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Video: The Sheds cover “Friends of the Enemy” by No Use For A Name

Southern California punk act, The Sheds, recently did a stripped down electric session with altered course in which they recorded a cover of No Use For A Name’s “Friends of the Enemy” and I gotta say it came out really well.

Give it a listen/watch below.

The Sheds released their last album “I’ll Be Fine” in July via Mediaskare Records.



The Sheds announce U.S. shows

Southern California punk act, The Sheds, have announced additional U.S. shows.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

“I’ll Be Fine” was released on July 23, 2013 via Mediaskare Records.



The Deserters (metalcore) to release new EP “Try To Feel” on Mediaskare

Los Angeles hardcore metal act The Deserters  are heading into the studio to record a follow-up to 2012’s The Slow Rhythms of a Dead-Beat.  Kyle Black, who produced Shai Hulud‘s Reach Beyond the Sun, will be spinning the knobs on this EP, which will be called Try to Feel.

Try to Feel will be released in early 2014 on Mediaskare Records.

Guitarist Will O’Bryan explained the sentiments behind the new EP: “Realizing that there is nothing left for us in the cities that saw us change from resident to visitor, we wanted to make an EP that could expresses that mindset, sonically.”   He added, “Prepare yourself for the ugliest Deserters record that you’ve ever heard. No holds barred, honest music by dishonest people.”



Album Review: The Sheds – “I’ll Be Fine”

I had never heard a single song by The Sheds until I put on I’ll Be Fine for the first time. I can’t say that my first impression was a very positive one, but at the same time I can’t I say that it was a very negative one either. My reaction was very lukewarm- I felt as if I’ll Be Fine was something that I had heard a million times throughout high school, and while I didn’t find it offensive to my ears, it was extremely easy to just keep it on as background noise while I mindlessly browsed the web.

Honestly, that kind of indifference to music can be kind of alarming. Obviously great albums make for a fun time, and even terrible albums can be enjoyable to write about sometimes, but if the nicest thing I can say about an album is “it was okay to listen to while I scrolled through countless AV Club articles”, well then that’s not a very promising album.

As I was making my final judgement, I caught some of the lyrics to a song and decided to re-think my haste. The track in question, “Ignorance Is Bliss”, calls out religious bigotry in a very specific manner, and it wasn’t at all what I was expecting to hear. Historically, punk has a tendency to lean more to the left than to the right on the political spectrum, so to know that The Sheds support same-sex marriage isn’t completely surprising. However, the way that they vocalize their support so brazenly, like using a hate group’s own words to highlight how ugly intolerance can be, is what caught me off guard.

Upon actually listening to the lyrics, I immediately started I’ll Be Fine from the beginning again. While there aren’t any other songs quite as captivating as “Ignorance Is Bliss”, The Sheds still show that they aren’t afraid to call out others for contradicting behavior in the all-too-short “Almost Famous”. And in “Writer’s Block”, the band demonstrates their ability to turn the inability to write into a song (although they break the cardinal rule of writer’s block: Never write about writer’s block!).

Musically, I’ll Be Fine is a pretty run-of-the-mill 90’s skate-punk influenced album. Lots of fast tempos blended with the occasional element of third wave ska. If you’ve ever even slightly dipped your toe into vast ocean of albums that either Epitaph or Fat put out twenty years ago then you’ll know how this works- pretty much anyone who got into punk during high school should have the hang of it by now.

Lyrically, however, is where The Sheds shine. Generally speaking, punk has always stood behind the idea that you should stand up for what you believe in, but (again, I’m speaking generally here) that’s an ideal that has become kind of watered down as time has passed, particularly among bands that receive larger press coverage in the scene. It’s refreshing to see a band that isn’t Rise Against tackling serious (and sometimes less serious) issues, especially in such a particularly bold way. It almost completely makes up for the band’s ‘been there, done that’ musical style.

3.5/5

RIYL: We Are the Union, Hostage Calm, Strung Out



The Sheds streaming upcoming album “I’ll Be Fine”

Southern California punk act, The Sheds, are streaming their upcoming album “I’ll Be Fine” in its entirety.

You can give it a listen here.

“I’ll Be Fine” is set to be released on July 23rd via Mediaskare Records.



