Purple Hexagon Records

Purple Hexagon Records: Club, Singapore

When watching the Grammys gets you PUMPED and ready to go CLUBBING. “Purple Hexagon Records is very excited to announce a new episode of the Cocowash Inc. compilation saga. The Wash it’s a powerful journey into the serious underground, featuring some of the most brilliant producers of psychedelic night & twilight music … Founded in 2008 by Dj Kikx, Purple Hexagon Records is a full-spectrum psychedelic music label that supports and is supported by the passion and enthusiasm of many psytrance aficionados around the world.” Bandcamp. –HN

マシンパワードショッピングモール (Machine Powered Shopping Mall)

シンパワードショッピングモール (Machine Powered Shopping Mall): Bedroom Pop, Kyoto, Japan

If Google Translate isn’t deceiving me, then this is an excellent name for experimental Japanese pop that wants to be beach slug metal. Bandcamp. –HN

HURT ‘EM

HURT ‘EM: Indonesian Hardcore Metal With Punk Spirit

HURT 'EM

*

I get the name – if you’re not ready, Indonesia’s HURT ‘EM will hurt you with its blast of fast and furious hardcore metal. I love it. The Depok trio’s debut, Condolence, came out in January on Lawless Records and is 16 tracks long, with the avenge song time of one-and-a-half minutes. (Personal favorite is “Avarice.”) Listening to Condolence is like listening to Minor Threat’s Out of Step for the first time; though this is metal, it is as fit and shares the same energy as hardcore punk.

Condolence is also out now on Bandcamp via Red Truth Records.