Black Sheep – Motion Pictures LP (Bearded Punk Records)

It’s a shame when some excellent record passes unnoticed, and there’s no wondering why this is happening since tons of punk rock recordings are popping up every day. Sometimes some lousy records receive more exposure than other releases, and gems are losing a well-deserved spotlight. Therefore, I decided to dig deeper into Bearded Punk Records… Read More Black Sheep – Motion Pictures LP (Bearded Punk Records)

Captain Kaiser – The Drovers Inn LP (Bearded Punk Records / White Russian Records)

Some record labels became quite prolific by putting out releases almost regularly, without losing the consistency and quality. Exceptional melodic punk rock, skate punk, pop-punk records are popping out on the weekly basis, and sometimes I am barely keeping track of all of them. Of course, this is more than a positive thing, considering the… Read More Captain Kaiser – The Drovers Inn LP (Bearded Punk Records / White Russian Records)

Sidewalk Surfers – Growing Up Is A Mess CD (Barhill Records / Cargo Records)

Sidewalk Surfers made a name for themselves in such a short period. This German skatepunk group from Saarbrücken continuously evolves with time and delivers premium punk rock music with each forthcoming release. Perhaps their discography counts only a couple of recordings, but all of these recordings are bursting with quality. Since their formation, the group… Read More Sidewalk Surfers – Growing Up Is A Mess CD (Barhill Records / Cargo Records)

The Decline / Sic Waiting – Year Of The Crow / Stay Awake 7″ (Various Labels)

Here’s another terrific split release by two exceptional punk rock groups who’s been active for years. On one side, we have The Decline, a well-known Australian skate punk outlet, while on the other side, we have Sic Waiting, a melodic punk rock group from the United States. The Decline were prolific since their beginnings by… Read More The Decline / Sic Waiting – Year Of The Crow / Stay Awake 7″ (Various Labels)

Merloaded – Back From The Bed CS (Tarantula Tapes)

What do you get when you mix alcoholic beverages, skateboarding, energetic punk rock, and loud rock’n’roll? You got entertaining, unpretentious, sincerely performed skate punk music with loads of great moments worth listening to while performing boardslide on the nearest ramp. Merloaded avoids any classifications into simplistic musical genres or terms, and they’re going it with… Read More Merloaded – Back From The Bed CS (Tarantula Tapes)

Arm The Poor – Vomnibus LP (Toe Tapper Records)

Arm The Poor is a longstanding ska-punk quartet originating from Tampa, Florida. The group started in 2004 by delivering the perfect blend of hardcore punk, skate punk, and ska music, combined into an entirely polished form. However, Arm The Poor liberates enough power through their highly engaging music, so this is not another typical contemporary… Read More Arm The Poor – Vomnibus LP (Toe Tapper Records)