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Navel Gazing May 28, 2017

Navel Gazing May 28, 2017

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!) 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: Leaving Las Vegas, United Artists

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Canadian music newsletter Some Party launches

Canadian music newsletter Some Party launches

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.

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Radar State: "Spinning Wheel"

Radar State: “Spinning Wheel”

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.

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The Ruby Shots: "Midnight Silhouette" (Punknews Exclusive)

The Ruby Shots: “Midnight Silhouette” (Punknews Exclusive)

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!

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Rodney Bingenheimer to end Rodney on the ROQ show

Rodney Bingenheimer to end Rodney on the ROQ show

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.

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Deep State:"Heavy Lunch" (Punknews Exclusive)

Deep State:“Heavy Lunch” (Punknews Exclusive)

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!

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Illustrations: 'Acts of God' (Punknews Exclusive)

Illustrations: 'Acts of God' (Punknews Exclusive)

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!

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