The Offspring have released videos to promote their upcoming Summer Nationals tour. The Offspring has covered fellow tour mates Bad Religion's "No Control" and "Do What You Want" and Pennywise's "No Reason Why." The tour will feature The Offspring playing Smash in its entirety for its 20th anniversary. For more information on the tour you can check out this link.
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Fucked Up have posted streams of the songs from their latest single, "Blink," which also includes the B-side "The Way We Did." The single was a companion release to the recently released Glass Boys. The band also recently released Year of the Dragon [12-inch] this year.
Meanwhile, the band is expected to release Mix Tape 5 later this year. You can click Read More to hear the streams.
Following yesterday's report about their next LP, The Melvins have announced a release date of October 14 via Ipecac records. They'll also being doing a Fall USA tour to support the album. The lineup for that tour will include Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and Jeff Pinkus (of the Butthole Surfers).
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Kasey Anderson, a Portland musician, has been sentenced for a con involving a concert and album supposedly intended to benefit the West Memphis Three. For his crimes, Anderson was sentenced to four years in prison.
Apparently, Anderson defrauded investors out of $586,000 on promises that he would develop a concert and album that would benefit the West Memphis Three during the period that they were imprisoned. Anderson told investors that Tom Petty, Johnny Depp and Pearl Jam would be part of the concert. He also told investors that Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga and R.E.M. would be part of the album. None of those artists had any knowledge of Anderson's plan. Anderson was able to convince investors to give him money by developing a series of false e-mail addresses which appeared to be from relatives of the WM3 as well as representatives of the mentioned bands, including Springsteen's manager, John Landau.
"I am a deeply flawed and mentally ill person who made some terrible choices, causing so much emotional and financial damage to others. But I believe I have much to offer my community. I am so sorry for what I've done and want so badly to make it right. . . I lied to myself and others, and believing those lies, I told myself consistently that whatever was going on with me. . . I could fix it on my own. I convinced myself that it was normal."Interestingly, Anderson did have some musical experience, having opened for Counting Crows (who actually once covered a tune written by Anderson) as well as being in a band with a member of The Presidents of the United States of America.
Cold World have posted a stream of How The Gods Chill, their first new release since 2008's Dedicated to Babies Who Came Feet First. The record is out August 5, 2014.
Find the stream here.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot have filed lawsuits against the Russian government. The claims were not filed in Russian court, but rather, filed in the European Court of Human Rights. The basis of the lawsuit alleges human rights violations which occurred during their year-long imprisonment. The imprisonment was criminal punishment by the Russian government for a demonstration which took place in a Russian church.
Each woman is asking for a judgment in the amount of €120,000 for compensation and €10,000 in court fees. The women allege that the Russian government violated four articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, including those that guarantee freedom of expression, liberty, security and a fair trial, and those that prohibit torture. Further, they are asking the court to overturn their criminal conviction in Russia. The women stated that if they win, they'll transfer compensation to human rights organizations, including their own prisoners' rights NGO, Zona Prava.
Wovenwar, the new band formed by former members of As I Lay Dying, have posted another new song from their debut for Metal Blade Records. The record is titled Wovenwar and is due out August 5, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
Check out the new song here.
Trophy Lungs have announced that they will be heading out on tour for two weeks in August. The tour will bring them through much of the midwest and northeast.
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Spraynard announced their reunion this past spring, pleasantly surprising their entire fan base. When they mysteriously broke up a few years ago, fans were saddened and shocked. They were on track to become a very popular band. Their releases Funtitled and Exton Square were gaining momentum. Luckily, they've come back in full force, releasing a compilation album with a brand new track that sounds like classic Spraynard. They announced a tour and said they were back in a permanent way, not just for a few one-off shows.
Lots of people are still wondering exactly what happened, so Punknews interviewer Xan Mandell caught up with the spoke with the band to extensively dive into the breakup, the relationships between them and the future.
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John G here again and I can finally announce what I've been excited about for the past month but had to keep secret... Tomorrow, at 4pm, we're going to be streaming the new Dwarves record in its entirety! Let me tell you, it is killer! So, see you right here, tomorrow at 4pm EST, where you can hear The Dwarves Invented Rock n' Roll!
In the meantime, to keep you satiated, today's reviews are:
Dallas, Texas's Index Festival has announced its 2014 lineup which includes The Get Up Kids, Russian Circles, Senses Fail and Joyce Manor. Index Festival will happen at the Deep Ellum from September 26-28. For more information on the festival and the full line up, check out the festival's website.
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