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Second Youth (punk) releasing new EP “Juvenile”

European punks Second Youth are releasing their latest four song EP Juvenile April 12th. The new EP features four new tracks that have the band getting the most of their own “second youth”. With awareness, romanticism, and great story telling, this four piece is no less than the bigger names in the genre. Get ready for another small yet big masterpiece by Second Youth.

You can check out the video for “Friday Nights” which was released as part of their Mach 2018 EP Dear Road below.



Mobina Galore (folk-punk) streaming new song “Zoe (It Ripped Me Apart)”

Winnipeg folk-punk duet Mobina Galore are streaming their new song “Zoë (It Ripped Me Apart)”. The song is a heat-wrenching ballad about losing a child before they even have a oppurtunity to come into this cruel world. “In November 2016 my cousin Brooke’s world turned upside down when the doctors told her, just a few weeks shy of her babies due date, that there was no heartbeat” says Mobina Galore’s Jenna Priestner.

Check out the beautiful new song below.

All proceeds from this new song will be donated to the Twinkle Star Project. Mobina Galore last released Fade Away back in May of last year. 



Fat By The Gallon (ffo: Teenage Bottlerocket) announce European tour

Dallas punks, Fat By The Gallon have announced a 12-date springtime tour through Europe, with a few dates opening for Teenage Bottlerocket and a stop along the way at SBAM fest in Wels, Austria. Wave hi to the local boys for me!



The Muslims stream new album, “Mayo Supreme”

You got your first take of The Muslims‘ new album, Mayo Supreme, last week with our premiere of “Fuck the Cistem” and now it’s time to open wide and swallow the rest of this sucker whole. Mayo Supreme releases today (4/1) on Don’t Panic Records and Distro. Check it out below.



THICK (pop punk) sign to Epitaph and release three new songs

Brooklyn pop punk band THICK have signed to Epitaph Records and have released 3 new songs available on spotify. The band formed in the New York DIY/all-ages scene back in 2014 and had previously released two EPs. They cite blink-182 as one of their biggest influences, and you can hear that dripping through in places in a lot of their songs.

Additionally, THICK have also shared a video for the song ‘Green Eyes’. Check out the video below.



Sweet Empire release new LP “A New Cycle”

Dutch punk rock act Sweet Empire have released their new album. A New Cycle is out today (April 1st) via Shield Recordings and is the follow up to their 2014 full-length, Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us.

Have a listen below – and order it from the band’s Bandcamp.



Bad Religion release new song “Do the Paranoid Style”

California punk legends Bad Religion are streaming another new track from their long-awaited new album Age of Unreason, which arrives on May 3rd via Epitaph.

This song is called “Do the Paranoid Style” and you can now listen to it 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.



Descendents are working on new music, says Milo Aukerman

Descendents frontman Milo Aukerman confirmed in an interview with OC Register that a new album from the band is on the way. Fans had to wait nine years for 1996’s Everything Sucks, eight years for 2004’s Cool to Be You and then twelve years for 2016’s Hypercaffium Spazzinate, but Milo promises that it won’t be too long before the next record arrives.

He’s quoted as saying, “When we put out the last record we thought, ‘OK, I bet we could put out another record after this one and not wait a decade to do it.’ It was such a rewarding experience and you know what? Our fans deserve better. They deserve more than a record every decade or so. We started writing almost immediately after that record was done. I have been writing and Stephen (Egerton) has really picked up the mantle, too. Between us I think we have like 20 songs written and Bill (Stevenson) and Karl (Alvarez) have been writing songs as well. We’ve done some basic tracking, but it’s still a work in progress but I hope we’ll have something out by the end of the year.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the next Descendents record come to light.



Adam Pfahler confirms Jawbreaker are writing new material

Jawbreaker drummer Adam Pfahler confirmed in a recent interview with Music Radar that new music for what will be the band’s first album in over two decades is in progress. He was quoted as saying:

“Yeah, absolutely. We’re writing right now and we’ve rescued a couple of old songs that we never had a chance to record right at the end of the band. We’re going to get together in San Francisco and get right back to it. We don’t have a label yet, and we haven’t booked any studio time. We’re just dipping our toes and taking it one step at a time.”

Jawbreaker broke up in 1996, shortly after the release of their iconic record Dear You, but reunited in 2017 and have been performing live occasionally since then.



