The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Husker Du

Barbed Wire

by Bottlecap

Hey! We are Bottlecap from Sweden. This is our third single from our upcoming album "Wooden Systems", out in May. Barbed Wire is a Fun, Heavy, Catchy, Fast punch in your face with lots of love. Enjoy!

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Everybody's Famous

by Tonota 80

We are Tonota 80, three friends who like to make sweet music together and enjoy the odd Eccles cake. It would be lovely if someone liked us, double figures would be good.

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Know the Voltage

by Inks Lake

Inks Lake are a new post-punk band from Austin, TX with former members from Nice Strong Arm, Swans, and Beth Israel. Our music blurs energetic, cathartic sounds and angular aesthetics with melodic vocals.

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Blue is the Color

by Beltalowda

As the great Nina Simone once said, "An artist's duty is to reflect the times." This is us reporting for duty. From our upcoming socio-political EP "Unheard Language." Thanks for checking it out.

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We're Not Alone

by Pezz

Unable to mark our 30th anniversary with a live show because of the pandemic, we're releasing this new song and video in solidarity with the outrage over the killing of George Floyd and the demand for greater transparency by the police.

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The Ones Who Are Left Behind

by Active Minds

We're Active Minds. You may not have heard of us, but we've been around for quite a while playing DIY political punk and hardcore. We have a wide range of musical interests, and try to reflect this in our songs - so expect some variety. Here's the first track from our new EP.

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Iron Bloke

by Spudge

Ay up, we're Spudge. Thick like a spud, smooth like fudge.

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by The Slow Painters

'Egon' is the first single off our debut LP. FFO: The La's, Hüsker Dü. Hope you like it! EPK:

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just for kicks

by bauwaves

bauwaves are a new Austin, TX indie-punk band with ex-members of Wild America and The Fall. Our debut album was released on 01/10/20 on Salinas Records and was called "a brave and uncompromising creation that crackles with energy and intense feeling" by Faster and Louder.

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by Cashing In

Millenials from Baltimore channeling our discontent into crunchy riffs, sludgy breakdowns and a catchy pop choruses that attack the depression and alienation interent to life under capitalism with equal parts earnestness and humor.

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by Flowers in Concrete

In December, Austrian hardcore veterans Flowers in Concrete re-issue their LP Aufrecht on Numavi Records for its 20th anniversary and make it available digitally for the first time ever.

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by AK-747s

Hello humans. This is AK-747s fifth record 'movies'. Its too punk for metal and too metal for punk. We sing songs about our 'civilizations' impending doom and the attendant evils of this world. Lets blast!

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Hi folks, we're PET HATES, a powerpop/emopop/all over the shop indie rock band from London, UK. We play fun and crunchy hooked filled tunes that take influence from everything from the get up kids to the Replacements, Martha to Prince, early REM to Superchunk. You'll want to move, hopefully.

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Punch Drunk

Hey, we're Punch Drunk from Nottingham, UK. We play a blend of grunge and pop punk. Fast, melodic, punk numbers that hopefully get stuck in your head. We're just about to release our debut album 'Sassy' on cassette through Disillusioned Records and on CD through JSNTGM Records.

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Iain Bethel

Hey guys! i'm looking for a review of my solo EP or just for you to take a listen. I supported Grant Hart(Husker Du) once. holy shit. I also play in UNDO. Iain x

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Pardon Us

We're Pardon Us from Liverpool. Here's the first of two singles written fuelled by rage, coffee and non-alcoholic beer of variable quality in the run up to our debut album (out July 2019). This is our tribute to the most deluded PM in British history....

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The Addisons

Hello, We're The Addisons, a pop-punk-rock band from Chicago. You may know some of us from the bands Textbook, Tom Daily, Woolworthy, Dan Vapid and The Cheats, Noise By Numbers, etc. We have a new EP you should check out...

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Mini Meltdowns

This is our first recorded song, and it's melodic, catchy, bratty, and a bit aggressive. Jon Phillip on vocals/guitar/drums (Limbeck, Ben Weasel, Tommy Stinson) with Scott Schoenbeck on bass (Dashboard Confessional, Promise Ring).

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We've been a band in Portsmouth since 2013 and are fans of hummus, light beer and effects pedals. We like to play loud but aim to write songs with a strong melodic pop sensibility & chiming guitar lines.

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