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Release Date: 6/7/2022                                                             

Format: Digital (Buy the shit outta this so we can get a vinyl release)

Location: Montréal, QC, CAN

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • EJ Lang – singer and guitar
  • Will – guitar and back vocals
  • Pat – Bass guitar and back vocals
  • Gab – drummer

Favorite Tracks: King Of Sh*t

Sounds Like: Skudfux, Op Ivy, Abolitionist, NOFX, Face To Face, Bouncing Souls, and Bad Religion


Big news from our favorite lads in Jerkswitch today. They dropped their new single, “King Of Sh*t” on all major music platforms. This is yet another killer song. I personally cannot wait for another EP or album. We have headlined them many times here at CPRA like, here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/tag/jerkswitch/. If you still haven’t listened to BUFO you’re missing out on one of my favorite albums of all time.

Per lead singer EJ Lang, “”King Of Sh*t” is a poison apple. It is a song about accepting that the attraction I have to self destruction is a part of who I am and that the pain it inevitably inflicts somehow soothes me.” I for one love this single!

EJ Lang – Jerkswitch

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Release Date: May 6, 2022                

Format: Digital and Physical (Get the vinyl)

Label: Pirate Press Records

Location: 

  • Seattle

Producer: Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, The Bouncing Souls

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Aaron Rev (vocals/guitar), 
  • Andy Wyle (bass/vocals), 
  • Jonny Wade (guitar), 
  • Jake Margolis (drums)

Favorite Tracks: Live Like Yer Dyin, Lunatics, The Working Dead, She’s The Knife, Look What We’ve Become, and Tokyo Red Alert

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Sounds Like: The Briggs, Buzzcocks, Cocksparrer, STLF, The Tossers, NOISE, Transplants, Dead Boys, and Dropkick Murphys


CPRA Faves, The Drowns have announced a massive US and European tour kicking off June 8, 2022 at the Ivy Room in Albany, California. In addition they released their new EP, “Lunatics“. The Drowns are no strangers to CPRA. We loved their last album, “Under Tension” and prior record, “View From Bottom“. A few years back they signed on with Pirates Press Records. Seriously go look at the killer bands on the label here, https://shop.piratespressrecords.com/. So, let’s dive into the new EP!

The first track on the EP is “Live Like Yer Dyin”. This song for me was a total and complete surprise. I was expecting OI and got some amazing rockabilly influenced rock ‘n’ roll. The first thought that came to my mind for some strange reason was the below scene from Rocky Horror Picture Show. I know this really isn’t a good comparison, but it made me remember some fun times from my youth. Great music should always invoke a deep personal connection. I dare you not to sing along with “Live Like Yer Dyin”. The video also reminded me of Denis Leary in House Of Pain’s, Shamrocks & Shenanigans.

The second track is “Lunatics”. Fans of bands like The Buzzcocks, STLF, and The Jam will absolutely love this track. Per the band, “Lunatics is a commentary on how the epidemic of homelessness in the United States is viewed by the general public and how a large number of Americans have a severe lack of empathy towards those in tougher situations than their own,” says front man and guitarist Aaron Rev.”

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Downtown Denver like many other cities is currently has an extremely high homeless population. There are tents on the side of highways, and camps saddling drainage ditches. Many suffer from untreated mental illness and substance abuse addiction. The rich seem to burn rubber to get away afraid they may have to give a stranger one of their precious dollars. Unfortunately, until the government wants to focus on helping them nothing will change.

The third track up is “The Working Dead”. How many times have you raced to beat that red light to get to work on time? American society is changed to their desks, and phones hoping the paychecks keep rolling in. What happens if you get sick? The government and your employer know you are easily replaceable. The so called, “Great Resignation” hasn’t done enough to keep the money we work hard to achieve. I love this song! Let’s raise a beer and a fist in unity.

