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Cook Bag streaming new EP

A few months ago, we did a Band Spotlight on an up-and-coming punk band from Boston called Cook Bag. Well, they’re back, and they just released a brand new 5-song EP.

If you enjoyed the band’s single “June 4th”, I recommend checking out EP II below. And be sure to head over to their bandcamp page to grab a copy if you like what you hear.



Energy stream new EP “Under the Mask”

Boston punks Energy just released their new EP Under the Mask, and it’s now available to stream.

Give the EP a listen below, and head over to their bandcamp page to grab it digitally or on CD.

The band will be embarking on a UK tour with Miss Vincent later this month.



DS Exclusive: Losers Circle (Boston punk) streams new album and announces tour dates

Boston punks Losers Circle (featuring members of Refuse Resist and The Radicals) are getting set to release their aptly-named debut full-length album, Took Long Enough.  You can check it out in its entirety below.

You can catch Losers Circle on tour in the upcoming weeks as well, as they head out to the South and Midwest, ending with an album release party at the Midway Cafe in Boston on August 6th.  All the dates and places are also below.



Goldfinger stream new album “The Knife”

Goldfinger‘s new album The Knife was released today, July 21st, through Rise Records. The album is streaming is available to stream on Spotify. Head over here to give the record a listen.

The Knife is Goldfinger’s first LP in nearly a decade, following 2008’s Hello Destiny. The band will be touring in support of the record this summer. See if they’re playing near you below.



Western Settings begin working on new album “Another Year”

San Diego punks Western Settings have announced they are currently demoing music for a new album titled Another Year. The record is being produced by Dead To Me‘s Tyson “Chicken” Anncharico, who handled production duties on the band’s Old Pain EP.

Another Year is slated to release sometime next spring. We’ll keep you posted as more details are revealed on the follow-up to 2015’s Yes It Is. For the time being, the band will be touring the US with Swingin’ Utters – see if they’re coming to your town below.



7Years release music video for “Here and Now”

Italian melodic punks 7Years have released a music video for “Here and Now”, which is taken from their new album Lifetime. Check it out below.

Liftime was released on July 7th through Inconsapevole Records. It follows 2014’s Psychosomatic.



DS Exclusive: In Evil Hour (UK, Melodic Hardcore) stream upcoming album “Lights Down”

North East England’s melodic hardcore/street punk mainstays In Evil Hour are releasing their new album, “Lights Down”, on August 2nd. The album is the first full length since 2013’s full length “The World Bleeds Out” – and the follow up to 2015’s EP “Built On Our Backs”. The political 4 piece, who described themselves as being influenced by bands such as AFI, Bad Religion and Rise Against, offer up a real synoptic record with “Lights Down” – it’s equal parts 90s skate punk sensibilities, 2000s hardcore rawness and a tint of street punk that adds an angular element to their sound.

Here at DS, we are giving you the opportunity to listen to “Lights Down” before the release, which coincides with the band’s appearance on the main stage at this year’s Rebellion Festival. Get album details – and hear the album – below.



DS Exclusive: Sketchy (Punk) Premieres “Street Sharks” From Upcoming LP Heck

Two years after their last full length I Wanted This To Go Different was released, this brooklyn punk quintet is back with another brand new LP, due out on August 4th via FTLP Records. Heck is a twelve track tour de fierce, which maintains the act’s raw, authenticated brand of punk rock. From the few tracks that we’ve heard, it very well could wind up on a few DS Top 10 Albums of The Year lists. Old school sound with a dash of new school flare that appeals to a large population of punks. Get on over to Bandcamp and pre order this one, kiddies (and you can also stream the incredible debut single Never Meant to Get This Old). The lads will be playing a bunch of shows in support of the album so head over to their Facebook page to see if they’re coming to your ‘hood! ! Until then, we’re supremely happy to present you with the exclusive premiere of “Street Sharks”. Stream this awesome, minute and twenty ripper, below!



Bat$hit!crazy unfurl their supple, leathery wings to reveal a new video

Sorry, but I’ll take any excuse to use the word “supple.”

We recently covered Bat$hi!crazy’s new EP, and now they’ve released a video for the song “Bats In the Belfry.”

Chuck from the band describes the project as “Pop Punk Hardcore Horror Rock N’ Roll.” Pretty much on the nose.

The video is footage from an old timey horror movie about, wait for it,

bats.

Judging by the look of it, I can only guess that the woman in it was referred to as “dame” an awful lot. Check it out below!

Supple.



Active Slaughter (Punk) release video for “Sea Shepherd”

London punks Active Slaughter have released a music video for the song “Sea Shepherd” which is featured on their new record “Tomorrow’s Too Late”. Watch the video below.

