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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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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Joey Ramone Would Be Proud As JERK! Reissues “Panic Via Mom’s Basement/Cellar Dweller Records

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Release Date:  Original Release July 19, 2019                            

Format: Digital & Physical

Label: Mom’s Basement Records

Distro: Mom’s Cellar Dwellers

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

Josh The Jerk Bass/Vocals

Matt Brown Guitar/vocals

Josh Howard Drums/Vocals

Favorite Tracks: Suzy Is A Bonehead, Atomic, Goodbye Sonia, JERK!, I Killed The Prom Queen, F*ck You Moron, I Hate Guys Like You, Just You, Mr Metalhead and Radical

Sounds Like: Ramones, Follow Ups, Teenage Bottle Rocket, Lillingtons, The Corps, and the Queers


Right now more than ever. We need new music that not only helps us cope with this new world we are living in, but music that makes us happy. It seems everyday we get more and more bad news. Last week my favorite local venue, 3 Kings announced they were closing for good. My heart sank as I knew this would be a blow to the community. I needed a boost of serotonin and decided to check out JERK!’s new reissue of “Panic Attack”. 

The reissue is brought to us by Mom’s Basement/Mom’s Celler Dweller Records. Mom’s is quickly becoming one of my favorite independent record labels. We seem to love just about everything they are releasing. So what about JERK!’s “Panic Attack” record makes me happy? So let’s take a look in track by track fashion. The first track is “Invader Of My Mind”. This is a wicked introduction to the record, The drums are powerful, chords ripping, and seems to bring light with a Ramonescore sound. If something or someone is in your mind and you want it out. Put on this track. 

My personal favorite track is next up and called, “Suzy Is A Bonehead” this seems to be a spin on“Suzy Is A Headbanger” by the Ramones. This track is lyrically addicting, and fun to sing along with. My second favorite track follows, “Atomic”. Both of these tracks are simple in beats and measures, but call out to the youth inside me. When listening I feel transported back into the 90’s when my worst fear was failing math. 

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Another kick ass track is next with “Goodbye Sonia”. This is “Break Up Punk” at it’s finest. If there’s one thing most breakup songs leave out. Sometimes breaking up a relationship is indeed the best thing for everyone involved. So instead of crying along with Sarah Mclachlan’s, “Angel” put on this track and feel better about yourself. This track seems to have too many influences to mention.

“JERK!”, follows and is full of some awesome skatepunk. Everything goes into full on turbo mode. Personally I really wasn’t expecting hardcore since most of the tracks follow more of a Ramonescore sound. “In My Dreams” returns a melodic more feel. This is an optimistic love song with some fantastic bass and guitar lines. “I Killed The Prom Queen” is next and the theme is from the Halloween movie series. This track cracks me up, yet kicks ass. “I killed the prom queen, she was no Jaime Curtis, I stabbed her in the back”. The guitar lines are amazing.

Josh’s vocals remind me of the legendary Joe Queer on this one. “Hey Bud Let’s Party” follows and it reminds of the Ramones track, “Rock N Roll Highschool”. This track will be my theme when we can finally break out from quarantine land. “Freak” is next and comes in rolling hard. It almost has a rockabilly feel, while maintaining  a true punk rock sound. Man I need to listen to more JERK! 

“I Hate Guys Like You” is next and I love this track. Have you ever had a close friend screw you over or act like they are more “Scene” than you? The next song is “F#ck You Moron” and is the perfect remedy for blowing off some steam. The hardcore is strong with this track. This song is about being yourself in the eyes of the opposition. 

“Just You” is a love song. This track makes me feel young again. I’d really like to see this track get played on Punk Tacos! “Mr. Metalhead” follows and is hilarious while it also shreds. Good luck getting this out of your head! We’ve come to our final track, “Radical”. When I was a teen I was known for my mix tapes. Yes I was a music nerd. Music was my gateway to expression. This love song should definitely end up on your “2020 Love Playlist”.

