Posts Tagged ‘punk’

May 30, 2018

I might not listen to pop punk as much as I used to a decade ago, but The Ones You Forgot quickly reawaken my love of the genre with their magnificent new anthem Here Forever. The quartet, who hails from Brick, NJ, recently shared their music video for the sweeping, soaring song from their upcoming second EP, Too Afraid To Say, set for release on June 29th. Here Forever encompasses the notion that you can never be ready for the death of a loved one. Paramore’s raw fire meets a hint of Evanescence’s darkness and rich sonorous vocals. And there’s a very epic guitar solo, too. You can preorder The Ones You Forgot’s new EP, here.

May 16, 2018

Last month, we fell in love (albeit belatedly) with MOURN, an indie rock quartet from Barcelona who recently announced their third full length album Sopresa Familiar, to be released on June 15th. There was no resisting the allure of Barcelona City Tour, the band’s last single, which is an angular rollicking, raucous yelping boatload of high-spirited post-punky scuzz rock fun. And now MOURN is back with a self-directed/edited video for their latest single, Fun At The Geysers, another contagious eruption of knotted guitars and spunky vocals. And we get to visit some real geysers with MOURN in the song’s video, too! The band’s next album Sorpresa Familiar can be pre-ordered, here.

April 28, 2018
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I was wildly obsessed with Meg Myers and her debut album Sorry back in 2015. The Nashville artist, based out of Los Angeles, absolutely transfixed us with her phenomenally fierce and impassioned vocals, as well as her dark and turbulent form of alt rock and pop. It was almost unbelievable to witness that much volatile energy exploding out of Meg. And now, after a far too excruciating wait, Meg Myers is back, with moody scalding, grunge tinged panache, too. Much akin to Torres with some of the sheer force of Alanis Morissette, Numb bursts wide open at the seams with angst ridden ennui. It’s a glorious track that combusts with punky roaring guitars. Along with the magnificent new tune comes welcome news of Meg Myers’ sophomore album, Take Me to the Disco, arriving July 20th. She’ll also be hitting the road on a short tour this summer. Find out more about both via her website, here.

April 19, 2018

In case you haven’t heard, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has a new band named The Longshot, and they already have a debut EP out, too. And those lucky enough to snag tickets get to see the punk rockers at a few small venues, too (they played one at home in the Bay over the weekend). Stream The Longshot’s crunchy chugging Taxi Driver above. Stylistically, it’s not much different from Armstrong’s work with legendary Green Day. And it’s incredibly infectious. You can listen to all five tracks from The Longshot’s debut EP on YouTube, here. Alternate streaming options can be found, here.

March 10, 2018
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With a wonderfully infectious cadence that would be perfect for some patty-cakes as well as plenty of youthful antics comes Lives, a wildly vibrant and colorful indie pop meets riotous punk-tinged rock track from five piece UK band Only Sun. The bright and uptempo jolter arrives with a music video made up of edits taken from hit TV series Peep Show. The band explains that the single lashes out at the culture of commenting on other people’s lives, and it’s an ode to letting people get on with it. Only Sun is in the midst of  releasing a new single on the first of every month throughout this year. Join the ride and check out their other releases on Soundcloud, here. Lives can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

February 24, 2018
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Brand new Essex indie three piece Bilk released their debut single Give Up today, and we can’t get enough of its scuzzy propulsive, riotous yelping energy. Though Bilk is fresh on the scene, they’ve already received support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio X, and BBC Introducing. Yungblud, Palma Violets, and some Arctic Monkeys embellishes their punky raucous first offering, whose electrifying music video you can watch below. The members of Bilk just turned 18 years old recently, and they like writing honest songs about the world they live in and the things they go through as teenagers living in modern suburban Britain. 

Lead singer Sol Abrahams says the track is about: “The idea of not giving up your aim when you’ve got your surroundings and other things going on in life distracting you. Hence the ‘trying not to flop my college course and then get employed” bit". Give Up is available from iTunes, here.

February 8, 2018
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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. As much as it’s a day when many celebrate the beauty of love, it’s also a day that many choose to hate, whether due to the fact that there’s a lack of love in their lives, or because they just hate how commercialized Valentine’s Day has become. San Diego surf punk band The Frights seem to fall in the latter. The four piece band just signed to Epitaph Records, and their new song on the label is a bitter lilting, acerbic chugging punk anthem named Valentine’s Sux. The Frights may not have a quarrel with Valentine’s Day itself, but they wax crestfallen over a breakup on the Weezer meets FIDLAR like charmer. The Frights are preparing to hit the road this March, and they’ll be making an appearance at SXSW, too. Keep up with the band on their website, here.

February 8, 2018
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There sure are a lot of exciting female lead rock projects rising out of Australia right now. Brisbane four piece VOIID brings us a whole lot of riotous spirit and rebellious fortitude on Silly Girl. It’s a gritty, spunky garage punk anthem bursting with fuzzy guitars and unruly energy that recalls the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Speedy Ortiz, and Sløtface. Silly Girl arrives just as the band is preparing to head out on their Australian East Coast Summer Tour. The chunky chugging track is based on the “countless amount of moronic things VOIID had to deal with as a band, it’s a massive f*ck you to people who think they are better, act above you or are just an outright awful person.” We all know sanctimonious people like that, and now we can blast this rowdy gem when we’re sick and fed up with their antics. You can listen to VOIID’s 2016 EP Pussy Oriented on Soundcloud, here.

February 2, 2018
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If you’re not yet familiar with Colorado’s Slow Caves, the band sums up who they are nicely by describing their “synth-punk” as inspired by late nights in Hollywood, high speed car chases, red eye flights and vintage skateboard videos.” Their new single Poser is a surfy churning jam that evokes bands like Broncho and The Orwells, and it arrives just ahead of their new North American tour, which you can find out about, here. The scuzzy rocking song makes it more than apparent that if there’s any posers in our vicinity, it’s sure as hell not Slow Caves and their deliciously disheveled rock. Snag the track from iTunes, here.

January 24, 2018

Canadian rock duo Partner won over an abundance of hearts last year with their melodious thrashing, angsty stirring music, landing themselves on many a bands to watch list. They also released their debut album In Search Of Lost Time, and now they’ve revealed a video for album cut Everybody Knows. If there’s anybody I suddenly want to hit a grocery store with or run amok on suburban streets with right now, it’s Partner, thanks to their charming new video. Chunky chugging Everybody Knows is a wonderfully hooking burst of the pair’s hybrid pop punk/alt rock sound. You can grab Partner’s album from Bandcamp, here.