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Blink-182, Descendents, Strung Out & more to play 2018 Musink Festival

The lineup for the 2018 edition of Travis Barker’s annual tattoo convention and music festival Musink has been revealed. The 3-day festival is headlined by Blink-182, and also features the Descendents, Strung Out, Fear, and the Adolescents, among others.

Musink 2018 takes place March 16-18 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets are on sale now on the festival’s website.



Captain Kaiser stream single “The Pack”

Belgian punks Captain Kaiser are now streaming their new track, “The Pack” which is off of their upcoming album “Dog Days on Deck” through Bearded Punk Records.

The album is expected for release on February 23, 2018.

Listen to the new track below.



The Dollyrots announce “Rah! Rah! Radical” tour, limited edition 7 inch vinyl for “Get Radical”

LA based pop punk duo The Dollyrots are gearing up to head on their “Rah! Rah! Radical” tour starting March 8th. You can pick up tickets to the tour here.

The pair have also announced that they’ll be releasing a limited edition 7 inch vinyl for their track, “Get Radical” and their version of Rancid’s “Ruby Soho.” The vinyl will be a half red, half blue release which is available for pre order here.

Check out the dates to their tour below!



QWAM streams new EP “Feed Me”

Brooklyn based dance punks QWAM, are streaming their new EP Feed Me.

You can give it a listen below.

Feed Me was released on January 19th.



Duck Feet (pop punk) streaming new song “18 Hours”

Vaughan, Ontario pop punks Duck Feet are streaming the killer new track “18 Hours”. No clue if this is off an up coming album but it’s a helluva song. Maybe it’s the maple syrup maybe it’s Wayne Gretzky but Canada knows how to pump out the first class punk.

Without a doubt scoot on over here to see what I’m all worked up aboot.

This is the latest in a string of recent releases for Duck Feet. “Cassandra” and their debut EP “No Hard Feelings” all released within the last year. If your a fan of MXPX you’ll be hooked instantly. 



Hot Mulligan (pop punk) streaming cover of “All You Wanted”

Michigan pop punks Hot Mulligan are streaming their steamy cover the Michelle Branch classic “All You Wanted”. To be honest this song is pretty much all I wanted in a Michelle Branch cover.

Do yourself a favor and check it out below.

This is the first new music from the Lansing punks since 2017’s “Opportunities”. If your a fan of Relient K or The Ataris you will definitely like these guys.



Breaklights release new EP “Don’t Try So Hard”

Austin Texas Pop-punks Breaklights have released a new EP, “Don’t Try So Hard”via Wiretap Records. The 6 song affair is available on 12″ (limited to 100 press) via the label now.

You can have a listen to the whole thing below.



EP Review: Good Grief – “Sweet”

Good Grief, the pop-punks from the Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan, have released another fittingly sweet EP, titled Sweet, capturing the sound of the new wave of Japanese pop-punk they’re a part of. Here I’ll give a rundown of the three tracks on the EP, framing a release that I feel could be quite important in the modern Japanese pop-punk scene. (You can find a Japanese translation of the review down below as well).

The starting point of the EP is a more aggressive track titled “Blue Ink.” The track deals with the common theme of a relationship ending and the grim feelings of something missing from yourself once the good times have ended. The line “Cause I cannot forget, The way you used to paint me sky blue,” is followed towards the end of the song with the sombre delivery of “Now it’s just blue,” which leads into the most iconic moment of the song in the dramatic harmonized yell of “You can’t help me out!” is such a powerful ending to an opening track. If you haven’t already, check out the stellar video for the track here.

“Mayfly,” the second track of the EP, feels like a desperate call out into the night, with a relatable theme on past relationships but taking a more contemplative and yet lost angle than “Blue Ink.” There’s a lot of solid and catchy lines on this track, from “I’m not sure why I think it’s best, to get trapped into the bitter memories,” to the distant yelling of “I guess I’ll never talk this way again, I guess I’ll never call you mine again” that finishes off the track. An excellent mid point for the short EP.

