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Bad Religion tease new album

It’s been five years since Bad Religion last released any new material, but a tweet from frontman Greg Graffin suggests that he and guitarist Brett Gurewitz are in the studio working on songs for the band’s next record. The tweet simply says, “New songs in the pipeline….”

The new Bad Religion album will be their full-length studio album since 2013’s True North as well as their first with Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums. The band last released the EP Christmas Songs, which also came out in 2013.

When the record will be released is unknown, but we’ll keep you updated as details arise.



German skate punks Straightline announce Australian tour with Blind Man Death Stare

Straightline is striking out next month on their first ever Australian tour. They’ll be joined by Melbourne’s Blind Man Death Stare and a slew of supporting acts.

You can get tickets at Blind Man Death Stare’s website, and find the tour dates below.



Britain’s Vile Assembly premiere video for “Division of Labor”

British punks Vile Assembly have premiered a new video for their track “Division of Labor.” The band has a classic 70s punk sound and goes back to the roots, singing about anarchy and corporate greed.

Check out the video for “Division of Labor” below!



Western Settings to tour with Dead To Me and DFMK this month

Western Settings will be playing a string of shows with Dead To Me in Arizona, California, and Nevada starting tomorrow. DFMK will join them for all but one date.

In April, Western Settings will be going on a European tour with Nothington.

Check out the list of dates for both tours below.



Against Me! and Turbonegro switching performance days for Punk Rock Bowling

Due to complications in scheduling, Against Me! and Turbonegro are switching performance days for this year’s Punk Rock Bowling. Turbonegro will be performing on Sunday, May 27th at 7:25, and Against Me! will perform on Monday, May 28th at 7:25. You can check out the updated flyer below.



Better Days (St. Louis hardcore) premiere video for new song

St. Louis hardcore act Better Days has premiered a new video. You can check out the video for the untitled song below. The band is planning a new release for this year.



The Prettybads sign to Indie Vision Music, stream track “My Molecules”

Houston punks The Prettybads have just announced their signing to Indie Vision Music. The quartet is also now streaming their new track, “My Molecules” which comes off of their new album “Meet the Prettybads” to make it’s debut on April 20th. You can stream the new track here.

“Meet the Prettybads” follows up their last release of single “Werewolf” in April 2017.



The Offspring hint at new album?

Orange County punk staples The Offspring‘s guitarist Noodles has hinted at a new album coming from the veterans. He recently told a Spanish website that the new album should be finished in two or three months with 10 or 11 songs ready (vocals and lyrics to be finished).



EP REVIEW: AUTONOMADS – ‘ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

If you’ve never heard of Autonomads then let me give you a little info. They are from Machester UK and mix dub/ska/punk with scathing political lyrics to give you a unique style of anarcho punk. I was a big fan of their last release One Day All Of This Will Be Gone…Everything Now! so I was delighted to get a message from them asking me to review their upcoming 7″ All Quiet On The Western Front.

The EP consists of 4 tracks, one of which I wrote about last year when the video was released. That song is the first track and is titled “All Roads Lead To Hulme”. Hulme is an inner city area of Manchester and the song attacks the gentrification of the area. The song opens with that clean guitar that Autonomads use so well, and soon turns it up a notch when the chorus kicks in with the battle cry “Stuff your yuppie flats, we’re happy with the rats!”. The song is ridiculously catchy and I found myself playing it over and over! It is definitely the highlight of the EP.

Next up is “Babylon Rocks”, a song raising the issue of peoples misguided views on immigration and racism. The song continues on in the same style as before, crisp clean verses with a short catchy chorus with a worthwhile message. I am fan of dual vocals and they work so well in all of their songs.

“Run Like A Girl” is a great song taking a look at the way we wrongly attach characteristics to gender. A song against using terms like “man up” or referring to men as “girls” for showing emotion as if that is an insult. The message here is clear, gender has nothing to do with being tough or weak. We are all human beings that should be allowed to show emotion and feelings without society telling us it isn’t natural. Again the dual vocals work well in putting across each side of the problem and I felt the chorus took it up a notch on this

The final track “Dog” takes aim at the working class being exploited to line others pockets. It starts off a bit more melodic than the others both musically and in the vocals which makes for a nice ending to the record. Again the lyrics are brilliant and are exactly what you want from good anarcho punk.

Overall it is another solid release from a great band that have much deserved respect in the UK d.i.y scene. All Quiet On The Western Front is set to be released tomorrow on Ruin Nation Records. If you’re a fan of bands like Inner Terrestrials then do yourself a favour and get a copy here.

