Release Date: 02/11/2022                                                   

Format: Digital 

Location: Denver, CO

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

-Guitar & Vocals: Jeff Giles
-Bass: Natalie McFall
-Drums: Alex Mark

Per Bandcamp

-Recorded by Kyle Tilev
-Mixed and Masterd by Chris Fogal
-Artwork by Max Ratkai

Favorite Tracks: Spaceship

Sounds Like: Madaline, Buck-O-Nine, RBF, Goldfinger, MMB, Younger Than Neil, The Holophonics, Deals Gone Bad, Bouncing Souls, Zebrahead, Kill Lincoln, Unwritten Law


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It’s a rad day here at CPRA as Denver’s All Waffle Trick released their new single for “Spaceship” just last week! I wanted to know a bit more about this awesome track so I reached out to the band for comment. Per Jeff Giles, “From the first time I watched A New Hope, I knew I wanted nothing more than to get to this place. This place where this magic of space wizards living inside a western and across the stars.” Per drummer Alex “Curly” Mark, “Star Wars has always made me feel like THAT galaxy isn’t quite so far as it seems”.

With Star Wars Day quickly approaching on May 4, 2022 will we get more tracks from All Waffle Trick? Now that would be rad. In the meantime check out the new single here, https://allwaffletrick.bandcamp.com/.

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Spaceship

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Release Date: January 4, 2022                

Format: Digital and Physical 

Location: Denver

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • James – Lead Vocals, Guitar 
  • Eric – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Daub – Bass, Vocals
  • Don-John – Drums, Math

Favorite Tracks: Just A Dream, Toxic Mirror, Snowball, Frontiers Of The Wasteland, Trains, Lies, Searching, Suicide Note, and The Past is Torched

Sounds Like: The Briggs, The Drowns, Buzzcocks, Good Riddance, Stiff Little Fingers, and Face To Face and Get Dead


Denver based punk rock band One Time Crime released their new record “Kill The Lights on January 4, 2022. It’s been almost 5 years since their last release, “The Finale E.P.”. A whole lot has changed since 2017. The world has pretty much gone to as Ozzy Man say’s, “Destination F#cked”. Since then, I find myself needing more things to use as a pick me up, like music, movies, and time with friends. 

We lost an entire year due to Covid and it’s still going! Denver lost some iconic music venues, bars and bands even broke up. So, when I found out One Time Crime dropped a new record. I knew I had to listen immediately. “Kill The Lights” did not disappoint. In fact, it blew my mind. That serotonin I needed was there. It just needed a good healthy trigger. Although the subject matter may be dark. It sparked a fire deep inside me. I love the combination of 90s punk. OI, and modern punk rock. 

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Here are some tracks you need to listen to immediately! “Just A Dream” – This track defines my thoughts on 90’s punk. It’s like it was ripped out of a Fat Wreck catalog from 1996, but better. My next favorite track is “Toxic Mirror”. The track goes hardcore off the bat. Hey kids, if you wanna piss off your parent’s play this. “Snowball” is next. This track has almost a metal feel to it. “Trains’ is absolutely a badass track. We all want and need to get away sometimes.  

“Searching” is slower than some of the other tracks, but has some very deep lyrics, and rad work on guitar. This is the kind of track you need to play for the bar. And last, but not least “The Past Is Torched” is about letting go and moving on. The bass and drums are the real stars on this epic track. So what are you waiting for? Go add “Kill The Lights” to your kickass playlist. It’s out now on all major music providers. 

Track List

  1. Just a Dream
  2. Moments
  3. Toxic Mirror
  4. Snowball
  5. Frontiers of the Wasteland
  6. Trains
  7. Lies
  8. Searching
  9. Suicide Note
  10. The Past is Torched

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Release Date: September 3, 2021

Format: Digital & Physical

Location: Denver, Colorado

Favorite Tracks: Heartsick, Lovestuck, Classwar, So, Brother (Stalemate mix), Sugarcane (Remix), Papa Tells me and Fauxhawk

Sounds Like: Bad Religion, Descendants, Thrice, Flatliners, Sunset Silhouette, Shell Corporation, Propagandhi, and Against Me!   


