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Drunken Sailor Records streams new self-titled record from Kuken (German garage-punk)

U.K. punk label Drunken Sailor Records is currently streaming German garage-punks Kuken’s brand new self-titled album. You can listen to it below.

“Kuken” is the follow up to the band’s previous self-titled release which you can find at their Bandcamp.

Pale Kids (pop punk) stream new song “Prayer List”

Durham pop punk act Pale Kids are streaming their new song “Prayer List.”

You can give it a listen below.

“Prayer List” comes from the bands’ upcoming EP, Holy Mess, which is set to be released on April 7th, 2017 via Drunken Sailor Records.

Drunken Sailor Records releases 2016 comp

U.K. punk label Drunken Sailor Records has released a 17-track compilation for 2016 called Drunken Sailor Sampler, and you can check it out below. The album is available here as a name-your-price download.

The comp includes one track from every album the label released this year, including “Candy” from Brit punks Wonk Unit‘s 2016 release, Feel the Wonkness.

Dark Thoughts (punk) release self titled LP

Philly natives Dark Thoughts have released a self-titled album and you can listen to it below.

The band has a very Ramones inspired sound, but they don’t seem to blend into that straight forward, small vocal hook, and repetitive sound that countless other bands have done. I can’t exactly say what it is about them that sets them apart, but listen for yourself and tell us what you think it is.

With 10 of 12 tracks coming in under two minutes and the band making minimal use of chords, you could easily be misled into thinking you’ve heard this album thousands of times before. But actually, you haven’t. Dark Thoughts, while wearing a Ramones influence like a badge of honor, find a way to put a great deal of themselves into the formula.

This is the band’s debut album, but we are sure there will be more to come so keep these guys on your radar. 

Wonk Unit & Raging Nathans stream split 7″

UK punks Wonk Unit and Ohio’s Raging Nathans have made their new split 7″ available to stream, and you can give it a listen below.

The 7″ is being released on Rad Girlfriend Records (US) and Drunken Sailor Records (UK). Pre-orders are available here and here, respectively.

Music Video: The Fur Coats – “Short-Brain”

Chicago pop-punk trio The Fur Coats has just released a new music video for their song “Short-Brain”, which is the title track from the band’s latest EP.

Have a look below.

The Fur Coats feature members of Direct Hit!, Das Kapital, and Devon Kay & The Solution. The band’s “Short Brain” EP came out June 12th via Drunken Sailor Records.

Wonk Unit releases new best-of album on Drunken Sailor Records

UK punk act Wonk Unit has just released a new greatest hits album called Feel the Wonkness, and you can listen to all 13 glorious tracks below.  The album was released today via Drunken Sailor Records.  Although the band started out as a side project that was more performance-art than punk band, Wonk Unit has an energetic sound fused with some fuzzy guitars and pop-punk riffs.

The band also has their own festival.  This year’s Wonk Fest will take place next Saturday, July 25th, in London.

Wonk Unit most recently released Nervous Racehorse released in early 2014.

Martha (pop punk) release split EP with Benny The Jet Rodriguez

UK very-poppy-punk band, Martha, just released a split 7″ with California beachy pop punks Benny The Jet Rodriguez, via Drunken Sailor Records.

Give it a listen below.

Martha last released Courting Strong in 2014, while Benny The Jet Rodriguez last released Home. Run in 2013.

Album Review: Stay Clean Jolene – “Stay Clean Jolene”

Inevitably, there comes a time of the year where all I want ringing in my ears are hoarse voices singing from the bleeding edge of experience. It happens when the days are cold and the nights are long and I have more than enough time to craft faux-poetic openings for reviews I’d rather put off for another night.

Yeah, I’m one of those guys who has a beard and loves Fuel for the Hate Game. I recently got into Leatherface and its all I can really talk about it. I’m a lame, predictable punk cliche, I know. I recently found a band of that ilk called Stay Clean Jolene. They have the melodic songwriting chops to be compared to Red City Radio plus the noodly musicianship requisite for me to namedrop Hot Water Music. Coming out at the tail end of 2014, it probably narrowly escaped a lot of best of lists, but its good enough that listeners might consider writing the date wrong just a little longer.

