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DS Photo Gallery: The Workin’ Stiffs, Suede Razors, Custom Fit at Thee Parkside SF

I roll out of bed last Friday still feeling crusty from the Leftover Crack show the night before. No time to rest, as tonight is to be a party of local street punk. Custom Fit, Suede Razors, and The Workin’ Stiffs were to share the stage at the sweaty ol’ Parkside. La Plebe was originally scheduled to headline the event, however due to some personal issues, they cancelled their performance a week or so before the event. While that may have dissuaded the Plebeians, there were still three amazing bands playing, so I was sure to be there.

I have seen all three bands several times, and it’s always a reunion of sorts with familiar faces and of course many Pirates cameos. Santa Cruz, CA’s Custom Fit was first to the stage and lead singer Sabi never disappoints. Her voice is amazing! Such a refreshing sound to the scene, and holds true to that traditional street punk attitude. The stand-out moment during their set was when they played “Combat” off their 2013 untitled 12″. I was in the bathroom when the song started and I had to bolt out to catch the first kick. You can listen to “Combat” here.

Following Custom Fit was East Bay band Suede Razors. Comprised of members from bands such as Harrington Saints, Sydney Ducks, The Bootboys, and Hounds & Harlots, these guys are no strangers to the scene. Their sound is a mix of classic streetpunk/Oi! mixed with a little pub rock/hooliganism and ’60’s-’70’s guitar riffs. Another one of those ill timed moments was at the bar ordering a drink when the band began to play their new song “Passion on the Pitch”, which is coming out on 7″ next month. I had to get on the floor and throw some fists and claps! You can check out a preview of the upcoming track here.

Rounding out the night was San Francisco’s own The Workin’ Stiffs. Like a siren call, guitarist Novak started the set off quite properly, wasting no time getting the crowd moving from literally the first chord. Close your eyes and you’re transported to this era of ’80’s angst. Sharp-ass guitar riffs, driving beats, and gritty, emotionally charged vocals are what has given this band it’s staying power. The only down time you have to catch your breath is when the band stalls because they, “only have so many songs and we have to fill time!” Truth be told, the guys have been around since the mid ’90’s, and despite several hiatuses over the years, has released a plethora of music, and throughout the night sampled from a large portion of their catalog, primarily ‘the old stuff’.

You can have a look at all of the shots from the night’s sets below.



Stream the Epic Problem / Holiday (street punk) split 7-inch

UK street punks Epic Problem are Holiday released a split 7-inch on Pumpkin Records a couple weeks ago and you can stream the entire thing below.

The release features two new songs from each band and if you consider yourself a fan of street punk I highly recommend you give the tunes a listen, particularly the Epic Problem tracks.



Pirates Press and GZ Media unveil the first new vinyl pressing machine made since the ’80s

San Francisco-based vinyl manufacturer Pirates Press has just made an incredible announcement. The company is getting ready to receive the world’s first new vinyl pressing machine in over 30 years, and while many have been phasing out of vinyl, Pirates Press saw the resurgence of popularity in wax, and is now positioned to be at the forefront of production. Last year, Pirates Press made about 2.5 million records, and with the addition of this new machine, hopes are to double that number.

While the majority of products share a punk/metal theme, Pirates Press gained their foothold in the industry working with large labels like Sony and Warner Brothers to manufacture their records. The early success of Pirates Press allowed the founders to create a label under which to release their favorites musicians. The result is Pirates Press Records, which has been integral in the promotion of some of the most successful punk bands around. Many of us are familiar with their recent releases from Street Dogs, Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls, Bishops Green, and more. Additionally, every year the company holds a huge anniversary party, celebrating success, friendship, unity, and of course music! The label is going into their 11th year, and shows no signs of stopping or slowing down, in fact they are on their way to cementing their place in the annals of punk history.

The machine will be received by GZ Media in the Czech Republic, one of the industry’s largest vinyl manufacturers and a strong partner with Pirates.

Pirates Press founder Eric Mueller recently sat down with independent media KQED for a little interview to discuss this momentous occasion, and what the future holds for Pirates Press. Check it out here.



Free Download: Slow Faction (’77-style UK punk) – “The Brixton Tapes”

Who doesn’t love free music for their Hump Day evenings? Lame people, that’s who.

Today, we bring to you a full album by a band called Slow Faction. They’re billed as a ’77-style UK punk band; political songs with a healthy dose of first wave punk. Their latest release is called “The Brixton Tapes,” and you can stream the album or pick it up for “pay-what-you-like” download below. Check it out.

“The Brixton Tapes” was self-released by the band back in November.



Criminal Mind reveals details on upcoming album “Life To Defend”

Bristol street-punks Criminal Mind are getting geared up to release their second full length album, Life To Defend, in April.

You can check out the track listing below, and while you’re there, take a look at the bands upcoming tour dates.

Criminal Mind last released their self-titled debut full length in 2011.



Epic Problem release music video for new song “Blindside”

UK street punks Epic Problem have released a music video for a new song titled “Blindside,” and you can check it out below.

The track will be appearing on their upcoming split with Manchester melodic punk band Holiday, which is due out soon on Pumpkin Records.



New Band Alert: Wolf Bites Boy (street punk) full EP stream – Recommended

Remember this name: Wolf Bites Boy. It’s a name you’ll likely hear a lot more of in the future. The UK 3-piece punk band was formed earlier this year and has so far released an EP entitled “Say Something”, music videos for “Stevie Boy” and a new song “Fighting On” plus a stream of another new track entitled “Rise Again”. Let’s just say that they’re just not wasting any time. Think of an aggressive street punk/Oi!, blended with the vintage hardcore sound from the late 70’s early 80’s. Anyway I’ll stop there and let you guys judge it for yourself.

