TC Electropunk Vol. 6 out this week

There's something to be said for a scene that is as easily identifiable as it is unified. Over the past seven years the self-described Twin Cities electropunk scene has done an impeccable job of branding itself to outsiders via a series of free compilations.

In this year's liner notes for

TC Electropunk, Vol. 6

, Death by Karaoke's Emil Hyde shines some light on what, exactly, fuels this very specific genre of music: "It's simply what happens when you take a generation of bored teens and twentysomethings -- raised on hardcore punk, British techno, Nintendo, and Doritos -- and place cheap digital recording technology within their grasp."

And while the scene is small -- they've featured 53 bands over six compilations, many with repeat appearances -- its DIY spirit courses through the tracks of this year's disc and serves as an apt "state of the union" of the current electropunk community.

Download (right click): TC Electropunk, Vol. 6

Many of the bands on this year's disc will be at Club Underground this Saturday, December 3, for the compilation's release show. All attendees will receive a free physical copy of the disc; check the flyer below for all the details. Previous compilations are available for free download on the TC Electropunk website.

TC Electropunk Vol. 6 out this week

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