Bad Religion

 

Though the band formed in 1980, Bad Religion is thriving in 2019 with their newest release, Age Of Unreason. The album dropped yesterday with a thud as the political punkers hit the scene for the first time since 2013. With their scorching riffs and lyrics to match, Bad Religion is proving that they are just as relevant today as they were in the ’90s.

Age Of Unreason couldn’t have arrived at a more divisive time, which suits Bad Religion‘s particular brand of melodious socio-political punk just fine… Greg Graffin and company are more than up to the challenge of speaking truth to power, which they do with equal parts earnestness and apoplexy.

Allmusic on Age Of Unreason

Through their career, the band has released punk anthems that have persisted on the radio even to this day. Their hits include “Los Angeles is Burning,” “American Jesus,” “You,” and “21st Century.” Age Of Unreason promises to be another strong addition, sure to deliver more hits in their discography. Check out the video for standout track “Do the Paranoid Style” up above.

Bad Religion delivers with Ernie Ball Power Slinky strings on guitar and Regular Slinky Stainless Steel bass strings on bass.

Blow some steam off with the new Bad Religion album, Age of Unreason, down below.

Quiet Life

 

The band Quiet Life may not have an address, but they have found a comfortable home in their musical sound, nestling between roots and folk with a modern sizzle. Quiet Life is composed of the brothers Spellman: Ryan and Sean. Traveling in their vegetable-oil-powered van, this band is one fond of the road along the west coast.

Quiet Life sound like they stumbled from Big Pink, with a rambunctious roots sound that would make Robbie Robertson smile from ear-to-ear.

The Portland Mercury on Quiet Life

Their latest album, Foggy, spans 10 tracks with the warmth of Americana and the searing heat of modern rock in their guitar riffs. The album also features the likes of fellow Ernie Ball artist of Dr. Dog fame, Scott McMicken. Quiet Life is a folk-rock ensemble that knows just what they’re doing, and it’s worth the listen.

Quiet Life finds comfort with Ernie Ball Power Slinky strings on electric guitar, Earthwood Medium Phosphor Bronze strings on acoustic, and Regular Slinky bass strings on bass.

Close your eyes and imagine driving down the coastline with the top Quiet Life tracks down below.

Dog Party

 

Based locally out of San Luis Obispo and, alternatively, Sacramento, California, Dog Party is the rock ‘n’ roll band composed of the dynamic duo that is the Giles sisters. Their upbeat sound can range from the sounds of ’50s pop (as heard on their track “Hit & Run”) to fuzzy psychedelic rock or even punk.

The Dog Party live show owes a debt of influence to old Bikini Kill footage they both have absorbed, and also Sex Bob-omb — that’s right, the fictional band from the cult comic book series Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. They have an uncanny ability to incite nostalgic awe in older audience members, while fueling the fire of frenzied dancing in the younger ones.

Dog Party, Official Bio

The sisters are currently on tour with The Aquabats and fellow Ernie Ball band, Reel Big Fish. You can check out their national tour dates on their official website to experience their unique comic-book-alt-rock infused stage presence for yourself.

Dog Party uses Ernie Ball Power Slinky and Super Slinky strings on guitar while using Hybrid Slinky bass strings on bass.

Listen to Dog Party‘s top tracks down below.

Bones Owens

 

Bones Owens plays some serious rock and roll. Raised in rural Missouri, his formative years were filled with the music of gospel and country. As he got older, he found his way to Nashville, Tennessee, picking up the influences of bluegrass, folk, and rock along the way — influences that would eventually contribute to the sound you hear today in Bones Owens.

I love the process of creating a certain vibe. With this new stuff, I really write with the live show in mind. I think about how it’s going to translate live and how I can get the crowd to enjoy themselves. I think that’s my favorite part a the moment: just getting a chance to try out new songs and experiment with them.

Bones Owens, AXS

That style has been treating him well; Bones Owens‘ last three releases have been singles and achieved a new level of popularity for the artist. “White Lines,” and “Keep It Close” are notable singles, but the live performance “Bout Time” is sure to rock your socks off, as seen above.

Bones Owens gets their classic sound with Ernie Ball Power Slinky on guitar and Power Slinky bass strings for bass.

Check out Bones Owens‘ top tracks down below.

Ignite

 

Coming out swinging straight from of Orange County, California, Ignite is a melodic hardcore band with serious heart. Not only is their music passionate and powerful in its own right, but the band focuses their music around activism and raising awareness for political circumstances. Their most recent release, A War Against You, came on strong in the hardcore scene, with the lead track, “Nothing Can Stop Me,” featured in the official video above.

A War Against You is the sound of Ignite taking a stand and delivering a record without borders or boundaries… ‘A War Against You’ affirms that Ignite is still rooted in the energy and melodicism of hardcore’s salad days, while proving themselves not merely a great punk or hardcore band, but a great band in their own right.

Ignite, Official Bio

Ignite has been around for two decades, and they have the stage presence to prove it. The band has a serious commitment to a cause, and in the process, have created some head-banging tunes that can get a crowd moving. To see Ignite live, check out their tour dates on their official website.

Ignite express themselves with Ernie Ball Power Slinky strings on electric guitar and Power Slinky bass strings on bass.

Rock out with the top tracks from Ignite down below.

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