Venice Punks On My Arms Release Happiness Laden EP With ‘More Than Drugs’ Out Now Via Mom’s Cellar Dweller Records/Waterslide Records

Release Date:  June 26, 2020                         

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Mom’s Cellar Dweller Records (US) & Waterslide Records (Japan)

Location: Venice, Italy 

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • GANZ: Voce e chitarra
  • ALE: Chitarra e cori
  • REMO: Basso e cori
  • MARCO: Batteria

Favorite Tracks: Make It Up With You, Never Alone, More Than Drugs, Up & Down, and Going Home With You

Sounds Like: Ramones, The Follow Ups, The Hacks, Screeching Weasel, the Queers and the Manges


We are going through some really rough times as a world right now. The Corona virus is running rampant through the streets of America. Murder hornets and “Karens” everywhere. Ok so maybe no murder hornets, but the never ending supply of “Karens” is getting old. Yes things suck right now, but this is not the end of the world. Perhaps you need some old school punk rock in your life? Maybe an old school 1-2-3-4 Ramonescore beat?

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The Ramones have always been my go to band for a much needed pick me up. Along with some others like the Queers, Dwarves, Lagwagon, and I guess I’ll admit it here, Greenday. Ok so only their first 5 albums. Nothing after that though haha. It brings me great pleasure today to bring you straight from Venice, Italy, On My Arms. They released their latest record, ‘More Than Drugs’ a few days back. 

This EP follows their 2018 album release, ‘Life At Thirty’. Seriously go give that a spin as well! The new EP starts out with “Make It Up With You”. This track is catchy and upbeat. I’d have to say it’s my favorite off the EP. It’s simple and optimistic with great sing along lyrics. The next track is “Never Alone”. This one is heavy on bass. I love it! We all look forward to the next show and a few drinks with friends. 

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The third track is “More Than Drug”. Love can be a dangerous and addictive drug. This love song has some great guitar and drums. “Up & Down” follows with a great kick-ass beat and even some old school Casio sounding keyboard. The keyboard adds that Queers like fun to the mix. The final song is up next “Going Home With You”. It’s fun and honestly made me miss being a teenager again. 

Overall, On My Arms, blew me outta the water. ‘More Than Drugs’ is a fun romp through a familiar Ramonescore landscape while paying homage to the Queers. Plus it’s upbeat and happy in a time where the sunlight may be difficult to locate. 

You should definitely pick this one up right here and right now, https://momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com/product/on-my-arms-more-than-drugs-cd-ep

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

1 – Make It Up With You
2 – Never Alone
3 – More Than Drugs
4 – Up & Down
5 – Going Home With You

Links:

Previous releases: http://onmyarms.bandcamp.com/
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/onmyarmspunkrock/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/onmyarms_punkrock/

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Brazil’s End Of Pipe Releases Tribute Record To 90’s Punk With “Mass Hysteria”, Featuring Guest Appearances By Mark Vecchiarelli And More!

Release Date:  June 1, 2020                          

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: 

Electric Funeral Records (Brasil)

Takeover Records (United States)

Mevzu Records (Turkey)

Location: Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Uirá Medeiros – Guitarra/Voz

Rafael Censi – Baixo

Victor Berretta – Bateria

Favorite Tracks: Mass Hysteria, Call Your Name, Memories, and 80 Shots

Per Bandcamp: “Mass Hysteria” has 10 songs, including the singles already mentioned, and brings together special guest appearances by iconic musicians such as Mark Vecchiarelli (Shades Apart), Frank Lacatena (Slap of Reality / The Sophomore Effort), Scott Hallquist (Ten Foot Pole / DC Fallout), Émilie Pnkmondon (50 Shades of Punk Rock / Excuse me mister) and Felix (Hardlife / Mallet / Kamikazes Refuse).

