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Much The Same working on third album

Much The Same have confirmed that they are working on their third album at the moment. The band posted on Facebook to say the following: “If you haven’t put together what Dan and Jevin are doing in LA, I guess we’d like to announce that Much the Same has finally begun recording our third record! Ironically, today is 4 years since the day we first announced we were reuniting to record new material. We’ve had quite the ride since then, but it’s all starting to come together. We’ll do our best to keep everyone updated as the recording process moves along. We are all extremely excited for everyone to hear our new songs so stay tuned for more info about an upcoming release!

Dying Scene will keep you posted on events…



Craig’s Brother stream new song “Lifetime Of Regret”

California melodic punk veterans Craig’s Brother are streaming a new song, “Lifetime Of Regret“, from their fothcoming EP “Devils In The Details” that will be out on May 3rd.

Have a listen below.



Vicious Mistress release “Psycho In The Street Vol. 3” compilation

Vicious Mistress Records just released “Psycho In The Street Vol. 3”, another instalment of psychobilly goodness. 

You can check out the 16 song compilation below.



Watch Bad Religion perform at The Roxy, including the “No Control” album in full

California punk legends Bad Religion performed what appeared to be a special show at The Roxy theater in West Hollywood last Friday, April 5th.

There, the band showcased not only some of their well-known material, as well as stuff from their long-awaited upcoming album Age of Reason, but celebrated the 30th anniversary of their iconic album No Control by playing the album in its entirety.

In case you didn’t go, you can now watch some fan-filmed footage of this special show below.

Age of Unreason will not only be Bad Religion’s first full-length studio album since 2013’s True North, but their first release with Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums.



The Offspring members look back on 25th anniversary of “Smash”

The Offspring members Dexter Holland and Noodles recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough record Smash.

Noodles recalls, “Prior to Smash, we were pretty much a part-time band. Even when we blew up, I didn’t even quit my job [as a janitor at the Earl Warren School in Anaheim] outright – I took a three-year leave of absence. I was still working there when we were blowing up ’cause I’d promised my boss I wouldn’t quit until the end of the school year. There was this one high school girl that I knew [there] and she used to see me in the morning and say to me, ‘Man, what are you doing? I just saw you on MTV!’

There were a lot of things at that time that we didn’t do. We didn’t do any late-night TV shows until Days Go By [in 2012]! On Smash, we turned down Saturday Night Live, simply because we didn’t think we were good enough. Again, I think that has something to do with the fact that we were a part-time band.

We did do the Billboard Awards, which was on TV, but it wasn’t widely viewed. The organisers were pissed off that we played Bad Habit rather than one of the hits, but we thought, ‘We’re punks. We’re not a pop band. Let’s go out and fuck things up a little bit.'”

Dexter added, “We actually considered playing Too Drunk To Fuck [by Dead Kennedys] at the Billboard show. In the end we played Bad Habit. But we played raw, and at the end I dived into the crowd. I remember the looks on the faces of the people at the front as I did this, and thinking, ‘Wow, these aren’t the same people that come to see us when we play [punk venue] Gilman Street!'”

Smash was originally released on April 8th, 1994 via Epitaph, and was the first album released on that label to receive gold and platinum certification thanks to the hits “Come Out and Play”, “Self Esteem”, and “Gotta Get Away”. Along with Green Day‘s Dookie, Smash was responsible for helping bring punk rock into the mainstream, as well as paving the way for the emerging pop punk scene of the 90’s.



Nerdlinger (Australia), Bare Teeth (France), Down Memory Lane (Canada) and SHAMES (Japan) detail split release

Nerdlinger (Australia), Bare Teeth (France), Down Memory Lane (Canada) and SHAMES (Japan) are set to release a split named “Bridging Oceans” later this month, with three tracks from each band making the cut of this globe-spanning release.

If you fancy checking out a track from each band now, there’s a handy player below to get stuck in with – you can preorder from Pee Records here too!



Daggerplay (Punk Rock’n’Roll, Finland) Release Music Video For “Don’t Give Up”

Helsinki’s Daggerplay have released a video for “Don’t Give Up”, the fifth single taken from their October 2018 album “Subterranean Reality”.
Pekko Mantzin (Vocals/Guitar)  says that the song “is dedicated to friendship” and add that “In this world everybody needs positive energy because that’s the way to get by and survive through all the crap what’s happening.”
Check out the video now using the player below.


Ten Foot Pole sign to Thousand Islands Records

Ten Foot Pole have announced that they have signed to Thousand Islands Records and will be releasing new material. This will be the first time the veteran punks have put out new music since ‘Setlist’ in 2017, which was released via Cyber Tracks and featured two new songs. The last full studio album was ‘Subliminable Messages’ back in 2004.

For the new album, singer Dennis Jagard has been working with producer Ryan Greene (NOFX/Lagwagon). Dan Palmer of Zebrahead and Death By Stereo and Dan Jacobs of Atreyu have been listed as guest performers on the album. The name of the record and release date are yet to be announced.



Album Review: Burn Burn Burn – “Chosen Family”

Seattle’s Burn Burn Burn has always stayed firmly on my radar. As a young Against Me! fan, specifically the type to pride himself on liking Crime! more than White Crosses, I couldn’t help but take note of a band named after a sloppy, intense anarcho-anthem. Which, in retrospect, is funny—as Burn Burn Burn has nothing to connect themselves to that folky vein of anarcho-punk outside of their namesake. Still—they pull from melodic punk as much as skate punk and the result is fast, catchy, and unafraid of treading into vulnerable territory. With vocalist/lyricist Drew Smith at the helm, Burn Burn Burn feels as much like a diary as it does a party. Chosen Family is another night of headbanging and honest talk, and it comes with the band’s best songwriting to date.

