Radio Blast Drops “In Your Face” EP Via Mom’s Basement Records/Mom’s Cellar Dwellers Records

Release Date: August 10, 2020                                                            

Format: Digital

Label: Radio Blast Productions • Mom’s Cellar Dwellers

Production – (Per Bandcamp) – Mastered by Justin Perkins at the Mystery Room Mastering

Guest appearance on “In Your Face” provided by Reverend Norb

Location: NYC

Album Art – Radio Blast

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Kaspar (Vocals/Guitar)
  • Dom (Drums, Backing Vox)
  • Mike (Guitar, Backing Vox)
  • Francis M Dial (Bass)s

Favorite Tracks: All Of Them!

Sounds Like: Latte+, Follow Ups, Queers, and JERK


This summer may be the summer of COVID 19, but not all is a loss. New York City based, Radio Blast dropped a new EP, “In Your Face” back on August 10, 2020. We have been blasted by awesome releases this summer and “In Your Face” is another EP to add to your “Buy Now” list. This record is another amazing addition from Mom’s Celler Dwller/Mom’s Basement Records. So let’s check out “In Your Face”. 

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The first track is indeed, “In Your Face”. It has a kick ass Tommy Ramone style beat. The track is lyrically catchy. It’s fun with an old school throwback sound. The next song is “She’s A Cannibal”. This song slides to the horror punk side, but retains that fun Ramonescore beat. This is my favorite track on the record. The 3rd track up is “Boy With A Six Pack”. This song is heavy on bass and speaks on the dangers of adolescent alcoholism. It’s quite catchy! The final track is “Teddy”. This track has great bass, drums and extremely catchy chorus.

In conclusion “In Your Face” by Radio Blast is a short and in your face blast of fun. Ramonescore fans will dig this record. Personally, keep your eye out for another vinyl release. They are currently sold out, but I’m guessing another will come! You can check it out here, https://radioblast.bandcamp.com/album/in-your-face-ep

Track List (Subject To Change)

In Your Face

She’s A Cannibal

Boy With The Six Pack

Teddy

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Smokin’ Sam Babin The One Man Punk Rock Band Is Back With Vol 5!

Volume 5: The Return of Karl Marx

Release Date: July 25, 2020

Format: Digital

Current Lineup: Smokin’ Sam Babin

Favorite Tracks: Blow Smoke Up Your Ass, The Return Of Karl Marx and many more!

Sounds Like: Buzzcocks, Dirty Work, Zipperz and Subhumans


The ever popular one man punk rock band is back with ‘Volume 5: The Return of Karl Marx’! This 19 track album is FREE right now on Bandcamp, but make sure you throw some cash to help cover the cost!

Sam’s latest release “Volume 5: The Return of Karl Marx”

Originally born and raised in Chicago, IL. Sam has taken his music throughout the states. Let’s show Sam some DIY love and check out his tunes below!

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Links:

-Bandcamp: https://smokinsambabin.bandcamp.com/

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT2injjYfkWCRJjYmRkZVew

Dos Cobros “Synesthesia” Is A Walk Through A Post Punk, Metal Infused World Of Insanity & We Love It

Release Date: June 19, 2020                          

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Snow Wolf Records

Location: US

Current Lineup: (Per Bandcamp)

Cobra Brother 2: Additional Guitar/Vocals/Double Pen Vocals, Additional Bro

Cobra Brother 2: Additional Drums(Kit of Pain) Double Pen Vocals, Additional Bro

Jarred McKinney:(Guitar/Keys/Vox on Xtra Track)

King Kobra:Out Camping

Cover Art created by: Jim Maddison at Print Mafia

Album art enhancement and Layout by Pat Miller

Disc Art By Pat Miller

Favorite Tracks: Space Wolf, The Russian Sleep Experiment, Kiss The Knife, Domestic Punk


Sounds Like: Vashon Seed, Early Metallica (Kill Em All), Fuzztones, The Melvins, Sonics, All Out Helter, Dream Theatre, Denver’s Wild Lives and Judas Priest


Order Here – https://snowwolfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/synesthesia

Dos Cobros released their new album, ‘Synesthesia’ back on June 19, 2020 via Snow Wolf Records. This album is unique in so many different and exciting ways. “Space Wolf” begins sounding like a Misfits track, yet spins around into an almost dark Metallica theme. Whereas the next song, “The Russian Sleep Experiment”, sounds more like an updated version of the Stooges or Velvet Underground track. “Kiss The Knife” even throws in a bit of Industrial sound. The heavy guitar and deep bass are amazing. 

