Every other week I write micro blurb reviews of amazing new music. Below is the latest batch of music that you need to check out.

Lady Bits – S/T


NYC’s Lady Bits are a fun nü-riot grrrl trio. Why do I use “nü” in front of Riot Grrrl? Because the instrumentation is a lot more interesting on Lady Bits’ self-titled than with riot grrrl bands of yesteryear. I hear a lot of Kathleen Hanna/Lee Ranaldo/ Free Kitten influence on here. You can also tell that they’re having fun on this, which is always exciting. Lady Bits rules. Go buy it.

Best tracks: “Fake Gangster,” “Sister Pimp.”

The Young Rochelles- Cannibal Island

youngrochellersI’m making an exception here. Usually, I review very recent records, HOWEVER I’m not quite sure how I missed this EP released late last year. The Young Rochelles’ Cannibal Island IS the best pop-punk release since 2009’s They Came from the Shadows by Teenage Bottlerocket. As of April 2014 the title of “Best Pop Punk Release” goes to DeeCracks’ Beyond Medication (See below).

Best tracks: “S.L.O.T.H. Pt II,” “Cannibal Island.”

DeeCracks – Beyond Medication

deecracksHoly mother of god, Austria has been hiding the pop-punk nuclear option all along. DeeCracks returns with an amazing 15 tracks of 4/4 timing, 3 chord greatness. I’m in awe, there’s nothing else to say. Pure fucking genius.

Best tracks: The whole fucking record.

Roach Beach – Wet Brain

roachbeachRoach Beach’s music works because, sure it’s lo-fi, but it has a certain filter of muddiness to it that separates it from bands that “try” to sound too garage or indie or whatever the fuck hipster schmucks are calling it nowadays. Roach Beach isn’t trying to sound like something they’re not.. these songs are from the heart and soul of people that bringth the rock. At times it can be unintentionally shoegazy, but make no mistake, Wet Brain is a solid release.

Best tracks: “I Got Away,” “Bullshit,” “Kaleidoscope of Dicks.”

Intercourse – S/T

intercourseIf you like either early Rollins era Black Flag or Mathcore you’ll like Intercourse. If you don’t like any of those things then you’re already dead on the inside. Please click on the “X” on the top right hand of this screen (or left hand side for you Mac users), because you don’t belong on TuffGnarl.com, you asshole.

Best tracks: “No Falafel”, “Fly Tape”

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Chuck Livid

Chuck Livid hails from Miami, Florida. He did a zine in the '90s called Muddy Chaos and is best known for his work with independent music label Livid Records. Chuck lives in Boca Raton, Fl with his wife illustrator Helena Garcia and their son Nico. He founded TuffGnarl.com and hosts TuffGnarl.com's official music podcast - Another Music Podcast which is available on iTunes & Google Play

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