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Exclusive: Authority Zero – “Revolution” (Live) / Interview

Today we’re excited to bring you an exclusive video performance and interview with reggae punks Authority Zero. First in the video is a performance of their song “Revolution” at the Slide Bar in Fullerton, CA. The performance is followed by face-to-face time with the band members discussing their tour with label-mates Versus the World, their upcoming record, how the new band members affect their sound, and being blinded by the camera.

Enough yapping though, let’s just get to the video! You can watch it here.

Authority Zero released the live, acoustic “Less Rhythm, More Booze,” in January of this year on Viking Funeral/Suburban Noize Records.



Video: Versus The World (Lagwagon, Ataris members) “A Fond Farewell”

Versus The World, the Cali band consisting of Chris from Lagwagon and Mike of The Ataris, is releasing their first album in 7 years today.  The album, entitled Drink. Sing. Live. Love., is being released by Viking Funeral Records, and in honor of the occasion, the band is releasing a video for the anthemic single “A Fond Farewell”.  You can check it out right here.

And check out this link to stream Drink. Sing. Live. Love. in its entirety.



Versus The World stream new album “Drink. Sing. Live. Love”

Santa Barbara based punk ‘n rock band Versus The World are now streaming their latest album “Drink. Sing. Live. Love” in its entirety.

You can listen to it right here.

Drink. Sing. Live. Love” will be released on  July 31st via Viking Funeral Records. Preorders are available here.



Versus The World (members of Lagwagon, The Ataris) release new song “The Kids Are Fucked”

Santa Barbara based punk ‘n rock band Versus The World are streaming a new song called “The Kids Are Fucked.” You can give it a listen here.

The song will appear on their upcoming album, “Drink. Sing. Live. Love.” The release date has been pushed back a couple weeks to  July 31st via Viking Funeral Records. Preorders are available here.



Album Review: Versus the World – “Drink. Sing. Live. Love.”

Versus the World is an alternative/pop punk/post-hardcore/something-else-I’m-sure-I’m-forgetting band. The band was formed by bassist Mike Davenport, best known for his time as the bassist of the Ataris from 1998 to 2005. Guitarist Chris Flippin also plays in Lagwagon. This is just background to understand that the members of Versus the World are well seasoned players in the pop punk and post-hardcore genres. And well seasoned they are.

[Editor’s Note: It should be noted that the use of “post-hardcore” here refers to the general Dischord Records sound, rather than its modern usage]

“Drink. Sing. Live. Love.” is Versus the World’s sophomore album, and even though it’s been seven years since their self titled debut was released, “Drink. Sing. Live. Love” (referred to as “DSLL” from now on) plays effortlessly as if there was never a hiatus in between releases. It sounds really good: the vocals are clean, the guitars are loud, the bass is crisp, and the drums are steady. Vocalist Donald Spence has an impressively wide range- sometimes he sounds as smooth as Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, while other times he’s as raw as Alkaline Trio’s Daniel Andriano. And he utilizes that range well to work with the music.

There’s a dark quality to Versus the World’s music, akin to Alkaline Trio or Bayside. But whereas the former bands drown their depression with alcohol, Versus the World takes a somewhat more optimistic approach to cynicism. “Oh hallelujah, I ain’t young, but I ain’t dead yet, I got more promise than regret” sings Spence on “A Fond Farewell”. The optimism does get a nice counterbalance in the following track “The Kids Are Fucked” which sees Spence goes on to sing about the “privileged little parasites picking clean our bones”. (Also, props should be given where props are due: “The Kids Are Fucked” opens with a clip from Freaks and Geeks).

Versus the World have crafted a solid album; one that will please fans that have been waiting for the past seven years, as well draw in new listeners. It’s a nice break from the projects that the members are best known for without straying too far from their roots. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t take them another seven years to record the next one.

4/5

RIYL: The Ataris (circa 2001-2003), Alkaline Trio, Bayside



Death By Stereo announce European tour dates

Hardcore punk act Death By Stereo have announced a string of European tour dates. Check them out here.

The band released their latest album, Black Sheep of the American Dream,” on April 24th through Viking Funeral Records. It was their first studio album since 2009′s “Death Is My Only Friend.”.



Authority Zero working on new songs

Reggae-punks, Authority Zero, are working on new songs. Here’s what they had to say:

Writing…Demo’s recording Tuesday!

Authority Zero last released “Less Rhythm, More Booze,” on January 31 on Viking Funeral/Suburban Noize Records.



Authority Zero announces US tour dates with Versus The World

Reggae-punks, Authority Zero, have announced a slew of US dates with Santa Barbara based punk ‘n roll band Versus The World (featuring members of Ataris and Lagwagon) starting mid July.

Check out the dates and locations here.



Authority Zero working on new album

Reggae-punks, Authority Zero, have posted a “mid 2012” update video in which they introduce a couple new band members and also talk progress on a new album.  Apparently they already have 5 or 6 new songs written and they’ll be heading into the studio at the end of their European tour.

You watch the video yourself here.

Authority Zero last released “Less Rhythm, More Booze,” on January 31 on Viking Funeral/Suburban Noize Records.



Versus The World (members Ataris, Lagwagon) stream new song “Mason Grace”

Santa Barbara based punk ‘n rock band Versus The World are streaming a new song called “Mason Grace.”

You can give it a listen here.

The song will appear on their upcoming album, “Drink. Sing. Live. Love.” on July 17th through Viking Funeral Records.



Video: Authority Zero performs “Crashland” acoustic

While on tour at the Ramones Museum in Berlin, Authority Zero performed an acoustic set featuring the track “Crashland.” Check out the video here.

Authority Zero last released “Less Rhythm, More Booze,” on January 31 on Viking Funeral/Suburban Noize Records.



Death By Stereo announce North American tour dates

Hardcore punk act Death By Stereo have announced North American tour dates.

You can check the dates and locations here.

The band released their latest album, Black Sheep of the American Dream,” on April 24th through Viking Funeral Records. It was their first studio album since 2009′s “Death Is My Only Friend.”.



Music Video: Death By Stereo – “Growing Numb”

Hardcore punk act Death By Stereo have premiered a music video for their song “Growing Numb” and you can check it out here.

The song appears on the band’s new album “Black Sheep of the American Dream” released today (April 24th) on Viking Funeral Records.



Versus The World (members Ataris, Lagwagon) sign to Viking Funeral Records, stream new song

Santa Barbara based punk ‘n rock band Versus The World has announced their signing to Viking Funeral Records with plans to release their second full-length album, “Drink. Sing. Live. Love.” on July 17.

Listen to the first new song, “She Sang The Blues,” streaming here.

Versus The World, now consisting of Mike Davenport (The Ataris), Chris Flippin (Lagwagon), Donald Spence and Bryan Charleson (Crooks and Liars), formed in the back of The Ataris owned record store, Down On Haley, in Santa Barbara and released their debut self-titled album in 2005 on Kung Fu Records.

Versus The World reconvened in 2010 and began writing and recording their follow-up which they wrapped in early 2012.

Versus The World will head to Europe for a tour in April/May and will announce their U.S. tour in the coming months.



Full Album Stream: Death By Stereo – “Black Sheep Of The American Dream”

Death By Stereo are streaming their entire upcoming album “Black Sheep Of The American Dream,” right here.

Black Sheep of the American Dream comes out on April 24th through Viking Funeral Records. It’s their first studio album since 2009′s Death Is My Only Friend.