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Harker announce tour dates, release new music video

Brighton punks Harker have announced some summer tour dates with Austria’s Astpai.  To go along with this news, the band has also released a new music video for their song “Black Dog,” which comes from their debut album, No Discordance.

You can check out the video and tour dates below.

No Discordance was released on February 9th via Disconnect Disconnect Records.



The Living End release video for new song “Don’t Lose It”

Australian punks The Living End have released a lyric video for their first single “Don’t Lose It” off their upcoming album due out later this year.

The Living End last released Shift in 2016.

Check out the video below.



Babe Patrol (melodic punk) streams new EP “Rich and Bored”

New York City-based melodic-punk outfit Babe Patrol have released a new EP titled Rich & Bored and you can stream the entire thing below.

The EP is the follow-up to their 2017 full-length Roughed Up



MxPx release video for new track “Let’s Ride”

MxPx have released a video for “Let’s Ride”, a track from their upcoming, eponymously titled full length. The album was crowdfunded (with the campaign still ongoing) and various merch packages are now up ahead of this month’s release.

You can have a watch of the video below.



Encapsulated Records Stream Sampler “Quarter Hour of Power”

Missouri-based Encapsulated Records are streaming a 14 track sampler of minute-long (give or take a few seconds) tunes. On Quarter Hour of Power, you can expect to hear music from Fister, Horror Section, Chalked Up, and Better Days. The complete roster of bands span an eclectic range of punk rock’s sub-genres meaning there’s something for everyone on this release.

You can check out Quarter Hour of Power below.



For Heads Down (Melodic Hardcore, Germany) Stream Tracks From Forthcoming Full-Length “Resurgence”

German melodic hardcore group For Heads Down are allowing fans to stream a few tracks off their forthcoming album “Resurgence”. The release is penned for July 20, 2018 and is being handled by Melodic Punk Style.

“Resurgence” will be the first recordfrom the group since the 2013 effort Storm Warning. According to For Heads Down’s bandcamp, their latest material should excite fans of Andrenalized, Much The Same, and A Wilhelm Scream.

You can listen to three of the tracks from “Resurgence” whilst you wait for the full release below.



Album Review: Turnspit – “Desire Paths”

Holy Crap this year has totally gotten away from me.  It’s almost half over and I feel like I haven’t done a damn thing but work, sleep, and drink.  I was supposed to review Creeper Eternity in Our Arms.  I dunno.  I think enough has been said about that album.  I tried to put pen to paper but could find no motivation.  It didn’t help that during my listening I said to my wife “Don’t these guys remind you of Alkaline Trio.”  She replied, “They remind me of Meat Loaf.”  Ooof.

I don’t know whether it’s Trump in the Whitehouse or what, but it’s just hard to get motivated to do anything.  And nothing is moving me from my inertia.  Finally a beacon of hope.  Midwest Punk Fest in my home town of Bloomington IL.  While going through some of the bands, I stumbled upon Turnspit.  I know Turnspit because they are on Dodgeball and Mike Felumlee of Smoking Popes (Alkaline Trio, Bigger Empty, etc.) is associated with that outfit.  I’ve been meaning to give this a listen and now I’ve got a good reason!  So I start my first review of the year with a band that is playing Midwest Punk Fest and also happens to have a fairly new record, Desire Paths.

Turnspit is a four piece out of Chicago.  They play catchy pop punk alternating between female (Gillian McGhee) and male (Jason Swearingen) vocals.  Dan Tinkler (Drums) and Bradley Davis (Bass) provide the rhythm.  The first thing that will catch your attention as you spin Desire Paths is Gillian McGhee’s powerful voice.  You have to put it up there with the best and I just can’t pin it down who she reminds me of.  Is it Karen O?  Natalie Merchant?  Patti Smith? Erica Freas (RVIVR)?  I’m torn, but safe to say she’s in good company.

