Portland sci-fi punks Big Black Cloud have announced the release of their new cassette EP. The new EP will carry the title Lessons in Fuck You 2 and will be released through Eolian Empire and the band’s own Stankhouse Records on August 5th. The EP’s cover art and track listing can be seen after the break. You can check out the band’s past releases over on their Bandcamp page.
Pre-orders for the cassette can be purchased here.
Virginian punks Teen Death have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut EP, Crawling, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track is the extremely catchy “Friends” and sounds a bit like a Weezer/Nirvana mixture, as Brooklyn Vegan pointed out. Point your browsers here to check out the track now.
Crawling is due out on September 16th via 6131 Records.
The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading →
When it comes to the New York punk scene, there are a thousand bands you could turn to and say “I love that band.” Well, over the last week I have fallen in love with one band who has emerged from that scene and they have made such an impact on me that I felt obligated to post about them. The band is called Perfect Pussy and I was introduced to them while listening to NPR’s All Songs Considered. This particular episode dealt with the best albums from the first half of 2014 and one of the personalities brought up Perfect Pussy. After playing the first track off of the bands new album Say Yes To Love, I knew I was going to fall for this noisy, female-fronted beast of a band. Continue reading →
Japanese metallic hardcore outfit, Palm, are currently streaming their latest ripper of an EP, The Unusual, in full over at Noisey. Recorded and mixed over at California’s very own The Pit Studios with Taylor Young of Twitching Tongues and Nails fame and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege Studios and From Ashes Rise fame, The Unusual follows up the group’s 2012 LP, My Darkest Friends, with three cut-throat tracks again taking ample influence from contemporary American hardcore as well as the fury of the old guard via Bastard and Framtid. Stream The Unusual exclusively via Noisey here and pre-order the extremely limited vinyl (out of 333) via Six Feet Under Records here.
Danville, California hardcore outfit Zero Progress have unleashed the first track off of their heavily under-wraps upcoming GMM Records debut LP, Champions Of Hardcore. The minute-over “United Slam” skillfully wields restrained machine gun snare-backed Infest-ian rhythms with wall-punching breaks and anthemic youth crew shout-alongs under a Ellie Loarca pro-shot video compiling the various antics and shenanigans unique to the ZP Live Experience. Peep “United Slam” along with dates for Zero Progress’s current East Coast tour with fellow Indiana chain mates, Social Damage, kicking off tomorrow in Detroit, below. Continue reading →
Ontario’s punk infused thrashers The Rough Boys have premiered a new track from their forthcoming third EP, Blood, Booze and Gasoline, which is due out on July 22nd. The new track happens to be the whiskey soaked, raging title track, and it can be streamed exclusively at Decibel now. Point your browsers to Decibel to get punched in the face by this crossover anthem.
You can check out the band’s past releases over at their Bandcamp page.
San Francisco hardcore outfit Punch have announced the release of their third full length album and follow up to 2011’s Nothing Lasts EP. The new record, which was recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc), will be entitled They Don’t Have to Believe and will be released through Deathwish on August 19th. Pre-orders for the record are available now at this location. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of the opening track “Worth More Than Your Opinion”.
Seattle’s Murmurs (Transient, etc) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Bound, over at Noisey. The track is entitled “The Void” and perfectly blends the gruff aggression of punk with pop punk melody. You’ll be humming it in your head for the remainder of the day, I assure you. Head over to Noisey to check out the track now.
Bound is due out this fall via Dead Broke Records. Pre-orders can be placed here. You can also stream the group’s previous release, Fly With the Unknown, after the break.
Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) have announced that they will release their new album I Am King this September. As a huge fan of the band, I am beyond stoked that I will be getting some new tunes from them this year. The band has also announced why they have dropped the “kids” from their band name. You can check out the track listing for the album after the jump and read a statement from the band. Continue reading →
This review is far from unbiased. I confess I’ve booked this band before so I can personally attest to their awesomeness. But biased or not this review will give light to one of the most promising up-and-coming punk acts in So Cal or anywhere.
After being exposed to Nashville, TN’s Bleed the Pigs’s debut EP Mortis Fatum I was intrigued by the promise this young band showed. While showing great potential they nonetheless fell short of expanding their
sound beyond the already aging Entombedcore sound pioneered by Nails and further popularized by a host of bands. However on their followup EP, Overcompensations for Misery they have smashed right thru the
glass ceiling and have, in my mind, established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the national punk/hardcore/powerviolence scene.
My attention was first alerted to the existence of Boddicker last fall when I was tasked with the responsibility of reviewing their split with Kata Sarka. I was immediately impressed with the unbridled fury Boddicker was able to contain in each of their songs so I was very much interested in reviewing their latest release, an EP entitled False Flag.