The Dogmatics are one of those Boston bands I know I need to know more about. The band have been around for around forty years at this point. They had stopped releasing music for thirty years, and then released a new song on Rum Bar Records back in 2019. Well, they're back with another single. "Automat Kalashnikov" sounds like pure classic Dogmatics. Everything about it sounds like they just found a tape in a closet from their first run and decided to put it out. Even the name "Automat Kalashnikov" sounds like a song title from the early 80's. Most of the early Boston punk bands have slowed down or gotten a lot more polished if they're still making music, but not The Dogmatics. This is as wonderfully rough and raw as anything released during that era. And we mean that as the highest compliment.
You can listen to "Automat Kalashnikov" below. The song is available now as a single from Rum Bar Records. You can get a copy over at Bandcamp. For more on The Dogmatics, check out their website.