Sounds Like: NOFX, The Offspring, Bricheros, Pennywise, and The Vandals


As COVID-19 and government corruption race across the globe. I felt like today would be a good day to highlight some awesome underdogs from Brazil. End Of Pipe may have formed in 2006, but their 90’s punk sound continues into 2020. On June 1rst 2020, the band dropped their latest release, “Mass Hysteria”.  Oh and today Bandcamp is donating all fees made from purchases to change and racial justice programs today! So be sure to make a purchase! So let’s check out “Mass Hysteria”.

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The title track, “Mass Hysteria” is up first. This song reminds me of Bad Religion’s, ground breaking “Suffer” album. Everything on this song kicks ass. Medeiros’s vocals sound like a young Greg Graffin, while the guitar shreds 90’s like chords. Berretta’s drums are like a riptide and lead an angry revolution with Censi’s bass lines. This track has a guest appearance from Felix from Hardlife / Mallet / Kamikazes Refuse.

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The next track is “80 Shots” and encapsulates the Black Lives Matter message, “Society is deeply rooted in systematic racism”. It also features Emillie Plamondon, from 50 Shades of Punk Rock / Excuse me mister.  I could go on about this forever, but the message is simple. We MUST stamp out racism in all forms and end police brutality. “80 Shots” is a fantastic song with powerful lyrical content.

“They did not order to stop it
Did they want to kill a man or our entire humanity?
They had no chance to survive
The old racist way of shooting first and asking later”

Would I be an asshole if I said I chose my punk rock family over my own personal family? Well if that’s the case I am indeed an asshole. Our punk rock family has always been there during the worst of times and fits perfectly with the next song, “Choose Your Family”. I bet you will be singing along quickly with this catchy number. Medeiros kills it again on vocals. “Chance For The World” follows brilliantly with some chaotic 90’s chords, and excellent bass lines. 

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The next song, “Lost Cause” features a guest appearance by Mark Vecchiarelli  from Shades Apart.The guitar absolutely shreds on this track. It has a classic 90s skate punk sound. This is one of my personal favourite tracks. Scott Hallquist from Ten Foot Pole / DC Fallout guest appears on the next song, “Call My Name”. 

This is my overall favorite song! It strays the line of great melodic hardcore, yet retains a great pop punk style. The last song is, “Memories”. This one feels dark, yet the chorus provides a gleam of hope. The gang vocals on this one really stick out for me. The work on guitar is super impressive.

Overall End Of Pipe’s, “Mass Hysteria” is an excellent album packed with everything I love about 90s punk rock. The melodic hardcore mixed with occasional metal riff is a blast to listen to. Don’t delay pick this one up and also help Bandcamp support racial injustice at the same time. You can buy this album here, https://endofpipe.bandcamp.com/. Also if your band would like to tour South America contact Uirá Medeiros with Foreign Bands On Tour!

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Mass Hysteria 

80 Shots

Get Alive

The Secret

Running Away 

Choose your family

Chance for the world

Lost Cause

Call my name

Memories 

Links:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/endofpipe/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/endofpipe/

Website – https://www.endofpipe.com.br/

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Joey Ramone Would Be Proud As JERK! Reissues “Panic Via Mom’s Basement/Cellar Dweller Records

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Release Date:  Original Release July 19, 2019                            

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Mom’s Basement Records

Distro: Mom’s Cellar Dwellers

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Josh The Jerk Bass/Vocals

Matt Brown Guitar/vocals

Josh Howard Drums/Vocals

Favorite Tracks: Suzy Is A Bonehead, Atomic, Goodbye Sonia, JERK!, I Killed The Prom Queen, F*ck You Moron, I Hate Guys Like You, Just You, Mr Metalhead and Radical

Sounds Like: Ramones, Follow Ups, Teenage Bottle Rocket, Lillingtons, The Corps, and the Queers


Right now more than ever. We need new music that not only helps us cope with this new world we are living in, but music that makes us happy. It seems everyday we get more and more bad news. Last week my favorite local venue, 3 Kings announced they were closing for good. My heart sank as I knew this would be a blow to the community. I needed a boost of serotonin and decided to check out JERK!’s new reissue of “Panic Attack”. 

