One of the more notable albums to come out in 2018 so far has been A Vulture Wake’s The Appropriate Level of Outrage, which was released on January 31, 2018 through Bird Attack Records. The band has a stacked line up that features Chad Price of ALL and Drag The River, Joe Raposo of RKL and Lagwagon, Sean Sellers of Good Riddance and Real McKenzies and Brandon D. Landelius of The Mag Seven. The band has been touring quite a bit and already has plans to release a new EP later this year. Editor Ricky Frankel caught up with lead singer and guitarist Chad Price to talk about how the band got started, the new album, his time with ALL and more. Read or listen to their conversation below or on iTunes.Read more
James Alex of Beach Slang will be releasing an album of reworked Beach Slang track under his monkier Quite Slang. The album is called Everything Matters But No One Is Listening and it will be released on May 18, 2018 on Polyvinyl Records. To announce his debut full-length album, they released a music video for “Dirty Cigarettes.” See below to view the video.
Beach Slang will be heading out on a full US tour this month with Dashboard Confessional.Read more
We Were 16 Guns, You Fuckin' Weren't [EP]
So Much For Silver Linings
A Productive Cough
The Hold Steady
I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore
Red City Radio
Where I Go When I Am Sleeping
Illinois' Action Boy have released details on their new EP. The album, Treading Water, will be released April 13, and will take the band in a new direction after a major shakeup over the past year saw lead vocalist/guitarus Mike Ballinger as the remaining member. The new lineup goes from a trio to a quartet, and will also see the band transition from pop-punk to a more indie sound. Action Boy's most recent release under the old lineup was the 2016 LP Aging Like Milk.Read more
Boston's Fiddlehead have announced they have signed to Run For Cover Records and will be releasing their debut full-length album this April. The album is called Springtime and Blind. Springtime and Blind is due out on April 13th, 2018. Stereogum premiered a music video directed by Fiddlehead guitarist Alex Henery titled "Lay Low", see below.Read more
John Joseph and Mackie Jayson will be taking Cro-Mags on the road during the months of March and April with the help of Sick Of It All’s Craig Ahead and Leeway’s A.J. Novello. Eyehategod will be on the road Cro-Mags between March 15th through April 1st, as well. Check out the full tour itinerary below.Read more
Calgary pop-punk trio Potato Rocket will be heading out on tour at the end of April. The "Potato Rocket Pre-Pouzza Poutine Pizza Party Trainwreck Tour" will see the band making a staggered trek across Canada, playing several gigs leading up to their set at Pouzza Fest 8. The band is still looking to fill several dates in between, so be sure to check out their social media for more updates.
Potato Rocket's most recent album, the Grown Ass Adults LP, was released in August 2017. You can check out the track "Not Again" from that album, as well as the tour dates, below.Read more
Tsunami Bots and Brand New Luddites are going to release a split LP on April 13th 2018. The album is called Man vs Machine and finds the robotic band at war with their human adversaries. The release is out via Sharawaji Records.Read more
A new punk supergroup Beach Rats has formed containing members of Bouncing Souls, Lifetime, Minor Threat, and Bad Religion. They will be releasing a 5-song EP soon. You can follow their Instagram account by clicking here for updates on the band.Read more
London garage punk outfit Pretty Pistol have announced that their new EP Welcome to the Dead Club is scheduled for release on April 13th via Say Something Records. Ahead of the EP's release, the band have shared a video for their new single 'Drive Me To The Dogs'.
Check out the video below.