Friday, August 31, 2012

Propagandhi - Failed States (Deluxe Edition) (2012)


01. Note to Self
02. Failed States
03. Devil's Creek
04. Rattan Cane
05. Hadron Collision
06. Status Update
07. Cognitive Suicide
08. Things I Like
09. Unscripted Moment
10. Dark Matters
11. Lotus Gait
12. Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)
13. The Fucking Rich Fuck the Poor
14. The Days You Hate Yourself
15. Failed States (Experimental Prototype)

Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Melodic punk hardcore
Quality: VBR
Release date: 4 September 2012
Label:
Epitaph Records
Website: http://propagandhi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/propagandhi
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/propagandhi
Forum: http://bit.ly/TkivJf
Buy: http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/propagandhi

Info:
Celebrating three decades of life in the political and musical hinterlands, Propagandhi will release their sixth studio album, Failed States, on September 4th. Fans can pre-order Failed States now at The Epitaph Store. Additionally, Propagandhi will kick off a North American tour in September with support from Comback Kid.

Failed States willfully careens between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of Propagandhi's earlier work, further raising the lyrical and musical bar set by their critically-acclaimed 2009 release, Supporting Caste.

- Sample song: Things I Like -

New F.I.B song teaser from upcoming album 'Fire Cracker'




The japanese skatepunk band F.I.B released a teaser of a song titled 'Story' off the new album 'Fire Cracker' to be released on September 26 via Pizza Of Death Record. If you understand japanese language, read here an interview to the band. Listen the song below.


The band's last release was 2009's 'Figure'.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Top 10 best skatepunk drummers



Some weeks ago on the skatepunkers forum we did a voting to make a top 10 skatepunk drummers list. The voting went quite good, 240 votes were received. Anyway, we all know a lot of drummers are missing on the list, but the following ten ones are the ones that had most of the votes. The following article is written by star11scream.

10. Dave Raun (Lagwagon)
Full speed and full emotion, Dave Raun is continuing the good name of Derrick.
Watch a video


9. Tie: Josh Freese (The Vandals) and Alex (Jet Market)
Josh Freese
The vandals have always been the kind of band which sticks its middle finger in your face, straightforward, no bull shit. And what kind of drummer could deliver this precision, Josh Freese of course, with his straight, signature style
Watch a video



Alex
Jet Market is an amazingly creative band, laying vocal harmonies over blasts. Alex, writer, vocalist and drummer, has carved out a pedestal for Jet Market with amazing expertise and technicality, never to be forgotten through time
Watch a video


8. Tie: Simone Perini (TIAS, ActionMen, Rebuke) and Nicolas Angelini (A Wilhelm Scream)
Simone Perini
If there was a scale to measure creativity, it would probably be on a scale of 1 to Simone Perini. Seriously, this guy has been making a name for himself with fusion of different styles of punk into one big punk pudding.
Watch a video


Nicolas Angelini
There is something unreally perfect about Nicholas. He never misses a fill and timing, always brilliantly complementing the guitar line his bandmates lay down for him to follow, whilst maintaining individuality.
Watch a video




7. Jon (Cigar)
Jon was part of the short lived “Cigar”, a band that made a mark in a remarkably short period of time. Jon’s single pedal madness and impeccable accuracy, coupled with loads of energy and fills makes him one of the best drummer’s on this scene. Not much can be described about, but if you haven’t heard of them before, please educate yourself by listening to this song.
Watch a video


6. Paolo Crimi (Beerbong)
The phrase “them crazy italians!” was set only after this stud proved to the punk rock world what a monster he was. His crazy speed and stamina defined BeerBong and even today, after they broke up, his aggressive bass kicks still kick around in our hearts today.
Watch a video


5. Jordan Burns (Strung Out)
Many words have been used to describe Jordan Burns in the past, such as “Bionic Superhuman.” Jordan’s unmistakable style and speed, is coated in a sweet layer of humility and metal. It’s been 20 years and he’s still going strong.

4. Rodrigo Alfaro (Satanic Surfers)
Rodrigo is a familiar voice in punk, but all that aside. Even though he was one of the first to double time with vocals, we also remember him for his uncontrollable drumming technique. He was truly amazing behind that set, with unmatchable dexterity and skill.
Watch a video


3. Derrick Plourde (Lagwagon, RKL)
Skatepunk was defined by one drummer. Not only was he the first, but he set a high standard for those who were to follow. His revolutionary ideas, when it came to mid song breaks and raw creativity gave Lagwagon, (and RKL) that strong backbone that made them the band they are.
May his crazy-ass soul rest in peace.
Watch a video


2. Etienne Dionne (Mute)
Few musicians in today’s time have dared to stand out and play as much the guys at Mute have. Etienne, after a tough journey as a an emerging band, has gained a notable reputation for saying “No, fuck you, I’ll sing AND play the drums”. And don’t get me wrong, he is one of the best drummers on the scene. His sincere voice and playing difficulties paved the way for Mute’s iconic image in the underground today.

