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Right On, Kid (pop punk) release video from Tracer

Albuquerque pop punkers Right On, Kid have shared a video for ‘Tracer’ from their EP, ‘When Words Are Enough which came out earlier this year. The band features Ryan Rumchaks from the bands Knuckle Puck and Homesafe ‘on vocals.

The EP is out now via Manic Kat Records. Check out the video below.



Blink-182 share clip of new song ‘Darkside’

If you send a text to 323-831-0182 you can hear a sneak preview of blink-182’s new song, “Darkside,” which will be released this Friday. Of course, you might not want to waste a text on your phone plan, so you can check out the clip below (this one sounds quite good).

The new album is out September 20.



Noise Brigade (pop punk) share video for ‘Color In’

Back in April we had an exclusive stream of ‘Color In’ the first single from Portland pop punks Noise Brigade‘s EP ‘Find What You Love And Let It Consume You’. The band have now released a video for the same song.

Since our exclusive, the EP has been released on Manic Kat Records.

Check out the new video below.



Album Review: Prince Daddy and the Hyena – “Cosmic Thrill Seekers”

Here’s the short version: Cosmic Thrill Seekers is a great fucking album. There I said it. If that’s all you need to know, you can load up Spotify and move on. There lies good music. 

Now, here’s the long story: Prince Daddy & the Hyena are a raucous emo act from Albany, New York. But, you could just as easily call them ambitious pop punk, if you were so inclined. Their sound is one of massive hooks, snarling and gravel-affected vocals, trilling guitar lines, and Jeff Rosenstock bells and whistles (mostly literally). Cosmic Thrill Seekers is a concept album about the long-felt fallout of a bad trip, each song melding into the next in perfect cohesion. From start to finish, the listener is treated to a personal, aspirational, and bombastic experience that might just be the culmination of not only a sound, but of a scene. 

“I Lost My Life” begins the album with strummed chords and a gentle melody before introducing lead singer’s Kory Gregory growl of a vocal. Being unfamiliar with Prince Daddy & the Hyena’s work prior, I wasn’t expecting such a labored tone—honestly sounding more like the rough singing voice of Scott “Stza” Sturgeon than the clear and conversational tone of bands like Mom Jeans and Modern Baseball. It grows on you though, and it’s inclusion ties it into the greater tradition of punk music, rather than gating it off in the much more respectable emo community. And I think that’s an important element of Prince Daddy’s sound here. Cosmic Thrill Seekers is an amalgam of musical influences (I hear stirrings of American Idiot, Welcome to the Black Parade, and The Monitor being some of them), but its delivery is youthful and expressive. In the same way older punks balk at the theatrics of the genre, Prince Daddy wallows in them. 

The angular solos and big shout-alongs of “I Lost My Life” lead to “Lauren (Track 2),” which could potentially be my song of the summer. It’s opening lyric, “Lauren! So glad you heard me calling!” is the sort of line that can unite a crowd. The riff that precedes it, noodling guitars punctuated with power chords, opens the song with explosive energy. It feels like hot summer nights staring into a wide-open future. Prince Daddy & the Hyena excel at writing earworms molded by their own idiosyncratic musical vision; throughout Cosmic Thrill Seekers hooky pop songs are transformed into frenetic punk rock, but they do it by knowing which buttons to press. Sometimes the guitar is this great rumbling force, sometimes it’s not playing nearly as much as you think it is; the band goes from tremolo leads to arpeggio picked bridges complete with falsetto vocals. If there’s one thing Prince Daddy understands, it’s that a song never need be boring. And this sense of constant change, of dynamic arrangement, makes for a much more intense and engaging listen than if they were played straight, so to speak. 

One of my favorite songs, “Slip”, begins with an alt-rock chord riff with a couple drum hits as emphasis. From there, it explodes into a verse so emotionally intense that the melody comes out in spite of the Kory Gregory’s near-screams. It’s chorus is one of the highlights of the album for me, and it features a handful of lyrics that feel intimate and personal (“He says all my friends are so hard to read…”), which become the seeds for rousing anthemics. This is a common thread throughout Cosmic Thrill Seekers, and perhaps it’s greatest triumph: the sublimation of personal experience into something loud, vital, and exciting. 

Without a doubt, this is an album that’ll come up again and again for the rest of the year. It’ll be talked about in top ten lists, and for a lot of us, it’ll be one of those albums that follows you around for the rest of your life. And really, it’s easy to see why. Cosmic Thrill Seekers has the songs to make it possible. The instrumentation is exciting, but nothing anyone who’s listened to PUP or Jeff Rosenstock hasn’t heard in some way or another. The concept is interesting, but Direct Hit! did a drug related concept album just the other year. But, the songs—the songs here form a steady foundation for everything else to be built on, and subsequently flourish. And now that these songs are out in the world, I, for one, am better for it. It’s as simple as that. 

 



Bakers Eddy (pop-punk, Australia) release music video for “Can’t Afford It”

Melbourne, Australia pop-punk act Baker’s Eddy have released a video for their new single, “Can’t Afford It,” which was released by the bands’ new home, Ivy League Records, on July 10th.

You can check out the video below.

Bakers Eddy last released the single “Jack Shit For You” in September 2017.



DS Exclusive: Rough Dreams premiere new music video, “The Cold Sweat Shakes”

Ya’ll like music, right? And new music videos? I mean, why else would you come to a music news website, am I right?

