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7Seconds Tribute Album “Destroy All That Tradition” Being Released

Reno is a city often maligned. Often referred to as a “poor man’s Vegas,” the Northern Nevada town, with a metropolitan population of only about 400,000, has been mocked by everyone from David Sedaris to Amy Schumer, from Seth Meyers to the Muppets. But that semi-regular derision has helped forge an underground music community with underdog perseverance and a strong bond of community throughout the scene.

7Seconds is probably the most famous band ever to come from Reno. The hardcore punk band formed back in 1980 and officially announced their breakup earlier this year. The group’s quick, melodic take on punk rock, along with lyrics preaching unity and tolerance, were a huge influence on two or three generations of musicians in Northern Nevada, Northern California, and throughout the world.

In March, 2018, over the course of just three days, 25 Reno bands showed up at Reno’s Sound Saloon studio, and in less than an hour apiece, each recorded a cover of a 7Seconds song. That’s 25 bands, 25 songs. All those songs are now being released on a double LP collection called Destroy All That Tradition. That title is a lyric from “Walk Together, Rock Together,” arguably 7Seconds’ best-known song, and it’s also a cheeky comment of the whole idea of paying homage.

The project was organized by Clint Neuerburg of the Reno noise rock band Elephant Rifle and prolific Reno musician Chris Fox, whose bands Boss’ Daughter, the Vampirates, and Sucka Punch all appear on the compilation. It’s a diverse set. There’s a nice balance between bands that stick close to the positive hardcore blueprint of 7Seconds—quick rhythms and sing-along hooks—and bands that take the songs far afield in unexpected directions. Among the many highlights: Fall Silent’s metallic rip through “Die Hard,” Hate Recorder’s moody take on “Somebody Help Me Scream,” and Stirr Lightly’s dream pop version of “Walk Together, Rock Together.” There’s also the Sextones’ sitar-laden pop-soul version of “Satyagraha,” Elephant Rifle’s sludgy take on “Anti-Klan,” Slow Wow’s unhinged tear through “We’re Gonna Fight,” and a lot more.

Sales of the compilation will benefit the Holland Project, the all-ages arts organization that embodies 7Seconds’ “rock together” ethos. More than 100 Northern Nevada musicians and engineers worked on the album, and it even features a cover painting by acclaimed Reno painter Ahren Hertel. Preorders are up now, so go reserve a copy and help a great cause! Full band/track listing, below!



She’s The Band (punk, Australia) stream new EP “A Place Of Our Own”

Australian punk act She’s The Band are streaming their new EP, A Place Of Our Own, which was released on September 14th via Pee Records.

You can give it a listen below.

She’s The Band last released It Comes To Break in December 2016.



La Dispute signs to Epitaph

Epitaph Records just announced that La Dispute has joined the label roster. The band is currently working on new music for a yet to be announced album.

Formed over a decade ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, La Dispute has a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. As a result, La Dispute makes (or strives to make) music that is both artistically, technically, and emotionally engaging in hopes of establishing legitimate connections with any and all interested people, while encouraging dialogue between those people and themselves about things in life that truly matter and that truly last. La Dispute also carries a firm passion for the relevance of a live show, both for the bands involved and for the people in attendance, and will go to the grave believing that the environment created when strangers come together despite their differences to celebrate one important thing is invaluable and should not under any circumstances be taken for granted.

As previously announced, La Dispute will release a revamped 10-year anniversary edition of their breakthrough debut full-length Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair. Out November 9, 2018 via No Sleep Records, the release boasts re-amped guitars from the original recording files by Grammy-nominated recording vet Will Yip (Code Orange, Circa Survive, The Menzingers), a new mix by Dave Schiffman (Charlie XCX, Trash Talk, Thrice), and was re-mastered by Emily Lazar (Morrissey, Beck, Coldplay). The new version also comes with re-imagined artwork by Corey Purvis.



WANK (punk) release video for new song “Shut You Down”

Orange County Punks WANK have released a new video for their song “Shut You Down,” which comes from their upcoming album White Knuckle Ride that is set to be released later this year.

You can check out the video below.

WANK last released On With The Show in 2015.



DS Photo Gallery: Scallywag Festival 2018 – Denver

Festival Season is starting to slow down as Winter approaches, but there’s still quite a few lingering around for the next few weeks before it goes completely silent! Scallywag Fest, although a newcomer to the arena, is one of the better festival! Not only do you get some incredible music like Mad Caddies, The Interrupters, Bad Religion and Rancid, you also get to enjoy a few hours of free craft beer tasting! Free beer and punk rock? sign us up! We sent senior staffer, Anarchopunk out the opening day  in his new hometown of Denver and he actually stayed sober enough to get some pretty rad shots! If you’re in the path of this one (check out the complete list of dates and stops here), we’d highly recommend getting your lazy ass off of the couch and going. Enjoy the full photo gallery of the opening day, below!



