The Adolescents vs. Svetlanas

Flix Records promo in Europe and Altercation Records proudly presents:

Ok,so you must know Adolescents if you are a punk rocker (just fyi they are into this since 1980 and past members joined Social Distortion or Agent Orange later on) yes California in the house. And yes you must remember their classic blue cover with their ADOLESCENTS logo on it. Ok, enough this is a split EP out on January 2015 on Altercation Records and promo in Europe by Flix Agency with The Svetlanas (from Mother Russia originaly but now they are livin in Italy). Hot War is the name of split, 4 tracks (2 each) in the pure punkrock sound, fast, angry and loud, with sing along choruses. Just some facts about Svetlanas (they have already shared the stage with bands like: DOA, TSOL, The Discharge and more, and yes they were banned in Russia), also they are preparing an album.Like a fresh air in the hot summer nights, you can play it loud on your car or at home. And after 25 years around in the scene Adolescents are one of the most known and respected acts so this split is a good way to start 2015. oh…and a lovely artwork for this, HOT WAR baby!!!

Thanks to Katrin and Felix

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Anunțuri

Rifiuto HC/Estampida-Split EP

mpty zine promo for Romania

Fight Against is a brand new split from italian band Rifiuto HC and south american band: Estampida. With 12 tracks (6 each) and a length of 12 minutes this split will explode in full force in your stereo. Pure HC/punk in the way should be: fast,full of anger and attitude that will make you jump and raise your fist. With a powerfull social message speaking of materialism,rich people above the law and the brainwash from media and plastic society and as well the underground music scene that become nowdays another trend for boored teenagers.Check this guys if you are into old school real hardcore/punk.

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Interview with Tobin (610/Flatfoot 56)-exclusive

Mirceone (MPTY ZINE):Hi Tobin, this is Mircea from mpty zine. How things are with you in the new 2015?

Tobin (610/Flatfoot 56):Things have been going really well.

First of all congrats for the 610 project.i had listen to it and it has took me far away somewhere in my childhood:),simple things,deep and nice. What is the story behind this project?

I have always loved songs and music that takes me to places that are far off and full of memories. The mindset behind this record was to return to a style of music from my early days of learning music with my family. Bluegrass and folk was music that was always around our house and the art of good story telling was a big part of my attraction to these styles.
This album also documents a lot of the feelings and mindsets that I have faced over the last few years. Its been a really hard past few years. Sometimes when your going through rough times, you just need to get it out. This album was key to helping me flesh through what I was feeling, God’s grace, and my own fears and hurts.

It is different than your Flatfoot 56 and speaking of Flatfoot 56, you have some news to share?:)

We are looking to be doing a short European tour in oct. of this year. We are excited to be getting back. We have been talking about doing some more writing as well to see what comes out.

The Humble Beginnings of a Roving Soul was recorded DIY in your bedroom and this is a big deal, how you will promote? a upcoming tour or something?

The album was actually recorded in an attic area of the house I live in. We have a studio set up there. It’s a very warm space with a very comfortable feel. Its a great place to create. We have been promoting through playing shows and trying to be active on our social media outlets. We have a tour scheduled for Europe in Sept and october that we are really excited about. There are so many people we are looking forward to seeing again. We just released a new video for our song „Backpack” which looks amazing and gives people and idea of what the band is like. .
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Please make me a top 10 with your favorite bands.

I am kind of a strange guy in what i like but here it goes.
I love: Johnny cash, Mississippi John Hurt, Metric, Mewithoutyou, Cock Sparer, Leatherface, the Pogues, Murder by Death, Pete Seager, Bishops Green (Honorable mentions- Brick Assassin, Cro-mags, andrew W.K)

Like you said this album takes you to a journey to childhood,how important are those little simple things nowdays with this speed and these trends?

I think folk music and story telling styles of music are extremely important because they remind us of who we are and where we came from. In this cray world of fast paced technology i think people are getting tired and stressed out. We are loosing track of who we are as people groups and of what we are and cultures. I think that people are returning to folk and simpler music to rediscover that simpler time and pace of life that we as humans were meant to live at. We want music and culture to mean something more then just consumerism and entertainment. We want music that tells us who we are and speaks to the deepest parts of our human struggles.

Name 5 things that you will take with you to a journey.

1. A Bible 2. a note pad 3. My hat 4. my guitar 5. a voice recorder.

Always coming back home to…Chicago:) how’s Chicago underground scene?

Chicago is a great music town. The scene has been strong for a long time. This being said it is always changing and there are always new faces. Its a place that people want to be in. One thing I love is that each neighborhood has its own group of show spaces and punk kids. They all offer a different taste to an already vibrant place.

Some words for our zine?

Never stop loving music and never stop learning about new bands. I love how Europeans research their music. I love how they care and invest in their favorite bands. You guys are a huge part of why we still play.

Thanks Tobin so much for your time and please feel free to add anything.Where people can listen to 610 online? buy the album…

You can find the album on ITUNES, Our website at http://www.610band.com, in stores throughout europe.

thanks to Tobin,Karin and Felix (Flix Records)

the interview will be on our 30th number OUT SOON.