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The Fallout (punk) streaming new EP “Raise Your Flag and Other Anthems”

Hamilton based punks The Fallout are streaming their new album Raise Your Flag and Other Anthems. The four song EP aptly named Raise Your Flag and Other Anthems is chalk full of singalongs and anthemic music that will have you chugging the maple syrup before you realize it’s 9 AM and it’s probably not wise to chug maple syrup. This beauty is to be released through Rebel Time Records.

Cap the syrup and check out the new EP below.

This is the first new music from The Fallout since 2007’s Dismantlement. If you’re a fan of Anti-Flag or The Bouncing Souls these guys combine the angst of Anti-Flag with the anthemic genius that is The Bouncing Souls, so do yourself a favor and check these guys out.



La Dispute announce tenth anniversary edition of their debut, fall tour dates

La Dispute are releasing a 10th anniversary edition of their debut Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair. Coming out on their original label, No Sleep Records, it features re-amped guitars from the original recordings, a new mix, and re-imagined artwork. Pre-orders are available here and the album will be available November 9.

They have also announced a fall tour of the US with Circa Survive that is booked to kick off in October.

Check out a video for the new version of “Castle Builders” and all their tour dates below.



Swingin’ Utters stream “Undertaker, Undertake”

West coast punk stalwarts Swingin’ Utters are to release new album, “Peace and Love“, on August 31 via long time home Fat Wreck Chords.Following first advance track “Human Potential“, the band are streaming “Undertaker, Undertake”.

You can have a listen to below – and pre-order the album from the label.



The Adolescents are streaming unreleased track “Mama Madonna & Me”

Tony from The Adolescents

The Adolescents, who released their new album, “Cropduster”, last month via Concrete Jungle Records, have teamed up with New Noise Magazine to offer unreleased album sessions recording “Mamma Madonna & Me” via flexidisc with this month’s issue.

You can have a listen to the track right here.



Suicidal Tendencies steam new track “F.U.B.A.R”

California thrash/hardcore punk legends Suicidal Tendencies will release their new album “Still Cyco Punk After All These Years” on September 7th.

The album is a re-recording of frontman Mike “Cyco Miko” Muir’s 1996 solo debut album “Lost My Brain! (Once Again)” in its entirety. “F.U.B.A.R” is track two from the album and you can have a listen to it below.



Album Review: Street Dogs “Stand for Something or Die for Nothing”

Street Dogs are back with their sixth studio album, which is also their first album in eight years, Stand for Something or Die for Nothing. For the uninitiated, Street Dogs have a working class street punk and roll sound that has never been tighter than what is on display on this album.

The title track “Stand for Something or Die for Nothing” opens up this album. A classic reminder of everything Street Dogs bring to the table, catchy super tight guitars, socio-political lyrical warnings, and gang-vocals that suck the listener right into the narrative. The topics covered are all in the same vein, generated largely by anger with the current political environment. There’s the blue collar “Working Class Heroes”, the immigration story of “The Round Up”, the warning to future generations in “Other Ones”, and the redemption of “The Comeback Zone”. With one highlight being “Angels Calling” featuring Boston rapper Slaine, who’s appearance gives this rowdy song a boost of energy and a sense of urgency. It’s a perfect way to blend genres in a way that will have you hitting repeat.

This album really shines with a couple of emotional tracks, the first being “These Ain’t the Old Days”. An ode to friends who were unable to overcome their struggles. The emotion put forth by Lenny Lashley on this track is extremely touching. The other song is “Lest We Forget”, the story of a Boston kid who moved to New York to be a firefighter and met a tragic end on September 11, 2001. This song has an energy that betrays its melancholic nature. On a first listen it’s a punk rock banger where it is easy to imagine the crowd singing along to every word. However the more you pay attention the more you will realize that this is a heart-breaker, a super catchy sing-along heart-breaker.

Most of Stand for Something or Die for Nothing is blazing punk rock and roll, however Street Dogs show off their chops on a couple of outliers. “Mary on Believer Street” sounds like a 70’s rock song complete with the high register vocals, and guitar work that sounds lifted from Keith Richards. Ironically enough, this album ends with a cover of “Torn and Frayed” off The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. It’s a faithful cover with Street Dogs soul.

