Split 7″ by Hardship Anchors (CA) & Death Lottery (FL) – Very Limited Vinyl Release!

Release Date: 6/1/2019 Vinyl Release

Format: Digital out now, Vinyl goes out around 6/1/2019 only 150 will be released!

Label: Freetime Boyz Inc

Location: Death Lottery – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Hardship Anchors – Long Beach, CA

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook) – Death Lottery

  • Johnny // Guitar, vocals
  • Casidy // Bass, vocals
  • Joe Joe // Drums, vocals
  • Jesus // Guitar, vocals

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook) – Hardship Anchors

  • Trevor Lucca – Vocals/Guitars
  • Brett Gillies – Bass
  • Joey Luck – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Cease + Desist, Trespass,  Human Condition, and Fake


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Death Lottery is back once again here at CPRA with Hardship Anchors with a brand new 7” split! Be sure to pick this one up fast! Per Bandcamp: “The Hardship Anchors / Death Lottery Split 7″ (FBI-002) is limited to 150 hand numbered copies. Record release date slated for 6/1/2019 c/o Freetime Boyz Entertainment Worldwide Inc.”. Check out our previous review on Death Lottery here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2018/11/27/death-lottery-ep-ii-7/

We are loving this split!

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Tracklist: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Death Lottery – Cease + Desist
  2. Death Lottery – Trespass
  3. Death Lottery – Wrong Side of the Sun
  4. Hardship Anchors – Human Condition
  5. Hardship Anchors – Fake

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Boston Alt Rocker Vera Kay Release New Singles From EP, “Pink Roses”. In One Word – Compelling

Release Date: April/May 2019
Format: Digital
Label: DIY
Location: Boston, MA
Producer: Aaron Sprinkle and Shannon McArthur
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
Katherine Rufli
Favorite Tracks: Pink Roses, Comatose, and Paradise
Sounds Like: Paramore,  Poor Moxi, The Sounds, Married A Dead Man, and American Pinup


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Here at CPRA we are no strangers to great alternative rock. This might be a website geared toward punk, but we find ourselves constantly dipping our toes into other alternative music outlets. It helps keep us fresh, and we get to listen to some kick ass music. Plus it’s helping us build a massive tour network so when a band visits town. We know right away which bands to book them with.

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Let’s take a step back and get nostalgic. When I was growing up female fronted bands were bursting onto the airwaves. The 90s were filled with great artists like Tori Amos, Garbage, Belly, Natalie Merchant, Veruca Salt and so many more. Ok I’ll admit I kinda liked Hole until I saw them live.  Hole sucks live, be sure to pass up any chance to see them fast! So recently into CPRA comes Vera Kay.

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Vera Kay is set to release their debut EP, “Pink Roses” sometime this spring. Personally I’m actually a bit excited for this one to drop. Let’s check out some tracks. Be sure to listen below in the player. The first track, “Pink Roses” is a powerful relationship anthem. The guitar and drums are killer. Rufli’s vocals are quite astonishing. This ballad has a high chance of landing on the major radio waves.

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“Comatose”, is up next and a bit slower. I’m not sure how this was accomplished. It could be the producers mixing. It’s almost as if there’s a giant orchestra playing in the background. Again some fantastic drums. They remind of some strange, yet primal orgasmic beat. Anyone with a heart can relate to this song.

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“Paradise” is the last of these 3 songs. This song has more of punk almost industrial sound. Think the Pixies with some darker and heavier bass lines. The guitar shreds right into some amazing hooks. The lyrical flow accompanied by the vocals is simply priceless. Seriously somebody get this band up on a label!  

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Time to wrap up this review. These 3 great songs are just a taste of the rest of the EP. I seriously cannot wait for this one to drop. Keep an eye on this band. I have a feeling there may be some great things in store for them. CPRA will be sure to announce the day this EP is available commercially.  

