Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankeland I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week: Photo Credit: John Paul Allen / PunkWorldViews.comRead more
Last night, Rats in the Wall first show with a new lineup at the Slidebar. Singer Eva Hall has left the band. Meanwhile, Sara Gregory of Entry is now on vocals and Matt Craig of Headwind is on guitar. See video of the show below. The band released Warbound [EP] earlier this year.Read more
Vancouver post punks Dumb have shared a video for 'Hard Sea', taken from their upcoming LP Seeing Green due out on June 22nd. The record was produced by Jordan Koop who has worked with the likes of Wolf Parade, You Say Party and The Courtneys and is their first since joining iconic Canadian label Mint Records. Check out the video for 'Hard Sea' below.Read more
Live in Philadelphia
Recorded Songs [EP]
I Wanna Be Well [book]
Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Opening Fire: 2008-2014
Everybody Listens To The Ramones Even My Mom
When Thieves Are About
We're Literally Almost There
Today, Punknews is THRILLED to debut the new single by The Darts!
The Darts are a straight-up fierce-as-hell garage punk band that takes the fuzzed out crush of the Nuggets comp and inject a shot of Riot Grrrl perspective. Plus, they have a keyboard that would fit right at home in a haunted house. They're releasing a new single on the legendary Alternative Tentacles label this summer and on the 7-incher's two new tracks, the band gets down and dark and trippy and psyched-out and mean. This release is a smasher.
Speaking to Punknews, guitarist Michelle Balderrama said,"Subsonic Dream is a song I wrote about how powerful our minds can be - about being able to overcome our worst fears and things that have held us back in life. It's about breathing freedom." Vocalist Nicole Laurenne added,"We all fell in love with this song instantly when Michelle sent it to us. The riff is so memorable, and the harmonies are so delicious. We're psyched that Jello likes it as much as we do.”
You can pre-order the new single right here! Meanwhile, you can check out the tracks below, right now!Read more
We're thrilled to debut a new song and video from Toronto punk act SAGO just hours before their big show at the Bovine Sex Club tonight. The band's shared their new video for the song "Squealer" with us. Bassist Mike Crossley described the track to us as being "about a rigged voting system and the distracting puppet show that is modern politics." It's one of the shortest from their upcoming ten song full-length Flood Island, a heavy hardcore punk record with a social and environmentally conscious message. It was recorded with Ryan Cox (Jon Creeden, School Damage) and is due this summer.Read more
Vans have announced the lineups to their House of Vans summer shows in Brooklyn and Chicago, see below for the full list. This year will be the final summer series for the Brooklyn location. The parties will include performances from Dead Milkmen, Slowdive, Against Me!. Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise and much more. For more information on the shows, you can click here.Read more
Springfield, Illinois punk band Hospital Job released a new track called "Mount Rushmore" over at New Noise. The track will be off of their upcoming new album titled Haze Like Me. Haze Like Me will be out in July through Rad Girlfriend Records. The band is on tour, see below to view the dates.Read more
New Jersey three-piece punk band Aspiga will be releasing a collections LP through A-F Records this fall. The collection is called Dragged Through the Years and it will contain three new tracks and some remixed songs that were previously released digitally or on 7-inches. The collection will be available on vinyl and digitally on September 7th, 2018. The band will be playing in Philadelphia on May 22nd with Kali Masi and Steveo and The Crippling Addictions and this fall at Gainesville The Fest, see below.Read more
Canadian punk icons D.O.A. have released a video for 'You Need An Ass Kickin' Right Now', a track taken from their latest full length Fight Back, released earlier this month via longtime label Sudden Death Records.
The band are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018 and in classic D.O.A. style, they are spending a lot of it out on the road in support of the new record. Check out details of the 'Fight Back' tour below.Read more
James Williamson & the Pink Hearts, the new band featuring former Stooges guitarist James Williamson have premiered their debut video 'Riot on the Strip'. The track will feature on the band's upcoming full length Behind The Shade due for release on June 22nd via Leopard Lady Records.Read more