Sacramento punk act Bastards of Young‘s new album White Knuckles releases Tomorrow, April 7th on La Escalara Records. Today, we’re excited to bring you an exclusive stream of a new track from the record titled “Never Catch Me Girl.”
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 3:45 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Just 2 weeks ago, we posted about DFMK‘s spring tour, and the Tijuana-based punk band now has some unfortunate news. On March 28th, an oil leak caused their van to catch fire. Thankfully, the band members and their friends travelling with them all made it out safely, but the van and all of the band’s instruments and gear went up in flames.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:42 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Sacramento punk act Bastards of Young have premiered a new song from their upcoming album White Knuckles.
You can give “Good Grief” a listen below.
The record is a co-release between La Escalera Records, Get Better Records and Sex Sheet Records.
DFMK is also kicking off a tour of the West Coast tonight, and you can find those dates below, too.
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:05 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Sacramento punk act Bastards of Young have announced that they will release their new album White Knuckles on April 7th through La Escalara Records. The band is streaming one song from the album “East Noble (All Roads)”, which is below, along with a short California and Mexican tour.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:03 AM (PST) by Malamute
La Escalera Records turns 5 this year, and they’re having a bash to celebrate! First is two days (April 15th & 16th) in San Diego and then a third day (April 17th) in Tijuana, Mexico. The lineup this year includes Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Heartsounds and Get Dead. You can find more information about the shows here and tickets are available here.
You can check the full lineup below.
Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:12 PM (PST) by rick delaney
Poppy hardcore act From Scars have released a new two-track EP entitled “Homesick”. The EP is short and snappy, angsty and emotional and according to the band’s Facebook account was recorded back in 2013 when they were still active:
“They’re songs about desperately trying to forget about bad times and move on, and coping with being far from your family & friends. Those were the themes that inspired us in the years we were active, and are still very relevant to us. Hope you guys enjoy them, and I hope we can play them for you soon.”
The release marks the first new material from the band since their 2012 offering “Spare Change”.
“Homesick” can be enjoyed for free below.
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2:33 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Los Angeles pop-punks Gentlemen Prefer Blood have released the music video for their song “Diets for the Dying.”
You can watch it below.
“Used Books and Guns” was released earlier this year through La Escalera Records.
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1:20 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
San Diego’s Caskitt have premiered the music video for their song “Midwest Summer Nights” on For the Love of Punk.
You can check it out below.
“This Machine Kills Sadness” was released earlier this year through La Escalera Records.
Burn Burn Burn! delivers the music you’d expect from a band named after an obscure Against Me! song. Its loud and raucous and melodic and heartfelt. The Seattle boys seem less concerned with politics than their Gainesville counterparts, but the influence is felt all the same. As far as Pacific Northwest punk rock goes, this isn’t too uncommon– Cascadia is filled with punk rock that’s melodic but not poppy, passionate but not political. It all comes together as expression on the smallest scale; bands playing small stages in the side rooms of dive bars, coming in with a handful of songs, and leaving with bellies full of beer and sore throats. Have Fun is an EP in this vein, and its a true one, working as a complete, cohesive work as viable as any full length.
Organ opens “Endless Summer Bummer,” giving way to a beat reminiscent of something 60’s and deliciously pop, but with the plaintive vocals of frontman Drew Smith they’re imbued with a sort of steadfast desperation. There’s a stuffiness to his voice here that makes me wonder if another take could’ve been used, but when he pushes his vocal cords it’s like he becomes a different person. The lyrics paint a picture of self loathing and nerves burnt from a hard lived youth. “What Doing” is a more traditionally punk rock song– fast and melodic with vocal lines that trip and stutter through speedy declarations. Burn Burn Burn!’s sound has a fair amount of Fat Wreck influence running through it, and it’s interesting to see how such a specific sound influenced bands that don’t necessarily warrant themselves as peers. There is tons of skate punk out there, but Burn Burn Burn! is decidedly influenced by it, rather than aping it.
“For Whodie” is one of the standout tracks on Have Fun, if only for its ominous, brutal change of pace. It begins with a ringing riff that wouldn’t be too far out of a band like Tragedy’s wheelhouse, before launching into a fast and furious hardcore song. The guitars are decidedly dark and minor, bringing to mind Defeater, an admittedly left-field comparison, but the oddness contributes to how effective the track is. Near the end, the band reclaims some of that sunny skate punk cadence and reintroduces the song into what the listener knows as their core sound.
Have Fun succeeds as an EP because of its strong tracklist. The best thing I can say about any EP is that it doesn’t sound like a collection of songs– lesser releases are only an assembly of words, but here Burn Burn Burn! form a sentence. From its deliriously creepy cover art, to its deadbeat ruminations on booze and life, Have Fun feels complete.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn! have announced a month-long west coast tour in support of their new a EP have fun, which was released on June 23rd and can be heard here. The full tour itinerary can be found below.
Pre-orders for the vinyl release of have fun are available on the band’s Bandcamp page, so head over there if you’re looking to pick up some new wax.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 5:01 PM (PST) by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky
Vocalist Drew Smith on the EP: “We wanted to write a bummed out party record. Basically something upbeat sounding but utterly hopeless and depressing lyrically. We’re super excited and proud of how everything turned out.”
have fun was recorded by Jesse O’Donnell of Noi!se, and was released digitally today, June 23rd. The EP will see a physical released in August. Purchase it here. Burn Burn Burn! last released a split 7″ with Stabbed In Back last year.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:12 PM (PST) by vivalalexy
Check out the album as well as tour information below.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
La Escalera Records will be turning 4 this year, and to celebrate the label will be throwing a birthday bash / show on May 3, 2015 at the Til Two Club in San Diego, CA.
Confirmed acts for the show include Bastards Of Young, Civil War Rust, Black Dots, Western Settings, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Caskitt, DFMK, and Dudes Night, as well as reunion performances by Vena Cava and Breaker Breaker One Niner.
More information on the event can be found here.