Adam: Saskatoon's Ultimate Power Duo have raged across the prairies with their own brand of "destruction rock" for two years now. Following a quartet of EPs the three-piece is now celebrating the release of their debut full length. We're In Control Now is an 18 track opus of high energy Ramones-rooted garage punk produced by the band and David J Taylor (Despistado / Sylvie). The CD Baby released disc features such epics as "Buddy Holly was the First Ramone," "Do Electric Sheep Dream of Ultimate Power Duo?" and "Ultimate Power Duo Prophesizes Future Record Deal." Of course there's no better place to start than the song "Ultimate Power Duo," which is the first you'll be hit with streaming from their website.
UltimatePowerDuo.com with flash player UPD @ MySpace Chris: One of the newer additions to the Richmond, VA punk/hardcore scene is Landmines. Their brand of aggressive, yet melodic hardcore immediately brings to mind bands like No Trigger, Hot Water Music and fellow RVA brethren Strike Anywhere. They recently released a five-song EP via Pop Faction Records, and also have posted a few tracks on the band's MySpace page, which can be streamed, or downloaded. I'm really digging "First Chords", but have a listen for yourself.