The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of garage-punk

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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TWTHPASTE

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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Crooked Little Sons

Ladies and Germs we are Crooked Little Sons a Rowdy Punk’n’roll quartet from Devon/Bristol and this is our latest single ‘Noosepaper’ a brash one and a half minutes on not believing everything you read!

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Måke

My name is Tim and I'm Måke (translates to seagull in Norwegian). I make everything in my bedroom and I'm trying to grow as an artist and create what i like. I bring forth the millennial's message. Enjoy!

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The Secondhand Empire

Hey rockers and fuzz lovers, we are The Secondhand Empire, a rock trio from Oslo, Norway. Loaded with fuzzy-as-hell bass lines, hard hitting drums and high energy vocals, our first record, 'Heist On A Thrift Store' is out now! Take this track for a spin and embrace the noise!

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The Trust Fund Kids

Greetings, punks! This is a song that means a lot to me because it's one of the first songs I wrote that I felt truly proud of. It's worth listening to because if you don't I will drink an entire gallon of milk in under a minute. You are liable for whatever happens legally 'cause that's the law.

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The Total Bettys

We're The Total Bettys - a four-piece, queer, feminist pop punk band from San Francisco, California. We released our second album This is Paradise last year, and it is about the struggle to put yourself back together after going through something trying.

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Darma

Hey! We are DARMA. A Manchester-based three-piece blend of grunge and alternative, with a catchy blast of feral rock and roll that comes with a dark, melodic stomp. We dropped a new EP "GLOOM" and it's out now!

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Priors

We are Priors, a garage punk band from Montreal. We released a new EP in 2018 on Slovenly Recordings! Priors features members of Sonic Avenues, Steve Adamyk Band, and the Famines.

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Motor City Crush

Hello World! We're the band 'Motor City Crush' from Detroit and we like to stomp out our own brand of exciting and energetic guitar-driven rock and roll. If you like gritty, sweaty, out-of-control R&R, we just may be the band for you. Hear it, and see it all at our website.

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Smokin' on Planes

We're a melodic, garage rock trio from Washington, DC that's often compared to The Replacements and Ryan Adams. We also get compared to garage bands veering toward the pop-punk/catchy end of the spectrum.

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Viagra Boys

An unapologetically febrile presence and animalistic energy. A sharp and potent distillation of punk at its most infectious, sleazy and dangerous.

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