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Anchors (hardcore, Australia) stream self-titled EP in full

Aussie melodic hardcore group Anchors are streaming their self-titled EP in full. Give it a listen below and if you like it, make sure you buy a copy because all proceeds are to be given to Sea Shepherd Australia – a worthy cause indeed.

Anchors is the first release from the four-piece since the 2012 record Lost at the Bottom of the World.



Primeval Soup (UK, Anarcho) stream latest album “To The Great Calamity Of The Inhabitants”

UK anarcho-punks Primeval Soup are streaming their latest full-length album, To The Great Calamity Of The Inhabitants, in its entirety and absolutely for free.

The record was released by the UK’s infamous DIY specialists, Pumpkin Records, and you can check it out below.



El Topo Goes Loco (festival, Beligium) announces final lineup feat. The Siknotes, Antillectual, Acid Snot, and Faintest Idea

Belgium’s El Topo Goes Loco festival have announced the final lineup for their fifth edition. Joining the ska, punk, and reggae extravaganza will be the likes of The Siknotes, Thee Infidels, Acid Snot, Antillectual, Faintest IdeaStraightline and many more. There’s still plenty of tickets left for this year’s party so if you’re interested in attending then just head over to the official Facebook page for all the information you’ll need.

El Topo Goes Loco is held at the end of May, 2017 in Mol, Belgium. For the full lineup of artists, check the poster, visit the festival Facebook page, or take a look at the list below.



Greg Graffin on the next Bad Religion album

Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin just released his new solo album Millport, but earlier this week, he spoke to OC Register a little bit about the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that they are always talking about new music, but a new record could “take some time”. He added:

“As you get older you want to put stuff out that’s of higher quality than what came before it. Our last album, ‘True North,’ that was a benchmark for us. It was a fantastic album and surprisingly set a new standard for Bad Religion that we’re going to have to do better than.”

When the new Bad Religion album will be released is unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details come to light. Not only will it be their first since 2013’s True North, but their first one with new members Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums.



Dead Bars (pop-punk) stream new album “Dream Gig”

Seattle gruffy pop-punks Dead Bars are streaming their long awaited new album, Dream Gig. The 8-track release is currently up for streaming over on the band’s Bandcamp page, which you can check out below.

There will be a CD and vinyl release in Japan, stay tuned for details as they come to light regarding this physical release.

Dream Gig is officially released digitally through No Idea Records. It follows the band’s 2016 split with Florida’s The Tim Version.



Music Video: All Out (melodic punk) – “See The Fact”

Japanese melodic punk rock band All Out have premiered a brand new music video for their song “See The Fact.” This is the latest single by the band out on One By One Records.

You can watch the clip below.



Save Your Generation Records stream new compilation “A Comprehensive Guide To Save Your Generation”

Michigan indie label Save Your Generation Records are streaming a brand new compilation titled, A Comprehensive Guide to Save Your Generation. This 12″ comp is an expansion of the original 7″ TV Dinner series, with bands like Vital Sea, Hot Mulligan, Kayak Jones, Deer Widow, Backpacks, Lawnmower, Welman and many others.

The comp will see its digital release today (March 10th, 2017), with a vinyl release coming in early May. You can check the digital stream out below. Stay tuned for details surrounding the vinyl release.



Hilltop Rats streaming new EP “Endless Summer” in its entirety

Washington punks Hilltop Rats are streaming new EP Endless Summer. If you’re a fan of fast, melodic punk in the vein of 88 Fingers Louie, I recommend checking it out below.

Endless Summer was released on March 3rd through Felony Records. The band had previously only released a 4-song demo in 2014.



Album Review: Dead Bars – “Dream Gig”

Well, the day has finally come– Dead Bars have released their debut album. The Seattle punks have released splits with the Tim Version and Sunshine State, recorded a perfect self-titled EP, played Fest, and are a piece of the incredibly rich and diverse No Idea Records legacy, but, until now, they have avoided putting a full-length to wax. Dream Gig is a culmination of talent and tendencies, met with vision and ambition and all the stuff that makes good rock ‘n roll into something to swear by.

Dream Gig isn’t so much a concept record as a thematic one. Whatever you want to call it, it is undoubtedly cohesive. The album opens with “Overture,” a lone piano playing a melody that alludes to the hook of the title track. From there, we get “Earplug Girl,” the first traditional song on the album. It’s a classic Dead Bars song, and probably one of my favorites of their catalog. It shows off a handful of their best qualities– a knack for singalong melodies, as well as John Maiello’s slice-of-life songwriting. “Earplug Girl” transcends through mundanity. It tells a small story with simple matter-of-facts that becomes bigger than either the event that inspired it or the music itself. It reminds me a lot of the dirty realism of Bukowski or Carver, whose stripped down prose and banal subject matter captured common folk and desperation better than anything flowery and elegant ever could.

