Interviews: Dean Clean (The Dead Milkmen)

Posted by johng on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Image Philadelphia's most famous punk band, The Dead Milkmen, are about to release their new album Pretty Music for Pretty People. The album is one of the group's most frantic, jumpy, twisted releases to date. The band flips off mainstream pop, ganks a Stooges title and, as always, take a couple of kidney punches at Reagan.

Because the band is on the verge of releasing a new, perverse marvel, features editor John Gentile spoke to drummer Dean Clean about the new LP, Tastykakes, playing shows in cemeteries and another famous Philadelphian band.

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New Review Update: September 30, 2014

Posted by adame on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Adam E. back with three new reviews. There are a ton of new records out this week. Are you picking up any obscure, tape-only releases?

Today's reviews are:

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Streams: Bracket: 'Hold Your Applause'

Posted by johng on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Bracket Bracket is back, baby! Hold Your Applause is the group's first album in eight years and throughout it, the band once again shows just how unique they are.

Those beautiful Beach Boy harmonies open the album only for them to pull out the rug and kick into buzzing power-pop-punk. But, while the band pulls out all their trademarks here, this isn't a nostalgia trip. The band takes their earlier sound and fashions it into something more precise, more tactical, and frankly, more soulful than before. This is sort of like what would have happened if Brian Wilson was a Ramones fan.

The release is out today via Head2Wall Records. You can buy the vinyl here and buy the CD here. Meanwhile, we've got a stream of the album on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Media: Pianos Become the Teeth: “Late Lives”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Pianos Become the Teeth Pianos Become the Teeth are streaming another new song from their upcoming album for Epitaph Records. The record is titled Keep You and is due out October 28, 2014.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: Iceage: 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love'

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Iceage Copenhagen's Iceage are streaming their new album. The record is titled Plowing Into The Field Of Love and is due out October 7, 2014.

You can click Read More for the album.

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Punknews Podcast: Episodes 213 & 214

Posted by adam on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Podcast Did you know it's National Podcast Day? Apparently that's a thing. I can't believe you all went into work.

This week in celebration of the holiday I learned about on Twitter all of 6 minutes ago, we bring you two new episodes of the venerable Punknews Podcast. On Episode 213, Adam White, John Gentile and Ricky Frankel take on some early September stories, including the man jailed for posting Exodus lyrics, the Red Scare compilation, the new LP from Rick Johnson and Dan Potthast, the trailer for Laura Jane Grace's AOL series, and the D.O.A. malt liquor. Then on Episode 214, John, Adam and Mark Little chat about upcoming music from the Buzzcocks and Mariachi El Bronx, we ask why Sick Of It All needs a lyric video, and we fawn over the new Dead Milkmen track and Jello Biafra's record collection.

Episode 213 features vintage music from The Flames and Simply Saucer, while episode 214 features tunes from Nik Turner and Tropical Dripps.

Click Read More to stream and/or download the show. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS or iTunes. We're also now featured on Stitcher, so grab their app for iOS or Android. As always, you can send us your feedback in the comments section or via e-mail.

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Streams: 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)
Image 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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