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All posts by Chris Rotolo


Basement Drops Title Track Single To Promise Everything LP…Playing Starland Ballroom w/The Story So Far

Generating more than a little bit of buzz and upwards of 25,000 copies sold following the release of your debut 2012 LP (Colourmeinkindness) has a way of ending indefinite hiatuses, and such is the case for UK rock collective Basement, [...]

October 28, 2015 News

Breaking Rad: Leeds’ Forever Cult Drops New Pop-Punk Anthem “Tunnel Vision”…Or, Why Aren’t We Pogoing?

There are plenty of critiques and statements I can make on this forum about day to day life and the socio-economic climate that currently exists in the United States…but today I’d like to address a true issue. One that, if [...]

October 28, 2015 Breaking Rad, Features

Record Store Day Black Friday: Full List Of Releases Unveiled…Get Up Kids, Outkast, Tenacious D, The Sonics ++ More

For the last few years our beloved Record Store Day has not bound itself to the confines of April, providing those holiday season gift givers and vinyl hounds something to look forward to in frigid month of November…Black Friday to be [...]

October 27, 2015 News

Listen: Asbury Park’s Toothgrinder Drops “The House (That Fear Built)” Single…Nocturnal Masquerade Coming Soon

The post-hardcore shrapnel bomb that is Asbury Park’s own Toothgrinder has long been an outfit of terrifying yet alluring tendencies…and the latest single to emerge from this meat grinder of a metallic music collective is no different. Just in time for Halloween [...]

October 27, 2015 Asbury Music, News

Breaking Rad: Ari Katz’s (Lifetime) New Project Mitylion Drops “My Yard Is On” Off Don Giovanni Records Release

One of the more beloved and influential collectives of basement dwellers to emerge from the Hub City in the last two decades has been Lifetime…and in agreement are the slew of elegantly disheveled, break-neck punk outfits with pop sensibilities that have [...]

October 27, 2015 Breaking Rad, Features

Watch: LA’s Electrets Drop Video For Pop-Punk Anthem “Misfit”

With the pop-rock sensibilities of The Go-Go’s and a punk snarl akin to that of The Runaways, Los Angeles four-piece The Electrets have dropped a music video for the infectious title track of its 2014 EP Misfit. Splicing shots of the outfit’s DIY [...]

October 27, 2015 News

Watch: Brooklyn’s SKATERS Drop “Mental Case” Video Starring Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Broad City)…Part Ways w/Warner Bros

  Since first featuring SKATERS in February of 2013, tailing them to Lollapalooza later that year, and being blown away by the Brooklyn outfits punk snarl and pop sensibilities on its debut full-length Manhattan (2014) there’s been some changes followed by prolific period of songwriting. [...]

October 26, 2015 News

Listen: PUJOL Unveils Title Track To Forthcoming Kisses EP…Available On Record Store Day

The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is coming quick, as is the unveiling of Nashville Trash-Pop auteur PUJOL’s forthcoming EP Kisses, which the songsmith is providing bits and pieces of in advance, previously dropping the nightmarish video for the lead [...]

October 26, 2015 News
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Watch: Black Flamingos Play Live At Coffee Haus Studios…New Little Dickman Records EP Out Now

Season 2 of Live at Coffee Haus Studios is underway and one of the most recent episodes featured Asbury Park’s own Black Flamingos, the burgeoning and buzzed about outfit whose surf-rock jams have shaked and quaked the Jersey Shore’s various boardwalk [...]

October 26, 2015 Asbury Music, News

Watch: New Brunswick’s ROMP Drops “Burrito” Video…Bad Timing Records Re-releasing Debut EP

FACT of the day: ROMP is tight…this statement continues to go undisputed. The collection of New Brunswick basement dwellers has also developed into one of my favorite bands over the past year, and aside from ROMP’s catalogue of raucous, fist-tossing punk anthems [...]

October 26, 2015 News