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Navel Gazing for June 26, 2022

Welcome to Navel Gazing, the Punknews.org commenter community's weekly symposium, therapy session, and back-alley knife-fight. Chime in below with your latest playlists, record store finds, online time wasters, and site feedback.

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Podcast
Listen to Punknews Podcast #599!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #599!

Episode #599 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode Em and John talk about the commercial for the mysterious new company (?) called "Brick", Doki Doki's debut song, THICK's upcoming album and tour, Dropkick Murphys covering Woody Guthrie, the D.O.C. and Fat Mike's combo track, and the cancellation of John Hinckley Jr.'s shows. Tianna Esperanza's new video, poker, Steve Albini, NFTs, augmented reality, and much more are also discussed. Listen to the episode below!

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Epitaph Music
Jesus H. Chris (Propagandhi) quietly releases Patreon-exclusive tracks on streaming

Jesus H. Chris (Propagandhi) quietly releases Patreon-exclusive tracks on streaming

Jesus H. Chris aka Chris Hannah of Propagandhi quietly released A Catastrophic Break with Consensus Reality last week to streaming services. The collection was previous only available to supporters of his Patreon. The 9-tracks includes dramatically reworked Propagandhi songs, SNFU covers, a collaboration with former Propagandhi guitarist David Guillas and more.

You can find it on Apple Music, Spotify or stream it via YouTube.

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Lagwagon

Lagwagon postpone UK tour

Lagwagon has postponed their UK tour, scheduled to start Sunday in London. They issued the following statement:

Lagwagon regrets to announce that we will not be able to make our upcoming U.K. shows. Our singer Joey has experienced ongoing issues with his voice. As fucked up as this sounds, after years of being unable to tour (due to a pandemic), we cannot continue. We are going to have to postpone the U.K. shows and allow Joey to return home to meet with his doctors. We promise we will make amends and most certainly return as soon as we can reschedule. We will do our very best to make tomorrow's final performance in Hamburg happen before we fly home - please sing extra loud with us!

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Bad Religion's Greg Graffin to release new book

Bad Religion's Greg Graffin to release new book

Greg Graffin of Bad Religion will be releasing a new book. It is called Punk Paradox and will be out November 8 via Hachette Books. The book is described as,

A historical memoir and cultural criticism of punk rock’s evolution […] Punk Paradox is Graffin's life narrative before and during L.A. punk's early years, detailing his observations on the genre's explosive growth and his band's steady rise in importance.

Greg Graffin released his most recent book Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence in 2015 and Bad Religion released their biography Do What You Want in 2020.

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Check out the new track by Middle-Aged Queers!

Check out the new track by Middle-Aged Queers!

Today, we are psyched to debut the new track by Middle-Aged Queers!

Miidle-Aged Queers is the newish band composed of a bunch of LGBTA people that are middle aged that also rock that are also pretty funny. Check out the lead single to their upcoming sophomore album. Not only is the cover yet ANOTHER reference to Motley Crue, but "Knot Circus" blasts forward with some classic, jagged punk power. The tune twists and turns and, while it is a smasher, it actually asks a very tough question- in policing public bad behavior, are we all holding ourselves accountable, or are we all just a bunch of stool pigoens?

Speaking to Punknews, the band's Shaun Osburn said:

Most of the songs on this album were written in the initial lockdown period of Covid-19 and take a much darker approach than our first album; ‘Knot Circus’ is no exception. The song explores the phenomenon of catching people in their worst behavior while questioning if we, the public, are becoming a surveillance state. An interesting change of pace for a band that historically written primarily gay content.

You can check out the new tune below.

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TWENTY2: "Underneath"

TWENTY2: “Underneath”

Montreal based Twenty2 have released a new song called "Underneath". The song is off their upcoming album Dismissed that features Luke Pabich and Sean Sellers of Good Riddance. It will be out July 22 via Thousand Island Records. Twenty2 released Nice Knowin' Ya in 2018. Check out the song below.

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