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Burn Burn Burn (punk) streaming stripped down version of “Road to Ruin”

Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn are streaming there stripped down version of the song “Road to Ruin”. The song was originally released earlier this year on their record Chosen Family, and featured a full complement of vocal accoutrements. The newly released version peels away the background vocals and leaves all the singing up to France.

You can check out the new recording below.

Burn Burn Burn released Chosen Family earlier this year and you can check out what we had to say about it here. If you’re a fan of nineties punk these guys are for you.



Album Review: Burn Burn Burn – “Chosen Family”

Seattle’s Burn Burn Burn has always stayed firmly on my radar. As a young Against Me! fan, specifically the type to pride himself on liking Crime! more than White Crosses, I couldn’t help but take note of a band named after a sloppy, intense anarcho-anthem. Which, in retrospect, is funny—as Burn Burn Burn has nothing to connect themselves to that folky vein of anarcho-punk outside of their namesake. Still—they pull from melodic punk as much as skate punk and the result is fast, catchy, and unafraid of treading into vulnerable territory. With vocalist/lyricist Drew Smith at the helm, Burn Burn Burn feels as much like a diary as it does a party. Chosen Family is another night of headbanging and honest talk, and it comes with the band’s best songwriting to date.

The album opens with “Top Shelf,” a fast-paced rager with the emotional and melodic hook inhabiting the refrain, “I wish you had believed in me!” It’s a simple, direct song that sets the stage for the rest of the album, as well as a solid one-two (then: three-four) punch of some of Burn Burn Burn’s highlights. The next in this sequence is “Catharsis Now,” a catchy banger that features infectious backing vocals and some heart-wrenching lyrics. More so than any of their previous albums, Chosen Family truly feels cohesive in this respect. It’s a real album made with a vision in mind—and on it, Burn Burn Burn seem to have discovered themselves as well, carving out their own respectable niche in the broad, and sometimes monotonous, world of melodic punk.

“Gold Chains and Party Shirts” is one of my favorite tracks on Chosen Family. The title reflects the sense of humor inherent in Burn Burn Burn’s approach to punk rock, and the song itself straddles the line between big singalongs, chugging guitars, hardcore screams, and bendy solos—to put it simply, it captures Burn as they’ve never captured themselves before. “Sharks” continues the winning stretch with a Rancid-ish song that can’t help but pull you back to the joy you experienced hearing your first punk album, back when summer’s meant freedom and the future was a distant dream.

A good album isn’t anything more than good songs put in the right order and Chosen Family is a testament to that. It’s not a flashy album of production tricks or uniqueness for uniqueness’ sake—but it is a showcase in songwriting, and across the board, it excels. There are faults, of course (there’s always faults), and they show most in Smith’s lead vocal performance. The notes aren’t always hit, and the tone suffers from excessive straining. For the most part though, it does its job, while introducing another aspect of Burn Burn Burn’s story: that the songs they write are not disposable. They are personal, foundational to their identity—and they mean enough to be sung, vocal cracks or not.

Chosen Family is without a doubt Burn Burn Burn’s greatest work to date. It sounds like them, while simultaneously codifying what them means. Songs like “20th and Hendo” and “Gold Chains and Party Shirts” may very well come to represent the band’s live shows, fists in the air with voices raised and hoarse. Chosen Family is a raucous punk rock party built on an honest love for all the came before it, as well as the worn-on-the-sleeve emotionality that keeps it connecting to new listeners. It’s a worthy party, and I’m happy to be invited.  

 



Recommended Album Stream: Burn Burn Burn (punk) – “Chosen Family”

There are just too many bands now. Too many albums releasing every week, everything streaming on bandcamp and spotify. We just can’t cover them all anymore. You don’t need that. What you need is somebody you trust to tell you which of the many new punk albums released every week are worth your time. Take it from this weathered punkster, if you have a healthy appreciation for the 90’s Epifat sound, “Chosen Family,” the new banger from Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn, is one of those releases. Stream it below.

Chosen Family is the first new music from Burn Burn Burn since their 2018 release The Seoul Sessions. 



