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Music Video: Galactic Cannibal – “Hate Everything More”

Galactic Cannibal, a side project of Direct Hit’s Nick Woods, have premiered a music video for their song “Hate Everything More” and you can check it out here.

The song appears on the band’s debut full length album “We’re Fucked” which was released June 4th on Underground Communique, Lost Cat Records, Encapsulated Records and He Who Corrupts Inc..



Break Anchor announce US tour dates

Detroit punk act Break Anchor (featuring Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines, and Hellmouth) has announced a two week run of US tour dates kicking off April 4th in Denver, Colorado and ending in Chicago.  You can check out the dates and locations below.

Their last release was a split 7-inch with Philly post-punk act Holiday Bodybag, which came out on May 4th via Universal Warning Records.



Album Review: Galactic Cannibal- “We’re Fucked”

As a huge fan of Direct Hit!, I naturally found myself wanting to check out Galactic Cannibal. Nick Woods plays the vocalist role in both bands, and accordingly there are similarities. Both feature catchy pop punk with gravelly vocals, but where Direct Hit! is more playful, Galactic Cannibal is more intense, forging its own identity with its furious tone.

On We’re Fucked, Woods vocals are harsher, closely resembling a hardcore bark. This shouldn’t be surprising for most fans, as Direct Hit! have already proven quite adept at hardcore on their split EP with Hold Tight. Galactic Cannibal is more of a melding of the two styles though. Other bands have tried to mix hardcore with pop punk, but often times the result is something akin to All Time Low name checking hardcore with shoehorned breakdowns, rather than embodying the genre’s essence. Galactic Cannibal bridge the gap with astonishing fluidity. Pop punk and hardcore were both present at the beginning of punk, and share a lot in common (it was the Ramones that inspired Black Flag after all); both are raw and confrontational music being made without pandering or pretension, stripped of frills and civility. We’re Fucked is punk rock at an almost zen like perfection, melding sub-genre sounds and spirit into something pure and intense.

“Hate Everything More” is a sonic shotgun blast to the face, opening We’re Fucked with the battle cry: “God damn, raise a fucking fist, what are you waiting for? I can see a tremor running through your skin!” The music is comprised of explosive power chord chugging– simultaneously  the soundtrack to convenience store robberies and punk rock catharsis– combined with the catchy, screaming pathos of a man on the edge of despair. The title track is one of the catchiest songs on the album, a great ode to misanthropy encapsulated in the line “this world fucking sucks.” The lone lead note riff that opens “Invisible” serves to make the accompanying vocals all the more powerful, but also offers a change of pace from the relentless chugging.

“Twin Peaks” sounds more meditative in comparison to the rest of We’re Fucked, and with some of its more prominent lead work sounds eerily like early Hot Water Music. The final track, “Take It From Me Everything” is infectious at times (“Say it again and again and again and again”), but at another slips into a harshness bordering on grindcore that works incredibly well.

Galactic Cannibal are furious-as-shit, but their songwriting is at a high enough level that they can communicate personal turmoil in a particularly striking and absorbing way. One of the highest compliments I can give We’re Fucked, is that while it is an album marked by its discontent, the musicality never lets it feel draining.  We’re Fucked is one of those remarkable records that distills punk into the purity of its genesis without being nostalgic mimicry– it’s urgent, it’s modern, and it fucking hates us all. And honestly, we’re better for it.

4/5 Stars



Galactic Cannibal streams debut full length “We’re Fucked”

Galactic Cannibal, a side project of Direct Hit’s Nick Woods, is streaming their debut full length album “We’re Fucked”. You can listen to it right over here.

We’re Fucked” was released June 4th on Underground Communique, Lost Cat Records, Encapsulated Records and He Who Corrupts Inc..



Galactic Cannibal (Nick from Direct Hit!) stream new song “Take It From Me Everything”

Galactic Cannibal, a side project of Direct Hit’s Nick Woods, is streaming a brand new song called “Take It From Me Everything” right here.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “We’re Fucked” due out June 4th on Underground Communique, Lost Cat Records, Encapsulated Records and He Who Corrupts Inc..  You can listen to a couple other songs from the album and pre-order it on Galactic Cannibal’s bandcamp page.



