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One Last Shot release video for “Slitting My Throat On My Own”

Syracuse hardcore/punk act One Last Shot have released a video for “Slitting My Throat On My Own”. The track is taken from the band’s recent album, “The Death of a Poet & All His Friends”.

You can watch the Halloween themed video below.



Dr Beardface And The Spaceman release video for “No Angel”

Philadelphia rock band Dr. Beardface and the Spaceman have released a video for “No Angel”. The track is the album closer from the band’s recent album, “Here For The Scraps”, out on Altercation Records.

You can watch the video below.



The Dwarves release video for “Sluts of the USA”

The Dwarves have released a video for “Sluts of the USA”, their contribution to the soundtrack of the film “Fuck Off I Love You“.

You can watch what is, apparently, the cleaner version of the video below. Unless YouTube have taken it down by the time you read this.



Apathy Cycle release 3 song album taster

California skate punks Apathy Cycle are offering up a 3 song taster of their upcoming album. The full length has not been given release details yet, but the 3 songs are available on the band’s Bandcamp to get you excited for the announcement.

You can download the tracks for free/pay-what-you-want now, or have a listen below.



Top Drawer Records announce “14 Soda Punx” compilation, “Seattle Pop Punk Festival”

In 1993, Sicko front man Ean Hernandez’ label, Top Drawer Records released ’13 Soda Punx’, with Fastbacks, Sicko, Huevos Rancheros, Old Man, Model Rockets, Mr T Experience, Stand GT, The Stuppes, Young Fresh Fellows, The Primate 5, Bum, Cub, and The Smugglers.

Now 23 years later, they have announced the 2nd edition: ‘14 Soda Punx, with a mountain of Seattle based pop-punk bands such as Success, Burn Burn Burn, Ramona and more. The LP will be released and shipped following the 2 day Seattle Pop-Punk Music Festival on January 19 and 20 at the Highline in Seattle. To coincide with the release of the LP, Top Drawer Records will host a two-day music festival.

You can check out the compilation and festival information below.

You can pre-order the compilation on vinyl here.



No Quarter announce new album “Freedom” stream track “The Air Up There”

Aussie skate punkers No Quarter have announced that they will release their latest full-length on November 1, 2017. The record will be called Freedom and will be the first release from the five-piece since their 2010 effort Lodestar.

For now, the band have teased fans with a track from the forthcoming release. You can check out “The Air Up There” below.



The Damned finish recording new album

The DamnedBritish punk rock legends The Damned have finished recording their new album. The release is being produced by Tony Visconti and also features the return of bassist Paul Gray.

The band last released their latest album So, Who’s Paranoid? in 2008.



DS Editorial & Show Review: Worldwide Street Generation (Barb Wire Dolls, Svetlanas & 57)

By Michael Sorensen

Don’t judge a book by its cover. That’s what we’re taught as young future forward independent thinkers. However, on December 27th, 2014, I came across an online ad for a band called Barb Wire Dolls playing at the now defunct Blank Club in San Jose. Although not familiar with their music, their name suggested they don’t play smooth jazz and their look supported my suspicion that they may be brewing up my cup of tea.

What I witnessed that night was one of the most memorable live shows I can recall. This band didn’t aim to reinvent the wheel, but rather execute upon a blueprint laid out by one of their main influences – Darby Crash of The Germs. Play loud fast rock n’ roll music with bollocks, delivered with a dose of authenticity!

Hailing from the Greek island of Crete, the band was formed by singer Isis Queen and guitarist Pyn Doll. The band was born of the Ikarus Artist Commune, an elusive retreat in the mountains of Avdou. The commune, co-founded by Pyn, is a place where like-minded residents spend their time pursuing their artistic endeavors and surfing the legendary Cretan coast.

After crafting their sound while playing shows in their native Greece, Barb Wire Dolls were discovered by KROQ host Rodney Bingenheimer – who’s also responsible for discovering such relatively unknown bands as Sex Pistols, Guns N’ Roses, and Nirvana. It’s safe to say that Rodney’s attention casts a bright light. The Barb Wire Dolls did what many have done before – sold their belongings and embarked on a pilgrimage to Hollywood. Their journey, however, was a bit longer than the American bands before them. In December of 2010, the Dolls made history by becoming the first Greek band to play in America, and oh by the way it was a sold out show at The Roxy.

The band capitalized on this debut by touring relentlessly, playing over 300 shows between 2012 and 2013! Their omnipresent tour-de-rock eventually led to the eternal godfather of loud fast music, our rock n roll warlord Lemmy Kilmister, who upon hearing the Dolls personally signed them to his newly created label. With a new home at Motorhead Music, they continue to tour, record, and surf all over the world.

The first time I met the people behind this sonic rock n’ roll force was Super Bowl Sunday in February of 2015. The Barb Wire Dolls had announced a secret show in their practice space at KOOS Studio in San Pedro, and I just happened to be in Southern California for work anyway. I showed up at the studio and watched the Barb Wire Dolls deliver another epic frenzied performance to about a dozen people, most of whom I assume were from other bands and just happened to be in the studio practicing. After the set I introduced myself to Isis, Pyn, and drummer Krash. This was before Lemmy had caught wind of them and they were talking about shopping their record around to labels, looking for the right fit. In true DIY fashion, Isis hooked me up with a hand-numbered, white label copy of their unreleased album – complete with lipstick on the sleeve. We talked about surfing spots, punk music, and their upcoming trip back home to Greece.

