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Great Apes stream new single “The Mill” digital charity single

San Fransisco punks Great Apes have released a new single called “The Mill.” The songs was recorded in December 2016 and is now being released as a charity single with all proceeds going towards the White Helmets organization. On the subject of the song, the band says:

The song’s lyrics were written as a memorial homage to Brian’s grandfather, who passed away recently at the age of 105. Given that he was a Jewish refugee who immigrated from Austria-Hungary to Detroit to escape the rising tide of European fascism during the nineteen twenties, we found it fitting to donate to an organization that works actively to aid those in Syria.

You can check the song out below.

Video: Smoking Popes perform “Someday I’ll Smile Again” on Live From The Rock Room

Pop-punk legends the Smoking Popes have released a brand new, live performance video. It’s for the track “Someday I’ll Smile Again,” and they recorded it for Live From The Rock Room, which is coincidentally run by the band’s once-and-present drummer, Mike Felumlee. Check it out below.

“Someday I’ll Smile Again” was released by Asian Man Records back in September as one of the first two new tracks from the band’s original lineup in eighteen years. It’s due for physical release on that same label sometime next year.

Kepi Ghoulie and Herve Peawee release two The Clash covers on 7″

Former Groovie Ghoulies frontman Kepi Ghoulie and Herve Peawee have teamed up to bring two great The Clash covers on one 7″.

Kepi takes vocal duties on “Straight To Hell” and Hervé sings “Lover’s Rock”. The 7″ comes with two inserts, including art by Kepi and Stardumb Records’ Stefan Tijs.

The 7″ will be out Dec. 31st, but if you pre-order now you’ll receive an exclusive Kepi postcard set as a bonus! You can pre-order it here.

Chotto Ghetto stream new song “Internet Eye” from upcoming album “Monstrosity”

Three years after heading into the studio to record a new album titled Monstrosity, LA’s Chotto Ghetto have announced the LP will be released on May 5th, 2017 through Asian Man Records.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on Monstrosity, which the band describes as a concept album, come to light. Chotto Ghetto last released Sparkles in 2012.

The Queers announce series of 7″ splits – ‘Split Hits The Fans’

Pop-punk veterans The Queers have announced a new series of 7″ split records, called Split Hits The Fans. The first release in the series, The Queers Regret Making A Record With Bass Amp and Dano, has The Queers teaming up with the St. Louis party punkers.

The release is due out in January 2017 from Failure Records & Tapes. We’ll get your more info. on this release, and the subsequent ones in the series, as soon as we learn more.

Lemuria celebrating debut album’s 10th anniversary with reissue & US tour

Lemuria have announced Asian Man Records will be reissuing their debut album Get Better in honor of its 10th anniversary. The LP comes with a bonus 7″ featuring two previously unreleased tracks from the album’s recording sessions.

You can listen to one of those songs (“Big Gold Adults”) below, and get your pre-orders in here.

In addition to this reissue, Lemuria’s also announced a Get Better 10th anniversary tour with Mikey Erg. The 2017 tour will see the band playing the album in its entirety in cities across the US from mid-January through early March. Tour dates can be found below.

Cheap Girls releases two new songs – “Lousy” and “Big Surprise”

Michigan’s Cheap Girls are now streaming two new songs, which you can listen to below.

“Lousy” and “Big Surprise” are being released digitally through Asian Man Records; no word if these tracks will be part of a larger collection or album.

Cheap Girls last released “God’s Ex-Wife” (a collection of rarities and b-sides) last month through Asian Man.

The Exquisites stream new album “Home”

Seattle’s Exquisites have made their new album Home available to stream ahead of its October 14th release on Asian Man Records.

You can give the record a listen below.

Home will be the band’s first full-length in 3 years, following their 2013 self-titled album. You can pre-order the LP here.

Great Apes release “California Heart” on Asian Man Records

Hopefully you already read our advance review of the new album from San Francisco’s Great Apes, and now you can hear it for yourself.  California Heart dropped last Thursday, and you can check it out below.  The 10-track album is the band’s second full-length, and their first release since the Playland EP.

California Heart was released on Asian Man Records, and you can pick it up here.

The Murderburgers stream new album “The 12 Habits of Highly Defective People”

Scottish pop-punks The Murderburgers are now streaming their new album “The 12 Habits of Highly Defective People.” You can check it out below.

The album officially releases on the 14th of October via Asian Man Records. Pre-order it here.

