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Hakan (garage punk) stream new album LP “II”

Italian garage punkers Hakan are streaming their upcoming LP, II, a week before it’s official release. The new 13-track album was recorded in the band’s home studio with a multi-track recorder – not what you would think after hearing this big production.

You can stream the whole thing below.

This is the band’s second album, which serves as follow-up to their 2015 self-titled full-length.



Interview: SWMRS’ Seb Mueller Discusses Tour and Film Photography (w/ Photos)

All photos courtesy of Seb Mueller.

If you find yourself flipping through just about any music magazine these days, chances are, you’re going to come across SWMRS. The west coast band is making a name for themselves with their raw song-writing and catchy pop hooks, never sacrificing rock for melody. I got the chance to catch up with SWMRS’ bass-playing extraordinaire, Seb Mueller, who is taking the whirlwind in stride, all while touring the UK this summer and juggling his film photography at the same time.

In this exclusive interview, we get an insider’s view of some of Mueller’s personal favorite shots from his last tour in the UK and some insight into how and why he chose film photography as another expressive outlet. Read the full interview and check out the photos below the cut.



Oakland’s Everyone Is Dirty (psych garage pop) stream cover of Bowie’s “Andy Warhol”

Like many other bands in the Bay Area, Oakland’s Everyone Is Dirty preformed a Halloween cover set over the weekend.

The violin-wielding quartet covered David Bowie at San Francisco’s Brick and Mortar Music Hall, and recorded a take of “Andy Warhol” at their home studio.

Listen to the song below.



DS Photo Gallery: Dan Webb and the Spiders/Bundles Album Release Show (Boston, MA)

Dan Webb

A couple of yours truly’s favorite hometown bands recently teamed up to throw a record release party in honor of their new split 12-inch, and the result was one of the most enjoyable show-going experiences of the year in the local music scene.

The two bands of honor in this case were Dan Webb and the Spiders and Bundles. Their split, which you can still stream here, marks the first release on the American imprint (run by Webb himself) of German-based Gunner Records. The evening’s festivities took place at O’Brien’s Pub in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, a no-frills bar in one of the few no-frills neighborhoods left in an increasingly gentrifying city. O’Brien’s has long provided a dark, sweaty bastion for up-and-coming local and smaller national touring bands (shoutout to the great and terrible Ryan Agate), making it the perfect backdrop for the occasion.

Birdwatching

The first band out of the chute on this particular evening was Birdwatching. For the uninitiated (as I was until showtime), Birdwatching are a local three-piece who, despite being a newcomer to the scene in ever sense, seem to have perfected the sort of lo-fi, odd-time signatured indie punk sound that’s been building over the last couple years. They’ve got an album release show of their own in a couple weeks that Bundles will actually be opening, a clear sign that Birdwatching aren’t going to be “up-and-coming” for very long.

Dan Webb and the Spiders

While they very easily could have been headlining this particular show, Dan Webb + The Spiders actually played second out of the four bands on the bill. As I’ve told you before, they’re a four-piece that grew out of a one-man project, and they grab you by the scruff of the neck and forces you to pay attention, with a sound that owes more than a little bit of inspiration to the heyday of punk-infused ’90′s garage rock. On the split that this show was celebrating, tracks like “”No Excuse” pay sonic homage to Brit-pop bands, while the band bring more of an uptempo banger vibe to “Odd Combinations” and a throwback Lemonheads vibe on “Running Around” and “Inside the Cage,” though only the former and latter tracks made it into the setlist on this occasion.

No Weather Talks

Germany’s No Weather Talks played third, and marked a pleasant surprise if ever there was one. I’d admittedly not heard them…or heard of them…prior to this occasion, but they made quick fans out of myself and many others in the crowd by midway through their first song. Playing entirely on gear borrowed from Webb and his cronies, the Hamburg-based five pieced play a surprisingly tight set of tunes that are sort of a modern rock take on a classic skate-punk sound. The only band listed on their Facebook page as an influence is Samiam, and I would go so far as to say that a No Weather Talks – Samiam comparison is entirely accurate, if Samiam were fronted by a dynamic female vocalist, in this case the captivating Faye Herr.

Bundles

What can I say about Bundles that I haven’t said before? Hmmm…well…let’s see. The band consists of three dudes with questionable tastes in guitar tuners and facial hair and even more questionable penchants for quad-revealing short shorts. I kid. Not really. Well…kinda. Anyway, Bundles have become one of my favorite local live bands in relatively short order. While they band joked that they had no business closing a show after sets by the three bands that came before them, that speaks more to the strength of the bill than it does to their own prowess, as evidence by the way they plowed through their set in prototypical punk rock fashion. While the sound is still an intense version of post-hardcore, what has changed a little as the band has grown over the last year or so is the more toned-down points in some of the newer tracks (like “Welcome To The Rusty Nail” from the aforementioned split), proving that 1000mph isn’t always a necessity to get the point across.

Check out our full photo gallery from the evening below.

 



Music Video: Red Tank! – “Anthropocene (Revelations)”

Photo by Annabelle Klick

There always seems to be just a little more thought behind Red Tank! frontman Clipper “Danger” Arnold’s rage than you might see from your average punk band, and that distinction became intensely obvious with the release of Red Tank!’s newest video “Anthropocene (Revelations)” off their sophomore full-length BIO/FEEDBACK.

