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New Video: Hot Water Music – “Bury Your Idols”

The often-imitated, never-duplicated Hot Water Music gang is back with another new music video. It’s for the track “Bury Your Idols,” and you can check it out here.

“Bury Your Idols,” as you should damn-well know by know, is from Hot Water’s latest album, Light It Up, which was released last year on Rise Records. The band have a handful of tour dates in such exotic locations as Australia, the UK, Germany, and Florida over the next couple months; check out the full rundown at the link above. To the best of our knowledge, they’ve still got Chris Cresswell from the mighty Flatliners pitching in to help fill Chris Wollard’s duties while he’s getting himself right, but we’ll let you know if that changes. (We love and miss Wollard, but catching them with Cresswell was pretty damn cool in its own right – here’s our review of the Boston gig from late last year.)



Better Days (hardcore punk) will release a 7″ in January

St. Louis hardcore punks Better Days have a new 7″ slated for release on January 13th, with a release show in St. Louis at the end of January.

Better Days most recently released the EP NOPE on  Encapsulated Records earlier this year.



Southern Darkness Festival 2014 announces lineup (Everything Went Black, All Pigs Must Die, Centuries)

Southern Darkness Fest has just announced its lineup for the 2014 festival, which will be held on Saturday, August 23 at The Orpheum in Tampa, FL.

The festival will feature a number of hardcore acts, including Everything Went Black, All Pigs Must Die, and Centuries. You can check out the full lineup here.



Better Days release cover of Dag Nasty’s “I’ve Heard”

St. Louis melodic hardcore act Better Days have released a studio recorded cover of “I’ve Heard”, originally written and performed by DC hardcore legends Dag Nasty.

You can check it out the cover below. If you like what you hear, it’s available for pay-what-you-can download on their Bandcamp page.

Better Days is planning on releasing a new EP next spring. It will be the follow up to their debut 7-inch, Good Luck Tonight, which was released in June 2013 via I Hate Punk Rock Records



Album Review: Better Days – ‘Good Luck Tonight’

Better Days are a 4 piece hardcore punk band from St Louis, MO. The band pride themselves on their DIY aesthetic, and list hardcore bands such as Kid Dynamite, Kill Your Idols and 7 Seconds as their influences. Starting out in 2010, the band released a 4 track demo (“Songs About Drinking”) in January 2011, and this “Good Luck Tonight” EP in November 2012.

Opening the EP, “X SKULL GOBLET X” is the shortest of the four tracks, at only 1:45. It’s a bass heavy, fast but melodic track with the instrumentals giving off a positive vibe. Chris’ vocals are shouty, but coherent – something some hardcore bands seem to look past when attempting the attitude filled genre.

The second track, “Bennett”, has a slight 90s pop punk feel to it, with its distorted guitar and clear and heavy bass. It’s the bawling, masculine vocals that remind the ears that this is a band heavily inspired by the likes of Good Riddance and Gorilla Biscuits. The drums go all out on “Cool Out, Man”, and the gang vocals give it that high spirited gang mentality.

“Something to Show” closes the EP with its 2 and a half minutes of feel good hardcore punk. The lyrics are positive, and the breakdown, led by Kevin’s deep bass, is another element of hardcore the band do right – anger and pretense free.

If this band does one thing, its putting the punk back into hardcore punk. While the majority of bands nowadays are more focussed on the metalcore ‘genre’, or the other mash-ups, its bands like Better Days that are truly momentous in keeping the hardcore punk scene alive and sounding how it’s meant to.

4.5/5 Stars



Bent Left release music video for “Transpecies Dysphoria Appreciation”

Missouri punks Bent Left have released a music video for their (folk punk) song “Transpecies Dysphoria Appreciation,” which appeared on their most recent album “Faberge.”

You can check it out here.

“Faberge” came out November 13th through Encapsulated Records (formerly I Hate Punk Rock Records).



Bent Left US tour dates

Bent Left are heading out for a dates this January. Check them out here.

The band’s latest release “Faberge” came out November 13th through Encapsulated (formerly I Hate Punk Rock Records).



Better Days stream new EP “Good Luck Tonight”

St. Louis melodic hardcore act Better Days have premiered a stream of their upcoming debut EP/7-inch, “Good Luck Tonight.”

You can check it out here.

“Good Luck Tonight” is being released this week via I Hate Punk Rock Records.  Pre-order it here.



Bent Left stream new album “Faberge”

Bent Left are officially streaming their new album, “Faberge”, right over here. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out the pre-order here.

“Faberge” is due out November 13th through Encapsulated (formerly I Hate Punk Rock Records).



Bent Left premiere “Creationism” from upcoming album “Faberge”

Kansas, MO punk rockers Bent Left have premiered a new song, called “Creationism.” The song is the first from the band’s upcoming record, “Faberge”, and you can listen to it right here.

No word yet on when “Faberge” is due, but keep checking back for updates if you like what you hear.



Better Days (melodic hardcore) premier music video for new song “Something To Show”

St. Louis melodic hardcore act Better Days have premiered the music video for their song, “Something To Show,” off their debut EP/7-inch, “Good Luck Tonight.”

You can check it out here.

“Good Luck Tonight” was released in August via I Hate Punk Rock Records.



Better Days (melodic hardcore) signs to I Hate Punk Rock Records for release of new “Good Luck Tonight” EP

St. Louis melodic hardcore act Better Days will be releasing their new EP/7-inch “Good Luck Tonight” in August through I Hate Punk Rock Records.  To give you a little taste of what’s to come, you can stream “Something To Show,” a new track from the pending release right here.



Contest: Win a Sink the Bismark LP and more from I Hate Punk Rock Records

I Hate Punk Rock Records is giving away a whole bunch of swag. One of you lucky readers will nab a pretty sweet package that includes Sink the Bismark‘s LP “Sine Metu,” the split LP from Direct Hit! / Hold Tight, the split 7-inch from Jetty Boys / Boys Club, a I Hate Punk Rock t-shirt and more.

See the prizing details and enter to win here.



Album Stream: Jetty Boys/Boys Club split “Jetty Boys Club”

Sheboygan pop-punkers Jetty Boys and Long Island’s Boys Club are streaming their new split “Jetty Boys Club” which you can check out here.

The split was released via I Hate Punk Rock Records.



Direct Hit! post live solo acoustic version of new song “What He Asked For”

Wisconsin pop-punk act Direct Hit! have just premiered a live solo acoustic version of a new song called “What He Asked For” and you can check it out here.

Recorded live in Brazil, the band said  that “This is an acoustic version of a tune we wrote for the next Direct Hit LP. I recorded it at Estudio Superfuzz when I was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My friend Angelica set the whole thing up for her blog, Tenho Mais Discos Que Amigos (I Have More Records Than Friends), and there’ll be some video up soon of me playing this one, plus another couple older tunes. I only fucked up twice. Go me“.  And if you’re curious, that funny looking animal on the potential cover art seen here is an okapi.

The most recent Direct Hit! release will be their split with Hold Tight, which is available as a preorder through I Hate Punk Rock Records.