The reissue is brought to us by Mom’s Basement/Mom’s Celler Dweller Records. Mom’s is quickly becoming one of my favorite independent record labels. We seem to love just about everything they are releasing. So what about JERK!’s “Panic Attack” record makes me happy? So let’s take a look in track by track fashion. The first track is “Invader Of My Mind”. This is a wicked introduction to the record, The drums are powerful, chords ripping, and seems to bring light with a Ramonescore sound. If something or someone is in your mind and you want it out. Put on this track. 

My personal favorite track is next up and called, “Suzy Is A Bonehead” this seems to be a spin on“Suzy Is A Headbanger” by the Ramones. This track is lyrically addicting, and fun to sing along with. My second favorite track follows, “Atomic”. Both of these tracks are simple in beats and measures, but call out to the youth inside me. When listening I feel transported back into the 90’s when my worst fear was failing math. 

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Another kick ass track is next with “Goodbye Sonia”. This is “Break Up Punk” at it’s finest. If there’s one thing most breakup songs leave out. Sometimes breaking up a relationship is indeed the best thing for everyone involved. So instead of crying along with Sarah Mclachlan’s, “Angel” put on this track and feel better about yourself. This track seems to have too many influences to mention.

“JERK!”, follows and is full of some awesome skatepunk. Everything goes into full on turbo mode. Personally I really wasn’t expecting hardcore since most of the tracks follow more of a Ramonescore sound. “In My Dreams” returns a melodic more feel. This is an optimistic love song with some fantastic bass and guitar lines. “I Killed The Prom Queen” is next and the theme is from the Halloween movie series. This track cracks me up, yet kicks ass. “I killed the prom queen, she was no Jaime Curtis, I stabbed her in the back”. The guitar lines are amazing.

Josh’s vocals remind me of the legendary Joe Queer on this one. “Hey Bud Let’s Party” follows and it reminds of the Ramones track, “Rock N Roll Highschool”. This track will be my theme when we can finally break out from quarantine land. “Freak” is next and comes in rolling hard. It almost has a rockabilly feel, while maintaining  a true punk rock sound. Man I need to listen to more JERK! 

“I Hate Guys Like You” is next and I love this track. Have you ever had a close friend screw you over or act like they are more “Scene” than you? The next song is “F#ck You Moron” and is the perfect remedy for blowing off some steam. The hardcore is strong with this track. This song is about being yourself in the eyes of the opposition. 

“Just You” is a love song. This track makes me feel young again. I’d really like to see this track get played on Punk Tacos! “Mr. Metalhead” follows and is hilarious while it also shreds. Good luck getting this out of your head! We’ve come to our final track, “Radical”. When I was a teen I was known for my mix tapes. Yes I was a music nerd. Music was my gateway to expression. This love song should definitely end up on your “2020 Love Playlist”.

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Overall, if you’re looking for something to help you out of this COVID hole, this record is the one. JERK!’s, “Panic Attack” is a romp of good old fashioned Ramonscore punk rock, saddled with some great hardcore skatepunk tracks. I highly recommend this record and will be adding it to the nominee list for Best Album of 2020! You can pick it up here, http://www.momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com/

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Invader Of My Mind 

Suzy Is A Bonehead

Atomic

Goodbye Sonia

Jerk!

In My Dreams

I Killed The Prom Queen

Hey Bud, Let’s Party!

