It’s been a hot minute since we’ve written about Useless ID but rest assured, that’s about to change. First up, you can head to our youtube channel to listen to the title track from their new EP, We Don’t Want the Airwaves, due out May 6th. “We Don’t Want the Airwaves” is your first taste of the new, back-to-their-roots Useless ID album, coming this summer! And in case the cover and title didn’t clue you in, the song is Useless ID’s ode to the Ramones. With today being the 15-year anniversary of Joey Ramone’s passing, and with the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Ramones album coming up in about a week, this heartfelt tribute from Israel’s finest demonstrates the extent of the Ramones’ global impact. Not to mention that our buddy Ray Carlisle (Teenage Bottlerocket) lends his pipes to this infectious tune! Rounded out by three tracks that will remain exclusive to this 7", you should probably pre-order this EP—limited to 550 copies—right now! Or fight for one later!
Sit back, take a deep breath, and prepare yourself for the huge trip Direct Hit has in store for you. This Milwaukee-based group has labored intensely over the last year, crafting their debut FAT full-length, Wasted Mind, out June 24th. Inspired by the savage and warped sensibilities of Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, this 12-track concept album will take you on a sonic rollercoaster, reminiscent of a more concise and pointed version of Green Day’s American Idiot. Produced by All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty, the album follows a cast of drug-addled, medicated and unpredictable characters who check in and out of reality with reckless abandon. Singer/Guitarist/Lyricist Nick Woods says “The record is less about chemical abilities and handicaps and more about identity, consciousness and relativity.” Curious? Well, what are you waiting for? Listen to “Forced to Sleep” right now, on our YouTube channel.
Go see Direct Hit live starting today, on tour with NOFX and Mean Jeans!
We are only two weeks away from the April 22nd release of Mean Jeans’ third full-length and first for FAT, Tight New Dimension! Pre-Order it now! We’ve been partying to this radical record for weeks, a nice perk granted to us after sharing Jäger bombs with the band at SXSW! Today however, it’s more of a “pour one out for…” than a “slam one down” occasion, as Mean Jeans declare their adoration for ‘80s pop stars in “Michael Jackson Was Tight.” Go listen to this tribute at Noisey, soak up the nostalgia and the guitar lead of the year! Hey Jeans Wilder, why Michael Jackson?
“I was sitting poolside a few years ago sipping a Surge tallboy and listening to Billy Ocean. I was thinking about how cool he is and then I started thinking about another fantastic musician from the same era: Michael Jackson. It dawned on me that nobody had really written a song in his honor since he passed away in 2009. Everybody knows he was tight, why is no one singing about it? We sing about it.”
Go see Mean Jeans’ live starting next week, on tour with NOFX and Direct Hit!
The long-awaited second PEARS full-length album is out today! Green Star is a linear narrative, woven through a full album’s worth of inventive melodic hardcore punk rock. You got but a taste last year with the Letters to Memaw single. You’ve patiently waited in line, and now you’re finally at the front. So come now, strap yourself in, hold on, and take in the insanity that is: Mr. Quinn’s Wild Ride, aka Green Star! Premiered on Revolver. Listen on Bandcamp or Spotify. Read a review or two. and check out their cover story on New Noise. PEARS will be hitting every corner of the globe this year and you don’t want to miss out on their double-caffeinated live show. It’ll make you want to punch inanimate objects too!
Right now, Leftöver Crack are at the tail-end of their Australian tour. They have 3 shows left! If you’re not in the land down under, they were kind enough to send us an amazing souvenir they recorded today at Goatsound in Melbourne to share with you all. Without any further ado, we give you Leftöver Crack covering Men At Work’s classic song Down Under:
Head over to Rocket From Russia and listen to an interview with Sturgeon from Leftöver Crack!
PEARS just started their European tour!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop are heading to Riot Fest with surrounding Midwest dates!
Mean Jeans are off to Europe! Get all the info from the good people at All Schools
New Bad Cop/Bad Cop tour dates just added!
The great reviews for NOFX‘s Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories just don’t stop! Check out what The Austin Chronicle had to say about it.
Useless ID are heading to Japan with Frenzal Rhomb!