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Piebald Presents To You, A Musical Christmas Adventure

Piebald are the latest band to release something for Christmas. Piebald Presents To You, A Musical Christmas Adventure came out last Friday (15th November) and features three festive numbers – “(All I Want For Christmas) Is To Rage With My Friends,” “The Rebellion Of Winter,” and “Do Good Stuff”.

Have a listen on the usual platforms.



AJJ streaming “A Poem” off upcoming album “Good Luck Everybody”

Arizona folk-punks AJJ or the artist formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad are streaming the first track “A Poem” off their upcoming album Good Luck Everybody, which is due out in January of next year. Sean Bonnette former social worker and front-man for AJJ had this to say about the new album: “There’s something that comes along with scrolling through your phone on Twitter or Instagram and seeing a puppy, and then a joke from a comedian, and then a young black person being shot by police, and then another puppy, and then your friends announcing a tour, and then children in cages,” says Bonnette. “There’s something in that, that fucks your brain up. I don’t know if it’s made me more of a passionate arguer or just made me confused and numb.”

Check out the new song below.

AJJ last released Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016 earlier this year.



DS Exclusive: Avoid One Thing debut “Better Left Alone” from upcoming album, “Right Here Where You Left Me”

We’ve got a real, genuine treat for you today that, as a lifelong Boston-area resident and scene-adjacent member, I’m fired up to be able to…new music from Avoid One Thing!

We last heard from the highly-regarded side project featuring Joe Gittleman (Mighty Mighty Bosstones), Amy Griffin (The Raging Teens, Darkbuster, Jittery Jack) and John Lynch (The Neighborhoods) all the way back in 2004 with the release of their sophomore album, Chopstick Bridge. After more than a decade-and-a-half of good times and bad times and all things in between, the band’s long-awaited third album is finally upon us. It’s called Right Here Where You Left Me, and it’s due out a mere two days from now (Friday the 13th) on Big Rig Records.

To give you a taste of what’s in store, we’re bringing you the brand new track, “Better Left Alone.” Here’s how Gittleman himself sums up the song’s theme: I don’t know if this song’s apology will ever reach its target or be accepted. I hope so.” Check it out below!

Pre-order’s for Right Here Where You Left Me are available here; you can also check out the album’s title track right here! You can also snag tickets to the album release show coming up November 16th at Boston’s Great Scott right here on Friday!



The Casualties release video for “Borders”

The Casualties have released a video for anti-Trump track “Borders”, a song from last year’s Written In Blood.

The band on the video: “This is a stripped-down video from our hearts that cuts to the bone. We wanted to show the band in our most raw form and give the viewer an idea of the different faces that this ‘border issue’ affects. Also, we’re not holding back on how we feel about Trump. This is lyrical machine gun fire pointed right between the eyes of this asshole and anyone who follows him! The video is visually and musically a protest song of our generation and we’ve had enough! Fuck your President and fuck your wall.” Have a watch below.



New video from PUP, “Sibling Rivalry”out now

Pup have released a new animated video for the song off their latest album Morbid Stuff, “Sibling Rivalry” which is illustrated by the band’s own Stefan, who says of the video:

“This song is about weirdo camping trips my sister and I take every year. We’ve gotten lost in the Northwest Territories, spent 3 weeks drifting down a river in the Yukon, and have been stranded in a blizzard on Cape Horn. Almost all of these trips end in disaster, which I guess means we are really bad at camping. But they are also some of the most fun things I’ve ever done in my life.

I started drawing comics to try and tell some of these stories, and those comics formed the basis of this video. The thing is, I’m really really bad at drawing. I draw like a 5 year old, but I love doing it. There’s something liberating about diving headfirst into something you know is going to turn out like absolute trash. Luckily for me and the puppies, we have a friend named Marty MacPherson who is an incredible artist and animator, and he really helped bring these stories to life, and injected a ton of his own personality into the thing.”

Check out the video for “Sibling Rivalry” below.



PUP (Punk, Canada) Stream Latest Album “Morbid Stuff”

Toronto-based PUP are allowing fans to stream their entire latest album. The effort is titled Morbid Stuff and it can be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube. You can also pick up a physical copy from the band’s merch store.

The previous release from PUP was the 2016 full-length, The Dream is Over.

 



Iron Chic & Toys That Kill announce West Coast dates

Iron Chic and Toys That Kill tour the West Coast next month. The two bands take in six shows, starting in San Diego and ending in Seattle.

Full details of the dates below.



