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PUP announce spring tour dates

Toronto punks PUP have announced they will be playing a handful of shows this spring. Most of the tour runs through the eastern US, and it will wrap up at Pouzza Fest in Montreal.

Check out the tour dates below to see if the band’s stopping in a city near you.

PUP’s latest album The Dream Is Over came out last May on SideOneDummy Records.



The Smith Street Band announce new album, release music video for new song – “Birthdays”

Australian folk-punk outfit The Smith Street Band have a new music video out for their new song, “Birthdays.” Watch/listen below.

The song comes from the band’s new full-length album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me. That’s due out April 7th on Pool House/Remote Control Records (Aus), SideOneDummy Records (North America), Specialist Subject Records (UK), and Uncle M (EU). It’s up for pre-order now right here.

The album, produced by Jeff Rosenstock, is the band’s first full-length since their 2014 release, Throw Me In The River.



Meat Wave stream new album “The Incessant”

Chicago’s Meat Wave are streaming their new album The Incessant in its entirety. You can give the full 12-song record a listen below.

The Incessant comes out tomorrow, February 17th through SideOneDummy Records. The album serves as a follow-up to 2015’s Delusion Moon.



Video: Meat Wave – “Run You Out” Live from The Rock Room

Chicago’s Meat Wave recently stopped by The Rock Room (Illinois live off the floor recording sessions) to record a take of their song “Run You Out.” This song appears on their upcoming album, The Incessant. You can check the session out below.

The Incessant, which is set to be released on February 17th via SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave stream new song “Bad Man” off upcoming album “The Incessant”

Chicago punk trio Meat Wave have released a new song for us all to enjoy! The track is called “Bad Man” and it is, along with the rest of the album, a self-reflection for vocalist/guitarist Christopher Sutter following the slow end to an 11-year relationship.

These emotional times lead Sutter to write some of the best material he has ever laid down and, with the help of legendary engineer Steve Albini, the band has been able to churn out an album that is leagues above anything they have done before. This track is but an indication of the things to come on the rest of the record.

You can listen to the new song here.

The Incessant is set to be released on February 17th via SideOneDummy Records.



Jeff Rosenstock releases music video for “Pash Rash”

Jeff Rosenstock has released a new music video for “Pash Rash,” which is taken from his latest album WORRY. You can check it out below.

WORRY was released in October, 2016 through SideOneDummy Records.



Music Video: Meat Wave – “Run You Out”

Chicago rockers Meat Wave have released a video for their new song “Run You Out.”

You can check it out here.

“Run You Out” comes from the bands’ upcoming album The Incessant, which is set to be released on February 17th via SideOneDummy Records.



DS Staff Picks – Carson Winter’s Top 10 Albums of 2016


It’s been a big year for me. I’ve gone to a bunch of shows, I made it out to my first ever Punk Rock Bowling (and finally met Head Honcho Dave), and I got my first pro-paid short story bought up by an indie publisher. 2016 has been alright by me. Now, what do we have in terms of music this year? Well, if there’s anything I learned, it was that I am essentially a boring, dyed-in-the-wool melodic punk dude. I got the beard, the glasses, the flannel; I love the Menzingers and Hot Water Music. Just look at my top three albums this year, I am a predictable beast. But, I think that’s okay. I’ve embraced my own cliches and have realized that if there’s one things I like, it’s throaty vocals and singalong anthems.

With that said though, there were a couple other genres that represented themselves for me this year that I absolutely fell in love with, so maybe those horizons aren’t set in stone quite yet. Maybe 2017 will tell a new story. Click here for my best albums of 2016.



Big D and the Kids Table announce “Strictly Rude” album shows

March 2017 will somehow mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of Big D and the Kids Table‘s landmark album, Strictly Rude. If you live in the northeast quadrant of the US, you’ll get a chance to see the band revisit that very album in concert for a few special nights.

Between February 24th and 26th, the Boston-based ska punk vets will play the album (and, we’re sure, at least a couple other tunes) in Boston, Brooklyn and Baltimore, in that order. More specific information, including venues and opening bands, is yet to come…stay tuned!

Strictly Rude was released in 2007 (duh) on SideOneDummy Records.



New Video: Big D & The Kids Table cover Sam Black Church’s “Infernal Machine”

Cool new video from Boston vets Big D & The Kids Table. It’s for the song “Infernal Machine” which, as the title of this very post points out, is a cover of a track by an even more veteran Boston-area band, Sam Black Church. Check out the video here.

Big D’s cover of “Infernal Machine” appears on their recent split flexi-disc with Doped Up Dollies, which finds the latter band covering the inimitable Morphine’s “Early To Bed.” It’s available in digital download and limited-edition flexi-disk through Paper + Plastick‘s Rare Breed Records imprint. Click here to purchase your own, or click here to stream the release online!



David McWane (Big D + The Kids Table) publishes first novel, “Kringle”

Well here’s a fun little story just in time for the holidays (and yes, I’m mindful that this is not a place that people usually frequent for “fun little holiday stories,” but we think you’ll dig this one).

David McWane, frontman for long-running Boston-based band Big D & The Kids Table, has published his first novel. It’s called “Kringle: The Story of a Young Toymaker,” and it’s published under the moniker “D.P. McWane.” Here’s the official blurb about the book:

A young carpenter starts a new life in a small New England town where he makes toys for an unscrupulous boss. He meets a single mother and helps her sons’ gang, The Airlords, build “Buck Rogers spaceships” looking sleds to race. They expose the boss’s sham and on Dec. 24th he delivers toys to every child so they can “feel fortunate, even if it’s for just one day”. Along the way he earns the love of the single mother and sons.

