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Free Album Download: The Rebel Spell – “It’s A Beautiful Future” (recommended)

Today is a great day for Punk Rockers! Vancouver’s punk heroes The Rebel Spell are giving away a free download of my favorite album of 2011 entitled, “It’s a Beautiful Future.”

You can snag it for free here.

“It’s a Beautiful Future” was released on February 15th via Rebel Time Records. You have no excuse not to download it, so do yourself a favor and get on it!



Watch videos of Broadcast Zero, The Rebel Spell and more at Rebel Fest

Canadian based D.IY. based punk label Rebel Time Records has posted several good quality live videos from bands at Rebel Fest.

You can check out videos from Broadcast Zero, The Class War Kids, The Rebel Spell, The Rotten, and more right here. Rebel Fest happened on March 12th and the 13th.



The Rotten announce Canadian tour dates

Street punks The Rotten are on tour now all across Canada, and you should check them out if you can!

Humble apologies go out to the fine folks in Montreal and Sherbrooke, as the tour has already passed you by.  The tour gets going again this Thursday, April 7th in Thunder Bay and you can check out the full dates here.

The Rotten’s latest album was “Enemy of the State” released on Rebel Time Records.



Rebel Time Records post free compilation of Rebelfest bands

If you’re curious about the many bands who are set to play Rebelfest at This Ain’t Hollywood on March 12th and 13th in Hamilton, Ontario, today is your day. Rebel Time Records have posted a free compilation for download, which features one track from each band that is set to play Rebelfest this weekend. The festival will include The Rebel Spell, The Decay, The Class Assassins, and Farler’s Fury.

You can check out the tracklisting here, and download the compilation here.



Album Review: The Rebel Spell – “Beautiful Future”

DIY has always been an important part of the punk scene and there is no denying that easy moving mp3s, home recording software, and a bazillion online distribution outlets have made it easier than ever for bands to get their music out to the masses.

But at some point, an over-saturation occurred; I think all of us have had the experience of glossing through a dozen bands that you couldn’t tell apart if you were listening to them on random.But I also think everyone has had that great experience of the find, the jewel at the bottom of the sifter, that moment when you hear “it”, and “it” being THE sound of punk rock no one can truly put into words. I had that moment when I stumbled upon The Rebel Spell about two years ago.

Needless to say I was strongly anticipating their latest album, “Beautiful Future,” the band’s 3rd full-length release. At this time, it looked like Rebel Time Records were revamping their website so I had to order the mp3 download directly from the Rebel Spell website. The site also passed along a really boss PDF of the album art and lyric sheet.

As a global comment, “Beautiful Future” is awesomely recorded. Instead of be perfected with spit and polish, it has the raw sound of a bare-bones approach to gear: no crazy effects, perfectly clipped and EQ’d distorted tones, or heightened vocal range. It has live band energy to it, especially in the harmonies, and a fuzzy, deep low end. The louder you play it, the better it gets.

The music is a straightforward. Three to four chords and cloud of dust. I don’t have any drummer vocabulary, but she beats the everlasting shit out of them on every song with the same muted, smashing gallops you hear in a lot of the mainstay anarcho-hardcore bands. I read somewhere they had picked up a new bass player, and it was a great pickup, bringing more upside to this release as the bass player is more prominent and distinct than in the other albums. There is Matt Freeman similarity and I mean the Matt Freeman on the first Rancid self-titled of 93’.

The band also added a few other new wrinkles. There are some lead vocals by someone other than Todd in the song “Tragedy,” a great dual punch sound. A piano and a violin were also dropped in without a seam. The vocals, both lead and backing, have always been a strong element of their past albums and stay the course in this one. The lyrics come across effortless even with a good deal of gravel in the gut. No cheesy rhyme schemes or clichéd choruses, just a stand-and-deliver approach that’s articulate. The choruses are anthemic goods, and the album is soaked with catchy, delayed call-and-responses that repeat and repeat and repeat with momentum. It’s cathartic.

The threads running through the lyrics are identification, angst and ultimately confrontation, beginning with the title song that sarcastically paints a dystopic future. The theme that runs forward from this opening is what I find most interesting about this album. From this despair comes forth a highly positive album about making difference by exposing social injustices and resisting them at every corner. Some songs like “Tragedy” and “Feel the Same” bring out the fight through a straightforward call to arms, while some songs like “Current Occupants” and “The World Turned Upside Down” have a sort of Bad Religion feel by drawing upon irony and keen observation. In the end, it’s an organic album with a free approach to putting out the music and there is no doubting that all four of these members have singing with their hearts stuffed in their mouth and bleeding on the instruments.

