Victory Boy announce 7-inch, release shows

Posted by johng on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Image Delaware's Victory Boy have announced the release of a new 7-inch. It's out in late December via Koolhaus Records. The band will also be playing three record release shows. You can find more info here.

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Videos: The Gaslight Anthem: “1,000 Years”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EST)
The Gaslight Anthem The Gaslight Anthem have released a new music video. The video is for the tune "1,000 Years," which is off Get Hurt.

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Venom announce new LP

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Venom Metal legends Venom have announced the release of a new album. The LP will be called From the Very Depths and it's out January 27, 2015 via Spinefarm Records.

Bassist/vocalist Conrad "Cronos" stated:
"All three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. Danté created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well. It's a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure black metal. We can't wait to play the new songs live for the Legions... Hell yeah!"

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Starcleaner Records to release Slits documentary

Posted by johng on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EST)
The Slits Starcleaner Records, the label run by members of Shellshag, have announced the production of a Slits documentary. "The film will be called ​HERE TO BE HEARD: The Story of The Slits and is being directed by William E. Badgley.

The documentary follows the band from their inception to 2010 when frontwoman Ari Up passed away. "HERE TO BE HEARD: The Story of The Slits" tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the band's inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up. Interviews have been filmed with band members Tessa Pollitt, Paloma Romero, Viv Albertine, Bruce Smith and Hollie Cook. Also featured are interviews with Vivien Goldman (NYU's Punk Professor), Don Letts (Former SLITS Manager/Punk Documentarian), Dennis Bovell (Producer of The SLITS album CUT), Adrian Sherwood (Producer/Long time friend and collaborator of the band) and others.

You can find more info here.

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Tours: Sick of it All (UK)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Sick Of It All Following a tour of Europe, NYC hardcore legends Sick Of It All will embark on a headline run of the UK. The band is touring in support of their most recent release, Last Act Of Defiance. Punknews spoke with frontman Lou Koller upon the album's release.

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop recording first full-length

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Bad Cop/Bad Cop Bad Cop/Bad Cop have started to record their first full-length album. The band expects to release it in April 2015. The release will be out via Fat Wreck Chords.

The band previously released Boss Lady and Punknews spoke to the band's own Stacey Dee not too long ago.

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The economics of touring as explained by Pomplamoose

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Image Like many independent touring bands, indie duo Pomplamoose lost money on a recent one month tour. Unlike many of those bands, they have decided to go the "full transparency" route, with member Jack Conte posting a lengthy essay on the Medium website. To sum it up briefly, the band lost nearly $12,000 over the 28-day trip. Conte says:
But this isn’t a sob story. We knew it would be an expensive endeavor, and we still chose to make the investment. We could have played a duo show instead of hiring six people to tour with us. That would have saved us over $50,000, but it was important at this stage in Pomplamoose’s career to put on a wild and crazy rock show. We wanted to be invited back to every venue, and we wanted our fans to bring their friends next time. The loss was an investment in future tours.

Conte details the expenses including money spent on food and hotel ($17,589), insurance ($5,445), as well as salaries and per diems ($48,094). You can read the full article here.

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Videos: Chris Stowe: “Blood Drinkers”

Posted by brittany on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Image Chris Stowe has a new music video for the track "Blood Drinkers," which is off of his recent album Hollow.

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Break-ups: Glocca Morra (2008-2014)

Posted by leanne on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EST)
Glocca Morra Glocca Morra has announced on their Facebook page that they're calling it quits. Zack, the band's frontman, writes:

I don't want to burn out quietly or remain a band that plays a local show once or twice a year. so we're going to do one final tour in april. I'm not sure when or where yet but this will give us enough time to get our shit together and press some records, etc

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by johng on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM (EST)
Image Happy Thanksgiving! Or, if you live outside the USA... happy Thursday? Anyways, because we're all eating pumpkin pie over here at the Punknews Hovercraft office, things will be slow today. We'll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, check out some of Punknews' recent original content, including an absolutely fantastic interview with Edward Colver, a "We'll Do It Live" with CJ Ramone, a pair of exclusive tunes by punk rock heroes Really Red, and as always, our witty, whimsical, and frequently off-topic podcast..

We'll see you tomorrow.

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Interviews: Edward Colver

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by kira on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Image If you don’t know who Edward Colver is, chances are you’ve seen his pictures of the LA hardcore scene, some of the iconic punk album covers that he took the pictures for, or maybe you even saw him in the documentary American Hardcore.

Edward Colver is a self-taught photographer who documented punk rock history. Between 1978-1984 he went to shows five nights a week to take pictures of the LA hardcore scene. What he documented is absolutely fascinating and is an essential part of punk rock and even American music history.

But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what Jello Biafra said about his photography in Edward Colver’s book Blight at the End of the Funnel: “Anyone even slightly interested in LA’s underground has seen it through an Edward Colver photo. Edward shined a light on the underlying darkness in a way that would make Weegee proud. The menace, the alienated kids, they’re on again off again camaraderie, and the fright behind macho eyes. The threads of disturbance in Edward’s work stitches together live fast die young no hope suburbia with hardcore homeless of dying downtown Los Angeles; before their ranks mushroomed as Reagan-Clinton America abandoned its misfits and disadvantaged. Edward brings out the Fellini in almost anything that steps into his lens.”

Punknews staffer Ricky Frankel met Edward at his gallery showing in Los Angeles, which you can read a review of here, and interviewed him about a week after first meeting him.

His exhibit ran from September 20, 2014 to November 21, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles. There’s more information about it here. And you can check out some of Edward Colver’s work here, or you can buy his awesome book Blight at the End of the Funnel.

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