Mannequin Pussy: I Got Heaven [Album Review]

Mannequin PussyI Got HeavenEpitaph Records [2024] Album Overview: I Got Heaven is Mannequin Pussy’s latest album, released on Epitaph Records. It marks a departure from their previous works, delving into themes of desire, loneliness, and navigating an unforgiving world. The album expands their indie radio-friendly side with stylish maturity while maintaining a hardcore edge that … Read more

late night drive home – “Believe Me (Even If I’m Lying)” [Video]

Since forming in 2019, the El Paso natives have gained a cult following of 1 Million monthly listeners charmed by their Gen-Z perspective that also has a penchant for nostalgia.  On this EP the band looked to 90’s grunge staples such as Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins to incorporate heavier instrumentation, while also boasting the modern influence … Read more

Mannequin Pussy – “I Don’t Know You” [Video]

Mannequin Pussy announce their anticipated new album, I Got Heaven, with a video for “I Don’t Know You.” The album, produced by John Congleton, is due March 1st via Epitaph Records. Of “I Don’t Know You” Marisa Dabice says “This is simply a song about having a crush. About the excitement and playful fantasy that … Read more

Fire Track: The Linda Lindas – “Resolution/Revolution”

The Linda Lindas have shared their new single and music video for “Resolution / Revolution.” The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s New Music Daily on Apple Music today, which features the band on the cover. The track follows the release of their song “Too Many Things” earlier this summer. The Linda Lindas kicked off this … Read more

Rancid: Tomorrow Never Comes [Album Review]

RancidTomorrow Never ComesEpitaph Records [2023] After a five-year hiatus, Rancid returns with their tenth studio album, Tomorrow Never Comes. This album marks a solid return to form for the band, blending a familiar sound with a refreshing energy. The album showcases Rancid’s trademark ska-punk style, infused with a more mature and refined edge. The songs … Read more

The Linda Lindas: Growing Up [Album Review]

The Linda LindasGrowing UpEpitaph Records [2022] Two sisters, a cousin, and their close friend with an average age of 14. That is the make up of L.A.’s The Linda Lindas which caught fire last year when their performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy” for the Los Angeles Public Library went viral. They quickly were signed to … Read more

Descendents: 9th & Walnut [Album Review]

Descendents 9th & WalnutEpitaph Records [2021] Classic punk band Descendents newest album, 9th & Walnut, is actually a collection of songs written from 1977 through 1980. They were on a shelf until finally recorded to tape in 2002, but luckily were brought back out last year during the band’s downtime. Most of the tracks were … Read more

Danny Elfman: Big Mess [Album Review]

Danny Elfman Big MessANTI-/Epitaph Records [2021] Rarely has an artist captured the tone and energy of their recording project as accurately and succinctly as Danny Elfman does here in the album title Big Mess. Of course, Elfman is best known of late as the composer of music scores for over a 100 films going all … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

Mannequin PussyPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia indie punk band Mannequin Pussy just released their new EP Perfect on May 21 via Epitaph Records. The EP is the follow-up to their Headphone Approved 2019 album Patience. The band was rolling at the start of 2020, until they were shut down like everything else. Their new EP finds them … Read more

Descendents: 9th & Walnut LP (Opaque Orange Wax | 500 Copies)

Formed in L.A.’s South Bay in 1978, DESCENDENTS began as a power trio featuring bassist Tony Lombardo, drummer Bill Stevenson, and guitarist Frank Navetta (d. 2008). The band re- cruited vocalist Milo Aukerman in 1980 and began establishing themselves as major players in the Southern California Punk movement. Over the years, the band has sustained … Read more

Fire Track: Descendents – “That’s The Breaks”

Legendary punk band Descendents have a new track “That’s The Breaks.” The track follows the politically-charged two-song single Suffrage, released ahead of the 2020 general election encouraging voting to take down the Trump administration. In triumph, “That’s The Breaks” serves as a farewell to 45 ahead of the upcoming inauguration. As you might expect, Descendents do not hold back … Read more

THICK: 5 Years Behind [Album Review]

THICK5 Years BehindEpitaph Records [2020] The debut from Brooklyn-based DIY punk trio, THICK, was the perfect record to pick up as our country was shutting down due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, bringing enough noise, angry energy and musical muscle to make the required lock-down relatively tolerable. No doubt, Nikki Sisti (voice/guitar), Kate Black (voice/bass, guitar and … Read more

