Formed in 2018, Chicago’s BUGGIN are keeping hardcore fun. The young quartet have quickly made a name for themselves with inescapable grooves and sneering energy. Originally known as Buggin Out, taken from the 1989 film Do The Right Thing, the now named BUGGIN took it upon themselves to play the type of straight up hardcore they found lacking in their scene, vibrant and unpretentious. Founded on a shared love of Rzl Dzl, Bad Brains, Mental and Beastie Boys, and not taking themselves too seriously, the band is made up by Bryanna Bennett (vocals), Peyton Roberts (guitar), Brandon Santos (bass), and Michael Rasmussen (drums).
In early 2021, BUGGIN join the Flatspot Records ranks with their new two song release Brainfreeze, featuring the single of the same name that explores a lack of ability to express feelings for another person while the b-side features a rip roaring cover of Beastie Boys’ “Gratitude”. Recorded, mixed and mastered in the band’s hometown of Chicago with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Recording, with the exception of the vocals which were recorded in Philadelphia with Aaron Heard (Jesus Piece), BUGGIN’s crisp production and refreshing drive come across effortlessly. Having shared the stage with the likes of Show Me the Body, Ekulu, Illusion, as well as appearances at LDB Fest and the Rumble, after only a demo and their 2020 Buggin Out EP, BUGGIN are just starting to share their wealth of energy with the world of hardcore.
02. Gratitude (Beastie Boys)