Media: The Lookouts: “California/Mendocino”

Posted by johng on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Image The Lookouts, the pre-Green Day band featuring Tre Cool, Larry Livermore and Kain Kong, have released another song. This time, it's the unreleased tune "California/Mendocino."

Don Giovanni will release the band's recorded material on March 10, 2015 as Spy Rock Road. You can pre-order it here. Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day appears on several tracks, marking the first time that he and Tre Cool played together.

You can hear the song after the jump.

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Tours: Pianos Become the Teeth / Loma Prieta / Gates

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Pianos Become the Teeth Pianos Become the Teeth have booked a headlining tour with support coming from Loma Prieta and Gates. The band is on the road supporting their Epitaph Records debut, Keep You from last year

You can click Read More for the dates.

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New Worriers album being produced by Laura Jane Grace

Posted by johng on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Worriers Worriers have released a little update about the recording of their new album. The band is currently recording the release with Mark Hudson. The band also revealed that Laura Jane Grace is serving as the release's producer.

The Worriers are a supergroup of sorts, spearheaded by Lauren Measure. Other people contributing to the band include Mikey Erg, Rachel Rubino, Audrey Zee Whitesides, Lou Hanman, Tim Burke, John McLea , DanO and Jonathan Johansen.

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Tours: The Meatmen (East Coast)

Posted by johng on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:05 PM (EST)
The Meatmen The legendary Meatmen have announced an East Coast tour kicking off in late April. The tour is in support of Savage Sagas from 2014. You can stream the entire album here. Punknews spoke to frontman Tesco Vee last year.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Viet Cong have show canceled due to name

Posted by johng on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 12:40 PM (EST)
Image A promoter has canceled a scheduled March 14 show by rising band Viet Cong. The band was scheduled to play at Dionysus Disco at Oberlin college. However, promoter Ivan Krasnov decided to cancel the show. Krasnov stated:
"As the person behind booking this band, I would first and foremost like to apologize on both my and my booking organization’s behalf for inviting a band with a name that deeply offends and hurts Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American communities, both in Oberlin and beyond. I acknowledge the problematic nature of a band naming themselves “Viet Cong” and extend my apology to anyone hurt or made uncomfortable by the name and its connotations... The fact that the band openly acknowledges their problematic name, yet fails to change it or do anything about it, highlights this blatantly appropriative move, reinforcing a tradition of American (and Western) orientalism and appropriation."
The band has not yet responded. The band released Viet Cong this year. You can click read more for the Promoter's entire statement.

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Danzig announces several releases

Posted by johng on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:35 AM (EST)
Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig has announced several releases covering the span of his career. First, a 12-inch vinyl single of Danzig's "Black Hell," originally off the Hangover II sound track. Second, he will be releasing a 12-inch reissue of his first solo release, 1981's Who Killed Marilyn?. Both of those are tentatively slated for release in April.

Lastly, the band plans to release the Danzig Legacy TV special in a few weeks via Vimeo, Additionally, Danzig says his long gestating covers album is still in the works. The last Danzig album released to date was Deth Red Sabaoth in 2010.

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Mischief Brew releases details on new LP, out on Alternative Tentacles

Posted by johng on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Mischief Brew Punknews is thrilled to report that Mischief Brew have released details about their new album. The album will be called This is Not for Children. It will be released in late May 2015 on legendary punk label Alternative Tentacles Records. The band produced the record alongside Steve Roche, who previously worked with the band on 2006's Songs from Under the Sink.

Mischief Brew members and associates appearing include Erik Petersen, Shawn St. Clair, Christopher Peterson, Doc Kulp, Denise V and World/Inferno Friendship Society's Rebecca Schlappin. Speaking to Punknews, Mischief Brew frontman Erik Petersen said:

The Stone Operation was a traveler's record, spanning worldwide, taking you everywhere from Paris to Dallas to Romania to Nevada City. This Is Not For Children is more home-based, using Philly and the state of PA as the backdrop, a running theme throughout. This record hunkers down at the South Philly dive bar around the corner from the practice space and shares stories of home, deaths of friends, gentrification, squatting, coal mining, baseball, working, drinking, and horror movies... yet we think any person in any city will relate to it. It's also simpler in instrumentation: less chaotic ornamentation, not as much clanging and banging. No banjos, more punk, less "Gypsy"...if you will.

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

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New Review Update: March 2, 2015

Posted by johng on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image This is John G bringing you a Monday reviews update. Much love to Leonard Nimoy and his family.

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Gallows: “Mystic Death”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by aubin on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EST)
Gallows Gallows continue to slowly introduce material from their upcoming album, Desolation Sounds. The record is due out April 14, 2015.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: Faith No More: “Superhero”

Posted by aubin on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Faith No More Faith No More have posted a stream of their new single, "Superhero." It's from their long-awaited new album, Sol Invictus which just announced a May 19, 2015 release

You can click Read More for the song.

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Streams: Mean Jeans: “RU Mental”

Posted by johng on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Mean Jeans Punknews is mega-excited to stream the new single off the upcoming Mean Jeans singles compilation. The track is called "RU Mental" and finds the band blasting out a lovably boneheaded stomp while they sing about being insane and drinking liquor. The sugary "ooo-ooohs!" added on top of the whole thing make this slice of nihilism feel like a party.

The track is off the upcoming Singles release due out March 24, 2015 on Dirtnap Records. You'll be able to buy it here. But, until then, you can hear the kicking "RU Mental" on the band's Punknews.org Profile.

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