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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!



Ship of Fools (punk) release new album “A Perfect Place For Harmony”

Ontario gruff punks Ship of Fools have released their first album – a full length called, A Perfect Place For Harmony. It is a fast and hardcore record for all classic punk fans that just want to headband to some heavy beer-soaked tunes.

You can listen to the full thing below.

A Perfect Place For Harmony follows the band’s 2015 EP, Broken Knuckles. 



Vanilla Pod stream new EP “Goodbye My Love”

UK punks Vanilla Pod are now streaming their new EP “Goodbye My Love” from Make That A Take Records.

Vanilla Pod’s last release was “Seeing Out The Sunrise” which was released in April 2015.

Check out the new digs below.



Moonraker stream new album “Lanterns”

SoCal punks  Moonraker are now streaming their new album, “Lanterns.” Previously these guys streamed a new track, “They Called Me Mr. Glass.” Here’s what they had to say about it: 

“We’re probably never gonna write a better love song than “I Hope I Don’t Fuck This Up” by Dollar Signs, and we’re probably not gonna write a better tour song than “Van, Forever” by Not Half Bad, but “They Called Me Mr. Glass” is sort of our attempt to do both. It’s a song about missing the person you love while at the same time loving that you’re gone. Also, we threw like five Beyonce references into the first verse, cause Beyonce rules!”

“Lanterns” is now streaming via Tiny Dragon Records. Check it out!



Darker Days stream new single “Sydney”

Massachusetts based punks Darker Days are now streaming their new track “Sydney” which explores the rumination of a relationship due to sudden death.

The five piece are planning to release their self titled EP in October so make sure to keep up with us as we know more!

Check out the new track below.



Pour Habit announce new music for 2019

California punks Pour Habit have announced new music for 2019 according to their Facebook

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates from us as we know more!



The Distillers stream new track “Man vs. Magnet”

The Distillers have just released their first track in fifteen years titled, “Man vs. Magnet” and a new rendition of Brody Dalle’s 2014 track, “Blood in Gutters.”

Check out the new digs below!



The Offspring back in the studio

The Offspring have been in the studio on and off for the last five years working on a new album with producer Bob Rock. This time, the band (who had just finished touring North America with 311) posted a picture from the studio via Facebook, with the caption reading, “Back to work.”

Whether or not this update means they are still working on the follow-up to 2012’s Days Go By remains to be seen. Guitarist Noodles recently stated that they might release two albums next year.



Shook Ones announce new album, stream new song

Seattle based punk act Shook Ones have announced they will be releasing their new album, Body Feel, on October 19th via Revelation Records.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the new album, the band is streaming a new song called “Night Blind.” You can give that a listen below.

Shook Ones last released a split EP with Norwegian melodic hardcore act Death Is Not Glamourous in 2013 via Run For Cover Records.



Kid You Not announce new album, stream first single

Florida pop-punks Kid You Not have announced they will be releasing their new album, Home Again, on October 18th via Deep Elm Records, with the vinyl release being handled by Bypolar Records.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the album, the band is streaming the first single “Only Posers Die.”  You can give that a listen below.

Kid You Not last released Never A Dull Movement in September 2017.



Single Mothers stream new album “Through A Wall”

London, Ontario punks Single Mothers are streaming their new album, Through A Wall, which was released on September 5th via Big Scary Monsters and Dine Alone Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Single Mothers last released Our Pleasure in 2017.



Riverside Odds R.W. Hellborn Talks Speed Punk and their Roots

I first saw Riverside Odds in March of 2018 opening up for The Split Seconds at little punk venue called Connie’s Ric Rac in Philadelphia and they tore the stage apart with their fast aggressive sound. The self dubbed it “Speed-Punk Rock & Roll”, and they deliver it fast hard and without mercy to their adoring fans.

Below are a few words I was recently able to share with front man R.W.Hellborn.



Pity Party (emo) announce North American tour

Oakland based emo act Pity Party has announced a full North American tour. The fifty-six stop tour begins in San José October 5th, winds its way up to the great white North, before concluding December 1st in the band’s home town of Oakland.

You can check out the full list of dates on the poster above and check out their latest release below.

Pity Party released the EP Are You Happy Yet? earlier this summer. These guys put on a killer show, so be sure to catch them if they make a stop near you.