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Fall Out Boy announce new album “Mania,” reveal new video for “Young and Menace”

Fall Out Boy have just announced their new album Mania, set for release on September 15th. This is their seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho.

A slew of tour dates have also been released, and you can find those below with the video for the single “Young and Menace.” Pre-order the album here.



Pet Symmetry (emo/pop-punk) reveal new track “You & Me & Mt. Hood”

Chicago songsmiths Pet Symmetry have released the latest song off their up coming album Vision, set for release on May 26th via Polyvinyl Record Company. “You & Me & Mt. Hood” is a soft but stupidly catchy offering, sure to get you excited about the album if you weren’t already.

You can preorder Vision here and check out “You & Me & Mt. Hood” below.



Blink-182 unveil new track “6-8” with lyric video

blink-182-bored-to-death-videoThe boys are back at it again. This time, they bring us “6-8” which is one of the eleven new tracks added to the deluxe edition of California. They’ve also brought us another lyric video (I’m sensing a trend here) and it is one that they could hang on the fridge proudly. If you could hang videos on fridges in the first place. Someday.

The California deluxe edition drops on May 19th, and you can preorder it here. I never took Blink for arts n’ crafts enthusiasts, but the video is pretty sweet all the same. Check it out below.



DS Exclusive: Odd Robot premiere new video for “Knife and a Cigarette”

Southern California pop-punk band Odd Robot have premiered a new video for their song, “Knife and a Cigarette.”

The band has signed to Wiretap Records, and will be reissuing their newest album, “A Late Night Panic,” on the label this spring.

I can definitely hear the Descendents and Alkaline Trio influences. I’ll be grabbing the LP. If you can’t wait til the reissue, you can check out the album at bandcamp.

You can check out the new video below.



Bad Cop/Bad Cop announce album “Warriors”, stream song “Womanarchist”

Prepare yourself for new Bad Cop/Bad Cop! The Californian pop-punk four piece has just announced their sophomore full length album, “Warriors,” will be released via Fat Wreck Chords on June 16, 2017.

To get you fired up you can stream a brand new track from the album titled “Womanarchist” below.



Cayetana streams new track “Bus Ticket”

Philadelphia indie-punk group Cayetana is streaming a new track titled “Bus Ticket.” You can listen to it below.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “New Kind of Normal,” which is set to be released on May 5th via Cayetana’s own record label “Plum Records.” You can find more information about the album here.



Dikembe stream cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”

Gainesville emo-punks Dikembe are currently streaming their newest cover song, keeping up with their goal to release one per month. The track is a cover of “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean, and you can listen to it below.

Dikembe will be streaming a new cover via their Bandcamp page every month during 2017.



Rayner release new video for “Blurred Limes”

Las Vegas pop punks Rayner just released the official music video for “Blurred Limes.” The five piece act are next due for the upcoming EP, ‘Distasters” on June 23, 2017 via FtLP Records.

“Disasters” will be a follow up to January 2016 album, “In Circles.”

You can stream the video below.



Hospital Job (members of The Copyrights) perform “Damn These Vampires” on Live From The Rock Room

Illinois pop punk act Hospital Job (featuring drummer Luke McNeill of The Copyrights on guitar and vocals) recently stopped by Live From The Rock Room to perform their song “Damn These Vampires.”

You can check out that performance below.

“Damn These Vampires” comes from the bands 2016 split with The Capitalist Kids, which was released via Rad Girlfriend Records.



Goldenboy (Norwegian punk) release music video for “The Escape”

Norwegian punk act Goldenboy have released a brand new video for their song “The Escape.” You can watch said video below. “The Escape” was originally released on Goldenboy’s  album “Lesson 3: Arts and Crafts”, which is due for a vinyl re-release this May. 

Goldenboy previously released a music video for this song last January. You can watch it here.



Belmont (pop punk, Chicago) stream single “Water Weight”

Chicago pop punkers Belmont are allowing fans to stream their latest single “Water Weight”. The release coincides with a short tour the band are embarking on with Hot Mulligan.

You can find the single, and the tour dates below.



Caffiends announce split with The Peabody’s

Florida’s Caffiends have announced that they will release a split EP with Pennsylvania’s The Peabodys. Due out on April 29th, 2017, labels Swamp Cabbage, No Time, Everything Sucks, and Team Beard Records are handling the release in their respective countries.

Caffiends’ last full-length album No Gods, No Decaf came out in 2015 through Anti-Authority Records. The Peabodys released This Bears Repeating in 2015.