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Overall, if you’re looking for something to help you out of this COVID hole, this record is the one. JERK!’s, “Panic Attack” is a romp of good old fashioned Ramonscore punk rock, saddled with some great hardcore skatepunk tracks. I highly recommend this record and will be adding it to the nominee list for Best Album of 2020! You can pick it up here, http://www.momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com/

Track List (Per Bandcamp)

Invader Of My Mind 

Suzy Is A Bonehead

Atomic

Goodbye Sonia

Jerk!

In My Dreams

I Killed The Prom Queen

Hey Bud, Let’s Party!

Freak

Hate Guys Like You

F#zck You Moron

Just You

Mr. Metalhead

Radical 

Links:

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

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

Bandcamp: https://jerkpunkrock.bandcamp.com/

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Mom’s Basement Records/Mom’s Cellar Dwellers Info 
Email – Momsbasementrecords@gmail.com

Webstore – www.momsbasementrecords.bigcartel.com

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

Instagram – @momsbasementrecords Twitter – @momsrecs

Featuring Members From Legendary Bands, Sin City Rejects, Drop New Album, “The Death Of A Nation”

Release Date: 7/4/2019                                                      

Format: Digital

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Scotty Griffin
  •  Johnny Roxx 
  • Jason Green
  •  Max Mazursky

Favorite Tracks: Death Of A Nation, Stronger Than This, 23, Sadder Day, and The Darkest Night. 

Sounds Like: TSOL, Ramones, Dickies, The Vibrators, The Heartbreakers, and The Cramps


Photo by Megan Brooke

It’s no surprise your friendly neighborhood punx here at CPRA love classic punk rock. Maybe we’re just all 40+? I kid of course. We grew up when punk rock was planting its roots. You couldn’t simply walk into Hot Topic and buy a Misfits shirt. You had to seek out a locally owned record shop hoping they may have one in stock. Now it’s 2019 and my have things changed. There’s one thing that hasn’t changed. My love for a classic punk sound! 

It’s my pleasure to review the new Sin City Rejects new album, “Death Of  A Nation”. This record features, Scotty Griffin (L.A. Guns) on Lead Vocals, Johnny Roxx (Ian Mitchell’s Bay City Rollers) on Lead Guitar & Jason Green (Sin City Sinners) on bass. This album also features guest appearances by Richie Ramone (Ramones) Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative) & Anthony Tiny Biuso (T.S.O.L., The Dickies).

Scotty Griffin Pic By Benjamin Adams

“The Death Of A Nation” starts the record with a speech clip from Malcolm X. “Our forefathers weren’t the Pilgrims. We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock; the rock was landed on us”. (Ballot or the Bullet (Washington Heights, NY, March 29, 1964). Talk about a powerful opening. The classic punk sound is so evident, yet the simplicity of it all is encouraging. 

“Ask not what your country can do, 

But when and how,

They’re gonna fuck you”

“Stronger Than This” is one of those songs you NEED to have when going through a tough relationship break up. It’s also my personal favorite track on the record. Green’s bass lines quickly become an addiction, while Griffin’s vocals lead the guitar into an excellent solo. The kick drum on this track will be your new best friend.

“23” is up next and grab that pogo. It’s not quite the mosh of all moshing songs, but it’s catchy, hilarious, and simple. This track is about dating a person much younger than you. I’m 42 and deathly afraid of ever having to rejoin the dating scene. Plus at 23 we are all bat shit crazy trying to figure shit out. 

“(I Just Wanna) Waste Some Time With You” follows and features legend, Richie Ramone. This Ramonescore song is wonderfully crafted. Grab your partner head for the pit. This is a punk rock love song! The guitar on this track is fantastic. The next track is “Sadder Day”. This track has to be inspired by the Ramones. The “Bop” is clearly evident and adds meticulously to grand culmination. I love this track! 

“Mama Always Knew” follows with a darker edge. We’ve all been in shitty relationships with people whom are bad for us. Sometimes you have to learn the hard way. If you’re like me, probably a few times haha!. The track has a nice heavy bass line, great drum work, and catchy lyrics. “If Mary Wanna” in next. This catchy anthem to cannabis is a Sin City Sinners cover. This track has been stuck in head since first listen.

“On The Darkest Night”, feels like the Cramps crawled out of the grave and reunited for just one track. The heavy bass lines, circus freak like drums, surf rock guitar riffs, and metal like vocals. This is another one of my favorite tracks. Be sure to add this to any Halloween playlist!

