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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New Review Update: February 25, 2015

Posted by johng on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image This is John G bringing you another Wednesday Trivia time. Name as many people as you can in this picture.

Meanwhile, today's reviews are:
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Strung Out: “The Animal and the Machine”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Strung Out Strung Out are now streaming their new song, "The Animal and the Machine," off their new record. The record is titled Transmission Alpha Delta and is due out March 24, 2015.

You can hear the tune below.

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Videos: Harm's Way: “Amongst The Rust”

Posted by aubin on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EST)
Harms Way Harm's Way have posted the video for "Amongst The Rust." It's from their new album, Rust, which is due out March 10, 2015 via Deathwish Inc.

The album was recorded at Bricktop Recordings by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails).

The band is headed out on tour with Code Orange next month

You can click Read More for the video.

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Night Birds recording demos this weekend

Posted by johng on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Night Birds Here's a short update on the Night Birds front. The band is headed into the studio on Saturday and Sunday of this week to record 11 demo tracks. The band plans to release their next album on Fat Wreck Chords. The band has plans to record the album proper in late April and early May. They last released Monster Surf [7-inch] in 2014.

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