Freak

Hate Guys Like You

F#zck You Moron

Just You

Mr. Metalhead

Radical 

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerkpunkrock

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerk_punkrock/

Bandcamp: https://jerkpunkrock.bandcamp.com/

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Mom’s Basement Records/Mom’s Cellar Dwellers Info 
Email – Momsbasementrecords@gmail.com

Webstore – www.momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com

Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/MomsBasementRecords/

Instagram – @momsbasementrecords Twitter – @momsrecs

Does skatepunk ever age? Florida’s Protagonist, Releases Covers And Rarities Collection, “Fallout From The Chronicle”

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Release Date: April 10, 2020                                          

Format: Digital & Physical

Location: Boca Raton Florida

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Peter Marullo

John Marullo

Brian Forst

Kyle MacDougall

Jeff Berman  

Favorite Tracks: The Killing Fields, Generation Lost, Totally Fucked (Violent Society cover), Paper Dolls (Boils cover)and iamtheghost

Sounds Like: Lagwagon, Debt Neglector, Doc Rotten, Gamits, and AFI


I have a serious question, does skatepunk ever age? Sure it has gone through several evolutions/changes for example from Bad Religion’s, “Suffer” to Lagwagon’s “Hoss”. A few weeks back, Florida’s Protagonist released their “Fallout From The Chronicle” album. 

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This record spans 10 years and includes 3 tracks that were originally intended for the “The Chronicle” album. This album also contains some new kick ass covers from bands like Violent Society and The Boils. Our CPRA recommended tracks The Killing Fields, Generation Lost, Totally Fucked, Paper Dolls and a great acoustic version of iamtheghost. This album is a skatepunk’s wet dream and proves to me that even though time may change, skatepunk at the heart will not. Be sure to pick it up here on vinyl, https://protagonist.bandcamp.com/album/the-chronicle



Track List (Per Bandcamp)

The Killing Fields

Generation Lost

Reasoning WIth Time

Totally Fucked (Violent Society)

Dependent (The Boils)

Paper Dolls (The Boils)

Gone Dead and Buried (The Boils)

Iamtheghost – Acoustic

Charge – Acoustic

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Protagonist/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ProtagonistFL

Bandcamp: https://protagonist.bandcamp.com/album/fallout-from-the-chronicle

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Toronto’s Wasting Time Hits You In The Feels With “Only You”, Out Now

Release Date: April 10, 2020                         

Format: Digital 

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Vlad Bojco, Mike Quan, Mark Bedross

Favorite Tracks: Only You

Sounds Like: Good Riddance, NoFX, Descendants, and Sponge


If there’s one thing we need right now is more love songs! Let’s face it punk isn’t really known for its love songs. I know many would beg to differ, but overall punk is known more for it’s political leanings. Toronto’s Wasting Time released “Only You” back on April 10, 2020.

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This track while being brand new sounds like it’s right outta of a Tony Hawk Proskater game. I’m getting some serious 90’s feels with this track. Time to go play some Tony Hawk PS, eat some Doritos, and drink some Mtn Dew! Oh and this single cover is badass! Pick it up right here, https://wastingtimemusic.bandcamp.com/track/only-you

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Only You

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wastingtimemusicofficial/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wastingtimemusic/

Website: https://www.wastingtimemusic.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/13pTK93lp6DQaswVPSlotk?si=dEy0x9pyRaKIHd05YUkLqQ

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3O2jYLHnSG0P7HaCdCHL6A

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Florida’s Death Lottery Drops Fantastic New Full Length, “LP I” Via Freetime Boyz Inc

Release Date: March 16, 2020

Label: Freetime Boyz Inc.                               

Format: Digital 

Location: South FL

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Johnny // Guitar, vocals

Casidy // Bass, vocals

Joe Joe // Drums, vocals

Jesus // Guitar, vocals

Favorite Tracks: Sociopath, Tim Allen’s Tea Time Tool Time, Bad Shit Happens All The Time, Trespassin, Bad Drivers, Jesus Does What He Wants, No Brainz, Cease & Desist, and Peter Pan

Sounds Like: Doc Rotten, Lawrence Arms, Wild Lives, and The Briggs


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Death Lottery has returned to the CPRA Music News with their latest release, “LP I”. While Coloradorans may believe Florida has bad drivers. We can all agree they have some badass bands. I kid of course we all know Texans are the worst haha! Back in mid March as the world went to shit with COVID-19, Death Lottery finally dropped a full length release! Be sure to read more about their previous releases here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/tag/death-lottery/.

