This week we'll be following up the Top 100 Albums of 2010-2019 with interviews with each participant, where we discuss their personal #1 picks of the decade. Today is the last of the interviews. I hope you enjoyed getting a little bit more insight into the minds of (some) of the PN staffers. We'll see you all again in ten years!
Punknews is excited to help you start your weekend off right with the new single by Santa Anna, CA's Apathy Cycle! Presented as a lyric video, "Premium Healthcare" comes off of the band's upcoming self-titled LP, which is due out April 24th via Tent City Records.
Featuring a potent mixture of melodic, skate, and thrash punk; along with a whole lot of sing/shout-alongs, this is a must for fans of Good Riddance, Propagandhi, and those who like their social commentary presented as fast and awesome as possible.
You can check out the video below.
you'll be fine
The Suicide Machines
Tony Fly Tames The Sky
The Fallen Crimson
Painting Words Into Lines
Choice to Make
We're continuing our Lockdown Freakout series where we bring live shows to your laptop to keep you from bugging out during the Coronavirus Quarantine!
You can check it out right here! or just watch it below, right now!
Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves has reactivated his Candy Now! project. The project has just released a new track called "Hear Me Knockin'" and it features vocals by Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays. The group issued a short statement: "This song is dedicated to the front line medical workers who are out there helping people right now. Thank you for your sacrifice." Check it out below.
Californian math-rock duo standards have released a lyric video for their song “Special Berry”. The song is off of their debut full-length Fruit Island due out May 29 on Topshelf Records. Due to the current health crisis standards has had to postpone their previously announced US and Canada tour with Shin Guard. The band released their EP standards in 2018. Check out the video below.
Today we have a Punknews exclusive premiere video for New Jersey emo/alternative band Loyalty To Me. The track is called "Rewrites" and it is off of their upcoming EP titled Clash // Coexist. The album will be released on May 15, 2020. See below to view the video and quote from the band.
Jersey City xylophone-maniac-punkers Crazy and the Brains are going to release a new EP and it's called Where the Juice Drips!
As always, the band is wild, weird, and they mix up charging punk with art-rock and folk-punk styles. But on the new release, recorded by Pete of The Bouncing Souls, the band band is kicking it out full throttle!
Speaking to Punknews, the singer Christoph Jesus said, "We started workin on these songs last August, getting ready for a Canadian tour with our friends Days N Daze in October and the week after tour we had studio time with Pete from the Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park NJ. We sat boxed up working on this EP before tour and the first time anyone else heard some of these songs were the kids in the Canada and they flipped and crowd surfed to it, so we figured these songs were cool.
One of the songs "I DON'T DELIVER PIZZA ANYMORE" - following the style of how we rolled in the early days, debuted at an open mic. [Our guitar player] Ernest heard the demo and demanded we keep the song as is, simple and raw. We mainly followed that except for adding strings suggested by [our xylophonist] Jeff. We played this song for the first time as a full band to a crowd in Canada. A lot of kids out there shared their own pizza delivery job stories with us, Canadian kids are cool, Canadian pizza sucks.
I’d like to say I find no relation to corny pizza memes or the overly played out goofy pizza themes beat to death by pop punk and hipster bands of recent. I used to deliver for Helen's Pizza in Jersey City, NJ. This song is a summoning of self confidence and a clear and simple fuck you to anyone who doubts me.
Jen Fantaccione plays cello on this track too, she gigs with The Front Bottoms, she is bad ass. This ones called I DON’T DELIVER PIZZA ANYMORE."
The new EP will be out on a 7-inch on May 1. You can pre-order that bad boy right here and check out the new track below, right now! The band is also live steaming a show at 9m est tonight. You'll be able to check that out here!
We are so pleased to bring to you a Punknews Exclusive premiere for New York based punks The Clickbaits. They have released a brand new single called "Universal Depression", see below. The track is available on all digital platforms and was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jesse Cannon at Found Soundation Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
We're continuing our Lockdown Freakout series! In the series, we stream live performances to you in the comfort of your own quarantine zone so you can get the feel of going out without leaving your six-foot safety bubble!
Today at 4pm est, we're bringing you a full live set from Omnigone! Omnigone is the project headed by Adam Davis of Link 80, Gnarboots, and Flat Planet. The group is a return to Davis' ska-punk roots, but he keeps the underlying dread and metaphysical terror of Gnarboots in the rocking new project.
Then, be sure to stop back next week for some more Lockdown Freakout episodes! On Monday, Catbite will kick out a set of kick ass ska in a duo-style at 4pm EST! On Wednesday, Cristy Road will play a solo set, Then, next Friday, Stolen Wheelchairs will smash through a set of straight up three-chord punk. We'll see you then!
Good Riddance have announced plans to release a four song EP on Bandcamp over four weeks. Each Thursday a song will come out with the full EP being available on April 16. The first song is called “Illusion of Control” and is available on Bandcamp now. All of the proceeds from the songs will go to the World Food Program. Good Riddance released Thoughts and Prayers in 2019 on Fat Wreck Chords. Check the song out below.
Sheer Mag have announced rescheduled dates for their US tour with Young Guv that was originally scheduled for April and May. The tour will now take place in August. Sheer Mag released A Distant Call in 2019 via Wilsuns Recording Company. Check out the dates below.