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Avem streaming new album “Split” with Cobra & the Daggers

Ramonescore bird-nerds Avem are streaming their latest high-flying release “Split” along with Cobra & the Daggers. Avem happens to be from my neck of the woods and are truly after Celine’s heart with these beautifully crafted aviary-punk masterpieces. I was especially impressed with the track “Flying Back to You”.

Check out the new release below.

This is the first new music from Avem since Don’t Call Me Bro earlier this year. 



Future Teens on tour with The Wonder Years, Homesafe, and Trash Boat for The 3rd Annual Halloween Extravaganza

The self-described “bummer pop” band from Boston, MA is currently on tour with The Wonder Years, Homesafe, and Trash Boat for the 3rd (Occasionally) Annual Halloween Extravaganza, where all of the bands play a costumed cover set as another band in addition to their own. Future Teens most recently released Breakup Season on Take This To Heart Records in late August and will be complimenting those originals on this tour with samplings from the beloved Carly Rae Jepsen catalog. Homesafe will be playing as Weezer (playing as Toto?), Trash Boat will be taking the stage as Oasis, and The Wonder Years will be breaking stuff as the equally maligned-and-praised nu metal OGs Limp Bizkit.

Check out the tour below to see if you can still catch the extravaganza!



The Subjunctives (pop-punk from former Sicko member) stream new song from upcoming album “Sunshine And Rainbows”

If you were a pop-punk rock in the mid 90’s and didn’t know who Sicko was you weren’t enough of a punk nerd. Their songs were brilliant in their earnest, hopelessly catchy simplicity, and if you were from the Pacific Northwest they were your endearing hometown heroes regretfully overshadowed by their Californian “Epifat” kin. For those of you paying attention lately, you may be aware that the band has resurfaced for a few shows and even put out a sort of “greatest hits” release through Red Scare Industries. Anybody excited by this news quickly asked the obvious follow-up question: Does this mean a new Sicko album??? Sadly, so far, the answer is “no,” but we’ve got the next best thing – The Subjunctives.

Fronted by former Sicko singer/guitar player Ean Hernandez The Subjunctives pick up where Sicko left off, playing infectious pop-punk anthems that the the pissed off 15 year old punk-wallflower I was, as well as the 40 year old jaded punk fan and father I’ve recently become, can relate to. Perhaps nowhere do both those versions of myself come together better than on the track, “The Fastbacks are the Greatest Band in History, so FUCK YOU!” featured on the band’s upcoming full-length “Sunshine And Rainbows.” Ean elaborates on the track’s inspiration: 

“This song is basically a tribute to my favorite band, The Fastbacks. For the uninitiated, The Fastbacks are Seattle’s original pop punk band. Forming in 1979, by 1990 they had become Seattle’s defacto godfathers of the genre. Fast drums, beautiful female vocal harmonies, virtuoso guitar, a healthy appreciation for 70s hardrock/punk/powerpop as well as 80’s hardcore, frenetic live shows, and delivering hooks hooks hooks… The Fastbacks were simply incredible and perfect. Their albums are available mostly through Discogs today, but remain highly recommended listening for anyone seeking a refreshing yet excellent take on our little corner of punk. Ask me about this subject at a bar, and I will go on and on! With regard to the specifics of the song: my roommate Scott really did bring home a copy of The Fastbacks’ 1990 album Very Very Powerful Motor and recommend it to me. This disc promptly blew my mind, altered my notion of what music could be, and gave me permission to play the kind of music that was in my heart, but I had no idea anyone else in the world would ever accept. Nonetheless there it was – reaching out to me, melting the turntable in my 1990 college apartment. This was my Gabba Gabba Hey moment. A few years later, I was fortunate enough to book a show for the Fastbacks and another favorite band, Beat Happening. This show, besides being totally awesome, confirmed my growing suspicion that the Fastbacks were in fact, none other than the greatest band in history. Later still, Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks became the (nearly) exclusive engineer for Sicko’s recorded output, and even did some work for the Subjunctives. In the song, I list off the members of the band in the chorus, and change the drummer out each time I sing the chorus… since they had something like 19 different drummers (including a young Duff McKagen), but otherwise the same 3 other permanent members on guitars/bass/vox. The expletive nature of the title is a nod to Kurt’s sense of humor, and to some extent the only advice I have for dissenting opinions on this subject. Get with the program!”

Now, before you go track The Fastbacks down on Spotify, Give the new Subjunctives tune a listen below.

“Sunshine And Rainbows” is due out via Top Drawer Records on November 22nd.



Rational Anthem (pop punk) release ‘Unimaginary Girlfriend’ from upcoming album

Iowa pop punk band, Rational Anthem have released another song from their upcoming new album ‘It’s Only Permanent’. The song ‘Unimaginary Girlfriend’ premiered over at chorus.fm and is an extremely catchy little number. The record is out on November 1st via A-F Records.

Check out the video below.



