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Music Video: Drunk Couples – “Wrecked”

South Carolina punks Drunk Couples have premiered a new music video for their song “Wrecked.” This song is one off of their debut album Blasted!. This rock and punk trio will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout any of their material and this song is no different. Check out the riffage and explosive energy that is Drunk Couples below.

Blasted! is scheduled for release on June 17th, 2016 via Bob Records.

Drunk Couples (garage punk?) streaming new track – “Raisin’ Hell In The Holy City”

South Carolina garage punk? trio Drunk Couples are now streaming a new track off their debut LP. Listen to “Raisin’ Hell In The Holy City” below.

As I mentioned, the song is off the band’s debut LP, Blasted!, which is due out next month (June 17th) on Bob Records. Check out the album artwork and tracklisting below the music.

The Shapers (garage-punk) release “Secrets” music video

France’s garage/glam punk The Shapers have released a music video for their tune “Secrets” taken from their new EP Reckless Youth and you can check it out below.

The video was directed by Mayol, the media director of Vans who previously worked with Parkway Drive and Foo Fighters.

The Shapers released Reckless Youth on February 26, 2016.

The Devil’s Troubadours release live acoustic video for new song “Control”

Portland, Oregon’s punk ‘n roll act The Devil’s Troubadours have released a music live acoustic video for a new song called “Control” and you can check it out below.

You has been added to the band’s debut, self-titled EP on bandcamp.

The Devil’s Troubadours was released on December 5th via Zomie! Media Records.

Album Review: Mind Spiders – “Prosthesis”

When you’ve been in the game as long as Mark Ryan has, you can pretty much do whatever you want.  As one of the founding members of influential garage punk band The Marked Men, a major creative force in the similar but darker group Radioactivity, and many other projects, he has definitely become a master of creating memorable and ridiculously catchy lo-fi punk tunes.  And he has no plans on slowing down.  With Prosthesis, Ryan’s constantly evolving “solo” project Mind Spiders returns for their 4th album of synth heavy garage punk.

The boys from The Marked Men seem to be getting darker and darker with each new album they put out, no matter the group.  Last years’ Silent Kill from Radioactivity was the perfect blend of poppy melodies and dark atmosphere all wrapped up in their signature garage sound.  But that album still had its brighter songs.  Prosthesis takes the next step, with the whole album giving off a gloomy vibe from start to finish.  The synths and guitar play off each other with minor and dissonant chord passages that create a sense of unease.   The band is still able to pull the songs together and come out with something catchy and memorable.

Synthesizer is featured very prominently on the album.  In some songs, it is the driving force, while in others, it serves just to create a bit more atmosphere.  Songs like “No Filter” and “Prosthesis” use the synths to lay out the main melodies of the song, while the guitar backs them up and drums keep the song moving along.  “Running” on the other hand features very little, if any, synth and relies on the guitar strumming away at power chords and haunting vocals to create what is probably the catchiest song on the album.  “Cold” uses a similar outline but has great moments in the verses when the guitar cuts out and the synth comes in to accentuate the tone of the song.

The synth heavy nature of the album might turn some people off.  Some of the songs might come off as cheesy to some, like the robotic beeps and boops of “Split in Two.”  But underneath it all, this is most definitely a Mark Ryan album, and fans will know what they are going to get: a strong songwriting foundation with familiar garage punk staples and some not so familiar changes and experimentation that prove that Mind Spiders are at the top of their game.

4.5 / 5 Stars

Tomy & The Cougars (Garage Punk) stream new EP “This Is Porn”

French garage punk act Tomy & The Cougars are streaming their new EP This Is Porn.

Give it a listen below.

This Is Porn was released on March 3rd via Surfin Ki Records.

Solids release music video for “Blank Stare”

Montreal garage punk act Solids have released the music video for their song “Blank Stare.”

You can check it out below.

The band will release their new EP Else on April 15, 2016.

Black Market stream new album “Get Over It”

Charlotte, NC garage punks Black Market are streaming their upcoming debut full-length album Get Over It in its entirety.

Give it a listen here.

