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Bitch Queens release video for song “City of Class”

Swiss punk-rock quartet Bitch Queens have released a video for their song “City of Class”. The song represents the bands harsh relationship with the place they live. The video features shots of the band playing the new song, as well as the “Golden Ticket” to the city. The song also serves as the title track to the upcoming album due out September 27th via Lux Noise Records.

Check out the new video below.

The last release for Bitch Queens was 2017’s L.O.V.E. 



Part Time Killer streaming new song “System is Using You”

Finnish skate-punks Part Time Killer are streaming their new song “System is Using You”. The song comes off the band’s upcoming yet to be named album. Mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, the new album promises to be a gem.

Check out the new song below.

Part Time Killers released “Notes To Myself” back in February. If you’re a fan of Ten Foot Pole or Millencolin, you will enjoy these guys.



Protagonist (melodic) streaming new single “Generation Lost”

Florida melodic-punks Protagonist are streaming their new single “Generation Lost”. The new single is being released through Paper and Plastick, the song features a stirring piano intro and then slaps you in the face with a smooth, yet heavy, melodic masterpiece.

Check it out for yourself below.

Protagonist last released Jean Jackets back in 2015. No word yet on whether this might lead to a new album, but one can only hope.



Microwave release new video for “Mirrors” off new album

Atlanta emo-punks Microwave have released a video for their song “Mirrors” off of their recent album Death is a Warm Blanket, which came out September 13th, via Pure Noise. The video features a young man embarking on a journey to find himself, which he does, literally. The video also features some live shots of the band and some cool effects. Microwave will be out on tour for the next little while in support of the new album.

Check out the new video as well as a list of dates below.

Microwave last released Much Love back in 2017. 



Filthy Hearts (punk) streaming new album “Beyond Repair”

Denver punks Filthy Hearts have unleashed a beast of a new album on the punk community, Beyond Repair features fourteen raw and emotional tracks and is being released through Hidden Home Records. From the thoughtful and brilliantly written “Ambulatory” to the heart-wrenching instant classic “Desire”, this is an album headed straight for the yearly top 10.

So do yourself a favor and check it out below.

This is the first new music from Filthy Hearts since 2016’s I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. If you’re a fan of Against Me! or Avail these guys kind of combine the best of both those giants. 



Cleopatra Records streaming Punk Rock Halloween 2 compilation

Cleopatra Records is streaming their latest installment in the Punk Rock Halloween compilation department Punk Rock Halloween 2. Featuring the likes of The Vandals, Pulley, Down By Law, Tsunami Bomb, and a whole host of other amazing bands covering some of your favorite Halloween classics.

Check it out below.

Cleopatra Records released Punk Rock Halloween back in 2017. Featuring an all-star cast of bands this is a must listen.



White Russian Records signs awesome new band Loud Love

I don’t know if its the fact that I’m enjoying my first hour of listening to punk at full blast since my son was born 3 weeks ago or the glass of deserrano I just downed but holy shit I’m digging what I’m hearing out of the recent White Russian Records signing Loud Love. The band describes themselves as “post-hardcore, postpunk, punkrock, hardcorepunk, emo, emorevival” and I guess that’s as good a description as any. To me they sound like a slightly more melodic early Fucked Up. In any case, you can draw your own conclusions by listening to the track “Angels Maintenance” off their upcoming self-titled EP below.



Never heard of “Midnight Punk” before but Bat Signal have made me a believer

Fuck. Yes. How have I not heard of Bat Signal already? Dear Readers, how have you not brought them to my attention earlier? Self branded as “Midnight Punk” I guess I can get on board with that. A little more gasoline than your standard “horror punk.” There’s no standup bass here or Romones-esque poppiness. Maybe Turbonegro meets Tiger Army? Ooowhee, those metal riffs! Anyway, the band just released a two song single “Loaded Gun / Like A Drug” and while the latter track is what absolutely caught my attention I’d be remiss if I didn’t direct you to the band’s 2017 full-length “Straight Out Of Midnight,” which I have promptly purchased only 4 songs in. Stream both below and if you dig what you hear head to bandcamp to download them for pay-what-you-want. You’re welcome. 



Introducing Punk ‘n Roll act: Great Shakes

Great Shakes might be comprised of members from Netherlands and Belgium but if I hadn’t read that on their FB page I would have guessed the foursome hailed from New Jersey or Gainesville. From the harmonica on “Get A Little Closer” to the wistful chorus of “Summertime Alone” I’d peg these guys for an Americana punk act with influences ranging from Hot Water Music to Dave Hause. This isn’t the usual uninspired skate punk band you might be getting used to seeing pop out of Europe in recent years. This is soulful, rubber meets the road, punk rock with heart. The band will be releasing a self-titled full-length via Shield Recordings in October and you can get a taste of what’s to come by streaming a few of the tracks ahead of the release below.



