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DS Staff Picks: The Torchbearer’s Favorite Albums of 2018

I feel like I say this every year, but 2018 was a great year for music. I went to some great shows; everything from small intimate house shows to big spectacles and festivals. I personally played my first show in over a decade, so that was cool.  But you all don’t care about all that, you just want to see if any of your favorite albums of the year are also on my list. Let’s compare notes below!



Eternal Boy (pop punk) release new song ‘Promise’

Pennsylvania pop-punk trio Eternal Boy have released a new song called ‘Promise‘. The acoustic track was inspired by the horrific events that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in their home city of Pittsburgh last October.

The song is their first release since their full-length ‘Awkward Phase’ which was one of the better (and somewhat overlooked) pop punk releases of 2017. Check out the new song below.



Introducing New Funky Punk Act: Spirit of the Wildfire

Spirit of the Wildfire do not sound how you expect them to sound, I can guarantee you that much. I’m not sure exactly what I was thinking of when I heard their name, but it wasn’t a bluesy funk punk band from Nova Scotia, Canada.
If you secretly spin Artic Monkeys records in your alone time after you get home from a punk show, then buddy this is a record for you! Each song is as full of hooks as the industrial fishing stronghold that I can only assume their hometown of Halifax is.

You’ll still be able to blast some of their raucous punk inspired songs at house parties and retain your street cred, don’t worry. But you’ll be just as into their upbeat funky alt-rock little jams, won’t you? You saucy devil.

Listen to their latest release Bittersweet Nothings here.



The Overjoyed (Punk, Greece) Stream Video for “Defanged” From New Album “Aced Out”

Athens’s The Overjoyed are allowing fans to stream their latest visual offering, created for a track titled “Defanged”. The tune comes from the band’s new album Aced Out, which is also available to stream below.

To mark the release of Aced Out, The Overjoyed will perform this evening in their home town with The Burnt Tapes, Hoi Poi, and the absolute shred machine that is Qualia and the Five Ancestors of the Great Maryland Kingdom. The gig is happening at the An Club in Athens from 9 pm tonight.

The Overjoyed released their previous full-length record, Boomdoggle, in 2016.



Dead Words (Pop punk) stream new EP “The Geek Shall Inherit”

Dead Words (Fort Worth, Texas) is a well-toured pop-punk band that has been “hitting every pool party, basement venue, and house show since the summer of 2011.” They’ve just released a follow up to their The Last Christmas/Merry Xmas EP, titled The Geek Shall Inherit, which promises just what it brings… five-slices of cheesy pop punk pizza pie to be screamed at the top of their lungs by every nerd and nerdette in the neighborhood. Check Dead Words out on Spotify, or stream that EP below



Good Grief premiere ‘undressed’ version of “Blue Ink”

Good Grief, the pop-punks from the Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan, have premiered a music video for an ‘undressed’ version of their track “Blue Ink.” You can watch it below.

The stripped down track was produced by sae_pow, guitarist and vocalist for the band AOAZA. She also lends her vocals for some parts of the track. “Blue Ink” is taken from the band’s most recent EP Sweet, you can read our review of it here.



Something Holiday premiere music video for “2809 S Bentley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064”

Osaka based pop-punks Something Holiday have premiered a music video for their track “2809 S Bentley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064.” You can watch the video below.

The track is taken from the band’s latest EP, Four Reasons, which was released on November 3rd, 2018. Four Reasons marks the return of new music for the band after three years, you can find more information on the 5 track EP here.



Harker (punk rock) release lyric video for ‘Nancy Downs’ and announce Japanese tour dates

Harker, from Brighton UK, have had a big year. They released their debut full length ‘No Discordance’ February via Disconnect Disconnect Records and Wiretap Records. The album has seen some favourable reviews and they have played some festivals and toured with Astpai.

Now they have released a lyric video for ‘Nancy Downs’ and have announced some tour dates in Japan. The dates are as follows:

22/03 Yokohama Studio Olive
23/03 Shimokitazawa ERA
24/03 Uguisudani Whats Up
25/03 Nagoya Studio 246

The video can be seen below.



The Smoking Popes announce new West Coast tour dates with Direct Hit!

The Smoking Popes have announced a West Coast leg of their ‘Into The Agony Tour’. Direct Hit! will be the support, the dates are as follows:

2/20 SAN DIEGO @ SODA BAR
2/21 HOLLYWOOD @ THE ROXY
2/22 FULLERTON @ SLIDEBAR
2/23 SAN FRANCISCO @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL
2/24 SACRAMENTO @ HOLY DIVER
2/25 PORTLAND @ STAR THEATER
2/26 SEATTLE @ CORAZON

 

 



All Waffle Trick (pop punk) release new single ‘What a Way to Spend a Night’

Denver ska/pop-punk band All Waffle Trick have released new single, ‘What a Way to Spend a Night”. This is the band’s first release since 2015’s “Part of a Complete Breakfast” and will be followed by a full album release in 2019. 

Shades of Rancid’s ‘Time Bomb‘ can be heard in the single streaming below.


Allister (pop punk) to release new record ‘Twenty Years and Counting’

Chicago pop punk veterans Allister have announced that they will release a new record on January 30 via Universal Japan. ‘Twenty Years And Counting’ will feature songs from all of their albums along with four previously unreleased tracks. Given they do not own the rights to their first three records, they have re-recorded some of the old songs. It should be particularly interesting to hear the older tracks re imagined.

Allister’s last official full length was 2012’s ‘Life Behind Machines’. The band has not toured full-time for many years, but the members have remained fairly active in the music world, notably bassist Scott Murphy with his double act with Rivers Cuomo ‘Scott and Rivers‘.

Update: The band filmed two new videos for the release. You can see the video for the new version of ‘Somewhere On Fullerton’ below.



Bayside (pop-punk) release video for acoustic version of “Sick, Sick, Sick”

New York pop-punk veterans Bayside have released a video for their acoustic version of “Sick, Sick, Sick”. The acoustic version of “Sick, Sick, Sick” comes off of the band’s most recent release Acoustic Volume 2 which was released earlier this year. This is a spectacular song and in this writers opinion even better when performed acoustically.

You can check out the stirring rendition of “Sick, Sick, Sick” below.



Off The Avenue (pop-punk) streaming new song “Nothing To Say”

Buffalo natives Off The Avenue are streaming their new song “Nothing To Say”. There is no word on this is a part of a bigger project, but if so, count me in!

Check out the new song below.

This is the first new music from Off The Avenue since their single “On The Edge” last year. If you’re a fan of Punchline 13 or Duckfeet, these guys remind me of both. 



Bud Bronson And The Good Timers (Melodic Punk) release music video for “We Are The Champions (Of The Basement)”

Denver melodic punks Bud Bronson And The Good Timers have released a music video for their song, “We Are The Champions (Of The Basement).”

You can check it out below.

“We Are The Champions (Of The Basement)” comes from the bands’ latest album, Between the Outfield and Outer Space, which was released on October 12th via Snappy Little Numbers.



Have a listen to MxPx’s “Punk Rawk Christmas”

In case you missed it, MxPx released a festive, six song EP a few days back. If you’re bored of listening to Bad Religion’s Xmas album, now you have another band you love to feel festive with.

Have a listen to Punk Rock Christmas on Spotify now.