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Hawaii

Hawaii:

Order of the White Rose



CITY: Hawaii
SONG TO DOWNLOAD:

hawaii_whiterose
CITY: Haiku
SONGS THAT GOT US: “Captain Cook Made a Good Dinner,” “World Is Burning Down”
MYSPACE ADDRESSmyspace.com/whiterosepunk
RECORD LABEL
: Unitree

WHY THEM? Lashing out against the cover band/good-time-ska hell that is the Hawaiian music scene, Order of the White Rose roll out dark, punishing music that runs the fine line between punk and metal in the same way that DC bands like Void did 30 years ago. The distinction with Order of the White Rose is that they filter their music through a brutal political lens, in a way that is truly Hawaiian.

BONUS BIT! “Your History Is Not My Story” is the band’s motto — something tells us it might be a while until the state tourist board adopts that one.