Get Over It is set to be released on April 1st via Negative Fun Records.  The album is a follow-up to their split 7″ with Totally Slow.


DS Photo Gallery: Druglords of the Avenues, Tartar Control, Civil War Rust, Dialectics at DNA Lounge SF (3.17.16)

This past St. Patrick’s Day I woke up with images of green beer and boiled meats that would be in my near future. The day had finally arrived where we are all just a little bit Irish, and for some reason we choose to celebrate in sometimes the worst fashion. Not this year though, as DNA Lounge was hosting a killer night of punk rock in their intimate, upstairs venue.

Up first to the stage was The Dialetics who hail from Santa Rosa and have a classic punk rock sound with a touch of DEVO and surf. The band recently released their newest album “Through The Wall” last week and pretty much covered the entire EP during their set. You can have a listen here.

Civil War Rust is one of those bands one their way to become a household name. These guys are relentlessly touring, and drawing bigger crowds at each show. It’s gritty, it’s melodic, it’ll make you get off your seat and dance around. Hell, you can even join the band on stage if you know the words. The band’s latest release, “Help Wanted” came out this past November.

I thought I had seen Tartar Control before, but I guess I was wrong because the set that fans were treated to was something I had never witnessed before, and which you could never forget. The band consists of two Mormon missionaries and a robot who supplies the beat as well as some witty comments. Vocalist Robert Selander is all over the place – at times calm and seated as if at church, while the next moment he’s doing handstands and running around the crowd, sticking his fingers in people’s mouths checking if they’ve recently brushed their teeth. Their name is, by the way, Tartar Control. I think the photos of these guys paint the picture fairly accurately.

Headliners for the night were Druglords of The Avenues, which features Swingin’ Utters vocalist Johnny Peebucks as frontman. If you’ve ever seen an Utters show, Peebucks is on point as always, with erratic kicks and fists in the air. This is clearly “a venture apart from its more famous Swingin’ counterpart, rather than an extension or a redundancy of it”, but there’s always that built-in fanbase, and with the same singer you’ll always hear a little something of the familiar.

Have a look at all the photos from the night’s performances below.

As always, big thanks to Barry for being so rad and having one of the best venues in the city.

TV Freaks stream new “D.Y.O.T./THE PITS” 7-inch (Garage Punk)

Hamilton, Ontario garage punk act TV Freaks have just released their new EP  D.Y.O.T./THE PITS and you can stream the entire thing below .

The album was put out on Schizophrenic Records.

Black Market (garage punk) release “DOA” off upcoming LP “Get Over It”

Charlotte, NC garage punks Black Market have put up a new song for streaming in anticipation of their debut full-length dropping April 1st. The song is called “DOA” and the album is called “Get Over It.” You can hear it below.

The album is a follow-up to their split 7″ with Totally Slow.

The Hip Priests (punk ‘n roll) stream new single “Make War Not Love”

English punk ‘n rollers The Hip Priests are streaming a brand new single titled “Make War Not Love” and you can check it out below.

The tune appears on a 7″ split the band recently released with Bloodlights.

This is The Hip Priests first new material since 2014’s “Black Denim Blitz” out on Self Destructo Records.

Old Man Coyote (Punk rock n’ roll) release new EP “The Sick World Of Sane People”

German punk rock n’ rollers Old Man Coyote have just released a new EP “The Sick World Of Sane People.” You can stream the EP below.

Crazy And The Brains release crazy music video for “Good Boy”

New Jersey xylophone punks Crazy And The Brains have released yet another zany music video, this time for their song “Good Boy”. Check it out below.

The tune appears on the band’s recently released EP, Brain Freeze, out now on Baldy Longhair Records.

The Snarks release new EP, ‘It’s Like… Carpe YOLO, Man’

Fort Wayne, IN punk act The Snarks have released their sophomore EP, It’s Like… Carpe YOLO, Man. You can stream it below or purchase it here.

The Snarks will physically release It’s Like… Carpe YOLO, Man, on February 6, 2016, though it’s available digitally now. It follows the band’s debut, Night at Crystal Beach, which was released in December 2014.