A Week In Punk: This Week’s Biggest Stories Recapped (5/5/14)

A WORD FROM OUR HEAD HONCHO

Other than the fact that I love pre “Pennybridge Pioneers” Millencolin enough to STILL be stoked to hear their recording a new album, I don’t have too much to blather on this week that’s related to big headlines.  Instead I’ll just give you a small list of new band discoveries I made since the last time we sent out our fancy little newsletter.  First, a skate punk band called Still Searching grabbed my attention with the first single from their upcoming album “Strike One”.  I’ve only heard the one song but I’m now excited to hear more from them.  Next is a ska punk band from Czech Republic called Jet8 who play some f’ing fantastic ska punk the likes of which I don’t think we’ve seen here in the states for over a decade.  Their “Bear In Mind” EP seriously kicks ass.  A Greek punk band called 10 To Go put a pretty good album as a free download.  Oh, not a new band discovery, but I’m also digging on Jason Cruz of Strung Out’s new solo album when I’m in my mellower mood.  And now back to your regularly scheduled programming…

– Johnny X

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Here’s what you missed, what you ignored and what you’re sick of reading about. 

1. Not to be outdone, Bizarro Dustin has his list of the top ten NYC Punk bands.

2. The Gaslight Anthem covered twopointeight’s “This Is Where We Part.”

3. Chris Creswell of The Flatliners is streaming his upcoming solo album.

4. MxPx is still a band and they announced a few US tour dates.

5. Here’s a cool new band from Norway.

6. Keith Morris talked to Mostly Harmless about his life.

7. Mighty Joe Young of ANTiSEEN passed away.

8. Abraskadabra covered No Use For A Name’s “Not Your Savior.”

9. Here’s the full lineup for New York’s Apple Stomp 2.

10. Dan Trapp, drummer for Sense Fail, has left the band.

DYING SCENE EXCLUSIVE STREAMS

Still Shaking – “BDIY”

These Norwegian skate punks have a new album, Strike One, due out later this month.

Caffiends – “All I Got”

Good ol’ Floridian Pop Punk.

Squarecrow – “Who’ll Stop The Rain?”

This is from a compilation of nothing but punk covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.

Torches To Triggers – Modern Day Monsters

If you like what you hear, be sure to support Torches To Triggers by picking up a copy of Modern Day Monsters on vinyl or CD from Bird Attack Records‘ webstore.

ALBUM REVIEWS

Tiger Lily- Won’t Let This Kill Me EP

“The musicianship is here. Tiger Lily can play their instruments and execute an idea. The problem here is with content. Is what they’re saying, what they’re going for musically, something worthy of admiration? Music is a funny thing; a bad song played well is still a bad song. The same as a good song played poorly is also a bad song. With Tiger Lily, I’m not sure if the songs trapped under their chosen genre leanings are good or bad songs, because the choices they make obscure them to the point of being a footnote in a larger stylistic aping.”

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