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Alive & Well (pop-punk) announce sophomore EP

San Diego pop-punks Alive & Well have announced that their second EP, From Basements to Beaches, will be released on June 3rd.

The 4-song EP is a concept album about addressing a problem in your life and working hard to resolve it.  The overall message is to have a positive and determined attitude about your life. Frontman Matt Vernon explains, “Bad things will happen, you’ll have to encounter heartbreak, death, and tragedy and you’ll have to move through it.”

From Basements to Beaches is the follow-up to the band’s first EP, The Escapism Sessions. 



The Other Stars stream new album “We Were Kids”

Worcester pop-punk band The Other Stars are now streaming their new album We Were Kids in full over on SoundCloud. Guitar and vocalist Connor Bird had the following to say about this release:

We Were Kids was mostly written over the course of 2013-14. It was a really strange period of my life, especially looking back on it. We had all been out of high school for a while and now people were finishing college, but everyone was still partying really hard and being reckless and it started to feel like it wasn’t something we should be doing anymore. I saw some people do some pretty shitty things. I wasted a lot of time on people that I shouldn’t have and I regret that. I also had some really awesome times then, though, and there are definitely moments that show that in the album. It’s just disillusioning when you’re getting older and start to realize that no day is going to come where you wake up and you’re magically an adult and fully in control because you never really are and that’s just something we all have to accept.”

You can listen to the album below.

We Were Kids is officially released tomorrow, April 29th, through Take This To Heart Records/Near Mint.



Screeching Weasel announce 30th anniversary show run

Screeching Weasel is marking the 30th anniversary of the formation of their band this year! To celebrate, they have announced a string of shows in California, Italy, New York, and Pennsylvania. To add to the festivities, they will be playing shows with bands like BIGWIG, The Queers, The Dickies, and Satanic Surfers. Of course, this is all that they have announced so far and will be releasing information on more shows and more guest bands. For now check out the list of dates and locations that we know so far below and stay tuned for more information on this massive celebration.

Screeching Weasel released part one of a two-part rock opera titled Baby Fat in May, 2015 on Recess Records.



Album Review: The Lippies – ‘The Lippies’

Let’s make this clear: The Lippies’ debut LP, simply titled The Lippies, is pop punk done right. It’s more than just catchy chorus after catchy chorus. It’s aggressive, it’s in-your-face, it’s feminist, AND it’s full of catchy choruses. It’s the kind of album that will make you want to get up and smash something, all while shouting along. The band takes everything that they did on their 2014 debut EP (also titled The Lippies) and doubles down on everything, from the hooks to the important social issues that plague our society, while also expanding and tightening the band’s sound.

Musically, the band takes a lot of cues from first and second generation punk bands, with rhythmic guitars and a steady beat, and a bass that drives the songs by doing more than just following the root note. It’s a small thing, and there are plenty of bands in general that do this, but  when it comes to pop punk, it often feels like the bass track is barely distinguishable and is just kind of there because it should be, and The Lippies bring back its importance.

The band doesn’t back down from calling anyone out on their shit: those who condemn sex workers while simultaneously consuming the product (“Fuck the Customer”), men who demonize women for not returning romantic feelings, as well as thinking that they’re owed a sexual relationship simply for being nice (“Friend Zone”), men who abuse the public spaces of others (“Garbage Man”). In short: The Lippies are an MRA’s nightmare, and they’ve made a fantastic soundtrack to go along with those bad dreams.

On the softer side of things, vocalist Tonia Broucek shows off their singer-songwriter sensibilities on the ukulele-led “Basic Boy” and “It Boils.” It might sound a bit gimmicky for a pop punk band to include two songs played solely on a ukulele, but the themes of the tunes and Broucek’s voice carry the same weight as the rest of the album, and it’s less of a gimmick and more another side of the band’s already strong repertoire.

With an incredibly high replay value, The Lippies set the bar high for both themselves, and for modern punk music in general. It may have come out in early March, but the album is already a top contender for the best pop punk album of the year. Perhaps even the best punk album of the year.

