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Jawbreaker teasing something?

Over a week ago, we reported that California punk legends Jawbreaker were reuniting as the headliner for Riot Fest this September. Well, they posted a picture of the band members with their instruments on Facebook the other day, which has led to speculation that more shows, or new material or both, are in the works.

Other than Riot Fest, Jawbreaker currently have no other shows scheduled, and it’s not clear if the reunion is permanent. We’ll keep you posted as more details on Jawbreaker’s future come to light. The band broke up in 1996, a year after the release of their classic album Dear You.



PEARS announce European tour

New Orleans punks PEARS have announced they will be touring Europe this summer. The tour kicks off in Denmark on July 21st and will wrap up on August 13th in Italy.

Check out the dates and locations below to see if they’re stopping near you.

PEARS’ sophomore album Green Star came out in 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Family Meeting (melodic punk) streaming debut EP “No One Cares ‘Til You’re Dead”

Earlier this month we did a Band Spotlight on a new melodic punk band called Family Meeting. Today the Canadian 5-piece released their debut EP No One Cares ‘Til You’re Dead.

If you’re a fan of melodic punk with a healthy dose of gang vocals and tight instrumentation, I recommend giving the EP a listen below. Digital and CD copies are available on Bandcamp.



Forever Unclean announce European tour

Danish punks Forever Unclean have announced they will be touring Europe next month. Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

The band’s new EP Float came out on March 24th through Disconnect Disconnect Records.



Bouncing Souls release “Satellite” video

New Jersey punk veterans The Bouncing Souls have released a music video for “Satellite”, taken from their latest album Simplicity. Check it out below.

Simplicity came out in July, 2016 through Rise Records.



April’s Hidden Gems of Bandcamp

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Springtime is here and Festival Season is in full swing! Over the next few weeks, punks of all flavors will be gathering at weekend long events across North America. Vans Warped Tour, Fest, Pouzza, PRB in multiple cities, Riot Fest, and a ton of incredible smaller local festivalss like Fuck You We Rule OK in Oklahoma and It’s Not Dead down in SoCal all kick off in the near future (or have already happened, La Escalera Fest was insane from what we heard!). One of our favorite things about the festivals is seeing some of the lesser known local bands get to play next to some of the heavyweights of our scene. We’re betting some of the acts featured in April’s Hidden Gems of Bandcamp will show up on a few of the many lineups this Spring and Summer. So check out all five, fantastic selections, below! Then, if you see them at your local fest, you can tell all of your loser friends that you’ve heard ’em before!



Problem Daughter (punk) to release “Fits of Disorganized Boredom” vinyl

Salt Lake City’s Problem Daughter are re-releasing their 2016 album Fits of Disorganized Boredom, except that this time they’re doing it on a limited run of vinyl. Like, super limited. As in only 100 hand-numbered copies. Gonna have to grab one while you can.

The album was released digitally in 2016 through Dying Scene Records, but La Escalera is doing the rad vinyl release. Props!

You can pre-order the vinyl right here, and check out Fitz and the vinyl promo video below.



Pittsburgh Punks Nightmarathons stream new track “Seeping” from upcoming EP

Nightmarathons have released a second track from their upcoming debut EP on A-F Records.

You can stream the new track here, and also check out “Damascus” at their bandcamp page.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing these guys at the Fest.



Wonk Unit release video for “Horses”


London punks, Wonk Unit have just released a new video for “Horses,” as apart of the re-release of the 2013 vinyl, “Muffy” via TNS Records. Check it out below.

Most recently, Wonk Unit released the 2016 album “Mr. Splashy.”



DS Photo Gallery: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (w/ Masked Intruder and PEARS), Boston, MA

America’s favorite punk rock lounge act supergroup coverband, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, brought the East Coast leg of their tour in support of their greatest hits album, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits (April 7th, Fat Wreck Chords), through Boston late last week, their first area appearance in close to seven years. The touring lineup of the Gimmes has been a bit of an ongoing, evolving thing over the years, and honestly that’s one of the things that keeps the band fun and compelling as a live act. On this particular run, founding Gimmes Spike Slawson (vocals, occasional uke hunter), Joey Cape (guitar) and Dave Raun (drums) were joined by longtime touring Gimme Scott Shiflett all but taking over his kid brother Chris’s spot on lead guitar and Bad Religion’s Jay Bentley manning Fat Mike’s bass player battle station.

