"Before Deafheaven’sSunbather ended up in iPhone ads, another rose-colored metal album crossed over in surprising and significant ways. Ten years ago, Boris released Pink — a wild and stunning amalgamation of the Japanese trio’s previous decade — to U.S. audiences. Pink was prescient in how metal would rethink what it meant to be heavy, with metallic shoegaze butting up against feedback-sick drone and glittery punk. But Pink was mostly just a ruthless rock ‘n’ roll record, banging on MC5’s hard blues and revving High Rise’s motorcycle-guitar with catchy hooks and flashy guitar solos." - Lars Gotrich, NPR Music
"To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their excellent album Pink, Japanese metal band Boris are reissuing a deluxe edition of the LP. It will come with a bonus album of previously unreleased songs that were recorded at the same time as Pink." - Pitchfork
BorisPink (Deluxe Edition) is out now. The deluxe version comes with custom packaging in both 3xLP and 2xCD formats, as well as “Forbidden Songs”, a full album’s worth of previously unreleased material. Boris will be touring North America and playing Pink in its entirety. Earth will join them for all US dates.
C.R. and the Degenerates is the product of NJ singer/songwriter Chris Gennone recording with producer/engineer/drummer Max Rauch (LKFFCT, NGHTCRWLRS) and collaborating with Keith Williams (LKFFCT, Ice Giant). Gennone has been recording music for years, playing in several renowned local bands, all the while making solo records under his own name. With his debut album Salt of the Earth as C.R. and the Degenerates, Gennone really comes in to his own as a songwriter. Songs like “Western Upholstery Supply” and “Edge of Hell, Kansas City” explore themes of working class escapism that Bruce Springsteen built his career on to music that recalls Neil Young in his prime with a heavy dose of punk rock. Of course this music isn’t any kind of retread, instead blurring these classic rock sounds with a modern psychedelia, bringing to mind the War on Drugs, Kurt Vile and Jason Molina’s Songs: Ohia albums in the process.
RIYL: War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Eric Bachmann
TRY: #5, 1, 4, 7
Southern California punk rock veterans Guttermouth have officially released their Got It Made EP through Rude Records and Bird Attack Records.
With their first new material in ten years, Guttermouth has added a new chapter to their legacy as one of punk rock's seminal acts. Known for their short, fast and loud songs, outrageous antics and offensive lyrics, Guttermouth has attracted plenty controversy over the years. In other words - They are punk rock as it's meant to be.
Formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1988, Guttermouth was heavily influenced by the Southern California punk rock scenes of the 1980s which spawned bands such as the Adolescents, The Vandals, Social Distortion, Fear, Descendents, Angry Samoans, Bad Religion and Black Flag.
The band took these influences and developed their own style of fast, punk tempos with humorously sarcastic and offensive lyrics coupled with equally outrageous and offensive behavior, developing a reputation for chaotic live shows.
Mild In the Streets is a collection of songs from Fat Wreck Chords artists who trade in their blaring amps and distortion pedals for acoustic guitars and orchestral arrangements. You see, it’s not always about smashing the state. Sometimes the state needs to be gently dismantled. Mild In the Streets does just that with an all-star collection of punkers (Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Lagwagon, and more) swapping out their aggressive sound for a more subdued tone. Made up of reimagined versions of popular punk classics as well as tracks originally written in the acoustic vein, Mild In the Streets boasts 17 soulful songs including 5 previously unreleased ones. It all culminates in an impressive rendition of the 18 minute NOFX epic "The Decline" performed by a full orchestra. This comp is just what the doctor ordered for Fat fans to get in touch with their mild side.
1. Under the Garden – Tony Sly (No Use for a Name)
2. Fruitless Fortunes – Swingin’ Utters
3. Everything Is Beautiful – Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) *
4. Heroinsomnia – Sam Sadowski (Closet Fiends)
5. Care of Me – Morning Glory
6. Guts ‘n’ Teeth – Old Man Markley
7. 1 Trillion Dollars - Anti-Flag
8. State Is Burning – Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID) *
9. Continental – Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) *
10. Musée Mécanique – Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers)
11. This One’s for Johnny – Get Dead
12. We’re Not in Love Anymore – Joey Cape (Lagwagon)
13. Hurtlin’ – American Steel
14. Joy – Against Me!
15. Seven Hours – Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) *
16. Xanadu – Uke Hunt (Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) *
17. NOFX’s The Decline (A Punk Rock Symphony) – Baz and His Orchestra
* = Previously Unreleased
DIRECT HIT isn't a punk band so much as a collection of pureed grey matter. But this summer – with the help of Fat Wreck Chords – the Milwaukee-based group will make those mushy brains useful by releasing Wasted Mind: a 12-track concept album inspired by the warped sensibilities of such savage works as Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Thompson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
Produced by All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty, Wasted Mind follows a cast of drug-addled, medicated and insane characters who check in and out of reality with reckless abandon. Musically it delivers on everything DIRECT HIT fans have come to expect: clever lyrical content, catchy hook-laden riffs, and driving pop-punk anthems. From “Forced to Sleep” to “Promised Land” to “Artificial Confidence,” the massive polished sound of Wasted Mind begs to be sung/screamed along with. An April tour supporting NOFX and relentless dates to follow throughout 2016 will give fans a chance to do just that.
Of course, DIRECT HIT doesn’t limit their mind altering output to albums and live shows; their creativity runs into the realm of video as well (they’ve got 15 videos to their credit after only two albums!!). As part of the concept of Wasted Mind the band are filming 3 videos to be released leading up to and after the album’s release.
Clean edits were sent to radio and are available on the downloads page below!
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