Riña: Demo 7"

Riña: Demo 7"


Tags: · 10s · mexico · punk · recommended · reduced
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Riña from Mexico City play that brand of punk you can only make when you live in a third world country surrounded by people who expect you to shut up and continue living a meaningless life. This record is a celebration of the anger and hate small people feel. The same people that make things happen but are neglected and forgotten.
These three chavas and one güey managed to make a record with all the characteristics that define Latinamerican hardcore punk; honesty and that unique sound where urgency and heart are above the lack of resources and any technical shit.


Our take: Debut 7” from this Mexico City band on the great Cintas Pepe label. I’m not sure how Riña relates to the numerous other bands that have come out of this region in the past several years, but I do know that this might eclipse the Tercer Mundo LP as my favorite Mexican punk record of the past several years. While a lot of the recent bands from this area sound like they’re becoming a bit more ambitious and trying to infuse a goth-punk atmosphere into the sound, Riña are pure hardcore. It’s simple, raw, and in your face in a way that records rarely sound like nowadays. The only modern record I can think that comes close to this level of primitive ferocity is the first Otan EP; if you want a similarly accurate comparison you need to go further back to bands like Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers or the Neos. An absolute scorcher. I can’t recommend this one highly enough.