Check out the new Christmas single by Jr Juggernaut!

Check out the new Christmas single by Jr Juggernaut!

Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new single by Jr Juggernaut!

On "X-mas" for everyone, the band takes a decidedly refreshing look at the Holiday. Instead of regurgitating some cheesy pop-punk version of a standard, and instead of doing the knee-jerk punk reaction and saying "Christmas is stupid!", the band argues that the Holiday's core values are caring and compassion. They then argue that the Religious aspect is nearly arbitrary and that the Holiday should be a time of good cheer for all.

The band's Mike Williamson spoke to Punknews about the single: ""Xmas is for Everyone' is an original song I wrote about the ubiquity of the holiday, and how I feel it's a great time to bring people together - regardless of their beliefs. The B-Side of the single is a fuzzed out deconstruction of 'Silent Night', complete with audio clips from an infamous movie monologue in my favorite Christmas movie."

You can pick up the digital version of the single here, an extremely limited lathe cut will be released Black Friday, and you can hear the whole thing below, right now!

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Crazy and the Brains

Check out the new album by Crazy & the Brains!

Today, we are THRILLED to debut the new album by Crazy and the Brains!

Into the Ugly is out next Friday and straight up, it is the band's best album yet. They're still anchored by the earliest New York punk rock- some New York Dolls licks here, some Patti Smith surrealism there, and and some straight up Ramones-style smashing everywhere. But, the new release really does feel like a breakthrough. While they've always reveled in a freewheeling John Waters-meets-Richard Hell aesthetic, the new album finds them keeping that shell intact while diving deeper down. There are moments on Into the Ugly where the band pulls back on their rampaging xylophone charge and reveal a sensitive, perhaps melancholy core- and these moments are truly moving. And of course, they still maintain their other ideal which is furious, flying, freaky weirdo punk rock. It's good, man.

You can pick up the new LP right here and hear the whole thing below, right now! (The band is also touring with Leftover Crack real soon, too).

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Exclusive Videos
Original Sharks: "He's Hershey"

Original Sharks: “He's Hershey”

We are thrilled to bring to you a Punknews Exclusive premiere of New York based punk band Original Sharks. The band created a new video for their track "He's Hershey". The track is the sixth track off of their 2017 EP called Hundred Grand to the Man. The band will be opening for A Wilhelm Scream, Shellshag and Taking Meds in Brooklyn, NY on December 7th, 2018 at Kingsland. See below to check out the new video and a quote from the band.

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Festivals & Events
Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly Cruise lineup announced

The first wave of bands that will be performing at Flogging Molly's 2019 Salty Dog Cruise has been announced. Along with Flogging Molly, the list includes Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Stiff Little Fingers, Hepcat, Mariachi El Bronx, Face to Face, and Pounded By The Surf. More bands will be announced later on. The event will take place on November 8, 2019 - November 12, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Key West, and Coco Cay.

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Jonathan Richman streams new album, to tour in 2019

Jonathan Richman streams new album, to tour in 2019

Jonathan Richman is now streaming his new album SA. You can check it out below. The album was Co-Produced by: Jonathan Richman, former Modern Lovers member Jerry Harrison, and Nicole Montalbano, who recorded early demos for the modern Lovers. It also includes longtime drummer Tommy Larkins. Richman is also going on a short tour in early 2019. See those dates below, as well.

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Redd Kross

Redd Kross to reissue two albums

Redd Kross is going to reissue two of their classic albums. On December 7, Merge Records will re-released Teen Babes from Monsanto and Hot Issue. Teen Babes is in the "version especial" incarnation, which means it has a bunch of extra tracks. Hot Issue is a compilation of hits and rarities recorded by the band in Hollywood between 1980 and 2007.

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OFF! joins Speed of Wizard tour for three shows

OFF! joins Speed of Wizard tour for three shows

Recently, High on Fire had to drop of the Speed of the Wizard tour, co-headlined by Municipal Waste, because singer Matt Pike had to get a partial toe amputation. Various bands have been joining the tour in a modified form, with Nuclear Assault recently playing their first show in a year in Brooklyn. The West Coast leg is in for a treat. OFF! will be joing Municpal Waste, as well as Toxic Holocaust and The Haunt for the Berkeley November 24 show, the San Diego November 25 show, and the Santa Ana November 26 show.

Commenting on the tour's flyer, OFF! singer Keith Morris stated, "We're playing 3 shows with our friends, MUNICIPAL WASTE in Berkley, San Diego and behind the Orange Curtain in a couple of weeks. I have no idea as to which members of any of these bands will be doing crystal meth with the Wizard. Your guess is as good as mine!"

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