The fourth track up is “She’s A Knife”. It’s a personal story from lead singer, Aaron Rev. Per the label, ” “She’s The Knife” is a song Rev wrote for his wife after she got off a 12-hour nursing shift and got cat-called on her way home. There are so many rad women doing amazing things and they are constantly getting harassed by A-holes. For example, my wife gave CPR to a person who was going into cardiac from a fentanyl overdose. After she saved this person’s life. The medic (a man) arrived a said, “Thanks can I get your number?” My wife cut this medic down the size of an ant. We as men need to stop this horrid behavior. If you see it call it out!

The fifth track is another track that was a complete surprise for me, and it’s called, “Look What We’ve Become”. It talks of kids dying at the hands of the people that swore to protect us, homelessness and widespread American poverty. It will make you cry! The harmonies alone on this track should get this record a fricken Grammy! We cannot back down and will go to the protests hand in hand.

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The last track is “Tokyo Red Alert”. This rad song is about when the band got stuck in Japan during Typhoon Hagibis. Can you imagine being a world away from home during such a chaotic event? I love everything about this track. It’s rad the band can take these interesting events like this and make a killer song. Upon record release day the band also announced a huge US and European tour. They are playing Denver on 6/20/2022 with No Bueno and Red Stinger! Get your tickets here, tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/394020. See tour poster for dates and times below.

In conclusion, the Drowns new EP, “Lunatics” is in one word, “Killer”. They continue to produce music that produces raw emotion, and makes you wanna bust the pit wide open. The Drowns are on the rise. Oh did you notice they’re also playing Rebellion fest? So congrats to the Drowns on their new unbelievable good record!

“Cling to your bible and your wallet too
Avert your eyes and try to muscle through
Cry about how hard it was for you
To sip your overpriced caffeine
Near the casualties of the American dream
You’re so obscene”

The Drowns – “Lunatics”

Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Live Like Yer Dyin
  2. Lunatics
  3. The Working Dead
  4. She’s the Knife
  5. Look What We’ve Become
  6. Tokyo Red Alert

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Dying Scene’s first Resurrection show was a huge success. It had the perfect venue (Ratio Beerworks) at Overland, amazing drinks, and a great lineup. The show was actually inside the Brew Room. Upon arrival, I was like where is this show going to be? I didn’t see a stage, sound gear, nothing. It was when the venue opened the doors to the Brew Room. I realized the show would be there. That place is so cool! I always remember the venue where my favorite shows have occurred. I was also greeted by doggos all over the venue!

Pic by Anarchpunk for Dying Scene and CPRA

Denver’s All Waffle Trick had some members unable to make the show. So lead singer and guitarist Jeff Giles played a banger acoustic set. He played some All Waffle Trick songs and a few covers. Could Giles be the next Frank Turner? YES. All Waffle Trick has become a punk rock staple here in Denver. You can catch them at their next show at the Whiskey Gym on 06/25/2022! After that I checked out some new Dying Scene merch to help raise them some funds!

We all know, building a website is extremely expensive. Dying Scene lost their website awhile back and was forced to rebuild from scratch. So you should go drop them a few bucks to help them get back on their feet! I also had some time to check out Ratio’s Beer Menu and was surprised to see such a varied selection. I personally suggest you try the Domestica IPA. It’s delicious and great for those of us whom prefer ales. Soon the next band, Gunpoint Alibi, was ready to take the stage.

Pic by Anarchpunk for Dying Scene and CPRA

Gunpoint Alibi, was formed over the last few years and totally new to this writer. Their sound mixes emo, pop punk, and riot grrrl. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had never seen them live before. They formed around Covid, and sadly I lost them like many other bands during quarantine. They are a blast to watch,, and now I’m playing their songs on repeat.

The next Denver based band was pop punks, The Loser’s Club. Again, I should mention I slept on both Gunpoint Alibi and The Loser’s Club. Covid sucked! I was totally blown away by them. They knew how to play to the crowd. This band may only be in their early 20s, but look like they’ve been doing it for years. Now, everyone knows Skabones is not the biggest fan of pop punk, but I absolutely love The Loser’s Club.