Burn Burn Burn (punk) streaming new single “Catharsis NOW!”

Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn are streaming the first single “Catharsis NOW!” off of their upcoming album Chosen Family. Being a huge fan of 90’s punk, this song brought me back to the glory days of Diesel Boy and NoFX, if this is a taste of what we can expect from the rest of the album we are in for a treat.

Check out the new single below.

Due out later this month, Chosen Family is the first new music from Burn Burn Burn since their 2018 release The Seoul Sessions. As mentioned above, if you enjoy Diesel Boy or NoFX these guys are for you, so check them out.



Top Drawer Records announce “14 Soda Punx” compilation, “Seattle Pop Punk Festival”

In 1993, Sicko front man Ean Hernandez’ label, Top Drawer Records released ’13 Soda Punx’, with Fastbacks, Sicko, Huevos Rancheros, Old Man, Model Rockets, Mr T Experience, Stand GT, The Stuppes, Young Fresh Fellows, The Primate 5, Bum, Cub, and The Smugglers.

Now 23 years later, they have announced the 2nd edition: ‘14 Soda Punx, with a mountain of Seattle based pop-punk bands such as Success, Burn Burn Burn, Ramona and more. The LP will be released and shipped following the 2 day Seattle Pop-Punk Music Festival on January 19 and 20 at the Highline in Seattle. To coincide with the release of the LP, Top Drawer Records will host a two-day music festival.

You can check out the compilation and festival information below.

You can pre-order the compilation on vinyl here.



OC45 announces 2017 summer tour dates

Boston punks OC45 will be touring the U.S. and Canada in August and September, and you can find all the dates and places in the tour poster below.

We already told you about OC45’s September dates with Teenage Bottlerocket and MakeWar, but before that, they will hit venues through the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, including a few dates with Seattle’s Burn Burn Burn.

OC45’s most recent release was this year’s Happy Accidents, which came out in January.  You can find their discography here.



Burn Burn Burn stream split, release music video for new track “Amber”

Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn have announced they will be releasing a split physically titled “NW Punk…Whatever.” The split is with Kids On Fire, Rat City Ruckus and Ten Pole Drunk on January 20, 2017, and will be released via Tiny Dragon Music. The split is already available to stream on Tiny Dragon Music’s Bandcamp page, you can listen below.

In addition the band has premiered a music video for their track “Amber” from the split. You can find the video below as well.



Burn Burn Burn announce west coast shows

Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn have announced they’ll be playing a short run of west coast shows in September. Check out the tour dates below to see if they’re stopping near you.

Burn Burn Burn released a split 7″ with South Korea’s Whatever That Means and a 3-way split with American Dischord & OC45 earlier this year. All of their music is available on Bandcamp.



Burn Burn Burn! and Whatever That Means stream split “Blowing Minds & Melting Faces”

Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn! release three B-sides from their 2015 EP “Have Fun” and South Korea’s Whatever That Means release three brand new tracks on a cross ocean split titled “Blowing Minds & Melting Faces” which you can stream in its entirety below.

The 7-inches will ship on August 1st. Pre-order one here.



American Dischord, OC45 and Burn Burn Burn! stream 3-way split

Holy shit! Very rarely do I find a split, let alone a 3 way split, where I love every single contribution by each band. Granted there is only one song from each but considering I wasn’t really too familiar with American Dischord, OC45 or Burn Burn Burn! I’d say this release accomplished its mission in making me a fan of all 3 punk acts.

The split appears to be self-released by the participating bands. Introduce yourself to 3 great up and coming punk acts by streaming it below.



EP Review: Burn Burn Burn!- “Have Fun”

Burn Burn Burn! delivers the music you’d expect from a band named after an obscure Against Me! song. Its loud and raucous and melodic and heartfelt. The Seattle boys seem less concerned with politics than their Gainesville counterparts, but the influence is felt all the same. As far as Pacific Northwest punk rock goes, this isn’t too uncommon– Cascadia is filled with punk rock that’s melodic but not poppy, passionate but not political. It all comes together as expression on the smallest scale; bands playing small stages in the side rooms of dive bars, coming in with a handful of songs, and leaving with bellies full of beer and sore throats. Have Fun is an EP in this vein, and its a true one, working as a complete, cohesive work as viable as any full length.

