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Textbook (pop-punk) stream new album “All Messed Up”

Posted by Textbook on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM (PST)

Chicago pop-punks Textbook have released their fifth full-length release, “All Messed Up” on Dan Vapid’s Torture Chamber Records. The record was produced by Matt Allison (Lawrence Arms, Masked Intruder, The Menzingers) at Atlas studios and features guest vocals by Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) and Dan Vapid (ex-Screeching Weasel, Dan Vapid and The Cheats).

Stream the entire thing below.

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Album Review: 48 Thrills – “That’s How It Go!Oh!Ohs!”

Posted by Carson Winter on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM (PST)

In punk rock, we’re always rooting for the home team. Even if it’s the same warbling vocals and recycled progressions we’ve all heard a thousand times before, if they’re from your hometown, they’re the best band ever. The proof of punk being an inspiring presence is often enough to elevate the mediocre to local legends. So, since I transplanted to the Portland, OR area I have encountered more than my share of local bands, and I’ll always be in their corner because they represent art being vital and self-sustaining, competency be damned. But I recently had a magic moment in my new hometown: that rare and mystical occurrence of wanting to like a band, seeing said band, and loving them. Geography be damned, some bands are meant to transcend. 48 Thrills is one of them.

That’s How it Go!Oh!Ohs! is their debut record, and on it they thrash and shout and harmonize through ten tracks of the kind of pop punk that make dusk-lit skate parks a place for growth and catharsis. Packed with addictive melodies, both instrumental and vocal, 48 Thrills provides the glue for their words to stick, and the energy to make it stay. The sheer intensity on display reminded me of Against Me!’s Fat Wreck days, where the band further proved that aggression needn’t be mistaken for passion and vice versa. There’s a similar feeling at work on That’s How It Go!Oh!Ohs!, where full throated melodies become gravel inflected calls of perseverance amidst slice of life imagery. The energy here is reckless and excitable, but its not enraged. Its fucked up, neurotic, but ultimately stoked to be alive.

“California Sun is Such A Drain” opens the album appropriately with a howl of “So this means hello.” The verse builds upon itself instrumentally, opening with sparse drumming and strummed chords, culminating in the bass mirroring the vocal line as gang vocals shout “It’s so hard but that’s life.” From there it kicks into high-gear with breakneck drums and whoas backed by the distorted grind of trebly guitars. 48 Thrills show a knack for pretty dynamic songwriting, never submitting completely to the pop punk mouse-trap of monotonous two minute buzzsaw drones. Here, everything sounds alive and huge.

The most immediate and magnetic element behind That’s How It Go!Oh!Ohs! is the underlying vibe of relentless positivity. The cohesion comes early with second track “Look What You Started,” and the song-stopping lyric: “I hope you feel safe every day for the rest of your life.” It distills everything about progressive politics, why-we-fight polemics, and counter-culture activism and puts it into a single very human wish. As someone who frequently fights with punk rock’s sometimes misguided, but mostly just tedious politicizing, hearing the goal so plainly stated effectively cuts away the bullshit and puts it back into an empathetic realm.

The album closes with the five and a half minute “It Feels Like I’m Not Trying,” a song that sustains every second of its epic-for-punk runtime with its colossal hook. Here, the length feels like a warm goodbye, and its catchy refrain makes it all the more communal– its the type of tune to be shouted with best friends in the midst of the hottest pit on the coldest night.

I’ll always remember the night I saw 48 Thrills live. I remember the electric energy that filled the room– the muscular strums and the full-throated howls that transformed chords and melody into tangible magic. Punk rock is dangerous by nature; it snarls and hisses and fights to be uncaged, but it also relies on art to express that cause. Here, 48 Thrills have taken this individualistic genre and used it to craft something personal and hopeful. Punk will always be dangerous as long as its in the hands of individuals, but sometimes we need to be reminded that its not all studs and lip rings. There’s joy and creativity at the heart of the music, and more so the joy of creativity. That’s How It Go!Oh!Ohs! is ten tracks that combust with energy and life by people with hearts that beat hard and often. If that’s not punk, I don’t know what is.

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Höney (pop-punk) stream “Brody” their upcoming self-titled EP

Posted by MorningWoodRecords on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM (PST)

The Italian punk rock band threesome Höney have posted a new song today from their upcoming self-titled EP, which will be released via Morning Wood Records on November 4th. It’s called “Brody” and you can stream it below.

Höney hail from Rimini, Italy and were founded only earlier this year. Their sound can be compared to 90′s punk rock bands such as Blink-182 and MxPx.

