The track comes from the band’s latest album, titled “Comfortable Scars,” which dropped on April 22, 2016.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:20 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:28 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Boston punks The Digs have a new 4-track EP coming out on March 17th via Ocelot Records, but you can check it below before you hear it anywhere else. Kinetic packs a big punch in 4 distortion-heavy songs, from the anthemic “Continuum” to the swanky “San Dimas.”
Kinetic will be available everywhere on March 17th, and you can pick it up here. The Digs’ last release was their debut full-length, Manic, which came out in November 2015.
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 1:35 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
The song is track three off the upcoming EP, Kinetic, which is due out March 17th.
Kinetic serves as a follow up to the band’s debut full-length, Manic, which they released in November 2015.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:51 PM (PST) by rick delaney
Massachusetts pop punkers The Hideout have released a new video from their latest release There’s Nothing. I’m Closing My Eyes. The track they’ve chosen is called “Everyone Sucks” and you can have a listen and a watch below.
There’s Nothing. I’m Closing My Eyes is currently available through Ocelot Records.
Friday, November 25, 2016 at 2:06 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:07 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Boston punk rockers The Digs have released a new music video for their track “Gunslinger”. The song is one of the first they wrote as a band and features on their 2015 album “Manic”, released with Ocelot Records.
You can watch “Gunslinger” below.
DCDR, the Boston-based punk rockers otherwise known as “Dead Cats Dead Rats” are set to release their latest single, “Radio Face” with Ocelot Records. The track was recorded with Converse Rubber Tracks in Boston this past summer. This will be the 55th track released by the band since pushing out their first album back in 2008.
The track will be released digitally on Ocelot Records on November 7th with the band supporting the release at Opus in Salem, MA with support from California punks, Some Kind of Nightmare and fellow Boston natives, Oh The Humanity and Mercury On Mars. You can stream/download “Radio Face” below.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Boston punk act Psychic Dog recently released a two song EP featuring the songs “Body” and “Rev. Mike.”
Give it a listen below.
“Body / Rev. Mike” was released on September 30th, 2016 via Ocelot Records.
Apparently, you should never judge a book by it’s cover. Really? As soon as I saw the artwork for this spiky slice of folk punk from Montreal’s Bucky Harris, I knew I’d like it. What I wasn’t expecting was to love it.
The first 3 songs zip past with total blood and thunder glory. The opening riff to “Disremember Me” gives way to a battery of frenetic drumming and distorted chords. Chest beating anthem, “The Vanishing Point” demonstrates the sheer power of Michael Wynands’ voice before “Like Scarecrows in a Storm” hits you with another emotional uppercut. With barely time to take a breath you are struck by how tight and impassioned the band is. Heart pounding drinking song “Ruckus” begs to be heard in a huddle of your best friends with beer spilling on your shoes.
“These Walls” is the first single and the album’s stand out song. It has a insistent chorus that’ll lodge in your brain like a tic in a dog’s back. If ever a song had the potential to push a band to the overground, then this is it. You’ll find yourself screaming the chorus whilst blinking back tears. There is a coarse street edge to the straight ahead punk songs that open up the album that mix the fury of The Sainte Catherine’s and the melody of The Lawrence Arms.The songs sound lived in and well hewn. They sound like they have already soundtracked many a drunken night and are hell bent on accompanying a few more. Then, suddenly, the album is given room to breath and it becomes evident just how special the band is.
Skeletal song “Sleep” sees frontman Wynand accompanied by a fragile, gently strummed electric guitar until the band add some country flourishes that turn it into something quite beautiful. The slower pace continues into “Break Us Apart” before a furious drum assault propels the song into another wild anthem. The riff on “Decanter” struts to the front adding some hard rock menace before giving way to a magnificently emotive chorus. “Catacombs” adds a rootsy, Johnny Cash feel and adds further depth to the album. Shout along anthem “Wake up” closes the album with the sound of the whole band bellowing out a life-affirming chorus. You’ll find yourself bawling along long after the music stops.
Wynand’s voice is some weapon to have at your disposal. It has a powerful clarity to it that can both raise your fist in the air and bring a tear to your eye. In that way it recalls Laura Jane Grace’s most powerful performances. The wrought, heart on their sleeve lyrics are reminiscent of bands like the Gaslight Anthem but they are no less powerful because of it. He manages to voice the struggles and joys of life while still sounding fresh.
This is a roughly hewn diamond of an album. The band bring to mind Against Me! with the street smarts of Dead to Me with a touch of Gaslight Anthem’s freewheeling Americana. However, rather than ape them, they weave the punk, folk and country stylings to create something genuinely thrilling. This is an album that begs to soundtrack good times and heartbreak.
And I was also right about the cover.
I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for gritty punk rock sprinkled with small doses of folk rock. Think early Against Me! and very early Gaslight Anthem and I bet most of you are in the same boat. If you’re nodding your head in agreement then I’ve got a band for you to check out. Montreal’s Bucky Harris recently signed to Ocelot Records for the release of their upcoming full-length “Three Wolves” and if the entire album is as good as its first single “These Walls” then we’re all in for something special come July 15th when its released to the masses. Check out a music video for the tune and join the bandwagon below.
Montreal punks Lost Love have announced a big ol’ US tour that will take them all across the country over the next two months.
Check out all the dates and locations below.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:36 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Lost Love released the album Comfortable Scars back in April as a joint venture with legendary ska label Stomp Records and Boston punk label Ocelot Records. The band released this video today to celebrate the success of their recent 4-week Canadian tour, and to see them off to 3 weeks in Europe with Montpellier punks Water Mane. Lost Love will also be heading to the U.S. in late June.
Comfortable Scars was released on April 22nd, and serves as a follow-up to their 2014 album Sparkles.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:32 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Boston punks The Drunk Nuns have released their new album …And Friends for ‘name your price’ download and you can check it out below. The album is due to drop on May 27th via Boston punk label Ocelot Records.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM (PST) by villagebrown
The final instalment of the EXPOSÉ: Road to Pouzza Fest VI series features Montreal punk rockers Lost Love. These guys are the embodiment of the modern punk sound and the direction it is headed in. For fans of Iron Chic and Latterman, this band has the chords, the gang vocals, and the riffs to make you feel good and happy. Watch them as they play “Just Because I Rock Doesn’t Mean I’m Made of Stone”, a song from their latest album Comfortable Scars.
You can watch the whole thing below.
A big thank you to Minus2 Digital Media and Raw Cut Media for working with us on this fantastic web series. Hope to see some of you out to this year’s Pouzza Fest, which takes place all over Montreal from May 20th-22nd.
Comfortable Scars was released on April 22nd, 2016 through Stomp Records and serves as a follow-up to their 2014 album Sparkles.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
To give you an idea of what to expect, the band is streaming their first song from the album, “Questionable Status.” Check it out below, along with the bands’ upcoming tour dates.
Idle Pilot last released Mondegreen in October 2015 on Ocelot Records.