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Hilltop Rats (Pop Punk, WA) Stream Video For “Long Way Home”

Tacoma-based pop punk outfit Hilltop Rats are allowing fans to stream a video for their track “Long Way Home”. The tune has been taken from the band’s album Endless Summer, which is out now on Felony Records. You can check it out below.

According to their Facebook page, Hilltop Rats have recently recruited a new guitarist and are currently bringing them up-to-speed. The band have also hinted at a “surprise” coming this Christmas time.



Sniper 66 release video for ‘In His Grave’ ahead of new album release

Sniper 66 have released a video for ‘In His Grave’ ahead of their November release of their full length ‘Annihilator’. They had previously released a video for ‘Make It Mine’ earlier this month.

Check out the video for the driving punk anthem below.



DS Photo Gallery: Oh The Humanity, Tiny Stills, KCUF and Brook Pridemore – Cambridge, MA

Almost unarguably, one of the best parts of living in the greater Boston area is the small, passionate community of people working hard and on an independent level to continue to provide an outlet for artists, musicians and creators of all shapes and sizes. There’s been a lot of hand-wringing about the seemingly endless gentrification across the area and the resulting demise of smaller, independent venues, but I’ll be damned if there aren’t some inspiring people and places keeping the scene’s heart pumping strong. Take Charlie’s Kitchen, for example. The two-floor , diner-style burger joint nestled away in Cambridge’s Harvard Square plays host to live music on Monday nights, featuring bills curated by Rebuilder‘s Daniel Carswell, always chock full of  solo troubadours and great local and national indie rock and punk bands.

Such was the scene last Monday, when Los Angeles’ Tiny Stills came to town to kick off a run down the east coast that ended with an appearance at Fest in Gainesville. The (I guess we’re calling them) power-pop quartet anchored by singer-songwriter Kailynn West are still on the road in support of their new album Laughing Into The Void, which is one of the catchiest and important albums of 2018 — more on that in the future. They were joined on this night by fellow Fest-ers Oh The Humanity!, the local five-piece who play a particularly shred-worthy metal-infused brand of skate punk that would make bands like A Wilhelm Scream proud. Local project KCUF – Ken and Chris’s Undecided Franchise – played second on this night. While they’re still a relatively new collective, the members are scene vets instantly recognizable from other outlets like Loser’s Circle and Coffin Salesman and OC45 and The Radicals and Live Nude Girls and Back Door Key and probably like 800 other projects I’m forgetting. Boston is a delightfully incestuous place sometimes. Kicking things off was Brook Pridemore, who himself was wrapping up a fairly lengthy run before heading home to Brooklyn. Calling Pridemore a “solo acoustic folk punk” act probably does a disservice to both Brook Pridemore and to your boilerplate solo acoustic folk punks. There’s doom metal and dark humor and fuzzed out guitars and synth pedals (or whatever) and a bunch of other ingredients thrown in the blender in a way that makes Pridemore a unique performer.

It’s nights like these filled with bands out grinding that keep the scene alive. And at Charlie’s, it happens every Monday. Head below to catch our full photo rundown, and stay tuned for more.



DS Photo Gallery: Bouncing Souls and Swingin Utters from Webster Underground, Hartford, CT

If you’re like me and “of a certain age” and grew up embedded in the Epitaph/Fat Wreck Chords sound of the early 1990’s, you’ve no doubt got a special place in your heart for the Bouncing Souls and the Swingin’ Utters. And though both bands have been rather steadily plying their respective wears for thirty-ish years, unless you caught them opening for Descendents together back in 1996 or maybe at a handful of festival one-offs, you probably never got the chance to see them together. And so it was with great anticipation that the Souls announced that the Utters would be the sole opener on a quick three-day run of dates in the greater NYC area. The second of those three shows was at the tiny Webster Underground in Hartford last Saturday, and yours truly was one of the lucky ones crammed into the dimly lit glorified hallway of a black-painted-plywood walled venue for the festivities.

