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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Hardcore Thrashers ATD Release “A Total Disappointment” Via Kinda Cool Records, Cue My Blood Pressure Rise

Release Date:  May 29, 2020                          

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Kinda Cool Records

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Ben / Joe / Marco / Dave / Dan

Favorite Tracks: Boomerang Kids, Spies Among Us, Gaslighting, Poverty Row, and many more

Sounds Like: Dead Kennedys, Protected Left, Chew Thru, The Corps, Anti-Flag, and The Shell Corp


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Vancouver punks ATD aka A Total Disappointment dropped their first self titled release today via Kinda Cool Records. Why did I decide to checkout ATD? Well I’m fucking pissed as many of us are. George Floyd was murdered by those who swore to protect and serve. The world watched as cowards in uniform held George to his death. I really didn’t want to write about this today, but I’m boiling. This morning as I pursued the headlines my anger and blood pressure rose. I decided instead to escape into music with ATD’s, “A Total Disappointment”.

The first track is “Slipt” comes in fast, with some wicked drums. They remind me of being a kid and skating my ass off. There’s a sense of unity while the guitar busts out a quick change up. Next up is another amazing track, “Boomerang Kids”. Holy shit is this track fast as hell! 

The next track is my favorite off the record and is called, “Spies Among Us”. This sounds so much like the Dead Kennedys. From the onset of the intro to the lead singer’s Jello-like voice. The lyrics on the song are not only scary, but sadly true. We are spied on everywhere we go. Our phones listen to our conversations so later they can recommend, “The best burger in town”. How long before “Minority Report” becomes the real deal?

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If you’re at the protests today wear a mask and sunglasses. Don’t get added to their list! The next tune is “Curmudgeonly Lighthouse Keeper”. It’s really heavy on bass, sounding a bit like the early Cro-Mags or Gorilla Biscuits. Another favorite follows with, “Moonlight Clan”. It speaks of the dangers of capitalism and materialism. This track feels like another kick ass nod to the Dead Kennedys.

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“Gaslighting” is next and times out at a massive 1:32! Speaking of that I’m gonna add this to my list of favorite songs under 2 minutes. “Poverty Row” follows with Bouncing Souls like charge. I feel like many of us can relate to this track.

“I’ve got my rights, my human rights.
But without fair pay I can’t make rent today.
I won’t lose sight, but still I know,
I’m living on Poverty Row.”

I remember when my daughter was little, spending my last few dollars on getting her fed, while I went hungry that night. Our society panders to those with cash and throws everyone else in the gutter. This track needs a music video! “Let Down” is next up. This track feels like a tribute to all of us who feel like we let down our friends and family. It’s yet another pogo worthy track. I love the chorus!

Photo by Bob Hanham

Sometimes we need a push to do something great. Maybe it’s a friend’s advice, a job loss, a fucking ruthless pandemic, or just a kick in the ass. “Good Things” is next and is exactly the kick in the ass we need right now. It follows the fast and rhythmic tone of the record. I really want this on vinyl now! “Peak Paranoia” is next and has some awesome guitar riffs. The “Whoas” were unexpected, yet seem to fit perfectly. 

“Teenage Vanities” follows its fast and crazy and clocks in at a massive 16 seconds! Sadly the last track is next. “Bunk Monk” is a direct fuck you to organized religion. It reminds me of the TV show, “Father Ted” from the 90’s. The head priest of the region was an evil bastard of a man and definitely a “Bunk Monk”. The track may be referring also to the 39 men who committed suicide in the name of their cult in 1997. 

In reflection, ATD’s “A Total Disappointment” is a fantastic record. The mix of hardcore, metal, and thrash are like entering your first punk show all over again. As you see above I posted a quote from Mr Rogers. Music helps me through some of the hardest times. I sure hope it will help you too. I highly recommend you grab this one on vinyl before they sell out! You can check them out here, https://kindacoolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-total-disappointment

Track List (Per Bandcamp)
Slipt
Boomerang Kids
Spies Among Us
Curmudgeonly Lighthouse Keeper
Moonlight Clan
Gaslighting
Poverty Row
Let Down
Good Things
Peak Paranoia
Teenage Vanities
Bunk Monk

Links:

A Total Disappointment

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

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

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

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Kinda Cool Records

Previous releases: KindaCoolRecords.com 

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

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20 Bands Joined Together To Wish Joey Ramone A Happy Birthday, With The Release Of “Ramonescore Brigade” Out Now!