Album Review: The Flatliners – ‘Inviting Light’

The Flatliners are the definition of resolve and endurance. After making a splash with their ska-infused debut, 2005’s Destroy to Create, they have steadily honed their craft over 5 subsequent albums with their most recent being 2013’s Dead Language (discounting 2015’s B-sides collection Division of Spoils). Through constant touring and their unwavering adherence to a steadfast punk-rock ethos the band have created a solid fanbase that appreciate their dedicated, no-nonsense approach and unrelenting spirit. However a band cannot run on enthusiasm alone. After spending most of their adult lives touring and promoting, the band quickly came to the realization that they needed a break. Some time away to recapture that spark that made them an enduring punk band of the people.

It soon becomes apparent that that time away has been spent polishing the simple craft of writing tight arena ready rockers. Clearly evident on first song, “Mammals” which, after a brooding opening, states its intentions defiantly as it quickly darts to a razor sharp, buzzing chorus. It contains the bright and spiky pop-punk style they are know for but with a distinct edge, reminiscent of mid-period Against Me!. “Hang My Head” sees the band continue to strike that perfect balance between their poppy and caustic sides. The guitars ring rather than churn with the song quickly bounding to a delirious, anthemic chorus. It sounds supremely confident with the sturt and the swagger of a band who have full faith in what they are doing. “Nicotine Lips” sounds like a carry over from Dead Language, featuring energetic distorted power chords and catchy shout-a-long ‘woahs-woahs’. In the context of the album it provides the connective tissue between this and and their previous work. Nevertheless, it is striking how different the overall sound is on Inviting Light from what the band are known for.

The choppier, heavier songs that made up many of 2010’s Cavalcade’s finest moments are largely absent. Instead, the album is characterised by a fuller, broader sound with the focus on songcraft rather than the foot down, pop-punk that saw them draw comparisons with Dead To Me and Anti-Flag. For example, “Indoors,” rather surprisingly, finds them build a song on similar foundations to those of grunge stalwarts Pearl Jam. It’s a mid-tempo rocker assembled with spacious, echoing riffs and hefty 90s power chords before beating down the door to a yearning, powerful chorus. It’s here that frontman, Chris Cresswell, is really able to demonstrate how his voice has developed into a potent and commanding force whilst retaining that slightly bruised, insecure edge. Those Pearl Jam comparisons continue with “Unconditional Love” with the band channeling the Seattle band’s love of slightly more unorthodox and off-beat arrangements. It sees the band challenging their sound a little, showing a previously unheard experimental side. On the whole, these moments provide the triumphant backbone of the album.

Although, these moments do show the band developing their sound, they still fit the mould of mid-paced rockers, aimed squarely at the heart. While effective, at times they are in danger of feeling a little repetitive and formulaic as strummed guitars quickly lead to another big, rousing chorus. Songs such as “Burn Out Again,” “Infinite Wisdom,” and closer “No Roads” all follow a similarly worn blueprint. They lack the vitality of songs from their back catalogue, too often feeling like the safe option. Remarkably, it is the plaintive, tender punk ballad “Chameleon Skin,” which sees the band wholly succeed in finding a new formula. Cresswell’s wistful cries of “I don’t wanna remember who I am” are a stirring addition that will touch the heart of even the most hardened punk.

While Inviting Light is not a seismic shift, there is an obvious progression from their melodic pop-punk sound. It’s still loud and proud but it sees the band enter a more mature phase of their career. The sound is clearer and more accessible than any of their previous work with the abrasive edges polished down. Everything is carefully constructed with each song crafted to highlight the band’s ability to write hungry, anthemic choruses. However, the over reliance on mid-tempo rockers can get a little wearing. All in all Inviting Light is a testament to taking a step back and re-engaging with what you want from your band. It sees the band entering a new phase of their careers whilst ably demonstrating that they are in it for the long haul.

3.5 / 5 Stars



Direct Hit! (pop punk) perform “Do The Sick” Live! from The Rock Room

Pop-punks Direct Hit! recently visited Live from The Rock Room and captured some sweet video footage in the process. “Do The Sick” is off of their 2016 album Wasted Mind, out on Fat Wreck Chords. I’m not sure what they’re putting in the cheese out there in the Midwest, but the music coming outta there recently has been fan-tast-ic, and Direct Hit! is no exception.

You can check out the video, album and some tour dates below.



Slovenian pop-punks Trash Candy release new video, “Useless”

Female fronted, Slovenian pop punks Trash Candy released a new video for “Useless,” off their 2015 album “Focus.”

Check out the video below, and you just may never look at rabbits the same.