Stream their debut EP, the new track “Rise Again” and check out their latest music videos below.



Roadside Bombs (punk) stream new album “My Side Of Town”

Northern California street punk act Roadside Bombs will be dropping their debut LP “My Side Of Town” in two weeks via Chapter 11 Records and you can stream the entire thing right here.

The band also recently released a music video for the song “Not Everybody Knows A Good Thing” and you can check that out below.



10 Punk Songs That Will Make Your Week (curated by Dying Scene editor Gina Venz)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately?  We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week’s installment comes to you courtesy of editor Gina Venz.

Discover some new tunes, and see if Gina managed to cover every possible punk sub-genre, below.



Jailhouse Records to release split 12-inch with Blanks 77 and The Parasitix

Jailhouse Records has just announced that Blanks 77 will be hitting the studio towards the end of this year for a split with fellow NJ street punk band The Parasitix. The split will consist of 4 brand new tracks from each band.

This will be the first recorded output from the Blanks 77 camp in over 10 years, and is the classic 92 lineup of the band.

Jailhouse is hoping for a late spring release.



Burning Heart Records is back! New releases planned for Bombshell Rocks, etc

Four years after its final breath in 2010 Peter Ahlqvist’s genre defining punk-rock and metal/hardcore label Burning Heart Records appears on the scene again. With a new business model, a new artist roster and a new passion on the side of its navigator.

Once a Swedish powerhouse for discovering some of the world’s most talented bands, Burning Heart Records helped give rise to legendary acts like Refused, The Hives, Millencolin, Turbonegro and Nasum throughout the 90’s and early 00’s. Halfway through the last decade the label was hit hard financially as a result of declining album sales and had to shutter its doors.

In 2006 Epitaph Records, majority-owner since 1998, imbibed Burning Heart completely and relocated the label to Amsterdam while Ahlqvist continued work as an A&R from Sweden, signing bands like Parkway Drive, Gallows (for US) or The Ghost Of A Thousand for Epitaph and Burning Heart. After four more years of massive sales decline, the heart stopped beating completely.

Four years later, Ahlqvist has retained full rights to the name and trademark for Burning Heart Records and is proud to announce the resurrection of the label and immediate plans to restore it to its former glory.

“I’ve had some time to think it over,” says Ahlqvist. “Now is really the right time to go for it again. I had a few tough years but now its’ all coming back. Sweden was hit hard early, but it’s all there again, thanks to Spotify.”

Ahlqvist enthuses about his newfound inspiration and vision, which goes far beyond just running a rehashed record label as he explains.

“The new Burning Heart is more than a label, it’s a hybrid company that also provides management for the bands. We’re doing a different financial model with the bands, and joint ventures on the record side. It’s not a record label as it used to be, it’s a brand, and a music company that is starting to climb with new found ambitions on new roads.”

That new perspective came to Ahlqvist after he left Burning Heart in 2009 and started working at Panic & Action Management where he was inspired by a new generation of bands and fans and a new approach to doing business with them both.

Ahlqvist is about to take things to the next level with the renaissance of Burning Heart. Starting with the existing Panic & Action bands, who will be “transferred” to Burning Heart, this new and enhanced incarnation of Sweden’s groundbreaking label is embracing the digital age and ready to evolve within its ever changing landscape.

“I’m Looking forward to getting out there and releasing different kinds of music, be it metal or metalcore or punk rock or whatever, adds Ahlqvist. “Burning Heart had everything from Refused to more standard hardcore, metal oriented to skate-punk to garage or whatever rock. Music that will always be close to me. ”

Burning Heart will start with a well-rounded crew of bands which includes post-hardcore band Adept, who will release a new album in the spring of 2015, punk rockers Bombshell Rocks, who recently reunited with original singer Mårten Cedergran to release a new album Generation Tranquilized in November, anthemic rock band Her Bright Skies, who will release their next album next year, hardcore newcomers Walking With Strangers, who are also gearing up for an album next year and finally the legendary punk band Asta Kask, who originally formed in 1978 and went on to influence bands like Refused, Millencolin, Nasum and The Hives.



Music Video: Tosserlad (street punk) – “Punx From Hell”

Leeds street punks Tosserlad have released a video for “Punx from Hell” taken from their EP Make Me Sick, which was released in May. Feel free to check it out below.

The video pays homage to cult films from the 1980’s in which punks were always pictured as the “bad guys”.



DS Exclusive: Chanter’s Alley (street punk) stream new EP “We Are Alive”

South Korean street punk act Chanter’s Alley just released their new EP We Are Alive, and we’re stoked to bring you all its exclusive premiere! Check out the 6-song EP below if you’re looking for something new to listen to.



Dead Riot Cops (street punk) stream demo titled “Civic Center Hotel”

Here’s a new band for you to check out! Stockholm, Sweden’s Dead Riot Cops are streaming their demo titled Civic Center Hotel and you can check it out below.

The band describes their street punk sound as “high-octane riffs and harsh vocals” and “tight, basic, and explosive.” The band has released this demo on their own.



Bombshell Rocks releases new video for “Without Destination”

Bombshell Rocks has a new video out for the track “Without Destination,” and you can check it out below.

This track will appear on the band’s upcoming release, Generation Tranquilized, which is due out in November.