Running Stitches (punk, Germany) stream new EP

German punk act Running Stitches are streaming their debut EP, She’s A Landmine/Stuck, which was released on September 3rd via Steeltown Records.  Check it out below.



False Positives (punk) streaming single “Ole Key” off upcoming album

Oakland based False Positives are streaming the first single off of their upcoming album Letters From the Wall. The album which is scheduled to be released on November 2nd, features twelve brand new tracks.

Give the first new taste of the album a listen below.

This is the first new release for the Oakland punks since the 2016 EP Departures. If you’re a fan of Lawrence Arms or even Booze & Glory minus the Oi! You will no doubt enjoy these guys.



Night Birds (punk) streaming new album “Roll Credits”

Jersey punks Night Birds are streaming their new mini-LP Roll Credits. Released through Fat Wreck Chords the eight song LP is chock full of old-school, thrash punk.

Give the Night Birds latest concoction a listen below.

This is the first new release for the Night Birds since the 2016 release of Who Killed Mike Hunchback? If you’re a fan of Black Flag or Dead Kennedy’s you’ll enjoy these guys.



Nerdlinger (garage punk) announce U.S. tour

Australian touring dynamos Nerdlinger have announced a run of U.S. shows. The band which boasts to have played over 350 shows in the past five years, will be bringing the fun stateside. Beginning October 13th in Berkley the band will trundle around America, before finishing up with a set at this years The Fest in Gainesville on October 28th.

Check out the full list of dates above.

Nerdlinger released Happy Place earlier this summer to the joy of punks everywhere. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I did you a solid and you can send your ears to a “Happy Place” below.



Hit The Switch release new album “Entropic”

Hit the Switch have released new album “Entropic” today (September 25th). The album is out on Bird Attack Records, with various physical options available for purchase.

Have a listen to the record on Spotify now.



Laserchrist (Melodic Punk, UK) release debut video “Oh, Ethyl!”

Melodic punks Laserchrist (from London, England via Durban) have signed to Plasterer Records to release their debut EP “DIY Bother?“. They’ve released a video for “Oh, Ethyl!”, the opening track from the five track offering, which you can watch below.

The band play Might As Well Fest in London next month.



Lee Corey Oswald premiere music video for “Ferris Wheel”

Portland’s Lee Corey Oswald have premiered a new music video for their new single “Ferris Wheel” which can be found on the band’s new album Darkness, Together which is due out October 12 via A-F Records.

Pre-orders for the album are available here.

Check out the video below.



EP Review: Suburban Samurai – “Short But Not Short Enough”

It is not a stretch to say this three-song EP from Suburban Samurai has it all. “Gutter Eyes” is the kind of short, fast, and in-your-face hardcore song every punk album should have at least three of. It doesn’t mess around, grabbing you by the throat and throwing you into a circle pit of mayhem. This is a PEARS-style punk song with a hair more melody than Sick of It All.

“This Town” starts off in the same vein before abruptly transforming into a ska-punk feel, a la early Millencolin or Reel Big Fish without the horns. These guys are not only solid instrumentalists but they know how to write, too, with harmonically interesting chord progressions and cohesive lyrics. “This Town” ends the way it began, like a hardcore song but with a dash of vocals and a Strung Out-like guitar riff to sign off.

The EP mellows out for the first minute of “Birthday”. “Birthday” is only guitar and vocals for the first verse, and even when the rest of the band slams itself into the mix, the tempo is still held in check. A brief power-pop section, stylistically similar to New Found Glory and Seaway, follows before returning to the breakneck speeds of the first two songs – almost sounds like we’re in 2002 again – and then fading out in distortion.

At only three songs under seven minutes, this EP certainly isn’t in danger of being too long. Hardcore-punk, ska-punk, pop-punk: Short But Not Short Enough, from Suburban Samurai, pretty much has it all.

4/5 Stars



Nowhere Fast (ffo: The Menzingers, Flatliners) stream “Soft Spoken” off upcoming “Aeonian” LP

In preparation for their upcoming album, Aeonian, out October 5, 2018, Louisville rockers Nowhere Fast have released a new single, “Soft Spoken”. Stream that track below



Guerrilla Poubelle announce tour for next month with Lost Love

Paris punk staples Guerrilla Poubelle have just announced that next month they’ll be landing in the US and going on to Canada for tour! The guys will be heading off on tour with Montreal’s Lost Love for support.

Guerrilla Poubelle have most recently released “La nausée” which hit the streets in November of 2017. Lost Love have most recently released “Good Luck Rassco” which hit the public in May of this year.

Check out the tour dates below, and pick up some tickets here!