Interviews: Chris Farren (Antarctigo Vespucci)

Contributed by gapostrophera. Posted by kira on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Image If you can’t find something to love out of all of Chris Farren’s different projects between his solo work, Antarctigo Vespucci and Fake Problems, then chances are that you have real ones. The punk frontman turned acoustic troubadour turned power pop maestro wears a variety of hats, and recently added t-shirt impresario and Lost podcast host to his impressive array of titles. Staff interviewer G’Ra Asim caught up with Farren to get the lowdown on making a Fest appearance with a brand new band, his estrangement from once-dear friend Mr. Yucky and the unlikely role the Fresh Prince played in the making of Antarctigo Vespucci’s debut EP, Soulmate Stuff.

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New Review Update: October 23, 2014

Posted by adame on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Adam E. here, bringing you three new reviews. Halloween is a little more than a week away, and I for one am super excited to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" for what is, I estimate, the 437th time in my life.

Today's reviews are:

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Say-10 Records announces anniversary party

Posted by adame on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Say-10 Records is teaming up with the promoters of Stay Sweet Fest to put on a weekend festival in Richmond, VA. The event, called Stay Sweet Fest Presents: A Say-10 Records Anniversary Party, will take place Nov. 21-22, 2014 at The Broadberry in Richmond. Acts announced for the event include Tim Barry, Smoke Or Fire (only show of 2014), Iron Reagan, Night Birds, Spraynard, Beach Slang, Timeshares, Chumped, Pears, Entropy, Brutal Youth, Daycare Swindlers, Pedals On Our Pirate Ships, Divided Heaven, The Scandals, Jake Mayday, Invaluable, Close Talker, The Is Your Life, Let It Go and Oklahoma Car Crash. More bands are scheduled to be announced at a later date.

Adam Gecking of Say-10 Records said:

Say-10 records, Richmond based label, is beyond excited to team up with the local promoter of stay sweet fest to start a new yearly event. We normally do a small show of just label bands, but this year the goal is to do that but also include local/regional friends, label bands and some national headliners to have a big get together in Richmond. We hope you can make it.

You can find more information and ticket details here.

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Fellow Project: “Hatchets”

Contributed by deadbrokerekerds. Posted by sam on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Fellow ProjectLong Island's Fellow Project have released a new song titled "Hatchets." "Hatchets" will be featured on their new EP, titled Basic Axemanship. The EP will be out this winter on Dead Broke and MoneyFire Records, and there will be a special vinyl-only Fest edition available at Fest 13. You can listen to the track by clicking here.

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Interviews: Jade Puget (XTRMST)

Contributed by shogun. Posted by kira on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Image For at least five albums now, the scene’s most divisive band has abandoned its punk sound, venturing off into more mainstream areas, becoming more and more distant from their hardcore roots. But now AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget are making a return to form with their new band XTRMST, a straight-edge hardcore band that is louder and heavier than anything the creative duo has ever done before. On a day off in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the never-ending Burials tour, guitarist and songwriter Jade Puget spoke to Punknews interviewer Gen Handley about why they started a straight-edge hardcore band now, how they ended up on Steve Aoki’s label and if he still considers AFI a punk rock band.

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New Review Update: October 22, 2014

Posted by johng on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Hello again! This is John G bringing you another Wednesday trivia time! The band pictured here would evolve and go on to create great art. This picture is an early version of what band?

Today's reviews are:

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Get a discount when you purchase 'Filmage'

Posted by adame on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Descendents As a thank you for making last night's chat with Bill Stevenson such a rousing success, Punknews is teaming up the makers of "Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL" to offer you, our valued readers, a discount when you purchase a digital download of the film.

In order to get the discount, go to Filmagemovie.com and use the code "punknewsage" when you checkout. The discount is good for $4 off the purchase of a digital download of the film-only version of "Filmage."

*Note: This offer is available to the first 50 customers.

You can check out our review of "Filmage" here and watch the trailer by clicking Read More.

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Media: Chumped: “Name That Thing”

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Chumped Chumped have released a new song titled "Name That Thing." The track comes from their forthcoming release, Teenage Retirement, due out November 18, 2014 via Anchorless Records. You can listen to it here courtesy of NPR.

Chumped last released their self-titled 12-inch last year.

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Media: Shinobu announce '10 Thermidor', stream new song

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Shinobu Shinobu have announced the details for the follow up to 2009's Strange Spring Air . The album is titled 10 Thermidor and they are currently raising funds for the album. When they reach the first $1000 they will release a new song and another new song when they reach $2000. Once $3000 is reached they will release the album for free download via Quote Unquote Records. Pre-orders are available here via Really Records.

Shinobu is currently steaming a new song from the album titled "Culture, Inc". You can listen to it here courtesy of The A.V. Club.

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Media: Franz Nicolay: “To Us, the Beautiful”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Franz Nicolay Franz Nicolay has premiered a new song. The track is called "To Us, the Beautiful" and is off the album of the same name. The album features Ara Babajian of Leftover crack and The Slackers on drums, Andrew Seward of Against Me! on bass, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. The album is out January 20, 2015 via Silver Sprocket and pre-orders can be found here.

You can click Read More for the new song.

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Videos: World's Scariest Police Chases: “F*ck You Dad”

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
World’s Scariest Police Chases Coming before their impending breakup and final show at FEST next week, World’s Scariest Police Chases have released a video for the song "Fuck You Dad." The song appears on their most recent full-length, NOFX… And Out Come the Wolves Dookie. Says vocalist Dirty Rock:
“'Fuck You Dad' is a song about all those shitty alcoholic unsupportive dads out there that forced us to grow up to be shitty assholes. Sure, you brought me into this world, but I'm fucking taking you out.”

World's Scariest Police Chases will be playing at Durty Nelly's on Friday, Oct. 31 as a part of FEST 13.

You can click Read More for the video.

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