The album opens with “Top Shelf,” a fast-paced rager with the emotional and melodic hook inhabiting the refrain, “I wish you had believed in me!” It’s a simple, direct song that sets the stage for the rest of the album, as well as a solid one-two (then: three-four) punch of some of Burn Burn Burn’s highlights. The next in this sequence is “Catharsis Now,” a catchy banger that features infectious backing vocals and some heart-wrenching lyrics. More so than any of their previous albums, Chosen Family truly feels cohesive in this respect. It’s a real album made with a vision in mind—and on it, Burn Burn Burn seem to have discovered themselves as well, carving out their own respectable niche in the broad, and sometimes monotonous, world of melodic punk.

“Gold Chains and Party Shirts” is one of my favorite tracks on Chosen Family. The title reflects the sense of humor inherent in Burn Burn Burn’s approach to punk rock, and the song itself straddles the line between big singalongs, chugging guitars, hardcore screams, and bendy solos—to put it simply, it captures Burn as they’ve never captured themselves before. “Sharks” continues the winning stretch with a Rancid-ish song that can’t help but pull you back to the joy you experienced hearing your first punk album, back when summer’s meant freedom and the future was a distant dream.

A good album isn’t anything more than good songs put in the right order and Chosen Family is a testament to that. It’s not a flashy album of production tricks or uniqueness for uniqueness’ sake—but it is a showcase in songwriting, and across the board, it excels. There are faults, of course (there’s always faults), and they show most in Smith’s lead vocal performance. The notes aren’t always hit, and the tone suffers from excessive straining. For the most part though, it does its job, while introducing another aspect of Burn Burn Burn’s story: that the songs they write are not disposable. They are personal, foundational to their identity—and they mean enough to be sung, vocal cracks or not.

Chosen Family is without a doubt Burn Burn Burn’s greatest work to date. It sounds like them, while simultaneously codifying what them means. Songs like “20th and Hendo” and “Gold Chains and Party Shirts” may very well come to represent the band’s live shows, fists in the air with voices raised and hoarse. Chosen Family is a raucous punk rock party built on an honest love for all the came before it, as well as the worn-on-the-sleeve emotionality that keeps it connecting to new listeners. It’s a worthy party, and I’m happy to be invited.  

 



Not On Tour (skate punk, Israel) release a video for ‘Daddy’

Israeli skate-punk band Not On Tour have released a video for another song from their forthcoming album. The song ‘Daddy’ is a catchy little skate-punk number that clocks in at just under 50 seconds.

‘Daddy will feature on ‘Growing Pains’ which is released on April 12th via SBÄM Records. This will be their first studio album since ‘Bad Habits’ in 2015. Check out the new video below.



Manchester Punk Festival (UK) Drops Final 2019 “Pay-What-You-Want” Compilation

The ever-hardworking Manchester Punk Festival has been gearing up for this year’s edition in typical fashion with a slew of compilations featuring acts performing. The eclectic track list of the final instalment, released today, spans just about every sub-genre of punk rock you can think of and is guaranteed to fire you up for the UK’s finest celebration of underground music and culture later this month.

Comprising Manchester Punk Festival, Vol. 23 are tunes from Harijan, Snuff, 88 Fingers Louie, The Arteries, Ancst, After the Fall, Sonic Boom Six, Frankie Stubbs, Throwing Stuff, F. Emasculata, Werecats, Speed Dinosaurs, Fights And Fires, Skin of Tears, Folk’s Worst Nightmare, Harker, Catch-it Kebabs, James Hull, Roger Harvey, James Choice & the Bad Decisions, and Boom Boom Racoon.

As always, the compilation is free to stream below. However, you’re encouraged to buy a copy for a price of your choosing to help support the festival.

There are still tickets available for Manchester Punk Festival 2019. You can pick them up and find all the necessary information about the event here.

Manchester Punk Festival is a three day music festival held in Manchester city centre in the north of the UK. The 2019 edition takes place over the weekend of the 19-21st of April.



Culture Abuse announce tour dates

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced some upcoming tour dates, including some headlining dates from June 6th – July 6th.

You can check out all of the dates and locations below.

Culture Abuse last released Bay Dream in June 2018 via Epitaph Records.


Svetlanas sign to Demons Run Amok, release new video

The most dangerous band in the world Svetlanas have announced that they have signed to Demons Run Amok.  We can expect to see the bands’ debut with the label sometime later this year or early next year.

The band has also released a new video for their song “Negative Approach,” which comes from their last album, This Is Moscow Not LA, that was released in 2017.  You can check out that video below.



FEST 18 announces first wave of bands

The first round of bands has been announced for this years’ biggest punk rock party in Gainesville, FEST 18.  The announcement comes with a headliner that I personally have heard many FESTers begging for since their first reunion show a couple years ago.  That’s right, Jawbreaker will be joining the party going on between November 1st and 3rd.

Also on the lineup are bands including Less Than Jake, Jawbox, Dag Nasty, Mariachi El Bronx, Off With Their Heads, AJJ, Iron Reagan, Joyce Manor, Teenage Bottlerocket, and so many more.  You can check out all the current details here.



Bad Luck (pop-punk) streaming new album “Drug Phase”

Brooklyn pop-punks Bad Luck are streaming their latest masterpiece Drug Phase. Released March 29th on Take This To Heart Records, the six song EP features some fun lyrics, catchy riffs and some great songwriting.

Check out the new album below.

This is the first new music from the Brooklyn pop-punks since Noise in Your Head back in 2015. If you’re a fan of The Penske File or Winning Streak these guys are right up your alley.