New Review Update: May 5, 2015

Posted by adame on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Adam E. here with four new reviews. A little history lesson for those of you who don't know. Today is Cinco de Mayo, and while most of America recalls Cinco de Mayo as a holiday founded in the mid-2000s dedicated to drinking Coronas while wearing a sombrero, it's actually meant to commemorate the Mexican Army's unexpected victory in the Battle of Puebla way back in 1862. So consider that next time you find yourself sitting in a Chili's.

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Tau Cross: “We Control the Fear”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
ImageTau Cross have released another new song. It's from their self-titled full length due out May 19, 2015 via Relapse Records.

Check out the song here.

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Streams: Basement Benders: 'Basement Benders'

Posted by johng on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Basement Benders Today, Punknews is pleased to present the new EP by Basement Benders. The band's self-titled release is four shots of raw, ragged, pop punk. If you like the classic period of Lookout Records, you will like this.

The release is a combo release by Drunken Sailor Records and Dead Broke Rekerds. The release is out May 8, 2015 and you can pre-order here and here.

You can find the release on the band's Punknews.org Profile.

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Media: Citizen: “Cement”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
CitizenCitizen have premiered the first song from their upcoming album, Everybody Is Going to Heaven. It's out June 23, 2015 on Run For Cover Records.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Boys Life to reissue 1996 album, tour

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Boys Life Kansas City's Boys Life will be reissuing their 1996 album Departures and Landfalls on Topshelf Records. It is due out August 14, 2015. The original album was recorded with Bob Weston in the Chicago home studio of Steve Albini.

The band has announced the first reunion show, set for October 16th in the band's hometown. More dates are expected in the months leading up.

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Anthony Raneri (Bayside) joins Hopeless Records

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Anthony Raneri Bayside vocalist Anthony Raneri has signed to Hopeless Records. His debut EP for the label is titled Sorry State of Mind and is due out June 30, 2015.

You can click Read More for the art and track listing.

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Kurt Cobain album coming this summer

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
ImageLate Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain never released a solo album but that's going to change this summer. Filmmaker Brett Morgen, director of the new Cobain documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, told web publication Bedford and Bowery in a recent interview that an album pulled from the 200 hours of recordings Cobain left behind is in the works.

[The album] will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about. It’s going to really surprise people. Just to be clear, it’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him."

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Media: Screeching Weasel: “Kewpie Doll”

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
Image "Kewpie Doll," from the new Screeching Weasel album, has been posted on the Recess Records Bandcamp. The track comes from the band's upcoming release, titled Baby Fat, Act 1, which is due out May 26, 2015 via Recess Records. The band has dates scheduled sporadically in June, July and August with The Queers and MxPx.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: Old Lines release track in solidarity with Baltimore

Contributed by getoveryourself. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image In response to the riots that recently hit their hometown of Baltimore, Old Lines have released a song titled "Midnight in Baltimore" on their Bandcamp page. The band states:

"This song was recorded in solidarity with the cry for justice in the murder of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police Dept. 100% of all proceeds obtained from the download will be donated to the legal defense fund organized by Baltimore United for a Change (www.bmoreunited.org) for the many people arrested during these various protests."

The band's most recent album, No Child Left Behind, was released last year via No Sleep Records.

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Media: Envy: “Blue Moonlight”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Image Japan's Envy have announced their first new album in five years. The record is titled Atheist‘s Cornea and is due out July 10, 2015 on Temporary Residence.

Check it out here.

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Media: Drakulas: “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW”

Contributed by RedScare. Posted by mark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
ImageDrakulas, the new band featuring Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers) and Zach Blair (Rise Against) have premiered their first song, titled “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW."

The band will be playing at Punk Rock Bowling this year (We're a sponsor!), with their debut EP coming out later this month. “OWOWOWOWOWOWOW" is the title track from that EP, which is due out May 12, 2015 via Red Scare. You can preorder the album here. You can hear the new song below.

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