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This Is My Fest releases free comp (ft. unreleased songs from Civil War Rust & more)

The organizers of This Is My Fest have released a free sampler compilation featuring previously unreleased songs from bands like Civil War Rust, The Lucky Eejits, and Crab Legs, as well as tracks by Get Dead, Dan Potthast , Heartsounds & more.

Give the comp a listen below, and download it for free on Bandcamp.

Featuring 40 bands in total, This Is My Fest will take place in Oakland, CA from September 15th-18th. For more info and tickets, check out the festival’s website.

Civil War Rust, Heartsounds & more to play This Is My Fest

The first round of bands playing the 2016 edition of Oakland, CA’s This Is My Fest has been announced. A few bands currently on the 4-day punk festival’s lineup include Civil War Rust, The Shell Corporation, Heartsounds, and Great Apes. Check out the full list below.

Featuring 40 bands in total, This Is My Fest will take place at 4 different local venues from September 15th-18th. More info and tickets are available on the festival’s official website.

Civil War Rust release new album “Help Wanted”

East Bay punks Civil War Rust released their new album Help Wanted today, and you can stream it below.  If you like what you hear, you can pick it up here.

Civil War Rust most recently released Extra Virgin Olive Oi!, a collection of covers, back in February.

DS Photo Gallery: Civil War Rust, The Decline, Yankee Brutal at Night Lights, Oakland, CA (10.2.15)

The first Friday of October brought me to the streets of Oakland to check out Dying Scene favorites Yankee Brutal, Australia’s The Decline, and local heroes Civil War Rust at the intimate bar/venue Night Lights off Broadway. There was immense traffic due to the SF Giants game that night, so by the time I rolled up to the venue, local band/openers Drunk-Dial had just finished their set.

Sacramento’s Yankee Brutal is in the process of recording a new album, however the bulk of the band’s set was sourced from their highly-acclaimed debut album “The Everlasting Greed”. The band loves playing fast – like, as fast as they can. Sometimes this leads to some beat/rhythm problems, but the band always manages to quickly get back on point. The guys began their set with the opening track “Facedown”, and it was mayhem from the first chord. Some of my other favorites played include title track “Everlasting Greed”, “Revolt”, “Modern World”, “United Strangnant”, and more. It had been a couple years since I had seen these guys live, and it was really nice to see how they’ve progressed. The heat in the upstairs venue was now near reaching a boiling point, just in time for a set break and the opportunity for everyone to run downstairs and catch some fresh air before the Aussies took the stage.

Next up was Perth, Australia’s The Decline. This was my first time seeing these guys and it was a great performance. The band recently released their newest LP “Resister”, this past June through Pee Records, and their setlist was comprised mainly of the new tracks. “Giving Up Is A Gateway Drug”, “Camberwell Street”, and “Underworld Tour” are just some of the tracks which showcase the band’s grit yet melody. At times out of control, at times melodic and ‘poppy’, The Decline does well in blending several styles into a cohesive sound. The band even graced our eardrums with a little NOFX cover!

Civil War Rust were the headliners for the night, bringing the loud, fast-paced, energetic and sometimes frantic night of punk to an end. The fans were loving the set, and by the end of it were up on stage sharing the mic with the band. These guys represent the best things in modern punk – great breaks, ripping guitar riffs, driving bass lines, and gritty yet melodic vocals. Listen to a track like “Mayday”, and you’re convinced. The guys have a great stage presence too, not afraid to raise a guitar in the air or trash around on stage. I always appreciate bands that set the energy level for the fans. One of my highlights of the night was when the band covered one of my favorite Cock Sparrer songs “Take ‘Em All”. Colin & co. would be proud. Civil War Rust has a new album in the works, entitled “Help Wanted”. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Have a look at all of the night’s photos below. Thanks to Wesley, and the boys in Decline, for a memorable night.


Civil War Rust stream cover of John Prine’s “In Spite of Ourselves”

Just two weeks after releasing a 2-song covers EP titled Extra Virgin Olive Oi!, Bay Area punks Civil War Rust have released a cover of John Prine’s “In Spite of Ourselves.” You can give it a listen below.

The band’s currently working on new full-length album, and they’re aiming for a late 2015 release. Their latest record The Fun and the Lonely was released in 2012 through All for Hope Records.

Free EP Download: Civil War Rust – ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oi!’

Bay Area natives Civil War Rust have released a surprise EP titled Extra Virgin Olive Oi!. The EP features two cover songs, “Take ‘em All” (originally by Cock Sparrer) and “St. Mary” (originally by Rancid) and it is available as a name-your-price download via Civil War Rust’s Bandcamp page.

You can stream the songs below, or download them here.

Civil War Rust is currently working on their second full length album, aiming for a late 2015 release. The band last released The Fun and the Lonely on All for Hope Records in 2012.

Full Set Video: Civil War Rust live @ The Knockout in San Francisco

Bay Area natives Civil War Rust played a show last night at The Knockout in nearby San Francisco, and you can catch all the action below.