Tracklist: (Depends on what service you stream on)

  1. Pink Roses
  2. Comatose
  3. Paradise

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Lockjaw Records Announces new Lockjaw Coffee and Punk Rock Compilation with Sham Roasters

The Coffee

Lockjaw Records Crew

Per Lockjaw Records, “Lockjaw Coffee is a medium-bodied city/full city roast with zesty hints of citrus,
lemon and almond. We’ve selected a Rainforest Certified bean from the Farallones
region of Colombia. It’s grown without pesticides, fungicides or herbicides at La
Lomida Farm, which also dedicates 40% of its land as a forest reserve and sanctuary
to local fauna.
The coffee comes in a 150g bag with a one-way valve to keep your coffee even
fresher. With your coffee you will receive a private link, allowing you to download our
exclusive Lockjaw Coffee Compilation.”

The Compilation

http://shamcityroasters.com/

The compilation is exclusive to coffee purchasers only!

Per Lockjaw, “Available for digital download, the compilation features tracks from Lockjaw and
Sham City favourites, including Adrenalized, Not On Tour, Fair Do’s, Matilda’s
Scoundrels, Haest, Burnt Tapes, Wolfrik and many more.
Download the compilation for review”

This comp is stacked with some kick ass bands!

I want this coffee NOW and the comp of course!

Links
Lockjaw Records: http://lockjawrecords.co.uk/coffee
Sham City Roasters: shamcityroasters.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lockjawrecords/
Instagram: instagram.com/lockjawrecordsuk
Twitter: twitter.com/lockjawrec

Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets — “Shake Stomp And Stumble”

Format: Anyone who pre-orders the CD or LP will get a signed copy from the band!

Release Date: May 17th, 2019

Label: Primal Beat Records

Location: Fullerton, CA

Production: Album produced and engineered by Paul Miner whose credits include

New Found Glory, C.J. Ramone, Lisa Loeb, Adolescents, Thrice, Agnostic Front

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Greg Antista-
    (of) Joyride, Foxy, Flock Of Goo Goo.
  • -Warren Renfrow-
    (of) Cadillac Tramps, Manic Hispanic, Adolescents, Agent Orange, The Black Diamond Riders.
  • -Jessica Kaczmarek-
    (of) The Busstop Hurricanes, Russell Scott & The Red Hots, Bourbon Jones.
  • -Jorge E. Disguster-
    (of) CoDependents, Mr. Mirainga, Mink Daggers, Disguster.

Tracks and Art: All songs by Greg Antista except “Forever” by Steve Soto

Recorded & Produced by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios, Orange, C

Logo & cover art by Louis Perez III

Favorite Tracks: Shiver, Goodnight Ramona, Forever, Carmelita, and Finally Say Goodbye

Sounds Like: Social Distortion, Reno Divorce, The Dead End, Tiger Army, Stray Cats, and Gamblers Mark.


There’s nothing in this world like some good old-fashioned rockabilly. Just like Brian Setzer’s, “Really Rockabilly” song. I have no idea what exactly is considered rockabilly in this day and age. Hell by now there’s probably even emocore rockabilly. We don’t get a lot of Rockabilly into CPRA. I’ll be the first to say hey, “That’s my review”!   

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The story behind the formation of Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets is intriguing. The band has actually been playing together for many years before forming as the Lonely Streets. Just look up at line up notes above. This band is full of excellent and talented musicians. As you can see here multiple members from various legendary California bands.

The coolest part of this story for me is Greg Antisita’s friendship with Steve Soto. In 1990 Antista joined Soto in Joyride. Joyride released two well-received pop punk albums with Johnny Bravo (1992) and Another Month of Mondays (1994). I played this shit outta of Johnny Bravo back in the 90s.

Forward to 2019, this Socal outfit is ready to release their first new album, “Shake Stomp And Stumble”. CPRA was given exclusive access to preview the new album. Let’s check out some tracks. The first track is “Shiver”. This track is filled with some excellent bass and guitar. Right away your ears are gonna perk up. The lyrics are quite catchy while not relayed in a generic sense. Kaczmarek kills it on guitar.  Did I mention she is endorsed by Gretsch Guitars? How badass is that?

“Goodnight Ramona” is next and by far my favorite track on the list. There is a perfect blend of outlaw country, punk and rock. The drums really draw me in followed by some kick ass vocals by Antista and crew. Grab you a dancing partner and hit the dance floor. Funny thing is for a punk site. I don’t get to say that very often. I love this song, because although it retains an old-fashioned sound, it resonates with anyone leaving a relationship.

