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DS Interview: Skottie Lobotomy (The Creeps) talks new album, songwriting, and confrontational escapism

In a matter of weeks, after lamenting a drought of new music, I received three albums that I couldn’t stop spinning. There was The Penske File’s Salvation, Spanish Love Songs’ Schmaltz, and The Creeps’ Beneath the Pines. I’ve purged my thoughts in reviews, countless listens, and dozens of personal recommendations, but still, these are the records I can’t shake—three distinct visions of what modern punk rock can be, built on the foundation of expert songwriting.

Beneath the Pines isn’t out yet, but it has a special place among the three. It shares members with Crusades, a fantastic band that shocked the punk community by announcing their departure earlier this month; and comes as the follow-up to Eulogies, an album that allowed the Creeps to stretch their chops and become known as one of pop punk’s foremost songsmiths. While the connection is inevitable, to say that The Creeps is Crusades’ little brother—a near consolation prize to fans—is to ignore the band’s twenty years playing, releasing, and evolving. Beneath the Pines is a great album, no matter its relation—a singular vision, powered by introspection, killer melodies, and the sort of songwriting that marks you for life. It’s at once melancholy and hopeful, and with a few deft lyrics, will endear the hardest hearts into a singalong.

I was lucky enough to exchange emails with vocalist/guitarist Skottie Lobotomy on the new album, his songwriting process, and what it means to be punk through introspection. Check out the interview below.



Pop punk act Post Season signs with Know Hope Records, releases “Numb To This” single

Altoona, PA pop punk vets Post Season have signed with Know Hope Records. The band has premiered a lyric video for “Numb To This” that you can check out below.

Details of a new album and tour dates will be announced soon.



Madam Wong stream EP “…And The Sunlight’s Creepin’ In”

Aussie pop punks Madam Wong are now streaming their new EP, “…And The Sunlight’s Creepin’ In.”

The EP is expected to precede supporting shows so be on the lookout for dates from these guys!

Stream it below.



The Linden Method (pop punk) release new video for “Desensitivity”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago’s punks The Linden Method have just released a new video for their track “Desensitivity.”

This video teases their new album “Thin Skin” which features the new track and is set for release on April 27 on Funeral Records.

Watch the video below.



You Vandal announce spring tour dates

Gainesville’s You Vandal have announced some upcoming spring tour dates, including a handful with fellow Florida act Kid You Not.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

You Vandal last released I Just Want To Go Back To Hell on November 17th, 2017 via Jumpstart Records.



The Creeps stream upcoming album “Beneath The Pines”

Ontario punk band The Creeps are streaming their upcoming album Beneath The Pines in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Beneath the Pines is scheduled for release on May 4th via It’s Alive Records.



The Longshot release video for “Love Is For Losers”

Billie Joe Armstrong’s new band The Longshot have released a video for “Love Is For Losers”. The track is from their three song EP. “The Longshot EP”, which was released earlier this month.

You can have a watch below. 



The Bombpops release video for “Dear Bear”

The Bombpops have premiered a video for “Dear Beer”, the title track from their recent Fat Wreck Chords EP, via New Noise Magazine. You can have a watch below.

The band tour Europe shortly, with some West Coast shows thrown in there too for good measure. Check current dates on the Fat Wreck site.



The Lillingtons release video for “Insect Nightmares”

Wyoming pop-punk veterans The Lillingtons have released a video for “Insect Nightmares”. The track is taken from their recent album Stella Sapiente” , which was released last October via Fat Wreck Chords.

You can have a watch below.



State Champs release video for new track “Dead and Gone”

Pop punks State Champs have announced their new record, “Living Proof”, which will be released on June 15th on Pure Noise Records. To mark the announcement, the band have released a video for “Dead and Gone”, a track from the album. You can have a watch below.

An absolute plethora of pre-order options are also up now via the label.



The Sidekicks premiere video for “Don’t Feel Like Dancing”, announce East Coast tour dates

The Sidekicks have premiered a video for their single “Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ off of their upcoming album ‘Happiness Hours’, due out May 18 on Epitaph.

The Sidekicks are also playing a string of East Coast shows this Summer with Swim Team. You can check out the new record and tour dates below.

Three years in the making, the new record is produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile) and follows up 2015’s ‘Runners in the Nerved World’. 



Not Scientists release “Golden Staples”

French Pop-punkers Not Scientists have recently debuted a new record titled “Golden Staples” via Pencil Records. You can check out the album below.

Not Scientists last released “Leave Stickers on Our Graves” in 2016.

 

 

 

 



City Mouth sign to Take This to Heart Records, stream album “Hollows”

Illinois pop punks City Mouth have just announced that they’ll be joining the Massachusetts record label, Take This to Heart.

The five piece is also streaming their new album, “Hollows.”

You can check it out below.



The Creeps (punk) stream new song “Even”

Ontario punk band The Creeps are streaming a brand new song off of their upcoming album, Beneath The Pines. The song is called “Even” and you can give it a listen here.

The group last released a split with No Marks in 2016. Beneath The Pines is scheduled for release on May 4th via It’s Alive Records.



Lightweight (pop-punk) streaming new album “Cross and Burn”

Sacramento based pop-punks Lightweight are streaming their latest album Cross and Burn. The pop heavy album features clean guitar riffs and hard raspy vocals.

Give the album a listen below.

This is the second release for Lightweight, the first being 2017’s Self Titled album. If you’re a fan of Screeching Weasel mixed with some Anti-Flag these guys combine the instrumentals of Anti-Flag with the vocals of Screeching Weasel…it’s hard to explain. So just go check ’em out!