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The Holophonics (Texas, Ska) release “MaSKArades Vol. 12: Jimmy Eat World: Clarity”

Texas ska-punks The Holophonics have released their latest installment in a long series of covers albums.

“MaSKArades Vol. 12: Jimmy Eat World: Clarity” is, as the name suggests, a loving ska tribute to Jimmy Eat World. You can listen to the whole thing below, as well as watching their video for “The Middle”.



DS Exclusive: Traits (UK pop-punk) stream debut EP “Limits”

Traits are more than just another new pop-punk band. Hailing from Yorkshire in England, they come with some serious pedigree. Formed last year, the band is made up of ex and current members of Random Hand and The Human Project, who came together with the ambition of playing accessible and upbeat tunes with pop sensibilities. The band released their first single, “Fed To Me” recently, with debut EP “Limits” being self-released this week.

Ahead of schedule you can listen to “Limits” exclusively here at DS. You can check the whole thing out below.



Horseflies (UK, punk) announce tour dates and stream video “Decaydream”

The UK’s Horseflies have released a video for their song “Decaydream” from their upcoming full length release. The band’s debut record These Halls are Haunted Now will be released on February, 6th, 2017. Horseflies have also announced a short run of UK tour dates to support their new material and details about these can be found below, along with the video itself.

Enjoy!



Tired and Pissed Records releases 19-track compilation

Richmond, Virginia-based independent label Tired and Pissed Records has released their second annual compilation, This Time it’s Pissonal, and you can check it out below.

The 19-track comp features punk, thrash, and hardcore bands including  3:33, Straphangers, Stuck Backwards, AR15, and many more.



On the Cinder announces dates for “South ‘Murica Tour”

Buffalo punk band On The Cinder is heading down South for a 14-show tour this month, hitting up venues along the East Coast as well as Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas.  You can find all the dates and places on the tour poster below.  You can get a feel for their politically-charged, fast-paced punk sounds here.

This tour will support the band’s latest release, The Fight Against Ourselves, which was released last year on Between the Days Records. On the Cinder also has a full U.S. tour in the works for the spring, so check back with us for more details on that as they become available.



Awesome Fest X announces more bands, release ticket info

September is still a few months away; but the Awesome Fest tenth anniversary show hype-train has already left the station.

Dubbed Awesome Fest X; the event already has a crapload of bands on the line-up, but they have recently added even more! You can check out the full list of bands below, just be prepared to scroll for a while.

The music fest which is “aimed at showcasing the diversity, intensity and beauty of DIY punk music” will be taking place over Labor Day weekend (September 2nd-4th) in North Park, San Diego.

Tickets are on sale now and you can grab yours here, but there are only a limited number so secure yours early. 



World Be Free (hardcore) premieres video for “Shake the Ghost”

Hardcore supergroup World Be Free has revealed another new song off of their upcoming debut record, The Anti Circle.  Check out the video for “Shake the Ghost” below.

World Be Free features members of hardcore bands Judge, Gorilla Biscuits, and Terror, with a goal of putting a more positive, melodic take on classic hardcore and punk.  Their debut album will be released on February 5th through Revelation Records.



Doll Skin announce brief West Coast tour opening for Metal Allegiance

If you’re not familiar with Doll Skin already, here’s a quick primer: they’re a four-piece “glitter punk” outfit from Phoenix, Arizona. They apparently met at the School of Rock in Scottsdale and have been together ever since. Oh, and they’re all between the ages of 16 and 19, and they are signed to EMP Label Groups, which is the brainchild of Megadeth’s David Ellefson.

Now that you’re up to speed, Doll Skin have been announced as openers on a brief run of tour dates featuring Metal Allegiance (a supergroup of sorts that features Ellefson and Mike Portnoy and Troy Sanders and a bunch of other dudes). Check out the details right here. If you’re so inclined, you can check out Doll Skin’s debut video, “Family Of Strangers,” right here.



For the Love of Punk will release compilation to benefit Girls Rock Camp Alliance

The For The Love Of Punk label has hand-picked 26 tracks for a compilation to raise funds for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.  They will be officially releasing the comp at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver in September, but you can stream it below.

Editor-in-chief Johnny Wilson had this to say about the comp:

“We’re really excited to be in a position to start giving back to the community that has supported us for the last four years. When we started thinking about where we could put our efforts Girls Rock seemed like an obvious fit. Their work making sure girls feel empowered to find their place in music is incredibly important and we want to do all we can to help support that.”

If you like what you hear, you can download the tracks and pay what you want here, with all proceeds going to the charity.



On The Cinder announce tour dates

NY punks On The Cinder are kicking off their “Just Another Ride” tour beginning August 25th in their hometown of Buffalo.  The band has been hitting the road for the last few years, including a tour that just ended in May. Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

This latest tour is also in support of the band’s latest EP, Caustic, which came out in January on Between The Days Records. After this round of dates, the band plans to hit the studio to finish their full-length album, title TBD, slated to be released in the Spring of 2016.



Make War premiere new song “Against The Rules” off upcoming self-titled album

Brooklyn folk punk act Make War (formally Sad and French) have premiered a song titled “Against The Rules”off their upcoming self-titled album and you can check it out here! The band re-recorded Sad and French’s acoustic self-titled album for Make War’s debut.

The album is slated to be released this fall. Sad and French’s self-titled debut album was released in May 2014 via Black Numbers.



All Access (melodic hardcore) streams tracks from new EP

Swedish melodic hardcore act All Access have a new EP out, and you can stream it below.  The 5-song EP, called Tracks, was recorded in Sweden in 2014.



Free Punk Compilation: Boripunk Asso Sampler IX

Belgian punk label and festival organization Boripunk Asso have just released the ninth volume of their free international punk compilations and you can stream it in full below. This one features 16 international punk and hardcore acts and is a good way to discover some new bands. If you like what you hear you can download the comp for free.



JT Habersaat announces Altercation Punk Comedy Tour

JT Habersaat (co-owner of Altercation Records) has announced the nationwide Altercation Punk Comedy Tour beginning in May and continuing until October. Check below for a full list of dates and locations.

While on tour, Habersaat will film a new special for Stand Up! Records and have supporting sets by members of Riverboat Gamblers, Krum Bums, and more.

Habersaat, known for his punk rock stand up act, has performed at such fests as Warped Tour, South By Southwest, and Punk Rock Bowling. He’s also shared the stage with Doug Stanhope, Henry Rollins, Brian Posehn, and Jeanine Garafalo to name a few. His label mates include the likes of Lewis Black, David Cross and Patton Oswalt.



Panic State Records raise money for relief in Nepal

Panic State Records has just announced that they will be selling $10 shirts and donating 100% of the profits to relief efforts in Nepal. Check it out here. On the fundraising, the company commented:

This is the first shirt we ever printed in the traditional colors of the Tibetan Monks – Burgundy and Gold – coming back to help raise money for the people of Nepal and Tibet – just like we did for the Students for a Free Tibet 6 years ago!

The logo mentioned is displayed above.

The team will also be including every digital release the label has produced (14 records in total) as a “thank-you” for the donation.