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Arising From Sign With Thousand Islands Records

Thousand IslandsMontreal melodic punk band Arising From has joined the growing ranks of Thousand Island Records.  The band last released their debut self titled EP back in June 2016, and is celebrating the announcement by offering it as a name-you-price download here.

The band plans to record a brand new full length for 2018.

Video: Charlie Bit My Finger – Cow A Bunga

Charlie Bit My FingerBelgian melodic pop-punks Charlie Bit My Finger have premiered a song from their sophomore album, Third Time’s A Farm, which is scheduled for release on September 16, 2017 via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (Europe).

Watch the video for “Cow A Bunga” below.

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Go Great Guns Stream Self Titled LP

Go Great GunsMelodic skate-punk group Go Great Guns has released a full stream of the Montreal punks’ latest full length.  The disc serves as the band’s self titled effort and was released last week via Thousand Islands Records.  

Listen to the full disc below.

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Charlie Bit My Finger Announce New LP

Charlie Bit My FingerBelgian melodic pop-punks Charlie Bit My Finger have announced plans to release their sophomore.  The disc will be titled Third Time’s A Farm and is scheduled for release on September 16, 2017 via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (Europe).

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered a music video for the song “Part Of The Plan.”  Watch the video below.

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ExHibition Announce New EP; Release Album Teaser

ExHibitionQuebec City hardcore punk act ExHibition has unveiled details for their next EP.  The EP will be titled Point of no Return and is set to drop on September 16, 2017 via Thousand Islands Records.  Vince Fournier, frontman of Our Darkest Days, serves as guest vocalist on one of the new tracks. 

A teaser trailer for the EP can be viewed below.

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Shirley D Pressed

Shirley D. Pressed

Rust

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Hamburg melodic punk rock act Shirley D. Pressed follow the 90’s EpiFat tradition of accelerating at unrelenting speeds while laying down track after track of metal-tinged guitar work, not unlike A Wilhelm Scream’s iconic highs.  Landing somewhere between the historic CoCal skatepunk scene and the molotov aggression of contemporary European peers like Antillectual, the band hungers to expose and denounce social and political injustices.  The quartet’s debut full length, Rust, ignites a fire under the quartet that rages fiercely across fifteen highly combustible tracks of punk rock fury.

Blasting out the gate, “I’m Not Insane” opens with an extended quote from American comic Bill Hicks that establishes a metaphor for life as a ride in an amusement park, and how beneficiaries of the ride are so invested in maintaining the illusion that they silence the voice of reason.  The song’s message is of establishing that those resisting the status quo are “more than just insane.”  A sense of urgency flows through each verse as drums let loose and sweeping “woah-oah” enhanced melodies direct listeners to pertinent social justice thoughts.  The sense of immediacy continues with “Leave Behind”’s call to “open your eyes” and enter a clearer state of mind.  With rough landing vocals bolstered by a salvo of metal edged riffs defining the song’s final moments, the band pledges sonic allegiance to Propagandhi and  A Wilhelm Scream.  “Winds Of Sea” and “Who We Are” succinctly summarize the swirling amalgamation of influences on display.  With hardcore vocal components punctuating a chorus of harmonies that feel largely indebted to No Use For A Name, “Resolution” reaches a similar climax in guitar and vocal intensity, with Shirley D. Pressed channelling their frustrations and anger into fist pumping anthemic choruses.

For an album titled Rust, Shirley D. Pressed offer up a highly polished slice of skatepunk gleaming with sharp guitar work and pointed melody.  The band follows in the tradition of many of the punk rock legacy acts that once graced the early Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords rosters.  Throw in a little contemporary aggression and commitment to dropping complex, technical guitar solos, and you have an easy case for keeping this revival strong.  With Rust, Shirley D. Pressed easily stands poised to join the ranks of notable 90’s skatepunk revivalists like Mute, Sic Waiting, and The Shell Corporation.

Video: Down Memory Lane – Canal Désinformation

Down Memory LaneMontreal melodic skate-punk outfit Down Memory Lane have premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Canal Désinformation” and will appear on their band’s upcoming french EP, Vice Caché, due out later this summer on Thousand Islands Records.

Listen to the track below until July 23rd, at which point it will be removed.

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Shirley D. Pressed Announce Debut LP

Shirley D PressedEpi-Fat inspired skate-punk act Shirley D. Pressed has announced plans for their debut album on Thousand Islands Records.  The disc will be titled Rust and is set to drop on July 21, 2017.  

Listen to the song “Prejudice” below.

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Bash Brothers – You Are Fading Away

Bash BrothersSwedish melodic hardcore punks Bash Brothers have premiered a new song.  The song is titled “You Are Fading Away” and appears on their debut album, Life Lessons, which is set to drop on June 1, 2017 via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Less Talk, More Records (Europe).

Listen to the song below.

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Brash Brothers Announce Debut LP

Brash BrothersSwedish shredders Bash Brothers have announced details for their debut album.  The ten track disc will be titled Life Lessons and will be available on June 1, 2017 via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Less Talk, More Records (Europe). 

Track listing is below.

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Still Insane – Wires & Tubes

still-insaneQuebec City skate punk act Still Insane have premiered a new song.  Thousand Islands Records plans to release the band’s first new material in five years, an EP entitled Friends & Family, on April 27, 2017.   The band last self released Never An Off back in 2012.

Listen to “Wires & Tubes” here courtesy PunkNews.

Colorsfade – Frozen In Time

colorsfadeGatineau, Quebec metallized skate punk quartet Colorsfade has premiered a new song from their upcoming EP.  The EP will be titled Scream In Silence and is due out on November 15, 2016 via Thousand Islands Records

Listen to the new track “Scream In Silence” here couretsey New Noise Magazine.

Colorsfade Announce New EP; Stream First Track

colorsfadeGatineau, Quebec metallized skate punk quartet Colorsfade has announced the details of their upcoming EP.  The EP will be titled Scream In Silence and is due out on November 15, 2016 via Thousand Islands Records

Listen to the new track “I4NI” here couretsey DyingScene.

Still Insane Join Thousand Islands Records

still-insaneThousand Islands Records has signed Quebec City skate punk act Still Insane. The label plans to release the band’s first new material in five years in Spring 2017.

The band last self released Never An Off back in 2012.

No Real Hero Sign With Thousand Islands Records

NoRealHeropromoMontreal punk rock outfit No Real Hero have signed on with newly founded DIY label Thousand Islands Records. The quartet’s latest self titled EP is currently available as a name-your-price download via bandcamp and they will soon begin work on a new full length LP which will be released on their new label later this year.

 

Down Memory Lane Sign to Thousand Islands Records, Drop EP

Down Memory LaneMontreal melodic skate-punk outfit Down Memory Lane have signed on with newly founded DIY label Thousand Islands Records. The quartet have just released their Recycled Punk Rockers EP and it is available as a name-your-price download via bandcamp.