Jera On Air 2019 (Netherlands) announces 13 more bands: Madball, Cancer Bats, Drug Church, etc

With no less than thirteen new names the regular Jera On Air 2019 line-up is almost complete! Next to this, the three-day festival in Northern Limburg’s Ysselsteyn will start to impress during the free Pre Party on Thursday June 27th.

During this evening we are going to see no other than Bury Tomorrow, Shvpes and Our Hollow Our Home opening the festival. A fourth name will be added as well. We also decided to strengthen the entire program: so next to the aforementioned acts, we also managed to book Madball, Cancer Bats, Bleed from Within, Risk it!, Palm Reader, This is Hell, Drug Church, Backfire!, Brutus and Regulate as part of the already impressive Jera On Air line-up.

Weeks ago the biggest alternative festival of the Netherlands announced Parkway Drive, Sum 41, Heideroosjes and Hatebreed and the new Friday headliner will be announced next week! And as if that is not enough already, some other fantastic elements will be added to the festival soon including some bands and a DJ stage. All information about the line-up and ticket sales can be found at www.jeraonair.nl.

This summer will be the third time Jera On Air will celebrate for three long days. It characterizes the enormous growth Jera On Air has gone through. The festival has steadily grown from one to two days, making the step to a three day event a few years ago. The free Pre Party on Thursday is gaining popularity each year. This growth will continue the coming edition now we have secured some of the biggest names in the alternative scene.

We have seen the metalcore bosses of Bury Tomorrow at Jera On Air before. In 2016 and 2018 the Brits rocked the stage. Bury Tomorrow will never bore you. What a huge amount of energy they produce and convey during their shows! Last year their album Black Flame could count on solely positive reviews. Next to Bury Tomorrow, also Shvpes and Our Hollow Our Home will open the festival on Thursday. One more name will be added to the Pre Party line-up soon.

The fans will not only be surprised by the announcement of some new gems on Thursday. During the other two days the visitors can look forward to Madball and Cancer Bats. The first is known as one of the founders of New York Hardcore (NYHC). The band is going to celebrate their 30th year anniversary at Jera On Air, but still they are fresher and more innovative than ever before. The Canadian Cancer Bats always seem to fascinate with their sharp mix of heavy metal, hardcore and punkrock. Next to these, the names of the Limburgian Backfire! with a special memorial show, Bleed from within, Risk it!, Palm Reader, This is Hell, Our Hollow Our Home, Regulate, Shvpes and Drug Church have been confirmed.

Unfortunately, we also have some bad news: Hundredth had to cancel their tour recently. This also includes their planned show at Jera On Air. Luckily we immediately found a great replacement in the Belgian Brutus.



Show Review: Jawbreaker at Brooklyn Steel with War On Women and Pohgoh

 

            Jawbreaker at Brooklyn Steel 3/24/19. Text and Photos By Kate Hoos.

Jawbreaker- who first ignited a frenzy when they reunited in 2017 at Riot Fest and then went on to tour throughout 2018- is back on the road again, currently on a week long run on the East Coast with War On Women and an also re-united 90s group, Pohgoh. The tour hit NYC for a pair of shows at Brooklyn Steel on 3/23-3/24. While the 3/23 show was sold out, Sunday was more low-key attendance wise, but that didn’t hinder any of the bands in giving rock solid, spot on performances. Keep scrolling for pics and show review.

Pohgoh opened up the night with a set of emo flavored indie cuts. The band was initially active in the mid 1990s, releasing a split with Braid, as well as several of their own singles and a full length in 1997 that came out shortly after they ceased playing shows. Their song “Friend X” was also the closing track on the very first of the legendary Emo Diaries series of comps on Deep Elm Records, which any eagle earred longtime fans in the crowd would have picked out right away when they closed their set with it. Having been a Deep Elm devotee in the late 90s and 2000s, who owned almost every comp they put out until 2003ish, I certainly perked right up when I heard it, smiling as recognition of a nice slice of the past set in.

Though the band ended their first run in 1997, they are officially back now with this tour and a recently released album, Secret Club. Released in 2018, it is a deeply personal album that touches on singer Susie Ulrey’s life with Multiple Sclerosis, the last 20 years, and what it is like being a re-united band now.

War On Women is fresh off of an Australian tour, having just barely arrived back home before this current tour kicked off, but you would never suspect a single ounce of fatigue or jet lag in them. They blazed full force into their set, opening with the searing rager “Pro-Life?” from their 2015 self titled debut leaving no question as to exactly what this band stand for. Singer Shawna Potter is one of the best front women in punk today, captivating audiences while never giving less than 110% in every performance and the rest of her band mates have the intensity to match her. In a set that was pretty evenly split with songs from their debut and their latest album, 2018’s brilliant and fiery Capture The Flag, they minced no words and took no prisoners, making it very clear their stance on life in America today with every lyric of every single song confronting misogyny, rape culture, transphobia, the brutality of healthcare and a whole host of issues that are sadly all too relevant in the political climate of 2019.

