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Bad Times' Best New Bands of 2009

Bad Times May 15 2009 6:42P 6

This is my own list and has no connection to the current poll. I have disqualified bands I know have existed prior to 2008, including some of my favorites such as Here Comes A Big Black Cloud, Popitilopitilus, Mattress, and Magic Johnson, all of whom I guess I’m giving props to right now.

Stag Bitten

1. Stag Bitten

Hardcore, punk, whatever. Stag Bitten always brings it. If you’re all about competition never play after them (or even with them), because you just won’t hold up.

Gone To Croatoan

2. Gone to Croatoan

Mikey, the bass player and singer, didn't like it when I called their music “metal.” I believe he calls it “guerrilla grind.” I describe them as a hysteria-laden noise-grind romp.

Don Hellions

3. Don Hellions

Guitar-free garage soul with post-punk poetics. This is somewhat out of my element so if my description is wrong please correct me. A vinyl release from Stankhouse Records is forthcoming.

Cull @ Negative Cook

4. Cull

The most polished band in Portland today, metal and otherwise. I once listened to their new epic CD release “Erosion” on repeat for two and half hours. No joke.

Transient

5. Transient

Quintessential grindcore from the remains of Massive Meat Split. Someone once said to me, “They don’t even realize how big they are.” Releasing records faster than any band I know.



Honorable mention: Street Plant

I saw them once at the Coop last summer for Arya's birthday. Its unfortunately that Portland’s younger punk scene doesn’t have more bands like this. I hear they are no more.

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6 Comments

  1. pc-pdx

    Street Plant has one last show tomorrow night in the 'Couve at the YMCA

  2. Bad Times

    Is there an edit button for blogs. I just notice a few typo-like mistakes. I'm anal about these things.

  3. mikey hates "guerilla grind" too. he calls it CHAOS MUSIC!

    • jason
    • 5/16/2009 4:53:00 PM
  4. Bad Times

    Oh, geez, I knew it was something like that, something Hakim Bey-like.

  5. two and a half hours is a looong time, damn, son!

    • beast
    • 5/18/2009 11:23:00 AM
  6. Damn, more street plant please. Also idk if they're 2009 but Guantanamo Baywatch is definitely one of the better bands of Portland they are so fun live. Gotta see 'em

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