“Kringle” is officially available for purchase today. You can order it in hardcover here or in soft cover here, and we’re told it’ll be available on Amazon in the near future. Pick it up, and stay tuned; we’ll try to pick Dave’s brain about it in the next week or so and report back!



PUP release new music video – “Sleep In The Heat”

Toronto punk group PUP have a new music video out for their track, “Sleep In The Heat.” You can watch said video below.

The new video stars Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard, and will really hit animal lovers right in the feels. The video shows a stray dog going on tour with a younger version of the band, and singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock says the song itself is about his chameleon, who died while the band were writing their latest record. “Losing a friend is something so many of us have had to deal with, which is why I think this video is so powerful,” said Babcock.

The song comes from PUP’s latest full-length, The Dream Is Over, which came out in May via SideOneDummy Records.



Jeff Rosenstock releases music video for “Blast Damage Days”

Jeff Rosenstock has just released a music video for his new song “Blast Damage Days” off his newly released album “Worry” and you can check it out below.

WORRY was released October 14th through SideOneDummy Records. It  marks Rosenstock’s 3rd solo album, following 2015′s We Cool?.



Album Review: Jeff Rosenstock- WORRY.

The question that always comes to mind when I hear a new Jeff Rosenstock record is, “How does he come up with all of these wonderful melodies?” Time and time again, the man delivers the catchy goods like no other can. When Vacation was released, I thought it was a beautiful, beautiful fluke. Then I Look Like Shit came along, then We Cool?, and now we have WORRY.— the next logical step in Jeff Rosenstock’s game of chicken with an apparently infinite creative well.

WORRY. is an album that’ll get accolades. We can get that out of the way early. It’s a damn good record. It succeeds in ambition and scope as a sort of left hook when we were all expecting another album of songs about having trouble growing up (although there’s still a little bit of that). The record sprawls in a way that it almost begs us to talk about the structure over the music. It begins in earnest as a typical album, before shifting gears in the latter half to a musical suite.

The songs, however, are a definite return to form of a form I nearly forgot. So much of Jeff’s solo career has been laser focused on himself, Bomb the Music Industry’s political and anti-corporate philosophy almost feel like the tenets of a different person. That’s not to say they were ever abandoned, but the artist can only be known through their art. On WORRY., Rosenstock spits venom. It’s as if it was decided, early in the writing stage of this record, that punk rock was the definite aim. Songs like “Festival Song,” probably one of the best on the record takes umbrage with punk rock becoming a commoditized entity, through fashion and large-scale festivals. Lines like, “this is not a movement, it’s just careful entertainment for an easy demographic in our sweatshop denim jackets,” are just one of the many piercing lyrics that can make us reevaluate the Venn diagram where punk rock and complacency overlap. And ultimately, I think that’s what Rosenstock is primarily trying to do with a song like this. He’s shaking us by the collar and saying, “If we want punk rock to mean something to us we gotta take it from the people who want it to mean money.”

Just how pointed the lyrics are, across the entirety WORRY., is almost a little daunting. I could pick out caustic couplets from any number of the songs on this album, and that’s why it feels so damn punk. This is an angry album. Rosenstock is pissed about classism, slumlords, and how consumer focused society has become. There’s a lot of stuff going on here, and its never delivered in a less than convincing way. Never lapsing into conspiracy theory and self-congratulations, it instead, comes off as sarcastic and a little sad. And maybe that’s why its all the more effective. On “To Be a Ghost…” Rosenstock sings, “Born as a data mine for targeted marketing and no one will listen up until you become a hashtag or a meme.” When I heard that line, I didn’t care about political cabals and dynasties; the depressing truth is the one we opt in to ourselves, every day.

Where WORRY. falters slightly is in one of the same areas it succeeds magnificently. This is without the doubt the most Bomb the Music Industry! record Rosenstock has made since going solo. Bomb is my favorite band, without a doubt, but they weren’t ever faultless. Sharing the politics and ambition of BTMI! also opens WORRY. to some of the same hangups. What’s strange about this record is that it is both cohesive and woefully not. The first half is made up of traditional songs, the type you wouldn’t be surprised to see on any other Jeff album, and then the albums switches up at about the halfway point and offers this amazing suite of short songs (featuring ska, hardcore, and the shout along refrain, “we don’t wanna live inside a hellhole!”). It’s a great album, but at times it feels like two.

I wasn’t sure where WORRY. was going to end up in my personal ranking of Jeff Rosenstock related albums. Maybe, I’m still not sure. The fact remains, that this is a big album of big ideas delivered as viciously as they are catchily. What small faults I can find with the album are the result of the best of intentions. This is an album of chaotic creativity and unbridled talent, less about what punk rock is than what it could be at its best.

4.5/5



David McWane (Big D And The Kid’s Table) stars in short film “We Gotta Eat” (streaming for Halloween)

Big D vocalist David McWane has starred in a spooky short horror flick, titled “We Gotta Eat”. McWane stars alongside Brian Mcdonald and Ryan O’Connor in his latest  “happening” which has been directed by Craig Shannon.

If you’re not out trick or treating, pumpkin carving or eating candy apples tonight, why don’t you check it out below.