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Useless ID release music video for “How to Dismantle an Atom Bomb”

Israeli punk veterans Useless ID have released a music video for “How to Dismantle an Atom Bomb”, which appears on their latest album State is Burning. Check it out below.

Guitarist Ishay Berger had this to say about the song and video:

“The situation at home is sometimes so frustrating that it seems like a hotbed of conflict and anger for everyone involved. These things affect and change people’s lives, and we address these feelings in our song. We feel that the lyrics and the images of the video connect strongly.”

State is Burning was released in 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords. The band’s currently touring Europe and will be playing some Japanese shows immediately after that.



Four Year Strong releasing compilation of rare, unreleased and acoustic songs

Massachusetts pop-punks Four Year Strong have announced they will be releasing a compilation album on September 8th through Pure Noise. Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won’t will feature “rarities, unheard originals, unplugged classics and reimagined favorites”.

Check out the acoustic version of “Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die” below, and head over to the band’s webstore to get your pre-orders in.

FYS last released their self-titled album in 2015. They’ll be touring the US in support of their sophomore album Rise or Die Trying‘s 10th anniversary later this year; those dates are below.



World War Me (Rock) release two music videos in anticipation of debut album


Brimming with early 2000’s pop punk-isms akin to My Chemical Romance, Alkaline Trio, and New Found Glory; Chicago natives World War Me are gearing up to release their debut album via SharpTone Records later this year.

In anticipation, the band has released videos for two new singles which you can watch below.



Four Lights and Squarecrow release split video

Seattle based punks Four Lights recently teamed up with San Diego’s own Squarecrow, to release a split EP. The 7″ came out July 1st via Bomb Pop Records.

To support this release, the bands decided to record a split video. You can check out the visuals accompanying Four Lights’ ‘Three Strikes is a Turkey’ and Squarecrow’s ‘I’ll Add a Laugh Track’ below.



The Bombpops perform “Watch Me Fold” live from The Rock Room

San-Diego stationed pop punks The Bombpops recently caught up with the good folks over at ‘Live From The Rock Room’ for a live session.

You can catch their performance of the song ‘Watch Me Fold’ below.

‘Watch Me Fold’ comes from the bands latest album, Fear of Missing Out, which was released on February 10th through Fat Wreck Chords.



All Found Bright Lights announce new mini-album, release music video for track “Beacon”

Nagoya, Japan based pop-punk act All Found Bright Lights have announced they will be releasing a new mini-album and have premiered a music video for a new track “Beacon.” You can watch it below.

The track is taken from the new album titled nautilus, which is set to release on August 2nd via Tonight Records in Japan. You can find the album art and tracklist below the video.



Seaway release music video for new track “Apartment”

Canadian pop-punks Seaway have premiered a music video for a new song titled “Apartment.” You can watch it below.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album titled Vacation, which is set to be released on September 15th. Seaway have also revealed the album art and tracklist, which you can find below the video.



Music Video: The Playbook – “Reach”

Australian pop-punks The Playbook have recently released a new single titled “Reach.” The band has also premiered a music video for the track, which you can watch below.

“Reach” is taken from their upcoming album All I Am Is What You Left Behind, which is due out later this year.



Album Review: Rayner – ‘Disasters’

Even if you’ve only seen their name in print beforehand and Disasters marks your first run-in with Rayner, this EP will make you feel like you’ve been listening to Rayner for years. In just under 20 minutes, Rayner have crafted a comfortable and inviting listen.

Much like many other bands are doing these days, their brand of pop punk trades in the blistering speed and anger of their 90’s forefathers for slower, more inwardly introspective tunes. With familiar sounds and lyrical themes that can be easily recognized by anyone attempting to make sense of living in the modern age, it’d be easy to call them jaded but there’s also an underlying hint of optimism in these songs.

Life is a struggle, that’s for sure. But it’s less so when you’ve got bands like Rayner on your side, composing a soundtrack to help form some sort of structure to get you through it.

3.5 / 5 Stars

RIYL: The Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Iron Chic

Listen to Disasters here .



Amuse (pop punk) release lyric video for “I Want To Believe”

Indiana pop punks Amuse have released a lyric video for their song “I Want To Believe.”

You can check it out below.

“I Want To Be Believe” comes from the bands’ upcoming EP Life Sucks, which is set to be released on August 4th, 2017.



For The Win release new video for “All Or Nothing”

San Diego pop-punks For The Win have premiered a  video for “All or Nothing”, taken from their Victory Records re-released album “Heavy Thoughts”, out August 25th. You can listen below.

Album pre-orders are up now.



