We recently featured French punkrock veterans The Rebel Assholes on the pages of this zine when they released their great new video. Well, that video was taken from their new e.p. and here it is. There are 5 songs on this one. And if I might add, this is superb emotional punkrock with a lot of guts, grits and melody the way it was supposed to be. The songs are not fast, in fact they are more in the mid punkrock tempo reminding me of a more melodic side of Menzingers, Flatliners and Nothington respectfully. The songs that I love the most and which totally entered my ear and brain are Dysphoria, Needle In A Haystack and Heads On Pikes. This is a beautiful record done by fantastic band!
210 are hardcore band coming from Moscow, Russia. Their new single In The Eyes Of Hungry Dogs is the first musical taste of things to come on the new record. Have a listen and see how things get done in the east. The band will soon be on the road so stay tuned for more news coming very soon! Support your scene!
Punkrock legend from Novi Sad, ATHEIST RAP are celebrating 30 years and they will do that with great gig in Boogaloo, Zagreb on November 15.
But, prior to that and as a kind of warm up for that gig, Atheist Rap is coming to Zagreb on October 24.in club Kset as after work party at 6 pm to celebrate the release of the new split LP with Defenders Of The Universe from Germany, The new split lp contains six new songs by Atheist Rap on their side of the release with both bands covering each other in their native language. Defenders Of The Universe covered Ne bi bilo fer by Atheist Rap and that song is the first single from the upcoming record.
Both bands plan to promote the new record with concerts all over the region and wider. The record release party will be at Kset, Zagreb at 6 pm on October 24. Entrance is free and Atheist Rap will play couple of new songs and then sign the records and hang around with you. Besides merch sold there, you will be able to buy special offer, new record along with ticket for the Boogaloo gig in November.
Advance prices for November 15.gig at Boogaloo Zagreb are 50 kuna/65 kuna at doors if any are left. Official places where you can buy tickets: Dirty Old Shop(Tratinska 18, Zagreb), Rockmark(Berislavićeva 13, Zagreb), also online. The gig is promoted by Dostava Zvuka.
Mini Meltdowns premiered their video for “I Wanna Die,” a song from their Destined For Disaster EP via Milwaukee Record today. According to director Nick Sommer (who also stars in the video), “The song is sort of tongue-in-cheek and suicide is such a serious subject, so I wanted to figure out a way to show the idea of ‘I Wanna Die,’ but make sure the audience knows the main character doesn’t actually want to kill himself. Playing off the movie Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray kills himself repeatedly until he finally wakes up with the girl of his dreams, our video does the exact opposite.”
Sommer manages to soften the video’s dark motif through the use of illustrations from John Mcguire and visual effects from Dave Keihl, which the director says “help push the dream sequences to a work of imagination.” There’s also some great live footage, some of which was filmed underwater. It’s also worth noting that this video also manages to pick up right where the “Number On Me” video left off.
Mini Meltdowns’ Jon Phillip had a rough 2018. You’d never know it from the ever-sunny disposition exhibited by the Mini Meltdowns frontman, who’s also a respected and prolific drummer; having been a part of such groups as Limbeck, the Paul Collins Beat, Ben Weasel, and the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson’s rotating cast of backing musicians, to name a few.
After having settled into an exciting new life on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennesse, just a few years back, Phillip was dealt a handful of life challenges that brought on some heavy anxiety and the urge to give up completely…most significantly having to grieve the sudden loss of his beloved father, who encouraged little Jonny to play music from a young age, and dealing with a few toxic relationships.
Phillip has since found love, received his undergraduate degree, and on October 4, his own Good Land Records will release Destined For Disaster, the second EP from Mini Meltdowns, the band he started with the Promise Ring and Dashboard Confessional’s bassist, Scott Schoenbeck. The EP was produced by All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty, who also laid down some lead guitar and backing vocals for good measure.
Since he’ll never show it in his face, our window into Phillip’s immense pain is in black and white for us all to see on Destined For Disaster. The four song titles say what needs to be said: “Gonna Miss You,” “I Wanna Die,” “Afraid of Everything,” and “You Bring Me Down” deliver their messages clearly with quick, riff-tastic blasts that show off Phillip’s growing comfort in performing front and center. The EPs influences shine through, thus proving that the Road To Ruin can lead to a promised land.
To celebrate Destined For Disaster (and restored happiness in general), Mini Meltdowns will play its first ever full-band show, a stacked release party on Friday, October 18 at the new X-Ray Arcade in Cudahy that also features Telethon and Graham Hunt (of Midnight Reruns infamy).
DESTINED FOR DISASTER Side A
1. Gonna Miss You
2. I Wanna Die
3. Afraid Of Everything
4. You Bring Me Down
We recently talked with Tsunami Bomb about their new album, the scene and many other things.
They are back with ‘The Spine That Binds,’ their first new LP in 15 years.
The LP, which was produced by the band and mixed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock), will be released on November 8th via Alternative Tentacles.
A new track “Petaluma” debuted yesterday on Kerrang! and is now streaming here.
Keyboardist/vocalist Oobliette Sparks tells Kerrang!, “Petaluma is about reaching a crossroad and realizing after choosing your path, that no matter how fast you run or how far you go, your past will find a way to catch up to you. How you decide to face it when it does is the only real path to finding absolution.”
‘The Spine That Binds’ will be released digitally and on limited edition colored vinyl.
Vinyl Pressing Details:
-100 Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl for Tsunami Bomb Squad and Alternative Tentacles Records Vinyl Subscribers (sold out)
-400 Turquoise Vinyl (available for pre-order online with copies also available at FEST and band’s upcoming album release show).
-Classic black vinyl
Pre-order bundles for the limited edition turquoise vinyl are now available at Alternative Tentacles Records’ online store. Exclusive shirt featuring the incredible cover art by JXRXKX, poster with photography by Amber Mannon, and an enamel pin by bassist Dominic Davi are also available in different combinations… and of course you can just get the record on LP or CD right here: https://alternativetentacles.com/shop/.
With the long-awaited third full-length release, ‘The Spine That Binds,’ Tsunami Bomb have proven that this latest chapter of the band not only embraces their signature style of aggressive pop-punk supplemented by a touch of darkness but has taken it even further.
Honing their skills of melody while being more in-your-face and more aggressive than ever, they conjure a dark journey of discovery with each track. Originally formed in 1998, and disbanding after many member changes in 2005, TSUNAMI BOMB reformed at the end of 2015.
This new release finds the quintet brought to life with the return of founders Dominic Davi (bass/backing vocals), Oobliette Sparks (keyboards/co-lead vocals), and Gabriel Lindeman (drums). Joined by Kate Jacobi (lead vocals) and Andrew Pohl (guitars/backing vocals), they combine their skills to create a sound that effortlessly mixes dark musings on the search to find one’s place in an increasingly uncaring world, into unforgettable anthems, calling on you to get up and sing-a-long.
November 2nd – The Fest 18 at the Wooly Club Show in Gainesville, FL
November 22nd – Headlining Day 1 of Alternative Tentacles Fest at Cornerstone in Berkeley, CA. Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Alternative Tentacles and Album Release Show
(Day 1 is Tsunami Bomb, ArnoCorps, and Jello Biafra DJing/hosting and more TBA. Day 2 is Itchy-O and Victim’s Family with Jello Biafra DJing and hosting)