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Drug Church release new video for “Unlicensed Hall Monitor”

Albany native punks Drug Church (s/o to NY, fellow New York-er speaking) have just released a new video for their track “Unlicensed Hall Monitor.” 

The track comes from their third release of “Cheer” which is expected to hit the streets on November 2 from Pure Noise.

Drug Church last released Hit Your Head in 2015.

Check out the new video below!



Crooked Little Sons stream new single “Thick As Thieves”

UK thrash punk act Crooked Little Sons are now streaming their new single “Thick as Thieves” off of Black Sail Records. 

These guys’ last release was Crooked Little Cassette for their sophomore release.

Check out the new single below!



Worriers sign to 6131 Records, stream re-issue of “Survival Pop”

Lauren Denitzio’s melodic punk act Worriers have just signed to 6131 Records. In addition to the new label, Worriers are now streaming the new re-issue of “Survival Pop” with a new track titled “The Saddest Little Waffle House in Eastern Pennsylvania” and a newly mastered “No More Bad News.”

You can stream the new release here.



Stream new Bad Religion song “Profane Rights Of Man”

Although Bad Religion is still actively in the studio working on their new album, that isn’t stopping them from bringing us a brand new single titled “The Profane Rights of Man.” A worried look at the state of human rights in America, “The Profane Rights of Man” continues the band’s long-held commitment to incisively topical songwriting.

Listen to “The Profane Rights of Man” by Bad Religion below.

“The Profane Rights Of Man” featuring Bad Religion’s signature breakneck rhythms, mournful harmonies, and serpentine guitar work, was produced by Brett Gurewitz and mixed by Gurewitz and Joe Barresi. The timely song is based on a historical document from 1789.

Vocalist and songwriter Greg Graffin explains, “The song is based on the 1789 document, “The Universal Rights of Man.” Since we’re a band that has a longstanding tradition of championing the enlightenment, we wanted to emphasize that our society is based on a profane rather than a sacred theological justification for human rights. In sum, the song is about Bad Religion’s belief in a secular basis for the protection of human rights for all people.”

On October 27, Bad Religion will play at the Surf City Blitz festival in Huntington Beach, CA.



Manchester Punk Festival (UK) Streams First 2019 Edition Compilation

The good folks responsible for throwing what’s rapidly becoming the UK’s flagship event have put together a sampler featuring artists that will perform at next year’s shindig. The 24 tracks have been chosen from a variety of genres spanning the eclectic lineup of Manchester Punk Festival’s 2019 edition.

You can except to hear tunes by Dead To Me, King Prawn, Doom, Consumed, Grand Collapse, The Infested, Arms Aloft, Not On Tour, Youth Avoiders, Faintest Idea, Wolfrik, Janus Stark, Incisions, The Winter Passing, Sam Russo, Eat Dirt, The Human Project, Call Me Malcolm, Screech Bats, Jodie Faster, Sallows, Tim Loud, Joe Tilston & The Embers Band, Slumb Party, Well Wisher, Svalbard, and Jenkem.

According to a press release from the festival, the compilation features “plenty of mosh” – that’s me sold then.

You can check out Manchester Punk Festival’s 19th edition of their compilation below. It’s “pay what you want” so chuck them a donation. By doing so you’ll be helping the team to continue putting on fantastic events into the future.

Manchester Punk Festival takes place in a number of venues in the UK city each April. There are still tickets for this year’s event, which will be held on the weekend of the 19th. You can pick yours up here.



The Eradicator (FFO: Direct Hit, Galactic Cannibal) release “The Court’s Closed on Christmas” EP

Chicago  punk outfit The Eradicator have released their new EP, “The Court’s Closed on Christmas.”

“The Court’s Closed on Christmas”, released via Stonewalled, is the band’s first musical release since last October’s self-titled album.

Head right over here to stream this incredibly unique EP. 



Cold Wrecks (pop-punk) release new single “Crossing Sign”

Brooklyn pop-punk band Cold Wrecks have released a new single called “Crossing Sign.” Defined in the band’s own words as a song about heartbreak, this song is at once bittersweet, upbeat, and melancholy. 

Earlier this year, the band released their single “Bury Me in Gainesville.” Both tracks can be streamed right here.





Lee Corey Oswald stream new album “Darkness, Together”

Portland based punk band Lee Corey Oswald are streaming their new album Darkness, Together, which was released on October 12, 2018 via A-F Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Lee Corey Oswald last released Unhealthy in October 2017.



Bad Sports (Punk) streaming new single “Don’t Deserve Love” off of upcoming album

Old-school punks rejoice! Texas punks Bad Sports are streaming the first single “Don’t Deserve Love” off of their upcoming album Constant Stimulation. Set to be released October 26th on Dirtnap Records, Bad Sports is a throwback to the early days of punk. If you enjoy The Ramones or The Queers you’ll love these guys.

Check the single out below.

This appears to be the first new music from Bad Sports since their 2016 release Living With Secrets.



Blindspot (skate-punk) streaming three new songs

Aussie skate-punks Blindspot are streaming three new songs under the guise of The Right Swipe Single Plus More. Featuring the single “The Right Swipe” which jumps into the issues of modern-day dating…I think (never had to swipe for a date). Two more pretty awesome songs: “Heart Half Full” and “Dark and Stormy” round out this sampling of Blindspot and I must say I found myself thoroughly enjoying this snifter of Punk goodness.

