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Introducing New Punk Act: Knockin Bones (free EP download)

Posted by Johnny X on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 10:26 AM (PST)

If you’re a fan of that “…And Out Come The Wolves” punk meets rock ‘n roll sound, and dig the vocal stylings of Lars Frederiksen you’re going to want to check out Knockin Bones.  The three piece is a new band out of Austin, Texas formed by Bass Line Bums’ Marc Alan and they’ve just released their debut EP “Saved My Soul” as a free download.  Give it a listen and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Introducing New Punk Act: Youngest and Only (free song download)

Posted by Youngest_and_Only on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:01 PM (PST)

London, Ontario’s Youngest And Only remind me of the type of punk act you’d find on one of those fantastic punk comps from the mid 90′s.  Think “Punk Sucks” or “Punk Bites”.  It’s fast, its snotty, its catchy, and the recording quality is just DIY enough to keep it feeling raw, while still sounding awesome at full blast in your car stereo.  The band will be releasing their debut EP “Baboons” on March 18th through Implicit Records and you can stream “Deighton”, one of the tracks below.  Very much looking forward to hearing more from these guys.

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I’d like to introduce a new band by the name of Bill Mountain. The band formed in the summer of 2013 in Houma, Louisiana and plays a self-described ‘jungle punk’, characterized by distorted guitar riffs, psycho saxophone, cowbell, and an overall dizziness.

Members of the band were previously playing in a band called Secret Society in Smaller Lies before the formation of Bill Mountain. Following the sudden departure of their singer, the remaining members quickly formed a new band with one of their guitarists taking over lead vocals. The new band began writing new songs and embarked on a West Coast tour followed shortly by the addition of a saxophonist/percussionist to the line up. Bill Mountain is putting the final touches on their debut release, and you can check out one song from the album.

It’s entitled “Let’s Get It Started” and you can have a listen below.

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Introducing New Hardcore Act: One Last Round (full EP stream)

Posted by Johnny X on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:10 AM (PST)

If you’re on the prowel for a new hardcore band to check out we’ve got a tasty nugget for you.  One Last Round hail from Greece and on April 9th they’ll release their debut, self-titled EP on Czech label Lonewolf Productions.  But you don’t have to wait until then to hear it.  Stream the entire thing below.

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Introducing New Wave Punk Act: Creepozoid (free EP download)

Posted by Johnny X on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 9:17 AM (PST)

If you dig new wave punk rock in the vein of The Epoxies or Phenomenauts then we have a treat for you!  Buffalo’s Creepozoid is a new band formed by the singer and drummer of Seven Thirty Seven (another band we did a band spotlight on) and a couple other dudes from other bands.  In their own words, “all members wanted to record, experiment and try something new, this is the result.”  “This” being their debut 3 song EP “Invasion Of The Brains” which you can stream in full and download for free on their bandcamp.

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Introducing New Pop-Punk Act: State Line Syndicate

Posted by Johnny X on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:36 PM (PST)

Here’s a new band for you to check out if you dig pop-punk and the pop-rock of the 90′s.  State Line Syndicate come to us from Los Angeles and the title of their upcoming debut is a very good indication of what you can expect from their sound.  “Go Back To The 90′s” will be released on April 1st and you can stream 2 tracks from it (“The Temptress” and “Loves Me So”) below.

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Introducing New Skate Punk Act: Fold The Nuts (full EP stream)

Posted by Johnny X on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:45 AM (PST)

Normally when a band emails DS asking us to check out their debut album recorded at their friend’s “home studio” I prepare myself for an obligatory 30 second listen of a horribly produced screech fest before I move on to the next email.  Let me tell you, in the case of Athens’ Fold The Nuts I’m extremely glad I make a point of listening to every single band that emails us, even those with names as bad as “Fold The Nuts”.  What I discovered was a 6 song gem of a skate punk release.  Fantastic guitar solos, great speed, melodic vocals with just enough angst and clearly this friend with a home studio knows what he’s doing behind the knobs.  Do yourself a favor and check out the band’s self-titled debut below. You can thank me later.

