Following the success of their Punk Rock Christmas compilation, released in 2015, Cleopatra Records have announced a new version in time for the coming holiday season. The imaginatively-titled Punk Rock Christmas 2 will feature cover versions of festive tracks by a host of punk rock legends and rising stars.
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Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:14 PM (PST) by rick delaney
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:55 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Veteran Florida punks Slap of Reality are allowing fans to stream their latest single. The effort is titled “Gaslight” and is out now on A Jam Records. The single’s B-side is called “Never Far” and was actually the band’s first single on the label. DyingScene reported on the release earlier this year. You can listen to both tracks below.
The previous collection of tunes from Slap of Reality was the 1995 EP, Monkey Dust. Since their most recent reformation, the band have only released singles to date. However, they are reportedly working on a new EP at present.
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:35 AM (PST) by rick delaney
World/Inferno Friendship Society will release their long awaited new album on January 17, 2020. All Borders are Porous to Cats will be the group’s seventh full-length to date and will be released via Alternative Tentacles.
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:04 AM (PST) by rick delaney
The album, titled Passenger, is the result of a decade’s worth of songwriting and will feature eight rapid-yet-melodious tracks. To tease the new record, the band previously put out two singles from it. You can check out a video for their third, “The Serpent and the Gambler”, below.
Lockjaw is currently taking pre-orders for Passenger here.
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:58 PM (PST) by Will Malkus
Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb the Music Industry! fame and Laura Stevenson of Laura Stevenson and the Cans have released an EP called Still Young, which features four truly remarkable covers of Neil Young songs performed by the duo. Still Young is a fitting tribute to one of the most prominent folk rock artists by two of contemporary punk’s highest regarded musicians, finally paying due to the Godfather of Grunge as one of the primary inspiration of not just punk and grunge music, but underground counter-cultures across the world.
On the origin of the collaboration, Jeff says: “Much like our friendship, Neil Young’s songs have existed for a long time – some would argue, they’ve existed for even longer. For a while, I knew I was supposed to like Neil Young but a lot of the ‘standards’ admittedly are not for me. Eventually I asked Laura and her husband Mike to get me started somewhere, and months later, I would spend nights traveling alone on tour with After The Gold Rush on repeat in my headphones, simultaneously allowing me to feel grounded and as if I was floating away.”
From the interplay of Laura and Jeff’s voices on this record it’s clear how much these songs mean to them and their friendship, and Still Young also marks some of the softest and prettiest Jeff Rosenstock vocals you’ll ever hear. The album is streaming now on all platforms, or you can check it out below.
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Hey friends, Llama here. My band, The Dolly Llamas is now streaming the first two tracks off our upcoming Good Run EP, releasing on all major streaming services December 15. Get a sneak peak at A.P.R.A.P.I. and Tacos below.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM (PST) by Chris Ramone
In a recent interview with Canada’s Halifax Today, The Offspring guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman revealed that the band’s long-awaited new album has been completed and they are currently looking for a distribution deal in order to release it early next year. This is what he had to say:
“The artwork needs to be done and we have a rough track listing. We’ve even gone and done more music since. We just need a distribution deal, and we want that done by the end of the year. Then we can release early next year.”
The new Offspring record will be the band’s first since 2012’s Days Go By, and probably the first one without original bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel, who hasn’t performed live with the band since last year, and is one of the three members to appear on all of their records since their 1989 self-titled debut.
Greg K. recently sued Noodles and frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland, both of whom had prevented him from being involved in Offspring-related activities, including studio recordings and live performances; there’s currently no indication of who performs bass on the band’s new record. Filling in for Greg live over the past year has been H2O guitarist and Offspring touring member Todd Morse.
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:34 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Fans have been patiently awaiting a new record from The Offspring since they released their last full-length to date Days Go By back in 2012. Well, the band recently updated their Facebook page confirming that next year will see new music from the band. No further more details are available at this point, but what it is known is that the new album was produced by Bob Rock and will likely be their first one without their bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel.
Greg K., who hadn’t performed live with The Offspring since last year, recently filed a lawsuit against his two of his bandmates — vocalist/guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman — alleging trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the rights to the Offspring name. Stepping in for Greg live has been H2O guitarist and Offspring touring member Todd Morse.
