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DS Photo Gallery: Typesetter, Rebuilder and Save Ends At O’Brien’s In Boston

Though appropriate venues might be fewer and farther-between as gentrification rages ever forward throughout the 21st century, the underground punk scene continues to be alive and well at places like O’Brien’s Pub, a quintessential dive bar in the Boston neighborhood of Allston. Case in point: Chicago’s Typesetter brought their US tour through “Obie’s” last Tuesday night for what was a fun, spirited, and — most-importantly– three-band bill which should really be the rule rather than the exception on mid-winter weeknights such as this. But I digress.

Save Ends and Rebuilder provided local support on this particular evening. The former have been staples of the local scene, particularly since the release of their killer 2013 album Cold Hands, Warm Hearts (and, obviously, its 2017 follow-up A Book About Bad Luck). Though they’ve been playing out and about for going on a full decade now, we somehow hadn’t shot them at a show before. Save Ends are a pretty sweet band with killer harmonies and super sharp, heavy-hearted emo punk stylings, which proved a perfect choice to kick off the evening’s festivities. The latter, meanwhile, have obviously been favorites of ours for years, and for good reason. Now appearing as a keyboardless quartet, Rebuilder have been working on a follow-up to 2017’s Songs From The Massachusetts Turnpike for a little while now, and they peppered the middle of their set on this night with a trio of brand-spanking new tracks that were heavy on the early-Blink-style melodies we’ve come to love from them. In an interesting twist, the set’s closing track found drummer Brandon Phillips and guitarist/co-frontman Sal Ellington switched places as Phillips took the reins on a blistering cover of Nirvana’s “Breed” in honor of the eve of what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 52nd birthday.

Typesetter closed things out, and holy hell were they a visceral sonic experience. There’s a lot going on in a Typesetter live show: layers of guitar and keys and samples that’s at times shoegazey and at times all-out bombast. One of the standout live performances I’ve seen in quite some time, particularly when it comes time to try to draw parallels to other band’s for comparison’s sake.

Head below for our full photo rundown, and be sure to catch any of these bands when they’re in your respective neck of the woods. Help keep the scene alive!



Worriers sign to 6131 Records, stream re-issue of “Survival Pop”

Lauren Denitzio’s melodic punk act Worriers have just signed to 6131 Records. In addition to the new label, Worriers are now streaming the new re-issue of “Survival Pop” with a new track titled “The Saddest Little Waffle House in Eastern Pennsylvania” and a newly mastered “No More Bad News.”

You can stream the new release here.



Strife announce shows in California

LA hardcore punks Strife have just announced that they’ll be playing some shows in August. The guys will be playing from their 1997 album In This Defiance. 

Strife’s last release was their 2015 EP, Incision.

Check out the dates below!



Kindling stream two tracks from upcoming album “Hush”

Easthampton, Massachusetts’ rock/shoegaze exports Kindling are to release new album “Hush” via 6131 Records on November 10th. Physical pre-orders up now – and the label has put two tracks from the album on Spotify.

You can listen to “Hush – Singles” on Spotify now



Kindling (Shoegaze) announce new album “Hush”

Easthampton, Massachusetts’ rock/shoegaze exports Kindling have signed to 6131 Records and announced their label debut full length, “Hush”. The album is out November 10th, with physical pre-orders up now. Ahead of the album, the band are streaming “Destroy Yrself”.

You can listen to the track below.



Culture Abuse announce UK and Europe tour dates

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced some headlining shows in the UK as well as a few European dates where they will be supporting Tigers Jaw.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

The band’s debut album Peach was released on April 8th, 2016 through 6131 Records.



Culture Abuse announce summer tour dates

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced some summer tour dates that will see them spending 3 days in Hawaii before heading over to mainland USA and then making a couple festival appearances in Europe and the UK.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

The band’s debut album Peach was released on April 8th, 2016 through 6131 Records.



Late Bloomer announce Southeast US tour

North Carolina punk/grunge/rock/whatever group Late Bloomer are headed back out on short tour throughout the Southeast US, joined by their familiar friends, Alright. Check out the dates/locations, along with the tour poster, below.

