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My latest discovery comes from the Land Down Under and goes by the name of What's Left Is Yours. The 3-piece punk outfit is currently streaming their debut self-titled EP and offering it as a pay what you want download. They're playing a catchy-sing-along-Hardcoreish Pop-Punk. Confused? Let me explain: Being the sucker that I am, I got hooked at the 0:25 mark of the highly addictive opening song "Punk Rock Party". But when I started listening to "Insanity", the song that followed, I was like "Fuck, am I listening to the same band?!" A completely different sound from the first tune, a much more heavy and less poppy approach that somehow reminded me of Only Crime, and it didn't stop there...I've been brought back to Blink-182's "Dude Ranch" era as soon as the 3rd song "Mexico" kicked in... Anyway, I'll stop there and let you guys judge it for yourself. If you like diversity and you feel like being all mixed up in a good way, give a listen to the Aussies in What's Left Is Yours here. Favorite track: "Insanity"
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L.A. punks Stanley and the Search released a new video today for the song “Dust You Off,” which you can watch below. You can also find this song on their brand new album, Weightless, which is out now on Take This to Heart Records.Add to My Radar
In addition to their cover version of Pennywise‘s “No Reason Why”, The Offspring are streaming two cover versions of the classics “Do What You Want” and “No Control” by their former labelmates Bad Religion, who will be touring the US with The Offspring this summer. You can stream them below.Add to My Radar
You’ve probably seen a ton of posts lately about Upstart Fest, as they have slowly released the bands on this year’s lineup. The final four bands to join the show will be Philly street punks The Virus, NYC’s Cutters, animal rights activists Friendbeast, and Vermont’s Earl Grave.
The 9-venue show dubs itself “The Northeast’s Biggest Punk Rock Party.” Want to find out if it lives up to the hype? Check out the full list of venues and dates here.
The Class Assassins release music video for “Start Again,” announce departure of guitarist Cactus Vella
In good news, the guys in Toronto punk act The Class Assassins have released a music video for their song “Start Again.” In not so good news, they have also announced the departure of longtime guitarist Cactus Vella, who is leaving the band to focus on his solo work.
The music video and a statement from Vella can be found below.
“Start Again” appears on The Class Assassins’ Treason 7-inch, which was released back in 2011 through Rebel Time Records. The band’s latest release, a 9-minute ‘concept single’ entitled The Addiction & The Solution came out last March.Add to My Radar
The EP serves as a follow-up to the band’s debut full-length Challenges, which was released in 2012 and can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp.Add to My Radar
The New Lows self-released their latest full-length album I Couldn’t Sleep in November of 2013. It has since been re-released on vinyl through Kiss Of Death Records.Add to My Radar
Luicidal ― a project featuring Suicidal Tendencies members Louiche Mayorga and R.J. Herrera ― have announced a few shows they will be playing in the US next month. Dates and locations can be found below.
Luicidal will release their debut album No Mames on October 14th through DC-Jam Records. The album will feature guest appearances by former Suicidal Tendencies members Rocky George, Grant Estes, and Amery Smith as well as Beowülf singer Dale Henderson.Add to My Radar
North Carolina punk/indie group Museum Youth have released a music video for their song “Just Friends”, which appears on their most recent album Alex I Am Nothing. You can take a look at the video below.
Alex I Am Nothing was released on May 27th. It serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2012 full-length Sexy But Not Happy.Add to My Radar
If you’re like me and you like to read as much about punk and it’s history as you can, you may enjoy a new book coming out this November. At 450 pages with over 50 chapters, NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990, will cover the bands, venues, labels, hangouts, and larger-than-life characters that built New York hardcore, based on new interviews with over 100 key historical figures.
The book is being written by Tony Rettman, who has been involved with zines, newspapers, liner notes for bands, as well as being the author for a similar book based on the Detroit scene called Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985. The book is being published by Bazillion Points Books. You can get more information on it over here.
One of the year’s most anticipated music festivals, Riot Fest, has announced the daily lineups for its Chicago iteration. You can view the schedule on the above picture, or get a better look at the day-to-day schedule over here.
Riot Fest Chicago will be held at Humboldt Park from September 12th through the 14th, featuring performances from Descendents, NOFX, ALL, Buzzcocks, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bouncing Souls, and many other great bands. Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.Add to My Radar