20.07.2018 (F&M) // There seems to be at least one positive feature to Trump‘s presidency: While the United States are suffocating more and more in their political outbursts and the land of unlimited opportunity has turned into the country of fear and oppression, you simply want to keep all windows and doors forever shut – however, it‘s exactly in times like these that the free spirit and rebellion of the American Punk rock is more important than ever! First and foremost, it’s now up to the legendary Californians, ADOLESCENTS, to deliver an album that feels like a furious punch right in the face of all Donald fanatics. In the form of their ninth full-length record in the band‘s long career, ADOLESCENTS deliver their most angry, crushing and yet astute album.
After impressive 39 (!) years in the music scene, ADOLESCENTS have earned an undisputed reputation as one of the most renowned punk and hardcore bands in the US. After been founded in 1979 by ex-AGENT ORANGE bassist Steve Soto and singer Tony Cadena, they were soon joined by the highly esteemed Agnew brothers of SOCIAL DISTORTION and since the unleashing of their debut album in 1981, they have become an indispensable part of the hardcore punk scene. Despite numerous line-up changes and two temporary breakups, the combo has been in full action again since 2001 and this year, they once more plunge deep into our world’s cruel reality to gain inspiration for their new studio album, titled »Cropduster«. The 18-track strong invasion, available in stores in July, hits right where it hurts and doesn’t only deal with the band‘s unbridled hatred toward the current head of state of the US, but also holds a mirror to the world, in which too many stubborn people unfortunately don’t dare to look.
With playful, but yet gloomy and bitter laconicism, the band sings „Violets red and roses blue, All these things I give to you, It won’t matter when the tanks roll through“ and gives the listener a wakeup call by raging over lifestyle attitudes that many people would like to laugh at if only it wasn‘t so incredibly sad. In ‚Flat Earth Stomp‘, the band bluntly states: „Caught the flu the other day, This chick asked me to pray. Told me the earth is flat. What can you say to that?”
In ‚Just Because‘, front man Tony Cadena shouts his opinion directly into Donald Trump‘s puffy face and defends himself against his own forced assignment in ‚5150 Or Fight‘. Nothing, absolutely nothing is alright, while the burdensome ‚Nuclear Football‘ picks up on the fear of atomic destruction, and while school children have to run for their lives facing an automatic machine gun in ‚Room 223‘ - therefore the consensus of the album can hardly be expressed any clearer than that: Folks, the world is a shitty place, but let‘s celebrate our short lives before the apocalypse knocks on our door – and what‘s a better place for that than a huge moshpit, guided by the pure force of harsh riffs and raging vocals!
Even though ADOLESCENTS have passed their adolescent phase since a very long time, the quintet has always kept the rebellion of their youth alive, and combined their overwhelming power with a pinch of adult acumen, mighty explosiveness, and decades of songwriting experience. And while looking at the daily news, it seems that ADOLESCENTS will never run out of inspiration. But fear not, my friends…. we don’t have to worry much longer anymore, because in the end „We are all just prey for Armageddon."
„Cropduster” is available on Concrete Jungle Records now! Get your copy as ltd. Digipak CD, ltd. colored and black 180g vinyl LP or Digital Download.
30.06.2018 (F&M) // Out of respect for Steve Soto’s passing all "Concrete Jungle Records Fest" shows with ADOLESCENTS, THE MOVEMENT and VAL SINESTRA in Berlin and Nürnberg are cancelled. All purchased tickets can be refunded at each point of purchase.
28.06.2018 (F&M) // We’re deeply saddened to announce that Steve Soto of Californian Punkband ADOLESCENTS passed away peacefully in his sleep. We’re shocked and speechless. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. Thank you, Steve, for all the good times we had together and your music which guided us through decades! You will never be forgotten. R.I.P.
22.06.2018 (F&M) // Seven years after "Kill Everyone" THE TURBO A.C.'s finally present their eighth studio album "Radiation”. The record triumphs through 13 thrilling punk rock songs with the raspy voice of frontman Kevin Cole. Another milestone in the band’s history.
