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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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Today's stream comes from Denver, Colorado-based The Windermeres. We've got a stream of the band's debut full-length, Anthem Of The Recession Generation. The album is available July 25, 2014. They've started an IndieGoGo to fund free physical distribution of the album, if you're interested in contributing, you can look at the project details here.
You can find the stream on their Punknews.org Profile.
Punknews is thrilled to stream the debut album by California's Rats in the Wall. The band features Brad Logan of F-Minus and Leftover Crack, as well as Eva Hall, Mike Westcoe and Donny Morris.
On the disc, the band tears through 14 tracks of blackened, dystopian hardcore. But, as they cut through their 90-second smashers, there are flashes of classic Anarcho-punk, slight deviations into stoner metal and even a few winks towards classic space-rock. Throughout the whole thing, Logan's rumbling guitar serves as the backbone, sounding as much like a instrument as it does a Harley-Davidson. Meanwhile, Hall channels Penelope Houston and Amy Miret, creating a sound that is as mean as it is rocking.
The album is out via Logan's own Blacknoise Records. Meanwhile, you can stream the release here.
Punknews is thrilled to debut the new album by punk rock veterans, Lansing-based The Meatmen.
Savage Sagas is the band's first album of original material in 18 years! On the album, the band kicks out hard-driving, snappy punk rock, crushing heavy metal, and a little bit of hillbilly music. Along the way, they attack pretty much everyone within ear shot. The Dwarves get dissed. Negative Approach gets reproached. Newer bands get wee-weed on. Of course, frontman Tesco Vee is as nasty as ever, hanging out at cruddy, strip clubs, smokin' reefer and penning songs about bodily fluids. But of course, if you listen closely, there might be more to this than a surface-level interpretation... You can find the entire album of crudeness on their Punknews.org Profile.
The album is out today via Self-Destructo Records. Stay tuned. Later tonight Punknews will post an interview with Tesco Vee himself.
Today's stream comes from Chicago-based The Fur Coats. We've got a stream of the band's upcoming release, The League Of Extraordinary Octopuses.
You can find it on their Punknews.org Profile. The album is out June 6 via Drunken Sailor records, Dirt Cult Records, and Artistic Integrity records.
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