Chicago’s best boy band, The Brokedowns, have premiered a new video for “Led Zeppelin III” off their upcoming album “Sick of Space,” which releases this Friday, May 18th.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:31 PM (PST) by Daron
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:50 PM (PST) by Daron
We’ve got a stream of the opening track off Elway‘s new album, “For the Sake of the Bit” for you!
“Inches” is about super important people who write about music on the internet and how much their opinions matter. Tim Browne (guitar/vocals) had this to say about the song:
“‘Inches’ is dedicated to those among us whose ‘contributions’ to art or music are either unworded shit talk or obsequious brown-nosery found sandwiched between Hello Fresh and T-Mobile banner ads. If you read enough of these vapid kissasses’ bullshit, you might find yourself thinking their opinion somehow means something. I wrote this song to insist that, no, your shitty, disaffected review of a band you don’t like and your 25,000 word rim job of a band you do like don’t mean shit, and you create nothing but ad revenue. All art, but especially punk and indie, belongs to those who create it and support it – not those who can’t even conjure enough creative impulse to start a lousy punk band and can only criticize and lick boots. Fuck all y’all.”
You can check out “Inches” below, and the rest of the album on your streaming service of choice. The album will be out on vinyl and CD this Friday. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have important things to say on the internet about music, and people are dying to hear them. ELWAY I LOVE YOU YOU ARE THE GREATEST PLEASE LOOK AT ME!
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:27 PM (PST) by Daron
The split appears to be amicable, with the announcement stating that came to the decision “simply because we have other musical, artistic, and career-related aspirations to pursue as individuals.”
This year will be the band’s final appearances at The Fest and Punk Rock Bowling. They will be playing their last tours in the second half of 2018 with “a few select dates leading into spring of 2019.”
You can find the full announcement below.
The band’s most recent album, “In the End” was released April 2017 and was one of my top albums of the year. You should definitely try to catch them if they tour near you before the split. I haven’t caught them since a 2007 or so basement show with Off With Their Heads in Minneapolis, and it was easily one of the best shows I’ve been to.
Despite the sting of probably not getting any more material from Nothington, I am definitely looking forward to any projects that will come out of the split.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:59 PM (PST) by Daron
Check out the video and full list of tour dates below!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:44 PM (PST) by Daron
My favorite Chicago-area boy band, The Brokedowns, have announced their newest album, “Sick of Space.” It’s out May 18th on Red Scare Industries. The burly hunks let their lawyer do the talking for them at RiotFest:
“Re: The Brokedowns v. Red Scare
Case No. CCCP 211
To whom it may concern:
Here is the contractually agreed upon third LP from the Brokedowns for Red Scare Industries. It’s totally dope as fuck.
Lyrically and musically, this may be one of the darker, weirder, and more serious offerings by these four genius riff warriors, but it also marks the first time the band has included the word pubes in a song.
It rips hard. If you’re not into it, you should start making a list of other things you may be wrong about.
Life sucks. Fuck you.
Attorney At Law”
I love songs with the word “pubes” in them! This album is going to be great! You can pre-order it from Red Scare.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Colorado punks Elway have released a music video for their new song “Hold On.”
You can check it out below.
“Hold On” comes from the bands’ upcoming album For The Sake Of The Bit, which is set to be released on April 27th (digitally) and May 4th (physically) via Red Scare Industries.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:06 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Check out the full list of dates above and check out the latest release from Guerilla Poubelle below.
Guerilla Poubelle’s latest release was La Nausée, released in December of last year it’s a must listen.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:10 PM (PST) by Operation Rescue
Evildoers beware: The Sidekicks have returned with a new single and album.
Following up the critically acclaimed 2015 Runners in the Nerved World through Epitaph Records, the Ohio 4 piece will release Happiness Hours on May 18th.
The lead single, “Twin Twist”, is available via streaming here. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:30 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Colorado punks Elway have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “For The Sake Of The Bit” via Red Scare Industries on April 27th (digitally) and May 4th (physically). Pre-order the album here.
Here’s what the band had to say about the release:
“After three years of one-off shows, threadbare weekend tours, and deliberation about whether or not we should stop playing altogether, we here at Elway decided that it was best if we stay the course and put out an album. You need us. This one’s called “For the Sake of the Bit”, and it’s dedicated to those who create, cultivate, and support art without pretense, competition, or self-obsession. Buy it from us with your money when you see us on tour this spring with Dead To Me, or use the internet for something other than whining and buy it there.”