The band last released The Fun and the Lonely on All for Hope Records in 2012. They recently finished recording a new 6-song EP.

Civil War Rust finish recording new EP, announce west coast tour dates

San Francisco punk stalwarts Civil War Rust have finished recording a new 6-song EP to follow-up their phenomenal 2012 album “The Fun and the Lonely.” Here’s what guitarist Ryan Banks had to say about the currently-untitled EP:

“We’ve been playing all the songs live over the last year and we are very excited to hear how they sound after mixing. Once we get them back we’ll figure out how we plan to release them, and we will let you know when to expect to hear some new jams!

Really pumped on releasing an acoustic song, always love the simple raw feel that brings. Of course we all can’t wait to get back in and record that song electric and see how that sounds as well!”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the EP, which will feature five full-band tracks and one acoustic song, are revealed by the band. For the time being, you west coasters can find details on the band’s upcoming spring tour below.

New music: Civil War Rust release cover of “Walking Catastrophe” by Pinhead Gunpowder

San Francisco punkers Civil War Rust have released a new cover of the Pinhead Gunpowder song “Walking Catastrophe.” Check it out right here.

Civil War Rust are currently working on a yet-to-be-titled new album, and already have finished tracking music on six songs.

The band’s most recent album, The Fun & The Lonely, was originally released last year on All For Hope Records.

Civil War Rust finish tracking six new songs

Even though they already began recording two days agoCivil War Rust announced on their Facebook profile that they have finished tracking down six songs for their highly anticipated new album. They wrote:

“Finished tracking music on 6 songs at Studio Trilogy in SF over the weekend. Vocals Next – So stoked!!”

The band’s most recent album, The Fun & The Lonely, was originally released last year on All For Hope Records.

Civil War Rust begin recording new music

San Francisco punk act Civil War Rust have begun recording new music.

We’ll keep you updated as more information is announced.

The band’s most recent album, “The Fun & The Lonely,” was originally released last year on All For Hope Records.

Album Review: Civil War Rust – “The Fun & The Lonely”

Man, this band would’ve fit golden-era Lookout Records like a glove. Luckily, there are lots of labels around that specialize in this particular brand of catchy power punk. The bigger ones like Red Scare and the ever growing Recess, and smaller ones like All For Hope Records, who have unleashed Civil War Rust’s “The Fun & The Lonely” upon the listening public.

My first exposure to Civil War Rust, as, I assume, was most people’s outside out of the band’s Bay area homestead, was as part of AMP Magazine’s free Cross Pollination comp from a couple years ago, which you can still grab here.

Their featured song “Hymns of the Canary” (great title) was a little rough around the edges (it was a demo version, a cleaner, tighter version appears on the album), but was well written and catchy as hell, with healthy doses of gang vocal stylings and some cool guitar parts.

Hitting go on “The Fun & The Lonely” and hearing lead-off song “Whipping Star” come charging through the headphones makes good on the promise of “Hymns” with better sounding production and tighter performance. That performance and songwriting really comes together on the song “Mayday” delivering one of the catchiest, and grittiest, songs on the record.

A few songs later the tunes all start to mush together somewhat and the chugging rhythms, melodies and vocal work threaten to become forgettable. “Seven Down” saves the album from this fate though by changing the tempo slightly and offering a fresh sounding hook within the same framework of the rest of the album.

By the time the aforementioned “Hymns” and the final song “Diving” (another fresh sounding track) wind the album down, the half an hour-ish runtime feels just about right.

Stylistically, Civil War Rust resemble many without overtly sounding like anyone in particular. With vocals that sound like The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon being backed by Chris No.2 from Anti-Flag, and hooks that are poppy and clean but lean against a gritty delivery that keeps the whole production dancing on a serrated edge. It gives everything a kind of Polar Bear Club feel, but, you know, less sad.

In some ways, “The Fun & The Lonely” sounds like a first record (first full length anyway) like the band is still trying to find its stride and getting used to itself. It’s good, catchy, fast punk rock though which all points to bigger and better things for a band that gains new followers with every show that they play. They’re a band that will just keep getting better with every subsequent album they release, mark my words.


Civil War Rust stream new acoustic song “The Lamp”

San Francisco Bay Area’s punk act Civil War Rust recorded an acoustic version of a new song called “The Lamp”. You can check it out here.

The band’s most recent album, “The Fun & The Lonely,” was originally released last March on All For Hope Records on CD

Civil War Rust release lyric video for “Freight Train”

San Francisco Bay Area’s punk act Civil War Rust have released a lyric video for their song “Freight Train” and you can sing along to it right here.

The song appears on the band’s latest album, “The Fun & The Lonely”, which was released last March on All For Hope Records.

Music Video: Civil War Rust – “Seven Down”

San Francisco Bay Area’s punk act Civil War Rust have premiered a music video for their song “Seven Down”.

The song appears on the band’s latest album, “The Fun & The Lonely”, which was released last March on All For Hope Records.

Watch the music video here.