The Utters took the stage first promptly at 8:30pm. This three-show run opening for the Souls served as a break roughly at the halfway point of the legendary Santa Cruz band’s own eastern US headlining tour, and because there were only two bands on the bill — shoutout to two-band show bills, by the way — the Utters were afforded a longer-than-average slot. This resulted in a stellar eighteen-song (by my count) set that spanned the bulk of the band’s three-decade career. I had seen the Utters headline in New Hampshire earlier in the week and left just about as thoroughly impressed by the quartet (longtime partners Johnny Bonnel and Darius Koski joined by newest bassist Tony Teixeira and fill-in drummer Max Katz) as I had been at any time I’d seen them in the past. This show raised the bar to even loftier heights, with a varied setlist that found traditional favorites like “Windspitting Punk” and “The Librarians Are Hiding Something” joined by some of the more recent odd-tempo Bonnel-penned tracks like personal highlight “Dubstep.” Every handful of years, it seems like the Utters go through a particularly productive writing and touring phase, and based on their recent album, Peace And Love, and the two shows I caught last week, here’s hoping we’re in one of those cycles.

By the time the Souls hit the stage, the sold-out crowd had packed sardine style into the venue, and remained a frenetic ball of energy from the opening notes of “Hopeless Romantic” to the closing notes of “Night On Earth” more than an hour later. The Hartford area has been starved for good punk shows for a while – the Webster tends to draw a more metal-influenced crowd – and even though the average age was…well…clearly Souls fans from back in the day, that didn’t stop the constant whirling dervish and barrage of crowd surfers from matching the band’s energy. If you closed or eyes or at least just squinted, you’d have sworn it was 1998 all over again. “Monday Morning Ant Brigade” and “These Are The Quotes From Our Favorite ’80s Movies” and “I Like Your Mom” were fun additions to a set, and are proof that the band still maintain their goofy sense of humor amidst a set that is also chock full of anthemic rallying cries. Oh, and speaking of the band’s energy; it is not hyperbole or said with any malice to previous drummers to state that the addition of George Rebelo behind the kit equates to the most steady, rock solid lineup of the band’s three-decade career. There was obviously early scuttlebutt that they might throw in the towel when Michael McDermott left back in 2013 after a 14 year run, and boy would that have been a mistake.

Head below for our photo rundown from a night that was truly one for the books.



Talk Wrong (pop-punk) stream new song “Natural Causes” off upcoming EP “Feral Bearings”

Syracuse pop punk band Talk Wrong are streaming a brand new song off of their upcoming EP, Feral Bearings. The track is called “Natural Causes” and it is the first out of 5 total that the band has shared ahead of the release of their debut record.

You can stream the song below.



Wolf-Face stream new single release “Owen is a Dracula/Still Golden”

Florida furry punks Wolf-Face have released a brand new 2-song record named Owen is a Dracula/Still Golden. The record features brand new songs in all of the same awesomeness we have come to expect from some of our favourite Floridian punkers.

Check it out below.



Citizen stream new song “open your Heart”, announce tour dates with The Story So Far and Turnover

Ohio alt-rock quintet Citizen are sharing the new track ‘Open Your Heart’ ahead of their upcoming extensive US tour with The Story So Far and Turnover (tour dates below).

In 2017, Citizen released their third album, “As You Please”, through Run For Cover Records. You can stream their new song below.



DS Photo Gallery: Swingin’ Utters with Gallows Bound and Michael Kane & The Morning Afters, Dover, NH

With any luck, some of you have been paying attention while something truly remarkable has been happening on the eastern half of the US and Canada for the last couple weeks. That something, specifically, is the Swingin’ Utters tour in support of their solid new album, Peace And Love.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Even for a master of hyperbole such as yourself, this is a new level, Stone!” You’d be correct about the first half of that statement, but dead wrong about the last. At least, that’s the overwhelming feeling I had in watching the Bay Area punk legends as they took the owned the stage at the Dover Brickhouse in Dover, New Hampshire. It was a cold, drizzly Wednesday night that saw a small crowd that gathered upstairs in the brick-and-dark-wood adorned venue that creates a vibe that’s equal parts brew pub and sports bar (especially because the flat screens showing Game Four of the American League Championship Series remained on throughout). The Utters took the stage as a four-piece, with longtime partners-in-crime Johnny Bonnel and Darius Koski joined by their newest bassist, Tony Teixeira, and by Gabe Katz, filling in on drums for Luke Ray who was away at a family reunion. In spite of the latest in what’s become a series of line-up changes, the band totally delivered from note one, in a way that’s at the very least inspiring. It might stand to reason that a setlist in such a situation would be scaled down or overly reliant on material from the new album, but that wasn’t the case. Sure Peace And Love tracks were well-represented, but tunes like “No Eager Man” and “Windspitting Punk” and “The Next In Line” and “The Librarians Are Hiding Something” were as vibrant, vital, and well-received as ever.