Let’s get to the record.  The opener Irish Name puts Gillian’s powerful wail on full display.  She’s hitting some notes here and without losing any musicality.  Should pique most folks interest.  It also has that jump you’d expect from Chicago punk.  That jump probably resulted from the production at Atlas Studios, a Chicago institution.  I’m not sure if the mighty Matt Allison was on the boards for this, but it has that bite and super clean production that he is known for.  No doubt Atlas allows the best of Turnspit to shine through on Desire PathsBreath Taking pops up next and it reminds the listener that Turnspit has two distinctly different vocalists.  This dichotomy really intrigues me because, as Gillian can be sharp and biting, Jason is gruff and low.  Walk Away makes you want to get up and dance, it hearkens back to 80s power pop, you’ll catch the Natalie Merchant vibe previously noted.  Apologies, I have so, so many features both vocalists.  The interchange really works for the song and should get you in the feels if you’ve ever had a rocky relationship.  The title track, Desire Paths, allows Jason to show his vocal chops and you can play the game of who he reminds you of here, Ryan Young, Chuck Ragan?  Skin puts forth an important message about sexual abuse and female empowerment.  I applaud Gillian for having the guts to open up about these issues.  Home is run no more shows Turnspit knows how to bring the punk.  Given gives Jason a chance to open his heart in a jumpy acoustic number.  I don’t need to describe every song on the record!  If you are still reading, go to Dodgeball Records website and give it a listen!

The songs on Desire Paths come strong from beginning to end.  It’s eminently listenable and each track has its own identity.  Turnspit does a great job of keeping to the genre without becoming formulaic.  Desire Paths currently holds a spot in my top 10 of 2018.  Give it a spin.

4/5 Stars



New single from Dan Cribb and The Isolated “Run Away”

Anyone following Dan Cribb lately will know he is busy with his The Worst Tribute Ever album of Simpson’s covers. However in between writing and demoing he managed to find himself alone and writing. It was during this moment of isolation where “Run Away” was born.

This is the first original music from Cribb since 2015’s split release with Alkaline Trio’s Derek Grant.

Check out this therapeutic pop-punk gem below.



Post Season stream track “Numb to This” off upcoming self titled album

PA pop punks Post Season are now streaming another track off of their new self titled album. The track “Numb to This” are among the ten that will be released on July 13.

Their last release was a 2015 split with Such a Mess.

Stream it below.



Like Satellites (alt-pop punk) stream new single “Muscle Memory”

Toronto alt-pop punkers Like Satellites are now streaming their new single “Muscle Memory.”

This single is their first released material since their birth in 2016, however they have plans for an EP in winter of this year.

The new single was released today, so make sure to check it out below!



Real Friends release lyric video for “Smiling on the Surface”

Chicago pop-punks Real Friends have released a lyric video for their brand new single “Smiling On The Surface”, which comes from their upcoming album, Composure, that is set to be released on July 13th via Fearless Records.

You can check it out below.

Real Friends last released The Home Inside My Head in 2016, also through Fearless Records.



The RocknRoll Hi-Fives (pop-punk) stream new single “C’est La Vie”

New Jersey-based pop-punk band The RocknRoll Hi-Fives are streaming their new single, “C’est La Vie.”

You can give it a listen below.

The band, which is fronted by 16-year-old Eilee Centeno with her 13-year-old brother Evren on drums and their mom and dad playing bass and guitar, respectively, will be releasing their debut album, Re-Introducing the RocknRoll Hi-Fives, on June 29th via Little Dickman Records.



Samiam to tour Europe


Berkeley, CA-based pop-punk band Samiam has announced that they will be touring Europe this fall in celebration of their 30th anniversary.

See the tour dates below.

The band’s most recent release was their 2011 album Trips.



DS Exclusive: Goodbye Blue Monday Premieres New EP Misery Punk Ruined My Life

This up and coming punk quartet was birthed on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. From the moment they began in 2013, the band was playing an infectious and invigorating style of melodic punk rock, influenced by the likes of Iron Chic, Dead To Me and The Menzingers, but with a characteristic Scottish cadence akin to The X-Certs or Twin Atlantic. With a depth of songwriting and maturity beyond their tender years, Goodbye Blue Monday is one of the more exciting new Scottish punk bands to emerge in recent years. Today, we’re pleased to premiere their upcoming EP Misery Punk Ruined My Life, which serves as a follow-up to 2017’s exceptional EP The Sickness, The Shame! Stream all three tremendous tracks below!



Belmont announce new album, release music video

Chicago pop punks Belmont have announced that they will be releasing their debut self-titled album on August 17th via Mutant League Records.

To give you a taste of what to expect from the album, the band has released a video for their first single, “Hollowed Out.” You can check it out below.

Belmont last released their Water Weight/Step Aside single in 2017.