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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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Introducing New Pop-Punk Act: Teslas Revenge

Posted by All We Got! Records on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3:04 PM (PST)

Orange County, NY pop-punk band Teslas Revenge announced that they will release their debut EP, “Au Montreal” on December 20th.

You can stream “Scared to Death”, one of the release’s new tunes, below.

“Au Montreal” was recorded by John Naclerio at Nada Studios, and is available for pre-order at on bandcamp.

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If you like the emotionally driven punk/post-hardcore in the vein of Small Brown Bike, Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker you may want to check out Vancouver’s Things Change recently released their debut three song EP “The Power of the Ocean” and you can stream two of the tracks on the band’s bandcamp – the song “Modern Explorers” is a real gem!

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Strike Again is a new skate punk 4-piece based out of Tokyo, Japan. The band formed in 2013, and they have since released three EPs titled Blue, Red, and Green – look at the covers and you’ll understand why. While the music’s not breaking any new ground, the songs are melodic, fast paced, and energetic.

If you wanna check ‘em out, you can give all three EPs a listen and check out the new music video for their song “Shout To The World” below.

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Introducing Melodic Skate Punk Act: Omaha (fee EP download)

Posted by vdubowner on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 3:23 PM (PST)

Well here’s a great find if you’re into melodic/skate punk. Omaha is based in Toronto, Ontario and their brand of pop infused melodic skate punk is worth checking out in the form of their recent EP “Touch ‘Em All, Joe.” You can stream it below and download it for free on bandcamp.

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New Band Alert: Wolf Bites Boy (street punk) full EP stream – Recommended

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:14 PM (PST)

Remember this name: Wolf Bites Boy. It’s a name you’ll likely hear a lot more of in the future. The UK 3-piece punk band was formed earlier this year and has so far released an EP entitled “Say Something”, music videos for “Stevie Boy” and a new song “Fighting On” plus a stream of another new track entitled “Rise Again”. Let’s just say that they’re just not wasting any time. Think of an aggressive street punk/Oi!, blended with the vintage hardcore sound from the late 70′s early 80′s. Anyway I’ll stop there and let you guys judge it for yourself.

Stream their debut EP, the new track “Rise Again” and check out their latest music videos below.

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Introducing Philadelphia Ska-Punk act: Behind Deadlines (Free EP Download)

Posted by vdubowner on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:34 PM (PST)

The first time I heard the music of Philly ska-punks Behind Deadlines, I was unfortunately stuck in my car during a never ending trafic jam. Not the best place for skanking but their pop-infused ska-punk anthems definitely made the drive more enjoyable! If you like horns and sing-along choruses (or Less Than Jake) you’ll want to check out the band’s debut EP entitled “Good Bye Drake City”, which you can stream below. If you like it, snag a free download or consider throwing in a fews bucks in support!

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