Hardcore Punk is one of the few genres that's never really has any of those cliche, defining "mainstream success" moments and maybe that's what's kept Hardcore so independent since it's late 1970-80's inception. Forget about Pop Punk bands like Blink-182, Sum 41, Green Day, etc... who I know and love, too. But that's definitely a different kind of slightly pussified, manufactured brand of Punk. Genre-shaping bands like Black Flag, The Misfits, Minor Threat (Fugazi), and Descendents were the closest prize-winning champs ever got to early Jersey/LA Hardcore success stories. Forget about all those damn cash cow Hot Topic re-issues, too. Go return that shit, man!
Trash Talk are a bi-racial Hardcore Punk band hailing from Sacramento, CA who just might have the POWER/balls to become the genre's first real "mainstream success." Lee Spielman, Garrett Stevenson, Spencer Pollard, and Sam Bosson just signed a record deal with Tyler, The Creator's micro-imprint, Odd Future Records. The label plans to press & issue their fourth studio album, 119 for an upcoming Oct. 9th release. From the looks of lead single "F.E.B.N," it won't be one of those dumbass Hip-Hop/Punk [Rap Rock] hybrid albums - Phew! 119 is the proper follow-up to Trash Talk's critically-acclaimed True Panther collection, Awake EP (2011). Labelmates MellowHype's new album, Numbers was recently bumped back a week and now Odd Future Records will also release it on the same day as 119, Oct. 9th. "F.E.B.N."'s music video was directed by Tyler, The Creator himself.