Category Punk/Ska

fuckedup-yearofthedragon

Year of the Dragon EP

Fucked Up- Year of the Dragon EP Release date: 2014April15 Label: Tankcrimes Rating: 4.5/5 This EP is part of the Zodiac series of EPs from Toronto’s Fucked Up. For those not familiar, Fucked Up has been described as a “prog-punk” band due to their willingness to push out the boundaries of punk rock itself. I […]

Wasted-Years

Wasted Years

OFF!- Wasted Years Release date: 2014April08 Label: VICE Music Rating: 3/5 Wasted Years is the third release from hardcore punk supergroup, OFF! Once again, Raymond Pettibon lends his talent for the excellent cover. “Void You Out” starts things off, a tribute to classic Black Flag with excellent drumming and a fast pace. In fact, most […]

THE SPITS // KILL THE KOOL (IN THE RED)

SPACE-AGE MUTANT PUNK-ROCK. BRIEF BLASTS OF HYPERACTIVE AGGRESSION W/A WEIRD MONGOLOID ELECTRO-TWIST. SINGLES, DEMOS, OUTTAKES PLAY : 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14 FCC: 22 RIYL: MISFITS, THE REATARDS, NO BUNNY

CREATIVE ADULT //PSYCHIC MESS (RUN FOR COVER RECORDS)

FUZZED-OUT DARK, NOISY PSYCH-POST-PUNK COMING OUT OF CALI’S NORTH BAY PUNK SCENE. PLAY: 1, 7, 8, 12 FCC: 9 RIYL: PARQUET COURTS, SONIC YOUTH

EPICYCLE- “YOU’RE NOT GONNA GET IT: 1978-81′

Chicago pink/mods from late 70’s. Rough-edged power-pop & guitar-driven garage. Includes singles, demos. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 RIYL: CHEAP TRICK, RAMONES, BUZZCOCKS

fm359

Truth, Love & Liberty

FM359- Truth, Love & Liberty Release date: 2014Jan14 Label: Pirates Press Rating: 3.5/5 FM359 is a side project of former Dropkick Murphys frontman and current Street Dogs frontman, Mike McColgan. It also features another former member of the DKM in Rick Barton (Continental). The press release describes it as a folksy take on punk rock […]

last

The Last- Danger

The Last- Danger Release date: 2013Nov05 Label: End Sound Rating: 4.5/5 I’d never heard of The Last until now. They’re  a L.A power pop group founded in 1976 that features  Joe and Mike Nolte, Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, ALL) and Karl Alvarez (Descendents, ALL). This is their first release following 1996’s Gin and Innuendoes. “I […]

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