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Hey punk fans, here's my latest kick-ass discovery : The Surrogates. Based in Syracuse NY, the Pop-punk quartet have been around since 2010 and they have just released their latest EP entitled "Easier Without You". I can honestly say, it fucking shreds! Heavy guitars riffs, catchy hooks and one of my favorite features: 2 different singers! There's something about them that reminds me of vintage Face To Face... Anyway, I'll let you judge on that. Stop reading this and stream the EP here.
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Live Video: The Menzingers perform “I Don’t Want To Be An Asshole Anymore” from Philly’s Golden Tea House
Unless you still use Prodigy via a 28.8 kpbs modem, you’re more than aware that The Menzingers‘ latest album, “Rented World,” came out yesterday.
To celebrate the occasion, the band played a record release show at Philly’s Golden Tea House, which, if you haven’t been there, looks super rad. Anyway, you can watch video of The Menzingers’ performance of the album’s lead single, “I Don’t Want To Be An Asshole Anymore” below, as filmed by The Klein Bros.
“Rented World” was released via Epitaph Records, just like the band’s last album, 2012′s “On The Impossible Past.”Add to My Radar
Mischief Brew most recently released a previously lost album called “Kettle Rebellion” on April 1st of this year. You can read the story behind the record and stream it in full on the group’s Bandcamp page.Add to My Radar
Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn are storming through the Pacific Northwest and down to California this May and June. You can catch these guys playing with The Briefs, A Wilhelm Scream, Western Settings, and more. Check out the dates below, and if you haven’t heard them yet, just click here to stream their entire discography.Add to My Radar
After having their entire Auto DJ music catalog lost by their previous Shoutcast host, Real Punk Radio is back up on the internet airwaves. Their TuneIn and iTunes stations have been updated with their new stream and they are back to providing 24/7 streaming punk rock’n'roll. Check out their site for the new links.
The Tony Sly tribute website (tonysly.org) has been compiling little stories about Tony, written by contributors to the “The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute” album.
When my band was just getting our feet wet as part of the FAT Wreck Chords family, Tony took us under his wing and had us play several shows around California with his band. Later that year, when our first album was released, Tony invited us to tour Europe supporting his band. We had never been overseas and we were really stoked to get the chance. Our first album was a collection of songs cobbled together by various riffs brought in by various members over a period of 3-4 years, with me writing lyrics and melodies over them. As we were writing our first album, I began picking up my guitar (which I could barely play) and tried to write more complete songs. I didn’t consider this “songwriting” per se, it was more for expediency’s sake. While in Europe, Tony and I had several conversations about music and songwriting. He gave me tons of insight and advice, although I don’t know if he realized at the time how helpful he was. He asked me about our songs, which he knew surprisingly well, and who had written them. It turned out that he particularly liked some of the songs I had written start to finish, as opposed to the collection of separate riffs strapped together. He told me something I will never forget: he told me that I was the songwriter of the band, and that I needed to take the reins and assume that responsibility. He told me to start thinking of the process in terms of writing complete songs, rather then just bringing a riff or two to practice. It was completely new information for me, but it helped shape the way I have approached songwriting ever since. He believed in me as a songwriter, and he believed in our band at a time when we were still unsure if we’d be able to make a real go of it.
I will always remember his calm demeanor and his understated humor. He always had a way of making the endless monotony of tour seem fun and adventurous. He found the wonder in everyday things and helped everyone around him enjoy them that much more.
The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute, featuring covers of songs by No Use for a Name and Mr. Sly from NOFX, Bad Religion, Strung Out, Rise Against, Pennywise, The Gaslight Anthem and many others, was released on October 29th through Fat Wreck Chords.Add to My Radar
Back in February we reported on a little recording session for San Francisco punks Bum City Saints, where Dying Scene joined the band at Shark Bite Studios in Oakland to observe them (and contribute to) laying down vocals for their upcoming album, “Ride The Storm”.
This week, the band has released details surrounding the new material as well as a ‘behind-the-scenes’ video from the studio which features little previews of three new songs.
Alessandro Pulisci (singer of At Our Heels and owner of Ugly Owl Films) recorded and produced the ‘in-the-studio’ video, which can be viewed below.Add to My Radar
In case you’ve been living under a proverbial rock for the past few months, today is the day The Menzingers release their highly-anticipated followup to On The Impossible Past.
Rented World is out now on Epitaph Records. And to go along with the release, The Menzingers also have a “killer” music video (you’ll see what I did there) for the single, “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore.” Check it out below.Add to My Radar
It might be 2014, but 90s punk/skate punk is still alive and well, as is evident from the upcoming debut from Junkyard Safari. The Amsterdam-based group have been together for more than a year, and are now set to put out their first album, Zoologica.
Ahead of the May 12th release date, Junkyard Safari released two tracks from the album, and they sound like they came straight out of SoCal circa 1996. Check out “You’re The Ten” and “Bombs” below.Add to My Radar
The Frights are a unique three-piece that mix a rough, surf sound with a 1950′s flair. In their words, they are a band suited for a “1950′s underwater Halloween party”. The group made their debut on the San Diego scene under the name Black Hootie in late 2012 when they played their first show as an opener for Voodoo Glow Skulls and have since played with a number of notable bands, including Bad Religion.
This two-song release is a follow-up to a number of releases in 2013, the latest of which was their self-titled album released in October 2013.Add to My Radar
The Adolescents have announced that their seventh studio album, entitled La Vendetta, is finished and will be released on July 11th, 2014 on Concrete Jungle Records. The album is the follow-up to Presumed Insolent, which came out last year.Add to My Radar