Morrissey, that serially snappish singer has stated the tremendously, titillating title of his upcoming album. The Moz, in his usual wry self, has named the album, World Peace is None of Your Business. It is out this summer, will include twelve tracks, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.
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Posted by johng on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Philadelphia's Ex Friends have a song where the refrain goes, "Cops crack skulls! Cops crack skulls! Cops crack skulls!" The funny thing is, that while you expect the vocals to be some grizzled, crustie-lifer, they are actually extremely poppy sounding, and with different words, could fit on pretty much any radio hit that you could name. Such is the quagmire of Ex Friends - a band of smart, thoughtful people that can go toe-to-toe with you on Anarcho-punk or Flaubert.
One of the group's driving forces is Joel Tannenbaum, who, as you may know, is also one of the guys in Plow United. He did some heavy time in the Gomorrah that was the 90's Philly punk scene before spreading his wings and getting a doctorate. But now, he's back and is eager to smash out some pretty hard punk rock that also flirts with sounds far outside usual punk conceits- think Conflict meets Leatherface.
Because Mr.-Smarty-Pants just got his PHD, features Editor John Gentile rang him up and they spoke about the newest Ex Friends album Rules for Making Up Words (which just got released on vinyl, yo!), memories of the old Philly punk scene, and fightin' with the cops!!!
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This is Adam E., back with three more reviews for you. Did you know that today is National Frozen Food Day? Really! There truly is a day for everything. The worst part? National Frozen Food Day was actually proclaimed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. As if we needed more evidence of his destructive legacy.
Today's reviews are:
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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
The results for your votes for the best albums of February are in. Leading the pack is Brunswick, MD-based Modern Baseball.
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Fucked Up has released what appears to be a teaser for their upcoming album. The trailer states that either the album or the song in the trailer is called "Glass Boys." The trailer also states that the new album will be out in the summer on Matador.
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Cerebral Ballzy has posted a stream of their song "Speed Wobbles." You can download the song here or click Read More for the stream.
New York's Timeshares are currently recording the follow up to their 2011 debut album, Bearable, which came out on Kiss of Death. No release date has been set as the band is still looking to find the right label to work with. As with the first album, the new material is being recorded by the band's bassist/vocalist Mike Natoli at dickButt Studios in Suffern, NY.
Brand New have posted a few more tour dates in addition to the ones previously announced for the Boston Calling Festival and some east coast shows in July. The new dates take them out to the west coast and Alaska later this summer You can click Read More for the dates.
Xtra Mile Recordings announced earlier today that Against Me! will be touring Europe late this spring. The tour will follow their North American headlining tour promoting their most recent album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Punknews recently reported that Against Me! would be joining Bad Religion in Spain for two of these dates.
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White Lung have signed to Domino Records and have posted their video for "Drown With The Monster."
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Philadelphia post-punks Death of Lovers feature members of other local acts probably familiar to early 2000s hardcore and shoegaze fans: Horror Show, Nothing, Swan Dive and Night Sins. The group, whose Buried Under a World of Roses EP recently came out via Deathwish Inc., incorporates musical elements of the past but does so with a unique twist that is not easy to pin down. Staff interviewer Andrew Clark spoke with vocalist/guitarist Domenic "Nicky" Palermo a few weeks ago on Skype in what felt like a stream of consciousness dream, touching upon the band's history, Philly being a crappy place and personal musical evolutions.
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