13 We DE-Mannheim, JUZ
14 Th DE-Dortmund, Bierschinken eats FZW 14
15 Fr DE-Berlin, K19
16 Sa DE-München, Kafe Kult - Hieb- und Stichfest 2017
17 Su HR-Zagreb, Mocvara
18 Mo HU-Budapest, DRR PNC
19 Tu AT-Wien, Arena Beisl
20 We CZ-Olomouc, SF Mini
21 Th CZ-Brno, Kabinet Muz
22 Fr CZ-Prague, Meet Fatcory - Enemy Of The Sun Fest - 2017
23 Sa DE-Leipzig, Zoro
24 Su DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang
25 Mo BE-Kortrijk, The Pit's
26 Tu FR-Paris, TBA
27 We FR-Toulouse, Le Ravelin
28 Th ES-Bilbao, La Nube Cafe
29 Fr ES-Oviedo, Gong Galaxy Club
30 Sa ES-Madrid, Wurlitzer Ballroom
1 Su ES TBA
2 Mo ES TBA
3 Tu FR-Lyon - Le Trokson
4 We CH-Geneva, L'Ecurie
5 Th DE-Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei
6 Fr DE-Nürtingen, Silberburg
7 Sa DE-Frankfurt, Dreikönigskeller
PISS TEST formed in Portland, Oregon a few years ago when drummer Rodrigo Diaz was mandated to urinate in a plastic jar in order to secure steady work. He brought up his forming a punk band idea to former Red Don, Zach Brooks. They decided to forgo looking for a bass player, and teach Zach’s better-half Samantha Gladu to play. Rodrigo and Zach figured the last thing the world needs is another punk band with three aging dudes. After all, the couple-plus-a-drummer lineup worked for Dead Moon. And like Toody before her, Samantha quickly became the driving force of the band, making it her mission to encourage women to start bands and telling the creeps to fuck off. But what’s with the Dead Moon references? PISS TEST don’t sound like Dead Moon! None of them even own a leather vest. You, discerning German music fan, would like specific references? Think about the angrier side of early Texas or SoCal punk, with a dose of the Great Pacific Northwest (where bands can’t help but sound a little bit like The Wipers). PISS TEST have also had several comparisons to Proletariat, which they weren’t really going for, but don’t complain about.
released August 1, 2017
Recorded by Evan Mersky at Red Lantern Studios.
Mastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory.
Artwork by Natalie Hoffman of NOTS.
TAKEN BY SURPRISE RECORDS started in the summer of 2008 with the release of AUTISTIC YOUTH’s LANDMINE BEACH LP. Based in
Munich, Bavaria, this is and will always be a one man operation dedicated to bringing you vinyl releases of your favorite punk, hardcore, powerpop and rock’n'roll bands.
Killer garage-rock with a salting of punk. All songs are good, but the album keeps getting better as it warms up. Found it on the Drunken Sailor Record label, which is turning out to be a great resource for the dirtier side of all things great in punk and rock. Lute FP