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New Review Update: September 29, 2014

Posted by johng on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Whether you're pro stage dive or con, this is the best way to conduct yourself at a concert.

Today's reviews are:

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Madball's 'Set It Off' 20th anniversary tour

Contributed by alex101. Posted by xan on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
MadballMadball will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut LP, Set It Off, with a short east coast headlining tour. The shows will be opened by Turnstile, Take Offense, Death Before Dishonor and Downpresser.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) announces solo album

Posted by adame on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant has announced the release of a solo album titled Break Down. The album will be released in December via Red Scare Industries. Prior to the album's release, Grant is releasing a two-song digital single called Love is a Bad Dream, which is out on September 30, 2014. You can stream the title track from the digital single over at The AV Club.

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Streams: Sharkanoid: 'Have a Great Summer'

Posted by johng on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Sharkanoid Today, Punknews is super thrilled to stream Sharkanoid's debut LP, the timely named Have a Great Summer.

Composed of Dan Potthast of Mu330 and Rick Johnson of Mustard Plug, the band puts their pedigree to use and comes out swinging on this energetic release. There are smashing riffs, Elvis Costello inspired love tunes, spastic refrains, and a song about pillow fights. This is pop-punk that keeps something weird in the background at all times.

The album is out October 7, 2014 via Community Records. You can pre-order this bad boy here. Meanwhile, you can hear the whole thing on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Tours: Modern Baseball / Knuckle Puck / Somos / Crying

Posted by xan on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Modern Baseball Modern Baseball will be going on a full US tour in November and December and will be joined by Knuckle Puck, Somos and Crying. Along the way Hostage Calm, Foxing and Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra will be supporting certain legs of the tour.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Joyce Manor stage diving stance creates controversy

Posted by kira on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor's stance on stage diving was made clear last week at two different shows. The first, in Jacksonville, FL - where frontman Barry Johnson stopped mid-song to bring the stage-dive offender onstage -- and then on Friday in Houson, TX Johnson reportedly stated at the beginning of the show that they would not tolerate any stage dives, when a fan did stage dive, he called them out.

The INTERNET has a lot of opinions about stage diving. The annual hardcore festival This is Hardcore trolled with a shirt design and then later posted "Joyce Manor jokes aren't funny anymore." In contrast, Joyce Manor has gotten support from various other bands including Candy Hearts, Balance and Composure and Code Orange (see below).

Johnson has also apologized for his reaction at Friday's show on the band's Facebook page stating:

I wasn't able to watch people being hurt so I asked people not to act in the way that was hurting people. If that means you don't support the band, I respect that. If you don't want to attend the shows, we respect that. If you've bought a ticket to the show and want your money back because you want that to be your experience, we will refund you.

I don't have an issue with anyone's lifestyle. I apologize to losing my cool in Houston. I saw someone whose full intention was to harm people and was upset.

I look forward to playing music in a safe environment for everyone from here on out.

You can click Read More for the video from both shows last week and for more reactions/responses.

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Pentimento begin recording sophmore LP

Posted by xan on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Pentimento Pentimento announced today that they will begin recording their upcoming sophomore LP with Paul Levitt (Circa Survive, All Time Low, Have Mercy). The release is still untitled and does not have a release date. Pentimento's drummer, Mike Hansen, told Punknews exclusively:

Paul Levitt approached us about the idea of doing a record, and it couldn't have come at a better time. We were super lucky to cross paths with him, because we knew what we needed for the next record was a change, and his production is great. We couldn't stay at home and do another record, the idea didn't sit right, not for this at least.. We'll be living in the studio we're recording at for an entire month, which is something we've never done and is one of the most exciting part. It will allow us to purely focus on making the best record we can make at this point.


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Media: Ex Hex: 'Rips'

Posted by kira on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Image NPR First Listen is streaming Ex Hex's forthcoming album Rips, due out October 7, 2014 via Merge Records. You can listen to the stream here.

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Typesetter announces album release and tour dates

Contributed by theratface. Posted by sam on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Typesetter Typesetter has announced that they will be releasing an album titled Wild's End on Black Numbers on October 14th, 2014. They will be supporting this release by touring down to The Fest. All Eyes West and Astpai will be joining them on select dates. You can click here to preorder Wild's End.

You can view the dates by clicking Read More.

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Media: Jeff Rosenstock: “Hey Allison”

Posted by johng on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Jeff Rosenstock Jeff Rosenstock has debuted a new song. It's called "Hey Allison" and it's off an upcoming single of the same name. The flipside will be "I'm so gross." A full album is expected to follow.

The release is out via sideonedummy records and will be available on Rosenstock's upcoming tour. (The video also claims that you'll be able to buy it online). Rosenstock is going on tour with his Antarctigo Vespucci project soon.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: New Found Glory: “Stubborn”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
New Found Glory New Found Glory have premiered the latest single off of their upcoming release, titled Resurrrection. The track is called "Stubborn" and it features vocals from Anthony Raneri of Bayside. Resurrrection is due out on October 7, 2014 on Hopeless Records.

You can view the video by clicking Read More.

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