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(new single) Burnt Tapes release new track Greek Wood

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At the tail end of 2019 the Burnt Tapes returned back to the Ranch production house with producer Daly George (Creeper, Milk Teeth, Boston Manor, Darko) to record a couple of new tracks to bookend their debut album, ‘Never Better’.

A year after the album release, they present their first single ‘Greek Wood’. The track sees the band return on top form, by delivering the listener a healthy dose of what Burnt Tapes do best: Melodic punk rock with lyrics of regret.

Vocalist/Guitarist Pan says ”’Greek Wood’ is a coming of age song in all the wrong ways, lost youth, lost love, lost time. It is not a penis metaphor, although it could be if you want it to be.”

The track is released digitally today, March 27th via Wiretap Records in the US and Lockjaw Records in the EU/UK.

The band had to put various tour plans on hold whilst we all keep safe and sort out this COVID-19 problem, but expect them to return to the road as soon as possible.

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Burnt Tapes are known for creating their own unique brand of melodic punk-rock: ‘regret punk’. Inspired by emotive heavy-hitters like Iron Chic, Hot Water Music and The Lawrence Arms, Burnt Tapes create stories through gruff vocals, layered melodies and tattoo-worthy lyrical twists.

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Burnt Tapes are:

Pan T – Guitar / Vocals
Phil G – Guitar / Vocals
Tone – Bass / Vocals
Jordan Hall – Drums

(new single-punk) New Western Addiction song is out! Album soon!

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Pre-orders here

Western Addiction refuse to be confined to any preexisting genres. Their sound hop-scotches between blistering hard-core, cryptic lyrics, and an anxiety cyclone of moody rhythms. It is precisely these emotional juxtapositions that make their band so unique. Today, we’re thrilled to divert your attention to their lead single, “They Burned Our Paintings,” streaming via YouTube, Spotify, or anywhere that you get your digital fix. The track is lifted from their third full-length, Frail Bray, out May 15th, and is available for pre-order.

Working for the first time with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock, Gouge Away), Western Addiction tracked Frail Bray live to tape—another first for them—at the Atomic Garden in Oakland in late 2019. Guest musicians feature Darius Koski (Swingin’ Utters) on viola, violin, piano, tambourine, and backup vocals on their track, “Wildflowers of Italy.” Another FAT family guest appearance is the powerhouse, Brenna Red, from The Last Gang! Brenna provides backup vocals for “The Leopard and the Juniper,” “Frail Bray,” and “Rose’s Hammer II.”

Vocalist Jason Hall expounds on their latest effort below:

With a cosmic shot of pure irony, our new record, Frail Bray, is about…hope. It’s easy to be terrible. It’s hard to be thoughtful, hopeful, and kind. Let’s try. The first single, “They Burned Our Paintings,” is about degenerate art in the 1920s and 30s.

(new single-melodic hardcore) Forgive released first single with Krod Records!

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This single is taken from their upcoming debut album “Mirrors” set to be released on 22nd May 2020 on smoked green vinyl & digital on Krod Records, K-Nardage Asso, Noway Asso & APB Records.

Creating friendship between long time buddies, Forgive expresses Hardcore at its purest and most melodic.

Viscerally rock riffs that are intertwined with rage and the authenticity of punk-hardcore. Somewhat distinct horizons, which have produced an album that is rich and faithful to its origins.

The band arrives with their first debut album Mirrors, subtle and respectful of the energy they share live.

Greek emotive punks, Hoi-Poi, release new single and announce new album

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Hoi-Poi, emotive punk/post hardcore band from Thessaloniki, GR (FFO: Title Fight, Hot Water Music, Sunny Day Real Estate), have just released their new single “Chief End”, taken from their upcoming album “Sain’t Adorable” that comes out on the 3rd of April 2020 via Nasty Cut Records. The song’s lyrics are about the sudden appearance of self-doubt in the shape of an apparition and the music perfectly reflects the album’s overall sound, in which keyboards and synths are in harmony with a mixture of raw post-hardcore riffage. “Chief End” is available on all streaming platforms, while the album will be available digitally as well as on vinyl, CD and cassette (available for pre-order on the band’s Bandcamp page).

Hoi-Poi is a four piece post-hardcore/emotive punk outfit from Thessaloniki, Greece. The band started off in early 2011 as a cover band trio and in August 2013 they released their first original EP, entitled “Powerhouse Dynamics”. After a streak of live shows, during the winter of 2015 they released their demo, Happen. After 9 months of independently recording, mixing and mastering their debut album titled “Forever Knows Best” at their DIY studio, they released it in December 2016. Two years later, in March 2018, the band released their latest mini album, “Dread and Vision”. During 2019, Hoi-Poi recorded their upcoming album, “Sain’t Adorable”, which was recorder and mixed by Jacopo Fokas (Despite Everything) at Villa Giuseppe Recordings in Athens and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in the US. The album will be released in April 2020 and it will be followed by an extended Greek tour with Forever Unclean (DK) and an EU tour in May. 

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Hotel Murder released new single!

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Hotel Murder were already featured on the pages of our zine with their great music. This time they released new single called Need A Change. This is the second single from the forthcoming e.p.

The concept behind this song and art is of a serial killer on a late night drug and alcohol fueled bender fighting the urge to kill again, who winds up getting killed in the end by his own drug dealer.

 

https://hotelmurder.bandcamp.com/track/need-a-change

Discography:

Wide Awake EP – Released February 2018

Ripper EP – Released August 2018

“Hotel Murder” single Released October 31, 2019

“Need a Change” single Released March 4, 2020

 

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 Bandcamp Page:https://hotelmurder.bandcamp.com

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Live Footage – Two Bats in Flight

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Pop-punks Sean Nolan and The Heartmakers unveil their single Or, the Whale!

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Formed in 2015 by Sean Nolan (vocals, guitar), Sean Nolan and The Heartmakers is Chris Cross (vocals, lead guitar), Kyle Nolan (synthesizers, keyboards), Matt Bayer (bass), and Kenny Duclos (drums).
Since their conception, they’ve played countless shows throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, released two records… And have recently wrapped up their forthcoming record, “The Machineries of Joy”, set to be released on May 13th 2020.
On their new single “Or, the Whale”, Sean (vocals / guitar) comments: “It’s a song I wrote inspired by the themes present in Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick. Whatever we pursue, whether it be a relationship, a career, starting a band, it can be deeply frustrating.
Sometimes, we blame ourselves for the failures that come along the way or we look for reasons as to why something didn’t work out. But ultimately, it’s the journey that matters most, the pursuit. It’s also important to try and find what motivates us. If we’re constantly striving, unhappy with where we are because we haven’t arrived, we’ll never catch that white whale.

Mark & The Wolves announce “Lost For Words” EP, reveal new song “Sheep and Shepherds”

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Quebecois Skatepunks Mark & The Wolves have announced that they’ve joined Thousand Islands Records with plans of releasing a new EP called “Lost For Words”. Available in digital and CD formats, the 6-track album is due out May 8th and will serve as a follow up to the band’s debut album “Brothers of Sound”, self-released in 2016.

Pre-orders are available HERE, where a new single “Sheep and Shepherds” can also be streamed.

The band will be celebrating the release and their 10th anniversary with a show in La Baie, QC on release day. Details HERE.

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Tracklist:

Against The Wind

Singularity

Sheep & Shepherds

Revolt

A Matter of Time

Dear Thomas L

Mark & The Wolves: Facebook

Thousand Islands Records : Website