Break-ups: Ex Friends (2011-2014)

Posted by johng on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Ex Friends Ex Friends have broken up. Speaking to Punknews, the band stated:
After almost exactly three years as a band, Ex Friends is calling it a day. The punk rock universe has been very kind to us and we are grateful. We played our first show in a basement and our last show on a festival stage. We made a lot of records and met a lot of great friends. One day we woke up and it was 2014 and we were five people with pretty intense day jobs and lots of other musical commitments. Life is pulling us in different directions. That's cool. That's how life is supposed to be. Breakups are sad but, hey, don't feel bad for us. We got to meet the Wu-Tang Clan!

Audrey and Leta continue to play in Pushin' it 2 the Limit and Mohawk Town. Leta continues to play in Retreevers. Jayme continues to play in Glitter. Joel continues to play in Plow United. His new project, The Rentiers, will release its first record in 2015. JP continues to play in Beach Slang.
The band released Animal Needs earlier this year. Punknews spoke to the band in March.

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Streams: Feral Trash: 'Trashfiction'

Posted by johng on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Feral Trash Today's stream comes from Feral Trash. We've got a stream of the band's new release, Trashfiction.
The release is out via Dirt Cult records and you can pre-order it right here.
Meanwhile, you can hear the whole thing on the band's Punknews.org Profile

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Media: Rancid: 'Honor Is All We Know'

Posted by kira on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Rancid Rancid is streaming their forthcoming Epitaph Records release ...Honor is All We Know over at iTunes Radio. The album is due out on October 27, 2014. You can access the stream here.

...Honor is All We Know is Rancid's eighth studio album and was produced by Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz. The album is the follow up to their 2009 release Let the Dominoes Fall.

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Requiem releases album teaser

Posted by johng on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews is pleased to debut the new album teaser by metalcore act Requiem. The teaser features clips from the band's debut album The Unexplainable Truth. The release is out on October 28 via Cleopatra Records.

You can click read more for the teaser as well as upcoming tour dates.

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We'll Do It Live: Bill Stevenson (TONIGHT! NOT NOW!)

Posted by kira on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Descendents Tonight (not now!), we'll host a special edition of We'll Do It Live. Punknews is delighted to be partnering with our pals at FEST and tonight's special guest will be the one and only Bill Stevenson. The Descendents will be playing Fest 13 in Gainesville, FL on Saturday, November 1 at Bo Diddley Plaza.

FEST 13 runs October 31-November 2, with performances by A Wilhelm Scream, 7 Seconds, RVIVR, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Lifetime, Marked Men, Less Than Jake, Strike Anywhere and so many more. Tickets and full details are available here.

Bill will be here from 8-9 p.m. EST tonight, so get those questions ready and we'll see you back here this evening!

Note: Save your questions for the post that will be at the top of the page at 8 p.m. Please and thank you.

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Atlas Losing Grip releases track list and album art for new album

Posted by sam on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Atlas Losing Grip Sweden's Atlas Losing Grip has released the track listing and album art for their upcoming release. The release is titled Currents and will be released on January 16, 2015 worldwide. Atlas Losing Grip features Rodrigo Alfaro of Satanic Surfers.

You can click Read More for the track list and album art.

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Tours: Dropkick Murphys announce “Celtic Punk Invasion”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Dropkick Murphys Boston's Dropkick Murphys have annouced their inaugural "Celtic Punk Invasion" tour, with dates spread out between the US and Europe. The band will play a pair of shows on March 17, 2014 marking the first time they have played Ireland on St. Patrick's Day. There will be two shows that day at Dublin's Vicar Street venue. In Boston, the band will have a matinee performance on Saturday, March 14, as well as an additional show that evening. Two months later, they will make an appearance at the Skate and Surf Festival in Asbury Park, NJ.

Tickets for the March dates go on sale October 24 and 25, depending on the date. Ticketing information can be found on the band's website. A "major announcement" for US fans wishing to accompany the band for the Dublin St. Patrick's Day shows is expected soon.

The band's most recent album, Going Out in Style, was released in 2011.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Tours: Converge / At the Gates (North America)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Converge Converge and At The Gates will be touring North America on the Decibel Tour next spring.

Converge's last album, All We Love We Leave Behind, was released in 2012. At The Gates' new record, At War With Reality, is due out October 28, 2014 via Century Media.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Interviews: Ethan Koozer and Kevin Dye (Gates)

Posted by sam on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
GatesSome of the best bands have come out of the DIY New Jersey punk/indie scene. Gates is another band that is an accurate reflection of that. Gates will be releasing their debut full length album Bloom & Breathe on Pure Noise Records on October 21st, 2014. Contributing Editor Samantha Barrett spoke with guitarist Ethan Koozer and guitarist/vocalist Kevin Dye about the new album, lighting effects and future plans.

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New Review Update: October 20, 2014

Posted by johng on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you three new reviews including a piece on the very last man to be christened a Ramone! Hail!

Today's reviews are:

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Media: Gwen Stefani: “Baby Don't Lie”

Posted by johng on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
No Doubt Gwen Stefani, frontwoman of No Doubt, has released a new solo single. The track is called "Baby Don't Lie."

This is Stefani's first new music since the release of No Doubt's Push and Shove in 2012. Prior to that, she released a pair of solo albums, 2004's Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and 2006's The Sweet Escape.

You can click Read More for the new song.

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