Punk

Artist: 
Fiddlehead
Label: 
Run For Cover Records

Fiddlehead is a side project from Basement’s guitarist Alex Henery. The band hailing from Boston recently released their first full length album, “Springtime and Blind”. They are signed to Run For Cover Records, which is one of my favorite labels, with bands like Pinegrove and Camp Cope in their arsenal. This album was solid, but it just felt like an underwhelming Basement album. Both have similarly sounding lead singers, and sonically are very similar with their layered guitars and punchy bass.

Sounds Like: 
Basement
Sounds Like: 
Supercrush
Name: 
Michael Jepson
Date Reviewed: 
04/16/2018
Artist: 
Uranium Club
Label: 
Sunbelt Chemical Corporation

Uranium Club is a punk band from Minnesota and they bring a punchy energy to this live album that was recorded in Italy. In recent months, I have found several excellent bands that have originated from Minnesota; this includes both contemporary bands like Remo Drive, and Hippo Campus, and other bands like Dillinger Four and Hüsker Dü. The concurrent theme being unique and solid punk bands stem from Minnesota, however I don’t know if there is a correlation. Uranium Club isn’t breaking any ground with this live album though.

Sounds Like: 
Hüsker Dü
Sounds Like: 
Dillinger Four
Name: 
Michael Jepson
Date Reviewed: 
04/09/2018
Artist: 
Naked Giants
Label: 
New West

Naked Giants is a garage rock band from Seattle Washington with tons of personality. Their album, Sluff, is a fast-paced, roller coaster ride into the garages of America. Naked Giants delivers on this album with gritty production, energetic performances all around, and songs that will make you want to mosh and bob your head. Their sounds remind me a lot of the rawness found in Nirvanas Bleach as well as Car Seat Headrest. The pedal to the metal sound is broken up with sound like Slow Dance II, which delivers a dynamic yet punchy track.

Sounds Like: 
Nirvana (Bleach)
Sounds Like: 
Car Seat Headrest
Sounds Like: 
The Buttertones
Sounds Like: 
The Doors
Name: 
Michael Jepson
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2018
Artist: 
Screaming Females
Label: 
Don Giovanni

Screaming Females fall under the gnere I would call punk. Only one member of the band is an actual female, and she is the 'screaming' lead vocalist. The album is pretty good, but some of the songs were not my piece of cake. The lead singer, Marissa Paternoster, has raw vocals like Stevie Nicks, but with an American accent of course. THe guitarist was also super talented. I really love guitar in general, and this woman (Marissa again!) has some sick riffs and solos.

Sounds Like: 
The Coathangers
Sounds Like: 
A music festival out in the wilderness
Sounds Like: 
White Lung
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
03/21/2018
Artist: 
Code Orange
Label: 
Roadrunner Records
Sounds Like: 
Varials
Sounds Like: 
Knocked Loose
Name: 
Jaclyn Kelly
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2018
Artist: 
Chemtrails
Label: 
self produced

    This album has a strong sense of garage punk rebellion. This London Ladies rocking out the house with boots and neo-spiritual witch tendencies. Partners in crime both in music and life.

Sounds Like: 
Rip it Off
Sounds Like: 
All I Wanna Do
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
Chemtrails
Label: 
self produced

    This album has a strong sense of garage punk rebellion. This London Ladies rocking out the house with boots and neo-spiritual witch tendencies. Partners in crime both in music and life.

Sounds Like: 
Rip it Off
Sounds Like: 
All I Wanna Do
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2018
Artist: 
Starcrawler
Label: 
Rough Trade Records

This LA-based band's self-titled album is a blend of different types of genres and feels like getting hit by a train from beginnning to end, in a good way though. This band will blow you out of the water with their short songs full of raw originality. It is filled with eccentric rock'n'roll guitar riffs accompanied by Arrow de Wilde and Henri Cash's sweet ass vocals. I promise that this album will take you on a trip.

Sounds Like: 
The Offspring
Sounds Like: 
Stooges
Sounds Like: 
Nirvana
Name: 
Nayla Acosta
Date Reviewed: 
02/21/2018
Artist: 
GBH
Label: 
Hellcat Records

So! Good instrumentals for one and all, reminescent of other punk rockers like the sex pistols or more closely, the clash. That said, this specific sub genre is not my cup of tea, the production is less than what mainstream music has lead me to expect. the lyrics are well thought out and conceptually interesting, even if track twelve steals the chorus from marilyn mansons 'Three Day Bender.' the vocals though are of a lower standard than I would have expected and this is mildly grating on my expectations.

Sounds Like: 
The Clash
Sounds Like: 
The Sex Pistols
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
12/06/2017
Artist: 
Anti-Flag
Label: 
Spinefarm Records

This album is straight up punk. It basically sounds like other Anti-Flag records. If you are a fan of other Anti-Flag albums and punk, you will like this album. 

Sounds Like: 
The Offspring
Sounds Like: 
Green Day kinda
Sounds Like: 
Anti-Flag
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
12/06/2017
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