Contact

For all press-related matters, contact Bad Channels head-honcho / press agent / all-around renegade Reno Raines at badchannelsrecords@gmail.com.

Interviews

May 25, 2024 - Cullen Gallagher (Demoted / Modern Silent Cinema / steve carface) in Asphyxium Zine.
April 11, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema on Low Budget Visions with Matt Barry.
March 27, 2024 - Cullen Gallagher - (Demoted / steve carface) on Half 'n Hour Boots (Radio Bandito, Italy)

Press

June 14, 2024 - Cullen Brian Gallagher - Self-titled reviewed at Bloggerhythms. "A country music newcomer from New York with a very pleasing voice whose eponymously named debut album sounds like it came from a seasoned veteran. It's an inspired collection loaded with substance."–​Charlie Ricci

June 10, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - The Cabinet of Modern Silent Cinema reviewed at Rosy Overdrive. "Weird and fascinating combination of dub sensibilities, whispering folky guitar, and ambient background noise."

June 7, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - Anemic Music featured at One Track at a Time. "Warped Americana vibes and shaded folk mastery"--Jacob Braybrooke, One Track at a Time

May 1, 2024 - steve carface - Familiar Traps reviewed at Personal Punk. "Primitive, garage punk with basic riffs, harsh vocals, and pounding freneticism... Blessed with one of the vilest guitar sounds I’ve ever heard... Clanging, foundry production and white noise aspects are a breath of fresh air in an age of wiped-clean recordings. In between the thumping garage punk, there are mood changes and unsettling atmospheres to hold the interest of those into the lower budget end of DIY bedroom punk." 

April 28, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - The Cabinet of Modern Silent Cinema reviewed at Lost in a Sea of Sound. "Beautiful sounds, both raw and polished... Omnifarious sounds spraying from the fluidity of a long waterfall. The groove is raw, holding a warmth many listeners will most ebulliently absorb. The quality of recording harks back to early delta blues 78's with connective sonic gems sown throughout. Sometimes there is a feeling this is a lost Fahey or Basho recording, low-fi and a wanderer of tempos and styles. At other times there is the definitive resonance of a much more modern era. Rhythms built with multiple tracks as selections form with sonic sophistication and elegance. Then, back on the train to Chicago to get paid for another two sides of American roots." 

April 12, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed at Strange Reverb. "A tasteful mix of early and later-period hardcore tunes, everything from high powered sleaze-punk jams to sludged out droners are packed into this 9 song mini-LP, and it is not to be ignored... filled to the brim with dark infectious riffs accompanied by devilish shrieks."—CJ Robison

April 12, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema  - Passages X-XXI (for Solo Piano) in "Weirdo Rippers #12" by Simon Kirk at Sun 13."All about the homespun warmth – the crackles you hear throughout these short compositions, courtesy of the lounge room fireplace." 

April 9, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains fan art and review posted at InYourEyes. "Nice classic 'murrica hc album, beautiful because it's raw." ("Bel disco classic ‘murrica hc, bello perchè grezzo.")

April 8, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in Maximum Rocknroll. "Brooklyn’s Demoted has a rough and immediate DIY sound. Simple, but carefully composed."

April 4, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed at Blood Makes Noise. "The garage rock solo and analog feel makes this feel like I'm back at a Sunday afternoon Hardcore matinee in NYC. For you punk hardcore fans the nostalgia of this one will make you right at home."

March 26, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in In Your Eyes Zine. "Un ottimo disco hardcore punk con degli ottimi pezzi, impregnato di una potenza grezza difficile da trovare oggi, al punto che sembra catapultato nel 2024 da un’altra epoca....I pezzi sono abbastanza vari e non disdegnano qualche rallentamento e cambio di tempo di blackflagghiana memoria, cosa che apprezzo molto." (“An excellent hardcore punk record with some great songs, imbued with a raw power that is difficult to find today, to the point that it seems catapulted into 2024 from another era....The pieces are quite varied and unafraid of slowdowns and tempo changes reminiscent of Black Flag, which I really appreciate.")—Marco Borgatti

March 25, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed at Keep Track of the Time. "Keeping the old school hardcore sound alive."—Paul Silver

March 25, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - The Cinema Detective at The Tinnitist, "Modern Silent Cinema Solves The Case Of The Cinema Detective" by Darryl Sterdan. "For his 27th Modern Silent Cinema release in 20 years, the Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist and composer artfully unspools lo-fi, deliberately paced instrumental rock."