1. Graham Churchill (This Is A Standoff, Belvedere)
Too many it might have seemed quite obvious that Graham would take the title, for two major reasons: 1. His mad drumming skill; 2. The fact that he sported a mustache for longer than any other drummers out there in the scene today
But jokes aside, Churchill has been sporting polyrythymns and crazy fast D-beats much before the word “technical” even came to play. Breaks and odd timing that would give the most progressive of acts a run for their money. His takes on music have shaped skatepunk significantly over the past two decades, playing “technical” much prior to it was cool. Graham Churchill is the drumming god we’ve all been looking up to all these years.
Watch a video


Overall results:

New Darko song/video 'From Trust To Conformity' from upcoming EP



Melodic and heavy, fast and intricate, Guildford’s new favorite punk band Darko are set to leave a massive technical boot print on the UK music scene with the release of their upcoming EP From Trust To Conformity (to be released September 7th via Lockjaw Records) that you can preorder here. Listen below a new song 'From Trust To Conformity' off this EP.


The band also released another song 'The Smarter That I Think I Am, The Dumber I Get' that you can listen here. Check the forum or follow them on facebook for further news.

New GAS Drummers song 'Blind' featuring Chris Hannah from Propahandhi



GAS Drummers released the first single 'Blind' from their upcoming album some days ago. The song features Chris Hannah from Propahandhi. Listen to it below.

Lowfat - Knowledge Is Power... Arm Yourself (2004)




01. Don't Bring Your Fucking Gun To My Country
02. Darkness
03. Ask And You Will Get
04. No Way
05. Don't Drag Me Down
06. Falling Society
07. Your Eyes
08. Try Try Try
09. Arm Yourself
10. Fuck Off To:



Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Punk rock / skate punk / melodic hardcore
Quality: 320 kbps
Release date: August 2004
Label: Self Released
Purevolume: http://www.purevolume.com/lowfat

Info:
Lowfat, punk rock / skate punk from Drummondville, Quebec.

- Sample song: Darkness -

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stream the new Sic Waiting EP 'Vices'



Stream below the new Sic Waiting EP titled Vices. The EP will be out on September 4th via Dang!Records and you can preorder it here.

Slow Motion Street Skating - Jean-Marc Johannes 2012



Red Bull street skater, Jean-Marc Johannes, takes us on an adventure as he skates his hometown of Cape Town.

No Use for a Name confirmed to play Envol et Macadam Festival in honor of Tony Sly



Envol et MacadamFestival announce today that No Use For A Name will perform to honor the career of their lead singer Tony Sly who died July 31, 2012.

No Use For A Name past and present band members Matt Riddle ,Chris Rest ,Boz Rivera, Dave Nassie and Rory Koff as well as some guest singers will join together to be in Quebecto offer a special performance on Saturday, September 8 at Ilot Fleurie Park, downtown Quebec.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Propagandhi - Failed States (2012) [WEBRIP]


Update:
Download the Deluxe Edition (VBR, +3 bonus tracks) right here.




01. Note to Self
02. Failed States
03. Devil's Creek
04. Rattan Cane
05. Hadron Collision
06. Status Update
07. Cognitive Suicide
08. Things I Like
09. Unscripted Moment
10. Dark Matters
11. Lotus Gait
12. Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)



Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Melodic punk hardcore
Quality: 192 kbps
Release date: 4 September 2012
Label:
Epitaph Records
Website: http://propagandhi.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/propagandhi
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/propagandhi
Forum: http://bit.ly/TkivJf
Buy: http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/propagandhi

Info:
Celebrating three decades of life in the political and musical hinterlands, Propagandhi will release their sixth studio album, Failed States, on September 4th. Fans can pre-order Failed States now at The Epitaph Store. Additionally, Propagandhi will kick off a North American tour in September with support from Comback Kid.

Failed States willfully careens between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of Propagandhi's earlier work, further raising the lyrical and musical bar set by their critically-acclaimed 2009 release, Supporting Caste.

- Sample song: Things I Like -

Stream the the Propagandhi album 'Failed States'



Propagandhi is streaming their new album 'Failed States' on his facebook page. You have to like the page to listen to the album. You can listen to it here.
The album will be officially released in one week via Epitaph records.