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It’s spooky season here at Colorado Punk Rock Army. All of our admins are wearing their Halloween gear and listening to nonstop local punk rock albums. I decided I’d give Poor Me’s latest release, “Stalemate” a spin. So the big question remains is “Stalemate” a trick or treat? 

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The first track is “Heartsick” . It starts off slowly like a nightmarish lullaby. It quickly goes from zero to hundred in mere milliseconds. Per the band’s website this song is about moving on from an unforgettable past. Next is my absolute favorite track on the album, “Lovestruck”. This track is a tribute to Denver punk rock legend Johnny Bender. I’ll never forget where I was the night I heard Johnny passed. This beautiful tribute is so fitting for anyone who’s suffering the loss of a loved one. 

“So, Brother” (Stalemate Mix) follows and originally appeared on the band’s 2018 “Sugarcane” release. This new remix version hits harder with heavier chords and Delany’s sometimes gutter-like vocals. I have always loved the lyrics of this track.

“Let’s sacrifice it all. There wasn’t much for saving.
We’re welcoming your tired eyes – we’ll give you back your sight.
Although you’re broken, you still dissent?
So brother, why aren’t you changing? The truth is bright.
We share all the answers to fear the night.”

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“Sugarcane” (Stalemate Remix – Originally appeared on “Sugarcane”) follows and this track seems much heavier than its counterpart. The gang vocals seem more polished. The drums and melody seem more powerful and yet the track still sends a great message. My third favorite track is up next and is called “Class War”. 

Honestly if I didn’t know this song was by Poor Me I would have to guess it was by Propagandhi or The Shell Corporation. This track is an absolute killer. We all know how divisive the last 5 years have been. It sure does not appear to be getting better anytime soon. 

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“Papa Tells Me” (Stalemate Mix – Originally appeared on “Sugarcane”) is up next and has a strong message. As sons and daughters, we are always living in our parents’ shadows. Of course, this isn’t always a bad thing, but sometimes there’s so much pressure put on the child’s shoulder even at a very young age. The first child is usually considered a “Golden Child”. The one child to change the family’s name in the social and political circles. I for one can easily identify with this track. 

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This version again destroys the former with more emphasis on a heavier sound edging the fine line between punk rock and hardcore. The track reminds me of something you would put on in a grungy rock bar before racking up the pool cues. “Mistakes Can Be Made” (Stalemate Mix – Originally appeared on “Sugarcane”) is up next. Pick up your air guitar and play along. The guitar is perfect for skatepunk fans and accompanies the vocals like magic. 

“I gave up on God and called for the nurse – a daydream had startled me.
That smile on your face may never return to me.
I couldn’t lie there and wait.
I guarantee in this life that mistakes can be made.
Guaranteed to challenge myself – but I can’t commit to a change.
Or maybe I’ll quit – I can’t commit to a change.”

“Strawman” is a brand-new track and it hits home. We fill ourselves up on so much crap to make us whole. This song is a little slower than some of the former tracks, but it can probably still manage a decent and fun circle pit. It will make you start to question life and it’s meaning.

“Fauxhawk” brings in an energetically charged political message questioning organized religion and the church’s intention. Even though it has a super deep meaning. This song is so much fun! Maybe it’s the melody or or the chorus, but this track makes me wanna dance. 

Well, we have arrived at our final track, “Perpetrators (Stalemate Mix – Originally appeared on “Sugarcane”. I have loved this song since “Sugarcane’s release. This version is so much stronger. You can feel the blood, sweat and tears pumped into the bass, the drums, guitar and vocals. You’re likely to bust a vocal chord by trying to match Delaney’s vocal styling. 

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Overall is “Stalemate” a trick or treat? Well it’s absolutely amazing on all fronts. The best part is feeling the impressive tempo changes and powerhouse of energy. With tracks like, Heartsick, Lovestruck, Class War, Papa Tells Me, and Strawman one is sure to keep this record spinning.  I’m giving a ”Stalemate” my vote in CPRA’s Best Of 2021 Local Albums list”. See Poor Me with Cheap Perfume and Reno Divorce this Saturday (10/30/2021) at The Marquis Theatre for Stalemate’s album release party!