March 13, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in Razorblades & Aspirin. "Snotty punk that sounds like it could have come off the Killed By Death Hardcore comps."

March 11, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in mptyzine. "Punk to the bone. Really fast, short and angry. In the mix of hardcore and punk that will remind you of Minor Threat. This is true DIY."

March 7, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in The Switchblade New Wave. "Really cool that a band like this exists in 2024. This band from Brooklyn, NY could have easily been playing shows in the 80's with L.A. bands like Modern Warfare, Secret Hate & Rhino 39. Skewed as fukk Punk Rock with completely angular & twisted guitar lines."—Ralph J. Rivera

March 1, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in Punk Rock Mag. "Hits you like a punch to the gut, drawing clear inspiration from the likes of Minor Threat. With lightning-fast riffs, loads of guitar distortion, and abrupt changes that’ll have you catching your breath one moment and then diving headfirst into a wave of adrenaline... Unmistakable New York grit, honed in basement shows and dive bars, that permeates every riff and lyric. “Demoted” isn’t holding anything back—they’re throwing themselves into the fray with all the ferocity of a Brooklyn street brawl."

February 25, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in Crossed Letters. "Shit, after listening to this new album I have to listen to the band's other stuff too. Here you'll get raw, raucous old school hardcore like Minor Threat! I'll tear the place apart for something like this! Fuzzy guitars, driving drums, raw anger and lots of power! I like it!" ("Scheiße, nachdem ich dieses neue Album gehört habe, muss ich mir auch noch das andere Zeugs der Band reinpfeifen. Hier gibt’s rohen, räudigen oldschool-Hardcore der Marke Minor Threat auf die Ohren! Ich zerleg die Bude für sowas! Fuzzy Gitarren, nach vorne treibendes Schlagzeug, rohe Wut und jede Menge Power! Ich steh drauf!") —Steff

February 13, 2024 - Demoted - Shit for Brains reviewed in Rock Attitude Facezine. "Raw punk rock, sometimes more garage and other times more punk. Our favorite cut is the one that bears the name of the band, 'Demoted.'" ("Nueve temas de crudo punk rock, que a ratos nos parece más garagero y otras más punk. Nuestro corte favorito es para el que lleva el nombre de la banda, 'Demoted.'")

January 12, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - Passages I-IX (for Solo Piano) : "A superb mixture of the ambient and the noir. Contemplative, melancholy, the album's perfect writing music."Joseph Goodirch, author (The Paris Manuscript and Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 19471950).

