Articles tagged punk rock

Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me

This worthy follow-up to the acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues finds Against Me! tackling a breakup album with the same energy and fury they used to reserve for political and social issues.

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Beach Slang: A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

These teenage feelings boldly claim their space and assert their relevance, as vital now as ever.

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Cymbals Eat Guitars: Pretty Years

With Pretty Years , Cymbals Eat Guitars have delivered their richest and most accessible music yet.

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20 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Sex Stains: Sex Stains

The first song on Sex Stains is so effective that the rest of the album has a hard time matching its combination of catchy and harrowing.

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7 Sep 2016 // 1:55 PM

Against Me! - “Crash” (Singles Going Steady)

Against Me! has fun with power pop, stepping back a few decades with Kiss-style face paint and low-budget sci-fi references.

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23 Aug 2016 // 3:01 PM

Green Day - “Bang Bang” (Singles Going Steady)

This sounds more classic Green Day than anything they have done in awhile.

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Joyce Manor: Never Hungover Again

Joyce Manor proves the axiom "brevity is the soul of wit" on their modern day pop-punk classic Never Hungover Again.

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Punk’s Not Dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and ‘Please Kill Me’

Please Kill Me was important not just because it made visible the genealogy of an underground music scene, but because it showed how brilliantly an oral history could capture culture.

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17 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Alice Bag: Alice Bag

With the release of her first solo album, chicana punk pioneer Alice Bag proves herself to not only still possess the fiery spirit of the first wave of LA punk, but also a vital voice of reason tackling social issues others would prefer to ignore.

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Low Culture - “Comfort Zones” (audio) (premiere)

Low Culture’s garage-punk is about as straight-ahead as you could hope for.

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Privilege Corrupts: Donald Trump and “The Devil in His Youth”

How a song by Protomartyr keeps taking on new meaning in the age of Donald Trump.

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Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The Descendents today sound a lot like the Descendents you've always known, but this album is hardly a self-conscious clinging to past success. Instead, it's the sound of four guys with a deep bond, making music on their own terms.

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22 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Deerhoof: The Magic

Deerhoof exploit lo-fi warmth to signify their musical roots and chaotic beginnings on their lucky 13th album.

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Deepakalypse - “Dim Sum” (audio) (premiere)

There are a lot of different ways folk and punk can cross, and Deepakalypse’s method of crossing the two merges them on the troubador plane.

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The Specials - “A Message to You Rudy” (1979) (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"A Message to You Rudy" is simply ska music at its purest -- and most enjoyable -- level.

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The Riverboat Gamblers - “Hate the Police” (audio) (premiere)

The Riverboat Gamblers' take on the Dicks’ “Hate the Police" is packed to the gills with furor and vigor.

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Austin Lucas: Between the Moon and the Midwest

Between the Moon and the Midwest is a collection of tales told by those with broken hearts and proud souls.

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7 Jun 2016 // 9:07 AM

Sonic Boom 6: The F-Bomb

Sonic Boom 6's highly political new album is driven by their personality and good intentions.

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31 May 2016 // 8:53 AM

White Lung: Paradise

On Paradise, the change is not just one of production and fidelity. It's also one of attitude and perspective, and when this album runs at full throttle, it heads down some lesser-traveled roads through rock music.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Diving into 'Reveal the Deep'

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"In Reveal the Deep, the light only makes you more aware of the darkness

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