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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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Streams: The Windermeres: “Anthem Of The Recession Generation”

Posted by britt (g+) on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 4:05 PM (EDT)
The Windermeres 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.

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Streams: Rats in the Wall: 'Dead End'

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Rats in the Wall 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.

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Streams: The Meatmen: “Savage Sagas”

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Meatmen 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.

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Streams: The Fur Coats: “The League Of Extraordinary Octopuses”

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Fur Coats 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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Streams: Little Big League: “Year of the Sunhouse”

Posted by leanne (g+) on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Little Big League Tiny Engines has released a new song by Little Big League via Pitchfork. The track is called "Year of the Sunhouse" and will be featured on a split with Ovlov, due out later this year. Pre-orders go live on Tiny Engines in June here.

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Streams: Ex Friends stream new EP, announce U.S. dates

Posted by leanne (g+) on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Ex Friends Earlier this week, Ex Friends started streaming their new EP, Animal Needs, on Noisey. The EP is due out on Coolidge Records on May 13th.

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Streams: The Larimers: 'The Larimers'

Posted by brittany (g+) on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Larimers Today's stream comes from Denver, CO-based The Larimers. We've got a stream of the band's new self-titled EP.

You can find it on their Punknews.org Profile

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Streams: The Victim Party: “Getting to Know the Victim Party”

Posted by adam (g+) on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Victim Party Today's stream comes from Toronto's The Victim Party (ex-Marilyn's Vitamins, Hostage Life, The Artist Life). We've got a stream of the band's new release, Getting to Know the Victim Party, a nine-song full-length album with an accompanying 76-page graphic novel illustrated by frontman Colin Drew. The project was funded last year through a crowd-sourcing campaign on Indie Go-Go.

You can find the stream on the band's Punknews.org Profile and click below for a 10-page preview of the graphic novel.

The band will perform at the upcoming Pouzza Fest in Montreal, QC on May 18th, followed by a show in Hamilton, ON on June 7th with Teenage Kicks and Wasted Potential.

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