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Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Punk




This band has no press


Still working on that hot first release.



Of all the punk rock bands who’ve turned their derision against the current authorities, none are more ferocious – or unsparing in their contempt – than BLXPLTN. On two marvelously brutal full-lengths and a clutch of standalone singles, the Austin three-piece outfit leads with righteous rage. They’ve paired their examinations of race, class, gender, and sexuality with incendiary music that kicks hard at conventions and boundaries of all kinds.

Critics across the country – and around the globe – are taking notice. The group has been praised by The Fader, The Four Oh Five, England’s Kerrang!, OkayAfrica, and many other publications. Noisey warned that the band would “burn down the stage, the crowd, and your house”; The Austin Chronicle named BLXPLTN the Texas capital’s “most politically compelling act” and likened their sound to an audio Molotov cocktail. Most notably, they’ve been championed by Afropunk, the activist website dedicated to black culture at its most creative. BLXPLTN was a featured attraction at Afropunk festivals in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

“BLXPLTN muster up the sort of working-stiff punk vibe that makes me smile really wide and also feel like punching someone in the face.”


"Doesn’t matter what hat they put on; BLXPLTN are going to burn down the stage, the crowd, and your house."

- Noisey

"BLXPLTN succeeds at creating aggressive that's aggressively anti-aggression. It's one of the most brilliant tricks they have up their sleeve, that they've created an album full of tracks that stir up your blood to end violence. Few bands in punk history have truly succeeded in walking that line, though many have tried. This album couldn't have come at a more perfect time."

- Afropunk on New York Fascist Week

"With everything going on in the world at the moment, this is the sort of band we need knocking about, wouldn’t you agree?"


"BLXPLTN offer a multitude of unheard perspectives, all of which are in danger of being erased in the city, and audiences seem to draw as much from their radical presentation as the music itself. Crowds that wind up at a show BLXPLTN is playing with no knowledge of the band end up permanently altered, enlightened by the potency of their message and forced to confront the reality about Austin’s progressiveness in a way that is exciting and catchy rather than preachy."

- Morgan Davis, OVRLD