The Dopamines ‘Tales Of Interest’ Album Gets UK Vinyl Release

The DopaminesThe Dopamines latest LP, Tales Of Interest, is now available in the UK on “Rubbish Blue” and “Horrible Green” vinyl via Plasterer Records. The album sees the band deliver another dose of hard hitting punk rock, but on Tales Of Interest, in addition to their self-deprecating, alcohol soaked brand of punk, the lyrical content has more depth, the overall feel of the record is darker and the band itself seems to have grown into a more mature, albeit still drunk version, of their former selves. 

Tales Of Interest is available in the UK via Plasterer Records here and the US release is available via Rad Girlfriend Records here

The Punk Site review of Tales Of Interest can be read here

The Dopamines To Release ‘Tales Of Interest’ Album

Dopamines TOINovember will see the UK release of The Dopamines album, Tales Of Interest on “Rubbish Blue” and “Horrible Green” vinyl via Plasterer Records, the new South London based record label of Wonk Unit frontman Alex Johnson, who had this to say about the release;

I played with The Dopamines last year, on tour in the US. They were messy and all over the place, but man, the sound they made left me floored. Out of the chaos, they produce a noise that is just different to everyone else. The Dopamines made me wanna pick up my guitar and write a punk record.

You can pre-order Tales Of Interest via Plasterer Records here

Dodgeball Records Release Benefit Compilation For Santa Rosa

For Santa RosaDodgeball Records have released the charity compilation, For Santa Rosa, to aid the victims of the fires in Santa Rosa, CA, the compilation is now available via Bandcamp and all money raised will go to benefit the community of Santa Rosa, CA. The album features forty familiar, new, live, acoustic and rare tracks from bands such as 88 Fingers Louie, The Dopamines, Smoking Popes, Direct Hit!, Avenues, Showoff, Off With Their Heads, Horace Pinker, Decent Criminal, Sciatic Nerve, Odd Robot, Turnspit, Dan Vapid And The Cheats, Western Settings, AM Taxi, The Dollyrots, Off With Their Heads, Amuse and many more.

For Santa Rosa can be purchased for $5 via Bandcamp here

The Dopamines

The Dopamines

Tales Of Interest

Rad Girlfriend Records

Rating: 3.5/5




The Dopamines latest full length, Tales of Interest, picks up where the Cincinatti, Ohio pop-punk quartet left off five years ago.  The band traditionally fits in best with bands like The Methadones, House Boat, and The Copyrights, but this time around adds a bit more of an aggressive edge to their songs.  Tales Of Interest seems to have picked up elements of Dear Landlord and Direct Hit! in that The Dopamines are definitely leaning more heavily towards a subtle hardcore influence.  It’s the type of minor tweaking that a band can get away with while fan’s memories are foggy from an extended studio absence.

Tales of Interest’s basic formula is regularly one where abrasion intersects melodic pop-punk convention.  Tracks like “The King of Swilling, Pt. I, II, III” and “Open Letter” feature intermittent segments of heavy screeching chords and slow rough vocal belting, while “083133” goes all in for an entire track of angular chords and hardcore vocals.  This stylistic deviation is not the album’s norm and fits strategically with the track listing, but certainly flavours The Dopamines’ overall feel at this point in their career.  That being said, the more ‘classic’ offerings continue to dominate the majority of the fourteen songs.  “Expect the Worst,” which lifts its title from The Dopamine’s album of the same name, harkens back to the melodic execution of their seminal release.  Others like “Heartbeaten by the Police,” “Ire,” and “Everybody Dies” assume the place of easy to digest pop-punk ditties with plenty of layered vocals and repetitive choruses.  The inclusion of a more familiar approach amidst Tales of Interest’s audible risk-taking serves as a great point of balance allowing the band to try something new without neglecting the sound upon which they built their reputation.

Tales of Interest may not quite be what fans were expecting from The Dopamines’ return, but it still feels very much like a Dopamines album.  Even so, the quartet uphold their reputation for quick paced pop-punk propelled by a seemingly unending well of enthusiasm.  Overall, Tales Of Interest should fit well within pop-punk playlists of both returning fans and newcomers alike.

The Dopamines Stream New LP In Ful

DopaminesCincinnati, OH’s The Dopamines have premiered their upcoming album in full.  The disc is titled Tales of Interest and is set to drop on June 2, 2017 via Rad Girlfriend Records.

Listen to the full album here courtesy Noisey.

