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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:26 PM (PST) by Daron
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 PM (PST) by Johnny X
The Uglies (formerly known as The Bumpin’ Uglies) released their debut EP last July and are currently working on their debut full-length. Stickaround released their debut EP in May, 2016. Both debuts are worth checking out and you can do so below.
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:59 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Jacksonville four-piece Sled are allowing folks to stream their debut single ahead of their full album release in September. The band were formerly known as Pinhole Down, and being as one member runs Bird Attack Records, it makes sense that they’d release their material through them.
You can check out “Connect the Network” below whilst you wait for the full album release later in the year.
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 4:18 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Spanish skate punks Spin-Off have released a stripped-down version of their song “Would You Wait?”. It appears on the band’s acoustic EP Make Unplugged Great Again, due out June 18th.
You can give the track a listen below.
Spin-Off last released their debut album Old’s Cool in 2015. It’s free to download on bandcamp.
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:33 AM (PST) by rick delaney
The legends that are 88 Fingers Louie are streaming a new track from their soon to be released record Thank You For Being a Friend. “Catastrophe Awaits” is the second tune that the band are previewing from the album which is due out on June, 30th, 2017, via Bird Attack Records.
As well as the pending record, 88 Fingers Louie will be paying European fans a visit during the coming summer. You can listen to “Catastrophe Awaits”, and check out their tour dates below.
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3:58 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie‘s new album Thank You for Being a Friend is now available to pre-order. Options include digital, CD, black vinyl, and a super-limited amount of colored wax. Head over here to grab your copy.
Thank You for Being a Friend is set to release on June 30th through Bird Attack Records. It will be the band’s first album in almost 20 years, following 1998’s Back on the Streets.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:05 PM (PST) by rick delaney
California skate punk thrashers Surface Report are streaming a track from their forthcoming debut album, Stand By… The full record should be out on July, 28th, 2017 and if the early offerings from the group are anything to go by, it’s going to be an absolute cracker.
In the meantime, check out “Satiate” below.
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 4:54 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
You can watch the video below. The track features vocals from none other than Joey Cape too…
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 3:43 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:13 AM (PST) by villagebrown
Swedish melodic hardcore punk band Bash Brothers recently released a brand new music video for their “A Part of Me.” This track is one off of their debut full-length, Life Lessons, which is officially released today, June 1st, 2017. You can check the clip out below.
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 2:24 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
You can listen to the EP in it’s entirety below.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:41 PM (PST) by liathdavis
Hailing from Eksjö Sweden, Bash Brothers are now streaming yet another track off of their upcoming full length, Life Lessons.
“You Are Fading Away” is the eighth track of the ten track album which is set for release on June 1, via Thousand Island Records.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:40 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie recently performed “Smart Enough to Run” on Live From The Rock Room.
You can check out that video below.
88 Fingers Louie is getting set to release their new album Thank You for Being a Friend on June 30th through Bird Attack Records.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Canadian melodic punks Fableway have released a new video for their song “Left Right and Crazy” off their most recent album “Medical Tourism”.
You can check out the awesome new video and their latest album below.
Gnarwolves was always a band on the periphery of my vision. They were a band that came swinging hard with EP after EP (helpfully gathered in Chronicles of Gnarnia); they played skate punk with a bit more hardcore in the mix than usual, with breakdowns and melodies galore. Every Gnarwolves song had that youthful energy where you could imagine them all in a room, riffing hard, trying to make each other smile with what they could pull off. “Melody Has Big Plans,” for me, is the culmination of all their best elements– it is bleak and loud, catchy and aggressive, with earnest twenty-something yearning. Then they released a pretty great full-length that had me nodding along, but also wondering if the best days were already over.
Now, with Outsiders, I wasn’t really expecting anything. As a punk fan, I’ve learned to turn off the part of my brain that expects things. Bands change their sound, topics evolve, all that jazz. When we collectively look back on the mess that was Against Me!’s entire career and subsequent fan response and cringe, we will be thankful level heads prevail in the future. Outsiders is another step in Gnarwolves development as a band, and as a sophomore album it represents a departure from their last album, and an even larger departure from their EPs. In fact, I won’t even bury the lead: Outsiders doesn’t hit for me. It’s competent, for sure, and sometimes it does shine, but the overall takeaway for me was a lot of shrugging.
We have moved into Flatliners territory, we are hanging with the Menzingers. The latter of which I love more than most, but it takes chops to pull off what they do. Slice of life storytelling put to melody– wistful and romantic as it is, can turn to something saccharine or worse, insubstantial, in less deft hands. And that is where part of my apathy to Outsiders originates. Gnarwolves have shifted gears into something different, and that is dandy, but they are not pulling it off. There are moments where it all comes together, for sure, but for the large part, Outsiders passes by without a single moment of recognition, no connection or feeling communicated. The album leaves you struggling to remember a single song. Gnarwolves skate punk anthems have been rounded down into a grey area between the melodic punk they’re taking influence from and the aggression-forward sound that is still their basis. It results in a weird, not very satisfying twilight where the drums are fast and the guitars are trebly, rolled back on both distortion and attitude. If it were dynamic, it would work. Their first album did this, with open note stuff that chimes then explodes into ripping chordage. Here, it is all melded together into something flat and uninspired.
Which is a shame, because Outsiders doesn’t ever really fail. It’s hard to review a band when they do everything right in the execution phase. They play well, the album sounds good, it’s just what they’re choosing to do isn’t particularly interesting. For the most part, the songwriting loses its punch with the instrumentation, but there are songs that do push through and do become memorable on repeat listens. Album opener “Straightjacket” is one of them, and it succeeds through its pop punk veracity, while not necessarily saying anything too interesting. “Argument” is probably the best song on the album, and that’s because of the easy resonation of the pre-chorus refrain of “resist, resist, resist!”
I have absolutely fallen into the punk rock trap of turning on a band that didn’t deliver what I expected. And that’s why this is a hard review to write. I know that for some people, this album will work, but for me, I can’t escape just how middling it is in comparison of the energy and enthusiasm of early Gnarwolves. Their perspective used to be fresh and exciting, and on Outsiders we see it giving way to age and new ideas, but not all of them good. There are ways to age gracefully, but Outsiders makes me wonder if Gnarwolves were a band never destined to grow old.