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Daggerplay (punk ‘n’ roll, Finland) Stream Music Video for “Cruel Wind Blowing”

Helsinki’s Daggerplay are streaming a music video for their latest release called “Cruel Wind Blowing”. The track is the fourth single from a forthcoming record which is due to come out at some point in 2018. The precise date and title are yet to be announced.

Daggerplay’s guitarist and vocalist, Pekko Mantzin, had the following to say about the single:

“”Cruel Wind Blowing” is a very melancholic but yet groovy, melodic and and fast rock´n´roll roll song with lyrics about being lonely, lost and mentally fragile… “Deeper in black I´m falling, throw me a rope. Am I too slow to catch it or will I let it go?”…. that´s the line that kind of sums up what the song is about.”
You can check out “Cruel Wind Blowing” below, and stay tuned for more on the release of the full album from Daggerplay.


Empire Me (melodic punk, Germany) Stream Video for “Atlas”

German melodic punk unit Empire Me are allowing fans to stream their latest video. The tune selected for visuals is called “Atlas” and has been taken from their EP Where Are We Going Anyway which was released last month.

Check out “Atlas” in all its glory below. Enjoy!



LA’s The Wraith premiere video for “Prevail”

LA darkwave deathrock punk (I’m fucking done with genres) band The Wraith (featuring Scott Raynor, former drummer of Blink 182) has a video for their single “Prevail.” If you’re a fan of hard guitar and intense frontman arm gestures, be sure to check this one out below!



Live From the Rock Room: The Dopamines!

The Dopamines stopped by Mike Felumlee’s place to record a live version of “Business Papers,” one of their best songs off their latest album, “Tales of Interest.”

You can see the video below, and be sure to check out other great bands that have recorded for the show.



DS Photo Gallery: Bouncing Souls with TSOL and Rebuilder, Cambridge, MA (12/7/17)

The Bouncing Souls kicked off a quick, long weekend run of shows in the northeast by playing a sold-out show at the Sinclair in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. It was the Jersey punk rock veterans’ third time to the Bay State this year, but their first time headlining here in a couple years (editor’s note: the Souls supported Frank Turner at a one-off show back in February and the Rancid/Dropkick Murphys “From Boston To Berkeley” tour in August), bringing their devoutly loyal fanbase out in full force.

The quartet came right out of the gate firing on all cylinders, ripping straight into the one-two punch of crowd favorites “Hopeless Romantic” and “The Gold Song.” If you follow our Instagram feed, you may recall that I posted mid-set that it was the third time I’ve seen the Souls this year — I missed the Rancid/DKM show but I was at the Frank Turner gig and I finally made the trek to Jersey for Stoked For The Summer — and it was hands-down the best sounding show of all. Save for a couple technical difficulties primarily during “Satellite,” — see the confused look on frontman Greg Attonito’s face in the picture above — that remained the case throughout. The other two shows were enjoyable, for sure, but there’s something about how an uptempo, melodic four-piece punk band’s sound translates better in the confines of a 500-ish capacity club than in a hockey arena or an outdoor beachfront stage.

It’s tough whittle down a couple of highlights from a set that didn’t really have an low points. Bassist Bryan Kienlen and new-ish drummer George Rebelo play just about as tight and heavy as anybody in the business while guitarist Pete Steinkopf’s trademark Les-Paul-through-Marshall-stack sound somehow plays much bigger than one might expect a single-guitar attack to resonate. Attonito has always been the type of frontman that leaves the mic stand behind and relentlessly paces the bulk of the stage, and the fact that he’s a new parent — his first son was born just five weeks ago — didn’t seem to leave him any worse for the wear. There was a near non-stop parade of crowd surfers throughout the Souls’ hour-plus set (including at least a dozen trips over the barricade by one particular shirtless, luchador-masked patron), which was not a foregone conclusion at the beginning of the evening given that particularly greyish-haired nature of many of the fans — myself included first and foremost — of the band who are rounding the corner on their thirty year anniversary soon. Particular high points included the opening one-two punch, “These Are Quotes From Our Favorite ’80s Movies,” Attonito trying to dig for Boston-area locations in a site-specific version of “East Coast Fuck You,” a spot-on and unexpectedly surprising cover Avail’s “Simple Song,”the goosebump-inducing singalong that “Gone” has become, and a guest appearance on vocals from Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan on the classic “True Believers.”

California punk veterans TSOL were provided direct support on each of the three dates on this particular jaunt of shows. Much like how I said above that the Bouncing Souls sound translates better in a venue like Sinclair than it does in a larger hockey arena, the squelching-guitar led early 80s hardcore sound that TSOL helped pioneer probably translates better in a smaller club setting without a barricade between the stage and the fans, much like it did when they played here last year at the Middle East. Frontman Jack Grisham has always had one of the more outspoken, dark humored personalities in the scene – look no further than perhaps the band’s biggest hit, the ode to necrophilia that is “Code Blue” – though I will admit that some of his trademark off-color banter sounds not only incredibly dated but, frankly, uncomfortable in the current climate, not unlike rewatching classic stand-up bits by Andrew Dice Clay might. The core of the band still sounded tight, as you’d imagine given that Ron Emoy and Mike Roche have been Grisham’s wingmen for the better part of the nearly four full decades of their existence (editor’s note: total ignorance on my part, but I’m not sure who’s playing drums now that Chip Hanna isn’t involved). The bands fans — and there were more than a few in attendance — totally still dig the classic sound and seemed to warm up as the set went on.

