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The Konbinis release video for “Polaroid Pictures”

While we wait for French poppy skate punk band The Konbinis‘ soon-to-be-released second album, they have tided us over with a new video for the song “Polaroid Pictures.”  You can check it out below.  

The new album, called Back to the 90s, is due out sometime in the next couple of months.  It will be the first album from The Konbinis since their 2013 release, Plastic Punks, which you can download for free/name your price at their Bandcamp page, here.



Album Review: Darko – “Bonsai Mammoth”

After spending the better part of the past decade cutting their teeth on a string of EPs and singles, Darko are entering the realm of full length albums. Bonsai Mammoth, the band’s debut LP, sees the band coming out with fists swinging and guitars blazing.

“Life Forms” kicks off the album, with a slow intro before launching into a high energy ripper, setting the tone of things to come. Like all great skate punk acts, Darko make use of dueling guitar leads to give their songs an urgent feeling, ripping through notes at lightning speeds. The band continues to keep up the pace for nearly the entire duration of Bonsai Mammoth, giving listeners only a 35 second break in the form of “The Chernobyl Effect,” which acts as an interlude between the album’s first and second halves.

Early promotional materials for Bonsai Mammoth state that the album breaks apart from the band’s previous conceptual narratives. While that may be true on a technical level (there’s certainly no fictional story to follow from track-to-track), there’s still an underlying current of despair and the search for hope, giving the album a sense of cohesiveness and unity. The aforementioned “Life Forms” declares the band’s autonomy and apathy right from the get-go: “I don’t wanna be a part of it and I don’t care for all of this shit.” This might not be the most original of defiant statements, but it’s surely what a lot of people are feeling all over the world given the current state of things.

2017 may have only just begun, but it’s already in dire need of an aggressive soundtrack. Darko and Bonsai Mammoth are there to start things off.

4 / 5

RIYL: Propagandhi, A Wilhelm Scream, Brutal Youth



Lineup Announced for Punk Rock Bowling East (NOFX, Buzzcocks, The Specials and more)

The lineup for the 2017 installment of Punk Rock Bowling East has been announced, and it’s a legend-filled doozy!

The two-day festival at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park takes place June 10th and 11th. The Saturday lineup includes The Specials, Dillinger Four, The Explosion, PUP and more, while the Sunday lineup features headliners NOFX playing alongside the likes of heavyweights like the Buzzcocks, Leftover Crack, the Pietasters, (the New) Darkbuster, Bigwig and more. You can see the full lineup up above.

Single-day tickets for PRB-East go on sale March 3rd, but two-day passes are on sale this Friday (February 17th) right here!



Strung Out begin work on new album, reportedly titled “Black Out the Sky”

California punk legends Strung Out announced on their Facebook page earlier today that they have begun work on their follow-up to 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta. The band writes:

“Well it has begun! Are you ready for something new? We are working on something and it’s gunna be something very special. Stay tuned.”

According to Melodic Punk Style, the new album will be called Black Out the Sky, and will be produced by Kyle Black, who produced Transmission.Alpha.Delta. There is no word on a possible release date at this time, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Strung Out record come to light.



69Enfermos (skate punk, Colombia) announce 2017 European tour dates

Having recently announced their invitation to play at Slovenia’s Punk Rock Holiday in 2017, 69Enfermos have announced that they’re planning a full two week tour of Europe this summer. Details are scant at the moment but will be coming in the near future. If you missed out on a ticket to Punk Rock Holiday, or just want to see these South American shredders at every available opportunity, then watch this space or follow them on Facebook for further updates on the tour dates.

69Enfermos latest release was the 2015 full-length Beyond Borders.



Straightline release music video for new song “Generation Lost”

Munich skate punks Straightline have released a music video for a brand new song titled “Generation Lost.” You can check it out below.

This track is taken from the band’s upcoming album Vanishing Values, which releases on February 10th through Bird Attack Records.



88 Fingers Louie is in the studio, working on a new album

Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie are wrapping up their time in the studio working on a new album, according to the band’s social media. With vocals finished last weekend, the band should be putting the finishing touches on this release, which is their first studio album since Back On The Streets came out in 1998.

88 Fingers Louie will also make their debut appearance at the Punk Rock Holiday music festival in Slovenia this year, so hopefully this is a sign of more things to come from the band.

 



Our darkest Days release video for “The Burden of My Sins”

Canadian skate punks Our Darkest Days have released a video for the song “The Burden of My Sins,” and you can watch it below.

The song, which features guest vocals from Michel Garcia of Forus, appears on the band’s latest album, A Common Agony.  The album came out in 2016 on Bird Attack Records.



On A Hiding To Nothing stream new album

London skate punks On A Hiding To Nothing are streaming their new EP Formaldehyde in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Formaldehyde was released on January 29th, 2017.



F.O.D. stream new album “Harvest”

Belgian skate punks F.O.D. are streaming their new album Harvest in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Harvest was released today, February 7th, on Funtime Records/Effervescence Records in Europe and Bird Attack Records in the US.



Belvedere announce European tour

Canadian skate punk veterans Belvedere have announced they will be touring Europe this April. Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

The band’s latest album The Revenge of the Fifth was released last May through Bird Attack Records. It was their first LP in over a decade, following 2004’s Fast Forward Eats the Tape.



Pasted release new video “Jumping Jack”

Swedish skate punks Pasted have released a video for “Jumping Jack”. The track is the opening track from their EP “Dying In The Living Room”, which came out back in 2015.

You can watch the video below.



F.O.D. release new video “Last”

Belgian skate punks F.O.D. have released a video for new track “Last”. The song is from upcoming album “Harvest”, out new month on Funtime Records/Effervescence Records in Europe and Bird Attack Records in the US.

You can watch the video below.



NOFX stream video for “California Uber Alice (Is It Too Late To Secede?)”

NOFX are streaming a video for their previously released track “California Uber Alice (Is It Too Late To Secede?)”. The song was originally featured as part of the band’s 7 Inch Of The Month Club in 2005. You can watch the video below.



Satanic Surfers recording new music

According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Swedish skate punk veterans Satanic Surfers are currently in the studio recording new music. The band did not specify whether they are working on a full-length album, but we’ll keep you posted as more details are revealed.

Satanic Surfers released their last album Taste the Poison way back in 2005 through Bad Taste Records. They will be touring Latin America in February.