Album Review: Great Apes – “California Heart”

Great Apes are a band unafraid to tackle a meaty concept on their releases. Their last EP Playland dealt with the homogenization and subsequent loss of identity of frontman Brian Moss’s native San Francisco. This, the band’s second full length release, uses the fictional story of a disaffected adolescent to explore a range of subjects including mental illness, isolation, marriage, suburban living, drugs, bullying and more. Although the narrator is fictional, the issues that are discussed are easily relatable for anyone who has ever felt alienated or alone. All of this might suggest that this is a very downbeat album. Not at all. This album bursts with life and vitality.

Opener California Heart places our (anti) hero in a cul-de-sac in Fresno. It’s immediately clear that all is not well in their world. The song captures the protagonists feelings of impotence as they struggle to live up to society’s expectations. Although this might sound like a dark opener, the music is a bright and energetic pop-punk affair. It would be just as easy to just crank this up loud on a carefree sunny day. “The Last Days Of Tranquility” has the character finding sanctuary in nature and escaping from an uncaring world. It’s a powerful song with Moss’s voice bearing a striking resemblance to a less political but equally as erudite Conor Oberst. “Saint Brasher” has the central figure discovering the power of literature. Moss cleverly inserts names of landmark novels that deal with isolation and alienation into the lyrics.

The cathartic nature of the subject matter belies the variety of music on offer. This is true bay area pop punk to the core. The choruses are catchy and memorable and there are some suitably raucous shout along moments. While the band are adept at tweaking the boundaries of Pop punk, there are no 6 minute epics or wistful acoustic numbers. “Brown dots” and “Regarding You in Me” tear along with hints of Jawbreaker’s ear for melodic hardcore hooks.. “Chuckchansi’s Complacency for Beginners” slows the pace a little with a more early 90s Pearl Jam feel. “Prom Com” highlights the central characters disgust at the shallowness and narcissism of the people around them. It contains all the gutsy fire of an Avail song but with more searching introspection.

The album ends with two songs that documents the character’s feelings of despondence and abandonment. “Shut In with the Burden” deals with the agony of their depression and continued social isolation. It contains the powerful lyric “These days are the pages I don’t want to read”. Album finale, “The Escapist”, sees the central character resigned to their perceived fate. It’s testament to the band that that these themes come across as even handed full stops to the album. In that way they recall some of J Church’s most heartfelt moments.

This album deals with some often dark and complex subject matter but follows the melodic and catchy precepts of pop punk. It is a clever juxtaposition of the two that succeeds thanks to the bands adherence to the concept. Musically, it is tight and cohesive with all fat cut away. This is a multifaceted and accomplished album that rewards repeat listens. A sunny album with a troubled heart.

4/5 Stars

The Murderburgers (Pop-Punk) Release Music Video For “Lung Capacity”

Glasgow, Scotland based pop-punk act The Murderburgers have released a music video for their song “Lung Capacity.” Check it out below.

The song comes from their upcoming album “The 12 Habits Of Highly Defective People,” which will be released October 14th, 2016 through Asian Man Records.

Cheap Girl streams new album “God’s Ex-Wife Collection”

Michigan’s Cheap Girls have just started streaming their brand new album “God’s Ex Wife Collection”. The album’s twelve tracks create a sound heavily reminiscent of 90’s era rock, which you can check out below.

“God’s Ex Wife Collection” was released via Asian Man Records, and can be bought on the band’s bandcamp page for $8. This marks the band’s first release since Famous Graves, which they released in May 2014 on Xtra Mile Recordings.

The Exquisites streaming new song – “Make A Song”

Seattle punk/rock band The Exquisites are now streaming a new track off their upcoming album. Listen to “Make A Song” over at Consequence of Sound, right here.

The track comes from the band’s album, Home, which is due out on October 14th via Asian Man Records. You can pre-order the release on vinyl here.

Home will be the first full-length from The Exquisites since they released their self-titled album in 2013.

Smoking Popes streaming two news songs, new live video

Pop-punk legends the Smoking Popes are now streaming two brand news songs. Listen to “Simmer Down” and “Someday I’ll Smile Again” below.

The songs are the first recordings from the original lineup in 18 years. These two songs will be included with more recordings on a new physical release sometime in 2017 via Asian Man Records.

Along with the recordings, Live! from The Rock Room also posted a video of the band performing “Simmer Down” live. Check that out below the music.

The Smoking Popes last released This Is Only A Test in March 2011, also on Asian Man Records.