Entries tagged with: Nuclear Spring
by Andrew Sacher
California X at Tommy's Tavern in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As mentioned Amherst, MA rockers California X are releasing their impressive self-titled debut next week (1/15) via Don Giovanni. The album takes cues from hometown legends Dinosaur Jr. and packs an endlessly great punch of sludge guitars and earworm pop punk melodies. If you haven't got a chance to hear it yet, you can stream the entire thing over at SPIN, and two album tracks, "Pond Rot" and "Spider X," are below.
As mentioned, Cali X are playing a NYC show this Friday (1/11) which was previously at a TBA venue but we now know it will be at Acheron (57 Waterbury St) with No Sir I Wont, Bortgang, Nuclear Spring, and Yjajali. Tickets for Friday's show are on sale now.
Cali X will also be back in the NYC area for night 1 of the Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcases, which takes place at Death by Audio on February 7 with Nuclear Santa Claust, Brick Mower, House Boat, and Plastic Cross. Admission for that one is $8 at the door. That showcase will be followed by two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson, Waxahatchee, Hilly Eye, Lemuria, Stormshadow, and more (tickets for night 1, night 2, or both).
An updated list of dates and song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
Bay area punks Neon Piss released their self titled LP back in May on the consistently great Deranged Records, the label currently home to White Lung and once home to Fucked Up. And if you're a fan of the no-bullshit punk of either of those bands, you'll dig Neon Piss too. It's in the lineage of fast, ferocious Cali punk penned by Black Flag, The Germs, The Adolescents, and their peers. [The Damned / Alternative TV too - Bill] And like those bands, strong underlying melodies are always hiding behind their buzzsaw guitars and pummeling drums. You can stream the release in its entirety below or purchase it at bandcamp.
The band are playing a hometown show with Nu Sensae next week and the following month, they'll bring their show on the road, hitting NYC on November 16 at Death by Audio with a genre-appropriate bill of Nuclear Spring, Survival, and Shoxx. The band also plans to have a new 7" out on Vinyl Rites by the time the tour begins.
A video of the band playing at long-running Bay Area venue 924 Gilman, their album stream, and a list of all tour dates (some are still TBA) below.
WIERD photos by Phil Maier, 538 Johnston videos by (((unartig)))
Merchandise at Home Sweet Home
Merchandise played their second of three packed NYC shows last night at 538 Johnson (9/13), this time joined by drummer Elsner Nino (ex-Pollution, current Shoxx) behind the kit and support from Shoxx as well as Worshit, Nuclear Spring, and Herzog Rising. Video from the show is below.
The band played WIERD at Home Sweet Home on Wednesday night (pictures in this post), and will play again in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus tonight (9/14) alongside Rosenkopf, Siamese Twins, and Dream Affair. Tickets may be now sold out (call the venue) -- but the band will be back for CMJ if you didn't catch one of these.
Check out the video from 538 last night along with pictures from Home Sweet Home and more tour dates, below.
Terrible Feelings @ Death By Audio
Sweden's Terrible Feelings kicked off their US tour with a show at Death by Audio last night (6/19), playing alongside Death First, Plastic Cross and These Days. From the melodic indie of These Days, the night got steadily more punk as the clocked ticked on and surprisingly didn't change wholly in temperament when the Swedes hit the stage. Though their shiny and slickly produced new LP Shadows suggests polish, Terrible Feelings's live show is much more raw, energetic and primitive in all of the best ways. Comparisons to Masshysteri seem appropriate. Shame on me for not knowing better, considering some of the punk rock company they keep.
If you missed the show, make sure and catch this highly-energetic punk-garage/power-pop band at Acheron on June 30th with another punk-leaning bill: Mutant Genes, Nuclear Spring and Sad Boys.
Mor eictures from Death By Audio are below.
DOWNLOAD: Terrible Feelings - "Intruders" (MP3)
After a string of 7" and EP releases, Terrible Feelings are preparing to release their debut LP Shadows via Deranged Records/Double Sun Recordings. The Swedish band, which toils in garage punk-infused power pop, have released a new video for "Intruders" from the effort and you can view that clip below. Look for Shadows in the US in mid-April via Deranged on vinyl and on CD via Double Sun.
Catch Terrible Feelings on the road on the East Coast this summer including TWO NYC dates: Death By Audio on June 19th with Death First and Acheron on June 30th with Sad Boys, Nuclear Spring and Mutant Genes.
More details on both shows are on the way and their full tour routing is listed below, but they need more help. If you can help with a show, send an email to freewheelbooking at gmail. All current tour dates, that "Intruders" video and streams of previous material. below....
Vancouver punks White Lung will release Sorry, the band's new LP via Deranged and follow-up to their well-received It's The Evil LP from 2010. Though the record won't see the public eye until May 29th, White Lung is scheduling a few dates on the East Coast in celebration, including a pair of shows in NYC at 538 Johnson on April 20th and Acheron on April 21st. Support at both shows will be stellar, with Brain F≠, Shoxx (mems Pollution, Nomos, Battletorn), Nuclear Spring (mems Natural Law, CREEM, Nomos), and In School heading up the 538 bill while Crazy Spirit, Rational Animals, Deformity, and Putrida join the Acheron bill.
Full tour schedule is below along with a stream of "Take The Mirror", the first song to appear from the new record, and some video....
Pissed Jeans at House of Vans (more by Chris La Putt)
Pissed Jeans, who haven't been very busy lately due to having kids, scheduled some shows this month including one in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (1/22), joined by Protect-U and Pop.1280. The show was another one-off for the punk band, but one of a few dates for Pop.1280, who are welcoming their new LP The Horror (stream the LP in full at SPIN). Did you go last night? How was it? blogTo was at the Toronto show:
"Beyond the onstage antics, the band played an incredible set. The crowd's favourite seemed to be the official last song of the night, "False Jesii Part 2." As soon as the band started playing it the intensity in the room skyrocketed and the structural soundness of the floor was tested to the max as the crowd bounced to the high paced rhythm. As the last song came to an end, fans were left wanting for more.If you missed Pissed Jeans, here's some BIG news that should ease your mind. Pissed Jeans have been added to the now RIDICULOUS lineup of Ceremony/Rival Mob/Kim Phuc/Hoax/Gods & Queens at LPR on Feb 4th. Tickets are still available and only $5 in advance.
Pissed Jeans were happy to oblige, on one condition: "a rousing clap" was needed, at the request of Korvette. The crowd complied and the band played on. Ending their encore, the drummer, Sean McGuinness, leapt over his kit and into the crowd."
Kim Phuc will ALSO play an after-party with the new-look Night Birds & Nuclear Spring (ex-Nomos) later that night.
A short video from a recent Pissed Jeans show in Philly, below...