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“Domestic Punk” is for all of us Punk Rock Dads. We are trying to maintain our punk creds while raising our little monsters. It’s hilarious and sad but true, “You’re So Cool is up next and sounds a bit like the Stooges mixed with the Dead Kennedys. “Pretty Kitty follows with a sensual Iggy Pop groove. The guitar has a kick ass Motley Crue sound with dark vocals and a New York Dolls heavy bass line, The drums are frantic and rad on this track. 

“Danger Wank”, is up next with a groovy bass line. The drums lead all out assault as the lead singer spins his tale. The track is only 1:45, yet when it’s over you will be hitting that repeat button. The final track is next, “(To)Night Beat”. I immediately reached for the nearest air guitar. This track gets progressively faster before slowing down only to regain steam. I love this track! 

Overall, Dos Cobro’s ‘Synesthesia’ is truly a walk through so many different and eclectic musical  genres. The sheer talent of pulling together all of these genres is not only admirable, but fascinating. The storyline of this record is like being immersed in a Dark Horse comic book and doing your best to survive just one day. You can and you should pick up ‘Synesthesia’ here, https://snowwolfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/synesthesia.  

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Space Wolf
The Russian Sleep Experiment
Kiss The Knife
Domestic Punk
You’re So Cool
Pretty Kitty
Danger Wank
(To)Night Beat

Links:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/doscobros/
Bandcamp: https://snowwolfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/synesthesia
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/dos_cobros/
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Best Pop Punk Single Of 2020? Denver’s The Mazlows Release “Leaving Town” Out Now!

Art work by @_mck.k

Release Date: 7/16/2020

Format: Digital

Label: DIY

Location: Denver, Colorado

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Nate Hout – vocals/guitar
  • Colton Kooker – guitar
  • Daniel Carrillo – drums
  • Peter Hodel – bass

Favorite Tracks: Leaving Town

Sounds Like: Sunset Silhouette, Came And Took It, Mixed Kid Fridays, The Swifts, Stray The Course, and FIDLAR


Photo By Lola Marie

Denver’s The Mazlow’s dropped a fresh single this morning called, “Leaving Town”. Is it the best pop punk single to release this summer? It comes off the heals of some of their previous releases, which you can hear and read about here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/tag/the-mazlows/. This track was originally written 15 years ago when the Mazlow’s were angsty teenage boys.

Photo By Lola Marie

Per their recent article in Westward, “Leaving Town” is about just that. Seeking out those teenage desires to run free out into the world. Per guitarist Colton Kooker, “The song connects our young dreams of moving away, to the current realities of still having challenges in life,”. For me this track encapsulates that teenage feeling of wanting to break free and experience life as we know it.

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With COVID currently stalking us, it’s awesome to have something energetic and hopeful to sing along with. This writer couldn’t be more excited for their full album release in August 2020. You can pick up the single now from all the major music providers.

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#SOCAL Skatepunks CHASER Announce ‘Look Alive’ 7” Pre-orders Open 7/31/2020

Release Date:  Drops 9/4/2020, Pre-orders begin 7/31/2020                        

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Available worldwide in 4 different color variants via Thousand Islands Records (Canada), Sound Speed Records (USA), SBAM Records (Europe) and Pee Records (Australia). Limited to 333 copies with pre-orders going live on July 31.

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


Legendary socal skatepunks Chaser have announced a new 7” ‘Look Alive’ to be released on 9/4/2020 with 100% of the profits going to Equal Justice Initiative, Educational First Steps, Crisis Aid International, and Surfrider Foundation. As COVID continues to rage across the world the band hopes they can help keep up the good fight. 

“Our proceeds from the record will be donated to 4 carefully handpicked charitable organizations: Equal Justice Initiative, Educational First Steps, Crisis Aid International, and Surfrider Foundation. 2020 has been a year like no other. In the face of such unprecedented crises, one’s impact feels further minimized. However, if we have learned anything from these experiences, it is that we are all in this together and have a responsibility to do our part. At the minimum, manage what we can control.”

