Tours: The Mob (USA)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EST)
Image Legendary anarcho-punkers The Mob are going on a short USA tour starting in April. You can click Read More for the dates.

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Interviews: James Graham (The Twilight Sad)

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EST)
The Twilight Sad The Twilight Sad have been plugging away for about a decade seeming almost autonomous in sound and aesthetic, progressing from the wistful, strained anthems of their first album, 2007's Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, through to their latest, Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, a masterstroke amalgamation of dark indie rock and cathartic post-punk. Plastering the covers of their releases with intricately drawn, morose scenes and sounding emotionally weathered and honest, they've been a model of consistency while developing their unique style. The band wrapped up a North American tour supporting fellow Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks last month. Brian Shultz sat down with the Twilight Sad frontman James Graham just after their set at the Boston, Massachusetts stop to chat about the record and more.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 228

Posted by adam on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM (EST)
Podcast On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, the last of our 2014 backlog, Adam White, John Gentile and Christopher Barrett (eventually) share some Joe Strummer memories on the anniversary of his death. We also discuss a handful of news stories including Jesse Michaels' weird video projects, a new song from The Sidekicks, Fucked Up's opera project, new music from Blacklisted and Devo concert footage.

This show features music from Toronto's Dilly Dally and Bloomington, IN's Eric Ayotte.

Click Read More to stream or download the show. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS (note we've got a new feed, so check your stuff if it hasn't automatically redirected), on iTunes or with the Stitcher app for iOS and Android. We love reading your mail on the show so send us your feedback via e-mail.

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New Review Update: January 22, 2015

Posted by adame on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image Adam E. here with four new reviews. Does anyone else remember when "Doug" moved from Nickelodeon to ABC in the mid-'90s and they changed Doug's voice. Why did they do that?

Anyway, today's reviews are:
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Media: Knuckle Puck: “Townsend”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EST)
Knuckle Puck Knuckle Puck have released a new track. The tune is called "Townsend" and it's off the reissue of their EP Don't Come Home. The release is out January 26, 2015 via Bad Timing records.

You can click Read More for the tune.

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Media: Venom: “Grinding Teeth”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Image Black metal legends Venom have released a new tune. It's called "Grinding Teeth" and it's off their new studio album "From The Very Depths", out January 27 via Spinefarm. Bassist/vocalist Conrad "Cronos" Lant said, "This album is perfect. All three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. Danté created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well. It's a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure black metal."

You can click Read More for the song.

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Implants announce new EP

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EST)
Image Implants have announced a new EP due out this summer via Cyber Tracks.
The album was produced by El Hefe of NOFX and Ryan Green. Strung Out's Chris Aiken plays bass on the recording. The band released From Chaos To Order in 2013.

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The Specials to release extensive set of reissues

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
The Specials The Specials have announced that they are going to release deluxe edition reissues of their albums The Specials, More Specials and In the Studio. The reissues will be out March 30, 2015 via 2 Tone Records/Warner Records. The releases have been curated by band member Jerry Dammers.

Each reissue is a two-disc set with rare tracks, b-sides and non-album singles. Full track lists have not yet been released.

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Pink Fairies recording new material

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Image UK Proto-punk legends the Pink Fairies are recording new material. On January 18, 2015, at Brighton Electric Studios, the band recorded three tunes for a new LP, including "Skeleton Army," "You Lied to Me" and "Naked Radio." The band plans to continue recording in March. The band currently includes Russell Hunter, Sandy Sanderson, Andy Colquhoun, Jaki Windmill and George Butler.

You can click Read More for the Pink Fairies classic "Between the Lines."

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The Sonics announce new LP, release single

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Image Legendary Garage rockers The Sonics have announced a new album. On March 31, 2015, the band will release This is the Sonics via their own Revox Records. It will be their first album since the band originally broke up in 1967 and includes original members Jerry Roslie on keyboards and vocals, Larry Parypa on guitar and vocals and Rob Lind on sax, harmonica and vocals. Newer members bassist Freddie Dennis (the Kingsmen, the Liverpool Five) and drummer Dusty Watson (Dick Dale, Agent Orange) join the group.

The band has released a new single supporting the album called "Bad Betty" and will start a tour in April. You can click read more for the tune and tour dates.

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Media: Marching Church: “Hungry for Love”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Image Marching Church, the band that features Elias Bender Rønnenfelt of Iceage and members of Lower, Puce Mary, Choir of Young Believers and Hand of Dust, has released a new track. The track, "Hungry for Love," is off of their upcoming album The World is Not Enough, due out March 31 via Sacred Bones.
Rønnenfelt stated:
"The whole month of writing and rehearsing and the one week we had in the studio was truly an explosion of ideas. Improvisation, something I have never worked with before, was crucial in the making of this album, considering the loose nature of the writing on some of these songs. The album works because of the band’s incredible ability of breathing life into these, at times, very simple ideas and experiments."

You can click Read More for the track.

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