The Backpatches of NYC (Collection 13) by Adel Souto (

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Lucky number 13 gives us some great jackets, vests, and coats from around New York City. Row one begins with a large one for Boston hardcore outfit Opposition Rising, then J (from Collection 1) returns with another neat vest, and it ends on a local spreading the word about NYC punks Heavy Negatives. Our second row got going with a large Slayer patch for their Hell Awaits EP, centered by one of my favorites of this project with a hand-painted number for Murder Junkies, and closes on the absence of a backpatch that still leaves one with an impression it’s promoting some black metal band. The last row starts with a handmade patch for feminist fanzine Bros Fall Back, is centered by hardcore punks The Varukers, and finishes on one for—what I assume to be—a band called Point Break, but failed to get any info one them; (though there is a Brit pop act, and an Italian metalcore band with the same name) I doubt it’s either, so feel free to point me in the right direction.


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