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Denver’s Younger Than Neil played a stellar performance! They are by far one of my favorite local skapunk bands. The trumpet was blaring, the drums pounding, and the circle pit was flowing! I actually haven’t seen them in a few years, and it was very refreshing. So to sum it all up, if you didn’t attend the Dying Scene Resurrection Show you missed a rad show. Be sure not to sleep on these bands Gunpoint Alibi and the Loser’s Club.  Oh, and don’t forget to follow Dying Scene. The CPRA Podcast will be appearing on their website! You can donate to Dying Scene Via the QR code below.

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Release date: March 1, 2022

Format : Digital

Location: Pueblo, Colorado

Favorite Tracks: Rudest Gun In The West, The Heat And The Pressure, Shotgun, Ludlow, Away From Me, All In, Rockin’ On Time, 

Sounds Like:  The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Symarip, The Pilfers, Toots & The Maytals, The Dendrites, and The Skatalites


It’s a great day here on the CPRA news desk. The Pueblo based gunslingers, Last Reel Hero have released their brand-new album, “Back To The Sun”. It’s been a couple of years since their last release. So, we are very excited for some new music from LRH. You can read our thoughts on that one here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2018/10/12/last-reel-hero-s-t/. So, let’s dig into “Back To The Sun”. In case you didn’t read the link above. The band gets their name from a line in the movie, “The Harder They Come”. 

The record starts with, “Rudest Gun In The West”. It’s mellow and a perfect introduction. “The Heat And The Pressure” is next and you can feel the tempo rising. It’s fast with that familiar “Pick It Up”, beat. The horns and gang vocals are awesome. The guitar riffs are unexpected but add that killer ska punk sound. If you haven’t started dancing by now, you my friend have no soul. The next track is “Shotgun”. Check out the rad video below.

“Shotgun: is a callback to simpler times, when life was easy. The next song is, “Ludlow Mine”. It’s a tribute to the workers at the Ludlow Massacre. “The Ludlow Massacre was a watershed moment in American labor relations. Socialist historian Howard Zinn described it as “the culminating act of perhaps the most violent struggle between corporate power and laboring men in American history”.[9] This a wonderful track. 

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“Away From Me”, is next up and speeds the tempo back up. That rad ska punk sound returns. This track is about unity and reclamation. The bass, guitar, drums are amazing. “Back To The Sun”, returns to the western theme. It feels a bit on the northern soul side, but uniquely American in story. It’s about not giving up, no matter the stakes. “All In” comes in with a vengeance. The ska punk is strong on this track. I can’t help but tap my toe. 

“Rockin’ On Time” is the next track on the list. It continues a rad Jamaican beat. I can see this track getting mixed with several other songs from the genre. DJ’s will love this track. “One Fine Day” is about reuniting with friends and loved ones. Be sure to check out the video below. It speaks of hope during times of darkness. 

“Looting And Shooting”, brings us to the end of the line. The horns have an old west Spanish feel to them. While the organ fits in perfectly adding a perfection of ambiance. Now I am not sure if this song is about Miami Police Chief Walter Headley. He was the first person to use the phrase “Looting and Shooting” in a press conference on December 26, 1967. “Headly announced that six three-man teams of officers equipped with “shotguns and dogs” would respond to the “young hoodlums” from “Negro districts” in Miami with lethal force[1][11] and stated “his men have been told that any force, up to and including death, is proper when apprehending a felon”.[12]” Source wikipedia.

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It terrifies me to think that this intolerable act of racism still existed in the United States less than 100 years ago. Sadly, racism will never go away. The only thing we can do is prevent it from continuing. Now this track could also have a way simpler meaning within the storyline and the LRH universe. I of course always read a bit too much into music, but that’s me. 