Galactic Cannibal (Nick from Direct Hit!) streams new tune “Slave Song”

Galactic Cannibal, a side project of Direct Hit’s Nick Woods, is streaming a brand new song called “Slave Song” right here.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “We’re Fucked” due out June 4th on Underground Communique, Lost Cat Records, Encapsulated Records and He Who Corrupts Inc..  You can listen to a couple other songs from the album and pre-order it on Galactic Cannibal’s bandcamp page.



Galactic Cannibal (Nick Woods of Direct Hit!) streams new song “Invisible”

Galactic Cannibal, a side project of Direct Hit’s Nick Woods, is streaming a brand new song called “Invisible” right here.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “We’re Fucked” due out June 4th on Underground Communique, Lost Cat Records, Encapsulated Records and He Who Corrupts Inc..



Easy Action and Snakewing stream split EP “Dead City”

Underground Communique Records has just made a new split EP available to stream.

The EP, entitled “Dead City”, is a little collaboration featuring two tracks each from Detroit-based Easy Action and Snakewing.

Check it out here.



Pity Party announces East Coast tour in March

Brooklyn-based punk band Pity Party has just announced a little East Coast tour for the month of March.

The band just released their brand new EP “Do A Little Dance” a couple weeks ago through Bloated Kat Records, and is hitting the road to promote the new work.

In case you missed the release, you can stream the entire EP here.

Pity Party will be heading up and down the coast from Maryland to Florida with a whole plethora of great acts, so be sure to head here and check out a complete list of tour dates and locations.

Pity Party also released a 7″ split with Vacation Bible School last year through Underground Communique, which you can check out here.



Break Anchor announce West Coast tour dates

Detroit punk act Break Anchor (featuring Jay Navarro of the Suicide Machines) have announced details of their first-ever West Coast tour. The jaunt kicks off in their hometown on March 1st and runs through April 3rd in Chicago, but finds the band venturing to Idaho, California, Arizona and more. Click here for the rundown.

Break Anchor will have a tour-limited four-song CD for sale with them, featuring all unreleased tracks. Their last release was last month’s split 7-inch with The Unsinkable Molly Brown, put out by Underground Communique Records.



Break Anchor and Unsinkable Molly Brown stream split 7-inch

Detroit punk act Break Anchor (fronted by Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines) are streaming their 7-inch split with Unsinkable Molly Brown and you can give it a listen here.

The 7″ is being released today through Underground Communique.

You can watch the video here.



Vacation Bible School streams split with Pity Party

Illinois punk rock group Vacation Bible School are streaming their split 7-inch with New York/New Jersey’s melodic punk act Pity Party right here.

The album contains 6 tracks (2 from Vacation Bible School and 4 from Pity Party) and is being released through Underground Communique.

Pity Party is Fid & Joel from the beloved the Measure (sa)’s new band and this is their debut release.



Vacation Bible School releasing split 7-inch with Pity Party

Illinois punk rock group Vacation Bible School will be releasing a split 7-inch with New York/New Jersey’s melodic punk act Pity Party at this year’s Fest 11.

The album will contain 6 tracks (2 from Vacation Bible School and 4 from Pity Party) and will be put out through Underground Communique.

Pity Party is Fid & Joel from the beloved the Measure (sa)’s new band and this is their debut release.

The record will come with a download card.



Underground Communique Records releasing “Fest Friends!” compilation

Underground Communique has just announced that they will be releasing a comp called “Fest Friends!” featuring seven of bands & comics that are performing at this years Fest.  All tracks are exclusive/or in the case of the comics, have never been released on vinyl before. It features Ensign, Horace Pinker, the Brokedowns, Pity Party, Franz Nicolay James Fritz & Goodrich Gevaart.

The record will come with a download card and will not be repressed.



Underground Communique Records streaming tracks from Olehole “Guacamole” 7″ and Break Anchor/Unsinkable Molly Brown split

Underground Communique Records is currently streaming tracks from the Olehole 7″ “Guacamole” as well as the upcoming Break Anchor/ Unsinkable Molly Brown split. Check them out here and here.

Olehole’s “Guacamole” 7″ will be released in June; the Break Anchor/Unsinkable Molly Brown split will be released sometime in July.