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Much The Same bassist Franky Tsoukalas and guitarist Dan O'Gorman, both primary songwriters in their former band, have started a new punk band with Franky taking the lead vocal role as well. They're called Burn Rebuild and you can stream the band's first demo song, "My Therapy Is Failing" right here.
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Orange County, California’s Bullet Treatment is one of one punk rock’s most unique bands. Featuring a revolving door membership, with the only constant member being mastermind Chuck Dietrich, Bullet Treatment hits the ground running on their 10th release, “Ex-Breathers”.
These guys have made a career out of wasting no time getting to the point, and this release is no different, With six songs clocking in at just under six minutes of angry, fast hardcore punk. Lyrically tackling topics such as broken loyalties, life in a police state and even abuses by the catholic church on the song “The Last Time I Prayed” (Which is easily in my top 25 favorite songs about molesting little boys, by the way). I get the same feeling listening to this that I did when I first listened to Thrash Zone by DRI or Suicidal Tendencies first album.
Musically, this collection is a far more appropriate heir to classic Black Flag than either band purporting to be Black Flag today. Fast, frantic and not a lot of time spent on fluff, the biggest difference between the hardcore punk of yesteryear and this is everyone knows their instruments really well here.
If 80′s hardcore punk, early 90′s hardcore and current production values were to have one night of disgustingly kinky hardcore sex, Bullet Treatment would be the product of the the unwanted pregnancy that resulted. To me, this is what punk rock is supposed to be: raw, angry and fast. “Ex-Breathers” is well worth a listen.
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The Get Downs offer free download of new song “Elvis Drugs” & stream two other songs from upcoming EP
Whittier, California punks The Get Downs are offering a new song entitled “Elvis Drugs” up for free download and are also streaming two other songs from their upcoming “Getting Wild” EP.
You can snag the free download and check out the other two tracks right here.
“Getting Wild” is set to be released on May 21st via Basement Records.Add to My Radar
On April 30th Bullet Treatment (a hardcore punk act which features a revolving door of members on every release) will release a brand new EP titled “Ex-Breathers” via Basement Records. Today the punk rock radio program The Grind premiered the EP in its entirety on their show.
You can listen to the full EP starting at minute 3 of this week’s episode of The Grind here.
You can check out more episodes of the Grind here.Add to My Radar
No word on who the lineup will consist of this go around but word is they’ll be releasing a music video for one of the new songs soon. We’ll keep you posted.Add to My Radar
LA punk band Fiction Reform is giving away some swag and a few of you lucky bastards can get your grubby hands on it. Just fill out the form below.
Four more of you will each get a CD copy of “Take Your Truth.”
We’ll pick the winners on February 1.Add to My Radar
Bullet Treatment (a hardcore punk act which features a revolving door of members on every release) announced on Facebook yesterday that they just finished recording a track for a Dayglo Abortions tribute due out sometime next year.
The update also mentioned that the current lineup of Bullet Treatment features members of Comeback Kid, Burning Love, Faith No More, and Saosin. Bullet Treatment released their EP “Designated, Vol. 2″ in May via Think Fast! Records.Add to My Radar
Washington, D.C. hardcore punk band Supreme Commander are currently streaming their debut full length album “Paper Tigers” right here. Don’t want to stream the album? Then go ahead and download it free right here.
Stream or download, punk fans of all stripes and genres should check this album out, and get ready. Supreme Commander is already writing new material and planning tour dates.Add to My Radar
If you’re like me and you feel as though there haven’t been enough good new DC hardcore bands for quite a while, this story is for you. Supreme Commander hail from our nation’s capital, and they’ve released a new album entitled “Paper Tiger” via Basement Records. You can download it for free right here.
The band cite influences like Bad Brains, Dag Nasty, Scream and Government Issue, so fans of any and all of those bands should check them out.Add to My Radar
I first became acquainted with Killing California when I was sent the Tale of a Rotten Orange, a compilation that had songs from the new breed of O.C. punk heavyweights. Among the punk greatness on this album was an unpolished and raw punk band called Killing California. Their song “Blame Bukowski” absolutely kicked me in the dick! The tight rift and driving guitar were suddenly accompanied by what can best be described as a gravely voice that was a mix between a vocal buzz-saw and a drunken silverback gorilla. The song was tight and intense. The next song they had was called “The Spartan”, a song obviously about a band member’s father. It describes a man that was one tough son of a bitch. The songs were originally meant only to be demos. When asked by a friend to contribute to the compilation they submitted those two songs. Now I am presented with two new versions of those same tunes on the band’s third release on Basement records. The songs are mixed differently, but still retain that grab you by the throat and punch you in the brain with a brick intensity.
“No Pentagrams No Crosses” starts off with a ferocity that sets you up for a roller coaster ride of punk that never lets up. Vocalist Danny Craig’s voice is nothing but perfect for the songs he sings. His lyrics could not be any better for this dirty, filthy and unapologetic punk rock band. Hailing from San Clemente, California, the band is a pure throw back style band. One that you would expect to play the lowest dive on the darkest street, and then kick everyone’s ass at the end of the show. The song “Limbs” starts off with a heavy bass rift that is reminiscent of the golden age punk bands such as Black Flag and Minor Threat. The lead in then quickly develops into a very catchy riff and song. This album has songs for any type of punk taste from fast and catchy to hard driving, hardcore punk that you will not for one minute regret listening to. Several of the songs on the album, such as “Blame Bukowski,” “The Spartan” and “Now I’m You” have been previously released by the band. Basement Records however took these demo songs, re-recorded and re-mastered them and gave birth to a product that cannot be missed.
I highly recommend this album from Basement Records. The songs “The Spartan”, “Limbs”, “Blame Bukowski” and “Downtown” were defiantly my favorites. Killing California has accomplished a lot with this album and I look forward to hearing more from them. The only song I was lukewarm about was “Dirt”. It was a bit too ballad like and out of place on this album. Although that is the only bad thing I can say about it. My opinion? BUY THIS ALBUM! And if Killing California plays a show within 500 miles of you, GO TO IT! This album is for me a solid 4.5 stars. If you are a fan of Black Flag, Bad Brains and Bad Religion, you will love this album.Add to My Radar
SoCal hardcore band Killing California is streaming new song “Now I’m You”, off their upcoming album “No Pentagrams No Crosses”, to be released next week via Basement Records. Check out the new song right here.
“No Pentagrams No Crosses” is the follow-up to 2007′s “Goin’ South”, also released on Basement Records.Add to My Radar
Bullet Treatment (a hardcore punk act which features a revolving door of members on every release) are streaming a new song featuring vocals from current and former Comeback Kid vocalists Andrew Neufeld and Scott Wade. The song is called “Insomnia” and you can listen to it here.
The song will appear on the 2nd Bullet Treatment EP, titled “Designated Vol. 2″ out on May 15th via Think Fast! Records.Add to My Radar