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Face To Face release another new song from upcoming live album

Ahead of their contribution to the Fat Wreck Chords‘ Live In A Dive series, Face To Face have released another song. The live version of ‘All Or Nothing’, which features on the album ‘Laugh Now, Laugh Later’, can now be heard. The forthcoming twelve-song live album will feature tracks from across the band’s extensive career. The set was performed over the course of three nights at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus earlier this year.

‘Live In A Dive’ is out October 18th; you can listen to ‘All Or Nothing’ below.



Mono in Stereo premiere new music video, “Different Kind of Man”

Mono in Stereo is a band on the up and up. They released their second album on Rum Bar RecordsCan’t Stop The Bleeding, in June of this year, along with an earlier released video for “The Conversation” which Dying Scene premiered here. Since then they’ve been tapped for punk rock glory by having a song of theirs featured in the upcoming Joselito Seldera feature film, Screw City, which follows a young riot girl going through the struggle of post-high school band mate disssociation blues. Personally, as a guy who’s gone through five (official) drummers and a handful of bassists in just as many years, it’s a story I know all to well.

Today Mono in Stereo is releasing a new music video for the single “Different Kind of Man” , which tells another familiar tale of young love in the California desert. “The thought was Midwest punk in Southern California,” says Seldera, who also directed the video. “The clothes, the style, the vibe. Dusty and gritty. No beaches, no skaters or surfers or cool neighborhoods or anything like that. So we came up with a list of cool, sort of weird places well outside of L.A. and for two days we drove around the desert and shot at those places.”

The video tails two coed heroes on the fringes with subtle reminders through their caustic reality that God is love, and highlights the early sparks of infatuation and shifting persuasions… I think our grand-folks called that courting or something. The song is catchy and smile-inducing – think Bruce Springsteen meets Naked Raygun. It provides a great blend of classic bar room rock and roll with our beloved punk rock about opening up with one another and weeding out loneliness.”Let me pick you up at home tonight because we’re headed where the eagles dare. Left alone up to our own devices, there’s a lot of thing’s that we can share.” There’s a right way and there’s a wrong way, kiddos ,but more often than not we find ourselves somewhere in-between.

Seldera listed two videos as major influences: “I re-watched The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Sometimes Always’ video over and over, a thousand times, and even tried to emulate a few shots from that one. That and Camera Obscura’s ‘French Navy.’ I wanted to add a bit of a narrative in the way that video does.”

Stream the video for “Different Kind of Man” below.

 



DS Exclusive: Mike Watt talks Jumpstarted Plowhards, D. Boon, songwriting on the bass, Eddie Vedder, and so much more

Up until the dawn of the digital music revolution within the last couple of decades, generations of kids found out about new music in three real main ways: by stumbling into music videos on the actual television, by scouring the new releases put out by known and trusted record labels (see: Epitaph, Fat Wreck, Blue Note, Apple Records, etc), and by finding out who your favorite artists liked and respected and toured with and diving headlong into that rabbit hole. I was twelve years old when first saw Pearl Jam’s video for “Even Flow” and was so captivated by it that…well…that I’ve continued to buy into whatever they’ve been selling for more than a quarter-century since. Because they’ve been more than vocal about their influences over the years, this meant exploring the catalogs of artists as varied as The Who and Daniel Johnston and Bad Religion and Cypress Hill and Fugazi and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and, thanks to the 1995 release Ball-Hog or Tugboat?, Mike Watt.

Ball-Hog or Tugboat? marked the first “solo” release for the founding bassist from both Minutemen and fIREHOSE, the latter of whom I only knew from having seen a poster for what would become their final full-length, Mr. Machinery Operator, hanging in the front window at Strawberries Music & Video at the Nashua Mall and not realizing that fIREHOSE and FireHouse were two different bands. Ball-Hog featured Watt supported by a diverse cast of characters that obviously included Eddie Vedder but also Dave Grohl and Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic and J Mascis and Frank Black and the Kirkwood brothers from Meat Puppets and Henry Rollins and Mark Lanegan and Flea and Kathleen Hanna and most of Sonic Youth and a bunch of others. It was ground-breaking and genre-bending and was really a perfect look into the future of what was to come for Watt’s career going forward.

