Terrorist offer new EP “Get Your Hand Out Of There” for free download

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM (PST)

Winnipeg hardcore group Terrorist released their new EP, “Get Your Hand Out Of There,” yesterday and it is available for streaming and ‘name your price’ download. Check out the album below.

The band’s most recently released their full length record “Death Culture Economy” in February 2013.

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Members of Fugazi (particularly Ian MacKaye) had a strong dislike of slam dancing at their shows. If someone was being extremely disruptive, the band would have that person escorted from the concert and be given a $5 refund.

Distances stream new full length album “Peaks/Valleys”

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM (PST)

Manitoba’s melodic punk act Distances released their new album “Peaks/Valleys” yesterday and you can stream it in its entirety below.

“Peaks/Valleys” is the group’s debut full length, Distances most recently released their EP “Boulders” in February 2014.

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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes to co-headline December UK tour with The Skints

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PST)

“This one’s a cover” punk supergroup Me First And The Gimme Gimmes will be co-headlining the Jägermeister UK Music Tour in December with East London, reggae infused up-and-comers, The Skints. Check out the dates and locations of the tour stops below.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ latest album Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! was released on May 13th, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Buzzcocks stream new song, detail upcoming album

Posted by GinaVenz on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:21 PM (PST)

The legendary Buzzcocks are releasing their new album The Way this fall!  You can check out a new song titled “It’s Not You,” as well as the full track listing, below.

The record will be released on November 18th via  1-2-3-4 Go! Records.  It will serve as a follow-up to 2006′s Flat-Pack Philosophy LP and is their 9th studio album overall.

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Wolfpack releases debut album and announces Australian tour

Posted by GinaVenz on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM (PST)

Thrash/street punk band Wolfpack is heading out on a country-wide tour in support of their debut album, Seen Not Herd.  The band has a strong commitment to philanthropy, and in fact donates all of their proceeds to charity.  Whatever they earn from this album will go to a dog rescue in their home territory of Victoria, Australia.  You can preview the song “Toxic Times” below.

The tour will feature dates with Morning Glory and The Dwarves.  You can check out the full list of dates and places below.

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Pussy Riot rush to aid of supporter arrested at Harvard lecture

Posted by GinaVenz on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:33 PM (PST)

The ladies of Pussy Riot are back in the news, this time working to free a supporter after their lecture at Harvard University on Monday night.

Roman Torgovitsky was arrested for trespassing during a lecture in which the members of Pussy Riot were participating. After they finished up, band members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina headed to the Cambridge, Mass., police department and demanded his release.  It seems a little unclear if their presence aided in Torgovitsky’s release.

You can read a full news account, plus more on Roman Torgovitsky, here.

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Music Video: Avenged Sevenfold – “Chapter Four”

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM (PST)

Southern California metallers Avenged Sevenfold have premiered a music video for their song ”Chapter 4”, taken from the reissue of their sophomore album, “Waking the Fallen”, which was released via Hopeless Records in August.

The video is comprised of live footage from the same show that was used to film the band’s “Unholy Confessions” video.  Check it out below.

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Ohio punk-and-roll group Red Hot Rebellion are the latest to participate in Paper+Plastick‘s Story/Song series which combines a new song from a participating artist and a comic book inspired by said song.  This edition is titled “Black Magic Dynamite” and you can the song and watch the comic book video for it below.

“Red Hot Rebellion is a band on a mission to save the world with the power of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Along their journey, however, they’ve had their share of run-ins with shady characters. The music business is a slug-fest and only through perseverance and sheer badassery, can a band hope to succeed. Thankfully, Red Hot Rebellion utilizes the powers of black magic and quantum physics to augment their arsenal of incendiary garage punk. This “true story,” expertly illustrated by Benjamin Lande, tells the tale of one fateful night in Columbus, Ohio…”

You can download the song/story for free right here.

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California hardcore act The Ghost Inside will release a brand new album titled “Dear Youth” November 17th on Epitaph Records (pre-order).  To get you fired up you can check out a lyric video for the brand new track “Dear Youth (Day 52)” below.

The Ghost Inside’s last album, Get What You Give came out in June of 2012 on Epitaph.

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Emily’s Army change name to Swimmers

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:50 PM (PST)

I hate it when a band changes its name.  It’s just confusing and not to mention a pain in the ass for music blogs who already have profiles set up for them under their former name.  Well, that’s what Oakland pop-punk act Emily’s Army have done.  Apparently they’re “slowly” changing their name to Swimmers.  You can read some of their explanation for it below:

So there you have it.  If they’re still considered pop-punk this time next year no one can say, but let’s at least hope their young adult selves get better at grammar (not that we can talk much).

Emily’s Army’s… errr…. Swimmers’ new EP Swim was released on July 22nd through Rise Records, who also handled the 2013 release of the band’s sophomore album Lost At Seventeen.

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Album Review: Darko- “Sea of Trees”

Posted by ladyjojo on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:50 PM (PST)

Darko’s most recent EP release “Sea of Trees” is a gold mine.  Melodic, fast, ticked off, and powerful, Darko wastes no time blasting into powerful tracks right out of the gate.

The Surrey 5-piece seem to pull influences from everywhere, including everything from trash metal and pop punk (The singer described the band’s sound as “Anthrax finger banging Blink-182, and they’re loving it.’  Classy.) to grandiose 80’s arena rock.  It should sound confused and overworked, but it ends up as quite the opposite- honest, fast, and full-bodied.  The guitar work and drums here are highly technically polished not in a way which is process in a Macbook, but is based on hours spent practicing intricate transitions.

The opening introduction “Prologue (A Voice Unheard)” packs more interest into 30 seconds than some bands pack into an entire LP.  It doesn’t sound like an introductory track at all; instead it sounds like you cracked open a heavy bomb shelter door, and found an amazing concert already underway on the other side.  Rolling right into “Canthus Viewpoints” Darko pushes onward with vocals just slight off from “clean” while still melodic.  It’s Rancid-esq, in the best possible way.

“Atlas to Atlantis” is an exercise in concision at a quick speed, with sections (around the 2 minute mark) so melodic and sing-able they almost sound like… Fall Out Boy?  While normally that’s not a positive statement, those vocals crashing back into slamming drums and powerful guitar work result in a track that is far from processed radio mush.  And if there was ever doubt about the character of the band, the following track “Hanging Off a Memory” sounds nothing short of vicious.

Really, the EP keeps getting better as it chugs along.  “Timepieces and Lock Shaped Hearts” is probably going to get me a few speeding tickets.  And closer “Seaward” is an all-out assault. By the time singer Smith is bellowing at the end of the track, I’m hooked.

Really, the downside to this EP is that it’s not an LP. If the band can keep from becoming too much of a potential A Wilhelm Scream copy, then they are going to be on everyone’s must-have list.  This is a great sample of some new punk from across the pond, and I can’t wait to hear more.

Darko is about to kick off a small European tour.  Sea of Trees is out now, on Lockjaw records.

5/5 Stars (no, really.)

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Man Overboard announce new EP “Passing Ends”, stream new song “For Vince”

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:29 PM (PST)

Man Overboard have announced a new five song EP entitled “Passing Ends” and are streaming a new song from it called ‘For Vince’ which you can listen to below.

The EP is out October 28th on Lost Tape Collective, the bands label, and is now up for pre-order here. All pre-orders receive an immediate digital download of ‘For Vince.’

“Passing Ends” is the precursor to the bands next LP, which they are currently writing and will be released in 2015 via Rise Records. The EP was recorded at the band’s Small Hill Studio. To finish off the EP, it was mixed and mastered by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, Balance & Composure).

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