Here's a new punk act for you to add to your radar. Splitfist hails from Milton, Ontario and the fivesome play a an aggressive brand of punk rock that calls to mind the vocals of The Flatliners' Chris Cresswell against a slightly more pop-punky backdrop. The group's debut 2 song EP "Knuckle Dragger" is catchy as hell and if its any indication of what's to come from these guys in the future I think we're going to be hearing a lot more of these guys. But don't take my word for it, stream their new EP here where you can also download it for free.
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The band’s upcoming album LP3 is set to be released on October 28th through SideOne Dummy Records. It will serve as a follow-up to 2013′s LP2.Add to My Radar
SideOneDummy Records have launched a 24/7 radio channel on Dash Radio called The Basement. The station is “an around-the-clock station filled with punk classics, new favorites and a whole bunch of whatever the heck we want” according to the site.
Starting next week, the station will feature specialty programs hosted by the staff of SideOneDummy. Check out the announced shows below.
Chuck Ragan to score upcoming “The Flame In The Flood” video game (makers of Halo 2 + 3, Guitar Hero and more)
Another “it came from left field” story for your Hump Day late-afternoon: the one-and-only Chuck Ragan is getting into the video game score composing game!
Ragan was approached by video game collective The Molasses Flood (featuring members of the teams responsible for BioShock, Halo 2 and 3, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more) about coming up with a score for their upcoming game, “The Flame In The Flood.” The crowd-funded game “projects the gamer into a completely unique, procedurally-generated river, through environments inspired by the Everglades, The Mississippi Delta, Louisiana Bayou, and other quintessentially American places as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.” If ever there was a game that was right up Ragan’s alley, it seems “The Flame In The Flood” is it.
We’ll keep you posted on details as they become available. In the meantime, you can check out more information on the project here, and see where you can catch Ragan on tour in support of his stellar latest full length (and album-of-the-year candidate) Till Midnight (SideOneDummy Records) right here. He’s also got the twentieth anniversary Hot Water Music tour coming down the ‘pike too; here are details.Add to My Radar
LP3 is set to be released on October 28th through SideOneDummy Records. The record will serve as a follow-up to 2013′s LP2.Add to My Radar
Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb The Music Industry!) announces solo album, signs to Side One Dummy, releases new song
You can check out the song here.
In addition to releasing new music, Rosenstock also has some U.S. tour dates lined up.Add to My Radar
Do you remember your first car? Maybe you worked all summer to save up for it and man, was it worth it! The memories, the miles… sometimes a car can hold more meaning behind its tough, metal exterior than you’d expect. That’s the premise behind rising Toronto punks PUP ’s newest music video for their song “Mabu,” currently premiering right here.
When singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock realized his most prized possession, a beat up champagne-colored 96’ Toyota Camry named Mabu, was on its last leg, he knew he had to send her out in style. So naturally, he signed Mabu up for a real demolition derby and the rest is… well, just watch the video!
The song appears on PUP’s self-titled debut released back in April on SideOneDummy Records.Add to My Radar
“Misprint” will be appearing on the band’s upcoming album LP3, which is set to be released on October 28th through SideOneDummy Records. The record will serve as a follow-up to 2013′s LP2.Add to My Radar
The artwork for the new album is above. You can get a taste of the album by checking out the video for the new song “Separate Songs” here.
Restorations released their last album, LP2, back in April 2013 through SideOneDummy.Add to My Radar
Throw Me In The River is set to be released on October 28th through SideOneDummy (US), October 31st on Uncle M Music (Europe) and Poison City Records (Australia), and November 3rd via Banquet Records (UK).Add to My Radar
In a recent interview with Exclaim!, Steve Sladkowski of PUP revealed he and the rest of the band are currently working on a follow-up to their self-titled debut album. Here’s what he had to say about the record:
“We tried to take a little bit of a different approach in the way we write. We only went into that first record with 11 songs. It’s not like we had whittled down from 50 songs, but we were super meticulous. We’d work on a song for months on end. I think the self-inflicted wounds have finally healed.
We’re trying to be a little bit less precious. We have this little improvised recording [setup] in our jam space so, once we settle on a structure for a song, we track it, put it away, and go on to the next one. That allows everyone to get some distance from the song and reflect a bit easier because we generally play together four to five days a week.
We’ve tried different producers — some really great ones — and it never translated until Dave [Schiffman, producer of PUP] was like, ‘Okay, we’re just going to record live-off-the-floor.’ That model hit with us, so we try and do as much work to the songs as possible so that when we get into the studio, there’s minimal overdubbing. That’s how our band sounds most vital and energetic.”
We’ll keep you posted as more details on PUP’s sophomore album come to light. The band released their self-titled debut back in April on SideOneDummy Records. They’ll be touring the UK and North America in the coming months.Add to My Radar
Hot Water Music co-frontman Chuck Ragan has just announced some east coast dates he will be playing this December. Check out the dates and locations below, and find details on his previously announce west coast tour over here.
Ragan’s latest solo album Till Midnight was released back in March through SideOneDummy. In addition to touring on his own for the next few months, he and the rest of the guys in Hot Water Music will be embarking on a 20th anniversary tour in November.Add to My Radar