Posts tagged ‘punk’

March 5, 2021

The B-Side: Joint Operation

Friday is payday and Joint Operation is here with an anthem for all of us. “Fuck You, Pay Me (featuring Bumpin’ Uglies)” is delightfully unsubtle and undeniably fun. This is the party rock anthem for the class war.

February 22, 2021

The B-Side: Ian Deaton

A Devo style electropunk banger about a serial killer experiencing a crisis of conscience, “An Immoral Brain” from Atlanta film composer Ian Deaton is a killer in its own right. Kick off your week with this absolutely perfect synthrock dance anthem dedicated to not murdering people, and do your best to do the same.

February 19, 2021

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music from Delespin, Meet Me On Saturn, Robert Connely Farr, SHEEPLE and Flippin.

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February 13, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Winter is all about layering up, and our inbox is stylish layer after stylish layer of great new music. Check out new tunes by Emma Elisabeth, S:Bahn, TOLEDO, Yoji, TEKE::TEKE, Teen Mortgage, Vakoum, Juliana Zafa and Mort City

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February 12, 2021

The B-Side: La Sanya Dengue

“Automobile” by La Sanya Dengue turns singer Simon Lindberg’s near death experience of getting run over by a car into a menacing and muscular song that blurs the line between punk and post punk to powerful results. Lindberg’s vocals have a definite Jello Biafra influence and if you’d told us this was one of Jello’s post Dead Kennedys one off collaborations we’d believe it. It’s a driving (no pun intended) number that is tight and locked in right at the edge, threatening to lose control at any minute. In other words, Grade A punk.

February 10, 2021

The B-Side: Agent Orange

The debut album from SoCal punk legends Agent Orange turns 40 this year, and Living in Darkness remains one of the most influential albums of that era. Seamlessly fusing skate punk, surf rock and hardcore, the album showed that punk could be pushed beyond the relatively limited sound of the time and still be absolutely, 100% punk. They helped expand the possibilities of an entire genre, and that alone is reason enough to revisit this classic. Lucky for us, a special 40th anniversary edition has been available from Posh Boy Records for two years. Whether that’s due to poor impulse control on behalf of the label or proof that time travel is real, it’s still a win we’ll take.

February 6, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Our inbox is a Costco of new music, and we’re here to pass the bulk goodness on to you. New music from Dean Sullivan, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Arm the Poor, Daughter of Dawn, Benedikt, Vorstell, Select Few, Cherry Jungle, The Drives and Teren.

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February 5, 2021

Friday 5×5 (+1)

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new music from The Unders, RUINER, Sal Dulu, NAYAD, Old Sea Brigade and a bonus track from Clark Naito.

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February 2, 2021

The B-Side: Channel 3

SoCal 80’s punk band Channel 3 got a bit of a revival a few years ago when “Strength in Numbers” was used in Stranger Things 2, and now their old label Posh Boy is hoping to catch the cultural zeitgeist again with a digital push of the song, listing it as “The WSB Anthem.” WSB standing for Wall Street Bets, the Reddit forum which recently shorted the short sellers with their GameStop stocks push. Is there anything more punk than stock manipulation? What kind of portfolio would Joe Strummer recommend? Who can say? All we know is this song rips, has always ripped and shall continue to rip, no matter what way it gets repackaged.

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January 26, 2021

Tuesday Tip-Off: Kali Masi

Well, well, well – looks like those Kali Masi boys have all kinds of tricks up their sleeves. Not only is the new single “Trophy Deer” a more melodic and reflective indie rock song ala Weakerthans than the more pedal to the metal post punk barn burner of the first single “The Stray” (see below), but the video was also animated by bassist Anthony Elliott (aka Royal Dog aka Capital T). Ugh. Talented people, amiright? Both songs rip and have us excited for the upcoming album [laughs], dropping March 26th and available for pre-order now.

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