4/5

You can listen to the opening track “All Roads Lead To Hulme” below.



Doyle announces US tour dates

Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has announced some US tour dates for his As We Die World Abomination tour.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Doyle’s last solo release was Abominator in 2013.



Youth Man signs to Alcopop Records, streams new single

Birmingham art-punk band Youth Man have announced that they have signed to Alcopop Records, who will be releasing the bands’ new EP later this year.  The band is streaming their first single from that EP, so check out “I Don’t Know” below.

Youth Man last released Wax in July of 2016.



DS Exclusive: SPELLS checking in the Chicago area

SPELLS, a self-described “vacation rock” quintet from Denver, CO, hit the greater Chicago area for a double shot of frenzied fun over the first weekend in February. Night one, on February 2, took place at Brauerhouse in Lombard, IL. SPELLS took the stage after several stand up comedians (including SPELLS singer Ben Roy) started the evening’s events. They shared the bill this night with The Bollweevils and Off With Their Heads.

February 3, the second night of the weekend, at the smaller Liars Club on the north side of Chicago, was a benefit for a beloved member of the Chicago punk rock scene, photographer, Patti Hummel, who is presently battling cancer. Hummel’s daughter Ranae Hummel is the girlfriend of Off With Their Heads frontman Ryan Young. Young described to me how his friendship with the band and weekend bill with SPELLS came about:

Off With Their Heads plays Denver all the time. I met Ben through stand up comedy friends and interviewed him for Anxious and Angry. We hit it off and kept in touch. We played with SPELLS at a festival in Denver and I hit it off with the rest of the band as well. They have a vibe that’s great to set the tone for almost any show. I saw that and thought it would be cool to bring them on tour with OWTH and Iron Chic because I knew they would do just that: set the tone for a fun night. I had Ben come on the road with me for a week doing stand up on my last acoustic tour. Then I flew the whole band to Chicago to finish out the tour with us. I am helping them release a couple records in the near future as well, so I wanted to get them to Chicago so they could do their thing in front of some new people. Definitely one of my favorite bands.

To describe fans of the two more widely known bands, as impressed by the Denver quintet, would be more than a mild understatement. And there is good reason diehard fans of The Bollweevils immediately felt a connection to SPELLS. Both groups are fronted by singers who in perpetual motion and are simply unable to remain static or on the official stage space of whatever venue in which the bands are performing. (Daryl Wilson of The Bollweevils and Ben Roy aka “Little” Stevie Shithead of SPELLS). Instead, Roy spent the majority of his time on the floor. A few perilous moments involving the microphone cord snaking around the legs and more northerly body parts of the crowd members could slow down neither Roy, nor those in attendance. At some point, one begins to wonder about the viability of cordless microphones when it comes to performers like Wilson/Roy.

One particular new fan of the band, Arielle Cunnea, who as fiancee to Death and Memphis’ Steev MF Custer, is no novice in viewing rollicking frontmen, likened Roy’s performance style to an evangelist preacher having a seizure during a big tent revival. Roy’s reaction:

Hahahaha. I’ll definitely take that as a compliment. I’ve always believed that there is no fourth wall in performance. If you want to just hear something, stay home and listen to your records. You come to a show to be a part of something. To witness something. And, most definitely not, I will never match Doc’s jumping. But I have other attributes. For instance, I didn’t see Doc (Daryl Wilson) put his hands in anyone’s mouth. Huh? That’s something. He probably didn’t because he’s a doctor and he realizes how utterly unhealthy that is for both parties involved.”

But SPELLS, as with Bollweevils, is not a one-man band. Guitarist Chuck Coffey aka Charlie “Continental” Stimsell; Don Bersell aka Duke “Box” Standard on bass; Drummer Rob Burleson aka Peter “P” Bohner; and; Lauren Shugrue aka Ella Suga on backup vocals power the sets with nary a breather from any one of them.

Who is SPELLS? BTW, no, cap locks did not get stuck. The band, formed years before the present occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania moved to DC, presents their name in manner similar to some of the current President’s 3 am tweets. However, this is apparently where any similarities cease.

Singer Ben Roy and Guitarist Chuck Coffey took time to reflect on the weekend shows in Chicago and Lombard, the band’s history; and its future.
Chuck: “Although technically formed at the end of 2012 I tend to think of us as having started in 2013. Our first show was February 2013 with myself, Ben, Rob and Don. Lauren joined us by the fall of 2013.”

