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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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Radioactivity: "I Know"
Radioactivity has premiered a new track at Billboard titled "I Know." The track comes from Silent Kill , the band's upcoming album, which will be released on Dirtnap Records on June 30, 2015. Radioactivity features…
2015-05-27 14:30:01

The Splits: 'The Splits II'
The Splits are now streaming their new album. It's called The Splits II and it's out now on Dirtnap Records. You can hear it…
2015-04-24 15:00:01

Radioactivity announce new LP, 'Silent Kill'
Radioactivity, the band featuring Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan of The Marked Men, have announced a new LP. The album will be called Silent Kill and it's out June 30, 2015 via Dirtnap Records. You can hear the debut single, "Silent," below.…
2015-04-23 10:00:01

The Splits: "Melody"
Helsinki, Finland-based The Splits have posted a new song from their upcoming album for Dirtnap Records. The record is titled II and is due out April 21,…
2015-03-26 16:30:01

Billy Jeans (Mean Jeans)
You can finally stop hunting for those rare, out-of-print Mean Jeans 7-inches. That’s because the Portland party punks having compiled all of those tracks in the form of Singles, a 20-track collection of early releases, compilation songs and other bits and pieces, which drops on Dirtnap Records on…
2015-03-11 20:00:01

Mean Jeans: "RU Mental"
Punknews is mega-excited to stream the new single off the upcoming Mean Jeans singles compilation. The track is called "RU Mental" and finds the band blasting out a lovably boneheaded stomp while they sing about being insane and drinking liquor. The sugary "ooo-ooohs!" added on top of the whole thing make this slice of nihilism feel like a party. The track is…
2015-03-02 16:00:01

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

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