Finally a new song from the Austrian kittens.
Nothing like some good old fashioned punk rock. This is far from being original, but it’s pure fun. “Abgefucktes Leben” means “(my) fucked up life”.
Arguably, one of the greatest German songs. It’s so famous it basically has become folklore. It’s a satirical view on German politics and culture of the 80s. Short, witty, and on point. It has been covered countless times. Even Metallica play it when touring in Germany.
I lay on my bed and picture how it would be if I weren’t who I am but chancellor, emporer, king or queen… All that and much more I would do if I were the king of Germany.
Systemabsturz (System Crash) from Germany is probably the first privacy and data protection activist electro punk band. Their song Verdächtig (Suspicious) is about how everyone is under surveilance by social media, the tech companies, and the state and every little thing you do or not do or how you behave or not behave could be verdächtig.
Here is another crazy video by these distinguished ladies from Japan.
“America, I love you but you’re freaking me out.” The message of The Menzingers’ new song and video is not very subtle. But it’s punk rock so in your face is A-okay.
This punk band from Hamburg, Germany is around since 2003. Idioten der Saison is a funny song from a couple years back. The title – meaning “idiots of the season” – could refer to the stupid people you have to deal with on a daily basis, but is specifically a response to the surge of right-wing populists in recent years. The lyrics are very cleverly constructed using plants and gardening metaphors. And it rhymes just beautifully.
There is nothing like a good old fashioned street riot. This is a great example of poetic punk. It’s positively violent, it’s surprising, it’s furious and noisy with all the rattling, clapping, and screeching in the right places. It’s a fitting soundtrack for seeing the world burn and the song is appropriately named. Ausgebrannt means burned out.
I’m a match, she’s kerosene,
you know she’s gonna burn down everything
she’s an arsonist, in her pastime,
and i’ve been burned for the last time
Sometimes just some simple ska is all it takes to make me happy.
Pure insanity. The new album by Otoboke Beaver is going to be released on April 26th. Pre-order on bandcamp.