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Posted by johng on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Today, Punknews is pleased to present the new EP by Basement Benders. The band's self-titled release is four shots of raw, ragged, pop punk. If you like the classic period of Lookout Records, you will like this.
The release is a combo release by Drunken Sailor Records and Dead Broke Rekerds. The release is out May 8, 2015 and you can pre-order here and here.
You can find the release on the band's Punknews.org Profile.
Posted by johng on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Today is May the Fourth and you know what that means! It's the day that we celebrate Jawbreaker's famed tune, "Sluttering (May 4th)!" (What, you didn't think we would reference some sci-fi movie or something? That would just be nerdy...)
So, to celebrate, we're streaming a new cover of the song by emo veterans Kid Brother Collective. The song is off the upcoming Jawbreaker tribute record What's the Score out on Save Your Generation Records. The comp includes covers of Jawbreaker jams by Ghost Thrower, Lawn Mower, Save Ends and more. The album is out June 23, 2015 (vinyl in late July) and you can pre-order it here.
In the meantime, you can hear KBC's cover below as well as see the track listing. May the Schwartz be with you.
Posted by johng on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Punknews is pleased to debut the new EP by World War IX. On the new release, they make it clear that they love booze and it's called If One of These Bottles Should Happen to Fall. The EP is five tracks of loud, energetic, sloppy punk where the band sings about getting wasted. Though, if you listen closely, the band seems to salute and decry the party lifestlye in the same breath... Also, they're releasing a comic book that coincides with the release! The EP is out May 12, 2015 and you can pre-order it here.
Meanwhile, you can stream the whole thing right now on their Punknews.org Profile. You can also download a preview of the comic book right here.
Punknews is excited to debut the new song from Baltimore, MD-based Noisem. The track is called "Replant and Repress" and finds the band tearing through two fierce minutes that are equal parts hardcore and thrash. The vocals are shredded. The riffs are twisted. The solo is straight up evil. This band is leading the pack in new, exciting, underground metal.
The track is off the upcoming Blossoming Decay LP due out June 6, 2015 on A389 Records. Pre-orders are here. Meanwhile, you can hear that mean new tune right here.
Punknews is pleased to debut the new track by The Briggs. The tune is called "Gridlocked" and it's off their upcoming self-titled EP, due out May 5, 2015. On the new track, the band declares that they're off on a "clean start" with an anthemic refrain. Speaking to Punknews, The band's Joey Larocca explained just how personal the song really is:
You can pre-order the new release here. Meanwhile, you can hear the new tune below.
Good Riddance is now streaming their new album Peace In Our Time in the US, Europe and Canada. You can click here to stream it in the US through Pandora or here to stream it in Europe through Visions.de or here to stream it in Canada through Exclaim.ca. Peace In Our Time is due out April 21, 2015 on Fat Wreck Chords.
Posted by adame on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Today's exclusive stream comes from Ontario-by-way-of-Newfoundland hardcore band Brutal Youth. On May 12, 2015, Say-10 Records will be reissuing the band's debut album, Spill Your Guts. The reissue is remastered and features new artwork and extra demo tracks.
You can pre-order the album here, and you can find the stream on the band's Punknews.org Profile.
Posted by johng on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Today Punknews is pleased to debut two of the four tracks from the upcoming Up For Nothing / Resolutions split 7-inch.
First, Up For Nothing turn in the revelrous "Faker," which, with its tight structure and bombastic delivery pays homage to Rancid and Off with Their Heads. (Related- a little birdy told us that Up For Nothing will be recording a new LP in May...) Then, Resolutions kick out "Non Shit Talker," a charging track that contrasts clean pop-punk lines against a gruff, back-of-the-throat singing. This is right up your alley, Punknews-ers.
The release is out May 11, 2015 but you can pre-order it at Swamp Cabbage Records (USA) and Homebound Records (EU).
You can find the two tracks here.
Posted by johng on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Punknews is mega-mega-mega excited for today's stream. Today, we're doing something that we've never done before. Today, we are streaming an unreleased, unissued, unknown album recorded by the Flames in 1980. This is literally the first time the public has ever heard this long lost gem. (And really, this is a long lost gem!)
This record blends jumpy power-pop with the snappiness of early new wave with the edgy lyrics of first wave punk. Just look at some of these titles: "Stabbed to Death," "Contaminated," "Menage a Trois."
If you've been following the Punknews podcast, you'll know that the reason we came across this record was that editor John G found a copy in the bargain bin in a used record store. There was absolutely no record of this album anywhere on the internet. If you are a punk connoisseur, you know how rare that is in this age of mass documentation.
BUT, on the back of the record was a phone number (no area code) written in magic marker. Above it was the name "Michael J. Richards," the guy credited as vocalist and guitarist on the album. The result was a literal one-in-a-million shot in tracking down Richards. The story of this record's re-discovery is nearly as fascinating as the record itself. (And it's a fascinating record, mind you!)
So, for the first time in the existence of man, you, the public can hear the entirety of 1980's The Flames right here. Meanwhile, you can click read more for an extensive history of how this record came (not) to be by John Gentile.
Posted by johng on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Punknews is mega-excited to stream the brand new split 7-inch EP by Plow United and The Headies. This extended play kicks!
West Chester's Plow United blast out two ragged, bombastic, compact punk anthems, one of which is about how awesome Dungeons and Dragons is. Then, Wilmington's The Headies rip through three pop-punk snappers. There's a little '90s Lookout styling here and a little Joey Ramone there. You can thank Route 202 for uniting these two East Coast champions. (Also, if you're cruising down that way, be sure to stop at Jimmy John's Hot Dogs).
The release is out soon on Self Aware Records and you can pre-order here. Meanwhile, you can hear the whole thing below, right now.
Punknews is thrilled and honored to debut the first taste of the new Night Birds album. As you know, the band is currently working on their next LP, due out this year on Fat Wreck Chords. Well, they've sent us a track from new release. Frontman Brian Gorsegner spoke to Punknews:
You can find the new track on the band's Punknews.org Profile
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