Damn I wish I could make this show!

In conclusion this record kicks serious ass! “The Death Of A Nation” by the Sin City Rejects is MUST own record. This is one of those albums that will appeal to not only punks, but old school metal lovers as well. The catchy songs, wicked drums, amazing bass and guitar will have you clamoring for more. Hit the link below to download now!

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Death of a Nation
  2. Stronger Than This
  3. 23
  4. (I Just Wanna) Waste Some Time With You Ft Richie Ramone
  5. Sadder Day
  6. Mary Jane is a Punk
  7. Mama Always Knew You Were
  8. If Mary Wanna
  9. On The Darkest Night FT Johnny Kelly

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The Young Rochelles – “The Young Rochelles (S/T)”

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Release Date: December 8, 2017                                           

Format: Digital and Vinyl

Label: Sounds Rad Records

Location: Long Beach, NY

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Ricky Rochelle – Lead Vocals and Drums
  • Rookie Rochelle – Bass Guitar
  • Rocky Rochelle – Electric Guitar and Backup Vocals

Favorite Tracks: My Stomach Hates My Guts, Mental Vacation, Return Of The Skunk Ape, Coastin’ Strong, Monster In My Hallway, and Never Saw The Ramones.

Sounds Like: The Ramones, The Queers, Aimless Again, Teenage Bottlerocket, and Screeching Weasel


Here at CPRA we are all huge fans of the Ramones and Ramonescore in general. So any time we get a review request in for something in relation I tend to get a bit excited. The first track, ‘Never Saw The Ramones’ really struck me. Yes that’s right me, Skabones, never got to see the Ramones. I get to sit and listen in a jealous manner to all those around me whom were lucky to see the Ramones.

“At CBGB’s playing loud, they started out performing to the lonely crowd, when I was there they were no more”

This is a great tribute song to the Ramones and their everlasting influence on punk rock. It’s also a tribute to punk in its heyday. Not many people were able to catch the Ramones live at CBGB’s and sadly we will never see another show there again. If there’s one thing I really dig about the The Young Rochelles, although the Ramones are a major influence. They have their own unique and amazing sound.

Some personal favorites for me on this record are, ‘Coastin’ Strong’, ‘Don’t Let It Last’, ‘Monster In My Hallway’, ‘Return Of The Skunk Ape’, ‘She’s Always Glowin’, and of course, ‘Never Saw The Ramones’.  This album is full of strong bass, kickass drums, guitar riffs that wickedly shred, and anthem like melodic tunes!

Pick it up here on vinyl for the original sound, http://theyoungrochelles.storenvy.com/products/22600599-the-young-rochelles-s-t-lp. You can also listen on most major streaming services.

Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. I Never Saw the Ramones 01:19
  2. Don’t Let it Last 01:54
  3. Return of the Skunk Ape 01:51
  4. Monster in My Hallway 02:21
  5. The World Will Swallow You Whole 01:37
  6. Coffee in the Dog Dish 01:30
  7. No More Fights 01:37
  8. She’s Always Glowin’ 02:17
  9. You’re Tops 01:30
  10. My Stomach Hates My Guts 01:49
  11. Caught You in a Lie 00:54
  12. Mental Vacation 01:07
  13. Coastin’ Strong 01:56
  14. Last Love Letter 03:15

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Latte + – Everybody Listens to the Ramones Even My Mom

You know, sometimes things just happen to live up to their name; and actually do what it says.

With a name like “Everybody Listens to the Ramones Even My Mom,” you expect an album that’s heavily influenced by the Ramones; and that’s exactly what you get. This album sounds like it could be a continuance of the Ramones legacy, if Joey’s empty seat was filled by Weird Al Yankovic (once I heard it during track #7, “Stitches,” I couldn’t un-hear it… and it’s awesome!), and the band got just a little more “surfy.”

I would say that this album is a fitting tribute to the old school from the semi-new school, in the form of solid emulation of style and technique; while injecting their own personalities into the music, with splashes of humor and a different vocal style from the originals. As a band, Latte+ proves that they’re still cranking out quality, even after 21 years!