Local favorites Rebuilder kicked off the show in fine fashion. Plans for their first-ever European tour might have gone belly up last spring, but it’s still been a pretty great year for the five-piece; they released a stellar EP, Songs From The Massachusetts Turnpike, on Panic State Records a couple months ago, toured the west coast for the first time, played a bunch of shows back this way with Dead Bars, did a session for Mike Felumlee’s “Live From The Rock Room,” and continued to grow their fanbase by sharing the stage with acts like Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner, Bombpops, and Red City Radio. The Souls show proved to be a pretty great cap on the year, and in their typical good-natured, tongue-in-cheek fashion, they made sure to include “Le Grand Fromage,” their middle-finger to the Souls’ home state of New Jersey, right smack in the middle of their set.

Head below for the full photo gallery from the evening!



Free Music: Drunken Sailor’s 2017 Sampler

UK punk label Drunken Sailor Records just released its 2017 Sampler compilation. The 21-song comp features one song from every release the label put out this year.

You can give it a listen below, and download it for free on their bandcamp page.



Great Collapse (Strike Anywhere, Rise Against, etc.) announce new LP, stream single

California punk supergroup Great Collapse will be releasing a new album on End Hits Records. The LP titled Neither Washington Nor Moscow… Again! is due out January 26th, 2018. Immediately following the release, the band will embark on a European tour.

Give the album’s first single “Southern Exorcism” a listen and check out the tour dates below.

For the uninitiated, Great Collapse is fronted by Strike Anywhere singer Thomas Barnett, and also features former members of bands such as Rise AgainstSet Your Goals, and Death By Stereo. Their debut album Holy War was released in 2015.



U.S. Bombs announce Clash tribute 7″, stream “Straight To Hell” cover

California punk veterans U.S. Bombs will be released a new Clash tribute 7″ on December 29th through Slope Records. It features covers of “Death Or Glory” and “Straight To Hell”. You can give the latter a listen below.

In addition to putting out a new release, the band will be touring the US this winter.



This Is A Standoff, War On Women & more playing Pouzza Fest 8

The first round of bands for Pouzza Fest 8 has just been announced. The list which is headlined by the newly-reunited This Is A Standoff also includes War On Women, City Mouse, PI Mafia, Mike Frazier, Dead Broke, and Sincere Engineer.

Pouzza Fest 8 takes place May 18-20th, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. For more info and tickets, visit the festival’s official website.



DS Exclusive: Sid Broderius and The Emergency Exit premiere video for “The Last Time”

Sid Broderius and the Emergency Exit is an outfit from Spokane, but also from Texas, made up of a frontman who can’t seem to stay in one place, backed by whatever desperadoes happen to be around. Today, they have released a new video to support their latest single “The Last Time.”

For those not familiar with the group, the name ‘The Emergency Exit’ came from the fact that frontman Sid started the band knowing he’d have to leave the Northwest. In his new homestead, he recruited local players from the Rio Grande Valley and recorded the single we bring you today. In his own words, “it’s about friends beating addiction.”

The song itself is filled with giant walls of crystalline woahs, Fat Wreck-style attitude, and an occasional foray into ska. It’s an amalgam of 90s punk rock with the emotional rawness of acts like The Flatliners. Check out the video below, and if you like what you hear, pick it up on their bandcamp.



DS Exclusive: Turnspit Premieres Debut Single “Walk Away” From Upcoming Album

Melodic punks, Turnspit have released the first single off of their freshman full-length LP Desire Paths (due out February 16 on Dodgeball Records) and the Chicago based quartet sent it over, exclusively for DS readers to stream! The premiere track, “Walk Away” puts Turnspit’s defining features on display: dual vocals, catchy hooks and anthemic choruses. When we asked lead vocalist Gillian McGhee about the single, she told us that it was the last song the band wrote together before starting the recording process, explaining: “We needed to write one more song before heading into the studio, and I remembered this chord progression I had written about a year earlier. It always stuck with me, but I never developed it on my own. When I showed it to the rest of the band and we started working on it, we knew we had a banger on our hands.” Banger, indeed! Get to streaming, below!



Wonk Unit (punk) release Christmas themed single “Christmas In A Crackhouse”

London punks Wonk Unit have released a new Christmas themed single called “Christmas In A Crackhouse” just in time for the holidays. This may seem like every other punk holiday song you have ever heard, but it is much more. Described as “one of the most unique bands in modern punk rock.one of the most unique bands in modern punk rock”, the band stays true to that and has delivered a holiday single that you can blast any other time of the year.

You can listen to it below.



The Morphine Pilgrims (punk) stream new EP “Rescue Me”

Vienna punk band The Morphine Pilgrims are streaming a brand new EP titled Rescue Me. The 3-track release is short, but it hits hard and fast so most punk fans will enjoy it if they are looking for something short but sweet.

You can listen to the full thing below.

The EP follows the band’s 2016 EP No Time To Waste. 



Parkside (pop-punk/emo) stream new EP “Whenever You’re Ready”

Ontario pop-punk band Parkside have released a brand new EP titled Whenever You’re Ready. The release, which is available everywhere online today, features 6 tracks of classic pop-punk blended with emo sounds to form an EP that will hit you in your heart.

You can listen to the full thing below.

Whenever You’re Ready will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2015 EP, Burnt Out.



Propaghandi announce North American “Victory Lap” dates for 2018

Canadian punks Propaghandi have just announced the dates for the North American sect of their “Victory Lap” tour. The run will last from March 1st to March 11th, starting in Minneapolis and ending in Atlanta.

The tour will be in support of their album Victory Lap which was released on September 29 via Epitaph Records. 

Check out the dates below!