“D Line to the Streamline” is another highlight– catchy, with a memorable guitar hook, a chorus to die for, and a bridge to scream. “And now I’m closing out my tab/ I have to walk home, I am sad, blah blah the sorrow. I have work tomorrow,” might be the defining lyrics for a generation of punks too old to mosh. In the wrong hands, the idea of aging rockers living out their rock ‘n roll dreams on a small scale could be uncomfortable and even a bit depressing. But, through “Face the Music” and “Tear Shaped Bruise” the music is given an identity of its own: savior. At the heart of Dead Bars’ self-aware bummers is the truth that rock ‘n roll is something worth sacrificing for, something pure and loud and powerful.

Dream Gig is Dead Bars at their most ambitious and defined. Guitar, bass, and drums have combined to fill out their melodic punk singalongs with an almost classic rock optimism– a fist-pumping specter that gives lines like, “I got insoles in my shoes,” a shade of honest-to-god victory. And it’s this defiant sense of accomplishment that makes Dream Gig tick. The title track is the band at it’s most ambitious, a seven-minute mission statement of everything Dead Bars. There’s a hunger within those shouted lines, a manifesto of purpose that throws a finger to the face of anyone who has forsaken art for getting a real job, for those who say dreams are meant to be waken from. From the refrain of “Dream big,” the instruments lead their way through melodies and feedback, before blasting into industrial sounding static, an innovation to their sound that brings to mind acts like Titus Andronicus or Fucked Up.

Dead Bars courses with nervous energy and insight, they’re both wistful and cutting and they do so while playing immediately likeable music. Dirtbag couplets, woah-oh’s, and guitar leads; the smell of pale lagers and the lingering guilt of a path not taken; chance encounters broken down and mined for meaning– coalesce into something vibrant, victorious, and uniquely defiant. Dead Bars play punk rock like it means something to them, like it should mean something. Dream Gig is an ode to the dreamers and the music that keeps their head in the clouds.

5/5



DS Exclusive: The Digs stream new EP “Kinetic”

Boston punks The Digs have a new 4-track EP coming out on March 17th via Ocelot Records, but you can check it below before you hear it anywhere else.  Kinetic packs a big punch in 4 distortion-heavy songs, from the anthemic “Continuum” to the swanky “San Dimas.”

Kinetic will be available everywhere on March 17th, and you can pick it up here.  The Digs’ last release was their debut full-length, Manic, which came out in November 2015.



Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies streams ‘City of New Orleans’ off upcoming album “Rake It In: The Greatest Hits”

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are now streaming the song ‘City of New Orleans’ from their upcoming album “Rake It In: The Greatest Hits” to be released April 7th on Fat Werck Chords. Check it out below.

This is their first release since “Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!”, which was released in 2014.



Lineups announced for Punk Rock Bowling (Las Vegas) club shows

As though you needed additional excuses to make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, the lineups for the club shows should put you over the edge.

Roughly a dozen shows were announced, and the lineups include such varying acts as The Lawrence Arms (and a separate solo appearance by Brendan Kelly), Screw 32, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Vandals, Street Dogs, Off With Their Heads, The Menzingers, The Mr. T Experience, Hepcat, The Scandals and so many more. Head below for the full rundown.

A reminder that the just-announced club shows are in addition to the main festival shows that include Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, Cock Sparrer, and dozens more.

Check out the festival’s official website for all the details.



CJ Ramone covers Tom Waits’ “Pony” and announces extensive US/European tour

Former Ramones bass player CJ Ramone has released another song, and this one is near and dear to the heart of yours truly. It’s a track called “Pony,” and it’s a cover of the Tom Waits classic of the same name. Waits’ version appears on his 1999 masterpiece, “Mule Variations,” while CJ’s version appears on his upcoming full-length, “American Beauty.” Check it out below.

But wait…there’s more! CJ Ramone also announced a pantload of US and European tour dates that’ll keep him busy from mid-April through mid-July. The North American run features support from NY punks Big Eyes. Check out the full rundown below (under the video).

“American Beauty” is due out March 17th on Fat Wreck Chords.



Rancid and Dropkick Murphys announce co-headlining “From Boston To Berkeley” tour

For all of you that have been living under a rock over the last twenty-four hours and have subsequently not been on the Internet…Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are co-headlining a North American tour this coming summer!

Dubbed the “From Boston To Berkeley” tour, the month-long jaunt kicks off July 27th in Bangor, Maine, and runs through August 26th in Los Angeles. (We’ll just let that one percolate for a minute.) If the co-headliners weren’t enough to get you out to a show, the two heavyweight bands are bringing along a handful of openers who are pretty impressive in their own individual rights. Support on the first half of the tour (through August 9th in Milwaukee) comes from The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers. The second half kicks off two days later in August 11th and features support from The Selecter and Kevin Seconds. Head below for the full rundown!



Svetlanas announce new full-length, “This Is Moscow Not LA”

Everybody’s favorite Russian-Italian political punks, Svetlanas, have announced preliminary details of a brand-spankin’-new album. It’s called “This Is Moscow Not LA,” and it’s slated for release in the near future via Rad Girlfriend Records. There’s no formal release date or pre-order info for you yet, but we’ll keep you posted!

Svetlana’s last album, 2015’s “Naked Horse Rider,” was released via Altercation Records.