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The Picturebooks: 'Imaginary Horse'

Posted by johng on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews is excited to debut the new album by The Picturebooks!

On their new release, Imaginary Horse. the German duo kick out thumping, muscular riffs. At their core, the duo takes cues from the blues-based sledgehammering of Scott Asheton. But then, on the even nastier cuts like "Your kisses burn like fire," the band gets grimey and wallows in low, rumbling reverberations that would make any Amphetamine Reptile band proud. This is vicious, modern rock and roll.

The album is out October 7 via Riding Easy Records and you can order it here. Meanwhile, you can click Read More for the new album.

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Contests: Win Free Tickets and Vinyl from Plow United!

Posted by johng on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
Image Punknews is excited to be a part of "The Plow United Impossible Trivia Contest!" The contest coincides with two very special Plow United shows so we're giving away two prize packages- one for each show!

The band is playing a show on December 30, 2014 at the Acheron in Brooklyn, NY with Mikey Erg, Chumped, Up for Nothing, and Hatrabbits. Then, the next night, on NEW YEAR'S EVE, the band is playing at the World Cafe Live in Wilmington with Mikey Erg, The Headies, and Goddamnit.

Tickets are here and here!

As for the contest, one prize package includes the band's Delco 7-inch, the band's self-titled 12-inch, and a ticket to the Wilmington show. The other package includes the band's Delco 7-inch, the band's self-titled 12-inch, and a ticket to the Brooklyn show.

You can click Read More for info on how to enter.

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Punknews Exclusive: Mischief Brew announces new single, video

Posted by johng on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Mischief Brew Philadelphia's Mischief Brew have plans to release a new single. The single is for "O, Pennsyltucky!" which will also be on the band's upcoming album, This is not for children, due out early next year. Also, the single will include the non-album tracks "We are the ground," and "Dirty overhauls." The single will be released in digital and cassette format.

The band will also release a video for "O, Pennsyltucky!" which was shot by Jon Foy, who was in the proto-Mischief Brew band Kettle rebellion. Mischief Brew spoke to Punknews about the video:
The video was filmed entirely in the near-ghost town of Centralia, PA, known for the underground Anthracite coal fire that has been burning since the 1960s, and has reduced the population to the single digits. An abandoned highway leading to the town, buckled from the fire's heat and overtaken by nature, also serves as a setting for the video. The song references Centralia in the lyrics, as well as other places in the state, including Three Mile Island. It is somewhat of a love song to Pennsylvania.
The single and video will be released October 14, 2014. The cassette version of the single, limited to 300 copies, will be available here and the digital version will be here.

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Rancid sets release date for new LP

Posted by johng on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Rancid Rancid have set a release date for their new LP, Honor Is All We Know. The album is expected to be released on October 27, 2014 via Epitaph Records / Hellcat Records. Additionally, one version of the vinyl release will come with a bonus 7-inch. The extra tracks are not yet public.

Earlier this week, the band released the LP's track list and art.

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New Review Update: September 29, 2014

Posted by johng on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Whether you're pro stage dive or con, this is the best way to conduct yourself at a concert.

Today's reviews are:

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Madball's 'Set It Off' 20th anniversary tour

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MadballMadball will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut LP, Set It Off, with a short east coast headlining tour. The shows will be opened by Turnstile, Take Offense, Death Before Dishonor and Downpresser.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) announces solo album

Posted by adame on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant has announced the release of a solo album titled Break Down. The album will be released in December via Red Scare Industries. Prior to the album's release, Grant is releasing a two-song digital single called Love is a Bad Dream, which is out on September 30, 2014. You can stream the title track from the digital single over at The AV Club.

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Streams: Sharkanoid: 'Have a Great Summer'

Posted by johng on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Sharkanoid Today, Punknews is super thrilled to stream Sharkanoid's debut LP, the timely named Have a Great Summer.

Composed of Dan Potthast of Mu330 and Rick Johnson of Mustard Plug, the band puts their pedigree to use and comes out swinging on this energetic release. There are smashing riffs, Elvis Costello inspired love tunes, spastic refrains, and a song about pillow fights. This is pop-punk that keeps something weird in the background at all times.

The album is out October 7, 2014 via Community Records. You can pre-order this bad boy here. Meanwhile, you can hear the whole thing on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Tours: Modern Baseball / Knuckle Puck / Somos / Crying

Posted by xan on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Modern Baseball Modern Baseball will be going on a full US tour in November and December and will be joined by Knuckle Puck, Somos and Crying. Along the way Hostage Calm, Foxing and Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra will be supporting certain legs of the tour.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Joyce Manor stage diving stance creates controversy

Posted by kira on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor's stance on stage diving was made clear last week at two different shows. The first, in Jacksonville, FL - where frontman Barry Johnson stopped mid-song to bring the stage-dive offender onstage -- and then on Friday in Houson, TX Johnson reportedly stated at the beginning of the show that they would not tolerate any stage dives, when a fan did stage dive, he called them out.

The INTERNET has a lot of opinions about stage diving. The annual hardcore festival This is Hardcore trolled with a shirt design and then later posted "Joyce Manor jokes aren't funny anymore." In contrast, Joyce Manor has gotten support from various other bands including Candy Hearts, Balance and Composure and Code Orange (see below).

Johnson has also apologized for his reaction at Friday's show on the band's Facebook page stating:

I wasn't able to watch people being hurt so I asked people not to act in the way that was hurting people. If that means you don't support the band, I respect that. If you don't want to attend the shows, we respect that. If you've bought a ticket to the show and want your money back because you want that to be your experience, we will refund you.

I don't have an issue with anyone's lifestyle. I apologize to losing my cool in Houston. I saw someone whose full intention was to harm people and was upset.

I look forward to playing music in a safe environment for everyone from here on out.

You can click Read More for the video from both shows last week and for more reactions/responses.

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Pentimento begin recording sophmore LP

Posted by xan on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Pentimento Pentimento announced today that they will begin recording their upcoming sophomore LP with Paul Levitt (Circa Survive, All Time Low, Have Mercy). The release is still untitled and does not have a release date. Pentimento's drummer, Mike Hansen, told Punknews exclusively:

Paul Levitt approached us about the idea of doing a record, and it couldn't have come at a better time. We were super lucky to cross paths with him, because we knew what we needed for the next record was a change, and his production is great. We couldn't stay at home and do another record, the idea didn't sit right, not for this at least.. We'll be living in the studio we're recording at for an entire month, which is something we've never done and is one of the most exciting part. It will allow us to purely focus on making the best record we can make at this point.


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