Sad Park have announced that they will be releasing an album. The album is called It's All Over and will be out September 24 via Lauren Records. The band have also released a music video for their first single "Nothing Ever". The video was directed by Johnii Barbarino. Sad Park released SLEEP in 2018. Check out the video and tracklist below.
Americana punks 500 Miles To Memphis just released an Punknews Exclusive premiere track called "Drop Out", see below. The release is off of their upcoming new album, Hard To Love, out on October 22, 2021. The band will be hosting a release party on October 23rd at Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY to celebrate the release of the album.
Meet Me @ The Altar have released a video for their new song "Brighter Days (Are Before Us)". The video was directed by Sydney Ostrander. The song is off their upcoming EP Model Citizen due out August 13 via Fueled By Ramen Records. They will be touring the US this summer and fall. Meet Me @ The Altar released Bigger Than Me in 2019. Check out the song below.
Atlanta based cabaret rock band Sarah and the Safe Word have released a new single. The song is called "Lost Ring On Riverside" and is available digitally via Take This to Heart Records. Sarah and the Safe Word released Good Gracious, Bad People! in 2020. Check out the song below.
9th & Walnut
Serpent & Spirit
The Dark Parade
Let Me Downs
Tacoma is for Lovers
Hardcore Zorn [EP]
Dead Man's Party [7-inch]
Unscrew My Head
...And Their Paradise is Full of Snakes
Turnstile Love Connection
Morbid Despotic Ritual
First Blood Match
On August 20, Pinkus will release his new banjo album, Fungus Shui. While the album is firmly rooted in the sounds of back country Appalachia, in true Pinkus style, that ye olde instrument is warped into psychedeliac, and oft sinister, fields.
For instance, in the video for "Woke Up Dead," Pinkus laments about facing the end while dismembered hands, butterflies, and abstract heads. Just watch it.
Pinkus spoke about the tune: "A lotta folks sing about wakin up with the blues. I took it a step further with a lil’ country blues jam called ‘Woke Up Dead’." Producer Josh Bishop added: "Maxwell Sabastian captured that thing that goes on forever, that thing there are no words for… His interpretation is a beautiful celebration of this thing. I’m so very grateful for his mind and talents!"
Yiu can pick up the album at Shimmy Disc and you can watch the video below, right now!
Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has passed away. He was 72 and passed in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas. No cause of death has been revealed. Last week Dusty Hill had to drop off ZZ Top's ongoing tour due to hip issues. Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard have released a statement which reads,
We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top'. We will forever be connected to that "Blues Shuffle in C.
You will be missed greatly, amigo.
Frank & Billy
Dusty Hill joined ZZ Top in 1970 and played on all of the band's albums, the last of which was La Futura in 2012. Along with bass, Dusty Hill also contributed to keyboards and backing and lead vocals. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. ZZ Top announced that they will be continuing the tour with guitar tech Elwood Francis on bass and will be continuing the band in accordance with Dusty Hill's wishes. We send our condolences to Dusty Hill's family, friends, and fans.
Angels and Airwaves have released a music video for their new song "Losing My Mind". The song is off their upcoming album Lifeforms out September 24 via Rise Records. The band are touring the US this fall. Angels and Airwaves released The Dream Walker in 2014. Check out the video below.
The Bronx have released a new song. The song is called "Mexican Summer" and is off their upcoming album BRONX VI out August 27 via Cooking Vinyl. The band will be touring with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys this summer and the UK with Every Time I Die, Jesus Piece, and Sanction in 2022. The Bronx released V in 2017. Check out the song below.
We’re psyched to premiere Stand Still’s live set at Silver Bullet Studios in Burlington, Connecticut.
The live session, recorded and mixed by Gregory Thomas and Chris Teti at Silver Bullet, showcases songs from Stand Still’s debut EP, “A Practice In Patience,” which is out now on DAZE/NEW MORALITY ZINE. The video production for the set was handled by Anthony Pasini who worked on the band’s music video for the song “Satellites.”
Originally recorded during the COVID lockdown, Stand Still wanted to offer their new songs with a live feel as best they could under those conditions. Even with shows back and the band gaining slots on a lot of great bills, they wanted this live set to see the light of day. The four-song set also includes a fun cover of The Movielife’s “Scary.”
As per an instagram post, Brian Gorsegner of Night Birds is working on a new band/project. As per an instagram post, with the picture taken by Mike Hunchback, the band is writing songs and rehearsing. The new group follows Character Actor, a band Gorsegner had with Jeff Schroeck of The Ergs! and Evan Kiel ofForward to Death.
On instagram, Gorsegner stated: "Currently arguing about which Chris Elliott reference to name our band after, but having a strong feeling this band is going to rule. "
Snuff are now in the studio and laying down new recordings. The band stated via Facebook: "We have started recording a new record today! At Perry Vale Studios in sarf London. Cor blimey!" The band last released Wrath of Thoth [EP] in 2020. You can see the post below.
Dooms Children, the band made up of Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire, Daniel Romano, Pat Bennett, and Ian Romano, have announced that they will be releasing an album. The album is self-titled and will be out October 20 via Dine Alone Records. The band have also released a video for their new song "Psyche Hospital Blues". The video was directed by Mitch Barnes. Dooms Children released their first single "Flower Moon" in May. Check out the video and tracklist below.
Two new episodes of the Punknews Podcast are now up! In bonus episode #550.5 Sam and John are joined by Ricky to talk about Record Store Day part two. A story of a Record Store Day miracle is told.
Episode #551 returns to the news with Hallie, Em, Sam, and John talking about the new Linda Lindas single, the new Jackass trailer, Henry Rollins' new commercial, shooting Ramones records into space, and creepy vibes. Songs by Koyo, Miesha and the Spanks, and The Humpers are played. Listen to both episodes below.