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Heartsick 03:18
  2. Lovestruck 03:13
  3. So, Brother (Stalemate Mix) 02:18
  4. Sugarcane (Stalemate Mix) 02:54
  5. Classwar 03:02
  6. Papa Tells Me (Stalemate Mix) 03:20
  7. Mistakes Can Be Made (Stalemate Mix) 03:05
  8. Strawman 03:17
  9. Fauxhawk 03:05
  10. Perpetrators (Stalemate Mix) 04:15

Links

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

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

Website – https://www.poormemusic.net/

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/27VhunyJUfXiYgFzaQV62g?si=jG3MYtDMTBCczzcAH8JDjQ

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Long Island, NY folk punks, Clover’s Curfew released a new video yesterday for “Salt & Sugar”. This track is not only catchy, but hits you hard right in the heart!

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

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdEmJlkx6jKFl7f67Uqe1Zg

Release Date: April 23, 2021

Format: Digital

Location: Denver, CO

Sounds like: CHASER, I Am The Owl, Fine Dining, and Record Thieves


Todays the big day for Denver’s A Little Off as they release their brand new video for “The Space Between Us”. Sunset Silhouette’s Brian Bonsall makes a guest appearance on this video. I personally cannot wait to see A Little Off as soon as possible! This track comes from their latest killer EP, “Symptomatic”. Get it now, https://alittleoff.bandcamp.com/releases

In case you need more check out their video for “Cauterized”!

Links

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

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

Bandcamp – https://alittleoff.bandcamp.com/releases

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3jNuezSskC4Zk5pSWp8pqQ

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

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Tyler has had a strange relationship with plasma over the past few months, was forced into sobriety on doctor’s orders, and is currently screen-printing (in his basement) pictures of his husky onto various forms of merch.

I fucking love this guy. He is unabashedly honest, and cool-minus the bravado. He plays guitar for Voice of Addiction and has toured extensively throughout the US. He has this genuinely earnest approach to life. Let’s all be like Tyler.

“Bringing decent lyrics back in the game. Songs by a traveling punk about life. Pretty much sounds like Tony Hawk Pro Skater record” is how Tyler describes his sound.

This month, Tyler released a new track “Welcome to the Shit Show” which is a rad song that everyone can relate to. Give it a spin and check out our video interview: TRYINGTOGETBY

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Best of 2020 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by

Skabones

2020 is almost over, we are almost to the finish line. While 2020 will go down in history as being the “Year Of The Rona”. It will go down for me as memorable time in punk rock releases. What do you think about my list? What would you add? The last live show I saw was in May and I sadly haven’t been to one since, So bring on the vaccine and let live music commence!

 

Skabones’s Top 3 Local LP Or Full Albums of 2020

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1. Record Thieves – ‘Wasting Time’
2. The Mazlows – ‘Community Locker’
3. People Corrupting People – ‘Lounge Lizard’
 
 

 

Skabones Top 3 Local EP

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1. The Unindicted Co-Conspirators Colfax Confidential

2. Amazing Flying Dumbasses/Worthless Commodity Split

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3. Barking Mad (Returning from 2019) Stone Age
   
   

 

Skabones Top 5 International Full Length Albums

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1. The Drowns Under Tension
2. Millie Manders & The Shutup Telling Truths & Breaking Ties
3. End Of Pipe Mass Hysteria
4. A Total Disappointment (ATD) A Total Disappointment
5. Run The Jewels RTJ4

 

Skabones  Top 5 International EP/LP

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1.  Hangtime  Destroy
2.  The Conspirators While The World Sleeps
3.  CHASER Look Alive
4.  Classics Of Love World Of Burning Hate
5. Duck And Cover Two Shots

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Well there you have it my picks for 2020! You check out all of our reviews here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/album-reviews-music-news/.

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Release Date: 11/24/2020                                               

Format: Digital/Physical 

Label: Thousand Islands Records

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Mike Waterhouse

Jim Wilcox

Allen White

Fred Bear

Chad Gilbert

Favorite Tracks: Sacrifice, Work It Out, Transmission Clear, Sunburn, Actors For Hire, Who’s Driving, Wasting Time, The Feed, Daily Revolver, Crown Of Foil, and Slumber Party

Sounds Like: TBR, Nofx, Sunset Silhouette, Descendants, MxPx, Pennywise, Authority Zero, and Pulley


Are you looking for some new kickass skatepunk? Look no further, Denver’s Record Thieves have released their debut album ‘Wasting Time’ via Thousand Islands Records. CPRA has been wanting to get our hands on this one since the band released their first single a few months back. This punk rock supergroup, features members from, Of Authority Zero, Allout Helter, and Boldtype. Each member brings their own unique and epic style to this record. 