Off The Avenue release second installment of their Live Basement Sessions videos

Off The Avenue, the new pop punk project formed by Seven Thirty Seven frontman Mike Geraci, are streaming the second in a series of live session videos. This video is for new track “Anxiety”. You can watch it below.

The video follows last month’s live version of debut single “On The Edge“.



DS Photo Gallery: Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Barb Wire Dolls and The Ataris at Vans Warped Tour in Mansfield

There are a lot of descriptors you can use to help quantify the experience that is the Vans Warped Tour circa 2017, but perhaps the most accurate — and non-judgmental — is “total sensory overload.” Now in its 23rd year and counting, the annual touring punk rock summer camp has morphed into a monster: ten hours and seven stages spread across numerous acres playing host to seventy-ish hard and loud and fast bands, each with their own brightly colored merchandise tent selling the entire gamut of logo-adorned paraphernalia (t-shirts and hats and shoes and belt buckles and skateboard decks and flags and rubber ducks and on and on and on), and that’s before you factor in the food vendors and the independent merchandise vendors and the gigantic Slip ‘N Slide. All of the above is also before you account for the weather, which typically qualifies as hot and steamy but on occasions like last week in Mansfield, Massachusetts, consisted of rain that was certifiably torrential.

The rains came early and often with the sky opening up almost exactly as the gates to the Xfinity Centre  amphitheater grounds did the same. Thunder and lightening made repeat appearances as well, causing a few temporary shutdowns in the action, pushing set times back for most of the day. While bottled water is typically one of the most sought-after commodities at Warped Tour stops, on this particular day it was $5 plastic rain ponchos, though any expectation that they were going to keep their users completely dry was obviously a mistake. Still, it was something, especially if you weren’t one of the masses lucky enough to be in attendance primarily for bands playing under the covered portion of the venue and were relegated to the side stages in the parking lot areas. As you can probably surmise from this discussion, we were there for the parking lot stages.

Having focused on some of the older school bands last weekend in Hartford, we turned our attention elsewhere during the deluge in Mansfield, namely to Bad Cop/Bad Cop. We had missed the Fat Wreck Chords foursome at the Connecticut stop due to the timing of their pre-noontime set, so we made it a point to be present this time. The band filled their eight-song set with tracks from their two full-length albums (2015’s Not Sorry and last month’s stellar Warriors) and played with such a blistering pace that they were able to squeeze a ninth song (“Asshole,” from their 2014 Boss Lady EP) into their scheduled twenty-five-minute set. Say what you will about the concept of divine intervention, but clearly something was at play, as shortly after the band took the stage, the rain not only stopped, but the sky cleared up enough to allow the sun to make a welcome appearance that lasted, all told, about an hour, a welcome mid-afternoon respite for sure.

The weather conditions made photography more than a little bit of a difficult proposition for our lowly-trained camera jockey (read as: me). Still, after having just kinda given in to the rain at one point, we were able to catch all or part of super enjoyable sets from Alestorm (a pirate-themed enjoyably gimmicky schtick band), the mighty Valient Thorr, Municipal Waste, Sonic Boom Six and The White Noise. We also shot…and maybe fell in love with…five-piece Greek rock and roll band Barb Wire Dolls. Frontwoman Isis Queen is one of the more enigmatic, quintessentially “rock star” performers we caught during our two Warped Tour stops, with a five-piece band (rounded out by bassist Iriel Blaque, Pyn Doll and Remmington on guitar and Krash Doll on drums) that remained especially tight and high energy in spite of the conditions.

We also caught a spirited set by The Ataris. We’ll be honest; aside from founding frontman Kris Roe, we can’t honestly say we know who’s actually, officially, in The Ataris at this point in 2017. They’ve sorta become Goldfinger or the touring version of MxPx in that regard. But they’re good; they’re real good. The band’s set, particularly tracks like “Your Boyfriend” and, of course, their set-closing cover of “The Boys of Summer” was well received by the soggy masses, and Roe and company promised to play a much longer, higher energy set when they return to the area with The Queers later this summer.

Check out our full photo gallery below.



Billie Joe and Tim Armstrong release song benefiting 924 Gilman

Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong have collaborated to release a song called “If There Was Ever A Time”. You can give the it a listen below.

The track is available physically on a flexi 7″ and digitally. All proceeds from sales will be going to Berkeley’s iconic non-profit, all-ages club 924 Gilman.

“If There Was Ever A Time” will also be appearing in the upcoming documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.



The Lillingtons announce Midwest tour

Wyoming pop-punk veterans The Lillingtons have announced they will be touring the Midwest next month. Check out the dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

The band recently released the Project 313 EP through Red Scare. They just signed with Fat Wreck Chords and plan to release a new full-length album later this year.