Random song of the day (27 Aug 2012): "Main Line 10 - Mrs. Kebab"



Band: Main Line 10
Song: Mrs. Kebab
Album: EP
Year: 2008

Toni Medina Freestyle Skateboarding



Toni Medina is one of the few spanish skateboarders who keeps alive the spirit of freestyle. In this clip Toni shows us his skills while he goes around different places and spots from Barcelona, everything told beautifully by an artistic point of view.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Osker & Blindsided - Split (1998)






01. Osker - No Spine
02. Osker - Harder To Forget
03. Blindsided - Superman
04. Blindsided - Beautiful







Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Melodic hardcore / punk rock
Quality: 192 kbps
Release date: August 1998
Label: Bankshot! Records
Forum: http://bit.ly/Sc3mxr

Info:
If you like "Treatment 5" era Osker then you will really like this, it's incredibly good. Blindsided has something like an old Ataris, meets Slick Shoes type sound, fast and melodic, and the vocals are extra whiny. The only problem with this record is that with just 2 songs from each band, it is too damn short! 300 of these records were printed with bright orange instead of red ink on the cover.

- Sample song: Blindsided - Superman -

Preview two new unmixed Straightaway songs from upcoming album



From YouTube:
Here's a sneak peak of two songs that will be on our next album Last Exit To Nowhere. Unmixed, drums and guitars only, sound taken from the camera! FYI, the guitar sound is just coming from a Line 6 POD and a DI. It is not the final sound at all, which will be reamped in a studio when all the strings takes are done! Enjoy!

Click here to listen both song


You can listen a new song off this new album here.
Check the forum or follow them on facebook for further news.

Meddling Kids - Zoinks! EP (2012)




01. Headshot
02. Letting Go
03. Accepted
04. I Hate Your Guts
05. Stick Up!
06. No Sweat
07. Breaking Yourself
08. Letter Circled






Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Skate punk / melodic hardcore
Quality: 160 kbps
Label: Self Released
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meddlingkidspa

Info:
Meddling Kids is a skatepunk band from Pennsylvania, USA.

- Sample song: Letting Go -

Friday, August 24, 2012

Asado mixing and mastering new album

Word on the street is that the new album is finally being mixed and mastered in 2 weeks. Perhaps It'll be out this year?

Listen here a song off the new album.

Asado - Asado (2008)



01. Reactionary Tones
02. Watchdog
03. Stay
04. Dimes For Pride
05. Bleed
06. Strange And Secluded
07. Endure
08. Pointing Blame
09. As This Parade Keeps Marching On
10. Don't Tell Us What To Put In Our Bellies You Filthy Bastards
11. My Own Replacement



Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Skate punk / melodic hardcore
Quality: 320 kbps
Release date: 23 May 2012
Label:
Self Released
Website: http://asado.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asado/91903016612
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/asadoband
Bandcamp: http://asado.bandcamp.com
Forum: http://bit.ly/NKCtjy
Buy: http://interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=9012&

Info:
Forged in the frozen wastelands of Winnipeg MB, Asado brings forth a brand of ripping fast melodic punkrock that is uniquely their own. Armed with a punishing rhythm section and a remarkably tight twin guitar attack, frontman RJ Daniels creates inspiring vocals that deliver the songs to their full potential. With influences such as Lagwagon, Choke, A Wilhelm Scream, Strung Out and Propagandhi, Asado’s sound could be described as having an early nineties punk foundation, with a touch of metal aggression and a technical approach to songwriting. After countless shows and way too many beers, the band has quickly developed an explosive live performance that would even satisfy the cross armed guy at the back of the room.
It's no secret that Asado's self titled debut CD is a punishing one indeed. For many, this disc is a reminder of the better days of punkrock, for others, it is a breath of fresh air in a world ruled by screamo cookie monster growling and cockrock radio garbage. Mixing elements of 90's skate punk, power grooves, and relentless fret burning riffage, the bands tight melodic sound is one that can be enjoyed on many levels. Whether your throwin' heel flips off of homemade ramps, driving home from work or straight up pre-gaming for the big bash, Asado's first effort is sure to set the mood for any occasion.

- Sample song: Endure -

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tony Sly memorial website



Dedicated Husband, father, son, brother and friend. Tony was compassionate and loving, smart and witty, focused and determined. He always stopped and took a moment to listen to anyone who would speak to him. He was extraordinary, but quite ordinary and humble.

Music was his language.Tony was a very passionate and poetic songwriter, and had an amazing ear for music. He touched many hearts through his songs. Tony had a profound influence on many people’s lives; inspiring and influencing people all around the world.

