Punk Trio Death Trails, May Be One Of The Hottest New Bands Since Lockdown

Photo Credit here – https://www.facebook.com/deathtrailsuk/photos/736182077289053

Release Date: April 2020/April 2021                                    

Format: Digital 

Location: London, England

Current Lineup For This Track: (Per Facebook)

Catlow – vocals & guitarLuke – vocals & bassMuss – drums

Sounds Like: Jerkswitch, Propagandhi, Sorry Sweetheart, Op Ivy, Classics Of Love, Madaline, Crimson Riot, and Younger Than Neil


London’s Death Trails are making some waves with some single releases. One can only hope for a new album soon. Due to Covid-19 the band like many bands around the world had to hold off on a new record. So spin their singles over and over. I love “Ska Dad” and “Animals”. “Animals” has a sweet Riot GRRRL sound reminiscent of The Distillers and Bikini Kill. Their singles are located here, https://deathtrails.bandcamp.com/

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Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/deathtrailsuk/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/deathtrailsuk/

Bandcamp – https://deathtrails.bandcamp.com/

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/4T42JnW1QY7I2kA9mKMenf?si=dP-imje8TUWjg1gVL1qjJg

Crimson Riot Releases Epic Track, ‘St. James Gate’ for St. Patrick’s Day 2021

Release Date: 03/15/2021                                         

Format: Digital 

Label: I Die Laughing Records / Golden Robot Records

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Current Lineup For This Track: (Per Facebook)

Music and Lyrics written by Crimson Riot ft. Ken Osborne (Banjo, Mandolin)John Lacy (Bazooki)Todd Herfurth (Concertina)Jamie Case (Whistles)Filmed at McMullan’s Irish Pub Las Vegas

Favorite Tracks: St. James Gate


Sounds Like: The Rumjacks, Tossers, Flogging Molly, The Go Set, Keltic Cowboys, Dropkick Murphy’s


In 2020, WE all thought this pandemic would be over by now. That we all would’ve easily returned to normal life by 2021. Truth be told nothing much has really normalized. Some states are allowing live music shows while some remain in lockdown. Last year my St. Patrick’s Day was ruined by Covid-19 and a snowstorm tried to ruin it in 2021. (Lucky for me St. Patrick’s Day is a few days and the weather appears to be getting better)

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If you know me (Skabones) St. Patrick’s Day is my Christmas Day. It’s family tradition that I plan on passing down to my future little Skabrats. Crimson Riot (Las Vegas) a band that normally releases excellent punk tracks, released a gigantic surprise track, ‘St. James Gate’. The track refers to the historically important St. James Gate in Dublin, Ireland.

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At first I thought this has to be a cover of a traditional Irish folk song, but I couldn’t locate it anywhere on the magic Google machine. It does sound a bit like, ‘A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday‘, but I think is more of Mandela Effect than anything. This is a true and beautiful original track. This single will be on their next album release, “It Took An Apocalypse “. I’m really looking forward to it!

Congrats to Crimson Riot for capturing the essence of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day! Check out the video below. You can read our last review from “Classy Punk For Trash People” here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/09/16/is-crimson-riots-classy-punk-for-trash-people-one-of-the-best-albums-of-summer-2019/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crimsonriotband/
Bandcamp: https://crimsonriot.bandcamp.com/releases
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Jerkswitch Releases Surprise Single, “Poking The Blind”

Release Date:  02/22/2021                                                        

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

Label: Thousand Island Records

Location: Montréal, QC, CAN

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • EJ – Guitar & Vocals
  • Will – Guitar & Vocals
  • Dewey – Drums
  • Gab L.A. – Bass & Vocals

Favorite Tracks: Poking The Blind

Sounds Like: Op Ivy, Abolitionist, Classics Of Love, Suicide Machines, Mustard Plug, and Street Light Manifesto


Jerkswitch recently released a brand new track for “Poking The Blind”. I am beyond excited to see them return to the music scene. If you love these guys as much as we do. Check out our interview with them below.


You can read our full review on BUFO here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/06/06/born-from-the-ashes-of-the-skudfux-rip-jerkswitch-releases-debut-album-bufo/. This album has been on heavy rotation since 2019! We are really hoping 2021 brings Jerkswitch to the states. In a time when everything feels uncertain I can put on “BUFO” and everything seems to get better.

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Track List On Bufo

  1. Revolution Part II 03:32
  2. Survive 03:18
  3. Suicide Mission 02:00
  4. Fuck God and Fuck Reality 03:44
  5. Better Days 02:58
  6. AlertA 04:40
  7. Fuck No 04:05
  8. O Negative 04:16
  9. Drown 03:20
  10. Drink and Stink 01:27
  11. Jake 02:23
  12. Manhole to Hell 03:10
  13. All by Myself 03:07
  14. I’m So Sorry 03:12
  15. About a Punk 03:16
  16. Richmond Hill (The Mutation) 02:24

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Wake up your Wednesday: Belvedere releases new track ‘Good Grief Retreat’

Oh dang! Here’s a rockin new jam to get you through the rest of the week.

Belvedere’s new album “Hindsight is The Sixth Sense” is expected to drop May 14 via Thousand Islands records (US/CAN), and Lockjaw Records (UK/EU).

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Give it a listen: Good Grief Retreat

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DeeCRACKS Release – “We Can’t Help It” Music Video Via Pirate Press Records

Cover Photo by: Ingo Karnicnik

It’s a big news today here at CPRA! DeeCRACKS has released a brand new video for “We Can’t Help It” via Pirate Press Records. This is the first single from their upcoming album Serious Issues which comes out March 12th on Pirates Press Records.