I would go on to see Barb Wire Dolls another 8 times over the next 2 years between the Bay Area, Hollywood, and Vegas. Each time they would attract new Street Generation converts and amass a larger global following. However, their work ethic, DIY roots, and humility are always intact. They are always available before and after the show to say hello, and they always remember old friends from the shows over the years.

That brings us to now. As the fates would have it, while I’m on a 2-month homecoming from Asia, the Barb Wire Dolls are back in San Francisco with one of the most incredible international lineups I’ve ever seen, including the Svetlanas from Russia and 57 from South Korea. As I arrived at the DNA Lounge, Pyn was leaning against the wall outside, coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Krash was in line at the next-door pizza place, carbing up for the show, while Isis Queen was upstairs reacquainting herself with old friends near the merch table (featuring items custom made by Isis herself).

Like the Dolls did before them, 57 are one of the first South Korean bands to tour the U.S., and oh my lord did they bring the noise! I may be dating myself here, but they are a rock duo similar in makeup to alternative ’90’s band Local H, featuring only guitar and drums. The similarities end there, and please don’t let their lack of band personnel dissuade you from thinking they aren’t an absolute sonic powerhouse. As soon as these two otherwise quiet and restrained individuals took the stage, they unleashed a barrage of frenzied guitars and chaotic drum-beats featuring constantly changing time signatures and effects. Their sound can best be described as if At The Drive ordered a Dillinger Escape Plan with a side of Lo-Fi garage goodness.

Next up was Svetlanas. Wanna know how you’ve earned your stripes in the punk scene? Well, being banned from your home country would certainly do it. Having been described as the most dangerous band in the world, Svetlanas certainly live up to the title by being labeled enemies of the state due to their confrontational brand of political dissent. Constantly on the road while in exile from their homeland, it’s safe to say they are certainly not here to sway the outcome of any election. Rather, they want to deliver their consistent message complete with a pair of middle fingers in the air. The band’s singer and primary energy source is the pint-sized Olga, but please don’t underestimate this agent of chaos. While the band is on stage, Olga is bouncing around across the entire venue. If you are within her sights, she will be up in your face screaming lyrics like “no hope no way” and “let’s get drunk”, accompanied by the intense stares of a woman possessed. You will not be comfortable while they are performing, but isn’t that what we all came here for?!

Finally, Isis Queen hit the stage and proclaimed, “We’re the Barb Wire Dolls and we play rock n’ roll.”. Truer words were never spoken! While they ripped through new cuts from their album Rub My Mind and staples like Revolution, they slowed it down for ballads like I Will Sail and Where Mountains Drink Wine. In addition to the core members, the current lineup includes bassist Iriel Blaque and a rhythm guitarist whose name I didn’t get. They are constantly expanding their sound and reaching new audiences the world over. I knew from the moment I heard them years ago that they would be an influential force in the live music scene for many years to come.

After their set, I caught up with Isis Queen, who remembered my white and red leather jacket. We briefly talked about NorCal surf spots, their new album, and my upcoming move to the Philippines. I attempted to lure the band there by mentioning the Pinoy surf jaunt Siargao.

So, there you have it. I just revealed one of the greatest kept secrets in music today – The Barb Wire Dolls. On a cold Tuesday night at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, myself and a couple dozen others witnessed one of the greatest international lineups the world has ever known. 57 was there. Svetlanas was there. Barb Wire Dolls was there. Blaq Dahlia from The Dwarves was there. Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedy’s fame was there. Were you there?!



Rockets Dead Glare stream acoustic EP “All That I Am”

Orange County punks Rockets Dead Glare are now streaming the entireity of their new acoustic EP via Brigantine Records. “All That I Am” follows up their previous release of their self titled record.

Rockets Dead Glare’s debut self-titled record was released in 2014 and is available through Brigantine Records.

Check out the EP below!



American Dischord on tour through October

Our friends in American Dischord are currently touring the west coast through the end of October. The kick ass rock n’ roll trio have previously released a three way split with OC45 and Burn Burn Burn!

Check out the dates below.



The Penske File release live video of “Come What May”

Ontario punks The Penske File have just released a live video of “Come What May” from The Rock Room.

Come What May was released on October 6, and the band are currently on tour across Canada. Their last release was album Burn Into The Earth which was released on June 2, 2015 via Stomp Records.

Scope it out below.



Cope stream EP “Tooth & Nail”

London hardcore outfit Cope are now streaming their new EP, “Tooth & Nail” which hit the streets on October 13 to follow up their last release of Challenge Oppression // Pursue Equality. The latter touches on the destruction of planet Earth, amongst other things. 

Check out the new EP below!



Piffbreak Arcade (Punk) stream new album “Flawed Design”

Toronto punk act Piffbreak Arcade are streaming their new album “Flawed Design”. You can listen it to it below.

“Flawed Design” was self released by the band on October 13th. This is their first release since 2016’s “Nine Lives – Halloween EP”.

 



Iron Chic streaming new album “You Can’t Stay Here”

Long Island punks Iron Chic released their new album You Can’t Stay Here today through SideOneDummy Records. Give the album a listen below, and pick up a copy here.

The record follows the band’s 2013 full-length The Constant One.



Sciatic Nerve stream debut album

California punk band Sciatic Nerve, featuring members of Swingin’ UttersNothingtonWestern Addiction and Cobra Skulls, released their debut album today on Anxious and Angry Records.

You can give the record a listen below, and buy it here.