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DFMK DFMK Punk Rock Theory
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 17:27
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Like Johnny Depp said in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mexico’ back when he still had something resembling a career: ‘are you a Mexi-can or a Mexi-cant?’. Well, DFMK can most definitely be found in the first category. On their self-titled debut album, these born and bred Tijuana-based punks blast through fifteen no-frills punked up rock ‘n roll tunes with hardcore flavor to boot that bring everything to mind from Circle Jerks and Stooges to Rocket From The Crypt. All of which are good things.

Formed ten years ago, it took DFMK up until now to release a full-length. That is a long time, but it’s not like they spent those years fiddling around with their thumbs up their culos. In spite of the usual setbacks (lineup changes, crappy tours) and some not so usual (cars on fire, cartel confrontations), these guys managed to get plenty of touring done and released 5 EPs along the way.

Which brings us to this, DFMK’s debut full-length. 15 Songs, 29 minutes. Tons of rock ‘n roll swagger, amped up blues riffs, excellent drumming and the kind of surf-y riffs you’d normally associate with north of the border. I have no idea what they are singing about seeing as all the lyrics are in Spanish so I can’t offer any insights in that regard. But musically, these guys have plenty to offer. From the jagged riff that kicks off ‘Mal Presentimiento’ over the short rager that is ‘Fuera de Lugar’ to the Dead Kennedys-esque intro of ‘DIferencias’ and the loose and catchy ‘Momentos Inseparados’, DFMK show that a good thing is worth waiting for.


Track listing:

  1. Mal Presentimiento    
  2. Miedo y Aversión    
  3. Fuera de Lugar    
  4. Donde Apunta La Aguja    
  5. Ya No Quiero Ser Punk    
  6. Espacios Vacíos    
  7. Pobres Diablos    
  8. Obsesión    
  9. Diferencias    
  10. Momentos Inesperados (Otra Noche En La Ciudad Pt. 2)    
  11. Ciudad de Nadie    
  12. Rita    
  13. Frida No Es Sofia    
  14. Vitaminas    
  15. Year Of The Snake
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.