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Dead Bars/Red Car Burn split announced via teaser video

Seattle’s Dead Bars and Italy’s Red Car Burns are teaming up to release a 7-inch split October 5th via No Reason Records. No Reason announced the split via a teaser video that you can see below.

Dream Gig was released by Dead Bars last March via No Idea Records while Red Car Burn’s debut self-titled full-length was released in 2015.



Baseball Punx compilation album streaming now

Baseball Punx is a compilation album featuring Mischief Brew, Isotopes, Dead Bars and many more. It will accompany a documentary of the same name which will be released February 16th. As the name suggests the compilation consists of songs with a baseball theme, with tunes such as: “Piazza, L.A. Dodger”, “Matt Stairs” and “It Had to Be 90FT” it’s full on baseball top to bottom. The theme is flawless each song leads you down a path of baseball lore.

Grab your bat and run on over here for the compilation which is out today.

Baseball Punx the documentary will be released February 16th and if you want to check out a sneak peek I’ve included the trailer below. For information on how to get your copy of the album and what’s going on with the documentary check out www.baseballpunx.com



DS Staff Picks: Carson Winter’s Top Albums of 2017

For us list-making, taste-making, coffee-drinking, taco-devouring, unpaid-punk-curators— end of year lists are a time to shine. We spend a lot of time listening to the hottest, freshest tracks and occasionally liking some of them too. 2017 was no exception, and for me actually, I thought it was one of the better years in recent punk history. Old bands I loved released new material, I found new bands I’d never heard, bands I thought I didn’t like released music that I did. It was a varied, interesting, and eclectic year for punk rock. And at the same time: almost too varied, interesting, and eclectic. Unfortunately, being spoiled for choice goes hand in hand with writing articles that shouldn’t take that long to write. Oh well, as said by a million tattoos and a guy named Vonnegut, “So it goes.”

Without further ado, here are my top ten picks for the best punk of 2017.



DS Interview: John of Dead Bars talks new album, slice-of-life songwriting, and dreamin’ big

For years now, Seattle’s Dead Bars have been releasing killer music on a small scale. Now, the band is poised to release their first full-length on No Idea Records, joining a legacy that includes Radon, Against Me!, Hot Water Music, The Tim Version, and many, many more.

I was lucky enough to hear the new record and talk to chief songwriter and vocalist John Maiello via e-mail. Click here for the interview.



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.



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



Dead Bars stream new song ‘Face The Music’

Seattle’s Dead Bars are streaming a new single off their upcoming debut full length. ‘Dream Gig‘ will be out digitally via No Idea Records on the 10th of March. Physical release will follow later this year.

Go check out ‘Face The Music’ here.



Dead Bars premiere new song “Earplug Girl”

Seattle punks Dead Bars have premiered a new song from their upcoming album Dream Gig.

The track’s called “Earplug Girl,” and you can check it out below.

Dream Gig is set to release on March 10th through No Idea Records.



Dead Bars (No Idea melodic punk) announce new album “Dream Gig” and tour

Seattle’s Dead Bars have announced their new album Dream Gig will be released digitally on March 10th, with the vinyl release handled by No Idea Records. The band will air a studio session on KEXP on March 18th at 10pm.

And if you wanna catch them live, they also have a handful of Pacific Northwest Tour Dates coming down the pipeline, listed below.

March 16th – Bellingham, WA @ The Swillery
March 17th – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
March 18th – Victoria, BC @ Logan’s Pub
March 19th – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project **All Ages**

In the band’s own words:

“Founded in Seattle, WA by vocalist and songwriter John Maiello in 2013, Dead Bars had a very specific plan to play one show, record a demo, and only tour Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. After four years of playing a lot more shows, recording five seven-inch’s released on three different labels in three different countries, and never touring outside the continental United States, Dead Bars is releasing their first LP titled Dream Gig. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned, and sometimes you don’t get what you want. Keep on dreamin’.”

Dead Bars self-titled EP was reviewed here. Their last release was a split with the Tim Version in 2016.



Dead Bars and The Tim Version stream split EP

Seattle punk band Dead Bars and Tampa punk act The Tim Version have released a split EP, and you can listen to it now.

Check it out below.

The split was released on August 26th, 2016 via No Idea Records.



Stream new installment of All In Vinyl Split Series (The Creeps, The Kimberly Steaks, Dead Bars, The No Marks)

UK label All In Vinyl is streaming the next installment in Volume 4 of their split series, which will eventually encompass six 7″ records featuring two bands each. The first installment included Stay Clean Jolene, Does It Float, Future Virgins, and Good Grief while this new installment includes Dead BarsThe Kimberly SteaksThe Creeps, and The No Marks. Stream the entire second installment below.

The last 2 splits (the 3rd installment) have yet to be announced but we’ll keep you posted.



Dead Bars do short west coast run

Dead Bars has announced a short run of dates with The Tim Version. Check the dates below.

Dead Bars last released the single “Emergency” with “Off The Ground” in June 2015. The Tim Version released “Ordinary Life” in September 2014.



Stream two split 7-inches from “All In Vinyl Split Series Vol .4”

UK label All In Vinyl will be releasing Volume 4 of their split series.  Volume 4 consists of six 7″ records which will each feature two bands, including Stay Clean Jolene, Does It Float, Future Virgins, Good Grief, Dead Bars, The Kimberly Steaks, The Creeps, The No Marks, and four other bands that will be announced soon.

Currently, the first two 7-inches featuring Stay Clean Jolene, Does It Float, Future Virgins, and Good Grief are being streamed, and you can give them a listen here.



After the Fall announce North American tour dates

This February, After the Fall will be playing a few shows around Canada with Propagandhi and the Northwestern United States with Dead Bars. You can check out the tour dates and locations below.

The band’s new album Dedication was released on May 12, 2015 through Bridge Nine Records. The album is a tribute to founding member Brian J. Peters, who passed away in 2013.



Dead Bars (punk) announce upcoming tour dates

Seattle punk band Dead Bars have announced some upcoming west coast shows as well as the Pre-Fest in Tampa Bay and The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. Click here to see the full list of tour dates.

Dead Bars last released a self-titled EP through No Idea Records in June of 2014.