Bangers – Small Pleasures – LP
The new BANGERS album “Simple Pleasures” packs intelligent lyrics and tight musicianship into a mid-tempo punk rock melee. The record is littered with subtle hooks, head-bobbing breakdowns, and endearingly gruff vocals. Couple those components with an amazingly warm sound it makes this full length incredibly authentic sounding. It’s hard to put a finger on what one thing that makes you want to listen to “Small Pleasures” on repeat but I guess that is what makes it so darn perfect. Great music for drinking to, or driving to, just try not to do them both at the same time.
Dowsing – It’s Still Pretty Terrible – LP
Dowsing sure has been a busy band. In the little time since their inception, they have already graced us with an EP and a split 7″ with Parker. Wasting no time, Dowsing has delivered us their debut full length, It’s Still Pretty Terrible. Pay no heed to it’s tongue-and-cheek title- this album is everything but terrible. In fact, it’s their strongest and most cohesive release to date, and it’s nice to see such a promising young group deliver an album … Read More
Grey Area / Go Rydell – 7″
This split 7″ marks the first release by the newly reformed NYC veterans Grey Area in over 10 years and pairs them with Florida's best and brightest, Go Rydell. Grey Area (ex members of Warzone, Token Entry, Black Train Jack, and a slew of others) reignited their passion for playing together with two sold-out reunion shows in New York and Philadelphia and a surprise special guest set at This is Hardcore 2010. On the heels of these hugely successful shows comes the band's first recorded effort in their post-Victory Records career. More than holding their own, pop punk/hardcore favourites Go Rydell, named one of Alternative Press's 100 bands you need to know in 2010 deliver two of their most melodic songs to date. Having shared the stage with Terror, H20, Title Fight, and recently named to This is Hardcore 2011, the Florida quintet has been quietly building a name for themselves for years. The first pressing of 500 is nearly sold out.
Dowsing – I Don’t Even Care Anymore – LP
I Don’t Even Care Anymore by Dowsing Dowsing are back with their second LP, but don’t expect a sophomore slump here. Here we find a more mature and refined sound- think of it as your cool cousin that is a little older and wiser, but still knows how to party. Dowsing have added another guitarist that really fills out their sound, and singer/songwriter Erik Czaja is clearly acing his 20s. 10 tracks that are sure to score a 10/10 for … Read More
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Love Of Everything – Sooner I Wish – 7″
Bobby Burg (Joan of Arc, Make Believe, Vacations) has certainly been active lately.
Within the past couple years he self-released Love of Everything’s seventh full-length, Best In Tensions, and teamed up with Jeremy Bolen (Chin Up Chin Up) to put out a 13-song Vacations 7″.
As well, he’s been a mainstay in Joan of Arc for the last nine years – playing bass on the Chicago-based band's last two albums while touring the U.S. and Europe multiple times in support of those records.
On top of all this, Burg and his wife (ex-LOE drummer) recently got divorced…
As a result, Sooner I Wish, the latest offering from Burg’s solo project Love of Everything, features four of his most personal songs to date.
“A lot of it involves dealing with a divorce and not knowing how to start again with another person,” says Burg. “The lyrics are written from contradictory perspectives, switching line by line between the person who wants to end the relationship and the person who wants to make things work.”
Recorded live with a loop pedal and no overdubs except on the vocals, these tracks feature new drummer Matt Holland (Air Waves, Vacations) and were shaped in moments of down time during Vacations' practices.
Although the record clocks in just below nine minutes, Burg's catchy melodies stick in your head instantly upon first listen and are sure to linger there long after the songs have ended.
V/A – Cancer Is a Punk – LP
500 pressed (200 pink/300 black) All proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer. Mixtapes -Your Little Hoodrat Friend Landmines -Three Little Pigs Sore Subjects -Back To The Jungle Caffiends -Your All Talk The Fizzy Pops -Cheap Talk Be My Doppleganger -Nah, I’m Just Kiddin’ Flamingo Nosebleed -Stag Party The Dopamines -10 Stories (acoustic) Up For Nothing -The Slouch The Boston Thieves -Gasoline Whiskey It Goes On -Is It Depressing Yet? The Putz -Lunatic … Read More
Smoking Popes – Get Fired – LP
This is a totally re-mastered version of the classic SMOKING POPES album “GET FIRED”. Originally released in 1993 on Johann’s Face and recorded at legendary Sonic Iguana Studios by Mass Giorgini. This classic punk record has been out of print for quite some time and the new and improved version will keep listeners happy for years to come.