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For so many, for so long, Darkbuster (pronounced DAAK-BUST-AH in the proper Boston accent) was a staple in the punk rock landscape - worldwide. For Boston punks and skins, they were, and remain, essential. While this record may have taken eight years to complete, it is truly a testament to how important this band is.
This is a record that can be loved and appreciated equally by a fourty-something who knows every single classic Darkbuster tune and has seen them a hundred times, or a fresh-cut teenager who hears them for the first time.
As 2012’s “Illuminator” (the debut album by Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One) continues to gain the highest of praise, Lenny really shows here that he’s at the top of his game. It is for that reason that so many other amazing musicians have supported him, and this project in particular, to help make it a truly standout record. The musicianship and songwriting on this album really speak for itself. Give it a spin, and you’ll be singing along in no time…
Oi! THIS IS STREETPUNK VOL. 5!
FEATURING 15 OF THE BEST STREETPUNK BANDS OUT NOW!
Putting the first one of these compilations together five years ago, who would've known that they would be received so well, allowing us to continue putting these out year after year; strong lineup after strong lineup, with virtually no repeats. Volume five is no exception!
You can stream Oi! This Is Streetpunk Vol. 5 HERE.
This 12" record comes with a 3" woven patch, making it a total 15" - the real deal, staying true with the gimmick of the previous editions. Like its predecessors (having been released on 11/11/11, 12/12/12, 3/13/13, 4/14/14), this one was released on 5/15/15.
If you're not familiar, and you want to get a feel for what's in store, you can stream the first four "Oi! This is Streetpunk!" compilations here:
Oi! THIS IS STREETPUNK, Volume ONE - OUT 11/11/11 (11") piratespressrecords.com/Oi!
Oi! THIS IS STREETPUNK, Volume TWO - OUT 12/12/12 (12") piratespressrecords.com/Oi!2
Oi! THIS IS STREETPUNK, Volume THREE - OUT 3/13/13 (12" + 1" Button) piratespressrecords.com/Oi!3
Oi! THIS IS STREETPUNK, Volume FOUR - OUT 4/14/14 (12" + 2" Badge) piratespressrecords.com/Oi!4
Whether you wanna call it Oi!, or streetpunk, or something else, it's those fast-paced, upbeat, witty, clever and inspiring tunes that have us all lacing up those boots and putting up those mohawks. Here are fifteen more bands that share that love, and fifteen more great tracks to help you DJ that next punk rock drink-a-thon!
Oi!... THIS is STREETPUNK.
Volume five includes contributions from RAZORCUT // BLACK BALL // GRADE 2 // REDUCERS SF // BATS OUT // WORKIN' STIFFS // BRICK ASSASSIN // PLAN OF ATTACK // DARKBUSTER // ROADSIDE BOMBS // GENERATORS // RILE 9 COLLECTIVE // VICTORY // ANTAGONIZERS ATL // THE STRUGGLE
ALEXANDER & GORE
FIRST TIME PRESSED ON VINYL!
THE LANCASTERS, born from the ashes of the SUBWAY THUGS, were a melodic, hard-hitting street punk band formed in Vancouver in the spring of 2000. They were greatly influenced by both the American and European Oi and street punk, and became widely appreciated for their gruff vocals, sing-along choruses and pounding rhythms; developing a loyal fanbase throughout western Canada, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.
In November 2003, LONGSHOT MUSIC released their first full length “Alexander and Gore” (on CD only). The release received wide attention and praise from zines such as Maximum Rock and Roll, and in May 2004 the band was showcased on the AMP Presents Vol. 2 Street Punk compilation with the likes of The Unseen, The Casualties, Lars Frederiksen and The Bastards, The Swinging Utters, Anti-Flag, and more.
In the summer of 2005 the band hit the studio and recorded six songs, but in the fall they called it quits. The songs were never released. Members of THE LANCASTERS have gone on to play in other bands, but most notably came together again in 2011 to form BISHOPS GREEN.
Both Bishops Green records featured unreleased LANCASTERS material: “The Crow,” “Alone,” “Rat Race” and “Night Terror.” The release of these songs generated a renewed interest in THE LANCASTERS, and a fueled a demand to see “Alexander and Gore” re-mastered, and released on VINYL!
A CHANCE TO CHANGE
NEW LP FROM CANADA'S BEST!
Bishops Green have firmly established themselves as one of the premier bands of the resurgent streetpunk scene, with up-tempo, anthemic songs that touch on a wide-range of cerebral subject matter ranging from questioning the decisions of the powers that be in politics to the more personal struggle of daily existence.
A 'tour only' version of the album will be made available directly from the band at live shows!
"A Chance To Change" is the 2nd full-length from this exciting and prolific band, following the twice pressed full-length "Pressure” (2014) and their 3-times pressed debut self-titled 12" mini-LP from the year before.
The momentum and support that BISHOPS GREEN have behind them right now makes them truly stand out from the pack, and this album is sure to bring with it even more opportunity and success spreading their poignant message to the punk rock masses.
THIS TIME AROUND
BRAND NEW 7"!
This limited edition EP features the new single and video song ”This Time Around”, from the Bombshell Rocks comeback album ”Generation Tranquilized!" It also includes the unreleased album-session song ”Coming Apart” and two acoustic songs ”This Time Around” and ”Shine Some Light.” Pressed on black vinyl and limited edition SILVER colored vinyl!
After taking a 9 year break, the band reunited in 2014 to deliver "Scars & Tattoos," a 7" that marked the return of one of Sweden's legendary punk bands. Bombshell Rocks followed it up with "Generation Tranquilized," the band's first LP since 1996's "The Conclusion."
Watch the video for "This Time Around": http://www.piratespressrecords.com/TTA
OPEN YOUR EYES
FRANCE'S NEWEST PUNK BAND!
Having formed only about 2 years ago, LION'S LAW have quickly established themselves as one of the elite modern skinhead streetpunk bands alongside BOOZE & GLORY, EVIL CONDUCT, BISHOPS GREEN and THE TEMPLARS.
Formed by members of the popular French band MARABOOTS, LION’S LAW took a direction equally as influenced by classic UK Oi! bands like LAST RESORT as much as classic French bands like WARRIOR KIDS and CAMERA SILENS.
Amidst a full docket of European gigs and festival performances, LION’S LAW even pulled off an unbelievably successful East Coast US tour (Sept 2014), and have a lot of other great dates filling up this year’s calendar.
This also includes a "Laced Up" flexi postcard!