Skate-Punk & Debauchery – Trick Punch Releases Long Awaited Album “The Latest”

Release Date: 4/24/2019

Format: Digital out now on all streamer, physical can be picked up from band members.

Production: Recorded at Crash Pad Studios

Location: Denver, Colorado

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook) –

  • Billee
  • Pinez
  • Kyle
  • Eric
  • (Mingo 2013-2016)

Favorite Tracks: Brandi, The Latest, No Pegs, Snakes, One Track, Gfy, and Luci

Sounds Like: Strung Out, Good Riddance, The New Narrative, and Modern Goon


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So you’re sitting at school or work. Watching that stupid clock slowly countdown till you can hit your favorite show on Saturday. Life seems to come to a full and complete stop. Your boss is on your ass to make deadlines. Then out of nowhere one of your favorite bands drop an album a few days early. It’s like getting hit by a bolt of lightning. Almost as if you drank 20 Monsters and can now run, really, really fast.


Thus, my dilemma. I’m sitting here at work, making the man richer by the minute. I’d much rather somewhere, anywhere else. Out of nowhere Denver’s Trick Punch announces their new album. “The Latest” has dropped. Keep in mind their scheduled release is 4/27/2019 at Streets of Denver for the release party. So to serve my need for instant gratification I hit the download as soon as I saw the release.

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If Trick Punch are new to you be sure to check out their last release, “Third Bridge”. Now if you have listened to “Third Bridge”, you’re gonna love, “The Latest”. The album kicks off with “Brandy”. They couldn’t have picked a better song to start with. Super deep bass lines, guttural like vocals, and even a little melodic hardcore thrown in. This my friends defines CPRA’s definition of “Break Up Punk”.
“Don’t Look Down” is next up. This track continues the amazing fast and hardcore pace. The lyrics are heartfelt and sung with great passion comparable to Jason Cruz of Strung Out. It may seem like this song may be in reference to suicide. For this writer it’s about going head first into something with all your energy, heart and soul with zero fucks given.

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“The Latest”, comes in with a couple of sweet guitar strikes. The tributes to the movie “Office Space” are hilarious. This one is for all of us feeling like we are wasting our time. Those of us sitting like robots in the assembly line. “No Pegs”, comes up next with a master flow. This is my personal favorite song on the album.
I reached out to Billie Riot for more information. “No pegs is all about the hundreds of crazy nights spent at Denver skate park and all the shady or crazy stuff that went down. There is one gap called “no pegs” that anyone who skates knows. It’s also an anti bmxer song just for some fun shit talking, because they always sit right at the landing of the gap.

So when I would land my trick I would power slide into them like a bowling ball until, they got the fuck out of the way. The hot dog cart lady would sell single cigs if you were in the know and I suspected she sold more than just that.” I’m not going to ruin this kick ass song with my personal thoughts, because it deserves more than that! This song needs a great video for it, wink!
“Snakes”, follows “No Pegs”. That heavy skate punk sound returns. The track is just fun as hell and it’s about fireworks! It’s catchy as hell! “Secret Of The Pros” is up next and is probably my second favorite song. Listen to Trick Punch on this one and learn the secrets of the pros! This track has some wicked drums and some very impressive guitar riffs.

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The legendary bassist from Bottom Bracket behind a Snake pinata.

“Gyf”, is pure and furious. I suggest you add this to your “Break Shit” playlist. Throw this one on it right now! This one will have all those crazy drunk guys running straight for the pit. “One Track” is up next and likely the slowest track on the album. It has a darker, more emotional side. This one is heavy on bass and guitar shreds. It’s heartbreaking, yet relate-able on many levels.

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“Bowser”, this track is just some plain fuckery from the band. Get your pogo shit on with this tune. “Luci” closes out this fucking rad record. Another prime example of excellent “Break Up Punk”. I love the thumping western sound. I should probably stop fan boying all over this album.

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Trick Punch’s, “The Latest” is likely getting my vote for best local LP release. The amount of skate punk, old school rock, and even a hint of rockabilly will leave you coming back for another listen. This is the perfect album to introduce to those young skate punks in your life. Be sure to hit their release party show Saturday night at Streets of Denver with Bottom Bracket/Chemical X/Dryer Fire!

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Track list: (Per Apple Music)

  1. Brandy
  2. Don’t Look Down
  3. The Latest
  4. No Pegs
  5. Snakes
  6. Secret of the Pros
  7. GFY
  8. One Track
  9. Bowser
  10. Luci

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The Vanilla Milkshakes – Punching Cows

Band: The Vanilla Milkshakes

Album: “Punching Cows”

Release date: 4/2/2019

 

Band members (per Facebook):

David McGhee – vocals/guitar

Frank Registrato – drums/vocals

JanKarl Haynes – guitar/vocals

Jeff Brink – bass/vocals

Mike King – bass/vocals

 

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The Vanilla Milkshakes

Punching Cows

Release date: 4/2/2019

One of the main reasons I love music is for the perspectives that music can provide. Music relays the tribulations of others so much more completely than writing or other forms of communication, in my opinion. The reason is, when you hear these messages in music, they’re amplified by the intensity and emotion of the instrumentation, and poetically arranged in a way that makes me think more about what the words are saying than what the words are, themselves.

The starkest revelations I’ve gotten from music have come from hip hop and rap. Perhaps because the views and experiences expressed in those genres paint a vastly different picture from the life I’ve known, and caused me to think HARD about some of the things I once believed, how I’ve treated people (unknowingly), and how I’ve had to change in order to help spread this knowledge to others like me, who may have been ignorant of how our thoughts and beliefs affect the lives of other people.

