An entire Survival Guide set! Excellent. She's also working on an album too. EXCELLENT!
In 2013, Spencer Moody put together a kickstarter campaign which unfortunately didn't meet its' goal. Regardless, he's still releasing new music anyway (yes!). A couple new solo tunes set to be released later this year through Riot House Records. I'm listening now. You should too. Also, a new Murder City Devils album is being mixed now, according to Moody. Hells. Yes.
The new album, Die Knowing, is amazing, breakdowns are intact and the gang-vocals are top notch. What's nice too is Scott Wade appears on a track (Full Swing). Really tight song, good to hear them share vocals again since the Insomnia track on Bullet Treatment Designated Vol.2. I'm loving Wasted Arrows, but Should Know Better is currently my jam. Nice video too, they know how to party.
The new album by Five Iron Frenzy is titled, Engine of a Million Plots, and is up for pre-order on itunes. Holy crap! I didn't forget that I pledged for their kickstarter, but I went ahead and made a pre-order anyway...I really wanted to hear a new track off of it. The new track is, So Far...dayum, it's a tight track. Horn section is fantastic, crisp guitars and bass, drums are tight, and Reese Roper's vocals are as lovely as ever.
Looks like they did release a couple singles last year. I thought I'd wait it out...I couldn't wait any longer. I basically just paid ten bucks for a single. Worth it...check it if ya got a chance. Five Iron Frenzy is back.
Oh! Yes! Agh!, by Challenger! is finally here! Well, not in its entirety, just yet! But you can stream, listen and download three lovely (oh so lovely!) tracks HERE or HERE. Pre-order the album HERE. Really lovely, oh so lovely, indie punk and pop rock. Oh and they also have music videos for a few tracks too. Check out the one for, Hot Knees. You'll love it :-D Get int it now.
Excellent hardcore from Ypsilanti, Michigan featuring dual aggressive and clean vocal action, heavy guitars and tons of melody. Some new tunes to get into. NOW.
Opposition Rising will be kicking off their tour soon. They'll also be releasing their 10" as well. Lot's off dates along the West Coast as well as up Northwest. They have two shows in Portland, one of which is at the Red Room. Ahhh, the Redroom. Nice bar. It was so close to my old job. It was a nice place to chill after work. And some really excellent shows there too. Don't fear the 82nd!
Just heard these two new tracks from The Pinstripes. Lovely, lovely new tunes - the harmonies are intact, the tempo set to groove, and soulful throughout. Available on 10" as well. These guys never write bad stuff. Check it. Get into it.
This compilation was just released a couple days ago by the wonderful people at Indie Vision Music. It's volume three of their Ska compilation series. They've been releasing awesome stuff through out the years, and a bunch of other kinds of comps such as their Summer Slam and Fighting from the Ground Up series...I'm not sure if those are still going on though? It's actually been a while since I've visited the website. I just so happened to read about this comp through a bunch of tweets (Oh social media, you're such a wonderful tool!). And I haven't gone through all 28 tracks yet, but I'm streaming through it as I write this and everything is oh-so-lovely.
The lineup on this comp is really tight. It includes tracks from superstars like, The O.C. Supertones, For Pete's Sake, The Insyderz, an unreleased track from, The Dingess, The Anchorage and Codename Rock (They have on here, Mile Markers, their newest track that they released last year). Some other band's I'm hearing for the time and digging include Christafari and Atombender. Again, this comp is 28 tracks long, lots of time to check out everything.
But the one track that did catch my eye, and the one I'm keeping on repeat for now is the track from Upstanding Youth, Burn With It. That was a surprise to see them on this thing. I was surprised because they played a final show last year (I didn't attend it) and I didn't know they had released music after, A Senses of Urgency. The songs on, Burn the Process, are tight though. Be sure to check out the compilation HERE and best of all, it's free. Free is good right? Your new favorite Ska band will likely be on this compilation. Check it.
New music from Chicago punk/ska band, Still Alive. It's up for nameyourprice. Pretty fierce stuff, with lots of thrash and punk mixed with some groovy breakdowns. They take it up a notch and get heavier on a lot of the tracks, but they still blend in some nice ska beats here and there. Sick tunes yo.