Posted on May 19, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Budapest’s Bankrupt is back with their seventh release called ‘Goodbye Blue Monday’. Its five great, catchy songs that I like a lot. This is the band’s best release yet, this EP is some straight up pop punk. I guess these guys decided to listen to a lot of Ramones before they recorded this one, it’s not Ramones-core but you can hear the influence for sure. People that dig pop punk will want to check this one out for sure because Bankrupt shows that they can do pop punk very well too.
3. Close Encounters
5. Monday Morning
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Posted on May 18, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Iron Man 3 the movie that everyone has seen and no one can agree on. It seems people are all over the place on this one, they like it, they hate it, they’re indifferent on it, and it’s kind of hard to gauge it if you’re thinking about seeing it. Shane Black is directing this one, all the familiar faces are back in their normal roles and this time we’ve got Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin. A big complaint I’ve been hearing about this one is Tony Stark spends way too much time outside of the suit, and that is a totally valid argument. I think there’s about fifteen minutes of ‘Iron Man’ in this movie. But it’s not a ruiner, Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor and he carries this without any iron suited help. Basically Tony got drunk and blew someone off way back when, now that person has turned into a villain and is out for revenge. They’re attacking Tony at his home and have bigger super villain type plans they’re also trying to get through. There’s really not a ton to say about this movie, if you’ve seen the other two you kind of know what you’re getting into and if you liked the other movies you should go see this one. If you haven’t seen an Iron Man yet, it’s not the best idea to start with the third in this trilogy, go see the other two first, they’re much better films. That being said I did enjoy this movie, it was pretty good, worth going to see for sure if you liked the pervious Iron Man movies, just don’t be expecting this to be the best of the three.
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Posted on May 17, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Boys are a new band that is made of members of some other great bands including Dead North, Mixtapes and Kinder Words. And holy shit is this demo good. I haven’t been this blown away by a demo since Dead Ringer’s (or Jabber’s if that counted as a demo). I’ve probably already listened to this close to fifty times and I’m not even close to getting tired of it. Catchy as fuck pop punk (with some 90′s rock/pop influence sound) with female vocals, I’m a sucker for this type of thing anyway but this is some next level stuff for sure. This is one of the best things I’ve heard all year, and it’s only a demo! Not only are all the songs are incredible but this thing sounds great too, if I’d just heard this and not seen any of the release info I certainly wouldn’t have been thinking demo, just press this to vinyl as is and I’ll be in line to buy my copy. Anyone that likes pop punk will be head over heels for Boys; I can just about guarantee it.
1. Sundae Skool
2. Turn The T.V. Off
3. Long Walk
4. New Car
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Posted on May 17, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Rise Records brings us the new Face to Face album, and I’ve gotta say it’s not quite what I expected. It’s not that it doesn’t sound like Face to Face it’s just not up to the quality that the band has been bringing with the past few albums. As a whole ‘Three Chords And A Half Truth’ just seems really generic. It’s like a band listened to a lot of Face to Face and Bad Religion and tried to imitate it. It’s pretty decent; it’s just like a hollow version of the band that I’ve been enjoying for many years. If you’re a Face to Face fan you’ll most likely find some enjoyment in here but it’s not going to blow you away. If you don’t know the band however I would recommend this album to start off on.
1. 123 Drop
2. Welcome Back To Nothing
3. Smokestacks and SkyScrapers
4. Right As Rain
5. First Step, Misstep
6. Bright Lights Go Down
7. Paper Tigers With Teeth
8. Flat Black
10. Marked Men
11. Three Chords and a Half Truth
12. Across State Lines
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Posted on May 16, 2013 by Uncle Critic
86′d Records, Rad Girlfriend Records, Drunken Sailor Records, No Breaks Records, Throwing THings Records, and On The Real Records has been cool enough to bring us this new split from Rad Company and Tight Bros. Two great pop punk bands on one rad slab of vinyl. The fist Rad Company song ‘Hang In There’ is one of the best I’ve heard from the band, it’s fast and catchy as hell. The second one ‘Under The Blade’ doesn’t quite hit the high mark left by the previous song but it’s a damn good one too, I’ll even go ahead and say both of these songs are the best stuff I’ve heard from this band yet. Tight Bros is a band I recently got into right before their LP dropped and I’ve been hooked since the first time I’ve heard them. The first song ‘Not What You Asked For’ is pretty catchy but it gets a bit repetitive, I think it’d have been much better if it’d been cut in half. Their second song ‘Trapped In My Head’ is exactly the type of song that got me hooked on Tight Bros. It’s got the distinctive guitar song, it’s quick and fast and catchy. It sounds like the entire song is so tightly wound it’s about to snap. It’s really great. Anyone that digs good pop punk should be all over this one because it’s filled with the good stuff!
1. Hang In There
2. Under The Blade
1. Not What You Asked For
2. Trapped In My Head
Get it from 86′d Records HERE
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Get it from Drunken Sailor Records HERE
Get it from No Breaks Records HERE
Get it from Throwing Things Records HERE
Get it from On The Real Records HERE
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Posted on May 15, 2013 by Uncle Critic
A split release from John Wilkes Booth Records and It’s Alive Records, the second I found out that this was happening it instantly became one of my most anticipated releases of the year. Lipstick Homicide is one of the best bands going right now and the Turkletons are a top notch band themselves. This split is one of the best pairings that you could ask for. The first Lipstick Homicide song ‘Not That Easy’ is easily in the top five best Lipstick Homicide songs, which is no easy feat since they’ve got so many great ones. Their second song ‘Some Sympathy’ isn’t as great as the first (though I don’t think anyone could have expected it to be) but it still a great song. As for the Turkletons they kind of flip what Lipstick Homicide did ‘Geography’ is the song that’s good. It’s a solid song that I like a lot but their second song ‘Common Ground’ is the real gem here. It’s almost the best Turkletons song there is. This split was surprising and not surprising at all at the same time. As expected its great, all the songs rule and both bands are phenomenal. Where the swerve came in was the Turkletons, as much as I like the Turkletons I expected Lipstick Homicide to run away with the win here with ease. This isn’t the case, both bands have a real good song and an excellent song; I’m going to have to call this one a tie. The only way this split could have been better is if it had been a LP sized one with more songs. For anyone that likes pop punk this is a must own record.
1. Not That Easy
2. Some Sympathy
2. Common Ground
Get it from John Wilkes Booth Records HERE
Get it from It’s Alive Records HERE
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Posted on May 15, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Lili Champ is a punk band from Santiago de Chile and they’re pretty damn great. They’ve got some good tunes here on their self titled EP; they seem to pull a lot of influence from 90′s punk rock and pop punk. ‘Liliage’ is an awesome introduction to the band, plus I’m always a sucker for songs with whoa-oh’s in them. ‘Macaroni & Cheese’ is great song about people moving on from punk. I can’t understand the lyrics to ‘Las dos sombras’ but sounds pretty damn good to me regardless, you don’t have to know the lyrics to know a good song. ‘Breadbags’ closes things out, it starts off pretty slow than brings it up to speed a little bit, and it reminds me of some of the Queers slower songs. I don’t even know which song I like best on here, they’re all pretty good. Just check out Lili Champ if you dig punk and pop punk.
2. Macaroni & Cheese
3. Las dos sombras
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