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Seattle based Dirtnap Records, run by Ken Cheppaikode, has been the home for `77 style punk rock and new wave from the west coast. The label has been one of the most fertile spawning ground for bands from the Seattle and Portland scenes, including The Exploding Hearts, The Briefs, The Epoxies, The Spits as well as fast rising groups like The Marked Men and The Girls.

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Legendary Wings: 'Do You See'
Punknews is excited to debut the new album by Legendary Wings. The LP is called Do You See and it's a real barnstormer. The band takes Ramones-core speed and chugging and then completely rips the whole thing apart with messy, garage rock distortion and just a smidgen of Weezer-ish balladry. The album rocks up front but has soul at the edge of every riff. The release will be out in the next few weeks via…
2014-11-12 16:00:01

Sonic Avenues: "Teenage Brain"
Montreal, QC's Sonic Avenues have a new music video for the track "Teenage Brain" off of their latest Dirtnap Records release Mistakes. Sonic Avenues have a small run of dates coming up for the west coast. You can view them…
2014-09-18 14:30:01

The Estranged: 'The Estranged'
Today's stream comes from Portland, OR-based The Estranged. We've got a stream of the band's self-titled album that is due out March 18, 2014 via Dirtnap Records.You can find it on their Punknews.org…
2014-03-11 16:00:01

Neighborhood Brats: 'Total Dementia' (Exclusive)
Today's stream comes from a band formerly based out of San Francisco but now out of Los Angeles, CA, Neighborhood Brats. We've got a stream of the band's new EP, Total Dementia. The group recruited new members Tommy Branch and Richie Cardenas to record four new songs. One of which is a cover of the classic Go-Go's song "Lust to Love." The record can be ordered here…
2014-01-07 16:00:01

Autistic Youth: 'Nonage'
Today we're happy to bring you a first listen of Nonage, the new album from Portland, OR-based Autistic Youth. There's a lot of classical punk influence at play here. The band use simple, driving melodies, crunchy guitars and quick tempos. It's punk the way the forefathers intended, y'know? Head to their…
2013-11-08 16:00:01

Radioactivity (The Marked Men): "World of Pleasure"
Radioactivity is the latest project from Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan of Texas punks The Marked Men. The band is planning on releasing a pair of records via Dirtnap Records; the first, their self-titled debut, is due out on October 29, 2013. Noisey is streaming a song from the record, titled "World of Pleasure." You can check out the song…
2013-10-16 11:00:01

Mind Spiders: 'Inhumanistic'
Vice's Noisey blog is streaming the new album from Texas-based Mind Spiders, titled Inhumanistic. The record is due out on October 8, 2013. You can check out the stream…
2013-10-04 11:00:01

Bad Sports: 'Bras'
SPIN is streaming the new full-length from Denton, TX's Bad Sports, due out next week. Once out, it'll follow up 2011's Kings of the Weekend, which for the sake of comparison can be streamed at the band's…
2013-08-23 14:00:01

Bad Sports: "Let Me In"
Pitchfork is premiering the first song from Bad Sports' upcoming full length Bras, titled "Let Me In." The LP and CD from the Denton, TX garage rock act are due in August via Portland's Dirtnap Records. The release follows up last year's Kings of the…
2013-07-30 16:00:02

Dirtnap Records signs Sugar Stems
Dirtnap Records has announced they've signed Milwaukee's Sugar Stems, and will release the band's sophomore album, Can't Wait, on April 9, 2013. The band has also released a video for "Make Up Your Mind," which appears on the forthcoming album.…
2013-02-28 13:00:01

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