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The Hallingtons (punk, Norway) stream EP “1-2-3-4 Songs”

Oslo’s The Hallingtons are allowing fans to stream their latest EP, 1-2-3-4 Songs. As you’d expect, the release features four tracks of classically-inspired punk rock à la Ramones.

You can check out the EP in its entirety below. The previous release from The Hallingtons was the 2016 effort, Devil In You.



Ink Bomb (Skate-Punk) stream new EP “Swim”

Netherlands based skate punkers Ink Bomb are streaming their new EP “Swim”. Give it a listen below.

The band are playing a few dates next month in Holland:

Nov 10th – The Shuffle – Nijmegen
Nov 17th – Innocent – Hengelo
Nov 18th – Brigant – Arnhem
Nov 24th – De Onderbroek – Nijmegen



We Were Sharks (pop-punk) sign to Victory Records

We Were KidsOttawa pop-punks We Were Sharks have signed to Victory Records. Guitarist Jason Mooney had this to say about the announcement:

“Growing up, the bands that stuck with us the most were bands from Victory, and now we get to be part of that family. I remember picking up (any) Victory release and inside you’d find a Victory DVD with the latest music videos. There was no YouTube or Spotify back then, this was your key to what was new and upcoming. It’s an honor to know that we’re part of a roster that has made a huge impact in the scene, and we hope that there’s a kid who finds us and feels as excited as we did when we found those bands.”

You can check out their latest music video for “Beyond Repair” below.



Pkew Pkew Pkew releases music video for “Hangin’ Out”

Canadian punk rockers Pkew Pkew Pkew have released a music video for their song “Hangin’ Out.”

You can check it out below.

“Hangin’ Out” comes from the bands’ previously self-titled, now titled +One, debut album that was released on SideOneDummy in July 2017.



Hello Atlantic (pop punk) release music video for “Like Clockwork”

Providence, RI pop punk act Hello Atlantic have released a music video for their new single “Like Clockwork.”

You can check it out below.

“Like Clockwork” comes from the bands’ upcoming EP Breaking Orbit.



DS Photo Gallery: Smoking Popes, Chris Farren and The Bigger Empty, Cambridge, MA (10/21/17)

With all but a few rare exceptions, punk rock afternoon matinee shows have become a thing of the past in the metropolitan Boston area. This isn’t the time or place to really drill down to the core of that issue, but is both the time and place to point out than when they do happen, they can still be pretty magical. Due to a chain of scheduling miscues, last Saturday’s Smoking Popes headline show that was supposed to take place in the smaller, friendlier confines upstairs at Cambridge’s Middle East got bumped to the more cavernous space downstairs at the same venue…BUT Propagandhi was already booked to play the same space that night, so as a result, the Popes got bumped earlier. Like, way earlier. Like, “doors at noontime” earlier. The net result was a feel that had a bit of a throwback vibe for the slightly older-than-average crowd to revel in the ’90s pop punk goodness.

The Bigger Empty kicked off the show well before the early afternoon NFL games did the same. The five-piece hail from outside Chicago and are centered around frontman and songwriter Mike Felumlee, obviously pulling double-duty as drummer for the Popes. Together, the five-piece ripped through about a dozen up-tempo melodic rock tracks, most notably “Take My Heart With You,” which both appears on the band’s “Lakes & Oceans Volume 1 – Michigan” EP (La Escalera Records) and perhaps more recognizably as the introductory music to Felumlee’s Live From The Rock Room web series of live performances that he tapes from his basement. For what was basically a late morning show in their native time zone, Felumlee and keyboardist Amanda Moudry’s harmonies were tight, and the poppy energy provided by bassist Ruben Baird and new drummer Steve Lopez (who flew in from Texas and had no rehearsal time with the band) pushed the gas pedal beyond where it tops out on album format. Smoking Popes guitarist Eli Caterer filled in on guitar as well with very limited rehearsal time himself, so for a band that was hypothetically working through the kinks in real time on stage, there really weren’t very many kinks to work out. We know Mike keeps himself busy, but it’d be great to see The Bigger Empty on the touring circuit regularly!

Chris Farren served as main support, and played another perfect set. We last caught Farren a couple years ago when he was on the road with Dave Hause and Rocky Votolato, and to say that the Chris Farren live show has progressed in that amount of time is to completely understate the issue; his 2017 self is virtually a different species altogether. I’ve struggled with combining the right collection of words to encapsulate what it means to witness Farren live; there’s glitter and lights and lasers and mirror balls and pre-recorded samples and guitar loops and a gold microphone. I guess it’s like if a unicorn were playing pop-infused guitar rock on a rainbow. As an artist, it’s both inspiring and a little nerve-wracking to watch, but he had the still-filling-up crowd actually draw closer to the stage, many of them singing along at full volume.

