New Review Update: June 30, 2015

Posted by adame on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
ImageIt's Adam E., bringing you four new reviews, including the first release from Refused since 1998. Remember 1998? It was the year "Titanic" dominated the Oscars, France won the World Cup and Google was founded. Do you have any other 1998 memories?
You can check out any of our reviews right here

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A linguistics professor explains the “pop-punk” vocal

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Image In one of the weirder stories to combine pop-punk, linguistics, Lookout Records and Blink-182, Atlas Obscura asked a Stanford professor about the evolution of the "punk" vocal style attributed to everyone from Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols to Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, and The Offspring.

In short, the professor explains why "singers from all over California had influenced singers from as far afield as Minnesota, Ontario, Maryland, and South Florida." Check it out here.

As for the mystery of why Travis Barker and Iggy Pop can't afford shirts, that remains untold.

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Media: Sedge: “Hide Behind the Fuzz” (Exclusive)

Posted by johng on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by Sedge. It's called "Hide behind the fuzz" and it's off their upcoming Selective Reasoning album due out Aug 1. Pre-orders will be here.

You can hear the tune below.

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On Tour With Lemuria photo essay series posted

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Lemuria Derek Neuland has toured with Lemuria several times over the past few years, handling roadie and merch duties, as well as taking thousands of photos over that span. Recently, Neuland has taken to posting his photos and memories of life on the road in an ongoing series of photo essays. Says Neuland:

I am very grateful and feel very privileged that I have been able to see a good chunk of the US and Canada thanks to Lemuria. While I definitely worked hard on tour (selling merch and loading/unloading gear), I know they could get many people to tour with them and I always feel lucky that they continue to bring me along.

The series is titled "On Tour With Lemuria," and you can check out parts one and two here.

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Media: Coheed & Cambria: “Jiggery-Pokery”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image Coheed and Cambria have posted a stream of their music arrangement of Justice Antonin Scalia's dissenting opinion in the recent Supreme Court decisions that supported Obamacare and legalized gay marriage in all 50 US states. Scalia's dissent has been picked apart both for it's incredulousness over the decision, but also for some of the more colorful language used therein. The band arranged some notable parts of his opinion and you can check it out below.

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Media: Gatherers: “Assembly”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Image Gatherers (formerly known as Gatherer, singular) have released a new song from their upcoming album. The record is titled Quiet World and is due out July 31, 2015 on Equal Vision Records.

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Media: Coaster: “Sap” (Exclusive)

Posted by johng on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new tune by Coaster. The band has been described as "pop grunge," and frankly, it fits.

On "Sap," the band takes those mountainous 90's riffs and interjects some FM radio melodies. But, quite surprisingly, midway through the song, they suddenly pull the hand break and collapse the whole thing... just before building it all back up again. This is a release that is equally familiar as it is surprising.

You can pre-order the new record, Slow Jams, which is due out June 30, right here. Meanwhile, you can click "read more" to hear "sap" and to see upcoming tour dates.

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No Use and Friends added to Fat Wrecked in San Francisco

Posted by mark on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Tony Sly In tribute to the late No Use For A Name frontman, it has been announced that NUFAN will be making an appearance of sorts at the San Francisco stop of the 'Fat Wrecked for 25 Years' tour. According to the label:

FAT’s history is so closely intertwined with No Use For a Name, we knew we had to come up with some way to include them in our celebration. Of course, no one can replace our dear departed friend Tony Sly, but why not gather NUFAN alumni, Matt Riddle, Rory Koff, Dave Nassie (and more) and invite an amazing cast of FAT band members to sing lead vocals? We’re calling it No Use and Friends, and it’s a way to celebrate all that No Use For a Name has meant and still does mean to our label.

The tribute will take place on the Aug 23 date, and tickets can be found here.

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New Review Update: June 29, 2015

Posted by johng on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you four new reviews on this beautiful Monday. This weekend, I saw Ceremony and the tour editions of their new record each feature a unique "L-Shaped Man" hand drawn by frontman Ross Farrar on the cover. What band puts out the coolest tour merch?

Meanwhile, today's reviews are:

You can check out any of our reviews right here

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Streams: Ghost Key: 'The Things I Am Not'

Posted by adame on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Ghost Key Today Punknews is proud to premiere the new EP from Ghost Key. It's titled The Things I Am Not and it's out tomorrow on No Sleep Records. You can pre-order the EP here.

You can listen to the stream on the band's Punknews.org Profile.

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Red Scare unveils Direct Hit! collection (Exclusive First Look)

Posted by aubin on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Direct Hit! Red Scare will be releasing a collection of Direct Hit! material called More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014). It's out August 21, 2015 on physical formats and a week early for you digital people. Vocalist Nick Woods adds:

Seemingly every Direct Hit! release from the band's inception until now has involved songs written by different people in and out of and graduated from the group, as performed by a different band of musicians, every time. This'll be our second release in a row featuring the same band, for the first time in Direct Hit-story (get it?), from which the middle period may be chronicled by these 11 songs, plus Brainless God . We expect a Nobel Peace Prize any day now.

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