Tag Archives: Punk

AUDIO: Ballstomper – “Bed Bugs”

Hardcore punks Ballstomper are out with two home recordings from a record they’ve planned for spring. It’s also their first release with new bassist Ivy Escobedo. The first track is about the selfishness of men during sex, as exemplified from how it’s portrayed in media. The second track confronts killing who you once were and how you’ve substituted fear with

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AUDIO: World I Hate – “Collapse”

New hardcore punks in town World I Hate are out with their debut EP. Nihilistic and cathartic, the band uses crushing riffs, shattering screeches, and merciless blast beats to reflect the state of the country. They talk their shit about cops, bootlickers, capitalism, the bipartisan system and white supremacy – well-timed as election season is upon us. World I Hate

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VIDEO: Avenues – “Devious”

Punk rockers Avenues have a video out to their latest single. It’s an animated political message featuring people voting in the interest of women, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ rights, and access to abortion as the band’s lyrics fire up on screen. They make no secret that the world feels it’s on fire but encourage us to stand together. It’s a

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AUDIO: Soup Moat – “Be Brave, Run Away”

Grunge punks Soup Moat are out with a new record today on Triple Eye Industries. If you’re into fuzzy guitar pop and powerhouse group shouts, Soup Moat will keep you jumping around. They explore confusing feelings and absurdity through ironic imagery and witty humor, often featuring animals. The final track “High Five a Hawk” is a six and a half

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AUDIO: Two and a Half Stars – “S/T”

Punk rockers Two and a Half Stars came out with their debut full-length release over the summer. The Bay View-based band brings a classic punk approach to songs about a Prius lady, an ice cream queen, and a cheetah to name a few. It’s energetic, triumphant, and determined. We look forward to exciting live shows from Two and a Half

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AUDIO: Split House – “Makes Enough Sense to Me”

Garage punks Split House have their debut EP out. They touch on some existentialism here in a lo-fi manner; “Home” is about aimlessness, “Wasting Life” (also released as a single) is pretty self-explanatory, and “Get Me Out” is about judgment – to name a few. These guys seem like they’d tear it up in the DIY shows and we’re happy

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AUDIO: Avenues – “Devious”

Punk rockers Avenues’ new single champions changing the world with heroic energy. Lyrics remind us that time is running out to make a difference and that if we stand together now, massive social change is possible. It’s a timely message for sure, as our country feels more divided than ever against the ruling class through this hellscape of a year.

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