Streams: Baldy Longhair Records: Selections from 'Two Way Tie for Last'

Posted by johng (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Baldy Longhair Records and Fleeting Youth Records know how to do a cassette mixtape right. On September 27, which is also Cassette Store Day, the labels are teaming up to release the Two Way Tie for Last mixtape compilation. The release is packed with 38 bands from both labels, runs 97 minutes, has a ton of rare and exclusive music, and a little birdie told us that it will be cheap!

But, you can also check out two cuts from the release right now. We've got one track from Aliment called "Seein' Black," which is a frantic garage rocker. Then, we've got a live rendition of "Vanity Fair" by Crazy and the Brains which completely transforms the punk tune into an ambient soundscape before whipping the throttle to max thrust.

You can find the two new tunes here and see the tracklist below.

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Streams: Divorce. 'Lifers'

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Divorce Punknews is pleased to debut the new EP by Pittsburgh, PA-based Divorce. The release is called Lifers and it's right up the alley for you Brand New and Braid fans. The group takes starry post-punk, adds a pinch of emo and rounds the whole thing off with a hint of '90s alt-rock. This is for you contemplative types out there.

The release is out tomorrow on Head2Wall Records and you can find pre-orders here.

Meanwhile, you can check out the new tunes on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: Boardroom Heroes: 'New Wage'

Posted by johng (g+) on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews is pleased to debut the new EP by Boardroom Heroes. It's called New Wage and it's out tomorrow on Sinking Ship Records.

The EP finds the band busting through five pop-punk ditties. Melodic choruses drive the procession while the band reflects on the last few moments of one's youth. There are some nice "whoooaas!" as well.

You can order the record here. Meanwhile, you can stream the whole thing below.

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Streams: Union 13: “Ten Years of Silence”

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Union 13 Punknews is pleased to debut the new single from Union 13. "Ten Years of Silence" starts with a baroque twinkling before suddenly launching into classic, storming punk rock. The single is off the band's just released EP of the same name -- their first release in 10 years! It's out now on Hellamad Records. You can order it here.

Meanwhile, you can hear "Ten Years of Silence" on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: The Dwarves: 'The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll'

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Dwarves Punknews is tickled pink to debut the new studio album by The Dwarves, titled The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll.

The LP is a fierce, compact showing of the band's core strengths. On one end of the spectrum, the band tears out berserk, drug addled hardcore that rips up the room like their classic Blood, Guts, and Pussy. But, on the other end, the band focuses on writing pop songs so snappy and sweet it sounds like they just walked out of the sock hop with Frankie Valli... until you read lyrics like "The bleach blond hair and missing teeth, can not hide what's underneath, that nymphomaniac who stole my heart!" This album is the Dwarves exhibiting their core strengths, operating in their prime.

The album is out via Recess Records and Greedy records soon. Pre-orders can be found here and here. Meanwhile, you can hear the whole album at the band's Punknews.org profile!

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Streams: Gameday Regulars / Guerilla Monsoon: 'Split'

Posted by aubin (g+) on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM (EDT)
Image Today we've got a stream of the new split release from Gameday Regulars and Guerilla Monsoon. It's due out August 4, 2014 on Paper and Plastick but you can check it today. You can pre-order the split via All in Vinyl or Paper and Plastick.

Find the stream here.

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Streams: Caffiends / Wolf-Face: 'Split EP'

Posted by johng (g+) on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews is pleased to debut the new split EP by the Caffiends and Wolf-Face. The release is out August 7, 2014 via Swamp Cabbage Records/Anti Authority Records/Mooster Records, but you can check it out here, first.

On the split, both bands blast through a series of songs that draw as much from classic pop-punk as they do from punk's nastier first wave. The Caffiends' songs take the sort of Dead Milkmen-demented-kid-from-the-suburbs approach while Wolf-Face, a band whose members each have wolf faces and glasses, threatens to beat people up.

You can find both bands' tunes right here.

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Streams: Baby Ghosts: 'Maybe Ghosts'

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Baby Ghosts Today's stream comes from Salt Lake City, UT-based Baby Ghosts. We've got a stream of the band's new release, Maybe Ghosts.

On the release, the band snaps through poppy hook after poppy hook while they add vocals that are sometimes radiant, sometimes melancholy, and sometimes sinister. Every so often, the band gets even darker, sounding like they're calling out from the ethereal plane, creating a slight reference to Siouxsie Sioux. Spooky! The release is out via Drunken Sailor, Dirt Cult, Hip Kid, Lost Cat and Waterslide (Whew! 5 way label split!)

You can listen to the whole album on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: Plow United: “Plow United”

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Plow United Punknews is thrilled to stream the re-issue of Plow United's self-titled debut record, out today on It's Alive Records. The album was re-mastered by Stephen Egerton (yes that Stephen Egerton) and boy can you tell! The album cracks!

The debut shows everything that's great about being a young, scrappy, punk rocker. The band tears through a dozen tracks of revved up pop-punk with the occasional submersion into the nastier stuff. Brian McGee sings from the gut, his voice fracturing as he gets louder and louder. Bassist Joel Tannenbaum and drummer Sean Rule flip from clenched-fist emoting to frenzied thrashing. There are songs about being dumped by a girl, but there is also a song about getting made fun of while your coffin is lowered into the ground. (Your move, Nick Blinko!) A straight up summer punk rock banger.

You can stream the album on their Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: Viewfinder: “Do You Even Want Anything?”

Posted by johng (g+) on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Viewfinder Today's stream comes from Boone, NC-based Viewfinder. We've got a stream of the band's new release, Do You Even Want Anything?. On the album, the band takes thick, buzzing riffs of bands like Pavement and Dinosaur Jr and just covered the whole thing in crackling distortion.

Yet, they find room to grow from there. On "600 miles," there is a slight deviation into surf rock and "Orbs & Ooze" has a guitar solo that sounds like a jetliner ripping itself apart mid-air. Also, they decide to end the album with an Adventure Time reference. That's so math!

You can find the album on their Punknews.org Profile.

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Streams: Hard Girls: “A Thousand Surfaces”

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Hard Girls Today's stream comes from San Jose, CA-based Hard Girls. We've got a stream of the band's new release, A Thousand Surfaces.

The trio, perhaps inspired by their time with Jesse Michaels in Classics of Love, get frantic. Although their work still is framed by the reflective songwriting style of bands like Pavement and Slint, the music here is much more frenzied. Vocalists Mike Huguenor and Morgan Herrell trade off poetic lines about shadows that "atrophy in the light of day" and "pushing pins into thin skin" while creating a mammoth size sound that has a moment of chaotic dissonance for every sweet phrasing. And of course, the band's comic-nerd style humor creeps up every so often with tracks like "Eddie Vedder vs. Jack the Ripper." Without question, the release is the band's definitive statement.

You stream the album on their Punknews.org Profile

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