The Sheds premiere new song “Writer’s Block” off upcoming album “I’ll Be Fine”

Southern California punk act, The Sheds, have premiered a new song called “Writer’s Block,” off their upcoming album “I’ll Be Fine.”

You can give it a listen here.

“I’ll Be Fine” is set to be released on July 23rd via Mediaskare Records.



The Sheds premiere music video for title track of upcoming album “I’ll Be Fine”

Southern California based “post skacore” outfit The Sheds have premiered the music video for the title track of their upcoming album “I’ll Be Fine.”

You can check out the video and the tracklisting for the album here.

“I’ll Be Fine” is set to be released on July 23rd via Mediaskare Records.



Reign Supreme release music video for “Stuck Pig, Bled Dry”

Philly hardcore act Reign Supreme have released a new music video for their song “Stuck Pig, Bled Dry,” which appears on their latest EP “Sky Burial.”

Check it out here.

“Sky Burial” was released on March 19th via Mediaskare.



Hundredth stream new song “Free Mind / Open Spirit” off upcoming “Revolt” EP

South Carolina hardcore band Hundredth will release the first half of their double EP, “Revolt”, on 12″ vinyl LP via No Sleep Records and digitally and on CD via Mediaskare Records next week, March 19.

In anticipation of the upcoming release, Hundredth are streaming a new track, “Free Mind / Open Spirit”, right here.

Fans can pre-order the EP on vinyl from No Sleep Records at here and on CD here .

Recorded at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with producers Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Stick To Your Guns), “Revolt” is the first half of Hundredth’s double EP titled Revolt/Resist, featuring five new tracks including “Free Mind / Open Spirit”. The second half of the double EP, “Resist”, is expected to debut later in 2013.

Hundredth will hit the road in February with Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Vanna and No Bragging Rights for a month and a half long tour of North America.



The Sheds announce first batch of U.S. tour dates, post lyric video for “Ignorance is Bliss”

Southern California based “post skacore” outfit, The Sheds, have announced some U.S. tour dates and posted the lyric video for their new song “Ignorance is Bliss.”

You can check out the the tour dates and video here.

‘I’ll Be Fine’ is set to hit stores this spring through Mediaskare.

 



Reign Supreme detail upcoming EP “Sky Burial”; stream new song “The Hopelessly Devoted”

Philly hardcore act Reign Supreme have announced they will finally be releasing their new EP, “Sky Burial,” which was originally set to be released back in 2011, on March 19th via Mediaskare Records. To go along with the announcement, they are streaming a new song, called “The Hopelessly Devoted.”

Click here to stream the song and check out the tracklisting for the release.

The band’s last release, “Testing the Limits of the Infinite,” came out in 2009.



Deez Nuts stream new song “Shot After Shot”

Deez Nuts are streaming their new song “Shot After Shot” off their upcoming album entitled “Bout It” which is due out early 2013.

Check out the song here.

 

 



Hundredth to record pair of EPs with Bill Stevenson

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, hardcore outfit Hundredth have started work on their upcoming double EP, Revolt / Resist, and will be working with legendary Bill Stevenson in his equally legendary Blasting Room recording studio in Fort Collins, CO. The first of the two EPs, Revolt, is set to be released sometime in Spring 2013. Hundredth vocalist Chadwick Johnson commented on the upcoming music:

We’ve been in transition since our last release, so we wanted a chance to explore before releasing another LP.” Adding, “Elements of the band are still there, however it’s less of a fusion and more of a distinct separation. I’m not going to throw a myriad of adjectives out, but it’s a definite progression for us.

The band’s last album, Let’s Go, was  released September 27th via Mediaskare Records.

 



Music Video: Hundredth – “Weathered Town”

South Carolina, hardcore outfit Hundredth have posted the music video for their song “Weathered Town.”

You can check it out here.

The song appears on the band’s album “Let Go,”  released September 27th via Mediaskare Records.

 

 



Video: The Sheds perform “Heart” acoustically on Nervous Energies

Southern California based “post skacore” outfit, The Sheds, recently performed an acoustic version of their song, “Heart,” on Nervous Energies.

You can check the video out here.

The band’s most recent EP, “Self/Doubt,” was released in April on Mediskare Records.