And while Roy is a well known within the standup comedy world, other bands members have varied occupations external to SPELLS.
Chuck: “Outside of the band I run a record label and DJ company called Snappy Little Numbers. It’s my little entertainment conglomerate! I also produce records and work part-time at a children’s hospital. Rob does graphic design, Don is an engineer and Lauren is a coder.

Though this weekend was SPELLS’ first time in Chicago as a group, Ben Roy had already developed an affection for the city, “I’ve been to Chicago quite a few times, but only for comedy. I’ve done Zanie’s a bunch of times. I love Chicago. Great city. Great people.” {Roy also performed stand up sets at both shows with fellow comedians as a part of Spare Parts West.}

Chuck Coffey,is well versed in the Second City’s storied punk rock history:
I know Chicago has a long and interesting history as far as punk and music in general goes. I’m a big fan of The Effigies, Articles Of Faith, Naked Raygun, Big Black, Pegboy, The Jesus Lizard, Shellac, The Bollweevils, 88 Fingers Louie, Slapstick, The Broadways. I could go on and on. Touch & Go stuff. I also really like some of the more recent bands like Negative Scanner, Heavy Times, Cococoma, Tyler Jon Tyler. I’m a HoZac and Trouble In Mind fan in general. Of course OWTH (duh! But maybe they’re from MN?). We’re also old friends with the gang in Planes Mistaken For Stars and Git Some. Most members at one point or another have called Chicago home and a few of them came from Peoria, which is just down the highway a few hours. I’m sure there are a million sub-scenes, etc. I first started coming here on tour in 1998. Did a few shows with various bands at the Fireside Bowl, some at The Needle House, then Ronny’s and now Liar’s Club.”

Ben: “I love it. I have a few friends that live here. Plus a number of my friends are from there. It’s always had such a great comedy and music scene. Probably because Ol’ Man Winter spends five months out of the year screwing you all over. Nothing better to do than create great art.

This weekend for SPELLS clearly left a deep and lasting impression.
Chuck: “Very aware of The Bollweevils. Definitely an all-time fave. It was so fun not just to see them, but get to know them a little bit as people. I feel like we hit it off and we’ll share the stage with them again fairly soon whether it’s in Denver or another trip to Chicago. As for Chicago, everyone we met this weekend was super nice and we had an excellent time. I’ve found that in our little world we gravitate towards people, bands, venues, spaces etc that support counter-culture whether it’s a big city like Chicago or a small town on the high plains. As a general impression, Chicago is still a great music town.
As a kicker, Coffey adds, “I’d also say the Comfort Suites in Schiller Park is a very nice place to take a nap!

Ben: “The weekend was so fucking great. We were all fans of The Bollweevils prior to this trip, so it was amazing getting to hang and chat with those dudes. Such a fun group of people. A similar energy to ours as well. Always up for a great time, easy going, all about bringing the show to the folks in the crowd. There’s nothing better than loving a band’s tunes and then finding out you love the people in it as much. Ditto Off With Their Heads. I got to know Ryan through his podcast ‘Anxious and Angry’, but I loved their albums before I even met them. So to get to know those guys and find out what great people they are behind the scenes is a blast. They’re like family to us now.”


Chuck Coffey and Ben Roy expressed praise for both Brauerhouse and Liar’s Club but note that the latter is perfectly suited to their particular performance style:

Chuck: “Brauerhouse was a lot of fun too, but Liar’s is more like the places we usually play. We’re just very fortunate to have some rad bands invite us to do some rad things.”

Ben: “Both kicked ass for different reasons. Staff was awesome at Brauerhouse. Lots of people. That’s always fun. But Liar’s Club as Chuck said is more our speed.

Coffey and Roy traced back for me their affinity for the cozier confines of Liar’s Club (about which Roy’s fellow comedian Bill Burr affection describes his night there in one of his monologues. Burr also named an episode of his animated series F is for Family “Liar’s Club.” The “reality” show Ghost Hunters also did an episode on Liar’s Club but perhaps better to leave that for another time).

Chuck: “The first few shows we played in Denver either had no stage or a single step-up stage. When we booked our first show at a venue with a taller stage, Rob figured Ben wasn’t gonna stay on the stage so why should the rest of us? It’s so fun being on the floor and having more of an interaction with our friends and the people that are nice enough to come see us. It’s just become our thing in Denver. On the road, that’s more difficult to control. I think we approach every show the same way in that we totally try to blow the roof off the joint, but audience proximity does make a difference. There’s such a shared energy when playing on the floor or small stage in a small room. That’s what I felt at Liar’s and I think we all felt that.”