“The dumbing down of America is a reason to write songs in 2018” says lead singer Mike McColgan when discussing this album, “The theme is wake the fuck up and the working class needs to unite across all colors, creeds, nationalities, genders and realize that we are being pitted against each other by snake oil salesmen and autocrats”. Perfectly described and delivered as promised.

4/5 Stars



Personality Cult’s (ffo: The Damned, Buzzcocks) S/T debut LP out on Drunken Sailor Records

UK-based label, Drunken Sailor Records just released the debut LP for power-pop/punk band Personality Cult out of NC. Give it a listen below.



Shrug Dealer (NY Skate Punk) Release New EP for Name-Your-Price

NY Punks Shrug Dealer just released their debut EP for name-your-price on bandcamp. It’s around 12 minutes long, and has been likened to Lagwagon, Satanic Surfers, and Propagandhi.

If you’re looking for a new high-energy punk band, you can listen to their self-titled debut below.



The Blankz stream new track “(I Just Want To) Slam”

The Blankz are now streaming their brand spankin’ new track “(I Just Want To) Slam” off of Slope Records. The track hit the streets today so make sure to give it a listen below!

These guys have previously released their debut 7″ “White Baby” earlier this summer.

Check it out below!



Show Review: Remember the PiÑata Protest (with The Lash Outs, How’s My Driving?, and The Vatican Press)

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Oliver Hicks En La Calle Photographer.

It was Saturday night and I hadn’t made any plans. My wife, Maeghen, was off watching Adam Lazzara swing his microphone and I’d decided to pass, but my mom had already told me she’d watch the baby for a while, and I’d seen that a few of my buds were going to the Piñata Protest event on Facebook. I’d seen Piñata once before with Brujeria and The Casualties, and remembered their set being a lot of fun. They are like the Mexican Flogging Molly, and that night was a blast, so I decided to message my friend Cody and planned to meet up with him and Zooki at Lola’s Trailor Park in Fort Worth for the show. Read that story below.



The Run Up stream new single (music video) “The Upside of Being Down”, announce new LP

Bristol, UK punks The Run Up are now streaming a new track, “The Upside of Being Down” which comes off of their upcoming LP, “Good Friends, Bad Luck.”

“Good Friends, Bad Luck” is expected to hit the streets on September 28th of this year with a special edition vinyl to celebrate the release. The new LP will be released on Real Ghost Records and Uncle M.

Check out the video below!



Molly and the Krells stream new single “Rejected”

Sydney punks and natives Molly and the Krells are now streaming their new single “Rejected.” The single follows up their last release of their debut EP, “Relationshit.”

Check out the new track below!



Friendship Commanders announce new album “Bill”

Hardcore sludge outfit Friendship Commanders have just announced their new album “Bill.” The album is expected to release on October 5th of this year.

According to the band, “As a body of work, BILL is about to trying to be a human and know other humans during inhumane times. Part of that is reckoning with one’s self, part of that is either accepting those around us or letting them go. And yet another part of that is making sure that we’re not just focusing on our own success and safety, but those of the community around us. It’s time for tolerance and service and hope, not destroying one another and ourselves.” 

Keep an eye out for more announcements from these guys as we know more!



DS Photo Galley: Stoked For The Summer 2018 w/Bouncing Souls, Against Me!, Titus Andronicus, Smoking Popes and Tim Barry

For the third time in as many years, New Jersey punk rock stalwarts The Bouncing Souls threw their now-annual Stoked For The Summer blowout show last weekend on the outdoor, beachfront Summer Stage at the legendary Stone Pony in equally legendary Asbury Park. In spite of occurring in what’s theoretically an off-year for the band — their last full-length, Simplicity, was released in 2016 and the band are gearing up for their 30th anniversary next year — it also marked the largest Stoked For The Summer show to date, with well over 4000 people baking outdoors on the blacktop for the festivities.

Tim Barry kicked things off late in the afternoon in quintessential Tim Barry fashion. The Richmond, Virginia, native has long had ties to the Bouncing Souls/Chunksaah Records/Little Eden Studio family in Central Jersey, and as such was the perfect choice to get things rolling. Armed with only his trusty Martin acoustic (and an assist from longtime Souls merchandise manager/video production wizard Matthew Gere on harmonica), Barry blazed through an intense half-hour set that was heavy on songs with Garden State references (“Avoiding Catatonic Surrender,” “40 Miler,” the obvious choice “Little Eden”). Oh…and HE PLAYED AN AVAIL SONG WHICH IS NOT A THING THAT I EVER THOUGHT I’D SAY LET ALONE WITNESS IN PERSON okay, I’m better now.

