(U.S.) HIRS-Friends. Lovers. Favorites LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock
Label: SRA/Get Better Records
Tracks: 20
Length: 10.25'


HIRS is a Philadelphia, PA based band who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  HIRS play a scrappy, dirty, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and noise rock within their sound.  As far as musical influences go, HIRS can be loosely compared to a mix of bands such as PG. 99, American Nightmare or Swing Kids channeled through the noise rock stylings of Fight Amp or Whores.  Since forming in 2011, HIRS have released a split 7" with Toxic Womb, a 100 song LP titled The First 100 Songs in October of 2012, a 24 song LP titled L11'VE From Motel Hell in October of 2012, a 10 song EP titled REMXXXES in January of 2013, a split with Water Torture in March of 2013, a split with Slothspring in October of 2014, a split with PEEPLE WATCHING in December of 2014, a six EP titled The Sexxxy Flexi in February of 2014, a 101 song LP titled The Second 100 songs in April of 2015, a ten song EP titled Build Your Own Bro Smasher Sountrack in April of 2016, contributed three songs to the Every Day Is Trans Day Of Vengeance Day in April of 2016, a split with LIFES in December of 2016, a three song EP titled MAGICal/WANDerful in February of 2017, a split with Romantic States in May of 2017, a five song EP titled You Can't Kill Us in October of 2017, and a ten song EP titled How To Stop Street Harassment in November of 2017.  Friends. Lovers. Favorites. is the band's latest LP, which is slated for release via SRA and Get Better records on April 20th, 2017.  On Friends. Lovers. Favorites, HIRS offer up 20 songs of visceral, grindy, and brutal as fuck sounding hardcore, punk, and noise rock.  Overall, Friends. Lovers. Favorites. makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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