This is the experience I had while listening to “Punching Cows,” by The Vanilla Milkshakes.

The Vanilla Milkshakes are Denver’s only punk band comprised entirely of autistic members; and their music has a lot to say about how they feel on a day to day basis. The songs made me think back about how I talk… about how I act… about how I treat people… about times I’d done things right, and times I’d done things wrong… about how I personally felt, way back on the Elementary School playground, when I was excluded from the frivolity that was shared by everyone else after lunch and during recess or gym class.

A lot of the music is about feeling excluded and left out; or otherwise feeling undeserving, as a result of being left out and excluded. A lot of the music is about the frustration of losing friends.

I’ve been listening to this album for over two weeks now, and I’ve found a lot in my life that I need to atone for; and some things that I need to make right.

This album highlights some of the things I love most about music, as a whole. It’s an incredible album, and I highly recommend it to all who read this.

THIS is why I love this job!

Dead Neck and Italy’s Action Men team up to release new split, “Defections” on Mudcake Records

Release Date: April 30, 2019                                                             

Format: Digital

Album On: Mudcake Records

Location: UK – Dead Neck

                 Italy – Action Men

Favorite Tracks: Lion, Born To Be High, Showers, Die Tryin’, Bakers Dozen,

Sounds Like: Lillingtons, Strung Out, Propagandhi, Livermores, Proton Packs, and The Followups


In the last few years we have been blessed by the resurgence of the split record. Two bands agree to release one album/comp using 8-10 tracks, sometimes more. Punk in general is no stranger to the split. In fact some of my favorite albums are comps or splits. So it gives me great pleasure to announce Action Men and Dead Neck are teaming up to release their brand-new split called, “Defections”.

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The first 5 tracks come from Italy’s Action Men. My favorites from their inclusion include Born To Be High, Lion and Showers. These songs are packed with fast and heavy hooks. Yet they seem to edge the hardcore without passing that line. All of their songs are relatable on a deep human level. I really enjoy the lead singers vocals from the Action Men.

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The first 5 tracks come from Italy’s Action Men. My favorites from their inclusion include Born To Be High, Lion and Showers. These songs are packed with fast and heavy hooks. Yet they seem to edge the hardcore without passing that line. All of their songs are relatable on a deep human level. I really enjoy the lead singers vocals from the Action Men.

The second set is provided by UK skatepunkers, Dead Neck. They up the speed of the split by 150%. Some of my favorite tracks included are Die Tryin’, Bakers Dozen which is badass, and Blind Into The Dark. Dead Neck kills it on this split! They remind alot of LA’s Shell Corporation

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Dead Neck-ActionMen split

Track List (Subject To Change)

  • Action Men – Lion
  • Action Men – Born To Be High
  • Action Men – C’est Dada
  • Action Men – Showers
  • Action Men – Polite
  • Deadneck – Die Tryin’
  • Deadneck – Bakers Dozen
  • Deadneck – Clatter
  • Deadneck – Seven Shades Of Shit
  • Deadneck – Blind Into The Dark

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Filthy Few – Wealth & Hell Being

Filthy Few

“Wealth and Hell Being”

2007

Ass End Records

lineup (per liner notes):

Chad Lottman: vocals

Eric “Benji Over” Hahn: guitar

Steve “Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez” Jacobs: bass

Brian Dyer: drums

Similar to: The Cramps, Reverend Horton Heat

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You know, for a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that the world needs more psychobilly… it’s fun, chaotic, and requires an INSANE amount of talent to pull off! Psychobilly has some of the most intricately difficult music to play, no matter what instrument you play; and you have to have a singer that could PROBABLY get out of a murder charge on an insanity defense… and that particular combination of people is just rare…

… so any chance I have to check out psychobilly that I haven’t yet heard is a happy time for me, and I treasure it greatly!

So recently, I just happened to meet one of the members of Filthy Few, who sent me their 2007 album, “Wealth and Hell Being”… and y’all, this is definitely my happy time!

It’s sick… it’s perverted… it’s loud and rowdy… it’s everything you should expect from the genre!

When I first fired up the album and got into the first song, I had to double check to see if that’s Bobcat Goldthwait singing. It’s not, but the unhinged, wild style works PERFECTLY alongside the attitude set by the music. The end result is like what would happen if the Cramps went on a speed bender… and it’s AWESOME! South Park fans may also hear a more badass version of Timmy and the Masters of the Underworld.

Without question, this is one of the most entertaining Psychobilly albums I’ve encountered thus far, and look forward to (hopefully) seeing them in concert some day!

… and here’s where you can get it:

https://thefilthyfew.bandcamp.com/

I recommend that you do so directly.

 

CPRA Music News: Mixed Kid Fridays Release New Single, “ASPHYXIANA”

Release Date: Feb 14th, 2019

Format: Digital

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Current Lineup: Per Facebook

  • Calvin Klein
  • Dominic Zinn
  • Isaac
  • Gil Lopez

Favorite Tracks: ASPHYXIANA

Sounds Like: NOFX, 10 Ft Pole, Rancid, Fourbanger, Nerdlinger, Vandals, The Follow Ups, Off The Mark, The Briggs


LA Punks Mixed Kid Fridays are expecting to drop their new album, “Taking Names” in May 2019! The new album will drop on Valentine’s Day 2019.

Links:

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

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

Website: https://www.mixedkidfridays.com/home