The album is self-titled, suggesting the band is minting the mold of what Stay Clean Jolene is, defining what is and is not a deviation from the core sound on future records. “Concrete Block” is an urgent opener with a big chorus and twirling guitar melodies that bring the verse out of the chugging power chord ghetto. Its fast paced yet downbeat, residing in that odd place between high energy and lethargia. I think it shows its emocore roots with songs like that, where you can hear the melodies spring naturally from speech cadences. They’re nostalgia tinged and not showy in the least, but they retain an earthiness that makes the big chorus melodies all the more dynamic and shoutable. “Heads and Breakables” exemplifies this trait, while at the same time taking on the breakneck speed of Fat Wreck skate punk. In a lot of ways, Stay Clean Jolene strive towards a middle-ground between a lot of latter day melodic punk, smoothing out their edges and creating a mosaic.

And for me, that’s where Stay Clean Jolene falters. It lacks the identity of the bands that inspired it. Even when combining identities, it comes off as one of those odd face melts you hear about on the news– the perfect James Bond. It melts the faces of Connery, Moore, Lazenby, Brosnan, Craig, and Dalton into something that lacks the individual charms of each. Its just a mechanical representation of superficial traits.

That’s not to say that Stay Clean Jolene isn’t earnest in their punk rock, and I definitely can’t say they aren’t competent. The songs, despite their mosaic feel are well written and competently performed. The songwriting is strong throughout the album, showing a knack for arrangement and melody. The lyricism is mostly personal, slice-of-life stuff, complete with anthemic calls for perseverance (“Green”). The album flashes by in twenty-six minutes with ten songs, which in my book is about perfect. As far as albums go, there’s a lot to be said for knowing when to have the needle lift.

Gruff, melodic post-hardcore influenced punk rock has sprung into its very own subgenre. Its weird to think about, because a lot of us can remember when the idea was new and still developing. Its been codified since then and had its own stereotypes attached to it, so I guess it may be dead in the water now. While Stay Clean Jolene haven’t killed it, they’re not giving it CPR either. Good songwriting isn’t enough. Competent musicianship isn’t enough. It needs fresh perspective and individual subversion to start breathing again. Its the difference between between being inspired by and inspiring others– a difference punks know all too well.


No Sir I Won’t (Boston anarcho-punk) release new 12″

Boston’s No Sir I Won’t has released their 4th record, called Shit (pardon our French) on Drunken Sailor Records.  Shit packs a big punch with just 8 tracks, and you can stream it below.

No Sir I Won’t stream new EP “The Whole Fucking World Is Shit”

Boston anarcho-punk band No Sir I Won’t (members of Brain Killer and Libyans) are streaming their brand new EP called The Whole Fucking World Is Shit. You can stream the whole thing below.

The EP is set to release on October 24th via Drunken Sailor Records. It follows up their last split EP with Autonomy.

The Young Leaves announce tour dates

Massachusetts punks The Young Leaves are currently on the road for the month of June. Check out the list of tour dates and locations below.

The band recently signed to Jump Start Records with plans to release a new 7-inch and then a full-length album (entitled Burial Dreams) later this year.

The Fur Coats (members of Direct Hit! and more) stream new album “The League Of Extraordinary Octopuses”

Chicago pop-punk act The Fur Coats (featuring members of Direct Hit!Das Kapital, and Devon Kay & The Solutions) are streaming their new album The League Of Extraordinary Octopuses in its entirety!

Head over here if you’d like to give the record a listen.

The League Of Extraordinary Octopuses is set to be released on June 6 through Drunken Sailor Records, Dirt Cult Records, and Artistic Integrity Records. It will serve as a follow-up to their 2013 7-inch entitled Goddamn, I’m a Handsome Man!.

Free Comp Download: Drunken Sailor Records 2013 Sampler (Iron Chic, Tight Bros, Rad Company…)

UK punk label Drunken Sailor Records has released a 2013 sampler available for free download and streaming. The compilation features tracks from Iron Chic, Tight Bros, Unfun, and Rad Company, among others.

Check it out below and head over to Bandcamp if you wanna download it for free!

Drunken Sailor Records / Dead Broke Rekerds to release Hüsker Dü tribute 7-inch

Drunken Sailor Records have teamed up with Dead Broke Rekerds to co-release a Husker Du tribute 7-inch in late September. The 7-inch will feature covers by Crow Bait, Tenement, Unfun, Bent Outta Shape, The Dauntless Elite and Your Pest Band. It’ll be limited to a one-time pressing of 800 copies on green vinyl and red vinyl from Drunken Sailor and blue and orange from Dead Broke. There will also be four alternate pieces of tribute-driven cover art by Richard Heaven.

Pre-orders are available here from Drunken Sailor and here from Dead Broke.