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88 Fingers Louie gears up for short UK tour

Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie have announced a short run of UK tour dates. The band is heading out in support of their last full length ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’, which came out June 30th via Bird Attack Records.

Head down below for full tour dates.



RunningLate stream new song “Trojan Horse”

Dutch skate punks RunningLate are streaming a new song called “Trojan Horse.”

You can check it out below.

“Trojan Horse” comes from the bands’ upcoming split with Hoist The Colours.  They last released Spectators in January 2015.



Shirely D. Pressed (Germany, Skate Punk) release another new track, “Prejudice”

Hamburg’s Shirley D. Pressed, who release their debut album, “Rust,” digitally via Thousand Islands Records on July 21st, are streaming “Prejudice” from that album. You can listen below.

The track is the third to surface, following “Astray” and “Count Me Out”, released last week.



Aggro Mucho (skate punk, CA) stream latest full-length “Liver Die”

California shredders Aggro Mucho are streaming their latest record Liver Die via Felony Records. The release features eleven helpings of rapid-fire, gravelly skate punk bangers, and can be enjoyed in its entirety below.

Aggro Mucho’s previous EP was the 2016 offering We’re Not Alone…

 



DS Photo Gallery: Strung Out, Street Dogs, The Adolescents and The Alarm represent the old school at Warped Tour (Hartford, CT)

Much has been made of the backseat that traditional punk rock took for quite a while at the annual Vans Warped Tour. Over the last handful of years, however, those old-school punk rock vibes have been slowly returning, albeit on a bit of a smaller scale. While bands like Attila and I Prevail and Beartooth seem to represent the lion’s share of the sounds emanating from most of the 2017 edition of the Warped Tour’s seven stages, there is a distinct presence of bands from what I guess we’d call an older school of more straight-forward street punk and hardcore and rock and roll bands. Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Valient Thorr, Municipal Waste, Anti-Flag and GWAR have all been drawing fairly sizable crowds night-in and night out in recent days. Dying Scene took in the Hartford stop on the Vans Warped Tour last weekend, and caught a couple of our favorite throwback heavyweights.

Boston working-class heroes Street Dogs played a late-afternoon set on the Skullcandy stage, set on one of the outdoor parking lot areas at Hartford’s Xfinity Theater. If you’re a veteran of Warped Tours in the late 90s – early 00s, you’re no doubt familiar the concept at the outdoor stages; bands alternate playing on what are basically oversized trailers placed side by side, resulting in a constant barrage of roughly twenty-five minute sets. That means you’re not going to hear an awful lot deep cuts, although Street Dogs, themselves veterans of three prior Warped Tours, do an admirable job of keeping things interesting. The set on this particular day kicked off with personal favorite of mine “In Defense Of Dorchester” and threw fan favorites like “Back To The World,” “Punk Rock And Roll,” and “Not Without A Purpose” into the mix. Frontman Mike McColgan spent at least half the set on the barricade, interacting personally with a lot of the band’s notoriously die-hard, blue collar fans. The “new lineup” consisting of longtime bassist Johnny Rioux and more recent adds Lenny Lashley and Matt Pruitt on guitar and Pete Sosa on drums) have actually been plugging away for four years now, and have finally got some new music due out before long. That’s a good thing, as the band’s trademark rallying cries are much needed in times like these.

LA punk veterans Strung Out played an early afternoon set on one of the two side-by-side stages inside the venue’s amphitheater. I will say that when the Warped Tour venues started to change a bunch of years ago and started to center, at least in this part of the country, around amphitheater settings, I and others were more than a little skeptical. But I’ll tell you what – it’s actually pretty cool having the stage split in half and allowing large crowds to stay out of the heat and/or other imposing weather elements. Like with Street Dogs, it’s tough for a band like Strung Out to adequately represent their catalog in a twenty-five minute set, but songs like “Too Close To See” from 1998’s seminal album Twisted By Design and “The Animal and the Machine” from their latest album, 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta do a pretty adequate job. Frontman Jason Cruz remains one of the defining voices in the genre, and guitarists Jake Kiley and Rob Ramos continue to shred blistering, metal-infused riffs over lock-tight rhythm section Jordan Burns (drums) and Chris Aiken (bass), and no member off the quintet stays in one place for very long, making for a tightly packed, high energy set.

Representing the even older school on one of the amphitheater stages for back-to-back sets were The Alarm and the legendary Adolescents. The former, if you’re not familiar, are a seminal early-80s new wave band from Wales who have been plugging away in some form of another ever since. The brainchild of Mike Peters (also co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, which you should be familiar with), The Alarm played to a modest crowd that consisted, as you might imagine, of older fans who were very well aware of the band’s legacy, singing along with every word to tracks like “Sixty Eight Guns.” The Adolescents, who themselves are veterans of their fair share of Warped Tours since reforming fifteen-or-so years ago, played one of those sets that the other bands took notice of. Unarguably one of the coolest parts of Warped Tour is watching the camaraderie amongst the bands on the bill, and members of Street Dogs, Strung Out and Bad Cop/Bad Cop were among those present around the stage as living legends Tony Reflex and Steve Soto and the gang (Dan Root and Ian Taylor on guitar, Dave Cambra on drums) went to work. Again a case where members have changed but the core have remained just as steady as ever. Let’s face it: Tony Reflex/Cadena/Adolescent and Steve Soto are legends for a reason (and not only because their self-titled debut has been a desert island album since before most of our readers were born!).

