MUS133 EXOTICA - Musique Exotíque #01 7"
EXOTICA’s debut is worth a million listens. Unfiltered punk which manages to mix elements of early Brazilian punk, the aggression of 82 post DISCHARGE explosion and mutant punk worldwide. Based in NYC but with members from Mexico, Argentina and USA they are prime example of a melting pot of the finest international hardcore punk. Originally released as a cassette tape in the tail end of 2016 and now getting the vinyl treatment as this tape was simply too good to stay as a cassette tape.
Reverse board pocket sleeve with a beautiful Cyan and Black cover as you’d expect from the fools at LVEUM. Comes with a download code and lyric insert.
supported by 16 fans who also own “Musique Exotíque #01 Demo”
Saw Haram at Oklahoma's Everything Is Not OK III festival, and have never seen a show get more fucking insane. Haram were killing it, people were literally flying all over the place, including the vocalist. But it's more than that. Haram stands out as one of the most culturally relevant and important bands in the states, challenging issues of cultural and social oppression for all marginalized peoples. Vocalist Nader also sings in Arabic and stands full force against the racism and religious phobia faced by middle eastern americans, issues that have relentlessly plagued our country and people, even before 9/11. I highly recommend reading his interviews, I challenge all to join and support them in this effort. I hope I've done an at least passable job representing them here. I also consider myself lucky to have seen them. Ariele Betterton