Ben: ”Flat out, I don’t like being on big stages. I want everyone to be a part of the show in one way or another. Plus they point the lights directly into your face. I want to feel people’s sweat and breath and shit. Once the attention is turned to them, I want to see the fear in their eyes change to a smile or anger or intensity or whatever. That means they’re present. It’s easy to become complacent as an audience member when a band is separated from you.

Daryl Wilson, a veteran in the punk rock scene, was not completely unfamiliar with Ben Roy prior to sharing the bill recently. “Those who can’t is brilliant! Even has my buddy Kyle Kinane. Perfect!

Taking a brief detour from SPELLS to note, “Those Who Can’t,” on truTV, is awaiting the airing of its 3rd season. The show, which has received strong reviews and a bit of a cult following, centers on three less than fully inspirational teachers at fictional Denver, CO school, Smoot High. Ben Roy, is one of the creators of the show with Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland, his fellow founding members of Denver Comedy troupe The Grawlix. Roy portrays Billy Shoemaker, a terminally angry yet somewhat idealist history teacher with full sleeves of ink and a punk rock past. In avoiding a lazy trope, Shoemaker is not considered the cool teacher. Or rather the cooler of the teachers to the extent that any of them are considered at all cool. Spoiler for those yet unfamiliar with the show, the only member of the trio considered at all cool, is Spanish teacher Loren Payton, and only from the perspective of their boss, the always trying to look on the bright side, Principal Geoffrey Quinn (Rory Scovel).

Reflecting on the weekend with SPELLS, and in particular fellow frontman Ben Roy, Daryl Wilson told me:
Ben is a guy after my own heart! I had a great time watching him performing and experiencing the fun, in your face, raw energy of his presence. He is funny as funny can be, and I loved chatting and laughing with him.”
Wilson elaborates, “Playing with SPELLS was like hanging with our brothers and sisters in arms. They know how to have fun and truly enjoy the experience of playing live. They know that a show is about putting on a show, not just playing great music. And they play some catchy fucking tunes!

Speaking of tunes: “Catchy fucking tunes” is a solid descriptor. But whilst the music sounds upbeat, inducing both toe-tapping and head-bopping, the lyrics often, in a great tradition of punk rock, belie something a bit darker:
One example can be heard in the lyrics to a song that can easily be adopted as a fist-pumping anthem or a mission statement of sorts, “80% is Good Enough.”

“Now I live my life by a certain set
Of principles, they aren’t hard to get
I only work till I’m certain you’re pleased
And leave the rest for all the “get-aheads
……
Lying awake and I’m racing fast
Cause I worked so hard that they own me
8 out of 10, and I gave enough
Why fill mine up when it’s clear your cup is constantly overflowing?
80% seems good enough…”

Asked to describe the genesis of this particular song:
Chuck, “We were adamantly against perfectionism, mostly because people don’t notice so why drive ourselves crazy trying to be perfect? Don would just casually say “80%” whenever completing a task. Fast-forward to SPELLS and it was something Don and I still rolled with. I asked Ben to write lyrics to the title “If 80% Is Good Enough For Me, Then It’s Definitely Good Enough For You” which then got shortened to “80% Is Good Enough” and it became our band mantra. We’re all on board with it. There are times when 110% is called for and times when 0% is called for. It all balances out to 80% being good enough most of the time.”

Coffey continues: “Pick Me Up”, “Bustin’ Out” and “I Don’t Feel At All” are some of my more serious lyrics and “Pick Me Up” happens to be one of our poppiest songs. I like the balance we seem to have between light and dark lyrically. We even have some darker sounding songs musically, but they don’t seem to stay in the set too long. They’re still fun to play though.