Joey Picture courtesy of Image is in Flickr set “rock photography 1982-1987”

Release Date:  May 15, 2020                        

Format: Physical (Exclusive 12″ pink and green splatter on clear vinyl record”)

Label: Mom’s Basement Records, Mom’s Cellar Dwellers, Waterslide Records and Council Pop Records 


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On May 19, 1951 a legend was born in Forest Hills, NY, NY. On what would be Joey Ramone’s 69th birthday, 20 bands got together to release a Ramonescore comp called “Ramonescore Brigade. Three awesome labels, Mom’s Basement Records/Mom’s Cellar Dweller, Waterslide Records, and Council Pop Records got together to release this kick ass record on vinyl. It is currently sold out so I suggest you hit them up and ask to make a purchase. Denver locals The Bricheros are also on the record with “Narcoleptic Youth”. 

So head over to https://www.facebook.com/Council-pop-records-109067017440230/ and see if you can place an order!

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Side Hey
Johnny Terrien & The Bad Lieutenants – I Lost My Mind
McBain – When I Was Old
Atoms – Pre-Teen Coke Fiend
Evil O’Brians – I Wanna Be Dumb
Follow Ups – Hey Yo (Ballad Of Razor Ramon)
Fil McRackin & The Hens – Great Eggspectations
Black Russians – A Blaze In The Soviet Sky
Softcrime – Skip The Punk Rock Show
Radio Blast – Dog In The Window
Tarleks – Silver Machine

Side Ho
Barbecuties – Wearing Thin
Yodees – Loony
Radio Buzzkills – Without A Trace
Prozacs – We Wanna Rock
Kobanes – Dilemma
Mean Black Cat – Don’t Sell It (Don’t Give It Away)
Anderson Stingrays – I Don’t Wanna Be A Vampire
Heart Alarms – Digging In My Heart
Bricheros – Narcoleptic Youth
Sad Sally – F.L.N

Links:

Mom’s Cellar Dwellers Contact Info 

Email – Momsbasementrecords@gmail.com

Webstore – www.momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com

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

Instagram – @momsbasementrecords 

Twitter – @momsrecs

Waterslide Records Contact Info 

Website address – http://watersliderecords.com/

Email address – info@watersliderecords.com

Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/WaterslideRecords/

Twitter Link – https://twitter.com/wsonigiri

Council pop records contact info

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Council-pop-records-109067017440230/

Webstore – https://council-poprecords.bandcamp.com/

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CPRA Music News: Wassup Rocker Radio To Release Massive FREE Comp, “Sick Sounds 2” on 3/7/2020

Release Date: March 7, 2020               

Format: Digital

Producer: Wassup Rocker Radio Presents

Favorite Tracks

The Kids – Pale Lips, Secrets – Grumpster, Mood Ring – Eroders, Number Seven – The Speedways, I’m Just A POS – Battlebeats, Hit And Run – Natalie Sweet, Bubblegum Music – ABC Music, Pinch Points – Stranger Danger, World War IX – Fired For Partying, More Kicks – Blame It On Satellite, The Gala – Gimmie Gimmie, Los Pepes – Positive Negative, and Danger Inc – Your Boy


The days of going into your local record store and coming across a kick ass comp may be over. That hasn’t stopped Toledo based Wassup Rocker Radio from releasing a massive new 25 track comp, “Sick Sounds 2”. I am loving every single track as each band has something new and different to offer. Read the press release below from Wassup Rocker Radio’s Alex Kish!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Toledo, Ohio) The underground music scene has gone digital. DIY internet radio programs—like The World Famous Wassup Rocker Radio Show out of Toledo, Ohio—have allowed picky punk music fans to enjoy a curated music experience with just the click of a mouse.

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The show’s second digital compilation, Wassup Rocker Radio Presents: Sick Sounds 2, takes that idea one leap further, allowing a range of unique independent rock bands to show off their collective might. The free digital-only release—slated to drop on Bandcamp on March 7th 2020 —showcases Wassup Rocker Radio program director and host Alex Kish’s picks for the best new garage rock, power pop, glam, punk and rock and roll tunes from around the world, including a previously unreleased track by Indiana’s ABC Gum.