The band, who are known for their lyrics focusing on animal rights, had this to say about the song:

“We’d like to dedicate this new song and video to all those amazingly brave activists who risk their lives and freedom for the Sea Shepherd campaigns in defense of our ocean’s beautiful inhabitants.”

“Tomorrow’s Too Late” was released on July 17th via Grow Your Own Records.



The Domestics (Hardcore Punk) stream teaser track “Don’t Tell Me What Love Is”

UK hardcore punk band The Domestics are streaming a teaser track from their upcoming album “Cherry Blossom Life”.

“Cherry Blossom Life” will be released on August 4th via TNS Records. They will also be releasing a 7″ of cover songs called “Pissing On Perfection” on the same date!

Check out the new single called “Don’t Tell Me What Love Is”, along with a cover of “Distort Japan” by GAUZE below.



Spirits (Hardcore) release details for upcoming album “Unrest”

Boston straight edge band Spirits  have released details of their upcoming album “Unrest”. You can listen to the two songs streaming and check the tracklist out below.

“Unrest” is the bands second LP and will be released on September 8th.



EP Review: Abolitionist – ‘The Pinnacle’

Abolitionist always skirted classification for me. Their sound is an amalgam of post-hardcore and just plain old punk rock, but it doesn’t really name check the former in the usual ways. It’s melodic, but not too melodic; there are tunes, but they’re shouty and muted in the way that the emocore coming out of DC was during the Revolution Summer. It wouldn’t be too insane to say they got a sort of garage rock Rites of Spring vibe. Listen to End on End? You hear it? It’s kinda there, right? But, Abolitionist isn’t emo, nor can they really take the -core suffix. When I group them with others in my mind, I’m not putting them with Title Fight, Dowsing, or any other emo revival group; you see, Abolitionist– above and beyond their sound– are a political punk band. I have them firmly in the realm of Propagandhi and the Rebel Spell. Where Propagandhi uses riffs and thrash inspired shred to direct their political and social rage, Abolitionist uses crunchy power chord progressions and bare-bones guitar melodies– different tools, same toolbox.

The Pinnacle is the latest EP from the Portland quartet, four songs that carry the common theme of struggling with the modern world, sometimes tearing down a falsely comforting construct (the ‘tree farms’ in “That’s No Forest, Stupid”) or even a call to arms against our own selves (“Not Alone”). The songs comes together as short blasts of cagey punk energy, paranoid and isolated, simultaneously resigned and focused. Even during the hopefulness on “Not Alone,” where vocalist Dustin Herron calls for us to become aware and supportive of the social contract, there’s frustration coiled between the lines.

It’s this frustration that bleeds into Abolitionist’s sound, which has the same grey and rain as the city they come from. “We Are the Pinnacle” might be one of the catchier songs on The Pinnacle, opening the album with sharp declaratives and a sense of guitar melody that wouldn’t be out of place on an early Hot Water Music album. “Surrounded By Everyone” is almost hypnotic in its repeating riff, represented both by chords and single notes, alluding to and maximizing the paranoia of the lyricism. It’s all simple stuff, minor key and muted, with shout-sung melodies laid over top– but it’s the right decision for the near-apocalyptic resolve in their lyrics.

The Pinnacle is a strong EP with a sound that doesn’t fit neatly anywhere, except within the broad scope of punk rock. Songs like “That’s No Forest, Stupid” cover ideas that aren’t typical topics in the political punk oeuvre, while the EP-ender “Not Alone” pushes against convention and offers not only umbrage, but solutions. The Pinnacle might not be for everyone, and even I could admit that with double the songs, it would run the risk of bleeding together into a droney mess. But, the EP that was delivered is the perfect length, with four short songs coupled with concise messages and a punchy sound. And in punk rock, no matter the subgenre, that’s about all you need.

4/5 Stars



Resistors release new ‘Pay What You Want’ EP ‘Everything is Cool, Dudes’

Brooklyn based melodic punk act Resistors has just surprised us all with a new EP. ‘Everything is Cool, Dudes’ is out immediately for ‘Pay What You Want’.

Head down below to check it out. 



DS Competition: Win 2 tickets to Rebellion Festival 2017 (Blackpool, UK)

It’s just over two weeks until the annual punk gathering that is Rebellion Festival returns to the north west of England.  This year sees headliners including Bad Religion, The SkidsSlavesSham 69 and Pennywise. Tickets are still on sale – but here at DS we are giving 2 tickets away to one lucky competition. All you have to do is reply to the Facebook post about the competition with the band you’d most want to watch at the festival. A name will be chosen at random next Tuesday (25th July).

 The full line-up is up here – with DS’s guide to the best bands to watch while you’re there up too. If you’ve never been before, it’s considered one of the best punk festivals in the world for good reason…