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Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene: '“Boyfriends”

Broken Social Scene released a music video for their track called "Boyfriends". The video was made out of gif videos by WhatGIFS, see below. The track is off of the band's newest studio album, Let’s Try The After - Vol 1, out now. Broken Social Scene will be playing a series of residencies in Montreal, Canada, Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Canada this spring and summer, see below.

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The Thermals

Hutch Harris of The Thermals guests on This Might Be a Podcast!

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Hutch Harris, solo artist formerly of indie/punk/ garage band The Thermals (Sub Pop, Kill Rock Stars, Saddle Creek) joins Greg on This Might Be a Podcast to talk about one of his favorite TMBG songs, "Dead" from the 1990 classic and platinum-selling album Flood. We ponder Linnell’s piano education and how he got so awesome, how this is essentially a solo track, and how despite being so stripped down, it manages to rock so hard. We also get a Thermals crash course and hear about Hutch’s new solo album Only Water.

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Check out the new track by The Murderburgers!

Check out the new track by The Murderburgers!

Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new track by The Murderburgers from Scotland!

"Pick A Knife, Any Knife" finds the band at the apex of their form. As always, they are propelled by the classic Ramones buzzsaw charge. On top of that, they drop vocals straight out of the '90s Gilman scene all while detailing a grisly knife wound. As always, they slip a humorously dark outlook in between the catchy chords: "Codeine doesn't make me as happy as you, but it'll have to do for tonight…"

What a Mess is out March 15 via Asian Man Records in the USA, Brassneck Records and Umlaut Records in the UK; and Waterslide Records in Japan!

Fraser Murderburger is currently finishing up a solo acoustic tour in the USA, after which the full band will be on tour with Get Married (indicated below with an *). Check out those dates and the new tune below, right now!

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Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire: “Familiar Drugs” and tour

Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire announced their first new track in over 9 years. The track is called "Familiar Drugs" and it will be available digitally and as a 7-inch record. The record is a single sided record with a laser-etched b-side.

The band have also announced they will be playing a few shows in this summer, See below to view the tour dates.

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Bonnavilles: "Better Part"

Bonnavilles: “Better Part”

We are pleased to being to you a Punknews Exclusive music video premiere for Toronto's Bonnavilles. The energetic five-piece skate punk band will be releasing their debut EP titled Back Alleys & Barstools sometime this month. We bring to you the music video for "Better Part", see below.

The band will be heading out on a few dates around Canada in late February and early March to support the release, see below.

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Tours
Burnt Tapes announce EU tour

Burnt Tapes announce EU tour

Starting tonight, London's Burnt Tapes will be heading out on a recently announced tour of the EU, capped off at the start and finish with dates in the UK. Burnt Tapes are touring in support of their upcoming debut LP, Never Better, which is due out February 22nd on Lockjaw Records and Wiretap Records.

You can check out the video for their song "Yuzi" off of the new album, as well as those tour dates, below.

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Vanity Phase - Photo by True Nature Media

Stream “Give and Take” from Toronto's Vanity Phase (Century Palm, Zebrassieres)

Toronto's Pleasence Records has announced the debut EP from Vanity Phase, the new electronic solo act from Andrew Payne. Payne most recently fronted the Deranged Records group Century Palm, and in the past played with bands like Zebrassieres, the Ketamines, and the Fun Funs. This new chapter finds Payne trading his guitar for synths and drawing on the askew pop weirdness of bands like DEVO, the Units, Gary Numan, and OMD. The EP, titled Unnatural Habits, arrives on March 1 digitally and as a cassette.

Punknews is thrilled today to debut a stream of the track "Give and Take." You can check it out below. This new material was recorded entirely in Payne's apartment, with mixing and production by Nyles Miszczyk.

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