Featuring fresh songs from 25 bands, including Hammered Satin (Burger Records / Dead Beat Records), Grumpster (Asian Man Records), The Whiffs (Dig! Records) and Canada’s Pale Lips (Spaghettytown Records) the compilation boasts approximately an hour of thoughtfully crafted mayhem.

“I hope the compilation inspires listeners to support these often under recognized artists (and their respective independent labels), whether that be through purchasing more music from the band or providing a review or recommendation,” Kish said. “I know these bands put their heart into their songs. My job is to get that music out there, on the front lines. Creating a complication allows the music to shine brighter than it would alone.”

About Wassup Rocker Radio

Wassup Rocker Radio is a radio show featuring the latest garage rock, punk and power pop. The show also hosts concerts in the Toledo and Detroit area. Recordings of past internet radio episodes and ones on WXUT-FM are available here.

—END OF PRESS RELEASE—I don’t know about you guys, but I personally cannot wait for this comp to drop on 3/7/2020! So many bands for everyone. Be sure to hit that download it’s FREE! Also support your fellow  creators that help bring non mainstream bands to the forefront like CPRA and Wassup Rocker Radio. Share posts, share music, and help spread the underground word!

Bands On The Comp:

Pale Lips, Canada

Hammered Satin, California

Grumpster, California

The Whiffs, Missouri 

Eroders, Detroit

The Speedways, UK

Conmen, California

Hayley and the Crushers, California

Josephine, New York

The Battlebeats, Indonesia

Natalie Sweet, California

Bambies, Canada

ABC Gum, Indiana (Previously Unreleased Track!)

Les Lullies, France

Brower, New York City

The Sino Hearts, China

Pinch Points, Australia

World War IX, New York City

More Kicks, UK

The Gala, Boston

Gyasi, Nashville

Los Pepes, UK

 Danger, Inc. California

Poison Boys, Chicago

The Sorels, Canada

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CPRA Music News: Boston’s Duck & Cover Release New “Two Shots” EP Out Now Via State line Records

Release Date: January 10, 2020               

Format: Digital and Physical release

Location: 

  • Charlestown, MA

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • daniel – lead guitar
  • damien – drums
  • rich – bass
  • chris – vocals, guitar

Label 

Favorite Tracks: Two Shots, Bleeding Edge, Unlucky 17 

Sounds Like: The Trade Ins, Descendants, The Dead End, The Living Deads, Lillingtons, and Ghoulies  


Besides the major music players like Rage, Social D, and etc. How many lesser known bands have landed on a video game soundtrack? Wait I mean bands that didn’t appear on any Tony Hawk Proskater games? Ok I also mean bands that didn’t appear on the NHL 2009 soundtrack, which in fact had Billy Talent W/ Anti-Flag

Boston’s Duck & Cover did just that by landing their song, “Knock Em Down” on the Rockband 4 soundtrack. This was back in 2015 when plastic guitars were all the rage. I thought that tidbit was kinda cool. It always sucks to only hear major artists in video games. Congrats to Duck & Cover for making it on there. Anyway this review isn’t about “Knock Em Down ” or Rockband for that matter. It’s about Duck & Cover’s latest release, “Two Shots”. 

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The first track is “Two Shots”. I love this song. Have you ever had a bad relationship never go away? No matter how hard you try that person is always coming back around in one way or another? This song has some great chords, drums, and vocals. So far I would say along the lines of the Lillingtons, but more on the rock side. 

The second track is “Bleeding Edge”. It’s much darker, with some excellent riffs on guitar. If the vocals weren’t as dark this track could easily be mixed in with an 80’s Corey Hart or even a Scorpion’s song. The next is my second favorite song on the record, “Unlucky Seventeen”. It’s lyrically addicting, simple, and fun to dance along with. 

