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Media: The Dismemberment Plan to reissue 'Change'

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Dismemberment Plan The Dismemberment Plan are reissuing 2001's Change on vinyl. The J. Robbins-produced record has been out of print for several years but will see a release date of November 4, 2014 via Partisan Records. It will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl accompanied by a 12-page booklet. Vocalist Travis Morrison reflects on how the album came to be their last:

Looking back, I can see where the gas ran out. In the timeline of the songwriting, it was a struggle to get it over the finish line. The last song we finished was 'Ellen And Ben,' and I think it's last on the record for a reason. Listening to it now, it sounds very much like the romantic equivalent of what was happening emotionally in the band, where people were getting to that late-20s/early-30s part of your life when you realize college really isn't coming back and you're a grown up. It's a dicey time for a lot of artists, especially rock musicians... I think we captured some of those emotions very vividly. I can hear the band having those thoughts making the record and I can feel to a certain extent the band sputtering out because of those natural emotional conditions. I think the best songs on the record are about that theme.

Pre-orders are available here.

The Dismemberment Plan have three upcoming shows on the east coast. You can view them below as well as listen to "Time Bomb" off of the record.

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Videos: Red Hot Rebellion: “Black Magic Dynamite” (lyric video)

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Red Hot Rebellion Red Hot Rebellion have released a comic-themed lyric video for the track "Black Magic Dynamite" as part of Paper and Plastick's Story / Song series. You can download the four-song EP here, which is also accompanied by a comic.

You can click Read More to watch the video

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Media: Beach Slang: “Dirty Cigarettes”

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Beach Slang Beach Slang are streaming yet another song from their upcoming 7-inch Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street. The song is titled "Dirty Cigarettes" and can be found here courtesy of NPR.

Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street is due out September 30, 2014 via Tiny Engines. Pre-orders are available here.

Beach Slang will be heading out on tour with Cheap Girls beginning next month.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 212 - Punx Points!

Posted by adam on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast On this special episode of the Punknews Podcast, we play our semi-annual Punx Points gameshow with three contestants: our returning champion, a new challenger from our audience and (because he's everywhere) Mr. Chris Farren of Fake Problems. Can our listeners best a real punk celebrity in a test of pure punk knowledge? Tune in to find out. Host John Gentile, scorekeeper Adam White, and judges Ricky Frankel and Mark Little preside.

We also chat about a number of recent punk happenings, from Scorsese's plans for a Ramones film to the new Restorations video to that big Don Giovanni Records Facebook flame war over Ben Weasel and Joe Queer. This episode also features music from M Section and Beach Day.

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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Pink Fairies announce rare shows in the UK

Posted by johng on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image Proto-punk legends The Pink Fairies have announced two shows in the UK. According to our sources, these are the first Pink Fairies shows in a number of years and the first Pink Fairies shows since the death of sometimes collaborator/sometimes member Mick Farren in July 2013.

The first show is Nov. 1, 2014 at The Exchange in Bristol. The second show is Nov,. 7, 2014 at Dingwalls in London. Punknews spoke to Pink Fairies founder Twink earlier this year. In related news, Twink is currently working on his newest album, Think Pink II, which is expected out in early 2015.

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Media: Puig Destroyer: “Batflip”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Puig Destroyer has released a stream of their new song, "Batflip." Puig Destroyer will be releasing their first LP on September 30, 2014 on No Sleep Records. You can grab your pre-order here and you can listen to "Batflip" here.

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Media: Manchester Orchestra announce 'Hope' and tour

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Manchester Orchestra Manchester Orchestra are heading out on a small run of dates with singer/songwriter Chris Staples. The group are touring in support of their latest release Hope which is an alternative version of their album from earlier this year, Cope . The album contains all of the same songs as Cope but they are completely redone and stripped down. The digital version of the album is available today via Loma Vista Recordings while the vinyl version is due out November 18, 2014.

You can click Read More to listen to the new album and view the tour dates.

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New Review Update: September 16, 2014

Posted by adame on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Adam E. here bringing you reviews of three of this week's hot new releases. What new records are you picking up this week?

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Buzzcocks: “It's Not You”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
Buzzcocks Buzzcocks have made a public release of their previously PledgeMusic-only single, "It's Not You." It's the lead single from The Way which is due out November 18, 2014.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Break-ups: NONA (2010-2014)

Posted by brittany on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
NONA Philadelphia, PA's NONA have decided to call it a day.

Good news and bad news. Good news: we are not gonna be a band anymore! Bad news: we are not gonna be a band anymore. There will probably never be a cooler rock group... Huge thanks and appreciation to anyone who [h]as lent us a helping hand, supported us, listened to our music, came to our shows, etc. You guys have been so great and we love you.

NONA will be playing a show in Brooklyn, NY October 3 and a final show in Philadelphia that has yet to be announced.

NONA last released Through The Head earlier this year via 6131 Records.

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Man Overboard: “For Vince”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Man Overboard Man Overboard have posted a new track. It will appear on their upcoming EP, Passing Ends which is due out October 28, 2014.

You can click Read More for the song.

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