Founded in the early 90s, it all started in the streets of New York City, where THE TURBO A.C.’s released a few songs and created their own surf punk sound right from the start. In 1996 they released their first full-length-album “Damnation Overdrive” on Blackout! Records. Since the international feedback was great, they started constantly touring America, Europe, Canada and Australia and made fans worldwide. The Re-Release “20 Years in Damnation Overdrive" was published on Concrete Jungle Records / Edel in June 2016.
Four years ago singer Kevin Cole made his dream come true and left New York City after 25 years behind. He moved to the island of Puerto Rico and opened a Punk Rock Pizza Shop on the beach. But that was not the end of the band. “We live in different countries”, explains the singer. “But the long distance is not a problem for us.” But then hurricane Maria hit the island and his restaurant was under water – destroyed by a storm, which made global news in September 2017. His band members started a crowdfunding campaign and raised enough money for him to rebuild the shop.
Luckily Kevin was able to save the material he already had recorded for “Radiation”. After the worst was over, he completed the new album. Seriously, who could write a better punk rock record for an angry generation than a man who stood on the brink? "Radiation" thrills with energetic songs like "Go Ahead", "All Alone", and the amazing cover of Lana Del Rey‘s song “High By The Beach”. An album that took a long time to come, but surpasses all expectations!
Get your "Radiation" as CD, ltd. colored 180g LP, Digital Download and Stream on Concrete Jungle Records now. A tour is also planned for Fall 2018.
31.03.2018 (F&M) // Good news! THE TURBO A.C.'s new album "Radiation" is finally coming June 22nd, 2018! Watch out for further details, singles and pre-orders! There's also an European tour planed for September / October - go to Weird World Tourbooking for infos and dates. Can't wait to see them live again!
By the way... check the first song "Go Ahead" from the upcoming album on our current label compilation!
CONCRETE JUNGLE RECORDS NEW LABEL COMPILATION IS AVAILABLE NOW!
23.03.2018 (F&M) // Oh yeah! Finally Concrete Jungle Records' 13th anniversary compilation is available! Feat. The Adolescents, Death By Stereo, The Turbo A.C.'s, The Creepshow, The Movement, Mad Sin Official, The Peacocks, Burning Lady, Val Sinestra, Authority Zero, Venerea, Total Chaos, and many more! 13 years of Punk & Hardcore! Celebrate with us and get your copy right now! Also available as bundle incl. shirt and ltd. silkscreen poster! http://www.outofvogue.de
01.03.2018 (F&M) // THE MOVEMENT is a power-trio from Copenhagen founded by Lukas Scherfey in 2002. They play a kind of mod-rock and are influenced by bands like THE JAM, THE WHO or THE CLASH. THE MOVEMENT is a high energetic band and kicks off on stage so that people can’t stand still - they just have to move!
But THE MOVEMENT is also strongly committed to serving the working class. The main objective is to encourage young people to resist and question everything. In that matter THE CLASH has been a great influence: “politics and poetry”. Their influences range from Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Marx to Joe Strummer and Paul Weller. And luckily there’s a new and constantly growing generation of young kids that is interested in political questions, expressing deep, fundamental criticism and rejection of the global effects of capitalism and its mechanisms of exploitation, war and oppression. Young people searching for truth and enlightenment in times of total manipulation, lies and darkness. THE MOVEMENT is dedicated to all of them.
Concrete Jungle Records just signed the band for a brand new upcoming studio album in 2018. Fortunately, Concrete Jungle Records will also release their complete back catalog on CD, ltd. col. 180g Vinyl and of course also as Digital Download and Stream.
22.01.2018 (F&M) // Concrete Jungle Records are celebrating their 13th anniversary with a great Nice Price label compilation. Feat. THE CREEPSHOW, ADOLESCENTS, THE MOVEMENT, THE TURBO A.C.’s, THE PEACOCKS, DEATH BY STEREO, MAD SIN, BURNING LADY, THE GENERATORS, TOTAL CHAOS, VAL SINESTRA, and many more! OUT MARCH 23RD, 2018!