The Dopamines – Common Rue

DopaminesCincinnati, OH’s The Dopamines have premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The song name is “Common Rue” and the disc is titled Tales of Interest, which is set to drop on June 2, 2017 via Rad Girlfriend Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Tours: The Dopamines

DopaminesCincinnati, OH’s The Dopamines have announced that they will be heading out for a quick European tour leading up to their appearance at Groezrock in Belgium.  The band continues to support their latest full length, Vices, released last year via It’s Alive Records.

Dates can be found below.

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Dopamines To Open For NOFX

DopaminesCincinnati’s The Dopamines will be temporarily returning from hibernation to open for NOFX for two shows next week. The two will performon Tues. Sept. 18 at the Old National Centre Lower Level Lounge in Indianapolis, Ind. and Wed. Sept. 19 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati. 

The band is supporting their latest full-length Vices, released in June through It’s Alive Records. They last released Expect The Worst in 2010 through Paper + Plastick Records. 

The Dopamines will also be making their yearly pilgrimage to The Fest in Gainesville, Fla., performing on Fri., Oct. 26 at 7:50 p.m. at 8 Seconds.

The Dopamines Premiere Third Full Length

DopaminesPop punk outfit The Dompamines has premiered a full album stream of their brand new album, Vices.  The disc marks the band’s reunion with It’s Alive Records, and was released today.  The album follows their sophomore effort, Expect The Worst, which was released on Paper + Plastick Records last year.

Give the full disc a listen here.

Video: The Dopamines – Business Papers

DopaminesPop punkers The Dopamines have debuted a brand new music video. The video features the song “Business Papers” which appears on The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore.

Watch the video here courtesy AltPress.


The Dopamines Plan Third Record

DopaminesIt’s Alive Records has let slip that pop punkers The Dopamines will be releasing their third full length, Vices, sometime this spring, which will mark a reunion with the label.  The band switched labels for their sophomore effort, Expect The Worst, which was released on Paper + Plastick Records.

More information is expected soon from It’s Alive Records.


Stream: Dopamines / Dear Landlord Split

Paper + Plastick Records

When you think of good, solid punk rock – two bands that often come to mind are The Dopamines and Dear Landlord. That’s why the prospect of a split seven inch record between the two of them is so damn compelling.

Both bands know how to write a hook, fill a song with fist pumping energy and got a sweaty, energetic crowd sing along with them.

Now, the two outfits have both added two new songs to their repertoire through the four song split seven inch that is available at Paper + Plastick Records. But for those who don’t want to wait for the vinyl to arrive in your mail box, we have a full album stream of the entire EP right here.

Tours: The Dopamines

DopaminesThe Dopamines have  just posted dates for what they are claiming could be their only tour dates this year.  To see the dates look below.

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Dopamines and Dear Landlord To Release Split

Paper + Plastick RecordsWhile very few details have surfaced, it appears that Paper + Plastick Records will be releasing a split album with Dear Landlord and The Dopamines called Portrait Parle in the new future.

The announcement was made when the label released the artwork for the split; although other than that, nothing has been revealed yet. We’ll keep you updated as we find out more.


Dopamines Tour With Less Than Jake, Record New Album

DopaminesCincinnati’s power pop-punk trio The Dopamines have announced that they will join Less Than Jake and Off With Their Heads next month on tour in support of their 2010 Paper + Plastick Records debut album, Expect The Worst. The dates are below.

After wards, th band plans to head back into the studio to record in March. The explained:

We’re heading into the Drastic Sounds Studio in Nashville, TN with legendary punk rock staple Matt “Drastic” Yonker of Teen Idols/Queers fame. He has been a part of recording/producing process since day one. We’re stoked to be back in the studio with him. We are recording at least 12 songs. We’re hoping to have time to knock out even more. So far we have confirmed a split 7” with Dear Landlord to be released on Paper+Plastick, and tentatively one with Rehasher on Fest records (if Rehasher gets off their ass!). Past that is all secret! We have some other really awesome splits planned, and possibly an EP beyond that.

The songs are a pretty natural progression from the last record. I think the last record has a pretty poppy feel to it. I think some of these new songs still hold a lot of poppyness, while being a bit more aggressive and maybe a bit of influence from outside of the straight forward punk world. I think there are a lot of bands that inadvertently have a lot of influence on us. Like The Thermals, The Beatles, Superchunk and Guided by Voices are a pretty big influence on us musically, and I think some of that might show just a tiny bit with some of these new songs. But don’t worry, we still suck live and everything will remain beer-soaked”.

