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Some Kind of Nightmare announce summer tour

Eternally touring punks Some Kind of Nightmare are taking a few days off between the end of their winter/spring tour before starting their summer tour on May 26th.  They’ll be traveling the country through August 17th, so be sure to catch them if they are in your area.

You will find the flyer for the show and tour dates below.



On The Cinder announce “Creep Down The Coast” eastern US dates

Buffalo homies On The Cinder have announced a run of eastern US dates coming up next month. Dubbed the “Creep Down The Coast Tour,” the jaunt kicks off in their hometown on June 7th and runs through June 28th in York, PA. Check out the full rundown below!

On The Cinder will be playing a bunch of new music from their upcoming album, Lamplighter, on this run. There’s no firm release date for Lamplighter yet, but it will serve as follow-up to their 2016 debut The Fight Against Ourselves (Better Days Records) when it drops. We’ll keep you posted



The Dangerous Summer release a video for ‘Bring Me Back To Life’ ahead of new album

The Dangerous Summer have released another new video from their forthcoming album ‘Mother Nature’, due out June 14 on Hopeless Records. The band are currently touring the US with Have Mercy and Modern Chemistry.

Check out the new video for ‘Bring Me Back To Life’ below.



UK punk website to release compilation for charity

To celebrate their fifth birthday, UK punk site ‘Colin’s Punk Rock World‘ is releasing a charity compilation featuring a host of bands that have been prominent recently in the UK scene. The compilation, which is raising money for the mental health charity Mind, will feature the likes of Triple Sundae, Darko and The Burnt Tapes.

Colin and his team will be familiar to anyone involved in the UK and London scene, this is a cause well worth supporting. The compilation will be released via their website on June 14.



Sweatpants Party (punk, Austria) release music video for “I Hate Pineapple”

Austrian punk act Sweatpants Party have released a new music video for their song “I Hate Pineapple.”

You can check it out below.

“I Hate Pineapple” comes from the upcoming Punk Rock Raduno Vol. 4 compilation that will be released later this summer on Monster Zero.



Voice of Addiction announce east coast tour dates

Chicago-based Voice of Addiction have announced some east coast tour dates happening later this summer.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Voice of Addiction last released The Lost Art of Empathy in July 2017.



Red Scare announces Red Scare West Coast Roast tour

California punk label Red Scare Industries has announced some upcoming tour dates featuring Elway, Ramona, and Sam Russo.  You can check out all the dates and locations below.



Russian Girlfriends announce new album, stream new video

Albuquerque, New Mexico punks Russian Girlfriends have announced they will be releasing their new album, In The Parlance Of Our Times, on June 21st via A-F Records.

To give you an idea of what to expect, the band has released a video for “Coke,” which you can check out below.

Russian Girlfriends last released a split with Redbush in September 2018.



Acid Blood (punk, Sweden) announce debut album, release new video

Swedish punk act Acid Blood have announced their debut self-titled album will be released on June 14th via Janml Records.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the album, the band has released a music video for the title track, which you can check out below.



The Penske File get their van and all their gear stolen in Montreal

I really, really, really hate writing stories like this, and I’ve had to way too often.

The Penske File, who are incredibly nice dudes not to mention a juggernaut of a live band and whom we just saw lay waste to the Nick Alexander Stage at Frank Turner‘s Lost Evenings III last Friday, had their van stolen outside a club in Montreal yesterday. To make matters worse, all of the trio’s gear – and we do mean all of it – was inside the van when it was parked outside a club BEFORE the band’s performance at Pouzza Fest. Here’s the rundown of what was inside:

List of stolen stuff
– Gibson SG
– Fender Telecaster
– Fender Jazzbass
– Taylor Acoustic Guitar
– Vox AC30
– Fender guitar amp
– Traynor bass head 
– Custom UDrum Drum Kit
– Cymbals
– Snare
– Drum Hardware
– Guitar cables and pedal boards
– Banner
– 3 passports
– $500 USD cash
– Personal bags
– iPad

This is just about the worst case scenario for any band, let alone a band full of DIY road warriors. If you’re able to help, there’s a GoFundMe with some more information here.

The Penske File’s latest album, Salvation, was released last year on Stomp Records.

(CORRECTION: This story initially indicated that the fellas gear was stolen after their gig. This was incorrect, and the result of yours truly misreading a post on another band’s social media. This means that The Penske File had all their shit stolen BEFORE they played at Pouzza, and had to borrow all their gear and play a set under the weight of the fact that literally all of their shit got stolen. Bravo, fellas. Sorry for the error on the first draft.)



