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Navel Gazing January 22, 2017

Navel Gazing January 22, 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing (GOING ONE YEAR STRONG SINCE BRINGING IT BACK!): your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel and 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: SCL Punk!, Beyond Films

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Jack White

Jack White to open vinyl pressing plant

Jack White has announced plans to open a vinyl pressing plant through his Third Man Records. The facility will be in the Cass Corridor section of Detroit and will have a staff of 50 workers. The facility opens February 25 and will feature a grand opening to the public. Exclusive and rare vinyl will be sold.

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Slightly Stoopid

Slightly Stoopid to produce $7,000 weed-based record

As pointed out by the Billboard, Slightly Stoopid have produced two prototypes for a weed based record, with plans for a final version. The protoype records each were made from $6,000 of Bubble Hash instead of the usual material used in vinyl records. That material was then pressed into a "playable" record in a $1,000 process. As Billboard notes, the sound quality is questionable, though the record does actually play. The band stated that, once they make the finished "product," they plan to use it to "bring awareness to [marijuana] legalization.”

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Feb. 7 proclaimed Clash Day in Washington, "Nick Jones" named as guitarist

Feb. 7 proclaimed Clash Day in Washington, “Nick Jones” named as guitarist

Two days ago, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee named February 7, 2017 "Clash Day" for the state of Washington. Inslee cited the band playing the Paramount theatre in Seattle, Washington as the basis for the Proclamation. Band members named in the proclamation included Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, and curiously, "Nick Jones." Clash Day appears to be a one-day event and not an annual celebration. Hear one of Nick Jones' songs below.

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Sinners Sinners: "Last Drop" (Punknews Exclusive)

Sinners Sinners: “Last Drop” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new video by Sinners Sinners.

Sinners Sinners take the hard smash of 90s post-punk and set the thing into motion with some classic garage rock energy. There is also a spooky haunted-house style keyboard, which makes the song even creepier.

Speaking to Punknews, frontman Steve Thill said, "Last Drop,' is inspired by a French saying 'la goutte d'eau qui fait déborder le vase' which means, 'the drop of water that made the vase overflow.' Similar to how Americans say 'the last straw' or 'the straw that broke the camel’s back.' Growing up in France, we've been surrounded by alcohol and started drinking at a very early age. You can drink beer or wine in a bar at 16 and hard liquor at 18, and since there wasn't any carding going on at our time, we started at 12. Alcoholism in our county is a huge problem so we've always been surrounded by addictions, and as you get older, you start realizing no matter how sober you think you are, there's always something to replace the booze or the drug in your life."

You can pre-order the band's new album, Optimism Disorder here and here! They're also playing LA on Sunday and you can get tickets here. Meanwhile, check out "Last Drop" below, right now!

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