This will be Elways’ first new release since Better Whenever was released in 2015 also through Red Scare.
Check out the new album’s track list along with the band’s upcoming tour dates with Dead To Me below.
We all have a crop of bands who have the power to meld their release cycles with our personal calendars. For me, in keeping with my predictable beardo persona, March 9th meant one and one thing only: new Red City Radio. The new EP is SkyTigers and it continues what their last album started— a re-defining of their identity, while scratching fans’ itch for more gruff punk singalongs.
Since The Dangers of Standing Still, Red City Radio have positioned themselves as formidable songwriters with intense instrumental chops. Although they’ve slowed down, embraced and diminished different elements of their sound and lost original co-writer Paul Pendley, Red City Radio has stayed remarkably consistent in the final product, largely thanks to the songwriting chops of Garrett Dale, who’s gruff and soulful voice give heart and body to intensely singable melodies. So much so, that post-Pendley, Red City Radio released their third full-length as a self-titled, codifying themselves as gifted songcrafters with a knack for grooves and guitar solos.
And if there’s anything that SkyTigers brings to the game, it’s definitely the latter. Solos have always been apart of Red City Radio’s core sound, but here they feel somewhat more prominent, longer, and in general, just more awesome. Maybe it’s the bright, almost neon artwork, but coupled with those noodly solos, the EP adopts an almost 80s rock personality, complete with loud chords and lots of strut. The americana, heartland rock center of the band remains, but the emphasis on guitar-centricity makes it all the more rollicking. If there was one thing I’d have to say about SkyTigers, it’s that this is Red City Radio rockin’ out.
The songs are as good as ever. “If You Want Blood (Be My Guest)” is a great jam with a gripping opening line (“Now I’ve got your attention…”). It starts quiet enough to focus in on the vocal melody before bringing in the guitars and vocal harmonies. The boys are back and they sound just as good they ever had. “I’ll Still Be Around,” a reference to their last releases final track, “I’ll Be Around,” begins with a countrified opening and features an incredible solo. Along the way though, there’s a bunch of lyrics to hang onto and enough crunchy chugs to keep the song feeling like punk rock for grown-ups.
“In the Shadows” might be my favorite off SkyTigers, a spaghetti western tinged stomper with a shredding solo and a killer chorus. It’s dark sounding, dramatic, and a whole lot of fun— somewhere between “Eye of the Tiger,” Ennio Morricone, and latter day Hot Water Music. Complete with a call and response chorus and coupled with an insistent beat, it’s easy to see how “In the Shadows” will slay live.
The performance level of SkyTigers is obvious from the get-go. These are songs meant to be played live, to be experienced in a sweaty club with open hearts and throats. In some ways, Red City Radio reminds me of PUP, who share a similar approach to songwriting. Throughout the album, you can’t help but think about the live show. These are fun songs tailor made for the setlist. That’s where SkyTigers really exceeds, in its ability to bring you into the fold within a couple of lines. Musical escapism, as pure as it comes— music to dance, sing, and rock to.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:48 PM (PST) by Daron
Watch them perform “Candle Wax” below!
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:32 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
San Francisco gruff punks, Nothington are taking their talents to Europe this Spring for a month long tour and we asked guitarist/vocalist Jay Northington if he had a message for you lucky Euros. “We had a good time in Europe last year, but at some point y’all ran outta Currywurst, so we decided to leave. Hopefully, you learned your lesson and stocked up for us this time. See ya in April!” There are no excuses, guys. You have been given two whole months to prepare for their arrival. Get to stuffing those sausages, now! Dates and stops, below!
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 3:10 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The band’s latest album Report came out in 2014 through Red Scare Industries.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1:46 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
With Groezrock skipping an edition this year, a lot of Belgian punks are still on their knees thanking the music gods for Brakrock Ecofest. The cosy little happening has really earned it spot amongst Europe’s leading punk summer festivals, with a line-up that keeps getting more impressive year after year.
For the 2018 edition Brakrock has already announced The Lillingtons, Satanic Surfers, The Flatliners, The Lawrence Arms, D.R.I, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Authority Zero, The Queers, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Venerea, This Is A Standoff, The Bombpops, Mute and Adhesive… and there’s still 12 more names to follow!
Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head down below for a nice overview of the full line-up.