Western Addiction – Tremulous

I’ve been a fan of San Francisco’s Western Addiction ever since they first released their 2003 debut Cognicide, and while they’ve released two 7-inches since, I’ve have been anxiously waiting for their next full length.  Finally nearly 12 goddamn years later, Western Addiction is back with their 80s hardcore influenced punk rock sophomore release Tremulous. From the second album opener “Clatter and Hiss” starts, you know exactly what you’re in for… no bullshit, no frills melodic hardcore.  There isn’t a single bad track on the […]

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Western Addiction – Pines (For fans of Black Flag, Minor Threat, Paint It Black)

When San Francisco’s hardcore act made headway with their first full length Cognicide back in 2005, I was completely blown away and left me wanting more.  It took 8 years of being blue-balled, but finally they give us their 3 song EP Pines.  Pines is exactly what you’d expect from Western Addiction: fast, concise and not really missing a beat from where they left off.  Taking the influences of old pissed hardcore like Black Flag or Minor Threat, Pines is a solid listen for anyone […]

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Good Riddance, Flatliners, Western Addiction Live In Philly (10/17/13)

A few months back when I saw that Good Riddance would be playing a tiny Philly bar, I bought tickets the minute they went on sale… there was no way I was going to miss this, and I was ridiculously stoked.  Then they announced that one of the openers would be Western Addiction, I wasn’t really sure what to do with myself.  I’ve loved both of these bands for so long and have never had a chance to see either. I headed to Philly’s Voltage […]

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