Check out our full photo gallery below.

 



German skatepunks Shirley D. Pressed announce debut album, “Rust,” stream two songs just for you

You like the Epi-Fat sound, don’t you? Yeah you do, shut up. Hamburg’s Shirley D. Pressed is right up your alley.

The band’s debut album, “Rust,” will be available “very soon” across digital platforms via Thousand Islands Records. Tomorrow? Next week? Next month? I don’t know! But I do know that they have two tracks for you to check out below. NOW, DAMMIT!



69 Enfermos (Brazilian skate punk) announce European tour

Brazil’s 69 Enfermos will be touring Europe this summer. The tour kicks off next Monday in Rome. After a few days in Italy, they’ll make their way through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. They’re promoting their newest album, “A Place to Call Home” on Morning Wood Records.

Check out the dates below!



Local Resident Failure and The Decline stream tracks from upcoming split 7″

Australian skate punk bands Local Resident Failure and The Decline will be releasing a split 7″ on September 8th through Pee Records.

Check out two tracks from the split below, and head over here to pre-order the 7″.

Local Resident Failure’s latest album This Here’s The Hard Part was released in 2015. The Decline’s most recent LP Resister came out that year as well.



The Dodges (Punk Rock) Stream first EP “Yelling at Adult Men”

San Diego Punk Rock and Roll act The Dodges have released their first EP, “Yelling at Adult Men.” Make sure to give it a listen below.

The Dodges will be playing with Heartsounds, Western Settings, and Caskitt on
July 29th at Kensington Club in San Diego.



The Rough (Pop Punk) release self-titled debut EP

San Diego pop punks The Rough have released a self-titled, 5 track EP. The band features members of Bankers Hill, Motionless, Skipjack, The Binge, and Save Amos.

You can download the EP from Bandcamp. Have a listen below.



DS Exclusive: FastFade (Skate Punk) Premieres EP “Side Effects”

This tremendous trio from London, England plays a recognizable brand of skate punk, drawing influence from 90’s legends like NOFX, Face To Face, Millencolin, Lagwagon, and Pulley. Although it’s familiar in it’s sound, the youthful exuberance that these lads inject, elevates them above some their contemporaries. If you’re unfamiliar with FastFade, you’re in luck! They’re releasing their newest EP Side Effects via our friends over at Umlaut Records on June 30th (order here) and will be throwing a free release party on July 5th, where they’ll be opening for Irish pop-punk act No Matter and fellow Brits Triple Sundae! What an incredible lineup! What’s that? You don’t live in Jolly Old England and don’t have good enough credit to qualify for a credit card? Well fret not, irresponsible reader! The boys were kind enough to send the entire four track EP for us to stream exclusively for our readers! So, get’cho listen on, below!



88 Fingers Louie streams new full length ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’

Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie are streaming their new full-length album. ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’ will be out tomorrow (30th of June) via Bird Attack Records, but you can already listen to the whole thing below.

If you like what you here, be sure to pick up a copy.

Thank You for Being a Friend is the band’s first album in almost 20 years, following 1998’s Back on the Streets.



88 Fingers Louie stop by The Rock Room to perform “Advice Column”

Live! From The Rock Room has released a video of 88 Fingers Louie performing “Advice Column.” The band also announced their record release show at Metro in Chicago on August 26th.

Their new album, “Thank You For Being a Friend” drops this Friday, June 30th on Bird Attack Records.

If this version of “Advice Column” isn’t enough to hold you over for a few days, check out their new song “Catastrophe Awaits” if you missed its release a few weeks ago.

Check out “Advice Column” from Live! At The Rock Room below!



Local Resident Failure stream new song, “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride”

Australian skate punks Local Resident Failure are streaming their new song, ‘Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride’. A demo of this song appeared on the Pee Records compilation, “Pee Approved Vol 5”, which came out December 9th of 2016. Stream the song below.

Local Resident Failure last re-released their debut album on Pee Records in February of 2016, you can find that album of Oxford Records in the US.



69 Enfermos stream title track from upcoming album “A Place to Call Home”

Brazilian skate punks 69 Enfermos are streaming the title track from their upcoming able A Place to Call Home. You can give the song a listen below.

A Place to Call Home is set to release on July 17th through Morning Wood Records. It follows the band’s 2015 album Beyond Borders.