LP from Muff Divers! Muff Divers is Joe Sussman (Nancy, Dangus Darkus) along with AJ (who played in Gas Rag, but also played drums for Cülo nearly every time I saw them) playing up-beat, poppy punk that's a lot like Joe's other bands but also a little different... maybe a little more glam? But also more blatantly Ramones-influenced? I don't know, but I do know this LP RULES:

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Next up we have the debut LP from Portland punks PMS 84! PMS 84 have been a perennial favorite around Sorry State ever since their first EP, so it's great to see they've carried on to the LP stage. This is some bruising UK82-influenced punk with a higher than average catchiness quotient:

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Then after that there's the new EP from Spain's Una Bestia Incontrolable! Whenever Paco at La Vida Es Un Mus releases one of these left-of-center hardcore records I'm always super stoked, and Una Bestia are one of the best bands playing this style.

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Also in the "long-awaited" category is the new LP from Texas's Slimy Member! Slimy Member manage somehow to be both gother and punker than you. Most modern goth-punk bands bore the crap out of me, but Slimy Member keep it nice and punk.

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Finishing things up is a demo from a new band you might not have heard of: Spain's Lux. I don't know much about Lux except for the fact that they feature Louis from Good Throb and Shitty Limits on drums. They have more of a raw, anarcho-influenced sound, but it retains a lot of the catchiness of Louis's other bands. He's one of my favorite musicians and I always pay attention his new projects, and this one maintains his consistently high level of quality. 

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Like I said, there's a lot more than this in today, including some really notable stuff, so check out the new arrivals!


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