The New Rochelles release a split with Austria’s DeeCracks

cover - dee cracks new rochellesSwamp Cabbage Records (who put out that pretty amazing Cancer Is A Punk compilation a couple years back) are releasing the next bit of music from Rock Star Journalist faves the New Rochelles. It’s entitled Smile of the Tiger, and it’s a split with the DeeCracks from Austria.

300 are pressed, with 100 on orange, and 200 on black. It comes with a digital download and ships early February. It officially came out yesterday, and you can order it now from the Swamp Cabbage store. Listen to the New Rochelles’ side below, and see if you can explain why so many punk bands release songs with Spanish lyrics. I’d certainly like to know.
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“Cancer Is A Punk” offers up pop-punk to benefit the fight against breast cancer

cover-cancer-is-a-punkOrlando label Swamp Cabbage Records is offering up a pretty great compilation to help fund the fight against breast cancer. In conjunction with a concert of the same name in Indianapolis next month, the label’s releasing a 16-track 12-inch compilation entitled Cancer Is A Punk.

All proceeds from the sale of the LP go to the cause, which, according to an article on, is “helping provide mammograms for women in need.” I think that’s pretty damned worthwhile. The show’s at the Emerson in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 9, and you can find the entire lineup and ticket details at the link above. The compilation can be ordered from Swamp Cabbage for $12 plus shipping. The first 200 copies are on pink, with the remaining 300 on black. Check out the track listing below.
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