Per Pirates Press Records News Release –

“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!

Stay tuned to the band’s Facebook for order announcements!

Links:

Website: https://dee-cracks.blogspot.com/

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

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

CPRA YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVQvD4SZa_Y&list=PLAHReU2iGck38UVKrtQ2-ZR0-srWoYIIH

Toronto’s Dental Records Release Vol 2 FREE (PWYC) Underground Punk Comp

Big news out of Toronto today as Dental Records (CAN) has released a new kick ass compilations of international punk rock bands for FREE (Name your own price). Check out the list of bands! You get the comp here, https://dentalrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/dental-records-compilation-vol-2

Giant Eagles – Netherlands

Wishful Thinking – Australia

Strone Leek – Japan

7 Minute Martians – USA

Hangtime – Canada

The Asymptomatics – Italy

Swayze – Canada

Take The Reins – USA

F.Snipes – USA

No Big Deal – Canada

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Previous releases: https://chaser.bandcamp.com/

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

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

CPRA Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVQvD4SZa_Y&list=PLAHReU2iGck38UVKrtQ2-ZR0-srWoYIIH

Socal Skatepunk’s CHASER Drop New Video For ‘A New Direction’

Release Date:  2/8/2021 Pre-order the new album here,                   

Location: Orange County, CA

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Mike LeDonne (vocals), Jesse Stopnitzky (bass/vocals), Bill Hockmuth (guitar) and Davey Guy (drums

Sounds Like: Good Riddance, Sick Of It All, Strung Out, JFA, Bigwig, and The Faction


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Previous releases: https://chaser.bandcamp.com/

Facebook- https://chaser.bandcamp.com/

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

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Antagonizers ATL – Release Video For “Hold On Hold Strong” (feat. Monty of Symarip) Via Pirate Press Records

Photo by Antagonizers ATL

Release Date: 01/22/2021                                               

Format: Digital/Physical 

Label: Pirate Press Records

Favorite Tracks: Hold On Strong

Sounds Like: Last Real Hero, NOISE, Drowns, and Cocksparrer


Ok so we are late to the party on this release. But alas we did not fail to bring this kick ass track and new video from the ANTAGONIZERS ATL via our amazing friends over at Pirate Press Records. The video features a guest appearance from Monty Neysmith of the famed British reggae band Symarip who also lent his vocals on the track.

Be sure to pick up their new record KINGS on vinyl here, https://shop.piratespressrecords.com/collections/antagonizers-atl/products/antagonizers-atl-kings-lp

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The NPCs Release – “Fight For Your Right (Beastie Boys Cover) with 50+ Musicians from 30+ bands!

Today’s is a great day to kick back in Quarantine Land and listen to the new “Fight For Your Right” cover from The NPC’s! On this track there are over 50 musicians from 30 bands!

Per the groups Facebook post, “Featuring members of: Backyard Superheroes Andy B and The World Counterpunch Cranberry Batcave DangIt FANDANGLE Fat Chance High School Football Heroes Go Big Hub City Stompers Llama Tsunami LOVEONACID Madaline Megawave. Millington-Band MONKEY New Riot No Vertebrae Public Serpents Pick It Up – Ska in the 90s Sean On The Drums Short Notice Ska’d 4 Life Suburban Legends The Day After The Resignators The Scotch Bonnets The Skluttz Thirteen Towers Younger Than Neil.

You can follow The NPC’s project here, https://www.facebook.com/thenpcsmusic.

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Skapunks, Jerkswitch, Release Surprise New Video For ‘About A Punk’ Via Thousand Islands Records

Release Date: 1/4/2020                                                          

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

Label: Thousand Island Records

Location: Montréal, QC, CAN

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • EJ – Guitar & Vocals
  • Will – Guitar & Vocals
  • Dewey – Drums
  • Gab L.A. – Bass & Vocals

Favorite Tracks: About A Punk (This track is from the album, “BUFO” and kicks ass)

Sounds Like: Op Ivy, Abolitionist, Classics Of Love, Suicide Machines, Mustard Plug, and Street Light Manifesto



Jerkswitch is back again the #CPRAMUSICNEWS headlines with a new video from their track, ‘About A Punk’. This writer is so excited to see new and exciting things from Jerkswitch. I voted their last album, “BUFO” as my favorite release from 2019. The band formerly know as The Skudfux is back together again. They have also hinted via Facebook they are going into the studio!

Listen to the BUFO album now, https://jerkswitch.bandcamp.com/releases

You can read our full review on BUFO here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/06/06/born-from-the-ashes-of-the-skudfux-rip-jerkswitch-releases-debut-album-bufo/. This album has been on heavy rotation since 2019! We are really hoping 2021 brings Jerkswitch to the states. In a time when everything feels uncertain I can put on “BUFO” and everything seems to get better.

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Track List On Bufo

  1. Revolution Part II 03:32
  2. Survive 03:18
  3. Suicide Mission 02:00
  4. Fuck God and Fuck Reality 03:44
  5. Better Days 02:58
  6. AlertA 04:40
  7. Fuck No 04:05
  8. O Negative 04:16
  9. Drown 03:20
  10. Drink and Stink 01:27
  11. Jake 02:23
  12. Manhole to Hell 03:10
  13. All by Myself 03:07
  14. I’m So Sorry 03:12
  15. About a Punk 03:16
  16. Richmond Hill (The Mutation) 02:24

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