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Overall Duck & Cover’s, “Two Shots” is a fantastic little EP that will appeal to punks, rockabillies, and anyone who loves some good old rock n roll. Their mix of horror, ramonescore beats, created a new fan right here! How cool is this vinyl? Check em out here, https://duckcover1.bandcamp.com/album/two-shots   

Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Two Shots 
  2. Bleeding Edge 
  3. Unlucky 17 

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Melbourne Based Skatepunks, JUDO CHOP! Release New Video For “Vices”

Release Date: 12/21/2019                                     

Format: Digital 

Location: Melbourne, AUS

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Murray – Vocals
  • Johnny – Guitar/Vox
  • Aaron – Guitar
  • Andre – Bass
  • Big Shred – Guitar
  • Ollie – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Vices


Sounds Like: New Narrative, Voice of Addiction, No Use For A Name, Implied Risk, Modern Goon, The Drowns, Ten Foot Pole, Lagwagon and the Descendents


Check out the new video release from Melbourne Skatepunks Judo Chop! And you better pronounce it that way! I cannot wait to hear more. You can purchase the single here, https://judo-chop.bandcamp.com/releases

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Red Light Rebels To Drop Yet Another Kick Ass Record, “Rewind Erase” On 1/31/2020

Release Date: January 31, 2020                 

Format: Digital

Location: 

  • Cheltenham, England

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Ryan – Guitar/Vocals
  • Tom – Guitar/Vocals
  • Sam – Bass
  • Tommy G – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Rewind Erase, Dead To Me, 

Sounds Like: Ferocious Dogs, Sunset Silhouette, Descendants, New Narrative, Face To Face, 10 Ft Pole, Pulley, and Voice Of Addiction


Back in September 2019 we were first introduced to the Red Light Rebels. Skabones got to check out their split EP, “Red Light Rebels Vs Bottlekids”. I still listen to that split on a frequent basis. You should definitely go check it out here. Since that time the Red Light Rebels have been playing shows and rocking out with legends like the UK Subs. 

In that time they managed to record a brand new EP, “Rewind Erase” which drops on 1/31/2020. Although, “Dead To Me” was released first on the split above.  If there’s one thing I love about the Red Light Rebels, every song no matter fast or slow, feels anthemic. That means every track gets your heart beating and your head thinking. How many bands really make you feel that way? For me the list is actually kind of short, but I digress. So let’s take a deep cut look at “Rewind Erase”. 

The first track is indeed, “Rewind Erase”. A note strike and kick ass drum intro bring this track in with an assault style speed. In my head I can’t get the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack out. Was this song made 20 years too late to be on it? The next track is by far my favorite song on the EP, “Dead To Me”. As I mentioned back in September this track deserves to hit the airwaves! 

“Call To Arms” follows and slows the tempo a bit. It seems a bit darker, yet somewhat uplifting in nature. I may be wrong, but it may be dealing with addiction of some sort. The pure talent in this track displayed by the boys is beyond me. The guitar solos give a solid throwback to a Suicidal Tendencies old school skatepunk feel. 

“Perfect The Last Chapter” follows with some melodic speed punk. Tommy goes hard on drums while Sam’s bass leads the troops. The song has some fantastic lyrical content as well. The last track is “Let Go”. This song is just plain fun as hell. It has some excellent hooks, heavy on bass, and the vocals are fantastic! See yet another anthem song right here! We all have something/someone to let go. 

In retrospect, “Rewind Erase” by the Red Light Rebels proves to me everything I learned about them from the Bottlekids split. They fucking RULE. This EP needs to be heard by anyone who craves the early days like when Milo went to college. Pick it up here on release day, https://redlightrebelsx.bandcamp.com/

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Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Rewind Erase
  2. Dead To Me
  3. Call To Arms
  4. Perfect The Last Chapter
  5. Let Go

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United Defiance Releases New Music Video For New Single “Cool Kids Club” After Signing On With Thousand Islands Records

Photo by Scott Remmers

Release Date: 9/6/2019                                                             

Format: Digital 

Label: Thousand Islands Records

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Noless – Vocals
  • Danny Tuggle – Drums & Vocals
  • Jeff Williams – Bass
  • Sasha Mereu – Guitar & Vocals
  • Renoops – Guitar & Vocals

Favorite Tracks: Cool Kids Club

Sounds Like: Strung Out, Good Riddance, Voice of Addiction, New Narrative, Clusterfux, and Jerkswitch


We love some United Defiance and reviewed their last album, “Safe At Home” via Heliarc Records here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2018/10/05/united-defiance-safe-at-home/. Recently they signed onto one of my favorite record labels, Thousand Islands Records. With the sign on they also announced a new album! 

