Lard — The Power of Lard

Dead Kennedys is one of my favorite bands from the early American hardcore punk scene, mostly because I really like frontman’s Jello Biafra’s singing and attitude. So when I came across with Lard, an industrial metal band with Biafra on vocals, I knew I had to give them a listen.

It already happened with Pailhead, that when I read “industrial metal band”, I didn’t really know what to expect… and I loved them.

Lard was pretty much the same feeling, but in the end, Biafra’s striking voice and industrial metal turned out to be a great combo.

Hope you enjoy,

-Viu

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Bonobo - Kong

It’s official. My love for Bonobo’s stuff is official. After about a couple of months listening to Black Sands and Animal Magic and moving on to the rest of his albums, I’ve realized I’ve fallen for those inspiring tunes. They are always picturing things in my mind, and are perfect for one of my favorite things to do: chill. Chilling is great. Chilling with some Bonobo playing is just perfect. Hope you find it inspiring too.

-Viu

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Refused — Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine

Refused was a Swedish hardcore punk band from the 90s that mostly had political and anti-capitalist lyrics. I can’t remember how I found Refused, but it’s been a while since I listened to some of their music, and just remembered how much I used to love this track. I freaking loved it. I used to listen to it repeatedly.

And this bit

Rather be forgotten than remembered for giving in”

would always remain in my head even when the music wasn’t playing anymore, just like an echo.

I always liked these lyrics. Ahhh, I think I should definitely listen to them more often.

Hope you enjoy, and see you next week,

-Viu

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Fugazi — Waiting Room

How is that everything Ian MacKaye takes part in is so different from the previous stuff but equally good. From Teen Idles to Minor Threat to Pailhead to Embrace to Fugazi to The Evens. How.

Been listening to Fugazi recently, and this one, oh this one, is just too good.

I’ll also leave you with a video of the same song live, which makes me wish I was there singing along. I can’t wait for the day they come to Barcelona! Oh, oh wait, oh ok, they’re still on an indefinite hiatus… Oh. Okay.

Yeah, enjoy the Waiting Room! I’ll see you next week!!

-Viu

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The Selecter — On My Radio

It couldn’t be nothing else than british music this week, as I’ve spent a few days up there, having tons of fun.

I have had the 2 Tone beat inside since the day I found that shop in Camden. Damn fine ska was playing and it was kind of a magical moment, as if I’d just traveled back in time. Unfortunately they didn’t have the album I was looking for, but it was nice to chill there with such a lovely soundtrack.

The Selecter was a band formed in Coventry, England (same hometown as The Specials) and they have hits like this one, so catchy and cheerful, can’t stop singing it, not even for a bit.

Cheers,

-Viu

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Suicidal Tendencies — Surf and Slam

I absolutely have no excuse for not knowing of this instrumental piece by Suicidal Tendencies

Surf and Slam is in their How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today? album and yet it didn’t sound familiar to me. Could I possibly have forgotten to check this album? Yes, possibly yes. I don’t know. But I’m so grateful it popped in my dashboard today. 

I loved it, there’s still the ST essence although it’s mixed with this surf rock rhythm. If I close my eyes it’s like I’m seeing with one of those instagram filters on, a yellow-orange one, and it’s Summer and I’m in a beautiful beach. Now I just have to get a board, and start surfing the waves.

-Viu

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Iron Maiden — Fear of the Dark

Fancy a bit of good ol’ Iron Maiden? I do. I’ve been fancying Iron Maiden the whole month now. 

And from Iron Maiden I’ve jumped into other heavy metal bands I wasn’t aware or I hadn’t listened to before. Dang, I’m always late on stuff. I had friends who listened to metal back in high school and I’ve seen the names of those bands on their shirts tons of times, however never bothered to check them out. Ah… teens and their laziness, right?

But let’s not change the subject. Iron Maiden. So, what can I say about them, you surely know who they are, or at least you’ve heard about the band. 1975, London, NWOBHM. Speedy and heavy rhythm, riffs and solos.

I love the changing tempos in this song, and of course, the solos. Hope you love it too.

- Viu

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The Offspring — Self Esteem

I’ve been listening to this old favorite of mine recently, and aw sheesh the whole album is such a piece of good material.

You surely may have heard it sometime somewhere: it is a classic, it was a worldwide hit and it is one of my favorites tracks. I was really into The Offspring back in high school and listening to them always makes me feel a bit nostalgic (in a good way).

Self Esteem was one of my first contacts with The Offspring, I can tell I liked them, cause right after I proceeded to devour Smash, Ixnay on the Hombre and Americana (their best albums in my opinion). I can tell I liked them cause my tumblr is named after one of their songs, and they were my first post here, on Soundboard. 

And I still like them.

-Viu

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