Radio

June 16, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "George Kaplan Suite: Fortissimo" (from The Cinema Detective) on Radioactivity with Abbie From Mars (WFMU, Jersey City, NJ).
June 11, 2024 - steve carface - "Too Soon to Say" (from Familiar Traps) ranked #10 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
June 10, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains ranked #2 on  Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
June 9, 2024 - steve carface - "Void" (from Familiar Traps) ranked #4 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
June 8, 2024 - steve carface - "Too Soon to Say" (from Familiar Traps) ranked #4 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
June 8, 2024 - Demoted - "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #5 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
June 6, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "George Kaplan Suite: Fortissimo" (from The Cinema Detective) on Scott Williams's Show (WFMU, Jersey City, NJ)
June 4, 2024 - Demoted - "Twitching Eye" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #1 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
June 2, 2024 - steve carface - "Void" (from Familiar Traps) ranked #9 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
June 1, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains ranked #1 on  Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 31, 2024 - steve carface - "Too Soon to Say" (from Familiar Traps) ranked #10 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 30, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains ranked #2 on  Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 28, 2024 - steve carface - "Void" (from Familiar Traps) on Policymaker Radio Hour #9  92.1FM WOMR (Provincetown, MA) / 91.3FM WFMR (Orleans, MA) / Mixcloud
May 24, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains) on E:W:L Indie Review Show
May 24, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Rudolf Arnheim" (from The Cinema Detective) on Obladada Soniko #31 (CAMP Radio, France)
May 24, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #1 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 23, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #1 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 22, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #1 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 21, 2024 - steve carface - "Wall" (from Familiar Traps) ranked #8 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 20, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Come Back to the Corral, Fuzzy St. John" (from The Cabinet of Modern Silent Cinema) on FFFoxy Podcast #242 (Free Form Freakout, Mankato, MN)
May 19, 2024 - steve carface - "Denim Fetish" (from Familiar Traps) on Punks Not Dead episode 197 (Forest of Dean, England)
May 17, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #3 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 16, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "The Death of Cinema" (from Forbidden Frames Soundtrack) on Chuck Nicklow's Popular Culture Process Filter, WRUW FM91.1 (Cleveland, OH)
May 15, 2024 - Demoted - "Demoted" (from Shit for Brains) on Punk Rocks the World  (Vancouver)
May 13, 2024 - steve carface - "Too Soon to Say" (from Familiar Traps) ranked #4 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 12, 2024 - Demoted - "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #1 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 9, 2024 - Demoted - "Stare at the Walls" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #3 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 7, 2024 - Demoted - "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #1 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 5, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Blues for Colonel Brewster" (from The Cabinet of Modern Silent Cinema) on Mixed Bag Sessions (Eternal Fusion, UK)
May 5, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "George Kaplan Suite: Fortissimo" (from The Cinema Detective) on Mixed Bag Sessions (Eternal Fusion, UK)
May 4, 2024 - Demoted - "Twitching Eye" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #4 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
May 4, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Forest Warrior"  (from The Cabinet of Modern Silent Cinema) on Currents with Brian D., WFMU (Jersey City, NJ)
April 27, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Death Whistles the Clues" (from The Cabinet of Modern Silent Cinema) on Currents with Brian D., WFMU (Jersey City, NJ)
April 26, 2024 - Cullen Brian Gallagher - "Dead and Gone" (from Cullen Brian Gallagher) on Messe Radio with Pete Rohde (WMSE Milwaukee 91.7FM)
April 24, 2024 - Demoted - "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #2 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark)
April 21, 2024 - Demoted - "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) on Punks Not Dead episode 193 (Forest of Dean, England)
April 20, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Ah, But Is It Love?" (from The Cabinet of Modern Silent Cinema) on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton, WFMU (Jersey City, NJ)
April 19, 2024 - Cullen Brian Gallagher - "Next Bus Home" (from Cullen Brian Gallagher) on Messe Radio with Pete Rohde (WMSE Milwaukee 91.7FM)
April 19, 2024 - Demoted - "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) ranked #2 on Radio Marlab (Skive, Denmark
April 18, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Quartermain's Revenge" (from Forbidden Frames Soundtrack) on Chuck Nicklow's Popular Culture Process Filter, WRUW FM91.1 (Cleveland, OH)
April 11, 2024 - Modern Silent Cinema - "Quartermain on the Move" (from Forbidden Frames Soundtrack) on Chuck Nicklow's Popular Culture Process Filter, WRUW FM91.1 (Cleveland, OH)
April 5, 2024 - Demoted - "Demoted" (from Shit for Brains) on The Record Party, Episode 36 (Real Punk Radio)
April 1, 2024 - Demoted - "Demoted" (from Shit for Brains) on Punk Rock Demonstration (California)
March 27, 2024 - Demoted - "Shit for Brains" and "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) on Half 'n Hour Boots (Radio Bandito, Italy)
March 27, 2024 - steve carface- "Too Soon to Say" (from Familiar Traps) on Half 'n Hour Boots (Radio Bandito, Italy)
March 26, 2024 - Demoted - "Demoted" (from Shit for Brains) on Clean Nice Quiet (8K.NZ, New Zealand/Dallas, TX)
March 23, 2024 - Demoted - "Lazy Guy" (from Shit for Brains) on Clean Nice Quiet (KPISS.FM)
March 22, 2024 - Demoted - "No Use For You" (from No Use) on Panik Taz (Radiobase, Italy)
March 19, 2024 - Demoted - "Shit for Brains" (from Shit for Brains) on Clean Nice Quiet (8K.NZ, New Zealand/Dallas, TX)
March 18, 2024 - Demoted - "Demoted" (from Shit for Brains) on Ducalic Rock! (Radio Eustachio, Italy)
March 12, 2024 - Demoted - "Shaken" (from Shit for Brains) on Clean Nice Quiet (8K.NZ, New Zealand/Dallas, TX)
March 8, 2024 - Demoted - "I Feel Like Shit" (from Shit for Brains) on Punk AF Radio with Paul Hammond (England)
October 19, 2023 - Demoted - "Picked on" (from No Use) - That’s Not Incredible! (75orless Community Internet Radio)
December 19, 2021 - Demoted - "Not Myself Today" (from Not Myself Today) - Darren's Show (WFMU)
December 17, 2021 - Demoted - "Fading" (from Not Myself Today) - Dot Dash Radio (WFMU)