The band will continue their frenetic pace up through summer with North East and Canadian dates scheduled for May right before they embark on a UK/European tour with feminist post hardcore shredders Petrol Girls. War On Women is without a doubt one of the most important bands making music today, be sure to keep your eyes open for when they hit your town next.

 

Like many fans of Jawbreaker my age (just a shade under 40 if I’m dating myself!) I’m just a bit too young to have caught them in their initial run which ended in 1996, so this was something I had looked forward to for over 20 years. I also sadly wasn’t able to see them on their first shows back in New York in 2018, so this was really a night I had absolutely been waiting for. They have meant so much to so many people for a very long time, myself included, and I was not at all disappointed; from the reaction of the crowd- with a few attendees in the front row shedding tears- no one else was either. Hearing so many of the songs that were such a big part of my formative years played live was an incredible experience. It didn’t even dawn on me that all of the material they were performing was over 20 years old, some songs even 30 years old; they are all still so fresh in my mind and in the mind of so many of the fans, regardless of if they listened to Jawbreaker in the 90s or were even born at the time some of their albums came out. Needless to say, the band effortlessly delivered an intense and remarkable set as if no time had passed at all since their initial years.

The set list was switched up from night to night and touched on tracks from all over their catalog, sure to please even the most die-hard fans. On Sunday they opened with “Want,” the first track from their 1990 debut Unfun and went on to hit B-Sides “Sea Foam Green,” and “Kiss The Bottle” along with tracks from all four of their albums including solid helping of gems from Dear Youan album that on initial release in 1995 was particularly polarizing to long time fans, but now finally has the healthy respect it always deserved. It almost seemed like they weren’t going to play fan favorite “Boxcar,” but they held out and saved it for the encore to the delight of a very enthusiastic crowd. It is truly a special band that can write and play songs that sound as necessary today in 2019 as they did when they were first written in the late 80s and early 90s.

While fans new and old are certainly waiting to see if this reunion will bring new music, it hasn’t been made clear by the band yet if that is something on the horizon. For now they will finish this tour and then head to the UK/Europe for dates with Beach Slang and will also play for the 25th anniversary of Warped Tour in July.



DS Exclusive: The Muslims premiere “Fuck the Cistem” off upcoming album, “Mayo Supreme”

April 1st is going to be a good day for punk rock… “Why?” you ask… Stream Exhibit A (with full story) below



Follow Thru (RI Punk) stream debut EP “Play Hard, Play Fast, Play First”

Rhode Island punks Follow Thru are streaming their debut EP Play Hard, Play Fast, Play First. It is three songs that harken back to the sounds of early 2000’s Midwest/Gainesville punk.

Intrigued? Check out the stream below.



Avail to reunite for “Over The James” 21st anniversary show in Richmond

Well holy hell, boys and girls; hell, it would seem, has frozen over…Avail are back!

In spite of years of insisting it wouldn’t happen, the ground-breaking Richmond, Virginia band are reassembling for a 21st anniversary show in honor of their 1998 album Over The James. The gig will feature the original OTJ-eralineup of Tim Barry, Joe Banks, Beau Beau, Gwomper, and Erik Larson. It marks the first Avail show in more than eleven years and that particular lineup’s first show together in what I’m pretty sure is more like 19 or 20 years. It’s all going down  Friday, July 19th at The National in their hometown of Richmond, and features support from Iron Reagan and Asylum. Tickets are on sale this coming Friday (March 29th) at 10am Eastern at this here link, so plan your sick time accordingly.

Over The James was initially released on April 7, 1998, on Lookout Records, and was later released by Jade Tree a couple years later. Avail’s final release was their 2002 Fat Wreck Chords full-length Front Porch Stories. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more of these dates in the very, very near future. If I were a betting man…



Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands announces first round of bands

Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands, a new festival featuring he ultimate mashup of action sports, punk rock, and craft beer tasting has announced it will be taking place on Saturday June 22nd at LA Waterfront Berth 46 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA.

The lineup will include Pennywise, Rancid, Off!, Madball, Action Bronson, and more.  You can check out all the details of the festival here.