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Much The Same streaming new album “Everything Is Fine”

Chicago skate-punk stalwarts Much The Same are streaming their highly anticipated new album Everything Is Fine. Released July 26th through this Dying Scenesters favorite Canadian record label Thousand Islands Records. The highly anticipated album does not disappoint as Much The Same delivers the crisp, high-tempo music we’ve come to love.

Check out the new album below.

This is the first new music from Much The Same since 2006’s Survive. If you’re into skate-punk do yourself a favor and check this gem out.



Jerkswitch (Formerly The SkudFux) Stream Debut Album, “BUFO”

Montreal-based Jerkswitch have just released an album on Thousand Islands Records. The band has formed out of the ashes of The SkudFux, who parted ways a few  months ago, and their debut effort is titled “BUFO”. Their sound is raw and garagy with elements of ska and even some chilled out almost psychedelic sections occasionally thrown into the mix.

You can check it out in full below.



Brand New Lungs (Punk) streaming video for song “90’s Pop Songs”

Montreal-based melodic-punks Brand New Lungs have released a video for their song “90’s Pop Songs”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Like Wildfire, which is scheduled to be released June 14th through Thousand Islands Records. Featuring some workout scenes, a nude painting in progress, and some woodworking, this video has all the things most middle-aged punks spend their weekend avoiding. The song itself is a gem and has me pulling out the rye-whiskey in anticipation for the album.

You can check out the new video below.

The upcoming album Like Wildfire also happens to be the début album for the French-Canadian punks. If you’re a fan of  Digger or The Penske File you will want to give these guys a listen.



DS Exclusive: Ten Foot Pole premiere new album, “Escalating Quickly”

I know it’s a little last minute, but I figure every once in a while it’s only right to do something nice for those special night walkers in all of our lives. So, here you go, my children of darkness. Ten Foot Pole… a whole, like hour or something before it’s supposed to release officially.

If you didn’t know this album was coming out then you’ve probably been sleep walking through life again. I mean… don’t you get excited about anything? Personally, I’ve been wondering what took this thing so long to hit my inbox. I was almost starting to think that Thousand Islands Records was holding out on me. :p

Escalating Quickly jumps from head-banging to booty-shaking, screams to giggles, and anger to hope. The goal was to push beyond the musical expectations set by our past music, to have fun, and to be honest in a way that helps us feel connected with people. I hope you like these songs as much as I do,” says singer/guitarist, Dennis Jagard. Guest artists who get in the mix include: Dan Palmer (Death By Stereo), Dan Jacobs (Atreyu), Sean Sellers (Good Riddance) and Joe Raposo (Lagwagon).

The new album drops tomorrow on Thousand Island Records with vinyl variants available via Disconnect Disconnect Records(UK), Morning Wood Records (Europe) and Pee Records (Australia). Here is the link for purchaseEscalating Quickly was somewhat of a DIY experiment and the band “seeks patrons willing to subscribe at $1 per month or more, to help fund future recording, and in return offers supporters newsletters and early access to music, podcasts, videos and more.” Click here for more info on becoming a patron… and duh! Stay up and enjoy the new album from Ten Foot Pole below for a non-alcoholic reason to show up to work dark-eyed tomorrow morning. G’night!



Brand New Lungs (melodic punk) announce debut album “Like Wildfire”

Montreal punk rockers Brand New Lungs have announced they will be releasing their debut album, Like Wildfire, on June 14th via Thousand Island Records.

We will be sure to keep you updated as more details on the new album get announced.

Brand New Lungs last released the single, “Going Away,” in March 2016.



Stream “Forever Road” Off Ten Foot Pole’s Upcoming LP

Ten Foot PoleSouthern California’s seminal punk rockers Ten Foot Pole are releasing Escalating Quickly on May 10th, and have already released two tastes of the album (“Everything Dies” and “Don’t Be a Dick”) – but are now streaming a third song, “Forever Road”.

The album will be released on Thousand Island Records and features guests including Dan Palmer (Death By Stereo), Dan Jacobs (Atreyu), Sean Sellers (Good Riddance) and Joe Raposo (Lagwagon).

Check out “Forever Road” below – and you can pre-order the album on the band’s official site.



Ten Foot Pole offer 2 advance tracks when their new album is pre-ordered

Ten Foot Pole will be releasing their new album, Escalating Quickly, on May 10th via Thousand Islands Records. They are offering two tracks from it, “Everything Dies” and “Don’t be a Dick”, to everyone who pre-orders the album.

This will be the first time the veteran punks have put out new music since Setlist in 2017, which was released via Cyber Tracks and featured two new songs. The last full studio album was Subliminable Messages back in 2004.



Ten Foot Pole announce new album, tour dates

Ten Foot Pole have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Escalating Quickly, on May 10th via Thousand Islands Records.

The band has also announced some tour dates to promote the new album.  You can check out all of those dates and locations below.

This will be the first time the veteran punks have put out new music since Setlist in 2017, which was released via Cyber Tracks and featured two new songs. The last full studio album was Subliminable Messages back in 2004.



DS Exclusive: Downway premiere “Wild Ones” off upcoming “Last Chance for More Regrets” LP

Formerly of California-based Sessions Records, Downway (ffo: Goldfinger, Lagwagon) have recently come out of retirement and signed with Thousand Islands Records to release a new album, Last Chance for More Regrets. It drops May 1, and is the band’s first release since their split with Belvedere in 2003.