If you haven’t been able to keep track of the sheer number of projects – or proj’s, as Watt refers to him in his trademark San Pedro patois – that Watt has been involved with in the years since, that’s no slight on you; it’s overwhelming. There’s Dos, a duo that featured Watt and ex-Blag Flag bassist (and eventually Watt’s ex-wife) Kira Roessler. There’s Unknown Instructors, which had Watt and his Minutemen/fIREHOSE drummer George Hurley joined by Joe Baiza, Jack Brewer and Dan McGuire. There was Big Walnuts Yonder, and Il Sogno del Marinaio, and The Hand To Man Band, and a bunch of years with The Stooges, and another proj with Novoselic and friends called Anywhere. There was obviously The Secondmen, followed obviously by the Missingmen. And honestly, there were a bunch more that I’m not going to pretend to have committed to memory right now.

Next up out of the chute from the iconic Watt is a proj known as Jumpstarted Plowhards. It’s a unique endeavor that found Watt team up with Todd Congelliere (Toys That Kill, FYP, founder of Recess Records). Watt wrote a handful of tracks on bass and sent a fifteen-song CD-R to “Todd Cong,” who not only wrote guitar lines and lyrics, but recruited a different drummer to play on every track. The first eight of those tracks now appear as a release called Round One that’s due out October 4th on Recess Records. Joining Watt and Congelliere are Hurley, Jimmy Felix from Toys That Kill, Patty Schemel of Hole fame, Brian Brunuk from Fartbarf, Trevor Rounseville from Clown Sounds, Jerry Trebotic from Watt’s Secondmen band, Raul Morales from Watt’s Missingmen project, and Neighborhood Brats‘ Nick Aguilar, who’s not only joining Watt on drums for his solo tour that kicked off last week, but who is also the son of a high school classmate of all three Minutemen (Watt, Hurley and, of course, the  inimitable D. Boon).

You can pre-order Round One right here, though jump on it because some options are already gone. But you can also head below to read our Q&A with the iconic Watt. It’s one of the more enjoyable conversations I’ve ever conducted for this here website, due entirely to Watt’s jovial nature and his willingness to talk about all portions of the long, strange trip its been since he and D. Boon met as thirteen-year-olds, picked up a couple of cheap guitars, and started jamming out to Creedence Clearwater Revival songs before even knowing how to tune their instruments. Also, head here to see where you can catch Watt’s current Missingmen incarnation out on the road, including an October 11th date here in the Boston area; it’s Watt’s sixty-seventh tour of more than a month! Thanks for being you, Watt!

Photo credit: Steve Linsley.



Tightwire (punk) premiere video for new song “AYL” off upcoming Red Scare comp

Are you listening?  Minneapolis pop-punk act Tightwire wants to know in their brand new track “AYL” which we’re stoked to premiere in the form of a music video for you loyal readers. Check it out along with the band’s upcoming tour dates with Masked Intruder below.

Here’s a quote from the band about the track that I couldn’t be more on the same page with:

I was sitting at my neighborhood bar yelling, “Are you listening?!” at some friends. They weren’t, so I wrote a song that has nothing to do with that situation. It speaks more on my frustration with people being unable to properly communicate with each other. Just because you don’t see eye to eye with someone doesn’t make them a bad person. Stop being a judge-y prick. Listen to each other, try to understand, and move forward from there. At the end of the day we’re all going to die, so fuck it, be pleasant to each other. Or don’t. I don’t really give a shit.

“AYL” is just one of many previously-unreleased songs to appear on “Red Scare Industries: 15 Years of Tears and Beers,” a compilation celebrating the label’s 15th anniversary. This is the first new music from Tightwire since 2018’s debut album “Six Feet Deep.”

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Grade 2 release video for “Tired Of It” and detail US tour

Isle of Wight, UK street punk trio Grade 2 are to release their third album, and Hellcat Records debut on October 11th. Ahead of the release of Graveyard Island, they’ve put out a video for a track from it, “Tired Of It”.

The band play the US throughout October to support the album, with dates on both sides of the country. Watch the video and check the tour info below.



After The Fall and Brutal Youth to release split 7″

Canadian punks Brutal Youth and Albany based skate punks After The Fall are to release a split 7″ on Paper + Plastick Records on October 18th. The EP is out to coincide with Fest and features two new tracks from both bands.

