Alexisonfire, Rancid, Drive Like Jehu, Motörhead playing Riot Fest Toronto

Posted by adam on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM (EDT)
Alexisonfire The 2015 edition of Riot Fest in Toronto will feature a reunion of Alexisonfire along with a number of high profile headliners including Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid and Motörhead. The event will see veteran acts like Drive Like Jehu, D.O.A. and Echo & the Bunnymen sharing the stage with popular groups including Against Me!, Frank Turner, Thrice, GWAR and Andrew W.K.. Further headliners are expected to be announced in mid June, with early bird tickets for the event on sale now..

The event, which will take place on September 19th and 20th in Toronto's Downsview Park, will also feature All Time Low, Tyler, The Creator, Coheed and Cambria, Atmosphere, Eagles Of Death Metal, Babes In Toyland, Yelawolf, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, The Thurston Moore Band, FIDLAR, Doomtree, Jazz Cartier, Moneen, Die Mannequin, Heat, OBGMs, Wildlife, Nova Rockafeller, The Dirty Nil, Indian Handcrafts, Like Pacific, The Dying Arts, Safe To Say, PARTYCAT, Willa, Tasha The Amazon, Rarity, Foxtrott, Twin River, Black Mastiff, and Tomahawk Love.

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New Review Update: May 27, 2015

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you four new reviews today. Also, don't forget that TONIGHT on Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30pm EST, we are hosting a call-in episode of the Punknews podcast. E-mail podcast@punknews.org to reserve a spot or to just send us your thoughts! (We're still working on the technicalities of broadcasting this.... so, we'll see... we'll be taking calls and recording live, at any rate)

Today's reviews are:

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United Nations plan reissue of controversial debut

Contributed by TempRes. Posted by aubin on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
United Nations On July 10, 2015, Temporary Residence and Collect Records will be reissuing the self-titled full length from United Nations. The band's lineup unofficially included members of Thursday, Glassjaw, and Converge and their debut earned a lawsuit from The Beatles for their parody of Abbey Road's famous artwork. The vinyl has been out of print ever since.

Now, the original "banned" artwork has been restored and expanded for form a gatefold triple cover measuring 12x36. Each album is stamped with a sequential number, as a "limited edition of however many it takes for United Nations to get sued. Again. " You can click Read More for the a song, the artwork and the track listing.

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Videos: Ariel Pink: “I Need a Minute”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Ariel Pink Ariel Pink has released a new song and video. The tune is called "I Need a Minute" and it's off the soundtrack to the upcoming film Heaven Knows What. The video was shot in over 200 public bathrooms. Pink last released Pom Pom in 2014. You can see the video below.

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Tours: Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / The Body

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Neurosis Neurosis has announced a summer tour. Support acts include Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth and The Body. You can see the dates below.

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Break-ups: M.O.D. (1986-1997; 2001-2015)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Image M.O.D. have broken up, again. The exact reasons for the end are unclear, but it appears that frontman Billy Milano no longer wishes to continue the band. In a Facebook post, the band stated:

As true and dedicated musicians that we are, MOD was one of our huge inspirations and by a lucky shot, we got in the band. For any great, good reason that a light shined our way...that was MOD. We apologize to the fans, to everyone who's been waiting on us on the road. Billy has denied MOD and without MOD, we can't go on.

The band released a single a year ago.

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Media: Radioactivity: “I Know”

Posted by adame on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Image Radioactivity has premiered a new track at Billboard titled "I Know." The track comes from Silent Kill , the band's upcoming album, which will be released on Dirtnap Records on June 30, 2015. Radioactivity features members of Marked Men and Bad Sports. You can click here to listen to the song.

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Tours: Babes in Toyland (USA/Europe)

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Babes In Toyland Babes in Toyland are hitting Europe and the USA this summer. The recently reunited band is in Europe right now and will be playing the USA afterwards.You can click Read More for the dates.

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Videos: Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard: “Cavalier Eternal” (Live at Punk Rock Bowling)

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by aubin on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Against Me! Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard of Against Me! opened for Frank Turner in Las Vegas on Friday for Punk Rock Bowling. Punks in Vegas grabbed some footage. You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: 'An Introduction to We Are the Union' (Punknews Exclusive)

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
We Are the Union Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new sampler by We Are the Union. The band, currently on Paper and Plastick, roots their sound in energetic pop-punk. But, as they rip along, they slide just a little bit of ska under that driving tempo. The new sampler gives a quick, three track survey of the band's skills. Paper and Plastick's Vinnie Fiorello spoke to Punknews about the sampler:

"If you don't know WE ARE THE UNION then here's 3 songs for you to get to know them. A little Less Than Jake, add Wonder Years, and a bit of Lifetime all rolled together. We have always loved WATU and now you have a short musical history lesson to know why".

You can stream the sampler below. The band recently released Keep It Down .

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Senses Fail: “The Courage Of An Open Heart”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Senses Fail New Jersey's Senses Fail have released a stream of two new songs off of their new album titled Pull The Thorns From Your Heart. The songs are titled “The Courage Of An Open Heart” and "Wounds." Pull The Thorns From Your Heart is due out June 30, 2015 on Pure Noise Records.

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