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The Split Seconds release new video “Half Of The Time”

Washington DC pop punks The Split Seconds have released a video for “Half Of The Time”, a track from the band’s full length “Center Of Attention”, which came out on Altercation Records back in March.

You can watch the video below.



Music Video: The Split Seconds – “Is This What I Get?”

DC’s The Split Seconds have released a brand new video for their song “Is This What I Get?”

You can check it out below.

“Is This What I Get?” comes from the bands’ latest album Center Of Attention, which was released on March 10th via Altercation Records.



Festival Review: The 7th Annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ

Saturday March 18th at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin Texas, Altercation Records delivered another incredible day of punk rock fun at the 7th annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ.

I have been lucky enough to experience the last 4 years of this event held each year in Austin during the South By Southwest Music Conference, and I have to say it is probably my favorite punk event after PRB, although it in no way compares size wise to major events like PRB or The Fest, the people at Altercation know how to throw a party! First off It’s free admission for all ages, there is free BBQ and free Beer for a limited time, this usually last for the first hour or so, during the first two sets, of which there are usually 10-12 sets of amazing bands, half of which are brand new up and comers, others are gritty road warriors who have been at it for years and usually there is at least one old classic band or figure like Cheetah Chrome, Fishbone, or Sylvain Sylvain…This year there were no classic punk acts, I don’t know maybe they are getting harder to come by? This year the venue also changed from the Vortex to a smaller indoor venue called Kick Butt Coffee, at first I was suspect of a punk show of this size in a coffee house, but Kick Butt Coffee is an actual venue with a stage and a full bar.

The place steadily filled and by the 4th set it was mobbed with the crowd spilling out into the parking lot, first up were The Glory Holes out of Memphis who do an all gay oriented Ramones styled pop punk that is really fun…Second to hit the stage was Heels who are a really awesome duo who are sort of like Lucero on speed…followed by New York City’s Jukebox Romantics who always put out a killer performance and this day was no different than the last few times I have seen them, super high energy take no prisoner punk rock…The next band up was a new one on the Altercation label who’s name it took me a minute to figure out; Dr. Beardfacé And The Spaceman, which if you don’t immediately get it is a hybrid of two television characters, Dr. Beardfacé from Scrubs, and Dr. Spaceman from 30 Rock.This band was new and interesting to me, the front woman Kerrie Trube has a really rich voice which during some songs really stood out, I think we will be hearing more from them in the future as their sound and live performance matures…After that was another new band on the Altercation roster The Split Seconds from Washington DC, this might be my favorite new act of 2017, The Split Seconds are a pop punk/retro punk band who have a fresh new sound yet still pull on my spirit of 77 heart strings, I really liked this set…They were followed by The Hangouts who reunited for this show, I love The Hangouts, I have seen them maybe 4 times and they are always great and I was stoked to see them reunite for this show…Next was Boston’s OC45 who do straight up Boston style punk rock, and they do it very well with lots of fist pumping whoa oh’s…American Pinup returned this year and as always delivered a phenomenal set, I don’t know if there is a better voice in rock & roll than Lauren West? This woman I adore…I felt bad for the next band up having to follow American Pinup but Houston’s Grizzly Band did not disappoint by any means, and truly rose to the occasion with a killer alt country set of their own, This is a band that you just have to see live at least once before you die…Mind Spiders were wow, these guys have a post punk garage rock vibe all their own…Then came From Parts Unknown out of Dallas whos Upright bass fueled set was breakneck and furious…And last in the lineup up was F Woods of Mercury Radio Theater form Philadelphia PA who brought solo guitar quirk to the BBQ which was unsurprising considering his regular touring alongside of The Dead Milkmen.

So there you have it the complete lineup, all in all one of the best shows I have been to, I watched all 12 sets and in all honesty have to say that the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ impressed me once again, not only was every band great, but the mix of genres and the placement in the lineup kept it interesting and kept us in the audience wondering what was next…Hope I can make it to number 8



The Split Seconds drop video for ‘How Was I To Know’

DC’s The Split Seconds have released a brand new video for their song ‘How Was I To Know’. The track will be included on the band’s upcoming full length ‘Center Of Attention’, out March 10th via Altercation Records.

