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Interviews: The Binz

Contributed by shogun. Posted by kira (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Image Without pretension and without much exception, The Binz is one of Vancouver's most exciting and refreshing bands to emerge from a growing scene with their raw, back-to-the-basics style of punk rock and roll.

"Yeah, I don't think there's anything superfluous with our music," bassist Rob Mangelzdorf says. "It's not too self-indulgent, I don't think. When we play live, we just try to play fast and loud and not take ourselves too seriously - and the crowd likes it. We owe it to them to play as hard and fast and the best we can."

On a sunny afternoon over several lukewarm Budweisers, Mangelzdorf and lead singer and guitarist Gary Robertz sat down with Punknews interviewer Gen Handley to chat about Vancouver's increasingly notable music community, their excellent new album, How to Freak Out Responsibly About the Rise of the Robots, and how public urination played a pivotal role in naming the band.



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New Review Update: July 10, 2014

Posted by adame (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Hey gang, Adam E. back with some more reviews. Have you all had a chance to read that new Harry Potter short story? It takes place when Harry is all grown up, so instead of fighting Voldemort and the Death Eaters, Harry's battling a receding hairline, an expanding waistline and the rising cost of his children's Hogwarts tuition. #wizardproblems

Today's reviews are:


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MuchMusic's “The Wedge” Canceled

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Image Canada's MuchMusic's program "The Wedge" has been canceled. The program debuted in the early 1990s, featuring independent and alternative music. After being canceled in 2010, it was brought back in 2011 with Fucked Up's Damian Abraham as one of the hosts. However, soon after the show was revitalized, it was pushed back to the 2 a.m. slot.

Via his Twitter, Abraham stated:

When I was 15 I saw a video for dbs's "Snowball" on @MUCHthewedge and it changed my life forever. Thank you Wedge.

- " Damian Abraham


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Tours: Bangers/Pale Angels/DOE (UK)

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Bangers Bangers, Pale Angels and DOE are going on a UK tour this fall. One show will be held at a place called Sticky Mike's Frog Bar.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Media: We Were Promised Jetpacks: “Safety in Numbers”

Posted by aubin (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
We Were Promised Jetpacks We Were Promised Jetpacks have debuted "Safety in Numbers." It's the first bit of music from Unravelling which is out this fall via Fat Cat Records.

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New Music Roundup: Park: 'Jacob the Rabbit' [EP]

Posted by aubin (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Park Park have posted a stream of their new EP, Jacob the Rabbit. It's due out July 15, 2014 and acts as the prologue to a forthcoming full-length based on a story written by frontman Ladd Mitchell. It's also the band's first recorded material in eight years.

You can click Read More for the songs.

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Videos: Gallows: “Chains”

Posted by aubin (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Gallows Gallows have posted a new video for "Chains." The song is from the EP of the same name, Chains, out last month..



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Whirr to release 'Sway'

Posted by aubin (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Whirr Shoegaze outfit Whirr will be releasing their next LP on September 29, 2014. The record is titled Sway and follows up Around [EP] from 2013.

The band has posted a song from the album. You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: Hard Girls: “The Quark”

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Hard Girls Hard Girls have released a new video for their song "The Quark." The track is off the recently released A Thousand Surfaces. The band is also going on a summer tour.

You can click Read More for the video and the dates.

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Brooklyn's Burning Fest announces Doom, Hard Skin, Kicker

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Brooklyn's Burning Fest has announced its first batch of acts. The fest takes place September 18 and 19 in Brooklyn at The Wick and The Acheron. Bands announced so far include Doom, Hard Skin, Kicker, Lecherous Gaze, Eel, Crimson Scarlet, Aspects of War and Nomad. More acts will be announced at a later date.

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Tours: Franz Nicolay (Ukraine)

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Franz Nicolay Everyone's favorite troubadour, Franz Nicolay, is going on a Ukraine tour.

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