So how is Last Reel Hero’s “Back To The Sun”? This record is a must have for any ska lover, any lover of Colorado, and anyone who enjoys well written music. I will be adding this record to my nominees for best local album of 2022. I am really hoping we get a vinyl release sometime soon. Until then my friends, you can listen and purchase here, https://lastreelhero.bandcamp.com/

Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Rudest Gun In The West 
  2. The Heat And The Pressure
  3. Shotgun
  4. Ludlow Mine 
  5. Away From Me
  6. Back To The Sun
  7. All In
  8. Rockin’ On Time
  9. One Fine Day
  10. Looting And Shooting

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Release Date: February 19, 2022

Format: Digital

Location: Parker, Colorado

Favorite Tracks: Bread, Mama’s Skinhead, I’m Not Joe Nazi, Out Of Beer, I’m Rowed Out, In the Gutter, and Fighting With My Baby

Sounds Like: Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Subhumans, The Damned, Bad Brains, Noogy, and The Germs


So my first question about Undissassembled are they really the Young Ones in disguise?

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Is Undissassembled really a reincarnation of the Young Ones? The reason I pose this question is their new album, “So Assembled”?” reeks of tongue in cheek humor, hormonal rage, and all sorts of questions about life itself. It’s also a rad throwback to punk’s simpler times. The lyrics are simple, the beat fast. There’s no sad bois on this record. Some of my favorite tracks are, “Bread”, “Mama’s Skinhead”, “I’m Not Joe Nazi”, “Out Of Beer”, “In The Gutter” and “I’m Rowed Out”.  

When I say Undissassembled is definitely one of Denver’s best and upcoming bands to watch. Do it, so you can say you saw them before everybody else. Or wait for your grandma to buy you a copy of their CD. “So Assembled?” is getting my nomination for the best Colorado release of 2022.

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Track List

  • So… Assembled?
  • Bread
  • Mama’s Skinhead
  • I’m Not Joe Nazi
  • Out Of Beer
  • I’m Rowed Out
  • Fighting With My Baby
  • I Don’t Wanna Take Out The Trash
  • Oceans
  • In The Gutter
  • 3 August 2
  • My New Car
  • Just Last Week
  • Quitter See, Quitter Do
  • For The Fans
  • Sussy Simon

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Release Date: January 4, 2022                

Format: Digital

Location: Cocoa Beach, FL

Favorite Tracks: Everyone Else, Deja Vu, Pogo Pup, Taking Tea With Demons, Bored Meeting, Follow Me (Uncle Kracker Cover), Married Not Buried, and Cocoa Blues

Sounds Like: Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sorry Sweetheart, Leftover Crack, Voodoo Glow Skulls and The Flaming Tsunamis, Skank N Pickle, and The Aqua Bats


From the band that brought you amazing hits like “Aaron’s On Heroin”, “Kyle’s In The Attic Again”, and “Jim Jones Slumber Party” here comes People Corrupting People (AKA PCP) latest release, “Love Bug”. “Love Bug”, although part of the Animal Cornicles has a different more experimental feel to it. Some bands tend to stick to their old habits and change nothing. This can lead some fans to steer clear and seek out other bands for the same type of music. Ska and Ska punk are notorious for producing the same “Pick It Up Beat” over and over again. Don’t get me wrong I love that beat, but sometimes I need a new and different sound.

“Love Bug”, brings the funk, the punk, and new sounds to an already fantastic PCP discography. Some of my favorite tracks are “Everyone Else”, “Deja Vu”, “Pogo Pup”, “Taking Tea With Demons”, “Bored Meeting”, “Follow Me” (Uncle Kracker Cover), “Married Not Buried”, and “Cocoa Blues”. Recent controversy this past August has put PCP into the CPRA national news feed. The local authorities found no harm; however the local Karen’s were very disturbed. It tuns out some of the skaters at the local park are way rad, but their mom’s are not.