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Music Video: Drop The Act (pop-punk) – “Friendzoned”

Posted by bob9746 on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:24 AM (PST)

Pennsylvania pop-punk act Drop The Act have released a music video for their song “Friendzoned” and you can check it out below.

The song appears on the band’s upcoming album “Lets Plan a Robbery” slated for release early 2015.

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Good Enuf Records has recently signed the clown-punk 4 piece Pompo & The Community College Rejects from Myrtle Beach, SC. Pompo and his Community College Rejects mix catchy pop-punk songs with fun and humor that fans of NOFX and Masked Intruder will enjoy.

You can stream their first single “Cuban Vegan Straight Edge Ukulele Girl” below.

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Full Album Stream: Trophy Eyes – “Mend, Move On”

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:07 PM (PST)

Newcastle, Australia punk act Trophy Eyes are streaming their forthcoming debut full-length, Mend, Move On. Check it out below.

Hopeless Records will release Mend, Move On, next Tuesday, November 4. Pre-sales are still happening now through both MerchNOW and iTunes.

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Chumped premier new video for “Hot 97 Summer Jam”

Posted by kimofhearts on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM (PST)

Brooklyn pop-punk act Chumped released a new video for “Hot 97 Summer Jam” via Stereogum. You can view the video here, and find details on the band’s East Coast and European tour dates below.

“Hot 97 Summer Jam” appears on Chumped’s forthcoming full-length album, Teenage Retirement, due out November 18th through Anchorless Records.

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Ez Kebage (pop-punk) release EP “BreakFast Die Young!” for free download

Posted by infectiousrex on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PST)

Illinois pop-punk act Ez Kebage have just launched their latest release in the form of an EP titled BreakFast Die Young!.  You can stream it below and download it for free if you like what you hear.

This EP serves as a follow-up to the group’s latest release, the April 2013 album Do Unto Mothers!

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Defeat The Low release music video for new single “Aurora Avenue”

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM (PST)

Portland group Defeat The Low have released a music video for their new song “Aurora Avenue” and you can check it out below. The track is off their upcoming debut album “A Nervous Smile,” which is set for release November 18th via Rise Records.

Defeat The Low will be heading out on a West Coast tour in support of the new record starting November 14th, and you can check out the details for that below as well.

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Reggie and The Full Effect post new video for song “37″

Posted by Jonathan Lyte on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM (PST)

Reggie and The Full Effect (James Dewees from The Get Up Kids) posted a new (and oddly spooky) music video for “37″, a song off their latest record No Country for Old Musicians. You can take a look at the video below.

No Country for Old Musicians was released in 2013 via Pure Noise Records and served as a follow-up to the band’s 2008 full-length Last Stop: Crappy Town which was released through Vagrant Records.

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Chicago pop-punk band Knuckle Puck have released an acoustic version of their song “Oak Street”, a song off their latest EP While I Stay Secluded. The band sat down and hammered the song out in a video that you can check out below.

While I Stay Secluded which officially releases today via Bad Timing Records follows their Oak Street 7″, a two song EP that features the song “Oak Street” in full.

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Full EP Stream: Sundials – “Kick”

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:53 AM (PST)

Virginia’s Sundials are currently streaming their upcoming EP Kick in it’s entirety.  Check it out below.

Kick is due for release on November 4th through Topshelf Records. The band’s latest release, a compilation of 7-inch tracks and rarities titled Always Whatever, came out last August (2013) on Asian Man Records.

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Major League stream entire new album, debut new music video

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:32 AM (PST)

New Jersey pop punks Major League are now streaming their new album in its entirety. Listen to There’s Nothing Wrong With Me below.

The band also have a new music video out for one of the songs off the album. Watch “Just As I Am” below the album stream.

There’s Nothing Wrong With Me is due out next week (November 4th) on No Sleep Records. You can preorder the album on vinyl, CD, or digital here.

Major League today head out on tour with Mayday Parade and Tonight Alive. Check out the dates/locations below the music and the video.

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DS Exclusive: 7 Years Bad Luck stream new album “Bridges”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM (PST)

Austria’s 7 Years Bad Luck are gearing up to release their new full-length Bridges on November 1st through Monster Zero Records and Disconnect Disconnect Records, and we’re pleased to bring you all this exclusive premiere of the album!

Give Bridges a listen below, and head over here or here to pre-order the album on your choice of wax or plastic.

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Chicago’s Textbook are streaming two more songs from their upcoming album All Messed Up. You can give “Never Meant To Be” and “Shared Privacy” a listen below.

All Messed Up is set to be released this coming Tuesday, October 28th through Dan Vapid’s Torture Chamber Records.

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