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Decent Criminal perform “Loner” and “Cold” on Live From The Rock Room

Northern California’s Decent Criminal recently stopped by The Rock Room to perform their songs “Loner” and “Cold.”  You can check out the video below.

Ratboys stream upcoming album “GN”

Chicago-based post-country/indie-rock (?!?) duo Ratboys, are streaming their new album, GN, on their website a day before release. The album will be released by Topshelf Records tomorrow.

Listen to “GN” here!


The Vansaders stream new track “Sunrise” from upcoming EP

Asbury Park rockers The Vansaders have released new track at bandcamp. “Sunrise” is their first release since their August 2016 EP “This Time Around.”

This is the first I’ve heard from them, and they definitely have my attention. Looking forward to their new EP.

You can stream “Sunrise” below, and if you’re feeling generous, you can throw The Vansaders a buck for the song.

Rozwell Kid stream new album “Precious Art”

Rozwell Kid are currently streaming their new album Precious Art via their Bandcamp page. You can check it out below.

Precious Art was released on June 23 via SideOneDummy, and follows their 2015 release Good Graphics.

Super Whatevr release video for “Bloomfield”

Costa Mesa’s Super Whatevr have released a new single and corresponding video, “Bloomfield.” About a failed relationship, vocalist Skyler McKee says “the lyrics are about arguing back and forth with your better judgment and the turmoil that comes out of that state of being. ‘We’ve got a lot in common, nothing in common at all, but if you like being alone then come and find me’ is rationalizing the obvious fact that the relationship was a train wreck but loneliness sometimes feels heavier than dissonance.”

The band was last heard on their Good Luck EP. Check out the video for “Bloomfield” below.

Decent Criminal (punk) premiere new track “Deviant”

Northern California’s Decent Criminal have released a new track for streaming, “Deviant” which is off of their upcoming album Bloom. The band was last heard on their self-titled full-length which they released last year.

This track rules. Check out “Deviant” here.

The dollyrots debut lyric video for ‘Other Trucker’

LA based pop punk duo The Dollyrots premiered a brand new lyric video for its single ‘Other Trucker’. The track can be found on the band’s latest full length release Whiplash Splash, which came out in March earlier this year.

The Dollyrots are also set to play a couple of California dates with legendary UK punks the Buzzcocks. Full tour dates and the video for ‘Other Trucker’ can be found below.

Rozwell Kid release 10 hour long video for new track ‘Wendy’s Trash Can’

Got a couple of hours to spare? The amazing Rozwell Kid just premiered a 10 hour long(!) music video for its new track ‘Wendy’s Trash Can’. The latest single to be taken from the band’s upcoming full length ‘Precious Art’, out June 23 via SideOneDummy. You can pre-order ‘Precious Art’ right here.

Head down below for 10 hours of viewing pleasure.

Music Video: Hollow Suns – “Out Of Touch”

Tokyo, Japan based punk-rockers Hollow Suns have premiered a music video for their new track “Out Of Touch.” You can watch it below.

“Out Of Touch” is taken from the band’s latest EP, titled Hollow Suns II, which was released today, June 7, in Japan. The album follows their self-titled debut release.

The Dirty Truckers (Rock) stream new EP “Tiger Stripes”

Boston rock act The Dirty Truckers are streaming their upcoming EP, Tiger Stripes.

You can give it a listen below.

Tiger Stripes is set to be released on July 4th via Rum Bar Records.

Mannequin Pussy release video for ‘Pledge’

Philadelphia’s noise punk act Mannequin Pussy dropped a new video for its track ‘Pledge’. The song is taken from the band’s 2016 full length release ‘Romantic’, which came out through Tiny Engines.

Mannequin Pussy started its European tour just today. Head down below for the ‘Pledge’ video and full tour dates.

Private Lives (ex-Finch) launch PledgeMusic campaign

Private Lives, Nate Barcalow’s (formerly of Finch) new band, have launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the production of debut full length, “No Future”. The album will be released on vinyl and as a download.

You can listen to the band’s debut single, “Man of Faith”, which was released earlier this month, below.

