(record review)3upFront-Puppets & Psychiatrists(317Records)

I listened and reviewed the new 3upFront record for our zine. These guys have been around playing since 1998.

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Couple of years later, hehe here is the new full length record. Hailing from Santa Cruz, California, these guys are playing melodic skatepunk and this 19 songs are not unlike Good Riddance, especially in one of my favorite songs on this record, This Time, song with great drive and nice melodic anthemic chorus, vocals also remind me of Russ Rankin in this song. Besides punk there are reggae influences in That Song, but I don˙t know, this song and half of other songs on this record did not work well with my ear. I love straightforward punk songs like Fantasia or Whoa Bundy, as you can see there is a lot of humour and auto irony in the lyrics to the songs, many varied parts in the music that show these guys definitely can play, but in my opinion something is just missing in this record to be great one. 7/10

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/3upFrontmusic/

Bandcamp: https://3upfront.bandcamp.com/album/puppets-psychiatrists

(news-new album) COERCION Featuring Members of Good Riddance, The Lonely Kings, Death By Stereo, Fury 66 and Ghost Parade Releasing New Album ‘Veritas’ on December 7th on Bird Attack Records!

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Bird Attack Records has launched pre-orders for Coercion’s new album ‘Veritas.’

Check out the Animated video for ‘Decease and Desist’ here: https://youtu.be/BoRfY12mmhs.

COERCION is a heavy, driving, angst ridden rock band with punk rock undertones. Powerful, expressive, engaging and relatable to anyone who likes hard edged, intoxicating music. The band features members of Good Riddance, The Lonely Kings, Death By Stereo, Fury 66 and Ghost Parade.

With 4 decades of musical influences ranging from Black Sabbath, Metallica and Killing Joke to punk rock icons TSOL, Agent Orange and Bad Religion, COERCION originally formed in 1996, and then reformed in 2016, releasing a 4 song E.P. titled “Exit Wounds” in July of that year.

In 2017 the band recruited Jim Miner (Death by Stereo/lead guitar) and Anthony Garay (Ghost Parade/drums) and have just finished recording a new album titled “Veritas” due out December 7, 2018 on Bird Attack Records.

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