The Gimmes are always a fun time, and this particular night was no exception. One could imagine a situation in which a revolving cast of punk rock characters in their third decade as a recording and touring cover band (side note: the “Denver” 7-inch came out in 1995 and that doesn’t seem real) would have the occasion to go through the proverbial motions, but that hasn’t been the case. Bentley and Shiflett especially displayed an awful lot of playful stage interplay throughout the set, the latter using the opportunity to flex his mighty, mighty lead guitar skills that obviously get overlooked in his normal role as Face To Face’s bass player for the last few decades. Spike Slawson has long since outwardly embraced the role of schticky, occasionally raunchy lounge act crooner, so much so that you sometimes lose sight of the fact that the guy can actually, really, genuinely sing to a degree that he’s made a handful of other people’s songs sound like his own. The ukulele-led rendition of Madonna’s “Crazy For You” from 2014’s Are We Not Men? We Are DIVA! is a perfect example, though it’s worth noting that Madonna didn’t actually write the song either, so at this point it’s just as much Slawson’s as hers. But I digress. Long story short, Boston can be a bit of a notoriously finicky place for punk bands to play. On this particular night, Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s haven’t put out a new studio album (Greatestest Hits notwithstanding) in three years and still headlined in front of more Bostonians at the packed-to-the-rafters 1100-ish capacity Royale nighclub than they have played for in any of their past headlining gigs here in at least a decade, and that’s a pretty awesome thing.

Masked Intruder and PEARS provided direct and opening support in that order. The crowd at Royale turned out in larger capacity for PEARS than I have ever really seen at that particular venue, notorious for their early start times (can’t keep the EDM crowd waiting…), which was inspiring for a band that’s got a more raw, aggressive, throwback punk rock sound than many of their peers. Frontman Zach Quinn performs as though he’s from a bygone era, his banshee-like wailing and shirtless, sweat-covered pacing around the stage creating the impression of a caged animal chomping at the bit to be released.

Masked Intruder seem to be a perfect fit for any lineup that includes Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s. They might have a schtick of their own going, but it’s a really, really good one. Intruder Red was not behind the drum kit on this particular run — he’s in jail, naturally — but the band seemed to miss nary a beat with Lipstick Homicide’s Luke Ferguson taking up drum duties. Masked Intruder are a fun band who seem to take their role as a “fun band” seriously, without taking themselves too seriously. Blue and Green lead most of the high energy charge, having perfected personas as pseudo-New York tough guy common street criminals, at least until roughly the set’s halfway point, when Officer Bradford gradually loosens up and strips down, at which time the whole thing has the potential to devolve completely. Again, it’s schtick, but it’s a lot of fun and it’s all very well done.

Check out our full photo gallery below, and check out upcoming Gimmes dates here.

 



Music Video: Darko – “Just A Short Line”

UK skate punkers Darko have premiered a music video for their track “Just A Short Line” via Skatepunkers. You can watch the video here.

The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “Bonsai Mammoth,” which was released on February 3 via Lockjaw Records & Bird Attack Records.



Music Video: Otoboke Beaver – “Love Is Short”

Kyoto, Japan based all female punk band Otoboke Beaver have premiered a pinky violence inspired music video for the track “Love Is Short.” You can watch it below.

“Love Is Short” is taken from an EP of the same name, which was recently released on March 24. You can listen to the EP in full here.



Single Mothers announce new LP “Our Pleasure”, stream single “Undercover”

London, ON’s Single Mothers have announced the release of their sophomore LP, “Our Pleasure,” due on June 16 via Dine Alone Records.

Stream the single, “Undercover” off “Our Pleasure” below.

The full length album will follow up the 2014 LP, “Negative Qualities.”



Piss Test (Portland Garage Punk) stream new song “Talkin’ Shit”

Portland Garage Punk act Piss Test are streaming their new song ‘Talkin’ Shit,” which you can listen to here.

‘Talkin’ Shit” comes from the bands’ upcoming album, LP2, which is set to be released on May 5th via Dirt Cult Records.



Descendents release new song “Who We Are”

Descendents have released a new song called “Who We Are,” and have announced that all proceeds from the sale of the song will go to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

You can give the song a listen below, and download it for yourself here.

Descendents last released Hypercaffium Spazzinate in July 2016 via Epitaph Records.