Longtime Punknews.org contributor Adam White has launched a new project called Some Party. A weekly newsletter, Some Party will explore independent Canadian rock'n'roll (including a lot of punk rock) and curate a list of new songs, videos, interviews, and other happenings you may have missed. Adam describes it as "A sober second thought on new music, cool records, and the people making their own culture." The project's introduction and first missive talks about the new record from Daniel Romano (ex-Attack in Black) and the death of Freddy Pompeii of notorious early Toronto punk band The Viletones while sharing links to new media from Needles//Pins, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Soupcans and more. You can check it out and sign up for the list at SomeParty.ca.Read more
The record is titled Slime and Punishment and is due out June 23, 2017 on Nuclear Blast Municipal Waste have released a new track. It's called "Slime and Punishment." Their album of the same name is out June 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the new song below.Read more
Every 50 episodes of the Punknews Podcast we try something special, and for episode 350 we tried to pack as many interviews into the show as we could. This episode features chats with bands, labels, record stores, and people behind the scenes. That includes Western Addiction, Screaming Females, Natterers, Burger Records, Tsunami Bomb, Crazy and the Brains, Jupiter Records, Chotto Ghetto, and punk rock PR mastermind Melanie Kaye. Check it out below.Read more
Jeromes Dream / Orchid
Jeromes Dream / Orchid [10-inch]
Hold It Down
Ten Foot Pole
Speak Squeak Creak
Of Human Bondage
There's No Way We're Gonna Fit In
Bong Mountain/The Eradicator
Live in Grand Rapids
California: Deluxe Edition
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Shake The Shudder
Brooklyn Vegan have premiered a track by Kansas City's Radar State. The track is called "Spinning Wheel" and it will be released on a self-titled debut EP. Radar State is a super emo/indie rock band consisting of Matt Pryor and Jim Suptic of The Get Up Kids, Josh Berwanger of The Anniversary and Adam Phillips of The Architects and The Gadjits. Pre-order for the EP is available now, you can click here to pre-order the EP. Click here to listen to the new track.Read more
Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by The Ruby Shots.
"Midnight Silhouette" walks an interesting line between bands like the White Strips and Siouxsie Sioux. While a sharp, hard hitting rhythm propels the track, vocalist Mia Bergstrom adds a touch of early goth theatrics along with a slightly sinister vibe.
The band's new EP is out May 30 and you can pick it up right here. Meanwhile, check out "Midnight Silhouette" below right now!Read more
Yesterday, famed LA DJ Rodney Bingenheimer stated that he is ending his Rodney on the Roq show after 40 years. His last show will be midnight to 3 a.m. PT on Monday, June 5. Bingenheimer did not give a reason for ending the program. However, in a release he stated, “I may be done with KROQ, but I am not retiring. I hope you continue to join me on that journey. I have the greatest fans of all time and you’ve made my time at KROQ a fantastic one.” Bingenheimer started his show in August 1976 and was one of the first DJs to play punk and new wave on his program. Throughout his career, Bingenheimer released numerous compilations which featured up and coming punk and new wave acts and launched the careers of several bands.Read more
Noisey has premiered The Smith Street Band's video for their song "Shine." It is a recreation of AC/DC's music video for "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll). "Shine" can be found on the band's latest album More Scared of You Than You Are of Me , which came out in 2017 via Side One Dummy Records. You can watch the video below.Read more
Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Deep State.
"Heavy Lunch" is a high energy rocker that feels akin to the maxed out, lo-fi sprints of Wavves and Fidlar. Meanwhile, the video, directed by Ethan Payne, features a man dancing through Atlanta, refusing to bow to his surroundings, and instead, doing what he wants to do, where he wants to do it.
Speaking to Punknews about the track, guitarist Taylor Chmura said, “The song is about having a war within yourself and it amounting to a minor ego death. The video is a wonderful expression of turning that internal chaos into a powerful physical expression."
Get the band's new album riht here and check out their cool new video below!Read more
Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new album by Illustrations/
Acts of God is one mean record. The band takes the propulsive stomp of hardcore punk and then adds some brute force via black metal riffs. When people think of crossover, they usually think of punk bands going metal, but this record goes the opposite direction and it kicks.
The album is out tomorrow and you can pre-order it right here. Meanwhile, check out the whole thing below right now!Read more
Ten Foot Pole has premiered a new song over at New Noise. The track is called “I Don’t Want To Go” and you can click here to listen to the track. The song is off of their upcoming album called Setlist. Setlist is due out May 26, 2017 on Cyber Tracks. Pre-order is now available, you can click here to pre-order the new record.Read more
Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new track by Record Street.
"Smart Dressed Casual" walks an interesting line between Elvis Costello and Sonny Vincent. The band retains that core power-pop sensibility, but the whole thing is injected with straight New York blues-punk swagger.
Speaking to Punknews, the band's Lewis Bannister said "This song is basically an interest of ours and how we like to dress- 'casuals' also describe a certain style of music. It also refers back to the mod revival back in 1970s."
The track is off their upcoming EP Number 6. Check out the new tune below, right now.Read more