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Steve Adamyk Band (pop-punk) streams first new song off upcoming album “Paradise”

Ontario-based pop-punks Steve Adamyk Band are streaming the first new song “In Death” off of their upcoming album Paradise. The new song which features a very old-school Ramones vibe will be released along with the rest of the album March 15th through Dirtnap Records.

Check out the new tune below.

This is the first new music from Steve Adamyk Band since 2016’s banger Graceland. If you’re a fan of old-school punk check these guys out, you will not be disappointed.



The Exploding Hearts Documentary Trailer Released

Venerable Portland, OR garage-punk act The Exploding Hearts, who tragically lost three of it’s four members in a van accident a mere four months after their breakthrough album Guitar Romantic was released in 2003, are the subject of a new documentary that is set to be released later this year.

The filmmakers have released the first trailer, which you can check out below.

If you want to stay up to date with the film, you can check out their website here.



Dirtnap Records release 2018 Sampler

Portland OR label Dirtnap Records have released a 2018 Sampler so you can get an brief glimpse of all the awesome music they released last year.  The sampler features songs from, Mind Spiders, Proud Parents, Drakulas, Bad Sports and more.  You can give it a listen below.



Bad Sports (Punk) streaming new single “Don’t Deserve Love” off of upcoming album

Old-school punks rejoice! Texas punks Bad Sports are streaming the first single “Don’t Deserve Love” off of their upcoming album Constant Stimulation. Set to be released October 26th on Dirtnap Records, Bad Sports is a throwback to the early days of punk. If you enjoy The Ramones or The Queers you’ll love these guys.

Check the single out below.

This appears to be the first new music from Bad Sports since their 2016 release Living With Secrets.



Proud Parents (Garage Punk) stream new songs “Hypnotoad” and “Flavordust”

Wisconsin garage punks Proud Parents are streaming two songs from their upcoming self-titled album that is set to be released on June 22nd via Dirtnap Records.

Check out “Hypnotoad” and “Flavordust” below.

Proud Parents last released Sharon Is Karen in December 2015.



Mind Spiders release music video for “Outside”

Fort Worth psych-rockers Mind Spiders recently released a video for their song “Outside.”  To be more accurate, the band released a surreal short film with the song playing over the credits.  And to be more accurate on that, the credits is mostly just text from a car operator’s manual.  

Confused?  You should be.  Now check out the video here.

“Outside” comes from the bands’ latest album, Furies, which was released on January 26th via Dirtnap Records.

 



Mind Spiders stream upcoming album “Furies”

Fort Worth psych-rockers Mind Spiders are streaming their upcoming album, Furies, in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Furies is set to be released on January 26th via Dirtnap Records.  It follows Prosthesis, which was released on March 12th, 2016, also through Dirtnap Records.



Mind Spiders stream new song “Furies”

Fort Worth psych-rockers Mind Spiders are streaming the title track off of their upcoming album Furies, which is set to be released on January 26th via Dirtnap Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Mind Spiders last released Prosthesis on March 12th, 2016, also through Dirtnap Records.



Fox Face (Wisconsin Punk) release new LP

Wisconsin feminist punk act Fox Face have released their new LP “Spoil + Destroy” via Dirtnap Records.

You can stream the album below.



Drakulas stream debut album “Raw Wave”

Austin, Texas’ Drakulas are now streaming their debut album “Raw Wave” in its entirety through the Dirtnap Records Soundcloud page. You can find the full stream below.

If you’re unfamiliar with the band, their lineup features Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair, as well as Mike Wiebe and Rob Marchantare Riverboat Gamblers.

“Raw Wave” was released on November 18 through Dirtnap Records, and is Drakulas’ first full-length, following their 2015 EP “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW.”



Drakulas (Rise Against & Riverboat Gamblers) stream new song “Neon Town”

Austin, Texas’ Drakulas have premiered a new song from their upcoming album Raw Wave. The track’s called “Neon Town,” and you can give it a listen below.

If you’re unfamiliar with the band, their lineup features Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair, as well as Mike Wiebe and Rob Marchantare Riverboat Gamblers.

Raw Wave is set to release on November 18th through Dirtnap Records. It will be Drakulas’ first full-length, following their 2015 EP OWOWOWOWOWOWOW (yes, that’s really the title).



Low Culture announce new album “Places to Hide,” stream first single “Comfort Zones”

Portland’s Low Culture have announced they will be releasing a new album titled Places to Hide on September 9th via Dirtnap Records. Check out the first single “Comfort Zones” below.

Places to Hide will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2013 debut album Screens.



Radioactivity announce UK tour dates

Texas’ Radioactivity have just announced a six new shows throughout the UK. This marks the first European visit for the band, which consists of former members of Mind Spiders, Marked Men, and Wax Museums. Check the dates out below.



Mean Jeans release video for “Croozin'”

Portland based pop-punk group Mean Jeans have released a video for the song “Croozin'” and you can watch it, as well as check out some upcoming tour dates, below.

The song comes off of their most recent album “Tight New Dimension” which came out this past April via Fat Wreck Chords.

The video is crazy. It consists of rollerblades, spandex, and Surge wrapped in a total 90’s feel. Not only is the song good, but the video fits it perfectly.

The band’s previous release was a compilation album titled “Singles Collection” in March of 2015 through Dirtnap Records and the band’s last proper full-length album was 2012′s “On Mars”.



Album Review: Mind Spiders – “Prosthesis”

When you’ve been in the game as long as Mark Ryan has, you can pretty much do whatever you want.  As one of the founding members of influential garage punk band The Marked Men, a major creative force in the similar but darker group Radioactivity, and many other projects, he has definitely become a master of creating memorable and ridiculously catchy lo-fi punk tunes.  And he has no plans on slowing down.  With Prosthesis, Ryan’s constantly evolving “solo” project Mind Spiders returns for their 4th album of synth heavy garage punk.

The boys from The Marked Men seem to be getting darker and darker with each new album they put out, no matter the group.  Last years’ Silent Kill from Radioactivity was the perfect blend of poppy melodies and dark atmosphere all wrapped up in their signature garage sound.  But that album still had its brighter songs.  Prosthesis takes the next step, with the whole album giving off a gloomy vibe from start to finish.  The synths and guitar play off each other with minor and dissonant chord passages that create a sense of unease.   The band is still able to pull the songs together and come out with something catchy and memorable.

Synthesizer is featured very prominently on the album.  In some songs, it is the driving force, while in others, it serves just to create a bit more atmosphere.  Songs like “No Filter” and “Prosthesis” use the synths to lay out the main melodies of the song, while the guitar backs them up and drums keep the song moving along.  “Running” on the other hand features very little, if any, synth and relies on the guitar strumming away at power chords and haunting vocals to create what is probably the catchiest song on the album.  “Cold” uses a similar outline but has great moments in the verses when the guitar cuts out and the synth comes in to accentuate the tone of the song.

The synth heavy nature of the album might turn some people off.  Some of the songs might come off as cheesy to some, like the robotic beeps and boops of “Split in Two.”  But underneath it all, this is most definitely a Mark Ryan album, and fans will know what they are going to get: a strong songwriting foundation with familiar garage punk staples and some not so familiar changes and experimentation that prove that Mind Spiders are at the top of their game.

4.5 / 5 Stars