As far as I know, Mexico is largely ignored and unknown for its great punk/hardcore bands, which is quite a mystery to me since I am fairly certain that a country so large and internally oppressed surely must have some punks screaming into microphones somewhere. Putas Mierdas from Guadalajara are everything I was hoping to hear from the land of my ancestry: pissed off, mid-paced, basic but not bland punk rock drawing influences from the early ‘80s such as Nardcore and Eskorbuto. I hope they don’t take offense to this, but their singer seriously sounds like a punk rock Alex Lora, vocalist for a well-known Mexican rock band called El Tri. Stoked that they’re helping to put Mexico on the punk rock map.
–Juan Espinosa (Adelante, [email protected])