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This record has a planned vinyl release in the works. Be sure to check out some of our favorites like, “Sociopath”, ‘Tim Allen’s Tea Time Tool Time”, and “Jesus Does What He Wants” and “No Brainz”. 

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Sociopath

Freetime Boyz

Tim Allen’s Tea Time Tool Time

Wrong Side Of The Sun

Bad Shit Happens All The Time

Trespassin’

Bad Drivers

No Brainz

Jesus Does What He Wants

Prandium XII

Peter Pan

Cease & Desist

Future Caveman

Pic By Sarah Duskin

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deathlottery/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/death_lottery/

Website: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/death-lottery/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2nsg05G8FPiSEEjWH8gZcwCPRA

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Loser Points Release New EP “Games We Play To Hide” Out Now Via Thousand Islands Records

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Release Date: April 9, 2020

Format: Digital

Label: Thousand Islands Records

Location:
Edmonton, Alberta (CAN)

Current Lineup:
Shawn – Vocals & Guitar
Kurt – Guitar
David – Bass
Ozone – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Where Did All My Money Go?, Games We Play To Hide, Tribes, and Nostalgia

Sounds Like: The Follow Ups, The Corps, Brie Face, Let Me Downs, Sunset Silhouette, and Fourbanger


Sometimes we all need some good pop punk in our lives that mixes a little skate and poppy tenderness. Now does that mean it will be lame? Hell no! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m going nuts locked inside my own home! I cannot wait to get to my next show. Loser Points from Edmonton, CAN just dropped their new EP, “Games We Play To Hide” via Thousand Islands Records. 

Before we begin, I just want to give a quick shout out to the label as we have reviewed quite a few records here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/tag/thousand-islands-records/. It’s probably more than listed; however that was before I understood word tags. We also reviewed Loser Points last album, “Denial And Error” here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2018/12/12/loser-points-denial-error/. It’s no secret that we LOVE our Canadian based bands. 

So let’s give, “Games We Play To Hide” a spin! The first track up is in fact titled, “The Games We Play To Hide”. I totally dig the drums on this track. The guitar and bass seem to play off each other complementing each and every hook. Lyrically this song will get burned into your brain. The next song is a personal favorite of mine, “Where Did All My Money Go”. I 100% LOVE this song. Be sure to check out the lyric video below. This song needs a proper music video!

Have you gone to a show, drank a bit too much and spent all your cash? When a relationship ends, it’s best to be with friends at a punk show! This track has serious airplay potential. The next track gets serious with “Tracers”. The tempo is fast with a strong skate punk sound. It’s heavy on bass and drums. The song could easily fit onto a Tony Hawk Proskater soundtrack. 

“Tribes” is up next and continues a kick ass skatepunk tune. It’s fast and catchy with deep and powerful lyrics. I personally wonder what will become of the elitists when this Covid crisis blows over. Be sure to eat your local rich person today! The next and final song is “Nostalgia As A Drug”. I love the opening intro riff. The lyrics speak volumes for me. Often when I’m scared or anxious I’ll watch 80’s movies to help calm me down. Yet Hollywood has to go out and piss me off by “Remaking” them. So far the only remake I’ve liked has been, Mad Max: Fury Road.

