These 18 artists prove that not only is punk NOT Dead in 2018, it's very much alive and ready to fill your head with four chords and the truth. From the legendary Against Me! to the power drill of a punk band, PEARS, this list has the sweetest of sweet punk-pop and the dirtiest, noisiest bands who are currently giving you tinnitus in style and making you get sweaty in every punk club the world ove
This sixth record from Illinois-based misfits the Copyrights blasts through 14 pithy gems in just under 28 minutes. Mixing both the sloppy, slacker pop-punk of, say, early Green Day with the slightly more polished sheen of Teenage Bottlerocket or recent Bouncing Souls, songs like “The World Is Such A Drag” and “No Knocks” throw an upbeat, don’t-give-a-fuck attitude in the fac
No Knocks EP
Writing catchy music that sticks can be a real task, but it’s one that Illinois pop-punk four-piece the Copyrights have mastered throughout the past decade since their humble beginnings. Now several albums in, the band are back with No Knocks, a three-song EP on Fat Wreck Chords, which could be the start of a beautiful relationship between the perfectly paired band and
The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore
Larry Livermore has long been King Midas in the world of pop-punk. Despite leaving Lookout! Records, the influential label he founded, in 1997, he’s always kept a keen eye on upstart U.S. pu
The Heat Tape
The Heat Tape EP
The Heat Tape's members come from a variety of bands, but the two you'll most likely recognize are the Copyrights and Dear Landlord. (Those would be frontman Brett Hunter's other bands.) The roughshod pop-punk those bands employ have little to do with the Heat Tape, however—this is super-lo-fi garage punk, seemingly tracked on the cheapest four-track tape possible
Grey Area/The Reveling/The Copyrights/Luther
Black Numbers' four-way split acts as a primer in underappreciated melodic punk, and it spans from long-running veterans Grey Area to newcomers Luther. Each get a pair of songs to make their mark.
Philadelphia's Luther are streaming a new song titled "Sixty-One" from their four-way split with the Copyrights, Grey Area and the Reveling for Black Numbers. Check it out below.
You might recall Altpress.com recently streaming songs from this release by the Copyrights and Grey Area as well—links to those can be seen below, too.
Check out this premiere of the Copyrights' "The New Frontier." The song appears on a new four-way split with Grey Area, the Reveling and Luther, which is available for pre-order now from Black Numbers.
We'll have another song from the split streaming tomorrow morning, so check back for that!
(Photo by: Ryan Holloway)
Drummer LUKE MCNEILL takes us track by track through the COPYRIGHTS’ new CD, North Sentinel Island. It's out today via Red Scare Industries.
First, I'm going to preemptively say that I don't like to write songs pertaining to a specific personal situation. There is always