The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of garage-punk

Tax Free World

by Van Dammes

We are Van Dammes, a garage punk band from Helsinki, Finland, and this is our summer hit from our fourth EP called Risky Business. It might be the best music that the Nordic countries can produce at the moment.

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The Malthusian Trap


Playing with the boundaries of both garage- and punkrock they bring a loud, energetic sound that will make you bang your head for the entire 4 minutes and even leaves you wanting more!

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Iron Bloke

by Spudge

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

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Getting The Vibes


Hi, we're CRACKUPS from Belgium. Enjoy our kick-off single 'Getting the Vibes', a sweaty, feverish trip of garage punk madness. Check out our new album 'Greetings From Earth' releasing August 21.

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Hard Of Thinking

by Disgraceland

We're Disgraceland, 3 arrogant misfits from Devon who just want to make an unholy racket that takes the last 60 years of rock and roll history, crank up the distortion and hammer the foot to the floor.

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by Pacific Estate

Formed in 2013, Pacific Estate have evolved into one of Ontario's premiere indie-rock acts. Following years of shows headlining and support of larger acts, Pacific Estate began recording their debut album with Juno Award winning producer Julius Butty (Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Protest the Hero).

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Little Robot

by Summer of Blood

An amalgamation of noise, horror, and death, they exist outside the parallels of normality in a heightened state of danger and energy. A true tour de force, bonded by years of familiar association.

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Good Clean Fun

by Lucy Furr

Greetings! We're a band from Indianapolis called Lucy Furr. We just put out our debut album "The Jungle" on June 1st. This is what we used for the single. Hope ya dig it! The full album is available on all major streaning platforms.

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Crooked Spies

Hailing from the heart of the new west, Calgary, AB, Crooked Spies are an emerging garage influenced four-piece drawing inspiration from all that the rock genre has to offer. Fronted by brothers Dylan and Steven Evanik there is a certain allure to the sibling’s enthralling live demeanour.

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The Hippaes

People of the world, we are The Hippaes. Summery power pop punk from members of Bangers, No Comply, and Attack!! Vipers!! 80% pop, 20% punk and made to convince you it's warm enough to surf when it's actually a couple of degrees too cold.

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Slow Cooker

Hi. We're SLOW COOKER and we're set to release our debut album "Do A Kickflip" on Drug Party Tapes. We're channelling garage rock through the erratic energy of early hardcore punk. Sweaty, manic, weird punk flowing like a house party in reverse.

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Horror My Friend

Hey there friend. We’re a three-piece fuzz rock/noise pop band from Adelaide, South Australia. We do some loud things. We do some soft things.

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The Thingz

Hello, we are the Thingz from Long Beach, CA. We are a garage punk band that has been kicking around 1998 or so, but in the current format since 2005. We've released 8 or 9 records and play tons of local shows. Occasionally we make it out of town. We'd love to play all over the world!

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The Carvels NYC

We are The Carvels NYC and we play sticky garage pop with powerhouse vocals and wailing sax. If The Ramones and The Ronettes had children and Lou Reed was the nanny, this would be their band.

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Lord Leper

Hello! We are Lord Leper - a Scottish duo melding garage rock, punk and folk into our own unique Melancholy Racket. Our debut LP 'Star Signs & Misery Rhymes' explores identity, self-doubt, stagnation and escape and features our most ambitious experimentation to date. Hope you dig it!

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Dead to the World

We like making and playing music with our friends and will continue to do so as long as we possibly can. We focus on writing songs that are heavy and fast that the crowd will want to sing along to. We love punk rock and we love our city of Houston, TX.

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The Tar Sands

Hi I'm Scott Martin! I'm the singer, drummer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, just everything for The Tar Sands. I got sick of playing with people who didn't wanna play rowdy fuzzed out garage punk so I DIY'd My debut album, Unfiltered is all me, and all dirty, greasy, gross tones & themes. Enjoy!

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Van Dammes

Hei! We are Van Dammes, a fast and noisy garage punk quartet from Finland, and we have just released our fourth EP called Risky Business.

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Pretty Pistol

Raw, energetic garage punk. Combining melds of furious shouts, frenzied riffs and pummelling drums, Pretty Pistol produce a marshalled chaos somewhere between Gallows, Be Your Own Pet and The Kills.

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Evening Gentle-Earthlings, We are TWTHPASTE. It would be far more than a pleasure to share our debut demo tracks with you in hope it makes your arm hairs erect. A collection of three young strugglers, amplifying our emotions to cook daunting noises in attempt to flee this trap of a system. Enjoy x

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