Support on this run (aside from three dates that find the Utters playing alongside Bouncing Souls in the greater NYC area – more on that later) came from Gallows Bound, and Michael Kane And The Morning Afters served as local opener, venturing up from Worcester, MA, for the mid-week opportunity to play alongside a venerated and influential band like the Utters. Gallows Bound, if you’re not familiar, are a five-piece from Winchester, Virginia, whose sound is delightfully hard to pin down. “Appalachian Punk Bluegrass” is what they’re billed as and is a fairly accurate description, with the acoustic-driven instrumentation and dueling vocalists (Jordan Joyes and Jesse Markle) trading duties and allowing elements of country and punk and folk and gothic undertones to meld in a unique way. Michael Kane and crew, who you may recognize as among our local favorites, are a working-class rock-and-roll band with influences that are equal parts The Clash, Tom Petty and, as evidenced by their set-closing rendition of “Born To Run,” Bruce Springsteen.

Head below to scroll through our photo gallery from the evening!

 



Anti-Flag release video for “Should I Stay or Should I Go” (The Clash cover)

Pennsylvania political punks Anti-Flag have released a video for “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”, a cover of the iconic track originally by The Clash, which you can watch below.

This video comes fresh on the heels of last month’s release of the band’s acoustic album, “American Reckoning.” The album, released via Spinefarm Records, can also be streamed below.



The Dutch Rudders (melodic hardcore) stream new album “Are You Miserable?”

Belgium punks The Dutch Rudders are now streaming their new album, “Are You Miserable?”. The independently released album can be streamed below. It is the band’s first release since their 2012 demo, “Shame is for the Weak.” 



Iron Chic and Toys That Kill release two singles from split EP

Iron Chic of Long Island has teamed up with Toys That Kill of San Pedro to release a split EP via Recess Records.

You can preview the album by checking out “The Old Man of Crete” by Iron Chic and “The Cut Up Boy” by Toys That Kill below. Then head over here to pre-order the entire EP.

The last release from Toys That Kill was their 2016 music video for “Four String”, from their 2016 album “Sentimental Ward” via Recess Records. Iron Chic’s most recent release was their 2017 LP “You Can’t Stay Here”, released via SideOneDummyRecords.



Wolf Face release “Owens is a Dracula” and “Still Golden”

Floridian punks Wolf Face have released two new singles, “Owens is a Dracula” and “Still Golden.” You can stream both songs, released through Mooster Records, below.

The band’s last musical release was their 2016 album “Love Songs For The Lycanthropic”, also released through Mooster Records.



Urochromes (punk) stream new 7-inch “The Beat Sessions”

Urochromes (Massachusetts) are streaming their new 7″ titled “The Beat Sessions”. Set to release on October 26th via Drunken Sailer Records, this is one hard hitting slice of punk pie.

Check it out below.



The Menzingers get freaky with “The Freaks”

The Menzingers just released their new song “The Freaks”. The song features some powerfull melodies and excellent songwriting. For the accompanying music video the band teamed up with director Adam Peditto. The video features a Halloween party, which has a beautiful melancholly feel to it, something we see quite a lot in Peditto’s work.

Check out the video and their tour dates below. 



Three Day Millionaires (punk, UK) streamnew single “The Snub”

UK Punk act Three Day Millionaires are streaming their new single, The Snub.

You can give it a listen below.

Three Day Millionaires last released their self-titled EP in 2015.