 Organ opens “Endless Summer Bummer,” giving way to a beat reminiscent of something 60’s and deliciously pop, but with the plaintive vocals of frontman Drew Smith they’re imbued with a sort of steadfast desperation. There’s a stuffiness to his voice here that makes me wonder if another take could’ve been used, but when he pushes his vocal cords it’s like he becomes a different person. The lyrics paint a picture of self loathing and nerves burnt from a hard lived youth. “What Doing” is a more traditionally punk rock song– fast and melodic with vocal lines that trip and stutter through speedy declarations. Burn Burn Burn!’s sound has a fair amount of Fat Wreck influence running through it, and it’s interesting to see how such a specific sound influenced bands that don’t necessarily warrant themselves as peers. There is tons of skate punk out there, but Burn Burn Burn! is decidedly influenced by it, rather than aping it.

“For Whodie” is one of the standout tracks on Have Fun, if only for its ominous, brutal change of pace. It begins with a ringing riff that wouldn’t be too far out of a band like Tragedy’s wheelhouse, before launching into a fast and furious hardcore song. The guitars are decidedly dark and minor, bringing to mind Defeater, an admittedly left-field comparison, but the oddness contributes to how effective the track is. Near the end, the band reclaims some of that sunny skate punk cadence and reintroduces the song into what the listener knows as their core sound.

Have Fun succeeds as an EP because of its strong tracklist. The best thing I can say about any EP is that it doesn’t sound like a collection of songs– lesser releases are only an assembly of words, but here Burn Burn Burn! form a sentence.  From its deliriously creepy cover art, to its deadbeat ruminations on booze and life, Have Fun feels complete.

4/5



Burn Burn Burn! announce west coast tour

Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn! have announced a month-long west coast tour in support of their new a EP have fun, which was released on June 23rd and can be heard here. The full tour itinerary can be found below.

Pre-orders for the vinyl release of have fun are available on the band’s Bandcamp page, so head over there if you’re looking to pick up some new wax.



Burn Burn Burn! announce and stream new EP

Seattle punk band Burn Burn Burn! have announced their new EP have fun and are currently streaming it online. Listen to it below.

Vocalist Drew Smith on the EP: “We wanted to write a bummed out party record. Basically something upbeat sounding but utterly hopeless and depressing lyrically. We’re super excited and proud of how everything turned out.”

have fun was recorded by Jesse O’Donnell of Noi!se, and was released digitally today, June 23rd. The EP will see a physical released in August. Purchase it here. Burn Burn Burn! last released a split 7″ with Stabbed In Back last year.



Burn Burn Burn returns to the studio to record a new album

I had a chance to catch up with Drew Smith from Seattle’s Burn Burn Burn recently, and got some inside info on the band’s progress on their new album.  The as-yet-untitled record is being recorded at The Autopsy Room by Noi!se guitarist (and fellow Washingtonian) Jesse O’Donnell.

The band focused on writing  more technically-challenging songs, while keeping a simple, scaled-back sound and adding in lyrics that are important to the band personally.  In Drew’s words, “If I can call it anything, I’d call ’em ‘bummed out party songs.'”  We’ll have to see if they sound “bummed out,” but you can check out some check out some pictures of the “party” aspects of recording below.

Burn Burn Burn hasn’t set a release date yet for the new material, but word is that they will tour soon after it is released.  As always, we’ll keep you posted on the details.  Burn Burn Burn most recently released a split with the New Mexico melodic hardcore band Stabbed In Back on La Escalera Records.  Their last full-length was 2013’s This Machine.



Stabbed In Back streaming upcoming split with Burn Burn Burn

New Mexico melodic hardcore outfit Stabbed In Back are streaming their upcoming split with Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

The split is due out in mid June through La Escalara Records.