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Introducing New Punk Act: Go Die (free EP download)

Posted by Johnny X on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM (PST)

Go Die is for punk fans looking for something a little different.  Consisting of only two members the band still manages to churn out pretty dynamic sounding tunes through insightful lyrics and electronic effects.  They sorta remind me of a slightly more lo-fi version of Intro5pect meets early era Dwarves.  Anyway, the duo released an album called “Nail House Rock” somewhat recently and you can stream and/or download it for free on their bandcamp.  Check ‘em out!

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Introducing Massachusetts pop punk act Avely

Posted by Lauren Mills on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM (PST)

Somehow this band missed our radar, but I thought it was good and worth sharing. Massachusetts pop punk act, Avely, are streaming their newest album “Shatter” in it entirety and I recommend you check it out if you like old Green Day, Alkaline Trio, Second to Last etc.

You can give it a listen below.

The album was released on May 27, 2014.

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Introducing UK Pop-Punk Act: Sunken Monkey

Posted by vdubowner on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM (PST)


First let’s start by saying that these guys from the UK aren’t new to the punk rock scene. In fact, Sunken Monkey last released their self titled debut album back in 2009, and the band’s actually gearing up to release a new record entitled “Party Scars” this October through Bumface Records. They take their influences from bands like NOFX, The Menzingers, Rise Against and Four Year Strong.

If this sounds good to you, stream the song entitled “This Town’s Too Big (For The Both Of Us)” off Sunken Monkey’s upcoming album and check out the official music video below.

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Introducing new skacore act: Wasted Daze (full album stream)

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM (PST)

According to their Facebook page, UK skacore/hardcore/punk act Wasted Daze have been around since 1998, and if that’s the case, I feel like we all have been missing out.  Listening to their newest album Morningcide, I immediately heard the skacore influences of Choking Victim and other related bands, but diving further into the album proved that the 2 piece incorporates many more influences into their approach to this high octane style of punk music.  Doses of 90′s skate punk as well as old school pop punk and hardcore also make it’s way into the albums 11 tracks, and they do it all very well.

Anyway, I’ll let you guys judge for yourself.  You can stream Morningcide in its entirety below.

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King Punch is an awesome 7-piece ska-punk powerhouse based out of London, England. They’ve been around almost 4 years and have already released 2 great EPs – both which are free to download – but I didn’t stumble upon them until a few minutes ago. If you like high-energy ska-punk with a full horn section, I highly recommend heading over to Bandcamp and checking out this band’s tunes!

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If I were to describe Future Primitive‘s sound in just two words, the words I’d use would probably be ‘fucking nuts’. This 4-piece from North Carolina has been around for no more than 4 months but they sound like they’ve been playing their unique brand of unrelentingly fast melodic hardcore together for years. Don’t believe me? Listen to the demo they just put up on their Bandcamp page – it’s free to stream and download, but I highly recommend throwing a few bucks their way to help ‘em put out a proper release!

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Introducing new folk punk act: The Old Ironsides

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM (PST)

Coming off the break up of  Those Hated Hearts, guitarist/vocalist Jarett Slionski has started a new folk punk project called The Old Ironsides.  To give you a taste of what to expect, you can download a copy of their first album Losers, Dreamers, and Saints for free.  Give it a listen below.

The album was recorded by Jarett acoustically, but he has found some additional members for the band and they will be playing these same songs as a full electric band going forward.

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Introducing: What’s Left Is Yours (Punk Rock)

Posted by vdubowner on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM (PST)

My latest discovery comes from the Land Down Under and goes by the name of What’s Left Is Yours. The 3-piece punk outfit is currently streaming their debut self-titled EP and offering it as a pay what you want download. They’re playing a catchy-sing-along-Hardcoreish Pop-Punk. Confused? Let me explain: Being the sucker that I am, I got hooked at the 0:25 mark of the highly addictive opening song “Punk Rock Party”. But when I started listening to “Insanity”, the song that followed, I was like “Fuck, am I listening to the same band?!” A completely different sound from the first tune, a much more heavy and less poppy approach that somehow reminded me of Only Crime, and it didn’t stop there…I’ve been brought back to Blink-182′s “Dude Ranch” era as soon as the 3rd song “Mexico” kicked in… Anyway, I’ll stop there and let you guys judge it for yourself. If you like diversity and you feel like being all mixed up in a good way, give a listen to the Aussies in What’s Left Is Yours here.

Favorite track: “Insanity”

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If you’re at all a fan of thrashy, technical, melodic punk rock in the vein of A Wilhelm Scream or Propagandhi I’ve got a band you need to add to your RadarClass of 86 hails from Minneapolis and the 5 piece will be releasing their debut full-length “Future On Fire” on August 1st.  I highly recommend you stream the 5 or so songs they have streaming from the album on their bandcamp.

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Introducing garage punk act: Dangerous Chickens (members of The Manges)

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM (PST)

Here’s a new (to us at least) garage punk band coming out of Italy.  Dangerous Chickens consists of Max and Manuel Manges from veteran pop-punk act The Manges.  The band has been going at it for 13 years as a Manges side project, releasing a 7″ here or a 10″ there.  Recently, the guys recorded some of their best songs for a 13 song album called Thirteen, released on Surfin’ Ki Records.

You can stream their new album in its entirety below below.

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Introducing melodic hardcore act: Proportions

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10:33 AM (PST)

Here’s a new band for you melodic hardcore fans to check out.  Hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam is Proportions.  They’re fairly new to the scene, having formed earlier this year, but they have already released an EP called “Shadows,” which came out on June 20th.

If you’re looking for some moody, screamo-esque melodic hardcore, give their EP a listen below.

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Introducing Ska-Punk Act: Three Cents Short

Posted by Johnny X on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM (PST)

Alright ska-punk fans, I’ve got a new band you need to add to your radar!  Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Three Cents Short just came to my attention with their 2 song teaser EP for what looks like an album called “The State Of Things” and I am sufficiently fired up to hear more from these dudes.  It looks like “The State Of Things” isn’t too far out from being released so I highly recommend you give these 2 tracks a listen to legitimately say you knew the band before they got big.

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Introducing Garage Punk Act: Old Man Coyote (free EP)

Posted by vdubowner on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM (PST)

Germany is fucking amazing. I mean, great cars, awesome beers and on top of that, rad punk rock bands. In my opinion, Old Man Coyote is one of those bands. They’re a 4-piece German outfit with a catchy addictive garage/punk’n roll sound. The band is currently streaming and offering as a free download their latest EP entitled “Atomic Tea Time”. As a comparison, I would say that they sound like a freshly blended mix of Gasoline Kills and Bet Your Life.  Give them a listen here (favorite song: “Nuclear Party”).

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Introducing New Punk Band: Ted Dibiase And The Million Dollar Punk Band

Posted by Johnny X on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:49 AM (PST)

Halfway into the very first song of Ted Dibiase And The Million Dollar Punk Band‘s debut full-length album I knew I was going to enjoy the entire release.  As the name suggests these guys are quite a bit tongue in cheek but their music is decidedly punk rock, washed down with all the piss and vinegar you can handle.  Think World’s Scariest Police Chases, but British.  If you’re not laughing out loud at the lyrics you’ll be slam dancing alone in your bedroom when you listen to the album.  Most likely you’ll be doing both at once.  Anyway, I highly recommend giving these cheeky bastards a listen right here.

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Introducing New Punk Rock Act: Union Stockyards (Free EP Download)

Posted by Lauren Mills on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM (PST)

Union Stockyards are a brand new punk rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They recently released their debut EP Tracks for free download. I highly recommend you give a listen here.

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