Today they dropped a new video for their single “Cool Kids Club” in conjunction with Charged Heart Productions! The video premiered over at Bad Copy this morning!

United Defiance will be playing this year’s “Music 4 Cancer” festival in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec on Saturday, September 14th.

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Spewers, Drop New Ep,“A New Disappointment”, And It’s…

Release Date: 7/5/2019                                                       

Format: Digital 

Label: DIY

Location: Chilliwack B.C., CAN

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Blake Pinder
  • Brandon Roper
  • Tony Fehr

Favorite Tracks: Change, Citizen, Slime Category, and I Feel Gray

Sounds Like: Almataha, Dirty Work, Crass, Circle Jerks, Sniper 66, and Zipperz


Photo by Out of Step Productions

Canada seems to be bursting at the seams with tons of great new music. In the last few months we’ve reviewed some other Canadian bands such as Jerkswitch, Hangtime, and Trashed Ambulance. All of them I have really enjoyed listening and singing along. Today we’re going to check out the latest release from, Spewers, “A New Disappointment”. 

“No Change” is the first track up. This song is heavy on bass with an old school punk sound. “Citizen” is the next up. Bring your pogo and jump in the pit. It’s fast and fun, like early Black Flag or DK. “I Feel Gray” rolls in next. This track is pure street punk. The bass and drum throw in a disturbing perfect darkness. 

“Sensitive Punks”, follows with a fast heavy progression. Watch out for the pit! It’s gonna get nasty. Now “Slime Category”, is the last track on the EP. The song has a wicked buildup intro into the vocals. This one speaks to all of us that bust our asses. Only to be left with pennies come pay day. This is by far my favorite track as it crosses back and forth with an almost metal sound. 

In review, “A New Disappointment” by Spewers is a fantastic little EP. I honestly wish it was a bit longer. It’s also NYP in the bandcamp store currently, although toss them at least $1.00 a track! You can listen and download here, https://thespewers.bandcamp.com/album/a-new-disappointment

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. No Change
  2. Citizen
  3. I Feel Gray
  4. Sensitive Punks 
  5. Slime Company 

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Marty, The Russians Are Coming! The Black Russians Drop New Album – “Death By Communism” Via Outloud! Records on 3/11/19

Release Date: 03/11/2019

Format: Digital

Label: Outloud! Records

Location: Leningrad Beach

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Black Russian 1
  • Black Russian 2
  • Black Russian 3
  • Black Russian 4

Favorite Tracks: Red Dawn, Leningrad Beach, My Mommie Is A Commie, UBV76, and Russian Bear

Sounds Like: Ramones, Lillingtons, Sunset Silhouette, and No Use For A Name


The Russians are coming Marty! The Black Russians that is with their latest release, “Death By Communism”. This Soviet Era Pop Punk band is heavily influenced by the Ramones. Truth be told I am in love with this record. From the wicked 80s style guitar solos, kick ass drums, to the thumping bass lines. The vocals are very similar to the Queers, yet there’s still a nod to Johnny Ramone in there.

My personal favorite track is Leningrad Beach. It may be an ode to The Ramones – “Rockaway Beach”, but the Black Russians present this song in a pure skate punk format. This is perfect melodic hardcore at its best. I want to grab my board and hit the streets just listening to this song.


“My Mommie is a commie and she’s running from the CIA”

Black Russians – “My Mommie Is A Commie”

My second favorite track is, “Mommie Is A Commie”. Talk about a song that is super catchy. The guitar hooks are wicked. I am sure hoping this gets a vinyl release at this point even in the review! To be perfectly honest all of these tracks are killer! Time for me stop ranting. Black Russians new, “Death By Communism” should immediately join your download collection. Don’t be surprised later when CPRA says, “We Told Ya So”.

Be sure to pick up the album here, https://outloudrecords.bandcamp.com/album/death-by-communism

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Tracks:

  • Red Dawn
  • Rostov Ripper
  • Leningrad Beach
  • Saviour Of Your Blood
  • 5 Year Plan
  • Night Witches
  • Mommie Is A Commie
  • A Blaze In The Soviet Sky
  • Kremlins
  • UVB76
  • Russian Bear
  • Soviet War Machine
  • Satan U.S.S.R.

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