Brick + Mortar announce summer tour, release Dropped Again EP


New Jersey’s Brick + Mortar have just announced a whole slew of summer tour dates, kicking off in late July. The band also just released their EP Dropped Again, which is a re-release of 2015’s Dropped, but includes two new tracks and a remix of “Move To The Ocean.”

You can check out the list of dates in the tour announcement video below.

Music Video: Hollow Suns (Japanese Punk-Rock) – “Drift Me Off”

Tokyo, Japan based punk-rocks Hollow Suns have premiered a music video for their new track “Drift Me Off.” You can watch it below.

“Drift Me Off” is taken from the band’s upcoming EP, titled Hollow Suns II, which is set to be released on June 7 in Japan. The album follows their self-titled debut release.

The Dirty Nil – ‘Minimum R&B’

Since the birth of punk, numerous fledgling bands have learnt their craft through the release of limited edition 7” and EPs. In this, the internet age, platforms such as bandcamp have made it fundamentally easier and more economically viable for bands and smaller labels to release these offerings and gradually build a following before launching into the critical and commercial minefield that is releasing your debut album. This is exactly the path followed by Canadian rockers, The Dirty Nil. Their phenomenal debut album Higher Power was the culmination of everything they had learnt from five years of recording and, for many, it was their first introduction to a band who are quickly forging a reputation as one of the most exciting rock bands around. Thankfully, Dine Alone and Fat Wreck Chords have joined together to offer a fascinating insight into the creative growth of the band by releasing this compilation of all of their 7”s and EPs to date. Now those who have had their appetite whetted by Higher Power  can take a trip through their history to find a band who, from the very beginning, have been making nose-bleed inducing, scuffed up, perfect slacker anthems.

Debut single “Fucking Up Young” saw the band come out swinging with a thrillingly raw and infectious single that has to rank as one of the best debut singles of the modern era. The bare bones production and the rough and ready scuzzy guitars are refreshingly gritty and authentic, coming across like an old, dusty artifact of the band’s origins. It perfectly captures that moment in time where the band threw themselves into what (for all they knew) could have been their only shot at cutting a single. The band hadn’t had to time to overthink things, just plug in and play. It helps that their sound had already been honed through years of touring as the take sounds live with stop-start, wigged out guitars and short sharp bursts of percussion. The B-side from the single “Verona Lung” is a similarly spiky, unpolished gem of an alt-rock song which combines the deceptive simplicity of Pixies and the vulnerable howl of Rivers Cuomo.

Next up comes “Little Metal Baby Fist” and “Hate is a Stone” from their “Little Baby Fist” EP – “Little Baby Fist” blends together equal parts Husker Du, The Replacements and Fugazi to leave an uncompromising, explosive punk song with a hook you could hang a T-Rex from. Their 2014 7”, “Cinnamon” b/w “Guided By Vices”, their first for Fat Wreck Chords, has a grungier feel but is anything but derivative, coming across like a lost Nirvana cover of the Vaselines from their Incesticide album. “Guided by Vices” in particular has a riff that could instantly oxygenate your blood as the band coil a classic rock n roll riff into an incendiary ball of noise.

“Nicotine”, “Beat”, “New Flesh” and “Pale Blue” all come from 2014’s “Smite” EP. “Nicotine” distorts a standard blues shuffle  while“Beat” kicks in the door, taking the classic punk sound of The Damned and views it through the prism of 80’s DC Hardcore. “New Flesh” shows a more hardcore side to the band with the band kneeling at the altar of hardcore legends Minor Threat. Original bass player Dave Nardi takes over vocal duties to scream himself inside out as the band pummel through a full throttle slab of abrasive, caustic hardcore. Closer “Caroline” is a mid-tempo waltz which sees the band combine their sound with classic 60s melodies. It builds to a swirling whirl of biting guitars with singer Luke Bentham howling and lamenting through the din.
This compilation acts as the perfect introduction for those taken in by their hook-laden, riff-heavy, fiery debut and are thirsty for more. It’s an exhilarating flick through their discography to date and after repeated listening it doesn’t feel so much a compilation as an early greatest hits record.

4.5/5 Stars