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Circle Pit ‘Society Burns’

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The German word “l├╝genpresse” translates in English to “lying press”. It was infamously used by the Nazis to discredit the media and suppress the truth about the horrors of the Nazi regime. It’s been resurrected by America’s so-called “Alt-Right” douchebags. And it’s being used by Trump to encourage people to question facts and only believe the incomprehensible prattling from his taco bowl-hole or whatever all-caps nonsense his tiny hands pound into Twitter. He just translates it as “fake news”.

There’s plenty of Trump criticism going around these days, and it can be a bit overwhelming, which is mayhap why I’m so fond of Austin’s hardcore thrash hounds Circle Pit’s straightforward take on things in the lead-off track to their September 2016 release, Society Burns: “Trump, you suck”.

And for those who like their resistance to lean a little more towards hilarious absurdity, there’s the batshit crazy greatness that is Anal Trump. Crank up and enjoy.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that both of the above albums are available via Bandcamp, and today, February 3rd, Bandcamp is donating 100 Percent of its share of sales to ACLU. Many bands are, in turn, donating their share as well. Go buy something cool and support those on the front lines of the fight for truth, freedom, and equality. You know, good ol’ fashioned American ideals.

Question. Resist. Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Sacred Bones Records

With releases that range from the haunted folk of Amen Dunes to Pop. 1280’s angular cyber-punk, Sacred Bones Records has let loose upon the world some of los grillos’ favorite music of 2010. Add to that a couple of ep’s from the dark, ethereal Zola Jesus as well as an ep and a single of Gary War’s twisted electro-psych, and Sacred Bones has had a helluva year. The Brooklyn label focuses on vinyl but also makes its releases available digitally.

To learn more about the label, from its 2007 beginnings with early releases from The Hunt and Blank Dogs to what the label has planned for the future (including a record from recent los grillos new favorite, Australia’s Circle Pit!) check out the great Sacred Bones interview and label profile written by Jenn Pelly for the blog collective Altered Zones.

Jenn Pelly, in addition to her work as a freelance writer and college radio DJ, shares a music blog with her twin sister Liz. Check it out here.