Tony gave the world his all…

Rifkin - Deadbeats (2012)



01. Growing Pains
02. The Belligerent Years
03. So Far Away
04. Alone And Screaming
05. Black Eyes And DUI’s
06. Trial By Fire
07. Good Intentions, Bad Decisions
08. Rock N Roll
09. Coming Home
10. Old Habits Die Hard
11. Our Last Song
12. Raise A Glass



Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Skate punk / melodic hardcore
Quality: 192 kbps
Release date: 19 Juny 2012
Label: Self Released
Website: http://rifkinrock.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rifkinrock
Bandcamp: http://rifkin.bandcamp.com

Info:
Formed in 2008 by Dave Dedrick (Vocals & Guitar) and Derek Winter (Guitar), later adding longtime friends Tyler Vieira (Bass) and Brent Wirth (Drums), Rifkin has always been looking to capture their love of the genre by playing simple, meaningful punk rock songs for anyone willing to listen. Along the way Rifkin has shared the stage with Gob, The Flatliners, Attack In Black, Hostage Life, Living With Lions, Sights and Sounds, Cobra Skulls, Broadway Calls, The Artist Life and The Aggrolites to name a few, and even having a short stint on 2009′s Warped Tour.
Steadily building a name for themselves while releasing several independent albums, playing shows, touring Canada, and never losing sight as to what they set out to accomplish, Rifkin has shown no signs of slowing down.
Rifkin’s new full length album, “Deadbeats” marks the return of the band after a semi-hiatus for most of 2011. Rifkin is back with their latest release and dead set on proving punk rock still has a place in the Canadian music scene.

Video:

- Sample song: Alone And Screaming -

Bad Religion mixing new album



US punk rock veterans Bad Religion finished recording the new album that is now in mixing process. From Brett's twitter:



The new record is expected to be released at the end of the year.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Ramp House in Athens, Greece



(All the info taken from here)
The ramp house is a project which tries to reconsider and redefine the living space. The client requested a “skatable habitat”. The result was a curved form interior, which set the whole house as well as the inhabitant’s life, into motion. The ‘skateboarding’ element is adopted in every possible way. When the client asked me to design a home where she could be able to skate, I immediately eliminated the idea of just putting a mini ramp in the living room.

For me, the challenge of this project was to make a living space where the ramp, the bowl and all the interpretations of those terms would actually become the building elements for this space. I wanted to make a ‘ramp house’ and not a ‘house with a ramp’. So I started imagining a space where the straight line would become curved and the flat surface would become a ramp or a bowl. Playing with these forms and with the variable transitions which offer, my main goal was to create a functional open space where aspects of daily life would adopt ‘ the feeling of acceleration’ which is basically one of the main characteristics of skateboarding. In that way, the whole space is in actual motion and somebody can flow from one space to the other, skating or walking.



While on vacation in Greece, Tony Hawk and Jesse Fritsch found this place. After a few e-mails they had an opportunity for a quick stop by this third story skateable habitat on the way to the airport.




Random song of the day (22 Aug 2012): "Happy Meals - Man Wolf"



Band: Happy Meals
Song: Man Wolf
Album: Toaster
Year: 1998

Fat Mike from NOFX talks about his record label Fat Wreck Chords


This Travelogue dives into the world of "Independent Record Labels" in the form of a two part interview with the Bay Area's legendary labels Fat Wreck Chords (and Owner "Fat Mike" Burkett) and Asian Man Records (and Owner Mike Park).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

No Trigger announces japanese tour and releases music video for 'Dried Piss'



Massachusetts melodic hardcore punkers No Trigger announced that they will be hitting Japan in some months, see the dates above. They also released a video for 'Dried Piss' off their latest release Tycoon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Back Lift - The Memory Makes Me Smile (2010)





01. The Memory Makes Me Smile
02. Never Say Die
03. The Time With You
04. Summer Day
05. Always
06. Take My Hand
07. Peaceful Song
08. Your Hope





Download: Zippyshare
Genre: Skate punk / melodic hardcore
Quality: 320 kbps
Release date: 24 August 2010
Label: Trust Records
Website: http://x31.peps.jp/backlift
Buy: http://www.amazon.co.jp/THE-MEMORY-MAKES-ME-SMILE/dp/B003SI6TJW
Forum: http://bit.ly/NPVA81

Info:
Back Lift is a 3 piece melodic hardcore / skate punk band from Nagoya, Japan.

- Sample song: Never Say Die -

Nike Skateboarding – #skateeverydamnday



The finished edit experience of what it was like for Eric Koston, Sean Malto, Omar Salazar, Stefan Janoski, Alex Olson and Paul Rodriguez to skate together every damn day as a crew in China, doing what they do best at some of the best spots in the world while experiencing the city and culture of Shenzhen.

Behind the scene footage and additional clips can be viewed here.

New Sic Waiting EP: Vices



Sic Waiting recently signed with Dang!Records to release their new EP titled 'Vices' that will be out on September 4th. You can preorder the EP here. They will also be touring the US, you can check the dates below along 'Lines In The Road' a new song off this EP.