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No Pasaran

Kearny, New Jersey, United States | SELF

Kearny, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Avant-garde


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"Punk Planet - Plug In THe Sand Ep Review"

No Pasaran - Plug Into the Sand CDEP

Considering the influx of tame pop punk that the Garden State has been cranking out for years, it's pleasing to come across a band from the area that packs some grit. No Pasaran utilizes a fair amount of DC post-punk tactics, primarily those of angular surface-level guitar play, rhythmical dance breaks, and atypical transitions. The lyrics, direct and pointed at Jersey's rusted urban ruin and Brooklyn's social pecking order, provide for some interesting concrete points within a sound that's continuously in flux. There's a lot of potential in No Pasaran's knack for creative guitar multi-parting and tactful production, but there's weakness in their regular disjointing and Tom Barrett's [sic] nasal speak-sung vocals that are dangerously derivative of Les Savy Fav. Keep your distance, but maintain a scout's ear as the band develops. (Brian Moss, Punk Planet - January-February 2007 #77)

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- Punk Planet

"Live Review: No Pasaran with The Night Marchers"

For a band that hasn't played together for 10 months, No Pasarans sure had it together. The band keeps post-punk alive in New Jersey with their unrelenting brand of rock. the Jersey City/ Hoboken based band features Eric Mason, also a member of the folk/rock band Secret Country. Here he played bass and guitar and chopped away comfortably. The band opened for John Reis from Rocket From the Crypt, Drive Like Jeju, Hot Snakes, newest band, The Night Marchers. The three guys play in the vein of Fugazi, Q and Not U, Wire, and mix 80's punk like Naked Raygun and Pegboy. "Mobility at Last," was one of favorites of the set. This band needs to play more shows. I can imagine a nice line-up with No Pasarans, Screaming Females, and Black Wine. Don Giovanni Records and Killing Horse Records bands fit perfectly together - Star Beat Webzine

"No Pasaran Interview"

coming soon - Unite Webzine


2005 "Plug in the Sand"
2008 "Credentials" (Internet Only:



With two members of the band hailing from Kearny, NJ and one from Boonton, NJ, iNo Pasaran! (who derive their name from the Spanish phrase, “None shall pass”) have been fixtures in the NYC and New Jersey independent music scene for years. With their roots stemming from bands like Fugazi and 80’s punk such as Naked Raygun. The band consists of Tom Barrett on drums. Barrett plays with a style all his own often interchanging between loud and soft producing an almost schizophrenic rhythm. Romel Espinel and Eric Mason switch between bass and guitar on most songs.Espinel has been part of the New Jersey punk scene since the early 90’s playing in bands such as Dog Tired and They Fought Back. , His guitar role threads simple 4 note leads with furious noise drenched with whirlwinds of distortion. Eric Mason takes on most of the singing duties, while usually laying down the low end on bass or rhythm guitar. Mason bounces around the stage as if channeling the spirits of the late D. Boon. iNo Pasaran! are soaked with both sweet and angry energy.

In 2005 No Pasaran self-released the 6-song "Plug in the Sand" Songs written in 2007 and 2008 were released on the internet-only album "Credentials" which can be heard on their Myspace. In 2010 they signed with Killing Horse Records, and have opened for acts such as The Night Marchers. They are working on releasing another full-length record in the winter of 2010.