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Paprika: S/T cassette

Paprika: S/T cassette


Tags: · 20s · hcpmf · new orleans · noise punk · noisy
Regular price
$9.00
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$9.00

Driving, violence infused noise punk coming out of the beautiful grime of New Orleans with sweaty, angry songs about colonization, greed, excess, exploitation and the “Insane Machine” that is America’s political system. Pure punk music. This demo fucking rules, okay?

200 pro-printed lime green cassettes housed in a simple J-card sleeve inside a clear Norelco box. Recorded by Eddie Nostrils at Cyber Warfare Division. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. Art by Trash Can.


Our take: Funny story, I actually offered to put out this tape, but Iron Lung beat me to the punch. No hard feelings… if I had the choice between Iron Lung and Sorry State, I’d choose them too! I thought I’d share that factoid to emphasize the point that New Orleans’ Paprika bears both the Iron Lung and Sorry State seals of approval. Paprika plays a style of dense, dark hardcore with inventive, complex riffing, vocals drenched in delay, and a mid-range-y guitar sound you can feel in your teeth. Like Public Acid or Drugcharge, Paprika takes bouncy, pit-provoking hardcore and fuses it with darker undertones that seem like they’re borrowed from black metal or underground death metal, though it’s difficult to point to specific musical similarities to those genres. With six songs in about as many minutes, this tape leaves me wanting more. I hope we get it too, because if Paprika is already this fully formed at their starting point, their next steps will definitely be worth paying attention to.