The Smoking Popes were next out of the chute, fresh off a dozen-hour drive from their previous night’s show in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In spite of the road weariness, the band didn’t seem much worse for the wear, powering through a set that was heavy on crowd favorites like “Rubella” and “I Need You Around.” The Chicago quartet are still celebrating the 20th anniversary re-release of their iconic 1997 album Destination Failure, and have a brand new album mixed, mastered, and ready to go for release this coming fall. If what’s to come bears any resemblance to lead single “Someday I’ll Smile Again,” it’s bound to be an instant pop-punk classic.

Hailing from just up the GSP in Glen Rock, New Jersey, Titus Andronicus occupied the number three spot in the order. Though the Patrick Stickles-led quartet just released a new album, A Productive Cough, a few months back, the band’s half-hour set skipped that album in favor of the more “punk rock bangers” of the back catalog, especially 2015’s The Most Lamentable Tragedy. The band managed to cram a half-dozen songs into their half-hour set, which is not an easy task when you’re known for writing epic tracks about Civil War naval battles and whatnot. In a nod to probably the one artist that cemented Asbury Park’s place in the rock and roll pantheon, the set closed with a pretty stellar cover of Springsteen’s summer classic, “Glory Days.”

Batting clean-up were the inimitable Against Me!. It’s been barely a month since it was announced that former bass player Andrew Seward is now present bass player Andrew Seward once again, and this marked the biggest-scale show in the current lineup’s brief introductory run. I’ve never seen Against Me! – in any formation – be anything short of awe-inspiring, but this show seemed a notch or two above the norm, helped of course by the early evening sun actively setting directly behind the stage. The band’s set opened with scorching renditions “FuckMyLife666” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” both from their ground-breaking 2014 album of the same name, and never really let up steam at all for forty-five high energy minutes that featured a non-stop barrage of crowd surfers right from the beginning. This is only a brief run of shows for Against Me!, and Laura Jane Grace has got a solo album due out in the coming months, but the newly retooled AM! lineup being this solid – and seeming to genuinely be having this much fun – so soon is a welcome sign.

Last, but most certainly not least, were the legendary Bouncing Souls. As I intimated above, the Souls have only played a handful of shows this year, but they certainly made up for lost time on this particular night. With the stage – and the crowd – filled with friends and family, the Jersey legends ripped into fan favorites “Hopeless Romantic,” “East Coast, Fuck You” and “The Gold Song” in rapid succession to kick off a set that extended well into the Asbury Park night. The perfect symbiotic relationship between crowd and band can be a tough thing to keep up for an extended time, but was readily on display for the duration of the Souls’ Herculean thirty-song set (a direct nod to their upcoming thirtieth anniversary?) on this particular night. I’ve said this before on other platforms, but I genuinely thought that the Souls sounded the best I’d ever heard them sound when I last saw them in Boston last November. That show, solid as it was, is now a distant second to this one. There’s obviously been a twin-like bond between Bryan Kienlen and Pete Steinkopf at the sonic core of the Souls for three decades, which translates into the two performing in lockstep and making it seem effortless in the process, giving frontman Greg Attonito the freedom to roam – both vocally and physically on stage – like a mad punk rock scientist giving a high-powered TED Talk. And it’s actually quite amazing how seemingly easily – at least from the audience perspective – that the newest Soul, drummer George Rebelo, has acclimated himself to the role, especially given that his “other band,” Hot Water Music, are not only still a living, breathing entity but left for a handful of European shows a day or so after this epic night.

While we’re waiting for what 30th anniversary hi-jinks the Souls might have coming down the ‘pike next year, have a gander at our pictures from Stoked For The Summer 2018 below!



Muck and the Mires “Muckus Maximus” EP out September 14th, stream “#Loneliness” now

Boston’s garage throw-back Muck and the Mires have a new EP, Muckus Maximus releasing next month on Rum Bar Records. You can stream “#Loneliness” below and pre-order the record at bandcamp.

Muck and the Mires last release was 2016’s Doreen.