15 years is a long time to be away from the studio, but all early previews of the new album indicate that Downway, who reformed in 2017 after a lengthy hiatus, haven’t quite lost their touch. Last Chance for More Regrets promises more of the same anthemic 90’s-style melodic skate punk that initially earned them a few stints on the Warped Tour docket, and even a video spot on the historically beloved MTV network, before it was taken over by the Kardashians.

Since the band’s newfound rejuvenation they have toured western Canada as well as Japan, with more Canadian tour dates to look forward to surrounding the release of the upcoming LP. Today, I’m proud to showcase for you all their latest single, “Wild Ones”. If you’re a fan of catchy hooks, poppy harmonies, and energetic palm mute sections to bounce your head to, then this jam is one you may want to consider. You can stream “Wild Ones” as well as view Downway’s fast-approaching tour schedule below. Cheers!



EP Review: Call It A Day – “Mind The Gap”

You know you’re in for some good skate punk when the drums eagerly roll in to energetically pummel you around the head after a whole two seconds of a guitar intro. Call It A Day waste little time in letting you know that this is going to be technical and this is going to be fast-paced punk rock. Two minutes of the opening song on their debut EP Mind The Gap zip by before the outdo snaps you out of your sugar rush reverie.

It might be the multicultural nature of their country, or their history of world class, fearless cuisine, but French bands always seem to have that little bit extra in terms of genres to add to their punk rock ratatouille. Call It A Day are no different and this is typified by their ability to rip through skate punk verses before smoothly transitioning into some head banging riffs. ‘Empty Promises’ adds some harmonies adds some harmonies to make it a standout song and a promise of what is to come from these guys.

Mind The Gap closes with the song ‘Valium’, which possibly has the best chorus of the three songs. One slight flaw is a verse that does little to distinguish itself from countless other euro-skate punk offerings. If anything, that’s being picky, as it’s no easy task to craft vocals over a mile-a-minute skate punk verse. Once the song slows a little the vocals truly shine and some intricate guitar work and an instrumental break lead into an outro that showcases how good the vocals can be.

Like their culinary countrymen and women who put French cooking on the map, Call It A Day have the ingredients and talent at their disposal to create something truly memorable. With this EP they are serving tasty portions of skate punk. A little extra prep work in the songwriting kitchen and these guys will be a real force. I’m eagerly awaiting their next course to see if they have tweaked the receipt to turn a good band into a great one.

Stream the EP below.



Album review: No Real Hero – “The Forest”

Hailing from Montreal, No Real Hero have unleashed a new EP, a follow-up to their 2014 self titled album. The Forest will have you feeling nostalgic for the early days of Fat Wreck Chords. Their brand of punk infused metal delivers a message of rebellion and heartbreak. The easiest comparison to make is Propagandhi. They are both Canadian, they both liberally use epic guitar riffage to highlight their punk sneer, and both seem intent on kick-starting a revolution.

The Forest opens with a track that seems pulled from Tron, dark and ominous with an electric pulse. This shroud is shredded by a barrage of guitar licks and a bombastic rhythm as “Comfort and Sorrow” makes it clear that this band is not here to play nice. ‘What’s good to you don’t mean shit to me’ they snarl as they lament about how people ‘Seek comfort in other people’s sorrow’.

“Broken Waters” a song about mourning the death of a child perfectly mirrors rage and despair with changes in tempo. One minute anger and swelling guitars, the next a soliloquy of despair. It’s a heartbreaking look at the helplessness felt in the mortality of someone so new to the world.

The incendiary nature of this EP shines through on “This is Home”. ‘Just watch us kids come together/we rise our fists high and strong’ is the riotous call to arms for despondent kids unsure of the rage they feel or their place in life. A song that one can only imagine would be amazing live, with all the kids that this song mentions singing along with their fists raised in solidarity.

“The Forest for the trees” provides a lush and technical display of guitar chops. Then we reach the pinnacle of the album, the closer “Red and Black” a song that explores a purposeful overdose on the part of a young girl upon the realization that her boyfriend shared her nude pictures. It’s a dark exposè on current social trends that plague our society.

The Forest is a short but intense offering from a band that takes a familiar style and completely makes it their own. This may be the only time I say this, but if they added a little more of that electronic Tron-esque sound from the opener to the rest of the album, I would not complain.

4.5 / 5 Stars



The SkudFux (punk rock) sign to Thousand Islands Records

Canadian punks The SkudFux have been announced as Thousand Islands Records latest signing. They play punk rock with elements of ska and reggae and are gearing up to release new material with their new label early next year.

In the meantime, their most recent EP ‘FERN’ is a fun listed and can be streamed below.



Family Meeting release final EP “Walk Left/Stand Right”

Toronto melodic punks Family Meeting have released their final EP Walk Left/Stand Right, which is out now Thousand Island Records. The band announced recently that they were to split after the release.

Have a listen on Spotify.

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Bring On The Storm (skate-punk) stream new EP “Altruism”

Canadian punk band Bring On The Storm released their debut album “Atruism” on November 4th. Fans of bands like A Wilhelm Scream, This Is A Standoff and the more technical skate punk stuff should definitely check them out. You can expect fast drumming, excellent melodies and some super fast guitar shredding. The only thing that sucks is that the record only has eight songs!

Listen to the full album below!



Family Meeting to split after release of upcoming EP

Toronto melodic punks Family Meeting are to call it quits after the release of their upcoming EP Walk Left/Stand Right, which is out November 29th on Thousand Island Records.  The band have released a statement about the split, which you can read below.

The EP is the below up to 2017’s No One Cares ‘Til You’re Dead. You can have a listen to advance track “Four Months of Rain” now.