Album Review: Abolitionist – “Ugly Feeling”

It’s no secret that Portland’s Abolitionist has decided to call it quits, bringing to an end a lifetime that’s spanned eight years and (if their bandcamp is to be believed) eight releases. This was a band, that for me, seemed omnipresent in Portland’s punk rock scene. A dark sounding amalgam of hardcore and everything else, directed more by its political vision than any concrete sonic leaning. Sometimes this worked for me, sometimes it didn’t—but Abolitionist were always a band that’d pique my interest. Where others were writing party songs to sing along drunk to, Abolitionist were always pushing their ambition. This is the band that seemed to be churning out concept albums at a point—always writing, always working, always with something to say. Ugly Feeling is their swan song and on it they take their sound further than they ever have before, combining a love for Fugazi with their political perspective, going out with a bang.

Ugly Feeling is like and unlike previous releases in equal measures. It features the same declarative vocal delivery, the same focus on heavy riffs, but they’ve corrected some of my biggest problems with their last release (A New Militance) by taking their new influences a step further. Here, the riffs and leads are given more time to breathe, which in turn emphasizes them more. Songs like “Crossroads” sound that much more sonically precise, the intensity feeling like a product of design rather than suffocation.

There’s still a range of sounds on the album though. Title track “Ugly Feeling” is a hardcore banger whose titular refrain could surely raise fists in a tightly-packed room. Whereas “The Selfish Gene” indulges in a dark and heavy riff, complimenting the album’s bitter commentary. And make no mistake, this is a dark album, and as it moves forward, it only gets darker—and the music reflects this as much as the lyrics.

Much of the album, at least to my understanding, seems to take aim at our culture and the privilege it awards to straight white males. This is an angry album. It’s disgusted with our worship of money, our own self-satisfied nature. There’s a grotesque scene in mid-album banger “Willie B. Bacon” that resonated even with a carnist like myself:

“When he was a boy, there was a pig his parents raised… but not as a pet. He used to go to the pen to visit his doomed friend. He remembers the pungent smell. He remembers the friendly noise. He remembers the coarse, fibrous hair. He remembers a feeling of loss.”

Ugly Feeling, like much of Abolitionists’ work is a concept album and as such follows a single character. Perhaps it’s fitting in “Walls,” the band’s final song (at least for awhile) that the protagonist accepts his own ignorance, admitting “he did not have a clue,” and finally, making the call to “change his ways.” It may be a little clunky, and it may be on the nose, but Abolitionist has always been about the message. Here it is, distilled down to its most basic form, a message of hope that doesn’t skimp on responsibility, an end to an ugly feeling.

This is undoubtedly Abolitionists’ best work to date, and while it’s always sad to see such stalwarts fall by the wayside, it’s nice to see them going out at their peak. Ugly Feeling is punk rock through and through, thick with commentary and heavy with riffs. Fans of the band will be pleased to see Abolitionist didn’t waste their goodbye.

 



Craig’s Brother Release Single “Harry vs Mount Saint Helens” From New EP “Devils in the Details”

Melodic punk veterans Craig’s Brother have just released their second single from their new EP, Devils in the Details. The tune is called “Harry vs Mount Saint Helens” and has been released on the 39th anniversary of the hugely destructive volcanic eruption in 1980. It pays homage to Harry Truman, a man who refused to leave his home because of some silly little thing like a volcano erupting nearby.

Devils in the Details is the first release from Craig’s Brother since their 2011 EP The Insidious Lie. Check out “Harry vs Mount Saint Helens” below.



We Outspoken (Pop-Punk) stream “Last Summer”; announce album, “State of the Art”

Toronto’s We Outspoken have announced their new album, State of the Art will be released June 14th on Cyber Tracks.

To whet fans’ appetites, they are streaming the first single, “Last Summer,” which lead vocalist and guitarist Anthony Mascarin said of, “We all have that one summer that we never forget about. We wanted to capture those feelings and put them into words and music. The idea is that this song takes you back to a time that was exciting, new, adventurous, and seemingly never ending. When a song can transport you, that’s where the magic begins.” 

You can listen to “Last Summer” below.



The Decline (skate punk) release “Verge Collection” video; announce tour dates

Australian skate punk band The Decline are about to head out on tour in July to support their new single, “Verge Collection”. They’ll be supported by Flangipanis for most of the dates.

Fri 5 July – Under The Influence, Adelaide (Crown & Anchor)
Sat 6 July – The Tote, Melbourne
Fri 12 July – Factory Floor, Sydney*
Sat 13 July – The Dead of Winter Festival, Brisbane
Sun 14 July – Vinnie’s Dive, Gold Coast
Fri 19 July – Lucy’s Love Shack, Perth*

*Flangipanis not appearing

Watch the official video for “Verge Collection” below.



Watch the new video from Doc Rotten (Punk), “So Long”

Trenton, New Jersey punks Doc Rotten have a brand-new video for their song “So Long” which is from their album, Illusion to Choose, available now.

Of the song, Wes Bentley said, ‘So Long’ is about ending one sided relationships and moving on. It’s a fun song, so we wanted to make a fun video and not take it too seriously.” You can watch it below.