Category Punk/Ska

ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT // PARTY JAIL (INFINITY CAT RECORDINGS)

MINIMALIST PUNK DUO W/ POP VIBES  & LAZY, NASALLY VOCALS. EQUALLY LOUD/DESTRUCTIVE & PENSIVE/HAUNTING. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11 RIYL: NO AGE, THEE OH SEES, PROTOMARTYR, OFF!

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Mad Caddies – Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice is the first album in seven years from Mad Caddies, who were part of the third wave of ska in the mid/late 90’s. While they never saw the mainstream success of bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, No Doubt, or Reel Big Fish, they put out plenty of quality music. On Dirty Rice, […]

Maximum Soul Power

Rough Francis- Maximum Soul Power Release date: 2014March11 Label: Riot House Records Rating: 4/5 Maximum Soul Power is the first full-length release from Burlington’s own, Rough Francis! I was blown away by their EP several years ago, which had an excellent sense of timing and energy. “Ruffians” and “Not A Nice Guy” both deliver a […]

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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

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