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“Nasty Weather”, follows with some great drum work. This song has a very Social D like sound to it with that familiar Socal surf. The lyrical writing on this is fantastic.  

 
“When the stars above are fallin’, and the streets below they offer no hope
It looks like nasty weather, you better find yourself some shelter
And we all go down together”

“U-Haul”, is the next track up. It almost feels like Antista is writing the song directly to me! We’ve all been in that shitty relationship. You get home and the house is empty, or they stole all your stuff. Yet another track with some great lyrics, drums and excellent guitar work.

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“Beat Down And Broken” follows up. Per Greg Antista, “This is the tale of a personal rock bottom that I hit in the years following the demise of Joyride. Although I typically enjoy intertwining reality and fiction when writing lyrics, this one felt like it needed to be literal. For me, the Thunderbird, the city and street shout outs — they, all help the song to ring true. I love this tune. We’ve all been beat down and broken.

 
“One by one the good things they all melt away
Till you find yourself at daybreak in Westminster again
The Thunderbird she’s come to die in this Chevron parking lot
There goes the last friend that I got”

“They Killed Lily Bell” is another one of my favorites. Personally I thought this was a cover of a much older song, but it was written by Antista. I was a huge fan of AMC’s, Hell On Wheels. This song pays tribute to the character Lily Bell. In the show her husband was killed by Indians, and she escaped only to be strangled later by the show’s antagonist the Swede. Frankly I was pretty pissed off at AMC for this, but I realize that it helped build the main character, Bohannon.


This track sounds like it pulls some influences from Richie Valens or Orbison. It just plain rocks! This is more on the western swing side. Per Greg Antista, “Lily Bell was the lead female character on the AMC series Hell on Wheels. She was abruptly killed off in a season finale and the song wrote itself. It provided a great chance to sing about the backstabbing and betrayal we all encounter at some point.”

“Forever”, this is a cover from Steve Soto’s version. This version pays pure tribute to Soto. It made me tear up a little. It deals with band struggles, being on the road, and feeling far from home. Soto’s is more on the folk side, while Antista is electrified. No matter whose version you prefer the most. This song still kicks ass.

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“Carmelita”, brings in a heavy bass before the melody kicks in. I know I mentioned Valens before. This song proudly represents the sweet album cover by, Louis Perez III, but also the proud Hispanic culture of Southern California. This is a simple love song, still well paced and very well written.


The record closes out with another hip shaker, “Finally Say Goodbye”. This song has more of an old school Ramones sound to it, still keeps that twang the rockabilly guys and gals love. Overall I’m sad this review has come to an end. Greg Antista & Lonely Streets, “Shake, Stomp and Stumble”, is masterfully composed. It’s the perfect blend of outlaw country, punk, and rock and roll. I can only hope that this review has done this album the ultimate justice it deserves. Hit that pre-order link here, https://www.gregantistaandthelonelystreets.com/preorder.

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Tracklist:

1. Shiver

2. Goodnight Ramona

3. Nasty Weather

4. U-Haul

5. Beat Down and Broken

6. They Killed Lily Bell

7. Forever

8. Carmelita

9. Finally Say Goodbye

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CPRA Music News: Listen to People Corrupting People’s New Song “Ex Man” Here First

Denver’s People Corrupting next album, “Busy Beaver” is due out on 4/20/2019. Check out their new song, “Ex Man” down below. This is a CPRA exclusive drop!

VIDEO DEBUT: “Goodnight Ramona” by Greg Antista & the Lonely Streets.

#CPRAMusicNews – Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets release their debut video for “Goodnight Ramona”.

We will have a review coming out later this month for this record. All I can is guys and gals, punkers, rockers, rockabilly lovers, you’re gonna love this record! Hit the pre-order info below!

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GREG ANTISTA & THE LONELY STREETS
Shake, Stomp and StumbleLP/CD/DL
Primal Beat Records
RELEASE DATE: May 17
Pre-order: HERE

Greg Antista & the Lonely Streets:
Website: gregantistaandthelonelystreets.com
Facebook: gregantistaandthelonelystreets
Twitter: @greg_antista
Instagram: @gregantistaandthelonelystreets