(record review) Scared Shitless-A Night To Dismember

Scared Shitless are horrorpunk band from Pittsburgh and I listened and reviewed their new record for our zine.

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I must admit that I have never heard of this band with cool name prior to this record but I am now glad I did. This record contains five songs of metalic horrorpunk with riffs not unlike the newer phase of Misfits. But, not to say that this is one of them ´Fits clones, quite the contrary this band is original, melodic, great sounding and fresh like the stench of the few days dead cadaver. The songs like Picnic At The Gallows, Fallout Girl and Borden House are sure to become instant classics. The vocals are melodic yet rough sounding and have edge, almost partly growled in the middle of the title track and fit perfectly to the interesting song structures. Musicianship is tight, songs are fun, so there is the new band for your ears pleasure. Go grab this one, you won´t be sorry, the new wave of horrorpunk is so fresh and interesting!

8/10

https://scaredshitless.bandcamp.com/album/a-night-to-dismember

 

 

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(new video) 18th & Addison new video, upcoming debut out soon with Wiretap Records!

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Stephanie Massaro Photography

New Jersey-based pop punk duo 18th & Addison have dropped a new video for “Leeches,” the first single off their upcoming Wiretap Records debut due out this fall.

Check out the “Leeches” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z-Iai_MPUw&feature=youtu.be

“We really wanted to do something different then we usually do with our videos. We usually take a much more comedic approach but with this one we wanted to make it a bit more serious and tell a little bit of a darker story to drive home the vibe of the song.” – Kait DiBenedetto

“To sum up the concept, “Leeches” is a song about growth and progression towards a better future, a better sense of self no matter the cost. Out with the old and in with the new.”- Tom Kunzman

18th & Addison is an eclectic pop-rock/punk duo consisting of Tom Kunzman and Kait DiBenedetto. Fearlessly blending all of their musical influences from Punk Rock to 80’s New Wave to 90’s alternative and Power Pop, 18th & Addison are creating a style of music to proudly call their own. With their ferociously honest yet poetic lyrical content, unapologetic punch-in-the-gut guitar riffs and powerhouse drumming to drive it all home, they are proving that they are here to stay.

The duo has been releasing music since late 2014 and has produced two EPs and a full-length album independently amidst booking their own regional tours and shows in support of each one.

Upcoming shows:

7/27 – Rock The River – Toms River, NJ

8/24 – Shakers Pub – Oakdale, NY

9/6 The Brighton Bar- Long Branch, NJ (record release show)

9/13 – The Radio Room – Greenville, SC

9/14 – Wall of Sound Music Center – Durham, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

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www.wiretaprecords.com

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(new video) Veteran punx Ten Foot Pole have a brand new video released!

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TEN FOOT POLE
Dennis Jagard: songwriter, lead vocal, rhythm guitars;
Scott Hallquist: lead guitars, backing vox, songwriting;
Richie Petrillo
: bass, backing vox;
Guillaume Fortin: drums and backing vox  
SoCal veteran punk rockers Ten Foot Pole are back with a brand new album entitled “Escalating Quickly”, released on May 10th, 2019  on Thousand Islands Records, Disconnect Disconnect Records(UK), Morning Wood Records (Europe) and Pee Records, Australia.

Escalating Quickly is produced Ryan Greene….. anxious to showcase his skills beyond the iconic 90’s albums he produced (NOFX, Lagwagon, and No Use for a Name, etc.), was going for “The Bohemian Rhapsody of 90’s punk,” adding layers of ear candy and outlandish special guest shredding to the solid new TFP songs.

Ten Foot Pole is pleased to announce their first video featuring the track “Everything Dies” of their album “Excalating Quickly” (live footage from Red Bridge Fest, June 7, 2019 Pont-Rouge, QC)  Video production by David Hamel of POPR Media.
Everything Dies:  A fun, bouncy, sing-a-long celebration of impending doom.  Love, life and even puppies are not safe in this reminder that there is no happily ever after—but maybe that thought can help us let go of our worries and enjoy the moment.
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(new record news) UK´s melodic punks THE RUN UP release new record this Autumn!

