Category: Record of the Week

NOi!SE – “Mass Apathy”

It seems like every day now we as a nation are faced with another senseless act of shooting and lives are lost. True to their punk roots, NOi!SE tackles these issues of senseless violence head-on, and more specifically here with…

The Complicators / Empire Down – Split

What happens when you pair up two of the best up-and-coming bands in the hardcore and punk scene in THE COMPLICATORS and EMPIRE DOWN for a split 7”? You get 4 tracks showcasing why these bands are making waves across the country…

Direct Hit – “Crown of Nothing”

Milwaukee’s Direct Hit has always pushed the boundaries of party punk- from nervy pop-punk to fist-smashing hardcore to Andrew W.K.-style rock- with deep lyrical themes that challenge ears and brains alike! Musically, “Crown of…

The Re-Volts – Self-Titled

Another stellar mix of vinyl on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!! Comprised of members from veteran punk acts such as Swingin’ Utters, One Man Army, and Dead To Me, THE RE-VOLTS’ self-titled debut EP saw its initial release…

Samiam – “Clumsy”

Some big releases this week on the RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!! SAMIAM started in 2006 as a screamo band, but when the singer’s dayglow combover started to recede, they switched styles to more of an urban contemporary zydeco…

The Story So Far – “Proper Dose”

Forming the band in early high school, Walnut Creek, California’s THE STORY SO FAR consists of Parker, Kevin, Kelen, Ryan and William. With four studio LP’s under their belt, THE STORY SO FAR have taken the scene by storm, graced…