Which brings us to the Popes. By the time the pop-punk icons took the stage, the crowd had filled out respectably. The brothers’ Caterer might not bring their show to the northeast all too often in later years, but when they to, they most definitely still bring it. Within the scene, Smoking Popes have long been considered in influential, important band, but I always got the sense that they just missed blowing up wider, for a variety of reasons most of which we won’t go into now, but one of which was that they were a pop punk band who was more than a pop punk band. “Need You Around” and “Rubella” and “Let’s Hear It For Love” had that midwestern punk rock vibe that made them at home among the likes of Alkaline Trio or Screeching Weasel but would just as easily have been at home on the alternative rock radio waves at the time. The music now sounds just as earnest and important as it did nearly a quarter-century ago. And so it was with eager anticipation that not only did the band announce they were working on new material AND hoped to have something out within the year BUT that they were also going to play one of those new tracks. It’s a song that serves as sociopolitical commentary that is, according to frontman Josh Caterer, based loosely on Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and let the record show that this song seriously needs to see the light of day very, very, very soon. That one of the newer tracks in an afternoon of tight, high-energy pop punk sounds might have been the tightest and most inspiring of the occasion was an unexpected positive sign that we’re going to be following the sound for a lot longer.

Head below for our full photo gallery. (And seriously…there’s something to be said for getting home from a punk rock show at four in the afternoon. Let’s do this more often, yeah Boston?)



Sleep on It premiere new song “Fireworks”

Pop-punks from Chicago Sleep on It have premiered their brand new song “Fireworks”, which features Derek Discanio from State Champs. You can watch the video below.

“Fireworks” is taken from Sleep on It’s upcoming record Overexposed, which comes out November 3rd via Equal Vision Records.



Seaway announce “American Vacation” tour

Canadian pop-punk band Seaway, who released their “Vacation” album last month through Pure Noise Records, have announced their “American Vacation” tour to promote the album, running through from late January to early March.

You can see the full list of dates below. Various album packages can be purchased from the band’s website, where there are further tour date details.



We Were Sharks detail new album ‘Lost Touch,’ release music video for “Beyond Repair”

We Were KidsOttawa pop-punks We Were Sharks have announced that they will release their new album Lost Touch on February 23, 2018 through Victory Records. They have released a music video for their new song “Beyond Repair.”

You can view the video and album details below.

We Were Sharks released their latest EP, Not a Chance on December 10, 2015 through Panic State Records.



Watashi Wa Dance Party (skate-pop, CA) stream single “Really-Over” from forthcoming EP

Self-proclaimed skate-poppers Watashi Wa Dance Party are streaming a single from their forthcoming EP, Skate Pop Suicide. The tune is called “Really-Over” and just a quick listen will make you completely understand where the record (and genre) got their titles from. The band combine the rapid tempo of skate punk with infectious melodies inspired by typical pop music. It’s not quite pop punk, more like punk pop really. Either way, you can listen to “Really-Over” from Skate Pop Suicide below. The date for the full EP launch hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The previous release Watashi Wa Dance Party was the 2016 effort, Budokan or Bust!!!



Captain Kaiser announce debut album “Dog Days On Deck”, release video for single

Belgian punks Captain Kaiser have announced their debut album Dog Days On Deck will be released in early 2018 through Bearded Punk Records. They’ve also premiered a video for a new song called “Eskimos & Mermaids”.

Check the music video out below and stay tuned for more details on the band’s debut LP.



Knuckle Puck release video for “Gone”, share tour dates

Our pop punk buddies Knuckle Puck have just shared their video for “Gone,” which is off of their new album Shapeshifter via Rise Records.

You can check out the video here, which plays on the ever classic “Rock Show” from Blink 182 amd shows their fun in Indiana- cigars with the dads included.

The boys are also heading out on tour tomorrow, which will last for a month. You can scope out the dates below, and click here to buy tickets.



Belmont (pop punk) announce pre orders for 7″ vinyl ‘Water Weight/ Step Aside’

Chicago pop punk natives Belmont have just announced pre orders for a new 7″vinyl via Mutant League Records. There will be 500 copies pressed, 200 will be translucent purple with black smoke and 300 will be pink and white starburst. Side one will be “Water Weight” and Side B will be “Step Aside.” 

You can pre order the new vinyl here until copies run out.



Zebrahead announce compilation album “The Bonus Brothers”, finishing new record

Zebrahead have announced they are going to release a compilation album on November 24th, titled The Bonus Brothers, which includes only songs previously only available in Japan. In addition to that, the band stated that they have been in the studio finishing the recording process of their next album, due for release next year, and will release recording videos with snippets of new songs in December.

You can read the band’s statement regarding The Bonus Brothers and their upcoming record here.

Zebrahead’s recent album, Walk the Plank, was released in 2015.



Video: City Mouse perform “Downtown” at Live From The Rock Room

Check out the first video of City Mouse performing “Downtown” at Live From The Rock Room! You can watch it out below.

The band have just released their latest album “Get Right” on It’s Alive Records. You can listen to it here.