So go checkout PCP’s new album “Love Bug” and download for FREE here, http://pcpsux.com/

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Track List (Per PCPSux.com)

You Call It Breaking Up, I Call It Static
Everyone Else
Deja Vu
Bella + Blake
Pogo Pup
Taking Tea with Demons
Lost, Yet Found
Stuck In The Shade
Bored Meeting
Supernova Smile
Follow Me
Follow You Into the Dark
Married, Not Buried!
Cocoa Blues

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Release Date: 02/11/2022                                                   

Format: Digital 

Location: Denver, CO

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

-Guitar & Vocals: Jeff Giles
-Bass: Natalie McFall
-Drums: Alex Mark

Per Bandcamp

-Recorded by Kyle Tilev
-Mixed and Masterd by Chris Fogal
-Artwork by Max Ratkai

Favorite Tracks: Spaceship

Sounds Like: Madaline, Buck-O-Nine, RBF, Goldfinger, MMB, Younger Than Neil, The Holophonics, Deals Gone Bad, Bouncing Souls, Zebrahead, Kill Lincoln, Unwritten Law


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It’s a rad day here at CPRA as Denver’s All Waffle Trick released their new single for “Spaceship” just last week! I wanted to know a bit more about this awesome track so I reached out to the band for comment. Per Jeff Giles, “From the first time I watched A New Hope, I knew I wanted nothing more than to get to this place. This place where this magic of space wizards living inside a western and across the stars.” Per drummer Alex “Curly” Mark, “Star Wars has always made me feel like THAT galaxy isn’t quite so far as it seems”.

With Star Wars Day quickly approaching on May 4, 2022 will we get more tracks from All Waffle Trick? Now that would be rad. In the meantime check out the new single here, https://allwaffletrick.bandcamp.com/.

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Spaceship

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Release Date: January 4, 2022                

Format: Digital and Physical 

Location: Denver

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • James – Lead Vocals, Guitar 
  • Eric – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Daub – Bass, Vocals
  • Don-John – Drums, Math

Favorite Tracks: Just A Dream, Toxic Mirror, Snowball, Frontiers Of The Wasteland, Trains, Lies, Searching, Suicide Note, and The Past is Torched

Sounds Like: The Briggs, The Drowns, Buzzcocks, Good Riddance, Stiff Little Fingers, and Face To Face and Get Dead


Denver based punk rock band One Time Crime released their new record “Kill The Lights on January 4, 2022. It’s been almost 5 years since their last release, “The Finale E.P.”. A whole lot has changed since 2017. The world has pretty much gone to as Ozzy Man say’s, “Destination F#cked”. Since then, I find myself needing more things to use as a pick me up, like music, movies, and time with friends. 

We lost an entire year due to Covid and it’s still going! Denver lost some iconic music venues, bars and bands even broke up. So, when I found out One Time Crime dropped a new record. I knew I had to listen immediately. “Kill The Lights” did not disappoint. In fact, it blew my mind. That serotonin I needed was there. It just needed a good healthy trigger. Although the subject matter may be dark. It sparked a fire deep inside me. I love the combination of 90s punk. OI, and modern punk rock. 

(Pic courtesy of the Oner Time Crime website)

Here are some tracks you need to listen to immediately! “Just A Dream” – This track defines my thoughts on 90’s punk. It’s like it was ripped out of a Fat Wreck catalog from 1996, but better. My next favorite track is “Toxic Mirror”. The track goes hardcore off the bat. Hey kids, if you wanna piss off your parent’s play this. “Snowball” is next. This track has almost a metal feel to it. “Trains’ is absolutely a badass track. We all want and need to get away sometimes.  

“Searching” is slower than some of the other tracks, but has some very deep lyrics, and rad work on guitar. This is the kind of track you need to play for the bar. And last, but not least “The Past Is Torched” is about letting go and moving on. The bass and drums are the real stars on this epic track. So what are you waiting for? Go add “Kill The Lights” to your kickass playlist. It’s out now on all major music providers. 

Track List

  1. Just a Dream
  2. Moments
  3. Toxic Mirror
  4. Snowball
  5. Frontiers of the Wasteland
  6. Trains
  7. Lies
  8. Searching
  9. Suicide Note
  10. The Past is Torched

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