Any readers who pay even a little bit of attention to Terminal Escape have likely picked up on my affinity for a certain crop of bands in Los Angeles, and TUBERCULOSIS is the seed that is helping that crop grow. These kids are positive, active, cooperatively minded and punk as shit...plus, their bands rule. When was the last time you heard a woman introduce a song about masturbating on public transit and manage to make it sound intense and serious instead of funny (I mean, it is kinda funny, but it never comes off that way). Ultra raw hardcore punk in Spanish and English recorded live and it sounds so fresh and vibrant, even though they are playing a style we have all heard before. TB members form the nucleus of Silenzio Statico and run a tape label and distro, audio/video zine, info shop/record store AND they put on shows in East LA and South Central. Get this tape, then go back and get POLISKITZO if you neglected to do so last week...shit rules.
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. Whenever possible, I have linked the posts to currently active labels and/or bands, and you are encouraged buy physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those bands and labels, not circumvent them. Likewise, if you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so.
DEAD LINKS are common. Various overzealous file hosting sites are making it increasingly difficult to share even non-copyright protected music, and as a result the majority of the download links in older Terminal Escape posts are probably not active. Please email me or leave a comment and I will replace the links as soon as possible. You will find a list of recently repaired links at the bottom of this page.
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