“The video is a melding of organic and technological, the real and the absurd, and rebuilding after the fall of civilization,” says the band. And it’s definitely the right style of video to follow the record’s first single “Obelisk” which may rank a little more “punk” than “Anthropocene” but which as a video pales in comparison in concept and execution. Check it out below.

The Phoenix-based quartet is hands down the best punk band you’ve never heard of. Their debut album “I Want you to Crowdsurf my Body at my Funeral” was an absolute gem, and Bio/Feedback is even better. They are also continuing to put out high quality and high concept music videos to accompany their strongest tracks.

Red Tank! seems to have a tradition wherein they work with a different director for every video, and they had Mike Buckius get into the director’s chair to helm this existential freakout of a music video. However, Arnold’s fingerprints are quite obviously all over it.



Royal Red Brigade (punk n roll) stream new album “On Crimson Shores”

Regina’s punk ‘n roll act Royal Red Brigade recently released their new album “On Crimson Shores” through Harvest King Records and you can stream the entire release below.

On Crimson Shores is the brand new album from Royal Red Brigade. The record delivers an explosive brand of Punk Rock N’ Roll from the cold, dead heart of the Canadian Prairies. Influenced by classic punk and rock’n roll bands, as well as by the innovative, genre-defying spirit of contemporary groups like the Bronx and the Murder City Devils, the album showcases their evolving song-writing and the fruits of extensive touring. From frantic to frightening, On Crimson Shores exhibits depth and diversity, anchored by the band’s truly unified and distinct sound.

“On Crimson Shores” is the band’s first release since 2014’s “Seasides”.



Rough Surf premiere music video for “Southside Manor”; streaming entire new album “Please Clap”

Newfoundland melodic punk band Rough Surf has just released a new music video for their song “Southside Manor” which you can watch below.

The track appears on the band’s latest full-length album, “Please Clap”, which was just released this past week (September 16th).

You can also stream the entire album below.



Nosebleed (garage punk) streaming new EP – ‘Something In My Head’

UK garage punk band (and snazzy dressers) Nosebleed just released a brand new EP, and you can stream it now below.

The release, titled Something In My Head, features six tracks of pure garage punk, and is available now on digital download or limited-edition CD right here.

The previous release from Nosebleed was their 2015 EP, It’s Alright.



Music Video: Barren Womb – “White Raven”

Norwegian noise-punk/hardcore band Barren Womb have released a music video for their song “White Raven”, and you can check it out below.

“White Raven” is taken from Barren Womb’s latest album Nique Everything, which was released last November via Spartan Records.



Duck & Cover stream new EP “Stuck In Decline”

Boston garage punk act Duck & Cover are now streaming their new EP Stuck In Decline in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Stuck In Decline was released today, August 23rd, 2016.



Album Review: Hot Mass – ‘Nervous Tensions’

Hot Mass may be a relatively young band, but their members are certainly seasoned in their ways. Coming from backgrounds such as The Arteries, Dividers, and 33, there’s a whole lot of experience playing gruff punk going on here, and Hot Mass uses that to their full advantage on their debut album, Nervous Tensions. It may be their first foray into the studio world, but this is a band that knows exactly what kind of sound they’re after.

Across ten songs and thirty minutes, Hot Mass makes their mission statement loud, clear, and fast. This is an album full of dirty licks. It an album full of vocals that sound like someone gargled sandpaper every day for five years. It’s an album filled to the brim with sing-alongs that will enter and exit your head at equal speed (no, seriously, only three tracks break the three minute mark and one of those three just barely crosses that line). It’s an album that’s rock and roll as fuck.

If Nervous Tensions has any flaws, it’s that it plays a little too well into its garage punk conventions. Garage bands aren’t exactly a genre known for their innovation these days, and while there’s no bad individual songs that drag the album down, there is a sense of sameness throughout. If you get distracted while listening (say, for example, if someone pushes ahead of you while boarding a crowded train or if a driver runs a red light while you’re still crossing the street), it can be easy to lose track of when one song ends and the next begins.

Despite its sole shortcoming (which isn’t even really a shortcoming, it’s just a staple of the genre), Nervous Tensions is far from a bad album. At the end of the day, it’s a debut album. It’s consistent and fun, which is probably more important than showcasing diversity in the long run anyway.

3.5 / 5 – Stream or download the album below.

RIYL: Riverboat Gamblers, The Arteries, Hot Snakes



Rough Surf (garage-punk/surf-rock, Newfoundland) release new music video

Rough Surf from Newfoundland have released a music video for their track ‘Uykio’ from a forthcoming record entitled ‘Please Clap’.

You can watch the video below.



Chuck Norris Experiment stream their half of acoustic split EP with Trigger McPoopshute

Swedish punk ‘n’ roll group Chuck Norris Experiment are streaming three new songs that were featured on an acoustic split EP with Trigger McPoopshute (great name). You’ll find a cover of Misfits’ “She”, W.A.S.P.’s “Ballcrusher” and an acoustic version of CNE’s “The Roof Is About To Cave In” below.



Music Video: Deep Pockets – “Back To”

New York indie/grunge/punk band Deep Pockets have released a video for their song “Back To.”

Check it out below.

“Back To” comes from the bands’ latest EP Nice Life which was released on Dead Broke Rekerds.



Drunk Couples stream new album ‘Blasted’

South Carolina punks Drunk Couples have released a stream of their debut LP, Blasted!. You can give it a listen below.

Blasted! is scheduled for release on June 17, 2016 via Bob Records. You can read our review of the album here.