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NEEDS release music video for “Everybody Makes Me Steaks”

Vancouver hardcore act NEEDS have released a video for their new song “Everybody Makes Me Steaks,” which comes from the bands’ upcoming sophomore album Limitations, that is set to be released on June 22nd via File Under: Music.

You can check out the video below.

NEEDS last released their self-titled debut on May 12, 2015, also via File Under: Music.



Music Video: NEEDS – “Walk, Cycle, Or Take Transit Like Jehu”

Vancouver’s hardcore act NEEDS have released a video for their song “Walk, Cycle, Or Take Transit Like Jehu.”

Check it out here.

The song comes from the bands’ self-titled debut, which was released on May 12, 2015 via File Under: Music.



Album Review: NEEDS – “NEEDS”

Is it possible to grow out of punk? I know plenty of people who were once active in the scene that are no longer in it for one reason or another, but did they really grow out of it? Or did their evolving musical tastes just bring them to new things? Whether they intend to or not, Canadian hardcore punk act NEEDS sets forth and answers this question with their self-titled debut record. The answer? No, you don’t grow out of punk. It may grow up with you, sounding completely different than what it originally was when you first heard it in your room as a kid, but if it was ever really a part of you, you’ll never be rid of it.

NEEDS brings this up in the song “We Forgot the Records to Our Record Release Show,” as lead singer Sean Orr screams out, “What am I doing?” before answering himself in a somewhat silly voice that’s found throughout the whole album, “No seriously, what am I doing?” The song continues, “I’m 36 years old! 37 in a couple of months. In a hardcore band! Although it’s probably more like punk.” The bands self-reflecting humor is found throughout the album, but is especially present here. And while the question of staying punk as you grow up is explored in the lyrics, the real answer is in the music: because it kicks ass.

The band combines 80s style hardcore with noise rock and post-hardcore elements to create something truly refreshing. You don’t know what you’re getting with each song, and by the end of it, you’ll probably be left wondering just what that was you heard. Opening track “Rescue Don” gets into a nice groove with its bouncing bass line and post-punk style guitar before the band blows it’s top and goes all out. “The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo” alternates between psychedelic sections and dissonant whirlwinds of fury that is reminiscent of Reagan Youth’s “It’s A Beautiful Day.” I even heard a little grunge influence in “Walk, Cycle or Take Transit Like Jehu.” This band also likes long and funny song titles, if you couldn’t tell.

NEEDS is filled with well-crafted songs that aren’t afraid to push the envelope in terms of how much the band can pack in sound-wise. Yet, while every song is a new adventure, by the end it still manages to feel a little repetitive. The last 2 or 3 songs never really stuck out to me because I feel like I had already heard everything the album had to offer by then.

NEEDS have come out strong with their debut effort. They’re not afraid to mix up their influences in a way that showcases their talent as musicians and songwriters, and the songs are still teeming with the youthful rage that makes any good punk band great. So instead of growing out of punk, they are growing up with it, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still keep one foot in punk rock neverland.

4/5 Stars



Full Album Stream: NEEDS – ‘NEEDS’

Vancouver’s hardcore act NEEDS are streaming their debut album. You can check it out below. NEEDS will release NEEDS on May 12, 2015 via File Under: Music. Pre-orders are available here.



Music Video: NEEDS – “We Forgot the Records to Our Record Release Show”

Vancouver’s hardcore punks NEEDS have released a music video for their single “We Forgot the Records to Our Record Release Show,” which comes off of the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album. You can check out the video below.

NEEDS will release NEEDS on May 12, 2015 via File Under: Music. Pre-orders are now available with the first 100 copies on limited edition black and white mixed vinyl.



New Music: NEEDS (hardcore-punk) – “Rescue Don”

Vancouver’s hardcore punks NEEDS are sharing their “slow burning” new single “Rescue Don,” the third from the band’s upcoming self-titled full length debut, “Needs”. Due out on May 12th via File Under: Music, pre-orders are now available with the first 100 copies on limited edition black and white mixed vinyl.

Give “Rescue Don” a listen right here.



NEEDS (hardcore-punk) stream new song “The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo” off upcoming album

Vancouver’s hardcore punks NEEDS are sharing their furiously woozy new single “The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo,” the second from the band’s upcoming self-titled full length debut, “Needs”. Due out on May 12th via File Under: Music, pre-orders are now available with the first 100 copies on limited edition black and white mixed vinyl.

Give “The Only Good Condo Is A Dead Condo” a listen below while you check out the band’s upcoming tour dates.



Introducing new hardcore punk act NEEDS

Vancouver’s hardcore punks NEEDS are in their mid-30’s and still playing in hardcore bands, which is something they question of themselves in their new song “We Forgot The Records To Our Record Release Show.”  But this doesn’t mean they’re not giving it their all when writing and playing these songs.  If you don’t believe me, give a listen below. If you like your hardcore with a good dose of self-aware humor and a little melody, you’ll be glad you did.

NEEDS will be releasing their debut self-titled full length via File Under: Music on May 12th.  You can see the album art and track listing below.