Tours: Austin Lucas (US)

Posted by sam on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Austin Lucas Austin Lucas has announced the first annual "Minimum Overdrive Tour." The tour will be traveling around the US this October. Jon Snodgrass, Northcote, Jayke Orvis and Caleb Caudle will join Austin Lucas on this tour.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Media: Gob: 'Apt. 13'

Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
GobGob is streaming their new album. Apt. 13 over at New Noise. You can check it out here. The record is out August 26, 2014 via New Damage.

Meanwhile, the artwork for the album has stirred up a bit controversy. Some claim Gob directly ripped elements for it from a fellow Vancouver band, Beekeeper. Gob has responded by saying it was just a coincidence. It turns out the drawings are based off of the back cover of Cut and Make Monster Masks in Full Colour, a book written by Michael Grater in 1978.

You can click Read More for the details of controversy and the response from both bands.

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Melvins release details about next LP

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Melvins The Melvins have released more details about their upcoming LP. The release is called Hold It In. Playing on the album is original Melvin Buzz Osborne, almost original Melvin Dale Crover, Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers, and Paul Leary also of The Butthole Surfers. The release is slated for an October 14, 2014 release date via Ipecac Recordings.

Meanwhile, Amphetamine Reptile records will be releasing at least one vinyl single to support the release. The first one slated for release is for the new track "Bride of Crankenstein." There is no release date on that single yet.

You can click Read More for the track list and cover art.

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Media: Moral Mazes: 'Magic Tommy Jackson'

Posted by aubin (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Moral Mazes, which includes Jonah Matranga of Far, Jeff Dean of Dead Ending, Darren Zentek of Office of Future Plans and J. Robbins of Jawbox are streaming their new album. which is due out September 2, 2014 on Bridge Nine Records.

You can click Read More for the songs.

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Media: Henrietta: 'The Trick Is Not Minding'

Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Henrietta Orlando, FL's Henrietta have released a stream of their debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding. The album is due out August 26th, 2014 on Animal Style Records. You can pre-order the record here.

You can click Read More for the stream.

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Interviews: Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves)

Posted by johng (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Dwarves Controversy is nothing new for The Dwarves. For three decades, they've been accused of promoting drugs, of promoting violence, of promoting misogyny. A brief glance at album covers and song titles -- naked women and tunes like "Smack City" abound -- does add credence to that proposition.

But, if you peer below the surface, it becomes quickly apparent that there is more than dick-driven punk rock going on here. And that's precisely what the bands new album, The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll makes clear. As the band strips away the layers of rock music, looking for a source or common thread in this great genre, the band also reveals their own underlying drives and strategies. Is the naked girl on the album cover just a picture of a good looking girl, or is she really a question about you and your reaction to her?

Because the new album is simultaneously one of the band's hardest-driving and peppiest releases to date, features editor John Gentile spoke to frontman Blag Dahlia about the LP, his underlying message and the Bible, of course.

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New Review Update: August 20, 2014

Posted by johng (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you a reviews update and that means it's also time for Wednesday Trivia Time! This fellow is not only a world-famous sword maker, but also, an extremely influential punk rocker. Who is he?

Today's reviews are:

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Tours: The World is a Beautiful Place… / The Hotelier / Rozwell Kid / Posture and the Grizzly

Posted by aubin (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die are headlining a fall tour with support coming from The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid and Posture and the Grizzly.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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A-F Records compilation to include Tim McIlrath, Erica Freas, Chris Wollard, Chris Farren

Posted by aubin (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Anti-Flag Anti-Flag's label, A-F Records has announced a new compilation of protest songs for charity due out November 18, 2014. The disc is titled This Concerns Everyone and it will include contributions from Tom Morello, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Chris Farren (Fake Problems), Erica Freas (RVIVR), Chris Wollard and The Ship Thieves, Justin Sane and Chris #2 (Anti-Flag) among others.

The charity for the compilation is Right to Heal. You can click Read More for the art and track listing.

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Media: Xerxes: “Exit 123”

Posted by aubin (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Xerxes Xerxes have posted a new song from their upcoming album, Collision Blonde. The record is due out October 21, 2014 and follows Would You Understand? [7-inch] and Our Home Is A Deathbed.

Find the song here.

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Streams: Baldy Longhair Records: Selections from 'Two Way Tie for Last'

Posted by johng (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Baldy Longhair Records and Fleeting Youth Records know how to do a cassette mixtape right. On September 27, which is also Cassette Store Day, the labels are teaming up to release the Two Way Tie for Last mixtape compilation. The release is packed with 38 bands from both labels, runs 97 minutes, has a ton of rare and exclusive music, and a little birdie told us that it will be cheap!

But, you can also check out two cuts from the release right now. We've got one track from Aliment called "Seein' Black," which is a frantic garage rocker. Then, we've got a live rendition of "Vanity Fair" by Crazy and the Brains which completely transforms the punk tune into an ambient soundscape before whipping the throttle to max thrust.

You can find the two new tunes here and see the tracklist below.

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