Mid-Summer-Ish Update

by John Brown on July 18, 2016

We’re not great at updating this site, but we’ve been busy!  Our holy homies Tartar Control were gracious enough to invite us out to gigs in Phoenix and Austin.  We’ve been grinding away on new material and made arrangements to have our next record produced by the famed Sonic Iguana Studios.  Some of our favorite records came out of this facility and we are super stoked to work with Mass Giorgini.

House of Blues – Here We Come!

by John Brown on March 29, 2016

This week we’re at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay to rock out with some more old dudes!  Come down and and grab a beer.


Spring Break – Lake Havasu

by John Brown on March 14, 2016

What an exciting week!  Thursday night we’re down at the acclaimed 11th Street Records with Anti-VisionPeople Corrupting People (Denver, CO), Los Ataskados and Bitch’n’Dudes.  Then we’re down in Havasu Saturday and Sunday for the 2-day Spring Break Under the Bridge Festival.  We play Saturday evening.


Music Review – PunkSexy – Las Vegas Punk Rock Tribute To Prince

by John Brown on January 13, 2016

“New Cold War doing I Would Die 4 U, is psychotic and so damn addictive at the same time. Talk about a song that is so far away from the original, where the Prince version came across as a love letter. This cover comes across as someone outside your window watching you. How brutally heavy and addictive this song is. By far, this song is something truly I was not expecting from this record. My god are these guys fucking amazing.”

Thank you James DePaolo!


Kickin’ It Old Skool

by John Brown on December 2, 2015

The Heiz CD release was probably the best time I’ve ever had at the Double Down.  Got to rock a packed house with both Micah and Luis, and a bunch of our favorite people from the Vegas (and Japanese!) scene.  Next gig is Friday the 11th @ Divebar with some true veterans of the Vegas punk scene.  Some of these fellas have been rocking the LV scene longer than Tommy AK has been alive.  Come check out the show!



by John Brown on October 27, 2015

These two songs, Never Coming Home and Burn are enough to make me want to go out and find a pit and sing along with sweaty strangers.”

Thank you Andrea Janov & CC2K!

Svetlanas Split Pre-Order Now Available!

by John Brown on October 7, 2015

The most dangerous punk band in Russia joins forces with upstart Vegas punks New Cold War on this split 7 inch EP!  4 brand new tracks featuring the best of East meets West!  Debut SquidHat release for both Svetlanas and New Cold War! Pressed on limited edition 2 tone vinyl!

Pre-Order from Squidhat Records today!

Svetlana New Cold War Split

New Cold War on Punky Radio Podcast

by andy on September 3, 2015

Punky Radio podcast play some cool songs from Squidhat Records and share some Svetlanas NCW split songs. Check it out HERE.

SPLIT EP with SVETLANAS Available Sept 15th

by andy on September 3, 2015

We are very proud of this split with Svetlanas from Russia. All recorded at Camel Hump Studios in Las Vegas by John Brown and crew. You can go to Squidhat records and pre order it here.

Svetlana New Cold War Split


by andy on February 12, 2015

Here are a few updates. We got to open for Pulley and the generators. It was totally awesome. We love those bands.

We have been writing a ton and are going into the studio to record some stuff. Look for something coming out this summer. We are super excited about these new songs.