After their 2018 amazing album, ‘Sound The Sirens’, the band continues on 20 years later with main stage invitations and a desire to give back to the community. Be sure to stay tuned for that pre-order link! 

Look Alive 7” tracklist:

Look Alive (Side A)

Found Myself Again (Side B)

Links:

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

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

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

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#RiotGRRLs The Damed Drop New Video for “Ritual Revolution” Out Now

Out Now!

Release Date: 7/13/2020

Production Company: Ting Ting Took These                                                      

Format: Digital 

Label: A Diamond Heart Production

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Hellskiss – Vox/Gtr

Watts – Drums

Suze – Bass/Vox

Favorite Tracks: Ritual Revolution

Sounds Like: Bikini Kill, The Breeders, Doll Skin, L7, Cheap Perfume and Bratmobile


Directed by: Melissa Yu

The Damed continue to kick-ass and take names. They dropped their new video yesterday for “Ritual Revolution”. Per the band, “Ritual Revolution is a song about real covens of witches around the world that participate in a mass occult by casting binding spells over each waning moon to try and remove the president from office so he will stop doing harm to others.

In the video, the sorcerer symbolizes the president and we the witches are fighting back in self-defense to stand up for human rights at all costs to take our power back from the Trump administration.” Take a second and go read our review here from their self title release, ‘The Damed’, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/07/11/riot-grrrl-in-full-effect-with-the-dameds-latest-self-titled-release/.

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Photo by Melissa Yu

This little track and video from the Damed, shows how strong the punk rock community is in our endless fight against the Trump administration and fascism. Be sure to pick up the record here, https://thedamedband.bandcamp.com/releases.

Links:

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

Bandcamp: https://thedamedband.bandcamp.com/album/the-damed

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzMgIkdGl9xbAqX_2KXKsUQCPRA

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

#NewVideoWednesday Hangtime Drops “When We Were Young”, From New EP, ‘Destroy’

Format: Digital

Label: DIY

Location: Toronto, ON

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Rick Burns – Vocals/Guitar
  • Warren Gregson – Vocals/Guitar
  • Dan Scicchitano – Bass
  • Enzo Suppa – Drums

Favorite Tracks: When We Were Young

Sounds Like: Aimless Again, Dorkatron, The Livermores, Penske File, and the Mazlows


It appears Toronto Punks, Hangtime have dropped a new video for “When We Were Young” from their Fall 2020 EP release, ‘Destroy’. Ok so even though this whole quarantine pretty much sucks. It’s awesome bands are still putting so much out!

Check out our album review below from 6/7/2019! https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/06/17/cpra-music-news-toronto-punks-hangtime-release-new-ep-invasion/

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Scottish Alt Rockers Take Today Release New Video From ‘Visions’ EP, Highlighting The Importance Of Mental Health, Check Out “Divide” Now!

Release Date:  June 26, 2020                         

Format: Digital

Label: Unsigned

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Paul Daly – Vocals
  • Neil Parkinson – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
  • Cameron Wilson – Lead Guitar
  • Kai Cairney – Bass/Vocals
  • Scott Craig – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Divide

Sounds Like: A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, Taking Back Sunday, and Brand New


Since placing in 2019 Fireball’s Hottest Band and opening for Flogging Molly in Glasgow, Take Today has hit a historic rise in popularity. Check out their new animated video, “Divide”, from their EP, ‘Visions’.

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You should definitely pick this one up right here and right now, https://open.spotify.com/artist/5eYgC285Ux3Mw8wXKCt8fO?si=ZbegPuOFTySXpjSvCT4ewA

Links:
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/taketodayofficial/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/taketodayuk/

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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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Hangtime Releases New Video For “Too Many Days” From Their Next EP, “Destroy” Out September 2020

Format: Digital

Label: DIY

Location: Toronto, ON

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Rick Burns – Vocals/Guitar
  • Warren Gregson – Vocals/Guitar
  • Dan Scicchitano – Bass
  • Enzo Suppa – Drums

Favorite Tracks: Too Many Days

Sounds Like: Aimless Again, Dorkatron, The Livermores, Penske File, and the Mazlows

Check out the new video from Hangtime, “Too Many Days”. This track will be on their new EP “Destroy” which drops in September 2020!

Check out our album review below from 6/7/2019! https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/06/17/cpra-music-news-toronto-punks-hangtime-release-new-ep-invasion/

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