Album Review: AJJ – “Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016”

B-side and rarities compilations can be hit or miss. On the one hand, they’re a way to collect and gather non-LP tracks into one place, which is particularly great for non-obsessives who don’t track down every out-of-print 7-inch or promotional flexis with demos. On the other hand, because these songs are from a number of recording sessions, putting them together in one place can give the final product something of a disjointed feeling. AJJ’s Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016, released last summer on SideOneDummy, largely avoids the latter while gathering a number of unreleased songs, a handful of non-LP singles, and alternate takes.

As the title implies, these songs only span a four year gap. Specifically, they come from a four year gap in which the band released Christmas Island and The Bible 2– two albums that have a fairly similar sound in a discography that is overall varied from album-to-album. In fact, one of the unreleased songs is the title track from Christmas Island and it sticks very closely to that album’s aesthetic. Opening track, “Space & Time,” similarly sticks to the optimistic side of AJJ shown on The Bible 2 with declarations of “I’m close enough to happy to say that I won’t throw my memories away.”

Out of all of the songs here, the one that sticks out the most is the band’s cover of Pink Floyd’s “The Final Cut.” AJJ has recorded plenty of covers in the past (many of which have made their way onto the band’s previous rarities collections Rompilation and the digital only Rompilation 2) but this is the first one that really feels surprising because Pink Floyd hardly seems like the type of band AJJ would cover. And yet they do an admirable job- you can tell it’s not the band’s usual style but it doesn’t feel out of place even on a collection of songs that are from a handful of different sessions.

Like almost any other b-sides compilation, Ugly Spiral isn’t likely going to turn on new listeners (or win back any former ones) but it still provides access to unreleased songs and a way to tide over fans while the band gears up for their next proper studio album.

4 / 5 Stars



PUP release video for “Kids”

PUP recently streamed “Kids” from their upcoming album Morbid Stuff, which is out on April 5th. They’ve now released a video for the track, which you can have a watch of below.

The album is the follow up to the 2016 release of The Dream is Over.



John Feldmann and Travis Barker announce 2019 ‘Back To The Beach’ Festival!

John Feldmann and Travis Barker have announced the line up for the 2019 Back To The Beach Festival. The annual festival, in its second year, will take place on April 27 & 28 in Huntington Beach. The upcoming event will feature both Feldmann and Barkers’ main acts as well as the likes of The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Wonder Years, Streetlight Manifesto and more.



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



Iron Chic perform “My Best Friend (Is A Nihilist)” at Little Elephant

Long Island’s Iron Chic recorded a few performances at Little Elephant in Toledo, OH. The first video to come out of those sessions is for their song “My Best Friend (Is A Nihilist).” You can check out that performance below.

The song comes from their latest LP You Can’t Stay Here, that was released in 2017 via SideOneDummy Records.



Chuck Ragan documentary “Landsick” wins “Best Story” award

Big congratulations are in order for Chuck Ragan and the entire team of Landsick!

Chuck Ragan notes, “For our film Landsick to be recognized and win Best Story at the Drake Film Awards was certainly an achievement that wasn’t even in our scope. We all just did what we do and documented it along the way.  To have an honor such as this given to us, it has eased the pain a bit of the endless nights, close calls and time away from family on the road.  Peter Vandergrift and Matt Devlin worked insanely hard at pulling the piles of content together to weave the story that made Landsick the film that it is.”

According to Ragan, “At home, I work as a fly fishing guide and instructor so in so many ways I’m leading a double life going from ‘waking up at 4:30am‘ as opposed to ‘lying down at 3am‘.  Our recent film that’s been showcasing at The Fly Fishing Film Tour depicts that balance between touring, guiding and fatherhood.  It’s far from easy to find much balance but I’m getting closer and learning more about myself from a toddler than I’ve learned from anyone in my 43 years on this planet.”

Landsick will be screened across the country. Times and dates can be found here!



AJJ stream new rarities album “Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016”

Arizona’s AJJ are streaming a new album consisting of never-before-heard studio cuts, live favorites, songs previously only available on vinyl, and alternate takes of album highlights, all spanning the years of 2012-2016,  The new album is called Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016, and you can give it a listen below

AJJ last released Back in the Jazz Coffin in August 2017.



Mom Jeans stream new album “Puppy Love” and announce tour dates

Berkeley’s Mom Jeans are streaming their new album Puppy Love.  It’s ten songs full of crippling anxiety and fear of the future tightly wrapped in some indie emo punk. The last release was 2016’s Best Buds.

They have two album release shows planned, the first on July 20 in San Francisco which is already sold out, while tickets are still available for July 21 in Los Angeles. After that they are embarking on a huge tour of the US that starts in Santa Ana, CA in September and goes until the end of November.

Check out the stream and the tour dates below.