Shook Ones are a melodic hardcore band that formed around the Seattle area in 2004. The band has not consistently released new music together, with ... read more
Swans Defy Music’s Law of Diminishing Returns Author Nick Soulsby picksninehighlights from the band’s extensive catalog. “When…When we were young. We had no history, so ... read more
The genesis of San Diego-based Three One G is a personal one for the head of its operations, Justin Pearson. The history of Three One ... read more
Amanda Daniels is a Milwaukee-based musician and dedicated vegan. She has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe, and Australia as a member ... read more
Third wave ska punk band Buck-O-Nine have announced a new album next month, their first in 12 years. The album, FunDayMental, releases on April 19 on Cleopatra Records. The new album will be the band's sixth overall, and first since Sustain in 2007.
"Top of the World" offers a taste:
Posted March 24, 2019, 6:28 p.m.
In the West, originally released in 1994, making it the 25th anniversary of Silkworm's second album.
The reissue was been remixed by Steve Albini, who engineered the original recording as well. In addition to updated art, the reissue also includes:
Posted March 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Veteran punks TSOL have released a 12" vinyl single of the band covering Amerie's "1 Thing," set to ship later this month on Hardline Entertainment. Watch it after the bump.
Speaking of the decision to cover this song, Jack Grisham says:
I like go-go music and soul and anything that really moves. I first heard Amerie’s “1 Thing” in 2005, when it was released. Fucking infectious man, the way that groove keeps rolling, and she’s such a great vocalist. The lyrics were your basic relationship trip but then it hit me, this isn’t just a song about some dude, these lyrics read like a song to a system or a government that’d been up to no good. When she sang, “memories keep ringing bells” I was thinking of the state of our union today, the turmoil in our society, and where we’d been before—I was musing on our involvement in the Middle East, Latin America, Vietnam. I was thinking about the dirty deeds that this nation had been up to and then she sang, “why don’t you just admit it” and I realized that no one in power, not in this country, was ever gonna admit that we were wrong.
Posted March 24, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
On May 3, Seattle's Dead Bars will release Regulars, their second album and first on A-F Records.
The punk band formed in 2013 and previously released Dream Gig in 2017. Regulars will also be released on Eager Beaver Records in Japan, No Reason Records in Italy, and All In Vinyl in the UK.
Listen to "I'm A Regular" here.
Posted March 24, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Fat Wreck Chords has announced the release of The Holy Spell..., a new album by CJ Ramone scheduled for May 10 release.
The first single, "Blue Skies," is out now (watch it below). The Holy Spell... is Ramone's first release since American Beauty in 2017.
Posted March 23, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
The annual Psycho Las Vegas 2019, taking place this year August 16-18, has added Deafheaven, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bad Religion, Old Man Gloom, and more to its lineup.
Previously announced bands include Amenra, Fu Manchu, Grails, Oranssi Pazuzu, Power Trip, The Obsessed, and more (full list below).
Posted March 23, 2019, 11 a.m.
The active-agin L7 have announced a tour this summer in support of Scatter the Rats, a new album to release on May 3.
For a full listing of the dates, hit the jump.
Posted March 23, 2019, 10:32 a.m.
A new song is streaming from the upcoming debut album by NYT LIV, Ensomhedens Kolde Kald. The album will release on May 3 on Indisciplinarian. The band comes from Copenhagen, Denmark and play socially-conscious melodic hardcore. Watch a video for "Blodet Skygger" online.
Posted March 23, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
After reforming in 2015, Tsunami Bomb are back with a new album this summer on Alternative Tentacles.
The lineup features original members Dominic Davi (bass/vocals), Oobliette Sparks (vocals/keyboards) and Gabe Lindeman (drums), plus Kate Jacobi (vocals) and Andy Pohl (guitars). No official release date has been announced yet.
The band will also be playing at the West Coast dates of the 25th Anniversary Vans Warped Tour in July.
Posted March 10, 2019, 3 p.m.
Having already toured Japan this year and with a trip to Europe scheduled in the winter, Neurosis has added a string of US tour dates where they will be joined by Bell Witch and Deafkids.
The band most recenlty released Fires Within Fires on Neurot Recordings (2016).
Los Angeles quartet Dear Boy are firm favourites in their hometown's indie scene, but their new EP suggests that they could go much further. Dear Boy is fronted by Ben Grey, formerly of indie darlings Scarlet Grey, with guitarist Austin Hayman, bassist Lucy Lawrence and drummer Keith Cooper completing the line-up. The band has been together since 2012 and they released their Parts of a Flower EP in 2016, and in that time they've garnered a dedicated fanbase and radio play on local stations. ...
I recently wrote about Future Virgins, stating that the band tempers their anger, choosing more subtle reflection in their songwriting to express that always important human emotion. I guess I know ...
When I received the promo for Born To Be Mild the first thing that struck me was the artwork. It matched with the (previously discussed) EP, but not at all with ...
This is the 30th year of The Bouncing Souls, which seems crazy in many ways – including that I’ve been listening to them for nearly 25 of those years. This ...
Dirtnap is a fascinating label in how they’ve developed a certain sound to their releases, regardless of what part of the world or what particular scene the musicians hail from. ...
There’s a lot I want to say about this album, but I’m torn because I try to keep things more positive. I’ve given it a lot of thought and a ...
Alex Barnett and Faith Coloccia are both distinguished members of the experimental ambient music scene, and have already proved that they are a force to be reckoned with when they ...
The distance between San Francisco and Manchester is 5,000 miles, and Californian psychedelic trio Cellar Doors are determined to bridge that distance on their self-titled debut album. The band is ...
Hexvessel’s pastoral folk has been gradually building momentum since their inception ten years ago and on All Tree, their fifth album, this forward motion comes to a beautifully morose head ...
There’s a lot to like on Forever, the third album from Vandoliers. They play a hybrid country-punk that’s a bit too upbeat for No Depression and too gritty for traditional country, ...
Water of Life - Bushmills 21-Year Old I dig Scotches. The more peat and smoke, the better. While I have yet to encounter one that is an utter disappointment, Irish ... read more
Water of Life – Whisky and Meat Now, whisky and food make for an interesting combination. Interesting in that it has to be calibrated extremely well, specifically when it comes ... read more
Time Out Sydney – Bar Awards Not entirely sure how you keep abreast of what is happening in your town outside the confines of crustpunk shows in the basement of ... read more
Water of Life Sydney Gin Palooza Let’s talk about distilled artisanal drops that are predominantly derived from juniper berries as the main core ingredient. Not unlike with whiskey, the gin ... read more
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