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If you like the emotionally driven punk/post-hardcore in the vein of Small Brown Bike, Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker you may want to check out Vancouver's Things Change recently released their debut three song EP "The Power of the Ocean" and you can stream two of the tracks on the band's bandcamp - the song "Modern Explorers" is a real gem!
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Sledding With Tigers to release first-ever vinyl pressing of “Not The Beatles Yet”, stream new single “Quit YR Job”
California folk-punk group Sledding With Tigers has just announced that they will be releasing the first-ever vinyl pressing of their album Not The Beatles Yet on January 27, 2015 via Antique Records.
The 14-track album is full of many tracks from the group’s early years as well as some studio cuts of some of the band’s live staple tracks. Only 300 copies will be made available in vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.
The first single from the release, “Quit YR Job”, has been launched to the ears of the public and you can stream it here.Add Sledding With Tigers to My Radar
Fat Wreck Chords has just released a “mini-documentary” made by Raw Cut Media about Lagwagon and The Swingin’ Utters. The documentary catches up with the legendary bands over the course of three days while on tour in Canada and captures what life is like on the road for the two band while also giving a glimpse into the making of Lagwagon’s Hang and the Swingin’ Utters’ Fistful Of Hollow. You can check it out below.
Lagwagon have been touring in support of Hang, released October 28th via Fat Wreck Chords. The Utters, meanwhile, have been touring in support of Fistful of Hollow, released November 11th on the same label. Dying Scene was at the Boston show: check out our photos here, and read our recent interview with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape here while you’re at it.Add Lagwagon to My Radar
No Sleep Records offers “No Sleep ‘Till Christmas” compilation (Alcoa, Daisyhead, Seasons Change, and more) for free download
Huntington Beach-based label No Sleep Records have just released their No Sleep ‘Till Christmas compilation today, and they are offering it for free download. You can stream it in full, or snag a copy of your own, below.Add Alcoa to My Radar
Although I question the soundness of touring the Northeast in the middle of winter, One Fell Swoop will do just that, as they head out from their hometown of Yonkers, NY, and hit the cities listed below. Let’s hope they don’t hit any blizzards.
The band released Last Minute Living in October.Add One Fell Swoop to My Radar
Just in time for Christmas, Blacklist Royals are releasing a new track called “Convicts and Choirs,” and you can stream it below. I guess the band was getting into the holiday spirit, because you can also download it for free right here.
The Blacklist Royals most recently released a full-length album titled Die Young With Me, through Krian Music Group.Add Blacklist Royals to My Radar
The 8-track release features some skankin’ Christmas songs, and follows up their MaSKArades Vol. 7: SKAlloween, which you can listen to here if Halloween in December is your thing.Add The Holophonics to My Radar
Perth punk rockers Blindspot are scheduled to release their new EP, You’re So Phoney, on January 17th. Their brand of fast-paced punk interspersed with ska breakdowns is worth checking out, and you can download the title track for free (and/or pre-order the EP) right here, or stream it below.Add Blindspot to My Radar
This song may not be for the average hardcore fan: it is a slow, brooding piano instrumental plus vocals from the Canadian Opera Company. Band member Jonah Falco sums it up this way:
We were thrilled to work with singers from the COC, but when we had a chance to talk to them and get into the rehearsal space, we realized that we had less than 24 hours. We went in with a vague idea, tore it up, started again. We didn’t want to waste those singers in a half-baked punk song. Mike, our guitar player, came up with the shell of an idea of a singer who was lured from her art by the illusion of freedom, promised by a nefarious stranger. We were interested in creating a piece that seized the musical opportunity rather than addressing one particular moment, but the frame of the story–a person who is free leaving the structures in which they’ve grown to do something new only to have that illusion shattered by reality–is a very old narrative, and one that we see echoed throughout stories in this or any other year.
The band released it on their Canadian record label, Arts & Crafts.Add Fucked Up to My Radar
The band also recently announced a co-headlining spring US tour with Title Fight and The Hotelier opening (all tour dates below). Tickets for all shows are now on-sale. The Michigan band released “Rooms of the House” earlier this year via their own Better Living label, in partnership with Staple Records.Add La Dispute to My Radar
San Diego female fronted pop-punk act The Bombpops will be releasing a brand new 7-inch titled “Can O’ Worms” on January 13th. The release will feature two new songs, “Breathe” and “Can O’ Worms”, and you can check out a music video for the title track below.
The 7-inch is available now for pre-order via The Bombpops Bandcamp.
The group most recently released “Stole The TV” back in 2011 through Red Scare Industries.Add The Bombpops to My Radar
“Last Chance To Dance” was released November 25th via Fat Wreck Chords.
CJ’s backing band on “Last Chance To Dance” features Steve Soto and Dan Root of The Adolescents, and Social Distortion drummer David Hidalgo, Jr. The record serves as a follow-up to 2012′s Reconquista.Add CJ Ramone to My Radar