No advance tracks or pre-order links yet, but we’ll keep you posted…



Sniper 66 announce Deutschland “Annihilate Tour”

Austin, TX street punks Sniper 66 have announced a 15 day European tour through Germany. Check those dates below.



Bitch Queens release video for song “City of Class”

Swiss punk-rock quartet Bitch Queens have released a video for their song “City of Class”. The song represents the bands harsh relationship with the place they live. The video features shots of the band playing the new song, as well as the “Golden Ticket” to the city. The song also serves as the title track to the upcoming album due out September 27th via Lux Noise Records.

Check out the new video below.

The last release for Bitch Queens was 2017’s L.O.V.E. 



Part Time Killer streaming new song “System is Using You”

Finnish skate-punks Part Time Killer are streaming their new song “System is Using You”. The song comes off the band’s upcoming yet to be named album. Mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, the new album promises to be a gem.

Check out the new song below.

Part Time Killers released “Notes To Myself” back in February. If you’re a fan of Ten Foot Pole or Millencolin, you will enjoy these guys.



Protagonist (melodic) streaming new single “Generation Lost”

Florida melodic-punks Protagonist are streaming their new single “Generation Lost”. The new single is being released through Paper and Plastick, the song features a stirring piano intro and then slaps you in the face with a smooth, yet heavy, melodic masterpiece.

Check it out for yourself below.

Protagonist last released Jean Jackets back in 2015. No word yet on whether this might lead to a new album, but one can only hope.



Microwave release new video for “Mirrors” off new album

Atlanta emo-punks Microwave have released a video for their song “Mirrors” off of their recent album Death is a Warm Blanket, which came out September 13th, via Pure Noise. The video features a young man embarking on a journey to find himself, which he does, literally. The video also features some live shots of the band and some cool effects. Microwave will be out on tour for the next little while in support of the new album.

Check out the new video as well as a list of dates below.

Microwave last released Much Love back in 2017. 



Filthy Hearts (punk) streaming new album “Beyond Repair”

Denver punks Filthy Hearts have unleashed a beast of a new album on the punk community, Beyond Repair features fourteen raw and emotional tracks and is being released through Hidden Home Records. From the thoughtful and brilliantly written “Ambulatory” to the heart-wrenching instant classic “Desire”, this is an album headed straight for the yearly top 10.

So do yourself a favor and check it out below.

This is the first new music from Filthy Hearts since 2016’s I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. If you’re a fan of Against Me! or Avail these guys kind of combine the best of both those giants. 



Cleopatra Records streaming Punk Rock Halloween 2 compilation

Cleopatra Records is streaming their latest installment in the Punk Rock Halloween compilation department Punk Rock Halloween 2. Featuring the likes of The Vandals, Pulley, Down By Law, Tsunami Bomb, and a whole host of other amazing bands covering some of your favorite Halloween classics.

Check it out below.

Cleopatra Records released Punk Rock Halloween back in 2017. Featuring an all-star cast of bands this is a must listen.



White Russian Records signs awesome new band Loud Love

I don’t know if its the fact that I’m enjoying my first hour of listening to punk at full blast since my son was born 3 weeks ago or the glass of deserrano I just downed but holy shit I’m digging what I’m hearing out of the recent White Russian Records signing Loud Love. The band describes themselves as “post-hardcore, postpunk, punkrock, hardcorepunk, emo, emorevival” and I guess that’s as good a description as any. To me they sound like a slightly more melodic early Fucked Up. In any case, you can draw your own conclusions by listening to the track “Angels Maintenance” off their upcoming self-titled EP below.



Never heard of “Midnight Punk” before but Bat Signal have made me a believer

Fuck. Yes. How have I not heard of Bat Signal already? Dear Readers, how have you not brought them to my attention earlier? Self branded as “Midnight Punk” I guess I can get on board with that. A little more gasoline than your standard “horror punk.” There’s no standup bass here or Romones-esque poppiness. Maybe Turbonegro meets Tiger Army? Ooowhee, those metal riffs! Anyway, the band just released a two song single “Loaded Gun / Like A Drug” and while the latter track is what absolutely caught my attention I’d be remiss if I didn’t direct you to the band’s 2017 full-length “Straight Out Of Midnight,” which I have promptly purchased only 4 songs in. Stream both below and if you dig what you hear head to bandcamp to download them for pay-what-you-want. You’re welcome.