Vienna, AT – Austrian punk rockers DeeCRACKS have released their video for “We Can’t Help It,” the first single from their upcoming album Serious Issues which comes out March 12th on Pirates Press Records.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “WE CAN’T HELP IT”
“The song’s basically about life and love. How we can direct ourselves in a certain direction. Make things better or worse for us every day. But we can’t help to fall in love with someone. It just happens,” says lead singer Matt DeeCRACK.
Serious Issues is the follow-up record to the band’s 2017 LP, Sonic Delusions. The band toured relentlessly around the world in support of the album including a month-long European tour with the legendary CJ Ramone.
Although these hard-working fellas won’t be able to hit the road amidst the pandemic, they have not lost their DIY spirit and pension for staying active. Instead, the band has refocused their energy and will be releasing multiple music videos and live studio sessions over the next few months to promote the record.
Make no mistake about it, DeeCRACKS will be on the road as soon as the pandemic is over so we can safely enjoy these new tunes live!
Today Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers share the music video for the song “Strangers Forever,” a track off the band’s forthcoming recordHello Exile
out October 4 via Epitaph. The track is a searing tribute to parting
ways, backing their spiky guitars with brilliantly barbed lyrics.
“Lyrically, the song is inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, ‘Anna
Karenina’. In it, the character Darya Alexandrovna learns of her
husband’s infidelity and declares: ‘Even if we remain in the same house,
we are strangers — strangers forever!’” explains vocalist Greg Barnett. “The idea of becoming a stranger to someone you so
intimately know stuck with me and became the overarching narrative to this song.”
ALKALINE TRIO SHARE TITLE TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM ‘IS THIS THING CURSED?’
BAND’S FIRST STUDIO RECORD IN 5 YEARS DUE OUT AUGUST 31
TOUR BEGINS TONIGHT IN ST. LOUIS
Legendary Chicago punk band Alkaline Trio have released the title track from their forthcoming album Is This Thing Cursed? The ninth studio album from Alkaline Trio, Is This Thing Cursed? is their first new music in five years.
Watch the lyric video for “Is This Thing Cursed?” by Alkaline Trio:
With its soaring vocals and furious intensity, “Is This Thing Cursed?” is the second single to be released from Is This Thing Cursed? Last month Alkaline Trio shared a song called “Blackbird,” which SPIN hailed as a “glossy, pristine pop-punk record that’s anthemic and a bit catchy in its breezy melodies.”
Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), Is This Thing Cursed? is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of Maybe I’ll Catch Fire—Alkaline Trio’s darkly charged sophomore full-length, a 2000 release featuring the fan favorite “Radio.”
Due out on CD/digital on August 31, Is This Thing Cursed? will be released on vinyl on October 19. Pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com
TRACKLIST FOR IS THIS THING CURSED?:
1. Is This Thing Cursed?
3. Demon and Division
4. Little Help?
5. I Can’t Believe
6. Sweet Vampires
7. Pale Blue Ribbon
8. Goodbye Fire Island
10. Heart Attacks
11. Worn So Thin
12. Throw Me To The Lions
On Friday, Alkaline Trio kicked off their recently announced headlining U.S. tour. The 29-date run wraps up on October 18 in Santa Cruz, California, with Together PANGEA supporting the band for all dates.
This runs a bit outside the vein of my normal posts, and I’m not entirely sure what to make of this, but it is compelling in a way. I figure there’s always room at the table for things I’m not accustomed to.
Have a look/listen and decide for yourself.
Sordid pop punk artist Krista Papista has just released the visuals for her new single, taking aim at a culture steeped in patriarchal archaism.
The track is the lead single and title-track from her forthcoming, self-produced album which will be released this September. Whilst building up to the release Krista has built a solid social following and caught the attention of i-D, Crack, Wonderland and The Line of Best Fit.
Underground British band rock WEAK13 shocked many of their supporters due to a surprise collaboration with top Birmingham hip hop artist FONZi NeuTRON. A music video for a song titled “Frequency” emerged on the official Facebook and YouTube channel for rapper FONZi NeuTRON which reveals WEAK13 frontman & guitarist Nick J Townsend and Bassist Wesley Smith performing with him. The song which has a very underground 90’s feel has already gone down well with hip hop audiences and this seems to confirm that WEAK13 have no plans on staying quiet whilst they write the follow up to their well recieved debut album ‘They Live’ .
Earlier this year WEAK13 surprised their audiences again by revealing a love for British band Depeche Mode after releasing the Halo single; a rock fueled cover of the classic tune which first appeared on the 1990 Violater album. The single which is now available in Europe, Asia and the UK on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes sparked much debate on the internet with fans from both camps argueing with each other. Whilst some Depeche Mode fans appreciated how WEAK13 had made Halo “their own song” as it was recorded in their style whilst simultaneously saluting the original; others objected to the heavier take on it. WEAK13 themselves of course were happy with the controversy caused by their version of the tune.
WEAK13 are still writing and recording their second album but many fans are enjoying the surprise cover releases and collaborations that are emerging whilst they await it. Rumours are circulating of future cover versions by WEAK13 of established songs. For more info on WEAK13 go to weak13official.com
Debut Album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice
Released 8th December 2017 via Till Deaf Do Us Party RecordsPre-order Now: http://tinyurl.com/fraudsalbum
Croydon based duo FRAUDS are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Sandwiches’, the latest track to be taken from their debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juiceset for release on Till Deaf Do Us Party Records on 8th December 2017.
Directed by visual artist David Sagberg, who also worked on the band’s video for ‘Suck Jobs’ video and a recent project for London rockers Vodun, the video was shot in the communal garden of a group of warehouses near Seven Sisters – politically outspoken as ever, the video sees the pair taking on the roles of a privileged fox and an downtrodden pigeon, in a short story about societal division.
Commenting on the track, the band said: “The song is a metaphor for and commentary on the divide and misunderstanding we seem to have grown accustomed to, a new world where empathy is a weakness and charity a waste of our resources.”
Available to preorder now on limited edition 12” vinyl, each copy of the debut album is a genuine one-off, coming with an individual instax photograph of Frauds, personally taken and hand-fixed onto each cover by the band. This run is never to be repressed with this artwork on reclaimed vinyl format, so every single record is completely unique.
Rapidly making their way around the circuit in London and beyond with the likes of Jamie Lenman and Future of The Left, they’ve also played with some of the underground’s most exciting names including Idles, Life, HMLTD, Tigercub, St Pierre Snake Invasion, Demob Happy, Kagoule, USA Nails, Slaves, Blacklisters, Queen Kwong, Youth Man and God Damn.
Turning heads and taking names at the likes of The Independent, Loud & Quiet, NME and The Needle Drop with their own particular brand of ear-battering, eye-gouging visceral punk n’ roll, this two piece have reignited a creative fire that’s burning more intensely than ever.
It’s angry, but it’s fun. It’s satirical, but it’s ridiculous. The only thing you can be sure about is that they’re heavy as fuck and they’re not gonna take it anymore.
Frauds’ debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice is released 8thDecember 2017 via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records
See FRAUDS live:
02.12.17 – Mother’s Ruin – Bristol (10 Year Anniversary Show)
07.12.17 – The Waiting Room – London (album release show)
20.01.18 – The Green Door Store – Brighton (Gruesome Twosomes All-dayer)