SPELLS’songwriting,however, is collaborative:
Chuck: “The typical approach to songwriting in SPELLS is for me to come up with the music first on guitar. I might have an idea for vocals, I might not. I’ll usually record a demo and send it off to Ben for vocals. He comes up with most of the lyrics but I pitch in here and there. While that’s happening, I jam on the tune with Rob. Although I often have a structure in mind I’m never opposed to trying different things. Sometimes I’ll skip the initial demo in favor of working a song out with Rob first. Once Rob and I have the song down, we do another demo to send back to Ben so he can finalize his vocals. Don and Lauren then come in and learn the song. It has to pass Don’s final edit, he has a good ear for the little things we miss. Lauren and I lock down our final spots for additional vocals and then the song is done. It takes the whole band to make the song what it becomes. Ben has also written some music lately and some of our newer tunes have more room for Lauren to sing. I’d like to think the band keeps evolving, even if we’re not inventing anything groundbreaking…As for the content of our songs, Ben is actually a pretty serious lyricist. He tackles a variety of topics and I think he does it well. “Forget About Virginia,” “Asphalt Navajo,” I’ll Leave Before June;”and “Deceiver” are some examples. Although he’s written a couple sets of upbeat lyrics, most of the tongue-in-cheek lyrics come from me. “Jet Set,” “Big Boring Meeting; and “She Wants To Die Before I Do” come to mind. I’ve done a couple sets of serious lyrics, but by and large I’m not too serious a person. Sometimes I’ll just have a song title I like, a line I like, or a chant I’ve spelled out and Ben will run with it. That’s how “S-P-E-L-L-S Spells SPELLS (SPELLS Rules)” came about. I just enjoy creating and sharing.”

Ben: “I definitely tend to write more serious content. But I’ve always done that. I started playing in my first band at fourteen or fifteen, and it was always an outlet for whatever dogshit I was going through. I’ve never lost it. This was the first band I’ve been in that had this laid back, party type vibe to it. But I just kept doing what I’ve always been doing and mixing that with Chuck’s aesthetic. Although, don’t let Chuck fool you. Chuck writes a bunch of horrifically sad songs. See “Pick Me Up” and “Bustin’ Out”.

Roy’s description of “laid back party vibes” as well as one of the group’s mainstays: coordinated outfits worn by members (more on that in short order) leads to wondering if there is concern that SPELLS might be written off as another band with another schtick, Coffey expresses no reservations.

Being described as a party band doesn’t bother me. I think it just means we’re fun. We’re having fun when we’re playing and if it’s fun for other people in the room that’s awesome. I’m really not worried about people understanding us one way or the other. I have no expectations. I think if someone gets anything from our music that’s cool. It could be a fun vibe, it could be relating to a lyric, whatever. I’d like to think we’re all pretty independent, progressive people and it shows in how we live our lives more than the kind of band we are.

Now to the fashion “statement” from the band:

Chuck: “Rob and I decided from day one we wanted to have matching outfits. We were heavily influenced by 50’s & 60’srock ‘n’ roll and R & B acts. So many classic groups had matching outfits, especially the girl groups of Motown. We also happen to love Rocket From The Crypt so that’s a more recent example. Ben and Don were cool with the idea. We were a little haphazard with our outfits to start with, but once Lauren hopped on board we got more coordinated. We do wear Loudmouth clothing during most of our shows. They have fun patterns that offer more than just matching by a single color or cut. It’s technically golf-wear, but we don’t care… Lauren, Rob and Ben watch for sales and send links out to everyone. Once we agree, we order our sizes and that’s that.

Coffey muses that Loudmouth might have reason to offer a sponsorship deal: “They have yet to sponsor us which is too bad. They would totally have the small-band-no-one-has-ever-heard-of market locked up with us.

Ben: “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. I’m not quite sure how that pertains to this question or our band for that matter, but you’ll figure it out. Make it work or something.“

So, what are some of the immediate plans for SPELLS?

Chuck: “We just released a new 7” EP called “Big Boring Meeting”. In July we’ll be releasing an LP called “Loose Change, Vol. 1”. It will have our out-of-print cassettes and digital-only releases on vinyl for the first time and all the songs have been remastered. It’s sort of a time capsule of our first two years as a band. Nobody asked for it, but they’re gonna get it anyways.”

Coffey also provided further information on Snappy Little Numbers which he started in 2011 and of which he lists his title as “Head Honcho”. They are presently working on several releases, “the latest of which will be our 37th and counting. We are distributed exclusively by Recess Ops.

Ben: “We’re going to be doing some sporadic shows all over the place this year. Keep an eye out on our web page {https://www.spellsrules.com/ } for it.”

Chuck: “SPELLS is playing Denver in March, May and July. Nothing planned after that but that will change. Rob and I are the rhythm section for Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart and play the occasional show with him. I play bass with some buds in a band called Bad Year too. I’ll be producing albums for Friends Of Cesar Romero and Cheap Perfume this spring and summer respectively while continuing to release records through Snappy Little Numbers. Gonna do some DJing too. Rob is going to Mexico soon, Don is going to DC for the summer and Lauren just bought a house.

Ben: “Bunch of stand up. Follow me on Twitter (@benroy00) and Facebook to follow.

