After much anticipation, Austin TX hardcore collective BAND OF BASTARDS has released their turbulent debut album, DELETE. REPEAT., today with Redacted Records/SilverDoor Music. Stream it now at the links below.
Guitarist Andrew Leeper comments on the band's first record:
"'DELETE. REPEAT.' is a furiously feral slab of American hardcore. We wanted the record to be raw and immediate, so we headed into the studio after only a handful of practices and it just clicked. We ended up recording half the songs pre-pandemic and the other half towards the start of 2021. There was real catharsis in making a record this righteously pissed during the last year. Half of the songs have never been played live so as clubs start to reopen, it feels good to finally be able to unleash them on people."
Stream "DELETE. REPEAT.":
Apple Music - https://apple.co/3BwBa1z
Deezer - https://bit.ly/2TvRlv9
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/3zpUonR
Tidal - https://bit.ly/3hYPZCA
More from DELETE. REPEAT.:
"Ruined" (Official Video): https://backl.ink/147219342
"Prospect" (Official Video): https://backl.ink/147219693
"Division" (Official Video): https://youtu.be/Z3qgP5xb6MA
"Can't Ya Crawl" (Official Video): https://youtu.be/cd5UJBgPIPE
"Holy Roller" (Official Video): https://youtu.be/7Z69-AFNv3g
BAND OF BASTARDS is a hardcore punk band, by lifers for lifers. After decades in the Austin underground and a rap sheet of current and former bands a mile long (...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Sparta, Markov, Black Books, We'll Go Machete, Glass Shadows) these Austin music scene vets form a tight, locked-in wrecking crew.
Fast, loud and to the point, the 12 songs on DELETE. REPEAT. rip by in under 30 minutes. Recorded by Charles Godfrey of Scary American Recordings (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Swans, Black Angels, Cannibal Corpse) the record captures the raw intensity and immediacy of the BASTARDS slugging it out in a grimey, all-ages club.
With roots in early American hardcore, BAND OF BASTARDS manages to evolve that sound into something new. It’s chaotic, it’s relentless and as Leeper said, "it’s righteously pissed."
DELETE. REPEAT. Tracklisting:
3. False Idols
5. Holly Roller
6. Dying In The Streets
7. Let Me Out
8. Raising Satanic Children
9. Can't Ya Crawl
BAND OF BASTARDS Lineup:
Jason Reece - Vocals
Andrew Leeper - Guitar
Sam Rich - Drums
Erick Sanger - Bass