For at least five albums now, the scene’s most divisive band has abandoned its punk sound, venturing off into more mainstream areas, becoming more and more distant from their hardcore roots. But now AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget are making a return to form with their new band XTRMST, a straight-edge hardcore band that is louder and heavier than anything the creative duo has ever done before. On a day off in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the never-ending Burials tour, guitarist and songwriter Jade Puget spoke to Punknews interviewer Gen Handley about why they started a straight-edge hardcore band now, how they ended up on Steve Aoki’s label and if he still considers AFI a punk rock band.
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Hello again! This is John G bringing you another Wednesday trivia time! The band pictured here would evolve and go on to create great art. This picture is an early version of what band?
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Posted by adame on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
As a thank you for making last night's chat with Bill Stevenson such a rousing success, Punknews is teaming up the makers of "Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL" to offer you, our valued readers, a discount when you purchase a digital download of the film.
In order to get the discount, go to Filmagemovie.com and use the code "punknewsage" when you checkout. The discount is good for $4 off the purchase of a digital download of the film-only version of "Filmage."
You can check out our review of "Filmage" here and watch the trailer by clicking Read More.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Chumped have released a new song titled "Name That Thing." The track comes from their forthcoming release, Teenage Retirement, due out November 18, 2014 via Anchorless Records. You can listen to it here courtesy of NPR.
Chumped last released their self-titled 12-inch last year.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Shinobu have announced the details for the follow up to 2009's Strange Spring Air . The album is titled 10 Thermidor and they are currently raising funds for the album. When they reach the first $1000 they will release a new song and another new song when they reach $2000. Once $3000 is reached they will release the album for free download via Quote Unquote Records. Pre-orders are available here via Really Records.
Shinobu is currently steaming a new song from the album titled "Culture, Inc". You can listen to it here courtesy of The A.V. Club.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Franz Nicolay has premiered a new song. The track is called "To Us, the Beautiful" and is off the album of the same name. The album features Ara Babajian of Leftover crack and The Slackers on drums, Andrew Seward of Against Me! on bass, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. The album is out January 20, 2015 via Silver Sprocket and pre-orders can be found here.
You can click Read More for the new song.
Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Coming before their impending breakup and final show at FEST next week, World’s Scariest Police Chases have released a video for the song "Fuck You Dad." The song appears on their most recent full-length, NOFX… And Out Come the Wolves Dookie. Says vocalist Dirty Rock:
“'Fuck You Dad' is a song about all those shitty alcoholic unsupportive dads out there that forced us to grow up to be shitty assholes. Sure, you brought me into this world, but I'm fucking taking you out.”
World's Scariest Police Chases will be playing at Durty Nelly's on Friday, Oct. 31 as a part of FEST 13.
You can click Read More for the video.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
The Flaming Lips are streaming their new album at NPR. The release is called With A Little Help From My Fwends and is a track-by-track cover of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The album include contributions from Tegan and Sara, Moby, Electric Würms, MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden, Miley Cyrus and others. Hear it here.
At the Gates have released a video for a track off of their upcoming album At War With Reality. The song is titled ”Death and the Labyrinth.” The album will be released on October 28, 2014 on Century Media. The band will be touring the UK with Code Orange and the US with Converge to promote the new record.
You can click read more for the video.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
San Francisco's Dead To Me revealed on their Twitter that original member Jack Dalrymple (One Man Army, Swingin' Utters) has rejoined the group and the band will be a five piece. He appeared on Dead To Me's first two releases, Cuban Ballerina and Little Brother. They also revealed plans to go into the studio early next year to record the follow up to 2011's Moscow Penny Ante. The record will be titled American Son of Cholo.
Posted by kira on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
That's all for tonight. You can read the entire session in the comments below. Thanks so much to Bill for hanging out! Be sure to catch the Descendents at Fest 13.
Punknews is delighted to be partnering with our pals at FEST and tonight's special guest will be the one and only Bill Stevenson. The Descendents will be playing Fest 13 in Gainesville, FL on Saturday, November 1 at Bo Diddley Plaza.
FEST 13 runs October 31-November 2, with performances by A Wilhelm Scream, 7 Seconds, RVIVR, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Lifetime, Only Crime, Marked Men, Less Than Jake, Strike Anywhere and so many more. Tickets and full details are available here.
So if you have a burning question for Bill, post it in the comments section and look for a response via username BillStevenson . He'll be hanging out until 9 p.m. EST.
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