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Hard touring band THE RUN UP (Bristol, UK) have announced that their new record will be released in time for their US tour following their popular ‘Good Friends, Bad Luck’ EP which was released in November 2018.

The melodic punks have spent much of the last two years playing across Europe, crafting a name for themselves as one of the most exciting bands in the punk rock scene right now.

There is a plethora of labels releasing the record “It’s amazing to have so many rad labels and people involved with releasing our new record, we are truly honored” says Daniel, bassist. “We 10 long days in York recording with Dave Boothroyd at Reel Recording Studios and it was an amazing experience. Dave is a champion and has became a good friend through the experience. He pushed us and helped the record turn out to be what it is, our best yet by a long way.”

“We spoke to lots of labels, including some huge ones; we listened to our friends and took on all the advice we could. We needed to feel comfortable with how the release was going to be and we are so stoked with the labels involved. Real Ghost Records in the UK, Gunner Records in Europe and our new friends La Escalera Records (CA), Swamp Cabbage (FL), Money Pit Music (GA), Get Party (Canada) and &Vinyl (TN) in North America have all been a dream to work with. All amazing people who we are eternally grateful for for putting their  belief in us.”

The official relese date is 3rd October with the band hitting the US for a month-long tour and then head back tour Europe to conitue party with a further 3 weeks of touring.

Stay tuned for more info, singles and videos!
The Run Up Socials:

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(photo gig report) CJ RAMONE+DEECRACKS-GALA HALA, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

CJ Ramone, former bass player for the legendary Ramones, built up a cool solo music discography delivering melodic and catchy punkrock. He recently announced that this Europan tour is going to be his last, so it was about time that our sister Irina went to Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia, to catch up his gig. DeeCracks punkrock band from Austria were playing as a support. Here is the photo report!

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(review) TRASHED AMBULANCE-Shorthanded(Thousand Islands Records)

Remember Trashed Ambulance from Canada? A while ago we did a review of their record here and an interview with the guys. Now, they have a new release with Thousand Islands Records and I listened and reviewed the record for our zine.

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The new record is released also on limited cassette edition so be fast to get it. It contains 6 beautiful melodic punkrock songs, what pleases the most that it sounds more of 90-ies melodic skatepunk, not the metalic technical skatepunk played by most of the newer bands these days, not that I don´t love technical skatepunk, but I prefer this style. The melodies are fine, I love the nice interplay between main vocals and backing vocal harmonies and the mixture of personal serious stuff and humour in the lyrics of the songs. The songs that I somehow dig the most are Open Road, Buy In(excellent song about the scene with super lyrics) and Trash Queen. If you are into honest, melodic, heartwarming punkrock this one is yours and you only need to get it.

8/10

https://thousandislandsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/shorthanded

 

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(review) Tommy And June-Tommy And June(Fat Wreck Chords)

Tommy and June are two guys, two musicians, which just released their record with Fat Wreck Chords and I listened and reviewed it for our zine.

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The record was produced and released by Fat Mike of Nofx, the owner of Fat, who met the guys while touring with his band and thought that they deserve to be heard and he was right. Tommy is an Israeli musician and June is Colombian Iranian and this music, this record is a proof that music really has no boundaries and no borders. The music of Tommy And June is acoustic, melancholic melodic punkrock with a lot of sadness, lot of personal demons and lyrics that I can sing along, cry along, smile and day dream along. Tommy sings the main vocals and he has an awesome singing melodic voice. June sings harmonies and their voices interplay fantastic. What I love about this record is that the songs are not boring, they are uptempo, lovely and take the listener to some other place on a listening journey. My favorites on this record are Lonely Train, Ghost of Paris, Better Life Story. Those are just some, but all of the songs are just super. Give this one a spin or two and you will se why I love it so much!

9/10

 

 

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