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Happening Now: Vinyl reissue of 'Change' from Dismemberment Plan coming in November ANDREW W.K. + RuPaul sing "Sissy That Walk!"Fake Problems' Chris Farren opines on Dookie Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace discusses being trans in the U.S.Check out Fucked Up, Dead Tired, the Dirty Nil, Junior Battles at Burly Calling this DecThe Tracys pay three-chord tribute to NY1 News anchors Roger Clark and Pat KiernanChicago Bans Smoking In Public Parks, But They Won't Enforce it At Riot FestA Mean Jeans and Kepi Ghoulie tour may be coming your way.
Posted by kira on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Self Defense Family has premiered their new song "Been Passed On" over at Stereogum. The song will appear on their forthcoming album Duets, due out September 23, 2014 via Iron Pier. The band also recently announced tour dates that you can revisit here.
You can click Read More for the song.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Today's stream comes from Trenton, NJ-based The Great Explainer. We've got a stream of a new song titled "Defeated" off of their upcoming self-titled record that is due out October 27, 2014 via Panic State Records. Vocalist Sean Bystrzycki describes the meaning behind the song:
Defeated is about how people will blindly accept someone's stance on anything as valid, without taking into consideration that a person's viewpoint is always slanted and subjective. People can also be led to believe that the causes or struggles of those believed to be important are paramount to individuals' wants or concerns. Basically what I'm trying to convey is that people should take their own beliefs and opinions into account before siding or identifying with a larger outside group.Pre -orders are available here. You can find it on their Punknews.org Profile
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Tim Barry is headed to the UK in 2015 where he will embark on a tour with singer/songwriters Cory Branan and Sam Russo. Barry will be touring in support of his forthcoming effort Lost & Rootless which is due out November 28, 2014 via Chunksaah Records.
Tim Barry will be performing at The Fest 13 in Gainesville, FL. He makes an appearance on the Chunksaah compilation Everyone Knows I Play Favorites and Like 10's which will be available exclusively at the festival.
You can click Read More to view the dates.
Stereogum has premiered a new song by Restorations called "Misprint" which will appear on their forthcoming album LP3, due out October 28, 2014 via Side One Dummy Records.
You can click Read More for the song.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Zookeeper, the project from Mineral lead singer Chris Simpson, is streaming a new song titled "Conclusions." The track comes from his upcoming release Pink Chalk, which is due out October 14, 2014 via Count Your Lucky Stars. Pre-orders are available here. You can listen to "Conclusions" here courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.
In other, less fortunate news, Mineral's van was recently broke into after a show in St. Louis.
After our show this evening in St Louis at the Firebird we went to celebrate Chris' birthday by going bowling at Flamingo Bowl. Shortly after 1am our van was broken into and all of our belongings were stolen. Thousands and thousands of dollars in personal electronics, a cash box with several shows worth of merch sales, clothing, invaluable intellectual property, and many many other items. Our rear cargo hold with most of the gear was thankfully left safe. The van was locked, we specifically paid to park in a well lit lot with an attendant. When we came out 30 min later, attendant was gone, locks popped off, and belongings gone. Please if anyone in the area has any information email us at email@example.com. There have been many burglaries targeting band vehicles and clubs in the St Louis area, please repost/share and help spread the word so other traveling bands are more aware and alert of their surroundings and decision making.Mineral are currently on tour with Into It. Over It.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
A spooky pop punk tour is invading the eastern US featuring Florida's Rational Anthem and the UK's The Murderburgers. The Spooky Ghost Ectoplasm tour is still working out some tour dates but you can view the confirmed ones below.
Rational Anthem will be supporting their latest release Emotionally Unavailable while The Murderburgers will be supporting 2013's These Are Only Problems.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
The Dismemberment Plan are reissuing 2001's Change on vinyl. The J. Robbins-produced record has been out of print for several years but will see a release date of November 4, 2014 via Partisan Records. It will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl accompanied by a 12-page booklet. Vocalist Travis Morrison reflects on how the album came to be their last release before their break up:
Pre-orders are available here.
The Dismemberment Plan have three upcoming shows on the east coast. You can view them below as well as listen to "Time Bomb" off of the record.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Red Hot Rebellion have released a comic-themed lyric video for the track "Black Magic Dynamite" as part of Paper and Plastick's Story / Song series. You can download the four-song EP here, which is also accompanied by a comic.
You can click Read More to watch the video
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Beach Slang are streaming yet another song from their upcoming 7-inch Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street. The song is titled "Dirty Cigarettes" and can be found here courtesy of NPR.
Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street is due out September 30, 2014 via Tiny Engines. Pre-orders are available here.
Beach Slang will be heading out on tour with Cheap Girls beginning next month.
Posted by adam on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
On this special episode of the Punknews Podcast, we play our semi-annual Punx Points gameshow with three contestants: our returning champion, a new challenger from our audience and (because he's everywhere) Mr. Chris Farren of Fake Problems. Can our listeners best a real punk celebrity in a test of pure punk knowledge? Tune in to find out. Host John Gentile, scorekeeper Adam White, and judges Ricky Frankel and Mark Little preside.
We also chat about a number of recent punk happenings, from Scorsese's plans for a Ramones film to the new Restorations video to that big Don Giovanni Records Facebook flame war over Ben Weasel and Joe Queer. This episode also features music from M Section and Beach Day.
Click Read More to stream and/or download the show. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS or iTunes. We're also now featured on Stitcher, so grab their app for iOS or Android. As always, you can send us your feedback in the comments section or via e-mail.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Proto-punk legends The Pink Fairies have announced two shows in the UK. According to our sources, these are the first Pink Fairies shows in a number of years and the first Pink Fairies shows since the death of sometimes collaborator/sometimes member Mick Farren in July 2013.
The first show is Nov. 1, 2014 at The Exchange in Bristol. The second show is Nov,. 7, 2014 at Dingwalls in London. Punknews spoke to Pink Fairies founder Twink earlier this year. In related news, Twink is currently working on his newest album, Think Pink II, which is expected out in early 2015.
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