Punk

The Meringues - New Pop Rock Video "Cold Nights"

Kingston’s favorite jangly pop rock group The Meringues have released a new music video. “Cold Nights” is a catchy power pop song with lyrics that aren’t as happy as the vibes of the track itself. The dueling vocals of Amanda Pants and Ted Evans give the track excellent personality and perhaps both sides of the story being told. You can see them perform live at The Mansion in Kingston on September 13th along with Jimbo and Toronto’s Pacer. – Kris Gies

   

Krust Toons: "The Police" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "The Police" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

   

LURK “Electro-Shock"

LURK has signed with Pure Noise to release their latest EP, "Electro-Shock". This is Noise Rock with a good dose of Punk thrown in.

LURK is the work of Kevin Kiley (Vocals), Dan Durley (Bass), Pedro Unzueta (Drums), Alex Rackow (Guitar), and Kevin Maida (Guitar)

You can catch LURK at Underground Lounge on July 31st

   

Start the Week Over releases rowdy debut single, plays Outpost 186 08.01

Start the Week Over takes it back to basics with a heavy-handed drum beat, a rowdy bassline and fiery power chords that morph into energetic solos. A welcome throwback to pop punk's glory days, the music of the Boston group has enough lively hymns to elicit images of groups like New Found Glory and Good Charlotte playing to countless screaming fans. While the Warped Tour heyday of beer tents with no line and acrobatic fans may be over, pop-punk music always delights. Start the Week Over's new single "Daisytop" is a reminder that good music doesn't need to be overprocessed, sometimes it just needs to come from the heart. The band will be playing Outpost 186 in Cambridge on August 1st. We are streaming "Daisytop" to get you pumped for the show. - Rene Cobar

   

Rogozo's dual album is a sonic journey worth taking, performance set for 08.02

Boston's Rogozo has a brand new double record out titled Nine Lives/Eight Lives and boy does it offer an escape from life's asphyxiating routine. The ambiance in the opening track "Nine Lives" alone is enough to relax the brain's neurons and secrete euphoria. The listener can be lost in the suppleness of the string instruments and keys that open the song and lead toward an intriguing marching drum build-up. The song then cascades the mind into a lake of majestic vocal chants, blinding drum fills, and flourishing guitars. The record continues its art-rock flexing to flash stylish guitar solos and Queen-like enthusiasm in its performance. "Animals" in particular is a cross between the most prominent rock forms of the '70s: punk, glam, and psych merge for a riveting experience. "The Psychic" fast-forwards to the '80s for an electro-tune that displays a furious pace, a smooth bassline, and charming vocal harmonies. "Red City" has a lush piano riff that contrasts with the song's aggressive tone. Rogozo has crafted a sonic journey that is deserving of praise, in its execution as much as in its creativity. The Thunder Road Music Club will be hosting Rogozo on Aug 2nd for a performance sure to be a good time. With so many tracks to choose from, we have to go with the pop-punk tinged "Dream" streaming for you below. - Rene Cobar