Punknews is proud to premiere a new track from Winter Break's upcoming album. The song is called "Altar Boy" and will appear on the band's self-titled record, which is out on May 19, 2015. The record is a split release between Asian Man Records and Lauren Records. You can pre-order the album here and here, or order the cassette version here.
You can click Read More to hear the song.
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Posted by johng on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Today, Punknews is excited to announce a new contest! Paper + Plastick have just announced their Summer Sampler 2015, which includes tracks by Brutal Youth, Dwayne, Junior Battles, After the Fall and more! You can get the whole thing for FREE right here.
To coincide with the release, P+P is giving away a free copy of the new Brutal Youth 7-inch, Bottoming Out . To enter, all you have to do us e-mail email@example.com and we'll randomly pick one winner. If you win, you'll have that kick ass record shipped right up to your door. (P.S. Sorry, contest not open to people who live in Quebec).
Meanwhile, you can stream the entire sampler below. Check it out!
Against Me! posted an animated video for their song "Two Coffins." The song is off of their latest release Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
You can click Read More for the video.
After maintaining a relatively low profile, Napster-era boogeyman the RIAA is still around and just filed a lawsuit against MP3Skull.to in Southern Florida.
The site is quite clear that it doesn't host or share music itself, but links to other sites, meaning that the RIAA is probably hoping to test the long-standing precedent that linking to copyrighted material is not infringement.
The site has been banned in the UK, because the UK believes that banning stuff on the internet is a thing. At the same time, now many, many people who hadn't heard of MP3Skull are aware of it, a phenomenon that Barbra Streisand could probably explain to you.
It's a far cry from when the trade organization asked for sweeping powers that would allow them to shut down entire websites even those outside the US jurisdiction.
Tom DeLonge is streaming his new album. It's calledTo the Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends and will be out April 21, 2015. The album is being released in conjunction with a t-shirt, lithograph, and other items. You can click Read More to hear the album.
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Montreal's Miracles have announced a European tour this summer. The band includes of Hugo Mudie and Fred Jacques of The Sainte Catherines. You can click Read More for the dates.
Mercury Girls, the new band featuring Grace Scott, Julia MacKinnon, Mike Grdosic and Fucked Up's Jonah Falco have released a new demo. It's simply titled Demo 2015. You can hear it below.
The Fest has announced the first wave of bands for Fest 14. The three-day festival takes place in Gainesville, Florida from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015.
Acts scheduled to appear this year include Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, The Copyrights, The Jazz June, Beach Slang, Banner Pilot, Chumped, Chris Farren, Kepi Ghoulie, Night Birds and a whole bunch more.
To see the full list of bands announced and get all the rest of the details, go here.
...ah-cough... cough... cough... Happy 4/20, maaaan. Where do you stand on toking? Do you long for the bong like Sleep, Connoisseur and Damian Abraham? Or are you anti-green and in the straight edge scene like Bane, Earth Crisis and XTRMST?
Contemplate that with today's smoky reviews:
Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by johng on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
Squirtgun has reformed with their original lineup. Mass Giorgini, Dan Lumley, Flav Giorgini and vocalist Matt Hart will be playing a few shows to celebrate their 20th anniversary. You can see the tour dates below.
Patti Smith has announced a new book. The book is the follow up to her Just Kids memoir. The book will be called M Train and will be out October 6, 2015. According to Rolling Stone: "The new book, M Train, will present what her publisher has described as a journey through 18 'stations,' as she writes about various turning points in her life. The memoir, which is due out October 6th, will also contain black-and-white Polaroids that the singer-songwriter took herself."
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