Dikembe is streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP titled Ledge. The track is called “Teeth in the Sink.” Ledge will be released on Tiny Engines on June 2, 2015. The band released Mediumship in 2014. You can click here to listen to the new track.
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Greg McEntee, drummer "from day one" with San Francisco's Swingin' Utters, has decided to step away from the kit. Vocalist Johnny Bonnel said, "Greg is moving on and Swingin' Utters thank you and wish you luck in life. All of us have gained strength from our travels together. We love you!"
Luke Ray, formerly of Cobra Skulls, will be taking over for McEntee, starting next week in Phoenix. The Utters will formally say goodbye to McEntee at their Punk Rock Bowling performance.
The band's latest full-length, Fistful of Hollow, was released in 2014. You can read the full statement from the band here.
Posted by johng on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
This morning, after months of mysterious postings, post-hardcore titans Planes Mistaken for Stars have announced that they are going to reissue 2006's Mercy LP. Punknews is also excited to debut a new video about the band and the reissue. The video is called We Do As We Must, Together... and is described as a "testimonial" about the band and the re-release of the Mercy album. In the micro-film, Ryan Patterson of Coliseum, Nate Newton of Converge and Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré, talk about the influence and importance of the band. There are also snippets of some remastered Mercy tracks.
Mercy will be re-released by Deathwish Inc. on July 14, 2015. The new version has revamped packaging and was remastered from the original 1/2” tapes by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege. To support the release, the band is also kicking off a tour in July. You can see the short film and live dates below.
The Mormon hardcore punk trio Tartar Control, composed of Sean Hart, Robert Selander and Robot, have been spreading the good word of The Lord and the great benefits of good oral hygiene to the Southern California punk rock scene since they self-released their first album, Holy Crap!, in 2011.
For those of you who are new to Tartar Control, just know that they are a very visual band. The “Jesus Is Love” video will give you what you need to know. And then if you can see them live, do it (especially is you plan on attending Punk Rock Bowling)! Just check out their their full live sets online.
Four years after Tartar Control released Holy Crap! , they finally self-released a new album called We Forgive You earlier this month. I, Ricky Frankel, reviewer, podcast panelist and occasional interviewer drove down to The Doll Hut in Anaheim, California, where the “Jesus Is Love” music video was filmed, coincidentally, to interview Sean and Robert outside of the sketchy and potentially haunted hotel that was near the venue before they performed that night. Just know that I was pretty much laughing during the whole interview, but I spared you all from having to read a ton of “hahahas” throughout it.
Adam E. here with four new reviews, and a little bit of trivia of my own. Yesterday John G. asked you to identify the band that owned a particular van. Today, I'm asking you who owns this van. Any ideas?
Meanwhile, today's reviews are:
Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners is going on a solo acoustic tour this summer.
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The lineup for Flogging Molly's three-day St. Patrick's Day Salty Dog Cruise 2016 has been announced. The cruise takes place from March 18-21, 2016 and floats from Florida to the Bahamas and back. Bands on the bill include Rancid, Punk Rock Karaoke, Frank Turner, Fishbone, Street Dogs, The Slackers and more. You can find more info here.
Flesh World, the band featuring Scott Moore of Limp Wrist and Jess Scott of Brilliant Colors, have announced a new album. The album is called Just To Tear Me Down and it's out June 2, 2015 via Iron Lung Records. You can hear the debut single, "Just To Tear Me Down," below.
Broadcaster and Astpai are heading to Europe next month for a tour together.
You can click Read More for the dates.
Posted by aubin on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Bitter End have premiered the track "Sting of Betrayal." It will appear on Illusions Of Dominance which is out June 30, 2015.
You can click Read More for the song.
Posted by johng on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Radioactivity, the band featuring Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan of The Marked Men, have announced a new LP. The album will be called Silent Kill and it's out June 30, 2015 via Dirtnap Records. You can hear the debut single, "Silent," below.
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