Can’t Swim release video for “Power”

NJ pop punks Can’t Swim have released a video for “Power”, a track from new EP Foreign Language. The six track affair is out now on Pure Noise Records.

Have a watch below. The track features guest vocals from Frank Carter.



Inner 29 (pop punk) release new song from upcoming EP

Brazilian pop punk band INNER 29 have signed to Indie Vision Music. Forming in 2018, INNER 29 cite bands like Relient K and Jimmy Eat World as their main influences. They have released ‘Inconsistency (Wears Me Out)’ which will feature on their debut EP ‘Now And Again, Here’ out November 22nd.

Check out the song below.



The Addisons release new single “Fake It”

Chicago indie-punks The Addisons have released a new single. “Fake It” is available now from the band’s Bandcamp.  The track is the first new music since the band’s 2018 EP Here It Comes Again and is also the first music from them featuring drummer Jesse Carmona (formerly of Rockford,IL emo band God’s Reflex).

Have a listen below.



Odd Robot streaming new split EP

Cali-based punks Odd Robot are streaming their new split EP with Tiny Stills. Odd Robot offers up two new tracks, and both are pretty catchy tunes. A little more on the poppy side, no doubt these new songs get stuck in your noggin and have your head bobbin.

Check out the new music below.

Odd Robot last released Amnesiatic back in August of last year. These guys remind me of Alkaline Trio a little, so if you’re into them, check these guys out.



Nervus releases video for song “Fake” off of new album

Punks from across the pond Nervus have released a new video for their song “Fake”. The song comes off the band’s latest release Tough Crowd which came out September 27th, via Big Scary Monsters. The video stars Becky Blomfield of Milk Teeth, the band is giving fans a oppurtunity to create their own version of the video to win some pretty cool Nervus swag.

So don’t miss out, check out the new video below.

This is the first new music from Nervus since their 2016 release Permanent Rainbow. 



New Music: Donaher (NH pop punk) – “Before Anyone Else”

Hailing from the occasionally-mean streets of Manchester, New Hampshire – which is coincidentally about fifteen minutes north of the occasionally-mean streets that yours truly grew up on – Donaher are a band that you should probably know about, especially if you’re nostalgic for the glory days of mid-1990s power pop. Case in point: I once saw them open for Smoking Popes, and their latest album has a song that features vocals from Matt Pryor, so that should give you a pretty accurate picture of their wheelhouse.

Anyway, the Granite Staters have got a new song available for your listening enjoyment. It’s called “Before Anyone Else,” and you can check it out below.

“Before Anyone Else” exists as a standalone single. Their full-length album, I Swear My Love Is True, was released back in 2017 on Dodgeball Records.



New label from former Less Than Jake drummer (pop punk)

Lost Music Collective is a brand new independent label focusing primarily on pop punk music. The new label is set to have releases this year from Rival Town, Yearbooks, Goalkeeper, and Chase Your Words. Lost Music Collective comes from the minds of Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake) and Erick Droegmoeller (Word Is Bond, Inc.). The label will be releasing it’s debut record with Canadian pop punk band Rival Town’s album ‘Useless Hand’ on October 4th.

Vinnie Fiorello retired from touring with Less Than Jake in 2018. Check out Rival Town’s video for ‘Castaways’ below.



The Ataris release new acoustic album

It’s been over twelve years since The Ataris delivered a studio album of new material. Their last effort was ‘Welcome To The Night’ in 2007 which saw a reinvention of their sound with a more indie-rock approach. In recent times long term fans have seen the band change members numerous times and release several singles, compilations and live recordings. The latest edition to The Ataris discography is not a new studio album, but a collection of stripped-down acoustic versions of songs from across their career. ‘Hang Your Head In Hope’ is out now digitally via Kung Fu Records.

If you are still a fan of Kris Roe and co., check out the track listing and video for ‘In This Diary’ below.



Audio Karate (Indie Punk, CA) Stream Track “Landing” From Third Album “Malo”

California’s Audio Karate will release their third album, Malo, on October 18. To get you lot in the mood for the release, the band have been good enough to put out a few tracks over the last few weeks. Joining “Bounce” and “Sin Cuchillo” is the just-released “Landing”. It will be the final track on the eight-song album that was originally written in 2007 but has yet to fully see the light of day. Helping the band with the release of Malo will be Wiretap Records. 

You can check out the three teaser tracks below whilst you wait for the full album’s release next month.



Rational Anthem (pop punk) announce “It’s Only Permanent”

Iowa pop punkers, Rational Anthem have announced new album It’s Only Permanent. The record is out on November 1st via A-F Records.

To mark the announcement, the trio have released a video for a track from it, “Welcome to Paradise City”. Have a watch below.



Slam Dunk Festival 2020: Dates and First Bands Announced

 

Slam Dunk Festival will be returning to Temple Newsham and Hatfield Park on the 23rd and 24th May 2020 respectively.  Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack and State Champs are among the first bands to be announced, with plenty more bands due to be added to the line up over the coming months.  Early bird tickets go on sale Friday 27th September HERE!