Articles tagged punk

The Singles - “Sweet Tooth” (audio) (premiere)

Post-punk meets powerpop on the LA band's latest track.

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Mishka Shubaly - ‘Coward’s Path’ (album stream) (premiere)

Through great pain comes great art, as this brutally honest album proves.

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Against Me!: 23 Live Sex Acts

Whenever a good punk band delivers a live album that actually captures that live energy, it's worth noting. This is one of those times.

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‘Salad Days’ Provides Punk Food for Thought

This D.C. punk doc eschews rose colored glasses as it looks back on that most influential American punk scene.

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14 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Defeater: Abandoned

Continuing their narrative of a family caught in the throes of poverty and violence after World War II, Defeater scripts a plot twist with their most pummeling album to date.

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The Rest Is Senseless: A Conversation With Citizen John Lydon

With a new PiL album and an autobiography out, the former Johnny Rotten looks back on his 59 years, calling them "strange" with "a serious learning curve" in his earliest days.

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Supersuckers - “High & Outside”  (audio) (premiere)

The new Supersuckers track, according to the indomitable Eddie Spaghetti, is "the best song I ever wrote.”

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Fist City: Everything Is a Mess

That "thinly mixed and sloppy" equals the "raw" feel the band is going for is questionable, but Everything Is a Mess isn't quite the mess it appears to be at first.

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11 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

Rancid: All the Moon Stomper’s

Rancid have had an extremely colourful career, warmly regarded as a Californian foursome who eat, sleep and breathe punk rock.

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The Jam: About the Young Idea: The Very Best of the Jam

You can dock About the Young Idea a point for its lack of marketing vision, but the Jam were as good as three-and-a-half minutes or less gets.

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Country Fried Rock: Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham of Social Distortion

Social Distortion launches a 25th anniversary tour this week, playing their 1990 self-titled album in its entirety -- the album that introduced me to country music.

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Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts

Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.

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Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

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T. Hardy Morris - “Drownin’ on a Mountaintop” (video) (premiere)

In which the Dead Confederate frontman mercilessly takes a shot at his critics.

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The Benjees - ‘Alright Alright Alright’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Brooklyn foursome blend punk, funk, blues, and soul into one crazy little gumbo on their debut album.

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29 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Refused: Freedom

On their first studio album in 16 years legendary Swedish hardcore band don’t lose a step in their mission to hybridize punk with anything they can.

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The Textones: Midnight Mission, Cedar Creek

Although the Textones' two discs attracted only a passing glance originally, they’ve received belated recognition since.

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24 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Desaparecidos: Payola

Desaparecidos find giddy joy as they tear the establishment to pieces.

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Coliseum: Anxiety’s Kiss

This is hard rock music in 2015 at its most fun, relevant, and genre-crossing.

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Girlpool: Before the World Was Big

Before the World Was Big is ready to comfort you on the road ahead, in so doing becoming the sound of growing up.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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