Late Bloomer recently signed on with 6131 Records, and hope to have their first release on the label out sometime this year. Their previous album is 2014’s Things Change.



Music Video: Culture Abuse – “Dream On”

San Francisco punks Culture Abuse have released a music video for “Dream On,” which is taken from their debut album Peach. You can check it out below.

Peach came out in April through 6131 Records. Culture Abuse will be touring the US with Touché Amoré and Tiny Moving Parts next month.



Culture Abuse announce U.S. tour with Touche Amore and Tiny Moving Parts

SF punks Culture Abuse have announced U.S. tour dates with Los Angeles screamo/hardcore group Touché Amoré and Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts. You can check out the dates below.

The band’s debut album Peach was released on April 8th through 6131 Records. Head over here to listen to the LP.



NONA (pop-punk) returns from dead with surprise EP

PA’s NONA have come back to life with the surprise release of “Freaky If You Got This Far” yesterday through 6131 Records. The band also announced that they will be playing Double Decker/Square Of Opposition Festival tomorrow, July 15th in Allentown, PA. You can check the new EP below.

NONA’s last release was “Through The Head” in 2014.



Album Review: Culture Abuse – “Peach”

On the very first song “Chinatown,” California punk group Culture Abuse lay out their manifesto of sorts: “Gotta gotta gotta live the way you wanna.”  On their debut album, Peach, the band lives the way the want and makes music just exactly the way they want to.  The songs start with a fuzzy garage punk foundation, and then adds everything from catchy power-pop choruses, aggressive almost hardcore sections, and some keyboard and string arrangements for good measure.  And while there might be a lot of different parts going into this thing, the end result is a fun, cohesive, and catchy album.

Immediately after “Chinatown,” the band comes in with “Jealous,” which if you can make out the fuzzed-out vocals on your first listen, you will easily be singing along to it on your next listen.  This theme continues throughout the whole album.  For being a debut full length, the band already seems to have perfected their brand of swaggering garage punk.  The drums are at times all over the place, but consistently keep the tempo of the songs going.  The guitar buzzes along, mostly playing typical power chord arrangements, but always keeping the songs sounding fun.  And when the guitar goes off and plays something different, it grabs your attention.  The vocals are just as fuzzy as the guitar, which can be a little off-putting at first, but it’s easy to warm up to them, and eventually it feels as if the vocals are just another instrument adding to the overall feel of the songs.

Some of the songs don’t stand out as much as others.  Tracks like “Don’t Worry,” and “Turn It Off,” aren’t quite as catchy as the others, and they don’t have anything else interesting going on to really make an impression.  But then you get songs like “Yuckies” or the aforementioned “Jealous,” which are just catchy masterpieces to make up for it.

Peach is a fantastic debut for Culture Abuse.  It sounds like they already know their sound and aren’t afraid to play around with it.  As can be expected from a debut album, not every song is a winner, but the ones that are definitely make this an album worth checking out.

4/5 Stars



Hesitation Wounds stream debut album “Awake for Everything” in its entirety

Hesitation Wounds – a new project consisting of Jeremy Bolm (Touché Amoré), Jay Weinberg, (Slipknot, ex-Against Me!), Stephen LaCour (ex-Trap Them) and Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy) – are streaming their highly-anticipated upcoming debut album Awake for Everything in its entirety, and you can check it out below.

Awake for Everything will be released this Friday (May 27th) through 6131 Records. The band released a self-titled EP in 2013 via Deathwish Inc.



Culture abuse stream new song “The World”

California punks Culture Abuse are streaming a new song titled “The World,” which was featured on a flexi 7″ that came with this month’s edition of New Noise Magazine. Give it a listen below.

The band’s debut album Peach was released on April 8th through 6131 Records. Head over here to listen to the LP.



Culture Abuse stream new album “Peach” in its entirety

California punk group Culture Abuse are streaming their upcoming album Peach in its entirety, and you can listen to it below.

Peach is due for release this Friday (April 8th) through 6131 Records, and pre-orders are available here.