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Dollar Signs (Punk/Folk-Punk) announce new EP “Life is Ruff,” stream new track and announce tour

Charlotte based folk-punkers Dollar Signs have announced they will be releasing a new EP, titled “Life Is Ruff,” on March 28 via their own imprint label Possum Heart Records. With this announcement they are streaming a brand new track off the new EP, titled “House of Leaves (Me Alone).” You can listen to it below.

Dollar Signs will be touring in support of their new EP, setting out on the “Life Is Ruff Tour.” You can find the tour poster, dates and locations below the stream.

Harley Poe (Horror Folk Punk) stream new album “Lost and Losing It”

Horror infused folk punk act out of Kokomo, Indiana Harley Poe are currently streaming their latest album, titled “Lost and Losing It,” through CDBaby on YouTube.  You can listen to it below.

“Lost and Losing It” follows their last release, album “Fallen Down” which was released after the band announced they were stopping activities. “Lost and Losing It” is described by frontman Joseph Whiteford as; “These songs aren’t about fictional monsters, but are based on my own reality within this last year.” You can find the rest of his statement on the album here. The album is available to purchase for download from CDBaby.

DS Photo Gallery: Bryan McPherson, The Radiator Rattlers and Nick The Barbarian (Nashua, NH)

Hard-working protest punk troubadour Bryan McPherson spent the better part of December touring eastward from his adopted homeland of California to his original homeland of Boston, Massachusetts, and he’s spent the better part of the past few weeks headed back to the West Coast. Early on the post-inauguration leg of the tour, he rolled through The Thirsty Turtle in yours truly’s original hometown of Nashua, New Hampshire. It probably goes without saying that the present administration is going to require — and inspire — a great deal of fiery protest literature and music and art. McPherson has been a thorn in the side of the status quo for many years now (you may recall his being banned from performing at Disney-owned locations a couple years back while opening for Dropkick Murphys), though his words take on added gravity now.

On the morning of this particular show, women (and the men and children who love them) took to the streets in overwhelming numbers (including an estimated 175,000 in nearby Boston) to protest the policies of the sexist, racist Cheeto-In-Chief, making the firebrand McPherson’s performance a perfect bookend. With little fanfare amidst an intimate but attentive crowd, McPherson ripped through a set comprised mostly of tracks from his last couple full-length albums, 2015’s Wedgewood and 2012’s American Boy, American Girl.

The Radiator Rattlers

Direct support was provided on this night by The Radiator Rattlers, a “cow-punk rock and roll” band from Haverhill, Massachusetts. The raucous seven-piece wasted little time between songs, instead blazing through a high-energy set forty-five-ish minute set that closed with a rather spontaneous, crowd-inspired cover of the Fear classic “I Love Living In The City.”

Nick The Barbarian

Nashua-based tattoo-artist-turned-one-man-band Nick The Barbarian played his typical booze-fueled set of songs about songs about ass-kicking debauchery and murdering the Westboro Baptist Church. His set is a lot of fun, although there was roughly an hour between show-opener Berten Lee’s finger-picked folk punk set and that of the Barbarian, all-but killing whatever sort of momentum had been building for the five-act show (a Massachusetts-based acoustic duo called Hometown Eulogy also played, and though they’re enjoyable, they’re more along the lines of Woodstock-era folk and not included in this particular story), though the Rattlers and McPherson certainly brought the intensity back late in the evening.

Check out the full photo galley below.


Serenity Now! (punk) stream new EP “Views From The 666”

Toronto punks Serenity Now! are streaming their newest EP, Views From The 666, in full. The 2-track release is a preview of things to come on the band’s upcoming full-length and can be heard over on the Fireworks Collective Bandcamp. You can check it out below.

Views From The 666 follows the band’s 2015 release, Facsimile. 

Brook Pridemore streams new release “Breakup Songs, With Horns”

Brook Pridemore, a folk-punk/anti-folk artist from Brooklyn, NY, has released his latest EP “Breakup Songs, With Horns.” You can listen to the stream of it below.