SPELLS music can be found spellsrules.com, spellsrules.bandcamp.com, snappylittlenumbers.bandcamp.com, snappylittlenumbers.storenvy.com, snappylittlenumbers.blogspot.com.


Returning back around to “Those Who Can’t.” I was actually aware of this show for about a year prior to see SPELLS at Liars, having stumbled upon it while it streamed on HULU in addition to its home of truTV.
In addition to what was already noted above, I would be remiss if I did not ask Ben Roy about any similarities which may exist between himself and Billy Shoemaker.

Ben: “I would say my character on “Those Who Can’t” is a very cartoonish version of my real self. I tend to be a pandora’s box of emotions. I’m not that extreme, but I’ve been known to oscillate between angry, crying, laughing, and calm in far too short of time frames. I’m just an emotional person and that comes out in that character. And that’s already happening, even while I’m in a band. At least for my family. I never played organized sports or anything, so I don’t have tales of glory from the playing field. So I torture my wife and son with stories of shows I played; over and over and over again.
“Those Who Can’t” Season 3 air date on truTV is yet to be announced but the first two seasons can be found at truTV.com in addition to various cable providers’ OnDemand packages as well as at ITunes, Amazon; and Sling.

SPELLS left in their wake in Chicago, many new fans of both their music and new fans of “Those Who Can’t;” as well as numerous new friends.

And both SPELLS and The Bollweevils are taking away from the weekend an excitement for sharing future bills. So when might SPELLS return to the Windy City?

Chuck: “Whenever Ryan Young or Daryl Wilson tells us we’re coming back.

Ben: “Or Pegboy!!! Or any other rad Chicago band. But I’ll be back soon to tell jokes. I love coming there to make the funny.”

The two men also describe what makes their music scene in Denver so special and encourage some of their new Chicago fans and friends to soon visit the Mile High City. They also have plenty of recommendations for first timers to Denver:

Chuck: “Denver is large enough to have a few different punk scenes. There are dive bars, all ages clubs and DIY spaces for all sorts of different sounds and people. It’s not uncommon for some bands to span scenes, but by and large people and bands tend to move towards one scene more than the others. We’re in more of the dive bar scene as far as being a band goes. We play and will continue to play in other venues, but we’re most at home in the dive bars. If you’re a first time visitor to Denver and you like punk (or other forms of independent music) you could see shows at the Hi-Dive, Three Kings and Larimer Lounge (bars); The Marquis (all ages club); Club Scum and 1010 Workshop (DIY spaces). You could check out records at Wax Trax, Mutiny, Black & Read and Chain Reaction. Mutiny is also a great place for coffee and books. There are a bunch of other places, but those would be my personal starting points.”

Ben: “Check out these kick-ass Denver bands: Dirty Few, Bud Bronson and the Good Timers, Cheap Perfume, Allot Helter, Colfax Speed Queen, Fathers, Native Daughters, Pale Horse/Pale Rider, The Velveteers, Dressy Bessy, Itchy-O, Plastic Daggers, Lawsuit Models, Black Dots… Man, I could go on and on and on. So much amazing music in the scene. Come party with us.

Wilson: “I felt like we knew these guys forever. Just naturally drawn to them all and had easy conversation. Can’t wait to hang with them again and destroy some stages. Pure fun.”



The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (UK Punk) stream new song “Supply And Demand”

Victorian-themed punk act The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are gearing up to release their new album Double Negative, and are streaming the first song off the album to give everyone a taste of what to expect.

You can give a listen to “Supply And Demand” below.

Double Negative is set to be released on March 9th via Leather Apron Records.



DS Exclusive: The Kreutzer Sonata Premieres “Old Glory” From Upcoming LP

Up and coming skacore act The Kreutzer Sonata has a new album coming out on Wednesday via Don’t Panic Records & Distro and the Chicago based quartet wanted DS readers to get an exclusive first listen to the final single before it hits the streets! To celebrate the release of the fifteen track LP, The Gutters of Paradise the boys will be hosting a record release party sometime later in March, (follow them on Facebook for more details) so go out to support your local scene if you live in there in The Windy City. That’s it! Get to streaming the final single “Old Glory”, below!



Brakrock Ecofest announces second wave of bands

Europeans rejoice Brakrock Ecofest has announced the second wave of bands. With Groezrock taking a small hiatus this year Brakrock is more than picking up the slack. Joining the already robust lineup will be The Vandals, The Menzingers, Union 13, TSOL and many more.

Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head over here to the festival website for a an overview of the full line-up.