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Neighborhood Brats stream new song “Night Shift”

Neighborhood Brats are back! The LA punks are streaming a new song from their upcoming 7″ Night Shift. The band took a hiatus back in 2015 but claimed the pull of friendship and making music was too strong.

The track shares the same name as the 7″ and you can listen to it below. Night Shift will be released on March 23rd via Taken By Surprise.



Neighborhood Brats are back!

After breaking up over a year ago, LA punks Neighborhood Brats have announced they are back together, and are planning to release a new album, which is due for release later this year. Vocalist Jenny Angelillo to LA Weekly about their decision to bring the band back together:

“I just can’t not make music. Without it, I feel like I’m missing a limb. Like I’m wearing tight jeans without underwear. I’m just uncomfortable, and I missed the Brats. I missed George — my best friend, bandmate and writing partner.”

Guitarist George Rager also talked about direction of the band’s new album, which will be their first since 2014’s Recovery. He says it “will have a healthy dose of Chiswick-era sounding punk, like the stuff we grew up listening to, with some California punk inspiration”, while the songs will “breathe a little more, they won’t be longer than two minutes, because that’s about my attention span.”



Album Review: Neighborhood Brats – “Recovery”

In the past decade or so, the term “hardcore” has become a bit murky to define, at least when applied to music. For years it was synonymous with the early 80’s punk movement, but lately it seems as if the term is being used to describe acts of a more metal-influenced variety, while bands like Minor Threat and the Circle Jerks are being retconned at plain ol’ punk. Essentially, genres are meaningless. But I bring it up anyway because of LA’s Neighborhood Brats are a pure hardcore band, ready to take “hardcore” back. It’s fitting in that sense that their debut album is called Recovery.

Much like the band’s previous release, the Total Dementia EP, Recovery rips into action immediately with a buzzing guitar riff that could have been right at home on Damaged. The searing guitars, the pounding drums and Dukowski-esque bass dominate the rest of album and it practically begs to be played loudly. Even when the band strays from the usual formula (like the bouncy and almost pop-oriented tunes “Suburbia” and “Painted and Gutted”), there’s still always that hint of hardcore- Neighborhood Brats have their roots planted deep.

On the unfortunate side of things, Jenny Angelillo’s vocals sound mixed a bit lower in comparison to the instruments. She’s still got the raw intensity that’s required for the singer of a hardcore band to have (particularly during tracks like “Boys for 20 Years” and “50 Shades of Fuck You”), but there are moments during Recovery when you just can’t help but wish that she sounded louder.

Recovery may exactly take “hardcore” back on its own, but it is still a damn fine album and a great place to begin with the recovery of the term. It’s tailor-made for anyone who has complained that modern hardcore has become oversaturated and stale.

4 / 5 – Stream it below!

RIYL: Black Flag, Night Birds, The Go-Go’s



New Song: Neighborhood Brats – “Complete Mess”

LA punks Neighborhood Brats are streaming a new song titled “Complete Mess”. The song is set to appear on the band’s debut full length album, Recovery. You can listen to it (along with their other new song, “One Wasted Year”) below.

Recovery is due out soon in the US through Deranged Records and is currently available in the UK through Taken By Surprise.



Neighborhood Brats streaming new song “One Wasted Year”

LA punks Neighborhood Brats are streaming a new song entitled “One Wasted Year.”

You can check it out here.

The song will appear on their upcoming album, “Recovery,” which is due out this month through Deranged Records



Neighborhood Brats announce west coast tour

LA punks Neighborhood Brats will be heading out on a mini-tour of the western US and Canada. You can find full details on when and where they’ll be playing below.

Neighborhood Brats last released the Total Dementia 7-inch in January 2014 on Dirtnap Records. The band aims to follow up with a full length album sometime later this year.



Random Cover Song: Neighborhood Brats – “Break Down the Walls” (Youth of Today)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from LA punks Neighborhood Brats, performing their version of the song “Break Down the Walls”, written by hardcore legends Youth of Today.  The original version of the song appeared on Youth of Today’s 1986 sophomore album, Break Down the Walls, while the Neighborhood Brats cover was released on the band’s Birth Right EP in 2013.

You can listen to and compare both versions of the song below



Neighborhood Brats streaming new single “Total Dementia”

LA punks Neighborhood Brats have released a new single called “Total Dementia” from their upcoming 7-inch, which is due out tomorrow on Dirtnap Records. Check the song out below, and head over here to pre-order the 7-inch.

The band aims to follow up with a full length album sometime later this year.