Today we’ve got something special for ya’ – straight from the heartland, well the south I suppose, but Rough Dreams is a “Midwest-style” punk band out of Tennessee infused with a personal, and intimate sound which if nothing else, you can be sure is coming straight from the heart. Mason-Dixon be damned! Today they are premiering a music video dedicated to the songs that move us, “The Cold Sweat Shakes”. You can stream “The Cold Sweat Shakes” below.

Rough Dreams is a self-described “indie band with roots in punk rock [who] take their name from Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve got Dreams to Remember'”, and draw heavily on inspiration from bands like Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker, and The Swellers. Their self-titled debut EP was released earlier this year via Coffin Curse Records, and recorded jointly “in Knoxville by Zach Householder (Whitechapel) and Miah Lajeunesse (The Sound Lair) as well as in Saginaw, MI with Nick Diener (The Swellers) at Oneder Studios.” It was mixed and mastered by Nick Diener and is available for streaming and name your price purchase on Rough Dreams’ bandcamp.

Enjoy the premiere!



DS Exclusive: Harker release “Dead Ends” video

Photo by Rina Kim

We absolutely love Harker here at DS, and we’re stoked to present their brand new video for their recent single “Dead Ends” for your viewing pleasure.

The video was put together by the band and Claire James as an homage to b-movie horror – Harker vocalist and guitarist  Mark Boniface had the following to say about the clip:

‘We’re all influenced by horror films – something I’ve always wanted to be involved in since I was a teenager. This video we tried to encapsulate everything we love about them. Stretching to areas of spooky, gore, quirky, b-movie and downright entertaining. “

You can check out the video using the player below, alongside their forthcoming tour dates.

Listen to “Dead Ends” on Spotify by clicking here.



The Overjoyed (Pop Punk, Greece) Stream Video for Single “Beach”

Greek pop punkers The Overjoyed have just released a video for their track “Beach”. The tune appears on the album Aced Out which came out earlier this year.

You can watch the video for “Beach” below.



Nine Line (Pop-Punk, Richmond) stream new song “Now Forgotten”

Richmond, VA pop-punk act Nine Line are streaming their new song “Now Forgotten,” which comes from their upcoming EP, All You’ve Ever Known, that is set to be released on August 4th.

You can give the song a listen below.

Nine Line last released Like I’m Sinking in June 2017.



Grayscale announce new album “Nella Vita”

California pop-punk band Grayscale have announced their new album. Nella Vita is released September 6th via Fearless Records. The mark the announcement, the band have released advance single “In Violet”, which is up now on Spotify

In addition, the band are to tour the UK/Europe in the Fall with Real Friends. Dates are below.



Ate Bit (Pop Punk, NY) Stream Album “Couch Surfer”

Breacon, New York pop punk outfit Ate Bit have just released their second full-length album. The effort is titled Couch Surfer and you can check it out in its entirety below. Obviously, if you like it, go grab a copy!

The previous release by the fast-paced melodic punks, excluding singles from Couch Surfer, was the 2017 seasonal EP, Christmas Bites. 



Like Mike (pop-punk) stream new single “High Life”

Georgia pop-punks Like Mike are streaming their latest single entitled “High Life” and I must admit, it’s pretty damn catchy.

You can check it out below.

“High Life” is the first new music from Like Mike since 2017’s single “Fired Up.”



Pardon Us (punk) stream “Inconvenient Reminder” off upcoming album “Wait”

If ever there was a single song stream that could convince me to buy an entire album without hearing the entire thing, this might be it. Liverpool’s gritty pop-punk act Pardon Us will be releasing “Wait” on September 13th through Everything Sucks Music (UK) and Johann’s Face Records (US). To prime their fans they’re streaming the track “Inconvenient Reminder” ahead of the release and it 100% grabbed my attention. Let it grab yours below.

Of the track, the band writes:

Much of our music is about being directionless 30-somethings but more ‘political’ tracks like Inconvenient Reminder have found their way into our writing in response to events in recent years.

This will be the Pardon Us’s first release since the 2017 self-titled EP.



New, Noteworthy & Free: Prince Daddy & The Heyena’s new album “Cosmic Thrill Seekers”

It is an absolute mystery to me how New York’s Prince Daddy & The Hyena aren’t signed to a prominent label or how not more people are talking about them. But then again, maybe they are now. With the release of their new album “Cosmic Thrill Seekers” this band is destined to end up on a lot more people’s radars. If I had to try to describe it I think I’d go with Fat Wreck’s Closet Friends meets Jeff Rosenstock, but draw your own comparisons by streaming the entire album below. If you dig what you hear you can download it for free on bandcamp.



Project Revise premiere new music video, “Just a Story”

Here’s some brand spankin’ new tunage out of the UK from pop/skatepunk trio, Project Revise. The boys have been pumping out these videos for awhile now, covering every track off their last EP, Songs That Sound Like Songs (2017), and now moving on to work on their next scheduled EP which is already under way. So, here’s yet ANOTHER Dying Scene premiere for a finely executed music video from our friends at Project Revise. This one if called “Just a Story” and it’s streaming at you live from the comfort of your own living room below.

If you’re in the area, be sure and check them out opening for The Bottom Line at The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham, UK on July 9.