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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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Introducing Ska-Punk Act: Seven Thirty Seven (EP stream)

Posted by Johnny X on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM (PST)

Hey ska-punk fans, here’s a new band for you to check out.  Buffalo, New York’s Seven Thirty Seven formed in February 2014 over their mutual love for Mike Park and ska-punk music.  Less than a year later they put out their debut EP “A Little Bit Of Impatience”, a fantastic little gem of a release worth checking out for any fan of ska infused punk rock.  Give the EP a listen below and thank us later.

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Introducing Oi! / Street Punk Act: Out Of Order

Posted by vdubowner on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 12:48 PM (PST)

Montreal based street punk band, Out Of Order aren’t exactly new to the punk rock scene, but they’re new to DS coverage. These guys have been around since 2001 and have since released two full-length albums and a split 7″ with Gag Order. Their most recent LP, “Better Days” came out last year and will soon be available for the first time on CD through East Grand Records. If you haven’t heard them before, you can stream three tracks and buy the digital format of that album below.

What’s next for Out Of Order? The band will be entering studio in the upcoming months to record their third full-length album, and should be heading on the road this spring/summer to play some US and European tour dates. Stay tuned folks cause we’re not done hearing from these guys…

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Russian Girlfriends from Albuquerque, NM features ex-members of Koffin Kats, Forbidden, and Glitter Dick.  They will be releasing their debut album later this year but for now you can stream “Comanche Moon”, an un-mastered, un-released track off of it below.

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Music Video: Sabotage (Swedish streetpunk) – “Blå Linjen Blues”

Posted by milhouse on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM (PST)

Get to know Sabotage. The Sweden-based quartet has been hard at work over the past couple years, proliferating a beautiful sound of the streets. Members have played in other punk bands such as Antipati, Agent Bulldogs, Frontlash, Contemptuous and more.

As Sabotage, the band released an EP “Betraktelser från staketet” earlier this year through Sweden-based Oi! label Pretty Shitty Town Records. The group is gearing up to release a new 10″ that is set to be released early 2015, and has published a new track available to stream. It’s entitled “Blå Linjen Blues” (Blue Line Blues) and you can check it out below.

Stay tuned for more updates on Sabotage as they become available.

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Introducing Female Fronted Pop-Punk Act: The Lippies (Full EP Stream)

Posted by vdubowner on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:20 PM (PST)

The Lippies are a female fronted pop-punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’d love to give you a unique description of their sound but after 4 consecutive listens to their newly released self-titled EP all I can tell you is they’re catchy as hell and definitely worth checking out. “302″ might be my favorite pop-song discovery of the month. Stream the whole EP here.

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Itroducing Pop-Punk Act: Bad Words (free EP download)

Posted by badwords on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 5:49 PM (PST)

London Ontario pop-punk act Bad Words (including drummer from Bet Your Life as well as lead singer from Pits) recently recorded their 3 song debut EP at the sugar shack in London run by Simon Larochette. It’s titled “Eat Your Heart Out” and you can stream the entire thing below (recommended).  If you dig what you hear you can download all three tracks on bandcamp.

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