So go ahead and take a nibble below.

This is the first new music from the Perth punks since their split with The Bob Gordons. The Right Swipe was originally released on this album back in 2016. If you’re a fan of 90’s punk these guys nail the nostalgic nail on the head. 



Against Me! stream “People Who Died” for Songs That Saved My Life compilation

A few weeks back Hopeless Records and Sub City announced an amazing project called Songs That Saved My Life. The compilation features bands covering songs that have inspired and helped them get through the toughest of times in life. The latest teaser is Against Me! covering the Jim Carroll hit “People Who Died”. When asked why they chose this song Laura Jane Grace had this to say: ““Choosing to cover a song that is filled with death to be featured on a compilation dedicated to the thought that music can save your life seemed completely fitting to me. I’ve always thought music was about taking all the sadness, pain, fear and trouble that you have weighing on you and turning it into something empowering, celebratory and life-affirming.”

You can check out the stirring Against Me! cover below.

A few weeks back Neck Deep released their cover of “Torn” and if these two songs are any sign of what the rest of this album will sound like, we are in for a treat. This project benefits a variety of mental health and suicide prevention organizations. Currently, this project benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms. As well, last month, the Songs That Saved My Life grant was announced. The $10,000 grant will be awarded to a fan or band partnering with a non-profit organization related to mental health awareness and/or suicide prevention. 



Album Review: Restorations – “LP5000”

The moody, rootsy, punk-adjacent rock of Restorations has always represented a war between the grounded and the ethereal. Maybe that’s its raison d’etre. It forges broken relationships and melancholy into something divine, while pulling divinity down from its pedestal and into our gutters. It’s a marriage between why we play music in the first place—the expressive drive; and how we play it—the artistic drive. The end result sounds like an amalgam of Fugazi, Constantines, The Menzingers, Hot Water Music, and My Bloody Valentine—and the only ones playing this particular amalgam are Restorations.

LP5000 is their latest full-length, on the heels of three well-loved albums and a handful of singles. This one is noticeably shorter, seven songs at twenty-four minutes—a grey area between album and EP that in the end, feels more complete than many longer works. Here, they’re just as anthemic, vulnerable, and experimental as they’ve always been—but the heart of Restorations is still in rock ‘n roll.

Album opener “St.” opens with feedback before succumbing to a steady, hypnotic, and bassy drum rhythm. Drumming usually escapes me completely, I’m as arrhythmic as they come and for me, a song’s quality usually starts and stops at its lyrics and melody. But here, and across the entirely of LP5000 I was entranced by the mesmeric rhythms—they don’t just back the music here, they’re as fundamental as the plaintive vocals and spidery guitar lines. Between the drums, grungy chorus, and the short, but whiplash guitar solo, “St.” serves as a reminder of Restorations’ roots—a broken-in, world weary vision of rock ‘n roll.

“Nonbeliever” is a highlight of the album, with its tense shuffle, portrait-like lyricism, and emo-influenced palm-muted guitar riffs. The lyricism here is beautiful, softly political, and at points conversational. I always appreciate when songwriter’s bring a sense of time, place, and age into their words. “Said you’ve found the trick: just be bad at your job/ If you burn all the fries, they’re gonna make you the king,” paints a picture of youthful struggle, the self-deprecation we utilize to make peace with a living we don’t want to fight for. “Nonbeliever” is an ode to being born into adulthood, chronicling a struggle doomed to bloom into complacency.

There are some interesting choices made on LP5000 production’s, but with a band like Restorations, no choice really feels outside their already fairly broad boundaries. The programmed beat, sounding like pulsating static, on “Melt” comes to mind. But it’s used to even greater effect on ending track “Eye,” giving a sort of eerie and desolate tone to the slice-of-life narration. The dead-air drums in the background, a perfect juxtaposition between the technologically-complex world we live in and the human relationships that define us. It explodes into squealing guitars and a massive chorus, the sound of Restorations using every tool at their disposal to feel and be felt.

LP5000 is more of the same, when the same has always been top-notch. Restorations is a band with nothing to prove, and yet, they are one of the most exciting working in the greater punk rock arena. They’re as lyrical as their contemporaries and just as catchy, yet they push their sound into spacey, angular directions. Perhaps the band’s greatest feat is making this feel effortless. Restorations experimentation is an extension of their identity, it comes off as natural and unpretentious. LP5000 is seven great songs, and everything else is just what it took to make them great.

4.5/5



New Junk City release new album “Same Places”

Atlanta punk act New Junk City have released their new album Same Places. The album is out now on Real Ghost Records, with physical orders up now direct from the label. 

You can have a listen to the album below.



Brogues stream new track “1982” ahead of album

Brogues (ex-Morning Glory) are streaming “1982”, a track from their upcoming Metropolitan Blues, which is out October 23rd. Pre-orders are up tomorrow (October 16th).

The album is the follow up to 2016’s “Heart & Song“.

Stream the new track below!



Scumbag Millionaire release video for “Under The Spell”

Swedish punks Scumbag Millionaire just released a video for their newest single “Under The Spell”. The track is taken from their debut album, “Speed”, which has just come out last week on Suburban Records.

You can have a watch below.