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If you dig the melancholy themes and emotionally charged vocals of bands like Run, Forever and Elway (but mostly Run, Forever) then you're going to love Los Angeles 4 piece Spanish Love Songs. The band just released their debut full-length "Giant Sings The Blues" and I recommend you stream it below (don't miss the song "Concrete"). ----------------------------------
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This Week's Releases: 04/21/2015
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“Heavy Hands” is the first track to be released from the band’s upcoming album, Edge Walker, which will come out this June. The album is a follow-up to 2012′s Damien.Add to My Radar
Brooklyn punks Outta Gas has announced that they will be releasing a self-titled 7″ in May. In the mean time, they are streaming their first single from the record titled “Every Minute”.
In addition, the band has announced a slew of tour dates in order to support their upcoming release.
You can check them out at stream “Every Minute” here.Add to My Radar
California punks United Defiance have announced plans to release a new EP titled Here’s to You. The EP will be dedicated to the memory of Emilio Nevarez of The Lucky Eejits, who was shot and killed in earlier this month, and Nicina Desoto of Falling to Pieces, who died in a hit and run in 2010.
Here’s to You is set to be released early this summer, serving as a follow-up to 2014′s Way It’s Gonna Be. We’ll keep you posted as more info on the EP becomes available.Add to My Radar
Los Angeles pop-punks Bad Cop / Bad Cop have revealed the cover art and tracklist for their debut album Not Sorry, which is set to be released on June 16th through Fat Wreck Chords. The cover can be seen above, and the tracklist can be found below.
Not Sorry was produced by Fat Wreck owner/NOFX frontman Fat Mike, and it will serve as a follow-up to band’s 2014 Boss Lady 7-inch. Those of you on the west coast can catch Bad Cop / Bad Cop on tour with Good Riddance right now.Add to My Radar
To hold you over til the 27th, the band has made a previously unreleased b-side from their 2012 full-length Chapters available for streaming. Give “Circling the Drain” a listen below.Add to My Radar
Cool news from SideOneDummy Records co-founder Joe Sib. As you may or may not be aware, Sib has also taken to the stand-up comedy circuit over the last handful of years. Today, he announced plans for a brand-new EP of spoken-word material. It’s called “Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro,” and you can see the Nicolas Guenzler-designed cover art up above.
“Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro” is a follow-up to 2012′s “True Stories and Bad Ideas.” Stay tuned for more release information, though we here it’s due out next month.
No Idea Records announce a bunch of new releases (Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike reissues, new Ship Thieves and more)
Var and the kind folks at No Idea Records spilled the beans on what can only be referred to as a crap ton of new releases for the ’15 today. While there are no firm release dates attached to any of these (stupid resurgence in vinyl popularity), the fact that these all may get released over the course of the next bunch of months is pretty awesome.
Perhaps most noteworthy are a couple of Hot Water Music reissues. The band are obviously celebrating their 20th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, Var reports that No Idea will be “cleaning up, re-mastering, and adding art to many of their records.” First out of the chute will be a remastered version “Finding the Rhythms” on CD and double LP, and featuring artwork that isn’t in the original vinyl packaging. Following that will be a re-mastered version of their 1999 release “Live at the Hardback,” a live recording of what was, at the time, supposed to be their final show. We all know how that turned out.
In related news, No Idea will also be releasing the third studio album from Ship Thieves, whom you probably remember as Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves. Chris Wollard is still in the band, just not in the name. Should be out late summer, which is rad (because I still listen to “Canyons” on a weekly basis at the very least).
Also coming from No Idea this year: a new album from Billy No Mates (featuring Joey Cape and Sergie Loobkoff!?!), reissues of Small Brown Bike‘s “The River Bed,” and Palatka’s “End Of The Irony,” an I Hate Myself discography triple-album, a new album from Germany’s No Weather Talks, Black Tower‘s “The Secret Fire,” and a couple of splits that include Radon (one with Shallow Cuts, one with Japan’s Worthwhile Way).
There may be some additional goodies along the way. You can read Var’s whole rundown here. Check in down in the comment section with some of your favorite No Idea releases.
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Seattle punks Success released their new album, Radio Recovery, a few weeks ago on Red Scare Industries and I have yet to see a review on any site (including our own) that didn’t praise it as one of the best releases this year.
Because everybody seems to love this album so much we thought it would be fun to get a little track by track commentary on the music and lyrics of each song from the band and publish it for your guys’ enjoyment. Check out singer Aaron Rev’s track by track break down below.Add to My Radar
UK pop-punk band Montrose have revealed some details regarding their upcoming EP Monster Under the Bed. Bassist Jason Bishop had the following to say about the release:
“We want to make sure we don’t get lost in the crowd,”
“Our sound on the new release has definitely evolved; we’ve beefed it up and made it a bit more gritty.”
“We started to build a fan base with our original pop-punk sound and we haven’t lost that completely, but we’ve just tried to and add an edge to our songs,” continues the frontman: “We don’t want to just be another pop punk band; as much as we all love the genre and it’s current resurgence, we wanted to make ourselves stand out.”
“This release feels like we’ve finally found ‘our’ sound,”
“On the last EP we played it safe and didn’t push it too far, but this time we tried pushing our own musical boundaries. It’s pretty important to us to be feeling like this is our true sound, and we’re already looking forward to pushing it even more in the future. I think the fact that we don’t stick to the constraints of one genre will set us apart”
You can check out the video for the first single off the EP, which is called “Underperformer” as well as the track listing for the EP below.
Monster Under the Bed will serve as a follow-up to the group’s debut EP If Only You Knew.Add to My Radar
San Fransisco songstress Karina Deniké, who is best known as being one of the vocalists of ska-punk legends Dance Hall Crashers, as well as one of the voices on Fat Mike’s Home Street Home musical, has released her debut solo album today. The album is a big departure of her ska/punk days, venturing into indie/jazz/pop noir to the point of being comparable to Eurythmics, Neko Case, and Tom Waits. The 12-track album, Under Glass, is currently streaming in its entirety on her Bandcamp page, but can also be streamed below.
Deniké will also be performing three record release shows this week – details are below as well.
Under Glass, which was successfully funded through Kickstarter, was self-released today, April 14, and can be purchased hereAdd to My Radar
The band will also embark on a U.K. beginning April 16th. Check out all the dates below.Add to My Radar
Indie singer-songwriter Koji has announced that he will release a new, four song EP titled Fury on June 16th through No Sleep Records. It will be his first release for the label. You can check out the tracklisting, as well as stream the title track (if you haven’t heard it yet) below.Add to My Radar
Today, Pacific Ridge Records released the latest tribute album in their series of tribute albums, this time being for Taking Back Sunday. It features artists such as Traditions, Knockout Kid, Everyone Dies In Utah, and Blue Of Colors performing their renditions of the popular New York band’s songs. The entire album is currently streaming online, and you can listen to all 15 tracks below.
A Tribute to Taking Back Sunday was released today, April 14th and can be purchased here. While you’re there, check out the amazing tribute albums for the Get Up Kids, the Movielife, Alkaline Trio, and Blink-182 as well.Add to My Radar