On the release, Brook had this to say: Hey, so I made these recordings over the last couple of years. They stemmed from a lot of projects that I started but never quite finished. What I realized over time was that they worked well together as a weird little EP. Scattered, smothered and covered. Two songs are by Mike from Prewar Yardsale (Dina plays on those, as well as three others). One was written for me to sing by Thomas Patrick Maguire. One was written by Neil Kelly and originally recorded by Huggabroomstik. One was written by Kung Fu Crimewave. The others were written by me. Some of this was recorded by Brian Speaker and some was recorded by Casey Holford. They’re both good people who make things sound good.

Brook Pridemore’s last full release prior to “Breakup Songs, With Horns” was album “Brook Pridemore’s Gory Details,” which was released on June 26, 2014.

Escape From The Zoo (members of Days N Daze) stream new album “Killacopter”

Houston folk punk act Escape From The Zoo (featuring Jesse Sandejas of Days N Daze) are streaming their new album Killacopter in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, the band is offering the whole thing as a pay what you want download.

Killacopter was released on January 20th, 2017.

New Music: Frank Turner – “The Sand In The Gears”

New music from the great Frank Turner on the first full day of the Chester Cheeto administration. It’s an apropos rallying-cry song called “The Sand In The Gears,” and it was recorded live in concert at Turner’s show in Silver Springs, Maryland, the other night.

You can give the track a listen below.

Turner is currently in the early stages of a big North American tour that wraps up February 18th in Boston. Check out the full tour itinerary here.

New Music: Cory Branan streams new track “Imogene” from upcoming album “Adios”

Assuming we haven’t been swallowed up by the fiery hellscape of damnation by the first week of April, we’ll have a new Cory Branan album to look forward to!

It’s called Adios, and it’s billed as “Cory’s death album.” If you saw him out on the road with the likes of Chuck Ragan or Brian Fallon or Lucero last year, you got a taste of what’s to come by way of a song called “The Vow,” penned as an ode to his late father. It’s heart-breaking but razor-sharp, which is pretty much Branan’s wheelhouse.

Adios is due out April 7th on Branan’s longtime label home, Bloodshot Records. Pre-orders of the album, including limited-edition pink vinyl (which yours truly just did — apropos on a day like today) are available here. In the meantime, you can stream the album’s lead single, “Imogene,” right here, and check out Branan’s upcoming tour dates here. Stay tuned for more on Adios in the coming months.

Branan’s last album, “The No Hit Wonder,” was released back in 2014 on Bloodshot Records,

Serenity Now! stream new song “I’ve Seen The World And I’m Tired”

Toronto pop-punkers Serenity Now!, are streaming a brand new song called “I’ve Seen The World And I’m Tired.” The track is one off of their upcoming EP, Views From The 666, which is a two-track teaser EP to their upcoming full-length album. The band also announced that they have signed with Montreal based label, Fireworks Collective to release the album – due out this spring. You can check the new song out below.

Serenity Now! last released Facsimile in 2015.

Davey Dynamite (Dying Scene Records) talks new album, new sound and new plans

There’s a moment in a short school project film about the Chicago folk punk scene where Davey Dynamite stands, legs apart, a battered guitar around his neck, locking eyes with a bearded man less than a meter away as he sings his heart out for all he’s worth. The man bellows the lyrics back with the same amount of intensity and gusto, as if the lyrics mean as much to him as to the young man who wrote them. Rather surprisingly, that bearded man turns out to be a professor of Anthropology which seems to be a fitting summary of Davey Dynamite the artist. He is a singer with that rare ability to connect with his audience on their level no matter who they are or where they come from. He has that uncanny ability to frame instantly relatable lyrics around passionate and powerful punk songs.

