Kansas Bible Company: "Oh, Michael" (Punknews Exclusive)

Kansas Bible Company: “Oh, Michael” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut a new track by Kansas Bible Company!

"Oh, Michael" weaves the (previously unknown) line between new wave and garage rock. The band rips out those famously snappy guitar lines heard on Cars and Blondie Records, but they juice the whole thing up with some dirty garage rock energy and recklessness. Let's face it- new wave and garage rock are well worn territories, but by smashing them together, this band is making something pretty fresh.

"Oh, Michael" is off the band's upcoming album, Paper Moon, out June 3 on Hotel Records. You can pre-order here and you can check out the new song below, right now.

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Piffbreak Arcade: "The Bad Guy"

Piffbreak Arcade: “The Bad Guy”

Piffbreak Arcade have released a new video. It's for their song titled "The Bad Guy." The song is off their upcoming ep, Love The Bad Guy, due out June 11th. See the video below.

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Today is Memorial Day...

Today is Memorial Day…

It's memorial day here in the states, so we'll be on a relaxed schedule. We'll have a few news stories, a cool song premiere, and some reviews. We'll be back in full force tomorrow.

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Daniel Romano

Daniel Romano releases surprise new punk record as Ancient Shapes

This past Friday saw the release of Daniel Romano's new LP Mosey, the next round in the prolific Welland, Ontario musician's exploration of classic country and psychedelia. As a simultaneous surprise release, Romano also unveiled a second new full length on Friday under the moniker Ancient Shapes. The press release for the album references both Television and the Buzzcocks, which should be more than enough to pique the curiosity of fans from Romano's early days in punk and hardcore when he fronted Attack in Black. You can stream the record over at BandCamp and pick up the 12" via You've Changed Records.

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Navel Gazing May 29, 2016

Navel Gazing May 29, 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel coming to you from Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, Nevada 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: Fear And Loathing Las Vegas, Rhino Films

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The Falcon

Brendan Kelly and The Falcon fly west

2016 has been pretty big year for Brendan Kelly. So far it has been filled with a bunch of “firsts” and it’s about to become more hectic, too. The first Falcon record in ten years, Gather Up The Chaps was released on Red Scare in March. And now that the long awaited record has finally graced our record players (or iPhones or streaming apps or cassette players or floppy disk drives or whatever the fuck), the time has come for the band to head out and do some proper touring for the first time in a long time. They played their first Groezrock show, but The Falcon will be going on their very first west coast tour in July as well as playing Punk Rock Bowling Asbury Park in June (SEE TOUR DATES BELOW!). So Punknews editor Ricky Frankel caught up with Brendan to talk about the upcoming tour, the new album, David Hasslehoff, his Twitter endeavors, that famous interview he did on The Daily Show and much more.

Photo Credit: Greg Pallante

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Podcast
Best Midwestern - Episode 32 - Midwestern Moonage Daydream

Best Midwestern - Episode 32 - Midwestern Moonage Daydream

On this episode of the Best Midwestern podcast, Greg flies solo as Scott takes care of some family business. It's Battle of the Midwest Bowie Heads at a May 22nd show, as Greg's David Bowie tribute, The Band Who Fell to Earth, takes on fellow Lafayette, IN band Popular Ego who perform The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars in it's entirety. Many live clips in 20-some minutes, so enjoy a quick trip to outer space via Indiana.

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Candy Hearts

Candy Hearts singer accuses tour manager of assault, tour manager denies

A few days ago, Candy Hearts frontwoman Mariel Loveland accused former tour manager Zach Chad of abusing her. Yesterday, Chad denied the allegations entirely. Today, Loveland also responded to the denial. The accusations of abuse involved the throwing of a bag as well as alleged emotional abuse. There's a lot involved between the accusations, so we will refer you to: 1) Loveland's original accusations; 2) Chad's denial of the accusations; 3) Loveland's reply to the denial.

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