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Dopamines Roadie Suffers from Ruptured Appendix

DopaminesDave Nobody, the roadie for The Dopamines, recently suffered a ruptured appendiz and is currently in the hospital recovering. Like many touring bands, Nobody also doesn’t have health insurance and Paper + Plastick Records are trying to raise money to help pay the hospital bills. They explain saying:

The Dopamines roadie — Dave Nobody from St. Louis — recently had a ruptured appendix a few days before Thanksgiving. He’s still in the hospital and having a pretty rough time. Thankfully, he’s going to be okay, but like every struggling road-dog, he doesn’t have health care. A benefit show is in the works, but for right now we are asking to have people donate any money if possible. Please paypal to We understand it’s hard times, trust us, but even just a couple bucks will make a big difference for Dave. I’m sure most touring bands have partied with Dave, stayed at his house, or even had him set up your show in St. Louis at some point (or all the time).

The band released the album Expect The Worse earlier this year on Paper + Plastick Records and are also one of the thirty five bands in our free, digital compilation – It’s Like Bringing A Fork To A Gunfight. You can download that here.

Videos: The Dopamines – Public Domain

DopaminesThe punks in Ohio’s The Dopamines have released a music video for the track “Public Domain.”  The track comes from their recently released album, Expect The Worse, which was released recently on Paper + Plastick Records.

Check out the video here.


The Dopamines Confirm Tour; Film Music Video

DopaminesCincinatti’s pop punkers The Dopamines have confirmed the dates for their upcoming tour starting later this month. The U.S. tour, with a side-step into Canada, ends in August when the band plays at Best Friend’s Day in Richmond, VA.

The band also just wrapped up filming their music video for the track “Public Domain” with Mario Framingheddu. The track is from their recently released Paper + Plastick debut, Expect The Worst.  The finished work will premier on Friday, August 13th on

Complete listing cans be found below.

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Hurley Streaming Dopamines Upcoming Album

DopaminesThis weekend, Hurley’s music stream comes in the form of Ohio’s The Dompamines upcoming full length, Expect The Worse.  The album is expected to drop June 29, 2010 on Paper + Plastick Records.

Give it a listen here.

Exclusives: The Dopamines – Dick Simmons

DopaminesOn June 29th, 2010, up and coming Gainesville label Paper + Plastick Records are set to release yet another album poised to become an instant pop-punk classic. That record is none other than The DopaminesExpect The Worst, a thirteen track album reminiscent of releases from Lookout Records‘ legendary back catalog.

The record comes after a slew of seven inches, a cassette and 2008’s Self-Titled effort on It’s Alive Records.The band recently recorded an album with Roger Lima from Less Than Jake and Matt Yonker from Teen Idols/The Queers at Roger’s Moat House Studios in Gainesville, FL. The album was then passed on to Stephen Egerton(Decendents/ALL) for mixing.

Once the album hits the streets, the band plans to tour non-stop in their newly purchased Cincinnati Bengals-styled RV and take any money earned from it and place it all on 27 black when they get back home – because that’s the best way to ensure they’ll always be out touring and playing music they love.

Today we’re proud to bring you an exclusive look into The Dopamines‘ new album with a stream of the eighth track from the album – Dick Simmons. The song can be heard below and is capped off with a Futurama sound clip – how cool is that?
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The Dopamines Leak “It Couldn’t Really Be Any Other”

DopaminesOhio pop punkers The Dopamines have released a new tune from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “It Couldn’t Be Any Other,” and will appear on Expect The Worse, which is scheduled fora June 29, 2010 release on Paper + Plastick.

Check out the track here.

Dopamines: It Couldn’t Really Be Any Other

DopeaminesCincinnati’s power pop-punk trio The Dopamines have posted a stream of “It Couldn’t Really Be Any Other” off their soon to be released sophomore album, Expect The Worst. You can check out the stream over at

Expect The Worst will be released on June 29th via Paper + Plastick.

The album was recorded this past November with Roger Lima (Less Than Jake/Rehasher) and Matt Yonker (Teen Idols/The Queers) at Roger’s Moat House Studios and mixed by Stephen Egerton (Descendents/ALL).

The band previously leaked two other tracks from Expect The Worst. You can check out a stream of “Public Domain” over at and “You’d Make A Good Horsecop” on the band’s MySpace page.


Paper & Plastick Signs The Dopamines

The DopeaminesPaper + Plastick Records have signed Cincinnati’s power pop punk trio The Dopamines. The band recently recorded an album with Roger Lima from Less Than Jake and Matt Yonker from Teen Idols/The Queers at Roger’s Moat House Studios in Gainesville, FL. The album was then passed on to Stephen Egerton (Decendents/ALL) for mixing.

The final product, entitled Expect The Worst, will be released by Paper + Plastick in late June on LP/Digital download.

The label have leaked a stream of the track“Public Domain” from the album. Head over to to hear the song on their label player. The Dopamines are currently on tour, the dates are below.

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