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Fairvale is a new punk super-group of sorts from Los Angeles, California, featuring Paul Lapinsky of Static Fiction, as well as DC Fallout‘s Scott Hallquist (who is also a touring guitarist for Ten Foot Pole), Chris Del Rio of Ten Foot Pole (formerly of Implants), and A.J. Condosta, who has played drums for Voodoo Glow Skulls and Jughead’s Revenge.

The band hasn’t put out any tunes yet, but they’re planning on doing so sometime soon. Be sure to follow them on their Facebook and/or Twitter pages, and stay tuned for updates on what they have in store.

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Introducing New Hardcore Punk Act: Mid Rats (full EP stream)

Posted by Johnny X on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:44 AM (PST)

If you’re growing a little weary of the watered down, over produced punk rock coming at you from all angles lately, we’ve got a band that may put the angst back into your circle pit stomp.  Lancaster, PA’s Mid Rats (who pull their influences from Black Flag, FEAR, Dead Kennedys, NOFX, Germs and OFF!) have just released their debut EP “Vandalize You” through Tiger Hawk Records and you can stream the release below.

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Introducing pop-punks Take Care; video “1/2/09″

Posted by kimofhearts on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM (PST)

New to Dying Scene, Maryland pop-punks Take Care have released a video for their song “1/2/09” below.

The band independently released it’s first full-length album, All This Time I’ve Felt Like Nothing, in October 2014. Check back for more from these guys soon!

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Introducing new hardcore punk act NEEDS

Posted by The Torchbearer on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM (PST)

Vancouver’s hardcore punks NEEDS are in their mid-30′s and still playing in hardcore bands, which is something they question of themselves in their new song “We Forgot The Records To Our Record Release Show.”  But this doesn’t mean they’re not giving it their all when writing and playing these songs.  If you don’t believe me, give a listen below. If you like your hardcore with a good dose of self-aware humor and a little melody, you’ll be glad you did.

NEEDS will be releasing their debut self-titled full length via File Under: Music on May 12th.  You can see the album art and track listing below.

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Introducing Melodic Punk Act: Crime City (Full EP Stream)

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:35 AM (PST)

Canadian punk rock act, Crime City has released their debut self-titled EP and I gotta say, when heard that the band features Pat O’Leary and Richard Lowe of The Greatest Sons, I knew it would be good…but maybe not THIS good! The band has a heavy-riffing-technical-melodic sound that totally blew me away on the first listen. But hey, let’s here what you guys have to say about them, stop whatever you’re doing right now and stream the whole EP below.

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Introducing New Gruff Pop-Punk Act: Bong Mountain (free EP download)

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM (PST)

For fans of the grittier, gruffer side of pop-punk (somewhere between The Riot Before and Iron Chic) I’ve got a new band for you to check out.  Grand Rapids based Bong Mountain may be a new band but their members are seasoned veterans and it shows on their debut EP “You’re Doin’ Great!”.  Despite having a band name that is hard to take seriously (or maybe because of it) this EP is definitely worth a click and a cranking of the volume knob.  Give “You’re Doin’ Great!” a listen here (it’s also available for free download).

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Introducing “Skate Folk Punk” Act: Foley

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:26 PM (PST)

If you like your pop-punk with a healthy dash of chilled out folky vibes you’ll want to check out Melbourne’s Foley, who on January 22nd will be releasing their debut album “Ascot Vale.”  The band describes themselves as “skate folk punk” and if that sounds interesting I encourage you to stream “Friends Who Are Lesbians” and “Partners In Crime”, two tracks from the forthcoming release, below.

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Looking for a new hardcore band to check out?  If you dig the sound of Everytime I Die, Stray From The Path, and Pantera you might want to give Reps a listen.  The newly formed foursome hails from Rochester, New York and features current and past members of Storm The Bay and Ice Nine Kills.  They just released a self-titled EP today and you can stream it below.  If you like what you hear the release is also available for free download.

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