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Jade Tree signs Direct Effect

Posted by adam on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM (EST)
Direct Effect Jade Tree Records ended the week with the announcement that they've signed Orlando, FL / Philadelpha PA's Direct Effect. There's no word yet on when the band's first full length release for the label will arrive.

Direct Effect last put out Sunburn in 2014 on Tiny Engines and followed it up with a digital EP released on Bandcamp in February. The group is touring Europe this month with Swain (formally This Routine Is Hell). You can find details over at jadetree.com.

This is the third recent signing for Jade Tree, as they added Dogs On Acid and Spraynard to their roster earlier in the year.

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ICYMI: The Punknews 'My Org' Comp is now for sale!!!

Posted by johng on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Image In case you missed it, here's one last post on this: The Punknews My Org cassette compilation is now available for pre-sale. If you want a copy, we suggest getting one soon because this will sell out very soon...

You can BUY IT RIGHT HERE!

The My Org mixtape is a compilation of 42 bands curated by the 'Org's editors and staff. In addition to running almost two hours, the tape includes lots of rare and exclusive tracks by bands including Mischief Brew (who cover Flux of Pink Indians!), Classics of Love, the Shaggs, Gnarboots, Joel Tannenbaum and many more! The comp will be released strictly on cassette -- no vinyl, no CD, no digital!

Other bands appearing include Night Birds, Integrity, The Dwarves, Swingin' Utters, KRS-One, Masked Intruder, Morning Glory, The Muffs, Amebix, Andrew W.K., Hard Girls, Jello Biafra and way more. If you haven't seen it, you can click read more for the track list and cover art.

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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 2

Posted by adam on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM (EST)
Image Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. The show is hosted by long time Punknews contributor Greg Simpson and former Punknews editor, current editor-in-chief of Youth Conspiracy Records, Scott Heisel. In this episode...

We discuss at the length the amazing debut by the Alkaline Trio, Goddammit. We also discuss the amazing Chicago scene in the late 90s that sprouted from Slapstick. Greg also proudly announces that he thinks one of the songs on Goddammit is fucking awful.


You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.

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New Review Update: February 27, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image Happy Friday! This is John G bringing you four new reviews including a piece on P-FUNK! Have a funky weekend.

Today's reviews are:
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Streams: Sammy Kay: “Mary”

Posted by brittany on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Sammy Kay Today we are excited to bring you a stream of a new song entitled "Mary" from New Jersey's Sammy Kay. The track comes from the upcoming effort Fourth Street Singers which is due out March 10, 2015 via Panic State Records. You can find it on their Punknews.org Profile

The record will be accompanied with a flexi disc titled Bookends containing the first and last songs on the album. Punknews and Panic State have teamed up to give our readers a chance to win the new record along with the flexi disc and some other goodies. Click Read More for your chance to win.

Sammy Kay is currently on tour with The Gaslight Anthem.

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Videos: Coliseum: “We Are the Water”

Posted by aubin on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Coliseum Coliseum have premiered the video for "We Are the Water." It's the lead single from their upcoming Deathwish Inc. album, Anxiety‘s Kiss. It's due out May 5, 2015.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Videos: Alcoa: “All Dolled Up”

Posted by aubin on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Alcoa Alcoa, the band led by Defeater's Derek Archambault, has posted a video for "All Dolled Up." The track is from Thank You , which was released last year.

You can click Read More for the video.

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White Lung, Crusades, Teenanger, Der Faden playing Ottawa Explosion

Posted by adam on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Image The list of performers playing the 2015 Ottawa Explosion Weekend has grown and features an impressive number of punk and garage acts from Canada, the U.S. and Europe. This year's fest is set to feature White Lung, Underground Railroad To Candyland, The White Wires, Sheer Mag, Crusades, Street Eaters, Monomyth, Feral Trash, Teenanger, Street Kyle & Abandos, First Base, The Jeanies, Century Palm, Black Tower, and the first show ever from Der Faden, which features Rob Seaton of the cult favourite Sudbury ON act Statues in a new collaboration with Sarah Wotherspoon of The Johnnies.

These new confirmations join the previously announced Red Dons, Toys That Kill, Guantanamo Baywatch, Steve Adamyk Band, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Hysterese, Earth Girls, New Swears, Needles//Pins, Moss Lime, The Ballantynes, Sonic Avenues, Nervous Talk, and Average Times.

Ottawa Explosion takes place between June 17 and 21. You can find ticket information and more at ottawaexplosion.blogspot.ca.

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Tours: Good Riddance / A Wilhelm Scream / Death by Stereo / Bad Cop/Bad Cop (California)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by sam on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Good RiddanceGood Riddance has announced a few tour dates to celebrate the release of Peace In Our Time. A Wilhelm Scream and Bad Cop/Bad Cop will be joining them for the April tour dates. Death by Stereo and Bad Cop/Bad Cop will be joining them for the June dates.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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New Review Update: February 26, 2015

Posted by adame on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image This is Adam E. with four new reviews as well as a shameless plug. If you missed last night's post, the Punknews 'My Org' mixtape is on sale now. You can go here to buy your copy. They make excellent stocking stuffers, and you only have 302 more shopping days until Christmas.

Meanwhile, today's reviews are:
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Videos: No Bragging Rights: “Outdated”

Posted by aubin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
No Bragging Rights No Bragging Rights have premiered their video for "Outdated."

It's from The Concrete Flower which is out on Pure Noise Records.

You can click Read More for the video.

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