If you haven’t heard them, check them out. If you’ve heard them and liked them, then you’ll enjoy this one too.

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Todd Serious (The Rebel Spell) talks about new album and sexism in the punk scene

In a recent interview Todd Serious of Vancouver’s punk heroes The Rebel Spell talked about the band’s new album “Beautiful Future,” their new music video, sexism in the punk scene and more.

You can check it out here.

“It’s a Beautiful Future” was released on February 15th via Rebel Time Records and you can stream it here. The band also announced several Canadian tour dates and you can check them out here.



The Rotten release new EP “I Say Punks Dead”

Looking for a little ’77-style punk to start your weekend off right? Look no further. Canadian street punk veterans The Rotten released a new two-song EP entitled “I Say Punks Dead” through Rebel Time Records. The best part about it? It’s free! Click here to pick one up.

“I Say Punks Dead” marks The Rotten’s first release since 2009’s “Enemy of the State.”



Music Video: The Rebel Spell – “It Can’t Be Just Me” off latest album “Beautiful Future”

Punk rock to the core, Vancouver’s The Rebel Spell have released a DIY music video for their song “It Can’t Be Just Me.” It’s a little weird but it’s decidedly punk, and you can check it out here.

The song appears on their latest album “Beautiful Future,” which was released last Tuesday (the 15th) on Rebel Time Records. Head over to the band’s website to stream their entire discography.



The Rebel Spell streaming entire new album “Beautiful Future”

Rebel Time Records released “Beautiful Future,” the latest album from Canadian political punk act The Rebel Spell, today and you don’t even have to purchase it to hear the whole thing.  Head over here to stream the new release in its entirety and while you’re there you can also stream the band’s entire discography.

The band last released an EP titled “Four Songs About Freedom” back in 2007 on Clandestine Collective.



Stream”No Thanks” off upcoming The Rebel Spell album “Beautiful Future”

Rebel Time Records has posted a new song called “No Thanks” off of The Rebel Spell‘s upcoming album “Beautiful Future”. The album is set to drop February 15th. Click here to stream the song.

The band last released an EP titled “Four Songs About Freedom” back in 2007 on Clandestine Collective.



Full Discography Stream: Cambridge

Vancouver, BC punk rockers Cambridge have posted their entire discography online. You can stream it here.

Cambridge released their second full-length, “This Is Not A Victory” last summer via Rebel Time Records.



The Rebel Spell detail upcoming album “Beautiful Future”, announce Canadian tour

Sweet! Vancouver political punk act The Rebel Spell announced that their upcoming album “Beautiful Future” will be released on February 15th via Rebel Time Records.

You can check out the cover art and tracklist here.

“Beautiful Future” will be a follow-up to “Four Songs About Freedom.” The band also announced several Canadian tour dates and you can check them out here.



Rebel Time Records announce “Rebel Fest”

Canadian D.I.Y. Punk Rock Record Label Rebel Time Records have announced The “Rebel Fest”. It will be  happening on March 12th and 13th at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario. All-ages/licensed. $9.00 per show. It’s a G20 Political Prisoner fundraiser too…

The show on Saturday will feature: The Class War Kids, Overpower, The Lucky Ones, The Rotten, The Class Assassins, Jeunesse Apatride and The Steeltown Spoilers. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show ends around 12:30 PM.

The show on Sunday will feature: Mark It Zero, Brutal Youth, Machine Gun Dolly, The New Enemy, The Fallout, The Decay, Farler’s Fury, The Rebel Spell, and Broadcast Zero. Doors at 3:00 PM. Shows ends around 10:00.

Check out this link for the Rebel Fest edition of Rebel Time Radio. Phil (who plays in Broadcast Zero) played a bunch of the bands that will be at the Fest and talked about the steel workers strike and the upcoming demo.



Listen to Cambridge on Rebel Time Radio; interview with Jesse Lebourdais and acoustic performances

Vancouver, BC punk rockers Cambridge sat down with Rebel Time Radio in October to talk about their recent tour, their new album and to pretty much just have a good time. Jesse Lebourdais also does a few acoustic numbers for the show. You can check out the podcast here.

Cambridge released their second full-length, “This Is Not A Victory” last summer via Rebel Time Records.



DS Exclusive Album Stream: Broadcast Zero – “Some Concerns Regarding This Revolt”

Happy hump day, punk rockers.  To help carry us over into the second half of the week we’re pumped to bring you an exclusive stream from political minded street punk act Broadcast Zero.  Click here to stream their entire upcoming album “Some Concerns Regarding This Revolt” and let the revolution begin!

“Some Concerns Regarding This Revolt” was recently on Rebel Time Records/Stumble Records.