Streams: World War IX: 'If One of These Bottles Should Happen to Fall'

Posted by johng on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews is pleased to debut the new EP by World War IX. On the new release, they make it clear that they love booze and it's called If One of These Bottles Should Happen to Fall. The EP is five tracks of loud, energetic, sloppy punk where the band sings about getting wasted. Though, if you listen closely, the band seems to salute and decry the party lifestlye in the same breath... Also, they're releasing a comic book that coincides with the release! The EP is out May 12, 2015 and you can pre-order it here.

Meanwhile, you can stream the whole thing right now on their Punknews.org Profile. You can also download a preview of the comic book right here.

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Videos: Anti-Flag: “Sky Is Falling”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Anti-Flag Anti-Flag have posted a new video for "Sky is Falling." The song will appear on American Spring which is out May 26, 2015. The song and video concern drone strikes and the band adds:

We release this song and video days after President Obama apologized for a drone strike that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian being held captive by al Qaeda in Pakistan. President Obama did the right thing by apologizing to the victims and their families. This onslaught of aggression is sold to the American people as a surgical strike program that combats terrorism and makes the U.S. safer, when its net total result is neither.

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Media: Four Year Strong: “I’m A Big, Bright, Shining Star”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Four Year Strong Four Year Strong have posted the track "I’m A Big, Bright, Shining Star." It's from their upcoming self-titled album due out June 2, 2015 on Pure Noise Records.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Matt Skiba hopes Blink-182 gig will be a permanent one

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Image Though he's not hurting for projects -- with Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba and the Sekrets and now Blink-182 -- Matt Skiba is hoping his gig in Blink-182 is a long term one. In an interview with Alternative Nation, he said as much:

I’m about to go on an Alkaline Trio tour for a couple months. There’s some time and some things that those guys need to figure out before we can start saying I’m a permanent member. But that is a hope of mine. If we’re discussing recording an album, I think that seals the deal.

Skiba is replacing guitarist Tom Delonge, who has had a pretty acrimonious split with his former band.

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Tours: Motion City Soundtrack (US)

Posted by leanne on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Motion City Soundtrack Motion City Soundtrack have released a series of additional dates for their Commit This To Memory 10 year anniversary tour.

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Media: Spraynard: "Bench"

Contributed by hesitationstation. Posted by aubin on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Spraynard Spraynard have posted the title track from their new 7-inch for Jade Tree Records. The record is titled Bench [7-inch] and is due out May 19, 2015. The band is promising a new full length later this year and that will be their first since Funtitled in 2011, which was followed by a hiatus.

Check out the song here.

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Tours: Counterpunch (US/Canada)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
CounterpunchChicago's Counterpunch has announced a few dates on the east coast as the band heads to Pouzza Fest next month. They will start by playing a show in Chicago with Heartsounds, then they will travel up the east coast then to Montreal for the festival. The band released Bruises in 2014.

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Media: Chumped: “Threshold”

Posted by leanne on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Chumped Chumped have released their cover of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World's "Threshold" via Stereogum. The cover will be featured on the Father/Daughter Records's Faux Real II compilation. The band recently finished up a US tour with Andrew Jackson Jihad, Jeff Rosenstock and The Smith Street Band.

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Media: Ceremony: “Your Life in France”

Posted by johng on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Ceremony Ceremony have released a new video. It's for the song "Your Life in France." It's from the album The L-Shaped Man. which is due out May 19, 2015.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Media: METZ: 'II'

Contributed by peterbrady. Posted by johng on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Metz Toronto's METZ have released a stream of their new album, "II", which is out May 5, 2015 via Sub Pop Records. You can hear it at NPR.

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Tours: Laura Nichol of Heartsounds drops off upcoming tour

Posted by sam on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
HeartsoundsSan Francisco's Heartsounds have announced that their upcoming east coast tour will not include Laura Nichol. She has obtained a full-time position with the San Francisco Giants and the timing will not allow her to play those dates. Ryan Hansen from Light This City will be filling in on guitar and harmonies. Nichol will, however, join the band on upcoming Canadian dates. You can click here to see the tour dates. Heartsounds released Internal Eyes in 2013.

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