In closing, Loser Point’s “Games We Play To Hide” is an EP that will only leave you wanting more. The tracks “Games We Play To Hide” and “Where Did My Money Go” have strong potential for landing on the airwaves and popular podcasts. Check em out before they blow up here, https://loserpoints.bandcamp.com/

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Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

Games We Play To Hide
Where Did All of My Money Go
Tracers
Tribes
Nostalgia As a Drug

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loserpoints/
Website: https://loserpoints.ca/home
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loserpoints/
Bandcamp: https://loserpoints.bandcamp.com/
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#CPRANewMusicAlert: Las Nubes Teams Up With Palomino Blond For A New 12″ Split EP on BUFO Records

Release Date: March 13, 2020

Format: Digital

Location: Miami, FL

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Las Nubes: Ale Campos, Emile Milgrim, Nina Carolina
  • Palomino Blond: Kyle Fink, Carli Acosta, Jake Karner, Raven Nieto

Favorite Tracks:  Demonize, Tararear, Seventh Heaven, and Damage

Sounds Like: Breeders, Joy Division, Vampire Weekend, Pixies, and Arcade Fire


There’s one thing that the Corona Virus won’t stop, and that’s CPRA doing our best to get you some new music news. I don’t know about you guys, but this crap has got me bummed out. So I decided to sit down and listen to a new split from Las Nubes and Palomino Blond! Las Nubes are no stranger to CPRA, we checked out their last release “DVMT” here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/05/15/cpra-radar-alert-las-nubes-to-drop-new-lp-smvt-via-sweat-records-on-6-14-2019/. Las Nubes has been kicking some serious ass lately, even landing a spot on the III Points Festival, headlined by Wu-Tang, Robyn, Stereolab, and The Strokes. So let’s check out the new split with Palomino Blond. 

The first track is Las Nubes – “Demonize”. This track feels like a gentle sweeping dream with a constant kick from the kick drum. That is until the bass and guitar play the enemy and lend a heavy almost nightmarish edge. The second track Las Nubes – “Tararear”. A little more on the mellow side, it’s beautiful. Per Ale Campos, “”‘Tararear’ began as the single intro riff and transformed into a Hum-worship song (the title is actually a Spanish translation of the word hum). The despondent lyrics came from free-associative wordplay at a rehearsal.” 

The third track is by Palomino Blond and is called Palomino Blond – “Seventh Heaven”. Now I am new to this band. This song has a great little poppy sound to it. Yet still retaining the interesting “Salad Rock” feeling. I’d say this track hits a fine line between Indie and ShoeGaze. It reminds me of early grunge before it really had a definitive label. The last track is by Palomino Blond and is called “Damage”. 

“Damage” has this kick ass Bikini Kill sound. The quick hooks and hard driven melodies give this track a large amount of spit and grit. The split may only be 4 tracks, but it’s pushing me to listen to both bands over and over again. This is an excellent sample of 2 bands that know how to break their defined music molds. Be sure to pick up here, vinyl preferred, https://lasnubes.bandcamp.com/album/split-ep

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The Fullers – “Cheers”, A Live, Laugh, Love, Get Drunk, Get Back Up Again Record, Drops 4/24/2020

Release Date: April 24, 2020          

Cover Art: Stefan Beham

Format: Digital

Label: SBAM Records (Austria) and ProRawk Records (Chicago)

Production: Pete Steinkopf of the Bouncing Souls

Photos:  Doug Dresher

Location: 

  • Oceanport, N.J.

Current Lineup: (Per Bandcamp)

  • Ian Egloff: Bass and vocals
  • Nic Fuller: Guitar
  • Rob Spahr: Drums and vocals
  • Pete Vincelli: Vocals and Guitars
  • Yotam Ben Horin: Guest vocals on “New Year’s Eve”

Favorite Tracks: My Good Friends, Remember Me, Richard Parker, Cold and Drunk, and This Girl is Crazy

Sounds Like: Doc Rotten, Bouncing Souls, Teenage Bottlerocket, Pennywise, and Lagwagon


CPRA had the pleasure of hosting NJ’s Doc Rotten a few weeks back and I got to thinking. New Jersey gets alot of shit for putting out some wicked music. As a state it’s been the blunt of many jokes like, “Q: What’s the difference between Newark, New Jersey and yogurt? A: Yogurt has an active living culture. The music coming from NJ has been incredible with such acts as Bouncing Souls, The Misfits, Richie Ramone, Streetlight Manifesto (AKA Catch 22), and many more. 

