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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.



Spike Slawson (Me First And The Gimme Gimmes) Starts New Band Los Nuevos Bajos

Spike Slawson of Me First and The Gimme Gimmes decided he wanted to do something totally different – and started an all-Spanish band with CJ Ramone and Los Rabanes, who are Latin Grammy Winners, known as Los Nuevos Bajos.

Spike said of the band, “Los Nuevos Bajos new single is the realization of my longtime dream to honor the music and vibe of the great Mexican and Caribbean Trío groups from the middle of the last century.”

The single is available on May 17th, and is available on the band’s official site. There is a forthcoming EP and music video as well.

You can hear the first single, “Gema / Cien Anos” below.



Good Riddance announce new album and release new song ‘Don’t Have Time’

It’s been four years since Good Riddance gave the world a studio album. With that in mind, their fans will be delighted to know that they have just announced that they will release a new album, Thoughts and Prayers, on July 19th via Fat Wreck Chords. Yesterday, they also released the song ‘Don’t Have Time’ from the record.

Pre-orders can for the new album can be made here and the new song can be streamed below.



Breather (alternative/melodic punk) release new single “Your Body Separates”

UK melodic rock band Breather have released a video for their new single, “Your Body Separates”.

The band, who will appeal to fans of Thrice, Deftones and more modern day AFI have been releasing music in singles rather than across EPs/albums so far, having previously released “The Blue” and “Hollow”.

Check out the video for “Your Body Separates” (which was directed by Ryan Mackfall) using the player below.



Dolly Llamas (ffo: Pears, The Spits) announce new EP, “Good Run”, stream “A.P.R.A.P.I”

The Dolly Llamas have just announced their latest EP to be expected sometime later this year. The album art was done by Kaia Bellanca Beggs. You can hear the first track off that release below.



Dry Rub (FFO: GG Allin) premier video for “Beat Cops”


It’s 1 AM in Texas… That means I’m bringing you the good shit. Here’s Dry Rub with their new video “Beat Cops” below



Stream the new song from Swift Knuckle Solution, “Dead Palms”

Florida’s Swift Knuckle Solution has just released a new single, “Dead Palms”, which you can hear below. The band last released Money Power Greed in 2018.



Stream Tear Them Down’s new album, “No Sleep ‘Til Aröd”

Swedish punk band Tear Them Down is currently streaming their new album, No Sleep ‘Til Aröd, which you can listen to below.

Their last release was 2016’s Abide EP.



Video: War on Women – “Capture the Flag”

War on Women have released a new video for the single, “Capture the Flag,” which takes place at an outdoor competition and has the band and some friends battling the bad guys in all the games. You can watch the brand-new video below.



Review: CJ Ramone – “The Holy Spell…”

I’m going to start off by saying CJ Ramone’s The Holy Spell… (Fat Wreck Chords) is not a bad album. In fact, The Holy Spell… is a collection of really good songs – songs that would make an excellent batch of 7”s or a few EPs, as opposed to a full album. It’s an album that I don’t mind having on my iPod – when it is on random – but don’t particularly desire to listen to in one go beyond the times I did to write this review. So what’s my point? I am very conflicted about this as a singular piece of music, even though I quite like the individual parts when taken one to two songs at a time.

The thing is, for an album to really work, the songs have to have some variations in melody, harmony, speed, and song style. This one does not. Every song sounds pretty much the same, and as I was listening to it, I found myself becoming more of a passive listener than an active one, checking to see if I was back to the beginning of the album again, as opposed to hearing a new song that appears later on in it. Again, none of the songs are bad. They just don’t particularly stand out from one another in any appreciable way, with the two exceptions, “One High One Low” and “Rock On”.

“One High One Low”, the opening song, is pretty driving – especially for CJ Ramone – and sets up an album with a lot of promise. The last song, “Rock On” slows things down for a bit and is actually a welcome change of pace when listening to The Holy Spell… straight through. I also really like “Postcard from Heaven” which I think would have been an amazing single on its own and is the best song on the album, hands down.

Part of what makes the album blend together, though, is CJ’s voice. I feel like most people like it or don’t, and I do like it just fine, but he tends to sing every song in the same way – never venturing out of his niche or comfort zone and expanding his vocal capabilities to show us something different. This just contributes to the sameness and familiarity of the songs, probably more than the tempo and music, even.  I also really crave more backing vocals and harmonies – some of the songs are all but screaming for them, and sound sparse as a result.

I realize this is a somewhat strange review, but as I said, I am conflicted about this album. I wish it was released in pieces, like I said earlier, perhaps as EPs or singles – all of which would get higher marks because they would be short bursts of music and not an album that seems to go on a bit too long, especially for the lack of diversity in the sound and style of the songs.

2.5/5 stars



Fest 18 announces insane lineup including a Jawbox reunion and more

Fest 18 will be happening the weekend of November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Gainesville, FL and will feature a sick lineup of bands, including Against Me! playing full albums (Transgender Dysphoria Blues, White Crosses, New Wave, and Searching For a Former Clarity) (as well as a Laura Jane Grace solo set), a Jawbox reunion show, Jawbreaker, Masked Intruder, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bronx, Tim Barry of Avail, and many, many more, including a 40th anniversary show for Stiff Little Fingers.

Tickets for the Fest 18, and updated news as it happens, are available on the official website.  The full lineup is on the website as well.



Against Me! announce tour playing 4 albums in their entirety

Against Me! have announced an upcoming tour in which they will be playing 4 of their albums over 2 nights in each stop.  They will be performing Searching For A Former Clarity, New Wave, White Crosses and Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

You can check out all of the dates and locations below.

Against Me! last released Shape Shift With Me in 2016 via Total Treble.



Much The Same (Skate Punk, Chicago) announce new album “Everything Is Fine”

Chicago skate punk act Much The Same have announced they will be releasing their new album, Everything Is Fine, sometime this summer via Thousand Islands Records (North America), Pee Records (Australia), and Lockjaw Records (Europe).  We will keep you updated with any other news regarding the new album as it comes out.

Much The Same last released a cover of Lagwagon’s “Making Friends” in January 2019.  Before that was Survive all the way back in 2006.