Davey grew up in and around Chicago and has been playing as “Davey Dynamite” since 2010 when he discovered the city’s thriving and nurturing punk scene. After a number of solo acoustic albums sprinkled with a handful of “plugged-in” tunes, his new album “Holy Shit” finds him supported by a full band on every track. It is without doubt one of the most inspiring, raw and dynamic releases of the last 12 months. 11 taut, anthemic punk songs replete with irresistible hooks and seismic choruses that sit somewhere between Frank Turner and Against Me! Just like those artists he has an exceptional ability to write lyrics that describe the human condition in new and interesting ways. Below, Davey tells us more about the recording of “Holy Shit”, his influences and what inspires him to write songs that rally against injustice and intolerance in contemporary society.

DS Exclusive: Nathan Leigh Premieres New LP “Ordinary Eternal Machinery”

A few weeks back we premiered the supremely good single “The Slumlord’s Kids” from folk punk, Nathan Leigh. Well, you guys loved it so much Mr. Leigh said that when the new album was released, he’d let you guys get a hold of it first! Well, the day of it’s release is upon us and he made good on his promise and sent Ordinary Eternal Machinery over for us to stream, exclusively for your precious little ears! Even if you’re not a fan of the genre, you’ll want to give this one a go. Sure, it has overtly anti-political lyrics and songs of solidarity as you would expect but it also has sensational music composition that goes far beyond the traditional confines of the trusty acoustic guitar that reminded us of the versatile and ageless Paul Simon. Listen to all eighteen incredible tracks, below!

Music Video: Escape From The Zoo (members of Days N Daze) – “Don’t Blink”

Houston folk punk act Escape From The Zoo (featuring Jesse Sandejas of Days N Daze) have released a music video for their song “Don’t Blink.”

You can check it out below.

Escape From The Zoo last released The Wasted Years EP on February 13th, 2015.

Cory Branan announces Spring 2017 US Tour Dates

Criminally underrated Nashville-based singer-songwriter (and personal favorite of yours truly) Cory Branan has announced a couple months worth of tour dates that’ll find him on tour throughout the States for most of March and April 2017. The run kicks off March 2nd in Birmingham, Alabama, and runs through April 29th in West Columbia. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

Cory Branan’s last album, “The No Hit Wonder,” was released back in 2014 on Bloodshot Records, but his new full-length is in the bag; stay tuned for details in the very near future.

Music Video: THE RODEOS – “Noisy Majority”

Musashino, Japan based folk-punk outfit THE RODEOS have premiered a music video for their new track “Noisy Majority.” You can give it a watch below.

“Noisy Majority” comes from the band’s upcoming full-length, titled “UNCHAINED,” which is set to release on February 8 via Diwphalanx Records. You can find the album art and tracklist below the video.

Harley Poe (Horror Folk Punk) announce details on upcoming album “lost and losing it”

Horror infused folk punk act out of Kokomo, Indiana Harley Poe have announced details on an upcoming album, titled “lost and losing it.” The album will be available digitally through CDBaby within the next few weeks, before becoming available through other online retailers. “lost and losing it” is set to be released on Valentines Day, February 14. Harley Poe has also released the tracklist, which you can find below.

Harley Poe frontman Joseph Whiteford had this to say in regards to the upcoming album: Hey all, the new #Harleypoe album is so close to being finished. It will be getting mixed and mastered within the next couple weeks and will be available digitally through cdbaby, followed by all online outlets. December 30th, forever changing my life, was supposed to be the release of #lostandlosingit, but due to the busy holiday season and schedules not always lining up, the release date has been changed to Valentine’s Day. I really hope you guys dig these new songs, but more than that I hope they help others who have gone through hard times and have had trouble finding their way out. These songs aren’t about fictional monsters, but are based on my own reality within this last year. I will begin 2017 a stronger person having dealt with a divorce I didn’t want and the letting go of past beliefs about God, love, and purpose. Some people take counseling in a private room to deal with their demons. I write songs for everyone to hear. This album has been my therapy.