Minus the Bear announces rarities album and tour dates

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Minus The BearMinus the Bear has announced a new LP that will be a collection of rarities.The record is called Lost Loves will be released on October 7, 2014 on Dangerbird Records in the US and on Big Scary Monsters in Europe.

They have also announced that they will head out on tour to support the release of Lost Loves and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of They Make Beer Commercials Like This.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Media: Victory Boy: “Groundhog Day”

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Image PA punk rockers Victory Boy have released a new single. It's called "Groundhog day" and was mastered by Stephen Egerton of The Descendents. The track will be part of the band's debut 7-inch out via Koolhaus records late this summer.

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Media: The Offspring: “No Control,” “Do What You Want” (Bad Religion), “No Reason Why” (Pennywise)

Contributed by IllaZilla. Posted by sam on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
The OffspringThe 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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Media: F*cked Up: “Blink”/“The Way We Did”

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Fucked Up 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.

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Tours: Melvins (USA)

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM (EDT)
Melvins 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 sentenced for WM3 scam

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image 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.

Anderson stated:
"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.

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Media: Cold World: 'How The Gods Chill'

Posted by aubin (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Cold World 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.

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Pussy Riot members sue Russian government

Posted by johng (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Pussy Riot 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.

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Media: Wovenwar: “Profane”

Posted by aubin (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Wovenwar 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.

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Tours: Trophy Lungs (US)

Posted by leanne (g+) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Trophy Lungs 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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Interviews: Spraynard

Posted by xan on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Spraynard 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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