An exciting acoustic track titled “Far” finishes off the EP, hearing Good Grief work acoustically was something I was looking forward to hearing. Seeing whether their normally melancholic yet fast and punky style could be taken down a few notches and work within a calm and twinkly acoustic setting was an interesting proposal, and they definitely did work. Rui, the vocalist from See You Smile, has a perfectly fitting feature on the track, his and Yastin’s vocals work well together over the acoustic guitars layered with interspersed piano.

The band use this EP to hone their sound, creating their most clear and well realized sound so far. Hopefully this EP leads to the band planning a full length release for this year, as I feel it could come out similar to how Mutt showed the full development of All Found Bright Lights‘ style as they found a place of their own to stand out.

Good Grief, along with See You Smile, Castaway, KICKASSRAY, All Found Bright Lights and many more, are bringing in this fusion of more modern pop-punk and punk-rock influences with the 2007-2010 era pop-punk sound in America. Sweet captures this sound excellently, however one point to make on this being a Japanese release is that it gives off a very Summer feel but was released in the midst of Winter. That being said, the tracks still have plenty of appeal in the cold months, and light a fire in the listener at times. Definitely worth your time, and a great place to start to dive into the modern world of Japanese pop-punk.



We Set Signals (Brisbane pop-punk) stream new EP “Abandon Ship”

Brisbane, Australia based pop-punk/post-hardcore act We Set Signals are currently streaming their new EP titled Abandon Ship. You can listen to it below.

Abandon Ship is the band’s first release since their 2014 album Polaris, and was released on January 19th via We Are Triumphant records. The band has also premiered a music video for the track “Remember Me,” taken from Abandon Ship. You can watch the video below the album stream.



The Second After (Durham, NC pop punk) sign with Revival Recordings, premier new video

The Second After have signed with Revival Recordings and will be releasing an EP, “Treadmill at the Finish Line” on April 6th.

The band has premiered a video for “Homewreck Sick,” which will be on the upcoming EP. Check it out below!



Smoking Popes announce west coast tour with Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Chicago pop-punk veterans the Smoking Popes have announced they will be touring the west coast with Bad Cop/Bad Cop this spring. The tour is in honor of their third album Destination Failure‘s 20th anniversary. Check out the dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

Smoking Popes last released the Simmer Down EP in 2016.



Mean Jeans announce “Jingles Collection”

Most concept albums are serious, but Portland pop-punks Mean Jeans aren’t the most serious bunch. Their version of a concept album features 23 jingles for iconic brands such as Mountain Dew, Hot Pockets, and Totino’s.

That’s what Jingles Collection will deliver when it’s released on February 18th through Fat Wreck Chords. You can listen to some of the tracks below, and pre-order the album here.



Interview: Steven Fairweather (Gob) discusses how he joined the band, new music, and more

Hey punk fans, I recently caught up with Gob bassist Steven Fairweather and we discussed all things Gob, his radio show, Star Trek and a lot more.

You can check it out below!

Gob released Apt. 13 on August 26, 2014 through New Damage Records.



Bowling For Soup release video for “Catalyst”, announce UK Get Happy tour

Texas pop punk veterans Bowling for Soup have just released a new music video for their new single, “Catalyst.”

The boys have also announced their UK tour which kicks off on February 9th in Glasgow– tickets are running low so make sure to pick them up soon if you are ready to jet off to one of these shows! Check the video and dates out below.



DeeCracks sign to Pirate Press Records

Austrian ramones-core kings DeeCracks took a break from their busy schedule, to announce the start of their next busy schedule. The threesome just signed to Pirate Press Records and announced a brand new record. Expect ‘Sonic Delusions’ out February 23rd.

DeeCracks’ last full-length album Beyond Medication was released in 2014 through Monster Zero.

Head down below to check out the tracklist for ‘Sonic Delusions’.