Along with Dexter and Noodles, Greg is one of the three members to appear on all of The Offspring’s albums since their 1989 self-titled debut. It’s not clear if he did actually perform bass on the new record.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:06 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Did you ever wonder what a punk version of one of The Spice Girls’ songs would sound like? Me neither, but Toronto based hardcore-punk act The Bare Minimum have gone ahead and made the dreams you never knew you had come true. Check out their version of “Spice Up Your Life” below.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 8:41 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Mark Lind and the Unloved recently released their new album “The Last Bastion” via State Line Records and for those of you that like a little rock n roll swagger with their punk rock (or a strong punk edge in their rock n roll) this is a great listen. Check it out below.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:33 PM (PST) by J.S. Moses
While more often than not Los Angeles based indie rockers Historian come out with a deeper ethereal sound that can be more described as alt than punk, their new record Distractions really breaks that mold. The record, due out January 17 is much more raw and powerful than all of the group’s previous works and acts as somewhat of the blow-off for all the steam they have been building up while crafting 3 records in the year 2019.
“Witch Hazel” is the records lead single and its nasty, fuzz-laden, guitar-heavy tune that takes a sharp turn away from everything the band has done in the past. It should be fun to see what the group comes out with next in the months leading up to the record’s release.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:19 PM (PST) by Johnny X
This is the kind of covers album I can get behind. Some of my absolute favorite punk anthems (Rancid’s “Old Friend,”, Propagahndhi’s “Ska Sucks,” Operation Ivy’s “Freeze Up”) are given a unique twist by one of the ska scene’s most recognized bands – Big D And The Kids Table. Singer David McWane explains how it came about:
“This was a super fun album for us to do. Before writing a new Big D LP, we always like to write an EP first, so that we can get some ideas out, hang, chat and have fun. Instead of doing this cycles EP we did a full covers record. After showing Dickey Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones our cover of their tune Dr. D, he invited us to play the entire album at this years Throwdown. We recorded it in the center of Allston with Benny Grotto and had it mastered by Jeff Lipton in Watertown MA. J from The Suicide Machines joined us on an Op-Ivy cover, because we had so much fun playing it love in Chicago while playing w/ Goldfinger. There are two other amazing Boston artists on the LP – Morphine & Sam Black Church two of my personal all time favorite bands.”
Give the entire thing a listen below!
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:15 PM (PST) by Johnny X
If Against Me! had a second singer and written a different album instead of “As The Eternal Cowboy” it might have sounded a lot like The Damn Tracks‘ new release “Second City Is Burning.” The Chicago three piece has at least one singer that to me sounds a lot like early Laura Jane Grace (aka “Tom Gabel”) and the dynamic song writing of feels reminiscent of early Against Me as well. I’m only 4 tracks in but feel like I’ve stumbled onto a gem of an album. Join me in the discovery below!
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:12 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Texas pop-punk veterans Bowling for Soup are streaming their tribute to the late Eddie Money, a cover of his hit song “Two Tickets to Paradise”. Money recently succumbed to esophageal cancer on September 13th. “Two Tickets to Paradise” came out back in 1977 on Eddie Money’s début album. Bowling for Soup originally recorded this cover way back in 2006, it was originally meant to be a part of the film “Two Tickets to Paradise!”, but for whatever reason was never released.
Call it an ode to Eddie Money or a celebration of their 25th year as a band, Bowling for Soup kills this cover so check it out below.
Bowling for Soup is now out on the road celebrating their 25th anniversary, they recently announced some shows across the pond with “super special guests” Simple Plan for February, which you can also check out below. Bowling for Soup’s last release was a cover of the Suicide Machines classic “Sometimes I Don’t Mind” earlier this year.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:07 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Arizona folk-punks AJJ or the artist formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad are streaming the first track “A Poem” off their upcoming album Good Luck Everybody, which is due out in January of next year. Sean Bonnette former social worker and front-man for AJJ had this to say about the new album: “There’s something that comes along with scrolling through your phone on Twitter or Instagram and seeing a puppy, and then a joke from a comedian, and then a young black person being shot by police, and then another puppy, and then your friends announcing a tour, and then children in cages,” says Bonnette. “There’s something in that, that fucks your brain up. I don’t know if it’s made me more of a passionate arguer or just made me confused and numb.”
Check out the new song below.
AJJ last released Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016 earlier this year.