So before you take a dump on the Garden State keep all that in mind! Let’s talk about another kick ass band from New Jersey, The Fullers! They are set to release their brand new album, “Cheers”, produced by Pete Steinkopf of the Bouncing Souls on 4/24/2020. This album is being released by SBAM Records (Austria) and ProRawk Records (Chicago). ProRawk is quickly becoming one of my favorite small labels! 

We reviewed their last album, “Kingdom By The Sea” way back in October 2018. The one thing I love about the Fullers is their ability to tell a fantastic story through music. I rotate “Kingdom By The Sea” on a weekly basis. We got lucky and scored an early preview release! Read that again, Haha! So let’s take a deep look at the record. 

The album starts with an anthem like ballad called, “My Good Friends”. Per the band, “”My Good Friend” portrays a man who takes advice from the records he listens to”. I love this song! We can all identify with bands we can relate to. It mentions Joey Ramone and possibly Shane McGowan. I often equate myself with Shane. Though I’m not an alcoholic, I can relate as he spins his tales. This track has strong radio potential. 

The next song is “Remember Me” comes in on a somber note. We’ve all been there going through some major shit. This track is heavy on bass, excellent harmonies, and lyrically perfect. The “Whoa’s” will have you singing along instantly. This is the perfect song when you’re feeling down and out. “Tell The World” is up next and yet another favorite for me.

“Tell the world I’m here, Tell the world I’m better,
Tell the world I’m not ready to give up on myself”

Sometimes you just need something to believe in. I know I’ve thought about quitting booking shows, doing reviews, creating merch, but occasionally I’ll run into someone. They quickly remind me how important we are to the punk rock community. For those feeling like giving up, put on this track, drink some water, get up and kick some ass! “These Days” is up next and comes in hard with a great skatepunk sound. The drums, heavy bass, awesome guitar make this song not only pogo worthy, but fun to dance in your car too.  

“Richard Parker” follows up and per the band, “the narrator recounts a dream he had: a curious case of life imitating art. The drums are killer on this track and is yet another personal favorite track! This track is yet another that may be bound for the airwaves. 

“19 days not a bird in sight,
I don’t think I’ll make it through another night,
Sorry mates one of us got to die,
I’ll see you in the boozer on the other side”

I love everything about this track. The lyrics are perfectly composed, while the drums imitate a death march tune. I dare you to not get this track stuck inside your head. “My Carolina Home” is the next track and reminds me a little of Johnny Cash’s, “Orange Blossom Special”. We all reminisce about a time when things seemed simpler. Not really anywhere close to a country song, yet I see punks in my head running a circle pit to this track.

“Cold And Drunk” is next and kicks more and more ass. Personally I think I already have a 2020 best international of the year award right here! It sucks when all your friends are getting married, having kids, and joining the rat race. This song times out at 01:17 and has become another one of my favorite tracks under 2 minutes long. Let’s talk on the next song with “Beatrice”. Per the band, “The man at the heart of “Beatrice” is willing to travel through the depths of Hell to find his long lost love”. 

Have you ever met someone who is absolutely terrible for you, but end up falling in love with them anyways? I know I have and that brings us to “This Girl Is Crazy”. That heavy bass line is back with a vengeance. This song is catchy as all hell! The last track on the record is “New Years’s Eve”, with guest vocals from Useless ID, Yotam Ben Horin. This is a perfect way to end an excellent album. The beautiful acoustic sound, incredible vocals, leaves me feeling hopeful for a better tomorrow. 

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Tracks: 

  1. My Good Friends
  2. Remember Me
  3. Tell the World
  4. These Days
  5. Richard Parker
  6. My Carolina Home
  7. Cold and Drunk
  8. Beatrice
  9. This Girl is Crazy
  10. New Year’s Eve

Links:

CPRA 2020 Review Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAHReU2iGck3MJt3v-V9CRGp9iEdodsy6