Sacrifice

The first track is “Sacrifice”. I was immediately thrown back into my highschool era 92-96. This was back when bands like NOFX, and Propagandi were bringing joy to my little teenage ear holes. The quick guitar hooks are my favorite in the track and the lyrical content hits home. 

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Work It Out

We’ve all been there when a relationship is failing. You question everything and anything. I think we can all relate to the songwriter on this track. I love the drums on this track, The melodic hardcore style feels perfected, yet not too close to being overproduced. I’ll be adding this track to my next relationship mixtape. 

Transmission Clear

This track is about letting go and moving on. The song is more on the melodic hardcore side which is unexpected, but gives the track a more deeper feeling. The lyrics again steal the show while the lead vocals perfectly align. If you are currently leaving a tough relationship listen to this track. Music soothes a damaged soul. 

Sunburn

This track swings right back to the skate punk side with it heavy chords, fast hooks, and awesome change ups. I love the guitar on this track. It harkens back to an early Suicidal Tendencies feeling. 

Actors For Hire

This track goes full hardcore. It reminds me of early Strung Out with its kickass riffs on guitar, thumping bass, and crazy fast drums. The vocals are killer. This is by far my favorite track on the record. 

Who’s Driving

This is my second favorite track. I love everything about this track, Waterhouse’s vocals are killer! The ending guitar riff sends it over the edge! We’re gonna need a music video for this one. 

Wasting Time

I don’t know about you, but I’ve wasted plenty of time in anger. Mainly with things completely out of my control. Things I really should’ve let go. Some of those things took me years to get over. We all feel out of control right now with Covid, so put this on and get some of that out! This track is beautiful. The bass gives this a dark edge. 

The Feed

This track comes in at a breakneck speed. Hit the pit, this is the track to do it. I hear some older influences and I love it. This track talks about the dangers of technology and nonstop “Feeding The Machine”. 

Daily Revolver

The guitar riffs on this track are fucking rad. It speaks about breaking the daily 9-5 cycle and remaining true to yourself. 

Crown Of Foil 

With the invention of the internet of course conspiracy theories had to follow. The gang vocals, “We can run, but we can’t hide” are by far my favorite part of this song. 

Slumber Party

Sadly we have reached the final song on ‘Wasting Time’. I have no idea where this came from, but this track reminds me of the movie/series, “High Fidelity”. Isn’t that what art/music is supposed to do? This is the perfect ending for an album. 

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CPRA Conclusion

In Denver we have 2 scenes, Metal and Punk Rock. Occasionally there may be a show which features bands from both, but unfortunately it’s not very often. ‘Wasted Time’ by the Record Thieves may just be the album that can bridge these 2 scenes under one roof. The 90’s skate punk sound will leave you with “Devil Horns” in the air as you hit the skatepark. It will leave a lasting impression on you as it has on this writer. This record is just what I needed to cure my Covid 19 blues.

Seriously get this on vinyl for that authentic sound here, or buy the digital release here, https://thousandislandsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wasting-time

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Release Date: 11/1/2020                                                          

Format: Digital

Location: Denver, CO

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Brett Delaney: Vocals / Nick Butler: Guitar / Nick Chmel: Drums / Mike Goyn: Bass/Vocals / Jason McWhinnie: Guitar/Vocals

Favorite Tracks: Classwar

Sounds Like: The Shell Corp, Propagandhi, Good Riddance, and Anti-Flag



Denver’s Poor Me dropped a surprise new single yesterday in support to remind you to get out and vote. Poor Me’s latest release, “Classwar” is an anger driven punk rock anthem that begs you to challenge the truth. The gang vocals really make this track stand out. You can pick it up here, https://poorme.bandcamp.com/track/classwar

Make sure your voice is heard on November 3, 2020, You can find your local polling place here, https://www.usa.gov/election-office.

“This oath is class war – tandem discourse.

No wished reward. Here’s giving to lofty goals.

Ugliness took the polls.

Touché. Well played.

And they never cared at all.

And they never cared.

No, they never cared at all.”

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Track List (Subject To Change)

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