Album Review: Ink Bomb – “Fiction”

Intelligent song-writing is present on this record of truth. Dutch act, Ink Bomb, take the punk formula and raise hairs and hell. Within a few minutes, when the album Fiction blasts the cobwebs, friction breaks loose, and those turbulent lyrics draw in attention and interest rapidly. The lyrics describe doom and fear. The world is in disarray, and Fiction is a compendium of punk scores tuned in like a TV aerial into the core of drama.

The guitar strokes are always fundamental and Fiction is an exploration of diverse chords. Instrumentation is pivotal to a band which utilise every aching moment. Delivering these pounding songs is their calling. By conveying through the brazen lyrics, they imprint their stories quickly, chronicling the times when hope escaped them, when hurt burrowed profoundly.

The members of Ink Bomb want to breach above the top layer. They don’t want to hit the mainstream, but they crave to reach the top floor. This is not a port of call, but their hearts beat for justification. Writing these words takes time, but they can be misjudged or placed aside. Ink Bomb’s ability at creating lyrics that are poignant is a talent in itself. From the start, the poetry may consume, but it’ll leave a lasting impression.

Fiction sparks with Brittle. A song which is fast-paced and charged. The chugged out guitar parts offer abrasiveness and loud moments. Scourge explains to us the decline of the world and warped reality. The digital age is reaching supremacy. Midnight In The Desert is an intelligent assessment of mental instability. Happiness is distant. Dreams are cut up strips of fear. Behind the guitars is a bubbling bassline and quick fired drumbeats. Cauterize is an emotional affair. Its stripped back, it’s raw and cathartic. Enemies are spotlighted, pinpointed and ready for a fiery wrath.
Ink Bomb are supremely talented. They’re a band expressing themselves fully. With their collection Fiction, they look for an act of kindness and a more stable world.

4.5/5 Stars



Show Review: PUNK & TACOS 9/15 Poughkeepsie NY (Hub City Stompers, Kyle Trocolla, Babe Patrol, etc)

On an absolutely perfect Sunday afternoon I was able to catch an old fashioned Sunday Matinee show at a cute little Mexican restaurant called Mole Mole in Poughkeepsie New York. Where not only was the weather perfect, the food exquisite , and the entertainment excellent, but the entire concept of a free afternoon show featuring all of the above was, well, astonishing these days.

Please read on below and I’ll explain.



Bad Religion discuss new album “Age Of Unreason” in mini documentary

Check out the new ‘Age of Unreason’ mini doc, where Bad Religion discusses the new record ‘Age of Unreason’ and what it’s like to still be proud of the music you’re putting out after 40 years. Check it out along with the band’s current tour dates below.

“Age Of Reason” was released in May via longtime home Epitaph Records.



MakeWar sign to Fat Wreck Chords for new album “Get It Together”, release music video for new song “Oh, Brother”

MakeWar’s last release, Developing a Theory of Integrity, was released in 2016. 

Allow us to introduce the newest member of the Fat Wreck Chords family, MakeWar. Their album Get It Together drops on November 1st, but you can check out the video for their first single “Oh, Brother” below along with a more detailed (and hilarious) introduction to the band via Pulitzer Prize caliber write-up that Brendan Kelly (singer/bass player of The Lawrence Arms).

MakeWar will be heading out with Lagwagon and face to face next month. Don’t miss them!



The Menzingers share video for new song ‘Strangers Forever’

As we get closer to the release of The Menzingers new studio album, they have treated us to a third single ‘Strangers Forever’. 

On the song, singer Greg Barnett said “Lyrically, the song is inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, ‘Anna Karenina’. In it, the character Darya Alexandrovna learns of her husband’s infidelity and declares: ‘Even if we remain in the same house, we are strangers — strangers forever! The idea of becoming a stranger to someone you so intimately know stuck with me and became the overarching narrative to this song.”

‘Hello Exile’ is out on Epitaph Records on October 4th. Check out the video for ‘Strangers Forever’ below.



Hidden Home Records Say “Happy Birthday” With Free Bandcamp Catalog

Boise punk label Hidden Home Records has made everything on their Bandcamp “pay-what-you-want” for the rest of the month. All donated proceeds will serve as a birthday gift to their mail guy, Mike.

HHR’s catalog features music by Filthy Hearts, Forever Unclean, Wicked Bears, and more. The label’s owner wrote in an Instagram post:

“[Mike] has happily chosen to do all of our mail order from Idaho since I moved across the country for my career. He is a one-in-a-million friend and deserves the world. Happy birthday Mike, I couldn’t do it without you. For the rest of September, everything on our Bandcamp is pay-what-you-want in celebration of MIIIIKE. All donations will go to him, cuz we rarely break even as it is. Link in bio.”

You can visit the Hidden Home Records Bandcamp here, or check out their new compilation below if you’re unfamiliar with the label.