Building Better Bombs
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Building Better Bombs

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This Is A Gang - 4 song 7"
Afro-Punk Comp. Vol. 1 - song "Winter, 01"
Twin Town High Music Yearbook Vol. 8 - song "Safehouse Lament"


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The music of Building Better Bombs is an action-packed freak-out of call and response hardcore. Originally formed as a two-piece in 1999, 18 year olds Stef Alexander and Isaac Gale began experimenting with guitars and a drum machine to create a danceable, beat-heavy punk rock sound. After two years of snapping necks and shredding lung tissue, Isaac moved to Holland to make films, and Stef (also known in the hip hop community as P.O.S.) co-founded Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree Records. Upon Isaac’s return, the two quickly regrouped and enlisted bassist Ryan Olson and drummer Drew Christopherson.

Building Better Bombs’ sound is rarely akin to one particular genre. Drawing from each of their individual influences, from punk rock and hip hop, to film and circuit bending, Building Better Bombs unveils an abrasive onslaught both musically and aesthetically. From the beginning, they have set out to include anyone interested in contributing. From enlisting multiple artists to create 6 different record covers for their recent 7”, to organizing street games and bike rides, a strong sense of community has always been at the heart of their endeavors.

The future looks busy for Building Better Bombs, as they set out to release their debut full-length record. 13 songs clocking in at just 28 minutes, the album is a whirlwind of sonically intense, well-crafted songs that blaze like hardcore, and boom like rap. Four cuts from the album are currently available on their limited run 7” entitled This Is A Gang.