Mannequin Pussy: Patience [Album Review]

Mannequin Pussy Patience Epitaph Records [2019] Who: Philadelphia’s Mannequin Pussy have just released their third LP and first for Epitaph Records. Sound: Melodic powerful punk rock that can hum like Cherry Glazerr and Charley Bliss with the snarl of Amyl and the Sniffers and Bikini Kill. TFN Final Take: I remember being impressed with Mannequin … Read more

Bad Religion: Age Of Unreason [Album Review]

Bad Religion Age Of Unreason Epitaph Records [2019] Who: This is the West Coast punk greats 17th studio record and first full-length since 2013’s True North. Sound: Melodic punk rock that is 120% Bad Religion. TFN Final Take: If there ever was a political environment for punk veterans Bad Religion to storm back – 2019 … Read more

The Menzingers: After The Party [Album Review]

The Menzingers After The Party Epitaph Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Bursting with big guitars, sweeping storytelling and endlessly catchy melodies, After the Party is a bold realization that finds The Menzingers’ raising the bar yet again. Album Review: From the crunchy guitars and lightning-fast drums of their debut record A Lesson in the Abuse … Read more

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die: Harmlessness [Album Review]

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Harmlessness Epitaph Records [2015] Fire Note Says: A surprise candidate for Album Of The Year emerges from the post-emo scene. Album Review: I was first drawn to this band by all the hype surrounding their debut album, Whenever, If Ever. The … Read more

Desaparecidos: Payola [Album Review]

Desaparecidos Payola Epitaph Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Desaparecidos create a memorable return! Album Review: Formed in 2001 in Omaha, Nebraska, Desaparecidos released one album, Read Music / Speak Spanish in 2002 on Saddle Creek Records. The band never broke up but the members went different directions including of course, Conor Oberst’s career with Bright … Read more

The Sidekicks: Runners In The Nerved World [Album Review]

The Sidekicks Runners In The Nerved World Epitaph Records [2015] Fire Note Says: The Sidekicks fourth album is pop-tinged punk confection. Album Review: The Sidekicks are a punk outfit from Cleveland, OH. Runners In The Nerved World is the band’s fourth studio release and my first exposure to the band. The Sidekicks sound like a … Read more

Rancid: …Honor Is All We Know [Album Review]

Rancid …Honor Is All We Know Hellcat/Epitaph Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Rancid work to rekindle their punk spirit. Album Review: I remember the days when anxiously waiting for a new Rancid record meant something. They clearly are now veterans of the second mainstream punk movement and were always a reminder of how The Clash … Read more

Rancid New Album ‘…Honor Is All We Know’ / LTD Vinyl

Rancid will release their new album titled …Honor Is All We Know on October 27 via Hellcat / Epitaph Records. Honor Is All We Know is Rancid’s eighth studio album and was produced by Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz. The album is the follow up to their 2009 Hellcat / Epitaph release … Read more

Joyce Manor: Never Hungover Again [Album Review]

Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again Epitaph Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Joyce Manor upgrade their sound. Album Review: I like the fact that Torrance, California’s Joyce Manor get in and get out when it comes to records. With two albums under their belt that total about 33 minutes combined it seems that waiting two years … Read more

The Lawrence Arms: Metropole [Album Review]

The Lawrence Arms Metropole Epitaph Records [2014] Fire Note Says: The Lawrence Arms return with a record of hooks, punk, and regret. Album Review: If I were to list some of the great pop-punk records of the early 2000’s, Chicago’s Lawrence Arms Apathy and Exhaustion (2002) would be right there near the top of the … Read more

Frank Turner – Sleep Is For The Week – Limited Vinyl

Epitaph has announced that “Sleep Is For The Week” by Frank Turner, has finally been released on vinyl (outside of a small run in the UK)! This limited edition release comes in two different colors of red and brown. With the red version being limited to 500 copies and the brown version limited to 1,000 … Read more

The Lawrence Arms New Video for “Seventeener (17th and 37th)”

The Lawrence Arms have shared their new video for “Seventeener (17th and 37th)”, directed by Ben Pier today. You can Watch the band go after Hollywood fame as they experiment with several genre variations, from 80’s metal heshers, to a clown makeup-wearing horrorcore outfit as they search for their band’s identity. “Seventeener (17th and 37th)” … Read more