Boys Life to reissue 1996 album, tour

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Boys Life Kansas City's Boys Life will be reissuing their 1996 album Departures and Landfalls on Topshelf Records. It is due out August 14, 2015. The original album was recorded with Bob Weston in the Chicago home studio of Steve Albini.

The band has announced the first reunion show, set for October 16th in the band's hometown. More dates are expected in the months leading up.

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Anthony Raneri (Bayside) joins Hopeless Records

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Anthony Raneri Bayside vocalist Anthony Raneri has signed to Hopeless Records. His debut EP for the label is titled Sorry State of Mind and is due out June 30, 2015.

You can click Read More for the art and track listing.

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Kurt Cobain album coming this summer

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
ImageLate Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain never released a solo album but that's going to change this summer. Filmmaker Brett Morgen, director of the new Cobain documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, told web publication Bedford and Bowery in a recent interview that an album pulled from the 200 hours of recordings Cobain left behind is in the works.

[The album] will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about. It’s going to really surprise people. Just to be clear, it’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him."

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Media: Screeching Weasel: “Kewpie Doll”

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
Image "Kewpie Doll," from the new Screeching Weasel album, has been posted on the Recess Records Bandcamp. The track comes from the band's upcoming release, titled Baby Fat, Act 1, which is due out May 26, 2015 via Recess Records. The band has dates scheduled sporadically in June, July and August with The Queers and MxPx.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: Old Lines release track in solidarity with Baltimore

Contributed by getoveryourself. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image In response to the riots that recently hit their hometown of Baltimore, Old Lines have released a song titled "Midnight in Baltimore" on their Bandcamp page. The band states:

"This song was recorded in solidarity with the cry for justice in the murder of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police Dept. 100% of all proceeds obtained from the download will be donated to the legal defense fund organized by Baltimore United for a Change (www.bmoreunited.org) for the many people arrested during these various protests."

The band's most recent album, No Child Left Behind, was released last year via No Sleep Records.

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Media: Envy: “Blue Moonlight”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Image Japan's Envy have announced their first new album in five years. The record is titled Atheist‘s Cornea and is due out July 10, 2015 on Temporary Residence.

Check it out here.

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Media: Drakulas: “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW”

Contributed by RedScare. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
ImageDrakulas, the new band featuring Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers) and Zach Blair (Rise Against) have premiered their first song, titled “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW."

The band will be playing at Punk Rock Bowling this year (We're a sponsor!), with their debut EP coming out later this month. “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW" is the title track from that EP, which is due out May 12, 2015 via Red Scare. You can preorder the album here. You can hear the new song below.

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New Review Update: May 4, 2015

Posted by johng on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image May the Fourth be with you! Han shot first.

Today's reviews are:
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The Regressives announce self-titled debut

Posted by johng on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Image The Regressives, who include Early Gates and Adam Schrager of Morning Glory and Joe Piglet of Stockyard Stoics, are going to release a new album tomorrow. The release will be self-titled. Guest spots appearing include Jonny Onelung of the Filaments, Zero of Agitätor and Jason $#!+#E@D of As$troland. The band is self-releasing the record and you can find it here. Further, they're already working on the follow up EP.

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Streams: Kid Brother Collective: “Sluttering (May 4th)” (Jawbreaker)

Posted by johng on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Today is May the Fourth and you know what that means! It's the day that we celebrate Jawbreaker's famed tune, "Sluttering (May 4th)!" (What, you didn't think we would reference some sci-fi movie or something? That would just be nerdy...)

So, to celebrate, we're streaming a new cover of the song by emo veterans Kid Brother Collective. The song is off the upcoming Jawbreaker tribute record What's the Score out on Save Your Generation Records. The comp includes covers of Jawbreaker jams by Ghost Thrower, Lawn Mower, Save Ends and more. The album is out June 23, 2015 (vinyl in late July) and you can pre-order it here.

In the meantime, you can hear KBC's cover below as well as see the track listing. May the Schwartz be with you.

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Self Defense Family announces new Lp, releases single

Posted by johng on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Self Defense Family Self Defense Family have announced a new LP. Heaven is Earth will be out June 30, 2015 via Deathwish Records. The album used four different producers, each producing two tracks: Will Killingsworth, Kurt Ballou, Mark Miller, and Jon Low. Also, tomorrow, the band will release a 7-inch with album track "Talia" on the A-side and album outtake "Taxying" on the b-side.

You can hear "Talia" below.

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