Tour
Sick Of It All announce Asia tour

Hardcore legends Sick Of It All have announced they will be heading out on a tour through Asia at the end of the year. You can find the tour dates and locations below.

Sick Of It All is set to play Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, and a full 5 dates in Japan along the way.


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Music Video: Single Mothers – “People Are Pets”

London, Ontario punks Single Mothers have premiered a music video for the track “People Are Pets.” You can watch it below.

The track is taken from the band’s sophomore album Our Pleasure, which was released in the UK and EU by Big Scary Monsters, and worldwide by Dine Alone Records, on June 16.


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GEZAN (Japan dream punk/punk-rock) stream new track “Ambient Red”

Tokyo, Japan based dream punk/punk-rock outfit GEZAN are currently streaming their new track “Ambient Red.” You can listen to it below.

“Ambient Red” is taken from the band’s upcoming 7′ single Absolutely Imagination. The single is set to be released on July 12 via KiliKiliVilla, you can find the cover art below the track.


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Turnover stream new track “Super Natural” from upcoming full length

Virginia Beach emo quartet Turnover are currently streaming a brand new track titled “Super Natural.” You can listen to it below.

“Super Natural” is taken from the band’s recently announced upcoming album release, Good Nature. The album is set to be released on August 25 via Run For Cover Records. You can find the album art above, and the tracklist below the video.


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Music Video: A Better Hand (Minnesota Pop-Punk) – “So Long Goodbye”

Minneapolis, MN based pop-punks A Better Hand have premiered a music video for the track “So Long Goodbye.” You can watch it below.

“So Long Goodbye” is taken from the band’s recently released EP The Longest Drive, which was released on March 12. You can find the stream for the EP below the video.


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Tour
Touche Amore announce fall headline tour with Single Mothers and Gouge Away

California post-hardcore outfit Touché Amoré have announced a run of tour dates in the United States. You can find dates, locations, and the tour poster below.

Joining Touché Amoré across all dates will be London, Ontario punks Single Mothers and Fort Lauderdale, Florida based hardcore band Gouge Away.


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Music Video: Trash Boat – “Tring Quarry”

UK pop-punk act Trash Boat have premiered a music video for their track “Tring Quarry.” You can watch it below.

“Tring Quarry” is taken from their latest album, Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through, which was released on June 17th via Hopeless Records.


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Exclusive Stream
DS Exclusive: Oh the Humanity! (pop punk) streams new album, “Tired Ears”

Boston punks Oh The Humanity! are on the verge of releasing a 5-track EP called Tired Ears, and you can stream it in full below.

Tired Ears will be released on June 30th via Ocelot Records.  Oh the Humanity!  will be heading out on tour with their Ocelot labelmates, The Hideout, which will culminate in a performance at FEST.

If you like what you hear, you can pick up Tired Ears as a digital download or as a limited edition 10″ here.


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Album Review
Album Review: The Dopamines – ‘Tales of Interest’

Quit your job, shred your bills, and toss out all that Perrier in your fridge. The Dopamines are back with a brand new full length album to remind you that maybe life isn’t all that great but at least alcohol exists. After a five year wait between albums, Tales of Interest carries a lot of weight on its shoulders, but in true Dopamines fashion the band doesn’t really seem to care for the expectations that others have set for them.

Tales of Interest is a darker album. While The Dopamines’ lyrical themes have always struck a chord with the jaded and jobless, the glossy production and brevity of the music added an air of humor to them before. Here, the guitars are heavier than they’ve ever been before, and though it’s not uncommon to hear tones like this coming from a midwestern punk band, it’s new for The Dopamines and it lends a more sinister feeling to lines like “I’ve got so much more drinking to do, mistakes that I’ll consequently blame on you” (“The King of Swilling Powers I, II, III”) and “Sometimes I just want to pull out a gun and shower you all in my brains” (“Business Papers,” a re-recording of the band’s contribution to The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore).

That’s not to say that Tales of Interest is a completely new version of The Dopamines. The album’s second half contains a handful of songs with the classic Dopamines structure (“Pavlovian Fixtures,” “Open Letter,” “Expect the Worst”). They’re just played by a band with more experience and confidence in their abilities, and willing to experiment. “Kalte Ente” is an instrumental tune, “The King of Swilling Powers (Part I, II, III)” is three and a half minutes long, and “083133” contains a harsh breakdown, all things that the Dopamines haven’t done before. The band even recorded the album as a four piece (although they’ve toured and played shows with a second guitarist in the past, they officially added Rad Girlfriend Records founder / Raging Nathans guitarist Josh Goldman to the lineup a few years ago)- another first for the band.

Change isn’t something we might not have wanted from The Dopamines, but it’s certainly something that they needed. Another Expect the Worst or Vices this is not, and Tales of Interest is all the better for it.

4 / 5 stars

RIYL: The Copyrights, Dillinger Four, Rivethead


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Get rad with The Jukebox Romantics new video single, “Breaking Rad”

New York punk-rock heartthrobs The Jukebox Romantics have unveiled a stream and a video of a new track, “Breaking Rad”. Check it out after the jump.


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Signing
The Lilllingtons sign to Fat Wreck Chords

Ladies and gentlemen, The Lillingtons, legendary midwest punkers, have signed to Fat Wreck Chords.

The band recently released the Project 313 EP through Red Scare, and will be releasing a new full length trough Fat Wreck later this year. You can catch them (with me) at The Fest in October.

These guys are legendary, and their signing to Fat Wreck is well deserved and very cool news. If you can’t wait for more Lillingtons, check out a stream of the Project 313 EP here.


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Music
Over Time (Denver Punk) stream debut EP “Chances”

Denver punks Over Time have released their debut EP, Chances, and are streaming the whole thing now.

You can give it a listen below.

Chances was released on June 13th, 2017.


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