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Reconciler (Atlanta Melodic Punk) stream new album “Set Us Free”

Atlanta melodic punk act Reconciler are streaming their new album, Set Us Free, which was released on February 1st via A-F Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Reconciler last released I. in April 2017.



Album Review: Lee Corey Oswald – “Darkness, Together”

Lee Corey Oswald - Darkness TogetherLee Corey Oswald‘s latest album is a fantastic step forward for the Portland based punk/rock act. Darkness, Together forms this particular sound of small town America, desperation, emotional loss, growing up, and dreams of something bigger. It’s an album I didn’t give the time it deserves in 2018, but truly grew to love as I listened through.

The band has put together a great sound over time, with some iconic lyrical shaping through their past releases, and that continues on for Darkness, Together. Lee Corey Oswald originated from Scranton in Pennsylvania, building themselves in the vibrant punk scene alongside bands such as Title Fight and Tigers Jaw. However after moving to Portland, they took the lifestyle and indie scene from the area and weaved influence from it into their sound. There’s an emotional urgency at times, but also contemplation and poetic strings of thought, notably within the track “Neighborhoods.” Lee Ellis, the vocalist, ponders the idea of a regular life and expectations in a suburban neighborhood, building to a beautiful delivery of “As your kids grow they’ll help in the garden, go to school, just to learn it’s not what they belong in.”

Musically the band naturally shifts through faster punk sounds and this incredibly catchy rolling flow. The first track “Asbury Waters” has a heavier sound, with more emphasis placed on each tone, and a rather deliberate delivery. This transitioning into the fuzzy and bright ‘Neighborhoods’ shows the range of the band, keeping their own flavor across their styles. Thematically they do the same, melding the different ideas they’re playing with and seamlessly flowing from one to another. There’s the idea of growing up, escaping expectations and subverting cliche to live your own life. This features across “Asbury Waters,” into a different form through “Neighborhoods,” then is placed much more firmly through “You Want To Be Right or Happy.” The tracks discuss running from the past, denying the present, and the darkness of the future.

There’s so much to identify with in the current climate, from stories of alienation in the suburbs, growing up, love and loss from friends to the bands we all cherish. ‘Desperate,’ despite the repetition of ‘You’re in love, in love, in love‘ and ‘We’re in love, in love, in love,’ subverts a love song into the idea of his love for someone, who loves another, yet they still both feel a love which gives them a togetherness in the protagonist’s mind. “Free Stuff” perfectly encapsulates a satirical presentation of how we all do what we need to get by in the modern day, whilst “Curse Words” goes back to the other side of suburban living in moving back in with your mother and helping her out.

But where all these themes so brilliantly captured come together is in the final track, “Darkness, Together (11/20/85).” The loss of a friend puts everything into perspective, and contemplating how to cope with a world that keeps moving on past you. The closing lines to the song are all too relatable, ‘And all the bands that we would talk about, if only you were still around.’ The desperation for just one more conversation on something which draws so many people together. The name of the album truly matches what it discusses, the idea of darkness, depression, and all these negative things, and how we experience it together, even if apart.

Darkness, Together was released on October 12th, 2018 via A-F Records, and can be streamed via Bandcamp here.



Lee Corey Oswald stream new album “Darkness, Together”

Portland based punk band Lee Corey Oswald are streaming their new album Darkness, Together, which was released on October 12, 2018 via A-F Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Lee Corey Oswald last released Unhealthy in October 2017.



Antillectual announce European tour dates

Dutch skate punk band Antillectual have announced the dates for their “The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist” tour, in celebration of the new single they will be releasing on October 30th.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Antillectual last released their single “Heads You Win, Tails We Lose” on June 6 via Uncle M Music.



Nightmarathons (melodic punk) Stream New Single “Estimate”

Pittsburgh melodic punk act Nightmarathons are streaming their latest single. The track is titled “Estimate” and has been released by A-F Records. It’s the first new music from the four-piece since their self-titled EP, which was released in 2017.

You can listen to “Estimate” below.



Lee Corey Oswald release third single “Head Over Heels” off upcoming album “Darkness, Together”

Portland based punk band Lee Corey Oswald recently premiered a new track called “Head Over Heels.” It will be off of the band’s new album titled “Darkness, Together”, due out October 12, 2018 via A-F Records.

“Head Over Heels” is the third single from the album. In August, the band released the first single, “Neighborhood.” Following this was the September release of the video for the second single, “Ferris Wheel.”

This album will be Lee Corey Oswald’s latest release since “Unhealthy” in October 2017, and it is available for pre-order right here. In the meantime, you can stream the first three singles off “Darkness, Together” below.



World’s Scariest Police Chases announce third album, stream new song “MODERNBASEBALLISWAR”

Pittsburg funny guy punks World’s Scariest Police Chases have announced their legendary third album appropriately titled, Ablum 3 (no, that is not a typo). The album is scheduled for official release on October 12th through Say-10 Records. For now, you can listen to a brand new song called, “MODERNBASEBALLISWAR” below.

We will keep you updated on this project as more details come to light. STAY TUNED.



Dead Bars announce tour, single, and new home at A-F Records

Seattle’s Dead Bars have recently signed with Anti-Flag’s A-F Records and released a single, a cover of Guided By Voices “Gold Star for Robot Boy”. With a new LP slated for sometime in 2019.

The only place to get a vinyl copy of the single is to catch them on tour, which will see them across much of the U.S. and is centered on their appearance at The Fest.

Dead Bars released their debut Dream Gig last year on No Idea Records.

Check out a stream of “Gold Star for Robot Boy” and all the current tour dates below.



Lee Corey Oswald premiere music video for “Ferris Wheel”

Portland’s Lee Corey Oswald have premiered a new music video for their new single “Ferris Wheel” which can be found on the band’s new album Darkness, Together which is due out October 12 via A-F Records.

Pre-orders for the album are available here.

Check out the video below.



Aspiga stream new album “Dragged Through The Years”

New Jersey indie/punk trio Aspiga are streaming their new album, Dragged Through The Years, which was released on September 7th via A-F Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Aspiga last released What Happened To You? in 2014.



Aspiga stream new track “August”

New Jersey indie/punk trio Aspiga release album, Dragged Through The Years, on September 7th via A-F Records. The band already streamed two tracks, “Beautiful Wounds” and “Searching”, but they’re now streaming another track, “August”, which is available to listen to now on The Fest website

The album will be the follow up to What Happened To You?, which came out backin 2014



Lee Corey Oswald announce new album, stream

Portland’s Lee Corey Oswald have announced that they will be releasing a new album, Darkness, Together, on October 12th via A-F Records.

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

Lee Corey Oswald last released Unhealthy in October 2017. 



Spanish Love Songs perform “It’s Not Interesting” at Live From the Rock Room

LA punk band Spanish Love Songs have released another video from their session with Live From the Rock Room! This time around they’ve performed “It’s Not Interesting” from their new LP Schmaltz which was released in March via A-F Records.

Check out the video below.



Aspiga announce tour of the northeast

New Jersey indie/punk trio Aspiga have announced the dates for an upcoming tour of the northeastern United States. They are touring in support of their upcoming LP Dragged Through the Years, coming out on September 7 via A-F Records.

See the tour dates below.



Spanish Love Songs perform “El Nino Considers His Failures” at Live From the Rock Room

Los Angeles punk band Spanish Love Songs have a new video out for their song “El Nino Considers His Failures.” The video is their performance of the song at Chicago’s Live From the Rock Room!

The song comes from their most recent album Schmaltz, which was released on March 30 via A-F Records.

You can watch the video below.