Check it out below.



The Split Seconds’ Drew Champion talks about getting into punk and how it shaped his life

Washington DC’s The Split Seconds front man Drew Champion tells us how he got into punk and how it has influenced his life.

I’ve been listening to punk rock my whole life. My Dad was into The Ramones and a lot of alternative rock. I remember hearing Sheena is a Punk rocker in the car when I was a little kid and having it stuck in my head for days. Later on I got into Green Day and Nirvana because all of my friends older siblings were into that stuff. I had no idea they were singing about doing meth and heroin and stuff, I just thought it sounded cool. After I heard Blink 182’s Dammit I started playing guitar. That catchy riff and the chunky palm mutes just hooked me. I got bored of listening to the super radio-friendly pop punk after a few months and started digging down below the mainstream of punk rock. I wasn’t really into the whiny screamo stuff coming out at that time so I ended up getting into DC Dischord bands like Minor Threat and U and not U, and 70’s bands like The Dead Boys and The Buzzcocks.

Punk rock has been really important in shaping my life. The individualism in punk rock taught me to think critically and to distrust groups of people under the influence of bad ideas. The irony is that it’s often the punks whose group think I find myself rejecting. The DIY ethos of punk rock taught me self reliance. I know that nobody is going to just hand something to me and I need to make things happen myself. That’s the Ian MacKaye influence. The democratic streak in punk rock taught me to treat people without regard to race, sex, sexuality, etc. That’s pretty basic but some people seem to have a hard time with that. Finally the minimalism of punk rock taught me to reject fancy and complicated solutions when something simple and solid will get the job done. The way that Johnny Ramone approached guitar is a good way to approach life I think. Just keep it simple and go for it.

The Split Seconds’ upcoming album Center Of Attention, is set to be released on March 10th via Altercation Records.



Music Video: The Split Seconds – “Cutting Out”

DC pop punk band The Split Seconds have released a new video for their song “Cutting Out.”

You can check it out below.

“Cutting Out” comes from the bands’ upcoming album Center Of Attention, which is set to be released on March 10th via Altercation Records.



The Split Seconds sign to Altercation Records for new album “Center Of Attention”

DC’s pop punk band The Split Seconds have signed to Altercation Records who is planning to release their full length entitled Center Of Attention in the spring of 2017.

Altercation co-owner Travis Myers had this to say:

“We are very excited about signing The Split Seconds, they have a retro punk sound that reminds me of the bands I grew up listening to, almost a hybrid between The Dead Boy’s and the Jam…they also have a modern sensibility that I think will appeal to anyone who likes good rock & roll. We had heard of them through mutual friends in the music business and I had listened to their stuff which I thought was really great, but once I saw them on stage I was sold, The Split Seconds are an act that will be noticed.”

Altercation is planning on a March release for the album which will be immediately followed by a tour down to Austin Texas for Appearances at the South By South West music convention, and numerous tours in 2017.



The Split Seconds (pop-punk) release music video for “If I Was You”

Washington, DC pop-punks The Split Seconds have released a music video for their song “If I Was You,” and you can check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s self-titled album, which released on July 8th. If you want to give it a listen, the full record can be streamed here.



DS Album Premiere: The Split Seconds (70’s influenced punk) stream self-titled album

DC-based pop-punk band The Split Seconds drop their new, self-titled album, on July 8 and from the sound of it you’d have no idea the band has only been playing together for a year.

Founded by former Coastals and Boardroom Heroes guitarist Drew Champion in 2015, The Split Seconds are rounded out by Sean Peterson (drums/vocals), Alex Massi (guitar/vocals) and Tristan Sahwell (bass). The foursome bring a “revival of 1970s era punk” and much like the sound of their influences, the band’s name is a reference to the stripped down, fast-paced stylings of their idols, such as The Buzzcocks, The Clash, Generation X and The Damned.

The Split Seconds will be celebrating the album’s release on July 7 at the Black Cat but until then we invite you to stream it until you’re heart’s content below.