By Ben Kaye

Sløtface accidentally have the best night ever on new song “Pitted”: Stream

Photo by Martin Høye Sløtface’s first two singles — “Nancy Drew” and “Magazine” — from their forthcoming Try Not to Freak Out both took aim at the patriarchy with barbed, witty lyricism. The Norwegian pop punk quartet’s latest track, “Pitted”, confronts a completely different enemy: lethargy. The song feels like a frantic party track bolstered by sputtering horns (from Norewgian jazz […]

By Eddie Fu

Hot Water Music share new single/video “Vultures”: Watch

In September, Hot Water Music will return with Light It Up, their first album in five years. After teasing the release with the anthemic “Never Going Back”, the Gainesville, Florida natives have followed up with another teaser in “Vultures”. Directed and edited by Andrew Seward, the accompanying video consists entirely of fan-submitted footage from throughout the punk […]

By Michelle Geslani

Downtown Boys wield “Lips That Bite” on thrashing new song: Stream

Photo by Miguel Rosario Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys are using their punk rock protest music to repudiate oppressors worldwide while simultaneously give a voice to the marginalized. We heard that on the white supremacy takedown piece “Somos Chulas (No Somo Pendejas)” earlier this year, as well as on May’s politically “The Wall”. Now, the band has returned […]

By Ben Kaye

Deer Tick are there for you on new song “Jumpstarting”: Stream

Deer Tick have taken four years to follow up 2013’s Negativity, but they’re making up for that lost time by releasing two new albums. Entitled simply Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2, each album focuses on a different side of the Rhode Island rockers. Vol. 1 is an acoustic folk record, while Vol. 2 highlights the band’s garage and punk […]

By Ben Kaye

Gogol Bordello share new single “Walking on the Burning Coal”: Stream

Photo by Dan Efram Gogol Bordello have long blazed their own path through the world, musically and otherwise. Led by uniquely charismatic frontman Eugene Hütz, the ever-evolving collective has defied the boundaries of continents and genres in their quest for spiritual illumination through gypsy punk. That path isn’t always something society has clearly defined, obviously, […]

By Michelle Geslani

A Giant Dog share pyrotechnic-filled video for new song “Bendover” — watch

Toy is the forthcoming album from punk rockers A Giant Dog. Due out August 25th through Merge, the Pile follow-up was previously teased with lead single “Photograph” in May. Now, the Austin natives have unboxed “Bendover”, a pleasantly explosive second preview. They’ve also shared a wild Ed Dougherty-directed music video, which features a bunch of fiery pyrotechnics, […]

By Eddie Fu

Jeff Rosenstock shares two new songs on Split with SKASUCKS EP: Stream

Photo by Carlo Cavaluzzi Former Bomb the Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock released his first solo album, the excellent WORRY., last year. Now, the punk rocker has returned with a new pay-what-you-want split 7-inch with South Korean band SKASUCKS, fittingly entitled Split with SKASUCKS. The release includes two new songs from Rosenstock, including a cover […]

By Michelle Geslani

Deer Tick announce Twice Is Nice North American tour

On September 15th, Deer Tick are finally set to return with the follow-up to 2013’s Negativity. It won’t just be any ole run-of-the-mill release, however; the Rhode Island outfit is planning to issue a pair of albums: the folkier Deer Tick Vol. 1 and the punk-leaning Deer Tick Vol. 2. To coincide, today the indie rockers have […]

By Ben Kaye

Algiers pay tribute to victims of police violence on “Cleveland” — listen

 Photo by ​Philip Cosores​ When it comes to music with political statements in 2017, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything more powerful and overt than Algiers. The New York/London band recently announced their sophomore album, The Underside of Power, with its hard-hitting, soulful title track. Now, they’re back with another culturally critical single, “Cleveland”. The track […]