It’s been twelve years since My Chemical Romance first premiered their single “Teenagers” at the height of the emo/pop-punk intersection, but now Jersey boys Save Face have brought it out of retirement. There’s a lot of the same elements to be found here, though the Save Face version is a little tighter and cleaner than the MCR original, especially when it comes to vocalist Tyler Povanda’s performance. The cover is off of Save Face’s new split with Graduating Life out now. You can check out their take on “Teenagers” below.
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Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:29 AM (PST) by Will Malkus
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:18 PM (PST) by jaystone
Happy Thursday, boys and girls!
I’ll admit, I kinda slept on this project until now, and boy was that stupid. Foxhall Stacks are a brand new collaboration project featuring Peter Moffett of Government Issue, Jim Spellman of Velocity Girl, Bill Barbot of the newly-reunited Jawbox, Brian Baker of Bad Religion and Minor Threat and Beach Rats and more!
The band’s debut album, The Coming Collapse, is due out tomorrow (9/20) on Snappy Little Numbers, but you can stream the whole thing right here, and we highly suggest you do so! It’s full of anthemic, power-poppy punk rock tunes that hearkens back to an earlier time…like, the 1990s! Check it out, and pre-order your own copy of The Coming Collapse right here!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:50 AM (PST) by Chris Doughty
Florida-based Pop Punk husband and wife team The Dollyrots have released a video for ‘Animal’. The track is opener from their recent album, Daydream Explosion, which was released on Wicked Cool Records after Little Steven (The E Street Band) became a fan.
Check out the video below.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:29 AM (PST) by Chris Doughty
As we get closer to the release of The Menzingers new studio album, they have treated us to a third single ‘Strangers Forever’.
On the song, singer Greg Barnett said “Lyrically, the song is inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, ‘Anna Karenina’. In it, the character Darya Alexandrovna learns of her husband’s infidelity and declares: ‘Even if we remain in the same house, we are strangers — strangers forever! The idea of becoming a stranger to someone you so intimately know stuck with me and became the overarching narrative to this song.”
‘Hello Exile’ is out on Epitaph Records on October 4th. Check out the video for ‘Strangers Forever’ below.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:07 PM (PST) by Rob Lanterman
Boise punk label Hidden Home Records has made everything on their Bandcamp “pay-what-you-want” for the rest of the month. All donated proceeds will serve as a birthday gift to their mail guy, Mike.
“[Mike] has happily chosen to do all of our mail order from Idaho since I moved across the country for my career. He is a one-in-a-million friend and deserves the world. Happy birthday Mike, I couldn’t do it without you. For the rest of September, everything on our Bandcamp is pay-what-you-want in celebration of MIIIIKE. All donations will go to him, cuz we rarely break even as it is. Link in bio.”
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:34 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a watch below.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:32 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Hellcat Records has shared a video of The Interrupters‘ live studio recording of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”. The band have been performing the track as part of their live sets recently and took time to video themselves performing at Ship-Rec Studios in LA.
Have a watch below.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:16 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
UK pop-punk four piece Like Giants are to release their debut EP on September 27th. The four song offering will be self-released and include recent single “Cut and Run”.
Ahead of the release, have a watch of the video for “Cut and Run” below.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9:33 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Winnipeg-based punk duo Mobina Galore have just released their latest album. The effort is titled Don’t Worry and you can listen to it below. Of course, if you like it, buy it to support great underground music.
The previous release from Mobina Galore was the single from February this year, “Zoë (It Ripped Me Apart)”.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9:20 AM (PST) by rick delaney
You’ll also find some autumn European tour dates for the band below too.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:43 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Canadian shred machine Wolfrik have just put out a new single called “Rick Hooks”. If you’re already fond of the Edmonton five-piece’s riff-weaving wizardry, we’re sure this latest effort will please equally.
The previous release from Wolfrik was 2017’s Skeleton City.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:25 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:21 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Atlanta-based thrash punks Forsaken Profits are allowing fans to stream their entire new album, “Destroy The Evidence”. The effort features 16 raging tracks and you can check it out in full below. You’ll also find a few tour dates listed too. The band are heading out on their fifth road trip of 2019 next month.
The previous release from Forsaken Profits was the 2018 EP, Forsaken Pleasures.
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:46 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Manchester-based punks Tio Rico have a new album in the works and to get you lot in the mood for it, they’ve been good enough to stream a track from it ahead of its release. The album itself is called Shit Show Pony. It’s due out on November 22 via Horn & Hoof Records.
If you can’t wait that long for some new Tio Rico in your life, check below. You’ll find the teaser track from the new record, “Don’t Tell Me To Smile”. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Do you guys remember Sicko, the pop-punk band from Seattle who had their heyday in the mid 90s? You might if you’re over 35 and the rest of you should get familiar by checking out their back catalog available digitally through Red Scare.
Anyway, for the pre-initiated, you’ll be pleased to know that Red Scare just released an anthology/”best-of” album “In The Alternate Timeline” containing 19 remastered songs, hand-picked by the band, and I couldn’t be more pleased to bring you a lyric video from one of said tunes. Being “old” and into punk for 25 odd years I can proudly say I owned every Sicko record when I was but a youngster. Join me in my fandom by scoping the lyric video for “The Sprinkler” along with some of the band’s rare(!) upcoming gig dates below.
Oh, and here’s a cool little story about the footage from the band themselves:
Once, on a warm spring evening long ago, 3 pop punkers drove their beloved touring van onto the island of Manhattan, through the streets of Greenwich Village, and played a show at a club called Coney Island High (15 St. Mark’s Place?). We had a lot of fun playing to an at-the-time rare enthusiastic audience. Was that Alan Rappaport from Popkid Records swinging from the overhead pipes while we played? Watch the video and you be the judge. That was quite a display of youthful energy and abandon, looking back on it now. The truth is New York scared us: the size of it, the all-hours press of people, the lack of identifiable traffic lanes, movies like Escape from New York… it was all too much for 3 tense provincials just stepping out into the world. In the event, New York held surprises for us and our misconceptions: an 11pm parking ticket, cafes full of happy chatting people at 2am, and some of the friendliest, kindest, warmest punk rockers we would meet in a 10,000 mile tour across America. We’re looking forward to seeing a few of you again, old friends. Come down to Gold Sounds in Brooklyn, hear the sounds of your youth (ours too!), share your old stories and do-you-remember-when with us a bit. This time we’re leaving the van at home! Love, Sicko.