Posts tagged punk
Preview: Frank Iero And The Future Violents // Barriers

Growing up in New Jersey, there were a lot of influences throughout my childhood that helped shape and define who I am. From sports games to the shore, music has always been an integral part of the Jersey Life. If you’re familiar with past projects that New Jersey native Frank Iero’s been a part of, from Pency Prep to My Chemical Romance, his upcoming release with his new band, The Future Violents, holds true to the East Coast undertones of his previous releases while branching out and taking chances.

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Lonesome Town Drifters // Greyed Out

Punk rock band Lonesome Town Drifters, aka LTD, hail from Nashville, Tennessee. The band performed at FEST in Florida at the end of last month, and released their newest album, Greyed Out, on October 18th. The 11 track album consists of authentic high energy songs. LTD is made up of vocalist / guitarist Eric, aka “Eric 7,” along with guitarist Nate Benardino, bassist Shawn Wiggins, and drummer Aaron Benson.

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Divided Heaven // Cold War

Los Angeles based band Divided Heaven recently released their third album, Cold War. The album is the most down to earth, raw, real release the band has come up with so far. Vocalist and songwriter Jeff Berman poured his heart and soul into the lyrics, truly bearing all and leaving nothing out. Berman’s songs resonate with listeners because of the heartfelt stories they tell in true punk rock fashion.

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Cinders // Looking Forward To Looking Back

The second album from Salt Lake City’s six piece band Cinders, Looking Forward To Looking Back, is the perfect soundtrack for those nights that you find yourself staring up at the stars, reveling in the magic of it all. Looking Forward To Looking Back provides a rush of poppy melodies fueled by the kind of synth that you want to sing along to. Yeah, you know the kind.

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Tea Leaf // Disappear

Tea Leaf is the solo project of Manchester based punk band Hora Douse’s front-man, Tom Lee. With lyrics detailing the internal experience that ensues as depression takes the wheel, Disappear is a far cry from the normally boisterous and aggressive punk rock music that Lee creates with a full band. Instead, Lee takes the scenic route with Disappear, complete with slow melodies and gentle, vulnerable lyrics that fall into soft guitar chords as Lee’s truth spills onto the pages.

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Kid You Not // Home Again

North Florida punk rock quartet Kid You Not will be releasing a new album, Home Again, on October 12th through Deep Elm records. Home Again follows their 2017 release Never A Dull Movement and turns it up a notch in terms of driving hooks, catchy choruses, and surging rhythms.

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The Medicine Dolls // A Good Chance Of Bad Weather

The Medicine Dolls are a post-punk rock band based out of Cape Town, South Africa. Complete with a vintage NYC underground vibe, this three piece is sure to draw you in from the first listen. Made up of vocalist / guitarist Greg Allen, bassist Bex Nicholas, and drummer Daniel Paulse, The Medicine Dolls released their three track EP A Good Chance Of Bad Weather earlier this month. 

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Cosmic Halitosis // Where Is She?

Welcome to our first installment of Throwback Thursday album reviews! This week, we're coming at you with a release from January of this year from Cosmic Halitosis.

Cosmic Halitosis is a three piece punk rock group from Frederick, MD. According to their “about us” page on Facebook, the band strives to “shave the unnecessary fat of the rock 'n' roll turkey.”

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O'Holy Ghost // TRVTH

O’Holy Ghost, a punk rock indie band hailing from London, are fairly new to the scene and are releasing their debut EP, TRVTH on July 13th. We had the opportunity to listen to their EP in its entirety prior to its release, and I can almost sum up the EP in one sentence: perfect late night noise with heartfelt and truthful lyrics that are sure to resonate with any listener.

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Mayday Parade // Sunnyland

Alternative pop punk band Mayday Parade are back with their newest album, Sunnyland, which was released on June 15th and includes thirteen unique and diverse songs. While a good portion of Sunnyland is the loud and fast paced Mayday Parade we all know and love, quite a few of the songs are slower acoustic ballads. Mayday Parade uses Sunnyland to talk about how not everyone is alone and to also help those with broken hearts mend, while themes of lost or unrequited love is also threaded through the lyrics.

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I Feel Fine // Long Distance Celebration

I Feel Fine, an indie punk quartet based out of Brighton, UK, are gearing up to release their debut EP, Long Distance Celebration, on May 4, 2018. This indie punk quartet worked with Lewis Johns (Gnarwolves) and Ryan Schwabe (Modern Baseball) and will be releasing their EP through Failure By Design Records.

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Lemuria // Recreational Hate

Recreational Hate, the fourth full-length album from Buffalo, NY-based pop rock band Lemuria, feels like the soundtrack of an indie movie montage while the two star-crossed lovers travel in opposite directions, all the while being pulled back to each other by some unignorable connection. 

The greatest strength of Recreational Hate is the layering and harmony of the duel vocals, as well as the unique vocal melodies and rhythms that create unfamiliar but catchy riffs throughout the album. The addition of brass on certain songs...

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