5 / 5

RIYL: RVIVR, Tilt, War on Women



Blink-182 announce US tour with A Day To Remember, All American Rejects, All Time Low, DJ Spider

Continuing their assault on your social media feeds, Blink-182 are now announcing a full US tour this summer/fall. Check out the list of dates and locations below.

Joining them on tour will be A Day To Remember, All American Rejects, All Time Low, and DJ Spider (not all bands will play every show, see below for details).

Blink-182 recently announced details of their new album, California, which is due out July 1st. You can pre-order the album here, and check out a new song from the album here.



Bayside announce details of new album, ‘Vacancy’ & tour with The Menzingers, Sorority Noise

New York pop-punk act Bayside have announced the details of their new album, which we now know is titled Vacancy. Check out the artwork to the left, and the tracklisting below.

The album is due out August 19th on Hopeless Records. You can pre-order your copy right here.

Along with the album details, the band announced a US tour with The Menzingers and Sorority Noise. Take a look at those dates/locations below the album info.

Bayside’s previous release was a deluxe edition of their 2014 album, Cult, titled Cult: White Edition, which came out in March of 2015 via Hopeless Records.

 



Abandoned By Bears (Easycore) release new video for “Good Terms”

Swedish easycore band Abandoned By Bears have released a new video for their song “Good Terms”. You can check the video along with a tracklist for their new album “The Years Ahead” and their upcoming US tour dates below.



Right On, Kid! release new EP “On The Brighter Side Of Things

New Mexico pop-punks Right On, Kid! release a new EP via their bandcamp called “On The Brighter Side Of Things.”

You can listen to the EP below.



New Music: Blink-182 – “Bored To Death” from upcoming album “California”

I’ll cut right to the chase with this one: Blink-182‘s new track “Bored To Death,” the first to surface with new member Matt Skiba, is streaming below. Listen, dammit.

“Bored To Death” is slated to appear on the band’s new album California, which is due out July 1st. As you should already know, it will be the band’s first release without Tom DeLonge and with the above-mentioned Skiba. Pre-order it here.



The Lippies call it quits

Grand Rapids pop-punk band The Lippies have called it quits.

You can read a statement from the band below.

The Lippies released their self-titled album on March 4th through Red Scare Industries.



No End In Sight (pop-punk, Canada) stream “The Briefest Moments” from forthcoming EP

Canadian pop-punkers No End In Sight have put out a full track from their soon to be released album on Thousand Island Records. “The Briefest Moments” is a rapid paced, melodic-chug-a-long and will probably be one for you if you like your punk fast and harmonious.  You can listen to “The Briefest Moments” via the band’s Facebook page.



The Bombpops are recording a new album

Get stoked Bombpops fans, the San Diego based, female fronted pop-punk act is currently recording a new album at Denver’s Black In Bluhm studio. No release or label details yet but you can follow along with the recording progress on their facebook page.

The new material will be the band’s first since 2015′s self-released 7-inch “Can Of Worms”.



Real Friends release music video for new song “Scared To Be Alone”

Chicago based pop-punks Real Friends have just premiered their brand new track “Scared To Be Alone” with the release of its music video. Check it out below.

“Scared To Be Alone” comes off the band’s upcoming album “The Home Inside My Head” which is set for release on May 27 via Fearless Records, and can be pre-ordered here. The album will mark the band’s first release since “Maybe The Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing” last July.



Half Hearted Hero (pop-punk) stream new song “Same Old Same” off upcoming album “Isn’t Real”

Massachusetts pop-punks Half Hearted Hero have premiered another brand new song off their upcoming album “Isn’t Real.” This one is called “Same Old Same” and you can check it out below.

“Isn’t Real” will be released on May 27, 2016 through Animal Style Records and is the long-awaited follow up to their 2013 album Whatever.

Pre-orders for Isn’t Real can be found here.



Biffers (Italian pop-punk) streaming new album “Vice”

Italian pop-punk act Biffers are streaming their new album “Vice” in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

“Vice” was released on April 15, 2016 through Kung Fu Records and serves as a follow-up to their latest EP Frankie Road.