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Videos: No Bragging Rights: “Outdated”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No Bragging Rights No Bragging Rights have premiered their video for "Outdated."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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Street date for new albums moving to Friday, globally

Posted by adam on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Image Billboard is reporting that the recording industry has now chosen Fridays as the worldwide release date-of-week for all new albums. The change is expected to take hold in the summer.

A statement by the Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the Switzerland based not-for-profit organization which is the global umbrella under which the RIAA falls, states the borderless digital music world as the reason behind the change, commenting "An aligned global release day puts an end to the frustration of not being able to access releases in their country when the music is available in another country." They also cite piracy concerns and the notion of providing artists with a single release day to celebrate. You can find the full statement at IFPI.org.

Opinions for and against the street date change can be found at Billboard.

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Media: Heartless Breakers: “Presence Unknown”

Posted by aubin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Image Heartless Breakers (ex-Daytrader) are premiering their track "Presence Unknown." The record is from their debut titled The Great Give Back. It's out on March 10, 2015 via Animal Style Records.

Find it here.

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Tours: Face To Face: “Triple Crown” shows

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Face to Face California's Face To Face has announced that they will be performing a handful of "Triple Crown" shows around the US. They will be performing their first three albums (Don't Turn Away, Big Choice and Face To Face) on three consecutive nights in one venue. The band will be performing in Chicago, Denver, Dallas and New York City.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Videos: Divided Heaven: “Kateiswar”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Divided Heaven Divided Heaven has released a new music video for the track "Kateiswar." "Kateiswar" is off last year's Youngblood.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Media: Aspiga: “Writing a Letter” (Smoking Popes)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Aspiga New Jersey's Aspiga have released a cover of Smoking Popes' “Writing a Letter.” You can listen to the track by clicking here. Aspiga released What Happened to You? in 2014.

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Tours: Teenage Bottlerocket/PEARS (US)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by sam on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Teenage Bottlerocket Teenage Bottlerocket and PEARS are playing some US shows together this spring. Teenage Bottlerocket is releasing Tales From Wyoming on March 31, 2015 on Rise Records.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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The Punknews 'My Org' Mixtape Cassette is ON SALE NOW

Posted by johng on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Image Following last week's announcement, the Punknews My Org mixtape is NOW available for sale -- and it's only a measly six bucks! (This is a one-time only press, so get it while you can...)


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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