Streams: The Great Explainer: “Defeated”

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Great Explainer Today's stream comes from Trenton, NJ-based The Great Explainer. We've got a stream of a new song titled "Defeated" off of their upcoming self-titled record that is due out October 27, 2014 via Panic State Records. Vocalist Sean Bystrzycki describes the meaning behind the song:

Defeated is about how people will blindly accept someone's stance on anything as valid, without taking into consideration that a person's viewpoint is always slanted and subjective. People can also be led to believe that the causes or struggles of those believed to be important are paramount to individuals' wants or concerns. Basically what I'm trying to convey is that people should take their own beliefs and opinions into account before siding or identifying with a larger outside group.

Pre -orders are available here. You can find it on their Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: Pulling Punches: 'Lighten Up, Burn it Down'

Posted by johng on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Pulling Punches Today's stream comes from Philadelphia, PA-based Pulling Punches.

On their brand new EP, Lighten Up, Burn it Down, the band embraces melodic hardcore. There are driving riffs that have a tinge of NWOBH. There's a little chugga-chugga-chugga. There are impassioned Ignite-inspired vocals. There's a song called "Selfies at funerals." That's how they do things down in Philly.

You can buy the album here. You can listen to the new EP on their Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: Gnarwolves: 'Gnarwolves'

Posted by johng on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Gnarwolves Punknews is excited to stream the debut long-player by Brighton-based Gnarwolves.

On the band's self-titled release, the group brings heart-on-the sleeve gang choruses and backs it up with compact, energetic pop-punk. At times the band uses thunderous riffs, at others they use twinkling soundscapes, and sometimes they just talk about boozing it up.

You can find the pre-order here. Meanwhile,you can stream the release on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: The Timmys: 'Dude, Girl'

Posted by johng on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Timmys Punknews is pleased to debut the new EP by Springfield, IL-based The Timmys.

The release is called Dude, Girl and it finds the band blasting through four pop-punk stompers. There's a touch of the classic Epifat sound and everything seems to be pretty-happy-go-lucky until the band slips in Manson-ish lines like, "How many homicides will it take to get to you?!" The release is out next week and you'll be able to get it here.

You can find the EP on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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

Posted by johng 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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